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Two dog attacks on children in two weeks “Something has to be done about the dogs roaming the street and dog owners need to take responsibility for their animals.” By MARJO HALLOWELL TWO children have been bitten by dogs in Gove in the last two weeks, and residents are demanding action from the Corporation to remove stray dogs from roaming the streets. Brayden Laverty was the latest victim last Wednesday, March 28, when he was bitten by a dog while he was raising funds for his school excursion. Brayden, who turns 11 this week, was door knocking in Chippis Road near his home in South when a “black rottweiler type dog” bit him on his arm. He has a puncture wound and large bruise as a result and was taken to Gove District Hospital for treatment where he was given antibiotics in case of infection. His mother, Sandy, said Brayden is not afraid of dogs but this one surprised him as he did not see it until it was too late. “I let him go to sell chocolate Easter eggs as part of his fundraising for his Canberra excursion as he had done so before, and it is usually safe here,” she said. “I did not even give it a thought - that there might be dogs about that bite. “It was 5.30pm, still light, and his sister and her mates were also around but they did not see the attack.

“His sister ran home to get me.” Mrs Laverty said she did think she knew who the dog belonged to but was wrong as she went and saw that person straight away and it was not the same dog. “Something has to be done about the dogs roaming the street and dog owners need to take responsibility for their animals,” she said. “Owners who say ‘it will come when its ready’ when their dogs get out need to go out and look for them as they are the owner’s responsibility.” Compliance officer at Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited Rick Stephen said he believed there were two attacks on Wednesday, however, only one was reported to the Corporation. The other is believed to be a woman who was out walking in the area behind the primary school. “As with all complaints we investigate and take appropriate action,” Mr Stephen said. A couple walking home to Feldegg Street on Saturday night were enjoying the peace and quiet until they entered their street and a black dog came out of the dark running towards them ready to attack. The man used a piece of a tree that was on the ground to scare it off.

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Nhulunbuy Police said one incident had been reported to them and that was on March 22. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said a young girl was bitten on the stomach by a dog. “The dog was on a lead and near its owner on its property. “The young girl walked within range of the dog and, for unknown reasons, the dog has bitten her,” he said. “There have been no offences committed by the owner of the dog and the owner has taken the dog to the RSPCA and it was put down.” No other attacks had been reported to police. These attacks are within a month of an attack by three dogs on a doctor at a local beach. Snr Sgt Muldoon said he understood that the doctor who was attacked by dogs on the beach on February 29 had withdrawn his complaint. On an entry on Nhulunbuy Notice Board Facebook on March 29, Belinda Verrall wrote : “I raised fences and put them on a run. I tried my best to keep my dogs in. . . . Zulu bit a child last week, I put him in the truck and he got put down. So there is (sic) dog owners that do care. I loved my dogs but it just got all too much. Continued Page 2. >>

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Futures Forum listens to what Yolngu have to say in Yirrkala THE Futures Forum was held in Yirrkala last Friday and was attended by Indigenous Development Minister Malarndirri McCarthy and Lynne Walker, the Member for Nhulunbuy. Minister McCarthy said the forum was about government, the community and business working together to develop Yirrkala’s economic future. It was the fifth such forum to be held in the Territory “The forum is a key initiative under the Territory Government’s Working Future - Territory Growth Town strategy which will see investment in the development of 21 large communities into regional service centres,”

Ms McCarthy said. “Today’s event included targeted discussion groups and one specifically targeting youth - where local people can talk about their experiences, opportunities and challenges they have faced when doing business in Yirrkala. “The objective of this initiative is to provide local people with access to a range of information and support programs from across government, community organisations and private sector businesses who are participating.” Ms McCarthy used the Interpreter Service to ensure all those present understood what

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was being said. “We want Yolngu talking about how you want to see the Territory grow. We’re all here to listen. We want the children to have a strong future on country. “When Yolngu talk to Yolngu they listen more and Government needs to listen to you,” she said. Lynne Walker MLA said that the community also learned about government support available to start and run a business and create more jobs. “Some of the local businesses represented included Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation, Pacific Aluminium, ITEC, East Arnhem Shire Council, CDU and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation,” said Ms Walker. The launch of the East Journey Album followed the forum. “This is a very exciting time for Yirrkala, and business enterprises such as East Journey set a great example for the community,” Ms Walker said. For more information visit

ABOVE: Youngsters perform at the forum. RIGHT: Children were an important part of the forum. LEFT: Lynne Walker, Djuwalpi Marika and Malarndirri McCarthy at the Futures Forum.

Generator to keep water flowing in power outages WATER will still be available during any future power outages following the commissioning of a back-up power generation unit which ensures water supply to the community. Power and Water has commissioned a 250 kilowatt standby generator to provide automatic backup power in the event of a loss of supply from the Pacific Aluminium steam power station which supplies the Gove mining operations, Nhulunbuy, Gunyangara, Birritjimi, Galupa and Yirrkala. The generator will start automatically and provide power to the groundwater bores which feed the Yirrkala water storage and community should there be an interruption to power. The Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker has welcomed the arrival of the generator. “The installation of the generator will ensure water supply is maintained at Yirrkala even in the event of an extended power outage such as we saw last November,” Ms Walker said. “The generator is installed in a container and protected from the extreme environmental conditions that can occur during cyclone events that can impact the power supply to Yirrkala. “The commissioning of the new generator is a great

This ordinary looking container will ensure the water keeps flowing if the power goes out in Yirrkala. result for the health and well-being of including the value of the re-comthe people living at Yirrkala. Water is missioned Cummins generation unit. a basic essential service and this unit Project cost includes transportation ensures its supply.” and installation. The cost of the project is $40,000

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< < From Page 1. RSPCA Nhulunbuy president Bev Goodchild said they promote responsible dog ownership practices. “These should include regular exercise, appropriate training including safe social interaction with people and other dogs. These practices are paramount to maintaining the health and well being of your animals as well as your family and the community as a whole,” she said. “We understand the issues that are at hand as we all want a safe community, and urge those

that have encountered an inappropriate dog incident to contact the Nhulunbuy Corporation and the Nhulunbuy Dog Ranger so they can investigate and take appropriate action. “We also wish to advise anyone who is unsure of appropriate dog behaviour to contact us. We are able to assess your dogs using a recognised Dog Assessment Behaviourist Program and can advise and support you in responsible dog ownership. “RSPCA Nhulunbuy would like to draw your attention to the RSPCA A07 Policy Dog

Management and encourages you to read the policy in detail online.” Dogs are not just a problem in the Nhulunbuy town lease area as there have been a number of incidents in Yirrkala. Last Sunday night, March 24, a man riding his motorbike to a friend’s home was charged by three dogs. Craig Hodges said two dogs came running towards him and a third ran right in front of his bike at 5pm as he was going for a short ride up Balnguma Road. “I went straight over the

handle bars. The ambulance and police were called and I ended up in hospital,” Mr Hodges said. “I have a broken rib, a broken toe and grazing and bruising all up my left side. “The next night a pilot was out for a ride and a similar thing happened to him just 100m from where I came off. He broke his leg. “About five weeks ago a man was savaged by dogs while he was walking. He went to hospital for treatment to bites on his lower calf.”

Album launch draws large crowd BY MARJO HALLOWELL AS the stars came out in the night sky some rising stars came out on stage in Yirrkala as East Journey launched their debut album, Guwak. Mandawuy Yunupingu received a tumultuous roar as he walked up to the stage to launched the album and introduced East Journey to their home crowd. Mr Yunupingu, front man of Yothu Yindi, said he supported East Journey and hoped they could change things for the better. “I wish them the best because I want to encourage the young people to stand strong, keep their culture strong and live a healthy life for their future,” he said. Well over 500 people attended the performance which was set up in the oval. They started by singing of being under a river of stars and the night sky supported the song as stars dotted the clear night sky and their spirituality came through their music. The younger members of the audience moved closer and closer to the stage with each song and., before too long, were joining in the singing of the songs and dancing to the music. The band members are Rrawun Maymuru, Ses Fury Frank, Marcus Marawili, Wulkwwulku Marawili, PJ White, Ngalkanbuy Mununggurr, Banul Garawirrtja, Arian Pearson and Gathapura Mununggurr and were all excited to be performing their home crowd. Production on the album started in 2010 and the official album release through MGM Distribution will be on April 20. East Journey has a deep, spiritual relationship with their land and sea country and these relationships, in part, are maintained through song, dance and ceremony. Their inspiration and material is drawn from ceremonial song poetry, traditional melodies and instruments and through guidance and encouragement from their Elders. It is fused with western musical traditions to create what they call ‘saltwater reggae’. The East Journey Aboriginal Corporation has

been established by the group to encourage youth to continue their education and to get behind their respective communities. They believe that sharing their stories through music is a way of engaging not only local Yolngu youth, but also wider mainstream Australia and potentially the international community. Local Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker said the band had their own special unique sound. “You are strong Yolngu men who will always come back to your Homelands,” she said. “You tell the stories of your grandmothers and grandfathers.” Indigenous Development Minister Malarndirri McCarthy said the Territory government had given $22,000 towards the launch. “Music is the core ingredient of Yolngu culture,” she said. Witiyana Marika and Djawa Yunupingu were the masters of ceremony during the launch. Before the band came on stage two music videos were screened for the first time - Ngarrpiya and Song of Arnhem Land - much to the delight of the audience. Many local businesses and organisations supported the launch. Gove Operations, Pacific Aluminium (formerly RioTinto) assisted with flights for Mandawuy and an official photographer for the launch, Peter Eve, from Monsoons Photography, as well as supplying back-up generator power. Toll Logistics shipped the engineering and sound gear, Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation assisted with accommodation and Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation assisted with travel for East Journey band members to travel to record parts of the album in 2010/11. Max’s (Manny) car rentals assisted with organising flights for guests and media, ABA (FaHCSIA) assisted with a contribution towards recording the album ‘Guwak’ and also staging the launch event and Regional Indigenous Economic Development Unit (DHLGS) assisted with provision of stage and stage management and sound engineering, and public liability insurance for the event.


ABOVE: East Journey before their performance. BELOW: Mandawuy Yunupingu launches the album in Yirrkala.

New IRB for Lifesaving Club THE GOVE Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club is to get a replacement Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB ready to start the 2012 season. Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker announced the NT Government will provide a $23,000 grant to the club following a destructive fire at the club in February. Ms Walker said it was wonderful to be able to support the local community and provide assistance to help the club resume its operations including beach patrols. “The Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club provides an invaluable and entirely volunteer life saving and training service and the fire was a major blow to the East Arnhem community,” Ms Walker said. “The devastating fire destroyed lifesaving





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Water mimosa invades the town lagoon NHULUNBUY residents are being asked to be vigilant following the recent outbreak of water mimosa (Neptunia plena) discovered at the town lagoon. The Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS) weed management officers said water mimosa has only been found once before in the Northern Territory in 2001 and was immediately treated. Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation rangers discovered the outbreak and referred the findings to the NRETAS.

Weed officers are coordinating a rapid response to the mostrecent water mimosa outbreak. NRETAS regional weed officer Chris Collins said that water mimosa infestations can have severe environmental impacts, including the restriction of water flow, reduced water quality and bio diversity loss. “Water mimosa is known to establish and grow rapidly in freshwater environments taking root in shallow areas or forming vast floating rafts. If water mimosa were to spread into other suitable freshwater environments,

including billabongs, significant impacts to recreational fishing would be likely.” Water mimosa is not a declared plant in accordance with the Weeds Management Act 2001, however, the Northern Territory Weed Risk Assessment System found it to be a high risk plant species with a high feasibility of control. A nomination for declaration is currently being considered. Weed management branch officers have travelled to Nhulunbuy to help coordinate containment of the outbreak.

They will be conducting door knocks and engaging the community in an effort to further educate the public and provide advice on weed management planning and integrated control. “We encourage members of the public to call the NRETAS weed management branch if they think they may have seen water mimosa on 8999 4567,” said Mr Collins. Water mimosa should not be confused with mimosa (Mimosa pigra) - a thorny shrub which has already significantly impacted on the Northern Territory’s wetlands.

First legal harvest of the Oenpelli python

THE first ever legal commercially harvested Oenpelli python has been taken into captivity in West Arnhem Land. Classed as vulnerable under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, the twometre female Oenpelli Python was caught on March 25 by Dr Gavin Bedford, highly respected Northern Territory herpetologist, and Traditional Owners. Last year the Minister for Parks and Wildlife approved the “Options for Establishing a Sustainable use Program for the Oenpelli Python”. The manager, wildlife use, Keith Saalfeld, said that the combination of highly restricted range and vulnerable status has resulted in the Oenpelli python being highly sought after by collectors and breeders across Australia and around the world. “The guidelines set out in the “Options” focus on the establishment of sustainable utilisation of the Oenpelli python,” he said. The two key components of the guidelines are that any utilisation is sustainable and does not negatively impact the conservation status of the species, and that the utilisation

provides a significant direct and measurable benefit to the Traditional Owners who are the landholders of the country in which Oenpelli pythons are found. “This is the first animal to be successfully taken under a permit issued by the Department Of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport (NRETAS) in accordance with the approved guidelines”, Mr Saalfeld said. “As required under the Permit to Take Protected Wildlife, GPS coordinates of the exact location that the animal was found were recorded, along with a detailed photograph of the head and neck scale pattern (a snake’s ‘fingerprint’). The animal has also been implanted with a unique ID microchip.” This information is provided to the Parks and Wildlife Service, who in turn take samples for the DNA profiling of each python. The DNA of every legally harvested and bred Oenpelli python will be on record. “This information is required for every Oenpelli python legally harvested from the wild and for each of the offspring of these animals. This is to ensure that illegally harvested pythons cannot be used in trade

or for breeding. Heavy penalties apply for any illegally taken wildlife in the Northern Territory”, Mr Saalfeld said. The Oenpelli python has a very restricted range found only on the sandstone massif of western Arnhem Land - an area of about 34,000 sq km. The entire distribution is confined to Aboriginal land. Any harvest requires both a permit under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act and a Land Use Agreement under the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act. Two permits and Land Use Agreements to harvest Oenpelli pythons have been issued; one to Dr Bedford, and the second to Djelk Wildlife Enterprises, an Indigenous wildlife enterprise working with Traditional Owners in western Arnhem Land. To help ensure that the benefit to Traditional Owners is maintained no wild-caught breeding stock will be permitted to leave the Northern Territory. To access the publication ‘Options for Establishing a Sustainable Use Program for the Oenpelli Python’: go to programs/approved

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Careflight flies two men Disqualified driver fined $750 to Darwin hospitals TWO injured men were flown by CareFlight to hospitals in Darwin following separate remote vehicle crashes at Nuhulunby and Borroloola on Saturday, March 24. A 33-year-old man suffered internal bleeding after crashing from his bike at a motocross track at Nuhulunby and a 27-year-old man walked from his vehicle when it rolled multiple times near Boroloola on Saturday night. Both were initially stabilised by St John Ambulance paramedics then taken to their local hospitals for further assesment. In separate flights CareFlight medi-

A 22-YEAR-OLD woman was fined $750 and ordered to pay a $40 levy after she pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified when she appeared at Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court. On February 3, she was stopped for a random police check in Franklyn Street outside the Arnhem Club. When asked for her licence she told police she did not have one and they were unable to confirm her status. On checking they found she had been disqualified for 362 days in March, 2011. Her defence solicitor, Josephine Cashman, said she lives with her

cal retrieval teams flew to the remote towns to transfer the men to Royal Darwin Hospital for ongoing specialist treatment. The bike rider was given multiple blood transfusions during his flight to undergo emergency surgery at Royal Darwin Hospital where he remained in a serious but stable condition on arrival. Because of the nature of the crash the Borroloola man was flown to Royal Darwin Hosital for precautionary further assesment and remained in a stable condition on arrival.


mother and is undertaking a fulltime traineeship and needs her licence. Ms Cashman said in 2009 her client was drinking heavily after a family bereavement but had completely slowed down her drinking now. She had received a call from a friend and took her mother’s car to the club without her mother knowing. “She is extremely remorseful and was only three weeks off being able to re-apply,” Ms Cashman said. “If she receives another disqualification she will lose her job where she is earning $750 per week. She did not take her disqualification lightly.”

Police prosecutor Sergeant Robert Gordon said three weeks is no different to three months and disqualified is just that. “She was at a licensed premises and there is a free bus and taxis are available. There was no excuse,” he said. Magistrate Greg Smith asked the woman did she forget that she was at risk of going to jail. “You had two previous drink driving charges. You were not paying much attention to your own safety,” he said. “Driving is a privilege not a right.”

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Teenagers creating a disturbance at 2.30am NHULUNBUY Police are concerned that they located eight young people around the town flats on Saturday morning. They were called out at 2.30am and found two 14-year-olds, one 16-year-old, three 17-year-olds and two young adults creating a disturbance. Some were confirmed as drinking and others were suspected of having done so. An 18-year-old female has been charged with supplying alcohol and one other was charged with consuming alcohol. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said police would be putting in an application for the teenager to have her alcohol permit revoked. “She had only received it on March 21. “What concerns us is that some parents are not aware what their children are doing so late at night. We took a number of them home to their parents.” A number of ‘fridging’ incidents were reported on Saturday night and police could not say if the two incidents were related.

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Drink driver charged A 45-YEAR-OLD man was pulled over in Chesterfield Circuit on Saturday morning at 2.30am and found to have a reading of 0.116 when he was breath tested. He was charged with medium range drinkdriving and bailed to appear at Nhulunbuy Magistrate’s Court.

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Japanese remedies shown to Yolngu women WOMEN in Yirrkala recently had a series of workshops on well-being which were presented by a Japanese traditional remedies practitioner. Mizue Tamaki is the chief instructor of the Okido Dojo in The Netherlands where she provides holistic programs. She visited Yirrkala and the Homelands bringing with her the ancient principles of Japanese traditional medicine. Women were shown how to use ancient traditional and modern techniques of corrective exercise, medicinal food, shiatsu massage, breathing, yoga and meditation. Ms Tamaki showed Okido emphasises the importance of making all activities in daily life an opportunity to practice healthy daily habits through food, exercise and general well being.

“The diverse elements of Okido help us to bring more harmony to ourselves and people around us allowing for balance and unification through practical teachings. “I am showing them how to take care of themselves and of each other. “By using ginger compresses they can experience inner warmth and well being and it stimulates circulation. This is just one of the natural remedies.” The workshops were sponsored by: YYF -Yothu Yindi Wellbeing Program, Families as First Teachers Program, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, GBM Yirrkala and Okido International. RIGHT: From left Mizue Tamaki with Wakarr (Mavis ) Yunupingu and Giyakminy (Beth) Yunupingu seated.

Improved survival rates for Indigenous cancer patients A CANCER Council Queensland and Menzies School of Health Research study has found that despite poorer survival outcomes initially, Indigenous cancer patients who survive at least two years after diagnosis have similar prognosis to nonIndigenous cancer patients. While recent studies have highlighted the significantly lower survival among Indigenous cancer patients compared to non-Indigenous it is the first study of its kind to identify that Australia’s disparity in Indigenous cancer survival changes with time since diagnosis. Lead researcher associate professor Peter Baade said the finding offered both a call to action as well as new optimism for Indigenous people affected by cancer. “This study shows for the first

time that the comparative risk of cancer death for Indigenous people decreases the longer they survive. “Encouragingly the five-year survival outlook for Indigenous cancer patients who survive at least two-years is very similar to the outlook for non-Indigenous cancer patients.” Menzies’ associate professor Gail Garvey said before this study there was limited information of how Indigenous survival rates varied between Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients with cancer. “The findings provide hope that with ongoing action the gap between Indigenous and nonIndigenous cancer survival in the first two years post diagnosis can be closed. “This research provides a strong call to action to address

the very wide disparity in cancer survival for Indigenous people in the first and second years after diagnosis. “Our findings confirmed recent studies highlighting significant disparities in overall survival among Indigenous cancer patients compared to non-Indigenous patients.” Previous studies found Indigenous patients in the NT were nearly twice as likely to die from cancer than nonIndigenous patients in South Australia Indigenous patients were 40 per cent more likely to die from their cancer. A study in Queensland found Indigenous patients treated in the public health system were 30 per cent more likely to die from their cancer than non-Indigenous patients after adjusting for stage, cancer

treatment and comorbidities. Ass. Prof. Baade said Indigenous people are also more likely to be diagnosed at advanced stages for certain cancers, or receive less treatment, yet this does not completely explain the survival disadvantage. “Clearly a differential of up to 50 per cent in cancer survival within the first 12 months of diagnosis is not acceptable, and our findings increase the motivation for further efforts in this area. “Greater emphasis and research focus should therefore be placed on identifying the factors for the initial survival disparity,” he said. Copies of the study are available at: public/issues

Easter message from Oasis Christian Assembly THE truth of Easter is that it is a time of hope for all humanity the bible says in one of the most quoted scriptures of all time. Joh 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” It’s not believing in Jesus (there’s more proof that Jesus existed than Julius Caesar by the way). Most people would believe that 2000 years ago a man named Jesus Christ lived in Israel. So what exactly do we need to believe in? We need to believe that Jesus death on the cross paid for your and my sin. All humanity stands guilty of sin before a Holy God. We have all missed the mark and have

fallen short of God’s standard but because God loves us so much he sent his son to stand in our place and take our punishment and die. The joy of Easter Sunday is that the bible says that Jesus was resurrected back to life by God the father. Jesus paid the price for our sin then rose in new life so we can have new life as well. This is the reason Jesus was born and lived to ultimately die in our place so we can have life. The bible says in Act 4:12 “there is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” NLT The Christian message of Easter is that you can chose to have a new life, abundant life, by belief in Jesus’ death on the cross



and resurrection to new life, believing God paid the price for your sin. Our prayer at O as is Chris tian Assembly this Easter is that you will find this life by receiving Jesus as lord and saviour of your life. We would love to have you come and celebrate Easter with us, Easter Sunday at 10am opposite the Nhulunbuy primary school - the big green shed. God Bless. Pastor Phill Sampson

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Organisation helping cancer patients gets $4000 A CHEQUE for $4000 was presented to the Look Good Feel Good organisation at the 2012 Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic. The organisation started 22 years ago to help women and men to learn how to use cosmetics to help them overcome skin changes that they may have experienced through chemo and radio therapy. Chosen as this year’s beneficiary of the fishing competition NT coordinator of Look Good Feel Good Marilyn Harvey accepted the cheque on behalf of the organisation. The Australian cosmetics industry has donated 200,000 units to the value of $4.5 million. “Some 10,000 people went through the program nationally last week,” Mrs Harvey said. “The program is product neutral and noncommercial and there are 2000 volunteers Australia wide with 15 based in Darwin.” They come to Gove every six months or so to hold a workshop and they hosted one at the Walkabout Lodge on Saturday, March 24. Julie Pickering from Look Good Feel Good also conducted the workshop along with Mrs Harvey.

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Easter Services THERE will be a combined churches Easter dawn service Cape Wirrwawuy at 6.30am on Easter Sunday. The Oasis Christian Assembly will celebrate Easter on Sunday at 10am. They are located at 1534 Chesterfield Circuit, opposite the primary school. Morning tea is provided. For further information call 8987 1522 or 0407 129248.


Men make wood work BY MARJO HALLOWELL A WORKSHOP in Ski Beach is producing some high-quality wooden furniture. They are making tables and other furniture from local timber milled by the Gumatj Corportation Ltd mill. They can order wood cut to the specifications they need for individual jobs and not be hit with huge transport costs as it is all local. The local men are learning new skills to make the furniture and have turned some tables they made for the Garma Festival into settings for the new transitional school. The furniture is made out of stringy bark and will be showcased in the workshop once the new cafe and nursery

open. Mick Geary is supervising the work and all those who come to work at the workshop must first pass the new Rapla course. Gumatj Corp. chief executive officer Klaus Helms said the course ensured they had a strong work ethic and could be relied on to turn up for work everyday. It also gives them the skills to work some of the machinery they need to use. They have already made tables and are also making signs for the area as well as decks for some homes in Yirrkala. The woodworking workshop is one of the incentives of the Gumatj Corporation to get work for local men and women.

From left to right: Mattie Yunupingu, Jason Yunupingu, Mick Geary (standing), Trevor Dhamarrandji, Samuel Guruwiwi and Richard Yunupingu.

LEFT: Sione Taulani-Faingaa and some classmates from year 5 at Nhulunbuy Christian College enjoy a sneak preview of some of the books on offer at the Book Fair. RIGHT: Year 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kira Whyte and Georgie Stockley have their eye on some favourite authors already.

Book fair at Christian College NHULUNBUY Christian College (NCC) celebrates the National Year of Reading by hosting a book fair this week. Coffee, cake and great books are on the agenda and librarian Clare Woodington said everyone in the community is welcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a book lover I find it very exciting to help run a book fair. As well as an opportunity to browse and buy great books, some at a bargain price, we can all support our school library at the same time- as it is a school fundraiser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mums, dads and others come together to help out on the day and this really fosters a great sense of community which is the heart of NCC,â&#x20AC;? she said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year as well as having a fantastic time we raised an amazing $700 worth of books for our lovely school. This is going to be a hard act to follow but we are up to the challenge.â&#x20AC;? She says all non-NCC folks are very welcome to attend the fair in the college library this Thursday April 5 from 2pm to 4pm. Coffee and cake will also be for sale to take away or enjoy on the library front veranda. Mrs Woodington also announced some thrilling upcoming news. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can hardly contain our excitement that next term in May we are hosting childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picture book author Katrina Germein,

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Big Rain Comingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Nhulunbuy Christian College,â&#x20AC;? she said. The highly commended and popular Australian author will be holding sessions with all students - reading stories and talking about her books to the primary children and leading middle school students in a special writing workshop. A highlight of Ms Germeinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit will be a special evening storytime for children in the college library. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children from transition to year 2 are welcome to come in their PJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bring their teddy and enjoy stories, milo and biscuits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents are free to stay and enjoy the fundraiser cafe or go home and relax.â&#x20AC;?

Banner competition for anniversary BANNERS will line the road into Gove during the 40th anniversary celebrations later this year thanks to the creativity of school students from throughout the region. Blank banners were distributed to local schools, Homeland schools, Miwatj, East Arnhem Shire Council and Anglicare for the young people of East Arnhem to create a banner to line Matthew Flinders Road. The first and second place winners in the competition will be announced at the anniversary dinner on June 30. Community relations officer at the Nhulunbuy

Corporation Limited Ace Rabukawaqa said he was distributing the blank banners and looking forward to what the children come up with. They will be using weatherproof paint as the banners will be exposed to the weather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The theme is Making Waves - Past Present and Future an we want them to capture special moments in the life of Nhulunbuy to tie in with the anniversary celebrations,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The banners also need to depict the present and also the hopes and dreams of the future.â&#x20AC;? The banners need to be back to NCL by May 31.

Crime tips in N.T. have gone high-tech LAST week Crime Stoppers in the Northern Territory launched a mobile version of its tip submit web site Chairman of Crime Stoppers NT Tony Clementson said they have seen an explosive growth in tips submitted by the public online in the last 12 months alone. And not only in Australia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The increase in online submissions of tips coupled with the growth in smart phones and tablets has led

us to pioneer a platform that is a mobile version of our current encrypted web site, so the public can use simple drop down menus, a simple â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;point and finger clickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The systems also enables the user to upload photos where applicable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided to stay away from the typical phone app. as we had to ensure, as always, complete anonymity and encryption of the information being supplied.â&#x20AC;?






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What’s On

 letters to the editor

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

Who is responsible for crossings, crocs, dogs, cats?

April Sat 7. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee setting up for enduro - 9am to noon. Sat 7. Nhunlunbuy Motor Cycle Club - junior coaching. Sun 8. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Enduro pony round 1 - 8 am to noon. Sat 14. Musco Jam session at the Gove Boat Club 3-6pm. Sat 21. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Gove Peninsula Tennis Club. Sun 22. Yacht racing at the Gove Boat Club. 12.30 sign on – 2pm start. Crew always welcome. Last race of the Bedwell Blue Water Series. Tue 24. Kap’ Yong Day (Korea) at Memorial Park. Wed 25. ANZAC Day at Memorial Park. Sat 28. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - old natural terrain circuit, round 2 - 8 am to noon. Sat 28. Musco Jam session at the Gove Boat Club 3-6pm.

May Tue 1. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Monthly General Meeting. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Corporation Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy Debutante Ball. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee - 8am to noon. Sun 20. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - Peninsula MX Round 3 - 8am to noon.

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

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

AUGUST Sat 11. Nhulunbuy Motor Cycle Club - working bee set up for enduro/pont - 9am until set up.

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


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AFTER reading the Town Administrator’s reply to my community safety concerns I am left wondering who, out of the two of us, is the most misinformed. Unfortunately, the Town Administrator has used his reply letter to try to justify his lack of action rather than actually doing anything constructive. This seems to be a recurring theme in this administrator’s tenure. I believe that the Town Administrator knows full well that, while we are not compelled to have a pedestrian crossing by the relevant legislation, we can still put one in if we deem it necessary and it would be entirely legal to do so. There have been operational pedestrian crossings here before. As usual, we need to think about what the Town Administrator is not telling us rather than what he is telling us. His excuses on crocodile control are truly pathetic though. Then, as I said, if he can’t sort it out,

then the lease owners should employ someone that can. I do have one further question on this matter though. If someone is attacked by a crocodile that is residing on the lease holders’ land or in their sewerage ponds then who is responsible? Blatantly ignoring lease obligations and community safety that results in injury or death would have to be a criminal offence surely? The Town Administrator discontinued crocodile control and put up a stack of warning signs. Does he really think that this will absolve the Corporation of responsibility in the event of a tragedy? The Town Administrator fumbled around in his answer on dog and cat control to the point of being incoherent. I reckon he knows full well that the matter of feral dogs and cats living and breeding on the lease is his responsibility and, instead of making excuses, he should

do something. Previous administrators have managed this issue appropriately. They were, mostly, competent individuals. My letter was an attempt to get some action on these issues before a tragedy happens. No amount of blaming can make up for loss of life after the event but I am hoping that the Arafura Times has kept a copy of the photo of the Town Administrator standing, arms folded on the road, stubbornly refusing to implement the recommendations of road safety professionals. My final question is not to the Town Administrator but to the lease owners. In the event that we were to get a Town Administrator that can’t or won’t do the job in the future, what mechanisms are in place for us to get rid of him or her? As unpalatable as local government may be, I think that it must be better than this. David Mitchell, Nhulunbuy

Major topics at Futures Forum MINISTER Malarndirri McCarthy, Member for Arnhem, joined me on Friday for the Yirrkala Futures Forum and the launch of East Journey’s album. With responsibility for Indigenous development, tourism, regional development and local government we participated in discussions at Yirrkala and Gunyangara (Ski Beach) about the successes, the opportunities and the obstacles for Indigenous economic development. The events at Yirrkala came together thanks to a huge commitment from many players but I do want to acknowledge the efforts of officers from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services in coordinating the event. And for East Journey, their album launch was an enormous success, capping off the fifth Futures Forum held in a remote Territory community. For the nine incredibly talented members of the band let’s hope it’s the beginning of a stellar musical career. THE Territory parliament sat for three days last week with certainly the busiest legislative agenda I’ve seen in my first term. Twelve bills were debated and passed and while all legislation is important an amendment to the Information Act in relation to the care and protection of children was especially important. The amendment sees the removal of barriers to information sharing across agencies where it is necessary to assist authorities, government and

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by NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER non-government, with responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of children. It will facilitate collaboration between diverse services and provide them better access to the information network that they need to perform their vital roles. In so doing, it will cover many of the cracks that vulnerable children can tragically fall through. TERM one of the school year concludes this Thursday with a one week break. If the weather stays as fine as it’s been I’m sure camping and boating will be high on many agendas. Whether you’re on the water or on the roads, be safe and enjoy the Easter break. I’ll be at Baniyala (Yilpara) on Wednesday and Thursday but look forward to the long weekend at home with my family and catching up with friends.

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Changing of the guard at Chamber of Commerce

A NEW executive officer has taken up her position at the East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce (EACC). Mache Eloff started on Tuesday, March 20, and Treacy Harry, who has been in the position for the last 10 months, finished up that week. Mache emigrated to Australia from South Africa 11 years ago and lived and studied in Toowoomba for eight years. Her field of expertise is business, human resources and marketing and she worked for the mattress company, Sealy, before heading to London for two years. While there she worked in event management, including events

for The Queen, before returning to work in Brisbane for a further three years. Ms Eloff said she brings with her HR and events management experience which she sees as being a benefit to the members of the EACC. “I will be inviting more members to be a part of the Chamber and addressing relevant issues,” she said. “The Chamber is the voice for businesses.” Treacy Harry said she had a very busy time in the 10 months in the position and had seen and increased membership of 25 per

cent. “There are now 67 members of the Chamber. We have organised functions for businesses and the general community including the Business of the Year Awards.” Ms Harry is moving to a government department and said it was a way of furthering her career. “I’m sure Mache will do an excellent job as the new executive officer and the Chamber will continue to move forward. “The local businesses have been very supportive and have a good understanding of what is happenning in East Arnhem,” she said.

Mache Eloff and Treacy Harry at the EACC Business of the Year Awards.

$825m exit strategy gives hope

Lynne Walker welcomed the news of funding to the Homelands and outstations.

Don’t get zapped by electricity scam

the Territory’s 500 Homelands especially in terms of growth and infrastructure. “However the six bush members of the Northern Territory Government will continue to work hard to lobby our Federal counterparts for continued and increased funding for homelands.” Indigenous Development Minister, Malarndirri McCarthy welcomed the investment when she attended the Future’s Forum in Yirrkala. “Lynne and myself have both been lobbying Canberra saying they could not just walk away from the Homelands and outstations,” she said. “Lynne and I are really proud and look forward to a future for all the little ones.” The announcement is the result of the hard lobbying the Territory has done over the last three years and it’s clear that we have been listened to. The Northern Territory will have a key role in administering this outstation support program with outstation service providers across the Territory. “The Territory Government has always supported and recognised the importance of Outstations - they are integral to Territory communities and

are important for better health and education outcomes, Ms McCarthy said. “The announcement provides long-term certainty and clarity for outstations and Homelands residents about the type of support available from the Territory and Australian governments over the next 10 years.”

BanuBanu in running for another award BANUBANU, the 2011 East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, is now in the running for the 2012 Gourmet Traveller Award. Owner Helen Martin said that a couple of weeks ago she received a phone call from Gourmet Traveller asking her for some photos. “I was told that they were looking at doing an article on us and wanted to collect some images to see the feasibility of it all,” she said. “I subscribed to them online and have just discovered that BanuBanu has been nominated for the 2012 Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards in the Best Indigenous Tourism Experience Category. “By voting for us there is the possibility for us to win a trip for two to Shanghai valued at $11,500. Voting ends May 6.” Follow the link below au/award

Water mimosa weed alert

Water mimosa (Neptunia plena) has recently been found in the ‘Town Lagoon’ in Nhulunbuy. Water mimosa is a semi-aquatic weed with touch sensitive leaves. It can establish and grow rapidly in freshwater environments, taking root in shallow areas or forming vast oating rafts. Infestations can have severe environmental impacts including the restriction of water ow, reduced water quality and biodiversity loss. If water mimosa were to spread into freshwater environments signicant impacts to recreational shing would be likely.

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Photo: Dhimurru Aboriginal Corp

THE Northern Territory is being targeted by scammers selling bogus power saving devices and anyone visiting Nhulunbuy Notice Board on Facebook will see many calls have been made to Gove. The Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Gary Clements, is warning consumers to be aware of telemarketers from ITS Corp or Power Savers Ltd selling energy saving devices. “Consumer Affairs and Power and Water Corporation have received more than 100 complaints about telemarketers using aggressive techniques to try and sell a power saving device that they report may save them up to 40 per cent off their power bill,” Mr Clements said. “The telemarketer scammers say that they are affiliated with the Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation and that consumers can purchase a power saving device that will only cost around $150 including delivery. “The scammers are indicating that they have access to the consumers address and power consumption levels, however, we can confirm that there is no affiliation with Power and Water Corporation. “Information from fair-trading regulators around Australia reveals that many consumers have fallen foul of this bogus device. “Reducing your power consumption is an attractive enticement for consumers but don’t be misled by claims that such devices can reduce your energy consumption, it’s just another scam,” Mr Clements said. Consumers looking for more information regarding this scam should contact Consumer Affairs on 1800 019 319 or email .

THE Australian government has committed to fund an exit strategy to the emergency response launched in 2007 for the next decade. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin committed $825 million in the first tranche of Stronger Futures, replacing the John Howard-era intervention that expires in July. Of that money, $619m will be spent on community policing, legal support and other initiatives, and $205m is to finance council support in Homelands and outstations. Part of the package was a $221 million investment into Territory community outstations and homelands under the Stronger Futures policy. Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker said this is a significant announcement for the electorate. “I know it is welcomed by Homeland Resource Agencies, Laynhapuy at Yirrkala and Marthakal at Elcho Island,” she said. “A 10-year funding cycle provides HRA’s and Homeland residents certainty along with the opportunity for longer term planning. That said we know the level of funding is not adequate to service Arafura Times

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Darwin bombing not to be forgotten

Research Fellow Alicia Boyle reinforces that Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience in World War II should never be forgotten. PHOTO BY FIONA MORRISON.

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Renew your Access Permit and WIN! Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation is offering the chance to win a scenic flight over Nhulunbuy and Cape Arnhem area for one lucky family or individual who renews their Dhimurru Access Permit during the month of April. Even if your permit renewal date falls due after April, you can still enter this competition by renewing in April â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your permit will be renewed for twelve months from its due date. All renewals during April will go in the draw to win this amazing flight for four people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; family members or friends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the winner announced in the Arafura Times during the first week of May, and the winner will be able to book the flight at a time of their choosing but within 12 months of the announcement.

So come in to the Dhimurru office and renew your permit, and remember â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you have to be in it to win it!


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Date Sunday, April 8, 2012 Areas affected Sub 55 MAF Hanger Old Airpot Terminal Aero Medical Service Air BP Laynha Air Customs Hanger NCL Rio Tinto Alcan will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances this power outage may be cancelled. Matt Winks High Voltage Supervisor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Town Ph: 8987 5868

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WITH many Gove-ites having strong ties with Darwin they can be rest assured that the city of Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience in World War II is never forgotten thanks to a vital role being undertaken by Charles Darwin University. The Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flagship public policy research centre, The Northern Institute, has been contracted to lead a project to develop web-based education resources to complement the new Defence of Darwin Experience. The resources will relate to permanent exhibitions at East Point as well as the nine heritage sites featured in the smart phone application www.defenceofdarwin. The Northern Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alicia Boyle said the Defence of Darwin Experience is a social history museum that focuses on the period 1932 to 1945 and tells the story of the military build up in Darwin before the war through to events that brought about its conclusion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to help ensure that the history of events leading up to and including the bombing of Darwin is preserved and presented for current and future generations to appreciate and understand.â&#x20AC;? Ms Boyle said the project would draw on expertise from the Department of Education and Training, eminent historians, and from within CDU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Material will meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum and be tailored for primary, middle and year 10 students although ultimately it will allow all Australian teachers and students to develop a better understanding of Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement in World War II,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be developed to allow schools to self-manage site visits and be formatted for upload on to the Defence of Darwin Experience website by mid-year.â&#x20AC;?

Uncovering new histories RESEARCH into the engagement of the languages at Arnhem Land missions, Borroloola and Gulf District deaths and the Gurindji struggle for land rights are among the topics that will be explored using the latest round of Northern Territory History Grants funding. Minister for Arts and Museums said the annual $52,000 grants initiative helped individuals, societies and community organisations document the Territoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Territory has a colourful and fascinating history thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full of culture, hardships and quirky tales so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great we can use this funding to help share that with people for years to come,â&#x20AC;? he said. Fifteen grants were awarded and preference was given to applications that proposed to explore topics that have not been researched before or that proposed a new approach. Mr McCarthy said additional weight

was also given to NT based applicants to support and encourage historical research within the Territory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an important component of the Territory 2030 target to support research and innovation, and encourage participation in arts and cultural activities,â&#x20AC;? he said. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successful applicants included: Laura Rademaker - $2300 to research engagement with languages at Arnhem Land missions 1945-1975; Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory - $3000 to research Borroloola and Gulf District deaths (revised); Stuart Duncan- $3500 to research and map the location of Military Units based in the greater Darwin area during WWII and Frank Dunstan - $4000 to research A history of St John Ambulance in the Northern Territory.

Seniors Card for Territorians THE Northern Territoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seniors are set to receive details of thousands of dollars worth of savings when the latest Tourism, Leisure and General Business Directory makes its way to mailboxes across the NT, Minister for Senior Territorians, Rob Knight said recently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am sure our Seniors Card holders will be impressed with the 2012 directory which lists around 600 Territory business offering fantastic deals and discounts,â&#x20AC;? Mr Knight said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is fitting that we are launching this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directory at Ziko Illicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shop, Darwin Fish Market, which won the general business category of the 2011/12 Seniors Business of Excellence Awards.â&#x20AC;? Mr Illicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business features on the directoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover along with Flight Path Golf and Outdoor Recreation in Berrimah, which won the Seniors Card Tourism and Leisure Award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank all Territory businesses for supporting the directory and presenting offers to our 16,200 Seniors Card holders,â&#x20AC;? Mr Knight said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Seniors Card scheme is a partnership between the Northern Territory Government and the private sector, and the directory is a great example of these two parties working together.â&#x20AC;? The NT Seniors Card Scheme entitles Territorians aged 60 years and over to a range of benefits provided by government and local businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The scheme has an uptake of more than 70 per cent of eligible Territorians - something that entices so many businesses to take part and offer real savings,â&#x20AC;? Mr Knight said. He said the directory is being mailed out to NT Seniors Card members and could also be picked up at various public places, including libraries and council offices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope all our Seniors Card holders take advantage of the great discounts on offer and enjoy patronising these great Territory businesses throughout the coming twelve months,â&#x20AC;? Mr Knight said. For more information visit: http://

Causes of death for Australians

THE proportion of deaths from heart disease has decreased over the past decade, accounting for 15 per cent of all deaths in 2010, compared with 20 per cent in 2001, according to figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Heart disease includes angina, blocked arteries of the heart and heart attack. Circulatory diseases and neoplasms (of which 98 per cent were cancers) accounted for just over six in 10 deaths in 2010.

Seniors urged to have an adventure INNOVATIVE and adventurous activities will be given a high priority in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Month grants. Community groups and businesses were able to secure grants of up to $2000 each and the Minister for Senior Territorians, Rob Knight, urged them to come up with new and exciting activities for seniors to try during NT Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Month this August. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By offering these grants we want to encourage a wide range of events, giving Senior Territorians the opportunity to branch out be adventurous and connect with their community. The more interesting the activity the better,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rock climbing or the mental athletics of sudoku, a gym class or yoga, laughing sessions or computer classes, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like a bit of adventure for a healthy lifestyle, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never too late to learn.â&#x20AC;? Minister Knight explained that Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Month was about celebrating senior Territorians and their continuing contribution to family, friends, workplaces and communities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Northern Territory we really value our seniors. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we take the whole month of August to celebrate,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year we presented more than 50 grants for a variety of activities including history tours, a cruise, memoir writing, motorbike rides and an array of physical activity classes such as clay target shooting, archery and sailing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aiming for even more diversity this year giving seniors the chance to try something new and maybe even take up some of the activities in the long-term.â&#x20AC;? To provide the best opportunity for senior Territorians to try something new each activity to be awarded a grant must offer half of its places to people outside the group or organisation itself. Successful applications for grants will be chosen on how well they offer seniors new opportunities and long-term social benefits and celebrate their continuing contribution to the community.


Harmonious setting for national day NHULUNBUY High School celebrated Harmony Day recently and students got to experience a number of different cultures. The local Kapa Haka group gave a performance that rivaled any many had seen of Maori traditions.

They saw that there was much more to the Haka than the warriors fierce display so often seen at football matches as the group performed the traditional dances. Comment of ‘that is the best haka I have ever seen’ were heard among the students and

teachers. East Journey also gave a special lunchtime performance encouraging students to come along to their album launch. During the morning they rotated through a series of four activities. They learned about

Japan and how to make sushi and about Yolngu art creating a large mural. Dances from different cultures were also on the agenda and year 10 students ran sports. In the afternoon teams from the high school and Yirrkala merged to play some football. Staff also got into the spirit of the day and wore batiks made by students at their sister school in Indonesia.

Lynne Walker

Class 7A made banners for East Journey.

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: Phone: 08 8987 1711 Fax: 08 8987 2388

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Scholarships for remote students EVERY year The Cathedral School in Townsville offers a variety of scholarship opportunities and this year is no different. In 2007 a substantial sum of money was donated to the school by a pioneering family of the north. The money has been used to fund the education of selected students from rural and remote Northern Territory and Queensland whose families may be struggling financially. A spokesperson for the family said the EHSB scholarship, named in honour of the family group: Eyles-Hampe-Scholes-Buht, was a small way to help rural families who couldn’t afford to send their child to boarding school. One branch of the family was among the early settlers of Bowen and others were pioneers of the sugar industry while yet another branch moved west to enter the livestock industry. The spokesperson said he believed the educational options in the bush are already limited without the added burden of

financial hardship. “It’s really is a question of equity. Rural children don’t get as good a deal as city kids. Often rural and remote families would like to send their children to a quality boarding school but their financial circumstances don’t allow it,” the spokesperson said. The EHSB scholarship is awarded on academic merit and financial need and will cover all tuition and boarding fees for the successful candidate from Year 8 to 12. Applications for the means-tested scholarship are now open to students commencing Year 8 in 2013. This scholarships adds to the number of non means-tested scholarships and bursaries also offered by The Cathedral School. Enquiries regarding the EHSB, or other scholarships can be made to the Registrar, Mrs Toni Lanphier on 4722 2000 or by visiting the website

NT Heritage Grants The Territory Government is offering NT Heritage Grants to individuals and organisations working on SURMHFWVUHODWLQJWRDVLJQL¿FDQWKHULWDJHVLWHLQWKH Territory. Priority will be given to projects relating to declared heritage places under the Heritage Conservation Act 1991. For more information or to apply visit or phone 8999 5039. Applications close Monday, 30 April 2012.

High school students hospitable HOSPITALITY students from Nhulunbuy High School attended the 2012 Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic presentation night recently. The Year 10 and 11 students were assisting on the evening by clearing tables to help ensure

the smooth running of the event which saw 250 people fill the town hall. Events such as this give students practical experience towards their course. It can be hard to find avenues for them to fulfil that part of their

course in remote areas. The students were also at the Pacific Aluminium dinner a couple of weeks ago and they really appreciate the support they get from the community in getting the experience they need.

Providing an expert service in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury. Professional management of all general musculoskeletal and sporting injuries

Nhulunbuy High School Hospitality students Kirsty Mallard, Emily Hite, Sophie Clark, Erin Keely, Lauren Ritchie and Harry Walker.

Endeavour Medical Centre Physiotherapy Clinic

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Bill Whacked - Tanya Burke, Nita Howells and Ann-Marie Hillan.

Keeping it Reel - Jason Hynd, Jessica McCall, Lee Harbin, Trudy Aston and Marissa Priestley.

4 Play’s Devilrays - Jackie Knyvett, Melissa Mills and Elly Barrow.

No Tackle - Kate Fraser, Sophie Coleman, Judy Miegel and Natalie Atkinson.

Watpirriya - Dolyana Healy, Heather McGee, Emma Kennedy and Phillipa Dhagapan.

Eat Our Pixie Dust - Sharai Haddock and Kasi Sealey.

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Black Pearls - Brett Martin, Simon Burke, Agnes Doolah, Talitha Weldon, Cassandra Brownez, Nikki Darr and Frances Dargaville (Rodney Rynski - team member missing from photo)

AIRNORTH LADIES’ FISHING CLASSIC WITH 158 entries the 2012 Airnorth

made at the town hall in Nhulunbuy on

Ladies’ Fishing Classic was the largest

Saturday, March 24. There were some

ladies’ fishing competition in Australia.

interesting team names and team members

Presentations for the winners were


are listed from left to right in each photo.

The Bust Wenches - Alisha Chapman and Chantal Roker.

Fishalicious - Donny Caldwell, Angie Moyle, Kelly Thomson, Raewyn Huddy and Shannon Moyle.

Dirty Oars - Sarah Munnings, Nick Munnings, Jason Rosegarden, Andrea Crowley and Rachael Blundell.

Jamie Gordon, Jo Smith, Angie Morris and Nicole Stewart.

Shine Divine - Don, Rhoda, Denver and Denzel Shine.

Busy behind the bar were members of the surf club and Variety Queens -Troy Pickett, Rowdy McGrath, Kellie Francis, Peter (Duck) Mallard, Denise Marrable, Chris Putland and Kerry Asplin.

Angling Angels - Susan Stiff, Tegan Stiff, Michelle Benn and Tayla Benn.

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Clontarf cooks up a storm BY ROB CLEMENTS EVERY Thursday Clontarf middle year students at Yirrkala School gather in the home economics room to cook simple nutritious meals under the guidance of iron chefs, Hamish Simpson and Rob Clements. The focus of the class is to encourage healthy eating by teaching students basic cooking methods. All the ingredients utilised have to be readily accessible and must be obtainable from the local Yirrkala store. Cooking the nutritious meals students are being exposed to a world of different flavours. The by-products of learning a new dish are that students are becoming familiar with correct food and hygiene practices, how to put together a shopping list and, very importantly, how to budget for a meal. The second part of the very popular ‘Clontarf cooking class’ is the ‘Clontarf tucker troopie’. Here meals prepared by middle year students are divided up into takeaway containers and delivered to

elderly people within the community. Clontarf students are responsible for allocating, delivering, and sharing the meals they have prepared, with very appreciative elderly people within Yirrkala. Coined the Clontarf tucker troopie the initiative devised by students last year has been a great way for them to interact with family members who find it challenging to come up to the school and see what their grandsons are engaged in. All the recipients of the meals have been extremely appreciative and are pleased to see the positive progress the Clontarf boys are making at school and the engagement they are having throughout the community. If there are families or individuals in Nhulunbuy who know of someone in Nhulunbuy that would like to receive meals through the Clontarf tucker troopie, please contact academy director, Rob Clements on 0422 158 146. Photos by Rob Clements

Modatj Wunungmurra preparing a tasty pasty during the Clontarf cooking class.

Natahan Yunupingu and Rupu Maymuru brushing some butter over the pasties.

Clontarf students preparing pasties.

Syd Yunupingu delivers a hot meal to his Grandmother, Mutilna (2) Gananbarr.

Clontarf students sit down to a hearty meal after cooking corned beef and veggies.

Barrindi Ngurruwutthun delivers a hot meal to his mother, Godut Ngurruwutthun.

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Barrindi Ngurruwutthun practicing good table etiquette by using a knife and fork.

Gonybi Wanambi delivers a hot meal to his grandmother, Cindy Maymuru.


Garbage service needs to be used correctly ONE of the services that the Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (NCL) provides is residential rubbish collection in town. This includes South Nhulunbuy and the town flats. Unfortunately during some collections a number of bins cannot be emptied because they are overfilled. Rubbish collection is undertaken by the NCL’s contractor - Arnhem Land Pest Control. Each residence has one numbered 140-litre bin with a red lid allocated to that house. This is the bin that will be emptied on Tuesday and Friday mornings and residents are reminded to have their bins out on the kerb by 6am on these days as that is when collection starts. The bin should be placed close to the kerb with the wheels facing the house. Bins should be at least one metre away from power poles and at least half a metre from other bins in the vicinity. Once emptied, residents should take their bins back inside their yards and not leave them on the verge. Closed lid The rubbish truck cannot empty a bin if the lid is fully or partly open as this can damage the bin (the handles that connect the lid to the bin can break). The lid has to be closed properly as it also stops the rubbish from falling out when the robotic arm of the garbage truck picks it up. Therefore rubbish bins that are overfilled cannot be emptied. Very high winds can blow the lids open as well so it is a good idea to check if your bin’s lid is closed properly when it is out on the kerb. The driver of the truck uses his discretion to assess whether a bin can be safely picked up or not. Rubbish that is placed beside the bin will not be collected. Rubbish should be in manageable pieces inside the bin e.g. big cardboard boxes or Styrofoam is not forced into bins. The robotic arm of the garbage truck simply tips the bin over and gravity does the rest but if the rubbish is compacted into the bin it cannot fall out of the rubbish

bin and into the garbage truck. Bear in mind that while the rubbish might seem to fit inside the bin nicely the bins do get slightly compressed by the robotic arm which means that sometimes the rubbish cannot slide out of the bin. Reduce If your rubbish is more than the 280L that will be removed per week (two x 140L bins) residents are encouraged to seriously look at minimising the amount of waste that goes into their bin. If the rubbish is still too much residents can dump it at the rubbish tip for free. Please remember you are not allowed to dump car batteries, chemicals, oils or paint in your bin. The garbage trucks are equipped with CCTV cameras and in certain cases photographic evidence can be taken when necessary and action will be taken. Hygiene It is important to wrap your rubbish well before throwing it in the bin because unwrapped food scraps attract flies and result in unwanted smells especially in our tropical climate. You can also hang a suitable pesticide product inside the bin to help guard against maggots and flies. Bins should be hosed out regularly and cleaned with an antiseptic solution at least once a month. After cleaning it is a good idea to air the empty bin for at least 24 hours. The Corporation is currently reviewing the placement of bins in cul-de-sacs to improve the safety surrounding the collection of these bins. Residents will be given notice if any changes are made. Repair/replace Bins do suffer from wear and tear and if your bin needs new pins or a lid these can be sourced from the Corporation’s depot in Arnhem Road. Replacement bins can be ordered from the Nhulunbuy Corporation office situated upstairs from Westpac Bank in the town centre. If you have any other questions regarding residential garbage collection please contact Arnhem Land Pest Control on 0419 739 007.

business of the year awards

Car obstructing the way - garbage truck cannot reach the bin.

The correct way to put out bins - placed outside with wheels facing the house and not overfilled.

Rubbish bins that are overfilled cannot be collected.


The East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce held the Business of the Year Award at the Gove Country Golf Club on March 22.

Marites Saladaga, Kaye Fleming and Robyn Theedom at the awards night. Stephanie Stonier and Julie Beaumont. Elvis Bara, Kamal Wilson and Nesman from Aminjarrinja enterprises Aboriginal Corporation, winner of tthe Indigenous Business Award.

Ed and Rachel Verdel. Gove Aquatic Centre was the winner of the Healthy Living Award.

Klaus Helms and Frank Willsdon at the Business of the Year Awards.

Lyne Whitford, Tina Appleby and Bev Wenitong at the dinner.

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5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 Danoz Direct 12:30 Days Of Our Lives 1:30 Yamba’s Easter Adventure 2:00 Kitchen Whiz 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Toast Derivation” (PG s) - Sheldon struggles to cope when he realizes it’s actually Leonard who is the centre of their social group. 7:00 Friday Night Football: Wests Tigers Vs Brisbane Broncos - Wide World Of Sports presents Wests Tigers v Brisbane Broncos, live from Allianz Stadium, Sydney. Join your expert commentary team for all the live action, post match interviews and analysis. 9:15 Movie: “Body Of Lies” (AV v,l) 11:30 Movie: “Cold Sweat” (M v,d) - A man, his wife and their daughter are terrorized in their home by henchmen from the man’s military past. As his girl’s are held hostage Joe Martin must outwit the captors one by one if he hopes to get them out alive. 1:15 Movie: “Not Now, Comrade” (PG s) - The story of a famous Russian male ballet-dancer who defects to Britain, where chaos befalls to those who try to help him. 3:00 Danoz Direct / 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Vanity Fair” (PG s,v) 2:30 Easter Special: An Innocent Man 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Brax and VJ embark on a project together, John and Gina give their marriage another go and Ruby runs into the arms of a untrustworthy surfer. 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:00 TBA 10:50 That ‘70s Show: “You’re My Best Friend / Misfire” - Even though Hyde insists that he doesn’t want a bachelor party, the guys throw one for him anyway. Meanwhile, Jackie wants to have a girls’ night with Donna but is shocked to find out that Donna is friends with Sam. Red and Kitty are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary, and this makes Kelso think that it’s time for him to get married. 11:50 True Beauty 1:50 Stag 2:30 Infomercials 3:30 NBC Today

4:15 UEFA Europa League 8:40 World News 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Cork To Dublin 8:35 Titanic: The Mission: Hull 9:30 As It Happened: Bomber Boys 11:10 Movie: “The Unknown Woman” (MAV v,s,a,n) - In Italian. A young East European prostitute named Irena calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of an affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple’s trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter, Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. 1:20 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The African” (M d,v,a) - In Swedish. A Liberian man is found murdered on a train travelling from Ystad. Wallander and his team have no leads and are put out that Stockholm HQ has sent one of their men to head the investigation. As the inquiry unravels, it appears there is a political connection, which is why Stockholm wants to keep the case under wraps. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:00 Spicks And Specks 11:30 Catalyst 12:00 A Quiet Word... With Carrie Fisher 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Planet America 1:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 2:00 Football: SANFL 4:00 The Wonder Years: Swingers 4:25 QI: Invertebrates 4:55 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Comber Sands 5:40 Wild At Heart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: End Of The Line - A suspect’s DNA tests link him to an unnamed vagrant who was strangled to death on a tube train 15 years earlier. UCOS decides to reopen the case to determine his identity and find the killer. 8:30 Spooks: Harry finally discovers who is behind the recent attacks on the UK, but will confirming these suspicions come at too high a cost to himself and his team? 9:30 Strike Back: A compelling story of betrayal, glory, redemption and revenge played out through the interlinking lives of two former soldiers: military hero Hugh Collinson and discharged veteran John Porter. 10:15 Thorne: Scaredy Cat - Two women have been murdered near a train station, but in different ways. 11:20 Rage: Guest Programmer

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 8:30 Danoz Direct 9:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 South Aussie With Cosi 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:10 Movie: “Bewitched” (PG s,a,l) - Jack Wyatt, a famous actor is hoping to revive his career by playing Darrin Stephens in a film version of the TV classic Bewitched. When Jack sees Isabel, he knows she’d be his perfect on-screen wife Samantha Stephens, TV’s most loveable witch. Unbeknownst to him, she’s more than perfect for the part - Isabel is an actual witch! 9:20 Movie: “Playing For Charlie” (M l) - Explores the delicate relationship between a young mother and her teenage son after the recent death of his father. 11:20 Movie: “Dog Day Afternoon” (M l,v) - The true story, Academy Award winning film of a man who holds up a Brooklyn bank to raise money for his lover’s sex change operation, only to see his simple heist turn into a citywide incident. 1:40 Movie: “Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb” (M h,v) - The people involved with an archaeological expedition, which resulted in un-earthing an Egyptian Queen, are killed off by the Queen’s crawling, severed hand. 3:30 Danoz Direct / 5:00 Wesley Impact Summer Series

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 7:30 The Morning Show - Weekends 9:30 Children’s Programs 11:30 V8 Xtra 12:00 Motorsport 1:00 That ‘70s Show 1:30 Minute To Win It 2:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 2: Essendon Vs Port Adelaide 5:30 Seven News 6:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 2: Collingwood Vs Richmond 10:30 Maneaters: “Sharks” (PG) - Shark attacks off Australian coastal waters have rapidly increased in the past few years. Tonight, we hear from survivors of some of the most gruesome recent attacks and experts who investigated these chilling cases of unprovoked aggression. 11:30 Movie: “Butter” (AV v,l) - When a talented singer’s career takes off, she decides to change record companies - a decision that will change her life forever. 1:30 Auction Squad 2:30 Special: Across The Roof Of The World 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz: “5 Body Pains That Could Mean Cancer” Dr Oz reveals five body pains that could mean cancer. Dr Oz shares the top three signs of mid-life puberty. Plus, the tricks for beating the winter blues.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 A Season Of Opera 2:40 The Whirlwind Of Your Passion 2:50 David Bailey: Four Beats To The Bar And No Cheating 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 UCI Track Cycling World Championships 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Metro 8:30 RocKwiz: Kram & Elana Stone 9:15 Movie: “Broken Embraces” (M) - In Spanish And English. Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from fourteen years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie 11:40 Movie: “High Lane” (MAV v) - In French. A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a mountain trail that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than expected. As they realise that they are not alone, their adventure quickly becomes a fight for survival. 1:10 Movie: “Ashura” (MA s,v,h) - In Japanese. A fun and colourful fantasy about a retired demon hunter who unknowingly falls in love with the most powerful demon of them all. Now, for the sake of love, he must pick up his sword once again. 3:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Movie: “Pufnstuf” (G) 10:30 School Sprectacular 2011 11:30 Songs Of Praise: The Easter Story 12:10 The Queen’s Coronation: Behind Palace Doors 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 South Side Story: Armani Army 2:00 New Tricks: End Of The Line 3:00 Art Of Russia: Roads To Revolution 3:50 The Private Life Of An Easter Masterpiece: The Descent From The Cross 4:40 Sydney International Piano Competition: Konstantin Shamray: Wagner/Liszt And Chopin 5:00 Wonders Of The Universe: Destiny 6:00 Best Of Collectors 6:30 Compass: Love Never Dies 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide: The Wild Years 8:30 Waking The Dead: Soldarity: Part 1 9:25 Fry’s Planet Word: The Power And The Glory 10:25 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Murder In Montparnasse 11:20 Super Sleuths: Midsomer Murders - A documentary celebrating the television series, Midsomer Murders. 12:10 Celia 2:10 Waking The Dead: Soldarity: Part 1 - The murder of Falklands’ veteran-turned-peace activist Piers Kennedy, is under investigation when his corpse is uncovered in a Ministry of Defence tunnel. 2:45 Rage

5:30 Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wild World Of Sports 10:30 The Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Surfsport 1:00 Pyramid 1:30 Movie: “Cowboy” (PG a) 3:30 Sunday Football: Newcastle Knights Vs Parramatta Eels 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 The Mentalist: “Red Sky In The Morning” (M) - Patrick and Kristina’s first date ends abruptly when a murderer copying Red John’s MO strikes. When Kristina tries to contact the real Red John, her life and Patrick’s are threatened. 9:00 CSI: Miami: “On The Hook” (M) - When a fisherman narrowly escapes death, the CSIs have to dodge bullets to keep him alive and find out who’s after him. 10:00 CSI: Miami: “Happy Birthday” (M) - When a pregnant woman is assaulted, Horatio and the team fight for her and her baby’s life while tracking down her attacker. 11:00 The Apprentice: “The Money Shot” (PG l) 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 4:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Australia: Land Of 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz Parrots 10:30 Painting Australia 11:00 The Private Life Of An Easter 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat Masterpiece: The Descent From The Cross 12:00 Midday Report 5:30 National News 12:30 Fry’s Planet Word 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Monarch Of 6:00 A Current Affair The Glen 2:50 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Precious Fragmentation” (PG s) Edinburgh 6:50 Minuscule: High Voltage 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Pants Alternative” (PG s) 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Wheaton Recurrence” 7:30 7.30 8:00 Alcatraz 8:00 Australian Story 10:00 CSI: NY: “All In The Family” - CSI investigates the murder 8:30 Four Corners of a family court judge who has lots of enemies. Meanwhile, 9:20 Media Watch Danny’s neighbour Ricki steals his gun to go after Ollie. 9:35 Q & A 11:00 Super Rugby Extra Time 10:35 Lateline 12:00 Dark Blue: “Dead Flowers” (AV v) - Carter, Dean and Jaimie 11:10 Genius: Noddy Holder And Shappi Khorsandi go undercover to corner two drug-smuggling brothers who 11:40 Spooks: Harry has been framed as a traitor and is interrogated use a flower-import business as a cover for their activities. by MI5. Ros takes control of the Grid and discovers who the 1:00 Entertainment Tonight real mole is. 1:30 Danoz Direct 12:35 Wire In The Blood: Prayer Of The Bone - Eccentric clinical psychologist, Dr Tony Hill, is far away from home and he’s pit- 2:30 Newstyle Direct ted against the might of the US legal system, sweltering Texas 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News heat and bone-shaking rattlesnakes. 5:00 Today 2:05 Survival School / 3:00 Rage

5:30 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 6:00 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show Weekends 10:30 World’s Strictest Parents 11:30 Minute To Win It 12:30 Lab Rats 1:00 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed 2:00 Movie: “Step Up 2: The Streets” (PG v,l) 4:00 Great Migrations 5:00 Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Sunday Night 7:00 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 7:30 The Force - Behind The Line 8:00 Bones: “The Beginning In The End” (M) 9:00 Castle: “Law & Murder” (M) - During the high-profile trial of a murdered socialite, a juror suddenly tumbles out of the jury box dead. 10:00 Dual Suspects: “Murder In Modesto”(M v,d,a) 11:00 Forensic Investigators - Australia’s True Crimes 12:00 The Real Seachange 12:30 Auction Squad 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 Europa League Highlights 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 2012 FIM Superbike World Championships 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 Frohe Ostern! (Happy Easter!) 4:00 Kick: Get It While You Can 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece: Conrinth 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Lost Worlds: The Ghosts Of The Mary Rose - The Mary Rose sank to the bottom of the sea on 19 July 1545. Almost the entire crew of around 400 sailors and soldiers died. 8:30 Brave New World with Stephen Hawking: Biology - The experts unearth the amazing breakthroughs that are transforming the resilience and strength of the human body. 9:30 Paris - Roubaix 2012: The most prestigious single-day professional road cycling race, the Paris-Roubaix is known for its rough terrain and cobblestones, which make for a gruelling event. Beginning in Compiègne in northern France, the 258 km race has been dubbed the Hell of the North and follows a winding route to Roubaix. Hosted by David Basheer with guest analyst Henk Vogels. 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Children’s Programs 1:00 Footy Flashbacks 2:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 2: Geelong Vs Hawthorn 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Brax and VJ’s relationship puts Elijah on the outer. Harvey and Roo’s second ‘first date’ goes awry. John and Gina negotiate moving in again. 7:00 TBA 10:00 Special: WWII Lost Films: The Air War - Travel with five veterans on some of the most dangerous, deadly and visually stunning aerial missions of the war. See inside the U.S. Eighth Air Force as they take to the skies for an unsung story of bravery and sacrifice. See extraordinary archival footage in colour and high definition as we bring the historic fight for control of the skies to life, from the devastation of the Blitz in Britain to the final dogfights over Europe 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Stag 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Eurovision Song Contest Junior 2011 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 UCI Track Cycling World Championships 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Greased Lightning - The Mythbusters dive into hell’s kitchen to test a couple of potential kitchen catastrophes. Adam and Jamie investigate a newspaper story that claims a 30-foot-high fireball erupted when a person tried to put out a kitchen grease fire with a glass of water. 8:30 James May’s Man Lab 9:30 Shameless 10:30 South Park: The Early Years: Tom’s Rhinoplasty 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: The Six Dollar Fifty Man - Set in 1970s New Zealand, Andy is a gutsy 8-year-old boy who is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies 1:00 Living Black 1:30 Amnesty! When They Are All Free 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Deadly 60 10:30 Painting Australia 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Churchill’s Darkest Decision 2:50 River Stories 3:00 Childrem’s Programs 6:00 A Farmer’s Life For Me 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Country Town Rescue 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: A Murder is announced 10:05 Artscape: John Waters In Conversation With Virginia Trioli 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Hungry Beast: Upload 1:05 The Fallen Vampire: Bela Lugosi 1:55 A Farmers Life For Me: t’s the final. Jimmy Doherty must decide which of the two remaining couples will win their very own farm to manage for a year. Each couple must undergo a series of daunting farming challenges. 3:00 Football: VFL: Round 3 - Collingwood Vs North Ballarat

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Spaghetti Catalysis” (PG s) 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Plimpton Stimulation” (PG s) 7:30 Two Broke Girls: “And The Hoarder Culture” (PG s) 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “Slowly And In A Circular Motion” (M s) 8:30 Two And A Half Men: “A Possum On Chemo” (M s,d) 9:00 Top Gear 10:30 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A.: “Lido Di Manhattan Beach” (MA l) - Entrepreneur and owner, Lisa has no clue what it takes to run a restaurant. Chef Ramsay gives Lisa a lesson in cooking and calls in a couple of favours to get this restaurant back on track. 11:30 Men Of A Certain Age 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 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: “Love’s Unfolding Dream” (PG a) 1:30 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Brax distances himself from Leah and VJ. Heath and Liam fight. Liam discovers Eddie ripped of his lyrics. 7:00 TBA 10:00 Royal Pains: “A Little Art, A Little Science / A Farewell TO Barnes” - Evan asks Hank to help Paige’s mother with her depression. Jill has found a candidate to take over at Hamptons Heritage so she’ll so be free to go back to Uruguay. But does she still want to? Divya owns up to her mistake, but discovers that it will get back to Hank. Meanwhile, Evan stands up to Paige’s dad and loses his blessing to get married and Hank helps a party planner who appears to be having a panic attack. 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Music Box” (PG) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indian School: The New Boy 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Melissa George - Actress Melissa George knows something about her father’s side of the family, but there are a number of gaps in her mother’s ancestral story. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Prague” (MA s) - In Danish, English And Czech. Christoffer and Maja’s trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer’s deceased father, evolves into the story of a break-up. 12:45 Movie: “Almost Brothers” (MA l,s,v) - In Portuguese. A compassionate and engaging story about the contrasting destinies of two childhood friends, from different sides of the tracks, who are brought together by their parents’ love of music. A gritty, honest look at Brazil’s political history. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Deadly 60 10:30 Painting Ausralia 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 E2: Transport 2:00 They Came To Play 2:50 Chilrdren’s Programs 6:00 Restoration Home: Big House 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Woodley: The Wedding 8:30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 9:30 Agony Uncles 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable: Manipulation 12:00 Moving Wallpaper 12:25 Movie: “Stepping Out” (PG) - A tap-dance teacher attempts to prepare a class of amateurs for a charity performance. 2:10 Big Ideas: The Sampler: Peter Kareiva - The Nature Of Conservancy 2:25 Macumba: Outside Looking In - John Macumba was born with cerebral palsy in the remote central desert of the Pitjantjatjara lands. In this documentary John journeys back to his homelands and allows us to see his life. 3:00 Football: SANFL: Round 3 - Norwood Vs Eagles

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Staircase Implementation” (PG s) 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Lunar Excitation” (PG s) 7:30 Mike And Molly: “Carl Meets A Lady” (PG s,l) 8:00 TBA 9:00 Unforgettable: Carrie’s Caller” (M v) - A serial killer with knowledge of Carrie’s memory skills taunts her and the police department, as his list of victims grows. 10:00 CSI: NY: “Playing With Matches” (M) - A badly burned corpse turns out to belong to an underground street luge racer, meanwhile the DNA of a man already in prison is found on a dead body. 11:00 Weeds: “Go” (MA d,l) 11:30 Eclipse 12:00 Dark Blue: “Personal Effects” (M v) 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning 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: “Stuck In The Suburbs” (G) 1:30 Dr Oz 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - April sees Casey and Henri kissing Colleen encourages Dex to get back together with April. Irene and Eddie part ways. 7:00 TBA 9:00 The Amazing Race 10:00 Special: Words Of The Titanic - Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful voyage, voices from that infamous journey are brought back to life in this special program. Famous faces join with relatives of survivors to read the words of original letters, diaries and memoirs in this powerful landmark documentary. 11:00 The Marriage Ref 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Stag 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 9:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: In Search Of The Giant Snake 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Africa: Cape Coast: Where Worlds Collide 8:30 Toughest Place To Be A... Train Driver 9:35 Civilisation: Is The West History? Science - In this episode, Ferguson look into why it was that the Islamic world failed to participate in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. He also questions whether the West will be able to maintain its scientific lead in the future. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “The King Of Escape” (MA s,n) - In French. Armand, who sells farm machines in the country, is a popular middleaged gay man. Just as he is getting fed up with life, he falls in love with Curlie, a young woman trying to escape her repressive parents. Together they embark on a getaway that sees them pursued by the angry townsfolk. 12:45 Movie: “Changing Times” (M l,a,s) 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 One Plus One 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Choir Of Hard Knocks Opera House Special 11:55 Movie: “Jesus Christ Superstar” (PG) 1:40 Songs Of Praise: Musicals 2:10 Monarch Of The Glen 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Creuse 6:50 Minuscule: Spiders From The Depths 7:00 ABC News 7:30 QI: Geography 8:00 QI: Invertebrates - This episode is all about insects and other ‘Invertebrates’. Joining QI master Stephen Fry are panellists Alan Davies, Jimmy Carr, Johnny Vegas and Sarah Millican. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Murder In Montparnasse - Phryne’s memories of her early days in Paris and her first love come crashing into the present as she investigates the disappearance of Madame Sarcelle - an artist’s wife. 9:30 The Shadow Line: Bede reluctantly finds himself in the driving seat of the drugs cartel. Gabriel goes against his superior’s instructions and continues to investigate the Wratten murder. 10:30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight: A Adam Hills returns to Gordon Street in a unique take on the traditional tonight show - with monologue, interviews and top musical acts, plus spontaneous and unpredictable interactions with the studio audience. 11:30 Rage


SBS 4:00 UEFA Champions League 8:30 Weatherwatch Overnight 8:40 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 8:00 How To Cook Like Heston: Eggs 8:30 Two Greedy Italians: Poor Man’s Food - Chefs Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo tour Campania, where they learn how poverty in the area created Italy’s best-loved dishes and made the region rich. 9:35 24 Hours In Emergency 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 The Fixer 1:00 Movie: “Godzilla: Final Wars” (M v,l) - Evil space aliens called Xilians unleash all the Earth’s monsters to lay waste to most of the world’s major cities, including Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Shanghai and Paris. It is up to Godzilla and the Earth Defence Force to vanquish the monsters and aliens in order to rescue the world in the ultimate battle. 3:15 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Love Is A Four Letter Word” (PG a) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 Guide To The Good Life 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home & Away: Brax is thrust back into Leah’s life. Roo and Marilyn attempt an intervention to encourage John John to be a better housemate. Meanwhile, VJ gets into trouble with the Police. 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 2: Brisbane Vs Carlton 10:30 Daredevils: “The Ice Man” - Dutch daredevil Wim Hof is planning to run a full 26-mile marathon 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, clad only in shorts and open sandals. His preparations in Amsterdam include taking midnight dunks in freezing canals and meditating in a meat freezer. 11:30 My Big Friggin Wedding 12:35 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News


IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Hi-5 3:30 Kitchen Whiz 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Cohabitation Formulation” (PG s) As Wolowitz contemplates taking things with Bernadette to the next level, Leonard rekindles his relationship with Raj’s sister. 7:00 RBT 8:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9:00 The NRL Footy Show: A mix of footy and fun as we take you inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 11:45 David Hasselhoff Roast 12:45 Wesley Impact 1:45 Nine Presents 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today


ABC 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 9:55 Childrens Programs 11:00 Restoration Home 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Titus: The Gorilla King 2:50 The Cook And The Chef 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 River Cottage: Summer’s Here 6:50 Minuscule: At Full Speed 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Australia On Trial: The Mount Rennie Outrage 9:30 Recipe For Murder 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:25 Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘n’ Roll: The 60s Revealed 12:15 The Jonathan Ross Show: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lewis Hamilton, Adele 1:00 The Clinic 1:55 River Cottage: Summer’s Here - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall champions a favourite vegetable - the pea. His campaign to help people find local land to grow food on has taken off. He heads to a farmers market to put welfare-friendly veal to the public vote. 3:00 Football: WAFL

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Your Lucky

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

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

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A few negative comments this week may sap your confidence for a while. You need to take the remarks in context, however, and not overreact. Romance. A person whom you have known for some time may still be interested in you. They will do their best to pretend not to be interested, but their actions will give them away.


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

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

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


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

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


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

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


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

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

– Buddha

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


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

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

You will be feeling positive throughout the week after a recent tough time. You are correct in feeling that you deserve your good luck and you should take everything that comes your way. Romance. Your partner will be in a different frame of mind than you and may not be telling you everything that you need to know. Be wary and don’t let them drag you down.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) This is a very delicate time for many people around you so be careful. A difficult aspect to Mars could make you quite tense at times, and there is a risk that you could fly off the handle. Romance. There will be indecision in your personal life at the moment. Take a step back from any big decisions.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Monetary matters will be at the forefront of your mind for a while. A vivid dream may leave you wondering what is going to come next and a little pensive. Romance. Your partner may find themselves in financial troubles at the moment. This does necessarily lead to a bleak future but you may need to help them out.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A small change to your daily routine will help to reduce the amount of stress. At first you will find it difficult to adapt to the new regime. Romance. A chance meeting could bring an old friend back into your life after a long period apart. This person will have changed a lot since you last saw them, so it will be hard to get your relationship back to the same level it was at before.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) This period will be a very good time for you professionally as a powerful aspect to Jupiter will have luck following you around. Go for that ideal job. Romance. Now will be the time to broach any awkward feelings that you have had with your partner. You will find yourself calm and open to any suggestions.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A powerful aspect to Mars around the middle of the week will help you to push through with a new project. You may be a little too aggressive at times, however, and must accept that other people want to do things at a slower pace. Romance. Don’t change a decision once you have made it. Your partner needs to have some clarity and direction from you at the moment.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Make sure that you return a call from a friend. This person is eager to talk to you and will be upset if they don’t get a reply soon. Romance. You have had a busy time with your career recently and other aspects of your life need to take centre stage for a while before they are neglected any more.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Everything is in place for you to broaden your horizons and enhance your skills or experience. This could be in the form of a major shift in career, a change location, or a trip overseas. Romance. You will feel happy that you are unburdened by any serious romance at the moment, leaving you to pursue other interests. Be sure not to ignore any new advances, however.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A friend who lets you down at the last minute may have reasons which sound convincing. Nevertheless, you should be firm with this person and make it clear that this behaviour is not acceptable. Romance. Socialise with an open mind this month as romantic interest will come from a surprising source. Your relationship with this person is going to grow substantially.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A difficult aspect to Uranus this month will be very disruptive to any plans that you set in place at the turn of the year. Ride it out and when things even out you will be able to see more clearly. Romance. A friend who understands your partner very well will be able to give you some advice. Listen very carefully to what they have to say.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) At times you may get a little frustrated with your day-to-day work. You will not be the only one at work who feels this way and you may find yourself a little tense. Romance. This promises to be an exciting week for you romantically. You will have a lot of pent up energy and you have to make sure not to create too many bad first impressions.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

The last few weeks flew by and you will find yourself prone to wondering where the time is going. It is time for a change of scenery. Romance. You will be in a very romantic and nostalgic mood this week. Be sure to share all of your feelings.

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Gove Netball Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDING Closing 11 Apr 2012 T12-1133 - East Arnhem Region - Nhulunbuy - Gove District Hospital - Ward 1 - Nurse Station Upgrade - Inspection on 21/03/2012 at 10:00. CIVIL

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Skills weekend for touch football By BEC THOMSON THE warm weather didn’t keep the enthusiastic touch footy players at home over the weekend of March 24 and 25 with the Gove Touch Football committee hosting a skills development weekend at Hindle Oval. The fabulous Bowie (Steve Bow) from TFNT travelled across from Darwin to host a juniors’ session on Saturday and a seniors session on Sunday. Around 25 juniors took the field on Saturday learning, passing and catching, rucking skills, scooting as acting half, sliding and commu-

nication in defence and concluded with a game of touch football and lunch at the pool. Aged between five and 14 with the girls slightly out numbering the boys all participants had a great morning and learnt new skills to improve their game. Sunday’s senior session bought a few sore heads from the ladies fishing comp. presentation the night before but none the less nearly 20 players raced in some basic drills, line defence skills and played a short game before retiring to the bar for a barbecue lunch. The weekend was a great success and the committee would

like to thank all players for their attendance. The weekend was a great way to spark some interest for our junior comp. which is starting on Monday April 16 after the Easter break. Any parents wishing to assist with our juniors are invited to meet at Hindle Oval on Monday April 2. It was also a good training run for our teams travelling to Darwin for the NT Titles over the May Day long weekend. This year Gove Touch is nominating an Open Women’s Team as well as a Mixed Over 35’s Team. The Gove Touch Football Com-

mittee will be hosting another skills session in the not to distance future so please keep an eye out for more details. The sessions are free and cater for all skill levels. Touch Football is played every Monday night with games starting at 7.10pm and 8pm so throw your boots on and get down to Hindle oval for a run. Teams are always looking for players. The Gove Touch Football committee will again be hosting the Dave Langridge Memorial Round Robin for a third year over the July 14 and 15 weekend to honour the memory of this wonderful man so start getting your teams together.

Course altered due to lighter winds BY NEAL (NOTCH) BAULCH

CLASSIFIEDS Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited

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


WITH a beautiful blue sky and the wind exhibiting characteristics of three on the Beaufort scale, everything was looking great for race five of the John Bedwell blue water series. No sign of the club mascot. Six boats signed on with around a dozen crew people turning up to take on the course that was set and altered for the previous race due to lighter winds. This time it was to take us through the gap between Drimmie Head and Strath Islet. There were a number of different tactics displayed for this leg and maybe those that thought about it took the tide into account and therefore a route that lessened its impact. After rounding five fathom for the second time, Hobie 18 decided to forego the rest of the race and head back to the club. (Someone had to fire up the barbie) It was when they rounded five fathom they heard something break, only to discover that their shroud adjuster had partly broken. As luck would have it, it happened to be on the leeward side which enabled them on their present tack to

head in without assistance. Rod worked hard on Magic as not only did he once again take out the majority of the extra crew, but worked the sails and manned the helm to take out line honours. Well done. At least I hope the crew waited his drinks. Since Hobie 18 retired, Zak and Trakka on Wolley made an early tack and led the way through the gap of Strath Islet only to be beaten across the line by one minute. Always a challenge extended by these two crafty sailors. Sauvignon was the envy of the fleet as Kerry and crew sailed her amongst the multi-hulls with embarrassing results for Sans Souci. He managed to lead her all the way to the finish line after passing her just

after the start line and cross the finish line six minutes in front and only ten minutes behind the lead boat. This superb piece of sailing was reflected in the finishing places as Sauvignon took out first place on corrected time. Lee and crew on board Waitere also sailed well crossing the line only eighteen minutes behind line honours Magic and taking out second place on corrected time. Well done boys. There is a four week break before the sixth and final race of the John Bedwell blue water series which will be held on Sunday April 22. Thanks again to our sponsors John Bedwell Management Pty Ltd. Hope to see a great turnout for the last one, see you then.

ROUND 6 of Gove Volleyball was played on March 27. Meet the Blocker defeated Congo, 2-0; best players Akiyo, Janene, Stewart and Matt. Russia defeated Energisers, 3-0; best players Marissa, Sally, Jason and Jamie. To Kill a Blocking Nerd defeated Techo Tigers, 3-0; best players April, Lauram Stephane amd Dave. The Wilsons defeated Rubber

Ducks, 3-0; best players Jess, Coreena, Paul and Steve. Court Jesters defeated Bill Whacked, 3-0; best players Alma, Kylee, Dale and Geoff. Reach Out defeated Ballz Up, 3-0. Hi N Ezy defeated Caustic Jocks, 2-1; best players Jess, Namita, Rodney and Peter. Fred Who? defeated One Hit Wonders, 2-1; best players Karina, Faith, Patrick and Troy.

Mad Hatters defeated YSOSRS, 2-1; best players Leanne, Emali, Andrew and Dean. Drink Spikers defeated Spike in the Trend, 3-0; best players Emma, Bree, Daryl and Russel. Set to Kill drew with Net Assets, 1-1; best players Leylah, Erin, Arnell and Nathan. Indecision defeated Besties, 2-1; best players Angie, Jo, Darren and Rob.

GARBAGE COLLECTION OVER EASTER Volleyball round six results Garbage Collection over the Easter Weekend will be: Thursday, April 5, 2012 instead of Friday, April 6, 2012. As per normal on Tuesday, 10 April 2012. Your bin must be out before 6am as this is when collection starts. Dr Ross Theedom TOWN ADMINISTRATOR 20 – Arafura Times

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Marathon try-outs at Ramingining THE remote East Arnhem community of Ramingining again proved to be one of the Northern Territory’s most promising Indigenous communities following the 2012 Indigenous Marathon project try-outs. What the community lacked in size was made up in sheer enthusiasm with eight men and four women testing their strength and fitness in extremely tough conditions. Rob de Castella alongside coach Tim Rowe and project officer Nadine Hunt put the runners through their paces over the five and three kilometre courses and were extremely pleased with what they saw. “All of the runners that we saw in Ramingining showed absolute guts and determination especially considering the extremely

hot conditions,” Mr de Castella said. “They are sending a powerful message to Indigenous Australia and reinforcing our slogan; if you can run a marathon, you can do anything.” It wasn’t only the runners that were involved in the day with dozens of family and community members lining the town’s local oval to support runners. The day culminated in a community fun run with participants taking part in a two kilometre run through the town centre and receiving medals for their efforts. Thanks must go to the East Arnhem Shire Council for all their support and for the entire community for making the day such a success. The 2012 Marathon Project squad will be finalised in coming days.

Athletes who took part in the try-outs.

Robert de Castella at Raminging looking for athletes to take part in the Indigenous Marathon Project.

Robert de Castella with the athletes.

Residents came out to encourage the athletes.

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

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

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E:

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

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

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

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

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

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

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

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

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

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gove 8 Ball Contact: Adam White P: 0438 809 620 Gove Astronomy Club Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

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

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

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

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

RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

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

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

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

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

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

Time 0539 1233 1914

Thu 5 Ht 2.76 1.01 2.60

Time 0059 0658 1335 2000

Fri 6 Ht 1.42 2.88 0.92 2.80

Time 0201 0807 1429 2040

Ht 1.17 3.05 0.86 3.00

Sat 7


Time 0253 0902 1518 2119

Ht 0.91 3.18 0.84 3.18

Sun 8 Time 0340 0952 1604 2157

Mon 9 Ht 0.68 3.25 0.87 3.31

Time 0425 1039 1647 2235

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

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



Time 0508 1124 1729 2315

W/E Mar 25 W/E Mar 25 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


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

Monday 19/03




Tuesday 20/03







Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

Wednesday 21/03







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 22/03







Friday 23/03







Saturday 24/03












5658 21300




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

Sunday 25/03

Ht 0.41 3.16 1.03 3.42

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

3264 21502


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

Tue 10 Ht 0.50 3.24 0.93 3.40

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

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

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 4

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

Church services

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



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

Weather details o


Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 26 32.1 22.3 NIL Tuesday 27 31.3 23.1 NIL Wednesday 28 31.9 23.5 1.2 Thursday 29 31.5 23.7 20.0 Friday 30 31.6 21.7 NIL Saturday 31 32.1 22.2 NIL Sunday 1 32.2 22.2 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 0.0 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Mar. 26 to Sunday, Apr. 1

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1013.4 hPa on Sunday Min: 1007.1 hPa on Monday Averages for the month April Max temp: 30.9 Min temp: 23.2 Rainfall: 229.7mm

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East Arafura Sports Awards kicks off . . . THE East Arnhem Sports Awards are underway and each week the Arafura Times and Gove FM will be highlighting weekly nominations. The categories are for senior and junior sportspersons, volunteers and teams as well as an encouragement

award. The nominations will be published in the Arafura Times and we will feature at least one nomination in each category every week. All those nominated will be eligible for a monthly selection with the

monthly winners being eligible for the annual award. The gala presentation will be on at the town hall on October 27 and it is envisioned an honour board will be started to permanently note the annual winners.

In the initial stages of the selection process residents are being asked for ideas on possible past or present sports men or women who could be acknowledged by having a medal named in their honour. Sports clubs and schools are all

being encouraged to take part by nominating members for all the categories. Nominations should include name, contact details (not for publication) age, sport, achievements and goals. Please email your nominations to

. . . And the first nominations are:

Paul Ngamoki.

Aeden Bryce.


ABOVE: Aeden Bryce. BELOW: Julian Aitchison.

Thomas Gunn. East Arnhem Rugby Union Captain of the Hottest 7’s team in 2011 that won the Bowl championship in Darwin. Captained the Singapore 7’s team in Singapore 2011 that got into the semi finals against national teams. Played in the Yolgnu team that travelled to Coffs Harbour for the 2011 and 2012 Ella 7s Rugby and was instrumental in helping the team to the Semi finals in both years. Played in the winning team for the 15a-side inaugural game against the combination Jabiru and Katherine team who visited in 2011 (EARU won by 4 try’s). Played in club league competition in Darwin and travelled several times to Darwin to attend games.

Junior Sportsperson: Rhys Mulholland, 18. East Arnhem Rugby Union Indigenous NT and NT U18’s rep. selection in 2011, played in the winning Bowl champions team (EARU) in the Hottest 7’s Rugby in Darwin 2011, played in the U18’s, 2011 Reigning Nth Qld 7’s Rugby champions, reigning U18’s NT 7’s rugby champions and

U18, 15-A-Side team runner-up 2011 TIO NT Championships. Played in Club League competition in Darwin and travelled several times to Darwin to attend games. Played in the Yolgnu team that travelled to Coffs harbour for the 2012 Ella 7s Rugby. Played in the winning team for the 15-A-Side inaugural game against the combination Jabiru and Katherine team who visited in 2011 (EARU won by 4 try’s). Richard Ofa, 18. East Arnhem Rugby Union, played in the U18’s, 2011 reigning Nth Qld 7’s Rugby champions, reigning U18’s NT 7’s rugby champions and U18, 15-A-Side team runnerup 2011 TIO NT Championships. Represented in U18 Rep Rugby League in North Qld, 2011 and 2012. Current member of the Pride Nth Qld team. Kalkani Pehi, 14. East Arnhem Rugby Union, Indigenous NT and NT U14’s Rep selection in 2011 and played in the winning U14’s 15-A-Side team for the 2011 TIO NT Championships.

Team: East Arnhem Rugby Union U16’s and

U18’s 2011 Reigning Nth Qld 7’s champions, reigning U18’s NT 7’s Rugby champions and U18 (NT Country) runner-up TIO NT Championships in 2011 and U16s (NT Country) were undefeated champions in the TIO NT Championships in 2011

Volunteer: Paul Ngamoki for his untiring commitment to the EARU and Indigenous rugby over 15 years

Encouragement Award: Julian Aitchison, 20. Union, Played in the Hottest 7’s team in 2011 that won the Bowl championship in Darwin. Played the Singapore 7’s team in Singapore that got into the semi finals against National teams 2011. Aeden Bryce, 17. East Arnhem Rugby Union, U18’s, 2011 Reigning Nth Qld 7’s champions, reigning U18’s NT 7’s rugby champions and U18 (NT Country) runner-up TIO NT Championships in 2011. Aeden’s dedication to training and commitment goes well and truly above and beyond.

Tipping Competition

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ROUND 1 RESULTS (Home team listed first) 5.7.37

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Total Score Total Margin 8 31 7 32 7 35 6 3 6 3 6 11 6 11 6 12 6 13 6 16

DRAW ROUND 2 (April 5 – 9, home team first)

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

Swans Crows Eagles Carlton Lions Hawks Power Dockers Bombers

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


Kangaroos Cats Saints Magpies Demons Tigers Bulldogs Suns GWS Giants

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

Thursday, April 5 Saturday, April 7

Sunday, April 8 Monday, April 9

Lions Bombers Swans Eagles Magpies Crows Kangaroos Saints Cats

Carlton Power Dockers Demons Tigers Bulldogs GWS Giants Suns Hawks

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

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

Sports reports deadline is 10.30am, Monday prior to publication

Donna-Marie is top NT sports volunteer PHOTOS courtesy of NT Style Studios A GOVE woman won the NT Sports Award for Volunteer of the Year held in Darwin recently. Donna-Marie Grieves returned home from Darwin last week with her trophy in hand. Ms Grieves was nominated for the award by The Gove Squash Club but the award recognised her involvement in many other sports as well. Not only is she president of the squash club she is also president of the Nhulunbuy BMX Club. Ms Grieves is heavily involved in the tennis club, coaches U10 soccer, is the junior coordinator of netball, and involved in touch football and softball. “I was asked to attend the awards as one of the three finalist in the volunteer section. When I heard what the other two nominees had done I thought one of them would win it for sure. “I didn’t write an acceptance speech as I really didn’t think I had a chance.

“I couldn’t hold the trophy as I tore a ligament in my shoulder when I was playing touch a few days earlier.” She said Stephen Bradbury, Olympic ice-skater and winner of Australia’s first Winter Olympic gold medal, was the guest speaker at the award and was very motivating. Member for Nhulunbuy Lyn Walker said volunteers are the backbone of our club’s and organisations. “It’s important that people like Donna-Marie are given due recognition for the contribution they make,” she said. “To have that recognition at Territory level is a real credit to her. “Her contribution to sport has been outstanding over many years as a competitor, coach and organiser through sports such as squash, tennis, netball, soccer, little athletics and BMX. “Somehow she manages to do all this while raising four children and assisting her husband with a business.”

Local lifesavers compete at Aust. titles on the Gold Coast

Donna-Marie with Stephen Bradbury. Donna-Marie celebrating as the N.T. top sports colunteer.

Team (frion left): Scott Whelan, Emma Putland, Maddies Barnett, Harry Parkinson, Mitch Putland and Alan Cross. BY MARJO HALLOWELL THE Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club competed in the Australian SLSC Championships held on the Gold Coast last week. Scott Whelan, Emma Putland, Maddie Barnett, Harry Parkinson, Mitch Putland and Alan Cross were able to compete in the teams event thanks to the generosity of Rainbow Bay SLSC who lent the Gove club the gear they needed to compete as all theirs had been lost in the fire

earlier this year. The patrol competition was over a number of hours as teams were given a number of scenarios to deal with including dealing with stingers and board rescues as well as a run-swim-run section. The Gove team, managed by Grant Barnett, came seventh overall. Alan Cross competed in the Masters’ Championship Lifesaver and came seventh. The competition including run, swim, board and tube sections was for the over 35’s.

The events were held at Broadbeach and Kurruwa. Some of the week’s event were cancelled because of high seas and on Wednesday a Sunshine Coast teenager disappeared during a board competition. The championships were marred by the death of 14-year-old Matthew Bradley whose body was recovered at the northern end of Kurrawa Beach at 9.30am on Thursday morning. The rest of the competition was moved to Kirra.

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