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Yamba and Gove compete for the Ashes THE battle for the ashes took an interesting twist in Gove on Sunday. Not contested between the English and Australian cricket teams but between the Yamba and Gove Peninsula Surf Club Lifesaving Clubs - the competition took place on Town Beach. Both clubs had suffered significant losses through fire - Gove in

February this year when their main building, housing the caretaker’s residence, equipment storage area and kitchen, and Yamba in February, 2011, when they lost their boat and storage area. Both fires were started from electrical faults. Yamba members heard of the fire in Gove and were one of the first to make a sizeable donation to the tune of $1000.

That donation, and the link through the fires, also created a bond between the clubs and they decided to get together and hold a competition for the nippers. That is how the ashes came about and it was great for the Gove nippers, who live 1000km from their nearest competitors. The Yamba nippers have more opportunities to compete, including competitions for the North Coast

Area, Country areas at South-West Rocks and a State competition which they will contest in Umina. There are no national titles at the junior level but even within the club they can compete with fellow team members as they boast more than 200 nippers. Andrew Morris, the Yamba Deputy Chairman, said it was a great opportunity to come up and see how the Gove club was progressing and

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get to meet people they had been in touch with over the phone. He also had the opportunity to bring up an Indigenous artwork from their local Yaegl people depicting the Clarence River. He presented this to local elder Valerie Dhamarrandji. The Gove club also presented Yamba with one of Ms Dhamarrandji’s works. Continued Page 2. >>

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ABOVE: Arnhem Squadron prior to deploying on Operation Resolute. RIGHT: Arnhem Squadron soldiers rehearse their obersvation post procedures. SOLDIERS from across East Arnhem Land concentrated in Nhulunbuy this month to undertake preparations for borderprotection duties on Operation RESOLUTE. The NORFORCE Arnhem Squadron soldiers come from the communities of Numbulwar, Ngukurr, Katherine, Gapuwiyak, Galiwinku and Raminigining as well as Nhulunbuy. NORFORCE is a unique Army unit that conducts long-range surviellance, six-man patrols across the Northern Territory and Kimberley region of Western Australia. NORFORCE draws heavily on the knowledge of its members who live in some of Australia’s most- remote areas. The week-long preparation included revising the basic soldier skills of shooting, navigation, communications and first aid. The last two are particularly important as the teams are often a

Yamba and Gove compete for the Ashes

long way from help if something goes wrong. The Patrol members must be self-reliant and be able to exercise good judgement in isolation. This is the reason patrols are led by relatively senior soldiers with the minimum rank of Sergeant. They receive orders, conduct their own planning, prepare their patrol’s equipment and rehearse their procedures. Patrol members are then tested in scenarios and are certified ‘ready’ for operations by a senior officer from outside the Squadron. Once all preparations were made, the Commanding Officer of NORFORCE, Lt Col. Paul O’Donnell, deemed the Squadron ready for deployment. “The soldier’s of Arnhem Squadron have worked hard to prepare for their deployment and they are ready for the challenges that lay ahead”. Major Jamie Cooper-Maitland, Officer Commanding Arnhem

<< From Page 1. There were 25 visitors who had been busy raising funds for the visit through cake stalls and meat raffles for their treck north. Kim McFarlane, junior coordinator from Yamba, said this was an adventure they would never forget. “The beaches here are so different. We compete on a flat beach which is about 150 metres long - nothing like the length of Town Beach and not as steep,” she said. Parents commented on the

Squadron. said the patrols are highly anticipated, particularly by the indigenous soldiers who take part. The soldiers of NORFORCE who participate in border-protection patrolling under Operation RESOLUTE have recently been

excellent hospitality afforded them by their host families. They have visited Shady Beach, Little Bondi, Turtle Bay, East Woody and the Gove Boat Club on the Variety Bus and the AFL grand final at Yirrkala. They arrived last Thursday and flew out on Tuesday with the Ashes. Grant Barnett, in charge of Gove nippers, had been working to co-ordinate the visit. ‘The financial support they gave us when we were feeling the first effects of the fire was fantastic as

recognised with a new medal under Australia’s honours and awards system. The new medal is named the Operational Service Medal and will have a specific medal ribbon to signify border protection operations. it showed us there were people out there willing to give us a hand,” he said. “They also had to raise money for them all to get up here, then endure a four-hour bus ride before they boarded the plane. “We look forward to going to Yamba to let our kids compete down there to win back the ashes.” The most hotly contested race was the last race - one Yamba said they would be introducing into their competitions - the ice cream eating race.

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LEFT: Lisa Oosen receives her awards from Banambi Wunungmurra from East Arnhem Shire who sponsored the Award. RIGHT ABOVE: Helen Clark with the Peter Chandler, Minister for Employment and Training. RIGHT: Gabby Birch with category presenter and sponsor Sheila Keddie from Conoco Phillips. NHULUNBUY again scored well in the NT Employment and Training Awards held in Darwin on September 15. Lisa Oosen was the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year; Helen Clark was runner-up in VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year; and Gabrielle Birch was runner-up in VET in Schools Student of the Year. Lisa Oosen, who completed a Certificate II in Business Administration, won her category which was sponsored by East Arnhem Shire and Banambi Wunungmurra presented the Award. Employed by Pacific Aluminium - Gove Operations, her Registered Training Organisation is Nhulunbuy High School. By her own admission, Lisa was a naïve, young kid fresh out of school with no confidence and no idea of her potential or the opportunities available to her beyond school life. After joining the Pacific Aluminium Arnhem Learning Education Regional Training (ALERT) program in 2010, the 19-year-old now says she is a determined, focused, skilled and confident young woman who knows exactly what she wants out of life. So far Lisa has completed a

Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure, a Certificate II in Business Administration and has now started a Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (warehouse and storage) so that she can reach her goal to be a qualified warehouse operator at Gove Operations. A self-confessed ‘people person’, Lisa loves to swim, fish and go camping with family and friends. She is also aware that her young Indigenous nieces, nephews and cousins need positive role models so she spends time reading to them and encouraging them to attend school and continue with their own educations. Helen Clark is from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and has been a teacher for 33 years. Primarily focused on education in Indigenous communities she has, for the last 17 years,been devoted to vocational education and training (VET) teaching and training. Helen’s qualifications include a Diploma of Teaching, a Bachelor of Education, a Graduate Certificate of Teaching English as a Second language, a Master of Arts (Aboriginal Studies) and her recent Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Helen’s passion for Indigenous education stems from her father’s involvement in training Indigenous trade apprentices many years ago. As she began her own teaching career, Helen felt that literacy skills would provide a just society and strong economy for remote communities to build on. She devoted herself to providing two-way communication by learning four Indigenous languages - Tiwi, Maung, Pintubi Luritj and Yolngu Matha - and living for long periods among her students and their families in remote communities. Helen has spent the last 13 years delivering VET training to the communities and Homelands of North East Arnhem Land. Limited resources and the tyranny of distance has made this a challenging role at times, often travelling for up to three hours to get to a student and then finding the place without power or supplies for teaching. However, Helen says any inconvenience is far outweighed by the satisfaction of helping a student learn and seeing their own sense of pride and confidence in their progress. Helen has used her skills to integrate English language literacy and numeracy into a wide range of

GABRIELLE BIRCH topics such as business administration, primary health care, housing and construction, environmental health, first aid and visual and contemporary craft. Gabrielle Birch has a Certificate I in Business, and Certificate I in Information Technology. A student at Nhulunbuy High School, Gabrielle is currently working on her Certificate II in Information Technology and in Business. The 16-year-old chose these particular courses because she really wants to work with technology in an office environment when she leaves school. Gabrielle finished first in the Information Technology category of the NT WorldSkills Competition and will now represent the Territory at the National WorldSkills Competition in September this year.

Following her NT WorldSkills win, Gabrielle was offered a schoolbased traineeship with CSG - a business specialising in the management and maintenance of government computers where her natural abilities and enthusiasm has been encouraged and nurtured. Gabrielle’s busy life also includes working every Saturday at her local newsagency, assisting with fundraising at her BMX Club and studying tap, ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Her dancing has seen her perform on stage at the Darwin Eisteddfod and alongside Jessica Mauboy and Icehouse at the Arafura Games Opening ceremony last year. Fellow Nhulunbuy High student Auston Boyd studying Certificate I in Engineering was also a finalist in this category.

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Pal the Pelican has been out exploring the region WHAT’S Pal the Pelican been up to? Well, last week he called into the banana farm in Yirrkala and surprised Bruce Patterson on Friday, September 14. Mr Patterson said he had his head under the dash of his car when he heard a noise in his office. “I went in to see what it was and there was Pal the Pelican sitting under my desk. I’m sure it was him because he was very friendly. “I had some pilchards in the freezer so got them out for him.

“He wanted them straight away but I had to defrost them in the microwave. “He was very funny as he just sat there watching the turntable go around and around and around as though he knew what was happening. “He looked funny as though standing on tip toes.” Mr Patterson said Pal left but he saw him on Sunday outside the bank in Endeavour Square. He sure is getting out and about. Have you seen Pal as he is exploring the countryside?

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Interstate visitors check out Shady Beach on their tour of the region The group visited Gumatj, Bunuwal, Ski Beach said they were helping close Munngurr and Laynhapuy Homelands the gap between Indigenous businesses groups to see how big business could tie and Corporate Australia. in with Indigenous communities through They work to help build up the Inbusiness. digenous partnerships and started as The Jawun has been working hand- Indigenous Business Institute in Cape in-hand across Australia for 12 years York and, in 2001, the name changed to establishing networks and working Indigenous Enterprise Partnership and partnerships. then again to Jawun in 2010. Already established in the Kimber“By bringing the partners and potenleys, the Central Coast of New South tial new partners to East Arnhem they Wales and Redfern, Jawun has expanded can see first hand the possibilities that into East Arnhem Land. are available within this region,” Ms Eula Rohan who works for Jawun in Rohan said.

Viking boat just off course SEEING a Viking ship had residents on Elcho wondering if they were seeing things. The ship sailed past the remote Elcho Island last Monday, September 17, and caused a stir among the locals. Unlike the Macassans who were regular visitors to Arnhem Land, the

Vikings were considered being a little off course. Police said they received a report of residents seeing the unusual boat off the coast of Elcho. Officers said the boat was a replica Viking vessel on its way to Sydney with six Russians on board. The 15-metre vessel

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Kids ready to get out there and fill their bags. NHULUNBUY Scouts and Cubs took part in the Northern Clean Up on Saturday, September 15. Joeys and cub leader Faye Brooks-Jones (aka Willow) said: “It wasn’t a great turn up but considering it was the school fete too; we had 11 which was OK. “We had two joeys, two scouts, one sibling and the rest were cubs. We just went on Town Beach as far as the creek so a few metres then walked down towards Buffalo Creek on the road and along the beach to the point. “In total we got 22 big bags full of mainly cans with the odd bit of rubbish thrown in - we also got two shopping carts, a bit of a car and a few unidentifables. “They did a great job and even got the guys camping on the beach to throw their rubbish in the trailer too,” she said. More than 1000 volunteers pitched in to clean up across the NT as part of the Great Northern Clean Up. Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, said: “Volunteers at 24 sites across the NT demonstrated their commitment to the local environment by cleaning up ahead of the wet season. “In doing so they removed an estimated 52.8 tonnes of rubbish from the environment which would otherwise have been washed into our rivers, creeks and oceans, where it’s potentially lethal to marine life.”

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New staff join art centre

NT tops suicide rates

TWO new staff joined the Yirrkala art centre last week. Holly Maymuru and Cynthia Gumana started work at the Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre and were busy working in the print room. Annie McDonald, printmaker at the art centre, said she was delighted young people were pursiung their art and learning new skills. “As well as the two new employees we also have visitors who

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are learning how to make prints,” she said. Students also attend the centre on work experience and were printing work by artist Marrnyula Mununggurr. Mrs McDonald said it was an excellent opportunity for the young girls to see what alternative art disciplines were available to them and they were able to learn new skills along the way.

ABOVE: Cynthia Gumana, Bulolnga Maymurra holding Rochelle Munungurr and Verna Wanambi with the completed print. LEFT: Dhalmula Burrarrwanga, Holly Maymuru, Bulolnga Maymurra, Verna Wanambi and Cyntia Gumana working on a print.

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Karen taught the Ella brothers ‘all they know’ Karen Ella-Bird was able to show local netballers a plaque dedicated to her brothers for their Karen Ella-Bird with a plaque (INSET) recognising the contribution to sport by the Ella brothers. contribution to sport. THE claim of a Gove other. It was not unusual days she and her brothers Commonwealth Games in He is now a director woman that she taught the for them (the boys) to be and sisters were growing Manchester. on NITV and works with Ella brothers everything dragged off with us to up was very much like life A senior Youth worker young people offering they know about football netball and, as they got up here in the communities with Anglicare in Gove, them inspiration. might seem a little ex- older, we would have to now. Karen said she would Karen has been worktake them to their football treme. “We all shared the one ing with kids at risk. She like to see her brothers Until that is - you re- games. house with grandparents and husband Kevin Bird and sister visit Gove but “Sports was big among and aunties.” alise that she is the older had retired in 2009 and the logistics of working sister to the legendary all the children and netball She recalls some of the were grey nomads trav- out agreeable times was a football players - Mark, and league were played antics her brothers got up elling around Australia. challenge. by us all. Glen and Gary. to when they were playing. As seems to be the case “I’m sure they would One of 12 children of “It was not until the When they were at with many Gove-ites the jump at the chance to all May and Gordon Ella, boys went to Matraville Randwick one of them draw of the lifestyle here come up here for a visit. “The family have alABOVE: The Ella Brothers at Matraville High (from left) Karen Ella-Bird said she High School that they got would go down on the field was too great. was always taking them to a taste of rugby union and during the match feigning After Mark retired from ways remembered where Glen, Gary and Mark who were selected to represent their football games when they also played cricket an injury so they could get Union in Australia he went they come from LaPerouse Sydney in an under-16 union competition. Photo: and golf as well. they were kids. the results of the latest race to Italy for a couple of and the Gadigal people. Kevin Berry “Our parents were strict “With 12 of us we all results at the racecourse to years where he played with “We are the ones that let BELOW: The Ella family when the brothers went on the had to look after each and insisted we all got an see if they had won. Captain Cook in.” Milan AC. Schoolboys’ tour education and, as well “Mark was asked by as going to school, made a journalist once how so sure we were involved in many lived in one house sports. Laying around the he told them they slept in house doing nothing just shifts and was believed,” wasn’t tolerated.” she said. She said her mum had Competitiveness was been a big cricket player not restricted to their sport. in her day. “We were always see“Dad was always our ing who caught the biggest best supporter although fish or who was the best with 12 kids didn’t get cook - Jacqueline won much time to play sport that title.” himself. Mark Ella was the first “Talking sport was Indigenous Australian to Very young Ella brothers with sister Marcia and banned at home. I think captain a Wallaby side. the French Consulate on Bastille Day at the French if it hadn’t been we would Sister Marcia was the Monument at La Perouse. only have talked sport.” first Indigenous netball The whole school used to march every year for a Mrs Ella-Bird said life player to represent Aus- memorial service and their school song was the in LaPerouse back in the tralia and competed in the French National Anthem.

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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.

 letters to the editor The NCL needs to be held accountable THE recent article in the Arafura Times (September 1218, 2012 The Party’s Over: NCL intimidation blamed) raises more questions about the current administration of the NCL(Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited). The NCL is a private not-forprofit company established to undertake certain municipal type services on behalf of its owners PacAl (Pacific Aluminium). I am also advised that the NCL is self-funded, in that its funds essentially come from rates, fees and charges. PacAl obviously needs to protect its interests in the town, but the town is the home of 4500 residents and about half of the properties in the town are privately owned (on sub-leases).

This means that most of the NCL’s income must come from non-PacAl sources. Why then does the community have so little say in the activities of the NCL, its decision making and its performance and particularly that of the Town Administrator? What input do we have into the operation of the town? Not much! It has a pretend ‘Council’ which cannot make any decisions and the normal reports and other documents that would be public and available for public scrutiny are not. Agendas and minutes of meetings are not available to the public to read and the public is excluded from meetings. There is no public questioning or question


SEPTEMBER Wed 26. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance. 5.30pm - 5/10 km Lions Park - route to be advised. Sun 30. Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Enduro.

OCTOBER Wed 3. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance, 5.30pm - 4.84 km Lions Park - Beagle Circuit. Sat 6. Runners North marathon. 21km for individual entries or teams of up to four runners. Starts at 6am Meet at Town Pool and run along. Sat 13. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee - 9am to noon. Sun 14. Melville Bay Race series at Gove Boat Club Sun 14. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Peninsula MX Round 5 - 8am to noon. Wed 17. East Arnhem Training Stakeholders Network meets at 9am at CDU. Sat 27. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy Playgroup.

NOVEMBER Sun 4. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - MX coaching clinic - 8am to noon. Sat 17. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market - hosted by RSPCA. Wed 21. East Arnhem Training Stakeholders Network meets at 9am at CDU. Sun 24. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee - 9am until set up. Sun 25. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Junior lap practise and Senior Enduro - 20km circuit - 8am to noon.

DECEMBER Fri 7. Charles Darwin University presentation including presentation of Adrian Wagg Award at the town hall. Sat 8. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Gove Squash Club.

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First language is a basis for early years IT WAS great to see the recent release of the report, Our Land Our Languages, from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. The committee found that “the key to developing competency in Standard Australian English was for the child to be taught bilingually, with the first language used as the basis for learning in the earliest years.” After four years of the ‘English Only’ policy from the former NT Labor Government, this one statement is a welcome return to common sense. It also means that the last surviving bilingual schools in the NT, Galiwinku, Yirrkala and Areyonga, might have some relief coming provided the new NT Government listens. The committee also makes the recommendations that government: “Resource bilingual school education programs for Indigenous communities”, Use “alternative NAPLAN methods and reporting for students whose first language is not English”, “Develop a national framework of flexible and accessible training for indigenous people to gain limited authority qualifications”, and Make “compulsory EAL/D (English as an Alternative Language/ Dialect) training for all teaching degrees and mandatory EAL/D and cultural awareness training for teachers working in Indigenous communities.” This report has even linked the positive “contributions of Indigenous languages to Closing the Gap”, a no brainer, but something ‘Interventionist’ ideology has missed for many years. Groups from Galiwinku, Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy all gave evidence to the committee and I believe they would all be happy with this outcome. Congratulations, Kendall Trudgen.

time. If it was not for the Arafura Times (and Facebook) the community would have no idea what was going on. If the NCL is not a shire or a council defined under the various state and federal acts then it does not have the powers or authority granted to a shire or council unless specifically granted to it. The sub-leases provide that PacAl is required to approve buildings and uses. How then does the NCL issue building and planning approvals and how does it charge fees when it cannot issue an approval? Can it charge fees at all? How can the NCL adopt policies without consulting the community that lives here and how can it implement a policy

Public servants should be worried TERRITORY public servants continue to have good cause to be worried about their jobs which is why Leader of the Opposition Delia Lawrie has launched the Job Watch website which invites public servants to lodge information confidentially. A freeze on recruitment is one thing, but a freeze on renewal of temporary contracts is the source of a good deal of anxiety for many public servants who are uncertain as to whether their job is regarded as ‘frontline’ or ‘essential’ and are waiting to see if they have a job by the end of the year. The website can be accessed via www. Alternatively, as local member and also as Shadow Minister for Public Employment I am happy for public servants to raise their concerns directly and confidentially with me. TEACHERS with the Department of Education should greet with caution the announcement last week from the new CLP Education Minister that, from 2013, those on temporary contracts longer than six months will be offered permanent contracts. The glitch comes with the fact that permanent contracts are not attached to a school meaning in accepting permanency, a teacher could be sent anywhere in the Territory - that’s hardly providing people with confidence about their future and job security.

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has started the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey which will improve the knowledge of the health issues affecting this group of Australians. This survey will expand on the 2004-05 survey by increasing the number of

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Enterprise Bargaining Agreements come up for renewal in 2013 for both the Australian Education Union and the Public Service sector, and Electoral News there’s no doubt by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER that, under the Territory’s new and very conservative CLP government, negotiations will be very tough indeed as unions will go in to protect not just jobs but the continuation of critical programs and quality, essential client services. I’VE just seen the list of 24 finalists in the NT Smart Schools Awards (three schools across each of the eight categories) and am really pleased to see that a third of all finalists come from the East Arnhem region. Shepherdson College, Baniyala, Gapuwiyak and Nhulunbuy Primary are among them and that’s fantastic to see. I’LL be away for part of the upcoming school holiday week taking a break with my family and advise that my office will be closed October 1-3 to enable maintenance works to be done. Apologies for any inconvenience but budget constraints mean that this work cannot be completed out of hours or during a weekend.

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without adopting it? The NCL is being led down a path that is secret and not accountable to the community which pay the bills. Why did the ratepayers pay for an invitation-only, black-tie function for the town’s 40th anniversary? Who’s ego was being tweaked - why were long-time residents not invited and why was the public excluded from the 40th celebrations? There are rumours of many other questionable actions and decisions by the Town Administrator which should be examined. After all we live here and pay the bills. Name and address supplied but withheld at editor’s discretion.

participants by 30 per cent, collecting new information on exercise, diet (including bush foods) and measures of cholesterol, blood glucose and iron. For the first time, the ABS will directly measure obesity and blood pressure levels, as well as nutritional status and chronic disease.

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By combining the self-reported information together with the biomedical samples, a more-complete picture of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be available. Importantly this will provide some information about the level of undiagnosed conditions, such as diabetes.

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Birthday celebrations at 3C’s Cafe

Paul King, Alisha Elford, Trish King and Shavaun.

OWNERS of the 3C’s cafe think the time they have been the proprietors of the cafe has just flown by. Trish and Paul King, who are always keen to support local groups and sporting bodies, took on the lease as independent operators two years ago and, on October 3, will be celebrating that birthday by offering customers free coffees for two hours from 9am. “It is just a way of saying thank you to our many good customers,” Trish said. “We came across the cafe quite by chance. Paul and I were travelling around Australia and I was working in Katherine cutting someone’s hair and she told me there was a business for sale here.

“Paul is a qualified chef so we came over to Gove to have a look for ourselves. He had worked here as a FIFO years ago and was working as a chef at G3. “Paul said they had lived in Alice for three years and came to realise smaller towns were the place to be. “We offer an extensive menus and have introduced evening take-aways on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. “We also offer gluten-free alternatives and target vegetarians as well. Catering is also something we provide. “We provide employment for full time, permanent part-time and casual staff and always encourage local teenagers to apply for positions.”

He said they see the Three C’s as a meeting place and knows his regular customers on a first name basis. “We always like to see a smile on someone’s face and that is what we encourage with our staff as well. “We have a great team and invite people to come along and help us celebrate our birthday.” An added bonus to being in Gove is that the couple has now started a family. “We had been trying for a number of years and now we are here it happened and we have a beautiful nine-month-old daughter - Shavaun. “I hope it won’t be too long before we have another - let’s hope it’s in the water,” Trish joked.

No shooting around Nhulunbuy as hunting season opens NHULUNBUY residents are reminded that, although the waterfowl hunting season officially opened last week, there is no shooting allowed in town. This included the area of the Town Lagoon, which is home to many Magpie geese, as it is part of the town lease and as such no shooting is permitted The Dhimurru Abooriginal Corporation Board do not allow hunting within the Dhimurru IPA. Batchelor father-of-one Gary Battaglene is this year’s Number One permit holder ahead of the 2012 Northern Territory waterfowl hunting season, which started last Wednesday. Mr Battaglene, 57, won the Number One permit through a raffle at last week’s Goose Fever Expo held at the Darwin Clay Target Club. “I probably won’t be able to go out hunting for a while, being flat out with work, but once I find the time I’ll be getting out to wherever I can get to,” Mr Battaglene said. Almost 900 people have been issued with waterfowl hunting permits in preparation for the 2012 season and the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT is once again urging hunters to return permits so that decisions about future hunting seasons are further supported by wider evidence. Keith Saalfeld, manager of wildlife use, said: “We encourage

permit holders to submit a return at the end of the season, as it provides key information for declaring the season and ensuring the sustainability of the magpie goose hunting season for the future. “Daily bag limits this year will again be the same as last year, which is 10 magpie geese and 10 ducks per hunter per day. “The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT will be doing random checks of hunting reserves to ensure hunters have permits and are doing the right thing by others and the environment.” Hunters are reminded of a number of conditions related to waterfowl hunting in the NT: The use of lead shot is prohibited on all Northern Territory land including Parks and Wildlife Commission hunting reserves. The ban on lead shot has resulted from lead shot poisoning waterfowl that exist at many wetlands being identified as a serious problem and is a part of an overall national strategy to combat the problem. Waterfowl hunting permits are available prior to the opening of and for the duration of the season - all hunters are required to obtain a permit whether hunting on the Hunting Reserves, Crown Land or private property. Lodgement of a permit return at the end of the hunting season is not mandatory.

Magpie geese grazing at the Town Lagoon among the tall grasses. However, permit returns have an essential role in determining the overall management of the waterfowl hunting season. Failure to lodge a permit return may reduce our capacity to appropriately manage future waterfowl hunting seasons and place the long-term continuance of the season in jeopardy, particularly

increased bag limits which are dependent on detailed knowledge of harvest levels. You can hunt on: Designated Parks and Wildlife Service Hunting Reserves (Lambells Lagoon Conservation Reserve and Howard Springs Hunting Reserve until December 23 and Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve

and Harrison Dam Conservation Reserve until January 2, 2013) provided you have a permit to hunt waterfowl; Designated Crown Land provided you have both a permit to hunt waterfowl and a permit issued by the Department of Lands, Planning and Environment; and Private property (which in-

cludes Aboriginal Land) provided you have a permit to hunt waterfowl, you have the permission of the landholder beforehand and can meet the setback conditions under the firearms act. Go to for more information about this year’s waterfowl hunting season.


Arafura Times

26 Sep - 2 Oct 2012 – 9


Kids were enjoying themselves on the beach.


The egg-throwing competition was a smash hit with the kids.

ABOVE: Lara Stimpson with her face painting. BELOW: Face painting always a winner with the kids.

ABOVE: St John Ambulance Volunteers Dave Brine and Teresa Holdsworth. BELOW: Kiearra-Lee Bourne enjoying an ice cream at the beach.

ABOVE: Kids making sure they stayed in the shade whenever they could. BELOW: Lifesavers were always on patrol.

ABOVE: Mahlia Snowden painting her legs. BELOW: Rotarian Pam Bottrell keeps check of all the scores on the day.

ABOVE: Leyla Hoffman cools down with an ice cream. BELOW: Nhulunbuy Rotary Club president Lyn Whitford and treasurer Peter Chilcott keep an eye on the games.

Face painting is always popular.

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Steve Putland and Michael Stimpson had the best view on the beach in the Gove FM area.



LEFT: Setting up a shot. CENTRE: The GPSLSC made sure they remained on Croc watch while the swimmers were making the most of the excellent conditions. RIGHT: Rotarian Barry Scott kept busy all day.

The Speedway crew were kept busy all day providing great burgers and much more to satisfy the hunger of all at the beach.

Sean O’Connor, Rotarian and also on hand with the East Arnhem Rugby Club who helped with the set up and dismantling of the courts.

Rotarians: Seated Pam Bottrell, Standing (from left): Judith Scott, Lyn Whitford and Leanne Parise on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly.

Cooling off were Larissa and Bree.

Ensuring the drinks were kept cold were Tim Stacey, Esther Rika Peter Chilcott and Sharon Mery.

Tracey and Leanne catch up at the Beach Volleyball.

Teams had a bit of time to relax between rounds.

The beach was lined with courts during the round robin part of the comeptition.

Arafura Times

26 Sep - 2 Oct 2012 – 11


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5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Two Against Time” (PG a) 1:30 Dive Olly Dive 2:00 Sea Princesses 2:30 Ghosts Of Time 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:30 GCB: When Amanda tries to put together an all-female barbeque team to prove a point to her daughter, she recruits the helps of the GCBs for the cook-off of the year. 9:30 Up All Night: First Night Away / Hiring & Firing 10:30 Suits: Break Point 11:30 30 Rock: Plan B / I Heart Connecticut - Liz tries to reassure her staff that the show’s forced hiatus is temporary, but everyone begins to focus on their fallback plans. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Stag 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Not By Chance”(PG) In Portuguese. 2:50 Steel Homes 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of France 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Mailbag Special 8:30 Darren Brown Investigates: The Ghosthunter - Derren meets Lou Gentile, a top American ghost hunter who for the last 20 years, has been helping people rid themselves of unwanted ghostly companions. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: Play Name / For You I Will Fight / Three Travellers / After Me 1:00 Living Black 1:35 The Ricky Gervais Show 2:00 Wilfren: Dog Of A Town - Adam wants to do the honourable thing and ask Sarah’s dad for permission to marry his daughter. Problem is, Sarah’s parents live in Nambour, Queensland. 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight



5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Restoration Man 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Time Team: Mont Orgueil 6:50 Miniscule: A Cruel World 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Poh’s Kitchen Lends A Hand 8:30 Rick Stein Spain 9:30 QI: Adam - Stephen Fry presents the very first episode of the world’s most impossible quiz show with guests Alan Davies, Hugh Laurie (pre-House), Danny Baker and John Sessions. 10:00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Comrade Duch: Welcome To Hell 1:30 Movie: “Posse” - A US marshal seeking higher office vows to capture a railroad bandit, but the tables are smartly turned.(M v) 3:00 Rage

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 Extra 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: A Current Affair covers the realms of politics, crime, human rights, science, technology, celebrities and entertainment - all investigated by a dedicated team and hosted by Tracy Grimshaw. 6:30 Big Brother: Australia has decided who will be evicted. Who will go? Sonia Kruger hosts the show live from Dreamworld. 7:30 TBA 11:00 2012 ICC World Twenty/20 Cricket: Wide World Of Sports presents Australia v TBA in the Super-8 round from R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2:00 Danoz 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: “Miracle On The Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story” (PG a) 1:30 Dive Olly Dive 2:00 Sea Princesses 2:30 Ghosts Of Time 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: TBA 7:00 TBA 8:00 Winners & Losers: Footprints - In Jenny’s last week of her teaching placement at Renwood, she discovers the extent to which one of her students is bullying a student. 9:00 Smash: Hell On Earth / Understudy - The team begins their pursuit of a marquee star, as Eileen charges Tom and Julia with finding a title for the newly reinvigorated musical. 11:00 Hung: I, Sandee 11:40 30 Rock: 100 – Part 1 & 2 12:30 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: “Could This Be Love” (PG) 2:40 Rosalinda 2:50 Daughters 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of France 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: June Brown 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Revanche” (M a,s,l,n) - In German. Ex-con Alex plans to flee the city with his girlfriend after a bank robbery. But something terrible happens during the heist and revenge seems inevitable. 1:15 Skins: Cook - After beating someone up at a party, Cook is told by his lawyer that he has no choice but to plead guilty. But he pleads not guilty, and is released on bail. 2:05 Skins: Katie - Katie Fitch has a problem. Katie’s family has gone bankrupt, and they’ve got nowhere to live. And under the strain of it all, Jenna and Rob seem to be headed for splitsville and James Fitch is scared. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Movie: “Lost Squadron” 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Time Team 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 6:00 The Restaurant: The Seasonal Ingredient 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Europe 8:30 Gruen Planet 9:05 The Chaser: Hamster Wheel 9:35 Randling - The third sudden death quarterfinal brings together arch rivals Roget’s Ramjets and The Help. 10:10 At The Movies 10:40 Lateline 11:15 The Business 11:40 The Librarians: Kerching Kerching - Xavier Fisher pays an unexpected visit to the library to check on the fundraising activities, while Pearl moves back in with Frances. 12:10 Stolen 1:00 Movie: “Paths Of Glory” (M v) 2:30 Football: SANFL: Preliminary Final - 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 Extra 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 Big Brother 8:00 TBA 9:00 Embarrassing Bodies: Stockton 10:00 Embarrassing Kids Bodies: Tonsils 11:00 House Husbands: Kane’s focus on coaching the kids’ soccer team is derailed when star player Stella has a major health crisis. Abi, Gemma and the men embrace their competitive instincts at the kids’ soccer grand final. Lewis takes extreme action to foil Lucy and Justin’s blossoming romance. Nicola gets a disturbing insight into her new fiancé Rodney. 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 Extra 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: “All I Want” (PG s,l,v) 1:30 Dive Olly Dive 2:00 Sea Princesses 2:30 Ghosts Of Time 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home & Away: TBA 7:00 TBA 8:00 Criminal Minds: Heathridge Manor - After a woman is found dead in an abandoned asylum, the BAU team heads to Oregon to investigate a series of gothic, ritualistic murders, and discover that the suspect may be a Satanist. 9:00 Covert Affairs: Loving The Alian / Glass Spider - When Simon invites Annie on a trip to Cuba, she accepts, knowing this is her best opportunity to learn what Simon has been planning. 11:00 Parks And Recreation: Sweet Sixteen 11:30 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Stag 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 7:05 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: Visions Of France 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Survivors: Nature’s Indestructible Creatures: Fugitive From The Fire 8:30 Living With The Amish - In this new six-part series, the notoriously private Amish community opens its doors to a group of British teenagers. Leaving their mobile phones, Facebook accounts and partying behind, the six teens head to Ohio and Pennsylvania to see what they can learn from six weeks of hard work and simple living. 9:30 Afghanistan: The Great Game 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “2046” (M s,a) - From Hong Kong. A journalist who regrets his failed love for a married woman in Hong Kong in the early 1960s, tries to numb his pain with a series of shortterm liaisons in the present. 1:20 Iron Chef: Scallion 2:10 Iron Chef: Bean Sprouts 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 117

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LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) The Moon/Node Midpoint moving through your sign could give your social life a helpful boost. Try to get out once or twice this week. Romance. A person that you dreamt about will soon be coming into your life. Be prepared for a surprise, however. What exactly do you expect to gain from this relationship?

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A long trip will give you a chance to think about your plans for the future. There is one possibility that you may have forgotten about. Perhaps it’s best left forgotten. Romance. A friend who has been interested in you is a bit different than you think. Don’t try to figure out these small nuances and instead revel in them.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)


One particular member of the family has been causing a lot of anxiety recently. This person needs a very firm approach. Make sure they are being honest with you. Romance. You will need to trust yourself. Other people will want to give you advice, but this is more likely to mislead you. Keep looking forward, not backward.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) This will be a very dynamic time for you. Don’t do anything that depends too much on co-operation with other people. You need to be the lead person this week. Romance. You may be expecting a little too much from your partner. You may need to be more realistic this week and later you may be more demanding.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) It is very important that you are open to any opportunity. A chance will come, but not in quite the form you are expecting. Romance. Your partner will not be giving you as much support as you would like. There is a reason, but it may not be quite what you think! Don’t take the reason to heart.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You may be a little confused by recent events. Make sure you find out all the facts before you make a decision. Give yourself time to ponder over them. Romance. Your partner may be in a strange mood today. Don’t be too concerned and instead you should join in. Turn on music and dance!


ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) The Moon/Uranus Midpoint currently in your sign may make you a little impulsive. It’s up to you whether or not to act on these urges. Romance. The marriage of a person that you know will be under discussion this week. You may find that there are some important lessons to be learnt.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

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A comment which was meant as a joke should not be taken too seriously. Laugh it off and move on with your week. You may later find the humour in the comment. Romance. Do your best to avoid getting into a power struggle with your partner. It’s best to view all things as shared and not an issue of control.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) You may be a little excitable this week. You will get what you want - but you will have to calm down first. Try exercising to relieve this energy. Romance. Try not to feel too self-conscious. You may be trying a little too hard to create a good impression. Let your true self shine and you will come away with the relationship you want.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) This is not the time to give up trying! A lastminute surge of energy should be all that you need. Spend the week relishing the fact that things worked out. Romance. A meeting with friends will give you a chance to relax. Someone who is very quiet will have a lot to say later. Be sure to lend an ear.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)


Never underestimate a child’s ability

to get into more trouble.

– Martin Mull


A chance encounter with a dog or cat may be more significant than you realise. It is especially important to be kind to all animals this week. Romance. You may be enjoying the air of mystery, but at some stage you will have to tell everyone what is going on! Leave this for the end of the week.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Events which happened in your childhood may be having a much stronger effect on your feelings than you realise. Talk through these events with family. Romance. You may have forgotten to reply to a friend’s letter. Try not to let this person down. A paper letter will have much more meaning than an email.

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Arafura Sea Charters Pty Ltd T/as North Australian Marine & Security Services * Salvage & towing. * Security services specialising in marine based security packages. * Wharf & jetty construction & repair. * Coastal communitity transfers & freight servicing, specialising in difficult access areas. * Marine consultants & logistical services. * Testing & tagging of electrical equipment Ph: 8987 2056 / 0439 289 938 •

Ship Schedules Toll Marine Logistics Vessel Due in Monday 01/10/12 Freight available for collection after 1pm on Tuesday.

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


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

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Morningside Electrical Specialists in: Electrical and Airconditioning • Installation, • Maintenance and • Service 5 Miller Close Ph: 8987 3666 Fax: 8987 3341

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is all about people. We are committed to providing a meaningful and rewarding career in a supportive environment. We value respect, collaboration, professionalism, results and innovation. People working in FaHCSIA provide support that touches on the lives of every Australian family and community in some way. We are responsible for about a quarter of the government’s budgetary outlays and we are the government’s principal source of advice on social policy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.

Indigenous Engagement Officer (Non-ongoing) APS4 $60,086 - $66,693

Northern Territory State Office An exciting job opportunity is available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to work for the Australian Government to contribute to positive outcomes for Indigenous Australians. To achieve this you will be working across governments, with other organisations and together with Indigenous communities for more innovative, flexible and accountable approaches. The workplace offers a flexible working environment, a commitment to workplace diversity and is suited to balancing your needs between work and life. Vacancies currently exist in Belyuen, Gapuwiyak, Yirrkala and Ramingining (Ramingining - part time position)

Contact Officers: Belyuen: Deb Lockhart, Phone: (08) 8928 6216 / (08) 8978 5463 Gapuwiyak: Nat Short, Phone: (08) 8968 8401 Yirrkala: MaryClaire Milikins, Phone: (08) 8987 3814 / 0467 808 959 Ramingining: Tony O’Leary, Phone: (08) 8979 7997 / 0477 306 472 (part time position)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 12th October 2012 at 5.00pm AEST How to apply For further information visit “Careers in FaHCSIA” at or contact Recruitment on (02) 6146 8068. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.

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Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

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PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Phone: (08) 8939 2200 Fax: (08) 8987 2451 Email:



PHONE: (08) 8987 8322 • Tilt tray 9m • Tipper trucks – 4T to 12T • Excavator – All attachments • Backhoe • Bobcats – All attachments • Concrete pump • Dingo • EWPs • Scissor lift up to 6M • Boom lift up to 15M • Gensets – 6kva to 100kva • Portable A/C – 5kw to 100kw • Jack hammers – Air and electric • Compressors • Airless paint sprayer • Safety fencing • Assorted construction and garden tools • And much more!

Now stocking all your PPE requirements in Nhulunbuy • Safety boots • Gloves • Clothing • Hard hats • Safety glasses etc.

Open 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday Full Mechanical Workshop on site Call 0408 286 080

ARNHEM HYDRAULICS & EQUIPMENT MOB: 0438 873 512 11 Durack Close, Nhulunbuy 14 – Arafura Times

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Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm, Friday 28 September, 2012 for the purchase of the above vehicles. The vehicles are offered in an as is condition and can be inspected by contacting Greg Hanslow at the Corporation’s Works Depot on 8987 1753 during office hours.

No. 1

Nissan Xtrail Station Wagon Reg. No. 767990 – 2006 Model – 40,843km

No. 2

Toyota Hilux Reg. No. 786365 – 2007 Model – 72,693km

Tenders should be placed in an envelope with the vehicle registration shown on the outside and lodged at the Corporation’s Office in Endeavour Square or by posting to the address below. Highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted and all tenders offered should be exclusive of G.S.T.




BIRTHDAY NOTICE HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY Cassy. Lots of love, Pat, Karyn, Jim and Charli.

Email your classifieds thru to ads@ arafuratimes. or call Shaz on 1300 0880 00

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ABTS Workshops – October 5, 2012 Engaging our increasingly multicultural and mobile workforce. 9am – 4pm, $330. Thriving on Change. 6pm – 7.30pm, $66. Venue: Block 4, Lab 4, Nhulunbuy Training Centre

Queens – Variety NT would like to thank the following local businesses and community groups for their great contributions towards the Oojah in the Grass Bash fundraising event.

Without you it would have not been possible! • Toll Marine Logistics (ongoing support for the Queens in so many ways) • Arnhem Gun Club (what a venue) • Gove FM • GIS • Airnorth • YBE • Pacific Aluminium • Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club • LCE • Nhulunbuy Corporation • ISS Security • Gove Fire Services • Bollywood Belles – Variety NT • Arafura Festival • And of course… OOJAH COCKRAINE!

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Closing 10 Oct 2012 T12-1535 - Katherine Region - NEW QTOL ENABLED - Hodgson River Road Installation of Four Concrete Inverts. T12-1541 - Katherine Region - NEW QTOL ENABLED - Western Creek Road Resheeting from CH16.7 to CH21.8.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Closing 17 Oct 2012 D12-0300 - All Centres - Provision of Maintenance & Support of the Jade Coordinated Community (JCC) Applications i/c Community Care Information System (CCIS), Primary Care Information System (PCIS) & Integrated Clinical Workstations (ICW) for a Period of 36 Months. SUPPLY AND DELIVERY Closing 10 Oct 2012 D12-0338 - All Centres - Hospitals - Supply and Delivery of Pharmaceuticals Products and Intravenous Fluids for a Period of 36 Months - Inspection on 20/09/2012 at 10:00.


Arafura Times is now offering free classifieds to our East Arnhem Land readers who post their classifieds on the Arafura Times facebook page. You can find us on facebook by searching “Arafura Times”. People wishing to post classifieds on the Arafura Times facebook page should “like” the Arafura Times page before posting. To appear in the Wednesday edition of the Arafura Times, you should post your classified on or before the Sunday evening prior. We will then collate these classifieds from the facebook page first thing Monday morning, for publication in Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper. To avoid problems with classifieds being repeated unnecessarily, each classified will only

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Administrative Officer 6 Remuneration Package Range $85 712 – $95 660 (Comprising salary $74 551-$83 341, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)

Arnhem Region Executive, Nhulunbuy Ongoing The Department is seeking a motivated and self starting person to join its Arnhem office as the Executive Officer. The Executive Officer provides high level of corporate, secretariat and coordination support to the Executive Director. The role requires exceptional organisational and relationship building skills. The position forms part of a regional team which is client focused and cohesive. The positions is based Nhulunbuy and has leadership responsibilities for two administration staff. Further information regarding this vacancy can be found at or by contacting James Rogers on (08) 8987 0409. Applications should address the Selection Criteria. Quote vacancy number: 27638 Closing date: 7 October 2012 The Northern Territory Government is an equal opportunity employer and values an inclusive and diverse workforce NT12874 adcorp

Classifieds for our facebook friends • 1300 659 247

There are a few terms and conditions for the free classified advertisements. These are:

• Free classifieds are limited to non-business advertisers who are resident in East Arnhem Land. Business advertisers can post on the Arafura Times facebook page, but only if they have paid advertisements in the Arafura Times print edition. Business advertisers who do not comply with this conditions will be removed from the Arafura Times facebook page. • There is a limit of 35 words for each free classified. People wishing to have more than 35 words printed in

be printed once in the Arafura Times print edition and will not be reprinted unless the classified is re-posted on our facebook page for the next print edition. A free classified can only be printed a maximum of three times in the print edition. We will be fine-tuning this free classified program over the next couple of months, and will keep readers posted on any changes/ improvements on our Facebook page and in future editions of the Arafura Times.

the Arafura Times will be subject to a fee of $15, including GST, for up to 70 words, and must be able to pay for this fee by credit card prior to publication. Classifieds over 70 words will not be accepted for publication in the Arafura Times print edition. • There are strict fair usage terms on free classifieds and home or micro-business operators are not eligible for free classifieds. • Free classifieds must have a phone contact or email address included with them, for them to be printed in the Arafura Times. If the Arafura Times is unable to verify the bona fides of any advertiser, we will not print the free classified in the newspaper.

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• The Arafura Times web editor has final say on all of the above matters. • Any questions, please contact Arafura Times publisher, Corey Bousen, on publisher@regionalandremote. . • As mentioned above, business advertisers can post on the Arafura Times facebook page, but only if they have paid advertisements in the Arafura Times print edition.

Arafura Times has weekly advertising packages available for as little as $25 per week, so contact Corey Bousen on 0428 191 002 or publisher@regionalandremote. to receive your customised advertising proposal.

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THE Nhulunbuy High School annual surf carnival was held at Town Beach on Wednesday, September 12. Students experienced a range of surf rescue techniques through the guidance and coaching of our own students who are qualified surf lifesavers. These students hold either a Surf Rescue Certificate or a Surf Bronze Medallion.

These students were: Pia Lynch, Gabby McGrath, Grace Chamberlain, Meagan Morris, Sarah Pickett, Bella Marrable, Sam Smith, Maddeline Barnett, Sally Naughton, Molly Osborne, Tom McGrath, Jesse Chamberlain, Savanne Canobie, Alex Parfitt and Jack Pitkin. A huge thanks to these students who did themselves proud by showing

excellent leadership and surf skills. Students had a fantastic day on the beach and were kept safe by a group of volunteer surf lifesavers who either gave up their day off or were allowed by their employers to take the day to enable the carnival to go ahead. We would sincerely like to thank Matt Houston, Jackie McGrath, Michael Stimpson, Emma Putland, Bernie

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Whelan, Grant Barnett, Brett Parfitt, Darryl Stewart and Nicole Stewart for their role in the day. We would also like to thank the Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club for allowing us to use the club facilities and equipment. Extra shade was provided, including a tent from Lynne Walker, the Member for Nhulunbuy.

High School holds surf carnival


Phil Sampson sent us in this photo of his catch recently. Nothing beats heading out on the water to fish for your supper. There will be a few suppers from all these fish. Please send in your catch of the week, or rather a photo of it, to editor@

NT Junior 8-ball titles for Gove THE Junior 8-ball NT championships are being held in Nhulunbuy in October. The titles will be held at the Arnhem Club from October 3-5 and, although there are now only two Junior players, the club is sure to put on an excellent competition. There will be between 20-25 players from Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Litchfield and Darwin playing against the local players for the chance to represent the NT in the Australian titles in South Australia early next year. The Territory competition rotates between clubs annually and it is the turn of Gove to play host this year. There are categories for the Under 12s, U15s and U18s as well as a single competition. This will be for the best player from each team and is not depend-

ant on age. The competition will start at 9am on Wednesday and go all day with the presentation on Friday night. The competition is on during the school holidays and anyone interested is welcome to come along and offer support to the players. As part of their fundraising effort for the Junior 8-ball club to put on the event they were at the Nhulunbuy Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Volleyball helping out. The Junior 8-ball club has been in Gove for over 20 years and participant numbers have varied during that time. Jack Richter has been playing for a number of years and has played in the Australian titles five times. He will again be playing for the chance to do so again at the titles.

Volleyball results ROUND six of the Gove Volleyball competition was played on September 18. Results were: Energizers defeated Mad Hatters 3 set to 1 -best players were Tash, Chavon, Paul and Brett. Congo defeated Some Spike it Hot 2-1- bext players Cherie, Abbie, Jamie and Jason. Techo Tigers defeated Raggae Rockets 4-0 - best players Tara, Marilla, Justin

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and David. One Hit wonders defeated The Wilsons 2-1 - best players Lyn, Creena, George and Paul. Airtime defeated Meet the Blockers 2-1 - best players Sally, Laura, Davin and Matt. BallzUp defeated Caustic Jock 3-0 best players Olivia, Loz, Tim and Adam. Indecision defeated Set to Kill 4-0. Shake and Bake defeated Drink Spikers 3-1.

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Student participation was very high with eight different activities ranging from rescue boards, flag relays, tennis ball retrieval to beach volleyball. Staff supervisors joined in and had a great day too. Thanks to Denise Marrable for overall organization. In the afternoon, house competition was fierce. The winning team was Roper.


Billfish event to launch season

THE Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club 2012 Walkabout Lodge John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge will be contested on October 13 and 14. This year will see teams competing for the coveted title of Champion Team along with the major prize of a Shimano Tiagra 30W game fishing reel awarded to each angler of the winning team. Teams consisting of two, three or four anglers will fish the waters around Gove for two great competitive days and this Billfish Challenge will showcase the regions highly regarded billfish fishery challenging both angler and teams. Entry fee for competing anglers is adult $60 and juniors $30 and includes tournament entry, the 2012 John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge presentation dinner and tickets for the lucky door prizes and giveaways at the Walkabout Lodge.

This event is a sanctioned tag and release billfish competition and all entrants are required to be members of the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club or affiliated game fishing club and the Northern Territory Game Fishing Association. The purpose of this tournament organised by the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club is to encourage responsible game fishing. This event will be conducted in accordance with the NRSFC constitution and NRSFC tournament guidelines. Collect and submit your entry form by 5pm on Thursday, October 11, at The Walkabout Lodge or at Gove Tackle World & Outdoor. For more information and copies of the tournament rules and NRSFC guidelines please contact Ian (Shep) 0412 892 703 or Murray on 0417 820 001, or write to PO Box 870 Nhulunbuy NT 0881 or govefishingclub@

Nhulunbuy Town Board Inc.

Report – Meeting 18 September, 2012 The Town Board met on Tuesday, 18 September 2012. Topics discussed at the meeting were – • Digital TV: The Board was informed that the installation of the digital TV rebroadcasting equipment was planned for the last week of September / first week of October 2012. This was dependent on delivery of the equipment via the barge. This will mean that the commercial channels would be digital. SBS and ABC would still be available on analogue. Generally, if residents were able to view these channels now, they should be able to receive them digitally, as long as their TV set had a

digital tuner. Residents should ensure they were prepared for the switchover as the end of September was football finals weekend. • Road Issues: The Corporation will programme the recommended changes around roads / traffic in town around the operational work of the Corporation. Dr Ross Theedom explained to the Board that the proposed reseal of the airport runway has been postponed as the runway was deemed to be in good order. This affected the roadworks that were scheduled for the town roads as these works were dependent on the equipment and material being available

in town for the airport reseal. • Election for Town Board: The dates for the election to fill the current vacancy on the Town Board were tabled. The closure date for enrolment to vote: Thursday, 27 September 2012; closure date for nominations: Friday, 26 October 2012; election day: Saturday, 10 November 2012. • Chlorine / Fluoride Systems: The Board was told that the chlorine and fluoride systems are not working at the moment, but was reassured that the town water was still within safe parameters. Dr Theedom would look into legal requirements around the testing

Chairman: Dr Ross Theedom • Minute Taker: Estelle Cuperus • Telephone: (08) 8939 2200 • Registered Office: Town Administration Office, Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Postal Address: PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Incorporated in Northern Territory

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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: 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 Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577 Australian Breastfeeding Association Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E:

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264 Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha P: 0437 141 291 Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139 Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Angie Moyle P: 0408 838 498 or Facebook us at: Queens - Variety NT

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

Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.



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

RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

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

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 Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Paul Grover, P: 0400 978 114

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Ben Hurst P: 0410 833 292

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

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

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:

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

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

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

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of water to reassure residents around the safety of the town’s water supply. • Permit for 3 or more dogs: The Board asked whether there were set criteria for obtaining a permit to keep 3 or more dogs on a property. Dr Theedom informed the Board that residents had to complete an application form and each application was looked at individually. The final decision lay with the Town Administrator. There being no further business the meeting closed at 10:15am. The next Town Board meeting is to be held on Tuesday, 16 October 2012.

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

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Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 17 31.4 16 NIL Tuesday 18 33.5 16.7 NIL Wednesday 19 32.9 16.1 NIL Thursday 20 30.3 17.5 NIL Friday 21 30.9 17.4 NIL Saturday 22 30.5 18.1 NIL Sunday 23 30.4 18.0 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: TCE mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Sep. 17 to Sunday, Sep. 23

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1015.6 hPa on Monday Min: 1008.2 hPa on Sunday Averages for the month of September Max temp: 30.2 Min temp: 19.7 Rainfall: 4.2 mm

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Gopu win GAFL flag

By HAMISH SIMPSON The GAFL grand final between Gopu and Nguykal attracted a large boisterous crowd who witnesses Gopu run out comfortable 55-point winners against Nguykul. It was great to see the amount of work that had gone into the supporters’ outfits, and likewise good to see so many friends from the outstations and surrounding communities were able to make it in to watch what turned out to be a good clean and skilful game of Yolngu football. Nguykal had had a week’s rest after beating Gopu two weeks earlier and this showed early in the match as they jumped out of the blocks to eventually kick the first two goals of the match into the wind. Nguykal’s ruckman Bilo Bourne was the catalyst for Nguykal’s start; his centre tap

clearances were accurate and subtle whilst his vigour in open play kept the ball in Nguykal’s attacking half for the majority of the opening term. Gopu scrapped a couple of late goals to make it a one-point game at the first break. Gapan Yunupungu, Gopu’s full-forward, came into the match at the beginning of the second quarter, kicking the first two gaols in quick succession and putting a real spring in the step of the Gopu boys. ‘ Quentin Gurruwiw and Danny Bromot, Gopu’s engine room, compliment each other very well. Bromo does the grunt work in close and Quentin uses his agility and starting speed to conjour some midfield magic. The second quarter was where the game was opened up, Gopu’s kicked five goals to Nguykals single major. The second half was a tough tussle in which Gopu always

seemed to have the answers to Nguykal’s repeated questioning. Marradakthun Marika, Darryl Lacey and Robbie Clements battled valiantly all day for the Yirrkala team and were easily the pick of the Yirrkala boys. Gapan Yunupingu kicked gloriously to finish with seven goals from all angles. But Dongga Maymuru, Gopu’s 19-year-old full back, was voted as the best player on the day. He repelled many an attacking thrust and countered with classy switches of play and long open runs done the Gopu wing. After quarter time, Gopu kicked 14 goals to Nguykal’s five to run out convincing winners:L Gopu 16.9.105 to Nguykal’s 7.8.50. Well done to the Ski Beach boys and administrators, Lisa Yunupingu must be singled out for her tireless devotion to the Gopu team.

Eagles win women’s final

THE women’s football grand final started at midday under a blazing sun. The girls have likewise had a successful season. Comparing their first game of the year to the proficiency, fitness and agility of the grand final is like comparing apples with orange helicopters. Again Biyamarr Mununggurr was a standout. She dominated the NT athletics titles for her age and was impossible to catch and is also beautifully skilled and balanced at top speed. Lara Poupard battled well across half forward for the Lions and dished out a

few big hits (and some friendly fire) to have the other women looking sideways at the contest. Emma Kennedy and Phillipa were an excellent ruck and rover combination and lots of the Eagles’ forward movements were a result of their great clearance work in the middle of the ground. Well done to all involved with the successful inaugural season of women’s football here in Nhulunbuy. The Eagles ran out winners on a sweltering day 3.4.22 to the Lions 1.2.8, but, as evidenced by the dancing at the Arno that night, there was obviously plenty of gas left in the tank!

A massive congratulations must be extended to all players and officials who played the match in excellent spirits. It was nice to see the excellent sportsmanship post match where Nguykal’s players and supporters graciously joining the presentations. Des O’Sullivan and Damien Djerrkura must be congratulated for developing a bunch of raw but talented footballers into a fit and disciplined outfit. Things are certainly moving in the right direction for Nguykal as Nathan Djerrkura makes his way back from carving them up at the Western Bulldogs to Yirrkala. \They will be a formidable force in 2013. Thanks you to the GAFL sponsors Miwatj and Lynne Walker for helping to make the 2012 season a great success. Have a great summer everyone, see you next year.

Juniors kick off GF day YIRRKALA Oval saw the culmination of all things AFL on Saturday. The juniors kicked things off with their first full-ground match for the year. The four teams that have made up the 10-a-side competition all year were combined to chase the sherrin on the wide expanses of Yirrkala oval. They acquitted themselves manfully with some awesome teamwork and skill. These boys have been training all year as a group and their skill development has been noteworthy. At the start of the year there was much to learn, but these youngsters were eager to learn and by years-end their movements were instinctive and crisp. The friendships that started this year will hopefully develop as will their football.

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