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LEFT: Expectant mother, midwives and mums with their new babies all celebrate International Day of Midwifery in Gove last Friday. As part of the International Day of the Midwife, local midwives invited past deliveries back to the hospital to join them in a picnic in the hospital grounds LEFT BELOW: Tia Ward helps celebrate International Day of the Midwife at Gove District Hospital last Friday. Report Page 2. >> More ‘photos Page 11. >>

Seven teenagers charged over spate of offences SEVEN teenagers appeared at Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court last week, charged with 35 offences relating to a spate of unlawful entries in and around Nhulunbuy during the previous week. Officer-in-Charge of Nhulunbuy Police Brendan Muldoon said six youths and one adult (18) had been arrested and charged for 16 unlawful entries in Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala between April 21 and 30. He said the teenagers were known to each other and all “hung around together.” “The charges are against seven males, aged between 15 and 18 years of age,” Snr Sgt Muldoon said. “They relate to properties including at the Yirrkala CEC School, Laynhapuy Association Office, East Arnhem Shire Council, MAF Airport Hangar Office,

Laynhapuy Aviation Office, MAF Terminal (shop), the Gove Country Golf Club, the IGA and a private residence. “The offenders were involved in allegedly stealing a number of items, including a car, three four-wheel drives, a cordless drill and drill bits, jerry cans containing fuel, fuel, cash, mobile phones, boxes of chocolates, frozen chicken rolls, soft drinks, five bottles of spirits and two cartons of beer. “Damage was done to a number of the properties, including fences being cut, windows and doors smashed and jemmied open, security mesh and grills smashed and removed, a TV smashed and padlocks cut.” Snr Sgt Muldoon said it was too early to put a dollar value on the damages and said

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it would be considerable amount. The same was correct relating to goods stolen. The accused were charged and appeared in Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court last Wednesday and Thursday. One was remanded in custody as he was considered too great a risk of being let back into the community and sent to Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre to appear at Darwin Court on May 8. One 15-year-old was sent to Bush Mob near Alice Springs to take part in an eight-week program. Others had their cases held over until the next court sitting on June 6. The offenders were already known to the police and two had been re-arrested by last Friday as they had already breached their bail conditions.

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Midwives reunited with many babies on their special day By MARJO HALLOWELL MOTHERS and babies helped midwives celebrate their special in Gove day last Friday. As part of the International Day of the Midwife, local midwives invited past deliveries back to the

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hospital to join them in a picnic in the hospital grounds. The Gove District Hospital has 18 midwives including some who are casuals. In a community as transient as Nhulunbuy, the midwives have a longevity which has seen two of their number delivering babies to women they had also assisted bringing into this world. Bernie Whelan and Tracy Kelly said they both arrived in 1987 and have delivered second generation babies. Others have been at Gove for over 10 years. Mrs Whelan said the birthing unit in Gove was all encompassing and had a dynamic family environment. “The fabric of the community, as a whole, is that we see the babies as they grow up because we see them and their families at social and sporting functions,” she said. Ms Kelly said there is a strong sense of community as they take the time needed to be able to support new mums. “We have a brilliant team of doctors working with us at the hospital and we all work together as a team,” she said. Vicki Elborough, who is the representative for the Australian College of Midwives at Gove, got the task of cutting the cake which had been baked by fellow midwife Dee Castelli. Many of the mums present concurred that it was great for them to be able to acknowledge the wonderful job done by the midwives and the great facility provided for new parents at Gove and District Hospital. RIGHT: Vicki Elborough had the task of cutting the cake.

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TWO local lads have made it through to the next round of Australia’s Got Talent. Adrian Wilson and Brad Vellacott grew up together and used to play around Gove under the name ‘Expressions Of Sanity’. They moved to Perth after finishing high school to pursue musical studies, with Adrian doing music production at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, and Brad studying audio engineering at SAE. Both joined a band and got into the local scene in Perth but it wasn’t their style of music so Adrian decided to start his own solo project and write his own songs in the pop/rock genre.

Beside Lights heading for the semi-finals.

Brad and a few other guys they met at University (Jarryd Price drums and Terence H’ng - keys) backed Adrian live for a while. Eventually they came to realise they had something pretty unique sounding as a group so they decided to make it into a band and ‘Beside Lights’ was born in January, 2011. Pop rockers ‘Beside Lights’ are quickly making waves in the WA music scene through their catchy pop-driven songs and engaging live performances. Despite only being a band for a short time under the new name 2011 has brought some amazing opportunities for the boys. In March the band travelled to

Toronto for their first international showcase alongside eight other Australian acts at one of the worlds largest music festivals - Canadian Music Week. This opportunity also saw the boys travel to Vancouver where they spent one week recording with legendary producer Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil, Xavier Rudd and The The). Since arriving back home the band has shared the stage with various national acts including: * The Vines; and * Flight Facilities; * Made top 10 in Australia for Nova’s ‘I Am With The Band’ competition; * Taken first place at WA’s

regional Battle Of The Bands in Bussleton; and * In November, 2011, launched their first debut self-titled EP. “Because there’s not much of a scene in WA for pop rock, I think when the opportunity came along for Australia’s Got Talent we figured it was a perfect way for the band to get our name and music out there. “And so far it’s been great,” said Adrian. “We’ve got through the first few rounds and head into the semi finals very shortly. “Semi’s are held throughout May and June so keep an eye out,” Adrain concluded.


Shame board going up in Yirrkala

Djwalpi Marika A SHAME Board is being erected in the IGA store in Yirrkala after an increase in the number of break-ins in Yirrkala. On April 30 there was a break-in at the IGA with

damages of $4000 and this was on top of a number of other break-ins around the town. The Yonglu Elders and Traditional Owners have agreed to implement a new idea to reduce the crime in the community and hopefully shame people who do the wrong thing by their own. Djawalpi Marika came up with the idea of setting up a shame board at the community store. This board will have the photos and names of people who have been involved with crime and stealing at the community. A meeting was held at the

store where everyone agreed that action needs to be taken as enough discussion has been made with no change. All who attended the meeting were in agreement with the hard stand on protecting locals and their culture. Djawalpi Marika said the implementation of the shame board is not about government intervention and strong future legislation, it’s about safety for his people. “In the old days Elders had a similar form of punishment by shame,” Mr Marika said. “We need to use what our

past Elders concept was to keep our community safe. “In the old days shaming was done by shaving people’s hair and making them do work for the community as a punishment. “We need to show real leadership and strength by senior people working together to help the families learn the importance of strong culture and respect for each other. Be strong role models. “I hope that what we are doing at Yirrkala will help teach people the right way to live their lives. We want our community

to be a safe and a respectful place to live among each other. “We have pride in our community Yirrkala and there is much history in this place. We are a strong group with many good things that have taken place by our people and have changed history for Yonglu. “It’s important that our youth retain these ways and be ready to lead for the future. “Education is important for our people and learning the right way in living with each other with honesty and respect is the only way.” Owner of the store Tim

Tim Broadbent Broadbent said: “I want to thank all those Yonglu people, the TOs and elders who took the time to discuss the issue of crime at Yirrkala and respect their decision to take this stand.”

Yolngu nations call for scrapping of the federal Strong Futures laws By MARJO HALLOWELL TRADITIONAL Owners from throughout Arnhem Land have rallied together to present a united front against the Australian Government, calling for self-determination and an end to interventionist legislation. The Yolngu Nations Assembly call is to scrap Labor’s Stronger Futures draft laws which are before the Senate and likely to pass with bipartisan support after federal parliament resumes this month. A meeting with clan and community leader representatives from Milingimbi, Ramingining, Gapuwiyak, Galiwin’ku, Yirrkala and Maningrida was held at Ramingining last week. The Assembly, a group of traditional owners representing 8000 people in West, Central and East Arnhem Land have written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, sena-

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tors and NT government calling for the Stronger Futures laws to be scrapped. The laws continue the former Howard government’s 2007 Northern Territory intervention to address violence and alcohol abuse in Aboriginal communities. The measures are widely opposed by NT Aboriginal communities who say they were not properly consulted on the government’s plans and that the laws are racist. The letter states that until the laws are discarded traditional owners will refuse “participation in land lease negotiations with the federal government and approval for any exploration licences”. “Traditional owners of prescribed community lands have been placed under extreme pressure from the federal government to grant them head leases over these communities,” Dr Djiniyini Gondarra wrote. The traditional owners want the federal and

territory governments to return to “the mindset of partnership based on self determination”. The Yolngu Nations call for an end to the NT Government’s compulsory teaching in English for the first four hours of each school day policy. “To be successful we need education with instruction in our Yolngu languages through all levels of schooling.” The draft Stronger Futures laws include a controversial program that cuts the welfare payments of parents whose children miss school and is known as the student enrolment and attendance measure (SEAM). It also imposes alcohol restrictions. Across the nation people are supporting the TO’s opposition to Stonger Futures and their supporters include former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser who said he backed the indigenous leaders’ plea for the laws to be dumped. “It is my hope that those in government will listen to the request of the Yolngu Nations people

. . . and end the interventionist policies,” he said in a statement. Former late 1970s Aboriginal affairs minister Ian Viner agrees. “It is a strong statement which I am ready to support,” he said. The laws are also opposed by the Catholic and Uniting churches and St Vincent de Paul. At a memorial concert for singer Jimmy Little musicians performed his iconic Blackfella Whitefella dedicating it to supporting the Stand for Freedon Campaign which opposes Stronger Futures. A spokeswoman for Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin defended the government’s plan. “The Gillard government has given a clear commitment to Aboriginal people in the NT to work with them over the next 10 years to overcome the unacceptable levels of disadvantage too many people still face,” she said in a statement.

GOVE District Hospital’s emergency department relocated to the hospital’s administration building from Tuesday, May 8. The ED usually operates from the ground floor of the ward block between 9pm and 7am, however will be temporarily relocated to enable renovations to the nursing/medical station. During the renovations the ED will operate 24 hours a day from the administration could expect the same excellent standard of care in the relobuilding. cated emergency department during renovations. Gove District Hospital general manager “The upgrade works will almost double the size of the Doug Gilchrist said members of the public current nursing medical station, and we are looking forward

to having an enhanced space to assist us in providing the best possible care for our patients,” he said. During construction, a temporary nursing/ medical station will be located in what was the after-hours emergency department room. “I thank all patients, visitors and staff for their patience during the upgrade works and reassure members of the public that the short-term relocation of some services will not affect the high standard of care provided in the emergency department,” Mr Gilchrist said.

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False whale sightings being recorded RIGHT: Recorded sightings of false killer whales.

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the larger members of the dolphin family and, despite its world-wide distribution throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, is one of the least known of the large tropical oceanic dolphins. Adult male false killer whales can reach up to six metres in length and females to ďŹ ve metres. The common (and scientiďŹ c names) relate to the likeness in skull to the killer whale (the largest dolphin in the world and the same as the ones that were recently reported off the Bromby Islands), but the two species are not closely related. In most areas false killer whales are usually far from shore except for around the Hawaiian Islands

and it looks like the NT too as more sightings get reported. Since 2005 there have been 21 sightings of false killer whales in the NT including Melville Bay, the semi-enclosed harbours of Darwin and Port Essington at Cobourg and around Groote Eylandt. Many of the sightings have been during the wet season and it looked like the false killer whales were chasing schools of ďŹ sh. The Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport are keen to receive sightings of dolphins and whales - Please report sightings to the Marine Wildwatch Hotline on 1800 453 941.

Whale fact ďŹ le Killer whale or orca Really large pointed dorsal ďŹ n, grey or white patch just behind the eye. They are mainly black with contrasting white underneath from the throat to the stomach and on the rear anks. They can be almost 10 metres in length. False killer whale Dorsal ďŹ n curved and at on top. Blunt shaped head and the tip of the upper jaw overlaps the lower jaw. They are mainly blackish / slate grey and no white patches on the anks. Length is approximately six metres. They are sociable, acrobatic and can bow ride.

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CHILDREN throughout Gove are being urged to walk to school on May 18 as part of a health initiative. National Walk Safely to School Day is a health initiative urging all parents and carers to include exercise in their young children’s daily routines. Starting healthy habits from an early age is proven to reduce obesity and related health problems. Walking is one of the best and easiest ways to exercise. And it’s free. All parents and carers are asked to walk their children safely to school either all or part of the way because ‘Active Kids are Healthy Kids’. In addition to promoting health to young Australians, the day aims to raise awareness of pedestrian safety for children and promotes environmentally-friendly transport. Aimed at promoting health and safety of primary school-aged children across Australia, the key messages are: the beneďŹ ts of physical activity for health and well-being, pedestrian safety, healthy food choices and reducing the impact of private vehicles on the environment. This annual, national event whose primary objectives are: better health and safety, cleaner air, less trafďŹ c and improved transport. The event is funded by the Australian Government and supported by all state, territory and local governments, along with the Heart Foundation, Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia, Beyond Blue, Planet Ark, the Australian Council of State School Organisations and the Australian Primary Principals’ Association.


In the courts . . . Teenager caught riding scooter A TEENAGER who was test riding a scooter lost his licence for six months and was fined $300 when he appeared at Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court last week. The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to medium-range drink driving. The teenager was stopped on Beagle Circuit on April 5 and registered a breath alcohol reading of 0.083gm. He took the scooter for a test ride at 11pm after he had consumed a six pack of beer. The unrepresented forklift driver said he would probably lose his job as a result. Magistrate Greg Smith said as long as he did not drive the forklift on a public road his job should not be in jeopardy and he suggested the teenager talk to his employer. He reminded him not to drive on a public road under any circumstances or the consequences would be serious.

Sentence suspended on kava A 32-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to two months’ gaol after he pleaded guilty to having a trafficable quantity of kava and his sentence was suspended for 18 months. He was also fined $400 for possessing a dangerous drug and ordered to pay $40 victim’s levy. The man was picked up at Gove Airport from a flight from Cairns on April 18. He had been reported as suspicious to Nhulunbuy Police who questioned him at the airport and he said he only had his backpack. They located his checked luggage which contained kava which he said he was going to leave by the side of the road for someone to pick up. He had a total of 16kg of kava and said he was unaware of the seriousness of bringing kava to the area. The man said he did not know about the glasses case which contained what was suspected to be meth-amphetamine. His defence lawyer said the man regularly came up here for work and wanted to get permanent work here and settle down. “If he’d known that bringing kava was serious he wouldn’t have done it,” he said. He had been promised a small amount for bring the kava with him. Magistrate Greg Smith said he hoped the man had learnt his lesson and that in the Territory bringing in trafficable quantities of kava is a significant offence.

Kava bust He was stopped on the refinery side of Melville Bay Road and recorded a reading of 0.106 at an early morning RBT. The man said he’d been drinking and had beer and scotch and had his last drink at 1am when he called a cab to get home. In the morning he felt tired but did not think he was over the limit to drive to work. The man, who represented himself, said losing his licence would cause considerable hardship as he was a sub-contracting carpenter. He said it was hard to find work without a licence and he may be forced to leave Gove to find work. Magistrate Greg Smith said the disqualification was mandatory and he hoped the man’s employer could see fit to keep him on for the six months. “It’s probably the scotch that did you in,” Mr Smith said. He was also ordered to pay a $40 levy.


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Mother fined for offences A MOTHER who had her child in the car with her pleaded guilty to not having another licensed person in the car with her while she was a learner. She also pleaded guilty to driving and uninsured and unregistered vehicle. The 19-year-old was fined $180 and ordered to pay three $40 victim’s levies when she appeared in Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court last week. She was stopped on March 27 and has since obtained her licence. She said she was unaware the registration had expired on March 9.

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Youth worker fined A YOUTH worker, 39, who did not realise his licence had been suspended because of an unpaid fine pleaded guilty to careless driving and driving without a licence when he appeared at Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court last week. On February 12 he was driving on Melville Bay Road from the airport and turned towards Yirrkala in front of an on-coming car. The car was hit and spun 180 degrees. The passenger of the other vehicle was taken to Gove District Hospital and later released. Lawyer for the defence said the driver of the car that was hit was known to her client and they were in discussions regarding costs of repairing damages. He was fined $400 and ordered to pay two victim’s levies of $40.

A man in his 30s was arrested at Gove Airport last weekend, April 29, for possessing a trafficable quantity of Kava. It is alleged the man flew to Cairns where he picked up 14kgs of kava before returning to Gove. He was due to appear in Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court.

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Miss Rachael going to London to dance for the Queen

Ineke Wallis - on far right of back row.

IT WAS no surprise for dance students at the Arafura Dance Association in Gove that their principal dance instructor has been chosen to dance before the Queen. Rachael Wallis is one of six dancers forming part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour along with Janet Munyarryun, from Dharlingbuy, and Ineke Wallis. also from Gove. Other team members include Sydney-based Tim Bishop, Glen Doyle and Leon Burchill. The aboriginal troupe will be performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant between May 10 and 13 and will be performing in front of the Queen on May 13.

Miss Rachael, as she is known to her students, said she was asked to be part of the group by her friend, Matthew Doyle. Inneke, 17, got the opportunity to be part of the tour after two other dancers had to pull out. Ms Munyarryun who was instrumental in starting the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT) and the Bangara Dance group is also one of the dancers. Miss Rachael said she had received a lot of support from the almost 200-strong Arafura Dance Association. “I hope this will inspire them to reach for their dreams,” she said. “I have been dancing every week

since I was two-and-a-half years old and I still love it as much now as I did then. “We will be performing recreated traditional dances from the Dharrawul region.” When she was in Sydney in April for the Australian Youth Dance Festival, she managed to get in some rehearsal with the other dancers and she left for Sydney last Thursday before flying to London early this week. Once there they will have rehearsals up until the performance at the end of the week. Following the performance she will be taking a short break before returning home.

Author talks about the Write stuff LEFT: Bestselling picture book author Katrina Germein surrounded by just some of her younger fans at evening story time at Nhulunbuy Christian College. BELOW: NCC library teacher Mrs Marianne van Dam with author Ms Katrina Germein and librarian Mrs Clare Woodington who organised the visit.

CHARACTER development, first drafts and favourite illustrators are hot topics of lunch time conversation at Nhulunbuy Christian College after hosting best-selling children’s author Katrina Germein last week. NCC librarian Clare Woodington had worked for the last 10 months securing the award-winning author’s visit and couldn’t be more thrilled at the result. “It’s been a long time coming but it’s very exciting to finally have Katrina here,” Mrs Woodington said. “She is so inspiring and has such an infectious passion that our students from transition to year nine have been writing stories with great energy and enthusiasm all week.” Ms Germein’s popular first book ‘Big Rain Coming’ has been published around the world and remains in print more than a decade since its release. Her second book ‘Leaving’ was also written while she was teaching in the remote indigenous community of Minyerri (south-east of Katherine). Her stories have won notable book commendations from the Children’s Book Council of Australia. ‘My Dad Thinks He’s Funny’ was so popular it was instantly reprinted within a month of its launch and ‘Littledog’ was recently featured on Play School. “Katrina has such a wonderful rapport with children and her stories are so funny, Ms Woodington said. “With her teaching background she’s able to aim age appropriate writing workshops for the older students in middle school and also have fun and inspire the youngest children in transition.” Ms Germein enjoys the freedom of the writing process and hopes to share that experience with others. “Hopefully I can encourage stu-

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dents to believe in, and share, their own stories and to see that everyone has their own unique ideas and tales to tell. I’d love students to realise that anyone can write and that as well as being an essential tool it can be a rewarding and fun creative outlet too,” she said. “I’m always working on something. I have a half finished young adult novel on my computer which I might finish one day but I keep putting off because picture books are what I love the most and what I keep coming back to. “My new picture book, ‘Somebody’s House’, will be published next year by Walker books Australia. It’s a lively rhyming text for preschoolers. “I received an email with some images of the completed illustrations by Anthea Stead last night. They are so vibrant and quirky. I can’t wait for the book to come out.” Ms Germein loves the open spaces of the Territory and said if her husband and three children would move here with her she’d return in a flash. “Everyone at NCC has been just so warm and welcoming. The staff have all made me feel very special and the students have been asking really thoughtful questions and sending me smiles and waves across the yard at lunch time. “It’s a lovely place to visit.” An evening story time with the younger students was a highlight. Mrs Woodington was overwhelmed by the families that turned up for the sausage sizzle and children dressed in pyjamas, clutching their

teddies. “Literacy, books and reading have always been a vital focus here especially in our beautiful new library but Katrina’s visit has given everyone, including the adults that attended the evening writing workshop, fresh inspiration and encouragement - it’s just fantastic” During her NCC hosted week-long visit Mrs Woodington encouraged other local groups to take advantage of this unique opportunity including a day visiting Nhulunbuy Primary School and a ‘meet the author’ evening for Arnhem Writers Group. “Start writing and see where it takes you. Write what’s in your heart. Don’t give up too quickly because you think your work’s not good enough. “Let yourself enjoy the writing process and allow your ideas to spill onto the page in any order. If you want to share your writing with someone later you can polish and edit it then,” she said. After attending Ms Germein’s adult writers workshop even Mrs Woodington is energised and looking forward to a new phase of creativity. “I feel that I already have five children’s picture books inside me - I can’t wait to get started writing.”

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Budget continues to deliver record spending

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

May Sat 12. Mothers Day stall at NPS 9am to noon. Sat 12. Family Dance as a fundraiser for the Debuatante Ball. Tickets available at Qantas. Sat 19. May markets for Debutante Ball. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy Debutante Ball. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee - 8am to noon. Sun 20. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Peninsula MX Round 3 - 8am to noon. Wed 23 - Thu 24. NT Thunder Footy Skills Clinic presented by Pacific Aluminium.

June Tue 5. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Sat 9. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee MX track - set up for enduro/pony - 9am to noon. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - enduro Pony round 2 - 8am to noon. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Finke Desert Race weekend - Alice-Finke-Alice. Sat 16. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Arafura Dance Association. Thu 21. Sing Australia comes to Nhulunbuy. Contact Jennifer Peers on 0457 807 340. Sat 23. Debutante Ball 7pm start. Sat 30. Outdoor Movie Screening at Hindle Oval Black Tie Dinner - 40th anniversary celebrations - NCL - invitation only.

JULY Sun 1. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Old natural terraine circuit round 3 - 8am to noon. Sun 1. Community Family Day at Gove Aquatic Centre. Sat 14 - Sun 15. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for two day event.TBC - 9am to noon. Sat 14 - Sun 15. The third annual Dave Langridge Memorial Round Robin Touch football competition at Hindle Oval. Sat 21 - Sun 22. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Gove / Darwin challenge. Heats Sat, finals Sun- 8am to 3pm. Thu 26. Art exhibition - Gove Peninsula Festival opening party. Thu 26 - Sun, Aug 5. Gove Peninsula Festival. Fri 27. Photographic and Film Exhibition - Gove Peninsula Festival - launch. Sat 28. 40th anniversary ball at The Walkabout Lodge. Sat 28. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Gove Junior Football Club.

THE Territory budget handed down by Treasurer Delia Lawrie last week could hardly be described as an election budget. It is, however, a responsible budget which continues to deliver record spending across education, health and safety as well as a healthy spend on infrastructure to support families and jobs. The Treasurer during her budget speech made no apology for taking the budget further into deficit and received the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, NT Master Builders Association and the NT Council of Social Services. As the Treasurer stated a surplus budget could only be achieved by sacrificing jobs.

Electoral News

by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER The reduction of revenue to states and territories is primarily due to a of loss of GST from the Federal Government which has been in steady decline since the global financial crisis.

This is a direct result of downturn in retail due to cautious consumers more focused on saving than spending, and with it, a downturn in the construction sector. It is largely government funded infrastructure projects which have kept this sector afloat. Delia Lawrie will be visiting Nhulunbuy on Wednesday, May 16, to deliver the Treasurer’s budget presentation. Time and venue will be advertised and is open to anyone interested in attending. Please contact my office on 8987 1711 for details. My office fields many inquiries in relation to matters

Sing Australia coming to Gove LOOSEN up those vocal chords and get ready to join a new choir forming in Gove. In 1985 Sing Australia Pty Ltd was established by Colin Slater OAM, an accomplished singer and singing teacher, to promote singing, Australian compositions and Australian artists. In June he is coming to Nhulunbuy to conduct a workshop for those interested in expressing themselves through song. Mr Slater has agreed to come to Gove on Thursday, June 21, after an invitation from Jennifer Peers and she is seeking expressions of interest from people who would be interested in attending in view of starting up a choir. Mrs Peers said Deserai Stenaway has agreed to be the conductor and accompanist. She is in the process of finding a suitable location and will advise the public once that has been secured. High among the Sing Australia’s priorities has been the encouragement of people to

sing using a unique style of teaching for large groups. Sing Australia community singing groups do not require people to audition or to attend regularly. They are singing groups that offer the opportunity to learn songs as much as they do the typical choir repertoire which requires part singing. The concept also accepts that not everyone can read music, not everyone can sing in tune, and not everyone has yet made contact with their singing voice. However, by being accepting of everyone as individuals who are all equal in their desire to sing, the concept has proven that most people acquire singing skills at least to a level where they can enjoy themselves immensely in a choral environment or simply for their own enjoyment at home. Sing Australia activities include lots of singing, lots of fun, no auditions, personal

associated with the Department of Immigration: passport applications, citizenship, tourist visas for constituents who have family visiting from overseas, as well as visas associated with skilled migration for local businesses. Given our distance from Darwin and the fact that this Federal government agency does not have a presence in the region, I have asked that officers from the Department of Immigration put Nhulunbuy on their outreach program to make routine visits. I am really pleased to have received a positive response with the first visit expected later this month and confirmation of a date soon to be advised.

fulfilment, no need to read music, establish new friendships and sing around Australia and overseas. Mrs Peers said anyone interested in coming along can call her (0457 807 340) as she would like to have a few meetings before the workshop. ABOV E: Colin Slater coming to Gove in June.

Wild About Gove is an opportunity for readers to showcase their favourite photos of Gove. Veronica Forrest took this Sunset shots of East Woody on April 28. You can email your photo to editor@arafuratimes. as a jpeg attachment. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.

AUGUST Fri 3. Open Mic night at GAT - Gove Peninsula Festival - showcasing local perfromance. Sat 4. Closing Concert -Gove Peninsula Festival - Hindle Oval. Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for enduro/pont - 9am until set up.

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


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EASC launches litter reduction program for nine communities EAST Arnhem Shire Council (EASC) president Banambi Wunungmurra and the Keep Australia Beautiful Council Northern Territory (KABC NT) launched a new $230,000 litter reduction pilot program at Liberty Square at Parliament House last week. The program is to be rolled out in all nine EASC communities over the next 12 to 18 months . Under the pilot program, EASC will partner with KABC (NT) to roll out resources to help local communities clean up, recycle and keep their communities clean into the future. The program is part of the National Bin Network (NBN) a $100 million, five-year industry

funded plan to increase recycling and reduce litter nationally, providing an effective and efficient scheme that addresses all litter and packaging recycling, not just beverage containers. The NBN is fully funded by industry at no cost to Territorians. Mr Wunungmurra said: “In East Arnhem, Yolngu, Anindilyakwan and Balanda people are very proud of our communities and Homelands. So, naturally, it does sadden us at times to see litter throughout our communities and natural environment. “We want to work to be part of a solution to have cleaner and healthier communities.

“This marks the start of a great program in the Northern Territory in the hope that we can come back here in a year’s time and talk about our positive progress and boast about how more beautiful our East Arnhem communities are.” Chair of KABC (NT) Gary Swanson said the pilot provides KABC (NT), for the first time, with adequate resources to work with local councils and community groups such as schools, stores and environment groups to reduce litter and increase recycling. “KABC (NT) is all about positively engaging the community to generate real environmental

Lara’s new best friend - ice baths A FORMER Goveite is running in this year’s Gold Coast HalfMarathon in July and asking for support. Lara Conaghan and her running partner, Aaron Broderick, will be running the half marathon on July 1. Lara and Mick Conaghan lived in Gove for nine years with their three children and absolutely loved it. “Our children Madeleiene, Campbell and Reade attended NPS for their schooling. We are very fond our Gove community and are now in Blackwater in Queensland,” Mrs Conaghan said. She said the half marathon is 21km - a distance that neither she or Aaron have even thought about running let alone actually doing. “We will take on the blisters, burning muscles and hundreds of kilometres of training runs in return for you to reach into your hearts and pockets and donate to such a wonderful charity Variety. “We are blessed to have the opportunity to push our ability to attempt such a feat. The pledge of

our run rings true to this, and that is every child deserves the same opportunities, to be the best they can be. “After a 13km run recently I have now completed over 300 km of training runs - yes, that is a looooooong way. Bubble baths are a thing of the past and my new best friend is an ice bath. “Yes tired muscles and tender knees are making themselves known but, with only eight weeks to go, we have $1920 to raise for Variety. “That is not long. With your generosity, you can give us some motivation when the burn kicks in on my next run. “Our team name is Tablelands To Tinsel Town and the address / link for our Everyday Hero fundraising page is tablelands_to_tinsel_town. “Variety is a charity close to my heart providing equipment and opportunities to disabled and disadvantaged kids to help them be the best that they can be.” For more information on the wonderful work Variety does visit

RIGHT: Lara Conaghan with running partner Aaron Borderick. Photo courtesy of Karley Broderick - Xpose Photos.

EASC President Banambi Wunungmurra lauches the project.

outcomes. We’re supporting this pilot because it is efficient and collaborative, and has the potential to deliver strong environmental and behavioural outcomes without the negatives of regulation,” he said. “KABC (NT) is very keen to work in partnership with industry, communities and the Northern Territory Government to create

a better environment. “Based on our four decades of experience, we believe Territorians love to recycle and will do so when they’re given an opportunity. We expect the trial will be very successful and we hope it provides fresh ideas to Government for more effective litter and recycling policies in the Territory.”

Scenic flight winners

Camillia Thompson (centre) was presented with a certificate for the scenic flight from managing director Mandaka Marika and permits officer Buduwutpuy Dhurrkay. FOLLOWING the announcement of our Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation’s renew your access permit and win 2012 competition, all permit holders renewing their permits during April went into the draw to win a trip for four people on a one-hour scenic flight around the coastline of the Gove Peninsula and Cape Arnhem with Laynha Air. This flight will showcase our beautiful beaches, stunning bush land and pristine waters. A spokesperson for Dhimurru said the response to this initiative was really impressive with a total of 170 residents of Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala renewing their permits which kept our permit staff extremely busy. “We would like to thank everyone who renewed their permits as well as those people who applied for new permits. It is heartening to see that the majority of residents of this area do care about doing the right thing and support our efforts to care for Dhimurru’s Indigenous protected areas on behalf of the Traditional Owners of this land,” she said. The winners of the 2012 competition are Camillia Thompson and John Stockman.

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Young ladies set to make their debut INTRODUCING the 15 young ladies who will be making their debut at the 2012 Gove Debutante Ball. The ladies and their partners will be introduced to the community at the ball, to be held on June 23 at the Gove Town Hall.

Preparation for the event includes learning etiquette, life skills and community values, while having fun with friends and learning how to dance. A fundraising family dance will be held prior to the ball on Saturday, May 12, at the Town Hall.

Tiffany Stephenson, 17 Partnered by Jack Kockles. Achievements: Working towards finishing year 12 and contributing towards the debutante ball 2012. Interests: Art, crafts, reading, dancing and singing. Goals: Being the best I can be and finishing year 12.

Ainslea Barnes, 16

Partnered by Saille Frumenzi.

Achievements: An in-school traineeship with Pacific Aluminium, outstanding effort awards, NT school most improved music award, Cert. I Business, Retail and IT, Certificate of Attainment Cert. II Business.

Achievements: Nhulunbuy High School sports captain, top 10 in junior Ladies Masters golf competition, 2008-2011 AIS for Kayaking.

Interests: Singing, music, relaxing, spending time with friends, playing soccer, running and travelling. Goals: Study psychology of some sort at university and then further in a related career or become a successful singer. Wants to travel to Europe.

Gabrielle Birch, 16

Jasmine Body, 15

Partnered by Ethan Stephenson.

Partnered by Tyrell Forbes. Achievements: Represented Gove Netball.

Interests: ballet, tap, science, computers and technology.

Interests: Touch, netball, sports and travelling.

Goals: travel the world, to have a career in computer science.

Goals: To be successful in life, go to university in 2013 or 2014 and travel.

Christina Burke, 16 Partnered by James Miegel. Achievements: Sports girl of the year NHS 2011, sports captain Latram 2011, Duke of Edinburgh - bronze.

Kate White, 17 Partnered by Jake Edwards. Achievements: Achievement effort award, Arnhem Cluster Netball. Interests: Netball, music, cooking and shopping.

Interests: Sport - figure skating, dancing, horse riding, rowing, golf, kayaking, reading, animals, guitar. Goals: Pass Year 12 with a good AAR, go to university in the UK, get to the next Olympics in rowing or become a pro golfer.

Achievements: Has in-school apprenticeship with CSG, first place in Worldskills regionals (NT) in IT category, nominated for VET student of the year, dancer of the year award 2010, completed Cert. I in IT and Business (continuing with Cert. II this year).

Erica Hoani, 16

Courtney-Jay Williams, 17

Partnered by Luke Veltman.

Interests: Touch football, child minding, netball, athletics. Goals: To finish year 11 and 12 well in order to pursue my chosen career midwifery.

Partnered by Caleb Mason. Achievements: Senior First Aid, Bronze Medallion, leadership course, coaches award (swimming). Interests: Swimming, art, photography and music. Goals:To become a photographer / journalism.

Carlene Tawhi, 17 Partnered by Isi Ofa.

Achievements: NHS school captain 2012, awards for achievement 2011, house captain for Latram 2012, outstanding leadership award 2011, SRS secretary 2012. Interests: Food cooking, baking, fundraising, fitness and health, community events, animals. Goals: University 2013, travel 2013.

Goals: University.

Maddison McSherry 16 Partnered by Jarrod Boot. Interests: Hanging out with friends, horse riding, going to the beach and camping.

Ashleigh Matthews

Sally Naughton, 17

Hailey Williams, 17

Partnered by Bitang Daly.

Partnered by Matthew Tutini.

Achievements: Bronze Medallion, NT Brain Bee Quiz winner, Reserve NT Tennis.

Achievements: Achievement Award 2011, represented NT for touch football, overall chemistry award 2011.

Interests: sports, volleyball, tennis, shopping, reading, listening to music.

Interests: Touch football and health.

Goals: Pass year 12, get fitter and healthier, get into a good university.

Courtney Hodgson, 16

Maddison Reid,17

Partnered by Rangi Mcloud.

Partnered by William Pickett.

Achievements: Captained the 2010 girls Arnhem Cluster soccer team, made the 2010 NT soccer squad, outstanding effort award 2011, Cert. I Business , Cert. I Retail.

Achievements: Currently year 12, played touch for the state a number of times.

Interests: music, sport, radio station, cooking, shopping and art. Goals: To volunteer overseas and get a university education.

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Goals: Going to university in 2013.

Interests: Sports - touch football, surf club, swimming and running. Goals: Going to university in 2013.



Babies and their mothers helped midwives celebrate the International Day of the Midwife at Gove District Hospital last Friday.

ABOVE: Shavaun King, 4 1/2 months thanks the midwives. BELOW: Sienna Conder is all smiles at 4 1/2 weeks.

ABOVE: Doug Gilchrist, GDH general manager, with the midwives of ‘The Baby Hilton’. BELOW: Landon, 1, Atlanta, 4,and Elina, 2 1/2, were all born at Gove Maternity Ward and joined in the celebrations.

ABOVE: Georgie Foley with Lucas, Benjamin and Thomas. BELOW: Edward McIllree, 3, with his sausage sandwich.

LEFT: Ivor and Linda Alexander and Mary McKay helping midwives celebrate. LEFT LOWER: Tracy Kelly with six-week-old Elijah Hayes who she helped deliver.

Doctors Peter Chilcott (above) and Dan Dwyer (below) join the celebrations. ABOVE: 14-week-old Willow Collins attended the day of celebration. BELOW: Simone Rasmussen is just five-weeks-old and came back with mum Rose to celebrate.

ABOVE: Suzanne Hunter holding Nicholas, 5 months and James Hunter, 4 (left) and Sam Gronn 3, BELOW: Lukah, 7 mths, and her mum, Belinda Verrall, on Midwives Day.

ABOVE:Midwives Sally Putland, Jolie Povis and Aileen Britton with Levi,2.

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3:45 UEFA Europa League Final 6:35 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The House and Studio of Luis Barragán, Mexico 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Tetsuya’s Pursuit of Excellence 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: Medieval 9:30 The Family UK: Little Pinchings - Family tensions are building. For Sarbjit and Arvinder having all their children under one roof is all-important, but as every parent knows, it sometimes comes at a price. With a wedding on the horizon and a baby on the way, the family is feeling the pressure. As the storm brews, will news about the baby clear the air and heal the rift in the family? 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Story of Playboy - A quirky history of Playboy Magazine and its founder, Hugh Hefner, and their impact over the past 50 years. 12:10 Dave In The Life: Controversial Artist 12:40 Movie: El Triunfo (MA v,d,s, 2006) In Spanish. Set in Barcelona in the 1980s, Nen is a teenager who dreams of becoming a famous rumba musician like his father. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight


5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Telling Tales 10:05 Noah And Saskia 10:30 What I Wrote 10:35 Writers On Writing 11:00 A Sense Of Place 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:00 Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Yorkshire 6:50 Minuscule: ZZZ ZZZ ZZZ 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 QI: Inland Revenue (PG) - Another instalment of ‘I’ related information including income tax, inflation and imperial Rome. Joining QI master Stephen Fry are Alan Davies, Al Murray, Sandi Toksvig and Dara O’Briain. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: (M,v) Murder In the Dark Murder strikes close to home when a young girl is found drowned in Aunt Prudence’s water fountain on the eve of a lavish fancy dress party. CAST: Miriam Margolyes 9:30 Taggart: Homesick - A Polish migrant-worker and a hotel receptionist are found dead with similar gunshot wounds. When it’s discovered that the receptionist is also Polish, the team must consider whether it’s racially motivated. 10:15 Lateline: 11:00 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 12:00 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 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 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block - The Block Unlocked 7:00 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles 9:00 Friday Night Football: Canterbury Bulldogs v Gold Coast Titans 11:00 Movie: The Glimmer Man (AV v,l 1996)- Steven Seagal stars as a softly spoken, mystical, new age New York cop with a past. He is transferred to LA to help cop Jim Campbell solve a series of brutal murders. Starring Keenan Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Michelle Johnson, Brian Cox. 12:50 Movie: Seconds To Spare (M v,l 2002) - A former DEA agent, Paul Blake, was framed for a crime he didn’t commit and went to jail. Now out on parole, his mission is to hunt down Emmett Larkin, the CIA agent who set him up and took away his life, with the trail for revenge leading him to Australia. Starring Antonio Sabata Jnr, Kimberley Davies, Kate Beahan, Jerome Ehlers, Nick Tate, Alyssa-Jane Cook. 2:35 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 3:00 Danoz Direct 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 The Midday Movie: Casanova (M s 2005) He was the world’s most notorious seducer. A man that no woman could resist... until now! Casanova meets his match for the first time. Starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller. 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 4:30 The Price Is Right 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 7: Melbourne v Hawthorn 10:30 Most Shocking: Wickedly Wet Wipeouts” This week, catch the Top 20 most shocking wet wipeouts you have ever seen! 11:30 Special: Hollywood’s Baddest: Boyfriends - Tonight, we expose Hollywood’s baddest boyfriends who lie, cheat and steal, yet somehow manage to win the hearts of these famous starlets. 12:30 Special: Raging Thunder - Travel with Ben Cropp along the North Johnson River in remote North QLD. For five days, they battle the raging rapids and experience the contrast of the beauty and tranquility of of pristine rainforests. 1:30 Auction Squad 2:30 Infomercials -Shopping programme. 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Rituals: Around the World in 80 Faiths: The Far East 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indonesia 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Town with Nicholas Crane: Ludlow - In this four-part series, geographer Nicholas Crane celebrates the forgotten world of the town. 8:30 The Secret History of Eurovision 9:30 As It Happened: Freedom - This three-part series tells, for the first time, the story of the thousands of British, American and Commonwealth POWs who were forced to march from Poland to Germany in the winter of 1945, to evade the advancing Soviet army. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: The Blonde with Bare Breasts (MA s,a 2010) In French. Brothers Julien and Louis are small-time crooks who make a living transporting gravel across Paris on their father’s barge. When a dealer in stolen goods proposes they steal ‘The Blonde with Bare Breasts’, a Manet painting on display at the Musée d’Orsay. 12:55 Kurt Wallander 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer (PG) 11:00 Spicks And Specks 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Miss South Sudan Australia 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 QI: Inland Revenue 1:30 Eggheads 2:00 Football: SANFL: Round 8 - Port Adelaide Vs North Adelaide 4:55 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Derbyshire 5:40 Wild At Heart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: (PG) Gentleman Vanishes 8:30 Whitechapel: (M,v) - A dangerous patient, Calvin Mantus, has escaped from a psychiatric unit. Shortly after, a babysitter is murdered. Has Mantus returned to Whitechapel? CAST: Rupert Penry-Jones 9:20 Five Days: (M a,v) - DAY 37: Now thirty-seven days into the case, breakthroughs bring Mal and Laurie closer while Khali is unravelling and the mysterious woman on the bridge reappears. CAST: Kamal Hussain 10:20 United States Of Tara: Revolution (M l,s) HD. When ‘T’ takes off in her car, Max and Charmaine go after her, creating the perfect opportunity for Marshall to throw a party as an excuse to be near his crush, Jason. CAST: Toni Collette, John Corbett 10:45 United States Of Tara: Transition (M l,s) 11:15 Rage Guest Programmer (MA l,d,h,n,s,v.)

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2:55 Philip Roth: A Lesson in Anatomy 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven: Uppers and Downers 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: The Champion 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections: Formula One 8:30 RocKwiz: Paris Wells & Barrence Whitfield. 9:15 Movie: You and Me (M s,l 2005) In French.- A bittersweet, French flavoured tale about the lives of two sisters each searching for true love. Ariane, a hopeless romantic who writes for a magazine, and her cellist sister Lena, are both involved in love triangles. 10:55 Movie: The 11 Commandments (M a,n,s 2004) In French. Directed by Francois Desagnat and Thomas Sorriaux, and stars Michaël Youn, Vincent Desagnat and Benjamin Morgaine. 12:35 Jump! The World’s Greatest Streakers - A look at the world of serial streakers. We hear what motivates them to streak in front of millions of viewers at live sporting events. We also meet the lawyers who represent them, the security teams that try to stop them, the famous celebrities who have streaked for publicity, and the public relations specialists who deal with the fallout when stunts become disasters. 1:35 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Gorton 2 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: Big Boss 2:00 New Tricks: Gentleman Vanishes 3:00 Paul Smith: Gentleman Designer 3:55 Typeface 5:00 Voyage To The Planets: Jupiter 5:50 Minuscule: Homeless 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: Hospital Chaplains: Good Grief 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Diamond Queen - In the first of this three-part series which looks at the life and achievements of The Queen, Andrew Marr begins his story of the young girl who never expected to reign as Queen, let alone to reign for 60 years. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Sword of Guillaume (M v) - During a visit to Brighton, a hated property developer is beheaded at a funfair and historical swords go missing. CAST: John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon. 10:00 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Murder In the Dark (M,v) 10:55 Movie: Terms Of Endearment (M l,s 1983) - An eccentric widow fends off suitors while interfering with her daughter’s marriage. CAST: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson. 1:05 Order In The House 2:05 Paul Smith: Gentleman Designer 3:00 Rage

5:30 Phineas and Ferb 6:00 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Footy Flashbacks 12:30 No Ordinary Family 1:30 Sunday Afternoon Movie: Problem Child (PG 1991) 3:30 Italian Symphony Of Food 4:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 7: Fremantle v Port Adelaide Rnd 7: Fremantle v Port Adelaide 7:00 Dancing With The Stars 9:00 TBA 12:00 Dual Suspects: Murder Italian Style - Follow the story surrounding the controversial Amanda Knox trial. During 2007, in an Italian medieval town named Perugia, British exchange student, Meredith Kercher, was found dead in her room, in what looked like a stage break- in attempted to mask the crime. Her half-naked body was found surrounded by blood and her throat slashed. Narrated by Jacqueline Bynon. 1:00 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 2:10 Sons And Daughters 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

3:45 German Pokal Cup Final: Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich 6:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature: German Pokal Cup Final 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 World Superbike Championships 2012 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 ADbc 4:00 Kick: Baby, Believe Me 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece: Olympia 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Easter Island Underworld - Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island, scientists undertake a groundbreaking expedition to map a vast cave system utilised by the people who carved these iconic statues. 8:30 Prophets Of Science Fiction: Issac Asimov - Isaac Asimov dreamed of a better future where robots can do mankind’s dirty work. 9:25 Movie Of The Week: After the Wedding (MAV 2006) In Danish This 2007 Oscar-nominated drama is about the choices people make and the choices made for them. 11:35 Movie: The 13 Roses (MAV 2007) In Spanish. Based on the true story of 13 young Spanish women who were arrested and executed by Franco’s forces on the eve of the Second World War. They became known as the 13 Roses. 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

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5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 The Midday Movie: Annapolis (M 2006) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medcal Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 7: St Kilda v Carlton 10:30 TBA 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement: Hawthorn - Lounge/Dining - Got messy kids? Don’t miss our fantastic ideas for a family living room as the RFI team come to the rescue. 3:30 NBC Today - International news and weather including interviews with newsmakers in the world of politics, business, media, entertainment and sport. 4:30 Sunrise Extra - Bringing you the best moments of your mornings with the Sunrise team. 5:00 Seven Early News - Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta present the latest news, sport and weather from around Australia and overseas.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: Heart of Fire (M a,v 2008) In Tigrinya and Italian 2:35 Gone Fishing 2:50 Jazzed 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 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Duct Tape Island Survival 8:30 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy: India - Virologist and explorer Dr Mike Leahy is on a high-stakes mission to meet the deadliest creatures on the planet. Whether they want to suck, bite, sting or feed on his body, he’ll do whatever it takes to better understand what they’re all about. In this episode, Dr Mike takes a risky dip in the Ganges, endures leech therapy and meets some cranky monkeys with a thirst for blood. He’ll also visit Varanasi - India’s spiritual and cultural heart. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Living Black 1:35 About Men: The Mating Game 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight


IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 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 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:30 Celebrity Apprentice: Charity Song- Our four finalists are charged with developing a song that could be used to raise money for charity. Divided into two teams, they work on a demo track. Once completed, Mark Bouris will choose the winning team, firing two contestants. 9:00 The NRL Footy Show - A mix of footy and fun as we take you inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 10:45 The AFL Footy Show - Join the Logie Award winning Footy Show for its 19th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and Matthew Lloyd as they go where no other show dares. 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America/ 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:25 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Perfect Child Mummies 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team: St Ebbas 6:50 Minuscule: Woopsy Daysies! 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Sittaford Mystery (M v, Final) - A Ouija board portends the death of a prominent politician. CAST: Geraldine McEwan, Timothy Dalton 10:05 Artscape: Artscape: A Law Unto Himself - Roger Law was a creator of the UK puppet show Spitting Image before he deported himself to Australia to explore his remaining artistic talent. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 6ft Hick: Notes From The Underground - Behind-the-scenes music documentary. 1:35 Time Team: St Ebbas 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 8 - Teams TBA

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 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 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Irish Pub Formulation 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Launch Acceleration 8:30 Two Broke Girls: And The Upstairs Neighbor (All New) 9:00 TBA 10:00 TBA 11:00 Chase (M v) The Comeback Kid - After living life with a false identity, fugitive Jack Druggan embarks on a vengeful killing spree in an attempt to return to his notorious mobster glory days, boasting of his crimes and challenging the U.S. Marshals to catch him. 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 The Midday Movie: Playing For Keeps Ties (M A,S ) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: The doctors deliver some bad news to Romeo which forces him to reassesses his future. Jett targets Colleen as Gina tries to protect him. And Bianca takes in Heath’s fatherhood joy. 7:00 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 11:00 Royal Pains: This One’s For Jack - Hank is having a hard time coming to terms with Jack’s death and shuts himself off. Jill can’t really be a comfort to Hank because she’s feeling guilty about her part in Jack’s death when she unknowingly enabled him to delay his treatment. 12:00 Sons And Daughters: 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: 20:30:40 (M s,a 2003 In Mandarin) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indian School: A Spiritual Journey 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Rupert Everett 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: Optical Illusions (M n,s 2009) In Spanish. A blind man who recovers his sight after an operation finds his life in chaos when he is rejected by the community to which he once belonged. An observation and commentary on the importance of aesthetic appearances in today’s society. Directed by Cristián Jiménez and stars Iván Álvarez de Araya, Gregory Cohen and Eduardo Paxeco. 1:00 Movie: Frozen Days (M d,l 2005) In Hebrew - An intense psychological drama that blurs fantasy and reality. Meow, a lonely young woman, survives a suicide bombing and assumes the identity of one of its victims. As she moves into his apartment her grip on reality starts to crack. Directed by Danny Lerner and stars Anat Klausner, Sandra Sade and Uli Sternberg. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight


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5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 For The Juniors 10:15 Cyberchase 10:40 Our Animals 10:45 Behind The News Special 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help 2:00 Liquid Stone: Unlocking Gaudi’s Secrets 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 My Family 6:00 Country House Rescue: Black Clauchrie, Ayrshire 6:50 Minuscule:Summer Hat 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Wild Life At The Zoo 8:30 Randling - A game show, hosted by Andrew Denton. 9:00 Laid 9:30 Agony Aunts (M l,s) - Our Aunts answer all the tough questions from dating to a relationship. 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Review With Myles Barlow (M l,s,v) 12:00 The Armstrong And Miller Show (M s) 12:30 Movie: Manhattan (M l, B&W 1979) - A film that explores the embattled life and loves of a successful New York comedy writer. CAST: Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep. DIR: Woody Allen 2:05 Britain’s Whitest Family (M l)- Examines a life lived in the wrong colour skin through three sufferers of albinism. 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 8 - Port Adelaide Vs North Adelaide

5:00 Today 8:00 Mornings 9:30 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 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:30 Celebrity Apprentice. 9:00 The Mentalist: The Red Mile - A man who believed he had been abducted by aliens at one time is found murdered and his body is stolen from the coroner’s van. Starring Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti. 10:00 The Mentalist 11:00 Weeds 11:30 Eclipse - James Kerley and Zoe Balbi present the latest music videos, artist interviews and exciting competitions. 12:00 20/20 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

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12 – Arafura Times

9 - 15 May 2012



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) 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.


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)


I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

– Abraham Lincoln

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)

A surprise meeting with a person whom you met many years ago may confuse you for a while. After a while you will remember who this person is and where you have seen them before. Romance. A meeting with a close friend will give you a chance to talk about your relationship with your partner in much more depth than usual. There are some issues which you need to address quite urgently.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

A difficult aspect to Pluto this week could bring some secrets out of the closet. Do your best to deal honestly with these issues rather than trying to cover them up even further. Romance. A comment made by your partner could make you angry. Try not to overreact, and do your best to see it in context.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A group discussion about a recent problem at work will help you come up with a solution which you would not have been able to reach by yourself. Don’t be too hard on someone whom you disagree with. Romance. An acquaintance that you hardly know may be much more interested in you than you realise. This person thinks about you a lot and would like to have a more romantic relationship with you.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A decision which you make this week will be difficult because the other person involved in this is in a much stronger position than you are. Don’t push your luck too far. Romance. Don’t let a personal remark upset you from someone close this week. Take this person’s comments in context and move on.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A difficult aspect to Mars early in the week could make you quite aggressive at times. Be careful not to take an insult too seriously. Romance. You must try to find a better balance between your own needs and those of your partner. A friend who understands you well will give you a word of advice.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

A difficult aspect to Uranus may bring some confusion into your life over the next few days. There won’t be much that you can count on to stay the same: do your best to move with the tide and take advantage of any opportunities which open up for you. Romance. A meeting with friends this weekend will put you in touch with a new admirer. This person will want to see much more of you.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Time spent helping a close friend will bring you both closer together. You understand this person well, but there is something about them which you are not aware of. When you find this out you will be better able to give the right advice. Romance. Time spent alone with your partner will help you to get to grips with a recent problem which has come between you. You need to find out what your partner really feels about the situation.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Your ability to spot a financial opportunity when you see it will help you to bring in a windfall. Spending the money won’t be quite as easy! Romance. It might be better to hide your interest in a new admirer. This person is already very interested in you, but will respond to a challenge.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may feel that you are being bossed about at the moment. Unfortunately, this is not the best time to make a fuss. Wait a few days. Romance. If your partner’s bad habits haven’t changed yet they are not likely to do so in the future! You may just have to accept them.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You may be a little hard on yourself at times over this week. Don’t accept the blame for a mistake which was somebody else’s fault. Romance. This is not the best time for joint activities. You will enjoy being with your partner, but will need to make your own decisions.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Don’t be afraid to indulge yourself from time to time this week. You have been putting in more than your fair share of work and need to feel that you are getting some reward. Romance. A promise which your partner made recently will soon be fulfilled. This will help to reassure you over recent doubts.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A favourable aspect to Neptune later in the week will make this an excellent time for original thought. Your creative juices will be flowing and you will be full of bright ideas! Romance. Events may not go quite according to plan - but this is not your fault. Make sure that you stay calm.

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Grants for adult learners week now open Adult Learners’ Week celebrates and promotes all forms of adult learning from language and computer courses to workshops about managing investments and renovating a house. Four grants of up to $5000 each are available to support events held during the week 1 - 8 September 2012. Territory organisations in the adult education sector are invited to apply. Applications close 1 June 2012. For further information visit, phone 8935 7751 or email








Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 9am - 4pm Venue: MIWATJ HEALTH BOARD ROOM, NHULUNBUY The purpose of the meeting is to confirm the minutes of the previous Board Meeting and discuss agenda items. All members are encouraged to attend For further enquires please contact Andrea Campbell, Executive Secretary on 8939 1917. Phone: 8939 1900 Fax: 8987 1670 Postal: PO Box 519, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Address: 1424 Arnhem Road, Nhulunbuy


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NPS Undercover birth of Harley Carter Area Henderson, 11/4/2012. Saturday, May 12, 9am–noon On behalf of the Stay tuned… Gove Touch Football Committee and Players a huge congratulations to…

Zen and Tamara on the birth of Isla Kaye Bajraktari, 12/4/2012.

Abigail Sarah Farrer,

born 25/4/12 – Anzac Day baby – at 2:14am, 7lbs 7oz. A little sister for Maddison. All doing well and a big thank you to everyone in Ward 2.

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Aaron and Kezia on the birth of Halle Grace Tilley, 14/4/2012.


r Attention to detail If you can do all these things and enjoy your work we want to hear from you. Applications with a current resume should be forwarded to; The Manager, GIS PO Box 1371, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 or email to: Applications close: May 13, 2012

Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory If you want your career to go places then join the Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

ACUTE CARE SERVICES East Arnhem Shire Council TENDER NOTICE ANGURUGU LIBRARY MINOR CAPITAL UPGRADE PROJECT NO: EASC.RFT2012.2W Suitably qualified contractors are requested to submit a tender for the upgrading of the existing Library at Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, East Arnhem Land. A complete set of tender documents can be obtained from: Interested and eligible applicants are to submit their tender documents to Tender Evaluation Committee, East Arnhem Shire Council on or before 1400 hrs on May 21, 2012 via electronic lodging. All enquires relating to Project advice: Mr Shane Marshall Director of Technical Services 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@

HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR Physical 5 Remuneration Package Range $52 618 - $53 998 (comprising salary $45 679 - $46 877, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave) Potential total Remuneration Package in the vicinity of $75 000 which includes the above Package Range and in addition; salary sacrifice and remote locality provisions Hospital Support Services – Gove District Hospital Ongoing (Permanent) Responsible for the supervision and coordination of Human, Material, and Budget Resources of the Housekeeping Section of Gove District Hospital, ensuring that services provided to the hospital and oncampus accommodation are of the highest quality and reflect current industry standards. Hours of work are primarily Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.

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CATERING ASSISTANT Physical 2 Remuneration Package Range $46 941 - $47 909 (comprising salary $40 750 - $41 591, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave) Potential total Remuneration Package in the vicinity of $69 000 which includes the above Package Range and in addition; salary sacrifice and remote locality provisions Hospital Support Services – Gove District Hospital Ongoing (Permanent) Under the direction of the Catering Supervisor/Head Cook, participate as a member of the catering team in the efficient delivery of nutritious and appealing meals to patients of Gove District Hospital. Hours of work for this position are primarily Monday to Friday 7am to 3.30pm.

Quote vacancy number: 2601 There is no provision for accommodation to be provided for these positions. For further information please contact Kimberley Armitage on 08 8987 0306 or email

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APPLICATION INFORMATION Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit Further information about these positions can be obtained by phoning

TOLLFREE 1300 659 247 Information on the Territory and its great lifestyle is available at Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. Department of Health is a Smoke Free Workplace Arafura Times

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Dhimurru rangers with their completed work. STUDENTS getting their hands dirty is all par for the course for those studying conservation and land management. Eight rangers at Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation are studying for a Certificate II through the Batchelor Institute. Six of the students were at East Woody on Friday planting trees, shrubs and vines a as part of re-vegetation works in an attempt to prevent further erosion

of the foreshore. As well as the planting they also installed a watering system to help the plants during the upcoming dry season. Conservation lecturer Cheryl O’Dwyer said the students had erected signs to advise people to of the work that was being done. “They have collected and grown local seeds which they have now planted as seedlings.

“The ground has also been seeded and will also benefit from the irrigation system that has been installed. “Vines have also been planted to help stabilise the banks which suffered through the storms late last year.” Helen Clark is also a lecturer teaching the students English. Ms Clark also assisted with the measuring and mapping of the site before planting.

BUILDING Closing 16 May 2012 T11-1476 - East Arnhem Region - Groote Eylandt - Umbakumba - Construct New Child Care Centre.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SUPPLY AND DELIVERY Closing 06 Jun 2012 D12-0192 - All Centres - Panel Contract - Supply and Delivery of Furniture and Household Goods for a Period of 36 Months.

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Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012 Time: 3pm Place: Hindle Oval Please come down and support your club! All positions will be declared vacant, if you are interested please see Jon Regan or email Hope to see you there! 16 – Arafura Times

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Wildfires, sediments as seen from space SEDIMENTS from the Victoria River, in the Northern Territory, flow into Joseph Bonaparte Gulf in the Timor Sea. Here the mouth of the river is covered by thick grey smoke from wildfires. Several fires can be observed, releasing plumes of smoke that fan out in a north-westerly direction, over the lower reaches of the gulf. This photo was taken on April, 29, 2012. Photo courtesy of


Spectacular start to netball season By GOVE NETBALL ASSOCIATION WEDNESDAY night, May 2, saw action a-plenty down at the Gove netball courts with the first round of the 2012 season kicking off in spectacular style. There were the usual first game jitters with bibs retrieved from the dim back corners of the cupboards and uniforms dusted off ready for another season. Old friends were re-united and past rivalries re-ignited which resulted in some fabulous game play and fantastic sportsmanship. There was also some action from the fresh, new members of Gove Netball Association who have welcomed in the new season with some great games early on. The stage has been well and truly set for a fabulous year of netball ahead. Gove Netball Association has welcomed two new Yolngu teams to the courts with Yirrkala and Miwatj generously sponsored by Anglicare and Miwatj. The ladies taking care of these teams have been dedicated in their encouragement of the young players and the association is hoping the girls enjoy their year in the competition. Along with these two junior-aged teams, another young talented group of girls, Hot Shots, have stepped up to the court. The objective of exposing the younger girls to a higher level of competition is to develop their skills and allow the girls an opportunity to play together competitively

each week. This will not only increase their capacity to play better netball, but ready them for the NT Link Championships which will be held in Darwin later in the year. In the A group competition spectators were treated to an extraordinary display of netball especially considering many players had not been on the court for several months. The first game saw YBE Warriors take on Illusions, 2011 premiers. YBE Warriors have suffered through the loss of several key players but have certainly stepped up to the plate in the A group. They gave Illusions a run for their money and with continued training will be the dark horses of the competition as the season progresses. The final score certainly did not reflect the level of skill displayed on the court. Natasha Stokes should be highly commended on the time spent coaching the ladies and her vocal encouragement courtside at the game. The second A group competition between Big Mammas and Arafura Devils was a nail biter with both teams at times displaying fast court action and great skills. The heavens opened in the first quarter, but everyone played on, an indication of how keen the players were to get back onto the court. Big Mamas led the game right up until the final quarter when Devils dug deep to pull them back and the last few pressure goals just

pulled them ahead at the full time whistle. The committee is still accepting nominations from individual players looking for a team to play with. If you are keen to get involved in netball, please email and the association will endeavor to assist you in finding a team at your level to play with. Several new umpires also debuted their talents at the first round of competition. This is a difficult and often under valued task. Gove Netball appreciates the efforts of their talented pool of umpires, as without umpires the competition wouldn’t exist. Any closet umpires interested in helping out, please contact Coreena Augustin, umpiring coordinator(gove.netball@hotmail. com). Junior netball (five to16-year-olds) has not been so lucky with the weather the past two weeks and has been unable to commence the season. The call to cancel the juniors is made early so as to inform families and schools in ample time. Juniors are held on Wednesday afternoons 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Any enquiries can be directed to Donna-Marie Grieve, junior coordinator or 0438 175 013. Scores for Round 1 on May 2: Go Girls v Crocs: 3 to 58, Anglicare v Yirrkalla: 11 to 16, Big Mammas v Arafura Devils: 35 to 38 YBE v Illusions: 18 to 35

Help for anglers App. ONE of Australia’s leading suppliers of travel, adventure and charter services for anglers, Fishabout, announced the launch of the Fishabout iPhone App. Australia’s most-comprehensive App was designed for Australian fisherman and won’t cost them a cent. Apart from saving anglers up to $20 per App, the Fishabout iPhone App, delivers unique functionality, including real time weather, tide, wind and barometer readings, which are pulled instantly from over 750 BOM stations Australia wide and searchable for all Australian regions. In addition there are five day forecasts for weather, tide, wind, barometer, temperature and rainfall readings. “The Fishabout iPhone App also provides data from over 550 Australian tide stations, giving both real time and forecast tide data,” saidStefan Hansson, business development manager, Fishabout Australia. Other features set to hook fishing enthusiasts include daily fishing reports for many regions across Australia plus the latest hotspots where the fish are biting hardest. Fishabout has also incorporated a very useful Green Zones push button alert function into the App, which helps fisherman steer clear of no-fishing zones, along with a species database, which includes the latest techniques and advice for hooking a wide variety of fish, along with legal sizes, bag limits and so on. The Fishabout iPhone App also provides competitive anglers with a leader board plus a directory of tackle shops, fishing guides, boat ramps and more for every region across Australia. “This is the most comprehensive fishing App ever designed with the Australian fisherman in mind, and we’ve spent almost 12 months bringing the concept to market,” said Mr Hansson. Another feature sure to appeal is the personal GPS catch log that stores each fisherman’s catch details privately using the GPS function.

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:

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 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 Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640

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 P: 0417 601 490

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

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Alicia Scobie P: 8987 1500

Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E:

Australian Breastfeeding Association Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E:

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

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: 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:

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha P: 0437 141 291 Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094 Gove Netball Assoc. Contact: Helen Clark - Pres P: 8987 3728 M: 0438 873 728

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Jason Bourke P: 0409 764 623

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: A/President Barry Scott P: 0418 808 357, 0499 054 850

Time 0451 1118 1717 2255

Ht 0.20 2.92 1.10 3.28

Thu 10

Fri 11

Time 0538 1207 1803 2341

Time 0626 1257 1850

Ht 0.22 2.82 1.14 3.22

Sat 12 Ht 0.31 2.71 1.19

Time 0029 0717 1348 1940

Sun 13 Ht 3.09 0.45 2.59 1.24

Time 0121 0811 1440 2036


Ht 2.92 0.59 2.50 1.28

Mon 14

Tue 15

Time 0218 0908 1533 2137

Time 0321 1005 1630 2241

Ht 2.72 0.74 2.45 1.28

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553 Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877

Sunday: Noon to 2.30pm at Common Room, Uniting Church. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.



W/E Apr 29 W/E Apr 29 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


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

Monday 23/04







Tuesday 24/04







Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Wednesday 25/04







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 26/04







Friday 27/04







Saturday 28/04












9102 27100




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

Sunday 29/04

Ht 2.53 0.86 2.43 1.24

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

4753 34589


T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training P: 8987 2562

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 9

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

Forward in Faith Ministries

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0409 173 562 Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Tony Foster P: 0414 423 196 E: nhulunbuy_motorcycleclub@

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Steve Dowzard P: 0417 833 060

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

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

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

Church services

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

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

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 30 30 21.6 NIL Tuesday 1 28 24.1 11.8 Wednesday 2 27.8 23.4 23.8 Thursday 3 30.3 23.6 32.0 Friday 4 31.0 23.7 2.0 Saturday 5 30.1 25.5 NIL Sunday 6 30.6 22.4 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 69.6 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, April 30 to Sunday, May 6

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1012.6 hPa on Tuesday Min: 1007.9 hPa on Monday Averages for the month of May Max temp: 29.9 Min temp: 22.6 Rainfall: 82.4 mm

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Grace Eather and Emma Cameron try out for the project.

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TWO athletes from Arnhem Land will be joining his year’s Indigenous Marathon Project under the guidance of Rob de Castella J us tin G aykaman gu, fr om Ramingining, and Grace Eather, from Maningrida, were among 130 athletes who applied for the 12 positions for Indigenous runners to be part of the IMP 2012 New York City Marathon squad. Six of the 12 runners selected are from remote communities. Under the guidance of the former Australian of the Year and world champion marathon runner Rob de Castella, the six male and six female athletes, ranging from Newcastle to the remote East Arnhem community of Ramingining almost 4000km apart, will be put through their paces at a number of intensive training camps leading them a step closer to completing the world’s most-famous foot race.

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“These 12 young Indigenous runners are following in the footsteps of the 15 Indigenous Marathon Project runners before them that have been mentored through the New York Marathon over the past two years,” de Castella said. “They are sending a powerful message to Indigenous Australia and reinforcing out slogan; if you can run a marathon, you can do anything.” The athletes will meet for the first time when the come together in Canberra this month for the first training camp which will not only include a number of training and fitness sessions, but will see the athletes start units of their Certificate III in Community Recreation (Indigenous Healthy Living). IMP will assist them in obtaining employment within the health and fitness industries. Camps will also be held throughout the year in the Gold Coast,

Justin Gaykamangu was one of the athletes who tried out at Raminiging. Sydney and Alice Springs, with dress high levels of disease in runners taking part in a range of Indigenous Australia. different fun runs. Last year Arian Pearson The final team of 10 to travel and Jamie Wunungmurra, both to New York will be announced from Yirrkala, had places in following a 30km test event in the project with Arian running September. in the New York Marathon The Indigenous Marathon late last year and Jamie in the Project is not a sports program Boston Marathon last month. For more information on the but uses running and the New York Marathon to change lives Indigenous Marathon Project and promote physical activity visit the website at www.imp. and healthy living and to ad- .

PREDICTING the weather can be fraught with challenges but there will be thunder in Gove on May 23 and 24 - NT Thunder AFL that is. Gove Operations Pacific Aluminium is bringing six NT Thunder players to town and they will be conducting clinics at the schools. On Wednesday they will be visiting the Nhulunbuy primary and high schools during the day and will also have a run with the Old Codgers team at Hindle Oval at 5pm.

On Thursday morning they will tour the town and in the afternoon they will be visiting the Clontarf Foundation in Yirrkala where they will also host football clinics and give motivational talks to children from a number of communities. At 2.45pm there will be a football game at Yirrkala oval and then at 4.30pm the players will visit the youngsters playing Auskick at the primary school oval.

Under 12s head out to play in Darwin Boys from Nhulunbuy High School, Nhulunbuy Primary School, Yirrkala CEC, Yirrkala Homelands and Gapuwiyak took part in the School Sport NT Under 12 AFL Championships in Darwin last week. They are seen here leaving Gove last Tuesday.

Tipping Competition

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ROUND 6 RESULTS (Home team listed first) Bulldogs 11.11.77


























15.9.99 GWS Giants 6.7.43 Tigers 12.13.91





Name ronnie KAFFIR Baz Daniel Gibson Fidelius Charm crackers Cathy Forbes Forbesy Hayden Forbes Andrew Stokes

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Total Score Total Margin 45 175 45 182 45 190 44 165 44 165 44 200 42 164 42 171 42 175 42 207

DRAW ROUND 7 (May 11 – 14, home team first)

AFL LADDER AFTER ROUND 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Eagles Carlton Swans Bombers Crows Cats Dockers Magpies Saints

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


Kangaroos Hawks Tigers Bulldogs Lions Power Suns Demons GWS Giants

computer generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Arafura Times or sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Arafura

Friday, May 11 Saturday, May 12

Sunday, May 13 Monday, May 14

Demons GWS Giants Crows Tigers Bombers Lions Kangaroos Dockers Saints

Hawks Suns Cats Swans Eagles Magpies Bulldogs Power Carlton

Times, the Arafura Times website and the competition operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Arafura Times and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners.

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Phone: 1300 0880 00 • Fax: 1300 787 248 • Email:

Sports reports deadline is 10.30am, Monday prior to publication

ABOVE: The star of the last race RIGHT: Early in the race. BELOW: Captain Rob and his crew onboard Magic.

Last race in John Bedwell Series

By NEAL (NOTCH) BAULCH THE last race of the John Bedwell Bluewater series was held on of April 22 and the afternoon was presented with a stronger breeze than the predicted five knots and beautiful blue skies. The number of boats that signed on was down slightly as there were some key sailors out of town. This was balanced up with an intrepid entrant by the name of Dale. His chosen craft for the day was a wind-surfer, the likes the Gove Boat Club had not seen used before, as a vessel to

traverse the chosen course. No one knew where the hell he was going to put his esky. He did a magnanimous job completing the six nautical mile long course, and without having a handicap, was given honorary first place for his efforts amid the cheering of the members and fellow competitors of the club who witnessed the scene. Four other familiar boats took part, Snappy Tom, Waitere, Magic and Sans Souci with another large contingency of crew people who got to enjoy the afternoon on the water. Magic led the way, al-

beit heading off past one of the marks and having to turn around and come back, but still managed to make it first across the line. Sans Souci came across second, followed by Snappy Tom and then Waitere. Placings on handicap were Snappy Tom, Waitere, Sans Souci and Magic. So with around a threemonth gap until the start of the next series we will attempt to fill the time with some individual events. If anyone has any ideas please get in contact with us. Thanks again to our race series sponsors John Bedwell Management Pty Ltd.

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Friday & Saturday, May 11& 12: Grant Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19

DJ Otto

Friday & Saturday, May 25 & 26 DJ Owe, DJ Wil K & DJ Otto battle it out, find out whos the best at Gove’s first DJ scratch off.

PHOTO COMP ‘Nhulunbuy through my eyes’

Bring your photos down to the Arnhem Club for your chance to win a brand new water proof and shock proof Fujifilm Camera plus a 4gb SD card. * One photo per person * Name and contact number on the back * Standard photo size * Runs for a month, starting Saturday, May 5 2012.



Jackpot $1500

Don’t miss out! This Thursday from 5.30pm

Heaps of prizes on the wheel!

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Tickets on sale from 11am. Drawn at 1.30pm.

In The Bar…

JAG the JOK ER Jackpot: $900 EVERY FRIDAY

Be here from 5pm to 6pm, to receive a ticket. Drawn after 6pm.

Arnhem Club “Bottle O” Bottleshop Specials Specials start Monday, May 7  Finish Sunday, May 13 Johnnie Walker Red Label 700ml



Bear Grass Creek Bourbon 700ml



Wolf Blass Red Label range Pure Blonde stubs & cans carton


Carlton Mid range carton


Yalumba Galway Shiraz 750ml





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