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HAVE YOUR SAY ON ELECTION DAY Weipa Town by-election this Saturday THE WEIPA Town ByElection will be held this Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Western Cape College Library, Central Avenue Weipa, from 8am to 6pm. Pre-election Polling Day voting will continue to take place (Monday to Friday), at the Weipa Town Office from 8.30am to 4pm and will close this Friday, February 21. There are three candidates vying for election for the position of Weipa Town Authority Chairperson – in order of appearance on the ballot paper: Ian McNamara Stretch Noonan Yvette Carter

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There are four candidates vying for the election for the position of Weipa Town Authority Member – in order of appearance on the ballot paper: Crazy Pete Kevin Harvey Tracey Jia Zoe Westcott All residents on the Certified List of Voters for the Town of Weipa are eligible to vote. Voting is not compulsory. The WTA although not a mainstream local government, does operate as closely as possible with ordinary local government legislative requirements.

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IN all my 14 years as an elected member of Town Office(Weipa Town Authority)I never saw any justification as to why we would be better off as a Local Authority. Politicians of all persuasions have come and gone, all promising the world and giving nothing. Ask yourself would we be better off? I believe not. Why would the state government need the liability? The current government has no money. Should Weipa join the queue? Some people are always crying we get no state funding . . . well guess what? There is none. Let’s have another enquiry into normalising Weipa - we’ve already had three - only do it this time by flying a DRONE over the town. Let’s not kid ourselves folks. If Weipa was to become a local authority it would have happened in a heartbeat years ago.

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AS a resident of Weipa I would like to congratulate Woolies for being voted best store in Queensland and the way they now have two barges a week so people in town can get fresh produce and other lines the same as people who don’t live in remote areas. And yet, how sad is it when you go shopping on a Saturday morning and you can’t find any fresh milk in the refrigerated area? Even trying to buy tomato sauce for an Australia Day barbecue was out of the question – six bottles of low-salt sauce was all that was provided on the shelf. If this is the best Woolies store in Queensland I would be horrified to have to shop in one of the worst. Disappointed shopper, Weipa


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LIFE can be tough at the top as our Tony is finding out. We should be cruising along like a swan on the calm lake of prosperity that is the Australian economy, but instead, every morning when he gets out of bed a new boulder is waiting to fall on his head. Only a year ago

things had seemed so simple. All he had to do was winkle Julia out of the Prime Minister’s slot, win the election and the world would be his oyster. And so it was, for a day or two. I blame the Indonesians. I mean, they are meant to be inscrutable and endlessly polite. What has got into them?

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THE 2014 NAIDOC theme was announced this week. The theme Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country, including those who have served with honour and pride in Australia’s military conflicts and engagements across the globe. Nominations have also opened for the National NAIDOC Awards and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are encouraged to nominate fellow community members for the awards, which highlight the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.” There are 10 award categories, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Award nominations close on April 23, and award recipients will be honoured during NAIDOC Week and at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony and Ball on the Gold Coast on Friday, July 11. The National NAIDOC poster competition is also now open. The competition provides the opportunity for national exposure to upcoming Indigenous artists, with the National NAIDOC Poster displayed across Australia in workplaces, schools and community organisations. The annual poster competition includes a $5,000 prize for the winning design, which will become the image for the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster. Entries close on March 28. For entry forms and further information on NAIDOC Week, visit

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So we were listening to their President’s telephone calls, but that’s no more than a harmless prank. A little boyish good fun and no reason to go off in a huff. And they are being totally unreasonable about the refugees. I don’t know if it was their fault, but our dollar seems to have gone off in a huff as well. It’s all very well to bang on about the wonders of the free market when the dollar in your pocket is worth a touch more every week, but when it suddenly drops, the cold wind of capitalism is blowing up your trouser leg and life for a hard-working Prime Mnister is definitely uncomfortable.

And everyone has got their hand out. General Motors wanted propping up again, and threw a tantrum when Tony tried to expound the benefits of hard work making strong companies. They have gone, along with our car industry. The fruit canners had their hand out, but they were easy to refuse. Then Qantas joined the queue, threatening to replace the kangaroo emblem on their aircraft with a star and crescent if Tony wouldn’t hand over lots of cash. Now the small farmers (natural coalition voters to a man) are demanding something is done about the drought. No good giving bracing speeches about natural

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business cycles to them; they’re not listening. They keep pointing out that if their animals don’t get fed, they will die. Tony has had to put his Akubra and Williams on and go to kick some bull dust out in the wide dry land, or risk a parliamentary revolt. And now there is more. Likely a wimpy kid complaining about young thugs in the play ground, the Indonesians (yes, them again) have run off to the Americans. They think Tony is not playing fair and I dare say teacher will take a dim view of Tony’s bad behaviour. There might be more to the Prime Minister’s job than our Tony had imagined.

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Cape York communications a disgrace: CYSF Residents of Cape York have recently endured yet another week of widespread telecommunication outages and Cape York sustainable Futures (CYsF) has ramped up its endeavors to meet with telstra executives and the Federal Government to find a solution to give residents much needed reprieve. “We have been inundated with members complaints after the service for all land lines, mobile and internet which failed on the Friday and then again on the Sunday, taking all services out for most of the day,” said Trish Butler, Chief Executive Officer, CYSF. The region was without critical communications, and this was without the presence of even a severe weather event. Over the past two months there has been widespread outages across the Cape York region including isolated stations. “The system can only be considered fragile at best and relying on a single line of

communication does not take into account the very basics of risk management. The situation needs urgent rectification,” said Trish Butler. Most impacted were those that can ill afford it. “Centrelink in Weipa ground to a halt, and EFTPOS machines were not only down in Weipa but all over the Cape, leading to large numbers of people unable to purchase essential food items,” said Mrs Butler. Residents of Cape York like Anne and Rodney Raymond of Kimba Station are outraged with the lack of communications all round and they say response times and service outcomes are getting worse. “Phone faults in CYP are taking longer to fix and they have to be fixed multiple times and still no guarantee that they keep working. “Most faults are taking two to four weeks or longer to be looked at or fixed. “If the phones are out we are unable to put in a strip report

on mail day so the mail doesn’t come. Sending a strip report by email does not guarantee that it is received at all, or on time, so again no mail. “On other days we just don’t get a mail service for no reason or because there is no plane or the plane is getting serviced - so no mail for two weeks,” Anne and Rodney said. “The internet is as unreliable as the phone and mail services. The NBN roll out has made no difference to speed or reliability. It did give us a slightly bigger down/upload but it still doesn’t cope with requirements for school and the changing technology upgrades, nor do they match a fraction of what is available in towns. “We cannot run a successful enterprise with services that only work sometimes and it will only get worse as the infrastructure is getting older and isn’t keeping up with demand. “Medical services are hindered because of road closures and bridges going under water

even during the first storms of the wet season making it impossible to get to medical clinics,” said Anne & Rodney Raymond on an email to CYSF this week. CYSF will be meeting with Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, immediately after his return from this sitting of Parliament with a view to him facilitating a meeting with senior executives of Telstra to explore more suitable service options. “The Cape becomes paralyzed because we depend on a single line of communication. In the 21st century this really is unacceptable,” Mrs Butler said. “CYSF (then Cape York Peninsula Development Association) played a pivotal advocacy role in the ‘roll-out’ of mobile phone towers throughout the region; and we’ll be stepping up to the plate to again advocate for a better and much more improved service for Cape York residents,” said Mrs Butler.

Politicians slam Wilderness Society claims MeMBeR for Cook, david Kempton has slammed claims by the Wilderness society (tWs) that the reported outcomes from his forum on the draft Cape York regional plan were “misrepresented.” “I am very disappointed TWS has tried to derail the recommendations that came out of the forum,” he said. “Allegations the forum was stacked against the environment and the outcomes misrepresented are utter nonsense and an insult to the 150-plus people who took part on the day.” Mr Kempton said representatives from TWS attended the forum and actively participated in formulating the outcomes. “They claim Indigenous groups have not been consulted. “I am confident the department has been very thorough in its engagement process and the indigenous councils are

well represented on the Deputy Premier’s working group.” Mr Kempton said no Cape York landscape was under immediate threat and the plan would “get the balance right.” “Wild Rivers couldn’t have been more divisive, whereas the final Cape York Regional Plan will have broad scale community support,” he said. Mr Kempton said while he believed the landscape needed to be protected the scope of the conservation economy only offers limited opportunities. “I want to see Cape York investing in the real economy not relying on handouts,” he said. “My forum was a huge success. Now it is important everyone in the Cape put in an individual submission by the March 25 deadline. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has

thrown his support behind Cook MP David Kempton in slamming The Wilderness Society’s claims of misrepresentation at the Cape York Forum. “I was there and there is no doubt that The Wilderness Society representatives did participate in the forum,” Mr Entsch said. “TWS may not have liked the fact, but it was the first time in many years that I have seen an audience of predominantly Cape York residents actually discussing the future of Cape York. “Very importantly, the group included the overwhelming majority of the elected mayors of Cape York’s Indigenous communities. “Any suggestion to the contrary – that Indigenous interests were not consulted – yet again highlights the dishonesty of The Wilderness Society and their campaign.”


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NEW priorities for State and Federal regional natural resource management (NRM) programs have resulted in changes to the levels of funding for managing pest animals and weeds on Cape York. The new programs now focus on supporting grazing and farming families to operate more sustainably, as well as caring for the environment and conserving threatened species such as marine turtles. Over recent years C a p e Yo r k r a n g e r groups, Land Trusts and graziers have also shown increased interest for self-managing pests and in many cases they are now funded

directly to implement the work on their lands. Historically, much of this work has been carried out on behalf of these landholders by the very capable staff of the Cook Shire Council hosted Cape York Weed and Feral Animal Program. Cape York NRM has been a major external provider of funds to Cook Shire Council for the program. Whilst Council has made the decision to cease operating the program in its current capacity from the end of this financial year due to reductions in the levels of external funding, Cape York NRM will continue to fund a range of weed control and feral animal abate-

ment programs on Cape York. Bob Frazer, CEO of Cape York NRM, said that funding which had been allocated for Cook Shire Council for the next two years will now be put out to tender in March instead. “While Regional NRM funding for the abatement of feral animals and weeds has changed, it remains a priority for land managers and governments. We e n c o u r a g e a l l groups on Cape York with pest management capabilities to consider putting in tenders when they are made available” he said. For more information, contact Cape York NRM (1300 132 262).

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and with a bloodied face. The offender, who initially fled on foot, was later located nearby and taken into custody without further incident. He was charged with serious assault Police, obstructing Police, wilful damage and public nuisance. The injured Police officer was taken to a Kowanyama health clinic where he received treatment for a deep laceration to his head. The man was due to appear in the Weipa Magistrates Court on Tuesday, February 18.

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2014 Weipa Town Authority By-Election Saturday, February 22 I will achieve the following: • Keep all the jobs based in Weipa • Maintain the value of all our properties and businesses • Keep Weipa as the business and cultural centre of Cape York Authorised by Ian McNamara, 5 Cumrumja Close, Rocky Point Qld 4874

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I AM married with three amazing kids and have resided in Weipa for eight years. As a family we have lived and worked throughout Australia and overseas. We have had the opportunity to live in Africa (three years) and the Middle East (one year). The people, the cultures, the religion, the music, the food and the fun we have experienced through these travels have enriched our lives and, indeed, taught us the importance of respect, tolerance, and flexibility. Our travels and experiences have promoted our belief in the need for an active appreciation of the diversity of humankind - and the richness that has brought to us. My professional background is in health and welfare. I am a nurse and counsellor and have worked in these, and related fields for the last 30 years. My chosen vocations have enabled me to meet and support a wide range of individuals from varied backgrounds and professions, including bikies, entertainers, drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes, clergy, people on probation and parole and adults and children with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, highflying professionals and the regular folk – like you and I. At this stage of my life, I am able to reflect with much fondness and satisfaction on the amazing journey I have had to this point. This journey has brought me here to Weipa where I see a new chal-

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lenge and fantastic opportunity. I am committed to giving my utmost to the role of chairperson should I be successful. I am confident that my interpersonal skills, well-developed ability to seek positive solutions and dedication to bring out the best in this wonderful community will provide a great starting point for this role. Policies and/or specific issues you would address if elected? Due to the fact that I would be entering the role in mid-term, my first response to this question is to assess what has already been put in place in accordance with the Weipa Community Plan. During the campaign I have taken the stance of not presenting specific policies or making promises to the people of Weipa. Instead, I am approaching the impending election with the following view: we have all experienced the frustration and disappointment when we – as the public, see the promises and pledges presented during political campaigning dissolve, or be significantly altered once the party/individual is elected. I do not intend to follow this path. I am committed to reviewing current plans that have been tabled and – through direct and continued consultation with Weipa residents, ascertain what they believe are the strengths/issues of this wonderful community. The responses of constituents will play a role in the development of a solid overview as to where the most pressing issues lie. This will be the springboard for what I will address, develop and focus on. I am committed to respond to the people needs of our community and what they regard as priorities. I will not make assumptions regarding what I ‘think’ they want. In addition, I will work hard to promote positive and productive partnerships between the Weipa Town Authority and the Weipa community – making for a unified and collaborative community in

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which we all benefit. What would you like to have achieved at the end of your term? My legacy at the conclusion of my term is primarily that Weipa is a better town to live, work, and raise our kids. I would like to have the satisfaction of introducing established processes that will continue to promote and validate all stakeholders involved with the advancement of this great community.  Why should people vote for you? That’s an interesting question. I figure people will vote for the person they feel will do the best job in the interests of the town and its future.  If elected, I will do the very best job that I can do.  I do not have any hidden agendas and I have been open and honest from the start. As many residents of Weipa will attest, I have contributed and volunteered my own time, efforts and energy to many charity and fundraising events. I have also demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of cultural and youth events and activities during my time in Weipa.  In every instance I have done the very best that I was capable of doing to support those in need. Some such events have been: several “Rockwiz” evenings to raise funds for the students of the Western Cape College; Vibe Alive; MADD night; charity events in aid of breast cancer and its survivors. In addition,  I have organised and hosted two Youth Balls and have played an active role in planning and implementing  community NAIDOC week events for several years running. I have supported and hosted the Pebbles fund raising evening in 2013 at their request. I also doorknocked and actively engaged the residents of Weipa when addressing the situation of the absence of curbing and channelling in the Rocky Point area. As people are aware, I am a

person of action. I “do” when there is a need - rather than just “talk” about it, or wait for someone else to begin.   There is a saying; ‘the best indicator of future behaviour is past behaviour’. Consideration of this phrase provides firm indications of the type of chairperson I will be: active, enthusiastic, responsive, flexible and committed. I am prepared to step up and work hard for this town and its wonderful people. My role as Chairperson will provide me with access to like-minded people and a great community that will support me as I strive to achieve goals that will benefit Weipa long into the future.  I would like to wish all the candidates, those vying for chairperson as well as the member position/s all the very best for this coming Saturday. Good luck to one and all.

WTA Chair candidate: Ian McNamara

MY name is Ian McNamara and have nominated for the Chair of the Weipa Town Authority. I have lived in Weipa for 33 years, running a business and being involved on town committees. If elected I intend to put all my effort into keeping Weipa as the base for future bauxite mining south of the Embley. This will achieve the following: Keep all the jobs based in Weipa; Maintain the value of all our properties and businesses; and Keep Weipa as the business and cultural centre of Cape York.

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CANDIDATE PROFILES  from page 6 We have moved past the Commonwealth Aluminium Act of 1957 and now have the Weipa Town Authority, which is a recognised Local Government Authority. Rio Tinto is happy to be in a partnership with the Weipa Town Authority in the governance of the town.

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at the airport arrivals/baggage area. • Fix existing courts and failing older roads before approving more new roads for additional housing. • Review the alcohol management plan in place for Weipa.

progress towards the goals that are necessary to make Weipa a better and safer town to live in for everyone. Why should people vote for you? I will continue to listen to the people of Weipa and give the town a strong voice and committed leadership. I’m not running for office, I’m running for you.

Why should people vote for you? I, nor my business are reliant on any one source of income or firm. I am able to speak up without fear or favour, be it on your behalf or mine.

WTA Member candidate: Crazy Pete (Peter Graham)

WTA Member candidate: Kevin Harvey

Background: I AM an elected member from the 2012 election and was voted in as the Deputy Chair of the Weipa Town Authority, and have been the Interim Chair leading up to this by-election. As also being the manager of the Western Cape Bulletin I speak to a lot of the community and am aware of a lot of the issues in Weipa. Policies and/or specific issues you would address if elected: I will work towards the future growth of our town, diversification of our local economy, improved health services and Council normalisation. I will also work on the continuation of upgrading our playgrounds and the installation of the exercise stations along the bike paths. Ensure that Andoom Oval continues to progress towards the finished product of the Andoom Oval master plan. The opening of the Bertiehaugh Road for better access to the northern sector of the Cape which will help with increased tourism to the town. Help create other industries to help support the town. I will continue to work for discounted boat trailer registration. What would you like to have achieved at the end of your term: I would like to mark my achievements by having made

Background I FINISHED school and headed to sea with the Australian Navy. Following that I back packed around Australia and the world for three or four years. During this time I managed to work it out the hard way – it was better to own the shovels than to actually use one. Thus began a long career of self-employment. I love the challenges of taking on new ventures. I moved to Weipa in 1994 and carried on my long-running association with the Coast Guard by becoming a founding member of the then Air Sea Rescue here in Weipa. Twenty years on I am still active in Marine Rescue. Those of you that have been around for awhile will know I am not backward in speaking up for things that are not right in town. I have been involved with the town’s disaster management for many years and continue to do so. I also hold a seat on the board for Marine Rescue in Queensland and have held that position for the past 16 years. I am the recipient of the National Medal and a bravery award. Policies and/or specific issues you would address if elected: • Seek progress on a new boat ramp and parking area. • Secure funding for a loop road to the PDR from Weipa. • Improve wet weather protection

G’DAY there punters of Weipa, my name is Kevin Harvey, and I have lived and worked in this pretty little part of Australia for two years now. I have worked and travelled the world during my extensive time in the Australian Military. After leaving the army I drove road trains in Western Australia, managed a country pub in Victoria with my wife, and was a contract shooter for feral animals back in Western Australia. Coming to Weipa has been one of my best decisions. The potential Weipa has to offer anyone willing to make a go of it. I see potential in this town. The tourist industry, without taking Weipa’s remote locality away, is here, and there is the opportunity for people in Weipa to do develop charter fishing tours, licence hunting trips (feral pigs) organised 4WD tours and camping. Many southerners talk about coming to the Cape but the thought of driving here is very daunting to many, so organised packaged flights is what they look a. With tourism comes the potential to develop the town even more with a properly managed tourist centre. How many out there have

been asked by tourist how they can get to places around the Cape or just around town, while at the same time complaining about the lack of everything in town. They call Weipa a “mining town” governed by the mining giant Rio Tinto Alcan, but look at what happened to Gove. Private enterprise here in Weipa needs to be developed properly so the town can dictate its own future. If I am elected as a committee member, I will work hard to make it happen for people and assist them with the business venture they are keen on doing. Weipa can only grow with the amount of building going on at the moment, but a lot of the contractors are FIFO, and I know a lot of the builders who call Weipa home are not being used for some of the projects happening at the moment. We need to change that. If we have what is required for a building project here in town then let’s use the local builders; it keeps the money here and helps the local economy and creates more jobs for the town. Once again, if I am elected I will work hard along with the other members of WTA to make this happen. We also need to have more land released by RTA to help with the growth that will happen in the future. We have infrastructure i.e. the Old Hospital that could be developed for a number of things. But at the moment it is just an empty wasted building. If we work hand-in-hand with RTA, Weipa can go forward, a town that in the future would be the envy of a lot of larger towns down south. But that can only happen if the people in Weipa want it happen. I encourage all the registered voters of Weipa on February 22 to get to the polling booth and make your vote count.

WTA Member candidate: Tracey Jia

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CANDIDATE PROFILES  from page 7 I understand the uniqueness of our community and I think we need to look at how we can add value to our community i.e. improving infrastructure and better utilisation of facilities such as the cyclone shelter and other unoccupied buildings. I’ve watched my predecessors fight for what they thought was ‘big ticket’ issues i.e. “Normalisation”. These same predecessors have come and gone yet this issue is still on the table and it won’t happen in my time either. I’m interested in addressing Weipa’s economic future and what a ‘standalone’ Weipa has to offer. If the people of Weipa want normalisation we need to seriously look at diversifying our economy. Is there an economic plan? I think these are important issues, but I also think we should be working on concrete gains and goals that are achievable. I don’t want to promise anyone something I cannot deliver. However, I would like to pursue funding and ways to generate our own source of revenue to achieve some of the goals outlined in the Weipa Community Plan. The Community Plan was developed in 2012 by the people of Weipa. This would be a good starting point, we don’t have to re-invent the wheel, but we need the community to be involved. I’m also keen to look at the tourism market in and around Weipa. I believe this avenue has potential to be developed, but it needs to be managed and co-ordinated, and could start with the establishment of a “Visitor Information Centre”. Why should people vote for you? If people vote for me what they’ll get is someone who will work through issues to achieve practical and realistic solutions, and raise issues that are important to people. I have experience of working in challenging environments, having worked in Indigenous communities, disability services in remote areas, and with bureaucracy. I’m tenacious and like to get to the bottom of issues. I don’t confess to know what the issues or priorities are for Weipa, but I’d like to be given an opportunity to

review them and also find out what the people of Weipa consider to be the priorities.

WTA Member candidate: Zoe Westcott

Background Here is just a tiny snippet. You are welcome to friend me on facebook if you would like see more. In 1980, when I partnered with a friend to do a joint venture in a fruit and veg shop in Mareeba. Soon after that I bought my first a block of land near Cooktown - I had just turned 17. I fell in love with the area, so decided to move there and build a house from scratch. There was no power on the block. I remember digging the dunny with a crow bar and a Golden Circle pineapple tin. It was big enough to be a tourist attraction! We grew small crops to supply the local hotels in Cooktown. Soon after my second child Emily was born we headed south. We ended up out west on a huge cotton farm, on the border between Talwood in Queensland, and Boomi in NSW. Like Weipa, the community spirit I experienced in these two towns was amazing. I had the opportunity to get involved with both towns, acting as secretary for the CWA and P&C, as well becoming an enthusiastic community member. At times it was a bit like being the bridge between the two towns. When the blue light disco started in Talwood the Police got all the Boomi kids there in the paddy wagon. They would stop off at my house on the way for a sausage sizzle. Another way I got involved with the community was through doing linen parties. It’s something I still enjoy, and since moving to Weipa in 2012 I have had the pleasure of doing over 60 parties. It has been a

fantastic way to meet people from all walks of life, in their own homes, and learn about local issues - what is really needed in town. When I go to do these parties I hear about what would make Weipa a better place to live. Some of the things are so basic yet would make a huge difference. Since I have been campaigning for election as a member of the Weipa Town Authority there have been many people come and talk to me about the things that they are passionate about. There is a lot of synergy between us all to get together and make it happen. My vision for the future is exciting. Along with my modern financial education I am positive we can move forwards and have the improvements we need both big and small - to keep Weipa a happy and healthy place to live.

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• Complete what the WTA have already started. • The pool and gym open more hours. • All-weather play centre. • Adult outside exercise equipment. • Working public toilets at the lake and parks. • Safer pedestrian crossings at the school and hospital. • Cut through the red tape to be able to use the cyclone shelter now. • Normalisation of the town to tap into better government funding. Why should people vote for you? I like to reword that question. Why would it be better that people vote for you? I will take massive action to get things moving. I’m happy to get out of my comfort zone and make things happen. I feel I am the ingredient to bring balance to the old timers of the Weipa Town Authority, bringing new ways and a fresh approach to get the job done. I am so very grateful to all of you that have already taken the time to go and vote. “When a community cares, let there action speak louder than words”.... Nelson Mandela.

SCHEDULE 1 Name of Candidate Office to which Nominated Ian McNamara WTA Chairperson Stretch Noonan WTA Chairperson Yvette Carter WTA Chairperson Crazy Pete WTA Committee Member Kevin Harvey WTA Committee Member Tracey Jia WTA Committee Member Zoe Westcott WTA Committee Member SCHEDULE 2 Location of Ordinary Polling Booth Western Cape College Library – Weipa Campus

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NOTICE OF ELECTION Weipa Town I, Warren Seen, returning officer notify that the candidates named in Schedule 1 have been duly nominated for election to the offices of Weipa Town and that a poll for election to the said offices will be conducted by ballot. Voting in Weipa Town is not compulsory. I further notify that I have arranged for the places or the parts of the places listed in Schedule 2 to be used as ordinary polling booths for the purpose of taking the ballot in the poll on Saturday 22nd February 2014. Voting will commence at 8.00 am and close at 6.00 pm. Pre-poll voting will close on Friday 21st February 2014 for electors eligible to cast votes. Pre-poll voting occurs at Town Office (1 Hibberd Drive) from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Further information about the eligibility for voting can be obtained from the returning officer. Warren Seen Returning Officer

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Read acts Ch 2 vs 1-13. after many prayers the drawing of lots was done and Matthias was chosen to take the place of Judas bringing the apostles numbers back to twelve, parallel to the twelve tribes of Israel. Just as the twelve tribes of Israel were the basis of the old people of God, so the twelve apostles would be the basis of the new people of God, the Christians. Then exactly as Jesus promised, the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity of God, arrived from heaven. He didn’t just quietly arrive from heaven either because Luke reports that where the believers were gathered in this house, there was a loud noise and tongues of fire that spread out and touched each person there. When the believers went from the house into the street a large crowd had gathered. There were Jews and Gentile

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converts from all over the world who were still in Jerusalem celebrating the Passover Festival and what these onlookers saw and heard were the followers of Jesus speaking in the language of whichever country they had travelled from. And the different languages spoken were all praising the mighty works of God. The believers themselves would not have known what they were saying as they were Galileans, but their hearers would tell them what they were saying! Others who did not recognise any of the language said that the believers were drunk. When you look at it though, God had reversed the curse of the many languages given at the Tower of Babel. Read Genesis Ch 11 vs 1-9. Jesus loves you. Rev Michael Connolly

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SQUIRES FAMILY FUNDRAISER Get back to the eighties and help raise money for a local family If you would like more information please contact Tonia May on 0429 699 300


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Forever, My Valentine Rita

Winning Valentine’s poem THE Weipa Bowls Club ran a Valentine’s Day competition for romantic poets, challenging the hopeless, and not-so-hopeless local romantics to pen a love poem. With some terrific prizes on offer plenty of poets came out of the woodwork, however Brett Tyrrell’s poem below was judged the winning entry.

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Today is the fourteenth of February the day lovers receive a romantic remind of chocolates and roses from their Valentine. Yes, Cupid’s arrow straight and true changing one heart into two. Oh, even now I still reminisce Deliriously dreaming of your tender kiss. The iridescent gleam on your pretty face A memory time could never erase. I’m quite happy to spend all my days cherishing your love in a million ways. You’re the most beautiful woman I could hope to desire, It’s indescribable what you’ve done to me and how you inspire. Sometimes you make my heart feel immense; filled with a love profoundly intense yet you can always sooth my troubled mind within your comforting arms peace I find. My spirit is lifted by your cheerful smile unashamedly natural – such poise, charm and style. This is why my heart will always sing for you and never has a tune been sweeter. You are the eternal melody of my life I love you forever, My Valentine Rita. By Brett Tyrrell February 14, 2014 Page 12 Western Cape Bulletin February 19, 2014

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Wednesday 19

Weipa Dirt Kart Club AGM @ the Golf Club 7.30pm

Thursday 20

WCCC P&C’s AGM, @ Library / Resource Centre 7pm

Friday 21

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Saturday 22

WTA By-Election for Chair and Members at Western Cape College Library from 8am - 6pm.

Saturday 22

Squires Family Fundraiser - Carpentaria Golf Club commencing at 5pm.

Monday 24

Bangarra auditions at WCC Performing Arts Centre. 9am to 3pm.

Monday 24

Weipa Junior Soccer Club monthly meeting at WCC Weipa Campus Resource Centre at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Red Hatters “Pandanas Pearls” meeting at the Wednesday 26 Albatross Bay Resort at 6.30pm

MARCH Thursday 6

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Saturday 14

Bravo Company social drinks at Evans Landing depot. Community welcome.

Saturday 15

CAPS / Weipa Wildlife Care St. Patrick’s night

Friday 21

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Red Hatters “Pandanas Wednesday 26 Pearls”meeting at the Weipa Bowls Club at 6.30pm APRIL

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WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Thursday 17

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Red Hatters “Pandanas Pearls” meeting at the Heritage Resort at 6.30pm. Wednesday 23 Red Hat Society’s Birthday is April 25 (1998) Let’s wear red and accessorise in purple (our birthday regalia) MAY

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Thursday 1

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 16

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Tuesday 20

Red Hatters “Pandanas Pearls” meeting at the Carpentaria Golf Club at 6.30pm

Weipa Community Care opening hours Mon 10 - 4, Tues - Thu 9 - 4, Fri 9 - 1

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WEIPA REAL ESTATE Modern townhouse


• 713m with fenced yard 2

• Air conditioning and ceiling fans • Covered patio at rear


• No body corporate

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$515,000 neg.

Modern unit with shed

• End unit of a triplex • Outdoor patio with fenced backyard • Dual access bathroom with a separate toilet • Tiled throughout, split system air conditioners, built in wardrobes and ceiling fans




$385,000 neg.

• Air-conditioned throughout • Huge private outdoor area with fenced yard • Generous sized lounge and dining area, and modern kitchen • Parent’s retreat complete with walk in robe, ensuite and oversized bedroom • Available to live in or as an investment property

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• 1018m2 with fully fenced yard

• Well presented two storey unit • New floor coverings & freshly painted interior • Air conditioned and ceiling fans • Fully fenced courtyard with garden and lock up storage room • This is a great investment property drawing in rent of $500 a week

• Upgraded flooring in living areas • Air-conditioned throughout • Large patio perfect for entertaining




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• Air conditioning throughout

• Open plan living and dining • 357m2 • Low body corporate fees • Fenced yard


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GEOFF’S OUT OF TOWN SPECIALS PARADISE AT THE END OF THE BITUMEN: Only $475,000 LAURA 115 Hec, 1 Kilometre of absolute river bank frontage to Laura and Little Laura River. 18 Kilometres east of Laura, large shed and some equipment, owner

has lived on property with wife and 2 children for 4 years, fully fenced suitable for cattle, 2 dams, fruit trees, all sorts of birds and wildlife. MAGNIFICIENT PROPERTY! MAREEBA DUPLEX: $340,000 2 x 3 bedrooms, 2 x Carports, well maintained, great location, Total rent $525.00 per week. GREAT BUY! LOWER DAINTREE – WONGA BEACH: $195,000 4000m2 vacant land, cleared,


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• Well presented townhouse • 840m2 with fenced yard & large, 3-bay shed • Carpet and tiles throughout • Air conditioning and ceiling fans • Covered patio at rear • Rented until 2015 and no body corp. 2


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Modern townhouse with 3 bay shed






levelled and settled house pad, serviced with water, power, telephone, garbage collection, school bus and bitumen road, great views of the Daintree Rainforest, 15 minutes from all town services, minutes from ocean or river boat ramps. Site engineered plans are available. QUIET LIFESTYLE! DIRRAN CREEK BETWEEN MALANDA – MILLAA MILLAA: $310,000 5 X bedroom highset home on

4.68 acres, 2 bathrooms, open plan living, ceiling fans, 2 carports, permanent spring with large rainwater tank, covered swimming pool with outside toilet, fruit trees. This home is a bargain! TULLY - BILYANA: $595,000 94 acres irrigated farmland, leased and growing cane until end of 2013 cane season, suitable for cane, seasonal small crops or cattle property. 15 minutes south of Tully. POTENTIAL FARMER!

PORTLAND ROADS, PACKERS BAY ESPLANADE: $970,000 5 acres freehold land with absolute beach frontage nestled into the base of serene rainforest , rustic open plan dwelling with verandah, kitchenette, shower and toilet, gas hotwater system, rainwater tanks, generator, machine shed for solar panels, batteries and alternator, 5 nautical mile from Barrier Reef. WHAT A LIFESTYLE!

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5:00 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 2013 / 2014 8:00 Weatherwatch 8:05 World News 1:00 Madeleine Peyroux 2:00 One Born Every Minute USA 2:50 Destination Flavour - Japan Bitesize 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 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Gormet Farmer: Chickens, Vegies and Poly-tunnel 8:30 Italy Unpacked: Land Of Many Treasures 9:35 Rectify: Modern Times (M s,a) - Daniel retreats from the stress of recent events to the seclusion of his childhood room. 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 UEFA Champions League Highlights 11:30 Thursday FC 12:30 Seeing Stars 1:30 All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Talking Heads 1:00 The Song Of Lunch 2:00 The Checkout 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 East Of Everything 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News 6:00 Grand Designs 6:55 What’s Your Story? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: G-Animals 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries - A Foreign Field - Doctor Blake struggles to discover the identity of an unknown man and uncover the mystery of who may have killed him. 9:30 The Guilty - Maggie is under pressure to charge the prime suspect, but she is still not convinced they have found the killer. 10:20 Lateline 10:55 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 11:25 Hustle 12:25 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Burglar” (M l,s) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Cohabitation Formulation 8:00 Talking Language With Ernie Dingo 8:30 TBA 12:30 Movie: “Thumbsucker” (M d,l,s) - Teenager Justin Cobb has an embarrassing secret: He still sucks his thumb. Berated by his father for the childish habit and unable to confide in anyone, Justin lets his loopy orthodontist try hypnosis. Trouble is, it works almost too well, and before long, Justin needs another crutch to keep his angst at bay. 2:30 The Avengers: Fear Merchants 3:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Brand Developers 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 TBA 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 TBA 10:45 That ‘70s Show 12:15 Hung: What’s Going On Downstairs - After spending the night with Kyla, Ray finds out she may not be the woman he thinks she is. Jason’s introduction to the ‘Wellness Center’ brings out Rays competitive side. 12:45 Movie: “Deranged” (M v,s) - An eccentric psychiatrist, aiming to be in the spotlight, is not willing to let anyone or anything get in her way. 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 Dr Oz 5:00 That ‘70s Show

5:00 World News 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Inspector Rex 2:30 NITV News Week In Review 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 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: The Hidden History Of Harbours 8:35 The Real White Queen And Her Rivals 9:35 As It Happened 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 The Feed 11:30 Movie: “Desire” (M a,d,s,l) - In Spanish. A group of residents in a traditional Mexican seaside town experience lust and passion in its many forms. Structured in eight chapters, each one tells the story of a particular coupling, a member of whom forms the basis for the next chapter. 1:30 Inspector Mantalbano: Age Of Doubt 3:25 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 11:30 QI: G-Animals 12:00 Sinbad 12:45 Movie: “Red Shoes” (G) - The classic story of a ballerina torn between passion and artistic devotion. Contains a celebrated ballet sequence choreographed by Robert Helpmann. 3:00 Basketball: WNBL: Semi Final 1 5:05 Natures Miracle Babies: Back From The Brink 6:00 Devil Island: Meet The Neighbours From Hell 6:30 Hello Birdy: Songbirds 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:20 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Dead Man’s Folly - Ariadne Oliver is organising a ‘murder hunt’ at a summer fete, but calls for Poirot’s help when she fears she may become involved in a real crime. 9:50 Silent Witness: Bloodlines (Part 2) - With Harry dead and Leo and Nikki getting nowhere with the police, the pathologists struggle to clear Harry’s name, while the police seem intent on covering up a wider conspiracy. 10:50 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 11:20 Rage Guest Programmer

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 Alive And Cooking 11:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 12:00 Discover Downunder Summer Series 12:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 4:00 The Bottom Line 4:30 Getaway 5:00 Your 4x4 5:30 Getaway 6:00 National News Saturday 7:00 World Club Challenge Rugby League 9:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 9:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization 10:00 TBA 12:30 Movie: “Body Snatchers” (M h,v,l) - From a normal existence, the Malone family find themselves plunged into a world of terror where people’s lives are drained by Body Snatchers and become inhumane monsters. 2:05 Movie: “The Awakening” (M v) 4:00 Danoz 4:30 Home Shopping 5:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 5:30 Wesley Impact Summer Series

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 TBA 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 7:00 TBA 11:45 That ‘70s Show: Over The Hills And Far Away - When Bob insists that Donna check out Marquette while Eric looks at University Wisconsin, Eric is worried that going to separate colleges will be bad for their relationship. Jackie’s also worried when she can’t get a promise from Hyde that he’ll be faithful, even for a single weekend. 12:15 Hung: I, Sandee - Tanya finds out Charlie has skipped bail, and asks Missy to help track him down. Lenore declares war on Tanya and the Wellness Centre, and Ray worries about his ability to please women - especially Jessica. 12:45 Celebrity Juice 1:30 Movie: “Little Jungle Boy” (AV v) 3:00 Harry’s Practice 3:30 It’s Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping / 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Sutra 2:15 New York: 20,000 Trees Under The Skyline 2:50 The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women 3:55 A Season At The Juillard School New York 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 A History Of Ancient Britain 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Return Of The Tiger 8:30 Living With The Amish 9:30 Movie: “An Education” (M a) - London, 1961. Smart, attractive 16-year-old Jenny finds her traditional education replaced by something slightly more sinister when an older, more worldly suitor sweeps her off of her feet while placing her future in jeopardy. 11:20 Movie: “General Nil” (MAV v) - In Polish. General Nil’s life has long been a taboo topic in Poland, but with this film the truth about the fierce leader is finally revealed. 1:30 Movie: “Fugitive Pieces” (MA s) - Young Jakob sees his parents murdered by Nazis in Poland during the war and his sister dragged away to an unknown fate. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 Rage 7:30 Asia Pacific Focus 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 Doc Martin 11:30 Songs Of Praise: St David’s Day 12:00 Landline 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: Semi Final 2 3:00 Football: W-League: Grand Final 5:30 TBA 6:30 Australia’s Remote Islands: Norfolk Island 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Flying Monsters With David Attenborough 8:40 Rake 9:40 Tim Winton’s The Turning 11:10 When Bjork Met Attenborough 12:00 Place: A dance piece created for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Laguna by an outstanding international team of artists. 12:30 Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? 3:35 Dalziel And Pascoe: Demons On Our Shoulders - It’s Halloween and, in a suburban home, Guy Hamilton shoots dead his wife Jean in their bedroom before disappearing. 5:30 Collectors

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 10:30 Sarah Shark 11:00 Hurley Australian Open Of Surfing 12:00 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 3:00 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 4:00 Rugby League: Brisbane Broncos Vs NZ Warriors 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 7:40 60 Minutes 8:40 TBA 11:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Better Off Dead - The CSIs dig to find the truth about how a recent shootout at a gun store might connect to a young woman who may have committed suicide. 12:00 Financial Review Sunday 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Spyforce: Interrogator 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show Weekend 11:00 Dr Oz 12:00 TBA 4:30 Better Homes And Gardens 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 12:05 Hannibal: Amuse-Bouche - Will and Jack hunt a killer who is burying his victims alive as fertilizer for his intricate garden of fungus, while Hannibal tries to shield Will from prying tabloid journalist Freddie Lounds. 1:00 Special: The Island At The End Of The World - Shackleton’s Triumph - A journey over and around the awesome sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia, made famous by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 House Calls To The Rescue - Luke loves his mum, so he built her a wooden deck - with disastrous results, plus an urgent SOS from a gardening school drop-out. 4:00 Dr Oz 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Cycling Central 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 ADbc 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Archaeology 8:30 Plane Crash 9:55 Everything And Nothing 11:05 Movie: “Jacquou Le Corquant” (M v) In French. A lavish 19th century epic about a French peasant boy who grows up to lead a revolt against the man responsible for his father’s death. 1:40 Movie: “The Road To Guantanamo” (MA l,a) - In English and Urdu, English Subtitles. Part drama, part documentary, this film focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were heading for a wedding in Pakistan but were captured on the Afghanistan border and then imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay. 3:35 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Talking Heads 1:00 Landline 2:00 Gardening Australia 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Rain Shadow 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:05 Grand Designs 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:15 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:30 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Dalziel And Pascoe: Dead Meat 1:15 Movie: “Song Of Freedom” (PG) 2:30 Movie: “The Birth Of A Nation” (PG) 4:30 Grand Designs 5:25 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Cactus” (M v,s,l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 8:30 TBA 11:30 Partners: The Archies - Joe and Louis wait to find out if they are nominated for an “Archie” award. 12:05 Oh Sit! A high-stakes, musical chairs competition, in which 12 thrill-seekers race head-to-head through five physically demanding obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair - all to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize and the title of OH SIT! champion. 1:00 Extra 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Good Policeman” (M v) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:45 Revenge: Control 9:45 Chicago Fire: Fireworks / A Coffin That Small 11:45 Parks and Recreation: Sex Education 12:15 Celebrity Juice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters - Wayne is frantic with worry when Liz disappears into thin air. 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Titanic: The Mission - Smoking Room 1:55 The Last Explorers 2:55 Life Is Beautiful 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 One Man And His Campervan 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Strip The City 8:35 Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe 9:30 Housos 10:00 Bendidorm Bastards 10:25 World News Australia Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Clown: Size 44 - In Danish. Plagued by injuries, Casper’s celebrity soccer team invites Frank to play. Frank tries to borrow some shoes, but the match ends in a confusing mess of tackles, syringes and sneakers. 12:00 Shorts On Screen 12:35 Derren Brown Investigates 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Four Corners 11:45 Media Watch 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Talking Heads 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Compass 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Rain Shadow 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Family Confidential 8:30 New Tricks: Coming Out Ball 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ian Rankin 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Movie: “The Cardinal” (M a,v) 3:30 Basketball: WNBL: Semi Final 1 5:25 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “The Tenth Circle” (M v,a) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 8:40 The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper Extraction 9:10 The Big Bang Theory: The Scavenger Vortex 9:40 2 Broke Girls: And The Dumpster Sex 10:10 2 Broke Girls: And The Piece Of Sheet 10:40 Two And A Half Men: Baseball, Boobs, Boobs, Baseball 11:10 Two And A Half Men: Giant Cat Holding Churro 11:40 Weeds: Synthetics 12:00 20/20 1:00 Extra 1:30 Brand Developers 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: “Rapid Fire” (M v,l,n) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:45 Winners And Losers: Selective Reality 9:45 Parenthood: Let’s Be Mad Together / The M Word - Max’s photography knows no bounds while Joel struggles for boundaries with Peet. Adam and Crosby too must set boundaries with the band. Sarah and Amber struggle with wedding bell nlues while Julia and Joel try to keep it all together. Kristina and Adam hit the campaign trail. 11:45 TBA 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Person Of Interest 2:00 The Long March To Freedom 2:55 Life Is Beautiful 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 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia Late 11:00 The Bridge: After many suspicions and one witness statement, Saga and Martin arrest and question a fellow officer. He turns out to have an alibi for all the crimes, but is he really innocent? The murderer is finished now, having succeeded in doing what he set out to do - to open people’s eyes to the problems of society. Saga, however, believes that this is not the end of his plan and that there is more to come. 12:05 Sergio 1:45 Destination Australia 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 One Plus One 11:30 Family Confidential 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Hello Birdy 2:00 Australian Story 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Rain Shadow 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:05 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Spicks And Specks 9:00 The Moodys: Easter Epiphanies 9:30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 10:00 Would I Lie To You? 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 The Straits: The Big Mistake 12:25 Movie: “The Terror” (M h) 1:45 Dalziel And Pascoe: Project Aphrodite 3:30 Football: W-League: Grand Final

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Being Julia” (M l,s) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Block - Fans Vs Faves 8:40 TBA 11:35 Dallas: Love And Family - John Ross lets Pamela in on J.R.’s master plan, but his trust may be misplaced. Drew confides a dark secret to Elena, forcing her to choose between her family and Christopher. 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Linda McCartney Story” (M s,a,l) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:45 The Blacklist: The Cyprus Agency - As Liz heads up an investigation that exposes an adoption agency’s shocking secret, Red’s pursuit of the FBI mole identifies a surprisingly new suspect. 9:45 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: Seeds 10:45 Defiance 11:40 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny 12:10 Celebrity Juice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 2013 / 2014 8:00 Weatherwatch 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 6:00 The Lakes With Rory McGrath 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve 8:35 One Born Every Minute 9:30 Lilyhammer 10:25 World News Australia Late 11:00 Movie: “Front Line” (M v,l,s) - In Italian. Based on a true story, this film tells the dramatic story of an imprisoned man recounting his life as a political extremist and the mastermind behind one of the most audacious prison breaks ever attempted. 12:50 Movie: “The Protector” (MA v) - In Englidh, Thai and Mandarin. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

Western Cape Bulletin February 19, 2014 Page 15


SUDOKU No. 186

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AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Your friendships may be waning this week. The time you’ve spent at work is taking away from prior commitments. Try to catch up as best as you can. Romance. Your mate may come to you with a strange, but adventurous idea. If you aren’t interested, at least let them try it with friends.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Your family knows you better than anyone else. Take heed to their advice on an upcoming important decision. They won’t lead you astray. Romance. A casual remark could be the first step in an important new relationship. Don’t expect too much at first, however. They may be too nervous.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)


This will be a very good week to take the initiative in a group-based work project. Others will respond well to your managerial skills. Don’t misuse your power! Romance. If your loved-one lets you down, you’ll not be interested in their excuses! You could cut them slack at some point, however.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Your family is working well together. Use this group effort to complete several unfinished projects around the house. You’ll complete them quickly as a team! Romance. Someone close to you may be exerting more of an effect than you realise. Be careful because they may take advantage!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Your enhanced sensitivity will help you to understand your family better. At times, you will be the person whom everyone confides in. Prepare yourself! Romance. An awkward situation amongst friends may take you by surprise. Your partner doesn’t know then full story, nor should they!

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A friend’s casual friendship that has recently become much more serious worries you. Their new partner isn’t quite right for them. Be careful what you say to them! Romance. Your relationship with a neighbour should soon pick up. Surprisingly, you have much in common and plenty to talk about!


LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) There should be quite a lot to look forward to this week. Try to take things one step at a time. You don’t need to overexert yourself for no reason! Romance. You will be full of ideas, but must be careful not to get into deep water. Not all of your concepts will be accepted by your mate.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Taking on too much at work is beginning to hurt your family life. It will become more and more difficult to separate the two. Be mindful of this! Romance. Don’t allow your partner’s previous relationship issues creep between you two. The past is history for a reason. Mend any broken bonds.

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LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Others around you may not have as much skill and talent as you do. Spend time passing on your trades and you will be happier. Romance. You will enjoy being the centre of attention. It may be a little harder to get out of the limelight, however. Your partner may not be thrilled with this!

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Don’t think that things will continue to run smoothly without any effort. You may have things as you’d like them this week, but you will have to work hard to keep them! Romance. A new friend will be impressed by the way you handle an unexpected crisis. They may want more from you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)


Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. –Pablo Picasso

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A person whom you have just met will be impressed by the level of your emotional strength. Be sure to let your feelings show from time-to-time, however. Romance. Your partner may be looking at others from the opposite sex. This doesn’t mean they are looking to leave you, however.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Contact with a pet may help you to release tensions that have been building up. This animal will be able to pick up your feelings in a way that a human might not. Romance. Time spent working on the same project will bring you and your partner closer than ever before. Savour this!

CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Close of business Friday prior to publication POSITIONS VACANT


The primary focus of the position is to be responsible for the Paint & Plumbing Departments. Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous paint & plumbing sales experience and have a positive approach towards reaching and exceeding set targets. Weipa Mitre 10 is a Wattyl ITC with opportunity for growth. It also has a significant plumbing department that requires knowledge and experience in the area as well as the ability to adapt to a dynamic industry. Applicants must be pro-active, energetic, have local industry knowledge and share our dedication to customer service. It would be an advantage to be a Weipa resident, but not a requirement. Remuneration will be above award and inline with experience and expertise. Weipa is a unique town by virtue of it’s climate and remoteness, but offers a relaxed lifestyle, with fishing, hunting and camping as popular pastimes. Apply to: Anne Malone Weipa Mitre 10


After 14 days from today an application for a grant of Letters of Administration on Intestacy of SEARA LEANNE OLSEN late of 2/14 Christie Avenue, Nanum, Queensland deceased will be made by LYNETTE ANNE OLSEN to the Supreme Court at Cairns. You may object to the grant by lodging a caveat in that registry. All creditors of the estate of the deceased are required to send in particulars of their claim to the applicant’s solicitors within four weeks from the date hereof. Lodged by: O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers, Level 1, 59 Spence Street, Cairns Queensland 4870

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings for family and friends of alcoholics. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30am - 11am at the Napranum Women’s Services Centre in Napranum St. Napranum. Please call Maxiene: 0434 217 481


Partial road closure Wattle Terrace at the intersection of Circular Way


FEBRUARY 20 TO 25, 2014 6AM TO 6PM for excavation for sewer upgrade


Please be aware of traffic controllers and work-persons in this area during the times and dates noted

Services: Saturday Vigil 6pm Sunday 8.30am

Diabetes support Group

Contact: Kath 4069 9346

meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm at the Golf Club. Contact Tonia 0429 699 300 or Randall 0428 199 248

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Aboriginal Land Act 1991 Notice of Minister’s intention to appoint a grantee The Minister for Natural Resources and Mines intends to appoint Ngan Aak-Kunch Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC as grantee of land contained within the Napranum Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) and Pormpuraaw DOGIT shown as proposed transfer area in the sketch below and described as; • Lot 12 DP266627; • Lot 11 DP266622; • Lot 10 DP266623; • Plan 266617; • Plan 266619. Additional Information on the proposed transfer areas is available from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

For the Purchase and Removal of following Item

Ex-School Dental Caravan 152 Issued by Cape York Hospital and Health Service On Account of Queensland Health

“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

Minister for Natural Resources and Mines C/- Jan Bradley Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Acts Branch Department of Natural Resources and Mines PO BOX 937 Cairns QLD 4870

Western Cape College Weipa Campus Parents and Citizen’s Annual General Meeting Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7pm Library/Resource Centre – WCC

For further information, contact Jan Bradley on 1800 067 615 during office hours.

All Executive Committee positions will be declared vacant and elections for 2014 positions will be held.


Executive Committee position role descriptions and pre-nominations for positions can be obtained/lodged through Cherie Woodham (Secretary) on email: Cherie. or via 4069 8765.

Great state. Great opportunity.


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

Written representations must be received by 5 pm on Friday 21 March 2014 and may be made to:


Phone Rev Ron Watson 4069 7228 for more information

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

An Aboriginal person particularly concerned with the land may make written representations to the Minister about the proposed appointment.

Closing at 5pm on Wednesday, March 5 2014 Van is available for viewing via appointment. Enquires to Sandy Quinn on 4082 3675 or email to

Sunday Service 9.15am


Ngan Aak-Kunch Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC will hold the land in trust for the native title holders of the land, the Wik and Wik Way people, pursuant to section 39 of the of the Aboriginal Land Act 1991;

from the Weipa Integrated Health Service Site at Lot 407 John Evans Drive, Weipa


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


Request for Expressions of Interest

Meet new people, make new friends and have some fun while being an active member of your School to the benefit of your children, school and community.


Notice of intention to apply for grant


PHONE: 1300 4874 00 FAX: 1300 7872 48 EMAIL:

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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PUBLIC NOTICES Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Aboriginal Land Act 1991 Notice of Minister’s intention to appoint a grantee The Minister for Natural Resources and Mines intends to appoint Peppan Land Trust as grantee of land contained within the Aurukun Shire Lease described as Lot 212 on SP241406. The subject land is to be transferred under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 and is situated approximately 37 km east of Weipa with its northern boundary following the Mission River. A survey plan of the proposed transfer area is available from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Peppan Land Trust will hold the land in trust for the benefit of Aboriginal people particularly concerned with the land, their ancestors and descendants pursuant to section 40 of the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 An Aboriginal person particularly concerned with the land may make written representations to the Minister about the proposed appointment.

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Written representations must be received by 5:00 pm on 21 March 2014 and may be made to:

For further information, contact Jan Bradley on 1800 067 615 during office hours.

Dennis and Rachel.


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The Minister for Natural Resources and Mines C/-Jan Bradley Department of Natural Resource and Mines PO BOX 937 Cairns QLD 4870

Rod and Bronwyn.

WELL, the mighty Weipa wet has certainly descended upon us well and truly this year and is causing a few wet backsides and some localised flooding on the course. The competition golf, which was supposed to kick-off on February 9, was washed out. However on Sunday, February 16 a dozen or so bravehearts donned the flippers, and despite a couple of heavy scuds passing through the area the 18-holes were negotiated without too much trouble. Definitely a good trial run for the upcoming Gumboot Classic. The wet and heavy conditions didn’t deter the club captain Bretto Elms, who fired a very creditable gross 76 off the stick for a 66 nett round - well done. Runner-up on a countback was Pete Ross, while Dasha Holmquest took out the third prize. Nearest the pin on the ninth hole was Clarkey and Taxi Mick was the closest on the 18th hole. Thanks to Ash Wilkinson for his sponsorship for the day as well as his fine company while he has resided in Weipa. Ash is off back to the big smoke and will be missed as a good bloke to have around the club. Ash’s regular playing gaggle will be glad to see the back of him and wouldn’t have minded if he had left some of winnings behind. This Sunday, February 23 the prestigous Gumboot Classic will be contested. Sun, rain or snow the show will go on. Only thunderstorms with lightning or a course closure due to flooding will halt the event. And don’t forget the Golf/Bowls Day on March 1 in aid of the Squires Family Trust - no experience required so put your names into the club. See you at the 19th, Clarkey

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Cape York rugby league expected to thrive in 2014 Alf Wilson story

GOVERNING bodies for both Cape York Senior and Junior Rugby League’s held their Annual General Meetings last week and have formed strong committees for the 2014 season. Weipa-based QRL Northern Division Game Development Officer Karl Adams told the Bully that the dates for the season openings had been discussed and decided upon. “Last week we had both the Central Cape Suns Junior Rugby League AGM and the Rugby League Cape York AGM. Everything went well, and both Leagues have strong committee’s formed,” he said. Mr Adams said CCSJRL was looking to kick-off on May 8, with sign-on days on April 29 and May 1. “The Weipa Wet Season Competition will kick-off on March 8, with two new teams entering,” Mr Adams said. Cairns based Regional Coordinator David Maiden travelled to Weipa for the meetings. The CCSJRL Committee is: president - Seamus Gay, vice president - Garreth Smith, Secretary - Liz Smith, treasurer - Talei Barba and

registrar - Sarina Adams. The RLCY senior committee consists of president - Angela Lui, vice president - Patrick Wasiu, secretary - Loretta Glanville and treasurer - Lency Adidi. New sides in the Wet Season competition look like being Napranum Twal, and Goodline Linebreakers. With such dedicated and experienced administrators on the two committees, rugby league on western Cape York can be expected to thrive in the new season. Mr Adams said the Cape Cluster competition was also discussed at the AGMs, including a different composition which had previously been touted in the Bully. “The Cape Cluster season will be split into two divisions this year, with the Northern Cluster having (NPA, Weipa, Napranum, Lockhart River and Aurukun), and the Southern Cluster (Coen, Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Hope Vale, Cooktown, and possibly Laura),” Mr Adams said. Mr Adams said the Cluster Comp would commence in May, depending on road conditions.




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If you don’t know how to rig them look up “How to rig a Wolf Herring” on the net there are a few good demos on YOUTUBE worth a look. Rocky Point seems to have a bit of action with small Queenies, which are great to catch on fly using small poppers. Big Dan picked up a Barra going close to 80cm – another lucky angler. The rocks are very slippery so keep your wits about you, and a third eye, as that big Croc is haunting the place.

Cheeky blighter was laying on the boat ramp the other morning, and was seen prowling the beach last Thursday. Keep your dog on the leash if it likes swimming. With that glorious weather last weekend I should get some top pics for next week. If you get one you would like me to put in the column email to au






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1. What does a hippologist study? 2. True or false – a baby has a greater number of bones than an adult? 3. What is the hardest substance found in the human body? 4. Which penguin species are struggling to cope with increasing rainfall in Argentina? 5. In the term MRI scan – what does MRI stand for?

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1. A hippologist studies horses. 2. TTrue – a baby has a greater number of bones than an adult. 3. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body. 4. The Magellanic penguins are struggling to cope with increasing rainfall in Argentina. 5. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging.


cast. The Barra was caught on a Squid Vicious (the colour is a secret) on a 5/0 jig using 20lb braid and 40lb leader. How about Lesa catching her first ever Barra and straight into the “Metre Club” – that’s how it’s done! No, I haven’t got any Squid Vicious left but they are on their way. The Prawn are starting to get big enough to use as bait (another month should see them perfect) and the Grunter (Javelin fish) are biting their heads off, as the saying goes. The bigger fish are a bit more partial to fresh slab bait like Herring, Mullet or Gar, but make sure you scale and boneout the fillets, there are a bit like me – they don’t like the bones. There are plenty of places to try like Evans Landing, Gonbung, Mission River Bridge, Red Beach to name a few or up at Mapoon, and if you have access to a boat the fishing spots are endless. There hasn’t been too much action outside with the storms about lately but if you get a chance head on down to Boyds Bay or Pera as I am sure the fishing will be excellent. Do take care however as there is a lot of flotsam about such as trees and ghost nets. Mackerel should be on the prowl so a trolled Wolfie or Queenie should be on the cards.


It’s great to be back in Weipa enjoying the laid-back lifestyle. As most would know I left for about a year and couldn’t stand the pace on the outside world. Well, I’m back and loving it, slotted into my old role at Tackle World, and now back on the keyboard telling all the lies I can about the fishing in the area. Lots of luck to China, who as most would know is starting a new adventure in his life. The rainy season has been going great and I hope it continues for a few more weeks. The rain has really cleaned up the creeks and rivers. Water was a chocolate to foggy brown colour a few weeks ago and now it’s running very clean, even the fish have opened their eyes for the first time in weeks. We probably need another 20 inches to guarantee a bumper season. Some people are just lucky Lesa Williams, a recent arrival to Weipa, thought she would give fishing a bit of a go and as she had never done it before asked Shane from the shop for a bit of help. As you can see by the photo she must have got “the good oil” landing this one metre Barra off the beach at the Mission River Bridge. Shane hadn’t even got his lure wet as Lesa hooked the Barra on the first


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so thank you to all participants involved. A calendar including the dates for this five round series will be available soon. The Cape York Motorcycle Club would love to thank Alisha and Peter Bell for travelling to Weipa to present this course. We’d also like to thank Rod Wilson for the amount of work involved in making the weekend happen and a huge thanks to The Albatross Bay Resort for all their help and hospitality over the three days. Without these guys, the event just wouldn’t have been possible. This weekend our season

officially kicks off with the National Come and Try day. The club will open the track on Saturday from 7am to anyone with a motorbike to come along and have a go at motocross. The best part, this weekend is totally FREE for all beginners and a chance to receive a free Recreational or discounted Race license. This is the perfect chance to have a ride on the track and have a chat about all things motorbikes. If you have always wanted to try motocross there is no better opportunity than this. Our laid back atmosphere amongst riders makes it really

easy to jump on and have a go. So anyone with a bike I would encourage you to get out and try our great sport. This weekend kick starts an action-packed year for the motocross club. With A race series, many practice and coaching days and a two day Y-aim riding school in 2014, there is plenty to keep riders busy. Be sure to keep up to date with events, results, news and much more by visiting our Facebook page – Cape York Motocross Club. For more information call Chas (0413 620 727).

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