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GOODLINE’S bearded leader, John Kennedy, has agreed to go under the razor and participate in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave... and he’s not alone. John’s trademark beard has graced his chin for around 25 years, pre-dating most of his children (and Goodline) however he is willing and ready to brave the shave and change his life in order to change the lives of many. Following John’s example Shane Day, Evie Addison and Stretch Noonan have

thrown their hair (or beards) into the ring in an effort to help John meet his fundraising target of $100,000. Although John will be saying goodbye to “the great white” in Perth, a World’s Greatest Shave event has been organised at the Weipa Bowls Club for Saturday, March 16 for John’s three local supporters to lose their locks. G o o d l i n e Tr a i n i n g Administrator Evie will celebrate her 39th birthday on March 16 and is aiming to help John’s moneymeter hit $39,000 to celebrate the occasion.  continued page 2

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“I’m going to have my hair plaited in lots of braids and people will be able to purchase a plait and snip it off,” Evie said. “Hopefully, by the end of the night all the plaits will be gone and we’ll have a bucket-load of cash to throw at the cause.” Once the plaits are gone, Evie’s head will be shaved bald. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time so I figured, why not now?” Hearing of John and Evie’s commitment to the World’s Greatest Shave fellow Goodline employee, Shane Day decided his timehonoured beard should also be sacrificed for the cause, but only if he could talk Western Cape Bulletin manager and Weipa Town Authority deputy mayor Stretch Noonan into joining him. “I approached Stretch about the shave and he agreed to it,” Shane said. “My grand-children are coming to Weipa for

Easter and they are going to get such a shock when they see me without my beard!” Stretch shaved his beard off about six years ago for a fundraiser and is not daunted by the prospect of a hairless chin. “It’s only hair and I know it will grow back – but it probably won’t come back with quite so much colour in it this time around!” Speaking of colour, Cape York Pharmacy’s Scott McCahon has donated a box of coloured hairsprays for the shave night for those who aren’t quite brave enough to shave, but are willing to make a donation to John’s moneymeter and sport a wild new hair colour. The event kicks off at 4pm on Saturday, March 16 with DJ Billy K (Billy Kennedy) providing the dance beats from 7pm, and Goodline’s Vanessa Barton will be making World’s Greatest Shave cupcakes to sell for a donation at the event.

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Anyone unable to attend the World’s Greatest Shave event at the Weipa Bowls Club on Saturday, March 16 but wishes to donate to John’s cause can go to http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/johnkennedy and sponsor him online or pop into Goodline at Evans Landing to make a contribution to his moneymeter. You can also donate to the Weipa Warriors (Evie, Shane and Stretch) at http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/WEIPAWARRIORS where funds raised will be added to John’s total.

Weipa Warriors: Shane, Evie and Stretch are ready to sacrifice their hair (or beards) for John Kennedy’s World’s Greatest Shave fundraising efforts.

this? I know folks down south who spend a fortune to have a couple of weeks up here, and I get it all for free. The river is just there, five minutes away. Mind you, everywhere in town is five minutes away, but that is part of the charm. Sure they have nice places in the big city, but it is usually a major expedition to reach them, and once you get there, you have to share them with hundreds of other people. If you want to fish, you probably have to queue for a place. Here the fish queue to get on your hook, on the good days at least. I love the feeling that the bush is only ten minutes out of town. In a place like Sydney you can drive half a day and you are still in the suburbs. I can’t ever see myself living down there. I don’t even like to visit. It’s all too big and too crowded. Living like that is

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TWO properties, owned by the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport, have been allowed to fall into a derelict state, despite the demand for housing in the Weipa area being far from met. The properties, located in Colong Court, Rocky Point, have been sitting vacant and deteriorating for up to six years. Doors are wide open, windows are missing, debris is scattered throughout the properties, and the gardens threaten to engulf the houses. Weipa Town Authority chairman Peter McCulkin, accompanied by WTA chair of engineering and works Stretch Noonan, and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch inspected the properties last week and were appalled at what they found. “I raised the issue of these two properties in May, 2012, which are amongst a number of Queensland Government properties vacant in Weipa, but so far nothing has been done about this disgrace,” Mr McCulkin said. A third-party source contacted the Queensland Department of Transport regarding the Colong Court properties 12 months ago and was assured something would be done about it “sooner, rather than later” and yet the deteriorating houses remain in limbo. “Over the Christmas period Queensland Transport Department employees attended the township carrying out their duties. “However, instead of using the aforementioned properties, we can only assume they were lodged at paid accommodation because their housing in Rocky Point, Weipa, is a disgrace,” the source said. “The costs related to the paid accommodation component of this stay were no doubt met by the tax payers, as are the cost of deteriorating buildings. “Not to forget the forgone rent these properties could be producing.” Thursday Island

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about finding housing for their families.” Following last week’s inspection Peter McCulkin reported correspondence from the WTA was generated the same morning to the appropriate department and a ‘Public Health Notice’ under the Public Health Act 2005 was issued. “These properties pose serious health and safety risks and cannot be left in this state of disrepair any longer,” Mr McCulkin said. David Kempton, the Member for Cook, says he is aware of several houses in Weipa, that belong to various government departments, have been unoccupied for some time.

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Mr Kempton says he has been in discussions with the Minster for Housing, Tim Mander, RTA, Weipa Town Authority and other interested parties in relation to the housing crisis in Weipa. “The Department of Housing and Public Works’ housing audit found an alarming amount of employee housing was in serious disrepair. “In the past, various departments had been responsible for maintaining their own dwellings. “In future, all government employee housing will be maintained by the Department of Housing and Public Works.”

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Footy tipping returns in 2013 THE siren is about to sound and The Western Cape Bulletin is proud to announce the commencement of our free NRL and AFL footy tipping competitions. There a couple of changes to this years competitions, the most important one being to the scoring.

In both competitions this year it is very important to remember to put your tips on. Previously, if a tipster did not enter their tips they were given the away games in each code. This year, however, if tipsters fail to enter their tips they will record a zero score. If you miss the ���rst game or two of any round it is still worth putting the rest of your tips on to gain points for the remaining games of the round. The other major change is

that we will be awarding prizes to the top four tipsters in both the AFL and NRL free tipping competitions, thanks to generous sponsorship from QantasLink, Mercure Cairns Harbourside, Novotel Palm Cove Resort, Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments, Weipa Bakery, Weipa Gourmet Meats, Carlton & United Breweries, Albatross Bay Resort and the Weipa Bowls Club. Got to page 17 of this edition for full details of both free footy tipping competitions.

Public Notice Change to water outage schedule The water outage to Weipa town has now been rescheduled for Monday18 March (originally advertised as 11 March). This outage will commence at 11pm and last for five hours (11pm - 4am). During this timeframe, there will be no access to water. Please ensure that you prepare for this outage and fill up any drink bottles and/or water coolers you may need beforehand. We apologise for any inconvenience this outage may cause, and thank you for your cooperation during this time. This outage is dependent upon weather and may change. This joint initiative by Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa and the Weipa Town Authority is a part of the town’s water system delivery upgrade project. If you would like to receive SMS updates on these outages, please contact us on our freecall community feedback hotline 1800 707 633 or email RTAweipafeedback@riotinto.com

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Weipa to Cairns flight deregulation – be careful what you wish for WHILE everyone invites competition on our air route to and from Cairns there are a couple of potential issues that I would like people to consider before submitting a submission to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads or signing any petition. The route is currently regulated by the State Government and they impose in their contract that there must be a certain number of flights per week, and the carrier must fly every day. If the route was deregulated carriers are not bound to fly every day, if at all. There is every chance that they may not fly on a Tuesday or Thursday, for example, as these days are generally the quietest days and therefore not profitable. Monday, Friday and Sunday are the best days for passenger numbers. Remember, that once the route is deregulated the airlines will run flights to make sure that their business is profitable. Would you run a flight that historically had single digit passenger numbers? This would make it very hard to see specialists in Cairns or make a meeting etc. Just because we have two airlines flying into Weipa does not mean that we would have more passengers mysteriously appearing to take up these extra seats. Cost per flight hmm…now that leaves a lot to be wondering about. Remember, another carrier can make all the promises in the world, but at the end of the day it is still a business that must make a profit and show returns to their shareholders. Stretch Noonan Deputy Chair Weipa Town Authority

State Government should own up to health budget cuts I would like to respond to recent comments made about the Queensland

Government’s savage cuts to health jobs and services. Cape York Hospital and Health Service cited ‘a sudden cut in funds from the Commonwealth Government’ as a reason for this. Having slashed $3 billion from their health budget, it is incredulous that the Queensland Government is continuing to spread misinformation about their cuts. Their own budget papers state this, yet they continue to blame everyone but themselves. In the North, we’ve been hit particularly hard. More than 230 jobs will be axed from the Cairns region, around 35 in the Torres Strait region and more than 200 in the Townsville region. Our thoughts are with the workers and their families who have been impacted by these cuts. It is a difficult time for them. It is time for the Queensland LNP Government to focus on delivering better health services to Queensland families. It’s time they start treating our health workers with respect and stop the offensive debates about the value of frontline versus non-frontline health workers. They all play a critical part in delivering health services to our community. Sacking thousands of health workers across Queensland and cutting funding for services such as breast screening is going to have a serious impact on the health of our community. These decisions are dangerous and short sighted. Premier Newman must stop treating regional Queenslanders in this way. While the Federal Government is delivering record investments in health, the Newman Government is undermining this progress. We deserve first class health facilities and we deserve to be treated here in our region when we’re sick and not have to go to Brisbane or another centre. We deserve properly staffed and properly funded local hospitals. Jan McLucas Senator for Queensland

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Familiar face in a new role Change to water outage schedule The water outage to Weipa town has been rescheduled for Monday, March 18 (originally advertised for March 11). Please note, the works start date is dependent upon weather and there will be a further update to confirm commencement in the next edition of The Western Cape Bulletin. This water outage is required for a new pipe to be installed along Central Avenue, where upgrade works to town water are currently being carried out. To minimise the impact to the

community, the outage will take place during the early hours of Tuesday morning (Monday 11pm to Tuesday 4am). Please ensure that you prepare for this outage and fill up any drink bottles and/or water coolers you may need beforehand. If you would like to receive SMS updates on these outages, please contact the freecall community feedback hotline 1800 707 633 or email RTAweipafeedback@riotinto.com

Western Cape College’s newly-appointed Chaplain, James Hughes.

good and to support kids during the bad. “It is not about propagating religious dogma. It’s about building resilience and treating all students with respect and dignity, and working with other caring professionals to build a strong network of support for students.” James has already started his chaplaincy work and is very grateful for the honour of serving the community in this capacity and hopes to develop a great support base for all areas of chaplaincy. “The way young people approach life and their culture, how they feel about themselves, how they deal with issues, and what they feel is right and wrong. “All these I believe come under the idea of ‘Spirit’,” James said. “It’s not the role of the Chaplain to push any one religion or denomination but to help students to think about Spirit.” Check out Scripture Union Queensland website to find out more about how you can get involved http:// www.suqld.org.au/home/. Alternatively, contact SU QLD (31126 400) or contact James at the school (4090 6444) Wednesday to Friday.

From the Chairman Peter McCulkin, Weipa Town Authority Chairman

There will only be just a few days after this edition of The Western Cape Bulletin hits the streets for the community to provide feedback to the Weipa Town Authority (WTA) on the Weipa to Cairns air service. The Minister for Transport, as reported last week, is seeking a submission into the review of this regulated route from the WTA by the March 13. If the response we have had to date is an indication of the general community feeling; you are all very happy with the frequency of flights, reliability of the current service, flight connections to southern destinations and the current

price of flights. If this is, or is not the case, the WTA invites you provide some input into our submission. This is an important issue for the town, as you are aware that the bureaucrats in Queensland Transport have locked us into another two year ‘deal’ as a regulated route with the current sole carrier. Thankfully the Minister responsible has seen some reason and instigated a review into the current and future needs of air travellers to and from Weipa which should have occurred this month anyway. The WTA has certainly been firm in its objections to the handling of this whole process,

handing a two-year extension to the current contract without any consultation whatsoever. After several similar instances by the ‘new’ state government the WTA is very hopeful that some recent discussions with the local Member for Cook David Kempton will have much better outcomes for the residents here in Weipa across a range of issues that were left unresolved by the outgoing Labour government. Having also met with the Federal Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch at the same time on similar issues; we will have to wait and see what he includes in the Coalition’s election “promises” that are going to benefit the residents of Weipa. If you believe the polls he may very well get that chance after the September election. We are looking forward to seeing what those promises might be.

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WesTern Cape College is excited to announce that a new staff member has commenced duties in 2013. James Hughes, a man well-known to the Western Cape area for a number of years has been engaged through Scripture Union Queensland to provide extra supplementary support to students, staff, and the greater Western Cape College community. In particular, the Chaplain will be providing support to Year 8 to 12 students at the Western Cape College, Weipa Campus and will work through the student support services department, along with guidance officers, school nurse, responsible behaviour officers, and other support staff at the College. A Scripture Union spokesperson said “Scripture Union is the largest employer of school chaplains in Australia. “What makes them tick is wanting to bring hope to a young generation. And they do that through our school chaplaincy services, camps, holiday programs and kids-at-risk programs. “They plan to stick around to find out if they can help you or your family in any way.” “Chaplaincy is about being there to celebrate the

Electors who are unable to attend pre-poll voting or a polling booth on polling day should contact the Returning Officer on 0439 531 608 to make arrangements for a postal vote. Please note that postal vote applications close 6pm Wednesday 6 March 2013. Voting is compulsory.

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NEWS

Rural Fire Service review received CommunITy safety minister Jack dempsey will give serious consideration to recommendations made in the malone Review into improving Queensland’s Rural Fire service. Mr Dempsey has received a copy of the review, conducted by Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers

Ted Malone, and will work through it in the coming weeks. “This review has investigated options to foster autonomy and efficiency at the district level while at the same time cut the red tape that has been tying up hardworking rural firefighters who just want to get on with the job. “I look forward to

considering the review’s recommendations. “I would also like to thank Ted and his team for the countless hours they have spent ensuring that every voice has been heard. “Since October last year, they have met more than 1,000 volunteer firefighters at meetings in 13 locations and received more than

240 submissions.” Mr Malone said he would like to thank the 3,500 volunteer rural firefighters in Queensland who attended meetings or gave their input. Any changes resulting from the review are expected to be implemented prior to the 2013-2014 bushfire season.

Small business green tape slashed THE Queensland state Government this week announced two initiatives to reduce green tape for Queensland small businesses. Twenty environmentally relevant activity (ERA) thresholds for activities that do not pose a high environmental risk, such as motor vehicle workshops, printing and abrasive blasting, were deleted following extensive consultation with industry. “Amendments to the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 will mean that, from March, more than 9,400 small business operators will no longer need to apply for a licence or pay an application fee,

and no longer need to submit an annual return,” Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said. Other small businesses, such as small tourism operators, bed and breakfasts’ and caravan parks would also benefit from reduced regulatory costs, as fees for small sewage treatment plant operators have been halved, a saving of more than $6 million in annual fees. “Although businesses conducting these activities will no longer need to obtain an environmental approval, they must still uphold environmental standards,” Mr Powell said.

Mr Powell said the environmental standards would be enforced under a new Regulatory Strategy which reflected a fundamental shift in the way environmental and heritage regulatory activities were undertaken. “It will make it quicker for companies to get environmental approvals and industry will be able to take greater responsibility for its environmental performance,” he said. Mr Powell said the initiatives would also enable departmental officers to spend more time inspecting licensed sites to make sure they are complying with their approvals.

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The old hospital reconstruction hasincluding been small groups of other nationalities completed with some 90 rooms now Rohingya from Burma. available for Serco and subcontractor staff.

Centre visits andHealth community provider International and Medical Services (IHMS) continue to effectively engagement In February, the Red Cross staged a continues to recruit people from the area humanitarian visit to Scherger which to meet its staffing needs, which has involved relevantlocals. risen tomeetings include 14with indigenous stakeholders including departmental offi cials,from Sercothe andminister’s clients. Visit

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Clients playedand against a Weipaadvisory cricket Immigration Citizenship’s team on the fi rst weekend of March, group, Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution is recording a win against (CISSR), the locals. scheduled for August 3–5. They willfor The event was a terrific opportunity also attend the next community both sides to meet and interact. Other reference group meetingas in the Weipa activities have continued normal Town Authority rooms on August 5. despite the often inclement weather, Page 6 Western Cape Bulletin March 6, 2013

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DIAC continues to consult closely with all Transfers from the centre have to also relevant stakeholders in Weipa ensure the best possible outcome for all parties. continued, including bridging visa grants The is very conscious and department the movement of some into community of the potential impact its staffing detention arrangements outside of Weipa. accommodation requirements may have Additional transfers the centre willin on tourist and other into accommodation continue toitoccur. Weipa and continues to take steps to address this issue.

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Weipa Bowls Club’s Jake said the SP brewery products were already popular with locals.

Island & Cape has officially secured the rights to distribute sP Brewery products, including PnG’s favourite beers, across Far north Queensland. The Cairns-based wholesale distributor celebrated the announcement with a special cocktail function at the Shangri-La Hotel in Cairns on Friday, February 22. Island & Cape will distribute popular products such as SP Lager, South Pacific Export Lager and Niugini Ice. Island & Cape Chief Executive Officer John Smith said the company was delighted to have secured the deal with PNG’s number one brewer. “There is a massive interest in SP Brewery products in Far North Queensland due to our close proximity and links to Papua New Guinea,” he said. “We have a large PNG population living in our region, and many people

in Far North Queensland have lived and worked in PNG over the years. “Those people have quenched their thirst many a time on SP Lager and other SP products, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this superb beer back to our region for everyone to enjoy.” SP Lager is already on sale at several FNQ outlets including the Weipa Bowls Club, Sea Swift’s Trinity Bay passenger cruise vessel, Bamaga Tavern and Bamaga Resort, with Island & Cape expected to announce more available products and outlets in the coming weeks: South Pacific Brewery (SPB) is Papua New Guinea’s pre-eminent brewery, producing its four internationally award-winning beers, and employing over 300 people at its state-of-the-art premises in Port Moresby and Lae, and sales offices around the country.


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Gary Mickler – COO Sodexo Remote Sites; Peter Ernst – senior project manager, Weipa Operations; Maricel Carandang – team member, Evans Landing, Weipa; Kerry Ann Simat – team member, Evans Landing, Weipa; Carl Anderson – project manager, Evans Landing, Weipa; Deory Carandang – team member, Rocky Point, Weipa at the awards ceremony.

On February 15 Sodexo’s Weipa Team received the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ Award. This award is given on an annual basis to the best performing Sodexo-operated site in Queensland and the Northern Territories. “Our team here in Weipa well deserved this recognition for taking safety as their number one

First community forum for 2013 On Wednesday, March 6, Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa will hold its first quarterly community forum for the year. Some of the topics on the agenda will be a summary of 2012’s site performance and ac-

priority, being serious about delivering consistent quality of work and for simply being a fantastic team to work with,” Peter Ernst, senior project manager Weipa operations, said. Sodexo is the world’s largest Quality of Life Services company, with 420,000 employees at 34,300 sites in 80 countries.

tivities such as production levels, environmental initiatives, current and upcoming infrastructure projects, community contributions and a South of Embley project update. As always, there will be an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback or ask questions about any other aspects of RTAW operations.

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Jungle Perch on the comeback trail ReSeARcheRS at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s (DAFF) Bribie Island Research centre have bred the first ever, captive Jungle Perch fingerlings. Research leader Dr Michael Hutchison said the 35mm fingerlings were reared from fertilised eggs through to a size suitable for stocking into rivers over a period of 60 days. “Previously no larvae have been reared beyond six days old and a few millimetres long,” Dr Hutchison said. Jungle Perch are an iconic angling fish reaching more than 3kg in weight. Their habitat includes coastal rivers and streams from Cape York to northern New South Wales. They spend most of their life in freshwater but migrate to salt water to spawn. “Over the years, Jungle Perch have become very scarce but now there is the potential to reintroduce this species to rivers in southeastern Queensland and in the Mackay-Whitsunday region,” Dr Hutchison said. “There are still significant challenges ahead to improve

The Western Cape Cultural Centre has now reopened Locals and visitors alike are encourgaed to come down to check out the Western Cape Cultural Centre. The centre will be open Tuesday - Friday, from 10am through to 2pm. Coffee, cold drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

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early larval survival and the production of sufficient quantities of fingerlings for viable restocking, but we have made tremendous progress to reach this point. “This breakthrough is very exciting news not only for the sustainability of the species, but for the broader community and recreational fishers.

“Restocking our rivers with Jungle Perch would provide a big boost to local recreational fishing.” The Jungle Perch project is co-funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. On completion, the production technology will be provided to private commercial hatcheries. Western Cape Bulletin March 6, 2013 Page 7


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IndIgenous artists from Far north Queensland are encouraged to enter the nation’s most prestigious Indigenous Art Award, the Telstra national Aboriginal & Torres strait Islander Art Award (nATsIAA). The award, which was established by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in 1984, recognises the important contribution made by Indigenous artists and promotes appreciation and understanding of the quality and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art throughout Australia, with support from principal sponsor Telstra. Telstra Country Wide area general manager for Far North Queensland, Amanda Albon said the award creates an exciting national platform on which emerging and established artists have the opportunity to showcase their culture and creative talents. “2013 marks the 22nd year Telstra has supported the NATSIAA and we are proud to have had the opportunity to meet and profile

so many talented artists over the years,” said Ms Albon. “Last year we saw almost 300 entries submitted from artists in urban and regional locations across a wide range of mediums, and we look forward to welcoming back established artists, meeting new emerging artists and marveling at the works and stories that will no doubt be uncovered through this year’s award,” continued Ms Albon. Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Mr Pierre Arpin said the Telstra NATSIAA is the only national art award open to all adult Indigenous artists and will comprise the following categories this year: • Telstra Award - $40,000 • Telstra New Media Award $4,000 • Telstra General Painting Award - $4,000 • Telstra Bark Painting Award $4,000 • Telstra Work on Paper Award - $4,000 • Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (also sponsored by Telstra) - $4,000. “We will be presenting an

online gallery of works again this year, which we’ve acquired through the 30 year history of the Award,” Mr Arpin said. “Everyone will be able to view this unique collection of works, including our 2013 winners, as well as more than 220 works from previous years.” The online collection of artworks can be viewed at http:// natsiaadigitisation.nt.gov.au/docs/ index.php. You can follow the 30th Telstra NATSIAA on Twitter at www. twitter.com/natsiaa and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ telstraartawards. The 30th Telstra NATSIAA is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. For an entry form contact the Exhibition Coordinator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory by phone 08 8999 8203, email natsiaa@ nt.gov.au, or visit www.nt.gov. au/natsiaa. Entries close on March 15, 2013 with winners to be announced on August 9, 2013.


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You don’t have to go to Bali either, there are many health retreats in Australia or elsewhere in the world. Holidays like this may even be easy on your wallet as most of them include full catering and you are staying away from shops and bars which are some of the reasons holidays can be expensive. Before you consider a retreat or detox holiday, think about what you want to achieve. Would you like to lose a few kilos, increase your fitness, give your liver a break, de-stress or simply have some “me” time? Then you can plan and choose what is best for you. There are retreats that will help you to shift excess baggage, well-being retreats which focus on healthy food, gentle movements and a lot of time for yourself, yoga retreats, meditation retreats, and of course detox retreats. The list is endless. But be warned, some may feel like a challenge, especially if you choose a detox retreat, as the toxins released from the body may make you feel lethargic and irritable. But usually by the end of a five to 10-day detox you will notice a distinct increase in energy which you have not experienced before. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you when I return... until then stay happy and healthy, and keep learning about what is good for your body and how you can improve your well-being. It is amazing what knowledge is at out fingertips. Use it for the most important instrument you will ever own - your body; and the most valuable thing you can think about – your health and the health of your loved ones. The Good Life column will take a break while I am away learning, travelling and relaxing however my articles should resume with more new and healthy topics to bring to you when I return. Thank you so much for your interest and support over the last year and I’ll see you when I get back.


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Market Update – The Big Picture THE so-called ‘great rotation’ dominated our market during february. Cash has been piling into equities in search of a better yield. With term deposit rates barely above 4 per cent, anyone with cash in the top tax bracket is going backwards after taking tax and inflation into account. Of course that was a better alternative for those who felt not gaining in cash was better than taking a bath in equities. But with the major players of China, the US and Europe looking reasonably settled, the high dividend paying stocks have started to look good. Interestingly, over the last 12 months or so, the once disparate yields on the high dividend sectors – financials, property, telcos and utilities – have converged to about 5.5 per cent. Stock prices could be preserved at these dividend levels but further capital growth looks out of the window for many, many months unless earnings and payout ratios improve. Resource stocks look well priced and China has thrown them a life line. Our market ran much harder in February (up 4.6 per cent) than the major world markets but we have more to catch up. The Dow Jones came within a whisker of its all-time high

in the last few hours of February. What is really good for investor confidence is that there were two really bad days in the last week of February for the ASX 200 but the market recovered quickly. The market fell -2.3 per cent on the 21st. On the 26th it fell 77 points near the open but rallied to close above 5,000. The market finished the month at 5,104 – a fresh four and a half year high. Our fear and volatility indexes are still in the zone to be able to sustain a rally but we do have the market quite overpriced at nearly +6 per cent. Much of the global euphoria is due to the release of hard data: housing and durable goods in the US; mammoth trade data and PMI reads in China; Iron Ore prices trading above $150 all month compared to the $87 low of 2012; recent best confidence reads in Germany and Australia – etc. But not all data has been good. Retail in the US and Australia softened. Europe’s gdp, at -0.6 per cent, Means their recession continues. On the soft info side, markets were temporarily spooked by an Italian election that failed to pick a winner. The continued bickering on Capitol Hill about ‘sequestration’

(phased in $85bn expenditure cuts from start of March) doesn’t help – but again the market is coping. Why? The US Q4 reporting season just finishing was strong. Our reporting season is all but over and it did us proud. Earnings were more or less in line with expectations but, importantly, companies are starting to give guidance about the future after a few years of “it’s all too hard”. But there were casualties. The CEO’s of both RIO and BHP got the chop but Kloppers reportedly got a $75m payout – almost as much as the mining tax collected in its first six months - $126m! Few analysts are predicting a rate cut this month, interestingly, JP Morgan is predicting one cut in May and then three increases in 2014. Bernanke, chairman of the US Fed has also started to mumble about increases in its rates – but not yet. For more information on picking the right investment strategy for you or other financial services, call Adam Woodhouse, your local Infocus Financial Planner, on 0405 708 201 or email adam.woodhouse@infocus.com.au. An initial consultation is free and in the comfort of your own home.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Got an event coming up?

Send us an email detailing the event name, date, time and location to: office@westerncapebulletin.com.au and we’ll include it in the Community Calendar at no charge! MARCH Thursday 7

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 8

International Women’s Day at Weipa Motel from 6.30pm. Tickets are $75 from Weipa Community Care or KymMaree’s Beauty Rom. All proceeds will be donated to Weipa Community Care.

Friday 8

Weipa Lightening Swimming Club club night @ town pool. 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Saturday 9

Weipa OZTAG Quiz night at Carpentaria Golf Club to support Weipa’s two OZTAG teams in the State titles. $35 entry includes cocktail, dinner and entry into the major raffle. Teams of four. 6.30pm start.

Friday 15

Weipa Lightening Swimming Club club night @ town pool. 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Saturday 16

CAPS St. Patrick day fundraiser 7pm at the Carpentaria Golf Club.

Friday 22

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Friday 22

Weipa Lightening Swimming Club club night @ town pool. 5.30pm for 6pm start.

NEWS

Weipa training for Cape soldiers From February 23 to march 2, Bravo Company of the 51st Battalion, The Far North Queensland regiment held their Force Preservation Training. Soldiers from the Company paraded at the Weipa Depot and included participants from Weipa, Napranum, Mapoon, Lockhart River, Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw. On arrival at Weipa, the soldiers conducted Army-mandated training and covered subjects such as workplace health and safety, heat awareness, fraud and ethics, suicide awareness and much more. For the rest of the week, the training consisted of first aid, navigation and radio revision, four-wheel driving, infantry minor tactics, which included patrolling techniques, obstacle crossings, deception drills, and moving in and occupying an observation post. Two of the favourite aspects of the training were the boating activity out

from Evans Landing, and the shooting conducted at RAAF Base Scherger. The marksmanship training consisted of both day and night practices and included utilisation of the latest night fighting equipment which enables soldiers to both see and shoot, via an infra-red laser, in the dark. At the end of the week, PTE James Kawangka was presented with an award for excellent performance during a border security patrol in 2010. While a little late, the award was much deserved recognition for a job well done. During the week a number of potential recruits came through the front door and have now started the process of joining the Army Reserve. Bravo Company is always recruiting and if you are looking for something different in your life, and want to earn tax-free pay, you may like to come around and see us at the Army Reserve Depot at Bravo Coy, Evans Landing.

Bravo Company personnel at Range Practice RAAF Base Scherger - in foreground LCPL H Fabila, SGT M Crescenzi (CQ B Coy), PTE E Jackson, LCPL M Shorten, PTE M Matasia having her shots spotted by CPL A Day.

APRIL Thursday 4

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 19

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

B Coy personnel keen to be on the water as soon as possible at Evans Landing Boat Ramp.

CAPT S (Doc) Hearps admiring his marksmanship – the only problem was it was someone else’s target.

MAY Thursday 2

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 17

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

JUNE Thursday 6

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 7 to Sunday 9

The 8th Annual Weipa Fishing Classic is on this weekend due to the reversal of the Queens Birthday Public Holiday.

Friday 21

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Bravo Company personnel rafting up for confirmation of orders during boating activity.

Floatation training by members of Bravo Company inflating their shirts from L to R: CPL A Day, SGT P Canaweka, WO1 N Dickinson and PTE M Pitt.

JULY Thursday 11

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 12 to Monday 15

Weipa Dirt Kart club will be holding the first AIDKA Queensland State Titles at Weipa Combined Raceway.

Friday 26

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

AUGUST Thursday 8

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 23

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

PTE J Kawangka with his award in recognition of his excellent performance during a border security patrol in 2010.

Page 12 Western Cape Bulletin March 6, 2013

Bravo Company personnel conducting a floatation test as part of their Swim Test. The members have to swim 100m and tread water for 5 mins.


REAL ESTATE

A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

House of the week MODERN UNIT VACANT POSSESSION

large brand new 4 bedroom family Home

Plenty of space for the whole family in this large 4 Brm home. The main brm is complimented with a WIR, ens and sliding door access to an oversized outdoor undercover area, tiled throughout, split sys air-con, solar hot water, modern kitchen, combined lounge dining, family room. This one has it all.

3 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR – $409,000 NEG.

Call for an inspection today $599,000 negotiable

affordable living

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

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. Vacant possession, end of February 2013.

Phone Geoff Bryant – 0408 772 592

Want your property sold or managed? Contact the team at Western Cape Real Estate A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa

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

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

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31

 61

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. $820,000

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41

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TWO DUPLEXS... ON ONE TITLE Set on 1,050 m2. Immaculately presented throughout. 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 colour bond fencing • Garden shed • Reticulation • Each with double parking.

$599,000 neg.

4

2

2

Large newly built 4 brm family home in the Golf Links Estate. Ample space this contemporary home features; lounge and separate dining area, lge family room, mod kitchen, tiled flooring, split system a/c, solar hw, WIR and ensuite. Oversized outdoor undercover area, colorbond fencing with side access, double garage, approx 874m2.

$650,000 neg.

4

2

2

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.

$300,000’s

2

1

1

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

$530,000

4

2

2

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.

ER T D C UN TRA N CO

$452,000 neg.

3

1

2

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

$640,000 neg.

4

2

2

VACANT POSSESSION. This home is one of a kind! Solid mahogany timber kitchen, iron wood stair case, indulgent master bedroom with sea views. 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!!

$449,000 neg.

3

2

1

2

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.

$315,000 neg.

1

1

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.

$390,000 neg.

3

2

2

1

Modern stand-alone unit in complex of six. Three bedrooms, main with ensuite, built in wardrobes, air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. Tiled flooring, modern kitchen with dishwasher space and pantry. Open plan living and dining. 357m2. Low body corporate fees, rented to corporation until 2015.

$385,000 neg.

1

1

This dwelling is the end unit of a triplex. Well presented with a well appointed kitchen overlooking a dining/lounge area. Dble sl dr lead onto a patio. Dual access bthrm, sep toilet, and int ldry, tiled floor, s/s aircon, BIW & ceiling fans. Perfect investment with no work to be done. Corp leased until Jan 2015, tenants pay rates.

SALES – GEOFF BRYANT – 0408 772 592 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – MELISA P: 07 4069 9921 F: 07 4069 9721 Email: admin@weiparealestate.com.au

Web: www.weiparealestate.com.au Western Cape Bulletin March 6, 2013 Page 13


television guide

THURSDAY 07

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Jung In Europa 10:10 La Mappa Misteriosa 10:30 TBA 11:00 Karsh Is History 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Movie: “Montana Belle” (PG) 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst: On The Road 8:30 Making Couples Happy :) - As the experiment ends, an apology from Alison could make or break her relationship with Paul. Inhibitions are lowered during a kissing contest in a crowded mall, and the surprising final scores are revealed. 9:30 The Midwives 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Power 12:30 The Clinic 1:25 Movie: “Youth Runs Wild” (PG) 2:30 NTFL: Semi Final 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 Block: All Stars 8:00 Imparja’s Thursday Night Football: Sydney Roosters V South Sydney Rabbitohs 9:45 The NRL Footy Show 11:45 The AFL Footy Show - The Logie award-winning AFL Footy Show celebrates its 20th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless and Shane Crawford. 1:15 Extra 1:45 Nine Presents: Timomatic 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Global Shop Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Ties That Bind” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 The Zoo 3:30 Minute To Win It 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Natalie tells Brax she has feelings for him but doesn’t want to be with him. The gym loses power right before the opening. Tilda resumes her bullying. Courtney stabs Casey 7:30 My Kitchen Rules - Tonight, breakfast is on the menu in the rapid cook-off. The remaining teams must cook at Kitchen HQ where the judges have a few tricks up their sleeve. 8:45 TBA 9:45 TBA 10:45 TBA 11:45 Up All Night 12:15 Last Chance Learners 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 World News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 8:05 World News 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Grand Tours of Scotland: In Search of Sunshine 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Food Safari 8:00 Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita 8:30 Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feasts: Turkey - - Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s journey continues in Turkey’s most historical and cultural city, Istanbul. He tastes fish from the magnificent waters of the Bosphorus, is amazed by beautiful local vegetables and samples mouth-watering street food. 9:35 24 Hours in Emergency: Mum 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “The Red Shoes” (MA v) In Korean. Director Kim Yong-gyun’s Korean horror version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Red Shoes. A pair of rose coloured satin stilettos brings about the grisly demise of the women who ‘must’ possess them. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

FRIDAY 08

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Double Trouble 10:20 What I Wrote 10:30 Arrows Of Desire 11:00 Foreign Correspondent 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Poirot 1:20 Last Of The Summer Wine 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs: Kent 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 QI: Constellations 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries: If The Shoe Fits - The death of a migrant factory foreman looks like an industrial accident. Dr Blake digs deeper revealing a string of crimes and the ugly side of post war Australia. Meanwhile, Jean receives a proposal. 9:25 Silk: Martha is given a high-profile prosecution case against a teacher up for attempted murder of a pupil. She is reluctant to take it on, but is advised it would be good for her interview for silk. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 My Family: A Decent Proposal - While the Harper family are attending Susan’s mother Grace’s funeral, Susan has a visitor from beyond the grave with an offer she can hardly refuse. 11:35 Rage 5:00 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 Imparja’s Live Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos Vs Manly Sea Eagles 7:00 The Block: All Stars 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Justice League Recombination 8:00 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Hooper” (M s,l) - Top Hollywood stuntman, Sonny Hooper, a veteran of many films, meets his potential rival, Ski. On the day of a dazzling flying car stunt the two must do for a film, Ski attempts to chicken out but learns that Hooper has other ideas. 2:00 The Avengers: The Hidden Tiger 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Danoz Direct / 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 The Midday Movie: “Romance: Out Of The Shadows” (M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 The Zoo 3:50 Minute To Win It 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Casey survives the stabbing and is transferred out of jail to the hospital. Brax warns Jamie to stay away from Casey. 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 TBA 11:25 Law & Order: LA: Benedict Canyon 12:25 Movie: “Somewhere” (M s,l,n) - A bad boy actor living the high life at the historic Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood has his world turned upside-down after a visit from his 11year-old daughter forces him to confront his problems. 2:30 Harry’s Practice 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 One Born Every Minute 2:30 Everyone Loves A Wedding 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Philippines: Unexplored Archipelago 6:00 Grand Tours of Scotland: Scotland in Miniature: The Isle of Arran 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape 8:30 Dust Bowl: Dust To Eat 9:35 As It Happened: Dig World War II 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Lol” (M s,d,l) - In French. Lola is a typical 15-year-old Parisian girl living with her single mum. When her boyfriend returns from his summer holiday with news of his unfaithfulness, Lola kicks him to the curb, claiming her own summer romance. 12:55 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The Ghost” (M d,l,s) In Swedish and Danish. Arson is suspected when a cottage by the sea burns to the ground following a gas explosion, and a man and a woman are found dead. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

SATURDAY 09

6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 Catalyst 1:00 At The Movies 1:30 Movie: “The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad” (PG) 3:00 Movie: “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” (PG) 5:00 Midsomer Murders 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Paradise: Denise cannot hold onto her secret any longer but will it spell the end of her career? Moray commits to a life-changing decision, and Jonas resorts to blackmail. 8:30 Grand Designs: Cornwall - Kevin McCloud meets a couple who have 12 months to convert a silver-mine engine-house in Cornwall into a unique and beautiful home. 9:20 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Murder In The Dark - Murder strikes close to home when a young girl is found drowned in Aunt Prudence’s water fountain on the eve of a lavish fancy dress party. Phryne and her aunt work together to investigate. 10:15 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - Shaun Micallef is back and he’s MADDER than HELL! We really should have changed the name but it’d cost us a fortune in letterheads and show graphics. Anyway, he’s back and this time he knows what he’s doing (slightly). 10:45 TBA 11:35 Rage: Mardi Gras Special 5:00 Rage

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 Getaway 11:30 Alive & Cooking 12:00 The Bottom Line 12:30 Status Quo 1:30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine 2:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 3:00 Movie: “Grumy Old Men” (PG l,s) - With John and Max, wifeless and retired, hating each other has become their greatest pleasure in life... 5:00 National News 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 11:30 Movie: “10” (M s,l) A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blond newlywed. 1:50 Movie: “Memoirs Of A Survivor” (M v,s,a) Set in a bleak future where roving gangs of children terrorize city streets, and reality is often an illusion. 4:00 Danoz 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven’s Horse Racing 2013 4:00 TBA 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender - Dean Miller and his team cover the length and breadth of Queensland with great suggestions for weekends, short breaks and holidays. 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 9:10 TBA 11:25 Family Guy: Petergeist / Untited Griffin Family History 12:25 Movie: “Operator” (M s,v) - An aggressive criminal attorney meets his match when a mysterious woman wreaks her revenge, slowly unravelling his life. 2:30 Special: Sunrise Over South Africa - Discover the whole spectrum of South Africa’s diverse attractions, its treasures and its truths. 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 That ‘70s Show

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Gerhard Richter: Painting 2:45 Quadrophenia: Can You See The Real Me? 3:55 The Beauty Of Books 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Jodie Kidd 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Salvage Hunters 8:30 Prisoners of War: Family Portrait 9:30 Movie: “Harry Brown” (MAV s,d,l,v) Harry Brown is an elderly ex-marine living in a dingy English housing estate apartment. The escalating crime and violence has made him so frightened that he won’t even use the underpass near his home. 11:30 Movie: “99 Francs” (MAV v,s,a,d) In French. A first-person diatribe against modern consumerist society, as seen through the eyes of a cynical advertising executive whose efforts to get fired from his job backfire as he keeps getting promoted. 1:15 South Park: Imaginationland: Episode 3 - Inside Imaginationland, Stan and Butters engage in the battle of their lives as they fight the army of evil imaginary forces. 1:45 South Park: Guitar Queer-O 2:15 South Park: The List 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

SUNDAY 10

SBS

6:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Travel Oz 1:30 World Cafe Asia: Malacca 2:00 How The Earth Was Made: The Driest Place On Earth 3:00 The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Revolutionaries 3:30 Artscape 4:00 Basketball: WNBL: Preliminary Final 2 6:00 Dig 1940 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 David Attenborough: Galapagos 8:30 Midsomer Murders 10:00 Rev. - A heatwave hits London and vicar Adam can’t sleep. And elderly parishioner Joan has just moved into a nursing home and is convinced her new room is haunted, causing Adam all sorts of grief. 10:30 Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard II Presented By Derek Jacobi 11:25 Art Of Russia: Smashing The Mould 11:55 Movie: “The Front Page” (M) 2:00 Movie: “The Bachelor And The Bobby Soxer” (G) 3:35 Rage 4:00 The New Inventors 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 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 The Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Australian Athletics Tour 2013 2:00 Ensign Pulver 4:00 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Melbourne Storm Vs St George Illawarra Dragons 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Block: All Stars 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist: Red Lacquer Nail Polish - The remains of an elderly heiress are uncovered in her eerie mansion, and the CBI have a long list of suspects for her homicide. 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dead Air 10:30 CSI: Miami: Last Stand - Miami is ablaze with crime and chaos when Memmo Fiero, Horatio’s wife’s killer, returns to take control of the city. 11:30 The Block: All Stars 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Global Shop Direct 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 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:00 Iron Chef Australia 12:00 Movie: “Big Fat Liar” (G) 2:00 Movie: “Leatherheads” (PG v,l) 4:30 Live Healthy, Be Happy 5:00 Drive Thru Australia 5:30 Great Southeast 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 8:00 The Force - Behind The Line 8:30 Downton Abbey - The new maid is managing to get quite a bit of attention from the servants and Daisy appears to be somewhat jealous at the direction it’s coming from. 9:40 Castle 11:40 Law & Order: LA: East Pasadena 12:35 Harry’s Practice 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 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 11:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Sailing: Vendee Globe 2013 3:30 My Family Feast: Argentinean 4:05 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations: Laos 5:00 Cycling Central 5:35 Rex In Rome: Rex’s Revenge 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: History Cold Case: The Bodies In The Well 8:30 Wonders Of The Solar System: Alians 9:35 Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die 10:45 Movie: “Offset” (M l,v) In Romanian and German. Brindusa, a Romanian woman, is in love with Stefan, a German contractor in Bucharest. They plan to get married in three days. Nicu is their boss and Brindusa’s former lover, and he’s determined to get her back. 12:45 Classic Albums: Paranoid - The second album by Black Sabbath, released in 1970, has long attained classic status. Paranoid not only changed the face of rock music, but also defined the sound and style of heavy metal more than any other record in rock history. 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

MONDAY 11

7 CENTRAL

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Backyard Science 10:25 Science Clips 10:35 Inside Science 10:50 I Maths 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 TBA 1:30 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Waterloo Road 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Five Daughters 1:05 Movie: “Sudden Fear” (PG) - A successful and wealthy playwright falls in love and marries a mediocre actor whom, she discovers, only married her for her money and plans to murder her. 2:20 Rage 3:10 Grand Designs 4:00 Movie: “The Mark Of Zorro” (PG) 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 10:00 National Morning News 11:00 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 Block: All Stars 8:00 TBA 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Contractual Obligation Implementation 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Toast Derivation 9:30 Person Of Interest: Booked Solid - Reese and Finch try to save a hotel maid’s life, but the number of suspects proves to be overwhelming. Meanwhile, Carter gets an offer to join the FBI. 10:30 Person Of Interest 11:30 The Block: All Stars 12:30 Extra 1:00 The Avengers 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Global Shop Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “John Sandford’s Mind Prey” (M v,a,s) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Wild Vets 3:30 Minute To Win It 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Casey won’t give a statement, even if it means he will go back to gaol. Tamara gives Casey an ultimatum - if he doesn’t give the statement, they are over. 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 8:45 Revenge: Illusion - The ties that bind Victoria and Conrad are tested as they reaffirm their loyalties and commitment to each other. 9:45 How I Met Your Mother 10:45 TBA 11:45 Happy Endings 12:15 Last Chance Learners 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Harry’s Practice 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: “Orchestra Seats” (M l) 2:50 Allons-y Alonzo! 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: Palau 6:00 Grand Tours of Scotland: The Feminine Touch 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Paper Armour 8:35 Man vs Wild: Fan Vs. Wild 9:35 RocKwiz: Amaya Laucirica & James Reyne 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS: Chocolate Cake - (M) Isabella, a thirty-year-old Latina woman, suffers an insatiable desire for chocolate cake, matched only by her thirst for love affairs with good-looking 21-year-olds. Wasp Waist (PG) Animation: A film about women of the late nineteenth century who practiced tight lacing by wearing corsets to attain an unnaturally small waist. This small waist was likened to that of a wasps segmented body. 1:05 My Family UK: You’re the One 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

TUESDAY 12

IMPARJA

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Real Chinese 10:40 Pyramid 10:55 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News 6:00 Grand Designs 6:50 Minuscule 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks - UCOS reinvestigates the death of Joe Walsh, General Secretary of the Crane Drivers’ Union whose body was found in the Thames in 1975. 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Artscape: Anatomy 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Desperate Romantics 1:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 2:30 Basketball: WNBL Grand Final 4:55 Rage 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 Block: All Stars 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Prestidigitation Approximation Leonard must choose between new girlfriend Priya and his friendship with Penny. Meanwhile, Howard drives Sheldon crazy with a magic trick. 8:30 TBA 9:00 Two Broke Girls: And The Broken Hip 9:30 Two And A Half Men: Advantage: Fat, Flying Baby 10:00 Anger Management: Charlie & Deception Therapy 10:30 Embarrassing Bodies 11:30 The Block: All Stars 12:30 20/20 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Global Shop Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Midwives” (M a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Wild Vets 3:30 Minute To Win It 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Casey gives the statement, Romeo rejects Heath for a job at the gym, leading Heath to become frustrated because no one will give him a chance. 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 8:40 Packed To The Rafters: That Heady Rush - Frankie is caught up in that heady rush a new relationship brings. She seems to be coping pretty well. But can she contain the tsunami that is Coby? Dave is riding a heady rush of his own when Duncan offers the Rafter Electrical team a big contract. 9:40 Parenthood 11:40 Against The Wall 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: “Family Hero” (M l,n) 2:50 I Do Air 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Bush Judge 6:00 Grand Tours of Scotland: A Walk On The Wild Side 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Michael O’Loughlin 8:35 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Heaven On Earth” (M l,v,a) In Punjabi and Hindi. Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada for an arranged marriage. Living with her new husband and in-laws, Chand soon discovers that married life will be a life of subservience and abuse, largely ignored by her new family. As a defence mechanism, she retreats into a fantasy world. 12:55 Anna Pihl - Mads is losing it after his hit-and-run accident, and while he spends his time crashed out on Anna’s sofa, she is terrified what will happen to her for covering up for him. 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

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ABC

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 For The Juniors 10:15 Ace Day Jobs 10:20 My Great Big Adventure 10:40 Behind The News Specials 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 QI: Joints 9:00 The Agony Of Life 9:35 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 9:55 Would I Lie To You? 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 Bored To Death 11:55 Durham County 12:45 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:45 Compass: Woman Of The Book: Geraldine Brooks 2:15 Rage 3:00 Grand Designs 3:50 Movie: “Underwater (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 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block: All Stars 8:00 Hot Property 8:30 Parade’s End 10:50 The Block: All Stars 11:50 Weeds: A Shoe For A Shoe - After Shane’s kidnapping, Nancy attempts to get her son back by going head-to-head with Cesar in a Skee-ball “Hall of Fame” museum. 12:20 Extra 12:50 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 1:20 Nine Presents 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Global Shop Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Mystery Woman: Vision Of A Murder” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Wild Vets 3:30 Minute To Win It 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - April realises that she’s lost without Dex. Romeo hires Heath at the Gym. Romeo goes to the city to see a specialist. Meanwhile, Liam tells Brax he’s been stealing from him, Brax fires him. 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 8:40 Last Resort: Voluntold - Even as Marcus and Sam learn that they have been charged with treason against the United States, a greater threat within their own crew is brewing. 9:40 Highway Patrol 10:10 World’s Wildest Police Videos 11:10 Air Crash Investigations 12:10 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 8:05 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Grandpas Fight Back 6:00 Grand Tours of Scotland: A Bed For The Night 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Arctic: Arctic Ocean: The Frozen Sea 8:30 Hostile Environment 9:30 Inside Japanese Nuclear Meltdown 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “The Architect” (M a,n,s) In German. When a successful architect’s long-hidden family secrets are revealed at his estranged mother’s funeral, his wife and children begin to experience a rapid emotional decline. 12:45 Movie: “The Bubble” (MA s) In Arabic, Hebrew and English. This film tells of an impossible gay relationship between a young Israeli and a young Palestinian viewed through the lives of three young Israelis - two gay men and a young straight woman - who share an apartment in a trendy suburb of Tel Aviv. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

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NEWS

CROSSWORD No. 138

SUDOKU No. 138

Your  Lucky 

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Stars  

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

A friend of yours will be able to shed light on a personal dilemma. It would be a good idea to trust this person’s judgement. They aren’t intentionally trying to hurt you. Romance. This week has a lot in store for you! Events may move faster than you expect. Involve your partner.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

You will receive a message in a dream. You are not sure what to do, but the dream will give you some direction. Romance. Your powers of intuition will soon be put to the test! You will need to work out a chance remark which seems to have hidden implications. Decode it delicately.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

FOR KIDS

You get annoyed when other people create a mess and expect you to clean up after them. This week you may have to be a little more assertive. Romance. It may be better if you plough ahead by yourself this week. Your partner wants to help you. Kindly refuse their offer.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

An argument may be difficult to get out of and you could waste time trying to persuade someone who doesn’t want to be persuaded! The best approach might be to not start in the first place. Romance. Time spent challenging your partner to do better will be well spent. Be patient!

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

A friend from work will seemingly betray you. Be sure to have all of the details before making any snap judgements. They may be trying to help. Romance. You have a great deal to do at the moment and without enough help from your partner, you won’t be able to get everything done.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

An amusing incident at work will help to cheer you up. The person concerned might not have found it quite so funny, however. Apologize for your giggles. Romance. You may need to find a new outlet for your excess energy. Your talents are not being appreciated properly by your partner.

FINDWORD No. 138 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

Your positive mood will be picked up by a person who has not noticed you in the past. Spend more time with this admiring person and you may become good friends. Romance. You will have a lot of initiative this week. This will be a better time for working alone than for joint ventures.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

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MUDDY RIVER

An interesting turn of events will put you at the centre of the action for a while. You will need to think fast and delegate responsibility where necessary. You can do this! Romance. This would not be a good time to mention areas which you know need fixing. Concentrate good things!

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

You will be getting a little fed up with constantly helping those around you. To recover, you may have to spend more time by yourself. Romance. Try not to over-react to upcoming events. Calm down before getting into a discussion about something that you feel strongly about.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

You find yourself with an itch of spring fever. Get outside a few times this week to combat these feelings. Romance. Your partner might be slightly more argumentative than usual. This may not be the best time for a sensitive discussion. Wait until their mood has changed to bring it up.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

It is difficult, but

Some words of advice from family members may not be welcome. You should listen to what they have to say because they have a better perspective. Romance. Your partner may be in a strange mood this week. Don’t be too concerned. They simply need to let off some steam.

not impossible, to

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

conduct strictly

honest business.

– Mahatma Gandhi

SOLUTIONS No. 138

Don’t let your mind wander too far. Your consistent daydreaming has left you without many accomplishments at work. Be careful! Romance. A person who promises you a lot may be full of hot air. Be wary of these pledges. Find out more about them to prove or disprove their character.

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Consumer Representative Vacancy for the Cape York Hospital and Health Service Clinical Governance Committee The Cape York Hospital and Health Service Clinical Governance Committee is seeking expressions of interest from candidates wanting to participate as a consumer representative on the monthly Clinical Governance Committee. The committee aims to actively promote best practice and clinical excellence to minimise preventable harm to patients and consumers through sustaining the quality and safety of health care delivery within the service, there by meeting the needs of the Cape York communities. The consumer representative would need to: • Attend monthly, two hour meetings scheduled on the 2nd Monday of the Month. (March 2013 – March 2015). The meetings are held at the William McCormack Building, Level 1 meeting room. Teleconferencing or video conferencing is available from the closest QH site. • Be prepared to read and review documents in preparation for meetings and on occasion comment via email on documents between meetings. • Have a mechanism to feedback information to other consumers and to represent other consumers’ views. The reimbursement rates (including preparation time) for the consumer representative is: • $167.00 for meetings < 4hrs. Health consumers who would like to express interest in this consumer representative position will need to contact the committee secretariat via email PSQ_Cape_York_ Staff@health.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 4226 5680 in order to collect an application kit.

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School Based Vaccination Program 2013 The School Based Vaccination Program for WCC – Weipa Campus 2013 dates are March 14, May 16, July 18 and October 24. All Grade 8 students are eligible for Hep B, Varicella( chicken pox) and HPV vaccinations. All Grade 10 students eligible for Boostrix (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough) and HPV for boys only (girls have been previously vaccinated) Consent forms were sent out with 2012 report cards or are available from the office. Please complete them and return to the office. Thank you School Based Vaccination Team 2013.

Bernoth, Brian Keith (Gangster) Late of Weipa, passed away peacefully on 1st March, 2013 aged 76 years. Brian will be sadly missed by family and friends. Sadly missed, but not forgotten A celebration of Gangster’s life will be held at Pera Head, Weipa in May 2013 – a notice closer to the time will be published in a future edition. Burkin Svendsens Funeral Directors and Crematorium Ph: 4054 5400 LOANS

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Weipa RSL Sub-branch monthly meeting Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Time: 7pm Location: Unit 1, Memorial Square, Rocky Point Guests and new members welcome For more info contact Neil Dickinson 0428 985 108

COMMUNITY MEETING ROCKY POINT SPORT AND RECREATION PRECINCT PLAN

Weipa Community is invited to attend a meeting where the Draft Rocky Point Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan will be presented for community discussion and feedback. WHEN: Monday, March 11 at 6.30pm WHERE: WTA Council Chambers RSVP or for further information contact Richelle Ryan 4030 9400 or sportandrec@weipatownoffice.com

Public Notice Closure of Janie Creek area

The Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council would like to advise the general public that the area of Janie Creek is now closed out of respect for Thapich and the Cooktown family. No access is permitted beyond the road to Moydens Well. The exclusion zone also applies to the surrounding sea country and entry into Janie and Little Janie Creeks. No fishing or boat access is allowed.

Contact: Kath 4069 9346 ST LUKES ANGLICAN AND UNITING CHURCH

Sunday Service 9.15am

Phone Rev Ron Watson 4069 7228 for more information ST BARNABAS UNITING CHURCH, NAPRANUM

Sunday Church Services 10am - Singing and Worship; 10.30am Service starts 6.30pm Prayer Meeting and Evening Healing Service every Sunday Tuesday 6pm - Youth Group Contact: James Hughes 4069 7228 Wednesday School – 5 to 7pm Contact: Gay Lesine Huni 0428 146 899 • Kids Club Mon & Thurs • Hoopla Fri Night Fundraising We invite people to attend early morning Prayer meetings with us every day 5 – 6.30 am For Weddings, Baptism, Marriage and Funeral contact Pastor Palmer Wapau, 0447 801 660 Community Minister Napranum

UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Apostolic Jesus Name Fellowship A Godly welcome awaits you – come and feel the Presence of our Great GOD!

Fellowship times held at the Napranum Community Hall Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm Sunday School 9am Midweek Wednesday 7pm

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 For more information on service times please contact Reverend Mairu on 4069 9634

WESTERN CAPE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD What is missing? CH––CH UR! So come along and be enlightened by the word of God Sunday Service 10am at the Convention Centre ALL WELCOME!

Senior Pastor Semi Ratocoka – 0458 530 854 Assistant Pastor Sai Nadredre – 4069 9604 Assistant Pastor Leon Proud – 4069 9584

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SPORT

Records broken at Weipa swim meet  from page 20 The Weipa Swimming Club Night on Friday, March 1 saw a total of 61 swimmers, 67 Personal Bests (PBs) swum, and three records broken. Star of the week was Rachel Brooker, who swam five PBs from five swims and took a combined total of over 11 seconds off her previous best times. Amber Peet also had a great

night, swimming three PBs from three swims, along with Moara Sam who swam four PBs from five swims, including a 26 second PB in her 100m medley, and four second PB in her 50m butterfly. Three PBs from Sabrina Koina, Morgan McCulkin, Tiffany McDougall, Sophie Mohr and Savannah Proud. Two PBs from Rohan Coulta, Ruby Coulta, Kyle Hunter, Nicholas Keough, Alissa Koina,

Kirra Koina, Natalie May, Alex McInnes, Lisl Mohr, Lily Nash, Alyssa Taare and Brock Taylor. One PB from Jason Ah Shay, Amy Bakker, Shaun Darvell, Hannah Howell, Brodie Hyytinen, Jemma Hyytinen, Tessa Hyytinen, Braydon Keough, Josie Millard, Zarli Millard, Natalia Nash, Kieran O’Sullivan, Katie Pilkington, Courtney Proud, Raezahn Sam and Donald Tyson.

Youngster Hannah Howell swimming her first official club night.

Sibling rivalry: New club members Lincoln and Connor Hirst swam against each other in the 100m individual medley.

Friday night’s FNQ Certificate Achievers: back row - Elle Toomey, Alex-Adel Tyson, Nicholas Keough; middle row - Jemma Hyytinen, Natalia Nash, Katelyn McCahon, Alex McInnes; front row - Sabrina Koina.

RESULTS FROM ROUND 3

Oztag results and fixtures

Accelerators (7) def Scherger All Sorts (2) Saints (5) drew Infocus (5) CIA (11) def Soup a Stars (2) Gotcha (7) def Sportsfisher (6) Razorbacks (16) def Gatecrashers (2) Show Stoppers (20) def Pugs Away (2)

OZTAG DRAW FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 TIME 6.15pm 7pm

7.45pm

TEAMS

FIELD

REFEREE

Show Stoppers v Raiders

1

Sandy & Angie

Mad Dogs v Hyperactive Hooligans

2

Flo & Jess

Gotcha v Infocus

1

Tina & Lee

Saints v Soup a Stars

2

Aaron & Sheree

CIA v Gatecrashers

1

Patch

Razorbacks v Accelerators

2

BJ

Scherger All Sorts v Pugs Away

1

Jim and Cic

Sister’s Kirra and Sabrina Koina competing against each other in the 100m individual medley.

Community meeting to view Draft Rocky Point Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan IN July 2012, Sport and Recreation groups were consulted on their potential use and aspirations for the new Cyclone Shelter constructed with State and Federal Government allocated funds. The aim was to develop a Draft Rocky Point Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan to determine how this facility can best service sport and recreation in the community, and how the new facility and future management will integrate with other nearby facilities and spaces to enhance the participation experience for residents.

The Cyclone Shelter is nearing completion and preparation for handover to the Weipa Town Authority, and the Draft Precinct Plan is now ready to be presented to the community for discussion and feedback. The Weipa community is invited to attend a meeting to be held at 6.30pm on Monday, March 11 at the Council Chambers, Hibberd Drive, Rocky Point to discuss the Draft Precinct Plan. RSVP by Friday, March 8 by phoning 4030 9400 or email sportandrec@ weipatownoffice.com

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on peeled Prawns. Billy also lost a good Barra in Grandma’s Creek. Billy had never used a rod before but by the end of the day he was casting like a champion, so much so he went and bought himself a new rod and reel the next day. There are still some small Prawns around Rocky Point and the Mission River bridge,

and Hornibrook would be worth a throw. I was also told that the Skardon River is holding some very large Prawns but I haven’t seen the photos so I can’t be totally sure if it is correct, and it is a long way to go to find out. ‘Til next week smooth seas, light breeze and tight lines. – Cheers China

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Weipa 5-day weather forecast THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

33°

and see Viv YOUR AIR CHARTER SOLUTION:

33°

Thunderstorms 6 - 12 knots, NNE - NW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.

32°

SUNDAY

Showers 9 - 14 knots, SSE - ESE winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 24°C.

32°

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Weipa Nanum

Tues, Feb 26 32.8° 24.1° 18.8

0.2

0.0

2.49 0612

2.55

Wed, Feb 27 32.2° 25.1° 28.8

4.6 24.8

1.88 1248

1.70

Thur, Feb 28 32.5° 25.0°

0.0

0.0

1.2

Fri, Mar 1

31.9° 25.9°

0.4

0.8

1.1

Sat, Mar 2

30.1° 25.8°

9.6 23.4

9.5

Sun, Mar 3

29.4° 24.0° 55.0 64.4 67.5

Mon, Mar 4

28.0° 24.2° 16.2 11.2

2227 1.16 2319 1.17 1710 2.80 1800 2.72 MOON PHASES: • Full Moon - Mar 27 • Last Quarter - Apr 3 • New Moon - Mar 12 • First Quarter - Mar 20

Possible Thunderstorm 5 - 10 knots, W - WSW winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.

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1040 2.88

Showers 4 - 9 knots, W winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 25°C.

Dawnies is on every Sunday.

Weipa weather

Fri 8 Time

FRONT 9 – Tee OFF BY 0730

• PASSENGER AND FREIGHT CHARTER • WEIPA, CAIRNS, CAPE & STRAITS

Weipa tide chart Wed 6

THIS SUNDAY

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WELL, it looks like we will get a wet season after all. The rain has been falling on and off for days and it has put a bit of a damper on the fishing, and only real diehards have been chasing a feed. Again this week there have been very few reports but I was given some, and they have come in, so thanks guys. Jayson Keough took his son’s Year 1 teacher from last year, Renee Milne with her husband Josh to some offshore reefs where young Braydon landed a 75cm Fingermark with the help of dad, who was afraid he might lose his favourite bottom rod. Chris Allwood, skippering the new Tackle World boat, had two people from Theodore on a half-day charter and they landed some nice reef fish, including a 2kg Coral Trout, and topped the day off with a 65cm Barra. With building seas this week it might be a better proposition

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MONDAY

Showers 6 - 9 knots, SE - S winds. Chance of rain 90% Min 24°C.

32°

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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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Girls smash long-standing Weipa swimming records

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Weipa Lightning Swimming Club members Natalia Nash received her certificate for setting a new eight years and under 200m backstroke record, pictured with Sabrina Koina who last week broke the 11-year olds 200m butterfly record at Friday night’s meet.

TWO Weipa Lightning Swimming Club members, Sabrina Koina and Katelyn McCahon smashed long-standing records at last Friday night’s meet. Katelyn McCahon broke

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the girls’ 12-year old 200m butterfly club record by 13 seconds, which was previously held by Kristina Love (2003). The girls 11-year old 200m butterfly record, previously held by Kirstie Buchholz (2002)

was broken by Sabrina Koina, who shaved 28 seconds off the record, and also bettered her own club record in the 100m backstroke by just less than two seconds. Sabrina has also been se-

lected in the Peninsula School Sport Swimming Squad to compete in seven events at the State Championships in Brisbane to be held from March 24 to 26.  continued page 18


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