“Your Community Newspaper for more than 40 Years”
Successors to -
The Norfolk Island Pioneer c. 1885
The Weekly News c 1932 : The Norfolk Island Monthly News c. 1933
The N.I. Times c. 1935 : Norfolk Island Weekly c. 1943 : N.I.N.E. c. 1949 : W.I.N. c. 1951
Norfolk News c. 1965
Volume 42, No. 51 SATURDAY, 15th DECEMBER 2007 Price $2.75
Our new Minister
Following the recent Federal election and the defeat
of The Hon. Jim Lloyd, our new Minister is the Hon.
Anthony Norman Albanese, MP who is pictured
New Tourism Awards Staged to above.
The following is a record of his personal and
Help Norfolk Island Meet Visitor Parliamentary service.
Targets ALBANESE, the Hon. Anthony Norman
Dino’s at Bumboras, a fine dining restaurant in a Member for Grayndler (NSW)
charming 1880s-built Norfolk Pine farmhouse, is the Australian Labor Party
overall winner of Norfolk Island’s inaugural awards Parliamentary service - Elected to the House of
for excellence in tourism. Representatives for Grayndler, New South Wales,
The restaurant, which grows its own produce and 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004.
specialises in contemporary dishes with an Italian style, Ministerial appointments - Minister for
received the Norfolk Air Award for Excellence Across Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
all Business Tourism Categories at a gala dinner on the Local Government from 3rd December, 2007.
island last night. Committee service - House of Representatives
More than 40 businesses submitted entries in the Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
awards, set up by the Norfolk Island Tourism to from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Communications, Transport
encourage higher standards and recognise tourism as and Microeconomic Reform from 29.5.96 to 17.11.97;
the island’s major export earner. Financial Institutions and Public Administration from
More than 34,000 mainly Australians and New 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Economics, Finance and Public
Zealanders visited Norfolk Island last financial year, Administration from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04; Ageing from
and the Government has produced a five year tourism 20.3.02 to 27.8.02; Education and Training from
strategy and set up Norfolk Air on the all-important 27.8.02 to 31.8.04.
Australian run as part of its plan to build arrivals to a Conferences, delegations and visits - Member,
targeted 50,000 per year. Parliamentary Delegation to the 43rd CPA
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QUEEN ELIZABETH AVENUE ~
Our New Minister - continued 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2007.
Conference, Mauritius, and bilateral visit to South Member, National Organisational Review
Africa, September 1997. Committee 1990-94.
Study tour, China, April 1999; Italy, Spain, France Secretary, Warren Branch 1991-99.
and Ireland, July 2000. President, Grayndler Federal Electorate Council
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to UK and the 1992-96.
Netherlands, November-December 2002. Member, ALP National Executive from 2004.
Official visits to Canada, November-December Member, ALP National Executive Committee from
2005; Kenya, November 2006. 2004.
Parliamentary party positions - Parliamentary Personal - Born 2.3.1963, Sydney, NSW.
Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Family and Qualifications and occupation before entering
Community Services and Parliamentary Secretary to Federal Parliament - BEc (Syd).
the Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Bank officer 1980-81.
Islander Affairs, Reconciliation and the Arts from Research officer to the Minister for Local
20.10.98 to 25.11.01. Government and Administrative Services, the Hon. T.
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from Uren, MP 1985-89.
22.11.01 to 3.12.07. Shadow Minister for Ageing and Party official 1989-95 (see Party Positions above).
Seniors from 25.11.01 to 23.8.02; Shadow Minister Senior Policy Adviser to the Premier (NSW), the
for Employment Services and Training from 23.8.02 Hon. R.J. Carr 1995-96.
to 26.10.04; Shadow Minister for Environment and Electorate - Description: inner metropolitan.
Heritage from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06; Water from Location: south-western Sydney; it includes the
24.6.05 to 10.12.06; Water and Infrastructure from suburbs of Ashfield, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Haberfield,
10.12.06 to 3.12.07. Hurlstone Park, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Lilyfield,
Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Marrickville, Petersham, Stanmore, Summer Hill,
House from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06. Sydenham, Tempe and parts of Annandale, Ashbury,
Manager of Opposition Business in the House from Camperdown, Canterbury, Newtown and St. Peters.
10.12.06 to 3.12.07. Area: 32 sq km (approx.).
Leader of the House from 3.12.07. Electors enrolled: 95,042 (at 24.11.07).
Party positions - Member, ALP from 1979. Industries: manufacturing and service industries,
ALP Assistant General Secretary (NSW) 1989-95. engineering works.
Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) 1983- State electorates: Grayndler includes parts of the
2006. New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates
President, NSW Young Labor 1985-87. of Balmain, Canterbury, Heffron, Marrickville and
Delegate, ALP National Conference 1986, 1990, Strathfield.
Four Day Weather Forecast for Norfolk Island
Current Saturday 15th December
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Min: 20 Max: 24 Min: 19 Max: 24
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Min: 20 Max: 24 Min: 19 Max: 24
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New Tourism Awards
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Dino’s qualified for the grand award by winning
the Formal Dining Category ahead of joint runners
up The Garrison Restaurant and Hilli’s Restaurant &
Wine Bar in Burnt Pine township. A stylish new Burnt
Pine coffee shop, The Olive, took out the casual dining
The award for accommodation up to 10 units went
to the 5 star-rated Christians of Bucks Point, which
squeezed in ahead of Forrester Court Cliff Top Cottages,
three stylish apartments occupying one of the most
stunning sites on the island. Christians of Bucks Point
is a charming self-contained, three-bedroom house set
in a traditional Norfolk Island garden and operated
by a fifth-generation islander descended from Bounty
mutineer Fletcher Christian and his Tahitian wife.
Other key winners are the island’s first winery,
Two Chimneys Wines in the Tourism Support
category; The Cyclorama, a stunning 360º
painting depicting Norfolk Island’s settlement by
descendents of the Bounty mutiny from Pitcairn
Island in the Environment, History and Heritage
segment; Tropical Adventures Norfolk, a sea
kayaking and mountain bike operator focusing on
soft adventure for the adventure and Baby Boomer
markets in the Tour and Activities category; and
the increasingly popular Norfolk Island Country
Music Festival in the Festival and Events section
Independent judges were flown in from
Australia’s main tourism markets of Australia
and New Zealand to judge
the awards, which Norfolk NORFOLK ISLAND TOURISM AWARDS RESULTS 2007
Island Tourism Awards
Committee Chairman CATEGORY WINNER RUNNER-UP SPECIAL MENTION
David Buffett described as 1. Environment History Cyclorama Pitcairn Settlers -
and Heritage Village
being essential to help the 2. Tour and Activities Tropical Adventures Norfolk Island Norfolk Touring
island flourish as a holiday Norfolk Museum
destination. 3. Marketing and Norfolk Online The Travel Centre -
“The judges were asked Promotion
to not only award points for 4. Festival or Event Norfolk Island Country
operational excellence but 5. Food and Beverage – The Olive Café Tempo Golden Orb Bookshop
also assess the way each Casual Dining and Cafe
candidate was working with 6. Food and Beverage – Dino’s at Bumboras Hilli’s Restaurant -
the Government’s five year Formal Dining The Garrison
tourism strategy to attract 7. Accommodation to 10 Christian’s of Bucks Forrester Court -
more young people and units Point
baby boomers to the island,” 8. Accommodation 11 to Daydreamer Holiday - -
Mr Buffett said. 35 units Apartments
Shown on the front page 9. Accommodation 35 + South Pacific Resort
are Dino’s Restaurant’s 10. Retail Jendi Boutique Norfolk Island Fashion at Beadsley
Dean Bosley and Helen Liqueurs BJ’s Jewellers
Bartholomew receiving the 11. New Business or Eco Escapes Cascade Joinery -
Award for Excellence Across New Owner
12. Tourism Support Two Chimneys Winery NoW Media Norfolk Island Cottage
all Tourism Categories from Services Pottery
sponsor Norfolk Air Chief 13. Transport Services Borry’s Rental Cars Transam Argosy -
Executive Officer Ewan Excellence Across All Dino’s at Bumbora Chosen from the
Wilson are Categories above categories
14. Customer Service Joint winners - Megan
MG Media Award Christian of Bounty
Communications Excursions and Sue
Buffett of Norfolk Island
Photo: Jo Snell, Tourism
15. Tourism Ministers’ Marie Bailey
Greenways Press Award for Contribution to
Norfolk Island Tourism
Happy Festive Season
Bountiful New Year
from A big
to all those involved in the
Norfolk Island Tourism Awards,
especially our major sponsors
NorfolkAir and Borry’s Rental Cars
Well done to Norfolk Island Tourism,
The Awards Team, Governor’s Lodge
and all the other applicants.
It was a great night!
To our fabulous staﬀ and suppliers
who are a huge part of our success
and to all of you out there who have
supported us and recommended us
to others. We thank you sincerely.
Special thanks to ‘the crew’ for being
Open from 5.30 every evening there for us from the start.
except Wednesday and Sunday
Lastly we would like to congratulate
Marie Bailey for her initiative and
Bookings available for bravery pioneering Tourism on
Norfolk. Well done Marie.
Christmas Lunch Thanks for us, Helen and Dean...
New Years Eve
Ph : 24225
Bumbroas Road ~ Norfolk Island
Renewable energy initiative
Minister for Finance Neville Christian said today The Office of the Administrator will be
that the Norfolk Island Government was pleased closed over the Christmas period from Monday
to announce an initiative to promote the use of 24 – Friday 28 December 2007 inclusive.
renewable energy. Mr Christian said that subject to Urgent matters including passport or
Ministerial approval, solar or wind powered devices immigration matters can be directed to Owen
that produce mains quality electricity for household Walsh on mobile numbers 50001 or Anne Wright
or business consumption and have no internal storage on 50002.
capacity, may be fitted with an appropriate two-way The Office of the Administrator takes this
electronic meter to feed excess electricity back into opportunity to wish the community a very Happy
the Administration power grid. The effect will be that Christmas and New Year.”
the consumer will be billed for net electricity use after
allowance for power fed back into the grid.
Anyone interested in taking advantage of this
opportunity should write, setting out their proposal,
Minister for Finance
Old Military Barracks
Mr Christian said that electricity consumers
should also be aware that they might qualify for a
Commonwealth Government grant to assist with
offsetting the capital cost of installing renewable
electricity generation equipment. Enquiries on
subsidies should be directed to the Office of the
Administrator at Kingston or on 22152.
Minister for Finance
14th December 2007
The Opportunity Shop
wishes all its customers a happy, holy
Christmas and New Year.
We will be closed from 17 December 2007 and
will reopen on 14 January 2008.
For emergency help please contact
Bev on 22382, Robyn on 22815
or Elaine on 24413.
Government acts on diesel price
Minister for Finance Neville Christian said today
that the Norfolk Island Government was very conscious
of the effect of escalating fuel prices on the cost of
generating electricity in Norfolk Island.
Mr Christian said that in an attempt to stabilise diesel
fuel prices the Government has decided to participate
in the Commonwealth Bank Diesel Index Cap, which
is a form of insurance offered to small consumers of
diesel fuel who wish to hedge against the risk of future
price rises. He said that the Diesel Index Cap covers
the period from 2 January 2008 to 30 June 2008 and is
G ive your friend or loved one
blissful ‘time out’ after a busy
available for purchase in six monthly blocks.
The Minister said that the Administration of Festive Season.
Norfolk Island had insured 1.25 million litres of
diesel at an agreed strike price per litre based on the Gift Vouchers for a
Platts Singapore Gasoil 0.5% swap price in Australian 30 or 60 minute
Dollars that was determined on 12th December 2007.
If the average monthly diesel index is higher than the Massage or Reiki
strike price, the bank will refund the difference to with
the Administration. In effect, the Administration will
be protected against excessive rises in the price of Kathy LeCren
diesel, while nothing in the arrangement will prevent are available now from
it benefitting from price falls.
Mr Christian said that the Diesel Index Cap does Broadwalk in Burnt Pine
not provide protection against increased government
charges in Singapore or Noumea, greater transportation Best wishes for a blessed and
costs or variations in wholesale or retail margins. Christmas and a happy,
Neville Christian, Minister for Finance healthy New Year
14th December 2007
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New Airline Contact Centre set
to open in Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Tourism
Norfolk Island Minister for Finance Hon Neville
Christian and Norfolk Air Chief Executive Ewan
Wilson hosted drinks for industry partners on Tuesday Minister for Tourism
11 December to mark the imminent transfer of the HON Geoff Gardner MLA
Norfolk Air call centre to the Island. Mr Wilson
announced that call centre staff had been recruited Board Members
and were undergoing training. He expected that the Wally, Morgan, Matt, Nadia, Ian, Marion
Norfolk Air Contact Centre would open for business
in Burnt Pine on 17 December. Mr Wilson introduced General Manager
the following new staff to those present: Steve McInnes
Contact Centre Supervisor: Leanne Schmitz
VIC & Aiport Staff
Reservations Supervisor: Joyce Judd
Sue, Tania, Jacqui, Stacey, Kelly, Genna &
Reservations Agent: Bekky Meers
Reservations Agent: Brent Adams
Norfolk Air has also engaged new airport supervisors
to provide customer service at Australian airports. Would like to wish everyone on
Nicky Jones will be Airport Supervisor for Sydney Norfolk Island
and Newcastle and Kim Seagrave will fill a similar
role in Brisbane. Mr Wilson said that Norfolk Air
had made these appointments to enhance information A Very Merry Christmas
and support services for passengers, particularly at
checking counters. and a
Minister Christian spoke to the gathering, outlining
the vision and achievements of Norfolk Air:
“Norfolk Air has come a long way in the two and
Safe and Happy
a half years we have been operating. The Airline was
born out of necessity when no commercial carrier
was prepared to fill the void created by the demise of
Great range of exclusive
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Max’s is pleased to oﬀer a
10% discount store-wide
to all locals during the week 17th - 24th December!
New Airline Contact Centre - continued business management together with their tourism
I am the third Minister to have responsibility for the marketing techniques. When all is said and done the
airline since its creation and I pay a special tribute to final decision is in the eye the judges, so back to the
the previous Ministers, Geoff Gardner, Vicky Jack and drawing board for 2008.
David Buffett, who were ably assisted by an airline Once again, congratulations.
working group consisting of Steve Mathews, Peter Yours truly
Maywald, Ron Nobbs, Tim Sheridan, Steve McInnes Maureen King - “The Boss”
and myself with assistance from Vince Reeves. New Kids on The Block
It is with immense pride that I, on behalf of the
Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the airline
administrative team consisting of Ewan Wilson and
Becky Nobbs, welcome you here this afternoon to
meet our new Norfolk Air personnel and inspect the
Contact Centre facilities.
Hazel Myrea Clarke
16.2.1940 - 14.12.2005
In the early days almost every aspect of operating
Hazel with the hazel eyes
the airline was outsourced. Today, under the expert
Died this day in 2005
guidance of Ewan Wilson, we are relocating to Norfolk
Called Mum, Love, Hazelnut
Island all aspects of running the airline which can be
and some other names I can’t repeat
successfully conducted from Norfolk Island.
Loved by us all
In short, we have taken responsibility for our destiny,
And sadly missed
and I must say the future of the airline is looking rosy.
Resting now, in long deserved peace.
It is our policy to leverage every economic benefit
available to Norfolk Island as a result of Norfolk
Island being the airline’s operating hub. I will now
offer some specific information.
• Norfolk Air expects sales in the 2008 year to Hot stone Massage
exceed $20 million. We expect to deliver 32,000 Waxing
visitors into Norfolk Island from our Australian
Facials and more...
• We will pay in excess of $2.5 million in airport
landing fees. ������������� Mon - Fri from 9am
Wednesday late night
• Passengers that we transport will contribute
$950,000 in departure fees.
Phone: 23524 by appointment
Every second Saturday
• We will pay on-island agents $400,000 in Now In The Village. (next door to The Olive)
commissions and when we combine Cabin Crew,
Engineer and Pilot accommodation, Airline Your favourite Christmas
Management, Contact Centre operations and pampering packages are here again!
flight catering, a further $1.6 million will be
injected into the local economy.
Once again, considering that two and a half years Yummy Mummy - take care of the one who
ago we did not exist, the results to date have been takes care of you! Indulge your mum in a deluxe
nothing short of spectacular”. Hot Stone Massage and a 30 minute Deep Cleanse
14 December 2007 Facial........................................................ $80.00
For The Boys - or for all those hard working
Stop Press - Letter to the Editor fellas! Includes 30 minute Hot Stone Massage
Dear Sir and 15 minute neck and shoulder Pressure Points
What a fantastic evening was had by all who
Massage... ............................................... $50.00
attended the Norfolk Island Tourism Award 2007
Gala Dinner and presentation at Governors Lodge last
Monday. The hospitality service given by all the staff Deluxe Hot Stone Massage - buy a
was nothing less that professional, added to which Christmas voucher for a deluxe Hot Stone Massage
the dinner was superbly presented and was certainly and reward yourself with a complimentary 30
enjoyed by all the guests.
Congratulations to the Tourism Award Committee minute Hot Stone Massage... ................... $35.00
Members on the well organised manner in which the
official presentation of the awards took place. A very Wishing my wonderful clients and everybody
good beginning to what is hoped to become an major a glorious Christmas and may 2008 bring all
annual event recognising the true worth of all we who your hopes and dreams true.
are involved in tourism.
The formal evening’s presentation of awards was of
course the highlight of the evening and congratulations
to all the winners. Those who were not selected can
Merry Christmas from Susan and the boys.
be justly proud of their entrepreneurial skills and
New Year’s Eve
The Brew ery
ill be till
Drink tickets sold at
Entry by gold coin
donation for U17’s
See you there!!
As can be seen from the
above photos, and despite
the wet weather and delayed
planes, both locals and visitors
took advantage of the inaugural
“Shop Fest” to snap up some
great bargains and Christmas
Held in the marquee next
to Rawson Hall and operating
from Tuesday, 11th to Friday,
14th December the attendance
We spoke to a number of the
stall holders who participated,
and while there was praise for
the “Shop Fest” organising
committee, some were of the
opinion that some ‘fine tuning’
would result in the 2008
“Shop Fest” being bigger and
The organising committee would like to extend a
huge ‘thank you’ to the following:-
• All the stall holders who participated Summer Special
• Tania from the Tourist Bureau for all her
• Warren Langman of ‘Diamonds Exclusive’ for
his very generous donation
• Norfolk Air for the contribution of shopping
• Laurie Christian for security
• Jim Webb from the Lions Club for assistance with
• Volunteer entertainers for donating their time to
create an amazing atmosphere
• Junior Netball for your wonderful gift wrapping
• Se Moosa Bus, Banyan Park Play Centre and Jo
Jenkins for food and drinks
• Jamie Edward for overnight security and
everything you have done above and beyond the
call of duty
• and finally, to all who came to the Marquee to
support this new venture.
Until next year...
“Shop Fest ‘07” Organising Committee.
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Our K-2 students
have been doing us
proud by performing
Christmas Carols this
week at Government
House and at the
Congratulations to all
of the children involved
and to their teachers.
Thanks also the staff
at the two venues for
making our students feel
are underway for the
Evening on Tuesday. A rehearsal will be held at
8:50am on Tuesday at Rawson Hall and all students
who are receiving awards and the choir students are
asked to make their own way to the hall. Students
without vehicles will be bussed to school at the end of
the rehearsal. Community are reminded of a 6:30pm
Also next week is the postponed Christmas Concert
to be held on Monday afternoon commencing with a
picnic at 5:30pm and performances at 6:30pm. A great
deal of effort and preparation has gone into this and I
know that the children are looking forward to it. Let’s
hope that weather permitting; we can have a wonderful JANUARY 2008
�KIDS CLUB – JAN 2008�
evening on Monday.
Today was Mrs Jenny Gow’s last day as Canteen BOUNTY EXCURSIONS����������
Operator and on behalf of students and staff I would NORF’K KIDS CLUB for Jan ‘08.
like to sincerely thank Jenny for her excellent work
and the beautiful food that she has provided. We wish ����� LOTS OF FUN!
her well with her future endeavours. Dynamic inside + outside activities.
Canteen operations in 2008 will be taken over by ����� 9am-4pm Mon – Fri
Mrs Tosca Quintal and Ms Kellie Richards. We are
looking forward to having them on board next year. Mon 7th Jan. to Fri 18th Jan. 2008
Prior to that however, they will be supplying lunches ���� Children 5 to 12 years
through the Se Moosa Bus next week. ����� $125 per week or FAMILY PASS
Well done to Mrs Nicki Beadman for her (send a different kid each day!)
organisation of the Year 6 Transition Day on Thursday.
From all reports, the students had a wonderful time �������� Taan Grube, Kath King,
and obtained a great deal of valuable information on Les Quintal (and helpers)
the day. It was also nice to have so many parents in ��������������������������
attendance. Thanks also to Mrs Bev Cooke, Mrs Ro
Shaw, Mr Chris Randle, Mr Nigel Hawkins, Mr Elliot �������������������������������������
Leighton, Mr David Mayo and Mrs Chris Hawkins. For more info �������������
Well done also to Joel Shepherd, Blake O’Hara and ����������������������������
Finally, a reminder about our final P&C Meeting of � RING BOUNTY �
the Year to be held next Wednesday evening at 7pm in
the staff common room.
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Frank Stanton, Principal to register your child ASAP!
Exp ressions t
Christ mas Gif
An Artist’s life for
This was the overwhelming
emotion I sensed this week
when interviewing Brenda
Tolhurst, Charlotte Brits,
Daphne Ellwood, Margaret
Given, Pamela Franch, Rae
McKeown, Anne Kingsley,
Jill Stevenson, Rebecca Lynn,
Martin Searle and Dorothy
Mead out at “Tradewids”
Country Cottages, Steele’s
This group of happy visitors
who are here on a “Norfolk
Art Week”, are some of the
students from the Tony Clarke
Fine Art School in Pakuranga,
Tony, who has been
painting since the age of 14,
is a professional artist and apart from exhibitions Tony and his wife are staying on for an extra week
throughout New Zealand, he also exhibits with the to have a break. They are to be joined this week-end
Wilcox Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. by their son Joshua and Mary-Anne’s parents, Mr. and
He told me that this is the second visit of the group Mrs. McVey.
and this year they have been joined by two others. Our picture shows the Norfolk Art group on the
“The idea is to give people a taste of drawing outside verandah of “Tradewinds” and already they are asking
and to also work on local subjects which they can look Tony and Mary-Anne to organise another Art Week
at what they are drawing instead of just working from during 2008.
photos. We also do work from photographs of the - Tom.
images that we have taken here” he said.
Another objective of the trip is to give people a taste
of working in a really tranquil environment which
“Tradewinds” is tailor-made. This island has got such
fantastic things to draw and then there’s the shopping
- so what more could you want!
The group’s daily itinerary usually consists of a
morning session in the studio (the Tradewind’s transit Ocean Blue
lounge) and then they have an outside session in the
afternoon, where they draw and sketch from life. “We +
just drive around the island in the mini-bus, find a nice
spot, then draw and have lots of fun”.
The present group consists of people who are
“Food to Go”
reasonably young and some of whom are in their
eighties. For some, painting is just a serious hobby,
but some of Tony’s students sell their work.
He went on to say “there are a lot of people who
like to study art and when you look at this age group,
they are people who have raised their families, always
wanted to do art but never had the time. Once they’re
retired or semi-retired, they come and start enjoying
their art work which is like a new world for them”. TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER
One of the ladies to whom I spoke, told me that she
had never drawn before, and didin’t think she could 9.30am - 11.30am
draw. However, thanks to Tony’s art tuition system,
which he has developed over the last 8 years for both Opening Days Tuesday to Friday
adults and young people, she is now a competent
artist. “I have a set method and I enjoy the chalenge of
helping artists achieve their goals” he said. Ocean Blue Evenings as normal.
Unlike, Art Centres, which are sponsored by local 5.30pm - 8.00pm.
councils and receive council funding, Ton’y Art
School, which he runs with his wife, Mary-Anne, is
totally independent. Middlegate • Ph: 23115
by Terrence Grube at NIO. George and Eddie made
a truly charitable gesture by promptly donated their
winnings back to IT2, to be divided equally between
the 8 community organisations. Good on you guys
and many thanks!
Coming in at second place were Matt Bigg and
Trina Shepherd who were paired up with St Johns
Ambulance. Trina took the initiative of placing a
voting box at the Olive and her staunch supporters
did not let her down. Consequently, they kept up the
challenge for first with Eddie and George (although
neither couple were aware of the race :O) and as such
managed to raise a staggering $1834.65. This couple
took home the second prize of $200 donated by the
Third Place winners were Maree Mackie and Shane
It Takes Two - 2007 McCoy. A bit of history on this couple: Kim Davies
IT2 for 2007 has come to an end and and the general was initially set to be Maree’s partner but he ended
consensus was that IT2 was one of the best events held up being “The Band” due to some reshuffling prior to
at the RSL in years. We won’t bore you with a blow the event. As such we were missing one male mentor.
by blow replay of the nights events, as anyone who Kim invited Shane for a drink at the RSL one night
wasn’t there on the night is likely to have seen it (or and next thing, Shane found himself in the middle
may still see it – Monday at 7pm) on TVN. However, of our first IT2 meeting, paired up with Maree and
we will go over a few key events from the night. committed to the competition for the next 8 weeks!
The WINNER IS: We are mighty glad he got involved as he and Maree
George Douran and Eddie Miritana took out the title made a great (and popular) couple and their saga of
of IT2 Champions for 2007. After weeks of practice Johnny and June proved an entertaining storyline
and fundraising the couple raised a mammoth amount for the IT2 show to follow. Their supporters loved
of $2332.58 for their community organisation Norfolk them enough to contribute $1157.53 to an unknown
Island Youth Netball. They also were the recipients community organisation that turned out to be the
of a first prize of $500 that was generously donated (continued overleaf)
Christm as Gift Ideas
Leather Belts Trendy Caps
Diamond Sharpeners Piggy Banks
PLACE Fishing Lures LED Torches
Scented Candles Photo Frames
Ceramic Nail Files Placemat Sets
Under $30! Under $50! Under $100!
Salt and Pepper Grinders Electronic Salt and Pepper Mills Cutlery Sets
Kitchen Scissors Fishing Rod and Reel Combos Market Umbrellas
Watches Top Quality Frypans Sheet Sets
Diamond Knife Sharpeners Eski Bags Suitcases
Rechargeable Torches Stainless Bread Bin Dinner Sets
Shimano Shirts Toasted Sandwich Maker Storage Chests
Coffee Plungers Multi Photo Frames Coffee Makers
Lots of Jewellery Wall Clocks Fairy Floss Makers
Beach Towels Ice Bucket Set Baccarat Corkscrews
Petes Place or NIBS Gift Vouchers
IT2 - continued
Quota Club. Maree and
Shane were rewarded for
all their hard work when
they received the 3rd
prize of $100 donated by
In forth place were Bugs
Robertson and Alison
Ryves, having raised
a whopping $1060.18
for their community
organisation Banyan Park
Playcentre. Not only did
they take home a prize of
$50 donated by the Golf
Pro Shop, they were also
given the “Judges Choice”
award (a sea kayak
adventure and lunch for 2
donated by Pete Cassidy)
when the judges declared
them to be their favourite
duo from the whole IT2 series (closely followed by
Gail and Jimbo). Bugs and Alison were also nominated
to perform for their fans at the Norfolk Island Tourism
Awards on Monday night and received RAVE reviews.
I think we have launched a star duo!!!
Fifth place was awarded to our Wild Card return
entry into the Grand Final Jimbo Tavener and Gail
Nola. They certainly managed to shake the house on
every occasion with Jimbo’s assortment of funny wigs
and comical moves. Although Jimbo said Lexi was
horrified – the rest of us loved it so perhaps an encore
may be required in the not too distant future. Gail and
Jimbo were certainly favourites in the eyes of both the
public and the judges. We only wish we had gotten to
see the second song they had prepared for the night! entry was incredibly entertaining and a snapshot of
Jimbo and Gail raised $962.75 for their community what we can expect in IT2 2008!
Organisation the Letl Salan Parents Group. As well as the commitment and effort from the
Having been eliminated in the previous show, the contestants we also must thank the other talented people
remaining couples were able to relax and enjoy the who contributed to the success of IT2. Firstly, Andre
evening without the stress of having to perform. In was not only involved in the initial brainstorming
sixth place were the popular Brandt and Leanne raising sessions when IT2 was in its infancy, but he was also
an amazing $887.55 for their community organization in charge of the tech side of the show. Even from
White Oaks. Chris and Shorty came in next having the other side of the world he was able to continue
raised a marvelous $813.10 for Community Arts. helping us out. Andre also managed to convince Mick
Then we had the stunningly beautiful Cristina and Donahoe to assist us as our lead Techie and Mick spent
Reubz raising a spectacular $803.40 for the Volunteer many hours slaving and sweating away to make sure
Rescue Squad. (continued overleaf)
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IT2 - continued
everything was just right. The technology involved
in the ‘Green Room’ setup downstairs was a huge first
for Norfolk and the boys’ professionalism ensured
there were minimal technical hitches.
Next we need to thank Kim Davies aka “The Band”.
Kim gave up hours of his time during the shows as
well as rehearsing at the club with the performers. He
also arranged other time slots to enable those who felt
they needed it, time to practice further. He calmed
many nerves throughout the series and we appreciate
his help immensely.
The judges were specifically chosen to provide a mix
of personalities that would both provide entertainment
as well as support to the contestants, although not
necessarily all at the same time. Kim Friend was our
Red Symons and took the less popular role of the nasty
judge, which he played beautifully. To those in the
audience who cringed when he spoke, please forgive
him and remember that it was only a show and he was
playing a role. As he kept reminding us, he does have
feelings, so please stop sending him death threats.
Tanya was selected for her sweet caring nature and her
knowledge of music. She was our Marina Pryor and show, Delwyn Telfar (St Johns) each night as the
also played the part perfectly. She survived the series runner for the contestants, judges, techies and camera
without being lured to the dark side by Kim Friend. crew, the netball girls with setup (especially for the
Brent was the VL2NI muso specialist, who stepped up Grandfinal where they turned the stage into party
to the plate, took a swing and then took off running. heaven) and also the kids room for the second show
Chosen for his quick wit, he didn’t let us down! These and Wendy for her help pandering to the judges needs
guys were a huge part of the success of the show and and helping keep score.
deserve a lot of thanks on our behalf. Jo and Jonno from Greenways and Gaelene, Wally
Nicki Beadman and Thommo, our greenroom and Alison from the Norfolk Window got our show
correspondents, did a great job keeping the vibe out there into the public arena. Each week the Norfolk
downstairs at a high and transferring the information Islander and the Window ran an ad or article about the
to the clubroom upstairs. Thommo behind the show and each of the papers had photographers at the
camera spent many hours at home collating the DVD ready to capture images, which they have passed onto
presentations that preceded the second and third us for perpetuity.
shows, and Nicki in front had the all-important role of We approached a few businesses this year regarding
numbing the sting of the judges’ comments and scores. sponsorship for the show and most were forthcoming
You guys did a fabulous job. with great prizes, or food for our contestants and the
The cameramen and TVN, Chris Ciantar, Ken and like. We are grateful to NIO, Norfolk Island RSL,
Barbara Nobbs spent hours of their time filming the Greenways, Radio Norfolk, Diamonds Exclusive,
event and then editing it so that the wider Norfolk Cameralines, The Patisserie, Latitude 29, The Olive,
community could also be involved in the show. This Foodlands, TVN, Golf Pro Shop, Evans Palm Seed,
enabled more people to be aware of the show and to Island Impressions, The Bounty Centre, Norfolk
vote for their contestants and consequently raise more Tropical Adventures and Burnt Pine Travel for their
money. We are also thinking of compiling a best of contributions.
DVD of the show so if you would like to purchase a It seems that IT2, at least for the time being, is here
copy please send an email to email@example.com to stay and there is already talk of the show next year.
to register your interest. Please note – this will only We have had people coming forward to nominate
occur if there is enough interest to make this a viable themselves or others as performers or mentors and we
option. are now taking a list of names so that next year when it
The RSL – must say I’m glad I’m not the cleaner comes closer to the time all we need to do is approach
after the nights we had there, with record numbers for them. Also we are looking for sponsors for next year’s
the opening show and only marginally smaller numbers event so for those businesses out there that are keen to
for the following two. The bar staff refined their be involved we would be happy to hear from you.
system and kept the patrons happy, with Terrence and Lastly, we would like to thank the community of
Ashley liasing with us to help maintain the integrity of Norfolk for your amazing support, especially so close
the club whilst promoting the show at the same time. to Christmas. Your contributions helped us raise a total
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! of $9952, which will go a long way towards helping
The helpers from the Community Organisations 8 very worthy community organizations achieve
– Anne Wright (Quota) and her ladies at the door, their goals. We will be presenting the Community
Damian Snell (VRA) with his assistance setting up Organisations with their cheques this week. We look
each week, and with the running around during the forward to seeing yorlye next year at IT2 2008!!
Santa makes a trial
run to Norfolk
With the island covered with
fog, and an Ozjet flight diverted
to Noumea, Santa Claus had to
make an unannounced trial run
to the island this week.
Led by Rudolph, the famous
red-nosed reindeer, he and the
others - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer,
Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner
and Blitzen - made good time
on their journey from the North
Pole. They were able to land
safely on the roof of “Beauty and
More” right in the heart of Burnt
Pine on Wednesday morning,
In spite of the noise the reindeers were making on
the roof, Mr. Claus, who was feeling the heat in his A Musical Christmas treat at
distinctive red suit, explained to a spokesman from the St. Barnabas Chapel
group of excited 4-year olds from the Banyan Park Lovers of fine music are in for a special Christmas
Playcentre, that the weather conditions had made this treat at St. Barnabas Chapel on Saturday, 22nd
trip necessary. He explained that Norfolk Island was December, Sunday, 23rd December and Monday 24th
one of the smallest places he had to visit on Christmas December.
Eve. “I had to make sure I could find not only the Commencing at 2.30 p.m. each day, you will be able
children’s houses, but more importantly, we had to to listen to the inspiring music of Handel’s Messiah
make sure that Rudolph could find the island in the played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
dark” he said.
During his brief stay on the island, Santa Claus This will be an opportunity for you to relax from the
spoke to each of the Banyan Park Play Centre children commercial hustle and bustle, even if for only half an
and gave each one a small gift. He asked if he could hour, and get the real message of Christmas back into
have a photograph taken with each child so he could perspective.
recognise them when he returned on Christmas Eve. There is no charge - this is an invitation for you
After thanking all the children for coming to see to come and sit quietly in the peaceful atmosphere of
him, Mr. Claus and the reindeer were able to take St. Barnabas Chapel and just enjoy Handel’s famous
advantage of a break in the weather and, with a merry oratorio.
Ho, Ho, Ho, he and the reindeer-drawn sleigh were
last seen streaking over the Bi-Centennial Oval on Community Carols by
their way back to the North Pole.
After all that excitement, the children had their Candlelight
lunch on the oval and then played in the Lions Park. By kind permission of the Acting Administrator Mr.
Prior to the unexpected arrival of Santa Claus and Owen Walsh and Mrs. Bianca Walsh, the Community
his famous team of reindeers, the 19 Banyan Park Carols by Candlelight will be held in the grounds of
children had been treated to some other unexpected Government House, Kingston, next Wednesday, 19th
delights. December commencing at 7.30 p.m.
• They had been to the Philatelic Department where As usual Candles and song sheets will be available
they were able to see the island’s new Christmas by donation. Dr. Gary Mitchell’s “Mukinge Hospital
stamps being placed on the Christmas cards which Fund in Zambia” will be the beneficiary of funds
they had written to one another; raised.
• They then had a story read to them in the Post Office The gates of Government House will be open from
by Damien while Kathy stamped their cards; 6.00 p.m. for those wishing to enjoy a family picnic.
• Then to the Bi-centenary Centre to enjoy some If you would like further information please contact
tasty cup cakes which had been kindly provided by Eric Craig on phone 22433 or Donald Reynolds on
the Post Office staff. phone 22249.
We have received the following note from the
Banyan Park children who wish to thank - the Philatelic
Bureau and Post Office staff, “Beauty ‘n More”,
Patricia and Martyn Haymes, Shirley Henderson and
of course, Santa Claus and his team of reindeer for
taking time out of their busy schedule to ensure that TOMORROW - SUNDAY
they could find Norfolk Island on Christmas Eve. SILKY OAKS STABLES - 12pm start
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New Zealand Herald
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5:00AM Monday December 10, 2007
By James Ihaka
A skipper who sparked a massive search and rescue
operation after failing to turn on his ship’s radio
will pay nothing towards the operation, which cost
taxpayers $40,000 for the use of one plane alone.
The 28m steel-hulled schooner Alvei left Vanuatu
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Christmas Giving One cat can hunt over an area of one kilometre in
Small, cute, cuddly pets make very appealing gifts every direction from its home. No wonder a people
for children and older people. Each Christmas, many are commenting that there are fewer white terns these
people are presented with a kitten or puppy as an days. A walk through any of their breeding sites will
unexpected present. A pet as a gift, is a present that reveal the toll of cat slaughter that occurs annually.
keeps on giving, year after year, bringing love and Here, the only prey for dumped cats is our birds,
pleasure to the receiver, providing it was wanted in their eggs and chicks, and the more difficult to catch
the first place. rodents.
A friend’s small children were given two tiny kittens While recognising the desirability of keeping
that became much loved additions to the family. Loved rodents down around the house and farm it is important
and well cared for, these kittens grew into adult cats. that the attitude to cat ownership moves into a more
The family had these cats vaccinated, neutered and realistic phase if we are to continue enjoying the sights
regularly checked by the local vet. and sounds of our beautiful nesting seabirds as well as
This good life, together with a healthy diet led to a the seven species of forest bird that are unique to this
long happy life for both cats. In fact, between them island.
they lived a total of 35 years. In many places it has become necessary to introduce
The original gift of these two little kittens cost legislation requiring cats be registered and confined to
nothing for the giver, but let’s consider what the actual their own property, due to the assault on local wildlife.
cost of the gift was. Your cat is just as much a hunter as the feral that fights
Food, vet bills, etc. over an average cat’s life span, with it and causes injury, abscesses, unwanted kittens
costs approximately $1-$1.50 per day, possibly more. and even death. It is possible to have your cat and
Cats are relatively cheap to keep, right? wildlife too. To protect your cat from the assaults
Over 35 years, these cats cost their owners in the of the neighbourhood ferals, and also keep it from
vicinity of a staggering $19,000. doing damage to the wildlife itself, there are excellent
Would you give a friend’s children a gift worth systems available that allow your cat the run of the
over $19,000.00? Bet you wouldn’t. Would you house, and a protected area in the yard, keeping down
accept a gift that was going to cost you that amount? your rodent population but not roaming free about the
It’s unlikely. But every year, such costly presents are island.
given, worldwide. Please consider the big picture before giving cats as
Some of these kittens are lucky, like the two in our presents, and before taking home that cute bundle of
true story, but many are rejected after they lose their furry purrs that you just can’t resist. Are you prepared
cute kitten looks, and the family begins to realise what to bear the long-term costs that this new family
an expensive present it has received. At the end of the member brings? Are you prepared to be responsible
holiday season, many unwanted Christmas gifts are for preventing its effect on the island’s wildlife by
taken to refuges, or simply dumped. Cats have a right having it neutered and kept within your property?
to survive in whatever conditions they find themselves. If you have a problem with feral cats in your area, a
Birds, small mammals, lizards and the like are a natural cat or kitten that needs a new home, or any other cat-
choice for hungry cats. One female cat can produce related problem, or would like to know more about
250 kittens in a breeding life of ten years. With only the systems available for containing your cat within
50% of her kittens being female, (175) each being your property, please contact the Norfolk Island Cat
able to produce another 250 kittens in its breeding Welfare and Wildlife Protection Association at
life, there is a real possibility of an extra 43,750 phone 23237. We can help.
cats added to the environment over the following (WANT TO HELP US?, an easy way is to buy
20 years from a single cat. This does not include a tin of cat food and place it in the donation bin
the progeny from the third and later generations of outside the Foodlands checkouts. This food is
kittens which can begin to reproduce at less than 6 used to alleviate the costs incurred in caring for
months of age. The sums are mind boggling. abandoned cats and kittens and is received with
Worldwide, feral cats are an ever-increasing our heartfelt thanks!)
problem. Here on Norfolk Island, the situation is We wish everyone on the island a Happy, Healthy
intensified given the small area of the island and the Christmas and a Wonderful year in 2008, from all the
ever-increasing numbers of feral cats in every part. members of the Cat Welfare and Wildlife Protection
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As a community group we meet and are available
for community consultation and open discussion
on Saturday at 12 noon until 1pm and again on
Thursday at 5pm – 5.55pm in the Board Room of
the Norfolk Island Professional Service (Upstairs
in the Foodlands Mall). Some of our discussions
are on carbon emission trading, developing a
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concerns for the burning of medical waste in
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4 TOURIST ACCOMMODATION ACT 1984
– PROPOSED TRANSFER OF TOURIST
ACCOMMODATION UNITS FROM “AUNT
EM’S GUEST HOUSE” TO “ENDEAVOUR
LODGE” Mr Gardner, Minister for Tourism
and Health, to move - THAT for the purposes of
The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Hon Lisle Section 15A of the Tourist Accommodation Act
Snell MLA, has advised that the following matters will 1984 this House resolves that the registration of
be dealt with at the sitting of the Legislative Assembly three tourist accommodation units from the tourist
to be held on Wednesday 19 December 2007: accommodation house known as “Aunt Em’s
2 PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT ACT Guest House” may be transferred from the place
2000 - RE-APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER described in its current instrument of registration
OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD to portion 57d2, being the tourist accommodation
Mr Nobbs, Chief Minister, to move - THAT this house known as “Endeavour Lodge”, subject to
House in accordance with subsection 10(1)(a) compliance with the following conditions æ
of the Public Sector Management Act 2000, 1. Application for approval of change of
recommends that the responsible executive ownership of the tourist accommodation
member re-appoint John Robert Hughes as a house must be made in accordance with all
member of the Public Service Board for the applicable statutory requirements after the
period 22 December 2007 to 21 December 2009 executive member’s approval of the transfer
under section 15A(2) in accordance with
3 ROADSIDE BREATH TESTING Mrs Jack, this resolution.
Minister for the Environment, Education and 2. The premises to which registration is transferred
Social Welfare, to move – THAT this House must æ
requests the responsible executive member to (a) comply with statutory requirements for
bring forward legislation to amend the Road the ownership and operation of tourist
Traffic Act 1982 to provide that a police officer accommodation;
who has reasonable cause to suspect that a vehicle (b) comply with statutory planning and
is being driven by a person under the influence building requirements for the siting and
of alcohol may require the driver to submit to a construction of tourist accommodation;
roadside breath test (c) must be constructed and maintained
to a minimum 4 Star standard under
applicable Norfolk Island tourist
TO MEMBERS OF THE NI HEALTHCARE FUND
Members are reminded that accidents or illness that started or occurred overseas (including
Australia and New Zealand) are NOT covered by the Healthcare Fund for treatment of that
accident or illness overseas.
IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT THAT MEMBERS
PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE
WHEN VISITING THE MAINLAND
Members referred off island for treatment will be covered by the Healthcare fund for the
condition for which they were referred - but no other unrelated illnesses or accidents
that started or occurred overseas, therefore it is recommended that you purchase travel
Notice Paper - continued 1. Application for approval of change of
accommodation grading standards; and ownership of the tourist accommodation
(d) that the relevant planning approval house must be made in accordance with
must be obtained within 12 months of all applicable statutory requirements after
the transfer approval the executive member’s approval of the
transfer under section 15A(2) in accordance
5 TOURIST ACCOMMODATION ACT 1984
with this resolution.
– PROPOSED TRANSFER OF TOURIST
2. The premises to which registration is
ACCOMMODATION UNITS FROM “AUNT
transferred must -
EM’S GUEST HOUSE” TO “ALL SEASONS
(a) comply with statutory requirements
COLONIAL NORFOLK ISLAND” Mr
for the ownership and operation of
Gardner, Minister for Tourism and Health,
to move - THAT for the purposes of Section
(b) comply with statutory planning
15A of the Tourist Accommodation Act 1984
and building requirements for the
this House resolves that the registration of two
siting and construction of tourist
tourist accommodation units from the tourist
accommodation house known as “Aunt Em’s
(c) must be constructed and maintained
Guest House” may be transferred from the place
to a minimum 4 Star standard under
described in its current instrument of registration
applicable Norfolk Island tourist
to portion 40c, 40d or 40o12, being the tourist
accommodation grading standards;
accommodation house known as “All Seasons
Colonial Norfolk Island”, subject to compliance
(d) that the relevant planning approval
with the following conditions -
must be obtained within 12 months of
1 Application for approval of change of
the transfer approval
ownership of the tourist accommodation
house must be made in accordance with all 7 SUBDIVISION (AMENDMENT) BILL 2007
applicable statutory requirements after the Mrs Jack (Minister for the Environment,
executive member’s approval of the transfer Education and Social Welfare) to present a Bill
under section 15A(2) in accordance with for an Act to amend the Subdivision Act 2002
8 SENTENCING (AMENDMENT) BILL 2007
2 The premises to which registration is
Mr Gardner (Minister for Tourism and Health) to
transferred must æ
present a Bill for an Act to amend the Sentencing
(a) comply with statutory requirements for
Act 2007 (Bill to be dealt with as an Urgent
the ownership and operation of tourist
(b) comply with statutory planning 9 ABSENTEE LANDOWNERS LEVY
and building requirements for the (AMENDMENT) BILL 2007 Mr Neville
siting and construction of tourist Christian (Minister for Finance) to present a Bill
accommodation; for an Act to amend the Absentee Landowners
(c) must be constructed and maintained Levy Act 1976
to a minimum 4 Star standard under
applicable Norfolk Island tourist ORDERS OF THE DAY
accommodation grading standards;
1 SUPREME COURT (AMENDMENT) BILL
2007 Mr Gardner, Minister for Tourism and
(d) that the relevant planning approval
Health, to present a Bill for an Act to amend the
must be obtained within 12 months of
Supreme Court Act 1960
the transfer approval
2 COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) BILL 2007
6 TOURIST ACCOMMODATION ACT Mr Christian, Minister for Finance, to present
1984 – PROPOSED TRANSFER OF a Bill for an Act to amend the Companies Act
TOURIST ACCOMMODATION UNITS 1985
FROM “AUNT EM’S GUEST HOUSE”
TO “BOUNTY LODGE APARTMENTS” 3 PUBLIC MONEYS (AMENDMENT) BILL
Mr Gardner, Minister for Tourism and Health, 2007 Mr Christian, Minister for Finance, to
to move - THAT for the purposes of section present a Bill for an Act to amend the Public
15A of the Tourist Accommodation Act 1984 Moneys Act 1979
this House resolves that the registration of two 4 PUBLIC MONEYS (AMENDMENT NO. 2)
tourist accommodation units from the tourist bill 2007 Mr Christian, Minister for Finance,
accommodation house known as “Aunt Em’s to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Public
Guest House” may be transferred from the place Moneys Act 1979
described in its current instrument of registration
to portion 35f6, being the tourist accommodation Issued by the Office of the Clerk on
house known as “Bounty Lodge Apartments”, 14 December 2007.
subject to compliance with the following
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progress at University over
the last four years, we were
thrilled to receive news
during the week that she has
not only achieved 1st class
Honours but has also received
the Griffith University Award
for Academic Excellence.
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Bachelor of Business in
2006 and in 2007 undertook
Thank you to everyone
who has supported her in her
achievements. As you can
imagine we are extremely
proud of her.
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LOCKHART AUTO REPAIRS will be closed
Norfolk Island Tourism
from the 22nd December 2007 and reopening on 2nd Christmas / New Year Opening Hours
January 2008. 24th Dec 8.30am – 5pm
Robyn and Bruce would like to wish all their 25th Dec Closed
customers a Merry Christmas and a happy and health 26th Dec 9am – 1pm
27th Dec 8.30am – 5pm
POSITIONS VACANT 28th Dec 8.30am – 5pm
29th Dec 8.30am – 1.30pm
EXPERIENCED CONCRETER REQUIRED 30th Dec 8.30am – 1.30pm
for the Norfolk Island Concrete Factory. Please ‘phone
01 Jan Closed
02 Jan 8.30am – 5pm
TWO 7-week old BLACK AND WHITE
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From 21 December “The Simpson’s Movie”.
Springfield’s lake is so polluted by dumped rubbish
it needs help – but Homer is too selfish to care, and
when he dumps his newly found pet pig’s silo-size
poo container into it, it reaches the “tipping point”
and Springfield becomes an environmental disaster
zone. Marge is outraged by Homer’s monumental
This week “Mr Brooks”, a drama/thriller blunder and a vengeful mob descends on the Simpson
starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William household. In Washington, U.S. President Arnold
Hurt and Dane Cook Schwarzenegger sends Environmental Protection
Earl Brooks is a successful businessman, Agency head Russ Cargill to clean up the town – which
philanthropist, loving father and devoted he does in dramatic, draconian fashion. Homer has
husband. Seemingly, he’s perfect. to find it in himself to save the town and reunite his
But Mr Brooks has a secret – he is an family – if he can rise above his natural state of lazy
insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever that stupidity. Rated PG
no one has ever suspected him. Please note the special showing times for this
He has managed to control his cunning alter- movie.
ego Marshall - until an amateur photographer
witnesses his one last murderous urge. Friday, 28 December “One Fine Day” – live theatre
Brooks finds himself entangled in the dark – a razor sharp monologue starring Nigel Edgecombe.
agenda of an opportunistic bystander, as well There will be one performance only of this very
as hunted by the unorthodox and tenacious successful one-man play from New Zealand.
detective, Tracy Atwood.
Can Mr Brooks outsmart his adversaries
and conceal his shocking double life from his
wife and daughter or will someone expose his
Mr Brooks (MA) (15+)
crimes and his identity once and for all? Friday, 14 December 7.30 pm
Rated MA . Saturday, 15 December 7.30 pm
This film is not suitable for children.
Sunday, 16 December 5.30 pm
Simpson’s Movie (PG)
Friday, 21 December 7.30 pm
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Saturday, 22 December 2.00 pm
Sunday, 23 December 5.30 pm
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Community Arts News
Christmas is coming...then there’s New Years...then
the best date for the year...Saturday12th January 2008
for the next Wearable Art Fashion Extravaganza!!!
This will be our 3rd wearable art event – it just keeps
getting better each year. Make sure you come and
enjoy the fun of the parade as well as making an outfit
for the night.
Entry Forms are now available from Kim Partridge
at Oceania (Quick Prints). Pick up a form and decide
which category (s) you’ll be entering. The categories BRANKA HOUSE RESTAURANT
this year are:
- Recyclable Material - your garment must be made The last lunch for 2007 at
from at least 85% re-cycled material
- Bizzare Bra – you can use any materials you like Branka House is
- Body Art - paint or draw your art work directly
onto the body, models must wear a swim suit or Wednesday, 19th December.
- Edible Art - a new category for this year. Your We wish you all a Very Happy
garment must be made from at least 85% edible
material or food Christmas and New Year and
- Natural Fibre - your garment must be made from
at least 85% natural fibres look forward to seeing you for
- Extravagant Open Section – “White Fantasy” -
any materials you like so long as it’s all white lunch again at Branka House
There is a special theme this year of “Pacific Art”.
You do not have to use this theme, but for those
early in January 2008
who do, we will be asking the best entrants if their
garment can be taken with the Community Arts team Branka House Lunch Restaurant
(continued overleaf) Rocky Point Road • Telephone 22346
Community Arts News - continued
going to next year’s Pacific Arts Festival in Samoa
to be shown in the Festival’s fashion show. For more
information contact Alison Ryves, Kim Partridge or
Summerfest 2008 - Those clever young people at
Norfolk Young Sullans Events Co. have a fantastic
program organised for Summerfest on the 19th and 3-4 Bedroom Home
20th January. On Sunday 20th, Community Arts will
be joining in the fun hosting “The Great Norfolk Island with 2 bathrooms,
Paint-Off”. We want you all to come on down and
make a picture of Emily Bay using crayons, paints and double garage with
pencils that we’ll have available for you to use. We are
aiming to have 100 pictures of Emily Bay completed.
You’ll have about 15 mins to complete your picture
remote control doors.
which will then be hung up alongside all the others.
Imagine 100 pictures of Emily Bay fluttering in the
Lots of verandah area.
breeze! We’ll be awarding prizes for the best junior
school, senior school and adult pictures. Mark this
date in your diary to come and join in the fun and
take part in the first ever “Great Norfolk Island Paint- 10,000 gallon tank.
Off”. Thanks to Norfolk Young Sullans Events Co. for
inviting Community Arts to be part of this event. Palms and fruit trees on
Dona Mearns (daughter of Colleen White) will
be running a painting workshop – this particular level site close to town.
one entitled “Poppies” in January 2008. A fantastic
workshop covering numerous techniques including, Furnished.
image transfer, use of texture paste, crackle medium
and attaching a mould. Then paint gorgeous red
poppies using acrylic and blending techniques.
When: Wednesday 9 January 2-4.00pm and
Thursday 10 Jan. 9.30am-3.30pm (Negotiable can
be changed to week-end. Let Donna know by e-mail
Ph : 22475
Cost: $60.00 includes paints and mediums, canvas,
mould etc. Participants need to supply brushes and
palette knife listed here:-
Plastic bent palette knife
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Donna can bring over these supplies if necessary Fifteen bring you mind-boggling
and they can be purchased from her. Contact Donna insights into Norfolk’s turbulent
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Poppy past. You’ll SHUDDER and
workshop” in the subject line. Keep this in mind if you’ll SMILE!
you have house guests at that time – may be another
activity for them to pack in to their holiday too.
Then it will be February before you know it. Plans
are well underway for Poetry in the Park 2008. Poet MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Melanie Hall has been invited – and has accepted –
- at 4-45 pm. It’s the perfect pre-
to be our guest poet this year. Together with friend
Janneen Mapson, also a poet, Melanie is all organized dinner show. After the play, join
to arrive from Brisbane on Saturday 16th Feb returning the cast for sherry and a chat.
to Brisbane on Wednesday 27th February 2008. You’d be mad to miss it!
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7 DAYS A WEEK!
A Page from the Past Cr. Quintal said that if the Courtroom was to be
The Norfolk Islander - 17th December, 1965 converted to the Bond that something be done to
Pumping Well - The Chairman and Members of the preserve the wood panelling.
Norfolk Island Public Hospital Board wish to thank The Administrator then asked the Registrar, Mr. D.
those members of the community who have responded Lusk, who was present as the Acting Official Secretary,
to the call for “19 others” for their generous support. to tell Council the reasons for shifting the Courtroom
So far, the amount in hand is £141.9.2, and, while this to the top floor of the Administration building. Mr.
exceeds expectations, the pump and engine, piping Lusk said that the matter had been discussed with both
etc. are expected to cost about £200, so there is room Mr. Justice Eggleston and the Chief Magistrate who
on the list for more. had agreed with the suggestion mainly because of the
“The water problem at the hospital is solved at the noise which emanated from the floor above during
moment by the loan of Greg. Quintal’s pump and the Court Sittings and that the lighting was not the best.
temporary connection to the reservoir, and when the Cr. Weslake enquired if consideration had been
hospital’s own unit is installed, we hope to have no given to using the Library for the Bond and that the
more cause for worry about water” writes the Secretary, Library go up country.
Mrs. Jill Harrington. Why take a chance? - According to the records,
Carols by Candlelight - Approximately 400 people approximately 145 vehicles arrived on Norfolk Island
attended the second annual “Carols by Candlelight” held during the year and at its meeting on 7th December, the
last Sunday in the Prison Compound at Kingston. Norfolk Island Council drew attention to the number
It was a glorious night and there seemed to be of cars now on the road.
an atmosphere of pleasant anticipation all around. Cr. Bathie asked if something could be done about
Looking down on the scene from the top of the hill enforcing the speed limit. The Administrator advised
the flickering candles gave an impression of shining that he would be most happy to bring Cr. Bathie’s
glow-worms. It was most obvious, even amongst the request to the notice of the Police Officer.
children, that everyone was aware of the dry state of The Police Officer (who has just returned from
the grass in the compound and took a great deal of care holidays on the mainland) will be keeping a sharp
in the handling of the candles. look-out for speedsters and asks for co-operation
There was a definite improvement in the presentation from the residents and tourists to avoid any likelihood
of the old Christmas favourites Silent Night, Away in a of infringements of the speed limit and consequent
Manger, Once in Royal David’s City, however, there is accidents.
a lot of room for improvement in the sound system. Why the necessity for speed on Norfolk? Life on
Despite this fact, the sum of £10 was donated to the our beautiful Island is pretty good - why take a chance
Hospital after all expenses had been paid. with it?
Notes from Council meeting - 7th December, News from the Sunshine Club - The President of
1965, Classroom for School - Discussion took place the Sunshine Club, Mrs. K. Welsh informs us that at
regarding the additional classroom needed for the the stalls on December 3rd, £140 was collected and
Norfolk Island Public School. conveys her thanks to all who helped in any way.
At the request of Cr. Bathie, the Headmaster, Mr. A beautiful cake will be on display next week in
Don Lawler, who was present in the Council Chambers, Burns Philp’s Burnt Pine store. Mrs. Nott made and
was given permission to address Council as to whether presented it to the Sunshine Club to be raffled. Tickets
or not an additional teacher had been appointed to 2/-. Another raffle for a cooked supper including an 8-
relieve the present teaching staff and what alternative lb. plum pudding, a Christmas cake and all other items
accommodation would be available. which make a really good dinner will be 2/- a ticket.
The Headmaster said that an additional teacher had A large Father Christmas and Christmas stocking,
not been approved by the Department of Territories presented by Burns Philp will also be on show - tickets
but that he hoped to convince the Department that it 1/- and 6d.
was necessary for increased staff. However, he said, New Year’s Dance - The Annual New Year’s Dance
the only place that would be available for the teacher of the Norfolk Island Public Hospital is to be held at the
would be the Guide Hall - not the best situation in Rawson Hall on Friday, 31st December, commencing
which to educate children as it is poorly lighted and at 8.30 p.m.
poorly ventilated . He said he was prepared, and he Admission is 5/-, payable at the door and this
was sure that the community was prepared, to put up includes supper.
with this emergency for the time being. - Tom.
Preservation of Panelling in Court House -
Cr. Quintal made reference to the fact that it was
anticipated that the present Court House was to be
converted to the Bond.
Cr. Ron Nobbs spoke on this matter saying that it
would be a great shame to move the present Court
House as it had been used as such since the 1800’s and
was of great historical interest and one of the oldest BLU BUTTERFLY
Courts in Australia. He would suggest that the Works Nail Salon, Bone Carvings and Art Gallery
Committee look into the matter of sound proofing the Taylor’s Road Norfolk Island
Courtroom as he understand this was the main reason
for shifting it.
Youth Centre News
For Youth Centre
Daa Side fe Ucklun Youth Centre Inc is optimistically
seeking changes to build on the achievements of 2007.
The Centre, which provides safe, supervised activities
for young people aged 11-16, recently held it Annual
General Meeting. AUTOMOTIVE
While a successful year has seen numerous physical
improvements to the facilities, it is vital that positions
on the new committee be filled for 2008. Nominations
for the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer
are still to be offered. Hadyn, Denise, James and Matt
After much discussion among the outgoing wish everyone
committee, it was decided to keep the centre open
A Merry Christmas
for another two weeks and work confidently towards
finding the new energy required to form a new
committee. The next meeting will be held at 1.00pm
on Saturday 22nd December, at the Centre. All parents
of members and any interested persons are warmly and A Happy,
invited to show your interest in the young people
served by the Centre. Young people who attend the Healthy and
centre are also needed on the committee
Kathryn Parle, Secretary Prosperous New Year
2007 President’s Report Christmas and New Year
We have had a very successful year with a fantastic Trading Hours
committee, made up of myself with George Smith, Kelly
Richards, Kathryn Parle, Bill Lillicoe, Eve Semple, We will be closed
Chantelle Meltz, Jasmine and Jacob McNamara. We
currently have over 40 paid up members, who have Tuesday 25th December 2007
all been very dedicated and well behaved throughout
this year. Wednesday 26th Decemebr 2007
Our main aims have been getting the centre to feel Tuesday 1st January 2008
more comfortable and inviting. Old furniture was
discarded and replaced so that the kids could respect
the place more. This has really worked well. A huge Solo Chainsaws and Trimmers
thanks to Bill who is always there to dump, pickup or
fix anything that is needed around the centre. Push and Ride-on Rover Mowers
A good movie room was created by putting black
material all around the wall - my thanks to Corinne Briggs and Stratton Mower Parts
for obtaining the material and to Binky who kindly
sewed it. A three-seater lounge was donated by Mary Solo Garden Spray Back-packs
Selby while a new movie screen was put up, thanks
to George and Trent Christian, a big improvement on Automotive Batteries
the sheet. A huge thanks to Chantelle and Jamie at
Norfolk Video for kindly donating free videos to the Service Checks
kids twice a week.
In the games room we have a new X-box 360 and a Exhaust Repairs
PS 3, which has been very popular amongst the kids.
Another 3-seater lounge was also donated by Marge Rego’s
and Barley Christian for this room.
A new sign has gone up, making us easier to find. Tune-ups
Thanks to Charles Blackwell who paid for the sign and
to Megan and Dean Fitzpatrick for getting the sign put
$5000 was kindly donated by the Police from their
charity day, this very generous donation was instigated
by Andy Donaldson. We have spent some of this
Youth Centre News -
money, but the majority of the
funds are still in our account
as of today.
Letl Sullen Parent’s Group
has come on board and share
the use of this centre, led
by Eve and Chantelle they
created an additional room in
the shed so that they had there
own room for a Toy Library
New equipment :fridge,
vacuum, window cleaners,
storage boxes and still to
come,a microwave were
purchased with a $3000
grant from the Australian
Government to support
volunteers. Big thanks go to
Eve for achieving this grant. New lino in the kitchen, Kathryn Parle who instigated the origami making and
provided by admin, has made cleaning the centre to Deb Simpson for the candle decorating which the
easier. Free rent and lawn mowing was given to us kids loved and were able to wrap up and give to parents
from Administration a big thanks is extended to Chief for Xmas presents. Kathryn has done a wonderful job
Minister Andre Nobbs, Minister Vicky Jack and CEO as Secretary, her input has been very valuable, she
Rhonda Wheatley. has kept us up to date on all things as well as writing
A computer system was kindly donated to us reports to the paper, reminding us of jobs that need to
from Sarah Christian, to help keep our bookwork in be done, and has done a fantastic job in this role.
order and also the kids can use this for extra games We now have Damien Snell on board, with us
to be played. A big thanks to Kelly for getting all our until he leaves, he has already been a great help with
bookwork up to date and onto MYOB. New curtains fixing things and will be making a stronger cabinet
were put up in the main house, a big thanks to Helen for the games room. He will line the shed where it
Dowling for obtaining the material and to Michelle is still exposed to the timber and put up Christmas
Van Gorph for kindly making the curtains for us. Two lights outside. Big thanks to him. A big thanks to
lounge chairs donated by Mary Selby add comfort to auditor Graeme Donaldson, another huge job greatly
this room. A more flexible insurance policy that means appreciated by us all.
we can be more mobile- thanks to Chantelle’s skills. Overall it’s been a huge overhaul for the Centre
A new Basketball hoop is being enjoyed- thanks to achieved with the help of a great Committee, many
George and Bill for doing this. helpers, donors, and Government support. A huge
A complete makeover happened in the shed, thanks to you all. I would like to give an extra special
replacing furniture, curtains and mats from garage thanks to my two treasures Jasmine and Jacob, they
sales. Posters (thanks to Surf n Style and Crackers), were great at the meetings giving us fresh ideas from a
are up, and we have a graffiti wall for the kids to draw kids point of view; we found that they had great input,
on. A newer cash register was found by Kelly at a and also helped me with the cleaning of the centre.
garage sale and a big thanks to her. New pool cues, I would like to encourage kids to join the new
slushy and popcorn machine, have been extremely committee for this coming year as it is all for you kids,
popular amongst the kids. New cushions, flowers and and you all have a better understanding of your wants
tablecloths to make the centre feel more homely. and needs. Thanks to all the parents who have kindly
Membership cards were made (thanks to Alison donated their time to the roster shift, without your
Christian, Wally and Gayleen) with a board for the ongoing support this centre could not run.
cards to be hung (thanks to Mark Wellington). New An especially big thanks goes out to George for
Christmas lights and a Christmas tree has been put up all the additional duties associated with the centre
for the kids to get into the Christmas spirit. that he has done, he has opened the centre on his own
We have had a disco night, which was extremely many of times on the weekend and also opened it
successful, a big thanks to all the kids that helped on Thanksgiving Day, the kids absolutely adore him
decorate for this. Heaps of prizes were given out, a and he has the patience of a saint, and without him or
huge thanks to Agnes Hain for kindly donating $1000 someone else as committed as him on board this centre
to our centre to use whenever we need to at her shop. wouldn’t be what it is today.
Vouchers have been given from the Bounty Centre, We will be having a secret Santa night on the
and Crackers, with prizes donated by Ross’s; these are Friday 21st December.
used for weekly membership draws. Polly McNamara
An origami session and a candle decorating night
were both popular amongst the kids. A big thanks to
Letters to the Editor CROSSWORD 1 2 3 4 5 6
Dear Sir, ACROSS
It gets boring after a while, but I could not let the 1. Hurled 7 8
Chief Minister attempt to respond to my letter of the 7. Newlywed’s 9 10
1st December go without further comment. break 11 12 13
He completely failed to address the key issue raised- 9. Islamic
Why is the Norfolk Island Government facilitating nation 14 15
an off shore company’s relocation to the Island in 10. Sousaphone 16
direct competition with local businesses, under the 14. Parable 17 18 19
guise of an ‘industry development initiative’? 15. Unseats 20 21 22
In respect to the issues he did focus on, I thank him 16. Peace prize
for the lesson in administrative process and I highly 17. Zeal 23 24 25
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commend his requirement that any proposal requiring place
government consideration be put in writing. Very 20. Metric
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Letter to the Editor - continued The Board would negotiate an acceptable outcome
Dear Sir, with affected landholders.
Last weeks paper carried the usual messages on 4. Enter a Bilateral Agreement under the EPBC
KAVHA but as usual no real answers. Act
Beauty mate, why not deal with the issues that come The EPBC Act permits the Commonwealth and
out of the reputed “ongoing consultation”. States/Territories to enter into bilateral agreements
Just maybe, solutions to some issues may be as which may form the basis of local based management of
simple as:- the area. Given the identification of impacts and Board
1. Re-adjust KAVHA Boundary to Exclude negotiations, as outlined above, the Norfolk Island
Private Land Government could negotiate with the Commonwealth
The current boundary, it appears, was proposed a bilateral agreement for KAVHA.
years ago when no relevant legislation existed to 5. Increase the Value of KAVHA to Australia and
control actions on private land perceived as having Norfolk Island
unacceptable impact on convict facilities located on KAVHA is under valued given its potential as an
public land (ie reserves) at Kingston. Australian heritage facility and its economic benefit to
Extension of the Commonwealths EPBC Act now Norfolk Island. It contains ruins that are uninteresting,
provides controls island wide - not just in KAVHA - which do little for the fabric and thus interpretation of
thus the current KAVHA boundary is irrelevant and the area
in need of revision such that only the reserves (public The Board must establish a plan for the area which
land) need to be included. is more beneficial and not constrained, as at present,
Any convict facilities on private land excluded by its “restrictive interpretation” of the Burra Charter.
would be subject to the same management as other For Australia to gain what should be a significant
convict facilities which exist on private land currently heritage site and Norfolk Island to have, among other
outside KAVHA. things, a significant commercial asset there is a need
2. KAVHA Board Identify Activities Producing to:-
Unacceptable Impacts on KAVHA a) Permit rebuilding of ruined buildings within
Due to the EPBC Act provisions, landholders must KAVHA in a staged program to re-establish the
be provided with surety of title etc. area, over time, as per its original (1856) layout.
The KAVHA Board is able and should identify b) Utilise current and reconstructed buildings for
activities and location of such activities which the expanded commercial activities.
Board classifies as having an undesirable impact on Fairly simple and would provide a little more surety
KAVHA. to the community than lip service such that - this or
Leaseholders currently in KAVHA would have the that “would be delivered”. Sounds good but how will
same opportunities to freehold as available to those it be delivered?
outside KAVHA unless the Board establishes the Bit of work involved but then nobody can be accused
action as undesirable. of selling out for a bit of travel.
3. Negotiate with Landholders Disadvantaged Merry Christmas.
by KAVHA Yours etc.
It is anticipated some landholders will be Ron Nobbs
disadvantaged by certain activities on their property
being seen by the Board to have an undesirable impact
on the revised KAVHA.
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Letters to the Editor - continued
Through the paper I’d like to thank all the children,
parents and teachers for supporting me at the canteen
for the past 18 months.
I let the school office know three weeks ago that I
am not opening the last week of school so that it can
be put in to the newsletters for parents and children to
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope a
happier New Year 2008.
Take care and thank you!
Also Kaitlyn, Keeley, Mia, Jacob and Jenna you’ve
been terrific as have the other kids / teenagers who
have helped me through recess and lunch.
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Letters to the Editor - continued
The Jazz in the Pines festival has been and gone for
another year and of course feedback about the festival
is appreciated. However, it is a shame when rumors
circulate about the guest headline artist, that are hurtful
and untrue. This letter will miss the readership of the
jazz crowd who were here for the week but I would not
like to see this happen again during any festival. Opposite Westpac, Taylors Rd.
Vince Jones was highly recommended to the
jazz committee, and traveled to Norfolk (drug and
alcohol free) with his Manager Leslie Moore from the
Australian Jazz agency. M
We are extremely thankful to both Vince and Christmas!
Leslie who have donated a brand new Roland RD 500
keyboard (still in the box) to Norfolk Island for future
festivals. This will mean more acts can perform at SUNGLASSES MAKE GREAT GIFTS- why not
more venues at the same time. try a gift voucher for that hard-to-buy-for
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Chronic Pain Awareness Group
We wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a even prescription spectacles
Happy New Year. Let 2008 bring lots of relief for all
chronic pain sufferers and the year ahead be kind to
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding FOR STOCKING STUFFERS or
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As we approach the year 2008 it is good to think er to sit on a bench or next to the bed $14.95
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On the first Wednesday of each month we hold our SUNNIES. $25
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group. Note that John will be on leave from the 25th
Why not make it a goal to attend a meeting in 2008 till the 15th of Jan. So if you need specs then
we would love you to join us. it will have to be before or after.
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NATS News Remember – one performance only on 28 December
We are proud to announce that we shall be offering at the Ferny Lane Theatre. Don’t miss it!
a unique one man show entitled “One Fine Day” by Behind the Scenes
Dennis Lumborg, starring Nigel Edgecombe, for one
performance only on Friday, 28 December at the Ferny
This razor sharp monologue has been described as “a
Touch Footy News
The rain came down and so did our chance of
finely paced and provocative piece with an absorbing,
playing Touch on Thursday afternoon. See you all
dark plot” and “the most touching thing I have seen on
down there next week.
stage for a long time.”
The Ladder after week seven remains: Young Gunz
Who is Nigel Edgecombe?
13, Wunnabes 12, Loose Cannons 9, Chaas Bobcat
Dragged into the theatre kicking and screaming at
Services 6, Awa@Christian Baileys Agencies 8, UTC
six weeks of age, one could be mistaken for thinking
3, Dave Baileys Cafe 3, South Pacific Resort 0.
that Nigel never found the exit, nearly 40 years and
Touch Draw for: 20/12/2007 Round Eight:
around 100 shows later Nigel has taken on every job
5:15 Loose Cannons vs Wunnabes (ref
within theatre, initially as an amateur, then professional
Awa@Christian Baileys Agencies) and Chaas Bobcat
- today he freelances as a Director/Actor/Tutor. Nigel
Services vs Dave Baileys Cafe (ref UTC)
has tutored in Schools, Colleges, the NZ Youth Drama
6:00 Young Gunz vs Awa@Christian Baileys
School, and Massey University. He’s still in the theatre,
Agencies (ref Chaas Bobcat Services) and South
no longer kicking, and seldom screaming.
Pacific Resort vs UTC (ref Loose Cannons)
Nigel has a BA Theatre from Victoria University, ���� � �
� �� �
Wellington (2000), Grad Dip Directing from Toi � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � ��
Whakaari, NZ Drama School (2001) and Mphil
Theatre from Massey University, Palmerston North POSITION VACANT
(2007). Although time constraints will prevent him
from conducting the workshops we had planned to FULL-TIME OR PART TIME CAFÉ
hold, he will be offering his professional expertise to ATTENDANT with barista experience (an advantage)
NATS and their forthcoming production “Bouncers”. required for The Patisserie. If you have a bubbly
When chatting about his ‘Dramatic’ Directing personality and a willingness to work as part of a team
highlights Nigel mentions the shows Noises Off, a with good wages and working conditions then this is
farce by Michael Frayn - one of the funniest plays ever the job for you. Phone Brian or Leanne 24118.
written; Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita by Willy
Russell - both are witty, moving, tragically beautiful, Bulk Sales at $2.50 per Litre
and toured NZ; The Gospels of Mark - one of histories (bring in your own container)
greatest stories, which toured NZ extensively and is ����
still going strong. His ‘Musical’ Directing highlights � �� �
� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � ��
include Pirates of Penzance - the most fun you could
have on the stage; Chess - drama to music, and a
fantastic piece of theatre; Songs For A New World by
Jason Robert Brown - 21st century Sondheim.
If discussing his acting highlights Nigel mentions
leading parts in a vast array of productions, A
Midsummer Night’s Dream, One Flew Over The Bulk Sales at $2.50 per Litre
Cuckoo’s Nest, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, Tom (bring in your own container)
Jones, The Importance Of Being Earnest, and the
vastly different parts of both Thenardier and Javert in
While talking about life’s highlights Nigel talks
freely of his wonderful children, about the joy they
bring into his life, and the peace they bring into his
soul. Nigel states categorically that he is a lucky man.
There are moments in his life and his theatre that 5Litres
Nigel will always remember, and a few he wishes he
could forget. But for Nigel theatre is a way of life as
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When asked about his current projects, Nigel $12.00 2 Litres
discusses The Last Five Years a fabulous two person
Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th October $5.50
Tuesday 26th &&Thursday 28th September
musical that will be touring New Zealand next year,
and One Fine Day … and here Nigel pauses. “It’s Tuesdaybetween 8am andOctober
Sales 3rd Thursday 5th 2pm
an amazing piece,” he says. “It’s incredible funny, Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th September
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moving, tragic, and beautiful, all at the same time. It’s Sales between 8am and 2pm
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praise from a man who has done so much.
National Park News And Views
Three million years ago, Norfolk Island was born.
A stage of volcanic eruption lasting 100, 000 years
took place. It is thought that the main lava flows, F
originating in vents in the Mt Pitt and Mt Bates area,
built up the broad southern plateau of the island. With
rapid erosion in a reasonably high rainfall climate, a
wide-spread drainage system and a deep weathered
soil profile was formed.
After volcanic activity ceased, Norfolk was colonised
by plants. These species are of special interest as they
have successfully colonised a new environment after
a hazardous ocean journey. Through isolation, many
of these species have undergone further evolution,
resulting in the endemic varieties. In 1774, when
Captain Cook discovered Norfolk, it was covered in
a dense sub-tropical rainforest. Two hundred years
of European settlement has considerably changed the
The fauna of Norfolk is typical of an island
environment. Because Norfolk’s never been joined to
any major landmasses, indigenous species have had
to survive a transoceanic journey and the hazards of
colonisation. And it is for this reason that many faunal
groups are under-represented on Norfolk. Much of the
land animals would have been adapted to living in the
originally widespread rainforest habitat. As most of
the island has now been cleared, the remaining natural
areas are a vital refuge for Norfolk’s endemic fauna.
Considering the geological history of Norfolk and
the special importance of the plants and animals found
NOW IN STOCK
on this island, it becomes increasingly apparent that the
environment should be protected. The Norfolk Island
National Park was first officially declared in 1986.
The Park provides educational, scientific, cultural and
recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.
The protection and maintenance of remaining remnant
vegetation is an essential part of preserving the natural
beauty of the island, especially for those of future
generations. 38in. 42in. &
Duncombe Bay Road
Re-Opened over Christmas
The kerbing and sealing works on Duncombe Bay
Road are still in progress. The kerb has been completed
for the full length of the road and some sealing has
already been completed. Rains have slowed the works Please contact
somewhat and the prediction is that the work will be
completed by mid-January. Len Christian-Bailey
With the agreement of the contractors, and weather
permitting, the Road will be opened for the period
Saturday 22 December to Friday 03 December in order
that local families can have the use of the picnic areas
over the Christmas break. MOWERS
Cook’s Monument and the coastal sections of the
Bridle Track are still accessible to walkers from Mt
Pitt, Mt Bates, Palm Glen and Red Road for the entirety
of the project, but walkers will need to remember there
is no access in or out through Duncombe Bay Road
other than for the Christmas break opening.
for all your mowing needs!
See you Park
40,000 Kiwis make smart move Police News
Ewin Hannan | December 08, 2007 Police will be working to ensure a peaceful and
FORMER Kiwi prime minister Robert Muldoon safe Christmas/new year period for everyone in
once quipped that New Zealanders who emigrated to the community. Anti-social behaviour will not be
Australia raised the IQ of both countries. For Nick tolerated. Don’t spoil the festive season for yourself
Watson, however, the reasons for the continuing trans- and others by behaving in a manner that brings you to
Tasman brain drain are a no-brainer. the attention of the Police.
Recent figures reveal more than 40,000 Kiwis This also applies to your manner of driving. Motorists
arrived in Australia in the past year, and Mr Watson is are reminded that Police have the power to confiscate
happy to say the lure of a better lifestyle, more career motor vehicles in the following circumstances:
opportunities -- and the promise of more money -- were • Where it is being driven in a negligent, reckless or
factors in his decision to relocate from Wellington to dangerous manner;
Sydney. • If it is used in doing burnouts or racing another
Working in sales, Mr Watson’s salary jumped by 25 vehicle;
per cent on his transfer. • If the vehicle is unroadworthy;
Now employed in the sales division of multi- • If the vehicle is unregistered; or
national software company SAP, he sees similarities • If the driver is under the influence of alcohol or
between Sydney and Auckland, where he grew up. But drugs.
so, too, are there differences. Police can impound the vehicle for up to seven (7)
“It’s fairly similar in terms of the set up but it’s just days before it is returned to the owner. If the incident
probably a more global city and there’s four times as is serious or the driver has a previous confiscation,
many people here,” he said. “The weather’s a bit nicer, Police can apply to the Courts to confiscate the vehicle
and there’s probably just as many nice beaches ... and permanently.
better things to do.”
Kirstin Donaldson, a Kiwi and colleague of Mr CRIMESTOPPERS
Watson in SAP’s North Sydney office, is happy with Crimestoppers can be reached on 13999 and will take
her move, appreciating the lifestyle, and the better information on any criminal matter. All Crimestoppers
weather. reports will be accepted anonymously.
“Australians are a lot more outgoing, a lot more Norfolk Island police wish to reassure members of
confident than Kiwis,” she said. “Kiwis are a lot more this community that any calls to Crimestoppers are
reserved. Australians are more out there.” made in the strictest confidence and are not subject to
A new report by the Centre forIndependent Studies caller ID or subscriber tracing.
has re-ignited the trans-Tasman debate, finding Members of the public requiring police assistance
Australians are not just significantly better off, but on the Island are requested to dial the normal Island
more productive than New Zealanders. number for police attendance (ph 22222). The
Phil Rennie, a policy analyst with the centre’s New Crimestoppers number is for reporting criminal
Zealand policy unit, finds Australians are a third richer information and will not result in an immediate police
than Kiwis. attendance.
According to the New Zealand Institute for Economic RADIO NORFOLK airs Island Beat at 2.30pm
Research, senior Australian doctors earn $NZ40,000 each Thursday. Contact the radio station if you have a
($35,400) more than their New Zealand counterparts; question that you would like police to answer on air.
dump truck operators earn up to $NZ24,000 more;
and the wage gap between accountants is as high as
While Australia’s resources boom, superior
geographic location and larger population are factors
in its performance, Mr Rennie identified labour
productivity as the key difference.
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Australian workers produce a third more wealth for
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Mr Rennie also blamed “ad hoc interference” by
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Norfolk resident represents the Australia’s leading epidemiologists. In recent months
Gary has been fortunate to work alongside Professor
World Health Organisation in the Egger in the development and delivery of one of the
Middle East. world’s first Post Graduate Medical courses in ‘Lifestyle
Norfolk Island resident Gary Webb has recently been Medicine’ which has currently been delivered to more
selected to represent the World Health Organisation that 25% of the General Practitioners in Australia.
(WHO) as an expert in the field of health promotion Whilst Gary’s health background was primarily
at a conference to be held in the Middle East later this developed at the University of Wollongong where he
week. As part of his first assignment he will travel to studied a Biomedical degree and through his work
Oman to help teach a health promotion model that he with Australia’s leading corporate health promotion
hopes will integrate with their existing initiatives to company AlphaOne, he is quick to point out that his
prevent, control and eliminate a number of the rising passion to become a recognised speaker was triggered
health issues in the area. by his successes in public speaking and debating that
The World Health Organisation in recent years has he experienced whilst completing most of his schooling
been implementing a health promotion model known here at NICS. Those early days of schooling have
as COMBI (Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact) definitely set the foundation to get Gary to where he is
with great success in helping to eliminate leprosy in India today as he looks forward to a fantastic career ahead.
and Mozambique, control tuberculosis in Bangladesh
and Kenya, and dengue fever prevention and control in
Malaysia. Whilst traditionally the COMBI model has
been used in underdeveloped countries to help combat
the spread of communicable diseases such as malaria
and tuberculosis, Gary hopes that he will be able to use
a similar approach to target a number of diseases that
are typically found in well developed countries such as
diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Gary will hold a 5 day conference in Oman later this
week bringing together all of the major health authorities
in Oman and a number of WHO representatives from all
over the world to discuss their current health problems
and to introduce a strategy which he believes can help to
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tackle these issues. In particular Gary has been asked to
look at the rising prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, breastfeeding and anaemia, HIV/AIDS, tobacco
smoking and road traffic accidents.
For many years health promotion initiatives have
typically taken the approach to educate people about the
benefits of adopting healthy behaviours. Unfortunately will be
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studies have consistently shown that an informed and
educated individual is not necessarily a behaviourally
responsible individual. Knowing what to do is different
from doing it. While Gary admits that there are no current
guidelines for ‘best practices’ in health promotion, he
hopes to demonstrate that there are ‘best processes’ and
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are very young, and not all are healthy messages. dress. Help your daughter make wise choices among
Girls may be told that what matters is how ‘hot’ or the trendy alternatives. Remind her often that who
how ‘sexy’ they look or dress. These messages are she is and what she can accomplish are far more
evident on TV, in song lyrics and music videos, important than how she looks. But keep in mind that
movies, electronic games, and clothing stores. dress can be an important social code for girls. Girls
They are powerful messages which encourage the really care about their looks because they can
sexualization of girls from a very early age, before provide a more obvious and tangible way to
they are emotionally and physically ready. compare, contrast and belong.
Sexualization occurs when a person's worth is Find out why your daughter wishes to look a certain
judged on the basis of sexual appeal and behaviour way. Ask her to think about whether her clothes and
to the exclusion of other characteristics, when a accessories sexualise her, rather than making
person is held to a standard that equates physical judgments yourself. Understand that looking
attractiveness with being sexy, or when a person is different and reacting against her parents' generation
seen as a sexual object rather than a person with may all be part of her growing up.
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girls to value themselves for who they are, rather follow her interests and get involved in a sport or
than how they look. If you also have boys, you can other activity.
teach them to value girls as friends, sisters, and �������. Effective sex education programs discuss
girlfriends, rather than as sexual objects. You can media, peer, and cultural influences on sexual
advocate for change with manufacturers and media behaviours and decisions, how to make safe choices,
producers. and what makes healthy relationships. Find out what
���� ������������ Watch TV and movies with your school teaches so that you can follow up on
your children. Read their magazines. Ask what she is learning about at school. Let the school
questions. "Why do you think there is so much know if you think there are gaps in what they are
pressure on girls to look a certain way?" "What do teaching.
you like most about the girls you want to spend This process of teaching children can be started
time with?" "Do these qualities matter more than when they are very young. As soon as children can
how they look?" "What do you think of the talk, you can be teaching them about the basics of
different roles that are usually given to boys and sex education. Keep it simple and brief, and be
girls?" "Do you think women and men are prepared for constant revision in response to
portrayed fairly?" Really listen to what your kids questions or as situations arise. Always tell the child
tell you. you are glad that they ask questions, whatever you
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likes about the outfit. Ask if there's anything she even if they don't ask.
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diagnose tetanus. Once tetanus is diagnosed, tetanus
globulin [TIG] can be given as a shot in a large muscle
to deactivated any tetanus toxin that has not yet caused
damage to the nerves. If the wound where tetanus
entered can be found, it should be cleaned and TIG
St. John Ambulance, Australia applied. Intravenous tetanus antitoxin can also be
Norfolk Island Division given if TIG is not available. Antibiotics do not help
From Sister Bonnie Quintal prevent disease caused by tetanus.
How can I prevent tetanus?: Updated tetanus shots
will prevent tetanus disease just about 100 per cent.
What is tetanus? People who are immunised against tetanus, getting the
Tetanus is a very serious disease caused by a toxin disease are extremely rare. If a person who has had 3
coming from bacteria called Clostridium tetani. The or more shots is wounded with suspected tetanus, the
toxin affects the central nervous system and the wound should be cleaned, but neither TIG or tetanus
muscles of the body become rigid usually strating antitoxin need to be administered
with the neck and jaw, which is why the disease is How often do I need a tetanus shot?: If you were
commonly called lockjaw. immunized against tetanus as a child, you will only
C. tetani is found in the soil and manure as well as on need a booster shot every 10 years. The tetanus
the surface of human skin and the heroin contaminated vaccine is not available alone and is always found as
with the bacteria. Only 175 nanograms of toxin, less a combined vaccine with diphtheria or with diphtheria
that a pinhead, are needed to cause disease in a 154 and whooping cough, two diseases doctors recommend
pound person. Today, only a few people tetanus as being immunizes against anyway.
most people receive tetanus shots. If you are an adult or a child over 7 years old being
How do I get tetanus?: The Clostridium tetani immunized for the first time against tetanus, you will
bacteria enters the bloodstream through wounds or need three tetanus three tetanus shots within about a
other entrances of the body. It is not spread from one year.
person to another. • First tetanus shot.
Tetanus infection may follow: • Four weeks later, second tetanus shot.
• Any kind of wound, including those from stepping • 6-12 months after the second shot, another tetanus
on a nail, barbed wire, piercing, IV drug use and shot.
surgery. • Every ten, years you will need a booster tetanus
• Animal or human bites. shot.
• Ear infections and dental infections. What if it’s been more than 10 years since my last
• Pregnancy, miscarriage or abortion. shot?: If you are an adult who has been immunized
In addition, infants born to a mother without tetanus against tetanus as a child, just go get a booster shot
immunity may get tetanus through the umbilical now. You don’t have to get the three shot series to
cord stump, especially if the cord was cut with a get you immunized again. Your booster shot will set
contaminated instrument. you up against tetanus for another ten years, although
What are the typical symptoms of tetanus?: if you get a wound before the ten years is up, your
Symptoms may begin after as few as three days and as doctor may recommend an additional shot.
many as 21 days after exposure to C.tetani , but eight When should babies and kids get a tetanus shot?:
days after initial exposure to the bacteria is the average Children should receive either a Diphtheria-Tetanus-
time before symptoms develop. Whooping-Cough [DtaP] or a Diphtheria-Tetanus
• Muscle rigidity and spasms start at the neck and [DT] in the following routine:
jaw. Spasms can last a few minutes and come • 2 months: First DtaP
back often. • 4 months: Second DtaP [not more than 4 weeks
• Difficulty swallowing is noticed. after the previous shot]
• Abdominal muscles are rigid. • 6 months: Third DtaP [not less than 4 weeks after
• Elevated temperature, sweating, high blood the previous shot]
pressure, and high heart rate every now and then. • 15-18 months old: Fourth DtaP [not less than 6
Recovery can take three to four weeks, but complete months after the previous shot].
recovery may even take months.
What types of tetanus are there?: In 80 per cent of
tetanus cases, muscle spasms of the vocal cords and
muscles used to breathe make breathing difficult and
many complications follow, especially pneumonia.
Aspiration pneumonia is found in 50-70 per cent of
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cases. Bones may break from the intense muscle Middlegate
spasms and high blood pressure and an increased heart
rate do not help matters. Telephone: 50838 or 23838
Of those who get tetanus, 18 percent are older than
60 years and 22 per cent are unvaccinated. Ph: 50VET
How is tetanus diagnosed and treated?: Tetanus is
For those of you who were lucky enough to be
playing golf on Wednesday, I bet none of you could
have predicted the vast change which we experienced.
We started off in brilliant sunshine and humid as, then
by the time we got in we were all pretty wet.
But a lot of fun and laughter was had by all,
especially one group of ladies who fell about laughing
at one of their playing partners.
New Years Resolutions The Lisner Monthly Medal playoff was very
As the beginning of a new year approaches, thoughts competitive and was won by Caroline Miritana.
turn to making new years resolutions. How many years Many thanks to Johanna for her continued support
do we resolve to make this the year we will take better for Wednesday Golf, Sheryl and Johanna have a great
care of our bodies? Christmas overseas.
Why not start 2008 joining us on the mat, or if you Winning the Pro Pin was Joy Evans.
already attend one class a week resolve to attend two First with a 70 net was Caroline Miritana, second
classes or to add some home practice to increase your with 71 net Renae Robertson, third with 72 net Thelma
In his book Carrot in my Ear, Swami Shankarananda Mens winners first with a great score was Peter
says “The attitude of yoga is of total responsibility. Yager 64 net, second was Neil Morgan, third a budding
We are responsible for our lives, our society, and our junior Jack Robertson.
actions. Every moment in time is a new opportunity. Well done to all,
You are at a crossroad with two paths. Every moment Next week is Stableford, see you there.
the same choice is available. Every moment wipes out George
the past and gives you a new possibility. If you choose
wrongly in the last moment, chose correctly now. The
choice is always the same – downward to ignorance
and depression or upward to joy and insight. In every
moment, there is hope and a fresh choice.”
Friends of yoga classes are now in recess until
Tuesday the 15th of January. For any enquiries, contact
Di phone 22142, or after hours on phone 22330.
Friends of yoga send to everyone Christmas
greetings and wish all a happy, fruitful and peaceful
Norfolk Island Bridge Club
It was great to have four tables in play on Tuesday
evening, when the Bridge Club held their Prize Giving
and end of year get together.
The Maggie Barney Perpetual Trophy awarded in
recognition of outstanding contribution to the Club
during the year was won by Margaret Buffett, whose
efforts are most appreciated by us all. The trophy for
the most improved player during the year was awarded
posthumously to Neil Hawkins.
There were some very uneven, hard to call hands
and many of the contracts went down. On the other
hand, the contract was made on some of the boards
for both N/S and E/W pairs. Game was made on 10
of the 21 boards played. Congratulations to Annie and
Barbara who called and made a small slam on Board
Well done to our new members, Jim and Liz
Garland, who were 1st with 68.25%,
Vicky and Anne, 2nd with 53.97%, closely followed
by Marie and Peter, 3rd with 53.17%.
We ended the evening with drinks and a delicious
supper catered by the Golden Orb Café. The Club is
now in recess over the Christmas/New Year period,
starting up again on Tuesday, 8th January, 2008 at
Golf Report Archery News
Last Saturday 58 players turned up for the annual It will be an interesting wait for the results of the
Teachers Credit Union Hamper Day, or as better December / January NZ Postal Shoot as the Norfolk
known, “Humper Day” to try and win some hams or a sides are in a good position to top all three of their
hamper for Christmas. divisions! At the moment with our competitors scores
This was an individual stableford event sponsored not required to be in until the beginning of February,
by the Teachers Credit Union and the chalkies from the our placing in the respective pools are as follow...
Norfolk Island Central School. Our sincere thanks go Div 4 Oct Points Nov Points Tot. Points Tot.Score
to the sponsors on this day, and also to the helpers who Manawatu 2302 3 2300 3 6 4602
ensured that the punch was flowing as we traversed Wanganui 1933 3 2273 3 6 4206
the course. Norfolk A 2231 2 2334 3 5 4565
Winning the mens event was Ritchie Cottle with a Trentham 2011 3 1985 2 5 3996
great 47 points from Jase McCoy on 45 and Kim Davies Dunedin B 1388 2 2166 2 4 3554
on 43 points. The ladies was won by Tane Cottle with Randwick 0 0 0 0 0 0
a creditable 42 points from Renay Robertson on 40 Div 5
and Terry Gray beating Chrissy Ross on a countback R. Glade B 1568 3 2124 3 6 3692
with 37 points. The pro pin was won by Struts with Colo-i-Suva 2125 3 801 3 6 2926
Tzarn Evans closest on the 9/18th and Ian Kiernan on Norfolk B 2093 2 2175 3 5 4268
the 7/16th. The ladies nearest the pin was not struck. Geraldine 2188 3 1887 2 5 4105
Tzarn also took out the straightest drive on the 3rd/ Suva City 1222 2 564 2 4 1786
12th. SavuSavu 0 0 1976 2 2 1976
This weekend is the annual Schweppes Christmas Div 6
Tournament, a stroke event to be played over 36 holes Norfolk C 1842 3 2037 1 4 1842
on Saturday and Sunday. The cost for the tournament Tonga 0 0 0 0 0 0
is $24.00 which also pays for a pig on a spit on Sunday
following presentation. Tee off times are 8-30 am and Our individual scores for the locals who shot last
1 pm and all players are asked to have their cards in at Saturday in the December / January leg of the event
least 15 minutes prior to tee off. Visitors with a current are...
handicap are most welcome. Norfolk A Jonno Snell 802
Quote: Kelvin Handricks 767
“My best score ever was 103, but I’ve only been Bob Kemp 752
playing 15 years.” 2328
Norfolk B Helen 746
Upcoming events: Rosa Ford 732
• Wednesday 19th December – Open Day
Marie Auckram 682
• Saturday 22nd December – Pro Shop Day
• Wednesday 26th December – Open day, Close
of Eclectic, Boxing Day Norfolk C Doug Clark 620
• Saturday 29th December – Kiernan Agencies Lurline Graham 585
Day – Individual Stableford Rick 373
Cap’n Stumpy 1578
There is no organised archery from now until early
January. The field course is still out so if you wish to
wander out for a quiet round please feel free.
See you all next year.
CALLING AN AMBULANCE
When confronted by a sudden accident or illness can be frightening and you want help.
The quickest way to get help:
• Ring for the Ambulance, 22091 or 911
• Give the exact location, landmarks etc.
• Speak slowly and clearly.
• Give your name and the phone number you are ringing from.
• Give the number of causalities [if a multi person accident]
• Give the name of the patient if known [this is important on Norfolk as the
hospital will have records of that person]
• State if any other emergency service is required eg. Police, Cliff rescue etc.
Telephone • Do NOT hang up till the hospital hangs up, they may have other questions
22091 or 911 they would like to ask.
Cheryl Tennis Club Upcoming Events
N I Gas Teams Tournament To Be Played Planning a Party or Celebration of a Special Event-
From 5.30pm Evenings For all those workplaces, members, friends, relatives
2nd, 3rd and 4th January 2008 and others currently considering organising their
Event is played as a mixed three player team event Christmas functions – yes it’s not that far away – or
with basic requirements being a maximum of 1 A any birthdays, anniversary’s or other function we at the
Grade man, 1 x lady and 1 other. Each round consists tennis club are happy to look at attending them for you
of two singles and two doubles matches. Each round a here at the club. If you’ve got an idea we can probably
team must nominate two singles players who will play cater for it, so if yorlye have any queries please give
one set of doubles as well – the third player must play the club a call.
two doubles matches.
Further details and entry list is at the club – so get a
team together and let the club know names ASAP.
Thursday 20th December 5.30pm
Drinks and nibbles, as well as the usual social
tennis, a small Christmas gathering. All members and
All club membership fees are now well overdue.
Fees for the new year are Family’s $165, Singles - $70
and Juniors - $35.
Early payment of these fees assists the club in
planning for the coming year and ensuring that we
remain the exceptional sports place we enjoy. Any NORFOLK ISLAND
membership fees not paid by 30 September will
commence being charged the higher nightly comp fee
of $9, rather than the usual $6.
ALL PLAYERS playing in the Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday night competitions please note that it
is your responsibility to find a reserve if you are unable
to play, and not call the club at 5.00pm on the night to
advise you “can’t make it”. If you are unable to front The Liquor Bond wishes to advise the
it is your responsibility to pay the nights fee for your public of their opening hours over the
replacement. Christmas holiday period are:
Monday Night 17th Dec N I Gas Comp – Round
5 this week and the draw is Ed’s Eagles v N I Gas, Monday 24th December 9.30am - 5.30pm
Jackie’s Jewels v Charlotte’s Angels, Mariella’s Mob v Tuesday 25th December CLOSED
Benjamins and Swynie’s Swingers have the bye.
Tuesday Night 18th Dec Smudgies Restrings Wednesday 26th December CLOSED
and Head Comp – Round 5 this week the draw being
Smudgie v Grub, Danny v Shane, Ummy v Mark and Thursday 27th December 9.30am - 5.30pm
Slack’s team has the bye.
Wednesday Night Greenways Press Comp 19th
Friday 28th December 9.30am - 5.30pm
Dec Try again after the washout last week-: Jonno, Saturday 29th December 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trevor and Alan v Amanda, Jason and Nik: Bergs,
Rhys and Jo v Sam, Ross and Dylan: Danny, Karen Sunday 30th December CLOSED
and Ed v Georgie, James and Luke.
Thursday Night – 20th December Christmas Monday 31st December 9.30am - 5.30pm
Social night, all locals and visitors to Norfolk are Tuesday 1st January CLOSED
welcome to come on down to the club at around 5.30
for some social fun.
For all of you who aren’t currently playing in a team, The staff at the Liquor Bond
be it Monday’s for the social team night of the week,
Mens comp on a Tuesday or Wednesday Mixed comp, would like to wish all our
if you’d like to list yourself as a reserve, or interested customers a very
in playing when the next comp starts, please give the
club a call and get your name down.
Madisons Challenge Merry Christmas
Time to get your partners organised and pay up for and a
the Doubles, Mixed and hopefully the Singles comps
to start early in the New Year. See Scott ASAP
Happy New Year
Round Two of the Mixed Triples Championship
was run last Saturday afternoon.
Ester Sanchez, Barry and Kit Wilson got off to a
flyer against Gaeton Boudan, Jeff Pledger and Petal.
After 11 ends (out of 18) had a 16 - 6 lead. It looked
stocking stuffers from
like it was ‘all over Rover’ but Gaeton, Jeff and Petal
staged a great comeback only to go down 18-17.
Moochie, Debbie Wilford and Gerry Harding were
up against Terry King, Kerry Roberts and Jackie Ryan.
Both teams won nine ends but the scorecard favoured
Terry, Kerry and Jackie 20-14!
Marg O’Brien, Keith Turton and Jack Frazer had
the better of the early ends against Clancy, Phil Jones
and Phoebe Evans. After four ends the score was 7-2
to Marg’s team! But Phoebe rubbed the sleep from her
eyes and started to ‘plonk’ a few on! The Amazing Camera Shop
On end 13 the score was locked on 14-apiece. on Norfolk Island by the Rounda-about
Clancy, Phil and Phoebe won the last five ends on
offer to run out winners 21-14.
Phil Billman skipping Col and Joy Knight against Canon
Graham Forsyth, Wendy Nagy and Tim Sheridan won
ten ends out of 18 but the scorecard was in favour of PSA550
Graham, Wendy and Tim 19-15. with 1GB SD
The semi-finals will be played this afternoon - Ester, Card
Barry and Kit play Clancy, Phil and Phoebe, and in
the other semi Terry, Jerry and Jacki take on Graham, $229.00
Wendy and Tim.
To all players - enjoy your game and good
Social bowls will also be played this afternoon.
Visitors are always welcome to come and have a game.
Names to be in by 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. with 2GB SD Card
Clancy. Only $99.00
Week : 8
Date : 18/the Dec
Court 1 Court 2 Optex 7”
5.00 Brendon vs Jake Tracey vs Felecia Digital Picture
5.30 Russell vs Karl Tina vs Melanie Frame
6.00 Matt vs Peter Ed vs Lisa $169.00
6.30 Mitchell vs Poppa
Any subs required please call Brendon Anderson or
Also Junior Squash Coaching is on this Tuesday $429.00
3.30pm till 5.00pm. This will be the last week for
junior coaching and Tuesday night comp until next Waterproof
The squash committee would like to wish everyone
a Marry Christmas and a happy New Year.
ISLAND VET SURGERY with FM Tuner 1GB
Middlegate Only $95.00
Telephone: 50838 or 23838
Ph: 6723 22131
Ph: 50VET Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With misty rain falling on and off all afternoon 16
players still enjoyed their Wednesday bowls.
The score card in the game of Triples between Kitha
skipping Plute and Bev and Terry skipping Jackie and
Ann showed a very closely contested game over 16
The points see-sawed back and forth with 12-all on
the 15th end. Terry’s team picked up a 2 on the final end
to win 14-12.
Cab skipped Peter and Carol against Margaret
skipping Wendy and Petal it the second game of Triples.
On the 12th end Cab’s team held the lead 10-7 however
Sarah, Jessica, Wesley
Marg’s team scored on each of the next three ends to
make it a drawn game, 10-all on the 15th end.
Annie and Debbie played a game of pairs against Jeff December 2007
and Kerry. This was also good to watch. Jeff and Kerry
were holding the lead but Annie and Debbie’s four on
the 13th end made it 10-all. Not to be out done Jeff and ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS
Kerry picked up a 5 and a 3 on the next two consecutive
ends. Final score on the 18th ends 19-13 to them.
AND THE NEW YEAR!
Notice - the Norfolk Island Bowling Club’s Christmas
Party will be held on Saturday 22nd December. There
will be mixed mufti bowls in the afternoon with a pot Produced
luck dinner at 6.00pm.
All members and social members are welcome. Do Pine Smoked
not forget something for the pot luck dinner.
I must thank the members for your overwhelming
support at the Special General Meeting held on the 6th
Ham On The Bone
December, It is obvious you are happy with the elected Available from
positions already being held. Hey! It means I still get to
keep putting my paws to paper.
FARMER LOU’S FARM
Iney. Give us a call on 22370 or 50227
INBOUND PASSENGER STATISTICS - NOVEMBER 2007
Residence 2007 2006 2005 Market % 2007 2006 2005
New South Wales 1159 969 937 New South Wales 33.78% 31.57% 35.70%
Victoria 538 265 232 Victoria 15.68% 8.63% 8.84%
Queensland 811 814 661 Queensland 23.64% 26.51% 25.18%
South Australia 39 29 42 South Australia 1.14% 0.94% 1.60%
Western Australia 62 99 56 Western Australia 1.81% 3.23% 2.13%
Tasmania 31 33 27 Tasmania 0.90% 1.07% 1.03%
New Zealand 736 713 601 New Zealand 21.45% 23.22% 22.89%
Paciﬁc 55 10 69 Paciﬁc 1.60% 0.33% 2.63%
Other 0 138 0 Other 0.00% 4.50% 0.00%
Monthly Total 3431 3070 2625 Total 100.00% 100.00
100.00% 100.00 100.00%
Financial YTD 14969 14615 11675 Visitor Days 23,936 21,007 19,077
EMBARKATION: PUBLIC PRIVATE TOURIST LOCAL TOTAL CRAFTS
SYDNEY 892 69 961 191 1152 12
BRISBANE 922 43 965 167 1132 13
MELBOURNE 378 14 392 40 432 4
NEWCASTLE 315 104 774 75 849 9
AUCKLAND 670 18 333 40 373 4
CHRISTCHURCH 0 0 0 0 0 0
LORD HOWE 0 0 0 0 0 0
SHIPS/YACHTS 0 0 0 0 0 0
OTH CHARTER 6 4 6 0 6 1
COM CHARTER 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL: 3183 248 3431 513 3944 43
For Sale, Positions Vacant, Wanted to Buy, Notices, For Rent etc
NISSAN PATHFINDER 4 wheel drive. Automatic. Heritage Cottage at
2663cc with turbo. Immaculate condition. Regularly
serviced. Low mileage. $7,500. Please ‘phone 22405
business hours or 24268 a/h. Norfolk Pine ﬂoors, ﬁreplace, rewired,
replumbed and lovingly restored. Set on
FRUIT TREES: mangoes, peaches, plums, over 3/4 acre level land. Close to school.
nectarines, oranges, tangelos, mandarins, apples, $390,000
pawpaws, babacao, passionfruit, macadamias, lychees,
pomegranates, mulberries, black sapote, white sapote,
pineapple, strawberries, Desireable land at
ORNAMENTALS Red Road
camelias, crotons, hibiscus, frangipanis, palms,
pungas, poincianas, jacarandas and much more Two hectares with 82 m road frontage. Views.
Griffs Growery phone 50715 open 7.30am to 11 pm $345,000.Additionally available 2 adjoining
and 4 pm to sunset Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds portions. One over 2 hectares more than
doubles the road frontage. The other 2.8
FINISHING NAIL GUN - E Stanley Bostich (seldom ha. The whole a substantial land holding on
used) $350ono; XTRA LARGE HEAVY DUTY
TARP $200ono; 1 TON CHAIN HOIST $80ono; Norfolk Island of almost 17 acres.
ARCH WINDOW Toughened Glass 1500mm W x A rare opportunity.
950mm to peak $80ono. Please phone Richard 24053
WHITE TOYOTA COROLLA, Good condition and
economical. Please ‘phone 50696 or 22740 with adjoining ﬂat
on spacious 1.2 acres in Cutters Corn. 3
MAZDA CAPELLA. Excellent condition. Please bedroom ( main with ensuite) combined
‘phone Peter Yager on 50862 or 23339
living / dining area. Drive through carport
OUTBOARD MOTOR - YAMAHA 175hp in very to landscaped estb. Gardens. Fruit trees ,
good condition. Only 370 hours. Brand new. All coffee trees, estb. kentia palms, pohutakawa
service sheets available. Phone Shane on 23675 hedge for privacy. Two vehicular entrances.
One bedroom ﬂat in separate building with
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT
large workshop and separate private access.
PACIFICA GARDEN CENTRE
Gorgeous gifts, tea lights, candelabras, garden $475,000.
furniture, cafe chairs and table, benches and tables
for the verandah, beach umbrellas, cushions, island TO LET
woven mats and more!
Come up and see our new stock. ONE BEDROOM NEAR NEW FLAT
Phone 23210. in town $110 p.w.
KICK ICE COCKTAILS @ basalt. Frozen cocktails 3 BRM + ENSUITE - NEAR NEW ,
made easy. Margarita, Pina Colada and Strawberry ocean & valley views $215 p.w.
Daiquiri. Just add water and alcohol to bag, shake
and freeze. Each bag makes at least 10 cocktails.
Resealable for drinks at your home. A great gift idea.
Preservative and gluten free. basalt. Tel: 22397
5-metre ALUMINIUM BOAT with 60hp Johnston
outboard. Both boat and trailer in good condition.
$15,000ono. Contact Keith Bigg on 22587
BUSINESS FOR SALE. This owner operated �
business is for sale. Permanent customers with a good ���������������������
income all the year round. For more information please ����������������������������
call 22972 or leave a message. TELEPHONE 23601 - A/H 22240 OR 22005
BARBECUE / OUTDOOR TABLES / CIRCULAR MARLIN 925 .22 RIFLE New 531.00; BSA
1.2 M DIAMETER
DIAMETER—2 unique Norfolk designer METEOR .177 Air Riﬂe S/H 232.00; GAMO
tables, these locally made tables are better than SHADOW .177 Air Riﬂe New 330.00; H & R .410
anything you will buy retail & cost less---they consist SHOTGUN New 330.00; Plus ammunition and gun
of a circular black powder coated aluminium tubular care products. Other ﬁrearms also available. Please see
frame, the tops are made out of oiled aged kwila, ﬁxed your licensed Dealer Erle Vincent at Central Service
with stainless steel screws, by local craftsman, to Station Ph 22402
handle the island`s climate
These much admired tables will bring you pleasure WANTED TO BUY
for years to come , very reluctant sale, don`t miss this
opportunity to purchase a stylish piece of furniture QUEEN SIZE BED in good condition. Please phone
$450 each 22230.
Ph 24068 for more information.
Cascade Joinery has a 3-SIDER PLANER for sale.
Ideal for running ﬂooring and weatherboards. Complete TO RENT: 1bdr FSC Unit, $80/week; Close to town.
after extensive maintenance with knives and extractor Phone 22325; A/H 22580
pump. 3 phase power needed. Please ‘phone Dick on
22513 or 50692 “GORGEOUS HOME TO RENT - Only minutes
from school, shops and beaches this 3 BRM home
Brand new ROVER CATCHER LAWNMOWERS nestled off Stockyard Road, boasts open plan / cathedral
from $425. Contact 22022 or after-hours 22494 ceiling, living / dining / kitchen area with fantastic
adjacent undercover outdoor entertainment deck,
PHOTOS FROM THE TOURISM AWARDS overlooking idyllic valley and water views. Separate
NIGHT are available at Camerahouse and Quick entry to M BR. Lawn mowing/general maintenance
Prints. included. Fully furnished. Timber ﬂoors throughout.
Available from December. For inspection or inquiry
4WD NISSAN 1 TON UTE 38,000k’s. Very good please phone Shari 50502, Darren 50500 or leave a
original condition. No rust. New rego $6,000. LIGHT message on 23363.”
TRUCK, NISSAN VANETTE. Economical. No
rust, new rego. $2,000. DISHWASHER, Simpson - 3 POSITIONS VACANT
months use. As new. White $600. CULVERT PIPE
0.5 dia x 6m. unused. $800. Please contact Kevin BAR STAFF required at the Norfolk Island Leagues
McCoy on 50183. Club. Please contact Tim Sheridan on 22440
SUBARU UTE. Good order. Rego until May 2008. ROOM ATTENDANT: Experience essential. This
Small CHEST FREEZER. Near new. CLOTHES position is permanent and work is over six days.
DRIER hardly used. LINE TRIMMER STIHL FS76 Enquires to the Manager, South Paciﬁc Resort Hotel,
Goes well. Please ‘phone 22475 PO Box 215 Norfolk Island, Phone (+6723) 23154 or
DIAHATSU HI-JET UTILITY TRUCK. 4WD.
41,000kms in excellent condition. $9,400. Please CASUAL CLEANER wanted on an on-call basis.
‘phone 22308 Please ‘phone 22429
FORD FALCON XR6. Manual. Excellent condition. EXPERIENCED F&B STAFF to work 3-4 nights.
$12,000ono. Please ‘phone Kay on 23189 Bar and Barista skills and R.S.A. Certiﬁcate a plus.
Training provided for the right person. This is a
MOON PLANTING CALENDARS. See Patricia permanent part-time as present. Please ‘phone Steven
Buffett at the markets or call 22688 on 24127 (h) of 22557 (b).
BLACK MAZDA TWIN CAB UTE, Good condition
with pink slip. $5,000.00 ono. Phone Di on 50959 or
2 - PENN SENATOR 9/0 GAME REELS AND
RODS. Fully spooled with 24kg mono line. They are
ready to go - just add water. $480 each but can be sold
separately. Ring Ian Kenny on 22386 Nippers
Swim, Paddle. Run and Laugh
TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN 1988 MODEL
- one owner since brand new (not 2nd hand Jap
import).Done 78,600 genuine klms. Gold seal rust
Develop Beach Awareness and Water
proofed, automatic, rego just renewed to 22 Dec.
2008. $3,500.00 O.N.O. Please phone Len or Helen Skills
Christian-Bailey on 23480.
QUALIFIED JOINER / CARPENTER. Contact HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE for Fantasy Island
Rocky Point Joinery on 22285. This is a TEP renewal. Resort due to staff holidays. Required couple 10 - 31
Jan 08. Good salary & conditions. Apply now. Call
HOTEL RECEPTIONIST. Experience in a similar Lyndsay Tooley at 23778 for more info.
Hotel position essential. Experience in Ingenious
Reservations, Microsoft Word and Excel programmes ASSISTANT MANAGER. The All Seasons Colonial
desirable. The position is permanent salaried with Norfolk Island is seeking an Assistant Manager. Wide
shift work over six days per week. (Weekend work range experience in all aspects of day-to-day hotel
essential). Enquiries to the Manager, South Paciﬁc management inc. F & B, cost control, budget analysis
Resort Hotel, PO Box 215, Norfolk Island. Ph (+6723) and strong guest relation rapport is a necessity.
23154 or email: email@example.com Prior experience working in remote areas will be an
advantage as will proven sales and market growth.
Bojangles Hair Salon is seeking a KEEN, This is a salaried, full time position, six days per
MOTIVATED YOUNG PERSON TO FILL THE week. All enquiries to 22123.
POSITION OF SHAMPOO ASSISTANT. Position
is part time and will suit 16 – 18 year old, however OFFICE MANAGER Must be prepared to work
all applicants will be considered. Please contact Tania weekends and evenings when required. Experience
Sharp on 22145 (bh) or 24248 (ah) in Microsoft Ofﬁce and Attache Business Partner
essential. Apply in writing to Prouds Gallery and
SHORT ORDER COOK and CASUAL BAR Pharmacy , PO Box 210, Norfolk Island.
PERSON. Please contact Tosca at the Sports and
Workers Club on 23777 for further details PERFECT PART TIME POSITION---by working
from 5.00pm/ 5.30pm till 8.30pm at the Bowlo Bistro,
Positions available at Hillcrest you will not only get paid top $`s, you will save money
1. BREAKFAST COOK 7-10/10.30am 6 days per by enjoying a tasty meal and drink of your choice
week –add that to the fact that you can still enjoy life after
2. BREAKFAST WAITRESs 7-10/10.30am 6 days 8.30pm, and ask yourself what are you waiting for?
per week Do it—do it now---phone Patrick 24068, (if nobody
3. FILL IN HOUSEKEEPER 1 day per week to home please leave message)—this is not a T.E.P
cover rdo advert—it is a genuine fantastic opportunity
4. FULL TIME POSITION over 6 days, shared
between reception and housekeeping. ASSISTANT MANAGER - One of Norfolk Island’s
Training is available for all positions. For any premium accommodation properties, Governors
information please phone Tina on 22255 or mobile Lodge Resort is seeking a highly motivated person to
50684 ﬁll the position of Assistant Manager. Experience in
accounting essential with hospitality background an
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required with a advantage. Successful applicant must be prepared to
broad knowledge in automotive engineering. Please work ﬂexible hours and will need to work as part of a
send CV and references to Automotive Service Centre, team. Apply with full CV and references in the ﬁrst
P.O. Box 895 instance to Jo Kelly - Phone 24400.
SEAWORLD REEF AND BEEF RESTAURANT is MEETINGS AND AGMS
seeking the services of a 2ND CHEF / KITCHEN
ASSISTANT and HOST for two nights per week. The Chamber of Commerce will be holding their
Training provided. No food preparation duties involved. MONTHLY MEETING followed by Christmas
Other nights will be available from time to time. Please drinks and nibbles at the Ferny Lane Theatre on
telephone Ester on 23267 and or 22704 for complete Monday 17 December 2007 at 5.30pm.
details of the position.
The Annual General meeting of the NORFOLK
THE PATISSERIE requires CASUAL STAFF ISLAND SHOOTING SPORTS FEDERATION
MEMBER for weekend work. Some cafe experience will be held Monday 17th December 5.30 at the Sports
an advantage is not essential. Please phone Brian or Ofﬁces, New Cascade Road.
Leanne on 24118
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST. We seek
enthusiastic, energetic, ﬂexible all rounder for ISLAND VET SURGERY. Contactable on 50838
MANAGER of the Sports and Workers Club. Please (50VET) OR 23838
apply in the ﬁrst instance to Peter Horrocks on 50347
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‘MILT’S WILL BE CLOSED FROM 20TH Radio Norfolk will be presenting a CHRISTMAS
DECEMBER TILL 6TH JANUARY 2008 - I will SPECIAL BROADCAST BY MARY DUKE On
contact all customers on my return. Jan and I wish all Tuesday 18th December 2007 at 7.00 p.m.. in AM and
our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New “A
FM bands titled “ week till Christmas!” Suitable for
Year all the family.
BOAT DESIGNER & BUILDER - SETON NORFOLK ELECTRICAL’S OFFICE WILL
REYNOLDS, Fiberglass Boat Builder will be visiting BE CLOSED from Wednesday, 12th December at
the Island from 18th December for 2 weeks. He will 4.30pm re-opening on Monday 7th January 2008.
be available for consultation on the range of boats and For all your electrical needs please ring the Norfolk
products manufactured at his factory in NSW. Electrical mobile number as advertised in the Yellow
Seton has been building a large range of craft for pages. Sorry for any inconvenience, and a safe and
the past 30 years. Boats include Commercial ﬁshing happy festive season to all our valued customers and
charter and pleasure-craft boats, Surf Rescue boats, thanks for your support throughout the year. Ann, Phil
Australian Naval commissioned boats, Glass Bottom and Jim.
boats- (e.g. Donald & Maree’s glaas bohtam boet),
Yachts up to 40ft; trailer-sailers; Mono and multi-hull PILATES CLASSES ALL LEVELS WELCOME
craft; Barges- motorised and non-motorised; canoes, . If you have a time slot and a couple of friends we
kayaks etc. Seton can be contacted through Donald & will run a class to suit you. Tuesdays 6am, Thursdays
Maree Reynolds Ph 22249 after 18th Dec. or check out 5.30pm
his website - www.hydroﬁeldtrihulls.com TRIM, TONE AND FIRM Thursday 6am, Saturday
SALTED SIGN AND DESIGN ‘Megan FitzPatrick’ Aura studio behind Photopress in Douglas Drive
will be CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS REMEDIAL AND RELAXATION MASSAGE
from Tuesday 18th December to Monday 7th January. treating sciatica, ﬁbromyalgia, sporting injuries and
Thank you for your support in 2007. Wishing you all a much more. Phone 23001. 53215 for more information.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Gift vouchers available.
NORFOLK REFRIGERATION advises that VISITING SPECIALISTS
Graham will be off the island from this weekend until
the 4th January due to further medical treatment. 2008
URGENT SERVICE call can be made to 22556 January 6th to 14th Dr Benness Gynaecologist
Monday to Friday during normal business hours. We January 20th to 27th Dr Thomas Gastroenterologist
wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a January 28th - 8th Feb Dr Grant Urologist
happy, healthy and ‘prosperous’ New Year. Please ‘phone the hospital for an appointment.
LAT.29004’S LONG. 167056’E
THE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY JAERO NORFOLK ISLAND
COMPETITION will be in recess during the TASMAN SEA
Christmas & New Year break & will re-commence in Times and Heights of High and Low Waters
February.. Our grateful thanks to The South paciﬁc for
the use of their amenities & we wish all our supporters
Christmas Greetings for the Festive Season.. HIGH Hgt LOW Hgt
YOGA AT STRAWBERRY FIELDS Monday Saturday 15 12.07pm 1.6 5.29am 0.3
morning at 9.30am; Monday and Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday 16 12.53pm 1.6 6.15am 0.4
Saturdays 3:00 pm. KIDS YOGA is held on Saturday Monday 17 1.43pm 1.5 7.07am 0.5
at 9.00am - 10.00am for 3-1/2 to 7 year olds. From Tuesday 18 2.47pm 1.5 8.08am 0.5
10.30am - 11.30am is for children aged 8 - 12. All Wednesday 19 3.36pm 1.5 9.16am 0.6
welcome phone 23811 Thursday 20 4.37pm 1.5 10.30am 0.6
Friday 21 5.39pm 1.5 11.40am 0.6
Saturday 22 6.43am 1.6 12.45pm 0.5
Memory Keeping at Its Best
There will be no sessions until January 2008
Thank you for all your help and support and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and Happy scrapbooking in to the New Year
Come Worship With Us.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND ST. PHILIP HOWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH
Rev. Rod Oldﬁeld Queen Elizabeth Avenue Telephone 22763
Rectory: Headstone Road Telephone: 22293 Administrator Rev. Dr. Neil Brown
SUNDAY 8.00 am Holy Communion at St Barnabas Chapel. Parish Council - President Barbara Hehir
9.30 am Morning Service at St Barnabas Chapel followed by Secretary Margaret Kiernan. Treasurer - Joan Irwin
morning tea. 7.30 pm Evening Prayer (1662) at All Saints Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and Weddings
Kingston followed by “Sing A Long”. contact Barbara Hehir - ph 22010.
THURSDAY 5.15 pm Prayer Time at All Saints Kingston Rosary - Sunday 8.30am (Preceding Mass)
FRIDAY 12.00 md Bible Study at All Saints Kingston 5.00 MASS - SUNDAY 9.00am
pm. Radio Programme Radio Norfolk AM & FM Bands PRAYER MEETING - Wednesday 3.15pm. All welcome.
RADIO PROGRAMME 2NI Thursday 4.00pm
Piety Stall open before and after Sunday Mass.
Cascade Road Pastor Karl Tui Telephone: 22179
God in Christ shared our humanity that we might share his
divinity SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
SUNDAY 16th at 10 am: Praise and Worship Service All Pastor George C. Porter
welcome Manse and Church: New Cascade Road. Tel 22201
TUESDAYS at 4 pm: Radio Programme in the AM Band. email: email@example.com
NEED HELP? www.norfolkisland.gscadventist.org.au
UNIFAM FAMILY and RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY: 2:00 to 4:00 pm. South
Phone Sydney 9891 1328 Paciﬁc Display Centre is open to Tourists and all interested
This is a service of the Uniting Church persons.
TUESDAY 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Ladies Arts and Crafts
OPPORTUNITY SHOP time. 7:30 pm Bible Study and Prayer fellowship
The Opportunity Shop will be closed until WEDNESDAY : 5:00 pm Radio Programme on Radio
14th January 2008 Norfolk
SATURDAY: Sabbath Services: 9:30 am Sabbath School
and Bible Study for all ages. 11:00 am. Divine Service- A
word from the Lord.
VISITORS AND SEARCHERS - Always welcome for
NORFOLK ISLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH worship and fellowship, with God our Maker and Life.
A Christian Outreach Centre SOUTH PACIFIC DISPLAY CENTRE –
….. *** LOCATION – THE HUB *** Tourist Attraction
Taylors Road next to Sims Supermarket Best of its kind in the South Paciﬁc – South Paciﬁc
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SUNDAY 10.00am. Worship Service and Communion. Open Monday and Wednesday 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Morning tea and Fellowship Time after service. Childrens Admission $2:00
Sunday School - TBA 5.00pm
MONDAY 6.30pm Prayer Meeting.
TUESDAY: 9.45am - 11.30 ‘Mainly Music’ for ‘Pre-
schoolers’ and Mums in recess. AN INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT
FRIDAY: 6:30pm “Ignited Youth!”extreme activities, fun,
Youth!” “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in
café, life skills - in recess. Remember – Hillsong TV on need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in
TVNI Sundays at 8:00 am him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but
The Community Church - Taylor’s Road - ph 23856 with actions and in truth.” For enquiries or dicussion ‘phone
22116.. For enquiries or discussion please ‘phone 22116
METEOROLOGICAL DATA - DECEMBER 2007
DAY DATE M.S.L.Press TEMP. WIND RAIN SUNSHINE
(hpa) 9am MAX. MIN Dir’n KNOTS TIME
Thursday 6th 1015.2 23.0 17.9 WSW 20 1146 0.2 9.5
Friday 7th 1013.3 22.1 16.7 WSW 20 1147 5.4 5.8
Saturday 8th 1009.4 23.1 17.1 SW 13 1258 2.0 11.1
Sunday 9th 1010.5 23.9 17.3 ENE 13 0817 0.0 7.9
Monday 10th 1012.4 24.2 17.1 SE 17 1419 0.0 12.3
Tuesday 11th 1013.6 23.7 19.4 SSE 17 1510 0.6 4.5
Wednesday 12th 1012.2 24.8 19.2 E 20 2212 1.0 5.1
MONTHLY MEANS FOR DEC. (All Years) RAINFALL SO FAR FOR DEC : 71.8mm
MEAN MAX TEMP (oc) : 23.4 RAINFALL FOR 2007 TO DATE : 949.6
MEAN MIN TEMP (oc) : 17.7 MEAN ANNUAL RAINFALL : 1309.3
Daily SUNSHINE (Hours) : 7.8 AVERAGE DECEMBER RAINFALL : 83.2mm
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