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Record crowds at Anzac Services By MARJO HALLOWELL AS Anzac Day services across the nation attracted record numbers Gove was no exception. Cars lined the road out to the Gove Boat Club as hundreds of Goveites rose early to attend the Dawn Service. The Club was filled to overflowing as many stood in the carpark during the service. The Gove Peninsula Sub-Branch of the Returned Services League organised the service and this year had a bugler, Musician Matthew White from the Australian Army Band, fly in from Darwin. After the formalities at the Boat Club the traditional two up got underway before many headed home and others straight to the service at Memorial Park. A Police escort led the marchers from the primary school to the park and this year the march was much larger than the previous year. Chests were lined with rows of medals representing both those who had served and family members who had served in the past. Medals on the left signifying the wearer had earned the medals and on the right that they belonged to others. NORFORCE had a strong contingent as their members came in from the Homelands and the RAAF sent a representation from Darwin. Scouts and school children also joined in the march. John O’Brien was the MC for the occasion and detailed why Anzac Day was a day for remembrance and Father Barry Hanson led the prayers. Cadets from HMAS Melville Bay Navy Cadets formed the colour party. The Kiwi Connection sang the New Zealand National Anthem and Mita Dargeville read the ode in Maori and Mo McKay read it in English. Crowds lined both sides of the marchers during the wreath laying where local groups and businesses remembered the fallen. Mr McKay from Gove RSL said he was pleased at the number of people attending and that the crowds were the biggest he had seen in 20 years of attending the services in Gove. He attributed that to an increased awareness among the young and also that Anzac Day was mid week and not during school holidays. He also believed the Kap Yong service the day before also had a record attendance. “It is encouraging to see so many young people here as they too remember the Anzacs,” he said. After the service at the Memorial Park the crowd dispersed with many catching up with old mates at The Arnhem Club.

ABOVE: William Magrath checks out the wreaths at the cenotaph after the ceremony. RIGHT: Ivor Alexander marches in the Anzac Day parade. For more photos see pages 10 & 11 of today’s Arafura Times >> PHOTOS: MARJO HALLOWELL

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Out and about with their hands out By MARJO HALLOWELL THE Bollywood Belles are busily raising funds to take part in this year’s Variety Bash in September. The Belles are a sister group for the Queens who have been doing the great work of raising funds for the charity, Variety International. Since their inception the Queens have raised a massive $600,000. The new group, comprising of Lesley Mallard, Sally Putland, Kellie Francis, Catthie Lane, Jo Peters and Debbie Doust, are all nurses who are working, or have worked, at Gove and District Hospital. Mrs Putland said they were not competing with the Queens but working hand-in-hand. “We all believe in the ethos of Variety International and are wanting to support the wonderful work they do,” she said. “We want to go on the Variety Bash so we have started our own team and have to raise $5000 for Variety International to be able to take part. “The Queens are also taking part. Fortnightly cake trolleys at the hospital are proving a hit with all the freshly baked goods being sought after by staff. The Belles had already managed to raise about $1000 just with the cakes which they started selling a couple of months ago. They think the success of the cake selling is they are all freshly baked and the staff getting behind their efforts Mrs Putland said the group was also looking for sponsors to assist with getting their vehicle on the road and prepared for the road between Kuranda and Katherine. “We need to ensure the old Merc we have for the event can go the distance,” she said. Keep you eyes out for the Bollywood Belles as they raise funds for Variety International. They will be helping out at the Debutante Ball in June. They will be out and about with their hands out.

Sally Putland, Lesley Mallard and Kellie Francis with the Friday cake trolley.


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IN recognition of their links with Gove the RAAF 13 Squadron based in Darwin sent a contingent to the Kap Yong and ANZAC Day commemorations in Gove.. During WWII the RAAF flew Ventura aircraft for Gove and Squadron Leader Graham Tribe said they like to maintain their links to the area. The RAAF personnel who took part in the services this year were Flight Sergeant Tim Ciesiolka, Sergeant Lesley Stowes, Sqn Ldr Grahame Tribe, Flight Sergeant Roy Friffin, LAC Ryan Grocott and Flight Lieutenant Stephen Airy . They were accompanied by Musician Matthew White from the Darwin Army Band who was the bugler.

Help midwives celebrate INTERNATIONAL Midwives Day is on this week and is being celebrated at Gove and District Hospital. Maternity staff are organising a picnic and are inviting all mums with babies born in the last 12 months, ante-natals, current and past midwives and indeed anyone just wanting to help them celebrate their special day. The picnic starts at 10.30am on Friday, May 4, although the official international midwives day is on Saturday, Midwife Sally Putland said they were inviting anyone who wanted to come along and celebrate the contributions the midwives make to the community. Many midwives around the world celebrate the International Day of the

Midwife on May 5 each year. The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) established the idea of the International Day of the Midwife following suggestions and discussion among member associations in the late 1980s then launched the initiative formally in 1992. The aim of the day is to celebrate midwifery and to bring awareness of the importance of midwives’ work to as many people as possible. This is done in many different ways according to what works best in each country. In the years leading up to 2015, ICM will use the overarching theme ‘The World Needs Midwives Today More Than Ever’ as part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the need for midwives.


Vandals damage trees along beach VANDALISM is something associated with big cities and not expected on our pristine beaches. This was not so the case last weekend when a regular Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation permit patrol was alerted to damage caused between Warrawuy and Middle beaches. It appears that on Saturday night (April 21) a group of people cut through the fence to gain access to the beach. There they lit a fire after first cutting green branches off casuarina trees. When they left they did not bother to clear away their rubbish. Executive officer for Dhimurru Steve Roeger said he was appalled that people could be so thoughtless and destructive. “The Traditional Owners have made these areas accessible to the public and most respect that. It is the small minority that take part in this sort of destructive behaviour that upsets not only the TO’s but also the rest of the residents in town. “The miscreants have not only cut the fence and driven on the beach but cut trees. “We were shocked to see the camp site strewn with bottles, broken glass and rubbish as well as many branches cut from the trees.” The casuarinas take 20-40 years to become established and not only provide shade but also stabilise the dunes particularly in areas where there is a lot of pedestrian traffic. Cutting them up with a chainsaw is destructive and unnecessary as there are many areas wood can be sourced around town. Dhimurru rangers cleaned up the campsite on Monday and fixed the fence on Wednesday. Mr Roeger said he was liasing with police and both would be stepping up patrols in the area if it was likely we could catch the culprits. “We are calling for anyone who may have seen anything on Saturday night to contact us on 8938 2700 or after hours on 0408512589.”

Arian Pearson, Milika Marika and Gathapura Mununggurr repair the damaged fence.

Police alarmed at number of unlawful entries NHULUNBUY Police are urging residents and businesses in Gove and Yirrkala to be more mindful of security. This comes following 12 unlawful entries within the area within the last week. There were three break-ins each at MAF Air and Laynha Air, and one each in Yirrkala at East Arnhem Shire Council, Laynhapuy Homelands and Yirrkala School as well as three at the Gove Country Golf Club and a private residence in Pera Circuit. Officer-in-charge of Nhulunbuy Police Brendan Muldoon said he was concerned the home in Pera Circuit was entered and three computers stolen while the occupants were inside. “It happened sometime on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. “People need to make sure their homes are secured even when they are at home,” he said. He was concerned at the number of businesses that have inadequate or no security systems in place. “Alarms would be a good deterrent,” he said. Snr Sgt Muldoon said although the businesses were locked up entry was still gained and a variety of items were stolen including cash, a phone, alcohol, fuel an EPIRB and cars. One car that was stolen from the airport was later recovered after it

Trees cut with a chainsaw.

had run out of fuel. Two cars are still unaccounted for after the keys were left at the airlines. Two of the break-ins at the Golf Club were on Friday night (April 27) and alchol was stolen on both occassions. Police attended the first unlawful entry and secured the premises only to be called back a short time later as the club had been broken into again. “The continuing unlawful entries are frustrating for the police and the business owners. “Only one of the businesses had CCTV and none had any alarms. Business owners need to be mindful of the need of sufficient security to protect their property. A 15-year-old was arrested in relation to the break in at the EASC in Yirrkala and has been summonsed to appear in court. Snr Sgt Muldoon said it was a concern to police and a lot of community agencies that petrol was a target for theft as there is a serious petrol-sniffing problem in Yirrkala. “We are seeking the support of the community in order to catch those who are gaining unlawful entry,” he said. Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the airport or at the other locations mentioned is asked to contact Nhulunbuy Police on 000 if they see an offence being committed or 131444 if they have information.

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Plans under way for Gove Festival PREPARATIONS are well underway for the Gove Peninsula Festival which runs from Thursday, July 26, to Saturday, August 4. “The festival this year will be bigger than ever in celebration of 40 years of the town,” said festival director Ian Maclean. 40 Years of Nhulunbuy, 40 Years Ahead is the theme of the festival this year with lots of events and exhibitions showcasing the history of the town. Some of these events will be kept a secret and unveiled at festival time but others will be revealed over the coming weeks. “So keep an eye out,” Mr Maclean said. The festival committee is currently looking for expressions of interest from potential stall holders. Stalls co-ordinator Kristie Maggs is encouraging community groups and individuals to register for a stall. “Holding a stall is a great way to showcase your talent and share your love of what you do and make some money for yourself or your community group,” Ms Maggs said. So far there is an exciting range of stalls, with food stalls including mini Dutch pancakes, sushi rolls, Turkish flat bread and fillings, burgers, hotdogs and yiros. There will also be hand-made gifts and toys stalls and a show bag stall for children aged three to eight years. “There’s still an opening for a show bag stall aimed at the older age group,” Ms Maggs said. This year the festival committee has introduced a new type of stall called the ‘bazaar table’. This is a single table stall more like a market set up suitable for hobbyists and home traders. Community groups and individuals need to register soon, as expressions of interest open to businesses on June 1. To register for a stall, go to or email Ms Maggs at

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Children’s author to visit Nhulunbuy A BEST-SELLING children’s author is visiting Nhulunbuy this week and will be a guest at the Arnhem Writers group. Katrina Germein writes stories for fun about the places she goes, the things she sees, and the people she meets along the way. Her books have been published internationally and many have received Notable Book commendations from the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). She wrote her first book, Big Rain Coming, while teaching in the remote indigenous Community of Minyerri (south east of Katherine). It remains in print for more than a decade since its release and her second picture book, Leaving, is also set in Minyerri. Other titles include Baby Gets Dressed and Littledog which was recently featured on Play School. Katrina’s latest book, the humorous My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, is about a dad with a joke for every occasion. It is being reprinted in time for Father’s Day this year. Her newest story, a lively rhyming tale, Somebody’s House, will be published by Walker Books Australia in 2013 and she is currently working on a second dad book. Aside from writing, sunshine makes Katrina happy and so does swimming in the sea with her three children. Katrina runs online writing workshops for aspiring picture book authors. The Arnhem Writers Group have a meet the author session with Katrina on Friday night at the Arnhem Club at 7.30pm.

Katrina Germein with her book ‘My dad thinks he’s funny’.

Council vacancies filled

Trolleys gone missing from Woolworths

FOLLOWING the recent NT Council elections a number of vacancies needed to be filled. The Electoral Commissioner, Mr Bill Shepheard, advises that the declaration of nominations for the council supplementary elections was undertaken at NTEC offices in Alice Springs and Darwin last Tuesday, April 24. Candidates were elected unopposed in the following council wards: Gumurr Gattjirrk Ward (East Arnhem Shire Council). Lily ROY and John William RYAN were declared elected unopposed. Maningrida Ward (West Arnhem Shire Council), Mathew RYAN was declared elected unopposed.

IN the last few months over 30 trolleys and 30 baskets have disappeared from Endeavour Shopping Centre. Woolworths Nhulunbuy manager Marian Adams said it was a considerable inconvenience for shoppers as it represented 25 per cent of all trolleys available. “There should be 120 and we are down to 90. We got 30 new ones recently and 10 of those have already disappeared,” she said. “Regular trips are done around town and over to the flats and we pick some up but are at a loss to know where they are disappearing to. “I’m not sure why people are even taking the baskets out of the store but they too are disappearing.

“We don’t mind if people use the trolleys to get their groceries home but would appreciate it if they brought them back. “Anyone who spots a stray trolley can record the sighting with Trolley Trackers and go into a draw for a monthly $1000 prize. These sightings will then be passed on to us and we can go and pick them up.” In Australia Woolworths losses $50 million a year through lost trolleys which cost in excess of $600 each to replace. In Gove that cost is greatly increased because of the high cost of transport to get them shipped here. If you spot a stray trolley contact 1800 641 497.


Dog control turns poisonous and illegal

Man charged with supplying cannabis A MAN will face drugs charges after he was allegedly found with a street value of more than $20,000 of cannabis in his possession. Officer-in-charge of Alyangula Police Anthony Deutrom said the drugs and other items were allegedly found on Tuesday in a house in Ngukurr where the 34-year-old was residing. “With assistance from the Northern Substance Abuse Intelligence Desk (NSAID), officers from Ngukurr Police searched the house at around 1pm and allege 206 grams of cannabis was found,” Snr Sgt Deutrom said. “Police allege they also found 650 empty clip seal bags and $300 in cash. “The potential street value of the cannabis if sold in Ngukurr is estimated to be $20,600.” The man was charged with possession of a schedule two drug - trafficable and supplying a dangerous drug in community. He was bailed to appear in Ngukurr Court on June 12. Top right: Cannabis seized at Ngukurr. Below: ‘Deal bags’ shown. Photos courtesy of NT Police.

RESIDENTS in Maningrida are being warned to contain their dogs after packets of restricted 1080 poison were found on the local sports oval. Maningrida has a population of 3000 people but dogs number as many as 700 because of the place the animals hold in local culture. Veterinarian Dr Ted Donelan said it’s disappointing that someone may have used illegal means to take dog control into their own hands. “Right now at this time of the year, the end of the wet season, everybody’s been cooped up in town, all the people from the outstations are living in town with their dogs and it’s a pressure cooker environment, and this is usually the worst time for dog human interactions.” Maningrida Police said they, with the help of local rangers and the Department of Primary Industries, are conducting an investigation into the dog baits found on the sports oval.

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Eye f the

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Debs working hard to fund their ball

Far North Queensland gives up drinking

ANOTHER Cairns pub has bitten the dust this week. The Cape York Hotel has closed its doors after 114 years. They had a final bumper night when all 40 locals turned up to pack the bar. (I wonder how they managed that? Perhaps they packed one corner at a time and took photographs.) It is all very sad and you have to wonder what the landlord will do with this fine old building. The closure comes on the heels of another - The Courthouse has just collapsed too. People are just not buying enough beer for publicans to turn over an honest dollar. One of the pillars of Australian society appears to be crumbling. I don’t know what to say. Queenslanders giving up beer is like, well, fish giving up breathing. No, swimming. I meant swimming. Fish don’t do the breathing thing. If this catches on, it could have wide ranging implications, and strike at the very roots of what it is to be a Far North Queenslander. Can you imagine what will happen to all those grizzled men in big hats if they stop drinking beer? They will lose their traditional figures for a start, and go back to buying shorts with dainty waistlines. And if they are no longer pickling their brain cells in alcohol every night, you might get a coherent conversation out of them, even after six o’clock in the evening. Their kind and thoughtful side will shine through, and they will have time to spend with their families. Perhaps they can take up a sport again, like golf. Or if that is too energetic, they could go to flower arranging classes, or become expert origamists. As our ex-drinkers turn into the slim, healthy blokes they always imagined themselves to be, I expect they will take up healthy eating as well. No more suspicious pies eaten at the bar. They will want a proper modern diet, with lots of broccoli and tofu. That’s the answer! It’s obvious when you think things through. The Cape York Hotel can turn into a Health Food Retreat and Alternative Therapy Hub. When we visit town we can call in for some aroma therapy, followed by one of those herbals teas with amazing properties. I can’t wait...

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Debs and their partners held a stall outside Woolworths on Sunday as part of their fundraising. THE plans are well under way for this year’s Debutante Ball which is to be held in June. The debs have been busy practising and fundraising to ensure the event is a success. They have been busy around town with sausage sizzles, street stalls, raffles, goose club and car washes which builds a sense of togetherness and is a great deal of fun for all involved. They need to rehearse a number of dances for the big event so making their debut is a large commitment on their part and on the part of the organisers. Blue and Evelyn Douglas with the assistance of Dee and Steve Castelli take them through their paces teaching them new dances and refining the ones they have already learnt. Fifteen young women will be making their debut at the ball on June 23 when they will be presented to the Northern Territory Administrator who will fly over from Darwin for the event. This year the maid of honour will be Emily Osborne and the matron of honour will be Debbie Beldham and both have been helping and rehearsing the dances. Debutante balls have been part of the social scene in Nhulunbuy since 1978 and although bi-annually in more recent years there were years that it was an annual event.

A committee is dedicated to help ensure the event runs smoothly and also that there are sufficient fundraising events to cover the costs of putting on the Debutante Ball. Their next fundraising event is a family supper dance on May 12. Tickets are available at the Qantas office in Endeavour Square and it is being promoted as an event for the whole family. The debs will also be hosting the art and craft market in May and as well as the usual bacon and egg burgers will be heaping litres of maple syrup over their freshly cooked pancakes. Coordinator Deb Hanks said the girls and their partners were really taking to the fundraising efforts as they were reaping the benefits of getting to know each other better before they shared their big night. “We would not be able to run these balls for the young people of the area if it was not for the generosity of the community and local businesses,” she said. “They have all got behind them and supported their efforts.” The Arafura Times will feature the debs in a future edition. Be sure not to miss out on the supper dance on May 12.

Training in the ‘surf’ at Town Beach IT’S business as usual for the members of the Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club as 16 members are currently taking part in training. Run over several weekends they were spotted down on Town Beach on Sunday practising their stinger sweeping skills. They entered the water donned in their stinger suits and gathered about 80 stingers - Choropsalmis Bartt - more commonly known as Gulf dwellers or dry season stingers. They are a relatively newly identified stinger first being recognised in 2006. Six junior members were working towards their bronze certificates and eight juniors and two seniors towards their Surf Rescue Certificates. The group entered the water in pairs and had to drag the net to capture the stingers which were then buried out of harms way.

Stinger suits were the order of the day. Chief instructor, Bernie Whelan, said the season was not due to start until early June and would depend on the water conditions. “They all need to be able to access the dangers and learning how to do a singer drag is just one of the many components of the assessments,” Mrs Whelan said. “The group has given up three

weekends to ensure they complete the course and it is just one of many we run throughout the year. “Training is an ongoing process throughout all levels within the club.” While the drag was on for the stingers the inflatable was on duty ensuring no other marine threats were present.


Farewell at hospital after 15 years of service WHEN Rhoda Dixon first came to Gove she came for a weekend relief in pathology at Gove District Hospital. That was 15 years ago. Last Friday her workmates held a farewell morning tea for her. Rhoda is heading to the UK for three months where she will attend the weddings of her two step-daughters along with husband Steve Payne. Ms Dixon said she had worked in many areas as relief within the hospital. “When we are in the UK we will also be going to Ireland to catch up with other ex-Goveites and a girl who grew up here is coming from Switzerland to the UK to visit us. “We will be going to motorcycle rallies and also to a rock festival where Black Sabbath and Metallica will be playing,” she said. Ms Dixon said her role involved theatre scheduling, pharmacy work and arranging passenger travel.

Rhoda Dixon (seated- second from left) with her co-workers on Friday.

Wild about Gove

Aussies are keen to work overseas ALMOST half of Australian workers (47 per cent ) are willing to move abroad for a job opportunity if it means an increase in pay, according to research by specialist recruitment and HR services company Randstad. Nearly one third (31 per cent) of Australian workers would still consider taking a job overseas that is better suited to them even if it didn’t offer a higher salary. Randstad CEO Fred van der Tang said, “Each year, January to March tends to be the time to reflect on achievements, personal and professional development and future career paths. It’s the ideal time to explore potential career opportunities and the idea of moving overseas to further your career can be very tempting. “Aussies are adventurous at heart, and see the benefits and growth potential which a move overseas can provide both professionally and personally,” said Mr Van der Tang. “However, it’s of concern that so much of our talent is considering taking their skills offshore which can leave behind a number of gaps in the Australian employment market. “Considering we are facing a significant skills shortage in many crucial industries employers need to be doing all they can to provide incentives to ensure we hold on to our best and brightest. “Employers need to focus their attention on building a strong employer brand in order attract and retain skilled workers. “Jobseekers will always be enticed by a strong salary package yet attributes such as work / life balance, flexible working hours, ongoing training programmes and opportunities to progress are just as important when looking to attract capable workers in a skills tight environment.”

THIS photo for Wild About Gove was taken from Mt Saunders looking north. Peter Lazer took the shot and said there was not a breath of fresh air that day. 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. 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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What’s On

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

May Fri 4. Picnic to celebrate International day of the Midwife at Gove and District Hospital 10.30am. Sat 12. Mothers Day stall at NPS 9am to noon. Sat 12. Family Dance as a fundraiser for the Debuatante Ball. Tickets available at Qantas. Sat 19. May markets for Debutante Ba Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy Debutante Ball. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee - 8am to noon. Sun 20. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Peninsula MX Round 3 - 8am to noon.

June Tue 5. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Sat 9. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee MX track - set up for enduro/pony - 9am to noon. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - enduro Pony round 2 - 8am to noon. Sun 10. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Finke Desert Race weekend - Alice-Finke-Alice. Sat 16. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Arafura Dance Association. Sat 23. Debutante Ball 7pm start.

JULY Sun 1. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Old natural terraine circuit round 3 - 8am to noon. Sat 14 & Sun 15. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for two day event.TBC - 9am to noon. Sat 14 & Sun 15. The third annual Dave Langridge Memorial Round Robin Touch football competition at Hindle Oval. Sat 21 - Sun 22. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Gove / Darwin challenge. Heats Sat, finals Sun- 8am to 3pm. Thu 26 to Sun, Aug 5. Gove Peninsula Festival. Sat 28. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Gove Junior Football Club.

AUGUST Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for enduro/pont - 9am until set up. Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Junior coaching. Sun 12. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Enduro pony Round 3 - 8am to noon. Sat 25. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy BMX Club.

 letters to the editor Nurses and midwives recognised THE Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the National Board) recognises that May is an important month for Australia’s 340,000 enrolled and registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives and eligible midwives. The International Day of the Midwife on May 5 and International Nurses Day on May 12 are perfect opportunities to reflect on the invaluable contribution of each profession to the health and wellbeing of the Australian community. Australia’s nursing and midwifery professions take their work extremely seriously, endeavouring to achieve the best possible health outcomes for those in their care. The National Board also has the health and safety of the public at the core of its role by ensuring that the Australian public has access to qualified and competent nurses and midwives to provide safe, quality care. The nursing and midwifery professions’ contribution to community wellbeing is not just evident in a practical sense. Their support of change and innovation to achieve better evidence-based health outcomes is in line with the work of the National Board in implementing evidence-based policy and standards to guide professional practice. On behalf of the National Board, I pay tribute to the work and diligence of Australia’s enrolled nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives and eligible midwives and acknowledge their invaluable contribution to achieving better evidence-based health care outcomes for the Australian community. Ms Anne Copeland Chair Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

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I DON’T know the details of Tim’s comment last week regarding a high MAF flight cost, but want to say that having flown with MAF/Laynha Aviation (staffed by MAF) two to three times a week for the past two years, I hold them in very high regard. They work extremely hard, have a strong commitment to the Yolngu people and long suffering patience with us frequent fliers who are often not on time, and change lots of details at the last minute. I’ll hazard a guess we wouldn’t ring Qantas to let them know we will be late for the 8pm flight, at 8pm and then complain that they took off without us, or that we had to buy another flight to replace it. Nor would the Qantas pilot be weighing us, changing the passenger details two minutes before take off, packing our luggage and doing the safety brief. It is because the pilots are so laid back and lenient that perhaps us passengers take them for granted and forget that their work and home life is affected by every flight that is pushed back further. A bit of understanding on both sides goes a long way in this remote setting. Fiona Kelly Yirrkala

Setting the record straight LAST week I put a letter in questioning the costing of MAF’s charges to a T/O at Mirrinatja. Firstly I would like to thank MAF for responding so quickly to my comments and making the effort to explain the costs involved.

I wish to apologise to MAF if I offended anyone with my comments, and also thank them for making it clear why the charges were what they were. Thanks Tim Broadbent Nhulunbuy

WordStorm heading to Darwin GET ready to ride the waves of WordStorm: 2012, a four-day extravaganza of writing in all its wild and wonderful forms, showcasing the best wordsmiths from the NT and beyond. The NT Writers’ Centre has teamed up with Australian Poetry to bring you twice the words and twice the storm. WordStorm will kick off with ‘Territory Read’ and the NT Literary Awards before sweeping visitors

away on a sea of words. Learn the lost art of letter writing in ‘Women of Letters’, and spoil your Mum with our Mother’s day brunch, hosted by literary funny-women Judith Lucy and Marieke Hardy. Tackle the big topics of the Australian literary scene with panels on Indigenous language, publishing, fact or fiction and the politics of words. WordStorm is on in Darwin from May 10 to 13.

Beverage industry profiting from ‘Cash for Containers’

SEPTEMBER Sat 1. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee - 9am to noon. Sat 1 & Sun 2 . GARMA - Australian resources Boom - Mining Sun 2. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Peninsula MX Round 4 - 8am to noon. Sun 16. Rotary Club Beach Volleyball. Sat 22. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Working bee - set up for enduro/pont - 9am until set up.

Airlines held in high regard

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by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER SOME of the ‘greenest’ people I know are kids. That’s why the NT Government has just launched a one-off grants scheme to see up to $3000 available to schools to purchase items such as a trailer to store and transport beverage

containers as part of the new cash for containers scheme. Quite apart from being home to ‘green’ thinkers our schools are invariably places where there is a good deal of fundraising to support a wide range of worthy projects. While Nhulunbuy is yet to see a collection depot (where you can take containers for the 10 cent refund) or a collection point (where you can donate containers to a community based cooperative), I remain confident that we will see a scheme established so that we can add to the more than seven million containers cashed in since the scheme commenced in the NT. It’s a scheme which focuses

on litter reduction through recycling with manufacturers by law, obliged to take their containers back and return a 10 cent deposit to consumers. Given that the NT is only the second jurisdiction in the country to see such a scheme in place, 30 years after South Australia, the start date of January 3, recognised that it was a start date and that roll-out around the Territory - especially in remote areas - would take longer. Not surprisingly the remote factor and freight aspect is what presents the biggest challenge in seeing a commercial deal struck between a depot and a scheme coordinator (the manufacturer’s representative). However, I

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have participated in many discussions with interested parties in our community as well as the responsible Minister’s office and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment that give me some encouragement that we might see the scheme rolled out here. It is blatantly unfair that the beverage industry have seen fit to hike their prices on the premise that they have to pay for the scheme, when in fact, they are profiting from the scheme when regions like ours are unable to receive the 10 cent refund. I remain singularly committed to seeing cash for containers accessible to the people in north east Arnhem Land.

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View of Arnhem Land from space THIS FAPAR (Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation) image shows the vegetation index of the land bordering the Gulf of Carpentaria as at February 16 this year. This land is generally flat and low-lying. The climate is in the area is hot and humid with two seasons (dry and wet) per year. This image was captured during the wet season, which lasts from December to March. To the west is Arnhem Land, the Top End of the Northern Territory, and Groote Eylandt, the largest island in the Gulf. The vegetation index in this area is mostly good (green). To the east is the Cape York Peninsula. The area to the south (like the Cape York Peninsula, part of Queensland) is known as the Gulf Country or simply “the Gulf.” The terrain in these areas shows a lower index (yellow), also some good photosynthetic activity can be observed along the rivers on the eastern side. Photo courtesy of

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SIBLINGS Frankie (ginger and white male) and Tilly (tortoiseshell female) are approximately 10 weeks old and looking for their new home. They are currently well handled and over loved by small children

and are very much looking forward to a home with lots of love and play and if at all possible perhaps a little serenity. These sweet babies are litter trained, wormed, vaccinated and will be desexed.

If you think you can give these delightful kittens the loving home they deserve please contact the RSPCA on 0437 526 502 and we will be happy to discuss the best pet for your lifestyle.

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anzac day services


Roger Gellett lays a wreath on behalf of the RSL.

Nhulunbuy Scouts, Cubs and Joeys remember the ANZACS.

Navy Cadets lay a wreath.

Students from Nhulunbuy High School lay a wreath.

Students from Nhulunbuy Primary made their own wreaths.

Tara Milne for Gove District Hospital.

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Major Jamie Cooper-Maitland on behalf on NORFORCE.

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Squadron Leader Grahame Tribe on behalf of the RAAF.

Leeanne Parise for the Nhulunbuy Rotary Club.

Mita Dargaville with a wreath on behalf of the Nhulunbuy Corporation

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Warrant Office Stu Mackie with Tanya and Tony Foster at the Boat Club after the dawn service.

Marchers arrive at the cenotaph.

Jonah Thingle and Major Jamie Cooper-Maitland at the Boat Club.

On parade.

Phil Herdman, Trevor Jones and Mo Mckay.

Nhulunbuy High school captains Saille Frumenzi and Carlene Tawhi at the Dawn Service.

ABOVE: Members of NORFORCE who took part in the march and Anzac Day service. LEFT: Keith and Maree Weymes at the Boat Club.

Taking the salute at the march past - NORFORCE Major James Cooper-Maitland and RAAF Squadron Leader Grahame Tribe.

RIGHT: Greg Girle and Scott Sims after the service.

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5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The Net 2.0”(M v 2006) An American computer expert is framed for stealing $140 million from the Russian Mafia. 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home & Away 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy: “This Magic Moment” The doctors split into teams for a risky surgery involving conjoined twins. Bailey recruits Meredith to be a buffer beteen her and Ben when he puts pressure on moving their relationship to a more serious level and Richard teaches Alex a tough lesson in the OR. 9:30 Desperate Housewives: “Is This What You Call Love?” 10:30 Private Practice: “The Standing Eight Count” 11:30 My Big Friggin Wedding: “Let’s Friggin’Party” 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 6:45 World News 2:30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Bush Pilots Of Alaska 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 8:00 How To Cook Like Heston: Cheese 8:30 Heston’s Fishy Feast 9:30 The Family UK: You’re The One - Shay and Sunny’s wedding preparations are in full swing but Shay’s family are still the missing link. With no one to give her away on the big day, Shay is left questioning if blood really does run thicker than water. 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Dave In The Life: Politician 12:35 Movie: “Taxidermia” (MA l,s,a,n) - In Hungarian. György Pálfi’s grotesque tale of three generations of Hungarian men who pursue their extreme appetites for sex, food, and immortality. 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Childrens Programmes 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:00 Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Yorkshire 6:50 Minuscule: Sunburn 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 QI: Illness (PG) - Stephen Fry displays his breeziest and most patronising bedside manner for an episode that’s all about illness, infection and injury. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: (M,v) Blood And Circuses - The circus is in town and when one of the sideshow acts is murdered, Phryne poses as a magician’s assistant to investigate. CAST: Essie Davis 9:30 The Shadow Line: (Final) M l,v) - Bede desperately tries to complete this final drug deal as his wife’s condition deteriorates, while Gabriel is inexorably drawn to a shocking confrontation with Gatehouse. CAST: Stephen Rea 10:30 Lateline: A unique nightly news analysis program bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of Australian and international news and events. 11:10 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 12:10 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:00 Friday Night Football: North Queensland Cowboys v St George Illawarra Dragons. - Live from Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville 9:00 Friday Night Football: Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs - ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 11:00 Movie: Any Which Way You Can (M v, 1980)- Tough guy Philo and his sidekick, Clyde, fight crooks, stupid cops and bikers in this hilarious sequel to 1978’s Every Which Way But Loose. Starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith 1:10 Movie: Dracula A.D. 72 (M v,h 1972) - When a group of swinging Satan worshipers in the ultra-mod London of 1972 resurrect Dracula, the blood-sucking count will stop at nothing to exact revenge from the descendants of the man who killed him 100 years before. Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Stephanie Beacham. 3:00 Danoz Direct 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 The Midday Movie: Leatherheads (PG v,l 2008) Set in the 1920s, a pro football player convinces a college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under. Starring George Clooney, Rene Zellweger 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 6:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 6: Western Bulldogs v Collingwood 9:30 Targa Wrest Point 11:00 Italian Symphony Of Food 11:30 True Beauty - Our beauties will be attending a red carpet party where they will be the guests of honour. They will be judged on their poise and presentation as they walk the red carpet and work the crowd. However, Vanessa announces one more twist; they will each have a surprise partner. Hosted by VANESSA MINNILLO. 1:30 Special: Animal Cunning - A documentary researching animal intelligence and if they are capable of rational thought. 2:30 Infomercials -Shopping programme. 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Rituals: Around the World in 80 Faiths: Australasia and Indonesia 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: Oman 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Rosyth to Hull - In Tyneside, Neil Oliver challenges the women of Cullercoats to drag a heavy lifeboat over miles of headland in an effort to re-create a rescue carried out by their ancestors nearly 150 years previously. 8:35 Titanic: The Mission: Safety - Four modern day engineers attempt to rebuild sections of the Titanic, using the tools and techniques of the early twentieth century. 9:30 As It Happened: The Long March to Freedom: Captivity - This three-part series tells, for the first time, the story of the thousands of British, American and Commonwealth POWs who were forced to march from Poland to Germany in the winter of 1945, to evade the advancing Soviet army. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: A Frozen Flower 1:25 Kurt Wallander: The Container Lorry - A semi-trailer is found dumped near a lake in the south of Sweden with a container full of dead people, and one crying baby. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer (PG) 11:00 Spicks And Specks: 200th Episode Spectacular 11:30 7.30 NT12:00 A Quiet Word... Lily Tomlin 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 QI: Illness 1:30 The Wonder Years: Dance With Me 2:00 The Wonder Years: Dance With Me 2:00 Football: SANFL: Round 7 - West Adelaide Vs Port Adelaide 4:55 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Isle Of Wight 5:40 Wild At Heart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: (PG) Objects Of Desire 8:30 Whitechapel: (M,v) - AThe bodies of two women, dismembered by the same weapon, and killed by the same poison... What can Chandler and the team learn from past cases, to help them find the killer? CAST: Rupert Penry-Jones. 9:20 Five Days: (M a,v) - DAY 8: A week since the train hit ‘Lola’ and an abandoned baby, Michael, was discovered in the hospital, Laurie and Mal are getting closer. Nusrat’s younger brother returns from Pakistan. CAST: Suranne Jones, David Morrissey 10:20 United States Of Tara: Work (M l,s) - HD. Tara’s new friendship with Tiffany ends in disaster, after the mural Tara had been working on for her is destroyed.CAST: Toni Collette, John Corbett 10:50 United States Of Tara: Inspiration (M l,s) 11:15 Rage Guest Programmer (MA l,d,h,n,s,v.)

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 PWC 10:00 Getaway 10:30 Kids’ WB 10:35 Ben10: Ultimate Alien 11:00 Thundercats 11:30 Wakkaville 12:00 Pixel Pinkie 12:30 A Gurl’s Wurld 1:00 Gasp 1:30 The Saddle Club 2:00 Kitchen Whiz 2:30 Pyramid 3:00 The Fresh Prince Of Belair 3:30 The Best Of Australia 4:30 National News - First At Five 5:00 Your 4x4 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:10 The Voice: Let The Battles Begin - Part 1 9:10 Movie: Ocean’s Thirteen (PG l,v,s 2007) - It’s bolder, riskier, the most dazzling heist yet. George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon reteam for a split second caper that stacks the deck with wit, style and cool. 11:40 Movie: All The Presidents Men (M l, 1976) - Two Washington Post investigative reporters cover a seemingly routine story of a break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington’s Watergate office building. Based on the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward about the Watergate scandal. Starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman. 2:15 The Baron: The Maze (PG) 3:15 Nine Presents: John Farnham - The Acoustic Chapel Sessions 3:30 Danoz Direct 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Stitch! 6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show - Weekends 9:30 The Woodlies 10:00 Zeke’s Pad 10:30 Castaway 11:30 Minute To Win It 12:30 TBA 1:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Essendon v Brisbane 4:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Gold Coast v Fremantle 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Sydney v Adelaide 10:30 Parking Wars *Double Episode*(PG) - A real-life look at the people on the front lines of parking enforcement. 11:30 The Late Movie: Our House (M 2006) - In response to a good deed, a wealthy widow opens her home to the homeless amid the objections of her family and friends. Starring Doris Roberts, Judy Reyes, Jim Cody Williams, Stacy Solodkin, E.J Callahan, DeborahVan Valkenburgh, Omar J Dorsey and Ellen Geer. 1:30 Special - The Super Dragons - Meet a group of Aboriginal people whose existence, even today, is closely related to a particular group of lizards. 2:30 Auction Squad: The squad are battling heatstroke and wallpaper that just won’t budge. 4:30 Dr Oz: Stress In Your Relationship Makes You Sick - Dr Oz examines how stress in relationships can make you ill. Dr Oz reveals the top health secret women keep: incontinence. Plus a Latin dance workout.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2:45 The Chopin Etudes 2:50 Kathleen Ferrier 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven: Waldstein 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Frank Sinatra Sings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections: Burj Al Arab 8:30 RocKwiz: Vanessa Amorosi & Ashley Naylor 9:15 Movie: Sunshine Cleaning (M a,s,l 2008) - In order to raise the tuition to send her drop-out son to private school, Rose starts an unusual business with her slacker sister Norah, cleaning up after death. A poignant and bittersweet film, about respect, love and clearing up body parts. Directed by Christine Jeffs and stars Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin. 11:00 Shintaro - Looks at the 1960s cross-cultural TV sensation that was ‘The Samurai’. Imported from Japan, dubbed into American English, it was a smash hit, astonishing broadcasters, advertisers, the press and critics alike. 12:00 South Park: The Early Years: Halloween: Pink Eye 12:30 FA Cup Final 2012 - Live from Wembley Stadium, London. (Sport) 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Northumberland 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: Pole Position 2:00 New Tricks: Objects Of Desire 3:00 Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit Of The Rural Studio 4:00 Daniel Libeskind: Denver Art Museum, Frederick C. Hamilton Building 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: May 5:00 Voyage To The Planets: Mars 5:50 Minuscule: The Wing Case 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: Hospital Chaplains: Why Me? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Two on the Great Divide (Final) (PG) John and Tim travel through Queensland, ending up just seven kilometres from PNG. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Made-To-Measure Murders (M v) 10:00 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Blood And Circuses (M,v) 11:00 Movie: The Apartment (PG 1960 B&W) - ‘Bud’ Baxter knows the way to success in business - it’s through the door of his apartment! Where he provides a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses. DIR: Billy Wilder CAST: Jack Lemmon 1:00 Movie: Fool For Love (M 1985) - In a decaying motel, Eddie and May share more than a memory, more than a pact, and more than obsessive love. 2:45 Rage

5:30 Team Umizoomi 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Pyramid 1:00 Getaway 1:30 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Central Capras v Burleigh Bears 3:30 Sunday Football: Sydney Roosters v Newcastle Knights 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Block: Room Reveal 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts (*All New*M v) - In the wake of an anti-cult activist’s homicide, the CBI question a cult leader who is Jane’s old adversary. 9:00 Unforgettable: Heartbreak (*All New* M v) - Carrie and Al are at a loss to explain how a murder victim mysteriously appeared in an empty ballpark. 10:00 Harry’s Law: After The Lovin (*All New* M v,s) - Harry squares off against a lawyer from her past when she works for a man who claims cigarettes killed his wife. 11:00 Flashpoint: First In Line 12:00 The Avengers: Something Nasty In The Nursery 1:00 Spyforce: The Courier (PG) 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

5:30 Phineas and Ferb 6:00 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Footy Flashbacks 12:30 2012 AFL Premiereship Season Rnd 6: Carlton v GWS Giants 3:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Port Adelaide v Richmond 6:30 Dancing With The Stars 8:30 Bones: The Warrior In The Wuss - The corpse of a truck company employee is found in the middle of the woods. After the victim’s son is questioned, Booth and Brennan visit his karate class in search of a motive. 9:30 Castle: The Blue Buttlerfly - When Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective. Castle realises the only way to solve the presentday murder is to solve the murder from the past. T 11:30 Forensic Investigators - Australia’s True Crimes 12:30 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 1:40 Room For Improvement 2:00 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 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Athletics: 36th Marathon de Paris 4:00 2012 Australian BMX Championships 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece: Outer Mani 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: LMachu Picchu Decoded - As the 100th anniversary of its discovery approaches, a new generation of archaeologists are for the first time accurately decoding Machu Picchu, with new revelations about who built it, how and why. 8:30 Prophets Of Science Fiction: Arthur C. Clarke is responsible for imagining the cornerstone of modern telecommunication technology: the satellite, and his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick on the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey predicted videophones, iPads, and commercial spaceflight. 9:25 Movie Of The Week: Summer Hours (M 2009) In French. Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother’s succession. 11:20 Movie: 12 (M v,l 2007) In Russian. Loosely based on the 1957 film, 12 Angry Men. 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Backyard Science 10:25 Science Clips 10:35 Ace Day Jobs 10:40 Inside Science 10:55 Catalyst Bytes 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum’s Butler 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Monarch Of The Glen 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Puglia 6:50 Minuscule: Down The Chimney 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Moses Jones: (Final) (M l,v) - The case starts to get personal as Moses, worried for the safety of Joy, suggests she stay in a hotel used for police witnesses. CAST: Shaun Parkes 12:30 Movie: The Bells Of St Mary’s (G 1945) -At a big city Catholic school, Father O’Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. DIR: Leo McCarey CAST: Bing Crosby 2:30 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 4 - Teams TBA

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 The Midday Movie: Finding Neverland (PG 2004)2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 Revenge: Commitment - Daniel plans a romantic proposal, and Charlotte is devastated when forced to move back home. Jack’s life is put in jeopardy when he’s betrayed, and Nolan forces Emily to think twice about her actions. 8:30 Pictures Of You 9:15 How I Met Your Mother 9:45 Happy Endings 10:15 30 Rock 11:45 Picture This 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 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 11:30 National Morning News 11:30 The 11:30 The Midday Movie: Ties That Bind (2007) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3.30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News At 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 Seven News 5:30 National News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Home And Away: Brax confronts Hayley about Charlie’s 6:30 The Block death, April tries to get Heath to drop the invasive DNA test 7:30 The Big Bang Theory - The Hot Troll Deviation and Casey decides that he wants to get in contact with Henri. 8:00 The Big Bang Theory - The Stag Convergence 7:00 TBA 9:00 Two Broke Girls 9:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 10:00 National News Special Presentation: 2012 Budget Special 9:00 TBA Edition 10:00 TBA 11:30 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A: Revisit No. 1 11:00 Royal Pains: Hank & The Deep Blue Sea - It’s time for 11:30 Chase Repo (M) - When the son of a State Trooper is brutally Carlos’ christening and Boris asks Hank to be the baby’s murdered, Annie Frost and the U.S. Marshal team are called in godfather, a somewhat scary proposition given the recent to track down the killer. actions of Boris’ ‘crazy, murderous’ family. 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 12:00 Sons And Daughters: 1:00 Danoz Direct 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Home Shopping 3:00 Goodmorning America 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 National Early Morning News 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Today 5:00 Seven Early News 5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our lives 2:30 11:30 The Midday Movie Brian’s Song (2001) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Toybox 3:30 Lab Rats 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 Deal Or No Deal National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 Seven News 5:30 National News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Home And Away - Sasha shuts Xavier of her life after their 6:30 The Block break-up. Casey encounters conflict with one of his teachers. 7:30 Celebrity Apprentice: BMW 3 Series Print Advert - The Meanwhile, an old familiar face, Hayley, returns to Summer celebrities must produce a broadsheet print advertisement to Bay. launch the new BMW 3 Series. After test driving the cars, it’s 7:00 TBA down to business with the celebrities not only shooting the 8:00 TBA ad but also facing the nerve-racking task of pitching the final 9:00 TBA product to a panel of executives. 10:00 The Amazing Race 9:00 The Mentalist 11:00 30 Rock 10:00 CSI: Miami: Happy Birthday 11:30 Eastbound & Down 11:00 Weeds: The Three Coolers (MA d,l,s) 12:00 Sons And Daughters 11:30 Eclipse 12:30 Infomercials 12:00 20/20 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 1:00 Danoz Direct 3:30 NBC Today 2:30 Newstyle Direct 4:30 Sunrise Extra 3:00 Good Morning America 5:00 Seven Early News 4:30 National Early Morning News/ 5:00 Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Warriors: The Ghosts of the 7th Cavalry 2:40 McLaren’s Negatives 2:50 Spacefiles: Moon: Our Partner in Space 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: Wheel of Mythfortune 8:30 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy: Vietnam - Virologist and explorer Dr. Mike Leahy is on a high-stakes mission to meet the deadliest creatures on the planet. His exploration of Vietnam takes him from monsoonal Hanoi to tropical Ho Chi Minh City, meeting as many local bugs and parasites as possible along the way, and throwing caution to the wind as he encounters tapeworms, a killer virus and deadly liver flukes. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Living Black 1:35 About Men: Coming of Age - This three-part series examines what it means to be an Australian man in contemporary society. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight


5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:30 Celebrity Apprentice: “Celebrity Funfair”- It’s carnival time and the teams will be split down the middle running one side of the Funfair each. Don’t expect just your average jumping castles though, the celebrities will have to work hard for their money, with being dunked just the start! 9:00 The NRL Footy Show - A mix of footy and fun as we take you inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 10:45 The AFL Footy Show - Join the Logie Award winning Footy Show for its 19th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and Matthew Lloyd as they go where no other show dares. 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team: Newmarket 6:50 Minuscule: Love Apple 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Budget 2012: The Treasurer’s Speech 8:00 7.30 Budget Special 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (M v) - A plague of hate mail ends in a tragic suicide that Miss Marple finds suspicious. When another death occurs her suspicions prove well founded. CAST: G James D’Arcy, Geraldine McEwan 10:05 Artscape: Symphonia Eluvium - Symphony Of The Floods - An insight into a new symphony inspired by the Queensland floods and performed at the 2011 Brisbane Festival. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business: Budget Special 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:40 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:40 Time Team: Newmarket 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 7 - Williamstown v Port Melbourne


5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Being Spanish 10:35 Behind The News 11:00 Country House Rescue 11:45 Big Ideas Sampler 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Surviving Extremes 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 My Family 6:00 River Cottage: Autumn 6:50 Minuscule: The Grocery Store Incident 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Silk (M d) Tough, smart and sharp legal drama following the tension, passion and intrigue of Martha Costello and Clive Reader, two brilliant rival barristers on the front line of criminal law. CAST: Rupert Penry-Jones 9:30 Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy - Featuring interviews with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Captain Cook: Obsession And Discovery: Taking Command 12:25 The Clinic 2:15 At The Movies: Short Cuts 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 7 - East Fremantle Vs South Fremantle









5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 For The Juniors 10:15 Cyberchase 10:40 Our Animals 10:45 Behind The News Special 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help 2:00 Parliment Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 My Family 6:00 Country House Rescue: Pentillie Castle 6:50 Minuscule: To The Port Now! 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Wild Life At The Zoo 8:30 Randling - A game show, hosted by Andrew Denton. 9:05 Laid 9:35 Agony Aunts - Our Aunts leads us through the first date, find out how to eat, behave, kiss and even what personal information is best kept to yourself. 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Review With Myles Barlow (M l,v) 12:00 The Armstrong And Miller Show (M l,s) 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:30 It Could Never Happen to Me - This film addresses the problems facing young people in South Africa, Brazil, UK, USA, Thailand and Dubai and the fight against AIDS. 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 7 - West Adelaide Vs Port Adelaide

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5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block 7:00 The Voice: The Battles - Part 3 9:00 Person Of Interest: Matsya Nyaya (*All New*) - The Machine’s latest number places Reese undercover with an armoured truck crew, a case that brings back memories of his last CIA mission and painful decisions he was forced to make. Starring Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman. 10.00 CSI: NY: Right Next Door -The CSI team have to investigate a fire in Stella’s apartment building and a mysterious dead body found at the scene. 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:00 The Whole Truth: True Confessions(M) 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News/ 5:30 Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: Mr Average (M l,s 2006 In French) 2:40 Steel Homes 2:50 Spacefiles: Jaw-Drop: Eclipses and Aurorae 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indian School: Girl Talk 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Bruce Forsyth 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: Eastern Plays (M a,v,d,l 2008) in Bulgarian, English and Turkish. Estranged brothers struggle to cope with the bleak reality of post-communist Bulgaria, trapped between racist violence, drug addiction and a desperate search for meaning in their lives. A sensitively observed portrait of racial strife in present day Bulgaria. Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the 2009 Warsaw International Film Festival. 12:40 Movie: Up and Down (M l,a,s 2004) In Czech. The discovery of an abandoned baby by two smugglers kicks into gear a series of tragic yet comic events when they decide to sell the child through a pawn shop to Franta, the desperate and childless wife of a racist soccer hooligan. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Once Upon a Time in the Sunderbans 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest India: Himalayas: Surviving the Summits - From the snow-capped Himalayas and mighty Ganges to the lost world of the north-east, this five part series celebrates India’s spectacular landscapes and wildlife. 8:35 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - Adventurer Charley Boorman sets off to cross Canada, the world’s second largest country, by motorbike. 9:35 Civilisation: Is The West History? Work - In the final episode, the West is in danger of losing confidence in itself. With the decline of Western beliefs, what has happened to Christianity and the Protestant work ethic? 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: Bellamy (M l 2009) - In French. As he does every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife, Françoise, in the family house in Nimes. Currently investigating a man who has ‘disappeared’ while suspected of insurance fraud and murder. 1:00 Movie: Coffe and Cigarettes (M l 2003) 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



Your Lucky

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

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

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.

This is not the best time to mix business with pleasure. You may find yourself getting into something which is difficult to get out of. Romance. You will need to be ready for anything this week! A strong aspect to Neptune will spark your imagination, and open your mind, so don’t turn what will seem a surprise offer.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

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.

Make sure to plan and try to get things right the first time! You will feel pressured and a careless mistake made by someone else could throw your plans into disarray. Romance. Your friends may wonder what has been going on recently. The more you try to keep your plans under wraps, the more curious everyone will become.

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

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


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

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


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

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

at birth and cease only at death.

– Albert Einstein

A difficult aspect to Mars will leave you feeling frustrating as it seems that you cannot get anything off the ground. Be sure to focus on older tasks this week. Romance. Somebody close to you will cause you to lose your temper dramatically this week. You have a lot to do and won’t want to be held up but you may have to live it.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

should commence

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

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.

Intellectual growth


Stars  

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)


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.



Your  Lucky

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.

You will find yourself getting annoyed when other people create a mess and expect you to clean up after them. You may have to be a little more assertive this week. Romance. You will be feeling very “homely” at the moment. Take advantage of these strong urges by spoiling your partner a few times.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You will be generally feeling adventurous despite how things seem in the world. Don’t be afraid to take a punt on a financial outing and everything will seem rosier. Romance. Don’t be too aggressive, even if you feel you are being messed about. Make sure to not bring any risky moves in your professional life over to any personal relationships.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Your positive mood will be picked up by a person who has not noticed you in the past. You are in control at the moment and your self-assurance will bode well for you. Romance. You will be the centre of attention at the moment and you will be loving it. Don’t forget that other people deserve special praise as well to make sure things don’t come crashing down at the end of the month.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) A person who has little idea what to do himself may try to give you advice. Ignore it completely, however convincing their comments appear to you. Romance. If your partner is not as sympathetic as you would like, there could be trouble on the cards. Be strong and don’t be swayed by emotional arguments.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Your head will need to focus as many others around you will have their head in the clouds. You mustn’t allow yourself to be held back by other people’s negativity as you have plenty to do and need to overcome their scepticism. Romance. A new friend will be impressed by the way you handle an unexpected crisis. This will come as a welcome confidence boost in your personal life.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may have to change your goals a little, if only for the short term. You might be making things too difficult for yourself. Romance. This will be a very good time for romance and, provided you don’t lose patience with your partner, you will make great strides towards solving a few questions that have been troubling you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Contact with a strong willed and opinionated person may be interesting. You are not likely to change your beliefs overnight, but you will want to think about what this person has said. Romance. Your partner may seem a little distant and distracted over the week. Take their feelings into account and stick by your long term plans together.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

Conflict over a shared possession could lead to friction with another member of your family. Be careful of the rest of your family’s opinions and it may be best to give in this time. Romance. Your partner will be right behind you this week. Be sure to use them for advice and comfort as you may find other aspects of your life difficult at the moment.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A powerful unconscious force will be shaping your behaviour at the time. Don’t be too afraid of this and be careful to not exaggerate its genuine influence. Romance. Your open minded approach to life at the moment should enhance your communications with your partner. They need to hear it loud and clear!

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Students take over at high school By JASMINE BODY NhuluNbuy high School’s principal Frank Greene was approached by a student with a proposal to take over their school newsletter. After he agreed a newsletter committee was quickly put together and over 20 participants signed up. The committee works hard every week to present a fortnightly issue. The articles and photos are done by both the students and other community member wishing to advertise and notify the community or their events. The newsletter committee published their first newsletter ‘The Easter Edition’ on the final week of term two and it was a big success. The committee covers a range of different events from NAIDOC and carnival days to science experiments and excursions. The Newsletter has been organised between Jasmine body (year 11) and Rhoda Shine (school secretary). between the two they have been doing well to keep up to date on the latest events and deadlines. The next issue will be published on Thursday, May 3. This will be the second issue and will be new and exciting. It is emailed to school student’s families and different community groups. The newsletter committee has done an excellent job and everyone is looking forward to the future issues for 2012.

The Newsletter Committee at Nhulunbuy High School.

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

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

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E:

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

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

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

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

Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

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

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

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

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

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

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

Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

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

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

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

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

Time 0349 1033 1705 2309

Thu 3 Ht 2.58 0.94 2.46 1.31

Time 0505 1136 1806

Fri 4 Ht 2.58 0.94 2.60

Time 0019 0631 1240 1904

Sat 5 Ht 1.10 2.65 0.95 2.78

Time 0124 0747 1346 1954

Sun 6 Ht 0.84 2.78 0.97 2.96

Time 0222 0847 1447 2041


Ht 0.59 2.90 0.99 3.11

Mon 7 Time 0315 0940 1542 2126

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Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877

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



Time 0404 1029 1631 2210

W/E Apr 22 W/E Apr 22 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 16/04













Wednesday 18/04







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 19/04







Friday 20/04







Saturday 21/04












7952 39700 10446



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

Sunday 22/04 TOTAL

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

Ht 0.25 2.97 1.06 3.28

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

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Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256

Tuesday 17/04

Tue 8 Ht 0.39 2.97 1.02 3.22

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

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 2

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

Forward in Faith Ministries

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

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

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

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

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

Church services

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

4062 30219

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

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 23 31.7 23.5 0.2 Tuesday 24 31 23.2 NIL Wednesday 25 30.1 23.5 NIL Thursday 26 28.8 22.8 44.8 Friday 27 29.3 24.3 0.8 Saturday 28 29.6 23.0 NIL Sunday 29 29.9 19.2 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 236 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1013.4 hPa on Thursday Min: 1007.8 hPa on Monday Averages for the month of April Max temp: 30.9 Min temp: 23.2 Rainfall: 229.7 mm


Netball clinics held during youth week

Two teams show Arnhem netball strength

By NICOLE HOVELROUD FIVE fruits and two vegies per day was one of the messages the netball girls took away from the three day clinic they participated in, which spanned over three days from of April 12 to 14. Gove Netball Association was delighted with the turn out of girls who took part in the first Youth Week Junior Netball Clinic with over 40 girls between the ages of five and 16 taking part. It was designed to introduce the girls to the sport of netball, encourage the development of further skills for those already experienced in the game and encourage cross cultural learning. The girls were taken through their paces by Anne Knight, development officer, Netball NT. Ms Knight presented targeted skills and drills which were relevant to each age group. A group of seven players travelled from Gapuwiyak to take part in the two day clinic for older participants. This was made possible with generous support from Miwatj, Anglicare, Sport and Recreation. The young Yolngu girls showed a lot of class on the court with their brilliant ball skills being a highlight. Along with the netball, there were also presentations from Coreena Augustin, nutritionist, who helped the girls learn about which foods are best for athletes to consume. Rick Browne from Mitwatj did a presentation regarding the dangers of smoking and especially focusing on the effects of smoking on sporting performance and Deb Farrely, former international umpire arranged by Netball NT, rounded off the girls education with a talk on netball rules. The clinic was a result of the successful collaboration between Gove Netball Association, Miwatj Health, Anglicare, Netball NT, FaCSHIA and NT Health. The clinic was part of the Youth Week celebrations. Along with the clinic, a level one umpiring course was held qualifying four new umpires and a lively round robin competition was conducted on Sunday for the GNA senior teams. The junior netball season has commenced each Wednesday at the netball courts behind The Arnhem Club from 4.30 to 5.30pm. The seniors start on May 2. Any enquiries can be directed to the clubs email: Apologies : Photos in last week’s Arafura Times were taken by Nicole Hovelroud.

By NICOLE HOVELROUD THE School Sport NT 12 and Under Netball championships were held in Palmerston, Darwin, last month. The Arnehm Cluster was represented by two teams; the Arnhem Hot Shots comprised of girls from Nhulunbuy Primary School, Nhulunbuy High School and Nhulunbuy Christian School while the Arnhem team included girls from Gapuwiyak and Yirrkala. After a day and a half of round robin games teams were split into pool A and B. Arnhem Hot Shots found themselves in pool

A and faced some very tough competition from PARCS, City, Northern Suburbs and Desert Storm. The girls played to the best of their ability and showed huge improvements in both skill and fitness, winning more games than last year. Arnhem Hot Shots defended well and displayed fantastic attitude both on and off the court. Arnhem were placed into pool B and displayed athleticism that caught everyone’s attention. Arnhem faced tough competition from PARCS, Rivers, City and Northern Suburbs. Arnhem won four out of five games, finding the Rivers team the toughest

Guwarrwarr Marawili, Madeline Wutjara, Djari Mununggurr, Angie Gumana and Chloe Baxter.

competition. Rivers secured the nail biting game 17-16, placing Arnhem second in pool B, an outstanding effort. Both teams were billeted; a huge learning curve and a first for most. The girls were very well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, particularly being treated to the delights of city life. All girls, and families, should be very proud of the way in which they managed the challenges of living away from home. Madeline Wutjara from Gapuwiyak was named in the squad of 18 to attend further training before the NT team is announced. Madeline made it into this squad









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last year and we wish her all the best in her endeavor to be named in the NT Team to play in Adelaide later in the year. Both teams demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship both on and off the court, with the Arnhem Hot Shots awarded the Sportsmanship award for their pool. Coaches and managers from both teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were very proud of the attitude and conduct all girls displayed. Both teams were a pleasure to take away and represented the Arnhem Cluster with distinction. We were very proud to be associated with such a lovely group of girls.

Chloe Grieve, Marika Dobell and Rebecca Hermanus performed consistently for Arnhem Hot Shots.

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Roberta Mununggiritj fights for possession of the ball for Arnhem.

Two teams of U12 girls represented East Arnhem at the championships.

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Local kids in the running at Melbourne Championships TEn students from nhulunbuy High School recently participated in the Indigenous Athletic Championships in Melbourne. Gerard Yunupingu, Maryanne Yunupingu, Kyaciah Yibaruk, Shakira Baxter, Moesha Ling, dakota Priestly, dwin Rynski, Caleb Juda, Mali Martin and Shandyn Moody were part of an Australia wide group of more than 60 young people. The Athletics for the outback camp was held to coincide with the 90th Australian Athletics Championships. The three-day camp included education and athletics activities followed by competition opportunities at Lakeside Stadium. Accompanying chaperone Tracy Ah Sam said, “The kids were all great and tried their hardest.” She gave special thanks to Sally and all the team from Australian Athletics who organised, funded and looked after the nT Team. Particular highlights of the trip were boxing training, shopping and meeting some famous athletes. Everyone enjoyed their experiences and all athletes competed well in the events. An outstanding performance was achieved for Gerard Yunupingu, who after an unfortunate slip on the starting block for the 100m sprint, gained a second place in the 200m sprint (Arnhem land style, no shoes, no block). The event was a wonderful experience and may have inspired a future olympic athlete in some of the youth involved.

Ready for the competition - Gerard, Maryanne, Shakira and Kyaciah

Volleyball results Round 10 of Gove Volleyball was played on April 24. Results were: Indecision defeated Set to Kill 3-0 with best players Ange, Robyn, Paul and Fred. The Wilsons defeated Congo 3-0. Best players Akiyo, Teagan, John and CLint. Spike in the Trned defeated Techo Tigers 3-0. best players Bree, Maggy, Jason ans Justin. Besties defeated net Assets 3-0. Best players Jo, Janine, Guss and Matt. Billwhacked defeated Reach out 3-0. Best players Zoe, Lena, dave and Jake. Meet the Blockers defeated Rubber ducks 3-0. Best players Jenine, Fiona, Matt and Steve. one Hit Wonders defeated Energizers 3-0. Best players Lyn, Lara, Brett and George. Fred Who? defeated Russia 2-1. Best players Sally,Sam, Josh and Lucas. Court Jesters defeated Ballz up 3-0. Best players Jacintha, Alma, Semisi and Scott. Caustic Jocks defeated Mad Hatters 2-1. Best players namita, Leanne, Andrew and Ritesh. YSoSRS defeated Hi n Ezy 2-1. Best players Jessica, Amy Craig and Rodney. drink spikers defeated To Kill a Blocking nrd 3-0. Best players Emma, Marilla, Mark and Robb.

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Kids got to meet athletes - Kyaciah, Shakira and Dwin with Ben Harradine

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Ready for anything..Kyaciah, Maryanne and Moesha.

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Jamie completes Boston Marathon

Three local girls make rep. team

Tegan and Jamie with the IMP team (Nadie, Rob and Tim) before the start of the marathon. A YIRRKALA man successfully completed the world’s oldest marathon in Boston last month. Jamie Wunungmurra from Yirrkala overcame many hurdles to make his way through the tough 42.195km course on April 16. Despite testing conditions with a temperature of 31 degrees at the start line Jamie finished the course in six hours and seven minutes. Jamie was one of two atheletes running in the marathon as part of the Indigenous Marathon Project which is run by Robert de Castella.

Tegan Pigram from Derby WA completed the course in five hours and 14 minutes. The two athletes turned what one day seemed impossible into reality proving to themselves and the rest of the nation that if they can run a marathon they can achieve anything. This is an incredible example of the strength, spirit and determination. “I tried not to stop the whole way and kept pushing my limits,” said Jamie. “I used the crowd as an inspiration throughout the race and used

Jamie at the finish line with fellow runner Tegan Pigram.

their energy to get me to the finish line.” Jamie’s coach Tim Rowe said this is such a big occasion for the runners. “We are really happy for them. This wasn’t as easy way to introduce them to a marathon as the conditions were so tough but it was so great that they kept going,” Mr Rowe said. The road doesn’t end for the pair who will now continue to work through elements of their Certificate III in Community Recreation.

Jamie with his running singlet.

Dana Gumbula takes a mark. By ALF WILSON THREE Aboriginal girls from North Territory communities gained great experience when they were members of a combined central and north Queensland team which competed at the under 16 State Australian Rules Championships in Brisbane on April 20 and 21. Dana Gumbula (Ngukurr), Solodi Baker (Milingimbi) and Tammy Wunungmurra (Elcho) are boarding students at Townsville’s Shalom Christian College and travelled to the State capital with their teacher/coach Melissa Sotheren who hails from Darwin. Dana is a fullback whilst Solodi and Tammy played in the midfield. Palm Island’s Deanne Sibley was also in the team which lost all of their matches against much more-experienced teams. “Congratulations go to girls for their great efforts,” Ms Sotheren said. At the end of the carnival Shalom Sports Academy staff member Ms Sotheren was announced as the inaugural Queensland School Girls Women’s Merit Coach. That recognised her efforts in bringing her girls together from all different regions to play very well at the carnival. “As this was the competition’s first year only a merit team was announced but selectors informed me that if a full squad had been named to travel to the Australian Championships Deanne Sibley would have been picked as part of this,” she said.

Young rugby union player from Yirrkala gets Territory call-up MARSHALL Gurruwiwi from Yirrkala represented the NT U18’s Indigenous Schoolboys at the Rugby Union championships in Alice Springs over four days last week. Marshall was selected not only on his ability but his ‘no school-no play’ school attendance record (which is excellent). He played games against NSW, Queensland and ACT teams and acquitted himself very well. The NT team had players from Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine and East Arnhem all on the ‘no school- no play program Marshall is second on the left in the middle row.

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Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5


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Dave creates a performance for Rod Steward fans that should not be missed.

COMING SOON… DJ OTTO returns May 11 & 12 plus Band KIWI BREEZE May 18 & 19.

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Arnhem Club “Bottle O” Bottleshop Specials Specials start Monday, April 16  Finish Sunday, May 6 Canadian Club Whisky 700ml

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Tooheys New stubs carton


Pure Blonde stubs & cans carton


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