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French beefcake too tough for Croc to swallow By COREY BOUSEN

A FRENCHMAN enjoyed a beer at the Gove Boat Club on Sunday night just minutes after being attacked by a 2.5-metre croc, with it taking an hour to convince the professional barrafisherman that he should go to Gove hospital for treatment for his wounds. Muscly Yoann Galeran, 29, proved to be tougher than a $1 steak when the juvenile crocodile attacked him at around 7.30pm as he swam out to his tinny from the Gove Boat Club - fighting the reptile until he was able to break free from the croc’s jaws. The man vs croc battle wasn’t over just yet, however, with the croc attacking for a second time with Mr Galeran taking out round two before he was able to scramble to the safety of his aluminium dinghy, Mr Galeran’s skipper ‘Cooch’ told Arafura Times on Monday. (As readers may be aware, Cooch - a.ka. Craig van Lawick - is the artist behind the Arafura Times comicstrip ‘Muddy River’, which details the life and times of the hapless crocodile Cyril). Cooch, who is skipper of the commercial barramundi boat Ruby, said his deckhand was returning to

the boat around 7.30pm after spending some time ashore at the boat club on Sunday. “He had just swum out from the beach to grab the dinghy when the croc came up behind him and grabbed him around the head,” he said. Cooch said Mr Galeran, who is known as “Yo”, is “not really sure what happened. He just went into survival mode. “He remembers trying to hit the croc and he wrestled with it a bit . . . got away from it and then it had a second go at him” before he was able to get into the dinghy. The croc did attempt “to do a roll on” Mr Galeran at one stage, Cooch said, although he was strong enough to get away from this deadly croc maneouver. “Yo is a strong and fit fella so that was definitely in his favour,” Cooch said. Arafura Times visited the site of the attack early on Monday morning and talked with local Marty Jones who was with Mr Galeran in the bar of the boat club the previous evening, shortly after the attack. Describing the victim as a “good bloke” and “funny as hell”, Mr Jones said it was just another interesting

Ironically, skipper of the victim’s boat, Cooch, is the artist behind Arafura Times comic strip, Muddy River, which details the life and times of Cyril the croc.

day in the office for Mr Galeran and his fellow crew members on the Ruby, which was making one of its regular visits to port to unload its cargo. “He was certainly able to have another beer after the attack. It took us about an hour to actually convince him that he should Frenchman Yoann Galeran displays his wounds just go to hospital,” minutes after being attacked by a juvenile crocodile, estimated to be around 2.5 metres in length. PHOTO: Mr Jones said. M r J o n e s Anthony McNamara spoke to on Monday morning was local Dave Arafura Times as he launched his own Butterworth, whose personalised small dinghy, which he has named number plates ‘CROC B8’ continued Croc Lolly - as it’s small enough to be the ‘crocodiles love to eat humans’ swallowed by many of the local crocs. theme. “The croc that attacked is nothing Aptly, the Gove Boat Club’s logo compared to the size of the crocs contains the image of two crocodiles we’ve seen up the creeks in the last sitting on top an anchor. couple of days. They’re significantly More photos Page 6 >>. bigger than my boat,” he laughed. Croc attack shows ranger cuts The next person to launch his boat will put lives at risk. Page 6 >>

Local Dave Butterworth with his ‘Croc B8’ personalised licence plate launches his boat at the boat-club boat-ramp the morning after the attack.

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Dhimurru: Attack avoidable DHIMURRU Aboriginal Corporation, which has the job of capturing the crocodile responsible for Sunday’s attack, says Mr Galeran was “foolish” for swimming after dark. “We’re upset here at Dhimurru that somebody chose to take that sort of risk,” Executive Officer Steve Roeger told Arafura Times on Monday. “We all understand that crocodiles are part of our environment and that swimming in the sea at any time, but particularly after dark, is just a very foolish thing to do,” he said. Mr Roeger said the fate of the crocodile is being discussed with Traditional Owners, but highlighted the possibility that the croc would be euthanised, once it is caught. “This person’s actions, by provoking a crocodile attack, will result in a number of consequences - not least of all consuming our resources but also requiring some definite action on our part with the crocodile, which would not have been the case if this situation hadn’t been created. “The options now are to have the crocodile euthanised or relocated to a croc farm, but we all know how expensive that will be so it’s quite likely the animal will be euthanised as there is no way it will be re-released back into the environment once it has been captured,” he said.



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COMMUNITY stalwart and local legend John Keogh passed away at Gove Hospital last Thursday, 18 April, after losing his battle with cancer. The township joined together to celebrate his life only days earlier, with Mr Keogh returning from treatment in Darwin to attend the party on 14 April at the famous HOG Shed, which he co-founded. Mr Keogh’s funeral will be held this Friday (26 April) at 3.30pm at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nhulunbuy, followed by a procession to Gove Cemetery for burial. Mr Keogh, who was 58, was celebrated by the community last week for his contribution to Nhulunbuy, where he has lived since 1978. As a senior member of the Electrical Trades Union and President of the Nhulunbuy-Yirrkala branch of the Australian Labor Party, Mr Keogh was someone who believed in social justice and who worked as a strong advocate for workers’ rights. As a co-founders of the HOG Shed through the old bike club, Mr Keogh continued his involvement with the HOG Shed through the East Arnhem Blues Society and always looked at home behind the bar on a Sunday night. Mr Keogh, in a letter published in the Arafura Times on 10 April, thanked the community for the many displays of support during his tough fight with cancer. “I will do whatever it takes to bet back to Gove to be reunited with my family and friends to pass this message on personally,” he wrote in the letter. True to his word, Mr Keogh returned to Gove from Darwin to attend the 14 April celebrations at the HOG Shed, surrounded by family and friends.

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Chief Minister Adam Giles to not introduce a gas reservation policy that would have required new projects in the Northern Territory to supply a proportion of their production to local consumers. Mr Giles announced the decision last Tuesday (16 April), saying such a policy - which was supported by his predecessor Terry Mills - would stifle business and reduce investment opportunity. “We must ensure our jurisdiction is desirable for investment,” Mr Giles

said. “Onshore gas exploration is speeding up and the potential in the Territory is remarkable. “ We w i l l n o t b e imposing a blanket gas reservation policy on the industry. Business and government can achieve mutually desirable goals provided businesses are willing to invest,” he said. “With gas to Gove and the potential to tap in to the national pipeline network, we are confident that investors will choose to do business in the Ter-

ritory.” Ms Walker labelled the announcement by the Chief Minister as “another policy backflip” by the CLP but said it was the right decision. “Adam Giles in this case is doing the right thing. I don’t think the Northern Territory is ready for a gas reservation policy as yet. There is not the industry requirement at this stage, nor is there a population base to support it,” she said. Ms Walker said a gas reservation policy may be

needed at a future time, depending on the Territory’s stage of economic development, but said gas reservation was “not a position Labor holds at this stage”. “We need to establish and grow the gas industry first by bringing gas to Gove. The deal that has been struck provides gas for Gove for the next 20 years. Within that time we know there will be further exploration and we will also know that there will be further gas reserves,” she said.

G-2-G due diligence ‘by the end of the year’ THE federal government’s Export Finance and Insurance Corporation will have completed due diligence on the Gas-to-Gove project by the end of this year, NT Labor Senator Trish Crossin said last week. Speaking as guest of honour at the 2013 ‘Business of the Year’ Awards held at the Arnhem Club last Wednesday evening, Senator Crossin said the Labor government was continuing to focus on the project, despite the recent resignation of resources minister Martin Ferguson, in the wake of failed Kevin Rudd leadership challenge last month. With new resources minister Gary Gray enjoying a long association with the Northern Territory, including working for Northern Territory opposition leader Bob Collins

in the 1980s, Senator Crossin said the new minister was “passionate about the Territory”. She said Mr Gray met with NT Chief Minister Adam Giles in Alice Springs on 14 April, with the issue of Gas-to-Gove being a priority discussion at the meeting. “I am commited to continuing to work closely with the NT Government to ensure the long-term future of the Town of Nhulunbuy by getting gast to the Gove Alumina Refinery,” Mr Gray said in a statement after the meeting. Due dilligence on the project by EFIC is one of the key components of the project that must be done before work can proceed. With the EFIC work “planned to be completed by December 2013”, Senator

Senator Trish Crossin was in Nhulunbuy last week and said due diligence on the Gas to Gove project will be completed by the Federal Government by the end of this year. Crossin said gas was “expected to be supplied to Gove in early 2016”.

Don’t dump EPIRBs at the dump NHULUNBUY police are urging the public to drop off their unwanted EPIRBS’s at the Nhulunbuy Police Station for proper disposal after a recent false alarm resulted in tens-of-thousands of dollars being wasted on an unnecessary search and rescue operation. Nhulunbuy Police Station Officer-In-Charge, Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon, said a 406 MHz emergency beacon was activated by rain after it was improperly disposed of at the Nhulunbuy dump on the weekend of 13-14 April. This resulted in the Rescue Co-

ordination Centre in Canberra tasking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority Dornier aircraft to fly to the region from Cairns to conduct About $30,000 was wasted on flying this Dornier search operations. Senior Sergeant rescue aircraft from Cairns to Nhulunbuy in a Muldoon estimates recent EPIRB false alarm. “All expired EPIRBs can be about $30,000 was wasted due to the false alarm, while brought into the station and Northalso wasting the time of Nhulunbuy ern Territory Emergency Services Emergency Services volunteers, volunteers will pull them apart and who were also call out as part of the dispose of them correctly,” Senior Sergeant Muldoon said. search response.


Gove alumina production to fall 22.7% in 2013 By COREY BOUSEN THE temporary reduction in capacity at the Gove alumina refinery, following the shutdown of one of three digestion stages in late February, will reduce Gove’s full year alumina production by 700,000 tonnes in 2013, or 22.7 percent, when compared to the nearly 3.1 million tonnes produced in 2012,

Pacific Aluminium parent company Rio Tinto Alcan announced last week. In the company’s ‘1Q 2013 Operations Review’, released last Tuesday (16 April), RTA said alumina production from Gove was 599,000 tonnes for the first quarter of 2013, which was down 10 per cent when compared to the same period a year earlier.

The report said the shutdown digestion stage will be back in operation by the end of 2013 following repairs and refurbishment works. “The temporary shutdown is expected to reduce full year alumina production by 700,000 tonnes compared with 2012,” the report stated. According to Arafura Times’ calculations, based on Pacific Aluminium’s reported full-year

production of 3,073,000 tonnes in 2012, the 2013 full-year production will be around 2.4 million tonnes when subtracting the announced 700,000 tonne shortfall, which equates to a 22.7 percent fall in production, year-on-year. Bauxite mining operations at Gove for calendar 2013 are forecast to be steady at around 8 million tonnes, said the RTA Operations

Review, with 1.9m tonnes produced in the first three months of this year. As previously reported in the Arafura Times, bauxite exports “will be increased to help offset the financial impact of reduced alumina production,” last week’s review said. No figures on the quantities of bauxite exported from Gove were contained in the report.

The 25,000 tonne bulk carrier Voge Felix loads alumina at the Gove Refinery last Tuesday (16 April), against the backdrop of a beautiful Arnhem Land sky. Alumina production at the Gove Refinery is forecast to fall just under 23 percent in 2013. PHOTO: Corey Bousen.

Refurb. underway on key refinery equipment

This heat exchanger unit is now at an engineering company in Coffs Harbour undergoing refurbishment. PHOTO: Pacific Aluminium

THE refurbishment of key equipment at Gove Refinery has begun with the arrival of a heat exchanger unit at an engineering company in Coffs Harbour. The unit is part of the temporary shutdown of one of three digestion stages at the end of February after inspections identified concerns about the weld integrity on some heat exchangers. This decision was taken to ensure the safety and integrity of operations at the refinery. The remaining two digestion stages at the refinery remain in operation. Production at the refinery is reduced by approximately one-third during the period of the shut-down. Once refurbishment of the equipment is complete, it will travel back to Gove, with the refinery expected to be back in The heat exchanger unit on its way to Coffs Harbour. full-production by the end of the year.

Departing boss ‘proud’ of achievements to keep refinery open

Recently departed General Manager for Pacific Aluminium’s Gove Operations Frank Willsdon says he returns to the United Kingdom proud of what has been achieved to keep the refinery open.

THE recently departed local Pacific Aluminium boss Frank Willsdon says he is returning to the United Kingdom proud of what has been achieved in recent months to keep the Gove refinery open for business. “I am proud of what we have achieved together in keeping the refinery operation going and of those who during troubled times stood up to the challenge and were determined to fight for the business and their town,” Mr Willsdon wrote in the 18 April edition of

Pacific Aluminium’s Gove Community Update publication. “I leave Gove Operations knowing that we have achieved much success during the last year but also with some regret that there are a number of initiatives I would have liked to have seen completed as we continue on our improvement journey,” he said. “That said, I have spent time with my successor, Ryan Cavanah, and am sure he will continue to build on the good work that has been done to date.”

Mr Willsdon said he leaves “taking a part of Gove with me and I leave a part of myself here. I wish you all well”. “As a town and operation we have faced serious challenges over the past 18 months. Initially the divestment from Rio Tinto Alcan to Pacific Aluminium leading to a change of mindset at Gove Operations and a focus on reducing waste and improving our production stability. “As a result we achieved a greater operational efficiency and a steady

increase in production. We then faced, with anxiety and uncertainty, the outcome of a strategic review. The decision to keep the operation open was met with much relief and celebration,” he said. Mr Willsdon’s last day of work was 12 April after resigning from Pacific Aluminium to return to his homeland of the United Kingdom “to attend to family matters”. Hi sucessor, Ryan Cavanah, begins work in Gove on 1 May.

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By COREY BOUSEN SHOWCASING their deadly skills, army reservists from Norforce’s Arnhem Squadron have been undertaking training this month as part of a 10-day activity focusing on water operations. 10 Norforce patrolmen, drawn from across East Arnhem communities, plus five regular army soldiers based in Nhulunbuy, have been undertaking the excercise in preparation for the Australian Defence Forces’ annual Operation Resolute, later this year. Arafura Times had an opportunity to see a number of the reservists in action on Tuesday, 16 April, conducting a beach landing from a dinghy near Perkins Wharf. They also practised boarding aluminium dinghies from a LCM8 landing craft that has travelled to Nhulunbuy for the purpose of the training. Major Tim Robinson, Officer Commanding for the Arnhem Squadron, said the training will run from 11 to 21 April, and was a chance for participants to develop key skills. The soldiers were due to conduct exercises on Bremer Island from 17-18 April, which involved soldiers participating in a surveillance exercise and conducting foot patrols. Lance Corporal Jonah Thingle, from Ngukurr community, encouraged other Territorians to get involved with Norforce. Joining Norforce is a great opportunity “to experience new things, see places and get to make new freinds,” Lance Corporal Thingle told Arafura Times. Fellow reservist, Private Warren Gaykamungu from Milingimbi, said he had enjoyed the training he’d received in navigation, weapons and first aid during the 10 day exercise. The quality of the food also received enthusiastic support from the patrolman, with Army Reservist Pru Thomas doing an excellent job cooking for the soldiers. Major Robinson said Norforce was always interest in recruiting new members from the region. “Norforce conducts recruiting activity twice a year and the next one will be in October and people who are interested in a career with the Army or Army Reserves can call Norforce on 08 8986 8002,” he said. At the conclusion of the 10 days of training, the local army community got together for a BBQ at Nhulunbuy Norforce Depot on Friday night (19 April), where a number of awards were announced.

DEADLY TEAM - Showing their water landing skills were: (left to right) Private James Gengi (Ramingining), Warrant Officer Class 2 Stu Mackie (Nhulunbuy), Private Shaun Gunamalmal (Milingimbi), Private Warren Gaykamungu (Milingimbi), Lance Corporal Jonah Thingle (Ngukurr), and Lance Corporal Derek Gumbula (Galiwinku).

ON GUARD: (left to right) James Gengi provides protection for Warrant Office Class 2 Stu Mackie and Lance Corporal Derek Gumbula. An Australian Army LCM8 landing craft was deployed from Darwin to Nhulunbuy to be used in the 10 days of Norforce exercises.

150kg kava haul at Gove Airport

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150kg of kava seized at the Gove Airport. NHULUNBUY Police seized 150kg of kava at the Gove Airport on Saturday morning with a man arrested for the offence and transported to Darwin on Tuesday morning to face court on the

matter. The seized illicit cargo was being transported in four bags from Sydney, via Cairns. Photo courtesy, NT Police.


Safety idea will save lives By COREY BOUSEN IT was just after 6am at the Perkins boat ramp on Saturday and the keen anglers were enthusiastically launching their boats in preparation for what was sure to be a great day out on the water. On hand were the volunteers from Northern Territory Emergency Services, who were sacrificing their Saturday morning to launch a very important safety initiative that is sure to save lives if the local boating community gets behind it. Three boat ramps in the local area have had information boards installed that provide safety information and have forms that can be filled in by recreational boaties before heading out for a day on the water. The forms, once completed, are then put in a water proof letterbox that are part of the information sign. Should a boat fail to return as planned, the police will collect the form and begin to search in the locations that have been indicated on the form. The water safety initiative is brought to us by the good people from East Arnhem Remote Safety

Information on the forms includes: • Who is on board, • What type / colour is your vessel, • Where do you intend to travel to, • What time have you departed, • What time do you intend to return, • What are your contact numbers (all people on board), • Who can you contact to notify if you decide to change your plans, • Are you carrying all the required safety equipment required under NT legislation for your type of vessel. (EARS), and has been driven by Officer-in-Charge of Nhulunbuy Poice Station, Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon, who says most emeregency water searches in the region could be avoided. “A large percentage of these incidents were the result of poor planning, mechanical failure and a lack of common sense and responsibility on the water by mariners,” he said. “Responding to these incidents is both financially and resource intensive, as well as reducing the capacity of local police to maintain core services during protracted events,” Senior Sergeant Muldoon said. “The initiative is an attempt to reduce the amount on unnecessary marine search and rescue incidents, improve the safety of all boat users in the area, improve response times to any any reports of

Man arrested for damaging vehicles

The two smashed windscreens at Gapuwiyak. Photo courtesy of NT Police. A 23-year-old man is to appear in court in August to face charges of property damage following an incident at the local health clinic. Superintendent Michael White of the Arafura Division said the man attended the Gapuwiyak Clinic at around 1:30pm last Wednesday in an agitated state. “It is alleged he then armed himself with a large rock and smashed the windscreens of two clinic vehicles,” Superintendent White said. “Police attended and arrested the man. He has been charged with property damage and going armed in public.”

False asylum-seeker boat sighting

SEA rangers last week said they were unable to find an asylum seeker boat which was reportedly spotted on an island just off the coast of Arnhem Land. A local man who gave his name as ‘Bob’ told the ABC on Thursday the boat had been spotted on Entrance Island, just a few kilometres off the coast of the Aboriginal community of Maningrida. At the time, Customs said it did not have any information about the report. Ranger boats and a police vessel joined the search on the day. David Bond, the CEO of the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation which is based at Maningrida, says he could see Entrance Island and couldn’t see any sign of the boat. Earlier ‘Bob’ said he had very few details about the reported sighting, said the ABC report. The reported sighting comes after a mistaken asylum seeker boat sighting off Elcho Island a week earlier. It turned out to be a Navy patrol boat.

boaties getting behind it and filling out the forms. “Just a minute of time taken to fill out this form could be enough to save the boat owner’s life and the lives of all of those on board.”

lost or overdue parties and reduce the financial and resourcing impact on all agencies responsible for conduction searches. “But whether this safety initiative is successful or not will depend on the

Northern Territory Emergency Services volunteers Ian Hovenden and Peter Haines next to the water safety information boards at the Perkins boat ramp on Saturday morning. Take the time to fill out a form when launching for a day out - it could save your life.




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Croc attack shows ranger cuts will put lives at risk

ABOVE: Barramundi boat Ruby. BELOW: Local Marty Jones (right) and his guest from Sydney, Anthony McNamara, head off for a days fishing in Marty’s tinnie “Croc Lolly” on Monday morning. Marty and Anthony were at the yacht club with the victim Yoann Galeran shortly after the attack.

This crocodile trap - pictured near the boat club prior to it being set on Monday morning - is being used by Dhimurru rangers in a bid to trap the 2.5m croc responsible for this week’s attack. The loss of a NT ranger position at Dhimurru from 30 June has raised concerns the management of dangerous animals will be hampered. THE recent decision by the NT Government to cut in the event of fatal crocodile attacks,” Ms Fyles said. the jobs of two Parks and Wildlife Rangers from the In the wake of this week’s attack, Dhimurru Gove Peninsula had already raised concerns that lives Aboriginal Corporation Executive Officer Steve Roeger could be put at risks due to reduced capacity to manage said the loss of a Parks and Wildlife ranger from the crocodiles and other dangerous animals. organisation, expected to be from 30 June, would be a The concerns quickly turned to fact on Sunday night significantly loss. “The loss of the ranger position would have a very following the crocodile attack near the Gove Boat Club. Labor Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker used significant and critical impact on our operations and her column in the Arafura Times last week to urge we’re yet to hear from the Territory government as to the CLP government to reconsider its decision to cut how we might meet our service obligations under the funding for the two ranger positions. Parks and Wildlife Act with the loss of that position.” One of the ranger jobs is embedded with Dhimurru Mr Roeger highlighted the special challenges Aboriginal Corporation, while the other works with required in tracking and catching problem crocs. “Crocodile management is a very resource intensive Laynhapuy Homeland’s Yirralka Rangers - with both positions delivery training and oversight to local activity and our Dhimurru rangers has quite a bit of rangers on a broad range of skills, including that of capacity in this area, but we rely on Parks and Wildlife to oversee and provide the training needed for those crocodile management. Labor Shadow Minister for Parks and Wildlife operations,” he told Arafura Times on Monday. “Crocodile operations are high risk and need to be Natasha Fyles said on 12 April: “The rangers are crucial to protecting locals from the dangers of crocodiles as undertaken in a the safest possible way. Additionally, they are the frontline of crocodile management; tracking rangers from the Parks and Wildlife Commission NT and removing problem crocodiles as they get too close have access to expertise for the use of drugs and other techniques,” Mr Roeger said. to communities. Dhimurru is hopeful the NT Government can find the “First on the scene, these rangers help protect the community from feral pigs, buffalo and crocodiles and money to ensure the ranger positions continue beyond assist with search and rescue when needed or retrieval 30 June, Mr Roeger said.

The Gove Combined Unions and their members pass on their condolences and support to John’s family following the sad news of his passing. Our thoughts are with you. A life of generosity, selfless helping of others and care for those around him, John epitomised community spirit and will be sadly missed. A loyal friend and colleague, loving father and husband, a man loved and respected by all who knew him. The GCU has lost one of its founders and he leaves an irreplaceable place in our team – no one will ever match his memory, humour or ability to deliver the perfect ‘one liner’. 6 – Arafura Times

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Rural and remote regions are totally neglected: MacFarlane By COREY BOUSEN COUNTRY Liberals candidate for the Federal seat of Lingiari Tina MacFarlane (right) believes rural and remote areas of the Northern Territory are “being totally neglected” and plans to do something about it if elected to parliament in September. The New South Wales-born Mrs MacFarlane has been in the Northern Territory for 28 years and lives near Mataranka on the 9500 hectare Stylo Station with her husband, Lyndsay, while her 19 year-old daughter Skye is studying at Charles Darwin University. High on her priority list is improving things for the nation’s small businesses, which she describes as the “engine room” for the Australian economy. “I’ve been involved in small business all my working life and I know we need to do something about the amount of red tape small business faces. The government puts road blocks everywhere.” Mrs MacFarlane grew up on a mixed use irrigation farm and studied agriculture at university. Her passion for the land has continued throughout her life, and she would like to see more be done to facilitate the development of agricultural industries and exports to Asian markets on the Northern Territory’s door step. Also on the economic front, Mrs MacFarlane believes there is much to be done to encourage and nurture the mining industry in the Northern Territory, while learning from the mistakes made in other states. “The mining sector is on the cusp of development in the Territory. We can do thing sustainably while maintaining the integrity of the Territory and strengthening our economy.” Requiring a 3.5 percent swing against the 12-year Labor incumbent, Warren Snowden, Mrs MacFarlane says she can win the seat if she works hard to travel the vast electorate and listen closely to what the electorate wants.

“If I win it will be a reflection of my hard work in getting out and listening to the community. They are currently being taken for granted. “We really have to be listening to everyone so that everyone is represented in Canberra and it’s not Canberra dictating to us. “There’s so much potential to move ahead,” she said. Mrs MacFarlane was in Nhulunbuy on Wednesday (17 April) to attend the 2013 East Arnhem Region Business of the Year Awards and says she will return in the near future to spend several weeks in East Arnhem Land, where she will “head out to the communities and do some door knocking and meet the people”. With the likely win by the Coalition in the 14 September election, Mrs MacFarlane said, with Tony Abbott as Prime Minister, there will be a greater focus in ensuring better value for money in spending on Indigenous projects. “An Abbott government will ensure that the money is being spent on the people on the ground, not being lost in bureaucracy on the way through,” she said.


School Leaders announced at Nhulunbuy Christian College

Georgina Stockley (Primary Captain), Rebecca Hermanus and Samuel Dentith (School Captains) and Sean Beer (Primary Captain) will represent the College to the wider community at events.

Nhulunbuy Christian College School and House Captains and SRC members for 2013. (front row from left) Sean Beer, Aidan Piper, Samuel Dentith, Georgina Stockley, Kodi Whitmore, Ipsita Singh, Ella Staude. (back row from left) Tayla Miegel, Alicia Wong, Joshua Leahy, Brendan O’Sullivan, Patricia Lamboa, Rebecca Hermanus and Holly O’Neal. NHULUNBUY Christian (Primary Captains) have primarily about influ“Sam, Rebecca, College students elected embraced more than just ence and service and Sean and Georgie will their School Captains, school work this year, the roles of the Cap- represent the College House Captains and the taking on new roles as tains are to model and to the wider community therefore influence the at specific events and Student Representative College Leaders. Council recently. Principal Mr Steve characteristics that Jesus serve the school by being Samuel Dentith, Re- Venour sees this as a would embrace. Such attentive and mindful becca Hermanus (School great opportunity for all as honesty, generosity, to the well-being of the integrity, trustworthiness students and representCaptains), Sean Beer the elected students. “ L e a d e r s h i p i s and kindness.” ing and responding to and Georgina Stockley their needs through the SRC.” “It will be challenging By COREY BOUSEN for the students to step up to their responsibiliPOPULAR Australian ties but we have a bunch fast-food franchise Eagle of great kids and believe Boys Pizza is coming to they can rise to the task.” Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala in

Eagle Boys on their way to town

the near future. Tim Broadbent (pictured), the owner of diversified local retailer East Arnhem Trading, whose interests include IGA and Mitre 10, says he has recently secured the franchise for the two locations and he expects the pizzas to be coming out of the ovens “within two months” following a visit to Nhulunbuy by Eagle Boys management last week. Mr Broadbent already has part ownership of an Eagle Boys franchise through his 50 percent stake in Timber Creek’s Wirib Tourism Park, 285km west of Katherine. He said he decided to go with Eagle Boys due to the quality of the pizzas and the Australiangrown brand being “huge” across the nation. Plans are underway to transform the Nhulunbuy’s IGA’s Country Fried Chicken floorspace to integrate the Eagle Boys pizza ovens and other equipment, while the Yirrkala outlet will be based at the local IGA and will operate as an Eagle Boys Express Store, which means the pizzas will be pre-made. Mr Broadbent said there are no plans to operate a home delivery service, although he would consider offering such a service down the track if there was sufficient demand. Despite East Arnhem Trading’s local operations facing very tough trading

conditions over the past 18 months, with the general slowdown of the local economy, Mr Broadbent continues to work hard on delivering new initiatives. Negotiations are near complete on plans for the Northern Land Council’s Aboriginal Investment Group to take a 50 percent stake in his business interests. “The joint venture with AIG is still happening,” Mr Broadbent told Arafura Times. As part of that venture, a new store will be built at the Gurrumuru turn-off on the Central Arnhem Highway that will also sell fuel. In a major boost to residents in Gangan, Mirrnatja and Baniyala, East Arnhem Trading is adding facilities that will allow for 24 hour purchase of fuel. Using the new facilities, customers can put credit on a pre-paid card during store operations hours, to purchase fuel at any time of the day or night. Such a system already operates at Gapuwiyak. Mr Broadbent’s participation in the Wirib Tourism Park is in equal partnership with the AIG, with the group asking him to get involved following “management issues” at the park.

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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.

Pandanus silhouette. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

April Wed 24. Battle of Kap-yong Commemorative service, Town Cenotaph, 11am.

Thu 25. Anzac Day Dawn Service, Gove Boat Club,

Thu 25. Anzac Day Main town service begin 10.15am, assemble at Nhulunbuy Primary.

Thu 25. Anzac Day Nine-hole Ambrose, Gove Country

 letters to the editor Four issues affecting Galiwinku’s wellbeing GALIWINKU and Nhulunbuy are connected by kinship, and electoral boundaries. Here are four issues concerning our wellbeing: 1. The road to the new subdivision, Buthan, is unsafe and creates economic disadvantage. This residential road is subject to large potholes and corrugations, and is now a foot lower then ground level due to attempts to maintain it with grading alone. This is the only road connecting the new subdivision built by SIHIP, Buthan, and the main town. Every rent paying resident of the new division must drive this road to go to the shops, get petrol or go to work. The Buthan road needs to be built up and sealed. This is unfinished business from the SIHIP project and its current state is both a road safety issue and further economic disadvantage for Galiwinku citizens. The footpath, which is the only other formal access, is also eroded in low-lying areas. All roads are generally dilapidated and in an unmaintained condition in Galiwinku. This is despite all car owners paying the same vehicle registration costs as a person in Darwin. 2. As a major economic deterrent, and possibly the greatest

current social inhibitor for Elcho Island, the road from Galiwinku to Gäwa, some 40kms long, is also in a disastrous condition. Car destroying corrugations on this road have at times been 2 inches deep. Other areas are sandy bogs and many parts are half a meter below ground level. The outcome is that most of the population of Elcho Island cannot afford to drive this road, and those who must, like Gäwa school residents, burden extreme maintenance costs for their cars. Furthermore, because Galiwinku is the Islands service hub, and with the road being unusable for regular travel, the vast majority of the population of Elcho Island (approx. 2000 people) are contained in town, at the Southwest end of the island. Consequently what entrepreneurial opportunities are available on country, outside of the former mission town, are currently out of reach for the average Joe. What’s more, the social, educational and health improvements that would be gained by people being able to live in homelands or access clan estates for recreational purposes are currently severely limited. 3. The post has become irregular and unreliable. In the past years we have received mail three times a week by air. This was a reasonable

service and consistent enough to enable businesses, service providers and citizens to make plans based on mail delivery. It was also regular enough to enable residents to participate in processes like the courts, which rely on letters, and to receive bills in time to pay them. Since before Christmas 2012 the post has become so irregular we can no longer make plans based on the arrival of mail, participate fairly in state processes or pay bills on time. The cause is that Australia Post assigns Galiwinku mail on a private carrier, whom have business reasons to refuse the carriage of mail on random days when they can make an easier buck. 4. Finally, on a different keel but even more fundamental, Yolngu law cannot continue to be ignored by politicians. It remains that until the Federal and Northern Territory parliaments begin processes to integrate Yolngu systems of authority, institution, statutes and convention, with those of the Australian system, we will continue to see destructive cross-cultural interplay outweigh any positive enhancements to wellbeing and prosperity for the majority of East Arnhem Land citizens. I say this is advance of the Elders of the Galiwinku and Marthakal region, whom I am not so privy to know will soon release

a letter to authorities and the public addressing this very concern. Kendall Trudgen (pictured), Galiwinku, Elcho Island.

Electoral News by NT Member for Nhulunbuy


The regular weekly column from the Member for Nhulunbuy, Lynne Walker, will not appear this week.

Golf Club, shotgun start, info: 8987 3191.

Thu 25. Traditional Anzac Day activities, Arnhem Club, 11.45am onwards.

Sat 27. NCL Art and Craft Market, 9am-12pm, Town Hall

Climate change to mobilise Indigenous communities

hosted by NPS Year 6 Canberra Excursion.


Sat 27. Presentation night NRSFC Airnorth Ladies

MANY Indigenous people living in coastal northern Australia would leave their traditional country in order to adapt to climate change, a Charles Darwin University academic has uncovered. Research led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Kerstin Zander suggests that although living close to the sea was important for their well-being, many Indigenous people would be willing to leave should the threat of severe cyclones increase due to climate change. Entitled “Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia”, the research revealed the safety of the respondents’ families was their greatest motivator to move. Dr Zander said all respondents had heard about climate change, and 48 per

Fishing Classic at NRSFC club room commencing 6pm.

Sat 27. Community Move Night. 'The Spy Next Door'. Under the stars at Hindle Oval from 6.30pm.

May Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Christian College (NCC) Mother's Day Markets, Nhulunbuy Christian College Ground, 9am-12pm.

Sat 25. NCL Art and Craft Market, 9am-12pm, Town Hall hosted by Gove Squash.

Sat 25. BASSINTHEGRASS Festival featuring Matt Corby, Flume and 360. Darwin.

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cent described environmental changes they had seen, particularly sea level rise, which they attributed to climate change. “Despite their strong connection to their traditional country, a lot of the cultural aspects of their lives could be carried out in other locations,” Dr Zander said. “We found that many of those willing to relocate would consider moving inland because they had traditional connections to other regions from either their mother’s or father’s families. “Indigenous people are traditionally very mobile, and for many it would not be a big issue to move from their coastal homelands in order to adapt to climate change. “There’s a lot of literature that suggests how vulnerable Indigenous people are, however, the results of this research suggest Indigenous people might be more resilient to climate change than more sedentary societies.”

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Respondents who said they would be unlikely to relocate in the future because of climate change impacts, and would prefer to adapt in situ, would seek government support through the construction of improved cyclone shelters, sea walls and roads for evacuation. A key recommendation of the study was to accommodate Indigenous peoples’ adaptation preferences into existing policy to minimise social impacts of climate change. Although many Indigenous people were aware of climate change, they made it clear that other social issues (e.g. unemployment, violence) were currently more important and should be addressed first. CDU’s Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods Professor Stephen Garnett and former CDU PhD student Dr Lisa Petheram, of the Australian National University, also contributed to the study.

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RSPCA Pets of the month MEET Mungo and Pumpkin These two female kittens are up for adoption and looking for their forever homes. They are sweet and affectionate and will love to play and cuddle with their new families. They will be available for adoption from May 1 and a fee of $150 will cover their worming, vaccinations and de-sexing when old enough. If you would like to meet these cuties please call the RSPCA (0437 526 502).

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ADULT MIGRANT ENGLISH PROGRAM Do you know a migrant who wants to learn English? The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) offers free English classes to eligible students at Charles Darwin University’s Nhulunbuy Campus or by distance learning.

For more information or to book an interview: Free call: 1800 019 119 T. 8986 8600 The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.


Interviews for new students: Thursday, 2 May 2013.

Sea Swift buys Tiwi Barge Services

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NORTHERN Australia marine transport provider Sea Swift has acquired Northern Territory-based community sea freight operator Tiwi Barge Services. Sea Swift will continue to operate two services a week into Tiwi Islands/Bathurst, and is now operating weekly scheduled services into both West Arnhem and East Arnhem, which incorporates Croker, Goulburn and Maningrida, Milingimbi, Lake Evella, Elcho Island and Ramingining. Outside of the weekly scheduled services, Sea Swift also has vessels that can accommodate for bulk aggregates, large housing modules, and any project related type charters that may be required, up to an impressive 2500 deadweight tonne (DWT). Sea Swift Chief Executive Officer Fred White said the bolt-on acquisition of Tiwi Barge will enable

Happy social life for over 70s

the company to enter the Northern Territory through an existing market with a highly regarded and respected operator. “This has been a mutually beneficial arrangement between Sea Swift and Tiwi Barge to the extent that existing customers and employees will remain, and we will look at further improving services in the region,” he said. “We are going to be here for the long-term, and intend to invest heavily in the region and continue to expand services. “For Tiwi barge’s staff and customers though, it will essentially be business as usual - but better.” Sea Swift has more than 25 years of experience providing essential services and project freight across northern Australia. With the acquisition of Tiwi Barge, Sea Swift has now set up a

PEOPLE aged 70 and over are happier than those in their 50s and 60s despite being more likely to live alone and have poorer health, new research shows. The findings were released in the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre report Staying Connected: Social Engagement and Wellbeing Among Mature Age Australians.

Darwin office and has expanded the provision of these services into the Northern Territory, with additional scheduled weekly services following the arrival of new vessels in Darwin. Sea Swift is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 350 staff and 30 vessels, and makes a significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern Australia. Mr White said Sea Swift recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. “Having started as a two-man, one-vessel operation in 1987, we’ve come a long way to where we are now,” he said. The company, whose headquarters are in Cairns, Queensland, also has depots in Weipa, Seisia and Gladstone, as well as on Thursday Island and Horn Island in the Torres Strait.

Chief executive Michael O’Neill said the results were surprising “This older cohort is more likely to report socialising as much as they want with all the friends they want or need, so overall the quality of their social relationships is higher than for younger people,” he said. “But the study raised

some worrying concerns about the well-being of people aged in their 50s who were more likely to feel isolated and lack companionship,” Mr O’Neill said. “Possible reasons for this include job stress or unemployment, sharing their household with children and the hours involved in caring for their elderly parents.”


Thursday, April 25, 2013 VARIOUS TIMES BETWEEN 08:30 – 17:30 Areas affected: Subs 7, 8 and 9 Mallee Close Bunya Close Mimosa Avenue 1 to 4 Casuarina Avenue 1 to 6 Nhulunbuy Preschool Chesterfield Circuit 27 to 55 Pandora Circuit 1 to 11 and odds, 24 to 56 evens 55 to 67odds Duranta Close Pandanus Close Dryandra Close Quandong Avenue 1 and 2 Grevillia Close Sandlewood 1 to 6 Jasper Road 1 to 29 odds, Solandra Close 2 to 6 evens Thunderman Road Karo Close Wilga Close Lacebark Avenue 1 and 4 Pacific Aluminium will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice.

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Chamber of Commerce East Arnhem 2013 Business of the Year Awards

Arnhem Early Learning Centre’s Sharon Young, Bridie Schroeter and Aaron Palazzi enjoying the evening.

NT Chamber’s Geoff Smart was one of three judges for the awards, joined by sponsor Kelly Murray from Gove Tackle & Outdoors, Arnhem Committee Member Tim Bunton and Rotary member Matt Collins.

Arnhem Physiotherapy Services’ Rachel Blundell and Sarah Munnings East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce Chairman sharing some team spirit. David Suter addresses the audience. .

ABOVE LEFT: The Department of Business’ Andrew Peers was one of three awards judges, pictured here with his lovely wife Jennifer. ABOVE: Awards judge Teresa Betts, from New Look Beauty Salon, with Nhulunbuy Rotary Club’s Leanne and Pino Parise. ABOVE RIGHT: Qantaslink’s Chris Putland was Master of Ceremonies for the awards evening, here with Country Liberal’s Tina MacFarlane. LEFT: Nhulunbuy Rotary Club’s Stephanie Freeman and Pacific Aluminium’s Stephanie Stonier catching up. RIGHT: Department of Housing’s Treacy Harry and event organiser Maché Eloff. LOWER LEFT: Yolngu Business Enterprises’ Sean O’Connor, Barry Thomas and Sal and Zena Costanzo had a great evening. LOWER RIGHT: Banubanu Wilderness Retreat’s Shannon Cooper and Shane Johnson were smiling even before learning of their win in the Environmental Sustainability category.

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Department of Housing’s Sibylle Brautigam with NT Police’s Brendon Muldoon and Department of Regional Development’s Simone Gianelli.

PHARMACY WINS ‘BUSINESS of the year’ GOVE Amcal Pharmacy was announced 2013 ‘Business of the Year’ for the East Arnhem region at a gala evening hosted by the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday. The awards night was held at the Arnhem Club’s Macassans Restaurant and a packed audience of small business stakeholders really enjoyed the opportunity to join together for a night of celebration after the very tough time the local economy has endured over the past 18 months. Winners on the night were: Service Excellence: Gove Motors Recommended Employer: Yolngu Business Enterprises (YBE) Environment Sustainability: Banubanu Wilderness


Retreat Community Contribution: Nhulunbuy Rotary Club Outstanding Achievement: Nhulunbuy Rotary Club Business of the Year: Gove Amcal Chemist Guest of Honour was Senator Trish Crossin, who gave the audience an update on the Federal Government’s work on the ‘Gas to Gove’ project. In receiving the Business of the Year Award, pharmacy owner Darryl Stewart said the business has grown significantly since he took over ownership in 2005. “We now have 16 staff and look after 12 Indigenous Health Centres around East Arnhem Land,” he said.

ABOVE: Darryl and Nicole Stewart, were proud to receive the Business of the Year Award for the Gove Amcal Pharmacy.

ABOVE: Nhulunbuy Rotary Club, which was announced as the winner for both the Community Contribution Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award, were represented by Brendan Muldoon, Matt Collins, Steph Freeman, Sean O’Conner, Leanne and Pino Parise and Maché Eloff.

BELOW: Helen Martin and Trevor Hosie from Banubanu Wilderness Lodge accept their Environment Sustainability Award.

BELOW: The team from Gove Motors, Sherri Wollin, Kirsty and Mark Winter, and Penny Body were proud to be announced as winners of the Service Excellence Award.

Norforce awards presented

At the conclusion of the 10 days of training - see Page 4 - the local army community got together for a BBQ at Nhulunbuy Norforce Depot on Friday night (19 April), where a number of awards were announced. From left: PTE Drew Perry (Champion Soldier Award Winner), CPL Jay Titmarsh, PTE Shaun Gunamalmal (Most Improved Soldier Award Winner), LCPL Derek Gumbala, CPL Amy Green, LCPL Vinnie Rami (Best Junior NCO Award Winner), PTE Warren Gaykamungu, MAJ Tim Robinson, PTE Gene Daniels, LCPL Jonah Thingle (Best Junior NCO Award Winner) PTE Rudolph Warragwagwa, PTE James Gengi, WO2 Stu Mackie.

NT Chamber of Commerce’s Geoff Smart, with Glenn Aitchison, CEO Yolngu Business Enterprises, winner of the Recommended Employer Award, and Maché Eloff.

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast on ANZAC Day 9:00 ABC News on ANZAC Day 10:00 ANZAC Day March (QLD) 12:30 Gallopoli Dawn Service 1:30 Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Service 2:30 ANC News On ANZAC Day 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 TBA 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 The Checkout 8:30 Desert War: Tobruk - Two-part account of one of the most celebrated campaigns of WWII - the war in North Africa. Compelling testimonies of veterans from both sides interwoven with archival footage and graphic dramatic recreations. 9:30 Scott And Bailey: Rachel discovers Nick had an affair with a juror during a case where his client was acquitted, and Janet comes face to face with the killer of her school friend. 10:20 Lateline 10:55 TBA 12:40 Windows To Sandakan 1:35 The Clinic 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 6: Claremount Vs West Perth 5:30 TBA

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 Extra 12:00 National News Special 2:05 National News Now 3:00 ANZAC Day NRL: Sydney Roosters Vs St George Illawarra Dragons 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 8:00 The NRL Footy Show - Join Fatty Vautin, Darryl Brohman, and Michael Slater for a wrap of all things footy and come inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 10:00 The AFL Footy Show 12:00 Extra - The show takes viewers on a coast-to-coast trip in every episode, from Hollywood to hotspots at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas as well as Planet Hollywood and Times Square in New York City. 12:30 The Avengers: Forget-Me-Not 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 New Zealand On A Plate 12:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 5: Essendon Vs Collingwood 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 10:00 Billy Connolly’s Route 66: Billy continues his journey starting the day on a cattle ranch with modern-day cowboys Oklahoma City, before visiting an unusual museum and the Cadillac Ranch, one of Route 66’s most iconic and eccentric sights. 11:00 Man Up!: High Road Is The Guy Road - Will struggles to take the high road after a kid at school starts bullying Nathan, especially after Theresa tells him the kid’s mom is on the school board, which Theresa is lobbying for funding for the science club. 11:30 Fat Family Diet 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 UEFA Champions League 6:30 World News 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The School Of Fire 6:00 South Africa Walks: The Kruger 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Food Safari: Maltese Safari 8:05 Gourmet Farmer: Cellar Door And Wine Growing Road Trip: Nick has bought himself a wine fermenter and is hoping to enlist both Matthew and Ross to make a barrel of their own vintage. The three boys go on a Cellar Door road trip around the Tamar Valley, researching both wine varieties and wine making. 8:35 Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars 9:30 One Born Every Minute USA: The Rocky Road To Parenthood 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:00 Movie: “Exit” (MAV v) In Swedish and Danish. 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Architects Of Change 11:00 Foreign Correspondent 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Poirot 2:15 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Ashcombe - Presenter and archaeologist Adam Ford visits Ashcombe, a home in the heart of Ballarat, Victoria, to explore the incredible stories that lie between its bricks and mortar. 8:30 Silent Witness: Trust (Part 1) - In part one of a double episode, the case of two young women shot dead in a house basement forces forensic scientist Jack to lock horns with an old flame. 9:30 Silk: Martha Costello is reluctantly representing notorious criminal Jody Farr but starts to feel he is not getting a fair trial and suspects foul play. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lowdown: Hart Of Darkness 11:35 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 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Lunar Excitation 7:00 Imparja’s Live Friday Night Football: Manly Sea Eagles Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 9:30 TBA 11:30 Movie: “U-Turn” (AV a,v,s,l) - On his way to Las Vegas to pay back some bookies, a small-time gambler gets more than he bargained for when his car breaks down near a remote desert town. 2:00 Spyforce: Riley’s Army 3:00 Extra 3:30 Home Shopping 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Casanova” (M s) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 The Amazing Race 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8:00 TBA 10:00 Dual Suspects: Date With Death - A man is found dead behind the wheel of his convertible, engulfed in flames, with two gunshots to his head. As they dig into his life, police are led into a seedy world of strippers, Afro-Cuban voodoo, and corporate espionage. 11:00 Parking Wars 11:30 Desperate Housewives: Never Judge A Lady By Her Lover - A chance encounter reunites Gaby with her sexy ex-lover and gardener, John Rowland. 12:30 True Beauty - Face Of Vegas: Handling Things With Grace The beauties take to the streets to interview people on Vegas Strip, and will secretly be judged to see if any of them cheat. 2:30 Home Shopping / 3:30 NBC Today

4:15 UEFA Europa Legaue 6:45 Weatherwatch And Music 7:00 World News 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: The Bush Kings 6:00 South Africa Walks: The Green Kalahari 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Urban Secrets: Brighton 8:30 Turn Back Time: The Family: Swinging 60s 9:35 As It Happened: Dambusters Fly Again - In 1943, a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history - they destroyed two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland with a revolutionary weapon: the bouncing bomb. 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “A Portrait Of A Beauty” (MA s) - In Korean. After her brother commits suicide, a brilliant female painter must disguise herself as a man in order to maintain her family’s position in the Korean royal court. 1:10 Movie: “Forbidden To Forbid” (M d,l,n,v) - In Portuguese. In Rio de Janeiro, three university students coping with the stresses of a love triangle become witnesses to police corruption and brutality, with deadly results. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer: Regina Spektor 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The Checkout 1:00 At The Movies 1:30 Eggheads: Shabba 2:00 Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer 3:00 Movie: “Moulin Rouge” (PG) 5:00 Midsomer Murders: Bad Tidings 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Last Tango In Halifax: Caroline throws herself whole-heartedly into her relationship with Kate, but her mother’s reaction to their affair puts her marriage to Alan in doubt. 8:30 Inspector George Gently: Gently In The Cathedral - Gently’s enemies from his London Met days are coming after him. He finds himself suspended from duty - powerless, unprotected and persecuted. 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: Roo signs up for sexual bootcamp and misses a surprise visit from Marcus. Learning of his visit, Roo races to him but bad news about Charlie waylays her. 11:00 Rage: Guest Programmer: Regina Spektor 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today Saturday 9:30 Mornings - Saturday 11:30 Danoz 12:30 Movie: “An American In Paris” (G) 3:00 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations 4:00 Garden Gurus 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 Getaway: Where In The World? - Getaway takes a slightly different spin this week. Join the team as we take a journey of discovery to some of the most extraordinary corners of the globe. But tonight Getaway is asking the question: where in the world are we? Just exactly where may surprise you. 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 TBA 10:30 Movie: “One Missed Call” (M h,v) - When four of her friends meet an untimely demise after receiving chilling cell-phone messages from the future detailing their deaths, college co-ed Beth contacts the police, who promptly dismiss her story as hysteria. 12:15 Movie: “The Gumball Rally” (M v,s) 2:15 The Baron 3:15 Nine Presents 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Life Today With James Robinson / 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 Dr Oz 12:30 The Amazing Race 1:30 Movie: “Housesitter” (PG l,s) 4:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 5: Carlton Vs Adelaide 7:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 5: Port Adelaide Vs West Coast 10:30 World’s Wildest Police Videos 11:30 Parking Wars 12:00 Desperate Housewives: The God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me Blues - Losing Mike takes its toll on Katherine; Gaby grows weary of John’s desire for Ana and Lynette insists her family help more. 1:00 Desperate Housewives 2:00 Auction Squad 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 That ‘70s Show: Thank You / Black Dog - It’s Thanksgiving, and Eric thinks it’s a perfect time to announce his engagement to Donna. Jackie is heartbroken when Hyde has no comforting words for her when her father is sent to prison.

5:00 World News 1:00 Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict 2:55 Hiroshi Sugimoto 3:55 Hidden History 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: David Mitchell 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 James May’s Man Lab 8:35 Lilyhammer: My Kind Of Town 9:30 Movie: “The Reluctant Infidel” (MA l) - When London-based Islamic cab driver Muhmud Nasir discovers that he was actually born to Jewish parents, his life is thrown into turmoil. Although he’s not a devout Muslim, Muhmud feels compelled to conceal his Jewish identity from his family - and his son’s fundamentalist father-in-law - while exploring what it means to be Jewish. 11:25 Movie: “Masquerades” (PG) In Arabic. A comedy of errors ensues when Mounir, a self-important Algerian man, lies to his village by telling them his narcoleptic sister has a pending engagement to a wealthy Frenchman. 1:05 South Park 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 Rage 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: A Country Harvest 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Cheese Slices: Farmstead Cheeses Of Northern California 2:00 How The Earth Was Made: Yellowstone 3:00 Into The Shadows: What’s Really Going On At The Movies 4:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Books To Films 5:00 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 5:30 Deadly 60: Indonesia 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass: The Bells Of St Leonards 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Dr Who: Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS 8:15 The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Miranda: Three Little Words 10:00 Parkinson: Masterclass: Jonathan Yeo 10:45 Great Directors 12:10 Movie: “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (PG) 2:15 Movie: “The Hobbit Enigma” (G) 3:10 The Botany Of Desire 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Antiques Master

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Getaway 1:00 Broncos Insider 1:30 2013 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Cronulla Sharks Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 7:30 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: Red Letter Day 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Forget Me Not 10:30 CSI: Miami: Paint It Black - A college girl’s throat is slashed while she sits alone in a hot tub late at night. The investigation centres on the victim’s roommate, who was the last one to see her alive and may possess a dual personality. 11:30 Flashpoint: The Perfect Family 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Fish Hooks 6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Wild Boys 1:00 Footy Flashbacks 2:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 5: Brisbane Vs Melbourne 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 10:00 Castle: Cloudy With A Chance Of Murder - On Beckett’s first day back from her suspension, she and Castle are thrown into the salacious world of local TV news when a veteran weather girl is found dead. As if navigating an industry full of backstabbing and ruthless ambition weren’t difficult enough, they have to do it while hiding their new relationship from their co-workers. 11:00 Dual Suspects: Gainesville Ripper 12:00 Fat Family Diet 1:00 Harry’s Practice 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 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Netball: ANZ Championship Highlights 5:35 Inspector Rex: Sisi 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Treasures of Ancient Rome: Warts ‘n’ All 8:30 The Fabric Of The Cosmos: Universe Or Multiverse - In this series, renowned physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of our everyday world. Brian is going to let you in on a secret: We’ve all been deceived. Our perceptions of time and space have led us astray. 9:30 The Pig Farm 11:10 Movie: “The Golden Door” (M n) - In Itaian and English. Set at the beginning of the 20th century, a desperately poor family from rural Sicily leave their home with dreams of a better future in America, but along the way they experience the harsh reality of migrating to a new country. 1:15 The Ghosts Of The Mary Rose 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Travel Oz 1:00 Parkinson: Masterclass 2:00 Gandhi 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Brittany 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 Outcasts 12:35 Monday Monday 1:25 Michelin Stars: The Madness Of Perfection - UK food writer and critic William Sitwell investigates the passions, pressures and obsessions behind that apparently all-important description, ‘Michelin-starred chef’. 2:35 The Botany Of Desire 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 4: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 TBA 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 8:00 House Husbands 9:00 Person Of Interest: In Extremis 10:00 Person Of Interest: Dead Rekoning 11:00 Worst Case Senario: Trapped In Extreme Cold - 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 Brand Developers 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: “America” (M a,s,v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 New Zealand On A Plate 3:00 The Amazing Race 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 8:30 Revenge: Sacrifice - Even with threats on their family closing in, the Graysons are in rare form as they put on a bold showing at their annual Labour Day bash. Meanwhile, Jack and Amanda sail off on their honeymoon but the seas prove to be deadly, and this time Emily can’t control the outcome. 9:30 Grey’s Anatomy: The Face Of Change / Hard Bargain - Competition heats up as several of the doctors fight to become the new face of Seattle Grace. 11:30 Auction Squad 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: “II Mare” (PG) 2:45 Green Crayons 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves: Floating Fortress 5:30 Global Village: Saving Kirindy Forest 6:00 Canal Walks: The Caledonian Canal 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Fright Night 8:30 Do I Drink Too Much? 9:30 Mad Men: The Chrysanthemum And The Sword 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Shorts On Screen: Mister Rococo Enough of life where everything is cute! This is a romantic comedy about a girl who gets over her lost love in a dazzling and heroic way. 12:05 Movie: “Vares: Private Eye” (MAV l,s,v) - In Finnish. Harddrinking private investigator Vares becomes romantically and then professionally involved with a beautiful but troubled blonde. A fast-paced gangster film that boasts a cast of shady characters who plot and double-cross their way across the country. A box-office hit in its Finnish homeland. 1:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass: The Bells Of St Leonards 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Pensioners Factory 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: London 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Casualty 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ian McEwan: A writer who has earned numerous literary accolades, with over 25 awards so far, including the Whitbread Award and the Booker Prize, McEwan is one of those rare authors whose work is loved equally by both critics and readers. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Raw Comedy 2010 1:30 Outnumbered 2:00 Planet Food: Singapore 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 4: Teams TBA / 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 TBA 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 8:00 Two And A Half Men: Bazinga! That’s From A TV Show 9:30 Anger Management: Charlie Dates Crazy, Sexy, Angry Charlie makes an unpleasant discovery about Jennifer’s business partner. 10:00 Anger Management: Charlie Goes To War With Neighbours - Charlie upsets his neighbours by meeting with his clients at home. 10:30 TBA 11:30 Survivors 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Brand Developers 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: “More Sex And The Single Mum” (M s) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 New Zealand On A Plate 3:00 The Amazing Race 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 8:30 Packed To The Rafters: First Time For Everything - Nathan is working hard to build a solid base for Saskia and Edward in Australia and accepts a job offer despite its obvious shortfalls. Saskia is excited to be joining him, but little does Nathan know, for the first time in their married life, Saskia is keeping something from him. Meanwhile, Emma is quietly giddy at the prospect of her blossoming romance with Craig. 9:30 TBA 11:30 Auction Squad 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Victorian Pharmacy 2:00 Barbados At The Races 2:30 The Biggest Chinese Restaurant In The World: Bright Future 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Wine From The Lagoon 6:00 Canal Walks: The Worcester And Birmingham Canal 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Lex Marinos 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Road, Movie” (M v) In Hindu. Feeling trapped in a dead-end job at his father’s failing business, Vishnu grabs the opportunity to drive an old 1942 Chevy across the Indian desert to the local museum that the car has been sold to. Along the way, he picks up a young runaway, a wandering entertainer and a gypsy woman who all must rely on each other to survive the harsh terrain. 12:50 Anna Pihl 1:40 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 The Jonathan Ross Show 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Belfast 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Tractor Monkeys: Anthony Morgan, Tommy Little, Noeline Brown & Akmal Saleh 9:00 The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting 9:30 Would I Lie To You? 10:00 The Thick Of It 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:35 Identity 12:20 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime: Ambassadors Boots 1:15 The Art Of Spiegelman 2:00 Planet Food: Israel 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 5: Eagles Vs Port Adelaide 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 TBA 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 9:00 What’s Your Emergency? - Bonfire night results in a five-fold increase in call-outs. Meanwhile, the police are dealing with frequent caller, Lindsay Taylor, whose boozy bust-ups with her partner have resulted in 140 calls to her address. 10:00 Embarrassing Bodies 11:00 Weeds: Fran Tarkenton - Nancy has a tense conversation with Vaughn while the rest of the family scrambles to get passports for Europe and Doug takes a risk by returning to Agrestic for paperwork. 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz 1:30 Brand Developers 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: “Balmain Boys” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 New Zealand On A Plate 3:00 The Amazing Race 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 Criminal Minds: The Good Earth 9:00 Hannibal: Potage 10:00 Strangeways 11:00 Man Up!: Diciplining The Keens - After they find out that Nathan’s allergic, the whole family goes on a gluten free diet, which leads to a weird competition between Will and Theresa. 11:30 The Take 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 UEFA Champions League 6:30 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The White Gold Of The Pabellones Islands 6:00 Canal Walks: The Llangollen Canal 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest India: Western Ghats: Monsoon Mountains 8:30 World’s Most Dangerous Roads: Peru 9:35 Borgen: Count to 90 10:40 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Paris” (M l) In French. Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart defect. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than observe the people around him from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister, moves in to his place to care for him, it does little to alter Pierre’s new habits. 1:30 Movie: “Bad Habits” (M s,a,l,n) In Spanish. Set in a raindrenched Mexico City, this is the story of a number of people connected by eating disorders, religion and adultery. 3:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

12 – Arafura Times

24 - 30 April 2013


SUDOKU No. 145

Your  Lucky 


Stars  

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TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) You may feel that family members are taking advantage of your skills. Tell them that you have limited time or ask for an exchange of some sort. Romance. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet someone new. This person knows you, but is very shy. Seek them out!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Don’t worry too much about something that is beyond your control. A solution will come if you wait. Busy yourself in the meantime. Romance. An unusual dream may worry you at first. The message in the dream will be much more positive than you realise, however.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


You could be approached by someone who wants to set a meeting with you this week. This person will be much older than yourself. Heed their advice. Romance. Your partner may be in a slightly strange mood. You’ll have to make allowances for them at this time.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A difficult family decision will be at the forefront this week. Be attentive to what others are saying and asking for. Romance. You will be feeling very confident. Your partner will find it great fun to be with. Your enthusiasm will help to cheer them and others up.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) You need the chance to get away from your day-to-day routine. Try to find an excuse for a short trip away from home. It will leave you feeling rejuvinated. Romance. This will be a good time for relaxing with your partner. Finish your work early so you can have time together.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


A difficult decision will not be any easier if you worry constantly. Put your mind at rest and the matter will soon sort itself out. Romance. Don’t spend too much time thinking about the past. You need to take into account recent changes which have improved your situation.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Some well-meant advice could be more of a hindrance than a help. Don’t rely on other people’s judgement when your own is better. Romance. You may feel completely in sync with your partner this week. It’s a good indication of how well you work with one another.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

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A chance meeting later in the week may be less accidental than it seems. They may have been seeking you out for some time. Romance. Both Venus and Mars are in good aspect at the moment. This could bring new endeavours to you and your partner. Are you ready?

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You will have a strong need for security this week. Your friends should rally round you and give you some encouragement. Romance. Your partner will be intrigued to find out what you have been up to recently. Try to maintain the mystery as long as you can.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Look at all angles before you make your move. There may be something that you have forgotten. Double-check everything! Romance. Pressure from other people may cause strains in your love-life. Take what information you want from this and move on!

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)


It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

– Charles Darwin


You should be very “on the ball” this week. Activities which require clear, logical thinking will be especially easy for you. Romance. Someone close to you may soon be getting married. Your feelings may be a little ambivalent. Are you where you want to be at this moment?

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Your emotions will be much stronger than you realise. Don’t commit to any offers without thinking through them first. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by your emotions. You will make a better partner when you are relaxed and realistic with your expectations.

Arafura Times

24 - 30 April 2013 – 13

Thank you John Thank you for making us laugh and keeping us sane, Thank you for teaching us when to be quiet and listen, Thank you for showing us when to stand up and fight, Thank you for leading us, protecting us and for standing by our side, This world won’t be the same without you, but better that you’ve been here You made us notice the important things and ignore the trivial You showed us how to live and finally how to die Rest now mate

Love Always Steve, Shaz, Xander and Samuel, xx

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Long term ETU member, United Voice comrade, and an integral part of Gove combined Unions. On behalf of the Branch Secretary, Executive, Staff and Members of United Voice we extend our sincere condolences to John’s family, friends, and Colleagues at this very sad time.

John Keogh, mate and all round legend. Gonnie, Kris and Deb, Pete and Shauna, Mark and Emma and Sean as well as all of John’s extended family, our hearts and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. John was my mentor, friend and colleague. His contributions to this community in so many diverse ways will live on as a legacy of a great life lived well. The world is a poorer place without him and we shall miss him in more ways than we can imagine. Love and best wishes, Rick, Sally & Kai

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FUNERAL NOTICE John Patrick Keogh 29/1/1955 - 18/4/2013 The Keogh family invite John’s friends and colleagues to celebrate his life.

All are welcome to attend the Funeral Service 3:30pm on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nhulunbuy. Followed by a procession to Gove Cemetery for burial. The Keogh’s request no flowers, donations to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation can be made on the day.



THERE was plenty of super awesome bodyrockin’ at the Nhulunbuy Primary School gym on Friday afternoon and evening, with a Glitz & Glam Disco held as a fundraiser for the school’s 2013 Canberra Trip. Grade 3 (Transition) held the floor between 4.30pm-6.00 pm, while Grade 4 to 6 had their chance to show off their moves between 6.30pm-8.30pm. A great time was had by all.

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John Keogh. The Electrical Trades Union would like to pass on our love and best wishes to the Keogh family on the passing of John. A truly great man who touched the lives of so many. Loved and respected by all who knew him, he will be sadly missed and fondly remembered forever. What we do in life for ourselves dies with us, what we do in life for others is immortal. Vale’ John Keogh. Arafura Times

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Rio’s landmark Reef research project sets sail

A SPECIALLY built science laboratory installed on a Rio Tinto bauxite ship has completed its maiden voyage to collect research data along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is the first research of its kind to monitor ocean acidification along the length of the Great Barrier Reef. In 2012, Rio Tinto Alcan, CSIRO and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation announced a landmark three-year, $1 million research project called Future Reef MAP. The project involves the deployment of an ocean sensor system on a Rio Tinto

vessel that travels between Weipa and Gladstone. The vessel, the RTM Wakmatha (pictured sailing on the Great Barrier Reef), will continuously collect samples and record data that will help in understanding the impacts of climate change on the Reef. CSIRO ocean carbon research team leader Dr Bronte Tilbrook said the major difference between this reef research project and any other was that the data would be collected over a three-year period, along the same, 2000km route. “The infrastructure has been in-

stalled, the sensors have been tested, and we are starting to receive data in our labs in Tasmania,” Dr Tilbrook said. “For the first time we are able to collect data to map ocean acidification over the entire Great Barrier Reef and determine if there are parts of the Reef that are likely to be more exposed to acidification changes. “Data collected during the vessel’s travels will also help us determine how processes like the major flood and storm events recently experienced in Queensland influence longer term changes in ocean acidification.”

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:

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

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

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

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:

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Michael Stimpson P: 8987 1500 E: Gove 8 Ball Contact: Adam White P: 0438 809 620

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E: Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083 Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E: Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Tracey Chrzanowski P: 8987 3311 Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Ben Hurst P: 0410 833 292 Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

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

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 Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

Gove Country Golf Club & Gove Country Golf Club - Juniors Contact: Jamie Henderson E: P: 8987 3191

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

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Stephanie Freeman P: 0400 172 599 E:

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:

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E:

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

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

Thu 25

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Ht 0.72 2.95 0.99 3.11

Sat 27 Time 0339 0957 1602 2150

Ht 0.53 3.02 1.00 3.22

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Ian Shepherd P: 0412 892 703

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Time 0422 1042 1645 2230

Time 0506 1128 1728 2312

Time 0550 1215 1812 2356

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Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553 Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268.



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Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

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

Monday 08/04

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 24

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

RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

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

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Church services

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

industry and science working together.” Great Barrier Reef Foundation managing director Claire Hanratty said the innovation used in the Future Reef MAP project, both in terms of the use of a commercial vessel and the extensive data it gathers, has caught the imagination of many. Rio Tinto Alcan’s investment in the Future Reef MAP project is one we draw on regularly-the concept of using an existing vessel to collect data across a scale and range of habitats that would otherwise be impossible to reach is one that many relate to and consider a smart investment,” Ms Hanratty said

Rio Tinto Alcan president and chief executive officer, Bauxite and Alumina, Pat Fiore said Rio Tinto’s shipping operations provide the perfect opportunity to collect the vital data. “The data collected will help Reef managers understand where and how acidification is having the most impact,” Mr Fiore said. “Our ongoing collaboration with CSIRO and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation provides an important opportunity for Rio Tinto Alcan to assist with a critical area of climate-change research and is a great example of



Brisbane 270 • Darwin 1100 • Perth 340

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 15 31.5 24.1 0.2 Tuesday 16 31.9 22.9 NIL Wednesday 17 31.5 22.6 NIL Thursday 18 31.8 22.4 NIL Friday 19 32.2 23.2 NIL Saturday 20 32.7 21.6 NIL Sunday 21 32.9 21.4 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 132.6mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Apr. 15 to Sunday, Apr. 21

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1012.4 hPa on Sunday Min: 1005.6 hPa on Monday Averages for the month of April Max temp: 30.9 Min temp: 23.2 Rainfall: 229.7 mm


Bombers win wet-season Grand Final By Mick Montague Regional Development Manager - Gapuwiyak AFL Northern Territory

BOMBERS 3.4 (22), 8.10 (58), 13.11 (89), 18.14 (122) dLAKERS 3.1 (19), 7.1 (43), 12.1 (73), 15.2 (92)

THE top end turned on an absolute cracker of a day for the 2012-2013 Gapuwiyak Wet-Season Grand Final on Saturday, 13 April. As AFL hasn’t been played in Gapuwiyak for the last few years, the town was abuzz with excitement and it seemed as though half of East Arnhem was flying in for the event, so much so that the umpires were in danger of not getting a seat on the plane in. The two teams vying for the premiership cup were the Bombers and newly formed Lakers.

The Bombers had been one of the form sides all year, while Lakers were looking to top off a fairy tale season after sitting on the bottom of the ladder for most of the season and having to win every game in the last three weeks to make it to the grand final. The first quarter was played at an intense tempo with both sides playing-on at all costs and breaking the defensive lines. Both backlines held strong and it wasn’t until the midway through the first term that Lakers broke the deadlock with Andrew Marrawwungu kicking true, and then backing it up again one minute later to go two

goals up. Bombers finally found their feet and started to get on top in the midfield through Nathan Garrawirrtja and Gilbert Dhamarrandji. By the end of the first quarter they had worked their way back into the game and held a narrow lead of three points. After quarter time, the game turned into a shoot-out with both sides going goal for goal, the Bombers midfield was now taking command of every stoppage but they could not convert this dominance on to the scoreboard. It seemed as though the Lakers were finally starting to tire after a

long finals campaign, but two classy long range goals from midfielder Darren Gundalmirriwuy sparked the team again. During the last quarter the Bombers took a hold of the game and Cliffton Gurruwiwi started to provide the Lakers with a massive headache, as he kicked three goals in a matter of minutes. A miracle goal from the boundary from Jake Babui gave the Lakers another glimmer of hope but from then on it was all Bombers as they ran out eventual winners by 30 points. Cliffton Gurruwiwi was named man of the match with a massive nine-goal haul.

GRAND FINAL STATISTICS GOAL KICKERS Bombers: Cliffton Gurruwiwi 9, Scott Wunungmurra 3, Nathan Garrawirrtja 2, Sebastian Wunungmurra 2, Sammy Guyula 1, Jamie Garrawurra 1. Lakers: Andrew Marrawungu 5, Darren Gundalmirriwuy 3, Jake Babui 2, Terrence Wunungmurra 2, Jerome Dhagapan 1, Thomas Marrkula 1, Gerard Wanambi 1. BEST PLAYERS Bombers: Cliffton Gurruwiwi, Scott Wunungmurra, Nathan Garrawirrtja, Gilbert Dhamarrandji. Lakers: Darren Gundalmirriwuy, Jerome Dhagapan, Andrew Marrawungu, Jake Babui.

LEFT: The Bombers celebrate their Grand Final win. ABOVE: The Lakers ready themselves for the next quarter

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Total Score Total Margin 29 87 28 58 28 107 27 120 27 149 26 89 26 92 25 76 25 135 24 67

DRAW ROUND 5 (April 25 – 28, home team first)

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

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NRL tipsters have weekend off Duggie’s lead on AFL tipping ladder cut to 1

THERE was no change to the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL tipping competition on th weekend due to the representative matches. The Kangaroos defeated the Kiwis 32-12 and Country downed City 18-12. There is a three-way tie for the lead after round six of the NRL competition. Malkzok1 has been joined on top by marlinman and Andrew Hoffman on 37, while Tanya Hoffman sits on 36 and is in hot pursuit. Bunched on 35 are Shaun Dennis, Kaffir, Wayno and Van Dam, Other scores on the leaderboard are: The Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL and AFL footy tipping competitions are free - there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it. The tipping competitions on both

34: waggy, Duggie amd doodlesuckernobagchc. 33: KaRon1, Luke Cole. 32: Jez, KaDavo82, Halwes. 31: Killer, Putty, aaron tilley, Joseph Benn, grimmus8u, Graham Hughes, Jeremy 4X. 30:Travis Fehnert, Rose Becker, brpccoli. 28: Morgstar, Tracey xxxx. 27: hayden4x. 26: Forbesy. 25: WestAussieGirl136 The winner of the NRL competition will receive $500 in cash, sponsored by The Arnhem Club and the Arafura Times.

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DUGGIE has clung tenaciously to the lead after round four of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club AFL tipping competition, although the margin has been reduced to one. Duggie heads the tipsters with 29, but waggy and Van Dam are now on 28, with pleb and darren nunn on 27 also in hot pursuit. Forbsey and hayden4x ate on 26, followed one behind by Wayno and Agron on 25. Reverend, Maggie May, Joseph Benn, crackers, Andres Hoffman, Tanya Hoffman, Travis Dehnert, Dion Forbes and Kaffir are grouped on 24. David Gibson, Jendj, Morgstar, Jeremy 4X, WestAussieGirl 136 and Crocbait are poised

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on 23. Van Dam was the only tipster to correctly select all nine winners. David Gibson, Jendj, Wayno, Waggie and Duggie all got eight, all missing on Carlton’s win against the West Coast Eagles, a result which tricked many tipsters. Sitting on seven for the weekend were Tanya Hoffman, Travis Dehnert, Forbesy, 43, hayden4x, Agron, Maggie May, pleb, Darren Nunn, KaRon1, dixienormous. Jeremy 4X. The Cats’ win against the Swans also tricked tipsters. The AFL winner will walk away with $750 in cash, also sponsored by The Arnhem Club and the Arafura Times.

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‘Mosquito fleet’ makes major impact By ALF WILSON DIMINUTIVE Arnhem Land youths Ronnie Dirdi and Elijah Dhamarrandji were amongst the smallest players at the National under 15 KickStart Championships in Townsville, but that didn’t prevent them being highly effective. They were by no means alone as NT had by far the biggest percentage of “mosquito fleet” players of the six competing sides at the April 8-12 carnival. Along with Sebbo Garawirrtja, Ronnie and Elijah were stars for NT which finished third. Other sides at the carnival were WA, Victoria/Tasmania, SA, Queensland and NSW/ACT. Elijah (Milingimbi), Sebbo (Elcho Island) and Ronnie (Gunbalunya) picked up many possessions as they waited for the ball to fall to terra firma after the big men flew high. These renowned “crumbers” enjoyed the rain which fell during several of the five days making the ground slippery

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and enabling the trio to be consistent ball winners.The three speedsters played on the NT forward line although Sebbo drifted down to the wing when the state of play allowed. NT coach Josh Johnny told Arafura Times on April 16 from Darwin that his side had by far the “most tiny players’’. “Compared to the grand finalists WA and Victoria/ Tasmania which had so many tall footballers we were small. I estimate we had in our squad five maximum tall lads, five mid-range youths and the rest were small. “:We did really well and this was a credit to the players,” he said. WA defeated Victoria/Tasmania side 9-18-72 to 6-4-40 in the decider at Tony Ireland Stadium which was the venue for recent NAB Cup clash between AFL clubs North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Gold Coast Suns. On day one NT 7-5-47 scored a major upset beating South Australia defeated 5-1-31 and Sebbo and Ronnie each booted a goal. Elijah told Arafura Times that in pack

From left are: Sebbo Garawirrtja (Elcho Island), Elijah Dhamarrandji (Milingimbi) and Tyrone Dhagapan (Gapuwiyaki). situation he couldn’t compete against the carnival winners Western Australia 5-636 to 2-2-14 and Ronnie kicked a goal tall timber so he stayed on the ground. “Many times the ball fell onto the against mostly much-Bigger opposition. field and we just roved and picked it up Sebbo continued his fine form on when we could,” Elijah said. day three booting a goal and featuring in Each side played two games on day the best players when NT 5-6-36 rolled one and NT 5-6-36 rolled Queensland NSW/Act 2-2-14. 2-2-14 and Sebbo was the leading In the final qualifying round carnival runners up Victoria/Tasmania 6-3-39 goalkicker with two. On day two NT lost to eventual beat NT 3-4-22.

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ROUND 6 RESULTS (home team first)

NRL LADDER Total Score Total Margin AFTER ROUND 6 37 37 37 36 35 35 35 35 34 34

46 58 65 54 46 50 58 66 54 66

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2 Sea Eagles

10 Sharks

3 Rabbitohs

11 Cowboys

4 Roosters

12 Eels

5 Knights

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6 Titans

14 Panthers

7 Broncos

15 Warriors

8 Dragons

16 Bulldogs

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Footy season kicks off

The Gopu boys in double-blue took on Nguykal (blue and yellow) in a replay of last year’s grand final. PHOTO: Corey Bousen

FOOTY season got underway on Saturday, with the six team competition for 2013 meaning the spectators were able to enjoy three fantastic games at the Hindle footy oval.

The scorers for the games had headed bush before Arafura Times was able to get the results for the weekend’s games, but we do know that the Saints (13-11-89) enjoyed a solid win over Gapuwiyak

(6-9-45), dedicating their victory to John Keogh, who lost his battle for life a couple of days earlier. Gapuwiyak were enthusiastically welcomed back to the East Arnhem region competition after

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a 10-year absence. In a replay of last year’s grand final, the Nguykal squad then squared off against Gopu, while the final match of the day was Baywara vs Djarrak.

119 hit water for Ladies’ Fishing Classic Lynne Walker, Jessica Dillon, Shirley Shepherd, Annette Cotterill and Ian Shepherd got an early start on Saturday morning for a weekend of fishing for the Airnorth Ladies’ Fishing Classic.


THE soccer season is underway, with the Gove Junior Football Club holding a “Meet the Coaches” session at Hindle Oval on Friday (19 April). More than 80 kids have signed up for their chance to play the beautiful game, but the Club is happy to accept late sign-ons. Weekly training for the Under 6’s, Under 8’s and Under 10’s began on Monday (22 April) and goes from 4.30pm to 5.30pm every week, while Under 12’s and Over

13’s have their first training session today (Wednesday 24 April) at Hindle Oval from 5pm to 6.30pm. Games start for all this Friday (26 April) at the oval from 4.30pm with the season running through to 16 August. People wanting more information can contact Club President Tina White (0427 029 484), Secretary Karlyn Monteiro (0417 868 176) or Treasurer Ernie Smith (0418 350 109).

The Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic was held over the weekend, with 34 teams hitting the water in their boats, involving 119 female anglers. Presentations to the winners of the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club event will be held this Saturday (27 April) at the NRSFC club room, from 6pm.

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