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Killer put behind bars

ABOVE: Dhimurru staff Jono Wearne, Paul Augustin and ranger Darryl Lacey transporting the croc. RIGHT: CROCODILE SMILE: Croc trapped at Buffalo Creek last week. By MATT GARRICK WHILE the majority of Goveites were rising to breakfast last Sunday morning, local rangers were trying to avoid becoming breakfast themselves. Rangers and staff from Dhimurru Abo-

riginal Corporation and Parks and Wildlife were down at Buffalo Creek around 7am last Sunday, October 6, staring into the eyes of a 2.5-metre saltwater crocodile that had been caught in a trap. The rangers - John ‘Stretch’ Papple and Daryl Lacey, along with Dhimurru staff

Jono Wearne and Paul Augustin - prepared themselves to transport the salty from the cage on to the back of a ute and out to the former Gumatj crocodile farm at Ski Beach, where several crocs are still being housed. The rangers proved what assets they are to the region, using their skill and experience to

carefully raise the croc out of the trap, letting it tire itself out before they moved it on to the sand. When placed on the sand, the rangers taped and measured the creature’s snout, taped up its legs to prevent it from squirming around, and determined its sex to be male. Continued Page 6 >>

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IT could’ve been local Matt Grooby’s turn to shout the town a drink last Tuesday, after he had a tilt in the Hot Seat on television gameshow, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Matt, who spends his day job as General Manager of Yirrkala-based Aboriginal Corporation Lirrwi Tourism, faced off against host Eddie McGuire on the popular show on October 2. The call for him to make this television appearance came as a surprise to Matt, who had originally auditioned for the show more than three years

comedy duo Abbott and Costello?” The answer was “William and Lou”, a different answer than lockedin by Matt before he was promptly ejected from the Hot Seat. Geography, politics and history were Matt’s trivia strengths, he said, but entertainment was not his forte. During his television tilt, Matt was asked about where he came from, and he told Eddie a little bit about our remote part of the country. Eddie responded with a resounding, “Good on ya!” Matt said that off camera, Eddie was charming, and came across as a nice guy. He also said he would not write off having another crack at television quiz shows, sometime a bit further down the track.

ago, while living in Darwin. “I used to watch it while I was in Darwin, and my wife would get fed up with me because I knew all the answers. “She said to me, ‘Why don’t you go on it?’ “So I said, ‘I will!’” The call finally came through for him to take part in the show in mid-June this year, and he was flown down to Melbourne for the filming on August 20. He was one of the first candidates called up on the day to the spotlight of the Hot Seat to answer questions, ORTHODONTIST and he said the Dr. Jeffrey Watts nerves got to him. will be visiting Gove on “I’m not used to being on TV, so I Monday, OCTOBER 14 and Tuesday, OCTOBER 15 Please contact the Darwin practice for appointments on

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IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER, MATT? The correct answer was ‘William and Lou’. think the nervousness came through.” (Dance and Goulburn, NSW, were Nevertheless, Matt was thrown the answers). some curve-ball questions which he He reached around the $6000 mark answered correctly, including “The when he was bowled a spinner. Lindy Hop is a type of what?” and The question that stumped him “What town is the Big Merino in?” was; “What were the first names of

Skating on thin ice Jess run down by a speeding skateboarder A LOCAL school-teacher has been suffering from that run-down feeling - quite literally, after she was bowled over by a skateboarder in the centre of town. Jess Alexander sustained injuries forcing her to take two weeks off work, and leaving her unable to properly look after her daughter and attend to obligations to committees of which she is a part. Since a skateboarder collided with her on September 14, Ms Alexander has been stricken by on-going headaches and has had to make repeated visits to doctors and the physiotherapist to help her on the road to recovery. She’s also had to be on a constant diet of pain killers since the incident. Now almost 50 per cent back to normal, Ms Alexander wants to make sure that something is done to prevent the same thing happening to others. “I dodge bikes and skateboards around Woolworths all the time. “It seems I’m forever dodging someone around the town centre.” Ms Alexander was walking from Woolworths to the Newsagent when two bike riders came around the corner and nearly bundled her over. They missed, however, but a few seconds later a skater came flying round the corner and hit her with full-frontal impact. “My shoulders and chest hurt straight away, but I didn’t fall to the ground. “It was later when I went home that I began to feel acute pain.” To the skater’s credit, she said, the 13-year-old boy apologised multiple times and asked her if she was alright. She said the problem lay not with the teen himself; the problem was a larger fundamental lacking of road-rule knowledge in town. “I’m sick of it - not just this incident, there’s kids running all over the roads, riding bikes with no helmets. “They have no road-sense.” Acting Town Administrator Julie Bryce said it was up to children’s parents to warn their kids. “This kind of thing happens all the time - kids with skateboards running into people with prams, and things like that. “Parents have to talk to their children so they become aware of the consequences before someone gets seriously hurt.” There are already signs around the town centre forbidding bike riders from zooming around there, but Ms Alexander said they’re up too high, and they don’t include skateboarders. More has to be done by the Nhulunbuy Corporation and the Police, she said, including the possibility of dishing out fines to offenders.

Local mother Jess Alexander was recently involved in a collision with a skateboarder which forced her to take weeks off work.


‘Greedy’ hunters taking too many turtles TRADITIONAL Owners have blasted “greedy and irresponsible” hunters who have been killing sea turtles out of line with traditional Yolngu protocol. Leaders at Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporations have voiced their concerns that a few Yolngu hunters have been taking too many miyapunu (turtles) for themselves. They have also said these rogue hunters have been creating an imbalance in turtle populations by catching turtles nesting on beaches, rather than hunting them out at sea with a harpoon - the traditional way to hunt turtle. Managing Director of Dhimurru Djami Marika said the male turtle population would be in trouble if the females were all taken from the beach. “Traditional way is to go out on the water and get the male turtle. “They’re taking the nesting turtles away from the area.” Dhimurru Chief Executive Officer Steve Roeger said taking nesting turtles away was a triple-whammy. “You’re not only taking the nesting turtle away, you’re taking away

all of that breeding activity. “They’re not getting a chance to lay. “It’s interrupting an important cycle.” Mr Marika said people were not listening to their calls to stop this type of “slack” hunting. “People are not listening to our words. “They ignore, they don’t want to listen or they are only interested in what they want right now. “Going and picking up a turtle is not the traditional way.” For Yolngu, there is no bag limit for hunting turtle, so a traditional honour system comes into play. “The man who hunts a turtle in the sea, with a djambatj (harpoon), and brings him back to family, that’s the traditional way,” Mr Marika said. “That’s in the songlines - and that person is highly respected. “The others we don’t call hunter - they don’t get any respect. “They’re greedy and irresponsible - and it’s not the Yolngu way.” Although Dhimurru is concerned about sustainability of turtles for the future, they said at current,

Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation’s Managing Director Djami Marika and Chief Executive Officer Steve Roeger hold up their International Sea Turtle Society Champion’s Award from 2009. local turtle populations were still abundant. Mr Roeger said there was no evidence to say that local populations

were diminishing. “In fact, we’re seeing really healthy, strong nesting activity right now.”

Mr Marika pleaded with his people to just take one or two turtles each time they go hunting, rather than six seven or eight.

Walker calls for ‘latest’ Gas2Gove deal details MEMBER for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker has called for details of the latest gas offer to Gove to be revealed. Federal Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane told a meeting in Nhulunbuy on Monday, September 30, that there was 300 petajoules of gas available to keep the Rio Tinto alumina refinery operating, but did not reveal where the gas would come from or how much it would

cost. “While details of the offer are unclear at this stage, I welcome the Federal Government’s announcement there are 300 petajoules of gas available,” Ms Walker said. “To reassure workers and families in Nhulunbuy it would be helpful if more details were provided. “I would ask that all of the details of the offer be provided in confidence to the

Northern Territory Parliament Sessional Committee on the Northern Territory’s Energy Future as part of their inquiry.” Ms Walker said there was still work to be done by the Federal Government, Territory Government and Rio Tinto but the company has indicated previously it would be at the table to negotiate a commercial deal. “I welcome Minister

McFarlane and the Chief Minister’s visit to Nhulunbuy and I invite them to re-visit our community to update us on negotiations during this very difficult time.” Details including where the gas would be drawn from and the price of any available gas are yet to come to light. Rio Tinto have as yet made no statement in response to Mr MacFarlane’s announcement.

More power to the people ONE of the last unpowered spots of Nhulunbuy’s Industrial area is soon to be lit up, with new powerlines being installed last week. The job, which cost businesses on Fincham Close $350,000, has meant the area will now be connected to a reticulated energy supply. President of the East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce David Suter said the improvement would make the area more-productive and more-enticing for new local businesses to move into the area. “I think there are a number of companies who will be looking to move there once there’s power.” He said the investment by the companies that chipped in for the works, including Arnhem Land Pest Control, Deltareef, Telecom Tim, Rio Tinto and Scott Chapman, showed a large financial commitment to the future of the town. The next step would be paving the dirt road down there, he said.


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Electrical workers Tom ‘Spice’ Bretherton and Jimmy Enguell setting up new powerlines in Nhulunbuy’s Industrial estate. “We’re hoping to further discussions with Nhulunbuy Corporation and Rio Tinto about bitumising the road, as they have done for the rest of Industrial.” The company who undertook the works was

specialist powerline building company MG Electrical, who were on the job every day from early last week. Worker Tom ‘Spice’ Bretherton said it was hot work under the East Arnhem sun.

“In the mornings it was brutal, but it slowed off as the days went on.” The crew installed the poles, wiring and infrastructure to get the last strip of Industrial powered up and ready for the future.

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LEFT: SAVING LOCAL HISTORY: Mulka Project Cultural Creator Bengitj Mununggurr and Cultural Director Randjupi Mununggurr standing in front of the Munuyuku and Warramiri Clans Bark Paintings. RIGHT: Bark cutting, circa 1963. Photo courtesy: The Mulka Project. A YIRRKALA arts project has been to help provide a greater understanding of offered a grant to help preserve important where each piece comes from. heritage of the region. “Ultimately, this will help us give visitors The Northern Territory Government a better understanding of Yolngu culture.” Minister for Arts and Museums Matt have announced they will contribute $34,139 to the community’s Yolngu Cul- Conlan said this funding would assist in tural Museum - run by the Mulka Project, the preservation of community owned and based in Yirrkala Arts Centre. nationally significant heritage collections. “If we don’t take the time to invest in The funding will go towards upgrading the museum’s storage facilities, displays preserving our history now, it could be lost and interpretive information (both mate- forever. “I know this funding will be a welcome rial culture and digital archives). Bec Charlesworth from the Mulka boost to the many volunteers and staff who Project said some of the funding would make an outstanding contribution to our go towards upgrading information of community through the preservation of our the 500-odd bark paintings housed at the nation’s treasures.” The Regional Museums Grant Supcentre. She said written information taken port Program is an initiative of the NT from local Yolngu knowledge will soon be Government to support the development made to accompany the barks, and will be of a confident culture that showcases and properly displayed alongside the pieces, celebrates our rich arts and heritage.

Skatepark vandals wrecking it for others A SELECT few vandals and hoons are making the majority of youth who use the skatepark look bad, say teenagers of the region. Last Thursday night, Nhulunbuy’s skatepark was subjected to vandalism, with concrete benches smashed into pieces and the water cooler, which was only installed a couple of months ago, attacked and dented. The park was built by funds raised majorly by local Eva Cantrell, and kids say it’s an huge asset to their lives in this remote region. As it occurred in the middle of school holidays, all kids who use the park get involved in taking the blame, 13-year-old Matthew Wolfaardt said. “Apart from this park, we don’t have many places to hang out except for at our houses, and our friends’ houses. “It’s pretty sad that they’ve done this. “Eva raised the money to build this park so people have somewhere to ride, rather than them going downtown and mucking it up.” Concerns have recently been raised about skaters being involved in accidents around the town square, highlighting the need for the skatepark to be kept in good nick. Acting Town Administrator Julie Bryce said the select few were spoiling it for the others. “I don’t think it’s the kids who use the skatepark that are doing it; it’s the ones who aren’t.” Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said along with Ms Cantrell, the Corporation had done a huge job in maintaining the skatepark, and it was disappointing that people had not respected these efforts. “It would be really disappointing to find out it had been teenagers causing this damage.” Police have urged anyone who may have seen something happening around the skate park late last Thursday night to contact the station (8987 1333). Nhulunbuy Corporation said they planned to repair the damage made at the park, and are considering installing security cameras to prevent future attacks.

Local students Matthew Wolfaardt, 13, and Teneka Solar, 16, at the site of recent vandalism at the skatepark.


Rise in cases of gastro: Keep hands clean EAST Arnhem residents have been urged to keep their hands clean, following a notable rise in gastroenteritis cases across the Northern Territory. Dr Peter Markey from the Centre for Disease Control explained that there has been an increase in gastroenteritis or ‘gastro’ cases in recent weeks. “We have seen several clusters of viral gastroenteritis caused by norovirus - this can be very infectious so it is timely for us to remind everyone to be thorough in their hygiene practices. “The best way to avoid any bugs doing the rounds is regular hand washing with soap and water and drying hands with paper towel after going to the toilet, and before preparing food. “Store foods at their recommended temperatures, and if you’re sick, don’t prepare food for others.”

Gastroenteritis is an illness caused by infection and/or inflammation of the digestive tract. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and/or stomach cramps. “Although the symptoms might only last for 24 hours, it can make you feel pretty lousy for that period.” Children with diarrhoea who vomit or refuse extra fluids should see a doctor. Food handling staff who have become ill with symptoms of gastro must not return to work until 48 hours after symptoms have eased. “Whether you’re at home or travelling, this is something everyone needs to be conscious of,” Dr Markey said. Those without access to water to wash hands should use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

22-year-old busted with 14kg of kava THE war on kava continues, with an On The arrest made after the Beat discovery of a stash of 14kg at Gove Airport with last Thursday night. A 2 2 - y e a r - o l d NT woman was remanded Police in custody following the bust, charged with possessing commercial quantities of the root-based drug. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said smugglers have been using new tactics to get the drug into the region which include using drug mules who don’t fit the traditional stereotype. Drug mules arrested in recent months have come from a number of cultural backgrounds not connected to the Pacific Island origins of kava. The woman arrested last week was said to be of Asian appearance. She was remanded in custody before appearing in Darwin Magistrates Court on Monday, October 7. If sold in remote communities, the kava seized would have been worth $14,000.

Woman convicted of punching paramedic A 24-YEAR-OLD woman has been handed a 12-month good behaviour bond for punching a paramedic in the face. The woman fronted court in Nhulunbuy last Wednesday, October 2, for the offence which was committed at Ski Beach in early 2012. The court heard that the offender had been drinking at a pub in Nhulunbuy before she returned home to Ski Beach and consumed another bottle of spirits. An argument about money and cigarettes ensued, during which the woman sustained injuries from a broken bottle. Paramedics were called to the scene, where the emergency services reported the woman had appeared calm. When they informed her she was to be transferred to Gove District Hospital, the patient began to call out for her husband to be present with her in the ambulance. Paramedics refused on the basis that her husband had been drinking, and the woman lashed out and assaulted one of the ambulance officers, punching him in the mouth. She was arrested and attended Nhulunbuy Police Station on March 4, 2012, where she was charged with aggravated assault. When the case finally came to a conclusion last week, the offender pleaded guilty and was given a good behaviour bond for one year and a conviction was recorded. Acting Magistrate Greg Cavanagh said although he determined the assault was not a cold-blooded attack, the court still had to make a point of protecting paramedics in the line of duty.





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Yirrkala water outage sparks hygiene concerns YIRRKALA locals couldn’t use their taps or flush their toilets for 21 hours recently, during a lengthy outage of the community’s water supply. Residents of the community have been questioning what better methods could be used to communicate outages, as they said the last one had come completely unannounced.

Local Rodney Neil said that if people had known it was going to go for that long amount of time, they would have been able to better prepare. “Nobody advised anyone, nobody told anything - there should be a better way of disseminating information to people to say the length of time it’s out for.” The main concern

when the water goes out for such an extended period of time are the hygiene risks, he said. “What do you do if you’re outside working all day and you come home and you can’t have a shower? “You’re stuffed.” A n o t h e r Yi r r k a l a resident Craig Fulton said not being able to flush the toilet was the worst. “We have three kids,

we’re all trying to use the same toilet, and we were just not prepared for a whole day of no running water. “We just had no way of knowing how long it was going to last for. “It helped you appreciate running water - I said

to the kids, ‘there are some countries where it’s like this all the time’.” Company Power and Water are responsible for maintaining and delivering water to the community, and repairs to water supplies are contracted out to local

c o m p a n y, M a n f i e l d Colair. Power and Water ’s General Manager of Remote Operations Jim Bamber said there have been some issues with water supply in Yirrkala due to maintenance issues with bores. “There are two bores that supply the township and when supply from one is interrupted, the second one is generally sufficient to meet demand. “When supply from the first bore was interrupted recently the second bore was unable to meet the high demand for water at the time. “Interruption to supply was approximately 12

hours for the majority of residents with some experiencing longer interruption or substantially reduced supply. “The differing elevations in the area impacted on the supply particularly to the lower areas.” Power and Water have encouraged residents to report supply issues and leaks on its after hours and emergency phone number (1800 245 090). The number is also promoted each year during cyclone season awareness and safety campaigns. Power and Water assets within the community have a sign on the gate with the number to call.

this was just the second croc they’d pulled out of local waters this year. “The other one was probably feistier. “This one’s pretty knackered because it had been there for a couple of days, so it’s really tired.” He said the hardest thing about moving them from the traps was trying to avoid getting bitten. “They shake their heads

around and they can break your bones.” The crocodile move was also attended by local Traditional Owner, Gumatj man Malati Yunupingu, whose totem is the crocodile. He said he had been checking on the croc as it sat in the trap for the last couple of days. “I been pouring water on him, looking after the thing.”

The rangers had also been making sure the crocodile had been kept comfortable from the heat while it was waiting to be moved. Mr Papple, who has years of experience in dealing with crocs, said the removal of this young crocodile did not mean there would not be more coming in to the Buffalo Creek area. “Every croc you take out means another one will come in - they are moving up and down the coast all the time.” Some believe this crocodile was the beast seen stalking Town Beach for a number of weeks, leading the Surf Club to recently cancel Nippers meets from being held on the beach. The NT Surf Lifesaving Championships were held at the same beach in the last weekend of September.

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ABOVE: Croc in a Buffalo Creek trap, before being moved. RIGHT: Measuring the croc’s snout. BELOW: Dhimurru staff get ready to transport the crocodile. << From Page 1 They then bravely picked up the beast, and carted him over to the back of their vehicle, where they covered him in shade cloth and poured water on him to keep him cool. The group then delivered their deadly cargo on to the croc farm out past Ski Beach. Ranger Mr Lacey said


Caution urged after stingers strike ON the popularity scale they’re up there with mosquitos and midges, but these sea-bound critters can pack more of a deadly punch. Stinger Season has officially opened in the Top End, and East Arnhem residents have been urged to take the warnings seriously, as there have already been a couple of stings registered in the region. A surf lifesaver was stung during the NT Surf Lifesaving Titles held at Town Beach in late September, and a couple of others have reportedly suffered a sting as well. Acting Minister for Health Peter Styles has urged people to be careful around sea water. “Stingers, or box jellyfish, can be found in our sea waters at any time, but from now until the end of May next year they will be at their peak and more prevalent in shallow water. “As the weather has begun to heat up, the humidity is increasing and the warmer sea waters will see

stingers start to populate our coastal waters. “It’s a warning given each year but one that we must be vigilant with as we have many visitors and new people coming to live here who might not be aware of the danger.” Each year about 40 people attend Top End health facilities as a Gove Surf Life Saver Tony Kelly pulled this stinger out of a net during the NT result of stingers. People launching Surf Titles at Town Beach on September 28. WHAT TO DO IF STUNG An adult box jellyfish can have boats or other water craft If someone does get stung: have been urged to be particularly 40 or more tentacles, each up to two • Call for help (000). metres in length and loaded with vigilant. • Douse the area with plenty of “Box jellyfish prefer calm con- venom that causes excruciating vinegar if you have it. ditions so are often at the water’s pain and which can attack the heart • If any tentacles are on the skin edge, as well as in tidal creeks and and even cause death. you can pull them off (the skin on Residents are asked that if they around boat ramps,” Mr Styles said. your fingers is thicker so only minor “Young children are at the most do have to get in the water, to cover stings may occur). at risk of a severe injury or even up with a stinger suit or a shirt and • Take the person to the hospital. death and should be kept out of the long trousers, however make sure • If they are really unwell you water at all times - even paddling they are not too loose as jellyfish may have to do CPR or call an at the water’s edge is not safe for can become trapped between the ambulance. material and the skin. them.” ADVERTORIAL

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Coalition’s axe aimed at regional Australia

Sunrise over Town Beach. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

WEEKLY Every Wednesday. Barefoot Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm, followed by Karaoke. Every Wednesday. Open Mic Wednesdays Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Every Thursday. Badge Draw, Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm, followed by Karaoke. Every Friday. TGIF Weekly Draw, in the Walkabout Tavern from 4.30pm, prizes drawn at 6.30pm. Every Friday. Jag the Joker, Arnhem Club, tickets from 5-6pm, draw 6-9pm. Every Friday & Saturday. Double Trouble live in the Beer Garden, 9pm-3am @ The Arnhem Club. Every Friday & Saturday. DJ Wil.K The Baddist, live in The Jam, 9pm 'til late - Walkabout Tavern. Every Saturday. Goose Club (tickets on sale from 11.30am), and Jam Session from 1pm at the Arnhem Club. Every Monday. Trivia at the Arnhem Club, from 6-8pm. Every Tuesday. Pool Comp at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm.

OCTOBER Sat 12. ALP Nhulunbuy Yirrkala Branch AGM, 10.30am at The Arnhem Club. Sun 13. Walngawu Djakamirri Surf Life Saving Club AGM, at 1424-1425 Arnhem Rd. Enquiries 0427 158 693. Sat 12 - Sun 13. Miwatj HLS Under 15s Talent Carnival, Hindle Oval. Sun 13. The Arnhem Club AGM, 10am at The Arnhem Club. Tue 15. - Wed 16. 2013 Healthy Lifestyle Tennis Camp, Gove Tennis. Info: Sat 19. Octoberfest, Gove Country Golf Club. 7pm. $30 includes entertainment and FREE stein. Info: (8987 3191). Sat 19. Gove Film Society screening - Territory movie, On Tour and Lookin' For A Feed (featuring Q and A session with director Phil O'Brien). 4C's Community Centre, Arnhem Rd. Doors and bar open 7pm, movie starts 8pm. More info: (0408 141 435). Sat 19. Open Race, Nhulunbuy Speedway, races start at 7.30pm.

THE new Coalition Government has reinforced its historical neglect of regional Australia by announcing it will axe the Department of Regional Australia. They are repeat offenders in this. Whether it was Robert Menzies who scrapped Chifley’s cooperative regionalism program, Malcolm Fraser who obliterated Whitlam’s Department of Urban and Regional Development, or John Howard who took the axe to that same department after the Hawke-Keating

governments committed to rebuilding it, the Coalition has a lamentable record. It means that all of us in the great regions around the nation will now need to steel ourselves for a battle to secure the support and funding required to ensure economic and social cohesion outside the capital cities. It already appears clear that the Coalition will also not honour funding for 103 projects across regional Australia with a combined project value of more than $1 billion, which I signed off on as Minister but for

which contracts were not concluded before the election. This included projects pegged for the East Arnhem region such as a water supply for Gunyangara Oval, an upgrade for the oval lights in Yirrkala and a new bus and taxi rank in Yirrkala. To throw regional needs and priorities like these into the mix of a super-sized government department is clear evidence of the Coalition’s apathy towards regional Australia. After promising the National Press Club just

weeks ago that regional development would be at the forefront of the Coalition’s policy agenda, Nationals Leader Warren Truss has yet again been rolled by the Liberal Party. If the Nationals cannot stand up for regional Australians, who can they stand up for? Just as Prime Minister Abbott has dissolved the department responsible for foreign aid, split small business across departments, paid lip service only to disability and aged care and abolished the regional

Commonwealth assures gas ‘available’ FEDERAL Industry Minister Ian MacFarlane’s visit to Nhulunbuy on Monday, September 30, to announce that the Commonwealth has found 300PJs of gas which is “available”, was welcome news but news which was also greeted cautiously. There was no revelation as to where the gas is coming from (other than it’s in the Territory), when that might be and at what cost. Given that Ian MacFarlane advised he wanted the community to hear this news first from him meant presumably that Rio Tinto had not been briefed on this “available” gas. Interestingly, he also told the meeting that he had only briefed Chief Minister Adam Giles in the car on the trip from

Gove Airport to on arrival at Gove in the backseat of a the Town Hall. car from his Federal Ye s , u n a n colleague? nounced, Adam Giles slipped While the aninto Nhulunbuy nouncement last Monday doesn’t do via charter plane much to relieve the for the second uncertainty, at least time in less than Electoral News a week. 60 or so local people by NT Member for Nhulunbuy At this point, got to hear first-hand LYNNE WALKER I don’t think I what the Territory was the only one in the Town and Federal governments are Hall who started to think how is doing to try and resolve this it that the new federal minister, issue. Importantly, many of those two weeks into the job, can pull off what the Chief Minister present, including me, also took has been unable to do in two the opportunity to tell Ian Macmonths since he reneged on the Farlane and Adam Giles just how much the community was Gas-to-Gove deal on July 26? And how is it that the Chief hurting and how disappointing it Minister of the Northern Terri- has been that the Chief Minister tory gets a 10-minute briefing has not travelled to Nhulunbuy

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to address a broader community meeting. His response that there were 230,000 people in the Territory and that he couldn’t meet with everybody, as well as telling us that he hadn’t been invited, wasn’t a satisfactory response. Without doubt this subject will once again come up in NT parliamentary sittings in the next fortnight but nobody expects any resolution in the near future. IN the meantime, there are very real leadership tensions in the CLP government, with calls for Adam Giles - with his autocratic leadership style and poor handling of issues including the Gove crisis - to step aside and for Terry Mills to return to the top job.

IN a day in the life of a Nhulunbuy Police Officer, you never know what scaly situations are going to come your way. Pictured here, Senior Sergeant Erica Sims was treated to an up close and personal visit by an unusual offender down in Yirrkala; a Frill-Necked lizard. Erica spotted the rare creature in the workshop carpark of Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation. The curious lizard then took a fancy to her leg, she said. “He decided that my leg must have looked attractive, and he literally ran up it.” The lizard jumped off before she had to use police force, she said. This quirky photo has put Erica into the running for September’s Photo of the Month. The 12 Photos of the Month will be announced around the end of the year, and the winners will be exhibited at a location around town (soon to be named). To be in with a grin, get your photos in to editor@

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department, his message is very clear. If you’re not front and centre, you won’t be heard under Prime Minister Abbott. Catherine King MP (pictured above), Acting Shadow Minister for Regional Australia.

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Rocktober Rock Quiz: How’s your rock ’n roll knowledge?

Giant cats go to the dogs in West Arnhem

6. Who was greeted in the opening line of Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence? 7. What year did Bon Scott die? 8. Who are Adelaide’s mostacclaimed hip-hop crew? 9. Name the Aussie band that brought us Sounds of Then. 10. Who played the main character, Sammy, in Richard Lowenstein’s Hostess with the mostess for Rock Quiz 2013, Alicia ‘Leash’ 80s cult film Dogs in Space? Did you get 10 out of 10? Scobie. Better get your tickets to Rock Quiz then! Find a team of six and contact Gove FM (8987 1500) for ticketing info.

This week’s answers Michael Hutchinson 01 Gangajan9 g Hilltop Hoods 8 1980 7 Darkness 6 Jim Morrison 5 George Young 4 Eminem 3 Bob Geldof 2 Carl Perkins 1

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IN just a few weeks, Gove’s rock’n’roll gurus will be forced out of hiding and into competition for the popular Gove FM RockQuiz, which hits the Town Hall on November 2. In the build-up to the big night, from now until then the Arafura Times is giving punters a chance to hone their skills, and expand their rocktionarys with some weekly music mindbenders. ROCK QUIZ ROUND 2: 1. Blues Suede Shoes was a song written and originally performed by who? 2. Who starred as Pink in Pink Floyd’s movie The Wall? 3. Who is Marshall Bruce Mathers the Third better known as? 4. Who is Angus and Malcolm’s brother? 5. Who is named the Lizard King?

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Article written by and republished with permission from Wendy Syfret of VICE Magazine. THE animals in West Arnhem Land tend to be bigger and stranger than wildlife elsewhere, so when reports emerged in June that hundreds of feral cats, reportedly weighing up to 20kg, were roaming around and tearing apart anything smaller and less mean than them, it wasn’t exactly a shock. But it is a problem - the cats are growing bigger and bigger and killing so many small critters, they’re damaging the biodiversity of the ecosystem. Director of terrestrial ecosystems for the Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management Graeme Gillespie didn’t seem terribly worried about the size of the cats when I called him - he said they weren’t really much bigger than the biggest domestic cats - but he acknowledged there was a problem. “Even a small cat will eat several birds, reptiles, or mammals in a 24-hour period,” he said. “So you do the math on that, one cat might be eating 2000 animals a year.” Georgia Vallance, a researcher who has seen the stomachs of these cats cut open for analysis, agreed. “The amount of animals inside these cats is staggering,” she said. “One that was culled had the remains of two sugar gliders, a velvet gecko, a bird and some insects - that’s just one cat, over one day.” Tracking and studying the massive felines is much harder than you’d think, given their size. “They’re very secretive, very cryptic, they’re solitary animals and mostly nocturnal,” Graeme explained.

“They’re very hard to trap, and if you trap a feral cat once, that cat will remember it and avoid traps in the future.” So, following what might be described as basic Warner Bros. cartoon logic, the scientists are bringing in dogs. Chairman of the Warddeken ranger group in West Arnhem Land, Dean Yirbarbuk, told a local news website that the canines “specialise in cats”. “They chase the cats, they catch them in the tree so we can tranquilise them or catch them somehow, so we put a radio collar on them and track them with a beacon.” Graeme stressed that these cattrapping dogs needed to be the best of the best. “Not all dogs can do it,” he said. “Certain breeds of dogs can do it, and certain individual dogs within those breeds can do this. “You might train three or four dogs, and only one of them works, so it’s quite specialised.” I asked him if there weren’t more sophisticated ways to kill a cat - can’t you use drones for this? He reminded me that canines were bred over thousands of years to hunt like this. “They’ve got a sense of smell and a sense of taste that is more than 100,000 times more powerful than ours, so they can follow tracks extremely effectively.” The project has been met with universal enthusiasm, not only as an ingenious way to tackle an environmental concern, but also as a showdown between two of history’s greatest rivals.

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SLEEP OUT FOR CHARITY: swagtober, thursday, oct. 5


CAMPING out on the green grass of the Surf Club doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend the school holidays - especially when it was for a worthy cause. That’s what a bunch of local kids did last week, for charity event Swagtober, on Thursday, October 5. The sleep-out was organised to raise awareness of homelessness in Australia, and raise funds to purchase swags to help give some shelter to those less fortunate. LEFT: Louane Venter, Jordi Ritchie-Clark, Lili Greenslade and Chante Venter. RIGHT: Organisers of Swagtober, Year 12 students Maddi Barnett and Keely Lobenwein.

Tegan Stiff (back) with Lara and Tahli Stimpson.

Tallis Naughton and Mac Barnett.

Lily Lobenwein and Molly Osborne.


Organisers Russell Bailey and Pat Mayer with Nearest to Pin winner, Graeme Rice (centre).

Nearest to Pin winner, Johnny Rika (centre).

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THERE were plenty of great prizes up for grabs at Gove Country Golf Club last Sunday, at the presentations for the Green Jacket Day event for 2013. Organisers Russell Bailey and Pat Mayer handed out various prizes including eskis, golf clubs and hats to players for their efforts in getting Nearest to the Pin and the Longest Drive, as well as the main awards for winning the competition. Pictured here are a few of the victors. Results and more photos, page 18.>>

Nearest to Pin winner Tim Wallwork (centre).


Long Drive winner, Bob Akapita (centre).

Nearest to Pin and Long Drive winner, Nick Twomey (centre).



ENGINES were roaring and spirits were soaring when racers took to the track for Nhulunbuy Speedway last Saturday night. But not all the action was down on the track; there was plenty of family fun being had by the locals who set up camp on the hill and cracked a few beers to watch the proceedings. Results and photos from the on track action, page 19. >>

ABOVE LEFT: Brad and Levina Smith. ABOVE: Tracy and Tony Bennett. ABOVE RIGHT: Kasey Irvine, Chris Putland and Sarah Mitchell. LEFT: Lincoln, Andrew and Talea Stevens. BELOW: Ken, Lilly, Mel and Lyn. ABOVE: SPEEDWAY BURGER BUNCH: Rose Becker, Sally Naughton, Sean ‘Ocker’ O’Connor, Olivia Lynch and Layna Busch. BELOW: Cassie Duykers and Paul Grover.

ABOVE: Newlyweds Svetlana and Boris Murphy. BELOW: Kelly, Jarvis and Jeff Murray.

Jasper, Dave and Donna Jakupec.

Kirsty, Megan, Blake, Shelby and Glenn.

Marlin Jameson and Nuka Paea.

Shaeley, Matt and Zarley Gronn.

Matilda, Matt, Kirsty and Link Waters.

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6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 Catalyst 1:00 Midsomer Murders 2:30 At The Movies 3:00 Football: NTFL 5:05 Human Planet 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: The Little Brother - While Lane is spending time at home making peace with himself over his dismissal, Esther introduces him to Margaret Kirby, a friend from book club who is looking for her missing brother, Peter. 8:30 Whitechapel 9:20 Kingdom: DI Chandler and DS Miles investigate another bizarre murder in Whitechapel. As the killer’s macabre methods become clearer, Chandler is faced with a sinister 16th century precedent. 10:05 Waking The Dead: Conviction Part 2 11:00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Eddie Izzard 11:25 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 11:00 Antiques Roadshow 11:30 The Middle 12:00 Business Agenda Sa 12:30 Movie: “Rio Bravo” (PG) 3:30 Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human And Horse 4:00 The Garden Gurus 4:30 National News 5:00 Getaway: Tonight on Getaway guest reporter Jamie Durie continues his magnificent European River Cruise along the Danube, he makes a detour to visit the pretty town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic and travels the Main River into Germany. 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 TBA 9:30 TBA 1:35 Movie: “The Man With Two Brains” (M s) - Steve Martin stars as a madcap brain surgeon who marries a beautiful but coldhearted nymphomaniac but later falls in love with the brain of a young lady who has everything he desires except a body. 3:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Brand Developers 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 10:30 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2013 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender: Dean Miller and his team cover the length and breadth of Queensland with great suggestions for weekends, short breaks and holidays. 5:30 Seven News 6:00 The Neighbors 6:30 TBA 12:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Beat Your Heart Out 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Special: Wildest Africa - Award-winning producer/presenter GREG GRAINGER hosts this gripping documentary which features all of the many diverse creatures that roam much of Africa, from the big cats, elephants and giraffes, through to the highly endangered species such as the black rhinoceros and wild dog. 2:00 Auction Squad 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Verdi Requiem 2:40 Le Rendez-Vous 3:10 The Chopin Etudes 3:20 Art Of The Night 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Tour Of Beijing Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Destination Flavour: Japan Bitesize 7:35 24/7 Wild 8:35 First Crossings: Open Bay Islands 9:30 Movie: “Margot At The Wedding” (M l,s) - Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of trashed relationships and exposed family secrets. 11:15 Movie: “Private Eye” (MAV a,v) - In Korean and Japanese. Set in Japanese-occupied Korea at the start of the 20th century, a private investigator is assigned the case of tracking down the killer of a government minister’s son, but has to contend with bumbling police, an old-school newspaper editor and a travelling circus. 1:15 Shameless 3:10 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 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Shamwari: A Wild Life 2:00 Janet Laurence: The Life World 2:30 Opera Australia: Carmen On The Harbour 5:00 Midsomer Murders: Last Year’s Model 6:30 Compass: Mary & Mohammad 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Kakadu 8:30 Serangoon Road 9:30 Buckskin 10:30 TBA 11:30 Movie: “The Thomas Crown Affair” (M v) Thomas Crown, an eccentric young Boston millionaire, plans and executes bank robberies as a protest against ‘the system’. 1:10 Movie: “Family Plot” (PG) - When a wealthy woman hires a phoney psychic and a con man to find her missing heir, the results are diabolical, deadly, and laugh out loud funny. 3:05 Something In The Water 4:05 The New Inventors 4:35 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Collectors: Japanese

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Australian Fishing Championships 12:00 The NRL One Community Awards 12:30 Movie: “Police Academy 3: Back In Training” (PG) 2:15 Australia’s Got Talent 4:00 Deepwater 4:30 Reel Action 5:00 RBT 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 Australia’s Got Talent 7:45 60 Minutes 8:45 TBA 11:30 Prime Suspect: Pilot - A sceptical female detective has to make her way through the ranks of a New York City Police Department dominated by male sexism. 12:30 Financial Review Sunday 1:00 What Would You Do? 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

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5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 ADbc 2:00 Netball Test Match: Australia Vs New Zealand 3:00 Al Jazeera News 3:30 ADbc 4:00 National Road Series 2013 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Living Black 5:30 Tour Of Beijing Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Lost Kingdoms Of South America - Lands Of Gold 8:30 The Observer Effect 9:30 Life In A Day - For this ground-breaking user-generated project, Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald teamed up with YouTube and executive producer brothers Ridley Scott and now the late Tony Scott to create a documentary shot in a single day – 24th July, 2010 - from thousands of hours of footage submitted by people from all over the world. 11:15 Monster Moves - Tall Towers 12:15 Movie: “Vitus” (PG) - A spirited and uplifting drama about a child prodigy’s struggle to shake the burden of being a genius and live a normal childhood. Vitus is a young boy who is a prodigy pianist with ambitious parents, but he wants to follow his own star. 2:25 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 As Time Goes By 1:00 Midsomer Murders 2:35 Choccywoccydoodah 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 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 Dalziel And Pascoe 1:10 Movie: “The Big Country” (PG) - A New Englander arrives in the far West where he becomes involved in a feud between two families over a valuable piece of land called Big Muddy. 3:50 Movie: “Mexican Spitfire” (G) A Mexican entertainer elopes with a young businessman but the man’s former wife tries to break up the marriage. 5:00 Family, Later On 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 8:00 TBA 10:00 Two And A Half Men: Run, Steven Staven! Run! 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Paint It, Pierce It Or Plug It 11:00 Two And A Half Men: Advantage: Fat, Flying Baby 11:30 Nikita: With Fire - Ari seeks help from Division and Nikita and Michael are stunned when Ryan considers it. Sean is jealous of Alex and Owen’s relationship. 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 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 TBA 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 The X Factor Live 8:10 The Blacklist 9:10 Scandal 10:10 Mistresses 11:05 30 Rock: My Whole Life Is Thunder - Jenna is furious at Liz for stealing her wedding thunder. Jack devises an elaborate plan to avoid disappointing his mother while Tracy tried to cheer up Kenneth. 11:30 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 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 God In America 2:05 Inside Natures Giants 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 National Road Series 2013 5:30 Tour Of Beijing Daily Highlights 6:00 Tracks And Trails 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Destination Flavour: Japan Bitesize 7:35 Storm City: Wind 8:30 What Makes Us Human? 9:30 Legally Brown 10:00 The Jeselnik Offensive 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Community: Environmental Science - Follows a group of misfits at a community college in Greendale, Colorado. This episode, Jeff is nominated by his fellow classmates to discuss the amount of homework they are assigned with Señor Chang, while Troy and Abed lose their subject for a biology experiment. 11:55 Shorts On Screen: Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too 12:30 Kill Arman 2:30 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 1:00 Q&A 2:00 The History Of Safari With Richard E. Grant 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Revisited 6:55 Australian Encounters 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 David Attenborough’s First Life: Conquest 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Artscape 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Outcasts 1:35 Thorne: Scaredy Cat 2:10 Baker Boys: Inside The Surge 3:30 Basketball: WNBL: Round 2 - Logan Vs Melbourne 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 7:30 TBA 8:00 Big School: Miss Postern warns the other teachers to be careful around troubled student Josh, who’s mother has run off and divorced his father. Mr Church is fired from the job as theatre critic for the school, and so Miss Postern has to watch Mrs Klebb’s production of “Juliet & Romeo”, taking Josh’s dad with her. Could Mr Church be... jealous? 8:30 Come Fly With Me 9:00 TBA 11:15 Nothing Trivial 12:15 Extra 12:45 Nine Presents 1:00 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: “A Good Murder” (M v,s,l) 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 Dancing With The Stars 9:00 TBA 11:00 Go On: Double Down - Ryan, still pained from the breakup with Simone, backslides into his old gambling habit, though sternly warned by Lauren to steer clear. But when he receives the life insurance check for his deceased wife, it’s more than he can bear and he starts making bets on anything and everything. 11:30 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 12:00 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Celtic Woman: Believe 2:45 Aashpordha 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Tour Of Beijing Daily Highlights 6:00 Pagans And Pilgrims 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Celia Imrie - Actress Celia Imrie knows that she comes from a long line of aristocrats on her mother’s side, but has always resisted finding out any more about her illustrious heritage; her fear is that they will turn out to be privileged and boring, but she is quickly proved very wrong. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Masters Of Sex: Race To Space 12:00 Prisoners Of War: Happy Birthday - Talia has a break down while Nimrode is out partying. Uri and Nurit try to bridge the gap formed by the past 17 years. After meeting Yinon, and trying to put the past behind her, Yael packs up all of Amiel’s things and puts them in storage. 1:00 Love Ect. / 2:45 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 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 The Jonathon Ross Show 2:45 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Revisited 6:50 The Checkout 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Tractor Monkeys: TV - More than almost anything else, television has shaped our imaginations over the last 60 years. 8:30 Gruen Planet 9:05 Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery: John Safran 9:35 Would I Lie To You? 10:05 Please Like Me: Horrible Sandwiches 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Spooks 12:35 Taggart: Silent Truth 1:25 Movie: “The High And The Mighty” (PG) 3:50 Movie: “Unknown World” (PG) 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother: Check out all the fun and action from the housemates this week in Big Brother’s new Twisted House. 8:00 Hostages: Power Of Persuasion - Duncan threatens Ellen that she must convince the President to keep her on as his surgeon after he decides to go with another doctor, or there will be consequences. Also, Ellen meets Duncan’s daughter and gains insight into his life. 9:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00 Political Animals 12:00 20/20 1:00 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: “Seeds Of Deception” (M a) 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D 8:00 TBA 10:00 The Mole - The Mole is a game of deceit and secrets are closely guarded. But this next challenge could unravel the contestants’ hard work. Shura reveals they will get the chance to interrogate each other - and use a lie detector test. 11:30 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

7:00 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 Tour Of Beijing Daily Highlights 6:00 Pagans And Pilgrims 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Monster Jellyfish 8:30 24 Hours In Emergency: Reality Check 9:30 Prisoners Of War: Little Lies 10:25 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “To Paint Or Make Love” (MA n,s) - In French. An affluent, middle-aged couple’s uneventful lives are forever changed when they move into an isolated house in the country and befriend an eccentric, younger couple. 12:45 Movie: “Could This Be Love?” (PG) - In French. Wealthy businessman Lucas becomes smitten with Elsa, the artist he’s hired to make a floor mosaic in the lobby of his company headquarters. Still traumatised by the effect of a previous relationship, he assigns his gadget-obsessed head of security, Roland, to spy on her and record her every move. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 169

Your  Lucky 



Stars  

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) A long discussion with a friend may create more questions than answers. A simplistic solution won’t work. You will need to put a lot of effort into solving this. Romance. Concerns from friends about your current relationship status may be over-blown. Don’t give it too much thought.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) You need a clear, straightforward answer at the moment. A vague promise will not be enough! Jot down the details. Romance. Some changes are coming up and you will have to keep a clear head to decide on the best course of action. Include your mate’s opinion in this decision too.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)


A letter addressed to someone else may be too tempting to ignore. You may wish that you had left it alone, however! Romance. A fleeting encounter with a person born overseas will prove interesting. Be careful not to get too involved, though. Do you have energy for a long-distance relationship?

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A colleague you haven’t worked oneon-one with before seems to know you surprisingly well. Perhaps you are too closed off at work? Romance. A friend’s advice will help to get you back on track after a recent disappointment. Don’t be afraid to go out and make new acquaintances.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) A surge of energy will help you to push through an important change. Don’t stop trying until you get everything that you need. You deserve the best! Romance. Your partner will be very impressed by your positive attitude. They may begin to be more optimistic than usual and you are to thank.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You may be surprised at something that happens to you this week. Perhaps it has been destined all along. Romance. Your love-life may need some “sprucing up”. Your friend will have a suggestion which helps. Be open to their ideas as you need to do something out of your realm.


ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A full-scale clear-out will be worth the effort. Something which you find by chance could lead to a pleasant surprise. Romance. You get annoyed when your partner creates a mess and expects you to clean up after them. This week, you may have to be a little more stern and assertive.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

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Contact with your father may be helpful. However, he won’t realise how you have changed recently. Update him on all aspects of your life. Romance. You should be careful with money this week. You will soon have a much better idea of your financial situation. What is your mate’s situation?

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A long conversation will contain just one important fact. Don’t miss the “rose” hidden amongst mountains of “weeds”! In all, you need to remain optimistic. Romance. You will be surprised how willing your partner is to discuss their troubles with you. They will see you as a “sympathetic ear”.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) This will be an extremely good time for meeting new friends, provided you can avoid any misunderstandings. Be clear with who you are. Romance. You may be a little surprised with how much energy you have this week. Your positivity will be noticed immediately by your mate.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)


We become what we think about.

–Earl Nightingale


Don’t overreact. You will be surprised how forceful you can be if you are annoyed. Cool off before making any rash moves. Romance. Try not to bring up any topics which have caused problems in the past. You don’t need to avoid them forever, but this isn’t the week to dig up old dirt.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) This will be a good time to take a gamble. You will have to trust to your gut instincts, however. It is important that you know when to call it a day. Romance. Your partner will be grateful for your support through a difficult period. This may be fairly stressful for you at times, however.

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Local growers defy the odds in tough conditions IN a place where raising crops is about as easy as walking to China, a pair of local growers has shown how it can be done. Local growers Nigel and Teri Lacey have once again battled the region’s harsh climes and poor soil to open their annual dry season fresh market, the Sea-Breeze Market Garden. After a four-week run, the pair held their last sale for the season last Saturday, out on East Woody Road, selling delicious home-grown watermelons, pumpkins, chillis, tomatoes, herbs and much more. For Nigel, growing the yearly crops is a labour of love. “It’s a bit like, some people will look at you riding your pushbike in the sun and think, ‘what the hell are they doing?’ “Whereas, you get pleasure out of it. “Each to their own - I enjoy growing, and I know that if I look after my body, it will look after me as the years go down. “Teri and I are both healthy people who like enjoying a healthy life.” Nigel has been living at the property off the beach

road for 22 years. He met Teri while abroad in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, before the couple decided to settle down back in Gove. They tied the knot on Yirrkala’s Shady Beach on August 1, 2009. Part of the secret to their crop-growing success comes from the soil that Nigel makes up. He uses anything that used to be part of a living thing, including fish guts, buffalo dung, wood chips and much more, puts it together in barrels until it breaks down and becomes a healthy soil in which their crops can flourish. The weather also plays a big role in their dry season crops, he said. “We had too much overcast for the first month and a half, which made for very spindly, not-so-strong plants. “You want good sun when you first start off. “So it wasn’t a great growing season this year.” All things aside, the crops that did grow were by all reports scrumptious - but those that missed out on the run of the Market Garden for 2013 will have Local growers Teri and Nigel Lacey. to wait for the dry season next year.



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Not a moment passes that I do not miss you little man. This time, next time, EVERYTIME. Forever and always. Love you big, big. Bigger than the universe. Mummy Xxx

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Territory legends and a lost musical gem IN the 1960s, when Nhulunbuy was more an outpost than a town, Territory music legend and former NT Administrator Ted Egan was a district officer for a old mining camp in the region. It was during this time that Yolngu land-rights protests began to move into full-swing, and Mr Egan ran across a vocal young activist for the cause named Galarrwuy Yunupingu. During what would be a long-term friendship, the pair managed to cross creative paths on a number of occasions, including writing and recording a protest song called the Gurindji Blues. The song was written and sung by both Mr Egan

and Mr G Yunupingu, in relation to the struggles for land-rights by the Gurindji people near Wave Hill Station in the north-west NT. “I wrote the song, Gurindji Blues, in 1969,” Mr Egan has said. “Now, because I was a public servant I didn’t record it. “Galarrwuy did the first recording of the song and we sold 20,000 copies of it and it financed the tent embassy in Canberra for its first precarious six months or so.” The song, which features the lyrics, “Poor bugger me, Gurindji,” was about a people who had had their rights to their own land ignored. This reflected the strug-

gles of the Yolngu people in East Arnhem Land at the time. Without proper consultation with the local Yolngu population, land which had been lived on by Galarrwuy’s people for thousands of years was suddenly leased to a mining company, Nabalco (North Australian Bauxite and Alumina Company). “The local Aborigines were so disappointed that there hadn’t been a harmonious start to things, they started to resist everything Nabalco tried to do,” Mr Egan said. This resistance spurred Mr Egan to write a play in 1973, called No Need for Two Blankets. He showed it to the right people, and it was set to be launched in Sydney, at the Australian Theatre in the suburb of Newtown. He had his eye on one man for the main role. “I knew there was only one man who could do it; Galarrwuy. “He could speak both languages, and he was a good looking young man. “Although he had never been on stage before, he took to it so well.” During the theatrical run, another man pivotal to the land-rights movement turned up in Sydney

- Gurindji leader, Vincent Lingiari. Mr Lingiari, the namesake of our voting electorate, was in the city from Wave Hill to undergo treatment on his eyes. Mr Egan saw the opportunity before him, and managed to get Mr Lingiari and Galarrwuy together and into the recording studio. It was here that the trio recorded the Gurindji Blues; Mr Lingiari gave an introduction to the song while Galarrwuy sang and Mr Egan played guitar. History was written on to the vinyl. In 1975, former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam poured local sand into

Vincent Lingiari’s hands, and symbolically handed the Wave Hill station back to the Gurindji people. In 2013, Mr G Yunupingu’s Gumatj people could one day have licensing to own and operate their own mine on their own land, after signing an agreement with Rio Tinto at the Garma Festival. Mr Egan continues to travel the country playing his music and telling yarns of Australia’s important and often glossed-over modern history, including about the Gurindji Blues. To listen to Gurindji Blues, visit the Australian National Museum website, http://indigenousrights.

ABOVE: Namesake of our electorate Vincent Lingiari (right) at Wave Hill Station. BELOW: NT music legend and former NT Administrator Ted Egan. FAR LEFT: Original record sticker on Gurindji Blues.

Kakadu under threat from global warming From the resources of the Austraaian Financial Review. THE hottest days in Australia will increase in temperature by up to six degrees and higher than previously predicted sealevel rises could decimate the Northern Territory’s Kakadu wetlands, according to an international scientific report The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the science of climate change, are expected to upgrade the likelihood that man-made activity is causing global warming to 95 per cent. It is now “unequivocal” Earth has warmed since the start of the 20th century by 0.89 degrees. In contrast, in 2001 the probability of this being the case was only 66 per cent. The release of the report is set to intensify domestic political debate about the future of the carbon price scheme and the credibility of the Abbott government’s Direct Action policy in reducing emissions. A summary has been released in Stockholm. To keep temperature in-

creases below 2 degrees, the report finds global greenhouse gas emissions will need to be cut by 10 per cent a year. But there is less confidence than the last report in 2007 that global drought or hurricane activity has increased. The new report also reduces the minimum possible temperature increase from 2 degrees to 1.5 degrees if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations double. Importantly, the report responds to the slowing of temperature increases over the past decade. The slowing has been seized upon by critics of the IPCC as evidence man-made climate change is not occurring. The IPCC says the slowdown is partly explained by an increase in aerosols - fine atmospheric particles - and the storage of heat in lower levels of the ocean has slowed surface warming. It finds temperature increases will rapidly resume as a result of strict air quality measures. Further, the top-ten warmest years on record have occurred since 1997, and 2005 and 2010 were tied for the warmest year. “It will certainly show there is

no reason to think this [stabilisation] will continue,” said one of the lead authors of the report, Dr Pep Canadell of CSIRO. “Global warming will resume in the future because the loading of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has not stalled and if anything has accelerated.” The report is the fifth by the IPCC and was written by a group of 831 scientists from 85 countries. The body does not conduct its own research but provides an overview of all existing research on climate change. The summary has been approved and modified by governments. A key difference between the report in 2007 and the new version is a change in the scenarios to project future climate change. In 2007, scenarios were based on assumptions about factors driving emissions such as population growth and economic growth. All but one of the 2007 scenarios drastically underestimated the growth in emissions from China. As a result, the latest report adopts a different approach. It uses scenarios based on how

much extra energy the earth will retain as a result of human activity and the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere based on them. Under only one of the four new scenarios will it be possible to keep global warming to 2 degrees - a target agreed to by countries in 2009. This target would require an annual cut in emissions of 10 per cent. In contrast, warming above 4 degrees by 2100 is likely in the most pessimistic scenario, under which emissions continue to rise at the current rate. “In order to be able to stay under the 2 degrees the enormity of the challenge is very large,” Dr Canadell said. “It is possible. It is just what is required is very large and unless policy matches that enormity of the challenge it will be very difficult.” According to regional findings by the IPCC, temperatures have increased between 0.4 degrees and 1.25 degrees in Australia, with the most warming in the centre of the country. Over the medium-term (2046 to 2065), temperatures will increase by 2 degrees and

by 2100 they will increase by between 3 degrees and 4 degrees. The warmest daily maximum temperature is projected to increase by 5 to 6 degrees. Longer dry periods are projected in south-west Western Australia and an increase of floods and droughts is very likely in Australia’s agricultural production areas. A loss of snow in mountainous regions is also predicted. Some of the major findings in the report relate to sea-levels. It finds global sea level has risen by 19 centimetres over the last century, mainly as a result of melting ice and sea water expanding as it warms. Sea levels rose almost twice as fast from 1993 to 2010 than from 1901 to 2010. It is now at least 66 per cent certain global sea levels will rise between 0.29 and 0.82 metres higher than from 1986 to 2005; higher than predicted in 2007 when the range given was 0.18 to 0.59 metres. Glaciers and ice sheets are also melting faster; with continuing high emissions the Arctic is expected to be nearly ice-free in summer by 2050.

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NEWS Population numbers plummeted due to harsh conditions at the peak of the last Ice Age, says a new study, the Australian Geographic reports.

Ice Age struck Indigenous Australians hard A NEW study has revealed how indigenous Australians coped with the last Ice Age, roughly 20,000 years ago. Researchers say that when the climate cooled dramatically, Aboriginal groups sought refuge in well-watered areas, such as along rivers, and populations were condensed into small habitable areas. Professor Sean Ulm, lead author of the research at James Cook University in Townsville, says the vast majority of Australia was simply uninhabitable at this time. “Forests disappeared, animals went extinct; major areas of Australia would have been deprived of surface water.” How humans coped with the last Ice Age To understand how

Sean. “This indicated very limited or no use of the surrounding broader landscape.” This massive consolidation had drastic effects on the population as well. “There was likely a birth rate decline of over 60 per cent,” says Alan Williams, a PhD student at the Australian National University who worked on the study. “It would have been very ugly.” Can humans cope with climate change? Sean says the next step would ideally be to study the resulting cultural shifts, however, this may prove to be difficult given that close to one third of what was Australia at the time of the Ice Age is now underwater. “By 10,000 years ago,

Aboriginal people responded to the conditions, a team of experts from Australia, England, and Canada used the radiocarbon dates of thousands of archaeological sites to study the distribution of people across the landscape over time. The findings, published recently in The Journal of Archaeological Science, suggest that about 21,000 years ago, almost all people in Australia migrated into smaller areas, abandoning as much as 80 per cent of the continent. “In Lawn Hill Gorge in northwestern Queensland, at the coldest point of the last glacial period, all of the stone, raw materials and food remains are exclusively from the Gorge area,” says

sea levels were visibly rising, sometimes on a daily basis,” says Sean. Extreme changes in the environment continued for thousands of years, and Aboriginal life readjusted in the process. Sean says this makes it

unlikely that researchers will ever know the full societal ramifications of the Ice Age. What the study does reveal, however, is that humans have withstood massive climate change on this continent in the

past, and this might prove vital for preparing for future events. “A lot of the current climate reports that we read about in Australia... their records only go back a couple of hundred years,” says Sean.

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: Secretary Lisa Pullen P: 0418 609 807

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:

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: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha, P: 0437 141 291

Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Endeavour Room at the Captain Cook Community Centre. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268.

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

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

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

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: Stephen Wolfaardt P: 0488 082 503

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:

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

Thu 03

Fri 04

Time 0025 0714 1255 1839

Time 0121 0754 1349 1943

Time 0208 0827 1434 2032

Ht 0.87 2.30 1.33 2.39

Ht 0.81 2.46 1.14 2.53

Sat 05 Ht 0.76 2.61 0.94 2.67

Time 0250 0858 1514 2114


Ht 0.73 2.76 0.75 2.78

Sun 06

Mon 07

Tue 08

Time 0328 0929 1551 2155

Time 0405 1001 1628 2236

Time 0442 1035 1704 2317

Ht 0.73 2.89 0.59 2.86

Ht 0.76 3.00 0.46 2.88

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






Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

Tuesday 24/09







Wednesday 25/09







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

Thursday 26/09







Friday 27/09







TourDeArnhemland Contact: Des O’Sullivan P: 0418 840 957 E:

Saturday 28/09













49851 13119 47400 12474



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

Ht 0.81 3.08 0.37 2.84

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

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W/E Sep 29 W/E Sep 29 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage Monday 23/09

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 02


RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Pete McKormack P: 0447 801 141

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

Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256

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

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

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

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

Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877

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

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

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

Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Michael Stimpson P: 8987 1500 E:

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

“That’s a very short time span to base our model for future climate change on.” Sean adds that, thanks to studies like this, archaeologists may soon have the potential to extend these data sets.

Sunday 29/09 TOTAL

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

Weather details o


Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 1 #REF!#REF! #REF! Tuesday 2 30.9 19.9 NIL Wednesday 3 31.8 20.0 TCE Thursday 4 34.2 20.3 TCE Friday 5 33.2 20.6 TCE Saturday 6 32.1 17.5 NIL Sunday 7 31.5 20.5 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 0.0mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Sep 23 to Sunday, Sep 29

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1014.7 hPa on Tuesday Min: 1008.7 hPa on Sunday Averages for the month of October Max temp: 31.7 Min temp: 21.6 Rainfall: 11.4 mm

A broken foot couldn’t break Andrea’s spirit on world stage KNOWN as the Black Diamond when she hits the court, local basketball veteran Andrea Collins has achieved another milestone in her sporting life. Although she spends much of her time working as a Senior Project Officer at the Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) in Gove, she’s been playing basketball since the 1970s, and recently took her game internationally. Ms Collins was part of a gold medal winning team at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy, in August. Her team the Gondwana Fossils competed in the Over 65s age group division, and had to play against younger 60s and 55s women’s teams. The only Northern Territory woman on the team, her team-mates consisted of three New Zealanders and Aussies from all over the country. Although the Fossils won the Over 65s division, Ms Collins lamented she was only able to play for part of the first game before injury struck. “I caught the ball and went to run, and then

I heard a snap. “I’d broken the bone on the soft part of my heel, a stress fracture.” She spent much of the games holed up in a hotel in the ancient Italian town. But not being one to complain, Ms Collins made the best of it and celebrated in a photo with her team-mates before having to head home early with her crutches. “A big thank you to Chris Putland and staff at Qantas who assisted my early return. “The cast has been removed and my heel is on the mend.” Ms Collins also wanted to put out a big thank you to sponsors who helped her get over to participate in the games; Miwatj Health, Lynne Walker, Bernadette Brennan, Professor Nancy Williams, Michael Martin from DeltaReef and the Yunupingu family. She said she’ll continue to travel the world to compete in future World Masters Games. “They’re friendly games, and always a good place for making friends.” The next World Masters Games will be held Local basketball player Andrea Collins (centre, on crutches) with her gold medal winning team the in 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Gondwana Fossils at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy.

Swell days at the NT surf championships at Gove TOWN Beach was buzzing with surf activity recently, for the three-day Northern Territory Surf Life Saving Championships. Gove Surf Life Saving club went up against clubs Darwin and Mindil Beach, and blitzed multiple categories from September 27 to 29. The hosts stood out and took home wins in categories including the surf-boat events, the Champion Lifesaver competition, the Open Male Beach Sprint and Beach Flag Titles. Gove also performed well in the Open Ironman title, in which Gove’s defending champion Alan Cross scored second place. Mr Cross said on the day that a race like that was always going to be touch-and-go. “It’s hard to know if you’re going to get on top of them on the day.” He said his training regime had been

ongoing for the last months. “I started training, building up to this at the end of July, and just general fitness before that, but training for this was mainly swimming and ski paddling.” Surfboat sweep of the winning surf boat team Luke Hutchinson said with the men’s and women’s crew both winning all their races, along with all the other wins, the titles were a big success. “Thanks to the surf club and all the organisers for sorting everything out, and also to the visiting surf clubs Darwin and Mindil for getting out here and making the weekend as good as it was.” A couple days after the end of the Championships on Sunday, September 29, it was the beginning of the stinger season, marking the end of another successful surf season in Gove.

Madelaine Barnett doing her bit for the Gove team.

ABOVE: Alex Parfitt performed well in the board part of the Taplin Relay. LEFT: Competitor Alan Cross edges ahead of a Mindil Beach challenger in the Open Taplin Relay (Swim, board and ski). RIGHT: Ironman Alan Cross in a secure 2nd place in the race.

Ironman Alan Cross chases race leader Skip Hall from Darwin Surf Club in a thrilling Open Ironman title.

THE GOVE GUNS: Gove Surf Life Saving Club’s winning surf boat team, Benn Prowse, Jeremy Kee, Luke Hutchinson, Blake McMahon and Jess Turner.

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green jacket day, sunday, october 6 Participants of Green Jacket Day, 2013. Photo SUE HENWOOD.

Gove’s golfers tee up a grand Green Jacket Day IT’S known to some as Gove’s equivalent to the US Masters, and this year Green Jacket Day lived up to the hype. Around 60 people teed off for the popular annual event last Sunday, October 6, at Gove Country Golf Club.

After it was all over, there were hard-luck stories and yarns of champion shots, but there could only be one winner. Gove local of more than 25 years, Barry Walmsley walked away as the winner, and will hold the coveted Green Jacket for a year.

Second and third places went to Paul Birch and Ranga. 2013 was the fifteenth year of this invite-only event, and as co-organiser Kenny Gentle said, there is a certain breed who usually take part. “It’s a tournament for golfers

who want to drink, and drinkers who like to play golf.” Alongside Mr Gentle, Pat Mayer and Russel Bailey organised the event on the day, which by all accounts was a fun morning of golf, laughs and a few cold ones out on Australia’s top course.

WINNER OF GREEN JACKET DAY 2013: Barry Walmsley. Golf Club President Jamie Henderson showers winner Barry Walmsley in champagne.

ABOVE: HOLE IN ONE: One of the shots of the day came when Dave Jakupec lodged his ball in a tree. BELOW: Past winners of the Green Jacket Day event. Organisers Kenny Gentle, Russel Bailey and Pat Mayer with Green Jacket winner Barry Walmsley (2nd from right).


LEFT: Local Dave Forbes took the boobie prize of a Barbie Doll for his performance. RIGHT: SECOND PLACE: Paul Birch.

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Thrills and spills at Saturday’s Speedway ALL the sporting action was on the outskirts of town last Saturday night, when Speedway was held out at the Nhulunbuy track. Juniors and Seniors raced moto, street stock, gokarts and Formula 500, with plenty of spills and thrills for spectators to watch from the sidelines. New announcer Harry Walker called the races with enthusiasm, and the crowd cheered on their favourites. Nhulunbuy Speedway President Dan Wagg said it was a good track with lots of competitors. “It was great to see everybody out there.” For Mr Wagg the night was also a family affair, with his brother and sons all racing in various events. He urged locals to get out and have some fun at the next Speedway meet, on Saturday, October 19.

RESULTS FORMULA 500 1. 67 Rock Alford

5. 64 Skin Chellels 6. 8 Gary Sinclair

SENIOR STREET STOCKS 1. 51 Karl Keeley 2. 7 Tim Wagg 3. 16 Leighton Trost 76 4. 96 Daniel ‘Cowboi’ Jones 5. 17 Kim Wilkinson 6. 14 Dean Edwards


SENIOR GO-KARTS 1. 27 Jamie Coxon 2. 00 Neil Coxon 3. 10 Tom Niven 4. 17 Dan

ABOVE: A rider comes off his bike in the moto. BELOW: Driver Kim Wilkinson tears around the track.

JUNIOR GO-KARTS 1. 8 Marcus Niven 2. 51 Nicholas Keely 3. 199 Leighton Trost 4. Thomas Niven 5. 38 Bradley Niven 6. 7 Leigh Neven 7. 19 Cabby Keeley 8. 17 Kurt Edwards

ABOVE: Drivers line up at the starting grid. LEFT: Dean Edwards’s car needed a little help being removed from the track. BELOW: Father and son Dean and Kurt Edwards surveying the damage.

ABOVE: Driver Kim Wilkinson tore up the track in her first speedway appearance. BELOW: Drivers Tim Wagg, Cynthia May, Kim Wilkinson, Karl Keeley, Dean Edwards and Dan ‘Cowboi’ Jones (front).

Heat winner Tom O’Dwyer.

Street Stock action.

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