You don’t hear the phrase “off the beaten track” so often these days but it’s the perfect description for Lonely Beach in East Arnhem Land. We get there by four-wheel drive from an equally remote beach called Bawaka, in the Port Bradshaw area, having reached that spot after a couple of hours over soft sand, also by four-wheel drive, from Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula. We got there by air from Darwin, and to Darwin by … Well, you get the picture. This is a long way from down south and, for our little group of Sydneysiders, it’s almost like another country.
Sign on / registration of players and teams starts Monday 13 Feb. There are several ways to do this:
1. If you played last season you are already registered, we just need to know the name of the team you’re going to play with and of course payment to play.
2. If you didn’t play last year you will need to complete a registration form, which will be available at Hindle Oval Monday 13 Feb 5 – 6pm and Monday 20 Feb prior to first game of the competition at 6:30pm. You can not play unless you have completed a registration form but you will have 4 weeks to make payment.
How to make payment:
Payment can be made to Gove Touch Association via direct deposit BSB: 735-304 ACCT: 071905 Reference your First and Last Name; or
I will be at Hindle Oval Monday 13 Feb @ 5-6pm to take payment and have registration forms; or
you can pay Monday 20 Feb prior to first game of the competition at 6:30pm up until Monday 20 March .
Fee Structure: $60 for seniors, $50 for School students who can also use your sports voucher.
NOTE: From the competition start date, Monday 20 Feb you will have 4 weeks to pay your registration. As of Monday 20 March if your registration is not paid you will not be able to play.
Please see GTA if you require additional assistance and each situation will be considered case by case.
Really looking forward to another great season of touch so get you mates together and see you there.
Gove Touch Association President
m. 0428 767 616
East Arnhem Regional Council has prepared the Annual Report for financial year ended 30 June 2016.
The 2015/2016 Annual Report contains: report on Operations, Performance and Audited Financial Statements for Year Ended 30 June 2016.
Hard copies can be viewed at all East Arnhem Regional Council offices. To view or download a copy of the report, follow this link to the Publications & Resources Centre.
The Annual Report was discussed by Council on 23 November 2016 at the EARC Nhulunbuy Headquarters Council Chambers.
WHILE some denounce Australia Day as Invasion Day, an Aboriginal clan from northeast Arnhem Land uses it to welcome doctors, nurses, teachers, police and the community to their land and to thank them for their contributions.
On Thursday, the Rirratjingu clan will hold a bungul, or welcoming ceremony, in the township of Nhulunbuy, to bring people together.
If there is a more heinous crime than serving short measures (of beer), it has to be chucking fruit on a bloody pizza.
Pineapple is a prime example of when culinary creativity meets Mr. Stupid Bollocks. Coming in a close second with ways to totally bastardize an otherwise perfectly good pizza, is the desire to load it with meat. (more…)
To give this scrumptious Italian number it’s full name….Peppered Chicken Fettuccine Tossed with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Wild Mushrooms & Spinach. It may very well be known by another name but I’m afraid I have no idea what it might be. The original recipe was passed to me by a talented young chef in Bendigo named Adam and so the credit, and thanks, go to him. (more…)
Yes, I know that that some will complain that I used one word instead of two (osso buco) and others will question the absence of an additional c in buco (bucco) but let’s be honest, how many of you speak Italian and can cook or even know the origins of this classic dish (let alone all three!!!!!)?
For those who didn’t understand the title, this recipe contains a number of obvious deviations from what is considered the ‘classic’ Milanese recipe. (more…)
One of the first things I do every morning is think about what I might prepare for dinner that evening. Today I have been offered a suggestion in the form of a ready disected and roasted pumpkin and a packet of red lentils, strategically displayed where I wouldn’t miss them.
In a scene reminiscent of Ready, Steady, Cook I lean on the counter staring at the two ingredients in an effort to draw inspiration. It wasn’t too difficult to come up with a few ideas but given the frosty morning and the hope of little improvement for the remainder of the day, I opted for an Indian themed soup. (more…)
Several people have asked for my pizza recipe and while I often jot it onto a piece of paper for them, posting the ‘official’ version here might reassure them that ‘it really is that simple’. It certainly can be simple if you want it to be but there is a whole Interwebthingy strewn with debate, research, long versions, short versions, hints, tips and recipes from the pure and simple to the cluttered, chaotic and downright unnecessary. If you’re looking for a tomato sauce recipe, you won’t find it in this post but I will certainly cover it soon…
This is my version of a simple dough (more…)
As the year is coming to an end I would like to thank those who have visited the lil ole op shop they know who they are its EACH AND EVERY ONE of you that makes me smile the little chit chats the children, mums and dads and I would not normally make reference as far as people are people but the Indigenous clans that come to the op shop YOU are all part of that little place, the funny little ways you shop when you aaaall come in and fossick around GATHERING for family has taught me a little about you and how you work.
Now I have had soooo much Stuff dropped off the last week and even though it has kept me on my toes I wouldn’t have it any other way so I MUST MUST MUST say a very grateful thanks to each and every person that drops in things you have Nooooooo idea how very grateful I am, some of you I can thank personally and when I came face to face you may not think its a big deal but it is.
My object working at the op shop is to be somebody that people can relate to , I have been a single parent for many years and it was very hard at times they were all dressed via myself popping into an op shop and buying clothes and various other items, most times nobody would have known except for me spreading my happiness at the bargains I got from the op shop.
I also know how hard life can be and have climbed some very hard obstacles to be the person I am today so if I can offer a lending ear or make some bodies day better by making them smile then that.s what it.s all about.
Aaaaaany way I would like to take this chance to spread love, happiness and good will even if things are not going great at the moment for you or something sad has happened I wish everybody the strength to go on and regain happiness the sadness is a part of us that we endure you can not escape it but you put people in yr lives that help you rebuild your happy self 🙂
MERRY CHRISTMAS to the community of NHULUNBUY and hope that the new year is as kind to you all as it can be.
Over n Out from your friendly Op Shop Lady Angie