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Running for their lives

YIRRKALA’S young athletes came out in numbers on Monday, March 18, to be a part of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) try-outs. IMP were here as part of a

12-day tour across the country which took in capital cities plus indigenous hubs such as Cairns and Alice Springs - looking for local talent to be part of a team to run in the New York Marathon.

The crew visited Yirrkala Oval to judge the region’s indigenous running talent as well as joining in a fun-run with local kids. Chief Executive Officer of IMP Tim Rowe said the organisation

was all about creating a better life through physical activity. “When they tackle the biggest marathon in the world, in New York, they bring a real sense of self-achievement and self-worth

back to their communities.” Two runners were also flown into Gove from Elcho Island for the try-outs, to showcase their sporting prowess and see if they could be New York bound.

Bauxite exports beefed up PACIFIC Aluminium will beef up bauxite production efforts in Gove, in a bid to keep their operation finacially viable while the town waits for a gas pipeline to be built, and while a shut-down of part of the refinery continues due to safety issues. A spokesman for the company said Pacific Aluminium would ramp-up bauxite exports to “help offset the financial impact of reduced alumina production”. Production has been estimated to be reduced by 35 per cent during to the shut-down.

Gove Operations General Manager Frank Willsdon said the company were already planning to increase bauxite export while planning, approvals and delivery of the Gas-to-Gove project progressed. “The temporary reduction in alumina production means bauxite export can be increased over the coming months using existing infrastructure, rather than using haulage trucks from the mine site to the port. The shut-down has centred around one

of three digestion stages at the refinery after inspections identified concerns about the weld integrity on some heat exchangers. “Gove Operations will notify the community when the digestion stage has returned to full operation and when increased bauxite export is scheduled to commence using haulage trucks,” Mr Willsdon said. Inspections have not identified any issues with the heat exchangers in the remaining two digestion stages.

Gove Operations has engaged industry expertise to help develop a repair plan that will support the safe and efficient restart of the affected digestion stage. Over the next few months, Gove Operations said they would refurbish, replace and/or procure new exchangers to bring the digestion stage back on-line. Mr Willsdon said this decision was taken to ensure the safety and integrity of operations at the refinery. “Our intention is to restart the digestion stage when the required repair work

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PATIENTS suffering from the serious blood cancer, Leukaemia, often have to go through chemotherapy treatment which causes them to lose their hair. Last week, five brave shavers at Nhulunbuy High School did their part in helping the cause of cancer research, and voluntarily lopped off their locks for charity. Students Meagan Morris, Cameron Stiff, Morgan Hill, Georgette Birch and Assistant Principal Kate Smith sat patiently in the school’s general purpose hall last Friday, March 15, as teams of students and staff piled in to watch the clippers do their work. One of the audience members was ANDREW ‘Pidgy’ Pidgeon seemed calm on the exterior, as he sat at the Surf Club, beer in hand, waiting for the blade to come down and hack off his decades old beard. Though he’d been aware the moment was approaching for over a month, it appeared the trepidation was starting to get to him, when the auctioneer began to call for bids from the watching audience - for who would get to take the first chop. Auctioneer Warren Ritchlag called for the bids as if it were a

The efforts from the shavers at Nhulunbuy High amounted to nearly $8000 altogether, valuable funds needed to fund the Leukaemia Foundation’s multi-million dollar research investment each year. Meagan alone raised nearly $6000 and also planned to donate her chopped hair to a wig company for cancer sufferers. “It feels a bit weird not having any hair,” she said after the shave. “But not abnormal. “Now I don’t have to worry about it for awhile.” More photos from the World’s Greatest Shave, page 11.

Meagan’s father, Scott Morris, who said his daughter hadn’t wavered once in the build-up to losing her lovely long blond hair. “She’s talked about doing this for a couple of years, and she’s stuck by it, so we couldn’t be prouder. “In fact, all the people doing it have had fantastic support from the community, so it’s been great to see - it’s a really valuable asset for the Leukaemia Foundation.” Over the last 14 years, more than a million people Australia-wide have shaved or coloured their hair for the foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave charity, raising more than $138 million. cattle auction - but winning bidder Kerry Mair compared the event to a different kind of livestock. The first chop was sold to Mr Mair for $700, who said cutting into Pidgy’s mane, “felt like shearing a Border Leicester ram.” After Mr Mair had his go, a queue of family and friends began to line in wait to help hack Pidgy’s way to fresh-facedness. As it neared the final whiskers, his family seemed somewhat overcome - daughters Zoe and

Sarah stared in awe and wife Robyn voiced her disbelief. “He looks like someone completely different...but we’re all so proud of him.” The final count of Pidgy’s charity earnings clocked in at around a whopping $7500, all going towards research for the Leukaemia Foundation. His support crew wanted to thank everybody in the community who donated to his important cause.

Gove’s Sapphire to shine at Logies FORMER Gove girl and Sapphires starlet Shari Sebbens (right) has been nominated for a Logie Award. The annual TV Week Logie Awards have recognised Ms Sebbens for her outstanding work in the ABC1 television drama, Redfern Now. She’s been nominated in the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent category, against fellow newcomers Annabel Crabb (for Kitchen Cabinet, on ABC2), Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues, Network Ten), Natasa Ristic (Danger 5, SBS ONE) and Jason Montgomery (for Underbelly: Badass,

on the Nine Network). Her first big break came last year, when she scored one of the lead roles in Australian film The Sapphires, where she played the fourth of a female indigenous musical quartet from rural New South Wales, alongside Jessica Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell and Deborah Mailman. The actress lived in Gove with her family in 2003, where she dabbled in a few jobs away from the entertainment industry including working at Westpac and serving patrons as bartender at the Arnhem Club and Walkabout.


Welfare at the heart of new office opening Acting Chief Executive Officer Ann Buxton said the new premises provided improved facilities for clients, staff and visitors with confidential interview space, a meeting room and program offices. “We now employ over 20 staff who work from this centre with the aged, people with disabilities, young people, parents with children as well as providing relationship counselling, financial counselling, microfinance services and youth leadership opportunities.” The Board of Anglicare NT also decided to launch the Anglicare NT 2013-2015 strategic plan in Nhulunbuy as part of these celebrations. Bishop Greg Thompson said

Anglicare NT operated more than 100 services and community building projects across the Territory, employed 280 staff and worked with over 200 volunteers. “The Board wants to demonstrate to the people of the East Arnhem region that we are serious about our commitment to being a sustainable presence and working closely with people to build just, caring, inclusive and thriving communities.” Anglicare NT is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 4.30pm. Call (8939 3400) for more information about the services provided and job opportunities. Arafura Times talks with HERE TO STAY: Anglicare Acting Chief Bishop Thompson, Page 17 >> Executive Officer Ann Buxton welcomed a LEFT: Local Traditional Owner Wityana Marika blessed the Grand Opening of the new Anglicare crowd to the opening of Anglicare’s new offices offices with a traditional Yolngu smoking ceremony. in Nhulunbuy. ANGLICARE has cemented its place in the community after it opened the doors to its new offices in Nhulunbuy last Friday, March 15. Anglicare NT provides an important role in the region, as one of the largest providers of government-funded welfare, social justice and community development programs in the Northern Territory. Their new office and program base in Chesterfield Circuit was officially opened by the Chair of Anglicare and Bishop of the Northern Territory Greg Thompson. Clients, staff, community partners, local businesses, community members and friends of Anglicare joined in the celebrations.

A SPATE of early season influenza cases have been pouring into Gove District Hospital over the last week, prompting the Health Department to promote the fact a vaccine is now available. So far there have been 92 cases reported Territory-wide this season, with 46 of them being from East Arnhem Land. The 2013 seasonal influenza

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vaccine is now available in GP surgeries, Aboriginal Medical Services, Community Care Centres and Remote Health Centres around the region. Director at the NT Centre for Disease Control Dr Vicki Krause urged everyone to consider getting vaccinated. “Although some people think the flu is just a bad cold, it can

lead to hospitalisation and even death,” she said. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a virus infection that causes fever, runny nose, headache and severe muscle aches. “People often end up in bed for several days and some

develop more serious complications. The influenza vaccine does not contain any live virus, so you cannot catch the flu from the vaccine. “It does however take up to two weeks for the body to be fully protected after the flu injection.”

The flu vaccine has to be given every year as protection only lasts for around 12 months. The 2013 seasonal flu vaccine is provided free of charge for individuals over the age of six months who are at risk of developing complications from the flu - including those with diabetes, kidney, heart or lung

diseases and women in all stages of pregnancy. All Indigenous people over the age of 15 years, and all non-Indigenous people over the age of 65 years can also get the vaccine for free. For further information about Influenza and the vaccine visit Flu/index.aspx or speak to your doctor or nurse.

Kava continues to cripple remote communities

Kava package and lollies destined for Milingimbi, seized from Gove Airport on March 1.

REPORTS have surfaced of adulterated kava being sold in communities - users of the rootbased drug being sold milk powder, flour and, in one instance, cement, by opportunistic traders of the drug. Last week, the Arafura Times featured a story about the dangers of kava (‘The numbing realities of kava use’, Page 1, Edition 930), and in the days following received feedback from community members concerned about the welfare of residents using the drug. Some of the concerns included the mentioned report of adulteration, as well as reports of children being neglected by parents who abused the drug. One such letter suggested: “Kids don’t get

fed and malnutrition is a big risk, as kava is an appetite suppressant.” Pharmaceutically, kava contains strong anti-anxiety qualities, so is often used to help people relax, but it does carry similar dangers to the excessive use of alcohol, such as a raised potential for accidents, including being hit by a car or falling asleep in random places. A report by Rolf Teschke MD underlined how the use of kava has also been associated with the development of liver disease. “There is now sound evidence that liver injury has been caused by both the traditional water-based kava extracts of the South Pacific, and the medicinal solvent-based kava extracts of Western countries.” Nhulunbuy Senior Sergeant Brendan

Muldoon has said kava remains a massive problem in the region, as it continues to be trafficked and abused throughout communities of East Arnhem Land. “Because it’s so expensive, traffickers are taking money out of people’s grocery bills, and people are going hungry.” If yourself or somebody you know is affected by kava use, there are agencies available to help. For confidential advice, call the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (1800 131 350), or for local support phone the East Arnhem Alcohol and Drug Services on (8987 0445) the Nhulunbuy Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre (8939 2900) or Miwatj Health (8939 1908).


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The artefacts, suspected to have been created within the last 200 years, were collected as part of the mining company’s Cultural Heritage Management Plan. Traditional Owners and an archaeologist were involved in the recovery of the historical objects, which consisted of two stone tools and two stone fragments used in the making of tools. It is believed the artefacts were used as utensils for opening crayfish, and for other aspects of dayto-day living. Following consultation with Traditional Owners, an application was made under the Heritage Act to disturb and remove the items. With the statutory application granted, Gove Operations Cultural Heritage Advisor Tracey Billot worked with Traditional Owners Balupalu Yunupingu and Daniel Yunupingu to recover the artefacts from the mine lease. D a n i e l Yu n u p i n g u said he felt very excited about the discovery of the objects. “It’s good to know more about where our people were around these places,

Rock art at risk from uranium mining

Traditional Owners Daniel Yunupingu (above) and Balupalu Yunupingu (right) holding some of the stone artefacts recently recovered from Pacific Aluminium’s Gove Operations mine site. from old generations.” Ms Billot said over recent years, many other Aboriginal objects, as well as Macassans and World War Two artefacts, have been recovered from around the region. “Last year we found a World War Two bomb trolley, which had been used to load bombs on to the fuselage of an aircraft. “In the past we’ve also recovered ammunition, pieces of old radio equipment and even an

unexploded ordinance.” A Bomb Disposal Unit officer had had to be called in from Darwin to come and assist with the removal of the unexploded bomb when it was found back in 2010. Ms Bilott said that, since its inception in 2008, Gove Operation’s Cultural Heritage Management Plan has underpinned the company’s approach to heritage management including archaeological and anthropological as-

sessments on their leases. “A cultural heritage assessment identifies and records artefacts or sites relating to Aboriginal or Macassan contact and World War Two remnants or places.” Following one such assessment, the business can implement any necessary protection measures. In the last four years, 10 surveys have been undertaken and a number of other artefacts have been assessed and recovered.

A rock art painting of kangaroo in the Wellington Range, in western Arnhem Land, where a Canadian mining company has made a major uranium find. Photo: Paul Taçon.

A URANIUM producer has discovered a significant deposit of the mineral in an Arnhem Land mountain range containing some of the mostancient and unique Aboriginal rock artworks on the planet. The Canadian-based mining company, Cameco, has reportedly found the deposit in the Wellington Range, in Arnhem Land’s west, where cliffs and caves act as a giant gallery for thousands of Aboriginal artworks. The area contains more than 3000 images, including the oldest known “contact” art - a faded yellow ochre depiction of a south-east Asian boat at least 350 years old - as well as a painting of the extinct dog-like creature, the thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), made in a style said to be at least 15,000 years old. The rainbow serpent, fish, kangaroos and other creatures are there painted in traditional style and the

world’s only known indigenous rock-art stencils depicting whole birds are silhouetted on a cave wall, while the gallery also features European missionaries, a biplane and a buggy. At nearby Malarrak and Bald Rock galleries, there are more recent images of rifles, a coffee mug, an ocean cruiser and three stencils of a tobacco tin. Traditional Owner and custodian for the art Ronald Lamilami has told media the importance of this art site is that it’s like a library. He said he fears if mining goes ahead, the works of his ancestors will be damaged. Archaeologist Professor Paul Taçon, who has worked with Lamilami to help document and date the artwork, said dust and visitors from mining exploration could damage the works.

“There are rock art sites throughout the Wellington Range, but most of it still has not been adequately surveyed,” said Taçon. There are estimated to be about 100,000 rock-art sites in Australia, with more than one million images, but there is not even a national list, let alone adequate heritage protection, according to Taçon. Lamilami said his people were not anti-development, but the resources boom has made it apparent mining would impact both the people and the country in Arnhem Land. “It’s spreading like a wart,” he said. Australia’s environment minister Tony Burke’s office said Cameco had not yet submitted a proposal for any uranium project in the Wellington Range, but such a plan would need clearance if it was likely to have significant environmental impact.


Postman Pat to deliver good times to Hindle Oval WHILE older residents get set to dust of their disco duds to party with Bjorn Again, the ABBA tribute band, this Saturday, March 23, kids around the region have plenty to look forward to as well. Lovable English mailman Postman Pat will be rocking up with his black and white cat to perform live onstage. He’ll then head out into the crowd for a meet and greet session with local youngsters. Also starring live for the littlies on the day are the musical cartoon crew, Alvin and the Chipmunks, as well as performances by the Arafura

Dance Association. After the kids shows, which begin from 4.15pm, the big kids can get ready to be entertained. Firstly, at 6pm by a traditional Bunggul and Welcome to Country ceremony by local Traditional Owners, led by two renowned didgeridoo players. At 6.30pm, well-known local band East Journey will perform a few of their popular songs, then it’s time for eighties cover band New Romantics and Bjorn Again. For food options, guests are invited to bring their own supper, or otherwise choose

from the plenty of great market community stalls at the event; goodies including popcorn, fairy floss, hot dogs, home made trifles, beef and gravy rolls, Vietnamese rolls, pawpaw salad, sushi, fish cakes, cannolis and cup cakes will be on offer. All the community are invited, so bring a picnic blanket, chairs and, for licensed permit holders, alcohol, and enjoy the fun-filled night of festivities. The free open air event, hosted by Pacific Aluminium, will be held at Hindle Oval from 4pm.

Knife attack at hostel A WOMAN staying at the Nhulunbuy Aboriginal Hostel allegedly slashed her partner across the face with a knife, following an argument, last Thursday, March 14. The man required several stitches to the wound. His partner was charged with assault and bodily harm, and assault with a weapon. Both parties were allegedly sober at the time. ARREST MADE OVER BREAK-IN A MAN has been charged over an alleged unlawful entry at the Gove Country Golf Club, after he was discovered by police heavily intoxicated and with a quantity of alcohol, cash and Golf Club merchandise allegedly in his possession. He was arrested at 9am on the morning of March 9, hours after a large quantity of alcohol was reported stolen from the club. Following his arrest, the alleged offender was flown to Darwin to face court. SEARCH FOR ROCK ATTACKER POLICE are continuing their hunt for an Aboriginal man who allegedly attacked a 31-year-old Rio Tinto employee with a rock on Arnhem Road, on February 17. The local department have released a computer sketch of the alleged offender (right), and are appealing to the public to come forward if they have any information or may have witnessed the offender in the nearby vicinity on the night of the attack. It is believed the attack, which left the victim suffering from internal cranial bleeding, a base skull fracture and a ruptured eardrum, occurred about 1.30am on Sunday morning, as the victim returned to his home at the Arnhem Village after a night out. If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) or Nhulunbuy Police (8987 1333). ASSAULT CHARGE A man was arrested by officers on Wednesday, March 13, after allegedly punching and kicking his wife on Westal Street. Due to his state of intoxication, the man was remanded in custody overnight, and in the morning was bailed and charged with aggravated assault. DRIVING BLITZ A NUMBER of infringements were handed out over the last weeks, as police conducted a traffic operation in the region. A 36-year-old man was charged with medium range drink-driving after being pulled over on the evening of March 12, on Bottlebrush Avenue. The alleged offender was also driving an unlicensed vehicle. A 34-year-old man was also charged with a medium range drink-driving offence, after being pulled over on Westal Street on March 8. A 32-year-old man was slapped with an infringement notice after being caught speeding and driving an unlicensed vehicle on Beagle Circuit. Police have urged drivers around the region to adhere to NT road rules, or else be prepared to face prosecution.




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The players in the N.T. Chief Minister coup TERRY MILLS (photo: thecconversation)



TOP: Larissa Lee. CENTRE: Francis Xavier. RIGHT: Bess Price.

Anderson a threat to new Giles government: Walker MINISTER for Regional Development Alison Anderson has “loyalty to nobody” and could be a huge destabilising factor in the new Northern Territory government, says Labor Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker. These comments follow a week when Chief Minister Terry Mills was ousted from his role as leader of the Country Liberal Party, and former Minister for Transport Adam Giles was promoted to become the NT’s first indigenous Chief Minister. It has been confirmed Ms Anderson switched her allegiances from unconditionally supporting the Mills government to backing Mr Giles, within a week of the announcement that he was bidding for the leader’s position.

Other members of the CLP’s socalled ‘Bush Coalition’, - Aboriginal politicians Larissa Lee, Francis Xavier and Member for Stuart Bess Price - had also previously pledged their support to Mr Mills, but all changed alongside Ms Anderson. Before the switch, Ms Anderson had described Mr Giles as a “little boy” and had complained there were too many men in her government who all wanted to be leader. Ms Walker, a former colleague of Ms Anderson’s, said the minister’s interests were largely self-serving. “I know the damage that she can do. “She walked out on Labor, and caused much damage. “But her departure from Labor’s ranks was probably the best thing she

ever did for us, because ever since her departure we’ve been strong and united.” Ms Anderson controversially left the Labor Party in 2009, following a dispute about indigenous housing, and sat as an independent for two years before joining the CLP in 2011. “She’s not to be trusted. “She has loyalty to nobody, and as long as she remains in CLP ranks, there will always be that element of uncertainty and instability,” Ms Walker said. During the last sitting of NT Parliament, in late February, Ms Walker was branded a “racist” by Ms Anderson, after speaking her views over whether power price increases and purchasing power tokens was working in

indigenous communities. Ms Anderson’s comment was judged as an unparliamentary remark, and she was forced to withdraw it. The latest government upheaval has inspired the Labor opposition with frustration rather than optimism, Ms Walker said. “The local hurdles being faced are the frustrations of trying to communicate with ministers to raise constituency issues - letters that I’ve written to the health minister going back a couple of months still haven’t been responded to. “So I think, the mechanisms behind the government just can’t keep up, because they are shambolic. “As a local member, that does impact on what I’m trying to do;

when I’m trying to represent my constituency and when I’m wanting to take up issues with ministers, I’m not getting a response.” Federal Labor MP Warren Snowdon, whose electorate covers much of East Arnhem Land, slammed the governmental shake-up, saying it had shot community confidence in the CLP “to pieces”. “The people of the Northern Territory are fed up to the back teeth with these shenanigans,” Mr Snowdon said. In 2007, new Chief Minister Mr Giles had unsuccessfully contested for Mr Snowdon’s federal seat of Lingiari, before entering the NT parliament by winning an Alice Springs seat in 2008.





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ABOVE: Mawul Rom Board Co-Chair Patrick McIntyre, CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover and Mawul Rom Board Co-Chair Reverend Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM and Rose Guywanga formalise the Mawul Rom Agreement in Darwin.

conflict resolution, decision-making and leadership utilising Indigenous traditional and non-Indigenous ways of learning. The Vice-Chancellor and CoChairs of the Mawul Rom Board - Dr Djiniyini Gondarra and Patrick McIntyre - signed the agreement. Mr McIntyre said through the agreement, CDU would become the first Western academy to embrace the dignity and mutual status of an Indigenous academy, according to their own legal system. “We have here mutual recognition by two academies according to their own laws, Madayin Law of the Dhurili Nation and Australian Law,” Mr McIntyre said. Associate Head of CDU’s School

of Indigenous Knowledges Greg Williams agreed. He said the historic agreement was a testament to the “mutuality of recognition and esteem of the two academies”. “Mawul Rom is distinctive in that it seeks to formalise the relationship so that the equality and mutual recognition of the legitimacy of the two parties as academic traditions in their own right stand out,” Mr Williams said. Already the program boasts more than 20 graduates, and in 2013 more than 100 students are enrolled. The CDU Master of Indigenous Knowledges (Mawul Rom) graduates will be well-placed to become accredited mediators and leaders in cross-cultural contexts.

Barrier Aviation loses operator’s licence BARRIER Aviation Managing Director David Kilin has described as ludicrous any thought that the airline would want anything but safe ‘planes and practices for its staff and passengers. “A clean, 20-year reputation and business is destroyed because of bureaucrats playing out their own agendas yet again. Every year we have tens of thousands of flights conducted without a single passenger harmed in any way.” Mr Kilin was responding to the decision by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) late on Wednesday to cancel the operator’s certificate. In a statement accompanying the decision, CASA said: “CASA was not satisfied that Barrier Aviation would not operate aircraft with known defects if al-

lowed to resume operations. “CASA has determined Barrier Aviation had a poor safety culture and placed commercial imperatives before safety. The inconvenience this action will cause for passengers and Barrier’s employees is regrettable, however, CASA’s primary and overriding priority is safety.” The decision means the airline of more than 30 planes is permanetly grounded and cannot fly. Barrier Aviation has 28 days in which to appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. CASA told the Arafura Times last Thursday it would oppose any appeal. Mr Kilin said: “Clearly we are very disappointed by CASA’s latest action. We still have a right of appeal and several alternative steps that we can take. At this stage we are exploring our

opportunities with our legal team. “I would like to make it very clear that at no stage has CASA entered into any meaningful or productive discussion about how to resolve any perceived issues. We have continually asked what do they want us to do, but that has not been forthcoming at any stage. “In my opinion (and the opinion of many others), CASA’s draconian approach has been a personal vendetta against me, hidden behind their catch cry ‘it is all about safety’. “Their PR machine has been both cunning and manipulative, whilst we have been shackled and made to tow the line every step of the way.” Mr Kilin said Barrier Aviation is not the first small regional airline to be treated this way. “QANTAS and VIRGIN

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CDU and Yolgnu sign an historic agreement







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Creamy garlic mash with sautéed sausages and rich onion gravy



Schnitzel Night

Chicken Schnitzel and Beef Schnitzel Parmigiana (Chicken or beef) Hawaiian (Ham, Cheese, Pineapple)



Reef & Beef

200g Sirloin with creamy garlic prawns



Fish & Chips

Battered Fish & Chips on the Lawn Opening hours: Thu – Fri (5.30 – 8pm) Sat – Sun (12 – 2pm and 5.30 – 8pm)

RIGHT: Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM speaks at the singing of the Mawul Rom agreement at Charles Darwin University.

A DECADE of negotiations between Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land and senior academics at the Charles Darwin University culminated in the signing of a historic agreement last week. The agreement has formally recognised the university’s partnership with the Mawul Rom Board to deliver a Masters of Indigenous Knowledges. (Mawul Rom is an association which aims to promote and facilitate respectful dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians). CDU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the CDU team were delighted to be signing the agreement to establish the higher-degree program, which involves cross-cultural education and training in dispute and




Gove’s got 

Quest & Family Fun Day Can YOU…

Ages: 12 to 25 years

• Sing • Dance • Juggle • Act • Deliver Stand Up Comedy • Play The Spoons or Have YOU Got an instrument? What It Takes

Show us your Talent!

Solo and Group acts welcome!

To Win?

1st Prize – $500 2nd Prize – $350 3rd Prize – $250 Loads of other F ood and prizes…Bring your Drinks family and friends and to buy! be a part of the fun!

Saturday, April 6, 2013 Nhulunbuy Town Hall • Stalls and Activities from 11am • Talent Quest Show - 2pm to 4pm To register YOUR entry please call 8939 3400 or come visit us at our new AnglicareNT office in Nhulunbuy (near CentreLink).

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

Are you looking for: s an ongoing job in the Australian Public Service? s The opportunity to get paid while studying to obtain a Diploma qualification? s 15 months of structured training and development?

The Indigenous Australian Government Development Program offers this and more. Contact Number: (02) 6240 3737 Applications Close: 18 April 2013 For additional information and details on how to apply please visit our website at

A ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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What’s On

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

On the way back from Bromby Island. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

MARCH Wed 20. Lawn Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Wed 20. Karaoke at the Arnhem Club from 8pm. Wed 20. Jam session/open mic night - Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Sat 23. NCL Art and Craft Market, 9am-12pm, Town Hall hosted by Catholic Parish. Sat 23. Pacific Aluminium's concert under the stars, featuring Bjorn Again, New Romantics, East Journey and plenty more. Hindle Oval from 4pm. Sun 24. Jazz Arvo with Grant Pukeroa at the Arnhem Club, 1-5pm. Sun 24. Gove Boat Club Open Day - Featuring live band The Avengers, from 3pm. Wed 27. Lawn Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Wed 27. Karaoke at the Arnhem Club from 8pm. Wed 27. Jam session/open mic night - Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Sun 31. Jazz Arvo with Grant Pukeroa at the Arnhem Club, 1-5pm.

 comment/community CLP leadership changes with knifing of Terry Mills WHAT a week it’s been in Territory politics, with a fourth CLP Government cabinet reshuffle in less than seven months, and a new Chief Minister Adam Giles, and his deputy, David Tollner, sworn in while ousted Terry Mills was making the long and lonely journey back from Japan. During this seven-month circus, the Territory has had no fewer than three treasurers, three education ministers, two Chief Ministers and two different deputies; the last in the job for just six days. Adam Giles must now bring his team and a few egos into line and get on with the business of providing good and stable government

and restoring confidence in the Territory for residents, business and investors. I am not the only observer to note, however, that this may be challenging given his colleague Alison Anderson will remain a destabilising force within the ranks because she simply cannot be trusted. Having labelled Giles a “spoilt brat” and a “little boy” one week when reiterating her support to Mills over Giles in a failed leadership bid, six days later she side-stepped those remarks and said he was a “man” and would be a “fantastic” Chief Minister. Recognising that the CLP

government was “hurting” Territorians, I welcome Giles’s decision to reduce the unpopular power tariff increases from 30 percent to 20 per cent and the promise to backdate to January 1 and incremental five per cent increases in 2014 and 2015. However, it still leaves prices which are unaffordable to most, and means more costly work for Power Water Corporation in refunding and readjusting billing and recalibrating of power meters. It also fails to explain how some of our most disadvantaged who are reliant on pre-purchased power cards will receive their refund. Time will tell how the govern-

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ment under the stewardship of Adam Giles will deliver, but there’s no doubt that things must get better because they couldn’t have gotten any worse.

Trivia winners celebrate sky high

RIGHT: FLYING HIGH: Winning trivia group members Mani Berghout, Michelle Hockings, Roland Davies, Thomas and Paul Hockings, with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) Pilot Fabio Zuglian.

BELOW: The aerial beauty of coastal East Arnhem Land, as seen from the window of a Laynha Air aircraft.

April Sat 6. Gove's Got Talent family fun day - Stalls and activities from 11am, talent quest 2-4pm, Nhulunbuy Town Hall. Tue 12. Battle of the School Bands finals, Darwin Entertainment Centre. Sun 14. GCGC Committee Meeting 4pm at the Golf Club, Info: (8987 3191). Thu 18. Briefing night NRSFC Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic at NRSFC club room commencing 6pm. Sat 20. NRSFC Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic Day One - 7am to 5pm. Sun 21. NRSFC Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic Day Two - 7am to 5pm. Thu 21. Junior Golf Season/Sign-On: 9am at the Golf Club, Info: 89897 1905 or email: jonniesta@bigpond. com. Sat 27. NCL Art and Craft Market, 9am-12pm, Town Hall hosted by NPS Year 6 Canberra Excursion. Sat 27. Presentation night NRSFC Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic at NRSFC club room commencing 6pm.

Electoral News

by NT Member for Nhulunbuy

A GROUP of locals took their trivia knowledge sky high last week, thanks to Laynhapuy Aviation and Nhulunbuy Rotary Club.

For winning the Annual Rotary Quiz Night on February 16, trivia crew Bad Medicine - featuring a former town administrator, a university campus ad-

ministrator, two medical students, a lawyer and a journalist - were rewarded with a scenic flight across the coast of East Arnhem Land. Piloted by Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), the flight flew south over Port Bradshaw, then curved around to Cape Arnhem and gave a snapshot of the region’s miraculous coastal life and communities in between. Passengers spied dugongs, dolphins, sharks and turtles, as well as a large saltwater croc swimming

up to a remote beach - the latter of which the pilot, Fabio Zuglian, made sure to circle around and give all the occupants a good chance to gape at it. The flight then twisted its way back to take in the aerial landscapes of Yirrkala, Nhulunbuy and the Gove refinery. Bad Medicine wanted to thank both Rotary and Laynyphuy for the opportunity. For anybody interested in taking a scenic flight with Laynhapuy, contact (8987 3155).

Triathletes toughen up for bumper season WHILE most of you were still waking up last Saturday morning, this group of ladies were busy working up a sweat in the first triathalon for the season. The race started with a 300m swim, followed by a 10km bike ride and finishing with a 2.5km run. The more seasoned triathletes completed a 600m swim/20km ride/5km run. Aside from a few veering off the course a little, it was a great event

had by all. If this sounds like your idea of fun then check out the CrossFit Calender, get your runners on and start training for the next event, the 5km/10km run on April 20. Ali Thorn, Nhulunbuy. PHOTO: Triatheletes Kath, Whitney, Amy, Wanese, Eula and Ali preparing for a bumper sporting season ahead.

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Boatie ramps up for big season THE tides are turning for Gove Boat Club, as they get set to welcome a new restaurant and bar team to help begin a busy season of expected business. The Boatie will be holding a Grand Opening Day on March 24, featuring live music, where new restaurant operators Paul and Patricia King will have a chance to present their new-look menu to the public. Mr King and his wife, who also run the Three C’s Cafe in town, are looking forward to giving the club’s dining facilities a new lease on life. “We want to try and help pick it up, for the locals, and try and get more families coming out. “It’s such a beautiful place, and it has a great atmosphere - now that Gove has been assured that gas will come, hopefully we can get it up and running in no time,” Mr King said. Treasurer of the Boat Club Cassie McIllree said that Treasurer of the Gove Boat Club Cassie McIllree with her kids Edward and Chloe, with the club’s spectaular view in the background.

although the beginning of the year had been quiet for the club, they were expecting plenty of yachties coming in over the dry season on their way to Darwin. “People are hearing really good thing about the services we offer out here.” The club has also been rejoicing in a new acquisition - they’ve been granted $3300 from the Northern Territory Government, which has gone towards the purchase of a new rescue craft. Ms McIllree said the new polycraft boat was an imperative safety device. “We needed it, for when we’ve got littlies out on the water.” The Boat Club is excited about their big year ahead, and to help them along the way, they’re always looking for new volunteers. If you’re interested volunteering, or taking part in casual Sunday Sailing, contact Neal Baulch (0409 714 440).

Gove Boat Club has been granted government funding to buy this new rescue craft, to help keep young fellows like Edward McIllree (pictured) out of danger.

Yachties say bon voyage to bar role

Rod and Alilah Watts get set to bid farewell to their roles as the Gove Boat Club bar team. AS one tide comes in, another must inevitably depart. While the Gove Boat Club’s restaurant gets ready for a rejuvination, the club simultaneously farewells its much-loved bar team, Rod and Alilah Watts. The couple drifted into Gove on their yacht roughly two years ago, and have been living in the region ever since; Rod working as bar manager out at the Boatie, Alilah working there pouring many a cold beer. The pair had married in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, a few years ago, and decided to take off to the high seas in their yacht in 2011. “It was just one of those things - we just wanted to keep going,” Rod said. They’d stopped for awhile on Thursday Island, in the Torres Strait, but decided to continue on their voyage, until they ended up in Gove. “We’d planned to stay here three months, but ended up falling in love with the place.” After nearly a year and a half working at the Boat Club, Rod has decided it’s time to move on to different things although he said he’d still be spending plenty of time at the spot he called “a beautiful spot with the best view in town”. “Now I get to spend a bit more of my time on the other side of the bar,” he laughed. While Rod prepares to return to his former trade of electronics, the pair are also planning to use their spare time yachting the local waters, exploring the coastal beauty of Arnhem Land.

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THE region’s care and community workers came out in droves last Friday, March 15, to celebrate the official opening of the new Anglicare office in Nhulunbuy. Speeches by the Anglican Bishop of the Northern Territory Greg Thompson and local MLA Lynne Walker showcased the importance of Anglicare to the community, and conveyed the message that the organisation would certainly be here to stay. A traditional Yolngu smoking ceremony also took place, and a tasty barbecue was fired up for attendees to relax and enjoy some healthy tucker under the trees.

Emily Gronholt (with children Mikkel and Aksel), Sandy Graham, Michelle Parker and Wayalwanga Marika.

DHS Centrelink employees Veronica Assan and Amber Roath.

Peter Burarrwanga, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Nhulunbuy Anglicare Ann Buxton, Jimmy Burarrwanga and Johnny Gurruwiwi.

Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker with Nhulunbuy Sally Gurruwiwi, Chavalin Lacey, Aroha Cockle and Gaylene Gurruwiwi. Police Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon.

Anglican Bishop of the Northern Territory and Chair of Anglicare Greg Thompson with Don Gumana from GanGan Homelands. RIGHT: Ian Chamberlain and Aroha Cockle.

Mobile respite for East Arnhem Helen Jennings, Town Administrator Dr Ross Theedom and Wendy Scarlett from East Arnhem Communities for Children.

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Gonnie Keogh and Chris Wallace.

Ian and Leanne Thomson with Debbie Miles.

Administration Officer from Anglicare Louise McKinnon with Chavalin Lacey.



ON Friday, March 15, five brave souls out at Nhulunbuy High School stared the snippers down and took on the World’s Greatest Shave for charity. Between students Meagan Morris, Cameron Stiff, Morgan Hill and Georgette Birch, along with Assistant Principal Kate Smith, the crew earned nearly $8000 between them, which will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation to raise money for cancer research.

ABOVE: THE SUPPORT SQUAD: Shaver Meagan Morris (second from left) with mum Angela, dad Scott and brother Joel. Students Leila Pedrosa and Chante Venter reckoned their school mates were legends for doing the charity shave.

ABOVE: Shaver Cameron Stiff, wondering why his head was so itchy. LEFT: Student Morgan Hill beat the heat by shaving off his woolly mane. He’s pictured here with mum Kaz Hill.

Geogette Birch was all smiles after her brave shave. She’s pictured here holding her bag of locks, set to be donated to make a wig for a cancer sufferer.

ABOVE: THE EXPRESSION SAYS IT ALL: Assistant Principal Kate Smith went through her shave calmly and without distress. RIGHT: Students Bintang Daly and Danielle Bond watching their school-mates lop their locks.


THE mood at the Gove Surf Club last Friday night was jovial, fun and full of atmosphere . . . for everybody except the fearful Andrew ‘Pidgy’ Pidgeon. For the first time in 32 years, Mr Pidgeon’s face was subjected to the full force of an electric razor, and he lost his decades old bushman’s beard


for the sake of raising money for cancer research. After it was over, Pidgy’s family gathered together and had a laugh and shared a cheers, trying to get used to their dad’s new look. Pacific Aluminium employee Justin Tsao also sat in the hot seat for charity, and kids lined up to pay a couple bucks to have a hack at his hair.

ABOVE: The Pidgy Family - Sarah, Robyn and Zoe (far right) embracing their fresh-faced dad. BELOW: Chris ‘Putty’ Putland making sure Justin Tsao left the Surf Club with two ears after children chipped in to have a clip.

PIDGY’S BLUE CREW: Robyn, Zoe, John, Linda, Sarah, Pidgy and Warren.

ABOVE: Robyn Pidgeon helps shear her husband’s soup-strainer. LEFT: Justin Tsao (centre) also took the plunge and shaved his head for charity. He’s pictured here with mates Edward Frota and Olivia Hemer.

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Movie: “Dangerous Mission” (PG) 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs: Garden House: Exeter 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 The Checkout 8:30 Kangaroo Dundee 9:30 The Midwives: Fighting For Life - Follows the specialist midwives at Manchester’s Saint Mary’s Hospital who help parents through pregnancies that are high risk. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Money - David Dimbleby looks at the 18th century, a time when the triumph of commerce led to the emergence of a new ‘middle’ class: a group of people who craved pleasure and novelty, and developed their own tastes in art. 12:35 The Clinic 1:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:30 NTFL: Grand Final 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 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 7:30 Imparja’s Thursday Night Football: Melbourne Storm Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 9:15 The NRL Footy Show 10:45 The AFL Footy Show - The Logie award-winning AFL Footy Show celebrates its 20th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless and Shane Crawford. The boys will bring viewers all the latest in the world of AFL including, breaking news, team line-ups and entertainment. 12:45 Extra 1:15 Nine Presents 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 Danoz 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: “About Sarah” (M a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Wild Vets 3:00 Minute To Win It 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 Bones: The Doll In The Derby / The Shot In The Dark - Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a female roller derby skater whose body was dismembered. In order to get more answers, they enlist Angie to go undercover as a derby skater. Meanwhile, Cam tries to uncover the details behind Booth’s secretive hospital appointments. 10:00 Castle: A Death Dance 11:00 The Suspects - True Australian Thrillers 12:00 Last Chance Learners 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? Freaks Of Nature 2:30 My Family Feast: Mandaean Iraqu 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Wainwright Walks: Scafell Pike 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Food Safari: Lao 8:00 Gourmet Farmer: Chickens, Vegies and Poly-tunnel 8:35 Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feasts: Israel - Yotam’s Mediterranean journey concludes in the country where he grew up - Israel. In Tel Aviv, Yotam explores the national obsession with hummus and begins by making the popular dish shakshuka, where eggs are gently poached in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, onion and hot chilli peppers. 9:30 24 Hours in Emergency: Snow 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Divine Joe Sarno 12:05 Movie: “Blackout” (M a,v) In Tagalog and English. 1:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Double Trouble 10:20 What I Wrote 10:30 Arrows Of Desire 11:00 Foreign Correspondent 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Poirot 1:25 Last Of The Summer Wine 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: The 14th Century Castle 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Yellingbo 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Game Of Champions - Doctor Lucien Blake is drawn into the new world of television when contestants of a successful TV quiz show start dying. 9:25 Silk: Martha Costello is now a silk, but quickly discovers it can be lonely at the top. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lowdown: Wasp In Translation - Shines a spotlight on the life of a man whose job it is to feed the public’s insatiable appetite for celebrity gossip. Alex Burchill, the author of the Lowdown column, is out to secure a scandalous scoop each week. 11:35 Rage 5:00 Rage

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 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 Imparja’s Live Friday Night Football: Wests Tigers Vs Parramatta Eels 8:30 TBA 9:00 The Middle: Mothers Day 11 9:30 TBA 11:45 Movie: “Pink Cadillac” (M d,v,l) - The British Empire from 1750 to 1900 revealed through its art and treasures. David Dimbleby travels through Britain, America and India tracing the descent as the Empire became a self-serving bureaucratic machine. 1:30 The Avengers: Correct Way To Kill 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 The Midday Movie: “Stakeout” (M s,l,v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Minute To Win It 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 TBA 7:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 1: Adelaide Vs Essendon 10:30 Dual Suspects: Hollywood Homicide - A handsome and popular society photographer from Switzerland is brutally murdered in his Hollywood home. And when officers investigate, they find a scene worthy of a horror film. At first, police suspect a random robbery gone wrong. But as they learn details about his tawdry social life, they begin to suspect the culprit is someone he knew. 11:30 Movie: “We Own The Night” (AV v,d,l) - A nightclub manager has only one night to save his cop father and brother who are next on the hit list. 1:55 Harry’s Practice 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 One Born Every Minute 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: Brazil: Wild Waters 6:00 Wainwright Walks: Helvellyn 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Great Brittish Countryside: Cornwall and Devon 8:35 Dust Bowl: The Hardy Ones 9:35 As It Happened: Death Camp Teblinka 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Restless” (MA l,s,n) - In Finnish. Ari is a young doctor who cannot commit himself to a relationship. It is his policy not to see the same woman twice because he fears that commitment will eventually lead him to causing pain, and he is desperate to avoid that. Everything in Ari’s life is fine until he meets Tiina, who falls in love with him. 1:05 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The Collector” (MA l) In Swedish. When Kurt Wallander investigates the death of a woman during a house robbery, suspicion falls on the victim’s exboyfriend, Fabian, a bouncer. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The Checkout 1:00 At The Movies 1:30 Eggheads: Driving Force 2:00 Feral Peril 3:00 Movie: “To Sir, With Love” (PG) 4:55 Midsomer Murders: Second Sight 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Paradise: With the big day approaching Moray has an important decision to make - can he find the courage when he needs it most? Or will a threatening ghost from the past bring him to his knees? 8:30 Inspector George Gently: Gently Upside Down 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - Shaun Micallef is back and he’s MADDER than HELL! We really should have changed the name but it’d cost us a fortune in letterheads and show graphics. Anyway, he’s back and this time he knows what he’s doing (slightly). 10:30 Laid: When Andrew teeters on the brink of death, Roo thinks she knows how to help but things don’t go to plan, and just as Roo is feeling more confused and alone than ever, she finds support where she least expects. 11:00 Rage: Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Mornings Saturday 11:30 The Bottom Line Icon Series 12:00 Danoz Direct 1:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 2:00 Movie: “Arthur 2: On The Rocks” (PG a,l) 4:00 Garden Gurus 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 Getaway 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 TBA 8:45 TBA 10:45 Movie: “The Fog” (M h,v) - A Northern California town is forced to contend with an unwelcomed thick fog. As the fog seeps through the town, the residents meet gruesome ends. 12:50 Movie: “Seconds To Spare” (M v,l) - When a deadly assassin hijacks a passenger train, he threatens to detonate a deadly can of poison that can wipe out an entire city, if he isn’t given a 25 million dollar Ransom. 2:35 The Baron 3:35 Danoz 4:30 Life Today With James Robinson 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 8:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show 11:30 Dr Oz 12:30 That ‘70s Show 1:00 Movie: “Tinkerbell And The Lost Treasure” (G) 2:30 Movie: “The Suite Life Movie” (PG) 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 12:00 Movie: “GreenBerg” (MA s,d) - Roger Greenberg is single, fortyish and deliberately doing nothing. In an attempt to restart his life, he agrees to housesit for his brother in LA where things start falling into place. 2:20 Harry’s Practice 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 That ‘70s Show: That ‘70s Musical - Fez is devastated when he thinks the gang isn’t coming to see his musical performance.

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 9:15 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Argentina Vs Venezuela 11:30 World News 1:00 Paris: The Luminous Years 2:00 The Hidden Life Of Masterpieces: Leonardo da Vinci 2:50 The Chopin Etudes 2:55 Salvador Dali: Tragicomic Genius 3:55 The Beauty Of Books 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Davina McCall 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Salvage Hunters 8:30 Prisoners of War: The Tape 9:35 Movie: “Mongol” (MAV v) - In Mongolian and Mandarin. A sweeping epic, Mongol delves into the dramatic early years of Genghis Khan, who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows him from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of legend, but as an inspiring and visionary leader. 11:50 Movie: “Ip Man” (M v) In Cantonese, Japanese and Mandarin. Donnie Yen stars as the eminent Wing Chun martial arts grandmaster, Yip Man, who was renowned for teaching Bruce Lee the secrets of the art he became famous for. 1:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Liverpool: Harvest 12:00 Landline 1:00 Travel Oz 1:30 World Cafe Asia: Yunnan 2:00 How The Earth Was Made: Hawaii 3:00 Mighty Uke 4:20 The Atlantics: Live At Freshwater 5:00 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 5:30 Deadly 60: On A Mission: Agentina And Peru 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass: Beating Cyberbullying 7:00 ABC News 7:30 David Attenborough’s Galapagos 8:20 The Making Of David Attenborough’s Galapagos 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:45 TBA 10:15 Rev. 10:45 Shakespeare Uncovered: Henry IV and Henry V Presented By Jeremy Irons 11:40 In Search Of Beethoven 12:30 Movie: “The Night Of The Following Day” (M d,v) 2:00 Order In The House 3:00 Rage 4:05 The New Inventors 4:35 Art Nation 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Catalyst

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 The Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Wild Adventures With David Ireland: Desert Ghosts 1:30 2013 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Penrith Panthers Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 Easter With The Australian Women’s Weelly 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 10:00 TBA 11:00 Flashpoint: Business As Usual - When a deadly assassin hijacks a passenger train, he threatens to detonate a deadly can of poison that can wipe out an entire city, if he isn’t given a 25 million dollar Ransom. 12:00 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Stitch 6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 10:40 Iron Chef Australia 11:40 That ‘70s Show 2:00 Movie: “The Express” (G) 5:00 Great Southeast 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Sunday Night 7:00 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 7:30 The Force - Behind The Line 8:10 Downton Abbey - There may finally be some good news at Downton after all the recent trauma. 9:10 Castle 11:10 Law & Order: LA: Runyon Canyon - When pre-med freshman Beth Garrett is found strangled to death, a mysterious text leads the detectives to a potential suspect. 12:05 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Spacial: The Passion Of Spain - Part Two 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Dino Gangs 3:30 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations: Uruguay 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 5:30 Inspector Rex: Deadly Secrets 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Treasures Decoded: The Turin Shroud 8:30 The Ultimate Mars Challenge 9:30 Client 9: The Call Girl And The Governor - As New York’s Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as Governor, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation’s first Jewish President. . Then, shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer had been caught seeing prostitutes. 11:45 Movie: “A Short Stay In Switzerland” (MA a) - Just after losing her husband to a fatal neurological condition, Dr Anne Turner is diagnosed with a similar illness. So she plans to end her life herself. On her way to Switzerland for the last months of her life, Anne flashes back to various times in her past. 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Backyard Science 10:25 Science Clips 10:35 Designers 10:50 I Maths 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 David Attenborough’s Galapagos 1:20 The Making of David Attenborough’s Galapagos 1:30 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: The Thatched Cottage: Hampshire 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The Silence 12:35 Movie: “The Terror” (M h) 1:55 Grand Designs: The Thatched Cottage: Hampshire 2:45 Songs Of Praise: Windsor Castle 3:10 Rage 3:55 Movie: “The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle” (G) 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 9:30 National Morning News 10:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 7:00 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 8:30 TBA 11:00 Worst Case Senario: Burning Vehicle / Boating Accident Survival expert Bear Grylls shows how to survive life-threatening situations, giving instructions on everything you will need to know if faced with a worst case scenario. 11:30 Extra 12:00 The Avengers 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz 2:00 Home Shopping 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: “Murder Without Conviction” (M v,a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Wild Vets 3:00 Minute To Win It 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:15 Revenge: Lineage - Hindsight’s 20/20 when a flashback to 2006 has Victoria getting a surprise visit from her estranged mother, triggering memories of her tumultuous upbringing. 9:05 How I Met Your Mother 9:30 The Mindy Project 10:00 Private Practice 11:00 Happy Endings 12:30 Last Chance Learners 12:00 Room For Improvement 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Harry’s Practice 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: “Love Is In The Air” (M d,l,s) 2:50 PS Your Mystery Sender 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 Global Village: Monte de Piedad, Mexico’s National Pawnshop 6:00 Wainwright Walks: Catbells 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Mythbusters: Walk A Straight Line 8:35 Man vs Wild: Cape Wrath, Scotland 9:35 RocKwiz: Clairy Browne & C.C. Adcock 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: Barbie Blues - When Mika, a suburban teenager, finds a disturbing creature in her pool, she asks her new neighbour Gershon for help. What starts off as a friendly encounter between two neighbours turns into a painful lesson on the borders of control. (From Israel, in Hebrew) Nocturn - Unable to sleep one night, Jody goes to the local 24-hour garage and meets a young couple who will turn her night, and her life, upside down. (From the UK) 1:05 My Family UK: Little Pinchings 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Real Chinese 10:40 Postcards From Bangladesh 10:50 Australian Prime Ministers 10:55 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: The Eco-Barge: Medway 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Diamond Geezers 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Artscape: Anatomy 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Desperate Romantics 1:30 Apocalypse Now? 2:00 Grand Designs: The Eco-Barge: Medway 2:50 Rage 4:05 Movie: “Carefree” (G) / 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 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 7:00 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 11:00 Survivors: As the world’s population is almost annihilated by a mysterious virus, the few who survive eventually come together and realise they must start from scratch now that civilisation as they once knew it has been destroyed. However, they soon face turmoil as not everyone is willing to adjust to a new government. 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz 1:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Patricia Cornwell: At Risk” (M v,a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Wild Vets 3:00 Minute To Win It 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Hurt by Spencer’s rejection, Maddy takes her frustrations out on the Roo, however Alf tells her to show some respect. 7:00 TBA 8:15 Packed To The Rafters: Weathering The Storm - Given the circumstances with Coby, Dave and Julie try to end their business dealings with Duncan. 9:05 Parenthood 10:00 Private Practice 11:00 Against The Wall 12:00 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Waiting For Someone” (M a,l) 2:40 Avatar Days 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 World News Australia 6:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier: Australia V Oman 9:00 James May At The Edge Of Space 9:30 Venice 24/7 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Ashes Of Time: Redux” (M v) In Cantonese. A re-edited and re-mastered version Wong Kar-Wai’s classic 1994 film, Ashes of Time. A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. 12:45 Anna Pihl - Martin is in a critical condition after the stabbing and Anna is worried sick. Meanwhile, the net tightens around Zoran after a tip-off leads police to a deserted dockland site. Will Anna and her colleagues trap Zoran? Will Martin survive? And will Mikala finally escape from Stavro’s net? 1:35 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 For The Juniors 10:15 Ace Day Jobs 10:20 My Great Big Adventure 10:45 Behind The News Specials 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: The Bournemouth Penthouse: Bournemouth 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Tractor Monkeys: Sam Simmons, Rebecca De Unamuno, Aamer Rahman & Genevieve Norris 9:00 The Agony Of Life 9:30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 10:00 TBA 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 Identity 12:20 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime: Affair Of The Pink Pearl 1:10 Grand Designs: The Bournemouth Penthouse: Bournemouth 2:00 Catholic Dilemma 2:30 In The End 3:00 Rage 3:45 Movie: “A Damsel In Distress” (G) / 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 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 7:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 10:00 TBA 11:00 The AFL Footy Show - The Logie award-winning AFL Footy Show celebrates its 20th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless and Shane Crawford. The boys will bring viewers all the latest in the world of AFL including, breaking news, team line-ups and entertainment. 1:00 Danoz 1:30 Home Shopping 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 Fashion: Killer Hair” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Wild Vets 3:00 Minute To Win It 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Maddy apologises for her behaviour to Roo. Sid tells Romeo that he can’t keep hiding his cancer from Indi, and if Romeo doesn’t tell her, then he will. 7:00 TBA 8:15 Last Resort: Blue Water - Sam and James depart the island in a daring rescue attempt. 9:05 Highway Patrol 9:30 World’s Wildest Police Videos 10:30 Air Crash Investigations 11:30 Last Chance Learners 12:00 Room For Improvement 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Harry’s Practice 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:15 FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier: France Vs Spain 7:30 Weatherwatch & Music 7:35 World News 1:00 FIFA World Cup Qualifier 2014: Australia Vs Oman 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Door Of No Return 6:00 Wainwright Walks: Helm Crag 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Arctic: The Tundra: Desert Of Ice 8:30 World’s Most Dangerous Roads: Siberia 9:30 Immigration Nation 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Camino” (M a) In Spanish. The heartbreaking story of Camino, a bubbly 11-year-old girl whose happy God-focused life in Madrid and innocent platonic love for Cuco are thwarted by the onset of a terminal illness, a cross she bears with a mixture of exemplary devotion and naivety. 1:40 Movie: “Prague” (MA s) In Danish, English and Czech. Christoffer and Maja’s trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer’s deceased father, evolves into the story of a break-up. 3:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

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PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Contact with a person that you have not seen for some time will be very rewarding. This person has changed a lot recently. Be sure to comment on this! Romance. Your partner may find you difficult to make sense of at times! Be careful not to change your mind too often and things will improve.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) The Moon/Mars Midpoint is now in your sign. This might make you a little on-edge. Simply being aware of this will improve the situation. Romance. This will be an excellent week for any agreements. Both you and the other person concerned will be accommodating and open.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)


You may find that your energy is a little too much for some people. However, they will have to adapt, as you are not going to slow down! Romance. The Moon/Ceres Midpoint presently in your sign should make you even more sensitive to your partner’s needs than usual.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) The Moon/Pallas Midpoint presently in your sign may help you to understand a recent incident in your family. Offer your take on the situation. Romance. This would be an excellent time to take your relationship to the next level. Look for signs that your partner feels the same.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Be careful not to change your mind about an important decision. Your initial feelings on the matter should be trusted. You’re thinking clearly! Romance. Don’t do anything too silly this week. You may be inclined to “let your hair down”. This is fine, so long as you don’t take it too far.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You will be able to get a great deal done today, so long as you steer clear of arguments. A petty dispute with a colleague may slow you down. Romance. You may meet someone new through an old friend. Be careful not to do anything which could make your friend jealous.


VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

Don’t let other people waste your energy. You have a lot to do, and won’t want to mess about. Keep a strict regimen. Romance. A romantic dinner will go well, so long as you allow yourself to relax a little. You don’t need to pretend to be someone you’re not for this person.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

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An old friend who appears from out of the blue may have a surprise in store. This person hasn’t changed much. Romance. Don’t take a recent let-down too much to heart. Something even better will happen which will make up for this. You need to roll with the punches this week.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A misunderstanding over a message could have more serious consequences than you realise. Make sure that you get all the details right! Romance. A new friend will be impressed by the way you handle an unexpected crisis. Be aware that this may quickly turn into a small crush.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

A chance meeting later in the week may be less accidental than it seems. You’ll shortly be seeing more of this person. Their intentions aren’t in your best interest. Romance. Your partner will be easily annoyed with you. There may be a deeper reason for this. Ask what it is!

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)


If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong either with you or with your business.


Good communications when discussing a current project will be essential. You must say exactly what you mean. Romance. Do something special to help your partner this week. They have been very considerate recently. Even small gestures will have a big impact!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) You must avoid getting into a situation in which another person tries to control you. Surround yourself with more compatible colleagues this week. Romance. A promise which your partner made recently will soon be fulfilled. This will reassure you of their good intentions and reliability.

– William J. H. Boetcker

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Yirrkala band the N.E.A.L. Boys, who won last year’s Battle of the School Bands competition and scored a spot playing at Darwin’s BASSINTHEGRASS Festival.

Young musos a chance for BASSINTHEGRASS

Nhulunbuy High student and guitarist in school band Landscape, Morgan Hill, performed in this week’s Battle of the School Bands competition.

NHULUNBUY students this week primed their plectrums and took part in the Battle of the School Bands competition on Tuesday, March 19. The annual competition, run by the NT Music School, has been designed to support arts education and engagement of school students across the Territory. The winners of the competition have the honour of performing at the Territory’s premier contemporary music event - the BASSINTHEGRASS Festival, in

Darwin on May 25. One of the region’s bands vying for a place this year was Landscape, made up of four boys from Nhulunbuy High School. Landscape entered the competition last year with an original track, named Funky Elephant. Guitarist Morgan Hill said the group had been gaining confidence for this year’s battle. “Our singer and rhythm guitarist, Declan, has made another new song, and that’s coming along quite well.”

He said one of their biggest musical rivals for the comp came from just down the road. “It would be great to actually win it for once, but I’m not sure . . . those guys from Yirrkala, they always beat us . . . they’re really good!” Indeed, last year the group from Yirrkala Community Education Centre - band North East Arnhem Land Boys (N.E.A.L Boys) - proved formidable and won the whole battle, getting to perform at BASSINTHEGRASS 2012.

Nhulunbuy High Principal Frank Greene said there was a lot of musical talent coming out from around the region. “The school has a strong interest in music, and, coincidentally, has a lot of staff who play instruments and in bands. “So, there are plenty of musical role models around the school community.” For all the coverage of Nhulunbuy’s Battle of the School Bands, check out next week’s edition of the Arafura Times.



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Gove construction 1969 Resident until 1980 Loved brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather Loyal Parramatta supporter Died peacefully in Brisbane

Notice of Annual General Meeting The Nhulunbuy Playgroup will be holding its Annual General Meeting:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10am at Playgroup, Arnhem Road • Seeking nominations for all positions

Care Coordinator - Yirrkala In this position you will be responsible for working collaboratively with patients, and clinical teams to provide appropriate multidisciplinary care and services for Aboriginal people with a chronic condition. A current AHPRA registration as an RN4/AHP4 is required. An ability to work both independently and in a team is essential, as is excellent time management and communication skills.

Renal RN/Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Yirrkala In this position you will work with the Renal Coordinator and other health professionals in slowing down the progression of renal disease in CKD stages 3 to 5 by providing holistic care and effective management of symptoms. A current practicing certificate and AHPRA registration is a must. An ability to work both independently and in a team is essential, as is excellent time management and communication skills. *No housing available with this position.

RN Chronic Disease Team - Nhulunbuy Part Time In this position you will be providing support to the Chronic Disease program and assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of culturally appropriate Aboriginal health projects and programs. A current AHPRA registration is needed, as well as possessing a broad nursing experience and utilizing clinical skills with confidence. *No housing available with this position.

Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Yirrkala In this position you will be providing primary health care to patients within the clinic and assisting doctors, nurses and other health care professionals with communication, treatments and any advice relevant to client treatment. A current AHPRA registration is needed, as well as excellent communication skills.

Clinic Receptionist and Administration Assistant Gove Peninsula In these positions you will be responsible for performing reception duties and often administration functions to assist in smooth running of the clinic and program areas. They provide clerical support functions and maintain secure and confidential patient files in hard copy and electronic format. *No Housing available with this position.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Community Worker - 1 x Yirrkala and 1 x Nhulunbuy Casual The position involves working with Aboriginal people, and the Nhulunbuy Special Care Centre to assist in the process of referring individuals as appropriate to the alcohol and other drugs programmes managed by the Nhulunbuy Special Care Centre. *No housing available for this position.

For the Position Description and Selection Criteria, or for more information, please contact HR on 8939 1900 or by email Applications close Friday, March 29, 2013 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people are encouraged to apply.

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Caught croc believed to be horse attacker Kakadu flowers on show KAKADU National Park is currently experiencing RANGERS have removed a monster salty from the one of the driest wet seasons on record with hardly McArther River last Friday, March 15. any monsoonal activity or rain since the start of Borroloola Rangers removed the 4.5 metre salty, Gunumeleng, the build-up season, late last year. with the assistance of rangers from Katherine, as In an average monsoon season the park normally part of routine surveys. gets regular and heavy downpours resulting in wideChief District Ranger Eddie Webber said rangers spread flooding. believed the croc, which they harpooned, was the By now, the rivers have usually broken their same creature reported to have attacked a horse at banks, floodplains are up with water and roads are the same location about two weeks ago. closed. “The huge croc measured a total of 4.5 metres, Boat cruises would be leaving from the side of the however it had about 40cms of its tail missing, so Oenpelli Road with a gushing Magela Creek blocking we estimate it to be almost five metres in length. public access to Arnhemland and Ubirr art site in the “Large saltwater crocs are known to move in and East Alligator region. out of the area undetected at any time of the year, In a normal wet season, the native spear grass so we want to remind people who utilise McArthur ABOVE: Bush carrot. would already be standing over River to remain vigilant and exercise caution at all three metres tall, a green wall of times.” grass blocking the view into the Locally, Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation have woodlands. reminded locals to remain cautious when around But now the grass is growing so the town’s waterways, after a two-metre salty was slowly that in most places it hasn’t spotted hanging around the Toll Perkins Cargo even reached a metre yet. Wharf in Gove last week. That means seed-reliant birds Dhimurru also listed the Town Lagoon area and small rodents will have to hang and near the Surf Club as spots where crocs were in there until their favourite staple spotted regularly. ABOVE: Carnivorous sundew. becomes available. The park is A record 315 salties were removed from Top BELOW: Native ginger. looking gorgeous though. End waterways last year, and last week’s removal “I’m in awe of all the colours brings the total crocodiles removed this year to 34. - yellow arda is poking through the Estuarine crocodiles are common in the Top lush green grass in the woodlands End and can inhabit any waterways including while scarlet bloodroot, a tall herb freshwater systems, billabongs and low areas used by Aboriginal women as a dye, subject to flooding. adds red accents. The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT has “There’s also some blue from urged the public to BE CROCWISE and remember the beautiful wandering Jew too!” that croc danger is real so don’t risk your life. Anja, For more information go to Kakadu National Park. becrocwise.

Senior Park Ranger Michelle Foate and Park Ranger Shaun Evans. Photo: NT Parks and Wildlife Commission.

If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to

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

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

Arnhem 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

Time 0129 0810 1432 2000


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

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

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:

Ht 2.95 1.12 2.38 1.64

Fri 22

Time 0213 0909 1543 2055

Time 0310 1023 1711 2217

Ht 2.82 1.22 2.28 1.76

Sat 23 Ht 2.70 1.27 2.27 1.83

Time 0420 1140 1838 2348

Ht 2.65 1.24 2.36 1.77

Sun 24

Mon 25

Tue 26

Time 0534 1247 1932

Time 0104 0650 1343 2011

Time 0201 0754 1429 2044

Ht 2.67 1.15 2.51

Ht 1.63 2.77 1.05 2.68

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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.

WATER CONSUMPTION TABLE W/E Mar 10 W/E Mar 10 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

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: TBA P: TBA

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Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E:

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Thursday 07/03







Friday 08/03







Saturday 09/03







Sunday 10/03







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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 1.43 2.92 0.97 2.84

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


RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Thu 21

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

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 20

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: Ian Shepherd P: 0412 892 703

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

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 11 31.6 24.5 5.4 Tuesday 12 28.4 24.3 10.4 Wednesday 13 34.3 23.5 29.8 Thursday 14 33.5 24.8 NIL Friday 15 0.0 26.5 NIL Saturday 16 33.0 24.9 TCE Sunday 17 32.4 23.5 0.6 Monthly total rainfall to date: 82.6 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Mar. 11 to Sunday, Mar. 17

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1011.8 hPa on Sunday Min: 1000.1 hPa on Tuesday Averages for the month of March Max temp: 31.3 Min temp: 23.9 Rainfall: 253.6 mm


Crossing the cultural divide for the Anglican Church THERE’S much more to the Anglican Bishop of the Northern Territory, Greg Thompson (right), than purple robes and a pointy hat. Bishop Thompson has traversed many thousands of miles to work with lives trapped in the “margins of society”; from remote communities

of the Northern Territory, to the back streets of Sydney’s Kings Cross. When asked about the common ground between the bush and the concrete alleys of the city, Bishop Thompson said there’s a lot. “As people who live in the bush are in the margins, so there are

Could you tell us about the uniqueness of being Anglican in the Northern Territory? Out of all the Anglican church in Australia, the Northern Territory is unique in the fact that half its congregation is indigenous. Another interesting aspect is that English is often a second or third language. We have lots of language groups in other parts of Australia, but not first Australian languages. So, I suppose that uniqueness means our church life is going to be different - it’s going to be about the place, about the cultures - and it’s going to be about how can we strengthen our relationships with indigenous Australians. It’s about how we can support them in their communities, and how we can hear what the spirit is saying through them to us. And I think it’s a two-way church; not just a one-way. There are at least 12 remote Aboriginal communities where we have Anglican churches, with leaders in all of them, and who are very much a part of our church life in the Northern Territory. And where did it start, this connection between indigenous people and the Anglican church? It’s quite an amazing history. It started at the turn of last century, about 1908, when Anglican church leaders heard that there were killings going on in East Arnhem Land - that Aboriginal people were being pushed off their land and there were many deaths and much need. And so, Anglican mission bodies sent a small team of people to the first East Arnhem Land mission at Roper, in 1908. The team comprised three Aboriginal people from Queensland, and three non-Aboriginal people from Victoria. And that first refuge (because it was a refuge more than a mission) had the purpose to keep Aboriginal people safe; those who came not by being forced, but voluntarily, who wanted to escape what was happening on their country. And so, missions, not only Anglican, started under circumstances of violence and displacement of Aboriginal people. And Aboriginal people, from what we understand from those days, wanted to meet and work with nonAboriginal people who were not going to hurt them. So, these mission places started for their own needs, then evolved into their own self-supporting communities where they had their own farms, ways of raising food, education. And in some ways that era now looks very golden.There may have been a lot of paternalism,

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people in the inner cities who are on the margins of society and in great need; homeless people and those with addictions of all kinds, and people who want to find community, as they’ve lost theirs along the way.” Bishop Thompson was consecrated to become the head of the

Northern Territory church in 2007, and, since then, has been delving into issues affecting his congregation such as outback spirituality and acceptance of indigenous religion. He talked about some of these with the Arafura Times Editor Matt Garrick last week.

as everyone had in that era, but there was deep respect by missionaries for Aboriginal people, and deep friendships. Their children went to school with Aboriginal children, and their children died in the flu epidemics alongside them. So missionary families grew up with Aboriginal people. And today I was talking to a man named Donny, who was telling me all about the missionary people he grew up with in the 1960s. He told me about his teacher, who is still alive and in the Northern Territory. So there are fond memories that relate to non-Aboriginal people who cared about Aboriginal people. And that’s where the conversation about spiritual things takes place - between people who care for each other.

spiritual beliefs, there is an integrating of experience and meaning which happens in the church. So when I visit Aboriginal churches it appears very much like a non-Aboriginal church service, but other things are happening, and that makes it very exciting and unique. And I am always encouraged going away about how deeply spiritual Aboriginal people are about their lives - and how Aboriginal Christians are still working through what it means to be Christian and indigenous. The contact with Christianity has meant they have taken on Christian faith without abandoning their Aboriginal heritage, but wanting to see connections between their law and Christian story.

How does the Anglican church in the NT embrace indigenous spirituality?

As a Bishop, I work across many cultures, and I think it means that my leadership has to work with where the people are, rather than where I want them to be. And I think that’s true of non-indigenous and indigenous environments. You know, I visit indigenous communities and say, for example, ‘I would really like there to be less violence, and less abuse of alcohol’, but I visit Mitchell Street in Darwin, and I say the same thing! It’s not like we’re different human beings, we’ve actually got the same challenges and needs.

Well, I think we’re just learning. Because the Anglican church, by its name, is from English speaking people. So we have to learn to listen; and we do that through leadership meetings, where I bring together both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ministers, to learn and talk together. I also encourage visits between Aboriginal churches and non-Aboriginal churches, so there’s a sharing of stories, and getting to know one another. And it’s out of proximity that we can grow in understanding. It’s when we don’t know the Aboriginal person by name or we don’t know their story, that’s when we don’t hear well, and pre-judge situations without knowing people. So, as the Bishop, my job is to care for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, and to encourage people learning from each other. Can Anglican spirituality and indigenous spirituality exist together? Well, I think there’s a tension, because they come from different sources. One is the source of 60,000 years, and one is from English history, which has come via Middle Eastern history. So in one sense they’re different journeys coming together. But, there is a sharing about the things that are beneath the surface of people’s lives. And I think meaning comes from talking about, celebrating, crying over things that happen to us as Christian people; Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. And for Aboriginal people to hold on to their

How does this affect your job?

Does the church face much scepticism from people on the outside, who perhaps don’t have this level of understanding about the relationship? I think it’s a real problem for all visitors to a country, to make sense of what’s going on. And the important place to start is to listen to the stories before people judge what’s going on. Outsiders can think the church belongs to outside people, and Aboriginal people have spirituality that’s theirs. Whereas when I visit communities, there are many Aboriginal Christians. I think 80 percent in the last census, in remote communities, nominated to be affiliated to a Christian tradition. So we have a high affiliation with the Christian church. It doesn’t mean everyone is in agreement with the Christian church, it just means everyone is comfortable feeling named as a Christian. And do you see that Territory-wide? Is it a good time to be a Christian? I think in remote communities it is. I think there’s a strong momentum for spiritual

understanding - for children to have a moral compass, for children to grow up with stability, for children to have parents that are looking out for them. So I think the indigenous church works strongly in communities to help families be strong and stable and involved. Many of our church leaders are employed by the government to work as advisors... so, I think for outsiders, that question you asked before, is if they’re only visiting for a short time, they don’t see that history and understand that history. And they don’t see the occasions where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Christians talk to each other and have a lot in common. On a totally different tangent, what do you think of the new Pope? I think there are great signs of possibility. The taking on of the name, Francis, is an indication of the spirit that he wants to bring to the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, the spirit of St Francis who was a person of the poor, among the poor. The son of a wealthy merchant who abandoned all to serve the poor. That’s not a bad spirit to begin with. And the second one is after Francis Xavier, who was the Catholic missionary who went to Asia and moved across cultures and very much wanted to engage Asian people. Pope Francis’ choice of a name tells us that he’s someone for across cultures, and someone to work with the poor. And that’s a good place to start, and I’d welcome that momentum in the life of the Roman Catholic church. Do you think he might usher in an era of more bipartisanship between Anglicans and Catholics? I think over the last few decades there’s been constant conversation with the Anglican and Catholic churches. We come from different points of view on many things, but there’s a lot of common ground about the need for the church to really engage the world, and not be isolated from it. And to have something to contribute to changing the well-being of people. Anglicans and Roman Catholics have very strong social justice commitments. We’re not too far apart, and yet we are from very different histories.

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TIPSTERS recovered their form and were on the ball with two correctly forecasting all seven winners so far in round two of the Arafura Times’ NRL tipping competition. The final game in the round between the Rabbitohs and the Sharks, played on Monday night, had not been completed at the time the Arafura Times went to press. Marlinman and Wayno named all seven winners, while Tanya Hoffman scored six, with KaDavo82 and Malkzok1 on five. Marlinman has jumped to the top

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Luck of the Irish at St Paddy’s Day Ambrose

2013 St Patrick’s Day Winners: Gus Gomez, Lindsay Waters and Paul Birch. Irish Ale. Words and Photos The leprechauns had their By ESTHER RIKA fair share of fun as many balls GOVE Country Golf Club’s went flying, and the greens St Patrick’s Day Ambrose were alive with the yells of attracted 16 teams and 59 “four”, as golfers ducked for golfers, who donned their cover. John had us all bemused Irish greens for another day doing the Irish jig and removof golfing fun. Players’ spirits were ing clothing . . . Alas, he was roused with a pint or two of under attack by green ants.

The pot of gold at the end of day, based on net score, went to Gus Gomez, Lindsay Waters and Paul Birch - gross 36/net 24. On a count back for second place was Damien, Nick Twoomey and Wayne Jago - gross 33/net 26. In third place, having to roll the dice again, was team Wayne and Mary Manager, Tom Edwardson, Karo Ani and Mark Oliveira, with a gross 34/net 26. The NAGA award team of Scott, Liz, Kim and Dean may not have played their best golf but certainly looked good around the course. The best dressed team and buggy was “The Clovers”; Gail Palmer, Steven Spears,

Jenni and John Peters. Golf Club President Donna-Marie Grieve commented that it was great to see lots of new faces having a go at golf. “There was a lot of laughter as everyone was in relaxed and good spirits, having fun.” The St Patrick’s Day Raffle was drawn: first prize - Wayne Parslow, second Prize - Lee Peters. Money raised will go towards tools and equipment needed to maintain the upkeep of the course. Thank you to sponsors Gove Motors, and to all who contributed to the success of another memorable day at Australia’s Top Golf Course. More photos next week.

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Lions the winners . . .

CONGRATULATIONS to the Latram Lions (pictured here) who were the winners of the Annual International Women’s Day Cup on March 9. In last week’s edition of the Arafura Times it was written that the game ended early due to injury and there was no clear winner, but it has since been clarified that the Lions actually won on the day, against the East Woody Eagles, by a margin of seven points. The Arafura Times apologises for this error.

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NRL LADDER Total Score Total Margin AFTER ROUND 2 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 10

16 14 14 24 28 14 14 18 42 13

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10 Bulldogs

3 Titans

11 Cowboys

4 Eels

12 Roosters

5 Rabbitohs

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6 Panthers

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7 Broncos

15 Dragons



8 Sharks

16 Raiders



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Barras triumph at NT titles LOCAL swimming club, the Gove Barras, have just returned from Darwin after blowing their competition out of the water at the recent Northern Territory Swimming Titles. A highly competitive team was sent over for the 2013 Vorgee NT Open and Age Championships and the 2013 McDonalds Nine and Under Championships. This year’s Open and Age team consisted of: Jack Kirby, Luke Wolfaardt, Mathew Wolfaardt, Will Heath, Jordin Ritchie, Tayla Dowzard and Charlize Appo. All Open and Age competitors had to make qualifying times to allow them to compete at this event. Our McDonalds Nine and Under team were: Darci Lane, Cirica Arcoll, Maddy Stewart, Tia Huttuon, Bronte Lane and Ethan Dowzard Our Open and Age team competed from Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10, with the Nine and Unders competing on the Saturday. The team had great success, with all swimmers recording new personal bests. The club returned to Nhulunbuy packing 28 medals collectively. Further adding to this years triumphs, were the selection of four swimmers into the School Sport NT Inter-state squad. Good luck to the four guys picked - Will Heath, Matthew Wolfaardt, Tayla Dowzard and Jordin Ritchie - as the team will be announced on May 27. The racing on display from our team was exceptional, and there were many highlights worth mentioning, but for now they’ve narrowed them down to four of the best. • The boys competing in the Men’s 400

Meter Freestyle came in at a respectable fifth place against highly trained and drilled relay teams from much larger clubs. • The girls’ 11-years-old 50m breaststroke was separated by one second from first to fifth place, with first and third being separated by .42 seconds. Tayla Dowzard took gold in this event, and Jordin Ritchie grabbed bronze. • Event 30 saw Charlize Appo record a scorching 50m butterfly personal best of 40.04. • The team of Nine and Unders all showed great eagerness to get on the blocks and try their best. I would like to acknowledge all the hard work the swimmers have put into training leading up to these titles, great effort. Thanks also to our coaches Mandy Kirby, Vanessa Drysdale, Trudy Guiney, Susan Whittome, Jasmine Body, John Drysdale and Luke Hutchinson; your level of commitment to training the swimmers reflects the great results achieved. The club would also like to thank our local member Lynne Walker for her continued support of our local swimming club. Thanks also to Fiona Pearce from Qantas for her great work with securing a fantastic group booking for the club. Well done to Steve Wolfaardt for committing to four day’s worth of referee training during the swim meet - this will go a long way to securing the club with some nationally accredited officials. Looking Forward to next year’s titles . . .until then, go Barras!! Club President, Steven Dowzard.

Grins galore from Tia Hutton, former Barras President Shane Guiney and Maddi Stewart.

Nine and Unders swimmer Darci Lane winning a gold medal, with Cicira Arcoll (left) winning silver.

PICKED FOR TRY-OUTS FOR THE NT SCHOOL SPORTS SQUAD: Jordi Ritchie-Clark, Tayla Dowzard, Head Coach Mandy Kirby and Matthew Wolfaardt. If selected, they will head to Adelaide to vie for the title in September. Absent: Will Heath. Barra Tayla Dowzard swimming hard in the 50m breaststroke.

Matthew Wolfaardt and Will Heath, who were both picked to try-out for the NT Squad, take their marks at the Titles.

ABOVE: Charlize Appo heads the pack during a race at the NT Swimming Titles.

GO GOVE BARRAS: The whole squad after swim training on March 15.

RIGHT: Ethan Dowzard dives into gear for the 50 metre freestyle.

The team who represented the Gove Barras at the NT Swimming Titles in Darwin this March. Absent: Will Heath and Jack Kirby.

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