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LNP landslide THE seat of Cook has returned to the Coalition ranks for the first time since 1977 following Saturday’s resounding State election result, with the LNP’s David Kempton the new Member. Mr Kempton said the result was “fantastic”. “There was a lot hard work and it is a really good result. “I also was a bit surprised at the extent of the swing across the State; it was greater than we expected; it was a bit of a surprise.” Mr Kempton said he would establish principal offices in Mareeba and Thursday Island, with visiting offices in Weipa, Cooktown and Port Douglas. Mr Kempton said his first priority was to consult with the communities to determine their priorities. “There is only a limited amount of money across the State, and we need to determine the priorities and not waste money on other issues. “Our first goal is to determine the short-term goals and then plan for the longer-term.” Mr Kempton said: “I will have an implicit program of consultation with the communities across the electorate to discuss and decide the best outcomes for them. “I want to be involved with real people and getting their hearts and minds behind our agenda and then there will be some real change,” he said. Former Member Jason O’Brien will take a short break and then “get on with my life and be happy”. Mr O’Brien served three terms, but has been part of the political process for about 15 years. “I was an electrician before that, but I won’t be going back to that; I’ll have to study and undergo some retraining.” However, he has ruled out a return to politics. “I served for four years on the Cairns City Council and eight years in State Parliament. “I’ve had my say and it’s time for someone else to have a turn; I had a good run.” Mr O’Brien, 42, said: “It was an honour to serve, and I mean that most sincerely. “It is a rare privilege to be elected; many put their hands up but never get a chance to serve. “Serving as the Member for Cook has been a special part of my life and I put my heart and soul into it.” Mr O’Brien congratulated new Member David Kempton. “I wish David all the best and hope he serves the people,” he said.

The Liberal National Party made sure of its presence on election day with the colourful crew of Richard Jones, Erin Fergus and Daphne Fenton on the job early at the Cooktown State School, handing out election material. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON Katter’s Australian Party’s Lachlan Bensted said he was “absolutely happy” with the result for the KAP. “To start from where we did six months ago to get a swing of almost 22 per cent at our first attempt really shows the confidence of the community in the seat of Cook. That also applies to the 11.6 per cent across the State. “It clearly shows we will be a force in upcoming elections.” Mr Bensted, 26, says he will continue to be involved in politics. “I’m a local bloke who lives in the electorate (outside Mareeba), and I want to be there for the next time. “I want to thank all our supporters for their support during the last six months, and having so many people on the ground gives us a lot of confidence.” Mr Bensted said he wanted to congratulate Mr Kempton on his victory. “Many people said they were happy to see a young bloke who was interested in the future and


has prepared to put his hand up. “I’m not going anywhere.”The Cooktown Local News contacted a number of readers and asked them if they had changed their vote, if so to whom and the major reason why. Wild Rivers, World Heritage and a refusal by the Bligh government to listen to the opinion of the electorate caused more damage to Jason O’Brien than his own personal performance. In fact, it appears he perished on the party line sword. Most of those who switched gave their vote to Lachlan Bensted because they were either dissatisfied with the Bligh government or had no faith in either of the major political parties. Of those polled, there was one lady who said she had always voted for One Nation, but had switched to Bensted on the basis of the wild rivers issue. “Enough is enough,” she said. A man who changed from the LNP to Bensted said the major parties were letting us down. “And let’s not forget Labor’s debt,” he said.


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At the close of counting on Saturday night after 17,725 votes or 65.23 per cent of the primary votes had been counted, Mr Kempton had polled 6679 votes or 37.68 per cent of the primary votes, ahead of Mr O’Brien 5911 (33.35%), Katter’s Australian Party’s Lachlan Bensted 3860 (21.78%), Greens’ Riley George 905 (5.11%) and James Evans (One Nation Party) 370 (2.09%). There were 352 informal. After the partial allocation of preferences, Mr Kempton had 7920 (53.04%) and Mr O’Brien 7012 (46.96%). Bob Scott (1977-1989), Steve Bredhauer (1989-2004) and Jason O’Brien (2004-2012) have held the seat continuously for Labor since Eric Deeral (National) held the seat from 1974-1977. All parties took significant hits with Mr Bensted polling more than 42000 votes. Mr O’Brien’s primary dropped 12.70 per cent from the 2009 figures of 10,4656 (46.05%), while the LNP vote dropped 4.73 per cent from 9629 (42.41%). The Greens’ vote dropped from 1510 (6.65%) by 1.54 per cent. Independent Michaelangelo Newie received 1111 (4.89%) in 2009. Mr O’Brien was the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees in the previous Parliament. Mr Kempton, a lawyer, won the major centres, such as Mareeba, Port Douglas and Mossman. In Mareeba, the new Member polled 847 votes (39.58%) ahead of Mr Bensted 746 (34.86%) and Mr O’Brien 446 (20.84%), while in Mareeba West it was Mr Kempton 424 (37.03%), Mr Bensted 419 (36.59%) and Mr O’Brien 236 (20.61%). Mr Kempton finished with 615 votes (42.41%) in Mossman, from Mr Bensted 330 (22.76%) and Mr O’Brien 343 (23.66%), and repeated the effort in Port Douglas with 838 (52.67%) from Mr O’Brien 341 (21.43%), Mr Riley 216 (13.58%) and Mr Bensted 176 (11.06%). The LNP has 74 seats, ALP 7, KAP 2, Independents 2 with four undecided. The LNP vote across the state was 49.5 per cent an increase of 8.4%, while the ALP was 26.8 per cent (-15.9%), KAP 11.6%, Greens 7.4% (-0.6%).

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to or phone Gary Hutchison on 1300 867 737.

March Sat 31. Cape York Folk Club, organisers of the Wallaby

Creek Festival, will hold their AGM at the Lions Den Hotel from 4pm. Sat 31. Concert pianists Kirill Monorosi and Mikhail Yarzhembovskiy will perform at Nature’s PowerHouse from 5.30pm.

April Sun 1. Opening of “Finders Keepers” exhibition at Nature’s PowerHouse.

Sun 1. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from

1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for information. Tue 3. Cooktown Writers’ Group meeting is cancelled. Tue 3. Swim for your Life from 11am to noon at the Cooktown Pool. Tue 3. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5088 for information. Wed 4. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm. Thu 5. Learn about drinking and driving at Drink Rite Program at Sovereign Resort Hotel from 6pm. Sat 7. Cooktown SSAA Field Rifle Shoot from 9am. Sun 8. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Tue 10. Swim for your Life from 11am to noon at the Cooktown Pool. Tue 10. South Cape York Catchments meeting at Sovereign Resort Hotel from 6pm. Tue 10. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charolotte Street from 8pm. Call 4069 5088 for information. Wed 11. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm. Sat 14. Service Piston Shoot from 1.30pm. Sun 15. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charolotte Street from 1.30pm. Call 4069 5626 for information. Tue 17. Swim for your Life from 11am to noon at the Cooktown Pool. Tue 17. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charolotte Street from 8pm. Call 4069 5088 for information. Wed 18. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm. Fri 20. Cooktown P & C annual general meeting at the Events Centre from 9.45am. Sun 22. Cooktown SSAA Practical Shoot from 9am. Sun 22. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charolotte Street from 1.30pm. Call 4069 5626 for information.

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Peter Scott’s view on council IN the lead up to Council elections it is important to take a balanced and practical view of what we would like to do and what can be realistically achieved. Aspirations are essential, and imagination and proactivity are the keys to progress - but we have to be real. Cook Shire strategies and policies, whilst determined by Community, Corporate and Regional Plans are constrained and fashioned by our vast size and small population, remoteness and seasonal weather impositions and our environmental and social complexity. Council decisions are based on debate and discussion and are invariably made in the best

interests of the majority of our Shire residents. Hard decisions are often necessary and there is a good deal of truth in saying, “if you can’t be friends with your enemies and enemies with your friends - don’t get into local government.” We as Cook Shire residents understand that we live in a grossly over-regulated region and State, and that much of the legislation that affects us is passed for the sake of political gain. But the rules and regulations are just that - laws that for better or worse have to be obeyed - until they can be changed. Your council, along with local government representative bodies at regional, state and federal levels, is constantly lobbying for

O’Brien says thank you

that change and rationalisation and we are encouraged by the prospective new government’s promise of more authority and less red tape for councils. Our town and shire are in good shape compared to so many others. Over the last eight years we have received over $500M worth of infrastructure and services investment from state and federal government. Our need for government support as an economic base is blatantly obvious, but withdrawal of government subsidies and more levies and fees means our cost of living - and lifestyle, is high - and the price we pay for living here. But we are privileged compared to so much of the rest of Australia and the world and

JUST a short note to thank the people in the Cook electorate for giving me the great privilege of serving them these last eight years. It has been an honour and I am proud of what has been achieved across the 40-odd disparate communities I have represented.

despite our fragile economy and challenging social environment, real progress has been made in the last few years. The upcoming council election is not geographically based, so the old “divisions” are gone. Your vote will be an opportunity to select your representatives, wherever they reside, who can best contribute knowledge, experience and effort towards our common goals. Thanks for your support over the last eight years. I have again nominated for Mayor and ask for your support to keep us moving forward in a carefully considered and progressive manner. Peter Scott Mayoral candidate Cook Shire

I would like to particularly thank my loyal party members and booth workers for sticking with me and the ALP in the toughest of times for the party. I wish the new Member for Cook David Kempton every success in his new role. Jason O’Brien

P & C cooks up a storm at elections

CHURCH SERVICES Baptist: Hogg Street, near IGA, 9.30am Sun. Phone 4069 5155. Assembly of God: Gungarde, 9.30am Sun; Home group 7.30pm Tue; young adults 7pm Thu. Phone 4069 5070. Catholic: 6pm Sat and 8.30am Sun, St Mary’s, Cooktown. Phone 4069 5730. Anglican: Christ Church Chapel, Sun 8.30am. Phone 4069 6778, 0428 696 493. Rossville Christian Fellowship: Elsie Hatfield’s, 8am Sun. Phone 4060 3968. Lutheran: Hope Vale at 9am on Sunday, Cooktown. Phone either 4060 9197 or 0419 023 114.

Cooktown State School P & C President Nikki Darvell and Treasurer Jodie Haendel cooked up a storm on election day raising money for the organisation. THE Cooktown State School Parents support it would not have been possible. moved to Friday, April 20 at at 9.45am in and Citizens Association would like to So please, support the local businesses the Events Centre meeting room. Everyone thank the Cooktown community for their who support your kids, they are: Ambience is welcome. It is the annual general meeting, so if overwhelming support of the cent sale and Boutique, Cooktown Bakery, Cooktown barbecue that was held at the school during Quality Meats, Cape Crusaders, the Hope you would like to volunteer your time to Saturday’s election. Vale Butchery and The West Coast Hotel. help make Cooktown State School a great We raised $700 for the students of I would also like to thank Ashleigh place in which to be educated, please come our school and sold 15kg of sausages. Jerome and Jessica Gilmore for a huge effort along. See you there Congratulations to all the lucky people who on the day. It was great to see the students of our school volunteering their time to raise Nikki Darvell won prizes. I would like to thank all the sponsors who funds for the P&C. Thanks girls. President donated items, as without their generous The next meeting of the P&C has been Cooktown State School P&C

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Seventeen running for council elections

Waiting patiently for Tuesday’s ballot draw for the upcoming Local Government election is candidate for Councillor Robyn Holmes and Mayoral candidate Greg Whittaker. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

COOK Shire residents have three Mayoral candidates and 17 candidates for the role of Councillor from whom to choose in the upcoming Local Government election which will determine the make-up of the new Shire Council. Candidates had an unexpected wait on Tuesday to learn at which place their names would appear on the ballot paper. Originally advised the ballot would be conducted at about 3pm, a delay in the Electoral Commission Queensland system meant the draw was not done until after 5pm. Number one on the Mayoral ballot form is Greg Whittaker, number two is Jenny Moxham and incumbent Mayor Peter Scott drew number three. And there are plenty of choices for the six Councillor positions, with the following candidates listed in the

order they were drawn in the ballot: Serge Petelin, Glen Shephard, Charlie Martin, Kaz Price, Robyn Holmes, Penny Johnson, David Webber, Sue Juffs, Steve Weise, Matt Trezise, Russell Bowman, Susan Clark, Jennifer Midgley, Joy Marriott, Waratah Nicholls, Alan Wilson, Steven Smith, Charlie Martin and Alan Wilson are the only two members of the outgoing Council to have nominated. While Marilyn Clark, Patricia Gordon and Danny Lee had indicated very early that they did not intend to stand again, Col Burns’ decision not to run again was only made on Tuesday morning. “I was undecided right up until the last minute,” Mr Burns said. “But I’m 71 at my next birthday and I’ve been in Council for 16 of the last 18 years and I thought it was time to make the most of life.”

Cops need cash to get rolling Serving the Cape since 1954

By GARY HUTCHISON COOKTOWN Police are hoping residents and business owners will donate a total of just over $2000 so they can start push bike patrols in a bid to lower the crime rate in and around the central business district. The money will be used to purchase two bicycles, two helmets, lights and four uniforms for the officers who will be involved in the new patrols. At last Thursday’s Cooktown Neighbourhood Watch meeting, Officer in Charge of the local station Senior Sergeant John McArthur and Constable Lachlan McManus detailed the dilemmas they face. “If we have to go through the usual bureaucratic channels, it could take up to 18 months for the funding to be approved,” Constable McManus said. “But if we can call on the generosity of the locals, we can get this up and running in no time, with the community having a sense of ownership over the initiative.” Constable McManus said staff at Cooktown station are well aware of the town’s “hot spots” and the late night cruisers who are responsible for a big percentage of offences committed after dark. “The trouble is, Cooktown is so quiet they know as soon as we start the LandCruisers up and they hide,” he said. “And they can hear us from a mile away, so we’re automatically at a disadvantage. “On bikes, we’ll have the advantage of stealth that we don’t have in vehicles.” He said bike patrols were highly successful in other areas and would be equally successful here.

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Snr Sgt McArthur said crews would be rostered on staggered shifts, as well as being combined with officers patrolling in motor vehicles. “The officers on bikes will work during the day, late at night and into the early morning,” he said. “We know the trends required and with the crews on bikes pedalling around, we can improve our clear-up rate as well as bringing some peace on those nights when the youth are getting around causing trouble.” He said daylight patrols would also increase police visibility and improve public relations with the members of his station. Const. McManus said that Cooktown Ceramics & Fine Arts Shop Proprietor David Webber was not only willing to supply the bikes at a significant discount, but had also

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offered a year’s worth of free servicing for the machines. “Dave’s been very generous with his offer,” he said. “It effectively means a 45 per cent discount, which brings us so much closer to getting started. “We just need the rest of the community to get behind us so we can get into the saddles.” Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott, a member of Neighbourhood Watch, said the idea was a wonderful initiative. “I’m 100 per cent behind this,” he said. “The sooner we can get the cash in the better.” Anyone wanting to donate towards this cause can do so at the front desk of the Cook Shire Council.

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Cooktown Police Constable Lachlan McManus is hoping local businesses and residents will donate funds so that bicycles similar to this one can be purchased for the use in bike patrols of the central business district. Photo:GARY HUTCHISON.

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Know your limit before you blow over HAVE you driven your car after having a couple of drinks, thinking you were under the legal limit, only to find yourself in court facing drink driving charges? If not yourself, then do you know somebody who has found themselves in that position? You can now get the facts on standard drinks, breath alcohol concentrations and responsible drinking when the Sovereign Resort Hotel hosts a “Drink Rite” event next Thursday, April 5 from 6pm. The event will involve a standard drinks presentation and at least six participants who will consume alcohol over a two hour period. A police officer will then breath test the participants every half hour, with the readings and amount of alcohol each person has consumed recorded on a poster for everyone to see and discuss. Cooktown Police Constable Andrew Finall said Drink Rite helps people learn about the alcohol content of different drinks and what constitutes a standard drink and the effect these have on drinkers. “People have been keen to find out how many standard drinks they are actually pouring when they make themselves a drink and are generally surprised at the difference in readings for drinkers who are consuming alcohol of varying strengths,” Constable Finall said. “Many factors determine the effect alcohol will have on a person at any given time, but the Drink Rite program

The Sovereign Resort Hotel is the venue for next Thursday’s “Drink Rite” presentation. Seen here are bar attendant Al Burton with patron Wade Stevens who think the initiative is a good idea. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. shows participants how quickly standard drinks can increase their alcohol concentrations. “Previous Drink Rite events have found most drinkers are keen to

monitor their alcohol consumption and the overall general response from patrons is encouraging.” Constable Finall said he was looking forward to a big turn-out on

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Concert pianist Mikhail Yarzhembovskiy will perform at Nature’s PowerHouse on Saturday night with Kirill Monorosi. Photo submitted. AFTER a poor excuse for a wet season and a musical drought, can music lovers resist the exciting opportunity to attend a classical piano concert at Nature’s PowerHouse this Saturday night, March 31? Audience regulars will remember Kirill Monorosi, who last year brought Bach specialist Inge Rosar to play for us. Also teaching at the famous BauhausWeimar University in Germany, is Mikhail Yarzhembovskiy, who has heard so much about this wonderful place that Kirill was determined to bring him to Cooktown during his Australian visit. Mikhail will play some of the works of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin,

Schubert and Bartok, after which Kirill will introduce his Cooktown faithful to a newly discovered work by a lesser known Russian composer, Cesar Cui. Cui was a composer and music critic as well as working in his “day job” as a military officer, specializing in fortifications. He was regarded as one of “The Five”, a circle of composers who met in Saint Petersburg between 1856-70. Other members included Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The concert will begin earlier than usual at 5.30pm. The admission fee is $30, which will include a glass of bubbly supplied by the Sovereign Resort Hotel and some nibbles contributed by music lovers.


Appreciation given to local business supporters COOKTOWN Newsagency proprietors Carol and Ian McKinna recently rewarded loyal customers who chose to shop local for their school supplies and support locally owned businesses. Anyone who bought back to school supplies with them automatically went into a draw for a prize pool which included a variety of prizes such as a scooter, telescope, art sets, games and more. “Many families have placed their back to school order with us for years and we wanted to thank them for that support,” Carol said. Winners in the competition were Conner Meldrum, McKenzie Lewis, True Oldaker, Sarah Frew, Ben Keagan, Rachel Millar and Katherine Weston. She said she and Ian had employed many students in the business during the last 11 years, which they could not do without the continued support of the community. “This gives them the skills and confidence for future careers,” she said. Members of the Cooktown State School’s extended community since 1980 when their first child enrolled in the school, the couple have continued to support since. “We also support the local schools through sponsorships,” she said. Carol invited everyone in the community to visit local businesses and familiarise themselve with what each business had to offer. “Businesses and residents all need to support one another so we can continue to grow and create employment and retain the facilities we have,” she said.

Pictured with Cooktown Newsagency proprietor Carol McKinna are back to school prize winners (from left) Conner Meldrum, McKenzie Lewis, True Oldaker, Sarah Frew and Ben Keagan. Other winners but absent from photo were Rachel Millar and Katherine Weston. Photo submitted.

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It’s all happening here at the toppy! New at The Top Pub... With less than three months to go before the June long weekend, the hard work is about to start for the Re-enaction Association. Seen here from left are President Loretta Sullivan, Committee member Rhonda Hill and Treasurer Kimberley Sullivan. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. THE erection of a Bama statue to properly recognise the importance of the Aboriginal people of the region has been firmly placed high on the agenda for the Cooktown Re-enactment Association’s committee elected at its recent annual general meeting. New President Loretta Sullivan said the statue has been talked about for the last seven years, but it is now time to act. “It has been the wish of our association to recognise the importance of the Aboriginal people of our region whose ancestors had seven meetings with Captain Cook and his men here at the Endeavour River (Waalumbaal Birri) in 1770,” Mrs Sullivan said. “I can’t stress how important these meetings between our two cultures were historically, not only to our community but indeed to the history of our country and we intend to follow through with this matter as a priority.” Mrs Sullivan said the subject of the statue was raised at the

Cooktown Seminar which was held in November last year and is one of two projects which the committee is currently pursuing in earnest. “The second project is the cleaning up and highlighting of the site which we are calling Reconciliation Rocks where one of these meetings took place,” she said. “We believe this to be the site where the first recorded reconciliation in Australia took place and should be recognised as a site of significance to the people of Australia. “It is situated at the mangrove end of Furneaux Street.” She said the Cook Shire Council had erected a sign at the site, with the project currently on hold awaiting approval of the Cooktown Foreshore Development Plan. “Committee members have been speaking to people around the community and the feeling appears to be supportive of the Bama statue,” she said.

“However, we need to ensure that as many people as possible are consulted on this matter so we will be holding meetings in Hope Vale and Cooktown in the next two months to guage the amount of community support for both of these projects.” With herself as President, Mrs Sullivan is joined on the committee by Alberta Hornsby as Vice-President, Jo Wain as Secretary, Kimberley Sullivan as Treasurer and Jennifer Graf as a general committee member. She said the association will be needing a lot more voluntary assistance this year. “As the Re-enactment is the main focus of the Discovery Festival and we are now no longer responsible for organising the whole Festival, we want to focus on making this year’s Re-enactment the best it’s ever been,” she said. Anyone interested can contact Loretta Sullivan on 4069 5139 or by email me at:

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Cape presence in Ashgrove on election day

Cape York traditional owner Phyllis Yunkaporta (left) with Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and another traditional owner in Ashgrove on Saturday for the state election. Photo submitted.

CAPE York traditional owners who campaigned on election day in Brisbane against the wild rivers legislation and a blanket World Heritage proposal achieved a significant win for their people, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has said. A contingent of traditional owners, including members of Cape York Sustainable Futures, travelled to Brisbane to ensure voters in the critical seat of Ashgrove were aware of the real risks posed by the controversial policy. Mr Entsch said their tireless campaign efforts not only helped LNP leader Campbell Newman win his seat - and in turn the role of premier - but it also convinced many south-east Queenslanders that wild rivers was a poor policy that would hinder efforts by Indigenous communities to pursue economic and social opportunities. “The passion showed by respected Cape York elders such as Phyllis Yunkaporta in fighting this ill-conceived policy is commendable and admirable,” Mr Entsch said. “Phyllis and her hard-working team made it clear to people in Brisbane that wild rivers is a legislation that would threaten their way of life. “Traditional owners have managed their own country for tens of thousands of years yet the Labor government, at the

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ART lovers are reminded the Finder’s Keepers exhibition will open at Nature’s PowerHouse at 11am on Sunday, April 1. If you’re happy to share your favourite discoveries, take them to NPH next Thursday, March 29 or Friday, March 30. That will allow staff sufficient time to get the display well set up. Don’t forget, everybody is invited to the opening from 11am - rain, hail or shine. Jacqui Sykes, one of the organisers said wellknown shore-scavengers like Barrie Hunter, Philip Morris and others are among the exhibitors. “Come along and share a cuppa,” Jacqui said. “See what they bring! “We hope to get lots of people swapping yarns and showing off the loot they have found. “If you haven’t got anything ready, why not get your boots on and hunt up some treasures from the shore?” For more information call Jacqui or Bev at Nature’s PowerHouse on 4069 6004.

Catchments meeting SOUTH Cape York Catchments members are reminded their next meeting will be held at the Sovereign Resort Hotel on Tuesday, April 10 from 6pm. Agenda items at this stage include: Celebrating the completion of the Annan Endeavour Water quality report - seven years of work by Christina, CYMAG and SCYC, new contracts for consideration/approval, consideration of a Community Action Grant submission for fencing Stuckeys Creek near Black Mountain and progress on World Heritage consultation. Those intending to attend, or who have additional items to be included on the agenda are asked to email Jason Carroll on catchment@cooktownscyc.

behest of The Wilderness Society, decided that Cape York landholders should not have a say in their own country or their future, and this was effected first through the wild rivers legislation then through the efforts to introduce blanket World Heritage listing across the whole Cape.” Mr Entsch, who last week presented a speech in federal parliament about the disadvantages posed by wild rivers legislation, said traditional owners deserved the right to choose how their country was managed, including the ability to decide what economic activities could occur. “The outgoing state government treated Cape York people with contempt in introducing wild rivers legislation,” he said. “This election result is a damning indictment on The Wilderness Society and their political puppets imposing an agenda that is more about fundraising and securing votes in metropolitan Australia than the best interests of Cape York residents.” Mr Entsch said he looked forward to working with the Cape York community and the new state government, particularly Member for Cook David Kempton, to reinstate security of tenure to Cape York landholders and give Cape York residents the opportunity to determine their own future.

Don’t be an April fool

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Educator Cass Sorensen is calling on all residents to ensure they have smoke alarms installed, to check their batteries and test them on Sunday, April 1. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. DON’T be an April Fool this Sunday - that’s the message the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is delivering with its appeal to residents to be sure they have adequate protection with fire alarms. Local Volunteer Educator Cass Sorensen said there were three things the QFRS was asking people to do on Sunday, April 1 which is traditionally known as April Fool’s Day. “The first thing is that if people don’t have fire alarms in their homes, then they need to install them immediately,” she said. “Secondly, they should install new batteries. “And third, test your fire alarms to be sure they’re working.” Ms Sorensen said that ever since fire alarms had been invented, there was one very simple message that keeps being delivered. “Smoke alarms save lives,” she said. “But they have to be properly installed with fresh batteries and tested regularly.”

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Phillip Wayne Buhmann - June 9, 1961 to March 18, 2012 PHILLIP Wayne Buhmann - better known as Wayne - was born on June 9, 1961, the elder of two sons born to Kevin and Robyn Buhmann. Growing up in Cooktown, he had many fond memories as a child hunting, fishing, stowing away in the transport trucks - he and his brother Colin bumming a lift to work camps with dad toting fishing line and a .22. He attended Cooktown State Primary School and, as was the necessity in those days, ventured south to Townsville Grammar College for his secondary education. Whilst at high school he enjoyed playing rugby league football, army cadets and Mum’s caramel that was supposed to go into tart shells. Wayne left school in 1977 to start a butcher’s apprenticeship in his Father’s/Grandfather’s business which he and his mother went on to purchase. In 1976, Kevin started a new family and Wayne became a brother to Sherrill, Rex and Teresa. In 1981, Wayne became ill with pneumonia, and with complications began to lose kidney function. On August 1, 1981 he married Catherine Margaret Adams and their son Daniel Leffler was born on December 27, 1981. Wayne enjoyed water skiing, spearfishing, bottom and game fishing and at one stage he skippered a local game boat “Kari�. On July 26, 1984 their daughter Stacey Louise was born, but not long after Wayne lost all kidney function and began home haemodialysis later in 1984. Card games and movies were a popular pass-time on home haemo as well as lots of lollies. In 1986, Wayne received a kidney transplant which lasted eight years - a great success in those days and even now for some. Wayne and Cathy went into partnership with a professional trout fishing boat, which he skippered when he wasn’t too ill. He had a fierce competitive streak and a strong sense of adventure towards the ocean, so for many years he became president of the Cooktown Sport and Game Fishing Club. When his transplant

failed in 1994, he went back to haemodialysis, flying back and forth to Cairns three times a week and changed to C.A.P.D. (another form of home dialysis). In 1996, Cathy and Wayne separated. Stacey went away to boarding school and he looked forward to her return for holidays dearly. In the meantime, Daniel had started his apprenticeship as a butcher and Wayne (after some dire talks to change his mind) whole-heartedly embraced his decision - teaching, guiding and supporting him through his early career. In 1998, he suffered a huge infection/peritonitis and spent eight months in hospital. He came out and stayed with family and friends in Cairns. In 2001 Peta Christina, his first grandchild was born and then in 2002, Brandon Wayne, his first grandson was born and Wayne was the first person other than Mum (Tess) and Dad (Daniel) to lay eyes on him. Then in 2004, Veronika Catarina, his third grandchild was born. He spent a lot of time spoiling and playing with them. In 2004, he moved into a unit at Cool Waters Caravan Park and found a niche. He enjoyed meeting new people and showing people around, telling stories of Cooktown, fishing and family etc. He was so proud, that while his grandfather was alive, we had a photo taken of five generations of Buhmann boys. In 2006 his circulation started to decline and in 2007 he lost a toe. He still battled, and some might say had some of the best times of his life up until 2012 when he was admitted to Cairns Base Hospital with severe bowel complications. He went in to fight again. At 20 years of age he was told he would be lucky to make 30, but he fought and played and loved and cried until after his 50th birthday. Sadly on the morning of Sunday, March 18 the fight became too much and he passed away in the Cairns Base ICU with his beloved daughter Stacey holding his hand.

Scholarship available to help get youth off streets YOUTH Off the Streets, a community organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse is calling for final nominations for their annual, national Scholarship Program which will close on April 6. The program will offer more than 20 scholarships to disadvantaged youth from across Australia who exhibit extraordinary promise, but who lack the personal support networks and resources that will allow them to fulfill their potential. Thanks to the support from individuals and organisations, Youth Off The Streets provides financial and personal support for young people to pursue their dreams

in any field, including (but not limited to): education and training, visual or performing arts, sport, trade skills, and music. Since 2004, the program has supported more than 150 talented young people from all over Australia. Scholarship recipients receive $5000 towards their education or training throughout their scholarship, as well as support and mentoring from staff and volunteers. Founder and CEO of Youth Off The Streets, Father Chris Riley’s vision of the scholarship program is to bring together combined resources, encourage corporate social responsibility and engage the community to take responsibility for young people who have become disconnected or

are at risk of becoming marginalised. “At Youth Off The Streets we believe that all young people should be given the chance to achieve their best,� Father Riley said. “We believe that education is the key to overcoming disadvantage, and through this program we hope to assist these young people to achieve their full potential, something that they may not have been able to do without this support.� Nominations can be made by young people themselves, or on their behalf. To lodge a nomination and help a young person from your local area realise their dreams, visit the Youth Off The Streets website at to download a nomination form.

Scholarship opportunities for rural families at TCS EVERY year The Cathedral School in Townsville offers a variety of scholarship opportunities and this year is no different. In 2007 a substantial sum of money was donated to the school by a pioneering family of the north. The money has been used to fund the education of selected students from rural and remote Queensland whose families may be struggling financially. A spokesperson for the family said the EHSB scholarship, named in honour of the family group: Eyles-Hampe-Scholes-Buh“t, was a small way to help rural families who couldn’t afford to send their child to boarding school. One branch of the family was among the early settlers of Bowen, others were pioneers of the sugar industry while yet another branch moved west to enter the livestock industry. The spokesperson said he believed the educational options in the bush are already limited, without the added burden of financial hardship. The EHSB scholarship is awarded on academic merit and financial need and will cover all tuition and boarding fees for the successful candidate from Year 8 to 12. Applications for the means-tested scholarship are now open to students commencing Year 8 in 2013. This scholarships adds to the number of non meanstested scholarships and bursaries also offered by The Cathedral School. Enquiries regarding the EHSB, or other scholarships can be made to the Registrar, Mrs Toni Lanphier on 4722 2000 or by visiting the website

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Cooktown - gem of the Queensland coast A QUESTION often asked by visitors to our History Centre is, “What was Cooktown like in the early days?” The following is taken from Willmett’s North Queensland Almanac for 1876. Willmett published almanacs each year with descriptions of all the towns, distances for travellers and lists of community members in the towns. We realise that some of the statements are not entirely accurate, but we reproduce the report as


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written, in the interests of history. were Alexander Watson, James Mulligan Cooktown - Gem of the Queensland and mates. They discovered large deposits of Coast - as written in Willmett’s Almanac, gold on the Palmer River, and brought in 102 1876. ounces to Georgetown. The news spread like “In our brief notice of the rapid rise and wildfire through the Etheridge district; a regular progress of Townsville, we remarked that stampede took place and half the population of the giant strides made by that town towards that goldfield started for the Palmer. Charters importance and opulence had only been Towers and Millchester followed suit. Men left excelled in one instance by a Queensland good payable reefs on all these fields to reach the town. That one instance was Cooktown. At Palmer before the anticipated rush from the south no period of the history of the Australian set in. The rush was not long delayed. colonies, since the discovery of gold at In October 1873, the government chartered Forest Creek, followed by the fungus-like the A S N Co’s steamer “Leichhardt”, Captain growth of Melbourne, has any town ever Saunders and Chief Officer M E Webber to stepped so rapidly into the front ranks in convey a survey party under Mr MacMillan commerce as the latest addition to the gems and also Mr Howard St George and staff to of the Queensland coast. the Endeavour River to establish the port of The rise of Cooktown on a solid basis Cooktown. of commerce can only be compared to the The pioneers of the now famous town must Captain Cook’s Memorial. creations of the magicians and genii of feel justly proud, that they were the first white the ‘Arabian Nights’. The first approach men who had anchored a vessel in the Endeavour toward a public knowledge of the district River since the renowned and illustrious Captain now known as the ‘Cook’, was through the Cook ran his ship, The Endeavour, on shore there instrumentality of Mr William Hann, an old resident of the far north, to repair a leak a hundred years ago. Traces of his presence were naturally and a thorough bushman. The government of the day fitted out an sought for, and a time worn incision in the bark of a tree was made out to exploring expedition under his leadership, with a view to ascertaining represent a C, the initial letter of the name of the great navigator, perhaps the resources and capabilities of the Cape York Peninsula. Mr Hann carved by his own hand. It has been often proposed to erect some memorial and his party succeeded in exploring the country as far north as to Cook on this spot, so peculiarly interesting to historiographers. What Princess Charlotte Bay, and the first gold ever discovered in this more suitable monument could be devised to perpetuate the memory direction was found by a member of the exploring party. Mr Hann of one of England’s greatest seamen than a lighthouse erected on some and Dr Tate published most interesting reports of this trip. Little did commanding position, where it would serve the double purpose of they dream of the results which were to follow it. warning mariners off the dangerous shoals surrounding the harbour, and In September 1873, a party of prospectors started out from of recalling and keeping green in their memories the name of Captain the Etheridge toward the country explored by Hann. Their names James Cook?”

Transparency and accountability to improve? THE south-east Queensland elections have View been held and surprise here from no - Labor has been the Hill wiped out. That nice lady Captain Bligh has gone for good and Oberfűhrer Newman is the new chief, with an improbably large majority in parliament. Mmh. I bet a lot of Queenslanders are slowly waking up and thinking, “Oh dear! What have we done? We expected a change, but this big?” It is a worry. The Oberfűhrer’s majority is so large he can do what


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A NEW teacher took on a tough ago. From the Pulpit classTheyears decision was made that anyone breaking the new rules would receive 10 strokes of the cane across his bare back. Everything went fine for a while until Big Tom reported that his lunch was missing and it came out that Little Jimmy had stolen it. The teacher called Little Jim out the front and asked him to remove his coat and the teacher saw that he did not have a shirt on under it. The teacher asked Little Jim why he came to school without a shirt on. Little Jim explained, “My daddy’s dead and my mother is very poor. I don’t have but one shirt and my mother is washing it today. I wore big brother’s coat to keep me warm.” That young teacher stood and looked at the frail back and wondered how he could use the cane on such a skinny child. He knew if he didn’t enforce the punishment, the children would not obey the rules,

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so as he drew back to strike Little Jim, Big Tom came out the front and asked, “Please Sir, can I take Little Jim’s caning for him?” The teacher agreed and Big Tom ripped his coat off and stooped over and the teacher began to lay the cane across that big back. But for some strange reason after only five strokes, the cane just broke. The young teacher felt the tears coming. He heard a commotion and looked up to find not even one dry eye in the room. Little Jim had run and hugged Big Tom, apologising to him for stealing his lunch, and explained that he was so very hungry. Little Jim begged Big Tom to forgive him. He told Big Tom that he would love him till the day he died for taking his caning for him. Aren’t we glad that Jesus took our caning for us on Calvary’s cross so that we can have eternal life in Heaven with Him? We are unworthy of the price He paid for us, but we are glad that He loved us that much! Pastor Peter Cooktown Baptist Church

ment accountability and transparency improve, and waste and inefficiency will be cut immediately. Nice to see our new politicians concentrating on woolly targets that either cannot be measured or are getting better anyway. They are instinctively shying away from the difficult things, like the cranky farmers who don’t want gas wells on their land. Or persuading zillionaire mine owner Clive Palmer that his stand-up comedy appearances on television actually make it harder to slip new mining projects through the approval process without anyone noticing. Still, it’s no surprise the farmers are cranky. That is their function in life, and I don’t suppose the

Oberfűhrer is going to lose any sleep over what country people think. He has a whole new team of representatives to send out into the sticks to placate the natives, while he gets on with the really important stuff that dictators do. We need to be wary. Seventy-five years ago, Mussolini was also famous for his relentless energy and his intolerance of opposition. And he became famous for making the trains run on time. I expect some things will work better under the new government, but I hope we don’t pay too heavily in the end. As long as we remember that invading neighbouring countries is a bad sign.

Take the time to eat well Wendy Protheroe - Parentline General Manager Doesn’t life get busy these days? Trying to keep on top of everything can be a juggling act and often something has to give. I find one of the first things to go is healthy food. It’s so easy to pick up some fast food on the run. I was talking to some friends about this and one mum said her children had been getting grumpy, they couldn’t concentrate and they weren’t sleeping well. She’d had a busy few weeks and had fed them a lot of fast food. When she added it all up she realised there’d been pizza, burgers, soft drink, chips in the lunch box and high sugar cereal for breakfast. She took time to make some healthy meals with fresh meat and vegies and included low sugar cereals for breakfast and fruit for lunch box snacks. Her kids soon started behaving better and their concentration improved. Another mum said her kids were also getting grumpy and tired. They’d been spending a lot of time watching TV and playing computer games and they hadn’t been doing any sports. She started time limits for the TV and computer and encouraged them to play basketball in the backyard and ride their bikes. Being active soon improved their moods and they were less tired. Healthy food and exercise can make such a difference to our lives. It’s great to try and make time for these things. Parentline counsellors provide a friendly, confidential support system. There is no shame in asking for advice. Call Parentline on 1300 301 300 from 8am - 10pm, seven days a week.


Joan Knowles, Rita Brooks, Rosemary Wheeler, Paddy Jewry, Monica Peterson and Mary Byrne among the Cooper Creek mangroves.

Gloria Walker crushes up a green ant nest for a salivating Grzegorz (Gresh) Swiderski from Poland.

CAN green ants be an addiction, an obsession or just a fad? Young Grzegorz (Greg) Swiderski (aged 6 years) started the 4WD tour well. With the aid of a wildlife book, he quickly drew 16 animals that he would like to see along the Bloomfield Track. Cassowaries, crabs, geckos, Boyd’s dragons and green tree ants were all instantly recognisable. But it was the green tree ants (Bama word “nyirran”) that most captivated him. After the first mouth-puckering taste, he became mildly obsessed with getting more. At every stop! Gloria Walker, a Wujal Wujal Falls Tour guide explained how you can crunch up a small nest, and rub it over your head as a cold or sinus treatment. We discussed whether the whole green ant experience would be just a pleasant memory for Greg, or remain an life obsession. As there are no green ants in Poland, Natalie agreed it would only linger as a fad and a nice memory. Greg offered some wise advice for rainforest chefs, which I pass on, “You could put green ants into pizzas, ravioli, ice cream, chocolate, bread, apple pie and vodka.” Vodka? Really Greg, what are your parents telling you? This green ant thing is really weird. The lemony, sour taste of green ants is from almost pure formic acid that they store in their abdomens. They have almost no poison glands, the sting is due to the formic acid being rubbed into the bite (information from Dr Spencer, Bat House, Cape Trib). The monsoonal rain has caused a fair bit of damage to roads and made the Bloomfield River (0.7 metres) and Woobadda Creek impassable for a few days, although by the time of publication, they may be passable again if the rain, as predicted, has mostly gone. Tree falls and a few dangerous overhangs have been common. The big rains have gauged out the road in the usual several spots, so I suggest that you drive safely and slowly.

Last week, I mentioned the consultation that the three councils will be undertaking soon at the behest of the Wet Tropics Management Authority to look at the long term future of the Bloomfield Track. Dr Hugh Spencer from the Australian Tropical Research Foundation at Cape Trib (aka the Bat House-an excellent visit) says that no proper basic research was done when the Bloomfield Track was being constructed, but the run-off at that time was enormous. “It has since settled over the years, but would be further enhanced if the weed-eradications efforts were actually modified to allow more growth by the roadsides,” Dr Spencer said. “While there seems to be a considerable long term algae growth issue at Cape Trib and Myall Beaches (but not, interestingly Thornton’s Beach), it seems they don’t have real baseline data knowledge on those parts of the reef further up the Track, at places such as Cowie and Emmagen. Muddy water causes algae on the fringing coral, and algae retains more mud, affecting the reef. “As Woobadda doesn’t have any upstream development, and because its water runs out into the Bloomfield River, I don’t think that a proper crossing by itself would cause any direct damage to the fringing reef. “Any extra high traffic volumes that might be created by one, two or three upgraded creek crossings is quite another issue. Each has to be looked at separately and the overall impact also taken into account. Food for thought. Comments and feedback would help us as a community better advise the decision-makers. Happy travelling Mike and Trish D’Arcy D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours Ph: +61 7 4098 9180

Acts of kindness from the side of the road “Sleepover at Kath’s in Mareeba” She was swaying her hips on the side of the road, Face red from crying with a pregnant full load. And we were just driving the highway to get the kids home from school When we saw her “Hot Frog” car, we thought, she’d run out of fuel. There she was swinging from the bull bar of the road rescue car, And her man, car and the rescuer where way off afar. We looked at each other with fright did Kath and me, And asked one another, “Do you see what I see?” So we hung a quick ‘U-ey’ and sped to the scene, Then approached the pregnant woman who for assistance was keen. She said, “I think I’m in labour” and kept swaying her hips We said, “Don’t worry sweetheart” neither letting the truth past our lips.

Kath said, “Jump in with us we’ll take you home for a feed, Or a coffee or water, whatever you need.” So she got into the falcon and told us she’s in her 39th week, She spoke quietly, always wincing, her voice mild and meek. Her name was Irene and she was from Cairns, And the baby she was carrying was hers and her man’s. His name was Hedrick and it was his car that broke down, And they couldn’t believe it when I told them we’re from Cooktown. Kath went off picking up kids who didn’t believe in her text, I heard Georgia said mum really couldn’t beat this excuse next. Pen and paper came out when the baby started to rattle, But Irene calmly surveyed Kath’s walls adorned with pictures of horses and cattle, She calmed right on down after a sandwich from me, And I think he made himself a coffee or it could have been tea. To calm ourselves down me and

Kath had a beer, Then the tow-truck arrived to a great heart-warming cheer. We wished our new friend farewell and asked for her bub to have “Kev” for a name, And she promised she’d keep in touch and we promised the same. Then she called us her Guardian Angels which sank straight to my heart, And she hugged us like old friends who just couldn’t part. So we wished her “Good luck” and gave her water for the way, And reminded her we’re all sisters on International Women’s Day! Nicole Darvell Email your thoughts (in prose or verse) for our column to:- thekellers@bigpond. com or send to:- P O Box 645, Writers’ Cooktown, 4895. Corner Dianne Keller, Cooktown Writers’ Group.

Time to bid for RADF funding THE Cook Shire Council is inviting all arts workers, as well as arts and culture organisations to submit a Proposal Brief for all arts and cultural activities which will take place in the 2012/2013 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) period. These proposals will be used to prepare the annual bid for Council’s RADF program. The RADF Annual Bid is an application to Arts Queensland for funds to support Council’s RADF program in the next financial year, ultimately achieving the arts and cultural priorities of the Cook Shire Council Cultural Policy 2010-2013. Along with the RADF Annual Report from the previous financial year, the Annual Bid enables Arts Queensland and their assessment team to assess Council’s management of the RADF Program and demand for future arts development within the Cook Shire community. The Annual Bid is prepared by Council with valuable input from the RADF Committee and the arts community to ensure a well informed and strong Annual Bid. RADF Proposal Briefs are available from Council’s administration building or on request by emailing For further information contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer Beverley Grant on 4069 5444.


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Shiptons Flat Road Mungumby Creek bridge Temporary closures Tuesday 10 April to Sunday 15 April 2012 The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises motorists that maintenance works on Mungumby Creek bridge will start on Tuesday 10 April 2012. Works will be complete by Sunday 15 June 2012, weather permitting. The works will be carried out between 6am and 6pm and include maintenance to piers, abutments and an upgrade of the deck surface to improve comfort and safety for road users. For the safety of motorists and roadworkers, changed traffic conditions including single lane closures, reduced speed limits, traffic controllers and additional signage will be in place for the duration of the project. Full bridge closures will be required from Tuesday 10 April to Sunday 15 April between 8am and 12noon and again between 1pm and 5pm. RoadTek Asset Services (North) has been contracted to undertake these works on behalf of the department. If you require further information please phone the department on 4050 5584. If you require emergency access during the closure times please phone the department on 0419 676 234. For up-to-date information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, visit or phone 13 19 40.

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Cooktown Local News 29 Mar - 4 Apr 2012 – 9

OUT & ABOUT @ The Wog’s


Rory Buhmann celebrated his 13th birthday at the Wog’s with mate Jayden McKee.

Shannon Buhmann and Floyd Van Wensveen (front) getting some extra attention from the Wog’s - Nick and John Dessman (back).

Happy couple Terry and Rick Ashcroft waiting to order.

On holidays from Elimbah near Bribie Island are Leanne and Peter Wilson.

Regular visitors to Cooktown for their work, Brenden Joinbee and Petrina Villaflor like to vary the restaurant venues at which they eat.

After a long, hard Monday, Peter and Christine decided on eating out.

Danni Goode and Lachlan McManus checking out the menu over pre-dinner drinks.

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Kallangur on Brisbane’s northside is where Garry and Penny Cochrane hail from, but on Monday night they were having dinner at the Wog’s.

Student of the Month

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Bloomfield Rive r State School’s Studen t of the Month is Venenziah War radoo, because she is an excellent studen t, and has 100 pe r cent attendance . Her listening skills are spot-on and sh e is always consider ate of others. Well done Venenziah.

Lakeland State Scho ol’s Student of the Month is Ta ra Teys. Tara continues to demonstra te an outstan ding attitude towards he r learning an d is becomin g a competen t little reader and her confidence in writing continues to develop.

The Student of the Month for Laura State School this month is Shaqui lle Ford. Shaquille has ha d 100 per cent attendance this term and is always at school ready to learn. He has had a great month, go ing up three PM levels! Exce llent work Shaquille. He ha s greatly improved his ha ndwriting and is making a big effort to keep his book work tidy. Shaquille has consistent ly completed al l his home readin g tasks, and a big thanks to his parents for helping him with his reading. Keep up the un real work Shaquille!

Cooktown Local News 29 Mar - 4 Apr 2012 – 11


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage: Guest Programmer: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis 11:00 Spicks And Specks 11:30 7.30 (QLD) 12:00 A Quiet Word... With Bill Bailey 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Planet America 1:45 Carhenge: Genius Or Junk? 2:15 At The Movies: Short Cuts 2:30 Movie: “A Good Woman” (G) 4:00 The Wonder Years: Pilot 4:25 QI:Indecision 4:55 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Layer Marney, Essex 5:40 Wild At Heart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: Old Fossils 8:30 Spooks: Harry kidnaps his CIA counterpart, Jim Coaver, and interrogates him. But things don’t go according to plan. 9:35 Strike Back: A compelling story of betrayal, glory, redemption and revenge played out through the interlinking lives of two former soldiers: military hero Hugh Collinson and discharged veteran John Porter. 10:20 The Jonathon Ross Show: Jonathan Ross presents an entertaining show featuring comedy, celebrity chat and the latest music. 11:05 Thorne: Sleepyhead - Tom Thorne is dragged back into the nightmares of his past as he heads up the investigation into a series of horrifying attacks on young women by a killer as sadistic as he is terrifying. 12:10 Rage: Guest Programmer: Jesse Peretz

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Children’s Programs 4:00 Kicthen Whiz 4:30 The Garden Gurus 5:00 South Aussie With Cosi 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 8:40 Movie: “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince” (PG v,s) Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his sixth year--to face a growing danger that may be more than a match for his strengthening powers as a wizard . . .While Death Eaters emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort wreak havoc in both the Muggle and Wizarding worlds, Harry suspects new dangers lie within Hogwarts. Dumbledore, racing to prepare Harry for a final battle that he knows is fast approaching, brings him on a perilous mission to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defences. 10:55 Movie: “The Fog” (M h,v) 1:00 Movie: “The Mackintosh Man” (M v) - A British intelligence officer posing as a diamond thief is sent to jail for 20 years in order to catch a gang that has been arranging escapes for wealthy criminals. 3:00 Motorway Patrol 3:30 Alive And Cooking 4:00 Danoz Direct / 5:30 Wesley Impact Summer Series

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Minute To Win It 1:00 Movie: “Fat Albert” (G) 3:00 Movie: “Medicine Man” (PG l,v) 5:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 1: Fremantle Vs Geelong 10:00 V8 Supercars 2012 11:00 Movie: “The Pawn” (AV v) - A cop decides to move precincts to escape the past, only to find he is now embroiled in the corrupt world of the Russian mafia. 1:00 This Rugged Coast: “Coral Sea” (G) - Sharks are the most feared creatures of the sea. See a remarkable man who attracts sharks and dares to feed them by hand. 2:10 Special: Van Diemen’s Land By Butterfly - Part 1 - Follow Rich Burnup’s great sailboard adventure around Tasmania travelling 1200 kilometres of a wild yet beautiful coastline. 3:00 Special: Van Diemen’s Land By Butterfly - Part 2 - The journey continues as we follow Rich Burnup, who has set out to circumnavigate Tasmania, the most spectacular coastline in the world. 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz: “Deadly Panic Attacks: How To Tell If Your Anxiety Is Serious” - Dr Oz reveals how to tell if your anxiety is more than a panic attack. Plus, the three warning signs of food allergies and how to prepare a healthy dinner on the cheap side.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 In The Tracks Of: Georges Delerue 2:20 Dali And The Cinema 3:20 Colouring Light: Brian Clarke 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Hubble’s Amazing Race 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Icebreaker 8:30 RocKwiz: Eve Von Bibra & Jed Kurzel 9:15 Movie: “Into The Wild” - After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. 11:50 Movie: “Dead Snow” (MAV l,v,h) - In Norwegian. Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler’s horrors live on when they come face to face with an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die. 1:30 Movie: “Zatoichi” (MAV v,a) - Zatoichi is a blind swordsman who shuffles from town to town, righting wrongs with the sword he conceals within his cane. He unknowingly walks into a classic tale of revenge, as two women plot to kill the men who murdered their family. 3:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage 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: Pershore 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 South Side Story: All You Need Is Love 2:00 New Tricks: Old Fossils 3:00 Art Of Russia: Out Of The Forest 3:55 Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words 5:00 How The Earth Made Us: Human Planet 6:00 Best Of Collectors 6:30 Compass: Catholics Divided 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide: The First Steps 8:30 Waking The Dead: Care: Part 2 9:25 Fry’s Planet Word: Spreading The Word 10:25 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Ruddy Gore 11:25 The Man Inside Dame Edna: A clever and engaging look behind the man Barry Humphries, and the creative sources of his world famous comedic icons, Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. 12:20 Death In Brunswick 2:10 Waking The Dead: Care: Part 2 - The investigation into Claire Somers’ death has unleashed a predator straight from the darkest childhood nightmare. But is the team looking for a monstrous child-stealer or misguided saviours? 3:05 Rage

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wild World Of Sports 11:00 The Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Wildfire 2:00 Movie: “Free Willy 3: The Rescue” (PG v,a) 4:00 Sunday Football: Wests Tigers Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 Easter With The Australian Women’s Weekly: Hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski. Everything you need to know to have the best Easter ever. Delicious recipes from celebrity chefs including Maggie Beer, Julie Goodwin and Ben O’Donoghue. Home made Easter treats and craft ideas for the kids. Autumn fashion tips from Jesinta Campbell. 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist 9:30 CSI: Miami 11:30 The Apprentice: “Quality, Value And Chaos” (PG l) - The celebs are tasked with producing and presenting a live 10-minute segment on a home-shopping network, and both teams endure terrible rehearsals prior to going on air. 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 6:30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show Weekends 11:00 World’s Strictest Parents 12:00 That ‘70s Show 12:30 Movie: “The Sandalot: Heading Home” (PG l) 2:30 V8 Supercars 5:30 Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 8:00 The Force - Behind The Line 8:30 Bones: “The Boy With The Answer” 9:30 Castle: “One Life To Lose” (M) - A brutal murder has been committed on the set of one of New York’s longest running soap operas. Castle & Beckett quickly discover that the behind the scenes drama is just as scandalous as the fictitious storylines, and just about everyone would kill to get ahead. 10:30 Dual Suspects: “Death Of A Dentist” 11:30 Forensic Investigators - Australia’s True Crimes 12:30 The Real Seachange 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 ADbc 4:00 Kick 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece: Athens 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: America Before Columbus 8:30 Brave New World with Stephen Hawking: Environment 9:30 Asteroids: The Good The Bad And The Ugly - For centuries asteroids have been ignored by science. The poor relation to the planets and even their icy cousins, the comets, asteroids were dismissed as boring. But all that is about to change. Scientists have made some very strange discoveries that could solve one of the greatest mysteries in science - how water arrived on Earth. Recent discoveries suggest some asteroids are actually covered in ice. 10:30 2012 Tour Of Flanders: The 2012 Tour of Flanders cycle race will be the 96th edition of this European classic. The 255 kilometre course begins in Brugge and finishes in Oudenaarde, Belgium. 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 4:45 UEFA Europa League 9:10 World News 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Palau 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Land’s End To Porthcawl 8:30 God In America: Of God And Caesar 9:35 As It Happened: Korea: The Forgotten War In Colour: Stalemate 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Talk To Me About Love” (M a,l,s) - In Italian. Sasha is a young man in his twenties, deeply in love with the beautiful Benedetta, who doesn’t seem to recognise his existence. Nicole is a French woman in her forties, living in Rome with her husband. They casually meet and start a friendship which becomes a sentimental education for the youth. Also stars Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Carolina Crescentini. 1:10 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The Overdose” (M d,v,a) - In Swedish. I While trying to solve a missing-person case, the team stumbles across a far more sinister child-prostitution racket. Meanwhile Kurt is tested for prostate cancer. Directed by Stephan Apelgren and stars Krister Henriksson, Johanna Sallstrom and Ola Rapace. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Fry’s Planet Word 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Monarch Of The Glen 2:50 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Devon 6:50 Minuscule: Thirsty 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Spooks: A teenage boy accidentally stumbles upon a government conspiracy and is instantly absorbed into the world of MI5. Lucas and the team battle to protect the boy from those who wish to silence him. 12:30 Movie: “The Silencers” (PG) - Secret agent Matt Helm must save the day by stopping the Big O organisation from sabotaging the American atomic missile system. 2:10 The Wrong Side Of The Bus 3:10 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Psychic Vortex” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Bozeman Reaction” (PG s) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Gorilla Experiment” 8:30 Alcatraz 9:30 Person of Interest 11:00 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A.: “Sushi Ko” (MA l) - Sushi Ko, a former hit restaurant in Bell Air, CA has gone downhill since it’s move. 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 Men Or A Certain Age: “The Pick Up” (M v) - Joe grants a favour to Manfro (Jon Manfrellotti). Meanwhile, Terry faces up to the twists and turns of his romance; and hostility between Owen’s top salesmen threatens to spin out of control. 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Wild Hearts” (PG v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away: Sasha is caught breaking into Stu’s house and Sid confronts Margaret about her poisoning Alan. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Revenge 9:30 TBA 10:30 Happy Endings: “Pilot / Bo Flight” (PG s) - Now that they’ve split, does this group have the stuff to stay together? Or do their friends Max, Brad, Jane and Penny have to choose sides? Suddenly every event is a negotiation. Happy Endings offers a fresh and funny take on modern friendship and what one urban family will do to stay together. After the disastrous wedding, Alex hijacks Penny for a series of ‘girls’ nights. 11:30 Sports Fever 12:30 Picture This 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Song Of Sparrows” (PG) 2:45 Spaceflies 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Hurricane Windows - Adam and Jamie test the myth that leaving your windows open during a hurricane will let the wind blow through, causing less damage than if they were open. At a NASA research centre they put a model house in front of a miniature wind tunnel to see what happens. 8:30 James May’s Man Lab 9:30 Danger 5: Final Victory 10:05 The Ricky Gervais Show 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 The World Game 12:05 SOS: Pentecost - When Damian is forced to serve as an altar boy at an important mass he faces a difficult choice: conform to the status quo or serve an extended ban from his passion in life... football. 1:10 Living Black 1:40 Doctors Of Death 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Dreamgirls” (M d,l) 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 1: Hawthorn Vs Collingwood 10:00 Daredevils: “The Sky Walker” - Dean Potter is a unique breed of daredevil. A world-renowned base jumper and free solo climber, Dean is the only person in the world practicing extreme slacklining - a hair-raising variation of tightrope walking. One slip and he could plunge to his death. We document Dean’s extraordinary attempt to conquer the longest high-line ever walked and cement his reputation as one of the great pioneers of extreme sports. 11:00 Movie: “Bad Manners” (M s,n) - Mind games coil through a visit of one couple to the home of another when a sum of money goes missing and relationships are tested. 12:00 Auction Squad 2:15 Undercover Angels 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australian Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Consuming Kids: The Commercialisation Of Childhood 2:50 River Stories 3:00 Childrem’s Programs 6:00 A Farmer’s Life For Me 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Country Town Rescue 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Murder At The Vicarage 10:05 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Hungry Beast: Power 1:10 The Mountains Of Monsoon 2:00 A Farmers Life For Me: Three couples are left. Jimmy Doherty wants to see who can cope with problems associated with large scale farming. He challenges them to harvest a bumper crop of strawberries and make a maximum profit. 3:00 Football: VFL

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Vengeane Formulation” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Gorilla Experiment” (PG s) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Maternal Congruence” (PG s) 8:30 Two And A Half Men: “Slowly And In A Circular Motion” 9:30 Top Gear 10:30 CSI: NY “Child’s Play” (M) - Danny is devastated when a young boy he knows is killed in the midst of a grocery store robbery. 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 Dark Blue: “Shell Game” (M v) - The team investigates a shooting involving a distinguished figure in the black community. Starring Dylan McDermott, Logan Marshall-Green, Nicki Aycox, Tricia Helfer. 1:30 Entertainment Tonight 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Rip Girls” (G) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Sid reports Margaret to the Police and Xavier catches Sasha as she’s preparing to run away. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 10:40 Royal Pains 12:35 Criminal Minds: Sons And Daughters: “Run, Hank Run / Me First” (M a) - While trying to help world champion runner, Jane, figure out why she has been feeling unwell after her runs lately, he has no idea the ‘nurse’ also helping Jane at Hamptons Heritage is Divya. 12:35 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Shower” (PG) 2:45 Spaceflies 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Chinese School: Loved Ones 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Kerry O’Brien - Television journalist Kerry O’Brien was born in Brisbane into a working class, Catholic family. He embarks on a journey to find the first of the O’Briens to come to Australia and to test the validity of some old family myths. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Morphine” (MA a,d,s) - In Russian. Set against the backdrop of the imminent Russian revolution in 1917, a young, inexperienced doctor in the provinces embarks on a downward spiral into morphine addiction as his country descends into communism. 1:05 Movie: “Bad Education” (MA d,s,a) - Gael García Bernal stars in this provocative drama from acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar. An examination of the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two long-time friends. 2:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


IMPARJA 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Adhesive Duck Deficiency” (PG s) 7:30 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos Vs St George Illawarra Dragons 9:30 Friday Night Football: Melbourne Storm Vs Newcastle 11:30 Movie: “The Outlaw - Josey Wales” (AV v) - Based on a novel by Forrest Carter. An ex-confederate soldier seeks vengeance when his family and home are destroyed during the KansasMissouri border wars. 2:00 Spyforce: “The Gunner” (PG) - Spyforce operatives Gunther and Jill Stewart are landed in New Guinea to mine a convoy of Japanese shipping believed to be part of an invasion fleet. Starring Jack Thompson and Peter Sumner. 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 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 E2: Transport 2:00 A Ripple Of Hope 2:55 Chilrdren’s Programs 6:00 Restoration Home: Calverton Manor 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Woodley: Dad Day 8:30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 9:30 Agony Uncles 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable: Magic - Magicians are masters of deception, but how do you fool a master magician? Lawrence learns the tricks of the trade from Las Vegas magicians, pickpockets and neuroscientists on a quest to create the ultimate ‘magician-fooler’. 12:00 Moving Wallpaper 12:25 Movie: “Hatari!” (PG) - A team of professional hunters capture wild animals to send to zoos. 3:00 Football: SANFL

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Thespian Catalyst” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Benefactor Factor” (PG s) 8:00 Mike And Molly 8:30 The AFL Footy Show Late: Join the Logie Award winning Footy Show for its 19th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and Matthew Lloyd as they go where no other show dares. All the latest in the world of AFL including, breaking news, team line-ups and entertainment. Plus regular favourites, Street Talk, Sam’s Mailbag and Almost Football Legends. 10:30 Unforgettable 11:30 The Mentalist 12:30 Alive And Cooking 1:00 4WD TV 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Though None Go With Me” (G) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Irene notices the tension between and Bianca and April. Meanwhile, Casey and Henri share a kiss. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 10:30 Special: The Rise And Fall Of Concorde” - From the moment that it hit the skies in 1969, until a catastrophic accident just outside Paris on July 25th 2000, the supersonic Concorde was an icon. Witness the rise and fall of Concorde through the people who knew the aircraft best. How did a design dream turn into an engineering nightmare? 12:00 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 9:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Chinese School: Loved Ones 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Africa: Sahara: Life On The Edge 8:30 Toughest Place To Be A... Fisherman 9:35 Civilisation: Is The West History? Competition - In this new six-part series, historian Niall Ferguson asks why the West has dominated the rest of the world for so long and whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Terribly Happy” (M a,l,s,v) - In Danish. When a young city police officer moves to a small Danish town, the more he becomes involved with the hostile locals and mysteries of the town, the deeper he slips into the ever-present threat of violence and murder. 12:50 Movie: “To Get to Heaven, First You Have To Die” (M s,a,l,n) - Although he loves his young wife, an impotent 19-year-old man tries to solve his problem by seeking experience with older women, but gets involved with the wife of a dangerous gangster. 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 Gardening Australia 5:00 ABC News Breakfast 8:30 Business Today 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:00 Monarch Of The Glen 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Clapham 6:50 Minuscule: The House Plant Project 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 (QLD) 8:00 QI: Indecision 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Ruddy Gore - During a night out to see a gala performance of Ruddigore, an unexpected and bizarre death onstage leads Phryne on a ghost chase to find a murderer. 9:30 The Shadow Line: As they investigate the murder of drug lord Harvey Wratten, DI Gabriel is competing with shadowy figures to get to Wratten’s driver who is on the run. 10:30 Lateline 11:10 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight: A Adam Hills returns to Gordon Street in a unique take on the traditional tonight show - with monologue, interviews and top musical acts, plus spontaneous and unpredictable interactions with the studio audience. 12:10 Rage

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

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Cohabitation Formulation” (PG s) As Wolowitz contemplates taking things with Bernadette to the next level, Leonard rekindles his relationship with Raj’s sister. 7:30 RBT 8:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9:30 The NRL Footy Show: A mix of footy and fun as we take you inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 11:15 David Hasselhoff Roast 12:15 Wesley Impact 1:15 Nine Presents 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Love Is A Four Letter Word” (PG a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away: Brax is thrust back into Leah’s life. Roo and Marilyn attempt an intervention to encourage John John to be a better housemate. Meanwhile, VJ gets into trouble with the Police. 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 2: Brisbane Vs Carlton 11:00 Daredevils: “The Ice Man” - Dutch daredevil Wim Hof is planning to run a full 26-mile marathon 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, clad only in shorts and open sandals. His preparations in Amsterdam include taking midnight dunks in freezing canals and meditating in a meat freezer. 12:00 My Big Friggin Wedding 1:05 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

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Your Lucky

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

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

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


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

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

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


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

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


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

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


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

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

– Leo Tolstoy

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


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

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A favourable aspect to Neptune later in the week will help your powers of intuition. You need to make an important choice, and must think through all your options carefully. Your gut instinct will be the best guide. Romance. An intimate discussion with your partner will bring up some secrets. Be prepared for some tough decisions this week.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) At times, your father may seem to be interfering in your affairs. He is only trying to help, but you might still prefer it if he would turn his attentions elsewhere. Romance. The next few days should be an especially good time for romance. Don’t appear to be too eager, however.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) You should deal with a problem head-on rather than trying to retreat from it. A colleague who thinks they know the answer will be of little real help: you will have to deal with this issue by yourself. Romance. You will need to focus very clearly on your emotional needs over the next few days. Don’t let practical concerns take up too much of your time.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A meeting with your boss later in the week will help to restore your faith in this person’s sense of fairness. Despite recent misunderstandings between you there is a good chance of a promotion in the not too distant future. Romance. You will need to be ruthlessly honest with your partner. Don’t gloss over an incident which you know has affected them deeply.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A difficult aspect to Uranus at the beginning of the week may bring an unusual person into your life. Listen to what this new acquaintance has to say, as their advice is backed up by a lot of wisdom. Romance. At times your partner may find you a little too much to handle. Do your best to calm down a little.

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

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

A difficult aspect to Jupiter could lead to a spate of bad luck. Make sure that you avoid taking too many risks. Be especially careful about accepting an offer which seems too good to be true. Romance. You will be surprised when someone that you were introduced to several weeks ago wants to get in touch with you. This person obviously hasn’t forgotten you!

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A friend who has given you some confidential information won’t want you to spread it around. You may not realise quite how important this secret is to them. Romance. A disagreement with your partner won’t be as serious as it seems at the time. A favourable aspect to Mercury later in the week will help you both to communicate a little better.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Chores will appear out of nowhere this week! Unfortunately there is a lot more to be done than meets the eye. Romance. A sudden change in your relationship may be worrying at first. You will soon see how much it makes sense, however.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Time spent relaxing with friends will help you to forget about a recent upset. You have had a lot on your plate recently and need to put your mind onto other things. Romance. A sudden change in your love-life will come at just the right time. Make the most of the next week!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) You may be feeling a little restless because other people are not quite as “hyped” up as you. It is up to you to motivate everybody else! Romance. Be careful not to be unfaithful to your partner. You should think twice before you do anything which you might regret later.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You know that you are taking the right course of action. A show of support from your friends will cheer you up and give you the confidence to continue. Romance. A colleague at work may be more interested in you than you first thought. You need to decide if you are going to get involved with this person: if not, you need to be clear about your feelings.

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Mortgagee in Possession – River Frontage in Cooktown – Moor your boat or catch a barra at your front door Auction 10.30am on site, Saturday, May 5, 2012 Contact Karen Olsen • Phone: 0428 696 775 or Email direct:


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Impounded Horses Mulligan Highway, Cooktown, on Friday 23 March, 2012. Three (3) horses were impounded:

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t4QMJU3PMF t$PPLUPXO#SBODI As one of the global leaders in banking and financial services, ANZ recognise that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we are creating a unique climate of inspiration, leadership, values and opportunities. By delivering continuous challenge, recognition, and personal and professional growth opportunities, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all part of a commitment to helping our people be where they want to be. The ANZ Branch network is an exciting environment that deals with the human face of banking, focusing on building relationships and providing customers with an easy banking experience. We are currently seeking expressions of interest within our Cooktown branch. Your previous experience will ideally be in customer service or sales environments, where you have had to utilise your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Proven experience working towards targets and set KPIs in a team based environment will also be highly regarded. To apply for this role please visit ANZ Careers website via quoting ref: AUS009224, or for further information please contact Rania Khalil on 07 3228 3017.

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Get amongst the grunters and the crabs this weekend WELL, with the weather that we look like facing this weekend we could be restricted to the rivers for some crabbing and getting amongst the grunters. Whatever happens, it’s always a good relaxing weekend anyway. During the last week, the Wharf and foreshore was rewarding anglers for their efforts with grunter, mangrove jacks and barramundi. The grunter have been caught on prawn baits on the last of the ebb tide and the first of the flood, while lures or live bait have been getting the barra in the last of the run out and the flood tides. And offshore, last week’s window didn’t turn out to be as good as forecast, but a few were able to take advantage of it and come back with some good results. For the anglers, reef fish and Spanish mackerel were great fun, while the GTs were smashing poppers early last week. We did get a few positive reports from some free divers who were able to fill their eskies with coral trout and cray fish. Tight lines Russell Bowman The Lure Shop

What will Bill Boustead do with these lovely big crays? Bill Boustead with a nice coral trout. Photos submitted.

Is Robbie Giblin happy with this barra?

This GT was quite a handful for Peter Baker.

Paul Renfree with a fingermark he caught recently.

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Mal wins sports pistol WEDNESD AY ’ S ‘s Sunset Shoot was a Sports P i s t o l event won by Mal took out first place with a score of 274. Second went to Toby with 245, while Pat was third with 226. The ladies event was close with Janne taking out first 160 and in second was Lina with 153. On Sunday the Practical shoot had six shooters enter the competition. In the Rim Fire class, Ian was first with a time of 57.49sec. Second went to Ken who finished the course in 59.06 sec and Tim took out third with a time of 1min 25.90sec. In the Centre Fire Class, Frank took out first with a time of 54.12sec and second went to Les with a time of 1min 25.40sec. April dates for your diary include: Sunset shoots - Wednesdays - 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 5.30pm; 7th Field Rifle Shoot - Saturday, 7 commencing 9am; 14th Service Pistol - Saturday, 14 commencing 1.30pm; and Practical Shoot - Sunday 29 commencing at 9am. Chris Stewart Publicity Officer

Champs decided YOUNG guns Heath Bramwell and Peter Roberts fought out a nail-biting 2012 Men’s B-grade final last weekend, with Heath taking the honours 25-24. However, it was a different scenario in the Ladies B-grade final when Peg Watkins and Trish Mitchell went head-to-head for the prize in that competion. At the end of the day it was Peg waving the victory flag with Peg securing her triumph with the comfortable score line of 26-12.

John Street Oval too wet to use

A water-logged John Street Oval has been deemed unsuitable for use, with Three Rivers League games post-poned until the field dries out. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. LAST Friday night’s scheduled Three Rivers games had to be postponed indefinitely because a water-logged John Street Oval was deemed unfit for use. Three Rivers League President Peter Scott said a number of reasons forced the decision. “Council wasn’t able to mow the grass because of all the water on

the field and the ground was soft underneath,” he said. “And with the sub-surface irrigation system, they couldn’t take the risk of putting machinery on the field for fear of damaging it. “So, with all the rain we’ve had and the heavy grass not allowing the sun and wind to penetrate to dry the oval out, we thought it best to

postpone the game.” Scott said the original plan was for the games to be played tomorrow, Friday, March 30, but on the advice of the Cook Shire Council Parks and Gardens staff, the next game will be played on Friday, April 6 - weather permitting. The field was mowed on Tuesday, but deep puddles around the field were

evident of how wet the ground was inside the fence. CORRECTION: In recent articles about the season opening games, the Hope Vale Warriors were incorrectly referred to as grand finalists in last year’s competition, when in fact, the Wujal Wujal Yindili contested the grand final which was won by the Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels.

Cooktown pair competing in national shoot THE Cape York SSAA father and daughter team of Jim and Kristin Williams are currently representing their club and Cooktown at the Australian Clay Target Association National Shoot at Wagga in New South Wales. Kristin is also a member of the Queensland State Team. Heavy clothing required to keep the tropical Far North Queenslanders warm in the freezing conditions of south-western NSW caused the pair to return only average scores in the pre-national shoot on Saturday. But with that experience behind her, Kristin sighted-in to share first place in the A-grade

competition with the excellent score of 149 from a possible 150. And from the Cooktown range on Saturday, Toby reports a successful Rifle Shoot in the Rimfire events held, at the same time welcoming Cooktown SSAA members Chris and Melinda Stewart’s participation. The first event was at 25 metres with one shot on each of 10 targets with a possible score of 100 points. Two people shared first place - Bernie Snape and Toby Graves with 96. Second was Chris Stewart with 93 and Melinda Stewart was third with 92. The second event, also at 25 metres was Benchrest Grouping with five shots on each of five targets. First in the Average Group Sizes was Toby with .190 inches, second was Ema Pennell with .333 and third

was Andy Hill with .378. Toby had the smallest group of the day being .105 inches. Our next rifle shoot will be our Combined Services event on Sunday, April. For further information call Toby on 4069 5663. The Black Powder shooters also had good reports for their scheduled shoot on Sunday. However, they are missing Karl. We are all waiting to hear he is improving. Mario said it was also a bit wet underfoot as they went out on the range to check their targets. Depending on this weekend’s weather, a DTL shotgun is planned for Saturday, March 31 from 1pm. For details contact Bill on 0458 693 534. Anne Williams Secretary

Was that Mary Poppins at the Hash? Anything is possible YOU may find it hard to believe, but there are people in Cooktown who are afraid of the rain. They think they will dissolve, or get washed out to sea, or miss their place on Noah’s Ark. It’s the same every year, a few drops of rain and they curl up at home and hibernate until the sun and the Cooktown breeze come back.

Not Cooktown Hashers. They know that rain makes their hair curl and are as keen as mustard to get out there and enjoy the blessings, and our hosts Thermo and F&*t made sure we did. The trail started uncertainly, but looped around and then headed straight for the wrong side of Adelaide Street. By now, we were completely soaked and paddling through streams but it made no difference. We plodded on, following the old railway line out into the

mangroves. Here F&*t added to the misery by taking us through the mangroves themselves, all the way to the sewage works. A false trail took us into waist-deep water, but the real trail ran back to the cemetery, past the Telstra antenna, and on home along Hope Street. We got back tired, very wet and strangely thirsty. In the dry, and with a beer in hand, things did not look too bad, and we were eager for GM Nostrildumass to get started. At this point, Retard appeared.

He is a Hasher from somewhere down south, visiting Cooktown on government business. In tow, he had an attractive young lady, elegantly dressed in office clothes. She had been told they were going somewhere unusual for dinner. First order of business was to punish the Religious Advisor for allowing the rain. Then Lunasee for bringing the Hash into disrepute by her behaviour in Sydney, and Titus for emulating Mary Poppins and doing the entire run

under an umbrella. Then Retard was welcomed, along with the elegant lady - she turned out to be more of a sport than her clothes suggested. And she got her unusual dinner - cooked by Thermo and smelling delicious. Meet for next week’s run at the Golf Club turn-off at 5.30pm on Monday, April 2. Call Moses on 4069 5854 or 0409 686 032 for details. On-on! Lye Bak

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G’DAY again, Well here we are without a victory, even though we dominated all the important stats in Saturday night’s game against the Sharks. I think we had the most ball possession and the best field positioning for the first 30 minutes of the first half. And it showed on the scoreboard with us going to a 12-0 lead with only 10 minutes to go before half time. But full credit to the Sharkies, they never gave in and made a comeback to even things up at the break. We came out in the second half and for 35 minutes we dominated again, but the Cronulla mob just wouldn’t let us get across their line. Their defence was desperate for the whole game - something every team needs if it wants to win. Then in the last five minutes Paul Gallen crashed through for the match winning try. We had a long review of the game today (Tuesday) and we’re pretty happy with a lot of aspects of that game, but obviously, our attack needs some work. We didn’t capitalize on the opportunities we had and have to work on the little things. Getting repeat sets on the opposition line is really important. We can’t afford to enjoy that sort of possession and not convert it into points. For me, I’m all good. Pulled up without any injuries or soreness and I’m really looking forward to Monday night’s game against the Raiders in Canberra, although I’m not looking forward to the cold weather. I was happy with my own game, getting across for another try and being strong in my defence. And I’m really glad the match review committee deemed I had no case to answer after being put on report. I’m not sure, but I think we’ll be without Matty Scott this week with a back injury, so it’ll be up to the whole team to step up, not just whoever it is who takes his place. Tony Winterstein might be doubtful with an ankle injury, which will be a shame. He played really well on Saturday night and is a strong player. Anyway, with the Monday night game, our wounded have a little bit of extra time to recuperate, and we’re not going down until Sunday, which means more time for rehab at home. It’s a shame the Three Rivers games had to be postponed. I know the Hope Vale boys are really champing at the bit to get into the season routine properly. Hopefully, everything will dry out enough up there for the games to start soon. Don’t forget, we’ll be on Fox on Monday night and will need all the support we can get, so don’t forget to tune in. - Matt Bowen

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Cooktown’s Jack McInnes (left) in action last year, will take on Harken Tekin in Melbourne this weekend.

McInnes to face hard hitting Tekin


COOKTOWN’S Jack “The Ripper” McInnes will do battle in Melbourne tomorrow night with an opponent with whom local Mixed Martial Arts fans are familiar. Harkan Tekin, a Turkish-Australian fought out a draw in a brutal clash with Alan Turner n the Full Boar Muay Thai promotion, “Legal Assault V” which was held during the 2011 Discovery Festival weekend. Tekin sports a ripped, hard-muscled frame that turns every punch and kick into a lethal weapon, a fact that has not escaped McInnes’ mentor, Full Boar trainer Vince Parkes. “He’s a real hard hitter and very tough, so Jack will have his work cut out for him,” Parkes said. And although McInnes accepted the challenge with only a week’s notice, he and his support team


are confident of a win. “Jack’s been studying Tekin’s moves and the tactics will be to kick and move,” he said. “He can’t afford to stand and trade blows with him, Tekin hits too hard.” As part of the “Bad Intentions Fight Night” promoted by Team Ultimate Promotions, the bout will be fought over five, two-minute rounds under modified Thai rules, which means the use of elbows during the fight has been banned. Work commitments will prevent Parkes being in his charge’s corner, but his place will be taken by his experienced stablemate Clayton Cook. “Clayton’s an outstanding fighter in his own right and knows his business,” he said. “We have full faith that Jack will be getting excellent advice on Friday night. “And we’re looking forward to them coming home with plenty to brag about.”


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Harkan Tekin (left) and Alan Turner in Cooktown last year, will take on Jack McInnes in Melbourne this weekend. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON

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Tide times – Cooktown


Datum is Lowest Astronomical Tide. Tide times are provided by courtesy of Maritime Safety Queensland, © The State of Queensland (Department of Transport and Main Roads) 2010.

Fri 30 Time 04:57 12:53 17:20 22:17

Sat 31 Ht 2.08 1.37 1.52 1.3

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Time 05:26 12:19 17:39 23:10


Ht 2.23 1.28 1.68 1.15 NEW MOON

Sat. Apr 21 . Time: 17.18

Sun 01

Mon 02

Tue 03

Time 05:51 12:21 18:01 23:48

Time 06:16 12:39 18:28

Time 00:24 06:44 13:03 18:59

Ht 2.38 1.15 1.87 0.98

FIRST QUARTER Sun. Apr 29. Time: 19.58

Ht 2.53 0.99 2.08

FULL MOON Sat. Apr 07. Time: 05.19

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Ht 0.82 2.68 0.81 2.3

LAST QUARTER Fri. Apr 13. Time: 20.50

Wed 04

Thu 05

Fri 06

Time 01:00 07:14 13:32 19:34

Time 01:38 07:46 14:04 20:11

Time 02:19 08:21 14:38 20:52

Ht 0.69 2.79 0.63 2.52

Ht 0.6 2.85 0.47 2.7

Ht 0.58 2.83 0.37 2.82

Weather Watch Endeavour Valley March montly rainfall totals: 421.5ml



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