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The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events

The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events that promote community cohesion, development and identity. The Newman Mainstreet Project also encourages a community based coordinated approach to improve the economic, social & physical environment. To get involved call: 9177 8290

Outback Fusion Festival

The official opening of the Outback Fusion Festival also revealed the culmination of work by the Shire of East Pilbara’s Artist in Residence, Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya ‘Akirash’, through his dramatic interactive performance art and artistic works displayed at the Martumili Art Centre.

The festival, now in its fifth year, continued to entertain with numerous culturally diverse art, cultural, gastronomic, and musical activities to captivate all ages.

The Shire of East Pilbara proudly hosted the Outback Fusions Festival with thanks to funding partners BHP Billiton, Tourism WA and Healthway.

Photographs by Sonya Matheson

The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events

Akirash with Lockie McDonald from Full Sky, a member of the Artist in Residence selection panel, in front of a piece of Akirash’s art

The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events

Kristel from The Merindas serenading DJ Rev

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Akirash’s performance art at the Void in the East Pilbara Art Centre

The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events

Pip Parsonson from the Shire with the Hon. Brendon Grylls MLA at the official opening of the festival

The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events

Councillors Gerry Parsons and Craig Hoyer with Chris Burgess, NPS Principal, at the opening of the festival

Junkadelic Brass Band Arts Collective performing on the ‘Newman World Stage’

The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events

One of Newman Dance Company’s performances. They also ran a belly dancing workshop open to all ages.

The objective of the Newman Mainstreet Project is to involve the community in projects or events

Screen printing session of wearable art by Junkadelic

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Snake Handlers

Snake season is well upon us. Each year, Newman News has written advice about what to do if you see a snake and how to diminish their likely presence in your yard. If a snake is sighted, stay still and let them pass if possible, otherwise move straight out of the area. Call a snake handler, and keep an eye from a safe distance for where the snake may have gone so the handler has a chance of finding it. A few preventative measures include keeping lawns and vegetation trimmed, pick up outdoor toys, keep rodents and other potential food sources at bay, and consider better solutions for wood piles and the like. Other bite prevention actions include wearing enclosed shoes outside and turning on lights before stepping out in the dark. Do not attempt to handle the snake yourself as snake markings are sometimes very similar between venomous and non- venomous kinds, even enough to cause debate amongst those trained.

Rabbit Proof Fence

Lindsey Cole from Buckinghamshire, who is a cycling adventurist, a former medical charity worker, and journalism graduate, walked 2,400 km of the Rabbit Proof Fence taking about 10 weeks. The rabbit proof fence was originally designed to stem the flow of the destructive rabbit plague into crops and pastoral lands in WA. The fence was made infamous by the struggle of three young Aboriginal girls trying to return to their Jigalong home in 1931 after running away from the Moore River Native Settlement, North of Perth, whilst being pursued. Lindsey’s journey, in honour of the three girls, undertook the journey facing the harsh conditions and extreme weather. She remarked that she had plenty of survival gear while the girls were dressed only in their nighties. The message she gave was to show motivation and determination in order to achieve and to succeed.

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Newman has several very dedicated JPs who make themselves available. Justices of the Peace are volunteers, they may preside in a Magistrate court, sign search warrants for the Police, authorise the issuing of summons for Police, preside in a prison court, assess and approve bail and surety applications, and are frequently called upon to witness documents. As volunteers, please make an appointment with them in advance. Allen Cooper – 0427 986 420 Michelle Baines – 0408 917 584 Scott Baines – 0408 936 432 Anita Grace – 9175 1040 (avail. 8-12 daily) Jeton Ahmedi – 0458 333 522 Paul Foster – 0418 955 253

Shire Grants

The unconfirmed minutes of the Shire’s

Council meeting held on 26 August 2016 states that the following community assistance grants have been approved:

  • 1. Pioneers Football Club towards refurbishment and electrical distribution board replacement

  • 2. Newman Community Baptist Church towards the Christmas Carol celebrations

  • 3. Newman Taekwondo and Hapkido Club towards referee training and attendance at the WA Northwest Taekwondo Hanmadang

  • 4. Newman RSL Sub-Branch towards the patio renovation

  • 5. Amateur Swim Club towards the Pilbara Championships costs

Please contact us for our full rates chart and sizes.

  • 6. Marble Bar CRC towards their cyclone fencing project

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Shire of East Pilbara’s Councillors’ Meet and Greet at the Boulevard Shopping Centre, 10:00-12:00, visit them to discuss issues, comments and queries, or raise any concerns

Swim School Open Day for enrolments, 09:00-12:00, entry during that time will be free so it is a great opportunity to go down and see what is on offer, 9175 2145 or visit Facebook

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – OCTOBER 2016 8 October 9 October 15 October 15 October 16 October

Les Mills Launch Party; sample the world’s best fitness classes, 08:45-11:00, free entry, followed by morning tea at the Newman Recreation Centre on Gregory Avenue, all fitness levels with beginners welcome for ages 14 years and over

Newman Netball Association’s AGM, 12:00 noon at the netball canteen/shed, for more information please contact Lou Lockyer or Lee Lockyer

‘Welcome to Newman’ free event by the Shire of East Pilbara proudly supported by BHP Billiton, 14:00 – Mine tour (approx. 90 minutes) departing from the Newman Visitor Centre followed at 17:15 by a BBQ at Boomerang Oval and then outdoor screening of a family movie at 18:00. Please book your place for the mine tour by 10 October on nvctech@bigpond.com or 9175 2888. For more information 9175 8000.

St John Ambulance Newman Sub Centre Committee’s AGM, 19:00 at Newman Sub Centre on the corner of Newman Drive and Nyabalee Street, enquiries 9175 1105

Police Legacy golf day, registrations 08:00 with tee-off 09:00, all levels welcome, $50 per player includes golf and refreshments, 9175 4000 or owen.killip@police.wa.gov.au

Memorial Service in the morning at the crash site. We will remember them:

Senior Constable Donald Richard Everett 4600 – Police Air Wing Senior Constable Philip Gavin Ruland 7877 – Newman Police Station First Class Constable David Adrian Dewar 9178 – Newman Police Station Constable Gavin Ashley Capes 10305 – Newman Police Statio

WA Police Legacy rugby event ‘The Bloody Slow Cup’ in the evening at Capricorn Oval

NCCI’s seminar ‘The Steps to Sustainable Peak Performance in Business’, 09:00-16:00, Newman House on Iron Ore Parade, $10 for CCI members, $25 non-members with lunch and refreshments provided, to register please contact Tania Tucker on 9175 0042 or admin@newmancci.com.au

EPIS’s AGM, 18:00 at their Newman Day Centre, Les Tutt Drive, for enquiries please call 9175 5179

Newman Mainstreet Project’s Halloween Markets, 16:00-19:00, at the Beach Indoor Play Centre and the Newman Club combined, nmpmarkets@westnet.com.au

Pink Ribbon High Tea raising money for cancer, 13:00-16:00 at Newman Visitor Centre, raffles, games, door prizes and other fun activities, bookings are essential $25 per person, nvctech@bigpond.com or 9175 2888

Remembrance Day at 11:00 commemorative service and laying of wreath at the RSL Memorial (Shire gardens, corner of Newman and Kalgan Drive)

Pilbara Swimming Championships, a prelude to the State Swimming Championships, Newman Aquatic Centre

Newman Turf Club’s AGM, 13:00, venue to be confirmed, for information please contact Nigel Weston 0418 938 941

Newman Mainstreet Project’s Markets

International Volunteer Day. The Shire of East Pilbara will be holding a free community lunch to thank local volunteers, Boomerang Oval

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of St
NOTICE OF ANNUAL
GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that an
Annual General Meeting of St John Ambulance
Newman Sub Centre Committee (ABN 55 028 468
715), will be held at Newman Sub Centre, corner
Newman Drive and Nyabalee Street, Newman on
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 7pm
The AGM will appoint a newly created Committee
and seek expressions of interests in the following
positions;
Chairperson
Vice Chairperson
Secretary
Treasurer
Other committee members
For further information please do not hesitate to
contact Newman St John Ambulance Sub Centre
on 9175 1105 (b/h)
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of St

Birdy Nutrition: Plating up for our feathered friends

By Dr Lucy van der Weide, BScBVMS Newman Veterinary Hospital

When it comes to pet bird nutrition there

Seed mixtures are an incomplete food

disease we see in vet practice is fatty liver

more information, pop into the Newman

is a lot of misleading and inaccurate

syndrome known as lipidosis. This is a

Veterinary Hospital and grab a free fact

information available. The importance of a balanced diet for our pet birds is critical.

serious condition that can result in death if treatment is not started early.

sheet.

Did you know that the standard seed mixture you buy at your local pet store or supermarket could be making your bird sick?

source and are nutritionally unbalanced. Seed is too high in fat and carbohydrate, whilst being low in vitamins and minerals. A diet consisting predominately of seed is just like a diet of fried chips for us. Not good.

The best diet for pet birds is a high quality pelleted diet (approximately 50-75% formulated for the species of bird you have (finches, lorikeets, small and large parrots etc.) with the remaining diet made up with a selection of vegetables, fruit and fresh forage and grasses offered daily. Avoid avocado, garlic, onion and rhubarb. Allow only 1-2% of the diet for treats and training. Examples of what can be used include the bird seed, unsalted nuts, pasta, eggs and

Briefly; for our pet chooks, ensure they have available at all times a commercial high quality pellet (starter, layer, breeder etc.) It is important the pellets do not get wet as it can become highly toxic. Kitchen scraps alone are not a sufficient diet for laying, young or growing hens. For hens ranging on lush grass, care should be taken to ensure that they still eat their laying pellets as they will not get enough nutrients from the grass alone.

It is not natural to feed birds a seed based

brown rice.

For more information or to purchase a balanced bird pellet please contact the

diet and

doing

so

will result

in severe

Converting your pet bird over to a balanced

Newman Vet Hospital. Stay tuned for next

nutritional

deficiencies

and

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shorter

pellet from a seed diet takes time and

pet bird willingly eats the pellets.

For

month’s nutrition tips for our small, furry

lifespan. These birds become highly susceptible to many diseases. A common

patience. It can take weeks before your

pet mammals including ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and rats.

WHAT’S ON? REGULAR ACTIVITIES Monday 08:30 08:30 09:00 09:30 17:30 19:00 The Beach Indoor Play Centre
WHAT’S ON? REGULAR ACTIVITIES
Monday
08:30
08:30
09:00
09:30
17:30
19:00
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 12.30pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, Boogie Roos also available from 9:30 am
Time Out session with crèche until 11:30am, Newman Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Mackay Street, 9175 1516
Newman Playgroup until 11:00 for 0-4 y.o., Moondoorow Street, newmanplaygroup@hotmail.com or 0407 450 491
Newman Library open until 17:00, Kalgan Drive, 9177 9600, newman.library@pilbara.wa.edu.au
Newman Girl Guides 5-7 y.o., Newman Youth Centre, 0417 178 624, newmangirlguides@gmail.com
Jiu Jitsu, Newman Club, for other times and age groups contact Adam 0408 097 792, Dionne 0409 116 541
19:30
Anglican Church bible study, location to be advised, 0499 778 116
Tuesday
08:30
08:30
09:30
10:00
17:30
19:00
19:30
19:30
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 12.30pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, opposite Police Station
Time Out with crèche, Newman Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au
Newman Library open until 17:00, Kalgan Drive, 9177 9600, newman.library@pilbara.wa.edu.au
Newman Playgroup until 12 noon for 0-4 y.o., Moondoorow Street, newmanplaygroup@hotmail.com or 0407 450 491
Newman Girl Guides 7-18 y.o., Newman Youth Centre, 0417 178 624, newmangirlguides@gmail.com
Jiu Jitsu, Newman Club, for other times and age groups contact Adam 0408 097 792, Dionne 0409 116 541
Study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Les Tutt Drive off Kurra Street, jw.org
Christian Minister John Wolak on 0412 991 551
Newman Lions Club, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, Lions Park on Corwa Drive, Jessica Mclean-Middleton on 0415 699 991
Wednesday
08:30
08:30
09:00
09:30
14:30
17:00
18:30
18:30
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 12.30pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, opposite Police Station
Time Out with crèche, Newman Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au
Newman Playgroup until 11:00 for 0-4 y.o., Moondoorow Street, newmanplaygroup@hotmail.com or 0407 450 491
Newman Library open until 17:00, Kalgan Drive,9177 9600, newman.library@pilbara.wa.edu.au
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 5:00pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, opposite Police Station
Newman Community Baptist Church’s Teens ‘Adopt a Nation’ until 18:00, Welsh Drive Youth Centre
Newman Scouts 10-14 y.o., Newman Youth Centre, 0417 178 624, gl.newman@scoutswa.com.au
Casual Futsal, enquire regarding charges, Newman Rec Centre, 9177 8075
19:00
Corporate bowls new players welcome, Newman Club, Nick 0419 192 691, Adelle 0418 860 364
19:00
Women’s Darts, Newman Club
Thursday
08:20
Anglican Church Young mum’s bible study, location to be advised, 0499 778 116
08:30
08:30
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 12.30pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, Boogie Roos also available from 9:30 am
Time Out with crèche, Newman Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au
09:30
09:30
Newman Library open until 19:00, Kalgan Drive,9177 9600, newman.library@pilbara.wa.edu.au
Gumnuts story and nursery rhyme time 0-2 y.o., parent facilitated, free, Newman Library
15:30
16:30
Kids’ basketball drills and skills, 8-16 y.o., must pre-register, Newman Rec Centre, 9177 8075
Newman Joey Scouts until 17:30, Newman Youth Centre, 0417 178 624, gl.newman@scoutswa.com.au
18:00
Newman Cub Scouts until 19:30, Newman Youth Centre, 0417 178 624, gl.newman@scoutswa.com.au
19:00
Men’s Darts, Newman Club
19:30
Music practice, Anglican Church, 11 Hilditch Avenue, 9175 1350
Friday
08:30
09:30
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 12.30pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, opposite Police Station
Newman Library open until 17:00, Kalgan Drive,9177 9600, newman.library@pilbara.wa.edu.au
09:30
10:00
18:30
19:00
Newman Playgroup until 11:30 for 0-4 y.o., Moondoorow Street, newmanplaygroup@hotmail.com or 0407 450 491
Story time and craft for 2-5 y.o. during school terms, parents to supervise, free, Newman Library
Casual Futsal, enquire regarding charges, Newman Rec Centre, 9177 8075
Twilight session, bring a project of your own to start or complete, Newman Neighbourhood Centre,
2
Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au
19:00
Jiu Jitsu, Newman Club, for other times and age groups contact Adam 0408 097 792, Dionne 0409 116 541
Saturday
09:00
10:00
18:30
Newman Library open until 12:00, Kalgan Drive, 9177 9600, newman.library@pilbara.wa.edu.au
Newman Playgroup until 12 noon for 0-4 y.o., Moondoorow Street, newmanplaygroup@hotmail.com or 0407 450 491
Mass / Eucharist Celebration 1st and 2nd weekend of the month, St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Warman Avenue,
9175 2344, Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 3rd and 4th weekend, every 5th by rotation
19:00
Twilight session, bring a project of your own to start or complete, Newman Neighbourhood Centre,
2
Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au
Sunday
08:30
Mass / Eucharist Celebration 1st and 2nd weekend of the month, St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Warman Avenue,
9175 2344, Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 3rd and 4th weekend, every 5th by rotation
09:00
Worship, Vibrant evangelical, holding to biblical teaching, Anglican Church, 11 Hilditch Ave, 9175 1350
Including bubs and tots ministry and Sunday school
09:30
09:30
10:00
13:00
13:30
Newman Community Baptist Church Worship, Praise and Kids’ Church, Welsh Drive
Newman Community Baptist Church’s Teen Church, Welsh Drive
Study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Les Tutt Drive off Kurra Street, jw.org,
Christian Minister John Wolak on 0412 991 551
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 4pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, opposite Police Station
Freestyle craft, art, sewing, quilting etc. session until 16:30, Newman Neighbourhood Centre,
2
Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au
16:00
Sunday Scroungers bowls new players welcome, $5 per player, bowls provided, Newman Club,
Nick 0419 192 691, Adelle 0418 860 364

Community Cleans Up

As mentioned in the previous edition of Newman News, the ‘Great Northern Clean Up’ is the above the Tropic of Capricorn’s version of ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ scheduled around more suitable weather. The day is intended to “empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our [their] environment.”

Almost 40 community members, a large contingent being the Newman Scouts, gathered to clean up around Radio Hill in an event organised by the Shire of East Pilbara.

The Shire kept volunteers hydrated while collecting two ute-loads of rubbish.

“Newman is a 2016 state finalist in the Keep Australia Beautiful ‘Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities’ campaign, in the categories of Environmental Sustainability, Young Legends and Environmental Education. The fact that the majority of volunteers at the clean-up were children and youth from the Newman Scout Group demonstrates why our community is a contender in the Young Legends category,” reports the Shire.

Volunteers were rewarded at the end with a BBQ at the Newman Visitor Centre and ice creams provided by Ole Grandad’s Ice creams. Thanks to everyone involved.

Community Cleans Up As mentioned in the previous edition of Newman News, the ‘Great Northern Clean
Community Cleans Up As mentioned in the previous edition of Newman News, the ‘Great Northern Clean

Volunteers ready for the clean up

Photograph by the Shire of East Pilbara

NCCI Directory Launch

By Tania Tucker, NCCI

Paralympian:

Russell (Rusty) Boaden

Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s August Business After Hours saw the launch of the 2016/2017 Newman Community and Business Directory. Rising to the challenge to meet with the high expectations of last year’s publication, was without a doubt a very hard task. This year’s directory is even bigger and better with a print run of 10,000 copies. Many thanks must go to all our local businesses that advertised, to our local photographers for their contribution of lovely images. Thanks also to Helen Medlen, Treasurer NCCI, of Mt. Newman Furniture and Bedding without whose hard work and dedication this directory would not have come to fruition. Anyone who has not received a copy of the directory is welcome to collect one from Newman House at 15 Iron Ore Parade.

Helen Medlen, Mt Newman Furniture &
Helen
Medlen,
Mt
Newman
Furniture
&
Community Cleans Up As mentioned in the previous edition of Newman News, the ‘Great Northern Clean

Bedding, receiving the very first copy of the directory from Barbara O’Driscoll, Acting President of NCCI

Photograph provided by Tania Tucker

By Nicole Willis

Paralympian, Russell (Rusty) Boaden, was not only the first child delivered in Newman, arriving 15 December 1969, when it was a closed mining town but he is also a Paralympian. Rusty damaged his Brachial Plexus in a motorbike accident in his 20's and discovered sailing at 32. He began as a trainer before joining the crew and began his representation of Australia in the 2006 IFDS World Championship. Since joining the sailing world, Rusty has won many titles but none more so rewarding to him than bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics in the mixed three person sonar with fellow crew members; Jonathan Harris and Colin Harrison. This Paralympics, the trio went on to win gold in Rio, with three first and four second placings. On behalf of the Newman News, we congratulate this three- man squad on brining home the gold and wish them well in their future endeavours.

Community Cleans Up As mentioned in the previous edition of Newman News, the ‘Great Northern Clean

Photograph from the Australian Paralympic

Committee’s website

Wild dog baiting

An aerial baiting program for wild dog control is being implemented by pastoralists on their leases. Wild dogs cause problems for livestock and the baits are extremely toxic. The bait used has many advantages over other types including the fact that native species are said to not be affected by it, making it more target specific.

In addition, the water solubility of this type of bait means that the toxin is eventually leached out of uneaten baits by rain, reducing any lasting potential hazard posed by those baits. It is also broken down into harmless by-products by micro-organisms, eliminating any potential for long-term environmental contamination.

Wild dog baiting An aerial baiting program for wild dog control is being implemented by pastoralists

Baits may look like these, similar to dried meat

Pet dogs are at extreme risk. Some baits look like dried meat and tempting to our pet dogs. It is best to leave them safely at home until after heavy rains.

These leases are private property but contain many beautiful spots that Newman residents and visitors use for leisure. These may include Wunna Munna, Weeli Wolli and Kalgan’s Pool to name just a few. We are reminded that it is required to contact pastoralists before going on their property, which normally is just a phone call in advance. Contact details can be obtained from the Newman Visitor Centre.

Citizenship Ceremony

Congratulations to the fifteen Newman residents who became Australian Citizens in September. G’day to our newest citizens, from Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Philippines, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Denmark, who are adding to our amazing cultural diversity that already exists in our region. The ceremony in the Shire chambers was conducted by Councillor Craig Hoyer.

Thank a Volunteer Day

Annually, the Shire hosts an event to show appreciation for all the volunteers who work tirelessly to make the town of Newman into a community.

In 1985, the UN established International Volunteer Day to be celebrated annually on 5 December. The day helps organisations and individual volunteers raise awareness of their contributions to economic and social developments and to give special thanks to those working to make our community a better place to live.

This year, the Shire will host a free lunch on Monday 5 December.

An invitation is out for people and community organisations to nominate volunteers to the Shire, which will recognise the volunteers with a Certificate of Appreciation. There will also be an award for the ‘East Pilbara Volunteer of the Year’ and ‘Youth Volunteer of the Year’. Last year’s category winners were Newman’s R.S.L. President, Ian Thompson, and Lachlan (Lachy) Thomas. Nominations can be made online www. citizenshipawards.com.au/nominate/

Wild dog baiting An aerial baiting program for wild dog control is being implemented by pastoralists

LES MILLS LAUNCH PARTY

SAMPLE THE WORLD’S BEST FITNESS CLASSES

Wild dog baiting An aerial baiting program for wild dog control is being implemented by pastoralists
Wild dog baiting An aerial baiting program for wild dog control is being implemented by pastoralists

FREE ENTRY

Saturday 15 October 8.45 - 11.00am Newman Recreation Centre

Join us for a free sample of our range of Les Mills classes, followed by a refreshing morning tea.

All Fitness Levels and abilities. Beginners welcome (14+yrs )

Bloody Slow Cup Theme

Australia
Australia

Vs

New Zealand

Wear your favourite team colours

Call 9177 8075 to book your place or for further information

BMX N.W. Super Series

By Stephanie Foster

In September, after months of planning, Newman hosted its second North West Super Series event since re-establishment of the club in 2015. Committee members and volunteers worked tirelessly to fundraise and install new equipment and facilities.

The East Pilbara BMX Club is very thankful for all the generous sponsor contributions especially the overall N.W. Super Series sponsors, Optiflow, Goodline and the Pilbara Motor Group.

The weekend started with the pre-event seeing a massive 145 riders participate. The racing was fast and gave an indication of how impressive the last round would be. After the wet weather at last year's event, the EP BMX Club had something to prove to the other clubs in the series. The track was looking in excellent racing condition.

There were 228 entries, with riders from Tom Price, Karratha, and Port Hedland, with 50 riders from Newman. Eighty-nine were in the ‘sprocket’ class (under 8s). The spectators witnessed competitive racing from all classes and a massive improvement in Newman's riders resulting in podium finishes for many. EP BMX Club's

focus was on coaching

this year that included four sessions from

pro-coaches

as

well

as accreditation

of

five

local

beginner

coaches,

really

paid

off. Great revenue was also raised by

the club thanks to

volunteers

running

catering and raffles.

As this

was the last

event in the Series, all riders rode hard to claim their final points and title at the overall awards presentation.

BMX N.W. Super Series By Stephanie Foster In September, after months of planning, Newman hosted its

Off and racing: BMX for all ages

Photograph by Capture This Photography

There were three crashes resulting in quick paramedic intervention and transfer to Newman hospital where, thankfully, all were discharged with no major injuries.

BMX WA Officials commented on how well organised the event was, particularly in the staging area.

Sunday morning saw the conclusion of the N.W. Super Series. The EP BMX Club put on a big breakfast for all sponsored by the Newman Vets Football Club and Healthways. Awards were presented to

riders who claimed points for competing in three or more rounds.

A massive 34 East Pilbara BMX Club riders were awarded with the top eight positions, six of which were podium finishes with all riders talking home trophies.

The EP BMX Club is proud of all its riders and enjoyed a very successful event! Congratulations to the NWSS Committee on a job well done. Looking forward to what the 2017 Super Series will bring!

BMX N.W. Super Series By Stephanie Foster In September, after months of planning, Newman hosted its

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BMX N.W. Super Series By Stephanie Foster In September, after months of planning, Newman hosted its
Newman Recreation Centre, Gregory Avenue, Newman. Telephone 9177 8075
Newman Recreation Centre, Gregory Avenue, Newman. Telephone 9177 8075

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For the warm weather only swimmers who may not be aware of all the changes at the Newman Aquatic Centre, there has been a newly installed activities’ area including basketball hoop, ping pong table, shaded volleyball area, and new BBQ facilities, along with existing free WiFi access.

The high standard of the aquatic centre, with its Olympic size pool, is reflected in the centre being awarded the hosting of the Pilbara Swimming Championships, a prelude to the State Swimming Championships. Ten regional towns will be represented by 300 competitors between the 25 and 27 November 2016. The Newman Aquatic Centre is more than ready to cater for this prestigious event.

In September, 26 people obtained or renewed their lifeguard qualifications in readiness for summer to help keep everyone safe.

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Andrew Price, Coordinator Aquatic Services; Tim Saunders, Senior Aquatic Officer; Sharnee Weir, Lifeguard; and Kym Buttery, Aquatic Officer

Photograph provided by Shire of East Pilbara

The Newman Swim School Open Day will be conducted on Sunday 9 October between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. Entry during that time will be free. The centre also offers cultural swimming lessons where groups of people can gather, learn lifesaving swimming skills and socialise on a platform designed to remove language as a barrier to learning.

The Newman Aquatic Centre is a great place to have an end of year work celebration or a child’s birthday party. Get in early if you want to book the giant inflatables for your event as they have proven to be very popular.

The Newman Aquatic Centre offers:

A fabulous shaded toddlers’ pool

Free BBQs

Hot showers Volleyball, junior and senior recreation facilities Numerous shaded areas Swim school that caters for all abilities and all ages Facilities to cater for end of year functions, birthdays and major celebrations as well as the intimate family picnic.

Open all week, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Newman Aquatic Centre. For further information, please call 9175 2145 or visit them on Facebook.

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Newman Aquatic Centre Summer Opening Hours

Commences Monday 26 September

Monday

6:30am to 8:00pm

Tuesday

6:30am to 8:00pm

Wednesday

6:30am to 8:00pm

Thursday

6:30am to 8:00pm

Friday

6:30am to 8:00pm

Saturday

9:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday

9:00am to 6:00pm

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For all enquiries:

9175 2145

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