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Back to the drawing board RIO Tinto says it is surprised and disappointed the federal government has put a stop on it’s South of Embley expansion. Environment Minister Tony Burke decided last week to reconsider the application based on ‘significant new information’ about proposed shipping activities in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

According to Pat Fiore, president and CEO Bauxite & Alumina, the company is deeply concerned that the Federal Government has taken such a profound decision based on unsustained claims in a one-page submission by the Wilderness Society. “The precedent of the decision should be a concern for the

resources sector more broadly, given recent commitments by some environmental groups to oppose developments,” Mr Fiore said. “The decision has the potential to significantly impact existing value-adding alumina operations and more than three thousand jobs in Gladstone. We are seeking an urgent meeting

with Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to understand the reasoning behind his decision.” Mr Fiore said that while the company would provide the minister with all the information he required, The Wildnerness Society’s request to the minister contained errors of fact. “The submission made reference to a substantial increase

of shipping through the Great Barrier Reef. This is a misrepresentation of the environmental impact statement for the project and a factual inaccuracy,” he said. “Shipping will transition from the existing Port of Weipa to the new South of Embley Port.” UU continued page 2

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o Cyclone ONLY days to go, and we will find out who won the South-East Queensland elections. The winners will receive a rich grab-bag of prizes. At the top will be the fairy floss offered by the media. The winning parliamentarians will be feted in print, and on television. Newshounds will be hanging on their every word, even when the new pollies have not paid for the drinks. They will also receive goodies such as long stays in luxury hotels in our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, offices, invitations to free-load at all sorts of officially-sponsored parties and blow-outs, chauffeured limousines for the ministers, princely salaries and pensions, and a list of untaxed allowances that would make a European bureaucrat blush. And somewhere in the bottom of the grab-bag, in one of the corners along with the bits of fluff and discarded lolly wrappers, they will find the right to tell the North how weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be living our lives for the next few years. I wonder who will be calling the tune? Will it be Captain Bligh again? Her government is widely loathed, partly for some spectacular screw-ups, but mostly because it has simply been there too long. In spite of that, when you meet her, the good Captain comes over as an attractive personality, a decent person you could


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shipping traffic between Weipa and Gladstone will vary very little. It is manufacturing capacity at Gladstone that drives demand for bauxite shipping from Weipa. Manufacturing capacity at Gladstone does not change as a result of the South of Embley Project,â&#x20AC;? Mr Fiore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The vast majority of any extra shipping from the South of Embley project will be travelling north to export markets in Asia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not through the Great Barrier Reef. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Further, as we have pointed out to the Minister, our shipping movements are very small in proportion to the total ship movements through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Respect for the environment is central to our approach, and Rio Tinto is proud of its history of safe bauxite shipping through the Great Barrier Reefâ&#x20AC;?, Mr Fiore said. The South of Embley project is not only essential to Rio Tinto Alcanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weipa operations, but also for the competitiveness of its two Gladstone refineries - Yarwun and Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL). The expansion of the Yarwun refinery, approved by the Commonwealth and the State following an impact assessment, is underpinned by an ongoing

trust to look after your dog. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met OberfĂźhrer Campbell Newman, but I share the fear. He was apparently a competent Lord Mayor of Brisbane, but no-one calls him loveable. His party colleagues dislike him so much that they assigned him a nearly unwinnable Labor seat. Perhaps they figured they could take advantage of his energy to win the election, but not be embarrassed by his presence in parliament afterwards. They can go back to their normal stance of being a bunch of non-entities hiding behind each other. Then there is Bob Katter, the wild man from the north. On television, Bob poses as an opinionated loud-mouth in a big hat, but when you meet him you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help feeling that he is, in fact, an opinionated loud-mouth in a big hat. The other thing that strikes you is that he is our loud-mouth, and says things that make a lot of sense outside Brisbane. He is not standing for the Queensland parliament, but his party is and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking time off from his federal duties to give the party a boost. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not likely to help much and I doubt he will get more than a few seats. Depressing, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? We will go off to the polls to vote against the party we consider worst, and afterwards, we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t notice the difference.

economic supply of bauxite from Weipa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;QAL has been operating at Gladstone for in excess of 40 years and with the Yarwun expansion now only months away from completion, we are concerned about the impact of any new Commonwealth requirements on our supply chain,â&#x20AC;? Mr Fiore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shipping of bauxite between Weipa and Gladstone has been operating for more than 40 years in a consistently safe manner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At a time when Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manufacturing sector is under pressure, our Queensland operations represent a value-adding part of the state and national economies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The operations employ approximately three thousand people. Each year, they contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in salaries and wages, $10 million in royalties and $6.5 million in community investments,â&#x20AC;? he said. Addressing the Weipa Town Authority monthly meeting last Friday, Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager operations Jo-Anne Scarini said the South of Embley EIS had been accepted by the state government, and she and her team would address the issues raised before re-submitting the EIS to the federal government.



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Six Indonesian fishermen rescued off Cape York coast A CUSTOMS and Border Protection spokesperson has confirmed the rescue of six Indonesian fishermen from a vessel located off the Cape York coast, south of Weipa. On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 a Customs and Border Protection Dash-8 aircraft sighted the vessel 20 nautical miles south of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone. Following the initial sighting, subsequent surveillance flights were undertaken on March 15 and 16 and the vessel was relocated by a Dash-8 aircraft on Friday, March 16, 62 nautical miles

(115 kilometres) south-south-west of Weipa. The spokesperson said the vessel was identified as an Indonesian gillnet fishing vessel, approximately 20 to 24 metres in length, with six Indonesian crew members onboard. The vessel was operating in severe weather conditions, and indicated it was in distress and required assistance. The Rescue Coordination Centre Australia (RCC Australia) co-ordinated a rescue response, and a Customs and Border Protection Dash-8 aircraft and ACV Storm Bay were released from

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Western Cape College council reformed THE Western Cape College Council, previously known as the Western Cape College Board, has reformed after 18 months of inactivity. The council is seen as a strategic partnership committed to continuous improvement and the main objective of the council and its members is to improve student learning outcomes by guiding the broad strategic direction of the College. College principal, Leon Proud said â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main role the council plays is to set the long term future for the College and maintaining oversight of the College operations, it is not about running the College, that is my roleâ&#x20AC;?. Some of the responsibilities of the College Council include:â&#x20AC;˘ Contributing to the development of the College strategic plan. â&#x20AC;˘ Contributing to the development of the College annual implementation plan, including the annual budget. â&#x20AC;˘ Approving, monitoring, and reviewing policies of strategic nature.

â&#x20AC;˘ Creating interest in the College within the community. The first College Council meeting convened on October 11, 2011, where membership was endorsed, and Scott McCahon, representing the Weipa Campus Community Partnership Agreement, was elected chairperson. Other members of the College Council include: Leon Proud, principal Western Cape College; Garry Hutchinson, WCC Weipa Campus; Baressa Frazer, WCC Mapoon Campus; Florrie King-Smith, WCC Residential Campus; Jo-Anne Scarini, Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa Operations; Anne Siegmeier, Weipa P&C; Loyla Chevathan, WCCT Main Trust; Michele Elms, Western Cape Chamber of Commerce; Ganga Fraser, staff representative (elected); Rod Whittle, staff representative (elected); Marietta Matasia, Napranum Community Partnership Agreement; Janelle Ling, Mapoon Community Partnership Agreement; College Student Representative; Residential Campus Student Representative.

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The Council meets quarterly, with the first meeting for 2012 held on Tuesday evening, March 13. The focus of this meeting was formal approval of the council constitution, as well as the 2012 College annual budget and Implementation plan.

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Outrage over southern media hunting claims By Mark Roy

TRADITIONAL owners in the Torres Strait are outraged by national media reports which they say paint Torres Strait Islanders as cruel, heartless poachers engaged in an illegal meat trade. Footage shot using a concealed camera was aired on the ABC 7.30 Report on Thursday, March 8. The program made unsubstantiated claims that Islanders were selling turtle and dugong meat on the black market. Torres Strait elder Father Getano Lui said he was disappointed by the report, which he said misrepresented traditional hunting practices.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody from the ABC took the time to sit down with us to talk about traditional hunting,â&#x20AC;? Fr Lui said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The report ignored the fact that we have turtle and dugong management plans in place in the Torres Strait, and that we take these animals for traditional celebrations, such as tombstone unveilings, weddings, and initiations - not for commercial purposes.â&#x20AC;? Elders have told the Torres News they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;sick and tiredâ&#x20AC;? of having to justify and explain their traditional rights and practices to people from â&#x20AC;&#x153;down southâ&#x20AC;?. Filmmakers Rupert Imhoff and

Ben Cropp visited the Torres Strait in controversial circumstances in November last year, claiming to be conducting PhD research for a university. The Torres News presented a page one report on their visit in the November 23-29 issue, after Mr Cropp threatened to sue the newspaper if it published concerns raised in an email that the pair were offering money to Islanders to film them hunting. The email also claimed Mr Imhoff was offering to buy turtle and dugong meat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were not doing any filming. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a total lie,â&#x20AC;? Mr Cropp told the

Torres News at the time. Film footage taken during the pairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit was screened on the 7.30 Report, showing a turtle being struck on the head and cut up, and a dugong being towed behind a boat. The footage was shot by Mr Imhoff on Mabuyag using a concealed camera. Mr Imhoff was invited onto Mabuyag as part of a traditional â&#x20AC;&#x153;gud pasinâ&#x20AC;? welcome, in which elders welcome strangers to their island on the understanding they are of good character, they said. The traditional owners say they feel betrayed by Mr Imhoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions, as he was specifically asked




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not to film on the island and then made a show of leaving his video camera on Mr Croppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charter boat. Traditional owners on Mabuyag say the turtle and dugong were being prepared for a wedding feast, and were not part of any â&#x20AC;&#x153;illegal tradeâ&#x20AC;?. TSRA chairperson Toshie Kris said there was no evidence of an illegal trade in turtle and dugong meat in the Torres Strait. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there is any, we would certainly want to know,â&#x20AC;? Mr Kris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under the community management plans we would be looking at taking action against any illegal trade.â&#x20AC;?

In brief... Weipa Medical Centre THE Weipa rumour-mill has been working overtime this week with the Weipa Medical Centre one of the main topics of conversation. The Western Cape Bulletin can confirm that discussions have been taking place regarding the future of the centre, and an official announcement is expected in the near future.

Heritage grants now open COMMUNITY Heritage Grants are now open for applications until May 4, 2012. The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material. The types of projects supported include Significance Assessments of collections; Preservation Needs Assessments of collections; conservation activities and collection management; and training workshops. CHG is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia. For further information including guidelines and an Application Form please visit: www.

Funding for Aurukun and Mapoon MEMBER for Cook Jason Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien has welcomed the Federal Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment of $4.2 million for Aurukun and $1.5 million for Mapoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This funding will allow infrastructure and sub-division construction for 24 housing lots in Aurukun and 10 housing lots in Mapoon.â&#x20AC;? Mr Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Aurukun and Mapoon communities will benefit from the additional social housing that can be constructed after the sub-division works are completed.â&#x20AC;? The funds are being delivered under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) to support the delivery of infrastructure in remote Indigenous communities. The NPARIH funding will enable the development of infrastructure and/or sub-divisions in a total of 12 remote Indigenous communities and provide 183 lots for social housing construction.


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Over 100mm of rain fell in the Weipa area on Monday, March 19.

March Madness Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high tides, combined with monsoonal rain, made launching a boat at the Evans Landing ramp challenging.

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Grim future for Gen Ys set to become Gen Ds AUSTRALIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S young adults are facing a grim future with a new report showing one in three Gen Ys will become Gen Ds (Generation Diabetes) during their lifetime. The report, launched in Canberra this week, has prompted Diabetes Australia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queensland to renew its call for both major political parties to announce their plans for chronic disease prevention. The report, Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia, indicates that within 20 years there will be over three million Australians living with diabetes. This means a third of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young adult population will develop the chronic condition in their lifetime. The statistics place Australia among the top 10 countries in relation to incidence rates of type 1diabetes in children. Rates of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastest growing chronic disease, type 2 diabetes, are expected to triple by 2025. While type 2 diabetes is largely preventable, type 1 diabetes is not. Obesity has been identified as one of the major risk factors for type 2 diabetes. With half the Australian adult population currently overweight, this is of great concern. The report suggests that if obesity was eliminated from the population, we could reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by up to 38 per cent in men, and more than 47 per cent in women. Diabetes Australia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queensland CEO Michelle Trute is calling on the major political parties to prove they have the ongoing health and wellbeing of Queenslanders at heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every five minutes, one person (275 Australians every day) is diagnosed with diabetes,â&#x20AC;? Ms Trute said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is essential that the government of the day invests in prevention. We can provide services to care for people with

diabetes, to assess their risk and to raise awareness of the chronic condition, but until Queensland significantly lifts its game in the area of prevention, we will be a long way from containing this epidemic. In fact, we will see it get far worse.â&#x20AC;? The escalating epidemic means an increased impact on the Queensland healthcare system and hospitals. In 2008 alone, diabetes cost the state $6.9 billion - $2.5 billion in financial costs, and $4.4 billion in the cost of lost wellbeing. Diabetes is the number one cause of avoidable hospitalisation in Queensland. It is known as the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations, and a major cause of end-stage kidney disease and eye disease. To deal with the predicted incidence of diabetes complications, Queensland would need another three hospitals the size of the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 20 years. According to Diabetes Australia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queensland, a raft of policies could be considered to tackle obesity and the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes: â&#x20AC;˘ The banning of junk food advertising during childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s television to protect children and others from the inappropriate marketing of foods and beverages. â&#x20AC;˘ Informing and educating the community about minimizing the risk of diabetes by adopting a healthier lifestyle, including an obesity help-line, more parenting programs and an expansion of lifestyle coaching programs. â&#x20AC;˘ Encouraging Queenslanders to get active through physical activity social marketing campaigns and building neighbourhoods with infrastructure and services for recreational physical activity, and encouraging people to walk or cycle to work. â&#x20AC;˘ Establishing online support for people who want to establish a

personal exercise program and monitor their progress. â&#x20AC;˘ Improving access to healthy food by providing support for community gardens, including a map of community gardens in Queensland and best practice guidelines. â&#x20AC;˘ Making workplaces healthier. The Queensland Government, the largest employer in the State, should lead the way by continuing to create incentives in government departments for staff to participate in exercise programs and by mandating the implementation of workplace health and wellness programs. â&#x20AC;˘ Legislating for fast food chains to show kilojoule content on menu boards. â&#x20AC;˘ Promoting the use of diabetes risk questionnaires for all adults over the age of 40 through programs in community pharmacies, workplace settings, hospital admissions or social marketing campaigns and mailouts. â&#x20AC;˘ Establishing telephone response lines and services similar to QUIT lines so that people concerned about their risk of type 2 diabetes can receive assistance to complete a risk assessment and assistance to access a prevention program. Diabetes Australia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queensland believes government leadership can turn the impact of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastest growing chronic disease around for communities over the long-term. More information about Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia, researched and written by Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute in partnership with Diabetes Australia and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, can be found at http:// More information about Diabetes Australia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queensland is available at www.diabetesqld.

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From The Chair LIKE other local governments our chief brief is to ensure essential services such as roads (including bike paths), water, sewerage, removal of rubbish and parks and gardens. More and more we are becoming increasingly involved in the social, economic and cultural development of our town and aim to improve the liveability, sustainability and attracting alternative industry to the region. The road to normalisation has stalled somewhat, but will gather momentum when elections, both state and local, have been completed. The process would not have got off the ground at all if the WTA had not planned the summit in 2009. We have lobbied continuously with State and Federal Government ministers in the meantime to have Weipa exempt from GST and eligible for the grants that other â&#x20AC;&#x153;normalâ&#x20AC;? councils are entitled to. I wish the incoming council the very best to achieve a desirable outcome. Since 2008 we have opened a swimming pool and a hospital, two projects that were started back in 2004 and fought for by the Weipa Town Authority. In my watch we have had a cemetery

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opened, a skate park, a recreation area at the lakes, two bike paths on the east side of Rocky Point and exercise stations ready to be installed along the bike path. There is still a lot of work to be done. Lighting on the bike paths is in the pipeline and should be complete by the end of the financial year, and the plans to redevelop Andoom Oval are being prepared. We have had several successes in obtaining funding from government departments. You will have noticed the removal of the trees to make way for the cyclone shelter, which is being funded by Abu Dahbi and the Queensland State Government. DIAC have promised $200,000 to outfit the centre as a much-needed sports centre. The incoming council will also be tasked with the re-development of the Andoom Oval. The priority at the moment is hooking the water up at the oval, which should occur in the next week or two. Sporting groups wishing to access the toilets you may obtain a key from Town Office. The toilets are not permanently open as they have been targeted often with graffiti. On a sad note somebody has

been helping him/herself to plants from the cemetery. If anyone has any information on the missing plants please contact Nicole Howcroft at Town Office. Contrary to public remarks some people have made in the Bully, I think the WTA members and staff can hold our heads high and know we have achieved the best we could with the constraints that have been placed on us, mainly lack of funds, lack of autonomy, lack of human resources (currently WTA has eight permanent staff in comparison to Cook Shire which has in excess of 100,) and confined boundaries. To say that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care shows that people do not understand exactly what it is we do. For the first six years I was on the council we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even paid. People put their hand up because they do care. You do not get kudos for being on the WTA. I thank my fellow members and staff for their support over the last four years. We have had some rocky patches, but we made it, and left Weipa in a better state than it was when we started. To those considering running for chair or the council, I urge you to have a go and good luck to you all.

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LNP candidate for the seat of Cook David Kempton says he has no knowledge of any contingency plan about who would be the Queensland Premier should Leader Campbell Newman be defeated in the seat of Ashgrove and the LNP win this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know of any contingency plan; I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spoken to anyone about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My sole focus is for the Bligh Government to be defeated and me being elected in the seat of Cook and putting an end to Jason Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien as the Member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will represent Cook like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been represented before.â&#x20AC;? Mr Kempton was responding to questions from the Western Cape Bulletin about who would be the likely Premier should there be a change of Government and Campbell Newman is defeated.

Polling last week in Ashgrove found Mr Newman trailing his ALP opponent and sitting Member Kate Jones by 50.7 per cent to 49.3 per cent on a two-party preferred basis. This is the first time Mr Newman has been behind Ms Jones in the polls. Mr Newman told a media conference last week that, if he lost Ashgrove, the LNP would not win government, however state-wide polling has the LNP comfortably placed to win the election. Mr Kempton said Mr Newman would win Ashgrove and would become the new State Premier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a hypothetical, what-if situation that will cause only more confusion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What if Anna Bligh got hit by a bus tomorrow? What would happen? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know of any contingency plan; I just want to get rid of the Bligh Government and Jason Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien who has done nothing worthwhile in Cook.â&#x20AC;? Speaking at an International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day breakfast on Thursday Island on March 8, Mr Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said the LNP needed to answer the question.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Campbell Newman looks like he is not going to win his seat of Ashgrove,â&#x20AC;? Mr Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The question that needs to be asked is: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;who will be leader if the LNP wins government? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will it be Jeff Seeney? Or will they try to parachute Newman into another seat? â&#x20AC;&#x153;On our side of politics we are united behind one strong leader in Anna Bligh and we are relishing the task of focusing on the issues that matter to people: education, health and jobs.â&#x20AC;? Mr Kempton rejected my assertions that the voters were entitled to know who would be the alternate Premier should Mr Newman not be elected in an LNP victory. Mr Kempton said he had campaigned extensively in Cape York and the Torres Strait, but added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been asked this question. If I had an answer, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give it to you. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what will happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not aware of any Plan B, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not conversant with any contingency plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My biggest interest is winning the seat.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to speculate about what might or might not happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The election is a democratic process, and the Party has a democratic process which would elect a new leader should one be needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be needed, Campbell Newman will be the next Premier, and Cook will have a new Member to serve them and their needs,â&#x20AC;? Mr Kempton said.

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Election confusion IN the lead up to any election things can get a little confusing, as we are bombarded by candidates extolling their virtues across all forms of media, including roadside signs. However, things got even more confusing this week when the Jim Turnour sign (from a previous federal election campaign) pictured at left appeared at the Napranum turn-off. A few days later another Turnour sign popped up on the Evans Landing SPQ fence (left). Seems the election fairies are out to confuse us even further!


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I HAVE been following with interest the debate that has resulted from Peter McCulkin’s candidacy for the Weipa Town Authority (WTA) chair. It has illustrated the polarised nature of the Weipa workforce, and its expectations for the future of our town. This year marks 15 years for me as a resident (although I’m here and there a bit these days), and I’ve witnessed many ups and downs during that time. One incident sometime around, my third year in the town, highlighted the great divide between RTA and non-RTA townspeople. I phoned a Rio employee only to be informed by his partner, quite indignantly, that he was at work - hadn’t I checked the roster before phoning! There was a definite inference – if you weren’t Rio, then you were a second-class citizen. That attitude is still apparent, given the reply to Mr McCulkin’s letter by the person he refers to as the ‘faceless man’ (FM). The FM’s reference to RTA’s handling of the Global Financial Crisis refers to the saving of 300 jobs in Weipa, yet totally ignores the 250 jobs that had to be shed by local contractors. It was as if the welfare of these workers didn’t matter, they were totally expendable! The fact that many of those who had to go had purchased a home in Weipa, while others had their life savings invested


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WEIPA Kindergarten would like to congratulate and thank the following people for winning the Bravo Award for HSE innovation and kindly donating their prize to us to purchase educational materials. Thank you to Jack Sagigi, Alan Jackson, Neil Dickinson, Andrew Wedding, Tim Deery, Christian Beasley and Steve Lugsdin. A big thank you also to one of Weipa’s ‘Orange Angels’ (Brad Clarke) and fellow Kindy Dad (Walter Farber) for the quick removal of a fallen tree across our bike track, allowing us to continue safely playing outdoors. Finally thank you to all that have helped this term with fundraising, cleaning, repairing and washing. All these jobs haven’t gone unnoticed. We really appreciate your support and look forward to a great second term.

in moving here, seemed to be immaterial. The other fact, that many Rio workers have no fiscal investment in the town at all, was another omission. Unfortunately, I’ve come across this Rio ‘superiority complex’ many times over the years. RTA seems to be of two minds. It wants to own a town but it does not want to take full responsibility for that ownership. Using the excuse that there is now a majority of non-RTA ratepayers, when the community at large primarily relies on RTA for its livelihood, to my mind, has always been unacceptable. Don’t mistake Mr McCulkin’s enthusiasm and desire for community enhancement as confrontation. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and is not afraid to defend his position. There should not be a two tiered community in Weipa and I think Mr McCulkin, who has a foot in both camps, will work hard to address this imbalance.


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Just an everyday bloke I AM not a well-oiled party machine in a suit from the city. I’m your everyday bloke. An auctioneer, a plant and truck operator, a cattleman and previous small business owner. There are 76 other candidates, just like me, who have said enough is enough at the dictatorship that both major parties stand for. We are offering the people of Queensland an alternative. A chance to change the direction of this State. We will bring back a commonsense approach and real local representation that the good people of Cook deserve. The Cook electorate will no longer be a football playing field with issues like Wild Rivers, de-amalgamation, World Heritage and Alcohol Management Plans. Cook has the opportunity to become the food bowl for our local communities and Australia. It has the opportunity to employ thousands of people across small business, fishing and agriculture by removing the endless red tape that restricts these industries. I live in Cook and it is my home. I believe that Cook deserves local representation that is determined to develop and create industry, farms and jobs to turn around the demise of rural Queensland and

small business. Successive government through de-regulation, privatisation and free trade have done serious damage to our milk, tobacco, fishing, sugar, cattle, timber and banana industries. Katter’s Australian Party is committed to looking after our agricultural, manufacturing, tourism, mining, transport and electrical industries. Regional Queensland will once again flourish, and everyday Queenslander’s will be given opportunities. Our country would be owned by us and once again would be a land of wonder, hope and excitement. Locky Bensted Candidate for Cook Katters Australian Party

Local candidate knows electorate THE dust has all but settled on the election campaign and next week we will have a new member for the Cook electorate. I have watched the candidates speak at various events over the last few months and all have done a good job to represent their party’s policies. I have asked my friends and associates their opinions too and generally they agree on two things with me. One that it is great to have a choice where some policies stand out because they have been obviously developed with input from the people in the electorate. And the other is having a local candidate who knows the needs of the electorate and can push for real change rather than parrot party policy developed in Brisbane. I reckon Bob Katter has picked a winner with Lachlan Bensted who is a local young man with tremendous ability that I have noticed over quite a few years. I have great confidence in him and I know he has the ability to speak up for this struggling electorate of Cook whose inhabitants have been dictated to from Brisbane for far too long. Lachlan has already proven his credentials for Parliament. He was nominated the Youth Member for Tablelands in 2003 and sat in Parliament House with 40 other similar young people from across the state debating policies. He chose agriculture. One of the program’s coordinators said he was quite impressed when Lachlan told the Speaker: “I will be back.” John Wallace Mareeba 4880 Western Cape Bulletin March 21, 2012 Page 9


Western Cape Beat I MUST apologise that I am not prepared to sit, listen and discuss any in the habit of answering letters to concerns you may have personally or the editor. as a group. Be informed on what the real issues As I have said in the past, and will are please, and don’t listen to rumour continue to maintain, my door is always or innuendos. We have all been around open if any member of our community small communities long enough to know has a particular concern in respect to how these things can quickly blow out any policing issue. of proportion. This includes alcohol-related issues

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THIS may have come up as an issue before but if you are venturing out on a drive in the bush or on a hunt, please make sure you tell someone where you’re going. You wouldn’t believe how much work just covering your basics saves us. I will be the first to put my hand up and say yes, I’ve done the ‘big walk of shame home’ after bogging my Hilux to the tray out near the birage back in the mid 80’s. It’s not pleasant, and neither is the trouble you get into. Please be sure to tell someone where you’re going and take some food and water, not to mention some recovery gear. You can always even just tell us at the station if you have nobody else. It’s probably not the best time to be tackling the soft mud tracks at the moment but one or two really good ‘boggings’ I find, is the best way to learn that staying warm and at home is better by far at this time of the year.

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sion, on whether it was political or spiritual? Speaking of donkeys, I remember a true story of some boys from Halls Creek who went out to cull donkeys because there were too many and they would drink up any water remaining in the water holes for cattle. One day their Grandma asked for a lift home as they were heading in the general direction of her homestead. (A detour of fifty to one hundred kilometres is nothing in the Kimberleys), so they took her along, but hoping to shoot some feral donkeys first. That evening the donkeys did not take long to get to the waterhole, and

the boys were waiting, lying on a ridge overlooking the waterhole, with Granny lying in wait beside them. As they were preparing to shoot, they noticed that Granny was getting increasingly fidgety. So they asked Grandma what was wrong. “Dawn bubba,” she said, (It’s sad, boys), “Didgeun bin carry Jesus!” (It was a donkey like these that carried Jesus). Slowly the boys lowered their rifles with guilt. Later they made a promise to each other (out of Grandma’s hearing) to drop her off home first. Praise the Lord. Rev Michael Connolly.


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Annual report pleases council NAPRANUM Aboriginal Shire Council has released itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010/2011 annual report and has recorded an excellent financial performance. Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Amos Njaramba said it was the first time the council had received an unqualified audit report for a very long time and he was happy with the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its pleasing to record the Council has again reported an excellent financial performance for the 2010/2011 financial year,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mr Njaramba also reported: Thirteen ordinary council meetings were held, and a total of 176 resolutions passed, with most of the resolutions fully implemented by the end of 2011. The PACE program continued to support students, improve the quality of education, improve attendance and discipline. In addition council continued to provide free bus services to Western Cape College students using the two new buses. The Napranum Land and Sea Management Program has been running for approximately three

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years. This program has been one of the most successful Indigenous ranger programs in the region. At the moment, we have trained six indigenous rangers. There are around 220 social housing dwellings in the Napranum community. The housing division of the council maintained all houses, and upgraded over 50 houses and built four new houses. The council started a new sub-division for the construction of 33 new houses. The Napranum Preschool and Kindergarten is licensed under

the Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council to cater for up to 65 children, and this year we are at full capacity. One of our greatest achievements this year was 100 per cent qualified Indigenous staff at the centre. Two of the teachers are university graduates. The councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous CEO (Margret Barnes) for over three years, left the council after year end to take up a new job in Weipa. Mayor, Mr Roy Chevathen was also pleased with the 2010/2011 annual report, saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;During this period we have had

continuous challenges in which the Council have managed to ascertain some good outcomes that we felt were needed for the development of our community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Council continued with its sound, transparent financial accountability, resulting in an unqualified audit for the 2010/2011 financial year. As a result the council is now in a solid financial position to build further partnerships and growth for the community.â&#x20AC;? Mayor Chevathen said the council acknowleged and thanked the community for their valued input and interest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community planning and engagement continues to be a priority as we move forward. Council continued to support social events in the community and region through financial and in-kind support. The importance of such events is valued by council and we recognise the social benefits it brings to the people,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council 2010/2011 annual report is a public document and any interested person can obtain a copy from Council Chambers.

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WESTERN Cape College Year 11 and 12 Ancient History students are on a mission to raise funds for the excursion of a lifetime. The students are hoping to raise enough money to fund a trip to Greece and Italy in September this year to explore these ancient cities and see first-hand some of the ruins and artefacts they have been learning about. Some of the Year 11 students (pictured at right with teacher Pete Malone) took advantage of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WCC Easter markets and manned a stall, selling raffle tickets to help support their cause, with more fundraising activities planned for the coming months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be the trip of a lifetime for these students,â&#x20AC;? Mr Malone said â&#x20AC;&#x153;and would obviously be an invaluable experience to complement their ancient history studies.â&#x20AC;?

EASTER MARKETS @ Western Cape College

Pung was selling food to raise money for the Ancient History classes trip to Greece and Italy later in the year.

Lynne showed Tahlia around the markets.

Adam had his arms full with Emmisyn and Mason.

Michelle and Jeany had a combined stall at the markets.


Danielle, Bayley, Georgia and Maddie supported the Western Cape College Easter markets on Sunday.

Juli, Chris and Kylie held stalls at the Easter markets at WCC.

Aggie, Kayla and Pelina were selling raffle tickets to raise money for their Ancient History trip.

Jeremy at back, Johnden and Dylan cooked up the hamburgers for their stall.

Katelyn, Brittney and Jennifer busked to raise money for the school choir and dance class to attend Creative Generation later in the year.

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SNAPSHOTS @ CAPS St Patricks day fundraiser

Nat and Belinda were dressed up in their Irish finest.

Nathan and Claire came along to support the CAPS fundraiser.

Angela, Simone and Adrienne dressed up for the CAPS fundraiser at Golfies on Saturday night.

Kylie from CAPS showing off one of the great raffle prizes.

The spud peeling competition was on and very hotly contested.

Alex and Andrea were out and about selling raffle tickets at the function.

Happy Easter!

Ahhh the idea was to peel the spuds not your thumb!

The boys: Mitch and Matty getting into the spirit of the night.

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SNAPSHOTS @ CAPS St Patricks day fundraiser

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Got an event coming up?

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Send us an email detailing the event name, date, time and location to: and we’ll include it in the Community Calendar at no charge! MARCH R i o Ti n t o A l c a n We i p a Community Forum at the Weipa Town Authority Council Wednesday 21 Chambers. 6pm meet and greet for a 6.30pm start. See the ad on page 8 for more details.

Sharni, Regina and Sophie donned the green in the spirit of St Patricks day.

Thursday 22

Mapoon Family Fun Day 10am - 3pm

Friday 23

Weipa Swimming Club, club night. Registration at 5.30pm for 6pm start. New members welcome.

Saturday 24

Weipa Markets across the road from the Squash Courts from 8am.

Friday 30

Weipa Swimming Club, club night. Registration at 5.30pm for 6.00pm start. New members welcome.

The winner of the spud peeling competition led the way from the start.



Wednsday 7

Red Hatters (over and under 50’s by a tad or two or maybe a few). Meet - Weipa Bowls Club 7.30pm phone Queenie 4069 9866 for more information.

Thursday 8

Weipa RSL Sub Branch montly meeting 7pm at Shop 1 Memorial Square. Guests and new members welcome contact Neil on 0428 985 108 MAY

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Red Hatters (over and under 50’s by a tad or two or maybe a few). Meet - Weipa Bowls Club 7.30pm phone Queenie 4069 9866 for more information.

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Weipa RSL Sub Branch montly meeting 7pm at Shop 1 Memorial Square. Guests and new members welcome contact Neil Dickinson 0428 985 108.

Abaigh, Hayley, Tilly, Rachel and Georgie were at the Carpentaria Golf Club on Saturday night to celebrate Tilly’s eleventh bithday.


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Good Life with Jeany Schall

Every morning from 6:30am at Goodline we’re cranking some beats and getting our bodies ready for the day, with a variety of warm-up exercises like kicking and stepping, followed by a sequence of stretches. We try to vary the music to cater for every taste but my ipod only holds so many songs, and they are usually the songs, I like. Some people may prefer to stretch their limbs to Rhianna and others to AC/DC. Whatever their preference is, everyone is doing well...xcept when we do a Zumba warm-up – I’ve noticed participation rate drop immediately. We have tried other experiments, such as Yoga and Thai Chi which connect movements to breath. This is actually a really great way to prepare the body and mind for what is to come that day. It focuses your mind, makes you more aware of your movements, and wakes you up by supplying your brain and muscle tissue with oxygen and other essential nutrients. Thousands of Chinese businessmen go out every morning performing Thai Chi to prepare

themselves for a successful, productive and healthy day. So what may be the benefits of YOU stretching every morning? It is generally known that stretching can prevent injuries in the manual work environment by increasing your flexibility and preparing muscles for further movement throughout the day. As we age, flexibility may decrease, therefore it is important that we maintain, or improve, our flexibility to avoid injuries. At pre-start we warm our muscles up, which makes them ready to perform the day’s manual tasks. Even when sitting in an office certain muscles shorten, being held in the same position for long periods of time throughout the day, which decreases your flexibility and therefore your mobility. This can lead to unhealthy posture and back or shoulder pain.

Other benefits of stretching may include: • Increased flexibility and joint range of motion: Flexible muscles can improve your daily performance. Tasks such as lifting packages or bending to tie your shoes become easier and less tiring. Flexibility tends to diminish as you get older, but you can regain and maintain it. • Improved circulation: Stretching increases blood flow to your muscles. Blood flowing to your muscles

brings nourishment and gets rid of waste byproducts in the muscle tissue. Improved circulation can help shorten your recovery time if you’ve had any muscle injuries. • Better posture: Frequent stretching can help keep your muscles from getting tight, allowing you to maintain proper posture. Good posture can minimize discomfort and keep aches and pains at a minimum. • Stress relief: Stretching relaxes tight,

tense muscles that often accompany stress. • Enhanced coordination: Maintaining the full rangeof-motion through your joints keeps you in better balance. Co-ordination and balance will help keep you mobile and less prone to injury from falls, especially as you get older. Save yourself from needless injuries and pain that can last for weeks or a lifetime. Take the five to seven minutes a day to take a breath and  S T R E T C H!

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6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wild World Of Sports 11:00 The Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Wildfire 2:00 Arthur 4:00 Sunday Football: Canterbury Bulldogs Vs Newcastle Knights 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Great Barrier Reef: Reef And Beyond - The final film in the series reveals how the reef is crucially connected to the rest of the planet – and how climate change will affect its future. 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist: “My Bloody Valentine” (M v) 9:30 CSI: Miami: “Long Gone” (M v) -The kidnapping of a family from their home leads the team to discover an unlikely connection to a drug dealer recently released from prison. 11:30 The Apprentice: “The Mane Event” (PG l) - The remaining stars must manage a horse-and-carriage business in Central Park, but it’s a bumpy ride for one team when two members viciously butt heads. 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 6:30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 World’s Strictest Parents 11:00 Minute To Win It 12:00 That ‘70s Show 12:30 Movie: “The Even Stevens Movie” (G) 2:30 Movie: “Uncle Buck” (PG l,s,v) 4:45 Special: Faulty Towers: Basil The Rat 5:30 Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 TBA 8:30 Castle: “Cuffed / Countdown” (M) - When Castle and Beckett wake up handcuffed together in a locked room with no memory of how they got there, they must piece together where they are and why, all while trying to escape. 10:30 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: “Strays” The Red Cell team is asked personally by FBI Director Fickler to find the estranged daughter of a federal judge, who is his longtime friend. 11:30 Forensic Investigators - Australia’s True Crimes 12:30 The Real Seachange 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:30 ADbc 4:00 Kick 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Sharks Of The Red Sea 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: America Before Columbus 8:30 Brave New World with Stephen Hawking: Technology 9:30 Movie: “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.... And Spring.” (MA s,a) - The phases of a man’s life are reflected in the passing seasons. In spring a young Buddhist Monk is taught by his master in a remote temple. In summer, the young monk falls in love with a girl. Autumn sees him return to the temple as a middle-aged man, disturbed and angry after a tragic life. Winter sees him want to wash away the deeds of his past. 11:20 Movie: “Life Is A Miracle” (M l,s,v,d) - Luka, a civil engineer from Belgrade, has moved to a remote Bosnian village to build a railway that will transform the region into a tourist paradise. Luka remains deaf to the increasingly persistent rumblings of war but his family do not share his enthusiasm. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 10:55 Catalyst: Seahorses 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 At The Movies: Short Cuts 12:45 The New Inventors 1:10 Monarch Of The Glen 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Amersham 6:50 Minuscule: The Butterfly Effect 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Spooks: A Communist posing as a merchant banker attempts to bring down the British economy, and MI5 officer Ros must put her life at risk to prevent it. 12:30 Consuming Passion: 100 Years Of Mills And Boon 2:00 Dangerous Jobs For Girls: Loggers 2:50 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Roomate Transmorgrification” 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation” 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Good Guy Fluctuation” 8:30 Alcatraz: “The Ames Brothers” (M) - Two of Alcatraz’s most violent brothers, Herman and Pinky Ames, who were notorious for nearly escaping in 1963, find something mysteriously amiss when they return to Alcatraz in the present day. 9:30 Person Of Intrest: “Baby Blue” (M) 10:30 CSI: NY 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 Dark Blue: “Shell Game” (M v) - The team investigates a shooting involving a distinguished figure in the black community. 1:30 Entertainment Tonight 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Dancing At The Harvest Moon” (PG a,l) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Surf Patrol 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Revenge 10:00 How I Met Your Mother 10:30 Happy Endings: “Secrets And Limos / Spooky Endings” (PG) - Brad has a difficult time relating to humourless boss Mr. Forristal until the guy, a car buff, flips for Max’s limo. And Dave is reluctant to introduce his new girlfriend to everyone. Then, Jane and Brad spend a scary Halloween house sitting for friends in the suburbs while the rest of the gang heads to a warehouse party, where their respective costumes don’t quite have the effect anticipated, especially for Alex and Dave. 11:30 Sports Fever 12:30 Picture This 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “It’s Hard To Be Nice” (M l,s,v) 2:45 Spaceflies 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Mythbusters: Duct Tape Hour - Tonight, the Mythbusters tackle various myths relating to the strength and flexibility of the most versatile tool in the handyman’s toolbox - duct tape. They’re testing whether or not duct tape can be used to: construct a potato cannon instead of using traditional glue; build a fully functional cannon; lift a 2,300 kg car; seal leaks in a boat; and construct an entire boat. 8:30 James May’s Man Lab 9:30 Danger 5: Fresh Meat For Hitler’s Sex Kitchen - Allied troops all over Europe are spontaneously transforming into blonde haired, blue eyed, blood-thirsty Nazis. 10:05 The Ricky Gervais Show 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 The World Game 12:05 SOS: Noreen 1:05 Living Black 1:35 Natascha Kampusch: 3096 Days In Captivity 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 ABC News Breakfast 8:30 Business Today 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australian Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Dangerous Jobs For Girls 2:50 Can We Help? 3:00 Childrem’s Programs 6:00 A Farmer’s Life For Me 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Country Town Rescue 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Body In The Library 10:05 Artscape: Anatomy 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:40 Hungry Beast: Wealth 1:10 A Farmer’s Life For Me 2:10 Dangerous Jobs For Girls: Fishing - Three high-flying British career women travel to South Australia where they are challenged to take on one of the world’s most treacherous occupations - working on a trawler hundreds of miles out into the Southern Ocean. 3:00 Catalyst 4:00 Gardening Australia 5:00 ABC News Breakfast 8:30 Business Today 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 E2: Transport 2:00 Dancing With Dictators 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Restoration Home: Stanwick Hall 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Woodley: The Funeral 8:30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 9:30 Agony Uncles 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable: UFO - From UFO hunting in Roswell New Mexico to launching his own unidentified object into the sky, Lawrence goes boldly where no man has gone before to make contact with aliens. 12:00 Moving Wallpaper 12:25 Movie: “The Big Fix” (M d,v) - Moses Wine, a 1960s campus radical turned private eye, becomes involved in a tangled whodunit murder. 2:10 Dangerous Jobs For Girls: Hunters 3:00 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Jimmy Conjecture” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Gothowitz Deviation” (PG s) 8:00 2 Broke Girls: “And The Hoarder Culture” (PG s) 8:30 2 Broke Girls: “And The Really Pretty Cash” (M) 9:00 Two And A Half Men: “Palmdale, Ech” (M) 9:30 Top Gear 11:00 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A.: “Mama Rita’s” (MA l) - Chef Ramsay visits a Mexican restaurant named Mama Ritas in Newbury Park, CA. Owner Laura, a former successful caterer, doesn’t know the difference between running a restaurant and running a catering business. 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 Men Of A Certain Age 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Sudden Terror: The Hijacking Of Schoolbus” (M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Surf Patrol 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Brax realises Leah has feelings for him and Sid tries to wake Brax up to the danger that he’s in. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 TBA 11:00 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: “The Girl In The Blue Mask” (M v,a) - Cooper and the Red Cell team try to find a killer who disfigures the faces of his victims. 12:00 Stag 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Breath” (M s,v) 2:35 Spaceflies 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Chinese School: Olympic Fever 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “To Take A Wife” (M a,l) - Set in Haifa in the late 1970s, this is a haunting, claustrophobic portrait of a loveless marriage held together by religious and social convention. Received a standing ovation at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival. 12:55 Movie: “The Betrayal” (M v,a) - An exploration of the consequences and contradictions of French colonisation in Algeria. Lieutenant Roque is a young French officer dispirited by the endless war. His official role is to pacify the locals of an isolated village, and convince the Algerians of his nation’s good intentions. But in fact, his main target is the dismantling of the insurgent Algerian underground liberation army. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Pirate Solution” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary” 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Cornhusker Vortex” (PG s) 8:30 The Mentalist 9:30 The AFL Footy Show: Join the Logie Award winning Footy Show for its 19th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and Matthew Lloyd as they go where no other show dares. 11:15 CSI: Miami: “Power Trip” (M v) - When a savage killer runs rampant in Miami, Horatio must intervene to stop a member of the police force from getting too close to the case. 12:10 20 To 1 1:05 Alive And Cooking 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Claire” (M v) - 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Henri resumes as Casey’s tutor and Roo and Marilyn meddle in John and Gina’s situation. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Please Marry My Boy 9:30 The Amazing Race 10:30 How I Met Your Mother: “Oh Honey / Desperation Day” When Zoey’s naive cousin visits, Barney makes a move on her. Then, Ted comes to grips with his feelings for Zoey. 11:30 The Marriage Ref 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 9:00 World News 1:00 Dateline 2:00 Insight 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Chinese School: Olympic Fever 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Africa: Nile: An African Odyssey 8:30 Toughest Place To Be A... Binman 9:30 Empire: Doing Good (PG) - Tonight’s episode recounts the extraordinary story of how a desire for conquest became a mission to improve the rest of mankind, especially in ‘darkest’ Africa - and how that mission shaded into an unquestioning belief that Britain could - and should - rule the world. 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Those Who Remain” (M d,l,s) - In French. Meeting in the hospital where their partners are being treated for a terminal illness, Bertrand and Lorraine strike up a mutually supportive relationship based on their joint guilt at being healthy in this place of sickness. 12:50 Movie: “Luxury Car” (M v) - In Mandarin. An old village school teacher goes to the city to search for his lost son so that his wife, who is gravely ill, is able to see him before she dies. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can We Help? 5:00 ABC News Breakfast 8:30 Business Today 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 River Cottage: Everyday 11:45 Minuscule 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 A Farmer’s Life For Me 6:50 Minuscule:papatas Fritas 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 The Straits: Noel is on the run, from both the police and the DC bikies, and makes his getaway plan. Meanwhile, Harry is also desperately worried about Marou, who hasn’t been seen since he disappeared with Lola. 9:30 Whitechapel 10:15 Lateline 10:50 The Business 11:20 Museum Of Life: The Power Of Insects 12:20 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:20 The Clinic 2:10 A Farmer’s Life For Me 3:10 Catalyst









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Your Lucky ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A visit from a close friend will help you to focus your thoughts on matters outside your work. You have been putting a lot into your career recently and need time to reflect. Romance. A recent decision by your partner may seem quite hard to understand at first. Don’t take it at face value, however.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) A powerful aspect to Uranus later in the week will give you a bright idea. This thought will save you a great deal of time and energy over the coming weeks, so long as you have the courage to follow through with it. Romance. A friend who knows you well will help you to make an important decision. Your emotions will be extremely powerful this week, so you will need some perspective.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


A person who doesn’t seem to be taking your feelings seriously will make you quite angry. Do your best to see things from this person’s point of view, but at the same time, make sure that you don’t let them take advantage of your good nature. Romance. An unexpected jealousy may disturb the peace. You will be the one who has to sort out the warring parties. Be careful that this conflict doesn’t lead to arguments with your partner.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Don’t get any more deeply involved with an acquaintance who has let you down badly in the past. This person will let you down again if you give them a chance. Romance. Your partner will be in a very good mood. Shared chores will bring you closer together and you will both enjoy a romantic get-together later in the week.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Don’t let a personal remark about your appearance upset you. You need to focus on more positive aspects of your life. A meeting with a close friend later in the week will help you to sort out your priorities. Romance. A person whose intentions are a little suspect may have their eyes on you at the moment. This new admirer won’t give up easily: you may need to be less than subtle if you want to get them off your back.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


A favourable aspect to Venus will make you especially good at picking up other people’s feelings. Move ahead with a meeting you have been putting off. Romance. You may need to give in a little more in order to put a recent disagreement with your partner to rest. You won’t achieve anything by prolonging the dispute.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You will have a lot of initiative and will be able to make long-term progress with a project which has become stalled recently. Listen to advice given to you by a friend and follow it to the letter. Romance. You and your partner may be at different energy levels this month. You will need to be patient in order to bridge the gap between you: don’t be too demanding, even if you feel that your needs aren’t being met.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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The cautious approach shown by a friend may be your best approach at the moment. Romance. A person whom you have met several times in the past will suddenly get in touch. The attraction between you may not be mutual, however.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Do your best to find a tactful way of making your feelings known. Direct criticism could backfire if you are not careful. Romance. Try not to be too secretive about your intentions. You need to come clean and explain what you want to do.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) At times you may get a little frustrated with your day-to-day work. Don’t let your mind wander too far, however - it may be a little while before you have a chance to get away. Romance. Don’t make any decisions this week which might affect your partner without consulting them first.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

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A favourable aspect to Jupiter will give you the confidence you need to push on, despite criticism from people around you. You believe in yourself and will soon be proven right. Romance. A recent change in your emotions could have something to do with a new person in your life! You will start to grow much closer over the upcoming next week.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You have used your superb intellectual powers to figure out a way to get ahead. Now is the best time to make your move. Don’t delay, because your luck may soon change. Romance. Your partner will appreciate your openness. A long discussion will show them that you are serious about improving the quality of your relationship.

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2012 Western Cape Bulletin Footy Tipping Competitions



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ROUND 4 – Fri, Mar 23 - Mon, Mar 26






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Rabbitohs v Broncos @ NIB Stadium Eels v Panthers @ Parramatta Stadium SAT, MAR 24 Warriors v Titans @ Mt Smart Stadium Dragons v Sea Eagles @ WIN Jubilee Stadium Cowboys v Sharks @ Dairy Farmers Stadium SUN, MAR 25 Storm v Roosters @ AAMI Park Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ Stadium MON, MAR 26 Wests Tigers V Raiders @ Campbelltown Sports Stadium

Are the Bulldogs the real deal? IF Rugby League is not the greatest game of all, well, I’ll walk to Bourke and back. Each week, every game just gets more exciting and thrilling, which makes our game the entertainment of sport, and is why we have supporters, fans and viewers screaming out for more and more rugby league. Round three has produced some great footy with the Broncos convincingly overpowering the Knights on Friday night with a 24-10 win. The mighty Dragons have found form and dealt the Tigers a lesson, with a thumping 36-12 hiding. Two games were played on Saturday and Billy Slater gave the

Titans a footballing lesson with Storm winning 30-6. What about the Cowboys? They were awesome, to say the least, as they absolutely smashed the Eels. In wet and soggy conditions the Cowboys displayed some great attacking footy, winning 42-6. Sunday arvo footy saw some entertaining games with the Roosters just edging out a much-improved Raiders 14-6. The “coal train” Dave Taylor led the Bunnies to a big win over the hapless Panthers by smashing them 40-24. Across the Tasman the Bulldogs showed that they are the real deal in 2012 under Des Hasler’s guidance with a commanding 32-18 win over the Warriors. On Monday night I tipped the Sharks to cause

a upset over Giembra’s much-loved Sea Eagles, which they did 17-14. On Saturday the Northern Pride travelled to Mackay. The Pride were successful in three grades, winning both Academy games and then barnstorming their way to a 14-6 victory over the Cutters in the Queensland Cup game. I’m very happy with this result as I won a box of goodies from a good mate in Mackay, and the victory taste will be sweet as he does not like losing at all, and it’s like getting blood out of a stone ha, ha. Round four in the NRL just gets better with the Bunnies and Broncos battling it out in Perth on Friday night, while Parramatta will be looking for a win somehow against the pretty Panthers in pink.

Super Saturday will see the Titans and Warriors going head to head; the two premiership heavyweights Manly and the Dragons firing up; while the Cowboys will ride off into the sunset with another big win over the toothless Sharks. On Sunday we’ll see the Storm be too good for the Roosters, while the match of the round should be the Bulldogs taking on the Knights. Monday night footy will see the Tigers looking to bounce back against a fast-improving Raiders. Spilla’s round two tips: Broncos, Eels, Manly, Titans, Cowboys, Storm, Bulldogs and Tigers. Yours in league Spilla

AFL round-up with Scotty The weather in Weipa is recognising the change of season from cricket to footy wonderfully well and is throwing in a bit of southwestern Victoria winter to get us in the mood. I reckon this is a bit of an omen for the year ahead, and the team most suited to these sorts of conditions will be well set for success. If that is the case, then it bodes well for the Catters, as the conditions at Kardinia Park can be somewhat cyclonic at the best of times. This year the depths of June and July are going to test the team wearing white shorts when they travel to the Cattery as the old Doug Wade (nee Hickey) Stand is no more, demolished to allow the construction of stage three of the ground redevelopment. Just to make clear what that means, teams kicking away from

the city end of the ground will experience something close to kicking towards a gale-force Antarctican blizzard while wearing shorts and thongs. It aint going to be pretty footy, and hopefully the Cats get their eye in on how to handle the conditions the best. So another year of tipping and footy watching is upon us. I stewed over taking on the writing responsibilities again this year, as it’s a big job, one that takes time and needs some inspiration. On reflection of 2011 I thought what a good year we had. A few good stories went in the Bully, I came out okay in the tips, and the Cats got up to top it off. Maybe I should quit while I’m ahead. The last few weeks, however, have swayed my judgment. Management has been nothing short of inspirational, and in fact quite prolific, in dishing up the sorts of content that we all need to read about to keep us sane. The Princess and The Deputy are another year older and a

bit crazier also and are sure to entertain. There’s also likely to be a steady stream of characters, old and new, to keep us on our toes. So, here we go again. I’ll try and keep you up to date, dear reader, with the wrap of the week in football, which of course includes a bit of a wrap of the week in the household. Let’s see if we can all stay out of trouble. Truth be known I was thrown off a bit this week with the season starting a week early. Izzy and the Giants will make their long anticipated debut this week against the Bloods in Harbour Town. This will be exciting to see and hopefully they pull a decent crowd first up. Unfortunately they’re playing at the Olympic Stadium, which must be the most uninspiring, and atmosphere-lacking ground in the country. I saw AC/DC there a couple of years ago and even Angus struggled to light the place up. I hope the crowd turns up and we get a good kick-start to the season. I have to say though, the best

thing about the Giants this year will be their ad on the tele featuring the Stevie Wright song “I got the Power” - love it. The boys will struggle, a bit like the Suns last year, and should have last place safely secured before the season even starts. Speaking of songs, how good is the new AFL ad with “Long Way to the Top” belting out? Gets the hairs standing up on the back of the neck for sure. The rest of the season starts next week so get online and register with the Bully’s AFL tipping competition, and get your tips in for this week so you don’t miss the start of the season. There are some great prizes on offer again so sign-up and have a go. Thanks to all the sponsors last year and this year and thanks to the Bully for organising such a good comp. Get on board. Happy tipping. Maca


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Season one commences for Weipa squash players TUESDAY, March 13 hailed the commencement of Weipa Squash Club A grade fixtures for season one, 2012, and it was as though the players had never had a break – still as fit, skillful and enthusiastic as ever. The teams have changed names again and this week it was the Pot v the Stubby, commencing with A4 Shay Alley going down to Ben Tantau (0-3). A3 Shane Spagnol won the first game against Chrisden Russ, but lost the next three after some fantastic rallies (1-3). Shane (as sub for A2 Scott) lost to Jeff Berry (1-3), but not without some excellent sneaky shots, and Jeff still got a good workout. A1 Owen Witt showed the team what winning was all about, but had his work cut out for him against his more mature opponent, Dave Edward, who played long shots and lobs off the back wall, but it was Owen’s night (3-1). Then when Pint v Schooner, A4 Jimmy Baira slogged it out against Jay Dumbleton in a relatively evenly-matched game, with many lengthy rallies showing that the unknown players are proving quite challenging against the established players when Jay won (3-1).

A3 Laurie Raleigh defeated Gavin (as sub for Sherie); a worthy adversary as Laurie is returning from injury, but Laurie showed he has still “got it” (3-0). A2 Rod Bielby played a tough game against Grant Foster and went down (1-3), however the points were much closer than the games. A1 Tom Murray rallied to the cause but lost the first long game against Lukas Dorsett, and despite the athleticism and finesse of both players, Lukas won the match (3-0). Yard Glass went down to Tallie (although the A1s were to postplay) when A4 Dallas Goodwin played one of the two marathon games of the night against Amanda McKenzie. Dallas finally won, but it took five entertaining games (3-2). A3 Wendy Long went down to Steve Lugsdin (0-3), but as I did not witness this game, I am sure Wendy did not go down without a struggle. A2 Nick Brookes, in the other marathon game of the night against Glen Egan, showed that despite having a height advantage and being able to reach seemingly all over the court from one spot, Glen was the victor (2-3). B Grade commenced their fixtures on March 15 and the results

were as follows: Margarita v Mojito - B2 Ben Smith played Ben Braun in a tightly contested match (1-3), B3 Donna O’Neill defeated Joe Buckley (3-1), B4 Melissa Ghee just defeated Ian Newsome (3-2), B5 Elissa Moody went down to Fiona Newsome (0-3), and B6 Kylie Carr was beaten by Kristie McManus (0-3). Martini v Pina Colada - B2 Randall O’Neill lost to a well-matched opponent Michael Cridland (23), B3 Sally Parr defeated Josh Donnelly in four games (3-1), B4 Peter Thompson won convincingly against Patrick Lightart (3-0), B7 Kelly Creedon (sub for Ruth) played and defeated Cicely Baira in four games (3-1)and B8 Charissa Hill went down to her stronger opponent Baylee Woodhouse (0-3). Blue Lagoon v L.I.I.T. - B1 Justin Hyytinnen surprisingly went down to Steve Moore (2-3), B2 Stephen Borg lost to Chris Bienvenu (0-3), B4 Emma Thomas battled it out against Nicole Dearling and came out on top (3-0), B6 Luke Mann went down to Katie Delfs (0-3), and B8 Renee Williams defeated Sam Trebble (3-0). Yours squashfully, Ruth Harris

Swimmers continue to improve WEIPA Lightening Swimming Club held their last club night on Friday, March 16 with 37 swimmers attending. A total of 59 Personal Best (PBs) times were swum and another six club records broken. It’s great to see the kids continue to improve week after week, and get faster and faster – thanks coaches! Ashlee Moon topped the night with five PBs from five swims, including knocking off over four seconds from her 100m medley. Four PBs were swum by Sabrina Koina, Savannah Proud, Alyssa Taare and Dane Tyson. Three PBs for the night from Rachel Brooker, Elle Toomey and Molly Toomey. Two PBs from Caitlyn Hilton, Braydon Keough, Nicholas Keough, Tom McCahon, John Prentice, Moara Sam, Brock Taylor and Donald Tyson. One PB from Harry Bakker, Hannah Gamble, Alissa Koina, Kirra Koina, Katelyn McCahon, Morgan McCulkin, Tiffany McDougall, Sophie Mohr, Mickeely Moon, Katie Pilkington, Dylan Roberts, Raezahn Sam and AlexAdel Tyson. Alissa Koina broke her own club record by 0.6 seconds in the girls nine-year olds 50m freestyle with a time of 39.15 seconds. Ethan Kruckow broke a club record in the boys 15-year old 400m freestyle with a time of 5:56.85 seconds, beating the previous club record of 6:27.89

Shane Spagnol played as a sub (Team Pot) against Jeff Berry (Team Stubby).

Lukas Dorsett (Team Schooner) played Tom Murray (Team Pint).

IMP try-outs in Weipa this weekend MANAGER and coach, Tim Rowe, of Rob De Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Project team will be in Weipa this Sunday hoping to find the next IMP runners. The try-outs will be held at the Weipa Cricket Oval from 4pm this Sunday, March 25 and are open to Indigenous male and females aged between 18 to 30 years. Applicants should be willing to inspire other Indigenous men and women, and have an interest in wanting to make a difference, by promoting a healthy lifestyle. Male applicants will be participating in a five kilometre run, while female applicants will be asked to complete a three kilometre run. The try-outs are going to be fun and informal so why not come along and give it a go - who knows, you could end up running in the New York City Marathon with 48,0000 other runners.

Strangers documentary to be screened nationally Tiffany McDougall prepares to hit the water at last Friday’s Weipa swim meet.

held by Chris Davey (2004). Sabrina Koina swam four PBs and broke another four club records in the process, swimming her last club night as a 10 year old. Sabrina broke two of her own records, knocking off three seconds from her 100m individual medley record with a time of 1:31.22, and 0.2 seconds off her 50m freestyle with a time of 35.38 seconds. Sabrina also knocked nearly four seconds off her 50m butterfly with a time of 42.39 seconds to take the record previously held by Sharna Mitton (43.90 seconds - 1996), and took the 400m freestyle record, with a time of 6:13.19 seconds, beating the previous record of 7:46.19 held by Tegan Thorncroft (2003).

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Biggest PBs were from Rachel Brooker, Caitlyn Hilton, Braydon Keough, Nicholas Keough, Sabrina Koina, Tom McCahon, Ashlee Moon, Katie Pilkington, John Prentice, Alyssa Taare, Brock Taylor, Elle Toomey, Molly Toomey, Alex-Adel Tyson and Dane Tyson. Club nights are held every Friday night and new members are always welcome. Entry is at 5.30pm for warm-ups and a 6pm start, finishing at about 7.30pm. All members please remember to nominate your children online by Thursday night for this Friday’s club night. For any enquiries, please call Wade on 4069 7376 / 4069 8935. - Wade Koina

Alf Wilson story

PLAYERS from the Kowanyama rugby league side are the stars of a documentary which looks set to be screened on national television. Filming was done when the Kowanyama Strangers side travelled to far away Rockhampton for the CQ Reconciliation Allblacks carnival in January. The Communities Activity Program through Education, (CAPE) and the Indigenous Communities Sport and Recreation Officers Program (ISCROP), both programs of the Cairns Indigenous Business Unit of PCYC, commissioned Rockhampton company Mad Dog Productions to do the filming. Kowanyama did well reaching the semi finals of the plate section before being eliminated.

Coach David Kennedy said the players were delighted to be in the limelight after travelling more than 1000km by bus to Rockhampton, after a flight from Kowanyama to Cairns. “The boys are all looking forward to seeing it when it is released,” Kennedy said. Jason Holt, the Cairns-based program manager for CAPE PCYC said he expected to get a draft of the documentary next week. “There is just a small bit of filming to be done here and then we will get the draft. This has been a worthwhile project,” Mr Holt said. The documentary is expected to be seen on either SBS or NITV in the near future.



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being caught, but ďŹ shers had to keep a wary eye out for the resident croc that hangs around the beach most of the time. Prawn was the pick of the bait. Speaking of Prawn, they are about in bucket loads down in the corner of Hornybrook, Vets corner and over at SPQ at Rocky Point. Watch yourself though as there are some Boxies feeding on them as well. Some anglers got into some really big Tuskies over at Duyfken. The Sharks gave them a hard time but they managed to take home a feed. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ nd out what bait was used, but my guess would be Prawn or Rock Crabs. With all the wild weather we have been having thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about my lot for this week. Enjoy, and I will catch up with you all next week.

Hash House Harriers Run 1638 17 runners and four dogs The media mutt said she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember where the run was from so she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come. However, the four mutts that did had a great time as Killem took us to Circular Way and tossed a coin to see which way to go. First toss sent us anti-clockwise. Well, Bo Bo and Outhouse set off at a cracking pace, but pulled up when they heard some one call out. An old friend had come north for his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday, so catching up was good, and when the runners started coming back the other way they decided they better get going too. Saying good bye to Kleiny and Sharon they went back to Flinders, where Killem sent them off again. It was starting to drizzle a bit so the rest of us headed back to the Hooch. Killem had cooked up a big stew that warmed us up, and we had a few ales to wash it down. Outhouse said he would set a trail from the McNamara Centre on March 26. Traditionally we start at 1745. This is where it all started for Outhouse about 800 runs ago and we can celebrate the return of Anna to lead us into the future. On On Outhouse

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IT seems we have finally got our wet season, and I thought it was going to be a fizzer. The monsoon trough and the rain it brings is so important to the Gulf regime, ensuring all the creeks and rivers get a ďŹ&#x201A;ush. Not only does the rain wash off all the built-up dust on the vegetation, but it gives the land a new lease on life, as they say. The only problem is, the wild weather also stirs up the sea, causing dirty water and making it harder for sea turtles to avoid ghost nets. The estimation of turtle deaths (entangled in foreign ghost nets) in the rough seas, is over 1200-plus fatalities of Olive and Green Turtles over a seven-day period. If you think I am overestimating the amount dying, just take a drive from Penny to Duyfken and start counting. If you get to about 20-odd that will add up to about one percent of the coastline, (over 3000km), in the Gulf. Staggering numbers, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see any of our pollies caring, or for that matter all the people creating a global outcry about the few that die over a year on the East coast. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t profess to know the answer but something should be done. Well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my little bit of a whinge...back to ďŹ shing. How about the size of the Black Jew that Steve Larkin caught last week? Now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to let the truth get in the way of a good ďŹ shing yarn. The story goes something like this...Steve was ďŹ shing out among the leads, with just a handful of bait and a cheap handline, when he jagged this beauty and a couple under size. Now, I have ďŹ shed the leads numerous times and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember any grassy bank out that way, but as I said donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that get in the way. Hey, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it a beauty? Measuring just over the 1200mm mark - top ďŹ sh Steve. Last Sunday the weather was lousy but I sold plenty of bait and had some tips about the ďŹ sh loving the rain. Naps proved to be one of the hot spots with plenty of Grunter

IT continues to be a wet and windy soccer season, but with plenty of fun and kicks. The newly created Squirts division played their ďŹ rst match on Saturday which included lots of kicking by all players. This division is open to children born in 2007 and includes smaller teams on smaller ďŹ elds. Trial games are now over and team jerseys will be handed out this coming Saturday. We are looking for parents and older players to help clean out the soccer area of the P&C Shed this Saturday from 2pm. Please come with buckets, dusters and old clothes. The more the merrier and it certainly helps share the load. The club needs Senior Titans parents to roster to volunteer from 4pm each Saturday to man the canteen, put the nets away, and lock-up the shed after the match. Please speak to Sandy Hunter to put your name on the roster. Games start times: Squirts 2.30pm, Teens 2.30pm, Tykes 3.30pm, Titans 3.30pm, Senior Titans 4.30pm. All players and referees to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the game start time.


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well at regional championships THREE members of the Weipa Swimming Club took part in the McDonalds FNQ Regional Long Course Championships held in Cairns from March 9 to 11, performing very well and coming away with three silver and three bronze medals. There were a total of 176 athletes competing in 132 events run over two and a half days of swimming, with swimmers from 12 of the Far North Queensland clubs taking to the pool. The level of competition was high, with 22 swimmers in the FNQ region being national level swimmers, and four of these swimmers competing in the current Olympic qualifiers in Adelaide. Kirra, Sabrina and Alissa Koina competed in a total of twenty events, in both age group and open events. All three girls swam very well and performed some good personal best times. Alissa came away with two silver (200m individual medley and 50m freestyle), and one bronze medal (50m breastroke), to finish third in the age championships for nine-year old girls. Alissa knocked one second off her 50m breastroke and freestyle times, and two seconds off her 200m individual medley time. Sabrina finished the meet with one silver (200m freestyle) and two bronze (100m freestyle and 100m butterfly), to finish

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Kirra, Sabrina and Alissa Koina represented the Weipa Swimming Club at the FNQ Regional Long Course Championships.

fourth in the age championships for 10-year old girls. Sabrina knocked one second off her best 200m freestyle time and a big five seconds off her 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly times. Kirra sliced a huge seven

seconds off her previous best time in the 400m freestyle open age event, and found it tough going when she backed up and swum the 100m butterfly shortly after. Kirra also swam a good PB in the 50m backstroke,

knocking off 1.5 seconds, and in the 100m freestyle, knocking off three seconds. It was a great effort from all three girls, considering the effects of travelling, and the change from swimming in a 25 metre pool to a 50 metre pool.

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Western Cape Bulletin 21 March 2012

Western Cape Bulletin 21 March 2012  

Western Cape Bulletin 21 March 2012