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Airport emergency exercise IT was a meeting of the services, an exchange of knowledge and a exercise in co-operation when members of Queensland Ambulance, State Emergency Services, Weipa Police, Rural Fire Brigade, Weipa Health Services, Weipa Airport and Rio Tinto Alcan Fire and Rescue participated in a simulated air-crash rescue at the Weipa Airport on Monday morning. The practical exercise,

co-ordinated by Weipa Airport, is held once every two years, with desktop exercises completed every other year. Once fires were extinguished 15 “victims” were rescued from the crash and given comfort and medical attention by the attending services. Senior Sergeant Brett Jenkins of the Weipa Police said the exercise had gone well and revealed a few shortcomings that would be addressed.

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Closing the Gap: Weipa Medical Centre practice manager and nurse Jo Bishop, Dr Donna Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kane, Dr Elise Reid, nurse Kerry Gannon and receptionist Evie Addison.

CAPE York Traditional Owners are in the process of developing a Turtle and Dugong Conservation Strategy. Last month Balkanu hosted a workshop for Traditional Owners to articulate their vision and strategy to maintain healthy populations in Cape York. The outcomes of this workshop will be taken to a larger group of Traditional Owners from across the region on November 14 to 18 in Cairns. Traditional Owner of the Dhiidharr Clan of the GuuguYimidthirr people, Frankie Deemal, said this single forum in November will bring together the knowledge of 3-4,000 years of cumulative dugong and turtle experience held by Traditional Owners. The framework developed

at the November Taskforce forum will then be taken to local Traditional Owner Groups for consultation and adoption. Once the strategy is completed it will be presented to State and Federal governments for action. For more than 30 years Traditional Owners have been calling on Governments to assist action on dugong and

turtle conservation on the Cape. On Sept 8th the Commonwealth and State Governments announced a $5M package focused on Queensland with some long awaited and encouraging key principles that recognize the critical value of Indigenous leadership in all aspects of solution development and community scale strategies

which dove-tail into a regional and state framework. Based on the outcome of the first Cape York planning workshop (funded by Cape York people) and at the request of Traditional Owners, the Commonwealth Government agreed to fund the larger November forum to enable further strategy development. Mr Deemal said following these community workshops the TO-driven Cape York Turtle and Dugong Taskforce expects to have a robust strategy document developed by Traditional Owners to guide government investment in Cape York and beyond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will have a management solution for immediate action that will enable Indigenous management of these iconic species,â&#x20AC;? Mr Deemal said.


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at people with, or at risk of chronic health problems, and following a free health assessment referrals to specialists such as dieticians, will be arranged by the centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The program aims to have a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care all come back to the one person which makes it easier to manage health issues,â&#x20AC;? Ms Bishop said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really keen for Indigenous people to come into the Weipa Medical Centre and signup for the program.â&#x20AC;? Dr Donna Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kane is now available full-time at the Weipa Medical Centre and Dr Elise Reid is available Monday to Friday mornings.

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WEIPA Medical Centre is now registered with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Closing the Gapâ&#x20AC;? program. Practice manager and nurse, Jo Bishop, said the centre would like to encourage all Indigenous people to come into the centre and sign-up for the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are now able to give health care to all Indigenous people over 15 years of age and with a Medicare Card at the centre,â&#x20AC;? Ms Bishop said. Patients who agree to regular care at the centre will receive a free health check and be entitled to medical provisions at a reduced rate, if not free of charge. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Closing the Gapâ&#x20AC;? program is aimed

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Free disposal service to help fight illegal dumping RIO Tinto Alcan Weipa has announced it will cover the costs of degassing refrigerators and airconditioners at the Evans Landing landfill. Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager operations Jo-Anne Scarini said she hopes the offer of free disposal for these white goods at the landfill will deter people from dumping them into the environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems white goods, such

as fridges, are frequently part of the rubbish that is illegally dumped in our town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is concerning, both from a visual pollution perspective and because they cause a lot of environmental damage,â&#x20AC;? Ms Scarini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only will residents have access to a landfill that offers free disposal of general domestic waste, but now free domestic disposal of refrigera-

tors and airconditioners.â&#x20AC;? Under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995, it is a legislative requirement that landfills reclaim and recycle the gases found in most refrigerators and airconditioners. Ms Scarini said it is important that refrigerators and airconditioners are disposed of correctly as their gasses are

known atmospheric pollutants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We live in a beautiful region and it is always disappointing when we see rubbish through our community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just one initiative to help combat illegal dumping. Collectively we can make a real difference.â&#x20AC;? The free domestic disposal of refrigerators and air conditioners at the Evans Landing landfill is effective immediately.

Significant clean-up operation commences ON Wednesday, October 26, a major clean-up of illegally dumped waste around the Lakes area was kicked off thanks to an initiative from Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa. Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager operations Jo-Anne Scarini, said Sodexo was contracted to collect the illegally dumped items and relocate it to the landfill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was disappointed to hear that highly pollutant items such as fridges, engine oils, and batteries were found in the bushland,â&#x20AC;? Ms Scarini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just hope that with the free domestic disposal of refrigerators and air conditioners at the land fill, and now this major clean-up, it will mark a change in illegal dumping in our community.â&#x20AC;? The Lakes clean-up will cover a three kilometre stretch of bushland along the foreshore across the two Lakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect this clean-up to take two weeks. However this could be extended as we plan to clear other illegally dumped waste in bushland behind Deplanchea Terrace,â&#x20AC;? Ms Scarini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to acknowledge Sodexo for all their work in the hot and humid conditions and Cleanaway for their cooperation with the waste collection.â&#x20AC;?


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NEWS Oztag fundraising sizzle WEIPA Oztag members are busy fundraising for teams to attend the 2012 Oztag State titles to be held in March. The group are holding fundraising sausage sizzles at Weipa Hardware every Saturday morning, and will be hosting a tennis tournament on Saturday, November 5. For more information about Aaron (with Samuel), Oztag public relations officer Dennis, and Jimmy the tournament phone 0457 997 708. cooked up a fundraising storm at the Weipa Hardware store last Saturday.


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Traffic lights and boom gates for Mapoon Road RIO Tinto Alcan Weipa will install traffic lights and boom gates at a new haul road crossing along Mapoon Road. R i o Ti n t o A l c a n Weipa general manager operations Jo-Anne Scarini said the move will ensure the safety of all road users as the Andoom mine expands east to new areas within the mine lease. Work has commenced and, when installed, the lights will be installed to operate in a similar way

to the East Weipa lights along the Peninsula Development Road. “We expect installation to take two weeks, and during this time traffic controllers will be in place at the temporary diversion,” Ms Scarini said. “You may have to stop for a few minutes, on the instruction of traffic controllers, while heavy vehicles pass. “For your safety we ask that you follow their instructions and drive to conditions.”

The boom gates and traffic lights will be located about seven kilometres along the Mapoon Road from the Andoom Road turnoff. Ms Scarini said mining is expanding east into a new area, which has resulted in the need for a crossing on the Mapoon Road. For further information on the changes, contact Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa’s community feedback hotline 1800 707 633.

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THE local team behind a groundbreaking project were recognised at the 2011 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards held in Australian Parliament House, Canberra last Tuesday. The Queensland Police Service’s Weed It Out project and James Cook University’s Cape York Cannabis Project took out the National Meritorious Police Award. The project is based on providing evidence-based interventions focused on reducing harms associated with cannabis use and the associated problems relating to drug misuse in Indigenous communities across Cape York and the Torres Strait. The Weed it Out Project is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing and aims to reduce the harms associated with cannabis use in Indigenous communities in Cape York and Torres Strait. The fundamental objectives of the project are to change community attitudes to cannabis use Page 4 Western Cape Bulletin November 2, 2011

and implement crime prevention and supply reduction strategies. The Cape York Cannabis Project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and its main objective is to encourage a reduction in the demands of cannabis using awareness-raising, community surveys and feedback of information in selected Cape York communities. The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards are a joint Australian Government, state and territory initiative and are managed by the Australian Institute of Criminology. The awards reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crimes in Australia, to encourage public initiatives and to assist governments in identifying and developing practical projects that will reduce violence and other types of crime in the community.


Boost for home and community care services MEMBER for Cook Jason Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien has announced a $576,000 boost for local home and community care services. Mr Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said the funding boost would enable the delivery of more services to help older people and those with disabilities live independently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This funding boost will deliver an extra $576,000 to twenty-one local community organisations,â&#x20AC;? Mr Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are real grassroots organisations that are providing crucial frontline services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reaching out into the heart of the community and helping people to retain their independence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The services they provide include domestic assistance, personal care, social support, home modifications, transport, and respite care.â&#x20AC;? Disability Services Minister Curtis Pitt said the extra funding for Cook is part of a $16.7 million boost to the joint State-Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) program. Mr Pitt said the Statewide program is worth $523 million to Queensland in 2011-12.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Queensland has around 800 home and community workers who deliver crucial services to over 170,000 Queenslanders,â&#x20AC;? Mr Pitt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to ensure they have the resources they need so they can keep delivering quality services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Investing in home and community care services not only gives people a better quality of life, it also helps to reduce pressure on residential care and nursing homes.â&#x20AC;? Mr Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said the organisations to receive a share of the extra funding in Cook include: â&#x20AC;˘ Aurukun Community Home Help Project - $7,001 â&#x20AC;˘ Cape York HACC Service - $5,252 â&#x20AC;˘ Coen Health Clinic - $7,663 â&#x20AC;˘ Kowanyama Aged Care Centre $55,956 â&#x20AC;˘ Laura Health Action Group - $21,619 â&#x20AC;˘ Lockhart River HACC Project $7,001 â&#x20AC;˘ Mapoon HACC Service - $7,001 â&#x20AC;˘ Napranum Day Respite Centre $28,185 â&#x20AC;˘ Pompuraaw Aged Care Project $38,419

Mobile Disaster Management Unit visits the Cape THE Disaster Management Mobile Unit are taking their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prepared and Readyâ&#x20AC;? message to the people of Cape York and stopped in at Napranum last Wednesday. Regional Organisation of Councils of Cape York & Torres Shire CEO Kym Jerome, accompanied by project contractor Peter Wright, made an interactive presentation to the community which is designed to teach Cape York residents how to prepare and respond to incidents and accidents in the region. The program is aimed primarily at children, and includes an interactive package Get Ready Kidnas for teachers and parents to participate in with children. The video Red Alert, which features children telling stories about their disaster experiences was also shown.

Disaster Management Mobile Unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kym Jerome with children at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interactive presentation at the Napranum Pre-School.

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Applications open for QBuild 2012 apprentice and trainee intake APPLICATIONS for 100 new apprenticeships and traineeships with Qbuild opened on Saturday, October 29. The 2012 intake announcement was made last week in Cairns at the launch of the QBuild Cape York Regional Office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These positions will provide a foot in the door to a specialised trade career for 100 applicants across Queensland,â&#x20AC;? Building Industry Minister Simon Finn said at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s launch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new positions are in trades ranging from carpentry

and plumbing to horticulture and stonemasonry.â&#x20AC;? Ten of these new positions will be filled in the Cape York region, including one for a construction worker trainee position in Bamaga. QBuild has also specifically allocated 18 of next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positions to Indigenous applicants. These specific positions include electricians, carpenters, painters and construction worker trainees. There will be eight school-based apprentices in the 2012 group, giving young people the chance to prepare


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Renowned herpetologist, Mike Swan visits Mapoon WHEN herpetologist and senior reptile keeper at Zoos Victoria, Mike Swan accepted an invitation to present a workshop to the Mapoon Land and Sea Rangers and Mapoon Primary School children he knew he would be coming to reptile heaven. With every family of Australian reptiles represented in Cape York Mike couldn’t wait to head north and get acquainted with our diverse wildlife. Mike conducted a two and a half day workshop with the Mapoon Rangers, which included classroom work as well as field trips to collect and identify a myriad of reptiles including tree snakes, longnose water dragons, geckos and skinks. It was however, a field-trip to Tent Pole on the Wenlock River which thrilled the herpetologist the most. “What an amazing place Tent Pole is. In a brief period of time we saw well over 50 crocodiles in their natural habitat which was so exciting for me,” Mike said. With four of the most dangerous snakes in Australia calling our region home, the Taipan,

Mapoon student Eshtamoa Ase and Mike Swan with a Common Tree snake.

Mulga (King Brown), Death Adder and Eastern Brown Mike made sure he included information about snake venom and snake-bite first aid in his workshops with both the Rangers and the Mapoon school children. “All families of snakes are represented in the Cape, including sea and mud snakes, so it is important people living with these reptiles understand what to do if bitten by a snake,” Mike said. While in Mapoon Mike was called upon to remove a snake from a resident’s laundry. “It was only a tree snake but as these snakes tend to be yellow

with black heads in this region they are often mistaken for a venomous snake and killed,” Mike said following the successful removal and release of the snake. Mike’s visit to the Mapoon School coincided with the students studying food chains and the children found his visit both entertaining and informative. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Cape York and believe the Mapoon Rangers and school children got a lot out of my visit,” Mike said. “And with the amount and variety of reptiles to be found in the area, I will definitely be coming back”.

Mapoon Land and Sea Rangers Geraldine Mamoose, Earl Charger , Maggie Peter, Stanley Budby, Mildred Wilson, Morris Ling and Lawry Booth with Victorian herpetologist Mike Swan (holding snake) during reptile workshops last week.

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Work Start team gets some hands-on work experience ACTIVITIES during week six of the Indigenous Pathway Solutions (IPS) Work Start Program enabled the team to visit mine sites and undertake work shadowing. Work shadowing allows team members to make informed decisions about the areas of the mine they chose to work. Work shadowing also gives the team a chance to meet mine staff which in turn assists RTA

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during recruitment as leaders have had exposure to potential employees in a work environment. The IPS team toured Andoom Mine truck dump, benefication plant and rail-loading facility on Monday. The remainder of the week the team were engaged on first-hand shift-experiencing work and crew leaders gave very positive feedback about the team.

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Free mine tours for 2011 final community forum RIO Tinto Alcan Weipa will run free mine tours as part of their final quarterly community forum for 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager operations Jo-Anne Scarini, said the tours will be a great way for residents to learn more about the mining process. “The quarterly community forums have been well supported and we wanted to offer something different for the final one for the year,” Ms Scarini said. “This forum will be a bit different to the previous ones. We will be holding it on a Saturday morning for families to come along.” The upcoming community forum will be held on Saturday, November 26 at the Rio Tinto Weipa Community Relations building, located behind the Weipa Bowls Club, from 9.30am. The mine tour will take residents to Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa’s Andoom mine where they will travel along side haul trucks, see the beneficiation process and learn about

Talk to one of our experts who have first hand knowledge of investment properties and how they can work for you Some of the activity that can be seen on the community forum mine tour on November 26.

the final process stages from the train to the ship loader. “The tour will finish back at the Community Relations building for a barbecue lunch and we will provide an update on the operation for the year,” Ms Scarini said. “As always, we will ensure there is an opportunity for attendees to provide

feedback or ask questions on any other aspects of our business, such as production, environmental programmes, and employment opportunities.” There are limited spaces on the tour so residents will need to register their attendance by phoning 1800 707 633 or email

Bowlies tempting new cocktail menu FANCY an icy-cold cocktail on a hot afternoon? Then the Weipa Bowls Club is the place to head. Newly appointed restaurant manager, Alex Taske is very excited about the club’s new cocktail menu, which has 11 tempting selections to choose from including Carpentaria Bliss, Mojito and Midori Splice. Alex and her fiance, Darren Coleman, came to Weipa from Cairns, and she says it has been a “big change” but they are so far really enjoying the move. There are changes in the air for the Bowls Club also, with the introduction of a new till system in the next couple of weeks expected to streamline restaurant service.


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“The new system will be fantastic, and hopefully will allow our restaurant staff to return to table service,” Alex said “We are trying to create a restaurant-feel, rather than a bistro.” Alex says that lunch at the club will remain casual, with the addition of takeaway sandwiches and foccacias available from the dessert display cabinet. There have been some new additions to the dinner menu also, and in around a month’s time Monday and Tuesday night meals will take on an international flavour with a different cuisine each week. Sunday night roasts will still be available and families are always welcome at the Weipa Bowls Club.

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Worlds apart come The distance between Weipa and Launceston is close to 5000 kms, the climate completely different, the cultural gap enormous, yet the youth of Mapoon and Napranum and Scotch Oakburn College found plenty in common, sharing experiences, stories and adventure in an exchange they all describe as life-changing... OR the second year, a youth exchange has taken place between the students of a Uniting Church school in Launceston, Tasmania and the Indigenous young people from the Uniting Church in Western Cape York. Scotch Oakburn College chaplain Rev Graham Bartley and teacher Samantha Dingemanse brought a group of six young people up from cold Launceston in June, earlier on this year. They were met in Cairns by Uniting Church youth leaders Marda Pitt and James Hughes who guided them through the Daintree rainforest (Kuku-Yalanji land) where they were welcomed to the most bio-diverse land area in Australia by Kuku-Yalanji traditional owner Frances Walker. Frances explained to the Tasmanians that the rainforest was the supermarket and pharmacy for her people, supplying food and medicine to Aboriginal people there for thousands of years. Following a visit to Bloomfield River State School the group continued on and met Nukal Warra elder Willie Gordon, who showed them his country near Hopevale and discussed art, philosophy and ethics with them.


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Scotch Oakburn student, Tara Robertson,was impressed with Mr Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reflections â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked how Willie Gordon said that we were put on the earth to look after it and how each painting has a story to it and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to try to discover the story of the art you seeâ&#x20AC;?. Karly Graham was also impressed with the tour by Willie Gordon, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were very impressed by the tour Willie did with us and the knowledge he shared with usâ&#x20AC;?. The group then examined the Quinkan art sites near Laura before travelling to Western Cape York where they were welcomed to that country by elders of Napranum Uniting Church. Ella Forsyth was surprised by how much rock art there was at Laura and the good condition of it. She added â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gave me insight into the lifestyle that Aboriginal people from that country had.â&#x20AC;? Based in Mapoon, the group spent the next few days getting to know the youth of Mapoon and Napranum and learnt how to hunt for mud crabs, find akul shells and go fishing. They were accompanied by Tjungandji traditional owner Marda Pitt who was delighted to show them her country around Mapoon.

Gus Leighton from Tasmania was delighted to be able to get to know the kids in Mapoon. He commented â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids were really good to me...willing to share stories with me and talk...I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect it. Nicole Williams concurred, adding that it was not just the cultural experiences that were unforgettable in Mapoon but â&#x20AC;&#x153;... the people we met were fantastic and so welcoming. The hospitality was definitely a highlight of the trip.â&#x20AC;? The next part of their Cape York adventure took them back to Laura for the biennial Dance Festival, accompanied by their new friends from Mapoon and Napranum. Here they enjoyed the traditional dances, culture and music from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from around Queensland and even from the Northern Territory. Tara Robertson was excited about the strength of culture which she found there â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just loved how proud people were of their culture and how passionate they were about their dancing!â&#x20AC;? As they returned to Launceston, blessed by the people and places they had experienced in Cape York, they were able to tell their families and school mates about

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the amazing time they had and the experiences and relationships that had made the trip so special. The relationship between the young people of Cape York and Launceston grew through Facebook and texts as culture and daily experiences continued to be shared and discussed. In September, a group of seven from the Western Cape Uniting Church youth drove down to Cairns and flew to Launceston for the next stage of the adventure. With temperatures around zero in the morning it was a climatic shock for the Cape Yorkers who were not used to putting on four layers of clothes every day. Welcome to country was made by elders of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) in Hobart and by traditional owner/cultural guide Patsy Cameron. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre invited the young people to stay at the Larapuna cottages, near the famous Bay of Fires beach and some of the Cape York young people were brave (crazy ) enough to swim in the 10 degree water at the beach.

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– Western Cape Uniting Church youth leader, James Hughes Cradle Mountain, patted Tasmanian devils and threw snowballs at each other on Mt Wellington. The Cape York youth were also able to attend church and chapel services where they spoke in front of 700 students about themselves, their favourite activities and their life in Weipa and Mapoon. This presented quite a challenge for them, however they were able to represent themselves and their communities in an interesting and confident manner. Warm hospitality was shown to the Cape York young people

visited classes at Scotch Oakburn College and participated in some of the school activities of their friends. The time in Tasmania went quickly and tears flowed when it was time to come home. Qantas was a little awkward getting back to Weipa but a night in a five-star hotel made the inconvenience bearable. The young people continue to correspond and the exchange will carry on into the future. Reconciliation relationships and adventure go very well together.

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Weipa community update November 2011 Tasmanian exchange students, with Western Cape York Uniting Church youth leader Marda Pitt, enjoyed Willie Gordon’s Hopevale tour in June.

Gallena Wymara experienced snow for the first time during the Western Cape Uniting Church youth group’s visit to Tasmania’s Mt Wellington.

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Scherger disturbance Queensland Police, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and its detention services provider Serco are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a disturbance which occurred at the centre on October 22, involving about 70 clients. Three people were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident however, all have now been discharged. There was some minor damage to property which has been repaired. Order was quickly restored and the centre has since remained calm.

Scherger construction While work continues to replace the marquees at the centre, capacity at Scherger has reverted to about 345 clients. There are currently 307 clients accommodated there. Construction is expected to be completed by December and once the new buildings are operational, capacity at the facility will return to about 600.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the detention services provider Serco and health services provider International Health and Medical Services continue to manage the client caseload. Serco also continues to recruit people from the local area to meet its staffing needs where possible and has to date employed 21 staff locally.

Visit from CISSR and CCG meeting Three members of the Independent Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution were scheduled to visit Scherger over the weekend of October 30 as part of their regular visits to centres across the immigration detention network. The next meeting of the Community Consultative Group was also scheduled to be held at the Weipa Town Authority on Monday, October 31.

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Tasmanian and Cape York students, with Western Cape York Uniting Church youth leader James Hughes were invited to stay at the Larapuna cottages, near the famous Bay of Fires beach.

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coffee from the new McDonalds store that is opening up across from the Golfies and Bowls. Apparently they are having a McCafe in there. I’m so excited. TB – Damn, why didn’t I think of opening a Macca’s up here! I couldn’t help but notice you are already a member of the Wine in Open Spaces (WINO’S) club at Pine Road. Monique – It’s an exclusive club. I’m proud of my membership. TB - Adam I hear that you had a budding movie career on the Gold Coast. What happened? Adam - *laughs* Not quite. Just after I moved to Brisbane in mid-2000 I was looking for work and saw an ad in the paper asking for movie extras. When I rang up I was told the movie was called ‘The Great Raid’ starring Benjamin Bratt. The story was about an American raid to free prisoners from a Japanese prisoner of war camp at the end of the Second World War. It was going to be filmed on Bribie Island just off Brisbane and they were looking for local Australian blokes to play POWs. I was sure that this was a role I was born for. Unfortunately I stayed up late the night before the audition watching ‘Big Brother – Up Late’, slept in the next morning and missed the audition. TB – Tragic! So I hear you like fishing? Adam – FINALLY, I thought you would never get to this subject. Well what I’m hoping is...[22 minute response edited for boredom sake - editor]...and basically that’s how I prepare my boat. TB – zzzzz Monique – zzzzz Adam – Is anyone awake? TB – *rubbing my eyes and yawning* Well thanks for spending some time speaking with us. Again, welcome to Weipa. We’re very happy to have you both here. Monique – Thanks TB. Adam – Have you got any spare size five hooks?

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HELL is a frightening place, and it’s revealing that the Lord Jesus spoke more on hell and heaven. When you consider that he was willing to give his life in order that people may escape the fires of hell, it must be a terrible place or state of mind indeed. Imagine going through eternity, burning with frustration and disappointment and saying over and over and over again, “Oh why didn’t I listen! They were telling me all about how to be saved from the coming judgement of God, by accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour of my life. But I just laughed! Oh why didn’t I listen! Scary, eh?

To escape this fiery place, we need to confess that we are sinners in need of a Saviour, because, as outdated as it sounds, it’s sin that is the cause of all the problems of the world. We n e e d t o r e a d where the Lord Jesus died for our sins, and how his shed blood put us right with God. When we accept that, we then need to ask Jesus Christ to come into our life, to be Lord of our life. We are no longer our own, so we need to repent (turn away from our sinful ways) and learn to live the Lord’s way. That is pretty much the born-again requirements, and remember- God reads the

heart, so it has to come from the heart. Jeremiah Ch 17 v 10 says, “I, the Lord, search the minds and tests the heart of people. I treat each of them according to the way they live, according to what they do.” God in his love would rather that nobody goes to hell, but he’s given all peoples a free will, and we can either accept or reject his offer of eternal life in heaven. 2 Peter Ch 3 v 9 says, “The Lord is not slow to do what he has promised, as some think. Instead he is patient with you, because he does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants all to turn away from their sins.” God is love. Rev Michael Connolly


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The gap is nowhere near closed PLEASE find below a segment of a letter I wrote to Jenny Macklin MP, Minister of Indigenous Affairs to which I have had no formal response. â&#x20AC;&#x153;...Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry to say that I also visit rural communities regularly and things are still none the better. Seriously itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as though I were in Africa or a third world country when I visit these communities and even certain streets within the city. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been over 30 years since the government razed Mapoon to the ground for the sake of the mining industry. Just because time has moved us all along and that treatment towards black people by society has indeed progressed, it does not mean that we are close to an ideal outcome. In order to achieve these things the government needs

to actively listen to the ground level and participate with the stakeholders to implement effective and holistic solutions to identified problems. That means Aboriginal people need to be the ones to make strategies and the Government will need to listen, work with us and for us to implement them. Aborigines need to take back ownership of their problems, the causes and together we can then make pro-active solutions. It is not our place as political people to front up with those solutions, we need to hand the onus back onto the stakeholders and allow them to direct and inform us. I am sorry to say that the gap is nowhere near closed and it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be if the Government is behind the wheel...â&#x20AC;? Why do we, as the ďŹ rst people, still have to ďŹ ght to even be included in our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitution â&#x20AC;&#x201C; furthermore, why do we have to ďŹ ght without the support and advocacy of the

respective Government departments and ministers employed to do just that? Also, regarding intervention policy (namely the alcohol restrictions/ban laws in Cape York) why, if a community is deemed by law and legislation to be a problem zone, are there no specialty services in place in such places to truly address the problems? Is it too expensive? Whenever I ask what is being done to address these problems, I am quoted some shallow mission statement from the Close the Gap policy. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m interested in knowing what is really going on. Any policy/legislation/ strategy intended to inďŹ&#x201A;uence/ affect A&TSI people, needs to be overseen and signed off by a select Consultation Committee of A&TSI people as nominated by their peers. In conclusion: as Mick Gooda implies, but in my own words, seeking solutions from

our Governments for these concerns is getting us nowhere; these are now issues for the United Nations to consider. Jack Andrew Wilkie-Jans Candidate, Division 9 Cairns FNQ

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ABSTUDY opening doors Giveaway: an oldie, but a goodie for Indigenous students CENTRAL Queensland Indigenous school student Nadia Wolmby is thankful for the opportunities ABSTUDY has opened up for her and thousands like her across Queensland. Nadia is from Aurukun, south of Weipa and is proud of her cultural heritage. She speaks her mother’s language Wik Ngathan and her father’s language, Wik Mungkan. As a boarding school student at the Rockhampton Girls Grammar, Nadia speaks and studies her third language, English together with maths, business, health and physical education. Nadia said ABSTUDY had provided her with access to a quality education and opportunities she’d only dreamed of before. “Rockhampton Girls Grammar is a great school and has been really supportive academically and culturally,” said Nadia. “Moving away from home wasn’t an easy thing at first, but with the help of the school and Centrelink’s ABSTUDY officers, I’m feeling much more confident now as a person, and about where I’m headed and where I’ve come from,” said the 16 year old, now completing her Year 11 studies. When not in the classroom, Nadia can be found on the netball court where she competes in the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball competition.

Rockhampton Centrelink ABSTUDY officer, Rae Willie with boarding school student Nadia Wolmby who hails from Aurukun.

Nadia was given an extra boost this year when she was selected to be part of Centrelink’s Indigenous school-based apprentice program. The apprenticeships are a 12 to 18 month entry level program, consisting of a variety of on-the-job learning and formal off-the-job training. “I work each Friday, at the Rockhampton Centrelink office. It’s been really good and given me an idea of what I might do when I finish school,” said Nadia. Rockhampton Centrelink ABSTUDY officer, Raeleen Willie said now is the time for parents of students about to make the shift up to high school to confirm enrolments and submit their claims for ABSTUDY. “As Nadia has shown, ABSTUDY is all about giving our Indigenous youth options for the future,” said Raeleen. “For students planning to move on to high school and boarding school next year, it’s

important enrolments are confirmed and ABSTUDY claims submitted as soon as possible. “It’s best to start taking action now. Leaving it to the last minute may mean missing out on a place and it could affect ABSTUDY payments. “ABSTUDY not only helps meet the costs of school fees, books and stationery. In the case of boarding school students ABSTUDY also takes care of the travel arrangements as well.” Raeleen said Centrelink will send out letters shortly to existing ABSTUDY students, asking for details such as mailing addresses and future study plans to be updated. “ I t ’s i m p o r t a n t Centrelink has this information to ensure we can keep in touch and students receive all their entitlements,” she said. Claim forms and information are available from the Centrelink w e b s i t e , w w w. c e n or call 13 23 17.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR One of the first to volunteer to shave was Dasher.

A last fuzzy kiss for Ruth Harris from husband â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harryâ&#x20AC;?.

Got an event coming up?

WO2 Tony Harris said goodbye to his mo.

Send us an email detailing the event name, date, time and location to: and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll include it in the Community Calendar at no charge! NOVEMBER Wednesday 2

Friday 4

Movember madness: now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MOtivation!

Peter McCulkin looked a little concerned at the shave-off.

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON... EW MENU NNEW

The Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new menu, COCKTAIL introduced last week, is MENU! going down a treat and

Choose from there are some lovely 11 different & the wines to accompany delicious cocktails! delicious new dishes!

Jane and Claire from Heritage Hair & Beauty with the clean-shaven boys at Bravo Coyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shave-off. The Bravo boys have so far raised over $1000 for the Movember cause. To support the Bravo Coy team go to, click on donate to a team, and donate to Moustaches of Weipa MOW.

All smiles and no whiskers at the Movember shave.

Frank from Tuxies lost his hair and eyebrows to the cause.

at Bowlies!

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Bingo has changed to Monday nightseyes down at 6pm.


Every Wednesday from 7pm. Get names in by 6.30pm for some serious fun on the greens!  


SUNDAY SOCIAL BOWLS Come and have a go! Every Sunday from 10am, names in by 9.30am.

RESTAURANT OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! The Evergreen Restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Monday and Tuesday are buffet nights. Wednesday to Sunday try our exciting new menu. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget... children are always welcome at Bowlies!




Red Hatters meet at the Bowls Club 6.30pm. Weipa Kindy Ladies Halloween Dance Party 9pm - midnight. Tickets $15 at Video 2000. Prizes for best dressed.

Friday 4

Weipa Swimming Club - club night 5.30pm registration for 6pm start.

Saturday 5

Weipa Oztag tennis tournament at Nanum courts. Womens, Mens and Mixed $50 fee. Nominations close Nov 3, draw held Nov 4.

Sunday 6

FREE BillďŹ sh bait rigging and line set-up demonstrations from 5pm at the Golf Club by four experienced deckhands.

Thursday 10

P&C Monthly Meeting, 7.30pm Resource Centre

Friday 11

Weipa BillďŹ sh Weekend brieďŹ ng 6pm at the Golf Club.

Friday 11

Weipa Swimming Club - club night 5.30pm registration for 6pm start. Weipa BillďŹ shing Weekend. Saturday night scoresheet update and Sunday night presentation.

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13

Saturday 12

Carpentaria Golf Club Presentation evening for members.

Friday 18

Weipa Swimming Club - club night 5.30pm registration for 6pm start.

Saturday 19

Napranum Fun Day at Ruchook Festival Grounds 1 - 6pm. Market stalls, face painting, family entertainment.

Western Cape Bulletin November 2, 2011 Page 13

SNAPSHOTS @ Pottery Exhibition

SNAPSHOTS @ Red Hatters Pink Breakfast in Pyjamas The Vestal Virgin Kim with Sue dressed for the Red Hatters Breakfast.

Gillian and Fiona the Chancellor enjoying the breakfast at the Tenth Hole Bistro.

The Red Hatters held a Breakfast in Pyjamas on sunday morning at The Tenth Hole Bistro to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.

Lyn with Robyn the Courtjester with their teddy bears.

Jenny the Scullery Maid and Pung at the Red Hatters Pink Breakfast.

The Queen and Debbie enjoyed Sunday breakfast at the Tenth Hole Bistro.

Page 14 Western Cape Bulletin November 2, 2011

Karen and Alexis didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget their red hats and pyjamas.


A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

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This highset three bedroom, one bathroom home is well maintained and has much to offer. It has a well presented upgraded kitchen and an open plan living and dining area with split system air conditioners and ceiling fans throughout. The large grounds are well maintained with a fully fenced backyard and a fenced above ground pool. This home is in a great position, close to schools and town amenities.


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Web: Western Cape Bulletin November 2, 2011 Page 15



4:00 Rage (PG) 5:00 Can We Help? 5:30 New Inventors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Good Morning Kalimantan 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 2:10 The Genius Of Design 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Choccywoccydoodah: It’s Showtime! 6:25 The Good Cook 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: Slammertime - The Harpers face a robbery and a simple case of mistaken identity, and are amazed at how quickly Ben can make new friends. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Blood Wedding: Barnaby becomes an unwelcome guest at a society wedding when the maid of honour is stabbed to death. Will he get to his own daughter’s wedding in time to walk her down the aisle? 10:05 Bored To Death: The Case Of The Stolen Sperm 10:35 Lateline 11:20 Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union - Tracey Ullman continues her tour across America showcasing her vast array of original characters and impersonations in a wide collection of irreverent and hilarious skits, that range from sardonic parody to social satire. 11:45 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affiar 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 Two And A Half Men: “The Two Finger Rule” (PG s,l) - Chelsea’s discovery of nude photos of another woman on Charlie’s iPhone leads to him sharing a drunken evening with friends where they recall old memories. 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “Hello, I’m Alan Cousteau” (PG s,l) 8:30 Movie: “Fracture” (M v,l) 10:50 Movie: “Freedomland” (MA a,l,v) 12:30 Word Of Honour: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a hospital 18 years before, the Army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. 2:20 Spyforce 3:20 Nine Presents 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “A Lot Like Love” (M s) 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 Toybox 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: April isn’t ready to forgive Dex, Indi impresses on the first day of her internship, and Harvey blackmails John. 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens 9:00 Movie: “Last Chance Harvey” (PG l,a) 11:00 Movie: “Transporter 2” (M v,l) - Former special-forces officer, Frank Martin is back! Now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods, he makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. 12:45 October Road: “Once Around The Block/ Revenge Of The Cupcake Kid” (PG s) - Nick sets up Ronnie with a friend of Aubrey’s, but Ronnie realises he is in love with someone else. A comic book Nick wrote in high school comes back to haunt him, and Eddie defends Janet’s honour. 3:00 Infomercials / 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 Korean News 5:45 UEFA Europa League 8:10 World News 1:30 Insight 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: French Coastlines: Douarnenez to Saint-Nazaire 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Felixstowe To Margate - In the final episode, Neil Oliver explores the story of the munitions ship Richard Montgomery, which sunk in the shallow waters of the Thames estuary and could explode with a terrifying force that would devastate the coast. Alice Roberts savours the sea salt at Maldon, and Miranda Krestovnikoff goes in search of the thornback ray, an exotic species that feeds on the seabed close to the capital. 8:30 As It Happened: Spitfire Women 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Happy Hookers 10:55 Movie: “The Man Who Loves” (MA s) - In Italian. The intriguing journey of a confused soul-searcher who tries to live up to the ideal of the perfect, loving relationship of his gay brother. Forty-year-old pharmacist Roberto is broken hearted at the loss of his lover, but then later visits the same pain on the next woman with whom he becomes involved. 12:35 South Park / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer: Boy & Bear 11:00 Choccywoccydoodah: It’s Showtime! 11:20 Minuscule: The persevering One 11:30 The Good Cook 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: West Coast Vs Townsville 3:00 Football: W-League 5:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011 6:00 Planet Food: Greece 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin - It’s Portwenn Fun Day and the village is buzzing with excitement about this major fund raising event; Louisa’s mother arrives unexpectedly with neither Louisa nor Martin happy about her arrival. 8:20 Poirot: Evil Under the Sun - When a beautiful and vain married woman is murdered Poirot must unravel one of the most complex cases of his career. 10:00 Penn And Teller: Fool Us - The acts performing for Penn and Teller are: Cubic Act - French illusionists; Nick Einhorn - British mentalist; Michael Vincent - British street magician; and Morgan and West - British street magicians. 10:45 Trial And Retribution: Siren - An apparent case of road rage leaves three of the occupants of an ambulance dead, but the patient has been shot in the head. 12:15 Rage

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 9:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:30 Movie: “Get Smart” (PG v,l) 9:45 Movie: “Year One” (M s,l) 11:30 The Mentalist: “The Red Box” Patrick and the team investigate the murder of a tutor. However, the investigation soon turns into a search for a priceless ring stolen from a British museum. 12:30 Adults Only 20 to 1: “Sex On The Screen” Hosted by Bert Newton, counting down the sexiest moments on the screen. The best of film and television, these are the moments that pushed the boundaries and made us blush. From nudity to sexual tension, this countdown has it all - and then some. 1:15 Four Nations Rugby League 2011 3:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air: You’ve Got To Be A Football Hero:hen Will is challenged to a drinking contest by Jackie’s boyfriend, a popular college football player, he gets drunk and is trapped in a mausoleum with four philosophical ghosts. 4:00 Danoz Direct / 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 Children’s Programs 10:00 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:30 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Movie: “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” (PG l) - A young boy, Elliott ventures into his backyard and discovers something mysterious watching him from the woods. It is an alien that was mistakenly left behind by his people and now does not know how to get home. 9:00 Movie: “Transporter 3” (M s,v,l) 11:15 That ‘70s Show: “(I Can’t Get No) Satistaction/ Beast Of Burden” 12:15 Grey’s Anatomy: “Wishin’ And Hopin’/ Walk On Water” (M) The race for the Chief’s position is on, as the doctors compete for Richard’s attention. Meredith’s mother experiences a change in her medical condition. An unmissable Grey’s Anatomy that will forever change the lives of the interns when a major disaster unfolds as a cargo ship collides with a packed Ferry. 2:15 Special: This Rugged Coast - Ben Cropp explores Middleton Reef, the southern-most coral reef in the world. 3:15 Room For Impovement 4:00 Home Shopping / 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Salome 2:55 In Mondrian’s Studio 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Catherine Freeman 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Skyscraper 8:30 Mythbusters - Phonebook Friction -Adam and Jamie test whether it is possible to separate two phone books interleaved page-to-page due to the massive amount of friction between the 800 pages of each book. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory receive a request to test whether the final scene in the film Deep Blue Sea, where the protagonists destroy the last shark with a harpoon gun, some gunpowder, and a car battery, was possible. 9:30 RocKwiz: Ben Salter & Kimbra 10:20 Movie: “My Year Without Sex” (M) - Loving couple Natalie and Ross find their lives turned upside down when Natalie suffers an aneurysm that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget and job insecurity are common challenges for your typical parent, but for Natalie and Ross, things are about to get a little more complicated. 12:05 SOS: “The Kiss” 1:05 South Park / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 5:00 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 8:00 World News 1:30 Dateline 2:30 Italian News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Douarnenez to Saint-Nazaire 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 8:35 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations: Disappearing Manhattan 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love: The Special Relationship - Bill’s success in the senate is offset by new roadblocks set up by the Mormon church; Barb’s frustration with her internship prompts a life-changing decision; Cara Lynn’s adoption faces legal hurdles; Lois fondly recalls her life with Frank; and Don comes through for Bill once again. 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “The Red Shoes” (MAV v,h) - Director Yong-gyun Kim’s Korean horror version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Red Shoes. A pair of rose coloured satin stilettos brings about the grisly demise of the women who ‘must’ possess them. Stars Kim Hye-su, Kim Sung-su and Park Yeon-ah. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 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: South Africa 12:00 Landline 1:00 7.30 1:30 Message Stick: In The Frame: The Wenitongs 2:00 Snow Leopard: Beyond The Myth 3:00 Wagner And Me 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 Dance Academy 6:00 Life: Hunters And Hunted 6:50 Minuscule: Zzzeplin 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Thomas A Beckett Church 8:30 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency: A Real Botswana Diamond 9:25 Grumy Guide To...: Politics 10:00 Compass: Life’s Big Questions: Di Fingleton 10:30 Pride And Prejudice 11:25 Ladies Of Letters 11:50 Order In The House 1:00 Restoration Home: Thomas A Beckett Church 1:00 Lilies: The Chit Behind King Billy: Share the loves and losses of the Moss family in depression-era Liverpool as they recover from WW1, survive on the breadline and live in the love of the common people. 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: Flood - Dust, noise and builder stress overwhelm the Llewelyn-Bowens and their house seems more like a war zone than a designer pad.

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wild World Of Sports 11:00 Australian Fishing Championships 11:30 Cybershack 12:00 Experience Europe 12:30 TBA 1:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 1:30 The Celebrity Apprentice 4:30 Manly Surf 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 MX TV 6:00 National News 6:30 Frozen Planet 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 Underbelly: Razor: Armageddon - After a decade of gang warfare, Kate and Tilly have their final showdown. Phil Jeffs returns from exile and vows to drive Kate Leigh out of business. Frank and Guido fight to the death over the love of Nellie Cameron, and Razorhurst celebrates the grand opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 9:30 Person Of Interest 10:30 Prime Suspect 11:30 Flashpoint 12:30 The Baron 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 10:30 Under The Hammer 11:00 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed 12:00 That ‘70s Show 12:30 Seven’s Motorsport 1:30 Special: Tornado Rampage 2:30 Movie: “Finding Neverland” (PG a) 4:45 Fawlty Towers 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Wild Boys (PG) 8:30 Bones: “The X In The Files” (M) - In New Mexico, human remains with extraterrestrial attributes are found; the victim was a local UFO fanatic whose relentless search for alien life yielded ‘evidence’ even Brennan and Booth find persuasive. Meanwhile, Angela and Wendell come clean about their relationship. 9:30 Castle: “Boom!” 10:30 Royal Plains 11:30 Forensic Investigators: Australia’s True Crimes 12:30 Grey’s Anatomy 1:30 The Real Seachange 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Hitler’s Bodyguard: Poison Gas Plot In The Bunker 4:00 A Fork In Asia: Nepal 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Salt Mine Of Araya 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: The Bible: A History: Creation 8:30 Dateline 9:30 JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 11:10 Movie: “Ship Of No Return: The Last Voyage Of The Gustloff: Escape Across The Baltic” (M v) - In German. This two-part film focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. In part two, after serious tactical errors by Lieutenant Commander Petri and Captain Petersen, the Gustloff is spotted by a Russian submarine. 12:50 Movie: “Hawaii, Oslo” (M l,a) - In Norwegian. Follows five parallel stories about love, woven together in Oslo during the hottest day of the year. The film starts with a fatal accident, and, as people gather around the site, the narration goes back to the events of the day before that have led to this unfortunate gathering. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Stu holds Xavier’s V8 ransom. April and Dex get ready to take their relationship to the next level. Romeo’s surf school gets a spike in business as schoolies chicks roll in to town. 7:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 8:30 The Amazing Race 9:30 How I Met Your Mother 11:30 Outsourced 11:30 30 Rock: “Klaus And Greta” (PG) - Jack regrets drunk-dialing Nancy on New Year’s Eve. Jenna pretends to date James Franco. 12:00 Trauma: “Tunnel Vision” 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:25 A Poet’s Guide To Britain 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon Of The Somme 6:45 Animal Rites: Pig 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:15 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Darling Buds Of May: A Breath Of French Air: Part 1 (PG) Despite Pop’s reservations about foreign food, the Larkins set off for Brittany having agreed that they definitely need a holiday. 12:30 Monarch Of The Glen 1:20 The Man Who Lost His Head: A comedy drama about a straight-laced museum curator whose life is turned upside down when he’s sent across the world to return an ancient carving to a Maori community. 3:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Good Guy Fluctuation” 8:30 The Mentalist 9:30 CSI: Miami: “By The Book” (M) - A maid with vampire bites on her neck is found hanging from a chandelier in an empty mansion on a remote island. The investigation reveals all of her blood has been drained. 10:30 CSI: Miami: “L.A.” (M) 11:30 Better With You: Better With A Bargain - Mia covets a top-ofthe-line stroller for the baby, so granddad-to-be Joel does his wheeling-and-dealing best to score a hefty discount on one. 12:00 Undercovers 1:00 The Avengers 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Never Tell Me Never” (M a) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Romeo’s sister, Mink, arrives in Summer Bay. April can’t trust Dex and tells him their relationship is over. Liam is released from hospital and moves back in with Bianca. 7:30 The X Factor 8:30 Body Of Proof: Second Chances/ Helping Hand - Imprisoned felon, Zoe Brant, is a suspect in the murder of Bryn Walker, an expert equestrienne who ran a program for inmates. 10:30 Dual Suspects 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 Special: Sea Snakes Of Marion Reef 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 Dateline 2:00 Insight 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 William Shatner’s Weird Or What?: Freaks Of Nature 8:30 Kill Arman: Okinawa/Karate 9:00 South Park: City Sushi 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Housos: Melbourne 10:30 Skins: Mini 11:30 The World Game: Thee World Game panel offers expert analysis and local perspective on all things football, plus all the latest news and match results. 12:30 Living Black 1:00 Movie: “Campfire” (MA a,l,s) - In Hebrew. A widow with two daughters is struggling for recognition in a national religious environment but has to change her priorities when one of her daughters is accused of seducing some boys from her youth group. Winner of Israel’s Academy Award for Best Film in 2004 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


IMPARJA 6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 RBT 8:30 Unforgettable 9:30 CSI: Miami: “L.A.” 10:30 Chase: “Crazy Love” 11:30 Better With You: Better With Crying - When a very pregnant Mia realizes her condition will prevent her from participating in many of the wedding-day festivities, she and Casey decide to postpone the ceremony until after the baby is born, and then set out to recoup their deposits. 12:00 Rubicon 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

4:00 Rage 5:00 Q&A 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon Of The Somme 1:20 TBA 1:35 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Pirvate Life Of: Chickens 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 9:30 United States of Tara: Chicken ‘n’ Com - Dr Hattaras is confronted by Alice who reveals a painful secret, prompting him to reinvest in Tara, but not before a mysterious new alter emerges. 9:55 Artscape: Ballroom Rules 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Movie: “Drive, He Said” (M l,n,s,v) The longhaired star of an Ohio college team can’t decide if he wants to turn pro or join his radical roommate in bringing about a revolution. 2:10 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day / 3:00 Big Ideas

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Herb Garden Germination” (PG s) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Agreement Dissection” (PG s) 8:30 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” (M) 9:00 Mike & Molly: Joyce & Vince and Peaches & Herb - Mike gets lazy and wants to stay home all day, and a frustrated Molly goes out with her sister. 9:30 Survivor: South Pacific 10:30 The Joy Of Sets: “The Final Curtain? Or Begging For A Second Series” 11:00 Embarrassing Bodies 12:00 20/20 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Deep Family Secrets” (M v,a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Security USA 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Mink asks Romeo for a loan, Sasha is grounded, and Roo is upset when she sees Sid on a date. 7:30 The X Factor 8:30 TBA 9:30 Parenthood: “Tales From The Luncheonette” (PG) Kristina exhausts herself by diving back into supermom mode while Adam and Crosby prepare their new music studio, in hopes of impressing their first potential client, Cee Lo Green. 10:30 Dinner Date: “Hayley Pert” (PG) 11:30 Parks And Recreation 12:00 Special: Rock Of Ages - Back Stage Special 12:30 Room For Improvement 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Look at Me” (M a,l,s) (2004) 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Italy: Southern Style 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight 8:30 Breaking Into Europe 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Hot Docs: Sergio - Charismatic Sergio Vieira de Mello was the United Nation’s go-to guy. He could descend into the most dangerous places, charm the worst war criminals and somehow protect the lives of the ordinary people to whom he devoted his life. This documentary tells the story of Vieira de Mello’s most treacherous mission, to Iraq in 2003, where he became a target for Al Qaeda terrorists. 11:40 Movie: “Zion and His Brother” (M v,l) - In Hungarian and English. Gabor is a middle-aged, simple-minded man who witnesses a bank robbery during which his mother is killed by one of the robbers. In fear for his life, he joins forces with a young con-women and embarks on a cross-border journey to Serbia to escape the killers who are after them. 1:25 La Vida Loca / 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 Rage (G) 4:55 National Press Club Address 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Hope Springs 1:30 Mother And Son 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Mastercrafts: Weaving 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Holidays 8:30 The Slap: Rosie 9:30 Crownies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Live From Abbey Road: Fleet Foxes/ Manchester Orchestra/ PJ Harvey And John Parish 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:30 QI: Holidays 2:00 Visions Of The Future: The Biotech Revolution - Physicist Michio Kaku believes that humankind is witnessing a biomolecular revolution that promises the almost godlike ability to manipulate life at the most fundamental level. 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: Builders - Disaster strikes when Jackie takes a break in London, leaving Laurence in charge of renovations, however they kiss and make up in time to spend their 18th wedding anniversary at the London Ritz Hotel.

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Strictly Speaking 5:30 Spicks And Specks 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address: Deborra-Lee Furness 1:30 Bush Slam 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Health House 6:50 Minuscule: United We Stand 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Poh’s Kicthen On The Road 8:30 Spicks and Specks: The Very Best Of Spicks And Specks Part 1 9:00 The Gruen Planet 9:35 The Hamster Wheel 10:05 At The Movies 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:40 South Pacific: Ocean Of Volcanoes - Witness the birth, growth and death of an island in the greatest ocean on Earth. 12:25 Movie: “Another Man’s Poison” (M a) Janet Frobisher is a feisty, man-hungry novelist living on an isolated Yorkshire farm who won’t let her criminal husband, or his crony, get in her way. 2:00 Country House Rescue: Heath House / 3:00 Big Ideas

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 8:00 Young Doctors 8:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9:30 Prime Suspect 10:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 11:30 Better With You: Better With A Baby - Mia goes into labour, only to decide that she and Casey should bring their baby into the world as a married couple. So Casey and Ben zip over to City Hall for a license, while Maddie scrambles to find an authorized official to perform the ceremony. 12:00 Eclipse Music TV 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

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Long Island Incident” (M a) 2:00 Chlidren’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Sasha falls ill from an infected tattoo. Leah hides from Miles. John is asked to step down from the Council. 7:30 The One - Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic 8:30 Criminal Minds: “Risky Business” 9:30 Above Suspicion 10:30 Great Escapes 11:30 Gangs Of Oz: “Taking Care Of Business” (AV v,l,d) Outlaw motorcycle gangs are shrewd criminal business groups who generate extraordinary volumes of cash and assets. 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 & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: The Lady Of The Camellias 2:45 His Mother’s Voice 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Italy: Southern Style 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Amazon With Bruce Parry 8:30 One Born Every Minute: A groundbreaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff. In this episode, three unconventional couples arrive to deliver their babies. One dad does all he can to support his wife through her carefully planned hypnotherapy birth. Another doesn’t even know labour has begun for his first born, because he’s locked behind bars. And a young couple defy those who tell them they’re not old enough to be starting a family. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Movie: “The Man Next Door” (M v,s,l) - In Spanish. When two neighbours clash, their argument becomes less about proposed building alterations and more about the wider battle between class and social status. The hugely impressive building in question is the only example of a Le Corbusier residential home in all of Latin America, adding to the poignancy of their argument, and providing an appropriate trigger for their anger. 11:55 112 Emergency / 1:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

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Your Lucky


ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

A meeting with friends at this week will help to put you back in touch with an old friend. This person has been trying to reach you for some time and will be glad that you finally have a chance to catch up with things. Romance. A casual glance from a stranger will intrigue you. Don’t be too slow to make contact with this person - they are very shy and want to know that you are interested.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You will find it difficult to concentrate on work which you don’t really enjoy. You have a lot to get through, but your willpower is not very strong at the moment! Romance. You may be too shy to tell your partner exactly how you feel. Your emotions might be a little confused at the moment.




1..... Stimulant in coffee (8) 5..... Road bypass (6) 7..... Paper hanky (6) 8..... Timepiece (5) 10... Story with a moral (5) 12... Gradually (3, 2, 3) 14... Morning after the night before (8) 17... Joint (4) 19... 1980s band (4) 20... Outfit (3, 2) 21... Kind of TV (6) 22... Factual (4) 23... Wages (8)

1..... Lobster (8) 2..... Deadly (5) 3..... Teacher (8) 4..... John Candy film “Uncle ----” (4) 6..... Kind of fish (3) 9..... Cupboard (7) 11 ... Scorch (4) 12... Drink (5) 13... Intrude (8) 15... Shade of red hair (6) 16... Fruit (5) 18... Once more (5)

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

A powerful aspect to Jupiter will help to make you especially confident this week. A possible boost to your career will help even more. All in all, this should be a good time, especially for any long-term projects which have an element of risk. Romance. A minor misunderstanding will be solved as soon as you accept that you are partly to blame. An honest admission will go a long way towards restoring confidence.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

A burst of energy later this week will help you to get on top of things. Focus on what is important and don’t be afraid to cut out tasks which you know are not really important. Romance. A dream about meeting the person of your dreams will not bring this any closer to reality. You need to start taking action.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

Now is the time to deal with an issue which has been coming round again and again for the last few weeks. With enough determination it will finally be solved this time. Romance. An expensive outing may end up being less romantic than you had been hoping for. It will all add up in the long run, however.


VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

An older person will give you a piece of advice that you may resent. This person will have a lot of experience, so don’t ignore what they say. Romance. A recent change in your emotional state may have a lot to do with a new friend in your life. You will be able to express your feelings very openly with this person.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

Your relations with a key colleague at work will improve dramatically over the next few days. Your life will go much more smoothly once this person is on your side. Romance. You will be extremely aware of your partner’s needs during this upcoming week. A different sort of get-together will give them a chance to show their gratitude.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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Try not to be too upset about a recent disappointment. A discussion with a close friend will help to get you back on your feet. Romance. You might be feeling a little fragile at the moment. Your partner will need to be even more understanding than usual.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

Time spent wondering what to do may stop you from actually doing it. Don’t wait for the perfect moment - just get down to it! Romance. planned romantic trip sometime this week will give you the chance to unwind. Your relationship will soon be back on track after a recent upset.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

Don’t put off doing what needs to be done. The people around you will have much less energy than you, and may try to hold you back. Romance. You will be thinking about your partner a lot at the moment. They will need your emotional support this week, and will need to know that you care about them.

QUOTE OF THE DAY Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain


AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

Be careful of an approach which is too diffuse. If you don’t concentrate your efforts, you will not get everything done on time. Romance. Your partner may be a little tense at the moment. Time spent relaxing will help to put both of you into a more romantic mood.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

You need an outlet for your excess energy. A local social event may give you the chance to do this, and to meet some new people at the same time. Romance. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Other people may be much less concerned about your problems than you realise.

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Weipa Gymnastics 2011 Night Time Spectacular

Photos by Mike Tarlinton

On the road to NY

Filming for the SBS television show, Living Black, at Bondi Beach on Monday.

UU from page 24 As part of the Indigenous Marathon Project runners completed a Certificate III in Community Recreation specialising in Indigenous health. Sports first aid, sports training and planning and implementing health programs are all part of the qualification which they used to launch a local instalment of the National Deadly Fun Run Series. Bianca recently launched the series in Weipa which saw almost 100 people participate in the event. She, like the others has become a role model and is inspiring her community to lead an active healthy life. “The project is not just about

the handful that make it to New York” Deek said. “It’s so much more. It’s about creating role models who have a real chance to make a difference in their communities by inspiring others to exercise and stay away from junk food.” he said. Rob de Castella also believes the Indigenous Marathon Project is just the “jumping-off point” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait long-distance runners, “It’s my goal to have an Australian Indigenous long-distance runner on the Olympic team bound for Rio in 2016,” Deek said. Crew from SBS Living Black will be accompanying the team to New York to document the trip and the history-making run.

Lightening swimming as over 30 PB records fall THE last club night was on Friday, October 28, with about 20 swimmers attending, and over 30 Personal Best (PBs) times swum. Four PBs from four swims from Sabrina Koina, Alyssa Taare, Casey Tass and Elle Toomey – great work girls! Elle also sliced 14 seconds from her 50m butterfly time. Three PBs were swum by Morgan McCulkin, two PBs by Meg Emery-Gordon, Alissa Koina and Kyle Hunter, and one PB by Rachel Brooker, Rebecca Hunter, Jemma Hyytinen, Madeline McCulkin, Kristyn Pilkington and Grace Prentice. Results of the previous club nights: October 14 was our first club night, with 22 swimmers swimming 49 personal best times. Four PBs were swum by Kyle Hunter, Jacob Johnson, Sabrina Koina, Ethan Kruckow and Alyssa Taare. Three PBs from Chloe Crossley, Tara Crossley, Alissa

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Koina, John Prentice, Savannah Proud and Casey Tass. Two PBs were swum by Rachel Brooker, Rebecca Hunter and Kirra Koina, and one PB each from Taylor Francisco, Madison Fyfe, Tiffany McDougall, Alex McInnes, and Grace Prentice. The October 21 meet saw three PBs from Chloe Crossley, Tessa Hyytinen, Jacob Johnson and Molly Toomey. Two PBs were swum by Ethan Kruckow and Alyssa Taare, and one PB from Jemma Hyytinen, Tiffany McDougall and Alex McInnes. New members are always welcome. Club nights are held every Friday night, sign-on at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, finishing at about 7:30pm. New swimmers are also welcome to come and give it a go first. The training roster is on the noticeboard for those who do not have one. For any enquiries, please call Wade on 4069 7376.


Cowboys help out on the Cape Junior golfers awarded THE next group of young representative rugby league players from Cape York Peninsula participated in a two-day camp in Weipa last week to prepare them for an exciting stage of their football careers. Under the guidance of North Queensland Toyota Cowboys development manager Dean Payne, Cowboys under-20 forward Chris Grevsmuhl, Weipa-based QRL development officer Cameron Miller and Cairns-based ARL development officer Robbie Moore, the group of 65 11-year-olds hail from a range of towns and communities on the Cape. They are bidding to become representative players for the first time in the Peninsula under-12 team which will contest next

year’s Queensland titles. The two-day camp, which included coaching clinics and matches, is part of a sweep through the Cape, made possible by the support of the Department of Sport and Recreation, and by the development team which also includes Northern Pride’s Chey Bird and Frances Mosby. The development camp crew started off in Cairns on Monday, and also visited schools in Coen and Lockhart River before arriving in Weipa. On Sunday, the tour stopped off in Mapoon before finishing in Aurukun on Monday. “We’ve already seen a number of young talented footballers along the way and I’m sure there’ll be more to come,” Payne said.

“Just as importantly, the tour is a chance for youngsters who may have an interest in rugby league, but haven’t become fully involved in the sport as yet, to have some fun in the clinics and see if they’d like to take up the game. “Over the course of the trip, we’ve come into contact with hundreds of kids who love rugby league which makes it very enjoyable for all involved.” Weipa QRL development officer, Cameron “Spilla” Miller, said the kids had all behaved really well and had enjoyed the camp. “It was great to see so many kids participating and learning new rugby league skills. I am very grateful to the development team for giving Cape York kids such a fantastic opportunity.”

2011 Carpentaria Golf Club junior champions: Jordon Hohn, Madison Edward, Taylor Francisco, Reece Singleton and Alex Mcinnes at presentation day last Sunday.

Carpentaria Golf Club junior golfers celebrated the 2011 season last weekend.

THE 2011 Carpentaria Golf Club junior championship has been played and won. The annaul parents vs kids game was played on Sunday and the parents are claiming we let the kids win this year because we felt sorry for them, but next year all deals are off! 2011 results: A grade - Overa l l Wo m e n ’s 2 0 11 w i n n e r : Madison Edward; Overall Men’s 2011 winner: Reece Singleton; Gross winner: Taylor Francisco; Gross runner-up: Ashleigh Ball; Nett winner : Michael Young. B grade - Gross winner: Jordon Hohns; Gross runner-up: Renee Ball; Nett winner: Aaron Singleton. C grade - Gross winner: Alex McInnes; Nett winner: Cory Potter; Nett runner-up: Ebony Potter. C3’s - Gross winner: Josh Murry; Gross runner-up: Jordon Allcroft; Nett winner: Brock Margettes; Nett runner-up: Locky Hohns. Congratulations to Renee Ball who will be travelling down to Twin Waters PGA Pump, and

to Madison Edward, Michael Young, Taylor Francisco and Reece Singleton who are going down to Tweed Heads in December to compete in the 2011 Greg Norman Junior International masters event. A big thankyou to the Carpentaria Golf Club and staff for our great lunch and club. To Dwayne and Mary Singleton, Jeff and Vivian Ball, David Slade, Derek Tata, Dave and Jane Edward thanks for running our great club this year, and to Taylor Francisco and Michael Newman for the powerpoint production. Thanyou also to all our sponsors. Congratulations to all our juniors - what great progress you all have achieved this year. Well done, be proud and don’t forget to give your wonderful parents a big kiss and cuddle for giving up their Sunday mornings for the greatest cause. Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and fantastic new year, see you on the tee in 2012. – Lisa Francisco

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Golfing season comes to an end ON Friday night a dozen players were keen to try out Night Golf at the Carpentaria Golf Club and have some fun dressing up for Halloween. On Saturday there was a medium field of players for the Medal of Medals 18-hole Single Stroke game which was kindly sponsored by Jo and Peter Constantine. The winner of the day was Viv Montague with a fine 68 nett. Second place went to Mick Forde with a 72 nett. NTPs went to Clarky on 9 and Viv on 15. The winner of the Medal of Medals went to Peter Clarke on a countback from Jeff Ball. Sunday an Irish Stableford game was played which was kindly sponsored by Jenny, Vesa and Justin Hyytinen. A medium field of players took to the course and the winners of the day were Gary and Michael Young and Tanya Eizenberg with 78 points. Second place went to Gavin Wust, Peter Ross and Michael Newman with 72 points. NTPs went only to Newmy on 18. Thank you once again to Jo and Jock and Jenny, Vesa and Justin for sponsoring these events and well done to all the winners. There will be no official competitions on Saturday’s for November due to the many functions occurring at the Club. If you wish to have a game and hand in cards, please

organise with your fellow members and place the cards in the green fees box under the birdies wheel to be handicapped. Sunday is the final sponsored event for the year. It is an 18hole Single Stroke event kindly sponsored by Gary and Mel Young. Please be at the clubhouse by 12:10pm. Please put your names down on the sheet at the clubhouse by Sunday, November 6 for the Members Presentation evening on November 12. Don’t forget the Carpentaria Golf Club AGM is on Sunday, November 20 at 10am at the clubhouse. Happy golfing in the heat.

Taylor and Cheyenne dressed for Halloween Fun at the Golf Club last Friday night.

Calvin, Christan, Jay and Tara with their families ready for Halloween golfing fun.

Squash semi-final games entertain

SEMI-FINALS of the Weipa Squash Club fixtures were played this week with Jackie Chan going straight into the A grade grand final, and Tony Jaa now having to challenge Bruce Lee in the preliminary finals next Tuesday. In B grade, Statham goes directly into grand final, with Vin Diesel vying against Chuck Norris for the grand final play off against Statham. This week in A grade it was déjà vu for two pairs, but with different results for the other two pairs when Jackie Chan and Tony Jaa commenced the semis as teams one and two respectively. A1 Dave Edward was in a different mind-set this week when he thrashed Rod Wawrzyniak in three games, even though there were a lot of strategically played shots and extensive court coverage (3-0). A2 Nick Brookes played Ross Hyytinen (sub) and despite losing the first game, Nick sent Ross running around the court from his central position, where he can reach to almost impossible lengths with his left-handed tactics, and both players hit fantastic boast shots to create good rallies, but Nick won the next three (3-1). A3 Paul Ellison (sub) replayed his game against Steve Lugsdin this week, but despite the same result, both players scored higher in their losing games than they did last week and demonstrated much agility, hitting difficult shots that came their way (3-1). A4 Ben Tantau could not repeat

his performance last week against Chrisden Russ, with Ben going down in three games, however it was entertaining to watch these two young “good sports” testing each other’s boundaries (3-0). Bruce Lee’s A1 Owen Witt had another evenly-matched but epic battle on his hands when he confronted Jet Li’s Lukas Dorsett. With only one point the difference Owen took the first game but then the second “long” game went to Lukas and so they alternated with Lukas proving victorious in the end as a result of many long shots being skillfully retrieved deep from the back wall, great rallies, sound shots, lobs, and backhanders (2-3). When A2 Glen Egan went head to head with Jeff Berry these two youngsters had a great match as they athletically maneuvered around the court but it appeared Jeff had an agenda and stuck to it (0-3). A3 Wendy Long persisted with dogged determination in this veteran’s game against Bill Nason when after winning the first game, Wendy went down in the next two, but bounced back to save face and steal the match (3-2). A4 Alex Dunn did a flip of his performance last week and found his form at the end of the season by surprising his opponent Jeff Ball by playing well and attacking the ball (3-0). B grade semi-finals happened on Thursday night with both teams faring well when Statham B2 Ben Tantau (sub) lost the first game to Norris’ Randall O’Neill,

but then patiently took the next three, by sneaky drop shots to the front wall and difficult lob shots to the back wall, (3-1). B3 Jacob Murray (sub) convincingly defeated Sally Parr in three games although Sally played her heart out against her young opponent (3-0). Ruth Harris (sub) improved as the games wore on however Nicole Dearling (sub) easily defeated her in three games particularly with the tricky back wall shots. Vin Diesel B1 Justin Hyytinen triumphed in this truly sporting game against Schwarzennegger’s Chris Bienvenu with many excellent rallies and pressure in the third game (3-0). B2 Mark Walters (sub) tried his hardest to beat Jemma Kennedy but she was too good showing her finesse and ploughing through to win the match and might I add that the score did not reflect the vigour with which this game was played (0-3). B3 Mark Walters was victorious in his own game against Kellie Creedon, even though Kellie almost came through in the third game which would have made things more interesting (3-0). B4 Esther Rutherford faced Kristie McManus but with Esther’s display of skill and wisdom, she showed that she still has “it” (3-0). Best of luck to all the qualifying teams competing in preliminary (which have been played at time of print) and grand finals on Friday night! Yours squashfully, Ruth Harris




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LOCAL youngster, 11 year-old Caleb Hansen caught his PB fish, a Pacific Sailfish, while on a fishing trip with his dad, Richard, and n e i g h b o u r M a rc u s Payne. Caleb had to take a nap to relive his best dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fishing so far thanks to Marcus. Caleb will probably be a contender for the BillďŹ sh weekend, lets hope so. If you can get out and do a bit practice for that weekend there are some of the best schools of Spanish Mackerel and Long Tail Tuna seen in these parts for a very long time. You can either ďŹ&#x201A;oat out a Pilly or test your arm on some slugs, and there has been some great success using a Halco 190mm Laser Pro Pilly pattern D/D. The Tuna are also taking the lures and slugs

but some of the lads are braining them on 2-3 inch Atomic Paddle Tail soft plastics. Fingermark fishing is starting to hot up and that small window of great weather last week saw some good catches taken down around 9 Mile and the odd Nannygai and Red Emperor graced the ice box for all to see. Tusk Fish are still being taken out around Duyfken if you want to try your luck. Prawns are proving the best bait, but you had better hold on as the Tuskies arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mucking about. By the way, whoever left the large ShovelNosed Ray on the Rocky Point boat ramp, there is only one word for you, DH. Not only was there no reason to kill the poor thing, it is the best way to entice a big lizard to


come ashore - hope you are proud of yourself. On a lighter note Bream seem to be hanging around a bit longer than last year as I remember. They are feeding on the small Prawn spawn, so I hope it means there is some good rain coming. I saw some big Threadies, metre-plus, from the Mission River bridge the other morning with their radar out in front. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what they were looking for but it was quite interesting to watch. There are plenty of Queenfish for landbased anglers about 30 metres out from the boat ramp at Evans Landing. Alternate using Poppers and Blades to keep them interested.

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Run 1617 TWENTY-EIGHT runners turned out in their pink attire. Quasi and Straw wore their T-shirts that were printed out for the Nakka on run 303. Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that for keeping shirts? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1314 runs ago! Well done, and thanks for your generosity. $130-odd dollars were donated and the committee decided to top it up to $500 that will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research fund. Handbag was baby sitting and handed Outhouse with the instructions for the run. The Pink Palace for the ďŹ rst regroup and the pack waited patiently while G and Scoop caught up. Then it was to Bauhinia and York. The servo was next with the runners taking a little longer way past the Golf Club. The scenery at Memorial Square was quite nice as we rested for a bit before

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WEIPA marathon runner, Bianca Graham flew to Sydney on Monday to join Rob de Castella and the rest of the Indigenous Marathon team, departing for New York today to compete in the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest marathon this weekend. The Indigenous Marathon team consists of seven men and four women, and the girls will be making history as the first ever Indigenous Australian womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team to participate in the 42.2 kilometre event on Sunday. The streets of Manhattan Island will be swamped with over

2.5 million spectators cheering Bianca and the team, along with 47,000 other runners. Biancaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents, John and Chana, are joining the team in the Big Apple for the race and Bianca is looking forward to sharing her special moment with her family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mum and dad have grandstand seats at the finish line and they will be able to track my progress throughout the race on their mobile phones,â&#x20AC;? a very excited Bianca said last Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be wonderful to see them and I am so pleased they will be there to share this historical event with me, and the rest of the team.â&#x20AC;?

Six months ago Bianca didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know much about the marathon and could hardly run three kilometres, but thanks to the Indigenous Marathon Project she is now a part of the team to compete in the New York Marathon, which will be watched by an estimated 315 million television viewers around the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certainly improving my running ability has been a great achievement but the fact that I am one of the first Indigenous Aussie women to compete in the race is something for me and my whole family to be proud of,â&#x20AC;? Bianca said. UU continued page 20

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Western Cape Bulletin 2 November 2011