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Mayors throw out Pearson plan ALTHOUGH not a member of the Cape Indigenous Mayors’ Alliance, Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott is strongly supporting the organisation’s rejection of Noel Pearson being given any further control over funding, policy or service delivery in Cape York. The elected Mayors of Kowanyama, Aurukun, Napranum, Mapoon, Lockhart River, NPARC, Cook Shire and Weipa Town Authority have taken the unprecedented action of sending a letter to Opposition Leader Tony Abbot regarding his approach to Mr Pearson to “review the education of all disadvantaged and impoverished children and explore rolling out the direct instruction teaching model in schools across the nation”. The approach was revealed in an article which appeared in the Weekend Australian in which it was revealed the publication had learnt Mr Abbott wanted to overhaul the education education of disadvantaged Indigenous and non-Indigenous children using the the approaches adopted in Cape York. A spokesman for the group said they wanted government at all levels to acknowledge that they have been elected to represent their people and should be consulted and engaged. He said over $120 million had been spent in the Cape by several organisations controlled by Mr Pearson with little measurable benefit. “The ‘GAP Plan’ will create another form of bureaucracy,” said Lockhart River Mayor Wayne Butcher. “Black tape rather than Red tape. “Cape York leaders are screaming for support on the ground but are not being heard,” said Aurukun Mayor Dereck Walpo. “Pearson’s Direct Instruction is an American methodology which sounds like military or police academy type education. “What has happened to the good old-fashion Australian education?” Mayor Scott said there is a lack of transparency in the awarding of the

Cape York Academy model.” He said that Cooktown High School is experiencing problems with children transitioning from Hope Vale (Direct Instruction) to Cooktown High. “Hope Vale families are moving

to Cooktown to put their kids into the Christian Primary School and State School to avoid the CYAA system,” he said. “There is a demonstrated disregard of the legislated roles and responsibilities of Local Government in

Cape York.” Mayor Scott’s concerns of a lack of transparency were echoed by Peter McCulkin from the Weipa Town Authority. Continued Page 5 >>

Face painting is a scary pastime

ABOVE LEFT: Scary gremlin Jasmine Gribble was lurking in the friendly surrounds of the fire engine, waiting for unsuspecting Under 8s Day visitors. ABOVE RIGHT: Lela Idagi plies red, yellow and black face paint at the Laura NAIDOC celebrations. Photo: KAZ PRICE. RIGHT: Somewhere behind those masks are Lacey Smith, Debbie Potts, Lana Beaufils and Mischa Rothlisberger at Under 8s day.

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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.

All ‘afforded the same level of accountability’


Every Thursday. Bush Bingo, 9am at the Bowls Club. Every Friday. Monster Meat Raffles in the Caf Bar, @ The Sovereign, from 6pm.

Every Friday. Members Draw, from 6.30pm; Raffles and

Lucky Pokies Seat, 8-8.30pm, at the Bowls Club. Every Friday. Members Draw (7.30-8.30pm) and Cooktown Amateur Turf Club Raffles @ the Cooktown RSL Memorial Club. Every Sunday. Social Bowls, from 1pm, at the Bowls Club. Every Wednesday. Social Bowls, from 8.30am, at the Bowls Club.


Thu 5. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from

11.30am to 12.30am. Thu 5. Cooktown Police Citizens Youth Club AGM, PCYC Cooktown Events Centre, 3 May St, Cooktown at 7pm. Fri 6. Rough N Ready live in the Caf Bar 7.30pm @ The Sovereign. Fri 6. Wizard's Sleeve live at the Top Pub. Sat 7. Garage Sale at The Boathouse from 8am on election day. Sat 7. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - 9am to 10am. Sun 8. RSL Sub Branch Monthly Meeting, 9am at the sub branch office, 132 Charlotte St. Sun 8. Greggo & Dennis live, 1-5pm on the Verandah @ The Sovereign. Sun 8. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Mon 9. Cooktown Re-enactment Association meeting at the Boathouse from 6pm. Tue 10. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30am. Tue 10. Endeavour Lions Club meeting at the Lions Hall in Amos Street from 7pm. Tue 10. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Wed 11. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Thu 12. Open Day @ Cooktown District Community Centre, 10.30am to 2pm. Phone 4069 6098 for details. Thu 12. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30am. Thu 12. Cooktown State School's "Cooktown's Got Talent", 4.30pm for a 5pm start at the Cooktown Events Centre. Fri, Sat, Sun 13, 14, 15. Cooktown Hotel Hog Hunt. Can club secretaries please send in a list of their events planned for the year to au so they can be included in the What's On section.

CHURCH SERVICES Baptist: Hogg Street, near IGA, 9.30am Sun. Phone 4069 5155. Cooktown Community Church (AOG/ACC): Gungarde Hall, 9.30am Sun; Home Group 7.30am Wed. Phone 4069 5070, 0427 756 793. 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.

I WRITE today in response to Mr Kluck’s recently published letter “Lock the gate - don’t be fooled”. Council is legislated with responsibility and authority under the Local Government Act 2009 and Building Act 1975, to enter properties and conduct inspections in line with the purpose of the Approved Inspection Program. Council is mindful that this may be a sensitive issue for some property owners and residents; however we are committed to ensuring all ratepayers are afforded

the same level of accountability for their dwellings, regardless of status or location. In our unique environment, we can see bushfires one minute and cyclonic conditions the next, and it’s likely that a natural disaster could wreak havoc upon our communities. • Insurance claims will be rejected for those with non-compliant or unapproved dwellings and structures on their properties; • Homes may exist on properties which Council believes to be

Endeavour Valley Road condition ‘disgrace’ WHAT a disgrace! If you have travelled the Endeavour Valley Road past the end of the bitumen, it is bone shattering. How much longer is this to be endured? I have contacted the Main Roads Engineer in Charge of Endeavour Valley Road, Mr Bob Devine, who really seems to not want to hear or listen, and who grudgingly said: “It should be graded in early September; it gets four gradings a year”.

Where we go: Approx 1400 copies distributed every Thursday throughout Cooktown, Hope Vale, Rossville, Wujal Wujal, Bloomfield, Ayton, Marton, Port Douglas, Mossman, Cairns, Lakeland Downs/Laura, Mt Carbine/Mt Molloy, Mareeba and Coen, and subscribers across Australia and overseas.

I wonder how often Mr Devine inspects this road? This road serves the important community of Hope Vale, is a major school bus route and the excessive dust makes life both hazardous and unhealthy. I am told a water truck is too expensive. Since the bitumen was put on the Battle Camp Road, there is more traffic, including tourists with caravans.

The official traffic count past Hazelmere is 510 daily, this being the average for the calendar year. Residents are pinning their hopes on State member David Kempton and Federal member Warren Entsch on getting out there and fighting for them. All I can say is that it was a sorry day the Cook Shire Council handed our road over to Main Roads. Narelle Morris, Cooktown.

Council ‘could be the defendant in any court action’ FIRSTLY, we wish to compliment Mr Ray Cluck on his informative letter, published in last week’s Cooktown Local News, responding to the Council’s actioning of a “property inspection program” covering a specific group of properties in the Endeavour Valley. Rate payers must realise that this inspection program, if permitted to proceed without challenge, will set a precedent for future actions by this Council with impacts shire wide. Council may publicly rationalise the decision for the inspections in the way it has chosen to do so, however the facts of the matter deny this. Council, in an ad-hoc manner and without any consultation with the residents concerned, foisted a garbage

collection system on these same properties. This poorly planned and implemented program was objected to strongly by many of the residents affected for justifiable and valid reasons. Council, in response, objecting to its wisdom and actions being questioned, resolved to carry out building inspections on all the properties in the already contracted new garbage collection area. This act by our elected representatives has caused considerable upset, worry and stress to many of the ratepayers who reside on, or own, property within the designated inspection area. This anxiety has been built upon

further by Council in its publicised threats to utilise the police and court actions in order to force entry to properties. Mayor Peter Scott, and all those Councillors who did not have their vote recorded against the resolution instigating this personally invasive and discriminatory inspection program, should hang their heads in shame at their collective decision. (It is to be presumed, of course, that their houses are not made of glass and are all in order!) Whether we personally would pass this so called inspection process is immaterial, as, on principal, we will forbid an inspection of our property to be undertaken without

council providing proof of receipt by them of a valid, justifiable, relevant and specific complaint regarding our property from an affected person or persons. Council could well be correct in stating that court action may ensue, however the possibility should be considered by Council that it may be the defendant rather than the plaintiff. This issue affects the whole of Cook Shire and we have no doubt that ratepayers in all areas are increasingly anxious about the validity of Council’s future actions. Council may therefore wish to respond to this letter publicly. PR and HC Rutherford, Cooktown.

Cook Shire Council to host NQLGA conference THE North Queensland Local Government Association (NQLGA) is heading to Cooktown with an expected 150 - 200 delegates and partners, holding their annual conference from October 2-4 at the PCYC Cooktown Events Centre. Delegates are arriving from all areas of North Queensland from Mackay in the south, to Torres Strait in the north and Mt Isa in the west. A great range of keynote speakers will talk on various topics reflective of current trends and interest in local government today.

Cooktown and Cook Shire have a long history with the NQLGA, with its very first gathering held in Cooktown in 1895 and the most recent in 2002. And coincidentally, the timing of the conference has fallen on the 140th anniversary of the founding of Cooktown, according to the local Historical Society. There is great interest in the host destination of Cooktown. Attendees have started making their travel and accommodation arrangements with local businesses offering their support of the event

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vacant, leaving emergency service workers unaware of a potential threat to life; and

• Liabilities may exist for neighbouring property owners. Several property owners have already dealt with their compliance and approvals and Council is grateful for their swift and helpful response, and we ask that anyone who is concerned about the legality of their homes or premises, contact Council’s Planning and Environment team on 4069 5444 to discuss options to remedy the situation. Peter Scott (pictured), Mayor, Cook Shire Council.

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generous support of the NQLGA. With a focus to bring more industry and business events to the region, Cook Shire Council will be interested to hear how local businesses may have benefitted from this event and track what the longer term economic benefits and impact, business events such as this have on Cook Shire. For further information or to become a sponsor of this event, contact Council’s Executive Services Officer Bob Norris (4069 5444) or email mail@cook.qld.

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Confidential information credited with drugs conviction COOKTOWN Police Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant John McArthur has praised the involvement of locals, which saw the recent conviction in the Cairns District Court of a man for the production and possession of dangerous drugs. Brian Peter Hepburn pleaded guilty to the charges last Wednesday, when he was sentenced to a three-year-jail term for his role in the cultivation of 2868 cannabis plants on a property in Mt Amos last year. When police raided the property on July 24, 2012, Hepburn escaped from the scene and again evaded capture a week later, but was subsequently arrested and charged in August. Senr Sgt McArthur said the raid culminated as a result of confidential information received. “Information given to Crime Stoppers is always confidential and it is of great assistance to police,” Some of the 2868 cannabis plants located in a raid on a Mt Amos property on July 24, 2012. Photo he said. “We are always grateful submitted. In recent police enforcement activity, an conditions. of any information received and I 18-year-old Cooktown man was charged The man’s bail conditions stipulate that would urge the community to keep helping with allegedly breaching his curfew bail he not depart from his residence between us in this fashion.”

Laura NAIDOC celebrations a ‘hoot’

7pm and 7am. Police will allege in the September 5 sittings of the Cooktown Magistrates Court that the man was located in public in breach of this condition. On August 28, a 34-year-old Cooktown man was charged after he was allegedly found in possession of implements used to smoke dangerous drugs. He is due to appear before the magistrate on October 3. Also due to appear in court in October is a 34-year-old Hope Vale man who was intercepted whilst driving with a blood alcohol level of .186% and driving without a licence on August 29. And a 21-year-old Edmonton man charged with the alleged serious assault of a 64-year-old Cooktown in her residence in Cooktown will appear at the November 7 court sittings.

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• Relax, enjoy a cold beer in airconditioned comfort • Friday Night Courtesy Bus • Bar Snacks, 5pm • Pokies • Plus… Members Draw (you must be here to win)

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Principal Karl Gunter and Ang-Gnarra Chair Joseph Le Chu, his wife Loretta, some of the Laura Rangers and three generations of Laura families with one of the trees planted in the Laura State School grounds to celebrate NAIDOC 2013. for their gardening prowess at this year’s Story and photos By KAZ PRICE Thank you to all who Cooktown Show. participated in making Fun for the littlies was provided by the A HUGE, enthusiastic crowd came along our Extension opening for this year’s Laura NAIDOC celebrations Cooktown District Community Centre Phone 4069 5819 • Airconditioned • Bar • Pokies such a success. hosted by the Laura State School in their Playgroup, with the usual full array of developmental activities, and the added beautiful park-like grounds. SOCIAL BOWLS bush Friday Night MEMBERS DRAW Members not present: #307 S Gardner and Come along and try SUNDAY Ranging in age from babies to “too old to bonus of Lela Adagi doing her wonderful face bingo #249 F Saunders. Draw jackpots to $600. SOCIAL BOWLS 8.30am, cost only remember”, it seemed like the whole town had painting - in the special red, black and yellow Draws: 1st draw between 6.30 – 7pm, $8.50 includes BBQ lunch and raffle theme colours for NAIDOC. turned out for the fun and fantastic weather. 9am, every 2nd draw between 7.30 – 8pm. ALL WELCOME – CAN’T PLAY? The last of the day’s energy was burned Proceedings kicked off with a traditional Thursday. RAFFLES & LUCKY POKIES WE ARE HAPPY TO SHOW YOU HOW! Welcome to Country by Mr Joseph LeChu, off in a game of rounders, with kids shrieking SEAT between 8 – 8.30pm WEDNESDAY ARVO be there by 1pm ALL WELCOME. Chair of the Ang-Gnarra Board, and was fol- as Mums, Dads, teachers and visitors tried to Wednesdays and Fridays – Courtesy Bus – To Marton & Keatings Lagoon lowed by a heartfelt address by Laura School outrun each other (and the kids), despite their Principal, Mr Karl Gunter on the history and rusty elbows and creaking knees. It was a hoot, and probably resulted in meaning of NAIDOC. A slide presentation showcasing the school, considerable Saturday morning pain. With the day winding down, it seemed the Ranger program and the spectacular Laura scenery was followed by a poetry reading by wise it had all been held on a Friday, having to come back to an ordinary day’s school next Samantha, a Year-5 student at the School. With food flowing all day, popcorn, day would be a bit tough. ! To all who helped make it such a great day, burgers and fruit, the energy was harnessed for a significant tree planting in the school thanks you were wonderful.       And to the kids of Laura, what great hosts grounds - about 20 trees finding new homes you all are? with very good prospects. “Cooktown’s largest and newest kitchen and menu!” Bookings Appreciated: 4069 5829 Happy NAIDOC! The students have already won awards

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Don’t forget to vote: Polling booth locations AUSTRALIAN citizens are reminded that if they have not already voted in this year’s federal election, they must register their votes this Saturday, September 7 between 8am and 6pm sharp. Polling booths within the Cooktown Local News readership for the seat of Leichhardt are located as follows: • PCYC Cooktown Events Centre, 3 May Street, Cooktown - Wheelchair access; • Hope Vale School, Thiele Street, Hope Vale - Wheelchair access;

• Wujal Wujal CDEP Centre, Hartwig Street, Wujal Wujal - Wheelchair acess; • Laura Hall, 4 Terminus Street, Laura Wheelchair access; and • Coen School, 30 Taylor Street - Assisted wheelchair access. Early voting facilities are available either in person or by post if on election day voters are: * are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote; * are more than 8km from a polling place;


* are travelling; * are unable to leave your workplace to vote; * are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is); * are a patient in hospital and can’t vote at the hospital; * have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place; * are in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained; * are a silent elector; or

* have a reasonable fear for your safety. The early voting centre for Cooktown is the Cooktown QGAP Office, 172 Charlotte Street (wheelchair access). The early voting centre will still be open: on Thursday, September 5, and Friday, September 6, between 30am to 4.30pm. Cooktown Returning Officer Cassandra Sorensen re-enforced that voting in Cooktown will be at the PCYC Events Centre and not at the school as has occurred in previous elections.

Centre of Maytown revealed

Join renowned international artist, Ross Franzi, to learn transition from drawing to colour in different mediums.

Where: Cooktown Community Centre When: 9.30am-11.30am Wednesdays (for 26 weeks) 11 Charles St, Cooktown • T: 4069 6098 • E: The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Cook Shire Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

NOTICE The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council wishes to advise that the waste management facility (tip) located at Hope Vale is for the use of residents and businesses located in the Hope Vale Shire only. Any exception to this requires the approval of Council. Any persons found illegally dumping at the Hope Vale waste management facility will be reported to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Ross Higgins Chief Executive Officer

AFTER 131 years of existence buried beneath the intersection of High Street and Leslie Street at Maytown on the Palmer River Goldfield, the location of Alfred Starcke’s 1882 metal survey peg has finally been brought to the surface on Sunday. In July, 1982, honorary surveyor Jim Cullen located the peg, and ,with the help of the then Palmer River Historic Preservation Society (now Friends of the Palmer), surveyed the town layout. With Mr Cullen’s assistance, the Society was able to locate and identify the 53 business and residential sites of Maytown as per Brisbane surveyor Alfred Starcke’s October 15, 1882, official town survey. Thirty-six shop fronts were subsequently named by inlaid ground plaques. These plaques have remained an integral part of visitor viewing. In addition, the school, cemetery, hospital, Warden’s residence and all six streets were signposted. To give visitors an indication of the size of the

town, a large map of Starcke’s town layout was also erected. Then on June 20, 2009, visiting licensed surveyor Steve Watts unearthed the original Maytown survey peg, and dug a large hole around it for visitors to be able to see the artifact. However, an unknown person deemed the hole and the peg to be dangerous and covered it with dirt. Then on Sunday, August 18, 2013, the peg was again unearthed, after which it was set into a ground-level concrete base with an appropriate steel plate identifying the exact location of the surveyor’s underground peg. This is located just two metres adjacent to the Society’s 1983 Maytown Pioneer Monument and Time Capsule structure. So now, the exact location of the peg is available for the information of visitors, without it being a danger to them or in danger of being damaged. John C. Hay, Friends of the Palmer.

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre is rolling into a town near you Are you a senior, student, family, farmer, carer or person with a disability seeking government support? The Australian Government Mobile Service Centres are supporting rural communities by providing convenient access to Australian Government payments and services. You can visit the Mobile Service Centre:

• Opposite Gungarde Community Centre, Charlotte Street, Cooktown, Tuesday 10 September and Wednesday 11 September 9.00 am to 4.00 pm both days

• Near the Lakeland Coffee Shop, Development Road, Lakeland, Thursday 12 September, 9.30 am to 3.00 pm

For more information, go to and search for Mobile Service Centre or call 132 316.

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Experienced specialist officers travel with the Mobile Service Centre and provide friendly, face-to-face service, information and support. Our staff can assist you with Centrelink, Medicare, Australian Hearing and Child Support payment and service options. They are specialists in rural servicing and live and work in the communities they serve. If the assistance you’re a�er is not available, arrangements will be made for someone from the relevant organisation to contact you.

ABOVE LEFT: Maytown Survey Peg found and marked with concrete on August 18, 2013. Photos submitted. ABOVE RIGHT: John Hay and the Maytown Survey Peg found and marked with concrete. BELOW: The Maytown Monument.


Bowls Club opening brings back fond memories

Bob O’Doherty, Bob Sullivan and incumbent Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch with the plaque commemorating the official opening of the Cooktown Bowls Club’s new extension on Saturday. INSET: The paque commemorating Saturday’s official opening of the Cooktown Bowls Club’s new extension.


T LENT MEMORIES were sparked by a slide show of the Cooktown Bowls Club history, leading up to the official opening of its new extensions by Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch on Saturday. President Bob Sullivan took members back to the heady days when the green was opened in 1992, which was later followed in 1998 with the opening of the first club house and the problems that were overcome along the way until the present. He told those in attendance that while there had been a slight “blow out” from $1.2M to $1.5M in the construction of their new extension, the facility was totally owned by its members with no debt owing. “When we decided to do this, we made a commitment not to go into debt for it,” Bob said. “And we also made the commitment that wherever possible, we would keep the money in town - using local contractors wherever possible.” He lauded the efforts of principal building contractor Scott Thomason and those of electrician Chad

Darvell and painter Mick Murphy. “It was a labour of love for any of the locals involved in this project,” he said. “Scottie did a fantastic job. “And Chad was still crawling around in the ceiling doing the wiring so we could finish on time. “Mick Murphy was great too as were everyone.” Bob also praised the club’s committee and management committee. “They did a fantastic job through all this, and I am now proud to say that on this, the official day of our opening, we’re 99% done!” Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott, in his address to those gathered, spoke of how he had seen Cooktown grow and progress in his 20 years of residence in the town. “Cooktown has improved,” he said. “And this improvement has been visioned and achieved by locals, with the support of the local community. “And while it must improve, Cooktown must continue to maintain its unique character.” Cr Scott said tourism numbers in

When: Thursday, September 12 at 4.30pm for a 5pm start Where: Cooktown Events Centre Cost: $5 per person or $20 for a family (Parents/Guardians and their children) Food: Outside Barbecue, Drinks and Snacks available Who: All welcome!

the town had increased significantly during this last season, with council surveys receiving nothing but positive comments about the club’s new extension. “What a great facility and what great tucker!” he said. “Those have been the comments we’ve received,” In opening the club, Mr Entsch fondly remembered his long association with Cooktown and the Bowls Club and congratulated them on their effort. “It’s a wonderful achievement to see this magnificent new facility and know just what it has brought to the town by way of employment to locals,” he said. “And dare I use the pun, ‘You’ve had two Bobs each way’ with your club leaders in Bob Sullivan and Bob O”Doherty.” A plaque commemorating the opening was then unveiled, after which those in attendance continued to enjoy the free fare on offer.

Cooktown talent on show next week ANYONE who enjoys watching children striving hard in any endeavour, whatever it may be, cannot miss next Thursday’s entertainment bonanza titled, Cooktown State School’s Got Talent. To be held at the PCYC Events Centre on Thursday, September 12 from 4.30pm for a 5pm start, the cost of admission is only $5 per person or $20 for a family. Singing, dancing, musical instruments and poetry

will be judged in the three categories of Prep - Year 3, Year 4 - Year 7 and High School. An outside barbecue will be run, while snacks and drinks will also be available. The event is not only open for the entertainment of parents, teachers, students and their friends, but to the whole community who might want to enjoy an evening of fun.

Mayors throw out Pearson plan << From Page 1 “There are questions around the transparency of Mr Pearson’s programs with no real analysis of what is expended on administrative/ management costs or the benefits to the region,” he said. Mr McKulkin also called into question the cost efficiency of Mr Pearson’s concept of “pooled funding” in the proposed IPPC and Mr Pearson’s involvement in education given the limited success of his current Direct Instruction programs.

“Elected Cape York leaders are better positioned to lead change rather than non-elected representatives from non-government organisations outside the region,” he said. Mayor Philemon Mene, from Napranum, said enormous changes had been made to the social well being and economic opportunity in Napranum in just over 12 months. “This has come about by government stepping back and giving our community a go with no involvement of Mr Pearson or

his programs,” Mayor Mene said. “Our own Whole of Community Change Program has been an outstanding success and we have negotiated several joint ventures around economic enterprise and infrastructure. We have created over 40 jobs and there is a new energy in our town.” Mayor Peter Guiverra from Mapoon said: “We are interested in profits not ‘prophets’”, while Mayor Bernard Charlie from NPARC said, “It is time for the elected Mayors to take a stand.”




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Community support enables Kids’ Art Exhibition THE inaugural Cooktown Kids Art Society exhibition opened last Saturday at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery.

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The exhibition is a culmination of one year of art education sessions run by Cooktown School of Art Society September last year until this August 2013. To facilitate this, we needed funding for art materials so sought on-line “crowd funding” via Pozible. When we did not reach our target of $2000 an article in the Cooktown Local News had a great response - firstly from the Endeavour Lions Club who donated $1300, local pensioner George Theobold’s $400 and many locals with smaller amounts. With those donations, we raised our goal amount and with this as a start, we applied for, and got a further $3100 from Cook Shire RADF providing sufficient funds for this art adventure. We looked for Cooktown kids aged between six and 12, but due to demand we accepted kids under six as long as an adult stayed with them. We also accepted some kids up to 14 with a high level of interest in art. Our aim has been to assist all primary aged kids. Local artists acted as facilitators to run the art sessions. Leaders within Kids Art Society have been Chelsea Cantarella, Chelsea Collins-Herrmann, Holly Farnan and Otto Basson who mentored younger children. Younger assistants and hard workers in setting up for sessions included: Jake and Amber Farnan, Sophia Collins-Herrmann, Sophie Roberts and Savannah and Amber Frame. Parents assisting included: Louise and Jannie Basson, Julie Frame, Jacqui Collins-Herrmann, Chris Muggleton and Katie Dagge, while locals sssisting were: the RSL’S Jodi and Angie, Endeavour Lions, and the Endeavour Christian School. Faye Pini Art Education, Facilitator and Administration Cooktown Kidz Art Society. RIGHT: Some examples of the childrens creativity on display as part of the inaugural Kidz Art Society exhibition being featured in the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery. Photos: LOUISE BASSON.

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Kidz Art Society Facilitator Faye Pini in back, with some of the children who participated in the program: (front from left) Amber Farnan, Amber Frame, Sophie Roberts, Savannah Frame and Morli McCudden and (back from left) Holly Farnan holding Jasper Farnan, Jake Farnan, Hudson Dagge, Karli Basson, Amber CollinsHerrmann, Leah Whitford, Tahlani Whitford and Chelsea Collins-Herrmann.

Student of the Month RIGHT: Bree Chippendale is the Student of the Month for August for the Endeavour Christian College. Bree is an enthusiastic learner who especially enjoys Art, Design and Technology and learning Chinese in LOTE. She always tries to extend herself in Mathematics and Literacy by doing activities that are designed for a level higher than Year Four. She is always kind and considerate of her classmates’ feelings. Bree loves playing in a ‘cubby house’ during play time that she and her friends carefully designed. ABOVE: Bloomfield River State School’s Student of the Month for August is Kia Tayley. Kia is a delight to teach. Always listening, following instructions and producing her best work. she pays attention to detail and eagerly participates in all classroom activities.

Terrell Bowen is this month’s Student of the Month at the Hope Vale Campus. Terrell is a school sports captain while his favourite subject is maths. Terrell is a keen rugby league player and enjoys coming to school everyday.

RIGHT: Reshonda Kulka is the Rossville State School’s Student of the Month for August because she always works hard and is always organised. Reshonda is a leader in the junior classroom and sets an exemplary example for all Rossville students.

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LEFT: Courtney Vaega is Cooktown State School’s Secondary Student of the Month. Courtney is the Vice Captain for that part of the school. She is an inspirational Year 12 student aiming to study nursing at Griffith University in Brisbane next year. After her studies, her goal is to enter the Navy. At school, Courtney enjoys socialising, but also the opportunities to mentor and work with younger students. She is a deserving Student of the Month who has a positive attitude to her studies and her role as a leader at school. RIGHT: The Laura State School Student of the Month award for August goes to Hiram Ross. Hiram has excellent attendance and is always willing to work hard at new or challenging tasks. He has been practising his soccer skills and is ready to play hard in the upcoming Southern Cape Cluster Soccer Carnival. He loves to read about dangerous animals and faraway places. He’s also looking forward to our school camp in three weeks’ time. Keep up the

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How to make your vote count. Federal election, Saturday 7 September. On election day, you will receive two ballot papers: a green one for the House of Representatives and a white one for the Senate. On the green ballot paper you are voting for a representative of your local area in the House of Representatives. On the white ballot paper you are voting for representatives of your state or territory in the Senate. Don’t worry if you make a mistake. You can ask for another ballot paper and start again.

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d 100 Years On... A 1913 Bishop’s view on femininism and conscription I THOUGHT it would be interesting to produce here an address given in Cooktown in 1913, by the then Anglican Bishop of Carpentaria, Dr Gilbert White. Firstly though, who was Bishop White? Gilbert White (1859-1933), was born at Rondebosch, Cape Colony, South Africa. Gilbert was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and Oriel College, Oxford. A lung condition necessitated emigration and he arrived at Townsville, North Queensland, in September 1885. On August 24, 1900 in Sydney, he was consecrated first bishop of Carpentaria. He wrote fluently and read Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian and Spanish. In 1916 he helped to revive the Australian Board of Missions. Seeing World War I as a crusade for “the liberties of mankind”, White supported conscription and the League of Nations, and opposed a rigid White Australia policy as impeding northern development. Reproduced in part from The Queenslander, Saturday, August 30 1913: Diocese of Carpentaria Conference At Cooktown, Bishop White’s Address. “The conference of the diocese of Carpentaria was commenced at Cooktown last Wednesday, and an interesting inaugural address was delivered by the Bishop of Carpentaria (Dr Gilbert

White). Touching on general matters, the Bishop said there were two great causes tending to disintegrate family life in the present day. The first was the insatiable love of pleasure, and it had to be remembered that no nation ever prospered or could prosper where men lived for pleasure. ‘No doubt this love of pleasure,’ he continued, ‘is largely responsible both among men and women for the modern unwillingness to be burdened with the responsibilities of a family, and the successful efforts to escape from these responsibilities by every perversion and debasement of married life. . . Today we are face to face with a widespread revolt of woman against the conditions of nature, a claim not only to be on an equality with man, but to be able to prove that women can form a separate social unit, independent of man, leaving men free to pursue their own ends while they themselves are free from all domestic and family responsibilities. It is this spirit which in England has manifested itself in the extravagant violence of the suffragette. The truth is, that the life of men and women is inextricably bound up together, and the modern feminist doctrine of setting men against women is as radically false as the

Socialist’s policy of setting class against class. Nature will not be permanently outraged, and the present policy will in the end react most disastrously on the women themselves, for were it carried out to its logical conclusion and women pitted physically and mentally in a bitter contest with men, there is little doubt as to the result. Women must not expect chivalry and respect to survive their repudiation of every need of sympathy and help.’ His Lordship expressed

himself as heartily in favour of the enforcement of compulsory military training in Australia, and said he had no patience with those who complained of the expense and inconvenience of defensive preparation, as though it were unchristian. Was it not Christian to be prepared to defend what one believed to be right, to be ready to champion the wronged and the oppressed, and to face weariness and danger and death at the call of duty? The Bishop referred to the

need for an Australian missionary training college, and in concluding referred to the neglect of religion in evidence to day. It was a dangerous position, he said, but be did not think it would last. There were not a few indications of returning stability, and he believed the time would again come when the trouble would be not that so few professed religion, but that while so many professed so few worthily practised it. Not much changes in 100 years does it?


Bishop Gilbert White. Photo submitted.

Turning the other cheek Luke 6:29-31 IMMEDIATELY following His arrest, Jesus was interrogated by the high priest. When He provided an “unsatisfactory” answer, one of the officials struck Him in the face. Instead of literally offering His other cheek to be slapped, the Saviour calmly challenged the man’s unjust action. The Lord did not defend Himself or retaliate, but He also refused to accept the abuse unquestioningly, despite the fact that He knew He would receive more (John 18:21-23). The Bible passage telling us to turn the other cheek confuses many Christians. Are we to stand still while someone beats us up physically or emotionally? No. But we are not to retaliate in kind. Pride will certainly trigger a desire to take revenge on the co-worker who stole credit for our work or the family member who repeatedly says unkind words. Y et we are not to “repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing” (1 Peter 3:9). In daily practice, the situation will determine what form a godly response will take. We may need to ignore the other person’s actions, walk away from abuse, or confront our enemy - confrontation designed to gain understanding and reconciliation is not inappropriate. I n fact, Jesus instructs us to transform rivals into friends by means of respectful discourse (Matt. 18:15). Asking “Why do you feel about me as you do?” can reveal the strength of ‘agape love’ - unconditional love - to minister to a hurting soul despite the potential for injury. Might God be calling you to show ‘agape love’? Pray for the desire and power to “turn the other cheek” as Christ did. Have an awesome week. Pastor Wayne Brennan Cooktown Community Church.

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LEFT: Kellie Jerome and Lakea and Haila Hegamaea were given a taste of the friendliness and safety that can be found in firemen by local officer Jason Carroll. ABOVE: Mikkia Winter, Mia Serginson, Shaelane Hegamaea and Kellie Jerome (front) were all smiles after Constable Richard Pettman had given them a sample of the police sirens with the help of Josie Dagge during under-8 Day celelbrations. ABOVE RIGHT: Local fireman “Chook” Giese gave youngster Hudson Dagge a taste of what it feels like to wear some of the emergency equipment. BELOW LEFT: Imogen Hocking getting ready to put some momentum into her swing. BELOW RIGHT: The Serginson girls, Olivia and mum Roslyn enjoying time together expanding their artistic talents.

Jarrah Dignan, with Miss Kelly, got a taste of some bandaging, while Mervyn Stewart got some face painting.

Chloe Hanson popped up out of the cubby house to say,”Hi!”


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THIS week’s winner of the $25 meat voucher in the Cornett’s IGA Cooktown and Cooktown Local News competition is Teneille Nuggins’ sunset capture. The image is full of different shades of blue, with a tinge of gold which adds to its beauty.

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forwarded as an email attachment to au And please include your contact numbers. Teneille’s winning entry will be printed and displayed in a gallery the IGA has prepared in their store.



The Full Boar Thai Boxing Club entered a men’s and women’s team in The Bloomfield Agricultural Show’s cross-cut saw cutting competition, with both teams taking out first place. Seen here are the winning teams of Vince Parkes and son Micah who was the mascot, Sarah Martin and Julie and Bradley Smith. Pnhoto submitted.

Full Boar Thai Boxing Club women’s team members Julie Smith and Sarah Martin working hard for their win in Saturday’s Bloomfield Ag Show’s cross-cut saw cutting competition. Photo submitted.

The Cooktown Show Society was on hand to support the Bloomfield Show with representatives Vicki Kirk and Peter Sanderson sampling the fare and handing out show bags. Bloomfield River State School students had an impressive array of drawings and paintings displayed, with Altricia Yougie pointing to her impression of a famous Monet painting The Cleary girls Anna and Ruby having a mother/ daughter day out at the Bloomfield Show.

Cooktown local Pam Bruce, an early visitor to the Bloomfield Show, checking out the fashions on show.

The Bloomfield show had an international flavour on Saturday with Italy’s Coral Gonzalez giving Ayton’s Aiden Mifsud who claims a Maltese background, help with a bracelet at the “Out of India” stall. LEFT: First place in the Open Baking went to this creation from Ulla Owen. LEFT BELOW: Amelia Fagan’s blue ribbon carrot cake.

The Bloomfield Show was a perfect opportunity for Dad, Billy Harrigan and Mum, Lilly Creek to take their children, (from front to back) Sharman, Jeniqua and IsiahHarrigan on a family day out.

RIGHT: Leon Beckett’s entry was a winner in the Orchid in Bloom section. Ayton IGA Express’ Julie Smith with son Bradley, an apprentice butcher, whose personal creations, ‘rib fillet pockets’ were a savoury, tasty attraction for hungry show goers.

RIGHT BELOW: Reg Cambridge’s potted plant won the blue ribbon in that section.

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6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Egg Salad Equivalency 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Love Car Displacement 9:30 Big Brother Late Night Feast 10:30 Two Broke Girls: And The Pre-Approved Credit Card 11:00 Two Broke Girls: And The Candy Manwich 11:30 Weeds: System Overhead - Nancy, Andy and Silas plot revenge against Emma after she gives them the business in a business deal. Meanwhile, Doug suffers a financial setback that makes it even more important to keep his hedge fund up and running. 12:00 Nothing Trivial 1:00 Extra 1:30 4WD TV 2:00 Brand Developers 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: “Final Justice” (M v,a,s) 2:00 The Chase 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News At 4 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: How To Hide A Scar - Difficult truths are brought to light as new secrets are concealed. Bec throws herself into plans for Harrison and Aalivyah’s first birthday party as an avoidance technique for dealing with where Matt should feature in the celebrations. 9:30 TBA 11:30 Go On 12:00 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Andre Rieu: Songs From My Heart 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta 2013 Daily Highlights 6:00 Historic Walks - Westminister City Of Power 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Samantha Womack 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Killing: A new element turns out to play a role of great significance in the investigation. Borch and Lund have a hard time shaking off their Jutland experience, and their working relationship suffers as a result. Robert and Maja harbour hopes that Emilie may still be alive and Zeeland throw all their resources into tracking her down, as a secret is revealed from an unlikely source within the family. 12:10 Draquila - Berlusconi’s Empire 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 The Jonathan Ross Show 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue: Garston Manor 6:50 The Checkout: Snack Size: Waste 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Holidays 8:30 Gruen Planet 9:05 The Hamster Decides 9:35 Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Gabby Logan 10:00 TBA 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Spooks 12:35 Luther 1:30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Gabby Logan 1:55 Daniel Libeskind 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 23: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat - Who will survive the Hot Seat? Six contestants go head to head to win the cash. Hosted by Eddie McGuire, Hot Seat is a game of strategy, skill and survival. 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 Arrow: Salvation - An angry resident of The Glades who calls himself “The Savior” embarks on a kidnapping and killing spree inspired by Arrow’s vigilantism. 9:30 TBA 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 4WD TV 2:00 Brand Developers 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: “Scenes Of The Crime” (M v,l) 2:00 The Chase 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Slideshow 8:30 TBA 10:00 Highway Patrol 10:30 The Mole 11:30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive: In 2006, ex-Navy diver Rob Hewitt embarks on a fishing dive off the coast near Wellington, New Zealand. A fun day turns into a living nightmare when he becomes caught in a vicious current and is dragged out to sea. 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta 2013 Daily Higlights 6:00 Historic Walks 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction 8:35 Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers: South Africa 9:30 The Killing 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Looking For Eric” (MA l) - A comedy about a football fanatic postman named Eric, whose life is descending into crisis when he receives some life coaching from the philosophical former football star, Eric Cantona. 1:15 Movie: “12” (M v,l) - Loosely based on the 1957 film 12 Angry Men, Nikita Mikhalkov’s superbly acted film is clever and gripping like its predecessor, but with a distinctly Russian feel. The fate of a Chechen teenager who is alleged to have killed his Russian stepfather hangs in the balance of a group of twelve all male jurors. 4:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 My Family 1:00 Murder Or Mutiny 2:00 The Young Ones 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue: Hill Place 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Upper Middle Bogan: No Angel 9:00 It’s A Date: Should You Date On The Rebound? 9:30 Would I Lie To You? 10:00 Derek 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 Secrets Of The Superbrands: Technology 12:20 Movie: “And Now For Something Completely Different” (M a) - Some of the best of BBC TV’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus sketches reshot for feature film release. 2:30 Football: WAFL Finals Series 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 The NRL Footy Show - Join Fatty Vautin, Darryl Brohman, and Michael Slater for a wrap of all things footy and come inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 10:30 Arrow 11:30 The AFL Footy Show - The Logie award-winning AFL Footy Show celebrates its 20th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless and Shane Crawford. 1:30 Extra 2:00 4WD TV 2:30 Brand Developers 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: “The Three Stooges” (PG a,v) 2:00 The Chase 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 8:00 TBA 9:00 Please Marry My Boy 10:00 Formal Wars 11:00 Grimm: The Other Side - Nick and Hank are called to the scene of a murdered high school academic decathlete and learn just how competitive some extra- curricular activities can be, and the extremes some coaches and parents will go to give students the best chance for success. 12:00 Special: Caribbean Blue 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Animal Monster Moves 2:30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta 2013 Daily Highlights 6:00 Historic Walks 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation 7:55 Destination Flavour - Adam’s Best Bites 8:30 Heston’s Fantastical Food - Big Breakfast 9:30 Vikings 10:20 World News Australia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Massive Moves 12:00 La Vuelta 2013 Live 2:00 The Observer Effect: What are Australia’s mavericks, powerbrokers and celebrities really like? Ellen goes beyond the headlines to reveal what makes our most popular Australians tick in a format that is both entertaining and informative. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 164

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VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A boost to your ego will come just when you need it. However, don’t rely on others to create your self-worth. Romance. A recent comment may have made you a little self-conscious, even though it was meant as a compliment. You were probably expecting something less positive.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) An important boost to your career is just around the corner. Don’t do anything now which could “rock the boat”. Stay under the radar. Romance. Be careful not to let the cat out of the bag! A secret which you have promised to keep to yourself may slip out, without realising it.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A person that you meet will eventually become a good friend. It may be a little difficult to get to know them at first, however. Ask open-ended questions. Romance. You may over-react to events. Try to calm down before getting into a discussion about something you feel strongly about.


SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Don’t try too hard to create a good impression. You may come across as phoney. It’s best to be true to who you are. Romance. Somebody who catches your eye may frustrate you because of their lack of interest. However, they may be simply playing hard to get in order to intrigue you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A strange feeling which you have may not be as irrational as it seems. Your intuition will help you to understand a recent mystery. Put the pieces together carefully. Romance. You may get a little anxious if things don’t quite work out according to plan. You will have to be flexible.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


You will be feeling on edge this week. It is very important that you try to avoid any extra stress. Be sure to unwind after work each night. Romance. Don’t be too annoyed if your partner does not agree with everything you suggest. It’s better to be with someone who challenges you.


PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You can be a little shy at times. Later this week, something you say could make you the centre of attention amongst your colleagues. This could leave you a little self-conscious. Romance. Your current relationship will become more challenging. Allow this to strengthen your bond.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

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Try not to be too critical of other people. Your ability to “see through” what they are doing may make your judgements a little too harsh at times. Romance. Someone who is very much attracted to you may be too shy to even say “hello”. Make the first move and you’ll be happy you did!

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Although you need plenty of security, there is a danger that you could get stuck in a rut. Try to find a balance. Take a risk or two! Romance. This will be a very good time for some quiet relaxation with your partner. You will need a bit of extra comforting. Let your guard down and relax.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A strange encounter may leave you mystified. You will meet this person again. Be sure to question them about your first meeting. Romance. You may find that you are getting less attention than you need from your partner. Let your needs be known and you may receive exactly that.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


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You may get a little frustrated if the people around you have less energy than you do. You will be rearing to get things done and will not want to be held back. Romance. Your love-life will begin to go in a new direction. Take charge of where it’s headed and you’ll be happy with the results.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You have a lot of jobs around the house which you have been putting off. Try to get them all out of the way in one go. You can revel in the cleanliness later. Romance. You will have a lot of things to get through and will be frustrated if you are constantly interrupted. Be firm with others.

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TO ALL NATIVE TITLE PARTIES OF KALPOWAR, CAPE YORK PENINSULA Tuesday 17 September 2013 at 12:00pm – COOKTOWN Any person who claims to hold native title over the Kalpowar area is invited to attend a meeting convened by the Cape York Land Council and Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation. The area in question is described as Lots 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 on SP 156403, lot 6 on SP 171857 and lots 2 and 8 on AP 12349, Cape York Peninsula. This includes the Kalpowar Aboriginal freehold land, Kalpowar community purpose reserves, the western section of Cape Melville National Park and Jack River National Park. Kalpowar is accessed by the Mount Webb - Wakooka Road through either Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) from the west or Hopevale from the east. On Tuesday 17th September 2013 at 12:00pm a meeting will be held in Cooktown to authorise the Kalpowar ILUA Deed of Termination and Release. Termination of the Kalpowar Indigenous Land Use Agreement (QI2005/028) will not affect the validity of any acts done in accordance with the agreement while it was registered, and will not take effect until a new ILUA is registered over the Kalpowar Nature Refuge Area, Cape Melville National Park and Jack River National Park. Date and time: Tuesday 17th September 2013 at 12:00 pm (lunch included) Venue:

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Quiz questions 1. Where would you see the Taurids, Orionids and Geminids? 2. Which is the only continent not to have native species of snakes? 3. Which of the following is a true fish: parrotfish, starfish or cuttlefish? 4. What is the standard unit of measurement for time? 5. The oldest artificial mummy was found in which country?

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1. You would see the Taurids, Geminids and Orionids in the night sky – they’re meteor showers. 2. Antarctica is the only continent without native snake species. 3. The parrotfish is a true fish. 4. The second is the standard unit of measurement for time. 5. The oldest artificial mummy was found in Chile, South America.

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NOTICE OF MEETING TO ALL NATIVE TITLE PARTIES OF MELSONBY (GAARRAAY), CAPE YORK PENINSULA Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 11:00am – HOPEVALE Any person who claims to hold native title over the Melsonby (Gaarraay) area is invited to attend a meeting convened by the Cape York Land Council and Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation. The area in question is described as Lots 1 and 2 on SP 189914, Cape York Peninsula. This includes the Melsonby (Gaarraay) Aboriginal freehold land and the Melsonby (Gaarraay) National Park. Melsonby (Gaarraay) is situated on Battlecamp Road between Laura and Hopevale. On Wednesday 18th September 2013 at 11:00am a meeting will be held in Hopevale to authorise the Melsonby (Gaarraay) ILUA Deed of Termination and Release. Termination of the Melsonby (Gaarraay) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (QI2006/053) will not affect the validity of any acts done in accordance with the agreement while it was registered, and will not take effect until a new ILUA is registered over the Melsonby (Gaarraay) Nature Refuge Area and Melsonby (Gaarraay) National Park. Date and time: Wednesday 18th September 2013 at 11:00am (lunch included) Venue:

Wellbeing Centre, Hopevale

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Cooktown State School P-12 is seeking a Teacher Aide to work with the Student Reengagement Program. The position is at an off-site campus working alongside the Head of Department Re-engagement for disengaged secondary school aged students. The following is required: • own transport • the ability to engage both large and small groups of students • excellent communication skills • previous experience in a learning environment • flexibility • high level of literacy and numeracy in secondary area. The position is 5 days per week until December 06, 2013. Application package containing role description is available for collection from the school office. All applications must address the key attributes under the “How you will be assessed” in the Role Description. Applications close COB Tuesday 10th September, 2013. Applications are to be forwarded to: The Principal Cooktown State School P-12 PO Box 4 Cooktown Qld 4895 All applications will remain current for twelve months and any subsequent vacancies may be filled from these applications. The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 requires the preferred applicant to be subject to a Working with Children Check.


Louise Derry - Full Circle at Nature’s PowerHouse

Artist Lou Derry will open her new exhibition, “Full Circle Cooktown to Cairns” at Nature’s PowerHouse on September 14.

ANTICIPATION is already building among art lovers. Artist Louise Derry, who used to live in Cooktown, is bringing us a new exhibition! Her first ever exhibition was held at Nature’s PowerHouse in July 2003 - and this will be her sixth there! Many of her superbly, beautiful local landscapes grace the walls of Council Chambers, as well as private homes in Cooktown and around the world. This month she’ll be celebrating the 10 years since that very first exhibition - “Full Circle - Cooktown to Cairns” will be a mix of old works and new, giving us a chance to look at her extraordinary talent through a time perspective. “I have always been attracted to vast open

landscapes and rural scenery,” Louise said. “When we arrived in Cooktown in 2002 I found the scenery so incredibly inspiring we ended out staying for seven years.” Lou Derry was born in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania when her parents were working there. She was thrilled to return recently for the first time since she was two and found her birth land to be a fascinating country. She grew up in the English midlands countryside with the urge to travel going back as far as she can remember. Her journeys began with hitch hiking through Europe, then taking her to many destinations across the world before she settled in Far North Queensland with her husband, John Lang. Lou’s work so far has predominantly been

with Pastels. This exhibition will be special for Lou in many ways. Her 83-year-old father, Jim, will be visiting from the U.K. and this will be the first time he has actually attended one of her exhibitions. As always, Lou likes to hold an opening event. This one will be on Saturday, September 14 between 5pm and 7pm and has a special surprise in the selection of person to officiate. If for some very good reason you can’t be there, “Full Circle” will be up in the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery at Nature’s PowerHouse for another six weeks. However, if you are in a mood to purchase, you’d better not delay as Lou’s paintings have a habit of being snapped up by eager buyers.



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RENTALS WANTED Professional, mature independent senior 59. Looking for private home, rainforest or rural. Interested in all suggestions; wide open on house module, area, and rental. Phillip 0416 057 488.

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MOTOR VEHICLES FOR SALE, 2002 Mitsubishi Delica, H & L 4WD, LWB, High Roof, 8 Seats, 2.8L Intercooled Turbo Diesel, Automatic, VGC, Reg until 11/13, 72,000km, $25,000, phone: 0409 986 055.

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SALE Saturday 7 September From 8am At the Boathouse, Charlotte Street, Opposite the Sovereign – Four households worth of stuff.

MOTELS AAA CBD CBD CBD – Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments, 71 Lake Street, Cairns. Self catering, secure car parking, pool/gazebo, opp PO and Woolworths. Ph 07 4041 2350.

MOTELS CAIRNS Rainbow Inn. 3½ star, all facilities including cable TV. Close to the city, from $65 per night. Ph 4051 1022.

PUBLIC NOTICE Cooktown Horse Sports Association Inc – AGM 18th September 2013, 5.30pm, Cooktown Bowls Club. All current members are encouraged to attend and non members welcome as well. All enquiries please phone 0428 695 609. Hope to see you all there!

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Brave Cooktown/Hope Vale Under 14 The combined Cooktown/Hope Vale under-14 junior rugby league team who played against the Cairns Scorpions in a curtain raiser match to the Northern Pride fixture in Cairns last weekend: (Front row from left) Dale Kulka, Ethan Wilkin and Jai Ross. (Middle row from left) Shaun Harrison, Donovan Ross-Kulka, Wulbar Kulka, Jarvis Darkan, Jakeb Whitman, Barney Woibo and Desmond Kewangka. (Back row from left) Kehnan Rock, Ashley McIvor, Zane Stallan, Patrick Wallace, Hamish Gibson, Peter Creek, Brangston McIvor-Deeral, Jeremiah Bowen, Rory Buhmann and Hugh McGregor. Photo submitted. COOKTOWN Junior Rugby League took a combined the most of this opportunity. Cooktown and Hope Vale under-14 team to Cairns last Even when they were getting beaten, our boys proved weekend to play against the Cairns Scorpions in a curtain themselves by staying positive and competitive right to raiser game preceding the Pride Intrust Cup match. the final whistle. Although they didn’t come away with a win, the boys The sportsmanship that our combined team showed put on an impressive display against the Scorpions. There both on the field and off should be commended and was were some excellent personal performances all round noticed by the referee. Once again, I was proud to be a for the Cooktown boys, with some amazing defence and part of this team and would like to congratulate the boys attack on display from our boys. on the way they competed and behaved. The Cooktown boys managed to get a try on the On behalf of our club I would also like to thank board against the heavily experienced and highly-ranked Tex, Scottie, Chris and Shaun for coaching, Tyrone team - Hugh McGregor scored the try that was nicely for running the water, Laurie and Carmen from Hope set up by some hard work from Desmond Kewangka, Vale for their help, along with the parent helpers who with the extra two points coming from Peter Creek’s travelled with us. Nardia Whitman conversion. This trip was a huge experience for our boys, with Secretary some outstanding efforts by the boys proving they made Cooktown Junior Rugby League

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ABOVE: Morli McCudden is cheering after successfully blocking a goal attempt by D’wan Walker. BELOW: Griffin Seagren attempts to stop Karli Basson during a rugby league session.

ABOVE: Aidan Ceaser and Damien Walker showing off their ball control in rugby league. BELOW: Aidan Ceaser pitching a ball.

Sports Day at Endeavour College THE North Queensland Sports Education Tour visited Endeavour Christian College on Monday. Students from Prep Year 7 enjoyed taking part in a variety of sports that included tennis, baseball, soccer, rugby league and hockey. The activities started first thing in the morning and finished at lunch time.

Toby a clear winner

A GOOD roll up of 12 shooters turned up to last Wednesday to contest a 25 metre, 3-Position Service Shoot. From a possible score of 360 points, Toby finished first with 354, Clint was second with 344, while new shooter Sam finished third with 337. In the Centre Fire Revolver event, Janne’s 351 just pipped Mal for first, who finished second with 350. September dates for your diary include: Saturday 7 - Rimfire Rifle Shoot from 1.30pm; Wednesday 11 - Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm; Saturday 14 - Service Shoot from1.30pm; Wednesday 18 - Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm; Sunday 22 - Practical Shoot from 9.30am; Wednesday 25 - Sunset Shoot and general meeting from 5.30pm; and Sunday 29 - Rimfire Metal Silhouette Shoot from 3pm. Chris Stewart (Secretary).

During this time all students were able to rotate between the different sports and enjoy the interesting and exciting drills offered in each sport. Students had to call on all their hitting, catching, kicking, throwing, dodging and side-stepping skills to negotiate different challenges set by the different sporting bodies’ development officers. The day was a huge success and it was a great opportunity for students and teachers to access specialist training and to practise the associated skills required

in a range of sports. I only have praise for the NQ Sports Federation, the professionalism of the development officers and the conduct of the students. We at Endeavour Christian College are also grateful to the Cook Shire Council, who as a member of the North Qld Sports Foundation, helped make this day a reality through their annual subscription. Jannie Basson Principal Endeavour Christian College.

Saturday’s shoot cancelled CAPE York SSAA members are advised that this Saturday’s advertised Shotgun Shoot is now cancelled, while the date for the September Night Shoot will be decided at the September 10 monthly meeting. The following event dates for the rest of September over-ride anything previously advertised: Saturday 7 - no shoot; Sunday 8 - Pistol Shoot from 9am; Saturday 14 - Pistol Shoot from 3pm; and Sunday 15 - Rifle Shoot from 9am. For further inquiries contact me on 4069 5173. Anne Williams (Secretary).

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BMP give Diggers a cricketing lesson << From Page 20 Acting Captain Scott Stallan was next, and he and Steve took the total to 76 before Steve was bowled by Brett for four. Wal Welsh joined Scott and together they put on a 104 run stand before Jias struck, bowling Scott for an entertaining 88 runs. Top-up player Dom was last in, but he only scored before Jias claimed his wicket. The Diggers were all out for 186 and BMP had comfortably won due to their superior batting and fielding prowess. Best bowlers for BMP were Jias 3 for 24, Adrian 2 for 10 and Brett 2 for 20. This weekend, the annual Super 8s Carnival will see teams at both the Gardens and the High School Oval on Saturday, with the finals to be held at the Gardens on Sunday. It will be a 9am start on Saturday and teams nominated so far should expect a phone call soon as to Saturday’s schedule.

All padded up and ready to go, Chazidi Gibson points to the pitch and tells the gear steward he needs a bat, “out there”. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON.

LEFT: Southern visitor Jonesy with one of the few threadfin salmon currently turning up in the Endeavour River. RIGHT: Adelaide visitor Alison with a mangrove Jack. Photos submitted.

Winds to send fishers inland SPRING - what should we expect? Wa r m e r d a y s a n d lighter winds? Well, one out of two is about all we expect. With a strong blast of South Easters flogging the coast, inland fishing will be the best choice, while the estuaries will be the next. The fish don’t seem to mind with the

warmer weather producing some solid captures and some big bust-offs. Lure casters are enjoying some better returns on their time invested, with some cracker fish around - barra, mangrove Jacks, queenfish and some solid threadfin. The week ahead will be tough, with strong winds

forecast so other than venturing inland, perhaps some maintenance on your gear or chores around the home are better options and be ready for the next break in the weather. Tight lines. Russell Bowman The Lure Shop.

Perfect catch on the 4th DAVE Hanna held on to his lead to take out last week’s Italian Restaurant Weekly Stableford competition. Dave returned a score of 33 Stableford points, while a count-back was necessary between Ron Beacroft and Wayne King to decide the runner-up after both carded 32 points. Ron was ultimately given the honours. A good field competed in last Saturday’s All About Scales Stableford/Putt competition. Wal Welsh was the overall winner in the Stableford with a score of 36 points, with Alice Burton was the winner of the Putt after playing 18 holes with only 28 putts. All the nearest-the-pins were taken out with Graham Burton landing 2/11, Mick Mason for 14 and Steve Butler for 9/18. There were some close scores for The Cape York Tyres Sunday 9-Hole Stableford competition last week. A count-back was required as both Rick Butler and Graham Burton returned a score of 21, with Rick finally declared the winner. Peter Gunther and Tanya Eizenberg are currently in the lead for this week’s Italian Restaurant Weekly Stableford competition, both of whom have scored 30 Stableford points.

T h i s w e e k ’s competition is being played off the white tees. In the This Saturday’s competition is a Bunker Multiplier Stableford which is being sponsored by Rainforest Real Estate. This is a team competition and how you score the game is explained below. It is the Stableford score of their partner multiplied by their own Stableford score (after handicap as usual). E.g. one player gets 2 points for a hole, their partner also gets 2 so it is a score of 4 for the hole (2x2). If a player has a great hole and their partner has a shocker, they get a score of 0 points - in that case because a player has scored zero, their score is zero. Hard to believe, but which member teed off from the 4th only to have their ball go straight up instead of forward and the said member simply took two steps forward to catch the ball when it came back to earth. Perfect cricket catch I’d say! Happy golfing everyone. Kelly Barnett Manager Cooktown Golf Links

SOGGY took the Hashers on a merry jaunt this week, up hill and down dale, around the track, over the moon and beyond the stars, all this on toilet paper blown away on the wind. No false trails, or “shiggy”, not even a drinks stop so Hashers could rest their weary legs whilst exercising their tongues. Never the less, the Hashers all returned before the sun set and all agreed that for a run set by a car it wasn’t too bad. Soon Thermo, having demolished the nibblies, called the circle to order and asked for any charges. Oyster was so excited at the charges she was making, she pointed in the circle thereby getting charged as well. Oyster charged Soggy and Granddad with brain fatigue of the “where is Hash,” kind. Barran was celebrating a new toy and Soggy had to have one for the run. Next up was Hash Nosh, which was a beer and prune stew and the meat was definitely not skippy. The rice pudding had a fan club till we found out that it had to be stirred for 45 - the interest quickly waned after that. As always we enjoyed a good feed before leaving. Next week’s Hash is on Monday, September 9 and will meet at Xmas and Stumbles at 5.30 pm. If you need help to find us, contact 4069 5180 for details. Happy Hashing. On-on Crak Bak

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Chat with Matt G’day again, Well, one of two career decisions was made last week when I officially retired from the NRL. While I think I still have at least one good season left in me, I would have loved to have been able to come to terms with the Cowboys for another season, but that was not meant to be. And there has never been any suggestion from me I would play for another club. I’ve always wanted to be a one-club player and have made that clear for a couple of seasons now. It has always been my dream to only play for the Cowboys and I have done that, so I can assure you I won’t be playing for another NRL club at all. So that leaves me with the decision of whether to head over to England for the Super League competition, and to be honest, I won’t know for a few days yet what will be happening there. Like I said, I believe I have at least one good season left in me, if not a few more and the softer grounds and different playing conditions on offer in the Old Dart could be the answer to me playing the game that I love so much, that has been my life, for at least a couple of years yet. You’re a long time retired and I don’t want to finish too early, but like I said, the next few days will see whether I go overseas or take up the offer of a support role with the Cowboys. Meanwhile, I have to focus all my thoughts on Saturday night’s game against the Tigers at home. I couldn’t have wished for a better ending to my career in the regular NRL season than a game in Townsville where I have so many treasured memories. You’d have to think I was made of stone if you believe Saturday night won’t be a very emotional night for me and I hope to share it with all my family, my old mates and the Cowboys fans who have taken me into their hearts for all these years. Like I said though, I have to put that emotion aside until after the final whistle, because what better ending to anyone’s career could there be than a premiership ring? While it might seem to be a fantasy that we can go all the way through to the big one, no one expected us to make the final 8 not so long ago. But after the last weekend’s results, a victory against

the Tigers on Saturday will see us assured of a finals spot on points for and against - even if our rivals the Titans and Warriors can win their final games. Our percentage is plus 48 and the Titans’ is -17, while the Warriors’ percentage is -48. If we lose against the Tigers and either the Titans of Warriors get up against the Storm or Dragons respectively, our season is over. So we must win, no ifs, buts or maybes. If all three of us enjoy victories, the Titans have to at least beat the Storm by more than 65 points and the Warriors have to score more than 98 against the Dragons to leap frog us. What chances of that do you think? Our win against the Sharkies on Sunday was a credit to our new defence. Someone asked me what the first ingredient for that has been, and really it has boiled down to one thing - attitude. I thought Sunday’s victory was a gutsy, gritty, never-say-die effort from everyone, with not a bad player amongst us - we all played very well. I was thrilled to get a try for myself, as well as having the final hand in three other tries. The loss of Matt Scott with a broken finger didn’t seem to affect our momentum against the Sharks, and at this stage I don’t know if, or for how long he will be out with this injury. All I know is that he had X-rays and scans in Sydney on Sunday night and was staying there with the prospect of an operation in front of him and if he will make a return to the field this season. Matt’s arguably the world’s best prop and has been in wonderful form of late, so going into a finals’ campaign without him will be a huge loss. But, at the end of the day, the reality is, the guys taking his place, along with Ray Thompson’s will have to rise to their challenges, while the rest of us have to lift even more to cover Matt’s and Ray’s absences. Like everyone keeps saying, our destiny is in our hands. Isn’t that the same each week though? We have to take each game one at a time and focus on that,


which is exactly what I’ll be doing as well as enjoying my footy. Don’t forget to tune in on Saturday night at 7.30pm. Until next week - Matt Bowen.

SUNDAY’S game saw the Black Mountain Panthers take on the Council Diggers at the Queens Oval in the longer form of the game. The Diggers actually won the toss and sent BMP into bat, an unusual decision that was explained later in the day. Clive Kulka and Geoffrey Kulka opened the innings and they blazed 58 runs in six overs before Geoffrey was caught behind by Craig Wason off the bowling of Brodie Welsh for 38. Tyrell Ross-Kelly was next in and he managed a couple of sixes before skying one off Chris Bliesner’s bowling to be well caught by Scott Stallan. Adrian Kulka then joined Clive and together they put on a 62 run stand until Scotty caught and bowled Clive for 49 with the score at 148. Jias Mitchell was next and he reached 11 runs before getting a great ball from Rafe Thompson, knocking his off stump out of the ground. Eril Ross- Kelly was next in and he proceeded to smash anything even remotely loose out of the park. His partnership with Adrian reached 93 before Steve Wilton struck, getting Adrian to hit one down Steve Laws throat - out for a well made 49. Ashley Lyall came in and he tried to keep the run rate going, but was caught by Dom Aprile off Brodie’s bowling for six. BMP batted out their 40 overs and reached a daunting total of 312, with Eril on 93 not out. Best bowlers for the Diggers were Brodie and Rafe. After a hearty Father’s Day lunch courtesy of Carol and Helen, the Diggers set about the chase with openers Billy Dukes and Craig. Asho struck in his first over having Craig caught by Clive Kulka for 7. Brodie was next in, but was soon out, bowled by Adrian. Tommy Ling failed to bother the scorers, brilliantly caught by Jias, also off Adrian’s bowling. Billy was out for six a couple of overs later with another great catch by Jias, this time off Clive’s bowling. At the first drinks break, Council were in a spot of bother at 5 for 33. Lawsy was out soon after the break, caught by Eril off Tyrell’s bowling for three. This brought Steve Wilton and Chris together, but the latter was soon out, caught and bowled by Brett Pickup with the score at 48. Continued Page 19 >>

Has Wombat_101 got the wobbles with only one NRL round to play? HAS Wombat_101 got a touch of the Colliwobbles after round 25 of the Cooktown Local News/Hinterland Aviation/Inn Cairns NRL footy tipping competition. Wombat_101, who has dominated the competition for so long, crashed with only three winners for the round that has seen his lead cut from seven to five with only this weekend’s round of matches to play. He clearly is still the red-hot

favourite, but another poor round could see him under pressure from the fast-finishing TheFantasticMrsFox (5) who is on 129. Tipsters were exposed by at least five results, including the Knights’ win against the Broncos, Sea Eagles’ victory against the Storm, Cowboys’ win against against the Sharks, only Gracie selected the Titans to upset the Roosters, and only

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four went for the Eels against the Dragons. Harry The Bear was head and shoulders above everyone else, as the only one with seven winners, missing only with the Titans. On five were TheFantasticMrsFox, Camf, Matthew Thompson and FNQ_Chris. Wombat_101 (3 winners) sits on 134, with The FantasticMrsFox (5) are on 129.

Eye of the Tiger (4) is on 128, one ahead of Beagleb2 (4) on 127. Nikki (3) is on 126. There is then another six-win gap to the rest of the field. 120: Camf (5). 119: Matthew Thompson (5). 118: Prickly (3). 117: Pootie Tang (3), Wazza (1). 116: Maggie_P (3). 113: bubsie1981 (5). 112: Whiteyfunk (3).


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