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Cyclone Oswald batters the Cape

Abnormally high tides as a result of Cyclone Oswald saw the Evans Landing boat ramp and pontoon inundated with waves on Tuesday afternoon. Further severe weather is expected for the next few days. Photo: Stretch Noonan. By Giembra Busmer

The Mission River Bridge, looking south, photographed on Tuesday, January 22, after Cyclone Oswald was downgraded to a tropical low. Photo: Kelly Rogers.

Putts Palms: One of the iconic palms lining Weipa’s Central Avenue toppled over during Cyclone Oswald’s heavy rain and strong winds. Photo: Giembra Busmer.

DAMAGING winds, heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides heralded the start of the wet season as Cyclone Oswald made landfall on Cape York in the early hours of Tuesday, January 22. Oswald crossed the coast at about 1am between Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw and at time of press had been downgraded to a tropical low. A category one cyclone, Oswald generated strong winds and heavy rain across the peninsula throughout Monday and Tuesday, cutting power to around 500 properties on Cape York.  continued page 3

 Cyclone closes Kowanyama airport: P 3  Farewell Skinny: P 12 & 13



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Motorists reminded to take it easy IN the very early hours of Wednesday, January 16, 2013 three young people were driving north along the old Pistol Club Road when the car they were in lost control. The car skidded before overturning and coming to a stop on its roof, perilously close to the railway bank. The 19 year-old male driver and a 16 year-old female passenger were taken to the Weipa Hospital for treatment. The driver sustained a fractured wrist. Police are still investigating the matter. In wet conditions on the morning of Friday, January 18, 2013 Police attended a two-vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Boundary Road and Central Avenue. Both vehicles required towing and luckily no-one was injured in the crash. Oil spilled from one car caused a hazard in the wet conditions and Rio Tinto Alcan Fire and Rescue crew assisted to clear the scene. The Weipa Town Authority also attended to help make the intersection safe again. Police are still investigating the matter, however it serves as a timely reminder to motorists to drive to conditions and slow down in the wet.

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LIFE can be tough up here in the north of Australia. It is a Big Country, as we are reminded every time we jump in the ute to travel to the next town. There are hazards - wallabies and cows, creeks, corrugations, road trains in blinding tornadoes of dust. Not to mention the boredom of hundreds of kilometres of dirt, or the idiot tourists with boats, bikes and kitchen sink piled high. One hazard we don’t have much of, and that is getting lost. Mostly because there are hardly any turn-offs, so it’s

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hard to wander off the correct road by mistake. Not like other countries, where there are lots of turn-offs. Of course, the clever people there have developed ways around the problem. They have road signs everywhere, and now they can rely on GPS to tell them which turnings to take. So when Belgian lady Sabine Moreau, 67, had to pick up a friend from the train station in Brussels 60 km away, she flicked her GPS on and drove confidently out of her village of Solre-sur-Sambre. Although she had a growing suspicion that something might be wrong, she put her faith in her satnav and kept driving. As she put it “‘I saw all kinds of traffic signs. First in French, then in German - Cologne, Aachen, Frankfurt, but I didn’t ask myself any questions. I was


just distracted, so I kept my foot down. I didn’t really notice anything was wrong until I suddenly arrived in Zagreb and realised that I was no longer in Belgium.” Her journey had taken her through France, Germany, Austria and Slovenia before finally getting to Croatia. She had bought petrol along the way using her credit card and even stopped for a snooze beside the

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Wet and wild start to wet season  from page 1

Aurukun, Pormpuraaw and Napranum communities were all without power on Tuesday afternoon, with Ergon crews expected to fly-in to repair damage as soon as possible. Local Controller SES Weipa, Trevor Snodgrass said the Weipa township had so far avoided serious damage however the power outage at Napranum was of particular concern. “The community lost power on Monday afternoon when an electricity pole burnt out,” Mr Snodgrass said. “We have organised a group to take food into Napranum

this afternoon (Tuesday). If the Ergon repair crew doesn’t arrive today who knows when these people will have power again.” Mr Snodgrass reported there was “a bit of rubbish and a few trees and branches down” in the Weipa area but the town had escaped lightly and were well prepared. “Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald is currently moving in a north-east direction, and with wind gusts of around 100km per hour expected people certainly shouldn’t be complacent, as this severe weather could continue for a couple more days,” he said.

Clockwise from top left: Caleb and Diezel Hall receive cyclonepreparedness information from SES member Sean Anthony and SES Local Controller Weipa Trevor Snodgrass last Saturday. The burnt-out power pole which caused power outages in the Napranum community. Strong winds and heavy rain caused this Weipa Caravan Park mahogany to fall on Monday afternoon. The fallen tree destroyed a fish-cleaning shed and damaged power poles. More Cyclone Oswald photos on the Western Cape Bulletin facebook page Thursday Island

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Cyclone Oswald leaves Kowanyama community cut-off Alf Wilson story

KOWANYAMA is cut-off for planes following the closure of the airport there in the wake of tropical Cyclone Oswald. For more than a week before the cyclone the road between Chillagoe and Kowanyama had been cut following heavy rain, leaving the Aboriginal Community isolated. Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) issued a statement at 7.40am on January 22 urging residents to put their safety first, after Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald crossed the coast near Kowanyama around 1am. “EMQ is reminding residents that significant wind, rain and storm tides are expected throughout the day and the time immediately after a cyclone is often just as dangerous as the initial event itself. “Many hazards and dangers can be present around damaged structures and residents are urged to take the proper precautions to prevent injuries around impacted areas,” the statement read. Local builder Dave Kennedy told The Western Cape Bulletin at 9am on January 22 that the airport closure was a major concern for the people of Kowanyama. “There had been four flights in and out weekly and now the only way here and out is by helicopter. There was no other major damage but as far as we know the airport could be closed for months,” Mr Kennedy said. Kowanyama Mayor Robert Holness said that Cyclone Oswald crossed the coast between Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw. “At the time, we experienced heavy rainfall and wind gusts up to 60km per hour. Heavy rain fell for the

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remainder of the night. “We activated our SES in anticipation of the event and SES and QPS conducted patrols of the township area, through the night with little incident. They reported minor flooding on some of our streets.” Mayor Holness said. “Our major concern, however, is the damage to our airstrip runway. Swelling, bubbling and surface rupture has occurred and the airstrip is now closed indefinitely. Road access to Kowanyama is now cut due to swollen waterways. “Consequently, air traffic is our only access and exit for the community for the duration of the wet season. Kowanyama is serviced by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and residents depend on that service. Skytrans services Kowanyama for passenger regularly scheduled traffic and food and equipment supplies need to be delivered by air,” he said. Mayor Holness said he would like to acknowledge the great work of the SES volunteers and the dedication of the Police Service in their efforts. “We activated our Local Disaster Co-ordination Centre and we were ready to open our shelter, if required. Those facilities were staffed through the night. “Also requiring particular mention are the members of our Local Disaster Management Group, both in Kowanyama and located in Cairns due to the airport closure. The Cairns members were able to act as Liaison Officers to the District Disaster Coordination Centre which provided timely and reliable support during the event. “Our Local Disaster Management Plan was tested and was validated as sound,” Mayor Holness said in a statement.


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AUSTRALIA DAY: Get ready to celebrate all things Aussie

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AUSTRALIA Day festivities kick-off in Weipa this Friday and there will be plenty of opportunity to show your true Aussie spirit at the many events organised. The celebrations begin at the Weipa Community Care Association (WCCA) on Friday, January 25 with an Aussiethemed day complete with true-blue tucker and fair-dinkum fun for the whole family. WCCA is also encouraging young artists to get involved in the Aussie Art competition and entries will be adorning the walls at Friday’s event. Entry kits are also available at the centre. The fun continues on Friday evening at the Weipa Bowls Club, where you can enjoy live Aussie music with Sunset Raga from 7 to 11pm. Entry is free so get your dancing shoes on. An Australia Day night club will also be held on Friday evening at the Carpentaria Golf Club. Doors open at 7pm for a 9pm start. Lucky door prizes and raffles will be held throughout the night. There is a $10 entry charge and all proceeds from the evening will go to the Weipa Oztag representative teams. On Saturday, January 26 official Australia Day celebrations will take place at the Carpentaria Golf Club. Get your joggers on and meet at the club at 7am for a fun run/walk, followed by a gold coin donation Aussie breakfast.

The official Australia Day ceremony commences at 9am which will include the announcement of the 2013 Weipa Town Authority Australia Day awards, followed by games the whole family can enjoy. Weipa Woolworths supermarket will be celebrating Australia Day with an Aussie barbecue and face painting fun from 10am to 2pm. Don’t forget to bring your gold coin donations with you and all proceeds will go towards Weipa CapeAbility. The true-blue fun continues into Saturday afternoon with live music at the Albatross Bay Resort, featuring Downtime. What better way to spend an Aussie afternoon than enjoying live music, a barbecue and prizes at the Alby’s beer garden? And if that’s not enough to get your national pride going the Weipa Bowls Club is hosting an Aussie Day barbecue from 6pm with a huge selection of fair-dinkum tucker. Aussie games are also on the menu at Bowlies on Saturday night including a beer and pie race, thong tossing, footy passing and prizes for the best-dressed Aussie. So get your green and gold, or red, white and blue gear dusted off and celebrate Australia Day in true Aussie fashion.

Entsch welcomes news of Leichhardt pre-selection

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed his LNP pre-selection.

THE Liberal National Party (LNP) has formally endorsed long-serving local MP Warren Entsch as the party’s candidate for Leichhardt in the upcoming federal election. Mr Entsch received the notification letter this week from the headquarters of the LNP, although the actual decision was approved at a meeting on November 24. “I’m very pleased to confirm that I’ve been pre-selected – unopposed – to represent Leichhardt in this year’s federal election,” Mr Entsch said. “I’m looking forward to advocating for local projects including the establishment of the Tropical Campus of the Australian Institute of Sport and related infrastructure, ongoing upgrades to the Bruce Highway, and supporting the creation of a new meeting and Page 4 Western Cape Bulletin January 23, 2013

entertainment precinct in Port Douglas alongside the lagoon and waterfront redevelopment. “I’m also committed to the sustainable, multiple use of our oceans and waterways, and, of course, rejecting the lockout mentality promoted by the current Labor government through the proposed blanket World Heritage Listing of Cape York and the Coral Sea Marine park. “It’s time for a change in government - the election can’t come soon enough.” Throughout Queensland, the party received almost 140 applications for endorsement and has completed pre-selection for the Senate and all bar one of the state’s 30 federal divisions. Pre-selection in the final seat, Kennedy, will take place in coming months.

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Deepest sympathy TO the Families of Councillor Robert Dick and Ronald John Senior Alnigth Chief. On behalf of the Councillors and staff of the Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council I join with so many others who knew these men and their families in offering our deepest sympathy. It is in our deepest thoughts that we recognise the passing of these two leaders, the life lived by both is measured by the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. Together we appreciate and pay tribute to the knowledge they both shared with us in our community. We extend our sentiments and comforting for all who knew them and loved them. Once again, in our deepest sympathy. Councillor Philemon Mene Mayor Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council

including many from his muchloved Weipa Bowls Club. In the eulogy given by his brother Lawrence, one word struck me as absolutely Skinny – loyalty. Skinny was a loyal member of the Weipa Bowls Club, having been an office bearer, including president, for over 20 years. He was also a loyal unionist and a very loyal and active member of the Australian Labor Party. On behalf of the ALP, I pay tribute to Skinny for his advice and advocacy, for his organisation and his plain, hard work. He was, as we say, a “true believer”; always looking out for those who need a hand. Rest In Peace Skinny. Jan McLucas Senator for Queensland

I WANTED to write this in defence of the underdog, a pat on the back for those, stabbed in the back, and to possibly help top up the half-full glasses in this town. I write because I watched the manager of Woolworths, who was working away helping to pack shelves and fill the void of a certain stock, get accosted by an unhappy customer...and it doesn’t let up. Would someone of the public go up to the manager of the mine and point their finger at them for the power being out whilst Days of Our Lives had another Ridge fling break down?

A loyal man laid to rest

LAST Wednesday I joined the many relatives and friends to farewell Skinny James at the overflowing Uniting Church in Mossman. It was a great tribute to Skinny that there were so many there,

The needs, not the wants

Would someone barge into the office of the hospital’s chief executive officer and blame them for getting a cough? So why do Woolie’s staff have to accept this type of confrontation? Give them a break. We live in the BUSH, 800-odd kilometres away from our nearest large town, let alone city. There are bushfires all over Australia halting the movement of mass-produced food, and a cyclone will have by now made a couple of waves that would have sent the barge into treacherous waters. So what if I don’t get my lobster and bubbly served to me when I’m in Weipa Woolies? If that’s what I want I’ll go to the Sheraton in a city somewhere. The people running Woolies are doing some great work: the largest employer of school-aged students in town; courses and employment for what were unemployed Indigenous adults; a plethora of bargains on goodies like chips and drinks and yes, that’s right, $30 boxes of nappies for the abundance of babies being brought up in our town, (the same price as Brisbane, Cairns and anywhere in between). I can even get fruit and vegetables along with all sorts of exotic foods to fill the void. Fill up your glasses people, you really can survive living up here with the needs, not the wants. Cold, Half-Full Glass PS: They also have two barges per week by the way, just in case anyone is referring to the good old days when they had one barge running.

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CMC alerts public to evolving illicit drug threats CANNABIS remains the most commonly used drug in North Queensland, and continues to be a concern within Indigenous communities in the region, according to a report by the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC). The report said the drug has a strong demand and supply, with the potential for new users of synthetic cannabis (cannabimimetics) to be introduced to the cannabis market. Cannabis remains an entrenched market in Queensland. By quantity it is the state’s largest illicit drug market, with cannabis increasing and is higher than the national average. The 16-page report, Illicit drug markets in Queensland, was issued “to alert the public to the threat of increased organised crime activity around rapidly evolving shifts in some of Queensland’s illicit drug markets.” “There is significant involvement of organised crime in the cannabis market.Unlike the situation in some southern states, specific organised crime groups do not control the cannabis market in Queensland. Instead, it continues to attract a large and diverse range

of participants from varying backgrounds, with the primary attractions being the profitability and strength of the market.” The starting age for cannabis use is reportedly getting younger. Use at a young age not only affects mental and physical health but also leads to many social and educational problems, including increasing the likelihood of criminality and further drug use. There are also greater concerns about cannabis use by children in remote communities because of the limited access to education and treatment services in these areas. The report said catalysts behind this expansion of organised crime in drug markets are two-fold: • Persistent demand for ‘traditional’ drugs (amphetamine-type stimulants, cannabis, heroin and cocaine); and • A parallel explosion of non-traditional substances, most notably drug analogues, that are often pedalled as “legal highs”. Other non-traditional growth areas identified in the report stem from increasing illicit use and

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Major CIAF changes for 2013 MAJOR changes have been made to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), with the award-winning event moving to a new delivery model in 2013. A report commissioned by Arts Queensland and Events Queensland outlined what was needed to ensure CIAF remains a success long into the future. The recommendation of the report was to move CIAF out of Arts Queensland, outlining new governance, business models and frequency. The report says the new arrangement will increase CIAF’s ability to attract sponsorship and philanthropic funding, while giving the Far North the opportunity to take ownership of the event. 2013 will be a transition year for CIAF, with planning already underway for a smallerscale event. The Queensland Government will continue to support CIAF with funding of $1.568 million to help it through the transition phase. An “expert” team will be appointed to steer CIAF through its transition, working closely with Cairns Mayor Bob Manning, CIAF copatron Henrietta Fourmile Marrie and local artists and organisations. Weipa residents need only use their computer to attend a ‘Virtual Open Day’ about what it’s like to be a distance education student at CQUniversity.

criminal diversion of pharmaceuticals and performance-and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs). Of greatest concern, Assistant Commissioner, Crime, Kathleen Florian said that beneath it all lay the threat of ever-increasing organised crime activity. “The most pervasive form of organised crime activity in Queensland is the sale and distribution of illicit drugs,” Ms Florian said, adding that organised crime groups were working together in ways unheard of a decade ago, identifying ‘niche markets’ and targeting vulnerable user groups or regions.”

options, chat online with a career or program advisor or have their questions answered. CQUniversity’s ‘Virtual Open Day’ runs from 10am to 7pm on Thursday, January 24, with more details via 13CQUni (13 27 86).

Fizzy drinks a downer NEW research shows that sweetened beverages such as soft drinks can lead to depression in older adults. People aged 50 to 70 who consumed four cans or cups of sweetened soft drinks each day had a 30 per cent increase in risk of developing depression. The same research also found that coffee and tea were linked to lower incidence of depression in the same demographic. The study was conducted by Dr. Honglei Chen, a researcher with the National Institutes of Health.

Alien Earth THE first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would cause humanity to reassess its place in the universe, reports. While astronomers have found a number of exoplanets over the last few years that share one or two key traits with our own world –such as size or inferred surface temperature – they have yet to bag a bona fide “alien Earth.” But that should change in 2013, scientists say. “I’m very positive that the first Earth twin will be discovered this year,” said Abel Mendez, who runs the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.

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Phantom fishing targets turtles in northern Australia CSIRO scientists working with GhostNets Australia and Indigenous rangers are identifying hotspots where lost fishing nets are threatening our marine biodiversity. Worldwide, around 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or discarded each year. These ‘ghostnets’ can continue fishing for decades, entangling huge numbers of marine animals, including threatened and commercially valuable species. Ghostnets, originating mainly from fisheries in Asia and Australia, are a particular problem in Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria, where they can reach densities of up to three tonnes/km, among the highest recorded worldwide. “Our research goes beyond discovering where ghostnet fishing is taking place, to actually estimating its impact on biodiversity, in particular on threatened marine turtles,” Dr Denise Hardesty of CSIRO said. “Using a model of ocean currents and data collected by Indigenous rangers on the number of ghostnets found during beach cleanups, we simulated the likely paths ghostnets take to get to their landing spots on beaches in the Gulf of Carpentaria,” Dr Hardesty said.

Rangers and scientists work to free turtles from ghostnets. Photo: Alistair Dermer.

“Combining this with information about the occurrence of turtles in the area, we found that entanglement risk for turtles is concentrated in an area along the eastern margin of the Gulf and in a wide section in the southwest extending up the west coast,” she said. “Most ghostnets enter the Gulf from the northwest and move clockwise along its shore. This means we can help protect biodiversity in the region by intercepting nets as they enter the Gulf, before they reach the high density turtle areas along south and east coastlines,” she said. Australia is home to six of the world’s seven threatened species

of marine turtle. During a recent cleanup of ghostnets on beaches in the Gulf, 80 per cent of animals recorded in nets were marine turtles, including Olive Ridley, Hawksbill, Green and Flatback turtles. “Our predictions of the distribution of turtles washing ashore entangled in ghostnets matched the actual frequencies of turtles found in ghostnets during beach surveys, suggesting our model is accurate,” Dr Hardesty said. Ghostnets are a global problem, capturing seabirds, marine mammals and sea turtles worldwide. Lost or abandoned fishing gear makes up only 20 per cent of marine debris but has a disproportionate effect because it is designed to capture wildlife. “Our research shows that combining models of marine debris with species occurrence data could identify global hot spots for impact, helping pinpoint where prevention and clean-ups could really make a difference to biodiversity,” Dr Hardesty said. This research used information on ocean currents generated by the BLUElink Ocean Data Assimilation System to simulate the paths of ghostnets.

Largest survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has commenced the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey which will improve our knowledge of the health issues affecting this group of Australians. This survey will expand on the 2004-05 survey by increasing the number of participants by 30 per cent, collecting new information on exercise, diet (including bush foods) and measures of cholesterol, blood glucose and iron. For the first time, the ABS will directly measure obesity and blood pressure levels, as well as nutritional status and

chronic disease. By combining the self-reported information together with the biomedical samples, a more complete picture of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be available. Importantly this will provide some information about the level of undiagnosed conditions, such as diabetes. While the biomedical component of the survey is voluntary, people are encouraged to participate to help family, community and future generations to live longer healthier lives. The survey will be conducted over 2012-13 across the country in cities and remote commu-

nities to create evidence to measure progress in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and contributing to Closing the Gap in life expectancy. The first survey results will be released in September 2013 and will be used by a wide range of Aboriginal organisations, health researchers, public health advocates, government, clinicians and community health organisations. Further information and detailed questions and answers are available on the ABS website at

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Battling disease, developers and bush fires, he doesn’t live the life of luxury we would wish for this little, furry friend. However, there is always a human or two willing to provide kindness and protection to ensure our native fauna can continue to survive in a constantly shrinking habitat. Koliptus, A Koala’s Tale, is an engaging children’s book complete with delightful watercolour illustrations, that provides conversation starts for parents on the importance of animal conservation. The Western Cape Bulletin has two hard-back copies of Koliptus, A Koala’s Tale to give away to lucky readers. See the giveaway entry coupon on page 15.

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cated to the south. The town eventually became known as Aurukun which is said to have local meaning associated with a large lagoon on the Watson River, to the south. At the beginning, the majority of the buildings, including the church and mission house were constructed of local materials by residents using a range of traditional skills. Over time however, stronger and more permanent buildings were constructed using materials brought in from elsewhere. This later period, marked by more permanent buildings, appears to have started around ten years after the original establishment of the settlement, that is, around the time of the departure of the Reverend and Mrs. Richter. The photograph above, taken in 1913, shows the mission house in its more permanent form, replacing the earlier structure. We are able to speculate that those shown in this image may be the Reverend and Mrs. Richter with their children, with this photograph being taken just prior to their departure for Germany.




THE town we now know as Aurukun was originally known as the Archer River Mission Settlement. It was originally established in 1904 for the Presbyterian Church by the Reverend Arthur and Mrs. Richter who were assisted in the early settlement period by T.W. Holmes. The Richters led the establishment of the settlement up until 1913 when they returned to Germany, apparently for a short visit or holiday, intending to return in due course. However, due to the outbreak of the First World War, they were unable to return to Australia and were eventually replaced by Mr. and Mrs. Holmes. The main reason for the original establishment of the settlement was to assist and guide local residents who were being increasingly recruited for the pearl and beche-de-mer industries as well as to spread the church’s spiritual teachings. However, as with many other similar missions and settlements, the early years were particularly marked by trouble. The reserve was expanded in 1922 to include the Kendall River area lo-


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January 23, 2013

THE Passover festival is the most important celebrations for the Jewish people, even today, and Jesus, who himself was a Jew along with most of his twelve disciples, (who was not a Jew of the twelve? Answer next week), drew from parts of the Passover ritual and gave it new meaning. The Passover meal had things on the table such as matzah, flat slices of bread with no yeast, the Seder dish with bitter herbs, a burnt egg, and shank bone of a lamb. Then there is the red wine that is poured into four cups, and cup three

Be honest with yourself and calculate how much time a day you are spending not sitting. I invite you to come and take small steps to improve this by going for a walk for just 30 minutes a day, to come to one of our classes, to go for a swim, or cycle/ walk to work and back. Here are some other tips I have for you to combat our Western sitting diseases: • Go for a walk in your lunch break. After sitting all day a 20 minute walk is enough and you will come back with heaps more energy. • Get up and move at least every 30 minutes. Get up to get jobs from the printer; get a glass of water; walk over to someone in the other office personally instead of calling them; pick up your healthy lunch; and stretch your back while standing up. • Sitting on a fit ball or on the floor at least engages your muscles and/or stretches other muscles.

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Depressive disorders: 20 per cent of Australians now suffer from a depressive disorder in their lifetime. Deep vein thrombosis: 1958 – first recorded case from air travel; 2001 – 1 million in the United States estimated to be affected. Colorectal (bowel/colon) cancer in Australia: 1983 – 7093 cases; 2001 – 12,844. This type of cancer is said to be completely preventable through healthy lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes in Australia: Type 2 diabetes can be treated with a healthy diet and physical activity in 60 per cent of cases. 1989 – 1.5 per cent rate of cases; 2008 – 4 per cent rate of cases. Diabetes costs taxpayers around a billion dollars a year and it’s a preventable disease.

By Rev. Michael Connolly

was called the cup of blessing. He took two parts of the ritual meal, the breaking of the bread, and cup three of the four cups filled with red wine that was placed on the Passover table, and put their meaning onto him. Let’s look at Mark Ch 14 vs 22-24 and read the words he used from the Passover rituals to give it that clear Christian meaning. “While they were eating, Jesus took a piece of bread, said a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. “Take it,” he said, “this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks to God, and

handed it to them; and they all drank from it. “This is my blood which is poured out for many, my blood which seals God’s covenant.” The connection between the pass over of the Angel of Death for the Israelites (Jews) when they put lamb’s blood on the doorpost of their houses when they were prisoners to the Egyptians, and the Heavenly Father passing over the sentence of death to those who are prisoners to sin but accept His Son as their Lord and Saviour is really, really fascinating. More next week on this theme. God is love.

Rev Michael Connolly.


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COMMUNITY OBITUARY CALENDAR Obituary: Jeffrey Trevor James “Skinny” Got an event coming up?

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Jeffrey was born in Australia on April 4, 1943, blood group Maroon, Queenslander. Nine months later his dad came home on leave from the AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE war. A very much loved son of OI OI OI Trevor and edna. Jeff moved from his birthMonday 28 Australia Day public holiday place of Tweed Heads, to Dalby, FEBRUARY then to Brisbane where his Weipa Junior Soccer Club father was told to take his Annual General Meeting at mother as far north as possible Monday 4 the Resource Centre, Western because of her asthma. Cape College, commencing The road ran out at Mossman at 7.30pm. All are welcome. where his father worked as a Red Hatters first meeting for baker and a mill worker. His Wednesday 6 2013 at Carpentaria Golf Club father became the owner of at 7pm the “Mill Ranch” to feed the mill workers. This is where the Bachelor and Bachelorette legend of Skinny originated. judging at Carpentaria Golf The South Mossman River Friday 15 Club to support Weipa’s two and the ‘dam’ swimming hole OZTAG teams in the State became his world. With his titles. brother Lawrence beside him MARCH they terrorised the locals, espeWeipa OZTAG Quiz night cially the horse owners, who on at Carpentaria Golf Club to several occasions complained March 9 support Weipa’s two OZTAG to his father that his sons were teams in the State titles. riding his horses. I am sure his JUNE father was proud that his sons were turning out like himself. The 6th Annual Weipa Fishing Friday 7 The name Skinny came Classic is on this weekend due to about when he was a teenager. to the reversal of the Queens Sunday 9 He obviously had given a bit of Birthday Public Holiday. lip and this big muscley fellow JULY appeared outside the ranch were Weipa Dirt Kart club will Skinny lived and bellowed “get Friday 12 be holding the first AIDKA out of here you skinny bugger”. to Queensland State Titles at Skinny wouldn’t take a Monday 15 Weipa Combined Raceway. backwards step, but he wasn’t AUGUST that silly as he eyed off the big muscles. Friday 23 The 14th Annual Weipa Bull“Get out of here skinny” and ride and Cabaret will be held came the call again. To no Saturday 24 at the Andoom Sports Oval. avail however, and that was it, Skinny thereafter was Mr Page 12 Western Cape Bulletin January 23, 2013

Skinny (Dad), Mrs Skinny (Mum), Big Skinny (Jeff) and Little Skinny (Lawrence). Skinny never took a backward step. Once in Dalby as a 12-year old he took on Gary Rashleigh who was on horseback, with riding boots and stockwhip. He let Skinny have it with the whip until eventually Skinny grabbed the whip and pulled Gary off the horse. They finished up in the ditch beside the road like a couple of blue heeler cattle dogs – what a fight. There were rumours that his sister Joy had to belt several kids that bailed Jeff up on the way home from school. Skinny at school always gave the headmaster a hard time when it was time to get the cuts – which was frequently. He would pull his hand away at the last second. Eventually the headmaster would get sick of this and bring the cane back up and catch Skinny on the knuckles. Jeff learnt the piano with his brother Lawrence but his teacher hinted to his mother that Jeff would never get passed “Chopsticks” and it could be a waste of money and her time. Skinny joined the Scouts and then the CMF. He was one of the keenest soldiers. He did additional duties such as going to Charters Towers with Brother (Graham) Smith to instruct cadets. Skinny only left when he was discharged due to his asthma. There are several of his friends here today who share

memories of his many trips away to play cricket for Mossman. One tale is of him being thrown off the Julatten Range lookout. Skinny loved his cricket. Skinny loved a beer, although he didn’t start until he was 21, he made up for lost time. Skinny travelled to Victoria with Donny Grey to pick pears and there were some very exciting times. Most of these stories can’t be repeated. Skinny’s first job was with the Mossman Post Office as a Telephone Exchange Operator where he had to sleep in the manual exchange to put through telephone calls at night (I am sure he never listened in). He then moved on to the Mill as a fireman on the steam locos and then as a steam loco driver. He only rolled one train; the ‘Bundy’. He followed his father to Weipa in 1968 as a storeman, where he worked until he retired when he was 55. Skinny loved his job. Skinny’s greatest love was the Weipa Bowls Club, where he and his mother are life members. The Bowls Club has lost one of its most devoted members. His chair will never be vacant as his spirit will remain for years to come. We would expand on this but we will leave this to the experts from the Weipa Bowls Club. Skinny was a travelled person with holidays to his sister Judy in Canada for the Commonwealth Games and again to attend her son Peter’s wedding in Banff. He also did an extensive trip to the whole of Europe and the UK with a small suitcase. This allowed him to travel by train to all areas without pre-booking any accommodation. All he wanted was a pillow under his head. Other trips included trips to New Zealand and several Asian holidays. Fishing was another of Skinny’s loves. His boat “Edna J” named after his mother was his pride and joy. The fishing exploits were many, including upsetting the girls when he put them on a 12-hour stint stranded on a croc-infested mudbank, and then next day having to be rescued by the SES due to a flat battery. He did give his two brothers some great moments by putting them on some very hot fishing at the big hole on the Pine River and the grunter patches up the Hay River. Ashford’s hut at the mouth of the Pine will always have special memories of them with Skinny. They were organising another trip this year, but now the trip will be a sad one to clean up Skinny’s affairs. Skinny’s early fishing skills

were with a 100lb hand-line, sport fishing was not an option. On a few of these occasions others were on the receiving end of some painful incidents such as Lofty lying on the floor of the boat trying to subdue a barra that Skinny had swung into the boat, catching Lofty in the belly with the other treble hook. Another time while fishing with his nephew Brad he did a similar action, but this time with a big cat fish, raking the top spike across Brad’s thigh causing a few painful hours. Brad will sadly miss his uncle Jeff. His beloved Broncos and Queensland State of Origin teams will miss their most staunch supporter. His brother Brian tried to convert him to Cowboys without success. Skinny’s other passion was the Australian Labour Party. In his mind there was no other party. It was us and those Tory b....... It would not have mattered if they offered him a million dollars they would still be wrong. There is a rumour that Prime Minister Julia ordered an autopsy on Skinny’s heart to see how a real Labor person ticks. The main message from his brother Lawrence was Skinny’s loyalty to any organistion he belonged to such as the CMF, Caledonian Pipe Band, unions, did not matter which one; Labour Party, he hated those Tory b......; The Masonic Lodge; Queensland State of Origin – go Queenslander; his mighty Broncos, Lions Club Weipa and his beloved Weipa Bowls Club. Then you have his friends, all of Skinny’s friends were the most wonderful people in the world, according to him, he was so loyal and loving to all of you. During his battle for life in Brisbane he was so brave. You would have all been so proud of him, as we were. We didn’t realise anyone could get so sick and keep fighting. Special mention here to his old school mate Graham Coburn who bought some smiles to Skinny’s lips on several occassions. Also to his niece Lisa who went beyond the call of duty to spend so much time holding his hand and stroking his forehead. Thank you Lisa. Also the Weipa Bowls Club for your thoughts and gifts. Skinny loved his family and this love was returned. The family is very close and the parting of Jeff is very difficult to accept. It seems so unreal. All good people go to heaven so his sisters Joy and Judy and brothers Lawrence and Brian know that he is now with his Dad and Mum, looking down on us. – Contributed

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Crackers makes new friends in PNG

LIVING hand-to-mouth on insect larvae and bandicoot meat with a former headhunting tribe in a remote wilderness in Papua New Guinea might not sound like everybody’s idea of a tropical getaway. Or running for your life along a log-strewn beach chased by a bloodthirsty band of Indonesian traders. Or wading waist-deep in a creek with half a dozen tribesmen in the hope of finding a crocodile for dinner. But for seasoned adventurer and one-man charity dynamo Craig ‘Crackers’ Hand, it just comes with the territory. MARK ROY reports...


raCkers, who runs the charity Friends of PNG, is back on the australian mainland after spending a wild couple of months in the remote village of sibidiri. After dropping in on Thursday Island in October last year, he set sail for the village in his Little Red Boat to deliver much-needed supplies to the village, including medicines, gardening tools, mosquito nets, clothes and educational books and sponsorships for schoolchildren. He said while some sponsors for the kids came as far away as Germany, schools closer to home were also willing to lend a hand. “The Minjilang school on Croker Island had some laminated drawings and also some books and stationery that they sent in a box to Bamaga Post Office,” he said. “Children on Groote Eylandt sent a number of hats, so I picked them all up and took them over to the tribe and distributed them amongst the school kids there.” While kids in Australia might take their schooling for granted, walking to school took on a different dimension for children in PNG villages, he said. While he was there, a group of students walked home from school on Daru

- an unaccompanied, weeklong trek through the bush. “There were six kids, one from Sibidiri tribe and others were from various other tribes in that area, but they all shared the trip home,” he said. “They walked for a good week or so, through swamps full of crocodiles and basically jungle trails and made their way home. “Other coastal tribes I talk to can’t believe the kids do that ... they can’t believe some of the tribes inland do the trips they do.” While in the village, Crackers ran a fishing competition, the second “Sibidiri Classic”. “I brought them hand lines and lures, but some of the villagers still went out with the traditional bow-and-arrow,” Crackers said. “The results were about 50/50 for each method, but I awarded third place in the competition to one of the boys for a wallaby he caught with his bow-and-arrow.” Crackers joined in with the day-to-day activities in the village, including planting yam seedlings, building fences, fishing, hunting - and also joined them to hunt crocodile. “They have a number of different methods of hunting crocodiles, all fairly interesting,” he said.

“Harpoon at night, or just a hook - or one day I was filming them in a creek, where they get in a line across the creek and walk forward. “They were in waist-deep water, about seven of them, and I just thought, well I’ll join in. “So I hopped in the middle of the guys and walked along with them up the middle of the creek. “I was probably lucky we didn’t get a crocodile that day.” Supporters Friends of PNG from all around the world follow Crackers’ adventures online though his facebook page and the Cracker Tracker, which tracks his journey across the high seas and into PNG interior with a series of positions and blog posts. In early December, the Torres News reported on a post from Sibidiri that Cracker’s boat had sunk at anchor. Crackers said he lost a lot of equipment from the swamped boat, including money from a container that later turned up behind a nearby beach camp occupied by Indonesian traders. After villagers called police, three of the traders decided they would attack Crackers. “They chased me up the beach, but I managed to escape,” he said.

Crackers (back, third from left) with the Sibidiri chiefs and villagers during the head-hunting welcoming ceremony.

Villagers helped him tow his boat to Boigu, where Sea Swift took it on a barge to Seisia. “I can’t thank Sea Swift enough,” Crackers said. But the crew did have a laugh at his expense, he admitted. “They picked me up in late December, and told me about the Mayan calendar, and that the end of the world had been predicted for December 21. “I told them I’d heard nothing about it, as I’d been out of touch with civilisation for a couple of months in Sibidiri. “So the crew told me the world had actually come to an end,” Crackers laughed. “They said ‘We’ve been drifting around here for days now, and you’re the first survivor we’ve found.’” Once safely back on the mainland, Crackers returned to Thursday Island, where he met up with members of the Rotary Club and local supporters. “The Rotary Club has similar interests and does similar work in PNG, so it’s good to get together and share information,” Crackers said. Rotary Club TI president Robyn Humphreys said they currently had a lot of supplies to deliver to PNG. “We send containers of clothes many times per year,” she said.

Crackers and his friend Gwama with a sizeable croc that fed the whole tribe.

“You’ve got to give “We have bags of thongs to go up next, as we want to Crackers 10 out of 10 for his encourage villagers to wear charity efforts,” he said. “It’s great to see what he shoes and look after their skin, to avoid infections and is doing.” Crackers said he wanted tropical diseases.” David and Pat Paech to thank Sea Swift, Mark from TI Motors said they Paltridge at Top End Motors supported Crackers since in Seisia, Stuart McKinnon becoming friends with him in Weipa; David and Pat at TI Motors, Rotary Club on his first trip to PNG. “He originally came into TI, the Boigu and Saibai work for help with some health clinics, Australian advice, and we’ve been sup- Customs and the Quarantine porting him in what he is Inspection Service for all their assistance. doing ever since,” Pat said. “Thanks DavidFORESIGHT said after hearing 12 - AD 2 to the great peohis boat had sunk off the PNG ple of Seisia, T.I., Dauan, CATEGORY: coast, they offered to tow him Saibai and Boigu for saying ‘G’Day Crackers’,” he said. back from Saibai. BOBCAT HIRE

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to support and promote you and your tourism and allied business both for today and in the future and is seeking your support through membership. Some benefits to you as a business owner and a member of this rich and progressive organisation are as follows: Tourism Strategy and Planning Ensures input to and implementation of regional tourism plans which effects tourism and ultimately your business.

All visitors to the Tropical North Queensland tourism region spent nearly $2.8 billion in the year ending March 2012, making it the leading non-capital city tourism destination by value in Australia – Tourism Research Australia

of CYSF ‘Tourism Cape York’ which is now the new LTO for the Cape York region. Government support, by means of the Regional Organisation of Councils, has endorsed ‘Tourism Cape York’ whilst the Cook Shire has offered a partnership with its existing tourism officer and collaboration with the Cooktown and Cape York marketing initiative. Weipa Town Authority is providing sponsorship into this venture. The establishment of Tourism Cape York is supported by Tourism Queensland, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce. Tourism Cape York is here

Advocacy Input in bioregional planning, tourism policy and planning in the Cape, advocacy for essential infrastructure, roads and facilities. Product Development Support businesses in developing their products, business mentoring and support.

Marketing Collaborative marketing opportunities with Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Drive North Queensland, Savannah Way etc., Cape York Peninsula and Cooktown Visitor Guide Booklet listing and discounted advertising rate, website listing with contact details, image and business information, representation at BASES Weipa 4069 7807 › Cairns 4034 9000

major Caravan, Camping and Touring shows. Your business and its ongoing sustainability in the Cape, could be enhanced and enriched should you chose to become a member of this innovative organisation. Product development and approaches, advocacy on your businesses behalf and inclusion in tourism planning and strategies along with marketing prospects are available to you, should you wish to join this progressive organisation. Should you require further information regarding membership with the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Cape York please don’t hesitate to contact Yvette (0429 062 449). In the meantime, take a leisurely drive along John Evans Drive and note the impressive sign promoted and erected by the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce whilst you consider becoming a member of both the Chamber and Tourism Cape York – you won’t regret it. The next scheduled meeting for the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce is Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Convention Centre.

More than just a night out... Come in & enjoy a relaxed family environment! What’s happening at the Carpentaria Golf Club? SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY COMPETITION COMPETITION Jag the GOLF GOLF Joker Jackpot $320  RAFFLES 

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Open Sunday to Thursday 6pm to 8.30pm beginners welcome Friday & Saturday 6pm to 9pm Phone: 4069 7332 Lunch Friday to Sunday noon to 2pm E: PHONE 4069 7850

See you there. – Yvette Carter


Koliptus, A Koala’s Tale


An engaging children’s book that provides conversation starters for parents on the importance of animal conservation.

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HAPPY New Year and a big hello to all the readers of the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce column, ‘Chamber Chatter’. Another year is upon us and already the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce is working hard to promote and support the community, both local and across the Cape, and the many business houses in this region. This support has been demonstrated with the recent erection of the ‘Welcome to Weipa’ sign along John Evans Drive. The Western Cape Chamber of Commerce sign depicts our glorious sunset which forms a back drop for a list of services, facilities and amenities available to locals, visitors and tourists whilst visiting the Weipa region. Speaking of tourists, it was noted by a member of our Chamber of Commerce that, in the March 2012 edition of Tourism Research Australia, that “All visitors to the Tropical North Queensland tourism region spent nearly $2.8 billion in the year ending March 2012, making it the leading noncapital city tourism destination by value in Australia”. This is an astounding amount of money being spent in the Far North Queensland region, and it would be safe to say that a reasonable portion of this figure is spent in Weipa and the Cape. Hence, the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce is promoting Tourism in the Cape as the benefits associated with it are widely acknowledged. Businesses in the Cape profit either directly or indirectly

Chamber Chatter

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Cast your vote for your favourite Weipa singles 5 THIS week we introduce you to the first four female nominees in the 2013 Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette series. The girls have given readers an insight into themselves and their photos will be posted, along with the other nominees, on The Western Cape Bulletin facebook page. To cast your “peoples choice” vote, simply “like” a bachelor or bachelorette’s photo on The Bully’s facebook page. The 2013 Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette series will culminate with a Valentine’s Dance at the Carpentaria Golf Club on February 15, 2013, where the Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette of 2013, and the 2013 People’s Choice winner will be announced and crowned. If you know a bachelor or bachelorette who you think has what it takes to take out the title go to the Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette facebook page or send a text to Cicely on 0457 997 708. Why not nominate yourself – who knows you may find Mr or Miss Right – what have you got to lose?

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Shelly Gannon

Age: 28 Occupation: Studying to be dance teacher Favourite food: Mexican Favourite drink: Whiskey Hidden talents: Muay Thai martial arts Nicest thing you have done for a boyfriend: Buy him a car Where will you be in five years: A very successful dance teacher and choreographer in Sydney Worst habit: Choosing the wrong man What do you look for in a boyfriend: Personality and a great sense of humour

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Samantha O’Neill

Age: 26 Occupation: Admin Favourite food: Sushi Favourite drink: Long Island Ice Tea Hidden talents: Should stay hidden... Nicest thing you have done for a boyfriend: All the little things Where will you be in five years: Wherever life takes me - no set plans Worst habit: I don’t sleep much and annoy people early in the morning What do you look for in a boyfriend: Someone active and interesting.

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Jaime Smith

Age: 25 Occupation: Electrical Apprentice Occupation: Mine Operator Favourite food: Italian Favourite drink: Any alcoholic beverage Hidden talents: I can do a cool coaster trick  Where will you be in five years: Hopefully earning big money travelling the world! Worst habit: Swearing What do you look for in a boy?friend: Someone who is genuine and down to earth and doesn’t mind a chick that is a bit rough around the edges.

Stevie Barham

Age: 18 Occupation: Pharmacy Student Favourite food: Pasta Favourite drink: Vodka Hidden talents: Don’t think I have one Nicest thing you have done for a boyfriend: Made them feel special Where will you be in five years: Pre-register year of Pharmacy somewhere Worst habit: Twirling my hair and spending money What do you look for in a boyfriend: Good personality and someone who can make me laugh, and someone who stands out from the rest.

Share the love this Valentine’s Day with a NAIDOC red rose THE Western Cape NAIDOC planning committee is giving all those shy Weipa residents the perfect way to show your loved one (or perhaps even secret crush) you care this Valentine’s Day. The committee’s upcoming fundraiser will include beautiful red roses on order to be hand-delivered this February 14. Western Cape NAIDOC planning committee member, Priscilla Raleigh said ordering one, three or half a dozen red roses this Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to show that special somebody your love. “There is no need for anyone to go through all the stress that comes along with the pressure of this particular holiday,” Ms Raleigh said. “This fundraiser is the perfect way to plan in advance and you can even attach a personalised message,” she said. The following red rose packages are available: $15 for single stem; $35 for three stems; or $50 for six stems. To place an order email with the sender’s name and phone number, receiver’s name, your personal message, the delivery location and preferred time of delivery. To confirm your order and complete payment (cash only), please visit the Department Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs office next to Centrelink or Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa’s Community Relations building behind the Bowls Club. Contact Western Cape NAIDOC planning committee member, Bianca Graham (0417 783 461) with enquiries.


Do you think they have what it takes to be crowned the 2013 Weipa Bachelor or Weipa Bachelorette??? Entrants will be displayed weekly in The Western Cape Bulletin and the winners will be announced at the Valentine’s Dance at the Carpentaria Golf Club on Friday, February 15. All ages are welcome!!! Great prizes!!! All proceeds go to Weipa Oztag Dob yourself or your friends in by going to the Weipa Bachelor and Bachelorette facebook page or by sending at text to Cicely on 0457 997 708. Be quick...only 24 spots available!


Too old to be an apprentice? with Adam Woodhouse

Sickness doesn’t discriminate, so why should insurance? Everyone can get sick or injured, but when it comes to protecting their lifestyle with insurance, it seems females have some catching up to do... Historically speaking, insurance was sold to the main breadwinner. and more often than not that was the husband. today men still earn more, on average, than women. But the gap is closing fast – australian women now earn 92 per cent of male incomes, and many women now out-earn their husbands. so you’d expect more women would be taking out insurance to protect their income and their lifestyle. But despite women making up 45 per cent of the workforce, they still represent only 15-20 per cent of all insured incomes. It’s not just about income Protecting your income is obviously important. But the fact female incomes are increasing only tells part of the story. Women are often more financially vulnerable than men – mainly because they typically spend less time in the workforce. this is partly because of children. But women are also more likely to retire early. less time in the workforce means lower savings, less superannuation, and less of an ability to recover from financial setbacks. What types of insurance should women have? income Protection typically covers up to 80 per cent of your income if you can’t work temporarily because of sickness or injury – making it extremely

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Meredith Whichello discusses mature-aged apprenticeship opportunities with Weipa MEGT’s Rikki Cooper.

You might think apprentices and trainees are young people that have just left school. Not so, says MEGT Business Relationships Consultant, Rikki Cooper. “The Australian Government recognises that many businesses like to employ more mature-aged apprentices for their job stability and understanding of workplace ethics,” explains Rikki. According to Rikki, the benefits of adapting a business to Australia’s ageing workforce can translate into significant savings in recruitment, training and productivity. Studies have shown that older people stay longer in their jobs, contribute to the long-term performance of a company, have low levels of absenteeism and are flexible in their working hours and conditions. Moreover, explains Rikki, as the workforce gets older and the industry profile shifts throughout Australia, reskilling mature-aged workers so they can move to where the jobs are, is becoming an

increasing imperative. There are two funding arrangements that will help businesses offset the cost of training. One is for Australian Apprentices aged over 45 and the other is for those aged over 25. The Mature Aged Worker Incentive program is for those who are over 45, and the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices program is for those aged over 25. Eligibility for either the Mature Aged Worker or the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices Australian Government Incentives can only be determined by an Australian Apprenticeships Centre. This is a free service, so business people really have nothing to lose, and so much to gain, by organising time for your Australian Apprenticeships Centre to see you. “On top of these particular initiatives, there are other funding opportunities for which the business may be eligible,” explains Rikki. “There is also the Rural and Regional Skills

Shortage incentive for our region. “If you look a bit more widely, you may also find additional funding and support benefits through other government programs such as the Investing in Experience (Skills Recognition & Training) (IIE-SRT) grants program to support mature age workers (aged 50 years and over) to gain nationally recognised qualifications. “And for a person who may have been made redundant, the prospect of re-skilling in order to be of value to your business, means new hope and increased self esteem because they are valued.” “The other benefit is that you keep skills in the region. It’s a win-win for the community as well as the business.” Australian Apprenticeships are an Australian Government initiative. Contact Rikki Cooper at MEGT Apprenticeship Centre, Weipa (0409 885 288) for additional information.

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A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

House of the week Two duplexes...on one TiTle

AffordAble eAsy living

6 Bed 4 BATH 4 CAR – $820,000 neG.

Neat and tidy 2 bedroom duplex with large fully fenced yard with double gate side access. Combined lounge/dining, upgraded kitchen, fans and airconditioning throughout, under cover parking, low maintenance gardens.

Why rent, make an offer today $375,000 negotiable

reduced for sAle

Enjoy the convenience of this modern, low maintenance 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Unit. Split system air-conditioning, tiled throughout, main bedroom with ensuite, all bedrooms with mirrored built in robes, situated in a quiet complex of 3.

A GREAT opportunity to purchase a pair of duplexes. The duplexes are set on 1,050 sqm approx of level land in a prime location close to park/oval, and only a short walk to schools. Immaculately presented throughout, this property presents a wonderful lifestyle opportunity with great rental income. Each duplex offers: • Three bedrooms (all with built-ins) • Two bathrooms • Gourmet kitchen with dishwasher • Combined living / dining • Split system Air conditioners • Large patio/entertaining area • Fully fenced with colorbond fencing • Garden shed • Reticulation • Each with double parking.

Available as a vacant possession $410,000

Available for rent - 3 and 4 bedroom houses Glenn 0419 714 929 Sandy 0488 185 611 Office (07) 4069 7520

Phone Geoff Bryant – 0408 772 592

WEIPA REAL ESTATE $285,000 neg. $1,295,000 neg.



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Ideal for the investor seeking a low-maintenance portfolio addition, this block of three lowset stand alone units is offered for sale all on one title. These well-presented three bedroom units offer a steady income stream with potential for future strata subdivision. These units offer good sized bedrooms, lounge/dining area, neat kitchen, bathrooms with separate toilet, internal laundry, fully fenced rear yard and no rear neighbours. This property meets all investment requirements.

$285,000 neg. $315,000



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VACANT POSSESSION. Well presented two storey unit. New floor coverings, freshly painted interior, A/C & ceiling fans. Private backyard with timber fencing, garden & lock up storage room. This is a great investment property drawing in rent of $500 per week.

$650,000 neg.




New home in Golf Links Estate. A/C. Granite bench tops, pantry & dishwasher space. Family room, lounge room & dining area. Patio, landscaped, fully fenced & in ground pool. Double lock up garage, with laundry & storage area. Long term lease to corporation

$495,000 neg.

4 2 2 Large lounge, dining and extended living area. A/C and ceiling fans throughout. BIW. situated on a 999m2 corner block, with shed and fenced yard.

$452,000 neg.




VACANT POSSESSION. Situated on 1198m , with plenty of room. BIW, kitchen, combined lounge/dining area, A/C, new paint throughout, private outdoor area surrounded by gardens and a large fenced backyard. 2

$420,000 neg.




Three Bedroom two Bathroom unit complete with modern fixtures. Split system air conditioning throughout, built in wardrobes, ceiling fans, open plan living areas, undercover entertainment area and tiled flooring. Situated in a quiet complex of 3 with low body corporate fees.

$465,000 neg.




This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Highset home is on a massive 1272m2 block. Low maintenance gardens, double gate access to backyard, large area downstairs, 2 Bay undercover parking. Rented until February 2013.

$580,000 neg.




Modern home. Kitchen, spacious lounge & separate dining area. A/C. BIW. 1100m2 with double carport & fenced yard. Leased to Corporation until January 2015 at $810 per week.

$420,000 neg.



VACANT POSSESSION. Ultra modern spacious standalone unit. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, BIW, A/C, internal laundry, undercover tiled patio areas, double carport, lockable storage and fully fenced yard. MUST SEE!




$640,000 neg.





VACANT POSSESSION. This home is one of a kind! Solid mahogany timber kitchen, iron wood stair case, indulgent master bedroom with sea views. Split system A/C throughout, 9 m x 5 m outdoor under cover BBQ area, established gardens with watering system and 6 m x 9 m shed. This property is a must see!!




Modern low maintenance home in Nanum. Tiled flooring throughout, spacious lounge/dining & kitchen. A/C. BIW. Fully fenced with side access. Undercover patio area at rear & double carport. VACANT POSSESSION

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – MELISA P: 07 4069 9921 F: 07 4069 9721 Page 18 Western Cape Bulletin January 23, 2013


Vacant possession two bedroom modern unit situated walking distance to McNamara Shopping Centre. Lounge/dining area, split system a/c throughout, ceiling fans, BIW, neat kitchen, bathroom, internal laundry, large timber deck, patio and single carport. Great home for first home buyers!!

SALES – GEOFF BRYANT – 0408 772 592 Email:






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6:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Weekend Breakfast 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Linlithgow 12:00 Best Of Landline 1:00 Travel Oz 1:30 World Cafe Asia: Jakarta 2:00 The Ocean’s Supermum 3:00 Philip Treacy In Conversation With Virginia Trioli 3:30 Footbalol: WLeague: Grand Final 6:00 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home 8:30 Upstairs Downstairs: All The Things You Are 9:30 Rev. 10:05 All In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry: Upper Class Taste 10:50 The Art Of Spiegelman 11:40 Movie: “Paris Blues” (M) - When two Paris nightclub jazz players meet two vacationing American beauties, their passion for music is suddenly challenged by their desire for love. 1:15 Movie: “Gunga Din” (G) 3:15 Rage 4:00 The New Inventors 4:25 Can We Help: Shorts 4:30 Art Nation 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Surfsport 10:30 Discover Down Under Summer Series 11:00 Equitana Australia 2012 12:30 2013 Santos Tour Down Under 3:30 Alive & Cooking 4:00 Getaway 4:30 Manly Surf 5:00 National News 5:30 Customs 6:00 National News 6:30 Frozen Planet: Winter 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist: Bloodhounds - When Patrick Jane and the CBI must work with a criminal profiler, Dr. Montague, to solve a double murder, it becomes a competition for Jane to prove that his methods are superior. 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Seeing Red - Elisabeth Shue joins the cast as Russell’s former colleague, who helps him investigate the death of a man’s ex-girlfriend. 10:30 Two And A Half Men 11:00 2013 Santos Tour Down Under - Highlights 12:00 Nikita 1:00 Spyforce 2:05 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 2:35 Danoz Direct 3:30 4WD TV 4:00 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Stitch 6:30 Handy Manny 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Parenthood 11:00 Parenthood 12:00 Parenthood 1:00 Parenthood 2:00 That ‘70s Show 2:30 2013 Australian Open 4:30 TBA 5:30 2013 Australian Open 6:00 Seven News 6:30 2013 Australian Open 9:30 Criminal Minds: The Eyes Have It - The BAU team tracks a serial killer who keeps the eyes of his victims as souvenirs. 10:30 Revenge: The First Chapter - Relive the drama, excitement and suspense as Emily Thorne returns to the Hamptons to seek revenge on those responsible for tearing her family apart. 11:30 Parking Wars 12:00 Special: Canada Wild - The superb wildlife and wilderness of outback Canada is depicted in all its glory in this Greg Grainger special. 1:00 House Calls To The Rescue 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 Weatherwatch and Music 5:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Wheel2Wheel: China 3:00 Wheel2Wheel: Vietnam 3:30 Lyndey and Blair’s Taste of Greece: Navplio 4:00 Anthony Bourdain: Ne Reservations 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: History Cold Case: Stirling Man 8:30 Seeing Stars 9:30 Art and Copy - A fascinating look at the real ‘Mad Men’ - and women - behind some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of the past half-century. 11:10 Movie: “Days Of Glory” (M l,v) In French In World War Two, four North African men are recruited to fight for their colonial motherland, France. During the campaign in Italy, France and Alsace, they come to realise that French soldiers are promoted and have better food and leave entitlements, while Arab soldiers are shamefully discriminated against. 1:20 Movie: “2 Become 1” (M a) In Cantonese. Produced by veteran filmmaker Johnnie To, this Hong Kong Sex and the City follows the life of Bingo, a sassy, single thirty-something whose life takes an unexpected turn when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings Summer Series 10:30 The New Adven6:00 Sunrise 9:00 Seven Morning News 9:30 2013 Australian Open tures Of Old Christine 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen 6:00 Seven News Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 6:30 Today Tonight National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 7:00 Home And Away - Colleen and Celia’s hullabaloo provokes Alf Hot Seat to send them packing - only to discover Celia has nowhere to 6:00 National News go. April squashes Dex’s fears that never-again will he lead a 6:30 A Current Affair normal life - with family and friends everything will be alright. 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Gothowitz Deviation Meanwhile, Casey rejects Tamara’s advances. 7:30 Getaway Summer 7:30 2013 Australian Open 8:30 Person Of Interest: Bad Code 11:30 That ‘70s Show: Laurie Moves Out - Laurie moves out and 9:30 CSI: NY: Slainte -Fear strikes a small New York City comRed worries that his little girl is leaving home too early. munity when a dismembered body is systematically left out on Jackie’s suspicious when Laurie returns a t-shirt to Kelso and four street corners. tells him she found it in her room. Hyde tells Kelso his only 10:30 TBA hope is to act totally innocent with Jackie and deny everything 11:00 2013 Santos Tour Down Under - Highlights 12:00 Auction Squad - Monica works seven days a week to save 12:00 20/20 stray dogs from the pound and now must sell her home to 1:00 Extra continue her mission. 1:30 Danoz Direct 1:00 Home Shopping 3:00 4WD TV 4:00 NBC Today 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today 5:30 Seven Early News

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 Best Of Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Restoration Home 1:30 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Waterloo Road 2:50 Minuscule 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 TBA 6:00 Country House Rescue: Carnfield Hall 6:50 Minuscule: Zzzeplin 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Common Knowledge 8:30 Kevin’s Grand Design 9:30 The Real King’s Speech 10:20 Lateline 11:00 Foyle’s War: The Russian House - DCS Foyle stumbles upon an international cover up, which, if exposed could bring down the British government, and reveal the War Office’s darkest secret yet. 12:35 Movie: “Same Time Next Year” (M v) - A Based on the longrunning Broadway play about the 26-year relationship of an adulterous couple who meet only once a year. 2:30 In The End 3:00 Rage 4:00 Movie: “The General” (G) 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 Twenty/20 - Australia vs Sri Lanka 9:30 The Middle: Spring Cleaning - Spring cleaning stirs up a hornet’s nest at the Heck house, and Brick starts a neighborhood information stand, handling inquiries for a dollar each. 10:00 Customs 10:30 CSI: Miami: Match Made In Hell - A millionaire is murdered and the investigation leads to an elite dating service. Ryan goes undercover and poses as a rich businessman to expose the truth behind the questionable matchmaking enterprise. 11:30 Nikita 12:30 The Avengers 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 4WD TV 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Parenthood 1:00 Parenthood 2:00 Parenthood 3:00 Parenthood 4:00 The Zoo 4:30 Seven News 5:30 TBA 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - The Braxton’s capture Jamie as a way of getting to Adam. Celia’s secret motives are closer to being revealed when she takes a phone call from a mystery caller. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:00 TBA 10:30 Movie: “The Heart Break Kid” (MA) - Unmarried and just turned 40, sporting goods store owner Eddie Cantrow is on the sidelines of the dating game when he attends the wedding of his former fiance. Feeling like the whole world has paired off except him, Eddie is primed for a romance. Now all he needs is the girl. 12:30 Room For Improvement 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 The Real Seachange 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “family Law” (PG) 2:45 Via Gori 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 Global Village 6:00 French Food Safari 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Blow Your Own Sail 8:30 Derren Brown: Fear And Faith 9:35 RocKwiz 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: Common Ground - Uncle Bob is a desert man and Hollie grew up in the concrete walls of Melbourne. They couldn’t be more different. However while reconnecting with the Australian landscape they find common ground. Best Foreign Short, California Film Awards 2011. (From Australia) PG; Bad Language - When Bill makes an unusual bet with the fractious regulars at his uncle’s suburban Kafenois (men’s club), Kosta sees an opportunity to make a fast buck off the kid. Winner, SBS TV Award at Flickerfest 2011. (From Australia, in English and Greek) M. 1:05 Cast Offs: Will 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 The People’s Supermarket 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Movie: “Miss Sadie Thompson” (G) 2:00 Waterloo Road 2:55 Minuscule 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 TBA 6:00 Wild Life At The Zoo 6:30 Good Morning Kalimantan 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Cummingtonite 8:30 Nigellissima 9:00 The Hour 10:00 Angry Boys 10:30 ABC News: Late Edition 10:40 Baker Boys: Inside The Surge 11:40 The Botany Of Desire 12:35 The Clinic 1:25 The Da Vinci Shroud - Thought to have held the image of Jesus Christ, tortured and crucified, the Shroud of Turin has baffled scientists for decades as to how it was made. This film examines the theory that it was created by Leonardo da Vinci. 2:15 Big Ideas Sampler 2:30 NTAFL: Tiwi Bombers Vs Palmerston 5:30 Eggheads


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Kevins Grand Design 1:30 Theatreland 2:00 Waterloo Road 2:55 Minuscule 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 TBA 6:00 Time Team: Bitterley 6:50 Minuscule: United We Stand 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Cheating 8:30 New Tricks 9:30 Next Stop Hollywood 10:00 Myf Warhurst’s Nice: And Arty 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Movie: “Harry’s Arctic Heroes” (M v) - Prince Harry and the team have arrived at the ice cap. They must now navigate treacherous landscape conditions whilst pulling their own 100 kilo sledges, to reach the geographic North Pole. 12:35 Movie: “Slaughter Trail” (PG) 2:00 Basketball: WNBL 4:00 Movie: “The Late Edwina Black” (PG) 5:15 Big Ideas Sampler 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings - Summer Series 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Gorilla Experiment 7:30 TBA 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Psychic Vortex 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Bozeman Reaction - When their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon turn to their friends to create a state-of-the-art security system, and Sheldon struggles to cope. 9:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Secret Ingredient 10:00 Two And A Half Men: The Straw In My Donut Hole 10:30 Survivor: Philippines 12:20 Survivor: Philippines 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 4WD TV 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 TBA 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Minute To Win It 4:00 The Zoo 4:30 Seven News 5:30 TBA 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Adam and Jamie are arrested following Adam’s confession. Jett’s crush on Indi develops when she comes over to babysit, but Romeo crashes the party. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 10:45 TBA 11:45 That ‘70s Show: “Bye-Bye Basement - Hyde moves back in with the Forman’s when his dad leaves again. Eric is horrified when Kitty announces her plan to redecorate the basement and proceeds to hire contractors, but even more horrified when Donna takes her side. 12:15 Room For Improvement 1:00 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: “Vento Di Terra” (PG) 2:25 The Mayor, The Artist, The Farmer and His Wife 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines 6:00 French Food Safari 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Catherine Freeman 8:35 Extreme ER: Johannesburg 9:30 Coppers: When They Get to Seven Pints 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Lovesickness” (M) In Spanish. A three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle. 12:35 Mad Men: The Grown Ups - Peggy’s taste in men proves questionable; Pete has to make a big decision about his career; Henry makes his move on Betty; and the staff is rocked by a major tragedy. 1:50 Anna Pihl - Rookie cop Anna Pihl did her training in the provinces so she is unfamiliar with Copenhagen, its many districts, or the various segments of the population. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight




6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Waterloo Road 2:55 Minuscule 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 TBA 6:00 Grand Designs: Doncaster 6:50 Minuscule 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Cat’s Eyes 8:30 ABBA: Bang A Boomerang - The inside story of Australia’s colossal 70s crush on the Swedish supergroup ABBA and their music, and how this unequalled and enduring fan-worship changed them and us forever. 9:35 Would I Lie To You? 10:05 Life’s Too Short 10:30 Lateline 11:30 Identity 12:20 Durham County 1:05 Stress Buster: Police 1:40 Football: W-League - Grand Final 4:10 Movie: “The Big Steal” (PG) 5:15 Big Ideas Sampler 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Enstein Approximation - Suffering from a case of “physicist’s block,” Sheldon’s search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny. 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Large Hadron Collision - It’s Valentine’s Day, and Leonard can only bring one guest on a trip to see CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator) in Switzerland. Will it be Sheldon or Penny? 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Excelsior Acquisition 8:30 TBA 11:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Teenage Ski Trip 12:00 Take The Money And Run 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 4WD TV 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Mystery Woman: At First Sight” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Minute To Win It 4:00 The Zoo 4:30 Seven News 5:30 TBA 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Romeo foils Jett’s plans to cause friction between him and Indi. Sasha completes her Science assignment with new friend Rosie. Alf and Irene are suspicious of Celia when sums of money are stolen and then returned. When Casey starts work in the kitchen at the prison, Courtney demands Casey sneak certain ‘packages’ to inmates via the food delivery. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 11:45 That ‘70s Show: The Relapse - Part 1- When Midge leaves home for good, Red and Kitty try to help Bob through his denial. At Kitty’s request, Eric takes a casserole next door and ends up in bed with Donna. 12:15 Room For Improvement 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 The Real Seachange 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Planet Egypt: Temples Of Power 1:55 Oz and Hugh Raise the Bar 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines 6:00 French Food Safari 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Secrets of Our Living Planet: Waterworlds 8:30 Tropic Of Capricorn: Namibia To Botswana 9:35 Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life: Life After Death 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “On The Path” (M l,s) In Bosnian. Director Jasmila Zbanic explores the complex influences of Islam in contemporary Bosnia-Herzegovina. Luna and Amar are deeply in love, yet rifts in their relationship appear when Amar lands a teaching job at a fundamentalist Islamic camp and is attracted to its extremist dogma 12:55 Movie: “Jasmine Women” (MA a) In Mandarin. Master cinematographer Yong Hou turns director to capture intimate performances from Zhang Ziyi and Joan Chen as they tell the story of three generations of women throughout the 1930s, 1950s and 1980s 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

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AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

It’ll be easier to fit in with other people’s ideas if you are able to “put yourself in their shoes” for a while. Go with the flow! Romance. Your partner may find your excess energy a little overwhelming at times. Do your best to relax. If you can’t, it may be advantageous to spend time apart for the time being.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

An approach which has not been successful in the past is unlikely to work now. A completely fresh angle on the problem will help you to get what you want. Romance. Your confidence could do with a boost at the moment. It will come, but not in the way you expect. Regardless, embrace this selfassurance.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)


You could find yourself criticised rather badly at work this week. Try not to fly off the handle until you have had a chance to talk to other people. Romance. A favourable aspect between your Ruling Planet and Mars will give your love-life an extra boost of energy. Invest yourself in your relationships and you’ll benefit.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

While it is important for you to take your career seriously, you might be putting too much energy into the wrong areas. Devise a new plan of action. Romance. This will be a fairly quiet week for romance. You have a meeting in a few days to look forward to, however. Prepare yourself properly!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Your parents may seem to be taking a slightly closer interest in your life than you might like. They mean well, however, and you should not be too hard on them. Romance. The Venus/Moon Midpoint presently in your sign will help you to get your love-life back on track. Learn from previous mistakes to avoid future issues.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


A meeting with a new friend will be even warmer than you expected. You will be surprised how well you can understand each other’s feelings. Romance. Contact with someone from overseas will give you a new perspective. This person will change your general stance in the way you interact with others.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

You may be in a rather impractical mood at the moment. Don’t spend too much time thinking about what to do - just do it! Romance. Try not to lose your temper because of an incident that has frustrated you. Escalating the situation will not help anything. Talk it through instead and things will improve.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

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An argument with a friend could be difficult to get out of. Try to avoid touching on any areas that you know could cause problems. Romance. Some changes to your domestic routine may be harder to get used to than you expect. Don’t try too hard to look for problems and you’ll adapt more quickly.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

A change in your circumstances might be difficult to deal with at first. You may have to leave some old ideas behind. Romance. This will be a good time for relaxing with your partner. A romantic get-together will go well. Plan it together to ensure that each of you get what it is you need most this week.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

You may be surprised at how hard your boss is with you this week. It is uncalled for; especially after all the extra effort that you have been putting in. Romance. A flattering remark from an admirer may be less of an encouragement than they expect. Try not to be too hard on this person.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)


Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

– Jane Howard

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Trouble may arise this week when your idea about what is “right” may be rather different from someone else’s. In the end, you may have to “agree to differ” over this. Romance. You will soon know if a meeting has gone well. Don’t be blind to any obvious signs. Make the next step if it is necessary.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

An old friend who appears from out of the blue may have a surprise in store. Don’t try to guess what it is! Romance. Don’t let your partner nag you too much. A firm stance may be more effective than just giving in. Submitting to their desires now will unfortunately mean you may have to do so in the future.




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RuggeD living leads to rowdy sports, or so it would seem given those who embrace the sport of dunny racing. Found through much of the US (where it is known as outhouse racing), this is a sport of hometown fun and foolishness. We Australians practice it too, though here it is known as dunny racing. By either name, it’s a sport you can get a mental picture of quickly. Or possibly not. Here’s how it works in one Australian town: Every second year in September, the town of Winton in the outback of Queensland hosts the Dunny Derby. Twenty “dunny jockeys” sit astride dunnies on wheels pulled by a team of four to race to the finish line of a 200-metre track. But there are obstacles – the teams have to stop and pick up a toilet roll, a toilet brush and they also have to empty the ‘bucket’ before sprinting to the finish line. There’s a competition for the fastest dunny, the best presented team, as well as the fastest of the losers, which is known as the Constipation Stakes. All the jockeys are weighed-in before and after each race and a professional race caller is present to call the race. After the Derby has finished, everyone joins together to sing and dance to their favorite country music.

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TickeTs to sit in the XXXX Queenslander box at a North Queensland home game and cowboys 2013 merchandise packs will among the prizes to be won when Townsville RsL stadium hosts the North Queensland cowboys’ annual community Day on saturday, February 2. Open to the public, the Community Day will offer two hours of free entertainment plus the first chance to pick up a copy of the Cowboys’ official 2013 team poster. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to say hello to the newest Cowboys – Clint Greenshields, Rory Kostjasyn, Scott Moore and Curtis Rona – as well as meet many of the players who took the club to the NRL finals in 2012, including co-captain Matthew Scott, NRL All Stars selection James Tamou and Cowboys membership ambassador Tariq Sims.

Along with the Cowboys coaching staff headed by Neil Henry, they will introduce to the fans on stage and then be available to sign autographs throughout the two hours. Unfortunately six members of the 2013 North Queensland squad, including co-captain Johnathan Thurston and games record holder Matthew Bowen, who have been invited to attend the inaugural Indigenous Players Camp on the Sunshine Coast will not be able to be at the Community Day this year. However, they will be available to meet the fans at a special open training session at Townsville Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, March 13 in the lead-up to the Cowboys’ first home game against the reigning premiers Melbourne Storm on Saturday, March 16. As part of Community Day, the XXXX Push-Up Boys will run a special pass-

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the-ball competition for over-18s with the winner to receive two XXXX Queenslander tickets to the game of their choice during the 2013 NRL season which is now less than two months away. For the kids, there’ll be a mechanical bull-riding competition offering Cowboys merchandise packs to the boy and girl who complete the longest ride. Also on the program are rugby league skills coaching clinics with our development team, activities for kids, performances by the Spirit cheersquad and IRAR band, while 2013 memberships and merchandise will be on sale. “The Community Day is always a great day for everyone,” co-captain Matthew Scott said. “The players really enjoy the opportunity to meet the supporters who help make our club what it is.” The Community Day will start at 10.30am.


A daring dash in the 2011 Dunny Derby. Photo courtesy ABC.


Send your fishing photos to: AS I write this week’s report the rain is coming down, and after talking to some of the locals they feel the “wet” has arrived. The rain should get the Prawns on the move and the Grunter should follow with Evans Landing a good starting point. While it’s raining it is a good time to do some maintenance reels in particular, but look at your lures, change those rusty hooks and check your lines for signs of UV breakdown. Also check your guides for loose bindings and make sure that guide inserts are not cracked. If you can tick all the boxes then when you go out next time you will know that your gear won’t let you down. On the fishing front there haven’t been too many reports this week, however two boats ventured out to the 40 mile reefs. In one boat there was Shane Smith, Ben Shemlowski and Krysten Roberts. Wayne Paxton and his group of friends were in the other boat and the boys said it

was pretty rough while travelling out there but it settled down a bit once anchored. The boys ended up with a great haul of large and small mouth Nannygai, Reef Jacks and Sweetlip and their catch justified the distance they had to go. The only other reports I have received was from Dwayne Singleton who raised three Sailfish but didn’t get any hook-ups. These fish were only near the Three Mile, where he said the water quality was brilliant. James Walker was down the coast sight-fishing for Golden Trevally when he spotted a nice triple tail and ending up hooking and landing a 75cm fish that fought like a demon on the 10lb line he was using. The rivers have been quiet as well but there are still some small Queenfish patrolling around the Mission River bridge. The Prawns are still quiet but there was a small Grunter caught here during the week before the rain set in.

Evans Landing is also holding small Queenies during the day but there is a bigger class of fish at night taking live baits. Trevally have been patrolling the drop-offs at the mouth of the Waldron. It can’t be much longer before the Grunter show up, and again, Evans Landing and Gongbung Beach should also start producing the Grunter as well, and there is the odd Trevally and Queenfish at present. Tackle World has some great specials at the moment with some fantastic prices on boat covers, up to 20 per cent off the new Eloda prawns and 30 per cent off Tonic sunglasses. I know there are still people out there fishing so send me photos and stories about what is happening out there to my e-mail address at the top of the column. Until next week smooth seas, light breezes and tight lines. – Cheers, China Crawler Excavators

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TOO MUCH RAIN Weipa weather

Weipa tide chart Wed 23 Time


Thu 24

Fri 25 Time


Sat 26




1347 2.87



1511 2.93 1552

2213 1.32



2341 1.16


Sun 27 Time


Mon 28 Time


Tue 29 Time


Wed 30 Time




RAIN mm Airport

Weipa Nanum

2.95 0019 1.12

0055 1.10 0128

1.11 0158


Tues, Jan 15 32.8° 25.5°




0711 2.37

0728 2.40 0744

2.44 0803


Wed, Jan 16 34.4° 25.7°




0900 2.35

1011 2.33 1144

2.30 1309


Thur, Jan 17 29.1° 23.7° 13.2

Weipa 5-day weather forecast THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Showers 14 - 16 knots, NE - NW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.



1630 2.95 1706 2.95 1741 2.93 1819 2.89 MOON PHASES: • Full Moon - Jan 27 • Last Quarter - Feb 3 • New Moon - Feb 10 • First Quarter - Feb 18

Windy with Showers 15 - 17 knots, N - NW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.


Windy with Showers 13 - 17 knots, N - NW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.



Windy with Showers 13 - 17 knots, N - NW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.



Heavy Showers 14 - 15 knots, N - NW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 24°C.


9.8 30.5

Fri, Jan 18

27.0° 24.4° 23.0 24.6 28.0

Sat, Jan 19

28.6° 24.2° 37.6 41.8 69.0

Sun, Jan 20 29.2° 23.1° 75.2 114.8 75.0 Mon, Jan 21 30.0° 24.3° 16.6 30.2 19.0 While the Western Cape Bulletin takes every care to ensure the information contained in the Tide and Weather information is correct, the Western Cape Bulletin accepts no responsibility for it’s accuracy. Information is provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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THE Weipa Crocs will play Doggers, Mossman and Pentland when they travel to Charters Towers for this weekend’s Goldfield Ashes cricket carnival at Charters Towers. A total of 224 teams will compete at the 65th Ashes and the Crocs will line up in the B-1 division. Organisers are hopeful of some light rain in the lead up to the first games on Saturday with 75 wickets at parks, schools and on private properties being used. For the first time there will be a prize for the best drinks cart with a bar tab of $250 being the much sought after prize. Keen judges consider the Crocs are a real possibility of winning this coveted prize. The Ashes started in 1948 with just six teams in one grade and has grown in size over the decades to become the biggest such carnival in the southern hemisphere and maybe even the world. On paper the Weipa Crocs appear to have a good draw which will give them every chance of success, or at least a finish near the top of the B-1 ladder. Last year the Crocs finished 11th of 26 teams having scored 649 runs, claiming 17 wickets and finishing on 15.89 points. Not much is known about their first up opponents Dog-

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Weipa Crocs players celebrate after a win at the 2012 Ashes.

gers except that it consists of Townsville players, so the clash at field 27 at the Aerodrome Reserve should be interesting. Game two against Mossman will be at Mount Carmel College whilst their final match on Monday’s public holiday is scheduled for All Souls College. Mossman and Pentland finished below the Crocs on the ladder last year and this should have players and supporters confident of good showings. Mossman is a team with

mainly players from the town 60km north of Cairns and have been long time competitors at the Ashes. At the 2012 carnival Mossman ended up 13th scoring 498 runs, taking 28 wickets for 13.40 points. Pentland is a town about 110km west of Charters Towers on the way to Hughenden and will possess many swashbuckling batsmen. There will be a change made to the “A” grade competition from previous Ashes.

Only one competition will exist rather than having an “A1” and “A2” competition. On Sunday at the York Street Complex, the headquarters for the carnival, a Queensland Masters Bulls XI will meet a Charters Towers Invitational XI under the Twenty20 format. There will be 26 teams in A grade, 24 in B-1, 118 in B-2, 48 in social and eight in the Ladies’. The Western Cape Bulletin will once again be at the Ashes to capture all of the action.

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