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Teens forfeit alcohol permits By MARJO HALLOWELL

THE number of alcohol permit holders, who are abusing their right to purchase alcohol by supplying their under-age friends, is becoming a major concern to local authorities. As teenagers turn 18 they are eligible to apply for the permits. Unfortunately, authorities say, some then abuse the privilege and buy and supply alcohol for their under-age friends or for people without permits. Officer-in-charge of Nhulunbuy Police Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said he was hoping parents would talk to their children about the responsibilities that go along with holding a permit. “These young people should be made aware of the problems associated with alcohol abuse, such as the increased rates of domestic violence and anti-social behaviour,” he said. “They should also be aware that, in the Gove area, it is an criminal offense to supply alcohol to non-permit holders and, as such. they risk getting a criminal record if they appear before the Court. “Police take this very seriously and work in conjunction with the Justice Department who issue the permits.” Two teenagers, who had their permits only for a short time, forfeited their permits last week. These are additional to a female who lost her permit in March after having had it for just over a week. “Parents of underage teenagers should also be aware that their children may be gaining access to alcohol from their friends who have already turned 18,” Snr Sgt Muldoon added. Managing Director of the Arnhem Club, Nigel Baker said only financial members of the club can purchase from the bottle shop and you have to be 18 to become a member. “The till will not operate until a current membership card has been swiped through its reader,” he said. “We always ask for ID and proof of age for new members. Then there is the alcohol-permit management system which is used for every transaction in the bottle shop. “Without a valid permit, you cannot purchase takeaway alcohol.” Manager of the Walkabout Tavern Tony Weldon said under-age drinking is a problem nation-wide and is not restricted to Gove. “We are aware it is not just U18s who try to buy alcohol for teenagers,” he said. “Everyone up here does need a permit to buy alcohol, but we have to be forever vigilant. “And, if we even suspect someone is buying for under-age teenagers or people who do not hold a permit, we are expected to refuse service and report the matter so that the Department of Justice can then investigate.”

The Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club patrols Town Beach every Sunday during the Dry and the Nippers take advantage of the training sessions provided. These Nippers were competing in the beach flags on Sunday.

Indon. fishing vessel seized off Gove AN Indonesian fishing vessel, carrying seven crew and suspected of illegal fishing, has been apprehended north-west of Gove. Customs and Border Protection officers, onboard ACV Corio Bay and operating and in cooperation with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), apprehended the vessel last Thursday. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection said the vessel was apprehended about 90 nautical miles inside the Australian Fishing Zone, with seven people on board. AFMA had two officers on board ACV Corio Bay. Border Protection Command escorted the foreign fishing vessel

Temporary detention centre in Gove. to Gove where the seven people on- facility in Darwin. board were handed over to AFMA Six were relocated to Darwin who will investigate any breaches on Sunday after being cleared and of the Fisheries legislation. one is still in Gove waiting for test They arrived at Gove on Saturday results. where they were detained until they The vessel was found at anchor completed medical screening before with a long-line deployed. A quanbeing relocated to the detention tity of shark was released.

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LOCAL Nhulunbuy shops would have noticed the sale of tea towels spiked this week, coinciding with celebrations of Book Week around the country. The challenging theme of Bible Character dress up day at Nhulunbuy Christian College produced a student body ditching their new uniform for some creative robes, including a number of Moses, Queen of Shebas, a couple of Noahs complete with an Ark, a Lion and one Eve (thankfully, a modest one) While the annual character dress-up day is a lot of fun, it also confirms the idea that books can transport the reader to different times and places. Book Week is the longest-running children’s festival in Australia, celebrating 67 years this year. It’s an opportunity for libraries to showcase Children’s Book Council of Australia short-listed books and organise activities focusing on books and reading. ‘Stories Under the Stars’ was again a highlight at Nhulunbuy Christian College with fairylights, campfires,


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Lynne Walker returned for second term 55.1% of vote despite 5% swing

By MARJO HALLOWELL AS the reign of Government in the Northern Territory changed from Labor to the Country Liberal Party on Saturday, Lynne Walker held on firmly to retain the seat of Nhulunbuy with a healthy majority despite a swing of five per cent. Just six votes separated the other two candidates in Saturday’s Territory election, however Labor’s Mrs Walker was a clear winner from the earliest of counting. Independent Kendall Trudgen was just six votes behind CLP candidate Allen Fanning although final figures will not be known until Friday after all the postal votes are counted. Their combined figures - Trudgen 581 (22.3%) and Fanning 587 (22.6%) - still fell short of the 1435 (55.1%) received by Mrs Walker who, therefore, won with an absolute majority and no need for the allocation of preferences. There were 120 informal

votes (4.4%). There was a swing of 19 per cent against Mrs Walker on the primary vote, while there was a swing of 3.3 per cent against Mr Fanning. Therefore, the entire 22.3 per cent swing went to Mr Trudgen. On a two-party preferred basis, Mrs Walker received 1800 votes (69.2%), almost 1000 ahead of of Mr Fanning on 803 (30.8%). This represented a five per cent swing against Mrs Walker in the final analysis. Voting on Saturday was at Galuwinbku, Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy and earlier in the week mobile booths had been set up throughout the Homelands. Mr Trudgen clearly dominated in Galuwin’ku and scored well with the indigenous voters at the mobile booths. Regional coordinator with the NT Electoral Commission Laurie Jaensch was in Nhulunbuy for two weeks before the election allowing early voting. “Figures for those voting early were up by about 100 on

last year, with many stating shift work or camping as reasons for utilising the service,” he said. “Counting at Galuwin’ku and Yirrkala was completed by about 7pm on Saturday and in Nhulunbuy by about 8pm.” Updates were sent to the tally room which were updated on line every minute. All the material will now be sent to Darwin for doublechecking and will not be finalised until Friday. Mrs Walker acknowledged the backlash in the bush based around John Howard’s 2007 NT Emergency Response and the widely held perception that Jenny Macklin’s Stronger Futures Legislation sees its continuation. “I have never taken anyone’s vote for granted and am humble enough to have never assumed this is a safe seat,” she said. “Though seated on the Opposition benches, I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the Nhulunbuy electorate and to represent the best interests of

the constituency in the same way I have in the past four years; with hard work and a determination to do the right thing.” A swing of five per cent to the CLP was not enough for change and Allen Fanning said he was disappointed the people of Nhulunbuy didn’t want to go with the change promised by the CLP. “It is time for a change in Government and the bush seats have more than recognised that need,” he said. Mr Trudgen congratulated Lynne Walker and the Labor faithful for retaining the seat of Nhulunbuy. “Thank you to those who have supported my campaign and who voted for me on the day. “I know our base feels happy that we provided a solid alternative and that we succeeded in raising the level of political accountability for the electorate. “I now return to my work in Galiwinku, and look forward to spending more time with my family,” he said.

Numbers for seat of Nhulunbuy GALIWINKU: Walker 159, Fanning 20, Trudgen 251, NHULUNBUY: Walker 667, Fanning 304, Trudgen 108, YiIRRKALA: Walker 163, Fanning 76, Trudgen 85, MOBILE 13: Walker 200, Fanning 58, Trudgen 79, MOBILE 14: Walker 1, Fanning 1, Trudgen 27, NhulunbuyEV: Walker 211, Fanning 107, Trudgen 19, POSTAL: Walker 34, Fanning 21, Trudgen 12, TOTAL: 1435 (55.1%), 587 (22.6%), 581 (22.3%), Number enrolled: 4719 Total ballot papers returned: 2723 2012 turnout: 57.7% 2008 final turnout 59.8% Ballot papers counted: 2603 (95.6%)

informal 33, informal 24, informal 19, informal 39, informal 1, informal 4,

Total 463 Total 1103 Total 343 Total 376 Total 30 Total 341 Total 67 120 (4.4%), 2723 (100%)

In her 70s, Traudell votes for first time A long-term Nhulunbuy resident in her 70s has voted for the first time in her life. Traudell Dursteler, who has lived in Gove for 35 years, took the plunge on Saturday to make her vote count in the Northern Territory election. The German-born Ms

Dursteler was never able to vote in her homeland and needed to maintain her German nationality so that she could continue to easily visit her children in Berlin. When she first arrived in Gove she fell in love with the place and has lived here ever since.

She still regularly visits her family in Berlin, but her heart is in Gove. Becoming an Australian citizen in 2008 this is the first opportunity she has had to cast her vote. “I am a virgin voter; there is always something you can do for the first time,” she said.

Returned for a second term, Labor’s Lynne Walker casts her vote on Saturday, but will now sit on the Opposition benches.

Change of Gov’t for the Territory By MARJO HALLOWELL

INDIGENOUS voters have voiced their discontent with the Labor Government by electing the CLP to power in the Northern Territory. The CLP has 14 of the possible 25 seats. Terry Mills (pictured), Leader of the CLP and Chief Minister-elect, said: “Traditional people have not been given proper respect.” “The Indigenous population showed they were fed up with Labor and its policies and saw the CLP as a viable alternative. “They have reacted to the federal Stronger Futures legislation, passed in June, which extends key aspects of the Howard government intervention across Northern Territory communities. It also strengthens welfare punishments for parents who repeatedly fail to send their children to school.” Another factor in Labor’s demise is the local government reforms and the replacement of the old community government council model with Shires. Labor senator for the Territory Trish Crossin, said: “I think you will find that for the first time in this nation’s history, in any state or territory, the outcome has been decided by people in the bush, indigenous people.” Labor has held onto urban seats but two Ministers in the Henderson Government lost their seats, Malarndirri McCarthy and Rob Knight. More than half the 230,000 population of the Territory live in Darwin where Labor remained firm. Seven years ago they held 19 of the 25 seats so voters have voiced more than minor discontent. About a third of the Territory population are Indigenous compared to just three per cent nation-wide.

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A day of Biblical proportions From Page 2 >> This year’s special guest reader was Lynne Walker, MLA. “I love seeing the kids faces just absorbed and engaged in the unfolding stories. “As a high school English teacher I frequently read to my students - for some it was the only way they could navigate an entire novel and such a joyous affair to see kids enjoying the ‘spoken book’,” Mrs Walker said. NCC library becomes a hive of activity during Book Week said Mrs van Dam with the jam jar decorating competition, mystery object photo hunt and colouring competitions. “I’m hoping that our students will

come to see school and community libraries as enjoyable and accessible places,” she said. “If there is one thing I’d love to share with our students, it’s that reading can bring a lifetime of pleasure. You can take books with you anywhere and read them anytime making them a wonderful pastime. “As parents we can reinforce the message to our children every time we go out, whether it’s to the beach, on a plane trip or on a camping adventure - take a book.” 2012 is also the National Year of Reading.A variety of state and national competitions have been run throughout the year including the “Are We There Yet?” writing and drawing competition. NCC had two winners - Olivia Marchesi and Darcy Terpstra. NCC recently began the successful Drop Everything and Read program from Years 5 to 9. As part of the curriculum and complementing the introNhulunbuy Bus & Airport Shuttle duction of iPads, students • Airport transfers • Coach and bus and teachers read for 20 charters • Social, sport clubs, schools minutes three times a week - promoting reading Fax 8987 2346 •12 Miller Close Industrial Estate and improving literacy • PO Box 1504, Nhulunbuy, NT, 0881 and communication.

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ABOVE: Working on the slab for the new club house. RIGHT: Ready for the construction of the building. SINCE the fire at the Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club (GPSLSC) earlier this year, the members have rallied to ensure their services to the public remained unchanged. They have managed to do this and are now well on the way to seeing their new clubhouse become a reality. The slabs have been poured and physical changes can be seen week after week. Club president Greg Whelan said work is progressing very well on the surf club building. “The whole slab has now been poured and Kowhai Constructions are getting ready for the building construction,” Mr Whelan said. “At this rate we would hope to be finished by the end of September.” This work is on top of the creation of additional

outdoor space with the new locally acquired outdoor seating and a freshen up of the bar area. The lack of the building has not stopped the regular Friday night barbecues which are always popular. Each Sunday morning the GPSLSC opens Town Beach during the dry season provided there are no stingers or crocodiles around. They also have a very active Nipper program and are always training their members.

Midges biting around full moon TOP Enders and visitors to the NT are being advised to take precautions against a seasonal rise in mangrove biting midges three days before and after the full moon on Friday, August 31. “Residents and visitors should avoid areas where midges breed or are active, especially during the hour on either side of sunrise and sunset from August 28 to September 3,” Director of Medical Entomology Peter Whelan said. He warned that the highest number of mangrove biting midges occur between August and December around the full moon, although midges are also active around the new moon at lesser levels, and at reduced levels throughout the year. “Biting midges are likely to be an appreciable pest problem all around the NT coast within 1.5 kilometres of the extensive areas of coastal mangroves where their major breeding sites exist,” he said. “People near coastal areas around the NT especially newcomers and young children, need to take extra precautions against being bitten, as the saliva that midges inject when they bite contains chemicals that can cause pain, swelling and local reactions,” he said. Mr Whelan said the one way to avoid being bitten is to cover

up with long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, socks and shoes and to apply DEET or picaridin-based repellents. “Insecticide coils can offer some protection in sheltered areas. Mosquito lanterns can offer very good protection for small localised areas. “Insecticide barrier applications of bifenthrin to low screening plants, leaf litter and grass around houses can offer excellent protection for larger areas around residences and recreation areas. “Do it yourself two-litre sprayer

kits of bifenthrin are available in most supermarkets and good barrier sprays can offer up to six weeks protection from both midges and mosquitoes,” he said. “The area bitten can be extremely itchy. People should avoid scratching the bites and reactions because this can easily break the skin, introducing bacterial infections that can lead to unsightly sores. “Soothing lotions may provide relief and ice packs can be applied to the site of stronger bite reactions, but a severe reaction may require medical advice.”


Help to clean up the Top End IT’S almost time for the Great Northern Clean Up and Clean Up Australia wants Gove residents to join the team and help clean up the Top End on September 14-16. In 2011, more than 6200 volunteers across 156 sites removed an estimated 340 tonnes of rubbish. Territorians put in a gold winning performance with an estimated 1056 volunteers removing over 51 tonnes of rubbish at 23 locations. This year the Gove Scouts will be cleaning up at Buffalo Creek meeting at the Surf Club at 8.30am. Members of the public are invited to come along and join them or to set up their own clean up site. The Great Northern Clean Up was created in 2009 after feedback that March weather made it difficult for communities north of the Tropic of Capricorn to participate in Clean Up Australia Day. Since then the Northern event has gone from strength to strength and their aim is to beat last year’s participation by 10 per cent. Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, said the growth of the Great Northern Clean Up reveals the abundant community spirit and environmental commitment of Territorians. “Clean Up events are not just about doing great things for the environment, they’re about getting involved in your local community, getting out and about with your neighbours and doing something rewarding,” he said. “The Territory attracts tourists from around the world to its world-renowned beaches and waterways but unfortunately rubbish still threatens these environments. Preventing rubbish from entering our rivers, creeks and seas helps protect marine life from the deadly impact of plastics and other wastes. “Too many animals are ingesting rubbish carelessly thrown into our waterways and are dying as a result. It is our duty to protect these unique and precious native animals and flora. Everyone can join the winning team, individually or in a team. “The need to clean up now before the Wet season will stop all the rubbish being washed into our precious waterways.” Register now and show your commitment to cleaning up your local area at www.greatnortherncleanup. or call 1800 CUA DAY. For further details of the Nhulunbuy Scouts Clean Up contact

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New big boys’ toy for mine SOME of the men (aka big boys) working at the mine will be working with a new dozer. The CAT D11 was unloaded off the barge last Thursday before a slow trip out to the mine. It travelled along the conveyor belt track keeping it off road for much of the journey. Travelling in first gear and at low speed all the way it was a slow trip along the 22 km from the barge to the mine. To maintain public road conditions rubber was placed under the tracks for those sections. The CAT D11 is a replacement for an existing piece of equipment. Moving the machine over such a distance was a challenge to manage properly. Traffic was managed during the section on the bitumen from the port to the overland conveyor as well as making sure the road surface was not damaged. After that, the long haul down the conveyor started. The machine had to constantly have its track temperatures monitored to make sure they did not get too hot. Additionally, every 20 minutes of tramming the machine required a 20-minute break to allow for the tracks to cool. A long but rewarding process for all. Gove Operations spokesperson said: “We are excited about the safe delivery of the new CAT D11. “The investment in such a large piece of equipment demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Gove Operations has towards the successful sustainable future of the operation and, in turn, the future of the region.”

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Next show in final weeks of rehearsal Territorians are missing Cast members Tiffany Kynigopoulos, Bernice Cox and Kate Smith at the markets on Saturday.

MEMBERS of the cast of the upcoming Gove Arts Theatre production were at the markets on Saturday encouraging market goers to secure their seats for the show. Dinkum Assorted will open at The Cell at the Captain Cook Community Centre Complex on September 14. The show will be on September 14,15,20,21 and 22

with a matinee on Sunday, September 16 . The closing night is already sold out. Dinkum Assorted is set in a biscuit factory during WWII and the all-female cast has been rehearsing for the last three months to ensure they are all on cue. Tickets are $30 each and children’s tickets are available for the matinee only at $20. They are available through Lynne Walker’s office.

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trouble if they live anywhere other than Darwin and need legal assistance,” Mr Smith said . “The NT CLCs travel huge distances to offer outreach services to small and remote communities. “Yet demand for free legal advice is just as strong in the south, major towns and remote communities.” Darwin Community Legal Service Executive Director Caitlin Perry said that the Darwin CLC strived to meet demand beyond Darwin and the Top End, despite not being funded to work NT wide.

“We know we are the only general CLC in the entire NT, so we try very hard to make sure we offer some outreach services, but it’s getting harder,” she said. “A major problem that our clients present with is income management and debt problems. People shouldn’t have to - and often simply can’t - travel for miles to receive advice and assistance about their rights. “We call on the next NT Government, whoever it might be, to work to increase Territorians’ access to justice.”

Yirrkala Baby Show is on this weekend

MONDAY, September 3, will see the return of the Yirrkala Baby Show at Rika Park in Yirrkala. This year there will be a special focus on Fathers (September 2 is Father’s Day) and on keeping our babies healthy and happy, marking the start of Child Protection Week. The show is a collaboration between the Yirrkala Health Centre, FaFT (Families as First Teachers), the Miwatj Strong Fathers Strong Families (SFSF) program and the DCF Community Child Safety and Wellbeing Team, together with the help and support of Yolngu staff and friends from the Yirrkala area. Every baby is beautiful and so every baby entered will get a prize, the show is not about picking just one baby but about honouring what is beautiful about every child and every family. The Baby Show team would like to thank the Arnhem Club for their support in coming up with a healthy dinner for all the participants and their families. They would also like to thank the Nhulunbuy Pharmacy for sourcing all the prizes and supporting this event.

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Arnhem Land strongly represented in Deadlys

Ursula Yovich ARNHEM LAND artists have figured promiently in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards, aka the Deadlys. Among the finalists are Ursula Yovich and Rarriwuy Hick who are both finalists in the Female Actor of the Year category Other nominees from Arnhem Land include Janet Manyarryan and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (pictured right). Actress Ursula Yovish who grew up in Maningrida is a well-known Aboriginal singer, songwriter and actor. She is a member of the Black Arm Band and has performed in musicals, including The Sapphires and Magpie Blues, as well as the films - Jindabyne and Australia.

She has performed as a singer across Australia and internationally and appeared in The Sydney Theatre company’s production (in association with Bangarra Dance Theatre) of Bloodland. Growing up with a Serbian father in her mother’s country she defied the odds to become one of Australia’s mostcelebrated performers. Rarriwuy Hick is a professional dancer and actor who combines traditional Indigenous dance with contemporary styles. She recently visited her mother, Janet Munyarryun, in Yirrkala.

Miss Hick has performed traditional dance all her life. This year she has appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Bloodland, a production which seeks to evoke the unenviable no-man’s-land

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

AUGUST Wed 29. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance, 5.30pm - 5/10 km meet at Lions Park.

SEPTEMBER Sat 1. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee - 9am to noon. Sat 1. Father’s Day Market, 9am - Noon, at Nhulunbuy Christian College. Sat 1 - Sun 2 . GARMA - Australian resources Boom - Mining Sun 2. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Peninsula MX Round 4 - 8am to noon. Wed 5. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance, 5.30pm - 5.05 km Lions Park - South Park Circuit. Fri 7. Closing date for registration of participation for Nhulunbuy Primary School Fete Competitions. Fri 7. Blue Light Disco - Town Hall from 6.45pm for primary and from 8.30pm for secondary. Sat 8. Nhulunbuy Playgroup garage sale - contact Jo Phillips at or on 0417 955 039. Sat 8. Gove Rugby League Clinis. Hindle Oval 8am-11am. For 5-12 -year-olds. Contact Trent Nolan 0409 180038. Sun 9. Waterslide Day at the Golf Club, 2-5pm (Junior Golf Fundraiser). Wed 12. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance, 5.30pm - Lions Park - Captain Cook Circuit. Fri 14. Chamber of Commerce East Arnhem Region Annual General Meeting to be held September 14, 2012 commencing at 11am at the Gove Country Golf Club, Nhulunbuy. Sat 15. Nhulunbuy Primary School Fete. Sun 16. Rotary Club Beach Volleyball. Wed 19. East Arnhem Training Stakeholders Network meets at 9am at CDU. Wed 19. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance, 5.30pm - 5.92km - Lions Park to Middle Beach car park. Sat 22. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee - set up for enduro/pont - 9am until set up. Sat 22. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market - hosted by Yirrkala Womens Ministry, 2.30pm-5.30pm at the GAC. Sat 22. Community Movie Night at the GAC. 6.30pm. Sun 23. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Gove Festival enduro - 10km circuit - 8am to noon. Wed 26. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance. 5.30pm - 5/10 km Lions Park - route to be advised.

OCTOBER Wed 3. Runners North - running for fun and fitness, any pace any distance, 5.30pm - 4.84 km Lions Park - Beagle Circuit.

Nhulunbuy representative once more SATURDAY’S election result has delivered a new government to the Territory. As I write, final results are not yet known, but the CLP holds a clear majority to govern. Interestingly but perhaps not surprisingly, Labor held its Darwin electorates including two retained by candidates successfully winning the seats of retiring members. However, it was results in bush electorates held by Labor which created an upset on the strength of a backlash from predominantly indigenous voters around John Howard’s 2007 NT Emergency Response and the widely held perception that Jenny Macklin’s Stronger Futures Legislation sees its continuation. This, along with local government reforms and the replacement

achievement. of the old community government council R e c o r d spending on model with Shires. infrastructure in Against that trend, I am pleased to have health, educaretained the seat of tion, housing, Nhulunbuy for Labor roads and other infrastructure with a good margin in spite of a swing Electoral News and matched by by NT Member for Nhulunbuy an investment in towards CLP. LYNNE WALKER I have never taken record numbers of anyone’s vote for teachers, nurses granted and am humble enough and police. to have never assumed this is a Though seated on the opposition benches, I look forward to safe seat. I am sure there will be no continuing to serve the people shortage of analysis and com- of Nhulunbuy, Galiwin’ku, Yirmentary over the coming days but rkala, Gunyangarra, Birritjimi, I’d like to think I have retained Galupa and Homelands and to the seat because I have worked represent the best interests of the hard, honestly and sincerely. constituency in the same way I I look back on Labor ’s have in the past four years; with achievements of the past 11 years hard work and a determination to with a sense of great pride and do the right thing.

Beach volleyball major fundraiser for Rotary

Rotarians Sean O’Connor and Lyn Whitford encouraging people to sign up for beach volleyball.

Brolgas dancing on Town Beach

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And I look forward to not only holding the CLP and Terry Mills to account with their spendthrift election commitments but challenging them on some of their more bizarre promises, including the dismantling of the Banned Drinker’s Register and the creation of ‘prison farms’ to deal with problem drunks. I will also be holding the new government to account to see Labor-funded initiatives delivered including the new crossing at the Goyder River and further upgrades to the Central Arnhem Road, new housing at Yirrkala and the upgrade to Gove Hospital’s A&E Department. Finally, a huge thank you to my friends, supporters and family for their incredible hard work and support, before and during the campaign.

A PAIR of brolgas was spotted on Town Beach last Thursday morning. They performed a dance before heading towards the sand dunes just around the point from Warrawuy. The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the “Native Companion”, is a bird in the crane family. The bird has also been given the name Australian Crane, a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist John Gould in his Birds of Australia. The Brolga is a common gregarious wetland bird species in tropical and eastern Australia, well known for its intricate mating dance. It is a member of the Gruiformes-the order that includes the crakes, rails, and cranes, and a member of the genus Grus. The renowned ornithologist John Gould had given the species the name Grus australasianus and noted it to be widespread in the north and east of the country.

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ROTARIANS have been out and about encouraging teams for the upcoming beach volleyball competition. The competition is one of the major events on the annual calendar of the Nhulunbuy Rotary Club. It will be held at Middle Beach on September 16 and Rotarians have been based outside Woolworths on Saturday mornings and will be there again this Saturday. Entries close on September 1. The family event saw 46 entries last year and the surf club is on call to patrol the beach for swimmers. Children’s events are held on the beach under the supervision of the Gove Tennis Club while the more serious, and those just having fun, get into their volleyball games, The community event sees a number of clubs getting involved including the The Speedway who will be providing the food. The Rotary Club will be operating the bar and Gove FM will be pumping out the music on the day. For more information contact 0430 596 687.

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He noted that it was tame, and that James Macarthur had kept a pair at his home in Camden. Gould also recorded its early colonial name of native companion. The Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union made Brolga, a popular name derived from Gamilaraay burralga, the official name of the bird in 1926. The Brolga, Sarus Crane (Grus antigone), and White-naped Crane (G. vipio) were seen as forming a natural group on the basis of similarities in calls in 1976. This was further confirmed by molecular studies of DNA. It is unclear which two of the three species are most closely related The population is estimated at between 20,000 and 100,000. The International Crane Foundation began a captive breeding population with three pairs of wild Brolga that were captured in 1972. Brolga are non-migratory but do move in response to seasonal rains.

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Casting their votes (from left(): Lisa Meersbergen, Jennifer Peers and Neal Holland.

Supporting Kendal Trudgen were Graeme and Sallie Cordiner from Ryde in NSW. Mr Cordiner and Mr Trudgen are co-founders of Australian Independents Movement for Political Integrity. He took time out from the Ryde Council elections to offer his support.


Janice and Trenton Gray with their children Alice, four months, Lily, 3, Holly, 6, and Harry, 5, on voting day. Many children accompanied their parents on the day explaining the process and showing them how simple it was to vote and why it was important to do so.

A busy day for Rhoda Shine who popped in to vote between working at the markets for the BMX club and marshalling those travelling out to see Oojah with the Variety Queens.

ABOVE: Edward McIllree, 4, a little too A family affair. young to vote but watched mum and Hazel Trudgen dad. hands out BELOW: Handing out how-to-vote how to vote cards for Allen Fanning were Alex cards for her Brennan, Allen Fanning, Donna Maree son, Kendall. Grieves and Josh Farr. ABOVE: Former Member for Nhulunbuy Syd Stirling, Dhanggal Guruwiwi and Lynne Walker at the mobile polling booths. BELOW: Voting at the training centre at Garrthalala. Photos of remote voting by Lynne Walker.

ABOVE: Part of the team supporting Lynne Walker were Laurie Reed, Sharon Georgonicas, Lawrence Walker, Paul Putland and John Keogh. RIGHT: Waiting to vote at Baniyala.


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LEFT: Kerry and Graeme Bevington, Ken Donovan and Bob Gordon. CENTRE: Greg Whelan (MC), Peter Cislowski 25 years and Graeme Bevington 30 Years. RIGHT: Bob Gordon and Ian Constantine 30 years.

LEFT: Dianne Stepniewski and Vernon Chessells and Rob Whitam.

Karen and Peter Cislowski, Scott Savage and Bob Gordon.

LEFT: David Dupre, Andrew Stevens and Bob Gordon.

Scott Smith 25 years and Debbie and Tim Weldon and Matt Winks.

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CENTRE:Chris and Mark Betts, Bob Gordon and Roelof DeKock. RIGHT: Lorraine and Rick Mischlewski, Tim Weldon and Bob Gordon.

Billy and Stephen Memis 30 years and Glenn Smith.

CENTRE: Gonnie Keogh, John Keogh 35 Years and Matt Winks.

RIGHT: Maree Merrett, Jenny Pirini and Haenga Pirini 40 years.

Dianne Stepniewski, Mark Betts 25 Years, Louise and Russell Adams 20 Years.



Students and teachers at Nhulunbuy Christian College really got into the spirit of Book Week on on Friday.

ABOVE: Even younger siblings like Layla Hoffman got into the swing of Book Week as a little angel with her mother Tanya. BELOW: Nick Giles and Joseph Whyte from Year 1 as the Lion and Daniel.

ABOVE: Amy Dutton from Year 4 is a modest Eve. BELOW: Ben Pickford won the Transition boy’s category as one of the Three Kings.

ABOVE: Hannah Fourie won the female Year 4 category as a serene Pharaoh’s daughter. BELOW: Transition’s Jade Erasmus took out her year level’s girl category as a sheep from the Ark.

ABOVE: Jarvis Murray from Year 2 dressed as Moses with a staff and snake. BELOW: Art teacher Kylie Farnsworth as Solomon’s wife and her daughter Katie Farnsworth as Moses’ Egyptian mother.

Library teacher Marianne van Dam and her daughter Hannah as Pharaoh’s daughter and an Egyptian Princess.

social club helps two local organisations LOCAL community organisations can always do with an extra helping hand so a local social club presented a cheque to two such organisations last week. The Gove District Hospital and the Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club both received cheques for $750 each from the United Purple Circle social club. Social Club member Jeff Daly said the club raised the funds and then decided where they would like to see them used for the benefit of the community. “It’s our way of giving back to the community,” Cathy Forbes looks on as Jeff Daly presents Dave Forbes and Doug Gilchrist their cheques with the rest of the he said. In the past they have social club in the background. go towards providing a laptop for the after go towards all the work currently being done assisted flood victims and they have been raising funds for the com- hours’ nurses. He said this would assist them by the club as they recover from a fire earlier in their work. in the year. munity for about two years. The cheque for the GPSLSC was acThe members of the social club all work General manager of the hospital Doug Gilchrist said the funds would probably cepted by Dave and Cathy Forbes and will for UGL.

Emily Giles was a Year 6 winner as Abraham’s wife Sarah complete with grey hair and baby.

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5:20 Paralympics London 2012 8:30 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Country House Revisited 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Opening Ceremony 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Down Among The Dead Men - Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and his sidekick Sergeant Ben Jones investigate murder, blackmail and missing treasure among the mysterious citizens of Midsomer. 10:05 Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey: Revelation -Coming to the end of her spiritual journey, Judith Lucy finds herself in one of the most spiritual places on Earth - India. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: The Empire Of Grandeur 12:30 Artscape: Jerry Hall In Conversation With Virginia Trioli 1:30 Football: WAFL: Round 22 - Subiaco vs East Perth

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Extra 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother - Join host Sonia Kruger as a bunch of everyday Aussie’s are locked up under 24/7 surveillance where this year, at any given time, Big Brother WILL change the rules. 7:30 TBA 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Large Hadron Collision - It’s Valentine’s Day, and Leonard can only bring one guest on a trip to see CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator) in Switzerland. Will it be Sheldon or Penny? 9:00 The Footy Show 10:45 The AFL Footy Show 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz 3:00 Newstyle Direct 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: “Forgotten Sins” (M) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Match It 4:00 Seven News At 4.00 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 Mrs Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Coming! Agnes is upset that her son Trevor has been called back to the missions in Africa, but is determined to give him an enormous send-off to remind him what a loving family he has back home in Ireland. Meanwhile, daughter Cathy’s family counselling session descends into chaos, and Buster and Dermot run into trouble with an escaped lion. 9:50 TBA 1:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 6:45 Spanish Supercopa 2012: Real Madrid v Barcelona 9:00 World News 2:30 Feast Greece 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 11 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Gourmet Farmer: Passata and Fishing 8:00 Destination Flavour - A food-inspired road trip around Australia. Hosts Adam Liaw, Renee Lim and Lily Serna meet passionate growers, celebrated chefs and local food heroes from all over the country 8:30 Go Back to Where You Came From - In the final episode, the Australians head for Indonesia. They live with a refugee family in Jakarta, desperate to get on a boat no matter what the risk. 9:35 The School: Educating Essex 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “Once You’re Born You Can No Longer Hide” (M l,a) - Ten-year-old Sandro, the son of wealthy Italian parents, transcends the boundaries of ethnicity when a twist of fate lands him on an overcrowded boat full of illegal immigrants. 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Paralympics London 2012 8:30 Abc News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Movie: “It Started In Naples” (G) 2:10 Marchlands 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Day One 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 Spicks And Specks: Joining Adam, Myf and Alan this week are singer/songwriters Dan Sultan and Missy Higgins, and TV personalities Ernie Dingo and Magda Szubanski. 8:30 Scott And Bailey: Rachel and her boss Gill go to Bristol to investigate a rape and murder that has striking similarities to a case from 13 years ago. But even away from home, Rachel can’t escape her personal life. 9:20 Taggart: Fallen Angels - When three children are found dead in their beds with another fighting for life and their father dead too, it looks like a family tragedy occurred. But then they discover the father died before the children. 10:10 Lateline 10:45 My Family: Bully For Ben 11:20 The Trophy Room 11:50 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 Extra 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 7:00 Friday Night Football - Brisbane Broncos Vs Penrith Panthers 9:00 Friday Night Football - Newcastle Knights Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 11:00 Movie: “Hard To Kill” (AV v,l,s) - Better change your pin numbers on your phones Australia, because the Sunday Sun’s star entertainment reporter Alex Burchill is back for another series of Lowdown. 1:00 Movie: “Kings Ransom” (M l,s) Hoping to foil his own golddigging wife’s plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well. 2:50 Nine Presents 3:00 Danoz 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Scent Of A Woman” (M l) 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Match It 4:00 Seven News at 4.00 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 23: Hawthorn Vs West Coast 10:30 Movie: “Butterfly On A Wheel” (AV v,s) A calculating sociopath kidnaps young Sophie, the daughter of executive Neil Randall and his wife Abby, demanding that the couple obey his orders or their daughter will die. However, one thing remains uncertain: what is the kidnapper’s purpose? A thrilling story of how far a parent will go to ensure their child’s safety. 12:35 Movie: “The Operator” (M s,v) An aggressive criminal attorney meets his match when a mysterious woman wreaks her revenge, slowly unravelling his life. 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 The Hotel: The Proposal 2:00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 12 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: The Mysteries Of The Isles 8:30 Insight: ‘Go Back’ Special 9:35 As It Happened: Words Of Captain Scott 10.30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Summer Clouds” (MA s,l,a) - Daniel, his wife Ana and young son Manuel arrive in the Costa Brava to spend their fourth consecutive summer vacation there. When they arrive, they are spotted by Marta and Robert, two cousins who take an unhealthy interest in them. The cousins make a pact to seduce the couple, and put their plot into motion. 12:50 Kurt Wallander: The Ghost - (M d,l,s) Arson is suspected when a cottage by the sea burns to the ground following a gas explosion, and a man and a woman are found dead. Wallander and the Ystad police investigate and uncover an intricate web of lies, betrayal and secret love affairs. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Paralympics Ondon 2012: Day Two 8:30 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer 11:00 Chopper Rescue 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors: Geelong 1:30 Eggheads: Addlepates 2:00 Football: SANFL: Round 23 - Teams TBA 5:00 The Wonder Years: Birthday Boy 5:20 Minuscule: High Voltage 5:25 Walk On The Wild Side 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Day Two 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: The UCOC squad fears they may have uncovered a serial murderer when they revisit a missing mother and baby case from 30 years ago. 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Murder On The Orient Express - Poirot investigates the murder of a shady American businessman stabbed in his compartment on the Orient Express when it is blocked by a blizzard in the Serbian mountains. 10:00 TBA 10:45 United States Of Tara: Wheels - Charmaine declares Tara’s craziness be kept away from her new baby; and fed-up with her alters, Tara attempts to make a deal with them. 11:15 Rage Guest Programmer (MA a,l,d,h,n,s,v.)

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 8:30 Danoz 9:30 Joanna Lumley’s Nile 10:30 Children’s Programs 2:00 Pyramid 2:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3:00 Crusoe 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 National News 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos - Join your host Shelley Craft for an hour of side-splitting laughs on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. 7:10 TBA 10:00 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Mindhunters” (AV v,l,s) - Hiding within a group of FBI profilers is a serial killer. In the ultimate test of their crime-solving savvy, these endangered young agents must figure out who among them is a ruthless predator. 2:00 The Avengers: “The Living Dead” (PG) - Steed and Emma take a trip into the country to investigate rumours that a ghost has been seen in the private chapel of the Duke of Benedict. 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Danoz 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show - Weekends 9:30 The Woodlies 10:00 Legend Of Enyo 10:30 Sea Princesses 11:30 V8 Xtra 12:00 Seven’s Motorsport 1:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 23: Adelaide Vs Gold Coast 4:00 Medical Emergency 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 23: Essendon Vs Collingwood 7:00 TBA 10:30 TBA 11:30 Movie: “Sione’s Wedding” (M s,l) - Four best friends nearing their 30th birthdays are given the ultimatum to find a girl and settle down. Will they be able to do it? 1:30 Special: Australia’s Wild North - Ben Cropp and his sons, Dean and Adam, explore from their vessel, Freedom II, the vast and remote coastline of Australia’s Wild North. 2:30 Room For Improvement 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Beyond Tomorrow - A new sports car that thinks for itself. 360 degree crime scene technology. Price crash - the $30 disposable video camera. What happens when we attach a real rocket to a family sedan.

4:30 UEFA Super Cup 2012: Chelsea v Atlético Madrid 7:05 World News 1:00 Paul Simon: Live At Webster Hall 2:05 Aurélie Dupont: L’espace d’un instant 3:10 Retouches 3:15 Beyond Time: William Turnbull 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 13 6:00 Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: Juicer 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 How To Build: A Satellite - With exclusive access to specialist manufacturer Astrium, this program shows step-by-step how to assemble one of the most complicated machines in the world. The engineering team is followed as they construct a massive communication satellite - from the inner carbon-fibre skeleton to the fuel tanks and engines. At the Portsmouth site, the electronic ‘payload’ is built and then tested. It has to operate for a minimum of fifteen years - so precision is everything. 8:35 RocKwiz 9:30 Movie: “No Country For Old Men” (MAV v) - Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande. 11:35 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 14 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Paralympics London 2012: Day Three 8:30 Childrens Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Colchester Ancient & Modern 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Walk On The Wild Side 2:00 New Tricks 3:00 Hidden Treasures With Griff Rhys Jones: Indian Art 4:00 Art Of Germany: In The Shadow Of Hitler 4:50 Propositions For An Uncertain Future: John Wolseley: Wild Cries, Wild Wings Of Wetland And Swamp 5:00 Last Chance To See: Kakapo 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Day Three 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Grand Designs Revisited: London 8:15 Dream Build 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: At Bertram’s Hotel - During a stay at one of London’s most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram’s stuffy veneer. 11:05 Tess Of The D’Urbervilles 12:00 Movie: “Shampoo” (MA) - A social satire about a sexy male hairdresser who does more than just cut hair. 1:45 The Jewel In The Crown: The Regimental Silver 2:40 Rage

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Motorway Patrol 1:00 Bronco’s Insider 1:30 2012 Intrust Super Cup - Elimination Round 3:30 Sunday Football: Cronulla Sharks Vs North Queensland Cowboys 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 Big Brother 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 10:00 TBA 11:00 Flashpoint: Never Let You Down - The SRU unit must rescue a woman from a delusional man who insists she is his missing daughter. 12:00 What Would You Do? - Using hidden cameras, host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with a dilemma that requires them to either take action or walk by and mind their own business. 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

5:30 Handy Manny 6:00 Fish Hooks 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Footy Flashbacks 12:30 Medical Emergency 1:00 Outsourced 1:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 2:30 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 23: Richmond Vs Port Adelaide 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Sunday Night 7:00 Kath & Kim: The Souvenir Editions 8:30 Criminal Minds 10:30 Law & Order: LA - Hondo Field - After a night out partying with his co-workers, oil rig worker Freddy Ramirez is found dead along the shore. 11:30 Outlaw - “In Re: Tracy Vidalin” The daughter of Garza’s nemesis is charged with a murder. Then, Mereta and Eddie make a shocking discovery about Lucinda. 12:30 Special: “Sexiest Titles” They’re the world’s most beautiful ladies. From Australia, to Europe and the Americas, these women set the new standard for sexy! 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 11:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 11:30 Speedweek 1:00 World Superbike Championships 2012 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Terror Island 3:30 Milos: A Journey 4:00 Puccini: The Spirit Of Love 4:25 Murdoch: Breaking The Spell? 5:00 Cycling Central 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 14 6:00 Thalassa: Lychee Fever 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Meet the Romans - Streetlife 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Hippo - A hippo cull by the authorities in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley offers veterinary surgeon Mark Evans and anatomist Joy Reidenberg the opportunity to dissect one of these magnificent animals. 9.30 Tabloid - Award-winning director Errol Morris follows the story of a former beauty queen who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon missionary. The film dissects the obsessions of ex-model Joyce McKinney, who thought she had found the man of her dreams in a devout Mormon back in the 1970s. 11:05 Bigger Better Faster Stronger: Garbage 11:30 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 15 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Paralympics London 2012 8:30 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Grand Designs Revisited 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Eight Ladies 2:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Day Four 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A: A lively interactive discussion hosted by Tony Jones where the audience at home and in the studio questions political leaders and opinion makers. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business: Presented by Ticky Fullerton. The day’s business and finance news, with the latest trends on international share and currency markets, pointing to what Australians can expect in the day ahead. 11:35 Hunter: Amy celebrates her retirement, but her work on the case isn’t quite finished - new clues bring her and Barclay to the verge of solving the case. 1:35 Rage 2:00 Rugby Union: Shute Shield

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Extra 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 8:00 Underbelly: Badness (M l,v) - Year Of The Rooster - When Strikeforce Tuno is disbanded, Gary devises a new strategy solve the Falconer murder. The police finally track down Anthony Perish and arrest him, but Rooster proves more elusive than ever. Pam is stretched to breaking point in her relationship with Gary. 9:00 Gordon Behind Bars 10:00 CSI: NY - Enough 11:00 Memphis Beat - Lost 12:00 The Avengers - The Correct Way To Kill 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Our Guys” (M a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Spit It Out 4:00 Seven News At 4.00 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 GCB - “Love Is Patient” Things heat up when a church relationship seminar forces Amanda to confront her past while Heather sets her eyes on her new client and former high school nerd, Andrew. 9:00 Up All Night: “Birth / Parents” Reagan tries to keep it together when her perfect birth plan falls apart, while Chris wrestles with the decision to leave his law firm. 10:00 TBA 11:00 30 Rock 11:30 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Stag 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Kamchatka” (G) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 15 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Cliff Hanger Bridge Boom 8:30 Test Your Brain: Memory - Set on the gritty streets of New York City, a thrilling crime story will challenge viewers to test their memories with a veteran NYPD detective as our guide. More than any other function of the brain, memories define who you are as a unique individual. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Bigger Better Faster Stronger: BBQ - James Coleman and Greg Page showcase Kiwi ingenuity by re-modelling everyday household items to realise their full potential. The only acceptable place for a man to cook is outdoors, so the boys do the unthinkable and redesign the BBQ. Greg unleashes the power of microwaves on his sausages, while James creates a pressure cooker/bomb. 11:30 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 16 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Paralympics London 2012 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 The Prime Ministers’ National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 The Pilgrimage Business 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Day Five 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Three Men Go To New England 9:30 QI: Fashion - Award-winning host Stephen Fry wrangles a stellar panel of comedians in the world’s most impossible quiz show. This episode features Alan Davies, Rich Hall, Clive Anderson and Reginald D. Hunter. 10:00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 The Wall 1:00 Football: VFL

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Extra 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Large Hadron Collision - It’s Valentine’s Day, and Leonard can only bring one guest on a trip to see CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator) in Switzerland. Will it be Sheldon or Penny? 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Friendship Contraction 8:00 Anger Management: Charlie Dates Kate’s Patient 8:30 TBA 9:00 TBA 11:05 Weeds: Til We Meet Again 11:35 Chase: Seven Years 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Sweet Temptation” (M a,s) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Spit It Out 4:00 Seven News at 4.00 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 Winners & Losers 9:00 TBA 10:00 Cougar Town: Full Moon Fever - One look is all it takes for Bobby to fall for Travis’s photography professor, but Travis refuses to introduce them. 10:30 Hung: “Let’s Not Go To Jail” Ray and Tanya conspire to get rid of an explosive client. 11:10 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sex, Funny 11:40 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Cockless and Mussels” 2:45 High Ropes 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 16 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Sebastian Coe - As a young athlete, Sebastian Coe was too busy running to ever listen closely to family stories. The former Olympic champion sets out to discover if there is any truth in his grandmother’s claims that the family’s origins were once quite grand. To his surprise, it turns out granny was right, although perhaps not quite in the way she thought. Seb’s journey begins in Cheshire with the account of a philanthropic and upstanding ancestor who worked for the benefit of his community. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Kekexili: Mountain Patrol” - (M v,l) A moving true story about an all-volunteer patrol who risk their lives to put a stop to the illegal poaching of the rare Tibetan antelope in the vast, majestic Tibetan plains. In Mandarin and Tibetan. 12:40 Shameless 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Paralympics London 2012 8:30 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Count Us In 10:20 Being Me 10:40 My Great Big Adventure 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Three Men Go To New England 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Day Six 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Engineering 8:30 Gruen Planet 9:05 Randling - The Ducks of War and The Argopelters come closer to actual blows than any previous match-up on the show after some early niggling from Pelter Jennifer Byrne gets under the skin of Ducks Felicity Ward and Heath Franklin. 9:40 Would I Lie To You? 10:10 At The Movies 10:40 Lateline 11:15 The Business 11:40 The Librarians: Mother of Pearl 12:10 Mariinsky Theatre 1783 - 2008 (G) 1:00 Football: SANFL: Round 23 - Teams TBA

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our lives 2:30 Extra 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 7:30 The Farmer Wants A Wife - Love Bites: Meet The Parents’ The girls are surprised by the news they must spend the day preparing a lavish meal for their farmers parents. The girls get one chance to impress their farmer and their families before the farmer chooses another girl to send home. 8:30 Dallas: The Price You Pay - J.R. comes to the decision to move back into Southfork, much to Ann’s annoyance. John Ross attempts impress his father. 9:30 Big Brother Confidential 10:30 Underbelly: Badness: Year Of The Rooster 11:30 Eclipse 12:00 20/20 1:00 Danoz 3:00 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: “John Sandford’s Mind Prey” (M v,a,s) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Spit It Out 4:00 Seven News At 4.00 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 TBA 8:00 Criminal Minds 9:00 Covert Affairs 11:00 Parks And Recreation - Campaign Ad - Faced with a tough new opponent, Leslie and Ben disagree on the content of her first campaign ad. 11:30 Sons And Daughters - Matt spoils a good thing. Tony is desperate to hold into his relationship with Shelley. An uncharacteristically pleasant Wayne keeps everyone guessing. Patricia begins to recover from her fear of Margaret. 12:30 Infomercials 3:00 Stag 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Bears Of The Last Frontier: City Of Bears 8:30 Meet The Amish: With rare access to the notoriously private Amish community, this four-part series follows five Amish teenagers travelling to Britain on an extraordinary cultural exchange. 9:35 Sandhurst Military Academy: Officer Class - The final episode sees tensions mount amongst the officer cadets. With the end in sight but the prospect of being ‘back termed’ ever present, the stakes go up each week. 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “The Little Book Of Revenge” (M l,s,v) - A black comedy from Quebec about a browbeaten accountant in a jewellery store, who gains a renewed lust for life when he designs a seemingly fail-safe plot to exact revenge on his merciless boss. In French and Canadian. 12:55 Warriors: Cortes 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 113

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VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

Be careful not to go overboard on a shopping trip. A burst of excess enthusiasm later in the week could work out to be more expensive than you can afford. Romance. A powerstruggle between you and your partner is not going to help either of you very much. A recent dispute must be settled as peacefully as possible.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

A powerful aspect to Jupiter will help you to push ahead with an idea that has been brewing for weeks. Luck will be on your side this week, so everything should come together. Romance. A phone call late at night will help to get your social life back on schedule after a lull in activity. This should be an excellent period for romance.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)


A story that you have been told is not quite the whole truth. You will have to look a lot deeper and ask more questions before you discover what really has been going on. Romance. A powerful aspect to Neptune will make your mind wander. Make sure that you don’t forget to carry out an important promise.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) This is not the best time to get into a confrontation with your boss. You need to play safe at least one more time and bite your tongue. You will soon have a chance to make your feelings clear. Romance. Your partner may be in need of some extra support at the moment. Be especially kind to them, especially around the middle of the week.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

A let down which is entirely your fault could cause some embarrassment. An honest approach will help to restore your friends’ confidence in your abilities. Romance. An original suggestion for a get-together will be worth following up. A favourable aspect to Venus will help this outing to go well.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A friend from overseas will help you to see recent events from a completely different light. You might not agree with everything that this person says, but you should take the time to listen to them. Romance. Time spent away from home will give you a chance to relax. Take it easy for a while, and you will both be better off.


PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

A strong surge of energy will help you to push through an important change. Don’t give up when the going gets tough! The end of the week will be the make or break point. Romance. Your ability to understand what your partner is thinking will help to bridge the gap between you.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

The people around you will be especially cooperative this week. This will be an excellent time for any kind of compromise that you need to arrange. Romance. Favourable aspects to both Venus and Mercury will help you to express your feelings a little better. You need to know what an admirer thinks of you: this is the time to find out.

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TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

A wild animal who appears to you several times this week will be a lucky omen. The last sighting will be especially significant, and will come just before an important meeting. Romance. A difficult aspect to Mars could make you a little tense. At times you may find yourself expressing your feelings slightly more forcefully than is really necessary.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Your creative juices will be running at full steam this week. A favourable aspect to Uranus will help you to come up with an original solution to a problem which has foxed all of your colleagues. Romance. A meeting with a longstanding admirer will go better than expected. You both enjoy each other’s company, but may be hesitant about getting more seriously involved.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


We cannot always build our future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt


An approach which has failed repeatedly in the past is unlikely to be any more successful this time around. Leave this matter to sort itself out and put your mind to something more rewarding. Romance. A boost to your confidence will come at just the right time. A new relationship will go much better if you are less hesitant.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A powerful aspect to Mercury will help to improve your mental powers. You will be thinking much more quickly than the people around you: if anyone tries to “pull a fast one” you will catch them out! Romance. You may need to spend a little time by yourself this week. Go off on a trip by yourself!

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REGISTRATION OF INTEREST IN FUTURE WORK Nhulunbuy Corporation Ltd is calling for a Schedule of Rates from Contractors to provide the following trade and environmental services for the period 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013. t #VJMEJOH t 1BJOUJOH t *SSJHBUJPO t 'MPPSUJMJOH Services to be provided to Nhulunbuy Corporation Ltd for facilities located in Township of Nhulunbuy and Gove Airport. Contact for further information: Rick Stephen 08 8939 2202 or 0417 391 507. Closing date: 15 September 2012 Closing time: 4.30pm CST Registrations to be submitted by either of following method: Mail Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited 10#PY /)6-6/#6:/5 "UUO'VUVSFXPSLSFHJTUSBUJPO Hand Delivered Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited TU'MPPS Endeavour Square /)6-6/#6:/5 "UUO'VUVSFXPSLSFHJTUSBUJPO Note: No form of email or electronic delivery is acceptable. Dr Ross Theedom TOWN ADMINISTRATOR


Classifieds for our facebook friends

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Executive Contract Principal Level 4 Total Remuneration Package of $182 267 Shepherdson College, Arnhem Region An Executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered

BUILDING Closing 19 Sep 2012 T11-1980 - East Arnhem Region - Nhulunbuy - Dhimurru Head Quarters - Lot 1370 Arnhem Road - Construct New Workshop. T12-1505 - East Arnhem Region - Garrthalala Homeland School Upgrade Classroom and Dormitory Buildings. T12-1615 - East Arnhem Region - NEW QTOL ENABLED Ramingining School - Upgrade Lower Primary Toilet Block.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO EDUCATION IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY A leadership position is currently available in the community of Galiwin’ku on Elcho Island, a very remote location in the Northern Territory for a highly skilled, experienced and highly motivated educational leader. The Northern Territory offers a unique, challenging and rewarding environment where you can make a real difference to the lives of Territorians through leading the delivery of quality education and training programs. The Territory offers a diverse experience, in both urban and remote locations, and opportunities to work in highly multicultural environments, where the importance of community and culture will underpin everything you do as an educational leader. Working within this environment you will need to be a highly skilled communicator, with competent administrative and management skills as well as being the kind of person who can face challenges with optimism and creativity to ensure that resources are being used to their fullest potential.

POWER AND WATER MISCELLANEOUS Closing 19 Sep 2012 MGY01792-12 - Yulara Power Station - NEW QTOL ENABLED - Inspection, Refurbishment and CertiďŹ cation of Two (2) 110kL Underground Fuel Tanks.

Shepherdson College is situated on Elcho Island in the remote community of Galiwin’ku in Arnhem Land, 600kms north east of Darwin and 150kms north west of Nhulunbuy. The current population of Galiwin’ku is approximately 2500 with a total enrolment at Shepherdson College of about 600 students across Primary, Middle Years and Senior Secondary. It has a Strong Start Bright Future Service Delivery Model of education catering for students from pre-birth to adulthood. Shepherdson College facilitates programs for students aged 0-3, the Families as First Teachers program, Pre-school, Primary, Middle Years, Senior Secondary through to the 3-9 Adult Education program. Shepherdson College has a language program acknowledging the community’V¿UVWODQJXDJHDQG FXOWXUHZKLFKVXSSRUWVWKHVFKRROVSULRULW\RI/LWHUDF\DQG1XPHUDF\DVUHÀHFWHGLQ'(7œs Strategic Improvement Plan. Shepherdson College provides educational service to four Homeland Learning Centres.

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY Closing 19 Sep 2012 PPD01767-12 - All Centres - NEW QTOL ENABLED - Supply and Delivery of Electricity Meters and Ancillary Equipment for a Period of 60 Months.

A completed ‘Suitability Statement’ is required to be submitted with the application. 7RÂżQGRXWPRUHDERXWOLYLQJLQWKH7HUULWRU\JRWRZZZWKHWHUULWRU\FRPDX For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit Quote vacancy number: 7057 Closing date: 9th September 2012


The Northern Territory Government is an equal opportunity employer and values an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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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 Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640

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

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264 Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha P: 0437 141 291 Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

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

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

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OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson – Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369 Seventh-Day Adventist Church Ph: 8987 2375 / 0419 465 045 Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553 Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.



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Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: President Lyn Whitford P: 0430 596 687

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

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

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

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

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

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

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

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

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E:

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

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

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Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 20 28.8 20.2 NIL Tuesday 21 30.2 18 NIL Wednesday 22 30.9 19.3 NIL Thursday 23 29.7 22.0 NIL Friday 24 30.7 22.5 NIL Saturday 25 30.4 22.3 TCE Sunday 26 30.2 21.5 TCE Monthly total rainfall to date: 1.4 mm o

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Aug. 20 to Sunday, Aug. 26

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1015.2 hPa on Saturday Min: 1010.8 hPa on Wednesday Averages for the month of August Max temp: 28.6 Min temp: 19.2 Rainfall: 5.2 mm

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There were many running competitions. LAST Friday, August 17, Nhulunbuy High School students gathered on the school oval for the annual inter-house athletics carnival. “We welcomed teams from Yirrkala Homelands and Yirrkala School, who joined our representatives from Roper, Latram and Giddies,” said Principal Frank Greene. “What a great day we had with Latram running out overall champion house on the day. Another big winner on the day was the school spirit which was on public display. “The encouragement and participation from students and staff was a pleasure to see and was noted by all visitors to the event.” 2012 Athletics NHS House Points: 1st Latram 2789, 2nd Roper 2680, 3rd Giddies 2196. 2012 NHS Area Athletics Age Champions OPEN GIRL: Courtney Hodgson NHS, Runner-Up: Hailey Williams NHS OPEN BOY: Saille Frumenzi NHS, Runner-Up: Bintang Daly NHS U17 GIRL: Ellie Misob NHS, Runner-Up: Christina Burke NHS U17 BOY: Kaleb Hedges NHS, Runner-Up: Tyrell Forbes NHS U16 GIRL: Meagan Morris NHS, Runner-Up: Biyamarr YCEC U 1 6 B O Y: R a n g i h a e r e r o a McLeod NHS, Runner-Up: Jevon Forbes NHS U15 GIRL: Jacintha Misob NHS, Runner-Up: Isabella Marrable NHS U15 BOY: Yayunga Yunupingu YHW, Runner-Up: Dabu Jackson NHS equal Runner-Up: Keven Mitchell NHS U14 GIRL: Ashley Verrall NHS, Runner-Up: Ella Bennett NHS U14 BOY: Finn Russell NHS, Runner-Up: Yimin Mununggurr YHW U13 GIRL: Marika Dobell NHS, Runner-Up: Ryleigh Dowd NHS U13 BOY: Will Heath NHS, Runner-Up: Braydon Parmanand

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FAR LEFT: Age champions at the 2012 athletics carnival. LEFT: Latram captains - the winning team. BELOW: Record breakers at the carnival.

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School team performs well at titles Local rugby club has strong * By NIKKI MAYER

IT has been a full on past six weeks at the tennis club. After finishing the BP Gove Classic in May, it was preparation for the juniors to get ready to compete in Darwin in the NT School Sports Tennis Championships at the end of term 2. Nine athletes had been training to represent their cluster in hope of also being selected for the NT Bruce Cup team. Brendan O’Sullivan, Eytanhnyia Scott-Jones, Zachary Scott-Jones, Darcie Hockings, Anthony Miller, Jack Kirby, Tallis Naughton, Chloe Grieve and Luke Jardine had been training in readiness to do their schools, family and club proud. The school sport event was played over the last three days of term 2. It was a fantastic three days of tennis and great sportsmanship behaviour from all athletes. It was the best team I have taken away in the 13 years of taking kids away for school sport. They were great fun but worked hard when they had to. For some of them it was their first time away for school sport and also the first time they had been away from their parents for a long period of time. There were some disappointing results for some, but for others, they were shocked that they won games. The team finished in 5th position and team member Eytahnyia Scott-Jones was named in the girl’s side for the Bruce Cup team and should find out this week if she has made the final cut.

Most of the team members stayed on to compete in the Darwin & NT Age Titles. This meant another eight days of tennis off the back of the school sport event. The Darwin and NT Age Titles were a real test for the Gove athletes, as the minimum match format was best of three sets. All team members did extremely well. Playing in his first tournament away from Gove and first time away from mum and dad, Luke Jardine was like a veteran. Very focused and wanting to win, and prepared to work hard. Luke was runner up in the JDS Green Ball Singles. Luke only started playing tennis this year and has taken to it really well. Early in the year Luke impressed the Talent Development Coach, Pat Coburn, with his work ethic and attention to listen and perform outcomes. Zachary Scott-Jones, has had a huge year already with traveling to tournaments in Perth, Darwin and Katherine, was also runner up in the 10&U boys singles. Zachary also has impressed the NT Talent Development Coach with his natural ability to play the game. Zachary is always a strong contender when he steps on the court and also won his first round in the 12 singles in the NT Age Titles. The kids then had to back up again for the Darwin Age Titles. Some were getting a little homesick, or was it the parents missing the babies? The Gove athletes were now wiser of the format for play and the toughness of their competitors and stepped it up a

notch with most of them gaining better results. Zachary Scott-Jones won the 10 boys singles consolation draw over team mate Luke Jardine in a close game 6-4. Zachary was also runner up in the 10&U doubles. Brendan O’Sullivan finally found his mojo after a disappointing first two events. Brendan worked much harder and found his swing line to make it to the doubles final in the boys 12&u. It was a great effort from Brendan and coach Nicky was pleased to see him finally make it to a final. All players need to be congratulated for their hard work and great sportsmanship whilst away. As a tennis coach, I was pleased with the way the kids held themselves on and off the court and their parents should be proud. The team flew home at the end of the event which finished at the end of the first week of the school holidays. What’s on at the club each week: Monday to Thursday - Junior coaching. Ages from 3 years to 16+ Cardio Tennis - every Monday 7.30pm Social Comp - every Tuesday 7.30pm Junior Comp - every Friday 3.00 to 6.00pm You can contact Nicky at the club on 8987 2640 or 0407 460 487 or drop and email to tennisgove@tennisgove. * Nikki Mayer is Tennis Gove Club Manager, Coach and Development Officer

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A GROUP of talented boys travelled to Sydney recently to compete in the Australian SchoolBoys’ rugby selections. They did an excellent job for a team thrown together with little or no training or bonding. Of the 23 boys from the Northern Territory, eight were from the East Arnhem Rugby club. The boys played very well under some terrible conditions and, in particular, they tried hard even when they were sick. The boys played against the Lloyd McDermott Indigenous side in their first game and where ahead at the end of the first half. They tried to maintain the momentum from the first half but were unable to follow up with a win. The same happened against South Australia where they were 23-0 at the end of the first half but a series of unanswered trys in the second half ended in a close finish. Tasmania were a team that had nothing to lose and came out firing on all cylinders. The NT side got its act together and were successful in defeating

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opening ceremony is on August 29 and for the first time since the program launched in 1992, Australian students will be invited to write letters of support to Australia’s Paralympic Athletes via the Australia Post Letter Link program. Primary school children across the country have already sent thousands of letters of support to our Olympic athletes and students now have the opportunity to write to a Paralympian to boost their spirits as they strive for gold in London. There will be 11 days of exciting competition with 161 Australian athletes competing in 13 sports. The Australian team is tipped to uphold their top five ranking on the medal tally. The pinnacle of sport for athletes with a dis-

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the mob from across the Tassy Straits. Of our eight boys from East Arnhem, two got selected in the Australian Prime Ministers’ 15 team to play the visiting Tongan Schools team. The players in the NT side were: Richard Ofa (NT & Aust PM’s 15); Jack Tourish (NT & Aust PM’s 15): Matt Tutini (NT); Robert Greenwood (NT); Rhys Regan (NT); Kane Tuhiwai (NT); Peter Mastin (NT) and Aeden Bryce (NT). Four other boys were selected in the NT squad but could not go due to other commitments.They were: Thomas Pearce, Matt Hancock, William Pickett and Marshall Gurriwiwi. Effectively we had 12 boys from the East Arnhem Region who were successful in gaining selection into the NT squad this year. This was the most we have ever had from a particular age division. We now have the possibility of getting between eight to 10 players selected for Rep. duties with the U16 in September as well. All bodes well for Rugby in the future for the East Arnhem Rugby club and the East Arnhem Region.

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Players wanted for Country championships By COL SNOWDEN THE East Arnhem Rugby Union is seeking players interested in competing in the upcoming NT Senior Rugby Union Country championships at tje Katherine showground on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23. The NTRU Country championships are in their inaugural year and will see teams from Alice Springs, Katherine, East Arnhem Shire, Jabiru, Litchfield and Palmerston compete. East Arnhem Rugby Union has already nominated a team and is very keen to travel and then contest this tournament against the other country teams. So far teams nominated include East Arnhem, the Lions, Pirates and Barbarians from Katherine. Also sure to nominate are the Brahmans, Litchfield Swamp Dogs from Darwin’s rural area, Jabiru BushRatz, Palmerston Crocs B Grade and teams from Alice including Federals and Cubs. The tournament is being held to select an NTRU Country team to play an NTRU City team as a ‘curtain-raiser’ to next February’s Australian Super Rugby trial match at Darwin’s Rugby Park Marrara. The ACT Brumbies have been confirmed as one of the combatants with the

opponent yet to be finalised. The tournament will also select an NTRU Country team to compete in Darwin on the Australia Day weekend in the Hottest 7’s competition which sees international, national and regional teams from all over competing for great prize money. The NTRU Country championships will be held over two days as a roundrobin tournament comprising two pools. The games are 20 minutes each way with unlimited interchange to assist in injury management and fatigue issues. The East Arnhem Rugby Union is seeking interested players and believe that we have the basis of a very good and competitive team, a team good enough to win the championship and load the Country representative team with talent. Previously the East Arnhem Rugby Union club has contested the Singapore CC International 7s (17 years) and has also won numerous U18 and U16 State titles in 15-a-side and also 7-a-side. As recently as this year EARU are the current NT and NQ 7-a-side champions for both age groups. EARU has a very proud heritage and has supplied many fine players who have played interstate and have gone on to

EARU U16s and U18s as NQ Schools 7-a-side champions April, 2012. achieve high esteem. new friends, meet new people, socialise as To make the Country championships rugby players do and have a song or two the EARU team is travelling to Katherine along with lots of rehydration. by bus and convoy, and will seek to make So if you feel that the challenge of the a true Rugby trip out of the event. contest is for you, or if you just want to The aim of the trip is indeed to win come down and meet new people, learn and compete at our best but also to make new skills and contribute from your

Two Nhulunbuy boys represent Territory at titles By JACKIE MCGRATH

TWO local lads have returned home after they were chosen to represent the Northern Territory in School Sport Australia U12 Rugby League championships. Tom McGrath and Caleb Epiha travelled to Mackay for the championships which were held from August 4 -11. They were selected to play for the NT in May during the NT School Sports 12 Years and Under Rugby League championships in Darwin. The boys left Gove to travel to Darwin on August 1 and went into camp for two days with the rest of the NT team before travelling to Mackay. One of the highlights for the boys (and girl) were meeting the Brisbane Bronco players while they were in transit at Brisbane airport. They got lots of photos and signatures and put the kids on a real high. Over the course of the week they played sides from ACT, NSW, WA and SA. Finishing in fourth position they then went into the cross-pool games to decide first place down to eighth place. Their first cross-pool game was against the Queensland Invitational side which, if they had won, would have had them playing for first or second position. They lost that game by a small margin. They then met Victoria for third or fourth position. Unfortunately they didn’t win that game either but they came a credible fourth position overall out of the eight teams. Queensland edged out the Queensland Invitational side as eventual winners of the competition. Tom and Caleb both played extremely well throughout the tournament. A testament to their playing skills is that they haven’t played rugby league in Gove since the season finished last November.

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TOP LEFT: Tom McGrath and Caleb Epiha represented the NT at the U12 Rugby League championships in Mackay. Other photos of the boys and NT team in action during the titles.

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