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For the love of dance WHEN Nicola Sabatino was 10-years old she wanted to become a doctor. Fortunately for the dance world, Nicola also discovered the joy of dance at that same age, and has spent the last 10 years achieving her dream of becoming a professional dancer. By Giembra Busmer

GROWING up in Weipa, Nicola Sabatino’s interest in dance was sparked when she joined the Albatross Bay Dance Studio, where she studied dance under Miss Amanda (Seawright) from the age of 10. At 15 years of age Nicola decided to commit to a career in dance and moved to Brisbane to study ballet full-time. After completing a threeyear full-time course Nicola learned of the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association and enrolled in a diploma course with the NAISDA Dance College on the New South Wales central coast. During her three years at the NAISDA Dance College Nicola expanded her dance repertoire, studying traditional dance, ballet, modern,

contemporary, jazz and musical theatre, and graduated on March 29 this year. “The experience I gained at the college was amazing as we covered such a wide variety of dance, as well as drama,� Nicola said on her return to Weipa for a welldeserved break this week, after completing a season as a dancer with Opera Australia. “I really didn’t know what to expect when I joined Opera Australia, as it was my first job as a professional dancer, but it was fantastic. I had the opportunity to perform one of the lead dancing roles as well which was a brilliant experience,� Nicola said. “I was involved in the Sydney season of the show, so getting to dance at the Sydney Opera House was just unbelievable.� UU continued page 2

Left: Professional dancer Nicola Sabatino returned to her home town of Weipa this week for a well-deserved rest after, completing a season with Opera Australia in Sydney. Photo: Giembra Busmer.

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Weipa dancer has a bright future UU from page 1

Nicola admits that being a professional dancer is hard work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a dancer my body is my instrument so I have to work to maintain it, doing a minimum of one dance class a day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it goes beyond doing classes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a mental challenge and you have to toughen yourself up. As an artist you have to decide what it is you want to say, and how to express that.â&#x20AC;? Although Nicola said it was good to be home she already has her next gig lined up, as a dancer at the Black Tracks Festival to be held in Brisbane in May this year.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are six dancers in my group and I am really looking forward to the festival, which involves a group of independent, Indigenous choreographers who select the dancers they want to work with,â&#x20AC;? Nicola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a dancer you look for auditions, and sometimes you are lucky enough to be asked to perform.â&#x20AC;? Not always knowing where your next job is going to come from doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to perturb this dedicated young dancer, who laughed â&#x20AC;&#x153;you win some, you lose some,â&#x20AC;? as she enjoyed her break in Weipa.

Professional dancer Nicola Sabatino graduated from NAUSDA Dance College in March this year.

Draft oval plan to be presented W E I P A To w n A u t h o r i t y chairperson, Carrie Gay, is encouraging residents to attend a community meeting to view and discuss the draft master plan for Andoom (Eastern) Oval. In March, 2012, consultants Strategic Leisure Group consulted with the main user groups of the oval to discuss their needs and ideas. This information has been used to develop a draft master plan for consideration by the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are asking residents to attend a presentation of the draft master plan and tell us what they think,â&#x20AC;? Ms Gay said. The purpose of the project is to develop a master plan which determines the best mix of spaces and facilities to meet the needs of the Weipa community, incorporating a written report and a concept plan for the oval. The master plan includes consideration of formal sport and community

events such as field sports and rodeo, as well as informal activities such as walking, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play and exercise. Residents are encouraged to attend the community meeting at 7pm on Thursday, April 19 at the Weipa Town Authority meeting room for a presentation and discussion of the draft master plan. To register for the community meeting or to get in touch with the study team, email: or telephone: 4055 6250. Further opportunities to view and provide feedback on the Draft Master Plan will be made available following the community meeting. If you would like to know more about the study, visit Weipa Town Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website contact the study team as listed above, or Weipa Town Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Director Corporate and Finance, Joanne Jacobson 4030 9400.

Crocodiles spotted at local boat ramps QUEENSLAND Parks & Wildlife Service advised The Western Cape Bulletin on Tuesday that there have been several sightings of crocodiles at Weipa boat ramps. It was reported that a two-metre crocodile was seen at the Rocky Point boat ramp on both Sunday and Monday nights, and a four-metre crocodile has been reported on the southern side of the Mission River Bridge. QPWS reported the sightings to Weipa police and â&#x20AC;&#x153;recent sightingâ&#x20AC;? signs were to be erected. Readers are reminded to take care at boat ramps and around local waterways as crocodiles may be present. Fishermen are also reminded to refrain from leaving fish carcasses or bait at boat ramps which could attract crocodiles.



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The Weather Channel wants your photos for 2013 calendar THE Weather Channel is scouting for 12 weather pictures to appear in their 2013 calendar. As well as appearing in the calendar the channel has raised the stakes this year with an Australian holiday to a destination of choice the grand prize for the picture chosen to feature as the cover shot. “Each year our calendar competition proves to be a huge success with some extraordinary weather snaps sent in from the Australian public,”Julian Delany, general manager at The Weather Channel said. It’s such a tough job to choose the top 12 with such a high calibre of pictures to select from, and this year is sure to be no different given the diverse weather events our country has endured in recent times.” Entries for the 2013 calendar opened this week. Entrants can upload their best weather picture to The Weather Channel’s Facebook

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Improved croc management plan to be implemented Alf Wilson story & pics

THE possibility of the culling of crocodiles becoming law is a controversial and emotional issue in north Queensland. The culling of crocs was banned by the Queensland Government in the early 1970s, and since then numbers have increased dramatically. Hinchinbrook MP Andrew Cripps, who was sworn in this week as Natural Resources and Mines Minister following the landslide victory by the LNP in the State election, has promised that the State Government would soon implement an improved statewide croc management plan that would be more responsive to communitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very confident that we will present a more responsive framework for the removal of problem crocodiles when they

create safety concerns for local communities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the problems weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had is that the previous government, and the previous management plans that were in place for responding were so tied up in bureaucracy and red tape that they ignored the concerns of the communities until it became a serious issue,â&#x20AC;? Mr Cripps said. Townsville based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald has urged the new State Government to put the welfare of humans ahead of crocodiles after two reports of crocodiles attacking vehicles within a month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right across the top of Australia, crocs are making it increasingly difficult for people to enjoy the fabulous natural resources that make living in the North so great,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mr Cripps said there had

Pre-poll voting open for WTA elections

LOCAL government elections will be held on April 28, 2012 but if you will not be in town on the day you can still cast your vote. Pre-poll voting is available at the Weipa Town Authority offices from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm, so be sure to have your say. Pictured above is Andrea Cardenzana casting her pre-poll vote for the WTA elections this week.


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THE Federal Government is extending funding for an initiative that strengthens business-tobusiness links between Indigenous enterprises, corporate Australia and the public sector. Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, this week announced that up to $7.5 million will be provided to the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council (AIMSC) to continue for a further three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This initiative is achieving excellent results and helping create a sustainable and prosperous Indigenous enterprise sector in Australia,â&#x20AC;? Ms Collins told the AIMSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trade Expo in Sydney this week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This renewed commitment of $7.5 million is part of the Australian Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $650 million Indigenous Employment Program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the IEP and the Council we will use the already


communities kept telling them time and time again that was not consistent with our experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153; These problems have really gotten more serious than they ought to have because of the lack of action by the previous government,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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The candidates for the Aurukun Shire Council Election on Saturday 28 April 2012 in ballot paper order are:

The candidates for the Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council Election on Saturday 28 April 2012 in ballot paper order are:

Mayoral Election WALPO, Dereck KORKAKTAIN, Jonathan CHEVATHUN, Janine YUNKAPORTA, Phyllis POOTCHEMUNKA, Neville J

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KOWANYAMA ABORIGINAL SHIRE COUNCIL Mayoral Election The candidates for the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council Election on Saturday 28 April 2012 in ballot paper order are: Mayoral Election HUDSON, Thomas DEEMAL, Irene Gwen PATRICK, Griffith HOLNESS, Robert

MAPOON ABORIGINAL SHIRE COUNCIL The candidates for the Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council Election on Saturday 28 April 2012 in ballot paper order are:

Mayoral Election SAVO, Patrick BUSCH, William BURKE, Roderick Councillor Election GUIVARRA, Peter Having received the required nominations to fill the vacancies LING, Alex of Councillors to represent this local government, under the Councillor Election provisions of Section 34(1) of the Local Government Act GUIVARRA, Ricky 2011, the following have been elected as Councillors of the LING, Ailsa Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council: DOUTHAT, Veronica BERNARD, Teddy WOODLEY, Beryl PARRY, Walter SMITH, Polly THOMAS, William YAM, Michael DE JERSEY, Daphne BOOTH, Sharon ADDO, Aileen NAPRANUM ABORIGINAL SHIRE COUNCIL COOKTOWN, Christine The candidates for the Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council Election on Saturday 28 April 2012 in ballot paper order are:

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PORMPURAAW ABORIGINAL SHIRE COUNCIL The candidates for the Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council Election on Saturday 28 April 2012 in ballot paper order are: Mayoral Election DEAKIN, Janey CONRAD, George DEAKIN, Vanessa TARPENCHA, Richard Councillor Election NOAH, Azzie FOOTE, Lucy MICHAEL, Dennis GIBUMA, Patrick WASON, Sandra BARNEY, Toby JACK, Gilbert


Mayoral Election CHEVATHEN, Roy DORANTE, Monica MENE, Philemon WOODLEY, EDDIE

MORE than 2000 indigenous youth from across the country will share the benefits of a $20 million Federal Government funding boost to the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), which is helping students enrol at boarding schools and supporting them as they transition to university or work. The federal funding has been matched by $20 million which the AIEF has raised through corporate and private donations since 2009, School Education Minister Peter Garrett said. Since the Foundation was formed in 2007 it has helped 240 indigenous youth attend boarding schools in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Most of those students are still progressing through school but already, 50 students on AIEF scholarships have completed Year 12, with 23 having gone on to study at university and 18 in apprenticeships or other employment. The AIEF is working with the other students to develop and implement career transition strategies to ensure all students are productively engaged after they finish Year 12. AIEF has also provided university scholarships for 32 indigenous students, studying degrees as diverse as medicine, law, commerce, engineering and science, with a success rate of 94 per cent. The students who receive AIEF boarding school scholarships have a Year 12 retention rate of 88 per cent, compared to the national year 12 retention rate for all indigenous students of just 47 per cent in 2010 and the national average of 79 per cent for all Australian students. “There is a strong and growing interest from indigenous families and communities, boarding schools and university colleges who want to participate and we are grateful for the support of the Australian Government and our other partners which is allowing us to help more and more kids,” AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold said.

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LAST month, more than 40 local residents attended the Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa community forum that featured a presentation of the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance and activities such as production levels, major capital projects, and the South of Embley project. Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa operations general manager, Jo-Anne Scarini, said she was

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the area of rehabilitation and fauna studies, the Mapoon road traffic lights, and timeframes of the South of Embley project.â&#x20AC;? An information poster with Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to attendeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s questions will be displayed on public noticeboards. The next quarterly community forum, and an update on



all issues raised at last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forum, will be in June 2012. The forumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key topic will be announced closer to the time. For those not able to attend the community forum, but are keen to provide feedback, contact Rio Tinto Alcan Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community feedback hotline 1800 707 633 or email

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Hard work and commitment needed by elected members NOW we have all settled into the idea of the Weipa Town Authority election it is time to think about what qualities, skills and experience to look for before voting day comes around. The role of councillor (member) is not a popularity contest; it takes serious hard work and commitment to our community. Weipa needs a collective leadership group that• Have the qualities needed to fairly represent the current and future interest of our community. • Demonstrate experience in policy and goal development, and the implementation of those arrangements. • Are skilled decision makers. My background working with in Government, NGO and community sectors for the past 20

years has provided me with the skills, knowledge and experience in all three categories to deliver that as a part of a sound leadership collective for Weipa. The primary role of our councillors (members) should be to focus on the policies and the delivery of services needed now, and into our future for our community. As community leaders the WTA committee needs to provide our strategic direction, not to manage the internal day-to-day administrative operations of the WTA. The WTA committee’s role is to steer rather than row, so that Weipa benefits from both social and built infrastructure, services and resources, now and into our future. As a community there is a fantastic opportunity at a ‘grassroots’ level for the WTA committee, and the community, to really provide the direction, and the tools to deliver on our Weipa Community Plan. Individually and collectively, our councillors (members) will be accountable to the community of Weipa that they will serve. When you vote on Saturday, April 28, look for the candidate/s that have the capacity to perform the role with integrity, responsi-

bility and commitment. A councillor (member) must serve the overall public interest of the whole community, not just a particular interest area or group. If you consider me for one of the three WTA member roles up for election I will provide the community of Weipa with those qualities. Tammy Freeman Candidate for WTA member

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MAY 23, 2012 CAPS volunteers, Anna, Hayley, Julia, Elise and Jenny at the Easter bake sale. Hayley also organised a fundraising raffle at her school.

Thank you for supporting CAPS THE members Cape Animal Protection Shelter (CAPS) would like to thank the following people who baked such lovely home-made goodies and donated them for the CAPS Easter bake sale, held in Weipa

on Saturday, March 31. Weipa Cakes & Delicacies, Tracy Medson, Cassie Hofman, Nicole Dearling, and our own CAPS volunteers. We would also like to extend a big thank you to 12-year old Hayley Stockley, who organised a raffle at her school, and gave the profits ($58) to CAPS.

The proceeds raised from the bake sale, and Hayley’s raffle, will continue to help CAPS care for homeless and unwanted dogs in the community, and help us towards our long-term goal of having an adoption centre and full time vet service in Weipa. Anna Horwood CAPS Events Co-ordinator

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I AM sure that everyone agrees with me when I say that every man and his dog have a quad bike to run around chasing the feral animals and for leisure. This is all well and good, but everyone must remember that when riding a quad bike you need to abide by the rules. There is still an alcohol limit when riding your bike, this limit is stated on your drivers licence. If you have an open licence your limit is 0.05 and if you are on your P-plates your limit is 0.000. As everyone knows you are not allowed to ride your unregistered quad bike on the road, which also includes across the road because you are too lazy to push it across. This also includes a road-related area. A related area consists of a footpath, open for the public as a designated use for cyclists or animals and an area which is open and used by the public for parking. So please keep that in mind when you take your bike for a ride somewhere, because if you are caught riding your bike in those areas you will be fined. We are also having issues with noise from motorbike/quad bikes. If Police deem that a person in making too much noise on a bike they can be issued a direction to stop riding the bike. If the offence continues the bike could be seized and the rider will be going to court. We don’t have an issue with people owning or riding quad bikes but please keep in mind the rules and regulations which everyone has to abide by.   

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Road closure The Peninsula Development Road is still closed at the present time. I would like to take the time to advise everyone that if you wish to travel away during the school holidays you will need a permit to travel on the road. You can apply for these permits at the Weipa Magistrate Court House or online. Please don’t leave it to the last minute and all run into the courthouse and request a permit from Col and Margie, as they only have two arms and can only do a certain number a day. So, if they don’t serve you in time that is your own fault for lack of planning, and you should be smarter and get in at the beginning of the wet season. The permit lasts for the whole of the wet season, unlike before when you had apply for a permit every time you wanted to travel on the PDR.   

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I am a little disappointed in relation to the rubbish which was left at the Putts Palms over the weekend. There were several used nappies, empty XXXX Gold tins and full rubbish bags. I found this quiet disappointing. If you take the effort to put the rubbish in a bag, well I am sure you can put it in your car and take it home or put in A BIN. If it fitted in your car to get to the park I am sure it can fit in your car for you to take it home. I don’t care if it’s not your rubbish, everyone should take the time and put a little bit in the bin, after all it is the right thing to do. I am sure if your child Road safety school holidays gets cut from a piece of aluminium or a I would like to congratulate the broken glass bottle you will have your majority of people in town for their say. So we should prevent anything fantastic effort in doing the right thing like this happening and don’t leave our for road safety. rubbish behind.

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THE Lord was very angry when he saw the ungodly things that were going on in the grounds of the Temple, an area that was set aside for people to worship God. For Jewish and Gentile believers in Jesus today, the Temple is a whole lot closer to home, because as 1 Corinthians Ch 6 v 19 says, “Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself but to God;…” It stands to reason then that God would want us to stay away from sins like sexual immorality because our body is holy ground, or we would be no different to the money changers and

pigeon sellers! In Mark Ch 11 verses 27-33 the chief priests and teachers of the Law and the elders asked the Lord about where he got the right from to whip the people out of the Temple as he did. The Lord showed that once again no one could outsmart him when it came to the Law, and his answer left them frustrated. When questioned about where he got his authority the Lord answered, “I will ask you just one question, and if you give me an answer, I will tell you what right I have to do these things. Tell me, where did John’s right to baptise come from : was it from God or from human beings? They started to argue

among themselves: “What shall we say? If we answer, ‘From God,’ he will say, “Why, then, did you not did you not believe John?’ But if we say, ‘From human beings…’ (They were afraid of the people, because everyone was convinced that John had been a prophet.) So their answer to Jesus was, “We don’t know.” Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you, then, by what right I do these things.” Contrast the Lord’s very clever debate here with his silence in Mark Ch 15 vs 2-5. Why did he keep quiet when questioned by Pilate? Hope you had a blessed and holy God Friday and Easter Day and restful long weekend. Rev Michael Connolly.


Cape York views from outer space THIS image (below) of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef was taken on April 4 this year. The reef is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest coral reef system, composed of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2600 km over an area of approximately 344,400 km2. The reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps

to limit the impact of human use, such as fishing and tourism. Other environmental pressures on the reef and its ecosystem include runoff, climate change accompanied by mass coral bleaching, and cyclic population outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish. Climate change, pollution, crown-of-thorns starfish and fishing are the primary threats to the health of this reef system. Other threats include shipping accidents, oil spills, and tropical cyclones. Skeletal Eroding Band,

a disease of bony corals caused by the protozoan Halofolliculina corallasia, affects 31 coral species. (Bottom pic) The vegetation index of the Cape York Peninsula appears mostly good (green) in this FAPAR (Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation) image taken on April 12 this year. The index becomes lower (yellow) as one moves further south. The image in PNG shows a much higher index of photosynthetic activity (rusty red). Photo courtesy of

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JUST before Easter I was telling you about the implications that the sweets may have on your health. In this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column I would like to educate you a bit further. Now that the temptation of having Easter sweets has subsided, it is a perfect time to signiďŹ cantly reduce sugar in your diet. Recently there has been a lot of hype about a book called Sweet Poison, by David Gillespie, which I have read, along with his other book Sweet Poison Quit Plan. You can read the whole book for yourself or just follow the message: â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat sugarâ&#x20AC;?. Basically the book talks about the effects of sugar on your overall system, how sugar may not only make us fat, but unhealthy as well. I think it is a great read and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned from it in some parts, yet I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree with cutting out sugar as a whole. Even though Gillespie does present a lot of research that suggest that honey, fruit sugars and brown sugar have many health implications, I see a great value in eating fresh fruit, and no harm in having a tablespoon of honey every once in a while. He also suggests consuming diet drinks and some artiďŹ cial sweeteners, which I believe may have a lot stronger health implications than sugar, however Gillespieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books mainly focus on weight loss and less on other healthy issues.

Moderation may be the success to a healthy and happy life, and I cannot be convinced fresh fruit is bad me. There are several types of sugars. The ones focussed on in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Poisonâ&#x20AC;? are Fructose and Sucrose (which is a combination of the three simple sugars we ďŹ nd in table sugar and most sweets).  What surprised me the most, and may be an eyeopener for you as well, is to learn how highly addictive sugar actually is. Being a sugar-holic is not something that is to be taken lightly. A Princeton University team actually found that lab rats are as likely to be addicted to sugar as they are to heroin. Even though we may think it is the taste that makes us addicted to the sugary foods, studies suggests otherwise. It is actually a chemical process in your brain that makes you crave sugar more and more. I would like you to consider this when having your next sugar-filled energy drink, chocolate bar, lollies, juices, flavoured dairy products, biscuits or when buying your children the sweets they like so much. Reducing sugar, especially the reďŹ ned and hidden ones in packaged foods and sweets, may become an option, not only for your health and wellbeing, but especially for your children who may well be strongly addicted to sugar by the time they reach school age. As we know now, this may

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result health implications and /or obesity. Gillespie suggests there are several ways to cut down on your sugar intake: â&#x20AC;˘ Have the right attitude â&#x20AC;&#x201C; understand you are making this change to live a longer, fulďŹ lled life. This is for your own beneďŹ t as well as for your family, kids, and grandchildren. â&#x20AC;˘ Eliminate habits associated with sugar consumption â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if you drink coffee (especially sugar-laden ice coffees) with sugar; stop drinking coffee. If you work, study â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til late at night and have to get up with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vâ&#x20AC;?, go to bed and sleep instead. You will see that the reduction of sugar and caffeine in your life combined with a good nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleep will give you energy you would have not dreamed off. â&#x20AC;˘ Clean out your fridges and pantry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; read through your labels. Most things that come packaged in colourful plastic, have sugar in it. Especially check out strongly flavoured foods and low fat foods, juices, sweets, condiments, all sauces, etc. You will be surprised how much sugar you have been consuming in just one day. â&#x20AC;˘ Withdraw from sugar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have a sugar day. Intentionally and purposely know how much sugar you eat, for one or two days. Under-

stand, how addictive sugar is and how much damage it causes to your health, and to the health of your loved ones, and make a vow to not be caught in the trap of addiction again. Explore your options and get ready for the rest of your life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; adding new foods to your diet and exploring new recipes are so much fun. I know, because I have done it. There are so many healthy foods, fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and meats that you can add to your diet, your taste will change and you will never return to the packaged, processed foods. Gillespie also mentions in his book that, once you are a sugar-holic you are always are going to be a sugar-holic. From my own experience, having cut out refined sugar and most processed foods from my diet, I can occasionally have sugary drink like a juice or a cocktail, and eat processed foods at restaurants and ďŹ nd it a lot less tasty, satisfying and hard to digest. This keeps me away from most of it, hopefully long-term.

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The boys came along to support the Mapoon Easter Markets on Sunday, back - Kevin, Dylan and Dwayne, front - Tariq, Gerald, Dwayne and Gregory.

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Mikaela enjoyed the Easter Markets on Sunday.

Jessica and Jia were selling homemade necklaces and earrings to the market visitors.

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

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

Sandra, Lindsay, Anita and Sabrina made the most of the markets on Sunday.

Jan and Polly were keeping everyone nourished at the markets.

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Elsie and Dollar served up refreshments to the market goers.


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SCOOP The Newshound Sniffing out the stories about our four-legged friends... I THOUGHT I would share a little K9 humour with you this week: How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us, and you’re inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

Getting down and dirty in the garden YOU may not have thought of the humble backyard as a good place to find a mate and get down and dirty, but for earthworms it is ideal. After autumn rains, lots of tiny earthworm eggs and baby worms are going to appear in your soil. It’s easy to be a Buddy to earthworms, and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife wants to let you know how. “Earthworms can breed every 7-10 days if conditions are right

Border Collie: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not up to code.

Labrador: Oh, me, me! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Malamute: Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he’s busy. Jack Russell Terrier: I’ll just pop it in while I’m bouncing off the walls and furniture. Poodle: I’ll just blow in the Border Collie’s ear and he’ll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

• Earthworms don’t have lungs. They breathe through their skin and can only do this when moist, so that’s why they spend most of their time underground where it is damp and cool and evaporation isn’t such a problem. • Earthworms don’t have eyes but they can detect light through special tissues near their heads. • Earthworms emerge from the soil at night when it is dark and they are less likely to dry out. • Earthworms don’t have teeth—instead tiny stones swallowed by the worm help it to grind up its food very thoroughly. • Earthworms are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both male and female organs, but they still need another

worm in order to reproduce. • Earthworms lay eggs which hatch after about three weeks. • Earthworms have three to five hearts and need all to survive. • Australia is home to around 300 species of native earthworm, and many introduced worm species too. “Look for earthworms in the garden just after rain. Earthworms come to the surface during this time to find food and mates, without fear of drying out. If you’re raking leaves, re-potting a plant or digging up the garden, you should see them now. Generally speaking, you’ll see more earthworms during the wetter months, particularly during autumn and spring,” said Mr Corbett.

Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

also improve conditions for beneficial soil bacteria and small organisms, which helps to keep your soil healthy,” said Mr Corbett. “A lot of what people throw in the bin, and which ends up in landfill, could actually be composted or put in a worm farm and used to benefit the garden instead. There are also a lot of simple things that you can do to encourage earthworms,” Mr Corbett said.

A long earthworm shown on the arm. Photo by Susanna Bradshaw.

Be an earthworm buddy:

Doberman : While it’s dark, I’m going to sleep on the couch. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark... Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Irish Wolfhound: Can somebody else do it? I’ve got this hangover... Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there...

worms are your new best friend. Earthworms pull dead organic material underground and eat it. What comes out the other side is a safe and natural fertiliser which actually contains more nutrients than regular compost. And they provide this at no cost to you,” Mr Corbett said. “As they tunnel around, earthworms aerate your soil allowing air and water to penetrate. Plants love this as it allows their roots to spread more easily. These earthworm tunnels

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Dachshund: You know I can’t reach that dumb, stupid lamp! Rottweiler: Make me.

and particularly after rains. After 21 days the eggs hatch, and after 2-3 months this next generation can breed too,” said Mr Steve Corbett, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. “Earthworms really are the superheroes of the soil,” said Mr Corbett. “They provide an essential service by transforming unwanted organic matter into deodorised, nutritious food that plants can use right away.” “If you love gardening, earth-

Earthworms from the garden. Photo by Susanna Bradshaw.

• Put veggie peels, fruit scraps, eggshells, tea bags, dead flowers, and shredded paper in your garden compost and let earthworms dispose of them for you. • Don’t put meat, chicken or fish scraps in the compost or garden—earthworms are vegetarians! • Keep leaves you rake up as mulch for your garden—earthworms love to eat them. • Avoid using pesticides, chemicals, and artificial fertilisers as they can make earthworms sick

or discourage them so that they go elsewhere. A garden with no earthworms is a sign that the soil has become unhealthy or even polluted. • If you have recently wormed your pet, collect any droppings from the garden and put them in the bin, as these chemicals can also kill earthworms. • Worms don’t like strong flavours like citrus, pineapples, chilli, onions, garlic, or shallots. Fats, oils and dairy products should also stay out of the compost as worms won’t eat them.

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Glenn 0419 714 929 Sandy 0488 185 611 OfďŹ ce (07) 4069 7520

     $285,000 neg. $550,000








p p21

Modern, low maintenance four brm home in Nanum. Tiled ďŹ&#x201A;ooring throughout, spacious lounge/dining and kitchen. Full a/c, main brm with ensuite and all brms with built in wardrobes. Fully fenced with side access. Undercover patio area at rear and double carport.

$285,000 neg. $580,000


p p21

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.

$469,000 neg.



Lowset 3 brm home, spacious dining/living area, upgraded kitchen with dishwasher space and pantry, a/c, ceiling fans and BIR. Large 1,017m2 corner block with fenced backyard with established mature gardens and a rear entertaining area.

$465,000 neg.





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.

$520,000 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.

$770,000 neg.



$725,000 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.

$490,000 neg.



Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best buy, rent out each room. Six brms, three bthms, BIR, split system a/c & ceiling fans. Two living areas, large open plan kitchen, tiled ďŹ&#x201A;ooring throughout, tiled entertainment area overlooking the in ground pool. Colour bond fencing, vegetable garden & landscaped gardens.

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

$650,000 neg.

$700,000 neg.

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

Large 4817m2 vacant industrial corner block, fully fenced.


$535,000 neg.

In operation since 2008. With a boat ramp located just 500m away. Includes everything needed for Car & boat wash business plus residence, for care taker or to rent. Price on application.

Light industrial property on 1698m2, comprises; retail showroom, workshop, ofďŹ ce and caretaker unit.

SALES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GEOFF BRYANT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0408 772 592

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; JENNY and MELISA P: 07 4069 9921 F: 07 4069 9721 Email:

Web: Western Cape Bulletin April 11, 2012 Page 17



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Deadly 60 10:30 Painting Ausralia 11:00 Restoration Home 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 The Real Graham Kennedy 2:55 Chilrdren’s Programs 6:00 River Cottage: Summer’s Here 6:50 Minuscule: The Iron Monster 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Australia On Trial: The Eureka 13 9:30 All The Way 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘n’ Roll: The 60s Revealed 12:15 The Jonathan Ross Show: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Carr & The Saturdays 1:00 The Clinic 1:55 River Cottage: Summer’s Here - Hugh runs a leftovers night and, fond of fishing, he tries throw-netting for mullet for the first time. River Cottage does its bit for the environment when Hugh has their used cooking oil converted to car fuel. 3:00 Football: WAFL: Round 4 - Peel Thunder Vs East Fremantle

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Bad Fish Paradigm” (PG s) - Penny opens up to a reluctant Sheldon after a less-than-stellar first date with Leonard, placing him in the uncomfortable position of having to keep a secret. 7:30 RBT 8:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: “Crime After Crime” (M v) 9:30 The NRL Footy Show: A mix of footy and fun as we take you inside the game with some of Rugby Leagues favourites. 11:15 THe AFL Footy Show 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Love’s Unending Legacy” (PG v) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Property Ladder 8:45 Grey’s Anatomy: “Heart Shaped Box” 9:45 Desperate Housewives: “What’s To Discuss, Old Friend” 10:45 Private Practice: “Who We Are” 11:45 That ‘70s Show: “Stone Cold Crazy” - Samantha uses her work experience to help both Kitty and Donna liven up their relationships. Meanwhile, Fez dreams of what a new roommate will be like, but finds out the reality is quite different. Special guest starring Don Knotts. 12:15 My Big Friggin Wedding 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 9:00 World News 1:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Dead Tired: Awake Is The New Sleep 2:30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Dresden And The Elbe Valley 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 8:00 How To Cook Like Heston: Chocolate 8:30 Two Greedy Italians: Regional Pride - Chef Antonio Carluccio returns to his home town of Borgofranco, in the Italian Piedmont region, to look at whether the rivalry between north and south is as strong as ever. 9:30 The Family UK: Cup Of Tea 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Pornography the Musical 12:00 The Fixer 12:55 Movie: “Exiled” (M v,l,s) - In Cantonese. A friendship forms between an ex-gangster and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him. A stylish action film from powerhouse director Johnny To. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents 1:10 Monarch Of The Glen 2:50 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Les Gets 6:50 Minuscule: The Long Road 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 (QLD) 8:00 QI: Inventive - QI master Stephen Fry is reinventing the wheel, in a show all about ‘Inventions’. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Away With The Fairies Phryne enters the publishing world when she investigates the puzzling death of a magazine columnist and author of fairy stories. 9:30 The Shadow Line: Jay Wratten insists that Harris caused his uncle’s murder and causes problems for Bede’s new business deal. DI Gabriel struggles to placate his ex-mistress and ‘Gatehouse’ plays evil games. 10:30 Lateline: A unique nightly news analysis program bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of Australian and international news and events. 11:10 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 12:10 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Codpiece Topology” (PG s) Seeing Penny with another guy sends Leonard back to Leslie Winkle, much to Sheldon’s dismay. 7:20 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos Vs Canberra Raiders 9:30 Friday Night Football: St George Illawarra Dragons Vs Newcastle Knights 11:30 Movie: “City Heat” (M) - A tough cop and a wisecracking private investigator are forced to work together on a case involving the mob. 1:30 Movie: “Fear Is The Key” (PG v) - John Talbot is an underwater expert who witnesses the murder of his wife and child. After working with the police, he hatches his own scheme to bring the killers to justice. 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Derby” (PG a) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 3: Carlton Vs Collingwood 11:00 That ‘70s Show: “Alligators & Crocodiles” - Alligators and crocodiles have survived almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. In recent years humans have come into closer contact with these extraordinary reptiles as they encroach on their habitats and environments.So could this be the reason for increased attacks, or are there more deadly reasons afoot? 12:00 True Beauty: The two teams will have a photo taken while performing one of four sports actions. What they don’t know is that the wardrobe area is set up with hidden cameras, and the contestants will be tested on their sportsmanship. 2:00 Auction Squad 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Dead Tired: Planet Insomnia 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Seychelles 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Anglesey To Blackpool 8:35 Titanic: The Mission: The Anchor 9:30 As It Happened: Dambusters Fly Again - In 1943, a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history - they destroyed two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland with a revolutionary weapon: the bouncing bomb. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Slovenian Girl” (MA) - In Slovene. Alexandra escapes her small Slovenian town for a new start in the city. She turns to prostitution to make her way, but comes to the attention of the police when a politician dies during an appointment. 12:40 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: Mastermind” (M l,v) - In Swedish. Kurt and his men try to find the connection between a murder that’s taken place in Ystad and the kidnapping of the daughter of a police officer. It seems someone has infiltrated the police and is controlling every move they make. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage: Guest Programmer: Wild Flag 11:00 Spicks And Specks 11:30 7.30 (QLD) 12:00 A Quiet Word... With Rhys Darby 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 PQI: Inventive 1:35 The Wonder Years 2:00 Planet America 2:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 3:00 Spirit Stones 3:55 Prince Charles’ Other Mistress 4:55 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Dartmouth 5:40 Wild At Heart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: Lost In Translation - The team discover from a murder victim’s DNA tests that he had worked as a police interpreter before his death. His last assignment was to translate for a witness who testified in a murder case. 8:30 Whitechapel: Four people are slaughtered in a heavily fortified workshop, a seemingly impossible crime. What can Chandler and Miles learn from history, to help them solve this modern case? 9:20 Strike Back: A compelling story of betrayal, glory, redemption and revenge played out through the interlinking lives of two former soldiers: military hero Hugh Collinson and discharged veteran John Porter. 10:05 Thorne 11:10 Rage: Guest Programmer: Wild Flag

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 South Aussie With Cosi 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:40 Movie: “The Ant Bully” (G) - Targeted by the neighbourhood bully, 10 year old Lucas vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard... until the ants shrink him to their size with a magic elixir. Convicted of “crimes against the colony,” Lucas can only regain his freedom by living with the ants and learning their ways. 9:30 Movie: “Restraint” (M l,v,s) - A young couple on the run hole up in a country estate with a hostage in tow and soon find themselves participants in a game of survival. 11:30 Movie: “The Man” (M l,v) - Agent Vann always gets his man. But he gets a little something extra when the arms dealer he’s been tracking mistakes a dental supply salesman, Andy Fiddler for their buyer. Now, in order to grab the gunrunners, Vann “recruits” the talkative toothologist to keep playing the part. But can Vann get Fiddler to walk the Walk? 1:10 Movie: “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (PG h,v,l) 3:00 The Baron 4:00 Danoz Direct / 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 V8 Xtra 12:30 Movie: “Full Court Miracle” (G) 2:30 That ‘70s Show 3:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 3: Richmond Vs Melbourne 6:00 Seven News 6:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 3: Gold Coast Vs Essendon 11:00 Maneaters: “Lions” (PG) - Lions are formidable predators and the ultimate killing machine, but would they ever turn to human flesh for a hearty meal? We uncover fact from fiction to find out whether lions could indeed be bloodthirsty man eaters. 12:00 ANZAC (Documentary Series) 2:10 Special: “Tombs In The Coral” - Ben Cropp searches amongst the coral reefs for sunken treasure, galleon cargos and legendary shipwrecks. 3:25 Room For Improvement 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz: “When Sex Hurts - How To Tell When Pain During Intercourse” - Dr Oz discusses a cause of painful sex: Vulvodynia. Then, five critical vitamins every woman needs. Can the food you eat make you smell?

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Sketches Of Frank Gehry 2:30 The Great New Bolshoi 3:30 Django Reinhardt: Three-Fingered Lightning 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Cracking The Colour Code: Viewing Colour 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Prison 8:30 RocKwiz: Amanda Brown & Glenn Richards 9:15 Movie: “Farewell” (M a,l) - In French, English And Russian. This compelling French spy thriller tells the true story of littleknown KGB Colonel Sergei Grigoriev. Growing increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet government during the darkest days of the Cold War, the veteran Russian spy turns double agent and leaks state secrets to the West via the ear of French businessman, Pierre Froment. 11:15 Movie: “Ip Man” (M v) - In Cantonese, Japanese and Mandarin. Donnie Yen stars as the eminent Wing Chun martial arts grandmaster, Yip Man, who was renowned for teaching Bruce Lee the secrets of the art he became famous for. 1:10 Movie: “The Great Yokai War” (M v,h) - In Japanese. Renowned master of horror, Takashi Miike, has created a sublime boysown-adventure fantasy epic in the vein of Lord of the Rings and The Wizard of Oz, populated with folkloric creatures. 3:25 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Junior School Choir Of The Year 2011 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 South Side Story: Glory Glory 2:00 New Tricks: Lost In Translation 3:00 Art Of Russia: Smashing The Mould 3:50 TBA 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 5:00 Wonders Of The Universe: Stardust 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: Hospital Chaplains: It’s A Tough Job 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide: The Big Island 8:30 Waking The Dead: Soldarity: Part 2 9:25 Shirley 10:25 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Away With The Fairies - Phryne enters the publishing world when she investigates the puzzling death of a magazine columnist and author of fairy stories. 11:35 Monkey Grip: Gloom settles quickly as Nora launches into a portentous account of her emotional ups-and-downs. 1:15 The End Of The Rainbow 2:15 Waking The Dead: Soldarity: Part 2 - The team burrow deep into the paranoid world of early 80s British national security. They uncover duplicity and sabotage that goes to the heart of government today, and puts Grace in mortal danger. 3:10 Rage

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wild World Of Sports 11:00 The Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Pyramid 1:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 2:00 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Tweed Heads Seagulls Vs Northern Pride 4:00 Sunday Football: Penrith Panthers Vs Wests Tigers 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Voice Australia 7:30 54th Annual TV Week Logie Awards - Join us for television’s night of nights – the 54th Annual TV Week Logie Awards from the Palladium at Crown Casino, Melbourne. 11:30 Kings Of Comedy (PG s): Features some of the greatest comedy moments of all time with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Dave Allen, The Two Ronnies, Graham Kennedy and others. 12:30 The Apprentice: “Painting By Numbers” (PG l) - The stars get arty when they must choose an artist, display his or her artwork and then sell the pieces in an art gallery. But spying becomes an issue, and one team paints itself into a corner when it struggles with sales. 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 Minute To Win It 2:00 Breaking The Magicians Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed 3:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 3: Hawthorn Vs Adelaide - The Crows have a good recent record against the Hawks winning three of the last four, including a win at the venue of this match, the MCG. Can new Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson keep the wood on the Hawks? 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 11:00 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: “Death By A Tousand Cuts” - Cooper and the Red Cell team track a serial killer who is randomly shooting people in crowded areas. Also, Beth’s life is put in peril when she and Prophet go undercover. 12:00 The Apprentice: Sixteen fresh candidates meet Sir Alan Sugar, who immediately turns them to task with two truckloads of fish and ten-hours of hard sell. 1:10 Auction Squad 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 ADbc 4:00 Kick: Love The One You’re With 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece: Navplio 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Unsinkable Titanic - Everyone knows that an iceberg sank the ‘Unsinkable Titanic’, leaving more than 1500 people to perish in one of the greatest maritime disasters in history. 8:30 Prophets Of Science Fiction: Jules Verne 9:20 Movie: “La Vie En Rose” (M a,l) - In French. Explores the often troubled life of Edith Piaf. While singing on the streets of Paris as a teen, Piaf is discovered by club owner Louis Leplée, and this chance encounter changes her life. Her powerful voice takes her all over the globe, but it can’t guard her from the pain and suffering she must bear. 11:50 Movie: “Carandiru” (MAV a,d,v) - In Portuguese. A gritty, challenging and haunting story based around a violent prison riot and its repercussions in the notorious Carandiru prison in São Paulo, Brazil. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Surviving The Drought 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Monarch Of The Glen 2:50 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Hackney 6:50 Minuscule: Fly Hunting 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Spooks: A Russian terrorist bombing threatens London, and only MI5 double agent and traitor, Connie, has the inside knowledge to stop it. Will she choose to redeem herself? 12:30 The 39 Steps: Richard Hannay, a socialite back from Africa, becomes embroiled in a German plot to steal British war plans and finds himself on the run with an attractive and clever female accomplice. 2:00 The Satanic Verses Affair 3:30 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block 7:30 TBA 8:00 The Voice Australia 8:30 TBA 9:30 Unforgettable 10:30 CSI: NY: “Playing With Matches” - A badly burned corpse turns out to belong to an underground street luge racer, meanwhile the DNA of a man already in prison is found on a dead body. 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 The Whole Truth: “Pilot” (M a) 1:30 Entertainment Tonight 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Natalee Holloway” (M a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away: Ruby is in trouble and Brax seeks to intervene, Logan tries his luck again with Indi and Harvey meets his daughter, Lottie. 7:30 TBA 9:00 Revenge: “Suspicion” 10:00 How I Met Your Mother: “Karma” 10:30 Happy Endings: “Lying Around / The Code War” When Brad hears that Jane’s old sorority sister is coming for a visit, he lies and says he has a work retreat out of town but he’s actually on ‘staycation’ in a fancy hotel in the city. 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 Picture This 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Colour Of Paradise” (G) 2:30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Planes, Trains and Automobiles 8:30 James May’s Man Lab 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 The World Game 12:05 SOS: Kitchen Sink - From the bowels of the kitchen sink comes a dark and tender love - a nightmare come true. 1:05 Living Black 1:35 Welcome To Lagos - This three-part documentary series explores life at the sharp end of one of the most extreme urban environments in the world: Lagos, Nigeria. This eye-opening series shows what life is really like in some of the toughest parts of the world’s fastest growing mega-city. The first episode uncovers life in the Olusosun rubbish dump. Here, around 1000 people live on top of the rubbish in houses built from scrap. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Rugby Union: Shute Shield 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Deadly 60 10:30 Stress Buster 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Vivian Bullwinkel: An Australian Heroine 2:50 River Stories 3:00 Childrem’s Programs 6:00 Time Team: Gateholm 6:50 Minuscule: A Butterfly’s Nightmare 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Country Town Rescue 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: 4.50 From Paddington - The final of four Agatha Christie mysteries. With no suspects, no other witnesses and no corpse could Elspeth McGillicuddy really have seen a murder from the window of the 4.50 from Paddington? 10:05 Artscape: Philip Treacy In Conversation With Virginia Trioli 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Hungry Beast: Play 1:05 Rampant: How A City Stopped A Plague 2:05 Time Team 3:00 Football: VFL: Round 4 - North Ballarat Vs Williamstown

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block 7:30 The Voice Australia 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Transporter Malfunction” (PG s) 9:30 Top Gear 11:00 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A.: “Le Bistro” (MA l) - Chef Ramsay visits a “high end” Bistro in Lighthouse Point, FL. 12:00 Men Of A Certain Age: “Can’t Let That Slide” (M l) - Greater twists and tangles mark Joe’s friendship with Manfro. Elsewhere, Owen plants hidden cameras in the dealership to observe the sales staffers’ hidden behaviour; Terry’s date night goes off course. 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Lone Rider” (M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Everyone learns of Sasha’s plans to move and Ruby is angry at Brax’s interference in her case. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Packed To The Rafters: “Answering The Call” - Julie receives a surprise invitation from the charming editor of a local paper Adam Goodman - an offer that will ultimately send her into uncharted waters but is she ready to say ‘yes’? After interviewing two male sparkies, Dave is stunned when an attractive woman arrives for the interview. 9:30 Parenthood: “Politics / Tough Love” Mark invites Sarah to a friend’s engagement party which stirs up a serious conversation about a baby in their future. 10:30 Royal Pains: “Some Pig” 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Family Law” (PG) 2:45 Spaceflies: Galaxy: Our Milky Way 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indian School: Transcendental Education 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Vince Colosimo 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “The Last Summer Of La Boyita” (M a,n) - In Spanish. Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn’t want to hang around with little kids anymore. 12:40 Movie: “Sweet Mud” (MA a,l,s) - In Hebrew, French and English. Set in Israel in the mid-seventies, 12-year-old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his kibbutz and his relationship with his mentally unstable mother. She blames her condition and the suicide of Dvir’s father on the suffocating atmosphere of kibbutz life, whilst the kibbutz members wish to denounce her. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Deadly 60 10:30 Stress Buster 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 E2: Transport 2:00 Clever Monkeys 2:55 Chilrdren’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Elmore Court, Gloucestershire 6:50 Minuscule: Gather More To Pollinate More 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Wild Life At The Zoo 8:30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 9:30 Agony Uncles 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable: The Experiment 11:55 Moving Wallpaper 12:20 Movie: “New York, New York” (PG) - Jimmy, a joint-jumpin’ saxophonist and Francine, a wannabe starlet begin a stormy relationship as they try to balance their passions for music and each other. 3:00 Football: SANFL: Round 4 - Central District Vs South Adelaide

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block 8:00 Celebrity Apprentice 8:30 TBA 9:30 The Mentalist 10:30 Unforgettable 11:30 Weeds 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 Men Of A Certain Age: “What Gets You Through The Night” (M v,s) - Owen joins forces with Terry to shoot a new commercial for the dealership. Elsewhere, Joe works to revive his store and rebuild his life, yet past relationships come back to haunt him. 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Perfect Husband” (M a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Guide To The Good Life 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Sasha discovers Felix may not need her, Henri chooses between her career and Casey and Dex gets some ‘bad boy’ coaching. 7:30 TBA 10:30 The Amazing Race 11:30 The Marriage Ref: The Marriage Ref, Tom Papa, introduces us to a married man, Tommy, who is upset his wife Tabitha has found a new love - her Blackberry. Bette Midler discovers the world’s worst dressed gay men who have a dispute neither of them should win and The Office star Craig Robinson lets in the light for a married couple that disagrees on whether the window blinds should be open or closed. 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

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Your 1 Lucky 3



ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) If you feel like trying your luck, this would be a good week. Be reasonably careful, stop at the right time, and you will end up with a good profit. Romance. Do your best to sort out a recent misunderstanding with your partner. If the problem is not nipped in the bud it could escalate.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Your mood will be fluctuating from moment to moment. At times the week, you may find it difficult to stick to anything. Romance. A powerful aspect to Uranus could bring some significant changes into your love-life over the next few weeks. It will be a while before you realise the full consequences of everything.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


This will be an excellent time to start a new project. It is important that you are prepared to keep going to the end, however. You have some good ideas, but may not realise just how much stamina you will need to carry them all out. Romance. A very direct comment from your partner will help to clear the air and settle a long-standing uncertainty. You be relieved that you now know where you stand on a crucial issue.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A financial matter which has been hanging over you for several weeks should finally be resolved. You will have to think hard to ensure that you get the best deal. Romance. A surprise phone call will put some spark into your social life. It is time for you meet more people and find someone new.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) A flexible approach will help you to get what you want. Don’t let other people’s standards prevent you from looking at this from a fresh angle. Romance. A slightly weird remark from your partner could take you by surprise. Don’t judge the situation too soon, however.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) You may be feeling a little shyer than normal at the moment. Spend time by yourself if you don’t feel very sociable. Romance. Your relationship may need a little spicing up at the moment. A surprise present for your partner would be very much appreciated.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


A telephone call later in the week will bring you into contact with a new friend. You may find this person to be surprisingly curious about your life. Romance. You will be extremely sensitive to your partner’s needs at the moment. A get-together later in the week will give them a chance to show their gratitude.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Everything will go well, provided you don’t push things too far. You will be in need of a change, and will probably manage to get most of the things that you ask for. Romance. Don’t let your partner interfere too much in your life. At times this week, you may prefer to have more independence.

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A long phone call with a friend will help you to understand their position much more clearly. You have been critical of this person recently, possibly for the wrong reasons. Romance. Make sure that you deal with an issue that has come between you and your partner. You must be clear in your own mind about what you want.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) This should be an excellent time for meeting new people, even if you are not feeling to much like it. A get-together later in the week will be especially rewarding. Romance. Someone who has ignored you up until now will be impressed by a generous gesture. You will soon have yet another admirer to contend with!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. – Stacia Tauscher


A letter from a friend living a long way away will give you food for thought. You may be a little surprised at some of the things which your friend has been up to. Romance. A conflict between your own needs and those of your partner will have to be resolved before it gets out of hand. A favourable aspect to Mercury later in the week will help you to communicate especially well together. Make sure that you get to the bottom of this problem.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You will need to look between the lines to work out what has really been going on. Recent events may not have happened in quite the way you think. Romance. Try to be very easy-going on your partner at the moment. They are going through a bit of a rough patch, and need your support. Be especially sensitive later in the week, when there may be a conflict over money.

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2012 Western Cape Bulletin Footy Tipping Competitions

Spilla's Spin... on rugby league



WEIPA BOWLs A Albatross Bay lbatross B ay CLUB RESORT, WEIPA QLD

ROUND 7 – Fri, Apr 13 - Sun, Apr 15 FRI, APR 13 SAT, APR 14


Dragons v Knights @ WIN Jubilee Oval Broncos v Raiders @ Suncorp Stadium Storm v Bulldogs @ AAMI Park Roosters v Cowboys @ TIO Stadium Sea Eagles v Titans @ Brookvale Oval Warriors v Rabbitohs @ Mt Smart Stadium Sharks v Eels @ Toyota Stadium Panthers v Wests Tigers @ Centrebet Stadium

Proud to be a Queenslander HOW good is it to be a Queenslander? It makes me laugh when I read about Kiwis being available for State of Origin selection. Let’s get one thing straight. I’m not racist, but how can a New Zealander play for our beloved State? It makes my stomach rumble when I hear about these great players looking for a way in to a honourable Maroons jersey. The Origin concept was set up for Queensland and New South Wales players only, and it will always remain that way as far as I’m concerned. With only five weeks until the first State of Origin game the banter is already starting to build up and I can’t wait to see the mighty maroons team win their seventh title in seven years. Round six of the NRL was another exciting round of football which saw some very interesting results. The Broncos are looking very good at the moment with a very classy win over the Tigers. The Rabbitohs just beat a determined Bulldogs outfit in a great

Good Friday clash in Sydney. On Super Saturday the Roosters and Titans battled it out in a scrappy affair, with the Roosters crowing over the troublesome Titans. The Sharks certainly have their bite back with a solid win over the Dragons. Easter Sunday was another successful day for the Storm as they overpowered the Cowboys. The Raiders finally won at home against the Warriors, while the Knights were too good for the Eels. Monday night footy saw Giembra’s team, the hated Sea Eagles, go into war against the prowling Panthers, and come out convincing victors with a 30 to zip scoreline. The Northern Pride suffered a third successive loss against a very determined Capras team from Rockhampton, but I’m sure the boys will be back in the winner’s circle this week with a good win over Tweed Heads, which will be televised on Imparja at 2 pm on Sunday arvo.

Scotty’s AFL round-up SO with the odds stacked against him the Bald Eagle gathered the pill with one hand at full tilt, swept out the back of the pack, and unloaded towards the 50 with the biggest load of dribble to grace these hallowed pages since the Stokesy debarkle of 2011. I appologise profusely, dear reader, for subjecting you to such one-eyed West Coast Eagles loaded repartee in response to my carefully measured request for some back-up in a time of great need. (Basically there was no way I was going to make the press early last week unless someone wrote something). But I guess I should be grateful and allow the Bald Eagle one foray into print. After all, I feel sorry for a bloke who was once such a one-eyed Bomber (he was wearing the number 18 of Paul Van Der Haar on the back of his standard Victorian family issue duffle coat while he stood in the forward pocket of Windy Hill and saw Lethal Lee Mathews knock the point post over with his bare head), yet now finds himself such a parochial

Sandgroper that he feels compelled to barrack for the Weagles. I think he is beyond help. Speaking of help, what can we do about Melbourne? I noticed even Eddie the Head has come on the tele and prophesized about some sort of plan to replace the sponsor they lost. Geez they need a hand and they are looking every bit as ordinary on the field as off. Also struggling for help a bit this week is the poor old dog catcher down at Head Office. Now, I think we all appreciate the job that gets done down there, and keeping the streets clear of rogue canines on a mission of damage and destruction is good for all feline and young humans alike. But when I set the challenge some weeks ago, and set the odds at 5-1 that he couldn’t catch our resident three-legged Beagle version of Harry Houdini I didn’t think it would take long until I received a call to say she’d been rounded up and locked away for her own safety. (The thing gets out every week). Well the weeks have gone by,

This Saturday will see the kick-off in the Goodline Cup in Weipa so get on down to the footy oval on Saturday night for some great entertainment . It will great to see the boys from Weipa, Napranum and Mapoon battling out.

Spilla’s round seven tips: Knights, Broncos, Storm, Cowboys, Sea Eagles, Warriors, Sharks, Tigers. Yours in league Spilla






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Spilla’s Supporter of the week The Weipa under 7’s are this weeks supporters of the week as they enjoy their footy at training.

Send your favourite footy photos to Spilla at or to the Bully at editor@ westerncapebulletin. and you could win the Supporter of the Month prize!

ROUND 3 – Fri, Apr 13 - Sun, Apr 15

FRI, APR 13 Carlton v Collingwood @ MCG SAT, APR 14 Richmond v Melbourne @ MCG Port Adelaide v Sydney @ AAMI Stadium Fremantle v Brisbane @ Pattersons Stadium Gold Coast v Essendon @ Metricon Stadium Western Bulldogs v St Kilda @ Etihad Stadium SUN, APR 15 GWS v West Coast @ Blacktown ISP Hawthorn v Adelaide @ MCG North Melbourne v Geelong @ Etihad Stadium

Matilda keeps getting out and pert near thumbs her nose at Authority, yet to be caught. So imagine my surprise this week when I get a happy snap sent through on the phone showing the three-legged culprit down at the library overseeing the show and supervising the dog catcher checking in overdue library books and reading stories to the kids. She has him wrapped around the Polydactyly on her one remaining hind leg. The odds of capture have blown out to 10-1. Onto the footy...and after the highlights in round one, it has to be said that if it wasn’t for the now traditional Hawks v Cats ball tearer the weekend would have been a bit of a let down. Lots of blow outs, the new kids in the expansion teams are in for a winter as long and as tough as the Nazis faced in Russia in 1942, and the standard expected for mark of the year seems to get raised week after week. (Check out Eddie Betts from Thursday if you missed it). I was actually very happy we spent



































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7 13 the weekend up at Mapoon chasing bomberbrown the crabs and barra rather than hoping mini HHH 9 13 for some entertainment from the clarky 8 13 games. As usual though, the Hawks and Cats put on another one for the * Note - Dancing Star is the adminstrator and inelegible to tip. ages on Monday and the Cats came AFL LADDER out with the cream. Mucked up my chance at a perfect nine in the tips but TEAM W L P hey, I’ll take the win any day. West Coast 2 0 8 Speaking of the tips, what a great Carlton 2 0 8 roll-up for the comp this year. As we Adelaide 2 0 8 settle into the season it will be cause Sydney 2 0 8 for reflection. Will keep you posted Essendon 2 0 8 as we go. North Melbourne 1 1 4 Next week I’m picking the Blues, St Kilda 1 1 4 Tigers, Swannies, Dockers, Dons, Hawthorn 1 1 4 Saints, Eagles, Hawks, and I’ll pick the Cats for once. Collingwood 1 1 4 Also, on Sunday morning come Geelong 1 1 4 down with the kids for a kick at the Fremantle 1 1 4 central oval at 9:30am for an hour Port Adelaide 1 1 4 or so. Trying to get a bit of Auskick Brisbane 1 1 4 action going. Helpers and players Western Bulldogs 0 2 0 most welcome, lets see if a few of us Richmond 0 2 0 can get this to work. Melbourne 0 2 0 Cheers for now, happy tipGold Coast 0 2 0 ping. GWS 0 2 0 Scotty. Western Cape Bulletin April 11, 2012 Page 21


Cape York under-12 rugby league Peninsula side named CAPE York will be represented by 20 under-12 rugby league players at the upcoming Peninsula trials. The team will travel south to play a tour game against Balaclava State School on Wednesday, April 18, followed by the Peninsula trials to be held in Innsifail on April 19, where they will be vying for State representative selection. The team has been trained by Jacob Giggliotti, who will be accompanied to the Peninsula trials by Mapoon teacher Ryan McIntyre (team manager) and Kowanyama teacher Shane Fixter (team sports trainer). If selected in the representative side players will go on to play at the State titles to be held on the Sunshine Coast. The team includes the 15 players featured on this page along with Greg Hudson from Mapoon, Cameron Hudson from Lockhart River, Craig Goggleye, Fitzroy Lawerance and Michael Zingle from Kowanyama .

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Age: 9 Position: Fullback Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Darren Lockyer Favourite coach: Spilla Favourite teacher: Mr Dorsett What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Mapoon

Jacob Johnson

Age: 11 Position: Centre/wing Favourite NRL club: Storm Favourite player: Billy Slater Favourite coach: Spilla and Mr G Favourite teacher: Mr MacGrath What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Elliott Falls

Age: 10 Position: Utility Favourite NRL club: Cowboys Favourite player: Matty Bowen Favourite coach: Wayne Bennett Favourite teacher: Miss Anderson What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Weipa

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Age: 11 Position: Hooker/lock Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Jharel Yow Yeh Favourite coach: Spilla Favourite teacher: Mr G What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Fruitbat Falls

Ezeikal Peter Age: 11 Position: Second row Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Darren Lockyer Favourite coach: Spilla and Dad Favourite teacher: Miss King-Smith What do you want to be when you are older: NRL womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s player Favourite place in the Cape: Artemius

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Age: 10 Position: Utility Favourite NRL club: Storm Favourite player: Billy Slater Favourite coach: Spilla Favourite teacher: Mr AshfordWhat do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Pennefather

Age: 11 Position: Halfback Favourite NRL club: Knights Favourite player: Benji Marshall Favourite coach: Spilla and Mr G Favourite teacher: Mr Willis What do you want to be when you are older: Truck driver Favourite place in the Cape: Bamaga

Age: 11 Position: Utility Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Darren Lockyer Favourite coach: Spilla Favourite teacher: Mr G What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Weipa

Age: 12 Position: Lock/second row Favourite NRL club: Dragons Favourite player: All NRL players Favourite coach: Spilla and Mr G Favourite teacher: Mr G What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Elliott Falls

Age: 12 Position: Front row Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Jarryd Hayne Favourite coach: Mr G Favourite teacher: Miss MacGrath What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Weipa

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Name: Ethan King Age: 10 Position: Centre/wing Favourite NRL club: Manly Favourite player: Brett Stewart Favourite coach: Spilla Favourite teacher: Mr Dumbleton What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Mapoon

Age: 11 Position: Utility Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Darren Lockyer Favourite coach: Spilla Favourite teacher: Miss MacGrath What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Mapoon

Age: 12 Position: Five-eighth Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Jonathan Thurston Favourite coach: Spilla Favourite teacher: Miss Fraser What do you want to be when you are older: Broncos player Favourite place in the Cape: Weipa

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Ethan King

Age: 12 Position: Front row Favourite NRL club: Dragons Favourite player: Jonathan Thurston Favourite coach: Mr G Favourite teacher: Miss Mariez What do you want to be when you are older: NRL player Favourite place in the Cape: Weipa

Mr G Force (Jacob Giggliotti) Age: 10 Position: Hooker Favourite NRL club: Broncos Favourite player: Matty Bowen Favourite coach: Mr G Favourite teacher: Miss Anderson What do you want to be when you are older: School principal Favourite place in the Cape: Torres Straits

Position: Coach Favourite NRL club: Cowboys Favourite coach: Mr G (myself) Favourite teacher: Mr G (myself) What do you want to be when you are older: School principal Favourite activity in the Cape: Hunting

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EASTER has passed again for another year. It was bit disappointing the Penne Road was closed, but we take it in our stride. We had glorious weather over the Easter break and I even managed to get out with Pirate, and caught a few down Redcliffs way. I received a few snaps of proof from other anglers, including Sharon Hilton with a scarce Gold Lined Morwong, and Gavin and Steven Wust who picked up a couple of different species of Morwong (I am yet to identify) while doing some shore-based ďŹ&#x201A;y ďŹ shing. A lot people call these Mother In Law ďŹ sh, but a bit of lemongrass butter brushed over a fillet while frying in garlic olive oil will make any ďŹ sh taste great. Some extra-large Spanish Mackerel patrolling off the edges of most rocky shoals, including Pera and Thudd. You will need some quality tackle if you want to land them though, as some are over the 20kg mark. We hooked up on some monster pick handles, which were in pack and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave us alone. The couple we landed were around ďŹ ve-foot long. Heard some good yarns from those who fished Duyfken. Plenty of Tuskies and Fingermark but you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get them past the Sharks. One of my regular customers was telling me that where he comes from they use an electric reel and Sharks have problems keeping up. Daiwa

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to local motocross rider W E I PA m o t o c ro s s rider Brock Clouten will be heading south this weekend for the f i r s t ro u n d o f t h e TNQ Championships, thanks to a generous donation from local company Sea Swift. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sevenround motocross series is starting earlier than in past years, which means Brock and his dad Shane were faced with a difficult trip down the still-closed Peninsula Development Road to attend the first race. Shane approached Jo and Rob Jeffrey at Sea Swift to see if they could help out, and they were more than happy to donate transport for the bike on one of their vessels until the road is opened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The road is in pretty bad shape so it would have been a long, hard trip south, with very little time for Brock to prepare for the races,â&#x20AC;? Shane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks to Sea Swift we can now fly down with time to spare and know that the bike will be arriving safe and sound.â&#x20AC;? Tw e l v e - y e a r o l d Brock raced in the 65cc class last year in the TNQ Championships series, finishing in 10th

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Motocross racer, Brock Clouten, with Weipa Sea Swiftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jo Jeffrey. Sea Swift will be transporting Brockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bike to TNQ Championship races free-of-charge until the Peninsula Development Road re-opens later in the season.

place overall. This year he will be competing in the 12 to 15 years 85cc mini-lites class and hopes to do well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big step-up but I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do okay,â&#x20AC;? Brock said. Brock will be racing in both Mareeba and

Ravenshoe this weekend, and there are another two back-to-back races in the racing calendar which are ideal for the young racer who has to travel so far to compete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We chose this series for Brock to compete in because of the back-

to-back racing,â&#x20AC;? Shane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Racing both Saturday and Sunday we get the most out of our racing, rather than going all that way for one race.â&#x20AC;? Brock also received sponsorship stickers for his bike from Jo and Rob

at Sea Swift which he will be proudly displaying at races. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to thank Jo, Rob and Sea Swift for their support, as without it I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been able to compete until later in the series,â&#x20AC;? Brock concluded.

Western Cape Bulletin 11 April 2012  
Western Cape Bulletin 11 April 2012  

Western Cape Bulletin 11 April 2012