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Roll-over reminder timely

The tourists in this vehicle were lucky to escape this roll-over with their lives. PHOTO: CRAIG HODGES POLICE are warning people to take extra care on the roads after a couple of roll overs on local roads in the last few weeks. A German couple (aged 23 and 24) had a lucky escape when their Nissan Patrol rolled on the Arnhem Highway 11km from the

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Bulman turnoff two weeks ago. The WA registered vehicle (pictured above) was heading in to Nhulunbuy on November 9 when the driver lost control heading into a right hand bend. Nhulunbuy Police said the driver apparently over-corrected and the

vehicle rolled twice resting on its side. The male driver and female passenger were both taken to Gove and District Hospital and then flown to Darwin. The driver was breath tested and registered a negative result. He did not suffer any injury,

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however, the female had a non life-threatening neck injury. Police said he was not an experienced in four wheel drives and the car was not engaged in 4WD even though they had already travelled quite a way on the track. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said it was a timely reminder to all drivers that they should engage in 4WD whenever they are driving off the tarmac. “It is something many forget about until it is too late,” he said. “Drivers should engage 4WD whenever they travel on unsealed roads as this gives their vehicles more stability.” Drivers should also ensure the items within their vehicle are secure as these could become missiles during an accident causing further injury. On Sunday a 21-year-old local man was driving his Land Cruiser ute along the Central Arnhem Highway when he went too wide on a bend, over-corrected and rolled his vehicle. The driver received minor cuts as a result of the accident and the passenger was kept in hospital for observation. He had only had the vehicle a couple of weeks and the accident happened near the Garma site at around 5.30pm. In another recent incident four tourists were rescued on Sunday after spending two days stranded near Corroboree Billabong after bogging their vehicle on Friday night. A local fisherman called Police saying that he had seen the people on the bank. The fisherman supplied GPS coordinates and Police from the TRG located the tourists. A helicopter was used to lift the stranded tourists, all males in their twenties to safety and all are in a good condition. Watch Commander Greg Pusterla said that people must be prepared if they are travelling by road this time of year. “Road conditions can change very quickly and we urge travellers to take care and ensure they are carrying the appropriate emergency supplies and equipment,” he said. “The people are lucky that a fisherman was able to assist Police in this situation and they were located unharmed.”

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“It was something that we do not often get called upon to do, was a great experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Snr Const Allen

POWER OUTAGE Date: Saturday 26th November 2011. 1500-1700 Date: Sunday 27th November 2011. 0800-1700 Areas affected Sub 55 MAF hanger Old airport terminal Aero Medical Service Air BP Laynha Air 2 bores Customs hanger NCL Rio Tinto Alcan will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice. Allan Robinson High Voltage Supervisor – Town. Ph: 8987 5868.

Snr Const Nick Allen, Const Paul Allan and Snr Const Tristan Waddell after their return to Gove. THREE local police officers were seconded to Darwin for the visit by the US President. Barak Obama. Senior Constable Nick Allen, Constable Paul Allan and Senior Constable Tristan Waddell went to Darwin to be part of the major operation to safe guard the US President. They were part of the 450 NT Police and 200 interstate polices and 150 Australian Defence Force personnel who joined the US Secret Service and a huge contingent of civilian employees from across both Government and non government were involved. The NT Police Commissioner John McRoberts thanked the Territory community and all those involved who ensured the visit went according to plan following the most significant security operation the Northern Territory had ever experienced. “The Northern Territory Police had a short time to coordinate, plan and implement this security operation. “Admittedly, much of that time, we were a little sceptical the visit would actually occur as has been experienced on a number of occasions by our interstate colleagues. “Tight management of security arrangements and motorcade planning is also essential to ensure no elements are compromised which would also result in the cancellation of such a visit. “However, the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama indeed made history when he landed in Darwin. “NT Police had carriage of the security operation, led by Assistant Commissioner Grahame Kelly who did

an excellent job and continues to coordinate the ‘hot debriefs’ today. “To put that into perspective, (the police involvement) I’d estimate there was one security person per 1000 head of Darwin population. “This Operation has included unprecedented intelligence gathering, surveillance, planning, logistics, motorcade and venue security, investigators, about 100 Police vehicles, Mounted Police and the Dog Operations Unit - just to mention a few. “I appreciate there was some disappointment that the event in Darwin wasn’t open to the public. This was an announcement by the White House itself and one which did take us by surprise and took some time for the Police to adjust plans to further accommodate from a security perspective. “However, the Police on the ground have commended the community who were extremely supportive and patient while they undertook their duties yesterday,” Mr McRoberts said. Snr Const Allen said they were part of the team providing security along the route Mr Obama took, blocking intersections and watching the crowd as the motorcade passed. “It was something that we do not often get called upon to do, was a great experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he said. He said it was also a great opportunity to meet fellow police officers from interstate as all states except Tasmania were in attendance and they had an opportunity to mingle after the President left.


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DHIMURRU Aboriginal Corporation is one of six organisations across the Northern Territory that is to receive a Community Action Grant as part of the 2011-12 Caring for our Country initiative. Dhimurru will use their grant for coastal rehabilitation at Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem). The project at Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem) will see the rehabilitation of about 10 acres of the coastal dune system over a period of 18 months. Wanuwuy is a highly fragile area with enormous cultural significance and value to the local Indigenous people. It is a registered Aboriginal sacred site complex under Northern Territory law. Access to the area is managed by Dhimurru through the issuing of permits, however, there are encroaching visitor impacts. As a result of vehicle movements in the past, dunes are blown out and severe erosion has occurred. Fencing, physical barriers and rehabilitation work are required to rehabilitate the area. The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, last week announced Dhimurru, the Milingimbi and Outstations Progress Resource Association, Wangamaty Land

Date: Monday 28th November 2011 Areas affected Wallaby Beach housing Customs temporary holding facility Bunuwal accommodation Ski Beach Batch Plant Boat club Materials handling workshop Rio Tinto Alcan will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice. Allan Robinson High Voltage Supervisor – Town. Ph: 8987 5868.

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Management Group, Northern Territory Agricultural Association, Alice Springs Landcare and Central Land Council are among 365 national community groups to receive a grant in this funding round. The Milingimbi and Outstations Progress Resource Association Inc will conduct vertebrate pests surveys and management plan for the Crocodile Islands. This is a start-up project for the future management of cane toads and feral cats on all 27 of the Crocodile Islands. These pests have been reported on Milingimbi Island and may reach the outer islands including Murrungga. A survey of vertebrate pests is required to establish a management plan. Indigenous ranger training, as well as community involvement, will maximise the success of a long-term management plan. Mr Snowdon said each group will receive about $20,000 to assist in the delivery of local natural resource management activities. “This caring for our country enables local community groups in and the Top End and Central Australia to take action and make a difference through the conserva-

tion and protection of their local environment. “These Community Action Grants will assist Territory groups to deliver projects such as wetlands management, sustainable farming methods and cane toad and feral cat control programmes. “These groups participate in essential conservation activities including tree planting, weed and pest control, revegetation and educating the community on sustainable land management practices. “I congratulate these groups for making positive contributions to the protection and restoration of the Northern Territory’s unique environment,” he said. The groups are among 365 projects recently announced through the Caring for our Country Community Action Grants programme by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, and Parliamentary Secretary, Dr Mike Kelly. More information about Caring for our Country, including a complete list of successful Community Action Grant projects is available at www.


Guilty plea over exorcism death Arafura Times FOUR people have pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a woman died during an exorcism in Groote Eylandt in November last year. The four were accused of killing the woman during a fire

circle ceremony during which they attempted to cleanse her of the devil. An autopsy showed she died after being struck at least 26 times with an unknown weapon and had burns on her arms and

cuts on her face. One of the accused reportedly became angry when the victim couldn’t find her medicine bag and the accused jointly decided to beat the devil out of her.

Prosecutors told the NT Supreme Court the use of fire circle ceremonies was common and asked for a heavy sentence as a deterrent. They are all due for sentencing on December 22.


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Archie becomes drug traders’ arch enemy

Archie had a paw in a drug arrest in Gove.

TASKFORCE Seeadler, made up of both the Southern and Northern Substance Abuse Intelligence Desks, and the Dog Operations Unit, were in town for three days last week screening flights arriving at Gove Airport. The task force is doing a patrol around Arnhemland and went to Maningrida after they left Gove. Police arrested a 56-year-old man from Gapuwiyak for drug offences at the airport on Wednesday. Drug detector dog Archie provided a positive response to the passenger’s luggage, revealing three packages of cannabis weighing approximately 65 grams. The man has been charged with ; possessing cannabis - trafficable quantity and unlawfully supplying cannabis. He will appear in the Nhulunbuy Court of Summary Jurisdiction on December 8. Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Schiller said, “Once again ‘Archie’ has proven to be an invaluable tool in our crack down on the transportation of cannabis and other drugs into remote communities. “We may give him a scotch fillet tonight for his tireless efforts in the current humid conditions.” Officer in charge of Nhulunbuy Police Station, Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said: “I want to remind the drug dealers and traffickers in the Gove area that we will throw as many resources as we can in an attempt to protect the people in this community from the harmful substances you peddle.” “If there are people in the community who know who these drug dealers and traffickers are, we will be very happy to hear from you. You are able to remain anonymous if you choose to but we do need detailed information on these criminals in our community so they can be removed so our community can function without these harmful drugs.”

Public holidays declared for Christmas and NYE MINISTER for Public Employment Chris Burns has declared Sunday December 25 and Sunday, January 1 as public holidays. Dr Burns said he had decided to declare the public holidays after consideration of the views

of both employee and business groups and the positions taken by other jurisdictions. “I am declaring Christmas and New Years Day a public holiday so our workers receive their rightful pay for working on these special days,” Dr Burns said.

“Under the Public Holiday Act if Christmas falls on a Sunday then the public holiday is declared on the Monday. “Many workers would have provisions in their workplace and enterprise agreements that cover arrangements for work on

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. “However this will ensure no one misses out on fair pay and conditions for working on these special days and will provide certainty for those employees.”

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A MAN and his wife were rescued on Monday morning after their boat sank near Bremmer Island. At 12.30pm a rescue helicopter located get the local couple in the water east of Higginsons Islet and local Customs officeres picked them up. It took police between two to three hours to find the couple and Nhulunbuy Police officer in charge Senior Sergeant, Brendan Muldoon said they were located via their EPIRB. “They were lucky they had their EPIRB or we would probably still be looking for them,” he said. At the time of going to print there were no further details available.

Police are investigating an incident at the Arnhem Club last week. At 10.30pm on November 9 a female was leaving the club when she was chased to the exit. An altercation between two women resulted in one woman being hit in the face with a glass. She required several stitches on the left side of her face. The two women involved were 26 and 23. Police are investigating the incident.

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IN FAIRNESS and support of our people and community members, we would like to respond to the article in last week’s edition of the Arafura Times ‘Town kept in the dark ? ‘ and respond to sentiment expressed in that article. To contextualise the events of last week we have provided the following information. Our business was confronted with a series of simultaneous operational projects which required power isolations to ensure the safety of people. There were two planned isolations which were limited to the refinery. Despite our best endeavours to minimise power restrictions to the township of Nhulunbuy and communities, we had to take immediate action to isolate the power to the Industrial Estate (this line also feeds Nhulunbuy South residential area and the Yirrkala Community), in an attempt to reverse a deteriorating situation. This isolation occurred at approximately 8am (CST). The commercial shopping precinct was not to be affected by this isolation. The power distribution was closely monitored. We attempted a number of rationalisation options before having to ultimately resort to isolating the power to the commercial shopping precinct at approximately 2pm (CST). At this time we were running our business on essential power only. Our telephone systems and computers servers are fed by the power supplied by the refinery and as such, our communities and external relations team located at the industrial estate, subsequently had no access to their electronic systems including their community contact databases and telecommunications other than their mobile telephones. Nonetheless, the communications plan was deployed and included the immediate utilisation of the following tools: Facebook and Gove FM updates;

Telephone calls to stakeholders in the business directory and mobile contact lists (this included all the schools in Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala, RTA Gove town contractors, all the childcare centres, other Industrial Estate tenants, Nhulunbuy Corporation, Gove FM and Woolworths.); SMS updates to the commercial shopping precinct tenants (via our property manager LJ Hooker); face-to-face courtesy visits to various town and community organisations. This occurred as quickly as possible. The recovery team met two hourly and subsequent updates were provided via Facebook and Gove FM after each meeting and / or as committed to in the previous updates. Given the circumstances and limited resources available for my communications personnel we believe their work was as thorough and as informative as could be reasonably expected. With regard to improvements that can be made from lessons learned, I have summarised our learnings and improvement initiatives below. Dedicated community line Our communities and external relations team have a dedicated 1800 number which is for community observations and feedback. We will now also utilise this dedicated line in events such as power outages and water restrictions. This 1800 number previously ran through our server which rendered the tool useless in power outages. As of close of business of Friday last week, my team have been able to guarantee that the 1800 number now diverts through to a dedicated mobile number which is manned by one of our personnel. This smartphone will be utilised for the provision of Facebook updates and SMS updates. The dedicated number is 1800 996 508. SMS updating service We will shortly be providing the

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opportunity for community members to voluntarily register to receive SMS updates in such events. We expect this system to be in place within two weeks to three weeks. Hard copy listing and contact information Our CER personnel have a comprehensive list of stakeholders who are contacted on various matters from time-to-time including notifications of planned maintenance works and service restrictions for example. We have put in a place a weekly review of these databases and now have hard copy listings and checklists available in the event that these resources are not able to be accessed via normal electronic means. With regard to the sentiment expressed in the Arafura Times last week relating to some community assumptions being made that Rio Tinto is becoming complacent in its communications as a result of the Pacific Aluminium announcement, I must insist that this is indeed not the case. I can appreciate that under the circumstances and timing of the events of last week, this could result in some greater concern from community members. However, the initiatives we are to implement should alleviate those concerns. Rio Tinto is committed to strong engagement with communities and stakeholders that are affected by our operations and we trust that we will continue demonstrate this to be the case. We thank the community for their support last week and I can assure you that our workforce were committed to power restoration as soon was safely possible. Julio Costa General Manager, RTA Gove Operations


We want mo money for men’s health MOVEMBER is upon us and all around town there are growths on the upper lips of many males. They are taking part in the annual Movember campaign which is highlighting men’s health issues, mainly prostate cancer and depression. The lads who were at the Surf Club last week were anything but depressed putting a smile on the dial of many who were there to enjoy the Friday barbecue. Before the night started they had already raised $866 and by the need of the night they added a further $274 to their total. The Gove MoBros have a 17 man team which consists of Rio

Tim Morton, Matt Kidner, Ash Beechey, Benn Prowse and Jerremy Kee collecting donations at the Surf Club.

employees and their mates. Benn (big Mo) Prowse is the team leader and he is challenging all team members to raise as much as they possibly can. The men said it was the only time their partners would let them grow a moustache. “We have drawn out inspiration from Tom Sellick and Merv Hughes. “On a serious note 3,000 me die each year from prostate cancer and Movember may be a bit of fun but it is also raising awareness among men to make sure they have regular checkups. “Our target was $1,000 but we

have now doubled that and will double it again - we will just get as much as we can during the month. “Men are more likely to get a check up for their cars than for themselves and they need to realise this is a serious issue. By last Wednesday they were just $4 short of their revised $2,000 target. To donate to the lads visit There are other teams out there also participating in Movember. Be sure you show them your support. All funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Australia Foundation and BeyondBlue.

24-hour blackout generates interest By TREACY HARRY DURING the recent blackouts, many of the East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce members were financially inconvenienced. This is due to a variety of issues in relation to the blackouts such as complete loss of power in the industrial estate for a total of 24 hours, the child care centres were forced to call each carer and children were sent home, and most offices in the town centre closed down from 2pm. This resulted in a loss of huge productivity. Estimates place this loss at roughly 50 to 60 thousand dollars for the day for local businesses. But of course Rio Tinto Alcan most likely lost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the same period. A question was created from this issue - “ could we survive as businesses over an extended period of 10 days?”, this could easily come about during a cyclonic event. From this scenario, the committee of the Chamber of Commerce has started looking into a bulk purchase of generators to elevate power issues in the event of a prolonged power outage. Stage one of this was to contact businesses within the local area to try and gauge their generator needs. Once this is completed and a list is produced, current Chamber members that sell generators will be asked to quote on specifications supplied by the Chambers working group, as well as other specialist suppliers. The project is aiming for quality and safe generator sets. So far the enquiries have come for 2.5kba to a 32kba unit. It is important to note that you must know what usage you would expect from a blackout. A lot of people purchase cheap generators with high expectations and no results. The best way is to contact a electrician to give you advise as to what your business needs and also personally at home. This is now in motion with the Chamber of Commerce working group. If you wish to be involved please contact Treacy Harry on, this is open to all residents and businesses within the local area. The Chamber is also looking at some of the issues raised during the blackout such as access to town generator sets to some key businesses. An example would be no fuel supplies are able to be purchased during a power failure.

Local identity meets Queen DJAMBAWA Marawili AM was invited to a reception at Parliament House to meet the Queen when she was in Australia. He and his wife Kathy were introduced to Her Majesty by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Special Minister of State Gary Gray. Gurrumul Yunupingu was there as well and played two songs, Bapa and Djilawurr. Djambawa met various ministers and senators and was treated with respect and warmth. Photography was not allowed .


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New flights to Townsville start February AIRNORTH announced last week the expansion of its Queensland network with the commencement of direct jet services between Darwin and Townsville from February 17. This new route opens up North Queensland for Territory residents with twice weekly, flights to Townsville every Monday and Friday. Ainorth CEO, Simone Saunders said they are offering more options for business travellers, Airnorth’s new service provides easy and convenient flight connections from Townsville to Mackay and other North Queensland business centres including Rockhampton and Gladstone. “We are providing timely and direct services for the first time for key market segments including Australian Defence Force, marine, construction, mining and resources, education personnel and of course tourism,” Ms Saunders

said. This new service offers a wide range of holiday options for Territorians to visit the idyllic paradise of Magnetic Island, see the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, walk through ancient rainforests or even join an outback cattle drive. “With population growth and business activity increasing in both the NT and across North Queensland it is the ideal time to expand travel options and provide increased flexibility for business travellers and boost both inbound and outbound tourism opportunities,” she said. “Airnorth is very pleased to welcome Qantas as a code share partner on these services and this will provide greater connectivity and booking flexibility for all our passengers,” Ms Saunders said. Airnorth passengers will also be able to earn

and redeem Qantas frequent flyer points on their Townsville flights. Internet fares are on sale now at www. and start from $241 per person one-way, Darwin to Townsville. Bookings can be made by contacting Airnorth’s reservations team on 1800 627 474, through your local travel agent or with Qantas who will code share on Airnorth’s new service. Headquartered in Darwin, Airnorth is now the major airline based in Northern Australia and carries in excess of 250,000 passengers annually. Airnorth is a full service carrier accommodating the needs of both business and leisure travellers, operating state-of-art regional jets thought its interstate network and providing passengers with complimentary catering and free baggage allowance.

The airline operates over 185 departures weekly, serving 16 destinations in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and Timor-Leste including: Darwin,Dili, Broome, Elcho Island, Gold Coast, Groote Eylandt, Gove, Karratha, Kununurra, Maningrida, Macarthur River, Millingimbi, Mt Isa, Perth, Port Headland and as from February , Townsville. Airnorth was recently awarded as the 2011 NT Exporter of the Year as well as receiving the Large Services Award at the Northern Territory’s Chief Minister’s Export and Industry Awards that recognise the important contribution that NT businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community. As the NT winner Airnorth will now be entered into the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Awards in Brisbane in December.

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WORKS from local artists were among the gifts given to the President of the United States, Barak Obama when he visited Darwin last week. The Northern Land Council chief executive officer, Kim Hill, selected Indigenous works by Dr. Gawirrin Gumana AO, Dhuwarrwarr Marika and Barayuwa#2 Mununggur. The Administrator of the Northern Territory the Honourable Sally Thomas AM, presented the President a framed duplicate of a commemorative plaque which will be installed on the floor of Darwin Harbour alongside the wreckage of the USS Peary. The gift was carefully chosen in liaison with the Northern Territory Government Heritage Branch and is a reminder of the strong bilateral partnership between our two nations which began many decades ago. “”This gift commemorates the tragic loss of more than 90 American lives onboard the USS Peary which was sunk while defending Darwin during the first air raid by Japanese forces, which attacked Darwin on February 19, 1942. This gift acknowledges the commitment and valiant actions of those onboard, who served alongside our own Defence personnel defending the Top End in a battle which claimed the lives of many soldiers, naval personnel, fighter pilots and civilians. During the Presidential visit the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced that the Government intends to recommend to the Governor-General that February 19 be proclaimed as ‘Bombing of Darwin Day’ to ensure the attacks across Australia’s north are appropriately remembered and commemorated every year. The day of remembrance on February 19 will ensure the hundreds of lives lost in those dark months of the Second World War are never forgotten, whether in Darwin, or any of the other communities hit across Australia’s north.


Hospital supports Yaka Ngarali Friday Members of the Yaka Ngarali team.

Helen Summers Optometrist

will be consulting in Nhulunbuy on

Monday & Tuesday, November 28 & 29, 2011 at the Nhulunbuy Training Centre • Comprehensive Eye examinations • Reading and learning difficulties • Assessments in visual perception • Pre and post laser assessment • Developmental & perception assessments All consultations are bulk billed to Medicare Phone 8981 1399 for appointment

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):/-;<:)6/-7.)++-;;7:1-; )6,;8):-8):<; MIWATJI Health encourages health professionals and members of the community to wear their Yaka Ngarali (no smoking) tshirts to reinforce the no smoking message across East Arnhem. Every Friday Miwatj staff are encouraged when they see others also wearing the t-shirts. Some of the staff at Gove

District Hospital support the Miwatj Health Yaka Ngarali Fridays campaign. Ric Browne tobacco control coordinator at Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation said it was important to continually reinforce the message - especially with young people. He said the percentage of

smokers in East Arnhem was 7585 per cent , well over the national average of 17 per cent. “By supporting the Yaka Ngarali Friday campaign we continue to reinforce the message that smoking is detrimental to health. Smoking is a massive problem that needs to be constantly addressed.”

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Stand up against violence against women THE White Ribbon Day is set down for November 25 and will be held at the Gove Country Golf Club. Community members from across the Gove region are invited to help raise awareness and important funds for White Ribbon which is a campaign to stop violence against women. All those who attend will be asked to participate in the My Oath campaign by swearing to stop violence against women. The event at the golf club will be incorporated as part of their usual Friday afternoon competition that starts at 2.30-3pm. Competitors will have the chance to buy a white ribbon or a wrist band to wear during the event. White Ribbon ambassador, Bill McMillan is proud to be supporting White Ribbon in raising awareness about violence against women in our community and encourages others to do the same. “One in three Australian women has experienced

physical or sexual violence in her lifetime,” said Mr McMillan. “This could be your mother, sister, daughter, or friend so by supporting the Gove golf club White Ribbon day you will be joining us on the path of prevention and change. “By actively participating in the day I am hoping to assist in the raising awareness that any violence against women is unacceptable and that al men need to take a stance to eradicate this appalling act that is a blight on all men” said Mr McMillan. This is one of many events being held across Australia on the UN day for the elimination of violence against women. For further information visit www.whiteribbon. You can also take part in the My Oath campaign by visiting the website and swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

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April Tue 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting.

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jam organised by Gove Peninsula Festival for Saturday night, and the Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club event on Sunday morning.

Electoral News

by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER

Wild About Gove is an opportunity for readers to showcase their favourite photos of Gove. There are many opportunities to take some great shots when you are out and about and the Arafura Times invites you to share some of your shots. This week’s shot was by Michael Jeffrey who was curious if the owner-builders extensions to needed a building permit for the extension to the existing building. What we are looking for is a photo which is at least 1mb in size and it can be in either landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical)configuration and at 300dpo resolution. You can email your photo to as a jpeg attachment. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.

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NHULUNBUY Primary School has signed up for the Planet Ark’s new national recycling week initiative, the Tetra Pak schools recycle right challenge.Two of the school’s classes have been committed to recycling, reducing and reusing for this semester. Classes 2L and 3O have incorporated elements of gardening and general sustainability into the lesson plans as well. The inaugural schools recycle right challenge is operating for six weeks ending on Friday. Planet Ark has encouraged schools across Australia to arrange one or more re-cycling themed lessons, activities or events for students during the challenge period. For more information visit

Tue 6. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. TBA: AFANT Ladies Fishing Clinic - 2pm Sunday afternoon. TBA: Airnorth Ladies Fishing Tournament - Ladies 2 day Tournament. TBA: Airnorth Ladies Fishing Tournament - Presentation Dinner.

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await final year results and the pathways they will lead you. BEST of luck also to Marlene Organ, coordinator of the school’s RTO, who travels to Brisbane this week as the NT finalist for VET coordinator of the Year in the National Training Awards on Friday night. Marlene, who has reached the national finals on two previous occasions, surely has to win it this year. I’LL be looking forward to getting back into Nhulunbuy on Friday morning after a week of parliament. A BUSY weekend ahead with Arafura Dance’s end of year concert with three special performances, the open mic Chrissy

Primary school enters Planet Ark challenge

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

The Arafura Times is published every Wednesday, with a circulation of 1300 copies sold across Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala. Editor’s phone: 08 8987 1798 Editor’s mobile: 0413 457 694 All Advertising / Accounts enquiries please call 1300 0880 00 or 07 4099 4633 or fax 1300 787 248

March 1 ahead of elections for delegates on March 24. This is an exciting opportunity for people from this region to be involved in the drafting of the Territory’s constitution with a referendum on statehood scheduled for 2013. In an Australian first, person’s age 16 years will be eligible to stand for election and to vote. C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S to Nhulunbuy High’s Year 12 students who celebrated the end of their school days with the annual school formal with teachers, family and friends last Saturday night. By all accounts a fabulous and very memorable event. Best of luck to the class of 2011 as you

Wild about Gove

Sat 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - Sponsors Fishing Competition - club sponsors taken out by members for a one day fun competition in conjunction with CGC presentation. Sat 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - XXXX GOLD Game Classic presentation at The Arnhem Club from 7pm. Tue 6. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Sat 10. Annual Toy Run. Sat 10. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - Christmas Party and Awards Party at clubhouse from 6pm. Sat 10. NCL Art and Craft Market hosted by Over 3’s. Sun 11. Christmas Carols presented by the combined Churches of Nhulunbuy. 6.30pm for 7pm start. Electric candles and soft drinks for sale. Free sausage sizzle. Sun 11. Waterslide Day from 2pm-5pm at the Golf Club East Woody. Sausage sizzle and Icy Cups for sale. . Tue 13. Nhulunbuy High School Presentation. Fri 16. Charles Darwin University Presentations at Town Hall from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.


Bid by Territory to become seventh state THE Northern Territory’s bid to become the seventh state in the Australian Federation and be on an equal constitutional footing with the rest of Australia, was the subject of two public forums held in Nhulunbuy last Monday, November 14. Specifically, the forums provided information about the Constitutional Convention scheduled in Darwin for April 2012 and encouraged locals to consider nominating as a candidate for the convention. Three delegates will be drawn from each of the Territory’s 25 electorates by way of the democratic process of election. Nominations open on January 27 and will close on

Wed 23 to April 20, 2012. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club – 2011-2012 XXXX Gold Billfish Tournament. Sat 24 - Tue 27. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - XXXX GOLD Game Classic - four day game fishing tournament. Fri 25 - Sun 27: Arafura Dance Association Concert Dates. Fri 25. White Ribbon Day - stop violence against women - at the Gove Country Golf Club - start 2.30-3pm. Sat 26. Geograph Earthmoving 18 hole closing Day Ambrose at the Gove Country Golf Club. All Month: Movember - All month at the Arnhem Club - See the weekly progress of those joining in. NovemBRA- drop in any unwanted bras to Lynne Walker’s Office.

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Shelly Tonkin recently submitted a list of thoughts about how you know if you have been in town too long. Shelley obviously has a sense of humour and each week we will be running a couple of her thoughts. If you have some others please feel free to send them in. 1. You turn on the cold water and are surprised when cold water comes out. 2. A car flashes their high-beams and you think buffalo before speed camera. 3. When in the big smoke you subconsciously say ‘Yaka’ when expressing disagreement. 4. You can spell and pronounce Nhulunbuy correctly.

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Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation active throughout the year Dhimurru does and about staying safe in the Dhimurru IPA. Crocodile (baru) and buffalo (gatabanga) are two examples. Dhimurru also takes part in career expoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, takes on work experience students, conducts radio interviews, and releases media articles (such as this one) to raise awareness about their work and issues regarding the IPA. In the past 18 months Dhimurru, in partnership with CSIRO and RTA - Gove, has won several awards for our Yellow Crazy Ant Management Programme including the 2010 Banksia Environmental Foundation Indigenous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Caring for Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Award, 2010 Banksia Environmental Foundation Origin Gold Banksia Award, and the 2011 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Department of Sustainability and Environment Biodiversity Award. Our major projects are all achieved with a combination of funding from various sources, primarily government as well as and importantly revenue Dhimurru has received through the issue of access permits. Without this revenue Dhimurru would be unable to maintain the recreation areas at the level we do now, and the installation of much of the infrastructure would not be possible.

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Permit Fees Increase The Baringura toilet recently constructed. QUESTIONS such as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;what exactly does Dhimurru do? what do my permit fees pay for?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; are often posed to the staff of Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, especially permit staff and those on patrol in the ďŹ eld. Responding to these questions Dhimurru is hopefully clarifying its role in natural and cultural resource management in our Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). Dhimurru has seen many great projects reach fruition over the past 12 months, including the highly publicised completion of stage one of the new Dhimurru headquarters complex. But what about the rest? This is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been happening on country in the Dhimurru IPA. The 2010/2011 wet season was the second wettest on record and caused widespread damage to roads and tracks in the IPA resulting in the closure of a number of tracks to recreation areas. Such severe damage to roads and tracks impacted on the ability of Dhimurru rangers to carry out their work in the IPA and also impacted on vegetation as visitors drove around boggy areas, crushing the surrounding vegetation. InsufďŹ cient resources impacted on Dhimurruâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to repair and service roads after the wet season and restore access. Following this severe damage, the Department of Sustainiability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) provided some funds to enable Dhimurru to repair a number of roads in the IPA. Work was carried out on about 40km of tracks including the Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem) Datjala jump up. Limited resources to repair and maintain roads and tracks within the IPA remain an issue for Dhimurru and of course those wanting to visit recreation areas. In July a Clivus Multrum composting toilet was installed at Baringura (Little Bondi), one of the highest impacted recreation areas in the IPA. Visitors to the area peak in numbers when the Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club (GPSLSC) patrols and holds their development camp at the beach. This project not only

hopes to increase visitor enjoyment of the area but also signiďŹ cantly reduce aesthetic and hygienic issues and most importantly the impact of visitors on the fragile and unique coastal dune ecosystem. Dhimurru is committed to the continuing installation of composting toilets in the IPA and has been able to source funding to install another toilet within the next 12 months. Dhimurru has also begun installing barbecues and picnic tables at recreation areas in the IPA. So far this type of infrastructure has been installed at Banambarrnga (Rainbow Cliffs), Binydjarrnga (Daliwuy), Gapuru (Memorial Park), Manangaymi (Scout Camp) and work is currently underway at the Latram River recreational areas. Dhimurru has more barbecues which it intends to install at the other recreation areas after the upcoming wet season. Recently Dhimurru rangers erected two large shade cloth nurseries behind the new ofďŹ ce on Arnhem Road. With these new facilities the rangers will be able use their skills and knowledge of local ďŹ&#x201A;ora to collect and propagate a wide range of native plants. This work carries on right throughout the year, especially during the wet season when access to the more remote parts of the IPA is limited. The resulting seedlings are used for revegetating, particularly around designated recreation areas. In the past 12 months Dhimurru rangers have revegetated several areas including Wirrwawuy, Middle Beach and Banambarrnga (Rainbow Cliffs). Rehabilitation work has also begun at Wathawuy (Latram) and Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem). Dhimurru has also been working hard raising community awareness about the work we do and the importance of conserving the environment and cultural values of the IPA. Each year Dhimurru rangers along with the Parks and Wildlife ranger give presentations at the schools in Nhulunbuy and the Yirrkala CEC and Childcare Centre, talking to young people about what

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Dhimurru wishes to advise an increase in access permit fees to be implemented from December 1 this year. The increases are a response to inďŹ&#x201A;ation, and reďŹ&#x201A;ect a commitment to service delivery on a user pays basis. Traditional owners continue to devote permit income to Dhimurruâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations The new fee structure effective from December 1 is outlined in the tables below: Permit

Full Fee

Concession Fee

Annual Family



Annual Individual



Visitor (2 months)



Short Stay (7 days)



Recreation Area Fee


Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem)


Per vehicle/DAY Max 10 vehicles per day

Access Limits

Ganami (Wonga Creek)


Per vehicle/DAY Max 1 group per day (5 vehicles)

Gapuru (Memorial Park)


Per vehicle/DAY Max 1 group per day (5 vehicles)

Manangaymi (Scout Camp)


Per vehicle/DAY Max 3 groups per day (5 vehicles per group)

Annual General Permits are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Dhimurru asks permit applicants to provide an email or mail address so that reminders can be sent to Annual Permit holders ahead of expiry. Customers are required to pay for their Special Permits when making bookings. Access permits are available from the Dhimurru ofďŹ ce opposite the IGA Captain Cook Shopping Centre. Further information can be obtained by phoning the Dhimurru ofďŹ ce on 8939 2700, visiting the Dhimurru web site ( or by email through

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Opportunity for fashion designer THE Australian Government is giving budding Nhulunbuy fashion designers and fashionistas the opportunity to have their unique Australian fabric design modelled at the 2012 Yeosu Expo in Korea. The 2012 Yeosu Expo is an international expo, which will have a focus on balancing the preservation of ocean and coastal areas with economic development. Held from May 12 to August 12 next year, the expo is expected to attract nine million visitors from all over the world. To c e l e b r a t e A u s t r a l i a ’s participation the Australian Government’s Yeosu Secretariat is running a competition which calls on emerging and established fashion designers to design their own unique Australian fabric.

The winning fabric will be used to manufacture the Australian pavilion attendants’ official uniforms. The attendants will have a key role at the expo, greeting visitors and being the public face of the Australian pavilion and Australia. Peter Loxton, Australian pavilion, Yeosu Expo 2012 operations manager, said: “This is a great opportunity for both emerging and established Nhulunbuy designers to display their creative ability on a world stage. The winner’s work will be seen by millions of people during the three month event.” “Yeosu Expo 2012 will showcase the best of Australia, bringing countries together under the theme of climate change and protecting

the ocean. The Australian pavilion’s 2012 theme is “Australia: In Harmony with the Ocean” and we are giving all Nhulunbuy residents the opportunity to create an eye-catching and unique fabric that is reflective of the Australian pavilion and Australian culture.” As well as having their unique fabric displayed on an international scale, the winner will receive return flights to Yeosu, three night’s accommodation and $2,012 spending money. The competition is currently open and will run until November 30. For more information visit h t t p : / / w w w. e x p o 2 0 1 2 . c o m . au/ or to enter the competition visit design_competition_10.html.

Scholarship for volunteer to study in US A new scholarship for the not-for-profit sector was launched last week.Minister for Social Inclusion Tanya Plibersek acknowledged the launch a new Fulbright Scholarship for Australian professionals working in the not-for-profit sector which employs 900,000 people and contributes $41 billion to the national economy each year. “This new scholarship recognises the important role the not-for-profit sector plays in promoting a socially inclusive society and developing our economy,” she said. “The scholarship is the first of its kind in Australia and will strengthen the sector by boosting the skills and capacity of emerging leaders within our hard-working charities and volunteer organisations.” Under the Fulbright Professional Scholarship in non-profit leadership, one Australian each year will travel to the US for three to four months between 2013 to 2017. The O rigin Foundation has provided the $40,000 per year over five years in funding for the scholarship, which will be delivered through the Australian Scholarships Foundation. “The scholarship will allow the successful applicants to undertake a course of research and professional development which would not otherwise be available to them.” Ms Plibersek said the Gillard Government

has a comprehensive plan to help support the not-for-profit sector by improving the way we work together, streamlining and simplifying regulation and promoting the sector’s long term sustainability. “The National Compact: working together sets out a shared vision on how the Australian Government and the not-for-profit sector will work together to make life better for all Australians. “Work is also well underway to establish the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission as the national ‘one-stop-shop’ regulator by July 1, 2012. The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is a non-profit organisation in Australia, established in 1949 to further mutual understanding between the US and Australia through education and exchange. The Prime Minister and the US Ambassador serve as honourary co-chairs. The Commission has supported more then 2,700 Australians and 2,000 Americans to study in the respective countries since it was established. It is part of the world-wide Fulbright Program, administered by the US State Department. More information about Fulbright scholarships can be found at More information about the not-for-profit reform agenda can be found at www.notforprofit.

Miwatj staff graduation marks important milestone

Certificate IV graduates Randy Yibarbuk, Fiona Djerrkura and Lalambarri Yunupingu. By MARJO HALLOWELL MIWATJ Health hosted the graduation presentations for their staff members last week. Five graduated with Certificate III and three with Certificate IV in the field of community service work. All graduates were supported by their families who escorted them in to their presentation. Wayilu Wunungmurra was the master of ceremonies and there were addresses from Dr Emanuele Tausinga - Indigenous Academic Support Lecturer at Charles Darwin University and Justin Busse from CDU. Dr Tausinga said the graduation was years of hard work and had initiated a healthy partnership with the Yolgnu people. “This is a significant milestone and graduates can uphold and deliver a good lifestyle to their people. You are now qualified to do the job and give your people confidence,” Dr Tausinga said. “You are all a shining role model for your people. May you service and nurture your people in good health.” Rosalie Howard from Miwatj said the courses had started because employees said they wanted training and wanted to be able to do it locally. Graduates at Galiwinku held a presentation on Elcho last month and they travelled to Nhulunbuy to complete their studies. “The completion rate for these students was 60 per cent for Certificate IV com-

pared to the national average of 13.6per cent and 70 per cent for the Certificate III against the national rate of 32.5 per cent,” she said. “The training was built on collaboration. The training agenda was developed at Miwatj and students took responsibility about their learning.” Fiona Djerrkura spoke on behalf of the Certificate IV graduates and said the training had been a time of learning. She highlighted the cultural difficulties faced when dealing with clients that were also family. “We are expected to report our family members if they are doing anything wrong,” she said. “We want to make our communities safer places to live and we must lead by example. “We take the time to acknowledge our leaders who have paved the way and taught us to fight for what we believe in.” The graduates were Certificate IV - Randy Yibarbuk, Fiona Djerrkura and Lalambarri Yunupingu: Certificate III - Djimiyan Maymurra, Faye Bamuniya Marika, Susan Milmil Schebeck, Frances Yunupingu and Stephanie Djilirrma Wunungmurra. Galiwinku graduates who had their presentation at Elcho recently were Elizabeth Gurimangu Bukulatjpi, Dorothy Yungirrnga Bukulatjpi, Jean Rurrukunbuy Dhamarrandji, Helen Guyupul Wunungmurra, Dorothy Gemuluwuy Gondarra and Charlie Yebarrarra Dhamarrandji.

Certificate III Graduates Djimiyan Maymurra, Faye Bamuniya Marika, Susan Milmil Schebeck and Frances Yunupingu.

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Nominate your mum Drumming up interest in politics NOMINATIONS are open for the 2012 Barnardos Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mother of the Year awards. Barnardos recognises that being a mum is one of the toughest and most important jobs around and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no manual to help out So, if you want to show a mum just how fantastic she is and how much sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appreciated, nominate her today for the 2012 Barnardos Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mother of the Year Awards by visiting au Nominations opened on November 14 and close at midnight on January 26, 2012. They could be your own mum - birth, foster, step or adoptive - your wife, partner, sister, daughter, friend, or someone in your local community. The Awards showcase ordinary Australians who go above and beyond the call of duty and whose achievements are rarely recognised or rewarded. Now in its 17th year, the Barnardos Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mother of the Year Awards are the only national awards that recognise the critical and signiďŹ cant contribution by mums in helping shape Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future - our children. Rebecca Healy of the Northern Territory is the current Barnardos Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mother of the Year and she says that receiving the Award was â&#x20AC;&#x153;like receiving an award for breathing. So many people do it and do it well. I was humbled and honoured that I was selected out of so many worthy mums all around Australia. I encourage everyone who knows a great mum to nominate her. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful way to make her feel special and loved.â&#x20AC;? At just 25, Rebecca is the youngest recipient of this award. She has turned her life around to become an inspirational mother to not only her own two children but also to many in her remote community. She also cares for her 16-year-old sister and is an emergency foster parent. After leaving home at 12, Rebecca lived in refuges for seven years and was taken in by friends. At 19, she met a lady in the refuge who believed in her so she decided to clean up her act and swore that she would help others. She is a passionate advocate for the local youth and participates voluntarily on a range of community committees. Barnardosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; marketing director, Manisha Amin says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebeccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message is synonymous with Barnardosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; belief that if children are given positive encouragement and a safe and loving family environment, they will feel good about themselves and that attitude can inspire them to lead happy, productive lives. Unfortunately, this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the case for thousands of disadvantaged and neglected children, many of whom have been robbed of the foundation of life - their childhood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The aim of the Awards is to publicly acknowledge the vital role mothers play in giving children a good start in life and also to raise public awareness of the nurturing role Barnardos plays in many childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. We support thousands of children and families in crisis in Australia every year,â&#x20AC;? said Manisha. A judging panel will select eight state and territory ďŹ nalists. These ďŹ nalists will be announced from March to April 2012 at a morning tea ceremony in their respective capital city. One of these ďŹ nalists will then be announced as the Barnardos Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mother of the Year 2012 at a gala dinner in Sydney in May 2012 - just prior to Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. To see highlights from the 2011 Awards please visit

Charity Christmas CD THE Myer Spirit of Christmas CD, Myerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual charity CD, is now available for purchase in all Myer stores nationally, online at and iTunes. The CD offers a collection of popular carols performed by leading Australian artists including Guy Sebastian, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy and The Wiggles. The Myer Spirit of Christmas CD is now in its 18th year, having raised nearly $7 million for community programmes Australia wide. The 2011 Spirit of Christmas CD will again support the Salvation Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programmes with children and youth. The Myer Spirit of Christmas CD features 13 great Christmas tracks and is available in all Myer stores nationally and online at for only $19.95. Customers can also purchase the album via iTunes for $16.95.

PRESIDENT of the Country Liberal Party was in town last week to gauge the possibility of starting up a local branch. Sue Fraser-Adams (pictured) met with a number of locals while she was in town last Wednesday and also held a public meeting at the Walkabout Lodge. Ms Fraser-Adams said she was looking forward to making more regular visits to

Gove and to starting up a local branch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would like local representation and are also on the lookout for a possible candidate for the next Territory election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking for someone who can represent both cultures and would be an advocate for the entire community,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are aware of the unique problems the area faces and the person to represent us here should have a strong voice.â&#x20AC;? She explained how the Country Liberals is a unique Territory party which only represents Territorians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nationally we have strong ties with both Liberals and National Party members. Anyone interested being involved in the starting of a new branch on the Gove peninsula can contact Ms Fraser Adams on 0414 892 221 or email president@

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Laura Garland, Alice Bedwell and Jenny McConnell who all worked on the Banyan Street House.

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People waiting to get into the house to see the hard work of teh Garland clan.

Visiting the Haunted House - Back Row - Shanley McGill,11, Noon Kirkwood,11, Madison Epiha, 10, (front) Sh’keah Rickard, 10 and Bulan Daly 11.

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Jobs opportunities following $19m package ABORIGINAL people in remote communities across the Northern Territory will have greater employment and economic opportunities under a $19.1 million jobs package announced recently. This package is part of the work the Australian Government is doing to act on the priority issues for Aboriginal people living in remote communities in the Northern Territory. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sustainability, Tony Burke, and Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Mark Arbib, said the jobs package was the result of extensive consultations with Aboriginal people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have listened to what Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory have told us - they want jobs in their communities with proper wages and conditions and we want to work with them to make this happen,â&#x20AC;? Ms Macklin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having a job contributes to better health, encourages young people to get a decent education, and ultimately leads to stronger communities and local economies.â&#x20AC;? This package will deliver 50 new ranger positions in the Northern Territory for the Working on Country program which employs Indigenous people to protect and conserve Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precious environment. Mr Burke said that there are already around 280 rangers currently working in the Northern Territory, and the new Working on Country ranger positions will be in addition to these. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working on Country builds on Indigenous traditional knowledge to protect and manage land,â&#x20AC;? Mr Burke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rangers help to maintain, restore, protect and manage Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environment and provide sustainable jobs for Indigenous people. As well as providing new job opportunities for Aboriginal people the rangers act as role models and educators for young Indigenous people.â&#x20AC;? Senator Arbib said the Government would also improve opportunities for Aboriginal people to get access to existing jobs in their communities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through this package, we will strengthen our efforts to ensure local people fill the jobs available in their communities by providing more traineeships and job shadowing,â&#x20AC;? Senator Arbib said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;New â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;local jobs for local peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Indigenous traineeships will ensure up

to 100 Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory are supported to fill service delivery jobs in their communities as these become available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The traineeships provide targeted job-specific training for people and offer a period of job shadowing so that trainees become job ready through supported on-the-job experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aboriginal people told us that too often they see jobs left vacant or filled by people from outside their community, when they feel they can do the work and should be given a chance. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what this package is all about.â&#x20AC;? The package will also increase opportunities for young people who stay at school and finish year 12, with Australian Government support for the Northern Territory Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initiative providing a job guarantee to Indigenous students from Territory Growth Towns who complete year 12. We will work with communities and the Northern Territory Government to ensure that those students also have job opportunities within the Australian Public Service as well as with organisations delivering Australian Government funded services. This will provide a broader range of opportunities for people who finish year 12 and help young people to see the benefits of a good education. We will also provide additional opportunities to better connect people to employers, particularly where people have specific skills that can be utilised. Jobs brokers will help connect Aboriginal people with jobs in sectors that have labour shortages. The Government will extend Indigenous Business Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indigenous Communities in Business programme to two additional communities to help support the development of new businesses and economic activity in remote areas. This will help local people identify and develop business ideas. The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, said the Australian Government is committed to giving Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory the opportunity to share in our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong economy and enjoy the financial and social benefits of work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue to work in partnership with Aboriginal people in the Cooktown Northern Territory to build stronger futures together. We know jobs are key to this work,â&#x20AC;? Mr Snowdon said.

School attendance to be linked to income support payments EDUCATIONAL outcomes for children across the Northern Territory will be improved under an expanded initiative that links income support payments with school attendance. The Australian Government will enhance the improving school enrolment and attendance through welfare reform measure (SEAM), so that it aligns with the Northern Territory Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s every child every day strategy and promotes greater parental responsibility around a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school enrolment and attendance. This is part of a legislation package the Australian Government will introduce to Parliament last week to build stronger futures for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, and Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett said Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory have told the Government that education is a priority. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have listened to what Aboriginal people have told us about education - how they want children to attend school regularly and they believe parents have a responsibility to help make this happen,â&#x20AC;? Ms Macklin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that school attendance and enrolment rates in many communities are still unacceptable. Getting kids to school is the responsibility of all parents.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This initiative will allow us to work with families who want their children to get the best education possible, and to do everything possible to make that happen.â&#x20AC;? The Australian Government will now extend the strengthened initiative to apply in schools in communities of Yirrkala, Maningrida, Galiwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ku, Ngukurr, Numbulwar, Umbakumba, Angurugu, Gapuwiyak, Gunbalanya, Milingimbi, Lajamanu and Yuendumu, the townships of Alyangula and Nhulunbuy, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and remaining schools in Katherine. This is in addition to where SEAM is currently operating in Hermannsburg, Katherine and its town camps, Tiwi Islands, Wadeye and Wallace Rockhole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;School attendance in these new sites is particularly poor, and it is clear that our efforts in these townships must be strengthened to ensure children are getting a decent education and go to school every day,â&#x20AC;? Ms Macklin said. Mr Garrett said the expanded initiative will help provide parents with the support they need to ensure their children attend school every day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By aligning the SEAM programme with the Northern Territory Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategy we will ensure greater engagement between schools and Local families and give parents extra support when they need it,â&#x20AC;? Mr Garrett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seminars will be held in each community before


the start of the new model to explain to parents their responsibilities, and ensure they understand that their income support entitlements may be affected if their children are not going to school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If children fall below the set benchmark of attendance, the school will discuss with the family ways to improve the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attendance and an attendance plan will be agreed. Support to help families play their part in fulfilling the attendance plan will be provided by additional social workers and attendance officers from the Northern Territory Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education Department.â&#x20AC;? Ms Macklin said that if parents do not meet their part of the agreed attendance plan, income support payments will be suspended. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Payments will be reinstated once the parent gives clear signals they are complying with their responsibilities under the attendance plan and re-engaging with the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The current enrolment component of SEAM will be continued and improved in order to address unacceptable levels of under-enrolment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These improvements include data exchange between schools and Centrelink to ensure that children are enrolled in a school and attending even if they have moved during the school year. This will prevent children, particularly those in mobile families, from falling through the cracks,â&#x20AC;? Ms Macklin said. The Gillard Government has invested significantly to improve the quality of education in Northern Territory schools, including: $16 million to expand pre-school services; $70 million in additional funding for schools in poor communities; $50 million for initiatives to improve teacher quality and literacy and numeracy teaching; $46 million for 200 additional teachers: $256 million in new school infrastructure under the BER and a further; $10 million for classrooms in remote schools; $12 million to build Trades Training Centres. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are seeing some improvements, particularly in participation in early childhood services and early years literacy, but regular attendance is absolutely essential to ensure these improvements are sustained as children continue through school,â&#x20AC;? Mr Garrett said. The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon said a high quality education provides opportunities for all children to have a job and a career of their choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue to work with the Northern Territory Government to ensure that all children have access to a great education as an important stepping stone to improved employment outcomes and a stronger future,â&#x20AC;? Mr Snowdon said. The changes to the SEAM programme will be made by amending the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

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tennis club presentations

Coaches award - Harry Walker, Jamie Jones with Michael Higgins.

Green Ball.

Jacob Mery - Red ball certificate.

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Emma Trusz - red ball certificate.

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Jake Larsen - social mens singles.

Jamie Jones - Orange Ball Certificate.

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Arafura Times

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4:00 Rage (PG) 5:00 Can We Help? 5:30 New Inventors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Chopper Rescue 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 2:10 The Genius Of Design 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Choccywoccydoodah: All You Need Is Love! 6:25 TBA 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: Janey’s Choice - Janey has a big decision to make about her future. Ben and Susan each campaign for their favoured option, but only Janey’s heart can decide. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Midsomer Life: When a man who has been missing for two weeks is found dead in the woods near Midsomer, Barnaby finds connections between him and a magazine editor known for his killing reviews of local hotels. 10:05 The Old Guys: Triple Date 10:35 Lateline 11:20 Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union - Tracey Ullman’s vast array of original characters and impersonations continue. WBFW’s morning news anchor, Linda Alvarez ends up on Youtube. 11:45 Rage

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 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 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affiar 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Plimpton Stimulation” (PG s) 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Staircase Implementation” (PG s) 7:30 Two And A Half Men: “Ow, Ow, Don’t Stop” (PG s,l) 8:00 He’s Just Not That Into You 10:40 Taking Lives: An FBI profiler is on the trail of a young Dutch serial killer who assumes the lives and identities of the people he kills as he travels across America. 12:45 Thank God It’s Friday: It’s the Disco Movie to end all Disco Movies. It’s Friday night and everyone from 1978 is heading to “The Zoo”, the hot new disco in town, including a very young Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger, Paul Jabara, Lionel Ritchie and The Commodores... plus you get to see and hear Donna Summer sing the Academy Award winning “Last Dance”. 2:30 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 Movie: “The Family Stone” (M a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Sid is arrested after taking justice into his own hands, Heath turns to April for comfort, and a familiar surprises everyone when they return to Summer Bay. 7:00 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 Movie: “Funny People” (MA s,l) 11:30 October Road: “Stand Alone By Me/ The Fine Art Of Surfacing” (PG) The untimely death of a childhood friend sends the guys into a tailspin. Then, Eddie’s former girlfriend’s surprise visit sends Janet into a panic. Meanwhile, Hannah is arrested and Nick is offered a terrific career move. 1:30 Special: Mountains Of Adventure - Scott Lambert joins a group of Australians on the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to one of the remotest places on our planet, Zanskar, a tiny Tibetan kingdom high in the Himalayas. 2:30 Infomercials / 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Tiger Woods: The Rise And Fall 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: French Coastlines: Banuyls-Sur-Mer to Petite Camargue 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Town With Nicholas Crane: Perth 8:30 As It Happened: Hitler’s Heroes: Hanna Reitsch - This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler’s most devoted followers. Hanna Reitsch was the Luftwaffe’s most daring test pilot. She became a heroine of her time - the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class. Summoned by Hitler to the Fuhrerbunker during his final days, she became the last pilot to fly in and out of Berlin before the city’s fall, both under heavy artillery fire 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Boob Tube: Sex, TV and Ugly George 11:15 Movie: “Dark Blue Almost Black” (MA s,l) - In Spanish. Jorge, a young Spanish man, has his plans for the future put on hold when his father has a stroke. His relationship with his girlfriend Natalia is further strained when his infertile brother asks him to impregnate Paula, his imprisoned girlfriend. 1:05 South Park / 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer: Bag Raiders 11:00 Choccywoccydoodah: All You Need Is Love! 11:20 Minuscule: A Bee’s Night Out 11:30 TBA 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 TBA 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: Logan Vs West Coast 3:00 Football: W-League: Adelaide United Vs Sydney FC 5:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011 6:00 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens: Florence 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin - Bert Large’s restaurant is in financial trouble, and son Al blames it on his dad, it’s not helped by the fact that loan sharks are after them; Dr Ellingham wants to leave the village and go back to being a surgeon. 8:20 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Secret Of Chimneys: Miss Marple investigates when a man is found dead in the secret passageway of a house she is visiting. 9:50 The Graham Norton Show : Graham Norton presents his unique celebrity chat show focusing on the people, trends, stories and pop culture that interest him most, featuring trademark Norton comedy monologues and celebrity chat. 10:40 Trail And Retribution: Ghost Train - The death of a girl who falls from a ferris wheel is thought a tragic accident, until a fortune teller at the fair comes forward with her suspicions of foul-play. 11:25 Rage Guest Programmer: Bag Raiders

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today-Saturday 9:30 Danoz Direct 10:30 MX TV 11:00 4WD TV 10:30 Children’s Programs 1:00 International Cycling Grand Prix 3:00 The Wildlife Man Featuring David Ireland 4:00 The Garden Gurus 4:30 National News 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 Movie: “Elf” (G s) - A modern day Christmas tale...Clumsy Buddy, a human raised as an elf is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity after nearly bringing Santa’s operation to a catastrophic standstill due to his size. 9:00 Movie: “Four Holidays” (M s) - When upscale, happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans go out the window. 10:50 A Love Song For Bobby Long: After her mother’s death, Purslane Will returns to New Orleans to reclaim her childhood home. However, she’s shocked to discover that two of her mother’s friends have been squatting there for years. 1:20 Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d 3:20 Nine Presents / 3:30 Danoz Direct / 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 Children’s Programs 1:30 V8 Xtra 2:00 Motorsport 3:00 Destination New Zealand 3:30 Special: Cheetah Man 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Movie: “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” (PG s,l) 8:15 Movie: “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (M v,l) 10:45 That ‘70s Show: “Angie / You Can’t Always Get What You Want” Things are going well for Hyde at work until he meets his new sister, Angie, and finds that she is not as nice as she first seemed. 11:35 Grey’s Anatomy: “Desire” As the interns of Seattle Grace cram for their exam, the attendings vie for the Chief’s position by tending to the hospital chairman- who’s now a patient. 12:45 Movie: “Pieces Of April” - Chaos reigns when a young woman invites her estranged family to her apartment for the first Thanksgiving dinner she has ever cooked. 2:30 Special: “The Ghan Is Going” Examine the history of the Ghan, Australia’s own unique train travelling from Adelaide to Alice Springs. 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Der Rosenkavalier 4:25 The Chopin Etudes 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Prototype This: Flying Lifeguard 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Space Station 8:30 Mythbusters - Motorcycle Flip - Adam and Jamie decide to test a myth from a scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Can a flagpole thrown in the front wheel of a motorcycle create a head-over-handlebars flip? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory check whether or not it is possible to break out of jail using bed sheets, hair and toilet paper. 9:30 RocKwiz 10:20 Movie: “Stone Bros.” (MA d) - City-based Eddie sets off to reconnect with his blackfella roots by taking a sacred stone back to his hometown. But when wild-boy Charlie forces himself along for the ride, Eddie’s spiritual journey takes a sharp turn off-track and becomes a riotous trip through outback Australia as the boys are forced to contend with a self-obsessed Italian rock god, a possessed dog and a host of other eccentric characters along the way. 12:00 SOS: “Ward 13” 1:05 South Park 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 5:00 UEFA Champions League 7:30 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Banuyls-Sur-Mer to Petite Camargue 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 8:30 The Family: Married With Children - This eight-part observational documentary series that takes viewers on a fascinating journey into the life of one ordinary Australian family - The Cardamone’s. Tonight, after 25 years of marriage Angelo and Josephine have learnt to negotiate most things. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love: The Noose Tightens 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “Remember Me” (M l,s,d) - In Italian. Failed novelist Carlos Ristuccia works at a finance company while his wife Giulia, a wannabe actress, toils away as a teacher. With their ambitions jettisoned, the couple has instilled little self-esteem in their teenaged son and daughter, who struggle to find meaning in life. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 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: Advent No 1 Derby 12:00 Beachcomber Cottage 1:00 7.30 1:30 Der Rosenkavalier 4:50 TBA 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 Dance Academy 6:00 Life: Primates 6:50 Minuscule: Infernal Anthill 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Stanwick Hall 8:30 Movie: “Brideshead Revisited” (M) 10:40 Pride And Prejudice 11:30 Ladies Of Letters: At Sheepdippers Shed Irene is being driven to distraction by Howard’s childishness and Karen’s irresponsible behaviours - she’s neglecting her new born baby and out clubbing every night. 11:55 Order In The House 12:50 Restoration Home: Stanwick Hall: Caroline Quentin is in Northamptonshire, at Stanwick Hall where years of neglect have left fungus growing on walls running wet with damp, and the timbers are so rotten that one good storm might bring down the roof. 2:00 Lilies 3:00 Stealing Rugby

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 The Wildlife Man Featuring David Ireland 10:30 Australian Fishing Championships... 11:00 Sydney Marathon 12:00 International Cycling Grand Prix 2:00 Nightrider 3:00 Rugby Sevens World Series 4:00 Manly Surf 4:30 National News 5:00 MX TV 5:30 National News 6:00 Animal House 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 10:00 Prime Suspect - Duffy attempts to give a hit-and-run case to Jane when he thinks it can’t be solved; the clues in a murder case lead Jane and Evrard to a porn king; Sweeney gives Duffy advice. 11:00 Flashpoint: Hunting The Barn 12:00 The Baron 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 Kochie’s Business Builders 10:00 Under The Hammer 10:30 Children’s Programs 12:30 Time Trackers 1:30 Movie: “Glory Road” 4:00 Three In A Bed 5:00 The Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 Bones 9:00 Castle: “Dens Of Thieves” Investigating the murder of a thief, Castle and Beckett are surprised to learn that Esposito has a personal connection to the suspected killer. 10:00 Royal Pains 11:00 Love Bites: “Firsts” Annie is a young, single woman who is serving as a surrogate for her sister. Jealous of the attention that Annie receives while being pregnant, her friend Cassie decides she must have a ‘story’ as well, and decides to masquerade as a virgin to attract a man. 12:00 Grey’s Anatomy 1:00 The Real Seachange 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Clay Aiken: Tried and True Live! 4:00 A Fork In Asia: Thailand 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Apples For The World 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Bible: A History: The Daughters Of Eve - A revealing exploration of one of the world’s most influential books. In this episode, historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes meets the feisty women figures of the Bible. While it’s fashionable to dismiss the Bible as a manifesto for misogyny, Hughes argues that the Bible is a window on the Bronze Age, a time when women had more power. 8:30 The Promice 10:05 Walkley Awards 2011 12:10 Movie: “Ae Fond Kiss” (M l) - In English, Punjabi and Urdu. Sparks fly in Glasgow’s south side when Casim, a young Muslim, falls in love with Roisin, an Irish Catholic. Casim’s parents try their hardest to make him marry the girl they have chosen for him back in Pakistan, but Casim and Roisin are devoted to each other and determined to stay together. 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Wicker Park” (M l,s) 1:30 Dr Oz 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Casey is home from juvenile detention, Dex finds out about April’s plan for the formal, and Sid takes justice into his own hands, getting him into big trouble. 7:00 Beauty And The Geek Australia 8:30 TBA 9:00 The Amazing Race 10:00 Outsourced 11:00 30 Rock: “Anna Howard Shaw Day” (PG) 11:30 Trauma: “Targets” Nancy and Glenn get caught in the crossfire as a sniper takes San Francisco hostage. 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: Weald Of Kent 6:50 Minuscule: The Apple Of Concord 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Wray Avenue 8:30 The Hour 9:30 Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour: France And Northern Italy 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Darling Buds Of May: Oh To Be In England: Part 2 (PG) Mariette gives birth to a baby boy and Pop discovers Captain Broadbent is cheating his old aunt and sets out to teach him a lesson. 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:25 The Hour: Freddie quizzes Ruth’s fiancé about their relationship, and Hector struggles with his ailing marriage. 2:25 Hungry Beast 3:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011: Coverage of all the action when Australia take on South Africa at the Moonta Bowls Club on South Australia’s copper coast.

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Lunar Excitation” (PG s) 7:00 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 The Mentalist 9:00 CSI: Miami 10:00 TBA 11:00 Undercovers: Assassin - Leo and the Blooms are sent to thwart an assassination plot targeting Peru’s president-elect, but Samantha’s emotional involvement in the case puts their mission in danger. 12:00 The Avengers: Hidden Tiger - Steed decides to search “Purrr” but, having overpowered Peters and Cheshire, he is captured by Angor and Manx, who plan to overpower the entire country. 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Motives” (M l,v,s) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Bush Doctors 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 7:00 SCU: Serious Crash Unit 7:30 Drug Bust 8:00 Criminal Minds 9:00 Air Crash Investigations 10:00 Special: The Air Show 11:00 Keeping Up With The Kardashians: “I’m Watching You” 11:30 Special: Coral Reefs Are Dying - Ben Cropp takes viewers below the surface where he finds Australia’s live coral reefs and a multitude of marine life. 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Age Of Terror: The Paris Plot 2:00 India Reborn: India On The Move 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: Blow Your Own Sail 8:30 Man Vs Wild: The Inside Story 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Housos: Thailand (Part 2) 10:30 Skins: Alo 11:30 The World Game: Thee World Game panel offers expert analysis and local perspective on all things football, plus all the latest news and match results. 12:30 Living Black 1:00 Movie: “Since Otar Left” (M a) - The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family’s adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight


IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 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 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Pants Alternative” (PG s) 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Wheaton Recurrence” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Spaghetti Catalysis” (PG s) 8:00 Unforgettable 9:00 The Mentalist: “Red Moon” - Jane willingly accepts the help of an astrologer on a triple-homicide case involving two police officers and an EMT worker. 10:00 CSI: Miami: “Meltdown” - A seemingly perfect jewellery heist ends in murder and when crime scene evidence is stolen from the lab, Delko returns to find the culprit. 11:00 Rubicon: Caught In The Suck - The CIA asks Miles and Tanya to oversee an interrogation. 12:00 The Baron 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

4:00 Rage 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Flying The Secret Sky: The Story Of The RAF Ferry Command 1:30 Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Turn Back Time: The High Street: Victoria Era 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Nigella Kitchen: You Know It Makes Sense 8:30 The Grumy Guide to Work 9:35 United States of Tara: Crunchy Ice - One by one Tara’s other alters are disappearing and Max realises he has to take action before Bryce can do any more damage. Will Max and the family be able to fight off Tara’s most self-destructive alter? 10:00 Artscape: Ben Quilty And The Maggots 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 The Deep 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:30 Monarch Of The Glen 3:00 Big Ideas

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Band Theory: “TBA” 7:00 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 8:30 Mike & Molly: “Opening Day” - Mike throws Carl a curve ball when he disrupts their annual tradition of going to the Cubs’ opening day by asking Molly to join them. 9:00 Survivor: South Pacific 10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition 11:00 The Unusuals 12:00 20/20 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Blackball” (M l) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Bush Doctors 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Destination New Zealand 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue: Follow RSPCA inspectors as they rescue, protect and prevent cruelty to the animals of Australia. In tonight’s episode, a boxer dog missing for several weeks is found and reunited with its grateful owners. Meanwhile, repeat animal cruelty offenders are given no more chances and an old horse stuck in a muddy ditch needs a team of people to rescue it. 7:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 10:20 Parks And Recreation 10:50 Keeping Up With The Kardashians: “Managing Mom” 11:20 House Calls To The Rescue 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Teddy Bear” (M s,l) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Scotland 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Trapped In An Elevator 8:30 Immigration Nation: The Secret History Of Us 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Hot Docs: Power 11:15 Movie: “Au Revoir Taipei” (M l) - Shy student Kai is desperate to visit his girlfriend in France, whether she likes it or not. When a spot of small-time crime offers itself as a route to an airfare, he bites - little suspecting that his evening, his travel plans and his relationship are all about to be set seriously off kilter. 12:45 Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country - In 2007, Burma hit headlines across the globe as monks led thousands in mass protests against the military regime before they were brutally suppressed. Telling this story to the world was an underground network of video journalists - the Democratic Voice of Burma who filmed on hidden video cameras and smuggled the tapes out of the country while constantly risking imprisonment. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 Rage (G) 4:55 National Press Club Address 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Hope Springs 1:30 Mother And Son 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 River Cottage Spring 6:50 Minuscule: Chewing Gum 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: History 8:30 The Slap 9:30 Crownies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Live From Abbey Road: Yusuf/ The Fray/ White Lies 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The House of Representatives 1:00 Lilies: The Serpent - Dadda falls in love with a sweet young teacher to his daughters’ horror; Iris wants to become a nun; Ruby walks out with the socialist German butcher; and Dadda finds out that May is pregnant. 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: Lairy Christmas - The LlewelynBowens get into the Christmas spirit. They have succeeded in transforming their run-down manor house into a very special family home and reflect on their whirlwind existence since moving to the countryside.

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Strictly Speaking 5:30 Spicks And Specks 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Bush Slam 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Abbey Dore Court 6:50 Minuscule: Rosy 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Outnumbered 8:30 QI: Flotsam 9:00 The Thick Of It Special: Rise Of The Nutters 10:05 At The Movies: Summer Special: 1 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:40 Kalahari Tails: View the Kalahari environment and its wild life through a small sisterhood of Ground Squirrels which live in a network of burrows and must adapt to the very harsh environment. 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:25 Country House Rescue: Abbey Dore Court - Ruth is in Herefordshire helping three generations of the same family save their 18th century coaching inn from total disrepair. But grandmother Charis is determined to do as she likes - possibly against Ruth’s advice. 2:20 Hungry Beast / 3:00 Big Ideas

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “TBA” 7:00 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 10:00 True CSI: Cold Blood: Dead Of Night - With no evidence or witnesses, police in Plymouth, England, struggle to trace a young woman’s killer... but with a daunting list of possible suspects, can they find him before he strikes again? 11:00 Hot In Cleveland 11:30 Eclipse Music TV 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 / 5:30 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “12 Days Of Terror” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Bush Doctors 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Destination New Zealand 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 7:00 World’s Strictest Parents 8:10 Criminal Minds: “Rememberance Of Things Past” (M a,v) - When several women in Virginia are found murdered in a similar manner, SSA David Rossi reopens an unsolved cold case in Bristol that has haunted him for a quarter of a century. 9:10 Air Crash Investigations 10:10 Great Escapes 11:05 30 Rock 11:35 Sons And Daughters: An exciting breakthrough on the murder case creates a new trauma for Peter. 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Good Girl” (M a,l,n) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Scotland 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Toughest Place To Be A... Bus Driver 8:30 One Born Every Minute: A groundbreaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit. An Amber Alert is declared at the Princess Anne Maternity Hospital. They are inundated with mothers in labour and are running out of beds. Three women with complications add to the drama. When 26-year-old Hayley met Godfrey, 35, she says she knew he was the one for her. He’s boisterous and good-natured, but despite his jokes, Godfrey is missing his father, who died recently. With the impending birth of his own child, the death of his dad is hitting home. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Movie: “The Singer” (PG) - In French. Gérard Depardieu stars as Alain, an aging dance hall singer infatuated with Marion, a guarded and wary beauty half his age. When Alain discovers Marion is a real estate agent, he seeks her out, pretending to be a house-buyer. 12:00 112 Emergency / 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

16 – Arafura Times

23 - 29 November 2011



Your Lucky

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)


2.....Found on face (7) 7.....Discuss business (4, 4) 9.....Idebtedness (7) 11 ...Mythical sea creature (7) 12...Lend (money) (7) 16...Centre of target (5, 3) 18...Star sign (3) 19...Surgeon’s knife (7) 21...Germs (8) 22...Icebox (4) 23...Hundred years (7) 24...Hold trial a 2nd time (5)


1.....Outdoor meal (7)

2.....In these times, in present times (8) 4.....Charity outlet: -- shop (2) 5.....Linger (6) 6.....Weepie dog film “-----Come Home” (6) 8.....Song “Click go the ------” (6) 10...Gun engine (3) 13...Dead (8) 14...Sickness (7) 15...Board game (8) 16...Cry openly and noisily (7) 17...Affordable, cheap (3, 4) 20...Answer (5)


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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

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.

You may feel that your friends are not as appreciative of your efforts as they should be. Make sure that you have cleared up a misunderstanding which might be coming between you. Romance. Be careful not to let practical concerns get in the way of your relationship. Decide what is your highest priority and make decisions on that basis.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

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.

Before you criticise a friend for making a hurtful remark, do your best to work out what this person really meant. Your friend has been under a lot of stress recently and may not have been thinking clearly. Romance. An admirer will have a very strange way of showing their interest. You may be getting more attention than you really want at the moment.


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.


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)



You will need to spend a little time by yourself this week. You have a lot of things to think through and need to make decisions without too much influence from other people. Romance. Don’t keep your partner in the dark any longer. You need to make your feelings known about a matter which affects you both.

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!

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. – Victor Hugo

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.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


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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.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Don’t take sides in a family squabble. You may be asked to mediate, but to do that you will need to gain the confidence of both sides. Romance. A colleague whom you thought you knew very well may surprise you. This person has been attracted to you for some time, but has been slow to make their feelings clear.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You may be trying too hard to push through with a project that you don’t have your heart in. Don’t be afraid to relax a little and take it easy: if you put your mind to other things you will be able to see your present situation in a clearer perspective. Romance. Time spent at a local sports club may be more productive than you expect. A chance meeting will help to put you on the right track.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) This will be a great time for starting a new project. So long as you focus on the essentials you will be able to push ahead fast. Don’t be distracted by a colleague who doesn’t share the same goals as you do. Romance. A romantic get-together away from home will help to ease some tension. Forgive your partner for a recent let-down.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) A negative comment by one of your friends may get you down. Try to find out what was behind it. Romance. You made a promise recently. Your partner may have forgotten, but you should keep your word, even if this seems a little impractical. Your partner may be feeling a little fragile at the moment, and will need all the support you can give.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

You may find it difficult to make sense of a recent dream. When you have worked out what was going on, make a note of it. The message of the dream will help you to make a decision. Romance. Pressure from other people may cause strains in your love-life. Otherwise, this will be a very good week.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A practical solution may be better than one which only works in theory. Don’t get too wrapped up in a day-dream which may never come to fruition. Romance. Try not to worry too much about what other people think! They are probably a lot less interested in your affairs than you realise.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

A difficult aspect to Pluto could bring some powerful energy to the surface. An issue which has been lurking in the background for some time may finally come to light. Romance. You may need to sort out a conflict between your emotional needs and other aspects of your life.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Don’t spend all day looking for something which you have lost. It will turn up anyway in a few days, but not until the time is right. Romance. You need to address an issue which has come between you and your partner, but this might not be the best time to take the first step. Wait until both of you are a little more relaxed.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A favourable aspect to Neptune will help to give your powers of intuition a boost. You will be very sensitive to the feelings of the people around you. Romance. You might find your partner’s emotional energy a little overpowering at the moment. You both need to spend some time away from the distractions of home and work.

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Tenders close at 4pm Friday, 25 November 2011 and should be addressed: Tender 001/12 Gunyangara Cleaning Services Business Services Director Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation PO Box 519 NHULUNBUY NT 0881 Tenders can be submitted by lodging in the tender box at Miwatj administration offices at Lot 1425 Arnhem Rd., Nhulunbuy. Further enquiries may be obtained by contacting Council's Business Services Director, Bev Wenitong on (08) 8939 1904.

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Tender documentation may be obtained from the Corporation office during normal office times (8.00am4.30pm). Tenders should be sealed and addressed to the Town Administrator, PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881. Tenders close at the above address at 2.00pm, December 19, 2011.

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Tender documentation may be obtained from the Corporation office during normal office times (8.00am4.30pm). Tenders should be sealed and addressed to the Town Administrator, PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881. Tenders close at the above address at 2.00pm, December 19, 2011. Dr Ross Theedom TOWN ADMINISTRATOR

CLASSIFIEDS PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL General Meeting. Yirrkala Dhanbul Aboriginal Corporation. Members Only to attend the AGM at 3 Chaseling Square, Yirrkala, 15th December 2011. Time: 09:00am.

PUBLIC NOTICE GOVE Boat Club AGM, Sunday 4th December, 10am at Gove Boat Club. Followed by Sausage Sizzle... Come and support the Club!

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THOMAS, Brett (Big Rig) Darren Late of Trinity Beach, formally of Gove, NT, and Newcastle. Passed away suddenly on November 15, 2011, aged 22 years. Much loved son of Cheryl and Bruce, brother of Greg, Mel and Trent. The Family wish to extend an invitation to join in remembering Brettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in a Memorial Service to be held at the Chapel of Burkin Svendsens Funeral Directors, 411 Mulgrave Road, Cairns, on Monday, November 21, 2011, commencing at 2pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 25, 2011 at Scotts Kirk, Hamilton, Newcastle at 2pm.

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Community Assistance and Partnerships Programme 2011 Round 4 of our Community Assistance Programme will be closing for application submissions 30 November 2011 Rio Tinto Alcan Goveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Assistance Programme provides assistance for programmes, events and partnerships which contribute to the sustainable development of the Gove region. Rio Tinto Alcan Gove will give preference to projects that: â&#x20AC;˘ have sustainable actions â&#x20AC;˘ beneďŹ t the local community â&#x20AC;˘ have a strong commitment to health, safety and/or the environment â&#x20AC;˘ demonstrate a good level of organisation â&#x20AC;˘ demonstrate effort has been made to collect funds and support from a range of sources. Round 4 funding applications will be reviewed during December 2011. You can get a copy of the application kit by contacting Community Relations on: Telephone: Fax: Email: In person:

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Tenders – Cleaning Contract The Nhulunbuy Primary School Council Incorporated is calling for Tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the following:

The Cleaning Of: (1) Nhulunbuy Pre School (2) Nhulunbuy Primary School For a two year period January 2012 to January 2014 with an option for extension to a third year in 2014. Conditions of tendering, Contract conditions and specifications will be available from the Front Office, Nhulunbuy Primary School, Chesterfield Circuit from Friday 25th November 2011. Prospective tenders inspection date Friday 2nd December. Closing date for tenders is Friday 9th December at cob by post to: PO Box 321, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 or deliver to NPS Front Office. Further inquiries contact the Principal on 8987 0022.

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Tony O’Connor, Tommy Gunn, Mackie Malupo, Julian Aitchison, Callum MacDonald, Matt Mallard and Alani Malupo. >> From page 21 EARU played like tigers; they left nothing in the tank and played like men possessed. Impala could not breach our line and started feeling the pressure. The Gove boys were slowly wearing them down, we were physically dominating them and it felt as if it was only a matter of time before we broke them. If there was still enough time left. Some of the front-on hits were staggering, Julian Aitchison, Matt Mallard, Mackie Malupo, Sam Putland and Tommy Gunn were rattling their bones. The hits could be felt in the stands. All we had to do was get the ball, as there was less than a minute left - if that. Then it happened. Callum MacDonald put on a shot, stood over his smashed opponent and pilfered the ball; he stepped through the defence close to the ruck and headed the 70m towards our try line. Callum put his head down and ran as fast as he could, the Kenyans chased, and it showed how much they really wanted to win because their whole team chased him. Now we all know Kenyans learnt to run fast from Lions chasing them, so they were all gaining on Callum. At the 22m line the first of their defenders caught Callum, on his now diagonal run to the corner, he reached out to tackle him but was given the sweetest palm off to the chest and was brushed. Is this it? Go Callum - we all thought he was home and we would win 15-14 but they all came at him, from all angles, Callum was but a foot short of the line when he was taken over the sideline in desperate cover defence by the Impala team. Callum lunged but was inches short. The siren sounded and our tournament was over. What a game and what an effort by EARU. The crowd was standing in ovation as we left the field, our players were very disappointed, but we as supporters were very, very proud. Everyone at the Singapore 7’s now know who EARU are. Based on our performances on and off the field I am sure there will be another invitation to compete in next years event, an honour for the boys who played and the staff and supporters involved. The whole squad who attended the contest were true ambassadors for Gove, NT and Australia. Everyone should be very proud of their efforts overseas in such a world class event. Squad players were; Coach-Lai Tora, Manager-Sean ‘Ocker’ O’Connor, CaptainTommy Gunn, Alani Malupo, Mackie Malupo, Tony O’Connor, Matt Mallard, Mitch Putland, Sam Putland, Julian Aitchison, Rhys Mulholland, Wayney Raymond, Callum MacDonald and Jarred Rees. Supporters included; the Ngamokis, the Putlands, the Mallards, the Picketts, the Snowdens and the MacDonalds. Thanks should also go to the Casuarina Cougars crew who supported us throughout the games. Also a big shout out to the sponsors who helped make this trip happen. Thank you to RioTinto, YBE, Walkabout Hotel and Munch ‘n’ Crunch.

Are you interested in supporting the administration of justice in the east Arnhem region? The Department of Justice is seeking applicants for the position of Court Registrar at Nhulunbuy. The Court Registrar performs the statutory duties of a Registrar of the Local Court which includes issue of court documents, processing of court orders and production of documents including applications, orders, warrants and notices. The Court Registrar will also be a Justice of the Peace and will provide a high level of assistance and practical advice to the public and other court clients. The Court Registrar is based at Nhulunbuy and travels to Alyangula for court sittings three or four days each month. The Registrar may also be required to travel to Galiwinku and Gapuwiyak four times each year. The successful applicant shall have a high standard of verbal communication skills, a Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and a good knowledge of software packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel. The Court Registrar will be expected to acquire a thorough knowledge of Magistrates Court practices and procedures over time and must have the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures. This is a part time position where the successful applicant will be expected to work seven days per fortnight. Further information regarding these vacancies can be found at or by contacting Susan Ahmat on 08 8999 6360. Contact us on 1300 659 247 or email 4XRWHYDFDQF\QXPEHU 10452 &ORVLQJGDWH 02 December 2011 The Northern Territory Government is an equal opportunity employer and values an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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Mackie, Tommy, Jarred Rees, Callum and Mitch Putland vs. Singapore.


EARU back from Singapore tour >> From page 22 That was our last game of the day; we had set ourselves up beautifully for the next days challenge - Borneo Eagles, previous CUP runners-up and Darwin Hottest 7’s winners, a team of professional rugby players. Better get ready, prepare well and then perform. What an opportunity. We met another top seed Borneo (all Kiwis’) the next day and were fired up to not miss an opportunity to stamp ourselves in this competition. All 12 players kitted up expecting to play, we prepared well and were psyched. The Gove boys played well, but Borneo were a class unto themselves, what a team. They showed us how to play 7-a-side rugby and contested the breakdowns very hard. The Eagles had some very skillful and quick players, with their winger a current Auckland Blue carving up when he was given space. Before we knew it, it was half time and we were down 15-nil. WOW, what a half, did that really just happen. That was enough for Mackie, he took control of the half-time huddle and demanded the best from all the players, he committed to being better and the rest followed. With a loud cheer all the boys took the field in the second half to make amends and give it their best. The full time siren came around and the score was only 20-nil, a much improved half and some very good rugby by the Nhulunboys. Borneo Eagles could only score one try. The EARU team put on stinging hits in defence, they covered each others position, they linked passes in attacking raids and put lots of pressure on the opposition.

The Eagles certainly knew that they had played a game of rugby as I am sure there were a few sore boys on their side. Later this result was to be of significance as Borneo narrowly lost the CUP final to tournament favourites Fijis’ Daveletuva. An outstanding effort from a team of mates from a small mining town, worlds away from any class rugby comps. We on the sidelines were growing taller with pride, and the Singapore crowds were taking notice. With this loss we were relegated to contesting the PLATE competition, but still a good show to reach the final with a possible match up against Casuarina Cougars. Our next game, and an exit from the comp if we lost, was against Impala again. Our team was highly motivated to win as we felt we let the opportunity slip last time we met. We prepared very well and were highly motivated on the kick-off. The game was played at a furious pace, but this time the possession and field position was much more even as every time they got the ball our team was up in their face cutting out their time and space, and when we made contact they were staying hit. Sometimes losing the ball. Impala are a very gifted team, physically larger, but the EARU boys matched them and more to be 7-5 down one minute out from half time. This is where the turning point of the game and our competition took place. On one Kenyan run two Gove defenders smashed him, one low and Callum MacDonald up high, Callum dispossessed the runner and took off to

The ‘Nhulunboyz’ running on vs Borneo Eagles. an open try line 40m out, only to be pulled up by the referees whistle and then unbelievably being penalised for an incorrect entry into a maul by the Singaporean ref. We all were dumbfounded by this call. Without a second attacking player in the contest this was still a tackle, not a maul, and Callum had all rights to do what he did. This was a very poor decision. In the course of our protests we lost a player for dissent by yellow card and were down by one man for two minutes. Impala took a quick tap, kept the ball alive and used their one man overlap to score a converted try right on the siren.

This was at least a 12 point turnaround, from what could’ve been an EARU try to then conceding a seven pointer was disastrous for us. No matter, there was nothing to do other than give it everything available and play our hearts out. Half time was emotional, yet everyone put a final commitment down to each other, we were down 14-5 and had to come back. As soon as the game recommenced the Gove boys were hard at it, we scored a try in the first minute with a man still off the field and we were back in the contest 14-10. Continues page 20 >>

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

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

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

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean Ph: 0417 601 490

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

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

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

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

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

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

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E: Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

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

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

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

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

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E:

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

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

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

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

Thu 24

Fri 25

Time 0558 1232 1857

Time 0036 0655 1336 2007

Time 0145 0749 1434 2105

Ht 2.89 0.94 2.62

Ht 1.14 3.05 0.70 2.74


Ht 1.23 3.19 0.49 2.83

Sat 26 Time 0251 0838 1526 2157

Ht 1.29 3.30 0.36 2.88

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

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

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

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



W/E Nov 13 W/E Nov 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 07/11







Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tuesday 08/11







Wednesday 09/11







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 1011







Friday 11/11







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

Saturday 12/11













49642 13479 51700 13606



Sunday 13/11

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


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

Weather details

Tide times – Gove Harbour Wed 23

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

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

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

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

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

MOPS Contact: Christie Giles P: 8987 2227

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

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Church services

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


Sun 27

Mon 28

Tue 29

Time 0348 0926 1615 2248

Time 0439 1011 1701 2335

Time 0525 1058 1747

Ht 1.33 3.37 0.30 2.88

Ht 1.36 3.39 0.31 2.85

Ht 1.38 3.35 0.38

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

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 14 34.4 22.5 NIL Tuesday 15 33.3 23.6 NIL Wednesday 16 34.1 23.6 NIL Thursday 17 33.9 23.8 NIL Friday 18 33.6 24.0 NIL Saturday 19 33.2 23.1 NIL Sunday 20 33.8 23.2 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 0.0 mm

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

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1011.4 hPa on Friday Min: 1007 hPa on Saturday Averages for the month November Max temp: 33.1 Min temp: 23.4 Rainfall: 46.2 mm

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EARU back from Singapore tour By COLIN SNOWDEN On November 4, 5 and 6 the East Arnhem Rugby Union (EARU) sent a squad of players and their supporters to Singapore to contest the Singapore Cricket Club’s International Sevena-side Rugby Union tournament. To contest this tournament your club needs to be invited, so it was with great pride that the EARU sent over their third consecutive team to contest the 64th running of the competition. The recurring invitations are due to very good performances on the field from previous events along with a great show of sportsmanship both on and off the field. It seems that EARU are indeed crowd favourites over there. This year saw an increase in supporters (due to the stories of good times from previous tourists) and 12 fully local players. Overall we had 36 tourists over in Singapore either playing or supporting. As mentioned above this year’s team were all ‘local’ boys very well led by Tommy Gunn as Captain and coached by Lai Tora and Sean ‘Ocker’ O’Connor. This years event was laden with great rugby talent, some teams even boasted Super 15 graded players. There were teams from Fiji, NZ, Africa, England, a French Development squad, Malaysian teams, Singapore, Borneo and Brunei and even Sweden put a team of Vikings in (and boy could they play!). Randwick from Sydney and Sunnybank from Brissie put in teams, Casuarina from Darwin and two Perth 1st grade teams were there. It was going to be a very tough but enjoyable contest, with all involved looking forward to the challenge of playing the best players in the world. The ‘Nhulunboyz’ were put in a very competitive pool with the Singapore National team, the Kenyan national team ‘Impala’ and previous winners and NZ’s (if not the worlds) premier club team Ponsonby, who have won this tournament in 2007 and came runner-up twice. Just playing the pool games were going to be a challenge. Anyway the games began on the Friday night with our first game against Ponsonby, one of the top seeds. EARU weren’t just here to make up the numbers, we had come to play, test ourselves and perform the best we could, with a view to make the ‘Plate’ finals. Prior to the game there was some emotion surrounding the team, but the coaching staff, and captain, utilised this extra energy within the group and got the boys to ‘channel’ it onto the field and channel it they did! The EARU came

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out firing, hitting anything that moved, contesting hard and the breakdowns and desperately playing for each other. At half time it was seven points all. Alani Malupo had a great scything run to set up our try to young Ocker who was ever supporting. The Kiwi’s were in shock, as was the crowd. What a way to start. The EARU had certainly announced that they were here at the tournament and that they weren’t going to be easybeats. Ponsonby had had a wake-up call and after half time came out with a renewed respect for the Gove boys. They immediately lifted their game and began to pressure our line, but they couldn’t score. Tony O’Connor made a magnificent cover tackle and forced the ball loose over the line and corner post, this was the attitude of the Gove boys - never lie down. The game see-sawed for a few minutes until Ponsonby got on the outside and scored a converted try. Ponsonby were still very nervous and calling to the ref, EARU fought right to the end, but the Kiwi’s got away with a try on the siren to win the game 21-7. A very respectable performance from the so called ‘minnows’ from Gove. All the supporters on the sidelines stood 10ft tall, we were very proud of our team and we were excited about the rest of the competition. Our next game was Saturday against Impala, the imposing and very athletic Kenyan national team who have been regular and very good performers at this contest. Regardless of their pedigree, the EARU team were feeling strong and confident, this was a game we all targeted as a win, and if we won this we were on our way to the CUP finals, so there was a bit at stake. Again we started off very well and we were in the contest at half time, with scores very close ith one try all. The team did very well as Impala kept the ball from our players and dominated field position and possession. Again desperate defence by Mackie Malupo saw them lose the ball over the line through a massive cover tackle. The Gove boys were out on their feet, playing hard for each other. After half time the fatigue of endless defence must have played a part as Kenya got away early through some miscommunication in defence and scored a converted try. The boys re-grouped and tried hard, but some passes were missing their targets and our talk dropped off. Impala scored two quick tries at the very end of the game to make it look like real blow-out 28-7. The EARU team were very disappointed and they all felt let-down. The supporters had a different view, we were still 10ft tall and full of pride, the way the boys defended on their own

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Callum MacDonald’s sprint to line to try and win the game vs Impala. line and with only about two minutes of possession the whole game they were outstanding, a lesser team would’ve lost by 50 points. This was the game that had got away, and the team knew it?it was time to reflect and re-assess how we would play the rest of the tournament. Tommy Gunn approached the coaching staff about a drop of intensity after half time, not knowing the cause. It was suggested by the coaches that perhaps instead of the coaches coming out and telling the team where to improve, it should be left up to the men on the field to do so. Take control of your own game, after all you’re out there not us as coaches. This was agreed, and a renewed attitude to do our best was taken on. Next we played Singapore, a game we had to perform in if we wanted to realise our ambition of contesting the finals. Well what

EARU packs down a scrum vs Impala.

a game, the Gove boys clicked in attack and defence with everyone working for each other and supporting on and off the ball. This was a cake walk against a very competitive team. Young Rhys Mulholland was carving them up as was Tommy Gunn and Mackie Malupo. In defence the Putland boys and Julian Aitchinson were smacking ‘em, while Cullum MacDonald was stealing their ball at every breakdown. Everyone was working hard for each other, the communication was outstanding. We were playing like a team and up to our potential. We ran away with the game against a determined and talented opposition 24-nil. It seemed that the tactic of letting the player’s control their half-time break was working, there was no slump and all players played very well to close out the game. Continues page 21 >>

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Gove Tennis takes out two major Territory awards

NT Club of the year presentation night in Darwin. THE Gove Peninsula Tennis Club recently cleaned up at the Tennis NT annual presentation night winning the “Club of the Year “ award for the NT. Other nominations were from Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine. GPTC has won the NT club of the year

award, seven out of the 10 years it has been running. The club’s committee, manager and partners were in attendance on the night celebrating a well deserved win. Club president, Paul Mery, thanked

Tennis NT for the opportunity and for their support of regional centres. “A big thanks must go to our club manager, Nicky Mayer, as Nicky is the back bone of the club and puts in the many hours and the hard yards to get the job done, and us the committee

are their to support what she does,” he said. It is worth noting that Nicky just doesn’t run tennis in Gove. It extends to the wider community taking tennis to the remote areas of Laynhapuy Homelands and Groote Eylandt. Some of the areas that Nicky has visited in 2011 include Alangula, Angurugu, Bickerton Island, Garthalala, Gangan, Yilpara, Wanduwuy and Gapuwiyak Along with the 500 plus members the club has and the 150 plus athletes that attend coaching lessons, you can see why the club is busy and has taken out this award. Paul Mery, club president, was also awarded “Club Volunteer of the Year” for the Gove Peninsula Tennis Club at the NT awards night. Paul has won this award for the past two years. Paul has dedicated himself to the club doing odd jobs and supporting the club especially when hosting tournaments or fundraising. Paul is passionate about the club and gets in when the job needs doing. Following on from this, GPTC has just received word that their nomination to Tennis Australia for “Most Outstanding Tennis Com-

munity” has got them into the finals. Along with a written submission, the club put together a short movie to show what, where and how tennis is delivered in the northern region of Arnhem Land. The club won the “Most Outstanding Tennis Club” at the Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards in 2010. Two of the committee will make the journey to Melbourne to be present at the Australian Tennis awards night at the Crown Casino. The winner will be announced on Monday December 5. Go Gove!

Paul Mery - volunteer of the year.

Juniors are winners at tennis THE Gove Peninsula Tennis Club held its end of year presentation night at the surf club where 150 members enjoyed a three course dinner and entertainment Parents and kids enjoyed a slide show and short club movie that was being sent to Tennis NT and Tennis Australia as part of the club’s submission for “Club of the Year” and “Most Outstanding Tennis Community”. The night started with the club’s peewees and hot shot’s athletes receiving their certificates and medals. The smile on some of the little ones faces was priceless. The club had over 150 and up to at 180 athletes training throughout the year. A majority of these were 10 and under, putting the club in a strong place for athlete development. A special thank you with certificates was given to the club’s sponsors recognising that the club cannot survive without their support. Sponsors are a strong part of the club on what it can provide especially when it comes to supporting the juniors for travel assistance to compete around the Territory and interstate. Other areas of support have also been in facility upgrades with one of the highlights funding from RioTinto to complete shade cover on court and the club could not thank Manfield for their support for getting the lights up to scratch. The junior club championships were also a highlight with some upsets in some of the divisions. The juniors competed at the beginning of the term. Unfortunately the weather was pretty hot, but the juniors managed to get through the three days of competition. 2011 Junior Club Championship Winners: Winners and Runners-Up: Red ball singles: Darcie Lane and Riley O’Neal. Red ball doubles: Kassidy Willmott and Emma Muldoon with Riley O’Neal and Lauchy Wembridge.

Orange ball singles:Tallis Naughton and Liam Trusz. Orange ball doubles: Tallis Naughton and Ethan VanJaarsveldt with Liam Trusz and Jamie Jones. Green ball singles: Zachary Scott-Jones and Darcie Hockings. Green ball doubles: Darcie Hockings and Chloe Grieve with Tallis Naughton and Ethan VanJaarsveld Girls 13&U singles: Eytahnyia Scott-Jones and Darcie Hockings. Boys 13&U singles: Brayden BrownPrandolini and Brendan O’Sullivan. Boys 13&U doubles: Brayden BrownPrandolini and Joseph Mayer with Trent Richter and Brendan O’Sullivan Girls 17&U singles: Sally Naughton and Eytahnyia Scott-Jones. Girls 17&U doubles: Sally Naughton and Maddie Larsen with Liyadari Alahakoon and Skye Barber. Boys 17&U singles: Roy Kellaway and Corey VanJaarsveldt. Boys 17&U doubles: Corey VanJaarsveldt and Bintang Daly with Brayden Brown-Prandolini and Jake Larsen. Other club awards for 2011: Tuesday night social comp - winner Terry Keily; Thursday night social Comp - winner Michael Mayer; most improved peewee -Grace Wise; most improved red ball - Foster Gynell; most improved orange ball - Liam Trusz; most improved green ball Jamie Jones; most improved yellow ball - Harry Walker; junior encouragement award - Brooke May; coaches award - Jamie Jones and Harry Walker; club ambassador - sponsored by Tracy and Alan Naughton - Corey VanJaarsveldt; volunteer of the year - sponsored by Gils Graphics -Paul Mery. The Gove Peninsula Tennis Club would like

Coaches award - Harry Walker and Jamie Jones with Michael Higgins. to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2011: Northern Territory Government, Power and Water, RioTinto Alcan Gove. Manfield, Tennis Australia, MLC, The Arnhem Club, Leo Roach - BP Nhulunbuy,

Sodexo, Toll Marine Logistics, Lynne Walker MLA, Rotary Club of Nhulunbuy, Nhulunbuy Corporation, Gils Graphics Solutions, Combined Unions of Gove, Gove Tackle and Outdoor World.

The committee and manager. For more photos from the presentation night see page 15 >>

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@ TAC…

Lawn Bowls Why not come down and have a game of lawn bowls! Meet new people and have a fun night…

THIS WEEKEND... Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26



Wednesdays at 6pm Competition pool every Tuesday night Come and play pool with the 8 Ball team!



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 OPEN 7 NIGHTS FROM 6PM  Lunch Wednesday to Sunday,


from 12 noon (reservations advised)  ALL FUNCTIONS CATERED FOR

AHA Harbottle Gold Plate Award


Arnhem Club “Bottle O” Bottleshop Specials Specials start Monday, November 21  Finish Sunday, November 27 Smirnoff Red Vodka 700ml

Jim Beam Bourbon 700ml



Tooheys Extra Dry stubs carton


XXXX Gold 30 pack cans

$4499 carton

Carlton Dry stubs

$4399 carton

Crown Lager stubs carton TWO FOR




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