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Arafura Times

$2 ‒ EDITION 857, 5 - 11 October 2011


Gove ... Australia’s boat captial? By MARJO HALLOWELL

The Piddick family, Kylee, Dale, Tiannah, 7, and Shanae, 10, just returned home from a weekend at the Gove Sports Fishing and Diving Charters retreat on Wigram Island. Photo: MARJO HALLOWELL

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accident in the harbour earlier this year where his passenger was seriously injured. “We want people to enjoy being out on the water but we also need for them to be safe.”

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be licensed or have their boats registered in the Territory they must comply with minimum safety requirements,” he said. “A man is facing serious charges for a boating


Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said it was imperative that people complied with the safety requirements. “Even though boat owners do not need to


SURROUNDED by the sea it is little wonder that Nhulunbuy probably has the highest number of boats per capita in Australia. A recent count recorded 754 boats visible from the street and included the empty trailer count at the boat ramps. It doesn’t include the boats that are in sheds or in backyards. This is indicative of the fishing culture that abounds in Gove, especially when you consider there are only 1,400 homes. That means it is highly unlikely that you or your neighbour does not own a boat. One boat for every two houses must be a record for a town in Australia though it is hard to get accurate figures on this as in the NT it is not necessary to register your boat, nor is it necessary to have a boat license as it is in every other state in Australia. It is, however, mandatory the boat owners carry the suitable boat safety equipment. The local Police carry out regular checks to ensure boats out on the water are complying with these regulations. All the information about what safety equipment is required on boats is obtainable from the Police Station or the Nhulunbuy Recreational Sport Fishing Club or online. Not only is it a legal requirement it is also imperative in case of any emergency so that rescue services can locate anyone out on the water should they experience difficulties. A chart shows requirements for the size of the boat. Under five metres boats must carry a life jacket for each occupant, a waterproof torch, at least one litre of water for each occupant, two red flares, two orange smoke signals, an anchor, oars, and a bailer. If venturing more than two nautical miles from shore an EPIRB is also required. For boats five to 10 metres at the above are required as well as a compass, bilge pump, fire extinguisher, charts of the area, v-sheet and an EPIRB. Radios should be tuned to Channel 16 in the Darwin to Gove area. These are minimum safety requirements and Nhulunbuy Police are checking to ensure the safety of those on the water by regularly checking boats. They have the use of the boat from Gapuwijak and as well as safety checks they are also checking catch limits.


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Lucky escape for driver as fuel truck rolls over About 20,000 litres of deisel was lost when the fuel tuck rolled near Borroloola last Thursday. Photos supplied by NT Police.

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In 2011 the theme for NAIDOC is “Change: the next step is ours” In celebration of all things Indigenous in the East Arnhem Shire Region, a NAIDOC dinner has been organised for:

Saturday, October 8, 2011 6:30pm for a 7pm Start Nhulunbuy Town Hall Tickets will be available from Reception, East Arnhem Shire Office, Nhulunbuy Tickets cost $40 per person with only 200 available Come and celebrate with upcoming local band ‘East Journey’ their debut album ‘Guwak’ due for public release February 2012

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INVESTIGATIONS and a major clean up operation continued last Friday after a road train rolled on the Carpentaria Highway, 120km east of the Stuart Highway, on Thursday. The truck was carrying 52,000 litres of diesel fuel from Darwin to the Macarthur River Mine when the rollover occurred. Initial investigations indicate the last two trailers of the truck rolled after they travelled onto the verge of the road shortly after 9.40am. As a result of the crash, approximately 20,000 litres of diesel fuel was lost from the tanks. The 55-year-old male driver was not injured in the rollover. Police and Fire Emergency Response Group members from Borroloola attended the scene and investigations are continuing and NT WorkSafe has been advised of the incident. The truck company involved have provided a recovery team to the site.

Locals take out top prizes at the Deadly’s THE Deadly Awards were announced in Sydney last week and three local winners took out four of the top honours. Gurrumul Yunupingu from Elcho Island took out the Male Artist of the Year and the Album of the year was his recently released Rrakala. He was not in Sydney for the presentation but recieved his award by video link. Yirrkala born Kathy Marika who has been working in Sydney as Bangarra’s cultural consultant took out the award for Dancer of the Year. Aboriginal Mental Health Worker on Groote Eylandt, Muriel Jaragba, who has been at the forefront of Aboriginal mental health for well over a decade took out the top award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker of the Year Award. From the opening strains of NT Shellie Morris’ singing Yarrbanthalu in language and backed by the Yanyuwa Singers and the Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir, audiences knew the 17th Deadly Awards at the Sydney Opera House last Tuesday night promised something spectacular. The high moments kept on resonating for the sold out awards’ night as Gurrumul Yunupingu picked up his two awards while songstress Jessica Mauboy took out the coveted Female Artist of the Year Award. Mad Bastards was the standout Film of the Year, against a strong line-up. Hip-hop group Last Kinection was named Band of the Year and won Single Release of the Year. Up and coming talents from the NT, Iwantja Band, went home with Most Promising

New Talent in Music. Sportsmen and women, actors, dancers, writers, health workers, educators and broadcasters were among other Deadly recipients. Deadly’s Executive Producer/Artistic Director Gavin Jones described the awards as the best yet. “What a night at the Sydney Opera House as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people got behind their Deadly Award winners, through record voting and firmly endorsing their heroes,” Mr Jones said. “The Deadlys go from strength to strength each year. We have strong finalists and winners to showcase, some of Indigenous Australia’s best talent to grace the Opera House stage and the overwhelming support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the wider Australian public as ingredients that produce a very successful national awards night. “It is an honour for Vibe Australia to produce the Deadlys and bring that special magic that is the Deadlys forward for all to enjoy.” The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards, the Deadly’s recognise the achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their contribution to their communities and to wider Australia.” The Ella Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sport went to Evonne Goolagong Cawley and the Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Music went to Col Hardy.


A time for Police to be remembered By MARJO HALLOWELL ACROSS the nation Police officers remembered their fallen comrades and in Gove they also held their first such commemoration service. Attended by representatives of other emergency and community organisations they all gathered outside the Nhulunbuy Police station last Thursday. The first National Police Remembrance Day for Police in Australia was held on September 29, 1989. The seed for the day to remember fallen officers was sown at the Australasian Police Commissioners conference the previous year. The day was to encourage Police officers and their families to honour the memory of comrades who have given up their lives in service to their communities and focus public attention on the men and women of the Police Forces throughout Australia whose responsibility it is to ensure peace and good order and the difficulties they face in bearing that responsibility. September 29 was chosen as it is St Michael’s Day - the patron saint of Police officers. S e n i o r S e rg e a n t B r e n d a n Muldoon welcomed all who had gathered. Superintendent Danny Bacon offered a prayer and local officers took part in the proceedings. A single red rose way laid in memory of the two police officers who had died in Australia in the last 12 months. They were Sergeant Daniel Stiller who died on December 1 after his motorbike was hit by a truck at Mt Larkham and Detective Senior Constable Damian

Leeding who died as a result of injuries sustained from being shot on May 29 when attending an armed robbery on the Gold Coast. Both were members of the



Two single red roses laid at the service.

Queensland Police Force. Father Barry Hanson said police officers had to display self control and patience. Continues page 11 >>

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Jade McLean winner of the business section of Worldskills at Nhulunbuy High School.

Austin Boyd, winner in the engineering section concentrates on his plans. For more photos from the World Skills programme see page 10 >>

WORLDSKILLS were being tested at Nhulunbuy High School last week as 11 students worked on their assignments as part of the Territory wide competition. Engineering and business skills were being tested with five students working on their food station and six working on their business skills. The engineering students had 12 hours to work on their project having to complete an assignment following plans and a set criteria for the completion of their work. The business students had to work on documentation, creating letterheads, accounting practices and OH&S knowledge. The students, all from Year 10 -12, will be accessed in the Territory wide competition with the winner competing at the Nationals next year. Each student, who is a first year VET participant, will receive a certificate of participation to add to their resume. VET coordinator said it was an ideal opportunity for the students to highlight what they were capable of. Winners of the business section were Jade McLean, Carlene Tawhi, Tiffanii Rose with Austin Boyd, Jack Richter and Darcy Roeger taking out the placings in the engineering section. Judges in the engineering section were Brenton Baillie from Rio Tinto Alcan Gove, Rachael Mortimer from GTNT and Barry Wheelan from Charles Darwin University. Convenors were Ben Jones and Troy Gill. In the business section Jacqueline Rawles and Denise Fincham were the judges with Marlene Organ the convenor.

$29,000 of kava seized ABOUT $29,000 worth of kava was seized by Bulman Police following a vehicle apprehension last Thursday night. Police apprehended the Toyota Land Cruiser about 46km south west of Bulman on the Central Arnhem Highway and the search yielded a commercial quantity of kava. In total, 46.7kg of kava was located within the vehicle and was distributed among 968 deal bags, weighing 48 grams each. The seizure would yield approximately $29,000 if sold in communities. The 32-year-old driver failed to pull over when requested, and drove around the Police vehicle, accelerating down the highway. Police pursued the vehicle for a short distance before it was apprehended. The vehicle was then found to have four additional adult occupants and five young children on board.

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The male offender has been charged with possession of a commercial quantity of kava, supply a commercial quantity of kava, unaccompanied Learner driver, failure to display ‘L’ plates and failure to comply with Police Officer’s Direction by not stopping.The offender has been bailed to appear at court in Barunga October, 11. Acting Superintendent Kylie Proctor from the Arnhem Operational Service Division welcomed the kava seizure. “Bulman Police has seized a significant quantity of kava, preventing a further 47kg from entering our communities. This is a great result in our ongoing fight against kava and drug traffickers supplying remote communities,” he said. “It is also disappointing that this man risked the welfare of his passengers, five of whom were children, by eluding Police and failing to pull over when requested.”


Disaster procedures in place for 2011/12

MEMBERS of the counter Disaster Planning Committee met in Gove recently to ensure emergency procedures were in place for the upcoming cyclone season. Chairman of the committee, Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon, said they met at this time every year.

“We need to ensure that all the emergency services and government agencies know what their responsibilities and roles are should an emergency arise. “By calling this meeting we make sure all the contact details are current and relevant. “There are often new people to the area and they need to know

what their duties are in time of crisis or emergency.� Snr Sgt Muldoon said the Police were the first point of contact in any emergency and reassured the community that all other agencies knew what their tasks were so they could act without hesitation should the need arise.

The work crew at the airport - Tony Smith, John McGuire and Peter McCormack.

Improving first impressions AIRPORT ground staff have just finished a viewing area at the terminal. Nhulunbuy Corporation staff have top-dressed, grassed and installed a reticulated water system to ensure a comfortable area for passengers and visitors to the airport. Just outside the arrivals door the viewing area will ensure everyone a comfortable outdoor area in which to either watch the aircraft or just to wait outside. A table and chairs will be added for the convenience of the users. Airport manager, Les Mitchell, said it was an ideal opportunity to make the area more welcoming. It has been part of a two year project to improve the aesthetic appearance of the airport. A reticulated water system has been installed in the new area and also in the landscaped areas around the car park and the apron outside the terminal. Peter McCormack said it was to ensure the people arriving got a good first impression of Gove. “Seeing green grass is a lot better than seeing bare earth,� he said. “We want to make this a nice place to come to and although it has taken a long time to complete it is great we are at the end of the project, although we will continue to make improvements around the airport.�


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Wi-Fi for schools EIGHTY remote schools are among the 154 to receive a Cisco wireless (Wi-Fi) network from the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training (DET). The department’s outsourced desktop service provider CSG began flying 2500 Cisco Systems access points to remote schools last week and anticipates the networks will be operational before the end of November, weather permitting. The rollout aims to reduce reliance on cellular networks in remote areas, while providing secure access to corporate applications. The department will allow “approved users of mobile devices and laptops� access to internal DET learning resources and business systems as well as the public internet using the Wi-Fi network. Those approved devices include trials of Apple iPad tablet computers, which have been handed out to DET staff and around 400 students as part of the NT CLOUD iPad trial. Students at Angurugu School are the first on Groote Eylandt to trial the ipads “A content filter is used for all internet access from school wired and wireless networks,� said Marcia Hoffmann, executive director of corporate services at NTDET.




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RECYCLING aluminium cans in Nhulunbuy has been a fundraiser for the local Lions Club for many years. With the club on the verge of closing the Nhulunbuy Rotary Club has come to the assistance of the Lions and last weekend saw them working together to crush all the cans that had built up outside the Lion’s house. The pile of cans that had been left there over the course of many months was crushed and placed on pallets ready for shipping out.

School Holidays Program Wednesday, October 5 Beach Activities Shady Beach Transport leaving Anglicare Office at 10am

Thursday, October 6 Hunting & Fishing at East Woody Transport Leaving Anglicare Office at 10am

Friday, October 7 Movie Marathon – 10am start ‘Mars Needs Mums’ (PG) ‘Ben 10 Alien Swarm’ (PG) ‘Beastly’ (PG) For information please call Anglicare NT on 8987 3022 6 – Arafura Times

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The Rotary Club will now build a large wire basket in which people can dump their aluminium cans ready for the next crushing session. It took the six Rotarians and one Lion over four hours to clear the backlog but Rotary president Barry Fleming said they would now do it on a more regular basis. “We encourage individuals and businesses to bring their empty cans to the house in the area behind the bakery so we can crush them and raise money for the community projects we

support,� Mr Fleming said. “We also encourage other groups to bring bulk lots around that we will buy from them for about 50 to 60 cents per kilo. “Event organisers might also like to have separate collection points for people to deposit the cans and help the environment by keeping what can be recycled out of the landfill. “We only crush aluminium cans and we ask people bringing them around to please ensure there are no glass bottles or PET bottles among them.�

Mapuru food container stolen Members of the Mapuru Co-op, Left to right Margaret Bambalarra, Clara Wubuk, Linda Marathuwarr and Jackie Nguluwuidi. ON FRIDAY afternoon, September 16, a container, which is critical for a food supply to this very remote Mapuru township, was stolen. Someone with a tilt tray truck and work boots stole the Mapuru container from the corner of the Mapuru Road and the Central Arnhem Highway. It will now take Mapuru residents over a year to save up enough money to purchase and position another container at the turn off. More significantly, Mapuru residents feel hurt and abused by these thieves. They are honest people, things are never stolen at Mapuru. Over a year ago Mapuru residents saved their money, bought and positioned a 20ft steel container at Flat Rock on the Central Arnhem Highway about 12 hours drive from Darwin and about two and a half hours south west of Nhulun. Food and goods are dropped off at the container by passing freight trucks. Residents then drive about two hours to pick up the goods before returning to Mapuru to stock the only store at Mapuru, the food co-op. Ten years ago the people of Mapuru started this food co-op so they would not have to charter planes to Elcho Island just to go shopping.

The co-op ( www.arnhemweavers. is entirely run and managed by local residents. The Co-op sells only nutritious foods that supplement food hunted and gathered, such as yams, buffalo, fish and shellfish. By resident agreement there are no soft drinks, lollies, chips or chocolate sold through the co-op. Mapuru kids are fit and healthy, they have the best teeth in Arnhem. For many years residents brought food from Darwin to Elcho by barge. Then they had two choices, firstly they could either charter planes to bring the food to Mapuru, which is very expensive, or they could drive an hour to a boat landing, travel another hour through the mangroves and across Cadell Strait, pick up the food from the barge and return to Mapuru, if they were not caught by tides. This trip often takes12 or more hours, and during the wet season a return trip often takes 24 hours. The container at Flat Rock solved this problem and improved Mapuru peoples quality of life. Now in a thoughtless act, it has been stolen. If you have any idea who stole this container please contact Nhulunbuy Police or leave a message for John on 89466983.

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Live entertainment from Banyan Blue will be one of the main attractions of the night. Inset: Alicia Scobie from Banyan Blue.

ON Saturday, October 29, the Nhulunbuy Town Hall will be the centre of attention, hosting the very first locally generated Gala Dinner, celebrating and showcasing local businesses and training achievements within the East Arnhem region.

Proud to be supporters of the Think, Buy, Be Local Gala Dinner. Drimmiehead Road, Nhulunbuy. Ph: 08 8987 2399

Across the Territory every year, the Northern Territory government conducts October Business Month (OBM). In conjunction with two formal events, hosted by OBM, Nhulunbuy stakeholders have generated the first ever Gala Dinner with the theme Think, Buy, Be Local. From 6.30pm onwards, the packed program includes a three-course meal catered by Peninsula Bakery, fashion parade by Expressions Boutique, live band Banyan Blue, speakers from local businesses, training and funding providers, exhibitions and door prizes from Buku Larrnguy Mulka Arts Centre and Marngurr Resource Centre. Gil’s Graphic Solutions has

designed and provided the tickets and program for the event plus an additional door prize. The MC is the well known local photographer Blue Douglas. This is a charitable event with all proceeds donated to the Nhulunbuy High School Vocational Education and Training in Schools program. This will assist with the maintenance, repair and purchasing of equipment and resources necessary for training purposes.

The tickets are on sale from today until Friday, October 21, at $50 per head, seats are limited, tables of six are available. Please contact Treacy Harry at the East Arnhem office of the Chamber of Commerce NT on 8987 1985 or Jackie Rawles on 0418 843 950 to book your seats.

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Whether you are a business operator, training or service provider and/or home maker, everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. After the formalities, enjoy dancing and socialising the night away with members of your community.

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EAST ARNHEM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce thanks all the sponsors of the ‘Think, Buy, Be Local Gala Dinner’ Please call Treacy Harry to book your seat on 08 8987 1985 Chamber of Commerce NT | East Arnhem Region | Tel 08 8987 1985 | Fax 8987 2214 | Website

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What’s On

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

OCTOBER Wed 5 to April 20, 2012. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club – 2011-2012 XXXX Gold Billfish Tournament. Wed 5 to Sat 8. Nuhlunbuy BMX club hosts the NT Titles for the Dynamite Series Sat 8. Gove Country Golf Club - 18 hole stroke monthly medal Round 6, 19 club. Sat 8. NAIDOC dinner at the Town Hall. 6.30pm for 7pm start. East Journey performing. Tickets available at East Arnhem Shire Nhulunbuy or Yirrkala. Sat 8. Arafura Dance Association Term 4 sign up day 9am to 11am outside the Qantas Office. Mon 10. Chamber of Commerce ITEC Business at Sunset with Lisa Curry Kenny Live Stream from Darwin, Walkabout Lodge 5.30pm, Free event, drinks and nibbles. Tue 11. Arafura Dance Association Term 4 sign up day 4.30 - 6pm Town Hall. Tue 11. Arafura Dance Association Term 4 starts. Fri 14 - Sun 16. Gove Tennis Club Junior Club Championships. Sun 16. Giovenco 19 club final - Gove Country Golf Club. Wed 19 - Fri 21. Gove Tennis visits Laynhapuy Homelands with tennis programme. Thu 20. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge briefing at Walkabout Lodge from 8pm. Sat 22 - Sun 23. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge. Fri 28. Halloween Party at the Nhulunbuy Toy Library at 5pm. Sat 29. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge Presentation at Walkabout Lodge from 7pm. Sat 29. NCL Art and Craft Market hosted by RSPCA. Sat 29. Nhulunbuy Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner at 6.30pm. Sat 29. Think, Buy, Be Local Gala Dinner, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and stakeholders of Nhulunbuy, pre sold tickets $50 start 6.30pm. 8987 1985. Sat 29. Gove Tennis Club Presentation Night at the Surf Club. Bookings Essential.

NOVEMBER Tue 1. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club monthly general club meeting from 7.30pm. Thu 3. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - GTO Family Fishing competition briefing at 7.30pm at clubhouse. Sat 5 - Sun 6. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - GTO Fishing Competition. Sat 5. Gove Country Golf Club - 18 hole stroke monthly medal Round. Fri 11. Remembrance Day Ceremony at 11am at the Cenotaph in Arafura Memorial Park. Assembly at 10.40am. Contact Mo at 0417 853 321. Sat 19. NCL Art and Craft Market hosted by Nhulunbuy Primary School. Sat 19. Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club - XXXX GOLD Game Classic Briefing at 6pm at clubhouse.


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 letters to the editor THIS week there were no letters to the editor for publication. If you have a letter that you would like published in the Arafura Times please mail

it to PO Box 1120 Nhulunbuy NT 0881, fax to 1300 787 248 or email to editor@ Letters must be legible, preferably less than

250 words and must carry a name, address and phone number so that we can verify the identity of the author. Names will be withheld at the discretion of the publisher.

Influx of BMX riders expected WHILE many families may be away for this school holiday week, we will see an influx of visitors for the NT BMX Titles which are being hosted by Nhulunbuy BMX. More than 100 competitors will be travelling to Nhulunbuy with the pre race meeting starting today ahead of Friday’s official opening. I’m pleased to be one of a number of local sponsors and acknowledge the huge amount of work that club’s committee and members have put in to organise the event and have the track looking its best. THIS week also sees some of our surf lifesavers competing at the Titles in Broome. When it comes to sport in our town, distance is not necessarily a hurdle! THIS month is busy for celebrations.

Saturday is the NAIDOC Ball at the Town Hall with tickets on sale at the East Arnhem Shire office. On Saturday, October 15 Gove Peninsula Surf Life-saving Club celebrates 40 years at the club with tickets on sale at Guys of Gove. To mark October Business Month, the East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce are staging a Gala Dinner on Saturday 29th at the Town Hall and will showcase many local businesses along with employment and training opportunities. Tickets are limited to all of these events so be quick. NOMINATIONS are now open for the Youth Minister’s Round Table for 2012. Year 12 student Emily Osborne (and winner of the Pride of Australia Medal for Youth Leadership)

is our region’s hard-working representative for 2011. Applications close November 1, full details available at Nominations are also called for the 2012 Tribute to Northern Territory Women. If you know of someone in our region who has made a difference to our economic, social or cultural life then consider nominating that person. For full details go to Applications close October 28. BEST wishes to those on school holidays for a safe and relaxing break. If you’re on the Central News Arnhem Road, drive byElectoral NT Member for Nhulunbuy LYNNE WALKER carefully.

Fire alarms become mandatory in the Territory AS from November 1 it is mandatory for all residences in the Territory to have photoelectric smoke alarms installed. The NT Government announced the changes to the Fire and Emergency Regulations last month. The Acting Director of the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS), Mick Ayre said the introduction of smoke alarms in every residence is a very positive move. “The photoelectric type of alarm is strongly favoured by fire services everywhere, as they are able to detect smouldering fires that are not as quickly picked up by the ionization type of alarms. “The new regulations will require all owners of residential property across the Territory to install photoelectric smoke alarms.

When establishing a new lease on rental property, a landlord must ensure that a smoke alarm is installed; however the responsibility for maintaining the alarm in working order will be that of the tenant. “The price of photoelectric alarms is now comparable with the more common ionisation alarms. From November 1, all residential dwellings and movable dwellings including caravans, and temporary accommodation including safari-style tents are required to have a working photoelectric smoke alarm. If you already have a smoke alarm installed in your home and it is an ionisation smoke alarm, you do not have to change to a photoelectric smoke alarm until one of the following occurs: - Your smoke alarm ceases to work, in which case you will need

to replace it with a photoelectric type smoke alarm; - You sell your home; or you rent out your premises or renew a tenancy; - Or you hire out your caravan. “The new regulations are a major step forward in protecting vulnerable people and we will be posting information about smoke alarms and what the new regulations require, on our website - “There will also be a significant communications and education strategy to promote the use of photoelectric alarms, to help save lives. The aim of the education campaign is to inform and educate the community about the potential life saving benefits of these devices. “The community will be given

sufficient time to purchase and install the required smoke alarms. “People’s sense of smell is drastically impaired while they sleep and smouldering fires may burn for some time with poisonous gases emitted that can kill a person before they are even aware of the danger. “Too many people have lost their lives in house fires and in many cases, these homes had no smoke alarms. This to me is quite appalling as a simple smoke alarm can prevent injury and death when maintained and used properly,” said Acting Director Mick Ayre. The number of Territory buildings with smoke alarms has increased 35 to 73 per cent over the past five years and this new regulation will assist in ensuring the most vulnerable are protected as well.

National campaign against Hep C launched THE Centre for Disease Control is on a mission to increase awareness of the risks associated with the blood-borne virus Hepatitis C. A new campaign launched by the centre is encouraging people who may have put themselves at risk of Hepatitis C to contact their doctor or Clinic 34. It is also urging anyone who may have tested positive to the virus to consider treatment. “In recent years effective treatments have been made available to fight Hepatitis C, and most people on treatment do become clear of the illness,” Centre for Disease Control Jamie Broadfoot said.

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Treatment can last between 6-12 months and is free through the Northern Territory’s free sexual health centres - Clinic 34. Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus passed from person to person through direct blood contact with someone who has the virus. The most common way Hepatitis C is spread in Australia is through the sharing of needles during drug use. “Hepatitis C can also be acquired through non-sterile tattooing and piercing, or any activity where a blood to blood contact occurs. It is very uncommon for the virus to be spread through social contact such as sharing eating utensils, kissing, touching or

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hugging,” Mr Broadfoot added. As Hepatitis C is a slow acting virus, initial infection is often very mild and it can take years or even decades before a person develops symptoms. An estimated 284,000 Australians have Hepatitis C, while globally more than 170 million people are living with this form of Hepatitis. For further information on Hepatitis C and treatment options, or to make an appointment, contact Clinic 34 at the following locations - Nhulunbuy 8987 0357; Darwin 8999 2678; Katherine 8973 9049; Alice Springs 8951 7549 or Tennant Creek 8962 4603.

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Yolngu women’s learning circle

Front row: Yalmay and Mandawuy Yunupingu, Back row from left to right : Vicki Darr (DEEWR), Jessie Murarrgirarrgi), Lawurrpa Bukulatjpi, Dhanggal Gurruwiwi, Julie Frazer (Menzies), Nirrpurranydji, Susan Briggs (DEEWR).

LAST week in Darwin the first operational meeting was held for a new Australian Government funded initiative called ‘Spotlighting attendance - Yolngu Women’s Learning Circle’. The programme, funded by DEEWR under the Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) programme, will employ a senior Yolngu woman one day per week in five East Arnhem Communities - Nhulunbuy, Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Milingimbi. Their role is to establish regular meetings and discussion with mothers, grandmothers and other significant kin in their respective communities with the aim to improve school attendance and achievement of non and poor attending children and develop parents’/carers’ engagement with schools. The programme coordinators (based in Darwin) are Mandawuy and Yalmay Yunupingu with administrative support from Julie Frazer at the Menzies School of Health Research.

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Pedal Power at Christian School PEDAL power was the name of the game recently at Nhulunbuy Christian School with its annual Bike Day. The aim of Bike Day is to provide all students from Transition to Year 9 with an opportunity to have fun, do something physical and learn more about bike safety. Long time local teacher Mrs Gonnie Keogh is passionate about this annual event, coordinating sessions with local police since Bike Day was established four years ago. “It’s such a fun day out of the classroom with students challenging themselves, doing their best and with the older students helping the little ones; but there’s a serious side too. In a town like ours where most children ride bikes everywhere, they need to know how to stay safe on the roads” Shadrach house broke their dry spell, scoring the most points from participating students. Meshach and Adebnego weren’t far behind. Skill challenges involved riding along planks, around safety cones and between ropes. Aboriginal Community Police Officer Samara Butler really enjoyed her time with the students taking them through practical tests on road riding for all years. She finished off her sessions with Speed Radar trials - recording how fast the students travelled on their bikes. “Nhulunbuy Police hope to see all children wearing their bike helmets whenever they are on their bikes. And be careful when riding on the roads.” “We would hope all parents encourage their children and they themselves wear bike helmets when riding bikes and to stay safe on the road” Bike Day finished with icy poles and an interactive performance by The Amazing Deb and her circus show including an impressive display of Unicycle riding. The Ride-a-thon Champions were: Transition: Mackenzie De Ruwe 11 laps; Year 1: Riley O’Neal 12 lap; Year 2: Blake White 16 laps; Year 3: Denzel Shine and Alex Donovan 15 laps; Year 4: Blythe Bishop 10 laps (double course around two ovals); Year 5: Reid Aston 13 laps ;Year 6: Jordan Evans 13 laps; Middle School: Andrew O’Sullivan and William Stockley 15 laps.

Clancy Brennan from Year 3 experiences his first Bike Day.

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Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited Rio Tinto Alcan and the Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited are pleased to announce the 2011 Gove Gardening Competition.

Carlene Tawhi works on her WorldSkills in the business section.

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2011 Gove Gardening Competition

“Promoting Sustainability� This year’s Categories

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Best Children’s Garden



B’Naye Thackrach getting her work completed for the business skills.

Nominations are now open and entry forms can be obtained from the Rio Tinto Alcan Community Relations ofďŹ ce, up at the Industrial area, and the Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited. For more information visit Nominations close at 4.30pm, Monday, October 24, 2011 with the winners being announced at the NCL Art & Craft Markets on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

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Winners of the engineering WorldSkills competition at Nhulunbuy High School - 1st Auston Boyd -centre, 2nd Jack Richter - left, 3rd Darcy Roeger right.


POLICE REMEMBRANCE DAY >> From page 3 “Those becoming police officers have high motives to keep the community safe and pleasant places to live,� he said. “They have the might to back up those motives with personal loss, strains on their family lives and can ultimately pay with the loss of their life yet they go about their duties without fear.�

Snr Sgt Muldoon said was the first time they had held a service in Gove and he was pleased so many people had attended and hoped they would continue to do so showing support for the work the men and women of the Police Force did within the community. Deputy Commissioner for the NT Police Shayne Maines visited the station later in the day to offer his support.


Police Officer at the first Police Remembrance Day to be held in Gove last week. Back row Nathan Nunn, Damian Riesenweber and Matthew McDonald, front row Devrim Kanyilmaz, Trish Groth and Sgt Rob Gordon.

Time: 1000-1400 Date: Thursday October 6, 2011 Areas affected Sub 6, 19, 23, 24 Banksia Close Magnolia Close Hakea Close Wolsey Cct. 2-22 evens, 21-49 odds Hagney Park Beagle Cct. 4-38 evens, 1-31 odds Jasper Rd 31-55 oddS, 8-40 evens Providence Cct 49-67 oddS, 18-24 evens Tamarind Ave 1-6 Whitewood Cct. 31-57 odds, 24-44 evens Beagle Cct. 33-43 odds Melaleuka Close Rio Tinto Alcan will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice.

Father Barry Hansom speaks at the service.

Lyle O’Reilly lays his wreath on behalf of the Customs Service.

Allan Robinson High Voltage Supervisor – Town Ph: 8987 5868.


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Doug Giilchrist lays a wreath on behalf of Gove District Hospital.




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4:00 Rage (PG) 5:00 Can We Help? 5:30 New Inventors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 How The Earth Was Made: New York 11:00 Good Morning Kalimantan 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Midsomer Murders: Birds Of Prey 2:10 Finding The Fallen: Buried Alive 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Somerset 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 (State/Territory) 8:00 My Family: The Son’ll Come Out - Michael’s news comes as a bit of a shock to Ben, but Susan has more of a shock at Ben’s reaction. 8:30 Scott and Bailey: Nick’s client is found not guilty of rape and murder, but is then himself found dead; Rachel miscarries the baby and loses her flat, after Nick claims his wife threw him out. 9:20 The Jonathan Ross Show 10:05 Bored To Death: The Case Of The Stolen Skateboard 10:30 Lateline 11:15 Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union - Written by and starring Emmy Award-winner Tracey Ullman, State of the Union is a collection of irreverent and hilarious skits that range from sardonic parody and social satire to Bollywood musicals. 11:40 Rage

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affiar 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “Ixnay On The Oggie Day” 7:00 Two And A Half Men: “Mmm, Fish. Yum.” (PG l,s) 7:30 Two And A Half Men: “Lacative Tester, Horse Inseminator” (PG l,s) 8:00 Movie: “My Sister’s Keeper” (M a,l) 11:00 Movie: “The Big White” (Ml,v) - A financially strapped travel agent is kicking himself for forgetting to cash in his brother’s insurance policy, but his spirits soar when he finds a spare frozen body. The only problem is, two hitmen are desperately looking for it. 1:05 Movie: “Villain” (M v) - A sadistic gang chief and his boyfriend - a pimp, mingle with members of Parliament, set up & bungle a payroll robbery. 3:00 Danoz Direct / 4:00 Goodmorning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 That ‘70s Show 12:00 V8 Supercars 2011 3:00 Toybox 3:30 It’s Academic 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Dex is worried about Sasha’s rebellious ways, Sid warns Roo about Harvey, and Ruby and Casey reunite. 7:00 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 Movie: “TBA” 11:15 That 70’s Show: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (PG) 11:45 October Road: “Tomorrow’s So Far Away/ Secrets & Guys” (PG) - Nick feels paternal when Sam asks his help to impress a girl he likes and Nick uses a technique from his bestselling novel. Then, Nick and Ronnie discover the startling reason why The Commander is unusually upbeat. 1:45 Room For Improvement 2:30 Infomercials 3:00 Infomercials 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Dege Printing House 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Cornwall Including The Isles Of Scilly - Neil Oliver leads the team to Cornwall and discovers the network of communication cables under Porthcurno beach. Miranda Krestovnikoff discovers how a shipwreck can be turned into a natural wildlife sanctuary, and Mark Horton visits the Isles of Scilly - known to some archaeologists as the Isles of the Dead. 8:30 As It Happened: Public Enemy #1 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Striptease Unveiled 11:00 Movie: “Summer Clouds” (MA s,l,a) - In Spanish & Catalan, English Subtitles. Daniel, his wife Ana and young son Manuel arrive in the Costa Brava to spend their fourth consecutive summer vacation there. When they arrive, they are spotted by Marta and Robert, two cousins who take an unhealthy interest in them. 12:45 Entourage / 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage 11:00 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Somerset 12:00 Elders With Andrew Denton: Helen Bamber 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Basketball: WNBL 3:00 Football: W-League 5:00 Bowls: Australian Indoor Championships 6:00 Planet Food: Lebanon 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doctor Who - The Doctor returns to face monsters and mysteries and adventures all across time and space. 8:15 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown - Specially filmed as a companion piece to Doctor Who. Includes behind-the-scenes action from the latest series of the popular family drama. 8:30 Monroe - Monroe is forced to confront his painful past when a young girl is admitted who has little chance to live after a road accident, but her father begs Monroe to operate. 9:25 Penn And Teller: Fool Us: Illusionists Penn and Teller throw down the gauntlet to aspiring magicians in the UK to perform their most mystifying trick - and fool Penn and Teller. 10:10 Trial And Retribution: Kill The King: There’s a dangerous cocktail of love, power and revenge and the team are once again surprised at what makes some people capable of murder. 11:40 Rage

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 8:30 Children’s Programs 2:00 Rugby World Cup 2011: Quarter Final - Wide World Of Sports presents the first Quarter Final from Eden Park, Auckland. In this knockout weekend, what teams will survive? Join your expert commentary team for all the action. 7:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos: Join your host Shelley Craft for an hour of side-splitting laughs on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. 8:00 Movie: “Spiderman 2” (M v) 10:45 Movie: “Bonnie & Clyde” (M v) 1:00 Movie: “Cavedweller” (M a,l,v) When Delia’s rock-star husband dies in a car accident, she returns to her hometown in Georgia in an attempt to regain custody of her first two children, now teenagers, who she abandoned to follow her dream of being a rock star. Stars Kyra Sedgwick, Aidan Quinn and Kevin Bacon. 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo: “No Time For Clancy” When one of the rangers in another part of the Park decides to take up another work opportunity, his daughter fears that she will be left behind. Stars Ed Deveraux and Ken James. 3:30 Danoz Direct / 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 8:30 Children’s Programs 10:30 V8 Supercars 2011 3:30 Special: Cheetah Man Olivier Houalet is a real-life Tarzan - a man accepted by predatory cats ranging from snarling lions to savage leopards. 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 10:35 Movie: “Flight Of The Pheonix” A gripping tale of courage, determination, and triumph of the human spirit against seemingly insurmountable obstacles. When cargo-plane pilot Frank Towns and his co-pilot are sent to the Tan sag Basin in Mongolia to evacuate the staff of an oil exploration operation that has been shut down, they have no idea that his ‘routine’ operation will result in a life-and-death struggle, when on the return flight they crash land in the middle of the world’s most foreboding desert 12:50 Grey’s Anatomy 2:50 Room For Impovement 3:30 Home Shopping 4:00 Home Shopping / 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 L’Orfeo 3:00 Empire Of The Word: Learning To Read 4:00 James Rhodes: Piano Man 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 6:00 Love’s Harvest: Eggs 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Engineering Connections: Hong Kong International Airport 8:30 Mythbusters - Green Hornet Special - Seth Rogen, star of the 2011 film, The Green Hornet, joins the Mythbusters to test myths concerning the film’s car, Black Beauty, including whether a car, completely buried with a bulldozer parked on top, can set off onboard explosives to throw the bulldozer out of the way without injuring the passengers? 9:30 RocKwiz 10:20 Movie: “Public Enemy Number 1” (MAV s,v) - In French, Arabic and Spanish, English Subtitles. The story of legendary French gangster Jacques Mesrine, who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, and came to be known as French Public Enemy Number 1. 12:25 SOS: This Is A Gun 1:25 Life’s A Zoo: “Holy Matrimony” 1:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Dateline 2:30 Everyone Loves A Wedding 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Eton Of Africa 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Gourmet Farmer: Flinders Island 8:00 Family Feast: Vietnamese 8:30 Supersizers Go... The Fifties 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love: Winter 11:05 Movie: “Night Bus” (M l,v) - A valuable microchip falls into the possession of a seductive female thief and a bumbling debt-ridden bus driver, who unwittingly become the target of two ruthless killers in pursuit of the microchip. 1:00 Movie: “A Soap” (MA a,l,s) - Veronica, a troubled pre-op transvestite prostitute, becomes the neighbour of Charlotte, a surly beauty-shop owner, who has recently broken up with her boyfriend. At first, sensitive, soap-opera-addicted Veronica and abrasive, opinionated Charlotte can’t stand each other, but a suicide attempt brings them closer together. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Money 12:00 Landline 1:00 7.30 (State/Territory) 1:30 Message Stick: In The Frame: Wayne Blair 2:00 The SANFL: Grand Final 5:30 Dance Academy 6:00 Life: Fish 6:50 Minuscule: Caterpillars In Pairs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Grand Designs: Amersham 8:30 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency: Poison - Precious visits an orphanage where a young woman tells her she is worried about her father who has become unusually fearful, and a wealthy landowner asks her to investigate a family poisoning. 9:25 Grumy Guide To...: Work 10:00 Compass: Christos Tsiolkas: Man Behind The Slap: Geraldine Doogue talks life, love and religion with Christos Tsiolkas, author of the best-selling novel ‘The Slap’, now a new ABC TV drama. 11:00 The Next Big Thing 12:00 Grand Designs: Amersham 12:50 The Spaniard’s Curse 2:05 The Next Big Thing 3:05 Carbon Cops / 3:35 Headcases / 3:55 Fourteen Storeys

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wild World Of Sports 10:30 Children’s Programs 1:30 Antiques Roadshow 2:00 Rugby World Cup 2011: Quarter Final 3:30 Getaway 4:00 MXTV 5:30 National News 6:00 TBA 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 Underbelly: Razor: The Crash - Fresh out of prison, Kate orders the murders of Tilly’s husband Jim and her chief henchman Frank. Kate learns the truth about her son-in-law, and is forced to take action that will drive her own daughter away. Meanwhile, police have a major win in their fight against the Razor Gangs. 9:00 Person Of Interest 10:00 William Shatner Roast 11:30 Rubgy World Cup 2011: Quarter Final 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 V8 Supercars 4:30 Destination New Zealand 5:30 The Great South East 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Sunday Night 7:00 Wild Boys (PG v,s) 8:00 Bones: “The Dwarf In The Dirt” (M) - Booth has to get recertified for FBI marksmanship, but is not the accurate shot he was before his brain surgery; and the team investigates the murder of a little person who wrestled under the name ‘The Iron Leprechaun.’ 9:00 Castle: “The Third Man” Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a dead man found in a family’s house that just returned from vacations. 10:00 The Suspects - True Australian Thrillers 11:00 Forensic Investigators: Australia’s True Crimes 12:00 Grey’s Anatomy 1:00 Room For Improvement 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 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:30 Hitler’s Bodyguard: Flights Into Danger 4:00 A Fork In The Mediterranean: Israel 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Enzo, The Ulysses Of The Deep 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Planet Egypt: Quest For Eternity 8:30 Dateline 9:30 The Hungry Tide 10:30 Movie: “Lola: The Movie” (M l,n) - In Spanish, English Subtitles. An historical biopic of renowned flamenco singer and dancer Lola Flores, tracking her rise to fame from simple working class roots in the 1930s to international stardom. An authentic Spanish period piece that earned two nominations at the 2008 Goya Awards, including Best New Actress (Gala Évora). 12:35 Movie: “Opium: Diary Of A Madwoman” (MA a,d,s) - In Hungarian, English Subtitles. Focuses on the deep and disturbing relationship that develops between the opium-addicted Dr Brenner, a psychiatrist who arrives to work in an institute for the insane in the early 1900s, and his patient Gizella. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The Mermaid Chair” (M s,a) 1:30 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away 7:00 Four Weddings 8:00 Beauty And The Geek Australia 9:00 TBA 11:00 Off The Map: “Hold On Tight” (M) - A paragliding accident leaves a vacationing couple in peril, while Mina is forced to take control of Ryan’s care, and Charlie is reunited with his absent mother who is in need of help from the clinic and from Tommy. 12:00 Trauma: “That Fragile Hour” - Glenn’s attempt to follow his heart puts his career and safety on the line. Meanwhile, Marisa gets a surprise visit from an old friend. 1:00 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:30 Cheese Slices: Japan 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team America: Topper 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The 7.30 (National) 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:15 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Darling Buds Of May: Darling Buds Of May: Part One - Follows the adventures of the indestructible Larkin family as they guard the secret of how Pop Larkin makes his money from the intrusion of the new Tax Inspector. 12:30 Monarch Of The Glen 1:20 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Animal Tales 2:00 Bowls: Australian Indoor Championships - Coverage of the Bowls Australian Indoor Championship from Tweed Heads, NSW.

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “A Good Time In Central Africa” (PG s,l) 7:00 TBA 8:00 The Mentalist 9:00 CSI: Miami: “Stiff” (M) 10:00 CSI: Miami: “Count Me Out” (M v) 11:00 Better With You: Better With Flirting - When the guys take a road trip to Vermont, Ben sees the journey as a chance to get to know Casey better while Joel envisions it as an opportunity to become a father-in-law gone wild. Back home, the women throw a baby shower for Mia. 11:30 Super League 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Though None Go With Me” (G) 1:30 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Dex gives Sasha 24 hours to stop seeing Stu, Casey goes to Court, and Miles comes to a decision about Leah and their future. 7:00 The X Factor 8:30 Body Of Proof 9:30 Special: Norway Massacre: A Killer’s Mind 10:30 Suits: “Undefeated” (M) - Pearson’s is spearheading a case for a group of 200 ex high-school students who all have cancer. 11:30 Heroes 12:30 Room For Improvement 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Dateline 2:00 Insight 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What?: Life After Death 8:30 Swift & Shift Couriers: Wedding (Part 1) 9:00 South Park: HumancentiPad 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 This Is England ‘86 10:55 South Park: The Early Years: Volcano 11:30 The World Game: The World Game panel offers expert analysis and local perspective on all things football, plus all the latest news and match results. 12:30 Living Black 1:00 Movie: “The Damned Rain” (M a) - In Marathi, English Subtitles. Worried that all the dry days will cause her farmer husband, Kisna, to commit suicide, Alka orders her young son to follow him. An exposé on the corrupt system that pushes rain-anticipating farmers to the limit in India. Directed by Satish Manwar and stars Sonali Kulkarni, Girish Kulkarni and Aman Attar. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight


IMPARJA 5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Monopolar Expedition” (PG s) 7:00 TBA 10:00 Chase: Above The Law - When a desperate fugitive jumps bail and turns violent, the U.S. Marshals must find him before he disappears. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Annie and a bounty hunter who is also trying to capture the criminal. 11:00 Better With You: Better With Road Joel - Joel and Ben accompany Casey on a road trip to Vermont but Ben looks at the trip as an opportunity to bond with Casey; but Joel sees the road trip as his annual chance to go off - way off - of his salt-free diet. 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

4:00 Rage 5:00 Q&A 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dangerous Jobs For Girls: Cowboys 1:35 Meerkat Manor: A New Day 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Lost Gardens: Dunira 6:50 Miniscule: Convoy 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 (National) 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 9:30 United States of Tara: Wheels 9:55 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Alexander McCall Smith 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:35 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Sex And Romance - Jennifer Byrne is joined by some special guests to investigate both the phenomenal popularity and bitter controversy associated with sex and romance. 2:10 Rome Wasnt Built In A Day / 3:00 Big Ideas

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days of our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “Ow, Ow, Dont Stop” (PG s,l) 7:00 Charlie’s Angels: Runwau Angels 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “Nine Magic Fingers” (M s) 8:30 The Joy Of Sets - Do Not Adjust Your Toolbelt - From blowing up entire houses, to inducing hysteria in your contestants, there are so many tricks you can use to make the business of watching paint dry, compelling viewing. 9:00 Survivor: South Pacific 10:00 Embarrassing Bodies 11:00 Better With You 11:30 20/20 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Newstyle Direct 3:00 Goodmorning America 4:30 National Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Making Of A Hollywood Madam” (M a,s) 1:30 Children’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Charlie is jealous of Brax and Hayley, Leah is uncomfortable with Miles’ decision to stay, and Heath makes good with the neighbours. 7:00 The X Factor 8:00 Packed To The Rafters: “Tipping Point” Dave’s successful friend Warney offers him a shot at the contract for a big office rewiring job, and Dave leaps at the chance. 9:00 Dinner Date: “Ross Gammon” 10:00 Hung: “Fat Off My Love” (MA l) 10:40 Parks And Recreation 11:10 Perfect Couples 11:35 House Calls To The Rescue 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “In The Mood For Love” (G) (2000) 2:45 Juvenile 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of Canada 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight 8:30 Operation Afghanistan: Kill / Capture 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Hot Docs: Armadillo: Afghan Frontline - When operations get risky, adrenaline addiction and cynicism set in for the young soldiers at the front line in Afghanistan. This program follows two young soldiers, Mads and Daniel, who lose their innocence in the war in Afghanistan. Adventurous and openminded they leave their home in Denmark on their first tour of duty. 11:55 Movie: “Never On A Sunday” (M a,d,l,s) - In Spanish, English Subtitles. A darkly humorous look at the tough underworld of poverty in Mexico. A family is duped by a mortician who sells their uncle’s corpse to a university medical centre and fills the urn with canine ashes. Nominated for two Ariel Awards, Mexico, 2008. 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 Rage (G) 4:55 National Press Club Address 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 How The Earth Was Made: Loch Ness 11:00 The American Future: A History By Simon Schama: American War 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Hope Springs 1:30 Mother And Son: Surprise 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Mastercrafts: Green Woodcraft 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 Report 8:00 QI: House And Home 8:30 The Slap: Hector 9:30 Crownies 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 12:25 Leaving The Fold 1:20 QI: House And Home 1:55 Salt Of The Earth: Produced by blacklisted Hollywood refugees in the McCarthy era, this film tells the story of a mining strike in New Mexico. 3:30 The Occasional Cook: Kids Party - Kids’ parties can be a nightmare but Reeson takes on the challenge combining healthy food ideas with games to create party favourites.

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Talking Heads: Lambis Englezos 5:30 Spicks And Specks 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Family Fortunes: The Brocks 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Pentillie Castle 6:50 Minuscule: A Gust Of Wind 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 (National) 8:00 Poh’s Kicthen On The Road 8:30 Spicks and Specks 9:00 The Gruen Planet 9:35 The Hamster Wheel 10:05 At The Movies 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:40 Ganges: Waterland 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:30 Bloodlines: The O’Shane Family 2:00 Country House Rescue: Pentillie Castle - Ted Coryton spent three decades living in a farm across the valley from Pentillie Castle, knowing that one day he would inherit it, but with absolutely no idea when. Now he’s inherited the house and a £6 million tax bill. 3:00 Big Ideas

5:30 Today 8:30 Kerri-Anne 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 Entertainment Tonight 3:00 Magical Tales 3:30 Pyramid 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Two And A Half Men: “Dead From The Waist Down” (PG s,l) 7:00 Send In The Dogs Australia 8:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9:00 Prime Suspect 10:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00 Better With You: “Better With Christmas Crap” - Mia and Maddie know their parents will give them an avalanche of guilt if they don’t uphold the Putney family Christmas tradition of spending the holiday together at their lake house. 11:30 Eclipse Music TV 12:00 What Would You Do? 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: “McBride: Dogged” (M v) 1:30 Chlidren’s Programs 4:00 Seven News 4:30 Guide To The Good Life 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home and Away: Charlie discovers Brax and Hayley hooked up, Gypsy’s attempt to patch things up with Mark go awry, and Leah blames Miles for forcing her to go ahead with the pregnancy. 7:00 TBA 8:00 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 9:00 Law And Order: LA 10:00 Great Escapes 11:00 Gangs Of Oz: “The Aussie Mafia - Inside The Family” (M v,l,d,s) 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Infomercials 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Himalaya” (PG) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Canada 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Amazon With Bruce Parry 8:30 One Born Every Minute: A look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff. Tonight, three sets of expectant parents are waiting to meet their babies: Kate, who once thought she’d only ever have cats, and her husband Nick; Tendayi and Maxwell, who are in high spirits until they hear screams from a nearby delivery room. 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Movie: “The Kite Runner” (M v,a,l) - In Dari, English, Pashto, Urdu And Russian, English Subtitles. Prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, an unlikely friendship develops between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. During a kite-flying tournament, an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever. 12:15 112 Emergency / 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

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Your Lucky ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A difficult aspect to Mercury could create problems with communications which have consequences at the end of this week. Be especially careful not to rely on a crucial piece of information which you have not checked. Romance. Your love-life may seem a little low-key at the moment. A meeting later in the week will help it to pick up steam.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Don’t blame yourself for a let-down which was not your fault. You need to spend time finding a better solution, involving colleagues who are more reliable. Romance. This should be a very good period for new romantic adventures. A get-together with friends will put you in touch with an admirer.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


A meeting later in the week will help you to set your sights higher after a recent disappointment. Romance. An admirer who has very different values from you might find your approach a little too direct. Make sure you take their cultural background into account.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Be prepared for some tough negotiations at work. A favourable aspect to Jupiter will help to give you some extra luck, but you will need to push hard to get the agreement that you need. Romance. A person whom you meet at work will want to see much more of you. Take the time to get to know this new admirer properly before you make a move.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) A powerful aspect to Uranus later in the week may bring a strange new person into your life. Don’t be afraid to ask a few questions before you trust this new friend. Romance. Your partner may need a little extra attention. A surprise treat will put you both in a good mood.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A person who seems to be trying to control your life may not have your best interests at heart, despite what they say. You need to make your own mind up about what this person is really doing. Romance. An unexpected remark could set you off. You may be a little unpredictable at times, and should do your best to calm down.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


An event which happened in the past will suddenly come back to you. Although you learnt a lesson at the time you may have forgotten it. Romance. Your partner will be on your mind a lot at the moment. Something which they said recently will show you how strong your relationship is.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A surprise gift early in the week will cheer you up for the next few days. You will be glad that this person has been thinking about you. Romance. A pleasant dream will help to reassure you about the long-term future of your relationship. The experiences you had in your dream will come true in real life, but not in quite the same way.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Get to grips with a recent domestic problem before it becomes too serious. A friend who has had a similar experience will be able to give you useful advice. Romance. You may find your partner’s emotional energy a little stronger than usual at the moment. They will be disappointed if you don’t respond.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) It is time for you to make it out on your own. Don’t let a friend hold you back: even though they may seem to mean well, their advice will push you in the wrong direction. Romance. You will be surprised how easily you can work out what other people are thinking. You will need to keep one step ahead at the moment. A favourable aspect to Neptune will help your powers of intuition.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY The only thing constant in life is change. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld


A long discussion with your boss will help you both to understand some recent conflict in a clearer light. You need to be flexible and must not assume that you are always in the right. Romance. A trip away from home could end up being much more romantic than you expect. Time spent alone with your partner will be rewarding.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) An intense discussion with a close friend will help you to get to the bottom of a difficult situation. You may have to be quite persistent before everything is clear, however. Romance. Your partner will be much livelier than they have been for some time, and you will also be in a very romantic mood. A dinner for two later in the week will bring you closer together.

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Trades & Services

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Human Services – Northern Australia

Ship Schedules Toll Marine Logistics Vessel Due in Monday 10/10/11 Freight available for collection after 1pm on Tuesday.

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All mechanical and marine Authorised mercury dealer Air-con servicing and repairs Latest E.F.I. scan tools 4 Mechanics, 3 Hoists Disc brake machining Approved R.W.C. inspections Reliable and efďŹ cient Full equipped workshop 1 Buchanon Rd. Industrial Ph: 8987 2280 Fax: 8987 8434


Any enquiries please contact our Wharf ofďŹ ce on 8987 1482 or the Industrial Estate Depot 8987 2599 Advertise your business in the Trades & Services! Email: ads@ arafuratimes.

APS 6 Nhulunbuy, NT Salary $65 898 - $77 794 PN: 239-201112 The Manager leads and manages a small team of Customer Service Advisers that provide advice to customers in relation to their eligibility to access Government entitlements and services. The Manager will develop and maintain a close working relationship with communities and other organisations to deliver Department of Human Services (DHS) and other Government entitlements and services. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and is restricted to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. This is an identiďŹ ed position in which part or all of the duties involve the development of policy or programs relating to Australian Indigenous people, and/or involve interaction with Indigenous communities, including service delivery. In order to perform these duties effectively, the occupant needs to have an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with them. Relocation assistance may be offered. To apply: Go to, or telephone Karen Telford on (08) 8987 2964 for more information and an application kit. Please quote the relevant position number 239-201112. Applications close at 5pm on 14 October 2011.


Ph: 8987 2056 / 0439 289

The Department of Human Services is about people and delivering the services they may need at different stages of their lives. It includes Child Support, Centrelink and Medicare as well as CRS Australia and Australian Hearing. Each day, about a million people make contact with the Department of Human Services and each year we deliver more than $90 billion in payments. The department is seeking highly talented and motivated people to join its team.

Service Centre Manager

Arafura Sea Charters Pty Ltd T/as North Australian Marine & Security Services * Salvage & towing. * Security services specialising in marine based security packages. * Wharf & jetty construction & repair. * Coastal communitity transfers & freight servicing, specialising in difďŹ cult access areas. * Marine consultants & logistical services. * Testing & tagging of electrical equipment


One APS Career‌Thousands of Opportunities

Crisis Accommodation Gove (Inc.) 8987 1166 / 0412 317 925 * Woman and Children Family Violence Shelter. * Staff onsite 24 hours-7 days a week. * Children’s worker available Mon-Fri. * Short term and limited offsite accommodation for individuals or families experiencing homelessness. * Emergency Relief Funding Available.


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T11-1691 - East Arnhem Region - Numbulwar Community Education Centre - Repaint School.


T11-1737 - East Arnhem Region - Boruwuy, Dhalinybuy and Gurrumuru - Upgrade Learning Facilities.

• Roads • Marine • Rail • Oil & Gas • Agriculture • Govt


Concrete Batching to Aust. Standards Fresh, on me, consistent, controlled concrete. Volumetric Concrete Technology has been producing cerďŹ ed concrete since 1962. Now supplying concrete to Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala. NO WASTE – ONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU USE – NO HOT LOADS $440 per cubic metre Employing carpenters, concreters, steel ďŹ xers, plant operators and welders

Closing 19 Oct 2011 T11-1772 - East Arnhem Region - Maningrida Road - Repairs to Flood Damage at Chainage 82.73km to 83.23km.



Ph: 8987 1180 Mobile: 0418 805 995 Fax: 8987 1179

Closing 19 Oct 2011


Nomad Tours Land Tours Full Day Island / Fishing Tours Banubanu Wilderness Retreat P: (08) 8987 8085 M: 0411 690 508 W:

D11-0361 - Department of Children and Families - Design, Development and Implementation of a Social Marketing and Community Education Campaign for a Period of 24 Months.

Morningside Electrical Specialists in: Electrical and Airconditioning • Installation, • Maintenance and • Service 5 Miller Close Ph: 8987 3666 Fax: 8987 3341

For all your Testing and Tagging needs Phone 0400 511 620 or 0400 511 621 LICENCE NO: C2399

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THIS COLOUR SPACE COSTS ONLY $50 PER WEEK* Email or call 1300 0880 00




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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SUPPLY AND DELIVERY Closing 19 Oct 2011 D11-0357 - Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy - Hospitals - Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for a Period of 36 Months. Closing 26 Oct 2011 D11-0380 - Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy Hospitals - Supply and Delivery of Industrial Laundry Chemicals for a Period of 36 Months. Closing 02 Nov 2011 D11-0371 - All Centres - Hospitals - Supply and Delivery of Textiles, Apparel and Bedding for a Period of 36 Months.


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EAST Arnhem Land Tourist Association (EALTA) Annual General Meeting, Friday 28 October 5pm at the Walkabout Lodge. Contact 0402 338 793

ADVERTISING DEADLINES "OXäADä BOOKINGS Noon, Fridays before publication "OXäADä MATERIAL 5pm, Fridays before publication ,INEä CLASSIlEDS 10am, Monday before publication

BIKE REPAIRS BIKE repairs, call Tony on 0429 342 217


Munch ‘n’ Crunch Café Very well established business in the perfect location in the centre of town. Good opportunities for keen buyer. Business will sell with all stock and equipment. Genuine enquiries only 0428 766 081

Visiting Gove – October 8, 2011 Representatives of St. Augustines College, Cairns, are visiting Gove on Saturday, October 8. Staying at the Walkabout Hotel. Any Gove parents, contemplating sending their sons or daughters as boarders at “Saints” are invited to meet with Br. Bill Sullivan (Principal) and Mr Dick Morriss (Director of Boarding) in the Walkabout ‘Club Bar’ at 5pm to 6pm on the day.

Position Vacant Apprenticeship - Certificate III in Diesel Fitting Full time 4 Year Apprenticeship GTNT is seeking applicants for a Diesel Fitter Apprentice. The successful applicant will be placed with our host employer YBE. To be successful in this role, applicants must contain a driver’s license. Applicants must complete a GTNT registration form as well as a resume. All applications can be emailed/posted or dropped in to the GTNT office. For a registration form please contact GTNT between the hours of 08:00am and 4:30pm Monday- Friday. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders encouraged to apply. Phone: (08) 8987 3473 Email: Postal Address: PO Box 1478 Nhulunbuy NT 0881.

For further information and details, please phone Justin Willmett: 8987 2548



Applications close COB 14th October 2011

Abandoned Vehicles – Final Notice Rio Tinto Alcan Gove (RTAG) advises that the following abandoned vehicles shall be disposed of from various RTAG sites in the Nhulunbuy Township area: Registration Number

Sodexo is a recognised leader in the provision of high quality food and integrated facilities management services. We are seeking an experienced Project Manager in the Hospitality or Service Industry to join the team at Arnhem Village. The successful applicant will be self motivated, energetic, possess strong initiative, good communication skills, a strong safety awareness/safe work ethic and outstanding customer service skills. To apply submit a current resume to Gove House Reception or fax (08) 8939 1649.








Thursday, October 20, 2011 8am - 9am Venue: Dugong Beach Resort Conference Room Groote Eylandt The purpose of the Ward Meeting is to elect 5 Miwatj Health Members to represent the Mamarika Ward for a period of 2 years as from the upcoming AGM to be held in Nhulunbuy, on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. All members are encouraged to attend For further enquiries and nomination forms, please contact Julie Strauss, Executive Secretary on 8939 1917. Phone: 8939 1900 Fax: 8987 1670 Postal: PO Box 519, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Address: 1424 Arnhem Road, Nhulunbuy




Holden Camry S/Wagon



Nissan Pulsar



Nissan Pathfinder


Toyota Hi-Ace


Nissan Pulsar

Location Aboriginal Hostel entrance to Gams Gam Block 18 Gam Block 8


Gam Washdown Bay Gam Block 2

Toyota Corolla


Gove House Carpark



Gove House Carpark

Hyundai Excel


AV Fence line to IGA


Toyota Corolla


AV Fence line to IGA


Holden Barina



AV Fence line to IGA

Honda Civic


AV Block P

Mitsubishi Magna S/Wagon


AV Block P

Ford Laser


AV Block P

Boat “Rebecca Jane”


AV Block P


Land Rover

RB 468 N

Boat Swift Craft


AV Block P

Nissan Patrol


AV Block P

Toyota Camry


AV Block P


AV Block P

Ute (Wreck) 629-778

Ford Telstar

AV Block P Blue

Block P

Hilux (S Hedger R48)

Block Q


Hilux (S Hedger R48)

Block Q


Daihatsu Scat


Suzuki Swift


Toyota Hilux


Block R


Holden Astra


Block R




Block R


Holden Berlina


AV Fence line to IGA


Mitsubishi Colt


AV Fence line to IGA


Mitsubishi Magna Sedan


Block Q


Mitsubishi Magna S/Wagon


Block R


Toyota Camry Sedan


Block R


Block Q Block Q

For further information regarding these vehicles please phone Denis Abel, Operation Supervisor, Corporate Protection Australia (Gove Operations) within 28 days from September 16 on (08) 8939 1654, otherwise the vehicles will be disposed of.

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Selena O’Sullivan aims for the ball.

Billy Trusz has his back covered

Lena Larsen in action.

Kelan Pearson puts some spin on his serve.

Jake Mayer puts on a full stretch for this forehand in the Men’s Open Singles.

Jake Larsen in action.

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

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

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

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

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean Ph: 0417 601 490

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

Auskick Contact: Cameron Knight P: 0488 508 577

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640 Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264 Oasis Play Time: Contact: Andi Bracey. P: 8987 1766

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

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

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

MOPS Contact: Christie Giles P: 8987 2227

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Barry Scott P: 0418 808 357

Gove Junior Football Club Contact: Alan Fullard P: 8987 8007

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

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

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

Thu 06

Fri 07

Time 0235 0813 1358 2102

Time 0348 0921 1503 2211

Time 0503 1037 1617 2322

Ht 2.31 1.36 2.75 0.63

Ht 2.21 1.46 2.57 0.74

Sat 08 Ht 2.21 1.48 2.45 0.79

Time 0618 1158 1741

Ht 2.28 1.39 2.41

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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 Yirrkala Uniting Church, Yirrkala. Ph: 8987 2481. Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: Noon to 2.30pm at Common Room, Uniting Church. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268.


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Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Karen Coyle P: 8987 2783

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Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie P: 8987 1272

Thursday 22/09







Friday 23/09







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

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51728 13613 53000 13947



Sunday 25/09

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



Sun 09

Mon 10

Tue 11

Time 0031 0716 1311 1904

Time 0130 0757 1403 2002

Time 0217 0830 1443 2046

Ht 0.79 2.41 1.23 2.47

Ht 0.77 2.55 1.05 2.56

Ht 0.77 2.67 0.89 2.63



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

Weather details

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

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


RSPCA: Contact: Bev Goodchild P: 8987 2243

Tide times – Gove Harbour Wed 05

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

Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

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

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

Church services

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

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

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Dan Wagg P: 0409 679 938

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

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

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

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E:

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

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 26 32.6 19.1 NIL Tuesday 27 31.7 18.4 NIL Wednesday 28 30.8 18.8 NIL Thursday 29 30.9 19.0 NIL Friday 30 32.5 20.6 NIL Saturday 1 31.5 21.0 NIL Sunday 2 32.8 18.7 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 0.0 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Sep. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 2

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1014.6 hPa on Monday Min: 1008 hPa on Saturday Averages for the month October Max temp: 31.7 Min temp: 21.5 Rainfall: 7.1 mm


Club Veteran Terry Kelly can still mix it with the young ones.

Rob Young ready for a backhand.

Butler and Grieve clean sweep championships By GOVE TENNIS CLUB TENNIS Gove held its annual Club Championships senior event from September 23 to 25. Forty one competitors competed for the championship titles ranging from some juniors contesting for it to the oldies brushing off the cobwebs New comer to town from Adelaide, Damian Butler joined the club the same week the tournament was played and cleaned swept with a bag of titles winning the Men’s Open Singles, Open Doubles and Mixed Open Doubles. Damian only dropped two games in his round robin matches defeating the number three seed 9-1. Winning his pool placed him in the semi against Kelan Pearson who was home from boarding school. Kelan had defeated the number two seed but had some close matches against the other players. Number one seed Jake Mayer also went through to the semi and Michael Mayer made up the fourth player finishing as the best second placer. Kelan played well, but could not find the form he had in his round robin matches. Some tight line shots had the players on their toes contesting every shot. Damian a strong player at the net, got the edge and closed out the match at 9-5. In the other semi, brothers Jake and Michael Mayer fought it out for the final placing. Some big hitting and great passing shots from both players had the spectators in awe but the score was one sided with Jake going through 9-1. A score line that did not reflect the match.

Mayer wanting the title was eager to get on with the match. Butler struggling with the heat, refreshed from his semi, took to the court. A great match to watch but too many unforced errors from Mayer, gave Butler the title with a win 9-5. Donna Marie Grieve was too strong for the ladies in the Women’s Social event claiming three titles for 2011. Winning her pool not dropping a game. In the opposite pool Sarah Trusz had two tight matches against Jackie Willmott 7-5 and Nat Grant 6-4. Sarah just getting through to the final was no match for Donna-Marie whom did not drop a game having a convincing win 6-0. A shock for club manager and coach Nicky Mayer who entered the Women’s Open to make up numbers for the other competitors. Mayer was shocked to come out on top of Selena O’Sullivan and Sally Naughton to win the Open Singles 9-4 & 9-2 respectively. Mayer admits though she was on fire but lost a bit of that form as the weekend went on but managed to also win the Women’s Open Doubles with partner Terry Keily. The oldies were too strong for their younger counter parts only dropping 3 games in the Doubles. In the Men’s Social Singles, Paul Myerscough was back in town for work and it just happened that the tournament was on. Paul has been a past winner over the years. Meeting Jake Larsen in the final it was thought that Jake might get the upper hand, but Paul was head down and on with the job taking the title at 6-2.

Paul teamed up with Gil Avila in the Men’s Social Doubles. After winning their pool, they met Aslan Perwick and Scott Sims. Aslan and Scott had paired up in the Gove Open and were runner up in that event and decided to try their luck again. A great match and lots of excitement from both teams. Gil is always one to contest the net, and in the end Gil and Paul held on to take the match 7-5. A great final. In the Women’s Social Doubles there were some close matches before the finals. Jackie Willmott and Anna Harris only just got through over the number two seeds, Sarah Trusz and Terri Robinson. Anna and Jackie met Donna-Marie and Di Gentle in the final. Di and Donna-Marie have been hard to beat over the years and stand solid together. A great game and some desperation shots saw Donna-Marie and Di get up with a close 6-4 win. In a last minute bid to fill the draw on the day, Sarah and Billy Trusz made up the numbers, but upset the number one seeds, just getting through to the final with some very close results. Facing it off against Donna-Marie who was unseeded did not even have a partner at the start of the event. Tournament director Nicky, found Donna-Marie a partner at the last minute that proved to work in her favour. Scott Sims put his hand up to fill in which saw them make it through to the finals. A great game and some great shots down the line where spectators witnessed players in desperation changing hands just to get racquet on ball. Donna-Marie and Scott closed out the match in great style defeating the Trusz’s 6-2.

In the Men’s Open Doubles number 1 seeds, Michael Mayer and Roy Kellaway just scraped through to the final with a very close win against Kris Boyd and Billy Trusz 9-8. In the other pool, Damian Butler teamed up with Paul Mery winning their pool over Zsolt Bircsak/ Rob Young and Jake Larsen/Kelan Pearson. This was a good game to watch with some great baseline drives from Mayer, but Butler is just too strong at the net making the young ones work for every point. Paul and Damian went on to take the title 9-4. In the Mixed Open Doubles, Butler had teamed up with Selena O’Sullivan. This duo only dropped th games in four matches. A great stat. Finishing in runner up was Sally Naughton and Michael Mayer. Having a couple of close matches just got through over Terry Keily and Rob Young. The Club would like to thank all the players that entered to finish off the year with a great weekend of tennis. The Junior members will contest their titles for Club Champion on the weekend of the October 14 -16. Entries closed on Friday September 30, but if you have missed out in getting your entry in please contact club manger Nicky Mayer on 0407 460 487 or email Nicky on tennisgove@ A reminder for all members that the club’s Presentation Night will be held at the Surf Club on Saturday October 29. Bookings essential. A three course dinner - $25 adults and $10 kids under 12. Contact Nicky to book your tickets. Visitors welcome to attend.

Bintang Daly wrong footed in the Men’s Open Doubles.

Zsolt Bircsak keps smiling through his game.

Paul Myerscough

Brendan O’Sullivan has his eye on the ball.

Tracy Naughton lines up a forehand shot.

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Gove soccer players play well in Cairns

A mixed team of Walkabout Winners and Cruisers representing Walkabout Lodge and Gove Toyota - Shayne Mogg, David Graetz, Kirsty Winter, Tony Weldon, John Tourish.

The Gove Junior Footballer Club played in Cairns last month. By DAVID HILL THE GJFC once again had the opportunity to take to Cairns their U15 mixed team to play three friendly soccer matches with the Redlynch Junior Football Club. All matches were played at the Redlynch club ground with the first game on Friday afternoon September 9, the second on Saturday morning and on Sunday morning. The first match was against the Redlynch U15 boy’s season team which played strongly and scored first. Gove struggled to get into there rhythm and in the first five minutes scored the first goal from a corner penalty. At half time the score was 5-2 Redlynch way. Final score was, 10-4 to Redlynch with Joe Lewellyn score all points for Gove. On Saturday Redlynch provided a mixed team but were short two players. Great sportsmanship from Rebecca Hill, Kevin Mitchell and Elizabeth Misob who helped make

up the numbers for Redlynch and played against their own side. Gove came out strong and with two quick goals from a pass from Daniel Olivera to Courtney Hodgson into goal. The second was from a penalty shot given to the team goal keeper Harry walker directly in from to slam the second into goal. A number of attempts from Saille Frumenze and Joe Lines through the match kept ball play in the Redlynch half. Joe Lewelyyn scored from a pass from Daniel Olivera with two more tries from Saille Frumeze taking the half time score to 5-1. Full time score was 9-4 with two points from Daniel Olivera, one from Joe Lewellyn and one more from Saille Frumenze. The last match on Sunday again was with a mixed Redlynch side but again was short by two players. Sam Smith and Leilani Ani exchanged jerseys to make up the numbers for Redlynch. Gove again was dominant with early goals from a corner pass from

Daniel Olivera to Joe Lines with a great header and another corner to Joe Lewellyn. Roy Kalleway core the third with Joe Lewellyn scoring two more, Saille Frumenze 1, Joe Lines 1 more, Kevin Mitchel 1, Bintang Daly 1 and Elizabeth Misob 1. With a half time score at 11-0. To even up the match Joe Lewellyn and Saille Frumenze were given to Redlynch to allow a more even game. The exchange held back the scoring rate with only one more goal from Daniel Olivera with a full time result being 12-0. The team showed great sportsmanship throughout the weekend and the Gove Junior football Club would like to thank RioTinto for there assistance, Qantas Antonio Morais, Camilla and Ian Jovicic. Funding comes from the Football Club’s canteen which is run throughout the year and they also received funding from Rio. The players are subsidised so the fee is reduced from $750 down to $400.

The ‘Arnhem Healers’, represented by Miwatj - Julie Strauss, Craig Pullen, Cath Hampton and Norman Dulvarie.

Runners doing it in halves By ROGER SPRAGUE

These runners took along a future runner.

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ON SUNDAY about 20 keen runners took part in the annual Runners North half marathon, a distance of 21.1km. The event was scheduled to start at 6am to beat the heat, but a number of very keen runners were ready to go at 5am due to the confusion caused by the time on mobile phones automatically being put forward an hour during the night due to the start of daylight savings in the Southern states. The course started at the Lions park, wove through town and onto the start of the Rio Tinto bike track, then continued out past Wallaby Beach and returned the same way. It was an outstanding effort by all runners to complete the course in excellent times as the morning was humid and without even a breath of refreshing wind. On return to the Lions park the runners were greeted by a breakfast kindly provided by Rio Tinto Alcan. Category winners were presented with $100 gift vouchers from GTO - John Drysdale 1:43:24, Terri Dupe 1:50:03, Dave Outen 2:20:36, and Kaz Morrow 2:06:14.

The Dignitary Fill ins - Donna Seibert Golf Club, Ross Theedom Nhulunbuy Corporation, Chris Young Chamber of Commerce and Ricky from Rio Tinto.

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Local chamber tees off By TREACY HARRY THE Walkabout Winners (representing the Walkabout Lodge staff members), proved outright winners leaving the other 14 golf teams trailing behind, as they all battled for the title of Golfing Legends in the nine hole Ambrose golf match at the inaugural Chamber of Commerce NT East Arnhem Golf Day. Fifteen teams from local businesses of Gove Peninsula, stepped up to the challenge to prove once and for all who is the Gove Golfing Guru, in a match described as an entertaining day out at the Gove Country Golf Club, Friday September 23. Walkabout Lodge took out overall legendary status for the day with the help of Tony Weldon, Peter Grubesic, John Tourish and Shayne Mogg. Shayne Mogg was also the player to take out the prize for closest to the pin in two shots. The Amazing Cruisers, although two persons down on a four person team, were gracious in defeat. They were very happy to take home the Chamber of Commerce golf day wooden spoons. The day wasn’t a complete loss as a Cruiser member also took out the lucky door prize. Other prize winners included YBE Champs with the nearest to the pin, Toll 3 taking the prize for individual shot into square on Fairway and Scott Sims from Toll winning the longest drive. The Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all the sponsors including the major sponsor Toll Marine Logistics for their generous donations and gifts. The day was recognised as a huge success with teams happy with the events and course during day. The next Chamber of Commerce NT East Arnhem golf day will be held in September 2012. A reminder of all the upcoming events in October: October Business Month Live Stream at the Walkabout Lodge on October 10, with Lisa Curry-Kenny in conjunction with ITEC Business @ Sunset free event from 5.30pm also at the Walkabout Lodge. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce NT East Arnhem Executive Officer Treacy Harry on 08 8987 1985 to book your seats.

A very bright and happy Pests, Rob Palazzi, Paul Dodd, Graeme Deppler, David Suter.

Team ‘Operators’ representing Lirrwi Tours taking a drink break - Matt Grooby, Lee Gordon and Simon Hill.

The Winners of the Best Team Score - Walkabout Winners - Peter Grubesic, John Tourish, Steve Brown from Toll, Tony Weldon and Shayne Mogg.

New team at the Golf Club

Julie and Andrew Bridge ready for a new challenge at the Gove Country Golf Club. THERE are two new faces in town at the Gove Country Golf Club as a new manager has been appointed. Andrew and Julie Bridge are no strangers to Gove as Andrew has been coming over from Darwin to instruct students at local schools for a number of years. On his most recent trip he noticed the position for manager of the Club was being advertised and he and his wife thought it would be an ideal opportunity for them. They are working closely with the committee to take the Club forward. Andrew has been working as a professional golfer for eight years but said his main focus would be to ensure smooth running of the clubhouse before he ventured onto the course with lessons. In the matter of a month the couple has made the change packing up their house in Darwin and they arrived on Thursday, September 22 ready for the handover on Saturday. Andrew said he already had a strong grasp on the aspects of golfing and was gaining an understanding of the liquor and gaming regulations needed to run the club. The Waterfront Cafe runs independently in conjunction with the Club and operating hours will remain the same. Andrew is looking at ways to increase the membership as well as encouraging businesses to organise corporate golf days. “We will be providing basic golf lessons before these days to encourage non players to give it a go,” he said. He admits it will be a huge learning curve but is sure they can move the club forward with the support of the committee. Julie, whose background has been in the hospitality industry, said they were focusing on the family atmosphere at the club and would be tailoring activities along those lines. “We have a very strong junior section under the leadership of Allen Fanning and junior members are always encouraged to join. There are already free clinics for them every Sunday morning and these are proving increasingly popular. While the kids play the parents take the time to relax and catch up with friends at the club. “Juniors are always welcome to come along and we have spare clubs for those who don’t have their own.” The Club is open for social functions and special event and Andrew is open to suggestions fro organising events for the community. Andrew and Julie are looking forward to meeting the locals and encourage them to come along the the Gove Country Golf Club.

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

THIS WEEKEND… Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8

GRANT PUKEROA Wednesdays at 6pm Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15


Competition pool every Tuesday night Come and play pool with the 8 Ball team!

Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22




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








AHA Harbottle Gold Plate Award

Arnhem Club “Bottle O” Bottleshop Specials Specials start Monday, October 3  Finish Sunday, October 9 Bundy Rum 700ml



Banrock Station 2lt Wine Casks Tooheys News stubs carton


Strongbow Cider stubs carton


Carlton Mid 30 pack cans carton


XXXX Gold stubs





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