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Teaching in two worlds

NEW Yirrkala School Principal Dhalalu Ganambarr-Stubbs faces some huge challenges in the year ahead - from raising literacy rates to getting more kids turning up at school. The school’s third-ever Yolngu Principal also follows in some big footsteps - the first Yolngu Principal of the school was the late and great singer of Yothu Yindi, Dr Yunupingu. Also, read all about the early success of the school’s new attendance program, Page 2.>>

Union claims victory over Rio By MATT GARRICK A PROMINENT workers’ union has claimed a small success for employees’ rights during the wind-down period of the Gove refinery. The Australian Workers’ Union

(AWU) lodged a dispute with the Fair Work Commission on January 16, claiming Rio Tinto had not provided enough information to employees who were under the pump to make decisions about their future. A form produced by the company

for employees to decide their future pathway - called My Future Plan - had to be handed in on January 17, where workers chose whether they most wanted to be made redundant, redeployed or remained in Gove. The AWU said the form had some


unfair stipulations on it, locking workers into the preferences they made in January, even if they changed their minds later on. The union claimed success in their dispute last week, and Rio have been forced to change conditions of this document - workers are now able to



change their preferences if they wish. AWU site delegate for Rio Tinto’s Gove Operations Garry Lynch, who was at the heart of the push for the dispute claim, said it was a great win for the union and its members. Continued Page 3 >>



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New Yirrkala Principal to walk in two worlds NEW Yirrkala School Principal Dhalalu Ganambarr-Stubbs has stepped into some big shoes by taking on the role - and knows she will be just the right person to fill them. The third-ever Yolngu Principal of the community’s school, Ms Ganambarr faces the arduous challenges of raising school-attendance n u m b e r s , i mp r o v i n g literacy rates, and living within the means of potential pending cuts to education resources. But the long-time teacher, author and former Yothu Yindi dancer says she is ready for it all. “It’s challenging and overwhelming; I know

that the community are expecting a lot of good things to happen while I’m the Principal, and I will make sure that I follow their wishes. “But I will also follow the wishes of the Department of Education, make performance management in the school stronger, look very closely at the plans for the school and the children’s curriculum.” She said raising levels of literacy in both English and local languages was a top priority. “I want to have community come in and sit down and read with them, English and YolnguMatha. “We want to lift the

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New Principal of the Yirrkala Community School Dhalalu Ganambarr-Stubbs is ready for the challenges of 2014.

English up, especially in the middle years and secondary.” The biggest challenge of the new role will be keeping the numbers of students coming to school each day steady, she said. “That goes with educating parents, teaching them the importance of getting their kids to school.” Ms Ganambarr has entered the role following the departure of former

principal Leonard Freeman, who has left to run a remote school in the East Arnhem community of Baniyala (Yilpara). During his tenure, Mr Freeman was a mentor for Ms Ganambarr, she said. “Unbeknownst to him, I watched how he dealt with people. “He was my mentor last year, just by me watching and learning from him.

“I thank him for his hard work, especially with the community; he was amazing and it’s unfortunate that we’ve lost him, but we wish him well out at Yilpara.” Ms Ganambarr, who has been working in the region’s education sector since 1982, said she’d known over the last few years that she wanted to be a Principal. “You have to have a determined and strong

mind to want to do that. “I’m fortunate to have strong family in my life, strong colleagues around me to help me along with this job, and a strong community.” Back in the late 1980s, the Yirrkala School’s first Principal of Yolngu descent was the famous education advocate and lead singer of Yothu Yindi, the late Dr Yunupingu, who passed away last year.

Early success in attendance program ATTENDANCE UP: Yirrkala School students Gadaman Gurruwiwi, Yinimala Maymuru and Barrindi Ngurruwuthun with School Attendance Officers Multhara Munungguritj, Amos Wurramarrba and Bobby Wanambi.


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FROM the start of last week, the children of Yirrkala have been rising to some different sounds each morning. Seven local residents have been hired as new Attendance Officers, to get kids to school, walking the streets with megaphones and whistles, and ringing bells outside the houses of students from 7am. Yirrkala Community School is one of 40 schools across the Territory chosen to be part of the new government-run program to get kids up and ready for school each morning. And by all reports, the children are responding happily, and getting to school in high numbers. In its first days of operation in Yirrkala, the attendance program has been hailed as an early success. Last week, 143 students turned

up to school out of an enrolled 200 - which new Principal Dhalalu Ganambarr-Stubbs said was something of a record. “Every year we see around 100 attending out of around 200 enrolled in the first term. “From term three onwards, in the dry season, the numbers seem to fall, when students tend to go back to their Homelands, there are lots of ceremonies happening and people travel from community to community following ceremonies.” Ms Ganambarr-Stubbs said the school was now working to identify where each child from the community goes during the year, causing them to miss school. “We are getting the information about where they go, if they’re not in Yirrkala. “And we are teaching parents

about the importance of education for every child.” She said if parents take their children out of school to visit Homelands, they should be aware there are schools out in the bush as well. “Wherever you go, there is a school there. “If they are enrolled at Yirrkala School for a term and then suddenly disappear, we want to know where they are. “They might be at a Homeland or another community - but we want to have information that they are attending school, somewhere.” The new attendance scheme was spearheaded by Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion, who was last week on a whistle-stop tour of remote Territory schools that have begun implementing the program.


Rio starts shutting down refinery

Shorten in town this week

FEDERAL Labor leader Bill Shorten (above) is expected to visit Nhulunbuy this week. Reports have said Mr Shorten will be in town this Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7, to meet with local leaders and assess Gove’s current situation. He will be accompanied by Federal Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon and NT Senator Nova Peris. Local Labor MLA Lynne Walker has commented on Mr Shorton’s visit, calling it “a journey which federal ministers have not bothered to make” (full comment, page 8) >>. Mr Shorten is also the former National Secretary of the Australian Worker’s Union (AWU), who have this week been in the spotlight for their win in a dispute claim about employees rights for information during the wind-down period at Rio Tinto’s Gove refinery.

RIO Tinto started the suspension of alumina production at its refinery in Nhulunbuy on Monday, February 3, with the first of three production stages being taken off-line. A period of about two months is now required to empty tanks and other storage vessels, clean tanks, pipework and other equipment, and prepare equipment to move to care and maintenance mode. There will be 90 people leaving Rio’s workforce during this Stage One ramp-down, which will be expected to be finished by the end of March. Spokesman for Rio Tinto’s Gove Operations Anthony Havers said 90 per cent of the workforce leaving in the first stage requested redundancies as their first preference. Gove Operations commenced

a process in early December last year that gave employees the opportunity to indicate whether they would like to continue working at the operation, seek redeployment to another Rio Tinto operation, or participate in the redundancy program. Gove Transition Project Director Jo-Anne Scarini (right) said: “The operation remains focused on completing an orderly and safe ramp down in alumina production. “We have taken stages off-line previously and have proven and established procedures to complete this work. “A key priority is to support employees and their families during the transition. “The company has put in place a number of support initiatives, such as enabling employees

leaving the business to remain in Rio Tinto houses on affordable rental terms and increasing the level of relocation assistance available. “Rio Tinto remains committed to matching employee preferences with business needs wherever possible. “While the operation has been able to accommodate the preferences of 90 per cent of people in this first phase, this is not possible in all cases,” Ms Scarini said. The company has said it is providing a range of support services to assist employees and their families during the transition, including professional counselling, and careers and financial planning advice. Ramp down of a second production stage will start at

the beginning of April and the ramp down of the third and final production stage will start in early June.

Rio releases new population estimate of 1200 IN a report presented to the Gove Taskforce late last month, Rio Tinto released their estimations of the town’s population following the closure of the Gove refinery. The report has estimated the population could fall from 4072 people (a figure from the 2011 census) to 1200. This figure is based on the scenario that no actions are taken to minimise the impact of the refinery’s closure. If strategies are implemented and

effective at minimising the impact to the community, Rio has estimated the population would stabilise at around 2145. Some of these strategies being considered include the company’s new housing policy, which would enable existing employees to remain in company housing beyond their employment with Gove Operations, on “favourable rental terms”. Figures for the town’s school-aged

population could drop to 275, if no mitigation strategies are successfully implemented, the estimates suggest. If the successful mitigation policies are put into place, then the school-aged population could stay steady at around 475. This will still mean a large drop from the 2011 census figure of 947. These figures were determined by Rio using a number of factors, including the reduction of the Rio Tinto workforce

from the town, and their families. The report, put out by Project Director of the Gove Transition Jo-Anne Scarini, said the internal estimates have been shared with the NT and Australian Governments, “which has enabled them to further consider the potential social and economic impacts and undertake their own economic modelling and in particular consider the impacts for government service provision to the region”.

Union claims victory over Rio << From Page 1 “There are a few of our guys who have wanted to change their minds. “Since D-Day (when the form was due to be handed in on January 17) another three jobs have been released. “So people might have put that they wanted redundancy before D-Day, without people knowing that these new jobs were going to exist. “And hence, that’s why we wanted to have a better picture of what the future structure looked like, so people knew properly what their options

were.” Mr Lynch said the picture of the future of Gove Operations portrayed by Rio had been, and remained, “very vague”. “They’re still not coming clean as to what they’ve got on their cards. “And by the sounds of it, they’re stressing about it more than what we are, because now that all the forms have come in, they hadn’t realised that so many people wanted to go. “There’s going to be a lot of shortfalls there.” On January 23, Rio’s Gove Transi-

tion Project Director Jo-Anne Scarini released a report to the recently formed Gove Taskforce - a partnership between community members, the Federal and NT Governments and the Northern Land Council - detailing their internal estimates of potential impacts to the community following the refinery’s closure. In this report, it was stated that “one hundred per cent of employees submitted their preference form, which we believe demonstrates the effectiveness of the company’s communication and consultation”.

“Rio Tinto’s aim is to try to match individual employee preferences with business needs, where possible. “We intend to continue our high level of consultation and communication with employees throughout the changes occurring at the site.” The 10-page document also stated that “the future organisation structure has been locked in with progress on matching people to the roles in the structure”. The AWU has been advising members wishing to change their preferences to do so as soon as

possible. “The ball’s rolling pretty fast at the moment - we are advising people to get it done before February 11, because, as the commissioner said, the longer you leave it, the less support you’re going to get.” said Mr Lynch. Any employees who wish to change their preferences because of new information, or alternatively, because they received little or no information about the future structure can now utilise an Exceptional Circumstances Request form to resubmit their preferences.



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Rio’s role on Indigenous Council faces scrutiny

“ THE Australian head of Rio Tinto must prove he still deserves his spot on Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Indigenous Advisory Council, a prominent Territory politician has said. The company’s seat on the council first came into question last November,


They’re meant to be at the table working on what the alternative jobs and industries are that are going to be generated here as a transition.

after Rio decided to stop production at their Gove refinery. Criticism has been raised that the Gove closure could leave a lack of job opportunities for the Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land. NT Labor leader Delia

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understanding the responsibility of getting Gove a Structural Readjustment Package, understanding the responsibility of looking at FIFO opportunities for the workforce that aren’t going to have a job here. “They’re meant to be at the table working on what the alternative jobs and industries are that are going to be generated here as a transition. “So if he wants to stay on the Indigenous Advisory Council, then he must earn his seat at the table by assuring that every effort is made by Rio . . . to invest in Nhulunbuy and the region.”

These calls came just a day after Mr Peever outlined the company’s vision for the future of the nation’s Indigenous workforce, to an Indigenous Jobs Review headed by mining magnate Andrew Forrest. He wrote that changes needed to be made in fields, such as education and housing, in order to improve job prospects for Indigenous people across remote Australia. “At a foundation level, significant improvement is required in areas such as early childhood education, basic literacy and numeracy, education, accommodation and health,”

Mr Peever wrote. He also talked of the need for more-affordable housing and transport opportunities, to help get Indigenous people and their families into work. “Greater assistance and incentives to develop affordable housing stock that would enable employees to move with their immediate family to where the job opportunities exist and/ or to provide funding and support for innovative transport options where economies of scale may not exist.” Ms Lawrie said Mr Peever and Rio must look for economic ventures within East Arnhem Land

to invest in, to help prop up the region’s job market for the future. “ W h e t h e r t h a t ’s establishing alternative industries that don’t currently exist here, such as commercial fisheries, such as aquaculture, such as aged-care services how many Yolngu people would that help, David Peever? Earn your place at that table.” Rio has said that in the third quarter of last year, the company employed approximately 1650 Indigenous people in permanent roles across its Australian operations, representing 7.3 per cent of their total workforce.

Questions on use of language in Rio report RESIDENTS were quick to notice an extract of an annual Rio Tinto production report released this month, that noted the company would “close” their Gove refinery. This term was at odds with the language regularly used by the mining giant’s public relations team, who have always used the term “put into care and maintenance mode” rather than “closed”. Member of the Gove Community Advisory Committee (GCAC) Hannah Seaniger (right) sent an email out soon after she was made aware of the use of the word “closed”, implying that closure of the plant would change things dramatically for the town. “That the refinery is not planned to ever be opened (for all they say care and maintenance)

presents a different picture with new development opportunities to be explored. “I’m sure that in the coming days questions will be asked of the NT and Federal Government about what will happen to the plant - will it be removed and the land restored in line with lease

obligations?” On page 15 of the 26 page Rio report, it stated: “On 29 November 2013, Rio Tinto announced plans to close the Gove refinery in 2014; the Gove refinery has been transferred from ‘Rio Tinto Alcan’ to ‘Other Aluminium’.” After this use of language sparked scrutiny from the community, the company were quick on the defence, with a spokesman saying that “Rio’s position hasn’t changed”. The spokesman pointed out that on page four of the same document, it stated: “The refinery will move to care and maintenance from July 2014 to ensure it is prepared for a potential re-start in the future. “It will therefore continue to be reported separately from Rio Tinto Alcan.”

Rio’s bauxite production hits record high in 2013 By COREY BOUSEN RIO Tinto’s Gove mine produced a record eight million tonnes of bauxite in 2013, up marginally on the previous year, according to the company’s annual production report. Alumina production at Rio’s Gove refinery was steady at 2.3 million tonnes. The report, which was released last month, also showed that Rio Tinto’s Weipa mine produced a record 26.3 million tonnes of bauxite in 2013, up 13.2 per cent from 2012. The report showed that 5.8 million tonnes were produced at Weipa in 1Q 2013, with 6.8 million tonnes, 7 million tonnes and 6.8 million tonnes produced in the subsequent three quarters. Overall, Rio Tinto said fourth-quarter bauxite production set a new quarterly record at 11.4 million tonnes and was seven per cent higher than the same period in 2012. Bauxite production for 2013 was up 10 per cent against 2012, with 43.2million tonnes produced globally (of which 61 per cent came from Weipa). As for alumina, overall, fourth-quarter Rio Tinto Alcan alumina production was one per cent lower than the same period in 2012.


Lambley assesses Tie your boat or it’ll go afloat Gove situation THE Northern Territory’s Health Minister Robyn Lambley (right) visited Gove late last month, to listen to the concerns of health workers in the face of Rio’s refinery closure. She met with Health Department staff and Non-Government Organisations to discuss the NT Government’s support for the community and its health services following Rio Tinto’s decision to curtail operations at the refinery. “From speaking with staff, I was encouraged by feedback that they were pleased to be able to speak with me, as their Ministerial representative, and I gave them my commitment to relay their thoughts, suggestions and questions to my Cabinet colleagues. “I am determined to stay abreast of the issues related to Rio Tinto’s decision and to support the Department of Health and staff through this difficult time.” She said the visit was an opportunity to answer questions and listen to concerns of health staff and use this information to help inform the NT Government’s support of the town and surrounding areas. “I have spoken with staff at the Gove Hospital and Nhulunbuy Clinic, run by Miwatj Health Service, and am encouraged by their ‘get on with it’ attitude and dedication to their work,” Mrs Lambley said. She also said she was focused on ensuring she stays connected with all regions, and plans to continue visiting remote regions to hear the voices of health workers across the NT.

On The Beat with NT

A boat washed up at Crocodile Creek, near the refinery, last Friday, January 31.


POLICE have reminded people to tie up their boats during cyclone season. A wayward motor boat was discovered washed-up at Crocodile Creek at around 10am, last Friday, January 31, with the owner nowhere in sight. Police tracked the owner down at a residence at Wallaby Beach (Biritjimi) later that afternoon. Sergeant Erica Sims said the owner was lucky the boat hadn’t floated out to sea, and urged locals to keep their boats properly tied during the period of rough weather.


Alleged drug gang leader arrested A 31-YEAR-OLD man alleged to be the head of a drug syndicate that has been supplying cannabis to remote communities, including in East Arnhem Land, was arrested in Palmerston last Wednesday. Two men, aged 18 and 19, also allegedly involved, were arrested in the Police operation as well. Members of the Remote Community Drug Desk (RCDD), a section of the Drug Squad, arrested two of the men in a Palmerston car-park as part of Operation Elva. Police alleged that 224 grams of cannabis and $1300 cash was seized during the arrest. Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Schiller said the syndicate has been supplying drugs to communities such as Groote Eylandt, Gunbalanya and Daly River.

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Ian ‘Everywhere’ off to another galaxy

Prodigal sons rock the south lands AN East Arnhem group has taken their act south of the border, to headline Victoria’s biggest Indigenous festival. Held last Saturday, February 1, as part of the popular annual St Kilda Music Festival in Melbourne, the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering program featured a diverse range of Indigenous acts from across Australia. Headlining the bill was Yirrkala singer Yirrmal Marika, and his band the Yolngu Boys. Emerging artist Yirrmal is related to Elcho Island singer Geoffery Gurrumul Yunupingu on his mother’s side. His father, local Witiyana Marika, was a singer and dancer in Yothu Yindi. Yirrmal has been touted by music critics as “an exceptional new talent”. He finished year 12 at a private boys school in Geelong in 2012. Two of his bandmates, Jerol Wunungmurra and Dion Wunungmurra, come from down the dirt track in Gapuwiyak. The aspiring musicians have been touring steadily over the past two years, making a name for themselves on the East coast. They’ve recently performed at festivals alongside artists such as Blue King Brown, Kate Miller-Heidke and Neil Murray. Songwriter and guitarist Yirrmal has a powerful voice, singing songs about his homeland and culture with feeling. “We’re living in two worlds, learning in two worlds, carrying a message, a sharing of culture,” Yirrmal said of his music. “We aim to set an example for Indigenous youth, and to be being strong, positive role models for the young generation.” Other Indigenous musical and dance acts that played on the day included hip-hop group the Yung Warriors and singer-songwriter Scott Darlow. Yalukit Wilum Ngargee also featured an art exhibition, a cultural heritage walk and a cinema screening, and aimed to showcase the diversity of Australian culture to southern audiences.

Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys rocked the St Kilda Festival in Melbourne last weekend.

will continue to prosper,” Ian said. He said he would try to continue to play a part as the Arts and Cultural representative on the Gove Community Advisory Committee (GCAC) for the time being. He will also still be involved in the Gove Amateur Astronomy Club, and said he will endeavour to continue running his astronomy workshops at the annual Garma festival. “The Astronomy Club will probably go into a bit of a sabbatical until the dust settles, but we’ve got plans to keep everything safe and ready to

go again when the time is right. “I may even come back and do some astronomy nights over the next six months.” In the last year alone, Ian spearheaded the opening of the new Gove Regional Arts Centre located in the Captain Cook Community Centre (4C’s) and helped the fledgling Gove Film Society get off the ground. He’ll now be heading off to begin new ventures in Cairns, with his fiance Rose. The Arafura Times wishes to thank Ian for the tireless efforts he has put into Gove’s creative industries over the years.


School Attendance Supervisors and School Attendance Officers are local people from the community. They will work with students, parents, school staff and community members to help make sure all kids get to school every day. So if you or your family need help to get your children to school, ask your School Attendance Supervisor or School Attendance Officer. They will be working in many remote communities around Australia. To talk to someone in your State/Territory, phone: South Australia – (08) 8318 2100 Northern Territory 1800 089 148 Nhulunbuy, 1800 079 098 elsewhere New South Wales – (02) 5852 1000 Western Australia – (08) 62181400 or 1300 653 227 Queensland – (07) 4417 1000


Son of Yothu Yindi founding member Witiyana Marika, Yirrmal Marika has been busy making a name for himself on the music scene.

A MAN known as a pivotal wheel in the Gove arts and cultural scene over the last decade, Ian ‘Everywhere’ Maclean (left), will be among the workers in the first wave to leave town. Ian will be stepping down from his roles as President of Gove Peninsula Festival Association and President of Gove FM due to the loss of his job as a contractor at the Rio Tinto refinery. “I’m heartened by the fact that there are people taking up the reigns of the various organisations, and they’re among the people who are staying, so I’m hopeful that those organisations

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Frilled-neck Lizard, Yirrkala. PHOTO: MATT GARRICK

WEEKLY Every Wednesday. Barefoot Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm, followed by Karaoke. Every Wednesday. Open Mic Wednesdays - Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Every Thursday. Badge Draw, Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm, followed by Karaoke. Every Friday. TGIF Weekly Draw, in the Walkabout Tavern from 4.30pm, prizes drawn at 6.30pm. Every Friday. Jag the Joker, Arnhem Club, tickets from 5-6pm, draw 6-9pm. Every Friday. Gove Surf Club open from 4pm, great views and family atmosphere, BBQ 6-8pm. Every Friday & Saturday. Double Trouble live in the Beer Garden, 9pm-3am @ The Arnhem Club. Every Friday & Saturday. DJ Wil.K The Baddist, live in The Jam, 9pm 'til late - Walkabout Tavern. Every Saturday. Goose Club (tickets on sale from 11.30am), and Jam Session from 1pm at the Arnhem Club. Every Monday. Trivia at the Arnhem Club, from 6-8pm. Every Tuesday. Pool Comp at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm.


Sat 6. Waitangi Day celebrations, Gove Country Golf Club, 6.30pm. Info: (0432 377 492). Thu 13. Gove Tackle World and Outdoors Billfish Challenge Briefing Night, Gove Boat Club, 7pm. Sat 15. Gove Film Society screening: Lasseter's Bones. 4C's Community Centre (opposite the bakery), doors and bar open 6.30pm, movie starts 8pm. Sat 15. Bingo at the Arnhem Club from 2pm - 4pm. Strictly 18+. Sat 15 and Sun 16. Gove Tackle World and Outdoors Billfish Challenge Fishing Competition. Entry details @ Gove Tackle World.

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Gove is a unique place, with unique problems

THIS letter is from the Gove Peninsula Community Safety Action Group and is directed at the whole Gove Peninsula community. Nhulunbuy is no different to anywhere else in Australia - there are criminals living in our community. You increase your risk of becoming a victim if you don’t secure your property. We also have some unique problems here - alcohol is a unique problem and it’s something that people living in this community should be aware of. There are people who are alcohol-dependent and those with dependency and alcohol abuse issues are more likely to engage in criminal behaviour to access alcohol. Fridging is a widespread problem in our community; those who cannot access alcohol through legal/normal means, such as those without permits, underage or dependent are likely to be doing this - so residents have a responsibility living in this town to be aware of these types of issues. Police are asking residents to act responsibly in regards to this - by making sure you keep your alcohol and property safely secured. Keep your alcohol inside rather than outside. But if an incident of theft does occur, please make it your first priority to contact the Police. There have been rumours going around that

you will lose your liquor permit if alcohol is stolen from your outdoor fridge. This is not true - you will not lose your liquor permit in these circumstances. You have no control over someone trespassing on your property. If things are stolen, whether it is a bike or a carton of beer, we place that blame clearly on the offender. We encourage people to post on Facebook about such incidents, as it encourages others to look out for the offenders that might have committed some offences in the area and helps police find witnesses to the incident. It also alerts other people in the area that there could be people out and about committing crimes. But if you make the Facebook post at 3am and you think that’s more important than calling the Police, then there’s something wrong and we need to change that behaviour. We need to make sure that your first portof-call is to ring the Police. Most nights Police work to a certain hour. During the week it’s until 2am, on Friday and Saturday nights Police are around until 4am. Nhulunbuy Police can be contacted on triple zero (000) for all urgent matters, for non urgent assistance please call the station (8987 1333). There might be other occasions when police

are working past these times for other reasons and if they are not on duty, the call will go direct to the Darwin Police Communication Centre. If it’s urgent enough they will call Police out and they will attend. When Police get to work and find there has been multiple fridgings, houses broken into or cars stolen overnight, this impedes our investigation, especially when we are finding out mid-morning or later in the afternoon that it’s happened the night before. If Police know at the time that the offenders are still out and about and active, they can make arrests earlier and prevent further offending on that night, rather than allowing them to continue and create further victims on your street. Those in the community who believe they have a problem with alcohol can contact the following services to assist them; East Arnhem Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Service (8987 0445), Nhulunbuy AOD Service (8939 2900), Alcohol Drug and Information Service 24hr line (1800 131 350) and Resolve Counselling (8939 3400). Many thanks for your cooperation. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon, Officer-in-Charge, Nhulunbuy Police Chair Community Safety Action Group

Bringing back Mills is the answer: Not Giles IF ever there was a doubt that Adam Giles is unfit to lead anything at all, I think it was drummed home by his pathetic responses to the questions posed to him in last week’s paper (Chief in a time of transition, Arafura Times, Edition 974). Adam Giles seems to me to be the most-extreme example of that damaging and disastrous mix of arrogance and incompetence that the tiny gene pool of NT politics occasionally spews up. I had no idea that when Adam Giles and Tony Abbott spoke about

“jobs, jobs, jobs” before they got elected that they meant that they were going to sell out jobs, jobs, jobs to China. China subsidises energy to its manufacturing industries so that they can wipe out Australian industries. Australia’s government refuses to even power up 75 per cent of its land mass, wipes out manufacturers and farmers, doesn’t impose any tariffs on subsidised imports and calls it free trade. Now we’ve got to listen to Giles and his government blaming the

victims. I haven’t heard a word from Giles, his consultants or his handpicked committee about the future of the 1100 families who’ve lost their livelihoods. It’s as if the politicians have already moved on and written off the people, votes and support that they have had out of this community for decades. The only answer for Gove and the Territory is to bring back Terry Mills as soon as possible. Mr Mills is one of the few

politicians who has been brave enough to try and explain the importance of this region to his illiterate colleagues on both sides of the house. Though, in reality, there can be no doubt that incompetent politicians, over a long period, have almost ruined a great town and enterprise. I don’t think anyone should believe that the same incompetent politicians are capable of fixing it. David Mitchell, Nhulunbuy

Residents remain in an information void MY colleague Delia Lawrie, Territory Opposition Leader, had a very full and productive day when visiting last week, meeting with community and stakeholder groups in Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala and Gunyangara. The overwhelming message on that day, was that more than two months after the announcement to curtail refining operations, residents are still in an information void about exactly what Rio Tinto and Government plan to do to support the community when 1100 workers and their families leave. There is a beacon of some hope that when the Taskforce meets in Nhulunbuy on Tuesday, February 4, this week, Rio and the Territory and Federal Government will make some positive announcements and outline support and structural adjustment packages. However, the news from Shepparton in Victoria last week where SPC Ardmona have been advised not to expect any government support gives us an

indication as to the new era of business under Tony Abbott. Essentially, if a business can’t stand on its own two feet, then too bad. Mr Abbott doesn’t see it as his role to be supporting or protecting jobs. He is ideologically poles apart from Bill Shorten, Federal Leader of the Opposition, who will be visiting Nhulunbuy this Friday, a journey which federal ministers have not bothered to make. Bill Shorten will be accompanied by Warren Snowdon MP and Senator Nova Peris. START up to the year in town has seen students back to school in quite healthy numbers, but it is unclear how the Education Department will manage an inevitable decline in the student population. They must guarantee staffing positions and programs to ensure students at our preschool, primary and high school are not disadvantaged and will continue to receive a quality education. LOCAL clubs are getting their year underway

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as well, and I was pleasantly surprised at the large turnout at the Tennis Club, in spite of the rain, for sign-on last Saturday. There was also Electoral News much interest outside by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER Gove Tackle and Outdoors where a promotion was under way for the Airnorth Women’s Fishing Competition. Keen fisherwomen will have March 1 and 2 on their calendar for this unique competition, now in its tenth year. IN closing, be mindful that we still have three months of the wet season to go with conditions very different to last year. Do you have a cyclone kit packed and ready? Is your place and your family prepared for a cyclone?

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Jack of Hearts

Corporation to assist local scholar

BABY LOVE: Locals Emma Ken n ed y an d Leigh Caffery have welcomed a new bundle of joy into the world. Their first son, Jack J a m e s C a f f e r y, w a s born on January 16, at Gove District Hospital at 6.15pm, weighing 3.7kg. M s K e n n e d y, a n award-winning vet with the East Arnhem Shire, said the young family were now enjoying some precious time with their “very beautiful and happy little fella”.

BEING a university student can be expensive - and that’s why Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (NCL) will be helping one successful student foot the bills. The NCL Scholarship is currently open to all residents of the East Arnhem region, and is available to those who are enrolled to study at Charles Darwin University in either a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Higher Education course in 2014. The value of the Scholarship is $1000, to be made in two equal installments of $500 for each semester. A spokesperson for NCL said the Corporation “believed strongly in education as a means of self-development and accordingly is now seeking to offer

a resident a scholarship to assist them to gain a formal qualification”. The successful applicant will be enrolled or intending to enrol full time at CDU in a course in 2014, have a demonstrated passion, ability and initiative in their approach to their study, have demonstrated active relevant community involvement, be an Australian Citizen and reside in the East Arnhem region. Applications for the Semester One, 2014 NCL Scholarship must be submitted by 3pm, Friday March 7, 2014. For more information and to download an application form, visit www. or drop into the Information Centre at Nhulunbuy’s CDU Campus.

Lynne Walker Member for Nhulunbuy Electorate Office: Arnhem House Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy, NT 0880 Office hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 1pm • 2pm – 4.30pm Appointments outside these hours by arrangement

Sisterly care puts Emily on centre stage gaining skills for the future. She also currently runs The Grow Zone; a transitional program for disabled students entering adulthood. With a focus on gardening, the Grow Zone provides activities to help give the students a form of independence and the ability to transition into the workplace or other suitable avenues. Emily hopes to Locals Kaia and Emily Osborne. Emily has been nominated become a disability for a Young Achiever Award for her work caring for her sister. teacher to further allow her to work FRESH off the back of winning the NT Young Australian of the Year Award late with disabled students in the NT. She is also the NT Representative on last year, young carer Emily Osborne is lining up for another achievement award. the Australian National Young Carers The Nhulunbuy resident has been Action Team, through which she has said nominated in the 2014 Northern Ter- she “hopes to continue to advocate for ritory Young Achiever Awards for her Young Carers in the NT with the hope dedication to caring for a family member. of making more changes for my sister’s Emily has been nominated for the welfare in the future”. Emily was also nominated for the Young Carers Award, and is in the same Young Achiever Award last year. running to win $2000. The annual awards program aims to At age 19, Emily cares for her 20-year-old sister, Kaia, who is diag- encourage, acknowledge and reward nosed with a rare disorder which affects individuals who have made a difference in all areas of youth endeavours, and her speech and motor functions. Kaia’s disability means she is totally provide an opportunity for young people dependent, and relies on Emily and her to shine and gain recognition from their family to look after her throughout the community and fellow peers. Nominations are now closed, judging day and night. While caring for her sister, Emily will take place on February 20, and also looks after two other young women the Gala Awards Presentation Evening with disabilities twice a week, running will be held at SKYCITY, Darwin on activities and programs to assist them in Saturday, April 5.

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Back to school: First time for some IT was back to the books for kids of the region last week, with schools opening their doors for the first days of Term One, 2014. Kids packed the playgrounds at both Nhulunbuy High School and Nhulunbuy Primary on Wednesday, January 29, as pictured here, as well as at the Christian College and down in Yirrkala. The exciting life of High School greeted the new Year 7 students at NHS, while the new Transition littlies at the primary school experienced their first days of a big new world.

ABOVE LEFT: New friends, Transition students Katie Motram and Deegan Dumschat. ABOVE: Staff back in action too: Sue Clarke, Rhoda Shine and Maria Slatter. ABOVE RIGHT: Student Tanna Milkovich and Transition teacher Ms Lena Larsen. LEFT: CRAFTY FUN: Isabella Groves, Chloe Schultz and Jack Harper. RIGHT: Transition cuties Tanna Milkovich, Lily Wrathnal and Ivy Yannakouros.

Rochelle Briston, Rachel Dunn and Crystal Carr were happy to be back.

For Transition students Edward McIllree and Charlie Carstairs, the journey has just begun.

BACK TO THE BOOKS: Senior students Ryan Randle and Sam Matthews.

Denver, Ashleigh, Madison, Miss Cassie, Chloe and Bronte.

THE LADS: Winston, Angus, Lachlan, James, Sam, Finn, Kane and Jack.

FIRST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL: New Year Seven students Katelyn, Alana, Mackenzie, Demi, Corra-lee, Tayla and Bodhi.

Mates Jake O’Neil, Craig Mangwende and Alex Parfitt showed no signs of missing school holidays.

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DESPITE the recent wet weather, the sun shone for the Nhulunbuy Police Street Safety Barbecue last Friday afternoon. More than $2000 worth of prizes were handed out to the community’s kids on the occasion, as rewards for their street-smart behaviour during the summer holidays. Kids who were caught wearing helmets while riding their bikes or scooters during the holidays were given raffle tickets, making them eligible for cool winnings such as the grand prize of a new iPod. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said: “It was amazing to see so many kids wearing their helmets and their parents encouraging them to do so. “It’s a very important part of road safety, and Police are thrilled to be a part of supporting our children staying safe.” He put out a huge thank you to sponsors Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited, Anglicare, Gove Tackle World, Lynne Walker MLA, Gove Boat Club, LJ Hooker, Woolworths, Rotary Club and private resident Matthew Sandford for ABOVE LEFT: THAT’S LAWSOME: Snr Sgt Brendan Muldoon and Grand Prize winner of donating the swag of fantastic rewards on offer. a new iPod 5, Jacob Mery. ABOVE RIGHT: Abbey and Emma Muldoon with Moana Hutton. LEFT: MEMBERS OF OUR FRIENDLY FORCE: Robert Armitage and Csaba Boja. RIGHT: Nikki Cuperus won a scooter, presented by Snr Sgt Brendan Muldoon. BELOW: HELMET HEROES: Sam Hewitt, Leigh Trost, Code Ling and Wally Willis. BELOW LEFT: Foster and Carmel Gynell. BELOW RIGHT: Cassie and Harrison McIllree.

Winners Jacob Mery, Sarah O’Brien and Brianna Mery with Snr Sgt Brendan Muldoon. Riley O’Neal, Kaleb O’Brien and Logan Jaroslawski.

ABOVE: Rigby and Nick Campbell. BELOW: Kath and Ben Hewitt with Alfie Thompson. ABOVE: Charli Campbell, Amy Norris and Cloudie Callow. BELOW: Ali O’Neal and Jess Pitkin.

EVERY 1’S A WINNER: Will Smith, Joshua Blundell, Levi Provis and Noah Blundell.

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GOVE GETS KING HIT THOSE with a keen eye on the surf may have noticed that last week showcased the biggest tides of the year. King tides hit the Gove region last Sunday, February 2, with their peak able to be seen at 10.15am. Water lapped the wall at the Boat Club and the tree lines at Middle Beach and down at Yirrkalaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Camp. Residents who missed seeing the tides in Gove this year can head out

to Groote Eylandt, where the king tides will hit on February 25, with their peak at 6.30pm. Anyone who would like to share their king tide photos, please send them to au and/or visit, where you can share your photos and assist in building a picture of the threat posed by sea-level rise across Australia, and help document the potential impact of climate change.


The tides were lapping against Boatie wall at one stage.

MIDDLE BEACH Tides came up nearly to the tree line.

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Water was up over the causeway.


Picnic table behind Beach Camp.

BEACH CAMP, YIRRKALA Water hit the tree line.

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letters to the editor/comment

WELCOME to the Gove I feel confident in sayCommunity Advisory ing this because as a region Committee’s (GCAC) first we have for a long time regular newspaper column faced many challenges established with the support and in doing so contributed of the Arafura Times. significantly to Australia’s It is an opportunity for financial, historical and GCAC to keep you up to cultural wealth - from the date with a multitude of Bark Petition, Yothu Yindi communications, events, and the Prime Ministers support structures and activiAdvisory Group through ties that will help us shape the Djambawa Marawili. Now transition to a ‘new regional Chair of the Gove is another opportunity for community’ with Nhulunbuy Community Advisory us to again demonstrate our Committee Glenn Aitchison. resilience. being the service hub. Who’s who? Commitments The GCAC is in essence the ‘community There are good things happening as a arm’ of the Gove Taskforce - which is a result of the work linked in with the Gove partnership between us and the NT Govern- Taskforce. At this stage a few key commitment, Rio Tinto, Northern Land Council and ments and initiatives are: Federal Government. • There is a real commitment by the The Taskforce is coordinating and NTG and Rio Tinto to local procurement responding to the many current challenges, of services. This will help sustain business as well as developing proactive and creative and local jobs. ideas for how to turn opportunities into • There is a commitment by the NTG reality. GCAC is working for the immediate to sustaining Nhulunbuy as a regional hub. sustainability of regional services and This is important as a critical population population base as well as positioning for base is essential to future development and longer term development chances. attracting new people and industry. The challenges • The Federal Government is working We are working together with key with the Taskforce to develop a form of stakeholders to support the retention of key structural support packages for the region. commercial services, trades, education and • The NTG is in the process of scoping health services, businesses and community and evaluating over 30 ideas to support a structures in the town and region. sustainable population base and growth We know the cost of living is already high opportunities. in remote Australia and will continue to be • Rio Tinto is in the process of releasing without a viable population base. many policies to support their employees and A vital consideration of the taskforce we are anticipating more announcements that is to look for ways to support the many will align to community infrastructure and volunteer, sporting clubs, social and cultural services that will be essential in supporting groups which bind us together and are the the many individuals, businesses, investors cornerstone of our community. and community organisations that are The most vulnerable members of our essential to sustainability and development region living in homelands and communities • The NTG and Rio Tinto have been will also need to be supported as the changes providing many personal and business we are going through have the potential to support services that anyone can use. affect the many services and activities on • Regional Tourism initiatives in conjuncwhich they have become dependent. tion with Tourism NT. The changes and the pace of these • The Community Support Service hub is changes have certainly been challenging and alive and well and there for us all. caused every individual, family, business, • The Northern Lands Council is supcommunity group - as well as townships and porting initiatives to open up the region; Homelands in the region - to evaluate their supporting business development oppersonal circumstances. portunities and improving regional transport A bright future and opportunities infrastructure links. Despite these challenges I have enorAlthough many have as yet not been mous faith in the ability of individuals developed into actions, they do reflect the and groups that are pro-actively planning, work of many of your community leaders’ evaluating and implementing the potential efforts to give us all an optimistic outlook opportunities evolving that will transform us for the future. into a different but equally vibrant regional Glenn Aitchison, community. GCAC Chair

New GG has seen harsh life in the tropics I WANT to congratulate General Peter Cosgrove on his appointment as our next Governor General. I have known General Cosgrove since he was leading INTERFET in 1999 and in subsequent years through my association with the Australian Defence Force and Veterans Affairs, as well as sharing a keen interest in Rugby Union. I have the greatest respect for General Cosgrove. He has had the great honour of commanding the Australian Defence Force and he brings a great wealth of life experience and national service to the position. General Cosgrove has also witnessed the harsh realities of life in the tropics, seeing the devastation of Cyclone Tracy in Darwin in 1974 and the Indian Ocean tsunami on Boxing Day 2004, that killed 250,000 people in Indonesia alone. I am sure all Territorians will welcome this ap-

pointment and will remember General Cosgrove continuing his national service by leading the recovery effort in Far North Queensland following the devastation of Cyclone Larry in 2006. General Cosgrove is a soldier but also a humanitarian leader who is ultimately a peace builder and we look forward to his time as Governor General and seeing his natural leadership and humility shine as he begins this challenging role. I would also like to acknowledge The Hon Quentin Bryce AC CVO who has been an outstanding Governor General since 2008. Our country owes her a debt of gratitude for her service and love of our country seen through the exemplary execution of her duties as our Governor General. Warren Snowdon, NT Member for Lingiari

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5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:00 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “Addicted To Love” (PG a,l) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 8:00 Person Of Interest: Lethe - With Reese and Fusco absent, Sam and Finch take on a new Number: a man dying of a brain tumour. Also, in the past, a young Finch pursues his interest in computers. 9:00 CSI: NY: Late Admissions 10:00 CSI: NY: Blood Out 11:00 Partners: The Archies 11:30 Extra 12:00 The Baron 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “John Sandford’s Mind Prey” (M v,a,s) 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 TBA 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 TBA 11:00 That ‘70s Show: Backstage Pass - Donna’s in trouble with Eric when she ditches him at a Ted Nugent concert; Red is in trouble with Kitty when he can’t remember how they met, and Hyde and Fez are in trouble with the law when they try to sell counterfeit T-shirts at the concert. 11:30 Parks And Recreation: Sweet Sixteen - When the department forgets Jerry’s birthday, Leslie decides to throw a party for him at a special location. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 Dr Oz 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Bear Gryll’s Wild Weekend 1:50 One Born Every Minute USA 2:40 Destination Flavour - Japan Bitesize 2:50 The Drummer Of Ravel’s Bolero 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Best Of My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita 8:30 Italy Unpacked 9:35 Rectify: Always There - From the creators of Breaking Bad comes the explosive, edgy drama series Rectify premiering in 2014. Starring acclaimed Australian actors Aden Young and Adelaide Clemens. 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 Thursday FC 12:00 Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2014 Highlights 12:30 Heartbreak Science 1:30 All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Talking Heads 1:00 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 2:30 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:05 Grand Designs 6:55 What’s Your Story? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Film 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Dr Blake returns from China and finds himself thrown straight into a murder investigation when the newly elected mayor of Ballarat is found dead at the bottom of the town hall steps. 9:30 The Guilty - DCI Maggie Brand leads an investigation into four-year-old Callum Reid’s death when his body is discovered five years after he first went missing. 10:20 ABC News: Late Edition 10:30 Hustle - Albert’s release from jail is in jeopardy when he’s suspected of running a betting ring. 11:30 Rage

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “Forget Paris” (PG) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 TBA 7:30 Talking Language With Ernie Dingo 8:00 Eat Pray Love 10:50 Extreme Measures 1:10 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. 3:00 Extra 3:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Our Guys” (M a) - The story of a female detective’s fight for justice, against the establishment where no one wanted to face the truth of a mentally challenged girl’s assault by a gang of high school football stars. 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 TBA 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 TBA 1:00 Hung: Mister Drecker - Ray fears he blew his cover when he mistakes a former student for a client. Tanya finds herself in charge of a felon. Meanwhile, Lenore brokers a deal with Sandee. 1:30 Parks And Recreation: Campaign Shake-Up - Leslie and Ben are shocked when Bobby Newport hires a powerful campaign manager. Chris forces Ron to look for a replacement for Leslie, and an unlikely officemate solves a challenging problem. 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 Dr Oz 4:30 That ‘70s Show

5:00 World News 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Inspector Rex 2:30 NITV News Week In Review 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Lakes With Rort McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: The Mysteries Of The Isles 8:35 First Across Australia: Into The Void 9:40 As It Happened: Doomsday: The Battle Of Nations 10:35 World News Australia Late 11:05 Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2014 Highlights 11:35 Movie: “Hostage Of An Illusion” (M v,s,l) - Pablo, an over-the-hill novelist, is haunted by the characters from his books, who are angry that he won’t continue to write their lives. When a former student, Laura, turns up on his doorstep soon after, the two fall into a passionate love affair. 1:10 Inspector Montalbano: The Gull’s Dance 3:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 11:30 QI: Film 12:00 Basketball: WNBL: Round 18 Sydney Uni V Townsville 3:00 Football: NTFL: Round 17: Palmerston Magpies Vs Wanderers 6:00 Devil Island: Devil D-Day 6:30 Hello Birdy: Ancients 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:20 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Big Four - With the world on the brink of WWII, there is more political turmoil when it appears that the famous Peace Party is in fact a cover for the Big Four. 9:50 Silent Witness: First Casualty (Part 2) - Having established that Lieutenant Lockford was murdered, Leo makes a startling breakthrough, and the investigation begins to unmask a dark secret at Hillsdon Army Base. 10:50 Adam Hills: The Last Leg - Adam Hills: The Last Leg returns for a third series of the fun, off-beat take on recent events. Adam will again be joined by co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker in front of a live studio audience. 11:20 Rage Guest Programmer

5:30 Children’s Programs 8:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 Alive And Cooking 11:00 Cybershack 11:30 TBA 12:00 Discover Downunder Summer Series 12:30 The Middle 3:30 Gurus Explore Europe Part 2 4:30 Your 4X4 5:00 Musomagic Outback Tracks 5:30 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 Movie: “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (G) - Poor but honest young Charlie wins the opportunity to tour the most unique and wonderful candy factory of all, owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. 9:00 Movie: “Must Love Dogs” (M s) - A newly divorced woman is cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of disastrous mismatches and first dates, she begins to trust her instincts and learns that it’s never a good idea to give up on love. 11:00 Movie: “Dangerous Liaisons” (M s,a) 1:30 Movie: “The Square” (AV l,v) 3:30 Brand Developers 4:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 5:00 Wesley Impact Summer Series

5:30 Saturday Disney 8:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 Dr Oz 12:30 New Zealand On A Plate 1:00 Movie: “Full Court Miracle” (G) 3:00 TBA 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:30 TBA 11:00 That ‘70s Show: The Promice Ring - When Eric buys a promise ring for Donna and Kelso buys one for Jackie, both guys are surprised at their girlfriends’ reactions. 11:30 Hung: Let’s Not Go To Jail - Ray and Tanya conspire to get rid of an explosive client. Charlie advises Tanya to keep Lydia happy Lenore manages Sandee’s rising demands, and Matt and Jessica bond. 12:05 Parks And Recreation: Lucky - Leslie and Ben are thrilled when Buddy Wood wants to interview Leslie for his Indianapolis talk show. April and Ron prep Andy for his final exam in his women’s studies course. 12:35 Movie: “Greenberg” (MA s,d) 3:00 It’s Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping / 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Angellic Voices 2:40 Tim Marlow’s Virtual Gallery: William Blake: The Night Of Enitharmon 2:45 Too Young To Die: Heath Ledger 3:45 Piano Notes: Franz Schubert 4:00 Season At The Juilliard School New York 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Hummingbirds: Jewelled Messengers 8:30 Living With The Amish 9:30 The Skin I Live In 11:40 Movie: “Broken Embraces” (M d,l,s) - In Spanish And English. Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from fourteen years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie. 1:55 Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2014 highlights - Stage 3 takes place amongst the rugged beauty of the Strathbogie ranges, stretching from Mitchelton Winery through to Avenel, Seymour, Highlands and towards Yea. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 7:30 Asia Pacific Focus 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 Doc Martin 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Llyn Peninsula 12:00 Landline 1:00 Talking Heads: Mark Bresciano 1:30 Golf: Australian Ladies Masters 2014: Day Four 6:00 Football: W-League: Round 12 - Brisbane Roar Vs Melbourne Victory 7:00 ABC News 7:30 David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals: From The Sea’s To The Skies 8:30 Rake 9:30 The Kangaroo Gang 10:20 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 11:55 Movie: “Play Misty For Me” (M a,s,v) - A popular disc jockey is stalked by a murderous fan 1:35 Movie: “Divorce Of Lady X” (PG) 3:05 David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals: From The Sea’s To The Skies 4:05 The New Inventors 4:35 Catalyst 5:05 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Collectors

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Australian Geographic Explores Samoa 10:30 TBA 11:30 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 12:30 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 2:30 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 4:30 Reel Action 5:00 South Aussie With Cosi 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 TBA 12:00 What Would You Do?: Using hidden cameras, host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with a dilemma that requires them to either take action or walk by and mind their own business. 12:30 Financial Review Sunday 1:00 Spyforce: The Encounter 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show Weekend 10:30 Dr Oz 11:30 TBA 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens 5:00 The Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 11:00 Royal Pains: Fools Russian - Boris whisks Hank away in a helicopter from Shadow Pond for Hank’s first secret mission. The destination: a fancy Manhattan penthouse. 12:00 Parks And Recreation: When Leslie finds out that Parks Department budget is about to be cut, she convinces Councilman Pillner to make the cuts elsewhere, which causes unexpected problems for her campaign. 1:00 Up All Night: Couple Friends / Baby Fever 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 House Calls To The Rescue 3:30 Dr Oz 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Cycling Central 2:30 Football Asia 3:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 3:30 Speedweek 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Archaeology: A Secret History 8:30 Spies Of Warsaw 10:15 Better Man - This compelling true story, filmed on location in Australia and Vietnam, looks at the remarkable life and death of Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese-Australian man who was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore and executed for his crime in 2005. 12:10 Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2014 Highlights 12:45 Movie: “A Screaming Man” (PG) - In French and Arabic. Amid the chaos of Chad’s civil war, sixty something Adam betrays his son, to whom he’s lost his job as a pool attendant at one of N’djamena’s top hotels, by giving him away to the army as his contribution to the war effort - a decision he soon deeply regrets. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Talking Heads 1:00 Landline 2:00 Gardening Australia 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 East Of Everything 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:15 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Dalziel And Pascoe: The Price Of Fame 1:05 Movie: “A Canterbury Tale” (G) 3:05 Movie: “The Private Life Of Henry VIII” (PG) - A portrayal of Henry VIII, one of Britain’s most famous monarchs, as he moves from wife to wife. 4:35 Grand Designs / 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:00 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “City Heat” (M v) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 8:00 TBA 11:00 Partners: The Archies - Joe and Louis wait to find out if they are nominated for an “Archie” award. 11:30 Oh Sit! A high-stakes, musical chairs competition, in which 12 thrill-seekers race head-to-head through five physically demanding obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair - all to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize and the title of OH SIT! champion. 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Because I Said So” (M s) - A well-meaning mother goes to incredible lengths to find her youngest daughter a man. Will it all be smooth sailing? 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters - Karen orders Wayne to get rid of Katie ... or she’ll tell Gordon what he and Liz are up to. Andy enlists Fiona’s help to keep Mitch away from Amanda. 3:30 Dr Oz: How To Lose 40 Pounds By Spring - Find out the secrets to tackling the four biggest weight loss hurdles. Get the body you’ve always wanted by spring! 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Titanic: The Mission - The Anchor 1:55 The Last Explorers 2:50 The Death Of An Insect 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 One Man And His Campervan 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Strip The City 8:35 Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe 9:30 Housos 10:00 Swift And Shift Couriers 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Clown: Don’t Lift The Dog - Frank has a chance encounter with a girlfriend from his teenage years. She invites Frank and Mia to dinner, but Frank believes that she is has financial troubles. 12:00 Shorts On Screen 12:35 Derren Brown Investigates 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

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5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “Rails & Ties” (M l,a) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Thanksgiving Decoupling 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Bon Voyage Reaction 9:00 2 Broke Girls: And The French Kiss 9:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Group Head 10:00 Two And A Half Men: Big Girls Don’t Throw Food 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Nine Magic Fingers 11:00 Weeds: It’s Time - Part 1 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

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5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “The Craigslist Killer” (M a,v) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 8:00 Sherlock: The Sign Of Three 10:00 CSI: NY: The Real McCoy 11:00 Dallas: Let Me In - The Ewings’ investigation of a conspiracy continuing to blame Christopher for recent events brings revelations in line with J.R.’s masterpiece. This in turn brings a new adversary into the mix. 12:00 Extra 12:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 TBA 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 11:10 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny 11:35 The Cult: Rise Up - Michael returns to find the Liberators taken. Sophie covers her tracks but her lies are about to blown apart by the return of someone... a protege of Edward’s. 1:00 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters - Karen finds out that Amanda is pregnant to Mitch and sets out to make sure that Todd’s money won’t go to Amanda and the child. 3:30 Dr Oz 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News


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SUDOKU No. 184

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AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) A long search for the answer may not help. The solution may be nearer to hand than you realise. Romance. You may have to change your venue a few times on your next date. Doing this will keep your scenery fresh and make the rendezvous more enjoyable.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Don’t change who you are in order to suit the needs of others. It isn’t worth the effort and agony. You may need to change your social circle. Romance. You need to step it up a bit if you want to keep up with your partner. They seem to do more for their health at the moment.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)


Your family will not want to suffer because of disputes at work. Try to leave your problems behind you when you go home. Romance. Your emotional needs will be very strong this week. An unexpected meeting may be the first step in fulfilling them. Don’t be shy with your needs.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) A relative who has been trying to “pull a fast one” on you will become seriously unstuck. They don’t realise how determined you are! Romance. Your ruling planet is in a favourable aspect to Venus this week. This should improve your love-life no end. Make great use of this!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

You are normally a very unselfish person. Today, however, you may get a little wrapped up in your own concerns. It’s OK as long as you keep it in check. Romance. You’ll react badly if you are criticised and may feel that the criticism is unjustified. This is not the time for confrontation.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

Try to find a balance between the need for change and the need for stability. You ought to be prepared to “stick your neck out” a little. Romance. You’ll be amazed how skillful your partner is around the house. Make a list of projects to tackle and you can do them together.


LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Now is the time to look for new electronics or things for your home. Try not to push too hard, however, or the deal may fall through. Romance. A social gathering will give you the chance to come into contact with some interesting new faces. A suitor may be awaiting you.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

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Be careful what you say. You may be a little more aggressive than usual and could upset someone if you are not careful. Romance. Attention from someone who is married will put you in a difficult position. Try not to lead this person on. You may have to be very direct.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) A long conversation with a friend could bring about frustration. They will want to constantly talk about themself. You may be at a loss. Romance. So long as you can pick the times when your partner is in a good mood, everything will be fine. If not, you may need to rethink things.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Be careful that a new hobby doesn’t take up too much of your time and energy. You shouldn’t forget other prior interests. Romance. Your partner may not have quite as much energy as you. Your enthusiasm will soon rub off on them, however. You both will be unstoppable!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain


You will have to be careful not to do anything outlandish this week! A trick designed to shock people may suddenly backfire. There’s no way to prepare for this. Romance. A dream which you had recently about somebody that you admire may come true, but with a different person.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You may be a little hyped this week. Don’t do anything without thinking it through. It will be hard to correct any poor choices. Romance. Something which your mother says could give you food for thought. She’ll have some relationship advice you might prefer to ignore.

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



We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic persons to join our organization in the Health and Community Services team. Client Travel and Appointments Coordinator


Attention-seeking space seeks like-minded advertiser


Thursday, March 6, 2014, upstairs in the Walkabout meeting room from 7pm. All positions will become vacant and need to be filled in order for the RSPCA to continue. If you are interested but will be unable to attend or for any further info, please contact us on 0437 526 502. Please be aware all positions are volunteer positions but very rewarding.

Attention-seeking space seeks like-minded advertiser Email or call 1300 0880 00

Email your classifieds thru to ads@ arafuratimes. or call Bec on 1300 0880 00 (Pre-payment required)

Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation

Dhimurru Office Closure Dhimurru’s office will be closed on Wednesday 12th February due to our annual forward planning workshop. Normal office hours of 8.30am to 12.00pm and 1.00pm to 4.00pm will resume on Thursday 13th February. We regret any inconvenience. Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation.

POSITION VACANT Job title: Vacancy type: Hours:

Pest & Waste Technician Full time 7.30am to 4.00pm Mon-Friday with rostered weekends and some after hours work Director – Operations

Responsible to: Primary Objective: Work within part of a small team to successfully deliver pest control and waste management services to the East Arnhem Region. Key Responsibilies: 1. Delivering safe, courteous and reliable pest and weed control, as well as garbage collection services 2. Operating pest control equipment and chemicals in accordance with relevant Australian Standards and company procedures 3. Completing work orders and keeping accurate records 4. Completing general workshop functions including refuelling, cleaning and minor maintenance 5. Operating a garbage truck in accordance with relevant Northern Territory Legislation and company procedures 6. Competently operating on-board garbage truck technology both rear and side loaders. Selection Criteria Essential: 1. 2.

Call 1300 088 000 or email

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.


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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Good written and verbal English communication skills Demonstrated sound work ethic and be able to work independently as well as part of a busy small team A commitment to Occupational Health and Safety practices A current Australian Pest Controller’s Licence or ability to obtain on commencement A current NT Driver’s MR (medium rigid) license or ability to acquire on commencement Ability to successfully undergo a medical fitness for work examination Ability to successfully undergo a Criminal History clearance Ability to successfully undergo an Ochre Card (Working with Children) clearance to access some work sites

Highly Regarded Attributes: • Pest Control Licence, ChemCert or relevant training in chemical applications • Relevant experience in either pest control or waste management Further Information: 1. The successful applicant must consent to a check by Police of criminal records and intelligence data to confirm they have no significant criminal history record. 2. The successful applicant must sign a deed of confidentiality 3. Information on Arnhem Land Pest Control can be found on our Facebook page Arnhem Land Pest Control. Queries:

Queries can be directed to the Director – Operations on 0437 292 779 or


Gove Tennis to farewell Nicky TENNIS Gove is soon to say goodbye to the lady that took it to the top. Club Manager Nicky Mayer and her family will be leaving Nhulunbuy at the end of the first term of school. Nicky, who has been directly involved with the Gove Peninsula Tennis Club for 15 years, will be relocating to Cairns. As Tennis Club President Paul Mery put it, Nicky “has been a driving force that made the club the great place it is today”. “This has been a difficult decision for her to make as her departure will have a huge impact on the club. “Nicky has committed to ensure all programs will continue as normal in

Term One. “The committee is reviewing how it will continue to provide for the community the activities that the kids and adults love to be a part of.” As well as being the friendly face of Tennis Gove, Nicky has helped win the club countless prizes, trained young champion players and put the small club on a national stage. If anyone is interested in being a part of the club please contact Paul (0439 845 268). The club’s AGM is coming up soon, and they have said they would love to have some new faces on board to continue Nicky’s hard work.

Ingredients by The Basics Review by ANGELA MADDEN MELBOURNE-based trio The Basics, consisting of Wally De Backer (aka Gotye), Kris Schroeder

Keeping alive an ancient language Stories transmit Indigenous knowledge across the millennia. Now ANTHEA NICHOLLS is working with a Yolngu elder to ensure stories from Arnhem Land are preserved for future generations. Story by: LOUISE ERRINGTON Photo: TREVOR van WEEREN Article republished courtesy of Origins magazine, Charles Darwin University. TRADITIONAL languages have been at the heart of preserving Australian Aboriginal culture for the past 60,000 years. Stories are passed through the generations, carrying with them knowledge of Earth’s creation, history, survival and the protection of sacred sites, performances and rituals. Language and cultural knowledge are entwined. Indigenous Yolngu elder Yambal Durrurrnga is a 77-year-old man who has spent his life in the Northern Territory’s Arnhem Land region. He has joined forces with a Charles Darwin University researcher and together they make a formidable pair in recording the stories of the area. Research Fellow with CDU’s The Northern Institute Dr Anthea Nicholls first met Mr Durrurrnga when she moved to the Indigenous community of Ramingining in 2001 to take a job as a school teacher. At the time Dr Nicholls was studying a Yolngu Matha online language course at CDU, and she and Mr Durrurrnga quickly formed a friendship around their shared love of linguistics, reading and writing. “Some of our favourite conversations took place at a table strewn with notebooks, pencils, dictionaries and coffee mugs, next to the caravan I lived in,” Dr Nicholls said. “Yambal would tell me how young people were not speaking the language the way it was spoken back in his day. “He was concerned by how the language was changing. “Indigenous Australians have always been multilingual, however, linguistic diversity is being lost, and that is quite regrettable.” Mr Durrurrnga has witnessed the deterioration of his traditional language, Liyagalawumirr, during his lifetime, and has taken charge of keeping it alive.

SAVING A REMOTE LANGUAGE: Yambal Durrurrnga, a Yolngu man living in Ramingining. With Dr Nicholl’s support, Mr Dhäwu. Durrurrnga set about recording his Dr Nicholls said it was in those early stories, some from his own life and days, she and Mr Durrurrnga developed others that had been given to him, to a work process that they would follow keep the old language alive and ensure for many years. his people’s stories endured the tests of “Yambal would write his stories in time and social change. an exercise book and give them to me to The exercise grew into a linguistic type on the computer. I would give him preservation study, and for more than six a print-out of the story, and he would years, Dr Nicholls and Mr Durrurrnga return it to me, sometimes days, other collected, transcribed and translated the times weeks or even months later, with stories for a book, entitled Narrakung meticulous corrections,” Dr Nicholls

said. “I would make the revisions and give him another print-out, and this process would go on and on until each story was ready.” Dr Nicholls said Yolngu recount narrative was very different from the Western notion of “stories”, in which the author tries to fill in all the details needed to create a picture in the reader’s mind. “At first I gravitated to accounts that included more descriptive passages that helped me picture the stories,” Dr Nicholls said. “However, I came to appreciate the importance to Yolngu of the travel stories that record the names of places, because they evoke so much meaning for people who know them.” In the book, Mr Durrurrnga also takes the role of ghost writer for elders who have passed stories on to him. The recounts of well-known elder Djäwa fill many of the book’s pages, one of which tells how World War Two arrived at Milingimbi. Through Mr Durrurrnga, Djäwa recalls how he was in the community’s church when it was hit by Japanese bombs, and people were forced to retreat into the jungle until the conflict ended. Elder Djulwadak’s story also comes to life as Mr Durrurrnga writes of the horror and bloodshed of a guerrilla war that took place in near Arnhem Land’s Arafura Swamp at the turn of the 20th Century. Mr Durrurrnga said it was here that the East Africa Cold Storage Company established a station on traditional hunting grounds, leading to the theft of cattle and fencing wire by the Yolngu people. Retribution was swift and harsh, with stockmen chasing down and killing many Yolngu. Djulwaak made his escape, transforming into a Pratincole (small bird of the plains) and dodging the white men’s bullets. Even though these men have long since passed, Mr Durrurrnga keeps them alive by telling their stories, just as enduring stories and the languages used to tell them continue to give life to Indigenous culture.

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and Tim Heath, have been making fine music together since 2002. After taking a three year hiatus, the group reformed for a string of live performances at the end of 2013. During this time away from the group, the members took time to pursue solo undertakings, and this appears only to have strengthened The Basics, who are well-known for their energetic live shows, fun on-stage banter, natural harmonies and driving rock ‘n roll. This is honest, catchy, hook-laden rock that sits a huge pie-slice above the average calibre of many groups of a similar ilk. Consisting of drums (De Backer), bass guitar (Schroeder) and lead guitar (Heath), all members of The Basics also lend their significant vocal skills to this selection of tracks. I n g re d i e n t s i s e s sentially a best-of-so-far album, and contains some corker tracks which are likely to resonate happily around inside your mind for quite some time after the initial listening. A semi-accompaniment to Ingredients is Leftovers (released Feb 2013) which consists of out-takes and off-cuts plus previously unreleased tracks. This recording is most certainly worth a listen also; containing some hidden gems which merit sifting through the sand in the exploration of the extensive back catalogue of work from The Basics. Each week Gove FM will feature an album by an Australian artist or group. Listen out as we play a track from the feature album, Monday to Friday this week, just prior to the midday news. A full interview between Station Manager Ange and Kris Schroeder from The Basics will be broadcast on-air at 5pm, Sunday February 9, on 106.9 Gove FM.

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Hail to the bus driver

GOVE Peninsular Bus Service driver Tony Bennett puts a zest into his work, a flare rarely seen in the world of public transport. What could be a mundane circuit, five days a week - from Ski Beach to Biritjimi, Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala, then back again - is made fun for his passengers, when he cracks a joke and turns up the volume on the East Journey CD spinning in his player. Accompanied by his co-pilot, Bus Conductor Dylan Paterson, the pair steer this important resource of the region from stop to stop on its routine journey. The bus clients are predominantly local Yolngu people, time-to-time joined by the occasional yachtie, coming into town to replenish his supplies. In December last year it was announced that this bus service, which began as a trial in 2010, would continue for three more years at least, run by local Indigenous organisation YBE. The bus service acts as Bus driver Tony Bennett and Conductor Dylan Paterson invite passengers aboard the Gove Peninsular Bus Service. stopping them from having to spend know some of the local characters, and it’s The bus runs five times a day from the only cheap connector for great being able to contribute a service to Monday to Friday from 9am-3pm, and residents of Ski Beach, Biritjimi and money on taxi rides every day. Tony said he loves the work, driving the community. was developed through a partnership Yirrkala to access infrastructure in town “There’s hardly ever any trouble on involving YBE, the NT Department of on a regular basis; from supermarkets to passengers to their various locations around town. this bus - many more laughs. Transport, Rio Tinto, the Commonwealth the pool, schools and pubs. “I enjoy it tremendously. “They why they call this one the Government, the East Arnhem Shire and At just $5 a ride, the bus offers those “It’s an opportunity to get to meet and Vengabus.” Local Traditional Owner organisations. without a car massive cost-saving support,

Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Belinda Verrall E:

Nhulunbuy Toy Library Contact: President Jamie McVeigh M: 0458 034 402 Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Arnhem Early Learning Centre Contact: Director 8987 1004 E:

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

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E:

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

Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Secretary Lisa Pullen P: 0418 609 807 Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E: Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083 Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640 Gove Touch Footy Contact: Victoria Mastin E: Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 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

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

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

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Stephen Wolfaardt P: 0488 082 503

Gove Junior Football Club Contact: David Hill P: 0438 861 599 Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Ian Shepherd P: 0412 892 703 Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc.

Gove Peninsula Festival

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

RSPCA: Contact: RSPCA Volunteer P: 0437 526 502

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

Thu 06

Fri 07

Time 0023 0640 1231 1857

Time 0100 0724 1317 1935

Time 0139 0811 1407 2016

Ht 3.30 1.05 3.33 0.82

Ht 3.27 1.07 3.07 1.03


Ht 3.21 1.14 2.78 1.27

Sat 08 Time 0223 0904 1506 2101

Ht 3.11 1.23 2.53 1.50

Sun 09

Mon 10

Tue 11

Time 0313 1004 1624 2156

Time 0411 1114 1804 2304

Time 0517 1232 1930

Ht 2.99 1.29 2.35 1.70

Ht 2.90 1.30 2.32 1.83

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Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553 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. Endeavour Room at the Captain Cook Community Centre. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.



Actual Usage Target Usage Variance


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

Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

Monday 16/01

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

Wednesday 18/01

TourDeArnhemland Contact: Des O’Sullivan P: 0418 840 957 E: T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training Contact: Grahame Deppeler P: 0439 033 688

Ht 2.85 1.25 2.42

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

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

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

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 05

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson – Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Pete McKormack P: 0447 801 141

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

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938 Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Angela Madden P: 8987 1500 E:

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Contact: Maria Akapita (Director) P: 8987 3311 F: 8987 3097 E:

AS an incentive to get kids back to school, East Arnhem families will be eligible for a Back to School Scheme payment. The government entitlement of $150 per student, from transition to Year 12, will be available to be redeemed until the end of Term 1 (April 4). Preschool students can use the entitlement within 10 school weeks of their date of enrolment. It is not necessary for parents and guardians to present any paperwork to redeem their entitlement, just enquire at their school. In 2013, 44,233, or 95.8 per cent, of students utilised the entitlement. For enquiries on how to redeem the entitlement parents and guardians should contact their school directly.

If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations

Families up for back-toschool bonus

Tuesday 17/01Please

note that due to unforseen circumstances, the usual Water Consumption Table was unavailable at the Thursday 19/01 time of our going to press. Friday 20/01

Nhulunbuy Saturday 21/01 Sunday 22/01

Corporation Ltd and the Arafura Times apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 27 30.3 23.9 2.0 Tuesday 28 30.3 24.9 27.6 Wednesday 29 29.9 24.1 19.0 Thursday 30 28.0 24.3 38.2 Friday 31 32.0 23.8 8.0 Saturday 1 29.0 24.3 7.2 Sunday 2 27.2 23.7 32.0 Monthly total rainfall to date: 39.2mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Jan 27 to Sunday, Feb 2

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1006.0 hPa on Tuesday Min: 1001.2 hPa on Wednesday Averages for the month of February Max temp: 31.5 Min temp: 24.5 Rainfall: 278.7 mm

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Unlocking sporting talent in the bush

Fun and games at the Homelands competition on January 22 and 23. Photos CHARLY TEMPLAR and SUE CLARK HIDDEN away in our remote Homelands, one can discover some natural sporting talent. Late last month, the Laynhapuy Youth Team helped unlock some of this talent, by organising a mini Homelands competition

at the Dhalinybuy community. The event’s aim was to promote a good lifestyle of living strong, staying fit and eating healthy. With a total of 49 youths getting involved, the communities of Dhalinybuy and Wandawuy competed against each other in a series of different sporting activities, including volleyball, basketball and athletics.

Laynha Youth Officer Charly Templar said: “The host community and its members excelled in making the event a successful one as it was the last week of school holidays. “The youth were very motivated and demonstrated excellent skills in sports.” On the first night, after feeding the kids some healthy tucker, the Laynha youth team set up a movie night showcasing what

projects the youngsters had been doing in the Homelands in 2013. On the second day, Dhalinybuy and Wandawuy faced off again. Prizes were awarded late in the afternoon, to reward the winning teams and congratulate each participant. A disco night was organised to mark the end of the competition and school holidays.

LEFT: Kids were given prizes at the end of the competition. BELOW and RIGHT: Action in the Homelands volleyball competition.

Members of the C-Grade Indoor Volleyball winners team at the 2013 Grand Final.

Get ready to dig volleyball for 2014 DESPITE the times of change affecting the town this year, the Gove Indoor Volleyball season will still be going ahead. Setting off in mid-February (exact date to be decided), the weekly competition will be returning to its home in the air-conditioned Nhulunbuy High School hall every Tuesday from 5.30pm. Organiser Davin Blundell said because people will be leaving town throughout the year, there will be no registration or insurance fees this season. “This is so people who may have to leave mid-season can still come along and enjoy the competition while they remain in town, without having to worry about losing money.” In 2013’s season, 20 teams took part

in the competition, an all-time high which Davin said likely wouldn’t be matched in 2014. “It’s been a very strong turnout over the last few years, and we’re just happy that we can keep it going, and have something fun for people to do during these trying times.” There will be six players per team, with all skill and fitness levels encouraged to come along and take part. On kick-off night, players who don’t yet have a team can take part in some muck around games and join into a team on the occasion. For more details or a sign-up sheet, contact Davin (0439 867 788) or email

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Welcome to

the Arnhem club  Checkout our website at  Ph: 8987 0601  Fax: 8987 0680

At the Arnhem club every second Saturday.





One free kids meal with every adult meal purchased*

Free refills on soft drinks



All pastas $10

All cocktails $10





10% off every bill

Next Bingo session is on February 15 after Goose Club. From 2pm to 4pm Eyes down at 2.15pm. Great prizes and $$$ to be won! Afternoon tea will be provided. Strictly 18+

10% off all drinks

Chef’s Special of the day

Bartender’s choice



Chef’s Special of the day

$5 Beer / Wine Specials



Chef’s Special of the day

Bottle shop prices on select wines


Coffee & Cake $10 between 12pm - 5pm



pool comp

Any 4 Cocktails & Tasting plate $50 between 3 pm - 5pm



All Proceeds will go to the Seniors Group!




Open Monday to Jackpot Be here every Friday in the Bar 5-6pm, With A DRinK Saturday from EVERY tUEsDAY night DINNER SPECIALS AVAILABLE $2500 to receive a ticket. Drawn after 6pm. Jackpot 12pm - 8.30pm WINNER FOLLOWED BY... FOLLOWEDaBY... ! e k k rao NEW MENU!!!


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Members and bonafide guests in the company of a member are welcome. Only financial members may purchase from the bottleshop.

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