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Arafura Times


$2 – EDITION 888, 16 - 22 May 2012

A special day for all mums

Alicia Scobie and a very shy three-year-old Marlah celebrated Mother’s Day at the Walkabout on Sunday.

Man jailed for life for woman’s brutal murder

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to jail for life for the murder of a 38-year-old mother of two in Nhulunbuy last year. Wayne William RobertsBarlow was convicted of slashing the woman’s throat from ear to ear, causing her to bleed to death on a deserted road in January, 2011. He has a non-parole period of 20 years. In the Darwin Supreme Court last Wednesday, May 9, Chief Justice Trevor Riley said

the victim was intoxicated, alone and defenseless. Justice Riley said she was attacked from behind and had no hope of escaping from the unprovoked and violent assault, and said there can be no doubt Roberts-Barlow intended to kill her rather than cause serious harm. He said the the prospects of rehabilitation are problematic in the absence of an explanation for the murder, even after a

physiological assessment. Crown prosecutor Jack Karczewski had told the court the motive for the attack remains unclear. Defense lawyer Rex Wild, QC, had asked that RobertsBarlow be given some credit for his compliance during the trial and remorse for the woman’s children and family. On January 6, the jury took four hours to find RobertsBarlow intended to kill her.



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NEWS Morning tea on Tuesday THE East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce is hosting a morning tea at Endeavour Square on Tuesday, May 22. As part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea campaign, the Chamber will be hosting the morning tea in Endeavour Square from 8.30-11am. Fundraising will be through a gold coin donation and anyone wishing to sponsor the event can contact Mache Eloff on 8987 1985 or email eastarnhem@

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IF some of Nhulunbuy Christian College’s students seem even more helpful than usual it’s because they’re on a mission. Year 2, in particular, is working hard to raise funds for the Cancer Council and this year’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Teacher Anne Fourie sees this as an opportunity to encourage her students to think beyond themselves and support others.

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really,” Mrs Fourie said. The students efforts will culminate with hosting a Biggest Morning Tea for their parents. The funds raised from Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea help the Cancer Council to continue work in cancer research, prevention, education and support services. In 2011, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea raised over $11.2

million. One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Thursday, May 24, is the official date of the Biggest Morning Tea but anyone can hold an event any time in May or early June. Visit au or call 1300 65 65 85 to register a morning tea or to find out more.

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“It’s simple really, parents are encouraged to motivate the Year 2s to do chores around the house - from making their bed every day to washing the car and earn money to donate to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. “In doing that, they’ll learn the importance of doing a job well and experience the pleasure of doing something good for someone else - a lesson for life

IT’S official - Gove has its own Living Legend. Linda Alexander has been named as the winner of the Living Legend category in the Northern Territory Government 2012 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. The award winners were announced on Friday night at Parliament House in Darwin, and Mrs Alexander and Gove District Hospital general manager Doug Gilchrist attended. Mrs Alexander said she was speechless when she was announced the winner. “There were four finalists from 15 nominees in my category, and I thought I didn’t have a hope against the other nominees. “It was a huge surprise and it is

nice to be recognised.” The nursing community in the Territory is very tight knit and Mrs Alexander said she knew many of the winners of the other categories. Arriving in Gove in 1987, Mrs Alexander has worked at the hospital, in area medicine and is now the Clinical Nurse Consultant and the Community Health Centre. She has a number of qualifications in nursing including palliative care, chemotherapy, breast care and community nursing. NT Minister for Health Kon Vatskalis hosted the 9th annual awards which recognise the outstanding contributions of Territory nurses and midwives. Clients, patients, family members and colleagues made 138 nominations for 87 nurses and midwives across 11 categories.

Linda’s triumph at N.T. Nursing, Midwifery Awards

Each category winner received $500 and a certificate from the NT Government. The overall 2012 Nurse or Midwife of the Year Award went to Cathy Chapple from Top End Mental Health Services. “The Territory has more doctors and nurses than ever before and the quality and number of entries this year is a true reflection of that,” Mr Vatskalis said. “The annual NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards give all Territorians the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work of our talented Nurses and Midwives.” The awards night comes during a week marked by two major occasions, International Midwives Day - 5 May 5 and International Nurses Day May 12.

Bowel cancer screening extension welcomed CANCER Australia CEO Dr Helen Zorbas welcomed the Minister for Health’s announcement last week of a continued commitment to reducing the impact of bowel cancer in Australia through the extension of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Bowel cancer is the second

most-common cancer diagnosed in Australia in both men and women with an estimated 16,000 Australians to be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year. As the Australian population grows and ages the incidence of bowel cancer is projected to increase. In 2020 it is

estimated 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer. “Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in Australia with more than 4,000 Australians losing their lives to this disease each year,” Dr Zorbas said.


Yolngu Elder and International artist dies AN internationally acclaimed artist and Yolngu Elder passed away at her home in Gunyangara (Ski Beach) last week. Condolences are being paid in Gove to the family of Mrs Yunupingu who passed away last Wednesday night. Mrs Yunupingu was born in the 1940’s at Biranybirany, in north-east Arnhem Land. She is sister of Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu, former chair of the Northern Land Council, and Mandawuy Yunupingu, the singer from the music group Yothu Yindi and 1992 Australian of the year.

Mrs Yunupingu was an internationally respected artist and at home was a senior women’s leader for the Yolngu people. Her art has been widely exhibited all around the world, and was the opening exhibit in the newly-restored $370 million Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Her work is also exhibited in the National Gallery of Australia and she has won many awards for her work. In 2004 she won the 21st National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award for

a piece entitled Garak, The Universe, which consists of three memorial poles, decorated in her own style, which combines traditional Yolngu designs with her own, modern interpretation. In 2012, a painting on wood titled Garrurru (Sail), weighing a ton and measuring7m by 3m, was installed at the Australian National University. At home she was tireless in her efforts to help her extended family constantly teaching cultural knowledge to the young as well as helping the sick and needy.

She was an outstanding ambassador for her people teaching non-Yolngu people about her culture and world view and in doing so breaking down barriers and racism. Minister for Arts Gerry McCarty and Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker paid their respects expressing their sincere condolences to the Yunupingu and extended Yothu Yindi families for their profound loss. RIGHT: Work by the Late Mrs Yunupingu hangs at the Australian National University.

Crocs on the prowl: Reminder to take care WITH A number of sightings of crocodiles (baru) at local beaches, residents are reminded to be wary of these predatory creatures. Crocodiles were spotted at Town Beach near the Lagoon outlet last week and also at Buffalo Creek - and the sightings have been reported to Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation. Residents are reminded not to become complacent and to be cautious every time you go near or in a waterway. There are no safe swimming areas in Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala as crocodiles can be found in the region all year. All fatal crocodile attacks in the NT in the past 20 years have occurred when people have entered the water outside of designated swimming areas. Always be aware of crocodiles in the Top End. Crocodiles are common in our waterways and are dangerous. Attacks can be fatal and they move around. For many years Dhimurru has worked together with NT Parks and Wildlife to manage crocodiles around the townships of Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala and within the Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). In recent years trapped crocodiles were taken to the Garrangali Crocodile farm at Ski Beach for release. Unfortunately due to a lack of funding the farm is no longer operating which, in turn, causes problems with continuing the trapping of crocodiles. This is a major issue for Dhimurru and Parks and Wildlife as there is now nowhere to put the crocodiles once they have been caught in the traps. It is NT Parks and Wildlife Policy that trapped crocodiles are either taken to a crocodile farm or euthanised. Relocating crocodiles back into the wild is not






an option as they generally return to the area where they were trapped. The animals often become trap shy and aggressive and, therefore, more likely to cause harm. After much consultation with the Traditional Owners of the Gumatj and Madarrpa clans, it was decided euthanising the animals was not an option as crocodiles are a significant totem and cultural symbol for yolngu people. Dhimurru has had no choice but to suspend the trapping regime and close the traps. Discussions between NT Parks and Wildlife, Garrangali Crocodile farm, Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, Pacific Aluminium, East Arnhem Shire, Laynhapuy and the Traditional Owners have taken place and an agreement has been made to look at each crocodile sighting on a case-by-case basis. It is also important to note that whether

or not a trapping program is conducted Rno one can guarantee an area is safe from crocodiles. Dhimurru is requesting that everyone continues to take extreme care around the coastline, inland waterways and lagoons. Remain vigilant for crocodiles. Do not take risks near waterways and stay safe. Appropriate Crocwise behaviours are dependent on the level of risk and the risks in any area are dependent on natural factors such as crocodile populations and crocodile management activities in the area. That risk is increasing due to changes in both crocodile and human populations. Phone Dhimurru on 8939 2700 (AH 0408 512 589) or drop into their office in Arnhem Road to report any crocodile sightings or if you have any questions regarding Crocodile management in the IPA.

CROCODILE FACT FILE Some things to remember: If there is no safe swimming sign, do not swim. Always obey warning signs, they are there for your protection. Don’t feed, harass or encourage crocodiles. Avoid the waters edge wherever possible. Don’t paddle, clean fish, prepare food or wash at the waters edge. Stand at least five metres back from the waters edge when fishing. Don’t hang arms or legs out of a boat when on the water. Don’t dispose of food scraps and fish offal in the water, use bins or bury at least two metres from the waters edge. Stay away from crocodile slide marks and nest mounds. Be extra vigilant at night. Be aware and act with caution. Do not place yourself at risk of a crocodile attack. Know the risks and make informed, sensible choices.

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Teenager starts own business A TEENAGER has started up her own business and uses the local markets to sell her wares. Holly O’Neal, 13,

spotted some interesting jewellery when she was visiting markets in Sydney last year and after a little research found she could

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create her own. Her range is mainly covered buttons which she makes into necklaces and earrings and she wanted to make jewellery her friends could afford to buy. She started up last August and after a few months covered her initial outlay. “The biggest shock was that I had to outlay my own money before I could start making and selling things.” Hand Made By Holly is her brand name and Holly said she has learnt a lot about ordering stock on time and finding time to make her product ready for each market. She is also learning about keeping her accounts so that she knows how much she is making and how to determine what to charge. “I like to sell everything for under $10 so my friends can afford to buy it,” she said. “I am currently reinvesting my profits so I can make a wider range of items that I can sell.”

Holly at the Mothers’ Day market on Saturday.

GAT calls for actors for show in Sept. THE Gove Amateur Theatre (GAT) group is calling for interested for interested parties to come forward for a performance they hope to put on in September. Barbara White is the director for Dinkum Assorted and a group met on Sunday to see if they could get the show off the ground this year. They are looking for a large cast of actors as well as a production team to help with the props and backstage activities. GAT is hoping to stage this play in September before the school holiday break. For further information contact Bernice Cox on 0407 783 345.

Week of dog-related accidents TEN dogs have been involved in road accidents in the past week, said a spokesperson for the RSPCA Nhulunbuy. Sarah Howland, from the Nhulunbuy RSPCA, said seven of these beautiful animals have lost their lives. “We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the families who have recently lost their beloved pets in such tragic circumstances,” Ms Howland said. “We would like to take this opportunity to remind pet owners to please ensure that their animals are appropriately managed in accordance with Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited by-laws by ensuring their yards are securely fenced and that their dogs are

on a leash at all times, except in areas that are designated off-leash areas. “Dogs can be unpredictable so even in these off-leash areas we urge you to remain vigilant and always run your dogs with respect to other users of the area. “Another point to be made is that, if an animal’s owner is found negligent, that is, the animal was off the leash near, next to, or on the roadway and this then causes an accident, they can be held legally liable for their animal’s damage to someone’s property such as their vehicle.” If the RSPCA can be of any assistance regarding these matters please do not hesitate to contact them on 0437 526 502.

Magpie Goose survey THE Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS) undertook a magpie geese population and nesting distribution surveys last

Milingimbi bombing remembered A LITTLE-known snippet of NT history - the bombing of Milingimbi was commemorated last week. The Japanese first attacked the RAAF aircraft re-fuelling base on the island 69 years ago and two people died in the first raid. Two Spitfire pilots were shot down and killed during the third attack. Last week the community said it also wanted to salute those who died at other times during the war.

week. Manager of Wildlife Use Keith Saalfeld said the surveys were in the western Top End from Monday to Friday. “The annual waterfowl hunting season is a huge part of the great Territory lifestyle for many Territorians and that’s why it’s important to keep a regular check on magpie geese numbers,” Mr Saalfeld said. “The survey was conducted with the use of a Cessna 206 aircraft flying

over the main flood-plains of the western Top End. “The survey results contribute to the monitoring requirement of the Management Program for the Magpie Goose in the Northern Territory, 2009-14 and form part of the advice to the Minister for Parks and Wildlife on the 2012 Waterfowl Hunting Season.” The annual waterfowl hunting season is likely to start in September with the exact timing yet to be determined.

Transit of Venus approaching NEXT month a rare astronomical event with huge scientific significance will occur and won’t be seen again for 120 years. On June 6 at about 8.16am, Venus will start its journey across the Sun. The Transit of Venus is not only scientifically important, but it also played a huge role in the history of Australia. The 1769 transit was the main reason for Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific. After observing the transit from Tahiti, he opened sealed orders which instructed him to search for Terra Australis - and the rest, as they say, is history. The Transit of Venus is a shining example of collaboration on a global scale.

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Observations of transits of Venus helped scientists use parallax (the apparent position of something from different observation points) to calculate the distance between the sun and the earth. It also helped with calculating the size of our solar

system. So to use parallax, scientists had to spread across the globe, observe the transit of Venus and then get the data together and do the maths. For the 1769 transit not only was there Cook’s voyage, scientists travelled to Hudson Bay in Canada, Baja California, at the time under Spanish control, and Norway. The Czech astronomer Christian Mayer was invited by Catherine the Great to observe the transit in Saint Petersburg Members of Russian Academy of Sciences went to eight sites across the Russian Empire. The American Philosophical Society erected three temporary observatories in Philadelphia. ABOVE: Venus to journey in front of the sun on June 6.


Fraud Squad nets computer scammer MAJOR Fraud Squad Detectives have arrested a 19 year-old man in relation to obtaining money through deception.

On the beat with NT Police Police concerned at number of under-aged drinkers NHULUNBUY Police are concerned that there appears to be many young people gaining alcohol. Officer-in-Charge Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said this was reinforced on the weekend when a number of youths were stopped on Banyan Road and were forced to pour out the alcohol they were carrying. One 17-year-old male was charged with possessing and consuming alcohol in a restricted area. He was not the holder of a permit and allegedly told police his parents had given him the alcohol. “If that is the case, the parents are at risk of losing their permit,” Snr Sgt Muldoon said. “It is of great concern to police that there appear to be large numbers of youths obtaining alcohol and drinking it at the local skate park, parks and on the streets. “Hopefully parents are not encouraging them to drink by supplying them with alcohol,” he said

Police allege the man used computers and mobile phones to defraud an Australian corporation while he was living in the Northern Territory and continuing to do so while he traveled overseas. Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Schiller said the man had had set up sophisticated internet techniques in order to make the fraudulent on-line claims. “By setting up these accounts he was able to obtain up to $50,000 through phone systems and internet masking programs. “It is a shame that this young man has used his obvious talent for alleged criminal behaviour.” The man was arrested last week at the Darwin Airport with assistance from the Australian Federal Police. He has been charged with Criminal Deception and Attempt Criminal Deception and has been bailed to appear in the Darwin Magistrates Court at a later date.

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Four teenagers were cautioned for trespassing when police found them drinking at a vacated home in Banyan Road. Two males, 19 and 15, and two females, 15 and 16, were found on the premises at 10.30pm on Saturday. The 19-year-old was taken into protective custody because of his level of intoxication. Nhulunbuy Police are asking parents to be aware of where their teenagers are at night.

Drink driver

A man will appear in Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court next month after he was charged with medium-range drink driving. The 35-year-old was stopped on Matthew Flinders Road on Sunday at 5pm and recorded a reading of 0.1 at a random breath test. He was also charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

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Major Crash Investigators are asking for witnesses to the fatal crash last Tuesday, May 8, at the intersection of Stuart Highway and Amy Johnson Avenue, Marrara, to come forward. Senior Sergeant John Worrall said Investigators would like to talk to anyone who was in the vicinity of where the crash occurred between the hours of 1.40pm to 2pm. “We would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything out of the ordinary, particularly if it involved the behaviour or manner of driving of other road users,” he said. “In the event they saw anything unusual we would encourage them to contact Police on 131 444 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.” Snr Sgt Worrall said investigations into the crash are continuing and due to the nature of the incident the result will take time.

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DSO coming to Gove in June

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THE Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is tuning up for a visit to Gove in August. As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Gove, the DSO will present a concert at Nhulunbuy High School on August 11. The 60-strong orchestra will be performing, not only the traditional classical music, but also theme music for the movies and the popular musicals. Guest performer will be country singer James Blundell (pictured right) along with performers from within East Arnhem Land. Last week DSO general manager Guy Ross and the artistic director and chief conductor visited Gove to see what talent was available locally by visiting schools and other groups of musicians. They have asked them to send recordings of their works and will select five individuals or groups to perform as part of the concert adding to the local flavour. They are also working with the Arafura Dance Association who will also be part of the concert. Mr Ross, who grew up in Gove, said the DSO prides itself on performing in as many locations as possible and each year attempts to

visit two, major regional centres. “We have come out to see how the community can engage with us in putting on this concert,” Mr Ross said. “There are some very talented people out here and we want to tap into the wealth of creative talent. “Per capita the DSO gets to perform before more people than any other state,” he said. “We try to have a varied selection of pieces with something for everyone showing people the

Symphony Orchestra is not restricted to the classics.” This will not be the first time the volunteer orchestra has performed in Gove with the last concert in 2005. They have also performed at Groote Eylandt. The orchestra consists mainly of volunteers, ranging in ages from their 30s with the oldest member being over 80. Among their number are miners, doctors, pilots, teachers, engineers and an industrial abseiler. No matter what their given profession they all come together to perform as the DSO. The concert in August has been billed as a familyfriendly picnic and all children attending need to be under adult supervision. The day before the concert five musicians will be holding workshops with school children in a ‘meet the instruments kids concert’. This will be part of an East Arnhem tour and more details will be available at a later date. Airnorth will fly the members of the orchestra over for the day and other sponsors include Gove Operations Pacific Aluminium, Charles Darwin University and the NT and Federal Governments.

Groote Eylandt Rio reviewing Aust. facility upgrade coal expansion plans BROWN Consulting has designed a 35m x 36m x 21m high extension to its heavy mining equipment servicing facility on Groote Eylandt. The extension caters for increased plant servicing requirements for a planned mine expansion. Because of the region’s cyclonic wind conditions, and the span and spacings of the frames required to suit the operation of the building, the normal range of rolled steel sizes are not large enough to provide the necessary strength and stiffness. This, coupled with the tight deflection criteria required to suit the facility’s 30-tonne internal runway crane, led to the use of specially fabricated columns and beams for the main frames. Internal and external pavements were engineered to handle the weight of heavy specialist mine equipment. The upgrade also features a new oil farm and tyre bay/store facilities.

GLOBAL miner Rio Tinto is reviewing its coal expansion plans as soaring capital and investor pressure to return more cash force it to reassess spending plans, the Australian Financial Review reports. Rio’s proposed $2 billion, 10.5 million tonnes of thermal coal a year Mount Pleasant Coal project in New South Wales State looks likely to be shelved, the paper said without citing any sources.

Australian miners are re-looking at some planned investments in the wake of weaker outlook for commodities particularly from top consumer China, rising government taxes and investor worries on overspending on projects. Rio Chief Executive Tom Albanese has told investors that huge cost increases from labour, carbon tax and construction inputs is weighing on marginal developments, the paper said.

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

May Sat 19. May markets for Debutante Ball. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy Debutante Ball. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee - 8am to noon. Sun 20. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Peninsula MX Round 3 - 8am to noon. Wed 23 - Thu 24. NT Thunder Footy Skills Clinic presented by Pacific Aluminium.

June Tue 5. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Sat 9. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee MX track - set up for enduro/pony - 9am to noon. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - enduro Pony round 2 - 8am to noon. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Finke Desert Race weekend - Alice-Finke-Alice. Sat 16. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Arafura Dance Association. Thu 21. Sing Australia comes to Nhulunbuy. Contact Jennifer Peers on 0457 807 340. Sat 23. Debutante Ball 7pm start. Sat 30. Outdoor Movie Screening at Hindle Oval Black Tie Dinner - 40th anniversary celebrations - NCL - invitation only.

JULY Sun 1. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Old natural terraine circuit round 3 - 8am to noon. Sun 1. Community Family Day at Gove Aquatic Centre. Sat 14 - Sun 15. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for two day event.TBC - 9am to noon. Sat 14 - Sun 15. The third annual Dave Langridge Memorial Round Robin Touch football competition at Hindle Oval. Sat 21 - Sun 22. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Gove / Darwin challenge. Heats Sat, finals Sun- 8am to 3pm. Thu 26. Art exhibition - Gove Peninsula Festival opening party. Thu 26 - Sun, Aug 5. Gove Peninsula Festival. Fri 27. Photographic and Film Exhibition - Gove Peninsula Festival - launch. Sat 28. 40th anniversary ball at The Walkabout Lodge. Sat 28. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Gove Junior Football Club.

Initiatives to preserve Indigenous languages A NUMBER of initiatives are being floated as new measures to protect Aboriginal languages and promote them among younger generations. Indigenous Development Minister Malarndirri McCarthy appeared before the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (SCATSIA) Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities in Darwin on May 3. Language maintenance and language revitalisation programs as well as the Aboriginal Interpreting Service (AIS) are among the initiatives. Ms McCarthy said the NT Government supports Indigenous and English language learning in Indigenous communities. “The Government is clearly focused on language learning in Indigenous communities, particularly as 32 per cent of the Territory’s population is Indigenous,with more than 100 Aboriginal languages and dialects spoken and many Indigenous Territorians speak English as their third and fourth language,” she said. The Government’s submission to the Inquiry referred to a wealth of programs and initiatives that are promoting and

Pollies visit regions

Indigenous Development Minister Malarndirri McCarthy.

preserving Indigenous language. “The AIS language program aims to ensure that all Territorians receive equitable access to government programs, services and information to promote social inclusion, Ms McCarthy said. “Indigenous languages and culture curriculum is found in the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework (NTCF) including Language Maintenance and Language Revitalization programs. “The NT is the only Australian jurisdiction offering a comprehensive Indigenous language curricula of this type. “Under this policy each school can determine what the priority of language learning is for the school and in consultation with the community and the school this can be achieved.” Other initiatives include a number of programs aimed at language documentation and preservation at the The NT Library and local implementation plans agreed under Working Future. The Indigenous Affairs Advisory Council is working with Government in the development of an Indigenous Language Policy.

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MY COLLEAGUE, the Hon Malanrdirri McCarthy and Member for Arnhem, who holds a number of ministerial portfolios, including Minister for Indigenous Policy, visited the region last week. As a Yanyuwa woman from Borroloola in the gulf Electoral News country and as a former by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER ABC journalist, she is well qualified to understand first hand the issues Aboriginal Territorians face. Our visit to Galiwin’ku at Elcho Island last Friday included meetings with Mala Leaders who represent the local reference group as well as board members of Marthakal Homelands. Our discussions, both robust and respectful, included matters raised by the Yolngu Makarr Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) about the Australian Government’s Stronger Futures Bill and the deeper philosophical issues around marrying our Westminster system of law and democracy with Yolngu ‘rom’ (law) and culture. The Australian and Territory Labor governments have always held a firm commitment for Yolngu and Ngapaki (non-indigenous) peoples to work and walk together to address Aboriginal disadvantage. That is why in 2013 all Australians will be asked to vote in a referndum to change the nation’s Constitution to formally recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It’s also why the Territory Government has vigorously pursued Statehood to address the constitutional disadvantage we have which allows the Australian Government to overturn our laws or intervene in our affairs - as was the case in 2007 when then Liberal Prime Minister John Howard launched the NT Emergency Response without consultation or warning. Sadly, the quest for Statehood was derailed by the Country Liberal Party late last year on the floor of parliament. Plans for elected candidates to participate in a constitutional convention in April, 2012, to draft a Northern Territory constitution have been deferred until after the August election. MY sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Yolngu elder, Mrs Yunupingu, with news of her passing last week.She was an incredible woman of great wisdom, knowledge and strength and her loss is profoundly felt. In coming weeks there are funerals planned in several Homelands including Gurrumuru, Birany Birany, Yilpara and Mata Mata.My condolences to those families who are preparing to farewell their loved ones.

AUGUST Fri 3. Open Mic night at GAT - Gove Peninsula Festival - showcasing local perfromance. Sat 4. Closing Concert -Gove Peninsula Festival - Hindle Oval. Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for enduro/pont - 9am until set up. Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Junior coaching.

Can club secretaries please send in a list of their events planned for the year to so they can be included in the What’s On section.


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Wild About Gove is an opportunity for readers to showcase their favourite photos of Gove. There are many opportunities to take some great shots when you are out and about and the Arafura Times invites you to share some of your shots. Veronica Forrest took these shots of East Woody a couple of years ago. You can email your photo to editor@ as a jpeg attachment. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.

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Independent sets sights on Nhulunbuy “There are many problems in the region that extend beyond the town boundaries and these issues need to be addressed.” WITH elections planned for the Northern Territory in August, a new Independent candidate is putting his hat in the ring. Kendall Trudgen, who is a 31-year-old and who has grown up in Arnhem Land, says there are many problems in the region that extend beyond the town boundaries and these issues need to be addressed. Mr Trudgen has been working in community development for about 10 years and feels he is well qualified to address the issues facing the Nhulunbuy electorate. “I will be supporting the Homelands and will be fight-

ing policies which take away self-management and selfdetermination for the Indigenous people of the region. “Too much policy making in the Territory is Darwin-centric . “The NT Government is taking away from the Traditional Owners rather than re-inforcing them. “We need local solutions for local issues and this includes looking at the policy of insisting the first four hours of school have to be in English,” he said. For more information about Mr Trudgen and his policies visit wwww.nhulunbuyindependent. com

SEAT OF NHULUNBIY PROFILE According to the NT Electoral division profile, there is one static polling station and 26 mobile stations. The seat is classified as rural, with the economic base of mining, tourism, business centre, urban residential.

SEAT OF NHULUNBUY FACT FILE FIRST created in 1974. and is named after the remote town of the same name. Nhulunbuy is a rural electorate, covering 113,600 SQ km and taking in the towns of Nhulunbuy, Galiwinku, Yirrkala and Gapuwiyak. There were 4606 people enrolled in the electorate as of June, 2005. Nhulunbuy has traditionally been a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party and has easily held the seat without a break since 1980. The only exception to the ALP’s dominance was Milton Ballantyne, who won the seat for the Country Liberal Party in 1974 when the ALP won no seats in the Assembly, and managed to hold on despite a strong swing to the ALP in 1977, before being easily beaten by the ALP’s Dan Leo in 1980. Nhulunbuy is currently held by Labor’s Lynne Walker. MEMBERS Milton Ballantyne (CL) 1974-1980 Dan Leo (Labor) 1980-1990 Syd Stirling (Labor) 1990-2008 Lynne Walker (2008-) 2008 ELECTION Lynne Walker 1936 (74.2%) Djuwalpi Marika 674 (25.8%) There was a swing of 1.3% away from Lynne Walker.

Kendall Trudgen

Community Movie Night!

Map courtesy of NT Electoral division profile.

Saturday, May 26 @ 6pm

Hindle Oval


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SEMESTER 2 EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOLARSHIPS SEMESTER 2 EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOLARSHIPS NT More Early Childhood Teachers Scholarship Program The Scholarships are available for early childhood educators, teachers and school support staff to upgrade their qualification and/or to specialise in early childhood education.

A NEW political party to reform Australian banks by introducing better regulation to protect all Australians is being established by the founders of Unhappybanking. The Bank Reform Party is in the process of being registered with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and will contest the next Federal election, due at the end of 2013, on a full senate ticket. Founded by former Bankwest customer Geoff Shannon and former Bankwest Head of Media Adrian Bradley, the party will be non-aligned and welcome Australians from across the broad political spectrum. “Surveys consistently show that most Australians favour stronger regulation of our banks to make them accountable and fairer to the Australian community,” Mr Bradley said.

In Your Parliament To find out about legislation passed in the NT Legislative Assembly in the May 2012 Sittings, you can visit the website: If you don’t have access to the internet, a copy of this information can be posted to you –

The Scholarship includes assistance with course fees, compulsory text books, mentoring, supported study and practicum time. Early childhood educators, school support staff and teachers working in licensed NT children’s services or NT schools are eligible to apply. Applications close Monday 21 May 2012. The Scholarship Program is administered by The Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development. For more information about the scholarships and details on how to apply please contact Anna Pohl: T. 08 8946 7609 E.


New party formed

just phone 8901 4079 and ask for the “In Your Parliament” package.

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Many mums were treated to breakfast in bed and some also got taken out to lunch on their special day on Sunday.

ABOVE: Nicole Stewart, Rachael Walker, Melissa Burt, Briony Boyd and Jane Livissanos at the Arnhem Club on Sunday.

ABOVE: Melissa Schultz with sons Chad 3 and Zachary 4 1/2 enjoyed lunch at The Arnhem Club on Sunday. LEFT: Charlie McMahon,6, with sweets while she celebrates with her mum. BELOW: Sam Adam, with daughter Bella Campbell, 2, and nanna Wendy Campbell who came up from Numurkah to celebrate Mothers’ Day at the Walkabout.

Chris, Yvette and Gray Davis celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday.

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ABOVE: Rhonda Dugheen, Paris anad Erika Hooper and Emma Wattcelebrate Mothers’ Day at the Arnhem Club on Sunday. RIGHT: The Maher family celebrate Mothers’ Day at Latitude 12 - Leon, 4, Danella, Danny and Daniel,7.

The O’Briens celebrate at the Arnhem Club - Tylah, 9, Kerry, Mitchell, 12, Trina and Sarah,

FAMILY supper DANCE The Nhulunbuy debutantes hosted a family dance on Saturday night to raise funds for their ball in June.

Georgette Birch and Chloe Murray with Megan Skertchly in front.


Over 160 people attended and a great time was had by all at the supper dance as the Master of Ceremony, Blue Douglas, made sure

Shelbie, 6, and Billie, 8, Francis dressed up for the family dance.

everyone took to the floor for all the dances. Organisers were delighted with the turnout for the event supporting the debs and their

Jamie Kokles-Ridgway with Shelbie and Billie Francis.

partners. The Nhulunbuy Belly Dancers attended and gave some demonstration dances.

Hannah Devon and Philippa Thomas get right into the dancing.

The chicken dance was a great party starter.

ABOVE: The kids form a conga line during a break. LEFT: Roz Bernate during a belly dancing display. BELOW: The Matthews family at the dance, Rueben, 5, Rachelle, Sam, 14, Levi, 10 mths, Jacob and Emma, 6.

ABOVE: The Nhulunbuy Belly Dancers give a demonstration at the family dance. BELOW: The family dance was a hit for all who attended.

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5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block - The issue of noise restrictions is a hot topic and now Dan is upset at Dale about breaking the rules. Scott Cam and Shelley Craft review progress as the couples struggle to complete their bathrooms. 7:30 TBA 9:00 The NRL Footy Show - A mix of footy and fun as we take you inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 10:45 The AFL Footy Show - Join the Logie Award winning Footy Show for its 19th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and Matthew Lloyd as they go where no other show dares. 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today


5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Telling Tales 10:05 Noah And Saskia 10:30 What I Wrote 10:35 Writers On Writing 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:00 Secrets Of The Superbrands 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Hampshire 6:50 Minuscule: The Grocery Store Racketeer 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 QI: Illumination (PG) - Be enlightened on tonight’s episode of QI as the theme ‘illumination’ is discussed. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: (M,v) King Memses’ Curse: Phryne in on the hunt for escaped prisoner Murdoch Foyle. Will she discover the truth behind her sister’s mysterious disappearance? 9:30 Taggart: Crossing The Line - The discovery of skeletons in an old mine shaft in Glasgow opens a murder investigation and ghosts from the past come back to haunt the local community. 10:15 Lateline: A unique nightly news analysis program bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of Australian and international news and events. 11:00 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 12:00 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block - The Block Unlocked - The Block’s judges, Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath review their decision about the teams guest rooms and powder rooms and the couples give their views of their neighbours efforts. 7:00 Friday Night Football: Wests Tigers Vs Warriors 9:15 TBA 11:30 Movie: “Believers” (M v,l,s,a) - While on duty, paramedics David Vaughn and Victor Hernandez get a call from a young girl whose mother has lost consciousness in a deserted area - but they soon discover the lives they have to save may be their own. Kidnapped and locked away in an isolated building, David tries to discover the truth behind a secret cult and its beliefs. 1:30 Movie: “Grilled” (M v,l) - Good salesmen can move any merchandise, but what if the product is an ungodly amount of frozen beef? Maurice and Dave will get the job done, even if they have to pull every trick in the book to make quota. 3:00 Danoz Direct 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Breaking And Entering” (M s,l) When a successful landscape architect’s new office is repeatedly burgled by a local gang, he decides to follow one young suspect home. 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 8: Collingwood Vs Geelong 10:30 Most Shocking: Top 20 11:30 Special: Doomed To Die? 13 Most Shocking Hollywood Curses: From cursed movie sets, strange accidents and macabre twists of fate, we explore the chilling details of doomed celebrities. 12:30 Special: Tigar Shark: Legendary Thug Of The Sea - Ben Cropp and his team tag and track the Tiger Shark with sonar to determined its natural movements along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 1:40 Auction Squad 2:30 Infomercials - Shopping program. 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Rituals: Around the World in 80 Faiths: Africa 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Tasmania 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Swanage To Land’s End 8:30 The Secret History of Eurovision 9:30 As It Happened: Edward And George: Two Brothers One Throne - Beginning with the constitutional crisis caused by King Edward VIII’s abdication in 1936, this program then looks back to the childhood of brothers David (Edward VIII) and Bertie (George VI) as they were called back then. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “At A Glance” (M l,n,s,v) - In Italian. When art critic Pietro Lulli brings his significantly younger companion Gloria to an exhibition, he doesn’t realise that her admiration of the work by struggling sculptor Adrian will have such a lasting effect on her. 1:10 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: Catles In The Sky” - Kurt Wallander and his team are stumped when they find an old man, Greger Stehn, dead due to poisoning. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer (PG) 11:00 Spicks And Specks: ‘60s Special 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Foreign Correspondant 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 QI: Illumination 1:30 Eggheads 2:00 Football: SANFL: Round 9 - Teams TBA 4:55 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Yorkshire 5:40 Wild At Heart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: (PG) Only The Brave 8:30 Whitechapel: *Final* 9:20 Five Days: (M a,v) - DAY 102: Laurie is in mourning for Mal while police arrest Khalil on finding out about his Pakistan trip. Will his imprisonment affect Nusrat and Danny’s adoption plans? 10:20 United States Of Tara: Alterations (M l,a) - HD. Charmaine has decided to get her breasts re-done and has asked Tara to be her caretaker while she recovers. But when she wakes up from surgery, she’s surprised to see Buck at her bedside, not Tara. 10:45 United States Of Tara: Abundance (M l) - HD. When Max tells Tara about the new alter he saw, Tara is shocked and ‘Alice’ comes out to deal with the situation. Max questions Alice about the alters and she ends up revealing more than she intended. 11:15 Rage Guest Programmer (MA l,d,h,n,s,v.)

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 PWC 10:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 10:30 Children’s Programs 2:00 Kitchen Whiz 2:30 TBA 3:30 Discover Downunder 4:00 The Garden Gurus 4:30 National News First At Five 5:00 Your 4x4 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos - Join your host Shelley Craft for an hour of side-splitting laughs on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. 7:10 TBA 9:10 TBA 11:10 Movie: “Caterpillar Wish” (M l,a,v) - Victoria Thaine and Susie Porter tell the story of ordinary people who have given up on the hope that their life could change for the better. They’ve given up on love, marriage, on starting again. 1:10 Movie: “Stealing Harvard” (M l,s) - John and his girlfriend have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. However, the minute they achieve their financial goal, John is reminded of his promise to pay for his niece’s tuition, so John turns to petty crime to fulfil both promises. 2:50 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:20 Nine Presents 3:30 Danoz Direct 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Stitch! 6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show - Weekends 9:30 The Woodlies 10:00 Castaway 11:00 Erky Perky 11:30 Movie: “Ghost Dad” (PG l) 1:30 V8 Supercars 5:00 TBA 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Family Movie Special: Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 8: Western Bulldogs Vs Gold Coast 10:00 TBA 10:30 Parking Wars - Tonight, officers have a run in with a doubleparker. A veteran tow driver tests the limits of his compassion. And in a race against time, officers try to help a man get his tickets paid before the tow truck arrives. Then, officers are on the hunt for a missing booted vehicle. 11:30 Movie: “The Mudge Boy” (AV v,s,l) - Chronicling the troubled existence of a 14-year-old misfit who struggles for attention from his father after his mother’s sudden death. 1:20 Movie: “Dying On The Edge (FKA: Hearsay)” (M s,v) - An ex cop turned insurance investigator looks into the death of a music producer who he suspects was murdered. 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz: Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Alternative Medicine Secrets - Dr. Oz reveals his ultimate alternative medicine secrets you need to know.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2:55 In The Tracks Of: Maurice Jarre 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Chopin 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: Centaurs 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections: Super Tanker 8:30 RocKwiz: Ella Thompson & Richard Clapton 9:15 Movie: “Margot At The Wedding” (M s,l) - Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of trashed relationships and exposed family secrets. 10:55 Movie: “We Are What We Are” (MAV a,v) In Spanish. When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important meat on the table. These newfound responsibilities are even more daunting, however, when you live in the city and happen to be a family of cannibals. 12:35 Ugly Americans - Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak, and fantasy creature, shake thoroughly, and you’ve got Ugly Americans. 1:00 Ugly Americans: An American Werewolf In America 1:25 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 5.00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird or What?: Strange Survival 2:30 If Only 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Walled City of Akko 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 French Food Safari 8:00 Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: Tudor 9:30 The Family UK: Little Pinchings Risk it for a Biscuit - The discovery of a rat in the kitchen means Arvinder turns DIY dad as he grapples with getting rid of the pest. He’s not impressed spending his time off playing handyman. But who will prevail? The rat? Or Arvinder and his DIY? 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 American Swing - Chronicles the history of the most prominent hetero swingers club in New York during the 1970s - Plato’s Retreat. 12:10 Dave In The Life: Sex Entrepreneur 1:00 Movie: The Wolf (MA s,l,v ) Based on the true story of Spanish Secret Service agent Mikel Lejarza, aka ‘The Wolf’, who in the mid-1970s infiltrated the Basque terrorist organisation. 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 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: Urban Hope - Peckham 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: Beeny Walker 2:00 New Tricks: Only The Brave 3:00 A Letter To Elia 3:55 Typeface 5:00 Voyage To The Planets: Jupiter 5:50 Minuscule: Homeless 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: Hospital Chaplains: Love And Other Miracles 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Diamond Queen - In the second of three programs which tell the story of The Queen as she reaches her Diamond Jubilee, Andrew Marr assesses her moves to modernise the monarchy, including her influence in Prince William’s wedding. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Blood On The Saddle (M v) - A Wild West show in the village of Ford Florey leads to murder and mayhem and Barnaby, in the persona of Wyatt Earp, faces Billy the Kid in his own High Noon. 10:00 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: King’s Memses’ Curse (M) 10:55 Movie: “On The Waterfront” (M v) - This timeless classic is based on a series of Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper articles chronicling the conflict between a corrupt labour boss and a crusading Catholic priest. 1:40 Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle 2:50 Rage

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Cybershack 1:00 Getaway 1:30 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Burleigh Heads Vs Souths Logan Magpies 3:30 Sunday Football: Dragons Vs Rabbitohs 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Block 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: Pink Champagne On Ice *All New* - The investigation of a casino worker’s homicide reunites Jane with a magician he used to tour with when he was a practicing psychic. 9:00 Unforgettable: Blind Alleys *All New* - Members of the Queens police department are taken hostage by a suspect’s father who demands justice for his son being shot by Roe. 10:00 CSI: Miami: Hunting Ground 11:00 Flashpoint 12:00 TBA 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Phineas and Ferb 6:00 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Footy Flashbacks 12:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 8: Brisbane Vs GWS 3:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 8: Carlton Vs Adelaide 7:00 Dancing With The Stars 8:30 TBA 10:00 TBA 11:00 V8 Supercars 2012 - “V8 Supercars: Phillip Island” The V8 Supercars are south-east of Melbourne for a weekend of racing at the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit. 12:00 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice - The teams are given the task of creating a range of greeting cards for a new occasion. The pressure is on as the team that makes the most sales wins. 1:10 Special: Siberia To The Silk Road - Greg Grainger takes a ten thousand kilometre odyssey right across the USSR observing the lives of people at a time of extraordinary change. 2:00 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

3:45 UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich V Chelsea 6:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 World Superbike Championships 2012 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 Kick: While The Cat’s Away 4:00 Kick: Get Up, Stand Up 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: The Aral Sea Resurrected 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Secret Cities Of The Amazon - Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilisation and a city of gold amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. 8:30 Prophets Of Science Fiction: Robert Heinlein - Science fiction legend Robert Heinlein is a walking contradiction. His stories address themes of patriotism and duty, but also sexual liberation and man’s inability to cooperate. 9:25 Movie: “The Motorcycle Diaries (M l,a) - In Spanish. A highly inspiring, entertaining adventure based on the journals of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara as he journeys by motorcycle through South America with his best friend. 11:35 Movie: “Exiles” (M l,n,s) In French, Arabic and Spanish. New lovers Zano and Naima embark on a road-trip in reverse, as they leave Paris bound for Algeria to rediscover their roots. 1:25 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 10:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 The Midday Movie: Devil’s Mistress 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toy Box 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home & Away 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy: If / Then - As Meredith puts Zola to bed and falls asleep, she begins to wonder - what if her mother had never had Alzheimer’s and she’d had loving, supportive parents? The reverberations of a happy Meredith Grey change the world of Seattle Grace as we know it. What if she had never met Derek in that bar and he had never separated from Addison? What if Callie and Owen had become a couple long before she met Arizona? And what if Bailey never evolved from the meek intern she once was? 9:30 Desperate Housewives 10:30 Private Practice 11:30 My Big Friggin Wedding 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Backyard Science 10:25 Take On Technology 10:40 Inside Science 10:55 Catalyst Bytes 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Diamond Queen 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Walkton Huf Haus 6:50 Minuscule: Snow Fly 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 Midsomer Murders: Shot At Dawn - An old feud between the Hammond and Hicks families appears to have escalated to murder when the grandfather of the Hammonds is found dead. 1:10 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:10 Chasing Shadows 2:35 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 6 - Teams TBA

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:00 The Voice - Contestants battle to progress to the next phase and ultimately secure a recording contract. Featuring the coaches performance and hosted by Darren McMullen. 9:00 TBA 10:00 CSI: NY: Admissions - When a guidance counsellor is murdered at a private school, the mayor orders Mac and his team to drop everything to find out what happened. 11:00 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:00 The Whole Truth: Liars - A philandering dentist is murdered and his wife is accused of the crime. But it’s hardly a simple case. Elsewhere, Kathryn and Jimmy get caught up in lies with her mother and his ex. 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 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: “The Good Times Are Killing Me” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Border Patrol 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 5:30 Home And Away - Liam decides to stick by Hayley, Harvey reaches out to Lottie before his court case and Colleen tries to decide how to spend her winnings. 7:00 TBA 8:15 Revenge 9:15 TBA 10:00 How I Met Your Mother 10:30 Happy Endings 11:00 30 Rock 11:30 Picture This 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:15 Coppa Italia Final: Juventus v Napoli 6:35 World News 1:00 Movie: Heart of Fire (M a,v 2008) In Tigrinya and Italian 2:35 Gone Fishing 2:50 Jazzed 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Toilet Bomb 8:30 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy: Outback - Australia’s Outback is a land of extremes - soaring temperatures, vast landscapes and some of the most deadly creatures in the world. It is also an ideal holiday destination for globe-trotting virologist Dr Mike Leahy. Never content to simply read about his specialist topic, Mike prefers to learn first-hand how the most minute of Earth’s creatures can create major headaches for unsuspecting travellers. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: Deeper Than Yesterday 1:00 Living Black 1:30 About Men: The Getting Of Wisdom 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight



5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team: A Copper Bottomed Dig, Swansea 6:50 Minuscule: Ants On The Train 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Clocks *Final* - Poirot arrives in Dover to help Lieutenant Colin Race determine if Sheila Webb is responsible for a murder. Could there be a connection with the recent discovery of a German mole within the Navy? 10:05 Artscape: Patrick White: Will They Read Me When I’m Dead? 10:35 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:35 Time Team: A Copper Bottomed Dig, Swansea - Two hundred years ago, the Welsh port of Swansea was one of the wealthiest cities in the country, if not the world due to its rich copper. 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 9 - Teams TBA

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Thespian Catalyst 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Countdown Reflection 8:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Broken Hearts 9:00 2 Broke Girls: And The Kosher Cupcakes 9:30 Two And A Half Men: Mr. Hose Says “Yes” 10:00 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A.: Blackberry’s 11:00 Chase: Paranoia - A mother goes on the run with her young daughter after a grisly murder and the team must reassess their strategy for capturing her as doubts arise about the woman’s mental state. 12:00 Entertainment Tonight 12:30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning 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: “Patricia Cornwell: The Front” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Border Patrol 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Liam is confused about what’s happening with Hayley, Casey apologises to Townsend, but it might not be enough. Meanwhile, the girls are planning a surprise farewell for Colleen. 7:00 TBA 11:00 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny - All new hidden camera sketch comedy from Olivia Lee, featuring outrageous stunts and pranks from some crazy modern women. They’re dirty, sexy, and very, very funny. Tonight, Miss Single shows an estate agent where to stick his commission, Gatecrasher busts her way into a street dance-off and terrible therapist pulls more than a strip off. 11:30 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “ThirtyFive Something” (M l,s) - In French 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indian School: Type Caste 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Dervla Kirwan - Irish actress Dervla Kirwan became a household name in the hit series Ballykissangel. But she has never spoken about her great-uncle Michael Collins, a national figure who changed Irish history and fought to establish the Irish Free State. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “3 Prayers, 3 Loves” (M a,s) In Indonesian And Arabic. The lives of three teenagers attending an Islamic religious school in a small Indonesian village are changed dramatically when they are arrested on suspicion of terrorist ties following September 11. 1:10 Movie: “Moolaade” (M s,v,a) - An insight into the brutal tradition of female ‘purification’ (circumcision). When a female elder shelters a group of girls from suffering female circumcision, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart. 3:20 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Being Italian 10:35 Behind The News 11:00 Country House Rescue 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Surviving The Drought 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 River Cottage: Autumn 6:50 Minuscule: Sand Castle 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 7.30 Budget Reply Special 8:00 Catalyst - Pandemics - how effective is our front line of defence against deadly viruses? 8:30 Silk 9:30 Secrets Of The Superbrands: Technology - British television presenter Alex Riley goes in search of the secrets of the superbrands, and reveals the tips and the tricks that help market-leading brands sell vast quantities of sportswear, mobile phones and fast food. 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:25 Captain Cook: Northwest Passage (PG Final) 12:20 The Clinic 1:15 Silk 2:15 At The Movies: Short Cuts 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 9 - Swan Districts Vs Subiaco

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 For The Juniors 10:15 Cyberchase 10:40 Our Animals 10:45 Behind The News Special 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Albury Park Mansion, Surrey 6:50 Minuscule: ZZZ In Metro 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Wild Life At The Zoo 8:30 Randling 9:00 Laid 9:30 Agony Aunts 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Review With Myles Barlow 12:00 The Armstrong And Miller Show 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:35 The Team That Never Played - This film tells the untold story of what happened to South African soccer during its years in the international wilderness through the eyes and lives of three very different men who played for the Kaizer Chiefs. 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 9 - Teams TBA

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:00 State Of Origin: Queensland Vs New South Wales - Game 1 - Wide World Of Sports presents game 1 of the 2012 State Of Origin series from Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. The dynamics have changed without Darren Lockyer for Queensland, can that be what New South Wales needs to draw first blood? 9:45 TBA 11:00 Weeds: Excellent Treasures - Nancy discovers something she shouldn’t when she follows the tunnel in the back of the maternity shop. 11:30 Eclipse - James Kerley and Zoe Balbi present the latest music videos, artist interviews and exciting competitions. 12:00 20/20 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 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: “Prairie Fever” (M v,a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Border Security 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Colleen questions whether she wants to leave Summer Bay after all. Gina learns about Townsend’s past and uses it to convince him to drop the charges against Casey. Meanwhile, Jett pockets a lot of cash and Sasha seeks counselling. 7:00 TBA 10:30 The Amazing Race - Eleven teams of two race around the globe, travelling through five continents, 22 cities and covering 65,000 kilometres in a bid to win a $1 million dollar prize. 11:30 Eastbound & Down 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: A Mnong Child 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest India: India’s Lost World: This episode features India’s iconic wildlife, secret locations, epic landscapes and colourful beauty. 8:35 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - In this episode, Charley tries his hand at being a cowboy, cracking the whip at a ranch in Alberta, and demonstrates his lack of climbing experience as he attempts to reach the top of Mount Fable in the Rocky Mountains. 9:30 East to West: The River Flowing Westward 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Hidden Diary” (M a) In French and English. Pregnant and living in Canada, Audrey visits her parents in the small French town of her birth. Over the holiday, she comes to learn the story of the grandmother who gave up her family, left, and never returned - and in doing so compels another revelation from her own mother. 1:00 Movie: “A Wonderful Night In Split” (MA a,l,s) - In Croatian And English 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

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16 - 22 May 2012



Your Lucky

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Time spent helping out a friend at work may take up more of your energy than you expect. Your input will not go unnoticed, however. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by your emotions. You need to make an important decision and must wait until you are more relaxed.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Once you have started a new project nobody will be able to stop you! Your momentum will help you to push through a barrier which has stopped other people in their tracks. Romance. Your partner may find it hard to cope with all your excess energy! A powerful aspect to Mars later in the week could make you a little tense: do your best to use your excess energy constructively.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A few negative comments this week may sap your confidence for a while. You need to take the remarks in context, however, and not overreact. Romance. A person whom you have known for some time may still be interested in you. They will do their best to pretend not to be interested, but their actions will give them away.


CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Be careful that problems at work don’t spill over into your home-life. So long as you try hard to be patient, everything will be resolved. Romance. You may need a little extra emotional support from your partner at the moment. Communications between you will be especially strong, but be careful not to be too demanding.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Activities which don’t need much money will give you a chance to get back on your feet financially. Some recent extravagances have taken their toll. Romance. A favourable aspect to Venus will give your love-life a push in the right direction. A romantic get-together this week will put your relationship onto much firmer ground after a recent misunderstanding.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


A surprise move later in the week may leave you wondering what is going on. Talk to a person whom you can trust – your other colleagues may not be so quick to tell you everything. Romance. A power-struggle between you and your partner will not help either of you. Do your best to settle a recent dispute in a way which satisfies both sides.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may find it difficult to tolerate people who don’t know what they are doing. You won’t appreciate having to clear up a mess caused by someone else. Romance. If you are able to relax properly this will be an excellent week for both of you. Be especially careful not to get into arguments, especially ones involving money. You won’t be in a mood for compromise at the moment!


SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) At times this week you will need to spend more time by yourself. You have a lot of work to get through and won’t be happy if you are constantly interrupted. Romance. A new relationship may pick up speed faster than you expect. Very soon you will have to make a decision about how quickly you want to get involved with this person.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A kind word will go a– long way. Your enthuFor all your printing needs siasm and energy will be appreciated by the people around you; however you must be sympathetic to people who are not so dynamic. Romance. A favourable aspect to Neptune this week will improve your powers of intuition, just when you most need them!


CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Your ability to spot a financial opportunity will help to bring in some money just when you need it most. Make sure you don’t take any more risks than you have to, however. Romance. Time spent with someone whom you hardly know could prove interesting. This person may be much keener on you than you realised. Don’t expect any dramatic developments for the time being, however.

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

– Robert Frost


Stars  

    ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)  

A business deal may be in put in jeopardy if you push for too hard a bargain. The other person is not going to compromise any further. Romance. A chance meeting in a very unromantic place may surprise you. You will need to be patient in order to build up a serious relationship with this person, however.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

A flexible approach will help you to get what you want. Don’t let other people’s standards prevent you from looking at a long-standing problem from a fresh angle. Romance. Your partner might appreciate a few more compliments. A powerful aspect to Venus later in the month will give you a chance to express your feelings more openly.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Try to calm down a little! If you are not careful, you will waste a lot of energy just rushing around, without actually getting much done. A minor accident later in the week may slow you down. Romance. Your partner has much more insight into your needs than you probably realise. Trust them to make the right decision on your behalf.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A seemingly intractable disagreement between family members will finally be resolved. Forgiveness will be needed on both sides. Romance. Your relationship will soon be in better shape than it has been for some time. A romantic trip sometime this week will go especially well.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You may be a little less conscientious about your work than you are normally. This would be a good time to take a break. Romance. Your feelings for a new admirer may be much more romantic than you realise. Time spent alone together will help you to understand each other’s emotions a lot more clearly than before.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A small concession will help you to get what you are after. Don’t be afraid to give up something of value. Romance. You will be seeing a lot more of a friend whom you were close to in the past. This person has changed in several ways since you last saw them, but still likes you as much as they did before.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Chores will appear out of nowhere this week! Unfortunately there is a lot more to be done than meets the eye. Romance. A friend who wants to get to know your partner could stir up jealousies, possibly without realising it. There will be no need to worry.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Your psychic abilities will be much more powerful than usual this week. You will be able to see events in a very different way. Romance. A surprise comment from a long-standing admirer will cheer you up. A phone call from this person later in the week will help to cement your relationship.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A close friend may have some useful ideas about what you should do next. Listen to what they have to say, but make up your own mind. Romance. You may be feeling quite frisky this week. Don’t be surprised if your partner is rather slow to respond. A romantic get-away later in the week will put you both in the right mood.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You are being bossed around too much at the moment. Try to find a way of making yourself a little more independent. Romance. This should be a very good week for romantic adventures. You will regret it if you do anything sneaky, however.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A favourable aspect to Jupiter will help to bring a little more luck into your life over the next few days. Don’t miss an opportunity just because a friend tries to put you off. Romance. Your self-confidence will be especially high at the moment. You may need to be the one who takes the initiative in a new relationship.

You will be held accountable for your actions and must make sure that the decisions which you make are the best ones for everyone concerned. Don’t allow a friend to knock you off course with bad advice. Romance. Things will go much more smoothly if you calm down a bit. You may also have to be quite patient. A meeting which doesn’t work out may disappoint you.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

A favourable aspect to Jupiter will give you the confidence you need to sort out a long-standing problem. You need to deal head-on with an issue which you have been trying to avoid. Romance. Your partner will appreciate a few words of encouragement. You might not realise how much they value your support.

A favourable aspect to Mercury later in the week will help you to communicate your feelings clearly to the people around you. Don’t take “no” for an answer: you have some good ideas and must push through until your colleagues accept them. Romance. Your partner will have a pleasant surprise in store for you! A recent misunderstanding should soon be behind you, but you will have to uncover the reasons why it happened in the first place.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Your  Lucky


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CLASSIFIEDS Sacred Heart Parish Nhulunbuy wishes to advise that R.I. classes for 2012 will commence in the first week of June 2012. Enrolment forms are available at the back of the church and need to be returned by the weekend of May 27, 2012. Children wishing to make the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion (Years 2/3), and Confirmation (Years 6/7) need to complete enrolment forms. A R.I. meeting for parents of children wishing to make the Sacraments will be held at 7.30pm on Monday, May 28, 2012 in the church meeting room to arrange lessons times for the sacraments.

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A B O R I G I N A L C O R P O R AT I O N The Board and staff of Miwatj Health send their condolences to the family of the senior Gumatj woman who passed away recently at Gunyangara community. She will be remembered and loved as a strong upholder of Yolngu tradition, as a renowned keeper of Yolngu knowledge, and as a leader of her people. John Morgan, Chairman

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Gove’ s trophy-winning touch team

Interprofessional Clinical Supervisor Workshop The Northern Territory Regional Training Network invites health professionals from Medical, Nursing and Allied Health who are engaged in the clinical supervision of students to attend a two day professional development workshop.

ABOVE: Regional Touch Football winners. BELOW LEFT: Twins Emma and Lisa. BELOW CENTRE: Maddi in action. BELOW RIGHT: Wahoo! The trophy is back in Gove.

The workshops are open to all health professionals in the Northern Territory including those working in public and non government health, aged, primary and community service organisations. A workshop will be held in Nhulunbuy 18 – 19 June. Contact Amanda O’Keefe on 8922 7365 to register your interest. This project was possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: Liz Stephenson P: (08) 89870282 (B/H) or (08) 89873863 (A/H) or Rachel Wallis 0427 329 659

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

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E:

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E:

Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre Contact: Michelle Lowth P: 8987 2191 M: 0488 556 949

Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640

Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

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

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Alicia Scobie P: 8987 1500

Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E:

Australian Breastfeeding Association Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E:

Gove 8 Ball Contact: Adam White P: 0438 809 620

Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

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

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:

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha P: 0437 141 291

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094 Gove Netball Assoc. Contact: Helen Clark - Pres P: 8987 3728 M: 0438 873 728

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Jason Bourke P: 0409 764 623

Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: A/President Barry Scott P: 0418 808 357, 0499 054 850

Thu 17

Fri 18

Time 0433 1103 1729 2348

Time 0559 1203 1826

Time 0052 0714 1304 1915

Ht 2.38 0.97 2.46 1.15

Ht 2.32 1.05 2.52

Sat 19 Ht 1.01 2.35 1.11 2.60

Time 0145 0808 1401 1956

Ht 0.86 2.42 1.16 2.68

Sun 20

Mon 21

Time 0227 0853 1447 2032

Time 0305 0931 1528 2107

Ht 0.71 2.48 1.19 2.75


Ht 0.60 2.53 1.20 2.80

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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

Sunday: Noon to 2.30pm at Common Room, Uniting Church. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.




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Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

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


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

Tue 22 Time 0339 1008 1604 2140

W/E May 6 W/E May 6 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage

Tuesday 01/05

Ht 0.52 2.55 1.21 2.84

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

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 16

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

Forward in Faith Ministries

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0409 173 562 Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Tony Foster P: 0414 423 196 E: nhulunbuy_motorcycleclub@

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Angie Moyle P: 0408 838 498 or Facebook us at: Queens - Variety NT

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

Gove Game Fishing Club Contact: Ian Dickinson P: 0428 897 814

Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Tracey Chrzanowski P: 8987 3311

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 7 30.2 23.2 NIL Tuesday 8 30.2 23.2 1.6 Wednesday 9 30.1 24.0 1.2 Thursday 10 30.0 22.6 0.6 Friday 11 30.4 24.2 NIL Saturday 12 30.6 25.6 TCE Sunday 13 29.4 25.4 TCE Monthly total rainfall to date: 73 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, May 7 to Sunday, May 13

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1013.2 hPa on Wednesday Min: 1008.2 hPa on Saturday Averages for the month of May Max temp: 29.9 Min temp: 22.6 Rainfall: 82.4 mm


Gove Girls touch triumph OVER the May long weekend, Gove Touch Association was represented by an Open Women’s Team in Darwin for the NT Touch titles. The ladies trained extremely hard on their fitness and ball skills in the lead-up to the titles, and this showed through their competitiveness playing against Darwin and regional teams from Alice Springs and Ramingining. Lead by their team captain Rachel Blundell and vice-captain Hailey Williams the team played two games on the Friday, with both matches being against two highly rated Darwin sides. The first game was closely fought and only in the second half were the girls beaten 5-3 and, in the second match, the girls were defeated 8-2. However the score didn’t reflect the closeness of the game. On Saturday the girls had a challenging line up of four games within six hours. The first game in the heat of the afternoon was against the overall competition winner but the girls gave their all. The matches throughout the day were closely followed by leg ice baths (much to the girls’ horror and the coaches’ enjoyment) and minor injuries being assessed and treated. The final game of the night was played at 9.50pm, against a talented and fast paced Ramingining side. This was hard fought with a pleasing outcome of a tie - 4-all and a ticket into the Regional Finals the following day. Based on overall competition points scored, it was a rematch from the previous

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night of Gove versus Ramingining. For the final time, coach Scott Morris and manager Stacy Griffiths gave words of encouragement and pride and the ladies took to the field. The ‘Gove Girls’ showed their skill and commitment along with awesome team work and triumphed with a 9-2 victory. Their win was celebrated with the attempted traditional water cooler over the coach (ice bath revenge); the team song sang proudly, photos, presentation function and a few bevvies. Thank you to the Darwin Touch Association for putting on another great competition - the best yet. Our appreciation to Jan O’Shea and Les Worger for their fantastic efforts as our two volunteer referees for the competition. To the Gove Touch Association committee and manager Stacy, the number of hours that were required to guarantee a stress-free trip beforehand and during so the ladies could focus only on their training and games - your efforts are deeply appreciated. To coach Scotty - your patience, persistence and guidance no doubt helped us secure the Regional Trophy. A huge shout-out to the Gove community for their support with our fundraising efforts as well. Finally to the ladies - they should be so proud of the way they conducted themselves on and off field and we look forward to them continuing to fine-tune their touch skills and fitness ready for 2013 Titles.

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Lone windsurfer spotted during yacht race series

AFTER reading the story on the John Bedwell Bluewater Series in the Arafura Times last week, Veronica

Forest sent through photographs of the honorary first place winner on his wind-surfer.

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Ms Forrest said she snapped a few of Dale while she was doing some maintenance on her boat.

“I have a couple of photos taken of him just after he had fallen off and very quickly jumped back aboard, and

then skimmed past us where I snapped my favourite shot of him with the sun glistening on the water,” she said.

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riding experience as well as spectacular high point rides and as equally spectacular buck offs as these guys give it their all as they strive to climb the PBR rankings ladder,” Dunn said. With over $15,000 up for grabs in Darwin, this particular event is the second last qualifying event for riders to earn one of the 14 Australian spots available for the International Cup Series events taking place in July. The 2012 Australian Champion will also go onto receive an automatic wild card entry into the October World Finals in Las Vegas where they will join the best bull riders from around the globe and do battle against the world’s rankest bulls on the biggest bull riding stage and compete for the biggest pay day of their career. Come Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26, 40 of Australia’s best will converge on Darwin for what is shaping up to be one of the most grueling and anticipated events of the year. Both nights are going to be spectacular, with a special Friday night PBR discount ticket offer available to celebrate the inaugural Darwin event. Tickets will be offered for pre-sale via www. or by calling 136 100.

Round 12 Volleyball results Results for Round 12 of Gove Volleyball played on May 8. Meet the Blockers defeated Techo Tiger 3-0; best players Janene, Gobi, Stewart and David. Spike the Trend defeated Rubber Ducks 3-0; best players Bree, Alisha, Steve and Tom. Reach Out defeated YSOSRS 3-0; best players Catherine, Lavinia, Alan and Dan. Court Jesters defeated

Caustic Jocks 2-1; best players Kylee, Namita, Semisi and Russell. Russia defeated Set to Kill 3-0; Abby, Renee, Davin and James. Congo defeated To Kill a Mockingbird 3-0; best players Akiyo, April, Derrian and Sergio. Net Assets defeated Energizers 3-0; best players Kaythryn, Miffy, Matt and Leigh. Ballz Up defeated Mad Hatters 3-0; best players

Linda, Leanne, Andrew and Tim. Indecision defeated Fred Who? 3-0. Billwhacked defeated Hi N Ezy 2-1; best players Maggie, Nita, Geoff and Ric. The Wilsons defeated Drink Spikers 2-1; best players Jess, Coreena, Paul and Daryl. One Hit Wonders drew with Besties 1-1; best players Ellie, Janine, Patrick and Steve.

Billets wanted for N.T. Soccer titles THE School Sport Arnhem Cluster is seeking the support of families in Nhulunbuy who would be able and generous enough to host students as family members during the School Sport NT Football U12 championships. The championships are being held in Gove from Wednesday, June 13, to Friday, June 15. Some students will be arriving on Tuesday, June 12, and leaving on Saturday. Host families will be expected to provide suitable sleeping arrangements, a nutritious breakfast and the evening meal. Lunches will be provided at the games each day, but you may need to assist with snacks. Ian Darlington, from School Sport NT Arnhem Cluster, says it is hoped that families who have had students involved in the School Sport NT program, either locally or interstate, and other families involved in football will be able to assist with the provision of accommodation for these travelling students. “This is generally a most-rewarding experience and leads to lasting friendships,” he said. “If you are able to assist please contact Nicole at School Sport Arnhem Cluster, Nhulunbuy Primary School, or ring the office for more information.” Alternatively email arnhem.ssnt@ntschools. net

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Future of Lifesaving Club ‘in safe hands’ 18 graduate from three-week course GOVE Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club is in safe hands after the completion of a three-week course. A record 18 participants took part in the course and graduated with either a Surf Rescue certificate (SRC) level or a Bronze Medallion. Club President Greg Whelan said: “This is the biggest group to have ever gone through at the surf club. “Our future is in safe hands,” he said. Each of the courses completed required a complex set of studies and physical capabilities. There were pre-set swimming requirements as well as run/swim/run components with time restrictions on each as well as surf awareness and skills. Basic first aid included, but was not limited to, stinger management. Participants had to show they were competent at unconscious and conscious tube rescues and board rescues. They also had to learn various signals and radio operation and management. Resuscitation and live-person assessment, including the use (and safety precautions) of oxygen and the semi-automatic defibrillator was another aspect of the training. They also had to learn how to carry victims including wet and dry spinal retrievals and carries. Patrol work included working in a team, stinger sweeps, surveillance techniques, communication skills, OH&S, safety and well-being. The SRC’s do all the above except the radios, carries, oxygen and defibrillator. The six students to receive their Bronze Medallion/ Certificate II in Public Safety were: Jack Tracy, Alex Parfitt, Jesse Chamberlain, Sam Smith, Jeremy Kee and Pia Lynch. The 10 to be awarded their Surf Rescue Certificate were: Connor Tracy, Savanna Canobie, Holly O’Neal, Grace Chamberlain, Molly Osborne, Jade Kelly, Holly Marrable, Gabbi McGrath, Sarah Pickett and Tracy Kelly. Benn Prowse and John O’Neal have achieved their Certificate II in Public Safety, to add to their pre-existing Bronze Medallions. Denise Marrable and Bernie Whelan were the trainers for the three weeks and the assessors were Emma Putland (chief assessor), Deanne Castelli, Sally Putland, Denise Marrable, Alan Cross and Bernie Whelan and the patrol captain is Steve Castelli. PHOTO: Gove netball players ready for some action. INSET: Players are taken through a series of skills before the game.

ABOVE: Participants, trainers and assessors. BACK ROW (from left): Emma Putland (assessor), Bernie Whelan (trainer and assessor), Jeremy Kee (Bronze Medallion / Cert II), John O’Neal (Cert II) , Alan Cross (assessor), Tracy Kelly (SRC), Deanne Castelli (trainer and assessor), Jesse Chamberlain (Bronze Medallion / Cert II), Grace Chamberlain (SRC), Denise Marrable (trainer and assessor)and Sally Putland(trainer and assessor), MIDDLE SEATED (from left): Alex Parfitt (Bronze Medallion / Cert II), Bella Marrable (SRC), Gabbi McGrath (SRC), Sarah Pickett (SRC), Pia Lynch (Bronze Medallion / Cert II), Savanna Canobie (SRC), Molly Osborne (SRC), Jack Tracy (Bronze Medallion / Cert II), Sam Smith (Bronze Medallion / Cert II). FRONT from left): Jade Kelly (SRC), Holly O’Neal (SRC) and Connor Tracy (SRC). RIGHT: SRC and Bronze Medallion graduates at the Gove Peninsula SLSC.

Netball juniors kick off

JUNIORS finally kicked off with a great crowd gathering at the Netball courts to try out their skills. The weather held out and everyone was keen to get onto the courts. The girls warm up at 4.30pm and the coaches run them through an hour of skills, drills and games. Energy was high and all who took part enjoyed the chance to get back onto the court and participate. Any girls interested in taking part in Junior netball are encouraged to come down to the netball courts (behind the tennis courts) on Wednesday afternoon starting at 4.30pm. The juniors are also always looking for assistance with coaching, so if you have an interest in netball and can spare an hour to help out, please come forward and either talk to Donna-Marie on Wednesday afternoon or email: Round two Seniors Netball Results for May 9. Illusions 23 v Big Mammas 32. YBE 21 v Devils 53. Fumblebees 32 v Crocs 26. M & M’s 19 v Cyclones 13. Anglicare 19 v Go Girls 24. Hotshots 32 v Yirrkala Anglicare 19.

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