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Back: WTA elected member Trevor Snodgrass, chairman Peter McCulkin, deputy chair Stretch Noonan. Front: WTA elected member Brooke Barton, with Carrie Gay as she hands over her gavel on election night.

Record number of voters decide Weipa’s leaders

THE people of Weipa turned out en masse last Saturday to have their say in the Weipa Town Authority elections. A record 588 votes were recorded on the day and in pre-polling, which is an excellent result considering

voting in the Weipa elections is not compulsory. Weipa Town Authority chief executive officer, Ian Pressley believes the overwhelming community response was due to the interest generated by the candidates’ campaigns.

“There was obviously a lot of interest in the outcome of the elections, and the future of the town’s governance, as 42 per cent of the Weipa electoral roll turned out to vote,” Mr Pressley said. UU continued page 2

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Record number of votes cast in Weipa election UU from page 1

“The previous best was 25 per cent in 2004. All candidates, and the community, need to be commended for the fantastic turn out.” And every last vote certainly counted, as Peter McCulkin secured his position as WTA chairperson by one vote from fellow candidate Ian McNamara and there were only five votes separating the successful elected members Brooke Barton, Stretch Noonan and Trevor Snodgrass. “The voting was so close the count was conducted several times in the presence of scrutineers and three candidates before confirming the result,” Mr Pressley said. At a post-election function held at the Albatross Bay Resort, which included announcement of the results, former WTA chair Carrie Gay thanked all candidates and the community before handing over to the new chairperson,

Newly-elected WTA chair, Peter McCulkin reads publicly his declaration of office.

WTA deputy chair, Stretch Noonan, with WTA CEO Ian Pressley at the declaration of office signing on Monday morning.

Publicly reading her declaration of office, Brooke Barton is now a WTA elected member.

WTA CEO Ian Pressley congratulates elected member Trevor Snodgrass on the signing of his declaration of office.

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WTA CEO Ian Pressley oversees Rio Tinto appointed representative Troy McNamara’s signing of the declaration of office.

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the position of deputy chairperson, which was won by Stretch Noonan. The first meeting of the new Weipa Town Authority will be held at the council chambers

each councillor. Do take them with you after we finish here, and I expect you to have studied them before I visit again next month. No, you don’t have to learn everything, councillor. Just try and remember the main headings, and the staff members are here to help. They will always let you know if you do something wrong. Well, no, councillor. You can’t fire anyone. You have to understand the staff does not work for you. They work for me and the department. You are being welcomed into the family, and I’m sure we’ll all get along famously, as long

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Lest we forget... E S T I M AT E S o f around 1,000 people attended the Weipa ANZAC Day dawn service last Wednesday. Local Weipa RSL Sub-Branch members were thrilled with the attendance, which they said was increasing every year. Following the service, hundreds of people headed to Evans Landing to join the troops from Bravo Coy 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment for breakfast. Many stayed to toast the ANZACs with a few cold beverages, and tried their luck at crown and anchor or two-up. The ANZAC tradition continued into the afternoon with a special Aussie barbecue, live music and two-up at the Weipa Bowls Club. Tw o A u r u k u n men, Stan Kalkeeyorta and Philip Marpoondin were presented with the Australian Defence

Medal (ADM) prior to ANZAC Day. The ADM was established to recognise Australian Defence Force Regular and Reserve personnel who have demonstrated their commitment and contribution to the nation, by serving for an initial enlistment period or four years service, whichever is the lesser. Her Majesty the Queen approved the Regulations and Letters Patent for the medal on March 20, 2006 and these were promulgated in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. S48 of March 30, 2006. The medals were presented to Mr Kalkeeyorta and and Mr Marpoondin by Bravo Coy, 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment OC (Officer Commanding), Major Jamie Heron in a special ceremony conducted in the Aurukun community.


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7am at the swimming pool carpark. To register go to the Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Classic website (www.mothersdayclassic. and click on the Weipa event and add your details. Registrations will be taken on the day from 6.30am to 7am. The course is a five kilometre run and a two kilometre run or walk for the whole family to participate in. The fun run/walk will also have a Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day barbecue breakfast. All entry fees and donations will go towards the National Breast Cancer Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research programs. For more information contact Bianca Graham on 0417 783 461 or Anna Drum on 0417 140 394. For general exercise assistance people can visit event organiser, Kris Walker, at the Weipa Fitness centre located at Single Person Quarters, Rocky Point.

Further election results THE Western Cape Bulletin will be publishing the full results of the local council elections held in Aurukun, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon and Napranum in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. Full results were not available at time of going to press as counting in some areas had not been completed.


Andoom Oval Draft Master Plan available for public feedback THE Acting Chair of Weipa Town Authority, Mr Stretch Noonan has encouraged residents to provide feedback on a Draft Master Plan for Andoom Oval (also known as Eastern Oval). â&#x20AC;&#x153;In March, consultants Strategic Leisure Group conferred with the main user groups of Andoom Oval to develop a draft master plan for consideration by the communityâ&#x20AC;?, Mr Noonan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are asking residents to review the master plan that has been drafted and tell us what they think.â&#x20AC;?

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. It incorporates a written report and a concept plan for Andoom Oval, prepared by consultants Strategic Leisure Group on behalf of Weipa Town Authority. Importantly, the master plan includes consideration of formal sport and community events such as field sports and the bull ride, as well as ensuring local residents have parkland

providing for informal activities such as walking, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play and exercise. Residents are encouraged to access the master plan and provide feedback before Friday, May 25, 2012. If you would like to know more about the study, visit Weipa Town Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.weipatownoffice. com, contact the study team as listed below, or Weipa Town Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sport and Recreation Coordinator, Richelle Ryan 0477 040 708.

To access the Andoom Oval Draft Master Plan: â&#x20AC;˘ View a copy on Weipa Town Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website â&#x20AC;˘ View a copy at the Weipa Town Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. â&#x20AC;˘ Email or call 4055 6250.

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Western Cape College Leads to Careers Expo THE Western Cape College recently held their Career Expo which was again hugely successful. With over 40 organisations or industries represented, some businesses sent representatives from Cairns, Brisbane, and as far away as Perth, to ensure WCC students had access to the best information about careers in the respective organisations. Students particularly enjoyed the Queensland Health display who had a mock accident and emergency centre set up, and the Defence Force display was also popular with most students being unable to walk past without having a turn. David Penney, from the Mercure Cairns Harbourside brought along a formal table setting, and inspired students with stories of his international experiences, and Sodexo provided a chef, who demonstrated knife skills to the students. The WCC would like to extend their gratitude to all organisations who participated in the Career Expo: Queensland Apprenticeship Services, ITEC Employment, Centrelink, Job Find, CEA, Indigenous Pathway Solutions, P-Plate, Construction Skills Queensland, Western Cape York Driving School, Rio Tinto Alcan, Skills 360, Weipa Bowls Club, DEEDI, Heritage Hair, Fire and Rescue, Queensland Ambulance, Queensland Police, Sea Swift, Sodexo, Goodline, DAFF Biosecurities and Customs, James Cook University and Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE.

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Work Start Team present jobseeker expo THE Indigenous PathWays Solutions Work Start Program team saw the culmination of their certificate training this week with the presentation of the IPS Jobseeker Expo. The expo was attended by local Traditional Owners, employers and key Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa staff. At the successful expo the IPS team demonstrated a high level of professionalism through their organisation and planning skills. T h a n k y o u t o Tr a i n i n g Connections Australia for the implementation of the Bringing Skills to Life Certificate training component of the IPS WSP.

Thank you also to Sodexo, Woolworths and Weipa Town Authority our sponsors whose contributions added to the success of the expo. The team will get down to business next week with the commencement of work shadowing. The IPS team will work shadowing with RTA, Northern Haulage and Diesel Services, and other local employers to increase their knowledge and understanding of the employment requirements with these companies. The team will also be increasing their knowledge and assessing their individual role suitability.

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Arts identity opens first solo exhibition JACK Andrew Wilkie-Jans is set to hold his first solo exhibition from May 1 to 5, with the official opening to be held on May 5 at C.1907 Contemporary Gallery and Art Space in Cairns. After a long career in the arts as a commentator and arts worker, this will be Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first exhibition. The exhibition titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First, and Last, Fleetâ&#x20AC;? is the culmination of Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career so far, and has been promoted by the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and financially supported by the WCCCA. The exhibition will attempt to depict feelings evoked by the famous ships of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Fleet which changed the historic, future, cultural and social context forever for both Indigenous and NonIndigenous Australians. The exhibition will depict these ships, along with the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perception of the emotions at that time through dada, abstract, expressionist and impressionist paintings and sculpture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The absence of Aboriginality in an exhibition about the most notable moment in Australian history makes the message of traditional culture and the voice of the first Aus-

Arts identity Jack Andrew Wilkie-Jansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First, and Last, Fleetâ&#x20AC;? will run from May 1 to May 5.

tralians even louder, without a single word about it having being said,â&#x20AC;? Jack said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to be giving the viewer a sense of modern art meets old fashioned art, by using a medium that is as daring and unpredictable as wax to create paintings of such a tried and tested subject matter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope this exhibition gives the viewer ideas as to how their creative practice, much

like mine, can draw off of something old and historical and be able to breathe new life into it,â&#x20AC;? he said. The opening event will include complementary food and drinks, artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speech, a poetry reading from one of Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state finalists for the National Poetry Slam, A&TSI Affairs Advocate, chairperson of the Cairns branch of the Deaths In Custody Watch

Group, Jean Little OAM and guest speeches including Cairns Indigenous Art Fair artistic director Avril Quaill. The exhibition will run from May 1 to 5, with the opening event on May 5 from 5.30 to 9.30pm. C.1907 Contemporary Gallery and Artspace, an initiative of the Cairns Regional Council, is located in Lake Street, City Place, Cairns.

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Daphne Naden, Aleta Bates, Aileen Ado and Vide Smith are pleased to be offering a regular arts program to the indigenous people of the Napranum community.

THE Napranum Indigenous Arts Program (NIAP) was launched with a community barbecue at the Ruchook Festival Grounds in Napranum on April 18. The program was developed by Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE (TNQIT) in partnership with Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council, Far North Qld Rural Division of Practitioners, CEA, Job Find, ITEC, Western Cape Regional Partnership Agreement,

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WTA election candidates say thank you Peter McCulkin I AM grateful to the voters who have empowered me to take on the role of chairman of the Weipa Town Authority. I am proud to have the elected members Brooke Barton, Trevor Snodgrass and Stretch Noonan at my side for the next four years, and I look forward to working with, and building a very close relationship with, our two Rio Tinto appointed members Ben Laidlaw and Troy McNamara. I also look forward to possibly welcoming a new Traditional Owner appointee in the very near future. I am grateful for Ian McNamara and the other candidates who sought this role. Their convictions have significantly strengthened Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governance process, as evidenced by an historic voter turn-out and election result. I have taken notice of the closeness of the election result. Ian and I have agreed to meet regularly as a consequence, and I will certainly be heeding his sage advice. I commend the former chair Mrs Carrie Gay for her leadership and accomplishments over the past four years. It has been our former colleagues who endorsed Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Plan, developed in broad consultation with Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents. The Plan has provided this new team with a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blueprintâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the future. I am fully committed to reporting to the residents of Weipa on its implementation. Thank you again for your trust in me and the team, we will be listening to you, our constituents. Peter McCulkin Chairman Weipa Town Authority

Stretch Noonan I WOULD like to thank all the people of Weipa who took five minutes out of their lives to have their say in the outcome of the WTA election last Saturday, and at the pre-polling. We had a record number

of voters which shows the excitement that was generated by the candidates, and the care people have for our town. All the candidates in the election offered great leadership values for the town of Weipa, and for those of us that were voted in as members and chair, may we represent you to the best of our ability, and help steer Weipa towards being a better town for everyone now, and in the future. I offer my condolences to those who were not voted in, but we the elected will endeavour to make you and the town proud of our work over the next four years. Stretch Noonan Deputy Chair Weipa Town Authority

Trevor Snodgrass THANK you to all who voted for me in the recent Local Council election. I will be doing my very best to carry out my promises. As previously stated I am keen to see the town progress in a controlled way. Normalisation, in my opinion, is some way off, however we should be moving in that direction. Thanks once again for your support. Trevor Snodgrass Elected Member Weipa Town Authority

Brooke Barton THANK you to everyone who took time out of their day to turn up on Saturday and vote at the Weipa elections. There was some very stiff competition, and some amazing candidates threw their hat in the ring! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to congratulate everyone (Tammy Freeman, Peter Miller, Stefan Le Roux, Trevor Snodgrass, Stretch Noonan, Bill Ennis, Gina Jenkins, Ian McNamara and Peter McCulkin) on the time and effort they spent on their campaigns, and therefore the interest they generated for these elections. Ultimately, there is only one chair and three elected member positions and I am really proud and excited to be working

with Peter McCulkin, Trevor Snodgrass, Stretch Noonan, along with Ben Laidlaw, Troy McNamara, the appointed Traditional Owner and the WTA staff. Thanks again to everyone who supported me, and to my husband, Bart, and daughter, Kayla-Ruth, for being so patient and understanding (even after living on noodles for the past month)! I look forward to serving the next four years as a member of the WTA council and to serving the people of Weipa in this role. Brooke Barton Elected Member Weipa Town Authority

Stefan Le Roux WELL, the people have spoken. Their decision is sovereign and we must all respect it. I wish good luck to those who will govern Weipa for the next four years. I also want to extend a heartfelt word of thanks to those who have nominated and supported me throughout the election and those who have taken the time to vote for me on Saturday. To those who have not voted for me, there will be another opportunity in four years. To Mr Ian McNamara I wish to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;well done sir!â&#x20AC;? You might not have the position, but you have much more. You have the respect and admiration of an entire community. This is something you have earned the hard way; it does not come through a position. The way in which you conducted youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re campaign reminded me of the famous words of Eldridge Cleaver: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Respect commands itself - it can neither be given nor withheld when it is dueâ&#x20AC;?. God bless. Stefan Le Roux

Tammy Freeman THANK you so much to the 260 people who took the time to come and vote for me on Saturday for the WTA Election, I really appreciate your support.

Thanks to my fantastic family for all your support during the campaign, and to the team at Weipa Community Care for putting up with me during the campaign. On Saturday Weipa spoke out to the complicated administration arrangements that we live under, and the government, that we are ready to be heard. An overwhelming turn out to vote - congratulations Weipa. The camaraderie amongst all of the candidates that turned up to greet the community on voting day was demonstrative of the fact that we were all there for the right reasons, the betterment of our community. I was very proud to be part of that fine group of people on election day. Congratulations to our new chair, Peter McCulkin, you will be fantastic Pete. Well done to the successful new WTA members, Brooke Barton, Stretch Noonan and Trevor Snodgrass. I am super proud that if I had to be knocked out of the race that it was the fabulous Brooke Barton and Stretch Noonan that did it. I know you both will truly work for the community without bias, and with integrity. We had a great turnout for the vote on Saturday, and it was fantastic to see Weipa cares so much about our future. To our new Weipa leadership team, I wish you all the best for the next four years. Tammy Freeman

Peter Miller I WOULD like to offer my congratulations to all the successful candidates in the local elections. A big thank you to the returning officer and his team, and a special thank you to all who voted, whether it was for me or not. For me there will be no more night time meetings, time to catch up on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home and Awayâ&#x20AC;?, and perhaps re-introduce my boat to the water. Thanks everyone. Peter Miller

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Fond farewell after 30 years

ANZAC Day was celebrated in fine style at the Weipa Bowls Club last week. Two-up was a huge success, thanks to Kenny Pappinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard work, and was enjoyed by many. Weipa Bowls Club will donate $1513 to Legacy, raised from patron donations and a sausage sizzle ($2 from each sale went to Legacy). I would like to thank the 51st Battalion for lending us the tarp, and also the Weipa residents for supporting this Legacy fundraiser so enthusiastically. Nick Prus General manager/secretary Weipa Bowls Club

C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S t o Peter McCulkin, newly elected chair of Weipa Town Authority, and elected members Trevor Snodgrass, Brooke Barton and Stretch Noonan. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to an exciting four years for Weipa. To the other candidates - you are all winners, and obviously care deeply about the town. I admire everyone who puts themselves forward to serve. With my departure, Weipa does now not have a civil marriage celebrant. I would urge anyone who would be interested in this role to enrol in Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy from TAFE or a private provider.

It can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. You do not make much money out of it as the average number of local weddings is about eight annually. Until there is a qualified celebrant I am willing to perform Weipa weddings for the cost of an airfare from Cairns. Of course, if you are coming to Cairns to be married and want a civil wedding, I would be delighted to be your celebrant. You may contact me by e-mail: or phone 0488 697 765. Thank you Weipa for all your best wishes. Keith and I have loved our 30 years in this fine town. Carrie Gay

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PERRY Adlawan and his 10-year old daughter Jayrah are the latest Weipa residents to become Australian citizens following a ceremony at the Weipa Town Authority chambers April 19, 2012. The proud moment was shared with family, friends and WTA members and staff, and followed by a celebratory afternoon tea. Pictured with Perry and Jayrah are former WTA chair, Carrie Gay (left) and WTA chief executive ofďŹ cer, Ian Pressley.

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Design a logo for the Weipa Visitor Information Centre

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THE Weipa Visitor Information Centre is due to re-open it’s doors on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 but is in need of some help. The centre supplies local information to visitors and tourists, as well as displaying and selling local arts and crafts, and is staffed by volunteers. There is currently a shortage of helping hands in the centre and anyone with a few hours to spare is asked to pop in and see the girls and have a chat about volunteering their time to help man the store. The centre is also looking for assistance to create a logo and a name for the information centre and the

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Weipa Visitor Information Centre Name and Logo Competition TERMS AND CONDITIONS The Weipa Visitor Information Centre Name and Logo Competition runs from Wednesday, May 2, 2012 until Saturday, May 26, 2012. Entries are to be submitted either digitally to or personally at either of the Weipa Service Centres. Submitted artwork must be your original creation. All contestants will be required to agree to the Name and Logo Competition contest terms and conditions in order to enter. The Name and Logo Competition will be judged by the Weipa Visitor Information Centre committee. By entering this competition, each contestant consents to the use of his/her name, and/or artwork in

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any merchandise, advertisements, educational materials or publicity carried out or produced by the Weipa Visitor Information Centre and its advertising and promotional agencies without further notice or compensation. Weipa Visitor Information Centre can publish or decline to publish, or use or decline to use, any submitted artwork at the Weipa Visitor Information Centre’s sole discretion. In turn, the contestant still retains the rights to use and publish their artwork. The grand prize winner will receive $100. The Weipa Visitor Information Centre’s rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to this competition and the awarding of prizes. All entries become the property of the Weipa Visitor Information Centre and will not be returned.


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winning entry will win $100. In keeping with the centre’s educational and recycling theme the logo design should incorporate a turtle, and the girls would like to see how YOU see the turtle. Designs ideas could include conservation of endangered turtles, ghost nets or breeding, to name just a few. Incorporated in your design should be a name for the centre which reflects the town and our unique location and culture. Entries can be emailed to or dropped into Weipa Service Centre by May 26, 2012. Full conditions of entry below.

The Jewish spiritual leaders did not like messengers of God to tell them what to do, which is the same as not wanting to listen to God. In the end God sent his Son Jesus as a messenger and they were in the process of rejecting and killing him too. In his following parable to these leaders the Lord, in verses 9-11 said that he was like a cornerstone of a building, a stone that was very important in the stone building works of the time. “What then will the owner of the vineyard do?” asked Jesus. He will come and kill those tenants and hand the vineyard over to oth-

ers. Surely you have read this scripture? The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all. This was done by the Lord; what a wonderful sight it is!” Because of this rejection the Lord God was going to hand his blessings over to the Gentile peoples (non-Jews), and the Lord would be the most important cornerstone in his building of his new people, known together as the Church. Although the Church would consist of both Jews and Gentiles, by far the most people in the Church would be Gentiles. Like the Jewish

spiritual leaders, the acceptance or rejection of Jesus, even today, will lead to either eternal life or eternal rejection by God. The choice is still available today and ours, so don’t put it off any longer in accepting Jesus as Lord of your life. “Hear what God says: When the time came for me to show you favour, I heard you; when the day arrived for me to save you, I helped you.” Listen! This is the hour to receive God’s favour; today is the day to be saved! (2 Corinthians Ch 6 v2). The Lord be with you! Rev Michael Connolly.


Looking after your knees

Knee pain Knee injuries are very common, but can be avoided if the right precautions and preventative methods are used. Risk factors for knee pain include aging, athletic activities, and trauma injuries. The complexity of the design of the knee joint, and the fact that it is an active weight-bearing joint, are factors in making the knee one of the most commonly injured joints. Knee pain is a common complaint for middle-aged and older adults, and often results from persistent strains over many years or minor injuries early in life. Most knee injuries are caused by ligament sprains and cartilage tears, which result from certain types of movements which can be avoided. Other knee injuries are the result of consistent wear and tear on the joint caused from weak muscles around the knee or an irregular gait. In general, women are at a higher risk for both sports-related and nonathletic injuries to the knee, but anyone, regardless of gender or activity level, can benefit from behaviours that

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promote knee health. Develop a healthy fitness routine for your knees • Do exercises that strengthen the leg muscles, such as stair climbing or uphill walking, cycling and water jogging to stabilise the knee and avoid placing too much pressure on the joint. • Always warm up before exercising, and cool down afterward with light activity, such as walking. • Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings regularly, particularly after exercising, to alleviate tension on the knee. • Avoid exercise that places too much strain on the knee. Increase the impact of your fitness routine gradually, particularly on high-impact activities, like running. Care for your knees in daily activities • Wear shoes that promote proper knee alignment. Well-fitting shoes should balance your foot and prevent the foot rolling inward. Check your shoe soles for normal wear, which should occur along the heel, outer edge and ball of the foot, and ask your doctor about orthopaedic shoes if you experience abnormalities

in your gait. • Avoid hyper-extending the knee. Never stand with your knees locked, but instead allow a slight bend in your knee at all times when standing or walking. • Adopt a plan for fitness and nutrition that helps you stay in shape. People who are overweight are at higher risk for knee injuries and other joint pain. • Do well-rounded stretching of your legs regularly, even if you don’t have a fitness routine. Daily stretching helps maintain healthy knees in your everyday activities. Tips • If you play a seasonal sport, engage in cross-training or weight training year round to maintain your knee strength and avoid injury during your usual season. • If you feel knee pain developing, avoid further injury by resting, icing down your knee, using compression bandages and elevating the knee.

Shane Edwards spreads Accor group’s reconciliation message AS the Indigenous champion for Accor Hotels in Queensland, Shane Edwards provides a critical link between the hospitality business and the people of remote Cape York and the Torres Strait. Mr Edwards is taking Accor’s reconciliation message beyond his own state and community to share personal experiences and Accor’s progressive approach to indigenous employment as part of last month’s inaugural Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC). “Hotels are great catalyst to build diversity and acceptance,” said Mr Edwards, who is also general manager of Accor’s Mercure Cairns Harbourside hotel in Cairns. “Tourism and hospitality can genuinely provide help increase awareness for indigenous cultures, both locally, nationally and at an international level. “It’s my belief that tourism – especially the hotel industry - has and will continue to play a major role in the reconciliation process.” Mr Edwards joined several guest speakers and more than 150 delegates from across the region as part of the PAITC event which was held in Darwin recently. He said the theme, Tourism and Indigenous People – Enriching our Future Together, provided a chance to unite a host of speakers from different backgrounds to share their insights into some of the trends, opportunities and challenges of indigenous tourism in the region. “The people we employ across the Accor hotel network are a melting pot of nationalities and provide a tolerant environment to accept different cultures – not least of all indigenous cultures - as part of our DNA,” said Mr Edwards. “The true diversity of guests that move through the Accor hotel network every day not only provides staff with exposure to different cultures, but allows individuals working with in hotels the chance to express and promote their own heritage and background.” Mr Edwards said that in regional areas like North Queensland, that equates to an increased awareness for

Indigenous champion for Accor Hotels in Queensland, Shane Edwards.

Australia’s indigenous culture thanks to an increased number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff now being employed, not just by Accor, but many other progressive operators playing their part in making a change. “My role of Indigenous champion was first established to assist our company in implementing many different initiatives into our region, following Accor’s commitment to our reconciliation action plan or ‘RAP’. “I’m proud to represent Accor’s experiences and share them with others in the hopes we can encourage other organisations and companies to connect with indigenous Australian’s.” The Accor hotel network commenced its national Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in March 2011, and through many initiatives are well on the pathway to achieving its first year commitments. In Queensland, Accor recently completed two job ready programs, employing 18 trainees throughout the region’s Accor network of hotels. Accor’s nationwide partnership with Reconciliation Australia highlights an ongoing commitment to improving meaningful relationships and sustainable opportunities through initiatives such as employment. RAP follows on from Accor’s pioneering ‘Indigenous Employment Program’ established in 2001. The Program has since seen over 500 Indigenous Australians employed throughout Accor’s Australian hotel network.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Got an event coming up? Send us an email detailing the event name, date, time and location to: and we’ll include it in the Community Calendar at no charge! MAY

Wednesday 2

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

Thursday 10

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

Friday 18

Weipa BMX sign-on from 6pm. Free sausage sizzle and practice racing.

Saturday 19

Big screen movie night Kung Fu Panda 2 on the lawn behind the WTA chambers. Bring your own chair or rug.

Saturday 19

Wine by the Sea - It’s a Circus Spectacular at the Albatross Hotel at 6pm.

Friday 25

BMX official racing begins tonight. JUNE

Wednesday 6

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

Thursday 14

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

Western Cape Assembly of God presents “Equip and Empower” Conference. Key Thursday 28 to speaker - Wayne Alcom. All Sunday 1 July are welcome. Contact Ps Semi Ratucoka on 0458 530 854. JULY

Wednesday 4

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

Thursday 12

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

Wednesday 1

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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Early ANZAC toast

Members of B Coy 51FNQR get an early start to Anzac Day on Tuesday night April 24. The group are toasting the men of the 51st Bn who fought in the First World War at the Battle of Villers Bretonneux on April 24, 1918.

Dasha and Merrie celebrated their Anniversary and Dashaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday.

Carrie and Keith at their last ANZAC breakfast in Weipa.

Dave, Aedan and Martin caught up for a few refreshments at Bravo Company.

Brittany, Pippa and Berry enjoying the celebration at Bravo Company.

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Ian and Shirley with Dave the winning bidder for the last miniature slouch hat to be made.

Mark and Jenny enjoyeed the breakfast at Bravo Company Headquarters.

Ben and Rob were having a day off doing maintenance on the Army machinery to remember the ANZACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

Agnieszka and Nick at the breakfast put on at Bravo Company.

Michael and Joanne were selling memorabilia at the RSL stall.


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5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Being Spanish 10:35 Behind The News 11:00 Country House Rescue 11:45 Big Ideas Sampler 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Surviving Extremes 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 My Family 6:00 River Cottage: Autumn 6:50 Minuscule: The Grocery Store Incident 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Silk (M d) Tough, smart and sharp legal drama following the tension, passion and intrigue of Martha Costello and Clive Reader, two brilliant rival barristers on the front line of criminal law. CAST: Rupert Penry-Jones 9:30 Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy - Featuring interviews with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Captain Cook: Obsession And Discovery: Taking Command 12:25 The Clinic 2:15 At The Movies: Short Cuts 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 7 - East Fremantle Vs South 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 Block 8:00 Celebrity Apprentice: “Celebrity Funfair”- It’s carnival time and the teams will be split down the middle running one side of the Funfair each. Don’t expect just your average jumping castles though, the celebrities will have to work hard for their money, with being dunked just the start! 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 - Join the Logie Award winning Footy Show for its 19th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and Matthew Lloyd as they go where no other show dares. 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: “The Net 2.0”(M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 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 & Away 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 Grey’s Anatomy: “This Magic Moment” The doctors split into teams for a risky surgery involving conjoined twins. Bailey recruits Meredith to be a buffer beteen her and Ben when he puts pressure on moving their relationship to a more serious level and Richard teaches Alex a tough lesson in the OR. 10:00 Desperate Housewives: “Is This What You Call Love?” 11:00 Private Practice: “The Standing Eight Count” 12:00 My Big Friggin Wedding: “Let’s Friggin’Party” 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 6:45 World News 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: Bush Pilots Of Alaska 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 8:00 How To Cook Like Heston: Cheese 8:30 Heston’s Fishy Feast 9:30 The Family UK: You’re The One - Shay and Sunny’s wedding preparations are in full swing but Shay’s family are still the missing link. With no one to give her away on the big day, Shay is left questioning if blood really does run thicker than water. 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Dave In The Life: Politician 12:35 Movie: “Taxidermia” (MA l,s,a,n) - In Hungarian. György Pálfi’s grotesque tale of three generations of Hungarian men who pursue their extreme appetites for sex, food, and immortality. 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight


5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Childrens Programmes 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:00 Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Yorkshire 6:50 Minuscule: Sunburn 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 QI: Illness (PG) - Stephen Fry displays his breeziest and most patronising bedside manner for an episode that’s all about illness, infection and injury. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: (M,v) Blood And Circuses The circus is in town and when one of the sideshow acts is murdered, Phryne poses as a magician’s assistant to investigate. CAST: Essie Davis 9:30 The Shadow Line: (Final) M l,v) - Bede desperately tries to complete this final drug deal as his wife’s condition deteriorates, while Gabriel is inexorably drawn to a shocking confrontation with Gatehouse. CAST: Stephen Rea 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 (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

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 Friday Night Football: North Queensland Cowboys v St George Illawarra Dragons. - Live from Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville 9:30 Friday Night Football: Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs - ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 11:30 Movie: Any Which Way You Can (M v, 1980)- Tough guy Philo and his sidekick, Clyde, fight crooks, stupid cops and bikers in this hilarious sequel to 1978’s Every Which Way But Loose. Starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith 1:40 Movie: Dracula A.D. 72 (M v,h 1972) - When a group of swinging Satan worshipers in the ultra-mod London of 1972 resurrect Dracula, the blood-sucking count will stop at nothing to exact revenge from the descendants of the man who killed him 100 years before. Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Stephanie Beacham. 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 The Midday Movie: Leatherheads (PG v,l 2008) Set in the 1920s, a pro football player convinces a college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under. Starring George Clooney, Rene Zellweger 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Lab Rats 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 6: Western Bulldogs v Collingwood 11:00 Most Shocking: Top 20 - Dumb Dudes 12:00 True Beauty - Our beauties will be attending a red carpet party where they will be the guests of honour. They will be judged on their poise and presentation as they walk the red carpet and work the crowd. However, Vanessa announces one more twist; they will each have a surprise partner. Hosted by VANESSA MINNILLO. 2:00 Special: Animal Cunning - A documentary researching animal intelligence and if they are capable of rational thought. 3:00 Infomercials -Shopping programme. 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Rituals: Around the World in 80 Faiths: Australasia and Indonesia 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: Oman 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Rosyth to Hull - In Tyneside, Neil Oliver challenges the women of Cullercoats to drag a heavy lifeboat over miles of headland in an effort to re-create a rescue carried out by their ancestors nearly 150 years previously. 8:35 Titanic: The Mission: Safety - Four modern day engineers attempt to rebuild sections of the Titanic, using the tools and techniques of the early twentieth century. 9:30 As It Happened: The Long March to Freedom: Captivity - This three-part series tells, for the first time, the story of the thousands of British, American and Commonwealth POWs who were forced to march from Poland to Germany in the winter of 1945, to evade the advancing Soviet army. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: A Frozen Flower 1:25 Kurt Wallander: The Container Lorry - A semi-trailer is found dumped near a lake in the south of Sweden with a container full of dead people, and one crying baby. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer (PG) 11:00 Spicks And Specks: 200th Episode Spectacular 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 A Quiet Word... Lily Tomlin 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 QI: Illness 1:30 Eggheads 2:00 The Wonder Years: Dance With Me 2:30 Treks In A Wild World: Northern Territory, Australia 3:00 At The Movies: Short Cuts 3:15 Movie: The Grass Is Greener 4:55 Bill’s Tasty Weekends: Isle Of Wight 5:40 Wild At Heart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: (PG) Objects Of Desire 8:30 Whitechapel: (M,v) - AThe bodies of two women, dismembered by the same weapon, and killed by the same poison... What can Chandler and the team learn from past cases, to help them find the killer? CAST: Rupert Penry-Jones. 9:20 Five Days: (M a,v) - DAY 8: A week since the train hit ‘Lola’ and an abandoned baby, Michael, was discovered in the hospital, Laurie and Mal are getting closer. Nusrat’s younger brother returns from Pakistan. CAST: Suranne Jones, David Morrissey 10:20 United States Of Tara: Work (M l,s) - HD. Tara’s new friendship with Tiffany ends in disaster, after the mural Tara had been working on for her is destroyed. 10:50 United States Of Tara: Inspiration (M l,s) 11:15 Rage Guest Programmer (MA l,d,h,n,s,v.)

6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today Saturday 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 PWC 10:30 Getaway 11:00 Kids’ WB 11:05 Ben10: Ultimate Alien 11:30 Thundercats 12:00 Wakkaville 12:30 Pixel Pinkie 1:00 A Gurl’s Wurld 1:30 Gasp 2:00 The Saddle Club 2:30 Kitchen Whiz 3:00 Pyramid 3:30 The Fresh Prince Of Belair 4:00 The Best Of Australia 5:00 National News - First At Five 5:30 Your 4x4 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:40 The Voice: Let The Battles Begin - Part 1 9:40 Movie: Ocean’s Thirteen (PG l,v,s 2007) - It’s bolder, riskier, the most dazzling heist yet. George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon reteam for a split second caper that stacks the deck with wit, style and cool. 12:10 Movie: All The Presidents Men (M l, 1976) - Two Washington Post investigative reporters cover a seemingly routine story of a break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington’s Watergate office building. Based on the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward about the Watergate scandal. Starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman. 2:45 The Baron: The Maze (PG) 3:45 Nine Presents: John Farnham - The Acoustic Chapel Sessions 4:00 Danoz Direct 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Stitch! 6:30 Handy Manny 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 The Woodlies 10:30 Zeke’s Pad 11:00 Castaway 12:00 Minute To Win It 1:00 TBA 1:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Essendon v Brisbane 4:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Gold Coast v Fremantle 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Sydney v Adelaide 11:00 Parking Wars *Double Episode*(PG) - A real-life look at the people on the front lines of parking enforcement. 12:00 The Late Movie: Our House (M 2006) - In response to a good deed, a wealthy widow opens her home to the homeless amid the objections of her family and friends. Starring Doris Roberts, Judy Reyes, Jim Cody Williams, Stacy Solodkin, E.J Callahan, DeborahVan Valkenburgh, Omar J Dorsey and Ellen Geer. 2:00 Special - The Super Dragons - Meet a group of Aboriginal people whose existence, even today, is closely related to a particular group of lizards. 3:00 Auction Squad: The squad are battling heatstroke and wallpaper that just won’t budge. 5:00 Dr Oz: Stress In Your Relationship Makes You Sick - Dr Oz examines how stress in relationships can make you ill. Dr Oz reveals the top health secret women keep: incontinence. Plus a Latin dance workout.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2:45 The Chopin Etudes 2:50 Kathleen Ferrier 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven: Waldstein 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Frank Sinatra Sings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections: Burj Al Arab 8:30 RocKwiz: Vanessa Amorosi & Ashley Naylor 9:15 Movie: Sunshine Cleaning (M a,s,l 2008) - In order to raise the tuition to send her drop-out son to private school, Rose starts an unusual business with her slacker sister Norah, cleaning up after death. A poignant and bittersweet film, about respect, love and clearing up body parts. Directed by Christine Jeffs and stars Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin. 11:00 Shintaro - Looks at the 1960s cross-cultural TV sensation that was ‘The Samurai’. Imported from Japan, dubbed into American English, it was a smash hit, astonishing broadcasters, advertisers, the press and critics alike. 12:00 South Park: The Early Years: Halloween: Pink Eye 12:30 South Park: The Early Years: An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig. 1:00 FA Cup Final 2012 - Live from Wembley Stadium, London. 4:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 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: Northumberland 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: Pole Position 2:00 New Tricks: Objects Of Desire 3:00 Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit Of The Rural Studio 4:00 Daniel Libeskind: Denver Art Museum, Frederick C. Hamilton Building 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: May 5:00 Voyage To The Planets: Mars 5:50 Minuscule: The Wing Case 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: Hospital Chaplains: Why Me? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Two on the Great Divide (Final) (PG) John and Tim travel through Queensland, ending up just seven kilometres from PNG. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Made-To-Measure Murders (M v) 10:00 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Blood And Circuses (M,v) 11:00 Movie: The Apartment (PG 1960 B&W) - ‘Bud’ Baxter knows the way to success in business - it’s through the door of his apartment! Where he provides a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses. DIR: Billy Wilder CAST: Jack Lemmon 1:00 Movie: Fool For Love (M 1985) - In a decaying motel, Eddie and May share more than a memory, more than a pact, and more than obsessive love. 2:45 Rage

6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Pyramid 1:30 Getaway 2:00 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Central Capras v Burleigh Bears 4:00 Sunday Football: Sydney Roosters v Newcastle Knights 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Block: Room Reveal 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist: His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts (*All New*M v) - In the wake of an anti-cult activist’s homicide, the CBI question a cult leader who is Jane’s old adversary. 9:30 Unforgettable: Heartbreak (*All New* M v) - Carrie and Al are at a loss to explain how a murder victim mysteriously appeared in an empty ballpark. 10:30 Harry’s Law: After The Lovin (*All New* M v,s) - Harry squares off against a lawyer from her past when she works for a man who claims cigarettes killed his wife. 11:30 Flashpoint: First In Line 12:30 The Avengers: Something Nasty In The Nursery 1:30 Spyforce: The Courier (PG) 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Phineas and Ferb 6:30 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 2012 AFL Premiereship Season Rnd 6: Carlton v GWS Giants 4:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 6: Port Adelaide v Richmond 7:00 Dancing With The Stars 9:00 Bones: The Warrior In The Wuss - The corpse of a truck company employee is found in the middle of the woods. After the victim’s son is questioned, Booth and Brennan visit his karate class in search of a motive. 10:00 Castle: The Blue Buttlerfly - When Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective. Castle realises the only way to solve the presentday murder is to solve the murder from the past. T 12:00 Forensic Investigators - Australia’s True Crimes 1:00 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 2:10 Room For Improvement 2:30 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Athletics: 36th Marathon de Paris 4:00 2012 Australian BMX Championships 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece: Outer Mani 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: LMachu Picchu Decoded - As the 100th anniversary of its discovery approaches, a new generation of archaeologists are for the first time accurately decoding Machu Picchu, with new revelations about who built it, how and why. 8:30 Prophets Of Science Fiction: Arthur C. Clarke is responsible for imagining the cornerstone of modern telecommunication technology: the satellite, and his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick on the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey predicted videophones, iPads, and commercial spaceflight. 9:25 Movie Of The Week: Summer Hours (M 2009) In French. Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother’s succession. 11:20 Movie: 12 (M v,l 2007) In Russian. Loosely based on the 1957 film, 12 Angry Men. 2:05 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 Backyard Science 10:25 Science Clips 10:35 Ace Day Jobs 10:40 Inside Science 10:55 Catalyst Bytes 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum’s Butler 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Monarch Of The Glen 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Puglia 6:50 Minuscule: Down The Chimney 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 Moses Jones: (Final) (M l,v) - The case starts to get personal as Moses, worried for the safety of Joy, suggests she stay in a hotel used for police witnesses. CAST: Shaun Parkes 12:30 Movie: The Bells Of St Mary’s (G 1945) -At a big city Catholic school, Father O’Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. DIR: Leo McCarey CAST: Bing Crosby 2:30 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 4 - Teams TBA

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: The Battles - Part 3 9:30 Person Of Interest: Matsya Nyaya (*All New*) - The Machine’s latest number places Reese undercover with an armoured truck crew, a case that brings back memories of his last CIA mission and painful decisions he was forced to make. Starring Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman. 10.30 CSI: NY: Right Next Door -The CSI team have to investigate a fire in Stella’s apartment building and a mysterious dead body found at the scene. 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 The Whole Truth: True Confessions(M) 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 The Midday Movie: Finding Neverland (PG 2004)2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 Toybox 4.00 Lab Rats 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Revenge: Commitment - Daniel plans a romantic proposal, and Charlotte is devastated when forced to move back home. Jack’s life is put in jeopardy when he’s betrayed, and Nolan forces Emily to think twice about her actions. 9:30 Pictures Of You 10:15 Happy Endings: Makin’ Changes 11:15 30 Rock 12:15 Picture This 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Warriors: The Ghosts of the 7th Cavalry 2:40 McLaren’s Negatives 2:50 Spacefiles: Moon: Our Partner in Space 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: Wheel of Mythfortune 8:30 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy: Vietnam - Virologist and explorer Dr. Mike Leahy is on a high-stakes mission to meet the deadliest creatures on the planet. His exploration of Vietnam takes him from monsoonal Hanoi to tropical Ho Chi Minh City, meeting as many local bugs and parasites as possible along the way, and throwing caution to the wind as he encounters tapeworms, a killer virus and deadly liver flukes. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Living Black 1:35 About Men: Coming of Age - This three-part series examines what it means to be an Australian man in contemporary society. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight



5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team: Newmarket 6:50 Minuscule: Love Apple 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Budget 2012: The Treasurer’s Speech 8:00 7.30 Budget Special 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (M v) - A plague of hate mail ends in a tragic suicide that Miss Marple finds suspicious. When another death occurs her suspicions prove well founded. CAST: G James D’Arcy, Geraldine McEwan 10:05 Artscape: Symphonia Eluvium - Symphony Of The Floods - An insight into a new symphony inspired by the Queensland floods and performed at the 2011 Brisbane Festival. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business: Budget Special 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:40 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:40 Time Team: Newmarket 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 7 - Williamstown v Port Melbourne

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 The Big Bang Theory - The Hot Troll Deviation 8:30 The Big Bang Theory - The Stag Convergence 9:00 Two Broke Girls 9:30 TBA 10:30 National News Special Presentation: 2012 Budget Special Edition 11:00 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A: Revisit No. 1 12:00 Chase Repo (M) - When the son of a State Trooper is brutally murdered, Annie Frost and the U.S. Marshal team are called in to track down the killer. 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 The Midday Movie: Ties That Bind (2007) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 3:30 Toybox 4.00 Lab Rats 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away: Brax confronts Hayley about Charlie’s death, April tries to get Heath to drop the invasive DNA test and Casey decides that he wants to get in contact with Henri. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 TBA 11:30 Royal Pains: Hank & The Deep Blue Sea - It’s time for Carlos’ christening and Boris asks Hank to be the baby’s godfather, a somewhat scary proposition given the recent actions of Boris’ ‘crazy, murderous’ family. 12:30 Sons And Daughters: 1:00 Infomercials 3:30 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: Mr Average (M l,s 2006 In French) 2:40 Steel Homes 2:50 Spacefiles: Jaw-Drop: Eclipses and Aurorae 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Indian School: Girl Talk 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Bruce Forsyth 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: Eastern Plays (M a,v,d,l 2008) in Bulgarian, English and Turkish. Estranged brothers struggle to cope with the bleak reality of post-communist Bulgaria, trapped between racist violence, drug addiction and a desperate search for meaning in their lives. A sensitively observed portrait of racial strife in present day Bulgaria. Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the 2009 Warsaw International Film Festival. 12:40 Movie: Up and Down (M l,a,s 2004) In Czech. The discovery of an abandoned baby by two smugglers kicks into gear a series of tragic yet comic events when they decide to sell the child through a pawn shop to Franta, the desperate and childless wife of a racist soccer hooligan. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight



5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 For The Juniors 10:15 Cyberchase 10:40 Our Animals 10:45 Behind The News Special 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help 2:00 Parliment Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 My Family 6:00 Country House Rescue: Pentillie Castle 6:50 Minuscule: To The Port Now! 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Wild Life At The Zoo 8:30 Randling - A game show, hosted by Andrew Denton. 9:05 Laid 9:35 Agony Aunts - Our Aunts leads us through the first date, find out how to eat, behave, kiss and even what personal information is best kept to yourself. 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Review With Myles Barlow (M l,v) 12:00 The Armstrong And Miller Show (M l,s) 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:30 It Could Never Happen to Me - This film addresses the problems facing young people in South Africa, Brazil, UK, USA, Thailand and Dubai and the fight against AIDS. 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 7 - West Adelaide Vs Port Adelaide

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 14:00 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: BMW 3 Series Print Advert - The celebrities must produce a broadsheet print advertisement to launch the new BMW 3 Series. After test driving the cars, it’s down to business with the celebrities not only shooting the ad but also facing the nerve-racking task of pitching the final product to a panel of executives. 9:30 The Mentalist 10:30 CSI: Miami: Happy Birthday 11:30 Weeds: The Three Coolers (MA d,l,s) 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 20/20 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 The Midday Movie Brian’s Song (2001) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Lab Rats 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 shuts Xavier of her life after their break-up. Casey encounters conflict with one of his teachers. Meanwhile, an old familiar face, Hayley, returns to Summer Bay. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 The Amazing Race 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 Eastbound & Down 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Once Upon a Time in the Sunderbans 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest India: Himalayas: Surviving the Summits - From the snow-capped Himalayas and mighty Ganges to the lost world of the north-east, this five part series celebrates India’s spectacular landscapes and wildlife. 8:35 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - Adventurer Charley Boorman sets off to cross Canada, the world’s second largest country, by motorbike. 9:35 Civilisation: Is The West History? Work - In the final episode, the West is in danger of losing confidence in itself. With the decline of Western beliefs, what has happened to Christianity and the Protestant work ethic? 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: Bellamy (M l 2009) - In French. As he does every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife, Françoise, in the family house in Nimes. Currently investigating a man who has ‘disappeared’ while suspected of insurance fraud and murder. 1:00 Movie: Coffe and Cigarettes (M l 2003) 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A difficult aspect to Mars will leave you feeling frustrating as it seems that you cannot get anything off the ground. Be sure to focus on older tasks this week. Romance. Somebody close to you will cause you to lose your temper dramatically this week. You have a lot to do and won’t want to be held up but you may have to live it.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) You will find yourself getting annoyed when other people create a mess and expect you to clean up after them. You may have to be a little more assertive this week. Romance. You will be feeling very “homely” at the moment. Take advantage of these strong urges by spoiling your partner a few times.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


This is not the best time to mix business with pleasure. You may find yourself getting into something which is difficult to get out of. Romance. You will need to be ready for anything this week! A strong aspect to Neptune will spark your imagination, and open your mind, so don’t turn what will seem a surprise offer.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Make sure to plan and try to get things right the first time! You will feel pressured and a careless mistake made by someone else could throw your plans into disarray. Romance. Your friends may wonder what has been going on recently. The more you try to keep your plans under wraps, the more curious everyone will become.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You will be generally feeling adventurous despite how things seem in the world. Don’t be afraid to take a punt on a financial outing and everything will seem rosier. Romance. Don’t be too aggressive, even if you feel you are being messed about. Make sure to not bring any risky moves in your professional life over to any personal relationships.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Your positive mood will be picked up by a person who has not noticed you in the past. You are in control at the moment and your self-assurance will bode well for you. Romance. You will be the centre of attention at the moment and you will be loving it. Don’t forget that other people deserve special praise as well to make sure things don’t come crashing down at the end of the month.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) A person who has little idea what to do himself may try to give you advice. Ignore it completely, however convincing their comments appear to you. Romance. If your partner is not as sympathetic as you would like, there could be trouble on the cards. Be strong and don’t be swayed by emotional arguments.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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Your head will need to focus as many others around you will have their head in the clouds. You mustn’t allow yourself to be held back by other people’s negativity as you have plenty to do and need to overcome their scepticism. Romance. A new friend will be impressed by the way you handle an unexpected crisis. This will come as a welcome confidence boost in your personal life.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may have to change your goals a little, if only for the short term. You might be making things too difficult for yourself. Romance. This will be a very good time for romance and, provided you don’t lose patience with your partner, you will make great strides towards solving a few questions that have been troubling you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Contact with a strong willed and opinionated person may be interesting. You are not likely to change your beliefs overnight, but you will want to think about what this person has said. Romance. Your partner may seem a little distant and distracted over the week. Take their feelings into account and stick by your long term plans together.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

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Conflict over a shared possession could lead to friction with another member of your family. Be careful of the rest of your family’s opinions and it may be best to give in this time. Romance. Your partner will be right behind you this week. Be sure to use them for advice and comfort as you may find other aspects of your life difficult at the moment.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A powerful unconscious force will be shaping your behaviour at the time. Don’t be too afraid of this and be careful to not exaggerate its genuine influence. Romance. Your open minded approach to life at the moment should enhance your communications with your partner. They need to hear it loud and clear!

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Squash revelations MEMBERS of the Weipa Squash Club have played the last game of the first round in season one, so now everyone has sussed out their opponents and we will see how they compare in the next round in the lead up to the finals. In A grade, Team Stubby challenged Team Tallie and proved the stronger team in three of the four matches, even though all matches were of four or five games. A4 Ben Tantau defeated Amanda McKenzie in games only, as Amanda scored more points (3-2); A3 Chrisden Russ went down fighting in five games when he played Steve Lugsdin (2-3); and A2 Jeff Berry won in four against Glen Egan (3-1), Dave (sub) proved to be a worthy substitute for Owen when he defeated opponent Ross Hyytinen (3-1). Team Schooner narrowly defeated Team Yard Glass by one game, beginning with A4 Jay Dumbleton who took the first “long” game, but then succumbed to Dallas Goodwin’s consistent ‘nines’ (1-3). A3 Sherie Hinschen put up a good show against Wendy Long but conceded defeat (13); and A2 Grant Foster (with all ‘nines) beat his opponent Nick Brookes (with all ‘sixes) in three games (3-0). A1 Luke Dorsett played what looked like an evenlymatched four games against

Aaron Schleich, with each player winning a “long” game, however Lukas won overall (3-1). Team Pint reversed the order of nature by beating big brother Team Pot, with A3 Laurie Raleigh narrowly defeating Shane Spagnol by two points (3-1). A2 Rod Beilby defeated Shane, who played as a sub for Scott, but not before Shane took the third game to “long” (3-0). A1 Tom Murray went down (with all ‘sevens’) against Dave Edward (with all “nines”) (0-3). B grade Team Blue Lagoon thrashed it out against Team Pina Colada with B8 Renee Williams convincingly defeating Andrew Glen (3-0); B7 Kristie McManus had a bit more of a challenge against Cicely Baira (3-0), and B6 Luke Mann played a marathon match against Aleisha O’Brien and ended up the victor (3-2). B5 Bianca Borg (with all ‘nines’) and opponent Sam O’Neill (with all ‘threes’) both played consistently (3-0); B4 Emma Thomas began slowly, losing the first two games to Patrick Lightart, but snatched the next three from Patrick (3-2). B3 Tom Bellinger went down in three to Josh Donnelly (0-3); B2 Stephen Borg started out strongly against Michael Cridland, however Michael

pulled the rabbit out of the hat in the last three games (1-3). B1 Justin Hyytinen forced the first game to “long”, but went down in three to Josh Milne (0-3). Team Margarita lost to Team Martini with the first game evidencing their prowess when Martini’s B8 Charissa Hill rose to the challenge and fended off Jess Hall’s efforts (2-3). B7 Kylie Carr easily defeated Yours Squashfully in three games, (3-0). No finals for me I fear. B6 Denica Russ was defeated by a sub (for Emily Jackson) (0-3); B4 Melissa Ghee lost in three games to Omer Saeed (0-3); B3 Donna O’Neill beat Sally Parr (3-0); and B2 Ben Smith played a hearty game against Randall O’Neill, stealing one game from him (1-3). Team Mojito were the strongest team on the night, winning an impressive 19 games against Team Long Island Iced Tea’s meagre five games. B8 Lucy Boxall met with much resistance from Sam Trebble, however Lucy won (3-0). B7 Adrian Costello outplayed Shaelene Spiteri (3-0); B6 Kristie Moran won one game against Katie Delfs (1-3); B5 Fiona Newsome withstood Nicole Dearling’s challenging play (3-0); and B4 Ian New-

Junior golfing season off to a great start

some conceded one game to Tim Manning but won (3-1). B2 Ben Braun easily won the first two games, however Chris Bienvenu rallied to the cause and forced the third to a “long” game, Chris subsequently losing (3-0). B1 Adam Woodhouse stole the show in the first game against Steve Moore, with Steve scoring a “duck” (in cricket terms), then in the second game, vice versa – with Adam recording a “duck”. Adam settled down to take the last two games and win the match (3-1). – Yours squashfully, Ruth Harris

SUNDAY saw a good roll-up of junior golfers to start the season. It is good to see how keen the kids are to have a go. Results for Sunday are: Beginners and C3 – all winners! C grade (six holes): runner-up - Ebeny Potter; winner -Alex McInnes. B grade: runner-up - Aaron Singleton; winner - Brianna Elms. A grade: runner-up: Reece Singleton; winner - Steven Wust. Remember, tee-off times A and B grade 7:30am, C grade (six holes) 8am, and beginners 8:15am. Please be at the clubhouse 15 minutes prior to your tee off time. Cost to play is $3 and $5 for monthly medals, with monthly medal dates to be advised. Please make sure that you are a member of the Golf Club, membership to be paid over the bar. Training will be held this Tuesday at 4pm to 5pm. Meet Duane on the putting green. There will be no competition this Sunday as the course is closed for the seniors May Day competition. There will also be no training the following week. Next juniors will be held on Mother’s Day! Dads are invited to come along and give mums the day off to enjoy a Mothers Day breakfast and drinks, all supplied by the Dawnies. This is good opportunity to thank the Dawnies for their ongoing support towards the juniors. Parents, please remember any assistance is appreciated, we always need walkers to go around with the groups to score. Please remember to bring your hats, water bottles and apply sunscreen before you go out to play. Good golfing, see you on the golf course. – Junior golf co-ordinators

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2012 Western Cape Bulletin Footy Tipping Competitions

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

ROUND 9 – Fri, May 4 – Mon, May 7 Cowboys v Dragons @ Dairy Farmers Stadium Titans v Wests Tigers @ Skilled Park Eels v Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium SAT, MAY 5 Warriors v Broncos @ Mt Smart Stadium Panthers v Storm @ Centrebet Stadium SUN, MAY 6 Sea Eagles v Raiders @ Brookvale Oval Roosters v Knights @ Allianz Stadium MON, MAY 7 Rabbitohs v Sharks @ ANZ Stadium

On Super Sunday the big biting Sharks tore shreds into a Raiders outfit while the Tigers just overcome a fast finishing slippery Eels team and thanks to a Benji Marshall field goal they went home with the cookies. Monday night saw the Knights have a solid win over the very poor Panthers although it did come at a cost with four potential Blues origin players injured during their triumphant win. The Northern Pride bounced back to the winners circle on Saturday night against the Sunshine Coast . It was very pleasing to see the boys getting back to their best and I must say captain Ty Williams certainly did lead from the front with some punishing defence and some very flamboyant attack. This week the Pride take on the 2011 premiers in Wynnum Manly and I’m predicting them to be the first team to beat this good team in 2012. Round nine only gets bigger and better this week in the NRL and my match of the round will be between the Rabbitohs and Sharks in Monday night footy as it could

Scotty’s AFL round-up Azrael arrived on Saturday and I spent the back end of last week doing my best to win the “unsung proceeded to put the wind up me from hero award” around at our house, the moment she set eyes upon me. keeping up the one per centres, Management and The Princess are while trying to shake the hard tag smitten with the kitten and can’t see put on by both The Princess and what the problem is. The Deputy and I however, can see The Deputy and the other household through the facade, and recognise a occupants. Ryan Crowley on Judd had noth- look of contempt towards us men that ing on the efforts of the two kids, signifies a whole lot of trouble and the Three-Legged Houdini and The strife ahead. The Deputy continues to wonder Dastardly Fowls who undertook to make life as uncomfortable as possible, why its bum looks like a mouth, and I allowed no free space and time to wonder how long it will be before I find think, and kept the pressure up all myself sleeping on the couch and doing my business in a tray full of recycled weekend. A few hard ball gets by me on Friday paper pellets. It’s a concern; I’ll keep night saw a few quiet ales and a bit of you posted. The breeze blew in at about 5:30 on footy, but apart from that the R&R was Sunday afternoon and I thought it was a bit light-on. Management had escaped and left the dry season really kicking in and we The Princess Acting for a few days could kiss goodbye to the rain. I soon realised, as I checked the while she went south and brought back the latest addition to the household, a scores, that it was in fact the sigh of relief emanating from the home of Burmese cat. Page 20 Western Cape Bulletin May 2, 2012









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THE Cronulla Sharks have had their best start to the NRL in a very long time, as a matter of fact it’s been like the song As The Days Go By. Todd Carney has been absolutely fantastic along with a very enthusiastic young team and I must say coach Shane Flanagan is certainly steering his team in the right direction for a finals berth in 2012. Once again Round eight of the NRL produced some blockbusting games. In a emotional day on Anzac Day the Dragons scored on the buzzer to overcome a very fired up Roosters. In Melbourne the Storm carried on their winning ways with a convincing win over the Warriors. Friday night footy saw the mighty Broncos hand out a free footballing lesson to the struggling Titans while the Sea Eagles won the battle against the Bulldogs. I’m sure Giembra would have been one little happy chappy during the game. The Rabbititohs raced off to a blistering start against the Cowboys and the North Queenslanders couldn’t rope in the Bunnies.


be one of the games of the season. Weipa people don’t forget there is junior rugby league every Thursday between 4pm-8pm down at Andoom Oval. I encourage everyone to get down and support our next generation as there is some tremendous talent here and the

kids are just pleasureable to work with. Spilla’s round nine tips: Eels, Cowboys, Broncos, Titans, Storm, Sea Eagles, Knights and Rabbitohs. Yours in league Spilla

Spilla’s Supporter of the month is Patrick Dorahy who won Spilla’s special rugby league pack.

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

ROUND 6 – Wed, May 4 - Sun, May 6 FRI, MAY 4 Western Bulldogs v Collingwood @ Etihad Stadium SAT, MAY 5 Essendon v Brisbane @ Etihad Stadium Geelong v Melbourne @ Skilled Stadium Gold Coast v Fremantle @ Metricon Stadium St Kilda v Hawthorn @ MCG Sydney v Adelaide @ SCG SUN, MAY 6 Carlton v GWS @ Etihad Stadium Port Adelaide v Richmond @ Aurora Stadium West Coast v Nth Melb @ Pattersons Stadium The Bald Eagle as the siren blew in the game between the Eagles and the Tigers. A close call, and you have to feel for the Tigers and their supporters. Wait for when the win comes and the noise from the Tiger army will be something to behold. I reckon they need to give away the idea of video re-plays during the games. It clearly is not adding anything to the game and is creating confusion for all, including the umpires. Speaking of confusion, how about the current focus on sliding into the contest? The flavour of the week is causing confusion and a lot of hot air in the press (Western Cape Bulletin excepted). I think it must be a function of the speed of the game, and the efforts to protect the head. Players seem confused, and what were instinctive actions are being adjusted, causing unpractised and sometimes clumsy

approaches to the ball and opponents alike. It was a disaster for me this week in the tips, I’ve dropped my bundle. Five for me and I can only improve from here. The leader board is still tight, with some quality efforts, and eights and nines the norm. Keep it up guys. This week I’m going for broke with the Dogs, Dons, Cats, Dockers, Hawks, Swans, Blues, Port and Eagles. I’m getting excited as I’m heading down to Melbourne in a few weeks, taking the Alakanum Couch Sleeper with me to introduce a rugby person to the great game, seeing the Cats and Pies on a Friday night at the G. Cannot wait. Feel free to tweet @brolga75 with thoughts and comments on the games that might get a run in the weekly wrap. I’m off for now as the cat has a funny look in its eye and I’m not hanging around to find out what it’s about. Happy tipping, see you next week. Scotty


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Weipa Fishing Classic to feature on Creek to Coast WHETHER you’re an avid angler or not you’re here in this beautiful part of Far North Queensland for the diversity, culture and action-packed way of life. This year, thanks to the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce, we’ve been given the opportunity to showcase our town to the rest of the country, as Channel 7’s popular outdoor adventure TV series, Creek to Coast, hits Weipa’s streets and estuaries next month for the 2012 Weipa Fishing Classic. C re e k t o C o a s t i s Queensland’s only program dedicated entirely to exploring the outdoors, playing around in the dirt and having a go at any, and every, form of watersport. Hosted by the larger-thanlife ‘Big Scotty’ Hillier, who has turned a childhood love

of fishing into a life-long career, and fellow outdoor enthusiast Dean Miller, the Creek to Coast team will bring together a half-hour televised show compiled with footage taken from this year’s Weipa Fishing Classic, together with exciting fishing trips with local guides. At time of printing, both local fishing guides Alan Philliskirk from Fish’s Fly and Sport Fishing and Dave Newman from Weipa Fishing Adventures, have offered their services to make this possible. In keeping with Weipa’s spirit, the Creek to Coast team have also offered to lend a hand during the event and will be onstage and around the grounds throughout the weekend. This year’s first prize in the major draw is a Haines Signature 485SF boat (right),

motor and trailer package. You know how the saying goes - “you have to be in it to win it”…so make sure you’re a part of this great weekend and get set to buy your ticket for the 2012 Weipa Fishing Classic to be held on Queen’s Birthday weekend in June 8 to 10. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 19 and can be purchased from Weipa Furniture & Electrical and Weipa 4WD Fishing & Camping. For more information go to our website www. The Creek to Coast show is televised on Channel 7 each Sunday at 4pm (in Weipa - check local guides for times). For more information on Creek to Coast visit their website www. or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Goodline Cup second round results THE second round of the Goodline Cup was played last Saturday and spectators enjoyed a feast of rugby league. Results are as follows: Under 17s Weipa 46 def. Napranum 32. Weipa - tries: PJ Ahmat, Lance Backo, Frankie Rocky, Anthony Bose, Karo Cardelli, Chris Namok and Jeremy Davison. Conversions: PJ Ahmat (3), Anthony Bose (1), Chris Namok (3). Napranum - Sheldan Gilbert (2), William York, Kura Asera, Brian Bagiri and Clinton Hall. Conversions: Daniel Kawankga-Bandicootcha (4). Womens Weipa 20 def. Napranum Sistas 6. Weipa - tries: Paula David (2), Karlee Roseblade, Alisha Wray and Tammy Sam. Napranum Sistas - try and conversion: Bianca Ambrum.

Seniors Napranum Natives 42 def. Napranum United 26. Napranum Natives - tries: Eli Tabuai (2), Joe Bond (2) and Cameron Jawai. Conversions: Eli Tabuai and Joe Bond (2). Napranum United - tries: Taiby Doolah, BJ Mene, Keiji Bowie, Alfie Port and Brendan Grogan. Conversions: Taiby Doolah (2) and Patrick Mene. Weipa Raiders 60 def. Mapoon Brumbies 16. Weipa Raiders - tries: Teleke Kofe (4), Wes Adidi, Simon Kennedy, Maratha Ropeyarn, Jim Baira, Col Dalton, Reece McLaughlin and Derek Luxford. Conversions: Teleke Kofe (3), Jim Baira (2) and Reece McLaughlin. Mapoon Brumbies - tries Nathaniel Barkley, Francis Accoom, and Leslie Hall. Conversions: Steven Giblet (2).

Weipa Mother’s Day Classic Distance: 5km run or 2km run/walk Where: Start/end at swimming pool Time: 7am for first run start at 7.30am Fee: Adult $15, Kids $8, Family $35

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Mother’s Day barbecue breakfast available with funds going to C.A.P.S.

Monthly medals awarded LAST Saturday’s Carpentaria Golf Club’s event was a 4BBB Vs Par Match Play qualifying round sponsored by Enzed. The winners, with a great score of +12, were Chris May and Oliver Tata, and runnersup were Peter Hill and with +9. The NTPs went to Peter Hill, Brett Elms and Chris May. Sunday’s event was a Single Stroke, Monthly Medal sponsored by

Blackwoods. The event was closely contested with three players finishing with a 66 nett. The eventual winner, on a countback, was Gavin Wust from Chris May, with Oliver Tata coming in third. There was also a couple of other good scores of 69 nett from Tonia and Megsy. The NTPs went to Steve Wust, Brett Elms and Brendan Moffat. The monthly medal winners for March were

Ollie for A grade, Gavin for B grade and Tonia for C grade. This weekend the Weipa Open, sponsored by Goodline, will be held and nomination forms are available at the club. Nominations close Thursday night. Well done to the golfers who participated over the weekend competitions, and many thanks to Enzed and Blackwoods for their generous sponsorship.

For more information contact Bianca Graham 0417 783 461

– Wendy Grainger

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Volunteers needed to help out Weipa Soccer Club

WEIPA Junior Soccer Club needs your help! What makes our club great is the parents and players giving their time and talents to our club. Can you help out? Two committee roles are vacant and need to be filled, so please speak to Blue or Sandy if you can take on a role. Thank you to the referees, parent game leaders, Squirts, canteen volunteers and the game write-up helpers for your support. Coaching for Teens, Titans and Senior Titans is on Mondays at 5pm. Coaching for Squirts and Tykes is Wednesdays at 3.15 pm. Parent help and support at training is appreciated. No games next week for the long weekend. Soccer resumes May 12. All players need to arrive 20 minutes early before the start of their game and gather outside the P&C Shed. Players should be wearing black shorts, sandshoes/soccer shoes, shin pads and club socks over the shin pads. Club socks and shin pads are available for sale on the day. Results from another fantastic round of games, with all players really enjoying themselves, follows: Squirts Gold/Navy V White/Navy Grayson scored first goal after both teams just missed a goal each. Tai evened the scores a minute later. After a quick drink break they were all back out there ready to play. After some neat footwork by Ava, Jay nipped in and scored a goal. A quick feast of orange at half time and they were back on the field. Three of the White team tried to save a gaol however Tai managed to get around

them. Isaac then followed with a second goal for the White team. Tai ran the ball down half the field and scored with Isaac hot on his heels with a lot of close kicking. Great teamwork from Jet and Harry. Jay scored another goal. Tai scored again after a big kick from Isaac. Tai scored again ending the game. Gold /Navy 9 White/ Navy 2. Squirts Gold /Green V White/Black The Squirts are really getting it together to play decent soccer games full of fun, enthusiasm and some nifty kicking. Outstanding game from Darius and Lincoln who did their best to run the field and get the ball. Awesome efforts from Jack and Shonika with some great footwork skills showing. Tremendous teamwork from Toby and Ethan to keep the game flowing. Well done Squirts! Tykes Red v Blue Early goal for the Reds by Daniel followed shortly afterwards by another goal. Daniel was on Fire! Great defending by Blue. Great save by Connor for Blue. Excellent gaol by Tom for Red. Tremendous run up and score by McFarlane to put the Blues on the scoreboard. Excellent teamwork by Riley for Blue. Great support for Red from Tayla and Riley S. Tayla displayed great dribbling skills and almost scored for Red. Blues worked really hard despite only having three players. McFarlane scored for Blue followed by an excellent save by Riley for Blue. Very solid performance from Riley S for Red. Hard work and 100 per

cent effort saw Riley (Blue) score just before the fulltime siren. Well done to both teams for a great game. Red 7 Blue 3. Tykes Green V Gold Evander showed great ball skills. Kieran scored a difficult goal. Swan did an awesome kick-off and Meagan showed great team work. Sam kicked the first goal of second half. Thank you to Jaylen for stepping in for Green to make up numbers. Tianna showed she really enjoyed the game. Green forfeit to Gold. Teens Red V Blue A great game enjoyed by all. Red 6 Blue 5. Teens Gold V Green A well matched game with both teams tied on 10 all. Titans Gold V Green Another great game enjoyed by all players. Senior Titans Numbers were a bit short this week so there was no slacking off for anybody. Axel scored first goal for Blue and then second as well. Liam K scored for Blue one on one with goalie. Axel scored again for Blue. Jack saved many attempts at goal. Loved the fancy footwork Jeffrey – could be on “Dancing with the Stars”! Jeffery took a half field run to score next for Blue. Spectators could have been watching ten pin bowling today the number of times we saw two or three players falls over like skittles! Liam S scored off another header and then scored off a corner shot after some good teamwork. Good game players. Blue 6 Red 5.

Danielle passes the ball before the challenge could be completed by Edan in the Senior Tiatan match.

Darius and Shonika challenge the ball with support from Toby, Lincoln and Ethan.

Plenty of determination was shown during the match by Jet, Tai, Ava, Harry and Isaac.





Swimmers record PBs T H I R T Y s e v e n We i p a Lightening Swimming Club swimmers attended club night on Friday, April 27, with 44 Personal Bests (PBs) being swum. Swimmers of the week this week were Tom McCahon and Alissa Koina. Tom swam four PBs from four swims, including taking nearly ďŹ ve seconds off his 50m butterďŹ&#x201A;y time. Alissa swam four PBs from five swims, including taking over ďŹ ve seconds off her 200m freestyle time, and also set a new club record in the girls 9-year old 50m freestyle with a time of 37.87 seconds. Three PBs also came from

R a c h e l B r o o k e r, J e m m a Hyytinen and Katelyn McCahon. Two PBs for the night from Meg Emery-Gordon, Kirra Koina, Sabrina Koina, Alex McInnes, John Prentice, Landen Proud and Elle Toomey. One PB swum by Caitlin Hilton, Rebecca Hunter, Nicholas Keough, Morgan McCulkin, Elizabeth McInnes, Sophie Mohr, Ashlee Moon, Savannah Proud, Raezahn Sam, Alyssa Taare, Brock Taylor, Molly Toomey and Alex-Adel Tyson. Other notable PBs included Rachel Brooker (19.7s), Meg Emery-Gordon (15s), Jemma Hyytinen (2.6s), Katelyn McCahon (13s), Alex McInnes

Tom McCahon took nearly five seconds off his 50m butterfly time.

(9.6s), John Prentice (3.9s), Raezahn Sam (6.9s), Brock Taylor (3.8s), Elle Toomey (2.5s) and Molly Toomey (3.1s). See you all next club night,

May 4. Last club night will be May 18. For any enquiries, please call Wade on 4069 7376 / 4069 8935. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wade Koina

Alissa Koina with her certificates of achievement following last Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weipa Lightening Swimming Club meet.

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Australia, to get a drive in a 125 Team BRK kart at the Morgan raceway. I would like to mention that he was reprimanded by the race ofďŹ cials for taking a real liking to another competitor. So when you come out to the Enzed Hose Doctor Top End Dirt Kart Series on Saturday, May 12, be sure to say hello to Troy and son Benn at the Green Ant racing team. Mums and Dads, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wondering what to do with the kids on Saturday, May 12 I recommend you give them a life-changing experience and bring them out to the Weipa Dirt Karts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to have a chat to the drivers. Racing begins at 7pm. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Derek


ducted over three nights: round 1, Saturday May 12; round 2, Saturday May 26; and round three Saturday, June 23. In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column, I would like to introduce one of the real personalities in the Weipa Dirt Kart Club - Troy Batterham. Troy is the current vice president, and a tireless ambassador of the club He states that his age is 21 (youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re joking) and lists his hobbies as dirt karting, walks on the beach without a shirt, and ďŹ xing his dirt kart. Troyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weapon of choice when on the track is a brand new BRK Viper chassis from South Australia, with a Yamaha KT100s power plant. Like many of us who race, he was ďŹ rst introduced to the sport by Ben West, and was lucky enough in February of this year ,while in South

Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to hang up the brooms, shovels and whipper snippers, put away the mower and roll out the real stuff - the two-stroke pocket rockets. This year will see many new drivers and karts, including around six new junior drivers fulďŹ lling their lifelong dreams. Along with the already published state-of-the-art timing system there will be upgraded canteen facilities selling the best fast food within walking distance of the Weipa International Airport. And the exciting news doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there - Weipa Dirt Karts and the Enzed Hose Doctor have joined forces and will blast off the new season with the 2012 Enzed Hose Doctor Top End Dirt Kart Series. The series will be con-


BY the time you all read this column, it will be only 10 days before the Weipa Dirt Kart Club explodes into action with the first race meeting of the year on Saturday, May 12. While many of you have been pondering what 2012 will bring, and wondering if anything exciting is around the corner, stop stressing because as they said in the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Field of Dreamsâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153; If you build it, they will comeâ&#x20AC;?. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here to inform you that just up the road from Weipa town, all your questions will be answered. Many tireless hours have been invested by the Weipa Dirt Kart Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many trusty volunteers to turn the Carpentaria Combined Raceway into a world class dirt karting racing venue.

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WEIPA Billfish anglers held a tournament over eight days in April, with 29 anglers fishing in 10 boats. There were 12 Billfish raised with only one caught and tagged. Tag Team won the comp with Nicky Perryman the angler and Darren Lee skipper. The presentation was held on Tuesday night, April 24 with Duane Singleton presenting Nicky and Darren with four Shimano TLD20 reels, supplied by Tackle World Weipa, for their effort. It was only just the start of the season with all anglers agreeing it was a great competition and looking forward to the next one being held in the Weipa Family Fishing Classic on the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday weekend in June.

Barra are again the talk of the town with reports of multiple captures being taken. There doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be any particular waterway fishing better than any other. Fish up to 128cm have been caught. These fish are our breeders so handle them with care. Whatever you do, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lift the fish by the mouth as this will break their neck, and they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t survive. Remember, the bag limit for Barra is FIVE in your possession at any time, including what you have in the freezer at home. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if any of you have seen the Fisheries report but they booked an angler for having over the limit and he was fined $10,000. One very expensive fishing trip.

Tuskfish are again in good numbers around Duyfken and the shoals up around Penne. Most baits are working, but try not to use fish bait as this will bring the Sharks on quicker. Threadfin Salmon are also on the chew at the Mission River bridge, but your best bet is to fish the flood of the incoming tide. The flood is when the tide starts moving up onto the flats and gutters, and the bait fish are trying to get sanctuary in the mangrove roots. I have had great success with the Wonder Wobblers type of lures as they imitate bait fish perfectly. As I said last week this is my last fishing report. I will definitely miss Weipa and all the friendships I have made.

Weipa will be on my holiday list, and if you are ever in Townsville look me up at Pro Tackle on Dalrymple Road next to Key Motors, the Mazda dealership. Have a great life, and as they say â&#x20AC;&#x153; tight linesâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Terri Garlick

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