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2012 Debutante Ball - A Night to Remember

Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AM Administrator of the Northern Territory and Mr Duncan McNeill with the 2012 Nhulunbuy debutantes and their partners. Report and photos Page 3; Page of photos, Page 7. >>

Local voices heard on fishing BY MARJO HALLOWELL

WHEN the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club (NRSFC) first heard about the proposed Wessell Commonwealth Marine Reserve they busily worked to secure fishing off the Gove Peninsula. Members were urged to make submissions and the results of the proposed reserves around the Australian Coastline announced last week indicate their submissions were taken on board. Of the 25,000 submissions (many duplicated) over 100 were acted upon and three of those were the three submitted by the NRSFC and its members.

Last September, concerns were expressed that the area was too close to the current fishing grounds and the club made submissions for an alternative proposal. The NRSFC was not opposed to the Marine Park, but was concerned about its proximity to the local fishing areas. The Marine Protection Areas is a three-phase consultation process with this being phase one. The next phase will see the proposals going to the Minister for confirmation and endorsement with the Australian Government and the third phase will see the areas recognised by the Government. The NRSFC’s amendments to the

draft proposal for the Northern Territory were: * To extend the no trawling zone beyond Cape Arnhem; * To push the Green Zone further north and east; and * To increase the size of the Green Zone. Club member Peter Cox said they had asked for a much larger area for the Green Zone, but it was apparent there were pressures from commercial interests. “Being pro-active is to ensure the future of fishing for our children and grand-children,” said Mr Cox. “If we don’t look after it now it won’t

be there for them.” The efforts of the Amateur Fisherman’s Association Northern Territory (AFANT), Northern Territory Game Fishing Association and Game Fishing Association Australia have worked together for the best outcomes for all. “It is essential to join a club or Association so that your voice can be heard on the floor of parliament,” Mr Cox said. Of the boat owners in Nhulunbuy, only 10 per cent are members of the NRSFC and Mr Cox said the more people who join the club the louder their voice would be in issues such as this.

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“The response to the first stage of the process was very good, but a lot more still needs to be done. “It is vital as we enter stage two for people to say exactly what they want. There will be a 60-day consultation on stage two and the club will announce when this period starts. We need to keep persevering through all three stages and the more members we have the stronger our voice,” Mr Cox said. The Club, which celebrates 35 years this year, has a track record of sustainable fishing and is the second largest fishing club outside Darwin with a large billfishing potential.


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buy Corporation, who usually hosts the fireworks, will not be doing so this year. They will be hosting a fireworks display in conjunction with the Gove Peninsula festival later in the month. Fireworks will be available at the Captain Cook Community Centre, the Uniting Church function room (Nhulunbuy Scout Group) and IGA on Sunday. The general manager of East Arnhem trading Company Tim Broadbent said: “I have heaps (of fireworks) coming from Fusion fireworks. “We have licenses to sell at Yirrkala, Baniyala and here and we will be open from 9am-9pm unless sold out,” he said. “I think we will have plenty to cover everyone’s needs and there is a good range available. “We are running a tracker cracker promotion as well with Gove FM. Basically there will be three mock-up crackers hidden around town. “Clues to the whereabouts will be given to listeners. Whoever finds the crackers will win a $150 bag for free. “IGA Mitre 10 will hold a free sausage sizzle for the day. “ RSPCA Nhulunbuy president Sarah Howland would like to remind all pet owners that Territory Day is not as

exciting for pets as it is for fun loving Territorians. “Please Nhulunbuy, let’s not have the same terrifying situation those two dear little dogs found themselves in last year when they ran trying to escape the sound of fireworks only to be hit and killed by a car,” she said. “They had run almost to the refinery in their terrified state. It was one of RSPCA’s saddest hours when we were called to pick up those two little souls and we urge you to please ensure you pets are safe and secure.

“If you are going out and believe that your pet could escape their normal confines please put them inside or put them in a cage. “Those of you who stay at home with your bug eyed and hyperventilating furry family reassure them you are there however do not ‘over love’ them as it is only cementing the fact that there is something to fear. “RSPCA Nhulunbuy wishes everyone a wonderful Territory day and hopes that commonsense will prevail and cracker night will be a one-night affair.”

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NT WORKSAFE website: The following conditions apply to the purchase and use of fireworks for Territory Day 2012. Fireworks can only be purchased and used on Sunday July 1, 2012. Fireworks can only be purchased between 9am to 9pm. Fireworks can only be used between 6pm to 11pm. This information has been published in the Government Gazette (No. G23) on Wednesday June 6, 2012. Changes to legislation regarding fireworks have made the following actions an offence under the Dangerous Goods Act. Selling fireworks to a person under 18 years of age. Selling fireworks to an intoxicated person. Using a firework in a way likely to damage property or injure a person or animal. Possessing fireworks outside of Territory Day (July 1). To report the illegal sale of fireworks, contact NT WorkSafe on 1800 019 115.

East Arnhem population passes 10,000 THE population of the East Arnhem region has passed 10,000, according to the 2011 Census details released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The population, according to the ABS, was 10,228, compared to 8288 in 2001, and has reflected an increase annually every year over

the last 11 years. The 2010 estimate was 10,069 up from 9898 in 2009. The West Arnhem population continues to rise, and is now approaching 6978, according to the Census. The estimate for 2010 was 6901 and 6815 for 2009.

The population too has increased annually since 2001 when was 5988. Australia has a total population of 21,507,717 an increase of 8.3 per cent since the 2006 census, while the population of the Northern Territory was 211,943, an increase of 9.9 per cent from 2006.

Local student hits the right notes A Nhulunbuy Primary School saxophonist was one of 150 students who took part in the Deadly Centre Music Camp last week . Eleven-year-old Chloe Baxter, a year six student, and NTMusic teacher Tim Webb attended the camp. Chloe had been learning songs with the concert band from Monday to Wednesday ready for the Thursday concerts. The camp at Tennant Creek brought together students from throughout the Territory aged between nine and 17. The six-day camp provides an opportunity for students to focus on their particular music Tim Webb with Chloe Baxter in Tennant Creek. interests including concert intensive music workshops and bands, percussion ensemble, rock rehearsals. school, singing and choir. “There are very few opporNT Music School principal tunities for kids in remote and Andy Mison said this was a regional areas to get together and great opportunity to bring to- play music and this is a great edugether students and teachers for cational and social opportunity

for these young people,” Mr Mison said. Many students have travelled to Darwin for music events in the past and Tennant Creek is ideally set up for an event like this with the community offering great facilities at the Tennant Creek High School, community hall and showgrounds. “The people of Tennant Creek are highly supportive of the performing arts - they love their music and they love their productions and it is a relatively central location,” Mr Mison said. The camp culminated in a free public performance showcasing what the students had learnt as well as a matinee performance at the primary school. Mr Webb was one of 13 DET music teachers with professional backgrounds working with the students to share a wealth of expertise across a range of instruments and vocals.


Nhulunbuy Debutantes presented to the community BY MARJO HALLOWELL FOURTEEN young ladies made their debut in Nhulunbuy on Saturday night. This was the culmination of five months of dedicated rehearsals and fundraising activities. The debutantes were: Ainslea Barnes partnered by Luke Veltman; Gabrielle Birch partnered by Ethan Stephenson; Jasmine Body partnered by Caleb Mason; Christina Burke partnered by James Miegel; Erica Hoani partnered by Tyrell Forbes; Courtney Hodgson partnered by Rangi McLeod; Maddison McSh-

Winds to continue JUMPERS, cardigans and even jackets made an appearance last week with a cool change across the Gove Peninsula. A strong high pressure over the Bight has pushed fresh, dry and cool air into Northern Australia. The lowest temperature felt in Gove this month was 14.7 C on the morning of the June 12. There have been six consecutive days that have dropped below 21 C. The long-term average minimum temperature for June at Gove Airport is 21.3, so this last weekend was a little below average. The record-coolest June minimum temperature is 13.0 measured on June 9, 1967. Winds were gusty all across the top end last week. A spokesman for the Bureau of Meteorology said: “We are expecting these winds to continue into this weekend, including Territory Day. “We will have better forecasts as that day gets closer. “

erry partnered by Jarrod Boot; Sally Naughton partnered by Bintang Daly; Maddison Reid partnered by William Pickett; Tiffany Stephenson partnered by Jack Kokles-Ridgway; Carlene Tawhi partnered by Isi Ofa; Kate White partnered by Jake Edwards; Courtney-Jay Williams partnered by Saille Frumenzi; Hayley Williams partnered by Matthew Tutini. Ashleigh Matthews was due to be among the debutantes but was taken ill. Stephen Castelli was the Master of Ceremony and introduced all the debutantes to the audience and to Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AM Administrator of the Northern

Territory. The Honourable Ms Thomas said she was delighted to have been asked to meet the debutantes and their partners. She said this event has happened because so many people have made the commitment to ensure the success of the occasion and acknowledged the parents of the debs and their partners. The debs and partners had spent many months washing cars, hosting family dances, hosting the markets, and holding sausage sizzles to raise the $25,000 needed to put on the ball. Jake Edwards spoke on behalf of the partners and praised the debutantes and

thanked all involved. Christina Burke was the spokeswoman for the debutantes. Blue and Evelyn Douglas and Steve and Deanne and Castelli were thanked for their untiring dance instruction which paid off as the debutantes and their partners displayed their dancing skills. Deb Hanks, Cheryl Smith and Colleen Owen were the main organisers of the event and the events leading up to the ball and Trish Stephenson was the fundraising

Teen injured in rollover on highway A TEENAGER was taken to Darwin Hospital after a rollover on the East Arnhem Highway on Saturday. Nhulunbuy Police received a call at 10.30am from the occupants of the vehicle that they had been involved in a rollover. The driver, a 51-year-old woman, apparently lost control in the loose gravel on the side of the road and over-corrected causing the vehicle to rollover once. There were five people in the car and the 15-year-old female passenger was treated at the scene by the Gapuwijak Clinic nurse and airlifted to Darwin Hospital as a precautionary measure. She was later released from hospital. The accident happened 180km from Nhulunbuy and Officer-inCharge of Nhulunbuy Police, Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon, said the driver had been able to contact the emergency services on a satellite phone. Snr Sergeant Muldoon said the vehicle had been going at about 70km/ph. Friends came out from Nhulunbuy to help the occupants and take


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co-ordinator. Debbie Beldham was the Matron of Honour, Emily Osbourne the Maid of Honour, Jorja McSherry was the flower girl and La Mon Forbes was the page boy. Traditionally a debutante ball is held in Nhulunbuy every two years and is a highlight of the social calendar. More Photos See P7.

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We write to extend our sincere apologies to the traditional owners of Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem) and to Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation who manage the area on the Traditional Owners behalf. Over the Queen’s Birthday holiday long weekend June 8-11, 2012, we started a number of pandanus fires in the dunes around the camping areas, two of which got out of control and spread. We did not realise the full implications of our actions but we now realise that when we lit the fires we showed no respect to the Traditional Owners or to the safety of other campers in the area. We have also impacted on this fragile ecosystem by burning vegetative cover. In allowing Ngapaki access to Wanuwuy, Traditional Owners expect people to observe and respect their traditions and the importance of their area. We have upset and offended Traditional Owners by our actions and sincerely hope we have not threatened future access to the area for other locals of Nhulunbuy and other visitors. We have been informed that our actions in lighting these fires were all the more offensive at this time. We have been told that fire is used to cleanse country during sorry business after someone has passed away. Currently Traditional Owners and the community are grieving the loss of a senior Traditional Owner of Wanuwuy and our actions have impacted on this process. We thank the Traditional Owners and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation for being reasonable in resolving this situation and apologise for our foolish and ignorant behaviour. We are sincerely sorry for our actions. Signed: Paul Dalton and David Heine 4 – Arafura Times

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Another major kava haul in Gove A 35-year-old woman, who was found to be in the possession of more than $50,000 worth of kava, has been charged by Nhulunbuy Police. Police seized approximately 52kg of kava secreted in five suitcases at the Nhulunbuy airport last Monday night (June 18) and will allege the woman transported the kava from Queensland to the Northern Territory with the intention of selling it in nearby communities.

Operation Rheingold seizes $80,000 in drugs DETECTIVES from the Northern Substance On The Abuse Intelligence Desk Beat concluded an operation this week, disbanding a with drug syndicate responsible for sending drugs into NT Arnhem Land. Superintendent Gavin Police Kennedy said Operation Rheingold was initiated to detect and disrupt the flow of illicit drugs and kava entering Nhulunbuy. “During the two week operation, members from the Northern Substance Abuse Intelligence Desk, Dog Operations Unit and Northern Investigations Section conducted searches of freight, mail and 28 flights entering Nhulunbuy,” said Superintendent Kennedy. The operation resulted in 13 arrests, four cautions and three people summonsed for a range of offences. A further four people were issued with Drug Infringement Notices. A total of 60.2 kilograms of kava and 202.4 grams on cannabis was also seized throughout the operation. “This has been a targeted operation that has led to a number of seizures and a comprehensive amount of intelligence gathered around the transportation and supply of drugs into Nhulunbuy,” said Superintendent Kennedy. “It is alleged that the drugs were being taken into Nhulunbuy for the purpose of selling within the Arnhem Land communities, where the combined sale of the drugs would be in excess of $80,000. “Police will continue to target individuals and groups that seek to profit from the harm that illicit substances cause in our remote communities.”

Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said some of the kava was already divided up into small deal bags ready for sale. “The kava had been distributed across all the bags, some wrapped in plastic bags and some wrapped in clothing. “The woman was arrested and taken to the Nhulunbuy Police Station where she was charged with possess a commercial quantity of kava and supply commercial quantity of kava,” said Snr Sgt Muldoon. The woman was bailed to appear in the Nhulunbuy Magistrates Court on July 3. This seizure comes almost two weeks after Nhulunbuy members seized approximately 50kg of kava hidden in two small suitcases and a backpack at the airport. Two men aged 54 and 32 were charged with supply commercial quantity of kava. RIGHT: Kava, weighing about 50kg and valued at about $50,000 seized at Nhulunbuy Airport on June 18. Photo courtesy of NT Police.





Death at Mataranka POLICE are investigating the death of a 64-year-old Adelaide man at Bitter Springs, Mataranka, early last Wednesday morning (June 20). Acting Superintendent Kylie Proctor said it appeared the man and a number of family and friends were swimming at the springs when he experienced difficulties at around 8am. “Nearby swimmers helped pull the man from the water, however he was unconscious before he back got to shore,” she said. “Mataranka Health Clinic members attended the scene and conducted CPR however the man was declared deceased at the scene. “A post mortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”


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What’s On

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 June until Sun, July 22: Junior Fishing Challenge – open for juniors (U16) for local kids with catches anywhere during the holidays. Entry forms www. Wed 27 – Fri 29. Circus and Drama Workshops. Hindle Oval from 9.30am to 4pm. For information and bookings contact Anglicare 8987 3022. Tue 26 – Wed 27. Two visiting golf pros conducting junior golf clinics. Thu 28. Nhulunbuy Community Library holiday activities: Cardboard Creatures 10am. Bookings essential as numbers are limited Ph 8987 0860. Thu 28. An Inspiration night for artists considering entering the visual arts exhibition, photography and historical media, and writing competitions of the Gove Peninsula Festival - 6 to 8pm at the Captain Cook Community Centre. Sat 30. Outdoor Movie Screening at Hindle Oval Black Tie Dinner - 40th anniversary celebrations - NCL - invitation only.

JULY Sun 1. Territory Day. Sun 1. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Old natural terraine circuit round 3 - 8am to noon. Sun 1. Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club - Junior and senior from 9am to noon. Sun 1. Community Family Day at Gove Aquatic Centre. Tue 3. Nhulunbuy Community Library holiday activities: Paddlepop Basket 10am.Bookings essential as numbers are limited Ph 8987 0860. Sun 8 – Tue 10. Endeavour Rally comes to Nhulunbuy. Thu 12. Nhulunbuy Community Library holiday activities: July Let’s get crafty - Anything goes 10am. Bookings essential as numbers are limited Ph 8987 0860. 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. Wed 18. East Arnhem Training Stakeholders Network meets at 9am at CDU. 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.

 letters to the editor IT was disappointing that the Arafura Times practised cheap journalism tactics by placing an inaccurate, out-of-touch waffle next to last week’s review of Gove Arts recent production, Barbecue. The volunteer amateur cast and crew spent many hundreds of hours practising, constructing sets and preparing to at least ‘have a go’ and put on what was a rare opportunity of local entertainment for the residents of Nhulunbuy. The Gove Arts Theatre has run many, many shows ranging

Reaction to criticism from comedy, drama, musical and challenging theatre plays over its 40 years in operation. The author of the letter to the editor should have walked out if she was so disgusted, or had some backbone and approached the cast or committee on the night. The play was billed as adults only and. in fact, a disclaimer on posters at the point of sale resulted in no tickets sold to children. What was the point of the article other than to reflect how narrow minded

the author of this letter would appear to be? The play was about tolerance, accepting someone no matter who they were and not prejudging someone’s character. Pity this lesson was not learnt in this case by the complainant. To reference a section in the play that had the highest level of four-letter language and verbal abuse of a female, as being ‘the part which made her laugh the most’, would appear to be

Teacher offended by ‘lack of tolerance’ Vital road upgrades I WRITE this letter as an educator. facilitated religious education to take will improve access I have taken great offence to Maggie place in my classroom. Travers’ letter to the editor and her comments on Facebook. I am not overly concerned with the fact that Maggie seems to have missed the message contained in the play Barbecue that of tolerance. I am really concerned with the fact that she believes that, unless educators are of the same belief as her, they are not fit to teach. I am an atheist, have been since the realisation that religion was not for me. I didn’t choose to be an atheist lightly. I was exposed to and explored various religions during my youth and was born into a family of Lutherans and Church of England. I made an informed decision to divorce myself from any form of religion. I do, however, respect others beliefs, attend marriages, christenings and funerals in churches and as long as people respect my right to choose not to believe then I will pay them the same regard. I have taught for 26 years. I have never received a complaint due to my religious beliefs. I have never foisted my thoughts on others and, where my employer has required it, have

To suggest that I am an unfit teacher because I don’t believe in God is distasteful, however to suggest that I would, or that any of the teachers involved with Barbecue would unduly influence students with our own belief is the most offensive of all. I take my profession very seriously. I am well aware of the influence I have on children and am honoured that I have had the opportunity to work with children and families who appreciate what I do. I am also privileged to have worked with many fine educators over the years with a huge range of religious beliefs. It is a pity Maggie didn’t enjoy the play and I respect her right to voice her displeasure, however, I do dispute her statements that I am not a ‘pillar of the community’ (mind you, this is something I have never aspired to be) due to the fact I dare to believe something different to her. Yet again religion drives a wedge between people. The views expressed in this letter are my own and do not reflect the opinions of the Gove Arts Theatre committee or members.

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contradictory in most people’s opinion after reading her letter, and questions the rationale of her thought process. To be ‘disturbed that several of the cast and crew are educators’ is a cheap shot at some of the talented teachers and staff of our local schools, who, if not already very busy in their profession, still found the time to volunteer and contribute to our community. If you did not realise it ?. . they were acting. Peter Cox Nhulunbuy

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WITH the dry season and school holidays upon us and the first vehicles making their way out on the Central Arnhem Road through to the Stuart Highway, it’s encouraging to see at last that civil works for a new crossing over the Goyder is listed as a ‘Future Electoral News Tender Opportunity’ on the by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER Department of Business and Employment’s website. The Australian Government committed to $15 million in 2008 to upgrade three crossings on the Central Arnhem. The Mainorou crossing, 50km south of Bulman, has been completed and the Goyder will be next followed by Donydji Creek. Being on Aboriginal Land Trust requires extensive negotiation with traditional owners, the Northern Land Council and the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority to gain the necessary approval before any works can proceed. With clearances and approvals given to allow submersible bridges to be built at the Goyder River, the next step has been to scope the engineering works in readiness for tender. What the works will also entail is a realignment of around 14km of road given that the new crossing is several kilometres downstream from the current location. When finally completed, we can expect to see this vital transport corridor open for as long as 10 months in the year as opposed to the current six. TRANSPORT and freight costs are often raised with me as matters of concern to people and rightly so. I met last week (not for the first time) with a sea freight operator in Darwin who is very keen to bring services into Nhulunbuy. Having more than one operator is vital in driving competitive pricing and those of us who have lived here for some time will recall the honeymoon period when we enjoyed Gulf Freight Services in the market place before they were bought out by their competitor. ON the subject of boat ramps in last week’s paper I note two significant omissions in a Letter to the Editor. The first is that $250,000 of taxpayer money has gone into the boat ramp at Gove Boat Club and the second is that the boat ramp adjacent to Toll Marine, which NTG has put some $385,000 into, is not under any lease arrangement with Toll who are the leaseholders. Security of tenure is an imperative to see continued investment of taxpayer dollars. That said, I continue to lobby my ministerial colleagues to contribute to the upkeep and insurance costs of the ramp that is utilised by many parties.

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Pool given a makeover AS little discruption to the swimming program at the swimming pool was the result of much planning . The pool reopened after just two weeks of closure which saw some major work carried out. Tiles were replaced and the pool thoroughly cleaned. Gove Aquatic Centre manager Rachel Verdel said putty on the expansion joints was also replaced. “If I was a kid, I’d probably be pulling at it as well because it feels good,” she said. “All the sand was sucked out of the filters and this process alone took two days.” Mrs Verdel said she was not sure but believed this

Rachel Verdel at the GAC with the crane ready to lift in the bags of sand.

to probably be the first time all the sand had been removed and replaced. “The sand we used ensures the great water quality we have here,” she said. “It is a special sand mined in South Australia. “Previously the sand had been taken out and sieved and then replaced. This time it is being replaced with new sand.” She commended the maintenance crew of the Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited. “They made sure there would be as little disruption as possible,” she said. “There were people training for a half iron man event and Keith Weymes from the NCL made sure they could complete their training and also that the High School swimming carnival would go ahead as planned. “The carnival finished at 2pm on Wednesday and by 2.30pm we pulled the plug and the pool was empty by 6pm. All the sand was on hand and work started straight away. It took the sucker truck two days to get all the sand out .” “Keith and his team did an amazing job. They also checked out to see what improvements could be made around the pool in future” The pool reopened last week ready in time for the school holidays and the Territory Day celebrations on Sunday.

ABOVE: Poll gets a thorough cleaning. LEFT: The sucker truck.

Arnhem Land rock art some of the world’s oldest

ABORGINAL rock art found in Arnhem Land last year has been dated at 28,000 years old, prompting new speculation that indigenous communities were among the A sample of the art found in Arnhem Land last year. world’s most advanced. reports shelter named Narwala Gabarnmang, which archaeologists picked up the fragment in is covered on its ceiling and pillars with inaccessible areas in Arnhem Land a year rock art, and only accessible by a 90 minute ago, and recent carbon dating of its charcoal helicopter journey from Katherine. drawing has placed it among some of the Archaeologists were first taken to the site oldest art on the planet. five years ago by its Aboriginal custodians, “One of the things that makes this little the Jawoyn, who wanted to preserve the art fragment of art unique is that it is drawn in and at the same time unlock some of the charcoal . . . which means we could directly secrets of its history. date it,” said Bryce Barker, who found and “We’ve only excavated a tiny fraction of first analysed the granite rock. the site and we expect there will be art older Barker said, given it was one of the than 28,000 years in the site,” Barker said. oldest-known pieces of rock art on earth, it He added that the fragment, which likely showed that Aboriginal people were respon- fell from the rock’s ceiling shortly after it sible for some of the earliest examples. was drawn and therefore preserved in the “And we’re convinced that we’ll find soil, could have been part of a human figure older and the reason is that the site this drawn in action, such as throwing a spear. comes from, we know that Aboriginal Aboriginal rock art is dotted throughout people started using this site 45,000 years the vast nation, much of it undocumented, ago.” and some have speculated that the images The find was made at a massive rock could date back 45,000 years.

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OLYMPICS at N.C.C. OLYMPIC Fever starts to rise in Nhulunbuy London may be a world away but the excitement of the approaching Olympic Games came to Nhulunbuy last week. Nhulunbuy Christian College hosted the inaugural Transition Olympics Mrs Kirsty Stone’s Year 6 students researched


Olympic history and set up seven different Olympic stations, ranging from archery and fencing to ‘horse’ cross country equestrian jumping and rhythmic gymnastics. But, unlike the 2012 Olympics due to start in London on July 27, on this day, every participant received a medal.

Hannah Rika is delighted at her first experience of fencing ‘Transition style’. INSET: Felix Bertschi takes in the finer points of archery thanks to Year 6 students Ziggi Lynch and Reid Aston.

TOP RIGHT: Transition student Ben Pickford carries the Olympic Torch as the Transition class with their Year 6 buddies and teachers join the fun at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. FAR RIGHT: John Dwyer throws himself into his event. RIGHT: Lauren Maag from Transition focuses on the next hurdle during the 2012 Transition Olympics.

ART EXHIBITION at the cell An art Exhibition was held at The Cell on the weekend of June 16-17. The fundraiser for Lynne Walker’s campaign was

ABOVE: Katrina Dwyer, Angela Rogers and Karen Cislowski at the exhibition. BELOW: Sean Smith and Will Stubbs with the winner of the People’s Choice award.


organised by Wendy Troe and featured works owned by memebrs of the community. Will Stubbs, Kade McDonald and Sean Smith curated the exhibition.

ABOVE: Bernice and Peter Cox. LEFT: Stacey Rossiter and Chris Wallace. BELOW: Ric Browne at The Cell.

TOP: Sue Haddock, Kate Smith, Bob Thomson and Jennifer Laverty at the opening night. ABOVE: Spirit Level provided the music. Sue Clarke, Kaz Hill, Jenny Heath and Olivia Hartley LEFT: Bernice Cox, Wendy Troe and Katie Dobson at the opening.

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27 Jun - 3 Jul 2012



Special gestures provoke special memories. Mandaka Maika speaks at the Memorial.


The Galupa family perform.


Her work was included in the 2000 World Expo in Germany and in 2004 was one FLAGS lined the road from the causeway of eight Indigenous artists to participate out to Ski Beach on Sunday, June 17, in the Musee de Quai Branly Project in for the memorial to local internationally Paris. Earlier this year her work was hung acclaimed Indigenous artist and healer in the Australian National University Ms Yunupingu. Hundreds of people attended the and the Museum of Contemporary Art memorial for this outstanding woman in Sydney displays a Retrospective of to acknowledge the work she had done her work. Her immediate family, lead by her throughout her lifetime. She had translated the Bible into Gumatj with three brother, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, leader of the Gumatj people were greeted by other women in 1985. In 2004 she won the National Aborigi- those attending. Many got up to speak about her nal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. untiring work and the effect she had on her community. Elijah Faigaa said that all colours worn by those present were like her life. She displayed an energy of loving and nurturing. Many clans danced and performed in her memory each adding their own condolences. Djawalpi Marika said: “She had a gentle, humble, caring spirit. Her compassionate nature and her philosophies of life were all linked together. “She was a bright light that will continue to shine on us.” Gayili said she had never camped in her life but camped outside the hospital for nine days. A well-choreographed dance at the Memorial. “Everyday I saw something she left

Galarrwuy Yunupingu leads the family in to the Memorial. for me,” she said. “As an artist she is held in the highFrances Morphy from the ANU said est esteem,” she said. “She continued Ms Yunupingu recognised the need for teaching about the Yolngu people. She harmony among people. gathered us all under her stars.” “She knew the importance of sharing MCA’s Rachael Kent said it had been Yolngu values with the world.” a great honour to have Ms Yunupingu’s Buku Larnnggay Mulka Centre exhibition to re-open the MCA. Manager Will Stubbs said: “We don’t “Her works are in all major collecrealise yet how much we will miss her.” tions. When she saw the exhibition at the He said he was grateful to have known MCA she smiled and cried with joy.” her and she had played an important role Material featuring her signature stars in Australian art. with hand painted centres lined the stage Beverly Knight, who had represented and reminded all that whenever stars were her, acknowledged Ms Yunupingu had a seen in the sky “we might go to sleep and way of communicating. enjoy it.” Ms Frances Morphy speaks.

Liz moves on after 14 years IT IS with mixed emotions that Liz Stephenson and her family are moving on after spending 14 years in Gove. Ms Stephenson who has worked at the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Nhulunbuy is moving to Darwin to work in the Tuberculosis unit. Over the years in Gove she has seen the outbreak of Swine Flu (2009) and smaller outbreaks of infectious diseases, “It is a field that has interested me since my student days,” she said. “TB and leprosy have been a particular interest since my early nursing days 22 years ago. “I was encouraged to do a rotation at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases hospital in Melbourne and it opened my eyes and was extremely interesting. Now I can focus on TB.” After qualifying as a nurse Liz spent some time in Nepal where she set up a massage centre which funded a medical clinic she set up. This was in Pokhra and she spent six months there in the early 90s. From there she moved to Thailand where she met her partner, Koon.

Liz Stephenson (centre) with daughter Jazmin and partner Koon. They have two children Jazmin, 15 first as a mum and the she served on and Tommy, 14. the committee. When Jazmin started dancing “In the early days I needed to lessons in Gove Liz became involved work out in the communities every with the Arafura Dance Association, other week so wasn’t able to commit


but since the travel component of my work decreased I have been able to be more involved. Last year she was the president and she has also served as secretary

and on the committee. “I’ve seen it grow and there were a few years where we were struggling for teachers. “It has really stabilized since Rachael Wallis arrived seven years ago and we also have Charlene Cardilini and Melissa Kennedy as teachers as well. “The AA is continuing to grow and I hope some of the students will go on to become teachers. It has been a juggling process as there is no permanent studio for the Association so we have had to utilise whatever space is available. “There are 200 students over a variety of dance disciplines and the Association is growing every year.” Liz was first at Maningrida before coming to Gove . “I am lucky because the job I am moving to will see me coming back to Gove in a support role. “I have made too many friends here not to come back whenever I can.” Joy Pascall will come from Gapuwijak to take on the role at the CDC in Nhulunbuy.

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27 Jun - 3 Jul 2012 – 11




5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Friends At Last” (PG a) 1:30 Legend of Enyo 2:30 Master Raindrop 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 & Away 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - “ A lion breaks loose in Seattle, leaving a couple’s lives and relationship at risk. Lexie is shocked when she overhears Mark’s discussion about moving in with Julia and Teddy begins to take steps towards coming to terms with Henry’s death. 9:30 Desperate Housewives: Lost My Power - With Mike gone, Susan attempts to build a car for MJ’s father-and-son school soapbox derby. Bree’s attorney, Trip, learns of her previous drunken sexual spree and needs her to come clean about it in order to help strengthen her case. 10:30 2012 Wimbeldon 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

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? 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: Fred Gets To Z 6:00 ADbc 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 French Food Safari 8:00 Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: Gothic Feast 9:35 One Born Every Minute USA 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Cathouse: The Musical - The working girls of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada USA strut their stuff in this stage musical special. 11:50 Movie: “King Of The Hill” (MA v) - In Spanish. Someone is shooting unsuspecting drivers from a remote mountaintop in this harrowing wilderness thriller. On his way to patch things up with his ex-girlfriend, Quim meets the beautiful and enigmatic Bea at an isolated petrol station, unaware they will both face a terrible ordeal at the hands of an unscrupulous sniper. 3:00 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 Entertainment Tonight 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: In this final episode of Unlocked the teams reflect on their renovations and prepare for their open for inspections and the all important auction day. 7:00 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos v Cronulla Sharks Wide World Of Sports presents Brisbane Broncos v Cronulla Sharks live from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 9:15 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England First Session - Wide World Of Sports presents Australia v England live from Lords Cricket Ground, England. Join your hosts for the first of five One Day games between the old rivals. 11:30 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England Second Session 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: “Surrender Dorothy” (PG) - A mother endeavours to learn about her daughter after she dies in a car crash, and is surprised by how little she knows 1:30 Legend Of Enyo 2:00 Legend Of Enyo 2:30 Master Raindrop 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 - Join Andrew O’Keefe in the exhilarating game show where contestants play for $200,000. 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight - Matt White reports on the latest news and current social issues. 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 14: Carlton vs Hawthorn - The Hawks have won the last eight matches against the Blues. But Carlton is a different prospect in 2012 and eyeing off a top four spot. Can the Hawks run continue? 10:30 2012 Wimbledon: Day Five - Live coverage of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon. 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 The Virtual Revolution: The Great Levelling? 2:30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Fiji: Island Flavours 6:00 ADbc 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India 8:30 The Story of Wales: A New Beginning 9:35 As It Happened: The Bombing Of Germany: Examines the defining moments of the Allied bombing campaign in Germany during World War Two 10.35 World News Australia 11.10 Movie: “Sound Of The Sea” (MA s,v,l) - In Swedish. Ulises, a new teacher of literature, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. She is loved by a rich businessman but choose Ulises. 12:55 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The Thief” (M s,l,v,) After a series of break-ins in Ystad, three neighbours form their own vigilante group as they aren’t satisfied with the police response. When they catch a Polish man, who appears to be leaving a house they think he has broken into, they beat him up, leaving him for dead. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Natural Wonders Of The World 10:30 Children’s Program 2:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 2:30 Crusoe 3:30 Getaway’s European Tour 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 National News - First At Five 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:10 TBA 9:10 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Exorcist II: The Heretic”(M h,a) - 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. 2:10 The Baron: “Countdown” (PG) - Exciting, danger-laden, unusual exploits...the human dramas of those who buy, sell and steal precious treasures. 3:05 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 Shake It Up 11:30 V8 Xtra 12:00 Australia Smashes Guinness World Records 12:30 Movie: “Hounded” (G) - )” Jay Martin is a 13-year-old who is competing for a scholarship with the headmaster’s son, Ronny. 2:30 Dinner Date 3:30 Outsourced 4:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 14: West Coast vs Gold Coast - The injury-ravaged Eagles have surprised many pundits and are favoured to finish top four. Can Gold Coast cause on of the upsets of the season on the road? 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 14: Sydney vs GWS - The Sydney AFL derby tradition began in earnest Round 1 this year with a Swans victory over a group of talented GWS youngsters. Can the young Giants break through against their cross-town rivals? 10:00 2012 Wimbledon 3:30 House Calls To The Rescue - Johanna Griggs unleashes her new team of experts to rescue home owners from their DIY disasters. 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Lang Lan: Liszt Now 2:05 The Chopin Preludes 3:25 The Woodmans 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: The Name Of Stars 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mission Everest - Follow adventurer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mount Everest. They will be strapped onto flimsy paraglide chutes powered by backpack motors, or paramotors as they are known. First, Gilo must design and build a paramotor that can go a full 3000 metres higher than any other paramotor has gone before. 8:55 One Sunday In Paris - This is the inside story of Cadel Evans’s historic 2011 Tour de France Victory. Featuring exclusive interviews with Cadel, his teammates and rivals, as well as never before seen footage, this documentary provides a fascinating insight into one of the biggest moments in Australian sport. 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Prologue - Liege to Liege Hosted by Michael Tomalaris along with SBS cycling analyst David McKenzie and former world champion cyclist Kate Bates. 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 GIO Schoolboy Cup - Holy Cross cs Erindale College 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Cyber Shack 1:00 Getaway 1:30 2012 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Sunday Football: South Sydney Rabbitoh’s vs Penrith Panthers 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Block: Grand Finale 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 TBA 9:00 Unforgettable: Man In The Woods - The first season concludes with Carrie investigating a murder in Syracuse that is eerily similar to her sister’s death. 10:00 Road To London 10:30 Getaway: A special episode showcasing some of the world’s great adventures. 11:00 Flash Point 12:00 What Would You Do? Using hidden cameras, host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with a dilemma. 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning Americ 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 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed 1:30 Creek To Coast 2:00 Queensland Weekender 2:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 14: Brisbane vs Melbourne 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 8:00 Downton Abbey -It’s 1918, and with the end of the war in sight it looks as though it won’t be too long before life can return to normal at Downton. 9:15 Castle: Always / Home Is Where The Heart Stops - “ In tonight’s not-to-miss season finale thriller, when the murder of an Army veteran puts Beckett on the trail of the man who shot her, Castle must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to keep her safe. 11:15 Serial Killers: Chessboard Killer 12:15 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 1:30 House Calls To The Rescue 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 5:05 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 magazine 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 Nin’s Brother 4:00 No Apologies 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Clash Of The Dinosaurs: The Defenders 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Sharks - In this episode, a team of experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 900kg, 4.5 metre-long great white shark. There they uncovers the shark’s incredible array of senses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. 9.30 Bigger Better Faster Stroner: Vacuum Cleaner - In this new series, James Coleman and Greg Page showcase Kiwi ingenuity as they take everyday household items, look closely at the science involved in their inner workings, then set about re-modelling them to reach their full potential. 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 1 - Leige To Seraing. Hosted by Michael Tomalaris along with SBS cycling analyst David McKenzie and former world champion cyclist Kate Bates. 2:00 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 Race To London 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors: Wooden Boat Festival 1:30 Eggheads 2:00 Football: SANFL - Round 14 Teams TBA 5:00 The Wonder Years: Steady As She Goes 5:25 Miniscule: Mission BBQ 5:30 Walk On The Wild Side 6:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Soft and Crisp 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise - A confession of murder proves problematic for DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller) and the team when a wife admits to killing her husband but the body is nowhere to be found. 8:30 The Body Farm: Final - The body farmers investigate the death of a man at a classic car garage. The owners want the scene cleaned up so they can return to business as usual, but nothing seems usual about this case. 9:30 Hustle 10:30 United States Of Tara: Doin’ Time - Tara learns that she is now able to be aware of what her newest alternate personality, Shoshana, does. 10:55 Whites 11:25 Rage Guest Programmer (MA a,l,d,h,n,s,v.) 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: Around Windsor 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: The National Black Theatre 2:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Spicy and Cool 2:30 Walk On The Wild Side 3:00 Art And Soul: Home and Away 3:55 The Artists Of Ali Curung 4:20 Desert Heart 4:45 Flickerfest 2011 Bee Sting 5:05 Superfish 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass: The 100+ Club 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Sporting Nation 8:30 Wallander: One Step Behind 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell 10:30 Race To London 11:00 Movie: “The Jerk” (M) -A comedy about the misadventures of a terminally stupid man in search of good fortune and romance. 12:30 Order In The House 1.30 Movie: “No Sad Songs For Me” (G) - Moving account of a mother dying of cancer. She conceals the news from her husband and daughter and even encourages the flirtation her husband is enjoying with another woman. 3:00 Rage 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 Rivers And Life 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Antiques Master 2:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs: West Cumbria 6:50 480: NAIDOC 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 Wire In The Blood: Unnatural Vices - A gruesome murderer who is into sadomasochistic sex and eating his victims alive is on the rampage, and only clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill can lead the police to the killer. 1:10 Rudely Interrupted 2:05 Artists At Work: Del Kathryn Barton 2:35 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Extra 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 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 10:00 CSI: NY: The Cost Of Living - While investigating the death of a young archaeologist who may have unearthed the answer to one of New York City’s oldest murder mysteries, the CSIs also discover that anything can be purchased on the internet, even someone else’s life. 11:00 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:00 The Whole Truth: Perfect Witness - Jimmy represents an accused killer from his old neighbourhood. 1:00 Extra 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: “Enid” (PG) 1:30 Legend Of Enyo 2:30 Master Raindrop 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 - Xavier fears being kicked out of the academy, Indi tells Ruby she’s won and she’ll stay away from Romeo and Alf’s concerned about Roo’s plans - or lack of them. 7:00 TBA 8:00 Revenge: Absolution -The impending release of Daniel has everyone on edge as the press grows more and more hostile and the SEC begin their investigation on Grayson Global. 9:00 Body Of Proof: Cold Blooded - When the owner of a family owned and operated Italian restaurant turns up dead in the freezer, Dr. Hunt and the team take a closer look into family matters. Meanwhile, Detective Baker must face her own haunted past. 10:00 2012 Wimbeldon 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 UEFA Euro 2012 Final 7:05 German News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 Global Village: Kallawaya, Son of Lightening 6:00 Tour de France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Driving In Heels - Tonight, Adam and Jamie hit the highway with some fancy footwear. To begin, they examine whether certain types of footwear can seriously impair a person’s ability to drive. Then they check whether driving with a full bladder is as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol 8:30 Man vs Wild: Georgia: Eastern Europe - Exiting out the back of a hovering helicopter by snowmobile, Bear Grylls finds himself in the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains of the Georgian Republic. Bear’s hunt for food turns up a foul-tasting vulture egg, before he uses an old cableway to zip-line across a raging river to makes camp. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 2 - Vise to Tournai 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Meerkat Manor 10:25 Miniscule 10:30 Sleek Geeks 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q & A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Grand Designs 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Time Team: The Massacre In THe Cellar - Hopton Castle 6:50 480 NAIDOC 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Race To London 8:30 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey 9:20 Gordon’s Great Escape: Cambodia - Gordon visits Cambodia. In the jungle he discovers a dessert fit for a restaurant and wades through snake infested rivers hunting for frogs. 10:05 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: July - Jennifer Byrne and team discuss Wayne Macauley’s comic novel, The Cook and Wallace Stegner’s classic, Crossing To Safety. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:40 Four Corners 12:25 Media Watch 12:40 Whale Patrol 1:35 Gordon’s Great Escape: Cambodia 2:30 Football: VFL 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Meerkat Manor 10:25 Miniscule 10:30 Sleek Geeks 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Country House Rescue: Trereife House 6:50 480: NAIDOC 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Myf Warhurst’s Nice: And Arty - Myf looks at the kitsch and popular art of her childhood and questions why she, and many others, are still drawn to it. 8:30 Randling 9:05 Life’s Too Short - During messy divorce negotiations, Warwick asks Ricky and Stephen for personal advice. 9:30 QI: Gravity 10:00 At The Movies 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The Librarians 12:05 Life’s Too Short 12:35 The Dreamers 1:35 Movie: “The Vicious Circle” (PG) 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 14 Port Adelaide vs West Adelaide

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Extra 3:00 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 TBA 7:00 EJ Whitten Legengs Game - A star studded line-up takes to the field for the Annual E.J. Whitten Legends Game. Hosted by James Brayshaw and Gary Lyon with commentary from Billy Brownless, while Tony Jones rides the boundary. 9:30 Survivor: One World 10:30 Kitchen Nightmares USA: Spanish Pavillion 11:30 Eclipse 12:00 Chase: Crazy Love - A fugitive with a dark past who manipulates his teenage girlfriend with promises of freedom and a life filled with romance and adventure flees with his underage victim, destroying anything and anyone that comes in his way. 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “What Makes A Family” (PG) 1:30 Legend of Enyo 2:30 Master Raindrop 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 - Gina is unsure what to do with some new information from Xavier about Jett’s father. 7:00 Once Upon A Time: Desperate Souls 8:00 TBA 9:00 Pictures Of You - This week, comedian and radio personality Akmal Saleh and music icon Judith Durham open up their childhood photo albums and share personal stories from their formative years. 9:45 Air Crash Investigations: Split Decision - On 12 December 1985, a charter flight carrying the 101st Airborne Division on Arrow Air Flight 1285, stalled and crashed just seconds after taking off. 10:45 2012 Wimbledon 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 2:00 Camel Odyssey 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village:Kallaway, Son Of Lightening 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Hightlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Alan Cumming - The childhood of award-winning actor Alan Cumming was spent far from the glamour of Manhattan where he now lives. Growing up in the small town of Aberfeldy, Scotland, Alan knew very little about his family history. 8:30 Too Fast To Be A Woman? The Story Of Caster Semenya - As Caster Semenya achieved her dream of winning the 800 metres World Championship in 2009, rumours of a failed gender test spread. A vicious and voyeuristic media storm erupted and Caster’s triumph was turned into public humiliation. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 3 - Orchies to Boulognesur-Mer. 197 km medium-mountain stage. Hosted by Michael Tomalaris along with SBS cycling analyst David McKenzie and former world champion cyclist Kate Bates. 2:00 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 Extra 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 Mighty Maroons: Join Queensland rugby league legend Wally Lewis for a pre-game special as the Maroons look to make it seven wins in a row. 7:00 State Of Origin: Queensland vs New South Wales Game 3 The Decider: With a feeling that NSW should already have this in the bag, the Maroons are going to make them work for it, but will the home turf advantage see a record seventh straight victory for QLD? 10:00 TBA 10:30 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England - Wide World Of Sports presents Australia v England live from Warwickshire County Cricket Ground. Join your hosts for the second game in a five game series. 1:30 Extra 2:00 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England Second Session

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Knights Of The Southbronx” 1:30 Legend Of Enyo 2:30 Master Raindrop 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 - Brax gives Danny an ultimatum, Gina secretly prevents Jett from finding Richard and Bianca realises Heath’s avoiding her. 7:00 Australia’s Got Talent - After successfully making it this far in the competition, which talented acts will continue to impress judges Brian McFadden, Dannii Minogue, and Kyle Sandilands, and Australia? 8:30 TBA 9:50 How I Met Your Mother: Challenge Accepted - Ted has broken up with Zoey and demolition of the Arcadian is near, but there’s one problem: Ted and Barney are arguing over who should press the button. 10:20 2012 Wimbledon 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5.00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 1:30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 2:00 The Hottest Place On Earth 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Friend Of The N’Dorobo 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Speed Of Life: Hunters Of East Africa - This three-part series uses high speed photography to capture the amazing, lightning fast intricacies of daily life for animals and insects on the planet. Each episode focuses on a different region, and all of the various animals and interconnected ecosystems that call that region home. 8:00 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve: Sri Lanka To Bangladesh - . With its strategic location and tropical spices, Sri Lanka was a target for invaders and colonisers for centuries. Now the Chinese are building a huge new port in the south. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 4 - Abbeville to Rouen. 214km Flat Stage. 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Photo Finish 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Young @ Heart 1:30 Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2011 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs: Lizard Peninsula 6:50 Miniscule: Interior Cobwebs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - When Shaun is discovered murdered on the set, Phryne is called in to solve the case. 8:30 Silent Witness: Paradise Lost Part 2 - Nikki hunts down the original detective on the case, Detective Inspector Gladwyn, and visits the church which killer Arnold Mears attended as a boy. 9:30 Taggart: The Knife Trick - A law professor is stabbed to death in front of 30 trainee police officers. What appears to be an open and shut case develops dangerous depths. 10:15 Lateline 11:00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Bristol - UK comic Michael McIntyre visits iconic UK entertainment venues where he introduces a special guest headline act, plus three burgeoning stand-ups from the UK comedy circuit. 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 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 - In the race to the finish line all four teams are desperate to get an edge over the competition and complete the challenge in time for the special guest judges. 7:30 Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Killer Robot Instability - When Penny’s comment about Wolowitz’s love life sends him into a depressed stupor, his friends lose their most important teammate in an upcoming fighting robot competition. 9:00 The Footy Show 10:45 The AFL Footy Show 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 River Cottage: Spring 6:50 Minuscule: Umbrella and Coconut Trees 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Photo Finish: Wedding - Three amateur photographers battle it out in a challenge to take the best photograph at a wedding. The pictures will be judge by Andrew Gunsberg, curator Anne Loxley and guest judge Tamara Dean. 8:30 Silk 9:30 Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets: Tech master Stephen Fry looks at his favourite 100 gadgets and what difference they have made to his life and he is joined by a troupe of actors, comedians and inventors who name theirs. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Basketball: Women’s International: Australia vs Brazil 1:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:30 Intervention



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27 Jun - 3 Jul 2012


SUDOKU No. 104

Your  Lucky 

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Stars  

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) At times, you may wish that your partner could be a little more flexible. Don’t push them too hard, however! Be patient and they will come around in time. Romance. A surprise visit may help to draw you out of your shell and give you a new energy for life. Be prepared for a pleasant surprise!

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Home life may be a little tedious at the moment: you probably feel that you need a break. However, a pleasant surprise this week will be worth waiting for. Romance. Don’t worry if you have not felt at the top of your game recently. A romantic gesture from a person that you respect will help to boost your confidence.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


You have been unexpectedly successful, but don’t let the recent attention you have been receiving go to your head! It may not be anything you had any control over. Romance. You should be feeling very close to your partner at the moment. Make sure to share a special moment together this week. A helping hand will not go unnoticed.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

Recent changes in your social life will ultimately be for the best, but it may be a while before you can see their positive side. Change is never easy but this will benefit you in long-reaching ways. Romance. Take the first opportunity you can to go out and enjoy yourself. You badly need a chance to relax, unwind and get your mind off things.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

Hard times come to everyone eventually. Some money which you have put aside for a rainy day may have to be used. Don’t be too much of a martyr! Romance. Your intellectual powers will be in good form today. You will be able to express your ideas clearly and logically to other people. Someone you respect may take notice.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


You may be feeling as though you are everybody’s servant at the moment! Don’t let other people make you feel guilty for not helping them. You need to look after your own interests right now. Romance. Provided you feel secure enough, you will be in a very romantic mood. Don’t let fear paralyse you: enjoy yourself!

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You recently borrowed something from a friend, and have forgotten to give it back. Your friend may need this sooner than you think. Try to return it as soon as possible. Romance. A dream about an exotic trip which you once made will cheer you up. Try to remember all the details of the dream. Start to think about how you can recapture that feeling again.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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This will be a great day for you - provided you don’t get into any long discussions. People will try to trap you in your words. Avoid contentious issues if at all possible. Romance. This is not the best time for joint activities. You will enjoy being with your partner, but will need to make your own decisions and to spend some time by yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Your partner may seem to be a little too interested in someone that they have recently met. Don’t get too suspicious: things are more innocent than they appear. Romance. Try to get advice from a trusted source on your relationship. You need to see this situation from a different perspective.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

Recent events may have taken their toll. You need the chance to unwind, and should not feel guilty about taking it easy for a while. Now may be the ideal time for a holiday “away from it all.” Romance. Do something special to help your partner this week. They have been very considerate recently.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.

– Pete Seeger


The Moon/Mars Midpoint now in your sign will give you a burst of energy, just when you need it. You will need it to complete a project which is very important to you. Romance. You will be a little under the weather at the moment, and will not be in the mood for going out. Use this time to reflect on recent events.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A word of advice will help you, so long as you are prepared to follow it to the letter. Don’t be afraid to trust to your friend’s judgement. Romance. Someone that you have been fantasising about recently will be much less interesting in real life. Don’t lose sight of what is right in front of you!

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9AM – 2PM, Gove Aquatic Centre

 Lots of fun for the whole family  Stalls  Activities including water slide and bouncy castles Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

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

Bob, Greg and family invite friends to an Afternoon Honouring the Memory of a very special person.

To be held at East Woody Beach, Sunday, July 8 at 4pm. Refreshments afterwards at Gove Surf Club, 5-8pm.

Counselling Hypnotherapy Acupuncture Rebates from Medicare on presentation of receipt Dr Chrystelle Anthony Mobile 0499 589 067

PROPERTY FOR SALE tully heads fnq. 3br 2ba house on 2ac. 20 km to Tully. 1km to beach. 50 fruit trees. 3 sheds. Tractor. 300m tavern and c/van park/shop. $479,000. View photos at OWNER.COM.AU PROPERTY 37773. Contact owner John on mobile 0407 171 413.

Getting electrical work done?

IS YOUR ELECTRICIAN LICENSED? Find out by contacting the NT Electrical Licensing Board: web: email: ph: 8936 4079 NT Electrical Workers and Contractors Licensing Board

KARARA MINING Karara Mining is the first major operation in the Mid West, WA’s most exciting new iron ore region. Our team enjoy the variety, learning opportunities and sense of achievement in creating a new operation and building a new mining province of Western Australia. Together we are building a better tomorrow: Our People. Our Families. Our Community. Our Shareholders. Our Future. The opportunities We are looking for innovative and technically capable professionals to be part of this future. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a resources company that will grow significantly in the next year and with a mine life in excess of 30 years. KML are currently seeking the following people with relevant experience to join us on FIFO roster from Perth or Geraldton: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Resource Geologist Senior Mine Geologist Supervisor- Mechanical Maintenance Laboratory Technicians Ore Quality Technicians Senior Metallurgists Senior Mechanical Engineer Control Systems Engineer Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians Mechanical Maintenance Fitters Maintenance Lube Technicians Process Operators

Karara careers and lifestyle Flying to the Karara site is only one hour from Perth, 30 minutes from Geraldton. This means more time at home, less time travelling and a more temperate climate. Our accommodation villages are brand new and offer high quality facilities including; 3G mobile coverage, internet accessibility, swimming pool, mini golf, tennis, cricket, gym and volleyball. To learn more about these opportunities with Karara Mining Limited and to apply please visit our website


This single-storey, modern block home is situated in a private location, backing on to parkland. Features 3 bedrooms with built-in robes, airconditioning and fans throughout, bathroom with shower alcove, separate bath and vanity. Separate WC. Spacious kitchen with overhead and under bench storage, pantry, double sink, dishwasher space, breakfast-bar, electric stove with range hood. • Spacious open plan dining and living area • High ceilings • Large internal laundry • Large bathroom • Ceramic tiling (bedrooms carpeting) • Carport • Security screens on entry doors • Established lawns and gardens • Fully-fenced back and front gardens • Large outdoor patio with fans • Large garden shed with shelving • Land size 815 sq.m Inspection by appointment only CONTACT: Mob 0467 543 283 • Ph 08 8987 2940

MATERIALS HANDLING OFFICERS (MHO) Toll Marine Logistics are seeking experienced casual MHO’s to provide efficient cargo handling services to our domestic and international customers based at our Gove Terminal. Duties include: • Cargo sorting and stowage • Stevedoring • Forklift operation • Releasing of cargo and customer service • Interim receipt completion and administrative duties To be successful you must possess: • Sound knowledge of logistic practices • Excellent customer service skills • Current NT Drivers License • Current Forklift License • HR License is desirable not essential • Proven commitment to Occupational Health and Safety If you are ready to join the Toll Marine Logistics team please submit your application to Lee-Anne Tawhi, Acting Administration Supervisor, contact details are as follows: E: P: 08 8987 1482 • F: 08 8987 1968 Applications close COB 29.06.12.

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27 Jun - 3 Jul 2012

CLASSIFIEDS Aaron and Hayley are pleased to announce the safe arrival of another beautiful baby boy Archer Parry Palazzi, born at Gove Hospital on 08/06/12. A little brother for Quinn and Oscar! Thanks to our family and friends for their love and support. Also, our sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Judy, Dr. Dan, Theatre Staff and the Midwives & Staff of Ward 2.

Trades & Services

PH: 1300 0880 00 • FAX: 1300 787 248 • EMAIL: Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

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

TENDER Nhulunbuy Corporation Ltd is seeking a tender for the following works:

CT 10/12 Cleaning Contract: Gove Airport Buildings and NCL Offices Tender documents may be obtained from the Corporation office during normal office times (8am – 4.30pm). Tenders should be sealed and addressed to the Town Administrator, PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881. Tenders close at the above address at 2pm on Friday, July 20, 2012.



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

Due in Monday 02/07/12 Freight available for collection after 1pm on Tuesday.

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



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

Closing 11 Jul 2012

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T11-1129 - East Arnhem Region - Milingimbi - Lot 00037 Madamungun Road - Construction of New Health Centre. Island Eco Retreat t Accommoation t Gourmet Food Fishing Tours

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MISCELLANEOUS Closing 11 Jul 2012 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. SUPPLY AND DELIVERY Closing 11 Jul 2012 D12-0224 - Darwin, Katherine and East Arnhem Regions Rental, Supply and Delivery of Oxygen Concentrators, Medical Oxygen and Therapy Kits for a Period of 36 Months - Inspection on 14/06/2012 at 10:00.

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Help us in improving the lives of Australians

Client Services Coordinator Full Time: 38hrs/wk Applications close: 11th July, 2012 Location: Resource Centre, Yirrkala

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

An opportunity exists for a motivated, highly organised and experienced administrative assistant to join our Health Team!

Project Officer (Ongoing)

The purpose of this role is to provide high quality administrative assistance in an efficient, supportive, cooperative and culturally appropriate manner. All administrative functions of the health office are used to promote the delivery of quality health and support services to our Homelands members.

Nhulunbuy Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) NT State Office, Nhulunbuy APS5 $67,828 - $73,021 Based in the Nhulunbuy Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) the primary responsibilities of an Agreement Manager, working with Indigenous Communities and groups, are to: manage funding agreements and projects; analyse performance and financial reports; provide information and assistance to funded services; maintain networks with key stakeholders; analyse data; and prepare correspondence.

In addition, the successful applicant will be required to train and support the professional development of all Yolŋu employees working in an administrative role within the Health Department.

Contact Officer Name: Cathy David Phone: (08) 8968 8415

All applicants will need to obtain an application package and address the selection criteria pertaining to this role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday 8th July 2012 at 11.30pm AEST

Packages and further information may be obtained from Kathryn Bellinger, by contacting her on: Phone: (08) 8939 1804 Email:

How to apply For further information visit “Careers in FaHCSIA” at or contact Recruitment on (02) 6146 8068. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability. One APS Career...

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Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Lesley Tankard P: 8987 2136 A/H.

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

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577 Australian Breastfeeding Association Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E:

Gove Peninsula 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 Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E:

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

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha P: 0437 141 291 Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

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 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

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

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

Time 0112 0741 1354 2012


Ht 2.62 0.54 2.56 0.87

Thu 28

Fri 29

Time 0203 0827 1438 2107

Time 0303 0919 1530 2209

Ht 2.49 0.66 2.59 0.80

Sat 30 Ht 2.33 0.81 2.61 0.71

Time 0421 1018 1629 2317

Ht 2.22 0.98 2.63 0.59

Sun 01

Mon 02

Tue 03

Time 0557 1124 1735

Time 0026 0722 1240 1843

Time 0136 0829 1406 1949

Ht 2.20 1.13 2.67

Ht 0.46 2.28 1.22 2.74

27 Jun - 3 Jul 2012

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553 Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: Noon to 2.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.



W/E June 17 W/E June 17 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


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

Monday 11/06







Tuesday 12/06







Wednesday 13/06







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 14/065







Friday 15/06







Saturday 16/06













41674 10967 34400




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

Sunday 17/06 TOTAL

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

Ht 0.33 2.40 1.22 2.83

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

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

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 27

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

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

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

Church services

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

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

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 18 28.1 0 NIL Tuesday 19 27.4 21.5 NIL Wednesday 20 27.5 19.3 TCE Thursday 21 27.8 19.6 TCE Friday 22 27.6 17.5 NIL Saturday 23 26.4 19.6 NIL Sunday 24 24.1 20.5 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 3.0 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, June 18 to Sunday, June 24

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1017.2 hPa on Sunday Min: 1012.1 hPa on Thursday Averages for the month of June Max temp: 28.4 Min temp: 21.3 Rainfall: 32.3 mm


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Administration Assistant (25 hours per week) An exciting opportunity exists for a fun, energetic person to join our team of dedicated childcare professionals at Nhulunbuy Community Childcare Centre. Essential requirements: • Previous administration experience • High level of competency in MYOB • Ability to learn numerous computer packages for accurate child care record keeping • Ability to work as a team member to liaise with parents and staff • Ability to obtain NT Police Clearance – Ochre Card For further information, please contact Anne-Marie Bojar or Tiffany Snowdon on 08 8987 3311. All applications must be mailed or emailed to: Attention: The Committee Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. PO Box 1321 NHULUNBUY NT 0881 Applications close Friday, July 6, 2012

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Giovenco is a group of specialised multi-disciplined industrial services. We are seeking an experienced Site Administration Assistant for our site at Gove NT for a 5 month contract with an opportunity to extend. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate solid administration experience and must live local. Duties include: • Processing of daily timesheets • Checking of payroll reports • Processing payroll queries from site staff • Ordering stock and uniforms for staff • Track & receipt goods & services • Process job invoices • Processing of staff travel requests for flights & accommodation • Provide high level admin support to Project Manager and supervisors as required It is also essential that you demonstrate a safety conscious attitude. Competitive wages offered for the right person with appropriate experience. Please note that all Giovenco employees are subject to regular random drug & alcohol testing. To apply for this position please email your resume to

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THANK YOU My sincere thanks and appreciation to those who contributed in ways big and small, to this wonderful celebration of the visual arts which was the platform for my campaign launch for the August 2012 NT Election. Special thanks to those dear friends who had a hand in coordinating or supporting · Promotion and advertising · Food and beverage catering · Preparation and close out of venue · Musical entertainment · Contribution of pieces and curating of the exhibition Thanks to all who attended and bouquets and bravo to the very talented Wendy Troe for developing the concept and coordinating the event. Lynne Walker MLA, Member for Nhulunbuy

Territory Day Fireworks The following conditions apply to the purchase and use of fireworks for Territory Day 2012. • Fireworks can only be purchased and used on Sunday 1 July 2012. • Fireworks can only be purchased between 9.00am to 9.00pm. • Fireworks can only be used between 6.00pm to 11.00pm. The above information was published in the Government Gazette (No. G23) on Wednesday 6 June 2012. Changes to legislation regarding fireworks have made the following actions an offence under the Dangerous Goods Act. • Selling fireworks to a person under 18 years of age. • Selling fireworks to an intoxicated person. • Using a firework in a way likely to damage property or injure a person or animal. • Possessing fireworks outside of Territory Day (1 July). To report the reworks, contact e illegal sale of fi fireworks, contact NT NT WorkSafe on on 1800 1800 019 115.

New houses in your community New houses will be built and other houses will be xed up. Territory Housing is responsible for deciding who lives in the new houses. If you want to live in a new house you will need to ll out an application. Territory Housing will: • assess applications based on need • take advice from the community about social and cultural matters • consider if the person can look after the house and pay rent Priority will be given to people: living in the most overcrowded conditions

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11 teams compete in NT Under 12 football titles THE School Sport NT Under 12 Football Championships were held in Nhulunbuy from June 12 to 15, producing a very high standard of football. Held on Hindle 11 teams competed from all over the Northern Territory. School sports coordinator for the Arnhem Cluster Ian Darlington said 122 students were billeted with families from Nhulunbuy. “This was a marvelous effort from the local community, “ Mr Darlington said. “Arnhem School Sport would like to thank all families and local businesses who supported this event. ABOV E: The two teams from East Arnhem. “The football played over the four days was of a very high BELOW: Good sportsmandship was displayed at the standard with the two Arnhem teams more than holding their competition. own against more experienced players from Darwin and Alice Springs. “The two Arnhem teams were rewarded for their efforts by being chosen by the coaches as the most- improved teams over the four days and also for the sportsmanship that they displayed to others.” Pool Messi winners were PARCS (Palmerston) and Pool Ronaldo winners were Rivers (Katherine). The NT U12 squad was chosen over the course of the championship and they will go on to play at the national competition representing the Territory.

ABOVE: The Arnhem Crusaders - players from Gapuwiyak and Yirrkala. BELOW: The NT Representative squad.

Successful Auskick season comes to an end By MELISSA FOGGIN ANOTHER season of Auskick has come to a close and what a season we had. With record numbers of volunteers and a new home on the Nhulunbuy Primary School oval, the season kicked off to a flying start. During the nine weeks we were fortunate enough to have some very special visitors. They included some NT Thunder players who the kids (and many parents) idolised. Thanks to Gove Operations Pacific Aluminium for making their trip to Nhulunbuy possible. We then had Dipper and Shane Crawford take Auskick for us and what a fantastic visit that was, No one wanted to go home and we had record numbers of mums down at the oval to get a glimpse of Shane, who is the new NAB Auskick Ambassador. Each week saw the kids develop their skills, improve their game and most of all have fun. This would not be possible without the assistance of many. I would like to personally thank all the participants - without you kids, Auskick would not exist, and to the parents who bring the kids down, support and encourage them, thank you. To the volunteers and coaches, the kids and I thank you so very, very much, without you there each week to coach them, where

would we be? ABOVE LEFT: Favourite team jumpers were worn by some Auskick players. ABOVE RIGHT: Auskick season ends. I have been fortunate enough to have been BELOW: Bibs remind the youngsters what position they are playing. involved with the Auskick program for three years running and each year the program gets better and better. By the end of this season the improvement in all the kids was amazing and boy do we have some ripper talent out there - boys and girls. To end the season we put on a sausage sizzle, with the fantastic barbecue trailer being supplied by YBE - thank you very much - would love to have one of these for every camping trip. See you next year for Auskick 2013. Enjoy the rest of the AFL season and I look forward to seeing who is going to be in the Grand Final.

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ROUND 13 RESULTS (Home team listed first) Swans 12.8.80



















GWS Giants 9.3.57 Crows 13.11.89













Name KAFFIR Jeremy 4X ronnie Baz Daniel Gibson crackers Tamara Ryan Cathy Forbes renae forbes Andres Hoffman

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Total Score Total Margin 83 259 82 288 81 306 81 323 80 257 80 272 79 252 77 244 77 284 77 322

DRAW ROUND 14 (June 29 – July 1, home team first)

AFL LADDER AFTER ROUND 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Magpies Swans Bombers Eagles Crows Hawks Cats Saints Carlton

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


Tigers Kangaroos Dockers Lions Bulldogs Power Demons GWS Giants Suns

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Carlton Magpies Crows Eagles Bombers Swans Cats Lions Saints

Hawks Dockers Tigers Suns Bulldogs GWS Giants Power Demons Kangaroos

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Biggest field of visitors in Amateur Golf Open Story and photos By ESTHER RIKA THE annual 54 Hole Airnorth Gove Gulf Amateur Open was held over three days from June 9 -11, attracting players from around the Northern Territory, inter-state and even one overseas visitor. A field of 90 players, 18 women and 72 men, including four juniors enjoyed the challenges of playing on the

ABOVE: Open winner Elizabeth Pickett. BELOW: Al Fanning with Alex Brennan - Gross Winner.

Gove Country Golf Club course. This year’s competition included the largest field of 35 visitors. NT visitors included members from the Darwin GC, Palmerston GC, Humpty Doo GC, Mandurah GC and Alyangula GC. Queensland visitors came from Paradise Palms GC, Atherton GC, Mareeba GC and the Gatton Jubilee GC. Former GCGC member Glennys Cummings returned to her old stomping ground and played representing the Port Macquarie GC in NSW. One overseas visitor, Brian Neenan, travelled all the way from the Philippines. The Mt Lofty GC and Port Lincoln GC members represented South Australia. Western Australian players from the Waroona GC and Halls Head LEFT: Errol Boyd, Dave Cameron and Gary Thompson. GC appreciated the great hospitality of Gove. This year’s Open winner, Liz Pickett outplayed the RIGHT : Bob Small, Glennys Cummings and Owen Grills. field on a nett score of 213 and gladly accepted the prized trophy from last year’s winner Julie Strauss. Darryl Manderson provided great pressure with a nett win of 214, followed by Alex Brennan with a gross win of 231. Zac Hughes, from Palmerston GC, enjoyed playing in Gove for the first time and won the junior boys gross of 271, with Daniel Oliveira taking out the junior nett of 221 Ten-year-old, Katelyn Rika came fifth in the Ladies’ competition with a nett score of 236. Throughout the competition many daily prizes were Gavin Roos and Al awarded for feats that were truly well deserved. Thank Fanning (3rd from left) you to all the junior golf parents who manned the halfway with Mareeba players house and provided a great sausage sizzle for players on Paul O’Shea, Darrin the course. Hastie and Michael The course this year was spectacular and all playFrance. ers have appreciated the many volunteer hours that Owen Grills and his team have done, in getting the course ready for the Open working without a greenkeeper for most of the year. Club Captain Al Fanning said: “Thank you to all who visited and a big thank you to all the sponsors - Airnorth, The East Arnhem Sports Awards are being Sportingbet, Gove Rental, Pump Technology, Big Carpentry, held in October and each month finalists will Lynne Walker MLA, Auslec Juniors Katelyn Rika, Zac Hughes (Palmerston) be selected from weekly nominations. and Hayden Chrzanowski teamed up on Day 3. Gove and LJ Hooker.”

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Arnhem Gun Club convincing winners at N.T. titles ARNHEM Gun Club has won Club teams event at the 2012 Northern Territory Clay Target championships over the Queen’s birthday long weekend, quite convincingly beating teams from Alice Springs and Darwin. Six Arnhem Gun Club members competed in the titles, where, due to the lower number of competitors in the NT, the event combines both the Skeet and Trap disciplines which are held separately in the other states. Although the competition is individual based, it is used to select the team to represent the NT at the next

year’s National championships. There is also the Club teams event incorporated into the proceedings. Individual members of the team achieved some good results and personal bests during the competition as well. Tom Niven started off well winning the State Skeet Championship with a personal best, 50 out of 50. The next event on the program was the State Skeet Doubles Championship which was won by Ray Niven, giving Arnhem claim to both of the skeet titles. The first event in the Trap compe-

Members in the photo from left to right are Tom Niven, Paul Drennan, Shane Guiney, Ray Niven, Steve Walker and Phillip Trudgen.

tition was the State Double-BarrelL Championship. Shot over 60 targets, there were 10 shooters who got all of their targets and had to shoot off against each other for placings. Ray Niven missed a target early to drop out of the shoot off which was ultimately won by South Australian shooter Bronte Evans. The next event was the State Single-Barrell Championship that was won by Darwin shooter Pat Coogan. Steve Walker was placed second in AA grade and Phillip Trudgen was placed second in C grade bringing home more medals for Arnhem. Arnhem member Paul Drennan took out first in AA grade in the State Double-Rise championship while Shane Guiney shot a personal best to get himself in a shoot off for second in A grade which he unfortunately lost to place third. Shane was regraded from B grade to A grade during the weekend’s competition and has been rapidly improving since he attended the Na-

tional championships earlier this year where he placed second in C grade in the National Single-Barrell championship. Arnhem Gun Club will once again have members representing the NT at the National championships next year with Ray Niven qualifying for the Skeet team and Paul Drennan and Steve Walker qualifying for the Trap team. The five member Open Trap team that represented the NT at the 2012 National championships contained three Arnhem members being Paul Drennan, Rob Yeo and Ray Niven. The team was placed equal second out of the seven teams. The next major event for most of the club members will be the two day Club championships in August. While this event will only be open to experienced club members anyone who wants to have a look or a go at clay target shooting is most welcome at our normal monthly shoots which are on the second Sunday of each month starting at 10am.

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