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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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DJ’s dream comes true A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy from the Aurukun community had a dream come true on New Year’s even when he saw fireworks for the first time, thanks to a dedicated former policewoman and a gift from the Sydney Lord Mayor. Delwyn “DJ� Gothachalkenin arrived in Sydney on December 31, 2011 as a special guest at the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks display’s Dreamscape party at the Dawes Point Viewing Area, where he received VIP treatment and enjoyed one of the best views of the fireworks in Sydney. Sydney woman Genevieve Delves met Delwyn when she was working as a sport and recreation officer in the Aurukun community, 100 kilometres south of Weipa.

Delwyn “DJ� Gothachalkenin during his stay in Sydney. Photo courtesy: David Clare – First Light Photography.

Ms Delves had planned to work in the community for three months, but ended up staying for 10 months “doing a bit of everything�: helping families with their tax and banking, encouraging teenagers to learn to drive, organising children’s birth certificates for boarding school applications, and acting as a liaison between the community and visiting media and dignitaries. “Once I got a bit of a feel for it, I felt I had some unfinished business, that I had some little goals that I wanted to achieve there. One of them was setting up a rugby league team for the men, which really brought the community together, and then I also met Delwyn,� Ms Delves said. UU continued page 2

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Lucky escape for driver A RIO Tinto Alcan Weipa mine operator had to apply emergency procedures at the Andoom mine recently, after spotting a private vehicle driving on the haul road. The quick actions of the operator resulted in all trucks stopping operation until the vehicle was off the mine site. Jo-Anne Scarini, Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa operations general manager, said the prompt action from the operator

meant that no serious incident occurred. “An interaction between a heavy and light vehicle is one of our biggest risks, and with terrible consequences, so it is important that unauthorised vehicles stay clear of haul roads,� Ms Scarini said. The vehicle was spotted on the haul road located two kilometres east of Vyces Crossing. “Our incident investigation has identified that this vehicle

has driven across over Vyces Crossing and then travelled onto a haul road in east Andoom,� Ms Scarini said. “This behaviour is a concern as a lot of the area surrounding Vyces Crossing is active mine area where heavy equipment operates. “In addition, driving through this crossing also impacts the environment and this culturally significant area.� Vyces Crossing is a popular

swimming area and a significant place for Traditional Owners. Ms Scarini said there was an established car park area and bins for visitors to use at Vyces Crossing. “We ask that people please use these amenities and stick to the established roads to ensure the area is not damaged and they do not unwittingly travel into active mining areas,� Ms Scarini said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;DJ, out of all the kids, was the one person who stood out, who really knew how to give. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He would see me 150 metres up the road in 40-degree heat, and if he had two cans of Coke, he would sprint up, give me a can and go, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hey, this is for youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;? The two formed a bond and Ms Delves made a deal with Delwyn that if he attended school every day for the first term of 2011, she would take him to Sydney for the Easter holidays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The little guy started turning up to school and he went every single day,â&#x20AC;? Ms Delves said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So he came down to Sydney and we went horse riding, surfing, and to the Easter Show, and when he returned to Aurukun he kept going to school, every single day last year.â&#x20AC;? Ms Delves said that in the back of Delwynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind was the 9pm family fireworks display, which he had watched

on her laptop during a storm in Aurukun last New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was just so excited watching it on the computer and he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I want to go and see the countdownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and I think that he thought if he went to school every day last year then he would get to see the fireworks,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So he went to school every day and he ended up getting an award at the end of this year from the Acting Premier of Queensland, because his literacy and numeracy standards were excellent.â&#x20AC;? Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore heard about Delwyn and Ms Delvesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; story and immediately offered the pair exclusive tickets to the Dreamscape party at the Dawes Point Viewing Area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Genevieve has done so much for a community that is so far away from her home in Sydney and I am also inspired by Delwyn who, with the smallest

Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore welcomes Delwyn â&#x20AC;&#x153;DJâ&#x20AC;? Gothachalkenin to Sydney prior to the New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve ďŹ reworks display. Photo courtesy: David Clare â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First Light Photography.

of encouragement, has been able to achieve so much,â&#x20AC;? Ms Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad we were able to help make their New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve one that they will remember for a long time.â&#x20AC;? Ms Moore is now hoping to create a legacy

from DJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our dream is to partner with the Aurukun Mayor, education department and community to provide the same incentive in 2012 for other children in Cape York, and our own community,â&#x20AC;? she said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The details of this dream will be discussed in the near future and we hope to get a plan in place soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;DJ made a commitment, and from that his dream came true. I hope we can make some more dreams happen in 2012.â&#x20AC;?






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The new drop-off station makes recycling and recovery easier, which will reduce the amount of waste going into the Evans Landing landfill.

EVANS Landing landfill users will notice a change in how they drop off rubbish with the new waste drop-off station now open. The building is part of Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $2 million upgrade to the 30 year old facility. Tim Ryan, Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environment Operations specialist, said the new building would enable rubbish

and recyclables to be more easily segregated, improving the landfillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall environmental performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The upgraded facility includes a new drop-off station, located adjacent to the weigh bridge, and feature a number of skips for the different types of waste,â&#x20AC;? Mr Ryan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People will drive across the weigh bridge to the building,

where they park undercover and drop off their rubbish in the appropriate skip. The facility enables an easier and safer drop-off than the current setup.â&#x20AC;? This type of drop-off station is common at landfill sites across the country. They reduce the amount of waste going into landfills by enabling items to be recovered and recycled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We encourage everyone to

use the facility correctly and place rubbish into the right skip. The Cleanaway staff are there to assist if people have any questions on how to drop rubbish off,â&#x20AC;? Mr Ryan said. For more information about the landfill upgrade, contact Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community feedback hotline 1800 707 633 or email RTAWeipafeedback@

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Weipa SES assist in Torres Strait search and rescue FOUR Weipa SES Group members were involved in a search and rescue operation in the Torres Strait last weekend. Local controller, Trevor Snodgrass received a phone call from Emergency Management Queensland in Brisbane at 2am on Sunday morning requesting assistance with the

search and rescue operation after a vessel failed to arrive at its destination. The 14-foot dinghy with 11 people on board left Murray Island on Saturday, January 7 and failed to arrive on Daru Island (Papua New Guinea) that afternoon as expected. Mr Snodgrass, along with Weipa SES Groups members

Peter Siegmeier, Jason Bosuen and Sean Anthony, boarded planes in Weipa at 5.30am on Sunday morning to participate in the search as air observers. The local SES members spent around five hours in the air during the search, with Mr Snodgrassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plane travelling as far as Daru Island, Papua New Guinea.

The dinghy and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s occupants were located safe and well on Sunday afternoon. It is believed the vessel suffered mechanical problems and was forced to stop at Warrior Reef where the skipper onboard was able to repair the boat and continue on to Daru Island. No one onboard received an injuries.

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since its humble beginnings in 1949 when it was a one aircraft operation based in Tamworth. “Today QantasLink is Australia’s largest regional carrier, operating 57 aircraft to support a network of 56 metropolitan and country destinations and providing customers with seamless connections to Qantas’ domestic and international services.” “As a service-focused airline, QantasLink teams work collaboratively with regional Australian communities to identify and enhance air services in markets that require this essential service for both commerce and leisure,” he said. “In recent times QantasLink has made large-scale investments in product and aircraft to service the needs of our customers. Many of our services have become critical elements of regional customer supply chains, transporting labour into major resource projects via connections through the extensive Qantas network,” Mr Kumar said. Mr Kumar will formally accept the award on behalf of QantasLink at an official awards ceremony to be hosted by Air Transport World in Singapore on February 13, this year.

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Stephen and Bianca Borg of Weipa (originally from the Innisfail area) are proud to announce the birth of Ella Charlotte. Born on September 23, 2011 in the Cairns Private Hospital, weighing 3.14kg and 49.5cms long.  Ella is the third grandchild for Kevin and Aggie Borg of Mourilyan and the first grandchild for Leger and Claire O’Brien of Silkwood. Ella is also a great grandchild to Tom and Georgina Borg of Mourilyan, Joan Bita of Wangan, and Raymond and Margaret Speziali of Silkwood.


Bridge maintenance complete THE dive work as part of Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 bridge maintenance program is now complete with the final steel splints installed during the last week of December. Graham Mannix, Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission River and Andoom Creek bridge repairs engineer, said he was pleased with the progress of the 2011 bridge maintenance program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the last phase of the program involved working with

decreased visibility and stronger tidal flows, we finished work just three days behind schedule,â&#x20AC;? Mr Mannix said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On behalf of the Rio Tinto project team, including Pacific Marine Group Divers, we wish to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience this year during a sometimes quite disruptive process.â&#x20AC;? This year is the final year of lengthy, planned road closures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be carrying out further maintenance in the next four years.

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ity operational by early March.â&#x20AC;? The childcare expansion is part of the Australian Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Early Learning and Care Centres initiative. Almost $2.5 million of federal government funding was made available to refurbish and expand the existing centre. In addition, Rio Tinto Alcan has spent $2 million to help provide a long-term, sustainable early childhood service for the Weipa community. For more information about the Cape Kids centre upgrade, contact Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community feedback hotline 1800 707 633.


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Shedding light on Christmas injustice I WAS very surprised to read the results of the Christmas Lights competition. I checked out all the entrants which were

listed by the Weipa Town Authority and I was surprised, when reading the results in the Western Cape Bulletin, that a house which wasn’t even on the entrants list came second. I was also very surprised to see that the amazing effort at 36 Alstonia Drive, Nanum, which I had picked as the winner, didn’t even

get a mention. I think the judging panel next year needs to include some independent community members to ensure these kind of injustices don’t happen again. To the occupants of 36 Alstonia, I think your lights were outstanding. Enjoyer of Weipa Christmas Lights

The Western Cape Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Albatross Bay Resort and the 2012 committee was elected. Pictured are Secretary Michele Elms, President Vance Wallin, Vice President Michael Rowland and (first-time) Treasurer Liz Logan. The Chamber’s first meeting for 2012 will be held on Wednesday, February 1 at the Weipa Convention Centre commencing at 6.30pm.

All eyes on Weipa king tides AS Weipa residents prepare for king tides this summer, they also have the chance to visualise the rising waters along our coast by photographing the regional king tides event. Green Cross Australia and Surf Life Saving Queensland are asking coastal communities to take photos of sea levels during the upcoming king tides season as part of Witness King Tides - an initiative to better prepare Queensland for a future where sea levels are higher than they are today. Mara Bún, CEO of Green Cross Australia, said taking photos of sea levels could reveal what coasts might look like under such conditions in the future. “Witness King Tides is about gathering visual data to prepare ourselves for the future, while at the same time connecting people

to the coast and the environmental issues at hand,” Ms Bún said. “Given that 85 per cent of Queensland’s population lives within 50km of the coast, it is vital that we know what to expect in the coming years.” The project has been designed to encourage Queenslanders living near the coast to go out and see firsthand the potential effects of rising sea levels, and then to share their images online via the Witness King Tides portal. Ms Bún said recent studies had found rising sea levels were being considered a significant contributing factor to changes in future lifestyles. “This project will help generate awareness about sea level rise, while creating a visual record of areas that may be impacted,” she said. “We are all responsible for

preserving and protecting our environment and this is Queensland’s opportunity to lend a hand.” Weipa residents can witness nearby king tides at Evans Landing on January 22 at 3.12pm. Participants can upload their photographs to the Witness King Tides web portal to create a mosaic of snapshots for future climate planning. The website also features information on the 2012 Summer King Tide events and tips for taking useful photos. The project is supported by the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, and Queensland Government Department of Environment and Resource Management, Surf Lifesaving Queensland, the Queensland Centre for Photography, the Australian Coastal Society.

The Christmas light display at 36 Alstonia Drive, Nanum was very impressive.

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t net a fine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; use the right fishing gear Drawing on life experiences WHILE holidays and weekends provide a great time to cast a net for some bait and prawns, recreational fishers are reminded to check their nets to ensure they comply with the rules. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) senior compliance officer Michael Mikitis said there were some simple rules around what nets could and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be used. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are two types of nets recreational fishers can use in Queensland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; seine and cast nets,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A recreational seine net (or bait net) must: â&#x20AC;˘ be no longer than 16m in length â&#x20AC;˘ have a mesh size no greater than 28mm â&#x20AC;˘ be no more than 3m in drop â&#x20AC;˘ not have a pocket â&#x20AC;˘ not be fixed when used. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A recreational cast net must not be more than 3.7m in length and have a mesh size no greater than 28mm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything outside of these nets is considered commercial fishing apparatus and recreational fishers can not use or possess them.â&#x20AC;? Mr Mikitis said the use of incorrect fishing apparatus

could incur big fines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An on-the-spot fine of $1000 for unlawfully using or possessing commercial fishing apparatus applies,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The maximum penalty for this offence is $30,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All recreational fishers that use nets should be aware of the rules.

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COEN State School and Aurukunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western Cape College will be part of the 60 regional Queensland venues to participate in a program designed just for kids as part of the Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art. The Drawing Life for Kids on Tour: Celebrating Artists program will stimulate childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imaginations from as far north as the Torres Strait, to Cloncurry in the West and a number of locations throughout the South East. The Drawing Life for Kids on Tour highlights the creative expression of drawing and was developed by the Queensland Art Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Centre. Participants will be given a drawing journal to encourage them to record their daily lives, aspirations and imaginings through drawing. The journal is based on the Queensland Art Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publication Drawing Life for Kids: My Art Journal, and encourages children to play with ideas from everyday life. Full-colour drawing templates, focusing on celebratory moments in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life such as birthdays and sleepovers, will allow them to share

with family and friends. Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said drawing underpinned all of Matisseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work throughout his career, regardless of whether it was painting, sculpture or print. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matisse was first introduced to drawing by his mother and he drew all of his life,â&#x20AC;? Mr Ellwood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often using his drawings as a basis for larger works, he also took great pleasure in simply drawing life as he saw it around him, including his family and friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just like Matisse, children are invited to draw life as they see it, keeping their art journal close at hand and recording their daily lives.â&#x20AC;? Drawing Life for Kids on Tour: Celebrating Artists is proudly supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and is held as part of the Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition program, on display at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane until March 4, 2012. For more information on Drawing Life for Kids on Tour: Celebrating Artists and a complete list of venues visit or contact your local venue.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be complacent with dengue mosquitoes QUEENSLAND Health is encouraging North Queenslanders to continue to take normal precautions ahead of the wet season this year, in spite of trial releases of dengueresistant mosquitoes near Cairns earlier in the year. North Queensland Public Health Medical Officer Dr Steven Donohue said people still needed to be vigilant in removing mosquito breeding sites over the coming months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As is typically the case going into the wet season, we are expecting to see dengue mosquitoes breeding around homes and businesses,â&#x20AC;? Dr Donohue said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The trial releases of experimental dengue mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is believed to make them unable to transmit the dengue virus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so far have only occurred in the Yorkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Knob and Gordonvale areas near Cairns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wherever you are, do not assume mosquitoes or wrigglers will be harmless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The dengue-resistant mosquito trials are wonderful science and may work in the future, but we are still in the early

The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the dengue fever virus.

stages of this research, so it is important people do not become complacent in removing breeding sites around homes and businesses.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dengue fever is a viral disease that is spread between people by infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This particular species of mosquito only breeds in water-filled containers around homes and worksites, and bites during the daytime. Common dengue mozzie breeding sites include tyres, buckets, toys and pot plant bases. Residents and business also should also ensure that roof gutters are not blocked and breeding mosquitoes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dengue mosquitoes only breed around homes and in urban areas, and not in swamps or creeks,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dr Donohue said. To help prevent any

outbreaks of dengue fever: â&#x20AC;˘ Once a week, check your yard or property for mosquito breeding. Tip out, flush out, throw away or store dry any containers holding water in which mosquitoes can breed â&#x20AC;˘ Wear appropriate insect repellent to avoid being bitten â&#x20AC;˘ Use indoor surface spray, mozzie zappers and coils around the house to discourage mosquitoes. Dr Donohue said dengue fever caused sudden fever with headaches, which could be severe, muscle and joint pains, a rash and in some cases, vomiting and diarrhoea. He said it was important that people with dengue symptoms were seen by their doctor. For more information about dengue fever go to au/dengue

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Funding boost for Lockhart State School

LOCKHART State School has been awarded more than $7100 in funding as part of the State Government’s Special Building Needs program. The funding will enable the school to replace the rusted sections of chainwire to the front boundary fence and gate. The work will be programmed for completion as soon as possible, with every effort being made to minimise disruption to the day to day running of the school. Qbuild, the State Government’s construction and maintenance division, will manage the project.

Free Napranum bus service extended FOLLOWING the Tuesday, January 10, 2012 meeting the Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council has decided to extend the free bus service between Napranum and Weipa until March 31, 2012. Acting Chief Executive Officer, Amos Njaramba said the community had embraced the service and the extension would be welcomed. The Napranum to Weipa return service runs twice daily and includes dropping community members off at their home with their shopping. The bus service departs from the Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council office at 9am and 2pm and Woolworths shopping centre at 11am and 4pm.

SunSmart grant approved THE Queensland Government is providing $6,212 worth of awards to schools, early childhood centres and community groups, to keep kids in the Cook Shire sun-safe. Presented by the Queensland Government and Cancer Council Queensland, the recipients will use the funds to increase sun protection for children. Weipa Early Childhood Education received a $330.17 SunSmart grant for bucket hats and sunscreen in celebration of National Skin Cancer Action Week.

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Popular Albatross Bay Resort staff member, Hayley (back row right) enjoyed a farewell dinner at the Heritage Resort on Friday night with a group of her Weipa mates. After a 12 month stay in Weipa Hayley is heading off to continue her round-Australia travels.

Stunning photography books to giveaway THE Western Cape Bulletin has three exquisite new landscape photography books from iconic photographer Ken Duncan AOM to giveaway. The hardcover coffe table book Australia, Our Island Paradise features over 110 spectacular full-colour photographs taken across the continent, as well as Ken’s personal travel anecdotes for each location. The photos showcase the natural beauty of the land around us, with Ken’s expansive 5:1 ratio “megapans” gloriously showcased in a series of extra wide gatefold spreads throughout the book. The “Inspirational” book series (Inspirational Hope and Inspirational Love) feature a selection of Ken’s photography alongside inspirational verses. The set of three books is valued at over $75 and the Bulletin has one set to give away to a lucky reader. To be in the running, fill in the coupon on page 11. Winners of the Keep Watch prize packs are Ella Garratt, Jade Wilhelmi and Philemon Agale.

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Western Cape Beat

New Weipa Police officers, Constable Joe Moran and Sergeant Jeff Pershouse with Senior Sergeant Brett Jenkins in the Weipa Police Station this week.

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There are three new faces at the Weipa Police Station. Sergeant Jeff Pershouse has come to Weipa after spending the last four and a half years stationed at Coen. Jeff has 35 years experience with the Queensland Police force and is looking forward to enjoying the social life Weipa has to offer.

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Constable Joe Moran decided he needed a lifestyle change after four years in Mackay and, as he enjoys fishing Weipa seemed like the perfect place. According to his fellow officers, Joe,

an eligible bachelor, will be practising his reversing and casting skills during his stay. Senior Constable Monique DuBriard (not pictured) is the third addition to the Weipa force. M o n i q u e ’s h u s b a n d A d a m McLoughlin is already stationed in Weipa so the couple decided a posting in a remote community, while their son was still young, was in order. “I am really enjoying the lifestyle up here,” Monique said. “It’s a welcome change after eight years in Ipswich.” A second Sergeant will also be added to the Weipa constabulary in early February.

TRIBAL BIBLE By Rev. Michael Connolly

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AS the Lord and his disciples continued their walkabout through Judea, they would have stopped for a rest here and there, and camped in certain places, and no doubt the Lord would have been taking notice of their yarns. It must have troubled him to overhear that his disciples still saw him as the all-conquering Messiah/King who would free the Jews from their oppression at the hands of the Romans. In Mark Ch 10 and verses 32-34 we read of the Lord warning his disciples once again that they are going to witness him being handed over to the Jewish religious leaders. But this time the Lord says that they will condemn him to death and then hand him over to the Gentiles, who will

“make fun of him, spit on him, whip him, and kill him; but three days later he will rise to life.” If they gave it some thought, it would have been around this time that they should have realised that he was going to die by crucifixion. Because the only Gentile authority higher than the Jewish leaders were the Romans, who took special pleasure in punishing troublemakers by crucifying them, after a savage whipping. With regards to the disciples being so stuck on a certain text of Scripture, in this case on Jesus being a Warrior/King as foretold in the Old Testament, (along with other texts showing him as the Suffering Servant/ King etc), I sometimes wonder if I am not like the disciples. However I do pray to

the Lord that I will not stubbornly cling to my own interpretations of a text because it suits me, but be willing to heed the Spirit. And like St Paul’s description of a good Bible student, who, when he was giving encouragement to a young Christian called Timothy, said the following words. “Do your best to win full approval in God’s sight, as a worker who is not ashamed of his work, one who correctly teaches the message of God’s truth.” (2 Timothy Ch 2 v 15). I think these words of encouragement are good for all who love the Lord and study his word, the Bible. The Lord be with you and bless you and yours throughout the year. Rev Michael Connolly



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Bravo Lenny! 12 Long-time Weipa resident, M Lenny McKinley, is humble about his contribution to the local community despite receiving recognition in the form of a Rio Tinto Bravo Award for outstanding community involvement.

Recreational fishers to get bigger bite The State Government is calling for public comment on a plan to amend the

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Weipa Australia Day Awards

Citizen of the Year Daria Kearon and Gillian Taylor, Young Citizen of the Year Ryan Aspinall, Young Sportsperson of the Year Leonardo Kepple, Senior Sportsperson of the Year Sarina Adams, Event of the Year Weipa Fishing Classic.


Swimmer lucky to escape croc

A Napranum father was lucky to be alive

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To ski, or not to ski?

One of the most hotly debated topics raised at Tuesday night’s Rio Tinto community forum was that of motorised craft use on Weipa’s Lake Patricia and Lake McLeod.


DIAC extend Scherger stay

When the idea of an asylum seeker detention centre at the Scherger RAAF base was first floated the Weipa community was reluctant to embrace the plan, however, six



Frustrated ratepayers to get more pressure

After years of inadequate water pressure in several parts of Weipa a light at the end of the tunnel can finally be seen.

High-scoring draw in Senior Titans match Some good passages of play with good teamwork and lots of players attacking for



PDR open for business

Following an extended wet season, which saw over two metres of rain fall over the Weipa area, and levels at the Archer River crossing rise to almost 10 metres, the Peninsula Development Road has finally been re-opened.


Family Day Care crisis

After serving the community for 25



Weipa’s tidiest street announced

The 2011 Weipa Cleanest Street competition has been run and won, with Embley Street, Trunding, taking out first place, closely followed by Wallana Court and Myka Court, Rocky Point.


Bowls Club pioneers laid to rest

The ashes of two of Weipa’s iconic community and Weipa Bowls Club pioneers, Neville “Bomber” and Joyce Brown, were

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marine park zoning plans to make sure mum and dad fishers don’t miss out on bream, whiting and flathead.


Lightning strike causes damage at Weipa airport

Damage caused by a lightning strike at the Weipa airport were quickly repaired and flight disruptions kept to a minimum thanks to the immediate response from Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa electricians.

following an encounter with a crocodile while swimming with his two teenage daughters (who were unharmed in the incident) in Bee-ning Creek on Saturday.


Inaugural Bachelor and Bachelorette of the year crowned

Zack Tierney and Jamiee mcCombe have been declared the 2011 Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette of the year at an awards night and Valentine’s dance held at

months down the track, the announcement to extend the Department of Immigration’s tenure to June 2012 has been welcomed by local business owners.


Croc hunted in Trunding Creek

An afternoon fishing trip at Trunding Creek in Weipa turned into a nightmare experience for Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa worker Todd Bairstow when he was attacked by a two-to-three metre crocodile.

Red, against good Green defence, resulted in an eight-all draw in the Senior Titans soccer match on Saturday.


Scherger increases present serious threat to tourism

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch claims the recent surge in numbers of detainees being housed at the Weipa RAAF Scherger Base is causing very serious issues for the local tourism industry.

years the Weipa Family Day Care Scheme is battling to remain viable after failing to find a co-ordinator for the scheme.


Apo Thapich, thom nje’ enam Thapich farewelled

Over 1500 people gathered on Thursday morning at St Barnabas Church, Napranum, to pay tribute to the life of senior primary elder of the Thanikwith people, Dr Gloria (Thapich) Fletcher AO.

laid to rest in a garden beside the Nev Brown Green on Sunday morning.


Classic weekend, classic fishing

With 1500 open competitors, and a further 49 junior competitors, the Weipa Fishing Classic held over the Queen’s Birthday weekend was a huge success.


Lockhart dancers win Laura shield

Lockhart River won the Dance Up and


Weipa accommodation issues to be addresssed

A delegation from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and the Council for Immigration Services and Status Relocation (CISSR) last week met with community representatives, and one of the biggest issues raised was the accommodation situation in Weipa.

the Carpentaria Golf club on Saturday night. The Mr and Miss Popularity awards were collected by Mitchell Brown and Hayley Eyles, based on votes sent by the public by text message.


Swimmers start the season well

A great start to the 2011 Weipa Swimming Club season was achieved by Sefani Gwynne-Hinschen, Sabrina Koina and Renee Ball, with three PBs out of three swims.


Ethan achieves personal best

Western Cape College student, Ethan Kruckow, became the first-ever Weipa resident to compete in the triathlon event at the State Secondary School Championships in Brisbane on February 22.


Fears for Mapoon dugong population

Mapoon elders and residents are concerned about the recent spate of dugong hunting by hunters not from the town.


Housing project to change the face of Napranum

Planning has begun for a $5.8 million water, sewerage and housing project that will change the face of Napranum.


Funding for WCCA shelter approved

After many years of lobbying and submissions Weipa Community Care Association has been provided with a three-

Qantaslink adds more flights At a Weipa air users group consultative meeting held on May 16, Qantaslink announced two additional services will be available between Cairns and Weipa from June 2011.


BMX season starts off with a bang

The start of the season for Weipa BMX went off with a bang...and it wasn’t just the brand-new starting gate, with a fantastic turn out of riders ready to run the gauntlet.

Traditional shield at the annual Laura Dance Festival during a three-day extravaganza of Indigenous culture.


Champers for new campers

It’s the end of one era and the beginning of another, as the new owners of the Weipa Camp Ground, Cameron and Doreen Quartermaine from Watson River Station, signed on the dotted line on Tuesday morning and the sale of the popular site was concluded.

year funding agreement from the State Government to assist in the operational costs of running their Family and Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter.




Local disaster hero recognised

Local Controller of the Weipa SES, Trevor Snodgrass, was among more than 100 individuals nominated for a Queensland Disaster Heroes award for his volunteer work in the Cassowary Coast region in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi.


Kev Pereira claims A grade title

last Thursday, August 4, with the signing of the WCC Weipa Community Partnership Agreement.

training hub in Cairns to service its Weipa bauxite mine expansion project South of the Embley.

Cape York “health hero”

Weipa Partnership Agreement signed


Rob heads for Weipa

Well-known Australian marathon runner, and two-times Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Robert de Castella, will be in Weipa this weekend to lend a hand at the Community to Community fun run.

The Cape Cluster rugby league competition came to it’s conclusion last Saturday in Weipa when the Kowanyama Wallabies won


Fiery end to track work

An investigation is underway following the destruction by fire of a truck used to grind rail tracks on the Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa Andoom to Lorim Point line last Wednesday.


Staff shortages affect Weipa businesses

Accommodation shortages and the lure of high-paying mining jobs with Rio Tinto


Free disposal service announced

Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa has announced it will cover the costs of degassing refrigerators and airconditioners at the Evans Landing landfill.


Community plan defines Napranum

Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council has engaged a consultant to assist with the formation of a 10-year plan the community can be proud of.


Two Napranum boxers, Hone Huni and Zieaane Bandicootcha, have become Golden Glove title holders following championships held in Cairns last month.

Weipa Bowls Club have a new men’s A grade champion following Kev Pereira’s hard-fought win against Kev Martin.

Kowanyama claim Cape Cluster title

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It’s been a long time coming, but the Weipa skate facility was finally officially opened last Thursday by Member for Cook, Jason O’Brien.

Up to fifty extra local children will soon be accommodated at Cape Kids Childcare Centre after construction commenced on

A significant milestone in the history of the Western Cape College and the wider Weipa community was celebrated

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Napranum girls hold Golden Gloves titles

Weipa skatepark officially opened

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No water for 27 hours

The Napranum community was without water for around 27 hours last week, prompting calls from community members to investigate how such a disaster could have happened.

Club records set at last swim meet for 2011 Two new club records were set whenWeipa Lightening Swimming club held their last club night for the year on December 2.


Cape Kids expansion commences

Croc Stage opened

Around 30 invited guests attendedd th the official Croc Stage opening in the grounds of the Western Cape College Weipa Campus on Thursday afternoon.


Country comes to town

Rio Tinto Alcan last week announced it is looking to base a recruitment and

Last weekend Weipa came alive when “country came to town” for the Weipa Bullride and Rodeo Cabaret. Cowboy boots, Akubra hats and western shirts were the flavour of the weekend, which kicked off with Friday night’s cabaret at the Golf Club, followed by kid’s rodeo school on Saturday morning and the highly successful bullride in the evening.

a hard-fought battle over the Coen Colts to become the 2011 premiers.

with 111 hunters in 41 teams bringing home the bacon in the form of 251 pigs.


Local boxers in prestigious tournament


Cairns to host Weipa jobs hub

White Balloon Day

“Play your part to keep children safe” was the theme for the Napranum Preschool’s annual White Balloon Day event held as part of National Child Protection Week.


Napranum boxers performed well against the best in the state at the Sunstate Queensland Amateur League Titles in Townsville last weekend.

Weipa Pig Hunt goes the whole hog

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Around 500 people enjoyed the highlysuccessful 2011 Weipa Pig Hunt weekend,

operations to offer fixed wing charter flights throughout the whole of Cape York.

Alcan Weipa are wreaking havoc with the staffing of local Weipa businesses.

as the community donned pink wigs, tutus and hula skirts to support breast cancer awareness.

Weipa Oztag look to 2012 State titles Weipa Oztag has begun fundraising so more teams from Weipa will be able to compete in the 2012 Oztag State Titles to be held in March.


In the pink for charity

Weipa was awash with pink last week


Weipa Challenge fits the bill

The inaugural Weipa Billfish Challenge was held over the weekend of November 12 and 13 and was a resounding success, rivaling tournaments held in Cairns and Townsville.

Bianca conquers New York Marathon Weipa marathon runner and member of Rob de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Project, Bianca Graham, has faced one


Mission River Bridge rescue

A young male cat came close to using up one of his nine lives on the weekend, when he found himself trapped on the base of a Mission River Bridge pylon.

Vouchers bring joy to Napranum community Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council is again spreading Christmas joy to Napranum residents, donating $50 meat vouchers to all community members.


Bitumen road to Weipa by 2020?

The prospect of a bitumen road to Weipa being completed within the next 10 years is becoming a reality, according to Cape York Sustainable Futures chief executive officer Trish Butler, who believes an announcement regarding the sealing of the Peninsula Development Road is “imminent”.

of the biggest challenges of her life after succesfully completing the 42.2 kilometre New York City Marathon.

enough” of children throwing rocks at his vehicles following a major incident this week.

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Weipa SES Group has been named “runner-up” in the 2011 NRMA Insurance Storm Heroes Team Awards for its cyclone preparation and response.


Taxi targeted

Proprietor of the Weipa Taxi Service, Mick Fleming, has had “just about

to wet 21 Changes season PDR permits From December 14, 2011, local residents of Cape York Peninsula will be able to apply for a wet season road-use permit from the Department of Transport and Main roads.

Bowhunters enjoy President’s shoot Cape York Bowhunters rounded out the 2011 season with a President’s Shoot, attended by 16 archers.

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SNAPSHOTS SNAPSH HOTS @ Tippo's farewell Tippo and Carrina are heading off to Groote Eylandt later this month to live and work.

TThe ‘OLD BLOKES RULE’ club are losing a founding member in Tippo although he will always be old.

KKen, Aimee and Dan enjoyed some drinks and laughs at Sunday’s farewell drinks.

Maree, Anne, Georgie and Bianca were at the Bowls Club on Sunday afternoon for Tippo and Carrina’s farewell get-together.

Four mates who wouldn’t miss last drinks with Tippo and Carrina were Eric, China, Dan and Bill.

Rhino and Troy kicking back on Sunday afternoon at Tippo and Carrina’s farwell drinks.

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Janine, Aaron and Vicki enjoyed the afternoon at the Weipa Bowls Club.

SNAPSHOTS @ The Weipa Border Collie Shoot

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The Border Collies of Weipa December 2011. Photos by: Fiona Langsdorf.

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Sophie having a great time.

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Red Hatters (over and under 50’s by a tad or two or maybe a few). Happy New Year luncheon bring a friend and spread the good cheer! Venue The Alby @ 12.15pm RSVP Jan 9 - Lady Scullery 4069 9473 Interested in becoming a Red Hatter phone Queenie 4069 9866. Australia Day

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Steve and Pat settling in for dinner before the party begins.

The Lemaire family celebrated New Years Eve at the Bowls Club. Photos by: Anne Siegmeier.

Thursday 26

Red Hatters (over and under 50’s by a tad or two or maybe a few). Australia Day walk. Interested in becoming a Red Hatter phone Queenie 4069 9866. FEBRUAURY

Pam and Trevor styepped out to the Bowls club for New Years Eve.

Tippo and Carrina at their last NYE in Weipa.

Thursday 2

Weipa Junior Soccer Club Inc. AGM 7.30pm at the Resource Centre, Western Cape College

Saturday 18

Red Hatters (over and under 50’s by a tad or two or maybe a few). Recipe swap morning tea. Interested in becoming a Red Hatter phone Queenie 4069 9866.

Saturday 25

Weipa Junior Soccer Club Inc Sign-on 3pm - 5pm at the P&C shed, Western Cape College. Free sausage sizzle. Contact Blue Barnes 4069 9172

Anne checking the ear stretch of Ziggy.

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A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

House of the week WONDERFUL FAMILY HOME 4 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR $465,000 neg


Nestled in quiet nook of Weipa, this four bedroom lowset home has everything for the Weipa lifestyle. 988m2 block with fully fenced backyard has ample of room for vehicles, boats and that perfect shed. Landscaped street frontage is private and leafy with established gardens! A beautifully presented A/C interior with kitchen, lounge, dining area, built in wardrobes, large patio outback perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Phone Geoff Bryant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0408 772 592

Taking full advantage of the 960sqm block this property is blessed with the privacy of a new 6ft timber fence encompassing the whole yard. Built to entertain this home boasts 3 bedrooms and a fully enclosed entertainment extension complete with a theatre room, split system air conditioning a very tasteful and tasty bar. She is the entertainers delight.

This property is definitely worth a look $495,000 negotiable Want your property sold or managed contact the team at Western Cape Real Estate A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

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This three bed home has all the extra space needed to park your Weipa toys, situated on a large 1550m2 & is located only 100 metres from schools & close to pool & boat ramp. Lounge, dining, large kitchen & internal laundry. A large entertainment area at back makes it perfect for family living.

$285,000 neg. $485,000


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$469,000 neg.







3 bedroom lowset home located close to schools, pool & boat ramp. A/C, 1,017m2, fully fenced backyard with established mature gardens and a rear entertaining area.

$725,000 neg.



$580,000 neg.







Modern 4 bedroom home. Well appointed kitchen, spacious lounge and separate dining area. A/C. 1100m2 with double carport and a fully fenced yard. Leased to Corporation until January 2015 at $810 per week.

$490,000 neg.



Two modern duplex are on offer for sale on the one title. One duplex features 2 bed 2 bath while the other side offers 3 bed 2 bath. Both consist of lounge/dining area, modern kitchen, large decking, shed & fully fenced yard. Approx. $4,225 per month rent! Leased until 20/12/2012

Highset 3 bed well maintained home. Upgraded kitchen, living/ dining area, A/C, wide timber veranda outback, fenced backyard & a fenced above ground pool.

$975,000 neg.


Formal lounge, large kitchen, dining, living/family areas, entertaining area, double lock up garage & fenced yard. Situated in the Golf Links Estate with the house backing onto the 9th green of the golf course.

Includes everything needed for Car & boat wash business plus residence, for care taker or to rent. Self contained 1 bed dwelling with kitchen, lounge, living, A/C, bathroom & laundry plus many more extras.

The Anchorage is situated in a quiet, bush setting. comfortable A/C donga-style or 1 or 2 bedroom self-contained cottages. Two fully equipped kitchens, inground pool, secure parking, 2 TV lounges, licensed bar, pool table, coin laundry, land size 6718m2.

$920,000 neg.

$650,000 neg.

$535,000 neg.

3 Taxi licences, 4 vehicles transferred unencumbered, ofďŹ ce content, hoist, tyre changing machine, wheel balancer, bearing press, air compressor and workshop tools.

Light industrial property on 1698m2, comprises of workshop, ofďŹ ce and caretaker unit.

Contemporary 3 bedroom home. Split system A/C. Fenced backyard with side access & shed. Undercover patio & double carport. Great Investment currently tenanted to corporation at $713PW until 2015.

$650,000 neg.



Well presented complex of 5 units on 2704m . 4 x 2 bed & 1 x 1 bed, A/C, ceiling fans & freshly painted, Shared access to backyard & clothesline. A solid investment & currently returning $92,031 pa 2


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6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 10:00 Style by Jury 10:30 Dr Oz 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Johnny Kapahala: Back On Board” (G) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Highway Patrol: NZ - A young man smokes up more than his tyres in Oamaru and a driver ends up in the dog box in Omarama. 7:30 Happy Endings: “Your Couples Friend & Neighbour” Jane insists that she and Brad befriend a sophisticated couple, Dianne and Carl, but Brad resists the idea. Max and Dave can’t figure out why food and other things are disappearing from their apartment. 8:00 How I Met Your Mother 8:30 TBA 10:30 Outsourced: “Rajiv Ties The Baraat” 11:30 30 Rock: “Let’s Stay Together” 12:00 Auction Squad 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 Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Inspector Rex: The Hit List 2:30 The Squiz 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Dakar Rally 2012 Highlights Stage 10 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Zumbo: The Golden Macaron 8:00 One Man and His Campervan: Yorkshire - Martin Dorey, campervan lover and passionate foodie, journeys around Britain in his 1970s classic campervan on the ultimate escapist adventure. 8:30 The Family: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? 9:35 24 Hours In Emergency 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 Sex: An Unnatural History: Revolution 11:30 Erotic Tales: Hotel Paradise - A beautiful woman wakes up with a hangover in the bridal suite of a luxury hotel, handcuffed to a naked man. 12:05 Kill Arman: Okinawa/Karate 12:35 The Fixer 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Football: W-League 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Time Team 11:00 Chopper Rescue 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Schools Spectacular 2011 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Drum 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: Susan For A Bruisn’: Susan has a school reunion, but after a number of knockbacks she is not feeling at her most confident. Can Ben’s Cavitoxing help her feel her old self again? 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Glitch: An outspoken scientific genius and inventor stirs up resentment at the local university with murderous consequences. 10:05 The Graham Norton Show: Graham Norton presents his unique celebrity chat show focusing on the people, trends, stories and pop culture that interest him most, featuring trademark Norton comedy monologues and celebrity chat. 10:55 ABC News: Late Edition 11:05 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight: Adam is joined by comedian Dave Hughes, environmental activist and captain of the Sea Shepherd Paul Watson, and actress Claudia Karvan. Music is provided by Paris Wells and The Bedroom Philosopher. 12:05 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 1:00 Yamba’s Playtime 10:30 Kitchen Whiz 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 Third Test - Australia v India 2:30 The Cricket Show 3:00 Third Test - Australia Vs India 5:00 National News 5:30 Third Test - Australia Vs India 7:30 Getaway 8:00 Hot Property: Sometimes making the decision to sell a much loved family home can be tough. Join Michael Caton on the ride through the highs and lows as properties go under the hammer in this brand new series of Hot Property. 8:30 Movie: “U.S. Marshals” (M v,l) - U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his street-smart deputies pursue a fugitive who is accused of two New York assassinations. 11:15 Movie: “Deer Hunter” (AV v,a,l) - A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and find it to be hellish chaos – nothing like the noble venture they imagined – and return as changed men. 2:40 Spyforce: “Double Agent” (PG) - A German submarine is being supplied from a farmhouse on a remote part of the Australian coastline. The Spyforce team trap an enemy Agent and under the threat of a firing squad, force the Agent to broadcast false information to the submarine. 3:35 Danoz Direct / 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 10:00 Style By Jury 10:30 Dr Oz 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)” (PG) 2:00 Sea Princess 2:30 Sally Wollywood - Super Detective 3:00 Zeke’s Pad 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Spit It Out 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Wallander: “The Fifth Woman” (M) 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens Summer 8:30 TBA 10:30 Movie: “Red Dragon” (AV v,a) - Ex-FBI agent Will Graham is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in a mysterious case. 1:00 Movie: “Asunder (1998)” (M v,s,l) - When a freak accident destroys everything in one man’s life, the troubled marriage of his best friends threatens to be invaded. 3:05 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Inspector Rex: The Horrible Truth 2:30 The Squiz 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Dakar Rally 2012 Highlights: Stage 11 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Galway To Baltimore 8:30 Empire Of The Seas: Heart Of Oak 9:30 Chronicle Of The Third Reich: 1936 - 1939 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:05 Movie: “Novo” (MA s,n,a) - In French. Graham has total memory loss after an accident. He takes on lovers, but can never remember them and must resort to writing notes on everything. Then one day he recognises his son. A lusty homage to the film Memento. 12:50 Movie: “Head Under Water” (MA v,s) - In German. Echoing German black comedies of the nineties, this twisted crime thriller follows the investigation into the murder of a local high school bully and the subsequent dramatic and violent events that follow it. 2:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Goes Retro! 11:00 Dan Cruickshank’s Adventures In Architecture: Paradise 12:00 My Family: Susan For A Bruisin’ 12:30 Unlikely Travellers: Preparation 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: Bendigo Vs Dandenong 3:00 Football: W-League: Brisbane Roar Vs Sydney FC 5:00 Clever Monkeys 5:50 Minuscule: Goofing Off 6:00 The Great Rift: Africa’s Wild Heart: Water 6:50 Inside The Great Rift: Water - Cameraman Gavin Newman has spent several years developing a remote underwater camera. He is about to send it on a descent into the cracks in the floor of the Southern Red Sea. 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Hogfather: Death’s granddaughter, Susan, continues her search to find out what happened to the Hogfather and stumbles upon trouble at the Tooth Fairy’s castle. 9:10 Single-Handed: The Stolen Child: A child has gone missing and the mother blames his absent father when she sees his car driving away. She tells Sgt. Jack Driscoll that he had previously threatened to take the boy. 10:45 The Jonathan Ross Show: Jonathan Ross presents an entertaining show featuring comedy, celebrity chat and the latest music. 11:30 Rage Goes Retro!

6:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 8:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Danoz Direct 12:00 Third Test - Australia v India 2:30 Magic Millions Special Presentation 3:00 Third Test - Australia Vs New Zealand 5:00 National News Saturday 5:30 Third Test - Australia Vs India 7:30 Movie: “Arthur And The Invisibles” (PG v,a) 8:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Kill Me If You Can - The CSIs are called to three different crime scenes in one night that are seemingly unrelated, but each case’s forensic evidence reveals a common link. 9:30 Movie: “Beautiful Kate” (MA s) - Ned Kendall returns to his family home to say goodbye to his dying father, only to have long-buried secrets from the family’s past awakened by memories of his beautiful sister. 11:35 Movie: “Cross Of Iron” (AV v) - A contest of wills develops between the courageous Steiner and his new commander, Capt. Stransky, a pompous aristocrat. Stransky has his sights set on earning the Iron Cross but he’s a poltroon at heart, which soon leads him to take desperate measures. 1:40 That’ll Be The Day 3:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Danoz Direct 5:30 Wesley Impact Summer Series

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 Children’s Programs 1:00 Movie: “Mercules (1997)” (G) 3:00 Movie: “Saved! (2004)” (PG l,s,a) 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 6:30 No Leave No Life - This week, Rosso surprises DOCS case woker Emma Shahin whose last holiday was her honeymoon in 2008. Emma’s husband Andre wants her to take a break from her emotionally exhausting job so Rosso takes them on a food and wine adventure through Victoria’s Yarra and King Valley regions. Features special guest foodie, Paul Mercurio. 7:00 Movie: “Eight Below” (PG a) - Inspired by a true story, follow the incredible friendship between eight amazing sled dogs and their guide, Jerry Shepard. Stranded in Antarctica during the most unforgiving winter on the planet, Jerry’s beloved dogs must learn to survive together until Jerry returns for them. 9:30 Movie: “Duplicity” (PG s,l) 12:10 Movie: “Roll Bounce” (PG) - 1970s roller-skate jams fuel this coming -of-age comedy, as X and his friends, who rule their local rink, are shocked when their home base goes out of business. 2:20 Style By Jury 2:50 Auction Squad 4:00 Home Shopping

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Who Is Harry Nilsson and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him? 2:20 Lin Hwai-Min and the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 3:20 Looking For Truffaut 3:50 The Chopin Etudes 3:55 The Beauty Of Books 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Dakar Rally 2012 Highlights: Stage 12 6:00 Oz And James Drink To Britain 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Skywheel - An examination of the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world’s largest observation wheel - the Singapore Flyer - to be built. 8:35 RocKwiz 9:30 Movie: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (M a) - In English And Spanish. Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamoured with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. 11:15 Movie: “Empire Of The Wolves” (MAV v) - In French and Turkish. Jean Reno stars in this fast paced action thriller in the vein of The Bourne Identity. Two police officers scour the underworld of Paris to investigate a series of brutal murders. The case leads them to a mysterious Turkish far-right group called the Grey Wolves. 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (PG) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 ABC News 24 Mornings 9:30 The World This Week 10:00 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:40 Christianity: A History: Dark Continents 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Senior School Choir Of The Year 12:00 Britain From Above: Man Made Britain 1:00 7.30 Select 1:30 Message Stick: Yarning Up 3 2:00 The Story Of India: Freedom 3:00 Soundtrack For A Revolution 4:20 Cutting It At The Fringe 5:05 The South Bank SHow: Disney/Pixar 6:00 Last Chance To See: Northern White Rhino 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Grand Designs 8:30 Balibo 10:20 Shifting Shelter 4: Acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Sen follows the lives of four young Aboriginal people in rural NSW. 11:15 Eye On The Storm: Vanessa O’Hanlon looks back at the extreme weather of 2011. 11:45 Movie: “Pink Panther” (PG) - Meet Inspector Jacques Clouseau - the bumbling French detective whose career is one gigantic banana peel! 1:40 Grand Designs 2:30 Star Stories: Heather Mills Presents Milld And McCartney: Why Paul Is A Total Bastard - Heather Mills and Paul McCartney are given the ‘Star Stories’ treatment. 2:55 Rage

6:00 Weekend Today 9:00 Surfsport 10:00 Australian Fishing Championships 10:30 Discover Downunder - Summer Series 11:00 Danoz Direct 12:00 Third Test - Australia Vs India 2:30 The Cricket Show 3:00 Third Test - Australia Vs India 5:00 National News Sunday 5:30 Third Test - Australia Vs India 7:30 David Attenborough’s Madagascar: Lost Worlds 8:30 The Mentalist: Throwing Fire - Lisbon and the team investigate the murder of an ex-pro baseball player who’s started his own baseball talent scouting and training facility for young up-and-coming baseball talent. 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Brain Doe - The CSI crew is stumped when they discover a disembodied brain at a crime scene where all the other brains are accounted for. 10:30 2011 Santos Tour Down Under - Highlights 12:00 Flashpoint: Aisle 13 - When a young man learns his best friend’s family is having financial problems, he decides to rob a local food store to get some money. 1:00 Memphis Beat 2:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 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 Phineas and Ferb 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 10:30 Under The Hammer 11:00 Children’s Programs 1:00 That ‘70s Show 1:30 Movie: “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)” (G) 3:30 Movie: “Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)” (G) 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Special: Classified: Marine One 7:30 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 8:00 Coast Watch 8:30 Bones: “The Witch In The Wardrobe” 9:30 Castle: “Murder Most Fowl / Close Encounters Of The Murderous” - While investigating the murder of a NYC subway worker found shot to death in Central Park, Castle and Beckett unexpectedly uncover the shocking and violent abduction of a young boy. 11:30 Royal Pains: “Listen To The Music” 12:30 Love Bites: “Modern Plagues” 1:30 The Real Seachange 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 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Ethnic Business Awards 2011 5:00 Cycling Central 5:30 Dakar Rally 2012 Highlights: Stage 13 6:00 Thalassa: The Musicians Of Cape Verde 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Ancestors - A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain with historian Neil Oliver 8:30 Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta 9:30 Movie: “Venus” (MA l) - Septuagenarian Maurice, a once wellknown actor with a reputation as a ladies’ man, cannot resist a final flirtation with his friend’s pretty teenage grandniece in this beautiful and utterly compelling film about love, friendship and mortality. 11:15 Movie: “Parineeta” (PG) - In Hindi. Set in Calcutta in 1962. Shekhar, the son of a wealthy businessman, is due to marry Gayatri, the daughter of an industrialist. But he is in love with Lolita, his childhood sweetheart who lives next door. Meanwhile, Girish, a steel tycoon from London also becomes smitten with Lolita. 1:35 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The Chaser’s War On Everything 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 State to State Summer 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Time Team 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:25 The Dreaming 1:35 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Drum 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Nelson Grange 8:30 Harry’s Arctic Heroes 9:25 TBA 10:25 ABC News: Late Edition 10:35 Silent Witness: Judgement: Part 1 11:30 Place of Execution 12:20 Darling Buds Of May: Cast Not Your Pearls Before Swine: Part 1 - Pop has the ‘perfick’ birthday surprise for Ma, and Primrose goes in search of her latest love, Roger McGarry. 1:15 Harry’s Arctic Heroes: Prince Harry joins four British soldiers wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan on an ambitious 260 km charity trek to the North Pole. In this opening episode Prince Harry joins his fellow servicemen in training. 2:10 Hungry Beast 2:40 Rage

6:00 Weekend Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Yamba’s Playtime 10:30 Kitchen Whiz 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 Third Test Australia Vs India 2:30 The Cricket Show 3:00 Third Test - Australia Vs India 5:00 National News 5:30 Third Test - Australia Vs India 7:30 Getaway 8:00 Spirit Of The Horse 8:30 The Mentalist: Rose Coloured Glasses - Rigsby goes undercover as an alumnus at a fifteenth high school reunion when Patrick Jane and the team investigate a double homicide that may be linked to an old prank. 9:30 Harry’s Law: American Girl - It’s Harry vs. Langford, Ohio, when, while on a vacation, they impound her car for violating their “Buy American” law; and Adam represents a Chinese family whose daughter was taken from them because of China’s one-child policy. 10:30 BIG 11:30 The Unusuals 12:30 The Avengers 1:30 Entertainment Tonight 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 Children’s Programs 10:00 2012 Australian Open 5:00 2012 Australian Open 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 2012 Australian Open: “2012 Australian Open - Night 1” Coverage continues of the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific where viewers can expect the biggest names in tennis, the hottest action in years and a comprehensive coverage of the event. 11:30 That ‘70s Show: “The Drive-In” - Kelso tells Eric that ‘The Omen’ is playing at the drive-in and that he should take Donna. Eric hesitates but soon realises that he could be in ‘make-out city’. Meanwhile, Kitty takes a quiz in Cosmo and learns that there is no spontaneity in her relationship with Red. 12:00 Auction Squad 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement: John and Tracey have thrown in their jobs to start a Bed and Breakfast down the coast, but their sea change needs help... and fast! 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Inspector Rex: Boxing Robots 2:30 ADbc 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 Dakar Rally 2012 Highlights: Stage 14 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Mythbusters: Wrecking Ball Baloney - Inspired by a viral video, Adam and Jamie test whether it is possible to construct a working Newton’s cradle (a device in which five metal balls are suspended from a frame) using large wrecking balls. 8:35 Freddi Flintoff versus the World: Texas 9:30 Wilfred: Dog Of A Town (Part 2) 10:00 South Park: Ass Burgers 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:05 The World Game 12:05 SOS: Na Wewe 1:05 Movie: “Vares: Private Eye” (MAV s,l,v) - In Finnish. Harddrinking private investigator Vares becomes romantically and then professionally involved with a beautiful but troubled blonde. A fast-paced gangster film that boasts a cast of shady characters who plot and double-cross their way across the country. A box-office hit in its Finnish homeland. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The Chaser’s War On Everything 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Best Of Gardening Australia 5:30 State to State Summer 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Time Team 11:00 Bettlefield Mysteries 11:45 Picture Perfect Homes 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Seven Ages Of Britain 1:30 Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Drum 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Nigella Kitchen: Kitchen Comforts 8:30 Nature’s Miracle Babies: Spix, Sifaka, Numbat, Wallaby 9:25 Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School For Boys 10:25 ABC News: Late Edition 10:35 Spooks 11:30 Colours By Numbers: The Sodukumentary 12:20 Monarch Of The Glen: Crockery flies at Glenbogle when Lexie comes face to face with her wayward mother for the first time in four years. 1:10 Nature’s Miracle Babies: Spix, Sifaka, Numbat, Wallaby 2:05 Island Life: Torres Strait Islands - Looks at the battle to stop exotic diseases using the Torres Strait Islands as stepping stones to Australia, as the annual monsoon brings millions of insects to them. 3:00 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Yamba’s Playtime 10:30 Kitchen Whiz 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 Third Test - Australia Vs India 2:30 The Cricket Show 3:00 Third Test - Australia Vs India 5:00 National News 5:30 Third Test - Australia Vs India 7:30 Getaway 8:00 Morning Of The Earth 8:30 Two And A Half Men: “Thanks For The Intercourse” (M s) - Walden redecorates, and the change unsettles Alan as it prompts him to think of losing Charlie. 9:00 Mike And Molly: “Mike In The House” - When Mike moves in with Molly and her family, he has to adjust from life in his bachelor pad to a house full of women. 9:30 Person Of Interest: Mission Creep (M s) - Reese joins a gang of thieves to infiltrate a crime ring. 10:30 Nothing Trivial: All The News That’s Fit To Print” Is The Motto Of Which Newspaper? *Series Final* 11:30 2011 Santos Tour Down Under - Highlights 12:30 The Unusuals 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 Children’s Programs 10:00 2012 Australian Open 5:00 2012 Australian Open 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 2012 Australian Open: “2012 Australian Open - Night 2” 11:30 That ‘70s Show: “Red Sees Red” - Kitty thinks Red is having a little too much fun playing warden, and she’s determined to get her happy home back. 12:00 Auction Squad: The team hit Queensland’s Gold Coast with some great ideas to save a badly-planned family home with an ugly pool area. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today: International news and weather including interviews with newsmakers in the world of politics, business, media, entertainment and sport. 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News: Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta present the latest news, sport and weather from around Australia and overseas.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Into The Deep: America, Whaling And The World 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Oceans Apart 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 Pleasure And Pain 9:30 Cutting Edge: Terror Island 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Stella” (M a,s,l) - In French & Italian. Paris, 1977. Sassy and streetwise 11-year-old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents’ bar. 12:55 Mad Men: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Ladies Room” (M a,l) -New York City, 1960 - while Don Draper, creative director for the Sterling Cooper ad agency, struggles to control his problematic love life, he tries to keep the agency from losing a big tobacco account. / Betty consults with a specialist about her health issues; Don is pressured to help with Nixon’s presidential campaign; and Peggy pines for the absent Pete while fending off the advances of several co-workers. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The Chaser’s War On Everything 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 State to State Summer 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Time Team 11:00 Ideal World 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Mapping The World 1:30 The Trophy Room 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Drum 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Outnumbered 8:30 QI: Future 9:00 The Thick Of It 9:35 Absolutely Fabulous: Schmoozin’ 10:05 The Trip: TheAngel At Hetton 10:35 ABC News: Late Edition 10:45 Raw Comedy 2011 11:45 CELEBRITY: Dominick Dunne 1:10 The Cars That Ate China 2:05 Absolutely Fabulous: Schmoozin’ 2:35 The Trip: The Angel At Hetton - The final stop on the ‘hanging out and eating together’ jaunt of comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon sees drama enter the comedic script. 3:05 Rage

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6:00 Sunrise 9:00 Children’s Programs 10:00 2012 Australian Open 5:00 2012 Australian Open 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 2012 Australian Open: “2012 Australian Open - Night 3” 11:30 That ‘70s Show: “Hyde’s Father” - Hyde’s world is turned upside down when he finds that his father, who left over eight years ago, is bartending at a local dive. Donna’s annoyed when she finds a stack of girly magazines under Eric’s bed. 12:00 Auction Squad: How to add an extra room - for $700, plus your chance to share in $100,000 in home appliances. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement: Don’t miss the biggest cash-back ever, as the team creates a little magic for a big-hearted Aussie Mum. 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News: Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta present the latest news, sport and weather from around Australia and overseas.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Jump! 2:40 Spaceflies 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: White Diamonds Of Harbin 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Luke Gamble’s Vet Adventures: Grenada 8:30 From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means: Papua New Guinea 9:30 The Chinese Are Coming 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Coffee and Cigarettes” (M) - A comic series of short vignettes built on one another to create a cumulative effect, as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the 1920s, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide - all the while sitting around sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes. 12:50 Movie: “Towards Zero” (M s,n,v) - In French. Adapted from an Agatha Christie novel. Guillaume, his ex-wife Aude, and his current wife Caroline head to his Aunt Camilla’s rambling country home in Brittany and right into an explosive mix of murder, twists, and turns. When Camilla is found dead in her bed, Inspector Bataille is left to determine what happened. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Basketball: WNBL 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 My Family 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Drum 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Jimmy’s Food Factory: Roast Dinner 8:30 The People’s Supermarket 9:25 Greatest Cities Of The World With Griff Jones: Sydney 10:15 ABC News: Late Edition 10:25 Stephen Fry In America: Deep South 11:25 Live From Abbey Road: A Tribute To The Beatles “Abbey Road” Album - In tribute to the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ famous album, Abbey Road, we pay homage to the legendary four by featuring exclusive recordings of tracks from the album by current stars. 12:15 Hungry Beast 12:45 The Clinic 1:35 The People’s Supermarket 2:25 When The Natives Get Restless 2:55 Rage









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Your Lucky


ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Try to avoid petty disagreements causing friction between different members of the family. It might be better if some areas of discussion were avoided altogether for a while. Romance. If you are looking to meet someone new then this week will be one of the best times to open up any opportunities that come your way.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) This will be a very successful week, so long as you avoid people who try to waste your time. You may have to be quite firm at times! Romance. Everything points to you having a strong sense of purpose this week. This should not be only restricted to your work or professional life and a confident approach should not be avoided.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


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1..... Wine storage (6) 4..... Slacken, cease (3, 2) 6..... To cut grass (3) 4..... Cherish (4) 10... TV cooking contest (6, 4) 12... Ridiculous (6) 13... Opinion (6) 14... Place where you were born (5, 5) 16... Indonesia’s largest island (4) 17... How many Olympic medals did Cathy Freeman win? (3) 18... Saying: The pen is mightier than the ----- (5)


You will have the travel bug this week, with good reason, so be sure to arrange a trip away early on. You will be then fully revitalised for the upcoming weeks. Romance. A person whom you admire will give you a few words of encouragement today. You will instantly be feeling in a more positive mood.


CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

1..... Joker (8) 2..... Rule (3) 3..... Connected by kinship (7) 4..... Vital organ (5) 5..... Evidence (5) 9..... Month (7) 9..... Cup used in church (7) 11 ... Spin-off, by product (3, 5) 13... Weight in bottom of boat to keep it stable (7) 14... Metal alloy in copper and zinc (5) 15... Stash (5) 17... Drink (3)

A new project should get off to an excellent start. Be sure to focus your energies on this early on, otherwise you may have to modify your original plans to take recent events into account. Romance. This would be an excellent time for a romantic evening. You will be in the best of moods, and will enjoy being made a fuss of.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You may need to sort out a problem which has arisen amongst your friends. Whatever you do, you are likely to upset one side or the other! Romance. A strong aspect to Uranus will bring spontaneity in travel and romance so stick your neck out and combine the two. You will not be disappointed!

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) This will be a great time to brainstorm for creative ideas. You will feel productive but you may have to push others to get through what you want. Romance. Your partner will be very responsive if you give out the right signals. Don’t worry if they seem shy about letting you know how they feel.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You know that you are taking the right course of action. A show of support from your friends will cheer you up and give you the confidence to continue. Romance. You may be feeling especially wild at the moment. Hold back before you make an unfortunate mistake!


SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A favourable aspect to Neptune will help you to use your intuition in a situation in which you will definitely need it. The most logical solution may not be the best one to take. Romance. Neptune could also make you a little unrealistic at times. Don’t do anything rash until you have had a chance to discuss it with friends.

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Don’t be too shy about expressing your feelings to the people who matter to you. If your friends don’t know what is important to you they won’t be able to help you. Romance. A chance remark may have more significance than it seems at the time. Remember what this person says – you will see the full meaning of it later in the week.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Someone whom you have not seen for a little while will soon be coming back into your life. A meeting around the middle of the week will give you a chance to catch up with what this friend has been up to. Romance. A difficult aspect to Pluto may cause a deep-seated emotional problem to come to the surface. Deal with it as comprehensively as you can before the situation escalates.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny


A difficult decision could create stress for a while this week. So long as you ignore other people’s advice, you are unlikely to go very far wrong. Romance. Be careful not to let an emotional power-struggle develop between you and your partner. An issue which should have been resolved weeks ago will come back to haunt you.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A person who has let you down in the past is just about to do so again. Don’t be too trusting the second time around. Romance. This will be a very good period for romance, provided you don’t lose patience with your partner. An incident at the beginning of the week could sour your relationship for a while: do your best to put it to one side and focus on all those things which have gone right.

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should have sound computer skills and have the ability to communicate effectively. The appointee would ideally have experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and families, as well as experience dealing with appropriate government and non-government agencies. Under S25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to indigenous to the Aboriginal or Torrent Strait community.

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Spilla's Spin... on rugby league RUGBY league is back bigger and better in 2012. Hello rugby league fans and welcome to my first column for the year where I’ll be covering every great story in the game. I would just like to say a huge thank you to the township of Weipa, and the whole of the Cape, for accepting me in promoting our great game. I have had an exciting 2011 up here and I’m sure 2012 will be even better, as we have a lot of rugby league activities planned. For the juniors good times are ahead as we will be playing footy from February all the way through to September this year on a weekly basis. As for our seniors we will have the Weipa wet season comp, as well as the Cape Community Cluster comp. There will be no Foley Shield this year for our Remote Areas but there will be the inaugural 2012 Remote Challenge which will see the Central Cape, Three Rivers, NPA and Torres Strait battling it out for Cape York supremacy. The winner of this competition will play the winner from the Western Outback in a curtainraiser to the Northern Pride in Cairns. Our Weipa juniors will also get the chance to compete with the junior Central Cape Suns, going down to Townsville to

play in the Laurie Spina Shield in June, as well as attending a Cowboys game against the Canberra Raiders. There will also be oppurtunities for our younger generation to tryout for various representive teams during the season. The successful women’s team, the Cape Kodals, will also be showcasing their skills throughout 2012 as they travel far and wide all over Queensland playing in various competitions, providing themselves further oppurtunities to succeed in life and on the football field. What a year the 2012 NRL season is building up to as each team prepares themselves for one hell of a battle. Many teams have had several changes, with premiers Manly moving coach Des Hasler on and stalwart Geoff Toovey taking over the reigns. Will the Broncos be a force without the great Darren Lockyer? Only time will tell. I do know one thing, the Cowboys will be there when it counts with Jonathon Thurston and Matty Bowen providing the magic we all love to watch. Our local team from Cairns, the Northern Pride, will be participating in the Queensland Cup and will also be visiting our area during the year. Stay tuned for more footy news... SPILLA

Golfers tee-off new year program THE Carpentaria Golf Club started the new year with a single stroke on Saturday, January 7. The winner. with a 69 nett was Lee Grainger from Match who had a 71 nett. The NTPs went to Michael Newman and Lee Grainger.

Sunday’s event was a single Stableford and the winner with 40 points was Ryan Aspinall from Ben Lawton who had 39 points, and the NTPs went to Jono, Ollie and Kerry. The competitions this weekend are a Single Stableford on Saturday, January 14 and on

Sunday, January 15 the event is a Two-Person Ambrose. The 2012 program is being finalised so if you wish to sponsor please let me know so I can add it into the program. Looking forward to some good golfing in 2012. Good golfing – Wendy Grainger

Hashers hit the track running Run 1625 Nine Hashers, two dogs A SMALL number of hardy post-Christmas Hashers turned up to follow a trail that Straw had put a lot of thought into. Let’s regroup at John Evans bridge. After more deep thinking, onto the Fishing Lodge from which it was too far for Seaman to walk home at night. Where to now? Down the dirt trail over the bridge, after stopping for a chat, then back to the hooch. A few graciously prepared nibbles, enough chairs for all and sufficient refreshments for rehydration purposes. Boo Boo wanted to be somewhere else and suffered several slips and falls to show his determination. Because Killem had the hooch, he was a little late getting away for his dinner. Seaman will set the run from Putts Palms crossing on January 2 2012, which gives you a day to get over New Year’s celebrations. ON ON Quasimodo Run 1626 12 Hashers, two dogs SEAMAN and friends had been busy setting up a

circuit to give the hashers a post New Year work out. Numbers worked just right; a team of four runners against a team of four walkers/runners and a small team of four spectators. The first challenge was firstly taken on by the old (or should that be odd) couple. Quasi was so pumped up he didn’t see the first marker, ran too far and too slowly to put the runners team behind the eight ball, but the other team members aggressively brought the team home for a win. Catching our breath, we walked to the next test, a slalom around the coconut palms - a giant slalom for the runners - and South Italy showed great sibling rivalry to pip Seaman by a couple of palms. At this stage the handicapper was under scrutiny. The next test, in full view of passers-by, was that of dressing, running, keeping your hat on, undressing and tagging your team member. Sibling complacency, then strong sibling competitiveness reversed the previous result. Well done captain. Runners two, Walkers one with only one test to go. There was serious talk

of a possible gruelling tie breaker (heart breaker more likely). All fours or lollipops, that was the choice. Rules were only made to be bent, or broken, or modified in the case of Seaman using Yogi to keep four on the ground, except rounding the tree when Yogi was literally flying. The runners got home, no tie breaker required. Rehydration was desperately needed, with an optional dip in the crossing; fortunately only Boot Boy bared all. Well done Seaman - no one died. Don’t forget, there’s no competition in Weipa HHH. Boot and South Italy will set the run from 30 Christie for a start at 17:45 on January 9, 2012. ON ON Quasimodo Run 1627 37 Hashers, 5 dogs BOOT had been busy, not only setting the run, but ensuring there was a good turnout. Parking was at a premium; a small price to pay for what was to unfold. The run was set in high visibility pink markers, obviously supporting breast

cancer. Initially we roamed around Nanum with appropriate re-groups for the walkers to catch up with the superb athletes leading the way. To suitably improve the workout, the markers led us onto the sand (or around it for the wimps). All hashers know that three markers indicate a re-group, but with the fragmentation of the pack we ended up with three different re-groups between the bridge and the shops. Fortunately we had one last consolidated meeting before returning to the hooch. Thanks must go to Boot for a great run, all new and old runners for turning up, South Italy for some very tasty nosh, Killem for bringing just enough refreshments and last but not least to Aaron who will be the first virgin runner, yet unnamed, to nominate to set a run. Aaron will set the run from 20 Embley for a start at 17:45 on January 16, 2012. ON ON Quasimodo

Awards presented to Weipa sportsfishers WEIPA Sportsfishing coming in first place, with Club finished off 2011 her brother Dylan close w i t h a n o t h e r g r e a t behind in second position. Christmas party at Liz Well done kids! and Col’s. The lucky raffle prizes Some excellent prizes (for weighing in a fish each were distributed this year month) were won by Nick for those who obtained Brooks, Rod Bielby and the most points for their Lewis French. categories. This year we have in- Col awarding Phil first prize for senior sportsfishers. H i g h p a r t i c i p a t i o n cluded a target species for earned Phil Aspinal first each month, giving keen place, taking out senior anglers a chance to double males, Gavin Roberts their points. runner-up. January we will be Fiona Beilby’s efforts targeting Mangrove Jacks ensured her first place, and the weigh-in will be staying in lead the entire held at Mike and Glenda’s year with Glenda Brooks house, Circular Way on coming in second. Well January 29. done to Will French for Thanks for everyone’s winning juniors, with efforts during 2011 and we Lewis French coming in a look forward to 2012 being very commendable second. Sub-junior Emmi Rob- even better! Emmi was all smiles with her sub-junior first prize. erts was all smiles after Catchya – Elisa Page 22 Western Cape Bulletin January 11, 2012

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size can only increase. Fresh Prawn is probably the main bait used, with the Mission River bridge, the mouth of Roberts and Grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and Evans Landing worth a try. Another common species around this time of year, Fingermark or Golden Snapper, are being caught out around the channel markers, with Squid or Prawn the best bait. There are also plenty of Mackerel and Queenies out around the

markers so try some wire trace if you keep getting bitten off. For Mackerel try some metal jigs, around 40-60 grams, and for a bit of bait ďŹ shing Pillies on 6/0 ganged hooks are the go. To keep the Pillies together get some dental ďŹ&#x201A;oss and run round, and round the pilly from the tail to the head a couple of times. That should make them falling apart. There is another meeting at the Carpentaria Golf club on

January 16 at 7pm for those of you who are interested in Weipa game ďŹ shing. The meeting is going to cover the next competition date, rules and regulations, and when the next tackle night is going to be. The meeting isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t serious itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a mob of people chasing Game Fish and enjoying the experience, so come and join in. Catch up again next week.


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REMOTE Area Rugby League (RARL) will not be part of the prestigious North Queensland Foley Shield competition this year which will feature three powerhouse sides â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Townsville, Mackay and Cairns. Last year one RARL team which competed comprised players picked from the KRL, NPA, Cape Cluster and Three Rivers competitions.

This season Townsville will field a combined side, while the Cairns team will also include players which had been under the Innisfail/Eacham banner. Every player in the strong 11-club Cairns and District competition, which includes many from the TSI, Hopevale and Cape York, will be eligible for selection in the Cairns team. QRL Northern Division manager Scott



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the winner of these two competitions will play each other at a later stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The date and venue for this game is yet to be conďŹ rmed but we are hoping to do it before a Northern Pride or Mackay Cutters gameâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Palm Island will play Bowen in Bowen on April 21. We are looking at organising other rep games for both but again this is yet to be ďŹ nalised,â&#x20AC;? Mr Nosworthy said.

mean they will be very strong. With no Marlins Mens team in 2012 we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it was ďŹ nancially viable to run a carnival involving all areas this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mid West and Mt Isa at this stage will compete in the Outback carnival in June and at the same time there will be a Far North Challenge involving the community leagues Three Rivers, KRL, NPA and Central Cape Suns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is envisaged that


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Nosworthy said the decision about the three centre heavyweight format was made due in the major part to ďŹ nancial constraints. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically the Foley Shield will be run as part of the XXXX Nationwide Challenge in 2012. This competition is to ďŹ nd the best regional area in Australia,â&#x20AC;? Mr Nosworthy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cairns and Townsville will be playing as one entity and not split as in the past. This will



HAPPY New Year to everyone, and I hope 2012 started well for everyone. The prawns are certainly making their presence known with Vetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corner, Mission River bridge and Rocky Point just a few of the hot spots. They are not anywhere near quality eating size, although I personally like them small and sweet, but are great for bait ďŹ shing. Just remember, you can only take a 10-litre bucket of prawns by law, any more and you face a hefty ďŹ ne, making the extra couple of kilos costing over a $100 each. Barra season opens at midday January 30, and we now have minimum size of 58cm, the same as the east coast. For a full list of new rules and regulations go to www.ďŹ or go to www., click on services and scroll down to news and updates. Grunter or Javelinfish havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let us down with their annual migration to our pristine creeks and rivers. I have had accounts of fish nudging the 70cm mark and with some good rain on the way, hopefully, their


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Local boys kicking goals with Rio Tintoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football program WESTERN Cape locals, Ben Masso and Miles Kerridan, travelled to Sydney in December, 2011 to join 50 young indigenous men from across the country taking part in the national Rio Tinto â&#x20AC;&#x153;Footy Means Businessâ&#x20AC;? program. Ben Laidlaw, Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa Community Relations and Town manager, said the week-long camp formed part of a year-long leadership development program linking young indigenous men with mainstream employment and educational opportunities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Footy Means Business provides 18 to 24-year old indigenous men with exposure to elite AFL programs and training, along with networking opportunities in corporate environments to strengthen leadership and teamwork skills,â&#x20AC;? Mr Laidlaw said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should all be proud of Ben and Miles as they have been selected not primarily on their football ability, but on how they engage with their communities and their potential to serve as role models.â&#x20AC;? The camp in Sydney

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Ben Masso (back row, fifth from right) and Miles Kerridan (front row, third from right) during the December football camp.

Miles Kerridan (front right) with members of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Footy Means Businessâ&#x20AC;? program during a site tour at a Rio Tinto mine site.

included leadership sessions about identity and culture, decision making, teamwork, communication, problem solving and goal setting. The participants were also guests at the 2011 AFL National Draft,

held at the home of the Greater Western Sydney Giants in Blacktown. Mr Laidlaw said a key component of the program was the matching of participants with a mentor drawn from Rio Tinto and AFL staff.

The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Footy Means Businessâ&#x20AC;? program participants, including Ben Masso (front left) enjoyed the sights of Sydney.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;These mentors will maintain regular contact during the year to ensure participants are on track with their employment and education goals,â&#x20AC;? Mr Laidlaw said. As part of Rio Tintoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program, Ben and Miles

will attend a second leadership camp in Melbourne from May 12 to 19 this year where they will play in a curtain raiser game to the round eight â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamtime at the Gâ&#x20AC;? AFL fixture between Richmond and Essendon.

Western Cape Bulletin 11 January 2012  

Western Cape Bulletin 11 January 2012