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First wave rolling out AS the refinery starts shuttingdown, the human face of Gove’s upheaval begins to make itself seen. In the first stage of Gove’s refinery wind-down, 90 workers are set to go, and some of them have begun boxing up their possessions. Some of the first to go last week were residents of five years, the Nash family - pictured here, Polly, Maggie, Sue and Lilly Nash. Full story, page 2.>>
Mixed reception for Rio rescue package By MATT GARRICK A SUPPORT package offered to Nhulunbuy business and property investors by Rio Tinto has been
met with a mixed reception. The three-year transition package, announced at a Gove Taskforce meeting last Tuesday, February 4, has been heralded as
a “positive start” by the Territory Government. Local MLA Lynne Walker likewise voiced her support for the package, calling it “welcome
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Mixed reception for Rio rescue package << From Page 1 A group of concerned business and property owners, who preferred not to be named in this article due to fear it could affect their eligibility for future support, has called the package “woefully inadequate”. “The Rio Tinto three-year transition support package on offer to businesses and individual investors in Nhulunbuy is woefully inadequate, poorly thought-out and lacks detail.” The property owner group also voiced their angst about a section
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Some of the support offered to property owners who could demonstrate they were suffering from the required level of “financial hardship” included mortgage assistance equivalent to up to 50 per cent of annual interest costs in the first year, 40 per cent in the second year and 30 per cent in the third year. The property owner group put out a media release on February 7, where they called on Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to hear their pleas during his visit to
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of Rio’s support package which said mortgage subsidies would be available for up to three years to residential property investors who were, as Rio put it, “experiencing financial hardship”. A spokesperson for the property owners wrote: “It is difficult to obtain information on how to apply for the support package or how it will work and there is no clearly defined definition of ‘hardship’. “By the time businesses are considered in hardship it could be far too late for them.”
into a truck and leave town. One of the first families to go was longstanding residents John and Sue Nash and their three daughters, Polly, Lilly and Maggie. They left last week after John worked his final shift on Thursday, February 6. Sue and John have lived in the town for five years, both working at the refinery. They’ve both been strongly involved in Gove’s cultural scene - both have acted in productions for Gove Arts
Theatre, and Sue has exhibited her paintings in various venues around town. Sue said the reality of leaving hit home hard when the moving truck pulled up to her driveway. “I just thought it was kind of sad - like, this is really it. “But when one door closes, another one is bound to open - so we’ll take all the good things that we learnt from Gove, and take them with us on our next step.”
the region last Friday. Mr Shorten advised the property owners to have a unified voice when asking for what they want as support, and to get a marketing plan together. “Work with all the stakeholders in the Gove Peninsula and East Arnhem Land - this is a town worth saving.” He said property owners should “not ask for too much, but all have the same voice when they ask for what they need.” (Full interview, page 10)>>.
The daughters, who all went to school in the town, unanimously agreed that what they’d miss most about the region would be the beach and the tightknit community. “The community is so impressive in Gove, how they always just rally together.”
Sue, John, Maggie and Lilly will be relocating to Stanthorpe, Queensland, while Polly, their eldest, will continue studying a photography course in Townsville. Rio have said that 90 workers will end their jobs at Gove Operations between now and the end
Preserve your memories of life in paradise EACH week, one copy of the Arafura Times is sent to the Northern Territory Library, in Darwin, to be archived for historical purposes. During this historic period of the Gove refinery shut-down, the Arafura Times wants to help preserve as many people as possible
in this archive - and encourages the townsfolk to get involved. Every week, from now, we will be running a ‘Farewell to Paradise’ section, featuring photos submitted by people as they ready themselves for departure. Send us a snapshot of you, your
friends and your family living life in Gove, with a sentence or two about what you love and what you’ll miss, through to editor@arafuratimes. com.au. For more information, phone Editor Matt Garrick on (8987 1798).
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JUGS OUT FOR CHARITY: Wendy Troe, Lynne Walker, Bernice Cox and Katrina Dwyer. APPARENTLY Chief Executive sage that despite all that happens to tually be returned to their owners, Officer of Rio Tinto Sam Walsh this town, the locals will never lose the messages written with them will be gathered together and sent to Mr enjoys staring at jugs. their senses of humour. So much so that he owns 350 of Attendees have been encour- Walsh after the event is over. them - antique milk jugs that he has aged to bring their own milk jugs Fellow organiser and local MLA along, which co-organiser and Lynne Walker said she was sure Mr collected from all over the world. In a tongue-in-cheek nod to the guest speaker at the event Wendy Walsh would get the joke. “He’s a true blue Aussie male, head of the company in the process Troe said would be used to make a I’m sure he’ll see the humour in it.” of lowering Gove’s workforce by message for Mr Walsh. around 1100 people, a group of “Each one will be lined up in the The other guest speaker on the local ladies are hosting an afternoon Town Hall, with personal messages day will be leader of the NT Labor called Get Your Jugs Out! at the to Sam Walsh written and tied on party, Delia Lawrie. Town Hall on February 15. to them. The afternoon is also a fundraiser Ladies (and gents) from around “I’m going to write on mine that for breast cancer, with all of the $5 the region are invited along for a Sam is welcome to buy my jugs,” entry fee going towards the cause. For full info, check the What’s fun afternoon of tea, cakes and guest she laughed. speakers, with an underlying mesAlthough the jugs will all even- On guide on page 8.
Rio details support package for businesses RIO Tinto last week announced their muchanticipated support package for businesses and property investors of the region. After meeting with the Gove Taskforce last Tuesday, February 4, the company announced they would provide a three-year transition package. They’ve said the package was one of a number of strategies being implemented by Rio Tinto to support the Nhulunbuy community following last year’s decision to suspend alumina production at the refinery in 2014 and move to a bauxite operation. Key elements of the transition support package for Nhulunbuy businesses include: • Reduction in power tariff for all business customers for a period of three years,
• Reduction in general rates, sewerage and rubbish charges for all commercial properties for a period of three years, • Reduction in rents for business tenants of Rio Tinto commercial properties for an initial period of two years; and • Access to business mentors and independent financial planning advice. The company said they would also provide the following financial safety net provisions for residential property investors “experiencing financial hardship”: • Reduction in general rates, sewerage and rubbish charges for a period of up to three years, and mortgage subsidies for a period of up to three years. Rio Tinto Gove Transition project director
Jo-Anne Scarini said: “Rio Tinto recognises the decision to suspend refinery operations may adversely impact Nhulunbuy businesses and residential property investors. “We are working in partnership with the NT and Australian Governments to identify and implement regional development initiatives that will create new opportunities for the people of Nhulunbuy. “Rio Tinto recognises the regional economy will transition over a number of years and has committed to provide financial support to Nhulunbuy businesses and a safety net for residential property investors over the next three years.” For more info on the package offered by Rio, visit www.goveoperationscommunitysupport. com/. LEFT: Federal Labor politicians Bill Shorten (second from left) and Warren Snowdon with the lovely ladies from the Kamayan Cafe.
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Bill’s visit Shorten sweet THE first federal parliamentary leader to visit Gove since Rio Tinto announced they would be shutting their refinery popped up in town late last week. Labor Party Leader and former Australian Workers’ Union head Bill Shorten arrived last Thursday evening, flanked by fellow Labor politicians Warren Snowdon and Senator Nova Peris. The political entourage met with community leaders on Friday, February 5, including the East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce and members of the Gove Community Advisory Committee. They also visited community
leaders in Gunyangara and Yirrkala, and stopped into Nhulunbuy High School. Mr Shorten said he hadn’t visited Gove in 12 years, and it was a shame that his latest trip wasn’t for a morepositive reason. “This is a great community. “I’ve travelled to so many places in regional Australia - I’m a bit of a champion, I think, for communities being viable - and it’s a real shame the pressure this town is under.” He said he would be taking what he had seen and heard in Gove back to Canberra to rally for the region. “We will make this an issue which we will pursue on a persistent basis
in the parliament, because the parliament of Australia should speak up for people who haven’t got a voice themselves.” During his time in town, the politicians also made a walking tour of Endeavour Square, where they met with locals and chatted about issues that concerned them. Local childcare worker Sue Haddock met with Mr Shorten and said she was quite impressed. “I was very pleased to meet Bill - it was great to see someone from the federal parliament down here and talking to us.” Full interview and photos from the political visit, page 11. >>
Feds working on support plan: Macfarlane MINISTER for Resources Ian Macfarlane has said the Australian Government is working on their support plan to assist the Gove community. The office of Mr Macfarlane was asked by the Arafura Times last week
why the Tony Abbott-led government has not sent ministerial representation to the town since the announcement of Rio’s refinery closure. “The Australian Government continues to work with the NT
Government, the local community, the Northern Land Council and Rio Tinto on the support plan to assist the community during the wind-down of the Gove alumina refinery,” he said. Continued Page 9 >>
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Market rentals look to drop in 2015 BOTH government and private rental market rates could drop substantially in Gove from next year. There have been calls for the NT government to lower the rental prices of public housing in Gove, in light of Rio Tinto’s new housing policy. Under the recently announced Rio scheme, in a bid to keep the town’s population up after the refinery shuts down, former workers who remain in Gove will be eligible to pay a cheap rental rate to stay in company housing. Rio owns about 50 per cent of the housing available in Gove. When they implement this new scheme from next year, former employees who utilise the plan could be paying less than half the price of current weekly rental rates for government public housing. Starting from 2015, weekly rental for a two-bedroom flat under the Rio scheme will cost $155 per week, while under the market rental price for government public housing, a flat costs $600 per week. A four-bedroom house will cost
just $240 per week for former Rio workers, while the same in government public housing sits at $750 per week. When asked if the government market rates would be adjusted in line with the new Rio housing prices, a spokesperson from the Department of Housing said a review would probably occur. “Market rents are reviewed regularly by the Australian Valuation Office and reflect market conditions of each location.” The spokesperson said those who pay the high rates of rent in public housing were “ineligible” tenants. “Ineligible public housing tenants pay market rent. “Eligible public housing tenants pay rent based on a percentage of their household income to a maximum of market rent. “This percentage ensures that public housing rents are affordable for eligible tenants and a consistent approach is applied across the Territory.” It remains up in the air what will happen to the private rental market during this time of transition.
Owner of East Arnhem Real Estate Hannah Seaniger said rents may have to come down. “Rental prices will adjust with the market - it’s about supply and demand. “When the industry slows down, and there’s not the demand, the prices will drop and meet the market.” Ms Seaniger said Rio must be careful not to blow out the market during this time. She said that if Rio Tinto supplied private clients with properties at the same rent that they offered their former staff, that’s when the rental market would drop. “If they increase the supply of housing, at a market that is not the current market, say if they articulate some rental figure to Dhimurru and to Miwatj and whoever, that’s when they stuff it. “The moment they release it to anybody other than those who were already previous employees, that’s when they stuff it.” Rio have said their new rental arrangement will be available to former employees only.
Government must act now: Walker
RIO Tinto have chimed in with an assistance package to help businesses through Gove’s downturn, and now it’s the governments’ turn, says a local leader. Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker said Rio Tinto’s announcement of a three-year transition support package was welcome news, but still more was needed. She said now was the time for the Territory and Federal Governments to offer assistance
to the town of Nhulunbuy, to assist those who weren’t connected to Rio Tinto. “The 80 per cent of businesses that aren’t in Rio Tinto-owned properties are receiving no rental relief from Rio or government and are unlikely to survive when their business diminishes with the reduction in the Nhulunbuy population. “What we need to see, and fast, is something from the Territory
and Federal Government offering assistance to the residents and businesses.” Ms Walker said Nhulunbuy was running out of time. “People have already started packing up and moving out of town. “We call on the Chief Minister, Adam Giles, to act now - give the people of Nhulunbuy the answers to their questions, the support, and the assurance they deserve.”
Labor sets up Nhulunbuy fighting fund THE Territory Labor Party has started up a ‘Nhulunbuy fighting fund’. The party held their two-day annual conference in Darwin last weekend, where they passed motions of support for the Nhulunbuy community. NT Australian Labor Party branch secretary Kent Rowe said the party
backed this support up with “fundraising at our dinner to establish a Nhulunbuy fighting fund”. Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten last week recommended the establishment of such a fund, to help facilitate community members in getting their voices heard during Gove’s transition period.
Mr Rowe also voiced the party’s continued support for leader Delia Lawrie. “We have a strong and dynamic leader with a great Parliamentary team to support her and our rank and file are rolling up their campaign sleeves to defeat the CLP in 2016,” Mr Rowe said.
THE Territory Government have labelled Rio Tinto’s assistance package to Gove businesses a “good start”, but say the company must make sure they stick around for the long term. Last Tuesday, February 4, Rio outlined a three year transition support package for businesses and residential property investors in Nhulunbuy. This package includes utilities subsidies for businesses, rent reductions for tenants of Rio commercial properties and mortgage subsidies for people experiencing financial distress. Chief Minister Adam Giles said: “It’s a good start that will address some of Nhulunbuy’s short to medium term needs and we look forward to more
heavy lifting from Rio Tinto to support the region as the refinery winds down. “I know the provision of rent relief for businesses was a particular concern and I’m sure these announcements will give some peace of mind to people on the ground.” Mr Giles also spoke of measures the government has taken to support Gove during this period. “The Territory Government continues to support the people of Nhulunbuy through its office in the town. The Government has also engaged a panel of independent economic experts to investigate opportunities for new industries and enterprises across the region. “These experts will be looking at
some of the underpinning infrastructure which might be required to facilitate future growth in the region. “There is no doubt that transport logistics, air access, ports and roads will be crucial to broadening the economic potential of the region. “This sort of infrastructure comes with a significant cost however and the Northern Territory Government will be talking to Rio Tinto and the Federal Government about how they could facilitate any major projects.” Mr Giles told media last Wednesday that the government would continue to work towards making the Central Arnhem Highway an all-weather road in the years ahead.
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THREE people were hospitalised following a car rollover near Gove airport around 9am, last Friday, February 7. The victims, all aged in their late teens, were driving to near the start of the gravel section of the Central Arnhem Highway in heavy rain, to the back fence of the airport, allegedly to wave goodbye to a passenger on the morning Qantas jet. Their car swerved off the road, causing the car to roll several times. Two 17-year-old girls were injured when the car rolled. Another passenger, a 19-year-old man, helped get the pair free from the car which came to a rest on its roof. He then ran a kilometre to raise the alarm. The two girls and the man were taken by St John Ambulance to Gove Hospital for initial treatment. A CareFlight doctor and nurse flew to Gove to transfer the two girls to Royal Darwin Hospital for further treatment to leg, arm and back injuries. All passengers were expected to make a full recovery, and investigations into the crash are continuing. Sergeant Erica Sims said the passengers were lucky to have escaped more-serious injury. “It could have had significant fatal consequences.” She said people should always drive to their own experience, the road conditions and the weather. Recidivist driver faces court A REPEAT traffic offender has dodged harsh penalties after he faced court last week over his eighth driving offence since 2011. The 63-year-old man faced Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court last Wednesday, February 5, charged with driving a vehicle unlicenced. He received a three-month disqualification of his licence for the offence. Since 2011, the recidivist has been convicted for various traffic offences including drink-driving, driving unregistered and being unlicenced. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said: “NT Police will continue to target repeat traffic offenders to make sure the community remains safe.”
Truancy won’t improve with ‘fewer teachers’
THE Federal Government’s truancy officer plan will achieve nothing to improve attendance while teachers are being cut from Territory schools, said Senator Nova Peris last week. “Many schools across the Territory, especially from remote areas, are telling me that they are starting the year with less teachers,” she said. “Truancy officers may sometimes help getting a child to school, but it’s the teachers that are essential in keeping them there. “Less teachers will simply mean less students, and less resources to teach the students that attend.” She said the issue was not just about the start of the school year teaching adjustments. “Schools simply have less teachers this year. “Teachers I have met are doing a fantastic job coping with the cuts, such as working overtime without pay to ensure students get the attention they need.” Senator Peris will travel to Canberra this week for the first week of Senate Parliamentary sittings.
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Former local band Oojah Cockraigne will be playing at the Walkabout Lodge, February 22.
A night to relive Gove through the decades
FORMER local rockers Oojah Cockraigne are returning to town to put punters in a time machine and walk them through the decades of Gove gone past. The Walkabout is presenting the Good Bye, Hello Gove: Oojah Cockraigne Tour - a celebration concert for the community. The well-loved band, who have decided to come back for a fun backyard-style concert behind the
Lodge, will be doing sets of songs from all the different eras of the Gove refinery’s existence. From the Nabalco days in the 1970s, to the modern Rio times, they’ll be dressed up in gear and singing classic hits from each period. Set out on the green grass behind the Walkabout Lodge, it is setting up to be a fantastic night, with music, food and beverages.
And as the tour’s name suggests, Good bye, Hello Gove, could be residents’ last chance to sing along to a favourite local band. Joining Oojah Cockraigne will be local beer garden singer Emma Marshall. As a Walkabout spokesman said; “With her stunning looks and amazing voice, Emma is excited to be a part of a great concert to farewell an awesome local band.”
Lock Saturday, February 22, into your calendar as a fun family night at The Walkabout Lodge and Tavern, as this is one night for the family that you should not miss.
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STRANGE and exciting things can happen out in the centre of Australia. And this Saturday night, on February 15, locals are invited to come get a taste of some such occurrences at the Gove Film Society’s latest screening; the 2013 film, Lasseter’s Bones.
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In a first for the Film Society, this month’s movie will be a documentary; one that digs into the heart of a long-standing Central Australian mystery. In 1931, the body of explorer Harold Lasseter was discovered deep in the desert, found with a diary that revealed he’d found gold, worth millions. That gold was never located - and filmmaker Luke Walker has headed on a quest with Lasseter’s now 85-year-old son, to see if these riches, and relics of his father’s past, can still be found. Film Society Founder Ange Madden said the critically-acclaimed doco would pose some fascinating food for thought. “This story of Harold Lasseter and his hunger for outback gold will have movie fans tingling to their bones. “It’s got just the right amount of endearing characters, adventure and odd
outback history to keep viewers well and truly engaged.” The screening is this Saturday, February 15, at 4C’s Community Centre, opposite the bakery. It’s a free screening, but donations are welcome and please book tickets as there are limited seats. Doors, bar and food from 6.30pm, movie starts 8pm. Full details and to reserve tickets: gpf-filmsociety.eventbrite.com.au/.
Scene from the 2013 documentary, Lasseter’s Bones. BELOW: Explorer Harold Lasseter, before his fateful death in the desert in 1931.
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letters to the editor Call for enquiry over Rio closure of refinery I BELIEVE that the NT government should announce a full enquiry into the alleged failure, and subsequent curtailment, of the major private employer in the Territory. This enquiry is owed to the Australian public as we try to determine the taxpayer exposure to this debacle in lost tax receipts as well as the projected billions of dollars in tax write-offs which the ordinary Australian taxpayer will, no doubt, pay for. The enquiry should examine the foreign investment review board decision to allow the purchase of the business and the subsequent Vietnam construction
debacle that allegedly wrecked the businesses’ competitiveness. It should also investigate how and why any company, who may have found themselves with one too many assets of the same type, would callously decide to trash a great enterprise, community and its workers. And how an impotent government could stand by and let them do it. It would also be handy to know who knew what, and when, about all this. These types of circumstances can lend themselves to a number of unusual circumstances, such as insider trading on real estate and share prices. This is a common
problem world-wide This is caused by people leaking information before it has been made available to the general public? Do we need an anti-corruption enquiry to ensure that all was above board and that future government benefits and contracts don’t all go to the famous NT silver circle of political cronies? Plenty of government money is going to rain down on this region. Unfortunately none of it will get to affected workers’ and their families. One thing that is not widely understood about all this is that the NT government will still
collect a substantial amount of money in taxes. They get their taxes and royalties just the same as before because they are calculated on ore-mined and not refined product exports. The mining company wallows in great international ore prices. Territory workers and their families lose their incomes, their homes, training opportunities for their youth and their entire community is torn apart. The only glass half full that I can see here is half full of bulldust. David Mitchell, Nhulunbuy
Rio plays card, next move Abbott’s RIO Tinto’s announcement last week of a three-year transition support package was welcome news, but it is still not enough and we are still waiting to hear from the Giles and Abbott governments about exactly what packages they propose to put up. As business and property owners dissect the Rio package there are many questions about what constitutes “financial hardship” to qualify for some benefits and raises questions of equity for the 80 per cent of business owners leasing premises not owned by Rio. Understandably, businesses are having to do the sums and, if their fixed costs don’t stack up against a dramatically reduced income stream, they will have to close their doors. Jobs will go and services disappear.
And where’s the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce in this space outside of their East Arnhem chapter? The Federal and Territory governments have said all along that they were waiting for Rio Tinto to take the lead and announce their support packages first. Now, more than two months after Rio’s announcement, Chief Minister Adam Giles responded to Rio’s package with a media release which said and offered nothing other than to claim victory for lobbying Rio for their three-year package. No social and economic impact analysis, no structural or regional adjustment package in sight. A care factor of zero and a shameful case of turning his back and callously ignoring the plight
of workers, families, businesses and a town which services and sustains an entire region. Giles’s rhetoric on ABC last week of having “very good discussions” and spruiking that, “when the three of us (Rio and both levels of government) sit down in the same room there will be an opportunity to put out a broader package,” smacks of someone who is entirely out of touch and begs the question about what exactly has been happening around the Gove Taskforce table so far? Families are already leaving or making plans to leave and the first stage of the refinery began shutting down last week. The urgency for action and the onus of responsibility seems to be entirely lost on Adam Giles and Tony Abbott. Opposition Leader Bill
by NT Member for Nhulunbuy
Shorten made the time to get to Nhulunbuy last week for back-to-back meetings starting importantly - with delegates from the Gove Combined Unions, a group Adam Giles would never acknowledge, let alone meet with. Such is his disdain for the representatives of workers. The Federal and Territory parliaments sit this week and we will be keeping Nhulunbuy front and centre and demanding answers to questions from these all-talk, no-action governments.
Back in top 10: 44 years after the first time Sharkmouth by Russell Morris Review by ANGELA MADDEN YES, it is the same Russell Morris you are thinking of - singer of the 1960s classic Aussie hit, The Real Thing. The 64-year-old musician has a new-ish recording out, Sharkmouth, and this marks his first ever top 10 album - some 44 years after he went to number one with The Real Thing. Interestingly, Sharkmouth has been put out as a largely independent release by Morris; after every major record label in the country rejected his proposed project. Very impressive stuff then, to gain such solid sales and rankings. This is a blues album. It is also a
story-telling album; full of yarns and characters who leap out of the history books, or popular legend, and into the murky wetlands of the blues. Says Morris via his website; “I’ve always wanted to do an album based on those elusive Australian characters, stories and legends. “My grandmother lived to the ripe old age of 93, and during her lifetime she would always regale me with stories about her youth, and what things were like ‘back then’.” There are songs of boxing identities (Ballad of Les Darcy), financial collapses (The Big House) and even Phar Lap (Big Red). Sharkmouth flows easily as a logical recording, with the only slight criticism being some weaker lyrical
choices at times. All in all, this is a comprehensive album indeed. The album sounds as though Morris enjoyed penning these songs, and subsequently seeing them dance to life in front of audiences. This is Australiana Blues - and this is Russell Morris enjoying a very surprising comeback. Each week we 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 Russell Morris will be broadcast onair at 2pm Wednesday, February 12, on 106.9 Gove FM.
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ABOVE: Local Eva Cantrell was last week wondering where long-term tent dweller from Buffalo Creek, Charly, had got to. RIGHT: Local man Charly Burarrwanga has moved on from his home at Buffalo Creek, out to the Homelands. Photo: Eva Cantrell. A RECOGNISABLE character around Gove, who had possibly one of the best views in town, has moved on. Local man Charly Burarrwanga, who lived for around five years in a tent near Buffalo Creek, overlooking the Arafura Sea, has returned to the Homeland of Garrthalala to live with his son. Charly’s friend Eva Cantrell, who used to take food and provisions down to his scenic home for a number of years, was last week wondering as to his whereabouts. “I used to help him with his tent and bring him food, water and things like towels and sheets. “He used to call me Queen Elizabeth - he’d say, ‘Hey Queen Elizabeth, welcome to my castle’.” Eva said she had been worried about Charly living alone at that spot during recent wild weather, as it could have put a strain on his health and his tent. After a search for Charly last week, it was established that in a collaborative effort between Miwatj Health, Aged Care and Charly’s family, he was recently relocated out to a healthy home in the bush. A source from Miwatj, who saw Charly out in Garrthalala recently, said he’d never seen him looking happier or healthier. “We were pleased to see how healthy he looked - he’s back on country and being looked after by family.” Eva said she was relieved to hear that he was going so well. “This man is an icon of Gove - he’s a wonderful, gentle little icon. “He used to just sit for hours and watch the sea - he never needs to be put in a home, he needs to stay out on the country he adores.” Various organisations and family members around town regularly check on homeless people in the region in similar situations to Charly, to make sure they are not going without basic day-to-day needs.
Charly’s country: Man of the sea moves on
Feds ‘working’ on a support plan << From Page 3 “The Gove Taskforce has met three times since the beginning of the year, as part of an ongoing process. “The purpose of the regular meetings is to ensure community concerns are being addressed and that affected workers and families have access to all information during the phased wind-down at the refinery - especially about support programs, opportunities for future employment and regional development.” There have been renewed calls for the Commonwealth to release plans for an assistance package to Gove, in the wake of Rio’s announcement of a three-year support package last week.
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LEADERSHIP and resilience are two qualities which can equip some people for life - and last week, senior Nhulunbuy High School students learned a bit about them both. A two-day seminar was held at the Captain Cook Community Centre on February 6 and 7, to give senior students an insight into setting goals for academic success and personal growth. The event featured a buffet dinner in the Walkabout Lodge, where former pro-skater Simon Clegg livened up the crowd with a motivational speech. Mr Clegg also stuck around for the next night, where he helped the town’s parents unravel one of life’s big mysteries with his seminar called ‘Understanding the Teenage Human’.
ABOVE: Abbey Vaggs and Jordina Grieve. BELOW: Lauren, Jude and Maddi. ABOVE: NHS staff Heather McGee and Kasey Lloyd. RIGHT: Front: Ning, Ila and Emily. Back: Ange, Sarah, Callum, Nyasha, Alex and Liya. BELOW: Danielle Even, Milly McDonald and Tayla Edwards.
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ABOVE: Andy Hall, Kayne Kissick and Ryan Randle. LEFT: Students and staff Jenni, Heather, Rachel, Kaz and Crystal with motivational speaker and former pro-skater Simon Clegg. BELOW LEFT: Shan, Craig, Blayde, Sam, Sam and Connor. BELOW RIGHT: Jordan Kirby, Tracey Adams, Tayla Benn and Ellie Misob.
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Town’s survival after ‘economic tsunami’ - Interview with BILL SHORTEN FEDERAL Labor leader Bill Shorten has witnessed the demise of industries in the past, and has seen the fall of factories in towns across Australia.
Bill, good to see you in town today. Great to be in Gove. I haven’t been in Gove for 12 years, but it’s a real shame the circumstances which have brought me here. This is a great community. I’ve travelled to so many places in regional Australia - I’m a bit of a champion, I think, for communities being viable - and it’s a real shame the pressure this town is under. Is it kind of a unique situation that we’re dealing with up here? Some aspects are unique, some are not. We’ve got the Abbott government who doesn’t know how to support industries outside of the financial services sector I think. They’ve got a vision of Australia which is Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, so I think they struggle with manufacturing. Having said that, there is change across the world, with the high dollar...but Gove is a special place. Anyone who has ever visited, anyone who has ever lived here knows that it is a special, family-friendly oasis, in a very tough world. And it’s a shame to see that under pressure. As Opposition leader, what will you take back to Canberra to give that oasis a bit of a chance? It is not good enough that no senior minister from the Abbott government has been here in what is the equivalent of an economic tsunami hitting Gove. Families are making life-changing decisions. Thousands of people have relied on promises about investment in Gove which haven’t materialised. If this was a cyclone or a flood or a fire, causing the sort of harm that we’re seeing to people’s economic livelihoods, there would be support. But here, thousands of people have almost disappeared off the radar for the federal government. And I’ll be asking in parliament for the Prime Minister and his senior
With this in mind, his trip to Gove last week was still an eye-opening experience, when he met with locals and talked to them about their current situations and the climate
of the town. While here he liaised with community leaders, business and property owners, traditional owners and more.
He also took the time to speak with Arafura Times Editor MATT GARRICK about his views on how Gove can survive after being hit by what he called “an economic tsunami”.
people to visit a town which doesn’t have a lot of votes, but has got a big heart. And how often will you get people to stand up and vocalise for Gove? Well, Senator Nova Peris and Warren Snowdon, and indeed the local Territory member Lynne Walker, are vociferous. And it was their lobbying which has seen me come here within a couple of months of this terrible announcement. We will make this an issue which we will pursue on a persistent basis in the parliament, because the parliament of Australia should speak up for people who haven’t got a voice themselves. What do you think is the biggest issue keeping the commonwealth away, currently? We have seen no ministerial representation up here since Rio’s announcement. I’m bewildered that the Abbott government hasn’t turned up here at a political level. I think they’re better at being in opposition than in government. They’re better at throwing rocks than dealing with problems. Now, some might say that’s too hard on them - people don’t expect governments to be in their lounge rooms every day. But when you’ve got real problems - and people here don’t want a handout, they don’t want a subsidy to keep a particular job in a particular place. But what they do expect is support for a one-company town to make a transition into being a sustainable community. And they want help to prepare for the future, not to stay in the past. In terms of Labor’s involvement with Gove - in 2012, a new 42-year lease was signed between the Julia Gillard government, traditional owners and Rio - has there been anger in the party about the closure due to this? I’m very disappointed that Chief
Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten and NT Senator Nova Peris in Gove last Friday. Minister Adam Giles has pulled the rug Get together a marketing plan, from under the feet of the gas contract. because this is an amazing part of I’m disappointed that Rio seems to be Australia. moving very quickly to just get out of Work with all the stakeholders in town - not get out of town entirely, but the Gove Peninsula and East Arnhem moving pretty quickly. Land - this is a town worth saving. And I’m disappointed that the Not ask for too much, but all have the Abbott government doesn’t recognise same voice when they ask for what they that the government of Australia has a need. Ask the Territory government responsibility in its regions as well as to give longer term commitments in its cities. about maintaining health and schools, because once you start withdrawing Do you think the government health and school services, then famiis scared of Rio? lies will have less reason to come here or to stay. And I think we need to see Well, the government loves big some positive infrastructure investors mining companies. They’re giving so that people can start building new them back a tax refund - maybe they livelihoods. can use some of the tax refund that the Abbott government’s giving Rio and What about Gove’s workers’ help small businesses. unions - there was a recent win The government talks about being for the AWU in a dispute claim a friend of small business but I don’t against Rio. think too many small businesses feel What is the importance of that? helped by the Abbott government. I think Rio Tinto does best when What would you advise small it works really transparently with its business owners, property employees. The issue about offering owners, to do during this period? people redeployment; when you say to your workforce ‘we’ll redeploy you’,
there’s a high road and a low road to closing a plant. Sometimes, operations close. But I think Rio needs to give more focus to assisting individuals with a plan for their future. I don’t think a company can just automatically wipe their hands of an individual once they walk off the factory after they’ve sacked the person. I think active retraining and active individual assistance are important. There’s a good way and a bad way to close a factory - and if you just look at the dollars, then you will invariably get to a low road and a bad way to close. People deserve dignity - they work their hardest for companies, they deserve to be treated with dignity on the way out. We see in American films where people get the equivalent of, you know - you’re out the gate and here’s your box and put your belongings in it and you’ve got to leave the premises. I’m not saying Rio’s doing that, but I’ve seen other companies take a more longer term, calibrated approach to how they help people move on. So you don’t think people are being treated with dignity? My initial reaction is I think they can do better. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but it’s not the best I’ve seen. Things could be done better. And we’ll sit down and talk to Rio Tinto about that. And I’ve been involved in these things in the past - I’ve seen industries go, I’ve seen factories close, so I have some idea what I’m talking about. There’s a high road and a low road. In those situations where you’ve seen factories close, how do they differ from here? This is not just a one-industry town, its a one-company town. So the problems when that one company decides to radically cut its workforce are more acute than just about anywhere else I’ve seen. So that requires a more thoughtful response.
ABOVE LEFT: Members of the East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce and the Gove Community Advisory Committee met with Mr Shorten, MP Warren Snowdon and Senator Nova Peris. ABOVE RIGHT: Locals Sue Haddock and Sarah Munnings met with Mr Shorten in Endeavour Square. LEFT: Having a chat with local ranger Grace Wunungmurra. RIGHT: Traditional Owner Balupalu Yunupingu with Senator Nova Peris and local Ina Edwardson.
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Push for treaty resonates for Yolngu THE Prime Minister’s key adviser on Indigenous Affairs, Warren Mundine (left), wants the Federal Government to sign a series of treaties with Indigenous groups. Mr Mundine said late last month that a series of treaties should be negotiated between the government and individual Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander nations and language groups across Australia. And Yolngu elders of East Arnhem Land have offered their support for the proposal. Widow of Yothu Yindi singer Dr Yunupingu, Gurruwun Yunupingu (right), accepted the honour of a posthumous Companion of the Order of Australia
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(AC) for her late husband on January 26, where she talked of his desire for a treaty. “He wanted the treaty because Yolngu were not being recognised as first peoples. “He wanted self-management, selfdetermination and respect as a human being. “He wanted to stop the death of Yolngu law, custom, and language, to stop the genocide of his people. He wanted mutual respect for each other.” Co-Convenor of the Yolngu Nations Assembly Matthew Dhulumburrk Gaykamangu said Yolngu wanted a treaty as it would be a step towards self-determination. “Right now we get directives just from the government side - for housing, education, skills training. “This is one-sided talk that never ends in things that work. “Government needs to listen to Yolngu thinking for Yolngu problems.” Mr Gaykamangu said a treaty would also be good because “we need a foundational agreement for the Australian government and the Yolngu government” before any real progress can be made. Mr Mundine has been urging Prime Minister
Tony Abbott to begin negotiating treaties with Australia’s Indigenous people. He has said that treaties between governments and Indigenous peoples have served New Zealand, Canada and the United States well and something similar should be done in Australia. “And if you’re looking at reconciliation, it always seems to focus on the sorry and the apology, but from my Catholic background reconciliation means a clear thing which is yes, you do have the apology and sorry, but also you have to have forgiveness as well to truly reconcile and I see this as the way for us to move forward.” Ms Yunupingu en-
forced that now was the time to act on making a treaty. “Treaty for Yolngu people was a big part of my husbands mission. “He wanted harmony. “So for that award he received on Australia day, Companion of the Order of Australia, if Australia respects this award, they will respect this call for treaty. “He was never angry, he was always calm, let’s work toward a treaty likewise.” Mr Abbott has said the main driver of reconciliation should be recognition within the country’s Constitution for Indigenous Australians’ historical role on the continent before European settlement.
Call for young Indigenous voices YOUNG Indigenous voices of East Arnhem Land have been encouraged to have their say, and apply to be a part of Indigenous Youth Parliament 2014. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is urging Indigenous Australians aged 16 to 25 to apply now for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP). NIYP is a week-long leadership program to be held in Canberra in May 2014. Fifty young Indigenous Australians will travel to Canberra to learn directly from the people making decisions that affect Indigenous communities. AEC NT Indigenous Community Engagement Officer Ruth Walker said this was a once-in-a-life time opportunity. “No specific skills or experience are
required. But we hope young Indigenous Australians from NT who are passionate about issues and willing to stand up and have a say will seize this great opportunity. “They’ll get expert training in public speaking and in dealing with the media, and they’ll meet members of Parliament and other national leaders.” The centrepiece of the program is a two-day simulated parliament in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House where participants will debate bills and important issues. Applications close on Monday, March 10. Participants will be chosen based on their ideas and interest in government and parliament and their potential leadership skills. Application forms at www.aec. gov.au/Indigenous.
Numbulwar water safe to drink THE Numbulwar community’s water supply is once again safe to drink. The Environmental Health branch of the Department of Health has lifted the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Water Boil Alert) for the remote East Arnhem Land community after samples from the community’s water supply were confirmed as being free of any harmful bacteria. Director of Environmental Health Xavier Schobben said the water boil alert was issued on January 29 after weekly water quality samples taken from the community identified the presence of E.coli. These bacteria are an indicator of faecal pollution and the possible presence of other
harmful bacteria. “Power and Water Corporation officers immediately responded and have ensured maximum disinfection occurred, which killed any bacteria that may have been present and further testing results received today have identified the water as now being safe,” Mr Schobben said. “I am confident that the actions taken and steps put in place will ensure that any future potential public health risks are greatly minimised.” If further information is required, please contact the DoH Environmental Health hotline during business hours on toll free (1800 095 646).
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washed up on to the sand near the Ski Beach causeway. Commodore of the Gove Boat Club Brad Smith said people should keep their eyes on their boats during the rough weather. “They can be a hazard to other boats if they break their moorings and drift free.” He said the loose boats could potentially drag on to other boats and break their moorings as well.
Gove gets good tidings LAST week, the Arafura Times put out the call to any weather wary locals who may have grabbed a photo of the recent king tides that hit Gove on February 2. Local Ian ‘Mo’ McKay responded to the call, with some top snaps of the epic tides when they hit the boat ramp near the refinery at their peak, around 10am on the day. Residents are encouraged to send their nature photos through to editor@ arafuratimes.com.au, and have them immortalised in the pages of your local newspaper.
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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: “The Jane Austen Book Club” (M a,l) - Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels. 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 Block - Fans Vs Faves Unlocked 8:30 TBA 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: “Absence Of The Good” (M v,l) 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 7:30 Coastwatch Oz 8:00 TBA 11:00 Parks And Recreation: Ms. Knope Goes To Washington - Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C., and Leslie feels overwhelmed by the city especially after meeting two of her idols. 11:30 Up All Night: Daddy Daughter Time / Letting Go 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 2:55 Wonderful Indonesia: The Spice Islands Of The World 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 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Gormet Farmer: New Farm 8:30 Italy Unpacked: Looking To The Future 9:35 Rectify: Sexual Peeling - While Daniel explores town on his own, his sister Amantha worries for his safety. Daniel’s younger brother Ted Jr. takes him to lunch to find out his intentions for the family’s tyre business. 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 Thursday FC 12:00 How To Mend A Broken Heart 1:00 All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace 2:05 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 As Time Goes By 3:00 Golf: Women’s Australian Open 2014 6:00 Grand Designs 6:55 What’s Your Story? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Gardens 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Doctor Blake must unravel the murder of an up-and-coming rock’n’roll star, after he collapses in front of his fans at a sell-out performance. 9:30 The Guilty - A trip to Germany casts the statement of a key witness in a disturbing light, and Claire makes a discovery with distressing implications. 10:15 Lateline 10:55 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 11:25 Hustle 12:25 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: “Singles” (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 The Big Bang Theory: The Love Car Displacement 7:30 Talking Language With Ernie Dingo 8:00 Movie: “Valentines Day” (M s) - An ensemble romantic comedy following a group of different couples as they find and lose love in all its many forms over the course of the title holiday. 10:30 Movie: “Spanglish” (M l) - Married couple John and Deborah have their mundane lives changed when they hire a fiery new housekeeper, Flor, who only speaks Spanish. Although John only speaks English he soon finds himself attracted to Flor. 1:00 Movie: “Deliverance” (AV) 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America
5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 TBA 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 5:30 Today Tonight 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8:00 TBA 11:30 Hung: We’re Golden - After Ray tells Lydia he’s leaving the business, she takes Ray and Tanya on an unforgettable ride. Darby threatens to leave home, and Lenore confronts Jason about missing a date with a client. 12:00 Movie: “Alien Abduction” - In the middle of a Thanksgiving dinner, a flash of light marks the beginning of a terrifying night for the McPherson family. 2:00 Harry’s Practice 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 Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Life Beyond The Edge 8:35 First Across Australia: Triumph To Tragedy 9:30 The First World War From Above 10:35 World News Australia Late 11:00 The Feed 11:30 Movie: “Novo” (MA s,n,a) - In French. Graham has total memory loss after an accident. He takes on lovers, but can never remember them and must resort to writing notes on everything. Then one day he recognises his son. A lusty homage to the film Memento. 1:15 Movie: “Inspector Montalbano: Treasure Hunt” (M v,l) 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 Rage 11:30 QI: Gardens 12:00 Basketball: WNBL: Round 19 Canberra Vs West Coast 1:30 Golf: Women’s Australian Open 2014 3:00 Football: NTFL: Round 18: Wanderers Vs St Marys 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:20 Dream Build: Inner House - What do you do with a heritagelisted church, where the heritage requirements dictate that nothing of the new structure can touch the walls of the heritage-listed building? You build an inner house. 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Labours Of Hercules - In an effort to recover his confidence after a rare professional failure, Poirot sets off for the Swiss Alps in pursuit of a missing maid. 10:00 Silent Witness: Bloodlines (Part 1) - When human rights lawyer Anna Sandor calls Harry to Budapest to investigate the death of a client, they start to uncover a sinister underworld conspiracy, putting both their lives in danger. 11:00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 11:30 Rage Guest Programmer
5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 Alive And Cooking 11:00 Cybershack 11:30 Discover Downunder Summer Series 11:55 The Middle 12:20 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 3:30 The Bottom Line 4:30 Your 4x4 5:00 Musomagic Outback Tracks 5:30 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 TBA 11:00 Movie: “Murder By Numbers” (AV v,a,l,s) - When a dead woman is found in the woods near the river, homicide detectives Mayweather and Kennedy are assigned to the case. 1:20 Movie: “The Driver” (M v) - A man who dresses like an Ivy Leaguer is known for his ability to drive a getaway car in a hold-up. A cop, obsessed with the idea of catching him, sets up a bank robbery with the help of some crooks. 3:05 Extra 3:35 Brand Developers 4:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 5:00 Wesley Impact Summer Series
5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Zenon: Z3” (G) - In the third instalment of the Zenon trilogy, everyone’s favourite overachiever Zenon Kar is competing to win the Galactic Teen Supreme contest and celebrate at the Moonstock Festival in the year 2054. 2:00 TBA 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:30 TBA 11:50 Hung: Money On The Floor - When his shoebox of cash goes missing, Ray goes after the prime suspect: Lenore. Meanwhile, Sandee offers Tanya the opportunity to expand her business. 12:30 Movie: “The Pawn” (AV v) - Lieutenant Ray Harlan returns home to escape his past and find solace with his family. But what he encounters is quite different and cuts to the very core of his existence. 2:30 Harry’s Practice 3:00 It’s Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz
5:00 World News 1:00 My Father And The Man In Black 2:35 Ora 2:50 Milos Forman Taking Off In America 3:55 Season At The Juilliard School New York 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 A History Of Ancient Britain 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Nature’s Classroom 8:30 Living With The Amish 9:30 Movie: “Shame” (MA n,a,s) - In New York City, Brandon’s carefully cultivated private life, which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction, is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay 11:20 Movie: “Hunger” (MAV a,n,v) - The final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike, are chronicled in this historical drama, the first feature film from artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen. 1:05 How To Get More Sex 1:35 Movie: “The Dinner Guest” (PG) 3:05 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: Knaresborough 12:00 Landline 1:00 Golf: Women’s Australian Open 2014 6:00 Football: W-League: Semi Final 2 - Highlights 7:00 ABC News 7:30 David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals: Dawn Of The Mammals 8:30 Rake 9:30 The Kangaroo Gang 10:25 Girt By Sea 11:25 Movie: “Play It Again, Sam” (M a,s) - Allan Felix is a neurotic film critic who’s been abandoned by his wife. He seeks fresh companionship with help from the shade of Humphrey Bogart. 12:50 Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary 2:45 Dalziel And Pascoe: The Cave Woman 4:30 David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals: Dawn Of The Mammals 5:30 Collectors
5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Sarah Shark 10:30 TBA 11:30 TBA 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 11:30 Financial Review Sunday 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. 1:00 Spyforce: Breakout - The Japanese capture a number of Australian soldiers. Spyforce operatives, Erskine and Gunther, are to break these men out of a Japanese holding camp before the Japanese interrogaters learn of Allied troop movements from them. 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: Manimal - With Dmitry staying at Shadow Pond prior to the summit, it’s up to Hank to make sure the stubborn Russian is properly caring for his diabetes and taking his insulin. 12:00 Hannibal: Aperitif - Unorthodox profiler Will Graham is enlisted by the FBI to catch a serial killer who targets young women. When answers prove elusive, they ask psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter to consult on the case and the mental strain it is causing Will. 1:00 Harry’s Practice 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 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 2014 Superbike World Championship 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Living Black Conversations 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Archaeology 8:30 Blackout 9:55 Everything And Nothing 11:05 Movie: “Mommo The Bogeyman” (PG) In Turkish. A moving film about two young children caught in a painful family deadlock. Nine-year-old Ahmet and his little sister Ayse are left with their frail grandfather, Hasan, after their father remarries and his new wife rejects them. Due to his failing health, Hasan is faced with the heartbreaking decision of whether to separate the children forever. 12:50 Movie: “Vares: Private Eye” (MAV l,s,v) - In Finnish. 2:35 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: Heads You Lose 1:15 Movie: “Intolerance” (PG) - A major innovation in the narrative technique of the cinema, these four stories are based on a single theme - social injustice - told in parallel. 4:05 Grand Designs 5:00 Talking Heads / 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: “Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story” (M v,s) 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: Straight Man’s Best Friend - Joe tries to hide his new straight friend Russ from Louis 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: “Patricia Cornwell: At Risk” (M v,a) 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 11:15 Parks and Recreation: Soda Tax 11:45 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters - Luke has a shock announcement for Patricia on the day of the wedding. 3:30 Dr Oz: The Revolutionary Cure For Pain (Magnets) - Dr. Oz investigates claims that magnets are changing the face of medicine. 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 Titanic: The Mission - Electrics 1:55 The Last Explorers 2:55 Life Is Beautiful 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: Dad’s Last Wish - During an examination of a painful phimosis, Frank learns that he and Mia’s doctor thinks Mia is ‘a nice girl’. Mia don’t see the problem, but Frank insists on being present at Mia’s next visit to the doctor. 12:00 Shorts On Screen 12:35 Derren Brown Investigates 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Four Corners 11:45 Media Watch 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Talking Heads 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Compass 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 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Family Confidential 8:30 New Tricks: Where There’s Smoke 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Tim Winton 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:35 Movie: “Jet Storm” (PG) 2:00 Movie: “Second Chorus” (G) 3:30 Basketball: WNBL: Round 19: Canberra Vs West Coast 5:00 Talking Heads / 5:30 Eggheads
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: “Before Sunrise” (M l) 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 Discovery Dissapation 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Deception Verification 9:00 2 Broke Girls: And The Big Butt 9:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Cronuts 10:00 Two And A Half Men: Tazed In The Lady Nuts 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Nine Magic Fingers 11:00 Weeds: Vehement V. Vigorous 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
5:30 Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Schemes” (M s,l,v) 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 8:30 Winners And Losers: Afternoon Delight 9:30 Parenthood: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities 10:30 Scandal: White Hat’s Back On 11:30 Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Reynolds Vs Reynolds Court is in session at Paddy’s Pub as Frank and Dennis present their cases to the rest of the gang. What will the verdict be? 12:00 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 Dr Oz 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 Person Of Interest 2:00 The Long March To Freedom 2:55 Life Is Beautiful 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 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 Movie: “The Bridge” (M n,d,v) - Angered by the public’s indifference to worldwide child labour, the killer hijacks a bus full of children. He wants to make the point that people will only sit up and take notice if it’s their own kids involved. To save the children, he demands that five large companies that benefit indirectly from child labour should be set on fire by the general public. 12:05 Undercover Cop: The Mark Kennedy Story 1:35 Destination Australia 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 One Plus One 11:30 Family Confidential 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Hello Birdy 2:00 Australian Story 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 East Of Everything 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:05 Grand Designs
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: “Passengers” (M 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 TBA 10:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Backfire 11:00 Dallas: A Call To Arms - Cliff and Ryland put Ewing Energies on the verge of collapse forcing the Ewings to battle back and Christopher gets closer to finding his mother. 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 Movie: “Running Home” (M v) 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: The Commencement - The Commencement begins and some mysterious connections are revealed. Michael works to overthrow Edward before it’s too late. But it’s not going to be easy and not everyone will get out alive. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 Dr Oz 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News
5:00 UEFA Champions League 2013 / 2014 7:30 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve 8:35 One Born Every Minute 9:30 Lilyhammer 10:25 World News Australia Late 11:00 Movie: “Gomorrah” (MAV d,v) - In Italian. Based on the book by Roberto Saviano, this is an inside look at Italy’s modern-day crime families, told through the stories of five individuals who think they can make their own compact with the Camorra. 1:25 Movie: “Tokyo Sonata” (M a) - In Japanese, English Subtitles. 3:30 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Human Planet 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Talking Heads 1:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 1:30 Would I Lie To You? 2:00 At The Movies 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Golf: Women’s Australian Open 2014 6:05 Grand Designs 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Food 8:30 Kids On Speed? 9:30 Trust Me I’m A Doctor 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:25 Movie: “Marathon Man” (M l,n,s,v) - A Columbia graduate student unknowingly gets caught up in a terrifying nightmare masterminded by a Nazi fugitive. 1:25 Movie: “Advise and Consent” (PG) 3:40 Trust Me I’m A Doctor 4:30 Grand Designs 5:30 Talking Heads
7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:05 11:35 12:30 2:10 3:30 5:30
ABC News 7.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL Spicks And Specks The Moodys: Bridget’s Surprise 40th Adam Hills: The Last Leg Would I Lie To You? Lateline The Business The Straits: Poison Movie: “Expresso Bongo” (PG) Movie: “The Squeaker” (PG) Football: W-League: Semi Finals 1 & 2 - Highlights Eggheads
14 – Arafura Times
12 - 18 February 2014
CROSSWORD No. 185
SUDOKU No. 185
AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) A very close friendship will give you muchneeded support. You need an extra boost of confidence at the moment, and this person knows exactly how to reassure you. Romance. The Moon/Pluto Midpoint moving through your sign will bring about some personal changes. This will put you on better footing!
PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A plan which seems promising will have to be modified before it will actually work. Don’t be too slow to update your ideas. Additionally, remember to incorporate the opinions of others. Romance. You will have a very pleasant surprise early this week. It will not come from the person you expect, however.
ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)
If you feel that someone is wasting your time you will not forgive them in a hurry. There isn’t any good reason for spending precious time on senseless things. Romance. Your good mood will help to pull your partner out of a difficult patch. Do your best not to fall back on old habits. You need to move forward!
TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) You may be itching to go through old memorabilia. Spend time this week going through old pictures and letters. It will surely put a smile on your face! Romance. You will need to spend some time by yourself this week. Reassure your partner that there isn’t anything wrong, but that you need to regroup.
GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) You need to relax this week. There has been too much stress in your life lately. Take time to unwind and gather your thoughts. Try to do something enjoyable that you have never done before. Romance. Don’t lose your cool just because things don’t quite go according to plan. Things will work out eventually.
CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)
Your confidence is soaring this week at work and it should be! You are in demand and are able to command almost any situation. Good job! Romance. Your relationship will soon be in very good shape. A meeting of minds will help you to sort out a lingering disagreement. Be sure to be flexible!
FINDWORD No. 185 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA
LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)
Once you have started something, it is difficult to stop you! This momentum will be very valuable this week. Keep it going! Romance. A journey away from home will help to give your relationship an unexpected boost. It may be difficult to return to work because you will consistently daydream about your trip!
VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A new venture will get underway. Things won’t go quite the way you expect, but don’t give up. Soon you’ll be able to relax. Romance. Concerns for financial security will be important in your relationship over the next week. Get things under control. Don’t expect your partner to do the same if you don’t!
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LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Events will work in your favour this week and you could get the credit. This will improve your reputation and will make you more popular amongst friends. Romance. You will be in the mood for a wild fling. This may be “easier said than done”, however. Don’t get into something you aren’t comfortable with!
SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) You will need to keep better track of your finances. You have enough coming in, but you are not sure how much you have going out. Stop spending frivolously. Romance. Your partner will appreciate your willingness to help out during a difficult time. Give them your all and you’ll receive something in return.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
The best revenge is massive success.
SOLUTIONS No. 185
A deal which you have been waiting for will soon come along. Don’t dither or you will miss this opportunity. There are many who are waiting for the same chance! Romance. You may have to be more encouraging to a new admirer. This person will be very shy. Interestingly, this personality type may fit you perfectly!
CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Don’t allow yourself to be led astray. You will need to think very clearly before committing yourself. Talking to someone who has been in the same situation would be best. Romance. Your partner will be very impressed by your work ethic and consistent energy. Overall, you balance each other out well.
12 - 18 February 2014 – 15
CLASSIFIEDS Nhulunbuy Primary School Staff & Students Offer our deepest sympathy to Karl, Tayla, Erin, Nick and families. Our heart goes out to you all during this difficult time.
East Arnhem Rugby Union Inc.
AGM NOTICE Purpose of AGM is to elect a new committee. Previous and new members welcome.
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3 Whitewood Circuit at 6.30pm (Nibbles provided)
Please contact Donna Mulholland for any further information on 0409 696 632
AGM NOTICE Love animals and would like to become part of a fantastic group of volunteers then please attend our AGM. 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.
Nhulunbuy High School Council, Staff and Students extend their sincere condolences to the family and extended family on the sudden passing of Karen Keeley. Our thoughts are with you all.
East Arnhem Blues Society Inc. AnnuAl GenerAl MeetinG 2014 At the Hogshed 2pm, Saturday, February 22
Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Annual General Meeting. When: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Time: 9.30am for a 10am start Place: Gove Peninsula Surf Club All positions declared vacant. If you wish to nominate for a position surf club membership is required. Any enquiries to Club Secretary - Kellie Francis email@example.com or call 0488 242 885.
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At Alcoa you can have it all Mechanical Engineer/ Project Engineer, WA Operations
Annual General Meeting
Use your excellent mechanical engineering aptitude and communication skills to play a key part in production optimisation, by applying reliability engineering principles to equipment performance and solutions to equipment based problems through failure and root cause analysis techniques. You will also be analysing and providing data to the equipment end users to ensure that life cycle costs and performance are optimised.
Environmental Manager, Pinjarra In this challenging role you will provide leadership to the environment function at the Pinjarra Reﬁnery working towards and exceeding the achievement of our environment and community goals. Ensure the location's compliance with environmental statutory laws, regulations and Alcoa's environmental policies and standards. Please visit our website www.alcoa.com.au for more information on these challenging opportunities.
For more information or to apply visit www.alcoa.com.au
It’s not too late to apply! Postgraduate study that makes a difference
Attention-seeking space seeks like-minded advertiser
Develop skills to respond to the health challenges of northern Australia by specialising in public health or health research.
THIS COLOUR SPACE COSTS ONLY $30 PER WEEK*
Menzies School of Health Research, in conjunction with Charles Darwin University, offers the following:
Call 1300 088 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org *CONDITIONS APPLY
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.
• Graduate Diploma in Health Research - 1 year full-time with emphasis on applied research • Graduate Diploma in Public Health – 1 year full-time, counted towards the 1.5 year Master of Public Health • Master of Public Health – with specialist units in public health practice, Indigenous and global health. Learn online with face-to-face intensives on campus for some units. Apply online now for Semester 1 2014 at www.satac.edu.au Commonwealth Government supported places are available. For further information visit www.cdu.edu.au/applynow/ postgraduate or contact the Academic Administrator at education@ menzies.edu.au or 8946 6506.
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Arafura Times ADVERTISING DEADLINES
NHULUNBUY PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNCIL INC.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Indigenous Education Review
Draft Report for Consultation
Public consultative meetings led by the reviewer are being held across the Territory. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Interested in the direction your child’s education is taking? Want to see more opportunities for your child? Why not join the School Council and get involved…
Nhulunbuy Town Hall, Chesterfield Cct Friday 14 February 5pm - 7pm
Written submissions are invited. Guidelines for written submissions and copies of the draft report are available online at www.education.nt.gov.au. The closing date for submissions is Sunday 9 March 2014.
For further information please e: email@example.com or t: (08) 8901 1310.
Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited
material: 5pm, Fridays before publication
To be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7.30pm in the Primary School Library
PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Phone: (08) 8939 2200 Fax: (08) 8987 2451 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE BY TENDER
Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm, Friday 28 February, 2014 for the purchase of the items / lots listed below. The items / lots are offered in an as is condition and can be inspected by contacting the Manager listed below.
All parents and teachers welcome to attend
Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation
FINANCE TEAM LEADER Iconic coastal location: Yirrkala, NT $74,327 - $81,066 depending on exp & quals Housing and reasonable relocation costs - negotiable Annual airfares; 6 weeks annual leave; PBI purchasing card; Salary Sacrificing Full-time; Permanent position Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to join us as our Finance Team Leader. We are a large Aboriginal organisation based at Yirrkala near Nhulunbuy in the NT. We offer an interesting and friendly workplace. Your future Finance Team colleagues are all experienced and friendly people. The successful applicant will have experience and qualifications relevant to senior bookkeeping, accounting support or senior finance officer functions. We offer an attractive package and benefits. Housing and relocation costs will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Pump – condition unknown
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
Interested? Please obtain a copy of the position description which includes more details about us and the position. Applications will only be accepted by email up to the closing time.
Trailer & Pump – condition unknown
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
For further information and a copy of the Position Description, please contact: Donna Orchard. Tel: 08 8939 1806 Email: email@example.com
Irrigation spray jets
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
Closing Date for Applications: 5pm (NT time) Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Pump & motor – condition unknown
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
10am, Monday before publication
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
Pump & motor – condition unknown
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
Surplus pumps – condition unknown
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
individuals, community groups and organisations play in the creation of
Irrigation spray jets
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
to encourage and support individuals and groups in the community to
line classifieds, so please include your postal address and your credit card details in your email, or we can provide direct debit information.
PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Phone: (08) 8939 2200 Fax: (08) 8987 2451 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tow along barge & pump – condition unknown Pump & motor – condition unknown
Please note: required for
Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited
Ron Ziegler Tel. 8987 1753
Les Mitchell Furniture / fittings / various items from Tel. 8987 1370 previous airport kiosk – details on the NCL website at www.ncl.net.au
For more information, please visit the NCL website at www.ncl.net.au. Tenders should be placed in an envelope with the lot number shown on the outside and lodged at the Corporation’s Office in Endeavour Square or by posting to:
Community Assistance Programme The Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (NCL) recognises the vital role that a vibrant and sustainable township. The NCL has assistance programmes engage in activites that advance the quality of life in Nhulunbuy.
1. Community Support Programme This programme aims to support groups for amounts of up to $1,250 for one-off activities or projects that benefit the Nhulunbuy community. These may include (but are not limited to) events, community projects or purchasing of equipment for community groups.
2. Partnership Programme This programme aims to invest in the development of the Nhulunbuy community by offering amounts of up to $2,500. Applicants applying for
Shawn Kidner Town Administrator PO Box 345 NHULUNBUY NT 0881
a Partnership Programme must match the funding amount requested. The partnership Grant supports projects that align closely with the NCL’s identified plans and endorsed activities, and have the potential to build
Highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted and all tenders offered should be exclusive of G.S.T.
community capacity. Applicants in this category must be incorporated bodies, and must be based in Nhulunbuy. Application forms can be requested / collected from the NCL office in
Email your classifieds thru to email@example.com
Endeavour Square, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close at 4.30pm on Friday, March 14, 2014. For more information on the Community Assistance Program, please visit our website at www.ncl.net.au or contact Julie Bryce at (08) 8939 2200.
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Cross-country bike ride a goer TOUR de Arnhem Land is getting ready to roll for 2014. After organisers put the word out a couple of weeks ago that they were hoping to run a third installment of this long-distance cross-Arnhem Land ride on July 28, they received an overwhelming response. The ride will go for either eight or 11 days, depending on their final route destination, which is still to be determined. This Friday, February 14, all participants wanting to be involved have been
called on to attend an initial meet and greet at the Walkabout from 5pm. Anyone out there interested and still wants to register, organiser Des O’Sullivan has asked that you send an email to tourdearnhemland@hotmail. com promptly, as spots are limited and filling up. Organisers have also asked road users to give a wide berth and be extra careful while driving at the moment, as the Tour de Arnhem riders get some practice rides in over the next six months.
Our Territory Firefighters demonstrate commitment, courage and determination; do you have what it takes? The NT Fire and Rescue Service offer a variety of challenging career opportunities with excellent salaries, paid training and 9 weeks annual leave.
Applications close 28 February 2014.
NT Fire and Rescue Service
Call 08 8999 FIRE (8999 3473) or visit www.fire.nt.gov.au If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to email@example.com
Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Belinda Verrall E: Belinda_verrall@hotmail.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Arnhem Land Tourism Association Contact: John Tourish P: 8939 2000
Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: email@example.com Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: email@example.com Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E: email@example.com
Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time 0028 0627 1339 2023
Time 0145 0732 1429 2102
Time 0238 0824 1509 2136
Ht 1.85 2.88 1.14 2.56
Ht 1.78 2.97 1.04 2.69
Sat 15 Ht 1.67 3.08 0.95 2.80
Time 0319 0907 1545 2206
Ht 1.55 3.17 0.88 2.89
Time 0355 0945 1618 2233
Time 0429 1018 1649 2258
Time 0501 1051 1718 2323
Ht 1.43 3.24 0.85 2.96
Ht 1.33 3.27 0.85 3.03
Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E: email@example.com
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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.
WATER CONSUMPTION TABLE
W/E Jan 26 W/E Jan 26 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage
Total Per head Total Per head Total Per head Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt
Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272
Tae Kwon Do Nhulunbuy Contact: Paul Macloy P: 0407 106 525
TourDeArnhemland Contact: Des O’Sullivan P: 0418 840 957 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training Contact: Grahame Deppeler P: 0439 033 688
Ht 1.25 3.27 0.87 3.09
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: email@example.com
Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 12
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530
Contact: Maria Akapita (Director) P: 8987 3311 F: 8987 3097 E: email@example.com
Other Cities Av. Consumption / Head of Pop. Brisbane 270 • Darwin 1100 • Perth 340
Weather details o
Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 3 31.2 24.3 1.4 Tuesday 4 29.4 24.1 12.2 Wednesday 5 29.1 24.4 11.6 Thursday 6 29.6 24.6 13.6 Friday 7 28.6 24.0 8.6 Saturday 8 31.1 24.1 1.2 Sunday 9 32.2 25.8 TCE Monthly total rainfall to date: 87.8mm
Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Feb 3 to Sunday, Feb 9
Mean sea level pressure Max: 1008.5 hPa on Sunday Min: 1001.7 hPa on Tuesday Averages for the month of February Max temp: 31.5 Min temp: 24.5 Rainfall: 278.7 mm
Sport Arafura Times
Phone: 1300 0880 00 • Fax: 1300 787 248 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports reports deadline is 10.30am, Monday prior to publication
AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE: Australia Day Ambrose competitors.
Advance Australia’s fairways: Oz Day at Golfy
Story/photos: ESTHER RIKA AUSTRALIA Day at the Gove Country Golf Club provided golfers and families with an atmosphere of community fun, laughter and chilling out with mates on the verandah with a coldie in hand. The morning began with the tradi-
tional Australia Day Ambrose, which saw 10 teams and 40 players challenge each other in a nine-hole round of golf. Team “Manager”, consisting of Jamie, Kim, Liz and Kevin, were declared the 2014 Ambrose Winners. They were happy with their prizes kindly donated by Gove Tackle World and Outdoors.
Second place went to Bob Small, Surf, Lee Peters and Rosemary Redgen. Ina and Tom Edwardson took out the wooden spoon award. The Longest Drive Men’s/Women’s went to Damien Sanders and Coral Walker, with Andy Gould taking out the Nearest to the Pin. The best dressed/looking team went
to the Donna-Marie Grieve, Errol Boyd, Andy Gould and Scott Morris. After the Ambrose, Junior Golf hosted their waterslide and sausage sizzle afternoon. Fifty metres of plastic, some dish washing liquid and water kept parents, golfers, toddlers and school children entertained for hours well into the
afternoon. The icy cups and lollipops all sold out and many youngsters were seen sporting face decorations of butterflies, snakes, batman and flowers. All in all it was memorable day, where the simplest things in life could lift the spirits of a great community like Gove.
BEST-DRESSED TEAM: Andy Gould, Errol Boyd, Donna-Marie Grieve and Scott Morris.
Sean Murphy, Andrew McLoughlin, Dave Neenan and Troy Picket. WOODEN SPOONERS: Tom and Ina Edwardson.
THE LOOK OF SUMMER: Youngster Summer Ryland.
SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’: Maciu Gentle.
Young champ Katelyn Rika takes some time away from the course.
TEAM MANAGER: Australia Day Ambrose Winners: SECOND PLACE WINNERS: Bob Small, Surf, Kim, Kevin, Jamie and Liz. Lee Peters and Rosemary Redgen.
PLUGGIN’ ALONG: Hunter and Remi Grieve.
Longest Drive Men/Women; Damien Sanders and Coral Walker with Nearest to the Pin; Andy Gould.
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the Arnhem club Checkout our website at www.thearnhemclub.com Ph: 8987 0601 Fax: 8987 0680
WeeKly sPeCials KitCHen
One free kids meal with every adult meal purchased*
Free refills on soft drinks
All pastas $10
All cocktails $10
10% off every bill
10% off all drinks
Chef’s Special of the day
Chef’s Special of the day
$5 Beer / Wine Specials
Chef’s Special of the day
Bottle shop prices on select wines
At the Arnhem club every second Saturday. 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+
Valentines Day If you and your partner book in at Macassans you could WIN your whole bill paid for! Plus... A glass of bubbly for every person who books on arrival!
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY night
All Proceeds will go to the Seniors Group!
DRAW JAG the BADGEFROM 5.30PM
Open Monday to Jackpot Be here every Friday in the Bar 5-6pm, With A DRinK Saturday from EVERY tUEsDAY night DINNER SPECIALS AVAILABLE $3000 to receive a ticket. Drawn after 6pm. Jackpot 12pm - 8.30pm WINNER FOLLOWED BY... FOLLOWEDaBY... ! e k k rao NEW MENU!!!
PRizEs FOR thE BEst singER!
SATURDAY GREAT PRIZES!
tickets on sale from 11.30am EVERY SATURDAY FROM 1PM UNTIL 5PM. BRING YOUR VOICE AND YOUR INSTRUMENT. EVERYONE WELCOME
Members and bonafide guests in the company of a member are welcome. Only financial members may purchase from the bottleshop.
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