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These kids have talent!

THE audience at Nhulunbuy’s Town Hall on Saturday morning enjoyed a bumper morning of stellar acts who participated in Anglicare’s local talent quest “Gove Has Got Talent”. Members of the top three acts selected by the judges on the day were (from left): Jamie Yunupingu, Jerome Yunupingu, Nathan Thorne, Shyrell Brian, Siena Stubbs, Tayla Edwards, Mickayla Mununggurr and Nanukala Burarrwanga. (PHOTO: Corey Bousen). MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 18. >>

Kava traffickers to be targetted “


By Mark Bousen

NORTHERN Territory Government has vowed to continue to target people bringing kava into Nhulunbuy and its surrounding areas.

Attorney-General John Elferink told Arafura Times the Government remains committed to ensuring criminals do not benefit from proceeds of crime. “The devastating health effects kava has on the people within our remote

communities is well documented, and it is disappointing to see offenders profiteering from the sale. “I make no apologies for pursuing these offenders and holding them to account for their criminal actions.

“We must do all that we can to protect vulnerable members of our community,” he said Kava sells for about $1000 a kilogram in the Gove region. Continue Page 2 >>

We must do all that we can to protect vulnerable members of our community.


Kava traffickers to be targetted << From Page 1

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Two cases are pending involving the forfeiture of cash, totaling more than $200,000 from the illicit sale of kava. The cases involve the seizure of $90,000 in one case and $130,000 in another. Details of the cases are not available. These follow at least two other cases where vehicles/cash were seized and forfeited either as crime-used or crime-derived incidents for contravening the Kava Management Act (KMA). These usually involve possession of either trafficable or commercial quantities of Kava destined for sale or as a result of sale. The Minister’s statement follows

a successful High Court of Australia appeal on the validity of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act, AttorneyGeneral John Elferink said. The High Court upheld legislation that allows the Northern Territory Government to seize property belonging to people declared to be drug traffickers. Last week’s decision follows convicted drug trafficker Reginald Emmerson’s challenge to the Northern Territory Government’s drug-trafficker forfeiture laws, after his property was seized in 2011. Mr Elferink said the decision was reassuring and should serve as a warning to offenders that they will not profit at the expense of the community. “This Government is committed to introducing legislation that will


Under the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act, a drug trafficker’s property can be forfeited regardless of whether it was directly derived from proceeds of crime. Kava is not a “trafficable drug” by legal definition under NT legislation where it is governed by the Kava Management Act (KMA). Unlike the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA), licences to sell Kava are available under the KMA as is the right of persons over the age of 18 to purchase, possess and use Kava within prescribed limits and circumstances. The MDA makes no such allowances in relation to any of its prescribed substances. The KMA contains offence provisions which relate

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make offenders accountable for the crimes they commit and protect innocent and vulnerable members of our community,” Mr Elferink said. “The community expects that we are tough on criminals and has measures in place to prevent their offending behaviour. “Law and order, and community safety remains a top priority of the Country Liberals Government. “In 2012-13, more than $3.6 million of crime-used and crime-derived property was forfeited which included eight properties, four motor vehicles and $127,000 in cash. “Items regularly forfeited under the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act include property (land and house), motor vehicles, cash, and money often held in bank accounts.”

to the possession or sale of Kava in amounts or quantities which are classified as either ‘trafficable’ or ‘commercial quantities. However, that alone does not correctly support a view that kava is a ‘trafficable drug’. Kava is not a prescribed drug under the MDA - it being an entirely different type of substance which falls outside the definition of ‘dangerous drug’. Kava, not being a substance within the MDA falls entirely outside that statutory regimen. Accordingly, not only have there been no instances where a person has been declared a ‘drug trafficker’ as a consequence of breaching the KMA it is legislatively impossible for that to occur.

New NLC executive keen to engage By Corey Bousen THE powerful Northern Land Council (NLC) says it is concerned about the possible reduction in key services delivered to Aboriginal people in the East Arnhem region following the imminent closure of the Gove alumina refinery. “The mothballing of the refinery is a very serious matter, and we’re concerned as to what’s going to happen around service delivery and the maintenance of those services to Aboriginal people, including health, education and housing,” NLC newly appointed CEO Joe Morrison said. “From a broader point of view, I’m interested in what the refinery closure means in terms of broader northern development issues. “We’ve got a situation here where the town is going to return to an Aboriginal majority over time and presents all sorts of new challenges, not just for the town itself but for the region.” The NLC - which assists local Traditional Owners (TOs) in the administration of their land and sea rights - held a meeting of its 16-member East Arnhem

NLC CEO Joe Morrison and Chairman Sam Bush-Blanasi in Nhulunbuy last week. (PHOTO: Corey Bousen). regional council in Nhulunbuy last week and Mr Morrison and NLC Chairman Samuel Bush-Blanasi were keen to highlight that the new leadership is eager to work with local TOs in securing a long-term and sustainable future. Continued Page 3. >>

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Gov’t can’t save Gove - but there are options: Scullion By AARON SMITH FEDERAL Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion says the Government can’t save Nhulunbuy, but believes there are several opportunities available for development of the region. He listed defence, Customs and forestry as industries which could secure the financial security of the region following the closure of the Rio Tinto Refinery. “The town is a mining town and the mine has stopped and there’s no one issue you can do to change that,” Senator Scullion said in the Torres Strait last week. “However, we are considering a number of options, obviously defence has a capacity as it is a strategic area; there are infrastructures there; also Customs could re-deploy there.” Senator Scullion said: “I’ve been speaking to the Gumatj and Ritharrngu who are principal traditional owners of the area and townships affected, and they’re pretty buoyant.” The Senator also said it was important to acknowledge many people are going to leave. “In terms of a good opportunity to develop the town, I don’t think we will

every get the numbers of people we had before. “The other opportunity is a place of educational excellence, because we have the capacity of the schools which have a great Naplan record. “There’s a potential to consider boarding facilities adjacent to existing schools. “There are many ideas being canvassed around but it’s important to acknowledge that many people are going to leave.” Senator Scullion said: “One of the opportunities is, of course, the forestry opportunity. “We have thus far been rehabilitating the land by planting new trees, which are the same trees that were there before. “With respect to the beautiful environment around Nhulunbuy, there’s plenty of Miniata Tetrodonta forest, but it’s very hard to sell, as they will take more than 20 years to mature. The Minister said: “But if they were to introduce an Acacia Mangium, which is quite a green ugly looking thing, but it grows very fast, and reaches maturity in just seven years in a plantation, then woodchipped off the wharf, straight into a ship. “There’s a market for it, the Chinese will come straight away.

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Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion inspecting the crayfish factory on Badu Island in the Torres Strait last week. “The Tiwi Islands have Senator Scullion was in between $160-200 million the Torres Strait to attended worth of this timber ready a forum and meetings with now, to the extent they are Traditional fishers and now building a wharf and with Protected Zone Joint getting on with it.” Authority (PZJA).

New NLC executive keen to engage << From Page 2. “We have a new Chairman, a new executive and I’m the new CEO, and we’re all very keen to engage with traditional owners and others here,” Mr Morrison said. “TOs here want the land council to play a role here regarding longer-term economic development opportunities. The concern is that it will be left to

From NITV NEW data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the gap in the employment figures for Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians is widening. It breaks a 15-year trend of improving figures,. The Close The Gap targets were set five years ago. The goal set at the time was to halve unemployment rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people by 2018. But new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in January show a reversal in 15 years of progress. In 2008, 75 per cent of non-Indigenous people were employed, that’s gone up by 0.6 per cent. But the figures for Indigenous Australians were better in 2008 than they are today, with the rift widening as the figure for those employed drops to 45.9 per cent.

Aboriginal people to work that out once things have been withdrawn.” Often a focus of frustration for the private sector when trying to get new projects up and running, Mr Morrison said the NLC is keen to work with the private sector to achieve economic development in East Arnhem Land. “The most obvious things is that we will keep performing our functions, such as the processing of leases,

with the consent of local Traditional Owners.” Mr Morrison said the NLC is interested in what will happen to excess housing stock in Nhulunuby once the refinery closes. “When you have a community (Yirrkala) down the road that’s dealing with over-crowding then obviously those issues are front and centre.”

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AS far as tales of boom and bust in remote communities go, the experiences of the Ord River District in Western Australia’s Kimberley region show that it is possible to recover from economic crisis not just once . . . but even twice. In a sobering but inspiration talk at the ‘New Nhulunbuy’ community event at the Walkabout Lodge last Wednesday, Rob Boschammer, Deputy Chairman of the Ord River District Co-operative Ltd (ORDC), recounted the rise and fall of the cotton industry in the Ord River District in the 1960s and 1970s. Economic salvation was to arrive decades later with the emergence of the sugar cane industry in 1990s - only for that to fail too, when the Korean owners closed the small Ord Sugar Mill in 2007. Despite facing severe economic crises twice in the past 50 years, the local community has faced up to the challenges since 2007 to build a profitable economic future through the creation of co-operatives for the ownership of community assets and for-profit businesses that cover fuel distribution, port operations and agriculture. The creation of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme in response to drought conditions in the Kimberley saw the establishment of the township of Kununurra in the early 1960s and allowed the emergence of a cotton industry. The nascent industry then failed in the 1970s due the withdrawal of government bounties and the emergence of pest problems that caused low yields in a depressed world market. “For 10 years, the Ord was a really scary place,” Mr Boschammer told the more than 50 Nhulunbuy locals who were present for his talk that was organised by the Gove Community Advisory Committee. But with a core group of community and business people remaining, the 1980s saw some recovery with the start of a tourist industry and the establishment in 1983 of the Argyle Diamond mine 185 km away from Kununurra. “The sugar industry started in 1994 and we thought our future was guaranteed,” Mr Boschammer recalled.

But the sugar industry also failed in 2007 when expansion of the Ord scheme did not occur as promised and the small-scale mill was closed by its Korean owners. Since then, those who remained in the area talked a lot about how to go forward and the irrigation assets of the region were subsequently vested into a grower owned co-operative, while other community businesses are operated for profit. The result means that the growers in the region now have control over their own destiny, Mr Boschammer said. The Gove Community Advisory Committee’s “New Nhulunbuy” event was sponsored by Bunuwal Fuel, which is a joint venture between local company Bunuwal Investments and ORDC’s Cambridge Gulf Ltd, of which Mr Boschhammer is also the Deputy Chairman.

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NORTHERN Territory-based regional airline Airnorth has announced changes to its schedule that will double the number of direct flights between Darwin and Groote Eylandt to six a week. The changes, which will come into effect from 12 May, will mean a reduced transit time for travelers between Groote and Darwin who may have previously flown to Darwin via Gove, but will reduce the number of flights between Gove and Groote Eylandt from six a week down to three. The new schedule will see Airnorth introduce direct morning flights between Groote Eylandt and Darwin, three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, while its existing afternoon flights on the same route and same days will now depart 30 minutes later. The number of evening flights between Gove and Groote, which currently depart daily except Saturday at 9.20pm, will be reduced to Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only. Between Gove and Darwin, Airnorth will maintain its current frequencies but with a slight adjustment to the timing of flights. The airline currently operates daily flights, except Sunday, that leave Gove at 8.20am and arrive in Darwin at 10am. This will change from 12 May, when the airline will depart Gove at 6.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in Darwin at 8.10am, with the current 8.20am departures continuing on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Flights from Darwin will also change from the current schedule which sees the airline depart the Territory capital at 7.15pm every day of the week, except Sunday, arriving in Gove at 8.55pm. This schedule will continue on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but will change on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays when the aircraft will leave Darwin 30 minutes earlier at 6.45pm, and arriving in Gove at 8.25pm. Airnorth’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Michael Bridge stated this new schedule was due to changes in business demand and feedback from valued passengers on their Groote Eylandt and Gove routes. “We have provided consistent and quality air services to the communities in the Gulf region and East Arnhem Land since 1998 and we’ve released this new flight schedule to provide improved options for the residents of these communities,” said Mr Bridge.










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Playground a hit with the kids Photos supplied Nhulunbuy resident Dean Verrall says the Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (NCL) needs to be congratulated for the new playground that has been built near his home in Bunggulwuy Close. “My kids were waiting in excite-

ment while the playground was being built and when it opened every kid in the neighbourhood came flocking over. “It’s brought a lot of smiles to the area,” Mr Verrall said. “It’s a great new thing the corporation has done for this end of town and

I think the kids a going to have a lot of fun here.” The NCL said a little more work - including installation of grass and a water supply - is required before the project is completed but said it was happy to hear some positive feedback from the community.

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ALL ngapaki (non-Yolngu) must obtain an access permit from Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation before entering any of the Designated Recreation Areas. Dhimurru issues the access permits with delegated authority from the Northern Land Council, pursuant to the Northern Territory Aboriginal Land Act 1979. The Act requires all individuals wanting to access Aboriginal Land to have a current access permit. Access without the correct recreational access permits is a prosecutable offence. Permits enable people to have access to Recreational Areas on Aboriginal land, whilst ensuring that land owners conditions and requirements are met. General Access permits are available for periods of 7 days, 2 months, or 12 months (renewable annually). Fees are charged for permits, and this income helps Dhimurru to undertake its management activities in the Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Areas (IPA). The following Recreation Areas require a General Permit:

Guwatjurumurru (Giddy River) Wathawuy (Latram River & Goanna Lagoon) Daliwuy (Daliwuy Bay) Garanhan (Macassan Beach) Ngumuy (Turtle Beach) Baningura (Little Bondi Beach) Yarrapay (Rocky Point) Banambarrnga (Rainbow Cliffs) Gumuniya (Buffalo Creek) Gadalathami (Town Beach) Wirrwawuy (Cape Wirrwawuy) Dhamatjinya (East Woody Island) Galuru (Easty Woody Beach) Middle Beach Lombuy (Crocodile Creek) Ganinyara (Granite Islands) Nhulun (Mt Saunders) Gayngaru (Town Lagoon) Children under 18 years are provided with an access permit free of charge. Visitors (including extended family) must have a current permit to access Aboriginal Land. Continued Page 7. >>


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Gove Pharmacy’s regional commitment DARRYL Stewart (right), the owner of the Gove Pharmacy in Nhulunbuy, has already seen a drop in sales as families begin the exodus from the East Arnhem town. It’s a worry. “In the first six weeks of this year we have noticed impacts from declined sales already,” says Mr Stewart. “We started losing staff since the announcement happened. But I think it’ll become really noticeable in the next couple of months.” The next few months will see growing numbers of workers and their family leaving town following mining giant Rio Tinto’s decision to close curtail the company’s alumina refinery, a move that will see over a thousand jobs lost. The closure is due to be completed in July with loss of at least 2000 people from town expected. In an effort to deal with the new realities of doing business with fewer customers, Mr Stewart, like many other local business people, has taken advantage of one of the NT Government’s business assistance programs

on offer to the businesses of Nhulunbuy. The scheme pays for a highly qualified consultant to do an assessment of the business’ and make recommendations for changes that may help the owners make it sustainable. They assess a business’s operating environment, its marketing strategies, its staff and training, and 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. Mr Stewart has completed three stages of the program. “They were beneficial,” he surmises. “They give you the opportunity to engage consultants to help give you an overview of your business and its more about your viability in the future: whether you are going to maintain profitability even when losing a predicted 2000 people. “It gives you strategic insight into how you can survive; what is the future for the region and the

essential medicines and professional services for the region’s Aboriginal Health Centres. “We had grown our business substantially, specialising in professional support for Indigenous health centres,” explains Mr Stewart. “Our pharmacy is now less reliant on traditional community pharmacy income streams and has focused our efforts on becoming a regional supplier of goods and services to include many

This means for example that even if the Brown family (consisting of 2 adults and xx children) in Nhulunbuy has an Annual General Permit and a permit sticker is displayed on their vehicle, other Browns (their extended family) are required to obtain their own General Permit when they come to visit. Once a Permit has been issued the holder of the permit must read the Terms & Conditions (ie. Things you need to know) attached, and sign the permit to validate. Holders of Annual General Permits are given a sticker to display on their car. All other permit holders are asked to display their Permit in the windscreen of the vehicle in which they are travelling. It is important to note that all Permit holders, including Annual General Permit holders are required to carry their permit when visiting Recreation Areas. Special Permits are issued for areas that are under threat from overuse and/ or where exclusive opportunities for

the new population,” he recalls. As Mr Stewart begins work on the fourth stage of the Business Assistance Program, he says he is open to making the changes necessary to make his business ready to meet the demands of the emerging economic environment. “All things aside,” he says, “we have a commitment to the region and we’ll continue to make the adjustments that will make our business sustainable.”


Gove Business Assistance things we can look at to maintain our turnover.” Mr Stewart wants to continue to do business in Nhulunbuy. His Gove Pharmacy has won the Territory’s most-prestigious business award, the 2009 Northern Territory Telstra Business Award.

At the award ceremony, Telstra Country Wide Group Managing Director Brett Riley said since being taken over by Darryl Stewart and his family in 2005, Gove Pharmacy had become not only a vital part of the local community but also the source of

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of the Aboriginal Health Services in our region.” One of the main things that became apparent in his assessment by the program’s consultant was how valuable the Indigenous section of the market was. “One of the things that came out of it was the fact that, if I took away our Aboriginal health business and we were going to operate as a stand-alone retail pharmacy, we would not be able to survive with

single group camping is being provided - the number of vehicles allowed in these areas is limited at any one time. These areas are Wa]uwuy (Cape Arnhem), Ga]ami (Wonga Creek), Gapuru (Memorial Park) and Ma] agaymi (Scout Camp). If you intend visiting any of these areas, you need a Special Access Permit in addition to your General Access Permit. Special Permits are issued on a day/ day basis, meaning that permits must be obtained for each day that you intend to visit a Dhimurru Special Recreation Area. This includes the day’s during which you enter and exit the Designated Recreation Area. Please contact the Northern Land Council to apply for access permits to all areas outside the Dhimurru Designated Recreation Areas or for purposes other than recreational. Liquor management arrangements in the Dhimurru IPA are organised so the holders of a Liquor Permit can carry and consume alcohol in some of the Designated Recreation Areas. Both the Liquor Permit and your Dhimurru Ac-

cess Permit prohibit beer and mixed drinks in stubbies or glass containers in any of the Dhimurru Designated Recreational Areas. Note Gumuniya (Buffalo Creek), Lombuy (Crocodile Creek), Galaru (East Woody), Nhulun (Mount Saunders) & Gadalathami (Town Beach) are designated dry areas - no alcohol permitted. Please take note of these restrictions as liquor permits can be revoked and fines issued as a consequence of drinking in dry areas. Permits can also be revoked if the permit holder is found to have been leaving bottles or cans lying around as litter. Liquor permits can be arranged through the Department of Justice; Licencing, Regulation & Alcohol Strategy office located on the CDU Campus, phone (08) 8987-0451. Please visit the Dhimurru Office (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 12noon and 1pm to 4pm), call us on 08 8939 2700 or visit our web site ( for further information and/or to obtain your Dhimurru Access Permits.

Information for employers with staff who are on temporary sponsored visas. Due to the changing business environment in Gove, some businesses may be considering the options available to support their staff on temporary visas, or looking to identify solutions and migration options to solve their labour shortage demands. If you have staff who are on temporary sponsored visas, the Department of Business can inform employers about their choices and options. If demand is high, a staff member could visit Gove for oneon-one meetings to assist business. Please register your interest by contacting Richard Foo 8999 5286 to discuss your specific circumstances.

Employment solutions The Gove Business Assistance program can also fund workforce planning assistance to help address the challenges faced by businesses in retaining and training employees. New employment policies and practices may be required as a result of the implementation of the consultant’s recommendations for restructuring. 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.

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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.


Fri 18. Good Friday. Sat 19. Easter Saturday. Sun 20. Combined Churches Dawn Service at Cape Wirwawuy at 6.30am. Mon 21. Easter Monday. Thu 24. Kap'Yong Day Memorial Service at the Cenotaph at 10.50am. Fri 25. Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Boat Club at 5.45am. Fri 25. Anzac Day Parade from Primary School to Cenotaph starting at 10.45am. Fri 25. Anzac Day Memorial Service at the Cenotaph at 11am. Fri 25. Traditional Anzac Day activities at the Arnhem Club from 11.45am until late. Fri 25. Anzac Day


Sat 3. Gove Arts Theatre presents: Blurred (a play). The Cell, in 4C's, 7.30pm. Tickets from Nhulunbuy High School front office. Sun 4. Gove Arts Theatre presents: Blurred (a play). The Cell, in 4C's, 2.30pm AND 7.30pm. Tickets from Nhulunbuy High School front office. Sat 10. Nhulunbuy Primary School Mother's Day Markets & Fete Spectacular. Markets begin at 3pm. Entertainment kicks-off at 5.30pm.

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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 letters to the editor/comment A 10 per cent swing against the CLP

I SPENT last Saturday on my feet at Sacred Heart Primary School in Palmerston, one of three booths in Terry Mills’ old seat of Blain, handing out how to votes for Labor’s candidate Geoff Bahnert. Trying to win over the hearts and minds of the voters of Blain in one of the CLP’s safest seats was always going to be tough; a 13.9% swing against a popular retiring member not impossible but a challenge. The end result, a 10% swing against the CLP is still a good result and a result if translated across the Territory would see them lose seven seats. Terry Mills was on the same booth as me for the best part of the day. He did look slightly awkward and sheepish when I joked and asked him why he wasn’t wearing the CLP uniform of a bright yellow shirt. But I’m not sure who was the more awkward when Adam Giles, who just on a year ago took on Terry Mills’ job as chief minister, arrived for a quick visit. Terry Mills promptly abandoned his sentinel at the front of the school and made a quick exit for a phone call. Adam Giles, clearly not recognised by one CLP volunteer who offered him a how to vote, then made a bee line for a photo opportunity with their candidate, then snuck quietly out the back of the school. Also at this booth for the afternoon was independent candidate Matthew Cranitch - I suspect soon to be the former president of the Australian Education Union in the NT. Curious that he could spend 18 months battling the CLP government against their rejection of Gonski funding and savage cuts to Territory schools and then preference the CLP second on his ballot. And not to mention just

abandoning critical EBA negotiations with the government. In spite of saying he had teachers’ support, he was a bit light on for volunteers and so recruited foreign backpackers to lend a hand. Retaining Blain does give the CLP a skinny majority of 13 of the 25 seats in parliament but it

does not guarantee Adam Giles the top job, nor restore harmony to a team that is deeply divided. Especially so with Alison Anderson now on the cross benches and hell bent on highlighting those divisions and failings in delivering to remote areas. For my part, I will continue to hold the CLP

government to account about their treatment of this region and will be wanting to know if the $80 million in by-election promises for Palmerston will mean sacrificing services and infrastructure from Nhulunbuy with the withdrawal of the $13m GDH emergency upgrade the thin end of the wedge

Electoral News

by NT Member for Nhulunbuy


and an aged and disability facility a fading dream.

Glenn a winner at Business at Sunset

YBE’s Glenn Aitchison was the lucky winner of a $150 Woolworths’ voucher after his business card was randomly selected from a draw at Friday night’s ‘Business at Sunset’ networking function at the Gove Boat Club. With the event organised by the NT Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Sea Swift, Glenn is pictured with Sea Swift’s NT General Manager Chris Sheppard and the Chamber’s Deputy CEO Katrina Halse.


Northern Australia Development information session

DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER The Northern Territory Government strongly supports the Australian Government’s commitment to producing a white paper on Northern Australia with the aim of driving growth across the country by capitalising on the natural, geographic and strategic assets of the North. Northern Australia covers around three million square kilometres with a population of approximately one million people.

Key stakeholders and the general public are invited to attend a briefing session on the Northern Territory Government’s Northern Australia Development agenda. A briefing session will be held at: NHULUNBUY: Tuesday 22 April 5.00pm - 6:30pm Walkabout Lodge RSVP to or 1800 733 458. Further information can be found at

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Ralpa trainees celebrate halfway mark THE halfway mark for trainees completing the Ralpa Program was celebrated recently with friends and family at the Ralpa Family Day. The 10-week program is a tailored job readiness program aimed at getting Yolngu men and women into real jobs. The program is run by the Rio Tinto Alcan Gove Operations ALERT team in partnership with Traditional Land Owner Groups. The Family Day was on April 3 and was attended by over 50 family and friends who learnt what the trainees had been doing for the past five weeks. Several presentations were made by the trainees who used a smart board and props to help demonstrate what they had learnt so far. ALERT Supervisor Gary Barnes said one of the highlights of the day was the presentation by trainees on how to conduct a vehicle pre-start

check. “Trainees used a cardboard box made into a ute to demonstrate what they had learnt about checking over a vehicle to ensure it is in good working order before it is used. This is an important skill and can be used in the workplace and back at home,” Mr Barnes said. General Manger Gove Operations Ryan Cavanagh (above) told the trainees he was impressed with their progress to date.

“This group of trainees has been very motivated and dedicated to learning and participating. It has been great to see you asking interesting questions and willing to learn and improve,” Mr Cavanagh said. Upon completion, graduates of the Ralpa Program have the opportunity to move into the Ralpa Community Extension Scheme (RCES). The six to eight week RCES program transition trainees into real work utilising local employer groups. Mr Cavanagh said “Gove Operations will continue its long-term commitment to supporting local indigenous employment. “The Ralpa Program is an important pathway for Yolngu people to move into jobs within our operation and within the East Arnhem region, and we look forward to seeing positive outcomes for years to come.”


Mother’s Day Market Saturday 10th May Celebrate the amazing Mother in your life. Markets begin @ 3pm Loads of stalls to choose something nice for your Mum. Entertainment kicks off @ 5:30pm Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the line up of singing & dancing! * Food * Drinks * Gift Wrapping * Mother & Child Activities * * Raffle * Jumping Castle * Big Trucks display *



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THE kids of Nhulunbuy joined together in a rainbow of colour during the school holidays last Thursday for Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited’s Community Art Project. Participants created original artwork panels that are to be used to decorate the numerous columns around Endeavour Square and which will continue to brighten the community for some time to come. The success of the event was due to the support and donations from: Australia Remote Painting Services, Sodexo,

Woolworths Gove, Nhulunbuy Police, Rio Tinto, Gove FM, Janice Wykes, Gemma Porteous and Eva Cantrell. A big thanks also goes out to Arnhem Early Learning Centre, Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre and Anglicare for bringing along the children and supervisors. Originally planned to run over two days, the prolific production of artwork by the kids on the day meant they could enjoy a morning at the pool last Friday for activities organised by NCL.

LEFT: Eva (10) and Indigo (7) Staude were clearly happy with their wonderful artwork. BELOW: Olivia Russell (12) creating her artwork, through which she planned to show the local refinery and a sunset, with people saying goodbye to the facility.

Front (from left): Saxon Reynolds, Thomas Twomey and Joshua Greening. Middle (from left): Ruby Maggs, Evie Hermansen and Quinn Palazzi. Standing (from left): Maddison Maggs, Natalie Murray and Marley Gasiorowski.

Cheyenne Reynolds (12) and Tom O’Dwyer (7) were inspired by the sun and blue skies over Nhulunbuy for their artwork. LEFT: The Giles family made a family day of it. Working happily together were: Bianca (10), Emily (13), Kira (7), mum Christie and Nick (8). RIGHT: Karina, Ned (7) and Ramone (4), from the Stevenson family, were charging ahead with their artwork.

ABOVE LEFT: Mac Peace (7) contemplating the nature of the shark. ABOVE: Carlo (6) and Scarlett (7) Eastwood decided that flowers were best for their panel. ABOVE RIGHT: Hugo O’Callaghan (8) and Rory Arcoll (7) where all smiles as they painted. LEFT: Abbey Muldoon (9) and Larah Fourie (9) working on their panel. RIGHT: The team from Remote Painting Services was kept busy supplying paint to the budding artists.

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Sarah (8) and Lauren (6) Maag were inspired by nature for their panel.




ABOVE LEFT: Yvonne Finnan and Beth Downes were all smiles. ABOVE: Linda and Ivor Alexander enjoying the lunch. ABOVE RIGHT: Stephanie Djilirrma and Jennifer Peers having a great time. LEFT: Mike Murray, Dot Petre and Elsie McLaughlin enjoyed the catch up. RIGHT: Terry Verrall and Bondy prior to her going away party last Saturday night.

EGGCELLENT FUN - TOY LIBRARY EASTER FUN @ 4C’s, APRIL 12 LEFT: Zeina (almost 3 years) was adorable in her bunny ears. RIGHT: The kids looked bonny in their handmade Easter bonnets. BELOW LEFT: Jai (7) enjoys a game of pin the tail on the Easter Bunny. BELOW CENTRE: Lydia (5) and brother Jaidyn (3) working on making their own bunny ears. BELOW RIGHT: The Kahlers - Ken, Henry (4.5 months), Jenna and James (20 months) - shared the fun with Martha Baker and her daughter Olive (20 months).

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 The Wonder Years 11.00 Origins of Us 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 1:30 The Kumars 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Wild At Heart 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 Greatest Good 9:30 Assused: Stephen’s Story 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 The School 12:20 Movie: “The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers” (PG) A violent argument and an accidental murder bind for life Martha Ivers and Walter O’Neil. 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 4: East Perth Vs West Perth 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: “Hairspray” (Mild Coarse Language, Drug Ref, Adult Themes) - 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 Top Gear 8:10 The NRL Footy Show 10:10 Fat Tony & Co 11:10 Rizzoli & Isles 12:00 Extra 12:30 Impractical Jokers 1:00 Wesley Impact 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: “G-Force” (Cons Adv: 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 2014 AFL Premiership Season - Brisbane Vs Richmond “Rnd 5: Brisbane v Richmond” This looms as a big clash at the Gabba for the Tigers who had trouble up north earlier in the year. 10:30 Movie: “Centurion” - “Centurion (2010)” A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. (Cons Adv: V) 11:30 Dr Oz 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Korean News 5:15 Copa Del Rey 2014 Final 1:00 Turn Back Time 2:00 The Hotel 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 Island Feast With Peter Kuruvita 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Gormet Farmer 8:30 Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express 9:35 Life Of Crime 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:05 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Toughest Place To Be A... - Miner 12:30 Putin, Russia And The West 1:35 Movie: “I Only Want To Walk” (M a) - Four small-time women bank robbers plan a dangerous strike against a band of Mexican drug traffickers. 3:50 Korea: The Forgotten War In Colour 4:45 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 The Wonder Years 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Movie: Brother Sun, Sister Moon 2:00 At The Movies 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Songs of Praise: Urban Hope - Peckham 3:35 Compass 4:00 Wild At Heart 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: The Lot, France 6:50 What’s Your Story? Phillipa: Aerobics Queen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Joanna Lumley: The Search For Noah’s Ark 8:35 A Mother’s Son - A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him or protect him. 10:00 Sisters Of War - Inspired by the remarkable true story of two extraordinary Australian women. 11:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 11:40 Rage 5:00 Rage

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: “Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home” 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: Newcastle Knights Vs Brisbane Broncos 9:00 Football: Manly Sea Eagles Vs Nth Qld Cowboys 11:00 Last Man Standing: The corrupt superiors of a Los Angeles cop are making life miserable for him when they undermine his efforts to bust a crime lord and blame him for his partner’s death. Starring Bruce Willis. 1:00 McQ: Seattle police lieutenant Lon McQ throws his badge in and takes the law into his own hands after his friend is killed. Lon pays for information and learns of a two million dollar drug heist which is about to take place involving members of the Police Force. 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Brand Developers / 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 12:00 A Place To Call Home 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 Better Homes & Gardens 8:00 Movie: “The Line Of Fire” - Frank Horrigan is an uncompromising Secret Service agent on the verge of retirement who is still haunted by what he perceives as his failure to protect President John F. Kennedy in 1963. 10:35 Movie: “Fletch” (Cons Adv: V,A,S) “Fletch (1985)” Fletch, an intrepid reporter investigating a drug ring who is approached by a man that offers to pay Fletch thousands of dollars to kill him. What’s the mysterious man really up to? Is it related to the drug ring? 12:35 Desperate Housewives - “She Needs Me” 1:35 SPECIAL: France Soaring With The Senses - Part 1 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: Just In Time 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 The Great British Countryside: Yorkshire 8:35 The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light 9:40 As It Happened - Churchill’s Desert War 10:25 SBS World News Late 11:05 The Feed: Best Stories Of The Week 11:35 Film: “The Blonde With Bare Breasts” - Brothers Julien and Louis are small-time crooks who make a living transporting gravel across Paris on their father’s barge. 1:40 Kurt Wallender: The Sniper - - When a small-time crook is killed by a sniper, Wallander and the Ystad police investigate. 3:20 Film: “The Protector” - A young Thai fighter named Kham must travel to Australia to retrieve his two stolen elephants. 4:50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 The Checkout 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 Next Big Thing 1:40 Movie: “Paper Moon” (G) 3:25 Movie: “Jesus Christ Superstar” (G) 5:10 River Cottage Veg Every Day 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise - DI Humphrey Goodman and his team are introduced to the jet-setting world of pilots and cabin crew when an airline stewardess is discovered murdered 8:30 The Gods of Wheat Street: The Fighting Freeburns - Odin thought his only battle was organising the paperwork for the bank, but he’s not the only one interested in Colpepper & Sons. 9:30 Last Tango in Halifax 10:25 Birdsong: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman. 11:55 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 Encore “The Block” 11:30 Wildcard 1:00 Surfsport World Championship Tour 2:00 The Middle “The Last Whiff of summer Part 1 2:30 Commando 3:30 The Bottom Line 4:00 Reel Action 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 Getaway 5:30 National News Saturday 6:30 Movie: “Stick It”- A former gymnast turned juvenile delinquent whom, after one too many run-ins with the law, is forced to enrol in an elite gymnastics academy. 8:40 Movie: “The In-Laws” When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children’s upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. 10:45 Movie: “The Informant” The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation. 1:00 Movie: “Meteor” With a five-mile-wide asteroid speeding to earth, an American space scientist calculates that only the combined weaponry from America and Russia can destroy it. 3:00 Extra 3:30 Brand Developers 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 Seven’s Horse Racing 2014 5:00 TBA 5:30 Seven News 6:30 2014 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 5 - Essendon Vs St Kilda. 10:30 Strike Back - IA mission in Vienna is diverted when the team learns that four European Union officials - including agent John Allen who has knowledge on the Latif project- have been kidnapped in Kosovo. 12:30 Desperate Housewives: 1:30 SPECIAL: France Soaring With Senses Part 2 - Greg Grainger continues his inspiring and adventurous tour of France, a vibrant country with spectacular scenery and exciting culture. 2:30 Harry’s Practice 3:00 It Is Written Oceania - “Bennett The Padre of Gallipoli” Religious program. 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz - “What The Yuck! Your Grossest Questions Ever”

5:00 World News 1:00 Bach: A Passionate Life 2:40 Ventriloquist Nina Conti 3:50 Piano Notes 3:00 Mel Brooks: Make A Noise 4:00 Contact - Stuart Franklin: Tiananmen Square 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 A History Of Celtic Britain - Age Of Warriors 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 My Wild Affair: The Elephant Who Found A Mum 8:30 Robson Green: How The North Was Built 9:30 Movie: “The Passion Of Christ MAV(V) 11:50 Movie: “Camino ” M (A) - In Spanish. The heartbreaking story of Camino, a bubbly 11-year-old girl whose happy God-focused life in Madrid and innocent platonic love for Cuco are thwarted by the onset of a terminal illness, a cross she bears with a mixture of exemplary devotion and naivety. 2:20 The Sperminator - Under the pretence of good medicine, Dr Cecil Jacobson, a British-trained fertility expert, helped dozens of women in the small community of Alexandria, Virginia in the US to have babies. 3:15 Movie: “Louise-Michel



6:00 Rage 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 10:00 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 11:30 Songs of Praise: Easter Praise 12:00 Leaving Amish Paradise 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Compass: The Mystery Of Mary Magdalene: Part 1 2:00 Death In Paradise 3:00 The Private Life Of An Easter Masterpiece 4:00 Big Art Ideas 5:00 Midsomer Murders: Murder on St Malley’s Day 6:30 Compass: The Mystery Of Mary Magdalene: Part 2 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Little Naish 8:30 Call The Midwife: Christmas Special 9:50 Jack Irish: Bad Debts 11:30 Movie: “Paltoon” (Adult Themes, V) 1:25 Movie: “This Land Is Mine” (PG) - Young prize fighter Joe Pendleton, killed in a plane crash, persuades ‘Heavenly Express’ dispatcher Mr. Jordan that he must find him a new body as he should have survived. 3:10 Restoration Home: Little Naish 4:10 The New Inventors 4:40 Catalyst 5:30 Best Of Collectors

5:30 Easter Sunday Service 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Broncos Insider 1:30 2014 Intrust Supercup 3:30 Football: Raiders Vs Storm 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 TBA 9:00 The Mentalist - “Red In Tooth And Claw” - The team investigate a case involving a graduate student at a natural history museum and discover how ruthless the academic world can be. 10:00 Person Of Interest - “Mors Praematura” While Finch tries to protect an estate investigator whose Number has gone up, Reese searches for a missing Sam... unaware that Root has convinced Sam to help with a mission for The Machine. 11:00 Who Gets The Last Laugh 11:30 Financial Review Sunday 12:00 The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (CC) 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sofia The First 6:00 Easter Special: Daily Light 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Guys With Kids 11:30 Easter Special: The Road To The Show Part 2 1:00 TBA 1:30 Footy Flashbacks “Ron Barassi Profile” 2:00 2014 AFL Premiership Season Melbourne Vs Gold Coast 5:00 TBA 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 11:00 Royal Pains: “Dancing With The Devil / Hurts Like A Mother” When Hank gets a call from Shadow Pond, he’s surprised to find Marisa, not Boris, on the other end of the line. 12:00 Dr Oz - “Dr Oz’s Skin Care Plan For Your Skin Type” 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 - Latest news, sport and weather from Australia and around the world.

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 Road To The 2014 FIFA World Cup. Brazil, Japan, Algeria & Germany. 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Lost Worlds: Meet Caligula 8:35 Tales Of The Unexpected - Who’s Your Daddy 9:30 Freakonomics: - The field of economics can study more than the workings of economies or businesses, it can also help explore human behaviour in how it reacts to incentives. 11:00 Amstel Gold 2014 - Live AEST coverage of the 49th edition of the Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands. 1:30 Movie: “Buddenbrooks” - The Decline Of A Family - An adaptation of literary giant Thomas Mann’s 1900 Nobel Prize-Winning novel of the same name, this film charts the downfall of an aristocratic merchant family over four generations in Northern Germany. 4:10 The Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 4:40 Adbc Bitesize - A bite-sized morsel of SBS’s history-based quiz program.



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 The Wonder Years 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Call The Midwife - Christmas Special 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer Murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Lake District 6:55 Dream Build: Jilliby 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 12:20 Movie: “The Silent Enemy” (PG) 2:10 Movie: “Ill Met By Moonlight” (PG) 3:55 Movie: “Crossfire” (PG) 5.30 Eggheads: Hel’s Angels

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: “Grumpier Old Men” (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 The Big Bang Theory “The Speckerman Recurrence” Leonard must face his fears after being contacted by his high school tormentor while Penny realises that she might have been a bully herself. 8:00 TBA 9:00 Embarassing Fat Bodies - The second programme meets a husband and wife couple with a combined weight of 52 stone, and a 21-year-old Mum whose life is maligned by her enormous J cup breasts. 10:00 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 12:00 Nitro Circus Live 12:35 Extra 1:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 TBA 12:30 Footy Flashbacks 2:00 2014 AFL Premiership Season Geelong Vs Hawthorn 5:30 Seven News 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 Revenge: Payback 9:00 How I Met Your Mother: Daisy 10:00 TBA 11:00 Talking Footy 12:00 Parks And Recreation: Bailout 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters - Barbara’s reaction to Gordon’s rejection leads to behaviour which worries Andy. 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Living Safely - Preventing Accidents And Injury In Indigenous Communities 1:35 First Australians 2:50 The Drummer Of Ravel’s Bolero 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: Bullet Baloney 8:35 Vikings: Answers In Blood 9:30 RocKwiz - Ms Murphy, Continental Robert Susz and Suze DeMarchi 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Copa Del Rey 2014 Final 12:30 Movie: “Silent Wedding” M(V,N,S,L) In 1953, the exuberant wedding celebrations of a young couple in a small Romanian village are forced to continue in silence. 2:45 Movie: “Tears For Sale” MA(S) 4:20 Kill Arman - USA/Street Fighting 4:50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 The Wonder Years 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 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer Murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Weald Of Kent 6:50 What’s Your Story. - Dingo Love 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Moving Target 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Writer’s Room 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:25 Four Corners 12:10 Media Watch 12:25 Movie: “Stage Door Canteen” (G) 2:40 Grand Designs Revisited: Weald Of Kent 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 4: Sydney University V Manly 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: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” (PG) 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 Big Bang Theory - “The Shiny Trinket Maneuver” Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy and it’s up to Penny to teach him how to be a better boyfriend. 7:30 The Big Bang Theory - “The Recombination Hypothesis” 8:00 Two Broke Girls 9:00 TBA 9:10 20/20 12:00 Extra 12:30 Impractical Jokers 1:00 Brand Developers 3:30 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: “Scenes Of The Crime” (Cons Adv: 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 8:15 Resurrection: “Us Against The World” Bellamy and Sheriff Fred form an uneasy partnership to find Caleb, who has gone on the run after Dale’s murder. 9:15 Parenthood: “Limbo / The Offer” - Jasmine and Crosby disagree over a crucial point in Aida’s upbringing 11:15 Smash: “The Parents” - “ After Leigh Conroy joins the cast of ‘Bombshell,’ Tom finds himself struggling to diffuse the years of tension between her and Ivy. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Celtic Women 2:25 ADbc 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 Antiques Uncovered 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Killing: Against Ulrick Strange’s advice, Sarah arranges to exhume Per Møller. 12:10 East West 101 - The Lost Boy 1:10 Movie: “Adrift” - This sensual drama follows Duyen, a young newlywed whose husband’s absence drives her into the arms of another man. 3:00 The Circuit - Sorry Business - Following on from the awardwinning first series, The Circuit returns to SBS with series two. 4:00 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 - Live coverage of the first leg of semi-finals from Matchday 11 at the UEFA Champions League. 6:30 Chinese News



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 The Wonder Years 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’s Island 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Ashford 6:50 The Checkout - Snack Size. 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Q1: Knees & Knockers 8:30 Spicks & Specks (PG) 9:00 The Agony of Modern Manners: Travel 9:30 The Kumars 10:00 Would I Lie To You 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Hustle 12:35 Movie: “One Minute To Zero” (G) A soldier during the Korean War finds romance. 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 3 Richmond Vs Williamstown 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: “The Getting Of Wisdom” (PG) 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 9:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - “Ghosts Of The Past” 10:00 CSI: NY - “Cuckoo’s Nest” 11.00 Rizzoli & Isles - “Dirty Little Secret” - Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle. 12:00 Extra 12:30 Impractical Jokers 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 A Place To Call Home (Cons Adv: 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 Seven News 6:30 Home And Away 9:30 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D - Double Episode - End Of The Beginning / Turn, Turn, Turn - Agents Garrett and Triplett are back to help Coulson’s team track down S.H.I.E.L.D.’S nefarious enemy - the Clairvoyant. 11:25 Defiance: “The Bride Wore Black” The time for Christie McCawley and Alak Tarr’s wedding has arrived but Datak wants to call it off when Rafe tells him Christie has been cut out his will. 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 - Indian 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve 8:35 One Born Every Minute - What Happened Next? 9:30 The Bridge 10:40 SBS World News Late 11:10 Movie: “Little White Lies” - In French. When charismatic party man Ludo leaves a Paris nightclub one evening, he is involved in a car accident that leaves him comatose in hospital. MA(S,L) 1:50 Movie: “Ajami” MA(A,D) This Cannes award winner and Oscar-nominated film presents life in the impoverished and dangerous neighbourhood of Ajami where Jews, Christians and Muslims live and work together on a knife’s edge of religious tension. 4:00 Food Lovers Guide To Australia 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014

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SUDOKU No. 194

Your  Lucky 


Stars  

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A disagreement with colleagues at work will soon be resolved. Don’t take this misunderstanding too seriously: it’s part of a process that everyone involved has to go through. Romance. The Moon/Pallas Midpoint presently in your sign will help you to understand your partner’s recent concerns.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) You are not much of a gambler. However, if you do succumb to the temptation you could be very lucky this week. Your career will soon receive a big boost: make sure you recognise the opportunity when it comes. Romance. A brief encounter with a foreigner will intrigue you. You may be surprised by a sudden show of affection.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


You must be careful not to waste too much time messing around. Try to calm down and stop worrying about what everybody else thinks you should do. You will know what you should be doing: ignore the rest and get on with it! Romance. A power-struggle between you and your partner will not help either of you. A recent dispute must be settled peacefully.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You may need to bide your time and get past any negative feelings you have about work at the moment. You may not have the control over the situation you would like, but you can still get something from it. Romance. Your partner may be a little trying at times this week: you must do your best to be as understanding as possible.

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. A surprise toward the end of the week will shake you up. Romance. The Moon/ Juno Midpoint presently in your sign will help you to understand your partner much better: use this to good effect this weekend.


VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


Don’t spend the whole week working! You need to give yourself a break and do something just for fun. People around you will welcome you taking the lead. Romance. Your partner may seem to be a little too interested in someone that they have recently met. Don’t get too suspicious: it will only lead to negative feelings that won’t be justified.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Don’t allow other people to push you around! If you are not careful, you will end up doing work which is not your responsibility. Be assertive this week with people who have some sort of control over you. Romance. Your partner will be reassured by your strong support: this will bring the two of you together.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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Don’t get into a confrontation with somebody in authority. You will be able to get what you want, but only if you choose a more subtle approach. You need to be more diplomatic. Romance. You will need a lot of emotional support at the moment. A close friend will not let you down.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Try to count your blessings this week rather than finding fault with others. Recent events have unsettled you and you need to reorganise and consolidate. Romance. Your relationship with your partner should get much closer over the next few weeks.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) An old friend who appears from out of the blue may have a surprise in store. Be sure to show your gratitude. Romance. A new relationship will soon be getting off the ground. You may not be clear about your feelings for this person, however. Go with the flow for the time being.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Easter spells out beauty, the rare

beauty of new life.

–S.D. Gordon


A disagreement with your mother may be the result of feelings which lie just below the surface. Don’t be too quick to blame her for a situation which is unavoidable. Romance. A passing glance from a person whom you hardly know will cheer you up for the whole week.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You may need to give some thought to a strange dream. You will not be satisfied until you have worked out what it really meant. Try not to be too distracted at work, though. Romance. A show of emotional strength may not be the best strategy: you need to calm down a little. You will need patience in one important relationship this week.

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Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation Position Vacant Dhimurru was established by the Yolngu people of the Gove Peninsula in Northeast Arnhem Land to address natural and cultural resource management priorities on their land and sea estates. Dhimurru is seeking an enthusiastic, focussed and self-motivated person to join its staff in the following position:

Customer Service/Technical Support Officer The successful applicant will provide customer service, as well as technical support to other team members. Salary range $51,089 - $59,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Position to start ASAP. Applicants will need to provide a current resume and also complete, and address selection criteria outlined in the application kit. Applications close 4pm Friday 9 May, 2014. For further details and/or an application kit please contact Alison O’Neal on (08) 8939 2700 or email

East Arnhem Regional Council

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Nhulunbuy Holy Week Services Holy Thursday (April 17) – 7.30pm Washing of Feet Good Friday (April 18) – 8am Stations of the Cross in the Church Garden 3pm Passion Of Jesus Holy Saturday (April 19) – 6pm Easter Vigil Mass Easter Sunday (April 20) – 8.30am Mass ADVERTISING DEADLINES Box ad bookings: Noon, Fridays Box ad material: 5pm, Fridays Line classifieds: 10am, Monday

East Arnhem Regional Council





TENDER No. . B-WM1415.01 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 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

East Arnhem Regional Council

TENDER No. B-AC1415.02 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 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

East Arnhem Regional Council





TENDER No. B-WM1415.02 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 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

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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 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


NOTICE OF AGM OASIS Christian Assembly Inc. Sunday, April 27 at 12 noon Welcome all members


SALE ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE HERE! Email your line classified through to ads@ or call 1300 0880 00.


Trades & Services PH: 1300 0880 00 • FAX: 1300 787 248 • EmAil:

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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.

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* 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:

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 NOTICE SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES & PLANT BY TENDER TENDER No. FT1314.04 Closing Date: 14:00PM CST, 30th April 2014 2x Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier 1x John Deere Gator 1x Kubota RTV 1x Toyota Hilux Dual Cab Ute 2x Toyota Hiace Commuter Bus 1x Dynapac CA25 Roller 1x Toyota Landcruiser Ute

The vehicles are offered for sale in an “as is, where is” condition. Access and download tender documents online at

John Patrick Keogh 29.1.1955 – 18.4.2013 Sadly missed by Gonnie, Kris, Deb and Peach, Peter, Shauna, Jimmy and Roxy, Mark and Emma, Sean and Turbo. Not a day goes by when you are not in our thoughts. We are all blessed to have had you in our lives and will never forget you. A big thank you to everyone who supported us during the past year. Your kind words and actions have really helped all of us to heal. “PARTY ON!”, as John would say! The Keoghs

Gove Pizza & Thai Food

Interested and eligible bidders are to submit their tender via electronic lodging on by the closing date. For enquiries: Ms Analyn Hughes Fleet Manager East Arnhem Regional Council

Arafura Times – Email your classifieds thru to (Pre-payment required)

Phone: 8987 2122 Shop 10, Endeavour Square Opening hours Monday: Closed Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 5pm to 8.30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 5pm to 9pm

MEP (Miwatj Employment and Participation) is a newly established Indigenous Organisation based in Yirrkala and providing employment and participation services in the Far Eastern Arnhem region. We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions: Employment Consultant – Disability Services (Case Management Officer) Assisting Centrelink recipients to access vocational and non-vocational training, participation and lifestyle activities and employment. Evaluation Criteria: • Experience in the Employment Services industry working with individuals from • Experience disadvantaged backgrounds • Advanced computer, literacy and administration skills • Reliability at work • Flexibility working in a varied working environment

Indigenous Business Development Specialist • Work in a highly autonomous role that supports Rio Tinto Alcan’s long term commitment to the Gove region; • Develop a strategic focus on improving indigenous participation rates in the regional business community; • Support local enterprise to improve indigenous employment outcomes. Rio Tinto Alcan Gove Operations are seeking a unique individual to assist the business in its aim of increasing indigenous participation rates in both employment in, and ownership of local businesses throughout the region.


Annual General Meeting to be held at The

Arnhem Club

(Catalina Room)

at 6.30pm, Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! All committee positions shall be made vacant. Nominations must be made in writing and delivered to the Secretary at least 7 days prior to the AGM. All candidates must be financial at the date of election. For enquiries call the Secretary: Lisa Pullen on 0418 609 807

To achieve this aim, the successful candidate will be required to work in partnership with Gove Operations and other local indigenous companies, developing strategies and programs with a focus on the following: • Building the capacity and capability of indigenous enterprises, through support and training, to meet rigorous Rio Tinto Alcan tender and evaluation processes; • Supporting local enterprise and Gove Operations’ existing training programs to improve indigenous employment outcomes; • Guiding and educating aspiring business owners who are seeking to pursue opportunities in the local community; • Employing a Continuous Improvement philosophy to establish processes and monitor feedback and key metrics to increase the success rate of indigenous businesses seeking to secure work in the region. The successful applicant will demonstrate the following: • Relevant degree qualifications with project or people leadership exposure; • Background of working to support indigenous people coupled with a demonstrated ability to form productive relationships with local communities; • A business improvement or training & development background; • Commercial experience in tender and evaluation processes. As part of our commitment to equal employment opportunity, indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive salary and additional benefits including subsidised accommodation and travel allowances. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Applications close: Friday, 2 May 2014




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COMMUNITY/CLASSIFIEDS/SPORT Golf Club competition scores

Gove Community Advisory Committee COMMUNITY UPDATE #8 The GCAC held another meeting at 5PM on 8 April 2014. GCAC Taskforce members briefed us on their meeting in Nhulunbuy on 2 April. No response has been received as yet to the Chief Minister’s request to the Prime Minister for support for road upgrades, geoscience research, a boarding facility and economic development funds. The communiqué is available at: After the meeting, GCAC Taskforce representatives met with Rio Tinto and the NTG to discuss a range of queries tabled by the GCAC at the meeting. At this and a previous meeting on 26 March, Rio Tinto confirmed: • That FIFO contractors will be in locally based arrangements by August. • No changes to relocation entitlements, which have already been increased. • It will work with new employers on a case by case basis where impediments may exist due to the relocation entitlement policy. • Gove airport charges and taxes are average to similar regional airports. • A commitment to facilitating multi user access to surplus assets, noting commitments and constraints related to care and maintenance. • Agreement to put further rigour around the implementation of Rio Tinto’s housing policy e.g. through the use of a common form. • The company is open to meeting with any individuals but will not be amending its hardship policy. • The company is working to assess the development impediments provided by the GCAC and will continue to discuss this with GCAC Taskforce members. • There will be consultative mechanisms for the NCL governance review, with further detail being determined at present. • The procurement approach is being progressed and discussed with businesses. • The company’s environmental and refinery curtailment processes are covered under the Mine Management Plan, overseen by the NTG. • There is no intention to look at removing the refinery in the next five years. • Rio Tinto will review its 2015 intake of apprentices commensurate with the available tradespeople. There was no 2014 intake due to a carry-over of existing apprenticeships. The NTG on ground coordinator briefed the GCAC on work underway with Rio Tinto to undertake a demographic exercise to determine the population figures going forward. The NTG has received early legal advice on different models for the new development entity. The NTG is working with Rio Tinto to ensure that the entity is commercially oriented and self-sustaining, and structured to fulfil its functions including leadership, marketing, identifying and securing investment, facilitating new and expanded activity, supporting Yolngu business and labour market development. The NTG team is also setting up facilitated workshops in May (dates to be determined shortly) for the GCAC and other stakeholder groups including: • A workshop for the GCAC to review issues and prioritise its future activities. • Workshops with the GCAC, the Regional Economic Development Committee and extended business groups to consider the list of economic development concepts compiled by the NTG and discuss opportunities for locals and their networks to invest and participate in these projects. The GCAC discussed: • The Business Advisory Council’s meeting in Nhulunbuy on 7 April. Some of the Council members are very interested in the establishment of the new development entity, and exploring investment opportunities in the region. • Ongoing activities underway to promote Arnhem Land as a tourism destination and boost the capabilities and networks of local operators, including participation in an in-bound sales expo in Darwin on Thursday 3 April. • Environmental concerns relating to the curtailment of the refinery. The GCAC will receive a briefing on 22 April from the Department of Mines and Energy on mine management plans and Government’s role in overseeing these. • Plans by the NTG and Rio Tinto to work with local business groups to set up an Expo in May for local businesses to showcase their capabilities to Government and Rio Tinto procurement officials; and match local job seekers to local job opportunities. The GCAC agreed that all members would need to engage with their networks before the May workshops to review issues and priorities. Community members are encouraged to get in touch with their representatives to provide input.

Golf Club Competition Results Week Ending, April 5 Chook Run: R Small 21 Pts W Jago 20 Pts Beer Run: D Troughear 22 Pts C Borrett 20 Pts c/b R Collins 18 Pts Saturday Comp: 18 Hole Stroke Nett M Chrzanowski 63 C Borrett 69 W Jago 72 E Henderson 73 c/b B Nunn 73 c/b Upcoming Events: *Green Jacket Day June 15 *Gulf Open June 7-9 - Nomination forms now available at club *Holden Scramble May 31

Restaurant Re-opening Easter Weekend Second Qtr or remaining of year playing membership fees now due. “To golf or not to golf ?? What a stupid question” Week Ending, April 12 Chook Run: M Hooper 22 Pts P Kearney 20 Pts Beer Run: R Thompson 19 Pts O Grills 18 Pts K Gentle 17 c/b Saturday Comp: 18 Hole Stableford O Grills 37 c/b K Rika 37c/b J Hendersen 36c/b K Gentle 36c/b D Troughear 36c/b

A Gould 36c/b E Henderson 35c/b Next Week’s Event 18 Hole Stableford Up coming Events Green Jacket Day 15 June, *Gulf Open 7-9 June - Nomination forms now available at club. *Holden Scramble 31 May *Gove Gulf Open 7-9 June Restaurant Re-opening Easter Weekend “A Golfer’s diet: live on greens as much as possible.” Anonymous up sliced~ Lee Trevino not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced~ Lee Trevino Bob Small Club Captain

Anglicare wishes to thank all the wonderful participants, volunteers and sponsors that helped make Gove’s Got Talent a great day. Thankyou to the Judges, Angie from Gove FM, Leading Seaman Musician Haylen Newman, Royal Australian Navy and Australian Childrens Music Foundation ACMF, Rachel Wallis of Arafura Dance. These are the Judges that made the difficult decisions that resulted in: The Rangi Dances winning 1st prize The Nhulunbuy Sapphires 2nd place Tayla Edwards 3rd Place Special thanks go to Ava of Yolngu Radio that was THE sound man, Blue Gidday Blue sound set up, Merv (walkabout) and Teneka-lee Solar who did the great job of Master of Ceremonies. Sodexo, Nhulunbuy Primary and Colin Snowden who did the yummy food. AJ youth Worker at the Shire, Hazel Trudgen Anglicare Resolve, Emily Perry and her children Anglicare Reconnect, Kristie Lee Harvey Anglicare Reconnect, Karen Ella-Bird Anglicare, Susan Smith Anglicare, Linda Coates Anglicare, Sandy Graham Anglicare. Thanks to Nhulunbuy Corporation for the Hire of the hall and the Marques, thanks Leanne Parise. Gove Tackle Shop for the great prizes for the Trivia and Lucky Chair. The assistance from all of you was invaluable. Thank You from Helen Jennings, Anglicare YAP

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

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

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

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

Weather details Temperature (oC) Max Min Rainfall Monday 7 32.4 23.2 0.2 Tuesday 8 32.3 22.8 TCE Wednesday 9 32.2 22.9 NIL Thursday 10 32.4 23.7 0.2 Friday 11 32.9 22.8 TCE Saturday 12 35.1 23.9 TCE Sunday 13 33.9 22.8 TCE Monthly total rainfall to date: 13.2mm

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.

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Mean sea level pressure Max: 1011.2 hPa on Monday Min: 1004.3 hPa on Saturday Averages for the month of March Max temp: 30.8 Min temp: 23.2 Rainfall: 226.2mm

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Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 16

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Time 0410 1019 1628 2218

Time 0445 1058 1703 2252

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Time 0008 0643 1307 1859

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POSITION VACANT Miwatj Health is an Aboriginal community controlled health service based in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory. An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced, qualified and motivated person to help us to build on recent successful initiatives aimed at reducing smoking rates and tobacco exposure in Aboriginal communities in the East Arnhem region. This position will develop, implement and evaluate effective tobacco control strategies. You will work closely with the Miwatj Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator as well as relevant government and non-government agencies. Successful experience in the planning and implementation of health initiatives will be highly regarded. Effective skills in communication and community development with Aboriginal people will also be required. A job description and selection criteria can be obtained by contacting HR on 08 8939 1900 or email: Written applications to: HR, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation PO Box 519, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 or by email to Applications must address the selection criteria in the position description to be considered for the role. Position closing date: Monday 21st April 2014. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Tue 22 Time 0052 0733 1401 1951

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MAGARET ‘Bondy’ BOND’S FAREWELL @ Arnhem Club, April 12 AFTER 12 years in Nhulunbuy, Margaret Bond - known as ‘Bondy’ to all - said her farewell to friends and family at the Arnhem

Club’s Bali Pavillion on Saturday night. Bondy, who is moving with her family to Cairns, said she

will “miss the friendships and the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful people that I have to leave behind. I’m going to miss them terribly”. LEFT: Jordan Ross, Sue-Ellen Tawhera, Michelle Heard and Tracie Dhu joined together to wish a fond farewell to Bondy. RIGHT: Bondy (aka Nanna Margaret) with Esther Rika and cousins Naomi Rika, Maciu Gentle, Katelyn Rika and Hannah Rika. BELOW LEFT: The Adams family Ron (11), Ben (12), Tracey, Louise and Russell - wished Bondy well for her new life in Cairns. BELOW RIGHT: Linda Grist and Ahn Quinnelle enjoyed the opportunity to catch up.

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Sea Swift’s helping hand to Motorcycle Club NHULUNBUY Motorcycle Club (NMCC) has benefitted from the arrival of a new generator truck, shipped free of charge from Darwin to Gove by Northern Australia marine transport company Sea Swift. The motorcycle club, which is a not for profit organisation, was grateful to receive the truck at Gove Yacht Club, before transporting the vehicle to the club’s Melville Bay Road headquarters. Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club President Pete McCormack said Sea Swift and the yacht club, who kindly waived their landing fee for the truck’s arrival, had provided invaluable help to deliver this vital piece of equipment. The NMCC, which delivers weekend entertainment to the local community, also thanked Gove company YBE for helping to transport the vehicle from the wharf to their headquarters, and Top End Motorcycle Club and Air Services for their assistance, support and original donation. “The generator truck is an essential piece of equipment to our club, as it will provide a power source allowing us to perform major maintenance to the club facilities,” said Mr McCormack. “It was donated to

NMCC by Air Services nearly two years ago but was located in Darwin, and we had no means to transport it over. Thanks to Sea Swift we finally have it here. “Sea Swift kindly offered to transport and land the truck free of charge, and we’re extremely grateful for their support, along with the yacht club and YBE. “As a token of our gratitude, NMCC will be holding the Sea Swift and Gove Boat Club Enduro on Saturday 26 April. “Many community groups face some tough challenges ahead, but our club has kicked off our official start to the season and we hope to keep the club up and running for many years to come. “It is thanks to the support of companies such as Sea Swift, YBE and the Yacht

Club that we’re able to keep going.” Sea Swift Northern Territory General Manager Chris Sheppard said Sea Swift’s philosophy has always been to play an active role in every community where it operates, and was pleased to help a local Gove community organisation. “We have always understood the importance of supporting local communities, because we realise that a company like Sea Swift isn’t just a passive passer-by,” he said. “The communities where we operate rely on not only the services we provide, but also the support we give. “We believe in supporting the heart and soul of the communities we are proud to serve; through their dance and art festivals, school-

ing, sporting events, basic infrastructure and general lifestyles. We’re thrilled to be able to help the NMCC in this way.” Mr Sheppard said the company was also keen to play its part in improving the community’s economic confidence in the region. In light of this, Sea Swift hosted a ‘Business at Sunset’ function at the Yacht Club last Friday. “The Gove community has been doing it a bit rough recently, and times are certainly tough at the moment,” said Mr Sheppard. “But it’s in times like these that the community and businesses need to pull together, and Sea Swift is keen to play a major part in that. “We see a strong future for Gove, and are here

to provide long overdue competition to the local sea freight market. “Our message to the local Gove community is that we’re here to serve you, and to help you in any way we can.”

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On behalf of the Motorcycle Club, Dan Wagg was pleased to accept the generator truck from Seaswift’s Brendan Vanderham.

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G VE’S DEFINITELY GOT TALENT IT was a case of saving the best for last with Rangi Boys winning the “Gove’s Got Talent” youth show held at the town hall on Saturday morning. The last of seven acts to perform on the day, the Rangi Boys performed an electrifying contemporary dance act that was voted the winner by the

three judges and received loud applause by the audience. Girl group ‘The Sapphires’ were also a memorable act, taking second place for their rendition of the Four Tops Motown classic song “Can’t Help Myself”. The girls looked adorable in their retro sixties outfits that

played homage to the original Aboriginal quartet of songstresses, The Sapphires, who were the inspiration of a 2012 movie that starred Jessica Mauboy. Third-place performer was Tayla Edwards whose swinging tap-dance performance was boogie-woogie excellent. Of the four other perfor-

mances, sister-act Maddy and Demi Slatter was voted the crowd’s favourite. Congratulations to Anglicare for putting on such a wonderful morning of entertainment and the hard work by the volunteers was certainly appreciated by the more than 100 kids in the audience.

TAP TALENT: Tayla Edwards’ tap performance was well received by the crowd and judges with Taylor taking the third place prize.

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WINNING MOVES: The Rangi Boys - Jerome Yunupingu, Nathan Thorne and Jamie Yunupingu - owned the stage on the day with their electric performance, which wowed the audience and was judged to be the best act.

SINGING GEMS: Yirrkala’s own version of ‘The Sapphires’ won second place on the day singing the Four Tops’ Motown classic ‘I Can’t Help Myself’. Dazzling in their retro outfits were Mickayla Mununggurr, Nanukala Burarrwanga, Siena Stubbs and Shyrell Brian. LEFT: LOLLY LUNACY: Four-year old Rigby Campbell (second from right) was the winner of the jar of jelly beans on the day but was too small to carry it, with Charli Campbell, Carly Seaniger and Amy Norris happy to give her a helping hand.

DYNAMIC DUO: Showing their great moves on the stage were Molly Chrzanowski and Tahlia Groom.

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SLICK: The dance performance by Shanti Monteiro and Mahlia Snowden showed the hard work put in by the duo.

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SISTER ACT: Siblings Maddy and Demi Slatter proved that talent runs in the family with Maddy dancing to a song sung by Demi.

SONGSTRESS: Corra-Lee Cavanagh showed not only her talent, but also her bravery, on the day by singing solo.

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Healthy holiday fun

THE kids from Gunyangara (Ski Beach) and Birritjimi (Wallaby Beach) came together for some healthy holiday fun last Tuesday and Wednesday thanks to Miwatj Health’s “Healthy Lifestyles” program.

Program Coordinator Hayden Rickard said he put the activities together after being inspired by local fitness guru Anna McDonald and the work she has been doing with her “Dynamite Kids Fitness” program.

Working together, Mr Rickard and Ms McDonald put on some play-based activities that had the kids exercising and learning other important skills such as co-ordination and agility, all while having fun.

LEFT: The kids from Gunyangara and Birritjimi had a fun and healthy time last week for holiday activities organised by Miwatj Health at the Ski Beach oval. BELOW: Healthy nutrition was also part of the holiday fun, with Jimmy and Kurt pictured here enjoying a banana snack.

BELOW: Zekahlia and Talisha had a hula-hoop load of fun. RIGHT: Jayrique, Duaine and Murphy showing off some of the muscles they built during their fun holiday activities.

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Sport vouchers boost A typical Territory family with two children will be $400 a year better off thanks to a $5 million expansion of the NT Government’s Sport Voucher scheme. “Our $75 Sport Vouchers have proved hugely popular with Territory families and I am pleased to announce that these vouchers are being more than doubled to a total of $200 a year per child,” Chief Minister Adam Giles said last week..

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Making the most of the school holidays at Nhulunbuy’s Cantrell Skate Park on Saturday morning were brothers Harry (12) and Max Parfitt (12), Kelly Jorgensen (12) and Kurt Edwards (9).

“Helping families cover the cost of their children getting involved in sport and recreation activities is a part of the Country Liberals Government’s plan to drive down the cost of living,” Mr Giles said. “The new Sport Vouchers will mean every enrolled, school-aged child across the Territory is eligible to claim $200 a year on sport and recreation activities. For a typical family with two children, that’s a big help of $400 a year to the family budget. “We’re also expanding the Scheme to cover a wider range of sport and recreation activities including girl guides and scouts, dance, music lessons and other arts and cultural pursuits so children who don’t play traditional sports don’t miss out.” The new Sport Vouchers will be increased from $75 to $200, with $100 vouchers issued to parents twice a year in July and January. Under the Scheme, the Vouchers can be used for registration, essential equipment and uniform costs at any registered sporting or recreation club, group or organisation. In remote areas, Sport Voucher funding will be allocated to schools to support new programs and activities. The new scheme is expected to begin on 1 July 2014.

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