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Businesses support gala dinner

NT Attorney General, Rob Knight, Local Member for Nhulunbuy, Lynne Walker and East Arnhem Executive Committee chairman Tim Bunton at the Gala Dinner in Nhulunbuy. BY MARJO HALLOWELL THE think,buy and be local theme was apparent as local businesses showed their support by attending the Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner on Saturday night. The Nhulunbuy Town Hall was the venue for the annual dinner which was part of the October business month highlighting the importance of businesses within the community. Presentations were made by

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Marngarr Resource Centre, the Nhulunbuy Corporation, Charles Darwin University, ITEC Employment Services, Department of Employment Education and Workplace Relations, Community Enterprises Australia, Gil’s Graphic Solutions, Norforce, Lirrwi Yolgnu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation, and Vocational Education and Training in Schools with key points being the importance of training and education at a local level highlighting the work

carried out by their organisations and businesses. The VETiS was represented by Marlene Organ who received $3,500 from the Chamber of Commerce to fund additional equipment needed for the programme. Ms Organ said of the 120 senior students at Nhulunbuy High School 80 were undertaking VET courses. “These funds will be used to buy equipment for school based apprenticeships which would in turn

benefit local businesses,” Ms Organ said. Treacy Harry, East Arnhem Chamber executive officer, thanked all the sponsors who assisted in making the function such a success and along with Jacqueline Rawles was in return thanked for their tireless efforts. Local Member, Lynne Walker and NT Attorney General, Rob Knight were special guests at the dinner. Mr Knight said across the Territory 6,000 people had taken part in

Business month events and had been involved in his former roll as Minister for Business. He commended the Chamber of East Arnhem for their efforts during the month. A special fundraiser was held during the evening for baby Mia Hampel whose mother, Sarah, died a week after she was born. Mia and her father, Matt, are moving to South Australia to be with family and donations to the ‘Mia Fund’ can be left at Woolworths, LJ Hooker or IGA.


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Kids in the picture through workshop MANINGRIDA School was selected from over one thousand applicants to host a 2011 Moran Arts Foundation photography workshop. In September a class of 30 students received a digital camera each to use for the day under the instruction photographer Peter Edward. The full day workshop explored the art and technique of photography, visual storytelling and interpretation of the Moran Prizes 2011 theme of ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’. The Arts Foundation received over 1,000 requests from schools all over the country requesting the workshop. The workshop was made possible with the support of the foundations sponsors in particular, the Commonwealth Bank. Mr Mark Moran CEO of the Moran Arts Foundation said, “We are receiving millions of hits on the Moran Arts website monthly from families and schools. “For Maningrida to be selected is a real credit to the school and a wonderful opportunity for the children to participate in a programme that is creating excitement all over Australia.” All Australian students are welcome to enter the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes with up to $300,000 of prize monies up for grabs. Previous student works can be viewed on the website www.moranprizes. Digital cameras are awarded to all primary school finalists and certificates to all finalists and semi-finalists. Photographer Peter Edward said his task was to gain access and teach his workshops into some of the remotest communities in the NT. “Moran work very hard to support me to bring their free photographic workshops to these isolated aboriginal communities, “ he said. It took him five hours on a the rough dirt road east of Jabiru crossing two rivers and another dozen smaller creek crossings. “But all the travel is worth it when you see the smiles and joy these workshops bring to the school.

“The Moran Workshops I teach prove these remote students are not afraid of the technology and just as capable of taking great photos as their city counterparts. “I enjoy teaching photography, especially the indigenous students. They see things us white fella’s don’t see. They teach me to see their ancient lands, to see plants as foods, to see the animal tracks, and find where animals live. I find my students are filled with a bright learning spirit, plenty of laughter and have cheeky shy smiles. “In most cases English is a second language to their local aboriginal language. Photography is such a powerful and instant teaching tool, and visual images cross all language barriers. In many cases the photos these student take home from the Moran workshops are the only photos they have, and become treasured possessions.” RIGHT: Caline Fisher is one of the students that took part in the workshop.

Green ant - a subject at the workshop.

Flights out of Gove unaffected By MARJO HALLOWELL WHEN the Qantas fleet was grounded on the weekend many in Gove were left wondering how they would manage to get out of town. Fortunately the Qantas Link flights that provide the flights to and from Gove were not affected, however, those travelling with Qantas beyond Cairns or Darwin were stranded as were tens of thousands of passengers worldwide. With one service in the morning from Darwin and one in the evening from Cairns the airline carries the majority of passengers in and out of town. Air North does have a morning service to Darwin and returns in the evening. Local member for Nhulunbuy, Lynne Walker said this action by Qantas management is extraordinary

and premature. “In forcing this case, Qantas have not only locked out their workforce but locked out passengers. Without a doubt, local people will have their travel plans disrupted. Knowing our staff in Qantas Gove, I’m sure they will be doing everything they can to accommodate people but it’s a situation not of their making but rather their CEO Alan Joyce,” Mrs Walker said. “Apart from the disruption to travellers, the impact on business is potentially disastrous especially given the importance of the tourism sector at a Territory and local level,” she said. Chief Minister Paul Henderson, together with Deputy Chief Minister and Treasurer Delia Lawrie and Tourism Minister Malarndirri McCarthy held talks with key industry figures on Sunday over the Qantas dispute and its impacts to the Territory.

Road safety forum at Walkabout A ROAD Safety Forum is being held at the Walkabout Lodge today (Wednesday November 2) at the Walkabout Lodge. The forum is from 5.30pm to 7pm and refreshments will be provided following the session. Member for Nhulunbuy, Lynne Walker said like many members of the community she is concerned

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at the ongoing deaths and serious injuries on Territory roads and the devastating affect this has on family, friends and our communities. Mrs Walker was inviting members of the public and welcomes their input. “As a key member of the community your experience, knowledge and input would be highly valued

in playing a leadership role in the Road Safety Forum and assist in planning what we can do to reduce road trauma in our community,” she said. For any further information and RSVPs please contact Mrs Walker’s electorate officer, Ms Karen Cislowski on 8987 1711 or


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Genevieve Donohue and Cameron Adams after they received their awards at the World Teachers’ Day held at the Arnhem Club. Educators in Nhulunbuy celebrated World teachers’ day last Friday with an event at the arnhem club.they joined more than 3000 principals, teachers and school leaders across the territory. Geoff Perry, principal at Yirrkala cEc, conducted the formal presentations acknowledging the commitment and achievements of teachers in East arnhem. director of schools Performance in arnhem Land, Hylton Hayes, said each person plays an important part in the life of children. “as a unit and team you make a significant difference to the children’s lives,” Mr Hayes said. Local member for Nhulunbuy, Lynne Walker, said teachers were friendly and positive people. “today we recognise and celebrate their dedication to ensure children get the skills they need in life,” Mrs Walker said. “they are pivotal in young peoples lives. “Infrastructure is important but it counts for nothing without the dedicated teachers and staff.”

Local awards went to Leanne Warramarrba from Groote Eylandt for support staff Member of the Year, cameron adams from ramingining for the teaching and Leadership for aboriginal and torres strait Islander award and Genevieve donohue from Groote Eylandt for Primary teacher. Mr adams said he did his practical work while studying in an indigenous school in Wa and decided he wanted to pursue that line of work. He has been at raminging for two and a half years. “I enjoy building relationships and creating activities that are relevant to the needs of the children,” Mr cameron said. Ms donohue, who teaches 2/3 and offers curriculum support at alyangula School said she first started teaching in 1991 and has only been working in the remote area for the last year. “I really enjoy what I am doing and working with the children at the school,” she said. coral o’Neal accepted the award on behalf of Ms Warramarrba and said: “Leanne is a quiet achiever and dedicated to the children at her school.” not at work at all

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Strange light in the sky

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LOCAL astronomer, Ian Maclean was pleasantly surpirised last week as others wondered what was causing a strange light source. “I almost ran off the road, as to my absolute surprise there was a “second sun” in the sky, just before sunset on Friday night. “As a space Weather follower, I knew I had a sun Dog. “something I have never seen in our tropical skies. I raced for the camera and these images are the results. It even brightened before my eyes at one stage, I was stunned at my good fortune and delighted by yet another demonstration, showing the beauty of our Planet.”

the sun Dog lit the sky last week and many spotted it but were not sure what it was they were looking at. Gove Astronomers just had their final Astronomy night for 2011 on saturday night at their Dhupma Road observing site. “The opposition of Jupiter is the most signifigant thing in the night sky at the moment with Jupiter rising in the east as the sun sets in the west. “It tends to generate a lot of questions as it is the first time people are noticing Jupiter as the brightest object in the night sky,” Mr Maclean said For more information on the local astronomers be sure to visit Mr Macleans web site

Financial rewards for schools LOCAL schools took out a number of awards at the 2011 northern territory smart schools Awards announced in Darwin recently. they included: Excellence in Early Childhood: winner - Maningrida school; highly commended - Ramingining school Excellence in student Inclusion and Wellbeing: winner - Bradshaw Primary school. Excellence in Community Engagement: winner - shepherdson College (Groote Eylandt); highly commended - Ramingining school Excellence in Partnering: Winner - Angurugu school - ngakwurra Langwa College Chief Executive’s Award: Winner -West Arnhem College. the smart schools Awards is a Department of Education and training initiative celebrating excellence in the delivery of quality education in government schools across the territory and there are eight categories.

Department of Education and training Chief Executive Gary Barnes said the focus on excellence in public education showed our schools, teachers and programmes on a high level comparable to other schools nationally. “We have some wonderful facilities, teachers and programmes in the northern territory and it’s important to celebrate the achievements of our schools,” Mr Barnes said. “some of our public education programmes are cutting edge and many of our schools have a unique approach to delivering effective quality education. “Our schools are often the heart of our communities and we’re very proud of their work.” Each winning school received prizes to the value of $20,000 and each highly commended school received a $5,000 cash prize. this year also included a Chief Executive’s Award for the nomination which embodies the intent

of the DEt strategic Plan and the department’s values at a local level. “As with the awards last year, each category was judged by panels made up of sponsors, academics, prominent local business figures and department officers - each nomination is rigorously judged and the winners and finalists should be proud of their achievements,” Mr Barnes said. “I would also like to note that the willingness and generosity of our sponsors demonstrates the value they place on education and I acknowledge and thank them for their continued support.” this year’s sponsors are: the Halikos Group, CsG Limited, nLC, ERA, ConocoPhillips, CIsCO, CDU, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional services, Rio tinto Alcan, Holiday Inn Darwin, nt news, southern Cross television and the Palmerston Regional Business Association.

Local Councillor goes to gaol An EAst Arnhem shire councillor recorded his 12th drink- driving charge in more than 20 years and will spend the next 10 months in gaol. Lionel Jaragba pleaded guilty to high range drink-driving and driving while disqualified and was sentenced to 12 months jail suspended after 10 months. His solicitor Chrissy McConnel told the court Jaragba had a “longlasting” problem with alcohol. “When he’s sober he doesn’t offend,” she said. Chief magistrate Hilary Hannam said he had been committing offences whether he had a low, medium or high range blood alcohol reading.

“He has got to get himself into rehab. He has got to stop drinking.” she said . “He has got to do it himself.” she said that she wasn’t going to perpetuate the idea that it was the responsibility of someone else to keep Jaragba sober. Ms McConnel said that the councillor understood he had a real alcohol problem and wanted help and added he would need assistance. Ms Hannam said: “How do you suggest I do that?” Police prosecutor Matt Parsons said Jaragba really had to help himself as he had 11 previous charges for drink-driving and 10 for driving while disqualified.

Jaragba returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.223 per cent when caught driving on september 11. Ms Hannam said Jaragba was an “important” person on Groote Eylandt because of his role in the shire and said he was not in court due to his “alcoholism”. “You’re before the court because you placed the public at risk by drinking and driving,” she said. she said she had no choice but to restore the balance of a previous suspended sentence of four months. He was sentenced to a further eight months jail for the fresh offending and disqualified from driving for five years.


Changes planned for Garma festival structure next year GARMA is to be differently strtuctured next year to allow an upgrade to the infrastructure of the Festival site. In a letter to supporters, Chairman of the Yothu Yindi Foundation, Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM, advised of the new arrangements to the annual Festival in order that urgent upgrades could be carried out at the local site. The 2012 Garma Festival programme will be differently structured focusing on the Key Forum which has been the core of the programming in previous years. Gone will be the nightly bunggul, musical performances, youth conference and other cultural activities. The theme for the Key Forum will be

There will be no Bunggul at the Garma festival next year.

annouced by YYF by February. The Foundation will be better able to focus its efforts on their core objectives which include the establishment of a new secondary college - Dhupuma College; the establishment of a new higher eeducation college - The Garma Cultural Studies Institute and the YYF Wellbeing project. “The Board and members have made an enterprising decision to change the format of 2012,” Mr Yunupingu wrote. “More importantly, this will enable us to consolidate the important day-today work of YYF, while at the same time improving the facilities on site at Gulkula in readiness for the 14th Garma Festival.”

CWIN lunch supports breast cancer awareness CELEBRATING Women in Nhulunbuy (CWIN) is a group of women who get together for lunch about once a month and discuss issues relating to women. It is open to all those who wish to attend, although bookings are required to assist in the catering. This month the meeting is on Saturday, November 5, at Maccassans Restaurant at The Arnhem Club and is for Breast Cancer Awareness. The event is sponsored by Member for Nhulunbuy Lynnne Walker who is sponsoring 20 Indigenous women to attend. Those wishing to take up the sponsored tickets should contact her office. Further details those wishing to attend can contact Jennifer Kerr on 0457 807350.

Most Aussies happy MOST Australians are happy with their lives according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2010 General Social Survey (GSS). Of Australians aged 18 years and over 78 per cent were satisfied with their lives similar to the 76 per cent who reported being satisfied in 2001. In 2010, 43 per cent were pleased or delighted with their lives, while 34 per cent reported being mostly satisfied. Those who were married (82 per cent), widowed (78 per cent) or never married (76 per cent) were more likely to be satisfied with their lives than those who were divorced (66 per cent ) or separated (56 per cent). People who had contact with friends and family outside their household at least weekly were much more likely to be satisfied with their lives (78 per cent) than those who either had no recent contact (33 per cent) or who had no friends or family outside their immediate household (28 per cent). Most Australian adults (97 per cent) have at least weekly contact with family or friends living outside their household. However, changes in technology are clearly having an impact on how Australians communicate with their friends and family. In 2010 twice as many adults (40 per cent) spent time engaged in Internet social activities compared to 2006 (20 per cent). The proportion of people using Internet services such as email and chat rooms to contact friends and relatives also increased, from 47 per cent to 60 per cent, over the four years. In 2010, the number of people using mobile phone/ SMS (14.2 million) to contact friends and family living outside their homes exceeded the number using fixed phone services (13.9 million). While these changes were reflected across all age groups, the decrease in the proportion using fixed phones was most significant amongst 18-24 year olds, with 98 per cent using mobile phone/SMS compared to 67 per cent using fixed phones, down from 79 per cent in 2006.




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Windsock shows the way


A cyclone season residential Hard Waste Pick Up-is to be carried out on the Town Lease commencing

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Residents are requested to place any items for collection on the footpath in front of their property in the days prior. Items to be collected may be of a domestic or household nature, which would constitute a cyclone hazard. Items should be placed so they don’t interfere with either pedestrian or vehicular traffic. The Corporation workforce will pick up items commencing on Monday, 7 November, 2011 through until Friday, 11 November, 2011. Residents are advised that it is a requirement of the sub lease of their property that it be maintained in a clean, neat and tidy condition at all times. This Hard Waste Pick Up provides an opportunity to ‘make safe’, as well as clean up of all premises in Nhulunbuy. REMEMBER - All loose materials constitute an extreme hazard in the case of high winds as experienced in cyclone conditions.


The windsock t the Gove Aquatic Centre. A RECENT Safety Assessment by Rachael Verdel, the new manager of the Gove Aquatic Centre, indicated the need to readily know the wind speed and direction during pool opening hours. In the event of a chlorine gas leak from the pump house, the chlorine alarm will sound, and pool patrons will need to evacuate to a Muster Point in an upwind direction of the Pump House. Emergency Services personnel, responding to the chlorine gas leak, will need to instantly assess the wind direction so as to safely approach the source of the gas leak in the pump house. A regular pool patron, Justin Willmett, volunteered

to make a home-made wind sock to satisfy that safety requirement for Rachael. A windsock is an easy-to-read visual indicator of wind speed and strength of wind gusts. The open-mouth end of the windsock indicates the up-wind direction; The pointy end of the windsock indicates the down-wind direction; A horizontal and rigid windsock indicates a strong wind.; A flaccid windsock indicates no wind at all; A vigorously flapping windsock indicates gusty wind conditions. As Rachael Verdel pointed out, another use of the windsock will be as an aid to the fishermen of the town in their decision to go fishing for the day or not.



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THE people of Nhulunbuy can now go online to map where cane toads are jumping right across Australia and in your local area so as to better target them in pest control activities. You can now for the first time do the same for feral pigs as well as a host of other invasive animals. ToadScan and FeralPigScan are the latest addition to the FeralScan project by the Invasive Animals CRC and the NSW Department of Primary Industries that has received overwhelming community participation with more than 8,000 records of feral pests entered by 4,500 participants Australia-wide since it was launched in January this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;FeralScan is a landholder, community, industry, government and business collaboration showcasing citizen science at its best,â&#x20AC;? NSW DPI FeralScan officer Peter West said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the first time, FeralScan gives a national overview of the extent of

invasive animals and damage they cause as well as mapping where control is being undertakenâ&#x20AC;?. FeralScan supports anyone with an invasive animal problem to access essential information and resources to help in control measures and report information about feral animals in their local area. The FeralScan project also includes RabbitScan, FoxScan, MynaScan, and CamelScan. FeralFishScan is part of future research plans to allow recreational fishers to start reporting carp in our rivers. To further empower anyone with the technology to map where pest animals occur and to better target pest control activities, FeralScan plans to develop phone applications to deliver web-mapping technology directly into the hands of primary producers, pest controllers and communities Australiawide. FeralScan can be accessed at www.


Red Dog comes to town

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The Australian movie Red Dog is coming to Gove. RIO Tinto Alcan Gove is excited to announce they are bringing box office smash hit Red Dog to Nhulunbuy for a free community viewing under the stars. The outdoor cinema experience is taking place at 6.30pm on November 5 at Hindle Oval, Nhulunbuy. Red Dog, set in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. Directed by Kriv Stenders, the story of the loveable canine has now

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grossed more than $18.7 million at the local box office after two months and crept up to be the eighth biggest Australian film of all time. Starring Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor, the film has received glowing reviews in the press including At the Movies with Margaret and David who gave the film 4 and 4.5 stars respectively atthemovies/txt/s3272052.htm. Rio Tinto financially supported Red Dog and according to Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, the film Red Dog is an opportunity to showcase our industry and the story of the Pilbara region to the world. “Red Dog was a frequent visitor to our operations,

and I believe this film will capture the spirit and history of this unique place,” he said. The official Red Dog website is Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local community groups and B.Y.O. liquor applies for all permit holders. Don’t miss the opportunity to view this endearing tale of an isolated mining town, the bizarre characters that wash up there, and the unstoppable human drive to create a community wherever we are. Bring your picnic rug, family and friends and see you there.

Landholders in the Industrial Estate are advised that under the terms of occupancy, they are required to keep their property in a clean and tidy condition, free of rubbish, with all loose items tied down and secured so as to not create a hazard in high winds or cyclone conditions. Landholders are therefore requested to remove all rubbish and clean the land to an acceptable standard and to ensure loose items are secured against storm and high winds in preparation for the coming cyclone season. We also advise that any vehicles, scrap metal or rubbish on vacant land or road verges adjoining your boundary must also be disposed of at the earliest possible time. Inspections of the Industrial Estate will be made over the coming month commencing 31 October 2011 to ensure the necessary standards are met. We ask that landholders take cyclone safety seriously and that every effort is made to ensure the safety of the Industrial Estate in the event of a cyclone.


Territory aims to stay Green THE 2011 Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators neTwork (AELERT) conference was held in Darwin last week. The annual conference brings leading environmental regulators from Australia and New Zealand together with this year’s theme Connecting Regions, Connecting People was officially opened by Environment Minister Karl Hampton. “The Territory Government is the greenest in the Territory’s history and progressing targets within the Territory 2030 strategic plan shows we are heading in the right direction,” Mr Hampton said. “We stand proud of our environmental record that includes better outcomes and protections for our environment. “These achievements include establishing an independent Environment Protection Authority, banning plastic bags and introducing the popular cash for containers scheme. “This Government has also increased research and monitoring of Darwin Harbour and made a significant

investment in more compliance officers.” The AELERT conference featured a diverse group of the nation’s regulators and keynote speakers such as Sean Willmore from The Thin Green Line Foundation, The Lizard King author Bryan Christy, Environment Protection Authority chairman Professor Grahame Webb, Dr David Lawson from the Wildlife Conservation Society and John Fogarty from the United States Environmental Protection Authority. AELERT formed in 2003 with the first national conference held in Melbourne in 2004 and it now has more than 80 member agencies. The objective of the network is to promote interagency cooperation, raise professional standards in the administration of environmental law, facilitate development of bilateral and multilateral relationships and establish nationally agreed competency and training standards. Go to more information about AELERT and the 2011 conference.

Natural disaster safety website launched SECURE NT- a new one stop online safety and advice site providing comprehensive information on natural disasters and other critical situations was launched by Chief Minister Paul Henderson last week. Mr Henderson said Secure NT would serve as a valuable tool for Territorians during emergency events like cyclones and floods. “We know more and more people are turning to the internet and social media for information when planning for emergency situations. That is why my Government has developed this new all-in-one website,” Mr Henderson said.

Secure NT will provide up to date information during an event, as well as provide information to help people prepare and recover from a range of disasters, including cyclones, floods, bushfires and severe storms. The site also features links to a live twitter feed as well as a link to a facebook page - all of which will offer the latest in news and information for Territorians. “We know in the Territory we get our fair share of floods, cyclones and fires - this latest tool will be a valuable addition to help Territorians stay prepared, stay informed and stay safe.” For information, visit

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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.

NOVEMBER Wed 2 to April 20, 2012. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club – 2011-2012 XXXX Gold Billfish Tournament. Thu 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - GTO Family Fishing competition briefing at 7.30pm at clubhouse. Fri 4 - Sat 5. Indigenous dance Competition for national TV - Ramingining, For further information contact Sat 5. Red Dog the movie coming to Hindle Oval, a free community outdoor cinema, 6.30pm. Sat 5. Gove Country Golf Club - 18 hole stroke monthly medal Round. Sat 5. CWIN Breast Cancer Luncheon at Macassans Restaurant from 12.30pm. Sponsored by Lynne Walker - Contact Jennifer Kerr on 0457 807 340. Sat 5 - Sun 6. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - GTO Fishing Competition. Sun 6. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club meeting 9am - noon. Sun 6. Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club -Dirt Bike Action from 9am. Riders briefing strictly 9.15am. Junior and Senior Motocross. Fri 11. Remembrance Day Ceremony at 11am at the Cenotaph in Arafura Memorial Park. Assembly at 10.40am. Contact Mo at 0417 853 321. Sat 19. NCL Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy Primary School. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - XXXX GOLD Game Classic Briefing at 6pm at clubhouse. Sat 24 - Tue 27. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - XXXX GOLD Game Classic - four day game fishing tournament. Sat 26. Geograph Earthmoving 18 hole closing Day Ambrose at the Gove Country Golf Club.

DECEMBER Sat 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - Sponsors Fishing Competition - club sponsors taken out by members for a one day fun competition in conjunction with CGC presentation. Sat 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - XXXX GOLD Game Classic presentation at The Arnhem Club from 7pm. Tue 6. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Sat 10. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - Christmas Party and Awards Party at clubhouse from 6pm. Sat 10. NCL Art and Craft Market hosted by Over 3’s.

2012 February Tue 7. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Date to be confirmed: Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - Junior Fishing Clinic and Family Competition. Clinic Saturday - competition Sunday.

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


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Constitutional Convention Bill expected to be passed THE Constitutional Convention Bill 2011 was introduced into the NT parliament last week and will be debated - and we expect passed - in the November sittings. This Bill will enable the election of delegates to be part of the Constitutional Convention, scheduled for April 2012. This will be an important platform to progress the Territory’s bid for Statehood. The Speaker, the Hon Jane Aagaard MLA, as part of Territory-wide consultations, will be visiting Nhulunbuy on Monday November 14 to hold two public sessions for those who would like to learn more about Statehood and the Constitutional Convention. Sessions will be at the Walkabout at 12.30pm and another at 5.30pm. CONGRATULATIONS to the East

Arnhem Chamber of Commerce, and in particular Jackie Rawles and Treacy Harry, for organising last Saturday’s Gala Dinner at the conclusion of October Business Month. The event was an unqualified success and a chance to recognise, celebrate and showcase the many positive and innovative things we see happening amongst local businesses and enterprises in our community along with key players in the education and training sector. Forging and strengthening the relationships between the business and employment sector with education and training is absolutely critical as is creating and strengthening the pathways for young people, through the education system and into jobs.

All in the numbers THIS year we are experiencing four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11, and that’s not all. Take the last two digits of the year you were born and the age you will be this year and the result will add up to 111 for everyone. This is the year of Money. Also, this year, October had five Sundays, five Mondays and five Saturdays. This happens only once every 823 years. These particular years are known as Moneybag years.

Emergency landing for man in Jabiru A 31-year-old male pilot and his two passengers were lucky to escape without injury following an emergency landing in Jabiru last Wednessday. Station Officer Tex Tourell from the NT Fire and Rescue Service said that the pilot of the Gunbalanya Air Cessna 310 plane called through at around 6:30 pm stating the plane was experiencing difficulties with its landing gear. “The plane, with its three occupants, departed from Manmoi heading to Maningrida, however, after take off the pilot realised the front wheel of the plane was faulty” said Station Officer Tourell. “The wheel could neither be retracted nor extended and at that point, the pilot called through to raise the alarm, stating he was to make a controlled crash landing at Jabiru. “Police, Jabiru Fire and Rescue, ERA Emergency Services and Jabiru Health Clinic members attended the airstrip; the plane landed nose down without incident. “Although the nose, the two props of the plane and the tarmac were damaged, all occupants were uninjured. You have to take your hat off to the pilot who made the landing look easy and for staying calm during the entire situation.” The airstrip has since been cleared. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is now investigating the incident. Please send us your letters ... Via email: Fax: 1300 787 248 Post: PO Box 1120 Nhulunbuy NT 0881

Unreported income could jeopardise payments SOME 95,000 parents who received welfare payments to help them raise their children are being urged to satisfy eligibility requirements or face the possibility of having their benefits stopped. Minister for Human Services Tanya Plibersek said $551 million in Family Tax Benefits (FTB) had been paid to the parents who hadn’t lodged tax returns for the 2009-10 financial year. “The Family Tax Benefit is a means tested payment designed to help parents with the day-to-day cost of raising children,” said Ms Plibersek. “Parents who receive the fortnightly instalments are required to lodge a tax return at the end of the financial year to prove their income didn’t exceed the threshold for the level of payment they received.” Ms Plibersek said parents who might have overlooked the requirement to lodge a return were urged to do so as quickly as possible. “The Government needs to make sure families received the correct amount of assistance for their circumstances. But if we can’t confirm a family’s income for the year they may end up with a debt.” Ms Plibersek said Centrelink wrote to 343,000 affected families in April reminding them they needed to lodge their overdue returns by June 30 or risk having to repay the money. To date, 95,000 have not lodged a return. She said families could be required to repay an average of $5,800 each. Parents claiming the benefit are required to provide Centrelink with an income estimate at the beginning of the financial year. At the end of each financial year, families are legally required to either lodge returns, or tell Centrelink that they don’t need to lodge, so their payment can be reconciled. Minister Plibersek said it wasn’t too late for families to avoid having to repay their debt. “To avoid having their payments stopped, parents have until mid-January to lodge their returns, tell Centrelink that they don’t need to lodge one, or fully repay the debt.” For more information on FTB and tax lodgement, go to www.centrelink. or call 13 61 50. Parents can also discuss repayment options by calling 13 63 30 as soon as possible.

Obama coming to the NT CHIEF Minister Paul Henderson welcomed the news on Friday by the White House that US President Barack Obama would make an historic visit to the Northern Territory next month. The White House confirmed a visit to the Territory would form part of his trip to Australia. “On behalf of all Territorians we welcome the news President Obama has added the Territory to his trip to

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AND speaking of education, World Teachers’ Day was celebrated in Nhulunbuy last Friday. Congratulations and thank you to all our teachers and school support staff who play such a pivotal role in our kids’ lives. I AM in Darwin this Thursday and Friday as public hearings commence for the parliamentary committee investigating youth suicide in the Territory. The following week we travel to Tennant Creek and Alice Springs with a date for Electoral News Nhulunbuy tenby NT Member for Nhulunbuy tatively set for LYNNE WALKER November 17.

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Australia - ensuring he really will get an opportunity to see the real Australia.” “He has to visit Canberra - but he is choosing to come to Darwin.” “This is an historic visit and will be the first time any President of the US has made a visit to the Territory.” “I look forward to announcing further details closer to the trip,” Mr Henderson said.

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Day out at the pool for mums and bubs MUMS and bubs celebrated the Nhulunbuy Australian Breastfeeding Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Out at the town pool on Saturday. The event celebrates babies and the very special place they have in our community. The annual Babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Out weekend is designed to celebrate our babiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; place in the community and their right to be breastfeed anywhere, anytime. Manager of Breastfeeding Friendly Communities, Alannah Shore said the event was a chance for the whole community to show their support for babies in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Out is an event for the whole community and started after a

Mums and bubs celebrated Babies Day Out at the pool.

Nationwide Rotary campaign launched The Rotary Club of Thursday Island has launched a nation-wide appeal to gain support from fellow Rotarians to obtain a trailer or food van to cater at community events. The club sees the trailer/food van as being eminently suitable for community events and sporting venues. The 2012 President Elect Robyn Humphries says there is no other facility like this in this region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, after 1 pm on a Saturday, there is nowhere (except one hotel) to purchase a coffee on the whole island until 7.30 on Monday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even our local hospital has no coffee shop for patients and visitors to buy a refreshing drink. We see this as an opportunity too for our club, our local community as well as a large number of tourists visiting through the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have purchased a coffee machine and we have set a goal to buy a trailer or food van to use at community events, sporting venues and the local sports complex, where we will sell coffee and tea, cold drinks, and barbecue our sausages.â&#x20AC;? Mrs Shepherd said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The members of the Rotary Club of Thursday Island have, since we were founded here on the island over a decade ago, worked hard throughout each year to support the people of our community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the size of our membership and our location, we believe that we have made a significant contribution to the people of the Torres Strait, to those in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and internationally through volunteering and donations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a club, we have a desire to test our limits and raise even more money for our work to continue both here and abroad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, we are unable to reach our potential without the help of other Rotarians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our club needs the financial help of others to see this project become a reality. If any club is willing and able to support ours to locate and purchase a suitable vehicle, we would be very grateful,â&#x20AC;? Mrs Shepherd said. Mrs Shepherd can be contacted by email at

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Some 180 people gathered at the Town Hall in Nhulunbuy on Saturday night for the Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner. Jacqueline Rawles and Treacy Harry were acknowledged for their efforts to ensure a very successful event.

Jacqueline Rawles and Treacy Harry Welcome guests at the Gala Dinner.

The NT Attorney General, Rob Knight, at the Nhulunbuy Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner.

Keith and Marie Weymes and Rick Stephens at the dinner.

Peter Rose and Linda Grist before the dinner.

Wendy and Allen Fanning at the Gala Dinner.

Ruk Broadbent, Bob Van Oostrum and Silvija Niemz enjoying the dinner.

Lyn Percic, Karen Cislowski and Liz Irbano at the Gala Dinner.

Djawa Yunupingu performed the Welcome to Country address before highlighting the work of the Marngarr Resource Centre.

Ian and Libby Bodill, Elle Hilton and Pete De Saram (standing) enjoy a break in the formalities at the dinner.



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4:00 Rage (PG) 5:00 Can We Help? 5:30 New Inventors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Good Morning Kalimantan 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 2:10 The Genius Of Design 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Choccywoccydoodah: It’s Showtime! 6:25 The Good Cook 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: Slammertime - The Harpers face a robbery and a simple case of mistaken identity, and are amazed at how quickly Ben can make new friends. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Blood Wedding: Barnaby becomes an unwelcome guest at a society wedding when the maid of honour is stabbed to death. Will he get to his own daughter’s wedding in time to walk her down the aisle? 10:05 Bored To Death: The Case Of The Stolen Sperm 10:35 Lateline 11:20 Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union - Tracey Ullman continues her tour across America showcasing her vast array of original characters and impersonations in a wide collection of irreverent and hilarious skits, that range from sardonic parody to social satire. 11:45 Rage

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affiar 6:30 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:00 Two And A Half Men: “The Two Finger Rule” (PG s,l) - Chelsea’s discovery of nude photos of another woman on Charlie’s iPhone leads to him sharing a drunken evening with friends where they recall old memories. 7:30 Two And A Half Men: “Hello, I’m Alan Cousteau” (PG s,l) 8:00 Movie: “Fracture” (M v,l) 10:20 Movie: “Freedomland” (MA a,l,v) 12:00 Word Of Honour: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a hospital 18 years before, the Army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. 1:50 Spyforce 2:50 Nine Presents 3:00 Danoz Direct 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “A Lot Like Love” (M s) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: April isn’t ready to forgive Dex, Indi impresses on the first day of her internship, and Harvey blackmails John. 7:00 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 Movie: “Last Chance Harvey” (PG l,a) 10:30 Movie: “Transporter 2” (M v,l) - Former special-forces officer, Frank Martin is back! Now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods, he makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. 12:15 October Road: “Once Around The Block/ Revenge Of The Cupcake Kid” (PG s) - Nick sets up Ronnie with a friend of Aubrey’s, but Ronnie realises he is in love with someone else. A comic book Nick wrote in high school comes back to haunt him, and Eddie defends Janet’s honour. 2:30 Infomercials / 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:15 UEFA Europa League 7:40 Weatherwatch & Music 8:10 World News 1:30 Insight 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Douarnenez to Saint-Nazaire 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Felixstowe To Margate - In the final episode, Neil Oliver explores the story of the munitions ship Richard Montgomery, which sunk in the shallow waters of the Thames estuary and could explode with a terrifying force that would devastate the coast. Alice Roberts savours the sea salt at Maldon, and Miranda Krestovnikoff goes in search of the thornback ray, an exotic species that feeds on the seabed close to the capital. 8:30 As It Happened: Spitfire Women 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Happy Hookers 10:55 Movie: “The Man Who Loves” (MA s) - In Italian. The intriguing journey of a confused soul-searcher who tries to live up to the ideal of the perfect, loving relationship of his gay brother. Forty-year-old pharmacist Roberto is broken hearted at the loss of his lover, but then later visits the same pain on the next woman with whom he becomes involved. 12:35 South Park / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer: Boy & Bear 11:00 Choccywoccydoodah: It’s Showtime! 11:20 Minuscule: The persevering One 11:30 The Good Cook 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: West Coast Vs Townsville 3:00 Football: W-League 5:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011 6:00 Planet Food: Greece 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin - It’s Portwenn Fun Day and the village is buzzing with excitement about this major fund raising event; Louisa’s mother arrives unexpectedly with neither Louisa nor Martin happy about her arrival. 8:20 Poirot: Evil Under the Sun - When a beautiful and vain married woman is murdered Poirot must unravel one of the most complex cases of his career. 10:00 Penn And Teller: Fool Us - The acts performing for Penn and Teller are: Cubic Act - French illusionists; Nick Einhorn - British mentalist; Michael Vincent - British street magician; and Morgan and West - British street magicians. 10:45 Trial And Retribution: Siren - An apparent case of road rage leaves three of the occupants of an ambulance dead, but the patient has been shot in the head. 12:15 Rage

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 8:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 National News: First At Five 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 Movie: “Get Smart” (PG v,l) 9:15 Movie: “Year One” (M s,l) 11:00 The Mentalist: “The Red Box” Patrick and the team investigate the murder of a tutor. However, the investigation soon turns into a search for a priceless ring stolen from a British museum. 12:00 Adults Only 20 to 1: “Sex On The Screen” Hosted by Bert Newton, counting down the sexiest moments on the screen. The best of film and television, these are the moments that pushed the boundaries and made us blush. From nudity to sexual tension, this countdown has it all - and then some. 12:45 Four Nations Rugby League 2011 3:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air: You’ve Got To Be A Football Hero:hen Will is challenged to a drinking contest by Jackie’s boyfriend, a popular college football player, he gets drunk and is trapped in a mausoleum with four philosophical ghosts. 3:30 Danoz Direct / 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 Children’s Programs 9:30 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:00 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Movie: “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” (PG l) - A young boy, Elliott ventures into his backyard and discovers something mysterious watching him from the woods. It is an alien that was mistakenly left behind by his people and now does not know how to get home. 8:30 Movie: “Transporter 3” (M s,v,l) 10:45 That ‘70s Show: “(I Can’t Get No) Satistaction/ Beast Of Burden” 11:45 Grey’s Anatomy: “Wishin’ And Hopin’/ Walk On Water” (M) The race for the Chief’s position is on, as the doctors compete for Richard’s attention. Meredith’s mother experiences a change in her medical condition. An unmissable Grey’s Anatomy that will forever change the lives of the interns when a major disaster unfolds as a cargo ship collides with a packed Ferry. 1:45 Special: This Rugged Coast - Ben Cropp explores Middleton Reef, the southern-most coral reef in the world. 2:45 Room For Impovement 3:30 Home Shopping / 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Salome 2:55 In Mondrian’s Studio 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Catherine Freeman 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Skyscraper 8:30 Mythbusters - Phonebook Friction -Adam and Jamie test whether it is possible to separate two phone books interleaved page-to-page due to the massive amount of friction between the 800 pages of each book. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory receive a request to test whether the final scene in the film Deep Blue Sea, where the protagonists destroy the last shark with a harpoon gun, some gunpowder, and a car battery, was possible. 9:30 RocKwiz: Ben Salter & Kimbra 10:20 Movie: “My Year Without Sex” (M) - Loving couple Natalie and Ross find their lives turned upside down when Natalie suffers an aneurysm that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget and job insecurity are common challenges for your typical parent, but for Natalie and Ross, things are about to get a little more complicated. 12:05 SOS: “The Kiss” 1:05 South Park / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 5:00 UEFA Champions League 7:30 World News 1:30 Dateline 2:30 Italian News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Douarnenez to Saint-Nazaire 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 8:35 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations: Disappearing Manhattan 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love: The Special Relationship - Bill’s success in the senate is offset by new roadblocks set up by the Mormon church; Barb’s frustration with her internship prompts a life-changing decision; Cara Lynn’s adoption faces legal hurdles; Lois fondly recalls her life with Frank; and Don comes through for Bill once again. 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “The Red Shoes” (MAV v,h) - Director Yong-gyun Kim’s Korean horror version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Red Shoes. A pair of rose coloured satin stilettos brings about the grisly demise of the women who ‘must’ possess them. Stars Kim Hye-su, Kim Sung-su and Park Yeon-ah. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 7:00 NT AFL: St Marys Vs Tiwi Bombers 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: South Africa 12:00 Landline 1:00 7.30 1:30 Message Stick: In The Frame: The Wenitongs 2:00 Snow Leopard: Beyond The Myth 3:00 Wagner And Me 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 Dance Academy 6:00 Life: Hunters And Hunted 6:50 Minuscule: Zzzeplin 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Thomas A Beckett Church 8:30 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency: A Real Botswana Diamond 9:25 Grumy Guide To...: Politics 10:00 Compass: Life’s Big Questions: Di Fingleton 10:30 Pride And Prejudice 11:25 Ladies Of Letters 11:50 Order In The House 1:00 Restoration Home: Thomas A Beckett Church 1:00 Lilies: The Chit Behind King Billy: Share the loves and losses of the Moss family in depression-era Liverpool as they recover from WW1, survive on the breadline and live in the love of the common people. 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: Flood - Dust, noise and builder stress overwhelm the Llewelyn-Bowens and their house seems more like a war zone than a designer pad.

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wild World Of Sports 10:30 Australian Fishing Championships 11:00 Cybershack 11:30 Experience Europe 12:00 TBA 12:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 1:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 4:00 Manly Surf 4:30 National News: First At Five 5:00 MX TV 5:30 National News 6:00 Frozen Planet 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 Underbelly: Razor: Armageddon - After a decade of gang warfare, Kate and Tilly have their final showdown. Phil Jeffs returns from exile and vows to drive Kate Leigh out of business. Frank and Guido fight to the death over the love of Nellie Cameron, and Razorhurst celebrates the grand opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 9:00 Person Of Interest 10:00 Prime Suspect 11:00 Flashpoint 12:00 The Baron 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

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5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Hitler’s Bodyguard: Poison Gas Plot In The Bunker 4:00 A Fork In Asia: Nepal 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Salt Mine Of Araya 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: The Bible: A History: Creation 8:30 Dateline 9:30 JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 11:10 Movie: “Ship Of No Return: The Last Voyage Of The Gustloff: Escape Across The Baltic” (M v) - In German. This two-part film focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. In part two, after serious tactical errors by Lieutenant Commander Petri and Captain Petersen, the Gustloff is spotted by a Russian submarine. 12:50 Movie: “Hawaii, Oslo” (M l,a) - In Norwegian. Follows five parallel stories about love, woven together in Oslo during the hottest day of the year. The film starts with a fatal accident, and, as people gather around the site, the narration goes back to the events of the day before that have led to this unfortunate gathering. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 10:30 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Stu holds Xavier’s V8 ransom. April and Dex get ready to take their relationship to the next level. Romeo’s surf school gets a spike in business as schoolies chicks roll in to town. 7:00 Beauty And The Geek Australia 8:00 The Amazing Race 9:00 How I Met Your Mother 11:00 Outsourced 11:00 30 Rock: “Klaus And Greta” (PG) - Jack regrets drunk-dialing Nancy on New Year’s Eve. Jenna pretends to date James Franco. 11:30 Trauma: “Tunnel Vision” 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:25 A Poet’s Guide To Britain 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon Of The Somme 6:45 Animal Rites: Pig 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:15 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Darling Buds Of May: A Breath Of French Air: Part 1 (PG) Despite Pop’s reservations about foreign food, the Larkins set off for Brittany having agreed that they definitely need a holiday. 12:30 Monarch Of The Glen 1:20 The Man Who Lost His Head: A comedy drama about a straight-laced museum curator whose life is turned upside down when he’s sent across the world to return an ancient carving to a Maori community. 3:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Good Guy Fluctuation” 8:00 The Mentalist 9:00 CSI: Miami: “By The Book” (M) - A maid with vampire bites on her neck is found hanging from a chandelier in an empty mansion on a remote island. The investigation reveals all of her blood has been drained. 10:00 CSI: Miami: “L.A.” (M) 11:00 Better With You: Better With A Bargain - Mia covets a top-ofthe-line stroller for the baby, so granddad-to-be Joel does his wheeling-and-dealing best to score a hefty discount on one. 11:30 Undercovers 12:30 The Avengers 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Never Tell Me Never” (M a) 1:30 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Romeo’s sister, Mink, arrives in Summer Bay. April can’t trust Dex and tells him their relationship is over. Liam is released from hospital and moves back in with Bianca. 7:00 The X Factor 8:00 Body Of Proof: Second Chances/ Helping Hand - Imprisoned felon, Zoe Brant, is a suspect in the murder of Bryn Walker, an expert equestrienne who ran a program for inmates. 10:00 Dual Suspects 11:00 30 Rock 11:30 Special: Sea Snakes Of Marion Reef 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Dateline 2:00 Insight 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 William Shatner’s Weird Or What?: Freaks Of Nature 8:30 Kill Arman: Okinawa/Karate 9:00 South Park: City Sushi 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Housos: Melbourne 10:30 Skins: Mini 11:30 The World Game: Thee World Game panel offers expert analysis and local perspective on all things football, plus all the latest news and match results. 12:30 Living Black 1:00 Movie: “Campfire” (MA a,l,s) - In Hebrew. A widow with two daughters is struggling for recognition in a national religious environment but has to change her priorities when one of her daughters is accused of seducing some boys from her youth group. Winner of Israel’s Academy Award for Best Film in 2004 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:00 RBT 8:00 Unforgettable 9:00 CSI: Miami: “L.A.” 10:00 Chase: “Crazy Love” 11:00 Better With You: Better With Crying - When a very pregnant Mia realizes her condition will prevent her from participating in many of the wedding-day festivities, she and Casey decide to postpone the ceremony until after the baby is born, and then set out to recoup their deposits. 11:30 Rubicon 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

4:00 Rage 5:00 Q&A 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon Of The Somme 1:20 TBA 1:35 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Pirvate Life Of: Chickens 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 9:30 United States of Tara: Chicken ‘n’ Com - Dr Hattaras is confronted by Alice who reveals a painful secret, prompting him to reinvest in Tara, but not before a mysterious new alter emerges. 9:55 Artscape: Ballroom Rules 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Movie: “Drive, He Said” (M l,n,s,v) The longhaired star of an Ohio college team can’t decide if he wants to turn pro or join his radical roommate in bringing about a revolution. 2:10 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day / 3:00 Big Ideas

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Herb Garden Germination” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Agreement Dissection” (PG s) 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” (M) 8:30 Mike & Molly: Joyce & Vince and Peaches & Herb - Mike gets lazy and wants to stay home all day, and a frustrated Molly goes out with her sister. 9:00 Survivor: South Pacific 10:00 The Joy Of Sets: “The Final Curtain? Or Begging For A Second Series” 10:30 Embarrassing Bodies 11:30 20/20 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Deep Family Secrets” (M v,a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Border Security USA 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Mink asks Romeo for a loan, Sasha is grounded, and Roo is upset when she sees Sid on a date. 7:00 The X Factor 8:00 TBA 9:00 Parenthood: “Tales From The Luncheonette” (PG) Kristina exhausts herself by diving back into supermom mode while Adam and Crosby prepare their new music studio, in hopes of impressing their first potential client, Cee Lo Green. 10:00 Dinner Date: “Hayley Pert” (PG) 11:00 Parks And Recreation 11:30 Special: Rock Of Ages - Back Stage Special 12:00 Room For Improvement 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Look at Me” (M a,l,s) (2004) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Italy: Southern Style 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight 8:30 Breaking Into Europe 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Hot Docs: Sergio - Charismatic Sergio Vieira de Mello was the United Nation’s go-to guy. He could descend into the most dangerous places, charm the worst war criminals and somehow protect the lives of the ordinary people to whom he devoted his life. This documentary tells the story of Vieira de Mello’s most treacherous mission, to Iraq in 2003, where he became a target for Al Qaeda terrorists. 11:40 Movie: “Zion and His Brother” (M v,l) - In Hungarian and English. Gabor is a middle-aged, simple-minded man who witnesses a bank robbery during which his mother is killed by one of the robbers. In fear for his life, he joins forces with a young con-women and embarks on a cross-border journey to Serbia to escape the killers who are after them. 1:25 La Vida Loca / 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 Rage (G) 4:55 National Press Club Address 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Hope Springs 1:30 Mother And Son 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Mastercrafts: Weaving 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Holidays 8:30 The Slap: Rosie 9:30 Crownies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Live From Abbey Road: Fleet Foxes/ Manchester Orchestra/ PJ Harvey And John Parish 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:30 QI: Holidays 2:00 Visions Of The Future: The Biotech Revolution - Physicist Michio Kaku believes that humankind is witnessing a biomolecular revolution that promises the almost godlike ability to manipulate life at the most fundamental level. 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: Builders - Disaster strikes when Jackie takes a break in London, leaving Laurence in charge of renovations, however they kiss and make up in time to spend their 18th wedding anniversary at the London Ritz Hotel.

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5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 Young Doctors 8:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9:00 Prime Suspect 10:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00 Better With You: Better With A Baby - Mia goes into labour, only to decide that she and Casey should bring their baby into the world as a married couple. So Casey and Ben zip over to City Hall for a license, while Maddie scrambles to find an authorized official to perform the ceremony. 11:30 Eclipse Music TV 12:00 Entertainment Tonight 12:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

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Your Lucky

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

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

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


1..... Stimulant in coffee (8) 5..... Road bypass (6) 7..... Paper hanky (6) 8..... Timepiece (5) 10... Story with a moral (5) 12... Gradually (3, 2, 3) 14... Morning after the night before (8) 17... Joint (4) 19... 1980s band (4) 20... Outfit (3, 2) 21... Kind of TV (6) 22... Factual (4) 23... Wages (8)

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



1..... Lobster (8) 2..... Deadly (5) 3..... Teacher (8) 4..... John Candy film “Uncle ----” (4) 6..... Kind of fish (3) 9..... Cupboard (7) 11 ... Scorch (4) 12... Drink (5) 13... Intrude (8) 15... Shade of red hair (6) 16... Fruit (5) 18... Once more (5)


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

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


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

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A meeting with friends at this week will help to put you back in touch with an old friend. This person has been trying to reach you for some time and will be glad that you finally have a chance to catch up with things. Romance. A casual glance from a stranger will intrigue you. Don’t be too slow to make contact with this person - they are very shy and want to know that you are interested.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You will find it difficult to concentrate on work which you don’t really enjoy. You have a lot to get through, but your willpower is not very strong at the moment! Romance. You may be too shy to tell your partner exactly how you feel. Your emotions might be a little confused at the moment.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A powerful aspect to Jupiter will help to make you especially confident this week. A possible boost to your career will help even more. All in all, this should be a good time, especially for any long-term projects which have an element of risk. Romance. A minor misunderstanding will be solved as soon as you accept that you are partly to blame. An honest admission will go a long way towards restoring confidence.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A burst of energy later this week will help you to get on top of things. Focus on what is important and don’t be afraid to cut out tasks which you know are not really important. Romance. A dream about meeting the person of your dreams will not bring this any closer to reality. You need to start taking action.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Now is the time to deal with an issue which has been coming round again and again for the last few weeks. With enough determination it will finally be solved this time. Romance. An expensive outing may end up being less romantic than you had been hoping for. It will all add up in the long run, however.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) An older person will give you a piece of advice that you may resent. This person will have a lot of experience, so don’t ignore what they say. Romance. A recent change in your emotional state may have a lot to do with a new friend in your life. You will be able to express your feelings very openly with this person.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Your relations with a key colleague at work will improve dramatically over the next few days. Your life will go much more smoothly once this person is on your side. Romance. You will be extremely aware of your partner’s needs during this upcoming week. A different sort of get-together will give them a chance to show their gratitude.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Try not to be too upset about a recent disappointment. A discussion with a close friend will help to get you back on your feet. Romance. You might be feeling a little fragile at the moment. Your partner will need to be even more understanding than usual.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Time spent wondering what to do may stop you from actually doing it. Don’t wait for the perfect moment - just get down to it! Romance. planned romantic trip sometime this week will give you the chance to unwind. Your relationship will soon be back on track after a recent upset.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Don’t put off doing what needs to be done. The people around you will have much less energy than you, and may try to hold you back. Romance. You will be thinking about your partner a lot at the moment. They will need your emotional support this week, and will need to know that you care about them.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Be careful of an approach which is too diffuse. If you don’t concentrate your efforts, you will not get everything done on time. Romance. Your partner may be a little tense at the moment. Time spent relaxing will help to put both of you into a more romantic mood.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You need an outlet for your excess energy. A local social event may give you the chance to do this, and to meet some new people at the same time. Romance. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Other people may be much less concerned about your problems than you realise.

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Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 10.30am - 1.30pm Venue: Gumatj Corporation Board Room, Gunyangara Community The purpose of the Annual General Meeting is for the election of the Governing Committee for the next two years. To confirm the minutes of the previous AGM, consideration of all reports, financial and annual, appointment of the Auditors and the inspection of the Register of Members. The Bulunu Ward Meeting will take place prior to the AGM. The purpose of the Ward Meeting is to elect 5 Miwatj Health Members to represent the Bulunu Ward for a period of two years. All members are encouraged to attend For further enquiries and nomination forms, please contact Julie Strauss, Executive Secretary on 8939 1917. Phone: 8939 1900 Fax: 8987 1670 Postal: PO Box 519, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Address: 1424 Arnhem Road, Nhulunbuy


10AM MONDAY Nhulunbuy Community Toy Library AGM

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Lee McSweeny - Diploma in Dental Technology

9.30am Monday, November 7 at Toy Library â&#x20AC;˘ All members are encouraged to attend â&#x20AC;˘ All positions declared vacant

2012 Territory Government Apprenticeships

Administration Assistant FULL TIME An opportunity has arisen within Toll Marine Logistics in Nhulunbuy. Reporting directly to the Administration Supervisor, your duties will be: â&#x20AC;˘ Customer Service, including reception, customer enquiries and general ofďŹ ce duties. â&#x20AC;˘ Data Entry â&#x20AC;˘ Quotes â&#x20AC;˘ Inspection Report â&#x20AC;˘ Weekend, out of hours and public holiday work Drivers licence is required. Email resumes to: or fax 08 8987 1968 by COB 11/11/11.

Before starting an apprenticeship, Lee McSweeny worked in the dental industry. Wanting to learn more about the dental trade, Lee embarked upon a Territory Government apprenticeship pursuing her Diploma in Dental Technology. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I like being able to use my hands, it is rewarding to make something functional for someone.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; As well as on-the-job learning, Lee attends interstate training as part of her apprenticeship. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I travel to Melbourne four times a year.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice to anyone thinking of starting an apprenticeship is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Go for it! You learn new skills for a start and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never too late to improve on your skills and knowledge.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Apprenticeships are available across the Northern 7HUULWRU\LQDZLGHYDULHW\RIÂżHOGVDQGWUDGHV within the Northern Territory Public Sector. The Apprenticeship Program provides a great support mechanism for further education and training to build the skills of Territorians.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Restricted Vehicle and Pedestrian Access to ReďŹ nery Foreshore Areas Due to essential ground works occurring in the ReďŹ nery lease area and Toll Marine Logistics (Perkins Shipping) freight yard, the vehicle access route to adjacent foreshore areas, including the boat ramps, will be closed to ALL trafďŹ c for a three day period. All vehicles and pedestrian access to this area will be restricted and the route closed from:



Sunrise (06:00 CST) Monday 7 November to Sunset (18:00 CST) Wednesday 9 November 2011 (inclusive) Foreshore vehicle access route â&#x20AC;&#x201C; between ReďŹ nery lease and Perkins Shipping freight yard including boat ramp access

Rio Tinto Alcan Gove apologises for any inconvenience arising, especially for boat ramp users, and appreciates the cooperation of all parties to ensure adherence to all work safety requirements during this period. Boat ramp users are reminded that an alternative ramp is available at the Gove Boat Club. Boat access can also be obtained for Drimmie Head and Yirrkala Community with permission from the Northern Land Council. Queries: Contact Communities & External Relations on 8987 5207



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Family and Friends of the late Sara Hampel (nee Nokes) wish to express their sincere gratitude and heart-felt thanks to Geoff and Moya Dunlop and the other members of the Nhulunbuy Baptist Church who carried out Saraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memorial service on Thursday, October 20. We also wish to thank the RTA (PaciďŹ c Aluminium) Community Relations Department and manager (Ms Stephanie Stonier) for their kind assistance with use of the Wet Mess facility for the service.


Farewell Drinks for Joe Manderson


19 November @ 7.30pm All friends welcome to wish Joe a tremendous send off of her time spent in Gove 19 Whitewood Circuit BYO booze and a small plate of nibbles

Road Safety Forum - Nhulunbuy


You are invited to attend a community forum to share information on local road safety challenges and opportunities, and gain a better understanding of the safe systems approach to road safety.

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$GPLQLVWUDWLYH2IÂżFHU Remuneration Package Range $75 775 - $79 658

Where: Walkabout Lodge, Westal Street, Nhulunbuy.

(Comprising salary $65 876 - $69 307, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)



Wednesday 2 November 2011. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm. Light refreshments provided.

Deliver housing tenancy outcomes for the communities transitioning to Territory Housingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remote Public Housing Management Framework including collection and maintaining of data and working closely with and providing advice to Housing Reference Groups. Three permanent vacancies are available in either Darwin or Nhulunbuy subject to negotiation with the successful applicant. The positions that are located in Nhulunbuy may initially be based in Darwin. Applicants should be aware that DVLJQLÂżFDQWDPRXQWRIWUDYHO RIWHQZHHNDWDWLPH LVUHTXLUHGZLWKWKHVHSRVLWLRQVDQGLQWHPSRUDU\VW\OH accommodation within a community setting.

Saving lives and reducing injury on our roads is everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility, so get involved and have your say! RSVP:

Jennifer Malone, Manager Road Safety Policy Phone: 8924 7993 Email:



The Northern Territory Government is an equal opportunity employer and values an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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

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

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

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean Ph: 0417 601 490

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

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E:

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

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

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

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

Thu 03

Time 0123 0708 1247 1940

Time 0218 0801 1339 2036

Ht 2.59 1.37 3.01 0.55


Ht 2.48 1.45 2.81 0.71

Fri 04 Time 0315 0903 1439 2136

Sat 05 Ht 2.42 1.50 2.61 0.84

Time 0414 1011 1546 2236

Ht 2.41 1.49 2.45 0.94

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Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday 10am.



W/E Oct 23 W/E Oct 23 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 17/10







Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tuesday 18/10







Wednesday 19/10







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 20/10







Friday 221/10







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

Saturday 22/10













42310 11134 53000 13947 -10689


Sunday 23/10

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


Other Cities Av. Consumption / Head of Pop. Brisbane 270 â&#x20AC;˘ Darwin 1100 â&#x20AC;˘ Perth 340

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Sun 06

Mon 07

Tue 08

Time 0516 1121 1705 2336

Time 0614 1230 1833

Time 0034 0703 1326 1937

Ht 2.45 1.41 2.35 1.01

Ht 2.54 1.26 2.35

Ht 1.07 2.66 1.09 2.43

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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Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ph: 8987 3553

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

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

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

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

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

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

MOPS Contact: Christie Giles P: 8987 2227

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

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Father Barry Hanson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ph: 8987 1533 Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 24 33.1 22.7 NIL Tuesday 25 32.9 21.2 NIL Wednesday 26 34.0 22.4 NIL Thursday 27 33.6 22.6 NIL Friday 28 32.7 22.0 NIL Saturday 29 32.8 22.6 NIL Sunday 30 33.3 23.2 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 13 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gove Airport from Monday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 30

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1012.3 hPa on Tuesday Min: 1006.1 hPa on Sunday Averages for the month October Max temp: 31.7 Min temp: 21.5 Rainfall: 7.1 mm

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Building Intentions

Clark Jewellery Specialist

Builders and residents of Nhulunbuy are advised that all proposed buildings and structures require building approval prior to the commencement of works. NCL staff have recently identified instances in which building works have commenced prior to the issuing of an appropriate Building Approval. Builders and residents are advised that should building be undertaken without an appropriate Building Approval, NCL has and will use its authority to order the cessation of such building work and/or its removal at cost to the sub-lease holder of the property involved.

Specialising in Repairs, Manufacture & Design

Visiting Dates: Thursday, November 10, to Saturday, November 12.

All building work is to comply with the Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited Building Policy and the Nhulunbuy Land Development Policy or the Nhulunbuy Industrial Estate Land Development Policy as applicable.

• Qualified jeweller returning to Gove • All appointments are made in the comfort of your own home at your convenience • Appointments are one on one to ensure your personal experience

If you are intending to lodge a Building Application, it is requested that you make an appointment with the Building and Regulatory Officer prior to lodgment by calling 8939 2200 to discuss the matter.

Call ahead to ensure your appointment. Phone Stuart on 0419 017 119.


• New babies • Engagements • Weddings • Special functions • 21st Birthdays • Anniversaries • Festivals • School awards… Just send us your happy snap, or if it is a very special occasion, our photographer could attend the event. Photos are published free of charge.

Email your photos to: editor@ arafuratimes Please include the names of the event, the people in the photo and a brief description and date of event

ENQUIRIES: 1300 0880 00

Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

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


The Corporation is seeking to employ a person to fill the above vacancy. To be considered for this role, you should possess: t High level organisational ability, capacity to work unsupervised, to determine priorities and set/meet deadlines under pressure; t Ability and temperament to perform at peak efficiency during constant disruptions. t Sound knowledge of meeting procedures and considerable experience in agenda preparation and minute taking; t Strong written communication skills and typing and computer skills with Microsoft Word and Access. t Flexibility and good time management. t Excellent customer service and telephone skills. t High level of loyalty, confidentiality and honesty. t Ability to work as part of a team in a small office environment t The Corporation is a small working team, who provides support and flexibility. Please note: No accommodation is offered with this position. For a full Position Description please contact our office on 8939 2200 or email a request to: Applications close 4pm, Friday, 18 November, 2011, and should be addressed to: Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited Endeavour Square, PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Email: Julie Bryce MANAGER OF CORPORATE & COMMUNITY SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE CIVIL Closing 16 Nov 2011 T11-1693 - Katherine - Victoria Highway - Upgrade Truck Parking Bays.

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT MISCELLANEOUS Closing 09 Nov 2011 D11-0391 - All Centres - Panel Contract for the Delivery of Employee Assistance Programs for a Period of 36 Months.

LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CONSULTANCY Closing 16 Nov 2011 D11-0293 - Darwin - Consultancy - Feasibility and Business Case for Development of Waterfront Land at East Arm.

POLICE, FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES CONSULTANCY Closing 09 Nov 2011 D11-0365 - All Centres - Provision of Counselling & Psychological Services for a Period of 12 Months.

POWER AND WATER SUPPLY AND DELIVERY Closing 16 Nov 2011 PRD01680-11 - All Centres and Remote Communities - Supply Delivery Installation and Commissioning of Water Storage Tanks for a Period of 60 Months. Arafura Times

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AFL star helps at inter-school sports day AN inter-school sports day that was held at Nhulunbuy Primary School got a hand from AFL star Nathan Djerrkura. Nhulunbuy Primary School was a hive of activity on Friday October 21 with approximately 150 students from the Gove region participating in an inter school sports day involving AFL, Cricket and Basketball. Boys and girls from Years 5,6 and 7 were involved and all were keen participants and very enthusiastic. The emphasis of the day was on participation and working together as a team. The students also played cricket which is a sport lots weren’t familiar with but really enjoyed. The day was sponsored by Sodexo and Miwatj Health and there was an

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emphasis on eating healthy food and following a healthy lifestyle. “A big thank you from Arnhem School Sport for your continued support of supporting the students of the Arnhem region,” Nhulunbuy Primary School teacher Ian Darlington said. Schools participating were Yirrkala CEC, Yirrkala Homelands, Gapuwiyak, Nhulunbuy Christian School, Nhulunbuy High School and Nhulunbuy Primary School. “Thanks to all the teachers, Rob, Hamish, Boogie, Torra and Nathan for their help during the day. Hopefully we can expand the programme next year to include more schools and more sports,” Mr Darlington said. See more photos on page 11.

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Sailing attracts boaters to race BY NEAL BAULCH SUNDAY, October 23, saw five times as many people as there were boats turn up for another great day on the water. It was really nice to see so many people keen to get onboard whatever boat they could and to gain some skills or take it easy with a coldy. On the way out to the start line Petama encountered Salt who was being single handed on her way back from a fishing sail to Bonner rocks who was keen to join the race. Petama and Salt came along side each other and a couple of the sailors on board Petama jumped ship to lend Sam a hand. So with what Brad described as a “cheese and biscuit” course set, Salt was first across the line and made a bee line for half tide rock. Petama was next across the line who was then quickly overtaken by Wolley, then Solace 2 and Everly Blue. Salt pointed very well to windward and made her way around half tide rock without having to tack but in doing so used her weight to push the smaller

Wolley off the rhumb line. No protest flag was noticed. This forced a tack for Wolley and Petama soon followed suit. The next mark was Strath island which was kept to starboard and another tack to get through the gap. Then a down wind leg to the South Granite islet with sails goose winged and Karla (Hope I got your name close) who is from what I hear a proficient dingy sailor, who has only been in town for 10 days, doing a great job on the helm of 40 feet of Petama. As the boats rounded South Granite island they were brought hard on the wind to come between the North and South Granites and then directly back to the finish line. It was still nice to see the winds in the dry season direction albeit swinging around a tad. As seems to be the norm, Wolley was first across the line followed by Salt, Petama, Solace 2 and Everly Blue. The race wound up with a sausage sizzle, a sunset and with the amount of chit chat everybody went home with a smile on their face with their worries blown away.

Those aboard Petama during the race.

Wolley and Everly Blue out for a challenge.

From left to right Solace 2, Wolley and Everly Blue during the race.

Wolley and Salt under sail.

Surf Club presentations NHULUNBUY Surf Life Saving Club lifesavers were recently acknowledged for their contributions to the local community. The club members put in 1050 patrol hours this season. At their presentation night Emma Putland was named as Lifesaver of the year. Other awards were U19 Lifesaver of the year - Alice Rudolph; U17 Lifefesaver of the Year and Rookie of the Year - Maddi Barnett, Volunteer of

the Year - Grant Barnett; Patrol Captain of the Year - Tony Kelly, Most Patrol Hours Surf Rescue Certificate- Jack Tracy;Young Achiever - Jesse Chamberlain and Presidents Award - McGraths and Forbes. Steve Castelli took out the Trainer of the Year , Official of the Year and Most Patrol Hours (Bronze Medallion). The Club has officially stopped patrolling local beaches as of the end of September and will resume

patrols again next June. Club President, Chris Putland warned locals that stingers have been seen in local waters as have crocodiles and people should be vigilant whenever on local beaches. “Crocs are on the move as breeding season approaches and they are staking their territories.” The Club will remain open on Friday nights although the barbecue will stop from December through to February.

Volunteer of the Year Grant Barnett, U17 Lifesaver of the Year and Rookie of the Year Maddi Barnett, Lifesaver of the Year, Emma Putland and Trainer, Official and Most Rescue Hours Steve Castelli.

The Golf Doctor: Lesson number three, ball position Many people new, and not so new, to golf may not know the correct positioning for the ball relative to your set up. There are basically three different ball positions for the three different types of clubs - the driver, irons and pitching wedge. Here I give an easy way of showing that the ball position does change with different clubs. This of course can change with lie of the ball. If playing a driver you need to line the ball up with the inside left heel for a right-handed golfer. With a 7-iron the ball should generally be lined up just forward of the centre of your stance. U s ing a pitching wedge the ball should be centred.

The Golf Doctor Andrew Bridge shows the three ball positions.

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




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


Lunch Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 noon (reservations advised)  ALL FUNCTIONS CATERED FOR 





Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5




AHA Harbottle Gold Plate Award

Arnhem Club “Bottle O” Bottleshop Specials Specials start Monday, October 31  Finish Sunday, November 6

Bundy Premix 6 packs 6 pack


Carlton Dry stubs carton


Melbourne Bitter stubs carton


Tooheys Extra Dry stubs carton


Heineken stubs carton


Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 700ml



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