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Easter inspiration by the water

It was an inspirational Easter Dawn Service on Sunday held at Cape Wirrawoi. After days of rain, and even a brief downpour minutes earlier, the skies were clear for the service, organised by the Combined Churches of Nhulunbuy. Nearly 100 Govites were on East Woody Beach for the Easter Sunday service, which celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with the community enjoying a four-day weekend. More photos Page 18 >>. Photo: Corey Bousen.

Gov’t response to future imminent By ANDREW HARRISON NORTHERN Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles will soon receive a draft report from a broad-based taskforce focusing on the future of Nhulunuby, and it understood the Chief Minister will respond to the report by month’s end.

“I am yet to receive the Gove Taskforce’s report but, once I see it, I will consider the recommendations,” he told the Arafura Times, adding he will treat the report as a “priority”. The task force was created by Mr Giles to provide recommendations on regional development opportunities, as well as the

measures needed to maintain the town as East Arnhem Land’s service hub. The group includes representations from the Federal Government, the Northern Land Council, Rio Tinto, the NT Government and three community representatives. Continued Page 3. >>


• There must be a major recalibration. • Nhulunbuy should see itself as a pioneer. • The town must tally up its resources and build on its strengths.


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rnggay Mulka Centre were Australian artist John Wolseley and his London-based grandchildren, Oona and Innes. The acclaimed artist, who is fresh from a recent show at the Ian Potter Centre, in Melbourne’s Federation Square, was in the community to prepare for a duel exhibition, Two Old People Looking For Food, with Blue Mud Bay’s Mulkun Wirrpanda at Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery. Mr Wolseley has an affinity with the bush and Aboriginal culture, spending many months each year, camping, trekking, sketching and collecting material to use as inspirations for his

work. M s Wi r r p a n d a i s an acknowledged clan leader and has a profound knowledge of the environment, which has sustained her people for generations, and artistic methods. A frequent visitor to the Top End, Mr Wolesley said the people and landscape of East Arnhem Land fascinates him and it was an “important time with the future of the town”. While in Yirrkala, he also shared techniques with resident artists, and in turn, they shared their knowledge of Arnhem Land’s flora and fauna, particularly bush tucker, he said.

While Ms Wirrpanda and Mr Wolesley’s exhibition will depict about 20 of the same plants, which have been important to the Yolgnu “both cultural and nutritionally for thousands of year,” he said. Each artist differs in their approach, but if there was a commonality between the pair’s work, it would be their involvement with the landscape, bold simplicity and eye for detail. Mr Wolesley said he was seeking to depict the “inner energy” of the plants and their spread across the landscape. He also is gathering material for a solo show next March at Melbourne’s National

Gallery of Victoria, which is the result of a two-year sponsorship from former Rio Tinto chair Sir Rod Carnegie. He grew up in the U.K. and later trained in London and Paris before moving to Australia in the mid 70s. Victoria-based his work is represented in many prominent Australian collections including Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia, various state and in major collections abroad. While in the Territory, the Wolseley trio also visited Darwin, Kakadu and the Daly River region for Mr Wolesley to revel in nature, collect specimens and paint.

Rio Tinto breaks Q1 bauxite record RIO Tinto announced last week, ahead of its annual shareholder meeting, record first quarter production figures for bauxite production and shipments. It produced 10,000,000 tonnes in three months ended March 31, driven by a ramp up of production at its Weipa mine to feed the newly expanded Yarwun alumina refinery. Still, bauxite production was down 12 per cent from the previous quarter because of maintenance in Guinea and Brazil, adverse weather at Weipa from Cyclone Gillian and curtailed alumina production at Nhulunbuy. Rio is reeling from low commodity prices, high production costs and financial market volatility. But these problems are likely to stay around for a little longer chairman Jan du Plessis told shareholders in London. This year may turn out to be a challenging year with geopolitical problems, declining demand and low prices suggesting a tough year for all worldwide, he said. Mr du Pleiss in particular pointed out the tensions in Ukraine by Russia’s military action, and in China where the miner expects challenges. Rio’s world alumina production rose 17 per cent in the first quarter to 1,856,000 tonnes, but down

three per cent from the previous quarter, reflecting the non-recurrence of cyclone Oswald in 2013, which effected Queensland production that year. The Gove alumina refinery produced 537,000 tonnes in the first quarter, down 10 per cent from the same quarter last year and 20 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2013. The downturn reflected the ramping down of production, whose first stage began in February. The Gove bauxite mine produced 1,804,000 tonnes in the three months ended March 31, down 21 per cent from 2,271,000 tonnes produced three months earlier, and down six per cent from 1,918,000 tonnes in the first quarter of 2013. Gove last calendar year produced 8,029,000 tonnes of bauxite, or about 20 per cent of the Rio’s 2013 global production of 43,204,000 tonnes. This calendar year the company globally is scheduled to produce 41,000,000 tonnes.

Gov’t response imminent << From Page 1 Its report is separate from the East Arnhem Economic Development Strategy which is being developed by the NT Government’s Expert Panel. “It is still being written and is due to be delivered to the Gove Taskforce later this month, offering a blueprint for activity going forward,” Mr Giles said. “Our commitment to the region includes expenditure of more than $1 billion on essential services including health, education and police over the next five years.” When Rio Tino first announced last November the suspension of alumina production at its Gove refinery by this August, Nhulunbuy’s population was expected to drop by half or more in the following year, many businesses expected ruin or seemingly marginal futures. No entrepreneur was keener for government’s response than John Tourish, the owner of the Walkabout Lodge and Tavern, and member of the Gove Taskforce. The NT Government and Rio are each contributing $2 million into a regional economic development fund to help drive investment in East Arnhem Land. In addition to Tio Tinto’s cash injection into the yet-to-be-formed regional economic development fund, which will operate under a trust structure, Rio Tinto is also donating 250 houses. These housing assets will be rented out to generate an income steam for the development fund, which will be used as a “vehicle to try and get a new start” for Nhulunbuy, Mr Tourish said. He believes the Federal Government, which has been mostly silent about its contribution to the transition plans for the township, will not address the issue until after next month’s Budget.

Mr Tourish says the town must “harness its assets to drive new corporations to generate new investment, new employment, new industries”. O r i g i n a l l y, i t w a s believed that the town’s population would drop as low as 1200, but current estimates stand at 2000, but it won’t be certain until the NT engages a demographer to confirm the extent of the decline. “If the population drops below 2000, the remaining businesses will struggle,” Mr Tourish said. For businesses to thrive “there must be a major recalibration”. Mr Tourish sees “dark times for next 12 months” for Nhulunbuy as it adapts to a “new paradigm”. He believed agricultural ventures, such as tree farms or banana plantations, offer the best short-term opportunities, being low cost and best suiting the present skill set of community residents. While WA’s Ord River region had a head start over the region with location closer from South-East Asia’s market of 1.4 billion, ample water resources and arable land, there were other opportunities, such as new mining and exploration ventures. Nhulunbuy should see itself as a pioneer, Mr Touish said. “You might get a few arrows in the rear end or you might get to the Promised Land.” The town must tally up its resources and build on its strengths, Mr Tourish said. Barges and refrigerated containers are presently returning to their sources empty and presented a low-cost resource ready to exploit. Looking beyond the land, the town also could benefit itself from positioning itself as the epicentre of Gulf fisheries or as the north’s only established deep-sea port, Mr Tourish said. Decentralisation of NT





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Walkabout owner John Tourish and Federal Government services from Darwin and other markets also could provide a more stable population. The continuation of the air service with Darwin was vital to the town’s existence, Mr Tourish said. Mr Giles has guaranteed the NT Government’s support on its air link. The town also needed an improved road connections, Mr Tourish said. He said he didn’t expect a bitumen road from all the way from Darwin immediately, but within 10 years it could be a possibility. “For tourism to develop in Nhulunbuy, it has to achieve critical mass.” During the Dry, Nhulunbuy could count on 900 to 1000 camp nights, or 45 nights a year where about 20 campers used its facilities. Currently the town could count on a month and a half a year of good revenues, but each drop helped. With both the NT and Federal governments claiming empty coffers, it was important that all realise “the days of entitlement are over for everyone,” Mr Tourish said. “We all must all bite the bit.” He is quite aware of his own situation and limited options. “It ain’t no yacht. I can’t

Call to curb sale of sweet

GOVE Community Safety Action Group has written to shopkeepers to display ethical restraint and curb sales of Kool-Rs, a cordial concentrate. Arafura Times reported earlier this month educators were concerned Arnhem Land community children are eating the product raw from the package without diluting it with water, and attending school on a sugar buzz. Kool-Rs, which is made by a PNGbased company, comes in individual packages of 15 grams each from between 10 to 15 without proper instructions or


pictures about its proper consumption. The packages only list its ingredients; sugar, citric acid, flavouring, artificial sweeteners and colour. Chair of the Action Group Brendan Muldoon said Kool-Rs misuse was becoming a bigger issue in Indigenous communities affecting the children’s teeth and general health. East Arnhem health services also have called for Kool-Rs removal from stores. And NT Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie has spoken about the product, calling for restrictions but not prohibition.

pull up anchor and sail away,” he told the Arafura Times. “Being brick and mortar, we must embrace a new paradigm.” Nhulunbuy’s problems, and the governments’ response are mirrored across Australia. With as many as 500,000 Australians watching the event closely because they fear their own communities may soon face the same with mine or factory closures. The bigger problem for governments was it now realised there had no plan for regional Australia, Mr Tourish said. “It has been forgotten,” he said. Approaching the crisis, it had become apparent to Mr Tourish that infrastruc-

ture development has been allowed to stagnant - roads and rail systems have fallen apart. He pointed to the large expansion of arterial road and rail networks in Queensland, during the 1960s and 70s, to help develop its cattle industry, allowed miners to develop their industry, which has fuelled the state’s economic growth for the past 30 years. The wind down in Rio’s alumina production is scheduled has entered its second stage. The company has said its annual bauxite production from the Gove mine is planned to be about eight million tonnes a year, or about a fifth of the its global production last year of 43.2 million tonnes.

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Veterans pay tribute at last year’s Kap’Yong Serveice SPECIAL to Nhulunbuy, a 20-minute memorial service will be held on Thursday (April 24) at the Cenotaph for the 63rd Kap’Yong Day with various Anzac Day commemorations being held the next day. The day remembers a pivotal assault fought in April 24, 1951, between United Nations forces-primarily Australian and Canadian-and the Chinese communist army. Today, the event is regarded as one of the most-famous actions fought by the Australians and Canadians in Korea and the Chinese. The fighting helped blunt a Chinese offensive and ultimately lead to the UN capture of South Korean capital Seoul. Until then, UN forces and Chinese allied troops had

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AT dawn on April 25, 1915, the first of around 20,000 young Australian and New Zealand men landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula, near the site of the ancient city of Troy. Instead of the expected flat beach, they found themselves faced with steep cliffs and an entrenched, well armed and determined enemy lying in wait. Those that survived the horrific carnage on arrival faced over 8 months on the beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli. Conditions were appalling and they were under almost constant bombardment. Both sides pinned down the other with sniper fire and shelling, and quickly dug kilometres of trenches for shelter. These surviving “diggers”, as the Australians called themselves, hung on throughout the ensuing statemate until they were evacuated on 20th December, 1915. In these 8 months of World War One alone, 8,141 had died and more than 18,000 had been wounded.

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gained ground and lost territory to each other across the Korean peninsular, more or less establishing the 38th parallel as the current North-South Korean border. At Kap’Yong, two forward battalions - 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry - who were heavily outnumbered by the Chinese, held occupied positions astride the Kapyong valley in hastily developed defences, bearing the brunt of the Chinese assault, and blocking their route south to Seoul. The Chinese had no choice but to withdraw and regroup. Gove Peninsula RSL Secretary Ian (Mo) McKay said commemoration was particular to Nhulunbuy because it previously was home to a few battle veterans, who have passed on. Mr McKay said the day-earlier memorial also served as a dress rehearsal for Anzac Day so observers could practice their actions and address protocol issues. sion” and the composite “New ZeaOn Friday, Australia colland and Australian Division” were lectively will reflect on its comprised entirely of volunteers, fallen and those who have proudly heeding duty’s call. The spirleft behind the comforts it of those first Australian and New of home in the interests of Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) has peace and security. now become the stuff of legend; the Mr McKay said the three mateship, sacrifice, courage and inservices will be represented credibly the sense of humour that at the ceremonies by a group endured amongst death and despair of 12 from the RAAF’s 13 on a scale previously unknown to Squadron from Darwin, by their fledgling nations. individual sailors and local The 25th of April was officially members of Norforce. named ANZAC Day in 1916, and Starting at 5am, a bus the first official Dawn Service (and will collect passengers recognised public holiday) was held along the “town route” at the Sydney Cenotaph in 1923. to transport them to the Whilst it originally started out for Gove Boat Club for a Dawn the survivors of Gallipoli only, it has Service at 5.45am. gradually grown to encompass all Traditional Anzac Day those who have lost their lives in seractivities will held until 9am vice to their country, in all wars. Auswhen a bus will take partralians and New Zealanders around ticipants to the Nhulunbuy the world commemorate ANZAC Primary School where they day with services and marches, and will parade to the Cenotaph remember all those who fought, enfor a service at 11am. dured, suffered and died for their After the service, tradicountries and for our freedom. tional Anzac Day activities 2014 marks the 100 year anniverwill continue at the Arnhem sary of the beginning of WW1, and Club. 2015 marks the 100 year anniverFor more information, sary of the Gallipoli landing. contact Mo (0417 853 321).

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David Gulpilil in a scene from the film. Image courtesy of Adelaide Film Festival. A NEW film, Charlie’s Country, which was mostly shot in Ramingining, will exhibit at next month’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The contemporary story, which written by the Ten Canoes director Rolf de Heer and Yolgnu actor David Gulpilil has been selected to run alongside the main festival competition, now in its 67th year. It explores the ongoing repercussions between black and white in modern Australia and tells the story of Charlie (Gulpilil), an aging Aboriginal man living in a remote community, who moves out of the township after a run in with police and tries to live in his country. The $2.6 million film is partly a semi-autobiographical portrait of the 60-year-old Gulpilil and his bush community. It had its Genesis in de Heer finding his long-time friend in jail after assaulting his partner following a drinking bout. De Heer went back to his hotel and began writing Charlie’s Country to help Gulpilill rebuild his life after his prison term. “It’s my life story,” Gulpillip last year told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s about alcohol and drugs and everything I’ve done wrong.” In the bush, Charlie tries to live the lifestyle of his ancestors, building his own shelter, bark painting and hunting for his own tucker. His health deteriorates, and eventually Charlie enters a hospital in Darwin and finds himself in prison. The film paints a realistic portrait of life in a remote indigenous community and the problems faced by its inhabitants stock between traditional life and the 21st Century. The film is the third in an informal trilogy by de Heer, and was preceded by 2002’s The Tracker and Ten Canoes, which also showed at Cannes and won a Special Jury prize in 2006. The trip is de Heer’s fourth to the Cannes festival, having previously received two Palme d’Or for nominations, for The Quiet Room (1996) and Dance Me to My Song (1998). De Heer was pleased that new film has been selected, because it means the film will be seen not only in France but further afield, he said. His collaboration with Gulpilil began with The Tracker, about the relationship between black and white Australians in the early 20th century, and was followed by Ten Canoes about Aboriginal culture before white settlement. Backed by the South Australian Film Corporation, the film premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival last October and will have its first international showing during the Cannes fortnight, which begins on May 14. The only other Australian film this year at Cannes is The Rover, a futuristic vengeance drama shot entirely in the SA outback, staring actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. It was directed by David Michod, whose crime drama Animal Kingdom won acclaim, for him and an Oscar nomination for actress Jacki Weaver. “This caps off a pretty good 12 months for SAFCbacked films,” said Film Corp. chief executive Richard Harris, also referring to horror story The Babadook, transgender drama 52 Tuesdays, which won awards at the Sundance and the Berlin festivals, and time travel rom-com The Infinite Man, which premiered at last month’s Austin SXSW film festival In Texas. The Rover will open wide in June, Charlie’s Country in July and The Infinite Man later this year.

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The Yolngu will never leave WHEN Rio Tinto’s Gove refinery closes and hundreds of workers and their families leave the area, the remaining local population will be made up of mainly Yolngu Aboriginal people. While most of the nonAboriginal population has been basically transient, moving in and out with mining and project support enterprises, the Yolngu population is stable. It is Aboriginal land and those Yolngu who leave their homelands are rare. When Rio announced the refinery closure many observers believed that the Yolngu would remain unaffected by the shutdown, their communities and the businesses that serviced those communities insulated from the downturn. Construction firm Deltareef is one of those businesses, with much of their work concentrated in building and upgrading Aboriginal housing. “We’re busier than we’ve ever been,” explains Deltareef’s owner Michael Martin. “The communities aren’t going anywhere. They’re continuing to grow. So for my business, we’ll keep working in the surrounding communities because that’s where the housing growth will occur.” But even Martin is unsure about the future of Gove. That concern is shared by the principals of other Aboriginal corporations and businesses. Steve Roeger, CEO of the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation,

heads a group that manages and provides environmental and cultural resource management of the Gove Peninsula, a sprawling 550,000 hectare area much of which is marine estate that extends 40km out to sea. Dhimurru issues recreational permits for campers and tourists, most of whom are Gove contractors or locals, their families and their visitors. The income from those permits is set to halve. “The region is taking a tremendous hit with this closure,” states Mr Roeger. “The economic foundation that everybody relies on has been largely about the refinery. The provision of services and the economic opportunities are going to be impacted by the decision and it’s going to affect everybody - profoundly.” That view is shared by Klaus Helms, CEO of the Gumatj Corporation. “I told the people it would affect them,” recalls Mr Helms. “It would cost them services. “If the town goes from 4000 to less than 2500 then it does affect everyone. The question is: when one door closes what door opens?” Mr Helms has advised his workforce to concentrate their efforts on their bush enterprises like their sawmill operation, their cattle property and abattoir. Indigenous tourism will also suffer as services are cut back and become more expensive. “It will affect Aboriginal people here, especially out in the home-

lands,” observes Djawa (‘Timmy’) Burarrwanga, director and chairman of the Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation. “I think it will also affect the services we get like fly-in doctors and nurses. People say that it will not affect Aboriginal people, but people in Yirrkala will be affected too.” The Lirrwi is a group of regional Aboriginal cultural attractions like homeland and art centre visits that could be impacted by reduced flights to the region. However, in spite of the tough times ahead the people behind these organisations and businesses are not resigned to a negative fate. Many of them have signed on to the palate of programs offered by the Department of Business (DoB) as part of the Gove Business Assistance Program. The programs are designed to help local businesses restructure to meet the demands of the future Gove economic environment by bringing in top consultants to study their businesses, advise on changes needed as well as implementing those changes. Dhimurru has engaged with DoB to undertake a business planning exercise hoping to get a clearer view of what the impacts will be. “We’re looking forward to accessing that program with a view of developing a business plan by the end of this year,” says Mr Roeger. “We know we’re going to have to change our arrangements and it’ll be best to do that with professional advice and in a structured manner.”

Art and Craft market changes NHULUNBUY Corporation Limited has changed the organisation of the Arts and Craft Market to accommodate the competition for the limited number of tables. To keep a regular spot for tables at the market, a $100 deposit must by lodged with the NCL in addition to a $25 a day fee. Stall holders paying the $100 will be guaranteed the space they request for the next 12 months or until they forfeit their deposit. The NCL said it will endeavour to accommodate each stall holder’s preference for a table. There are 40 allocated tables inside the Town Hall each market and three on the veranda. Tables

are allocated on a first come, first served basis, but late comers are welcome to an outside table at the reduced price of $20. Marquees are available by request from the NCL, but latecoming stalls holders will have to supply their own shade. Stall holders will have to speak to the market host on the day if they have any enquiries. The NCL welcomes any questions or feedback on the markets, and can be contacted on office@ The next market is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, and the contact person will be Les Mitchell, from the Gove Peninsula Tennis Club.

Marketeers Zali Norswothy and Jamie McVeigh at the markets earlier this year.

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Family values strengthen Vernon’s work ethic

VISITORS to Yirrkala are likely to see Vernon Marika, behind the security fencing, working with a small group of Deltareef employees, refurbishing houses. After graduating from the Ralpa program, administered by Rio Tinto at Nhulunbuy, Vernon was fortunate to be offered his first real job by Deltareef. Bret Martin, the site supervisor, said: “We are very happy with Vernon. “He has a willingness to learn and does all of the jobs. “Deltareef has a strong network with the ALERT management, and this has led to the company employing a number of the graduates.” Vernon is most enthusiNew Deltareef worker Vernon Marika. astic about his job.’ on life. “I have done tasks like “Even if I go to the pub I remember I have to go to renewing the cladding, replacing timber decking, and work tomorrow. The people I work with rely on me to help to erect the scaffolding. help them. “My family is proud that I go to work. “What am I going to do? Just sit on the beach and “They call me Bob the Builder”, said Vernon. look at the ocean. “We work at different places. “I’m a worker. I do not want to get money from “Sometimes we work at Wallaby Beach, other times at Ski Beach in town or at Yirrkala where I can walk to Centrelink”. Family values have strengthened the work ethic work. “When we work away from Yirrkala my boss picks espoused by Vernon. “My father, Bruno, is a worker and he is a good me up at 7.00 am, and we work till 5pm”. Vernon has a novel way of awakening in the morning example for me. At home I tell my family what I do and when he says: “I hear the birds in the morning and they they say it is good stuff. “I even work in my holidays to help the family fix wake me up”. The type of work done by Vernon has given him their house,” said Vernon. For Vernon work enables him to do a few extra things prominence in his community. There are other houses at Yirrkala to be refurbished. he values. “I do not need a lot of money. It enables me to buy Vernon says the people who live in these houses come to him and say: “Boss, when are you going to do some work tools and clothes. “I am even able to go to Darwin to see my nephew and my house?” Working has enabled Vernon to change his outlook my sister who is an interpreter for the police,” he said.

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POWER OUTAGE Date Friday, May 2 Time 0830 – 1730 Areas affected: Sub 1, 2, 3, 4, 20, 25, 69, 89 & 90 Banyan Road 9 to 21 odds, 12 to 24 evens Bunggulwuy Circuit Casuarina Avenue 9 to 15 odds, 8 to 16 evens Chesterfield Circuit 7 to 35 & 39 to 47 odds, 2 to 56 evens Disease Control Unit Garnet Close Geebung Close Henning Madsen Close House on the Hill Klyn Circuit 25 to 47 odds, 16 to 28 evens Lacebark Avenue 3, 5 to14 Leach Road

Matthew Flinders Way 10, 12 & 20 Mimosa Avenue 11 to 15 odds, 10 to 16 evens Mount Saunders Myall Close Nandina Close Pandora Circuit 13 to 53 odds, 6 to 24 evens Pera Circuit 15 to 29 odds, 22 to 42 evens Quandong Avenue 3 to 14 Sandlewood 11 to 15 odds, 14 to 18 evens Singing Rocks Road 1, 2, 5, 7 & 11 Thunderman Road 1, 2 & 3 Wuyal Road 1 to 35 odds, 2 to 38 evens

Rio Tinto Alcan will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice. Brenden Marchesi Town High Voltage Supervisor Ph 8987 5868


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Areas affected: Sub 41 Birritjimi (Wallaby Beach)

Rio Tinto Alcan will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice. Brenden Marchesi From left: Nhulunbuy Newsagency’s Judy Carter, contest winner Tiane Brett, 10, and her mum Jodi holding Tiane entry.A A Nhulunbuy girl has scored a win in a national colouring-in competition. Tiane Brett took out the NT prize, winning $500 worth of Straedter pens, colour pencils and markers for her school Nhulunbuy Primary.

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Her mum, Jodi. said Tiane “screamed with delight” when she learned of her win. Newsagency proprietor Judy Carter said it was a first win for town in the annual event, which was “great for the school and great to see customers excited”.

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 letters to the editor/comment ANZAC DAY: LEST WE FORGET

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to or phone Andrew Harrison on 1300 088 000. THIS Friday ANZAC Day commemorations will once again be held in Nhulunbuy with the Dawn Service at the Boat Club followed by the 11.00am service at the Cenotaph. Thanks to Nhulunbuy Corporation who were quick to respond to a community outcry about the exercise equipment installed recently adjacent to the cenotaph by removing and relocating it to a more-appropriate location. It was the right thing to do.

Twilight over Arafura.

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.


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

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And thanks also to Mo McKay and Ivor Alexander who are once again coordinating activities for this important national day of remembrance, now in its 99th year. O ur region’s ow n war time history and the deployment of defence personnel on the Gove Peninsula, including the unique NT Special Reconnaissance Unit made up of local Yolngu men, was absolutely critical in the defence of northern Australia in World War 2. I am disappointed

to learn, however, that this year, there will be changes which apply to servicemen and women attending post- service gatherings around the country at licensed venues like RSL clubs, including the Arnhem Club. According to a media report I have seen, a directive has been issued by the Department of Defence which states: “Army personnel are not permitted to consume alcohol in a public place or licensed establishments in military uniform. After completing their duties on ANZAC Day, Army members can change into their civilian attire

and can then consume alcohol.” I for one am deeply disappointed that on ANZAC Day, of all days, where servicemen and women can surely be permitted as they always have, to wear their uniform with pride, to be publicly recognised for who they are and what they do, that they might be trusted as adults to drink responsibly. It sounds, quite, simply, un-Australian and deals a blow to the very spirit of the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli. Rain or shine, I know locals will turn out in force this Friday to com-

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memorate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives to serve the men, women and children of their country. And we will also praise - and raise our glasses - to those who continue to serve our country in conflicts around the world, protecting freedom and democracy. Lest we forget.

National Youth Award for community role model EAST Arnhem Regional Council staff member Evelyna Dhamarrandji was recognised for her achievements in the past 12 months, last Thursday winning the Health and Wellbeing category at the National Youth Awards in Canberra. Evelyna, from Galiwin’ku on Elcho Island, is a strong Yolngu woman, active community member and role model for other young women. As a youth worker for the council’s youth, sport and recreation team, Evelyna is passionate about improving life choices of young people in remote communities and also was recognised in the Galiwin’ku NAIDOC Awards for her contribution to youth services and health and wellbeing. Evelyna was a member of the 2013 Indigenous Marathon Squad, participating in road races

EVELYNA DHAMARRANDJI with her award last Thursday. Photo in Canberra, Sydney and Alice Springs, eventually selected to run in the New York Marathon last November. Evelyna’s persistence and perseverance has encouraged her community, both young and old to take up exercise in order to change their lifestyle. Through the Indigenous Marathon Squad, Evelyna has had the chance to complete her Certificate IV in Health and Leisure which has helped her to improve her family’s lifestyle and encourage other community members to do the same. She has undertaken a cooking and nutrition class as part of the Young Women Health and Wellbeing program she runs within her community.

“Evelyna is a strong role model not only for Yolgnu women, but for all of our community members, young and old. She leads a healthy, active lifestyle, and encourages her community to follow in her footsteps. “We are extremely proud of her achievements and see an exciting future for this wonderful young woman” said East Arnhem Regional Council President, Mr Banambi Wunungmurra. Galiwin’ku was well represented at the recent Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards with Evelyna and Richard Dhamarrandji Top three Finalists in their respective categories of Health & Wellbeing and Environment, and Jessica Burrarrwanga and Anthony

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Djamangi Top 10 Finalists in the categories of Health & Wellbeing and the Arts. Richard is a participant in the East Arnhem Regional Council Young Men’s program, and Jessica and Anthony both part of our strong Youth, Sport & Recreation team. President Wunungmurra continued: “We have an incredible group of young leaders with East Arnhem Land, shinning a bright light on the future of our communities. “We are excited that their work is being recognised outside of our region, with hope it encourages more young people to become active in the ongoing improvement of their communities lifestyles.”

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How does YOUR garden grow? Now is the time to plant A TOP-END horticultural expert is u rg i n g N o r t h e r n Australians to take advantage of the change in weather by growing their own vegetables. As the Dry rolls in, Charles Darwin University Horticulture and Aquaculture team leader Scott McDonald (above) said it was the perfect time of year to start planting. He said growing vegetables could be a fun family activity and helped children learn about where food comes from. “For kids, it can be very rewarding to pick the produce from plants they have grown themselves,” Mr McDonald said. “It teaches them about health and nutrition, and home-grown vegetables are always going to taste better than store bought ones because they are naturally ripened.” Mr McDonald said classic vegetables, such as tomatoes, lettuce, capsicum and eggplant, were among tasty garden staples that would thrive this time of year. “The main thing for growing vegetables up here is the weather,” he said. “It tends to be too hot over the wet season and the vegetables tend to get hammered by mould or rot.” Mr McDonald recommended planting melons, pumpkins and zucchini over the Easter break so they could be ready for harvest by the mid-dry

season. He said now was also the perfect time to replant herbs, such as mint, oregano, and basil. “If you replant herbs this time of year, you will get a good crop out of the whole season,” he said. Mr McDonald suggested planting marigolds and chrysanthemums to ward off common garden pests, such as grasshoppers, whitefly and thrips.

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ABOVE: Sisters Lexie (6) and Paris (10) Hooper. LEFT: Enjoying a quiet one Brendan Hutchings and Lynda Doyle. BELOW: Time with dad - John Ranson with daughters Emily (1) and Claire (5).

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5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 A Place To Call Home (Cons Adv: S,V,A,L) 1:30 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:30 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 10:30 Parks And Recreation - “Partridge / Animal Control” - Leslie and Ben travel back to his hometown of Partridge, MN to accept the key to the city. 11:30 Dr Oz 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:20 Seven News Special - Sunrise - ANZAC Day Dawn Service - The latest news, sport and weather from around Australia and overseas.

7:00 World News 1:00 Turn Back Time 2:00 The Hotel 2:50 The Great Rabbit 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 Luke Nguyen’s France 8:00 French Food Safari 8:30 Jerusalem On A Plate 9:30 Life Of Crime 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:05 UEFA Champions League Highlights 11:30 Toughest Place To Be A... - Ferryman 12:30 Putin, Russia And The West - New Start 1:35 Movie: “The Chaser” MAV(V) - An ex-cop turned pimp is in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. 3:50 The Real M*A*S*H 4:45 UEFA Europa League 2013/2014


6:00 ABC News Breakfast ANZAC Day 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 ANZAC Day March QLD 12:30 ANZAC Day: Gallipoli Dawn Service 1:30 ANZAC Day: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Service 3:00 The Telegraph Man 3:00 Art of War 4:00 A Very Short War 5:00 ANZAC Day: Lone Pine Service 6:00 Gallipoli From Above 6:55 ANZAC Day: GovernorGeneral’s Address 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Still Open All Hours: A one-off special of Roy Clarke’s popular comedy. Granville is no longer the dogsbody, having inherited the business from his miserly Uncle Albert Arkwright. 8:35 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: Nemesis - Miss Marple is faced with her greatest challenge yet when she receives instructions from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel to investigate a ‘possible crime’. 10:05 The Boffin The Builder The Bombardier: Weapons Of Gallipoli 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Randling: A furiously funny game show about words hosted by Andrew Denton. 11:45 Rage 5:00 Rage

5:30 Today 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 Royals At Rememberance Day 11:30 ANZAC Day With Peter Overton 12:00 Gallipoli Dawn Service 1:10 Villers Bretonneux Dawn Service 2:05 National News Now 3:00 Live ANZAC Day NRL Dragons Vs Roosters 3:45 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Football: Brisbane Broncos Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 9:45 TBA 12:00 Rogue: An American journalist and an outback tour guide join forces to fend off a giant man-eating crocodile, lurking beneath the surface of a remote lake in Australia’s Kakadu National Park. 2:00 Spyforce: “The Journey” On an escape flight from Burma to Australia, Erskine and Gunther share an aeroplane with five other refugees. Erskine discovers that someone is radioing the plane’s position to the Japanese, and then one of the passengers is murdered. 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Brand Developers / 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 2014 AFL Premiership Rnd 6 Collingwood Vs Essenden 1:30 2014 AFL Premiership Rnd 6 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:30 Better Homes & Gardens 8:00 The Friday Movie 10:45 2014 AFL Premiership Rnd 6 - Freemantle Vs North Melbourne 11:30 Desperate Housewives - “Women And Death” - “ On the day of the funeral of a beloved Wisteria Lane resident, each of the ladies thinks back on how this person had affected their lives. 12:30 Desperate Housewives - “Any Moment” - Bree is suspicious of Andrew’s intentions when he announces that he’s getting married. 1:30 SPECIAL: Danger down Under - Meet Australia’s bravest characters who have developed special relationships with the deadliest creatures on earth! 3:00 Home Shopping / 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 Living Black 1:30 Inspector Rex: The Baby Dealers 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: South Downs 8:35 The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light “The Wonder Of Islam” 9:40 Warhorse - The Real Story 10:25 SBS World News Late 11:05 The Feed: Best Stories Of The Week 11:35 Film: “The Sex Of The Angels ” - Struggling dancer Bruno is in love with his girlfriend Carla, but when the handsome Rai moves in downstairs from the couple, he and Bruno bond over their love of dance and sparks begin to fly. MA(S) 1:30 Kurt Wallender: The Angel Of Death - A choir of young women give an acclaimed guest performance in a country church outside Ystad. But then an 18-year-old member of the choir disappears. M (V,L) 3:15 Film: “Rally Chicks” - Tells the story of two young women who challenge the male dominated world of rally car racing. Set in the1960s in Sweden. M (L) CC


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer - The Jezebels 11:30 The Checkout 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 Gallipoli From Above 1:40 Movie: “Pandora And The Flying Dutchman” (G) 3:25 Movie: “Jason And The Argonauts” (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 Goodman and his team are drawn into the world of politics when Saint-Marie’s scandal-ridden Commerce Minister is found dead. 8:30 The Gods of Wheat Street: The Games People Play - Odin hasn’t found a guarantor for the loan and Jonesy Brown has had him locked up for assault. With the court date set for the same day as the auction, will Odin be set free and make it to the auction? 9:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Death Comes Knocking 10:30 Birdsong: As Stephen recovers from his injuries and returns to the front he is haunted by his affair with Isabelle. 11:50 Rage Guest Programmer - The Jezebels 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 Animal Emergency 11:00 The Garden Gurus 11:30 Sally Behind The Smile 12:30 The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships 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: “She’s The Man”- A simple case of assumed identity snowballs into a romantic mix-up of epic proportions when Viola Hastings disguises herself as her twin brother in order to play on the boy’s school soccer team and falling in love along the way. 8:40 Movie: “A Few Best Men” An Englishman falls in love with an Australian and convinces his three best friends to return to the Australian Outback for the wedding. 10:40 Movie: “Matchstick Men” (Some Coarse Language, Some Violence) 1:00 Movie: “Clash Of The Titans” (Supernatural Themes) 3:30 Brand Developers 4:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 Dr Oz 4:00 TBA 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:30 2014 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 6 - Melbourne Vs Sydney 7:00 2014 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 6 - Melbourne Vs Sydney 10:30 Strike Back 11:30 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2014 - Highlights - V8 Supercars: Auckland” It’s Super Sprint season and the V8 Supercars are in New Zealand for the ITM 500 Auckland 12:30 Desperate Housewives: “With So Little To Be Sure Of” 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Harry’s Practice 3:00 It Is Written Oceania - “God’s Best Little Advice Book - One Heart, Two Paths” Religious program 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz - “The Real Housewives Tell All On Their Plastic Surgery”

5:00 World News 1:00 The Doors: Mr Mojo Risin’ 2:10 The Chopin Etudes 2:10 Barenboim On Beethoven 3:45 Piano Notes 3:55 Contact - Abbas Altar: Iranian Revolution 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 A History Of Celtic Britain - Age Of Invasion 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 My Wild Affair: Andre: The Seal Who Came Home PG CC 8:30 Movie: “Kokoda” M(V,L) CC - 1942. Australia is at war with Japan. A small platoon of Australian soldiers from the 39th battalion have been set as a forward patrol far outside the perimeter of Isurava, a village on the Kokoda track. 10:20 Movie: “The Notorious Bettie Page” - The story of Bettie Page, uber-successful 1950s pin-up model, one of the first sex icons in America. 12:00 Striptease Unveiled 1:05 Movie: “Little Girl Blue” - A woman’s mid-life crisis leads her on a colourful comic odyssey 2:50 Death Camp Treblinka 3:55 The Anthrax Files

6:00 Rage 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 The World This Week 11:00 7.30 Qld 11:30 Songs of Praise: Calderdale 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Compass: The Mystery Of Mary Magdalene: Part 2 2:00 Death In Paradise 3:00 When God Spoke English 4:00 Big Art Ideas 5:00 Midsomer Murders: Market For Murder 6:30 Compass: The Moral Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Pitkennedy School 8:30 Parer’s War 10:10 Jack Irish: Black Tide 11:45 Movie: “The Great Escape” (PG) 2:35 The Great Escape: The Reckoning - This compelling documentary combines dramatic recreations of key moments during the hunt for the murderers of 50 Allied airmen who escaped from a Nazi Germany prison camp in 1944. 3:30 Talking Heads: Judith Durham 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Best Of Collectors - Meet a peglomaniac; visit tie-land; the cool clean lines of 60s furniture.

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Broncos Insider 1:30 2014 Intrust Supercup Dolphins Vs Jets 3:30 Football: West Tigers Vs Gold Coast Titans 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 11:30 Financial Review Sunday 12:00 What Would You Do - Using hidden cameras, host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with a dilemma that requires them to either take action or walk by and mind their own business. 1:00 Spyforce: “Decoy”Spyforce operative Erskine is sent to destroy Japanese fuel dumps on an island in the Pacific, as a cover for an allied attack on a nearby island. Starring Jack Thompson, Peter Sumner, Katy Wild 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sophia The First 6:00 Doc McStuffins 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Guys With Kids 11:30 TBA 1:00 Footy Flashbacks 2:30 2014 AFL Premiership Season Richmond Vs Hawthorne 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 10:30 Royal Pains: “Something Fishy This Way Comes” After a steamy ‘workout’ in the back of Harper’s car, Hank gets a call from Christina, but it’s of a professional, not personal, nature. 11:30 Dr Oz 12:30 Ningaloo - Where Ocean Giants Meet - Ningaloo - Where Ocean Giants Meet” Journey to one of the world’s most untapped natural wonders, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia’s largest coral reef and marine park. 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 That ‘70s Show 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Wainwright Walks 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 2014 Superbike World Championship 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Subaru World Of Cycling 5:30 Road To The 2014 FIFA World Cup. Costa Rica, Netherlands, USA and Nigeria. 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Lost Worlds: The Other Pompeii 8:30 Life On Us 9:30 Fracking: The New Energy Rush - Geologist Iain Stewart investigates a new and controversial energy rush for the natural shale gas found deep underground. 10:30 Cycling: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2014 1:00 Movie: “Letters to Father Jacob” - With few options, newly pardoned prisoner Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. 2.25 Movie: “Cafe Du Pont” - Based on the uncommon boyhood of French musician Pierre Perrot, from living under German occupation during World War Two to learning at the feet of philosophers at his parent’s café. 4:10 The Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 4:40 Costa’s Arnhem Land Odyssey Bitesize 4:50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Backyard Science 10:15 Get Into Textiles 10:45 Atoms Alive 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Landline 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 My Family 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: Headcorn 6:55 Dream Build: Angophora 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 Changi: Seeing Is Believing 12:35 Movie: “Mickey One” (M,Adult Themes, Coarse Language) 2:05 Movie: “We Were Strangers” (M,Violence) 3:50 Movie: “Nurse Edith Cavell” (PG) 5.30 Eggheads: The Irregulars

5:30 Today 8:30 Global Shop Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Movie: “Arthur” (AT, mcl) 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 11:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - ‘El Bulli’ - Tony travels to Spain’s Costa Brava to cook and dine with chef Ferran Adria at El Bulli before the ‘best restaurant in the world’ closes its doors for good. 12:30 Nitro Circus Live - New Zealand - Carnage ensues when Bilko steals a van to go downhill luging, and the world’s largest homemade water slide claims one of the athletes. 1:00 Extra 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Cons Adv: V,D,L,N) The story of a Texas congressman’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels had long-reaching effects. TOM HANKS. 2:00 The Daily Edition 2:30 The Chase 3:30 Seven News At 4 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Seven News 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 11:30 Talking Footy - Three-time premiership superstar Tim Watson and arguably the greatest player of all time Wayne Carey sit alongside host and Bulldogs champion Luke Darcy to dissect all the AFL news and issues on and off the football field. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons & Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Heartbreak Science 2:05 First Australians 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: Exploding Still/Moonshine Run 8:35 Vikings: Unforgiven 9:30 RocKwiz - Declan Melia, Olivia Bartley & Sweet Jean 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Clown - Royal Jester 12:00 Shorts On Screen - Death Of A Shadow 12:35 Movie: “53 Winter Days” M (L,N,V) Set in a bus station during winter, this is a powerful social drama that weaves together three different stories about loneliness. 2:15 Movie: “The Last Summer Of La Boyita ” M (A,N) - Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn’t want to hang around with little kids anymore. 3:50 My Mum Talks To Aliens

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Neue Freunde 10:30 Jung In Europa 10:40 La Mappa Misteriosa 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 My Family 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer Murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs: Isle Of Wight 6:50 What’s Your Story? - Doctor Electric 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Objects Of Desire 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Writer’s Room - New Girl 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Movie: “On Dangerous Ground” (,M,Violence) 1:55 Movie: “Rachel And The Stranger” 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 5: Warringah V Sydney University 5:30 Eggheads: The JBs

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: “Moon” (Some Coarse Language) - Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon where he sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems. 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 11:30 20/20 - 20/20 is news and current affairs show anchored by Elizabeth Varga and Chris Cuomo. 12:30 Extra - Co-hosts Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos reporting in front of a live audience from The Grove in Los Angeles. Catch up on all the latest in Hollywood’s current affairs as we find out what the world’s hottest stars have been up to this week. 1:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The People Next Door” (Cons Adv: A,V) When a mother leaves her violent husband and moves with her three daughters, things are gradually looking up. But soon it all starts to fall apart when she can’t trust those around her. 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 10:00 Botched Up Bodies 11:00 Smash: “The Surprise Party” 12:00 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: The Colour Of Paradise 2:30 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 - Ceremony 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Killing: Sarah has found the chaplain, who’s wounded and she pursues the perpetrator. 12:10 East West 101 - A Prodigal Fear - Malik works with Agent Skerritt from the NSO to track down the car bomb killers. 1:10 Movie: “A Rational Solution ” - A smart, funny film made for adults. 3:00 The Circuit - Reading the Signs - Sam is back from looking after his son, and Drew and Bella’s relationship continues in secret. 4:00 Food Lovers Guide To Australia 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 My Place 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 My Family 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs: Kensington 6:50 The Checkout. 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Q1: Kit & Kaboodle 8:30 Spicks & Specks 9:00 The Agony of Modern Manners: Dining 9:30 The Kumars (M,Sexual References) 10:00 Would I Lie To You? The Unseen Bits 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Hustle 12:30 Movie: “Impact” (PG) Walter Williams’s wife falls in love with another man and the two of them plot her husband’s murder. 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 4 Essenden Vs Collingwood 5:30 Eggheads - Para Equestrian Drivers

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: “Risky Business” (Sex Scenes, Some Coarse Language) - Joel is a responsible trustworthy son who has been good for too long. Now it’s time for a change. Joel’s dotting parents are going on a vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. 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 11:30 Rizzoli & Isles - This Is How The Heart Breaks - When Maura meets a new guy named Dennis in a very unusual way, he opens up a different side of her. 12:30 EXTRA 1:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The End Of Eden” (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 8:00 TBA 9:00 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D - ”Providence” With Colonel Glenn Talbot now on their trail, Coulson and his team seek refuge in the last place anyone would look. 11:00 Defiance: “The Bride Wore Black” -The time for Christie McCawley and Alak Tarr’s wedding has arrived but Datak wants to call it off. 12:00 Dr Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News


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: Protocol 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 Two And A Half Men 10:40 Two And A Half Men 11:10 The AFL Footy Show 1:00 Extra 3:00 Good Morning America 3:45 National News Special Presentation - ANZAC Dawn Service - Join us as National News brings you the Dawn Service live from the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney. 4:30 Today








ABC 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 The Wonder Years 11.00 Wonders Of The Universe 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 QI 1:30 The Kumars 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: West Cumbria 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 The Checkout - Factory Seconds 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Assused: Tracie’s Story 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Girls’ Own War Stories 12:30 Grand Designs Revisited: West Cumbria 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 5: West Perth Vs Sth Freemantle 4:25 ABC News Breakfast: ANZAC Dawn Service 5:30 ANZAC Day: National Dawn Service From Canberra 5:50 ABC News Breakfast: ANZAC Day

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5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 My Family Feast 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 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: “Goethe! ” - In the vein of Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus, comes this charming take on Germany’s most famous literary genius and rebel starring Moritz Bleibtreu. M(A,S) 1:00 Movie: “The Big Dream” (N,V,L,S) - Michele Placido’s film tells of a love triangle set against the political turmoil and student protests in Italy in the late 1960s. 3:00 Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice - One woman has come to symbolise the struggle of Burma’s people to be free. 4:00 Food Lovers Guide To Australia 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014


SUDOKU No. 195

Your  Lucky 


Stars  

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You may be tempted to do something that is quite dangerous. Unfortunately, you may not realise all the risks involved. Romance. An insight into your partner’s thinking will make it much easier to deal with them. Use this knowledge to your advantage in the near future.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) You may feel tension within your family this week. Quickly get to the source of it so that you can move on with things. Romance. You will be extremely sensitive to changes in your partner’s emotional state. Remember, you need to remain strong so they have someone to lean on.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


A friend who is much older than you may put you in a bit of a dilemma as their point of view will be difficult to reconcile with your own values. Romance. If you use your time efficiently, you will be amazed at what you can achieve this week. Encourage your partner to pick up their pace

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You may have more work to do than you realise. You cannot do it all by yourself and must find a way to get more support from your colleagues. Romance. It may be a while before you can see the benefit of some recent relationship changes. Don’t be quick to judge circumstances.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A family secret may finally be revealed. This will help you to understand some recent history. You may feel a sense of closure. Romance. You will be very grateful for your partner’s support. It’ll be provided just when you need it. They will make time for you in their busy schedule this week.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) This will be a week when you should avoid stress as much as possible. Delegate responsibilities to colleagues where possible. Romance. A friend could have views of your relationship which seem a little old-fashioned. Don’t ignore everything that this person says, however.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


There are a number of jobs which need doing around the house. Try to get a relative to help you complete some of these tasks. Romance. Try not to be too critical of your partner. Your standards may be much higher than theirs. Judging them will only hamper your relationship.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) This is not the best time to get into a dispute. Stay away from topics which you know might cause an argument with colleagues. Romance. If you make the effort this week to create an eventful moment for your partner, you won’t be disappointed. Be creative with what you choose!

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may need a little extra reassurance this week. Try not to “fish for compliments”, however. They will come to you if you wait a bit longer. Romance. Your partner will be with you all the way this week. You will be surprised how much you can do together without disagreeing.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You will be trying to get your career goals into better focus. It is important that you develop a clear plan of how you expect to achieve your ambitions. Romance. You might be feeling a little pent-up this week. You need an outlet for your emotional energy. Meet new people!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Open your eyes,

look within. Are you

satisfied with the life you’re living?

Bob Marley


Try to be as easy-going as possible this week. This would not be a good time to touch on any sore points. Romance. If you are past the “honeymoon stage” in your relationship, try to do small things to bring you back to that point. Call each other just to chat or leave them cute notes..

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You may feel left out this week. Do your best to call friends and set some times to meet up with one another. You’ll feel better if you do! Romance. Your own needs are important, as well as those of your partner. You’ll need to sit down together and discuss your wishes.

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Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation


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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 TENDER NOTICE




TENDER No. B-AC1415.01

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

Closing Date: 14:00PM CST, 7TH MAY 2014 A full description of the Contract Requirements is available by accessing and downloading tender documents online at

* All mechanical and marine

* Authorised Mercury, Suzuki and Yanmar dealer

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

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

* 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. 14 – Arafura Times

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TENDER No. B-WM1415.02

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-WM1415.01

Crisis Accommodation Gove (Inc.) (08) 8987 1166 / 0412 317 925

East Arnhem Regional Council

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

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


CLASSIFIEDS Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Nhulunbuy High School Gym

Women from the community of Maningrida are taking the quilt and fashion world by storm with their unique cultural designs.

Arnhem Land quilters stitching their way to fashion fame By MALARNDIRRI McCARTHY NITV NEWS BABBARRA Women’s Centre in Maningrida is showcasing its work at both the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne and the Australian Indigenous Fashion Week in Sydney. For Lenny Goya-Airra and Raelene Bonson, the chance to share their cultural heritage and gain economic recognition is an opportunity they are taking in their stride. “Our grandmothers taught us to make mats,” Ms Goya-Airra said. The women are just two of 20 in the centre who have laboured over their fabric designs in preparation for this week, manager Claire Nichol said. “All of the money that we’re making goes back into supporting employmet and training for the local women,” she said. The Maningrida women’s products are making a hit with prospective buyers to the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne. The quilt convention is the largest annual event dedicated to quilting and offers great exposure for quilting and patchwork suppliers from all around the world. It’s a major business opportunity for the Maningrida community. Stroppy Sheilas is one of the companies supporting the group. “We’re hoping to put them on the map as a source for wonderful fabric forward, not only quilts but interior designs, soft furnishings and of course fashion,” director Kerry O’Conner said.

All positions are declared vacant A new committee needs to be filled for netball to continue in GOVE 2014/2015. *Please note all current committee members are leaving town in 2014 For further information on declared positions or GNA please email or contact GNA President Helen Clark on 8987 3728

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

temporary road closure chesterfield circuit


Friday 25 April 2014 10.30am – 11.30am Residents are advised that Chesterfield Circuit (between Franklyn Street and Melville Bay Road) will be closed for the Anzac Day Parade. The parade will assemble at the Primary School and travel along Chesterfield Circuit to the Cenotaph. Any inconvenience is regretted. Les Mitchell ACTING TOWN ADMINISTRATOR

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 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

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

Request for expressions of interest for Independent Directors The Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (Miwatj Health) Board of Directors invites expressions of interest to engage 2 new Independent Directors. Based in Nhulunbuy, Miwatj Health is the major Aboriginal Primary Health Care Service in East Arnhem Land. Miwatj Health’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of communities of the East Arnhem Land region through the delivery of appropriate and comprehensive primary health care and the promotion and coordination of control by Aboriginal communities of primary health care resources. Miwatj Health’s revised constitution makes provision for two independent (non-voting) Directors. These will work with Directors elected from across East Arnhem Land in Board meetings which are held quarterly. These Directors will be appointed on a volunteer 24 month basis for a maximum of three terms, with expenses reimbursed.

NAAJA MEMBERSHIP NAAJA invites Aboriginal people within the Miwatj region to nominate for membership of the Company for the Miwatj (East Arnhem) region. To be eligible, intending members need to be an adult Aboriginal and have lived in the Miwatj region for at least 1 year prior to 3 June 2014. Membership applications are available from NAAJA, 1ST Floor Franklyn Street (above Newsagency) Nhulunbuy. The closing date is 3 June 2014. Please forward your application to: Laura Hopkins st 1 Floor Franklyn Street NHULUNBUY, NT 0881

Key selection criteria are: • preparedness to commit to the vision, goals and values of Miwatj Health • background and expertise in one or more of the following areas: financial management, public administration or business management • experience in leadership, strategic planning, policy development and high-level decision making • experience in a Director role will be highly regarded • familiarity with or genuine willingness to learn about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. • ability to develop the Miwatj Health Board of Directors technical proficiency within the Independent Directors area of expertise To apply for this position, please provide: 1. Your current CV, and 2. An expression of interest not exceeding three pages demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria (please access the vision, goals and values of Miwatj Health via our website, to: Contact Person, ORIC Recruitment Assistance by: Email: Applications close: Sunday 4 May 2014 For further information about this position, please contact Miwatj Health Chairperson Mr John Morgan on 0447 792 445 OR 08-89391900 or email:; or the CEO, Mr Eddie Mulholland on 08-89391900 or email:


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Business is sailing along at Boat Club WITH most local businesses feeling the pain of a shrinking economy, many worry about their future, but not Gove Boat Club’s licensee Max Walker. Mr Walker says the venue has enjoyed a jump in popularity in recent months because of its focus as a family friendly venue. With its prime location 12km west of town on Melville Bay, the boat club is making the most of its brilliant seaviews by delivering affordable and tasty food and enforcing a responsible alcohol-service regime to cut down on any potential rowdiness. A favourite with the kids is the air conditioned toy room, as well as plenty of green grass outside to play on. Keeping the masses happy is popular cook Dennis Rasmussen, who was previously at the Golf Club. His menu has been a big hit with restaurant patronage trebling in the past six week, Mr Walker said. PHOTO: Boat Club crew Sean O’Shea, Jesse Blacklow, Dennis Rasmussen, Max Walker, Jhucel Macklin-Shaw and Merly Bassford

Golfy tees off to a fresh start ONE STOP SAFETY SHOP Now stocking all your PPE requirements in Nhulunbuy. Safety boots, Gloves, Bamboo Socks, Clothing, Hard Hats, Safety Glasses etc. 10% Discount on all PPE Merchandise ‘til May 31, 2014. Open 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday Phone: 08 8987 8322 11 Durack Close

Golf Club manager Jamie Henderson.



W/E Apr 13 W/E Apr 13 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage

Day Monday 07/04







Tuesday 08/04







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Thursday 10/04







Friday 11/04







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38565 10149 35350




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

Weather details Temperature (oC) Max Min Rainfall Monday 14 33.4 22.8 TCE Tuesday 15 33.5 24.7 NIL Wednesday 16 32.8 22.1 NIL Thursday 17 30.9 25.0 0.4 Friday 18 29.4 23.2 55.0 Saturday 19 31.9 23.1 34.8 Sunday 20 31.1 22.5 8.2 Monthly total rainfall to date: 111.6mm

James O’Keffe, Hilary Lawler and Nikki Davies were in good spirits.

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson – Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369

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


GOVE Country Golf Club’s restaurant - or Golfy, as it is more commonly known reopened on Saturday after a eight-week break ready to please locals and visitors alike. Club manager Jamie Henderson said the venue just off East Woody Road will be available between Wednesday and Sunday for lunch and dinner, with the ever popular Sunday brunch to return in the near future. Joined the restaurant staff is Chef Neville Poke, formerly sous chef at the Arnhem Club, who has previously worked in Darwin and Western Australia. Overlooking the nine-hole golf course, which dates well back to the town’s beginnings, the clubhouse restaurant with its bar and views of the course and the water, is the perfect place to unwind.

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

The Bennett family, Anthony, Ann and Tracy, enjoyed their dinner at the Golfy re-opening on Saturday night.

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

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Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Apr 14 to Sunday, Apr 20

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Mean sea level pressure Max: 1012.4 hPa on Friday Min: 1007.3 hPa on Monday Averages for the month of April Max temp: 30.8 Min temp: 23.2 Rainfall: 226.2mm

Paula and Jeff Piefke enjoyed the view over the golf course.

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Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 23

Thu 24

Fri 25

Time 0144 0832 1505 2055

Time 0247 0940 1615 2208

Time 0400 1049 1726 2324

Ht 2.99 0.75 2.52 1.43

Ht 2.86 0.82 2.50 1.42

Sat 26 Ht 2.76 0.86 2.56 1.32

Time 0522 1158 1834


Ht 2.73 0.87 2.67

Sun 27

Mon 28

Time 0039 0650 1307 1932

Time 0147 0800 1411 2019

Ht 1.14 2.78 0.87 2.82


Ht 0.94 2.87 0.88 2.95

Tue 29 Time 0243 0855 1505 2100

Ht 0.74 2.94 0.91 3.05

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

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Troy, Dean, Liz, Tim and club president Donna-Marie enjoy a drink at the 19th hole.


April peak month for croc attacks

Three C ’s CAFÉ

Open for Breakfast and Lunch

Monday – Saturday, 6am – 2pm Sunday 8am – 2pm And Friday night for dinner takeaway 5 – 8pm • We also cater for gluten and dairy-free choices and paleo meals are available • Outside catering also offered

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APRIL is the most-dangerous month for crocodile attacks, the West Australian reported. There are more than 100,000 crocodiles in the Northern Territory and numbers of the protected species are growing each year, the newspaper said. NT Parks and Wildlife Commission spokesman Michael Barritt said Darwin Harbour and its beaches have been recent hot spots for crocs but no Top End waterways are safe.

“We always have to be . . . particularly careful this time of year,” he said, the paper reported. “Particularly around April; statistically that is when most of the incidences happen with people getting taken by saltwater crocodiles. I am guessing it is because they are moving into areas that they probably have not been that common in before. “People may not be thinking so much about crocodiles in really shallow creek systems.”

Wallaby numbers under the spotlight A DARWIN university researcher is calling on northern Australians to help with an investigation into Agile Wallaby numbers to aid with their future management. Wallaby populations in the Top End have been an issue since the 1960s with pastoralists in some areas labelling the protected species a pest, costing the industry millions of dollars a year, and calling for culling. Charles Darwin University research fellow Dr Miguel Bedoya-Perez (inset) wants to gather community observations as part of a three-stage, five-year project. “Stage 1 is the scoping exercise,” Dr BedoyaPerez said. He wants to gather information about the issue and also conduct surveys on properties to assess current wallaby numbers. He was also interested in the observations of the wider community about wallaby behaviour. As part of the project Dr Bedoya-Perez has conducted monthly surveys of wallabies on pastoral leases at Mataranka, the Douglas Daly and the Victoria River District. “In some agricultural areas we have estimated wallaby numbers are more than double their natural density,” he said.

native to Arnhem Land, but Dr Bedoya-Perez they seemed to be based on borders rather than genetic differences. He hoped the study, which is funded by Meat and Livestock Australia, would later be expanded go beyond the NT and to include Queensland.

An Island Wilderness Retreat Cabin & tent accommodation Outstanding Food Fishing Charters Yolngu Culture Relaxation Phone (08) 8987 8085

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Tour de ArnhemlAnd 2014 If you are interested in the Tour then please check it out on Facebook, by joining the Facebook group “Tourdearnhemland” If you are interested in being part of it as a crew or a rider, then please send email to If you want to sponsor the event in anyway, then please contact the organisers on the above email address as well.

An Agile Wallaby. “During the late 1980s - early1990s numbers of Agile Wallabies in the NT varied between eight individuals per square km in Adelaide River, up to 185 individuals per square km in Berry Springs. “During our surveys we are finding an average of more than 430 wallabies per square km.” He said there were a number of factors that could be attributed to the increase in numbers such as continued access to water throughout the year and improved pastures.

“We hope to determine current wallaby numbers to develop a population growth model and estimate wallaby carrying-capacity of farms affected by wallabies,” he said. “The next stage would be to work towards developing a management plan.” Dr Bedoya-Perez said the success of the project would rely heavily on the support of the Top End community. Originally from Venezuela in South America,

he completed his honours thesis in 2007, on the behavioural ecology and reproduction of Capybaras, the largest rodent species in the world. In 2013 he gained his PhD from the University of Sydney on the foraging ecology of swamp wallabies. This project is funded by Meat and Livestock Australia. There are believed to be many subspecies of the wallaby, ranging across northern Australia and PNG, and including one

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EASTER SUNDAY DAWN SERVICE @ CAPE WIRRAWOI East Woody Beach was the perfect backdrop for the Easter Sunday service.

Lisa and Eloise (10) Piper enjoyed the morning.

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ABOVE LEFT: Enjoying some fellowship were Naomi and Alex Brennan with the Baptist Church’s Mal Farnsworth. ABOVE RIGHT: A blanket on the sand was the pew for the day for Maddy O’Brien, Kerry Collier and Kylie Farnsworth. LEFT: Sandra Brazier catching up with Bruce and Alison Patterson. RIGHT: Denise O’Dal, Angie Ng, along with Jennifer and Andrew Peers on East Woody Beach. LEFT: One year-old Isabel and her dad Andy Linton enjoying the company of Mick and Margot Tong. RIGHT: Beauty Nyamazana, Oasis Christian Assembly’s Eleanor Sampson and Hazel Trudgen were smiling after the service.

• Tax and accounting assistance for individuals and business • Tax planning and business growth strategies • Accounting and bookkeeping services • BAs returns and income tax returns • Company formation and late lodgements Shop 6B Captain Cook Centre, PO Box 1294, NHULUNBUY NT 0881 Tel: (08) 8987 3202 Fax: (08) 8987 3199 Email: 18 – Arafura Times

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ABOVE LEFT: Leka, Lisa and Marja Faingaa had a great morning. ABOVE CENTRE: Kira and Latif Whyte enjoying the view and a sausage sanga after the dawn service. RIGHT: Becky and Matt Preece brought a very dapper Jonathan (2 months) to the dawn service on Sunday.

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Bikers remember their old mate John Keogh

Biker gathers for the memorial John Keogh ride. PHOTOS: TRACEY ADAMS LOCAL bikers got together last Friday, April 18, to mark the first anniversary of the death of their old mate and community stalwart, the late John Keogh (right). Mr Keogh, 58, passed away on April 18, 2013, after a battle with cancer. Mr Keogh, who had lived in Nhulunbuy since 1978, was a senior member of the Electrical Trades Union and President of the Nhulunbuy-Yirrkala branch of the Australian Labor Party. Mr Keogh was someone who believed in social justice and who worked as a strong advocate for workers’ rights. As a co-founder of the HOG (Harleys of Gove) Shed through the old bike club, Mr Keogh continued his involvement with the HOG Shed through the East Arnhem Blues Society. Mr Keogh, in a letter published in the Arafura Times on April 10 - eight days before passing away, thanked the community for the many displays of support during his tough fight with cancer.

• Income tax return preparation • Tax planning • Business reviews and advice • BAS returns and GST advice • Financial statements • MYOB setup and training. Why worry about your tax and financial affairs when you can be supported by our ‘grey hair’ experience. We’ve been around the block a few times. After advising business owners and property investors for over 30 years, you get very good at it. Phone: 08 8987 2511 1st Floor Endeavour House, Endeavour Square Nhulunbuy

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Local bikers got together for a ride last Friday, April 18, to mark the one year anniversary of the death of their old mate, John Keogh.

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the Arnhem club  Checkout our website at  Ph: 8987 0601  Fax: 8987 0680

Kap’Yong Day Thursday 24 April 2014


Kap’Yong Day Memorial Service at the Cenotaph - as per programme

ANZAC Day Friday 25 April 2014


Bus departs Gove House picking up passengers along the “Town Route” thence to the Boat Club. Persons residing in “Contractors” are urged to assemble at the Gove Peninsular Motel car park. Tea/coffee will be available on arrival at the Boat Club. (Bus courtesy of Pacific Aluminium). 0545 Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Boat Club - as per programme. 0630-0900 Traditional Anzac Day activities at the Boat Club. 0900 Bus departs the Boat Club. 1015 Parade assembles at the Primary School Auditorium. 1045 Parade to Cenotaph commences. 1055 Parade arrives at Cenotaph. 1100 Anzac Day Memorial Service at the Cenotaph - as per programme. 1145-late Traditional Anzac Day activities at The Arnhem Club. For any further information, please contact Mo McKay on 0417 853 321.



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