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NEWMAN
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NEWMAN’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

January 2017, Issue 172

BHP Billiton Chrissy
Party
by Nicole Willis

On the evening of Saturday 26 November,
BHP Billiton held their annual Christmas
party for their dedicated employees and
families. While the skies above Newman
were threatening with rain, the event itself
seemed to go off quite flawlessly with great
carnival rides, inflatables and laser tags to
entertain the older children, water play for
the younger ones and face painting for all
young and old.  Then, of course, there was
a special visit from the jolly red man.

“Just Inessa” Lau dessert queen
Photograph by Jantana Nalder

Clouds rolling in over the oval
Photograph by Jantana Nalder

Ryder White with his cupcake creation
Photograph by Anna-Lise White

Brodi Snowden taking aim at laser tag
Photograph by Ashton Snowden

Back 2 Basics entertaining the crowd
Photograph by Jantana Nalder

Ella Craigie telling Santa what she is wishing for
Photograph by Renae Craigie

The food was an excellent selection
from local businesses; The Golf Club
Whole Foods Cafe, Red Sands Tavern and
Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland. Who could
go past desserts when the highly talented
Chelsea “Sugar” Hawke and “Just Inessa”
Lau provided a gourmet selection of sweets
for all taste buds? For the kids and kids at
heart there was Ole Grandad to provide
some yummy ice-creams.
Pat Bourke opened the night with a
welcome and thank-you to all employees
and their families for their ongoing loyalty
to the company. Then the entertainment
kicked off with local talent including Tiriki
Henare, and also Eddy Blondel, Pete
Barrenger and Andrew Flugge collaborating
to form ‘Back to Basics’ and playing some
old favourites for the crowd. Back to Basics
were followed up by Amplifiers, who played
the night away.

44.9%

35.0%

14.6%

14.7%

CHILE

BRAZIL

8.7%
CANADA

USA

WHAT THE
NATIONALS WANT
WA MINING TO PAY

Source: Update of Effective Tax Rates on Australia Mining and an Evaluation of Proposed Increases in Taxation of Iron Ore - Minerals Council of Australia, 2016.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA IS ALREADY LOSING
IRON ORE EXPORTS TO OUR COMPETITORS*.
IMAGINE WHAT A TAX THIS BIG WOULD DO.
The royalties our mining industry pays are already
amongst the highest in the world. So The Nationals
plan for a massive increase is reckless. It would
result in a rate 7 times higher than Brazil, our
biggest competitor.
Right now, Western Australia needs new investment
to get our economy moving again. We need new
projects to go ahead, we need new jobs, and existing
workers deserve a return to greater job security.

But giving Western Australia the world’s biggest
mining tax risks all of that. It would drive new
investment to other countries with lower tax rates.
New projects would be delayed or canceled, jobs
would be lost and our economy would miss out
when commodity prices rise again.

KEEP MINING STRONG IN WA. Go to keepwaminingstrong.com

Source: Aparecido, Julio. Commodities, Emerging Markets. Bloomberg.com Web. 14 Mar, 2016

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with above average rainfall expected. Yay!
This rain will help keep the local waterholes
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• Clear your property of loose material
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or other flooding, know your nearest
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Hill) and the safest access route to it.

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Prepare an emergency kit containing:
• a portable battery radio, torch and
spare batteries;
• water containers, dried or canned
food and a can opener;
• matches, fuel lamp, portable stove,
cooking gear, eating utensils; and
• a first aid kit and manual, masking
tape for windows and waterproof
bags.
Keep a list of emergency phone
numbers on display.
Check neighbours, especially if
recent arrivals, to make sure they are
prepared.

Farewell Andrew Price

As reported previously in Newman News,
Andrew Price has been a dedicated St
John Ambulance volunteer, awesome pool
manager and volunteer for numerous
triathlons/marathons in the community.
December 2016 saw Andrew and his wife,
Nano, leave Newman for a sea-change to
Onslow. Newman News would like to thank
Andrew for his on going contributions to
the community throughout his time in
town. Our loss is Onslow’s gain.

Phones in Karijini

Mobile phone towers are to be made
available from three sites within Karijini
National Park providing mobile coverage
to the campground, Eco Retreat and
visitor centre. The installations, including
one tower at the Millstream-Chichester
National Park homestead, are due to be
completed by 2019. Pilbara Development
Commission state that, “The coverage will
be delivered through a small cell satellite
solution, an innovative means of providing
mobile phone coverage up to a threekilometre radius in remote areas where
wide-area coverage is unaffordable.”

Graffiti

In late November 2016, some youth
managed to obtain white spray cans
and graffiti the roads and footpaths
predominantly in East Newman, mostly
with initials but there were some choice
words thrown in there for the younger
children walking to school to read.
Unfortunately, there are more sinister
uses for the aerosols than simply defacing
streets. The youth inhale the gas from the
empty spray cans, which can have dire
consequences. Perhaps a timely reminder
to all to also keep sheds and work vehicles
secure.

White Ribbon Event
The ‘White Ribbon’ event in late November
2016 was in conjunction with Junior and Senior
cricket matches. White Ribbon Day is a global
movement that began in 1991 intending to
create a future free from violence and abuse.
The movement is male led.
Domestic violence is shockingly prevalent in
Australian society. While it is definitely not
limited to violence against women, that was the
focus of this movement.

Contributors to the event included the Newman
Early Years Network, Save the Children Australia,
the East Pilbara Youth Engage Partnership,
EPIC, DCP and Family Support and the Shire.
A barbeque was provided by the Water
Corporation. Entertainment supporting White
Ribbon Day was performances by the Newman
Dance Company.

Aboriginal Male’s Healing
Centre

The long term vision of the AMHC is to ensure
that all Aboriginal people in the Pilbara region
live safe and healthy lives free from family and
domestic violence.
The social, economic and cultural benefits of
reducing family and domestic violence are
far reaching. A study commissioned by the
Commonwealth Government in 2009 shows
the enormous economic costs of violence on
our communities, with domestic violence and
sexual assault perpetrated against women
costing in excess of $13.6 billion each year.

The Australian Institute of Criminology reports
that on average at least one woman a week is
killed by a partner or former partner. Domestic
homicides are often drug and/or alcohol fuelled
and are greater in unemployed people however
domestic violence is not limited solely to socioeconomic groups.

CEO of the new Aboriginal Male’s Healing Centre
who spoke at the White Ribbon event has
dedicatedly been working towards it becoming
a reality including negotiating with both the
local, state and federal governments in order to
secure partnerships and funding for the project.

The emotional and personal costs of violence
against women cannot be measured and the
effects reach all level of society. The social,
economic and cultural benefits of reducing such
violence in the Pilbara are even more profound.

Some inroads have been made to tackle
excessive alcohol consumption in town with
the Newman Liquor Accord’s agreement with
Martu Elders to better manage alcohol sales in
the evenings. Early reports showed that this had
lead to a reduction in domestic violence and
late night emergency call-outs.

The mandatory 28-bed facility will offer
accommodation for Aboriginal perpetrators,
for 12 months as well as an outreach program
focused on prevention and early intervention.
The program places accountability for the abuse
on the perpetrator and increases coordination
between the community, criminal and civil
justice agencies.

Summarily, the intermediate service delivery
outcomes include:
• Greater awareness of, and reduced
acceptance of, family and violence;
• Indigenous communities and individuals
having increased skills and knowledge to
address family violence;
• Improved integration of culturally
appropriate family violence services; and
• Improved access to support services.

Anita Grace told the NW Telegraph in May
2016 that success has already been seen.
She is pleased to acknowledge that this trend
has continued but this will not solve all the
problems. The overwhelming result has been
positive. This effort has shown great respect
of all towards the Elders and has shown great
inroads into cooperation between Police,
emergency services, local government, and
community organisations.
“This is helping to making our town more
liveable for everybody.” said Anita. “It has
empowered our Elders and let us try and work
together to address some challenges. Of course
this step will not eliminate domestic violence
due to all its causes but it is one small step.”

Newman Women’s Shelter Manager, Maggie
Lewis, was quoted on the ABC website as saying
the area was in desperate need of the facility.
“It’s a necessary thing ... prison is clearly not
working,” she said. “There needs to be more
accountability and education of domestic
violence for these people.”
Maggie Lewis also said to the ABC that, “Sixty
per cent of domestic violence perpetrators in
the East Pilbara re-offend within the first six
months of being released.”
While perpetrators can volunteer to attend
the centre, priority will be given to those who
are referred by either a magistrate or the
Department of Corrective Services.

Speeches made at the ‘White Ribbon’ event,
introduced by Councillor Craig Hoyer, included
details of the new Aboriginal Male’s Healing
Centre by Devon Cuimara. A moving and very
personal speech by Pastor John Wilmot from
the Martu Christian Fellowship was presented
discussing his experiences with abuse in his
own life. WO John Smallacombe spoke on the
responsibilities of men in our community.

AMHC is the first of its kind, mandatory
rehabilitation centre for Aboriginal males
who perpetrate FDV. Once the resident has
completed 12 months, they shall then be
placed on a ‘care-plan’ thus enabling the client
to remain under a long term observation
process. This, therefore, allows for immediate
intervention in the instance the client may
relapse.

While it is acknowledged that domestic violence
victims are not just Indigenous nor are females
the only victims, Indigenous women are
reportedly ten times more likely to be killed by
domestic violence than non-Indigenous women.

Underpinning
the
development
and
implementation of the AMHC model is Aboriginal
Culture and Lore as the key healing element.
Controlled by Aboriginal people, the AMHC
will be developed and delivered by Elders and
offer opportunity for Aboriginal perpetrators
to remain on Country and reconnect with their
Culture.

More than half of the female victims have
children in their care. Domestic violence is
the single largest driver of homelessness for
women, a common factor in child protection
notifications.
Newman’s event hoped to highlight this issue
and to make a stand against violence against
women in our community.

The AMHC will offer a holistic approach to
healing, over an extended period of time, so
that at the end of the healing period the men
will have life skills, a sense of responsibility,
meaningful employment, and good physical
health and be emotionally and spiritually strong.

The intermediate program outcomes include:
• Social norms against family violence
strengthening and endorsed by the
Community in and around Newman;
• Increased access to and timely provision
of integrated services for perpetrators and
victims; and
• Increased connection with Culture and
Lore.
There are, of course, a huge number of social,
cultural and economic benefits of reducing
family violence through a holistic, culturally
appropriate, locally driven model.
A cost benefit analysis of the project
demonstrates significant cost savings associated
with diversion from the prison system,
decreased reliance on women’s refuges, and
these savings exceed the estimated operating
costs of the facility.
There are also a range of other benefits
associated with successfully running the
facility including savings for the health system,
increases in productivity from employability,
and savings from social services.
“An Aboriginal male that perpetrates
family domestic violence ... he has to travel
1,200 kilometres down to Perth [to receive
counselling],” Devon Cuimara said. “That takes
him away from Country, puts him in a position
of fear, because he is in a strange place, strange
people, and will not get the full benefit of the
program that is offered to him once down
there.”
Anticipation is keen for Devon Cuimara’s work
to come to fruition.

McClements’ Challenge
The McClements Foundation offered a
five year leadership opportunity for Year
11 students from Newman Senior High
School. The McClements family have lived
in several NW communities for decades.
They established this challenge to foster
students in their endeavours to achieve
their aspirations. James McClements
attended NSHS between 1976 and 1980.
The McClements Foundation Challenge
(MFC) enables the students to take part
in a two week excursion, this year visiting
Perth, Sydney and Canberra and visiting
important cultural sites, AIS, as well as
Parliament House, where they probably
will not be allowed to roll down the grass
slopes. This trip has been assisted by
funding from the Parliament and Civics
Education Rebate scheme.
MFC applicants are selected as those who
consistently demonstrate the behaviour
that upholds the school’s values; The
Newman Way. The 2017 successful
applicants were announced in late 2016
being Demi Clinton, Tayla Hayward,
Shanelle Houpapa, Sam Johnson, Lachie
McMaster, Riley Morell, Jonathan Nama
and Angel Omo.
NSHS send their thanks to Mrs Meredith
McClements for going to the school
and talking to the successful applicants
about future pathways and career
possibilities. Meredith spoke to past and
present students and her visit was greatly
appreciated.

Martu Students’
Recycled Creations
Throughout 2016, the Martu Engagement
Program’s students converted an area of
Newman Senior High School into a ‘hangout’ zone. Materials and safety equipment
were provided through Fortescue Metals
Group.
The students made a scale diagram and
went on to cut and lay synthetic turf. The
NSHS newsletter states that, “They also
constructed garden boxes by recycling
wooden pallets, and made outdoor lounge
chairs from old car tyres and rope. Earlier
in the year the students attended classes
in the Trade Training Area to build a metal
and timber bench seat. Irrigation was
then installed and the garden boxes were
planted up.” The result is a “welcoming and
cool place they can call their own.”

“The students would like to thank the
school for providing the space, the trade
teachers for their assistance with tools and
equipment and Fortescue Metals Group
for their kind donation of materials. The
project provided some great hands-on life
skills for the students.”

Thanking Newman’s
Volunteers

Volunteers in Newman allow activities,
sports, events, and facilities to be made
available so the entire community can
benefit. Looking for a way to engage with
the community? Consider volunteering
for any of the numerous organisations
that would greatly appreciate the extra
assistance.

Two local volunteers have been awarded
for their contribution to the Shire
of East Pilbara at the 2016 Thank a
Volunteer Day lunch held in Newman to
acknowledge, appreciate and congratulate
the contribution of volunteers in our
community.
As mentioned in the October 2016 edition
of Newman News, the UN established
International Volunteer Day and is
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, there were so many dedicated
volunteers nominated including many
from the group who reinvigorated 6NEW
community radio, along with sporting
groups including the Tigers, the netball
association, Pioneers, touch football, NNFL,
moto x, Police Legacy’s Mark Easterbrook,
Martu Christian Fellowship’s John Wilmot
and Angela Wilmot, SJA, Fire and Rescue
service, EPIC’s volunteers, along with
numerous other organisations. Additionally,
several of the Shire’s employees were
nominated for the endless hours they put
into our community well over and above
their employment requirements and scope.
Awarded the East Pilbara Volunteer of 2016
was Lisa Parker for her role as President
and head coach at the Newman swim
club especially for the time and dedication
given to the hosting of the Hancock Family
Medical Foundation Pilbara Championship
(HFMF) 2016 held in November.
Awarded Youth Volunteer of 2016 was
Tayla Hayward. She coordinated a ten week
netball program designed for younger
children whilst also giving her time
generously to coach junior netball. She also
assisted the VSwans with its fundraising
efforts and volunteered numerous hours
each week. Her positive attitude is an
extremely inspiring example for her peers
and others in the community.

Councillor Anita Grace presenting the Youth
Volunteer of the Year award to Tayla Hayward
Photograph by Sonya Matheson

Carols by Candlelight
by Nicole Willis

In keeping with tradition, the combined
churches Christmas carols were held on the
first Sunday of December at the Boomerang
Oval.
This year saw a record crowd of close to
500 people from the community, which
the coordinator of this year’s event, Liesl
Pensio of Newman Community Baptist
Church, said “was very pleasing”. Liesl
believed the event was a success due to
the collaboration with the Shire of East
Pilbara’s lighting of the Christmas tree.
There were many highlights from the
evening, including a real pony participating
in the nativity play and ballerinas from
Newman Dance Company. It was the year
for records with the largest number of
participants in the choir, of 40 singers from
the three combined churches.
Next year’s event will again be held on
the first Sunday of December, being the
3 December, and will be facilitated by the
Catholic or Anglican church.

Shire’s lighting of the Christmas tree
Photograph by Kevin Mitchelle Chasing Stars

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – JANUARY 2017
1 January

New Year’s Day

1 January

Shire Community Grant round opening – closes 31 January

4 January

Newman Library re-opens and Newman Youth Centre re-opens

9 January



St John Ambulance courses:
Low voltage rescue with CPR from 06:30-11:30 for $150
CPR only from 08:00-11:30 for $89
Provide First Aid including CPR from 08:00-16:00 for $160
For enquiries and bookings 9175 1105 or newmansja@westnet.com.au

13 January

St John Ambulance courses, courses with times and costs as per those listed for 9 January, for
enquiries and bookings 9175 1105 or newmansja@westnet.com.au

17 January
St John Ambulance courses, courses with times and costs as per those listed for 9 January, for enquiries and bookings 9175 1105 or
newmansja@westnet.com.au
17 January

Newman Junior Soccer Association’s AGM, 19:00 at the Newman Hotel conference room, nominations for executive committee members to be received
at least 14 days prior to meeting, mick_cant@hotmail.com enquiries may be addressed to Michael Cant on 0448 874 110

19 January
St John Ambulance courses, courses with times and costs as per those listed for 9 January, for enquiries and bookings 9175 1105 or
newmansja@westnet.com.au
19 January

‘Coder DOJO’ fun computer coding session for ages 6-17, free to all, bring your own device, 15:30-17:00 at the library, registration is essential 9175 0015
or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

23 January

‘Breaking the Cycle’ promoting positive friendships, children 6-9 y.o., 09:30-11:30 at EPIC on Kalgan Drive, a free and inclusive event for all, registration is
essential 9175 0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

24 January

‘Breaking the Cycle’ promoting positive friendships, for 10 y.o. and over, 09:30-11:30 at EPIC on Kalgan Drive, a free and inclusive event for all, registration
is essential 9175 0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

25 January

Indoor hockey with the Newman Hockey Club for children 6-9 y.o., 09:30-10:30 at the Newman Recreation Centre, a free and inclusive event for all,
registration is essential 9175 0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

25 January

Indoor hockey with the Newman Hockey Club for children over 10 y.o., 10:30-11:30 at the Newman Recreation Centre, a free and inclusive event for all,
registration is essential 9175 0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

25 January

‘Beatz’ a funky movement and dance session for children of all ages, 15:30-16:30 at EPIC on Kalgan Drive, a free and inclusive event for all, registration is
essential 9175 0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

26 January

Australia Day celebrations

30 January

Theatre Arts ‘build confidence through performance’ for children 6-9 y.o., 09:30-10:30 at EPIC on Kalgan Drive, a free and inclusive event for all, registration
is essential 9175 0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

30 January

Theatre Arts ‘build confidence through performance’ for children over 10 y.o., 10:30-11:30 at EPIC on Kalgan Drive, a free and inclusive event for all,
registration is essential 9175 0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

31 January

Shire Community Grant round closing

31 January

‘How to be a Wildlife Carer’ for children over 10 y.o., 10:00-11:00 at EPIC on Kalgan Drive, a free and inclusive event for all, registration is essential 9175
0015 or newman@empoweringpeople.org.au

COMING SOON
1 February

Term 1 of the School Year begins

3 February

Shire of East Pilbara Council meeting at 10:00 in the Newman Shire offices

11 February

Shire Councillor ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Boulevard Shopping Centre between 10:00-12:00, available to discuss your questions, queries, comments and
concerns

11 February

Newman Mainstreet Project’s Community Expo/Valentines Day Market, nmpmarkets@westnet.com.au

11 February

United Nations’ Day of Women and Girls in Science

15 February

Newman Senior High School’s AGM, 19:00 at in the high school staffroom

21 February

United Nations’ Mother Language Day

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Monday





WHAT’S ON? REGULAR ACTIVITIES

08:30
08:30
09:00
09:30
17:30
19:00
19:30

The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 12.30pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, opposite Police Station
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
Anglican Church bible study, location to be advised, 0499 778 116

Tuesday
08:30

08:30

09:30

10:00

17:30

18:30

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
Newman Running/Walking Club, Fitness Station on Fortescue Ave, opposite Ethel Creek Street turnoff.
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
18:30
19:00
19:00

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
Newman Running/Walking Club, Fitness Station on Fortescue Ave, opposite Ethel Creek Street turnoff.
Corporate bowls new players welcome, Newman Club, Nick 0419 192 691, Adelle 0418 860 364
Women’s Darts, Newman Club

Thursday







08:20
08:30
08:30
09:30
09:30
16:30
18:00
19:00
19:30

Anglican Church Young mum’s bible study, location to be advised, 0499 778 116
The Beach Indoor Play Centre open to 12.30pm, 9177 8290, Mindarra Drive, Boogie Roos also available from 10:30 am
Time Out with crèche, Newman Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au
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
Newman Joey Scouts until 17:30, Newman Youth Centre, 0417 178 624, gl.newman@scoutswa.com.au
Newman Cub Scouts until 19:30, Newman Youth Centre, 0417 178 624, gl.newman@scoutswa.com.au
Men’s Darts, Newman Club
Music practice, Anglican Church, 11 Hilditch Avenue, 9175 1350

Friday




08:30
09:30
09:30
10:00
18:30
19:00

19:00

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
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
Jiu Jitsu, Newman Club, for other times and age groups contact Adam 0408 097 792, Dionne 0409 116 541

09:00
10:00
18:30

19:00

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
Twilight session, bring a project of your own to start or complete, Newman Neighbourhood Centre,
2 Mackay Street, 9175 1516, neighbourhood@benet.net.au

08:30


09:00


09:30

09:30

10:00


13:00

13:30


16:30

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
Worship, Vibrant evangelical, holding to biblical teaching, Anglican Church, 11 Hilditch Ave, 9175 1350
Including bubs and tots ministry and Sunday school
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
Sunday Scroungers bowls new players welcome, $5 per player, bowls provided, Newman Club,
Nick 0419 192 691, Adelle 0418 860 364

Saturday



Sunday

2016 TeeBall
by Nicole Willis

TeeBall wrapped up its 2016 season on
Friday 9 December with a night of frivolity
on the diamonds, which saw parents versus
children.
The rules were changed slightly to
ensure that the parents did not have an
unreasonable advantage over the children.
Only a handful of parents taking on both
scheduled teams of players. Parents had
to also hit with their non-dominant hand,
while the other hand was behind their
backs.

Two of the dedicated volunteers: Michael
Kendrick and Nicole Dwyer
Photograph by Linda Lewis

Junior teams ready to take on their parents
Photograph by Linda Lewis

Parent: Russell White, demonstrating the rules
Photograph by Linda Lewis

Participants enjoying their wind up at the pool
Photograph by Trina Bateman

There were a few BIG hitters in the bunch,
and that was just from the children. Lots
of laughs and shenanigans were had, with
little to no incidents. Parents were taking
the bases, some missing the base, with
children hanging off them or doing their
best to block them from taking the runs.
The teams all enjoyed the wind-up and
awards presentation at the Newman
Aquatic Centre the following evening. Well
done to the Junior TeeBall Association for
another successful season. As with most
committees in town, it takes a few to make
big things happen. Hats off to you all.

Australia Day
 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS & CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY

Thursday 26 January 

NEWMAN AQUATIC CENTRE
GATES OPEN 9:00AM
10:00AM ‐  Welcome
Newman Citizen of the
10:30AM ‐  Y
ear Awards
Australian Citizenship
11:00AM ‐  C
eremony
Meet Australia Day
Ambassador,
2015 West Australian
of the Year
Dr Robert Isaacs

POOL OPENS 11:30AM
• Free entry until 1PM
• Free lunch
• Free inflatables

For more information visit
eastpilbara.wa.gov.au or
contact the Coordinator
Events on 9175 8000.

January 2017 Timetable
Re-opening Monday 16th January 2017

Newman Recreation Centre, Gregory Avenue, Newman. Telephone 9177 8075
Email: csorec@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au

Basketball Competition
Commencing February 2017

MEN’S COMPETITION (16yrs+) on Monday Evenings
WOMEN’S COMPETITION (16yrs+) on Tuesday Evenings
$60.00 per team each game
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 31st JANUARY
Can’t play?? Want to be involved??
Umpires wanted - register your interest
For further information please contact the Recreation Centre
Ph: 9177 8075 or Email: csorec@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au

2017 New Year - New You

New payment options!
Direct Debit now available
on selecteD memberships
start your new Year’s resolution with newman recreation centre.
re-opening
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-12pm
monday January 16th.
24 hour access available with memberships*

Direct Debit Fees and Charges 2017
Group Fitness
Memberships
(Unlimited Classes)

Fitness Centre
Memberships
(24hr access*)

Recreation Centre
Memberships
(Gym & unlimited classes)

Combined Facility
Memberships
(Pool, gym & unlimited classes)

Initiall sign-up

$99.00

$99.00

$99.00

$99.00

6 Months

$19.50 per fortnight

$30.00 per fortnight $35.00 per fortnight

$50.00 per fortnight

12 Months

$16.00 per fortnight

$24.00 per fortnight $30.00 per fortnight

$40.00 per fortnight

Creche Facilities available Monday - Saturday 8-11am Bookings essential
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*Conditions apply. Discounts do not apply to the direct debit options.

Ash Page Memorial
by Nicole Willis

The Ash Page memorial is an annual race
meet run by the Hillview Speedway Club,
after the shock death of one of the club’s
most prominent and talented drivers in
2015.
Ash was a father of three young children,
who raced productions in the number 56
sigma. His memory now lives on through
his brother, Brandon Mongoo. Brandon
himself is a skilled driver with several wins
under his belt and being the first to win the
Ash Page memorial last year.

Ash’s brother Brandon Mongoo flanked by fellow drivers at the beginning of the night
Photograph by Ian Thompson

This year’s event held on Saturday 17
December saw a line up of 23 drivers
nominated in four classes, with drivers
travelling as far away as Ellenbrook and
Moora to show their support to the family.
The night kicked off with a parade of
drivers out of respect for the late Ash Page.
There were a few friendly taps and spills
throughout the night that saw some drivers
unable to finish their races or take to the
field for the next heat. After three heats
of racing, the final of the Memorial came
down to a heated battle for first place with
Craig Clayton, better known as Cheesy,
winning in car number 35, sponsored by
East Pilbara Tyre Service.
The night ended with a superb fireworks
display thanks to Newman’s own
pyrotechnician, Dwayne Ehrenreich. Not
even the rain could stop the show.
With the 2016/2017 season wrapping up
in March, there are more great nights of
racing to be had, starting with F500 night
on the 4 February, Street stock night on 25
February and finishing off the season with
Demo derby and presentation night on the
18 March. So get on down and support
Hillview Speedway.

Lone junior driver, BJ Greatex
Photograph by Ian Thompson

The production field
Photograph by Ian Thompson

The trio of quads
Photograph by Ian Thompson

The formula 500 field
Photograph by Ian Thompson

Winner of the Memorial Craig “Cheesy” Clayton
Photograph by Ian Thompson

Fireworks show to end the evening
Photograph by Ian Thompson

The memorial parade for Ash Page
Photograph by Ian Thompson