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$2 – EDITION 865, 30 Nov - 6 Dec 2011

NEWS FOR EAST ARNHEM LAND, INCLUDING NHULUNBUY AND YIRRKALA

Couple rescued at sea

Jeremy and Tracey Chrzanowski meet the helicopter pilot, Shaun Bennett (centre), who spotted them when they we stranded at sea. PhoTo: MARJo hALLoWELL By MARJO HALLOWELL TWO Nhulunbuy residents are relieved to be able to tell the tale of their ordeal after a fishing trip went horribly wrong last week. A search and rescue effort last Monday (November 21) located a very grateful Tracey and Jeremy Chr-

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zanowski who had spent three hours in the water east of Higginson’s Islet. The couple, both aged 41, activated their emergency beacon at around 9.45am after their motor broke free of the vessel’s transom about 13 nautical miles (23km) north east of Nhulunbuy. The five-year-old, 20-foot, fibreglass vessel immediately started taking on

water. The couple grabbed their life jackets and EPIRB and entered the water. They were not spotted by the aerial searchers until 12.30pm and the Coast Guard picked them up out of the water a short time later. Mr Chrzanowski said they were grateful to all who had helped out in

the rescue especially the boats that also came to look for them. “We sent out ‘Mayday’ calls but no one responded to them. The mobile phones were used to call 000 and then call contacts. Thank goodness we had our EPIRB with us and we kept hold of that,” he said. “The boat went down in under five

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Couple rescued after boat sinks >> From page 1 “The first indication we had was we were thrown to the right hand side of the boat. I thought a rod had fallen out but then turned around and the propeller was facing us and spinning. It fell back into the water and the transom was missing. We don’t know what happened to cause this. “Tracey was throwing stuff out of the boat as we were taking on water. The motor was pulling us down - the bilge pump was working but when the water got up to my knees it shorted. I was also bailing with the fish tub but this all happened very quickly. “ I put out three ‘Mayday’ calls but no one responded. Tracey dialled 000 and I was able to give our details and GPS co-ordinates to the operator and told them we were going down. Tracey also phoned anyone on my contact list she could reach and we managed to tell a few people what was happening. We learned later they had all made calls to others as well. “The boat’s nose went up and it went down very quickly and within five to seven minutes of the first indication there was something wrong we were in the water. We managed to grab our life jackets and the EPIRB. As it was going down I remembered the flares but it was too dangerous to go back in and then the boat was gone. “Once we hit the water we knew we needed to keep positive and focus on what we could do. We saw the esky and grabbed onto it and tried to keep our legs up.” Mrs Chrzanowski said she was really worried when they saw the

police plane, which was in the area for a transporting job, keep flying over them and not seeing them. They learned later there was not a spotter in the plane and the pilot was on the lookout. “We both hung onto the esky and had our life jackets on. We had some freshwater in the esky but were waving frantically at the plane and later the helicopter and frustrated they could not see us,” she said. “We were trying to reflect anything we could to try to get his attention.” The couple saw a boat - which they estimated was near where their boat went down, but they had drifted three nautical miles away from the original co-ordinates given to the 000 call centre. Another boat, near Chicken Heads was also searching but had to return as they were running out of fuel. A boat launched from Banu Banu and others had also put their boats in and were looking. They were encouraged when they saw the helicopter come straight across from town and flew straight over them. It became obvious to them they had not been spotted as it flew over without slowing down. It was more than two and a half hours before they were spotted. The helicopter pilot, Shaun Bennett from Jayrow Helicopters, saw some debris when he banked as he and police officer Senior Constable Neale Carlon were covering the search grid. “I saw some debris and then I saw a redness in the corner of my eye and went in for a closer look. I could see the esky they were holding onto but not the people in the water,” Mr

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Bennett said. As the helicopter did not have any winch capabilities the Customs boat - which had responded as soon as the call came in - was given the exact co-ordinates and it was another 20-25 minutes before they were on site. In the meantime the helicopter hovered over the couple. A dingy was sent from the customs boat to pick the couple out of the waters. The Police Aero-Rescue Dornier aircraft from Darwin had been tasked to assist in the search. Customs officer, Lyle O’Reilly said the rescue effort was a co-operative one between the territory and federal agencies. “We need to work like that in a place like this to ensure the safety of the community. I am extremely pleased with the efficiency and speed the crew got the boat en-route as they first had to get the dingy to the ramp to get to where the boat was moored.” Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said had they not had their EPIRB they would not have been found. “Water Police and local members from Nhulunbuy, as well as Australian Customs and Border Protection Service personnel, utilised a fixed wing aircraft and a helicopter during the search. Two other nearby vessels also assisted in the search,” said Snr Sgt Muldoon. “The stranded couple were located at around 12.30pm floating in the water and were ultimately rescued by Australian Customs Vessel CRV McArthur River. Both were seen to by St John Ambulance members and were suffering sunburn however refused any further treatment.

A map of the rescue area. “This again shows just how effective the correct emergency equipment can be in situations like this. I also thank all those involved for such a swift rescue. I have no doubt that if this couple did not have a registered EPIRB we would not have found them.” Mr Chrzanowski said they had done everything right - had all the safety equipment on board - and were

Toy run set to roar THE annual Gove toy run is set down for Saturday December 10. For the last five years a group of motor bikers raise funds for local causes and take the man in the red suit around the towns. Toys will be dropped off at the Gove District Hospital and there will be small treats for children along the way. This year the bikes will all meet at the BP Service Station, ready for a 9am start. Basically they will be riding from there up to the hospital and then around town, down to the market at Endeavour Square,

out to Yirrkala, the Golf Club the Boat Club and ending up at the Hog Shed. The fire truck and St John Ambulance will accompany the riders on the day. In conjunction with the toy run they have organised a major raffle in Endeavour Square for a one hour scenic flight with Laynha Air. It will be drawn at about 11am. The purpose of the Toy Run is to raise funds for local causes. In the evening there will be live music, a barbecue, raffles and an auction at the Hog Shed. Bring your own drinks. RIGHT: Too hot for reindeer here in Gove. LEFT: Out on the road during a previous toy run.

still in this precarious situation. “Ours is a family boat and 95 per cent of the time the whole family is on board,” he said. “I would particularly like to thank the the helicopter pilot - Shaun Bennett, the customs officers, the police, Shaune Jurd, Banu Banu, John Ryland, Tony Williams and Peter (Monkey) McCue and all who were all out there looking for us.”


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Cyclone expected before Christmas

“People need to know where to go if their homes are not safe enough. The shelter has room for 250 people and there is a population of 4500,” Snr Sgt Muldoon said.

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Interesting cyclone facts: The most devastating: Cyclone Bhola in Bangladesh killed 300,000 people in 1970. Most costly: Hurricane Katrina that hit the USA in 2005 cost US$80 billion. Strongest winds: 408km/h were experienced in parts of Western Australia during Cyclone Olivia in 1996.

THE Bureau of Meteorology held an information session on how to prepare for cyclones in town last week stating they expected one to develop before Christmas. They highlighted information on cyclones stating the next one would be called Fina. Cyclones are named once the winds reach 63km/h or 34 knots. Footage of the intensity of cyclones from category 1-5 were shown and what precautions needed to be taken to ensure households remained safe during a cyclone. Max Gonzalez, one of the presenters said children needed to be kept informed as to what the family plans were so they too knew what was necessary. “It is important to make sure they are involved in the preparation so when a cyclone hits they will know everything is going to plan. Give them things to do and make sure you have things to keep them busy during the cyclone,” he said. He also said people needed to decide early should they wish to leave town, however, Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said that was not an option for residents

$35,000 kava seized in Maningrida POLICE have arrested two men, aged 44 and 48 years, for possession and supply of a commercial quantity of kava in Maningrida on Friday, November 19. On Thursday November 17, under the provisions of the Kava Management Act, members of Taskforce Seeadler, made up of both the Southern and Northern Substance Abuse Intelligence Desks, and the Dog Operations Unit, searched the Toyota Landcruiser the men were travelling in and kava detector dog, Archie, located about 35kg of kava in the rear of the vehicle in two sports bags. The kava was divided into approximately

1750 individual deal bags of 20g each. Senior Sergeant Clint Sims estimated the kava had a potential value in excess of $35,000 if sold in Arnhem Land communities. “Once again, Taskforce Seeadler has seized a substantial amount of kava bound for distribution in the Arnhem Land region. It frustrates police that these traffickers continue to supply and distribute substances that have a potentially devastating effect on remote communities.” The men have been bailed to appear at Maningrida Magistrates Court on December 6.

of Nhulunbuy. “People need to know where to go if their homes are not safe enough. The shelter has room for 250 people and there is a population of 4500,” Snr Sgt Muldoon said. “The community has an expectation that they will be looked after but they need to take responsibility for their own needs. “We (the emergency services) are not going to feed you or provide water as we simply don’t have the staff the stretch to 4500 people. “You need to look after yourself and ensure you have enough food and water for at least four days.” Mr Gonzalez told people to ensure they had battery operated radios to keep up to date with developments during a cyclone and be attentive whenever a cyclone appeared to be approaching and not leave taking action until the last minute and not take any unnecessary risks. Be prepared - not scared, he said and visit www.securent.nt.gov.au or www.bom. gov.au/cyclone for further information on what you need to do to prepare your home

Free show this week NHULUNBUY Christian College will be performing It’s a Cracker, a nativity musical by Mark and Helen Johnson this week. The play takes place on Christmas day, and Mum, Tom and Lucy are making their final preparations before their relatives arrive for Christmas dinner. In between the turkey, the pudding and lots of Christmas crackers, Grandad helps the family rediscover the real Christmas meaning. Performances are a matinee today (Nov 30) at 11am and tonight and tomorrow night at 7.30pm. Tickets are free and are available from the NCC front office or at the Town Hall before performances.

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Marika family celebrated at MAGNT THE Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), in partnership with the Marika family and the National Museum of Australia, launched the captivating travelling exhibition Yalangbara: Art of the Djang’kawu last Friday. MAGNT emeritus curator Margie West said this exhibition tells the remarkable story of the Marika family of Arnhem Land, which includes three generations of artists, cultural diplomats and custodians of one of Australia’s most important spiritual sites. “The family comprises the rirratjingu clan, one of Australia’s most famous dynasties of artists who celebrate yalangbara in their art and ceremony,” Ms West said. “The story of the Djang’kawu has been the subject of some major Australia artworks, and this compelling exhibition gives us an opportunity to understand more fully the deep and complex relationships between place and people. “We are very excited to be showing these works in the Territory, as we know that Indigenous art and culture is central to the lives of thousands of Territorians.” yalangbara, also known as Port Bradshaw, is

one of the most significant areas in the Miwatj (Arnhem Land) region, as it is where the Djang’kawu sisters and their brother landed and began their world-transforming journey across northeast-central Arnhem Land. As part of their creative journey, the Djang’kawu gave birth to all the clans of the Dhuwa moiety, including the rirratjingu, the traditional owners of yalangbara. Yalangbara: Art of the Djang’kawu is the first major survey of works by the Marika family, profiling rare and significant works from public and private collections, including the first paintings produced at yirrkala in the 1930s, unique crayon drawings from the 1950s, and monumental narrative bark paintings, along with contemporary sculptures, bark paintings, fibre items and prints. The exhibition will be displayed at MAGNT until July 15, 2012. Ms West and Mawalan 2 Marika gave a floor talk about the exhibition at MAGNT on Friday. For more information on current and upcoming exhibitions at MAGNT, go to www.nt.gov.au/nreta/ museums/

Town sreaming out for a dentist By MARJO HALLOWELL

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ON yOur next trip out of town residents of Nhulunbuy may need to make sure they put a trip to the dentist on their list of things to do. Many people are worried about what to do if they have an unexpected toothache or a broken tooth. A woman, who prefers not to be named, said she recently broke her tooth before she realised there was no private dentist in town. “The doctor at the hospital told me I was one of many that came in each week with tooth pain and that they were not set up at all to help and there was definitely no patient travel for such things,” she said. “Except for a script for pain relief - which I was thankful for and antibiotics he suggested I make noise at the local member’s office. Surely this is an essential service. Surely ‘second tier’ doesn’t mean this. “unless you are a public patient (welfare recipient) you fly yourself out of town and sort it out yourself. An incredibly expensive scenario indeed - not everyone works for rio with generous travel allowance.” Local member for Nhulunbuy, Lynne Walker, said she had received many complaints about access to a reliable and dependable private dentist including complaints from patients who had paid up front for costly treatment which remained incomplete over a number of months. “Government’s primary responsibility in the NT and other jurisdictions with regards to oral health is to provide a public, taxpayer funded dental service to children, pensioners and others who hold Centrelink issued health care cards,” Mrs Walker said. “The Government dental service, while it will see private patients in extreme pain on a triage

basis, is not in a position to fill the gap left by the private practice, particularly when there was no definite indication from the latter to cease practising. “I raised my concerns with the NT Health Minister several months ago. NT Health has fielded many positive inquiries from private dentists who are keen to service patients in the region. Leasing matters associated with the rTA supplied accommodation as well as the clinic owned by NT Health appear to be reaching a resolution such that we can hope to see a new and more reliable private service restored. Best case scenario would see the service operating in the New year. For those travelling out of town for the festive season and school holidays, I’m sure many are making dentist appointments. “Clearly a community of this size needs a private dentist and I’d have thought this to be a very viable prospect for the right professional.” Mrs Walker said she had written to Dr Graham raynes asking him to commuicate with his patients and other interested stakehlolders as to his intentions regarding his practise, especially those who were waiting for works to be completed. It appears he left his practice in July and has not returned. The local real estate property manager was granted a Warrant of Possession for the property sub-leased by the previous dentist at Nhulunbuy Magistrates Court on November 2. Heather Weldon was representing her client Swiss Aluminium and Les Mitchell represented the Nhulunbuy Corporation who had sub-let premises to the dentist. Mr Mitchell said the dentist would not surrender his keys and had left ‘one or two months ago’. He had been sub-leasing the property for about two years.

Ms Weldon said the property still had ‘stuff there’ and her client wanted the property back. The occupant had been advised by the Town Administrator to vacate or leave the property. The warrant of possession was effective from November 2. A spokesman for NT Health said holders of valid Centrelink issued health care cards and pensioner concession cards are eligible for free dental services. Children up to the end of high school are also eligible for care. “The number of patients seen by the dentist per day varies in accordance with the complexity of their treatment needs. A normal day would involve 8-12 appointments. “The Department of Health public dental clinic is staffed by a dentist located in Nhulunbuy who provides services in Gove, yirrkala and in a number of remote communities in East Arnhem. “Clinic days in Nhulunbuy vary depending on the outreach schedule, but usually the dentist is available between two and four days per week. During the refurbishment of the clinic, which has now started and is estimated to be completed around mid-December, services will be available at the yirrkala clinic. “Oral health services in remote NT communities are provided by visiting staff. “The Oral Health Service provides emergency care to noneligible (not having a relevant concession card, nor being at school) people in towns and communities without access to a private dentist. The cost of accessing nonemergency care is the responsibility of the patient. “Concerns regarding the conduct or services provided by a private dentist (or other health providers) can be directed to the Health and Community Services Complaints Commission or the Dental Board of Australia.


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Alarm goes off at pool SEVERAL chlorine alarms were activated at the Gove Aquatic Centre last week with false alarms on Wednesday and an actual fault occuring on the weekend. On Wednesday the siren sounded and fire services responded as did staff from the Nhulunbuy Corporation Works department. On Sunday there was a fault with one of the regulators and the chlorine was captured in a purpose built canister before being removed. The false alarms were as a result of a fault on the self test unit, however, all incidents were responded to as possible emergency sitiuation. Pool manager, Rachel Verdel said the newly erected wind sock proved its worth as it showed which way and possible chlorine leak would be moving. “We evacuated the pool and moved once we saw the wind direction change. “People should be aware that when the alarm is activated they should treat it as a possible leak and not come over to the pool to see what has caused it. They should also avoid going into the street, especially if the wind is heading towards them. “The fire brigade was quick to respond each time the alarm went off. The fault was fixed and it was business as usual for the rest of the day.” Officer in charge of the Nhulunbuy Fire Station, Colin Snowden said if members of the public hear the alarm they can contact the Fire Station via 000. They should also contact NT Police and NCL staff if possible. “Chlorine gas is heavier than air, and will ‘pool’ in low lying areas such as drains etc. There is a windsock on the chlorine building in the pool area, which will indicate the direction that any escaped vapour may form. Our emergency response guides call for an initial immediate evacuation of 100m in all directions, “ he said. “In the most recent alarm incident there had not been any escaped vapour, or none detected on our arrival. The on-site monitoring equipment is highly sensitive (as it should be) and it will alarm at low levels, levels set to give warning prior to any health risk thresholds are reached. “The emergency response from the NTFRS will be to enter the affected building, or confined space, from an uphill and upwind direction in breathing apparatus and full firefighting uniform. We would then utilise gas detection equipment to monitor oxygen and explosive limit levels. Ventilation should then occur. “In a small leak persons should adhere to a safe exclusion zone in the first instance if they are outdoors (check the windsock and be aware of any vapour smell, moving away from any such areas) and people indoors should stay there, until advised further. “Small leaks that set off the alarm will probably see the abovementioned course of action taken. Anything larger would be highly obvious, with an emergency response from the NTFRS and NT Police to match. “If there was a major leak we will ensure a suitable evacuation and exclusion zone for the public, we will then eliminate all ignition sources within a minimum 50m radius, then disperse the vapour cloud with ‘fog’ streams from our hose lines, isolate the area and ventilate (if possible). A major leak may require an all areas evacuation of up to 800m on the downwind side. If bulk chlorine was leaking and on fire the evacuation will be over an even larger radius. “Chlorine gas may be fatal if inhaled in large enough quantities, this gas is also highly toxic, corrosive and oxidising, it can react explosively with hydrocarbons. Contact with water also may increase the volume of vapour, making this a difficult substance for fire fighters to deal with. “People are not to touch or walk in the path of, or through the spill or leak area. Any affected victims are to be removed to an area that is safe and in fresh air. If CPR is required a direct mouth-to-mouth method is not to be used as ingested fumes may affect the rescuer, use a respiratory device. Contaminated clothing and shoes are to be removed immediately by suitably protected persons. Obtain immediate medical care. “This information is not meant to frighten the public, only to inform. It is highly unlikely that a major incident may occur at the town pool, as there is not sufficient quantity of bulk product to evolve into a large emergency situation. “Common sense needs to prevail, people are not to put themselves at risk. The emergency services need to be contacted to effectively deal with any such situation. “As we always say in the Fire Service...If in doubt... turn ‘em out.”

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The long mo of the law LocaL Police had to get special permission to take their challenge to grow mos beyond the realms of normal uniform standards. Four of the local lads have taken on the challenge to raise funds for the annual Movember campaign. The campaign started in 2003 as a bit of a joke and to raise prostate cancer awareness. It started with just 30 men taking part in Melbourne but since then has snowballed and gone global with men all over the world seeing who can grow the biggest and best moustache in a month. The challenge is also on for them to raise funds for men’s health issues mainly prostate cancer awareness and depression. Funds raised will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and Beyond Blue. Senior Constable Nick Allen, Senior Constable Tristan Waddell, Matt McDonald and Devrim Kanyilmaz are all taking part hoping to raise as much as they can.

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Bikes being stolen every week BIKE owners are reminded to ensure they have their bikes engraved so they can be identified by police. This comes after several bikes per week are reported stolen and found dumped. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said the thefts were apparently opportunistic and were often dumped after they had been used. Without any form of identification we can’t return them to their owners. “We have an engraver at the station and if anyone wanted to bring their bike down we can engrave their license number on to their bike so should they ever be stolen and then found we can return them to their rightful owners. “The store room is becoming quite cluttered with bikes that have been handed in. “After three months we will dispose of any bikes that have not been claimed.” ������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������

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Bosses use Facebook to cull prospective employees ACCORDING to new Telstra research, more than a quarter of Australian bosses are now using social networking sites to screen job candidates, with almost half of these employers admitting to turning away prospects based on something they’ve seen on Facebook or Twitter. While inappropriate social networking behaviour was found to limit employment opportunities, Telstra’s Cyber-Safety research also revealed that over a third of Australian employers who screen social profiles have hired prospects based on positive things they have seen. Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for Northern Territory, Brian O’Keefe said the research findings are a timely reminder that Territorians need to consider their Cyber CV over the silly season. Australians love the festive season and sharing their memories with friends and family via sites like Facebook, but Telstra recommends job seekers think twice before posting, tagging and uploading pictures and status updates this Christmas. “This new Telstra research has shown that posts, photos and videos shared online not only amuse friends, but can lead to employers making judgement calls that affect careers. “according to the findings some of the biggest Cyber CV faux pas candidates make include posting inappropriate pictures and posting discriminatory comments,” he said. “It’s not just prospective employees who should be considering what their Cyber CV says about them. The research also shows that one in 10 employers use Facebook and other social networking sites as a means of keeping an eye on productivity.”


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A formal end to high school

Students from left to right : Sheba-Marie Borthistle, Arben Ramosaj, Emma Andrews, Chloe Aitchison, Michael Mayer, B’Naye Thackrah, Alice Rudolph, Keegan Kelly, Katie Johnson, Jordee Boyd, Jaiden Grant-Haddock, Zoe Hutchinson, Cassandra Baulch, Aeden Bryce, Bjorn Skoog, Maria McGill, Emily Osborne, Jake Edwards, Ebony Grills, Kyle Riseley, Zoe Cox, Kirsten Hil, Nelson Browne and Jocelyn Johnson. By LEL HILL Saturday, November 19, saw the graduation ceremony for 24 year 12 Nhulunbuy High School students. The gala event was held in the Arnhem Club function room with approximately 122 guests, made up of students’ friends, family, teachers and other invited guests with the theme for this year being ‘All That Jazz’. The room came alive with chandeliers, jazz players, balloons, fairy lights, black ostrich feathers and with a New York skyline

backdrop provided by the year 12 art students. This set the scene of a jazz club set in the 1920s flapper era. To complete the atmosphere, Jenny Heath, Kaz Hill, Sue Clarke and Tim Webb put together some live music for the evening, with a surprise performance of ‘All that Jazz’ to the delight of the students and guests. The girls were stunning, the boys were handsome, and all reflected the mature, blossoming young adults they have come to be. Each student was introduced to those present by Mr Pat Ellis

(former Nhulunbuy Primary School principal) who was invited to be MC for the evening. This group of year 12s was unique, as it consisted of more than 75 per cent of the students who were graduating had either been born in Gove or had lived here for most of their lives, and had all gone through their schooling years together. Speeches were made by Pat Ellis, Julie Perry (current Principal NHS), Zoe Cox (year 12 graduate), Wendy Troe (NHS senior school English/ history teacher), and a combined address by year 12 graduates Emma

Andrews, Zoe Hutchinson and Jake Edwards. Linda Barrett (NHS senior IT teacher) provided a comprehensive slide show of each individual student towards the later part of the evening which provided laughter and reflection on their years of schooling. Not present at the graduation ceremony were Kaia Osborne, Faton Ramosaj and Nessie Frumenzie who will be holding their own unique formal presentation at a later date. Other students not present were Caitlin Lobenwein, Joel Ingham and Daito Taumalolo.

The year 12 formal committee would like to sincerely thank the Arnhem Club, Banyan Blue, Mr Pat Ellis, all guest speakers, Gove Tennis Club, Nik Aroha from Studio 13, Brooke Grills, all the fundraising helpers and donations made along the way and parents who helped set up on the day. Last and by no means least, we would like to thank all those present at the graduation for making it a wonderful success and a fitting tribute to the graduating students, as they finish their schooling careers to pursue new endeavours.

A helping hand for doctors Hat finds its way home A NEW course at James Cook University will train ‘Physician Assistants’ to help target the health needs of rural, remote and tropical Queensland. From January 2012, JCU will offer the Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant), based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at JCU Townsville. Physician Assistants (PAs) are qualified to practice medicine under the supervision of a doctor or physician specialist. The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine recently endorsed a policy statement giving strong support to the potential of PAs, saying they “extend the reach of doctors in rural and remote communities and stabilise health care services”. The three-year Bachelor Degree course is designed for mature, medical or non-medical professionals with previous healthcare experience and a certain level of tertiary level education. Allan Forde, Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at JCU, said PAs could undertake duties previously only performed by doctors or physicians, including examination, diagnosis, and carrying out investigations, as well as treatment and prescribing. “However, all physician assistants must be associated with a supervising doctor or physician,” he said. Mr Forde said the PA education

was very different to a nursing, or nurse practitioner course. “Nurse practitioners are educated in an advanced practice nursing format that is based in nursing theory and philosophy, in addition to diagnostic and therapeutic skills. “Physician Assistants are trained in a medical model to practice medicine under the supervision of a doctor or physician. PA students do not need to be nurses, but some are.” Mr Forde said the PA profession had proved to be very popular in the United States, with more than 80,000 PAs practising today. The concept had also spread to many other countries including, Canada, UK, The Netherlands and South Africa, he said. “The model of a PA medical extension officer emerged in the United States during the 1960s in response to the lack of access to primary care services, particularly by poor, rural and minority populations.” Mr Forde said the Physician Assistant model was now spreading throughout the world. “Australia shares key features with Canada in particular, in regards to healthcare governance, overburdened public health sectors, substantial rural geography and significant Indigenous populations. “The PA prototype could help rural, remote and Indigenous health care in particular, and that’s what we are focused on at JCU.”

He said that Nanette Laufik, a US-trained physician assistant and JCU School of Medicine academic staff member in Cairns, was already working clinically with the Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre in Mareeba. Professor Richard Murray, Dean and Head of JCU’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, said rural and remote medicine had a strong tradition of team-based health care. “This includes flexible delegation of clinical tasks by rural doctors to nurses, Aboriginal health workers, allied health practitioners, paramedics, lay health care assistants and others,” he said. “This is a practical adaptation to workforce shortage and geography and has helped to ensure that the evolving abilities of all members of a health care team can be fully applied.” Mr Forde said becoming a PA would help advance the careers of skilled medical technicians and other allied health personnel looking for a change in direction or the ability to extend their contribution in the clinical arena. “Many of these workers would otherwise be lost to the system,” he said. “In keeping with its mandate to provide health professionals for rural, remote and Indigenous Queensland, JCU will emphasise recruitment of applicants from rural, remote and tropical communities.”

There was a happy ending to a story the Arafura Times ran recently. John’s crowning glory goes Walkabout mentioned how John Tourish was working outside the Walkabout Hotel and someone took his hat while he was working. It had taken him years to agree to wearing the hat and was a special gift. No sooner did the article appear in the Arafura Times than he got a phone call. A lady had found his hat in the garden behind the Fire Station and had taken it home and cleaned it. She had no idea where

it came from or who it belonged to as there was no one around when she found it. The lady from Ski Beach had her partner bring it back in to town. Mr Tourish said the man would not accept a reward. “This just proves just how honest people are up here. As soon as she saw who owned it it was returned. “I have had many people ask me over the last few weeks whether I ever found my hat and I can say it found its way back home.”

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NOVEMBER Wed 30 to April 20, 2012. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club – 2011-2012 XXXX Gold Billfish Tournament. Wed 30. It’s a Cracker - A Christmas Musical by Nhulunbuy Christian College - Matinee at 11am and show at 7.30pm All Month: Movember - All month at the Arnhem Club - See the weekly progress of those joining in. NovemBRA- drop in any unwanted bras to Lynne Walker’s Office.

DECEMBER Thu 1. It’s a Cracker - A Christmas Musical by Nhulunbuy Christian College - at 7.30pm. Sat 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Sponsors Fishing Competition - club sponsors taken out by members for a one day fun competition in conjunction with CGC presentation. Sat 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - XXXX GOLD Game Classic presentation at The Arnhem Club from 7pm. Tue 6. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Sat 10. Annual Toy Run. Sat 10. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Christmas Party and Awards Party at clubhouse from 6pm. Sat 10. NCL Art and Craft Market hosted by Over 3’s. Sun 11. Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party day by the pool. For members of the East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce and their families. Cost $10 per family - bring a present for the kids. RSVP Dec 6 Treacy Harry 8987 1985. Sun 11. Christmas Carols presented by the combined Churches of Nhulunbuy. 6.30pm for 7pm start. Electric candles and soft drinks for sale. Free sausage sizzle. Sun 11. Waterslide Day from 2pm-5pm at the Golf Club East Woody. Sausage sizzle and Icy Cups for sale. managere@gcgc.com.au . Tue 13. Nhulunbuy High School Presentation. Fri 16. Charles Darwin University Presentations at Town Hall from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Mon 19 to Fri Jan 27. Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre - Holiday Happening programme. 7.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. 8987 2191. Sun 25. Rotary Santa’s Lolly Run on Christmas Day starts about 8am Christmas morning and distributes lollies and good cheer to Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Biritjimi, Galupa and Marngarr. Help is more than welcome.

2012 February Tue 7. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Fri 17. Rotary Quiz Night. Date to be confirmed: Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - Junior Fishing Clinic and Family Competition. Clinic Saturday - competition Sunday.

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

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 letters to the editor Business owner outraged at lack of notification by Rio Dear Editor, My response to Julio Costa’s remarks. Firstly it is good to see that Rio Tinto have taken the time to try and explain the issues that we all were confronted with last week due to the power outage. I still think one thing was missed here though. The issue was that no-one was contacted prior to the outage when it was known that it was going

to happen. With respect I classify anyone who has business within Industrial as a major stakeholder who pay for power. I certainly classify myself as one and I did not get a call. It was known by some businesses on the day before the outages that it was taking place, but this was through indiscreet discussions, not organised communication. All I want to clarify is that any business small or

big whether in Industrial, Town Square or the South shopping and business precinct should be entitled to this information. In closing I appreciate Julio’s letter and hope that moving forward we are not left in the dark about being left in the dark! Tim Broadbent - General manager/director, East Arnhem Trading Pty Ltd.

Work on Goyder crossing expected next dry season EVENTS in the Federal parliament last week in their final sittings for 2011 overshadowed much of what was happening in the Territory parliament. Labor was able to pass historic legislative reform embodied in the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill which will ensure the benefits of the resources boom is shared with the wider Australian community. The 30 per cent tax to start on July 1, 2012 is expected to generate about $12 billion to 2013/14, which will go towards a company tax rate cut, infrastructure and an increase in the superannuation guarantee rate from nine to 12 per cent. The tax targets the coal and iron

ore miners and only where annual profits exceed $50 million. The Bill, which opposition leader, Tony Abbott threatens to repeal, will go before the Senate early 2012 where it is expected to pass. CLOSER to home, the NT’s bid for Statehood took a backwards step last week with the CLP withdrawing its bipartisan support for next year’s Constitutional Convention, particularly the process agreed to for the election of delegates. Nevertheless, the Constitutional Convention (Election of Delegates) Bill will be debated in parliament this week and hopefully passed. The legislative agenda for parliament is certainly a very busy one for

the final sittings week of the year and includes important bills around work health and safety which will bring the Territory into line with national uniform legislation. WITH the earlier than usual onset of wet season weather across the Top End, locals planning to drive to Darwin must first check road conditions with the Central Arnhem Road declared impassable last Thursday with strong current and depth at 1.6 metres. While conditions may well ease and the restriction may be lifted with a spell of dry weather, don’t put yourself, your family or your vehicle at risk. In the absence of the ‘big red sign’ advising of road conditions

(which is undergoing repairs following mindless vandalism), road users should check with local police (8987 1333) or MVR (8987 0188) or go online ww.roadreport.nt.gov. au/ to check road conditions before venturing down the track. It’s anticipated by next dry season we will see work commence to upgrade the Goyder crossing as part of the $15 million spend on the Central Arn- Electoral News by NT Member for Nhulunbuy hem Road. LYNNE WALKER

Suicide prevention committee meets in Nhulunbuy THE Select Committee on Youth Suicides extended its sincere thanks to all those who gave up their time to meet with the committee and share their stories. The committee met with East Arnhem Shire councillors in Nhulunbuy, and the Galupa Marngarr Suicide Prevention Network at the causeway, and around 40 people attended a public forum at the Yirrkala community hall on Thursday, November 17. “The committee learnt a great deal from those who were working on the ground to build healthier and stronger communities and from

those who had been affected by suicide. The committee appreciated people being willing to share their experience and to give their insights to the committee. “It was heartening to hear from so many people working to improve the situation of our young people. By hearing about the problems people are facing and the successes they have achieved, we hope to make recommendations to Government for improvements for our communities,” the chair of the committee, Marion Scrymgour MLA said. The Select Committee on Youth

Suicides in the NT was formed in August of this year to inquire into current and emerging issues on youth suicides in the NT. As Ms Scrymgour said at the time: “Too many young people are taking their own lives. For indigenous and rural communities in particular, suicide has had a terrible impact in recent years in lost lives and devasted families. We must turn around this unacceptable trend.” The committee has held public hearings in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. It currently has further hearings

planned in Bees Creek. Deputy Chair of the committee, Ms Lynne Walker advised participants that: “The committee has received over 30 written submissions, and has heard from a wide range of organisations and individuals affected by suicide.” The committee is due to report in March 2012. Further information on the work of the committee, including copies of submissions received, can be found at http://www.nt.gov.au/lant/ parliamentary-business/committees/ctc/youth-suicides/Call%20 for%20Submissions.shtml

Investigations continue over glassing at Arnhem Club Man glassed A 39-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital after he was assaulted at the Arnhem Club on Sunday morning. Police were called to the club just after midnight after the man was hit in the face with a glass. Investigations into the incident are continuing. Eight females rescued EIGHT females were rescued from West Woody island on Saturday. The women were on the island collecting oysters and the boat they had arranged to pick them up had broken down. The Australian Customs Vessel CRV McArthur River assisted police by bringing

the stranded females back to the mainland at 7.15pm. Drink driver charged A MAN, 51, was charged with driving offences after he reversed into the back of the courtesy bus. The man who was drunk backed into the vehicle which was parked outside the Arnhem Club on Saturday night at 9.15pm. Man breaks club door A 23-YEAR-OLD man will appear in Nhulunbuy Magistrates Court on December 7 after he broke a glass door at the Arnhem Club. The incident occurred on Friday night

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after the man was refused entry into the club at 11pm. When entry was refused he punched the door causing it to break and causing $800 worth of damage. Police search local residence POLICE executing a search warrant on a premises in Nhulunbuy last Thursday seized substances believed to be drugs and a quantity of cash. A large quantity of alcohol was also located at the premises and the 65-year-old man has been charged in relation to the alcohol. The substances are being analysed and he may face additional charges. No court date has yet been allocated.

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Emergency storm trailer ready for action in Nhulunbuy THE local Northern Territory Emergency Services have been tweaking the contents in their new storm damage trailer. The trailer is ready to hook up and handle any emergency that the NTES may be called to. Three layers of storage and a generator ensure the team can handle any emergency they encounter, whatever time of the day or night. They took delivery of the trailer about four weeks ago and have been stocking it with their most needed pieces of equipment from tarpaulins, ropes, road safety signs and all things needed to assist in emergency situations. Captain of the Nhulunbuy NTES, Ian Hovendon, said they now had a strong crew with 12 adult members and two cadets.

“We meet every Tuesday from 7.30pm at the NTES centre (behind the bakery) and new members are always welcome. Training is provided on a weekly basis and new members do not need any previous experience,” he said. “Not all volunteers have to go into the field and we welcome those who would be willing to help out in whatever way they can, including radio and communication operators.” The Nhulunbuy NTES responds to emergency situations whenever the need arises. Earlier this year they added a boat to their equipment which allows them to act on inshore boating or water incidents. For further details contact 0427 392 264.

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

NTES members with their new storm damage trailer - Ian Hovedon, Joanne Hill, Kathleen Pearce, Lincoln Haines, Paul Mastin and Greg Merett with Les Worger and Carol Hovedon kneeling.

Students cool after cleaning the pool

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Gove Aquatic Centre Pool Inflatable The Gove Aquatic Centre Pool Inflatable will be setup for the public to use on the following dates and times. Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 1.30pm to 3.30pm Saturday, December 10, 2011 – 2pm to 4pm The Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited is also seeking members of the public, who would like to volunteer their time to help in the setup, and monitoring of the Pool Inflatable. Interested volunteers must have a current Pool Life Guard Certificate and Bronze Medallion, and be willing to give up 4 hours of their time, whenever their service is required for the setting up of the Pool Inflatable. For further information, please contact Ace Rabukawaqa on (08) 8939 2200, or on email arabukawaqa@ncl.net.au .

Students cool off in the pool after a busy day of service. NHULUNBUY’S Christian College’s day of service went off swimmingly for years 1 and 2 who headed to the Gove Aquatic Centre under the watchful eyes of year 6 students, teachers and parent volunteers earlier this month. Paths were swept, mangoes dispatched and rubbish collected during the busy and hot - morning session. Rachael Verdel, GAC manager, was thankful for all the helping hands that

collected over 30 big bags of rubbish. After their efforts, all cooled off with icy poles and a well-deserved swim. NCC’s day of service is an annual event that helps promote in the students a sense of thankfulness for what they have and enthusiasm for what they can give. It fosters generosity and civic responsibility and is a great way for us to contribute to some of the terrific work done by other altruistic organisations.

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NEWS Book highlights region’s important aquatic diversity NORTHERN Australia’s aquatic diversity was revealed at a book launch last week Water scorpions, brightly coloured spotted scats and freshwater sawfish are just some of the unique species featured in the most comprehensive book yet about northern Australia’s inland tapestry of aquatic habitats. More than 30 researchers from the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge research hub contributed to the book, Aquatic Biodiversity in Northern Australia: patterns, threats and future, edited by TRaCK researcher Dr Bradley Pusey with several contributors from Charles Darwin University. “Northern Australia contains the world’s largest intact savanna ecosystem and the world’s greatest concentration of free-flowing rivers. It’s not surprising that this outstanding landscape, of global significance, holds such a rich and diverse biota,” Dr Pusey said. “These environments also include enormous floodplains, forested wetlands, and 56 major river systems which discharge more than 60 per cent of Australia’s surface water run-off. The aquatic habitats of northern Australia hold a disproportionately large amount of Australia’s unique biodiversity. “Today these habitats are highly valued, with the predominant regional industries including pastoral grazing, mining, Indigenous enterprises, fishing and tourism, all relying on the region’s water resources and aquatic biodiversity in different ways.” Dr Pusey said despite the significance of the aquatic biodiversity of northern Australian, it faces threats including pollution from abandoned mines and the spread of invasive species such as mimosa, rubber vine and feral pigs. “If there is one lesson we have learnt from drawing together this research, it is that current threats to freshwater ecosystems should be addressed before it is too late, not least because this is the most cost-effective approach,” Dr Pusey said. The book is available for sale online at www.cdupress. cdu.edu.au

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Birds come to the Top End to rest on long migration. PHOTO: DAVID WEBB

Dogs should let weary birds rest THE impacts of dogs on wildlife has long been a contentious issue and now a Charles Darwin University Honours student wants to warn Territorian dog owners about their potential impacts on migratory birds arriving in Darwin for the wet season. After flying up to 11,000km, some migratory shorebirds find their resting place on a 1.5km stretch of beach in the northern suburbs of Darwin between Lee Point and Buffalo Creek. Up to 4000 birds congregate to roost in the area when the high tides peak and most of their habitat and feeding area in the intertidal zone is inundated with water. CDU Honours student Amanda Lilleyman has been observing the shorebirds in the area as part of her study into their migration patterns and behaviour. Of the migratory shorebirds she studies in the area, the Greater Sand Plover has been observed to return to the area annually to roost. “Most migratory shorebirds are faithful to sites, which are chosen based on past experiences, such as flying to the area with their parents and flocks, along with other environmental factors such as food security and access to safe roosting sites,” she said. “From the Arctic, Siberia and China the birds follow the summer season in a figure eight pattern called the ‘Fly-way’ to the southern hemisphere and new feeding grounds in Asia, Australia

and New Zealand. “The birds arrive in Darwin in August and disperse throughout various locations until returning in March and April before beginning their long flight back to the northern hemisphere to breed.” Amanda said people could help by watching out for the birds that remained in Darwin. “During their stay in Darwin the bird’s plumage is dull in colour and hard to see at low tide, so we are asking people to take care not to disturb the birds in the area,” she said. She said the main reason for leaving the birds in peace to roost was to let them restore their energy reserves. “The birds need to double their fat percentage to give them enough energy for their return flight,” she said. “If they are forced to expend energy by taking flight to escape potential predators such as humans or dogs, they may move to a less favourable site, without the resources to repair their energy levels in order to complete their migratory cycle.” Shorebirds occur in most coastal, estuarine, inland and freshwater systems throughout Australia. There are records for migratory shorebirds along the Arnhem coast and all through the Gulf of Carpentaria. However, in these locations they may not be faced with as many human induced issues as they are in Darwin city.

Is your business covered this cyclone season? By TREACY HARRY IT’S a sad fact that many small businesses fail after an unexpected event because of inadequate insurance. Research has shown that 70 per cent of uninsured or under-insured businesses that incur a major insurable loss fail within the following year. It’s important that you insure your

business assets for the amount it would cost to replace them at today’s prices, and not what you paid for them in the past. In the unfortunate case of a major claim, you will have enough to worry about without concerning yourself with whether or not you can afford to re-build your business to today’s specifications. Under-insurance could occur because your

sum insured value has not kept pace with the general rise in re-building costs, which, in the last year alone, has increased substantially. Another common reason is under-estimating the full costs of removing debris following a major event. For further assistance please contact Brett Hagan from Insurance Risk Solutions on 8944 6100 or bhagan@iaa.net.au

Gifts from bosses encroach on personal time EMPLOYEES are being warned to beware of bosses bearing gifts. Many workers who are given mobile phones and laptops by their employer feel obliged to work overtime, new research by The Australia Institute reveals. The research on the increasingly blurry boundary between work and life was conducted for this year’s national Go Home On Time Day, which will be held today, November 30. Now in its third year, Go Home On Time Day - www.gohomeontimeday.org. au - is an initiative of The Australia Institute to raise awareness of the extent of overwork in Australia and the important workplace, health and social consequences it has. This year’s research focuses on the phenomenon

of polluted time. The Australia Institute’s Deputy Director Josh Fear said that time pollution is one of the many consequences of a labour market which has become increasingly ‘flexible’ over the past few decades. “Our survey findings suggest that in a workforce of 11.4 million people, some 6.8 million workers experience some degree of time pollution in any given week, while 1.75 million workers regularly have their free time polluted by work demands,” said Mr Fear. Seven out of eight (83 per cent) survey respondents with a work device provided by their employer said that they had worked outside of normal work hours in the past week, compared to around half of those without a

device (52 per cent). “Many workers consider their laptops and smartphones as a perk of their job, but those same devices can also invade free time. Australians already work some of the longest hours in the developed world, and technology often exacerbates the problem rather than relieving it by making people perpetually on-call. “National Go Home On Time Day is a simple way for managers to show that they value their staff and for workers to focus on those parts of life that are more important than work - like family,” concluded Mr Fear. A copy of the full research paper Polluted time: Blurring the boundaries between work and life is available at www.tai.org.au under ‘Publications’.


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Timor Leste receives support from local church EARLIER this year two local parishioners visited Timor Leste to see how the local Sacred Heart Catholic Church congregation could help out those less fortunate. They decided to aid the Salesian Brothers of Don Boscowo work with the poor from subsistence farming backgrounds helping young men and women to gain technical job skills to gain employment and later to set up their own businesses. Karen Cole and Emanuele Taussinga went to Timor Leste and it was suggested they concentrate on helping primary schools in the mountains. They took a few soccer balls, basketballs. footballs and pumps and $1000 in cash. They identified six projects and brought those findings back to the congregation. They decided to support the Timor Leste Project to provide earthworks and wire baskets to prevent further erosion and landslide at the Abo-Bualale Primary School. The project required US$5000 to make the school safe and it was chosen as a matter of safety. There are 109 students and nine teachers there and the work ensured their safety. In the meantime Karen Cole decided to go back and teach English and IT in Fuiloro. She was isolated in the mountains while the members of the Parish worked diligently to raise the much needed funds through cake stalls, market stalls, fundraising parties, special collections and private donations. Not only did the parishioners manage to raise the $5000 the raised extra which ensured they were also able to complete some of the other projects originally identified by raising well over $6000. Individuals also made private donations. They also provided money for Lospalos Boys Orphanage from morning teas and basketball uniforms and boarding and tuition fees for two students at Madalena Morana Women’s Skills Training Centre in Fuiloro as well as an English

teacher (Karen). One of the projects they identified, the SDK Abo-Waimatale Fr Jojo San Juan primary school was funded by the Timorese Government and opened in September for 30-35 children. They provided a typewriter and duplicator for the Culugwa school and continue to support the school and have sent money over for a new ceiling, painting and desks and chairs for Quelicai primary school which accommodates 250 students. Students at the school in Fuiloro showed their appreciation of the support they received. They made an alter cloth which was presented to Father Barry and the parishioners who worked so tirelessly to raise the funds. Ms Cole said she had enjoyed her time in Timor Leste and delighted the parishioners had raised so much they were able to complete more than one project. “I went over at the end of February to begin teaching English and office skills. there are many more challenges for the students with a number of the girls having to leave because of malaria and TB. The girls I was teaching were between 18-25 although there was one 29-year-old. There were over 60 students, 15 tailoring and 52 studying computers as well as an array of other subjects including English and Portuguese.” Ms Cole recently returned to Gove but will be heading back to Perth after arriving in the Territory in 1983. “I would love to go back to Timor but need to go to Perth for family commitments first. “I found my time over there working alongside the nuns teaching the young women very rewarding and sponsorship for the girls to attend for 12 months is $600 per year. “I was extremely proud to have been able to work over there and was very proud of all the fund raising work carried out over here.” The work is complete.

The altar cloth is a thank you present hand-made (cross stitch) by the tailoring teachers at Fuiloro. Karen is second from left.

Avoid debt by advising Centrelink when you start work NEWSTART allowance customers who enter the workforce are reminded to tell Centrelink if their circumstances have changed. Minister for Human Services Tanya Plibersek said Newstart Allowance is paid to people aged 21 or over while they participate in activities designed to assist them find work. “Customers who enter the workforce are reminded not to overlook the requirement to tell Centrelink their circumstances have changed and in doing so avoid having to repay a debt,” said Ms Plibersek Once Newstart Allowance customers find work they have 14 days to tell Centrelink or face having to repay the money.

Ms Plibersek said reviews of Newstart Allowance payments carried out by Centrelink in the last financial year led to 25,000 customers having their payments cancelled and 70,000 customers having their payments reduced. As a result of the reviews more than $100 million in debt was raised with Newstart Allowance customers. Some 510,000 people are currently receiving Newstart Allowance. Centrelink estimates that reviews of incorrect Newstart Allowance payments made during the 2010-11 financial year will save taxpayers more than $30 million a fortnight going forward. “Centrelink uses sophisticated data matching techniques to check

customer records against information held by organisations such as banks, educational institutions and government agencies.” Minister for Jobs and Skills Senator Chris Evans said declaring earnings didn’t necessarily mean recipients automatically lose income support. “Payments are gradually withdrawn as private income rises and the withdrawal rate is set to strike a balance between supporting those most in need and maintaining incentives to work,” Minister Evans said. “People in receipt of any social security payment, including Newstart Allowance, are always better off working than those who receive only their benefit.

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playgroup @ the pool The Nhulunbuy Playgroup held their Christmas Party at the Gove Aquatic Centre last week. The group meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Captain Cook centre and about 30 children get together on a regular basis to play together and their mums also take the time to interact with others. Children are aged up to four years and a number of activities are organised throughout the year. For further information for those wishing to join the group contact Cassie McIllreee on 0418 322 719.

Maybe I can hide under my hat. Some needed a little encouragement from Mum to get close to Santa.

Mums were enjoying themselves at the pool.

Children sitting down waiting.

It was fun all around at the Playgroup

What’s in the bag?

I’m not sure about this man in red.

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Santa made sure he was in the shade.

Presents all around.

Time out at the pool.


dAY OF sERVICE

PHOTOS: JANE MCCAFFREY Students from the Nhulunbuy Christian College took part in their day of service at the Gove Aquatic Centre.

Students collected bags of rubbish and leaf litter. Students at the pool.

Many hands make light work.

A victorious clean up.

After the hard work it was time to relax.

Pool manager Rachel Verdel ensures kids keep hydrated.

Ice-blocks helped cool the workers.

Big smiles proved kids were enjoying helping others.

Students happy to help out on the day of service.

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Safety a priority for Christmas decorations HOME owners have been urged to allocate at least 10 per cent of their Christmas lighting budget to electrical safety measures such as safety switches and outdoor-rated equipment. Andrew Bailey from Master Electricians Australia (MEA) warned cutting costs on safety around Christmas lights placed the lives of home owners and their loved ones in grave danger. “Many home owners spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year on new lights and other outdoor electrical equipment to get their homes into the festive spirit,” Mr Bailey said. “We’re asking them to set aside at least 10 per cent of that investment for electrical safety measures. These should include electrical safety switches - preferably on every circuit in the home but at the very least on the circuits which carry the Christmas lights. “Adding a safety switch to a switchboard costs less than many of the more elaborate lighting products that home owners can buy for their Christmas displays. “People who can’t arrange a Master Electrician or licensed electrical contractor to install a safety switch should at least consider buying portable safety switches for their light displays. “A safety switch will detect any imbalance of power associated with electric shock and stop the flow of electricity in less than 40 milliseconds. “Safety switches should not be confused with circuit breakers or surge protectors, which protect equipment not people. Safety switches can be distinguished by a test button on the front panel, and they should be tested regularly, when you receive your electricity bill for example.” Mr Bailey urged home owners with extensive lighting displays to consider having a Master Electrician or licensed contractor install additional outdoor power points, rather than overloading existing circuits. He also urged people using power boards or extension leads to invest in water-proof containers, available from most hardware stores. “Most importantly, do not overload circuits with piggy-backed power boards, don’t carry out do-ityourself repairs to electrical equipment, and only use lighting equipment that is rated for outdoor use. If you have any suspicions about the safety of Christmas lights, dispose of them or have them checked by a qualified tradesman. “Preventable electrical deaths are a tragedy at any time of the year, but particularly when they are associated with an otherwise festive time such as Christmas. Master Electricians urges Australians to be extremely cautious around electricity this Christmas time.”

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Pair looking for a home together TWO very lovable cats are looking for a new home. Bev Goodchild from Nhulunbuy RSPCA said they are both desexed and have a wonderful nature. “We want them both to go to the one home as they have spent their time together and we would be open to offers from a suitable home.” There are also four dogs needing a home and we would be open to a try before you buy if people were unsure. “Once they met the dogs I believe prospective owners would not be able to resist them” Mrs Goodchild said the RSPCA was also looking for additional carers to cover the Christmas break as some of the regular volunteers would be away on holidays. We would also like to hear from anyone who may want to foster one or more of the animals over the holidays. For further information contact the RSPCA on 8987 2243.

Ten tips for pets on the move these holidays AS THE Christmas holidays approach it’s time to plan the family getaway and it seems leaving the family pet behind has become a thing of the past as a growing number of Australians pack their bags, load the car and take their pets along for the ride. Managing director at VetShopAustralia.com.au, Dr Mark Perissinotto, said that it was great to see pet owners including the family pet on holiday adventures but it was also very important to be well prepared to ensure pets remain safe and have as much fun as everyone else while on vacation. “Christmas is when families like to spend time together and with pets now commonly seen as an extra family member it’s no surprise that pet owners want to take their furry friend along too when holidaying. It is very important though for owners to be responsible and follow a few simple guidelines when travelling

with pets,” he said. Dr Perissinotto suggested that to begin with make sure the accommodation you book and the area you are planning to visit is definitely pet friendly and that travelling to your destination won’t cause your pet too much discomfort. “Double check with accommodation providers that your pet is welcome and that the surrounding area is also pet friendly, equipped with dog beaches or dog parks so they can have some fun too. Make sure you also enquire about any dangers that you need to be aware of during your stay,” he said. “If you are visiting a high risk area for ticks, make sure you pack extra protection for your pet and that their regular flea, tick and worming treatments are all up to date. Having a number ready for the local vet is also a good idea in the off chance of an emergency.” Dr Perissinotto wanted to

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remind pet owners that long car rides can take their toll on animals, so to be considerate and help make the drive as easy for them as possible. “When taking a pet in the car on long distances be certain they are properly restrained so they can’t distract the driver or cause injury to themselves. Also be sure to regularly make toilet stops and exercise breaks along the way.” Here are VetShopAustralia. com.au’s top ten pet travel tips to help ensure a safe and no stress journey. 1. Establish good travel behaviour while your pet is young 2. Ensure your pet is safely restrained in a dog harness or cat basket. 3. Stop for toilet and exercise breaks and keep your dog on a lead to prevent them running away and causing accidents. 4. Never leave your pet un-attended in a parked car as temperatures can reach lethal

limits very quickly, even on overcast days. 5. Have your pet micro chipped and use a collar and nametag complete with contact phone number. 6. Take a travel kit containing the dog’s regular food, spare collar, leash, portable water bowl, grooming equipment, towels, flea treatment, a first aid kit, toys and poo bags. 7. Consult your veterinarian about car sickness medication if necessary. 8. Visit your vet prior to departure to ensure vaccinations are up to date and your pet is fit and healthy for travel. 9. Research pet-friendly accommodation on the internet and check with the accommodation providers directly about their particular rules. 10. Spend as much time as possible with your dog for the first couple of days away to help them relax and feel comfortable.

Wild About Gove is an opportunity for readers to showcase their favourite photos of Gove. There are many opportunities to take some great shots when you are out and about and the Arafura Times invites you to share some of your shots. This cuttlefish was seen on the beach at East Woody. A red fly hovered over it. What we are looking for is a photo which is at least 1mb in size and it can be in either landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical)configuration and at 300dpo resolution. You can email your photo to editor@arafuratimes.com.au as a jpeg attachment. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.


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4:00 Rage (PG) 5:00 Can We Help? 5:30 New Inventors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Chopper Rescue 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Land Girls 2:10 The Genius Of Design 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Choccywoccydoodah: An Occasion To Remember 6:25 World Cafe Asia: Malacca 6:50 Minuscule: King Size Camembert 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: Labour Pains - Ben is angrier than ever at the way Cavitex are treating the dentists, but he gets himself in trouble with his colleagues by accepting a promotion from Mr Griffith. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Magician’s Nephew: The traditions of a local cult in Midsomer, the Temple of Thoth, appear to be related to a series of murders using the poison of a tropical frog. 10:05 The Old Guys: Tom Moves Out 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 9:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 11:30 The Cricket Show 12:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 4:30 Alive And Cooking 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affiar 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Lizard-Spock Expansion” (PG s) 7:00 In Their Footsteps 8:00 Movie: “The Fugitive” (M v) - Wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Dr. Richard Kimble escapes from custody after a ferocious train accident. But as he tries to find the real killer, a mysterious one-armed man is hot on his trail. 10:45 Jesse Stone: No Remorse - After he’s suspended from his job, Stone travels to Boston at the request of his friend Capt. Healey - the state homicide commander - to help solve a string of murders plaguing the city. 12:30 Movie: “Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None” (PG v) - An enigmatic, unknown host invites 10 strangers to a remote island mansion, where the guests discover there’s a killer among them. 3:00 Danoz Direct 4:00 Good Morning America

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SATURDAY 03

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer: Bag Raiders 11:00 Choccywoccydoodah: An Occasion To Remember 11:20 Minuscule: Catapult 11:30 At The Movies: Summer Special: 1 12:00 My Family: Labour Pains 12:30 Elders With Andrew Denton: Helen Bamber 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: Bulleen Vs Sydney University 3:00 Football: W-League: Melbourne Victory Vs Newcastle Jets 5:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011 6:00 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens: The South 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin - Mrs Tishell’s long standing crush on Dr Martin Ellingham takes a dramatic turn in this final episode. Fuelled by a cocktail of drugs she boards a bus taking baby James Henry with her. 8:20 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Blue Geranium: Miss Marple has new evidence about the Blue Geranium murder and needs help to stop the court hearing. 9:50 The Graham Norton Show : Graham Norton presents his unique celebrity chat show focusing on the people, trends, stories and pop culture that interest him most, featuring trademark Norton comedy monologues and celebrity chat. 10:40 Trail And Retribution: Shooter - Satch is witness to a brutal assassination, putting both him and his loved ones’ lives at risk. 12:10 Rage

5:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 7:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 11:30 The Cricket Show 12:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 4:30 Alive And Cooking 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Summer Series 7:00 Movie: “Alvin And The Chipmunks” (G) 8:00 TBA 9:00 Movie: “The Square” (AV l,v) - Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. 11:10 Movie: “City Hall” (M v,l) - In the crime ridden streets of New York, a police shootout leaves innocent people dead and leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor – with far reaching consequences. 1:20 Movie: “Poltergeist” (M h) - While living in an average family house in a pleasant neighbourhood, the youngest daughter of the Freeling family seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the television. It is not long when the mysterious beings enter the house’s wall and things take a nasty turn for the worse. 3:30 Danoz Direct / 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 Children’s Programs 10:30 V8 Supercars 2011 4:00 High Road, Low Road 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 No Leave No Life 6:30 Off The Eaten Track 7:00 Movie: “Definitely, Maybe” (PG s,l) - Will Hayes, a thirty something man who lives in Manhattan, is in the middle of divorce proceedings when his young daughter asks him about his life before marriage, including how he met and fell in love with her mother 9:00 Movie: “King Arthur” (M v) 12:00 Grey’s Anatomy: “The Other Side Of This Life - Part 2/ Testing 1-2-3” As Addison considers a tempting job offer in L.A, she is on hand when a young pregnant woman goes into premature labour. Then, the interns take the biggest test of their careers, their first-year medical exams, as the residents attend to three injured mountain climbers. 2:00 Movie: “Barbershop 2: Back In Business” The gang returns to face a new threat to their business in the form of a swanky new hairdressing salon. Will their business survive? 4:00 Home Shopping / 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 In Spirit Of Diaghilev 2:25 Maestro: A Portrait Of Valery Gergiev 3:25 Retouches 3:30 Philip Roth: A Lesson In Anatomy 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Prototype This: Mind-Controlled Car 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Cruise Ship 8:30 Mythbusters - Crash and Burn - Tonight, Adam and Jamie test a classic myth that’s been around in Hollywood since the motor car was invented - that a car that plunges over a cliff always explodes in a fireball. 9:30 RocKwiz 10:20 Movie: “Mongol” (MAV v) - In Mongolian. A sweeping epic, Mongol delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of Genghis Khan, who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of legend, but as an inspiring and visionary leader. 12:35 South Park 1:00 About Fish And Revolution 1:15 Rugby: Wales Vs Australia / 3:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

SUNDAY 04

SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:15 UEFA Europa League 7:40 Weatherwatch & Music 8:10 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Toulon 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 8:30 The Family: Let’s Talk About Sex - The men in the Cardamone household have sex on the brain. David is annoyed that he is forbidden from sleeping in the same room with his girlfriend at the family home; Stefan is beginning a new romance with Marlena; and Adrian is checking out men’s magazines. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love: Exorcism 11:05 Movie: “Diamond 13” (MAV v) - Gérard Depardieu stars as Mat, a no-nonsense cop in the criminal division of the Paris police force. His lifelong friend, Franck, works in the drug squad, doing some drug trafficking of his own on the side. When Franck gets in too deep, Mat must take matters into his own hands. 12:50 The Lazarus Effect 1:25 Sex Positive / 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Carols From Yorkshire 12:00 Beachcomber Cottage 1:00 7.30 1:30 Message Stick: Deadly Yerns 6 2:00 The Story Of India: Beginnings 3:00 The Real Cabaret 3:45 TBA 4:00 Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story 5:00 TBA 5:30 Dance Academy 6:00 Yellowstone: Winter 6:50 Minuscule: Shellproof Nut 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Calverton Manor 8:30 Upstairs Downstairs 9:35 When Teenage Meets Old Age 10:35 Pride And Prejudice 11:30 Ladies Of Letters: Vera is out of prison and Irene - having sold her own house - is now resident at Vera’s old house, where she’s enjoying village life and a new interest in tarot. 11:55 Order In The House 1:00 Restoration Home:Calverton Manor: Caroline is at Calverton Manor, a mix of different architectural styles with parts thought to date back as far as the 14th century. 2:00 When Teenage Meets Old Age 3:05 Spectacled Bears: Shadows Of The Forest

5:30 Weekend Today 8:30 Gilligan’s Island 9:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 11:30 The Cricket Show 12:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 4:30 2011 Christmas Pageant 5:30 National News 6:00 Christmas With The Australian Women’s Weekly 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist - The murder of a woman tied to a pro fighter has the team exploring the mixed-martial arts world. Meanwhile, LaRoche continues to focus his investigation on Jane. 9:00 The Commander (M v,l) 10:00 Prime Suspect - The murders of a young girl’s parents, whose bodies were found in a hotel room, are investigated by Jane and Reg. 11:00 Flashpoint: Backwards Day 12:00 The Baron 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 Kochie’s Business Builders 10:00 Under The Hammer 10:30 V8 Supercars 2011 11:30 V8 Supercars 2011 4:00 Three In A Bed 5:00 The Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 8:00 Bones 9:00 Castle: “Food To Die For” A high profile chef is found frozen to death in the kitchen of a hot New York restaurant. Complications ensue when Castle and the restaurant owner, an old high school girlfriend of Beckett’s, share an attraction. 10:00 Royal Pains 11:00 Love Bites: “How To...” When Annie’s friend Jodie bakes a banana bread for her new flame Charlie, he feels threatened and tells her they should just be ‘friends.’ Suspecting it was the banana bread that scared him off, Jodie is livid and decides to be the best ‘friend’ he ever had. 12:00 Grey’s Anatomy 1:00 The Real Seachange 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Celtic Thunder: Christmas 4:05 How To Survive A Disaster 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Filipino Seamen 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Bible: A History: Jesus - Gerry Adams, politician and supporter of the IRA throughout years of sectarian conflict and the subsequent peace process, investigates the life and death of Jesus Christ, against the backdrop of his own life and career. 8:30 The Promice 10:10 Movie: “Twin Sisters” (M s,v,a) - In Dutch & German. In Germany in 1926, six-year old twin sisters Anna and Lotte are separated after the death of their parents. Anna remains in Germany on her uncle’s rural farm, and Lotte moves to an upper class family in Holland. 12:35 Movie: “What A Wonderful Place” (MA a,l) - An ex-policeman who works for a brutal gangster rediscovers his conscience while helping Jana, a call girl from Ukraine. A melancholic farmer from the desert plains finds out that the only person who truly understands him is Vissit, one of his Thai workers. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

MONDAY 05

7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Half Broken Things” (M a,v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Bush Doctors 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Destination New Zealand 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 7:00 The Amazing Race 8:00 TBA 10:50 30 Rock: “Don Geiss, America And Hope” Liz Lemon questions her fate when she keeps running into Wesley. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan is distressed about his reputation when his kids’ former nanny writes a tell-all book, and Jack Donaghy seeks to secure his own position in the new company. 11:20 Trauma: “Scope Of Practice” 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Stuff 5:30 Collectors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:25 Catalyst Bytes: Green Roofs 1:30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: Marlborough 6:50 Minuscule: It Never Rains But It Pours 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Oljato 8:30 The Hour 9:30 Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour: Florence And Rome 10:20 ABC News: Late Edition 10:30 Silent Witness: Safe: Part 1 11:25 Darling Buds Of May: Stranger At The Gates: Part 1 (PG) - A stranger arrives in town and introduces himself as Pieter and claims to be from Denmark. From the start he is a big hit with everyone. 12:20 The Hour: Freddie disappears just as two huge news stories are breaking and Bel and Hector’s affair gathers steam. 1:20 Agatha Christie: Poirot: Mrs McGinty’s Dead 3:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011: Coverage of all the action when Australia take on South Africa at the Moonta Bowls Club on South Australia’s copper coast.

5:30 Today 8:30 Hi-5 9:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 11:30 The Cricket Show 12:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 4:30 Antiques Roadshow 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The White Asparagus Triangulation” 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Vartsbedian Conundrum” 7:30 Hot In Cleveland 8:00 The Mentalist 9:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition 10:00 TBA 11:00 Undercovers: Crashed - A pilot disappears off the radar while in possession of a dangerous bomb. During the hunt for the man, Steven and Samantha hit several obstacles and Hoyt is injured. 12:00 The Avengers: Correct Way To Kill - When the two top enemy agents are found dead, suspicion falls on the “Avengers”, John Steed and Emma Peel. 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “A Little Thing Called Murder” (M v,s) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Destination New Zealand 5:00 Deal or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 7:00 SCU: Serious Crash Unit 7:30 Drug Bust 8:00 Criminal Minds 9:00 Air Crash Investigations 10:00 Royal Pains 11:00 Keeping Up With The Kardashians: “Brody In The House” 11:30 Special: The Ghan Is Going - Examine the history of the Ghan, Australia’s own unique train travelling from Adelaide to Alice Springs. 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Age Of Terror: War On The West 2:00 India Reborn: Manufacturing Dreams 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Global Village: Brazil: A Preserved Beauty 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Torpedo-Tastic 8:30 Man Vs Wild: Pacific Island 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Housos: Foxtel 10:30 Skins: Grace 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. 1:00 Movie: “Captive” (M a) - In Russian and Chechen. An intimate navigation of human relationships set against the backdrop of the Chechen War. When a convoy of Russian troops gets stuck under enemy fire, two soldiers take a Chechen fighter hostage and force him to lead them back to safety. Directed by Aleksei Uchitel and stars Vyacheslav Krikunov, Pyotr Logachev and Irakli Mskhalaia. 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

TUESDAY 06

IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Hi-5 9:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 11:30 The Cricket Show 12:00 First Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 4:30 Alive And Cooking 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “TBA” 7:00 Getaway 8:00 David Attenborough’s Madagascar: Island Of Marvels - David Attenborough tells the story of one of the most intriguing wild places on earth: Madagascar, a huge island of dramatic landscapes where the wildlife is strange and unique; some of it filmed for the very first time. 10:00 TBA 11:00 Rubicon: No Honesty In Men - Feeling unsafe in his apartment, Will reaches out to his neighbour, Andy. Katherine learns more information about the photograph she received. 12:00 The Baron: Edge Of Fear - Exciting, danger-laden, unusual exploits...the human dramas of those who buy, sell or steal precious treasures. 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

4:00 Rage 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Seven Ages Of Britain 1:30 Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Turn Back Time: The High Street: Edwardian Era 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Nigella Kitchen: Hurry Up I’m Hungry 8:30 The Grumpy Guide To School Days 9:35 United States of Tara: The Good Parts - Tara and Max decide to get Tara the sophisticated help she needs from a Boston specialist, but first the Gregsons have to once again put the pieces of their fractured family back together. 10:00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: Summer Special 11:00 ABC News: Late Edition 11:10 Spooks 12:05 The Pursuit Of Excellence: Lords Of The Gourd 1:05 The Grumpy Guide To School Days 2:05 Monarch Of The Glen 3:00 Wings To Fly

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis” 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Killer Robot Instability” 7:30 The Middle 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “Media Room Slash Dungeon” 8:30 Mike & Molly: “Samuel Gets Fired” - Samuel gets fired and also loses his apartment, so Mike lets him move in with him temporarily. 9:00 Survivor: South Pacific 10:00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition 11:00 The Unusuals 12:00 20/20 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Imagine Me & You” (M s,l) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Destination New Zealand 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue: Inspectors attempt to rescue a pelican with a badly injured wing, although catching it proves difficult. Two inspectors don their overalls to help a stray sick dog that’s been living under a house. Meanwhile, a water dragon has a rubber ring stuck around its middle and it takes three inspectors little creature and free him of his trappings 7:00 Happy Endings 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 10:20 Parks And Recreation 10:50 Keeping Up With The Kardashians: “Birthday Suit” 11:20 House Calls To The Rescue 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “A Touch Of Spice” (M n) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Sicily 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Surviving A Car Crash 8:30 Go Back To Where You Came From 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Hot Docs: My Perestroika 11:45 Movie: “The Desert Within” (MA s,a) - In Spanish. Set in Mexico during the Cristero War when Catholicism was banned, a man spirals into madness attempting redemption after being cursed by a priest for a decision leading to the massacre of his entire community. 1:50 Angels Of Rio: Detective Bechara Jahlk is the most famous private eye in Brazil, known for employing a team of young female agents. This documentary follows a case brought to Jahlk’s attention by a 68-year-old import-export entrepreneur, who suspects a link between his company and drug-trafficking in Rio’s harbour, and fears that his son Luiz might be involved. Discretion is paramount, so Jahlk sends in his three ‘angels’, armed with sophisticated surveillance equipment, to infiltrate Luiz’s social network. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

WEDNESDAY 07

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 Tess Of The D’Urbervilles 1:25 Mother And Son 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 River Cottage Spring 6:50 Minuscule: The ZZZZ Patrol 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Jimmy’s Food Factory: Pub Grub 8:30 Running To America 9:30 Crownies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Live From Abbey Road: Lyle Lovett/ Doves/ Noisettes Capturing high quality performances from both cutting edge artists and established acts, this critically acclaimed series continues to redfine music television. Artists include Lyle Lovett, Doves and Noisettes. 12:20 Movie: “The Living Idol”(PG) A Mexican girl becomes possessed by the spirit of the jaguar god to whom local maidens were once sacrificed, in this exotic spree of drama and mysticism. 2:00 Basketball: WNBL: Logan Vs West Coast - Catch all the action from the Women’s National Basketball League as the Logan Thunder take on the West Coast Waves.

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Strictly Speaking 5:30 Spicks And Specks 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 First Tesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Bush Slam 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Gissing Hall 6:50 Minuscule: Dung Beetle Blues 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Outnumbered 8:30 QI: Fight Or Flight 9:00 The Thick Of It Special: Spinners & Losers 10:00 At The Movies: Summer Special: 2 10:30 ABC News: Late Edition 10:40 Michael Mclntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Edinburgh 11:25 The Neanderthal Code: A two-part documentary asking why Neanderthals died out. Are we right to think of them as dumb, primitive brutes? 12:15 Country House Rescue: Gissing Hall - Ruth is in Norfolk at Gissing Hall, a struggling hotel, with owners William and Ann desperate to find a solution to their ever increasing financial problems. 1:10 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Dorothy Porter: A Tribute 2:00 Football: W-League: Melbourne Victory Vs Newcastle Jets

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne Summer Series 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Friendship Algorithm” 7:00 RBT 8:00 Sherlock 10:00 True CSI: Cold Blood: Poison Pen - When a reclusive, 87 year old woman is found murdered in her sprawling, overgrown home, police in Worthing, West Sussex, struggle to find a motive for the ghastly crime...can they unravel the plot and figure out who killed Jean Barnes? 11:00 Weeds 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

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Victor” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Medical Emergency 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Destination New Zealand 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 7:00 World’s Strictest Parents 8:10 Criminal Minds: “Safe Haven” (M a,v) - The BAU team is on the trail of a serial killer targeting families throughout the Midwest. Meanwhile, Morgan is concerned when Ellie runs away from her foster family and pays him a visit. 9:10 Air Crash Investigations 10:10 Special: The Day John Lennon Died 11:05 30 Rock 11:35 Sons And Daughters: Barbara and Gordon are shocked by an announcement from Stephen. Lynn’s arrival throws Kevin into confusion. 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 UEFA Champions League 7:30 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Sicily 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Toughest Place To Be A... Midwife 8:30 One Born Every Minute: Two mums want natural births, but will one petite young mum be able to push out a big baby and will an overweight mum suffer because of the risks associated with weight during pregnancy? When 18-year-old Oakley is nine days overdue she’s induced, but the midwives are concerned about how big the baby seems to be and whether she’ll be able to deliver it naturally. Also on the ward is Carol, 35, who says she is ‘on the larger size’ and has been warned of the health risks such as hypertension and diabetes. 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Movie: “Something Like Happiness” (M l,s,a) - A tender human drama about three childhood friends, now young adults, who try to crystallise their aims and roles in life while they struggle to cope with parental pressure on one hand and depressing physical and social conditions on the other. 11:50 112 Emergency 1:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

16 – Arafura Times

30 Nov - 6 Dec 2011


CROSSWORD No. 76

SUDOKU No. 76

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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)

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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.

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1..... Male bird (7) 2..... Ten years (6) 3..... Car shed (6) 4..... Sailing boat (5) 5..... Unfasten (5) 6..... Lawn (5) 10... Teat (5) 12... Shirking duty or responsibility (3, 3) 13... Foliage (6) 14... Say again (6) 15... World’s largest country (6) 16... Narrow boat (5) 17... Mysterious, supernatural (5)

FINDWORD No. 76

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!

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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 www.lotsa.com.au 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!

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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)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

– Jawaharlal Nehru

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.

SOLUTIONS No. 76

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 person who doesn’t like you may be trying to make life difficult for you. Find a way to defend yourself against their attacks without lowering yourself to their level. Romance. Communications with your partner are likely to be very healthy at the moment. A jaunt out of town, later in the week, will go especially well.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) A powerful aspect to Jupiter later in the week will help you to feel confident about your ability to cope with crises. Your strengths will be put to the test later in the week. However, don’t be so keen to solve the problem that you miss an important detail. Romance. Your partner will appreciate your openness. A long discussion will show them that you are serious about improving the quality of your relationship.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A favourable aspect to Uranus later in the week will help you to find a creative solution to a problem which has foxed your colleagues. Your idea will be well-worth implementing, even though it may seem a little impractical at first. Romance. Time spent carrying out household chores with your partner will help to draw you both together. Make sure that you get for a few days, however.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

A difficult aspect to Mars later in the week could make you a little tense at times. A meeting with friends will help you to calm down, but you also need to resolve any issues which have not been properly addressed. Romance. You will be surprised when someone that you were recently introduced to wants to get in touch with you. This person obviously hasn’t forgotten you!

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Don’t spend too much time worrying about other people’s problems. You have needs of your own which you should focus on first. A friend who asks for help may not be as helpless as they seem. Romance. A favourable aspect to Venus around the middle of the week will help to draw you closer together. Use this opportunity to make up for lost time.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A conversation with a close friend will help you to understand this person’s feelings towards you. However it may be more significant because of what it leaves out than because of what it includes. Romance. A colleague at work may be more interested in getting to know you on a personal level than on what you can do professionally. This relationship has promise, but you must tread very carefully.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Take things easy and think through all your options before you make a move. You may be tempted to jump into a decision which looks good on the surface but which has hidden dangers. Romance. A remark by your partner may mean more than you think. Don’t just take it at face value.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Don’t worry about doing things differently from other people at times. You have a different set of values from some of your colleagues and may not see eye-to-eye with them at times. Romance. An office romance could make great strides in becoming more serious this week. Tread carefully, until you are absolutely sure.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Don’t let a difference of opinion come between you and a close friend. You have more in common with this person than you give credit. Romance. You will be pleasantly surprised by a contact from an old friend. You may have forgotten about this person, but they still remember you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You could use up a lot of energy this week, without getting much done. It is advised to pinpoint and concentrate on those few tasks which are most important. Romance. Don’t make an important decision until you are certain about your feelings. It would be better to do nothing than to make a step in the wrong direction.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) This will be a good day for anything that involves a certain amount of risk. Provided you know where to draw the line, you will achieve a great deal over the next few days. Romance. Communications with your partner will be especially good this week so be sure to make the most of any opportunity.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A relative will reveal an interesting family secret to you, which will have a very positive effect on your relationship with the rest of your family. Romance. A surprise gesture of support from a friend will change your opinion of this person. There may be more to come!

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Trades & Services

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Ramingining Community Development Officer We are currently seeking outstanding applicants to fill this challenging position. Community Development Officer You will have proven ability to drive developmental strategies for individuals on our remote Indigenous communities. Your ability to network, build and strengthen existing relationships in indigenous communities is a necessity. You will be assisting Supervisors and Mentors on communities with projects. Manage CDEP Program; engagement with all stakeholders. 12 months extension depending on continuation of funding. Employment may be available for spouse or partner of successful applicant. We offer: • Excellent Salary package • Quarterly flights out of community • Relocation allowance • 5 weeks annual leave CEA is committed to building stronger communities that develop pride and self esteem through partnering work and culture. ALL Applications are to be sent to : applications@cealtd.com.au By COB Friday 2nd December 2011.

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Recycling at Town Waste Management Facility (GARBAGE DEPOT) Residents are advised that the following wastes can be disposed in designated areas at the transfer station: Steel Electronic Equipment including Mobile Phones and Computers Aluminium Cans Waste Oil Car Batteries Gas Bottles Contaminated/Oily Rags and Absorbants Oil Filters, Grease Cartridges, Hydraulic Hoses Aerosols and Paints

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

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Applications for Round 4, 2011 close on 30 November 2011

ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL Closing 11 Jan 2012 T11-2012 - Katherine Region - Victoria Highway - Intersection of Binjari Community Road - Supply and Install Street Lighting.

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Nhulunbuy Town Board Inc.

Report – Meeting 15 November 2011 The Town Board met on finalised. Tuesday, 15 November • Skate Park: The Board 2011. was advised that the CorTopics discussed at No- poration intends to renovember’s meeting were: vate the skate park in 2012 • Playground: The Town to eliminate problems with Board was advised that the the paint and surface. Nhulunbuy Corporation Ltd has included funding in its draft budget to commence development of the Ark Park playground. • Children’s Crossing Chesterfield: The Board discussed the recent article in the Arafura Times and the seeking of community feedback on solutions to eliminate the current potentially dangerous situation. The Town Board has requested that a road planning specialist be contacted to assist in developing a solution to the current problems. • WIFI Hotspot at Airport: The hotspot equipment has not yet arrived, which has meant that this project cannot be

• Water Fluoridation: The plant is fully operational with no problems being experienced. • 40 Year Celebrations: Further discussions were held on Nhulunbuy turning 40 in 2012. One project that was considered was an exhibition of historical photographs. The Board was advised that the Yirrkala Arts Centre has an incredible range of historical photos that could be used as a 40th Anniversary display. The Board will discuss this with the Arts Centre. Whilst there has been no further work on the development of a committee, Board members consider that this is worthwhile progressing.

• Dogs in Town Flats: The Board raised this issue as there are concerns and problems with dogs and their behaviour in the flats. The Board was advised that residents should put their concerns to L J Hooker as the Town Flats are private property and the Corporation is unable to act in relation to dog matters at this site. • Dentist: The Town Board was advised that the NT Government is working to resolve the lack of a dentist in Nhulunbuy. There being no further business the meeting closed at 10.13am.

The next Town Board meeting is to be held on Tuesday, 20 December 2011.

Chairman: Dr Ross Theedom • Minute Taker: Ace Rabukawaqa (Community & Recreational Officer) • Telephone: (08) 8939 2200 • Registered Office: Town Administration Office. Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Postal Address: PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Incorporated in Northern Territory

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homeland kids @ The Pool

PHOTOS: MARJO HALLOWELL On Fridays the Gove aquatic Centre has been hosting children from the homleand schools. some travelled more than two hours each way for their first visit to the local pool. They were there for water safety lessons and also to have some free time just enjoying being at the pool. These students are from Birany Birany.

Time for an icecream break.

Always a queue for chocolate cake.

CLASSIFIEDS East Arnhem Shire Council TENDER NOTICE YIRRKALA CHILDCARE CENTRE PROJECT NO T201100.15 Suitably qualified Contractors are requested to submit a tender for the upgrading of the Childcare Centre at Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land. GALIWINKU CHILDCARE CENTRE PROJECT NO T201111.17 Suitably qualified Contractors are requested to submit a tender for the upgrading of the Childcare Centre at Galiwinku, Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land.

Watjumi enjoys a swim.

Enjoying time in the pool.

Yotjing celebrated his seventh birthday when he visited the Gove Aquatic Centre with the Birany Birany homeland school.

Look - no hands.

A complete set of tender documents can be obtained from: www.tenders.net/buyer/easc Interested and eligible applicants are to submit their tender documents to Tender Evaluation Committee, East Arnhem Shire Council on or before 1400 hrs on December 19, 2011 via electronic lodging. www.tenders.net/buyer/easc All enquires relating to Project advice: Mr Shane Marshall Building Infrastructure Regional Manager East Arnhem Shire Council Phone: (08) 8986 8916 shane.marshall@eastarnhem. nt.gov.au Inquires regarding technical specifics: Ms Emma Clay Technical Officer East Arnhem Shire Council Phone: (08) 8986 8905 emma.clay@ eastarnhem.nt.gov.au

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homeland kids @ The Pool

PHOTOS: MARJO HALLOWELL

Concentrating on the slide into the water.

Kids line up for their turn on the inflatable.

A big smile for the camera.

A big splash didn’t deter this youngster.

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: westrett@optusnet.com.au Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: grub.gove@bigpond.com 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 jeffandmelissa@bigpond.com

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: secretarygtouch@hotmail.com Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 fredntash@froggy.com.au 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: richard.webb@riotinto.com Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: westrett@optusnet.com.au Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: sma44324@bigpond.com Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E: nhulunbuyplaygroup@gmail.com

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: art@yirrkala.com

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean Astronomy: goveastronomers@ yahoo.com.au GPF: govefestival@yahoo.com.au Arnhem writers: ian@ askthescienceguru.com

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 1

Time 0021 0609 1143 1832

Time 0104 0654 1230 1918

Ht 2.80 1.40 3.25 0.49

Ht 2.74 1.43 3.10 0.63

Fri 2

1ST QTR

Sat 3

Time 0147 0742 1318 2005

Ht 2.69 1.46 2.91 0.78

Time 0232 0833 1409 2053

Time 0319 0930 1505 2142

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

Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Glenys Cummings P: 0417 849 594 glenarse@westnet.com.au

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

WATER CONSUMPTION TABLE

NHULUNBUY

W/E Nov 20 W/E Nov 20 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage

Day

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

Monday 14/11

7522

1979

7200

1895

322

84

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Tuesday 15/11

8356

2199

7900

Wednesday 16/11

8947

2354

5200

2079

456

120

1368

3747

Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 17/11

5926

1559

986

7000

1842

-1074

-283

Friday 18/11

6742

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

Saturday 19/11

7005

1774

7900

2079

-1158

-305

1843

8600

2263

-1595

-420

2004

6800

1789

814

215

52112 13714 50600 13315

7614

1512

399

Sunday 20/11

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

TOTAL

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

Weather details o

Sun 4 Ht 2.65 1.49 2.69 0.94

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

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

Tide times – Gove Harbour Wed 30

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

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

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

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

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

MOPS Contact: Christie Giles P: 8987 2227

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

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E: jaklwill@bigpond.com

Church services

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

Mon 5 Ht 2.63 1.49 2.47 1.09

Time 0409 1031 1614 2232

Tue 6 Ht 2.63 1.44 2.31 1.24

Time 0503 1136 1746 2327

Ht 2.67 1.33 2.24 1.37

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

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 21 33.9 24.7 NIL Tuesday 22 33.1 25 5.8 Wednesday 23 33.3 24.1 1.4 Thursday 24 34.0 24.5 NIL Friday 25 33.5 25.2 0.6 Saturday 26 35.4 25.3 0.6 Sunday 27 35.1 25.6 TCE Monthly total rainfall to date: 8.4 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 27

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1010.1 hPa on Monday Min: 1005.1 hPa on Wednesday Averages for the month November Max temp: 33.1 Min temp: 23.4 Rainfall: 46.2 mm

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TENNIS PRESENTATIONS

Xavier Meersbergen - orange ball certificate.

Zachary Scott-Jones - green ball certificate.

Red ball doubles.

PeeWees.

Red ball sngles.

Nominate Now Nominations are being called for in the following categories: ‡NT Sportsperson of the Year ‡&HQWUDOLDQ$GYRFDWHVolunteer of the Year ‡&8%Eric Johnston Coach of the Year ‡.30*NT Team of the Year ‡&8%Masters Sportsperson of the Year ‡171HZVNT Junior Sportsperson of the Year ‡0LQLVWHUIRU6SRUWDQG5HFUHDWLRQOfficial’s Award ‡Local Performance of the Year

Nominations close 31 January 2012 For more information or a nomination form call (08 8999 5256 or visit www.ntmajorevents.com.au/ntsportsawards

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Remi Grieve - red ball certificate.

Red ball players.

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SPORTS CONTRIBUTIONS

Phone: 1300 0880 00 • Fax: 1300 787 248 • Email: editor@arafuratimes.com.au

Sports reports deadline is 10.30am, Monday prior to publication

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NT swimming coach to train Barras THE recently appointed community swimming officer for Swimming Northern Territory, Paul Schindler will make his first visit to Nhulunbuy to work with the volunteers at Gove Barras to deliver swimming coaching sessions to the club’s growing membership. Mr Shindler’s role is a new position at Swimming Northern Territory and has been created to provide help, service and support to the swimming community. “My main focus of work is to increase swimming participation levels within the Territory and also provide another communication link within the swimming fraternity,” Mr Schindler said. He is a bronze level coach who has returned to Australia following a five year stint in London where he developed a very successful swimming club and

programme there. He will be visiting Nhulunbuy from Monday to Wednesday December 5-7 to provide the Gove Barras Swimming club with coaching support. The Gove Barras Swimming club is currently swimming out of the Gove Aquatic Centre and are looking at competing in the upcoming Vorgee NT Open and Age Championships in Darwin in March. Mr Schindler will also deliver a short swimming programme to the local schools in the region. “I am providing a programme that will promote and support swimming in the Nhulunbuy community. Swimming is a life skill that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle and is a great way to make new friends. Swimming clubs are also a great social environment for children and parents.”

The Golf Doctor with Andrew Bridge

THE Golf Doctor is a regular column brought to you by your local golf professional, Andrew Bridge. Since taking over the management of the Gove Country Golf Club a few months ago Andrew has been keen to see many people interested in taking up the game of golf. To help both the beginners and veterans looking to improve their game Andrew is handing out some useful tips through his column.

RIGHT: Top of the swing.

At the top of your swing:

Lesson A: shows the shaft parallel to your target line, note the right leg is bent, not straight, and the back is facing the target.

The finish of the swing

Shows the golfer facing the target showing all their spikes on their right foot. Note the slight tilt to the right as well.

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LEFT: The finish of the swing.

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Local lad kicking goals for NT GOVE lad, 24-year-old Kevin Vearncombe, has signed for the North East Australian Football League’s Northern Territory Thunder for 2012. According to the current NEAFL Premiers “Kevin is another success story from the Thunder’s 23rd player rule. Living out at Gove, Vearncombe took every opportunity when it presented itself playing a total of seven games for Thunder in the 2011 season. Kevin has been rewarded for his efforts being offered a Thunder contract for the 2012 season.” Kevin’s rise has been one of determination since his days playing for the Nhulunbuy Saints. His debut was as 23rd man in The Thunder’s round 14 win over GWS Giants at the TIO Stadium Darwin. If travelling to Darwin was not daunting enough, during a five week period last season the game took him to Brisbane, Cairns, Alice Springs and Sydney. The Papua New Guinea-born utility was recently interviewed by NT News where he described how representing the Territory has changed his approach to the game. He told NT News “I wasn’t really planning on playing for Thunder and my name got thrown out there for being one of the better players in Gove,’’ he said. “I thought it would

Kevin Vearncombe in action. be a big step up from where I was. “I wanted to see what it was like to play in a bigger competition, even if it was just to give me confidence to play better football when I got back home if further opportunities didn’t come. But it’s opened up my eyes. As long as the opportunities are provided to me, I’ll be keen to play for Thunder.’’ “In Gove you are used to getting a lot of ball and being a good player, and when you

come over to a higher league it’s harder to get the ball,’’ he told NT News. “I expected it to be a lot more physical and fast and structured, and so far it’s pretty much what I expected. It makes me want to get fitter, try harder and get better. I want to have more involvement in the game but it’s a hard process and you’ve got to work your way in there.’’ All of this effort has been rewarded with a contract for 2012 ... Just watch this space...

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Email your sports news, results and photos to: editor@arafuratimes.com.au Deadline is 10.30am, Monday prior to publication Regular sports contributors are encouraged to contact Marjo, the editor, and register your club contact person and their phone number and email address. Arafura Times

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THIS WEEKEND...

Competition pool

Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3

Every Tuesday night

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ď š OPEN 7 NIGHTS FROM 6PM ď š Lunch Wednesday to Sunday,

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from 12 noon (reservations advised) ď š ALL FUNCTIONS CATERED FOR

AHA Harbottle Gold Plate Award

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Arnhem Club “Bottle O� Bottleshop Specials XXXX Gold 30 pack cans

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$4499 XXXX Summer Bright stubs

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$4299

Specials start Monday, Nov. 28 ď š Finish Sunday, Dec. 4

Heineken Lager stubs

Bundy Rum • Smirnoff Vodka Johnnie Walker Red • Jim Beam Bacardi Rum • Canadian Club carton

ALL TWO FOR

Strongbow Cider stubs

Crown Lager stubs carton

$6300 TWO FOR $9600

$4799

carton

$4299

The Arnhem Club: Members and bonaďŹ de guests in the company of a member are welcome. Only ďŹ nancial members may purchase from the bottleshop. 24 – Arafura Times

30 Nov - 6 Dec 2011

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Arafura Times 30 November 2011