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A lifetime of service

Two ex-Hawthorn players, Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico and Shane Crawford, were in Gove last week to promote the NAB AFL Auskick program in remote communities. Dipper is pictured having fun with Hawthorn supporter Brodan Maymaru.


AFTER 40 years of service, Jonetani Rika (OAM) officially retiredwith Layhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Coorporation on Friday, May 25. The surprise celebration retraced many unique moments in history as friends and colleagues shared their experiences and gave tributes to Jonetani, for supporting Yolngu people’s dreams of returning to their Homelands. Jonetani arrived in Australia in 1965 from Fiji under the Methodist Church Program to work as an agriculturalist in Yirrkala. In 1972, Mr Mununggurr (who became the first Chairman of Laynhapuy) asked Jonetani on behalf of an elder, Mr Mununggurr, to help their people move back to their tribal lands. This meeting was the birth of the Homeland movement and Garrthalala became the first Homeland. Many more clans followed suit and in 1985, Layhapuy Homelands Association

Jonetani Rika with his OAM in 1990. was incorporated. The Mission Statement established by the clan leaders supported Yolngu “To determine our own future, to manage our own affairs, to become self sufficient so that homeland mala can continue to live in peace and harmony”. Jonetani made it his lifework to fulfil the Yolngu people dreams and on June 11 1990, was awarded The Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition for his service to the Aboriginal Community. Continued Page 4. >>

Auskick scores AFL legends By MARJO HALLOWELL

From left:Akuila Rika, Daniel Wagg, Elise Fitzpatrick, Barayawa Mununggurr, Ric Nortan, Jonetani Rika, Banambi Wunungmurra, Gutjapin Gumana, Sally Wagg, Esther Rika and Hannah Rika. In front: Johnny Rika, Naomi Rika and Katelyn Rika.

FOR two weeks in a row, the Auskick players in Nhulunbuy have had some expert trainers take them through their paces. AFL legends Robert “Dipper” DiPierdomenico and Shane Crawford were in Gove last week to promote the NAB AFL Auskick program in remote communities. The pair visited communities in Nhulunbuy and Gapuwiyak in

order to promote opportunities to play footy to all Australians no matter where they live. DiPierdomenico had youngsters doing push-ups and was impressed by the athleticism of some of the young players. He also demonstrated he had what it takes as he dropped for 20 (push-ups) after a young player, Murray, marked three of his kicks - no mean feat for any player. Some 185,000 children are in-

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volved in Auskick Australia wide and it is growing in popularity. Having been an ambassador for the NAB Auskick program for 10 years he is now handing over the reins to Crawford. Crawford said he is looking forward to being involved in NAB AFL Auskick, not only as National Ambassador, but also as a parent. Continued Page 19. >> More photos Page 11. >>




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Artist in Darwin exhibition A TEENAGER has had her work included in an exhibition in Darwin. Kirsten Hill, 19, was one of 40 year 12 students whose works were selected at the end of last year for inclusion in the Exit Art exhibition with features contemporary youth art of the NT. The exhibition opened in March and will run until June 17 and, since its opening, Kirsten’s aunt, uncle and grandparents have travelled from Adelaide to see her works on display. Kirsten was one of two Nhulunbuy High students to have been short-listed for the exhibition, the other being Katie Johnson. Both were studying art under the direction Kirsten Hill at the opening of the exhibition. of Kaz Hill. about and pondered over time. Kirsten said she wanted to “The work is and expression of capture the audience’s attention sexuality and heat.” and curiosity in the meaning of Kirsten has been drawing and her work. painting for longer than she can “ I wanted the audience to remember. make their own decision of “My Nanna was really good, meaning rather than be content especially her works of Australian with my meaning,” she said. wildlife. She always encouraged “I developed Ignitium not to me to draw as well,” she said. be glanced at but to be thought “This is the first exhibition

my work has been in and it was interesting to see the wide range of mediums used by all the artists.” Kirsten is having gap year this year before heading to Adelaide to study Visual Communications and Media Design. She is working and in-between work is taking on commission pieces as well as promoting a local art exhibition.

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AWARD-winning musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the arts at this year’s 2012 National Indigenous Arts Awards, presented by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (ATSIAB) of the Australia Council for the Arts. Arts NT Director Hania Radvan last week recognised Gurrumul during the Awards. “For Gurrumul this Award follows on from his recent accolade in receiving an honorary doctorate from the

Gurrumul is only male vocalist on Jubilee song GURRUMUL Yunipingu was the only male vocalist on the Jubilee song Sing and played guitar centre-stage alongside Gary Barlow. He sings a chorus called Guywuyarra miyamarrana that he wrote for the song in Yolngu matha and it means ‘sing loud, sing clear, sing strong’. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was born in 1971 in Elcho Island. The blind musician sings in the Yolngu language and plays many instruments including drums, keyboard and guitar. In addition to his solo music, Gurrumul is a member of Saltwater Band and was previously a member of Yothu Yindi. His first solo album Gurrumul was released in 2008 (Australia) and 2009 (UK and Europe).

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University of Sydney for outstanding contribution to music,” Ms Radvan said. He received a fellowship of $90,000 over two years to produce more creative work or undertake professional development. Digital media artist Jenny Fraser also received a fellowship. Territory musician Warren H Williams was awarded the prestigious $50,000 Red Ochre Award.

It was the best selling world music album throughout Europe in 2009. Rrakala, his second album, which has reached sales of half a million, was released on the Skinnyfish Music in Australia and Skinnyfish / Dramatico in UK and Europe label last year and has won numerous awards. Within a four-week period in 2011, Gurrumul was chosen to perform for and meet HRH The Queen of England, US President Barack Obama, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark. Sting and Elton John are among his many fans. In April, 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine declared Gurrumul ‘Australia’s most-important voice’. Gurrumul will soon travel to New York to record his third solo album. New music is featured in the international release of Rekindling Venus - a film made for Planetariums. In July, he will tour Europe with performances in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK.


Croc spotted at East Woody This crocodile was spotted at East Woody last week. Is he inviting me to come in and play?

THE first thought was that there was a big stick floating in the sea but, just in case, the early morning walker moved away from the water. A few shots, with a camera, later it was realised it was not a log but a big crocodile going out for a morning swim. He was spotted at East Woody

heading toward the island and then turned towards shore before it headed back towards Middle Beach. Then he disappeared so the lone walker decided she too would disappear and headed up the sand. This was at low tide on Tuesday morning (May 29) at he was very clearly visible for six minutes from 8.15am.

(Don’t you just love the time markings on your camera). A very excited walker had seen her first crocodile in the wild having been in Gove for well over a year. Needless to say she did not continue walking along the water’s edge - because she could not see him resurface and wasn’t hanging around to wait for him

A wet start to the Dry season with 171.8 mm where the average for May is only 89.3 mm. The wettest single day was at McCluer Island with 90.6 mm on May 10, followed by Yirrkala Tropical Gardens with 62mm on May 25. Groote Eylandt Airport set a new May rainfall record with 76.4mm. This passes the old record of 59. mm set in 2010 While rainfall was up, temperatures were down. The average minimum temperature across the whole Territory was 13.6°C which is 1.9°C below the long-term average for May. A series of high-pressure systems that moved cross the Bight through the month directed cool and dry south-east wind flow into the Ter-

MAY marks the official beginning of the dry season conditions across tropical Australia, however, a series of high- pressure cells in the Bight directed cool, dry and windy southeast wind flow across most parts of the Territory throughout the month. This south-easterly burst brought low temperatures to the NT with a few records observed. Yirrkala Tropical Gardens was the wettest site in the NT in May with a monthly total of 187mm. This is almost double their average rainfall for May which is 98 mm and the highest May rainfall since May, 2009. The record at Yirrkala Tropical Gardens of 431.4mm was set in 2004. Gove Airport finished the month

ritory keeping temperatures below average. Gove Airport measured the third-coolest May on record with a monthly average maximum temperature of 28.7°C which is 1.2°C below average. The record is 28.4°C set in May of 2006. Minimum temperatures around Gove were very near average for the month. The warmest nights on average were at North East Island with 25.2°C, followed by Cape Don and Cape Wessel with 24.9°C. The strongest wind gusts were all at Cape Wessel this month with 78 km/h on May25, followed by 70 km/h on May 26, and then 69 km/h on May 3. Information courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology

to find her. On a more serious note, residents are reminded to be ever vigilant and be aware that crocodiles are out there and can appear at any time. Last month crocodiles were also sighted at Town Beach near the lagoon outlet and one was seen at Rainbow Cliffs on the weekend.

There are no safe swimming areas (other than the town pool) in Nhulunbuy or Yirrkala. Be aware crocodiles are dangerous and are common in the local waterways. Report any sightings to Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation on 8939 2700 or AH 0408 512 589 and be CrocWise.

Get your artistic juices flowing ARTISTS are being invited to submit works for the Gove Peninsula Festival 2012 Arts Award. The theme this year is ‘Now’ and artists are invited to enter works reflecting on the 40 years of Nhulunbuy - its people, culture, history and environment - examining where we are ‘Now’ and/ or showing a vision for the future. Entries may be submitted for five categories including painting, sculpture and carving, printmaking, 2D and new media, youth and Indigenous. Entries must be delivered to the exhibition at the Captain Cook Community Centre by

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Jonetani Rika: A lifetime of service Where Jonetani’s

<< From Page 1 Gawirrin Gumana AO, who could not attend the celebration, had his son, Gutjapin, share memories of those good old times. Gutjapin remembers as a young boy-going bush with his dad and Jonetani. My dad Gawirrin says: “Jonetani, thank you for all your djama (work), in Yirrkala when we moved to Homelands. “Me and Mr Rika, we’ve been doing djama with Yolngu for the movement to the Homelands. “Mr Rika was a hard worker, he worked hard for Yolngu people and for their lives. Thank you.

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“Djama was, me and him worked together the missionary way, Christian djama. God was working with him and helping him. Thanks again, very much.” East Arnhem Shire President Banambi Wunungmurra said in the early days they used to call Jonetani Tarzan, because he lived in the jungle. “He had a tough time in those days, it was a missionary days. “In those days, it was challenging for my wawa (brother), big challenges. “They (the people) said ‘are you going back home (to Fiji)?’ He said: ‘no, this is my home.’ ” Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker said Jonetani’s name will always be synonymous with the Homelands movement and his passion to assist Yolngu to return to their traditional clan estates where they can lead culturally strong and healthy lives on the lands of their ancestors. Denise Fincham met Jonetani nearly 30 years ago. “Adrian Wagg had asked me to quote on materials to build Homeland houses. I was

introduced to the Homelands and it was to be the highlight of my working life,” she said. “Jonetani explained in detail the vision of Laynhapuy. It was written on the wall in his office,” she said. “I hope it is still there today because it inspired me and many others and kept us focused on the purpose of the organisation. “Jonetani explained to me that it was not for us to lead, the Yolngu knew where they wanted to go. It was for us to assist and support. “I worked with Laynha for many years with champion men, such as Adrian Wagg and Paul Bird. These were fine people, their leader was Jonetani and his example, dedication, and sense of justice inspired them. “This quiet and humble man is the strongest leader I met in my life and the one with the greatest integrity. “Enjoy your retirement and know that your work and your vision inspired many others. “I know you kept a diary and look forward to reading a book you must write, as it would be truly a great Australian story.”

East Arnhem Land role in the Mabo Day celebrations BY ALF WILSON

EAST Arnhem Land dancers played a major role in the huge 20th anniversary celebrations of the historic native title High Court win by Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo held in Townsville on June 2-3. The late and great Mer Islander was proudly remembered with a ceremony including a commemoration ceremony at Victoria Bridge at Central Park near an 24/7 Territory Wide Eddie Mabo monument. There were two days of celebrations at Strand Park attended by Parent liaison officers Tony Dhurrkay and thousands from around Australia Sandra Manydjiwui. including more than 20 East Arnhem Many also travelled out to the James Land students who board at Shalom Cook University Campus on June 3 College. where there was a dedication of the Eddie Mabo’s widow Bonita Mabo Eddie Mabo Plinth in its new location at was at the celebrations. the Southern Entrance to the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library. Entertainment was provided by Aboriginal and Shalom College dancers and a smoking ceremony by Alfred “Bimbo” Smallwood. With the Arnhem Land students were parent liaison officers Sandra Manydjiwui and Tony Dhurrkay. Calling all Territory businesses, engineers, artists, scientists, thinkers and problem “We are honoured for solvers! Nominate now for the 2012 NT Research and Innovation Awards. the students to perform at such an important event,” Ms Manydjiwui said. CATEGORIES So was the large crowd Minister for Business and Employment Innovation Award ($5000) as the dancers had them Indigenous Innovation Award ($5000) clapping loudly. Some of the students then perDesert Knowledge Research Award ($5000) formed as the Chookie Tropical Knowledge Research Award ($5000) Dancers and the crowd loved them. New Generation Award ($2000) Inside the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library and art Nominations close 5pm Friday 2 July 2012. For more information visit exhibition of work by Gail email or call 8999 5312 Mabo was opened which was followed by a discussion and clips from the about the Mabo telemovie which was launched at the Sydney Film Festival later in the week and premiering on ABC on Sunday, June 10.

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Jonetani’s Story, where it all began . . . This story begins back in Fiji. At the young age of 25, Jonetani Rika arrived in Sydney in 1965. Having completed two different agriculturalist courses over seven years Jonetani continued his studies and enrolled in a Bible College course. Five months into the course, The Standing Committee of the Methodist Church of Fiji received a letter from the Methodist mission board in Sydney requesting the services of a qualified agriculturalist to work and set up a farm in Yirrkala. The heads of the College met with Jonetani to discuss his future and chose him to go to Australia. From humble beginnings Jonetani and his young wife, Losalini, said goodbye to their families in Fiji and embarked on a new life in a new land, to a place that God had chosen for him, to work with the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land. On a Saturday morning in August, 1965, Jonetani and Losalini flew into Yirrkala. That same evening he went with mission staff and Yolngu to Melville Bay to unload the community’s supplies that had just arrived from Brisbane. The superintendent told Jonetani he would meet the old people the next morning at Sunday school. At that first meeting, the old people liked Jonetani and the superintendent added teaching Sunday school to his job description. The Methodist Church Mission also appointed Jonetani to the role of Regional Community Development Officer. This involved a lot of travelling to help other community development workers establish their communities across the region, which included Elcho Island, Milingimbi, Ramingining, Goulburn Island and Crocker Island. In the early years the Yirrkala farm was a thriving enterprise supplying fresh food to feed the local community. Where the Yirrkala oval is now was once a thriving pineapple plantation and sweet potato plot. When Nabalco first set up its mining operation, the Yirrkala farm supplied fresh produce until the demand increased and the town of Nhulunbuy became self-sufficient. In 1972, Mr Mununggurr (who became the first Chairman of Laynhapuy), requested a meeting with Jonetani on behalf of an elder, Mr Mununggurr. It is then that Jonetani was asked to help the Yolngu move back to their tribal lands. Jonetani was a man they trusted and knew would do everything he could to make this happen. Jonetani, the two Djapu Clan leaders established the first Homeland at Garrthalala Soon after they began setting up Gurrumuru Homeland and Gawirrin Gumana (AO) was working with Jonetani on this project. Knowing that his Homeland of Gan Gan was third on the list, he could not wait for them to finish working at Gurrumuru and through initiative and determination was able to access funding for a Landrover for his community. As soon as Mr Gumana got the four-wheel drive he left Jonetani at Gurrumuru to take his people back to Gan Gan. Within the next two years, the Homelands of Banyiala/ Yilpara, Wandawuy, Djarrakpi and Gurkawuy were established and many other clans followed suit. It was a very exciting time for these tribal people to move back to where they belonged. The people’s dreams had come true. They built their homes out of bush timber, corrugated iron and used sand for the floor. In each Homeland Yolngu people made airstrips by hand using shovels and axes. An old house opposite the Yirrkala Church became a small office where they co-ordinated the work. In later years, Laynhapuy moved into a larger office at the site of the old Yirrkala Brickworks or (YBE), which is where Laynhapuy is today. The Incorporation of Laynhapuy Homelands took place in 1985 and it has kept growing to this day. The Mission Statement established by the clan leaders was: “To determine our own future, to manage our own affairs, to become self sufficient so that homeland mala can continue to live in peace and harmony”.


Charges alleging supplying drugs to Arnhem Land A 52 year-old man, who is accused of supplying of illicit substances into Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, will appear in the Darwin Magistrates Court charged with drug and robbery offences. Northern Territory Police arrested the man as part of a long-running operation targeting communities in the Arnhem and Katherine areas. Detective Senior Constable Luke Hoolihan said a series of warrants were issued last week resulting in

Mobile ‘phones the new drink-driving YOUNG drivers are heeding the safety messages around speeding and driving under the influence, but are putting other drivers at risk by fiddling with their phones while behind the wheel, according to new research from leading insurer AAMI. The 11th AAMI Young Drivers Index revealed that young drivers performed better in almost all of the ‘traditional’ risky driving behaviour indicators, but they are the most likely to be distracted by their mobile phone, GPS unit, iPod, radio or CD player. AAMI spokesperson Reuben Aitchison said that that ‘Nomophoboia’ – a fear of being out of reach of your mobile – seems to have set in, with over half (58%) of young drivers admitting to sending or reading a text message or MMS while driving. “The average text takes around five seconds to read. If you are going 100km/hr, you’ll hurtle along the length of a footy field with your eyes off the road, only one hand on the wheel and your mind elsewhere. “It’s an excellent sign that young drivers are less likely to drink drive and speed, but on the flipside it is shocking to think of relatively inexperienced drivers tearing down the road, not paying attention to what’s going on around them,” Mr Aitchison said. “Many of these drivers will be only a few years off their L-Plates and think they’re invincible. They just don’t have the experience to know how quickly things can go wrong on the road and understand that shifting their concentration for even a few seconds may just be their undoing. “The road toll is definitely heading in the right direction, especially when it comes to young drivers, but people aged under 25 are still well over represented in the figures. “We urge all drivers, regardless of their age, to have a serious think whether their phone conversation or SMS is really worth the fines or demerit points they face, losing their license, or causing serious injury, or worse, to themselves, their passengers or other road users.” The risky behaviour young drivers traditionally display has marginally improved The number of 18 to 24-year-old drivers that say they have driven while probably over the drink-drive limit has fallen by 5%, from 20% in 2010 to 15% in 2011 The number of drivers aged 18 to 24 who believe using a little recreational drugs doesn’t really affect your driving performance has halved, from 12% in 2010 to 6% in 2011. Nearly half (48%) of young drivers admitted to speeding to get home or to work sooner in 2010, falling to 43% in 2011. But technology could be the new alcohol for drivers aged 18 to 24 Nearly half (46%) say they have used their mobile to make a call without a hands-free set, the highest of any age group 58% of young drivers, the most of any age group have sent a text message or MMS while driving A fifth (20%) of drivers aged 18 to 24 have used their mobile to read emails or check the internet while driving. Almost a third (32%) admit to inputting information on a sat-nav while driving, the highest of any age group Nearly half (47%) of young drivers say they have lost concentration while changing music whilst behind the wheel

the 52-year-old being arrested and charged with On The multiple drug offences. Beat “Members from the Northern Investigation with Section and the Northern Substance Abuse Intel- NT ligence Desk allege the man has played a large Police part in the transportation of 5kg of Cannabis and 50gm of methamphetamine into the Territory during the past month alone,” Snr Const. Hoolihan said. He was charged with possessing and supplying an commercial quantity of cannabis and possessing supplying and trafficable quantity of methamphetamine.

Snr Const. Hoolihan said the exploitation for profit of these traffickers was of great concern. “They are preying on some of the most vulnerable people in the Territory and don’t care what misery or hardships the leave in their wake. “The Police will continue to aggressively target these individuals and bring them before the courts. “Our job is to keep people safe and one of the ways we can do this is to get these traffickers of our streets and out of our communities.” RIGHT: Part of the seized drug haul.

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Libby Baulch from Gove FM reinforcing the responsible gambling message.

Michael Stimpson and Ella Stande making people aware of the need to be responsible when it comes to gambling.

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The odds are against you when gambling: RGAW By MARIA de SOTTO DID you know that you are as likely to be struck by lightning as to win the highest jackpot at the pokies? Or that pokie machines are designed to make money for the venue and not you? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the message during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

(RGAW) - a national event that aims to educate the community about how gambling works and to raise awareness of responsible gambling practices. Amity Community Services Inc. has co-ordinated RGAW across the NT since 2004 and has once again engaged the services of Gove FM for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event in Nhulunbuy.

Gove FM hosted a live open broadcast from outside the Qantas office on Saturday, May 26, distributing educational literature and promotional material on the busy town square thoroughfare. The RGAW broadcast opened to the tunes of gambling themed songs such as Ben Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gamble Everything On Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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YOUNGSTERS from Galiwinku Community on Elcho Island and Milingimbi in East Arnhem Land have written and illustrated a new book entitled Northern Territory Animals. They are boarding students at Townsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shalom Christian College where the book was launched before a large audience on May 29. The book was published by Indigenous company Black Ink Press and was written and illustrated by the Shalom pupils Lygel Brown, Pamela Wallace, Gerard Morgan, Denzel Baker, Jackie Gumbula, Martin Gurruwiwi, Caleb Gondarra, Merryl Nyikalawuy, Clinton Dhamarrandji and Vernon Dhamarrandji with support from Pamela Wallace and Cat Scanlan. It was written in both English and Djambarrpuynu words which were translated by Sandra Munyarryun, Shalomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resident elder and liaison officer. The students, aged 14 to 16, board at Shalom College and come from Galiwinku Community on Elcho Island and Milingimbi in East Arnhem Land. The languages spoken at Galiwinku are commonly known as Yolngu-matha, and, in this case, Djambarrpuynu. These talented students chose to

Gove FM presenters Libby, Michael and Ella were stellar in their roles, making sure to extend a RGAW education to listeners through regular fact sheet reads and chats with passerbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker also paid a special visit to discuss the importance of RGAW to the community.

Careers Expo - call for exhibitors Businesses who exhibit at the Careers Expo can connect with all Territorians including students in Years 10 to 12 to showcase their business and opportunities available. This is your chance to inspire and inform people about your organisation and industry.

RIGHT: Back row (from left): Lygel Brown, Pamela Wallace, Gerard Morgan and Denzel Baker, Front row: Caleb Gondarra, Merryl Nyikalawuy and Clinton Dhamarrandji.


and Kenny Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Gamblerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Those who stopped to request a song and collect an Amity RGAW money box, drink bottle, i-phone/i-pod car charger or a very popular hessian shopping bag, also received an education about the potential harms of gambling and the services that exist to help those with gambling related issues.

Friday 10 August, Nhulunbuy Town Hall For details on exhibiting at the Careers Expo visit or contact YouthWorX NT on 8981 8870.

work on a book for children featuring living things from their own country. The Arafura Times was at the launch held at the Shalom library and looked at the book which was highly praised. Michael Johnson welcomed guests to country on behalf of the Wulgurukaba people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are here to celebrate the success of this wonderful achievement and I look forward to many more,â&#x20AC;? Mr Johnson said. Principal Steve Thompson said the school had enrolments from around the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are talented students and the book is a celebration of that,â&#x20AC;? Mr Thompson said. Black Ink co-ordinator Jeanie Adams said the book celebrated the depth of Indigenous languages in Australia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope this is the first of many books by Shalom students,â&#x20AC;? she said. Animals featured in the book were goanna (djanda), crocodile (baru), wallaby (weti), octopus (narrpiya), shark, olive python snake (wititj), stingray (maranydjalk), turtle (miyapunu), crow (wak), barramundi (ratjuk), dugong (galangamirr), emu (lumbalumba), frilled necked lizard (mayawa), mud skipper (mapili), possum (marrnu) and crab (nyoka). Some of the students who wrote

and illustrated the book also performed some Aboriginal dances at the launch.


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What’s On

More support against Stonger Future laws

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

June Fri 8. Barbecue - a production by the Gove Arts Theatre at The Cell. Tickets are $40 each and are currently on sale at Lynne Walker’s office. Sat 9. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee MX track - set up for enduro/pony - 9am to noon. Sat 9. Barbecue - a production by the Gove Arts Theatre at The Cell. SOLD OUT. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - enduro Pony round 2 - 8am to noon. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Finke Desert Race weekend - Alice-Finke-Alice. Sat 16. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Arafura Dance Association. Thu 21. Sing Australia comes to Nhulunbuy. Contact Jennifer Peers on 0457 807 340. Sat 23. Debutante Ball 7pm start. Tue 26 – Wed 27. Two visiting golf pros conducting junior golf clinics. Sat 30. Outdoor Movie Screening at Hindle Oval Black Tie Dinner - 40th anniversary celebrations - NCL - invitation only.

JULY Sun 1. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Old natural terraine circuit round 3 - 8am to noon. Sun 1. Community Family Day at Gove Aquatic Centre. Sat 7. NAIDOC Ball - hosted by East Arnhem Shire Council Sat 14. David Langridge Annual Memorial Round Robin - Gove Touch Football Association. Sat 14 - Sun 15. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for two day event.TBC - 9am to noon. Sat 14 - Sun 15. The third annual Dave Langridge Memorial Round Robin Touch football competition at Hindle Oval. Sat 21 - Sun 22. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Gove / Darwin challenge. Heats Sat, finals Sun- 8am to 3pm. Thu 26. Art exhibition - Gove Peninsula Festival opening party. Thu 26 - Sun, Aug 5. Gove Peninsula Festival. Fri 27. Photographic and Film Exhibition - Gove Peninsula Festival - launch. Sat 28. 40th anniversary ball at The Walkabout Lodge. Sat 28. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Gove Junior Football Club.

MORE groups are joining the Yolngu nations call to scrap the federal Stronger Futures Laws. In May a group of traditional owners, Yolngu Nations Assembly, representing 8000 people in Arnhem Land demanded the laws be scrapped or they would refuse participation in land lease negotiations or on approving exploration licences. Central Australian Aboriginal communities have joined their counterparts in Arnhem Land by threatening a revolt against the Gillard Government’s continuation of the Northern Territory intervention. Labor’s Stronger Futures draft laws are before the Senate and likely to pass with bipartisan support in mid-June. The laws will continue the intervention policies for another

10 years and include jail terms for alcohol possession as well as a controversial program that cuts parents’ welfare payments if their children do not attend school. NT Aboriginal communities widely oppose the measures and say they were not properly consulted on the government’s plans and that the laws are racist. North-East of Alice Springs, Alyawarr homeland communities - including Lake Nash, Utopia and Ampilatwatja, covering 3500 people - have made their own pledge to fight the laws. “We call on our people to reject any meetings or discussions with government-appointed bureaucrats, or representatives of government agencies on Stronger Futures laws,” spokesman Richard Downs said in a statement. Mr Downs said communities

want the power to make their own decisions to shape their future rather than being bullied by the federal government. He demanded that the federal government subject the laws to a human-rights review and said his people would not cooperate until that occurred. The Gillard government has refused to allow a new parliamentary committee on human rights to review the draft laws because they were introduced to parliament before the committee was established. Last month, the United Nations office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Pacific representative Matilda Bogner challenged the federal government to overturn that decision, to ensure Australia was meeting its obligations.

 letters to the editor Suicide a major problem in Indigenous communities SATURDAY, May 26, was National Sorry Day, a day when we can say sorry for the past injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It’s also a time to commit to giving the descendants of the first Australians a better deal especially when it comes to improving their mental health and helping to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in their communities. Untreated depression is a major risk factor for suicide and sadly, depression, related drug and alcohol use and suicide remain a huge problem in indigenous communities, with rates significantly higher than in the wider Australian population. A recent report, “Gone too Soon” on youth suicide rates in the Northern Territory shows that indigenous suicides increased from 18.1 to 30.1 per 100,000, while the rate for non-aboriginal youth had decreased from 4.1 to 2.6 per 100,000. Statistics from other parts of Australia are equally worrying. This is absolutely not good enough and we should all be concerned about this situation - not just on National Sorry Day - but every day of the year. With this in mind beyondblue, in partnership with The Lowitja Institute, will shortly be convening


a national roundtable to develop an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Strategy to improve mental health knowledge and help-seeking amongst indigenous Australians. Hopefully this, along with increased efforts from governments and the NGO

The skies around Gove are always changing and each sunset brings with it a set of individual colours and hues such as those captured by Veronica Forrest taken at the Gove Boat Club. Wild About Gove is an opportunity for readers to showcase their favourite photos of Gove. There are many opportunities to take some great shots when you are out and about and the Arafura Times invites you to share some of your shots. What we are looking for is a photo which is at least 1mb in size and it can be in either landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical)configuration and at 300dpo resolution. You can email your photo to au as a jpeg attachment. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.

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


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sector, will help reverse the upward trend of suicide and depression in indigenous communities. Kate Carnell AO CEO, beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative, Hawthorn West, Victoria

Wild About Gove

Fri 3. Open Mic night at GAT - Gove Peninsula Festival - showcasing local perfromance. Sat 4. Closing Concert -Gove Peninsula Festival - Hindle Oval. Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for enduro/pont - 9am until set up. Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Junior coaching. Sun 12. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Enduro pony Round 3 - 8am to noon.

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Also supporting the Yolngu Nations Assembly are former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, former Aboriginal affairs minister (late 1970s) Ian Viner, The Catholic and Uniting Churches, and St Vincent de Paul Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has the power to refer the issue to the human-rights committee. Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin has refused to comment on why the draft laws will not go to the human-rights committee but said the laws comply with the Racial Discrimination Act. The Stronger Futures laws continue the former Howard government’s Northern Territory intervention introduced in 2007 to address violence and alcohol abuse in Aboriginal communities.

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Gove a centre of artistic talent THE size and isolated location of our remote location might present all sorts of Electoral News challenges, but, if there’s one by NT Member for Nhulunbuy thing I do know, it’s that we LYNNE WALKER have a diverse, lively and vibrant visual and performing arts scene here on the Gove Peninsula. We have nationally and internationally recognised artists producing and selling works through Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre at Yirrkala and several artists once again selected to exhibit at this year’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art award. We have some fabulous artistic talent in our local schools and, if you haven’t seen the outdoor mosaics produced by students at Nhulunbuy Christian College, I’d recommend a visit. We have one of the largest dance schools in the Territory with Arafura Dance, offering a diverse range of genres under the direction of the very talented Rachael Wallis, who, along with her daughter Ineke and Dhalinbuy woman, Janet Munyarrayun, has just returned from London having performed at the Silver Jubilee celebrations for the Queen. And we have the entirely volunteer-driven Gove Arts Theatre - turning 40 this year - which is soon to conclude its highly successful three weekend season of Barbecue. The follow-up for the season is the much anticipated musical comedy Dinkum Assorted due to open in September. To cap it all off we have an exciting program of events shaping up for the community’s 40th year anniversary with Pacific Aluminium bringing us the Darwin Symphony Orchestra in August. The Gove Peninsula Festival will also be launched July 26 with a week’s worth of arts events with the theme “40 Years Past, 40 Years Ahead”. Competitions for writing, photography and art have been launched and the festival will culminate on Saturday, August 4, with a finale day of community celebrations: a float parade, stalls, live music and family fun. The NT Government has been a strong supporter of past festivals with $20,000 to GPF in 2011 and hopefully a similar contribution in 2012. Small and isolated our community might be, but we can still boast some incredible local talent and an arts scene which is as unique as it is enviable!

Smoking doubles cervical cancer risk

IT IS well known that smoking increases the risk of lung cancer and other illness, but Territory women are being warned that smoking also doubles the risk of developing cervical cancer. “The younger a woman starts smoking the higher the risk of developing cervical cancer,” Well Women’s Cancer Screening Program manager Karen Forster said. “It’s important women kick the smoking habit as one of the ways to protect themselves against developing cervical cancer. “It’s also extremely important women have regular pap tests to screen for early signs of the disease.”

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Students from Nhulunbuy High and The Dhalinbuy Homelands with teachers by the Cato River.

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Friendships were made. NHULUNBUY High School students from years 8 and 9 have had the opportunity over recent years to participate in a 10-week course in Yolngu Matha. With resources from Charles Darwin University, involvement from local elders and excursions, it is hoped that students gain a meaningful insight into the language (Gumatj) and culture of their local area. In week six this study group accepted an invitation to visit the community of Dhalinbuy, about 1 1/2 hours 4WD away. Accompanying the students were teaching staff Lawrence Walker, Don McKinnon and Tara Canobie. Also accompanying the group were parent volunteers Lynne Walker and Shaun Canobie. For most of the non-Indigenous students this was their first visit to a Homelands community. After an initial period of ice-breaking and some prompting from teachers it was pleasing to see students getting to know each other and forming friendships. They had a classroom session and NHS students shared some of the work they have been doing and were given a strong lesson from Yali on aspects of Yolngu World View and Malk, Bapurru, Likan Yaku, Gurrutu and Yirralka. A game of volleyball was organised as a barbecue lunch and fruit was prepared in the background thanks to Lynne, Eirini, Don and Shaun. This was followed by a short walk over to the (Cato) river where everyone gathered for group photographs. Unfortunately, it was soon time to return as they had planned to make it back for the buses at Nhulunbuy around 2:30pm. Everyone agreed it was a great outing and looks forward to participating in something similar, perhaps more extended, again. Special thanks went to Rhoda Shine, Tara and Shaun, Lynne and Don at NHS, and to Ruth, Garumma Marika, Sonia Munyarryun, Eirini Mbouti and Yali Mununggurr at Dhalinbuy Community School. Thanks were also extended to Banul Munyarryun (community elder) as well as the Yirrkala Homelands Schools for the invitation.

- 100g Multishots - Single Shots - Parachutes - Flyers - Sparklers ABOVE: Lawrence Walker with Homeland students. BELOW: Down by the river.

- Novelties - Big Breaks and more!

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Last week AFL legends Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico and Shane Crawford visited the Auskick training session to offer their expertise much to the delight of the youngsters.

LEFT: Dipper made training fun. ABOVE: The game tested the players’ skills. ABOVE: Kiearra-Lee Darr-Bourne and Jackson Hoffman with Shane Crawford. BELOW: If you barracked for the ‘wrong’ team push-ups were the order of the day.

LEFT: Ryan and Logan Jeffrey with Dipper. RIGHT: Murray marks two out of three kicks by Dipper thereby saving the Auskickers from having to do push-ups.

ABOVE: Dipper taking a break between halves with Harry Parfitt. BELOW: Daniel Marr came second in a kick-off.


Jobs and stronger communities for people in remote Australia Invitation to Information and Consultation Sessions The new Remote Jobs and Communities Program will provide a simpler, more integrated and flexible approach to employment services and participation in remote areas of Australia from 1 July 2013.

ABOVE: Ryan Merrett wins the kick off by never taking his eye off the ball. RIGHT: Murray was impressing Dipper with his push-ups.

The program will assist people to get the skills needed to find and keep a job and help build stronger communities. The Australian Government has already talked to a lot of people and organisations about these changes and the new service responds to the needs of people living in remote areas. Information and consultation sessions will be held in regional centres and remote communities across Australia from late May to mid-July 2012. Come and find out how the changes will benefit you, your organisation or your community. You can also talk to the Government about how the new service should operate in your area. B11_0734

RIGHT: Clancy Brennan woth Shane Crawford. BELOW: Rhoda Shine (right) made sure she didn’t miss out on an autograph.

For information about the session times and locations, please visit, call 13 62 68, or talk to your CDEP, JSA or DES provider.

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5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 River Cottage: Winter’s On The Way 1:30 Miss Olley 2:00 Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Amersham 6:50 Miniscule: Turbo Speed 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Silent Witness: Domestic Part 1 - Harry and Nikki investigate a family murdered in their home on a suburban street. Harry is shocked to discover he has history with the family. 9:30 Taggart: Grass - Thomas Duffy, one of Robbie Ross’s informants, is brutally murdered - the word ‘Grass’ is daubed in paint at the scene of the crime. 10:15 Lateline 11:00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Michael McIntyre takes his Comedy Roadshow to the Empire Theatre in Sunderland. Headlining tonight is comedy gem of the North East, local lass Sarah Millican, with special guests Simon Evans, Jimeoin and Imran Yusuf. 11:45 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair - A Current Affair covers the realms of politics, crime, human rights, science, technology, celebrities and entertainment - all investigated by a dedicated team and hosted by Tracy Grimshaw. 6:30 The Block - The Block Unlocked - Four couples, four dilapidated houses, a $5,000 weekly room prize and one winner. 7:00 Friday Night Football: Melbourne Storm vs West Tigers 9:15 TBA 11:30 French Open Tennis Highlights 2012 12:30 Movie: “The Yakuza” (M v,l) - An ex-G.I. is prevailed upon by an old army buddy to return to Japan and intercede in the kidnapping of his daughter. 2:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:00 Danoz Direct 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Proof” (M s,l) -The daughter of a brilliant mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Border Patrol 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Match It 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - April is upset at Heath for asking to save the baby over Bianca. Casey learns about Heath trying to get their father out of gaol. Dex realises he still has feelings for April and is torn with what to do about Lottie. Meanwhile. Harvey tells Mel that he needs to sell their house to pay his fines. 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 11: Carlton vs Geelong 10:30 Most Shocking: Top 20: Midnight Madness 11:30 Special: The Gibb River Road And Beyond - Malcolm Douglas captures the grandeur of the remote Gibb River Road, one of the great 4-wheel drive adventure treks of Australia. 1:30 Auction Squad 2:30 Infomercials 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Rituals: Around the World in 80 Faiths: The Middle East 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Phillippines: The Unexplored Archipelago 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Town with Nicholas Crane: Totnes 8:30 The Story of Wales: Power Struggles 9:35 As It Happened: Codebreaker - Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War Two. 10.35 World News Australia 11.10 Movie: “Trash” (MA a,s,d,n) - In Spanish and English. A close-up portrait of three Barcelona women - two sisters and their aging mother - coming to terms with their life circumstances. 12:45 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The Revenge” (M v) Kurt Wallander has bought a dream house by the sea, but his peace and quiet is soon shattered when a man is murdered and an explosion in one of Ystad’s power grids shuts down the electricity in the whole city. 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer (PG) 11:00 Spicks And Specks 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Foreign Correspondant 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors: Japanese 1:30 Eggheads 2:00 Football: SANFL: Rnd 11 North Adelaide vs Norwood 5:00 The Wonder Years: The Heart Of Darkness 5:25 Miniscule: An Acom Season 5:30 Walko On The Wild Side 6:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Sweet and Sour 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise 8:30 The Body Farm 9:30 Hustle: An old friend of Ash’s, ‘Liability’ Finch, asks Mickey and the crew to help him recover a stolen Van Gogh stuck in airport locker in Brazil. 10:30 United States Of Tara: Yes - Now well and dissociation-free for several months, Tara sets out to make new friends with Max’s help; Marshall struggles to fit in at school; and Kate lands a new job. 10:55 United States Of Tara: Trouble Junction - Tara realises her alternate personalities are emerging again, but keeps it a secret. Meanwhile newly-engaged Charmaine asks to move in with Tara and her family. 11:25 Rage Guest Programmer (MA a,l,d,h,n,s,v.)

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 The Cornish Invasion Of South Australia 10:30 Children’s Programs 2:00 Kitchen Whiz 2:30 The Fresh Prince of Bel Air 3:00 Crusoe 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 National News - First At Five 5:00 Your 4x4 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos - Join your host Shelley Craft for an hour of side-splitting laughs on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. 7:00 Castrol Edge Wales Tour 2012: Australia vs Wales 9:30 TBA 11:30 French Open Highlights 2012 12:30 Movie: “Exorcist II: Heretic” (M a,h) - The demonic force that possessed Regan four years ago, seemingly had left. However Father Lamont is instructed by the Cardinal to investigate the death of Father Merrin, who originally exorcised Regan, only to learn the demon Pazuzu, king of evil spirits, was repossessing her. 2:45 Nine Presents: Michael Bolton 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:35 Danoz Direct 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Stitch! 6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show - Weekends 9:30 The Woodlies 10:00 Castaway 11:00 Phineas And Ferb 11:30 V8 Xtra 12:00 Australia Smashes Guinness World Records 12:30 That ‘70s Show 1:30 Sport Special: AAMI Stradbroke Cup 3.30 TBA 4:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 11: Gold Coast vs St Kilda - Gold Coast hosts the Saints who have been against the ropes at times this year. Can the SUNS cause an upset at home at Metricon Stadium? 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 11: Essendon vs Sydney - It was the Bombers by the smallest of margins at Etihad Stadium last time they met with Jobe Watson starring for Essendon. Can John Longmire’s Swans reverse the tables this time around? 10:30 Most Shocking: Top 20: Brainless Blunders - This week, catch the Top 20 most shocking brainless blunders! Who will make the list? 11:30 Movie: “Time Served”- (AV v,n,l) A woman makes the ultimate sacrifice for her son, when she covers his crime and goes to gaol in his place. 1:30 Special: Legends Of The South Pacific 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping / 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Lang Lang: The Art Of Being A Virtuoso 2:20 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: In The Nick Of Time 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Bollywood Star 8:30 Movie: “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” (PG) - In Hindi and Punjabi. Director Aditya Chopra proves that love knows no bounds in this colourful romance concerning a mild-mannered office worker who enters into a glorious love affair with a vivacious and beautiful young artist. The sparks begin to fly as the two polar opposites find themselves drawn together by fate. 11:25 Movie: “Goemon” (MA v) - In Japanese. Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa, who leaves his fighting clan after its chief is murdered and uses his skills as a thief to help the poor. But after learning the identity of his leader’s killer, Goemon sets out on a bloody path of vengeance. 1:45 Ugly Americans: Kong Of Queens 2:10 Ugly Americans: Better Off Undead 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Lancaster 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: Posts In The Paddock 2:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Sweet and Sour 2:00 Walk On The Wild Side 3:00 Piotr Anderszewski: Unquiet Traveller 4:25 The Writer’s Room: Rhyll McMaster 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: June 5:00 Voyage To The Planets 5:50 Miniscule: The Grasshopper Who Didn’t Know How To Leap 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: Young Nuns: Part One 7:00 ABC News 7:30 How To Grow A Planet 8:30 Mabo: The story of Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius. 10:20 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 10:50 Movie: “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” (G) - A psychiatric hypnotist helps a girl to stop smoking and finds that in traces she remembers previous incarnations. 12:55 Movie: “King Kong” (PG) - A giant ape captured on a prehistoric island is brought back to New York City. 2.35 A Sense Of Place. 3:05 Rage

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Cybershack 1:00 Getaway 1:30 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Northern Pride vs Mackay Cutters 3:30 Sunday Football: Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Block 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: So Long And Thanks For All The Red Snapper - Lisbon encounters her ex-fiancé while investigating a surfer’s homicide. Meanwhile, Cho has doubts about continuing his romance with Summer. 9:00 Unforgettable: You Are Here 10:00 Road To London 11:00 The New Adventures Of New Christine 11:00 French Open Tennis Highlights 2012 12:00 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Phineas and Ferb 6:00 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Footy Flashbacks 12:30 No Ordinary Family 1:30 Movie: “Flight 93” 3:30 World’s Strictest Parents 4:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 11: Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn 7:30 Dancing With The Stars 9:30 Downton Abbey: Tensions flare between Isobel and Cora as they battle for authority in running the convalescent home. There’s worrying news about Matthew and William after Robert receives a telephone informing him that they’re missing. Ethel’s flirting with Major Bryant lands her in more trouble than she ever could imagine. 10:45 TBA 11:30 Castle: Hell Hath No Fury 12:30 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 1:40 Room For Improvement 2:00 Home Shopping 2.30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 Ben L’Oncle Soul 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Toy Boats 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost World: Dino Gangs 8.30 Prophets of Science Fiction: H.G Wells - With stories like The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The World Set Free, and The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells established himself as a science fiction writer of almost clairvoyant talent. 9.25 Movie: “Ricky” (M) - In French. From acclaimed director François Ozon comes this surprising tale of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. When everyday factory workers Katie and Paco meet, they fall in love and marry. From this union a very unusual child is born: Ricky - a boy with special powers 11:55 Movie: “One Stays, The Other Leaves” (M a,s,l) - In French. Two Paris art dealers, Daniel and Alain, are both in their 50s and married. Both simultaneously fall in love with other women, and encounter the passion, illusions, guilt and hesitation that an extramarital affair provokes. Ultimately, both men must consider the question of whether to leave, or to stay. 1:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Collectors 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 How To Grow A Planet 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 The Choir Of Hard Knocks: Live In Concert 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Cumbria 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Midsomer Murders: The Magician’s Nephew - The traditions of a local cult in Midsomer, the Temple of Thoth, appear to be related to a series of murders using the poison of a tropical frog. 1:10 Movie: “Let No Man Write My Epitaph” - The residents of a New York tenement building band together to ensure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father’s footsteps... to the electric chair. 2:55 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 Getaway 12:00 Alive And Cooking 12:30 Danoz 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Antiques Roadshow 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:00 The Voice - The Voice Semi-Final begins as the coaches continue to find the best voice in Australia. Watch the remaining 8 Artists perform their very best and compete for a spot in the Grand Final. 9:00 Tricky Business 10:00 CSI: NY: Hostage - When a heist goes bad and a bank manager is shot dead, a frantic gunman takes the entire bank hostage and issues an unusual demand: he won’t release the hostages until CSI comes in to prove he didn’t kill the victim. 11:00 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:00 French Open Tennis Highlights 2012 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Confessions Of A Young Bride” (PG) 1:30 Border Patrol 2:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 11: Melbourne vs Collingwood 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Sid delivers concerning news about Bianca. Casey asks Brax about his father. Roo and Harvey send Lottie back to her mother. 7:00 Border Security 7:30 The Force 8:00 TBA 9:00 Body Of Proof 11:00 30 Rock: Nothing Left To Lose - After reading Petes discouraging KableTown self-evaluation, Jack takes on the task of making Pete a respectable man. 11:30 Picture This 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Oz Concert 2012 2:35 Hawker 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Revenge Of The Myths 8:30 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy: USA - From the Everglades of Florida to the deserts of Southern Arizona, Dr Mike’s latest vacation tests his endurance in more ways than one. He goes stormwater drain diving and takes a shot in the head with a deadly toxin. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: Aashpordha, Beauty, Moore Street Masala, Eclipse, Carpet: A Composition 1:05 Living Black 1:35 About Women: The Third Age - This final episodes explores how the ‘crone’ years can bring peace and freedom to women. Val has always been a feminist and now at 59 is finally in a position to do her bit to change the world for the better. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Antiques Roadshow 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Herb Garden Germination - Sheldon and Amy spread gossip as part of an experiment; and Howard and Bernadette’s relationship gets serious. Physicist Brian Greene has a cameo. 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition 8:30 Two Broke Girls: And The Spring Break 9:00 Two And A Half Men: Mr Hose Says “Yes” 9:30 Survivor: One World 10:30 Survivor: One World 11:15 Chase: Havoc 12:05 Eclipse 12:30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today 5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our lives For The Juniors 10:15 Cyberchase 10:40 Maths Shorts 10:45 Behind The News Special 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Last Of The Independents Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Country 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block House Rescue: Wyresdale Park 6:50 Miniscule: Metamorphosis 7:00 State Of Origin: New South Wales vs Queensland - Wide 7:00 ABC News World Of Sports presents game 2 of the 2012 State Of Origin 7:30 7.30 series live from ANZ Stadium, Sydney. After a cracking and 8:00 Myf Warhurst’s Nice: And Easy Listening controversial first game, can NSW get a win to make it even 8:30 Randling or will Queensland wrap up the series tonight and make it a 9:05 Life’s Too Short seventh straight series win? 9:35 QI: Galimaufrey 9:30 The AFL Footy Show 10:05 At The Movies 11:15 The Big Bang Theory:The Agreement Dissection - Priya uses 10:35 Lateline her legal expertise to rip apart Sheldon’s roommate agree11:10 The Business ment, and the women take the flustered Sheldon out dancing. 11:35 The Librarians 11:45 The Big Bang Theory: The Wildebeest Implementation 12:05 Life’s Too Short 12:15 Alive & Cooking 12:35 Movie: “McVicar” (MA l,n,v) - John McVicar was a London 12:45 Nine Presents: Tony Bennett Bad Boy who became Britain’s ‘Public Enemy No. 1’. This is 1:00 Danoz Direct the true story of his life, his criminal exploits and his eventual 2:30 Newstyle Direct rehabilitation. 2:25 River Stories:Bayswater Power Station 3:00 Good Morning America 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 11 North Adelaide vs Norwood 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: “What I Did For Love” (PG) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Toybox 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Match It 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 Once Upon A Time: That Still Small Voice - As Sheriff Graham deputizes Emma, the ground shakes and a giant sinkhole mysteriously appears at the edge of town. But a curious Henry’s life is placed in danger when he decides to explore the innards of the sinkhole to see if its contents can link the inhabitants of Storybrooke to the fairytale world. 8:00 Packed To The Rafters: A Kiss Is Just A Kiss 9:00 TBA 10:45 Gangs Of Oz: Friends In High Places 11:45 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Marriage Certificate” (PG) - In Mandarin 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indian School: Exam Fever 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Alexander Armstron 8:40 Death Unexplained 9:30 Are You Good Or Evil? - What makes us good or evil? It’s a simple but deeply unsettling question. One that scientists are now starting to answer. In this program we meet the researchers who have studied some of the most terrifying people behind bars - psychopathic killers. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Bibliotheque Pascal” (MA a,d,s) -What makes us good or evil? It’s a simple but deeply unsettling question. One that scientists are now starting to answer. In this program we meet the researchers who have studied some of the most terrifying people behind bars - psychopathic killers. 1:05 Movie: “Flanders” (MA v,s,a) - Set during a future European war, a group of young men leave their tiny rural Flemish community, and their loves, to fight a war in a distant land 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight




SBS 5.00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird or What? Grim Reapers 2:30 If Only 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: African School: Football Fever 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 French Food Safari 8:00 Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: Chocolate Feast 9:35 One Born Every Minute USA 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 How To Get More Sex 11:30 Erotic Tales: Can I Be Your Bratwurst, Please? 12:05 Dave In The Life: Punter 12:35 Movie: “The Assassination Of Richard Nixon” (MA v) - The story of Samuel Bicke, a pathetic real-life figure who, in 1974, attempted to hijack a plane and crash it into the White House, with the intention of killing President Richard Nixon. In planning to kill Nixon during Watergate, Bicke thinks he’s acting on behalf of the neglected, downtrodden folk the President has been deceiving. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Ties That Bind” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Border Patrol 3:00 Toy Box 3:30 Match It 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home & Away 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy: If Only You Were Lonely - As Adele’s condition continues to deteriorate, Richard considers altering their living situation. An explosion at local coffee shop results in a busy day in the ER for the doctors. 9:30 Desperate Housewives: Any Moment - Julie becomes concerned over Susan’s parenting skills when she begins to allow MJ to do whatever he feels like doing. With Carlos resigning from his high paying job, Gaby tries to land her own highpowered position in order to keep up her extravagant lifestyle. 10:30 Private Practice 11:30 Auction Squad 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News


IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:30 Hot Property: Justin and Joanne Laughton own the perfect family home in Glenwood. But Jo has been diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, so they’ve bought a new home in Belrose, closer to Jo’s family. But they need to sell in Glenwood first. 8:00 TBA 9:00 The Footy Show 10:45 The AFL Footy Show 12:30 French Open Tennis Highlights 2012 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today


ABC 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Herod’s Lost Tomb 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 River Cottage: Winter’s On The Way 6:50 Minuscule: The Mosquito Of The Caribbean 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Silk 9:30 Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters - In the year of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this documentary looks back at the love affair that rocked the British monarchy and the recently uncovered letters that are set to rewrite history. 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:25 Mapping The World: Plunder And Possession - Mapping has led to explorers conquering far away lands in the past; and mapping the North Pole may lead to a ‘cold rush’ to exploit natural resources. 12:25 The Clinic 1:20 Silk 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 11 - Teams TBA

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q & A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Trouble In Amish Paradise 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Time Team: Caerleon 6:50 Minuscule: Pollution 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Origins Of Us: Brains 9:25 QI: Girls and Boys 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Punchlines 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Origins Of Us: Brains 1:20 At The Movies: Short Cuts 1.35 Time Team: Caerleon 2:25 River Stories: Two Rivers Winery: Brett Keeping 2:30 Football: VFL

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5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “To Love & Die”- A young woman deals with her abandonment issues by reconnecting with her estranged dad who is a contract killer. (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Border Patrol 3:00 All For Kids 3:30 Match It 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Harvey realises the depth of Mel’s issues, Jett runs away from his foster family and Sasha gets April to deal with Dex’s heartache. 7:00 TBA 11:00 Parks & Recreation: Born And Raised - While promoting her new book about Pawnee, Leslie falls prey to some ‘gotcha’ journalism. Meanwhile, Ann is determined to bond with Ron and April. 11:30 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Two Men And Two Babies 2:00 Another Perfect World 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: In The Shadow Of Ganesh 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Into The Crocodiles Lair 8:30 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve: Madigascar, Mauritius And The Seychelles - Amid the paradise of coral reefs and jungles full of spectacular wildlife, Simon witnesses some of the threats to the ocean. 9:30 East to West: The Asian Crucible 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days” (MS a). In Romanian. A powerful and unsentimental film that follows Otilia and Gabita, two university friends living in Bucharest in 1987. When Gabita becomes pregnant, the two girls arrange a meeting with Mr Bebe in a hotel, where he is to perform an abortion, which is strictly illegal in Communist Romania at that time. 1:10 Movie: “Import Export” (MA s,a,l,n) - In Italian. A revealing portrait of a young man’s seduction by the mafia that begins in the early 1980s and spans twenty years. 3:35 Weatherwatch Overnight


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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You will have a strong urge to get away from your daily routine. Your mind may be on a recent trip rather than on your work. It will be very tempting to live with your head in the clouds. Romance. Don’t allow other people to boss you around - you will have to decide what is best for you. Although others may want to control you, it is important to assert yourself.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Dreaming about inheriting a large sum of money will not help your financial situation. You need to take some more practical measures to cut down on your expenses. Romance. You may be surprised to find out who has suddenly taken an interest in you. However, don’t push too hard as they may be shy about revealing themselves.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


You may not realise how different your standards are from those of a friend. Don’t be too hard on this person. Acceptance will pay off much more than a judgemental attitude. Romance. This will be a good time for romance, provided you are prepared to be bold and take the initiative.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Don’t allow yourself to be criticised by people who don’t know any better themselves. A colleague who has much less experience than you may try to boss you around. You may need to confront this person privately. Romance. A dream which you had last night will involve someone very close to you. Your relationship with this person will soon change in unexpected ways.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Don’t allow anyone to throw you off course. They won’t understand your needs as well as you do yourself. Look inward and discover your true motives: they may surprise even you. Romance. If you are uncertain about which way to proceed, it is important that you ask the advice of people whom you trust and respect.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


You will be in a very practical mood this week, and it will be a while before you give yourself a chance to relax. Take advantage of your increased activity while it lasts. Romance. A soothing dream will help to calm you from a stressful situation. Do not trouble yourself about finding the meaning of this dream: the feeling it leaves is more important.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) This will be a very rewarding time, both for you and your partner. You will experience success in a previously unsuccessful endeavour. Romance. Your partner will be more interested in romance than you are this week. One of you will have to compromise. Take your partner’s words at face value: you may be doing yourself a disservice by reading too much into them.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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A knee-jerk reaction to a situation may not be appropriate. Take a deep breath and give the matter some thought before you jump in. Romance. This is not a good time to try to make any changes in your relationship. Your partner may be seeking a sign of affection from you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may need to adjust fairly quickly to changes coming into your life. If you wait, you will find that you have been overtaken by events. Act decisively and strike while the iron is hot. Romance. Your relationship will benefit from a trusted friend’s advice. You need a new perspective on the situation.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Don’t just accept other people’s decisions. You need to have your own say in things. Others will value your input in an important decision. Romance. Instead of trying to change your partner, you should do your best to accept them just as they are. A loving gesture will be very appreciated this week.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


The Secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

– Lucille Ball


Don’t let other people make you feel guilty because you cannot influence events in the way they would like. Romance. This will be an excellent week for romance. You will have to take it easy at first but don’t worry, things will heat up quickly enough!

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You will be surprised what you can achieve if you are prepared to take a risk. You may need some extra courage, however as others may be surprised to see you in a new light. Romance. Someone close to you may soon be getting married. Your feelings may be a little ambivalent. You may know more about recent events than you would like.

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PUBLIC NOTICES The draft 2012-2013 Shire Plan & Budget are now available for public comment. Copies of the Shire Plan & Budget can be downloaded from the East Arnhem Shire Council website – Submissions can be made by email, mail or through your local Councillor or Community Advisory Board. Submission period closes 29 June 2012. Ian Bodill, Chief Executive Officer

NAAJA MEMBERSHIP NAAJA would like to invite Aboriginal people in Nhulunbuy to nominate for membership of the Company for the Nhulunbuy region. To be eligible, intending members need to have lived in the region for at least 1 year prior to July 4, 2012 and be an adult Aboriginal. Membership applications are available from NAAJA Reception, please contact: NAAJA Nhulunbuy Office – 08 8939 2300 First floor, Franklyn Street The closing date for the applications is July 4, 2012 at 1200. Please forward your application to: Bonita Liddle NAAJA GPO Box 1064, DARWIN, NT, 0801 •

DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE CIVIL Closing 4 Jul 2012 T12-1103 - Katherine Region - Stuart Highway - Zimin Drive Intersection upgrade.


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D11-0406 - All Centres - Panel Contract - Provision of Air Charter Services for Scheduled and Unscheduled Medical Visits for Northern Territory Department of Health for a Period of 60 Months.

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Closing 27 Jun 2012 D12-0156 - All Centres - Supply and Delivery of Batteries and Torches for a Period of 36 Months. D12-0216 - All Centres - Hospitals - Supply and Delivery of Fresh Meat and Frozen Seafood for a Period of 36 Months.


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BUILDING Closing 13 Jun 2012 NGD01729-12 - Darwin - Channel Island Power Station - Construction of New Office Building - Mandatory Site Inspection - Available on CD Only - Inspection on 23/05/2012 at 10:00.

East Arnhem Shire Council is now seeking applications from experienced, enthusiastic and self motivated individuals for the following position:

Administration Manager (Yirrkala)

ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL Closing 13 Jun 2012 PED01766-12 - All Centres - Provision of In-Service Safety Inspection, Testing and Tagging of Electrical Equipment for a Period of 36 Months.

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The primary purpose of the Administration Manager is to support the Shire Service Manager in the management of the Community by providing expertise and implementation in a wide variety of financial, administrative and hands on management functions.

PED01345-11 - All Centres - Provision of Total Maintenance Services at Power and Water Corporation Corporate and Non Corporate Sites for a Period of 36 Months.

The Administration Manager is responsible for the efficient and effective management and administration of the day to day internal and external business operations of the Shire Service Delivery Centre under the direction of Shire Service Manager.


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Miwatj Health is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service based in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory. Due to expansion, we are currently looking at filling several current / newly created positions to complement much need services aimed at improving the health of local people in Aboriginal communities within the Eastern Arnhem Region. Positions are as per below:

Human Resource Administration Officer

Renal Care – Community Worker

This position will provide administrative support to the HR Manager with duties including coordination of recruitment processes, maintaining HR systems and providing timely reports on HR activities. To complement this position we are looking for an individual who has attained qualifications in business administration and/or 2 years’ experience within the related field of Human Resources.

Miwatj is currently expanding on our service delivery to our wider community supporting renal care clients. We are seeking to recruit a community worker to work closely with our Renal Care Coordinator. This person shall have a good understanding of the issues impacting on clients that are undergoing renal care. In addition, this person will act as an advocacy to client needs.

Asset Maintenance Officer

Health Information Administrator

We are currently looking to appoint a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Asset Maintenance Officer. The key responsibilities will be the effective administration of Miwatj maintenance systems, completeness and accuracy of asset data and coordination of all maintenance services such as property (buildings, vehicles etc.) and contract works. This individual should have the ability to relate to both internal and external stakeholders, have technical knowledge of maintenance planning, preferably with related trade qualification and demonstrate excellent organisational and computer skills.

This is a newly created position. The Health Information Administrator’s (HIA) primary role is to maintain management of communicare systems - extracting, analysing health information data for the purposes of Miwatj Strategic and Operational Planning. This position also provides ongoing support and training to clinical staff utilizing communicare. The preferred candidate shall have an excellent understanding of a population approach to healthcare, experience in database maintenance and operations and possess proficiency in Microsoft applications. A tertiary qualification in nursing, health science or similar will be considered favourable.

Coordinator – Child and Maternal Health RN The above position will be working within a team environment that caters for mothers and babies program; which will work toward improved access to child and maternal services. The applicant must be registered to practice in the NT as a Nurse or Aboriginal Health Worker Grade 4. Postgraduate qualifications in population/public health, midwifery, child health or a similar field with be considered favorable. ALL position descriptions and selection criteria can be obtained by contacting the HR Manager on 08 8939 1900, fax 08 8987 1670, or email Applications must address the selection criteria in the position description to be considered for the role. Positions closing date: COB Friday 15 June 2012. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people are encouraged to apply.

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CLASSIFIEDS IN MEMORIAM We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Susie and express our sincerest condolences to Bob, Greg and Michelle. Rest In Peace Susie. From the Stanaway Family.

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As I walked a step behind you on your journey, And then beside you as we took the journey together, You gave me friendship and you gave me strength. I know you will be there walking a step behind me as I continue on my journey. …Linda Bob, Greg and Michelle, our thoughts and prayers are with you …Linda and Ivor Alexander


A Memorial Service for Sue will be announced at a later date. Donations to the McGrath Foundation in lieu of flowers. Thank you to everyone for all the loving support. Bob, Greg and all the Family.

Bob, Greg, Rosemary and all other family and friends, please accept our condolences for the sad loss of Susie. She is at peace now. As you know, we have been friends for a lifetime and have always loved her dearly. We will miss her.

Love and Best Wishes from John & Heather and the Huckett & Congdon families


Work scheduled to start in 2013 at Roper mine MINING is expected to start next year at Western Desert Resources’ Roper Barairon-ore mining project following two major developments last week. The Northern Territory Government has given Major Project Status for the project following the signing of a Mining Agreement with the Northern Land Council and Native Title Holders earlier in the week. The project is located about

60km south of Ngukurr. In addition to the native title agreement, WDR has entered into a 20-year agreement with Mount Isa Mines which will provide access to export iron ore through a loading facility at Bing Bong. Mining is expected to begin in 2013 and has the potential to produce up to 24Mt of iron ore over an eight-year period. Mr Norm Gardner, Managing

Director of WDR said: “We are pleased to receive the support of the government in acknowledging the significance of this project, and the long term benefits it will bring to the Territory. “The announcement compliments the recent agreements covering infrastructure and Native Title. The remaining regulatory processes, including environmental impact statement are progressing well, and we

ABOVE: The Roper mine site. LEFT: Work at the Roper mine site. are confident that export of DSO grade iron ore will commence in mid 2013.” Chief Minister Paul Henderson said: “This proposed project will provide a significant economic boost to the region and create jobs and training opportunities never before seen in the region.” Benefits from the proposed project include: * Long-term benefits for the Northern Territory economy through royalties, as well as delivering immediate outcomes such as employment, business and service opportunities and social enterprise * Long-term benefits for local communities within the project’s footprint - Borroloola, Minyerri, Ngukurr and Numbulwar - through Indigenous participation strategies and economic growth opportunities * Involvement from local authorities, such as the Northern Land Council, in preserving cultural heritMORE DETAILS age and environmental management.



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

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

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E:

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

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

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

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

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

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

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

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha P: 0437 141 291

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

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

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

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

Thu 07

Fri 08

Time 0348 1023 1621 2152

Time 0439 1113 1710 2242

Time 0527 1159 1755 2329

Ht 0.14 2.72 1.09 3.12

Ht 0.12 2.72 1.05 3.13

Sat 09 Ht 0.15 2.69 1.02 3.08

Time 0614 1242 1840

Ht 0.23 2.64 1.00

Sun 10

Mon 11

Time 0018 0701 1323 1926

Time 0106 0747 1406 2014

Ht 2.96 0.34 2.58 1.00


Ht 2.79 0.48 2.52 1.01

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

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




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

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Wednesday 23/05







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

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Saturday 26/05












8162 33500




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

Sunday 27/05 TOTAL

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

Tue 12 Time 0157 0834 1449 2105

W/E May 27 W/E May 27 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 06

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

Forward in Faith Ministries

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

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

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

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

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

Church services

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

Ht 2.58 0.65 2.47 1.03

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3523 31016

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

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 28 25.9 21.4 0.4 Tuesday 29 26.8 22.3 0.8 Wednesday 30 25.5 22.2 4.4 Thursday 31 29.1 23.4 1.2 Friday 1 28.5 23.3 1.8 Saturday 2 28.5 23.4 1.2 Sunday 3 27.8 23.0 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: xx mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, May 28 to Sunday, June 3

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1013.5 hPa on Monday Min: 1009.4 hPa on Friday Averages for the month of June Max temp: 28.4 Min temp: 21.3 Rainfall: 32.3 mm

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Warriors down Arnhem Cats in Indigenous All Stars match

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NT Warriors 4.3-6.6-13.11-15.13 (103) d Arnhem Cats 4.2-8.4-8.5-9.8 (62) NT Warriors have won the inaugural Indigenous All Stars match defeating Arnhem Cats by 41 points at TIO Stadium on Saturday, May 26. The final score was 15-13-103 to 9-8-62. In front of a small but enthusiastic crowd, the opening quarter delivered an entertaining goal-for-goal spectacle with the Warriors leading by one point at the first change. The Cats wrestled back control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Warriors four goals to two to head into the second half with a 10-point advantage. From here it was all the Warriors, unleashing a devastating run of seven unanswered goals to N.T. Warriors team, the winners of the inaugural Indigenous All-Stars game. head into the final quarter with a “We want this to become a permanent part of the 36- point lead. Although unable to outscore the Warriors in the final NT footy fixture and we look forward to building this quarter, the Cats did manage to control possession of important program for many years to come”. Quarter-by-quarter results were: the ball and put together some great passages of play NT Warriors 4.3-6.6-13.11-15.13 (103) defeated which led to kicking their first goal since the second Arnhem Cats 4.2-8.4-8.5-9.8 (62). quarter. AFLNT Indigenous Programs Manager Kevin Goal Scorers: NT Warriors: Michael Joshua 3, Bruce said that not only did both sides produce Gerald Longmuir, Billy Huddleston, Ray Dummoo, some outstanding football on the day but also some Aaron Sharpe 2, Cedrick Robertson, Geoffrey outstanding leaders emerged during the week of the Parerolutja, Patrick Abbott. Arnhem Cats: Sylvester Olsen 4, Delwyn Byrnes, Healthy Living Carnival. “The entire week was a great success and all Jerimah James 2, Hezekiah Lawrence. who participated are able to take some great health, NT Warriors Best on Ground: Geoffrey Parerolutja education and leadership message to their local com- (Hermannsburg) munities,” said Bruce. Arnhem Cats Best on Ground: Basil Barra (Groote “We saw some outstanding leadership qualities Eylandt) Healthy Living Carnival Leadership Awards: emerge from several boys during the week and this was taken onto the field where the game was played in NT Warriors: Rowan Bonson (Ngukurr), Arnhem Cats: Hezekiah Lawrenece (Ramingining) great spirit and in a highly sporting manner.

ABOVE: Nick Twomey in a previous event. RIGHT: Devlin Waterhouse at a previous event. THE Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club, along with its major sponsor Bob Parsons Tyre Power, will be holding its biggest event so far on Sunday, June 10, with a 7km Circuit. Club president Tony Foster said the endurance track (for senior riders only) promises to be a very testing circuit for those with the guts to give it a go. “The fully marshaled/monitored track has been designed for the toughest competitors and promises to give spectators something special,” he said. “Riders are urged to sign on early with scrutineering for riders starting 7.30am and full safety riding gear is required for this event.” Mr Foster said there were still many jobs volunteers could assist with on the day. “The fixed marshal points are critical for the safe conduct of the event,” Mr Foster said. “In the case of an emergency riders can notify marshals quickly of injured competitors.” The marshals will be equipped with radios bought by the club, to dispatch the ambulance/first responders if needed. The timekeeper/scorer role is shaded all morning.

Four Yirrkala athletes for Deadly Fun Run at Uluru FOUR Yirrkala athletes will be competing in the inaugural Indigenous Marathon Project Deadly Fun Run championships in Central Australia on Saturday. Two boys, Marshall Gurruwiwi, 16, and Bukutjpi Wanambi, 9, and two girls Biyamarr Mununggurr, 15, and Dhimurru Mununggurr, 17, will be among the 26 athletes ranging from ages seven to 56 representing six Indigenous communities from across the country. They will all descend on Uluru to

take part Australia’s first Indigenous running festival held at Uluru. A number of communities in the surrounding Uluru area will also be involved. The Deadly Fun Run Series, part of Rob De Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Project, was launched late last year in a push to promote healthy living and increase participation in the sport of running in remote Indigenous communities where it was not previously recognised. Community champions from








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“The Deadly Fun Run Series has been all about communities owning their own fun runs and highlighting community champions, all while promoting healthy living and community involvement,” De Castella said. With a number of the athletes having never travelled on an aeroplane, participants will be treated to the full Uluru experience including staying at the Voyagers Ayres Rock Resort, taking part in a base tour of Ayres Rock, and a Sounds of Silence dining experience.

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Mossman, Yarrabah and Napranum in Queensland, Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, and Kununurra in Western Australia will join the Yirrkala athletes who will all be flown in for the 3km and 5km , with representatives selected from a series of four fun run events held in each community over the past six months. De Castella has high hopes that the event will feature annually on the running calendar with ambitions of making it a major Indigenous running festivals.

Scrutineers will have a check list to use and any rule determinations on bike safety will be decided by the race steward (This is only for the pre-race checks). “The Club would like to have a Major Enduro every year for the senior riders, and we are reviewing the program looking at a dedicated mini bike event later this year,” Mr Foster said. “As you all can appreciate there is a bit of pre-work and running of the day required to ensure the riders safety from other vehicles using the bush tracks. “The north-west sector of the track is long and flat with speeds up to 130 kph. “There will be a meeting of all support personnel and committee on Thursday June 7 at 12 Mimosa Ave at 7.30pm. “Make this a memorable, fun and safe event. This is our Club with a great future.” For more information or if you wish to help out on the day visit the Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club on Facebook.

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Auskick scores AFL legends << From Page 1. “My eldest son, Charlie, will attend his first Auskick clinic this year and it was my first time volunteering as an Auskick parent,” said Crawford. “One of the best things about NAB AFL Auskick is that it not only teaches children the game, it also brings families together,” “Auskick is where champions begin and I can’t wait to meet the thousands of young champions throughout Australia. We are now targeting 180,000 Auskick partici-

pants so I’m going to be busy.” DiPierdomenico, the out-going NAB AFL Auskick Ambassador, will be travelling with Crawford over the next six months adopting master-apprentice roles. “It will be great to have Dipper along not only as a close friend but as a mentor to this fantastic program which he has headed up for almost 10 years,” said Crawford. The previous week NT Thunder players and ambassador Michael Long visited and hosted a clinic for the youngsters.

Melissa Foggin, from Nhulunbuy Auskick, said it had been a great couple of weeks with the AFL legends and current players visiting Nhulunbuy. “It’s great the kids, and parents, get to see some top names in the game, past and present. “I’m sure they have all enjoyed playing with the top names,” Mrs Foggin said. Boys and girls across the Territory can register for NAB AFL Auskick by visiting the website

Hip hop, the smoking stops AN Indigenous hip hop star, a dancer and a comedian have teamed with the Menzies School of Health Research on a creative multimedia anti-smoking project targeting Aboriginal teens: Twenty two-year-old Bangarra Dance Theatre performer Rarriwuy Hick grew up in a Northern Territory community hooked on smokes. “I was around it all the time,” she said. “I’m Yolgnu. I come from East Arnhem Land. Most Aboriginal people around here smoke. My mother smoked when I was in her belly.” By the time she was 13, Rarriwuy had taken up durries, too, a habit she maintained for two years - until her dreams of dance grew strong enough to pose a challenge. “I found my passion in dance, and I really wanted to be a dancer,” she said. “But when I was trying to dance and I was smoking, I couldn’t breathe properly, I was out of breath. I had no energy, nothing at all.” With the support of her boyfriend, hip hop singer and Black Eyed Peas collaborator ‘Yung Nooky’, aka Corey Webster, she stubbed out permanently. The difference it made was immediate. “I wanted to dance so badly that I just quit. As soon as I stopped I felt so much healthier. I had so much energy to do more things.” Yung Nooky proved the perfect support for Rarriwuy’s mission. In all his 21 years, he had never touched a cigarette. “Mum and dad just brought me

Rarriwuy Hick has encouraging kids not to smoke. up like that. I knew if I ever smoked dance-off, a smoking calculator and I’d get the biggest hiding,” said the comedy. New South Wales-based singer. Comedian Sean Choolburra “I saw a lot people doing it and I performs ‘All the cigarettes’, a thought, ‘No that’s yuck.’ A lot of my take-off of Beyoncé’s ‘All the Single mates asked me (to do it) and passed Ladies’, for instance. me one but it wasn’t for me.” It’s a project that’s been two With Corey’s encouragement years’ in the making for Menzies’ Rarriwuy said she’s never looked Dr Sheree Cairney. back and now looks only forward “More than half of Aboriginal - smoke free. and Torres Strait Islander people The dancer is eager to share her smoke; over double the number of story - as is Corey - and nosmokes. non-Indigenous Australians who, a new site - developed by do. And sadly smoking causes one Australia’s only research institute out of every five deaths in this focused Indigenous health, the population.” Darwin-based Menzies School of For Rarriwuy, quitting has alHealth Research - proved just the lowed her to take dancing beyond platform. Arnhem Land and beyond Australia’s website borders. With Bangarra, she’s seen features video messages from the world. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander “I feel like I can inspire a lot of celebrities including Rarriwuy and young kids now because I see them Corey, as well as animations, games, smoking and I know I was one of a quit quiz, an interactive hip hop those kids. “I can say, ‘Hey, you don’t need to that, you don’t need to die young. You can stay healthy,’” she said. Corey agrees: “If you dream big and put your heart into everything you do you can be like me and Rarriwuy - travel the world, do what you love, hang out with famous people. Just so long as you stay strong, you can be on top of the world and do anything you want.” LEFT: Corey Webster and Rarriwuy Hick promoting

‘Dipper’, Melissa Foggin and ‘Crawf’ promote Auskick during last week’s visit to the region.

Lifesavers team nominated for the East Arnhem Sports Award THE Gove Peninsula SLSC Open Patrol Team has been nominated for the East Arnhem Sports Award. The Open Patrol Team consisted of captain Emma Putland, Alan Cross, Scott Whelan, Mitch Putland, Harry Parkinson and Madelaine Barnett. The Patrol competition consists of the team drawing from a ballot to receive their position on the day of the competition (this system means that all six competitors must train for all positions but don’t know which event they draw until the day). Events include a written examination, live patient assessment, resuscitation assessment, a beach patrol scenario, a full team swim, a tube rescue and board rescue race. In July 2011 the team competed in the NT Lifesaving Championships winning the gold medal, which saw the club qualify for the Australian Championships. Training started in January 2012 with pool sessions, some night theory and resuscitation work and when possible ocean work at Shady Beach (Yirrkala). Training was severely interrupted following the tragic fire at the Surf Club which saw the club lose all it’s water craft and raised the question of whether it was still viable to travel and compete. A decision was made by the team that it was even more important to attend the event and present the Gove Peninsula SLSC on a national level. In March 2012 the team travelled to the Gold Coast with the titles being held at the Broadbeach SLSC. In order to compete the

team was first required to borrow essential rescue equipment from nearby Surf Lifesaving clubs. Given the disrupted preparation, very difficult surf conditions and the level of experience in this competition the team performed commendably throughout the competition finally finishing in seventh

place. This team showed other surf clubs from around Australia that the Gove Peninsula surf club are certainly made of the right stuff and throughout the stay on the Gold Coast did the club and the town of Nhulunbuy and themselves proud.

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