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Day on the green

AS luck of the Irish would have it, a cyclone set for Nhulunbuy never arrived, and a big St Patrick’s Day party at Gove Country Golf Club went ahead as planned last Sunday.

Punters came out dressed in their greens for an afternoon of festivities that included golf, pies, a waterslide and some obligatory glasses of Guinness.

Pictured here are the Best-Dressed team, Coral, Mango, Denise and Glenys, enjoying a couple refreshments after a morning on the greens. More photos inside, page 11.>>

Rio’s legacy on the land

By MATT GARRICK A LAWYER has voiced plans to put pressure on Rio Tinto to release more information about how the environment will be protected during the refinery ramp-down. Continued Page 6 >>

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BEFORE: Maddison McSherry gets ready for the World’s AFTER: Maddison ready to hit the town with a cool new do. Greatest Shave last Friday. EVERY year around this time, brave people of her proud mum and dad watched on as it and other family members. Gove get ready to take on the chop for charity. happened. She has been aiming to raise $2000 for the It was that time again last Friday, March 14, Her mum, Robyn, said this was all Maddi’s Leukaemia Foundation, which the Arnhem Club have said they would match dollar for when Year 12 schoolgirl Maddison McSherry idea. lost her long brown locks for the sake of “She’s been so strong about it - but I think dollar. supporting cancer research. she was a bit nervous when she straightened As well as Maddi’s brave shave, the school On stage in the school’s hall, Maddi sat on her hair for the last time before leaving the took part in a whole host of activities for the a stool as hairdresser Mike Wunderlich shaved house this morning.” World’s Greatest Shave, including students Maddi recently lost her Nana to cancer, and colouring their hair and buying cupcakes to her long hair into a snappy new do. As well as her fellow students and teachers, wanted to do something out of tribute to her donate money to the Leukaemia Foundation.

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Teacher conditions best in country: Chandler was needed. In regards to Yirrkala School, Mr Davies said that: “There is no ceiling on the staffing formula if the attendance rates and enrolment rates are sustained. “ A n d i f t h e r e ’s a demonstrated need for additional teachers, then of course we will be providing them. “But right now we’re

asking the school to have a look at the way it’s resourced its programs and to make sure all of the programs are adequately supported with the resources they’ve got.” He also mentioned that the government was keen to look further into Nhulunbuy High School being “used as a regional vehicle to support secondary education”.

Gove Pizza & Thai Food MORE RESOURCES INTO OUR SCHOOLS: Minister for Education Peter Chandler presented a $50 donation to World’s Greatest Shave shaver Maddi McSherry for her cause. RIGHT: NT Education Minister Peter Chandler was in the region last Friday. FOR the last months, But on Friday, March said, was “to make sure excellent, the conditions during a time of ongo- 14, the NT’s Education that we have the right we provide our teaching disputes between Minister Peter Chandler resources here at the right ers are the best, if not at teachers and the Territory stopped by to meet with time”. least second best, to any Government, looking for local education workers He dismissed the call other jurisdiction in the an Education Minister in face to face and discuss that of late there had been country.” Nhulunbuy has been like resourcing and try to reas- a breakdown in comNot so, argues teacher trying to find snow in the sure them that this region munication between the at Yirrkala School and desert. was not being ignored. Federal and Territory Gov- Acting President of the J o i n i n g ernments over resources. local branch of the Aushim on his The Australian Educa- tralian Education Union trip to Gove tion Union has claimed Jarvis Ryan. was Chief Ex- government policies have “I’m not sure if Mr ecutive of the not been corresponding, Chandler was able to Department of and that while the Federal resolve any issues he was Education Ken Government has imple- looking at while he was Davies. mented a program to get here. Mr Chan- more children to school, “But there is a real dler talked with the Territory has begun sense that teachers are t h e A r a f u r a cutting resources needed very overworked this year Ti m e s a b o u t to deal with the higher - this is not sustainable. issues currently student numbers. “You do get to the faced by teach“All our schools here in point where you can’t get ers at remote the Top End are really well any more blood from the schools in the resourced,” Mr Chandler stone.” region. said. He said many teachers Part of his “But it’s about how had raised concerns that agenda while the schools manage their they have been working a s s e s s i n g resources. 60 to 70 hour weeks. the town and “I would suggest to Part of the reason for A protestor at this month’s strike outlying com- you that the resources we this was due to the influx in Nhulunbuy. munities, he provide our schools are of new students attending

schools due to the Federal government program. Not so, argues teacher at Yirrkala School and Acting President of the Arnhem Region Council for the Australian Education Union Jarvis Ryan. The Education Minister said this problem posed a big challenge. “It is something that I am in nearly daily discussions with the Federal Government about. “Because it’s easy to say, on one hand, ‘yes we can get more kids into schools’. “And I encourage that, but at the same time, we have to, as the NT Government, make sure that we provide the right resources to match those additional challenges.” The exact resources that could be allotted to local schools in the near future were not specified, but Mr Davies said they would be assessing what

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ABOVE LEFT: Local photographer Matt Burman will be featured in an exhibition this weekend. ABOVE: One of Matt Burman’s photos to be part of an exhibition this weekend.

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Matt shooting for more than the stars FROM the age of eightyears-old, photography has been a part of local Matt Burman’s life. A passion for shooting photos started then, when his father presented him with a hand-me-down Yashica SLR full-frame camera. Following this moment, him and his dad would go out bush together, hiking, camping and all the while learning about the delights of nature, and snapping it as they went. Decades later, Matt’s love of photography and nature continues to captivate not just himself, but nature and art lovers across the region. His images of land

Time to battle brains this Saturday CYCLONE Gillian threatened to blow into town last Saturday night, and in doing so blew out the hopes of those wanting to have some fun at Rotary Trivia Night, which had to be postponed. Now, Rotary Trivia Night has been rescheduled for this Saturday, March 22, at the Nhulunbuy Town Hall from 7pm, and is set to blow some minds. Teams of six will battle brains in a night of fun and trivia, with great prizes including cash and fuel vouchers, up for grabs. Rotary President Leanne Parise said the huge annual event was set to be a cracker. “As always, everyone is welcome to get dressed up in themed team costumes, and battle for the best-dressed team!” Tickets are still available from Lynne Walker’s Office, but locals are urged to get in quickly.

and seascapes in the East Arnhem region have become online hits, and a new calendar he has created has enough orders for it to sell out before even being released. And he says for him, despite years in the game, his joy in the process of photography is getting even bigger. “The most-exciting thing

about taking photos is the beauty of actually catching that moment in time that you were blessed to see, and be able to hold on to it forever.” Matt often treks to farflung spots in order to get the perfect shot. “When I started out, with like-minded photography friends, we’d go out and climb a mountain in the middle of the night and hold

up in a cave for an hour or so, just to get that perfect dawn shot.” And he’s still getting up at dawn, on his days off from work, to capture those special shots. Just last week he rose before the sun did to capture a spectacular storm front rolling across Shady Beach, in Yirrkala, as the sky turned to pink with the coming day.

This weekend, Matt will be displaying some of his works at the Arafura Times 2013 Photos of the Year Exhibition, on Friday, March 21, and Sunday, March 23, at 4C’s Community Centre. Full details, What’s On guide, page 8.



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NHULUNBUY Police have urged locals to remember to take caution when hitting the region’s roads after consuming any type of alcohol. Police regularly set up Random Breath Test stations at different spots around town. Sergeant Erica Sims warned that those caught driving under the influence could face severe penalties. Last Wednesday, March 12, they set up shop on Melville Bay Road from around 8am.

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ALTHOUGH the town braced under a Cyclone Warning last week, the tropical storm expected to hit Nhulunbuy on Sunday, March 16, barely raised a breeze. Tropical Cyclone Gillian was downgraded to a tropical low on the afternoon of Saturday, March 15. It ended up travelling far north of the Gove Peninsula, leaving Nhulunbuy to soak in just 19.6mm of rain on Sunday. The cyclone, which was moving north-west at 15km per hour, got as close as about 290km east north-east of Nhulunbuy. After it was downgraded to a low, it got within 220km of the town. Police Senior Sergeant Alex Brennan praised the work of the community in preparing for the storm at the end of last week. “Thanks to everyone working with the Local Emergency Management Committee and those around town who prepared. “Everyone communicated well to quickly clean-up Nhulunbuy and the community.” At 2pm on Sunday afternoon, the town was taken off Cyclone Watch, with the Warning removed the afternoon prior. Snr Sgt Brennan said if nothing else, the preparation effort gave the town a good opportunity to have a clean-up. During these efforts, the Local Emergency Management Committee, made up of representatives from different parts of the community, met a number of times to organise the different aspects of cyclone preparation needed for the region. This included closing the pool and dropping the shade sails, organising alternative housing for those in need and ensuring the cyclone shelter at the hospital was ready. Emergency radio broadcasts were also undertaken by Gove FM. During this procedure, the community on Bremer Island was advised to evacuate, and there was added communication supplied to those living in remote homeland communities. Police have reminded residents that it is still cyclone season, and to make sure they have a cyclone kit stocked with essential items at the ready, and their yards kept clean and free from debris.









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Rio’s legacy on the land << From Page 1 Principal Lawyer from the Environmental Defenders Office (NT) David Morris (right) visited the region recently, and said the public was being kept in the dark about environmental plans during this period. “Everyone I met down here is feeling like Rio, and, to an extent both the Federal and Northern Territory Governments, are being less than transparent in terms of what it means for this plant to be curtailed.” While in town, he met with organisations and individuals to discuss their concerns on this issue, and the possibility of taking legal action. “There’s a general concern about, apart from the obvious economic implications of Rio closing the refinery, what that means for the environment.” He said many questions remained unanswered. “When this refinery goes into its maintenance mode, what are the specifics of how the environment will be managed? “How often will they be checking on the security of dam walls at the red mud ponds?” He said some concerns raised to him centred around what impacts there could be on marine life and the traditional hunting methods of Traditional Owners. “What are they doing to prevent environmental harm?” The Environmental Defenders Office is a not-for-profit community

legal centre which specialises in public interest environmental law. Mr Morris said if and when he found a client, his organisation would be able to use legal mechanisms to try and access more detailed information about Rio’s plans. A spokesperson from Rio Tinto said the company was taking their commitment to environmental management very seriously. “This commitment will continue throughout the ramp-down and care and maintenance of the refinery. “Gove operates in accordance with an environmental management system. “As part of this system, environmental management standards and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect changes occurring at the operation.” The company said they would keep the management of the residual disposal area (the red mud ponds) as a high priority, and “appropriate procedures would be implemented during care andmaintenance of the refinery. “We will continue to have a team on site with the skills and experience to effectively manage environmental issues.” Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, the organisation that acts as caretaker for much of the East Arnhem Land environment on behalf of traditional landowners, have said they would welcome scrutiny. Executive Officer Steve Roeger said while Dhimurru enjoys a good working relationship with Rio, it

would not hurt for the company to receive scrutiny over this issue. “We welcome constructive scrutiny of what is going on. “It is important that measures being taken to protect the environment are transparent, and, of course, Rio Tinto is accountable. “We have a particular interest in ensuring that the process is conducted in a conscientious manner.” Mr Roeger said he didn’t think the Environmental Defenders Office would have any trouble finding someone who was willing to be their client to pursue the request for more information. Once they have found someone, their first step would be applying for a request for information kept by the mining company to be made public under a Freedom of Information Act. The organisation works on issues such as this pro bono - there would be no cost to the client other than a $30 disbursement fee for the

Walsh gets a 44% pay increase prices slide. Rio said last week it had doubled the shareholding requirement of the CEO to a value of four times the base salary. The company “recognizes the importance of aligning executives’ interests with those of shareholders and they are therefore expected to build up and maintain a meaningful shareholding,” it said. Other executives are required to own a shareholding valued at three times their base salary, it said. While Walsh, whose shareholding matches the requirement, is contracted to Dec. 31 next year, the company can terminate his employment for any reason at the end of this year, Rio said. Walsh was previously chief of the company’s iron-ore division, based in Perth, Western Australia. Rio paid relocation costs of A$206,000 when

RIO Tinto Group gave Chief Executive Officer Sam Walsh a 44 per cent pay increase last year after appointing him head of the world’a second-biggest mining company, reports. Walsh, 64, was paid A$10.1 million ($9.1 million), up from A$7 million a year earlier, London-based Rio said recently in its annual report. The figure includes salary, a cash bonus, shares, superannuation and other benefits, Rio said. His predecessor Tom Albanese was paid 4 million pounds ($6.7 million) in 2012. Walsh, a 23-year company veteran, has reduced costs by $2.3 billion, curbed spending plans and driven productivity gains since becoming CEO in January 2013 amid an industry wide push to preserve profitability as some commodity

he moved to London as CEO, and he receives a housing allowance and other benefits during his “secondment” there, it said. ANNUAL EARNINGS also reports Rio reported a 10 per cent increase in underlying profit to $10.2 billion last year. BHP Billiton Ltd., the largest mining company, posted underlying earnings of $11.2 billion for the fiscal year through June. “The short-term economic outlook points to a further consolidation of the global recovery as we start 2014,” Walsh said in the report. “However, macro risks abound and the potential for continued volatility remains significant. In the mining industry this is likely to drive further prudent investment behaviors while new supply gets absorbed by the market.”


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Weaving of two worlds at Barunga SOME of the best-loved Indigenous performers from across Arnhem Land, and Australia, have been chosen for the program of this year’s Barunga Festival The festival is back for its 29th year, to be held in the small community of Barunga down the Central Arnhem Road from June 6 to 9. Barunga is known as a great opportunity to see and share the joy of participation in music, sport and culture, and experience the positive aspects of remote Indigenous community life. A diverse line-up of performers have been announced including Katherine’s Tom E Lewis, Nicky Bomba and his band Bustamento, central desert legends Yatulu Yatulu and Nabarlek - the ‘Rolling Stones of the Top End’ from West Arnhem Land, who will close out the 2014 music program. The festival also draws sports teams from across

the Territory to battle it out on the football field, basketball court and softball diamond. And the cultural program is both fun and a serious look into the cultural fabric of remote Aboriginal belief. This part of the program includes story telling, weaving workshops, didgeridoo making and spear throwing; all activities that visitors are encouraged to be a part of. The Bunggul (dancing) at sunset in front of the main stage is a time for guests to participate with dance leaders in the spirit of reconciliation and friendship. As musician John Butler said: “Barunga Festival is one of those gems in the cultural fabric of our country. “It’s a beautiful weaving of worlds. Ancient and contemporary, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, sport and song.” For more info, visit:

ABOVE RIGHT: Traditional dancers will hit the stage at Barunga Festival over the June Long Weekend.

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

Rotary Trivia Night now happening this Saturday night! Pictured here: 2013 team Beauty and the Geeks.

WEEKLY Every Wednesday. Nine-hole Chook Run, Gove Country Golf Club, 2.30 - 5.30pm. 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. Nine-hole Beer Run, Gove Country Golf Club, 2.30 - 5.30pm. 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. Gove Surf Club open from 4pm, great views and family atmosphere, BBQ 6-8pm. Every Friday & Saturday. Grant Pukeroa 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 Tuesday. Pool Comp at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm.

 letters to the editor/comment Cyclone shelter for those who need it RESIDENTS of the Gove Peninsula have been reminded that there is a secure cyclone shelter available for those who do not have adequately proofed housing. A cyclone shelter exists next to Gove District Hospital, managed by Phil and Eleanor Sampson from Chaplaincy Australia. The shelter can house 280 people, and is meant to be used for periods of no longer than 12 hours. The main intention of the shelter is to house residents of Wallaby Beach (Biritjimi), as there is no rated cyclone building in their community. There are rated buildings in the communities of Ski Beach and Yirrkala where residents can gather. In Nhulunbuy, many of the Rio Tinto-owned houses have been checked and rated to handle a Category Four cyclone - which, if one hit, could entail wind gusts of up to 280km per hour. Other buildings including the hospital and the police station are

also cyclone rated. Mr Sampson said the shelter next to the hospital could also be used by people in town who live in houses that have not been rated. “If this storm had been a Category Three or bigger, we’d be notifying the town via radio and social media that we were open. “The longest that people would stay here is 12 hours. “There would be water provided but bring your own dry and CYCLONE SAFETY: Eleanor and Phil Sampson from Chaplaincy Australia An NT Police spokesperson “It is also a good idea to fill non-perishable food, and said: “Now is the time to put Jerry cans with fuel if you have no pets.” The cyclone warning last week together your emergency kit, clear any.” When a cyclone warning is was for the lowest rating of Cat- your yards and commence home called, emergency plans in the egory One - meaning wind blowing shelter preparations. “Fill any water containers you Gove Peninsula region are actiat a maximum of 90km per hour. may have (you should have at least vated and people kept informed The warning also prompted authorities to urge residents to three litres of water per person per through local meetings, local radio, make sure their emergency kits day for at least 72 hours) and fill and public PA systems in some your vehicles’ fuel tanks. communities. were in order.

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Wild about Gove PHOTO COMP THE last few weeks have brought some spectacular storm fronts moving in over the region, and with them some fantastic opportunities for local photographers. These stunning snaps here were taken by Ski Beach resident and photographer Louise Law, of the monsoons rolling in just near her home. Locals are encouraged to send through their photos for publication in the Wild About Gove section to And to see more of great local photographic works, residents are invited to attend the Arafura Times 2013 Photos of the Year exhibition this weekend (full details in the What’s On guide).


Fri 21. Arafura Times 2013 Photos of the Year Exhibition Opening Night. 4C's Community Centre (opposite the bakery). Doors open 6pm. Free entry, nibblies and drinks available. Sat 22. Rotary Trivia Night, 7pm, teams of six, tickets available from Lynne Walker's office. Sun 23. Arafura Times 2013 Photos of the Year Exhibition. 4C's Community Centre (opposite the bakery). Free entry, 10am - 4pm. Info: (0439 790 155).

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IN Australia’s political melting pot, Canberra, East Arnhem Land voices are making themselves heard. Earlier this month, Cultural Manager for the Yirralka Rangers Mungurrapin Maymuru visited the capital to give a number of lectures about important issues in this remote region. His first lecture was given at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University (ANU). During his time in Canberra, Mungurru gave a lecture on Homelands and why they are important in a new course at ANU called Indigenous Peoples, Populations and Communities. Many students’ eyes and ears were opened wide as Mungurru talked about the vibrant homelands across North East Arnhem Land. The students were reportedly also



IS CERTAINLY impressed with films that were screened from Yirrkala multi-media organisation The Mulka Project. Mungurru also gave a seminar at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet about Growing Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management - Opportunities and Barriers. This was the first seminar given in the reshaped department that now manages the majority of Indigenous policy. Mungurru spoke about the expanding Laynhapuy IPA as well as sea country, and why it is important that Yolngu sea rights are recognised. About 30 staff attended the seminar and many asked questions about homeland life. On his last day in the ACT, Mungurru was the guest of the local Ngunnawal Murumbung Yurung Murra Rangers, who took him out on the mountainous country near the towns of Tidbinbilla and Namadgi.

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Gov’t must release their plans four months, the federal THE ABC’s 7.30 Report last government and one of our Friday dedicated a whole elected senators chooses not thirty minutes to the plight to stand up for the people of of Nhulunbuy and the region. the region. As we all know, only too NT public servants, who well, there is an awful lot at have only been provided stake with the departure of with certainty about their jobs 1100 Rio Tinto workers and until March 31, now have less their families and so many Electoral News questions around the uncer- by NT Member for Nhulunbuy than two weeks to understand what their future holds. tainty of the future for which LYNNE WALKER These public service there appears to be no answers or assurances forthcoming, from either level employees, their families and the people of Nhulunbuy who are reliant on the services of government or the mining company. What struck me about the ABC’s pro- these staff provide, need to know what the gram was an interview with Senator Nigel CLP government’s plans are in regards to Scullion who, when asked about the federal their employment. Why would the NT Department of Health government’s financial support for other communities with major industry closures, not provide comment or a spokesperson to said that there was “no comparison” and that the ABC 7.30 Report on the future of health the circumstances in Nhulunbuy couldn’t be services in Nhulunbuy including maternity compared with anywhere else in Australia. services at Gove District Hospital? Adam Giles said back in November “It’s not like there’s a city here,” he said. No, Senator, there is not a city here. in relation to the possibility of Rio Tinto But there is a township of 4000 people, all curtailing operations, “We have, for a long tax-payers. And a township which supports period of time, had a plan in place should and services a wider region which is home the negative decision be made”. Right now, time is fast running out and to around 15,000 Yolngu. We are definitely not like anywhere I’m not confident there is a plan in place to else in Australia but we are Australian support Nhulunbuy and the region to face citizens and fail to see why, after almost a new future.

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world’s greatest shave, arnhem early learning centre

SCHOOL kids and one brave bearded man faced their destinies last Saturday morning, when they met with a pair of clippers for the World’s Greatest Shave. The Arnhem Early Learning Centre was abuzz with mums and bubs there to watch

local students Nicola and Ebony Walk and Lany Reynolds part with their ponytails, and local Aaron Palazzi have a coat of fur waxed from off his torso. Aaron’s wife, Hayley, who runs the Early Learning Centre, said she’d never seen her

man without hair all over him. “He’s ‘Hairy Az’ no more - until next week, because his hair grows back very quickly.” It was all done in the name of supporting the Leukaemia Foundation, with around $1300 raised for Aaron’s cause.

ABOVE LEFT: Aaron Palazzi lying down to take his waxing like a trooper. ABOVE CENTRE: Aaron’s face done, chest and back wax up next! ABOVE RIGHT: Aaron gets some help with losing his beard.

ABOVE: Kristy Cormican, bub Archer Palazzi and Kate Cavanagh, the waxer. BELOW LEFT: Young Nicola Walk bid goodbye to her pretty ponytail.

Hayley Palazzi gives Ebony Walk her close shave.



LEFT: BEFORE: Brave shaver Lany Reynolds, who decided to chop her hair on the day. RIGHT: AFTER: A new look for Lany.

Zoey Ware, bub Evyana Rinsky and Sharon Dunn. Zekiah Saffi, Tahlera Saffi, Priya Monteiro and Asha Monteiro.

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Kiyarnie Reynolds and Kiara Cardwell.

Kiera Bunton, Kiki Verdel and Ashlee Bunton.

At the gove country golf club GOVE Country Golf Club was awash with teams of green last Sunday afternoon, for a huge St Patrick’s Day party. The day teed off with a golf Ambrose, won in the end by the team of Jeremy, Connolly, Sarah and Evan.

After golfers returned to the clubhouse, the fun was on for young and old, with steak and Guinness pies up for tucker, and some tasty stout on tap for those with a bit of a thirst. Outside, a waterslide was set up for the kids to play away the afternoon.

Club Manager Jamie Henderson thanked everyone for coming out and supporting the club, and said that renovations to their restaurant were coming along, and although opening date has been slightly delayed, it would be reopened someday soon.

LEFT: Jorja McSherry with Kierer, Alisa, Paula and Starrla Piefke. CENTRE: Bob, Tim and Steve chilling out. RIGHT: Kath Hewitt and Kerry Inkster.

Jason Laverack, Susan Smith and Tina White.

Rhian, Danielle and bub Lachlan Oliver.

Denise Ambrose and Bernie Ingram.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Connolly and Jeremy were both in the winning Ambrose team.

ABOVE LEFT: Baz, Gus, Ricey and Ong enjoying a couple quiet ones. ABOVE CENTRE: Ambrose second placegetters Donna-Marie Grieve, Coral Walker and Liz Pickett. ABOVE RIGHT: Rob Thomson with Sarah and Nick Munnings. LEFT: FUN ON THE WATERSLIDE: Kiara, Tiana, Iggy and Cooper. BELOW LEFT: HATS OFF TO YA: Regan, Brinkley, Mango and Taylor.


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5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “Big Shots” (M a,v) - Two completely different boys--a coddled white boy from the suburbs grieving the death of his father, and a tough, street-smart black boy--become friends and partners in crime during a quest to recover the suburban boy’s wristwatch after it is stolen by gang members in this coming-of-age story. 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 9:10 The NRL Footy Show 10:10 Fat Tony & Co 11:10 The AFL Footy Show 1:00 Extra 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Janet King 2:00 At The Movies 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Would I Lie To You? 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries - When a second body is found in a coffin just before it is to be buried, Blake is on the case. He knew the victim and won’t let the matter rest until he has answers. 9:30 Line Of Duty - Arnott is convinced Gates played a part in Jackie’s disappearance. 10:30 Lateline 11:10 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 11:40 Rage 5:30 Paralympic Highlights

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5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Forgotten Sins” (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 Better Homes And Gardens 6:00 Football: North Melbourne Vs Essendon 9:30 TBA 11:30 Desperate Housewives: “Witch’s Lament” - Halloween finds Gaby, Bree and Lynette attempting to exhume and move the body of Gaby’s stepfather, and Susan discovers that being art teacher Andre’s intern doesn’t involve art. 12:30 Up All Night 1:00 Special: The Coral Reefs Are Dying - Ben Cropp takes viewers below the surface where he finds Australia’s live coral reefs and a multitude of marine life. 2:00 Harry’s Practice 2:30 Home Shopping / 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Inspector Rex: Ice Time (Part 2) 2:30 NITV News Week In Review 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Coast: The Riddle Of The Tides 8:35 Henry Viii’s Enforcer: The Rise And Fall Of Thomas Cromwell 9:35 As It Happened 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Feed 11:30 Movie: “At A Glance” (M l,n,s,v) - In Italian. When art critic Pietro Lulli brings his significantly younger companion Gloria to an exhibition, he doesn’t realise that her admiration of the work by struggling sculptor Adrian will have such a lasting effect on her. The two immediately hit it off and Gloria soon becomes Adrian’s companion. 1:40 Movie: “Kurt Wallender: The Courier” (M n,v,l,d) 3:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 Australian Story 12:00 The Next Big Thing 1:00 Father Brown: The Devil’s Dust 2:00 Movie: “Best Of The Badmen” (PG) 3:30 Movie: “Slaughter Trail” (PG) 5:00 Walk On The Wild Side 5:30 Devil Island: Devil Dynasty 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Hello Birdy: Travellers 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:20 Midsomer Murders - A series of murders in Midsomer St Claire seem to be inspired by macabre images on a medieval fresco recently discovered in the church crypt. But who is responsible and why? 9:50 The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab: Based on the novel by Fergus Hulme in which a man is murdered in 19th century Melbourne. The investigation uncovers a trail of secrets and scandal spreading from opium dens and brothels to the cream of society. 11:30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 12:05 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage / 5:30 Paralympic Highlights

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 11:30 The Middle 12:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 3:30 The Bottom Line 4:00 South Aussi With Cosi 4:30 Your 4x4 5:00 Getaway 5:30 National News Saturday 6:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves Unlocked - Join Shelley Craft and see all the funniest behind the scenes from another week of renovating. See how the kitchens are progressing and get the inside scoop from judges Neale, Shaynna and Darren. 7:10 TBA 11:30 Movie: “Orphan” (AV v,s,l) - The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche. So the pair decide to adopt a nine year-old girl, but it soon becomes clear, this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. 2:00 The Avengers: Winged Avenger 3:00 Extra 3:30 Brand Developes 4:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo / 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 Movie: “You Again” (G) - Successful PR pro Marni heads home for her older brother’s wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis, who’s conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride’s jet- setting aunt bursts in and Marni’s not- so-jet-setting mum comes face to face with her own high school rival. 2:00 TBA 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Football: St Kilda Vs Melbourne 9:30 Strike Back 1:30 Desperate Housewives: “Always In Control” (M) - Bree is shocked to learn the identity of the person who dug up the body of Gaby’s stepfather, and Lynette’s jealousy over Tom’s girlfriend leads her to tell untruths about her to her children. 12:30 Movie: “Dying On The Edge (FKA: Hearsay)” (M s,v) 2:30 World’s Strictest Parents 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz: “It’s Easy! Simple Ways To Do The Right Things To Get Healthy” Get answers to your health questions from Dr Oz and other leading doctors, hospitals, associations and authors.

5:00 World News 1:00 The Emperor’s Secret Garden 2:05 Lenny Henry: Finding Shakespeare 3:00 Steve Schapiro: An Eye On American Icons 4:00 A Season At The Juillard School New York 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita 5:35 Treasures Decoded 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 The Great Serengeti 8:30 The Story Of The Jews 9:30 Movie: “Rampart” (MA s,l) - Sandy George presents this Australian premiere film as part of SBS’s American Indie Season: Los Angeles, 1999. Vietnam vet and Rampart Precinct cop Dave Brown is the last of the renegade law enforcers, working to take care of his family and struggling for his own survival. Brown is dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting his own unique brand of justice. 11:30 Movie: “Priceless” (M l) - In French. 1:25 Diary Of A Teenage Nudist 2:25 Movie: “Ricky” (M s,l,n) - In French. 4:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 7:30 Asia Pacific Focus 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 Paralympic Highlights 11:00 Australian Story 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Compass 2:00 Doc Martin 3:00 Art Of Germany: A Divided Land 4:00 Sunday Arts: Big Ideas 5:10 Father Brown: The Devils Dust 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Compass: Joanna Lumley The Search For Noah’s Ark: Part 2 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Richard Hammond Builds A Universe 8:30 Rake 9:30 Waking The Dead: Harbinger (Part 2) 10:20 Wallander: Firewall 11:50 Movie: “For A Few Dollars More” (M a,v) - The ‘Man With No Name’ teams up with equally lethal Colonel Mortimer in pursuit of a sadistic killer and his band of desperadoes. 2:00 Movie: “Macao” (PG) 3:25 Richard Hammond Builds A Universe 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Collectors

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Broncos Insider 1:30 2014 Intrust Supercup 3:30 Football: Manly Sea Eagles Vs Parramatta Eels 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 7:10 60 Minutes 8:10 Fat Tony & Co 9:10 Person Of Interest 10:10 Love Child: Joan fights the hospital ‘boys club’ for her right to complete her medical degree. Johnny is arrested after an antiWar protest, while Shirley goes into premature labour. Annie gets the opportunity of a lifetime at a Kings Cross nightclub. 11:10 Who Gets The Last Laugh? 11:40 Financial Review Sunday 12:10 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Footy Flashbacks 12:30 Movie: “Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer” (PG v,l) 3:30 Better Homes And Gardens 4:00 TBA 5:30 Seven News 6:00 My Kitchen Rules 6:30 Sunday Night 8:30 Downton Abbey 9:30 Castle: Close Encounters 11:30 Dr Oz: “The Controversial Pill That Could Prevent Cancer: Should You” Get answers to your health questions from Dr Oz and other leading doctors, hospitals, associations and authors. 12:30 Special: Images Of Italy - Greg Grainger takes viewers from the enchantment of the Tuscany region to the classic charm of Verona and Venice. 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 Cycling Central 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Wainwright Walks 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita Bitesize 7:35 Lost Worlds: The Vikings 8:35 I, Human. 9:30 There’s Something About Patrick 10:30 Movie: “The Good Life” (M l,n,s) In Spanish. A thoughtprovoking depiction of life in the Chilean city of Santiago, following four characters who struggle to reach their goals, but each of them obtains something unexpected and different from what they wanted. 12:20 Movie: “A Short Stay In Switzerland” (MA a) - Just after losing her husband to a fatal neurological condition, Dr Anne Turner is diagnosed with a similar illness. So she plans to end her life herself. 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Landline 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? 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 Monroe 12:25 Parliament Question Time 1:25 Movie: “Hell Is For Heroes” (M v) 3:05 Movie: “Fort Apache” (G) 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:00 Brand Developers 9:30 National Morning News 10:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “The Invasion” (M v,a,l) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 8:10 Love Child: Joan’s world is rocked when she uncovers the truth about Annie’s baby. Shirley’s affair with Johnny is exposed when her husband returns injured from Vietnam. Annie’s singing career takes off when she appears on TV show Bandstand. 9:20 The Mentalist: The Red Barn 10:20 Inside Story: Lethal Lovers 11:20 TBA 12:20 Extra 12:50 Nine Presents 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 Movie: “United” (M a,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 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 My Kitchen Rules 8:30 Revenge: Exodus 9:30 How I Met Your Mother: How Your Mother Met Me 10:00 How I Met Your Mother: Karma / The Broath 11:00 Talking Footy 12:00 Parks And Recreation: Ron And Diane 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters - After a promising start, Jill hits problems in her new relationship with Derek. 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 The Royal Jewels 2:05 Battle Castle 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Farm Fixer 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 6:30 SBS World News 7:35 Idris Elba: King Of Speed 8:35 Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe 9:30 Housos 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Clown: Casa Tua - Mia forces Frank to get his sperm count checked. Complications including a children’s DVD, a porn movie and a furious Iben ensues. Meanwhile, Casper finds a pregnancy test in the kitchen and after disbanding the idea that Frank could have placed it there, he moves on to find the guilty party. 12:00 Shorts On Screen 12:40 Derren Brown: The Heist 1:35 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Four Corners 11:45 Media Watch 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:45 Little Crackers: Alan Davies 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foregin Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Old Fossils 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Hannah Gadsby’s OZ 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: “Mr Lucky” (PG) 3:15 Movie: “Suspicion” (PG) 4:50 Songs Of Praise / 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 Movie: “Forever Young” (PG v,l) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 8:10 The Big Bang Theory: The Convention Conundrum 9:40 The Big Bang Theory: The Higgs Boson Observation 9:10 2 Broke Girls: And The Near Death Experience 9:40 2 Broke Girls: And The Hidden Stash 10:10 Two And A Half Men: What A Lovely Landing Strip 10:40 Two And A Half Men: One False Move, Zimbabwe! 10:10 Weeds: Qualitative Spatial Reasoning 11:40 20/20 12:30 Extra 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: “Subdivision” (M 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 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 My Kitchen Rules 8:15 TBA 11:15 Smash: The Read Through - Julia’s fears increase when Tom airs his suspicions of Peter. Jimmy and Kyle confront their own crisis of confidence as ‘Hit List’ is read for the first time. Meanwhile, Ivy realizes her triumph might not be all she hoped when she meets her new co- star, Terry Falls, and Karen wonders if she can trust Jimmy. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 One Born Every Minute 2:50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Food Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Queen Victoria’s Children 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Killing: In Danish. The body of a female lawyer is found in a Copenhagen park. Shortly after, an ex-soldier who served in Afghanistan is savagely killed. Are the murders linked? Only one person can help: a stubborn, rebellious woman in her early forties, Detective Inspector Sarah Lund. Running parallel to the case, both the Minister of Justice and an escaped prisoner are also desperately searching for the murderer. 12:10 Art And Copy 1:45 My Asian Heart 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “Fair Game” (M v,l,s) 2:30 National News Now 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 8:10 Inside Story 9:10 CSI: De Los Muertos 10:10 CSI: NY: Today Is Life - In the series final, there is widespread unrest over the police shooting of an unarmed man. The community uproar forces Mac and his team to move quickly to solve the case. 11:10 The Footy Show Late 1:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Disney TV Features 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 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 My Kitchen Rules 8:15 The Blacklist: The world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to help them hunt down the very men he’s spent his entire life protecting. 9:15 TBA 11:15 Defiance: Brothers In Arms - Nolan welcomes an old army buddy, Eddie Braddock, who is now working as a bounty hunter. 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 5:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 8:00 Weatherwatch 8:05 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 6:00 My Family Feast 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve 8:35 One Born Every Minute 9:30 Lilyhammer 10:25 SBS World News Late 11:00 Movie: “Potiche” - In French. When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. However business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover, a former union leader. 12:50 Movie: “A Heart Elsewhere” (PG) - In Italian, English Subtitles. Nello is a sensitive and shy 35-year-old whose philandering father keeps encouraging him to seduce women. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 1:30 The Checkout 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 The Checkout 8:30 Janet King: The Third Man 9:30 The School 10:20 Lateline 10:55 The Business 11:20 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 12:10 Parliament Question Time 1:10 The School 2:00 Songs Of Praise 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 1: Peel Thunder Vs East Perth 5:30 Eggheads









6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 One Plus One 11:30 Foreign Correspondent 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Hello Birdy 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:50 The Checkout 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Spicks And Specks 9:00 The Moodys: Baby Shower Blues 9:30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 10:00 The Wrong Mans 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Hustle 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: “Kitty Foyle” (PG) 3:25 Movie: “Shall We Dance” (PG) 5:30 Eggheads

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SUDOKU No. 190

Your  Lucky 


Stars  

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A group discussion will help you to come up with some ideas. You will be surprised what you can achieve if you put your minds together. This could encourage more meetings. Romance. Try not to disguise the way you feel. Confusing your partner about your needs will not help anyone who is involved.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You may need to back down this week, in order to keep your relations with your colleagues in good shape. Don’t feel like this puts you in a lower position, however. Romance. Try to think up a pleasant surprise for your partner. They are feeling a little down at the moment and could use cheering up.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)


A surprisingly frank discussion could help to clear the air. This will be an excellent time to really get to grips with this matter. Honesty is the only thing that will help! Romance. Your relationship may be on rocky ground this week. Be careful not to do anything too drastic. You can mend this issue.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Someone that you have known for many years will shortly be going through a difficult patch. They will be grateful for your assistance. Even the smallest gesture will have great effect. Romance. Your partner may seem ungrateful for the things you have done. However, it’s likely they just didn’t think to give thanks.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A secret which concerns a close friend must not be taken lightly. Your friend only told you the secret because they knew that you can be trusted. Keep that trust! Romance. Don’t take a flirtation at work too seriously. This person is not genuinely interested. They do this with everyone. Don’t get too upset.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Be very careful with a possession which may get stolen. This would not be of much value to a thief, but it would upset you to lose it. It’s best to put it in storage. Romance. You may have found it difficult to make some changes in your life, but now that you have accomplished them, you are pushing your mate.


VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Your friends will be impressed by your positive mood. This will be an excellent time to push through some changes which have been taking time to materialise. Romance. The Moon/Neptune Midpoint in your sign could make you a little too sensitive at times. Thankfully, your partner is very mindful of this.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may be feeling a little insecure. Try to think of some positive things which have been said to you recently. Keeping a small list will boost your confidence. Romance. You won’t be feeling your usual self. Don’t do anything you are unsure about. If in doubt, put off a decision for a few weeks.

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SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Your home life may seem a bit boring this week. Take advantage of this because it’s likely the calm before the storm. Next week will be very busy! Romance. Your relationship will soon be in better shape than it has been for some time. Try to find something to do in celebration! You both deserve it!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Your friend’s attitude is wearing you down. Surrounding yourself by more positive people over the next week will help revive your free spirit. Romance. The Moon/ Jupiter Midpoint in your sign will make you feel especially warm towards your partner. This change will be acknowledged and appreciated!

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

Stop worrying about

A new hobby will help to put you in touch with someone that you have not seen for a very long time. You may not have had any inkling that they had a shared interest. Romance. A new relationship will start to warm up. Decide how you feel about this before it is too late! You can put the brakes on if necessary.

what you have to loose

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


and start focusing on

what you have to gain.



Don’t allow your parents to interfere too much in your life. Their aid could be a little intrusive at times. Remember, they are only trying to help. Romance. Don’t get too worked up about the state of your relationship. A dose of realism will help to put everything in perspective. Things will go as they should.

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G.A.F.L AGM March 26, 2014

7pm at the Cat Shed Nominations for the 2014 committee are now open: • President • Vice President • Secretary • Treasurer The G.A.F.L is looking to recruit and train umpires for the upcoming season. A great way to get fit and earn money at the same time. Contact Mick on 0400 466 712 to find out more.

Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, 29 April 2014 5.30pm at the Centre Franklyn Street (behind Uniting Church)


Fishing Club AGM

All users are encouraged to attend.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 4pm at the NRSFC Clubrooms

We need your support to keep the doors open!

All members are invited to attend.

careers in government

Reintegration Officer Nhulunbuy

9 CHIPPIS RD - 3 Bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 4 car carport, Large shed, Tiled back verandah. Expressions of interest 0430 732 013.

CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISE your classified here! Garage Sales, Meetings, Car or Boat for Sale! Email

Trades & Services


PH: 1300 0880 00 • FAX: 1300 787 248 • EmAil:

Administrative Officer 6 Remuneration Package Range $88,591 - $98,861 (Comprising salary $76,788 - $85,841, super, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra rec leave)

Reintegration, Education and Indigenous Affairs - Nhulunbuy Fixed vacancy to 30/06/2014 This position focuses on strengthening offender reintegration through community work and engagement, working closely with Elders in the Nhulunbuy region and surrounding homelands and developing and strengthening partnerships. Key responsibilities include provision of administrative activites to support the Nhulunbuy Work Camp, provision of services that support reintegration and pre and post employment of prisoners in partnership with government and non government, Yolgnu organiations and community, particularly Elders. For further details contact Juanita Jones on 89357401. Applications should address the selection criteria; contain a current resume and referees. Please refer to the contact details provided for a copy of the selection criteria and job description. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit Quote vacancy number: 31865 Closing date: 30 March 2014 The Northern Territory Government is an equal opportunity employer and values an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Times Morningside Electrical Arafura Box

Specialists in: Electrical and Airconditioning • Installation, • Maintenance and • Service 5 Miller Close Ph: 8987 3666 I Fax: 8987 3341 ECL: C2266 RTA: AU19805

advertising deadline: 12noon Friday. Classified advertising: 10.30am monday. • 1300 659 247

Traffic light changes on Melville Bay Road

* All mechanical and marine

* Authorised Mercury, Suzuki and Yanmar dealer

* Air-con servicing and repairs * Latest E.F.I. scan tools * Tyres and wheel alignments * Disc brake machining * Approved R.W.C. inspections * Reliable and efficient * Fully-equipped workshop 1 Buchanon Rd. Industrial Ph: 8987 2280 Fax: 8987 8434 Email:

Traffic lights at the Melville Bay Road and Overland Conveyor Road intersection have been removed. Rio Tinto Alcan Gove thanks the community, employees and contracting partners for their cooperation during the changed traffic conditions.

Making our roads safer starts with you - please drive safely.

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Crisis Accommodation Gove (Inc.) (08) 8987 1166 / 0412 317 925 * Woman and Children Family Violence Shelter. * Staff onsite 24 hours - 7 days a week. * Children’s worker available Mon - Fri. * Short term and limited offsite accommodation for individuals or families experiencing homelessness. * Emergency Relief Funding Available.


Arnhem Gun Club Inc.



Annual General Meeting 2014

The Arnhem Gun Club is inviting its members and interested people to The Annual General Meeting which will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9am At the Shotgun Section - Arnhem Gun Club

Thursday, March 20, 2014, upstairs in the Walkabout meeting room from 7pm.

Without a full committee for 2014 CAG will not be able to operate.

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If you are interested but will be unable to attend or for any further info, please contact us on 0437 526 502. Please be aware all positions are volunteer positions but very rewarding.

The position requires only a small amount of your time to attend structured and organised committee meetings once a month.

Love animals and would like to become part of a fantastic group of volunteers then please attend our AGM.

All positions will become vacant and need to be filled in order for the RSPCA to continue.


Crisis Accommodation Gove Inc (CAG) will be having a special AGM on Saturday, March 29 at 10am at 24 Wuyal Road. CAG is a not for profit organisation with sound management and staff. CAG needs to appoint a new committee to ensure the ongoing provision of essential searches to Gove and surrounding communities. CAG is the only Domestic Violence Shelter for Women and Children in the East Arnhem Region.

If you are interested but unable to attend contact details are below.

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Send us your baby pics and we will gladly show off your little bundle of joy ... and it won’t cost you a cent!

Line classifieds: 10am, Monday before publication Please note: Pre-payment required for line classifieds, so please include your postal address and your credit card details in your email, or we can provide direct debit information.

Phone 1300 0880 00 or email

All positions previously held will be declared vacant. Please support the vulnerable members of our community by joining the committee and ensuring this essential service remains ongoing. For more information or to express your interest please email or phone CAG on (08) 8987 1166 or email

Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority

NT EPA Environment Grants CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS Applications for the 2014–15 round of NT EPA grants open Monday 24 March 2014.

Grants fund on-the-ground actions to help reduce impact on the environment and ensure it is protected for future generations to enjoy. Individual and school grants are included in this round. The category for this round is ‘waste’ and may include areas such as: ■ ■

Landfill management Waste minimisation

■ ■

Remote waste Litter

Expressions of interest for individual grants are due 28 April. Full applications for school grants are due 6 May 2014. Full applications for individual grants are due 10 June 2014. Visit for more information or phone 8924 4002.

Position Vacant - Technical Officer - Nhulunbuy Level 5, Step 1 - $68,097.78 gross per annum Primary Objective: Work as a member of Council’s team, providing sound advice and administration of all building and construction related activities including property management, maintenance, upgrades, new constructions, project management. Key Responsibilities: 1. Collect and maintain accurate data related to Council’s building assets including, condition assessments and gap analysis. 2. Assist in the implementation and management of leases, sub-leases, tenancy and usage agreements. 3. Evaluate and document property condition, consult with stakeholders and provide advice on the scope of works required and associated costs. 4. Develop documentation for building and construction related activities including technical drawings, specifications, tender documents. 5. Effectively administer building and construction related contracts. Applications close: 2nd April 2014 Please email your application to

Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Phone: (08) 8939 2200 Fax: (08) 8987 2451 Email:


Unique role in unique location Business transition management focus Attractive remuneration package The Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (NCL) is looking for an energetic and experienced person to lead the organisation and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by the community through the provision of facilities and services to provide a safe, vibrant and healthy community. The Organisation The NCL is a not for profit company providing the municipal services to the town of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory. The Location Nhulunbuy is a mining town on the North Eastern tip of Arnhem Land, NT. The town has two primary schools (public & private), a high school, TAFE college, hospital, library and numerous excellent sporting and recreational facilities. Many golden beaches untouched by commercialism, fantastic fishing and outdoor opportunities make Nhulunbuy one of the best kept secrets in Australia. The town is currently going through a period of change due to the recent announcement of curtailment of the nearby alumina refinery operated by Rio Tinto. The Position Reporting to the NCL Board of Directors, the successful applicant will lead the NCL through the Nhulunbuy town transition, facilitate and implement a strategic town plan, build and maintain a framework of sound corporate governance and manage the township of Nhulunbuy and Gove Airport in accordance with relevant Management Agreements. essential Skills, experience and Qualifications • Demonstrated ability to lead and govern at a senior level in a similar field/ organisation • Experienced in leading a business through a transition period • Strategic Town Planning experience • At least ten years experience in a senior management position in a similar field • Ability to maintain effective relationships with multi stakeholder groups • A formal qualification in a related professional field • Sound knowledge of Local Government and associated Acts and processes The Reward The successful candidate can expect a substantial package including salary and bonus, highly subsidised accommodation, remote area travel allowance and relocation assistance. To Apply Applications (previous applicants may reapply) and resumes must be received by C.O.B. 26 March 2014 and are to be addressed to the Chairman of the NCL Board of Directors, Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited, PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 or by email to A copy of the position description may be obtained by phoning the NCL on (08) 8939 2200. Enquiries can be made to the Chairman of the NCL Board of Directors on (08) 8987 5838.

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CLASSIFIEDS Document Controller / Administrator Part-time Rio Tinto, Gove Operations is seeking a motivated part-time Document Controller/Administrator. The position is within the Maintenance & Engineering Department and its primary purpose is to assist the Drafter/Document Controller to maintain and input the Document Management system. Duties will include but are not limited to: • Document Control • Data entry • Providing administration support to the Maintenance & Engineering team. To be successful in this role you will have a strong document control background and previous administration experience. You will ideally have had exposure to SAP, Ellipse or a similar system and excellent computer skills (specifically Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). As the successful applicant, you will demonstrate:

Healthy Skin Program Nurse | Outstanding Career Opportunity | Northern Territory


Box ad bookings: Noon, Fridays before publication Box ad material: 5pm, Fridays before publication Line classifieds: 10am, Monday before publication

One Disease At a Time are looking for a Healthy Skin Program Nurse to assist with the continued success of our program working in East Arnhem focusing on the treatment of both scabies and crusted scabies. Applicants must have registered Nurse qualifications. For a full job description visit our website: Submit your resume to: Stacey Dawes, Human Resources Manager,

• Excellent written and verbal communication. • A high level of organisational and time management skills. • An ability to withstand pressure to reduce standards required for the work. • Attention to detail. • Initiative and flexibility. • The ability to work autonomously and in a team environment. We are seeking a local candidate that meets the above criteria as no accommodation is provided for this role. An attractive salary package plus company benefits will be on offer for the right candidate.

RegisteR to exhibit Now! Don’t miss the opportunity to hand pick the best talent and invest in the future of your industry by exhibiting in the 2014 Skills, Employment and Careers Expos. With more than 5,000 attendees this is the largest training, jobs and careers roadshow in the Northern Territory. For further information visit or phone YouthWorX NT on 8981 8870.

Please apply online to with a cover letter and resume. Applications close: Wednesday 26th March, 2014

Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Phone: (08) 8939 2200 Fax: (08) 8987 2451 Email:

POSITION VACANT MANAger TOwN OPerATIONS The Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (NCL) is looking for an energetic and experienced person to lead the Town Operations team to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by the community through the provision of facilities and services to provide a safe, vibrant and healthy community.

DaRwiN Darwin Convention Centre WED 13 AUG 5.00pm - 8.00pm

katheRiNe YMCA of Katherine (Skating Rink) Stuart Highway TUES 12 AUG 10.30am - 2.30pm

THURS 14 AUG 8.30am - 2.30pm

The Organisation The NCL is a not for profit company providing the municipal services to the town of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory. The Location Nhulunbuy is a mining town on the North Eastern tip of Arnhem Land, NT. The town has two primary schools (public & private), a high school, TAFE college, hospital, library and numerous excellent sporting and recreational facilities. Many golden beaches untouched by commercialism, fantastic fishing and outdoor opportunities make Nhulunbuy one of the best kept secrets in Australia. The town is currently going through a period of change due to the recent announcement of curtailment of the nearby alumina refinery operated by Rio Tinto. The Position Reporting to the Town Administrator, the successful applicant will lead a team of people and service providers to effectively and efficiently manage NCL assets, facilities and functions in Nhulunbuy. essential Skills, experience and Qualifications • Ability to lead at a senior level • Proven effective project/facilities management skills • Demonstrated ability to plan, formulate and execute works program • At least ten years experience in a similar field • Ability to maintain effective relationships with multi stakeholder groups • A formal qualification in a related professional field • Sound knowledge of Local Government and associated Acts and processes The Package The successful candidate can expect a substantial package including salary and bonus, highly subsidised accommodation, remote area travel allowance and relocation assistance. Applications Any enquiries, including a full position description, can be made to the Town Administrator on 08 8939 2200. Applications and resumes must be received by C.O.B. 28 March 2014 and are to be addressed to the Town Administrator, Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited, PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 or by email to


Box ad bookings: Noon, Fridays before publication Box ad material: 5pm, Fridays before publication Line classifieds: 10am, Monday before publication

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teNNaNt CReek Tennant Creek Town Hall TUES 19 AUG 10.00am - 1.30pm

NhuLuNbuy Nhulunbuy Town Hall Chesterfield Circuit MON 25 AUG

aLiCe sPRiNgs Alice Springs Convention Centre THURS 21 AUG 5.00pm - 7.30pm

10.30am - 2.00pm

FRI 22 AUG 8.00am - 12.00pm

Proudly presented by the Department of Business Phone (08) 8981 8870 Email



W/E Mar 9 W/E Mar 9 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


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

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

Monday 03/03







Tuesday 04/03







Wednesday 05/03







Thursday 06/03







Friday 07/03







Saturday 08/03







Sunday 09/03







8632 30700






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

Weather details Temperature (oC) Max Min Rainfall Monday 10 33.3 23.6 TCE Tuesday 11 32.8 23.1 52.8 Wednesday 12 32.6 23.4 7.6 Thursday 13 33.4 23.7 11.0 Friday 14 30.7 24.1 26.2 Saturday 15 31.3 24.6 10.0 Sunday 16 30.7 24.4 19.8 Monthly total rainfall to date: 202.8mm

Church services

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

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Ph: 8987 2375 / 0419 465 045 Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553 Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Endeavour Room at the Captain Cook Community Centre. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Mar 10 to Sunday, Mar 16

Arafura Times Email your classifieds thru to ads@ arafuratimes. or call Bec on 1300 0880 00

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1010.7 hPa on Friday Min: 1006.4 hPa on Wednesday Averages for the month of March Max temp: 31.1 Min temp: 23.9 Rainfall: 253.6mm

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Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 19

Thu 20

Fri 21

Time 0437 1035 1653 2249

Time 0509 1110 1722 2319

Time 0542 1147 1753 2351

Ht 0.99 3.18 0.94 3.17

Ht 0.91 3.15 1.00 3.23

Sat 22 Ht 0.85 3.07 1.07 3.26

Time 0617 1226 1827


Ht 0.82 2.95 1.17

Sun 23

Mon 24

Time 0026 0656 1309 1905

Time 0107 0742 1401 1951

Ht 3.25 0.83 2.80 1.30


Ht 3.19 0.88 2.64 1.45

Tue 25 Time 0156 0841 1510 2052

Ht 3.10 0.95 2.51 1.58

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

advertising feature - getting the best out of your redundancy Financial Tips by Ellerfield Financial Adviser SEAN NIGH WITH redundancies being announced across the region, sometimes it can be difficult for those affected by the THE question Sean is asked the most is: What should I do with my redundancy payout? There are plenty of options here and many people chose to use this amount to pay off debt such as investment properties. A key consideration with this option is that typically once you pay down an investment loan you permanently eliminate the tax deductibility of this loan. If you need to re-borrow against this property in future the interest on this loan will not be tax deductible if used for non-investment purposes such as buying a home to live in or even as an additional contribution to super. An alternative solution is to set up an offset account which sits next to an investment property loan. By placing money into this account, it will offset the interest on the loan by the amount in the account. For example, if the loan amount is $100,000 and the amount in the offset account is $100,000, there will be no interest paid on the loan while the money is in the offset account. However, if you take the money out of the offset account the interest that begins accruing on the investment loan again becomes tax deductible. Age plays a huge role in what direction people are heading in after being made redundant so the below common financial queries are broken down into two categories: those looking to retire, and those wanting to remain in the workforce. RETIREMENT AGE: thinking of leaving the workforce The first question most people ask is- can I afford to retire? As a general Ellerfield operates in conjunction with local business W.D. Hall Account-

rule of thumb, you need at least 65 per cent of your current income per year to retire comfortably. If you are currently 60, you will likely need that amount of money for the next 30 years or longer. That is a lot of money and it is critical you analyse how much you can afford to spend every year and how to produce that income from your super and other investments. The good news is that when managed properly, 60 per cent of all the money you will spend while in retirement will actually be made during retirement from the returns on your investments. There are many different approaches to managing retirement funds and Sean says there are two critical areas to get right when doing this planning. THE investments you choose It is critical to understand the risks of the investments you are in through your super fund or otherwise. Negative returns during retirement when not planned for can be devastating to a retirees income if they do not have time to let them recover. However, analysis shows that if you decide to play it safe and put 100 per cent of your money into cash you will likely reduce your retirement income by 34 per cent. Getting the balance right between cash and other investments is really important. Key pointer - the average default investment option for most super funds will typically have between 60-85 per cent allocation to shares, property and other growth assets. This caused serious pain for retirees during the ants, located at Endeavour Square, and are offering complimentary

announcements to know what it all means. A Financial Adviser from Ellerfield Planning, Sean Nigh (left), has put together his key financial points. He said it was important to keep in mind that every

financial situation is unique, and seeking personalised financial advice is always recommended. The following addresses common queries Sean is asked by people affected by severances.

Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Most retirees who did not have a plan and understand their investments prior to this continue to feel the pain to this day and there is little that can be done in hindsight. STRUCTURE of your retirement funds In addition to the important question of where the money is actually invested you need to consider how this is all set up. Getting this right can have significant benefits in terms of minimising tax and maximising Centrelink benefits. Another common question asked when thinking of retiring is - can I receive the age pension? The rules for when you can receive the Age Pension and how much you will receive are complex and require detailed analysis, however if you are eligible for the age pension, by managing and structuring your current assets in the right way, you can maximise the amount you will be eligible to receive while also reducing your tax. As a rule of thumb, the more money you can get into superannuation the better. CONTINUING in the workforce Note: if you fall into this category, but plan on retiring in 10 years or less, you are in what Sean calls the “Retirement Risk Zone” and he encourages you to read the section above in addition to the below and put a plan in place now. One of the biggest decisions for those affected by the redundancies in Nhulunbuy is where am I going to live? This is a really important decision

to get right and the questions Sean often get are: • Should I buy or Rent? As a general rule of thumb, if you don’t see yourself living in the home for more than five years you will likely be financially better off renting rather than buying. • Should I move into my investment property? This is often a viable idea, a few things to consider are: • If you have more than one, moving into the one with the least amount of debt and/or most amount of Capital Gains is often best. *If you have a property you have previously lived in as you primary residence, moving into this property may result in significant savings in Capital Gains Tax down the track when you sell. WHAT can I do about the tax I pay on my redundancy? A concern for many people is the large amount of tax taken out of the redundancy pay out. These days that is largely unavoidable, however, if you believe you will be earning less in the next financial year, than the current financial year, one strategy to consider is to try to bring forward any tax deductions that can be incurred in the current financial year (for example: pre-pay investment interest or other deductible expenses you have). WHAT happens to my super and the insurances I have there? Super: A lot of people have what is called a “Defined Benefit” super account. In most circumstances upon becoming redundant this benefit amount

is calculated and then rolled over to what is called an “Accumulation” Account. In an accumulation account the responsibility is on the individual to determine how to manage this money as opposed to a “defined benefit” where the balance is determined by the employer based on a set formula. Typically speaking, the money transfers from Defined Benefit to the default investment option in the default employer accumulation fund. The important thing to be aware of here is this money is now invested and it is up to you to determine if that super fund is appropriate for you and what investment options would be best for you personally as the “default” option often is not suitable to each individual. • Insurance: For a lot of people, they will lose the Life and Disability insurances they have through their super fund. Some employees are also offered Income Protection through their employer that is typically terminated upon their employment ceasing. Getting replacement policies in place as soon as possible for those who need it is critical. The worst thing that could happen after a redundancy is to get sick or injured on top of it and not have cover in place. TIP FOR THE FUTURE - even for those not being made redundant, it is worth considering putting external policies in place that will not be lost when you eventually move on from your current job. The above financial advice is generalised and should only be pursued under the guidance of a financial professional to insure any changes are right for your current situation.

consultations face to face or over the phone to those affected by redundan-

cies to make sure their wealth is managed correctly for the future.

For your complimentary consultation please call (1300 876 693).

NT musos take a soulful trip down the river Tour de ArnhemlAnd 2014 The Invisible River by Sietta Review by ANGELA MADDEN

SIETTA is some seriously good homegrown talent. Formed and based in Darwin, Sietta is the duo of James Mangohig (producer/ instrumentalist) and Caiti Baker (powerhouse vocals). These two are kicking some serious musical goals around the country, and the release of The Invisible River is hopefully set to carry the group further into the national focus. The Invisible River is the second album from Sietta, following on from their debut, The Seventh Passenger (2011) which was very well-received; generating both strong radio play and tours alongside the likes of Hermitude, Jessica Mauboy and Paul Kelly. The sound of Sietta is well-produced and described as “an exploration of soul, blues, hip-hop and electronica”. A number of tracks off their current release were mixed by local Nhulunbuy musician/producer Kris Keogh (ZZAAPP records), a contribution which James described as the band’s “secret weapon”. Sietta are signed to Aussie record label Elefant TRAKS, which is also home to Hermitude, Joelistics, The Herd and Urthboy among others. High calibre neighbours to say the least.

If you are interested in the Tour then please check it out on Facebook, by joining the Facebook group “Tourdearnhemland” If you are interested in being part of it as a crew or a rider, then please send email to If you want to sponsor the event in anyway, then please contact the organisers on the above email address as well. And if you are driving out and about, please be careful and give the riders a wide berth as possible. They will utilising the tracks around the peninsula as far out as the Giddies in the training rides, particularly on Saturday mornings.

The Invisible River was launched in Darwin last Saturday night, March 15, to a sell-out crowd at The Railway Club. So this weeks’ Gove FM feature album really is hot off the press! Each week we will feature an album by an Australian artist or group. Listen out as we play a track from the feature album Monday to Friday this week, just prior to the midday news. A full interview between Station Manager Ange and James from Sietta will be broadcast on-air at 2pm Wednesday, March 19, on 106.9 Gove FM.

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ABOVE LEFT: Crazy-haired princess Emma Pickford. ABOVE RIGHT: Student Hannah Fourie lets her hair down. BELOW LEFT: Little cutie Bianca Giles. BELOW RIGHT: Education Minister Peter Chandler and NCC Principal Russell McKane.

EVERY year around this time, kids at Nhulunbuy Christian College get a little crazy all in the name of charity. It was Crazy Hair Day at the school last Friday, where kids bought tins of colour and dolled up their hairdos to help fundraise for the Leukaemia Foundation. Even the Principal, Russell McKane, got into the spirit and added a few extra shades to his beard. The school was even treated to a special guest appearance, by Northern Territory Education Minister Peter Chandler, who popped in during a day trip visiting schools around the Peninsula.

ABOVE: Student Ryan Collier with a three-day growth. BELOW: Student Kiki Verdell with her crazy do.

New cricket program gets kids chirpy FOR the next seven weeks, the kids of Gove have an and a drink bottle. opportunity to take a few wickets at a new cricket program, NT Government Sports Vouchers can also be used to cover this cost. called Milo in2 Cricket. Last Sunday afternoon, from 4-5pm, the first meet was There is still time for kids to sign-up for the remaining held at the Nhulunbuy Primary School oval. seven weeks of the program. Sign-up can be done online at, More than 60 kids signed-up to play on the first day, getting to have a crack at batting, bowling, catching and or for more info contact John Kennedy (0450 504 663). throwing, all in a games-based environment. Development Officer from NT Cricket Tenille Rickard, who has been in town for the program, said it was “a fun way for kids to learn all the different skills of cricket”. The in2 Cricket program is for ages five to 12 years old, and costs $75 to take part - this sign-up fee also entitles kids to a prize pack with a hat, bat, ball, t-shirt, backpack LEFT: An ‘in2 Cricket’ participant gives the ball a good whack. BELOW: Having fun at ‘in2 Cricket’. RIGHT: Cricket-loving student Joey Holmes at the new cricket program, ‘in2 Cricket’ which started last Sunday.

Golf scores Golf Club Competition Results Week Ending March 15, 2014 Chook Run: D. Troughear 23 pts, E. Henderson 21. Beer Run: W. Manager 21 Pts Saturday Comp: 18 Hole Stableford: R. Akapita 43 pts, J. Hendersen 42, K. Rika 37, C. Borrett 36, R. Small 35. Next Week’s Event: 18 Hole Par Upcoming Events: Green Jacket Day, June 15 “Man blames fate for other accidents but feels personally responsible for a hole-in-one” - Martha Bechman Bob Small, Club Captain

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Gove The Old Codgers win NQ AFL Masters

Mick Stimpson having a quiet moment with the trophy.


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grass, the grit and the glory

THE SQUAD Jamie Wilks (c), Des O’Sullivan, John O’Neal, Michael Stimpson, Hamish Simpson, Andrew O’Loughlin, Dave Neenan, Brett Grieves, Garry Upton, David Norris, Justin O’Brien, Matt Creaper, Andrew Stokes, Shane Ogg, Dave Llewelyn, Mike Sandford, Darren Andrews, Kade McDonald, Angus Graham, Shane Wembridge, Matt Watson, Dan Dwyer, Paul Gynell, Tim Bunton, Bert Hovelroud, Stuart Passalaqua.

THE WINNERS: BACK (from left): Hamish Simpson (B.O.G.), David Norris, Paul Gynell, Andrew Stokes, Matt Watson, Kade McDonald, Brett Grives, Bert Hovelroud, Tim Bunton, Dan Dwyer, Dave Neenan, Darren Andrews, Justin O’Brien, Stuart Passalaqua. MIDDLE: Gus Graham, Matt Creaper, Shane Wembridge, Michael Stimpson, Shane Ogg, Michael Opie, John O’Neal, Des O’Sullivan, Gary Upton. FRONT: Andrew McGloughlin, Jamie Wilks (c), Mike Sandford, Dave Llewelyn.

By MICHAEL STIMPSON THE North Queensland AFL Masters tournament was played at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns on Saturday, March 8. For the third consecutive year, Gove Old Codgers fielded a side, and in a landmark year for the town the Old Codgers were looking to erase the disappointment of last year’s loss. Cairns Saints, controversial inclusions in last year’s tournament, would not be there to defend the crown with organisers going back to the traditional over 35s format. True to form, members of the Gove touring party began training in October last year, to ensure that the trophy would board Qantas flight 1944 to Gove at least one last time. Competition started at 12.30 and the day’s third fixture saw an eager Gove side take to the magnificent Cazalys’ field for the first time. The match against 2012 Grand Final opponents Townsville promised to be a torrid affair with the Townsville boys looking to avenge the 2012 defeat. An unfavourable coin toss meant that Gove would begin the 2014 campaign into the teeth of a stiff southerly breeze. After some willing exchanges Gove began to show early dominance. Hamish Simpson scored the first Gove goal when his penetrating pass to the advantage of Paul ‘Leggy’ Gynell sailed over the pack and bounced favourably through the big sticks. Another followed shortly, by Paul Gynell, who kicked well after some impressive midfield work. Within minutes Dan Dwyer found himself in space and on the end of a Dave Llewellyn centering pass. Dwyer’s impressive 40m goal into the wind ensured Gove’s on field dominance was reflected on the scoreboard. Townsville struggled across the park against a Gove side that was better organised and consistently harder at the ball. Gove took a handy two goal lead into the half-time break. The second half started much where the first left off. Gove’s midfield dominated the contest

and the forward line gave the Townsville defence no easy way out. A determined piece of defence by Michael Stimpson earned a free kick with a quick hand off to a flying Gus Graham seeing the ball back into Gove forward 50 and onto the chest of a trademark Jamie Wilks lead. The ensuing shot at goal from a tight angle sailed straight through for another Gove goal. Gove were there to play and they ran riot over a tiring Townsville side. A stunning 50m strike from Hamish Simpson delivered the knockout blow with another from Paul Gynell icing a comprehensive victory. Gove’s first outing for the tournament; a comfortable 8-4-52 to Townsville’s 2-2-14. Early form lines suggested that Capricornia, Gove’s second match, would provide a much stiffer challenge. The opening exchanges were typically fierce with little separating the two sides. Captain Jamie Wilks’ poor form at the coin toss again consigned Gove to a tough slog into the breeze in the first half. The wind advantage provided Capricornia with repeated attacks on goal only to be denied by inspired defence from back line trio John O’Neal, Andrew McGloughlin and stalwart Des O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan’s repeated contested marks under pressure typified the Gove side’s resolve and defensive quality. Capricornia were held goalless but they did accumulate slowly through continued pressure with a steady flow of behinds. Against the run of play and wind a counter attack set up by the Gove defence saw Darren Andrews find Michael Stimpson leading into an open wing. Some clever handling and deft kicking from Brett Grieves and Paul Gynell gifted Simpson a six pointer unopposed and in front to give Gove the lead. Capricornia countered, finding a rare path through the Gove defence, to retake the lead late in the first half. Slowly though, Gove’s determination to be first to the ball began to tell and late in the first half another Gove goal sent the teams to half time all square, Capricornia 1-6-12

Dressing room shenanigans after victory. to Gove’s 2-0-12. The half time mood in the Gove squad was buoyant, having repelled Capricornia’s best with a strong breeze set to aid the second half effort. Results earlier meant that even a close loss would see Gove into the Grand Final but no thought was being given to anything but a resounding win. From the opening bounce of the second half the game was only ever going to go one way. Gove’s ruckman Matt Watson and Kade McDonald dominated as did the on ballers, Shane Wembridge, Garry Upton and Gus Graham. Moments into the second half some smart play from Shane Wembridge released a rampant Dave Neenan with a precision pass. Neenan played on and kicked straight to open the second half scoring for Gove. A booming fifty metre effort from Brett Grieves extended Gove’s advantage, quickly followed by another Hamish Simpson six pointer to put the result beyond doubt. A strong mark inside fifty from Dave Llewellyn set up another goal as he kicked straight to seal a strong win. The final result Gove 6-6-42 defeating Capricornia 2-2-14. In an unexpected twist, results throughout the day meant that Gove and Capricornia would face off a second time in the Grand Final as the two highest finishing teams. The final game would determine the overall winners so Gove’s dominance to this point would count for little should they lose. In another surprise result, Captain Jamie Wilks won the toss and Gove would start the

final game with the still significant breeze at its back. Little had changed from the previous game with the Gove defence resolute and its attack on ball

ferocious. The flow of the game seemed to be with the Gove team but something was indeed different. Gove’s goal kicking accuracy was absent with four shots on goal straying wide for behinds. At the other end Capricornia had managed to kick an early goal off the ground pouncing on a loose ball. Another Capricornia goal followed while Gove continued to struggle with accuracy. Eventually Gove’s attacking efforts bore fruit with Hamish Simpson’s return to the half forward line inspiring some more cohesive attack. Some desperate scrambling in the goal square released the ball to Paul Gynell who selflessly handballed to Jamie Wilks who scored from point blank range. The goal sent Gove into the half time break trailing by just two points albeit having squandered the wind advantage. The half time score Capricornia 2-0-12 to Gove 1-4-10. Facing unfamiliar territory at the half time break the Gove camp was roused by stirring speeches from captain/coach Jamie Wilkes and club stalwart O’Sullivan. The opening exchanges of the final half were suitably intense with Gove’s defence rising to new heights. The half back line of Justin O’Brien, Darren “Paddy” Andrews and Chucky Norris excelled constantly turning Capricornia around. The midfield, led by Shane Wembridge

and Tim Bunton, found space all over the park and repelled anything that Capricornia could offer. Around five minutes into the quarter Gove found themselves pressing forward in a series of rugged contests. Eventually the ball spilled to Gove with Michael Stimpson managing to get the ball out of the pack to a perfectly positioned Tim Bunton who released a flying Brett Grieves to snap a sharp goal putting Gove in front with about a quarter of the match remaining. The Gove side, aided by inspired cameo efforts from Bert Hovelroud, Michal Opie, Andrew Stokes, Shane Ogg, Mike Sandford, and Matty Creeper dug in to ensure there was no way back for Capricornia. Moments later more forward pressure came very close to yielding another but Capricornia managed to clear their goal line and a counter attack loomed but for an inspirational fifty metre chase down and tackle from Dan Dwyer. The resulting free kick fed the ball straight back into Gove attacking area and following a number of stoppages Dave Neenan managed to pounce on a loose ball and kicked off the ground from the forward pocket. The kick looked certain to miss left for a behind, but, as if destiny willed it be, the ball used it’s second last bounce to veer right and travel neatly around the goal post and through for a major. Scenes of jubilation ensued, the grin on Dave Neenan’s face would put Daniel Ricciardo to shame. That would be enough to see Gove home to a special victory. In the end Gove managed to keep a determined Capricornia side scoreless in the second half despite the benefit of a strong breeze. The final score, Gove 3-6-24 defeating Capricornia 2-0-12. In the wrap up Hamish Simpson, a standout on the day despite suffering a calf injury in the second game, was awarded the team’s Best on Ground in addition to the tournament Best and Fairest. The Gove dressing room was abuzz and the sights and sounds will remain etched in the minds of all there for many years to come.

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