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$2 – EDITION 938, 8 - 14 May 2013

Extra $14m for local Workers’ pride swells at Surfy Homelands

Elders and leaders from across east Arnhem Land listen to the Chief Minister Adam Giles as he launches his new Homelands policy at Gangan community. By MATT GARRICK THE community of Gangan, 150km south-west of Nhulunbuy, is usually known for its famed artists, strong culture and gorgeous natural surrounds. But last Thursday, May 2, it played host to a political and media entourage, who joined a major meeting of clan leaders from some 30 Homelands across north-east Arnhem Land. Chief Minister Adam Giles and Minister for Regional Development Alison Anderson announced at the meeting that the government planned to spend an extra $14 million on the region’s Homelands over the next three years, on top of an already allocated $20 million. Ms Anderson said every Homelands household was now eligible for a bonus of $5200, providing a number of criteria were met, including that children were attending school. “It’s a partnership between the Federal government, the Northern Territory government and you.

“You’re a vital part of this journey,” she told the crowd. “We are not a government who are going to stomp all over you.” Although the audience of traditional owners and community members welcomed the politicians’ visit, during a question-and-answer session some were quick to voice their wariness at the government’s promises. “We want to listen to you, but I have seen many politicians moving the goalposts around,” one audience member said. “We want to see something happen from this government, and we will work with you in partnership to make this thing happen.” Mr Giles said the new policy came about due to underinvestment in housing in Homelands by previous governments. “It was forcing people off their Homelands, and into the bigger towns. “Part of our philosophy that we took to the last election was how we could support communities and Homelands

WORKERS, UNITE: Although these local kids - Levi Norsworthy, Brayden Graham and Casey Dooley - are too young to have experienced the struggles of the workforce, they were still happy to take part in last Sunday’s May Day celebrations at the Gove and people who live on them across the NT.” Along with the additional funding to individual houses, Mr Giles said the government would also soon be committing money to improving the region’s roads. He also talked of how the government planned to scrap Shire Councils. “We have a policy and platform of reviewing the Shire Councils with a view to getting rid of them, and giving control back to people.” Shadow Minister for Indigenous Policy and local member Lynne Walker said Mr Giles and Ms Anderson had addressed the crowd at Gangan with deceit and misinformation. Ms Walker, who also attended the meeting, said the ministers tried to treat the people like fools. “On at least two occasions, Adam Giles told people he would get rid of the Shires, but his own policy which he put out for consultation recommends keeping the Shires. “It’s little wonder people in the bush are confused with these constant mixed messages from camp CLP.”

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She said Ms Anderson was untruthfully proclaiming that from now on all Homelands households would receive $5200 to fix up their homes. “What she failed to mention was that only a select few would be eligible; it would be means tested, and individuals would be getting no actual money.” She said the eligibility criteria was “so complex that it would probably cost at least $5200 just to assess each application for the funding”. Chairman of the Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation - who convened the meeting - Barayuwa Mununggurr welcomed the ministers and thanked them for providing an opportunity to talk about the new policy and funding. “We look forward to genuine government recognition of the importance of Homelands, and real actions to benefit our communities.” Ms Anderson said approximately 10,000 Aboriginal people lived on 500 homelands across the Territory, and this policy would ensure their residents have the same standard of living which all other Australiana should expect.



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The Chief, alongside Minister for Regional Development Alison Anderson, were in town to launch a new Regional Development policy, and check out the hard work done by local Yolngu people to get the Ski Beach community complex nearly ready to be opened.

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A NEW government policy was launched in Gove last week, aiming to give local organisations a voice in steering plans for the region’s development into the future. Launched in Ski Beach by Minister for Regional Development Alison Anderson, a new regional development framework was announced, that plans to bring the three tiers of government together; the Federal, Territory and local governments, to work hand-in-hand with a new Gove Regional Development Committee. Ms Anderson said the new framework will give local industry and organisations a say in how the

government should move ahead with developing the region. “We’re giving them their voices back, by giving them the capacity and incentive to start working with government so that things are done in a cohesive way. “Then we can develop ‘our place’ together.” The new committee, created to oversee the future development of the region, held its first meeting last Thursday, coinciding with the framework announcement. The committee has been set-up to facilitate an agenda for what members believe the region needs most. It features members of key local organisations including YBE, Gumatj Corporation, Pacific Aluminium and the

Chamber of Commerce. Chamber of Commerce President David Suter said the Gove business sector was 100 per cent behind the government announcement. “As we’ve all seen from the Gasto-Gove debacle, Nhulunbuy needs to be diversified and have a diversified economy. “This also gives us the chance to have a regional voice for the government to listen to about other economic benefits possible in the Arnhem Land region.” Mr Suter listed possible areas to look at for future regional development, including the construction of a gas-fired power station for Lake Evella (Gapuwiyak) - so the greater region could utilise the gas pipeline planned to be built into Gove.

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Date Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Time 0830 – 1230 Areas affected: Sub 19 Banksia Close Beagle Circuit number 5 Hakea Close Magnolia Close Wolsey Circuit 21 to 31 odds, 2 to 8 evens Pacific Aluminium will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice.

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Green benefits from gas pipeline project, says PacAl THE Katherine-Gove gas pipeline will provide a number of long-term environmental benefits including “significant reductions in emissions of sulphur dioxide,” say officials at Pacific Aluminium. Members of the public have been invited to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released by the mining company last week, for the proposed Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline. The draft EIS describes the potential social and environmental impacts during the construction and operation of the 603 kilometre natural gas pipeline from around 20 kilometres south of Katherine to the Gove alumina refinery (pictured). The document was prepared following a number of social and environmental studies and consultation with a range of stakeholders. Pacific Aluminium Chief Operating Officer for Northern Territory Duncan Hedditch said the Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline project was committed to ensuring the construction and operation of the pipeline has minimal adverse impact on the environment and local communities. “The pipeline and refinery conversion will provide a number of long-term environmental benefits including very significant reductions in emissions of sulphur dioxide and greenhouse gases,” Mr Hedditch said. “This project will help underpin the refinery’s long-term future and sustain the significant social and

economic benefits it delivers to the community of Nhulunbuy, local businesses, Traditional Owners and the Northern Territory. “Gas to Gove will double the size of the domestic gas market, drive further investment in gas exploration and infrastructure, increase long-term gas supply, help attract new industries and create jobs for Territorians,” he said. Mr Hedditch said the company was continuing to make positive progress finalising commercial arrangements for gas supply and securing financing support for the pipeline from the Commonwealth Government. Members of the community have been invited to review and comment on the draft EIS from Saturday May 4 to Friday June 28. The document will be on display in Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Barunga, Beswick, Bulman, Ngukkur, Gapiwiyak, Yirrkala and Canberra. It is also available on the Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline project website ( and the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority website (www. The project team will hold a number of community information sessions to provide information about the project, outline the draft EIS findings and provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions. For further details, please read the advertisement on this page.



Invitation for Public Comment Alcan Gove Pty Limited (the Proponent) proposes to construct and operate a 600 km natural gas pipeline from a connection, approximately 20 km south of Katherine, to the bauxite mine and alumina refinery located at Gove, north east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

During May and June, Pacific Aluminium will be holding a range of information sessions to brief stakeholders on the detail of the EIS and provide an opportunity to ask questions about the EIS. These sessions will be advertised locally.

The draft EIS is available for public review at the following locations:

The pipeline will pass through pastoral and crown land, Aboriginal freehold land and mineral and petroleum tenements.

› The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) webpage

Delivering gas to Gove Operations will help the long term future of the refinery at Gove while bringing social, environmental and economic benefits to Traditional Owners, Nhulunbuy and the Northern Territory.

› The NT EPA, 2nd Floor, Darwin Plaza Building, 41 Smith Street Mall, Darwin;

In accordance with the provisions of the Northern Territory Environmental Assessment Act, a draft Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS) which describes the project and the potential environmental impacts has been prepared. The Proponent has been directed to advertise the proposal and make the draft EIS available for public comment from Saturday 4 May to Friday 28 June 2013. The Project was also referred to the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) and determined to be a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) under sections 18, 18A, 20 and 20A. (reference number EPBC 2012/6605). The project is being assessed by an accredited assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act.


› Minerals and Energy Information Centre, Department of Mines and Energy, 3rd Floor, Paspalis Centrepoint Building, 48 Smith Street Mall, Darwin; › SEWPaC Library, John Gorton Building, Parkes, Canberra; › Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin;

› Northern Land Council Ngukkurr, Balamurra St, Ngukkurr; › East Arnhem Shire Council, Corner of Chesterfield Circuit and Franklin Street, Nhulunbuy; › East Arnhem Shire: Gapuwiyak Community, Gapuwiyak; Yirrkala Community, Yirrkala; › Northern Land Council East Arnhem, Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy; › Pacific Aluminium: 39-41 Woods Street, Darwin; 1 John Flynn Drive, Nhulunbuy;

› Roper Gulf Shire Office, 29 Crawford St, Katherine;

› Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, 1620 Arnhem Road, Nhulunbuy;

› Roper Gulf Shire: Barunga Community, Barunga; Beswick Community, Beswick; Bulman Community, Bulman;

› Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited, Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy; and

› Northern Land Council Head Office, 45 Mitchell St, Darwin;

Interested persons and organisations wishing to comment on the draft EIS are invited to make written submissions on or before Friday 28 June 2013 to:

› Northern Land Council Katherine, Lot 5, 29 Katherine Terrace, Katherine;

› Katherine Town Council, Katherine.

Alana Mackay, Environmental Assessments Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority GPO Box 3675 DARWIN NT 0801 Email:


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The wreckage of the bush taxi which flipped on the Central Arnhem highway, 12km south of the Giddes River.

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A GOVE bush taxi-driver is “lucky to be alive” after flipping his 4WD vehicle on the Central Arnhem Highway and smashing headlong into a large tree 12 km south of the Giddes River on 21 April. Nhulunbuy Police provided Arafura Times with these photos of the wreckage and it was reported that the 31-year-old man, who sustained serious injuries in the crash, somehow managed to phone the emergency services while trapped in the wreckage of the Toyota troop carrier. Once Police and St Johns Ambulance services arrived on the scene, it took them around an hour to free the driver from the buckled front end of the vehicle using the jaws-of-life.

The driver, who had been in the region just one week, sustained significant injuries to the right side of his body, including a fractured collar bone and jaw-bone. Police said his face had been spilt with severe lacerations from the chin. After St Johns Ambulance officers managed to safely free the man, he was flown by CareFlight to Darwin where he underwent treatment for his injuries. Nhulunbuy Police said the man was “lucky to be alive,” and while there were no suggestions that alcohol and speed were involved in the incident, police cited driver inexperience to the region’s roads as a possible cause of the accident.


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Raising some dough for a good cause By SALLIANNE VENOUR WHILE most residents in Nhulunbuy are quietly tucked up in their beds at night, the lights will still be on in the Arkcoll family home this weekend. Bruce and Mary-Clare Arkcoll don’t have a newborn and they’re not getting up for a shift; they’re baking with purpose. “It’s hard work but we love it. “Last year we were kneading for four hours in the middle of the night. “We were pretty puffed actually,” said Mary-Clare. “It’s a great workout, really good exercise” Last year they produced 75 loaves out of their backyard wood-fired oven for Nhulunbuy Christian College’s Market and Open day - selling out even before the last loaf had a chance to cool. “I really enjoyed selling the loaves and talking to people about how they were made and what kind of oven we had, that was really fun. “It was just a really nice experience from start to finish” she said. “Bruce lit the fire the night before, and we got up at 2.30am and the house was nice and quiet. “We had to work out the timing for everything, it was real team work but lots of fun, doing something productive together and having time to talk with all the kids asleep.” Bruce and Mary-Clare are set to do it all again for the Mother’s Day Market, this coming Saturday. As a child growing up in Ireland, Mary-Clare never imagined she’d be married to an Australian, living in the tropical north, let alone being up all night baking bread to help raise money for her school while her four children slept. It’s a story worthy of the movies really...a young Irish nurse travels through outback Australia, her van breaks down at Curtain Springs Station, 70 km from Uluru. She decided to get a job at the Roadhouse, met Bruce - a handsome Aussie bloke selling kangaroo tails - and life changed forever. “When I first saw him I thought he was very handsome but he thought I was a feminist!” she laughed. “I found Bruce so interesting, talking to him about hunting and photography and he could do anything, young and carefree, and that was so foreign to me. “Most of the guys I’d come across were in suits in London...It was meant to be!” They had some great adventures in an old FJ45 traveling through the Kimberly for eight weeks and backpacking overseas for six months but Bruce recalls ending up in Nhulunbuy for one reason mainly; “Fishing!” About to celebrate 16 years of marriage, Bruce is an arborist with YBE and Mary-Clare is Gove Hospital’s Clinical Nurse Manager in Emergency. They’re the sort of couple that see contributing to their community as an opportunity to serve not an obligation. “When asked if we’d bake wood fired bread again this year we immediately said ‘Oh yes of course!’” said Bruce. “It was great fun and I’m looking forward to contributing something back.” Mary-Clare enjoys researching recipes and different techniques. For last year’s market the couple baked rye, multigrain, parmesan and white, this year they might add olive bread and perhaps even chocolate bread. “It feels really good to be creating something, instead of always repairing, putting away toys, cleaning the house and going to work. “To be actually creating something feels artistic and satisfying on a deeper level. “It’s a privilege to do it really.” Both Mary-Clare and Bruce agree, when they look at their family and life here in Gove, there’s not a thing they’d change. The Mother’s Day Market at Nhulunbuy Christian College is this Saturday from 9am till midday.

Bruce and Mary-Clare Arkcoll get a hug from their youngest child Bridie as they relax before they start baking for this Saturday’s Mother’s Day Market at Nhulunbuy Christian College.






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APOLOGY We write to extend our sincere apologies to the traditional owners of Wirrwawuy and to Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation who manage the Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) on the Traditional Owners behalf. The IPA encompasses all of the Designated Recreation Areas included in our Dhimurru Access Permits. On Friday, April 12, 2013, we were driving on the beach and dunes between the Surf Club and Cape Wirrwawuy. At the time we didn’t realise that this was a breach of our access permit conditions nor did we realise the full implications of our actions. We now understand that it is the permit holders responsibility to read and understand the permit conditions and make sure that the conditions are followed. We now realise that driving our vehicles in this area is disrespectful to the Traditional Owners and has serious impacts on this fragile ecosystem. Dhimurru has also talked to us about serious weed issues in the lagoon area including Salivinia molesta which can be spread by vehicles. Salvinia has devastating impacts on water bodies. It does not exist anywhere else in north east Arnhem Land. In allowing Ngapaki access to recreational areas Traditional Owners expect people to observe and respect their traditions and the importance of their area. We have driven off road and on town beaches which is in breach of our Dhimurru permit. We have upset and offended Traditional Owners by our actions and sincerely hope we have not threatened future access to the area for other locals of Nhulunbuy and other visitors. We thank the Traditional Owners and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation for being reasonable in helping us to resolve this situation and apologise for behaviour. We are sincerely sorry for our actions.

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Signed: Devlin Waterhouse, Jeanine Taylor, Sarah Dinsey, Glen Carrall, Toby Wright, Richard Parry, Daniel Byrne, and Bree Hollingworth. 8 - 14 May 2013

Ski Beach hub a ‘model for the Territory’ STILL to be officially opened, Ski Beach’s new community complex - which features a nursery, coffee shop and furniture store - is already making itself known across the Northern Territory. Last Thursday, May 2, Chief Minister Adam Giles and Minister for Regional Development Alison Anderson visited the community-built and owned centre, to launch a new framework supporting regional development. Talking on the verandah of the new showroom, which will sell locally-made timber furniture, Mr Giles said the framework aimed to give all regional development stakeholders significant input into a comprehensive and coordinated approach to building the future of the region. Minister Anderson told Arafura Times that the new Ski Beach centre was the perfect location to launch the new framework, as it served as a model to regional development across the Territory. “We want to see more of this. “We want to come out to places like this and see people working, like what’s here. “Growing plants, fruits and vegetables; people doing things for themselves, not just waiting around for someone to come and do it for them.” While she spoke, Charles Darwin University and Gumatj Corporation-trained locals poured coffees, served food and showcased their furniture showroom and the lush greenery of the plants they’d been growing in the nursery over the last eight months. Ms Anderson said seeing these initiatives of local Yolngu workers had been an eye-opener. “For us to come out and see the amount of work that’s been put in by lots of people, in true partnership, has been fantastic.” Before the framework announcement, former Australian of the Year Galarrwuy Yunupingu gave a speech about how many ups and downs the Ski Beach community had gone through to get to where they were now. “We’ve managed to be a part of this together, and be able to see it through, and show you what we are capable of doing,” he told the Chief Minister. He then presented Mr Giles with a cut of the specially-treated stringy bark timber used to make the furniture in their showroom, to commemorate his visit to the community. “This will remind you to come back to us when we need you,” Mr Yunupingu said. The official opening of the Ski Beach community hub is poised for some time in July.

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What’s On

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to or phone Matt Garrick on 1300 088 000.

Scene of serenity near the yacht club. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

May Wed 8. Lawn Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Wed 8. Karaoke at the Arnhem Club from 8pm. Wed 8. Jam session/open mic night - Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Thu 9. AusKick Sign-on and Kick-off; 4.30pm - 5.30pm, Nhulunbuy Primary School Oval. Thu 9. Badge Draw, Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Sat 11. GCGC Open Day Ambrose, Info 8987 3191 Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Christian College (NCC) Mother's Day Markets, Nhulunbuy Christian College Ground, 9am-12pm. Sun 12. Junior Golf 9am at the Golf Club, Info 8987 1905 Sun 12. Jazz Arvo with Grant Pukeroa at the Arnhem Club, 1-5pm. Wed 15. Lawn Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Wed 15. Karaoke at the Arnhem Club from 8pm. Wed 15. Jam session/open mic night - Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Thu 16. Badge Draw, Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Fri 17. Junior Golf Clinic, 4pm with PGA member Tony Albon, Info 8987 1905 Sun 19. Junior Golf Clinic, 9am with PGA member Tony Albon, Info 8987 1905. Sun 19. Jazz Arvo with Grant Pukeroa at the Arnhem Club, 1-5pm. Fri 24. Walk Safely to School Day (for schools across Nhulunbuy). Sat 25. NCL Art and Craft Market, 9am-12pm, Town Hall hosted by Gove Squash. Sat 25. BASSINTHEGRASS Festival featuring Matt Corby, Flume and 360. Darwin. Sat 25. Salvation Army doorknock appeal weekend, info and to get involved: (13 72 58). Sun 26. Salvation Army doorknock appeal weekend, info and to get involved: (13 72 58).

JUNE Sun 2. GCGC Ladies Pink Jacket Day, Info 8987 3191 Sun 16. Market Day at the Golf Club, Info 8987 1905

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Workers of the world, unite (against hikes and cuts!) MAY Day is a long-standing tradition around the world to recognise the celebration of organised labour and the hard fight that workers have fought and died for - for improved wages and better and fairer working conditions which deliver improved standards of living. Most of us enjoy conditions of employment like a minimum wage, sick leave, long service leave, paid parental leave because the union movement fought for and secured it. As a resident of twenty plus years, I love the fact that each year Nhulunbuy celebrates this occasion with a growing number of workers, their families and supporters. And those numbers grow in times of uncertainty, there’s no doubt. Thanks to the Gove Combined Unions who hosted a wonderful celebration on Sunday at the surf club with fantastic support from the surf club’s volunteer members, Gove FM, and a bunch of very talented female teachers who provided the

live entertainment - I suspect (or hope!) they are all members of the Australian Education Union. The 2500 Electoral News teachers in the by NT Member for Nhulunbuy Territory are LYNNE WALKER preparing for the renewal of their enterprise bargaining agreement in August. Early signs from the conservative CLP government around these negotiations are not encouraging. They are touting larger class sizes in middle and senior schools which means two things: reduced quality teaching and fewer teachers needed. This narrow-minded thinking along with new and inexperienced chief minister Adam Giles’ rejection of the $200 million

federal offer to boost education in line with the Gonkski review (which requires $100 million of Territory funds - peanuts!) is hard to fathom from a government which came in on a platform of education being a key driver of the economy. Since change of government in the Territory last August, we’ve seen more than 600 jobs lost in the public sector (compared with 10,000 in Queensland) and there’s more to come with budget due to be handed down in Darwin next week. And all this from pre-election conservative oppositions which promised public servants their jobs were safe. The new Territory government promised to reduce the cost of living and have done just the opposite, hiking power and water by thirty per cent which flows on to absolutely every business and household. Wages must keep in line with those increases but I suspect some protracted EBA negotiations for public sector unions will see government argue otherwise.

Wild About Gove ONE of the things we’re sure never short of here in Gove, are pearly white beaches. Because of this abundance in sandy shorelines, we’re also never short of great opportunities for some spectacular seaside snaps. In these two pics, teacher and part-time photographer Jo Duncan has captured the beauty of some of our local beaches in the hours of the setting sun. A bonfire on, and

twilight over, Middle Beach - the kind of shots which can remind us why we live here. Ms Duncan’s masterful shots put her in the running for May’s ‘Photo of the Month’. At the end of 2013, the monthly winners from throughout the year will be announced and displayed at an exhibition (location yet to be named). So to be in with a grin, keep those photos coming in to editor@

 letters to the editor Help keep our beaches pristine by staying on track DHIMURRU Aboriginal Corporation want to remind access Permit holders about restrictions to driving on beaches in the Dhimurru IPA. The Terms and Conditions of the General Recreation Access Permit state that, “Drivers must use only defined tracks - no cross country driving is permitted” (Condition 8) and “Driving and camping is prohibited on/at Gumuniya (Buffalo Creek), Gadalathami (Town Beach), Wirrwawuy (Cape Wirawawoi), Middle Beach, Galuru (East Woody Beach) and Lombuy (Crocodile Creek Beach). Camping is also prohibited at Nhulun” (Condition 9). The areas above, whilst being fragile, are also some of Dhimurru’s most popular beaches and therefore are some of the most impacted. The areas have become more and more exposed as plants have died through visitor impacts - destroying vegetation and destabilising the dunes - and exposure to strong winds. People making their own shortcuts and driving on the beach (in

vehicles and quad bikes) has further exacerbated the problem. Without management of these impacts it is likely that the fore dunes in this area will be lost altogether. Over the past twelve months, Dhimurru has been working hard to try to reverse this situation, putting in a series of fences and bollards to direct traffic between the dunes, and planting local coastal native plants in hope that the vegetation will grow to establish cover in the area. However, coastal areas take a long time to regenerate and it is important to continue protecting these areas. Dhimurru would appreciate your help in protecting the fragile coastal ecosystems by keeping vehicles out of these areas and reporting any breach of permit conditions by phoning (08 8939 2700) during business hours or (0408 512 589) after hours/ weekends. Your assistance will also help to ensure that all users can share these places safely.

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International day of the midwife

Gove’s priceless midvives were celebrated on International Day of the Midwife.


Domenic, Sally and bub Emily Ransom with Jessica, Kim, Sammy and Ava Graham.

THE region’s babies were on board to join in the celebrations for International Day of the Midwife, held in Gove on May 3. The important event recognised the 35,848 midwives and 310,660 nurses around the country for their invaluable contribution to the health and well being of the Australian community. Here in Gove, our midwives were heralded with cake, nibblies, a raffle and the good company of their colleagues and mothers who have benefited from their profession. Australian College of Midwives representative Vicki Elborough wanted to thank Kanga Boppers, CCC’s cafe, GIS, Woolworths and Amcal Pharmacy for their contributions to the event. Alicia Scobie and her tot Kelsall.

Eirini and Florence Mbouti.

Geraldine Ganambarr and Ileene Marika.

Gabrielle Bourke and Dean Blacknell.

Sharon Raymond holds up a painted high five for the midwives.

Sally Putland, Melinda Blackney and Vicki Elborough.

Midwives save lives - and also bake unique cakes.

Anna and Parker Marr with Selena, Cooper and Fletcher Davies.

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Sue O’Grady and Gabby Elford with baby Tyler.

Ellie Fletcher and Carinne Wong cut the cake in a precision C-section.


Eula Rowan and David Suter.

Malati Yunupingu and Edna Garrawurra.

Simone Gianelli and Bridgette Bellenger.


Jackie Marika, Darryl Yunupingu and Glen Dhamarrandji.

WHEN a political convoy, including NT Chief Minister Adam Giles, rolled into town last Thursday, it was the first time the greater community got a chance to see the new Ski Beach community complex. The new nursery, coffee shop and furniture store were on display to many for the first time; the culmination of months of hard work by organisations across the Gove community including Gumatj Corporation and Charles Darwin University. Workers and officials involved in regional development from around the region and the wider Territory came together on the day, as pictured here.

Munga and Gumatj Corporation workers responsible for the lush greenery of the new Ski Beach nursery, which took eight months to get where it is now.

Volker Stanger, Denise Bowden and Frieda Munz.

CLP candidate for the Federal seat of Lingiari Tina MacFarlane, NT Minister for Regional Development Alison Anderson and Margaret Yunupingu.

Murphy and Sharon Yunupingu.

Mel Jones and Susan Stiff.

Gordon Armstrong, Balu Balu Yunupingu, Simon Lander, Geoff Wollin and Njila Yakubu in the new Ski Beach furniture showroom.

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Family Fortunes 1:00 The Genius Of Design 2:00 Rogue Nation 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: West Cumbria 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 The Checkout 8:30 Our Queen 9:30 Stephen Fry: Gadget Man: Super Commuter - Stephen Fry welcomes us into his wonderful world of tech, from the everyday to the extraordinary. 9:50 Grumpy Guide To...: Politics 10:20 Lateline 10:55 The Business 11:20 On Trial: Where The Truth Lies 12:15 The Clinic 1:10 Our Queen 2:00 Shamwari: A Wild Life 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 8: East Fremantle v West Perth 5:30 Eggheads


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Double Trouble 10:30 Motel Deception 10:35 Conversations With Australian Artists 11:00 Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Poirot 2:00 Return To Cranford 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Oljato - Just who is responsible for this house’s ingenious architecture? Can the meaning of its puzzling name Oljato be unlocked? Adam Ford also investigates every archaeologist’s dream - a box of treasure found hidden in the wall 8:30 Silent Witness: True Love Waits (Part 1) - In part one of a double episode, the case of a pub landlady found stabbed to death with her little finger cut off leads pathologist Nikki to several old murder cases. 9:30 Good Cop: Police officer, Sav, is stalked by an unpredictable gang member and a catch up with his estranged partner doesn’t turn out as planned. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lowdown: A Lavish Swinger 11:35 Rage

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Jimmy Conjecture - Leonard and Penny struggle to recover from an awkward first hook-up, while Sheldon and Howard stake their best comic books on a bet to determine an insect species. 7:00 Friday Night Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North Quuensland Cowboys 9:00 Friday Night Football: Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks 11:00 Movie: “Pale Rider” (M) Clint Eastwood stars as a nameless stranger who rides into a small California gold rush town and finds himself in the middle of a feud between a mining syndicate and a group of independent prospectors. 1:00 Movie: “Logan’s Run” (PG) - In the year 2274, the world’s urban centres have been abandoned due to ecological disaster, and the remaining population has forged a society in a domed city, where no one is allowed to live past age 30. 3:30 Brand Developers / 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 TBA 1:30 Winners And Losers 2:30 TBA 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens - Joh takes an exclusive behind the scenes visit to set and home of A Place to Call Home star Marta Dusseldorp. Spoil your Mum with Karen’s Ricotta Hot Cakes - perfect for breakfast in bed. 7:00 2013 Afl Premiership Season: Rnd 7: Geelong vs Essendon 10:30 Special: Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind - On 22 July, 2011, 32 year-old Anders Behring Breivik carried out two terrorist attacks on the innocent civilians of Norway in an attempt to express his right-wing political views. It resulted in the worst rampage killing in global history. 11:30 Desperate Housewives: The Coffee Cup - Susan discovers a surprising connection between Mike and Katherine, which leads her to question her relationship with Mike. 12:30 True Beauty - Face Of Vegas 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 World News 2:30 Living Black 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Don Matteo: Dance Competition 2:30 Living Black 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Burghley House 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Urban Secrets: Liverpool 8:30 The Queen’s Mother in Law 9:35 As It Happened: Cassino: Nine Months in Hell 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Mancora” (MA s,d) - In Spanish. Following his father’s suicide and haunted by his inner demons and hatred for the world in general, 22-year-old Santiago decides to escape the crude Lima winter to take refuge in Mancora, a beach in the north of Peru where it is always summer 12:55 Movie: “Days Of Glory” (M v,l) - In French. In World War Two, four North African men are recruited to fight for their colonial motherland, France. During the campaign in Italy, France and Alsace, they come to realise that French soldiers are promoted and have better food and leave entitlements, while Arab soldiers are shamefully discriminated against. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The Checkout 1:00 Two In The Top End 1:30 Navy Divers 2:00 Eggheads 2:30 Football: State Game - SANFL v NEAFL 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 TBA 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise: DI Poole and his team are on the case again with more impossible murders on a beautiful Caribbean island. But will he ever learn to love paradise? 8:30 DCI Banks: Aftermath - When two police officers stumble across the lair of a serial killer, Inspector Banks finds himself faced with a chilling murder investigation that will test him to the limit. 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - Shaun Micallef is back and he’s MADDER than HELL! 10:30 The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting: A sketch comedy show so cutting it’ll leave you for dead then deliver a stunning eulogy. 11:00 Laid: With so much going on, Roo and EJ have a confession session that leads to some startling revelations regarding Marcus, EJ’s tryst and the bile-inducing secret EJ has been guarding involving Jan. 11:30 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Mornings - Saturday 11:30 Danoz 12:30 Movie: “Rebel Without A Cause” (G) 2:45 Life of Pi- The Importance of Storytelling Part 2 3:00 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 4:00 Garden Gurus 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 Getaway: Jules and Kelly discover a couple of delightful family friendly places to stay on the South Coast of NSW and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Jason takes a tour of Jakarta while Ben has a barking good time at the annual Casterton Kelpie Muster and Catriona’s fabulous French foray continues through Burgandy. 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 TBA 12:35 Movie: “Honky Tonk Freeway” (M) - A view of contemporary America in vignettes of various eccentrics whose lives converge in Ticlaw, Florida, a tiny town determined to attract tourists despite the lack of an exit ramp from the new freeway. 2:30 The Baron: Night Of The Hunter 3:30 Brand Developers 4:30 Life Today With James Robinson 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 V8 Xtra 12:00 Seven’s Motorsport 2:00 Parking Wars 2:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Round 7: Part Adelaide vs Richmond 5:30 Seven News 6:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 7: Hawthorn vs Sydney 10:45 Movie: “Another Stakeout” (M) - Chris and Bill stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier stakeout, this time they are accompanied by Gina Garret from the DA’s office and her pet rottweiler ‘Archie’. 12:45 Desperate Housewives: Would I Think Of Suicide?/ Boom Crunch - The residents of Fairview learn that the world is a dangerous place and Angie decides the it’s time to leave Wisteria Lane. Then, a plane crashes down on Wisteria Lane, putting lives in peril on ‘Desperate Housewives’. 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 That ‘70s Show: Misty Mountain Hop - The Formans and Donna volunteer to help Jackie move out of her ski cabin the same weekend that Hyde, Fez and Kelso have snuck in 5:00 That ‘70s Show

5:00 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2013 2:55 Goodbye Revolution 3:55 Budding Stars of the Paris Opera Ballet: To Work 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Alistair McGowen 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 James May’s Man Lab 8:35 Lilyhammer: The Babysitter - Frank realises that his past is about to catch up with him when his doorman Arne is badly beaten in a case of mistaken identity. 10:20 Movie: “Deliver Us From Evil” (MA a,v) - In Danish. Waves of vengeance permeate a small Danish village when a pseudo-Nazi trucker kills the wife of an ex-army major and frames his crime on a Bosnian refugee suffering from post-traumatic stress. 12:05 Kill Arman: China/Shaolin Kung Fu” (M l) In Finnish and Mandarin. Arman Alizad is an average, out-of-shape man in his mid-thirties. Arman has no previous martial arts experience, but now has only six months to train before facing the ultimate challenge: battling 10 warriors of 10 different martial arts. 12:35 Na Wewe 1:00 FA Cup Final 2013: Manchester City v Wigan Athletic 4:50 Weatherwatch Overnight



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5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Broncos Insider 1:30 2013 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dead Of The Class - David Phillips attends his high-school reunion and discovers that the prom queen has been murdered. 10:30 CSI: Miami: Mayday - Horatio is hunting an escaped fugitive who fled a transport plane when it made an emergency landing in Miami. The investigation intensifies when the convict kills one woman, kidnaps a teen and sends another to a watery grave. 11:30 Flashpoint: Perfect Storm 2:30 What Would You Do? 3:30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Fish Hooks 6:00 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 TBA 12:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 7: GWS vs Adelaide 3:00 Better Homes And Gardens 4:30 TBA 5:00 Great Southeast 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 8:00 A Place To Call Home 9:00 Mrs Biggs - Having used the Packer money to buy a new house for herself and the boys, Charmian misses Ron desperately. He is lonely too, barely scraping a living as a roofer in a dingy Rio suburb. 10:30 Special: Great Train Robbery - Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Great Train Robbery , this documentary looks at the truth behind the 2.6 million pound heist and asks how two of the convicted train robbers escaped (most famously, Ronnie Biggs) and three were never even caught. 11:30 Love Bites 12:30 Special: Across The Sea Of Galilee 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 2013 Superbike World Championship 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Netball: ANZ Championship Highlights 5:35 FA Cup Final 2013 Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Treasures of Ancient Rome 8:30 Murdoch - This two-part series provides a definitive account of how one man took control of the media and became one of the wealthiest, most powerful and feared figures in the world. It pulls no punches as it delivers the complete inside story of this extraordinary man and his family empire 9:30 Shadows Of Liberty 11:15 Movie: “4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days” (MA a) - In Romanian. A powerful and unsentimental film that follows Otilia and Gabita, two university friends living in Bucharest in 1987. When Gabita becomes pregnant, the two girls arrange a meeting with an abortionist, Mr Bebe, in a seedy hotel. 1:15 What Makes A Genius? 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Travel Oz 1:00 Parkinson: Masterclass 2:00 Gandhi 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Outcasts: A rogue advanced cultivar enters Forthaven and causes Fleur and Cass to question everything that their settlement and life on Carpathia stands for. 12:35 Monday Monday: Alyson is distracted and isn’t in the mood when Roger makes an inappropriate comment about Butterworth’s products. 1:25 Time Team 2:15 Robert Schumann: A Romantic Genius 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 6: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 11:00 Worst Case Senario: Elevator Plunge/Blackout - Bear shows how to brace for impact during an elevator plunge and how to navigate to safety during a blackout. 11:30 Extra 12:00 The Avengers: The Bird Who Knew Too Much - Secret Agent Danvers pursued by a young thug, Robin, makes his way to a field telephone box. As he desperately attempts to contact Steed, Robin fires....beside Danvers body lays a pile of birdseed from the bag in his pocket. 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz 2:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Budget 2013: The Treasurer’s Speech 8:00 7.30 Budget Special 8:30 New Tricks: Ducking And Diving 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: P.D. James - P.D. James is one of Britain’s most admired and loved writers. Long considered the queen of crime and the doyenne of detective novelists, she has won numerous literary awards and sold over 10 million books in the US alone. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:35 Time Team 2:30 Football: State Game - WA v VIC 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 10:00 National News Special: 2013 Budget Special - Join Peter Overton live from Canberra to analyse the Budget with interviews from both sides of Government as well as Laurie Oaks. 10:30 TBA 11:00 Survivors - The family, scavenging for survival in the city, discover that other people have been abducted in the same way as Abby. 12:00 Extra 12:30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (M) 1:30 Winners And Losers 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 New Zealand On A Plate (G) 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Tensions mount between Heath and Brax. Chris wants more out of his relationship with Indi. April and Dex are happy they’re back together, but April’s still haunted by Steph. 7:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 8:30 Revenge: Illumination - The queen and king of smoke and mirrors, Victoria and Conrad, make a calculated move, starting a charitable foundation in the late Amanda Clarke’s name. 9:30 Grey’s Anatomy: Idle Hands / Can’t Fight This Feeling - As the hospital continues to make positive changes under the new management, the doctors begin to realise that owning a hospital comes with its own set of problems and responsibilities. 11:30 Special: Reflections In The River 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Addicted To His Love” (PG) 1:30 Winners And Losers 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 New Zealand On A Plate 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Adam threatens to kill Brax if Ricky reveals their plans. John returns to work. Maddy and Spencer break up again. Indi breaks it off with Chris. 7:00 TBA 8:00 Packed To The Rafters: Secret Women’s Business - Rocked after confronting escort Craig over his duplicitous ways, Donna calls on Julie for support, and the two women admit they’re not coping as well as they pretend. Meanwhile, Having found a place to rent, Nathan’s done all he can to prepare for his wife and baby’s arrival. 9:00 TBA 11:10 Happy Endings 11:30 Auction Squad 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Child” (M a,l,v) 2:40 My Other Half 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves: Floating Fortress 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Mini Myth Medley 8:30 The Truth about Fat 9:30 Mad Men: The Suitcase 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Shorts On Screen: Peekaboo - On the train home from the Easter Show, a little girl plays a game of peekaboo with a stranger, until her mother begins to feel disturbed by his interest. A short time later, the girl disappears in a car park and her desperate mother searches. 12:05 Movie: “Election!” (MAV v) - In Cantonese. Every two years, the Wo Shing society, the oldest and most powerful triad in Hong Kong, has to appoint a new leader. As Lok looks set to win the election, his violent rival, Big D, will stop at nothing to influence the voting process. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight





6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Journalism 8:30 Adam Hills Tonight - Fresh from hosting his hit UK talk show, The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills returns for the new season of Adam Hills Tonight - a one hour chat show filled with celebrity guests, clever comedy and live music. 9:30 Would I Lie To You?: The Unseen Bits 10:00 The Thick Of It: Rebecca Front and Peter Capaldi reprise their BAFTA Award-winning roles as Nicola Murray and Malcolm Tucker, with Murray now the Leader of the Opposition after an unlikely accident of transferable voting. 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:35 Waking The Dead: Magdalene 26: Pt 2 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:20 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime: The Unbreakable Alibi 2:30 Football: State Game - SANFL v NEAFL 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 8:00 Arrow: Lone Gunman 9:00 The Following: Guilt 10:00 What’s Your Emergency? 11:00 Weeds: Bags - Season 7 opens three years after pot-dealing Nancy Botwin has done a stint in federal prison and has been paroled to New York City. She is placed on probation in a halfway house, but fully looking for an opportunity to fire up her canni-business and reunite with the men in her life. 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Absence Of The Good” (M) 1:30 Winners And Losers 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 New Zealand On A Plate 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 Criminal Minds: The Wheels On The Bus... / Out Of The Light - The BAU team goes in pursuit of a missing school bus full of children outside the Washington, D.C. area, and it becomes a race against time for them to bring them home safely. 10:00 Hannibal: Coquilles” The team tracks a killer who is turning his victims into ‘angels’. As the hunt continues, Jack must juggle the investigation with the realization that his wife has terminal cancer. 11:00 Man Up! 11:30 The Take 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Jimmy’s Forest: Spring 8:30 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - Adventurer Charley Boorman continues his journey across Canada, the world’s second largest country, by motorbike. In this episode, Charley takes a three-day canoe trip through the heart of Manitoba, where he meets the Bloodvein First Nation people. 9:35 Borgen: 100 Days 10:40 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Hidden” (MAV) In French. A married couple, terrorised by a series of surveillance videotapes and drawings planted at their home, tries to find the identity of their stalker, with unexpected and life-shattering consequences. 1:10 Movie: “Conversations With My Gardener” (M d) In French. Daniel Auteuil stars in this charming story of a successful painter who returns to his rural hometown in the throes of a mid-life crisis, and reconnects with an old school friend - a local gardener. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

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5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Top Gear - Jeremy Clarkson and James May play a rather unusual game of rugby. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Mexico for a nervous road test of the Mastretta sports car. 8:00 The NRL Footy Show 10:00 Two And A Half Men: Warning, It’s Dirty 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Fart Jokes, Pie And Celeste - Jake hopes to win back Celeste by writing her love songs. Judith tries to quash Alan and Herb’s new friendship. 11:00 The AFL Footy Show 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 2:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “In The Mix (M) 2:00 Winners And Losers 2:30 TBA 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:30 Border Security: International 8:00 Mrs.Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Valentine 8:40 Citizen Khan 9:20 Mrs.Brown’s Boys: Super Mammy 10:00 Billy Connolly’s Route 66: Billy commences the final leg of his Route 66 journey with a visit to a massive meteorite crater before moving along to the spectacular Grand Canyon. He meets the ‘Father of Route 66’, a town barber responsible for Route 66’s preservation and revival, then visits a wildlife sanctuary for unwanted exotic pets. 11:00 Man Up! 11:30 Fat Family Diet 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Layer Marney Tower 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 8:00 Gourmet Farmer: Fish 8:35 Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars 9:30 One Born Every Minute USA: Knockout Delivery - A look at the drama and emotion of life in the maternity unit at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, one of the busiest in the United States. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Stripped 12:30 Movie: “The Night Of The Sunflowers” (MAV v) In Spanish. Revealed through a series of interconnecting chapters, director Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo crafts a dark and unsettling look into the chronology of two murders set against the backdrop of a rural Spanish town. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:00 World News 1:00 The Secret History of Eurovision 2:00 The Road To Eurovision with Julia Zemiro 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Market Of The Poor 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Caernarfon Castle 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Rove McManus 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (M s) In Thai This is the wonderfully whimsical story of Uncle Boonmee as he recalls his past lives from his deathbed, surrounded by loved ones and the caring ghosts of his wife and son. A stunningly beautiful and often comedic meditation on life. 1:05 Anna Pihl - (M) The hunt for 14-year-old Alexander and his kidnappers continues in Sweden, where the Swedish police have taken over. Anna has joined them in her capacity as Danish negotiator, but their collaboration doesn’t proceed entirely by the book. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


SUDOKU No. 147

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TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

Your own morals may be very different from those of your friends. Don’t allow yourself to be influenced too strongly - you must make up your own mind. Romance. Don’t forget that your partner doesn’t share exactly the same interests as you. Meet others to share your activities with.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Be careful not to be too extravagant! You are not normally a greedy person, but this week it may be much easier to start than to stop. Romance. Some exciting news will be too good to keep to yourself. Make sure that you are not passing on more than you should, however.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


You will be getting much more attention than you are used to. Try not to become too egotistical, however, since “pride comes before a fall”. Romance. Your love-life may be in dire need of a change. This is not necessarily bad. It just means that your relationship is evolving.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

Once you have started something, it is difficult to stop you! This momentum will be very valuable this week. Romance. You may have to be less than subtle in fending off an unwanted admirer. This person will not give up unless you tell them directly! Be sure you are heard!

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

A burst of energy will help you to get things done. You will be surprised how much you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Romance. An event which happens in the course of the week could bring back memories from your childhood. Share these stories with your partner.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


Don’t take the credit for everything. Somebody who helped you may need more encouragement than you realise this week. Romance. Some recent advice from your partner may have been misunderstood. Don’t be angry when things don’t turn out as you had expected.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

You mustn’t allow yourself to be held back by other people’s negativity. You have plenty to do and need to overcome their scepticism. Stand tall! Romance. Stop comparing your partner to other people. Remind yourself about what it was that attracted you to them in the first place.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

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You may think that diligent preparation will help you at work. However, you may end up at the same place, but only with time lost. Romance. A fleeting encounter with a person born overseas will prove interesting. Be careful not to get too involved, though. This is only a temporary contact.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

You may soon regret making an impulsive move. Back out, before it is too late! Seek out a more fruitful option instead. Romance. Don’t worry too much if your partner doesn’t seem to be interested in what you’re saying this week. They really are listening, but are multi-tasking as well.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A surge of energy will help you to push through an important change. Don’t stop trying until you get everything that you need. You deserve it! Romance. You will be a little under the weather at the moment and will not be in the mood for going out. Your partner will cater to your needs.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)


It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

– Dalai Lama


You need to put a few projects on the back burner to make more time for yourself and other interests. Romance. A person who is extremely keen on you may have an unusual way of showing their affection. Unfortunately, you may have to spend a lot of time deciphering their gestures.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

Somebody who wastes your time could cause you to lose your temper. You have a lot to do, and won’t want to be held up. Romance. Your positive mood will help to break down barriers between you and your partner. Keep this momentum going while you improve other aspects.

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VACANCY Library Assistant - Part Time 15 hours per week Nhulunbuy Primary School Council is seeking an enthusiastic person with suitable skills to join our team. The successful applicant will be a team player who enjoys working with people of all ages. Library experience is desirable but not essential. Please send one page written application accompanied by a CV and contact details for 3 suitable referees to by close of business Friday, May 3. Key Responsibilities • Maintenance of shelves with books in correct order and general tidying • Maintain library computer records for students, staff and library resources • Operate the circulation system - loans, returns • complete any other duties as required

For queries contact Matt Watson on 89870022 or







Tender for Cleaning Services Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (‘Miwatj’) invites Tenders from suitably qualified and experienced organisations/persons to tender for the Yirrkala Cleaning Services Contract to clean Miwatj Health premises located at Lot 144 Rankine Rd., Yirrkala for a period of three (3) years. To obtain a copy of the tender documents, please contact Donna Bercene at Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation on (08) 8939 1900 during business hours or by email to: Tenders close at 4pm, Thursday, May 16, 2013 and should be addressed: Tender 002/13 Yirrkala Cleaning Services Business Services Director Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation PO Box 519 NHULUNBUY NT 0881 Tenders can be submitted by lodging in the tender box at Miwatj administration offices at Lot 1425 Arnhem Rd., Nhulunbuy.

Trades & Services PH: 1300 0880 00 • FAX: 1300 787 248 • EmAil: Morningside Electrical

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All mechanical and marine Authorised mercury dealer Air-con servicing and repairs Latest E.F.I. scan tools 4 Mechanics, 3 Hoists Disc brake machining Approved R.W.C. inspections Reliable and efficient Full equipped workshop 1 Buchanon Rd. Industrial Ph: 8987 2280 Fax: 8987 8434

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Specialists in: Electrical and Airconditioning • Installation, • Maintenance and • Service 5 Miller Close Ph: 8987 3666 Fax: 8987 3341 ECL: C2266 RTA: AU19805

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Crisis Accommodation Gove (Inc.) 8987 1166 / 0412 317 925 * Woman and Children Family Violence Shelter. * Staff onsite 24 hours-7 days a week. * Children’s worker available Mon-Fri. * Short term and limited offsite accommodation for individuals or families experiencing homelessness. * Emergency Relief Funding Available.

Further enquiries may be obtained by contacting the Assets Maintenance Officer, Arthur Groom on (08) 8939 1921.








FINANCE OFFICER / PAYROLL Miwatj is continually seeking to improve the quality of its services and is now seeking an enthusiastic, reliable person with well-rounded payroll and accounts/bookkeeping experience, to fill the position of Finance Officer Payroll based in Darwin or Nhulunbuy. The successful applicant must be a team player, have pride in their work and have a high attention to detail. Duties include taking responsibility for all payroll functions and other finance and administrative tasks, using computerised payroll and accounting software. Applicants must have sound knowledge and experience using electronic payroll & accounting systems together with at least 2 years of solid experience in a similar role, particularly payroll, with accounts reconciliations experience. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, beliefs and values is also required. No housing is available with this position. For more information or for the Job Description and Selection Criteria please contact the HR Department on (08) 8939 1900 or email: Written applications to: Human Resources, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, PO Box 519, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 or by email to hr@miwatj. Submit applications by no later than close of business on Friday, May 17, 2013. APPLICATIONS WHICH DO NOT ADDRESS THE SELECTION CRITERIA WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.


East Arnhem Blues Society Inc. AnnuAl GenerAl MeetinG 2013 At the Hogshed 2pm, Sunday, May 26


Great job by the children of Gangan, who worked very hard to design and make a banner of their Homelands for last week’s visit by Chief Minister Adam Giles. PHOTOS: Matt Garrick.

GFL: Djarrak vs Saints Ski Beach, May 4

SHED WITH CARETAKERS ACCOMMODATION Storage Shed · 102m/sq shed · 2 bay shed with roller doors · Separate toilet · 4m x 4m walk in freezer 1 Bedroom Caretakers with office/ showroom · Repainted and fully tiled throughout · Large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area · New split A/C’s for bedroom, office/ showroom and main living area · New garden with irrigation · Combined bathroom, toilet, laundry FOR INSPECTION PLEASE PHONE GOVE STORAGE SOLUTIONS ON 0407 137 934 Long term company lease preferred


A Matrix-style leap for the ball by both teams.

Four bedroom BIR; open plan living room & renovated kitchen. Established easily maintained garden, fully fenced, with garden shed, giving shade & privacy.

Inspection by Appointment: Ph: 0400 756 615 or 0429 795 761

Make a difference to public health Develop skills to respond to the health challenges of Northern Australia by specialising in public health or health research. Representatives from Menzies School of Health Research are coming to Gove and will be present on Charles Darwin University (CDU) Nhulunbuy Campus, Employment and Training Regional Centre, Chesterfield Circuit, Nhulunbuy: 2pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Block 3, Room 2 If you have a degree and want to expand your knowledge in public health, Menzies offers the following courses accredited through CDU and delivered through Menzies by public health professionals and experts in their fields: • Master of Public Health - With specialist units in public health practice, Indigenous and global health. • Graduate Diploma in Public Health - Counts toward the 1.5 year MPH. • Graduate Diploma in Health Research - With the emphasis on applied research and may lead to the MPH Commonwealth Government Supported places are available in all courses. Learn on-line with face-to-face intensives on campus for some units. Please join us to talk about your study options, course information and application/enrolment processes. No need to book for this session. For further information contact the Academic Administrator on (08) 8922 7873 or

Leaping to the heavens. LEFT: All fun and games down at the Ski Beach oval.

RIGHT: Saints give the ball a powered boot across the field.

IN what ended up being a tight battle at Ski Beach oval, GFL team Djarrak ended up knocking over the Nhulunbuy-based Saints by 16 points (we weren’t able to get the exact score). The third of three thrilling and talent-packed games last Saturday, even the losers on the day left the ground without much disappointment. And the season is still young - the action for Week Four will kick-off at Hindle Footy Oval from 12pm on Saturday. Photos: GRAHAM HUGHES

Players seemingly practicing their jujitsu.

Community Benefit Fund Applications now open for 2012/13 funding The Community Benefit Fund Grant Program has been established to manage and distribute contributions from the operation of electronic gaming machines in licensed venues throughout the Territory. Community Organisation Grants A third round of Community Organisation Grants for 2012/13 is now open. Grants of up to $5000 are available to non-profit Territory-based community organisations. Conditions apply. For more information email, phone 8935 7447 or 1300 650 153 or visit Applications close on Friday 24 May 2013. Arafura Times

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Will Chambers commits to Storm until end of 2017 FORMER Nhulunbuy junior Will Chambers has re-signed with the Melbourne Storm until the end of the 2017 season, the Melbourne Storm website reported last week. The blockbusting 24-year-old centre became a dual premiership winner when he returned to Melbourne Storm last year, after spending a couple of seasons playing rugby union with the Queensland Reds and in Europe with Munster. He returned to the Storm for the 2012 season, and turned in his best performance against the Warriors a fortnight ago making 14 carries, covering 190 metres, two line breaks and crossing for two tries in a dominant performance. Chambers, who has family in Nhulunbuy, has fast become one the hottest signatures on the market, having now played 67 NRL games after making his debut in 2007. Chambers was excited about resigning, highlighting the factors around the decision to commit for an additional four years. “I love Melbourne, the club and all

the people involved,” said Chambers. “When I returned to the club everyone was wonderful, they really made me feel welcome to be back at when it all began. “Craig Bellamy’s decision to stay on a long-term deal has made my decision a whole heap easier. “I’m very settled in Melbourne and love playing for Melbourne Storm.” Melbourne Storm GM Football Frank Ponissi expressed great delight on resigning the likable character, especially considering the situation which led to his departure previously. “Not surprisingly Will attracted a lot of interest from rugby league and rugby union,” said Ponissi. “We were shattered to see him leave the club at the end of 2009 and determined to avoid that happening again. “Will has always been an impressive and very well-liked person. “He actually returned a more-mature player and person who we identified as being a vitally important part of our club. “We believe Will is just reaching his peek, he is playing outstanding footy, with plenty more to come.

Will Chambers in action the Dragons at AAMI Park, Melbourne. From Melbourne Storm website. Digital Image by Brett Crockford © “His signing is a significant boost for Melbourne Storm for now and for the future.” And Chambers is on the radar for the Maroons in State-of-Origin. Maroons chairman of selectors Des Morris told The Australian on the weekend that Chambers had shown he was “perfectly equipped” to handle the pressure of Origin. And given the struggles incumbent centre Justin

Hodges has had with injury this year, that time might be sooner rather than later. “Hodgo and Brent Tate are certainties if they are fit, you know,” Bellamy said. “But they aren’t getting any younger, so Will’s chance isn’t far away. “If there is an injury or a spot opens up in that team . . . Will is ready and could handle that challenge if it comes.” If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Lesley Tankard P: 8987 2136 A/H.

Nhulunbuy Toy Library Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Arnhem Early Learning Centre Contact: Director 8987 1004 E:

East Arnhem Land Tourism Association Contact: John Tourish P: 8939 2000

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

East Arnhem Rugby Union Contact: Eddie P: 0407 002 357

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Michael Stimpson P: 8987 1500 E: Gove 8 Ball Contact: Adam White P: 0438 809 620

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E: Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083 Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E: Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Tracey Chrzanowski P: 8987 3311 Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Ben Hurst P: 0410 833 292 Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E: Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E: Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha, P: 0437 141 291 Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139 Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Angie Moyle P: 0408 838 498 or Facebook us at: Queens - Variety NT Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

Gove Country Golf Club & Gove Country Golf Club - Juniors Contact: Jamie Henderson E: P: 8987 3191

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Steve Dowzard P: 0417 833 060

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Stephanie Freeman P: 0400 172 599 E:

Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0409 173 562 Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre Contact: Maria Akapita (NCNC Director), P: 08 8987 2191 E:

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E:

Gove Junior Football Club Contact: David Hill P: 0438 861 599

Gove Netball Assoc. Contact: Helen Clark - Pres P: 8987 3728 M: 0438 873 728

Thu 09

Fri 10

Time 0130 0746 1349 1954

Time 0222 0839 1441 2033

Time 0305 0922 1526 2109

Ht 0.94 2.62 1.01 2.78

Ht 0.78 2.67 1.04 2.86


Ht 0.66 2.69 1.09 2.91

Sat 11 Time 0341 1001 1604 2142

Ht 0.58 2.69 1.13 2.94

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Ian Shepherd P: 0412 892 703

Sun 12

Mon 13

Tue 14

Time 0414 1037 1637 2215

Time 0446 1112 1707 2248

Time 0518 1146 1737 2321

Ht 0.53 2.67 1.16 2.94

Ht 0.51 2.64 1.19 2.93

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Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268.



W/E Apr 28 W/E Apr 28 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


Total Per head Total Per head Total Per head Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

Tuesday 23/04







Wednesday 24/04







Tae Kwon Do Nhulunbuy Contact: Paul Macloy P: 0407 106 525

Thursday 25/04







Friday 26/04







TourDeArnhemland Contact: Des O’Sullivan P: 0418 840 957 E:

Saturday 27/04







Sunday 28/04







39435 10378 31300




T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training P: 8987 2562

Ht 0.53 2.58 1.22 2.89

NOTE: these are predictions only, subject to change due to prevailing weather conditions. It is recommended you use this table as a guide only.

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Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553

Monday 22/04

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 08

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Ph: 8987 2375 / 0419 465 045

RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Maria Akapita P: 08 8987 2191 E:

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson – Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.

Gove Astronomy Club Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Father Barry Hanson – Ph: 8987 1533 Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am


Other Cities Av. Consumption / Head of Pop. Brisbane 270 • Darwin 1100 • Perth 340

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 29 31.5 20.5 NIL Tuesday 30 32.1 20.5 TCE Wednesday 1 31.9 22.5 NIL Thursday 2 32.1 25.2 2.4 Friday 3 29.2 25.7 3.4 Saturday 4 30.6 25.0 1.2 Sunday 5 30.5 24.5 13.2 Monthly total rainfall to date: 20.2 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Apr. 29 to Sunday, May 5

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1013.8 hPa on Saturday Min: 1008.3 hPa on Wednesday Averages for the month of May Max temp: 29.9 Min temp: 22.6 Rainfall: 82.4 mm


Gopu victorious at first home turf tussle FINAL SCORE: Gopu: 9-6-60, Gapuwiyak: 9-4-58 WITH a final margin of two points, it could’ve been anybody’s game. And both teams involved carried a worthy cause for winning it; Ski Beach team Gopu, one of the longest-standing East Arnhem Aussie Rules teams, were playing their inaugural game on home turf. Challengers Gapuwiyak, who travelled three hours down the dirt track from their community to get to the game, were equally hungry for a win, showcasing skill as yet unseen by them in this season’s competition. In what was a tight tussle, with Gapuwiyak in the poll position until late in the fourth quarter, Gopu held their stamina and took a couple of late goals to win by the slim two-point margin. Still without a coach, nailing a victory at the first-ever clash on their home oval was a cause for Gopu to celebrate. Lisa Binmila Yunupingu, who takes on the role every season of looking after the boys, said having the oval ready to be used has brought a big positive upswing to the community. “In the past, this community has suffered from anti-social behaviours, such as suicides, so we knew we had

to get this oval up and running. “Thanks to local organisations like Rio Tinto we’ve finally had the funding to be able to do so, and now we’ve been able to give these boys a home oval to play on.” Gopu remains undefeated this season, having won their first three games. On the other side of the coin, Gapuwiyak walked away from the two-point loss with the satisfied feeling of almost toppling the table leaders. Although, as AFL regional development manager from Gapuwiyak Mick Montague noted, they still have a fair way to go in their first season in the GFL competition. “During the first two weeks we struggled, but the turnaround in the space of less than a month has been awesome. “The boys are starting to know that the more they train together, the more they learn to play as a team.” The community also has a number of criteria in place which the players have to reach in order to be eligible to play, which Montague said has been a huge motivator for the boys to train hard and be ready for the action each weekend.

THE SPRINT IS ON: Gapuwiyak run hard to score a six-pointer.

RIGHT: Gopu shoots a quick kick out the side.

ALL TOGETHER IN VICTORY: Gopu and Gapuwiyak celebrating at the end of a thriller. Fans down at Ski Beach watching Gopu play their first game on home turf.

Gapuwiyak take down a Gopu player, and the ball’s let loose.

Gopu playing ‘pass the parcel’.

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Leading tipsters show form

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Waggy and Hoffman lead the way Indeed Andres Hoffman managed only four. But the games to do the most damage almost right across the board were the Raiders’ victory against the previously unbeaten Storm in the biggest upset of the season, and the Sharks’ golden-point win against the Knights. Only waggy threw the form book out the window to tip the Raiders and can a vital win against the rest of the field, and only four predicted a Sharks’ victory. Waggy was the best of the field with only one loss, again the Sharks’ victory. The winner of the NRL competition will receive $500 in cash, sponsored by The Arnhem Club and the Arafura Times.

Andres Hoffman sits on top of the Arafura Times/ Arnhem Club NRL competition after the weekend’s matches in round eight on the weekend. The Monday night clash between the Dragons and Sea Eagles had not been completed by the time the Arafura Times went to press. Andres Hoffman sits on 47, one ahead of marlinman, kaffird and doodlesuckernpbagcgc on 46. Shaun Dennis, Wayno, Tanya Hoffman and Malkzok1 are on 45, with Waggy and VanDam on 44. KaDavo82, Duggie, Luke Cole and Graham Hughes are on 43 well within striking distance of the leaders. No one had a perfect round from the seven games.

WAGGY is now the outright, albeit narrowly, leader in the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club AFL footy tipping competition after round six on the weekend. Waggy was one of several with nine winners, and is now on 46, one ahead of Duggie who managed only eight winners on the round, missing on the Dockers’ win. One further back on 44 is pleb, with hayden4x and Darren Nunn on 43. Forbesy and Kaffir sit on 42,

Tipping Competition

with Wayno, Joseph Benn, crackers and Agro on 41. Numerous tipsters correctly tipped all nine winners - waggy, pleb, hayden4x, Darren Nunn, Forbesy, Kaffir, Wayno, Josephn Benn, crackers, Agron, David Gibson, Jendj, Tanya Hoffman, Jeremy 4X, Woodsgal, Travie Dehnert, reverend, Dobbo, KaRon1, Marlinman, 43, Supdly, renae forbes, dixienormus. The AFL winner will walk away with $750 in cash, sponsored by The Arnhem Club and the Arafura Times. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

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ROUND 6 RESULTS (Home team listed first) C’wood 15.13.103

St Kilda

Name waggy Duggie pleb hayden4x Darren Nunn Forbesy KAFFIR Wayno Joseph Benn crackers





Nth Melb

GWS Giants 12.9.81 Port 12.11.83










GC Suns












WC Eagles


10.7.67 • Password: NewsNorthAT TERMS & CONDITIONS: The Arafura Times AFL footy tipping competition is free – there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it. The Arafura Times footy tipping competition

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Total Score Total Margin 46 80 45 150 44 194 43 133 43 154 42 161 42 196 41 126 41 186 41 192

DRAW ROUND 7 (May 10 – 13, home team first)

AFL LADDER AFTER ROUND 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Essendon Geelong Port Sydney Hawthorn Fremantle C’Wood Carlton Richmond

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

WC Eagles Nth Melb Adelaide GC Suns Brisbane St Kilda Bulldogs Melbourne GWS Giants

is computer generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Arafura Times or sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Arafura Times, the Arafura Times website and the

Friday, May 10 Saturday, May 11

Sunday, May 12 Monday, May 13

Geelong Port Brisbane Bulldogs Hawthorn Fremantle GWS Giants Melbourne St Kilda

Essendon Richmond WC Eagles Nth Melb Sydney Collingwood Adelaide GC Suns Carlton

competition operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Arafura Times 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.

NRL Tipping Competition Password: NewsNorthATNRL *PLEASE NOTE: Where there is a Monday night game, results will be given up to and including Sunday games and Tipster Leader board will also reflect these results. NR = no results available at time of going to press.

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*NR Dragons

Sea Eagles


Name Andres Hoffman marlinman KAFFIR doodles Shaun Dennis Wayno Tanya Hoffman Malkzok1 waggy VanDam

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ROUND 8 RESULTS (home team first)

NRL LADDER Total Score Total Margin AFTER ROUND 8 47 46 46 46 45 45 45 45 44 44

96 72 74 96 73 82 86 89 72 82

(May 10 – 13, home team first)

1 Storm



2 Rabbitohs

10 Bulldogs

3 Roosters

11 Sharks

4 Sea Eagles

12 Dragons

5 Knights

13 Panthers

6 Titans

14 Warriors

7 Broncos

15 Eels

8 Cowboys

16 W Tigers

all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Arafura Times nor sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Arafura Times, the Arafura Times website and the competition

Friday, May 10



W Tigers


Saturday, May 11





Sunday, May 12







Monday, May 13

Sea Eagles Roosters

operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Arafura Times 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.


THE Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club recently hosted the ninth annual 2013 Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic. 34 teams comprising 118 anglers competed in this years event, held on the weekend of April 20 and 21. Organisers were very pleased with the roll up, and grateful for the tremendous support from sponsors in the six week preparation period prior to this year’s event. To the credit of the committee and members of the NRSFC, the great fishing competition highlighted both the talent and social


enthusiasm of this small remote community. After two days of fishing, 621 fish measure results were presented to organisers for scrutiny and processing. These results were accompanied with 1032 photographs of fish on measure mats prior to release for length verification purposes. Photos and results from the presentation night on April 27 will feature in next week’s edition of the Arafura Times. Pictured are just a few of the top specimens our local ladies’ lures hauled in during the tournament.

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