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THE 2013 Zenadh Kes Basket Ball Carnival on Thursday Island this month was a week of adrenaline-pumped competition, clinics and a great series of Grand finals. Report, more photos Page 22 and 24 >>

Boigu Seven face DEATH sentence “ Asylum seeker JACOB MANDOBAYAN’S plea for the lives of his family.

People of Australia, we need your help. We did not come to Australia for your money or to take your jobs. We came for protection as we are activists fearing for our lives.

By AARON SMITH ASYLUM seeker Jacob Mandobayan, 20, fled West Papua September 24 to Boigu with six members of his family, all of whom were

fearing for their lives. A couple of weeks later, after escaping persecution from Indonesian military and reaching Australia and requesting political asylum - they are once again very afraid.

They fled fearing they would be killed, and now fear they will be killed if forced to return to West Papua. Continued Page 3 >>

Morgue that never was is put to rest By AARON SMITH THE NEVER-used morgue recently constructed under the Chronic Disease Centre CDC at Thursday Island Hospital will now in fact never actually be used as a morgue - period. In a board meeting last week it was decided that the space would assigned for other, yet to be decided uses, after concerns were raised by community members and hospital staff that the location of the new morgue site was cultural inappropriate. Many Torres Strait Island people found it culturally offensive for them to work in a space that meant they would be ‘walking’ over the dead, as the morgue space was under part of the CDC. Continued Page 2 >>


Morgue that never was is put to rest The morgue that never was. INSET RIGHT: Thursday Island Hospital Health Service Chief Executive Simone Kolaric << From Page 1 Thursday Island Hospital Health Service Chief Executive Simone Kolaric said to Torres News: “When the new morgue was made part of the building, what obviously wasn’t communicated effectively or consulted on properly, was that the morgue is on the ground floor. “Torres Strait Islander colleagues made it clear to us that culturally they cannot work or visit a building where they would be walking over their dead. “So a decision has been made that the temporary morgue we have been using for some time, that is near our education facility, will be continued to be used. The new morgue space has never actually been used.” The temporary morgue will now become the permanent morgue. It will be dressed up by an architect and the surrounds landscaped with some shaded seating areas. “However, what I’m not comfortable with personally, particularly having been through bereavement

myself this year, is that the current morgue we are using is really just not a nice space and I want to see it become more appropriate, but again we will be consulting with the community on how that should work,” Ms Kolaric said. “We are also looking at building a non-denominational, chapel, spiritual space where people can have some quiet reflection. “The two fridges in the never-used morgue will be moved to some of the outer islands, which allow these more remote locations to manage their deceased. “We have yet to decide exactly which outer islands will receive the fridges as a lot of the facilities on these islands do not have a lot of room in them, so we will have to resolve that as well. “In reality, in the next five to 10 years the hospital will be redeveloped and a nicer space will be provided which will involve quite a lengthy process of community consultation, but that’s a while off.”

Land and Sea Unit scoops the pool at Environment Awards TORRES Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Land and Sea Management Unit (LSMU) has won two of Australia’s most-prestigious environmental awards, including an award for an outstanding contribution to national sustainability. The TSRA Environment Portfolio Member, Mr Willie Lui, was presented with the Banksia Indigenous Award and a Gold Banksia Award in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 October.

The gold award recognised the LSMU as the best entrant in eleven major categories of the annual awards. TSRA Chairman Mr Joseph Elu said the awards were fitting recognition for the LSMU which had successfully championed an Indigenous community-based management approach to protecting the unique island and marine biodiversity of the Torres Strait. Continued Page 6 >>

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Boigu Seven face DEATH sentence

Jacob Mandobayan.

• Abbott blunder on Boigu Seven • Boigu Seven holed up in PNG • Entsch fears for their treatment in PNG • Imprisonment threat by PNG Government

They are political activists who met in a peaceful ceremony last month with the Freedom Flotilla, a group protesting the human rights atrocities committed by the Indonesian government in West Papua. “We were being hunted by the Indonesian military and police intelligence had surrounded our houses, so we left to seek asylum in Australia,” Jacob said. Jacob said he, along with his family, including Jacob’s uncle, brothers (one of whom is a 10-year-old boy), and his five-month pregnant sister, were all lied to by Australian immigration officials, who promised they would be processed on the Australian mainland. They were being held by the PNG government in Port Moresby, holed up at the aptly named Hideway Hotel. They were dumped there by Australian authorities. At a press conference last week in Jakarta, Prime Minister Tony Abbott celebrated his government’s actions: “We are

fair dinkum about doing what we can to help Indonesia in every way and you might be aware of the fact that there were some people who turned up in the Torres Strait last week wanting to grandstand about issues in Papua. Well, very swiftly . . . they went back to PNG.” However the Prime Minister wrongly stated that they were sent ‘back’ to PNG, when actually they came from West Papua, and as Warren Entsch said to Torres News this month: “I understand PNG doesn’t treat the West Papuans very well.” Jacob said to Torres News: “We were told by the Immigration people we needed medical tests so we could go to the Australian mainland. “Then they put us on a plane at Horn Island airport. After the plane door was closed and locked, the immigration officer told us we were being flown to PNG. “We were very scared and very disappointed. When we asked why they were sending us to PNG they said they were just doing their job.”

Jacob explained how they had been fearing for their safety in a standoff with PNG immigration. They face an ultimatum, to apply for political asylum in PNG or be sent back to Indonesia - a potential death sentence. “If we are sent back to Indonesia, we will be killed,” Jacob said. If they refuse to apply for refugee status in PNG, the government has threatened to lock them in prison as illegal immigrants, despite being dumped there by Australian authorities. Jacob said PNG immigration gave them an ultimatum to make a formal application seeking asylum by October 4, but they refused to sign any documents until they received legal counsel, they were then given an extension to October 10, but refused access to lawyers. The manager of the Hidaway Hotel confirmed to Torres News that they will ‘checked out’ of their room on October 10. The bill for the room has not been paid by the Australian government, but instead left with Swiss


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Mr Leembruggen had no comment when asked what will happen to Jacob and his group if PNG authorities do not consider them political refugees. Torres News has been trying to contact Scott Morrison for several weeks but continues to be stonewalled. Mr Leembruggen, who blamed the previous nonreply to, “a problem with Telstra,” since promised the minister would answer our queries, however there has yet to be any reply. Torres News tried to contact Jacob several times on October 10, but it seems his phone number has been disconnected, his whereabouts remains unknown.

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NGO, the International Organisation of Migration, which relies on the generosity of others to do their humanitarian work. “They told us we only have two options back to Indonesia or ask to be a refugee. Why has the Australian Government dumped us here, we did not ask PNG government for asylum, we asked Australia?,” Jacob said to Torres News. Julian Leembruggen, from Scott Morrison’s office, the Minister of Immigration said to Torres News: “It is no longer an issue for Australian Immigration, as they are now being held by PNG authorities, if they apply for political asylum and if PNG reviews their claim and they find they have a legitimate case, they can be processed in PNG.” Mr Leembruggen did not comment on Jacob’s question of why they were dumped in PNG when they were seeking asylum in Australia. He instead replied with: “PNG has, like Australia, has signed the UN convention on political asylum and would not send them back to West Papua.”

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NPA Hosts 3rd Annual Ladies’ Night for Heart Kids

By KATHERINE COLEIRO NPA hosted the third Annual Ladies’ Gala for Heart Kids during September. It showcased a selection of local and interstate artworks to raise funds and awareness for Heart Kids Queensland on Friday, September 13. It was a night splashed with red and walked in boots as its theme welcomed 53 ladies to Cape York Camping Punsand Bay. Key note speaker Nicki Zieth, spoke on behalf of Heart Kids to inform the ladies why and how Heart Kids supports families who struggle with the impacts heart conditions

have on individual s and families. With such an inspiring and thought felt speech the ladies rallied together bidding for the auction items displayed as well as private donations. As a result just under $5000 was raised. “Again, it was another exciting and entertaining night filled with laughter and occasional tears from genuine emotions,” said Katherine Coleiro, event organiser. “I feel extremely overwhelmed every year to see ladies gather for a formal dinner ready and willing to donate for a charitable organisation.” On behalf of Heart Kids

Queensland and Katherine a special thanksgoes out to Cape York Ice and Tackle, Marilyn Mudu, Cape York Peninsula Fishing and Billy-Jo Graham, Sue, Wal, Seisia Holiday Park and Cape York Camping Punsand Bay for donating items to auction. Thank you also to Bamaga Health and Beauty for donating courtesy gift boxes and to Seisia Hire Car for catering the bus transportation, Naomi Chan and Emma Baru Skyba for the entertainment and last but not least a special thank you to all the ladies who attended. “Without all your support the night’s success would not have been possible.”

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Emma Baru-Skyba starting the event with an exciting display of fire dancing. Lauren Mathers and Nicki Zieth. Page 4 Torres News

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organisations to achieve improved conservation outcomes.” Mr Elu said the LSMU also ensured that Indigenous customary knowledge and management techniques were appropriately recognised and incorporated in management regimes, especially for culturally iconic species such as dugongs and

marine turtles. “The community-based planning and management approach acknowledges the critical role of communities in acting as local custodians of their environment and has been a very important contributor to the success of the LSMU’s operations and in taking out these awards,” Mr Elu said.

Solar panel rebate ending soon SOLAR power representative Sarah Harlen (right), NQ Solar Cairns Branch Manager, was on Thursday Island last week talking with businesses about installing cost-saving solar panels. Despite the Queensland Government dramatically reducing the Solar Rebate Scheme feed-in tariff on July 10, 2012, from 44 cents per kilowatt hour to only eight cents per kilowatt hour, the Department of Energy and Water Supply claims that as the cost of these units has halved since 2008, the new rebate will mean they pay for themselves in around eight years as opposed to the previous ten years. Ms Harlen said that a program from power company Ergon Energy, called Powersavvy, pro-

vides funding for eligible businesses, community groups, Federal, State and Local government agencies in isolated network communities. The funding is to assist with the cost of implementing a range of energy saving measures, including the installation of solar panels. However funding is limited and the cut off deadline is December 31, 2013, so Ms Harlen has been busy talking to people to take advantage of the deal. For more information call the Powersavvy team (1800 553 635).

Shatter the silence: Stop the violence MURA Kosker Sorority Inc (MKS), the peak women’s representative organisation in the Torres Strait, will hold this year’s Reclaim the Night, march on Friday, October 18. Assemble March time will commence at 4:30pm from the Ken Brown Oval up to the Engineer’s Wharf and, Tto end the night, there will be a family BBQ and some live entertainment down the area near Engineers Wharf. Reclaim the Night is a worldwide event where traditionally women only march to protest against the violence men inflict on women worldwide. The event is traditionally held on the last Friday night in October and is attended by women only. The idea behind the march at night is to show that women have a right to enjoy public spaces at night without fear of violence from men. Mura Kosker Sorority Inc, takes the philosophy of the Reclaim the Night march further. The organisation principal objective is to assist female victims of family violence but it also supports men to make positive choices, in changing their intellectual looking at a more constructive approach to resolving family conflicts. This is a community event which involves our elders, the men and women, taking a zero tolerance in vanishing domestic and family violence. It can be achieved by support groups for action in working together as a community, that we can address the issue and make the home and our community safe for women and children. The first Reclaim the Night march was held in Belgium in March, 1976, protesting against violence which touches the lives of women around the world. Since then, it has become an annual event with different communities shaping the night to their circumstances. Mura Kosker Sorority Inc, has facilitated numerous’ Reclaim the Night’ marches, the first taking place in 1994. Mura Kosker Sorority Inc. invites and welcomes all supporters to attend the march. For more information please contact the office on 40 691 663.


Alick Tipot exhibits in Paris By ALICK TIPOT TORRES Strait Islander Artist Alick Tipot recently returned from Europe where he attended a leading International Tribal Art Fair “Parcours” in Paris and gave a presentation in Berlin, Germany. Mr Tipot’s large lino prints were shown by Stepane Jacob’s art gallery ARTS D’AUSTRALIE during a very busy few days from September 9 to 15. Mr Tipot gave to two floor talks in front of his work to a very captivated Paris audience at the Fair. “I felt very proud to talk about my work and the culture that the

work represents,” Mr Tipot said. One of the regular visitors to the art fair was world-renowned wildlife television presenter Sir David Attenborough, who caught up with Mr Tipot. Sir David said to send his warm regards to the people Torres Strait Islands in Australia. Besides making it to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Alick also visited the Louvre and the Musee Du Quai Branly. After a whole week in Paris, Tipoti flew to Berlin in Germany where he gave a slide presentation at the Australian Embassy. His presentation was based on Torres Strait Art in general, especially the importance of art centres.

“I felt it was important for me to share and promote Erub Erwer Meta, Ngalmun Lagaw Minaral (Mua) and Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh (Badu Art Centre),” Mr Tipot said. Mr Tipot was part of an artist forum at the Berlin Art Week, Preview Berlin Art Fair. His highlight for Berlin came when he visited the Ethnologisches Museum of Berlin where he viewed two Torres Strait turtle shell masks. “It seems to me that everywhere I travel in the world, there seems to be a Torres Strait artefacts especially masks created by the hands of our ancestors - I see this as our ancestors guiding me wherever I roam,” he said.

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‘Our stories told by our people’ I AM writing in response to Francis Calvert’s article titled “Saibai: graveyard of forgotten films?”. There is a rising number of Indigenous Film Makers in Australia in particular Torres Strait Islander writers, directors, producers and cinematographers. The dances Francis Calvert intended to film, were re-arranged by my fathers, Wagea Waia and his brother, Kala Waia, who are now both deceased. The story of Adhibuya belongs to Ait Koedal Clan of Saibai. Traditionally, Clan ownership is passed down through male lineage only. My clansmen and I have the custodianship to this story today. Everything that belongs to my fathers, Wagea Waia and Kala Waia (both deceased) now belongs to me and my brothers including their dances, dance apparatuses, songs and dance ideas. I believe, proper protocols and consultations were not fully undertaken throughout the development of this vital cultural story.

I AM the third son of Wagea Waia, and I confirm that the dances, songs and choreography of my father, and his brother and my uncle Kala Waia, who are now both deceased, are the custodial owners of this sacred knowledge and information of Adhibuya Cycle, as handed down to them by father by their Waria Waia. As core part of our Islander ancient custom, this sacred knowledge and information is now passed onto their sons, and consequently, we, the Waias, are the owners of this particular property of the Ait Koedal Clan. This includes all the Waia Family male lineage of Torres Strait, and mainland Australia. Above all, the Adhibuya Cycle is a traditional property of the whole of the Ait Koedal Clan. The Ait Koedal Clansmen are the custodial owners of this

sacred knowledge. In the fifties, and as a matter of practice, the Ait Koedal Clansmen first discussed this matter seriously, and bestowed Wagea and Kala Waia with the authority for releasing the knowledge of the Adhibuya Cycle to Saibai Island Community and to the world. This is a very obvious scenario of history repeating itself by “blaming a cultural group” for disrupting a set agenda. In this case a film making project hosted by non-Islander, and an outsider to our community. The world has long awakened to permanently abolish such unethical practices of the past colonial powers against the Indigenous peoples of the world. In my opinion, unfortunately, this film maker is definitely outdated. On another note, experience teaches that when a major

project fails, then it was not meant to be out there. It is evident this instant, that the Adhibuya Cycle did not show forth itself through the hands that were trying to deliver it out to the world. The Adhibuya Cycle is an old ancient energy and is belongs to the past ages and only be manifested to this space and time through the rightful hands and the rightful owners, and delivered “the proper way”. I know from my own personal experiences when directly dealing with the original Torres Strait native title issues in the nineties. Together with my colleagues, the elected TRSA Board of that day, we walked on this sensitive journey together with our people because we were obeying the cultural protocols. The main saying was, “what

belongs to dempla e belong to dempla, and we must ask them, the proper way and that one e custom blo yumi”. In this day and age, the old knowledge and customs relating to those old practices belong only to the owners of that information. This applies to promoting our cultural heritage, our cultural icons, our myths and legends, and our stories of the past ages. Only we, the Islanders, can deliver this information that way we see it fit, to the world at large. Further, a non-Islander film maker of such insensitive attitude should be banned by national Indigenous community from venturing into investing and gaining cultural property rights of all Indigenous Australians. Walter Waia, Brisbane

Project is finished because of belief in God THE yumplatok baibol birth is July 1, 2014, and eso to Masig Island for the love (mamu paua) of island adoption as father. By mercy of Jesus saviour of Yam Island, man name the late the Thomason Harry adopted as family the Wycliffe bible translators Mr and Mrs Michael Corden at Masig in 1986. This is the truth about

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I have not the slightest idea how the monies were borrowed and used by Francis Calvert. The Western World have their copyright system, we have our clan ownership rights. Today, we have professionally trained Saibai Islander Film makers of Ait Koedal, I am sure they will be glad to do film documentary of our story of Adhibuya - the stone that glowed. Jeff Waia (pictured), Torres Strait.

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Adhibuya is a rock that glowed, existed around the time of my ancestors who participated in the activities of a Warrior Cult. The people of Ait Koedal took the rock with them when they moved from inland village of Ait to present day village at Saibai today. The movement occurred during the arrival of LMS Missionaries in 1800’s. Nothing is known of the rock today. Francis Calvert told the Saibai Islanders that the film documentary will cease due to lack of funds. Nothing was mentioned regarding “Waia claims of copyright to the story.” The Saibai’s Cultural officer of that time successfully applied for the grant. I suspect the target cost for the film documentary may not have been met. The Saibai Islanders and

yumplatok that many islanders contributed but two translators overcame in Mr and Mrs Simeon and Gingin Harry and myself. Bible dedication is approaching all Australians support each other for this is an Australian yumplatok creole bible. I glorify Jesus saviour (parapara kazi) for big bala Simeon

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and his wife Gingin (ipikazi) and myself worked for our children of maganiu bubu kasa (Torres Strait). Our culture says honour the eldest (kuigkuig) so Simeon was the president of yumplatok translation project and I was business economic minister during our work from year 2000 to 2011 June.


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The publishers of the Torres News acknowledge the Kaurareg Nation, upon whose land the Torres News makes its home. We pay our sincere respects to the elders and the peoples of the Torres Strait and NPA, across whose traditional lands and seas we report. This newspaper is dedicated to recognising, preserving and promoting the traditional cultures and customs of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal peoples of this region.

This work is finished because Thomason Harry believed in the Lord God Almighty of Israel. Misi family gave their culture, language and knowledge as motherly love so Masig, aiama (yam) and mabuiag reveal oneness of mind, heart and strength of life. Percy Misi, Masig.

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Praise for community following riot damage ON the evening of Monday 30 September, the Island & Cape supermarket in Aurukun was badly attacked, with more than $25,000 worth of goods stolen from the store. The store also suffered much damage during the break-in, causing us to close our doors to begin the repair operation and replacement of stolen items. However, I’m pleased to say there is a hugely positive story to come out of this regretful incident. I want to congratulate and thank the local Aurukun community, along with my own Island & Cape staff, for remarkably getting the store back up and running within just 38 hours of the incident. In the face of adversity following the actions of a disruptive minority, the Aurukun community, including community elders, joined together to get this important lifeblood of the community - their general store - in working order again. I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the repair operation. Island & Cape always plays an active role in the communities where we operate, and we continually invest in these regions through infrastructure, employment and social contribution. In fact, giving back is a core value

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A cuppa with Warren Torres News editor AARON SMITH has a cuppa with Member for Leichhardt WARREN ENTSCH WARREN ENTSCH promises to ask to Scott death sentence. The group included a pregnant Morrison, Minister of Immigration why last month’s woman and a child. seven political asylum seekers from West Papua In a visit to Thursday Island last week, his sixth were sent to PNG, where they face the possibility visit this year, Mr Entsch sat down for a yarn with of being extradited backOurtosuppliers Indonesia a potential Torres News over a coffee. will be-here so come get yourself a bargain! Asylum seekers, seawalls, local governance and Thursday his views of what happened at mobile polling booths Island at the last election were all discussed. Servicing the Torres Strait & Outer Islands Q: The fate of the West Papuan Asylum seekers.




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A: Warren says he knows nothing about the seven West Papuans who sought political asylum last month on Boigu, who were rushed off to PNG in less that 48 hours, despite that country’s extradition agreement with Indonesia. I am a member of the West Papua Friendship Group and I will certainly talk to Scott Morrison and find out what happened, as I understand PNG doesn’t treat the West Papuans very well. My understanding it was quite strategic. Warren did not know why there were not sent to Nauru, where they may have been safer.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In fairness to the teachers against whom Mr Entsch has made serious allegations, the Torres News believes it was appropriate to give them the right of reply.

Q: The region’s voter swing against him A: In the wake of the last election, where Mr Entsch saw his popularity plummet in nearly all booths of the NPA and Torres Strait, he said he would like to establish “independent scrutineers” in the mobile, remote polling booths that could travel as part of the polling booth team. “They could be available to hand out material on behalf of all parties and answer questions with impartiality, if they were asked. They could also provide assistance where necessary in filling out ballot forms correctly, to me that is the fairest and most democratic way. I make no apologies saying this, but the situation we have now is that we have individuals embedded in the community, primarily in the teaching profession, and without generalising, up in this region, they are often active members of the Teachers’ Union. They ingratiate themselves to the community, build up a level of trust, they then volunteer to hand out material for the Labor Party, and this has happened for years and years. They assist community members, who see them as part of the community and a person of trust, they then hand out their own teachers union material, which is totally misleading and dishonest and they will use that to justify saying no don’t vote for this person, vote for a Labor candidate. Another one which is a cracker is they use illiteracy as an excuse to fill out people’s ballot forms themselves. I’m not saying it happens in Bamaga, but it happens, especially in remote booths and that’s what I call theft of votes. Q: Seawalls by Christmas A: Mr Entsch is quietly confident seawall construction in the outer islands will start before Christmas. However he is concerned at the potential budget blow-out the project could suffer. I don’t understand how the initial plans were drawn up it was budgeted at $22 million to provide seawall for all six islands at risk, that number has in three years grown to over $26 million and that’s just for Saibai. I am puzzled, those sorts of numbers are a bit scary and the project hasn’t even started yet. It seems to me that the money was never there and it was just a cruel hoax on behalf of the Labor government. The money doesn’t exist, they didn’t commit a cent. In other areas of Australia where sea inundation has been a problem, residents have had to pay to fix it themselves, but that does not happen up here, there is an expectation the government will foot the bill, but we only have finite resources. Mr Entsch said he is waiting for Warren Truss Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development to get back to him. However I’m determined to get this done. We have already got a regional development program, with $1billion allocated over five years. Q: Streamlining local governance A: Mr Entsch said he is getting a lot of requests to review the governance of the Torres Strait. I have spoken to both (Torres Shire Mayor) Pedro Stephen and (TSRA Chairman) Joseph Elu. Also (TSIRC Mayor) Fred Gela has already made his opinion public that the the TSRA and TSC should be folded into TSIRC, which I am in support of. These concerns has been raised by the elected leaders themselves, as there is a lot of representation for the population size. There are dozens and dozens and dozens of representatives for a few thousand people. It would be a great step towards greater autonomy and a great cost saver which could provide greater investment opportunities into our region. Mr Entsch plans to ask State and Federal ministers to sit down and conduct a full review, which he said will involve the regional elected members as well.

‘Shamefully unbelievable’ IT is disappointing to hear that Mr Entsch speaks of persons like myself, who purposefully choose to live and work in our communities, as if we have some kind of a hidden agenda to infiltrate and spread propaganda. I’ve said it before and will reiterate this so there is absolutely no confusion. We are not as he would put it “embedded” in the NPA (or the Torres Straits or the Cape). This is our home and we share our genuine and concerned perspectives with our mob because we care about our communities in which we live. Of course it may not be coming from the perspective of a Liberal politician but rather an alternative perspective of an educator albeit even from an educated indigenous person, but after all this is Australia, and we are all entitled to our opinions Mr Entsch. Being an active member of a proud union like the Queensland Teachers’ Union is certainly not a crime nor something to ever be ashamed of. Fighting for the rights of everyday people at work, and ultimately in the community, has always been and will continue to be a privilege for me. I also need to set the facts straight though, at least for us here in Bamaga in regards to Mr Entsch’s claims of filling out ballot forms for some people or Labor booth personnel handing out teachers’ union material. It simply did not happen! Not at all in Bamaga. I challenge Mr Entsch to provide any proof of this ever happening on polling day here in Bamaga and yet . . . Labor still gained over 70 per cent of the votes. James Matysek, Bamaga

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Father Simeon Noah from Thursday Island conducted the wedding service.


MORE than 400 people including many from the Torres Strait attended the wedding in Townsville on October 5 of Kristen Noah and Aba Tapau. The wedding service at Praise Chapel was conducted by Father Simeon Noah, from Thursday Island. Kristen is of Darnley and Murray descent and Aba of Murray heritage. Guests came from numerous Torres Strait Islands, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cairns, Palm Island and other places. The Torres News was there and Aba looked beautiful as she entered the church with her bridesmaids for the big day. Praise Chapel was packed and after the wedding the bride and groom and their attendants had photos snapped at the waterfall along Townsville Strand, the rotunda at nearby Anzac Park, and then at Dan Gleeson Botanical Gardens beside Thuringowa Drive. The reception was at the Upper Ross PCYC and included a big feast, speeches, and cutting of the magnificent cake which was made by the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Margaret Tapau.

ABOVE: The first kiss after becoming husband and wife. BELOW: The brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mum Margaret Tapau cried tears of joy in the church during the wedding.

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ABOVE: Sweet Potatoes growing on Dauan (Photo coutesy of George Saveka). BELOW: Sweet potatoes are a fast growing so give them lots of space to grow. SWEET potatoes love the tropics and are easy to grow. In fact it’s harder to stop sweet potato growing than to get George Saveka is Torres Strait’s Regional Landcare Facilitator with the Torres Strait Regional Authority Land them to start! There and Sea Management Unit. George coordinates the are red, yellow, Torres Strait Sustainable Horticulture Program supporting orange, purple and communities and groups with information and advice for their own community gardens. white varieties. While the red Sweet potatoes are not only easy ones have the highest vitamin A to grow and more nutritious than content, they are all very nutritious ordinary potatoes but they are also (especially if you eat the leaves and tastier. shoots too!). You can substitute them into almost They are perfect for the beginner any ordinary potato dish - try sweet gardener - all you need is a sweet potato hot chips. potato from the store and some garden What about a sweet potato bake? space. Sweet potato contains a complex Next time you grab a sweet potato blend of dietary fibres (to keep you from the store, cut it into quarters and regular and your cholesterol down), wait for the eyes to shoot. carbohydrates, Vitamin A (for healthy Plant one or two eyes shallow in eyes, bones, teeth and for skin repair), the soil so that the eye is just below the Vitamin C (for the immune system and surface and once a shoot has grown to battling off colds and flu), iron (for about 30-40 cm in size, cut or pull it healthy blood and transporting oxygen out and replant it. around the body), calcium (for strong TIP teeth and bones) and are low in fat, Leave the eyes in the ground as they sodium and cholesterol. will go on to produce more shoots. A favourite sweet potato dish is Sweet potatoes are a fast growing sweet potato mash. vine so give them lots of space to Peel and chop the sweet potatoes grow. They also prefer sandy soils and boil them in slightly salted water with good drainage but will grow in until they are just soft enough to mash. almost any soil. Drain them well and mash them They need little water or fertiliser in a bowl with a little butter and milk once established, although fresh cut- which most people would enjoy, or tings and shoots will require water try using low fat sour cream, some regularly. Sweet potato vines provide crushed garlic and some basil leaves good ground cover and protect your in the mash. garden from weeds! Sweet potatoes are delicious served When the leaves start to fade and this way with the likes of a poached yellow, it’s time to harvest (a good chicken breast on top (I prefer fish) crop takes about 4-5 months after and some peas. planting). Did you know tomatoes belong to TIP the same family as potatoes? You can also grow sweet potato in This means that when it is a good a large pot or planter box above ground time to plant potatoes, it is also a good and not in the ground. time to plant tomatoes!

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that, one need to feel that we are enjoying and bettering themselves, study can be looked as a competition and divided as a team task. You should avoid forcing yourself to study, as this will make learning a chore and you will not feel like even opening your books. You may have many academically good students in your class, try becoming friends with them (or encourage your fellow students to be better), and you'll be immersed in an academic environment which will help you feel motivated!

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We respect that during the course of your child’s school years, you may have cause to make a complaint about an issue or concern you have with their education. Tagai State College is committed to ensuring that all complaints are dealt with in a fair and equitable manner. There are processes and support networks in place to enable you and your child to work through any issues or concerns you may have.

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To achieve an effective resolution for all parties, when making your complaint, you should ensure you: • provide complete and factual information in a timely manner • deliver your complaint in a calm and reasoned manner •avoid making frivolous or vexatious complaints •or using deliberately false or misleading information.

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2. Discuss your Complaint with the Head of Campus. and P & C Association (in person, by phone or in writing) 3. Contact theTagai Executive Office, If your complaint is still unresolved. Complaints may be lodged by telephone or in writing.

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s ongoing support for Tagai's Indigenous Ranger Cadetship Program, the Torres Strait Marine Safety Program (TSMSP) recently donated a number nautical charts to assist in Navigation training as they complete their Coxswain and Conservation and Land Management Certificates.

The charts will be used as a resource by the Land and Sea Discovery Centre and will also be available for use by other students and staff of Tagai for a number of training activities.

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he year 12 Tagai Ranger Cadets have been busy at work around the Marine Discovery Centre located on the grounds of the Tagai Secondary Campus. Latest projects include a 5000 litre tank installation to water the gardens in the dry season, a 3Kva solar system installed and an automatic irrigation system. The materials for these projects were donated by TSRA LSMU. These activities

are part of the practical component of the students Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management. The Marine Discovery Centre is also now being utilised by year and 11 and 12 Marine Studies students as their classroom.

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6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 11:30 Antiques Roadshow 12:00 The Middle 12:30 Business Agenda 1:00 Sullivan & Son 1:30 Movie: “Firefox” (PG) 4:30 The Garden Gurus 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 Getaway: Tonight on Getaway guest reporter Jamie Durie cruises the last leg of his wonderful European River Cruise up the Main River in Germany. He visits the world’s largest fresco painting and enjoys some of Europe’s most beautiful and famous scenery of The Rhine Valley before finishing his cruise in the colourful city of Amsterdam. 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:30 Australia’s Got Talent 9:15 TBA 12:00 Movie: “The Stepfather” (AV a,v) - Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. 2:00 Movie: “Outlaw Blues” (M v,a) 4:00 Brand Developers 5:00 Life Today With James Robinson 5:30 Wesley Impact

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6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 10:30 Wide World Of Sports 11:30 Australian Fishing Championships 12:00 Neighbours At War 12:30 Movie: “The Goonies” (PG) 2:50 Australia’s Got Talent 4:30 Deepwater 5:00 Reel Action 5:30 Musomagic Outback Tracks 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 Australia’s Got Talent 8:10 60 Minutes 9:10 TBA 11:30 Prime Suspect: Carnivorous Sheep - Duffy isn’t happy with Jane’s participation in his homicide-kidnapping case. In other events, Jane meets Matt’s son for the first time. 12:30 Financial Review Sunday 1:00 What Would You Do? 2:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Doc McStuffins 6:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 11:30 Dr Oz 12:30 TBA 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens 5:30 Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 The X Factor Live 7:30 Sunday Night 8:30 Bones 10:00 Castle: Need To Know / The Mistress Always Spanks Twice When a half-naked woman is found covered in caramel sauce and hanging by bondage cuffs in a public park, Castle and Beckett’s investigation takes them into New York’s underground world of sexual domination. 12:00 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 12:30 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Paris-Tours 2013 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 National Road Series 2013 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Living Black 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Kingdoms Of South America: Kingdom Of The Desert 8:30 Richard III: The King In The Car Park - Kingdom Of The Desert 9:55 Britain In A Day - On Saturday 12 November 2011 an eclectic range of British people turned the camera on themselves, capturing the entertaining and mundane, the exciting and unusual, the poignant and the everyday. 11:40 Monster Moves - Mammoth Mansions 12:40 Movie: “The Mermaid” (MA s) - In Russian. A modern rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s story ‘The Little Mermaid’. Winner of the Directing Award at Sundance in 2008, this is a tender Amélie-like story about a young girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 As Time Goes By 1:00 Midsomer Murders 2:35 Choccywoccydoodah 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Revisited 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Dalziel And Pascoe 1:10 Movie: “The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp” (G) - Details of a staunch British army officer, his life through three wars and his inability to cope with constant change. 3:50 Movie: “Mexican Spitfire Out West” (G) - Lupe Velez stars as the madcap character created for her. The Spitfire fakes a divorce so that her husband will pay more attention to her. 5:05 The Stringers Of Cape Barren Island 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 Big Bang Theory: The Scavenger Vortex 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper-Kripke Inversion 9:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Kickstarter 10:00 Two And A Half Men: I Think I Banged Lucille Ball 10:30 Big School: Miss Postern warns the other teachers to be careful around troubled student Josh, who’s mother has run off and divorced his father. 11:00 Two And A Half Men: Whoo-Hoo, A Hernia Exam! 12:00 Nikita: Reunion 1:00 Extra 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

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6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Unwed Father” (M s,a) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D 9:30 Men At Work: Toilet Of Eden 10:00 How I Met Your Mother: Ducky Die 10:30 How To Find Love Online: Welcome to the modern world where everything is available online, even your partner. With millions of hopeful singletons investing their hopes and trust, as well as cash, internet dating is a multi-billion pound industry. 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 Celebrity Juice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 7:00 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 Global Village 6:00 Literary Landscapes 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Aliens Of The Deep Sea 8:30 24 Hours In Emergency: Valentines Day 9:30 Prisoners Of War: Blue 10:25 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly” (M a,n) - In French. A poignant portrait of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby and his life following a stroke that leaves him paralysed, save the blinking of his eye. A heart-breaking look inside the mind and body of a paralysed man, vividly demonstrating the life that continued to thrive within, and struggle to get out. 1:00 Movie: “Through Her Own Eyes” (M l,n) - In Spanish. This revealing and engaging look at life on both sides of the prison bars in present-day Argentina follows the development of a university student’s relationship with an inmate and his desperate mother. 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 170

Your  Lucky 



Stars  

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) At times you can be a little too conservative. You will need to be prepared to take chances to get what you want out of life. You can take calculated risks. Romance. You will be in quite an adventurous mood this week. Take this newfound energy outdoors and see what you can find!

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) You may not realize all of the work you have ahead of you. Be sure to get some much needed rest so that you are at the top of your game. Romance. A person that you have never met before will be very curious about your life. They may be a secret admirer! Don’t reveal too much to them.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)


A strange situation at work might leave you a little confused. Trust to your intuition and you will be able to work out what to do. Romance. Communications with your partner will be especially good this week. Try to resolve old disputes and you will strengthen your footing in this relationship.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A friend will help to reassure you that you are doing the right thing. Don’t forget that it is you who has to make the final decision, however. Romance. This would be an excellent week for a romantic get-together. Choose the right day for a quiet dinner for two. It may be fun to order in!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) A family member could use your advice on a pressing issue. You may be biased, but you may still be the best person to guide them through this. Romance. Try not to hide your feelings. Your partner could do with some more reassurance. More than likely, you have the same feelings.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A dream about a person that you would like to meet may be a little implausible. The dream may come true in a slightly different way, however. Romance. This is not really the best time to take a vacation with your partner. You both have much to finish. Plan it for a later date.


ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A story that you have been told may not be the whole truth. You must look deeper in order to find out what has really been happening. Romance. Don’t let yourself overreact. You can be much more sensitive than you probably realise. Give yourself time to think things through.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

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You will have to spend some time dealing with chores around the house this week. Don’t let a friend’s visit throw you off course. Focus! Romance. You will be in a very practical mood and will finally succeed in sorting out a financial problem in a way that pleases you and your mate.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) An emotional outburst will help you to get what you want, but it may create some unexpected tensions. Make sure that you don’t make a “mountain out of a molehill”! Romance. If you hide your feelings too much, you will become cut off from your partner. You need to open yourself up!

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You will instinctively know the best course of action. Don’t let other people push you off track. You will go far if you stay true to yourself. Romance. Your relationship may be flagging a little. Do something to spruce it up. Check out local magazines to find a fun activity you’ll both enjoy.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

–Chinese Proverb


A risk which seems unlikely at the time may nevertheless pay off. Don’t expect to get out more than you put in, however. Romance. You will be bombarded by a new love interest with questions about your past. You don’t have to divulge all information, but giving some insight is a good idea.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) An age gap may be less of a problem than you believe. You may have much more in common than you think. Team up more often and you’ll see improvements in your daily life. Romance. An admirer will be pleased with your recent work. You may be a little surprised at their reaction!

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PERMITS FOR BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT Torres Shire Council advises landowners, developers and residents that permits are required for development, building and plumbing work. Development includes subdividing land, changing the use of a property (e.g commercial to residential or vacant land to a block of units), clearing land or excavation work. Check with Council to find out if you need to submit an application for planning approval before you get your building permit. Building permits are required for most structures. If you are using dongas for permanent or temporary purposes you will need a building permit. Contact a building certifier about building permits.

Want your Trades & Services ad to REALLY stand out? Call 1300 867 737 to discuss your COLOUR advertising TODAY! Page 20 Torres News

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Plumbing for new buildings and for renovations require a permit. Contact a plumber about plumbing permits. Developing and building without a permit is illegal and you can be fined. Dalassa Yorkston Chief Executive Officer

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS! May your special day be surrounded with happiness, filled with laughter, wrapped with pleasure, brightened with love, remembered with joy and enriched with hopes. Happy 3rd Birthday to our Princess Carlee Phinamae Seriat-O’Cloudy (CPM) for the 18/10/2013.

Love you always From big Athe (RH) Akas, Athes, Aunties, Uncles, Godparents and a special one from Daddy, Mummy and little Sister Cataleya xoxo

Torres shire CounCil To lead, provide & facilitate Mr Jerry Stephen (Jnr) & Family, Stephen Families and Ugar Community wishes to extend an Invitation to the Mayors, Councillors, TSRA Members and Community Members of Torres Strait and NPA to attend the Celebrations of the 100th Birthday of our Patriot Community Elder

Mr Jerry Stephen (Snr) Date: Saturday 19th October 2013 Venue: PCYC Hall 91-97 Macnamara Street, Cairns Time: 5pm – 11pm Contact Mr Rocky Stephen on 0400 733 188 or Mr Jerry Stephen (Jnr) on 0458 123 170 for further Information. TEL: (07) 4051 3300

Positions Vacant Workplace health & safety officer Torres Shire Council invites applications from suitably qualified and/or experienced persons for the position of Workplace Health Safety Officer. The successful applicant will be required to manage and deliver high quality services under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, the implementation, monitoring and efficiency of Statutory Workplace Health and Safety standards across all Council operations. Employment Terms and Conditions will be in accordance with the Torres Shire Council Certified Agreement 2010. An application kit for this position can be obtained from the Council Office, 68 Douglas Street, Thursday Island or by contacting the Human Resources Officer, Don Benjamin phone: (07) 4069 1336, email or Council website applications close 4pm friday, october 18, 2013 Dalassa Yorkston Chief Executive Officer

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More teams photos in next week’s edition A Men’s winners, Thunder: M. Assan, J. Khalu, M. Paiwan, P. Mau, S. Wasaga, K. Williams, T. Arndt, T. Loban.

A Ladies’ winners, Boomers: E. Seriat, M. Seriat, M. Seriat, D. Mosby, A. Kepa, S. Sailor, S. Whap.

Ellen Baira (NPA).


Deba Geogre (Hobart Rangers) and Ecky Wailu).

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A condition of employment is that applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical examination and alcohol and other drugs screening to ensure you are fit to meet requirements of the role. You must apply on the Application Form which can be obtained from Skill360 Australia by telephoning Skill360 Australia on 1300 933 358 or by emailing Applications are also available from Rio Tinto Alcan’s Weipa Operational Training Centre (OTC). All interviews and assessments will be conducted in Weipa at the Operational Training Centre during the week commencing Monday 2nd December 2013.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE! Applications Close 5pm Friday 1st November 2013

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We love sport and want to provide your club or association with the best coverage possible!

BigBalaBurger donates footy tipping prize to Rotary Club

THIS year ’s Torres News/Sea Swift/IBIS footy tipping winners reaped the awards of their astute skills in judgement with a dash of good luck. Winner Adam Leatherbarrow, who now works for Customs and is currently in Newcastle for training, kindly donated his prize to Thursday Island Rotary, who will auction it to raise money for charity. The first prize was a ticket for two aboard Seaswift for their famous cruise to Cairns. Anybody interested in buying a raffle ticket for this amazing prize should contact Rotary. The runner up for this year’s Footy Tipping was a $500 voucher from IBIS Supermarket, which was won by Paul Seekee, who is now based in Cairns. He kindly donated the prize to his mother, Margaret, and it was collected by his brother, Paul. The 2013 Footy Tipping was brought to you by Torres News, Sea Swift and IBIS.

Sports results are published in the Torres News at NO CHARGE to your club!

Email your sports news, results and photos to: editor@torres

DEaDlinE is 12noon, TUEsDaYs



OFF PEAK Depart Thursday Island: 6:30am and 2:30pm SEASON FERRY

Depart Seisia: 8am and 4pm Bookings essential. Boarding 15mins prior to departure

*Please contact us or check online for changes to the ferry schedule around public holidays as variations may occur. Monday 7th Oct Public Holiday. Peddells Ferry Service will operate an afternoon service only. Depart Thursday Island 2:30pm and Seisia 4pm. One way travel only available on this date.

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ABOVE:Victor Parezza (Sea Swift) with Robyn and Ron Humphreys from the Thursday Island Rotary Club. INSET: Winner, Adam Leatherbarrow, AKA BigBalaBurger. BELOW: Warren Turner (Assistent Manager TI IBIS) and David Seekee (Paul’s brother.) INSET: Runner-up Paul Seekee.


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Sport Best of the best for the Zenadth Kes Cup TORRES NEWS


Phone: 1300 867 737 • Fax: 1300 787 248 • Email:

Sports reports deadline is NOON, Wednesday prior to publication


MOST of the best Torres Strait Islander footballers will compete at the Zenadth Kes Cup on Thursday Island from October 18-20.

Players from many islands will battle it out in a competition renowned for exciting open football which was formerly known as the Torres Cup. Already some of

the sides have recruited footballers of Torres Strait descent who play in the Cairns, Townsville and Mackay competitions. It is hard to draw a form line between the 12

nominated men’s teams when trying to come up with a potential winner. Although Badu Island’s Mulga Tigers, Malu Kiai from Boigu, Yam’s Magun Warriors and Goemu Bau Raiders with players of Mabuiag descent are certain to field strong teams. Mulga Tigers will have the services of some of the stars who normally play for champion side Argun Warriors.

Malu Kiai will have players from Boigu and others from Cairns. Some of the Malu Kiai players usually line up with the Descendants team which has won numerous Allblacks carnivals in North and Central Queensland. Two years ago Malu Kiai had the services of Brisbane Broncos bound NRL star Ben Barba when they beat Badu Baiywa 36-18 in the Zenadth Kes

final. Malu Kiai also reached the final of the 2010 Island of Origin on Badu before going down to Moa side Mua Razorbacks. A team with genuine prospects is Magun Warriors which usually fields a young side with plenty of speedy backs and big forwards with a sprinkling of veterans for experience. Last year Badu Island side Kuruwai Warriors de-

feated Goemu Bau Raiders 22-19 in an exciting men’s final and in the women’s decider Dedeyal Gammaz from Paul’s on Moa Island beat Wakeyama 26-14. Warriors were amongst the nominated teams and will again be sure to beat and Raiders are always competitive. Football fans can’t afford to miss the Zenadth Kes and large crowds are expected.

Non-stop action at Zenadth Kes basketball By AARON SMITH THURSDAY Island experienced seven days of highoctane basketball this month in the Zenadh Kes Carnival. From Sunday September 29 till Saturday October 5, the Torres Shire Sports Complex was a jam-packed week of basketball excitement. There were referee clinics, Under 12 and Under 19 ‘skills and drills’, a junior comp. and an open comp. and guest appearances from NBL stars Kerry Williams and Michael Cedar, as well as Mackay Meteors coach Joel Khalu. The knock-outs and grand finals were battled out on the last day, with an after party in the Federal Hotel Beer Garden. The A Men’s and A Ladies both had two pools, teams were: A Men: Tack Island, Fusions, Dragons, Redskins, Razorbacks, Natives, Thunder, Soldiers and NPA United. A Ladie: Sparks, Waves, Boomers, Slammers, Dolphins, Wakaid Gummaz, Tiddas, Besai Blazers and NPA United. B Men: Wolves, TSC 1, TSC 2 and Bulls. B Ladies: Jaguars, Waves and United. In the knockout finals the Razorbacks beat the Natives and Thunder beat Tack Island in the A Men’s. In the A Ladies’ knockouts the Boomers beat the Tiddaz and the Sparks beat Wakaid Gummaz. In the Grand Finals, in B Ladies, the Waves dominated the whole game against Jaguars winning 26-12. In B Men’s, the Bulls only just beat the Wolves in a close game that was 23-22 at half time for a victory of 47-44. In the A Ladies the Boomers also beat the Sparks in another close game, the Boomers were 17-15 half time to with win 32-29. In the A Men’s Thunder was neck and neck with the

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Razorbacks at half time at 28-all, but Thunder won with 60-49. AWARD WINNERS B Ladies Player of the Carnival: Alicia Sabatino B Ladies Player of the Grand Final: Kia Loban B Men’s Player of the Carnival: Jamal Yorkston B Men’s Player of the Grand Final: Jamal Yorkston A Ladies Player of the Carnival: Ellen Baira A Ladies Player of the Grand Final: Melita Seriat A Men’s Player of the Carnival: Jacob Pilot A Men’s Player of the Grand Final: M.Paiwan.

Driving to the basket in the B Men’s Final with Bulls defeating Wolves 47- 44. << More photos Page 22.

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