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Rio fined $160,000 Toy run a hit with for Gove fuel spill riders and kids By MARJO HALLOWELL RIO Tinto Alcan was fined $160,000 on December 8 in the Darwin Magistrates Court for a petrol spill last June. The company pleaded guilty to unintentionally causing serious environmental harm when it spilled 62,000 litres of unleaded petrol into the soil and groundwater at the Gove plant last year. Gove operations general manager, Julio Costa, said the company accepts responsibility and is now trying to stop further environmental damage and the site moved quickly to protect the local environment when the fuel leak was identified. “We immediately notified authorities and engaged environmental experts,” Mr Costa said. “Our goal is to ensure our operations have zero harm to the environment. We are sorry the leak occurred and have accepted responsibility for it. “All the projects we have in place and all the enablers we’ve put in place and consultants working with us have everything working until we are sure that all the contamination is removed from the area.” Mr Costa said lessons have been learnt from the spill. “There has been a lot of improvements not only in the standards but in the compliance and behaviours,” he said. “And when we have an instance like that, we investigate thoroughly and learn more and incorporate what we learned into the systems.” Mr Costa said Rio Tinto Alcan spent $3 million cleaning up and containing the spill to prevent it spreading to nearby Melville Bay. “The redemption plan is succeeding in containing the fuel leak on site and has resulted in low potential for impact

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to the marine environment. To prevent future incidents we have implemented more rigorous inspection methods and improved recording and tracking systems,” he said. He said the refinery would continue to monitor soil and ground water adjacent to the light fuel tank farm and undertake further remediation as required. He had advised the community and in particular the Traditional Owners of the outcome of the hearing. In March this year the Environment Protection Authority found that sporadic and infrequent inspections of the Gove site led to the major fuel spill. At the time it was said some 75,000 litres of unleaded fuel leaked into the environment from the 1968 vintage oil tanks. In the EPA review they discussed a number of issues that required attention including the inspections and audits having been sporadic and infrequent audits at the Gove site generally occurred reactively rather than preventatively. It also stated the mining industry had become self-regulatory and self -reporting exposing the Territory to an increased risk of damage to the environment from neglect, poor process and poor decision-making. On June 10, 2010, the tank, containing unleaded fuel, was found to be empty. The level had last been checked on May 28. The tank, built in 1968 was last inspected in 1997 when an upgrade and repair was carried out. Another inspection due in 2007 did not occur and in 2009 it was determined the tank would be decommissioned once the fuel was sold and removed. RTA had intended to store the fuel until a buyer could be found as it had replaced unleaded fuel with an alternate energy source.

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Santa with his helper, Emma Mitchell, and elf, Karina Morris, on their way around Gove. By MARJO HALLOWELL THE rumble of engines throughout town was not greeted with any trepidation but with sheer delight. It was an opportunity for all the bike enthusiasts around town to don their leathers and band together for their annual toy run. Some 40 riders escorted the man is the red suit - aka Santa - as he made a special appearance at the Gove District Hospital and cheered up patients and staff. They travelled through South and then spent some time in Endeavour Square where members of the public were able to vote for their favourite bike. Chris Putland was the winner. The riders then hopped back on their machines and headed to Yirrkala where they gave sweets to the children before heading back to the Gove Country Golf Club and then the Boat Club. They stopped for refreshments at each of their stops and picked up a card for a hand of poker with the one holding the best card at the end of the day the winner. They enjoyed a sausage sizzle put on for them at the boat club before heading back to the Hog Shed. They were out and about for about five hours and then took their bikes home and had time to have a break before returning to the Hog Shed for the evenings activities. Continues page 10 >>

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Back row: Des O’Connor, Ian Constanine, Djapirri Mununggurritji, Wendy Page and Paul Mastin. Front row: Graeme Hanks and Tracie Donovan were on hand to present cheques to Miwatji and St John Ambulance.

WHEN the members of Tour de Arnhemland called around to meet the St John Ambulance ofďŹ cers to make a presentation the ambulance had been called out on a job. The St John Ambulance in Nhulunbuy was receiving a cheque for $32,000 and Miwatj Health $6000. Undeterred by the absence of St John members they made their presentation to Miwatj Health as a part of the fundraising carried out during the Tour. Organiser Des O’Sullivan, said it had taken a little while to get everything ďŹ nalised and their treasurer, Tracie Donovan, had done an almighty job getting everything ďŹ nalised. “We had great response from local businesses when we were getting the Tour

organised,â€? Mr O’Sullivan said. “Great camaraderie between all the riders and support crew has gone on long after the Tour ďŹ nished. Some of those who are not from here have met up since the ride in August.â€? Djapirri Mununggirritja, board member from Miwatj, said they were thankful for the donation. “It will go to a portable ECG which can download directly to the health data base. This is a tremendous effort and beneďŹ cial to the community.â€? Mandy Paradise, from St John Ambulance said it was unfortunate they could not be there for the presentation and said the funds they were receiving were going to another

volunteer car. “We have many St John volunteers who attend sporting and community events and in 2008 the Tour gave us funds for such a vehicle and this now gives us a second vehicle so volunteers can get to the many different events,� she said. “I went along on the Tour to provide support in case there were any accidents in the isolated areas and apart from a few minor injuries the event concluded without incident. We are grateful for the support the Tour has provided both in 2008 and this year. “The riders and crew did an almighty job riding along all those dirt tracks. They displayed enthusiasm in their riding and in their fundraising.�


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Santa had lots of helpers at his parties. For more photos see page 15 >> OVER 1000 Rio Tinto Gove employees enjoyed two days of festivities at the Rio Tinto Alcan Christmas parties. Held at the Nhulunbuy High School gym and oval the parties took place on November 26 and December 3.

The weather held out for both days offering the perfect opportunity for children and adults alike to be propelled down the water slide by a water cannon supplied by RTAG Emergency response team. Along with the water slide, this year saw the introduction of an exciting new range of activities including a jumping castle and indoor rock climbing wall. These new activities brought in from Darwin especially for the parties, extended the appeal of the party activities to older children making it a day to be enjoyed by the whole family. The day was a memorable one for many. “It was my ďŹ rst Christmas celebration abroad. It was an excellent experience for my family. We’ll deďŹ nitely cherish this day forever,â€? said one RTAG employee. The food accommodated all tastes with donuts provided by the Variety queens, an ice-cream van and other catering ďŹ t for an exciting day of Christmas activities and fun. Presents were given to all children, faces were painted and Christmas themed glitter tattoos were applied. Live entertainment was provided at the ďŹ rst party by Lollipop the clown while Tommy the magician wowed audiences at the second party with this balloon sculpture and magic tricks. Remoteness and humidity was no deterrent for Santa and Christmas fairies and elves provided bubbles and Christmas cheer to the hundreds of children eagerly awaiting to meet Santa and get a photo. Santa took additional time out from his busy schedule to make an appearance at the NCL Art and Craft markets on Saturday 10 to ensure all local children had a chance to get their free Santa photo and magnetic photo frame courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan Gove.


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Jacob everson, Liam Rawles and Morgan Hill get tickets from Aboriginal Community Police Officers Rodney Singh and Samara Butler. By MARJO HALLOWELL POLICE in Nhulunbuy will be issuing tickets to children throughout town over the school holidays. This is something for them to look forward too, not to dread, as it could see them winning a number of prizes at the end of the holiday period. The children’s road and bike safety campaign is being run as a positive reinforcement for good behaviour rather than negative contact with police that might involve being ‘told off ’ and possibly being issued an infringement notice. Officer in charge of Nhulunbuy Police Station, Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon, said Police might see a group of five or more kids riding down the street with only two wearing a helmet. “We will stop the group and praise the

kids who are doing the right thing. Then hand them a raffl e ticket and write their details on the stub in the raffle book and tell the kids they are now in the running for an Xbox or gift voucher from the Tackle shop,” he said. “We will continue doing this and if we see the same kids doing the right thing we will give them another raffle ticket. It doesn’t matter if we hand the same kid ten tickets over the period of the operation, it is more about positive reinforcement of good behaviour. “We will do the same thing when we pull cars over and the kids in the back have their seat belts on. Again we will write their details down and hand them a raffle ticket. This operation is not restricted to just Nhulunbuy we will be making sure that we do the same when we are out at Yirrkala and Ski Beach.” Snr Sgt Muldoon said the prizes have

come from local business and he was overwhelmed by their generosity. “Currently we have the following as prizes - XBOX and games, two $50 and four $25 Tackle World vouchers, 10 x USB thumb drives and mouse pads, $400 cash (which we will probably buy vouchers with), three domestic pest control treatments to the value of $660, box full of pens, pads and lanyards and more donations are expected over the coming days. “We will be recording which schools the kids attend in our campaign so we might be looking at a prize to the school that has the most entries from children who attend that school. Snr Sgt Muldoon said the campaign was encouraging children to stay safe over the holidays. Winners will be will be drawn in the first week of school for 2012.

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STUDENTS at Nhulunbuy High School officially opened a garden they have been working on this year. A landscaping project was started six months ago and students took an active role in planning landscaping for around the school. The Grow Zone coordinator, Ian Chamberlain worked with the boys and guided them through their planning stage and through to the hands on activities. “A core of six students with some help from others along the way, worked on the

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Nolan, Keven Mitchell, Harry Collins, Sam Baulch, Ty Hislop-McSherry and Gerard Yunupingu. They are expecting a further 140 plants to be delivered in the next week which will be added to the new section at the front of the school and throughout the other areas of the school. After the opening the students were acknowledged for their contributions and hosted lunch for family, friends and special guests.

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project and all did an excellent job,” Mr Chamberlain said. “This has been an excellent learning experience for them with some hands on work and we thank local businesses who supported this work.” The boys learned how to make concrete and create the borders around the garden and also about plants and how to take care of them and which ones were suited to the local climate. The students who took part were Liam

LAYNHAPUY Homelands Association (LHA) is receiving a bail out totalling almost $5 million from the Aboriginal Benefits Account (ABA). The Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin has approved the release of funds to the Association after a funding controller appointed by the Australian Government recommended a range of reform measures to improve governance, administration and financial management issues. These measures have been agreed to by the LHA’s board. They include: transferring the LHA’s incorporation to the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act); a major review of the organisation and its operations to ensure its long term viability; working with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) to develop and implement changes to improve the Association’s governance. The agreed reforms will increase the regulatory scrutiny and the support available to the LHA and assist the board and staff to address the significant structural change and capacity building required. The ABA funds being used to assist LHA had already been supported by the ABA Advisory Committee and approved by the Minister for activities to be undertaken by the Association. Releasing these ABA funds already earmarked for LHA, together with the Association’s transition to a more secure and viable future will ensure the Association can continue to support people living in homeland communities. The ABA funds will provide support consistent with advice received by the independent funds controller and is in line with priorities identified in the ABA Advisory Committee’s strategic plan. An initial $1 million dollars will be granted and the remainder is contingent on the organisation implementing the agreed measures to improve financial and organisational management. The Australian Government recognises Laynhapuy Homelands Association performs an important role

by providing a range of services to around 1500 Yolngu people residing in 25 homelands and outstations across North East Arnhem Land. The general manager of Laynhapuy, Ric Norton, said LHAI is reasonably confident about getting support from the Australian Government. “LHAI has argued strongly that the Australian Government (and Northern Territory) need to consider the regional and local impacts. “The other point we have emphasised is that funds have not been misused or wasted, and all the funds have gone into trying to improve what is essentially government funded service provision. Additionally, all LHAI members own funds have gone into improving service provision. “Please note that at no time did LHAI ever receive any assistance to ‘re-structure’ (despite repeated requests) after the Australian Government stopped the commercial importation of kava and cut LHAI’s income by about $1 million per annum without warning back in 2007. Australian Government policy on ‘security of tenure’ on Aboriginal Land has also played havoc with our construction programme because of delays, costs, complexity and uncertainty. “The amount of assistance required is very very small compared to the amount the Governments have thrown around on the Intervention, shire reforms and income management.” He said LHA is important in the local economy and it is important the Government assist for the benefit of the whole local and regional community could be very useful. “Such assistance to support regional economies that are being impacted by one factor or another is hardly unusual,” he said. “Not long ago, the Arafura Times did a front page article titled Future secured with $700m. package. All the politicians were keen to be here for the signing. Well, reality for Yolngu isn’t quite like the headlines.”


Be on guard against crocs By JOHN PAPPLE AS THE holidays approach it is timely that people living in NE Arnhem Land are reminded of the dangers of baru (crocodiles). Baru have been sited around the recreational areas recently. It is normal for baru to start moving around looking for mates and new territory at this time of the year. It is important to remember we have to live with Baru and be responsible for our own safety when visiting coastal and inland waterway areas. In September Dhimurru and Parks and Wildlife rangers installed new

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crocodile warning signage at all recreational areas in the Dhimurru IPA. With visitors and new residents coming to Nhulunbuy it is important to get the message out there, that baru inhabit NE Arnhem Land, they are dangerous animals and can cause injury or death. All waterways (rivers, creeks, billabongs, lagoons, beaches and river mouths) in the Top End can potentially have baru in them. Everyone needs to be aware of the risks associated with recreating in these areas. The new baru signs, written in

both Yolngu matha and English, have been installed at boat ramps as well as inland and coastal recreational areas. The coastal recreational areas also have information about the risk of being stung by stingers. This new signage helps reinforce the Crocwise programme that has been delivered at the local schools by Parks and Wildlife with the assistance of Dhimurru Rangers. The main Crocwise messages are: crocs are common; crocs move around; crocs are deadly and read and obey all signs. So don’t forget we are sharing the area with baru so take care.

Drunk driver no help A 22-YEAR-OLD man who was going to the aid of his brother who had been assaulted pleaded guilty to drink driving on December 5. He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined $700 and ordered to pay a $40 victim’s levy as well as having to secure a alcohol emission lock to his car for a further 12 months after his disqualification period. He was fined an additional $685 and ordered to pay another two victim’s levies for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. He was stopped on Westal Street and registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.139 per cent. When asked by police why he was driving he said he had received a call from his brother who had been assaulted at the Arnhem Club and he got out of bed to go and pick him up. He had not intended to drive as he had been drinking at home and was already in bed when he received the call. The Magistrate, Richard Wallace, said the young man could have thought about it (driving) but most of us wouldn’t under the circumstances. The tradesman said he had been driving his father’s car and was not aware it became unregistered a few weeks earlier. Mr Wallace told the young man he needed to be careful in the future.


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Substance abuse causes headaches for police CONTRACTORS on Elcho Island were attacked with rocks when they attempted to stop a group of youths from stealing materials from their compound last Thursday morning. Galiwinku Police responded to a call for assistance from the workmen after the youths had used bolt cutters to gain access to the storage area. The youths were allegedly demanding the workers hand over tins of paint. A truck windscreen was smashed and rocks were thrown into the living quarters during the incident. Remote Sergeant Josef Hart said the group were known volatile substance abusers and Police had been working very hard with senior community members and health workers to provide education and an alternate path. Sgt Hart said the group are aged between 10 and their mid-20s. “It is a very sad thing that these young people don’t care that this behaviour is incredibly dangerous and will ultimately be fatal if they continue down this path,” he said. “I urge all contractors in remote areas to be diligent in looking after the tools of their trade and storing volatile substances in a safe, secure place. The offenders in this case have gained access to a locked compound by using tools stolen from previous worksites that were not properly secured. “Earlier this year about a dozen heavy duty bolt cutters were stolen from a worksite near town; to date we have only recovered three of them. “These offenders will think very little of doing thousands of dollars damage in order to get their hands on a $20 tin of paint.”

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Baubles blowing in the wind THE tree in the Endeavour car park that had attracted a few extra layers over the last month has budded with a few additional baubles. Perhaps it is the approaching festive season that saw last Thursday night a couple of baubles appear overnight. The numbers seem to be increasing over the last week but still no-one is sure who is making these additions. The Arafura Times first reported on the tree last month and as yet the artist or artists have not has come forward. This has left people wondering just who is putting on these additional features that add colour to an otherwise drab public space. Perhaps the answer is blowing in the wind.

It must be getting close to Christmas as baubles are starting to appear on the tree in the car park at Endeavour Square.

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Changes to counting for local government elections CHANGES to the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations changing the vote counting system to the single transferable vote proportional representation (STVPR) system were recently announced by the Territory Government. Local Government Minister, Malarndirri McCarthy said the STVPR system is the most suitable vote counting system for the Territory’s multi-member electorates. With the exception of Litchfield Council, all councils have multi-member electorates. “After the 2008 elections we sought expert advice to review and identify ways of improving election processes and undertook widespread consultation on the proposed change to vote counting,” Ms McCarthy said. “The change to the STVPR system was supported by the majority of local governments and will not change the way you vote on polling day. The system is a fairer translation of each candidate’s share of the votes. “Candidates who receive a number of first preference votes equal to or greater than the quota required are elected immediately.”

Arnhem Club door damaged twice in one month TWO people were charged in relation to two separate incidents involving the breaking of a glass door at the Arnhem Club when they appeared in Nhulunbuy Magistrates Court last week. Both pleaded guilty and both were fined $500 and ordered to pay a $40 victim’s levy. A 22-year-old woman pleaded guilty to damaging the glass door on November 4 and had already made an undertaking with the Arnhem Club to pay for the repairs. She had been drinking a mixture of rum and coke, beer and champagne between 4pm and 11pm at a home and then she and a friend caught a taxi to the Arnhem Club. When they were unable to provide identification they were refused entry and as the woman left she clenched her fist and hit the door, damaging it. She and her friend then tried to gain entry by climbing a fence at the back of the club and police were called. She was taken to the police station and then taken home. Police prosecutor, Sergeant Alex Brennan, said the woman could not remember why she had broken the glass but accepted that she did do it. Her defence lawyer, Ken Sutton, said she had been celebrating a birthday and the group decided to go to the club at 11pm. “She can’t remember going, and has shown remorse. She has already been to the club and made an initial payment of $50 towards the cost of repairing the door which is just over $1,100,” he said. In handing down the sentence Magistrate Richard Wallace said it was worrying that the young woman had so much to drink she blacked out. “If you had not been refused entry because you did not have ID they would have refused you because you were already drunk,” he said. The woman, who had a record of drink driving, was told she needed to face up to how much she was drinking and the health and medical effects it caused. “The longer you leave it the harder it will be to sort out,” Mr Wallace said. The second to have caused damage to a door was a 23-year-old man who pleaded guilty to causing damage on Friday, November 25. He admitted to going to the club and when refused entry because he did not have identification he swore at security staff. Staff called police and the man started towards the door where he smashed the right door with his fist. He was located and arrested on Sunday and refused to answer when questioned by police. The apprentice mechanic said he was willing to pay restitution to the club. Mr Wallace said the man had been to court a number of times beforehand and alcohol has played a part. “Many young people do stupid things but you should be passed that stage by now,” he said. “By now the community expects you to behave like an adult. You could have broken your hand or cut your wrist.” The man was told by Mr Wallace to go to the club and find out what the bill was and arrange to pay it off. He could not order restitution to be paid in either case as he did not have any indication of what the exact amount required was.

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Community service for robbery lookout A MAN was ordered to carry out 200 hours community service and pay $580 compensation to the local surf club. He was also sentenced to four months in gaol which has been suspended for 18 months. The 38-year-old pleaded guilty to taking part in the unlawful entry to the Nhulunbuy Surf Life Saving Club on February 3 when $440 of alcohol was stolen and property was damaged. He was one of three men who have been charged with this offence and acted as a lookout while his two companions smashed and entered the club taking and assortment of more than 100 cans and bottles. They then took the alcohol to the beach and consumed them in an alcohol restricted area. The cost of the repairs for the damages at the club was $1300. The man was located at the Arnhem Club the following day. His defence lawyer, Josephine Cashman, said he had been living at an outstation with his wife and three children for seven years and was ‘off the rails’ after their separation. He had admitted himself to rehabilitation but found it hard to adjust with no family contact. “There was no interpreter available at the rehab centre to explain that no family contact was a condition of entry,” she said.

“He is back working full time at the CDP and has a main role as a yidaki player in ceremonies.” Police Prosecutor, Alex Brennan, said the surf club was a voluntary organisation which is run by volunteers and this represented a significant loss. The magistrate, Richard Wallace, said the man had no compulsion to stay in rehab as he had admitted himself. “You are old enough to know better. There are not all that many people older than you and you have important cultural responsibilities. You acted like a reckless, careless 15-year-old. “You took a huge amount of grog which I suspect others helped you drink. “The surf club is run by it’s members. It is not a big business or government department and the volunteers work to keep the club going. It is not the sort of place that can afford a caretaker or security. It must be sad for the members to see another building needing to be fixed. They keep doing this because it is good for the community. “You and your friends need to be punished.” When he handed down the sentence Mr Wallace told the man if he did not stay out of trouble over the next 18 months he would risk going to prison. “You have been a useful citizen for many years of your life.”

Many hands were making light work of the copper stripping. NO matter how hot it was the Nhulunbuy Rotary Club was not short of willing volunteers when they spent four mornings stripping copper. The old copper wire needs to be stripped of any foreign material so that is can be sent off to the recyclers. Rotartian Steve Castelli said it was very encouraging to see many people come out and give them a hand. “We are a relatively small club but can manage to get a lot of work done because many other groups get in and pitch in and we all work together. “We have just received a cheque for $8200 for the first container we sent out. We managed to send off two containers in total and the

money raised will be distributed between the groups who helped out. “The Rugby 7’s did an almighty job and had heaps of volunteers willing to lend a hand raising funds for a member of the community. Last weekend they had over 30 members helping out - it was a phenominal effort. “Gove Tennis, the 2012 Year 12 formal, and the East Arnhem Blues Society will all benefit from the fundraising.” Mr Castelli said the copper came from Rio and Manfield Air and was wiring that was no longer able to be used. “It is also good for the environment that we can recycle the copper, help businesses get rid of their waste and help the community all at the same time.”

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by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER THE Federal government’s decision to step in and assist Laynhapuy Homelands during its financial difficulties is a welcome move. It is unthinkable that the Territory or Federal government would walk away from an


DECEMBER Wed 14 to Fri, Apr 20, 2012. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club – 2011-2012 XXXX Gold Billfish Tournament. Wed 14. Nhulunbuy Primary School Y6 graduation. Wed 14. Christmas Party at Yirrkala Child Care. For families with children 0-5. Thu 15. Pre School Concert. Fri 16. Charles Darwin University Presentations at Town Hall from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Mon 19 to Fri, Jan 27, 2012. Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre - Holiday Happening programme. 7.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Ph 8987 2191. Tue 20. Nhulunbuy Community Library school Holiday activities - Christmas Craft - from 10am. Numbers Limited and bookings essential. Ph 8987 0860. Sun 25. Rotary Santa’s Lolly Run on Christmas Day starts about 8am Christmas morning and distributes lollies and good cheer to Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Biritjimi, Galupa and Marngarr. Help is more than welcome.

organisation which for more than 30 years has successfully provided core services including health and education to over a thousand residents in homelands on the Gove Peninsula. Laynha is also a major employer of indigenous and nonindigenous people and while the coming months will be difficult, I am confident the organisation will get back on its feet. FAR from winding down for the year, I know our schools are incredibly busy finalising student reports, preparing for end of year presentation nights and undertaking planning for staffing and programmes for the

2012 school year. A huge thank you to our schools, staff and parent committees who work incredibly hard to deliver the very best educational outcomes for our children. After continuous involvement with Nhulunbuy Primary School starting with the enrolment of the oldest of my three children way back in 1998, my family and I will see the close of primary years with our youngest off to middle school at the NHS campus. Thanks to the incredibly dedicated staff at NPS past and present who have taught and nurtured my three kids.

Have you been in Gove too long? Have you been in Gove Too long? Just some fun thoughts submitted by Shelly Tonkin. Do you have any ideas as well? - You don’t care if your double-wrapped Hungry Jacks flown in from Cairns, is two hours old. - You feel that 25 degrees is just too cold. - You do your Christmas shopping on the community notice board. - You can’t remember what a VW Beetle looks like, but you can tell the difference between a rodeo, Hilux, or Patrol Ute from 200m away.

2012 January Tue 3. Nhulunbuy Community Library school Holiday activities - National Year of Reading Project - writing postcards- from 10am. Numbers Limited and bookings essential. Ph 8987 0860. Tue 10. Nhulunbuy Community Library school Holiday activities - Cook up a storm with no baking involved from 10am. Numbers Limited and bookings essential. Ph 8987 0860. Sat 14. Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club - Working Bee. Sun 15. Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club - first meeting of the year. Tue 17. Nhulunbuy Community Library school Holiday activities - Let’s get crafty - make your own masterpieces - from 10am. Numbers Limited and bookings essential. Ph 8987 0860.

Drink wise with help from labels

Wild about Gove


Wild About Gove is an opportunity for readers to showcase their favourite photos of Gove. There are many opportunities to take some great shots when you are out and about and the Arafura Times invites you to share some of your shots. This was spotted between Wirrawuy and Middle Beach. I was glad I did not stand on it and when I tried to get it out

Tue 7. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Fri 17. Rotary Quiz Night. Date to be confirmed: Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - Junior Fishing Clinic and Family Competition. Clinic Saturday - competition Sunday.

March Tue 6. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting.


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I’VE no doubt we’ll see an exodus from town at the end of the week as families travel for Christmas holidays and I wish everyone safe and happy travels. Before taking off, it’s essential all householders ensure that your yard has been cleaned up in anticipation of a cyclone and that potential missiles are properly secured. On a further safety note, with Christmas party season well underway, plan not to drive if you are having a few drinks. In a community our size, there is no excuse for drink driving and putting lives at risk.

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Real news for real Australia

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DRINkWISE Australia has welcomed the Government’s response supporting voluntary health labelling on alcohol. Trish Worth the chair of the board of DrinkWise Australia said DrinkWise will continue to work with industry to ensure that health labels on alcohol, currently being used voluntarily, will be in place on all alcohol products within two years. “In July this year, Drinkwise Australia working in collaboration with its producer members who represent 80 per cent (by volume) of the alcohol sold in Australia, took the lead in launching Australia’s first ever health information labels”. The core message encourages consumers to ‘Get the Facts’ from the DrinkWise website ( which provides evidence based information on alcohol to help people make informed choices when drinking. This core message can be used alone on labels or in tandem with three other messages: kids and alcohol don’t mix; is your drinking harming yourself or others? and it is safest not to drink while pregnant.

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Computers help train remote doctors

Tamsin Cockrayne, Angela Woltmann, Andy Linton, Peter Chilcott, Geoff Harper, Michael Wilson and Christine Heatherington-Tait at the presentation of two laptop computers on Monday.

THE Gove District Hospital and Miwatj Health both received a new laptop this week for in-practice education and training. Northern Territory General Practice Education,TGPE, secured funding from AGPT ) for an in-practice education and training project, to provide a fully equipped laptop for 33 clinics in the NT for teaching and learning purposes. The purpose of the laptop is to provide support to supervisors and doctors in training with ready access to online clinical teaching and learning materials, videoconferencing capability and for research purposes. NTGPE representatives visited each of the clinics personally to deliver the laptop, explain the conditions of receiving the laptop and provide an orientation to the hardware, software and e-tools on the laptop. Gove was their final call on Monday when TGPE executive director, Michael Wilson visited the Gove District Hospital with Dr Tamsin Cockayne and Christine Heatherington-Tait to make the presentations. Andrew Linton and Geoffrey Harper both GP registrars, Angela Woltmann - medical director at Miwatj and Peter Chilcott director of medical services at Gove hospital were also present. “The computers will assist greatly in the remote training for regional and junior doctors,� said Mr Wilson. Mr Chilcott said they would prove to be an invaluable tool for both the hospital and Miwatj.

More women than men hitting the books AROUND three million Australians aged 15-64 (20 per cent) were enrolled in a course of study in 2011, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released recently. The ABS has found that in 2011 more students were female than male (53 per cent to 47 per cent), around two-thirds were studying full-time, and 40 per cent of all students were aged 15 to 19 years. Students born overseas made up a quarter of all those studying. Of those enrolled in a non-school qualification in 2011, 39 per cent were undertaking a bachelor degree, with the most common field of study being management and commerce (27 per cent). Over the past decade, the proportion of people aged 15-64 years with a non-school qualification increased from 47 per cent (2001) to 57 per cent (2011). Over this same period, the proportion of people with a bachelor degree or above increased from 17 per cent (2001) to 24 per cent (2011). Slightly more males (4.2 million) than females (4.1 million) held a non-school qualification in 2011. The most common field of education reported was management and commerce (24 per cent), followed by engineering and related technologies (17 per cent). There were 226,500 people aged 15 to 64 years employed as apprentices or trainees as part of the Australian Apprenticeship Scheme, with the majority of apprentices or trainees being male (79 per cent). The highest number of apprentices and trainees worked in the construction industry (90,700). More details are in the May 2011 issue of Education and Work, Australia, May 2011 (cat. no. 6227.0), available for free download from the ABS website www.

Numbulwar wins remote award STUDENTS from Numbulwar School have won a category in the NT Youth Business Awards. They won the category for operating a small business in a growth town or remote school. This category was introduced for the first time this year to engage remote students. Numburindi Arts from Numbulwar School operated with students using IT skills to develop a marketing business online to advertise and sell locally made Indigenous artwork on the internet. The Awards have been running in the Territory for more than 20 years and provide students with a strong understanding of the realities and rewards of being in business and also gives them the opportunity to develop their employability skills. Gapuwiyak Cards received and encouragement award.

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Toy run a hit with riders and kids >> From page 1 There were a number of raffles and an auction. One of the main features of their auction each year is a table by Bob (the builder) Bishell and this year his stunning work again proved popular. The funds raised at the end of the day will all be donated to local charities which will be determined once the final figures are in. Mark Ingham said they were extremely thankful for all those who had contributed to the fundraising efforts. “We hope to raise more than we did last year and I am pretty sure we are on track to have surpassed it already, Mr Ingham said. “It is all for the benefit of the community and we all get a great deal of satisfaction knowing we have contributed. An we all had a great time as well!”

Do you own a blow-up or portable pool?

Chris Putland with his bike voted best decorated in Endeavour Square.

Robyn Ellis and Mandy Paradise relax at the Hog Shed.

Blow-up and portable pools and spas that hold a depth of 30 cm or more are required by law to have a fence. Babies and toddlers can drown in as little as 10 cm of water. Drownings are preventable. Follow these water safety tips when using blow-up pools. ‡

Ensure that your pool is appropriately fenced.


Always stay within arms reach of babies and toddlers.


Remove toys and objects after play and empty the pool.

For more information telephone 1300 301 059 or visit

Lynne Walker

The bikes lined up in Endeavour Square.

Member for Nhulunbuy Electorate Office: Arnhem House Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy, NT 0880 Office hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 1pm • 2pm – 4.30pm Appointments outside these hours by arrangement Postal Address: PO Box 1021, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 Email: Phone: 08 8987 1711 Fax: 08 8987 2388

Working for you

Karina Morris and Mark Ingham at the Hog Shed.

Shane Guiney, Ajay and Parmanand at the Hog Shed at the end of the day.

Musicians jam at the Hog Shed.

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AS cyclone season approaches it is important to make sure you have made provisions on how to deal with the situation which are peculiar to this area. One of the main differences for people living in Gove is that driving away as a cyclone approaches is not an option. Officer in charge of Nhulunbuy Police Station, Brendan Muldoon said people need to make sure they have sufficient supplies of food and water for at least four to five days. “People should prepare their emergency kits and ensure they have a stock pile of canned, not frozen, foods,” he said. Local radio, Gove FM, will continue to broadcast updates while ever they remain on air. The numbers to call in case of an emergency is 000 as local emergency services would be out responding to incidents. For non emergency calls the number is 131 444.

Cyclone Yasi bearing down on the Queensland coast at the start of the year. Photo courtesy of NASA.

The Bureau of Meteorology tells us that the tropical cyclone season extends from November 1 through to April 30. What they can’t tell us is the number of cyclones and their severity this season. What good sense tells us is to be prepared for all eventualities. This special report, across our four regional newspapers, aims to assist our readers to make the necessary preparations to keep themselves and also their property safe in the event of a major cyclone. TORRES NEWS

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Locals warned to have their own provisions AS cyclone season approaches it is important to make sure you have made provisions on how to deal with the situation which are peculiar to this area. One of the main differences for people living in Gove is that driving away as a cyclone approaches is not an option. With the water levels of the Goyder River already increasing and the East Arnhem Highway having already been the subject of warnings of closure, driving would more than likely result in greater danger. People could become stranded by rising rivers and isolated with no mobile coverage. Another concern is to be aware it may take days for help from outside the town to arrive depending on the conditions. By visiting it will direct people onto the various web sites that are offering up to date information including the Bureau of Meteorology at . Officer in charge of Nhulunbuy Police Station, Brendan Muldoon said people need to make sure they have sufficient supplies of food and water for at least four to five days. “The emergency services will not be able to provide these necessities as there are 20 police, two full time fire fighters as well as a handful of volunteers, three full time ambulance officers and 12 NTES volunteers to deal with all emergency situations in a town with a population of 4,500. Our priority will be to protect life and property,” he said. “People should prepare their emergency kits and ensure they have a stock pile of canned, not frozen, foods. Whenever a cyclone approaches the local grocery shelves are cleared quickly so it is important to be prepared.” Local radio, Gove FM, will continue to broadcast updates while ever they remain on air. Generators are advised for businesses who wish to remain operational and also householders as there are no guarantees power would still be available. There are two purpose built cyclone shelters - one next to the Gove District Hospital and Laynhapuy Homelands headquarters in Yirrkala. Buildings completed after Cyclone Tracey should be rated to withstand a cyclone. If in doubt check with your real estate agent and if you are not sure your house is safe find an alternative with friends or family. Those attending the shelter will not be able to do so until the sirens - similar to an air raid siren - are sounded. Gove can accommodate about 250 peo-

ple and individuals would have as little as one square metre of space. Those choosing this option need to be aware they need to take their own provisions. People living in Yirrkala can head to the Laynhapuy Homelands which can also accommodate 250 people, particularly those who are vulnerable, frail, elderly or pregnant or those who who have no other shelter available. Be sure you have sufficient water - about five litres per person per day keeping in mind if the power is off the water supply may also be affected. It could be weeks before the airport could reopen or the barge could run. Fuel supplies would be an issue if there was no power. Pets are not permitted into the shelters so they should be locked up inside homes with sufficient food and water for an extended period. There is some accommodation at the pound, however, that is limited and registered dogs that can be later returned to their owners will be given priority. Mobile phone coverage could be affected if the towers go out. The area’s largest employer, Rio Tinto Alcan Gove has a comprehensive cyclone procedure in place for its employees and their families. A spokesperson said each area of the business has designated wardens which follow the Rio Tinto Gove Cyclone Procedures in the event of a cyclone. “ These procedures include ensuring all our employees and families are fully informed of the cyclone stages and the responsibilities associated with the relevant stage,” she said. “The communications to be deployed for our employees and their families include a dedicated cyclone employee information hotline, announcements on GOVE FM, SMS updates to employees and on the RTAG Facebook page. “All evacuation plans and accommodation for employees and their families in safe residences during a cyclone are incorporated in the Rio Tinto Gove Cyclone Procedure.” Local emergency services and government bodies are meeting today to discuss the counter disaster plan for the town. This is to ensure the information on contacts and services available is kept up to date to expedite any emergency situations that may arise. It is also to ensure people who have responsibilities know exactly what they are and are prepared for them. The numbers to call in case of an emergency is 000 as local emergency services would be out responding to incidents. For non emergency calls the number is 131 444.

Are you prepared for the cyclone season? cy  Generators 2.2kva  through to 10kva  Jerry cans fuel   Extension leads   Water containers  from 10L to 40L  First aid kits 

 Gas bottles 2kg to  9kg plus gas re-fills

 Bulk water 10L and  1.5L

 Huge range of tarps  and ropes

 Plastic containers and  weather-proof bags

 Heavy duty tape  Torches batteries and   rechargeable torches   Massive range of dried  Portable radios food and canned meals 

All these items are available from IGA Mitre 10 & Yirrkala store!

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Emergen Kits made upon request. Ask instore for details.

Trading Christmas Day (Sunday, Dec. 25) from 8am – 2pm and all day New Year's Eve (Saturday, Dec. 31).

Captain Cook Shopping Centre, Nhulunbuy, Ph: (08) 8987 2400 & Yirrkala Community Store

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How to Prepare for the Cyclone Season Help to Protect You and Your Property on the Gove Peninsula ● Stay home ● Stay calm ● Stay safe BEFORE THE CYCLONE SEASON - Check with your local council or your building control authority to see if your home has been built to cyclone standards. - Check that the walls, roof and eaves of your home are secure. - Trim treetops and branches well clear of your home (get council permission). - Preferably fit shutters, or at least metal screens, to all glass areas. - Clear your property of loose material that could blow about and possibly cause injury or damage during extreme winds. In case of storm surge/tide warning, or other flooding, know your nearest safe high grounds and the safest access route to it. - Speak to your family about the effects of cyclones and floods, and discuss the possibility of evacuation. - Keep your car regularly fuelled. - Be sure to have a First Aid Kit. Ensure that someone in the family has been trained in CPR and other First Aid. - Prepare your Cyclone Emergency Kit containing: - Emergency Supplies: torch and spare batteries, masking tape (for windows), waterproof bags, candles, waterproof matches, and a fuel or gas lamp, cooking gear, eating utensils. Stock up on water containers, a spare can opener and self-contained cooking facilities (a BBQ can be crucial, don’t forget the gas and coals). Dried or canned food - Have a good stock of tinned food for the family and any pets (eg. 3 days worth). - Communications: A portable radio may often be the only means of outside communication. Listen to local radio stations and ensure you have spare batteries. In the event of an emergency if telephone and mobile communications are not working, assistance may be accessed by visiting your nearest Emergency Service or Cyclone Shelter facility but only if it is safe to do so. - Clothing and Bedding: Prepare essential spare clothing - this is especially important if you are asked to evacuate your home. Pack warm, dry clothing and sturdy footwear; also consider taking basic bedding with you. - Know First Aid: A complete First Aid Kit is essential. Knowing how to use it could save a life. - Have a list of important/emergency phone numbers handy. - Consider the special needs of family members who are disabled or elderly, as they will need more time to prepare and evacuate. Also check neighbours, especially if recent arrivals, to make sure they are prepared.

Cyclone Warning A Cyclone Warning is issued when gales or stronger winds are expected to affect coastal or island communities within 24 hours. In addition to the information provided with a Cyclone Watch, a Cyclone Warning will tell you of any forecasts of heavy rainfall, flooding and abnormally high tides. When a cyclone warning is issued Depending on official advice provided by your local authorities as the event evolves, the following actions may be warranted: - If requested by local authorities, collect children from school or childcare centre and go home. - Park vehicles under solid shelter (hand brake on and in gear). - Put wooden or plastic outdoor furniture in your pool or inside with other loose items. - Close shutters or board-up or heavily tape all windows. Draw curtains and lock doors. - Have your emergency and evacuation kits ready along with essential

medications, baby formula, nappies, valuables, important papers, photos and momentos in waterproof bags to be taken with you. Large/heavy valuables could be protected in a strong cupboard. - Remain indoors (with your pets). Stay turned to your local radio/TV for further information. AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTORS FOR


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Cyclone Watch A Cyclone Watch is issued if a cyclone is likely to affect coastal or island communities within 48 hours. The Cyclone Watch will tell you where the cyclone is, what its movement is, how strong it is and identify the areas that could be affected by it. A Cyclone Watch is renewed 6 hourly, a Warning Phase is renewed 3 hourly, a Serious Threat 1 hourly and Flash Cyclone Advice is issued immediately. - Re-check your property for any loose material and tie down (or fill with water) all large, relatively light items such as boats and rubbish bins. - Fill vehicles’ fuel tanks. Check your emergency kit and fill water containers. - Ensure household members know which is the strongest part of the house and what to do in the event of a cyclone warning or an evacuation. - Tune in to your local radio/TV for further information and warnings. - Check that the neighbours are aware of the situation and are preparing.


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Using positions of the cyclone centres as indicated in the Bulletins or Advices, the approximate cyclone track can be plotted on the linked maps above . Usually, the place names mentioned in Bulletins or Advices are those indicated on the linked maps. When plotting you should use the decimal latitude and longitude. (In Bulletins or Advices, 12.5S means 12 and a half degrees south). Beware that the dangerous winds associated with the cyclone extend far from the centre so may arrive many hours before the cyclone centre. (Check latest Advice for details) As new information comes to hand, some cyclones may be re-positioned if the tracking has been off-course. This may create a bend in your track that is not real. Make sure this does not trick you. The track maps produced by the Bureau with each warning will show past positions as corrected to indicate the true path. For more information go to: warnings/map.shtml




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Rio Tinto Alcan Christmas parties

Tommy the magician wowed audiences with his magic tricks.

Face painting and glittery tattoos were a hit.

Santa left the reindeers at home.

The water slide proved to be a hit with the youngsters.

The live entertainment kept the kids enthralled.

Many were waiting for their turn to have a photo taken with Santa.

Children took on the challenge of rock climbing.

Lollipop the clown was good for a few laughs.

A great day out for the Rio families.

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4:00 Rage (PG) 5:00 Can We Help? 5:30 New Inventors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Chopper Rescue 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Land Girls 2:10 TBA 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Choccywoccydoodah: Eat Cake And Be Merry 6:25 World Cafe Asia: Yunnan 6:50 Minuscule: Insect High Velocity 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: Germs Of Endearment - Ben and Susan’s trip to Spain starts out being an anniversary present from Janey and Michael, but they then discover they have to pay for it. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Dogleg Murders: Inspectors Barnaby and Jones are back on the trail of another killer in the Midsomer villages, this time at the prestigious Whiteoaks golf club. 10:05 The Old Guys: Hospital 10:40 ABC News: Late Edition 10:50 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 11:45 Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union - Tracey Ullman continues her tour across America showcasing her vast array of original characters and impersonations in a wide collection of irreverent and hilarious skits, that range from sardonic parody to social satire. 12:15 Rage

5:30 Today 7:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 Hi-5 12:00 Australian Masters Golf 4:00 Antiques Roadshow 4:30 Alive And Cooking 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affiar 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” (PG) 7:00 In Their Footsteps 7:30 TBA 10:00 TBA 12:00 Movie: “West” (AV s,l,a,v,d) - Pete and Jerry are cousins living in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, where life consists of drinking, getting stoned and hanging out. However, things change forever when Pete and Jerry both fall in love with the same girl. 2:00 The Avengers: Epic - Z.Z. von Schnerk, a mad Teutonic film director of the Erich von Stroheim variety, along with his has-been leading actor and actress, Stewart Kirby and Damita Syn, capture Mrs. Peel in an effort to make a movie about her life and exciting adventures. Unfortunately it is to end with her violent death so Steed has to follow the clues to find her. 3:00 Danoz Direct / 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The Colour Of Magic” (PG v,h) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Find My Family 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Discover Tasmania 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue: The RSPCA steps in to re-home an ostrich who has spent his whole life living in the backyard of a motel in suburban Sydney. Meanwhile, a woman is left with a diamond python when her husband moves out. She surrenders it to the RSPCA but her husband wants it back. And in Queensland, inspectors discover a property overrun by puppies who aren’t being properly cared for. 7:00 Better Homes & Gardens Summer 8:00 TBA 10:00 Natural Myteries 11:15 Perfect Couples 11:45 Special: The Gibb River Road And Beyond - Malcolm Douglas captures the grandeur of the remote Gibb River Road, one of the great 4-wheel drive adventure treks of Australia. 1:35 Auction Squad / 2:30 Infomercials / 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 UEFA Europs League 7:40 Weatherwatch & music 8:10 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Tour Of Corsice 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Bournemouth to Plymouth 8:30 As It Happened: Convoy: War For The Atlantic: Wolfpack Rising 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Sex Magic, Manifesting Maya 11:35 Movie: “The Manual Of Love” (M l,s) - In Italian. An enchanting comedy starring Margherita Buy that follows the lives of four couples looking for, discovering or holding onto love. The four interlocking stories revolve around a CD called The Manual of Love, and each features a different couple. 1:35 Movie: “Everything” (MA l,n,s) - A deeply affecting and wholly compelling drama about family secrets. Richard, a middle-aged man, keeps visiting a prostitute but just wants to talk. She goes along with it until he starts asking questions. Is he just a loner or is there a different reason for him to come here? 3:15 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage 11:00 Choccywoccydoodah: Eat Cake And Be Merry 11:30 Dance Academy: Backstage Pass 12:00 My Family: Germs Of Endearment 12:30 Elders With Andrew Denton: Muhammad Yunus 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: Logan Vs Townsville 3:00 Football: W-League: Melbourne Victory Vs Brisbane Roar 5:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011 6:00 Willie’s Perfect Chocolate Christmas 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Going Postal - Adapted from Terry Pratchett’s best-selling book comes the story of arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig and the beautiful, vengeful Adora Belle Dearheart. 9:05 Wil Anderson: Wilosophy -Wil Anderson’s sell-out comedy show Wilosophy filmed in Sydney. 10:00 The Graham Norton Show: Graham Norton presents his unique celebrity chat show focusing on the people, trends, stories and pop culture that interest him most, featuring trademark Norton comedy monologues and celebrity chat. 10:40 Doctor Who: The Next Doctor: It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. But when the Doctor meets another Doctor, the two must combine forces to stop the rise of the CyberKing. 12:05 Rage

5:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 7:30 Children’s Programs 11:00 Australian Masters Golf 4:00 Alive And Cooking 4:30 Getaway 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Summer Series 7:00 TBA 9:00 Movie: “Three Blind Mice” (M l,a) - Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancé and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry just loves playing cards. Throughout the night the boys lose each other, find themselves, and along the way discover courage, friendship and redemption. 11:00 Movie: “The Devil’s Advocate” (MA l,s,v,a) - This supernatural thriller follows the life of Kevin Lomax, a successful young attorney who is recruited to join a powerful international law firm based in New York. But after he commits to his new position and new lifestyle, Kevin and his wife begin to find disturbing evidence that it is not what they had perceived it to be and that Kevin’s boss has a diabolical reason for hiring him. 1:45 Movie: “Waiting For Guffman” (M l) 3:30 Danoz Direct 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 Children’s Programs 1:30 That ‘70s Show 2:30 Movie: “Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen” (PG a) 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 No Leave No Life - This week, Rosso surprises building surveyor Richard Porter who hasn’t had a holiday in 20 years - except for a grueling year off battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphona. He now has over 23 weeks leave owing and while his wife Diane has tried to talk him into taking a break, Richard responds saying he had one - when he was sick! 6:30 Off The Eaten Track 7:00 Christmas Special: The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol 7:30 Special Event: Woolworths’ Carols In The Domain 2011 10:00 Christmas Special: The Vicar Of Dibley - Christmas Special 11:00 Special: A Lion Called Christian 12:00 Movie: “48 Shades” - A teenage boy moves in with his twenty-two-year-old Aunt and suddenly finds himself exposed to a very adult world. 2:00 Special: The Passion Of Spain 4:00 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Michael Nyman: Composer In Progress 2:00 The Question Mark Inside 3:00 Looking For Lowry 4:00 Tim Marlow Meets... Ian Rankin 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Prototype This: Backyard Waterslide Simulator 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Telescope 8:30 Mythbusters: Dive To Survive - Tonight, Adam and Jamie examine whether diving underwater can protect you from an explosion. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory check whether you can bulletproof a car by filling its cavities with phone books. To test this myth they fill several car doors with phone books and then proceed to fire various firearms into the vehicle 9:30 RocKwiz 10:20 Movie: “Rabbit Without Ears” (MA a,s) - In German. Gossipcolumnist Ludo Decker finds himself sentenced to 300 hundred hours of community service in a day care centre after he literally crashes a private celebrity party. The centre is run by his uptight former schoolmate Anna, a woman he used to bully when they were at school; she hasn’t forgotten and is prepared to use her new-found power to get her own back 12:25 S.O.S: Daughters 1:30 South Park / 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:15 UEFA Europa League 7:40 Weatherwatch & Music 8:10 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Tour of Corsica 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 8:30 The Family: They’re Not Kids Anymore - For 20 years Josephine and Angelo have been looking after their three boys. But now the boys have all left them alone and they face an empty nest for the first time in years. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Movie: “Dirty Pretty Things” (MAV a,l,v) - Okwe, a former Nigerian doctor and now illegal immigrant, and Senay, a Turkish chambermaid, work at the same West London hotel. The hotel is run by a sinister manager, Juan, and is the sort of place where dirty business like drug dealing and prostitution takes place. 11:45 Movie: “The Colonel” (M v) -In French and Arabic. France explores its colonial past and national guilt in this intelligent drama from acclaimed screenwriter Costa-Gavras. 1:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 ABC News 24 Mornings 9:30 The World This Week 10:00 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:40 Christianity: A History: Rome 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Christmas 1910 12:00 Beachcomber Cottage 1:00 7.30 Select 1:30 Message Stick: Our Town Profile: Raukkan 2:00 The Story Of India: Spice Routes And Silk Roads 3:00 La Boheme 4:55 Jennifer Byrne Presents: On The Road 5:25 Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter And The Wolf 6:00 Yellowstone: Autumn 6:50 Minuscule: Hyperactive 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Schools Spectacular 8:30 Upstairs Downstairs 9:35 When Teenage Meets Old Age 10:35 Wuthering Heights 11:45 Bush Christmas: An Australian family Christmas classic. The Thompson kids chase after the crooks who have stolen their horse Prince, a favourite to win the New Year’s Cup. 1:10 Ten Minute Tales: Deep And Crosp And Even - A collection of eleven contemporary, magical short films. The stories are brought vividly to life by a cast of top actors, writing and directing talent. 1:25 Carols From St Paul’s 2:25 Three Faces Of Christmas 2:55 When Teenage Meets Old Age

5:30 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 9:30 Pyramid 10:00 Kitchen Whiz 10:30 Australian Fishing Championships 11:00 Australian Masters Golf 4:00 Antiques Roadshow 4:30 The Wildlife Man Featuring David Ireland 5:30 National News 6:00 TBA 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: Red Gold - A modern-day prospector’s death is investigated and Lisbon is injured, prompting Hightower to join Jane in the field for the first time. 9:00 Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here 11:00 Flashpoint: Business As Usual - A CEO is taken hostage after a mortgage scheme goes bad and the team is called in to resolve the situation. Meanwhile, the team must recruit a new member while Jules is injured. 12:00 The Baron 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 Kochie’s Business Builders 10:00 The Davincibles 10:30 Children’ Programs 1:30 Movie: “Miracle” (PG l) 4:00 Special: Martin Clunes: A Man And His Dogs - Part 2 5:00 The Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Christmas Special: The Vicar Of Dibley 7:00 Dog Patrol 6:30 Coastwatch 8:00 Bones 9:00 Castle: “A Deadly Game” Nothing is as it seems when Castle and Beckett investigate what appears to be the assassination of an intelligence operative. 10:00 Royal Pains 11:00 Love Bites: “Sky High” Judd talks Colleen into trying some of the treats he purchased at a medical marijuana store. But just as the two are really enjoying their lazy Sunday ‘fun day’ they realize they are late for a family Christening. 12:00 Auction Squad 1:00 The Real Seachange 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Celtic Woman: Songs From The Heart 4:00 Life On Fire: Volcano Doctors 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Surrounding The Depths 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Bible: A History: The Last Judgement - Since it was written in the first century AD, the Book of Revelation has been seen as one of the most controversial books in the entire Bible. 8:30 The Promice 10:30 Movie: “Shall We Kiss?” (PG) - In French. Emmanuel Mouret’s romantic comedy begins with two strangers, Emilie and Gabriel, who end up attracted to each other, even though they both are involved in relationships with others. When Gabriel asks Emilie for a kiss goodnight after a dinner together, she refuses, explaining that a single kiss can alter a life. 12:15 Movie: “Dhoom” (M v) - Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jai Dixit, is determined to catch a gang of thieves who deliver pizzas by day and use their customised motorbikes for robberies at night. But the gang, headed by the cool-headed and arrogant Kabir, seem unstoppable. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The Colour Of Magic” (PG v,h) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Find My Family 3:00 Children’s Programs 3:30 Seven News 4:30 Discover Tasmania 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 7:00 The Amazing Race 8:00 TBA 11:00 Outsourced: “Todd’s Holi War / Gupta’s Hit And Manmeet’s Missus” Todd fights with another company that cut off All-American Novelties’ access to the air conditioning in the building, while Rajiv tries to find an original way to propose to his girlfriend. 11:00 30 Rock 11:30 Trauma: “Sweet Jane” 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Stuff 5:30 Collectors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Best Of Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:35 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: Brighton 6:50 Minuscule: Come Christmas 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: The Sheiling 8:30 The Hour 9:30 Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour: Greece 10:25 ABC News: Late Edition 10:35 Silent Witness: Death’s Door: Part 1 11:30 Darling Buds Of May: A Season Of Heavenly Gifts (PG) - Pop meets an ex-RAF type and has a sudden windfall although he manages to fall foul of shady property developer Marcus Cope. 12:20 The Hour: In the final episode Freddie finally learns what happened to Ruth; Hector and Bel make a decision about their affair; and the team prepares to report on the Suez crisis. 1:20 Agatha Christie: Poirot: Third Girl 3:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011: Coverage of all the action when Australia take on South Africa at the Moonta Bowls Club on South Australia’s copper coast.

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition” 7:30 Hot In Cleveland 8:00 The Mentalist 9:00 Harry’s Law: Sins Of The Father 10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition 11:00 Undercovers: Funny Money - Steven and Samantha’s latest mission---tracking down stolen currency plates that could be used to make counterfeit money---requires the duo to work with Steven’s estranged brother. 12:00 The Avengers: Superlative Seven - Steed is pleased to receive an invitation to a fancy dress party, held by explorer, Sir George Robertson. 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning 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 Christmas Movie Special: “All I Want for Christmas” (G) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Find My Family 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Discover Tasmania 5:00 Deal or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 TBA 7:30 Highway Patrol: “Racy Rider” When officers pull over a teenager driving his mum’s car, they decide to check his story with his mother. 8:00 Criminal Minds: “Reflection Of Desire” Twenty-something Kelly Landis is missing for three days before being found dead in a back alley. 9:00 Air Crash Investigations 10:00 Royal Pains 11:00 Keeping Up With The Kardashians: “Kim Becomes A Diva” 11:30 Auction Squad 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Arc Of Fire 2:00 Deepwater Disaster - The Untold Story 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Global Village: Margaret River: From The Ocean To The Vine 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Dodge A Bullet 8:30 Man Vs Wild: China 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Housos: Birthday 10:30 The Mighty Boosh: A Journey Through Time and Space - Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt tell the story behind The Mighty Boosh in their own words. They visit locations key to their past, including the comedy club where they first performed and the studio where the radio show was recorded; now an organic supermarket. 11:30 The World Game 12:30 Movie: “Keane” (M l,s,a) - A mentally ill man wanders around Port Authority bus terminal in New York asking strangers if they have seen his missing six-year-old daughter. But is the loss real or imaginary?And is his interest in helping young girls innocent and of a fatherly nature, or is it due to a darker, scarier motive. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight


IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 Hi-5 12:00 Australian Masters Golf 4:00 Antiques Roadshow 4:30 Alive And Cooking 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” 7:00 Getaway 8:00 David Attenborough’s Madagascar 9:00 CSI: NY: Holding Cell - A Spanish club promoter is stabbed to death in his apartment, but Mac isn’t convinced that the man was murdered. The case is made more difficult when the head of Barcelona’s crime lab arrives to investigate and Mac learns the CSI is related to the victim. 10:00 Nothing Trivial: What Is A Petard? 11:00 Rubicon: A Good Day’s Work - Will gets a special assignment from Spangler. Tanya is asked to re-join the team to help locate Kateb. A threat leaves Katherine afraid to leave her house. 12:00 The Baron 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 3:30 National Early Morning News 4:00 Today

4:00 Rage 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Seven Ages Of Britain 1:35 Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Turn Back Time: The High Street: WWII 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Nigella Kitchen: Safety In Numbers 8:30 Rick Stein’s Cornish Christmas 9:35 Grumpy Guide To Christmas 10:35 ABC News: Late Edition 10:45 Spooks 11:40 The Pursuit Of Excellence: Hairworld - Stylists and models from Team USA compete at the International HairWorld Championship in Moscow. 12:40 Carols From St Patrick’s 1:40 Monarch Of The Glen 2:30 Movie: “Holiday Affair” (G) - A story about a boy whose Christmas wish is a train set. His widowed mother is torn between two suitors and making a better life for her son.

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Hofstadter Isotope” 7:30 The Middle 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “Nine Magic Fingers” (M s) 8:30 Mike & Molly: “Victoria’s Birthday” 9:00 Survivor: South Pacific 10:00 Nothing Trivial: Who Wrote The Art Of War? 11:00 The Unusuals: Crime Slut - A cash-strapped Beaumont is at a pawn shop when the place gets robbed. The female suspect is later seen robbing a bridal shop with a different male accomplice. Elsewhere, Banks and Delahoy look for a missing man who was previously thought to be dead. 12:00 20/20 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning 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 Christmas Movie Special: “What I Did For Love” (PG v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Find My Family 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Discover Tasmania 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 TBA 8:30 Highway Patrol: “Superman” Officers in pursuit of a speeding bike must call off the dangerous chase, however, it doesn’t take them long to make a case breaking identification. 8:00 TBA 10:45 Keeping Up With The Kardashians: “Rob’s New Girlfriend / Khloe Wants To Act” Rob falls in love with a popstar and Kris gets chickens for the house. Then, Khloe pursues an acting career much to the dismay of Kim. And Bruce gets a major style makeover. 11:40 House Calls To The Rescue 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Not By Chance” (PG) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of the Great Cities of Europe 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Desperately Seeking Doctors: The Kimberley 8:30 Go Back To Where You Came From 9:30 World News Australia 10:10 Hot Docs: Thriller in Manilla - This was the third and final famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World, fought at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines on 1 October, 1975. The bout is often ranked as one of the greatest fights of 20th century boxing, and is the climax to the bitter rivalry between Ali and Frazier over who was the legitimate Heavyweight Champion. 11:50 Movie: “Casanegra” (M v,l) - In Arabic. Two petty crooks, Adil and Karim, live in the Moroccan city of Casablanca or ‘Casanegra’ as they know it. To escape their bleak lives, they decide to carry out one last criminal job that could either guarantee their freedom or destroy them. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Island Life 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Tess Of The D’Urbervilles 1:25 Mother And Son 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 River Cottage: Everyday: Meat 6:50 Minuscule: A Rolling Snail Gathers No Moss 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Jimmy’s Food Factory: Get Up And Go 8:30 Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas 9:25 Greatest Cities Of The World With Griff Jones: New York 10:15 ABC News: Late Edition 10:25 Bastard Boys: Josh’s War 11:25 Live From Abbey Road: They Enemy/ Antony And The Johnsons - Capturing high quality performances from both cutting edge artists and established acts, this critically acclaimed series continues to redefine music television. 12:15 Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas - Favourite Christmas recipes cooked up by one of the world’s greatest chefs in his own home. This program will teach you everything you need to know about how to cook the perfect Christmas including a succulent roasted turkey. 1:05 Elephant Nomads Of The Namib Desert 2:00 Basketball: WNBL: Canberra Vs Sydney United

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 A Very Specky Christmas 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 How The Earth Made Us 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Henry VIII: Mind Of A Tyrant 1:30 Bush Slam 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue Revisits 6:50 Minuscule: O Tannenbaum 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Outnumbered 8:30 QI: Fire And Freezing 9:00 The Thick Of It 9:35 TBA 10:05 The Trip: L’Enclume 10:35 ABC News: Late Edition 10:45 Michael Mclntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Birmingham 11:30 5 Lost At Sea: A sailing adventure of a lifetime for Jesse Martin, the world’s youngest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe, and his five young crew turns sour when tensions and conflicting expectations arise. A journey about growing up. 12:25 Ten Minute Tales: Let It Snow 1:05 The Trip: L’Enclume 1:35 The Chaser’s War On Repeats 2:00 Football: W-League: Melbourne Victory Vs Brisbane Roar

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” 7:00 RBT 8:00 TBA 10:00 True CSI: Cold Blood - When Catherine Carroll is found dead on the bathroom floor of her Newfoundland home, her 19 year old son is wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Will DNA evidence set him free? And can forensic science nab the real killer before he strikes again? 11:00 Live At The Chapel Presents... Eskimo Joe and Electro-pop’s finest, PNAU play a thrilling double-bill at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Sydney’s Newtown. 11:30 Take 40 Live Lounge 12:00 Entertainment Tonight 12:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning 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 Christmas Movie Special: “Grandpa For Christmas” (PG a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Find My Family 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Discover Tasmania 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Highway Patrol: “Car Full Of Kids” Senior Constable Christine Bosley checks a vehicle that’s not roadworthy but the driver isn’t what she’s expect either. 7:00 World’s Strictest Parents 8:10 Criminal Minds: “Into The Woods” (M a,v) - When an eightyear-old is found murdered on the Appalachian Trail, the BAU team goes deep into its forests to search for the killer, who they suspect is hiding in the wilderness and targeting children. 9:10 TBA 11:35 Sons And Daughters: Rob’s attempt to save his marriage ends in heartbreak and David is appalled to hear of Patricia’s manipulations. 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Keys to the House” (PG) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of the Great Cities of Europe 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Explore: Africa’s Rift Valley 8:30 One Born Every Minute: In the series finale, it’s an emotional time for two sets of parents as they cope with the trauma of emergency deliveries. Caroline and Chris Pike are expecting triplets, but one of them is much smaller than his brothers. There’s a risk he could die, and endanger the lives of his brothers. Caroline is told that she is to be booked in for a Caesarean section at seven months. Meanwhile, Sarah and Nando are expecting their first baby, but when monitoring picks up that the baby’s heartbeat is dipping, Sarah is booked in for an emergency Caesarean. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Movie: “Tulpan” (M n) - In Russian. On the harsh steppes of Kazakhstan, Asa, a dreamer who’s recently finished a stint in the Russian Navy, wants to establish a life by owning his own flock of sheep. But the ‘comrade boss’ tells him he’s got to marry first, since an unmarried herdsman cannot survive there. 11:50 112 Emergency / 1:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

16 – Arafura Times

14 - 20 December 2011



Your Lucky

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Time spent helping out a friend at work may take up more of your energy than you expect. Your input will not go unnoticed, however. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by your emotions. You need to make an important decision and must wait until you are more relaxed.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Once you have started a new project nobody will be able to stop you! Your momentum will help you to push through a barrier which has stopped other people in their tracks. Romance. Your partner may find it hard to cope with all your excess energy! A powerful aspect to Mars later in the week could make you a little tense: do your best to use your excess energy constructively.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


1..... Take away one number from another (8) 5..... Coral island (3) 7..... Precious stone (5) 8..... Petrol additive (7) 10... Far away (6) 11 ... Questionnare (4) 12... Very old (7) 17... Tiny particle (4) 18... Remember (6) 20... Gravestone inscription (7) 22... Currency (6) 23... Japanese coin (3) 24... Local government official (8)

A few negative comments this week may sap your confidence for a while. You need to take the remarks in context, however, and not overreact. Romance. A person whom you have known for some time may still be interested in you. They will do their best to pretend not to be interested, but their actions will give them away.



1..... Kind of firearm (7) 2..... Boom time, gold strike (7) 3..... Found on helicopter (5) 4..... Hurricane (7) 5..... Red wine (6) 6..... Shout (4) 9..... Readable (7) 13... Canadian / US waterfall (7) 14... Fit of bad temper (7) 15... Sea mammal (7) 16... German capital (6) 19... Whirlpool (4) 21... Window glass (4)


CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Be careful that problems at work don’t spill over into your home-life. So long as you try hard to be patient, everything will be resolved. Romance. You may need a little extra emotional support from your partner at the moment. Communications between you will be especially strong, but be careful not to be too demanding.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Activities which don’t need much money will give you a chance to get back on your feet financially. Some recent extravagances have taken their toll. Romance. A favourable aspect to Venus will give your love-life a push in the right direction. A romantic get-together this week will put your relationship onto much firmer ground after a recent misunderstanding.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A surprise move later in the week may leave you wondering what is going on. Talk to a person whom you can trust – your other colleagues may not be so quick to tell you everything. Romance. A power-struggle between you and your partner will not help either of you. Do your best to settle a recent dispute in a way which satisfies both sides.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may find it difficult to tolerate people who don’t know what they are doing. You won’t appreciate having to clear up a mess caused by someone else. Romance. If you are able to relax properly this will be an excellent week for both of you. Be especially careful not to get into arguments, especially ones involving money. You won’t be in a mood for compromise at the moment!


SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) At times this week you will need to spend more time by yourself. You have a lot of work to get through and won’t be happy if you are constantly interrupted. Romance. A new relationship may pick up speed faster than you expect. Very soon you will have to make a decision about how quickly you want to get involved with this person.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A kind word will go a– long way. Your enthuFor all your printing needs siasm and energy will be appreciated by the people around you; however you must be sympathetic to people who are not so dynamic. Romance. A favourable aspect to Neptune this week will improve your powers of intuition, just when you most need them!


CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Your ability to spot a financial opportunity will help to bring in some money just when you need it most. Make sure you don’t take any more risks than you have to, however. Romance. Time spent with someone whom you hardly know could prove interesting. This person may be much keener on you than you realised. Don’t expect any dramatic developments for the time being, however.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

– Benjamin Franklin

A favourable aspect to Jupiter will help to bring a little more luck into your life over the next few days. Don’t miss an opportunity just because a friend tries to put you off. Romance. Your self-confidence will be especially high at the moment. You may need to be the one who takes the initiative in a new relationship.


PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A favourable aspect to Jupiter will give you the confidence you need to sort out a long-standing problem. You need to deal head-on with an issue which you have been trying to avoid. Romance. Your partner will appreciate a few words of encouragement. You might not realise how much they value your support.

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You will struggle to gets things organised over this week. A meeting with a close friend will help to sort things out in your mind. Romance. Do your best to avoid getting into a power struggle with your partner. Big changes are afoot and both of you will be tense and the onus will be on you to not let tensions boil over.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Your boss will be in a strange mood this week. You should try to keep a low profile, and do your best not to make any mistakes in your work. Romance. Good communications will be essential for your relationship today. Work on being persuasive before wandering into any new territory.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) You may be feeling a little less sociable than usual. This will come from a recent disagreement with a friend or sibling but will have no long lasting consequence. Romance. It is your personal life that will be in your thoughts at the moment. Be sure not to fixate on any problems that will emerge as you will soon realise that you have been exaggerating a little.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A bright idea could save everyone a lot of time and money really soon. There is one drawback that you will have to work on, however. Romance. Your focus will be more on work, and not your partner, this week. Their mind will be on one thing, yours on another. Be sure to treat them when the time is right!

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) A powerful aspect to Jupiter will bring you great luck. Take whatever ideas you have and go with them, but do not do this alone if you want these to bear fruit. Romance. A positive mood will help you to make a decision which you have been putting off. This would be a good time to make a move with your partner.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) You will have more energy than you have had for some time. Use the opportunity to do something constructive. Romance. The best time for romance will come at the end of this week. You should embark on a quick trip away and not allow yourself to take no for an answer.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may be spending too much time helping other people, and not enough on looking after your own needs. Don’t feel responsible for other people’s chores. Romance. Try not to view your partner as predictable and this might not be the case. A powerful aspect to Uranus will have your feelings move around but you should allow your partner to surprise you.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) This will be an extremely creative time for you. Anything that you have been planning, or putting off, should be let loose for you to play with. Romance. A stable and lucky period for romance lends itself to making a giant step with your partner. This goes especially for the end of this week.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Emotions will be running high for you at the moment. Although this is a positive thing for romance, you must be careful when it comes to dealing with friends. Romance. This should be a very rewarding time, both for you and for your partner. An intimate dinner will go well and be truly memorable.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You will feel a nagging urge that you initially cannot put your finger on. This will be due to the fact that you want something more than you never have before. Don’t let this feeling wane without acting upon it. Romance. You will be tempted away from thinking about your partner as you have many other things on your mind. Be sure to talk this out with your partner.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Domestic matters will go spectacularly well for you and your family at the moment, whether these be financial or material. Take advantage of how this makes you feel. Romance. Try not to disguise the way you feel at this point in your relationship. Your partner would appreciate an honest approach.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Now will be a good time to stop putting things off. This is particularly so if you have a chance to re-organise or start rebuilding your finances. Don’t necessarily go with the flow. Romance. You may be a little slow to tell your partner how you feel about them. They need to hear it loud and clear otherwise you will have a more to make up than what you could gain!

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Arafura Sea Charters Pty Ltd T/as North Australian Marine & Security Services * Salvage & towing. * Security services specialising in marine based security packages. * Wharf & jetty construction & repair. * Coastal communitity transfers & freight servicing, specialising in difficult access areas. * Marine consultants & logistical services. * Testing & tagging of electrical equipment Ph: 8987 2056 / 0439 289

Ship Schedules Toll Marine Logistics Vessel Due in Monday 19/12/11 Freight available for collection after 1pm on Tuesday.

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All mechanical and marine Authorised mercury dealer Air-con servicing and repairs Latest E.F.I. scan tools 4 Mechanics, 3 Hoists Disc brake machining Approved R.W.C. inspections Reliable and efficient Full equipped workshop 1 Buchanon Rd. Industrial Ph: 8987 2280 Fax: 8987 8434

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Crisis Accommodation Gove (Inc.) 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.

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Request for Applications for Inclusion and Professional Support Program 2013 – 2016 The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is seeking applications from suitable organisations for funding to deliver activities under the Inclusion and Professional Support Program (IPSP) 2013 - 2016. The objective of the IPSP is to promote and maintain high quality, inclusive, early childhood education and care, for all children in eligible education and care settings. The IPSP is a component of the Australian Government’s Child Care Services Support Program, and is integral to implementing and supporting the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. A Request for Applications (RFA) was released on Friday 9 December 2011, seeking applications for 67 Inclusion Support Agencies, 8 Professional Support Coordinators, 8 Indigenous Professional Support Units and a National Inclusion Support Subsidy Provider. The RFA documentation can be downloaded from DEEWR’s website at Applications must be emailed to DEEWR by 2.00pm, Canberra time, Friday 24 February 2012. To support the RFA, DEEWR will offer information sessions in the week beginning 9 January 2012. Information sessions will be held in capital cities (depending on the level of interest) and via web conferencing for participants unable to attend in person. To register your interest in participating in an information session, please send an email advising your nearest capital city to: AG55655

Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

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

PLANT OPERATOR Fixed period for 8 months No housing provided Base salary $54,059 Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited has a vacancy within its small direct labour force for a Plant Operator Band 4 for a fixed period of 8 months. Applicants must have as a minimum requirement, a White Card, a current H.R. driver’s licence, forklift and front end loader accreditation. A backhoe accreditation will be considered highly. Proven experience and skills in any or all of the following would be an advantage: t Roadwork’s, including patching, erection of signs, traffic management etc. t Water sewerage and drainage works t Concrete work t Tractor based slashing t Forklift operation t Parks and gardens work t General plant and vehicle operation. t Cleaning and general hand work Pay will be in accordance with the NCL’s workplace EBA which provides for 76 hours per week fortnight (plus a 4 hour RDO accrual) overtime and excellent working conditions. No accommodation is provided with this position. A copy of the position description including relevant selection criteria may be obtained by phoning the NCL on (08) 8939 2200. Further information may be obtained by contacting Greg Hanslow on (08) 8987 1753 or 0407 972 550. Applications providing full details of work experience, including recent references should be forwarded to the: Town Administrator, Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited, PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 by the closing date of 4pm Friday, January 6, 2012 Julie Bryce MANAGER OF CORPORATE & COMMUNITY SERVICES

CLASSIFIEDS IN MEMORIAM JAN, Julie, Ace, Darren, Di & Family our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Tony was a great man and will be missed by so many people. Pat & Karyn xx

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To Jan, Julie, Darren and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Tony loved his squash and we have some great memories of him, that will last forever and ever. "May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead”. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. The Gove Squash Club

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To Jan, Julie, Darren and Family,

Farewell to a good sailor and a fine man on his final journey. Loving Sympathy to Jan, Julie, Darren and family.

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Anglicare NT is a major provider of innovative, culturally appropriate, and high quality community services across urban, rural, regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. We need energetic, committed and skilled professionals who want to make a real difference to the lives of Territorians. Are you are seeking a dynamic working environment where you can help shape service delivery? We offer flexible working conditions, generous salary sacrifice options, five weeks annual leave, a positive team based environment and good training opportunities - why not give us a call to find out more! Anglicare NT has a position available for an enthusiastic, motivated, ethical and experienced staff member as FINANCIAL COUNSELLOR EAST ARNHEM (Nhulunbuy) We are seeking a suitably motivated and ethical staff member who is a financial counsellor or has an interest in training as a financial counsellor. Suitable candidates will have a background in human service delivery, case management, community development and/or financial counselling. Financial Counsellors will have the unique opportunity to work with a range of regional and remote communities in the East Arnhem region to provide a free and confidential service with a focus on working with Indigenous people. For more information, please visit careers page for a job package which includes a position description, and contact Deb Thomson (Team Leader – Money Matters) on (08) 8985 0000 or email or visit our Nhulunbuy Office in Chesterfield Cct and speak with Sandy Graham (Operations Manager East Arnhem). Please send aplications to Gerry West Mail: PO Box 36506 Winnellie NT 0821 or Email: “Promoting a child safe, equal opportunity and non-smoking work environment”

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“Tony” Late of Airlie Beach, formally of Gove, NT, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2011. Much loved husband of Jan. Adored father and father-in-law of Julie and Ace, Darren and Di. Cherished Poppy of Dylan, Jake, Tayla, Kiera, Nathan and little Mango on the way. Loved brother of Ria and Alby.

“Forever Prospecting” Relatives and friends are respectfully advised that Tony’s funeral service was conducted Friday, December 9, 2011, at St. James Uniting Church, Proserpine. Followed by a private cremation. Rev Wayne McHugh kindly officiated.

87 Main Street, Proserpine, Qld 4800 Phone: (07) 4945 3448

East Arnhem Shire Council TENDER NOTICE YIRRKALA CHILDCARE CENTRE PROJECT NO T201111.15 Suitably qualified Contractors are requested to submit a tender for the upgrading of the Childcare Centre at Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land.


GALIWINKU CHILDCARE CENTRE PROJECT NO T201111.17 Suitably qualified Contractors are requested to submit a tender for the upgrading of the Childcare Centre at Galiwinku, Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land.

Closing 11 Jan 2012

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Interested and eligible applicants are to submit their tender documents to Tender Evaluation Committee, East Arnhem Shire Council on or before 1400 hrs on December 19, 2011 via electronic lodging.

Warehouse Supervisor

All enquires relating to Project advice:

We are currently looking to recruit the services of an experienced warehouse supervisor based at our Industrial branch. A one bedroom style apartment is offered with this position. Candidate requirements: r Strong selling skills r Sound knowledge of building products r Highly motivated r Customer focused r Experienced with integrated inventory control systems r Forklift Licence r MR Licence Applications with a current resume should be forwarded to: Email: Enquiries welcome on (08) 8987 3255

Mr Shane Marshall Building Infrastructure Regional Manager East Arnhem Shire Council Phone: (08) 8986 8916 shane.marshall@eastarnhem. Inquires regarding technical specifics: Ms Emma Clay Technical Officer East Arnhem Shire Council Phone: (08) 8986 8905 emma.clay@

Closing 11 Jan 2012 T11-1885 - Katherine Region - Stuart Highway - Upgrade Truck Parking Bays ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL T11-2044 - East Arnhem Region - Gove District Hospital Services and Ward Buildings - Replacement of 3x Industrial Washing Machines and 1x Medical Equipment Steriliser - Includes Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning. Inspection on 13/12/2011 at 10:00. T11-2012 - Katherine Region - Victoria Highway - Intersection of Binjari Community Road - Supply and Install Street Lighting.

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND REGIONAL SERVICES BUILDING Closing 11 Jan 2012 A11-0076 - Alice Springs Region - Supply and Installation of Ceramic Floor Tiling to Territory Housing at Santa Teresa Community - Inspection on 15/12/2011 at 11:00.

POLICE, FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES CLEANING Closing 11 Jan 2012 D11-0480 - Nhulunbuy - Alyangula Police Station and Courthouse - Provision of Cleaning Services for a Period of 36 Months - Inspection by permission - refer to annexure for details.

POWER AND WATER SECURITY Closing 11 Jan 2012 PEA00150-12 - Alice Springs - Provision of Static Security, Security Patrols and Cash Clearing to Power and Water Facilities for a Period of 30 Months - expiring 30 June 2014. Arafura Times

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Qualified Childcare Worker (Yirrkala) Level 2 to 3 ($43,778 to $50,722 pa depending on qualifications plus allowances and superannuation) The Qualified Childcare Worker will assist the Childcare Centre Director in the management of the service and have the responsibility to support and mentor a team of early childhood workers. This role involves supporting the staff to plan, prepare and implement a developmentally appropriate childcare program. It is expected that the Qualified Childcare Worker will be experienced in working in a group care setting and have an understanding of operating an innovative early childhood program in an Indigenous community.

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SWIMMING POOL CLOSURE Nhulunbuy Corporation advises that the Swimming Pool will be closed to the General Public and Key Club Members to enable the Nhulunbuy High School Annual Swimming Carnival to be held When: Friday 16 December 2011 Time: 7.30am to 3.00pm

Further enquiries: Diane Kearney on 8986 8917

Any inconvenience is regretted.

Closing date: Monday 16 January 2012


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

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency Be a part of one of Australia’s most dynamic, diverse and challenging legal practices. NAAJA provides legal aid for Indigenous people in the Top End of the Northern Territory, with offices in Darwin, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. We are considered to be Australia’s pre-eminent Indigenous legal aid provider. We are committed to providing quality representation for our clients and bringing about long term change in the justice system through law reform and education. Our staff are motivated, dedicated and do work that matters.

CLIENT SERVICE OFFICER (CSO) – NHULUNBUY NAAJA currently has a vacancy for a Client Service Officer (CSO) within the Criminal Section of our Nhulunbuy Office. The successful applicant will assist legal staff in dealing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. They will provide support and be the initial contact between clients and the service. The position requires a multi-skilled, self-motivated person who has an understanding of Aboriginal culture. The successful applicant will have good administrative skills and a basic understanding of the law. Training will be provided in legal instruction taking and office systems particular to the position. The CSO will be required to travel on a regular basis to remote communities throughout the East Arnhem Region to attend bush courts. Applicants must have a demonstrated sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history and culture. A competitive salary package is offered, including fringe benefits, remote and annual airfare allowances. Accommodation is not supplied for this position. Interested parties are invited to obtain an information package by contacting Glenn Miller on 08 89825100 or Applications must address the Selection Criteria and be forwarded by COB Wednesday, 28 December 2011 to: Glenn Miller Corporate Services Manager GPO Box 1064 DARWIN NT 0801 (08) 8982 5100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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Early childhood educator scholarships closing Friday. The Australian and Territory Governments are providing scholarships to help early childhood educators develop The changes are part of a new National Quality Framework to ensure we give Territory kids the best start in life. The scholarships include assistance with course fees, textbooks, mentoring, supported study and practicum time. Applications for study during semester 1, 2012 close 4pm, For more information go to or call (08) 8999 5745


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NAAJA MEMBERSHIP NAAJA would like to invite Aboriginal people in Nhulunbuy to nominate for membership of the Company for the Nhulunbuy region. To be eligible, intending members need to have lived in the region for at least 1 year prior to 6th September 2011and be an adult Aboriginal. Membership applications are available from NAAJA Reception, please contact: NAAJA Nhulunbuy OfďŹ ce – 08 8939 2300 First oor, Franklyn Street The closing date for the applications is 13th January 2012 at 1200. Please forward your application to: Bonita Liddle NAAJA GPO Box 1064, DARWIN, NT 0801

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Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: Liz Stephenson P: (08) 89870282 (B/H) or (08) 89873863 (A/H) or Rachel Wallis 0427 329 659

Nhulunbuy Toy Library Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean Ph: 0417 601 490

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

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Churyl Scheppard P: 8987 1500

Australian Breastfeeding Association Contact: Melissa Mills P: 8987 8053 Helpline:1800 686 2686

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

Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre Contact: Michelle Lowth P: 8987 2191 M: 0488 556 949

Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083

Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Tracey Chrzanowski P: 8987 3311

Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640 Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E: Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E:

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean Astronomy: goveastronomers@ GPF: Arnhem writers: ian@

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0424 954 600 Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Jason Bourke P: 0409 764 623

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

Oasis Play Time: Contact: Andi Bracey. P: 8987 1766

Thu 15

Fri 16

Time 0502 1041 1722 2353

Time 0539 1120 1800

Time 0028 0617 1200 1839

Ht 1.51 3.22 0.60 2.75

Ht 1.49 3.21 0.62

Sat 17 Ht 2.76 1.47 3.17 0.65

Time 0105 0659 1243 1921

Time 0143 0747 1330 2006

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

Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Glenys Cummings P: 0417 849 594

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



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

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Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tuesday 29/11







Wednesday 30/11







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

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Friday 02/12







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

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52055 13699 43100 11342



Sunday 04/12

T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training Contact: Arnie Kokkin P: 8987 2562


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

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Sun 18 Ht 2.78 1.44 3.08 0.72

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

Sunday: Noon to 2.30pm at Common Room, Uniting Church. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268.

Tide times – Gove Harbour Wed 14

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

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

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Barry Fleming, President P: 0417 768 147

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Shane Guiney P: 0431 040 043

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

MOPS Contact: Christie Giles P: 8987 2227

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

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

Make-A-Wish(r) Aust. Contact: Kendall Kenway Gove Branch President P: 8987 8289

Gove Game Fishing Club Contact: Ian Dickinson P: 0428 897 814

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Father Barry Hanson – Ph: 8987 1533 Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am


Ht 2.81 1.41 2.94 0.83

Mon 19

Tue 20

Time 0227 0842 1427 2056

Time 0316 0945 1536 2152

Ht 2.86 1.36 2.77 0.97

Ht 2.91 1.26 2.60 1.14

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

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 5 32.1 23.9 0.2 Tuesday 6 33.8 24.9 6.4 Wednesday 7 33.8 25.5 NIL Thursday 8 35.3 24.0 NIL Friday 9 35.9 25.6 NIL Saturday 10 36.0 25.5 NIL Sunday 11 37.6 28.7 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 6.8 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 11.

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1008.9 hPa on Sunday Min: 1003.5 hPa on Thursday Averages for the month December Max temp: 32.9 Min temp: 24.6 Rainfall: 181.3 mm

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Strong field for fishing comp By ROBERT MCDONALD NHULUNBUY Regional Sports Fishing Club has staged one of its biggest competitions - the XXXX Gold Gove Game Classic incorporating the 2011 NTGFA Game Fishing titles. This much anticipated competition attracted a strong field of 19 teams, consisting of both local and interstate anglers travelling long distances just to fish this great event. Briefing night consisted of the usual rules and weather reports ensure anglers were prepared for the four day event. This was the first NTGFA Titles to make the ruling of inline circle hooks only to be used in baits. This ruling would prove both entertaining and frustrating for most crews. Dan Bergamo, fishing on Wild Turkey, assisted competitors with the latest billfish report at the briefing giving anglers confidence they will be successful. Life member Roger Gentle once again made the trip from Queensland, and along with long time friend Col Mansfield entertained the crews at briefing night with some great stories of encounters with billfish and the values of friendship and fishing. Dawn Jones, wife of the late club legend John Jones, also travelled over from Qld to put together team Jonesy’s Mob to fish off Wild Turkey. With the weather reports supporting a mixed bag of forecasts it was up to the captains to do their best to take advantage of the weather windows. Day one started in calm conditions and once again team Ulua Gove set a cracking pace with the first black marlin tagged by 10.10am and then another within 25 minutes, with 4000 points already on the leaders board it was now up to the remaining crews to work away at the lead. Daniel Barrow last year’s winning captain was the first to challenge the leader with a last hour tag in to a black marlin, could they be the team to stop the inform Ulua Gove. Day two started with weather conditions less than ideal and most crews headed to safer waters around the Bromby Islands and west of Bremer Island. The day proved a tough one for all but one team, with team Larrikin successfully tagging a small black marlin. rumours were rife that the swimming queenfish bait was bigger than the marlin that would have been hard to swallow. Day two also took its toll on team Feeling Lucky with their luck running out and motor failure ended their attempt to capture their first ever billfish. Their rescuers, Pirates, of the Brombie Island did just that and took control off crew Feeling Lucky and safely delivered them back to Gove harbour only after they sustained orange projectiles from the Pirates. Day two also saw the crew onboard Playmate located by our ever reliable Customs Patrol Boat at the northern tip of the Wessel Islands, with the usual communications they were ok to continue

on with their bold plans. Day three conditions failed to improve but crews were hopeful of success, and that came early with team 4 Play tagging their second billfish, a nice sailfish, at 10.20am. That was quickly followed by Greg Williams tagging their first sailfish. Weather conditions were building and a storm prediction signalled the early retreat of Team Streaker (1pm) back to the safe watering hole at Elizabeth Bay where they safely enjoyed the remainder of the day. Team onboard Playmate after 250 nautical miles finally tasted success with a 115kg marlin successfully tagged after a couple of attempts to ensure safe placement of the tag. Jackie Goodchild was relieved to finally open up the ladies section of the competition. Finally day four and all teams awoke to calm conditions that gave most teams a feeling of a great last day. Teams made their way down to the grounds around Higginson’s in an attempt to end the rule of the Pirates onboard Ulua Gove. Past winners onboard True Blue were after revenge for their previous devastating loss in the JJMBC four weeks ago, with their first black marlin tagged on day four. The question now was can they return the favour on Ulua Gove. Jonesy’s Mob headed north to the Wessel Islands in a last bid attempt to tag out on Pelagics ( mackerel, GT’s, and trevally) which would prove successful for the team in that section. Once again weather conditions took a very nasty turn at midday. With a massive storm approaching the fleet that would eventually engulf most crews retreated to the harbour only to end their 2011 event. With the storm approaching and the remaining crews still attempting to end Ulua Gove’s lead, nature put on a show of strength with blinding rain, and water spouts capped off with lightning. The radios were working overtime to ensure the remaining crews were safe. That signalled the end of the competition with most crews setting course for home. One final call over the radio came from Team Larrikin. They stayed north of the storm and successfully tagged a sailfish.This now gave them one black marlin to tag and they would be the new leaders with one hour to go. Try as they did the time beat all challenges with the ever conquering Pirates onboard Ulua Gove to be crowned NTGFA champion billfish team and champion NTGFA boat over six metres. Other winners were Dawn Jones taking out NTGFA champion ladies measure points as well as champion mackerel mania. Jackie Goodchild won the NTGFA champion female billfish section and Shaun Canobie won on count back the NTGFA male champion billfish angler. A big thanks to all sponsors and committee members of the NRSFC for once again staging a successful NTGFA titles. Safe Boating to all.

Clayton with his sailfish.

Tour de France winner to promote Territory TOUR de France winner Cadel Evans is in talks with the the Northern Territory Government to develop a working relationship. The first Australian winner of the Tour, Katherine born world champion, Evans was last week welcomed back to the NT by Chief Minister, Paul Henderson and Indigenous Development Minister, Malarndirri McCarthy in Darwin. “It is a great honour to have Cadel Evans here today and I thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and meet with us,” Mr Henderson said.. “Territorians are very proud of Cadel Evans, and on behalf of all Territorians I extend a warm welcome to him and I

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congratulate his win at this year’s Tour de France - it was a great triumph. “I’m also pleased we have taken this important first step in developing a partnership between the Northern Territory Government and Cadel. “The Government is very keen to work with Cadel Evans to promote healthy lifestyles and pursuing your dreams, especially to young Territorians, and we have begun exploring ideas of how we might do this.” Minister McCarthy said it is very exciting Cadel Evans wants to share his achievements with Territorians. “Cadel’s visit today is a testament to his commitment to the Northern Territory,” she said. “We will continue working

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with Cadel to finalise our working relationship and we will make further announcements about this is in the coming months.” Cadel Evans said he is very proud of where he was born and started his life, and he wants to give something back to the people of the Northern Territory. “I am honoured that my sporting achievements may inspire and contribute to the well being of Territorians, and I want to be involved in some exciting projects that can benefit the Territory into the future,” said Mr Evans. “I am here to explore with the Northern Territory Government on how we can work together to do this.”

The winning team the Pirates onboard Ulua Gove with their black marlin.

Cricket season pitched CRICKET is a hit in Nhulunbuy as a group of players have started up training sessions in the hope of establishing a few teams. Darrin Cavanagh said a group of mates went down to Katherine for a competition and although hadn’t seriously played together still managed to come second. “Now we are encouraging prospective players to come along to the local primary school and have a hit,” Mr Cavanagh said. “We are keen to have players come down, no matter what gender or age. We have been getting together for about four weeks and want to generate enough interest to have Cricket Australia show an interest in us and get their support. They meet every Thursday evening at 5pm at Nhulunbuy Primary School for an hour and work on their bowling and batting. Players also go to the school on Sunday mornings for a game starting at 9am. Anyone interest is invited to come along.

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Rugby Union celebrates strong season By COLIN SNOWDEN The EARU held their 2011 trophy night recently at the Walkabout Lodge. The night was to celebrate a successful and busy year. It was also a chance for the club to recognise and thank sponsors, players and officials, committee members and any and all people involved with the club in 2011. It was a semi-formal affair with many choosing ‘territory rig’ for the night. Attendance was high with over 60 people present. The night started with a thank you to all sponsors who helped the club this year, with special thanks going to the Walkabout Hotel, YBE, RioTinto, Munch ‘n’ Crunch, Miwatj Health, the Pickett family and many others. A short message was read to the crowd from Sean ‘Ocker’ O’Connor who is in Darwin continuing rehab. This message was very well received, and a bucket was passed around for some donations to offset his costs of being away and unable to work. A total of $1000 was raised which is an outstanding effort for such a small group. This year the club has had many successes such as winning the U18’s TAS seven-a-side in Cairns, with the U16’s runners up. Both these teams again travelled to Darwin for the State XV-a-side titles in May, with honours reversed and the U16’s undefeated and the U18’s being pipped on the bell for 2nd place. Two U16’s were chosen from this tournament to represent the NTRU at the National U16’s championships in Sydney. Well done Will Pickett and Tom Pearce. Later this year our U18’s won the NT Schools seven-a-side with our second team 3rd and the U16’s playing ‘up’ 4th, and the U14’s finished 2nd in their comp. Rhys Mullholland was selected in the Lloyd McDermot Indigenous national rugby team. As previously reported we also had a fantastic trip to Singapore. A great year with a view for further success in 2012. Continuing the night, club coaches were awarded dinner vouchers at Latitude 12 restaurant (kindly donated by the Walkabout’s John Tourish), recipients included Stanford Forbes U10’s and 12’s, Col Snowden U14’s and U16’s, Lai Tora and Sean O’Connor U18’s and senior mens. The EARU then presented trophies to its U14’s and U16’s combined. Trophy winners were; Kalkani Pehi - best back, Will Pickett - best forward, player development -Will Burge-Paul and coaches award Jye Snowden. A slide show of the years games and some choice photos was shown as the crowd tucked in to a great feed. Eddie Mulholland took the stage in Sean O’Connors absence and the U18’s were then called up for their trophies; including Rhys Mulholland - best back, Sam Putland - best forward, Nelson Browne - player development and Aeden Bryce the coaches award. The club also wanted to recognise efforts and improvements made by a player over the year and award him the most improved. This award was given to two recipients as they were both deemed to have had an outstanding year. Congratulations to both U18’s Lachlan Mallard and Matt Tutini. Next was recognition of club members actions and support above and beyond what is expected. These people were presented with certificates of appreciation and also flowers for the ladies. They included Sally Putland, Lesley Mallard, Ali Snowden, Cherie Forbes, Donna and Eddie Mulholland, some of our female players, Matt Grooby and Paul Ngamoki. Eddie Mulholland now took the stage to present the senior player of the year. This award went to our current club captain and inspirational leader both on and off the field, Thomas Gunn. Tommy has had a cracker of a year, especially is ability to inspire those around him and most importantly our junior players. An award for our Yolgnu player of the year was then presented by founding member, and club legend Paul Ngamoki. This was given to Gerald Wunungmurra from Gapiwiyak, and at 15 years old is seen as a future leader and star player. Gerald has the potential, as the other award winners have, to be able to go to a higher level as a player and to provide inspiration for others. Pauly Ngamoki was then to asked to say a few words in regards to the club history and the significance of our club emblem. This speech was emotive and touched all present, Paul was given a standing ovation as a mark of respect and appreciation for his efforts over the years since the club’s formation in the mid-nineties. The formalities were finished with a speech from EARU Club President Boysa Hoani, again outlining the year, thanking all involved and then detailing upcoming events and expectations for 2012. The crowd then partied into the night. The committee of the EARU would like to take this opportunity to thank the many, many people and organisations involved in making 2011 such a great year for us. We recognise and are appreciative of all support, the committee on behalf of the membership wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a fine new year, We wish to see you all again soon with the view to strengthening our partnerships and seeking further success in 2012.

U18’s - Nelson Browne, Laclan Mallard, Matt Tutini, Sam Putland, Rhys Mulholland and Eddie Mulholland.

Paul Ngamoki at the presentation.

U14/U16’s -Will Pickett, Kalkani Pehi, Jye Snowden and Will Burge-Paul.

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