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Sell our National Parks Challenging suggestion by University of Queensland Professor AUSTRALIA may need to consider selling off some of its National Parks if it is to be able to afford to conserve its most important landscapes and species for future generations. This challenging suggestion comes from Professor Hugh Possingham, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) at The University of Queensland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically, Australia is facing some very tough decisions,â&#x20AC;? Professor Possingham said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For all our present nationwide investment in conservation, we are still losing both species and ecosystem integrity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We clearly need better ways to decide what we can afford to save, because the current system plainly isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working as well as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hoped. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The evidence indicates that Australian native species are still disappearing at a rate 100 to 1000 times faster than normal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the past 200 years, 22 mammal species have become extinct, over 100 are now on the threatened and endangered species list, and 6 more bird taxa were recently declared extinct.


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Art auction to benefit Thapich’s bursary THAPICH Dr Gloria Fletcher AO was a well-respected Thaynakwith Elder from the Weipa region and a pioneer in the arts. She was an inspiration to the many people who came into contact with her, not only through her own work but also as a writer and recorder of language. From her own community, including that of Trinity Beach where she added character and colour for more than 20 years, to the broader arts community both nationally and internationally, Thapich’s greatest gift was to teach the importance of culture. Thapich generously left some funds in her will to set up a bursary, as it was her wish to promote and support emerging young Aboriginal artists and aspiring young Aboriginal arts workers from the Western Cape York Peninsula. The development and success of the bursary recipients will also support and stimulate art and art practice from the region. It has been a year since Thapich’s sad passing, and during this time a committee has been set up to drive the Western Cape Aboriginal Youth Art Bursary. The bursary honours the memory, achievements and legacy of Thapich, the first Aboriginal artist with tertiary qualifications in art. The funds Thapich bequeathed to the bursary are modest, and the committee have worked to raise further monies to create


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o Cyclone Far North Queensland gives up drinking ANOTHER Cairns pub has bitten the dust recently. The Cape York Hotel has closed its doors after 114 years. They had a final bumper night when all 40 locals turned up to pack the bar. (I wonder how they managed that? Perhaps they packed one corner at a time and took

photographs.) It is all very sad and you have to wonder what the landlord will do with this fine old building. The closure comes on the heels of another - The Courthouse has just collapsed too. People are just not buying enough beer for publicans to turn over an honest dollar. One of the pillars of Australian society appears to be crumbling. I don’t know what to say. Queenslanders giving up beer is like, well, fish giving up breathing. No, swimming. I meant swimming. Fish don’t do the breathing thing. If this catches on, it could have wide ranging implications, and strike at the very roots of

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Above: Emu and Brolga stories and the food plants of Albatross Bay, Western Cape York. Cast aluminium sphere, 230 x 250 mm. Artist: Thapich Dr Gloria Fletcher AO.

the Western Cape York Peninsula. Cash donations, which are tax deductible, are also gratefully appreciated by the committee and can be made to the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation, by contacting the treasurer Simon Chan on mobile: 0411 138 308.

what it is to be a Far North Queenslander. Can you imagine what will happen to all those grizzled men in big hats if they stop drinking beer? They will lose their traditional figures for a start, and go back to buying shorts with dainty waistlines. And if they are no longer pickling their brain cells in alcohol every night, you might get a coherent conversation out of them, even after six o’clock in the evening. Their kind and thoughtful side will shine through, and they will have time to spend with their families. Perhaps they can take up a sport again, like golf. Or if that is too energetic, they could go to

flower arranging classes, or become expert origamists. As our ex-drinkers turn into the slim, healthy blokes they always imagined themselves to be, I expect they will take up healthy eating as well. No more suspicious pies eaten at the bar. They will want a proper modern diet, with lots of broccoli and tofu. That’s the answer! It’s obvious when you think things through. The Cape York Hotel can turn into a Health Food Retreat and Alternative Therapy Hub. When we visit town we can call in for some aroma therapy, followed by one of those herbal teas with amazing properties. I can’t wait...

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a tenth of what would be needed to protect most species and ecosystems and reduce rates of extinction, he estimated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As funding at this level is unlikely to become available in the short run, we should look at putting resources into those National Parks and species where we have the best chance of achieving something - and that may mean selling off smaller parks that are not viable,â&#x20AC;? he said. However, selling national parks need not mean their loss in a conservation sense â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many well-off Australians now had a strong desire to look after native bushland and its species on a private basis, while many farmers were revegetating cleared land with native trees, leading to recovery in native species. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also there are enough covenants and restrictions in force now to ensure conservation of the landscape even when it is managed privately,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we have to refocus public investment on the National Parks where we can achieve

the best conservation results, then maybe we should also find ways to encourage more Australians to take care of their own landscapes and endangered species privately.â&#x20AC;?


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a case of deciding which battles we can win with the resources available â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and fighting those.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Professor Possingham


 from page 1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fourteen species of frogs are on their last legs.â&#x20AC;? With limited funds, both government and private, for conservation the nation may have to look at a new system for allocating those funds where both the need and the prospects of success are greatest, Professor Possingham said. This implied that public funds may have to be withdrawn from some areas and reinvested in others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could liken it to triage in a World War II military hospital: tough decisions may need to be taken about which patients have the best chance of survival and the resources allocated accordingly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Otherwise you spread your effort too thinly and achieve too little. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not a popular point of view â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but it is grounded in reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While 12 per cent of the continent is enclosed in National Parks, few have sufficient resources to manage their biota intensively. In the absence of major new sources of funds, we need to consider where the prospects of success are greatest and, indeed, what success in conservation actually consists of.â&#x20AC;? In the past, Australian conservation tended to be driven by a wish to restore parts of the continent to a pre-European state â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but this had proved impractical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be done in a dynamic world, where human influences and changing climates are constantly altering the rules for survival,â&#x20AC;? Professor Possingham said. Across the whole of Australia, current conservation investment was probably about


For effective decisions to be taken about which aspects of Australian biodiversity we can afford to manage well, there are two requirements, he said: better quantification of the actual costs of conservation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and better mathematical models for predicting the probable outcomes of various conservation actions. Both were now becoming available.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This thinking is exactly the way business operates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where can we invest to get the best return on our investment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The logic is equally compelling when applied to conservation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In short we have a basis for taking much better decisions about our environment which can ensure quintessential landscapes and key species are better protected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But those decisions will not happen without some losses and public controversy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a case of deciding which battles we can win with the resources available â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and fighting those.â&#x20AC;? CEED is an Australian Research Council funded Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and is part of the Commonwealthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Environmental Research Program (NERP). CEEDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research tackles key gaps in environmental decision-making, monitoring and adaptive management.


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SKILL360 Australia has been selected by the Federal Government as the only North Queensland-based company to deliver Australian Apprenticeship Support Services for the whole of the North Queensland and Torres Strait Region. Chief executive officer Peter Langbien said, “We’ve been operating throughout North Queensland since 1984 and have built a strong community focus. We are very proud to be the only North Queenslandb a s e d o rg a n i s a t i o n that has been offered a contract to deliver these services. “Our passion for, and understanding of, the region is what drives us to skill-proof the North Queensland and Torres Strait community.” Australian Apprenticeship Support Services providers are contracted by the Federal Government to supply support services to both employers and those wanting to take up an apprenticeship as a career path. “As an Australian Apprenticeship Centre, we will be assisting with the signing of training contracts and also assess, approve and process the payment of Federal Government incentives to eligible employers and personal benefits to

eligible Australian apprentices,” Mr Langbien said. “I believe that this is one of the most exciting developments in the history of Skill360 Australia. The company has improved and evolved over the past 28 years to embrace service excellence as our cornerstone. “Our commitment to the education, employment and training needs of our community’s workforce will now be enhanced with this additional service. We will be delivering customer focused apprenticeship services to businesses from Bowen across to the Northern Territory border and North to the Torres Strait”. Mr Langbien said Skill360 were excited about the opportunity to deliver Australian Apprenticeship Support Services throughout North Queensland, due to commence on July 1, 2012. “This is a wonderful addition to our current range of workforce solutions that includes group training, recruitment, training, labour hire and payroll services. “It is also a huge vote of confidence by the Federal Government in the ability of a local North Queensland community-based company to undertake these types of contracts,” he said.

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Single job provider for remote communities THE Federal Government recently announced significant changes to remote employment and community development services to help more people get into jobs and participate in their community. From July 1, 2013, the new $1.5 billion Remote Jobs and Communities Program will provide a more integrated and flexible approach to employment and participation services for people living in remote areas of Australia. The Remote Jobs and Communities Program will see jobseekers assisted by a single provider with a permanent presence in their region, ensuring they are getting better support to get the skills needed to get a job. It will also ensure people who are not working are participating in activities that contribute to developing strong and sustainable communities. Consultations held last year in remote communities across remote Australia found that current services are providing short term help but are not delivering the long term results that are needed. Julie Collins, the Federal Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, says the program is designed to provide better support for people wanting to work. “People told us they want to




Federal Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins.

see one employment services provider in their community, offering better training and support to get local people into jobs. A job contributes strongly to personal, social and economic development and is essential to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.” “This new program will build on the strengths of existing employment and participation and community programs, while providing a more flexible and responsive service to better meet the needs of people living in remote Australia,” she said. The four main programs currently delivering employment and participation services and community development in remote Australia - Job Services Australia, Disability Employment Services, Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) and the Indigenous Employment Program – will be rolled into the new integrated service.

• A single, local point of call for job seekers Jobseekers in remote areas will be assisted by a single Remote Jobs and Communities provider with a permanent presence in the region. This will provide people with better service on the ground, rather than the fly-in-fly-out support that currently operates in many places. Jobseekers will get personalised support from this single, local point of call, ensuring they are assisted to have the right skills needed to match local job opportunities. • Better support to get people ready for work and strengthen communities Remote Jobs and Communities providers will work in partnership with the community to develop a Community Action Plan, which sets out employment, economic and community development goals. A new flexible $508 million Participation Account will allow Remote Jobs and Communities providers to develop activities that help people get ready for work and also benefit their community, such as local social enterprises. The Participation Account will also allow Remote Jobs and Communities providers to support people to overcome barriers to employment, with services such as literacy and numeracy training or support to tackle alcohol and drug abuse. A new $240 million Community Development Fund will support meaningful participation projects developed by the community to get people ready for work. The ‘No Show No Pay’ rule will be applied in remote areas. People who fail to participate will have their payments suspended. • Local service providers Local service providers will

be offered a five year funding agreement, with options for further extensions up to five years, to give greater certainty to providers and communities. The Federal Government will provide $15 million to help strengthen local Indigenous organisation’s governance and capacity in the lead up to the model commencing on July 1, 2013. • A strong pathway to employment for young people A new flagship program for youth, Remote Youth Development and Leadership Corps for people aged under 25, will provide 3,000 young people each year with a clear pathway to employment. Building on the success of the Indigenous Rangers program, the Remote Youth Development and Leadership Corps will provide a nine to 12-month program geared towards making a successful transition from school into real employment opportunities for young people. It will focus on providing workexperience in jobs that are available in, or near, their community. There will be mentoring by local leaders and training providing at the Certificate II level. CDEP wages Eligible people who, under grandfathered arrangements, are currently still receiving CDEP wages will continue to receive wages for the first five years of participation in the new model. There are currently about 500 participants in CDEP activities outside the 65 Remote Service Regions, where Job Services Australia contracts are in place until 30 June 2015. The Government will provide $2.5 million to ensure these communities continue to have access to participation activities delivered through Job Services Australia providers.

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Thapich Pootchemunka farewelled in Aurukun HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral of incumbent Aurukun mayor and Wik elder Thapich Pootchemunka, held at the Aurukun Uniting Church last Friday. Mr Pootchemunka was contesting the Aurukun Shire Council mayoral role for the third time when he died on April 22 after a sudden illness. One of Cape York’s most respected Indigenous mayors, Thapich was remembered as a devoted family man and a visionary leader at the funeral service. Mourners from Cape York and beyond spilled out of the Church during the service, which was followed by a funeral procession to the Aurukun cemetery where Mr Mr Pootchemunka was laid to rest. Member for Cook, David Kempton, described it as a tough day for the Aurukun community. “Aurukun is a very close community and Mr Pootchemunka was well loved here,” he said. “He is going to be missed sadly here and across Cape York. I think this is a tragic loss.”

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Brad attended an event at the Carpentaria Golf Club which was aimed at bringing awareness to mental illness as well as raising over $1500 for AFFIRM, and bringing Brad closer to his $20,000 target. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to thank all the townsfolk of Weipa in general, and those people in particular who took the time to organise the fundraiser,â&#x20AC;? Brad said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was thrilled with the response and would like to thank everyone who generously supported me while in Weipa.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone in the Cape has shown me unrivalled generosity and support during this, the final and most difficult leg of my journey.â&#x20AC;? Hitting the road again

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Sad to be leaving Weipa WE would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to the community, our colleagues, patients and our great friends. For the last five years Weipa has been our home, and we have enjoyed being part of many committees, sporting clubs and social functions. Our current employment with Weipa Medical Centre will end on June 1, 2012 and we cannot be offered any permanent work to stay in town. Therefore we have chosen to leave our home, well before we were ready to go. This has been a very distressing and unsettling period for our family as we have thoroughly enjoyed living and working in Weipa . We hope the Weipa Hospital can continue to provide the excellent, dedicated and efficient health care that we strived to deliver the community. We shall be moving to Charleville and continuing

to provide health care to a remote community. Farewell and may God bless you with good health. Dr Donna Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kane and Andrew Connell (Physiotherapist)

Coalition needs to act on election promises THE Queensland Coalition campaigned on a number of issues addressing remote communities in the Far North during the recent State Government election: Better health care (or at least ease of access to services), lower cost of living in remote communities i.e. freight and travel prices - but from what I heard, offered no further subsidising or road improvements. They also campaigned on matters almost in direct relevance to First Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, matters such as traditional hunting no longer being exempt from animal protec-

tion and cruelty act as Sea Turtles and Dugongs are an endangered species. They also promised to back these bans up with educational and informative services, training and facilities i.e. conservation centres, locally trained rangers and conservationists and a stronger emphasis on the endangerment of the creatures. The LNP also campaigned on a promise to review the Alcohol Management Plans, or in my opinion, Apartheid Prohibition. The end result of such a review could mean a lift in the laws, or a greater emphasis on the areas exALP ministers such as Curtis Pitt, refused to advocate for, such as rehabilitation to address the addiction to alcohol, not just the consumption of; and also facilities, services and health care workers and mental health workers and services to address social issues that stem from alcoholism. They were elected and voted into office by a landslide majority on these platforms. I am pleased to see

these promises, regardless of if one agrees with all of them or not, being acted upon so soon after assuming power. To uphold the bargain you present during a campaign is something we deserve in the Far North. However, I do sincerely hope that the new Minister for Local Government and Indigenous Affairs and Health will listen to the wants and needs of the local people. I hope that the consultation meeting held in Cairns last week with the Cape York mayors was not just a box-tick exercise. Time will tell, but for now it looks to be improving. In my opinion, what needs to happen is for the Police Minister to come onboard and re-think/re-evaluate how they train their personnel - especially those placed in communities where various intervention policies are at play, i.e. the implementation of cultural awareness training, and an emphasis on the various mental health factors that may be rife in dysfunctional communities, in order to be taken into account at

some stage in the training/ re-training process in order to better communicate with and police their neighbours. I hope the new Queensland State Government can realise, and act upon such a realisation, the importance of solutions that back-up and address the causes, not just bans and prohibition that merely address the symptoms. You can have both, you can have even one of them, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just have a stand-alone ban. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fair and is in fact nothing short of segregation. I am glad that the ignorance of people like Curtis Pitt, who all insisted that the Alcohol Management Plans are working in their current format, and his ALP cronies who enforced this separatism and degeneration of respect Governments have for First Australians, are out of office for the next four years at least. I hope their successors put their money where there mouths are and submit to action and progress and genuine, capacity building

consultation with grass-roots stakeholders and knowledge bearers. Jack Andrew Wilkie-Jans A&TSI Affairs Advocate

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COALITION Members and Senators will be surveying parents across the country about the internet experiences of their family and their children, as part of the work of the Coalition’s Online Safety Working Group, said Warren Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt. “The survey covers such matters as ownership and use of computers, phones and other devices; use of social media; and any experiences with cyber-bullying,” Mr Entsch said. “I encourage all parents to take the time to respond to this survey. The more information we have, the better placed we will be to make effective policy recommendations about how we help parents and

teachers ensure the safety of our children and young people online.” The survey can be answered online, and Coalition parliamentarians will be putting a link to the survey on their websites. A hard copy version of the survey will also be available. The Coalition Online Safety Working Group was established earlier this year by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to make recommendations on policy to improve online safety for children and young people. The survey will be open for responses until the end of May. The survey link (URL) is


Now is the time to review THE end of the 2011/12 financial year is already approaching, so now’s the time to examine your situation and ensure your finances are as taxeffective as possible. The first of July marks the start of a new financial year and we’ll also see, for the foreseeable future, the introduction of the Carbon Tax. As such, we will continue to see pressure on our financial markets. We are going

to see more change and we are advising clients to look at ways to maximise their financial position. Below are some of the areas we typically review: 1. Sacrifice your salary to super 2. Offset capital gains 3. Move assets into a lower tax rate ownership 4. Contribute to your super 5. Contribute to your spouse’s super 6. Qualify for a Government co-contribution

7. Protect your income 8. Take out life insurance within super 9. Take advantage of imputation credits It’s at this time, that it’s important to work in conjunction with your financial adviser before implementing these strategies to avoid common traps and take advantage of opportunities. Your adviser can help you determine how to best structure your financial affairs and generate additional wealth.

want for Mother’s Day DADS take note: a survey commissioned by Tetley (the tea people) reveals that this Mothers Day, Australian mums only wants the simple things. A chance for a break and a hot cup of tea will mean far more than a flashy store-bought gift. In fact, 34% of mothers would just love some time to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with the newspaper/ magazine. Additionally, mums said that breakfast was an important break from routine that they enjoy on Mothers Day. This is a chance for the family to spend quality time together before she tends to her own mother or mother-in-law. However, an astonishing 44% of those mums had to make their own

breakfast last Mothers Day - and worse yet, many then had to clean up afterwards. Relinquishing of housework came out as an important component of a great Mothers Day. In fact, Tetley survey respondents listed ‘still having to do chores’ as the most trying thing about Mother’s Day. So after you’ve served her breakfast in bed, make sure to clean up the dishes. In essence, Aussie mothers aren’t asking for much this Mothers Day. Serve her breakfast in bed with a hot cup of tea, let her relax, clean the house for her and serve her another cup of tea after dinner and you’re sure to give the mum in your life the day she wants and deserves.

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Tips to make your mum’s special day perfect... : Make your wife/mother a special breakfast and serve it to her in bed. : Even though 19 per cent of mums named “having a special breakfast” an essential component to a great Mothers Day, 44 per cent had to get their own breakfast last year! : Serve a hot cup of her favorite tea with the breakfast. : 25 per cent of mothers said that breakfast was their favorite time of day to have tea. : After preparing and serving breakfast, make sure to do the dishes! : No mother should have to clean up after anyone or anything on Mothers Day. : Spend time together as a family. : 33 per cent said this was the most important part of a good Mothers Day. : Throughout the day, do all of the housework/ chores of which you are capable. : Still having to do housework was listed as the most “disappointing” thing about Mothers Day by 18 per cent of mums. : While you are cleaning the house/doing the chores, make Page 8 Western Cape Bulletin May 9, 2012

sure your mother is comfortable, relaxed, and has reading material readily available. : Reading the paper or a magazine with a cup of tea was the first choice for relaxation for 34 per cent of mothers. : If you can, do something to pamper her that makes her feel extra special. : Gifts are always nice, but keep in mind that nothing is more important than showing her you care. A home-made gift can do this better than any store-bought item. : For dinner, let her decide if you eat in or dine out. Whether you make reservations, pick up take-awat or cook, just make sure she doesn’t pay or do the dishes! : Once you’ve finished dinner, serve her another cup of her favorite tea. 24 per cent of mothers said after dinner/ then the kids are in bed was their second favorite time of day for a cuppa’. : Make sure she’s relaxed and had a nice day. If so, pat yourself on the back because you’ve successfully given her a simple, blissful Mothers Day.


Bio trees provide the fuel of the future UNIVERSITY of Queensland researchers have planted five hectares of Pongamia trees at Hope Vale, north Queensland in a bid to create a commercially viable plantation for sustainable regional development and biofuel production in northern Australia. In conjunction with Cape York’s traditional land owners and partners, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR) is aiming to plant a further 3000 hectares within the first three years of the partnership, which will ultimately yield an estimated 10 to 15 million litres of biofuel. The seeds from the oil-rich Pongamia pinnata (also called Millettia) tree provide a sustainable solution to the production of biofuel, which in turn, will help alleviate the environmental ramifications caused by automotive, aviation, mining, energy, and marine industries. Director of the CILR Professor Peter Gresshoff is UQ’s

driving force behind the seven year project and believes the initial stages will demonstrate the utility of local biofuel production. “It’s a native species that has already grown in the area for thousands of years,” he said. “More and more communities will be able to adopt our research and potentially support nations outside of Australia.” But if that’s not enough of a reason, the tree requires minimal nitrogen fertiliser, grows fast, shows a strong tolerance to drought and salinity, plus it won’t compete with prime agricultural land. The seeds are also inedible, which makes the crop worry-free when it comes to the controversial food-for-fuel debate. John McIntyre of Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation says that project partners are also committed to indigenous employment as well as ensuring community and commercial success.

“Approximately 80 new jobs will be created in the first five years,” he said. Over the next decade biobased products will increasingly play a pivotal role in the global shift from fossil fuel-dependent economies to a greener and cleaner future. Despite this promise, extensive research is needed for optimal genetic material suited to specific regions, innovative management and harvesting procedures and down-stream conversion and utilisation. Australia’s current diesel requirement is about 20 billion litres a year. Professor Gresshoff said pongamia-derived biodiesel was thought to initially meet 20 per cent of the demand with only 7000 square kilometers of plantations. It was an unlimited possibility considering the country has close to one million square kilometres where Pongamia trees could flourish.

Big George takes his last ride

George Robinson, 1955 – 2012.

THE Far North Queensland trucking industry lost one of it’s favourite sons following the sudden death of George Robinson on April 21, 2012. Friends and family gathered in Cairns for his funeral service last week, and a memorial service was held on Sunday, May 6 at Putts Palms in Weipa. Big George was born on the November 3, 1955 to proud parents Francis and Nancy in Akaroa, New Zealand. He left school to take up truck driving, which had been an interest since a young age for George. He learnt his skills from those closest to him; from his father and brothers and many others on the Banks Peninsula, New Zealand which is one of the best training grounds ever to learn driving. With great driving skills and experience George travelled to Cairns, Australia in 1981 to follow the love of his life Elizabeth Dillon, who he married that same year in November. He settled in Cairns and in 1984 became a much-loved father to son Cory, and later in 1985 to his daughter Danica. As a father he has made his kids very proud of him for whom

he was, a man well respected and loved by many near and far. He has taught his kids many things from their first steps, riding bikes and even having the patience while teaching them to drive and the strength to teach his son Cory to drive trucks, but most importantly he has taught his kids how to love and respect family and friends. George was always there for his kids, whether it was for a yarn or help fixing various different things, and if he couldn’t do it in person he would always find a way to help. He wasn’t there just for his kids. George really did do anything, and everything, for those he loved and knew. He had the biggest heart they have ever known. Over the years as the kids grew up George took the family on many adventures from camping with friends or vacations on the beach, but the adventures he loved most were the ones in the

truck – even if at a young age they only made it to Kuranda. George leaves behind a son that will always idolise him and a daughter that will always be in awe of the great man and father he was. George has been a well-known identity in Far North Qld for many years and is one of the faces of FNQ’s trucking industry. With trips from Cairns to Kurumba, Mareeba to Weipa and most places in between, George became a welcome sight for sore eyes between the dirt, dust and swarms of tourists. George was loved by so many people and has been described as “the guy with a heart of gold”. Many of his customers considered him not to be just a great driver, but part of the family. The men could have a cold XXXX with George and then the women could sit and gossip about Home & Away with him. – Contributed


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struggle of managing health because after leaving the pool he put on about 2kg a week for eight months straight. “I think the top weight I reached was 122kg. It took me about six or seven years to get the weight off. My waistline got to proportions I have never seen before. I had to come to grips with the fact that I couldn’t keep eating what I wanted and doing no exercise.” Diabetes Queensland CEO Michelle Trute said busy lifestyles, processed food and too many labour-saving devices are just some of the reasons why most of us are carrying extra weight around the belly and causing increased risk of lifestyle-related chronic disease and avoidable hospitalisation. “The way we live in cities is exacerbating health problems and causing a large increase in preventable conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers,” Ms Trute said. “We know that health budgets are in overload and there’s a shortage of hospital beds. We need to save the hospital beds for accidents and emergencies – not fill them up through avoidable illness.” For more information about the national Swap It Don’t Stop It campaign visit

JESUS was always the vital cog in the machinery of God’s plan of salvation, and any attempt to reject Jesus would see God move to make sure this doesn’t happen, even if they were the spiritual leaders of God’s chosen people of the time, the Jews. And the spiritual leaders were not finished with Jesus yet and got together to try and trap him. (Read Mark Ch 12 vs 13-17). The Pharisees and members of Herod’s party normally do not get on, because most of the Jews hated being under Roman rule, and the Pharisee’s were among them.

Herod’s party was made up of Jews who agreed with the family of Herod’s who ruled, even though they represented Rome. Here we read that they were willing to put aside their differences to trap Jesus. When they asked the question of whether it was lawful to pay taxes to Rome or not, it was a loaded question that was designed to trap the Lord, but he knew what was going on. If Jesus had answered “yes” to the question, the Pharisees, on behalf of the many Jews, would have accused Jesus of being a traitor. On the other hand, if he had said “no” then

the Herodian Jews were ready to jump in and accuse him of treason. But they were up against the greatest Debater the world has ever seen! He answered that you should not look upon paying taxes as going against God or Caesar, because you should give to God what belongs to God, and to Caesar what belongs to Caesar! God gives benefits and expects his dues, (tithing) and the same goes for Caesar! (tax). Talk about slap them with a wet mullet from the Sea of Galilee! The Bible said they were amazed at his answer. The Lord is to be praised. Rev Michael Connolly.


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Back to the consumption of artiďŹ cial sweeteners: after only 70 years of the commercialisation of artiďŹ cial sweetener we are now eating artiďŹ cial sweeteners and other chemicals on a daily basis. Animal and human studies suggested in many cases that sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharine and polyols (sugar alcohols) have been linked to weight gain, headaches, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. But what concerns me the most is, that there is a serious concern of us developing cancer when ingesting them. A documentary called Time for a Change talks about the effects of diet drinks on your emotional and physical state. Firstly, all commercials make you believe you are going


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Breakfast 6.30am to 9am Lunch 12pm to 2pm Dinner 6pm to 8.30pm


Roast $1250


T-bone $1550

Bookings essential Ph: 4090 6666


For bookings phone: 4090 6666

LIVE MUSIC on the deck SUNDAY, MAY 13 1PM TO 3PM

Weipa Cellars

Come and dine in airconditioned comfort on the deck overlooking the bay. Reservations are essential.

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Fish & chips $1250


Schnitzel, chips & salad $1250


Nachos $1250

No take-away meals for daily specials. Specials not available on public holidays.

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Building a new house? Come in and have a look! SHOWROOM TIMES: Tues and Thurs, noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2pm

Ph/Fax: 4069 9600 or Ph/Fax: 4069 7005 Mobile: 0427 296 367

When choosing lighting for your next residential, commercial or renovation project, The Lighthouse will help you to experience an entirely new level of style, quality and real value for money.

32w CIRCULAR FLURO $3100 ea inc gst c/w lamp

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SNAPSHOTS @ Sue's 50th Birthday dinner

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

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.

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.

Sue had plenty of sparkles for her birthday celebration on Sunday night.

Harry and Ruth came and welcomed Sue to the club of milestones.


Beaver and Marco shared a beer and a laugh.

Tina and Lloyd enjoyed the atmosphere on the deck.

Matt and Tara enjoyed the milestone celebration.

Fr i d a y 8 t o Weipa Fishing Classic weekSunday 10 end.

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.

Michelle and Don enjoyed the night on the deck at Bauxite Bills.

Kadin and Kenzia were there to wish Sue a happy birthday.


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.

Thursday 9

Weipa RSL Sub Branch montly meeting 7pm at Shop 1 Memorial Square. Guests and new members welcome contact Neil Dickinson 0428 985 108. Karen, and Michael nursing a worn out party goer in Isabel.

Page 14 Western Cape Bulletin May 9, 2012

Sue and Jamie are now united in the same club - over 50’s


A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

House of the week QUALITY DESIGNER HOME 4 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR $679,000 neg robe to main * Security screens throughout * Stainless steel fans an downlights throughout * Split system air-conditioning throughout * Venetians and blinds throughout * Two tiled outdoor patio areas * Extra large double garage with Pebblecrete driveway * Custom timber front fence with side access * Landscaped tropical gardens with Formboss garden edging * Automatic lawn and garden water* New House in Golf Links Estate ing system * Large 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2 * Solar hot-water system Garage * Covered Portico Entry with stone inlay * Land size 912m2 * Designer Kitchen with stainless steel * Currently Tenanted until December 2012 $650pw appliances including dishwasher * Mirrored built-in robes with walk-in * New Expected Rental $800-$900pw

 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom lowset home on a massive 1476m2 block, air-conditioned, tiled living areas, carpet in bedrooms, upgraded kitchen with servery to outdoor entertaining area, in a great location, walking distance to school, parks and pool.

Priced to sell $440,000 neg Want your property sold or managed contact the team at Western Cape Real Estate A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

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

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

    $285,000 neg. $520,000








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Pop Top home. 999m2. Situated in great location off River Drive. Short stroll to the beach. A/C throughout. Large lounge and dining. Upstairs parents retreat. Huge private outdoor area, Colorbond fencing.

$285,000 neg. $650,000


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Brand new home in Golf Links Estate. A/C. Kitchen with granite bench tops, pantry and dishwasher space. Family room, lounge room and dining area. Patio, landscaped, fully fenced and in ground ďŹ breglass pool. Double lock up garage, with laundry and storage area.

$490,000 neg.



Highset well maintained home. Upgraded kitchen and bathroom. Lounge and dining area, A/C, wide timber veranda outback, fenced backyard and an above ground pool.

$450,000 neg.





Renovated lowset family home. Freshly painted, new tiling, kitchen upgrade with dishwasher space and pantry, BIW, split system A/C and ceiling fans. Fully fenced backyard 973m2.

$580,000 neg.











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

$639,000 neg.



Fully renovated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pop Topâ&#x20AC;? home. 4 bed plus 5th bed/ofďŹ ce/study. No louvres. Open plan living with modern kitchen, dining and lounge. A/C. Rear of property fully fenced with vehicle access to 10m x 7m insulated shed with power. 988 m2 block.

$469,000 neg.



Lowset home, spacious dining/living area, upgraded kitchen with dishwasher space and pantry, A/C, ceiling fans and built in wardrobes. Large 1,017m2 corner block with fenced backyard and rear entertaining area.

$550,000 neg.



Modern low maintenance home in Nanum. Tiled ďŹ&#x201A;ooring throughout, spacious lounge/dining and kitchen. A/C throughout. Built in wardrobes. Fully fenced with side access. Undercover patio area at rear and double carport.

$520,000 neg.









Large lounge, dining and extended living area. A/C and ceiling fans throughout. Built in wardrobes. Above ground pool, situated on a 999m2 corner block, with shed and fenced yard.

$770,000 neg.



Weipaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best buy, rent out each room. Built in wardrobes, A/C and ceiling fans. Two living areas, large open plan kitchen, tiled ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, entertainment area overlooking the in ground pool. Colorbond fencing and landscaped gardens.




Well presented two storey unit. New ďŹ&#x201A;oor coverings and freshly painted interior. A/C and ceiling fans. Fully fenced courtyard. Built in lock up storage room. Currently vacated and ready to move into. Suitable for Investors and First Home owners.

P.O.A. In operation since 2008. With a boat ramp located just 500m away. If you are looking for a stable and secure cash ďŹ&#x201A;ow investment with great deprecation beneďŹ ts that requires minimal human involvement then circle this proďŹ t producer. Includes everything needed for Car & Boat Wash business plus residence, for caretaker or to rent.

SALES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GEOFF BRYANT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0408 772 592 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MELISA P: 07 4069 9921 F: 07 4069 9721 Email:

Web: Western Cape Bulletin May 9, 2012 Page 15



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5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: Heart of Fire (M a,v 2008) In Tigrinya and Italian 2:35 Gone Fishing 2:50 Jazzed 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: Duct Tape Island Survival 8:30 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy: India - Virologist and explorer Dr Mike Leahy is on a high-stakes mission to meet the deadliest creatures on the planet. Whether they want to suck, bite, sting or feed on his body, he’ll do whatever it takes to better understand what they’re all about. In this episode, Dr Mike takes a risky dip in the Ganges, endures leech therapy and meets some cranky monkeys with a thirst for blood. He’ll also visit Varanasi - India’s spiritual and cultural heart. 9:30 Shameless 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Living Black 1:35 About Men: The Mating Game 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 10:25 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 Perfect Child Mummies 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team: St Ebbas 6:50 Minuscule: Woopsy Daysies! 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: The Sittaford Mystery (M v, Final) - A Ouija board portends the death of a prominent politician. CAST: Geraldine McEwan, Timothy Dalton 10:05 Artscape: Artscape: A Law Unto Himself - Roger Law was a creator of the UK puppet show Spitting Image before he deported himself to Australia to explore his remaining artistic talent. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 6ft Hick: Notes From The Underground - Behind-the-scenes music documentary. 1:35 Time Team: St Ebbas 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 8 - 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 9:30 Person Of Interest: Many Happy Returns (All New) - It’s Reese’s birthday, and Finch gifts him with a day off - especially when he realises that The Machine’s latest number is sure to revive painful memories. Starring Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman. 10.30 CSI: NY: Like Water For Murder - The team must figure out how a young woman and a shark end up dead on the beach at the same time. Starring Gary Sinise, Anna Belknap, Eddie Cahill.. 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 The Whole Truth 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 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 Irish Pub Formulation 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Launch Acceleration 9:00 Two Broke Girls: And The Upstairs Neighbor (All New) 9:30 TBA 10:30 TBA 11:30 Chase (M v) The Comeback Kid - After living life with a false identity, fugitive Jack Druggan embarks on a vengeful killing spree in an attempt to return to his notorious mobster glory days, boasting of his crimes and challenging the U.S. Marshals to catch him. 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

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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: Messenger of the Gods 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest India: Western Ghats: Monsoon Mountains- known locally as the Sahyadri Hills, which are made up of the Malabar Plains and a continuous chain of mountains. (Part 4 of 5) 8:35 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - Adventurer Charley Boorman sets off to cross Canada by motorbike. (Part 2 of 4) 9:30 East to West: Between Two Rivers - This new six-part series tells the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Middle East and its huge influence on the West. (Part 1 of 6) 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: Under The Salt (M a,l,n 2008) In Spanish. Commander Trujillo, a Mexico City policeman, travels to a small town close to a salt mine where he investigates a series of mysterious murders of young women. 1:25 Movie: The Cruellest Day (MA v,a,l 2002) In Italian. Set in Eastern Europe and Somalia, this is a powerful, compelling drama based on the true story of the 1994 murder of Italian investigative journalist Illaria Alpi and her cameraman Miran Hrovatin. 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 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: Charity Song- Our four finalists are charged with developing a song that could be used to raise money for charity. Divided into two teams, they work on a demo track. Once completed, Mark Bouris will choose the winning team, firing two contestants. 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 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 - The Block Unlocked 7:30 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles 9:30 Friday Night Football: Canterbury Bulldogs v Gold Coast Titans 11:30 Movie: The Glimmer Man (AV v,l 1996)- Steven Seagal stars as a softly spoken, mystical, new age New York cop with a past. He is transferred to LA to help cop Jim Campbell solve a series of brutal murders. Starring Keenan Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Michelle Johnson, Brian Cox. 1:20 Movie: Seconds To Spare (M v,l 2002) - A former DEA agent, Paul Blake, was framed for a crime he didn’t commit and went to jail. Now out on parole, his mission is to hunt down Emmett Larkin, the CIA agent who set him up and took away his life, with the trail for revenge leading him to Australia. Starring Antonio Sabata Jnr, Kimberley Davies, Kate Beahan, Jerome Ehlers, Nick Tate, Alyssa-Jane Cook. 3:05 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2:55 Philip Roth: A Lesson in Anatomy 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven: Uppers and Downers 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: The Champion 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections: Formula One 8:30 RocKwiz: Paris Wells & Barrence Whitfield. 9:15 Movie: You and Me (M s,l 2005) In French.- A bittersweet, French flavoured tale about the lives of two sisters each searching for true love. Ariane, a hopeless romantic who writes for a magazine, and her cellist sister Lena, are both involved in love triangles. 10:55 Movie: The 11 Commandments (M a,n,s 2004) In French. Directed by Francois Desagnat and Thomas Sorriaux, and stars Michaël Youn, Vincent Desagnat and Benjamin Morgaine. 12:35 Jump! The World’s Greatest Streakers - A look at the world of serial streakers. We hear what motivates them to streak in front of millions of viewers at live sporting events. We also meet the lawyers who represent them, the security teams that try to stop them, the famous celebrities who have streaked for publicity, and the public relations specialists who deal with the fallout when stunts become disasters. 1:35 Weatherwatch Overnight 3:45 German Pokal Cup Final: Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich 6:00 Phineas and Ferb 6:30 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 7:00 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 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 6:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 Les Cybershack 1:30 Getaway 2:00 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Tweed Heads No Ordinary Family 2:00 Sunday Afternoon Movie: Problem Child (PG Murray’s Football Feature: German Pokal Cup Final 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 World Seagulls v Redcliffe Dolphins 4:00 Sunday Football: Cronulla Sharks 1991) 4:00 Italian Symphony Of Food 4:30 2012 AFL Premiership Superbike Championships 2012 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 ADbc v Melbourne Storms Season: Rnd 7: Fremantle v Port Adelaide 4:00 Kick: Baby, Believe Me 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 National News Sunday Rnd 7: Fremantle v Port Adelaide 6:00 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece: Olympia 6:30 World News 6:30 The Block: Room Reveal 7:30 Dancing With The Stars Australia 7:30 60 Minutes 9:30 TBA 7:30 Lost Worlds: Easter Island Underworld - Deep beneath the 8:30 The Mentalist: Ruddy Cheeks (*All New*M v) - Jane and the legendary Easter Island, scientists undertake a groundbreakCBI investigate the homicide of a wealthy man with a terminal 12:30 Dual Suspects: Murder Italian Style - Follow the story surrounding the controversial Amanda Knox trial. During 2007, ing expedition to map a vast cave system utilised by the illness. Starring Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang in an Italian medieval town named Perugia, British exchange people who carved these iconic statues. 9:30 Unforgettable: Heartbreak (*All New*) - Carrie and Al are at a 8:30 Prophets Of Science Fiction: Issac Asimov - Isaac Asimov student, Meredith Kercher, was found dead in her room, in loss to explain how a murder victim mysteriously appeared in dreamed of a better future where robots can do mankind’s what looked like a stage break- in attempted to mask the an empty ballpark. dirty work. 10:30 CSI: Miami: Blood Lust crime. Her half-naked body was found surrounded by blood 9:25 Movie Of The Week: After the Wedding (MAV 2006) In Danish 11:30 Flashpoint and her throat slashed. Narrated by Jacqueline Bynon. This 2007 Oscar-nominated drama is about the choices 12:30 TBA 1:30 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice people make and the choices made for them. 1:30 Spyforce 2:40 Sons And Daughters 11:35 Movie: The 13 Roses (MAV 2007) In Spanish. Based on the 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 NBC Today true story of 13 young Spanish women who were arrested and 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 NBC Meet The Press executed by Franco’s forces on the eve of the Second World 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 Sunrise Extra War. They became known as the 13 Roses. 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Seven Early News 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 The Midday Movie: Mask (1985) 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 Toy Box 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 & Away 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Hope For The Hopeless - Richard performs his 10,000th surgery on a pair of bickering sisters who come into the hospital for a liver transplant. 10:00 Desperate Housewives: Get Out Of My Life - Susan discovers the identity of the father of Julie’s baby and Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health. 11:00 Private Practice: Losing Battles 12:00 My Big Friggin Wedding: Mrs Meatballs - Just as Violet’s personal life takes a turn for the better with Scott, the paramedic, Joanna arrives in need of urgent medical attention, being both pregnant and badly beaten. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

4:15 UEFA Europa League Final 7:05 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The House and Studio of Luis Barragán, Mexico 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Tetsuya’s Pursuit of Excellence 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: Medieval 9:30 The Family UK: Little Pinchings - Family tensions are building. For Sarbjit and Arvinder having all their children under one roof is all-important, but as every parent knows, it sometimes comes at a price. With a wedding on the horizon and a baby on the way, the family is feeling the pressure. As the storm brews, will news about the baby clear the air and heal the rift in the family? 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Story of Playboy - A quirky history of Playboy Magazine and its founder, Hugh Hefner, and their impact over the past 50 years. 12:10 Dave In The Life: Controversial Artist 12:40 Movie: El Triunfo (MA v,d,s, 2006) In Spanish. Set in Barcelona in the 1980s, Nen is a teenager who dreams of becoming a famous rumba musician like his father. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 The Midday Movie: Casanova (M s 2005) He was the world’s most notorious seducer. A man that no woman could resist... until now! Casanova meets his match for the first time. Starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller. 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Lab Rats 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 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 7: Melbourne v Hawthorn 11:00 Most Shocking: Wickedly Wet Wipeouts” This week, catch the Top 20 most shocking wet wipeouts you have ever seen! 12:00 Special: Hollywood’s Baddest: Boyfriends - Tonight, we expose Hollywood’s baddest boyfriends who lie, cheat and steal, yet somehow manage to win the hearts of these famous starlets. 1:00 Special: Raging Thunder - Travel with Ben Cropp along the North Johnson River in remote North QLD. For five days, they battle the raging rapids and experience the contrast of the beauty and tranquility of of pristine rainforests. 2:00 Auction Squad 3:00 Infomercials -Shopping programme. 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Stitch! 6:30 Handy Manny 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The 6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 The Woodlies 10:30 Castaway - Saturday 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 PWC 10:30 The Fresh Prince Of Belair 11:00 Kids’ WB 11:05 Ben10: Ultimate Alien 11:30 Thundercats 11:30 Erky Perky 12:00 V8 Xtra 12:20 Motorsport 1:30 That ‘70s Show 2:00 Beat The Star 3:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season 12:00 Wakkaville 12:30 Pixel Pinkie 1:00 A Gurl’s Wurld 1:30 Rnd 7: Adelaide v Geelong Gasp 2:00 The Saddle Club 2:30 Kitchen Whiz 3:00 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 The Garden Gurus 5:00 National News - First At Five 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Family Movie Special: Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) 5:30 Your 4x4 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 7: Brisbane v Colling6:00 National News Saturday wood 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos - Join your host Shelley 8:45 The Saturday Movie: 2 Fast 2 Furious (M v,l) Craft for an hour of side-splitting laughs on Australia’s Funni10:30 The Hit Rater.Com est Home Videos. 12:05 Special: Doomed To Die? 13 Most Shocking Hollywood 7:40 The Voice - The Battles, Part 3 Curses. - From cursed movie sets, strange accidents and 9:40 TBA macabre twists of fate, we explore the chilling details of 12:00 Movie: Deliverance (AV l,v 1972) - A weekend camping doomed celebrities. trip through the mountain wilderness turns into a terrifying 1:05 The Late Movie: 48 Shades (M a,s,l 2006) - A teenage boy nightmare for four men. Starring Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, moves in with his twenty-two-year-old Aunt and suddenly Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Billy McKinney finds himself exposed to a very adult world. 2:00 Movie: Honky Tonk Freeway (M l,s 1981) - A view of contem3:05 Auction Squad: The squad are battling heatstroke and wallpaporary America in vignettes of various eccentrics whose lives per that just won’t budge. converge in Ticlaw, Florida, a tiny town determined to attract tourists despite the lack of an exit ramp from the new freeway. 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz: Male Body Shock!: From Breast Cancer To Lupus Starring Beau Bridges, Hume Cronyn, Beverly D’Angelo, WilShocking” Dr Oz discusses shocking diseases men get. Bones: liam Devane, George Dzundza, Jessica Tandy, Geraldine Page. Warning signs of osteoporosis. Plus, a break dance workout. 4:00 Danoz Direct/ 5:30 Wesley Impact

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: The Far East 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: Indonesia 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Town with Nicholas Crane: Ludlow - In this four-part series, geographer Nicholas Crane celebrates the forgotten world of the town. 8:30 The Secret History of Eurovision 9:30 As It Happened: Freedom - 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: The Blonde with Bare Breasts (MA s,a 2010) In French. Brothers Julien and Louis are small-time crooks who make a living transporting gravel across Paris on their father’s barge. When a dealer in stolen goods proposes they steal ‘The Blonde with Bare Breasts’, a Manet painting on display at the Musée d’Orsay. 12:55 Kurt Wallander 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight

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ARIES RIES (March (March 21st (Ma 1st - April Apr l 20th) h) A surprise rise meeting with a person whom w you f met many years ago may confuse you for a while. After a while you will remember who this person is and where you have seen them before. Romance. A meeting with a close friend will give you a chance to talk about your relationship with your partner in much more depth than usual. There are some issues which you need to address quite urgently.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) A difficult aspect to Pluto this week could bring some secrets out of the closet. Do your best to deal honestly with these issues rather than trying to cover them up even further. Romance. A comment made by your partner could make you angry. Try not to overreact, and do your best to see it in context.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


A group discussion about a recent problem at work will help you come up with a solution which you would not have been able to reach by yourself. Don’t be too hard on someone whom you disagree with. Romance. An acquaintance that you hardly know may be much more interested in you than you realise. This person thinks about you a lot and would like to have a more romantic relationship with you.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A decision which you make this week will be difficult because the other person involved in this is in a much stronger position than you are. Don’t push your luck too far. Romance. Don’t let a personal remark upset you from someone close this week. Take this person’s comments in context and move on.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) A difficult aspect to Mars early in the week could make you quite aggressive at times. Be careful not to take an insult too seriously. Romance. You must try to find a better balance between your own needs and those of your partner. A friend who understands you well will give you a word of advice.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


A difficult aspect to Uranus may bring some confusion into your life over the next few days. There won’t be much that you can count on to stay the same: do your best to move with the tide and take advantage of any opportunities which open up for you. Romance. A meeting with friends this weekend will put you in touch with a new admirer. This person will want to see much more of you.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Time spent helping a close friend will bring you both closer together. You understand this person well, but there is something about them which you are not aware of. When you find this out you will be better able to give the right advice. Romance. Time spent alone with your partner will help you to get to grips with a recent problem which has come between you. You need to find out what your partner really feels about the situation.

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Your ability to spot a financial opportunity when you see it will help you to bring in a windfall. Spending the money won’t be quite as easy! Romance. It might be better to hide your interest in a new admirer. This person is already very interested in you, but will respond to a challenge.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may feel that you are being bossed about at the moment. Unfortunately, this is not the best time to make a fuss. Wait a few days. Romance. If your partner’s bad habits haven’t changed yet they are not likely to do so in the future! You may just have to accept them.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You may be a little hard on yourself at times over this week. Don’t accept the blame for a mistake which was somebody else’s fault. Romance. This is not the best time for joint activities. You will enjoy being with your partner, but will need to make your own decisions.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. – Abraham Lincoln


Don’t be afraid to indulge yourself from time to time this week. You have been putting in more than your fair share of work and need to feel that you are getting some reward. Romance. A promise which your partner made recently will soon be fulfilled. This will help to reassure you over recent doubts.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A favourable aspect to Neptune later in the week will make this an excellent time for original thought. Your creative juices will be flowing and you will be full of bright ideas! Romance. Events may not go quite according to plan - but this is not your fault. Make sure that you stay calm.

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2012 Western Cape Bulletin Footy Tipping Competitions

Spilla's Spin... on rugby league



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

ROUND 10 – Fri, May 11 – Mon, May 14 Broncos v Sea Eagles @ Suncorp Stadium Bulldogs v Titans @ Suncorp Stadium SAT, MAY 12 Warriors v Roosters @ Mt Smart Stadium Knights v Cowboys @ Hunter Stadium SUN, MAY 13 Raiders v Eels @ Canberra Stadium Sharks v Storm @ Toyota Stadium MON, MAY 14 Panthers v Dragons @ Centrebet Stadium BYE Wests Tigers and Rabbitohs

dimension to the Maroons line up. NSW, well all I can say is they can and will do their best, but will come up empty-handed once again. My NSW team would be: 1. J. Dugan, 2. B. Morris, 3. M. Jennings, 4. K. Leilua, 5. A. Uate, 6. T. Carney, 7. M. Pearce, 8. J. Tamou, 9. R. Farah, 10. P. Gallen, 11. L. Lewis, 12. G. Bird, 13. G. Stewart, 14. R. Hinchcliffe, 15. A. Watmough, 16. B. Creagh, 17. A. Woods. There are a few selections that would probably have people shaking their heads, but I do believe this is NSW’s best team to unsettle the Maroons. Keith Leilua is a big, bustling centre with huge potential and is a favourite of coach Ricky Stuart. Todd Carney’s topsyturvey life is starting to find the right direction, and he has been in formidable form for the resurgent Sharks. My other surprise selection would be young Tigers frontrower Aaron Woods who I think could be a NSW representative for many years. The Northern Pride are certainly back in the winner’s circle with a commanding victory over the previously undefeated Wynnum Manly. The Pride boys will be

Scotty’s AFL round-up WELL, what a week its been at our house. First of all Management comes down with the flu and anyone would think that the world was going to end. She went down like she’d been shot. All of a sudden I’m called upon to undertake all manner of household duties usually done by the magic fairies when I’m not around. The way everyone at home was carrying on you would think it’s important that the shopping gets done, the kids get fed and bathed, the clothes get cleaned and put away, the bills get paid, the dinner gets cooked and the animals stay outside, not in bed with the kids. Well, I usually only have time to eat and go to bed after a hard day at the office so it came as a bit of a shock to me that the magic fairies that usually do all these household chores didn’t show up. Not sure what Management has arranged here, but there is certainly room for improvement. As you would expect however, I handled this change in routine with aplomb and just snuck a day away from the office to catch up on a few loose ends.

The Princess had her science experiment at school that I found myself in charge of. I did my best impersonation of Professor Julius Sumner Miller with the old “Why is it so?” trick with the hard boiled egg and a bottle. The kids were fascinated with the matches and I’m sure the parents wouldn’t have minded about the few extra packets I handed out behind the shelter sheds. The Deputy kept me on my toes, as he appears to have taken inspiration from the newest addition to the household, Azrael the cat. While the cat clearly does not like the male of the species, The Deputy has taken to dressing up as “Cat in Boots” and insists on wearing his sisters knee high boots and an old black Akubra that I found somewhere. The wonderful staff at Cape Kids were most accommodating, but I think he had them bluffed with his Antonio Banderis impersonation and they seemed to miss the sword smuggled in down his boots. Management won’t miss another kitchen cleaver Im sure. So all in all, a successful week, picking up the slack of the others around the

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STATE of Origin is only two weeks away, and I’m that excited I’m counting down the days, just like my son does when he counts down every sleep before Christmas. There has been great debate over many barbecues, functions and in offices at work over who should be in the respective teams. After watching some exhilarating and exciting footy over the last two months I’ve decided to name my very own State of Origin teams. I would love to be in Mal Meninga’s shoes with the talent Queensland has. My team would be: 1. B. Slater, 2. D. Boyd, 3. G. Inglis, 4. J. Hodges, 5. J. O’Neil, 6. J. Thurston, 7. C. Cronk, 8. M. Scott, 9. C. Smith, 10. P. Civoniceva, 11. D. Taylor, 12. S. Thaiday, 13. N. Myles, 14. B. Barba, 15. B. Hannat, 16. D. Shillington, 17. M. Gillett. My bolter is Townsville product Justin O’Neil who has been in great form for the Melbourne Storm, while Broncos young gun Matt Gillett is a superstar in the making. I couldn’t go past the electrifying Bulldogs pocket dynamo Ben Barba to come off the bench and add another


looking for three straight wins when they take on the Burleigh Bears this Saturday night in Cairns. A very big congratulations to the Cape United Womens team who won the NQ Womens Championships in Cairns on the weekend. They completely dominated throughout the tournament and is was a

rewarding victory for the girls who have worked tirelessly. Spilla’s round ten tips: Broncos, Warriors, Cowboys, Eels, Sharks and Dragons Yours in league Spilla

Spilla’s Supporter of the week is Jaylon Wikmunia who loves his footy and is not letting the ball go in a big tackle.

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 7 – Fri, May 11 - Mon, May 14 FRI, MAY 11 Melbourne v Hawthorn @ MCG SAT, MAY 12 Adelaide v Geelong @ AAMI Stadium GWS v Gold Coast @ Manuks Oval Richmond v Sydney @ MCG Essendon v West Coast @ Etihad Stadium Brisbane v Collingwood @ Gabba SUN, MAY 13 North Melb v Western Bulldogs @ Etihad Stadium Fremantle v Port Adelaide @ Pattersons Stadium MON, MAY 14 St Kilda v Carlton @ Etihad Stadium house that just couldn’t seem to handle the intensity when the going got tough. Well then, isn’t it typical of a long weekend that after all this, I come down with the worst case of the Man Flu that you, or anyone else, has ever seen. I have heard of the Man Flu, but this is the first time I think I’ve had a serious case. Management of course laughed it off but she wasn’t laughing for long when she saw the symptoms and heard all about it from me. I lost my voice, I had trouble with my eyes as there was heaps of things I just couldn’t see myself doing for a few days, my nose went red and at one stage there I think my nose started to run. It was about that stage that I passed out from the pain and indignity of it all, and when I came to it was Monday afternoon and I’d basically slept for three days. So that’s how I missed most of the footy this week. However, I was conscious enough to catch a few snippets of the weekend’s round. The Pies and Dogs are only just going and Friday night didn’t surprise me much.

Gee whizz the Suns were stiff to miss out, and you can see that with a few more games under their belt those kids are going to be tough to beat. I’m not sure the Dockers are the real thing - I can’t see them following Lyons’ game plan into the last weeks of the finals. The GWS showed a bit as well, but again the round was punctuated by serious injuries. Broken legs and ankles - it will be the next thing that causes a rule change. Frances came out on top in the tips this week with eight, and gee isn’t it tough at the moment. A heap of eights made my seven look ordinary. I’ve slipped down the ladder with Maccas09, Sophie Smith and Honky Nuts leading the pack. This week I’ve gone for the Hawks, Crows, Suns, Swans, Pies, Bombers to knock off the West Coast, North, Dockers and Blues. Come down to the oval on Sunday morning at 9am for a bit of Auskick action, should be fun. Happy tipping, see you next week. Scotty



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Tight finish in Weipa Open KEEN golfers came from far and near to contest the Carpentaria Golf Club’s Weipa Open last weekend. The Goodlinesponsored, 36-hole competition was held over two days, and saw 54 players take to the greens with visitors from Melbourne, Western Australia, Mossman, Gordonvale, Cairns and

Atherton joining local golfers for the event. T h e m e n ’s o p e n was a hotly contested competition, with Brett Elms taking honours from Lee Grainger in a four-hole play-off, after they both finished with a gross score 161. Women’s open winner was Wendy Grainger from runner-up Tonia May.

2012 WEIPA OPEN Jim Francisco tees-off during last weekend’s 36-hole Weipa Open golf tournament.

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Local golfers qualify for state titles WESTERN Cape College recently sent two Weipa representatives to the Cairns Golf Club to compete in the peninsula secondary school golf competition. Although the greens were tough, Steven Wust and Taylor Francisco both qualified to compete in the state championships to be held at the City Golf Club in Toowoomba in July this year. Both students will be selling raffle tickets to fundraise for their trip, so keep an eye out for them and help support these budding young golfers.

Sabrina sets another club swimming record THIRTY Weipa Lightening Swimming Club members attended the Friday, May 4 club night, and although numbers were down due to the long weekend, 32 Personal Bests (PBs) were swum. Swimmer of the week this week was Sabrina Koina, who swam four PBs, including taking six seconds off her 100m butterfly time, to set a new club record in the process. Sabrina also took five seconds off her 200m individual medley time. Close behind Sabrina for swimmers of the week were Katelyn and Tom McCahon who both swam three PBs for the night. Tom knocked four seconds off his 100m medley and 50m butterfly. Donald Tyson had a good night also, swimming three PBs from four swims. Two PBs for the night from Nicho-

las Keough, Kirra Koina, Alissa Koina and Ashlee Moon. One PB was swum by Rachel Brooker, Taylor Francisco, Hannah Gamble, Rebecca Hunter, Ethan Kruckow, Harrison Kruckow, Lisl Mohr, Kristyn Pilkington, Moara Sam, Alyssa Taare and Dane Tyson. Alissa Koina also broke a club record in the girls 9-year old 50m backstroke, with a time if 48.56, just beating the previous record set by Niharika Senapati in 2001. Other notable PBs included Hannah Gamble (9s), Nicholas Keough (3s), Kirra Koina (5s), Alissa Koina (4.5 and 3s), Harrison Kruckow (13s) and Ashlee moon (4s). See you all next club night, May 11. Last club night will be May18. For any enquiries, please call Wade on 4069 7376 or 4069 8935.

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WEIPA Bait & Tackleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Terri (Tacklebox) Garlick is returning to his old fishing grounds in Townsville next week and The Western Cape Bulletin caught up with him for a chat (and a few last words of fishing advice) before he heads south next week to be with family and friends. Terriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first trip to Weipa was in 1977 when he and some mates decided to make the trek from Townsville to Pennefather for a camping and ďŹ shing trip. Travelling in a 1968 threespeed petrol Cruiser the trip north took ďŹ ve bone-rattling days but according to Terri it was well worth it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The road was nothing like it is today. It took us ďŹ ve hours to get into Penne and seven hours to get back out, but the ďŹ shing...I had never seen anything like it,â&#x20AC;? Terri recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come through



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A familiar face at Weipa Bait & Tackle, Terri is leaving Weipa for Townsville this week.

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ing advice to Weipa Bait & Tackle customers, as well as contributing a weekly column to The Western Cape Bulletin, and has been much sought after by anyone wanting Cape York ďŹ shing tips, or the occasional rod or reel repair. Returning to Townsville to be closer to family Terri says he will miss the people of Weipa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made some magniďŹ cent friends in Weipa. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a great town because of the people in the town. The ďŹ shing is good, but the people make it such a nice place to be,â&#x20AC;? he said. But never fear, Terri will be back, with plans already afoot to have a line in the water for the billďŹ sh tournament in October. The Western Cape Bulletin would like to take this opportunity to thank Terri for his entertaining contributions, his ďŹ shing know-how, and his friendship.

Weipa, instead we turned off at Billyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lagoon and followed the Wenlock River down. The turn-off to Pennefather was marked with the lid of a 13-gallon drum, nailed to a tree with a big â&#x20AC;&#x153;Xâ&#x20AC;? on it.â&#x20AC;? Terri returned to Weipa in 2006 for a ďŹ shing charter with David Newman and Jim Borthwick, and three other mad-keen ďŹ shermen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were six of us on that trip and we stayed at â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the big houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the Weipa Caravan Park,â&#x20AC;? Terri said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a three day charter and I was the only one that caught legal barra, and the most ďŹ sh. The others gave me a hard time, but everyone had a really great time.â&#x20AC;? In 2008 Terri sold his Townsville tackle store and decided to settle in the Cape York town he loved to fish, arriving in Weipa on June 30 that year. For the last four years Terri has been offering his sage ďŹ sh-


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The victorious Cape United womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rugby league team contested the North Queensland championships last weekend in Cairns.

THE Cape United womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rugby league competed in the North Queensland championships in Cairns on May 5 and 6. This very talented team was made up of women from Weipa, Bamaga and Napranum and they certainly represented the Cape with great pride and honour. On day one the Cape girls got off to a slow start, and were defeated in their first game by Mackay, 34-22.

The Cape United girls were way to strong for Cairns in their second game, coming away victors, 36-8. Game three saw the Cape girls play against a big Townsville team which was a curtain raiser to the Northern Pride game. The girls loved the big occasion and totally outplayed the Townsville side. The Cape team won the hearts of the large crowd with a stellar performance to win by 38-16. Totally dominating Three

Rivers in their fourth game the Cape United side recorded a big 36-0 win and secure a grand final berth. Cape United played Mackay in the grand final, and with a barnstorming display ran out big winners 20-4. Star centre Bianca Ambrum was named player of the carnival. A North Queensland Marlins womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team was selected following the two-day carnival and the Cape girls were rewarded for their success with Florrie-

King Smith, Elsja Mosby, Lucy Bond, Rachael Gordon, and Bianca Ambrum selected to contest the Queensland state titles to be held in Ipswich in June. Alyssa Wray was selected to play for the Barbarians in the state titles. Cape United team manager Sarina Adams said it was a great reward for the all the girls who have worked so hard for this success. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spilla

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