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Turn up for little Shyloh By GARY HUTCHISON WHEN little Shyloh Morrell (pictured right) learned chemotherapy would cause her hip-length, brown hair to fall out, she cried for a couple of weeks. But she had no choice, diagnosed with a childhood cancer called Rabdomyosarcoma in February this year, 42 weeks of chemotherapy and four weeks of radiation therapy are her only chances at life, and even then her doctors have only given her a 50 per cent chance of survival. Even if the treatments are successful, she still faces continuous check-ups for a three further years to monitor the disease. But even with a beanie covering her bald head, the three-year-old sister to three brothers and niece to local musician Nelson Conboy is still as cute as a button. “After everything that is happening to my baby girl at the moment, it amazes me how she still puts on a beautiful smile on her pretty little face,” said Shyloh’s mum Nicole Franks. “She is very strong and is fighting her cancer very well at the moment.” Nicole said February 1 was the fateful day that Royal Children’s Hospital doctors found the cancer all through Shyloh’s lungs and in her stomach, and, since then, she has been forced to endure a treatment regime that would crush the will of the strongest adult. “Every day she has an injection, medications four times daily and a blood test every week - sometimes more than one,” Nicole said. “Then there’s the changing of bandages, which she hates, because it rips her skin and makes her cry and we are constantly in and out of hospital, sometimes for a week and out for one day.” And right there beside the swimmer, ballerina and piano student in her battle for life are her mother and brothers who are

also struggling emotionally with the demands of what is virtually a 24/7 disruption to their lives. “When she cries, that upsets me more each day,” Nicole said. “And her brothers are unable to do their activities either, as they are willing to support their sister and help her through this illness. “And due to her illness now, Shyloh is unable to enjoy any of the activities she once loved. “She cannot have a bath that is deeper than 20cm, and cannot come in contact with many people especially the ones who are ill due to her low immune system.” Along with the physical and emotional distress the little family is suffering, they and their immediate family are being crippled by the financial strain of medical, medication and travelling costs. Having heard of their plight, Sovereign Resort Hotel managers Keith Bradford and Sally Kaye have decided to sponsor a monster fund-raising night for them next Friday night, August 31. “Shyloh’s story is very special and it doesn’t matter where a child lives, we think this is a cause that needs everyone’s support here,” Ms Kaye said. “Especially when I know that Nelson gives so much of his time supporting local charities here. “It’s the least we can do to support his niece.” Along with the usual array of raffles and auctions, patrons on the night will be treated to a musical feast featuring Earthbeat, Tumbuna, Rough & Ready, Barefoot Belles and U4Reel along with the possibility the Harrigan brothers, Dylan and Pando might join the program depending on their commitments, but this is yet to be confirmed. “So we’re hoping as many people as possible will come along, have a great night and support this very worthwhile cause,” Ms Kaye said.



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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 (07) 4069 5773.

August Sat 25. SSAA CAPE YORK Cameron Creek Range - Rifle

Shoot from 9am. Contact Toby Graves 0438 695 663 for details.

Sun 26. Cooktown SSAA Practical Shoot at 9am. Sun 26. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from

1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details.

Tue 28. Art classes supervised by Ross Franzi at the Cooktown District Community Centre from 9.30am to 11.30am. Tue 28. Swim for Your Life from 11.30am to 12.30pm at the Cooktown Pool.

Tue 28. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details.

Wed 29. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot and general meeting from 5.30pm.

Wed 29. South Cape York Catchments meeting at the Cooktown CWA Hall in Charlotte Street from 6pm. Email to register your attendance. Thu 30. Living Well seasonal adventure – learn how to raise, kill, prepare and cook your own poultry. Clare on 0407 481 356, 4069 5444 or email to book a place. $10 per adventure, $5 concession.

SEPTEMBER Sat 1. Cooktown Police Community Benefit Golf day. Register teams at police station.

Sat 1. Three Rivers League semi-finals at John Street

Oval from 6.30pm.

Sat 15. Three Rivers League preliminary final at John

Street Oval, preceeded by junior league curtain raisers. Game times to be advised.

Sat 20. Three Rivers League grand final at John Street Oval, preceeded by senior league curtain raisers. Game times to be advised.

OCTOBER Sat 6. Three Rivers League presentation night at the Cooktown RSL Memorial Club. Times to be advised.

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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. Lutheran: Hope Vale at 9am on Sunday, Cooktown. Phone either 4060 9197 or 0419 023 114.

 letters to the editor Water rates increase: Cooktown really in trouble IN our mail some days ago was the notice regarding the upcoming garden competition. My first reaction was to tear it up into little pieces. I also asked the post office staff if I could do a “ Return to Sender”? I was asked why as they could see I was upset about the notice. (The garden competition notice still feels like another slap in the face by the Cook Shire Council - even now days later!) The short reason I gave to anyone listening at the post office was: All the meetings that Scott Orchard and I attended directly with Council about the water tariff and the very public meetings also held with Council where promises were made face-toface that Council would do something about the charges. It was publicly acknowledged that it was a problem for everyone who used water. People have let their gardens die, are actually heartbroken over the loss of their gardens, are anxious and stressed worrying about the charges. Then after the recent Council election I was told second-hand that

Council has no intention of changing the water charges as they need the income. The grass in front of our premises adjacent to the Wharf is dead! This is Council land and I cannot afford to continue to keep it watered and looking green, so now it looks untidy, unwelcoming and is depressing. Today I hear a story that one of the caravan parks received a letter from Council recently advising that their Service Access Charge will increase from $1000 to $4000. If this is true, then presumably the consumption charge will increase also. If these charges are to be introduced into this upcoming budget and accepted by Councillors and passed without any consultation with the end users, especially the high end users, then Cooktown is really in trouble. A few busy months of tourists will not save many of the already struggling businesses, considering all the other increases in waste management, electricity and other overheads etc. Background information • Started with Council’s 2009 Minutes about a proposed water tariff,

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have to impose the water tariff due to legislation, this information was found to be incorrect by July 2011 when, the government Department of Energy and Water Utilities also advised that the State Government requires Local Government to put in place measures to mitigate the impacts of price increases on the ratepayer. Except in the Cook Shire apparently where we can be charged whatever rate makes the books balance. • Scott Orchard and I asked for various meetings with Council starting in 2010, pleading with Council to revise the water rates. Mayor Peter Scott, Steve Wilton, Bob Norris, Danny Lee, Accountant Peter Paskevicius (who introduced the tariff rate) attended these meetings. • Very public meetings at Council Chamber were held where the public raised concerns with the full Council about the excessive water charges, rubbish rates, loss of confidence in Council. • Overall, after 10 meetings later with no positive result - just a lot of empty promises. Jim and Anne Williams, Cooktown.

George needs help to rage at Wallaby Creek

WITH THE Wallaby Creek Festival only a few weeks off, I’m looking at ways I’ll be able to attend. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as it’s been for me in previous years thanks to the two hip operations I had earlier this year. Well, it was meant to be one op to replace the faulty hip you may have seen about on Four Corners, but that op failed and they had to do

a second. The second (or fourth if you count all the times they’ve sliced me open) itself hasn’t been a great success, such that even with my walker, I’m barely mobile and need my wheelchair for distances. Relating this to Wallaby Creek, I can no longer get down and dirty sleeping on the ground - well, I can probably get down and dirty, but

getting back up and clean is probably impossible. So I’m after either the loan of a camp stretcher or the back of a fairly low truck as a place to sleep. I’ll use my walker as much as I can, but I suspect I’ll need a few people to push my wheelchair to the various stages, toilets etc. If you can help out with any of the above, at this stage particularly a

place to sleep, please get in touch, phone, drop by or email geotheo@westnet. I could take my scooter, but it’s bloody heavy to transport, plus I’d need somewhere to recharge it daily so I doubt it’s a goer. George Theobald Cooktown P.S. Boogieing, naturally, is now off my agenda.

Road closure warning

Skate park ready soon

AN application for permanent road closures adjacent to Ayton Wharf on the Bloomfield River is current. Signs displaying proposed closures are in place. This closure, if supported by the Cook Shire Council and the department in Townsville, would prohibit public access to an from the river along an 11-yard reserve. A previous public reserve behind the Ayton Wharf went freehold tenure years back before residents had an elected shire council. This application for permanent closure affects all Bloomfield Valley residents. The closing date for objections is September 6 in Townsville. Col Burns, Bloomfield.

The first sod of dirt to start construction on Cooktown’s Skate Park was turned on Monday by (from left to right) Shine Lambert, Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott, Matthew Talbot, Russell Clark, James Furlong, Rory Buhmann, Nick Harvey, Luke Deemal, Chris Harvey, Steve Johnson and Jai Ross. Photo submitted. local youth who comprised the Skate Park Design Group; Cook Shire Council staff and the community of Cooktown for their support of this project. A special mention was made of the Endeavour Lions Club, Just 4 Kids Motor Trail, Cook Shire Council, Department of Sport and Recreation and the Attorney Generals Department for jointly funding the Skate Park and its upcoming new installations. The successful Tenderer of the construction of the Cooktown Skate Park was Services Inc. With work now started, the project is expected to be completed by September 12. Construction will be temporarily suspended on Saturday, August 25 for the Cooktown & District Country Show.

Well done, Matthew WELL done to Matthew Carey with his award for a showcase job. I often drove past this house during its construction and was amazed how it progressed to its stage of completion. Well done, Matthew, and congratulations to the new owners of this wonderful building. Charlie Martin, Cooktown.

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which clearly said that: “The two part tariff may need to be phased in over a number of years to reduce the potential financial impact upon users and it is also highly recommended that there be no public consultation (if deemed necessary by Council) take place until after the completion of the report. There was no consultation. • Councillor Marilyn Clark voted against the proposed tariff and Marilyn requested the accountant provide Council with a report on the impact of charges. No one in Council took responsibility for the financial impact and burden on ratepayers, Council decided that 50 per cent of the community would benefit and the other per cent would complain. The majority of businesses who have to use a lot of water and who create the wealth in the economy would be the ratepayers who will be crippled financially. The first draft of the tariff indicated that by 2014/16, the consumption charged over 400kilolitres will increase from $2.50/kilolitre to $8.25/kilolitre as well as an increase on the water meter. • Continually told by Council they

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COOK Shire Mayor Peter Scott was joined by some local youth on Monday to turn the first sod at the new Cooktown Skate Park construction site. At the informal ceremony, Mayor Scott and Councillors paid thanks to all parties who have contributed to the process of acquiring this new facility for local youth: Endeavour Lions Club; Cooktown District Community Centre (especially Youth Workers, Karen Whipper and Ayde Walker); Cooktown PCYC and Manager Sergeant Howard Pratt; Dave Webber and the committed group of

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One-tier water charge in new Shire budget The overall increase in rates and utility charges this year is 2.92 per cent. General rates will increase by an average of 3.45 per cent, Sewerage charges increase an average 6.09 per cent, Water access charges decrease on average 3.78 per cent, and Waste management charges increase an average of 4.29 per cent. Water consumption charge for both residential and commercial consumers $1.75 per kilolitre. COOK Shire Council adopted its 2012/2013 budget at Tuesday’s general meeting, including a one-tier water charge. A Council spokesperson said the budget adopted for the year is one that has taken a responsible approach to securing the financial future for the Cook Shire. “There are very few capital works that have not been funded from external sources as Council takes the opportunity to consolidate reserves after a number of years of strong capital investment in our community’s assets,” the spokesperson said. The general rates are charged according to the land use code in various locations based on the valuation of the property. This year Council made reference to the Local Government Cost Index when determining the movement in the general rates, this is the States CPI adjusted by the Queensland Construction Industry Index. The Local Government Cost Index this year is 3.6 per cent. Due to the variation in movements in individual property valuations, many properties will experience a rate increase of less than 3.6 per cent and some properties will actually be rated less than last year. Unfortunately a number of property valuations increased by greater than the average movement within the rating category and therefore the rate

increase will be greater than the 3.6 per cent Local Government Cost Index. Council has reduced the water access charge and also restructured the water consumption tariff so that there is only one tier. The water consumption charge for both residential and commercial consumers is a flat rate of $1.75 per kilolitre. Of the 2012/2013 expenditure, it is proposed to spend just over $10m on capital projects and acquisitions including: • Upgrade John Street $465,000  • Completion of the footpath program $140,000 • Bloomfield Range to Rossville $3,055,000 • Bamaga Road drainage $700,000  • Angus Gully Road passenger set down $380,000  • Portland Roads, Aurukun and Pormpuraaw Roads $700,000  • Captain Billy to Sailors Hill Road $1,400,000 • Coen Water Reservoir replacement $300,000 • Cooktown State School passenger set down $70,000 Again this year the annual flood restoration program makes up a large portion of the budget with around $30M expected to be spent restoring the road network. This is up 20 per cent on last year’s flood restoration budget, however, the

difference is that this year Council is required to contribute 10 per cent of the costs for Council’s own labour. This will amount to approximately $300,000, which equates to around 10 per cent of Council’s general rates revenue. However, Council recognises that this work is vitally important in ensuring roads are safe for visitors and residents of the Shire. Whilst expected overall revenues are slightly less than the previous year, Council has adopted a budget that maintains overall service levels across the Shire. This includes $3.3m in road operations, $1.6m in Parks and Gardens, $3.9m providing water and sewerage services across the Shire, $312,000 on libraries, $1.1m on pest management programs and $2m on waste management. The coming financial year will be very busy as Council continues to build on the service delivery across the whole Shire. The capital works program is intended to be completed during the coming year and will improve live-ability across the Shire. Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott’s address to Tuesday’s Council meeting is available from Council’s website A breakdown of the 2012/2013 Budget will be published in the August 30, 2012, issue of the Cooktown Local News.

Festival welcomes holiday reversal

ORGANISERS of the Cooktown Re-enactment and Discovery Festival have jointly welcomed the Queensland government’s announcement the Queen’s Birthday holiday will revert back to June next year. Cooktown Re-enactment Association President Loretta Sullivan said commonsense had prevailed. “It’s fantastic news; that long weekend heralds the start of the tourist season here,” Mrs Sullivan said. “And history cannot change at the whim and fancy of bureaucrats who want to implement these things.” She said the Re-enactment would have gone ahead anyway. “We weren’t going to change it, but only having a two-day weekend would have impacted on the financial return to the community here,” she said. “Going back to our traditional weekend is so much nicer; it allows visitors more time to settle in and relax.” Discovery Festival Co-ordinator Bronwyn Sieverding concurred with Mrs Sullivan’s comments. “When the first decision was made to change it to October, people were saying the Festival could go ahead then,” she said. “But it would not have been the same, so we intended to stay with June; but this is terrific news.”

The change was made with the introduction by Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie of the Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012, which will move the Labour Day public holiday to the first Monday in October. “We made the decision to keep the Queen’s Birthday public holiday consistent with all other states and territories with the exception of Western Australia,” he said. Mr Bleijie said the reinstatement of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday back to June will also boost tourism in a traditionally quiet time of the year. “Having the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in early June makes sense from a tourism perspective as it encourages people to make the most of the extra day off and take a mini-break away - whether it is to the coastal, mountain, outback or winery regions of Queensland,” he said. The Member for Cook, David Kempton, also welcomed the decision. “It is more practical to have the celebration closer to the actual day and is a mark of respect to the Queen. “In the case of Cooktown, the decision supports the traditional long weekend festival. Moving the holiday would have caused severe disruption to the tradition and financial loss to the town.”

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It’s bigger-and-better Cooktown Show time THIS Saturday, August 25, we will see the third and major event of the Cooktown & District Country Show 2012 - Show Day! From early in the morning, the Events Centre will be buzzing with activity as the Committee members and Stewards set up the Produce and Horticulture exhibits, stall holders prepare their stalls and the judges taste the food and make their assessment at the Multicultural entries. All will be open to the public at 11am. Just remember as you come in, if you donate a gold coin you will receive a wristband and be in the running for one of our great Lucky Door Prizes. If you keep your wristband from Friday, it could still win you a prize. On exhibition will be hundreds of entries from eight different categories, some decorated with rosettes and certificates to show which ones

the judges have considered as the best. There will be a wide range of creative ideas in Children’s Art, Crafts in many and varied styles, Photography - from landscape to macro, tempting Home Baking, beautiful flowers and plants, delicious local Produce and much more. As well as lots of tasty food stalls, many local and regional organisations will be represented in the main hall and around the Events Centre building. Among the fun activities for children is the return of the highly popular Animal Farm and the CDCC Kids Corner. Those a little older will have plenty of choices with new rides and amusements. They may even like to try sticking themselves to the Velcro Wall! Some of the giant pumpkins entered into the Show will get a makeover by “Miss Kate” from Cooktown State School P-12. “Cassy Sorensen had some

she isn’t going to enter into the competition, so remembering my North American background and Halloween, I thought it would be fun to turn them into Jack-O-Lanterns,” said Mrs Dagge. “We’re asking the school kids to come up with a design for me to cut. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Spaghetti slurping has been added to the list of competitions and will be compared by “John the Wog” from the Italian Restaurant. With all the cheering, you might want to block your ears for that one! However, if you hear bells jangling you are most likely to have found the local Morris Dancing troupe. Definitely Agnes Wyborne was colourfully dressed in her food stall at last year’s Show. Photo: GARY worth a look! This year’s Show promises HUTCHISON. to be bigger and better than ever before so make sure you come along and join in the fun! Jacqui Sykes Show Committee Publicity

Teen charged over Coen spearing A 17-year-old local man has been charged after a 26-year-old man sustained a spear wound to his back and a punctured lung during an alleged incident in Coen on Tuesday night. At about 11.30pm, two men were involved in an altercation when it is alleged that one struck the other with a spear. The 26-year-old was taken to the Coen Medical Clinic before being flown to Cairns Base Hospital for

treatment to a punctured lung and a puncture wound. The 17-year-old is due to appear before the Coen Magistrate’s Court on September 21 on one count each of grievous bodily harm and wilful damage. Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24 hours a day.

Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott along with Executive Assistant Bob Norris had the duty of tasting the drinks entered at last year’s Show.


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Friday, August 24

Saturday, August 25

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 Live entertainment with Corduroy Country Connection, Ho-Ro-Co Singers, Multicultural Rainbow Dancers  Multi-cultural Costume Judging  Plus licensed bar and food


 A wide range of exhibitions  Lucky door prizes  CDCC Kids Corner  Amusements and rides  Food and market stalls  Animal nursery  Activities for all ages!

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From a businessman to Council politician Story and photo by ERIC GEORGE RUSSELL Bowman is best known around Cooktown as the proprietor of The Lure Shop, a fisherman’s den at the bottom of Charlotte Street, stuffed with a huge variety of items calculated to open the hearts of locals and visitors alike. When we sat down in the coffee shop to have a chat, the first thing to strike me is that he is relatively young for a businessman-turned-politician. He was brought up in the South Burnett near Kingaroy. That area developed at about the same time as Cooktown, exploiting timber resources at first and then expanding cattle production. “Great-grandfather was one of the early selectors there and Russell Bowman with wife Monique outside his Lure Shop. Photo: ERIC ran dairy cows. “My dad bought a block on the river and the ocean . . . I’d spent opposite side of the road and we a lot of time looking at the reef were the same, dairy cattle and charts to see where we were. a bit of farming. Growing up, I “To go reef fishing from Kinwent to a small country school at garoy, you had a two and a half Black Butt. hour drive towing a big boat. Once “I’m used to living in a small you had launched, there was a30 regional area where most people nautical mile trip to the reef. know who you are and what your “30 nautical miles from the boat background is. Cooktown is not a ramp in Cooktown gets you to the lot different in that respect.” outer edge of the Barrier Reef, Russell was not attracted to the so the opportunity for a die-hard, idea of further education. super-keen fisherman was just As an after-school job he had enormous. been a wash-up boy at the local “My first impressions of Cookbutcher’s shop. town? Well, you just love it. “I got very keen on the food “The beauty is hard to grasp. industry. They had a smoke house Nowhere was far away. The Annan and I basically had an apprentice- River, absolutely beautiful and ship without being an apprentice. pristine. “I took a job at the local bacon “Everything is pristine up here. factory in Kingaroy. I stayed there I felt we could fit in. The tin mine for some 25 years, working in a was still operating so finding number of different roles from accommodation was a bit of a being a floor boy to being in the challenge, but we got over that senior management team when hurdle.” I left.” Tourism is always going to be a All that changed in 2006 when vital part of Cooktown’s economy. Russell went from managing in How is this year shaping up? a large, structured business to “For us, this year, a good running his own show here in Queen’s birthday weekend and Cooktown. the Discovery Festival were like How did that happen? opening a flood gate. “My wife at the time had good “Prior to that it was steadybookkeeping and background steady, but that really opened the skills, and I had good management floodgates on trade. Good numbers skills. I’m a people person.” of people and it probably coincides Why did he choose Cooktown with the major National Parks for his venture into the retail and auxiliary roads being opened business? throughout the Cape.” “I was on a fishing trip when a Now Russell is one of our friend said ‘There’s still that tackle councillors and I asked him why he store up in Cooktown. It’s been had turned into a politician? on sale for a long time. You could Couldn’t he have found a job as turn that into a little goldmine. Do a used car salesman? yourself a favour and go and have He laughs and says “Yeah a look.’ something like that. I come from “We decided we would go for a a family of strong community drive to Cooktown.” participation, and just get on with On the way up they drove the job. through the debris of two cyclones “Don’t sit on the sidelines and from Ingham to Innisfail. They throw stones. If you think you arrived in Cooktown the weekend can add benefit, put your hand up before the June weekend. and do it. “It was green, it was lush, it still “I had been asked by probably looked spectacular. You drive over 20 or 30 different people. the Gap and into town, you see the “I didn’t promise the world

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PRAWNS Direct from the wharf – local catch, local boat The FV Jebrondy will be at the Kiosk Wharf this weekend, selling direct to the public, fresh off the boat:

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because I knew there were a lot of things you could promise that you won’t be able to deliver. Our Shire is under financial stress because of our geographical size and our low number of residents. “One of my pet things is I like to try and communicate with people, and you realise it is not as easy as one would think because, within our Shire, we have huge black spots that do not even have internet. Phone coverage is limited. It’s all about networking and word of mouth.” The new council has been in place for four months now. How is it going? One of the pleasing things Russell has found is a willingness on the part of state government to facilitate local changes. It is also working on cutting red tape and green tape. “A lot of our costs in local government are meeting state regulations. “Testing regimes for water, for example. To get a water sample out of Coen for instance, is way different from taking a sample in Cairns and sending it to the lab 500m down the road.” Throughout our chat, Russell shows his positive attitude to Cooktown’s future, with the foreshore development and harbour dredging in prospect. “We come into this world with nothing, and we take nothing away. What we do in the middle is all about enjoying life and having fun. “I know only too well that how, at the flick of a dice, your life can turn upside down and your whole world changes. “Some people will roll over and lay down, and others will dust themselves off and move on.”

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Old heads on young shoulders win essay comp. THE winners of the Serge Petelin “Vision For Cook Shire� essay competition were announced by Shane Webcke before the Sports Trivia night at the Events Centre on Saturday night. Mr Petelin said judges had found the standard of entries extraordinarily high, with ideas and the manner in which they were expressed showing maturity far beyond the chronical years of the successful entrants. Prizes took the form of either cash, vouchers or a combination of both. In the pre-teens’ category, first prize (valued at $350) went to Sylvian MitchellCroft, second ($250) to Holly Farnan, third ($150) to Jack King and fourth ($110) went to the joint effort of twins Amber and Jake Farnan. Two prizes were awarded in the teens’ section, with first ($750) going to Danielle Matthews and second ($350) awarded to Andreas Sparks, while Thuy Loughlin won a $120 restaurant voucher for the winning entry in the adult section. A sponsor in his own right, Mr Petelin said the generosity of local businesses and individuals made the awarding of so many prizes possible. “The Italian Restaurant, Cooktown Hardware, The Lure Shop, Sovereign Resort, Seaview Motel, Cornetts IGA, Paradise Realty, Cooktown Hotel and the Cooktown Post Office were wonderful,� he said.

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“Vision for Cook Shire� essay competition were announced at the Events Centre on Saturday. Seen here are: (from left front) Holly and Amber and Jake Farnan and Sylvian Mitchell-Croft, and (from left back), Danielle Matthews, Shane Webcke (who announced the winners), Thuy Loughlin and Serge Petelin (organiser). Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. “As were, the Bowls Club, Cooktown “And, of course, the Cooktown Local Bakery, Dogged Bookkeeping, ANZ News for its editorial and promotion,� Bank, John Hay and Geoff Weingarth. he said.

Coral Sea lock-up: Massive cannery opens in PNG NEWS that a massive new tuna cannery will soon open in Papua New Guinea is compelling evidence that the Coral Sea should not be locked up as a marine reserve, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said last week. And he called on all communities, including Cooktown, to get right behind the petition he circulated recently. At the time of going to print, Mr Entsch had received 5059 signatures on his ‘Don’t Lock Us Out’ petitions, but said there were still many more waiting to be returned. “If people keep sending through signed petitions, we will make sure they get to the Department before the submission deadline closes on September 10,� he said. PNG’s The National newspaper reported last week that Majestic Seafoods will open its new cannery, near Lae in Eastern PNG, in the next two months. Majestic is made up of three major Filipino and Thai owned companies, and once fully operational will employ 6000 workers and process 380 metric tons of tuna per day. “It beggars belief that Majestic can massively expand their

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activities at the same time as our Government is looking to close down the already highly-regulated Coral Sea fishery,� Mr Entsch said. “PNG currently catches more than one million tons of tuna a year, and the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia take around 1.3 million tons from the vastness of the Coral Sea. “Our take last year from our portion of the Coral Sea - due to regulation and forced closures - was 300 tons, which cost our sole commercial operator in Cairns $140,000 in licensing fees. “It’s absolutely ludicrous Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch with some of the more - these huge schools of tuna than 5000 signatures on his ‘Con’t Lock Us Out’ petition protesting travel from Australian waters against a federal government move to lock up the Coral Sea. Photo: into the PNG section, where HEATHER BECK. they will then be caught and Mr Entsch said he had been of local businesses,� he said. processed for export to the Euro- “blown away� by the response, Mr Entsch paid credit to people pean Union, USA, Middle East with signatures collected in just around the Leichhardt electorand Japan. two and a half weeks from around ate - from Cairns to Cooktown “Majestic Seafoods - and the North Queensland calling for the and the Torres Strait - who had PNG government - are rightly government to halt the marine gone “above and beyond� to rally touting the economic potential park process. support for the petition. of this new venture both in terms “This clearly shows the ex“We were overwhelmed by the of local jobs and the spin-off tremely high value that people number of people who requested businesses that will emerge. But place on having a local fishing extra copies of the petition, from wouldn’t some of those 6000 industry, being able to buy fresh, seafood outlets, charter operators, jobs and associated investment be Australian seafood, as well as the local businesses and maritime fantastic for North Queensland?� flow-on benefits for a huge range organisations,� Mr Entsch said.

ENVIRONMENT and Heritage Protection (EHP) is warning people to look out for snakes as warmer weather makes reptiles more active. EHP Director Wildlife Management Dr Ashley Bunce said lush growth from good rains this year meant people should be extra cautious in their homes, gardens and workplaces and when hiking. “Snakes present little or no danger to people when they are left alone. “A few precautions will reduce the chances of surprise meetings. “If you see a snake, give it a wide berth and don’t threaten or provoke it. Most bites happen when people threaten a snake by interfering with it or trying

to kill it. “Leave it alone, and after a while the snake should move on. “If you find a snake indoors, open external doors and windows, close internal doors and place ‘door snakes’ or rolled towels along the bottom of those doors. “If the reptile shows no signs of moving after an hour, residents should contact a licensed snake remover.� Dr Bunce said EHP did not remove snakes, but licensed private contractors could undertake this function, generally on a fee-for-service basis. “In yards, remove rubbish piles, sheets of tin and stores of timber where

snakes might shelter and also keep grass short. “Wear gardening gloves and remove any food sources for snakes or their prey. “When in the bush, take care and never pick up any type of reptile. “Stay on formed paths or tracks so you can spot and avoid snakes, and do not walk alone. “Wear protective clothing such as covered shoes and trousers and carry a torch at night. “Carry a first aid kit, and if someone is bitten, apply a pressure immobilisation bandage, avoid moving the patient and seek medical attention immediately.�

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Visitors bow to local seafood dominance “Young wealthy Chinese have good English, will bring family groups, and will be more inclined to adventure travel. We’ve already travelled a lot and do business with western countries. So, many will want to get and see different things.” “Cooktown has many strengths -- firstly, it seems very friendly. We Chinese want to travel to places where we feel welcome. We don’t want to feel that we’re just a resource to be exploited,” Bonni continued. “Cooktown’s remoteness is part of the ‘real Australian’ experience. It has lots of scenic spots and its proximity to the rainforest is very interesting. We couldn’t believe how good the seafood was. We Chinese must buy our seafood live before cooking and Cooktown is a fishing village. Add to that, its place in Australian goldmining h i s t o r y, which we didn’t know about before coming here, the Indigenous culture and artwork, and the interesting history throughJames Chinese visitors Bonni Wang and Robin Suo visiting the Cook’s 1770 visit. All Chimonument to Chinese settlers in Cooktown. HOW can Cooktown benefit most from the next big influx of Chinese tourists? Most around here believe the outlying areas won’t benefit much from the recently announced direct flights to Cairns from Guangzhou and Shanghai. Cairns City and the top end of town, sure, will gain, but what about the outposts of Cooktown and Cape Trib? Bonni Wang and Robin Suo, two very interesting Chinese (exShanghai) Aussies from Sydney were very positive in assessing the region’s potential to attract the coming influx. They suggest that, while most travel will be group travel, there is a big difference now from previous cohorts of Japanese and Korean travellers and the new Chinese visitors.


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8 – Cooktown Local News 23 - 29 August 2012

nese know about Admiral Zheng - his 1421 explorations to this part of the world, which gives us a second historical connection. “The older Chinese will only come here in groups, so that’s one target group. But we younger ones can be targeted through personal tours.” Bonni and Robin demonstrated their point by staying locally in a campervan and travelled to Cooktown on a 4WD tour. Much food for thought. Speaking of which, the Cornelius family group from Tasmania were amused when they heard rumours that Cooktown’s seafood was better than Port Douglas or Victoria. “It can’t be better than Hobart’s Wharf,” mumbled Daniel Cornelius, just before Anita and he bit into a piece of exquisite coral trout. They are now total converts to the supremacy of Cooktown seafood. What about a Seafood Strategy for Cooktown? Perhaps a major Seafood Festival for Aussies and international visitors plus an ongoing promotion based around the Chinese market? It’s easy enough to join the dots together. Cooktown has plenty of accommodation outside peak periods and a brand new Events Centre. Just add some special chef training, guest Chinese chefs from their regions, some traditional Indigenous seafood presentation and both a

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festival and an ongoing theme and almost all fall into place. Build links with the Indigenous art and culture, exploration history (n.b. the 1421 Chinese fleet) and hotel marketing links. The cultural exchange and friendship needs to be developed and maintained, and not just rely on a narrow dollar focus. Makes sense doesn’t it? What about it, Cooktown? Your public demands! Along the Track, the weather continues to be wonderful for touring with clear creeks, blue seas, colourful beaches at low and high tides and the road between Cooktown and Wujal holding up well. Lots of complaints, however, about the rough Cape Trib to Wujal Wujal Track. It’s gone from fun to dangerous and badly needs grading. How about it, Cairns? By the way, a few days ago DMR shared a new bridge design with the Wujal community. Of course, it is highly unlikely that the bridge will be completed before the next wet. Now, both the surrounding business and the Wujal/DeGarra communities are waiting for Cairns Regional Council to come up with a response. Mike and Trish D’Arcy D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours http://www.darcyofdaintree. Ph: +61 7 4098 9180

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Vice Regal visit to Cooktown Show 102 years ago FROM the Cairns Post, Tuesday 21 June 1910 comes this story of the Cooktown show of 102 years ago. “The Cooktown Carnival - The Vice Regal visit. The Carnival of 1910 was unique, inasmuch as it was the first function of the kind in Cooktown opened by any of the Governors of Queensland. Shortly before 8pm on Tuesday last, the Lucinda, with His Excellency, Lady Macgregor, Miss Macgregor, and Miss McKellar of Sydney, attended by Captain Scarlett, A.D.C, berthed at the Wharf and the party stayed on board until 10am on Wednesday, and were met on the Wharf by His Worship the Mayor, the Mayoress (Mrs G. A. Love), Mr. P. J. McDonald, President of the Cook District Pastoral Association. Also the girls from the convent and a good gathering of local residents. Immediately on landing, the Mareeba Band struck up the National Anthem, and the Governor and party were escorted to a platform, where His Worship, on behalf of the citizens, presented him with an address to which he briefly replied, after which a procession was formed, and headed by the band and the school children marched, and a number of vehicles followed containing the four-in-hand with the Vice Regal party, Mayor and Mayoress, escorted by mounted troopers, together with the President and officials of the Association, through Charlotte Street to the Great Northern Hotel, where a number of the leading residents and visitors, at the invitation of the Mayor, drank the health bf His Excellency and Lady Macgregor. After a brief stay, the party in several vehicles, visited the Oddfellows’ Hall, which was well filled by the school children, who very nicely sang the .National Anthem. Miss Lulu Brenneke [Father Head teacher of Cooktown Boys school] then presented Lady Macgregor with, a beautiful bouquet, being introduced to his Excellency and Lady Macgregor by the Mayor. They both chatted with Miss Brennecke. It may here be stated that at the wharf, Miss Gladys North {Father Manager Bank of NSW} had also presented Lady Macgregor with a bouquet and had also been nicely received by her. After Miss Brennecke had presented, her bouquet, His Excellency addressed the children telling them how pleased he was to see them, and how proud he was of the children of Cooktown, one of the outposts of the Empire showing such loyalty to the King. At the conclusion he granted them a holiday on Friday, when the children responded with three ringing cheers, after

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PSALM 119:65-72 THE difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith, others are the From the Pulpit result of Satan’s attacks, and still others are due to our own sinful or poor choices. As you consider these three causes, which type is the hardest for you to bear? I think most of us would say the last one, because we have nobody to blame but ourselves and it seems as if no good can possibly result. After all, the Word of God says that we will reap what we have sown (Gal. 6:7), so we see nothing ahead except a painful harvest. What this kind of thinking fails to take into account is the Lord’s redemptive abilities. Although He never promises to remove all the consequences of sin, He can use our failures to teach us to fear Him, hate evil, and walk in obedience. The difficult lessons we learn can also become our protection from sin in the future. Having suffered the pain of going our own way, we’re more likely not to take that path again. God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful so He can get our attention. He won’t let His beloved children get away with sin because He knows it robs us of blessings, opportunities, and even character refinement. As painful as your situation may be, thank your heavenly Father that He cares enough to send out His loving discipline. Now it’s up to you. How will you respond to His warning? When we learn from experience and surrender to Him, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God. Used with permission - InTouch Magazine Have an awesome week Pastor Wayne Brennan Cooktown Community Church.

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Cooktown Races, 1910 - 1912. Photo submitted. which the Vice Regal party left and the children were each regaled with: a bag of pastry and confectionary. The party next drove to the Hospital, which his Excellency inspected, and where also Lady Macgregor was presented with a third bouquet, by Mina Kortum, daughter of Cooktown’s popular medico and the medical officer of the institution.

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They next drove to the Show Grounds, about noon, the band striking up the National Anthem on arrival. The party were, of course, attended by the Mayor and President of the Association, Mr. P. J. McDonald, who very courteously invited the principal residents and visitors to a most delicious luncheon in a bush booth erected for the purpose.” Continued next week.


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The Italian Restaurant’s Bianca Allen and proprietor John Dessmann cooked up a big barbecue feed.

Entrees and drinks on the verandah set the scene for some good conversation for Peter and Sayah Scott and Shane Webcke.

Debbie and John Guinea were right into the spirit of the night.

Organisers Carmen Forward, Cherie Jerome and Lyn Burton were kept busy checking the answers.

Ian Bevan and Maggie Warwick taking a dessert break.

Mick Brophy and Di Fursdon enjoying a Occasional local Jeremy Bradshaw gave Cairns visitor Theresa Johnson a heads-up on Cooktown. break between sets of questions.

Waiting for a score update were Ashleigh Nielsen and Michael McLachlan.

Danielle Matthews and Thuy Loughlin were there early for the announcement of the essay winners.

Lachlan McManus, Danii Goode and Jimmy Daniels didn’t Bryce Kirk, Caz Barker and Jai Parnell caught up get too many answers wrong. for a chat outside the function room.


Former Australian, Queensland State of Origin and Broncos prop forward Shane Webcke blows time on for one of the junior games he refereed on Saturday.

JUST like any professional endurance athlete, former Australian, Queensland State of Origin and Broncos front-row forward Shane Webcke started his marathon visit to Cooktown on Saturday with a carbohydrate loading session. The big man had accepted an invitation from long-time friend Carmen Forward to be a celebrity guest at a number of fund-raising events and started with lunch at the Wog’s also known as the Italian Restaurant. “And I’ve gotta tell you,” he later told a crowded Events Centre function room, “it’s one of the best feeds I’ve ever had in my life.” Joint beneficiaries from his visit were the Cooktown Junior Rugby League and the Cooktown Tennis Club. His first official “duty” for the day was the refereeing of junior rugby league matches between sides made up from Cooktown, Hope Vale and Wujal Wujal, along with having his photo taken with kids and older ‘kids’ whose grins were from ear to ear at being in the presence of the legend. “I go to these sorts of things all the time and it would be easy to give you a generic answer about how good all the kids were,” Webcke told the Cooktown Local News, “but, those kids today showed some real, genuine skill.” “Not just the ability to catch and pass and tackle, but drawing the man and passing and creating overlaps - everything I hadn’t learnt to do until I started with the Broncs.” Then that night, he was the special guest at a Sports Trivia event, which had an added

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surprise in the arrival of former popular Cooktown Police Sergeant Gil Dyett, who made the trip from Cairns to be the Master of Ceremonies for the night. The Wog’s culinary skills were further put to the test, with Cooktown’s Mr Congeniality rising to the challenge with a sumptuous barbecue feast and dessert with enough to go around for the extra-hungry to line up for seconds. “Banks (Bianca Allen) has been outstanding today, she’s been in everything,” John Dessmann (The Wog) said. Drinks and good cheer flooded the function room, as did the goodwill with the participants digging deep into their pockets and purses to buy raffle tickets and bid generously for the items on auction. A State of Origin jersey attracted a top bid of $500, while a Broncos jumper fetched $310, an autographed copy of Webcke’s book brought $240 and a Northern Pride jersey went for $170 as did a pack containing personal grooming products. One of the event organisers, Carmen Forward, said the whole day far exceeded their expectations. “We’re still calculating the profit from the day, but I expect it will be around the $4000 mark,” she said. “Everyone loved Shane and had a great time, and he loves Cooktown so much he’s going to come back for again.” Mrs Forward said the generosity of local businesses and the enthusiasm of helpers was amazing. “I’d like to thank anyone who played a role in any way into helping this to be such a huge success,” she said. “It was truly awesome.”

Cairns duo Sharon Montague and Jenny Puxty made the trip up for the special night.


Having stepped inside the Cooktown Crocs defence, this Hope Vale/Wujal Wujal player is greeted by the sight of former international and State of Origin player Shane Webcke who refereed the match.



Shauna Churchill and Annekie Bliss were tidying up after the udner-8s had finished.

Cheesy grins all round from Dominic Henderson and Keanan Yougie.

Natara Michael was helping Hannah and Julija Gibson with their creativity.

Mischa Rothlisberger and Josie Dagge got into the artistic spirit of under-8s day.

Alicka Yougie was deep in thought about her project.

Margaret Goody was trying her best to look scary, but did she really quite achieve the goal?

Teacher Alice Tayor with students, Kera Leigh McIvor, Katie Deeral and teacher Terry Parsons learning how things grow.

ABOVE: Bloomfield River State School student Ceanne Bourke (centre) joined Lakedland State School students Natalia Lorenzo (left) and Janat Joshi (right) in planting a seed. RIGHT: Fraser Wilson-Ryle and Calvin Mawondo getting ready to plant some seeds.

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Perfect weather on Sunday, August 12, made Durham, the Gallop Family property near Cooktown, an idyllic setting for a wedding. Ross Stafford, D’Arcy Gallop’s second son, brought his Kenyan Bride, Caroline Mumbi Wamugunda, back to his childhood home for this happy event. Among those taking part in the celebration were: Kane Howard, Les Gibson, Ross Stafford, Jacqui Sykes, Mumbi Stafford, D’Arcy Gallop and Cali Baldwin. Photo submitted courtesy of Arnaud Gougeon of Digitropics.

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4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Celebrating 25 Years of Rage: 1991 - 1994 (PG) 11:00 Chopper Rescue 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors: Tin Tin 1:30 Eggheads 50/50 2:00 Penn And Teller: Fool Us 3:00 Movie: “Storm Over The Nile” (PG) 4:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 5:00 The Wonder Years: Fate 5:25 Walk On The Wild Side 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: This week, Sandra Pullman and her Unsolved Crime and Open Case team are called upon to investigate the apparent suicide of a teenager from 20 years ago. 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Halloween Party - During a Halloween party, a young girl named Joyce Reynolds boasts of having witnessed a murder years before. Later that evening Joyce is found dead. Poirot is called in to unmask the real evil of the night. 10:00 TBA 10:45 United States Of Tara: The Full F*@$ You Finger - Feeling the pressure of college and trying to plan a baby shower for Charmaine, Tara transitions and the alters begin to fight for control of her body. 11:15 Celebrating 25 Years of rage: 1991 - 1994 (MA a,l,d,h,n,s,v.)

6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:00 Danoz 10:00 Joanna Lumley’s Nile 11:00 Children’s Programs 2:30 Crusoe 3:30 Discover Downunder 4:00 The Garden Guru’s 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 2012 Castrol Edge Rugby Championship: New Zealand vs Australia 7:30 Nine News Saturday 8:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 8:30 Howzat! Kerry Packers War 10:30 Underbelly: Badness - Cut Snake And Crazy - Taskforce Tuno cultivates a dangerous and unpredictable informant in their hunt for Terry Falconer’s killers. 11:30 Movie: “Frantic” (M) - A desperate search begins when a surgeon’s wife is kidnapped during a medical convention in Paris. Completely on his own, his only hope of finding her is a streetwise woman whose own life is already immersed in danger. 1:45 Movie: “Big Wednesday” (M) - This is the story of three young surfers, whose individual lives and collective friendship is given the challenge of a transitional decade and a singular, culminating moment of heroic proportions. 4:00 Danoz 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Stitch! 6:30 Handy Manny 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 The Woodlies 10:30 Legend Of Enyo 11:00 Sea Princesses 12:00 Movie: “Bambi II” 1:30 TBA 3:00 2012 Afl Premiership Season - Rnd 22: St Kilda v GWS 6:00 Seven News 6:30 World’s Strictest Parents - Head-strong Aussie teens in need of some discipline are paired with strict parents on the other side of the globe. Can seven days of tough love tame our wild teens? 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 22:Gold Coast v Carlton 10:30 Medical Emergency - A 17-year-old boy has been flown in from Echuca after impaling himself on a spiked metal fence and the Air Ambulance are called to a high speed crash to rescue a driver trapped in a 4WD. 11:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 12:00 Movie: “Catcha Fire” (M) - A powerful political drama about a coloured man in apartheid South Africa who is radicalised after being accused of terrorism. 2:00 Special: Exploring Cape York Peninsula 3:00 Stag 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Beyond Tomorrow

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 In Search Of Haydn 2:45 Rhythm Is It! 3:55 Le Rendez-Vous 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 7 6:00 Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: Jug 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 How To Build: A Super Car 8:30 RocKwiz 9:20 Movie: “The French Kissers” (MA s,l) - When Hervé, an awkward high school student, catches the eye of the beautiful young Aurore, he’s forced to choose between his first girlfriend, his rampant libido and his geeky best friend. In French. 11:00 Rainman Goes to RocKwiz - Mark Boerebach is 37 years old and knows everything about the Australian music charts of the 1980s. Born blind, Mark regained 20 percent of his vision after a series of operations, and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome while still in primary school. At the suggestion of his TAFE teacher Russell Kilbey, Mark travelled to Melbourne to test his incredible musical knowledge at the Esplanade Hotel, on the music trivia show RocKwiz. 11:30 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 7 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 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: Costa Del Sol Spain 1 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Walk On The Wild Side 2:00 New Tricks 3:00 Hidden Treasures With Griff Rhys Jones: African Art 4:00 Art Of Germany: Dream And Machine 4:50 Propositions for an Uncertain Future: Simone Slee: How Long Can I Hold This Up? 5:00 Nature’s Great Events: The Final Feast 5:50 Miniscule 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass: African Dads 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Grand Designs Revisited: Brittany 8:15 Dream Build 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: Ordeal By Innocence - Miss Marple investigates when Jacko Argyle is convicted of murdering his adoptive mother. Jacko’s family is surprised to learn that he did have an alibi for the time of the murder. 10:05 Inspector George Gently: Gently Through The Mill - The suspected suicide by hanging of a small town mill owner opens up a web of intrigue around the goings-on of a secret society as Inspector George Gently and his sidekick probe the case. 11:35 Menzies Andd Churchill At War 12:30 Order In The House 1:35 The Jewel In The Crown: The Bibighar Gardens 2:30 Rage

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6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 TBA 2:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 3:30 Creek To Coast 4:00 Queensland Weekender 4:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Round 22: Melbourne v Adelaide 7:30 TBA 11:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 - The V8 Supercars are back at the newly revamped Sydney Motorsport Park for Races 18 & 19 of the Championship. Today’s coverage of the Sydney Motorsport Park 360 includes Race 19 - 220km / 56 Laps. 12:00 Outlaw - Garza and his team fight to expose the truth about car accidents that are caused by tie rod defects, but Al questions Garza’s motives 1:00 Special: Tracking The Rainbow Serpent - Showing the contemporary life, the stories, the dances and the origin of music and decoration of the Australian Aboriginal people. 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 Beyond Tomorrow 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Faces Of America: Know Thyself 3:30 Living With The Enemy: A New Beginning 4:30 Salam Cafe 5:00 Cycling Central 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 8 6:00 Thalassa: Burmese Bird’s Nests 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Meet the Romans - All Roads Lead to Rome 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Racehorse 9.30 Sicko - Activist filmmaker Michael Moore looks at health care in the United States in this Oscar-nominated documentary that weighs the plight of the uninsured (and the insured who must deal with abuse from insurance companies) against the record-breaking profits of the pharmaceutical industry, Moore interviews a number of people who have been left broke by medical bills even though they were fully insured, and explains how the corporate drive for profits has left numerous people in financial and medical disarray. 11:35 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 9 - Andorra to Barcelona (Flat stage - 194 km). 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Collectors 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 10:30 Issues In Globalisation 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Grand Designs Revisited 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Antiques Master 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Restoration Man: Windmill 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A: A lively interactive discussion hosted by Tony Jones where the audience at home and in the studio questions political leaders and opinion makers. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Hunter: A mother vanishes into thin air. Her children, abandoned in her car, also end up missing. As police search for clues it appears that nobody is quite what they seem. 1:35 The Jewel In The Crown: Questions Of Loyalty 2:35 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield

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5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “For A Moment, Freedom” 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 9 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Hidden Nasties 8:30 Test Your Brain: Pay Attention - This engaging three-part series sizes up the human brain with an intricate succession of interactive experiments to see how easily the brain can be fooled. 9:30 Shameless 10:15 Jerrycan 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Entourage: No Cannes Do - A security threat at LA Airport strains everyone’s hopes of getting to Cannes in time for the Medellin film premiere. Ari attempts to assuage the feelings of Mrs Ari and Lloyd, who both wish to take the trip with him to Cannes, while Billy writes Eric’s new client into his script. 1:40 Entourage: The Cannes Kids 2:20 The Ricky Gervais Show 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 The Prime Ministers’ National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Restoration Man 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Time Team 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Three Men Go To New England 9:30 QI: Fingers And Fumbs - QI is the world’s most impossible quiz. Hosted by Stephen Fry this episode features Alan Davies, Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus and Dara O’Briain. 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Dava Sobel - Multi-award winning American science writer Dava Sobel writes about the natural wonders of the world and her special skill has been to make them less mysterious. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Piotr Anderszewski: Unquiet Traveller 1:55 Songs Of Praise: Advent 1 2007 Linlithgow 2:30 Football: VFL: Casey Scorpions vs Sandringham 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Count Us In 10:20 Being Me 10:40 My Great Big Adventure 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Three Men Go To New England 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:05 Country House Revisited: Abbey Dore Court Revisit 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Green 8:30 Gruen Planet 9:10 Randling - Wendy Harmer and teammate Benjamin Law take on Genevieve Morris and Toby Truslove in their last hit-out before the finals begin. 9:40 Would I Lie To You? 10:10 At The Movies 10:40 Lateline 11:15 The Business 11:40 The Librarians: My Rock 12:10 Movie: “Roadblock” - (PG) An insurance agent’s obsession with a woman with a taste for spending, leads him into crime. 1:25 The Jewel In The Crown: Incidents At A Wedding 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 22 - Norwood vs Eagles

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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Einstein Approximation - Suffering from a case of “physicist’s block,” Sheldon’s search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny. 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Beta Test Initiation 8:30 Anger Management: Charlie Tries To Prove Therapy Is Legit 9:00 TBA 9:30 TBA 11:35 Weeds: Head Cheese 12:05 Chase 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 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: “College Can Be Murder” (M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4.00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 11:30 30 Rock - Brooklyn Without Limits/College - Jack tries to influence a Congressional election in favour of a particular candidate for the benefit of the network. Meanwhile, Liz has newfound confidence when Jenna helps her find the perfect pair of jeans 12:00 Sons And Daughters - Patricia tells Amanda that Margaret has been over there threatening to kill her. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Crimes Of Fashion: Hostile Make Over” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Winners & Losers 9:30 TBA 10:30 Cougar Town: Lover’s Touch - There is no time for romance when you’re planning a wedding, and Jules is in full-time wedding mode, that is until Travis is in an accident and rushed to the hospital. 11:00 Hung 11:40 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sex, Funny 12:10 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:00 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Farmer Makeovers - The farmers get a surprise makeover to prepare them and their girls for a big social event where the girls will meet the friends and families of their farmers. 9:00 Dallas: Hedging Your Bets - Affairs and blackmail make a power struggle of Southfork complicated. Christopher and Elena take a look at a business deal while attempting to suppress their real feelings. 10:00 Big Brother Confidential 11:00 Underbelly: Badness: The Loaded Dog 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 20/20 1:30 Danoz 3:30 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: “Payback” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 TBA 11:30 Parks And Recreation - Comeback Kid- Leslie enlists everyone’s help in staging an attention-getting event. Ben explores a new hobby, while April and Andy adopt a pet. 12:00 Sons And Daughters - Margaret tells Wayne the only way he’s going to inherit his money is if Amanda stays with him because she wants to - and that means being nice to her. Then, Jill’s nightmare brings her to make a decision about Terry. 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 EUFA Champions League 6:45 World News 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 10 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Africa: Ethiopia 8:30 Go Back to Where You Came From - In this episode, the refugee experiment gets bolder still. The Australians experience two countries torn apart by war. With ever-present danger, their differences become more pronounced. 9:35 Sandhurst Military Academy: A Matter of Life and Death Risking their lives and having to kill the enemy has always been an inescapable reality for any soldier - but since the war in Afghanistan it’s also almost inevitable for every officer to have to face this. 10:40 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “The Edge of Heaven” (M a,s,l)- Nejat, a professor of German literature, disapproves of his widower father Ali’s choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. He changes his mind when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter’s education. After Yeter’s sudden death, Nejat travels to Istanbul to find Yeter’s daughter Ayten. 1:20 Warriors: Spartacus 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:20 Paralympics London 2012 8:30 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Country House Revisited 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Paralympics London 2012: Highlights Opening Ceremony 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Down Among The Dead Men - Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and his sidekick Sergeant Ben Jones investigate murder, blackmail and missing treasure among the mysterious citizens of Midsomer. 10:05 Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey: Revelation -Coming to the end of her spiritual journey, Judith Lucy finds herself in one of the most spiritual places on Earth - India. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: The Empire Of Grandeur 12:30 Artscape: Jerry Hall In Conversation With Virginia Trioli 1:30 Football: WAFL: Round 22 - Subiaco vs East Perth

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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother - Join host Sonia Kruger as a bunch of everyday Aussie’s are locked up under 24/7 surveillance where this year, at any given time, Big Brother WILL change the rules. 8:00 TBA 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Large Hadron Collision - It’s Valentine’s Day, and Leonard can only bring one guest on a trip to see CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator) in Switzerland. Will it be Sheldon or Penny? 9:30 The Footy Show 11:15 The AFL Footy Show 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 3:30 Newstyle Direct 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: “Forgotten Sins” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 Mrs Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Coming! Agnes is upset that her son Trevor has been called back to the missions in Africa, but is determined to give him an enormous send-off to remind him what a loving family he has back home in Ireland. Meanwhile, daughter Cathy’s family counselling session descends into chaos, and Buster and Dermot run into trouble with an escaped lion. 10:20 TBA 2:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 6:45 Spanish Supercopa 2012: Real Madrid v Barcelona 9:00 World News 2:30 Feast Greece 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 11 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Gourmet Farmer: Passata and Fishing 8:00 Destination Flavour - A food-inspired road trip around Australia. Hosts Adam Liaw, Renee Lim and Lily Serna meet passionate growers, celebrated chefs and local food heroes from all over the country 8:30 Go Back to Where You Came From - In the final episode, the Australians head for Indonesia. They live with a refugee family in Jakarta, desperate to get on a boat no matter what the risk. 9:35 The School: Educating Essex 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “Once You’re Born You Can No Longer Hide” (M l,a) - Ten-year-old Sandro, the son of wealthy Italian parents, transcends the boundaries of ethnicity when a twist of fate lands him on an overcrowded boat full of illegal immigrants. 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight





SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 6:15 Spanish Supercopa 2012: Barcelona v Real Madrid 8:35 Weatherwatch And Music 8:40 World News 1:00 Andre Rieu: Under The Stars 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 6 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby - Far From Moscow 8:30 A History of Scotland: Project Scotland 9:35 As It Happened: Death or Freedom: The Jericho Jailbreak 10.30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Angels in Fast Motion” (MA a,d,s) - This is the grim, confronting tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, three young people in their twenties who are each fighting a personal battle with drugs. Set in the winter-grey Danish city of Aalborg, the film is an unflinching and brutal story of addiction in a cruel and depressive world, but with a little glimpse of hope and love through its core. In Danish. 1:20 Kurt Wallander: The Angel Of Death - (M v,l) A choir of young women give an acclaimed guest performance in a country church outside Ystad. But when an 18-year-old member of the choir disappears, Wallander and the Ystad police are brought in to investigate. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Atonement” (PG s,l) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 22: Richmond v Essendon 11:30 Movie: “Fierce Creatures” (M) When England’s Marwood Zoo is acquired by a ruthless media mogul, he will accept nothing less than a hefty profit or he will close it down. The zoo is transformed with a scheme to boost attendance: stocking ‘fierce man-eating animals’ because violent entertainment is what people want. Horrified at the prospect of destroying all the soft cuddly animals at the zoo, the keepers revolt - and the fun begins. 1:00 Movie: “Mexico City” -(M) A suspenseful thriller set in Mexico tells the story of a brother and sister who travel to Mexico City and get caught up in the criminal underbelly of a dangerous city. 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today


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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 7:30 Friday Night Football - Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos 9:30 Friday Night Football - Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs 11:30 Movie: “The Enforcer” (M l,s,n,a,v) - Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organisation made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he’s teamed with a rookie female partner that he’s not too excited to be working with. 1:20 Movie: “Poltergeist” (M h) While living in an average family house in a pleasant neighbourhood, the youngest daughter of the Freeling family seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the television. It is not long when the mysterious beings enter the house’s wall and things take a nasty turn for the worse. 3:30 Danoz 4:30 Good Morning America


ABC 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:10 Marchlands 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Grand Designs: Cumbria 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Spicks And Specks: Australiana Special - It’s time to raid the ABC wardrobe department again to celebrate the music of Australia. Our special guests are singer Gabriella Cilmi, country singer Troy Cassar-Daly and comedians Dave O’Neil and Frank Woodley. 8:30 Scott And Bailey: In the finale of this two-part episode, Scott and Bailey break their suspects’ wall of silence and discover the banal truth behind the murders. Meanwhile, their private lives remain as complicated as ever. 9:20 Taggart: Abuse Of Trust - A union activist is shot dead and his boss injured leaving a meeting about job losses. The team is initially led to believe it may be a corporate killing but could it be someone closer to home? 10:05 Lateline 10:45 Penn And Teller: Fool Us 11:30 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

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5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Midnight My Love” 2:50 Eclipse 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: J.K Rowling 8:30 Go Back To Where You Came From - In the second instalment of this multi award-winning series, six prominent Australians risk their lives to experience the reality of refugee life, as they embark on an extraordinary and confronting three-week journey. 9:40 Dateline 10:40 World News Australia 11:15 Movie: “Sunstorm” - (M v,a) When attorney Rebecka Martinsson receives a call that her pastor brother has been murdered, and his former wife, Sanna, has been charged with the crime, Rebecka heads to her hometown to defend her. While investigating the crime, Rebecka comes up against the bigoted religious fanatics that worship in the local church. In Swedish. 1:05 Shameless 2:00 Shameless 2:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


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LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A careless mistake will be difficult to rectify later. Don’t let yourself be distracted from the task in hand. Romance. You will finally come into contact with somebody who has been dying to meet you for ages. Don’t let their enthusiasm overwhelm you. Take it as the ultimate compliment instead.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

This will be a good time to launch a new project. You need to take a risk in order to get this thing off the ground. Go for it! You won’t know until you try. Romance. Don’t dismiss someone who is interested in you just because of their age. You’ll find them much more enjoyable than those your own age.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


Don’t take a disappointment too much to heart. You’ll feel let-down by a friend’s recent behaviour. Acknowledge the mistake and move on. Romance. Don’t get your hopes up too high. You may not get quite as much support as you bargained for. Your partner will be there the next time you need them.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

A small misunderstanding early in the week could have some unfortunate consequences - unless you are quick enough to realise what is going on. Romance. You will need a lot of emotional support at the moment. A close friend will not let you down. Let your partner come to your aid as well.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

A friend whose opinion you respect may be giving you some bad advice. Be polite and listen, but then follow your own instinct. Romance. A person whom you met recently will produce some important changes in your life. Could they be the one you’ve been searching for? Let the results guide your answer.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

A secret which you have been trying to hide may finally come out. You will be surprised how positively your friends react. Romance. This will be an excellent week for romance. Both you and your partner will be in just the right mood for an evening on the town. Dress up and make it a night to remember.


AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A chance to make new friends should not be missed, however busy you may be. You’ll be thankful later in the week. Romance. Try to plan a small surprise for your partner. It will be appreciated much more than you expect. Give it to them when they least expect it to amplify their disbelief.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

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Be careful not to say the wrong thing. A comment that you make in jest may be misinterpreted. Be aware of your gestures. Romance. You may be feeling a little fragile. Your partner will have to be slightly more sympathetic than usual. Realize your current state and don’t put too much emphasis on your partner.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A long conversation with a friend will raise more questions than it solves. Try to get to grips with the original problem before you tackle the next one. Romance. Try not to hide your feelings. Your partner could do with some more reassurance. Freeing your thoughts will be emotionally lifting for you.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You’ll feel that you are being bossed about at the moment. Unfortunately, this is not the best time to make a fuss. Wait until later in the week. Romance. Your partner will have to give you a lot of extra room. Otherwise, you could be a little tetchy at times. Regard this as normal and don’t dwell on it.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

– Robert Frost


You will spend a lot of time with friends this week. You must be careful to get on with everyone, however. A small misunderstanding could cause problems if you are not careful. Romance. You will find it a little difficult to relax with your partner this week. It is important that they are sensitive to your needs.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

Don’t allow your emotions to take the better of you. An impulsive move may create problems later. It’s best to completely avoid this. Romance. Time spent worrying what somebody thinks about you will not bring you closer to that person. You need to take action. Ask them directly about their thoughts.

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MODEL: Toyota Landcruiser GXL Wagon 200 Series. Colour: Glacier White. Sept. 2009 (Purchased Dec. 2009) (One Owner). DESCRIPTION: Vin/Chassis: JTMHV09JX05004382, Engine No. IVD 0072133. Turbo diesel (82,500 kms), 8 seater, reverse camera. EXTRAS: Tow ball kit, Toyota fitted bull bar, sheep skin and ‘Dingo’ canvas seat covers throughout, cargo mat and floor mats, bonnet and headlight protectors, near new tyres - BF Goodrich Silent Armours. Full service history available - recent service including all new brakes, never off road. May be able to help with relocation.

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FOR SALE 420 litre Whirlpool fridge freezer. 30 months old, as new condition. Paid $900, will sell for $450 ONO. Call 4069 6829.

MODEL: 1975 Honda 750/4 Sante Frame, Custom Chopper. DESCRIPTION: VIN/Chassis: S03816, Engine No. CB750E2550044. Show quality, head turner, handles well. Custom paint by Octane Art. Collectable, very rare. Over $25,000 spent. Only 1500kms done since full rebuild. Registered to February 2013. May be able to help with relocation.


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The Annual General Meeting of the Cooktown Police – Citizens Youth Club will be held at the Cooktown Events Centre, 3 May St, Cooktown at 6pm on Friday, August 31, 2012.

COOKTOWN Skip Bins. Commercial and domestic rubbish removal and disposal. Ph 4069 5851 or 0428 106 136.

TWO bedroom masonry block home. Recently renovated. Quiet rural location, five minutes to town. Includes adequate tank water storage, plus shed with toilet and extra room for your boat/caravan. $300,000. To view property call Robyn 4069 5196 or Jeff 0418 880 506.

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Living Well


LOCAL FOODS Bananas and passionfruit are two fruits we have in abundance in our part of the world, and they are a match made in heaven. Both are easily grown at home or are readily available from our suppliers of local produce - Q-cumbers greengrocers, the Cooktown Markets stallholders and Cooktown Food Connect (the local organic growers online shop www. One simple dessert I do is

pan-seared bananas with fresh passionfruit. Per individual serve, simply slice two lady finger (or one Cavendish) bananas lengthways. Place a non-stick frypan on medium heat and when warm, add a very thin slice of butter, just enough to coat an area the size of the bananas. Heat the banana slices through for a few minutes on each side until slightly browned. Serve in a bowl with the flesh of 2 - 4 passion fruit drizzled over

Are the brightest and best headed south?


DO you remember that film Finding Nemo? It was all about a northern boy (a clown fish, as it happens) who was so desperate to get dental care that he rode the ocean currents all the way down to Sydney. Turns out everyone down there has access to a dentist just around the corner. Not like us. We have to trek for days before we can find someone to fix a cracked tooth. Anyway, that’s all beside the point. What I meant to get on to was this Nemo and his mates have seen the light and are deciding to move south. Life is just so much easier down there. Sure the reef is lovely when the sun shines. It’s pristine (whatever that means - you don’t think all those fish get out of the pool to use the toilet, do you?). If you can stay away from the crazy fishermen, it’s not a bad life but... You know, the bright city lights down south, all those fancy restaurants, proper shops, mobile phones that work all the time, that’s life in the fast lane! Hard to resist, and so our reef fish have begun a trek south. Some of them have even settled around Tasmania. I hope they took their raincoats and woollies because the weather can be miserable down there. The folks in white lab coats who know all about these things say tropical fish are turning up in all sorts of places they never lived before. Before long, there will be whole neighbourhoods of northern blow-ins (or swim-ins, I suppose). I know you can’t blame people for wanting to better themselves, but I think it’s sad. What sort of place and what sort of reef are we going to be left with, when all our brightest and best have gone south? We’ll just be left with the folk who are too old, too crazy or too dumb to make it in the real world. Oh well, I should fit right in, I suppose.

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Police golf day is fast approaching LOCALS are reminded the Cooktown Police Community Benefit Golf day is fast approaching with September 1 being only a few days away. It will be a 3-ball Ambrose over 9 holes and there will be a barbecue, charity auction and heaps of prizes donated and sponsored from local businesses. If you are interested get a team together and join a great social day on the course, nominations can be made at the Cooktown Police Station. In past years it has been a fun day out with heaps of money raised. This year the major beneficiaries are the Cooktown Coast Guard and Cooktown Hospital.

the top. If you don’t have passion fruit, simply dust some cinnamon or nutmeg over the cooked bananas and serve with a drizzle of local honey and maybe some low-fat yoghurt. Did you know? Bananas have a whopping 467mg of potassium in each fruit and only 1mg of sodium. This helps to balance out the sodium potassium imbalance that most Australians have as a result

of the amount of salt in food in the diet. This balancing of potassium helps to reduce high blood pressure and prevent heart disease. Bananas also have: • antacid properties which helps to protect against stomach ulcers and acid reflux; • substances (protease inhibitors) that help to destroy bacteria in the stomach that can cause reflux and peptic ulcer symptoms; • substances (resistant starch

and pectin) which together help the digestive system; and • substances which support the good bacteria in the gut. If slightly unripe, as lady fingers often are, they have a glycaemic index of only 30, which helps to prevent swinging blood sugars. All good for digestive and therefore immune health! And to top it off, they are also a very good source of vitamin B6, C, manganese, magnesium and dietary fibre.

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Workshop 2: Tackling Teens Tackling teens workshops show parents/ carers how they can help their child make the right choices and guide them successfully through the often difficult times of physical, social and emotional change. Parents have more power than they think.

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Whitmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knock steers Council into T20 GF By WAL WELSH A DOUBLE-HEADER of Twenty20 cricket was played at the Queens Oval on the weekend. The morning game saw Hope Vale take on Marton with the latter batting first. Dom and Rob opened the innings and took the score to 56 before Rob was caught out for 24. The total moved onto 100 before Dom was bowled by Coley for a well made 53. Benno hardly bothered the scorers before he became Coleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next wicket, out for 1. Marton went on to post a competitive 4-159 with notable knocks of 23 from Snelly and 28 not out from Wade Austin. Hope Vale were never in the hunt chasing the target. A steady flow of wickets denied them any momentum and despite a stoic effort from Coley, they only made 112 in the allotted 20 overs. Game 2 saw a top of the table clash between Council and the Black Mountain Panthers with the winner going straight through to the Grand Final. Council elected to bat and lost the wicket of Wilbur Tomlinson for

Council batsman Mark Whitmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knock of 68 helped his team into this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s T20 Grand Final. File photo. naught in the first over. This was a Steve was controversially run out for minor glitch as Mark Whitman and 7. Steve Law came in to help slap a Scott Stallan punished the attack for few extra runs in the remaining overs the next 15 overs and took the score before Mark finally holed out in the to 143 before Scott was bowled by deep for a well made 68. Wade Kulka for an excellent 77 Council finished with a very runs, which included seven sixes daunting total of 194, butm with a and six fours. team like BMP, this was still very Steve Wilton joined Mark and much game on. the pair put on another 37 runs before George Kulka and Ashley Lyall

started well and took the total to 35 before Cameron Forward took a well judged catch to dismiss George for 26. Dangerman Eril Ross-Kelly was next in and opened his account with a pair of sixes before young Shaun Law took his second wicket and had him caught in the deep by Tony Holmes. Geoffrey Kulka joined Asho and the pair took the total to 125 before Steve Wilton took the first of his three wickets by bowling Asho for 26. Once Geoffrey was caught and bowled by Steve in his next over for 37, BMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chase never really gained any momentum and were eventually all out for 154. Best bowlers for Council were Steve 3-15, Wal Welsh 2-1 and Shaun 2-29. Man of the Match was Scott for his batting heroics and best player for BMP was Asho. Wonders will never cease. Council, perennial wooden spooners are into the T20 Grand final with their opponents yet to be confirmed. A great day was had by all and a big thank you to all that make such a day a success. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s T20 semi-final between Hope Vale and the Black Mountain Panthers will start at 10am.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cowboysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; test skills Hope Vale re-entry boosts netball WEDNESDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Sunset Shoot saw 13 shooters to the line for a Service Pistol Match. First position went to Clint, Darren took out second and third went to Juergen. On Saturday afternoon we held our first Lever Action match. Four shooters lined up to test their cowboy skills, shooting at four targets ranging from 25m to 50m with the targets getting smaller the closer the shooter got. Chris took out first with a score of 46, second went to Lawrence with a score of 30 and Dizzy took out third with a score of 22. August dates for your diary are: Sunset shoot - Wednesday, 29 at 5.30pm; Practical shoot - Sunday 26 at 9am; and General Meeting - Wednesday 29 at 5.30pm. Chris Stewart Publicity Officer

Rifle shoot on Saturday THE next scheduled shoot at the SSAA Cameron Creek Range is a Rifle Shoot on this Saturday, August 25 at 9am. Contact Toby Graves 0438 695 663 for details. Anne Williams Secretary

COOKTOWNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S netball competition had a resurgence in numbers on Monday night with the return of the Hope Vale team back on the court. Play was fast and furious with the Cooktown side taking the match 26-14 in a scoreline which truly did not reflect the closeness of the game. Enthusiasm from Hope Vale is encouraging, with the news the girls are trying to form another team. The match was made more enjoyable for the players by the willingness of Chani and Fiona to referee, which they did most competently. And while the seniors enjoyed some new faces in the competition, the junior numbers are increasing slowly too. The younger brigade have a skills session each Monday night, followed by a half-court game before the seniors start. In their tight encounter, the Blues won 5-2. Players are reminded of the new starting times, with the under-12s starting at 6pm and the seniors starting from 6.45pm. While numbers are improving, there is plenty of room for more seniors and juniors to join in.

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Metre-plus barra from the Wharf

What will Beau Johnson do with all these large mouth nannygai?

FOR those of you not in the metre club, the Wharf was the place to be last Friday where not one, but two prime barramundi over a metre long were captured and shared around. Also a few mackerel, squid and trevally were landed from around the Wharf on the weekend too. There has also been a few mud crabs around, a lot just under-sized from reports, but still a few keepers that were full. From the Annan River, queenfish are still around to be caught on poppers, while there have also been a few reports of barra being caught as well as mud crabs. And there have been some great reports from the reef. Although coral trout were a bit hit-and-miss last week, the large mouth nannygai made up the numbers along with a few Spanish mackerel. Bart and Beau Johnson enjoyed a great day on the reef last Saturday courtesy of Cooktown Reef Charters with great weather

and a good haul of nannygai. Holiday makers. don’t forget to grab a GBRMP zoning map that covers where you might be fishing as you head north. There will be a lot of surveillance carried out by chopper, so don’t let your holiday be spoiled by a infringement notice. Marine Parks’ boys were spotted doing some investigation work in the yellow zone near North Shore recently. It looks like nets had been set in yellow zone - where only bait nets are permitted. It’s a bit sad the message has not become clear! Set an illegal net in the yellow zone and the authorities will act and you will face hardship not profit. There were a few warmer days last week, so maybe spring is just around the corner. With good reports from around the Cape, it looks like the spring will be good for lure casters. As the waters warm, the fish become more active. Tight Lines Russell Bowman The Lure Shop.

Beau and Bart Johnson, happy with their haul of large mouth nannygai caught on a recent trip with Cooktown Reef Charters. Photos submitted.

League results shrouded in controversy and darkness THE Wujal Wujal Yindili might have timed their Three Rivers Rugby League challenge just right with a victory against the Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels in controversial circumstances last Friday night.

Keller wins stableford THE Italian Restaurant weekly Stableford competition held between August 12 and 17 was won by Don Keller with 37 points this time around. In the Only four competed so there was no runner-up. Bunker On Saturday there was a Stroke/Putt event with Steve Butler having the least putts and winning with 27(gross 76 nett 64). Mark Rolan came second with 30 putts (95 gross nett 71). Nearest-The-Pins were won by Steve Butler 2/11, Dave Roberts a visitor from Hervey Bay Golf Club took 14 and Kim Copland for 9/18. Winner of the Cape York Tyres Sunday 9-hole comp was Wayne King with a nett 31 off the back 9. This week’s Italian Restaurant Stroke competition is led so far by Wayne King with 68 nett. This Saturday is the monthly medal and some people who already have a medal for this year are getting their match play rounds out of the way. A reminder that August 31 is the end of round one. Another day not to miss would be the Drummond Golf Open Day, the date of which is still to be decided and should be a very good day. Also in attendance on that day will be fully qualified golf professional Daniel Gawley, so if you’re interested ring Kelly at the club. Good golfing C.C.

At game’s end, it appeared the Rebels had taken the match, but, after some checking of scores and weekend consultation with team officials from both sides, the match was awarded to the Bloomfield boys. However, at the time of going to press, the final score has yet to be advised. It was a much-more determined Yindili mob who kept last year’s premiers scoreless for the first 15 minutes of the match, before scoring first. From then, it was an arm wrestle between the two combatants as they traded

try for try with neither side giving an inch, whereas, in the past, the Wujal boys had a tendency to drop their heads when their line was crossed and allowed their opposition to rack up big scores. And for the Rebels, despite the loss, it was a much-better showing for them on their past four games. While the first game was covered in controversy, the match of the night between the Hope Vale Backstreet Warriors and the Cooktown was shrouded in darkness for the last 15 minutes after a bank of floodlights blew in one corner.

However, with the closeness of the scores, the match was allowed to continue, with the Warriors snatching victory from the Crocs in the last 90 seconds with the final score at 32 - 27. Although both games had their moments in the way of unforced errors, the spectators were treated to some entertaining, fast-flowing rugby league, which included some big hits in defence. On the basis of what the fans saw on Friday night, the upcoming semi-finals series seems set to be a fiercely contested competition.

Old lags of Hash take easy way out on run to Wharf ment stop waiting when we got there. And then - back again by the same route. Night had already fallen by the time we reached home and the esky. We were soon sitting on Cracklin’s verandah enjoying an after-exercise drink, until Thermo donned her crown and called us to order. We had to congratulate Oyster for her winning streak at bowls and the pokies, and admonish Cracklin for being foolish enough to trust F&*t with her car keys. Then there was Lunasee, who has reached her first carton of runs

CRACKLIN hosted this week’s run, and it was a lot for a person to do by herself. I’m not sure how much she did towards actually laying the trail, because she made the mistake of telling everyone beforehand that the trail led to the Wharf. She made things worse by suggesting that the rain might have washed the clues away, and that was enough. The old lags of the Hash decided to head straight for the Wharf and did not bother looking for a trail at all. We took a long walk to the Wharf with plenty of time to chat and it was pleasant to find a refresh-

(24), And F&*t who has had a birthday and is now officially an Old F&*t. Then things got serious when Titus was called out. He is doing a bit of work for Oyster and had the nerve to make her drive him down to the coffee shop for a break, and then expected her to pay for his coffee. He was followed by No-Name Mark who was running with his legs encased in condoms, and his brother No-Name Scott who, when asked to sing a song, could only think of Humpty-Dumpty. (Really - what do they teach in school nowadays?)

Cracklin brought out a wide spread of food to suit all palates and proclivities, followed by a divine apple slice. She must have been cooking for days. Next week’s run is on Monday, August 27, and is at Thermo & F&*t’s. Just turn up at 5.30pm to join in the fun. Call Moses on 4069 5854 or 0409 686 032 for details. Don’t forget the the pirate-themed run on September 10. On-on! Lye Bak

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G’DAY again, Well, we got away with a win against the Dragons on Monday night, but defensively, we were weren’t very good at all in parts. We knew they were going to be desperate, relying on a victory against us to keep their finals hopes alive, yet we were missing one-on-one tackles as well as letting them in for easy tries. Our attack was “on” and we knew that, but you can’t keep relying on that. Anyway, a win’s a win and we’ll take the two points. Obviously there were some very good aspects to our game, but we’ll definitely be working on our defensive game. In saying that though, we’ve only got a five-day turnaround before we play the Knights at home on Saturday night, so we’ll only be having one full-on training session before then. There will be massage and weights sessions in-between, but at this time of the year fine-tuning our game is the important thing and the body needs to rest and the coaching staff is aware of that. Out of the Dragons game, Ricky Thorby is in doubt for Saturday night because he needs to get some X-rays on his leg, while Michael Morgan was knocked out and might have to miss. Although, hopefully Michael might be right. And you can guarantee the Knights will be looking to knock us off, because I think their finals hopes will be on the line, so they will be desperate too. But we have to welcome these hard games. Tough hit-outs like these get you in the right frame of mind for the finals. DINNER: NIGHTS So remember to tune7 in again A WEEK, on SaturdayWednesdays night, we’ll be&needing all Fridays, 5 – 8pm the supportLUNCH: we can get. Wednesdays, Thursdays - Matt Bowen & Fridays, 12 noon – 2pm

COMMENT by Cooktown Local News Editor GARY HUTCHISON

THREE Rivers League officials must act to put a full stop to the disgusting, foul language and alcohol consumption that has infected what used to be a pleasant Friday night at the footy. Players on the sidelines and spectators on the hill shout expletives of the highest level of offensiveness at the tops of their voices, making John Street Oval an unsavoury environment for the many children who go to the game. And let’s not forget the homeowners living across the road, whose lounge-rooms would reverberate from the trash-mouths from 7pm to 9pm when double-headers are played. They would be well-within their rights to lodge strong complaints with the Cook Shire Council. Supposed to be an alcohol-free event, liquor of various kinds is smuggled on to the sidelines and secreted under supporters’ jerseys and blankets. Season 2011 saw the fledgling competition a model for other senior leagues, with foul language and alcohol consumption a rare event, and, when they did rear their ugly heads, they were stamped out by the officials immediately. Neither issue has been endemic during this season, it’s only the last couple of months they’ve deteriorated to the levels they have. But with passions sure to be more intense with the upcoming finals series, something must be done now to rectify

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Whoa! Come back here! Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels forward Jake Woibo (with ball) strains to free himself of the tenuous grip this Wujal Wujal Yindili player has on his jersey.

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Cooktown Crocs long striding utility back Gundolbi Michael busts through this Warriors tackle on the half-way on his way to the try line, with the cover defence arriving too late to be of use. ground in any organisation, and the the situation. Referee Scot Thomason takes no Three Rivers League is no excepnonsense from the on-field players and tion. So it is incumbent on team and is quick to blow penalties that settle community leaders to stand up and things down. Rugby League laws empower restore the Three Rivers League to referees to send players from the what it was just a few short weeks field and the sideline for using foul ago - a model for player and crowd behaviour. language. A police presence should not have The question has to be asked: “Does any team want to lose a player to be invoked, but, if these issues canin a crucial situation because he can’t not be addressed in-house, the Three Rivers League would be well-within control his mouth?” Event officials are light on the its rights to pick up the phone.

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