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Thursday Island switching to digital-only TV on 5 June By MARK BOUSEN TV viewers will be the big winners with the introduction of digital TV to Thursday Island and four adjacent Islands on June 5, according to Mick Hoare, owner of TI TV Repairs. “There’s nothing to worry about, and viewers will have a far-better quality reception and far-more channels to choose from. “If you get an excellent reception with the ABC digital channels which are available now, then you can expect the same quality from the three commercial channels as well.” Analog services to Thursday, Horn, Prince of Wales, Hammond and Friday Islands will end on June 5, while the service to the Outer Islands will end on December 10. SBS, Imparja and 7 Central are currently still being transmitted in analog format, but are in the process of bring converted to digital transmission status and are expected to be online by the cut-off date. Mr Hoare said there are several options available to viewers with analog sets. • They can install a set-top converter; • Purchase a big-screen TV; or • Install a suitable DVD player which has a digital-tuner capacity. “However, set-top boxes are virtually obsolete,” Mr Hoare said. “Any TV set sold within the last five or six years has a digital tuner it; any set bought within that time is fine.” He says he very rarely sees an analog TV is use in homes. “They all seem to have bigscreen TVs and box sets are in the kids’ room being used for video games or sitting under houses in disrepair. “I can’t emphasise enough how much better the quality will be, as well the greater number of channels as the digital signal is 10 times stronger.” “Viewers in current poor-

reception areas should receive significantly improved reception unless there are obstructions such as trees, hills etc interferring with reception. “That can also be affected by old antennas and cabling.” The Federal Government is providing the necessary equipment for the installation of satellite transmission on the Outer Islands on December 10. That is already being rolled out on some islands. The same system has been in place on the NPA for some months. Torres Shire Council is not expecting a proliferation of old TV sets to be dumped. Mayor Pedro Stephen says Council will monitor the situation to determine if any action is necessary. Ben and Sue Murray, owners of Col Jones Bi-Rite, said: “Are you digital TV ready, we are at Col Jones?” Mr Murray said: “We don’t anticipate too many problems, with old cables and antennas the main problem. “We have all the digitalcompliant equipment on hand, and please feel free to drop in and we can answer any questions on digital TV. “We’re expecting a lot people will be a little confused by the changeover. “All the antennas we’ve been selling for the last four years or so are digital compliant; so there shouldn’t be too many problems.” Australian Government Endorsed Antenna Installers can assist, and a list of local Endorsed Installers can be found on www.digitalready. or by calling 1800 20 10 13. People, who rent their homes or live in buildings with shared antenna systems, should check with their landlords or body corporate to ensure their building is ready for digital TV. The Household Assistance Scheme is available for people on Thursday Island who have a working TV, have not yet converted to

Dujon Niue takes the Torres Strait Island flag to the highest peak, Lagaw Kampass

A peak experience on Moa Sue and Ben Murray, owners of Col Jones, with some of the equipment which might be needed with the end of analog TV on June 5. digital TV and receive the maximum rate of the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Service Pension or Income Support Supplement payment. The Department of Human Services has written to eligible people on Thursday Island inviting them to opt in for assistance. Those who think they might be eligible should call the Department of Human Services as soon as possible (1800 556 443). The Scheme provides an entire package of assistance and is free to eligible households. Assistance includes the supply and installation of a set-top box, a demonstration of how to use the equipment, 12 months after care support and equipment warranty and where necessary, antenna and cable upgrades if the resident owns their home. To find out more about the digital TV switchover residents can enter their full address into the mySwitch tool on the Digital Ready website or call the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13.

WHEN 17 adults, two children and a dog set out to climb Mt Augustus, the highest mountain in the Torres Strait, they weren’t expecting it to be so difficult, or so much fun. The words of Allman Brothers famous song Everybody’s Got a Mountain to Climb might have been written for them as they scaled Moa Peak.The group fought their way through dense forest on an overgrown and often invisible track, led by Guide Adrian Cummings, 72, who cracked a pace that had some of his fellow climbers gasping. The climb was the brainchild of Arpaka Dance Company Artistic Direc-

Happiness is reaching Moa Peak.

tor Dujon Niue who thought it would be fun, so organised the adventure for St Paul’s Community young adults. “This peak is known throughout the Torres Strait as Lagaw Kampass, so before we commenced we paid our respects to Spirits of the Mountain, asking them to guide us safely to the top, and to notify them we come in peace. “The journey up the mountain took 1 hour 55 minutes. “As we climbed, the mountain looked so beautiful. It’s covered in lush vegetation and many different species of palm trees. Continued on page 4


Reverend Ron Enosa blesses the Malu Kiai.

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Senior Boigu Ranger Nelson Gibuma and Elders Sulia Gibuma and Wal Aruba at the christening of the Malu Kiai with a coconut.

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THE second of a planned fleet of seven Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Ranger boats has gone into service following a small community gathering on Boigu Island. The six-metre Malu Kiai was blessed by Reverend Ron Enosa before a coconut was broken across the vessel by Boigu Elders, Sulia Gibuma and Wal Aruba, on Friday, 26 April. TSRA Chairman Mr Joseph Elu said the new boat will greatly improve the capacity of Rangers to operate in the top western group. “In the past, ranger travel in some areas was restricted to the use of boat and helicopter charters. “Now the Boigu Rangers will be able to access remote and important sites more often. “Visits to some of the important areas have previously been restricted to two charters a year. “A number of visits have already been planned and Rangers will be carrying out fauna and turtle surveys as well as feral animal control.

Mr Elu said the emphasis on safety at sea for the Rangers had been maintained with an upgrade of the satellite antenna on the Malu Kiai. “Because of the way satellites travel over the Torres Strait there have been problems with satellite phones dropping out but the new antenna will be added to all the new boats to overcome the problem.” “Spray screens have also been added to the new boats to improve crew comfort and to protect the electronics such as the Automatic Identification system which allows the movement of the ranger boats and nearby ships to be monitored around the clock.” He said the rollout of the new six metre boats would continue over the next two months. “The next boat is going to Iama then deliveries are planned for Saibai, Mabuaig, Erub and Mer.” The first boat to go into service Urpi Urui - was launched on Badu Island last year.

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Strait to a domestic violence-free zone By MARK BOUSEN

The group who took part in the Domestic and Family Violence workshop for front-line workers at the Grand Hotel on Thursday Island last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Use the ‘3 Rs’ to manage DV By MARK BOUSEN

PARTICIPANTS in a workshop on Thursday Island last week returned to lessons of the “three Rs”, only this time it had nothing to do with school studies, but the reality of domestic and family violence. The group learned the new meaning of the “three Rs”: Recognise - the signs of domestic and family violence; Respond - the people experiencing domestic and family violence; and Refer - to the appropriate authorities. The 20 people, who took part in Lifeline’s Indigenous Domestic Violence Alert program at the Grand Hotel last Tuesday and Wednesday, were front-line workers in domestic and family violence cases from the NPA and across the Torres Strait. They included nurses, midwives, men’s healing group representatives and other front-line workers who are treating and working with victims. Indigenous Trainer for the D.V. Alert program Tracey Whetnall said 14 of the 20 present were Indigenous workers and the remaining six worked with Indigenous victims, now regarded as “survivors.”

She revealed the extent of domestic and family violence. “Domestic and family violence is more than hitting people; there are eight categories.” They are: • Verbal, • Physical, • Social, • Sexual, • Psychological, • Stalking, • Spiritual, and • Property damage. The workshop also dealt with what is described as the Circle of Violence. • The Honeymoon Period when everything is “rosy”; • The build-up to the Domestic and Family Violence; • Explosion - the event; and • Regret - the I’m sorry and it won’t happen again stage; and • Pursuit - when the perpetrator attempts to win back favour with the survivor. Ms Whetnall said that, while more than 80 per cent of domestic and family violence was perpetrated by men, it’s not all men who are responsible. “The solution to Domestic and Family Violence is a whole of community problem, ant won’t be resolved

until people make changes.” She was delighted with the presence of three men at the workshop. “It was wonderful that they came as Lifeline recognises the need for men to take control of their behaviour.” Ms Whetnall said she came from a loving and caring family home life and didn’t experience domestic and family violence until her early adult life. “I didn’t see myself as a survivor; I just thought I was lucky. But I am a survivor.” The programs are being rolled out in remote regions across Australia, with last week’s Torres Strait workshop believed to be the first for Indigneous workers.

THE Torres Strait needs to become a Domestic Violencefree zone, according to Mr John Whop, the White Ribbon Ambassador for the region. “The Torres Strait position is we have to work with the people, for the people, by the people to overcome this wide-spread community problem,” Mr Whop said. He added that domestic violence was broader than just the violence aspect, and included issues, such as home invasion, theft and other activities, which impact on the broader family unit and community. Mr Whop praised the movement of among men to talk about Domestic Violence. “This in an important development; and I encourage more men to come forward and discuss the matter. “The start of overcoming Domestic Violence starts with the men; but this distressing problem can be cured only by the whole community - men, women and children - working together to face it and then overcoming it. “Men have to have the courage to work together on this matter; to come forward and work with and support each other.” He also is spending time and talking with young men about the issue. “It is important we start with the young as well.” Mr Whop says Domestic Violence is not a 9-to-5,

Monday-to-Friday issue; it’s not a Friday night event after the consumption of too much alcohol. “Domestic Violence is a 24-hours-day/seven-days-aweek matter; and the community needs to recognise that as something which can happen at any time of the day or night.” Mr Whop said there many factors which contributed to Domestic Violence, such overcrowding in accommodation, financial and socio-economic issues. “Over-crowding is serious concern as a one of the fundamental causes. “Domestic Violence in over-crowded accommodation involves everyone living there; it forces people to take sides, almost always along families; and the children, frightened and terrified by what is happening in front of them, are further victims of D.V. With emotional damage. “One incident can involve numerous people living in that accommodation.” There are numerous benefits from riding society of the curse of D.V. “It allows time for other matter such as spending and enjoying the time with families, and in the community. “And that has to be applauded.” A community group dealing with DV is to meet later this year. As the White Ribbon Ambassador, Mr Whop says he us honoured to promote it 24 hours a day on a voluntary basis.

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Tagai students shine for awarding of Athe Walter Nona Scholarship

At the base of Mt Augustus, climbers check their supplies.

A peak experience on Moa Continued from page1 “Some of us sang songs, probably to keep the pace going,” said Mr Niue. “When we got to the huge boulders, the view was so spectacular, iPads and cameras came out to record the beautiful scenic panorama far in the distance and down to the sea. “Then we continued

upward to the Tower to have our lunch. We all sat around sharing yarns of unexpected events on our climb.” The group climbed on to the helipad where more photos were taken, and climbers continued yarning, laughing, singing and dancing as they waited for the arrival of the guide, who had slowed down a bit on the steeper parts. “As soon as he arrived

we started heading down the mountain, but continued singing. “An advantage of living on Moa Island is that you have to make your own fun. “There aren’t any entertainment facilities; no movies, shops, skate ramps, clubs or pubs, so we just get out there and take up challenges that test and teach us about our beautiful island.”

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Athima Nona, Melita Muhamad, Abbie Pearson and Luke Lawrie who received an Athe Walter Nona Scholarship. SEVERAL students from Tagai Secondary College were the recent recipients of the Athe Walter Nona Scholarship, acknowledged at a luncheon recently on Thursday Island. Sondra Barry, Deputy Principal of the Middle School, said: “It is with great pride that students were presented with these prestigious awards. These are the students from Year 7 who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exemplary behaviour and exceptional attendance. “The Althe Walter Nona Scholarship is for students throughout the Torres Strait, which aims to individually mentor and case manage recipients to enrich and accelerate learning experiences to ensure they achieve their aspirations for the future.

Mrs Sondra Barry awarding a scholarship to Athima Nona.

“We have a strong team in place to support the program from the families of the recipients plus staff from our College, including Ms Cherryl Peryy (HOD Junior Secondary), Ms Rachael Templeton (Teacher Mentor), Mr Rishi Jagunundan (Guidance Officer), and myself. “Students were presented with their own personal laptops, scholarship badges, and stationary packs, and a full introduction to our new Scholarship Program was explained. “Thank you to all students and families and staff involved in this wonderful learning opportunity. “I am looking forward to seeing the development of each student in the coming months under guidance of this Scholarship,” Ms Barry said.

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Thursday Island’s Napau Namok feeding Rainbow Lorikeets. By ALF WILSON THURSDAY Island man Napau Namok is highly popular with the birds. But not the human species. These birds which befriended the 35-year-old Mr Namok are actually Rainbow Lorikeets. “I travelled down from Thursday Iland on 4 May to Townsville to stay with a mate, Anthony Stout, who I used to be a PLO with, and across the road I saw some lorikeets which had landed,” he said. So Mr Namok went across to the house and was asked would he like to feed the birds some leftover bread. “I was a bit apprehensive at first as, when I went to primary school in Townsville, I often got attacked by magpies during their breeding season,” he said. Page 4 Torres News

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But after being convinced by Mr Stout that the lorikeets would not harm him, he placed the bread on his two hands and was swamped by lorikeets. “They ate out of my hands and were so close. They are beautiful birds and then flew off,” he said. It was a positive outcome as Mr Namok said he had now overcome a bird phobia which had plagued him since his school days and swooping magpies. Coincidentally soon after a magpie flew in and landed near Mr Namok who wasn’t at all keen to feed it by hand. “But this has helped me overcome my phobia,” he said. Mr Namok was returning from Townsville to TI on 12 May and will be telling all his family and friends about his experience.

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Childcare Manager Annie Baragud is leading the way in early years education on Iama. in two or more areas (compared with 13.8% in Queensland) • Stronger improvement was reported in island communities in the Torres Strait region. What is the AEDI? The AEDI is a population-based measure of how children have developed by the time they start school. It looks at five areas of early childhood development: physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills, and communication skills and general knowledge. In both the 2009 and 2012 surveys, data was collected from school teachers, who completed a checklist for all children in their first year of full-time school. PRESTIGE HOUSE FOR RENT Data compiled for Torres Strait Region • 4 Bedroom • Air Conditioned includes all Torres Strait • Near new quality home • Tri level Island communities as well as the far northern • High up on Hargrave Street • Open plan with cape york. stunning views • Quality fit out For more informaCall 0427 533 081 tion, or to see the full report and community Or email profiles, visit the AEDI webiste: au/aedi/ AEDI data comparisons 2012 results showed a signficant overall reduction in the number of children dentified as developmentally vulnerable across all five areas of the early childhood development Our suppliers will be here so come get yourself a bargain! compared with 2009. Thursday Physical health and Island wellbeing: 5.35% imServicing the provement. Torres Strait & Outer Islands Social competence: 6.9% improvement. Emotional maturity: 11.6% improvement. Language and cognitive skills: 21.7% improvement. Communication skills and general knowledge: 91 Douglas Street • Ph: 4069 1548 10.6% improvement.

STRAIT Start is celebrating as the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) concludes that young children of the Torres Strait are now performing better across all areas of early years development. The national results from the governmentfunded AEDI reported that the Torres Strait region has shown significant improvement across all five areas of the early childhood development, compared with their same-age peers in 2009. The Torres Strait Islanders’ Regional Education Council, operators of Strait Start - the region’s only comprehensive early education program, contributes this success to a renewed

focus on the early childhood in recent years. Highlights from the 2012 report include:: • Less children identified as developmentally vulnerable across every area, compared to 2009 results • Badu Island recorded better than the national rates for children identified as developmentally vulnerable, across every area • The majority of children are doing well on each of the five areas • 35.5% of children were identified as developmentally vulnerable in one or more areas (compared with 26.2% in Queensland) • 22.2 % of children were identified as developmentally vulnerable


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Councillor David Bosun teaching kids about printmaking at Nalmun Lagau Minaral Art Centre.

Kids hop into Kubin program By KATHERINE CRANNEY Photos by DANIE SAVAGE and ANTHONY MURPHY PRINTMAKING, blue light discos, Oztag and golden oldies’ basketball were all part of the fun during the recent Kubin Easter holiday program. The Kubin community was a frenzy of festivities from April 1 to 12 with activities held all day and well into the night. Kubin’s Stakeholder Group - which includes representatives of community and government groups - put forward the idea of holding a holiday program, a first for the Kubin. Cyril Manas, PBC Chair remarked that the community wanted a cultural-based holiday program that focused on healthy living and staying active. Danie Savage, of the Indigenous Knowledge Centre, co-ordinated the fortnight with Councillor David Bosun. She explained: “The whole point of the program was to see the kids socialising together, that family connection, and to give the teenage kids something to do at night.” All age groups were involved in art and cultural activities. Young children sung traditional songs, painted coconuts and made Easter baskets, while Kubin’s teenagers learnt lino printing at the Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Art Centre. Cr Bosun, an artist himself of significant reputation, reflected that the fortnight allowed the “passing of artistic knowledge to the next generation, the new wave of artists coming through”. He added that, it is “not only artistic skills, but traditional knowledge of stories and songs that are being passed down through a fine art medium”. Resident artist Solomon Booth printed the kids’ work for the grand finale: an art exhibition on the last Friday of the holidays. That day, the Kubin Community Hall became a professional art gallery, with community members filing past tables of the students’ impressive prints.’

“All the kids were so proud of their work,” said Miss Savage. “Some kids were really committed, really keen. They were at the art centre every day, and that showed in their artwork,” said Cr Bosun. Some of these artworks will be a entered Bozie Savage, one of the into the student division young artists. of the upcoming Gab Titui Indigenous Art Awards. The program also included several sports. Young children played pass-the-parcel, egg and spoon races and the old classic: the hokey pokey. Older kids put their right foot in and out of volleyball, softball, Oztag, touch footy and basketball. Miss Savage laughed that one of the funniest moments was the ‘golden oldies’ basketball game, where kids looked on, shocked, as their parents, aunties and uncles were shooting hoops like they were born in the 1990’s. “All those adults playing, it was an eye-opener for the kids,” Danie said. The two teenage referees were particularly perplexed; the tables had turned! Miss Savage expressed her gratitude to the kids for participating; PBC and TSIRC for their support; the Stakeholder Group; Anthony Murphy from the Ngalmun Lagau Minaral art centre; the Tagai Kubin campus and all of the community volunteers. Cyril Manas spoke of the generosity of the community volunteers and the “huge turn-out from the kids” over the whole fortnight. On the back of this success, Kubin hopes to run another program during the June holidays. As Mr Manas said: “We’re looking forward to the next program, and to including more cultural activities like Kup Murri cooking and gathering wild yams.” The June holiday program will be structured around NAIDOC week and Mabo Day celebrations.

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Senior Medicare role for Vonda GIVING all Torres Strait Islanders a voice in their health care is the goal of Vonda Moar-Malone in her new role of Far North Queensland Medicare Local Senior Manager for Health Collaboration in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula area. Ms Moar-Malone will be based on Thursday Island where, Far North Queensland Medicare Local Chief Executive Officer Dr Michael Wilson said: “She would play a vital role engaging with stakeholders to develop and facilitate the coordination of primary health care services. “Vonda will work closely with the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Hospital and Health Service to deliver more co-ordinated services so patients can transition smoothly in and out of hospital and people can access the full range of primary health care services,” he said. “I am delighted we have been able to appoint someone with a strong health partnership background who already has the respect of the many health organisations she will work with as well as the support of the Torres Strait community where she was born and has lived much of her life.” Ms Moar-Malone has been the Executive Manager of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Health Partnership for the past two years after re-establishing the Partnership in her previous role with the Torres Strait Regoinal Authority (TSRA). “I felt it was important to get discussions between the TSRA, Queensland Health and the Department of Health and Ageing back on the agenda and was happy to take on the challenge to ensure the Partnership was active in monitoring health service delivery in the region,” she said. “Through that role I became involved with the Medicare Local and engaged the Health Partnership to become one of its founding members to ensure the health reform views of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area would be heard at a national level. “My passion has always been my community and contributing to bettering the health and wellbeing of our people and I am also very passionate about supporting our women and making sure they have a say. “I want to see meaningful and sustainable programs developed that will build the capacity of the community to look after their health. “These programs could be educational and deal with issues such as maternal child health and healthy lifestyles, but they need real community engagement to ensure we improve the health of our community. “Through the Medicare Local I think we can work with the local people and key stakeholders to achieve meaningful outcomes that will address the gaps in primary health care in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula area.” Ms Moar-Malone’s 20-year career in the Australian public service started with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Torres Strait and includes attaining a scholarship with the United Nations in 2001 to learn about protecting the rights of Indigenous people. Her office will be located within the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Hospital and Health Service on Thursday Island.

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A RESEARCHER has urged that doctors prescribe healthy foods to Aboriginal Australians in the way they currently offer prescription medicines. University of South Australia researcher Kerin O’Dea and colleagues have found worrying eating habits in remote communities. She says some people are spending 16 per cent of their food budget on soft drinks compared with as little as 2 per cent on fruit. Ms O’Dea has urged there be subsidised nutritious food and that doctors in remote areas prescribe such food as they do with medicines.

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“Everyone is welcome, and we would love to see as many as possible come and join us,” Carolyn Williams, from PKA, said. Tea, coffee, cakes and treats will be served to entice the community to take part and enjoy the social atmosphere. The function will be held from 10am to noon. The nation-wide ABMT is one of the most-successful fundraising events in Australia.

IT’S that time of the year to raise your cuppa for cancer search, with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to be held at the PKA Hall later this month. The PKA will hold its annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event on Thursday, May 23 and invites the entire community to come and raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council and its on-going quest to find a cure for cancer and to assist cancer patients.

The Wicked The Eye Witch of of the Canberra? Cyclone ISN’T the internet a wonderful thing? If I try hard, I can remember when news meant the ABC radio version. I don’t count the frothy stuff on the music channels - suffering through the presenter’s inane babble to hear a few rushed headlines is not worth it. And by the time the quality newspapers (yes, Samantha, there used to be such things) arrived here, whatever they had no longer qualified as news. Now a few clicks of the mouse and my news is hot and fresh, and coming from such a variety of sources I ought to be able to distil a balanced picture of what is happening in our wide brown land. Yes, I ought to be able but . . . What is it between the newspapers and our Julia? Last week she finally got around to doing something for Australians with disabilities, and I say - bless her little heart! I can totter around fairly well at the moment, but if I ever get stuck in a wheelchair and need continuous help . . . All over the country, thinking

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Australians approve and even accept a dollar-a-day levy to pay for it. (Except for presenters of those music channels who would prefer to spend their dollar at Starbucks.) So why am I whinging? Look at the newspapers. Although our Julia has done something most us like - even Tony Ears supports the idea - the newspapers are still treating her like the Wicked Witch of Canberra. If she had decided to eat live fluffy bunnies for breakfast she would not have got a worse press. I happen to like Julia, mostly because she is clever and a woman. I would not go so far as to say I trust her - she is a politician, after all - but she must be very capable to keep a minority government running for three years. Why do the papers get so hysterical about her, and pour bile over everything she does? Because she is so very bad? Bad compared to whom, for goodness sake? Tony Ears? Oh, give me a break!

Publisher’s Details Publishers of the Torres News

Mon 13. Entries close for Leichhardt Comunity Calendar photography competition. Inquiries 4051 2220 Mon 13. CPR course, $63, Thursday Island JCU Campus, 9am - 1pm, 13 74 68 Mon 13 - Tue 14. Apply First Aid course, $162.35, Thursday Island JCU Campus, 9am - 5pm, 13 74 68 Mon 13 - Fri 17. NPA Youth Checks, Bamaga Youth Centre, from 10am Fri 17. Torres Shire Council Tourism Committee networking masquerade cruise, departs Engineers Wharf, from 7.30 Tue 21. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI, 9am Tue 21. NPA Youth Checks, Seisia Health Centre, from 10am Wed 22. Under 8s Day at Injinoo Wed 22-Fri 24. NPA Youth Checks, Umagico Health Centre, from 10am Fri 24. Entries close, Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award, 4069 0888 Sun 26 - Mon 27. Queenland Government Community Cabinet meeting Mon 27 - Wed 29. NPA Youth Checks, New Mapoon Health Centre, from 10am

JUNE Sat 1. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Mon 3. Mabo Day shire holiday Sat 15. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Tue 25. Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award opening night Sat 29. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

JULY Mon 1. Coming of the Light shire holiday Thu 4 - Sun 7. Island-of-Origin rugby league

carnival, Badu Sat 27. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

AUGUST Sat 10. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Fri 23 - Sun 25. St Teresa’s College Abergowrie 80th anniversary celebrations, 4780 8300

Sat 24. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

SEPTEMBER Sat 7. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Sat 14. Federal election Fri 20. Multicultural Show Day shire holiday Sat 21. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

OCTOBER Sat 5. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

CHURCH SERVICES Parish of St Bethel,131 William Cr Bamaga NPA, Sundays 10am Uniting Church, 114 Douglas St Thursday Island, Sundays 9am Independent Church Parish of the Resurrection TI, Morning Prayer Sundays 10am, Evening Service 7pm


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CHAIRMAN: Mark Bousen PUBLISHER: Corey Bousen MANAGING EDITOR: Mark Bousen ACCOUNTS: Meg Bousen

The publishers of the Torres News acknowledge the Kaurareg Nation, upon whose land the Torres News makes its home. We pay our sincere respects to the elders and the peoples of the Torres Strait and NPA, across whose traditional lands and seas we report. This newspaper is dedicated to recognising, preserving and promoting the traditional cultures and customs of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal peoples of this region.

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Sound foundation for learning MOST of us realise that a child uses their eyes and hands to learn how to read and write. But before a child knows what a word looks like or how to draw its shape on a page, they know how it sounds. The importance of hearing to learning how to read and write is what makes Otitis Media or middle ear disease a major threat to a child’s success at school - especially if that child is Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander. Ear disease is the leading cause of hearing loss among Australia’s Indigenous people and some studies suggest it affects up to 91 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids during their pre-school and primary school years. Tagai State College’s head of Special Education Services, Zoe Lang, explains how the infection can undermine success at school. “When teachers begin to teach reading, they start with helping children to recognise sounds,” she says. “A word is a sound - in fact most words are made up several sounds. “Children learn these sounds before they learn the letters used to represent them.” Otitis Media causes problems when it stops a child from hearing all the sounds that make up each word. Because there are many languages spoken in the Torres Strait, and traditional languages have some sounds that are different to English, Zoe says local students have more sounds to learn when they get to school than mainland Australian kids. “Children here learn Creole and English and sometimes more languages depending on whether traditional languages are used at home,” she says. But because ear disease can come and go, and affect a child’s hearing in different ways each time, Zoe explains it can be a difficult for parents and teachers to know when the infection is there. “When a child has Otitis Media, some sounds might

get through but not others. “And sometimes a child can still get an idea of what’s being said but not all of it. “Sometimes because ear disease can come and go altogether - parents might just begin to think there’s a hearing problem but then it clears up.” The challenge of identifying when a child has Otitis Media is further complicated by the possibility of there being no physical signs or symptoms either. “Parents and teachers can be tricked into thinking a child’s hearing is fine,” Zoe says. But if left untreated, ear infections can not only hamper a child’s ability to learn reading and writing but leave them with a hearing loss that lasts for the rest of their life. “As teachers, we encourage parents and carers to have their children’s ears checked regularly by a health worker, nurse or doctor, even if they seem okay,” Zoe says. Ear checks are free, fast and painless. For more information about Otitis Media please ask at your local health centre or visit www.careforkidsears.

Bu-San Laifoo waits with her brother Jarrod Laifoo for an ear check on Thursday Island. PHOTO: Heidi Gibson.


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The word according to CFMoto has been spreading fast in the Australian marketplace as it quickly becomes recognised for its high-class quality and value for money products. An exciting feature of the CFMoto range is the increasing bevy of high performance UTV models. CFMoto Australia have UTV models ranging from 500cc to 800cc capacity. The CFMoto U range has been engineered with Australians in mind, and made to withstand tough Aussie conditions. Each of the CFMoto UTVs feature high and low-range transmission with selectable two and four-wheel drive, offering power and versatility. With shift on the fly 4x4 traction, and an easy differential lock switch passengers of the CFMotoU range will be able to plough through the toughest and most challenging off-road terrains.

Independent rear suspension and adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers ensures precision handling to its U riders, minimising vibrations and making for a comfortable ride when on the hunt! And with a reliable engine braking system CFMoto UTVs has confidence inspiring handling and boasts extreme CFMoto stopping power. The U Range feature highground clearances and a large 26-litre fuel tank that will make sure that its riders will out-hunt their competitors. A large gas-assisted rear tray, a roof and windscreen are standard, making CFMoto UTVs not only practical but top dollar value. “CFMoto creates models that have all the features a rider could need, built to the highest of quality, backed by a strong two-year unlimited kilometre warranty and an extensive nationwide dealer network at an unbeatable price point,” says national

sales manager, Alan Collins. “If you are trawling your farm, heading out with the mates shooting or just heading to the local lake to catch dinner, a member of the CFMoto U range should be in tow.” CFMoto manufacturing is based in Hangzhou, China, and has been producing powerdriven products for over 20 years. Manufacturing 600,000 vehicles annually, CFMoto is firmly set on becoming the world’s leading supplier of powersports products, a goal that will be achieved by keeping a constant focus on its core values of continual improvement, innovation and quality. The CFMoto manufacturing plant dedicates over 25 per cent of its 1,300-strong workforce to research and development. For further information visit or

Seaman Yusia (left) and Seaman Gebadi in front of the Boatswains Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. Image courtesy of ABIS Dove Smithett, Australian Defence.

Navy career for locals WITH Royal Australian Naval training and qualifications under their belts, Thursday Island and NPA boys Liam Gebadi and Tristian Yusia are looking forward to the adventures to come. Having recently graduated from the RAN Boatswains Mate Course in Melbourne, Liam and Tristian are currently completing their final weeks of training before being stationed on one of the Royal Australian Naval Fleet Ships. Throughout their early days and training, right up to graduation day, the boys say there is one thing that has stayed true for them. That is, to be proud of culture and history, and to strive to make yourself, family and community proud of you in return. “Always strive to be a role model to your people,” Liam said, “stay in school, learn like there is no end to it and most of all, keep the words from your elders -as they want you to have a bright and awesome future.” It was with support from friends and family members that these local boys, out of school and looking for something to do, choose to put their physical and mental fitness to the test, pursuing a career in the Australian Defence Force. On January 14. 2013, the cousins enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy ; Liam through the Defence Force

Indigenous Development Program (DIDP 2012) and Tristian through the Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course (IPRC 2012). Along with fellow recruits, Tristian and Liam graduated their Boatswains Mates Course last month. “You have to ask yourself,” Tristian said, “am I able to really commit to this? Am I mentally and physically able? It’s hard work, but it’s rewarding too.” Coming from small, close-knit communities on Thursday Island and NPA, Tristian and Liam said it was difficult to say goodbye to their families and make the move to the cold climate of Victoria, but they know they are making their families and friends back home proud. Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Don Bowie, Australian Defence Force Senior Indigenous Recruitment Adviser, said the boys have made them proud, both excelling in their training. “I am proud of what we have achieved and where we are going,” Tristian said of their new careers. Looking forward to mastering the skills learnt in their new roles and seeking out adventures, one day they will return home, eager to support the next generation in choosing a career path that they too will be proud of.

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Good health and increased health checks are taking the lead in Cape York NPA Family and Community Services ( a local community health service) is working in collaboration with Queensland Health to encourage youths aged between 15 to 25 to come and get a health check. The NPA Health Checks focus on providing youths with an opportunity to spend a quick 10 to 15 minutes to have a holistic health check covering chronic illness risk factors and sexually transmitted illnesses. To encourage the youth to attend the NPA Health Checks an incentive of a $30 phone credit or local supermarket voucher will be provided once the check is completed. This project aims to work as preventative measure against long-term illness and will help to control rising rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections and chronic illness within Cape communities.

The outcome of the NPA Youth Checks will assist in identifying where education programs need to be focused in the NPA, along with assessing how successful the existing programs are working. The program is going to be a great success for the community thanks to the assistance of the ground staff both from NPA Family and Community Services and Queensland Health. The screening will run over a four-week period throughout five communities of the NPA and will be hoping to attract up to 400 young people aged 15 to 24. This program is showing how well community health services are advancing in the Cape and leading the way in utilizing local resources. For more information, please contact Trisha Kilgour (07 4212 2000) at NPA Family and Community Services.

NPA gets moving for health

Caroline Thlang (instructor left), Jodana Tarrant (student far left), Talei Elu (student right) and Drew Dibden (teacher, far right). By TRISH KILGOUR THROUGHOUT Australia we are seeing increased levels in lifestyle illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Although there is a steady increase in these illnesses in both indigenous and non indigenous populations, indigenous Australians are over 3 times more likely to develop illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and this is even higher in remote areas of Australia. To tackle this issue the Federal Govern-

ment has provided us with funding to create a healthier community through running a structured exercise program to assist in reducing the risk factors for these Chronic Illnesses. Thanks to the Live Longer Campaign the Northern Peninsula Area is getting active. Beginning in June, 2012, NPA Family and Community Services received the opportunity to provide the NPA with a holistic exercise program that would support a range of different fitness levels. The program aims to support the community to have access to a structured physical activity program. Thanks to the “Live Longer Campaign” NPA Family and Community Services (NPA FACS ) has been able to provide a range of activities to the community such as Mat Yoga or Chair Yoga from a professional Yoga instructor. This activity has been available in all five communities along with chair yoga being made available to workplaces in the communities. One of the highlights of the chair yoga has been providing the local “HACC” with this weekly activity. The chair yoga has been great for the elderly in the community to encourage breathing and stretching, which has also worked towards increasing energy and creating a an opportunity to talk to community members about their health and general health issues. The focus on making healthy lifestyle choices created a chance to provide healthy food presentations and education sessions. Water aerobics has also been making a splash within the community by providing a low impact activity

suitable for a range of fitness levels. Thanks to the “Live Longer Campaign” we have been able to deliver over 50 sessions to the community which has encouraged community members to community members to get more active and have more control over their health. Last but not least Muay Thai Kickboxing has been a hit in the community with a variety of age groups getting involved. The Muay Thai classes provide people with a good workout and the opportunity to develop their skills in this martial art. This activity has allowed an opportunity for local people to try something new that has never been available in the NPA before. The Muay Thai kickboxing provides the chance participants to advance in this martial art and have the option to be professionally graded as per the Muay Thai grading system. This gives the option for participants to take this activity as seriously or lightly as they like. The Let’s Get Moving Program has been made available for both men and women and have catered for a variety of fitness levels. This program has been a success in NPA and has supported people to get active and (be more) healthy. The community wants to give big esso to the “Live Longer Campaign” for providing the funding and support to run this program. If you would like any further information or would like to participate in this program please contact the Health Promotion Team at NPA Family and Community Services on 07 4212 4000.

Christina Balabin (yoga instructor) and Alma Gowa working out in chair yoga. Page 10 Torres News

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Layli and bewan’s wedding - bamaga, 20 april


Layli to be given away by Wayne Christian.

Layli and Bewan exchange vows and rings.


The wedding party on the beach.

HE enchanting sound of wedding bells filled the air of the Bamaga community on April 20, 2013. It was on this perfect Saturday afternoon, young couple Bewan Robert Christopher Idai and Khadijih Layli Christian made a public declaration of their love and devotion to each other by means of a civil wedding ceremony. The ceremony, which was handled by Cairns wedding celebrant Col Cameron, was held at 2pm on the lawns of the Resort Bamaga and performed in front of close family and friends. The theme chosen for their wedding was “red and white” in representation of their strong

love and commitment. This theme was shown throughout the wedding and was on clear display through the attire worn by the bridal party and the wedding decorations. The ceremony was followed by some traditional island dancing and afternoon photos on a beautiful remote beach. The reception, which was overlaid in red and white decorations, was held in the Paperbark Restaurant at Resort Bamaga. This important night was wonderfully managed by the always respectable and entertaining ‘M.C’ James Matysek. It was truly

a night to remember. A night full of laughter and tears; a night full of memories and emotions; a night that celebrated the joining of two families and the joining of two lives. The night reflected the meaning of an expression that was imprinted on their wedding invites “Love is really everything it’s cracked up to be . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.’” The bride and groom are so thankful for everyone who had a share in making the wedding celebration what it was, unforgettable.

Bewan and Layli.

MC James Matysek with Wife Alice and son Nido.

Bewan with brothers Alex and Michael.

Cutting the cake.

Bewan and Layli take a walk on the beach.

The rings for the ceremony.

Layli with Glenda and Wayne Christian.

Layli and Bewan and Party. Torres News

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Dauan Ngurpay Lag

We begin every school day with Spelling Mastery. This spelling program emphasises spelling patterns and rules and uses repetition to assist solid learning. Our students are tested and then placed into an appropriate learning group. The program is proving to be very successful and we are seeing the students use the spelling words correctly throughout their other written school work.


What is NAPLAN? The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May. NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:Reading, Writing.Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. Source: ACARA 2011 When is NAPLAN? The 2013 NAPLAN tests will be conducted in all Queensland schools on: Date Test Tuesday 14th May Language Conventions and Writing Wednesday 15th May Reading Thursday 16th May Numeracy Friday 17th May Catch-up tests for students who were absent on scheduled test dates How can I support my child? All Tagai State College campuses are preparing the Year 3,5,7 & 9 students to write the 2013 NAPLAN tests, however there are ways that you can support your child leading up to, as well as during the NAPLAN testing period: • Ensure your child is reading every day and completing all set homework from their classroom teacher • Speak with your child’s teacher to see how you can support your child’s learning at home • Attendance at school every day is important for your child to learn vital Numeracy and Literacy skills • During the testing week ensure your child has early nights and a good breakfast—this will help with their concentration during the tests If you require any further information about the NAPLAN tests speak with your child’s teacher or Head of Campus. Alternatively you can visit the NAPLAN website: html

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Rugby League Trials Students from 12 Tagai outer island campuses and the Northern Peninsula Area College travelled to Thursday Island before the Easter break to join Narupay and Waybeni Buway campuses and the Sacred Heart School in the annual Torres Strait District Rugby League Trials. With a total of over 80 students participating, there was a lot of rugby league talent on display and it was always going to be a tough job for selectors to choose the Torres Strait District Team to travel to Innisfail for the Peninsula Campionships. Because of the lack of aircraft available to transport such numbers, the only way that the trials could go ahead was to hold it over two days - some islands coming in on the first day and others on the second. It was great that NPA College could attend, after an absence of two years. On the first day, the teams competing were Waybeni Buway, Sacred Heart/Narupay and outer islands Mabuygiw, Kadhego/Dauan/Warraber/Mer/Erub. The second day saw four teams taking part - Waybeni Buway, NPAC, Outer islands 1 Badhulgaw/Poruma/ Masig and Outer Islands 2 Kubin/Malu Kiyay, Iama/Sacred Heart/Narupay.

The Waybeni team showed the benefit of being able to train together to remain undefeated. However, the outer island students, many of whom were unable to train because of the wet and muddy conditions on their own islands, amazed selectors with their natural talent and this was reflected in the make-up of the team that was chosen at the end of the two days. There were nine outer island students from 8 different outer islands, a record number of campuses represented. Three girls were selected in the team - another record. Trophy awards: Best Forward - Tyrik Matthew (Waybeni), Best Back - Oza Blanket (Badhulgaw), Player of the carnival Clarissa Laifoo (Waybeni), the first time a girl has won this award. Best & Fairest Team - Outer Islands 2 who arrived just in time to take the field for their first game and didn’t complain at all when they had to back up quickly after their games. Thanks must go to TSY & RSA for their continued support as well Northern Pride, Phil Williams and Jim Reeve from sponsors Serco-Sedexo, QRL Board Member Nigel Tillet, KRL reps and Tagai TAFE Rugby League students and teachers who wer also in attendance to assist with refereeing, scoring and selection. Tagai catering students did a fantastic job preparing delicious lunches and evening meals for those who were billeted overnight. The KCD Team provided healthy fruit, vegetables and rolls and was on hand throughout both day. Thanks also to the families who billeted outer island visitors. As usual, Wally Shibasaki was there to help with ground preparation, coordinating referees, refereeing and selection. His services over many years are greatly appreciated. Tagai would also like to acknowledge the contribution of coaches and supervisors of all the campuses that participated.

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6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 Dr Oz 1:00 Dinner Date Australia 2:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 8: Hawthorn Vs GWS Giants 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 11:20 World’s Wildest Police Videos 12:20 Desperate Housewives: You Gotta Get A Gimmick - After suspecting that Mike is getting bored, Susan decides to turn up the heat. 1:20 Movie: “The Matador” (MA s,l) - Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear star in a story of unlikely friendship between a globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen salesman. 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 That ‘70s Show: Babe I’m Gonna Leave You - Hyde is depressed that Jackie still has feelings for Kelso, and Annette is annoyed because Kelso still seems attached to Jackie. 5:30 That ‘70s Show: When The Levee Breaks - Eric and Donna spend the weekend playing house while Bob’s away, but Eric has to lie to his parents to do it.

5:00 Korean News 5:15 Copa del Rey Final: Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid 7:30 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2013 2:55 Martin Amis On Britishness 3:55 Budding Stars of the Paris Opera Ballet: On Progress 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Graham Norton 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Eurovision Song Contest 2013: Semi-Final 2 9:40 Movie: “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” (MAV s,l,v) - While working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder, a discredited journalist and a mysterious tattooed computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets. 12:20 Movie: “Worlds Apart” (M a,l) Based on a true story, a young girl is torn between her conscience, religion and passion when she is forced to make a choice between her faith and her feelings for a man who does not belong to her family’s church, the Jehovah’s Witnesses. 2:25 South Park: W.T.F - After attending their first WWE wrestling match, all the boys want to be professional wrestlers. 3:50 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: Gospel Music Celebration 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia: Canberra Special 1:30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook: Cherries 2:00 Yellowstone: Autumn 3:00 The Romantics: Liberty 4:00 Metropolis: Barcelona 4:30 Flights Of Fancy: Kansai 5:00 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 5:30 Deadly 60: Alaska 6:00 Antiques Master: First Semi-Final 6:30 Compass: Holy Switch 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Dr Who *Final* 8:15 The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier *Final* 8:30 Call The Midwife *Final* 9:30 Kitchen Cabinet: Peter Garrett 10:00 Parkinson: Masterclass: Carlos Acosta 10:55 Stephen Fry On Wagner 11:55 Movie: “Richard III” (G) 2:00 Order In The House 3:15 Rage 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 10:30 Wide World Of Sports 11:30 Sunday Footy Show 1:30 Broncos Insider 2:00 2013 Intrust Super Cup 4:00 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Newcastle Knights Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist: Red And Itchy 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Sheltered - A body is discovered near a forest reserve and the investigation leads the CSIs to uncover what may be a serial killer’s secret lair. 10:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Homecoming - As the team investigates a drug-related triple homicide, they uncover a complex web of corruption in the sheriff’s department that leads all the way back to a long-forgotten, unlikely source. 11:30 TBA 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Spyforce 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 Drive Thru Australia 10:30 AFL Game Day 12:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2013 Highlights 1:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 8: Adelaide Vs St Kilda 8:00 TBA 9:00 A Place To Call Home: The Mona Lisa Smile - The horrors of the war cast a long, unwelcome shadow over Inverness as Jack heads out around town with Sarah on her first day at work. The past haunts Olivia in a different way. 10:00 TBA 11:00 Castle: Inventing The Girl - Castle and Beckett get an inside look at the cutthroat world of the New York fashion industry when they investigate the brutal murder of a young model during Fashion Week. 12:00 Fairly Legal: Satisfaction 1:00 Love Bites: Keep On Truckin’ 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 Cycling: National Road Series 2013 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Netball: ANZ Championship Highlights 5:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Eurovision Song Contest 2013: Final - The world’s favourite song contest is back! Malmö, Sweden, is the host of Eurovision 2013 following their entry’s win in 2012. Ten countries from each semi-final have qualified for the final and will be joined by Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang head up the coverage direct from Malmö. Viewed by more than 125 million people around the globe, Eurovision is also one of the longest-running programs on television. 11:15 Movie: “Breakfast On Pluto” (MAV v,l) - In the 1970s, a young transgender foundling, Patrick ‘Kitten’ Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because his gender identity is beyond the town’s understanding. 1:30 What’s In That Pill? / 2:30 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 Stealing Shakespeare 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 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: President Richard Tate must deal with rival Julius Berger’s growing power base and the appearance of his own dead children. 12:35 Monday Monday: Christine has volunteered Sally for a job swap but is then appalled to realise that she’s going to have a boy from the bakery counter at the local Butterworth’s store working as her PA. 1:25 Time Team 2:15 Michael Kirby 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 7: Teams TBA 5:30 Cheese Slices

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 10:30 Person Of Interest: Booked Solid: Reese and Finch try to save a hotel maid’s life, but the number of suspects proves to be overwhelming. Meanwhile, Carter gets an offer to join the FBI. 11:30 TBA 12:00 Worst Case Scenario: Elevator Plunge/Blackout - Bear shows how to brace for impact during an elevator plunge and how to navigate to safety during a blackout. 12:30 Extra 1:00 The Avengers: The Hidden Tiger 2:00 Danoz 2:30 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: “Forever Love” (M a) 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 - Bianca reveals she never wants to have another baby. Natalie and Zac feel awkward around each other after their fight. Jett’s date with Nina is a success, but he doesn’t seem pleased about it. Meanwhile, Maddy decides to get Spencer back. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 Grey’s Anatomy: Can’t Fight This Feeling / She’s Killing Me - A gas tanker explodes on a Seattle highway, causing multiple injuries. 11:30 Private Practice: Georgia On My Mind 12:30 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2013 Highlights 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

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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: Holy Switch 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Our Summer In Tehran 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Croc College 8:30 New Tricks: Nine Lives 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ian Rankin - The creator of ‘Rebus’ is now a bestselling crime writer, but he followed a wayward path to get to there. A one-time swineherd, he has also been a tax collector, reviewer of hi-fi equipment and a punk musician. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Last Chance To See: The White Rhino 1:35 Time Team 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 6: Teams TBA 5:30 Cheese Slices

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 9:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Temporary Distraction 10:00 Two And A Half Men: Another Night With Neil Diamond Lyndsey’s breakup with Alan leaves him crushed, so Walden tries to lift his spirits and help him get back on his feet. 10:30 Anger Management: Charlie & The Breakup Coach - Martin helps Charlie coach a high-school baseball team. 11:00 TBA 12:00 Survivors 1:00 Extra 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: “Buying The Cow” (M s,n,l) 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 - Heath decides to stay with Bianca, Indi continues her search for Romeo with help from Chris and Maddy mistakenly thinks Spencer has moved on with Rosie. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Packed To The Rafters: Reality Checks - An exhausted Nathan arrives in London looking for Saskia and baby Edward, desperate to find out why his wife never arrived in Sydney as planned...and the answer changes his life forever. 9:30 TBA 10:40 TBA 11:40 Happy Endings: The Incident 12:05 House Calls To The Rescue 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Seven Early News 5:30 Sunrise Extra

5:00 World News 1:00 About Women: Girls, Girls, Girls 2:00 Tropic Of Cancer: Mexico To The Bahamas 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Mounties At Old Crow 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Coventry Cathedral 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? John Howard 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Night And Fog” (MAV a,v) In Cantonese and Mandarin. Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui paints a realistic picture of domestic violence in this dark family drama. Beginning at the end of the story, the film opens with the brutal murder by a man of his wife and daughters. Going back through witness testimonies and flashbacks, we learn how turmoil and violence lurked underneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic family. 1:15 Anna Pihl - (M) - During a drug raid, Mikala, Anna, Kim and Karim find a large quantity of heroin. 2:10 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 The Jonathan Ross Show 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Jumble 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? 10:00 The Hollowmen: Fat Chance 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Waking The Dead: End Of The Night (Part 1) 12:25 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime: Case Of The Missing Lady 1:20 Time Team 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 7: Central District Vs Sturt 5:30 Cheese Slices

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: An Innocent Man 9:30 The Following: Whips And Regrets 10:30 TBA 11:30 Weeds: From Trauma Cometh Something - Nancy tries to adjust to life in New York City and gets a surprise when Andy and Shane, whom she thought were in Copenhagen, unexpectedly show up at her door. Elsewhere, Silas attempts to land a job as a model, and Doug pays a visit to an old friend. 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: “Borderline” (M a,v,s,l) 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: Rosie decides to keep the baby. Spencer wants to support Rosie, but as a friend. Chris goes to visit his parents. Indi hires a private investigator to track down Romeo. Dex snaps under pressure and decides not to go to the board review. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Criminal Minds: Magnificent Light / It Takes A Village 10:30 Hannibal: Entree - The administrator of the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane asks the FBI for help after an inmate kills one of his nursing staff and claims to be the Chesapeake Ripper. 11:30 Man Up! 12:00 The Take 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Seven Early News / 5:30 Sunrise Extra

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: Children Of The Mist 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Lloyd’s Building 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Jimmy’s Forest: Summer 8:30 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - Adventurer Charley Boorman continues his journey across Canada, the world’s second largest country, by motorbike. 9:30 Borgen: Men Who Love Women 10:30 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Brick” (M v,d) - Brendan Frye is a loner, someone who knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When his ex-girlfriend Emily turns up dead, he is determined to find out why, and plunges into the dark and dangerous underworld of a high school crime ring. 1:05 Movie: “Accused” (MA a) In Danish. On the surface, Henrik and Nina Christofferson are a seemingly ordinary couple with a happy family life. But their 14-year-old daughter, Stine, has a habit of telling lies in class. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 148

Your  Lucky 



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TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You may have to make a difficult decision. Make sure that you get your priorities sorted out first. The rest will come together. Romance. A chance meeting with a friend of the same sex this week could be significant. This could be the first step in meeting a very attractive new partner.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Work which you did recently has impressed your boss. You will be rewarded, but not in the usual way! Accept what you can. Romance. You may find yourself taken in by a comment from your partner that was meant to mislead you. Make sure to get to the bottom of this matter.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


A friend has been holding you back recently. You will be much more successful without this person’s advice. Romance. A massive improvement in your love-life is just around the corner. While you’re waiting for this change to take place, take time to focus on your own needs.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A somewhat over-enthusiastic approach will stand you in good stead this week. You may have to inject some more energy into the people around you. Romance. Time spent socialising with friends will not be wasted. Don’t miss an offer that won’t come again! Take down phone numbers!

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

Be careful to look behind the façade. Things aren’t exactly as they seem. Unfortunately, the person presenting you with this offer is a close friend. Romance. A minor inconvenience mustn’t be taken seriously. Your partner is trying their best to please you, but is coming up short.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


You need to be at the top of your performance at work this week. Take the weekend to prepare yourself. Romance. Stop analysing other people’s thoughts about your partner. They simply may not be seeing all of the great things about them that you are able to see. Defend them!

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

Don’t expect opportunities to seek you out. You will have to take the initiative if you are to get what you are looking for. Be assertive! Romance. There is no need to try to impress your partner. Certainly, if they were not impressed with you they would have left you long ago!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

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You will be full of life. You will see so many opportunities in front of you that it may be difficult to know where to start. Choose one and go from there! Romance. Your partner may be feeling a little under the weather. Try to cheer them up with something they would not be able to afford.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

Don’t get into a confrontation with somebody in authority. You will be able to get what you want, but only if you choose a more subtle approach. Romance. What seems to you to be a casual flirtation could be very serious for the other person. Don’t flirt if you are not interested!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

This is not the time to follow other people. You need to make your own decisions and take the initiative in getting what you want. Romance. Your love-life will be especially improved by your new take charge attitude. Allow yourself to make plans for a small getaway for the two of you.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)


Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.

– Jean Anouilh


A change in your circumstances may be more of a good thing than it seems at the time. Allow time for the benefits to reveal themselves. Romance. This will be a very rewarding time, both for you and your partner. Be selective with what you choose to do with your new status!

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

You will have a difficult time motivating your colleagues this week. Make sure you can follow through on your promises or they may lose confidence in you. Romance. Your partner may not trust you. Have you given them reason to doubt your loyalty? You need to confront them.

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Date Claimer

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Port Kennedy Community Hall


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Organisational Environment Port Kennedy Association Inc. is a non profit community organisation which was incorporated in the 1987 as an advocacy to governments on issues that affect the members’ area and lifestyle. The organisation manages a variety of community services and projects including community hall hiring, Playgroup, After School Care, Vacation Care , Disability Flexi Respite, Day Service, Recognized Entity, Family Support. It also assists groups or individuals to complete projects by acting as a sponsor body. Purpose Of The Position This position is responsible for the overall running of the office including the supervision of all programs and support for all staff. Must have strong Administration skills and understanding of finance and is able to work with teams. Understanding of Torres Strait Islander Customs and Culture is essential. Position Descriptions can be obtained from Mrs Ellen Akee at PKA Inc Office 64 Douglas Street PO Box 114 Thursday Island. Phone no (07) 4069 2306 or Fax (07) 4069 1977 portkennedyassoc@ Closing date is Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

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DATE CLAIMER Saturday, December 14, 2013 Tombstone Unveiling of the late

Cape York Land Council




Date: Time: Venue: Purpose:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – Thursday, May 30, 2013 9.30am – 4pm Injinoo Community Hall 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 (excluding the area identified as ‘Road 60 wide’ on CP857658), Lot 4 on AP12185, balance part of Lot 5117 on CP857658, ‘Road 60 wide’ on SP137279 and balance Lot 1 on AP17648 (formerly known as ‘Shelburne Pastoral Holding’).

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MINI MARKETS Come along and grab a bargain!

Just send us your happy snap, or if it is a very special occasion, our photographer could attend the event. Photos are published free of charge.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 9.00am to 12.00pm port Kennedy Hall

For more information or to book a stall contact the Port Kennedy office on (07) 4069 2306

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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.

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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.

DATE CLAIMER Tombstone Unveiling

Of the Late Mrs Petta Morseu Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013 Location: Badu Island Contact Names: Bertha Morseu 0447 016 803 Laura Morseu 0429 803 476 Alenka Morseu 0477 534 046

Torres Strait Island REGIONAL COUNCIL

Notice of Repeal and Adoption of Subordinate Local Law Torres Strait Island Regional Council

Torres shire CounCil To lead, provide & facilitate


At its Ordinary Meeting held at Badu Island on 16 and 17 April 2013, Council resolved to: 1

Repeal Subordinate Local Law No. 7 (Indigenous Community Land Management) 2011; and


Adopt Subordinate Local Law No. 7 (Indigenous Community Land Management) 2013.

Subordinate Local Law No. 7 (Indigenous Community Land Management) 2013 is authorised by Model Local Law No. 7 (Indigenous Community Land Management) 2010.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons for casual employment as Airport Security Officers, providing security screening services to aircraft passengers at Horn Island Airport. The security screening service is a 7 day a week operation and will require weekend work. This casual employment would be providing relief to existing security screening staff who may be rostered off or absent due to illness or leave. Applicants with Certificate II in security operations and current First Aid certificate would be well regarded. A full Police criminal history check and pre-employment medical assessment are conditional to employment. Both male and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply so that we can continue to maintain the required gender balance in our Airport Security Team. Employment Terms and Conditions will be in accordance with the Torres Shire Council Certified Agreement 2010. Applicants wishing to be considered should obtain an Application Package from the Council Office, 68 Douglas Street, Thursday Island, the Council’s website or contact our Human Resources Officer, Don Benjamin. Phone: (07) 4069 1336 or email


Applications close 4pm Friday, May 17, 2013 Dalassa Yorkston CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Chief Executive Officer

Subordinate Local Law No. 7 (Indigenous Community Land Management) 2013 Enables the local government to regulate trust land including who may enter, be in or live in, the trust area, the management of camping sites and the designation and regulation of parks and reserves on trust land. __________________________________________________________________________________________ A copy of Council’s Local Laws may be inspected and purchased at Council’s Thursday Island Office located at Torres Strait Haus, Victoria Parade, at the Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience website, or Council’s website.

Rodney John Scarce PO Box 501 Thursday Island, Qld 4875

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BigBalaBurger on TI Turkey’s tail TI Turkey has had his/her lead reduced to one after round eight of the Torres News/Sea Swift/IBIS NRL tipping competition on the weekend, in what again proved a difficult round for tipsters. For consecutive weeks, no one tipped all eight winners, but more surpris-

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The family of the Late Ms Janet Magala would like to sincerely thank the following families for their love, support and contribution during the passing of our late Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Dr Sam Jones, Manager and Staff of St Pauls Primary Health Care Centre, Nursing, Domestic and Medical staff of Thursday Island Hospital, Dr Deena Case, Ms Frances Robertson, Ms Sue Gibuma, Ms Robyn Glynn, Mrs Betty Sagigi, Mrs Jennifer Mairu, Staff of Outer Island HACC Services, Mica Newie Transport, Mrs Ivy Trevallian, Funeral Director and staff of Debra Rose Funeral, Ps Pedro Stephen and Mrs Meiko Stephen, Congregation of Full Gospel Church Thursday Island, Fr Tom Stephen and Mrs Lucy Stephen, Fr Ned Wapau and Mrs Clara Wapau, Congregation of St Pauls Anglican Church, Pastor Wilhelm Pedro & Mrs Maryann Pedro, Pastor Joseph Kris & Mrs Gertie Kris Mr & Mrs Bana Luffman and family, Ms Mary Ward, Ms May Seriat and family, Mr & Mrs Harold Mosby, Mr & Mrs Anthony Cloudy, Mr & Mrs Alan Filewood, Ms Marianne Sands, Mr & Mrs Brian Muhamad, Mrs Edna Sambo & family, Mr Laurie Mosby, Ms Zillan Muhamad & family, Mr & Mrs Ted Loban, Mr Brian Muhamad (Jnr), Mrs Petharie Bani, Fr Charles & Mrs Lency Loban, Mr & Mrs John Abednego, Mr Stephen Abednego, Miss Leila Abednego, Mrs Cessa Nakata, Mrs Ina Titasey, Miss Florence Levi, Mrs Atai Sam & family, Mr Henry Nona (WA), Ms Cissyrea Nona, Mr Wigness Seriat, Mrs Elizabeth Peters, Mr Cyril Stephen & Ms Lydicia Ikeda, Mr & Mrs Philemon Ahmat, Ms Sepie Sagigi & family, Mr & Mrs Bernard Matthew, Mr & Mrs Tony Assan, Mr & Mrs Terry Abednego & family, Mr Guyai Ware & Ms Margaret Kiwat, Mrs Maisie Mosby, Mr Don Elliot Whap & family, Mrs Ruth Doolah & family, Mr & Mrs Winston Seekee & family, Ms Deidree Whap & family, Mr & Mrs Bongo Sagigi, Mr Jacob Luffman, Mr & Mrs Thomas Pedro, Mr Patrick Levi, Mr & Mrs Frank Fell, Mr Kiwat Abednego, Mr George Binjuda (Jnr), Mr Hassim Newman, Ms Rita Mills (Brisbane), Mr & Mrs Jawai Pryce, Mr Marcellus Mills, Mr Simon Williams, Mr & Mrs Scotty Ronsen, Ms Trudy Ronsen, Mr & Mrs Ron Kris, Mr & Mrs Ronsen, Ms Ada Kris, Mr & Mrs Joseph Mene, Ms Tieannie Kris, Mr & Mrs Paul Ware, Mr & Mrs Harold Mene, Mr & Mrs Tommy Newie, Mr & Mrs Paul Tom, Mr & Mrs Donald Vanrysinge (WA), Mr & Mrs John T Kris, Mrs Rose Abednego, Mrs Marie Levi, Mr & Mrs Paul Ware, Ms Yoshira Newie, Mrs Lily Vanrysinge, Mr & Mrs Christopher Ware, Mr Bana Sailor, Mrs Rose Abednego, Mr & Mrs Charlie Coleman, Mr George Kris, Ms Ruth Whap, Mr & Mrs Edward Wapau, , Mr George Newie & Ms Orepa Mene, Mr & Mrs Demetrius Saunders, Mr Jack Sailor & Ms Toshina Kris, Mr Abel Hosea, Mr Richard Newie & St Pauls CEA, Mr Mahat Mene, Ms Moira Hosea, Mr Gaulai Ronsen, Mr Timothy Newie, Mr Stylles Hosea, Mr & Mrs Buwa Mene, Ms Ellafaye Hosea, Ms Gloria Stephen, Ms Rellis Kris, Ms Melora Mene, Ms Pearl Kris, Ms Kaitu Mene, Ms Enita Kris, Mr George Saveka, Mr Timothy Kris, Mr Dennis Newie and Ms Roxanne Nai. A special thankyou to the Marigeths: Mrs Maryanne Pedro and Miss Catherine Kris If there are any family members, relatives and /or friends that we may have missed, please accept our sincere apology and our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude.

ingly only one - Tipper Tonon - correctly selected seven. TI Turkey sits on 49 to show the way after getting five correct. BigBalaBurger with six moves to 48 in outright second ahead of KingTutt (5) on 47. On 46 are Gilligan1, Mr Spiggot and esjay, one in front of Tigrrrr, Tipper Tonon, Jooty, Leon Whittaker and Mugai87 on 45. 44: KPP, RBJ Danger, rayns, TiNell, VooDoo Magic and Barry Tarrant. 43: Deadly Sisters, Marakai, Denis Hill. 4 2 : M a r i n e r, J D

INVITATION TO APPLY Following a Torres Strait Regional Authority Media and Communication Services Review 4MW is pleased to advise that we have revised existing Job Roles to improve our services and seek applications from existing staff and locally qualified people. 4MW is inviting applications for the following positions: Administration/Accounts Officer Senior Broadcaster Broadcasters Producer/Researcher Sales/Sponsorship Officer 4MW reserves the right to appoint the most competent and qualified to the above roles. For further information on the revised Job Roles please email your request to the Operations Manager at: All applications treated in strict confidence.

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NRL Tipping Competition LEADERS AFTER ROUND 8


1st Place - A return trip for two on Sea Swift’s Trinity Bay to Cairns (value $1850)

2nd Place - A $500 IBIS voucher

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The Torres News NRL footy tipping competition is free – there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it. The Torres News footy tipping competition is computer generated,

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Fortune, beaniebuzz, Summer, theflyingfalafel, Marro. 41: Willy, Mr CM, 86, Sarah Finnemore, Vicki R, Kandy. With Tipper Tonon showing the way with seven, on six were: B i g B a l a B u rg e r, G i l ligan1, Mr Spiggot, esjay, Tigrrrr, Jooty, Mugai87, KPP, Rayns, Denis Hill, Mariner, beaniebuzza, JD Fortune, Marro, Willy, Mr CM, Sarah Finnemore, HMD, Mark Hutton, Dragons11, Tokyo Rose, Lee487, Bukerr, zorro Only ByJingo chose the Raiders in their upset win against the previously unbeaten Storm, while Tipper Tonon, Mark Hutton and Lee487 were the only ones to nominate the Sharks to account for the Knights. This year’s tipping competition is again sponsored by Sea Swift and IBIS, with prizes valued at more than $2300. The winner will receive a trip for two to Cairns aboard Sea Swift’s Trinity Bay (value $1850); The runner-up will receive $500 voucher from the IBIS. As the Torres News is printed prior to the completion each full round, results published are a week behind. However, the up-todate results are published on the operator’s web site after each round. Staff from the Torres News and sponsors are ineligible to enter. Only residents from local post codes and subscribers to the Torres News are eligible to enter. The competition is computer generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Torres News nor the sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators.

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Name TI Turkey BigBalaBurger KINGTUTT Gilligan1 Mr Spiggot esjay Tigrrrrr Tipper Tonon Jooty Leon Whittaker

Total Score Total Margin 49 66 48 75 47 130 46 70 46 86 46 97 45 70 45 73 45 80 45 92

with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Torres News or sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Torres News, the Torres News website and the competition operator’s

DRAW ROUND 10 (May 17 – 20, home team first) Friday, May 17 Saturday, May 18

Sunday, May 19 Monday, May 20




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website after each round. Staff from the Torres News and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners. No substitution of prizes for cash. Residents with local postcode and subscribers only eligible to enter and win prizes.


Marlins show winning form


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DEaDlinE is 12noon, TUEsDaYs

FNQ Marlins co coaches Quentin Barba, a relative of NRL star Ben Barba (left) and Barry Nona of Thursday Island at the carnival.



Jarrod Geesu, right, of Mer descent and Nathaniel Bowman starred for FNQ Marlins

By ALF WILSON STRONG defence and brilliant attack led the Far North Queensland Marlins side, which included numerous players and officials of Torres Strait Islander descent, to two wins in as many games at the Queensland Police rugby league championships in Townsville. Eight sides from around the State contested the championships held at Brothers League’s Club Jack Manski Oval from 7-10 May. When the Torres News was on deadline the Marlins looked set to contest the grand final on 10 May. FNQ Marlins was co-coached by Thursday Islander Barry Nona and Quentin Barba who has Boigu heritage. Barba is a relative of Sydney Bulldogs NRL star Ben Barba who had played with the family side Mackay Stallions in the Bindal All Blacks carnival at the Jack Manski Oval last October. The team trainer was Thursday Island Centrelink worker Napau Namok while players of Torres Strait Island descent included Jarrod Geesu, Stephen Tillett, Paul Vandenbos and Glenn Tomsana. In their first game on day one against Southern Boars the FNQ Marlins won 24-0 win over Southern Boars. Marlins led 10-0 at half-time and centre Tillett was strong while Townsville back Nathaniel Bowman was in everything scoring two tries. Weipa policeman Ben Forbes lined up at halfback and was very elusive with the only fault in his game was his failure to kick the ball over the sideline several times after penalties.

“I used to play first grade rugby union in Brisbane,” the Weipa Police Constable said. Another Marlin to shine was Lockhart River Snr Constable Matty Male who was tough and dangerous every time he touched the ball. On day two FNQ Marlins rolled Mount Isa 44-0 and the following day was a rest day. Team trainer Napau Namok said it looked likely his Marlins side would meet South-East Queensland in the10 May decider. “We went very well and not to let a try in against us was a major plus,” he said. There were also some players of Torres Strait Islander descent in other sides including Northern Stingers hooker Thomas Dorrick (Mabuiag) who was crafty from dummy-half. Stingers also had Queensland Imparja Cup cricketer Bradley Stout who came off the bench and played fullback in the round one loss to the Central Queensland Razorbacks.

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Indigenous players and officials in the FNQ Marlins team Back row (from left): Jarrod Geesu, Quentin Barba, Stephen Tillett, Paul Vandenbos (Murray), Barry Nona, Front row: Napau Namok, Joel Nagy (Murri), Clint Arnold, Glenn Tomsana (Kubin) and Aaron Port (Mossman).



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While the Torres News takes every care to ensure the information contained in the Tide Diary is correct, the Torres News accepts no resposibility for its accuracy. Information is provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.


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Sheppard resigns as Pride chief NORTHERN Pride Rugby League Football Club has announced that Chris Sheppard (pictured) has resigned as its chief executive officer. Sheppard, who first joined the Pride as a player and Operations Manager in 2007 before the Club was even accepted into the then Queensland Cup, took over the reigns as CEO at Barlow Park in November 2010 after a successful NRL and State competition playing career. During his two-and-a-half years in the top job, the 32-year-old has steered the club successfully both on and off the field. The Club’s notable achievements during Sheppard’s tenure include the inaugural 2010 Queensland Cup Grand Final win, the expansion of the Northern Pride Academy system, becoming the first rugby league club in Australia to implement a Reconciliation Action Plan. Sheppard was the driving force behind remote games, including Bamaga, which led to the Queensland Rugby League having a full round of ‘Country Week’, and negotiated a deal to bring Intrust Super Cup games to regional

centres this year, and for the next three years. Sheppard said he was extremely proud of his achievements both as a player and CEO at the Pride, and was standing down to “spend some much needed time” with his family. “I have four children under 8 and a wife that has been fantastic while I’ve played a role in cementing the future of the Pride, and it is now their turn to get my full attention,” he said. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve this great game, work with so many fantastic people, and play a leading hand in setting up a Club that will provide opportunities for local people long into the future.” Sheppard officially stood down on Friday, April 26.

Eli Thaiday, who plays Australian Rules.

Broncos, Origina and Australian star Sam Thaiday.

Eli Thaiday with Bulldogs president John Finn.

Eli Thaiday keen to play in Island-of-Origin By ALF WILSON ELI Thaiday, a younger brother of champion Brisbane Broncos, Queensland State of Origin and Test rugby league forward Sam Thaiday, would “love to play for Yam Island side Magun Warriors” at the 2013 Island-of-Origin series on Badu Island. The 97kg and 20-year-old Eli is of Iama descent where he still has many family and friends living. The 27th Origin will be held on Badu Island from 4-6 July. One of the most-popular sporting events in the Torres Strait, it was not held in 2012 due to a shortage of volunteers to run it. Speaking to the Torres News on 6 May, Eli Thaiday said he would relish playing for Magun Warriors at the coming carnival if invited. “My father, Billy Thaiday, is from Yam but I have never been there but I have many relatives there and places to stay. “Outside the footy I’d love to go fishing and see relatives I have never met before. My cousins could show me around,” he said. Sam Thaiday had wanted to play at previous island of Origin Series’ but was never allowed by coaches of his NRL club the Brisbane Broncos, including the famous Wayne Bennett, now mentor of the Newcastle Knights. But wait a minute here . . . Eli is a star utility in the rival footy code in the Townsville Australian Rules so how would he go at rugby league? “I would be able to play lock or second-row and Page 20 Torres News

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am not big enough to be a prop. I started off playing rugby league and am looking forward to the Island of Origin if I get there which hopefully I will,” he said. Eli has been starring for the Thuringowa Bulldogs in the Townsville competition which scored a 24-15-159 to 6-10-46 hammering of the Townsville City Lions on 4t May. Energetic Eli has proven to be a genuine utility player in season 2013 for the Bulldogs. In the Bulldogs first four matches, Eli proved he could handle a key position lining up at fullback or centre and also played non key positions in both defence and attack. Eli slotted in with ease in the forward pocket and back pocket which pleased Bulldogs Club President John Finn greatly. “Young Eli is very strong and can mix and match and is very much part of our plans to win the premiership. He overcame a quad strain injury early on and has been going great,” Finn told the Torres News. Eli said he was enjoying Australian Rules greatly. “I kicked a goal a few weeks back and had just come off the bench into a forward pocket and almost ran into the post. “Matches have been tough but we should go well,” he said. Next month Eli will be supporting his brother Sam who barring injury should be one of Queensland’s trump cards in the State of Origin series against arch enemy NSW. “Sam just had a baby and I am an uncle again and proud of that,” he said.

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