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Ranger positions will be axed, says Minister Conlan By MATT GARRICK CAPTURING crocs, rescuing wildlife, protecting and maintaining our Indigenous Protected Areas of east Arnhem Land - Parks and Wildlife rangers Danny Barrow and John ‘Stretch’ Papple have done it all. Now it may soon be time to bid farewell to these long standing fixtures of Gove, with government cuts threatening their jobs. Mr Barrow, who has been embedded with the Yirralka Indigenous ranger group and who featured on the cover of Arafura Times in February helping rehabilitate an endangered sea turtle, is already getting ready to up stumps and move on after five years in the region. A ranger position in Western Australia awaits him, and he is yet unsure whether he will return to his position in Gove in the future. Mr Papple remains in the dark about his role for Parks and Wildlife with Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation’s Indigenous ranger group, with the position slated to be axed by the Northern Territory CLP government on June 30 this year. Local Labor Member Lynne Walker has been petitioning for the government to retain the positions. “The removal of these rangers will be a huge loss and significantly detrimental for two reasons. “The first is that these officers support the important day to day operations of two key Indigenous organisations which are employers of indigenous men and women, caring for country across vast Indigenous Protected Areas which are recognised sites of conserva-

tion significance for biodiversity values in the Northern Territory. “Secondly, it is a community-wide concern, including for our local Surf Life Saving Club, about the exposure of high risk crocodile management and the inherent risks this poses to residents in the region with the removal of that expertise,” Ms Walker wrote in a letter to Minister for Parks and Wildlife Matt Conlan last month. On April 30, Mr Conlan replied to the letter, stating that the decision to cease funding for the ranger’s positions was not made lightly, though it would, at current, still be going ahead. “The Government is committed to reducing the Territory’s debt to a manageable level and reducing expenditure is necessary to assist achieve this.” Ms Walker said the loss of these two positions would leave a void in the community. “Without these two people on the ground, training will be delivered, but the on-going mentoring that comes from working with the Indigenous Rangers on a daily basis will be lost. “These two positions are unique because they work across organisations, linking people together to ensure greater outcomes in land management and for indigenous people,” she said. The Parks and Wildlife Commission have offered to continue to keep the two positions alive, but only if the funding needed is provided by Laynhapuy Homelands Association (who operate the Yirralka rangers) and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, rather than the Northern Territory Government.

Jail time for kava drug-mules By MATT GARRICK

A 40-year-old woman was charged after found allegedly smuggling this 58kg of kava.

WHEN pulling their bags off the carousel at Gove Airport, locals and visitors may notice the looming presence of uniformed police. On a near daily basis, local officers have been stationed at the airport in a bid to catch drug mules who are trying to traffic kava into the region’s remote indigenous communities. The drug has been smuggled in significant quantities. Since January this year, police have intercepted 610 kilograms of the root-based

substance - which would be worth more than half a million dollars, when sold in remote communities. A total of 19 arrests have been made this year over the drug, with some traffickers handed jail terms for their role in fuelling the dangerous abuse of kava in East Arnhem Land. Last week, on May 7, a 40-yearold man copped a one month jail sentence for bringing a bag-full of kava into Nhulunbuy, with a further six-months suspended sentence attached. Continued on page 6

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Mum’s the word IF you forgot to give your mum a buzz for Mother’s Day last Sunday, then you probably also missed the range of fun activities put on to pamper all the mum’s around Gove. The Nhulunbuy Community College Mother’s Day Markets and Open Day, on Saturday, was one such activity which saw the town’s sons and daughters show their appreciation. Pictured here are Sally, Natalie and Zoe Murray at Suzanne Esterhuyse’s Photo Booth at the markets. More photos inside on page 11.



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AN organisational tour de force of Arnhem Land’s cross-country marathon mountain bike ride, community stalwart Ian ‘Conno’ Constantine, is gearing up to say goodbye to Gove. Co-organiser of the popular Tour De Arnhem - a long-distance, all-terrain bike ride across Arnhem Land, which has


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taken place in 2008 and 2011 - Mr Constantine is also known for his early morning magpie calls. At the crack of dawn each morning of the tour, mate and co-organiser Des O’Sullivan remembers, Mr Constantine would wander the campsite bellowing out a rendition of the Collingwood Magpies’ footy club song, to rouse the riders into action. “It’s a fond farewell for Ian, even though many of the riders still have horrific memories of him singing, and also of him wearing bikinis,” Mr O’Sullivan revealed. “He also considers himself a great comedian and storyteller, and some

people might even agree with him.” Mr Constantine, who has lived in Gove for many years and currently works for Pacific Aluminium as a materials handler, is pulling up stumps with his wife Marianne to head off for a caravanning adventure around Oz. Despite Mr Constantine’s departure, Tour De Arnhem looks forward to continuing into the future, with a ride due to be held next year. “The first ride was Gove to Jabiru, on what they call the Top Track. “The second was Gove to Mataranka, via the Central Arnhem Highway.

Tour De Arnhem organiser Ian ‘Conno’ Constantine ready to rouse the riders for another day on the 2011 cross-Arnhem Land tour. “And there’s still one great track left to conquer,” Mr O’Sullivan said with a grin. For more informa-

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Faye a finalist for Nurse of the Year


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A NHULUNBUY nurse working with patients suffering from a highly infectious form of scabies has been named as a finalist for a national Nurse of the Year award. Faye Alvoen, who usually works with remote community patients who have crusted scabies, traded the heat of East Arnhem Land last week to travel to chilly Melbourne for the 2013 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards ceremony. Ms Alvoen, of the non-profit organisation One Disease at a Time, was selected for her hard work helping to reduce the impact of crusted scabies which, if left untreated, can lead to social isolation and permanent damage. “I work with patients and their families to reduce the frequency and severity of relapse. “When a patient with crusted scabies relapses they continually infest any people who live in close quarters with scabies. “Children are particularly affected by these recurrent bouts and can be bullied, suffer from severe sleeping difficulties and face exclusion from school,” Ms Alvoen said. “By moving to a chronic care management approach to crusted scabies, close contacts and family members experience far fewer repeat episodes of scabies infection. “The patients and their family members can lead full lives again.” Although she missed out on the major award which was handed out on May 9, her achievement of making it to the finalists showcased what the judges and her colleagues see in her work; her level of exceptional contribution to improving patient care and delivering health care in challenging circumstances. “Faye is amazing to work with, and what she

Nurse of the Year finalist, Faye Alvoen. has managed to achieve with some of her patients has been nothing short of life-changing,” said her colleague from the East Arnhem Scabies Project, Alex Kopczynski. The judges commended the nomination for highlighting the work of a dedicated nurse who thinks more of her clients’ needs than her own. They also praised her ground-breaking work showing that, in a scabies endemic area, crusted scabies can only be treated with chronic care management. The Nurse of the Year Award recognises a nurse, midwife, personal care attendant or assistant in nursing who has made an exceptional contribution to improving patient care, delivered health care in challenging circumstances and shown advocacy on behalf of patients or the nursing profession.


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POWER OUTAGE Date Friday, May 24, 2013 Time 0830 – 1230 Areas affected: Sub 40 TALKING RENAL HEALTH: Jill Mununggurr, Nova Peris, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Warren Snowdon, Gurruwun Yunupingu, Bobby West and Brayayuwa Mununggurr. WHEN indigenous rockers Yothu Yindi were at the peak of their fame, lead singer and former Australian of the Year Mandawuy Yunupingu was drinking up to four cartons of beer a day. In 2009, this chronic alcoholism took its toll on Mr Yunupingu’s body, and his kidney’s shutdown, leaving him in constant need of renal dialysis. Mr Yunupingu fought his way back from the brink, and now lives in Yirrkala with his wife and is a vocal supporter of indigenous health and for the improvement of Aboriginal Australia’s renal care programs. A two-day renal health workshop was held in Gove on May 8, with Mr Yunupingu in attendance, alongside health officials from the region, including Miwatj, representatives from Alice Springs and the Kimberley and indigenous and government leaders. Also in attendance was senate Labor candidate for the Northern Territory, Nova Peris, who said hearing Mr Yunupingu’s story made her realise how important it was to have quality renal health resources on remote indigenous country, rather than patients having to fly to Darwin for treatment.

“Mandawuy has been a hero of mine for years, and just hearing his story, you could understand how important it was for Aboriginal people to be able to have healing in their own country, around family. “This is certainly something that I will take with me to the White House, if all goes well, as it’s about listening to the people.” Ms Peris said she planned to make a number of trips back to Gove in the months leading up to the September federal election. “Health, education and youth are big passions of mine, and without education being driven in the right way with youth, we’re not going to get the health outcomes we want.” Also at the meeting was incumbent member for the federal seat of Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, who said the workshop made it clear there had to be more done to work out exactly what the size of the renal problem was. “We know it’s an issue, we know there are people who are in Darwin who would like to be at home here being treated, so we need to look at new models of care for people who live

remotely. “If we can do this successfully, it will create a good model for the rest of Australia.” Mr Snowdon’s opponent in the upcoming Federal election, CLP candidate Tina MacFarlane, has accused the Gillard Government of playing politics with indigenous renal services. “They should pick up the full cost now and not expect the NT taxpayer to bear the burden,” she said (full comment, page 8).

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School attack prompts action A NEW taskforce will be formed to help monitor students’ behaviour in troubled schools across the Northern Territory. The NT government announced these new resources would be implemented last week, following a violent attack on a teacher with a baseball bat at Angurugu School, on Groote Eylandt. The student was suspended and the school was closed from May 2 until Tuesday May 7 in response to the attack, for staff well-being and also because of community sorry business. The Department of Education released a statement following the incident, saying there has been a thorough and comprehensive response to the attack by the school and the Department. “The student has been suspended for one month and NT Police are investigating the matter.” It has been alleged that a Year 7 student hit the teacher with a padded baseball bat across the back of the neck during a sports activity on April 29. The teacher sustained soft tissue swelling and was absent from work until Thursday May 2. A community meeting was held in Groote on Friday May 10, to discuss the consequences of violent behavior, and to seek an agreement on the concept of the school being a safe learning

environment. “It also discussed how community members could contribute towards a safe and violence free school for all,” a departmental spokesman said. Schools will also soon have more resources to deal with extreme student behaviour, Minister for Education Peter Chandler said last week. “The Territory Government has taken responsible action and has been working on a comprehensive suite of measures to tackle extreme and violent behaviour in schools.” A student behaviour management taskforce is to be established to support the Department of Education and Children’s Services on strategic direction, decision making and responses. It will have representatives from key stakeholders and national and local experts and report regularly to the minister. “To keep our schools safe and create effective learning environments, the Safe Schools Code of Behaviour has been revised and clearly articulates behavioural expectations for students and the community when on school premises. “It is a simple illustration of what is expected from everyone in the school community,” Mr Chandler said.

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improving when and how we use them, but overall they’ve really added to the curriculum and it’s been a resounding success.” NCC was lauded by Apple education representatives last year for their pioneering initiative shown in their iPad roll out, and staff continue to refine and discover different ways the technology engages students, challenging and enhancing their learning. “ Te a c h e r s i n o u r Learning Support Centre have also expressed how iPads can be a powerful part of the learning process. “The interactive nature of the technology can address a variety of learning styles, it’s hands on and can personalise education. “For some students, it’s been quite exciting to see them discover a way of engaging with learning and being creative that was not possible before this.” “There has been an improvement in the quality of the students work overall - with programs like movie maker, apps like ‘explain everything’ that allow students to draw, write and narrate concepts, even creating animated time lines. “Content can be the same but it’s expressed in a very creative and personal way.” However, Mr Venour says it was important to note that the iPad is just

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Noah Davis, Patrick O’Brien, Hunter Grieve and Jonah Marr from Transition at Nhulunbuy Christian College work through some phonics activities on iPads. a device to be used as an educational and learning tool. “Teachers still need to be effective and their role is now increasingly more than just about content: students can access content from the internet in seconds independently from the teacher... but we do have to teach them about wisdom, ethics, depth and critical thinking. “It’s vital they learn to critique and analyse.” Year 1 Teacher Mrs Kristie Gurney has seen an increased level of engagement and love of reading as younger students use the iPad technology to consolidate their sound and word knowledge. “My students were filled with excitement when I told them that we

were going to be getting iPads for our classroom. “We use the iPads as a core component of our literacy session. “There are many educational apps available that use games and repetition to teach children phonics, sight words, sentence building and reading.” In a practical sense, teachers have found there’s no wasted lesson time waiting for laptops to start up or programs to load, and it’s easier for students to use the device naturally in the course of the lesson. Mrs Gurney has found this ease of use important with the younger students. “The simple touch and swipe aspect is great for students at this age as their fine motor skills are still developing and some struggle to use a computer

mouse or laptop.” Parent forums have been an important part of the implementation process for the Middle School, said Mr Venour. “We understand that technology can have an addictive component and whilst we do have restrictions on the iPads, we continue to partner with parents so that they can understand how the technology is being used and so that we are working together to ensure the technology doesn’t impact on family life.” Nhulunbuy Christian College’s annual Open Day, held last Saturday in conjunction with the school’s Mother’s Day Markets, was an opportunity for everyone in the community to visit classrooms and speak with teachers.

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A fair paddle for a beer at the Surfy

Mr Beachcroft on an earlier adventure.

Adventurer Jason Beachcroft, geared up and ready to go on his mission circumnavigating Australia in a Sea Kayak. BY the time he gets to Gove, adventurer Jason Beachcroft will have braved the seas around Cape York, the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Australian east coast in a boat the size of a surf board. The intrepid Mr Beachcroft will by all accounts be looking forward to a beer at the Surf Club when he arrives in the region, during his mission as the first person to circumnavigate Australia, including Tasmania, in a Sea Kayak. His ‘Sea Kayak Australia Expedition’ departed from Sydney Harbour in January, and has since taken him to remote locations including Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, Seisia on the Cape and Karumba in the Gulf. At the beginning of his journey, Mr Beachcroft posted on his homepage that over the following fifteen months he intended to follow in the paddle strokes of kayaking legends Paul Caffyn, Freya Hoffimeister and Stuart Trueman on a unique Australian odyssey. “All things going well I will be the first person to circumnavigate in a Sea Kayak all states and territories in Australia. “Yes, Tasmania is back on the map.” He’s recently ridden the waves of tropical Cyclone Zane, and is likely ready for some calmer weather. His most recent port-of-call has been the remote Sweers Island in the Gulf, where he’s been holed up for a few days. “On Sweers Island after my first big push. “Needless to say I’m tired and hungry,” he recently posted on his facebook page. He’s planning to stop by Cape Arnhem on his way into the peninsula, but is expecting to hit Gove ground soon after; so if you spot a weary kayaker about make sure to shout him a beverage.

NTFRS at forefront in crash victim rescue IN an article published in last week’s Arafura Times - Taxi-driver survives horror smash - it was mentioned that Nhulunbuy Police and St Johns Ambulance officers were responsible for freeing a man from the crashed wreckage of his vehicle from off the Central Arnhem Highway. We omitted to mention the fine efforts made by the local Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Services crew, who were at the forefront of this complex rescue.

A Gove bush-taxi driver was trapped in his 4WD after flipping the vehicle 12 kilometres south of the Giddes River on April 21. Emergency services managed to free the injured man from the buckled vehicle using the jaws-of-life, and he was then flown to Darwin for treatment. The Arafura Times apologises for this omission, and acknowledges the outstanding efforts of the NTFRS officers involved during this very traumatic incident.





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Governments squabbles over boarding facility A BOARDING facility pegged for the Gove region became the centre of a squabble between Territory and Federal politics last week, after Chief Minister Adam Giles told a community meeting in Gangan the project would not go ahead. Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon has criticised the CLP for “telling more untruths about Federal Government” in regards to the facility to be set-up at Garrthalala School, on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Mr Snowdon said the facility will go ahead with Federal Government support, despite claims to the contrary by the Country Liberal Party. “The CLP Government in the Northern Territory has created uncertainty around the Garrthalala boarding facility and are now trying to shift the blame away from itself. “The Federal Government struck an in-principle agreement with the former Territory Government for the development of the boarding facility,” he said. In answer to questions about the Garrthalala facility, Chief Minister Adam Giles tried to claim the Federal Government had pulled out of the project. “In fact, it was the new CLP Government which dumped the agreement, walking out on the students and families of Gove. “It is totally astounding that the CLP would try to rewrite history like this. “Mr Giles is being totally deceitful, spreading lies about Federal Labor Government and the Garrthalala boarding school.” In 2008, the Federal Government announced a funding contribution of $28.9 million for three new boarding facilities in the Northern Territory to provide

education support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students. The Indigenous Land Corporation has also committed a contribution of $15 million bring the joint investment to $43.9 million. Sites for the three facilities were decided after comprehensive consultation with Territory families and residents. The first facility at Wadeye has been completed and is operational. Garrthalala is the second and is strongly supported by local parents. “The Federal Government is unwavering in its commitment to provide additional accommodation at Garrthalala and will deliver the facility as soon as possible. “I call on the Chief Minister and the Northern Territory Education Minister to work with the Federal Labor Government and Federal Education Minister Peter Garrett, to make sure the community and homelands across the region get the facility they want.” The Federal Government has committed $583 million towards education in the Territory, as part of the Stronger Futures Northern Territory National Partnership. Mr Snowdon said the CLP is short-changing Aboriginal people in the bush and in particular those young people who depend on boarding schools to access education. CLP challenger for the federal seat of Lingiari, Tina MacFarlane, was present at the community meeting in Gangan to hear the statements by Mr Giles.

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PASSENGERS including a six-month old baby escaped serious injury after their car was rear-ended turning off to the tip. As they slowed to turn-off at the Melville Bay Road tip, at around 11.45am on May 7, another vehicle driving behind failed to reduce their speed, and rammed them in the tailend. Minor injuries were sustained by the passengers in the car, but they luckily escaped serious harm. The driver of the rear car was charged with having an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and with driving without due care.


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A DRINK-DRIVER didn’t Beat manage to get very far from the pub before he crashed his car with into another in the carpark at the Walkabout Hotel on May 9. NT The alleged offender attracted police attention after he Police reversed his vehicle and cracked into a car behind him. The 46-year-old man blew a highrange reading of 0.188. A 42-year-old man was also charged for drink-driving last week, after he was pulled over in Yirrkala and blew a mid-range reading of 0.136.

Jail time for kava drug-mules Continued from page 1. Another man, his associate, was charged with helping import the drug in, and also picked up a six-month suspended sentence; meaning if he breaks the law any time during the next two years, he’ll be imprisoned. Police nabbed the offenders after they pulled their luggage, filled with kava, off the baggage carousel and made their way to exit the airport. Nhulunbuy Police believe the kava trade is being organised by criminal syndicates within the Gove area. Gove’s officer-in-charge, senior sergeant Brendan Muldoon said those responsible were taking advantage of indigenous communities. “Police are very grateful that they’ve been able to seize the large quantities they have so far this year, to stop money flowing out of indigenous communities to these criminal entities.”

Police have also said they were aware that many of the offenders who have been caught smuggling kava into Gove in recent times have not been major players in the kava trade. “They are mules being enticed to bring the drug into East Arnhem Land without any knowledge of the harmful effect it has on indigenous communities,” Snr Sgt Muldoon said. Detective Superintendent Tony Fuller - in charge of a Northern Territory drug squad - has told media the kava coming in has mostly been destined for Nhulunbuy, Gapuwiyak, Elcho Island and Maningrida. He said a lot of money was being spent on kava by a small group of people. “There’s a market for it and good profit - it’s primarily delivered from Sydney and the east coast,” he said. On May 4, another offender - a

25-year-old man - was handed a two-month sentence for trying to smuggle 40 kilograms of the drug into East Arnhem Land. On May 3, a 40-year-old woman was arrested at the airport trying to bring in 58 kilograms. Snr Sgt Muldoon said kava was a continual problem, and one that’s not going to disappear overnight. “Nhulunbuy Police have been working extremely hard to stop as much as they can. “The amount of kava seizures we’ve been having are unprecedented - but we will continue to stop it coming in to East Arnhem Land.” If you have any information about those responsible for smuggling kava into the region, contact Nhulunbuy police (8987 1333). If you or somebody you know struggles with kava addiction, contact East Arnhem Drug and Alcohol Services (8987 0445).

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Pandanus sunset in Gove. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

May Wed 15. Lawn Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Wed 15. Jam Session at the Arnhem Club. 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. Sunday Session at the Gove Boat Club, midday onwards. Sun 19. Jam Session at the Arnhem Club, 1-5pm. Wed 22. Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, Nhulunbuy Community Library, 10.30am. Wed 22. Lawn Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Wed 22. Jam Session at the Arnhem Club. Wed 22. Jam session/open mic night - Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Thu 23. Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, YBE Front Office, 10-11.30am. Thu 23. Badge Draw, Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Fri 24. Walk Safely to School Day (for schools across Nhulunbuy). Sat 25. NCL Art and Craft Market, 3pm - 6.30pm, Town Hall hosted by Gove Squash Club. 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). Sun 26. Jam Session at the Arnhem Club, 1-5pm. Tue 28. Positive Partnerships program workshop for parents and carers of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Free. Info: Lynne Walker (8987 0125). Wed 29 - Fri 31. School Sport NY Under 12 Basketball Championships, Nhulunbuy High School.

JUNE Sun 2. GCGC Ladies Pink Jacket Day, Info 8987 3191 Sun 16. Market Day at the Golf Club, Info 8987 1905 Sat 22. NCL Art and Craft Market, 9am-12noon, Town Hall hosted by Gove Junior Soccer.

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IT’S election time again. Our Julia announced the September date early so we know where we stand, and to stop endless media speculation. Good for her, and now we are all getting down to the job of avoiding everything to do with Federal politics for the next five months. It won’t be easy. Julia has already started her re-orientation classes for Federal politicians. Every Wednesday evening, before they go to the pub, they are forced into a lecture room in the Parliament basement and forced to recite Labor mantras like, “My enemies do not belong to the Labor party”, and “I promise not to stab my leader in the back”. They are only allowed out after the party watchdogs judge they are chanting with conviction, and not merely saying things because they are thirsty. Tony Ears has a much more difficult job. The traditional LNP election winning strategy is to drive voters into a fearful frenzy


over the hordes of boat people who are swamping our shores. Unfortunately, the refugee flow is a long way from swamping proportions at the moment. In fact, their efforts are pathetic and Tony has dispatched a team to Indonesia to see what can be done to cut red tape and allow more boats to fulfil their destiny of electing the LNP to Parliament. Bob Katter is, well, being Bob Katter. No-one is quite sure what he stands for (apart from, well, Bob Katter) but we are being told in a very loud voice that the Spirit of Austral demands - Bob Katter. And now there is another, more dangerous, contestant. Clive Palmer has thrown his hat into the ring. His main attraction it that he is so rich he doesn’t have to be corrupt, and people like that idea.

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o Cyclone He has a clean sheet, of course. No failed policies or embarrassing flipflops behind him. He can look you in the eye and say; “Vote for me. I can’t be as bad as the mobs you have now”, and we instinctively believe him. Pauline Hanson believes him, so he has at least one supporter, and my guess is that there are plenty of disgruntled Australians who will follow him too. You know, this might even get interesting enough for me to turn on the television again.

Signing up to a positive future for the disabled WHILE the Territory government and Chief Minister Adam Giles have said they are not interested in signing up to the Gonski agreement, which would bring $300 million extra into our schools ($200 million from the federal government and $100 million from the Territory), we should all welcome the Territory’s decision to sign up to the National Disability Electoral News Insurance Scheme (NDIS). by NT Member for Nhulunbuy Not signing up was never an option. LYNNE WALKER The NDIS will dramatically change the way we currently provide disability services. Rather than funding based on historical budget allocations, a funding pool will be based on actual assessment of need. The NDIS intends to provide long term, high quality support for people who have a permanent disability that significantly affects their communication, social interaction, learning, mobility, self-care, self-management, and capacity for social and economic participation. It will also include intensive early intervention, particularly for people where there is good evidence that it will substantially improve functioning or delay or lessen a decline in functioning. The NDIS will also include a comprehensive information and referral service to help people with a disability who need access to

mainstream, disability and community supports. A trial of NDIS will commence in the Tennant Creek region mid-2014, with transition to the full scheme commencing in 2016-17. I think it entirely appropriate that the Territory trial commence in a non-urban environment. As residents in a remote location like Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku and Homelands, access to appropriate services and support for disability clients, their carers and families is extremely challenging. Our region is long overdue for a federally funded aged and disability flexible care service. It was committed to more than three years ago, but has yet to materialise and is funded independently of NDIS. While I understand the funding commitment is concrete, and that a taskforce is working on the delivery of this critical infrastructure, I have asked our federal Member, Warren Snowdon, to pursue this with vigour. Closer to home, for families and carers of school-aged children on the autistic spectrum, the Positive Partnerships program returns to Nhulunbuy with a one day free workshop for parents and carers of ASD kids on Tuesday May 28. As the parent of a child on the spectrum and an earlier participant in the program, I commend this workshop highly. Enquiries can be directed to my office (8987 0125) or Nhulunbuy Primary (8987 0022).

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Snowdon playing politics with Indigenous health Warren Snowdon and the Gillard government should stop playing politics with Indigenous renal services. They should pick up the full cost now and not expect the NT taxpayer to bear the burden. It is typical of them to pay just the upfront cost so they can claim the credit and leave if it to us to foot the ongoing bill. After all, the NT government cupboard was left bare by Warren Snowdon’s big spending mates in the NT Labor government. But even they had the sense to refuse to bail out Snowdon’s plan. And to add insult to injury, the Gillard

Labor government is now planning to take away over $100 million of GST funding meant for NT Indigenous services. As the responsible Gillard government, Minister Snowdon should come clean and explain his failure of leadership on renal care services in the Territory rather than try to blame everyone else. As a result of Federal Labor, the NT Government will only receive $2.4 million for Central Australian renal care not the promised $13 Million. The Territory now misses out on a muchneeded boost for renal services for the NT

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because of Snowdon’s game playing. Providing accommodation and facilities needed for patients being treated for renal care should have been given on-going funding by Federal Labor. Warren Snowdon can end the game playing by getting his Labor mates in Canberra to do the right thing by restoring the original funding package and by agreeing to cover the ongoing costs for these much-needed facilities. Tina MacFarlane, CLP candidate for the Federal Seat of Lingiari

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Opening doors for the next generation By ALF WILSON ELCHO Island 18-year-old Cameron Gondarra and his mate of the same age - Zarad Garrawurra from Milingimbi - would dearly love to become chefs. Elijah Dhamarrandji, 15, from Elcho Island, hopes to join the Australian Defence Forces when he leaves school. Calvin Gurruwiwi, 15, from Milingimbi, is hoping to get a job as an apprentice plumber. The four were amongst about 20 Arnhem Land youths who are boarding school students in Townsville and attended a huge Career’s Expo on May 9. They were amongst thousands of students from around North Queensland who checked out potential employment at the Smart Futures for North Queensland (SF4NQ) Careers Expo. More than 50 employers had stalls showcasing a variety of careers at Reid Park, which is the headquarters of the annual V8 Supercars races in Townsville. Cameron and Zarad said they both would love to get into the hospitality industry when they leave school. “I really would like to become a chef and go

home to work somewhere in Arnhem Land,” Cameron said. Zarad said it was great to check out the hospitality section at the expo which included cooking displays. They got an insight into what it would be like to be work in a big kitchen when they wore chef’s hats. Dhamarrandji, 15, from Elcho Island hopes to join the Australian Defence Force when he leaves school. Sgt Barry Pleasance was on hand to give Elijah expert advice on such a career path. “I think my preference would be the Army,” he said. Calvin said a trade seemed like a good job for him to set himself up for a prosperous future. “There is plenty of work for tradies around the country, and it would give me the option to go back to Arnhem Land,” he said. Some students engaged in interactive ‘Try a Trade’ activities, learnt more about achieving their QCE, and asked important questions about their futures. The expo was fabulous opportunity for students to develop and refine their career plans.

STRAIGHT SHOOTERS: Elijah Dhamarrandji, left, from Elcho Island and right Calvin Gurruwiwi from Milingimbi with Sgt Barry Pleasance from Defence Force Recruiting.

Northern Territory youths Cameron Gondarra, left, from Elcho Island and Zarad Garrawurra from Milingimbi want to be chefs.


The Child Care Rebate is noT income tested

Major contract awarded to local TO’s ployment within the region. Focus areas to date include partnerships around business enterprise, contracting opportunities and increased employment and training initiatives. The partnership between the company and Traditional Owners has created approximately 50 new jobs for Yolngu people in the community. Work readiness training is also provided by Gove Operations to ensure recruits are well placed to sustain and retain their employment objectives. Gove Operations Human Resources Manager Tim O’Neill said their regional employment strategy, developed in conjunction with Traditional Owners, was key to the successes that their employment and training programs are now delivering. “Also key is the support of regional businesses and organisations who are actively getting behind the programs to take on board work-ready Yolngu men and women.” This week also marks the awarding of a smaller, yet significant contract to the Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation, to provide grounds maintenance services on town assets and infrastructure, including accommodation facilities, commercial and industrial properties.

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PACIFIC Aluminium’s Gove Operations have awarded a significant contract to local Traditional Owners, to supply diesel fuel to the company and local community. The mining company are pushing to achieve increased participation and economic benefits for local Traditional Owner groups. Gove Operations General Manager Ryan Cavanagh said Bunuwal Fuel - a joint venture between Bunuwal Investments and Cambridge Gulf Limited (GCL) - were the successful contract bidder on an outright commercial basis. “This is an impressive achievement considering the tenderer was competing against a number of global suppliers. “The awarding of this contract to a local organisation will also provide future opportunities to increase indigenous employment in the region through the handling and distribution networks required to make diesel fuel available to residents in this remote part of Australia,” Mr Cavanagh said. Since the inception of the historic Gove Traditional Owners Agreement in 2011, Gove Operations has been working closely with Traditional Owners to increase participation of local Yolngu people in em-

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Liam MacMahon, Kasey Irvine, Tom Pitkin and Jed Atkinson. LIVING in the only state or territory that still holds a public holiday for May Day, an occasion commemorating and celebrating the labour movement, Gove locals had a responsibility to enjoy it in style. A large crowd gathered down at the Gove Surf Club, where a few drinks were raised to cheers the Australian Combined Unions, and figures around

the community who have worked hard to keep those unions operating in the area. Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker gave a speech on the day, giving praise to the hard working men and women who over the year’s have fought to achieve better rights for today’s workforce. Gove FM broadcast live from the event, which also included a free barbecue and a peewee ride for the kids.

A group of multi-talented local teachers rocking out at the Surfy.

Damien Bedwell, baby Sarah and Jenny McConnell. Brinkley Dennerley, Mack Malupo, Trinity Geddes.

Corra-Lee Savanagh, Michaela Stelfox and Tayla Dowzard.

Shane Guiney, Jackie McGrath, Angela Morris, Natalie Atkinson. Ron Collins and Ranga.

Gabbi McGrath, Jordi Ritchie-Clark, Ellie Clark, Jayde Lawes, Lily Emmerton and baby Sarah.

Liam, Tim and Seamus MacMahon.

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Cassie Hennig, Bojan Budja, Greg Girle and Dean Johnson.

Brett and Chris Parfitt.

Justin and Charlie Emmerton.


Three generations of daughters (and one son) celebrating mother’s day at the markets; Michelle Smith (visiting from Burnie, Tasmania) with Milla, Jonte and Katie Hovenden.

Local marvels Elvi and Luisa Castineira. Jane Asteriadis, Bec Arthur, Sarah Gelbart, Bec Arthur, Hijiri Suzuki and Lindsey Blecher.

Mum and daughter Maddy and Maria Slatter. Daniel Haines used his imagination and a lot of lollies at the ‘decorate a cupcake’ stall.

Miriam Derooy paints her mum Holly a special Mother’s Day gift in the Art Room at NCC.

Best friends forever! Siena Bunton and Zoe Griffiths.

Milly and Maya Nunn made the most of the face painting stall much to the delight of their mum, Jo Davison.


Kanissa Bailey created this incredible ‘handbag’ cake for one of the competitions at NCC’s Mother’s Day Market.

Jackson Hoffman gives his mum Tanya a big hug.

Kelly and Jayne Wild, running the Bindi Designs stall.

Roselyn Mununggurr, Jessica Bolton, Carol Mununggurr, Livie Powell and Gurrundul Marika. MUMS, their kids - and l e t ’s n o t f o rg e t t h e region’s dads - strolled through the stalls and explored the green grounds at Nhulunbuy Christian College’s Mother’s Day Markets and Open Day. Successes during the day included Mary-Clare and Bruce Arkcoll’s wood fired bread, which sold out in 25 minutes, Kanissa and her team’s bumper effort in making around 200 plates of delicious butter chicken curries, and Suzanne Esterhuyse’s photo booth, which was was kept busy from 9 till after closing time with families wanting unique Mother’s Day cards. Families and visitors had the opportunity to tour the school and chat to the Principal and teachers, paint a canvas as a Mother’s Day gift in the art room, check out Middle School science displays, experience a phonics lesson in transition, try out the iPads in class and enjoy the peace

Chloe, Catherine and Esther.

VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: Gove FM DJs Angela Madden and Alex Parfitt. and quiet of the college library. Principal Steve Venour said Nhulunbuy Christian College would like to say a huge thank you to all those parents, friends, families and local businesses who were so

Levina Smith made a special creation for her Mum at the ‘decorate a cupcake’ stall.

generous with their time and talents. “Thank you to everyone who came down to enjoy the fun and support our College - it really was such a wonderful community event,” Mr Venour said.

Luke, Geoff and Lydie Harper strolling through the stalls.

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6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The 100+ Club 1:30 Navy Divers: Breaking Point 2:00 Football: SANFL: Rnd 7: Central District Vs Sturt 3:00 At The Movies 3:30 Midsomer Murders: Sins Of Commission 5:00 Midsomer Murders: The Straw Woman 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise: When a young nun is found dead in her smoke-filled bedroom, DI Richard Poole and his team are soon on the scene. 8:30 DCI Banks: Playing With Fire - Detective Annie Cabbot investigates a murder on a canal boat destroyed in a fire and evidence quickly points to the victim being involved in an art forgery scam. 10:00 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. 11:00 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage: New Release Music Videos. For information about rage playlists visit the website:

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today Saturday 9:30 Mornings - Saturday 11:30 Danoz 12:30 Movie: “The Sea Wolves” (PG v) 3:00 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations: Ozarks 4:00 Discover Downunder: Phillip Island: Tim Smith and Brooke Hanson are once again hitching up the Caravan and hitting the road, kicking off the new series on Victoria’s holiday playground of Phillip Island. 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 Getaway: Tonight on Getaway love is in the air when Jason, Kelly and Catriona reveal some great romantic escapes. Kate’s Ceberano’s discovers her heritage on the Philippine Island of Panay while inspirational Paralympian Kurt Fearnley shows off his home town of Newcastle. 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 TBA 12:00 The Avengers: “The Living Dead” (PG) - Steed and Emma take a trip into the country to investigate rumours that a ghost has been seen in the private chapel of the Duke of Benedict. 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo: The Swagman 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 Dr Oz 12:30 Dinner Date Australia 1:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 8: Hawthorn Vs GWS Giants 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 10:50 World’s Wildest Police Videos 11:50 Desperate Housewives: You Gotta Get A Gimmick - After suspecting that Mike is getting bored, Susan decides to turn up the heat. 12:50 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. 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 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. 5:00 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.

4:45 Copa del Rey Final: Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid 7:00 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

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Broncos Insider 1:30 2013 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Newcastle Knights Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: Red And Itchy 9:00 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. 10:00 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. 11:00 TBA 12:00 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 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 Drive Thru Australia 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2013 Highlights 12:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 8: Adelaide Vs St Kilda 7:30 TBA 8:30 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. 9:30 TBA 10:30 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. 11:30 Fairly Legal: Satisfaction 12:30 Love Bites: Keep On Truckin’ 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 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

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 10:00 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. 11:00 TBA 11:30 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. 12:00 Extra 12:30 The Avengers: The Hidden Tiger 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: “Forever Love” (M a) 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 - 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. 7:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 9:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Can’t Fight This Feeling / She’s Killing Me - A gas tanker explodes on a Seattle highway, causing multiple injuries. 11:00 Private Practice: Georgia On My Mind 12:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2013 Highlights 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 Movie: “Dragon Tiger Gate” (M v) 2:40 The Speed Of The Past 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Cycling: National Road Series 2013 5:30 Global Village: The Maori Wake-Up Call 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Royal Liver Building 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Food Fables 8:30 Into The Mind: Emotions 9:30 Mad Men: The Summer Man 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Shorts On Screen: Transmission - Set across post-apocalyptic Western Australian desert highways, the film follows ten-yearold Tilly and her father Jim as they try to make their way to the ‘virus free’ safe zone based in the small town of Leonora, following an airborne pandemic that has wiped out most of the population of their hometown, Perth. 12:05 Movie: “Election 2” (MAV v) - In Cantonese. As election time nears, current triad chairman Lok faces competition from his godsons. Jimmy is the perfect candidate: smart and entrepreneurial. 1:45 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 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

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 9:00 2 Broke Girls: And The Temporary Distraction 9:30 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. 10:00 Anger Management: Charlie & The Breakup Coach - Martin helps Charlie coach a high-school baseball team. 10:30 TBA 11:30 Survivors 12:30 Extra 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: “Buying The Cow” (M s,n,l) 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 - 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. 7:00 TBA 8:00 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. 9:00 TBA 10:10 TBA 11:10 Happy Endings: The Incident 11:35 House Calls To The Rescue 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Seven Early News 5:00 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

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: An Innocent Man 9:00 The Following: Whips And Regrets 10:00 TBA 11:00 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. 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: “Borderline” (M a,v,s,l) 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: 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. 7:00 TBA 8:00 Criminal Minds: Magnificent Light / It Takes A Village 10:00 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. 11:00 Man Up! 11:30 The Take 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Seven Early News / 5:00 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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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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ABOVEL: Nicky Seal, Andrew Sporer, Peter and Sharlene Cardilini enjoyed a candlelit dinner out at Kamayan.

LEFT: Guitarist Naomi Parker treated the crowds at the eatery opening with live music.

Kamayan manager Eva Simpson delivering two tasty milkshakes.

Room available. Southside. Large house. Nice gardens. Pool. Austar. Phone: 0417 768 147.

option for eating out, specialising in traditional Filipino cuisine. The Arafura Times can suggest to try the Pad Thai served with sweet chilli chicken, which was whipped together using fresh ingredients

and garnished with tasty herbs, all cooked up by the talented chef, Mama. They also serve authentic delights such as pork adobo, palabok and red pumpkin curry. Their new evening opening hours are 6-9pm.

Shirley Stanaway (Shirl Pearl) Beloved sister in law of Paul and Sue Stanaway and special auntie to Katie, Aontacht, Anahera, Thea, and Caolinn; Sarah, Phil and Ari; Victoria and Garrod; Lucy, Ned and Sophia. Our precious Pearl has been taken from us.


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

“Night night, sleep tight, ... love you always.”

Beginning late May, 2013

Part-time Position Available Based in Nhulunbuy 25 hours per week during school terms (40 weeks a year). Hours are flexible. Provide high level administrative support to the Cluster Chairperson and School Sport Coordinator for Arnhem. Applicant must be organised, selfmotivated and have a strong ability to multi-task. Strong administrative skills including records management, preparing correspondence, database entry, financial account keeping using MYOB, good phone fand email manner and a high level of computer competency are required. Applications should be directed to Ian Darlington of School Sport NT via Mobile – 0431 346 990 by midday Monday, May 20, 2013.

Shirley Stanaway who made this world a brighter and better place.

Please join our family to celebrate Shirley’s life this Sunday, May 19, 2pm @ Kev and Shirl’s.

All welcome.

(Parking in Catalinas Boat Park)

Anglicare NT is a key provider of quality services across urban, regional and remote areas; the community services agency of the Anglican Church in the Northern Territory and member of Anglicare Australia. Our work with individuals, families and the community is underpinned by child safe and strengths based practices, social justice commitments and community development efforts.

PROGRAM MANAGER Care, Respite & Disability Services 


Your selfless devotion to the Gove Squash Club was nothing but amazing! You always had a beautiful smile on your face and nothing was ever too much for you. We will always remember you with love and respect. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Kev, Angie and Dillion.

In Memory of

Foodies of the region, rejoice WAFTING scents of downtown Manila (the nice parts) filled Endeavour Square last week, when one of Nhulunbuy’s popular lunch spots started serving evening fare for the first time. The effervescent staff at the Kamayan Cafe in Nhulunbuy were busily busting candlelit tables for opening night on Friday, May 10. The new diner offers Goveites a delicious Asian

Shirley Stanaway

Based in Nhulunbuy

Full time

• Manage and further develop the Care, Respite and Disability Services based in Nhulunbuy and those servicing the East Arnhem Region. • Ensure services operate in line with the relevant standards, use contemporary case management and culturally safe practices and are responsive to needs. • Work collaboratively with agencies to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to service delivery. • Foster the development of positive relationships with carers and care recipients ensuring their involvement in the planning and review of services. • Lead a diverse team of staff and meet administration, financial, data collection and reporting requirements in an efficient and effective manner.

If you are interested in the position and want to work with Anglicare NT please note: •

Positions require a NT Ochre Card, National Police Criminal History check, First Aid Certificate, qualifications and experience (as specified in the Position Description) and NT driver's licence.

Competitive salary packages with the option of generous salary sacrifice benefits, 5 weeks annual leave, on the job mentoring and good training and development opportunities offered.

You can download application packages from .

Phone Rosalie Howard on 08 8939 3400 or email for further information on the position.

Email applications to: by COB Thursday, May 30, 2013.

“Child safe, friendly, culturally inclusive non-smoking workplace.”

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Local ladies give kilos the boot

THE GROOVY GRANNIES: Grandma’s who took part in the 12 Week Challenge, June Grills, Dean Waters, Karen Herridge, Donna Mulholland. In front: Eva Simpson and Jenni Peters.

COOL IN CAMO: Bootcamp babes Rhoda Shine and Emma Henderson showcased the fashion of the 12 Week Challenge, as participants gathered at Walkabout Lodge last Saturday. THE big winners in of this season’s ladies bootcamp were also the biggest losers - trimming kilos off their figures after a rigorous 12-week training program. The awards presentation night for the 12 Week Challenge number seven was held at the Walkabout Lodge last Saturday, May 11, where the ladies indulged in a few well-earned drinks and cheered on those who had achieved the highest losses in weight over the weeks. June Grills took away the first place award, having lost 9.2 kilos. Michelle Aarts took home second place for losing

LEFT: THE WINNERS, BIGGEST LOSERS: Emma Henderson (3rd place), June Grills (1st place) and Michelle Aarts (2nd place).

7 kilos, and Emma Henderson came in third losing 5.6 kilos. Competitor and Gove’s 2012 Citizen of the Year Jackie McGrath said since starting the program last January, she’d lost 17 kilos, made heaps of friends, had heaps of fun and never been so sore in her entire life. “It’s just exercising and running, a lot of hill work, beach work, but we’re not all crying and dragging tyres around - it’s heaps of fun.” For more info on future bootcamps, contact Anna (0404 318 517). 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 16

Fri 17

Time 0553 1220 1808 2355

Time 0629 1257 1843

Time 0032 0709 1336 1923

Ht 0.57 2.52 1.25 2.83

Ht 0.63 2.45 1.28

Sat 18 Ht 2.74 0.72 2.39 1.32

Time 0112 0753 1420 2011


Ht 2.64 0.80 2.35 1.35

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

Sun 19

Mon 20

Tue 21

Time 0159 0842 1509 2109

Time 0255 0936 1603 2215

Time 0403 1032 1658 2321

Ht 2.52 0.88 2.34 1.34

Ht 2.42 0.94 2.37 1.27

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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 May 5 W/E May 5 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 30/04







Wednesday 01/05







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

Thursday 02/05







Friday 03/05







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

Saturday 04/05







Sunday 05/05







41735 10983 36400




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

Ht 2.35 0.99 2.45 1.12

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 29/04

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 15

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 6 30.2 24.6 1 Tuesday 7 31 21.8 0.6 Wednesday 8 31.5 25.0 NIL Thursday 9 31.7 24.3 TCE Friday 10 31.5 24.3 1.0 Saturday 11 31.5 24.9 0.8 Sunday 12 31.7 25.8 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 23.6 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1012.6 hPa on Friday Min: 1008.5 hPa on Tuesday Averages for the month of May Max temp: 29.9 Min temp: 22.6 Rainfall: 82.4 mm


AFL tipsters fluctuate

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Hoffman keeps lead for NRL



The Storms’ stunning loss to the Panthers on Sunday night confounded tipsters after seven games in round nine of Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL footy tipping competition. Not one tipster forecast the result. The result of Monday night’s game between the Sea Eagles and Roosters was not finalised by the time the Arafura Times went to press. In another blow to tipsters, only three - Graham Hughes, aaron tilley and broccoli - chose the Eels to upset the Broncos on Saturday night. Of the seven results, only broccoli got six, while 15 entrants scored five. Andres Hoffman remains on top of the competition with 53, just one in front of marlinman and kaffir, while Malkzok1, Tanya Hoffman, Wayno, doodlesuckernobagchc are on 51. There is a two-point gap to Shaun

DUGGIE has taken the lead in the fluctuating Arafura Times/Arnhem Club AFL footy tipping competition after a partially completed round seven on the weekend. Monday night’s clash between the Saints and the Blues was not completed by the time the Arafura Times went to press. Duggie, who managed five, sits on 51, one ahead of pleb (6), and former leader Waggy on 49 (3), with Darren Nunn (6), Forbesy (7) and Kaffir (7). On 48 is hayden4x, while Wayno, Tanya Hoffman, WestAussieGirl136, Agron and Crackers are one further adrift on 47. Rose Becker who was the only tipster to record a perfect eight from the games played over the weekend.

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There were seven with seven - Travis Dehnert, Tanya Hoffman, Graham Hughes, WestAussieGirl136, 43, Kaffir and Forbesy, while there were 15 with six correct. Waggy, the leader going into the round, crashed with only three from the eight results known. Tipsters were hurt by several results, particularly the Tigers’ win against Port, the Dockers’ victory against the Magpies. The winner of the Arafura Times/ Arnhem Club AFL tipping competition wins $750.


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

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

NRL LADDER Total Score Total Margin AFTER ROUND 9 53 52 52 51 51 51 51 49 49 49

106 80 82 91 92 94 102 79 80 89

(May 17 – 20, home team first)

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2 Storm

10 Cowboys

3 Roosters

11 Bulldogs

4 Sea Eagles

12 Panthers

5 Knights

13 Dragons

6 Titans

14 Eels

7 Raiders

15 Warriors

8 Broncos

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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

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Monday, May 20


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Saturday, May 18

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.

Tipping Competition


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*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.


ROUND 7 RESULTS (Home team listed first) Geelong 17.11.113









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GWS Giants Adelaide




GC Suns


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St Kilda


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Name Total Score Total Margin Duggie 51 153 pleb 50 200 waggy 49 134 Darren Nunn 49 181 Forbesy 49 188 KAFFIR 49 217 hayden4x 48 153 Wayno 47 142 Tanya Hoffman 47 187 WestAussie Girl136 47 187 • 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

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

Geelong Essendon Hawthorn Port Sydney Fremantle Richmond C’Wood Adelaide

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

DRAW ROUND 8 (May 17 – 19, home team first) Carlton WC Eagles Nth Melb 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 17 Saturday, May 18

Sunday, May 19

WC Eagles Essendon Hawthorn GC Suns Collingwood Sydney Carlton Richmond Adelaide

Nth Melb Brisbane GWS Giants Bulldogs Geelong Fremantle Port Melbourne St Kilda

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From barefoot basketball to the big court

East Arnhem Land players watching the spirited basketball action from the sidelines.

One of the younger East Arnhem Land players at the Basketball NT Challenge in Darwin.

East Arnhem Land players busted out some dance action on the court. NOT only did East Arnhem Land players participating at the 2013 Basketball NT Challenge in Darwin not know each other, many did not speak the same language. Basketball NT officials said that players from the girls’ team that played found it difficult playing in shoes, given most played barefoot in their local competitions. Which just shows how much these representative Under 18 boys and Under 16 girls players from East Arnhem Land rose to the challenge - from a basketball and cultural perspective - at the Basketball NT Challenge from May 3 to 6. The Basketball NT Challenge brought together the Northern Territory basketball community featuring junior teams from Under 12 to Under 18 - representing regions across the Northern Territory and also the Australian International School in Singapore. The East Arnhem teams introduced an exciting brand of

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basketball and passion to the event. In the preliminary rounds, the Under 16 girls team had an entertaining match against Alice Springs Suns that went into overtime. East Arnhem eventually fell short 50 to 40. The Under 18 boys team defeated Barkly Storm by three points, with a three pointer on the siren in the preliminary rounds. They also defeated Darwin Thunder 47 to 35, and secured a semi-final spot. They lost a spirited match against eventual grand final winner, Darwin Storm, 54 to 40. The strong on-court results of these teams was quite remarkable given the cultural and logistical barriers that had to be overcome for them to participate. The most talented players from the local basketball competitions of the remote communities of Milingimbi, Yirrkala, Gapuwiyak, Angurugu and Galiwin’ku travelled

to Darwin on separate flights. With limited coaching within their communities and only one training session as a group on the morning of their first match, their feat was large. However, the cohesion of the teams increased dramatically over the course of the event, as demonstrated by their entertaining group dance performances prior to the semi-finals. This ensured players benefited from a unique social and cultural experience, in addition to the opportunity to play in a representative basketball event. With school attendance and attendance at local basketball competitions as prerequisites to represent the region, the Basketball NT Challenge has helped to make a positive social impact in East Arnhem Land. For full event results and statistics visit;

School swim champions Arafura Times has previously published the following list of Nhulunbuy High School swim champions, but we’ve only recently received a photo of this talented crew with their certificates and medals. Congratulations again to you all. Age champion winners were: Houses: G (Giddies); R (Roper); L (Latram).

Under 13.- GIRLS: Jordin Ritchie (G); runner-up, Tiana Beauchamp (R). BOYS: Tallis Naughton (G); r-up, Bayley Monteiro (L). Under 14.- GIRLS: Zali Fuhrmann (R); r-up, Cassie Body (L). BOYS: Matther Wolfaardt (G); r-up, Will Heath (R). Under 15.- GIRLS: Ashley Verrall (L); r-up, Jade Louise Kelly (R).

BOYS: Bryan Body (L), r-up, Shandyn Moody (G). Under 16.- GIRLS: Charlotte Piper (R); r-up, Savanne Canobie (R). BOYS: Luke Wolfaardt (G); r-up; Joshua Davidov (G). Open.- GIRLS: Jasmine Body (L); r-up, Meagan Morris (G). BOYS: Bintang Daly (L); r-up, Jye Snowdon (G).

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Mad Hatters champion team for Ladies Fishing Classic

THE WINNERS: 2013 Airnorth Champion Team, The Mad Hatters.

BEST DRESSED: Three Nemos in a Net.

GOVE girls came out in record numbers to reveal their fishing prowess at the recent 2013 Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic. The winner’s presentation was held on Saturday April 27, at the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Clubhouse, at the Captain Cook Community Centre. The team from Walkabout Lodge catered the event by providing fantastic food platters, circulated by hospitality trainees from Nhulunbuy High School. 20 awards were presented prior to the major category and championship prizes. The big winning teams on the day were: • 2013 Airnorth Champion Team : Mad Hatters on 1767 pts • 2nd place: Rough and Wet 1321 pts • 3rd place: Desperate Trout Wives 1274 pts • 4th place: Ulua Chicks 1235 pts • 5th place: Gove Gropers 1216 pts Entrants voted at the presentation evening for several tournament awards: Best Dressed Team - Three Nemos in a Net Best Team Name - the Wasted Seaman Encouragement awards were also presented to junior entrants Tayla Benn and Savanne Canobie for their enthusiasm and participation in this years event. The NRSFC would like to thank Corporate Sponsors Airnorth, AFANT, The Walkabout Lodge and Thirsty Camel, along with Gold Sponsors Pacific Aluminium Gove Operations, LION, Gove Tennis, J R Services, Banu Banu, AMCAL Gove Pharmacy, Bukularrngay

BEST TEAM NAME: The Wasted Seamen.

Art, Lynne Walker MLA, GFAA & NTGFA, MTA Travel. Club Sponsors included Fishing and Outdoor World, Shimano Australia, Gove FM, Arafura Times, The Arnhem Club, Toll Marine Logistics, Woolworths, BP Nhulunbuy, Amanda Strike, Shirazz Tans & Lashes, and Maria Slatter (PartyLite). Also, thank you to Tara for the great slide show and photograpic highlights from the competition and Mick from Gove FM for the tunes all night. And a special thank you to the organising and club committees,

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members and volunteers who made this year’s event the most successful on record. The Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club looks forward to seeing the ladies at the 10th anniversary Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic in 2014. For further info contact Ian Shepherd, President of the NRSFC (0412 892 703). For a full list of results from the event, contact NRSFC or Gove Tackle World and Outdoors. PICTURED: All the fun and fancy dress from the presentation night on April 27.

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