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DESPITE Gove’s expected economic downturn, one business has never been busier. The Community Neighbourhood Centre Op Shop ladies (pictured here, Debby Paterson and Melinda Miller) have been run off their feet with a constant flow of people’s pre-loved goods coming in and then going back out into the community. As well as bundles of clothes, the ladies have come across some weird and wonderful items donated to their doorstep. Full story, Page 2.>>

Hospital upgrade being ‘reappraised’ By MATT GARRICK WHAT portion of $13 million promised to upgrade Gove District Hospital will go into the project is anybody’s guess,

with the government last week revealing that plans had changed The Northern Territory government hasn’t specified what changes would be made to an upgrade project planned for

the hospital’s emergency department, but said it was to be “reappraised”. Health Minister Robyn Lambley responded to questioning in NT Parliament last week by saying that, given the

predicted decrease in population for the town of up to 50 per cent, the project would be different from the original plans put in place 18 months ago. “At this point in time, I am not

committing to exactly what we are doing in the Gove District Hospital in the emergency department. Continued Page 3 >>

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Opportunity knocks during time of transition

Program Coordinator of After School Hours and Vacation Care Deb White with Manager of the Community Neighbourhood Centre Bridget Van de Kamp. IN a town’s time of transition, opportunity can knock where you least expect it. While businesses around

town have started to feel a downturn, Nhulunbuy’s Community Neighbourhood Centre Op Shop has been

doing a booming trade. As the Rio refinery ramps-down, people leaving their jobs and moving from town are donating more goods than ever, and keeping the shop’s staff working in overdrive. Manager of the Community Neighbourhood Centre Bridget Van de Kamp said the centre was getting lots of donations daily, and selling just as much. “We’ve got a really wide range, things like wedding dresses, school uniforms we’re getting everything at the moment.” As well as the everyday donations, the shop has been inundated with a fair amount of weird stuff. “It’s caused many a giggle. “Sometimes you open a bag and go, ‘Oh my God! “The lingerie, the videos - you get it all.

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“I think some people just forget there’s someone on the other end sorting it.” She said the load of donations has increased heavily since Rio’s announcement. “Obviously people are downsizing, or they’re moving down south where it’s cooler, so they’re offloading all their summer gear. “We’re getting heaps and heaps.” She said the ladies who run the shop were only just handling the influx. But they have also found ways to distribute the goods

GRAB A BARGAIN: Op Shop ladies Melinda Miller and Debby Paterson showcasing some of their awesome pre-loved goods.

further out into the East Arnhem community. “Now we have our clothes go out to the communities; Ramingining, Gapuwiyak, and those sort of places. “We have someone that flies bags out there.” They also supply clothes to the hospital’s maternity ward. “Because we’re getting more we can actually help more too.” Ms Van de Kamp said despite the influx, the shop was always accepting dona-

tions, no matter how big or small. “We’re always changing stock, so what you might find here one day may be gone the next.” The shop’s average item cost is two dollars, and one day last week they sold over $700 worth of gear. “That’s more than 300 items that disappeared out of the shop in one day. “That’s the sort of figures we’re turning over.” She said people packing up would often come in and drop off bags of donations,

and then leave with hands full of new things that they found. The organisation basically runs on a volunteer base, with a couple of paid staff. As well as the Op Shop, the Community Neighbourhood Centre operates an after-school and holiday care centre at the same location. The Op Shop is currently open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am-2pm, and Saturday, 9am-12pm, behind the East Arnhem Shire offices.

Painting the town more than just red LEFT: The old panels, which were painted by school kids around the year 2000, on the walkway to the Police station are set to be rejuvinated. RIGHT: Sedastin, Benji and Jeremiah show some of the panels that will be replaced following a Community Art Project next week. IT will be out with the old ing Anglicare, Nhulunbuy G o v e F M w i l l b e mended wearing some and in with the new when a Neighbourhood Centre, broadcasting live on the painting clothes to save Community Art Project is Arnhem Early Learning, day and a sausage sizzle good ones from a splatheld in town on Thursday Nhulunbuy Childcare will be cooked up to soothe tering. and Friday, April 10 and 11, Services and the region’s the painters’ hard-earned To register or for more 10am-noon. schools will all be getting appetites. info, contact the NCL (8939 In a bid to beautify the into the awesome holiday Everyone is welcome, 2200) or email office@ncl. town’s centre, the Nhulun- activity. and the NCL have recom- buy Corporation Limited together with local artists, children and community groups are embarking on a project to paint 70 panels and replace the old ones that line the path between the town centre and the Police station. Everyone has been invited to come down and To register or for enjoy the fun day painting more information, the new panels on the lawn area of the Town Centre at contact the NCL on Endeavour Square. 8939 2200 or email As Manager of porate and Community Services at NCL Julie Bryce put it, all you have to bring is your imagination. “It’ll be good to see eve*Please note the Admin office ryone down there together will be closed during these Nhulunbuy and doing something posihours to assist with Corporation Limited the project. tive for the community.” Organisations includ-

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Hospital upgrade being ‘reappraised’ << From Page 1 “However, I indicate it will not be the same as what was originally committed. “I do not know how far we will wind it back, but, when you have a considerable drop in demand, you cannot defend putting in the same amount of resources. That is common sense.” Political opponents have reared their heads in anger over the turna-

round. Territory Federal MP Warren Snowdon said for the government to abandon the health needs of its client population at a time like this was callous. “Even allowing for any Nhulunbuy population decline, the health needs of the approximately 15,000 residents of the region serviced by Gove Hospital aren’t suddenly lessened by the refinery closure. “The Chief Minister must

guarantee that the Gove Hospital Emergency Department workforce will be maintained,” Mr Snowdon said. Local member Lynne Walker said if the upgrade ended up being completely scrapped, it could cause a blow to the local economy. “A $13 million upgrade at Gove Hospital would provide significant employment during construction, at a time when the town is about to lose 1100 workers from the Rio Tinto

refinery.” She said the people of the East Arnhem region deserved upgraded, contemporary facilities as people do in other regions of the Territory. “$13 million was committed by the Federal Government to the upgrade because the facilities were more than 40 years old, not of a contemporary standard and not able to provide best possible emergency medical treatment and patient outcomes.” Ms Lambley said analysis was

underway to assess the impact on the future health needs of the region following Rio Tinto’s decision to curtail the refinery. “We intend to raise this issue with the Commonwealth Government and seek discussions on a proposed way forward.” She claimed the NT Government remained committed to ensuring that the Gove Hospital Emergency Department needs were addressed now and in the future.

Emergency Department upgrade will go ahead: Lambley THE Northern Territory government has guaranteed that an upgrade to the Gove Hospital Emergency Department will go ahead, despite announcing that the project was to be “reappraised”. Health Minister Robyn Lambley said the Department of Health was working on what the project would

entail. “Demographic work is also underway to determine the future needs of the region. “Our figures show that the current use of the Gove Hospital ED is split evenly between Indigenous and nonIndigenous people.

“We are writing to the Federal Health Minister to further ongoing discussion about this project, and will provide the Minister with the analysis of future health needs in the region, so that together we can ensure we build health infrastructure that meets the needs of the East Arnhem region.”

She also said that the NT Government remained committed to a $5 million aged care facility co-located at Gove District Hospital. “This project was fully scoped and is shovel ready. We have written to the Federal Government seeking confirmation of the funds.”

Second stage of ramp-down starts RIO Tinto’s Gove Operations completed the first phase of the refinery suspension at the end of March and will this week commence the second phase of its ramp down. During the first phase of the ramp down approximately 120 people left Gove Operations either through redeployment or redundancy. The second of three production stages will be taken offline this week. A period of about two months

is then required to empty tanks and other storage vessels, clean tanks, pipework and other equipment, and prepare equipment to move to care and maintenance. A further 100 employees will progressively leave Gove Operations during April and May. Gove Operations General Manager Ryan Cavanagh said: “The team on site is doing a very good job managing the safe and orderly ramp

down in alumina production. “As we ramp down the refinery we are continuing to work closely with employees to help them plan their future and try to match individual preferences with business needs.” Mr Cavanagh said Gove Operations commenced a process in early December last year that gave employees the opportunity to indicate whether they would like to continue

working at Gove Operations, seek redeployment to another Rio Tinto operation, or participate in the redundancy program. “Rio Tinto has been able to accommodate the first preferences of 75 per cent of our employees whether that is continuing to work at Gove, being redeployed to another Rio Tinto operation, or participating in the redundancy program,” he said.

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only small clearing between trees. The pilot and her passenger scrambled clear of the wreckage just before it burst into flames. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority in Canberra organised a search and rescue mission, calling out local resources in the Western Gulf region, a RAAF search and rescue helicopter and a medical team from Darwin. The RAAF helicopter located

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Becoming sustainable in a shrinking economy JOHN Tourish is the publican/owner of the Walkabout Lodge and Tavern, a business in town that expects to lose between 50 and 70 percent of their clientele when mining giant Rio Tinto closes down its refinery. Over the past four years, Mr Tourish had spent $4 million transforming the 42-year-old hotel into a proud, family-

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situation. “The commercial world is not a charity,” he said. “The man who drives the Lamborghini usually either sells a lot of drugs or works bloody hard - usually the latter. “And there are people over here who’ve worked hard in the past and will continue to work hard and change their business. “The danger hanging over a town like this is that if the appropriate action isn’t taken, and people don’t embrace it and move forward, it will become the next ghost town.” Mr Tourish, like many Gove business people, is not lying down and accepting the loss of clientele as the death knell for the East Arnhem Land town. He knows if he chooses to stay-on, the new Gove will demand he makes radical changes in the way he operates. He and others need to restructure and diversify; become more efficient and reduce costs; embrace new technology; create new opportunities. “I’m working through a business strategy now

Walkabout licensee John Tourish is taking measures to see his business through Gove’s time of transition. that says for me to sustain myself here I will change the profile of this business and I will have to extend my tentacles further into the community to have an income stream. Otherwise I won’t be here.” He is not alone. While some Gove business people remain stunned and traumatised following the Rio closure announcement, others are proactively preparing for an uncertain future. Taking positive action, Mr Tourish and others have signed on to the Territory Government’s Business

Growth Program, a costfree assistance package designed to suit Territory businesses. The program sees a professional consultant brought into Gove to assess a business’ operating environment, its marketing strategies, its staff and training, its opportunities for growth. A business overview is produced followed by help in creating a business plan, mentor support, a management system, staff retention and technology utilisation. The Territory Govern-

ment’s Department of Business has stationed a senior client manager in Nhulunbuy to advise local businesses of the Department’s restructuring programs. Graeme Kevern has visited over 100 businesses in the community, signing-up 25 of them to the Department’s Business Growth Program with another 30 filling out applications. They are the businesses that are working to become sustainable in a shrinking local economy. “They look for new op-

portunities and things that are available for them to expand in the new Gove,” explains Mr Kevern. “The hard work is still in front of them - that’s implementing the consultant’s recommendations.” For more information about the Gove Business Assistance programs call Graeme Kevern at the Nhulunbuy Community Support Centre (0401 116 812) or email him on au. • Article submitted bu the Northern Territory Departmemt of Business.

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A NEW series of social events will be put on in Nhulunbuy to provide the greater community with information about progress being made by the Gove Taskforce and Gove Community Advisory Committee. As well, throughout the series, attendees will hear from a range of inspiring guest speakers about future directions and possibilities for our region. The events have also been pegged as an opportunity for those who are staying in town to gather, support each other and exchange ideas about what has been dubbed, “New Nhulun”. The first of such events is happening on April 9, with guest

speaker and a director of fuel supplier Cambridge Gulf Limited (CGL) Rob Boshammer from the Kimberley speaking on the topic of Cotton Farming to Fuel: A Kimberley Experience. The sponsor for this event will be local business, Bunuwal Fuel. Local Gove Taskforce representative Denise Fincham (right) said it would be a “Business at Sunset style” event. “This style of function allows people to talk with each other and share their current experiences, the speakers would give some focus on the subject matter and then continue discussions over their canapes.”

She said the speakers chosen for such events would “have a positive message about how their region, life or business faced major change and how they got through it and came out of the experience to where they are now”. Anyone wanting to identify and sponsor a future speaker coming to town to speak about their experience should propose the idea to coordinator Rachel Blundell (0418 431 457). The first Business at Sunset event will be held on April 9 at the Walkabout Lodge, featuring canapes and drinks, plus the guest speaker, for $30 per head.

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“One family is broke and had to close their store on their small community because of it.” Mr Trudgen has also been working with Lahyna Money Management to produce programs for Yolngu Radio to spread awareness of the issue. The country’s leading consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has also weighed into the issue, urging residents to take extreme care when dealing with people who claim to want to give them money. It has been alleged that perpetrators of the scam have been using important information about the phone-owners’ families to convince them they’re owed large sums of money. During this process, it has been reported that some people have handed over bank

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AS natural light floods into her Nhulunbuy studio, artist Janice Clifton Wykes adds a few deft touches to the loving tribute to her four-legged friend, Diesel. Diesel cocks his head coyly to the left as she paints, perhaps posing for the portrait, or maybe quietly ruminating on the talent of his master and oil painter at his side. Soon the whole town will be able to view some of New Zealand-born Ms Wykes’ bright and original works, at an exhibition happening this Friday night at the 4C’s Community Centre. Although she has exhibited works around the world, in such far-flung locations as Azerbaijan on the edge of Europe, and Qatar in the Middle East, this will be her first solo show in Gove. “Travelling has really helped my painting - you see so much, and it just broadens your horizons.” Now getting on a year living in Gove, with her husband Vaughan, two dogs and two cats, Ms Wykes said she was ready to showcase her work here.

ABOVE: Diesel the dog sits loyally as his portrait is painted. RIGHT: Artist Janice Clifton Wykes in her Nhulunbuy studio. “It will be very exciting. “I hope people will be able to walk into the room and go ‘wow’ - I want them to get the wow factor. “If I don’t think one of my paintings has wow factor, then I don’t think it’s finished.” Ms Wykes first picked up a brush in 1994, and has been painting ever since. “The thing I like

about oils is there’s a lot of impact in them - you can really exaggerate the colours.” Since then, she has self-taught herself many tricks of the trade. Now she passes her techniques on to students that she teaches here in town. “It’s one of the most

rewarding jobs in the world. “To teach students and watch them develop - it’s very satisfying. “Sure I’m not saving any lives, but I certainly can improve them.” As well as her own works, Ms Wykes will be showcasing art from her local students on the night.

Cash straps in for hypnotic ride CASH Savage is slowly gaining due respect as a highly-regarded artist of her times. An “acclaimed jewel of dark country blues”, as one previous reviewer has penned. Her sound is blues, country and even gospel-esque at times. Not to mention dirty and dark. In fact over-archingly dark. Above all, her music is full of conviction. There are soaring strings, full-blown horns and a heck of a lot of suspense within this recording. Cash Savage sounds to me like she sings from the depth of her belly. She growls through these songs in the most affecting of fashions. This might just be one of my favourite feature albums so far, although I know I should love all the children equally. The Hypnotiser is the second

release from Cash Savage, following on from her 2011 debut release Wolf. Cash and her band toured extensively off the back of that first release, gaining experience with the rigours of long kilometres on the roads, band-reshuffles and, most importantly, by playing together. The line-up for Cash’s band, The Last Drinks, is now firmly fixed and provides incredible gravity to the tracks off The Hypnotiser. This album makes me want to start drinking whiskey. Cash Savage is a story-teller. She has filled The Hypnotiser

Opening night of Janice Clifton Wykes’ exhibition entitled Snapshots in Oils is this Friday, April 4 at 6pm, at the Gove Regional Arts Centre (4C’s, Opposite the bakery). The exhibition will also be open on Saturday, April 5, from 10am-2pm.

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They come, they saw, they conquer: Sawmill comes to life TRAVELLERS approaching the Garma site turnoff, 10km south of the Gove airport, are likely to have their attention drawn to a security fenced area on the right hand side of the road. This security fencing bounds the area that in earlier times was the site of the Dhumpua residential college for Indigenous students from northern Australia. Today, Yolngu men have transformed this unique environment into a timber production site. The view through the mesh fence reveals many stacks of sawn timber ready to be used in building construction projects and furniture manufacturing. Close to the southern boundary is the heart of the enterprise. Under an open-sided canopy can be seen a Mahoe saw that features two circular blades which are at right angles to one another. This arrangement enables a side and an edge of a timber beam to be cut from a log in one pass of the cutting head. A team of six Yolngu men operate one of the two Mahoe saws. Trevor Dhamarrandji, Samuel Gurruwiwi, David

them said, “We plan our work so we can work together safely and use the equipment properly”. This team of men is employed by the Gumatj Corporation. Mill Manager Simon Lander said, “This team works so cohesively it makes my job very easy. “Over the next few months the grounds will dry out and several of the guys will commence felling with Gordon and the increased operations will

Ralpa Program graduates work hard at their jobs at the Gumatj sawmill. Mununggurr, Ian Mununggurr, Jason Yunupingu and Matthew Gurruwiwi work in unison to operate pulleys and levers that adjust the blades. In this way the group is able to accurately cut ordered sizes of timber planks and beams that are then stacked ready for consignment. The production responsibilities are coordinated by Mill Supervisor Gordon Armstrong. Prior to demonstrating their prowess with the Mahoe mill, the men enthusiastically gave a ‘walk through’ of their

activities. It was explained after cutting down mature trees that the logs were trucked to the work area where they were stockpiled before milling the products. Walking around the area the men pointed to different stacks of timber that would be used for such products as building materials, floor boards, and household furniture that would be made in the Gunyangara furniture shop. The men, who live at Birritjimi (Wallaby Beach), Gunyangara (Ski

Beach), and Yirrkala, are transported to and from the work site daily. Leaving their homes about 7am attracts various types of awakening mechanisms in the absence of alarm clocks. All except Trevor claim they are awakened by the birds or the morning light. Tr e v o r c l a i m s h e awakes when it is dark “to have a cup of tea while awaiting the arrival of the truck”. All of the men are graduates of the Ralpa program sponsored by Rio Tinto at Nhulunbuy.

Not only do they show a passion for their work, but also claim they were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn “a lot of useful things from the Ralpa program”. Comments like, “I feel good and enjoy the work”, “My family is proud of me”, and “This work shows there is a future for my kids”, are impressions of job satisfaction and why these men have chosen to become a family of workers. Pivotal elements of the Ralpa program were evidenced when one of

require utilising the two Mahoe saws.” Evidence the corporation has installed a cohesive and proactive workplace for enhancing workforce capabilities is identified by career development opportunity. Moreover, by creating a workplace for their skills development and empowering these men who are succeeding in their work roles, the opportunity is there for them to build meaningful lifestyles.


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new ways to market and promote your business including promotions that don’t rely on price discounting developing and driving a customer focussed approach merchandising tips and techniques selling techniques to convert enquiries into sales and increase your average sale per customer time management, stress management and goal setting techniques to help you keep on track

Participating businesses will receive: • A 4 hr workshop (focusing on influencing visitor behaviour, generating increased $$ and turning customers into ambassadors for your business). • On-site 1 hr coaching session with the presenter which include firming up your personal action plan (identify customer challenges, evaluate current performance and identify ways to positively influence results). • A Customer Experience Audit • Follow up coaching support - via phone, or skype to support ongoing business improvement. For bookings or for more information contact 0401 116 812 or email The cost associated with participation into this program is supported though the Territory Business Growth program as part of the Department of Business, Gove Business Assistance initiative. Arafura Times

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What’s On

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

Paintings by Janice Clifton Wykes exhibited this Friday.

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. Walkabout Dart Competition 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 Sunday. Emma in the Beer Garden from 3pm - Walkabout Tavern. Every Tuesday. Pool Comp at the Arnhem Club, from 7pm. Every Tuesday. Trivia at The Arnhem Club, 8 - 9.30pm.

 letters to the editor/comment A bizarre week in Territory politics


THE CLP government is in crisis following three disaffected members of their back bench staging a dramatic walk-out of the Territory parliament last Thursday. The rift had deepened by last weekend with Chief Minister Adam Giles advising that Alison Anderson had been suspended from their parliamentary wing meetings, but, curiously, such disloyalty has not earned her expulsion from the CLP. The two other members, Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu and Larisa Lee, have publicly declared that if one goes, they all go. They claim that their dissatisfaction stems from promises made to Indigenous people in bush electorates which have not been delivered and, to top it off, Alison Anderson has labelled the CLP as “racist”. In what was one of the mostbizarre events in Territory politics, and with less than two weeks to a by-election in Terry Mills’s seat of Blain, the CLP could see its 16 seats reduced to just 12. This would mean they can only govern in minority, assuming they

LAST week’s Arafura Times featured an article titled History between the pages, about the origins of former Nhulunbuy newspaper, the Gove Gazette. In this article it said Arnhem Land Historical Society historian Phil Herdman has “a comprehensive collection of papers from Gove’s history”. Mr Herdman does collect the newspapers, but does so on behalf of the Nhulunbuy Community Library. Gove’s collection of historical newspapers can be found at the library. If anyone has any historic newspapers that could be included in the collection, please contact Mr Herdman on philgove@bigpond. com.

had a deal with the he even said they were independent member “looking at bringing it for Nelson, Gerry forward”, recognising it Wood. was a significant conWHILE Adam struction project which Giles lurches from would stimulate jobs and one crisis to another, spending in Nhulunbuy. Health Minister The upgrade at GDH, Robyn Lambley rewith funds committed Electoral News sponded to a question by NT Member for Nhulunbuy three years ago, should I asked in parliament have nothing to do with LYNNE WALKER last week about a population decline or whether the $13m upgrade to the whether those who present at ED are emergency department at Gove indigenous or non-indigenous. District Hospital had been dumped. It is about our 42-year-old hospiHer response was that the govern- tal having modern, state-of-the-art ment was “reappraising” the demand facilities to provide the best possible for health services but also said medical treatment and patient outthey could not “justify” the spend, comes now and into the future. evasively concluding with: “I am This decision is short-sighted and not committing to exactly what we is about the CLP simply wanting to are doing in the GDH emergency grab funds and spend them where it department. better suits their political purposes. It “However, I indicate it will not is shameful. It will no doubt be one of many be the same as what was originally subjects up for discussion this week committed”. This complete backflip flies in when Opposition Leader Delia the face of what Adam Giles has Lawrie visits, along with my fellow stated publicly, not only reaffirming MLAs Michael Gunner and Nicole his commitment to the upgrade but Manison.

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Fri 4. ART EXHIBITION OPENING. Oil paintings by Janice Clifton Wykes. Gove Regional Arts Centre, Captain Cook Community Centre (opposite bakery). 6pm. Fri 4. Juniors Fishing Competition Briefing, NRSFC Clubhouse, 4C's, 4.30pm. Sat 5. ART EXHIBITION. Oil paintings by Janice Clifton Wykes. Gove Regional Arts Centre, Captain Cook Community Centre (opposite bakery). 10am - 2pm. Sat 5. LIVE MUSIC. Jekks and the Priests of Heka, Arnhem Club, 9pm - 1am.

Can club secretaries please send in a list of their events planned for the year to so they can be included in the What's On section.


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THERE is no argument that the natural beauty of Gove makes it a great place for kids to grow up. Pictured here, a couple of youngsters got to enjoy it up close

and personally as the big waves hit the rocks near the Macassans campground. Off the Central Arnhem Road not an hour from Gove, there are

many beaches to explore along the road that leads to the Macassans turn-off including Turtle, Little Bondi and Dhaliwuy Bay. Thanks to reader Jo Smith,

who sent this sensational photo in - locals are encouraged to keep their photos coming into editor@ for publication in Wild About Gove.

To submit an entry send your photo as an email attachment to and please include your contact phone number. Photos need to be in full resolution, between 1mb and 10mb in size. Photos with date stamps impressed into them will not be considered.... Happy snapping!

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Locals want to crack into croc egg trade A LANDMARK research project has revealed that a majority of Indigenous Territorians would be interested in taking up employment opportunities in wildlife-based enterprises. The project, carried out by a interdisciplinary research team from Charles Darwin University, investigated the work preferences of Indigenous people living in the remote Arnhem Land communities of Yirrkala, Ngukurr and Maningrida. CDU Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods’ (RIEL) Professor Stephen Garnett said earlier research had suggested that wildlife-based enterprises, such as bush tucker farming, crocodile egg gathering and wild buffalo mustering, could create jobs in remote Indigenous communities. “Our research shows there is a high level of interest in employment in wildlife-based industries among Indigenous people living in the Territory, with around 50 per cent of respondents indicating their preference to be involved,” Professor Garnett said. “Young men were particularly interested in animal-based industries, whereas involvement in plant-based industries was more likely among middle-aged people of both sexes. “People currently employed as land and sea rangers were more likely than others to express interest in wildlife based

enterprise involvement, particularly plant-based initiatives.” Professor Garnett said the level and type of interest differed between communities, reflecting differences in history and culture. “While the market demand for wildlifebased enterprise is currently low, there is a strong indication that such employment opportunities would be taken up by Indigenous people,” Professor Garnett said. Professor Stephen Garnett worked alongside Northern Institute Senior Research Fellow Dr Kerstin Zander who lead authored the paper and RIEL Research Fellow Beau Austin. PHOTO: CDU’s Professor Stephen Garnett was part of the research team that investigated the likelihood to Indigenous Territorians taking up jobs in wildlife enterprises.

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Department of the Chief Minister, Mitchell Street, Darwin. TWO academics in linguistics have warned that Professor Marie Carla D Adone and Dr Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama co-presented some sign languages used ‘Alternate Sign Languages in Arnhem Land’ at CDU last week. by Indigenous people in “We also looked at their structural Arnhem Land are almost make up, compared them with other sign extinct. The pair gave voice to the normally languages and discussed their potential silent world of Indigenous sign languages development paths,” Professor Adone at a lecture at Charles Darwin University’s said. “It was a continuation of the discussion Northern Institute in Darwin last week. we began with the launch last year of Professor Marie Carla D Adone and Yolngu Sign Language authority Dr Grammar Sketch, where we discussed Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama co-presented who uses Sign Language, where, when Alternate Sign Languages in Arnhem and with whom.” Professor Adone said Yolngu Sign Land last Wednesday, March 26. “Some of these alternate sign lan- Language was typically used during guages are in danger of becoming extinct ceremonies and for communicating at because young people are not using them,” distance during hunting. “It functions as a primary sign lanProfessor Adone said. “We will lose them unless something guage for communicating to the deaf and as an alternate language when silence is is done about it.” The co-authors of the ground-breaking required.” From a document or small parcel through to dangerous goods and bulk commodities, Toll has the She said it was important to engage A Grammar Sketch of Yolngu Sign Lanexperience, the infrastructure and the global networks to get your freight moving – across towns, guage, discussed sociolinguistic elements decision-makers, academics and the across countries, across continents and delivered to your door in Gove. of several sign languages that are regarded public in a conversation about this as having been part of Indigenous culture silent, invisible, valuable yet diminishing element of Indigenous culture. for thousands of years.

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UT & Ab ut NHULUNBUY’S Town Hall bubbled with fun, sound and energy last Saturday morning, for the NCL Art and Craft Markets for March. As well as great crafty goods from local designers including jewellery, photographs, cards and clothing, there was plenty of tasty food and fresh vegetables for sale.


This month’s markets were hosted by the hard-working crew from Nhulunbuy Primary School. For those who may have missed their art fix for the month, the NCL will also be holding a Community Art Project in the town centre on April 10 and 11 (more info, page 2).

Katie and Poss Thompson.

Mary Colquhoun and Sophia Russell. Jasmine Pascall, Danielle Bond and Courtney Hodgson. ABOVE: SATURDAY IN THE SHADE: Stephanie, Emma, Brodie, Anna, Sam, Linc and Ryan. BELOW: Michelle, Ella, Brett and Jade Nel.

Rhoda Shine and Sarah Bamford cooking up the barbecue

Ellie Phillips and Wanetta Willis. Alex Wilbur catching up with Richard Seden.

ABOVE: Asha, Suzi and Shanti Monteiro. BELOW: Sarah, Jaxon, Ashley and Nick Walker.

ABOVE: Marketeers Tina Trudgen and Laura Weckert. BELOW: POPPIN’ FRESH: Sarah Grant and Kiever Piefke.

Richard and Cassandra Mann. Sally and Kaneesha Wagg.

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Keeping an old tradition afloat

FRIDAY night barbecues at the Gove Peninsula Surf Club are as much a part of the local lifestyle as camping, fishing and strolls on East Woody. That’s why it was hard to hear recently that they could all be over, due to dwindling numbers of club members available to run the barbecue, unless other groups could pitch in to save it. Which, in true Gove fashion was exactly what happened; businesses and community groups from across town

jumped on board the barbecue roster to take the weight off the surf club and keep the age-old Friday evening tradition alive. Last week, the Nhulunbuy Christian College Parents and Friends group had their turn, and roasted up delicious tucker for the town to enjoy. Surf Club members have encouraged everyone to come down and have a feed this Friday, and remember that membership renewal time is happening now.

Kylie Whyte (centre with child) celebrating her birthday with friends.

Maylea, Tanya and Dave Neenan.

Sarah Hope and Haylen Newman.

ABOVE: Ron Erasmus, Ricky Butler, Jackson Hoffman and Latif Whyte from the Nhulunbuy Christian College Parents and Friends group man the barbecue. RIGHT ABOVE: James, Summer, Cindy and Abbey Jessup. RIGHT: Dee, Robbie, Hamish and Joel Bensley.

ABOVE LEFT: Sue Smith and Aroha Cockle. ABOVE RIGHT: Terry Boyle and Kristy Prowse. RIGHT: Bala and Kieran. BELOW LEFT: Esther and Katelyn Rika. BELOW CENTRE: Jade and Caren Erasmus. BELOW RIGHT: Denise and Neil Coxon.

RIGHT BELOW: Gove Peninsula Surf Club’s Brett Parfitt was busy signing up new members on the night - he’s here with Jeanne Lorraine and John Morgan.

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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: “Not Easily Broken” (M a) - A struggling couples relationship is put to the test when the wife is in a car accident and they must both question what their love really means to one another. 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 NRL Footy Show 10:10 Fat Tony & Co 11:10 The AFL Footy Show Late 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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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: “The Ex” (M 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 Football: Brisbane Broncos Vs Parramatta Eels 9:00 Football: Sydney Roosters Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 11:00 Movie: “Flight Of Fury” (AV v,l) - After four years in Oklahoma studying twisters, meteorologist Jan returns to Berlin and immediately recognises the warning signs of an unprecedented storm that threatens to devastate the city. 1:00 Movie: “Lean On Me” (PG v,d,l) - When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he’s faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything to turn the school around, he puts everything on the line to give kids a chance. 3:05 Impractical Jokers 3:30 Brand Developers / 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The Making of A Hollywood Madam” (M a,s) 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: Hawthorn Vs Fremantle 9:30 TBA 10:30 Movie: “Hollywoodland” - After George Reeves’s death is ruled a suicide, a private detective sets out to prove that he was the victim of foul play. 1:00 World’s Strictest Parents: Tennessee - This week, Micah, a boy at war with authority and school drop out, Stacey, head to Tennessee, USA, to spend a week with the picture perfect Davies family. No swearing, no smoking, no wild parties and early curfews. Can seven days of tough love reform our tearaway teens? 2:00 Border Security USA 2:30 Home Shopping / 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:35 Inspector Rex: The Pursuit Of Eternal Life 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 Caroline Quentin’s National Parks: New Forest 8:30 Time Traveller’s Guide To Elizabethan England 9:30 The Teacher Who Defied Hitler 10:25 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Feed 11:30 Alter Ego: Stefanos is the front man, guitarist, and soul of the incredibly popular rock band Alter Ego, who have had groundbreaking success. However, a twist of fate changes their path on the journey to fortune and fame, and the group is ultimately rocked by a heartbreaking tragedy 1:40 Kurt Wallender: The Priest 3:00 Heavyweights 4:40 Bad Language


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer Michael Gudinski 11:30 Australian Story 12:00 The Next Big Thing 1:00 Would I Lie To You? 1:30 Movie: “Flying Leathernecks” (PG) 3:10 Movie: “Love And Pain And The Whole Damn Thing” (PG) 5:00 River Cottage Veg Every Day 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise - Tragedy hits Saint-Marie when a university reunion party that DI Richard Poole is attending is brought to an abrupt halt when one of the group is murdered. 8:30 Midsomer Murders - When the owner of Finchmere Airfield is dropped from a plane to meet a gruesome death, Barnaby and Nelson find the exciting world of stunt pilots and military heroes hides many dark secrets. 10:05 Good Cop: Police officer, Sav, is stalked by an unpredictable gang member and a catch-up with his estranged partner doesn’t turn out as planned. 11:05 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 11:35 Rage Guest Programmer Michael Gudinski 5:00 Rage

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 The Garden Gurus 11:00 Animal Emergency 11:30 The Middle 12:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 3:30 The Bottom Line 4:00 South Aussi With Cosi 4:30 4WD TV 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 1:30 Movie: “Long Weekend” (AV v,l) - Hoping to put the spark back into their relationship, Peter and Marcia take a camping trip that quickly turns a fight for their marriage into a horrific battle for their lives. 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 Please Marry My Boy 12:30 TBA 1:30 Football: Western Bulldogs Vs Richmond 4:30 New Zealand On A Plate 5:00 Football: Collingwood Vs Geelong 9:30 Strike Back 10:30 Sevens V8 Supercars 2014 Highlights 11:30 Up All Night: Mr. Bob’s Toddler Kaleidoscope 12:00 Desperate Housewives: Who Can Say What’s True / What’s The Good Of Being Good - With Carlos still in rehab, Gaby asks for Lynette’s help in wooing a high- stakes company to sign with Carlos’ firm. Renee talks Bree into getting out of the house and having some fun at a bar. Bree’s life continues to spiral as her alcohol consumption rises and Alejandro’s current wife suspects foul play is afoot and has a confrontation with Susan. 2:00 Auction Squad 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Cendrillon 3:45 Piano Notes 3:55 Contact - David Hurn 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita Bitesize 5:35 Treasures Decoded 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Survivors: Nature’s Indestructible Creatures 8:30 The Story Of The Jews 9:30 Movie: “Black Book” (MAV n,v) - In Dutch and German. 12:10 Movie: “Eye In The Sky” (M l) - In Cantonese. Produced by Asian screen legend Johnny To, this Hong Kong crime thriller takes the form of a tight cat-and-mouse game between a police surveillance team and a villainous crime operative. 1:50 Hasan Everywhere 1:59 Naked Calendars 2:00 The Secret World Of Pain 3:00 The Necessities Of Life 4:50 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 Rage 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 The World This Week 11:00 7.30 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Compass 2:00 Death In Paradise 3:00 Art Of Germany 4:00 Big Art Ideas 5:00 Midsomer Murders: Dark Autumn 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Ice Age Giants: Land Of The Cave Bear 8:30 Rake 9:30 Waking The Dead: Care (Part 2) 10:20 Wallander: Faceless Killers 12:00 Movie: “The Tropic Of Cancer” (MA l,s) - The sexual exploits of an American in Paris. Based on Henry Miller’s celebrated novel. 1:25 Movie: “Mary Of Scotland” (G) - The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords. 3:30 Ice Age Giants: Land Of The Cave Bear 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: West Tigers Vs Manly Sea Eagles 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 7:10 60 Minutes 8:10 Fat Tony & Co 9:10 Person Of Interest 11:10 Who Gets The Last Laugh: Who gets the last laugh? pit’s two comedians against each other in the ultimate prank challenge. Given the same situation and elements with which to work, the guest comedians must dream up the funniest and most outrageous pranks possible, then successfully unleash them on the public. 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 Guys With Kids 1:00 TBA 3:30 Better Homes And Gardens 5:00 The Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 6:30 Football: Essendon Vs Carlton 10:00 Sunday Night 11:00 Royal Pains: Business And Pleasure - Hank and Christina are getting cozy, even though she doesn’t fully understand the charm of the Hamptons. But their little love bubble gets burst when Evan meets Christina at the Hamptons Speed Rally and is miffed that Hank has been keeping his new relationship a secret. 12:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2014 Highlights 1:00 Harry’s Practice 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Wainwright Walks 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Subaru World Of Cycling 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Lost Worlds: Finding Babylon’s Hanging Gardens 8:35 Tales Of The Unexpected 9:30 Dirty Business 10:30 Movie: “Blackout” (M a,v,l) A ‘what-if’ drama documentary exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain’s national electricity grid. 11:55 Tour Of Flanders 2014 2:00 Movie: “Twice Upon A Time” (M l,s) - In French and English. Charlotte Rampling and Jean Rochefort star in this Césarnominated comedy as the darlings of 1970s French cinema forced to reunite after 30 years apart, having gone to extreme lengths to avoid each other since their abrupt separation. 3:40 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 4:40 Destination Flavour Bitesize



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Landline 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:10 Kingdom 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Monroe 12:25 Movie: “The White Tower” (PG) 2:05 Movie: “The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle” (G) 3:40 Movie: “Swing Time” (G) 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: “Tender Mercies” (PG l,a) 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 TBA 8:10 Love Child: Joan fears the worst when Annie kidnaps her baby back from the McNaughton family. Johnny makes a shocking sacrifice to help Shirley and their sick baby. Patricia’s dreams for the future are shattered when her boyfriend finally visits Stanton House. 9:20 Embarrassing Fat Bodies 10:20 Inside Story: Twisted Minds 11:20 Oh Sit! 12:20 Nitro Circus Live 12:50 Nine Presents 1:00 Extra 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: “In The Line Of Duty: Smoke Jumpers” (PG v) 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 TBA 8:30 Revenge: Endurance 9:30 How I Met Your Mother: Rally 10:00 How I Met Your Mother: Good Crazy / The Magician’s Code 11:00 Talking Footy 12:00 Parks And Recreation: Ann’s Decision 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters - Alan tries a dangerous ploy to get Amanda’s attention. 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 World’s Oldest Child 2:00 Battle Castle 2:50 The Globe Collector 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Living Black 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 6:30 SBS World News 7:35 Mythbusters: Duct Tape Conyon 8:35 Vikings: Treachery 9:30 RocKwiz 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Clown: Thor’s Eye - Frank tells Joan Orting that he’s insatiable in bed. Joan doesn’t think he’s being quite honest and encourages him to do something about any sexual problems he may have. Frank and Casper think that women have reduced men to a pack of mules. 12:00 Shorts On Screen 12:35 Movie: “Lovesickness” (M s,l,v) 2:15 Movie: “The Blacks” (M a,v,l) 3:40 Inside Nature’s Giants



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 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Dirt Game 4:10 Kingdom 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:45 Little Crackers: Tommy Tiernan 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foregin Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Lost In Translation 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Book Club 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Movie: “Sister Kenny” (G) 2:35 Grand Designs: The Lifeboat Station 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round: Eastern Suburbs Vs Randwick 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: “My Ble Heaven” (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 TBA 8:10 The Big Bang Theory: The Table Polarization 8:40 The Big Bang Theory: The Holographic Excitation 9:10 2 Broke Girls: And The Not Broke Parents 9:40 2 Broke Girls: And The Hold-Up 10:10 Two And A Half Men: The Dutchess Of Dull-In-Sack 10:40 Two And A Half Men: Sips, Sonnets And Sods 11:10 Sullivan & Son: The Pilot, One More Time 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: “A Child Lost Forever” (PG a) 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:15 Resurrection: Two Rivers 9:15 Parenthood: Jump Ball / You’ve Got Mold 11:15 Smash: Musical Chairs - New circumstances give rise to conflicts as Karen, Tom, Julia and Derek adjust to their new surroundings. Tensions at ‘Liaisons’ are also coming to a boil, ensuring that the show will find its place in Broadway history. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Bad Day To Go Fishing 2:55 Wonderful Indonesia 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 Royalty Close Up 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Killing: In Danish. Grüner is found dead, bound to his wheelchair. Now there are only two members of the squad left, Jens Peter Raben and Lisbeth Thomsen, whose whereabouts are unknown. Raben is still on the run and heading for Sweden, where he knows Thomsen lives. 12:05 Love Ect. 1:50 The Good Life 2:00 Movie: “Heaven On Earth” (M l,v,a) In Punjabi and Hindi. 3:50 Destination Flavour Bitesize 4:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014



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 ABC News With Ros Childs 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Devil Island 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Dirt Game 4:10 Kingdom 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 Agony Of Modern Manners: Work 9:30 The Kumars: Daniel Radcliffe, Chevy Chase & Olivia Colman 10:00 The Wrong Mans 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Hustle 12:35 Movie: “The Little Minister” (G) 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 1 (Split Round): Williamstown Vs Box Hill 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: “Shorts” (PG a,v) 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 TBA 9:10 CSI: Love For Sale - A 16 year old girl with ties to a brothel dies and Nick and Greg have to investigate. 10:15 CSI: Miami: Blood Sugar 11:10 Partners: Sperm Und Drang - Ali gets a pregnancy scare, Louis decides to have a baby as well, Joe and Louis’ relationship is tested. 11:40 Extra 12:05 The Avengers 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 Movie: “Not Like Everyone Else” (PG a) 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 11:00 Surveillance Oz: An extraordinary moment as a child slips through the cracks between a platform and a train. A man takes a deadly walk through a tunnel and brings the city to a standstill. Caught on camera, a house explodes on the back of a truck, plus hilarious CCTV of one of our worst drivers trying to exit a parking lot. 11:15 Defiance: I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 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 Tea and Coffee Trails With Simon Reeve 8:35 One Born Every Minute 9:30 The Bridge 10:35 SBS World News Late 11:10 Movie: “The Page Turner” - In French. Ten-year-old Mélanie Prouvost is a gifted pianist and it is decided that she will sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she gets distracted by the president of the jury’s offhand attitude and fails. Ten years later, Mélanie becomes the woman’s page turner, waiting patiently for her revenge. 12:40 Movie: “Stella” (M a,l,s) 2:30 Movie: “Niloofar” (M a) 4:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014

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SUDOKU No. 192

Your  Lucky 


Stars  

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A friend who is constantly making the same mistakes may seek your advice. Give them constructive criticism. Otherwise, you may hinder their decision. Romance. You may be so concerned with getting everything right at work that you neglect your partner. Find a better balance.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) A family member may ask to borrow your things. This is fine, but make sure they are returning them in the same condition as you had them! Romance. A person whom you dreamt about does not exist in real life. They may remind you of somebody that you know, however! It’s uncanny!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


Don’t let the recent attention you have been receiving go to your head! You may be receiving the attention for all of the wrong reasons! Romance. A chance meeting in a place you know well could be a sign of things to come. Visiting often may help put you in touch with the right person.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) An unexpected meeting later in the week will help to restore your confidence. Accept all of this person’s praise and compliments with grace. Romance. Your partner will appreciate your willingness to attend events; even though they know you aren’t as interested as they are.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) An interesting turn of events will put a friend on the spot. If they seem to be struggling to answer your questions, they may be hiding something. Romance. A conflict of interest between you and your partner may cause a temporary setback. Don’t let this come between you for long, however.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) At times, you may feel taken for granted. There is someone who has not forgotten you, however. Try to spend more time with people like this. Romance. You may be surprised at the very honest approach taken by your mate. This personal characteristic of theirs is going to take you far.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Don’t ignore some advice given to you by a friend. This person is on your side and should be trusted. Remember, you can turn to them when you need. Romance. Your mate’s sudden change of heart may seem irrational. There is an explanation which you are not aware of, however.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) You might be feeling a little self-conscious this week. A recent comment made by a friend was meant as a compliment, but somehow you have taken it the wrong way. Romance. After comparing your partner to other people, you may find yourself even more in awe of them. Be happy!

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A close family friend may ask more of you than you are ready to give. You may choose to turn them over to your parents instead. They can help this person. Romance. A romantic evening will go well. You’ll be in a positive mood and will be more than willing to forget about a recent disagreement.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Your boss may not realise what has been going on recently. Don’t allow yourself to be criticised for something that isn’t your fault. You may want to send an anonymous letter. Romance. Your partner may be exhausted from work. Draw them a bath or prepare their favourite meal.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.


A lucky gamble may help to make up for some previous losses. Be careful not to gamble away your winnings, however. Romance. Pressure from other people may cause strains in your love-life. Otherwise, this will be a very good week. Push ahead of the commotion!

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Time spent alone will give you a chance to think over recent events and to make an important decision. Be sure to weigh all options before coming to a conclusion. Romance. Your love-life is going well in general at the moment, but this week will be a little slack. Don’t panic!

–Elizabeth Kubler-ross

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The Nhulunbuy Community Toy Library will be holding an

Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 12, 9am to 11.30am at the Captain Cook Community Centre, Arnhem Road.

Easter Hat Parade (9.30am) Easter Egg Hunt Craft Games Raffles and Fun

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East Arnhem Regional Council

East Arnhem Regional Council





TENDER No. . B-WM1415.01

TENDER No. B-WM1415.02

Closing Date: 14:00PM CST, 7TH MAY 2014

Closing Date: 14:00PM CST, 7TH MAY 2014

A full description of the Contract Requirements is available by accessing and downloading tender documents online at

A full description of the Contract Requirements is available by accessing and downloading tender documents online at

Interested and eligible bidders are to submit their tender via electronic lodging on by the closing date.

Interested and eligible bidders are to submit their tender via electronic lodging on by the closing date.

For Enquiries: Ms Emma Clay Senior Technical Officer East Arnhem Regional Council (08) 8986 8905

For Enquiries: Ms Emma Clay Senior Technical Officer East Arnhem Regional Council (08) 8986 8905

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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.



East Arnhem Regional Council





TENDER No. B-AC1415.02 Closing Date: 14:00PM CST, 7TH MAY 2014

TENDER No. B-AC1415.01 Closing Date: 14:00PM CST, 7TH MAY 2014

A full description of the Contract Requirements is available by accessing and downloading tender documents online at

A full description of the Contract Requirements is available by accessing and downloading tender documents online at

Interested and eligible bidders are to submit their tender via electronic lodging on by the closing date.

Interested and eligible bidders are to submit their tender via electronic lodging on by the closing date.

For Enquiries: Ms Emma Clay Senior Technical Officer East Arnhem Regional Council (08) 8986 8905

For Enquiries: Ms Emma Clay Senior Technical Officer East Arnhem Regional Council (08) 8986 8905

Government Quotations & Tenders Northern Territory Government Quotations and Tenders are listed online. You can find our current, future and awarded quotations and tenders on our website. Visit or call (08) 8999 1937. 14 – Arafura Times

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April a time to check smoke alarms NHULUNBUY’S Fire and Rescue Services have reminded locals that all residential properties must have a working smoke alarm, and April is a good time to check yours is working. The NT Government announced changes to the Fire and Emergency Regulations to mandate working smoke alarms in all NT residences as of November 1, 2011. If you are a home owner and already had a working ionization smoke alarm installed, you do not have to change to a photoelectric smoke alarm until one of the following occurs: • Your smoke alarm ceases to work - you need to replace it with either a hardwired 240 volt photoelectric smoke alarm with 9 volt back-up battery OR a photoelectric smoke alarm with a sealed 10 year lithium battery; • You sell your home; • You rent out your premises or

renew a tenancy; or • You hire out your caravan or movable dwelling. Officer-in-Charge at Nhulunbuy Fire Station Colin Snowden said although all working smoke alarms were better than nothing, the photoelectric type of alarm was strongly favoured by fire services worldwide, as they are able to detect smouldering fires that are not as quickly picked up by the ionization type of alarms. “The new regulations require all owners of residential property across the Territory to have working smoke alarms. “All those who currently have ionization smoke alarms are required to replace them with photoelectric smoke alarms when

their existing alarm ceases to work.” In the instance of a tenancy change, renewed lease or sale of property, a landlord or seller must ensure that a working photoelectric smoke alarm is installed. The responsibility for ensuring the alarm in a tenanted property is maintained in working order is that of the tenant. These new regulations apply to all residential dwellings and movable dwellings including caravans, and temporary accommodation including safari-style tents. Approved smoke alarms are available from all major retail outlets and hardware stores. More information is available at (08 8995 5400).


Do you work? Are you employed by a company? Do you employ and manage staff as part of a company? A Fair Work Inspector from the Fair Work Ombudsman can help you understand your workplace rights and responsibilities. Come and meet with one of our Inspectors at Nhulunbuy on Tuesday 8th April (9.00 am to 5.00 pm). Where: Room 3, Training Regional Centre Nhulunbuy Chesterfield Circuit, Nhulunbuy. Alternatively, you can make an appointment by calling the Darwin office of the Fair Work Ombudsman on (08) 8943 4524 You can also visit or call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm


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Gove Rugby League


Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Time: 7pm Place: Hindle Oval All positions will be declared vacant. Current and new members welcome. Please come along to support the continuation of our club. For further information contact

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Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited Health workers from across Arnhem Land gathered at the Walkabout Lodge for a five-day workshop last week.

Helping kids have a healthy start HEALTH workers from across Arnhem Land gathered in Gove last week to take part in an important workshop where they learnt ways to improve lives of those born in remote communities. The Health Promotion in Community Based Primary Maternity Care workshop went from last Monday to Friday, and was all about how to make sure Aboriginal people living in remote communities are having a healthy start to their lives. Funded under the National Partnership Agreement Indigenous Early Childhood Development,

the workshop had attendees from Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala as well as Maningrida, Milingimbi, Numbulwar and Bulman. Coordinator of the workshop Jeanne Lorraine said one of the most important aspects of the workshop was teaching prevention and risk reduction. “Rather than waiting until people develop chronic conditions.” The workshop was facilitated by Lecturer from Deakin University Berni Murphy.


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

Community Assistance Programme The Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (NCL) recognises the vital role that individuals, community groups and organisations play in contributing to the creation of a vibrant and sustainable township. The NCL has assistance programmes to encourage and support individuals and groups in the community to engage in activites that advance the quality of life in Nhulunbuy.

1. Community Support Programme This programme aims to support groups for amounts of up to $1,250 for one-off activities or projects that benefit the Nhulunbuy community. These may include (but are not limited to) events, community projects or purchasing of equipment for community groups.

2. Partnership Programme This programme aims to invest in the development of the Nhulunbuy community by offering amounts of up to $2,500. Applicants applying for a Partnership Programme must match the funding amount requested.

NT HERITAGE GRANTS The Territory Government is offering NT Heritage Grants to individuals and organisations working on projects relating to a significant heritage site in the Territory. Priority will be given to projects relating to declared heritage places under the Heritage Act. For more information or to apply, phone 8999 5039 or visit Applications close Friday, 25 April 2014.

The Partnership Grant supports projects that align closely with the NCL’s identified plans and endorsed activities, and have the potential to build community capacity. Applicants in this category must be incorporated bodies, and must be based in Nhulunbuy. Application forms can be requested / collected from the NCL office in Endeavour Square, or via email to Applications close at 4.30pm on Friday, May 16, 2014. For more information on the Community Assistance Program, please visit our website at or contact Estelle Cuperus at (08) 8939 2200.

Arafura Times

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Chair now hangs in Mando’s hangout

THE story goes that Darryl ‘Mando’ Manderson used to enjoy a few icy beverages down by the beer shed, the Halfway House, whenever he played a few rounds at the Gove Country Golf Club course.

Now a chair has been handmade and hung near this spot on the course, so other golf-thirsty locals can sit and enjoy a cold one, in tribute to Mando. Mando was a long-term and

much-loved local man who passed away following an incident at the Gove alumina refinery on Tuesday, February 25. His partner Coral Dennerley’s father and sister constructed the

chair, and it was put in place near the end of the first green to commemorate the hard work Mando did helping maintain the club grounds over the years. “Now people playing a round

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

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Belinda Verrall E:

Contact: President Jamie McVeigh M: 0458 034 402 Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Arnhem Early Learning Centre Contact: Director 8987 1004 E:

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

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E:

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

Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Secretary Lisa Pullen P: 0418 609 807

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Angela Madden P: 8987 1500 E:

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Michelle Finnan E: Nhulunbuy Toy Library

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

Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083 Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640 Gove Touch Footy Contact: Victoria Mastin E: Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E: Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499 MOPS Contact: Nat Todd P: 0409 972 816

Gove Astronomy Club Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 Gove Country Golf Club & Gove Country Golf Club - Juniors Contact: Jamie Henderson E: P: 8987 3191 Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530 Gove Junior Football Club Contact: David Hill P: 0438 861 599 Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094 Gove Netball Assoc. Contact: Helen Clark - Pres P: 8987 3728 M: 0438 873 728 Gove Peninsula Festival E:

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Stephen Wolfaardt P: 0488 082 503 Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0409 173 562 Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre Contact: NCNC Director P: 08 8987 2191 E:

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264 Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha, P: 0437 141 291

Thu 03

Fri 04

Time 0434 1037 1654 2242

Time 0512 1117 1729 2317

Time 0548 1157 1803 2352

Ht 0.70 3.26 0.87 3.30

Ht 0.64 3.15 0.98 3.29

Sat 05 Ht 0.65 3.00 1.11 3.23

Time 0624 1237 1836


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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

RSPCA: Contact: RSPCA Volunteer P: 0437 526 502 Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Sharon Norris P: 0401 153 100 E: Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E: Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training Contact: Grahame Deppeler P: 0439 033 688

Ht 0.71 2.82 1.25

Time 0028 0702 1321 1910

Time 0107 0746 1410 1949

Ht 3.12 0.81 2.64 1.39

Ht 2.98 0.93 2.47 1.53

Tue 08 Time 0150 0839 1510 2041

Ht 2.82 1.06 2.35 1.64

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Mon 07

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

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

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

Sun 06

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

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

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 02

Church services

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Maria Akapita (Director) P: 8987 3311 F: 8987 3097 E:

can take a load off, have a beer there and remember him,” said Coral. She also thanked everyone for coming out to hang the chair on the day.


W/E Mar 30 W/E Mar 30 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


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

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Tuesday 25/03




Wednesday 26/03




Thursday 27/03



Friday 28/03


Saturday 29/03


Sunday 30/03






























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

Weather details o


Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 24 30.6 23.5 1.0 Tuesday 25 31.7 23.2 0.4 Wednesday 26 32.2 23.8 2.4 Thursday 27 31.7 21.7 NIL Friday 28 32.4 23.2 TCE Saturday 29 32.2 24.2 NIL Sunday 30 33.0 24.1 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 230.4mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Mar 24 to Sunday, Mar 30

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1012.6 hPa on Saturday Min: 1007.1 hPa on Monday Averages for the month of March Max temp: 31.3 Min temp: 23.9 Rainfall: 278.8mm



Ski Beach community members liven up the Gunyangara Women’s Centre and Playgroup. FOR the last couple of weeks, transition successfully into Ski Beach has been the centre later schooling. Commonwealth Bank of a big renovation rescue, and the whole community has been employee David Kemp was in Gove from Sydney as part getting involved. The Gunyangara Women’s of a program to lend his skills Centre and Playgroup was to assist local Aboriginal closed down six months ago, organisations with projects in and started to fall into a state their communities. He said seeing the smiles of disrepair. Now, the Gumatj Corpora- on the faces of the Ski Beach tion together with the local residents had been a rewarding community have pitched in experience. to revitalise the centre, and “We’ve been working get it up and running again to alongside the community to provide a childcare service to help them fix up their centre. “Hopefully it will stand as women so they can work. The idea was that the centre one of the building blocks of could now also be used to pro- their healthy community.” On Saturday, March 22, the vide women with recreational activities like painting, act as community chipped in to help a meeting point, bring routine paint colourful pictures for to the community’s young kids kids on the building’s exterior, and help foster education at a and a barbecue was held as young age, to help children part of the fun.

Tour de ArnhemlAnd 2014 ABOVE: Jawun Secondee David Kemp with Ski Beach resident Heather Yunupingu. RIGHT: Inside the newly revamped Playgroup building. BELOW: Members of the Jawun Indigenous Community Secondment Program recently helped the Ski Beach community clean up their Women’s Centre.

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Race day with a twist

Riders and their bikes at the end of the three-hour enduro. Parsons for sponsoring this event and for his continued support. Many thanks to all the volunteers who ENGINES were revved and ready to go last Saturday morning, when the assisted on the day especially Teresa and Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club (NMCC) the team from St Johns Ambulance. And a big thanks to Dhimurru held their first Enduro event for 2014 Aboriginal Corporation and Traditional - the Bob Parsons Tyrepower Enduro. The day started with a twist as riders Owners for use of the land. Enduro events have been going on for had to begin the race backwards; once the green flag dropped, riders jumped over 30 years in Gove. RESULTS off their bikes and turned the correct 1st: Vic Hall and Darren O’Dwyer way round, and off and racing they went. 2nd: Dan McVeigh This was quite the crowd pleaser and 3rd: Sam Clarke got a few giggles. 4th: Brett Grieve and Nick Munnings NMCC would like to thank Bob ABOVE LEFT: Dan McVeigh shoots through the water. ABOVE RIGHT: Shawn Gordon takes on a tough part of the track. RIGHT: WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Vic Hall and Darren O’Dwyer. START LINE WITH A TWIST: Riders sitting backwards on their bikes. Photos: CASSIE HENNIG

Ready to reel in some holiday fun KIDS can get ready to reel in some fishing fun this school holidays, with the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club’s juniors competition. The competition starts on April 5 and goes through until April 27. Come along to the briefing night on Friday April 4 at 4.30pm at the 4C’s clubhouse, have a sausage sizzle, meet the other kids and collect your tags ready to start fishing. Even if you’re not in Gove during the holidays, the competition means you can fish anywhere within Australia and be eligible to win. All you have to do is take a photo of your fish,

Golf scores Golf Club competition results Week Ending March 29, 2014 Chook Run: D VanRangelrooy 22 Pts Beer Run: R Bailey 22 Pts; J Chrznowski 21 Pts c/b; D Troughear 21 Pts c/b Saturday Comp: 18 Hole 4 BBB Stableford: A McLoughlin/M Opie 46 Pts; G Whelan/S Radley 43 Pts; K Gentle/G Barrodeen 42 Pts c/b; B Walmsley/D Troughear 42 Pts c/b; P Birch/L Waters 41 Pts c/b/ Next Week’s Event: 18 Hole Stroke Upcoming Events: Green Jacket Day, June 15 *Gove Gulf Open June 7-9 - Nomination forms now available at club. *Second Qtr or remaining of year playing membership fees now due. “I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced” - Lee Trevino Bob Small, Club Captain

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and in the photo, you need to be in the photo with number tag and your fish on a brag mat to be eligible for measurement (as in the photos below). Then send it in via email during the competition or by the final day of fishing by 5pm. To enter, collect your forms and make payment via Gove Tackleworld and Outdoors.

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Sports reports deadline is 10.30am, Monday prior to publication

Good sports hit the courts KIDS took to the courts in big numbers last weekend when Gove Tennis hosted a fun-filled juniors’ tennis tournament. The Gove Closed tournament featured 43 players and competition categories of Red Ball, Orange Ball, Green Ball, 13s and Under, 16s and Under and 18s and Under. There were a mammoth 112 matches played, filled with 1320 games and 2771 minutes of match play all up. The tournament was part of the Tennis Australia Medibank Junior Development Series. Outgoing Club Manager Nicky Mayer said there were close matches all weekend. “And a huge thank you to all of

the parent helpers, who umpired the red ball and orange ball matches and volunteered in the kitchen and on the BBQ.” As Nicky is getting ready to leave the region after more than 15 years involvement with Gove Tennis, the new 2014 club committee took the reigns and ran this last tournament. The next tournament will be in May and will be both a juniors and seniors event. Gove’s tennis community is now preparing to farewell its friendly and tenacious manager, with Nicky holding her last week of coaching in Gove this week, and setting up to depart at the end of April.

WINNERS Red Ball Singles Winner: Callum Rogers Runner-Up: Jonah Marr Red Ball Doubles Winner: Lilly Bircsak and Keala Florian Runner-Up: Pip Cook and Lukas Bircsak Orange Ball Singles Winner: Ryan William Pe Merrett Runner-Up: Joeseph Holmes Orange Ball Doubles Winner: Jai Florian and John Dwyer Runner-Up: Huw Cook+Jacob Paul Mery 13 and Under Singles Winner: Remi James Grieve

Hugo O’Callaghan gets under a high ball.

Red Ball player Jonah Marr in action.

Joey Holmes in the Orange Ball competition.

Runner-Up: Jamie Jones 13 and Under Doubles Winner: Remi James Grieve+Jamie Jones Runner Up: Liam Arkoll and Tallis Naughton 16 and Under Singles Winner: Joseph Mayer Runner-Up: Jack Alec Kirby 18 and Under Singles Winner: Harry Walker Runner-Up: Jack Alec Kirby 18 and Under Doubles Winner: Sione Faingaa+Joseph Mayer Runner Up: Jack Alec Kirby and Harry Walker

Louis O’Callaghan mid-shot.

Nikki Cuperus mid-serve.

Rory Arkcoll hits the court.

ABOVE: Nikki Cuperus, Mitchell Barrett and Riley O’Neal. RIGHT nearest: Riley O’Neal looking for a lob. RIGHT middle:Jed Atkinson played well in the Orange Ball competition. FAR RIGHT: Alice O’Grady ready for play in the 13s and Under division. BELOW LEFT: GO GOVE TENNIS: Sione Fainga’a, Jack Kirby and Remi Grieve. BELOW RIGHT: Good sports Hugo, Joey, Maciu and Jamie-Lee.

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