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‘Our industry leaves the environment in which we fish in as pristine a condition as when God made it.’

Fisherman defies Marine Park By MARJO HALLOWELL

A FAMILY of professional anglers and winner of the NT Seafood Industry Environment Award for 2011 will openly defy the newly sanctioned Australian Marine Park boundaries as they continue to fish across the Top End. B r u c e D a v e y, o f Wi l d c a r d Wildcaught Pty Ltd, said his company represents four generations of fishermen and, when he was in Gove Harbour last week, said it was a concern that, in the year of the primary producer, these parks could so adversely affect the professional fishing industry. “We harvest a renewable resource - 25,000 mackerel per year and just one pair of fish will reproduce twice that many mature offspring in one breeding cycle and they can have up to three cycles a year,” he said. “Our industry leaves the environment in which we fish in as pristine a condition as when God made it. “Unlike the mining industry, such as in Gove, we leave the landscape (the oceans) in as pristine a shape as when we arrive. “We are often blamed for reducing fishing numbers but it is over-development of the landscape that has more of an impact on our oceans.” Mr Davey confirmed to Arafura

Peter Hiscock with Elspeth, Bruce and Juanita Davey in defiance of the new Marine Parks. Times an earlier threat made on ABC program Hook Line and Sinking that he would defy the restrictions. His operation is “low tech and sustainable” with fishing done from small boats and workers using a line to hook the fish. Along with his wife, Juanita, they

have raised their three children on the boat through home schooling and, as they got older, boarding school. Two of the children, Tiger and Elspeth, have returned to continue the family business. Providing fresh produce from the sea has been the core of the

family business for four generations and started in south east New South Wales. Pollution of the environment saw them relocate to the Top End. “It has become a hesitant career path for my children as the new restrictions try to cut back our fishing grounds.

“They push us further from safety. “We are rejecting the Green Zones. Their value is exaggerated. “They have been drawn up in an office in Canberra without any scientists coming out to do studies within the region. Continued Page 4 >>

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LEFT and CENTRE: Yothu Yindi being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by musical veterans Paul Kelly (far left) and Peter Garrett (far right). RIGHT: Legendary lead singer of Yothu Yindi Mandawuy Yunupingu performing at the ARIAs, with his nephew, the equally famous Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu on keyboards behind him. By MATT GARRICK at the ARIA Awards IN 1991, when Yirrkala band Yothu Yindi exploded

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Yothu Yindi with their Hall of Fame ARIA Award, along with old friends and collaborators, Paul Kelly and Peter Garrett.

But over 20 years later, they have overcome great odds and returned to the stage with the same electrifying tune, performing it to thousands of fans at the ARIAAwards in Sydney last week, where they received the highest-accolade possible in the Aussie music industry. The city’s Entertainment Centre rumbled with the East Arnhem sounds of the yidaki, as the legendary band were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Musical icons and old friends of the band Paul Kelly and former Midnight Oil frontman-turned-politician Peter Garrett gave an emotional recounting of the life and career of Yothu Yindi - a group who


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changed Australia’s popmusic landscape forever, by bringing Aboriginal culture into its forefront. They then presented the Yothu Yindi band members, which included blind musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, with the award. Lead singer Mandawuy Yunupingu, who has battled with kidney disease for many years, was trundled up to the stage in a wheelchair, from where he rose to his feet and delivered a stirring acceptance speech. In fitting tribute, the audience followed suit and stood for an ovation to these pioneers of Australian music and preservers of East Arnhem Land culture. The band used its induction into the Hall of Fame to call for formal recognition of Indigenous Australians into our highest document of law. “As musicians, recognition from our peers in important to us,” said Mr Yunupingu. “As Aboriginal Australians, recognition from our constitution is even more important.” Mr Yunupingu also used the moment to highlight the dire need for action to be taken in halting the rates of kidney disease among Aboriginal Australians. His wife, Yalmay Yunupingu, who has travelled the hard road alongside Mandawuy during his chronic illness, told Arafura Times the recognition from ARIA was unbelievable. “Finally, we’ve been recognised after a lot of pain and sacrifice that I’ve gone through to keep him alive. “Here we are, in the ARIA Hall of Fame. “Everyone back home was so proud when they heard.” Daughter Gayral Yunupingu said on the night of the ARIAs in Sydney, thousands of kilometres

away the band-mates’ family and friends had gathered on Shady Beach in Yirrkala to celebrate Yothu Yindi’s achievement. “We’re so proud of them. “They lead a big history,” said Gayral. TV presenter Richard Wilkins told Arafura Times he’d followed the band’s career since he hosted the first ARIA Awards back in 1991, and so to see them reach the great heights they’d achieved was as special as it gets. “Yothu Yindi remains such an important part of Australian music. They’ve brought the industry through a coming of age, and they certainly deserved to be recognised for what they’ve done,” said Mr Wilkins. And though the years may have aged them, Yothu Yindi’s music remains timeless - as was proved with their performance of Treaty on the night. The band was accompanied onstage by Mr Garrett, Mr Kelly, as well as Indigenous musical superstars Dan Sultan and Jessica Mauboy. Yothu Yindi’s music continues to inspire younger artists, such as Mr Sultan and Ms Maubouy, and closer to home, Yirrkala’s modern musical gems, East Journey. In a press conference following the band’s televised induction, Mr Yunupingu said he hoped the band would continue to write and record music. “Hopefully we’ll get more moments like this happening in the future,” he said. Equally important as their musical legacy has been their work with the Yothu Yindi Foundation - an organisation which exists to keep Yolngu culture strong and empowered, and hosts the Garma Festival each year just outside of Nhulunbhuy.


Mills confirms priority status for Gas2Gove SECURING Gas to Gove remains a top priority of the Northern Territrory Government, Chief Minister Terry Mills (right) reaffirmed in Parliament last week. “We remain determined to reach a positive solution to this problem.” Territorians were updated on the important project to secure the future of the Pacific Aluminium operation in Gove during question time in the NT Parliament last Thursday. Chief Minister Mills said he had spoken to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and would be continuing negotiations with the Commonwealth while in Canberra this week for COAG. He said a corporation has been asked to prepare a report on the construction of a gas pipeline to Gove and that they had the ongoing support of Federal Minister for Resources Martin Ferguson. “In a few short weeks I have met with all the strategic players involved in the decisions surrounding building a pipeline and delivering gas to Gove and these discussions are ongoing. “The Gove aluminium operation

is the nucleus of economic activity in Eastern Arnhem Land, with the refinery employing some 1580 staff.” Mr Mills held a phone conference with local stakeholders on Monday to inform them of developments, and to provide assurance that every effort is being made to secure the town and region’s future and that their working group is fighting hard to deliver a solution for their benefit. East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce chairman David Suter said it was a very positive meeting. “Mr Mills was very positive regarding his government’s negotiations regarding getting gas to Gove. “The Chief Minister added that

it would not be any fault of the NT Government if this does not go ahead. “Our local member, Lynne Walker, was also praised by Mr Mills for her continuing efforts to secure gas to Gove,” Mr Suter said. Mr Mills also said in his address to Parliament: “The solution to the future of the Gove plant has national implications as well as Territory-wide impacts, and I am pleased to report that the Commonwealth’s Export Finance and Insurance Corporation have been asked to prepare a report on the construction of a gas pipeline to Gove and that we have the ongoing support of Minister Martin Ferguson. “This agreement can only come about through the aggregation of existing and as yet untapped gas fields, a process which is well under way. “I recognise the work of Pacific Aluminium, ENI, Santos and other gas explorers to help progress this project. “I will leave no stone unturned in securing gas to Gove.” On a broader scale Rio Tinto plans to cut spending and make savings

worth billions of dollars in the next few years due to volatile market conditions, BusinessSpectator reports. In a release to the Australian Securities Exchange last Thursday, Rio said it aimed to reduce its operating and support costs by more than $A4.81 billion by the end of 2014. The group will also cut spending on exploration and evaluation projects by $A961.95 million over the remainder of 2012 and 2013. Capital expenditure on approved projects will taper off from their current levels in 2013. BusinessSpectator reported Rio warned that the short-term macro-economic outlook remains volatile, and says the

future of economic growth in the United States and Europe is still uncertain. The group said it was guardedly optimistic on China, with recent indicators suggesting early signs of recovery in the country. “Rio Tinto expects this to continue in 2013, leading to a slight rise in Chinese GDP growth to above eight per cent next year.” Rio chief executive Tom Albanese said the group is well positioned despite the challenges it sees in the global economy. “We are taking further tough action to roll back the unsustainable cost increases of the past few years and are maintaining a relentless focus on improving productivity,” he said.

Mandawuy Yunupingu calls for amendments to Constitution

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Arnhem Building & Consulting pty ltd Yothu Yindi’s lead singer Mandawuy Yunupingu and his old friend Federal Minister Peter Garrett at the 2012 ARIA Awards last week in Sydney. By MATT GARRICK at the ARIA Awards IN the early 1990s, lank rockand-roller Peter Garrett travelled to Yirrkala to help pen the lyrics to the iconic Yothu Yindi song, Treaty. In those days it seemed unlikely he would ever be on the same team as they who the lyrics railed against, those who the authors wanted the treaty offering equality for Aboriginals to be signed by the Federal Government. Nonetheless, life is stranger than fiction, and the now-Federal Minister for Education, Mr Garrett, was questioned at an ARIA Awards press conference featuring members of Yothu Yindi about how close the government was to materialising such a treaty. The press also quizzed him about if the country’s constitution

should be amended to properly recognise Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. “There are a lot of people, and I would include myself amongst them, who want to see us move forward, and properly accept and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this country,” Mr Garrett said. “And it’s a step-by-step process. “Sometimes you just need to find common ground across the Parliament, sometimes you need to move a little slowly. “But we need to get moving and I think we can and I hope that we will.” His comments came after a rousing speech during the ARIAs by Yothu Yindi lead singer Mandawuy Yunupingu, where he called on the Australian government to amend the constitution. Performer Dan Sultan, who

appeared onstage with Yothu Yindi on the night, backed Mr Yunupingu’s call. “Constitutional recognition is not a left or right wing issue. “It’s not a black and white political issue. “It’s just about what the right thing to do is. It’s about right and wrong,” said Mr Sultan. Back in Arnhem Land, Yirrkala has throughout modern history been known a place where Aboriginal people have strived for proper recognition and to have their voices heard. There have been defining moments such as the Yirrkala bark petition of 1963 - which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary next year - when 13 clan leaders from the Yolngu Region signed a piece of bark voicing their grievances with the government over mining on their sacred land.

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Fisherman to defy Marine Park boundaries << From Page 1 “Already Australia imports 70 per cent of its fish from overseas and often from countries with poor fishing management. “We are all about providing fresh, clean, sustainable produce for the domestic market so that people who can’t get out and catch their own still know they are getting quality.” Mr Davey said placing a Marine Park on a map does not necessarily mean the area will see more marine life, it may see less. Since the Barrier Reef became a

Park some 50 per cent of the reef has disappeared and it is feared it will be down to a quarter of its original size within the next decade. Mr Davey said the fishing industry was already having impositions placed on them in favour of the mining giants. “The Government totally supports off shore mining for oil and gas and has allowed these rigs to be built in the valuable fishing grounds of the north and then has imposed 50km exclusion zones around them.” Little consideration was given,

he said, to the economic benefit of fishing. For $1.5m worth of fish they pull from the sea there is $7m generated through businesses that uses the end product and supply the professional businesses. Although at sea for 10 months of the year they need to come ashore to restock their vessel with fuel and supplies. That too benefits the local communities where they call in, including Nhulunbuy. Much of their produce is shipped down to the east coast on the support ship, Kestrel, and fresh fish is also

provided to a number of businesses in East Arnhem. “I feel the professional fishing industry is the sacrificial prawn in the Marine Parks issue which supports the elitist recreational fishermen. “We do not fish waters around the Gove Harbour as we respect the fishermen who want to go out on their tinny for a few fish - we fish the open waters and respect the rights of others who fish them,” Mr Davey said. The Australian Marine Alliance

(AMA) CEO Dean Logan said earlier this year that it was worth noting that, at a time Minister Tony Burke and a US-based NGO environmentalists decimate the Australian fishing industry even further, not one, single prawn fisherman was left between Sydney and Eden (NSW). “What’s offensive is that fishing has not been proven to be an irreversible threat to the marine environment anywhere in Australia and not one species of fish has ever been fished to extinction,” Mr Logan said.

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GRAVE fears are held for a nine-year-old boy who disappeared on the weekend in an area where locals are known to have fed a crocodile in the past, according to Police. The boy was swimming with a group of people at Dhaniya (Cape Bradshaw) around noon

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on Saturday when he was attacked and, when adults in the group threw spears, the four-metre crocodile dragged the boy into deeper water. A helicopter joined the search on Monday. Shots were fired on Saturday afternoon as police and rangers tried to locate the croc, and on Sunday six officers in three boats continued the search without results and the situation regarding the search will be assessed daily. Some had camped at Dhaniya overnight in a further attempt to locate the croc. A number of residents in Nhulunbuy know to take particular care at Cape Bradshaw as is is

known as an area with a resident croc that is often fed by locals. Sergeant Alex Brennan, from Nhulunbuy Police, said there were about eight crocodiles in the area of which two were big enough to have taken the child. “The information I have is that there was an old crocodile that lived nearby and that locals have fed it in the past,” Sgt Brennan said. “I wouldn’t describe it as a pet.” He said the old crocodile could have taken the child but that police wouldn’t know until they found it. “It is a grim reminder that there are crocodiles in this area and care needs

to be taken around all waterways. “People need to remain vigilant and alert at all times.” He said it was a tragic time for the small community. Sgt Brennan said they had been working with Parks and Wildlife and the Rangers and extra police had come in from Darwin to assist in the search. A spokesman for a local Indigenous organisation said the more the croc is hunted, the more it will hide. “It needs to be left alone for it to resurface again,” he said. Just over two weeks ago, November 17, a seven-year-old girl was

taken at Gumarrirngbang Outstation by a three metre crocodile which was shot dead the next day. Human remains suspected of belonging to the girl were found inside. In the early 1970s, saltwater crocodiles were on the brink of extinction, with broad scale unmanaged hunting occurring throughout the Top End. In 1971, crocodiles were awarded full protection under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act which allowed for populations to recover. It is estimated there were only 3000 in the wild in the NT in 1970 and today their numbers are estimated in excess of 100,000.

Power and water services interupted POWER and water supplies were disrupted last week with a number of blackouts and total water restrictions Last Monday, November 26, there was a loss of power at Nhulunbuy and surrounding communities at about 11am. Power was restored at approximately 4pm. General Manager Gove Operations, Frank Willsdon, said they took immediate action to locate

and then rectify the problem. “Regular updates where provided to community residents,” he said. “The loss of power restricted the operation of the borefield and its pumping capacity thereby reducing water in the town water tanks. “To assist in conserving water a total water ban was imposed on the town and surrounding communities to ensure adequate

supply of water in the tanks for fire fighting. “Water in the tanks was replenished by Wednesday, November 28 and the total water ban was lifted.” There was also a power outage on Wednesday from about 10.30am to 1pm. “Pacific Aluminium apologise for any inconvenience community residents may have experienced during the power outage and water bans,” Mr Willsdon said.


Police destroy the evidence of MOs BY the time the Arafura Times goes to print this week, evidence will be destroyed by Police. Evidence that they participated in Movember that is. An intrepid band of officers based in Nhulunbuy joined thousands of men throughout the world to highlight men’s health issues, mainly prostate cancer and mental health. When the photo was taken some were already itching to attack their upper lip growths with a razor. Movember had over 142,000 Australian men raising the awareness of health issues relating to men and was started in Melbourne with 30 participants in 2003. The following year 450 men took part and raised $54,000 and last year 854,288 participants registered worldwide and raised $124M Since then it has grown internationally and the boys in blue were sure they were going to get involved again this year. Some were first timers and others had taken part before. They agreed raising money was important, however, making people aware of issues specific to men’s health was also a major part of why they were making the effort to take part.

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Spears, rocks thrown at the Groote Police POLICE in Alyangula were threatened with spears last Monday, November 26. A 24-year-old man was arrested at Umbakumba Community after he armed himself with several weapons and proceeded to throw rocks at Police vehicles. He threatened Police with a spear, and threw another spear at a Police vehicle, Senior Sergeant Antony Deutrom said. “Police would like to commend the community members of Umbakumba who assisted in disarming the offender and helping Police with a number of the arrests.” He was remanded to appear in Darwin’s Magistrate’s. Police also arrested and charged four men in relation to a series of unlawful entries in Alyangula. Snr Sgt Deutrom said the four men stole a Gemco Person Mover at 3.40am on Monday and proceeded to drive it to the Alyangula Recreation club and force their way through a fence. “The alleged offenders have smashed one of the windows of the bar and stolen around $1800 worth of liquor. They have then abandoned the people mover, stolen a Toyota Hilux utility and driven to the Alyangula Mini Mart and unsuccessfully tried to force their way into the premises. “The alleged offenders then proceeded onto the Angurugu Store, forced their way in, and stole food and cigarette lighters,” Snr Sgt Deutrom said. Four men aged 19, 21, 25 and 40 were arrested at Umbakumba Community. They have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlawful entry criminal damage, stealing, and possession and consuming supply liquor in an alcohol protected area. The four men will appear in Alyangula Court on December 12.

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LOCAL emergency services were called upon last week to assist an ill crew member from a ship travelling from Malaysia to Sydney. Nhulunbuy members were advised by RCC Canberra that the 209m container ship CSCC Santiagohas had an ill crew member on board requiring medical treatment. The ship was directed to travel to Gove for assistance which was provided by the Port captain, pilot boat, Nhulunbuy Police and St John Ambulance who assisted with the extraction and transfer of the ill crew member from the ship to Gove District Hospital from medical attention. The 28-year-old man from the Phillipines was taken from the ship at 5.30am on Sunday, November 25, and was taken by ambulance to Gove District Hospital for assessment. Office-in-Charge of Nhulunbuy Police Brendan Muldoon said Acting Sergeant Andy Magrath, the Port staff under the leadership of Port Captain Vikas Bangia, pilot boat captain Thejs Pedersen, AUSSAR and SJA supervisor arranged to attend the designated anchor point about 2.4km off Gove Harbour at first light to convey the man back to port. The patient was treated at GDH before being transferred to Royal Darwin Hospital. He has since been transferred to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide.

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LEFT: The Yellow boat in Gove Harbour.

INSET: Robert Pennicott in Gove last year

RIGHT: Time out at Gove in their Yellow Boat journey in 2011.

Gove visit among the travels of the Traveller of the Year NATIONAL Geographic last week named Robert Pennicott as a Traveller of the Year for 2012. Mr Pennicott, founder of cruise business Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, called in to Gove in June last year on his around Australia trip in his Yellow Boat. He has been recognised for his unique connection with travel - as an entrepreneur, ecotourism operator, adventurer, environmentalist and philanthropist. Philanthropy has always been a

key part of Mr Pennicott’s business philosophy. Each year, he donates at least 25 per cent of his net profits to charity and conservation. In 2011 he led the first-ever circumnavigation of Australia in an outboard-driven boat when he and his operations manager Mick Souter skippered two 5.4m yellow dinghy-sized rigid inflatable boats, travelling more than 20,000 km in 101 days. Their journey, Follow The Yellow

Boat Road raised over $290,000 for conservation and to help Rotary in their global fight to eradicate Polio from the world. “We sifted through hundreds of nominations to pick world-shaking people on innovative missions,” said George Stone, contributing editor of National Geographic Traveler. “Each of these dedicated voluntourists, green-minded adventurers and culture-embracing pilgrims reminds us that we have the power to reach beyond the bubble of our daily

lives, learn from locals in far-flung places and make a difference both around the world and in our own neighbourhoods.” In 1999 Robert founded Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, showcasing the spectacular coastal scenery, geology and wildlife of southern Tasmania. Since then, his award winning Bruny Island Cruises and Tasman Island Cruises have impressed and delighted more than 300,000 guests. The custom-built yellow boats

provide an unequalled cruising experience, taking guests inside sea caves, up to blowholes and beneath the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. They enjoy close encounters with abundant wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and seabirds. The December 2012 / January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveller magazine will feature Mr Pennicott and his fellow Travellers of the Year when it is released on December 4.

Uncertain times ahead for local government, says Walker THE future of shires and local government across the Territory is now more unclear than ever, according to Shadow Minister for Local Government Lynne Walker (left). Mrs Walker said the mixed messages coming out of the CLP Government is putting services and jobs in the bush at risk. “The CLP Government continue to send mixed messages about the future of shire councils, offering no real alternatives and creating more uncertainty about the future of jobs and services in the bush for Indigenous Territorians,” Ms Walker said. “(Chief Minister) Terry Mills says the shires are not working and, after discussing with the land councils, shires will be replaced by local decision making. “But then Adam Giles (right), the Minister responsible for Local Government, has told media

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that ‘we used to have a large number of small councils in communities and I can say categorically we won’t go back to that’. “The only certainty is that local governments across the Territory will have to pay massive increases in power and water. “Municipal councils are already announcing rate increases to help meet huge price increases for power and water thanks to the CLP Government.” Mrs Walker said: “In the bush local government has limited ability to increase rates, so they will be forced to look at cuts in jobs and services” “The CLP promised to improve services in the bush for Indigenous Territorians as one of their highest priorities. “Shires are now in an even tougher position with more pressure on their limited budgets, uncertainty for shire workers and no clear direction on where their future lies.”

Soft drinks increase cancer risk in men: Study MEN who consumed 300ml of a sugary soft drink a day appeared to raise their odds of succumbing to faster growing forms of the disease, according to a 15-year study, the telegraph. reports The sugar in the drinks is believed to release insulin, which feeds tumours. The study, carried out by Swedish scientists and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, tracked the health of more than 8000 men aged 45 to 73 for an average of 15 years. All were in good health when the study began, and were asked about what they liked to eat and drink. Those who drank more sugary drinks were more likely to have been diagnosed with prostate cancer by the end of the study. Isabel Drake, a researcher at Lund University, said: “Among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 per cent.” Large amounts of rice, pasta, cakes, biscuits and sugary breakfast cereals were also linked with a less serious form of the disease. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and about 36,000 are diagnosed with the disease in the UK each year. It accounts for a quarter of all newly diagnosed cases of cancer in men but most cases develop in those aged 70 or older. The scientists who carried out the study said that, while

genetics were more important in determining the likelihood of developing prostate cancer than was the case with many other cancers, diet did seem to be important. More research was needed to confirm the link with fizzy drinks but there were already “plenty of reasons” to cut back on them, they said. But Dr Iain Frame, director of research at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We cannot be certain whether any particular dietary pattern has a significant impact on a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer, but it is highly unlikely that any single food source will lead to an increased chance of developing the disease.” Fizzy drinks have previously been linked to a range of ills, including aggression in teenagers, the risk of dying of a stroke, long-term liver damage and premature ageing.


LEFT: Dave Suter with the plane that was finally returned to Gove. RIGHT: Dave Suter from the Historical Society. BELOW RIGHT: View from the Control Tower.

Ventura Bomber returned to its ‘home’ in Gove By HAYLEY PALAZZI

THE remains of the only Lockheed Ventura A59-73 plane left in Australia to have seen active service during WWII is back home. The aircraft was rescued from the scrap heap by the Arnhem Land Historical Society when the RAAF 13 Squadron in Darwin failed in their promise to restore the plane after 17 years. “It is very disappointing that the RAAF and Squadron 13 cannot assist with the restoration of this aircraft,” said long-term AHS volunteer David Suter. “It’s taken volunteers years of lobbying and waiting only to discover that restoration will not be happening. “We have to accept that RAAF personnel and financial resources have changed since the initial commitment to restore the aircraft was made in 1995. “It is a great loss to the historical record of the region, but, when the aircraft looked like it was going to be scrapped, we wanted to get it back.” The American-built Ventura was based in Gove during WWII and has

a colourful history. It arrived in Australia in March, 1944, and in May the same year it was allotted to the 13 Squadron. In June, 1944, it ran through a fence in Maryborough, Queensland, and it is thought it was on a ‘ferry flight’ to Gove at the time. The records are sketchy but it is known that the plane arrived in Gove early 1945 and was allocated code sign SF-O; SF being the 13 Squadron code and the aircraft “O” for Oscar. Later in 1945 the plane undertook armed reconnaissance missions to the Aru Islands and Jamdena Island in Indonesia. In August,1945, Flight Sergeant John Donaldson Mayo was testing an electrically driven fuel transfer pump when the petrol ignited and the aircraft caught fire. With complete disregard for his own safety, he removed the burning petrol and extinguished the fire. He received severe burns and got a ‘Mention in Dispatches’ award. The aircraft was then stripped of all useful parts and left behind when 13 Squadron hurriedly moved to Labuan, Malaysia, in August of the

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same year. The plane remained at the Gove Airport precinct as part of WWII memorabilia display under the custodianship of the AHS but the aluminium structure fell into a state of disrepair as the years passed and corrosion and vandalism took a toll. In 1995, the aircraft was transported from Gove to Darwin after an offer from the 13 Squadron to rebuild and restore the aircraft as a training exercise for the Squadron and as a community service for the people of Nhulunbuy. The vision was that the aircraft would be returned to the AHS to form the centre-piece of a regional museum.

Unclaimed container deposits total millions Kelsall Art Graham Gordon ScobieWebb was born on November 16 at 9:42am. He weighed 4110 gms (nine pounds one ounce) and was 52cm long. He is the second child for Alicia and Tim, and a brother for Marlah. Kelsall is the second grandchild for Alison and Graham Scobie and the eighth grandchild for Joan and Gordon Webb.

MILLIONS of dollars in unredeemed container deposits from the Northern Territory are flowing to the beverage industry. The industry, which fought the introduction of the Territory’s container deposit scheme, made more than $5 million from it in the first six months of operation. A report on the Territory’s container deposit scheme shows that 70 million approved containers were sold from January to June. Only 18 million of these containers were redeemed for deposit money. That means at least $5.2 million in uncollected deposits went back to the beverage industry.

The project never really got underway due to budget cuts and changes in management, and, despite every effort from the AHS members, the plane was not restored to its former glory. When the plane was scheduled for disposal earlier this year the AHS quickly moved to have the plane returned to Nhulunbuy and applied to have it ‘gifted’ by the Commonwealth, since it was still the property of the RAAF. The RAAF 13 Squadron, based in Darwin, transported the Ventura home using its own resources as well as help from Nhulunbuy Freight Services to truck it back to Nhulunbuy.

Qbirt Civil Construction donated the use of their crane to unload it. The Ventura is back where it started, at the Gove Airport precinct where it is on display in the AHS compound at the old control tower. The RAAF 13 Squadron has offered to fund the placement of a plaque and signage acknowledging the aircraft’s historical significance. Member for Lingiara Warren Snowdon will be officially handing over the plane to AHS at a community ceremony early in the New Year. Anyone interested in donating time or artefacts to the Arnhem Land Historical Society can contact David Suter (0419 739 000).

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DECEMBER Fri 7. Charles Darwin University presentation including presentation of Adrian Wagg Award at the town hall. Sat 8. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Gove Squash Club. Sat 8. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Members Christmas Party and Annual Awards. Sat 8. CrossFit Lat12 Event, Gove Aquatic Centre. 5.15am Race briefing. 5.30am Tri 1 - 600 m swim, 20 km bike & 5 km run. 5.45am Tri 2 - 300 m swim, 10 km bike & 2.5 km run. Kids Events and CrossFit Lat12 Events after Triathlon. Sun 9. Inflatable up at the Gove Aquatic Centre from 2pm - 5pm. Sun 9. Giant Water slide as a fundraiser for the Junior Golf. Sausage sizzle, icy cups, lolly bags, face painting and raffle. Gold Coin donation. NB The Golf Club is a licensed premises and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Mon 10. Nhulunbuy Primary School - Christmas Concert. Fri 14. NPS Last day of school. Fri 14. CrossFit Lat12 End of Year Bash. Sun 16. Inflatable up at the Gove Aquatic Centre from 2pm - 5pm. Sun 16. Family Christmas Party at the Gove Boat Club from Noon. Guest appearance from Santa with lollies for the kids. Free sausage sizzle for lunch, icy poles for kids. Sun 16. The Combined Churches presents Christmas Carols at the Nhulunbuy Christian College from 6.30pm. Sausages, drinks and electric candles available on the night. Tue 18. Christmas characters - Nhulunbuy Community Library School Holiday activities start at 10am. Open to children six and above. Children under eight must be accompanied by a parent. Bookings essential phone 8987 0860. Thu 20. Christmas Characters - Nhulunbuy Community Library School Holiday activities start at 10am. Open to children six and above. Children under eight must be accompanied by a parent. Bookings essential phone 8987 0860.

JANUARY Thu 3. Strange Science - Nhulunbuy Community Library School Holiday activities start at 10am. Open to children six and above. Children under eight must be accompanied by a parent. Bookings essential phone 8987 0860. Tue 8. Origami Zoo - Nhulunbuy Community Library School Holiday activities start at 10am. Open to children six and above. Children under eight must be accompanied by a parent. Bookings essential phone 8987 0860. Thu 10. Origami Zoo - Nhulunbuy Community Library School Holiday activities start at 10am. Open to children six and above. Children under eight must be accompanied by a parent. Bookings essential phone 8987 0860.

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 letters to the editor Thanks for thorough, professional attention I WOULD like to express my sincere thanks to the Gove Rescue Services and the Gove Hospital for the thorough and professional attention given to me following my recent boating mishap whilst taking part in the Gove Game Classic. The high level of care provided by all concerned was a credit to their commitment to their duties. Thank you also to the members of the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club who were so kind in giving their assistance. After being a part of the Classic for several years now, this will surely go down as the most memorable, though I would have preferred to remember it for the big Black Marlin I had intended tagging. Malcolm McIntosh, Alice Springs.

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Movember makes a difference AFTER 30 hair-raising days, Movember has drawn to a close for another year. What started out as a joke between two Melbourne mates nine years ago has become a world-wide phenomenon, with 1.1 million people in more than 20 countries participating this year. beyondblue along with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia are the proud beneficiaries of Movember and I would like to thank the thousands of Australian Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who have again raised millions of dollars for men’s health. The simple act of growing a moustache for a month has helped save

countless lives by raising awareness around men’s health issues - particularly depression and prostate cancer. Untreated depression is a major risk factor for suicide and if you don’t know the symptoms, and don’t get diagnosed, then you won’t get treatment that will help you recover. This year beyondblue used some of its Movember donations to fund several ground breaking research projects including an investigation into how positive self-help strategies can prevent depression and suicide. There are many men’s health programs, beyondblue would not have been able to fund and implement without the

support of the hairy Mo Bros and the Mo Sistas. Again, I would like to thank everyone who participated in Movember this year and to all of those people who generously donated to them. Together, we really are changing the face of men’s health. Yours sincerely, Kate Carnell AO (pictured above) beyondblue

CLP shelves Gove patient accommodation PLANS to build a 12-bed patient accommodation unit (a ‘medi-hotel’) for patients from remote communities at Gove Hospital have been halted, thanks to the new CLP government. Health Minister Dave Tollner announced in parliament last week that he had “put a stop to it” on the strength that the promised $5.8 million federally funded facility could not be supported by the NT Government with operational costs. Mr Tollner clearly does not understand the need for such a facility which would provide basic, comfortable and secure accommodation for patients having to travel in from communities to access services and who may require overnight accommodation but are not sick, per se. Pregnant women from Homelands and communities, who are required to arrive at GDH a few weeks out from their expected delivery date, would also utilise such a facility. Mr Tollner having explained what a medi-

hotel is during question Having received complaints over the years from locals who have been time then went on to say: shocked by the deplorable state of ”It is also a hotel for longthe old quarters, I know that people grassers without a home, and for relatives and escorts from this region welcome a new, of people in hospital. It all modern facility and look forward to its opening. sounds quite wonderful”. Mr Tollner has complained that How offensive these taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay the remarks are! He dismissed the need Electoral News $5.5 million annual operating costs for such a facility: “There by NT Member for Nhulunbuy and perform the role of ‘hotelier’. is already a hotel in Gove; Clearly he has no idea how tough LYNNE WALKER it is for people form regions like our it is called the Walkabout Hotel, and there are other accommodation who have to travel to Darwin for treatment centres there.” and somehow find the money for a hotel room Clearly Mr Tollner has no understanding with an allowance of just $35 a night. of why this purpose-built facility is important The final parliamentary sittings week will see the mini-budget handed down with more within a medical but also cultural context. He also questioned the need for the pain anticipated, including strong rumour of recently completed $18.6 medi-hotel at vehicle registrations to rise by 15 per cent. A bit rich from the CLP whose election the Royal Darwin Hospital which provides accommodation for people from outside platform was all about reducing the cost of living. Darwin.

Wild About Gove

These photos are of a kingfisher that flew into a window of a home in town. He was a bit dazzed for a bit but flew eventually flew off. These photos were taken by Ashleigh Ogg aged 12. Have you been out and about around Gove and taken some special shots you would like to share? Please send to as jpegs for inclusion in Wild About Gove. All photographs remain copyright of the photographer

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Every day is a new adventure in Gove

ABOVE and BELOW: Samples of what might be a new species of fish found in Kakadu.

New fish species in Kakadu

KAKADU’s research partnerships continue to pay off - a monitoring mission has just discovered what may be new species of fish, Parks Australia reports. The scientists spent a fortnight on the South Alligator River as part of the National Environment Research EVERYDAY is a new adventure and even in the course of working you can be treated to special moments. Last Friday I was waiting to be picked up at the boat ramp and spotted some dolphins in Gove Harbour. What a treat when one of them jumped and I actually

Program - where they discovered what they believe may be a new species of threadfin salmon, and the possibility of new species of tongue soles. The next step is to do the taxonomic work to confirm the finds are new to science.

managed to get a couple of shots before it landed with a big splash. I watched for a little longer and there were no more jumps . . . just in the right place - right time. - MARJO HALLOWELL.

Diabetes among Indigenous Australians is at crisis point By NEALE COHEN General Manager Diabetes Services, BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute DIABETES rates in Australia are high, but its prevalence in the Indigenous population is between three and four times higher than the rest of the population. And we are fast running out of time to stop this disease from creating a national disaster. Complications of diabetes include heart, eye, foot and kidney disease - and the complication rates in the Indigenous population are amongst the highest in the world. Kidney failure is one of the most devastating and it’s associated with very high mortality rates. The risk of kidney failure among Indigenous people with diabetes is 10 times higher than in non-Indigenous people with the disease. The higher rate of diabetes in the Indigenous population results from genetics, poverty and the lack of education and resources within this population, particularly in remote communities. Kidney dialysis is the only way to treat the failure of the organ and it requires patients to attend a dialysis unit on a regular basis. Alice Springs has the unenviable reputation of hosting the largest kidney dialysis unit in the southern hemisphere. There are also a few small dialysis units in remote towns in the Northern Territory, but the number of patients needing dialysis is on the rise. Dialysis often requires

displacement from family, particularly for those living remotely. And many die while waiting for dialysis, or after finding the daily visits to a dialysis unit impossible to manage. It’s little wonder then that resourcing Indigenous health generally and that of people with diabetes in particular is emerging as one of Australia’s most urgent health concerns. Despite our best efforts, diabetes is still on the rise and we are seeing many new cases and complications at a younger age. Of great concern is the nature of diabetes in this population - it appears to be more aggressive and more resistant to conventional therapies. Complex treatment regimes are often needed but even they are rarely successful. Compliance with regular medications, such as once or twice daily insulin injections, and multiple tablets is very challenging, particularly in remote communities. Seemingly simple issues such as regular meals, storage of insulin and tablets, and disposal of needles are not simple in outreach communities where priorities are more focused on acute health problems and dayto-day social issues. Home monitoring of blood glucose is critical for patients requiring insulin and other complex treatments - but this is not possible for most. In my travels to remote

settlements, I have seen children as young as 12 with type 2 diabetes (usually this is called mature onset diabetes occurring in older age groups). More worrying is the age of patients developing early kidney complications. I know of one young man aged 16 who already has signs of significant kidney disease and will no doubt head towards dialysis and death in the next 10 to 15 years. I have seen a young mother in her 30s progress from normal kidney function to kidney failure in five years. She now faces the prospect of life on dialysis. Many of my patients live with blood glucose levels in the 20 to 30 range (compared to a normal range of four to six), continuously without feeling too unwell. The long-term personal, social and economic consequences of this are, of course, devastating. There’s a tsunami of kidney failure and other complications heading our way with many people having signs of early kidney damage, eye damage and heart disease. All these are associated with very poor control of their diabetes. We have now reached a crisis point for the devastating effects of diabetes on Indigenous health. And while treatment of chronic disease in remote communities is challenging and complex, we must not be deterred. Tiny clinics in remote towns need staff devoted to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications. And communities need assistance at every level with the day-to-day management of this very complex disease.

Education and health promotion are critical in the long term but their health benefits may take decades. Clearly, we don’t have that sort of time. An emphatic response, firmly grounded in equity, compassion and human rights is needed to turn the tide of what will soon become a national disaster.

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arafura dance end-of-year performance PARENTS and friends of more than 200 dancers enjoyed the end-of-year performance of the Arafura Dance Association’s students. From tiny tots to adults the program was packed with some excellent performances. A huge amount of work had obviously gone into the preparations as tiny tots stepped out to Bear Necessities closly following their instructors.


Interesting combinations had Highland Dancers performing to the Star Wars theme and different classes were brilliantly merged for some unusual combinations. The year’s work had once more been showcased to its audience to rounds of applause. The concerts were held at the Town Hall on Friday and Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoon.

ABOVE: Just Dance - Jazz test 2.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Tap PS.

BELOW: You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Tap PS.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Tap PS smiling throughout the performance.

ABOVE: Isn’t She Lovely -Ballet PS 1 and 2.. RIGHT: Aren’t they Lovely?

ABOVE: Bear Necessities - intro to dance 1 and 2.

If I Had A Golden Umbrella - Ballet Test 3. If I Had A Golden Umbrella - Ballet Test 3.

RIGHT: You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Tap PS.

If I Had A Golden Umbrella - Ballet Test 3.

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BELOW: Take me to Rio.

arafura dance end-of-year performance


ABOVE: Interesting combinations made for some excellent performances. BELOW: Beat It- Hip Hop level 5.

ABOVE: Some tiny Highland Dancers. BELOW: Ballet Gold in Heather and Hail.

Tap dancers - I’ve Been Working Hard.

ABOVE: Remember the Time - Hip Hop Level 3 and 4. BELOW LEFT: Broadsword Tatoo - Hanna Devon. BELOW RIGHT: Broadsword Tattoo - Chloe Gronn.

Heather and Hail - Ballet and Highland dancers combine for a fabulous piece.

Smooth Criminal - Hip Hop Level 6.

Star Wars - Highland Intermediate and Senior.

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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 Big Brother Confidential 8:00 AFP 9:00 Inside 10:00 Australian Families Of Crime: Blood Brothers - Murphys, Murdoch And Travers - John Travers and Mick Murdoch were only boys when they cut their wrists and mingled their blood in a pact of loyalty establishing them as two of the nation’s most despised killers. 11:00 TBA 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Alive And Cooking 3:30 National Early Morning News / 4:00 Today

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary 11:00 Photo Finish 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Movie: “Three Men In A Boat” (G) 2:00 The Forsyte Saga 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Poh’s Kitchen On The Road 6:00 Lost Gardens: Penjerrick 6:50 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 Moone Boy: Martin decides to become an altar boy and is indoctrinated into a group of very cool and corrupt young Catholics. When his sister Fidelma falls for the group’s crooked leader, Martin must face a decision. 8:30 New Tricks: McAndrew and Standing are sent to Scotland for a week to help Glasgow Police establish a new UCOS section. While there they find themselves caught up in a cold case from 1993. 9:30 Waking The Dead 10:25 ABC News: Late Edition 10:35 TBA 11:30 My Family: He’s Just Not That Into Ben - Ben goes clubbing with his recently ‘out’ son Michael, but soon finds himself more than slightly out of his depth. 12:00 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 1:30 Days Of our Lives 2:30 Extra 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Precious Fragmentation - When the guys find a rare movie prop ring from The Lord of the Rings at a garage sale, it threatens to tear them apart - forcing them to choose the ring or their friendship. 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Pants Alternative - Sheldon’s friends come to his aid when his fear of public speaking stands between him and a coveted award. 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 10:00 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Cedar Boys” (M) - A young Lebanese-Australian panel-beater, struggling to realise his dreams, is offered a chance to set himself up for life. All he has to do is follow a plan to outsmart the cops and a gang of serious criminals. He wants the prize.. but is he ready to pay the price? 2:00 The Baron 3:00 Danoz 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 10:30 2012 Australian Open Golf 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News at 4.00 4:30 TBA 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8:00 TBA 10:00 I Shouldn’t Be Alive: Hike Into Hell Canyon 11:10 That ‘70s Show: Christmas - The cheerleaders kick Jackie off the squad, so she invites the gang to the dance to give her popularity a boost. 11:40 Grey’s Anatomy: Kung Fu Fighting - Christina and Izzie heatedly compete for the same surgeries and the favour of the doctor performing them. 12:40 Desperate Housewives: Now I Know, Don’t Be Scared - Susan is faced with a skeleton from Mike’s past. Danielle goes into labour in the middle of a party. Will their secret finally come out? 1:40 House Calls To The Rescue 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Disable Bodied Sailors 2:00 Comedy School 2:30 Living Black 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Living Goddess 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Trevor McDonald: Mighty Mississippi 8:35 Martin Luther King: The Assassination Tapes 9:30 As It Happened: Churchill’s Traitors 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “The Final Gaze” (M a,n,l) In Spanish. The parallel lives of two very different people converge to reveal an unlikely bond in this bittersweet drama. A depressed Mexican artist suffering from a rare degenerative eye condition finds reason to go on thanks to his friendship with a nun and later the young maid at a local brothel. 1:30 Kurt Wallander: “Castles in the Sky” (M a,l,n) In Swedish. Kurt Wallander and his team are stumped when they find an old man, Greger Stehn, dead due to poisoning. It appears that Stehn, who looked like a vagrant, was in fact very wealthy. Two suspects emerge, a bank manager and a plastic surgeon. 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:00 Rage (PG) 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Eggheads 12:30 Basketball: WNBL: Sydney Vs Canberra 1:30 Football: W- League: Brisbane Vs Perth 2:30 From The Heart: Kakadu National Park 3:00 NTAFL: Palmerston Vs Waratah 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin - Dr Martin Ellingham is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson, is about to change their lives dramatically. 8:20 Young James Herriot - When a farm is threatened by a deadly disease, James must put aside his prejudices to reunite the family that owns it. 9:20 Upstairs Downstairs - There is no sign of a thaw in relations between Lady Agnes and Maud; the servants are intrigued by the new maid; and Lady Persie embarks on a dangerous flirtation. 10:20 Silent Witness: Voids Part 2 11:15 Waking The Dead: The Fall Part 2 12:10 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Dogstar 10:00 Wakkaville 10:30 Pixel Pinkie 11:00 Dennis & Gnasher 11:30 Lockie Leonard 12:00 Stormworld 12:30 Pyramid 1:00 International Cycling Granc Prix 3:00 The Middle 3:30 Australia’s Last Frontier 4:00 The Garden Guru’s 4:30 South Aussie With Cosi - Join Andrew “Cosi” Costello as he takes you around regional South Australia with a focus on budget travel. From the Murray River to the Flinders Ranges, this show is all about budget travel that’s affordable for all the family. 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Austalia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 11:20 Movie: “The Gauntlet” (M) - Clint Eastwood stars as an Arizona cop who is selected to go to Las Vegas to escort a hooker, marked for death by the mob, back to Phoenix as a potential trial witness. 1:20 Movie: “Plenty” - Based on David Hare’s play about a British woman who experiences her finest hours during World War II, working for the underground - but never finds fulfilment in the rest of her life. 3:30 Danoz Direct 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 10:30 2012 Australian Open Golf 4:00 Hart Of The Barbecue 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender - Dean Miller and his team cover the length and breadth of Queensland with great suggestions for weekends, short breaks and holidays. 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 10:50 Celebrity Juice - Keith Lemon hosts this hilarious celebrity panel show, where guests are quizzed on their knowledge of their peers. Tonight, Louie Spence, Brooke Vincent, Rufus Hound and Stacey Solomon join the panel. 11:30 Movie: “Devil’s Mistress” (M a,v,s) - Set against the English Civil War, a seventeen-year-old girl abandons her loyalty to the Royal Family following the execution of her childhood sweetheart and first husband 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Beyond Tomorrow

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Following Fryderyk Chopin 1:30 The Outstretched Hand 2:25 Eames: The Architect and the Painter 4:00 Photo: Staged Photography 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Fiona Bruce 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Amazon with Bruce Parry 8:30 Hunted: Hourglass 9:30 Real Humans - Trust No One - In this episode, a double murder is discovered in the old house where the rogue hubots charged their batteries and the police take up the hunt for the perpetrators. Inger has trouble accepting Anita, while at the same time money starts disappearing around the house. 10:40 Movie: “Kamui” (MA v) In Japanese. Once a powerful ninja, Kamui decides to walk away from his violent ways and seek a peaceful life. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a fisherman who shares the former ninja’s sense of honour. They become good friends, and life at the seaside seems idyllic. But one day, a band of pirates arrive… It seems that Kamui’s past life is catching up to him. Now he must draw upon his shadowy arts if he hopes to escape with his life. 12:50 Anatomy For Beginners: Movement 1:50 Dave in the Life: Shock Jock 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Weekend Breakfast 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Advent No 2 Cambridge 12:00 Travel Oz 12:30 Young James Herriot 1:00 Travel Oz 1:30 Young James Herriot 1:30 Hockey: Champions Trophy 2012 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Manor Reborn - Four part series, where a team of historians, experts and volunteers reinterpret 500-year-old Avebury Manor in the UK, putting the house into a national and historic perspective. 8:30 The Pillars Of The Earth - Four-part drama series based on the best-selling novel by Ken Follett. Set in the 12th century against the backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tear lives and families apart. 10:15 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present 12:05 Movie: “10 Rillington Place” (M a,v) - The horrifying true account of John Reginald Christie, whose crimes and subsequent trial summarily ended capital punishment in Britain. 1:50 Movie: “Let No Man Write My Epitaph” ( M l,d,n,s,v) - The residents of a New York tenement building band together to ensure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father’s the electric chair. 3:35 Rage 4:00 The New Inventors

5:30 Melbourne Zoo Celebrates 150 years 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Dogstar 10:00 Wakkaville 10:30 Dennis & Gnasher 11:00 Pyramid 11:30 Australian Fishing Championships 12:00 International Cycling Grand Prix 2:00 The Middle 2:30 Lockie Leonard 3:00 Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas Baby 4:00 Manly Surf 4:30 National News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:30 Nine News Saturday 6:00 Christmas With The Australian Women’s Weekly 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: Ruby Slippers - Jane and the CBI investigate the death of a man whose charred body is found outside a cabaret where female impersonators perform. Among the top suspects: a list of people who had been bullying the victim. 9:00 TBA 10:00 TBA 11:00 Southland: Fallout 12:00 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Phineas And Ferb 6:00 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 10:30 2012 Australian Open Golf 3:30 Kochie’s Business Builders 4:00 The Great Outdoors 4:30 Drive Thru Australia 5:00 Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Sunday Night 7:00 TBA 8:00 Bones: The Bullet In The Brain - The city anxiously anticipates the arrival of ‘The Gravedigger’ for her final appeal after being sentenced to death for a series of cold-blooded crimes. However, when a bullet is fired at the killer, the team must piece together the sniper’s precise location as well as identify the suspect and his motives 9:00 TBA 10:00 Law & Order: LA 11:00 Parking Wars 11:30 Movie: “The Great Outdoors” (PG) 1:20 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 Football Asia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Liberal Rule: Fortunes Of War 3:30 Trawlermen 4:30 ADbc 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Date with the Dragon 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Egypt: What Lies Beneath? 9:10 Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: The Story Of Everything 10:05 Death Row: Linda Carty - In this episode, Herzog talks to Linda Carty, one of only 10 women on death row in Texas. Carty was convicted of murdering 25 year old Joana Rodrigues and stealing her 4 day old child. The young mother was found dead in the trunk of a car, with the infant barely alive nearby. 11:05 Movie: “Shadows of Time”(M a,l) In Bengali. Follows the love story of Ravi and Masha, spanning 60 years, and beginning when they are children in India sold into labour by their parents. 1:00 Movie: “Brothers” (MA a,v) - In Danish. Black sheep of the family, Jannik, comforts the wife and children of his more successful older brother, Michael, after he goes missing in Afghanistan. When Michael comes home, traumatised by being held prisoner in the mountains, nothing is the same. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:30 Art Nation 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Gallipoli Submarine 11:00 Best Of Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Manor Reborn 1:30 Meerkat Manor 2:00 The Forsyte Saga 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Poh’s Kitchen On The Road 6:00 Restoration Man: Ice House 6:50 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Family Confidential: The Holmes a Courts 8:30 Country House Rescue: Tapeley Park 9:15 Dream Build 9:30 Fake Or Fortune? 10:30 ABC News 10:40 Gandhi: The Rise To Fame 11:35 The Kennedys 12:20 For The Bible Tells Me So - Looks at Christianity’s approach to homosexuality through the experiences of five very American, very Christian, very ‘normal’ families that have raised a gay child. 2:00 Movie: “King Kong” (PG) 3:40 Rage 4:00 Movie: “Beat The Devil” (PG) 5:30 Eggheads

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 Yamba’s Playtime 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Plimpton Stimulation 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Staircase Implementation - Leonard tells Penny the story of how he met Sheldon for the first time... and what happened to the elevator. 8:00 The Mentalist: So Long, And Thanks For All The Red Snapper - Lisbon encounters her ex-fiancé while investigating a surfer’s homicide. Meanwhile, Cho has doubts about continuing his romance with Summer. 9:00 House Husbands 10:00 Harry’s Law: American Girl 11:00 Nikita: Clawback 12:00 The Avengers: Something Nasty In The Nursery 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: “All American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story ” (M) 1:30 Today Tonight 2:00 Medical Rookies 2:30 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 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 Better Homes And Gardens 7:00 TBA 8:00 Castle: Eye Of The Beholder / Demons - Castle & Beckett work a murder case around the theft of a valuable sculpture. A smart, sexy insurance investigator joins Castle & Beckett in the investigation, but she also has her eyes set on Castle, all the while hiding a very important secret from the team. 10:00 The Amazing Race 11:00 Whitney 11:30 Grey’s Anatomy: Physical Attraction 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 The Real Seachange 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: “The Result Of Love” (M a,n,l) 2:40 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize 2:50 Haram 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Global Village: Visions of Puerto Rico 6:00 Food Safari: Greek 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Waterslide Wipeout 8:30 Derren Brown: The Experiments: Gameshow 9:30 This is England ‘88 - It’s Christmas Day. Shaun has messed up big time and it’s hit him hard. The gang is getting merry until they bump head first into Woody and Jennifer. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: Ghost in the Machine (PG) Lonely Noreen daydreams of being whisked away by a square-jawed cowboy, but her reality is far more mundane. She lives virtually enslaved on the family farm in the North of England, with only her father’s demeaning comments about her weight as company. So it’s no wonder that she pays attention to the first thing that’s ever shown her any kindness, even if it is an abandoned 60 yearold talking tractor. 1:00 South Park 1:30 South Park 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Fake Or Fortune? 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Restoration Man 1:30 Compass 2:00 The Forsyte Saga 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Poh’s Kitchen 6:00 Time Team America: Range Creek 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Grumpy Guide To...: Work 8:30 Nigellissima Christmas Special 9:30 Catherine Tate Christmas Special: Nan’s Christmas Carol 10:20 ABC News 10:35 Phil Jupitus Quadrophobia 11:25 TBA 12:05 Movie: “Slaughter On Tenth Avenue” (PG) - An assistant district attorney runs into formidable obstacles when he tries to get the goods on waterfront hoodlums 1:45 Big Ideas Sampler: Roman Krznaric: 6 Habits of Highly Empathetic People 2:00 Basketball: WNBL: Sydney Vs Canberra 4:00 Movie: “None Shall Escape” (M v) 5:25 Gardening Australia: Shorts 5:30 Eggheads

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 Yamba’s Playtime 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Lunar Excitation 7:00 TBA 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Hawking Excitation 8:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Disappearing Bed 9:00 Two And A Half Men: I Changed My Mind About Milk 9:30 Mike & Molly: Valentine Piggyback 10:00 Survivor: Phillipines 11:00 Weeds: Glue - Nancy, Andy and Cesar team up to look for Esteban when he goes missing. Meanwhile, Dean and Doug start their scheme of revenge against Celia, while Silas and Shane develop a need to protect their new stepsister. 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz Direct 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: “Crimes Of Passion: Voice From The Grave ” (M v) 1:30 Today Tonight 2:00 Medical Rookies 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 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 Better Homes And Gardens 7:00 Once Upon A Time: Tallahassee - With the hopes of finding a magical compass that could help her and Mary Margaret get back to Storybrooke, Emma takes a journey with a not too trustworthy Captain Hook up a treacherous beanstalk in an attempt to steal the item from a murderous giant. 8:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Love Turns You Upside Down 9:00 TBA 10:00 Four Weddings 11:00 I Just Want My Pants Back: Blackout - It’s the hottest, sweatiest day of the year, and Tina’s new friend Ness - who clearly has a thing for Jason - invites the gang to a party way out in Bushwick. 11:30 Desperate Housewives 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 Celtic Thunder: Christmas 2:05 Dvorak’s Te Deum 2:30 Inside Overture 1812 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of Puerto Rico 6:00 Food Safari: Chinese 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Finding Your Roots: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick 8:30 The Truth About Exercise 9:30 The Real CSI 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “The Life I Want” )M l) In Italian. A relationship develops between seasoned actor Stefano and his young ambitious co-star, Laura, when they are cast as the two leads in a romance film. Stefano must deal with his mounting jealousy when Laura’s career begins to take off. 1:15 Mad Men: The Mountain King - Tonight, Don drops off the Sterling Cooper radar and visits the wife of the man whose identity he stole. Back at the office, Bert and Roger consider the merger offer, Peggy makes a play for a real office, and Peter loses his father-in-law’s account. 2:15 Mad Men: Meditations In An Emergency 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Nigellissima Christmas Special 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 The Forsyte Saga 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Poh’s Kitchen 6:00 The Restaurant Inspector 6:45 Dream Build: Castlecrag 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI Christmas Special: Groovy 8:30 QI 9:00 Problems - Christmas will be a disaster if Sam cannot replace the cardboard angel that has disappeared from the top of his tree. 9:30 Red Dwarf X 10:00 Absolutely Fabulous Special: Identity 10:30 ABC News 10:40 Spooks 11:10 Blue Murder: Private Sins: Part 1 12:05 Durham County 1:15 Rage 2:00 Football: W-League: Brisbane Vs Perth 4:00 Movie: “Johnny Angel” (PG) 5:30 Eggheads

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 Yamba’s Playtime 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification 7:00 RBT 8:00 Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War - Part 2 - Packer’s plans for World Series Cricket are in disarray following attacks from the media, the establishment, and conflict among the players. Facing financial ruin, Packer and his team take radical steps to win over the public and players. 10:00 Anger Management 10:30 Anger Management 11:00 I Hate My Teenage Daughter 11:30 Eclipse 12:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Your 4X4 3:30 National Early Morning News / 4:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Ice” (M v) 1:30 Today Tonight 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 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 Better Homes And Gardens 7:00 TBA 8:00 Grimm: The Three Bad Wolves / Let Down Your Hair - Nick is called to a suspected arson case, which exposes a longstanding family feud that brings Monroe face-to-face with characters from his troubled past. 10:00 TBA 11:00 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny - Miss Single gets naughty with a jeweller’s ring, Terrible Therapist gives a fruity facial, and Lady Gatecrasher sell out at Europe’s largest beer festival 11:30 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 The Real Sea Change 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Cannibals of the Stone Age 2:00 A Taste Of Iran 2:50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 All Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of Scotland 6:00 Food Safari: Italian 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 From The Heart of Our Nation: Reflections 8:00 From The Heart of Our Nation: The Sunset Concert 10:05 Rockwiz: Marcia Hines & Old Man River - Rock music’s most famous faces continue to mix it with the best local trivia buffs. Host Julia Zemiro asks the questions and Brian Nankervis adjudicates over the mayhem. Tonight’s episode features rock diva Marcia Hines and Old Man River (Ohad Rein). 10:45 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “: Something Like Happiness” (M l,s,a) In Czech. A tender human drama about three childhood friends, now young adults, who try to crystallise their aims and roles in life while they struggle to cope with parental pressure on one hand and depressing physical and social conditions on the other 1:15 Iron Chef: Bell Pepper 2:05 Iron Chef: Grand Finale - Part 1 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 TBA 11:00 The Restaurant Inspector 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The World’s Worst Disasters 1:30 At The Movies: Summer Special 2:00 The Forsyte Saga 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Poh’s Kitchen on the road 6:00 Three Men In A Boat: Three Men In A Boat: Part Two 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Kitchen Cabinet: Penny Wong 8:30 Redfern Now: Pretty Boy Blue - Aaron Davis is an Indigenous policeman who’s proud of his community, his daughter Robyn, and his little granddaughter Donna. But then, a tragic event at the station changes everything. 9:30 QI: Divination 10:00 Angry Boys - Nathan spends the day with a deaf teenager. Meanwhile S.mouse gets into trouble with Lasquisha when he doesn’t want her to sing on his new song ‘Black Balls’. 10:30 ABC News: Late Edition 10:40 TBA 11:30 Hockey: Champions Trophy 2012 1:30 Rage 2:30 NTAFL: Waratah vs Southern Districts 5:30 Eggheads









12 – Arafura Times

5 - 11 December 2012


SUDOKU No. 127

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A long search for the answer may not help. The solution may be nearer to hand than you realise. Let it come to you. Romance. An office romance could gradually become more serious. Tread carefully, until you are sure. Is it worth mixing business with pleasure?

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You will achieve more today if you manage to take it easy for a while. Go for a walk or do something you’ve been meaning to do for yourself. Romance. You will shortly be going on a long journey. A person that you meet during this trip will have an important influence on you.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


A dream about an exotic trip which you once made will cheer you up. Try to remember all the details of the dream. Your unconscious may be telling you something. Romance. Your love-life will shortly be on the way up. You must be patient for just a little longer, however. It will be worth the wait.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Feeling energized this week will help you to get on top of things. This will be an excellent time for pushing through a difficult change. Romance. This will be a very good time for romance, provided you don’t get into any arguments. Be open to the opinion of others.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

You may be a little surprised to find out how much other people know about your private life. If you want it to remain private, be careful who you speak to. Romance. A well-placed compliment will go down very well. Talk about something that you feel strongly about and you’ll intrigue others.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)


A discussion at work may become a little heated at times. You will not do yourself any good by becoming involved. Allow time for things to cool down. Romance. A romance which appeared to have lost momentum may suddenly pick up speed. Are you ready for such a change?

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A misunderstanding will be resolved easily when both of you are in the right mood. Now is not the time to make your point seem valid. Romance. You may lose something which you treasure. Don’t waste time looking for it - you will find it when the time is ready.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

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Some important messages must get through on time. If not, there will be trouble. Don’t rely on someone who has let you down in the past. Romance. A positive attitude will help you to get over a frustrating event which has been dogging you over the past few days. Keep your head up.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

You must try to find a way to relax. You have been taking your work too seriously recently. Take a break. Romance. You will be surprised what a strong effect your working environment has on the way you feel. You will have to put up with a few ups and downs. Try to remain consistent.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) This will be an excellent time for starting a novel which you have been planning to get into. It may give you some useful insights. Remain open to new ideas. Romance. Regardless if you are single or dating, your love-life will soon improve considerably. Try to make the most of this.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


There’s nothing that can help you understand

your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.

– Frank A. Clark


You may need to be a little more assertive than you have been recently. Don’t be afraid to make your voice heard. Romance. Don’t allow a personal remark to worry you. You have more important things to think about than your appearance. Their negativity may be a sign of jealousy.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Don’t allow other people’s negativity to hold you back. You may be better off without their advice. Do what you feel is right. Romance. Your partner may be a little unhelpful at the moment. A difficult situation at work could be part of the trouble. Ask a colleague for advice instead.

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Now stocking all your PPE requirements in Nhulunbuy • Safety boots • Gloves • Clothing • Hard hats • Safety glasses etc.

Open 7am–5pm, Monday to Friday Full Mechanical Workshop on site Call 0408 286 080

ARNHEM HYDRAULICS & EQUIPMENT MOB: 0438 873 512 11 Durack Close, Nhulunbuy 14 – Arafura Times

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The 2012 Annual General Meeting for the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre Incorporated Association will be held at:

Gangan community, 10am Friday, December 8, 2012 All Yolgnu artists of the Miwatj region are invited to attend.




• Tilt tray 9m • Tipper trucks – 4T to 12T • Excavator – All attachments • Backhoe • Bobcats – All attachments • Concrete pump • Dingo • EWPs • Scissor lift up to 6M • Boom lift up to 15M • Gensets – 6kva to 100kva • Portable A/C – 5kw to 100kw • Jack hammers – Air and electric • Compressors • Airless paint sprayer • Safety fencing • Assorted construction and garden tools • And much more!


Sunday, December 16, 2012, 10am start at the Gove Boat Club.

Freight available for collection after 1pm on Tuesday.

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Got products to sell, or services you need to let the community know about?

All positions declared vacant. Nomination forms can be obtained from the bar or email FOLLOWED BY FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY... Guest appearance from Santa , free sausage sizzle for lunch, free lollies and icy poles for the kids

MATERIALS HANDLING OFFICERS (MHO) Toll Marine Logistics are seeking experienced casual MHO’s to provide efficient cargo handling services to our domestic and international customers based at our Gove Terminal. Duties include: • Cargo sorting and stowage • Stevedoring • Forklift operation • Releasing of cargo and customer service • Interim receipt completion and administrative duties To be successful you must possess: • Sound knowledge of logistic practices • Excellent customer service skills • Current NT Drivers License • Current Forklift License • HR License is desirable not essential • Proven commitment to Occupational Health and Safety If you would like to apply please submit your application to: TollMarineLogistics-HumanResources@ Applications close COB Wednesday 5 December 2012 Toll is an equal opportunity employer.



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DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDING Closing 09 Jan 2013 T12-1857 - East Arnhem Region - Lot 257 Ramingining Construction of 1 x 2 Bedroom Duplex.


Volleyball grand finals set down to be played Friday

THE Nhulunbuy Volleyb all Grand Final will be played on Friday, December 7, in the High School Gym. Food and drinks will be provided and spectators are welcome. Finals Week one was held on November 20 A Grade Elimination Finals: Drink Spikers defeated Meet the Blockers 3 sets to 0 (25-10. 25-10, 25-10) Set to Kill defeated One Hit Wonders 2 sets to 1 (25-22, 16-25, 24-22) Qualifying Finals: Indecision defeated the Wilsons 3 sets to 1 (25-18, 25-18, 25-19) Airtime defeated Shake N Bake 4 sets to 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-15, 20-17) B Grade Elimination Finals: BillWhacked defeated Caustic Jocks 3 sets to 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-13) Techo Tigers defeated Spike in the Trend 2 sets to 1 (20-25, 25-14, 20-13) Qualifying Finals: Congo defeated Ballz Up (25-21, 22-25, 21-17) Engerizers defeated Some Spike it Hot (25-19. 25-22, 25-17) All other games were scratch matches Finals week two were held on November 27 A Grade Semi Finals: The Wilsons defeated Set to Kill 2 sets to 1 (24-26, 25-19, 25-12) Shake N Bake defeated Drink Spikers 3 sets to 0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-14) B Grade Semi Finals: BillWhacked defeated Some Spike it Hot 3 sets to 0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-22) Ballz Up defeated Techo Tigers 2 sets to 1 (25-14, 17-25, 25-16) All other games were scratch matches Finals week three were held on December 4. A Grade Preliminary Finals: Indecision vs Shake n Bake Airtime vs The Wilsons B Grade Preliminary Finals: Ballz Up vs Energizers BillWhackedvs Congo h December, 2010 to:

ox 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881

TOP LEFT: The Crossfit Lat12 group. TOP CENTRE: Winners of the old cow husband and wife team Michael and Angelka Opie. TOP RIGHT: Winner of the Scuffed Buff Catherine Rossiter. FAR LEFT: Winner of the young bucks male Michael Ried. LEFT: Winner of the Female young buck Debbie Kopczynski. RIGHT: Ben Turner coaching Ted Rosario.

Games gold medallist guest at Crossfit By RACHEL VERDEL CROSSFIT is an exciting sport were athletes train functional movement executed under high intensity and are always being prepared for the unknown and last week the Gove Lat 12’s were visited by Ben Turner, Commonwealth Gold medallist for weightlifting. Ben took us through a workshop at the high school then we ran a Snatch and Clean and Jerk Competition. Athletes had already endured a chal-

lenging week completing a triathlon and two other specific workouts that tested their, endurance, cardiovascular, strength, stamina, flexability, agility, balance, coordination, power and speed. These are the 10 facets of fitness as CrossFitters we train by regularly doing weight lifting, gymnastics and metabolic conditioning. There was two categories - the fittest young buck and the fittest old cow. Winner of the fittest young buck male

was Michael Ried and young buck female was Debbie Kopczynski. Fittest old cow male was Michael Opie and fittest old cow female was Angelka Opie. The gutsy effort award was awarded to Catherine Rossitter she was the most “scuffed buff”. she also came second in the competition. All athletes put in a sterling effort and are excited for next year’s competitions. Check out Lat12 on PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Phone: (08) 8939 2200 Fax: (08) 8987 2451 Email:

Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

2012 Christmas Decoration Competition With Christmas just around the corner it’s that time of year when the residents of Nhulunbuy dress their houses up to celebrate the festive season. Once again NCL is putting on our Christmas Decorations competition with some fantastic cash prizes up for grabs. There are four categories this year, and they are:

Prizes for each category are: 1st Prize $300 & 2nd Prize $200

Subsidised Property  The complete package - decorated House and Garden  Decorated small area – eg window, verandah, carport etc.

Non-Subsidised Property  The complete package – decorated House and Garden  Decorated small area – eg window, verandah, carport etc.

Entry Details Full Name: Residential Address: Postal Address: Phone:

Mob: To enter contact NCL on 8939 2200 or email Nominations close 4.30pm, Friday, December 21, 2012.

Only one category can be entered per household, and decorations must remain in place from December 17, 2012 to December 31, 2012, and must be able to be viewed from the street. The judges decision will be final and the winning entries will be announced in the Arafura Times on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. For further information regarding this media release, please refer enquiries to Ace Rabukawaqa, Community Sports & Recreation Officer at NCL on 8939 2204 or 0439 849 943 or email .

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The beginning of the end of Hep B

Nhulunbuy Town Board Inc.

Report – Meeting 27 November, 2012 The Town Board met on Tuesday, 27 November 2012. Topics discussed at the meeting were – • Welcome to the Board: The Town Board welcomed the newly elected member, Sharon Georgonicas, to the Board. • Town Board Constitution: The Town Board made the decision to put forward a proposal to the Board of Directors to amend the current Town Board constitution to make provision for representation on the Town Board by a position on not a person. This would allow for representation to continue even when appointed members are not able to attend meetings, as the current practice means

that the board does not have a quorum when an appointed member is unable to attend the scheduled meetings. • Rehabilitation of Gayngaru (Town Lagoon): The Board was advised that the AAPA has given approval for the rehabilitation project to commence. The Corporation would apply for the Federal Grant available for works such as these. Dr Theedom confirmed that the Town Lagoon was on the Town Lease and that it was part of the Corporation’s responsibilities. The Corporation would work closely with Dhimurru on this project. • Town Centre Street Crossings: The Board discussed road safety around the town centre and agreed that there

was no safe crossing as there was not enough space allocated to allow people to safely find their way across the road. The Corporation would look into making more space available so that pedestrians can safely view on-coming traffic. • Taxi Parking: The Board was informed that there was a specific location marked out for taxis to park, which was directly out the front of the town pool where the bush shelter was. The current sign there could cause some confusion and the Board was assured that it would be fixed shortly. • Cyclone Shelters: The Board was told that currently there wasn’t a program or fund available to assist with the upgrade of existing

facilities, such as the Town Hall, into Cyclone shelters. Members and groups were encouraged to write to the NT Government about this matter and were assured that it would be looked at. • Community Assistance Program: The Board was informed that the first round of Community Assistance Program has been awarded to three community groups who had applied – the East Arnhem Remote Safety, Nhulunbuy High School and the Nhulunbuy Community Library. The next round will be open on Monday, 4 February 2013. There being no further business the meeting closed at 13:20am.

Chairman: Dr Ross Theedom • Minute Taker: Estelle Cuperus • Telephone: (08) 8939 2200 • Registered Office: Town Administration Office, Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Postal Address: PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Incorporated in Northern Territory

Nhulunbuy Town Board Inc Report published courtesy of the

Arafura Times

A NEWBORN vaccination program first introduced for Aboriginal babies in the Northern Territory has made significant inroads, significantly helping in the push to eradicate chronic hepatitis B infection in Australia. Researchers from UNSW’s Kirby Institute and the Northern Territory’s Department of Health have published a study in the international journal Vaccine that shows rates of infection are 80 per cent lower in young Aboriginal women born since the program began in 1988, compared to those born before the program began. In Aboriginal women from remote communities, the decrease has seen rates

Bees under threat from virus BEEKEEPERS are the front line for biosecurity, when it comes to protecting the honey industry and all the food crops that depend on bees for pollination. To help them identify one of the greatest threats, the Varroa mite, a poster has been sent to all registered beekeepers across the country in a mailout which also contains a manual on how best to look after the health of their hives. Chairman of the Pollination Program R&D Advisory Committee Gerald Martin says it’s vital to identify and report Varroa mite immediately, as it has the potential to devastate the industry. “Approximately 65 per cent of horticultural and agricultural crops produced in Australia require pollination services from honey bees. “While we’re lucky to have a huge

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 Early Learning Centre Contact: Director 8987 1004 E: Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120 Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

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

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

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

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

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

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

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

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

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

Gove Country Golf Club & Gove Country Golf Club - Juniors Contact: Jamie Henderson E: P: 8987 3191 Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

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

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

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

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

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

Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Maria Akapita P: 08 8987 2191 E:

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

Fri 07

Time 0050 0636 1220 1859

Time 0126 0718 1301 1939

Time 0207 0807 1348 2025

Ht 2.65 1.50 2.97 0.77

Ht 2.65 1.51 2.87 0.85


Ht 2.66 1.50 2.74 0.94

Sat 08 Time 0253 0904 1446 2117

Ht 2.70 1.45 2.61 1.04

Sun 09

Mon 10

Tue 11

Time 0343 1009 1557 2213

Time 0440 1117 1726 2315

Time 0541 1225 1900

Ht 2.78 1.34 2.51 1.16

Ht 2.87 1.17 2.48 1.28

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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.



W/E Nov 25 W/E Nov 25 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


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

Monday 19/11







Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E:

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Thursday 22/11







Friday 23/11







Saturday 24/11







Sunday 25/11







49282 12969 44600 11737



Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272 Tae Kwon Do Nhulunbuy Contact: Paul Macloy P: 0407 106 525


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

Ht 2.99 0.96 2.57

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

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

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: TBA P: TBA

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Thu 06

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

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553

RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Wed 05

Church services

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

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Ben Hurst P: 0410 833 292

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

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

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

population of escaped European honey bees which currently provide these services free, that could end abruptly if Varroa arrives. “When the first mites were reported in New Zealand, it was estimated they’d been there for up to three years, so there was little chance of eradicating them. We don’t want that to happen here, and every beekeeper needs to play their part.” Any sightings of Varroa or other pests and diseases should be immediately reported to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline - 1800 084 881. This is a free call from anywhere in Australia. Beekeepers in the Northern Territory who haven’t received a copy of the poster and manual can contact their local apiary officer, Vicki Simlesa (Darwin) Vicki.Simlesa@ 8999 2036 If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations

fall from five per cent to one per cent, the study, conducted by UNSW’s Kirby Institute in collaboration with the Northern Territory Department of Health, shows. Researchers say it may be expected that a similar decline will be seen in other Australian states and territories once children vaccinated from 2000 onwards become old enough to be included in hepatitis B testing programs. Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening infection that causes liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. The study findings highlight the importance of immunisation programs in preventing chronic diseases such as hepatitis B, the researchers say.

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

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 26 32.5 22.4 NIL Tuesday 27 33.1 23.3 NIL Wednesday 28 33.0 22.6 NIL Thursday 29 33.9 23.4 NIL Friday 30 33.8 23.3 NIL Saturday 1 34.2 24.2 NIL Sunday 2 34.2 23.8 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 0.0 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Dec. 2

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1012.3 hPa on Monday Min: 1006.1 hPa on Saturday Averages for the month of December Max temp: 32.9 Min temp: 24.6 Rainfall: 181.3 mm


Donna-Marie involved in a variety of sports across the community Nomination for Volunteer hem n r A t s a The E ds r a w A s t r Spo DONNA-MARIE GRIEVE

Donna-Marie coaches a range of sports in Gove and is recognised as the Gove Coach of multiple sports in the town. She has numerous hours of coaching experience with squash, BMX, soccer, netball, gymnastics and trampolining, and is qualified to coach in all of these sports. She has been providing volunteer coaching for over 15 years to the Gove community and is widely liked and respected by all those who know her. She is an entirely self-less person who has dedicated thousands

Jabiru Bombers honour crash victim

Tony Vigona (left) in this photo of the Jabiru Bombers players relaxing after a game. JABIRU Bombers Australian ing room, the mood of the whole afterwards where he played for Football Club named the victim of team lifted because they knew, the Jabiru Bombers, and St Mary’s in Darwin. a tragic car crash on the Arnhem ‘it’ll be ok, we’ve got Tony’. “When the opposition saw him Tony’s family, including wife Highway earlier this year as a life member at its 30th anniversary on the field, they knew they were Mandy, children Jessica and Travis, mother-in-law Jessy Alderson and in for a hard and physical game. dinner recently. “The opposition knew to respect other close family received the Tony Vigona was the Bombers’ leading goal kicker from 1992-96, him because he was such a gifted life membership nominationat the and was both coach and captain of player and a goal-kicking machine club’s 30th anniversary dinner at the club in 1993. who never missed from in front.” the Jabiru Community Hall, Jabiru. The ‘Best 30 in 30’ - a list of the Mr Vigona was aware he was Jabiru Bombers president Ian Douglass said the star goal kicker going to be named a life member top 30 players from the last three played more than 90 games for the before he was tragically killed decades -was also be announced on August 3, 2012, on his way to at the dinner. club over six seasons. The Jabiru Bombers are cur“Tony was a true legend of the Kakadu from Darwin, about 20 km rently sitting second on the NTFL Bombers and of the game of AFL,” west of Jabiru. Mr Douglass said. Earlier in his career, Tony was Division Two ladder, chasing their “Everyone recalls that when drafted to the Sydney Swans but sixth premiership in the Top End Tony put a jumper on in the dress- returned to the Territory shortly league.

Swimming pool safety giveaway THE healthy pool people PoolWerx are giving you the chance to win some great prizes as part of the launch of the 2012 Keep Watch campaign. Keep Watch is a toddler drowning prevention initiative of Royal Life Saving and is proudly supported by PoolWerx. Olympic swimming star Samantha Riley is lending her support to the campaign. As part of the prize pack you can win a specially signed Keep Watch child supervisor’s hat signed by Olympic legend Samantha Riley plus other items. Alarming figures show 330 children under five have drowned in the past 10 years - almost half

drowned in a home swimming pool. This year’s initiative highlights every pool owner needs to ensure their home pool environment is safe for children throughout the hotter months and the year ahead. Go to www.homepoolsafety. to get all the info you need including practical tools that will help you. Download the unique free Home Pool Safety App for your iPhone or iPad by searching ‘PoolSafety’ in the App Store. PoolWerx CEO John O’Brien says PoolWerx wants to see zero backyard pool drowning deaths. He urges everybody to download the innovative new App. The special prize pack to give

away contains all kinds of items including the signed hat plus a beach towel, Keep Watch sunscreen, bib pack, foldable drink bottle, Keep Watch duck, brochure, safety checklist, CPR magnet, and more. If you want information about resuscitation training in your local area, ring 1300 737 763. For your chance to win the prize pack post an envelope with your contact details and the word PoolWerx on the back to Arafura Times, PO Box 1120, Nhulunbuy NT 0880 to be received by December 14 or email your name and contact details to Winner will be published in the Arafura Times on December 19.

of hours to supporting others in a range of sporting initiatives and as a keen sportsperson herself enjoys seeing the pleasure she can give to others when she provides mentoring and skill development sessions. Her favourite sport is squash and she coaches a range of groups-: individuals, junior and senior playing groups, ladies competition and school classes at the Gove Squash Centre. Donna-Marie has been delivering this squash training and development for over 15 years for the people of Gove virtually unaided. Without her leadership and support Gove would not have been successful in operating their squash club. Donna-Marie volunteers to lead a number of initiatives including squash administration, coaching, fund-raising and representing Gove Squash interests on the Squash NT Executive Board. Donna-Marie has

THE Australian Football League (AFL) recently announced the four teams set to play in Darwin during the 2013 season. The first clash will


volunteered her own time people for her time deand money to become livering coaching as she a qualified coach and just loves introducing the Arnhem game to Sports new people referee as to support Thesowinners of the East and her satisfaction is all the players in Gove. Awards will be announced in the Arafura She is a volunteer and seeing others enjoying Times on December 19. The East Arnhem is not paid to conduct themselves playing a Shire is providing trophies and $100 sport. coachingCouncil and training cash for each category winner. favourDonna-Marie’s sessions for adults and ite coaching juniors alike nor for any The deadline for nominations hasgroup beenare the school groups role she undertakes on extended until December 7. where she behalf of the squash club. teachers 25 or more stuWeekly nominations will be published in the Donna-Marie achieved dents the basics of playing Arafura Times in the following categories: her referees Badge in the game throughout the Senior sports-person year. 2011 so she •can support • Junior sports-person U18 • Team Schools book time the club in understanding and run • Encouragement Volunteer at the club forAward sessions the• rules. She has and Donna-Marie clinics to teach others the Nominations can be sent tocoordinates this activity as rules. By volunteering many well as offer coaching hours to become a referee and skills development and travel to Darwin to for the young people. Name: attend the course she is Donna-Marie loves seeableContact to inform the Gove ing the enjoyment SEN on the details: D children’s faces Squash Club members I N (not for publication) YOUonce they N and her various Coaching masterOhow MINto hitRthe ball Sport/s: T N and Groups on the correct and make aAreturn S NOWanIOextended rules and standards for then to have Achievements: ! rally is most rewarding. international Squash. Goals: Donna-Maree said: Donna-Marie offers all include a jpeg “Seeing the kid’s faces types of Please coaching from when they beginners to the moreof and photograph thesmiles nominee master how to have a rally experienced players. Proudl y sponsored She does not chargeby... is all the payment I need”.


Arafura Times Two AFL games in Darwin in 2013

be between the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide at 7.10pm on June 1 at TIO Stadium The second game will see the Melbourne Demons take on the Brisbane Lions at 7.10pm on June 20 at TIO Stadium. It has been a month of good news for AFL in the Northern Territory with the announcement of the Indigenous All Stars Richmond game in Alice Springs, the NAB Cup

pre-season game also in Alice Springs, the Melbourne pre-season training camp in Darwin, and now the two AFL matches.

Pool\WerxJohn O’Brien and former Olympian Sam Riley with the giveaway items.

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nhulunbuy motor cycle club family day By CASSIE HENNING NHULUNBUY Motor Cycle Club held a family fun ride presentation day at the Latram River on November 25. Junior and senior riders rode from Latram Camp Ground to the flat track opposite the mine and had a blast doing laps of the flat track before returning to the Latram. A much-needed cool-off swim was rather inviting to all riders followed by the NMCC end-of-year presentation where members received medallions for their efforts over the year and participation in club events. Thank you to the following people

Cody Wagg.

and organisations for their assistance and support during the end of year event: Pete and Iris McCormack for the organisation of the event; Tony and Tan Foster and Dan Cole for all of their support in 2011/12 and for flying over to help celebrate this event; Dan Wagg, Alison Bosak, Sally Wagg and Brenden Marchesi for their assistance; Laynha Air for the sponsorship; Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, for supporting the club in using the area; Gil’s Graphics for the medallions and banner, and to the riders and families for their contributions. NMCC would like to extend huge thanks to the following organisations andpeople for their continuous support

throughout the year: Lynne Walker MLA, GIS, Hog Shed, Gove Operations Pacific Aluminium, Gil’s Graphics, 8EAR Gove FM, Arafura Times, Bob Parsons - Tyrepower, YBE, Motorcycling Australia Northern Territory (MANT), St John Ambulance, Nhulunbuy Speedway Association, Air services, NCL, Auslec, Bedwell, Manfield Colair, Gumatj Corporation, Pete and Iris McCormack, Bojan Budja and Cassie Hennig, Rob and Angela Rushbrook, Gough Harneiss, Dan Wagg, Sean Gordon, Sean Keogh , Devlin Waterhouse , Brendan Marchesi, Alice and Nick Twomey, Jordon Ross, Bruce Turner, Dan Mcveigh, and all junior, senior riders and families for the contributions

Joseph, Kira, Shae, Dan, Brendan, Mitch and Ethan. Joseph White.


The committee has worked hard this year to establish a fun family club and cater for all levels of riders. The AGM will be held sometime in January and a notice of AGM will be posted once the date is locked in with all positions declared vacant. Members are asked to consider the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and track manager. The club is fully insured for all business relating to the Club and its activities. The club can be contacted on Facebook at Nhulunbuy motorcycleclub or by email to Nhulunbuy_motorcycleclub@yahoo. Contact Peter McCormack

(0447801141) for initial enquiries. Most of all a heartfelt thanks to Tony and Tan Foster. Without you guys getting NMCC up and running we wouldn’t be where we are today. You should be very proud of yourselves for what you have achieved. On a personal note from myself and my family along with all members of NMCC we would like to say “hooray to Tony and Tan” you have done a brilliant job and should be proud of what you have achieved. Congratulations NMCC look forward to seeing you all in 2013 for another fun filled season of MX and Enduro racing and wish everyone a happy and safe Merry Christmas and New Year.

Benden Machesi, Peter Bailey and Dan Cole. Dan Wagg.

Cassie Henning and Dan Cole.

The group at the Lattram.

Jayden Wagg.

LEFT: Kira Whyte with her medal. LEFT BELOW: Dean Budja. BELOW: Joseph Whyte. RIGHT: Ethan Dowz.

Dean Budja, Chloe Budja and Summer McCormack.

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Sport Arafura Times


Phone: 1300 0880 00 • Fax: 1300 787 248 • Email:

Sports reports deadline is 10.30am, Monday prior to publication

Gove Junior Golf members with Anthony Quayle and Celeste Lo from Hills College Golf Academy in Queensland : Bridget Keehne, Charlie Miller, Naomi Rika, Thomas Niven, Katelyn Rika, Celeste Lo, Darcy Coloquhoun, Maciu Gentle, Hannah Rika, Thomas Niven, Anthony Quayle, Jhunrry Custodio, Anthony Miller, Mary Colquhoun, Allen Fanning (junior coach).

Celeste Lo working with Hannah Rika.

Anthony Quayle returns to visit his junior club By ESTHER RIKA

Anthony Quayle demonstrates how to do a good chip and practise safe golfing.

GOVE’S junior golfers had the pleasure of training with former Gove junior Anthony Quayle and Celeste Lo, from Malaysia, on Sunday, November 25 The 2012 graduates from Hills College Golf Academy in Queensland were an inspiration to all who attended. For Anthony it was a quick visit back to his old stomping ground at the Gove Country Golf Club. “In 2001, when I was a Gove junior there were only four of us participating in a basic golf program. “Today it was great seeing so many juniors playing golf and a good number showed a lot of talent,” said Anthony. Fellow golfer Celeste Lo said: “I had a lot of fun with the children and was impressed with how well they listened and worked hard to do their best.” Anthony’s advice to the juniors included knowing the basics of golf, practising their short game and knowing how to play the game with enthusiasm. Anthony shared a career highlight from July, 2012, when he won the Nolan Henke/Patty Berg Junior Masters in Florida USA. Anthony and Celeste have successfully achieved golfing scholarships for 2013. Currently in the Top 10 of Australian junior golf, Anthony is one of eight Queensland golfers chosen to attend the Qld Academy of Sport and Celeste Lo will be attending the University of Iowa, USA. “I am definitely grateful for what the Gove Country Golf Club members have done for me as a junior and as a developing golfer,” Anthony said. “Thank you also to the Gove juniors for their generous donation towards my golfing career and keep up the great work by supporting junior golf.” Gove Junior Golf wet season sessions are on Monday 4.30 pm until the end of the school year.

Sports participation encouraged by $75 vouchers A SPORTS voucher scheme finalsed by the NT Government will see families receive $75 sport vouchers to be used to help reduce the cost of participating in junior sport in the Territory. Details of the $4 million scheme were finalised last week. Minister for Sport and Recreation Matt Conlan (right) said the vouchers will be valid from February 1 next year. “All Government and non

Government school children will be eligible for the $75 voucher,” Mr Conlan said. Parents with children enrolled in urban schools are able to use their voucher at registered sporting clubs and can be used to fund registration, equipment and uniforms. Children enrolled in a region with few, or no local sporting organisations will have their $75 voucher allocated to their school. In this instance, the funds will

go towards a sporting initiative or program endorsed by the school council. “This is about helping families afford the associated costs of putting their child into sport,” Mr Conlan said. “This scheme supports and encourages Territory children to be healthy and active.” Clubs recognised by the Australian Sports Commission are eligible for scheme.

In 2013, at the end of the wet season we are planning to hold a Junior Golf Open Day. For more information contact the juniors secretary on 8987 1905 or email

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