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A Taste of Norfolk ... by the Norfolk Island Rotary club

Thursday, May 23, 2019

This famous cook book published by the Rotary Club of Norfolk Island.

This great cook book has 255 favourite recipes of the Great cooks on Norfolk Island, 125 pages a great cookbook with some interesting recipes.


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ADVANCE FISHING ... $150.00 (Half Day)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

ADVANCE Fishing & Cruising has been fishing Norfolk Island’s pristine waters for generations and are still in awe of the abundant marine life and idealic scenery. 

Whether it’s: half day or full day, deep-sea or sports fishing, experienced or novice, 1hr mini cruise or 3h Islands cruise, large groups or individuals, on-board or off-board chef catering… 

We’re looking forward to a new era in Norfolk Island’s quality marine experience and hope you’ll join us to enjoy it and make it happen!!


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Thursday, May 23, 2019

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer.. Always something more important to me. Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.

When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, “When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.

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The Olive Cafe ... ph +67 23 24406

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Phone: + 6723 24406

The Olive Cafe is located in the Village & is one of the busiest cafes on the island.

Open 7 days from 6.30am - 3pm for breakfast, brunch, lunch, morning & afternoon teas.

Serving campos coffee, delicious meals, cakes, drinks and daily specials.

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Paradise Hotel and Resort ... From AUD $205

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island is your ideal Norfolk Island Accommodation; a popular resort hotel nestled in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped sub tropical gardens. With 55 rooms in four accommodation styles there is space for every travel budget.

If visiting Norfolk Island means enjoying true South Pacific island experience, you will be delighted to stay at the Paradise Hotel & Resort, for the best Norfolk Island hotel accommodation experience. Our guest rooms are warm and welcoming, you can relax by our in-ground pool or enjoy a romantic dinner at our in-house restaurant 'La Perouse' which is open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner, serving modern classic French and Island cuisine.

In the warmer months you can relax by our pool with a cocktail, take a short trip to Emily Bay for a peaceful swim, snorkel, scuba dive in a sheltered beach, surf ski, surfing, fishing, or anytime of the year enjoy horse riding, a walk through Norfolk Islands pristine rainforest or play a round of golf on one of the worlds most scenic oceanfront golf courses.

Phone: (+ 6723) 22177


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School Report

Friday, May 17, 2019

Athletics Carnival

            We are on track (pun intended) for our Athletics Carnival on Wednesday, May 22.  As I said last week, we are looking forward to a great carnival and putting the new tiered seating area to use!  Students have been eagerly participating in long distance events throughout this week and we have held marching practice over the last two Fridays, in preparation for the main event on Wednesday.

             Can Philip House continue their dominance shown at the Beach Carnival, or will another House step up and take the glory?…Time will tell.

P&C News

            Since November 2018, the P&C have been working in partnership with the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DIRDC) to develop a scoping document that articulates the community’s priorities related to the future of education on Norfolk Island. 

This framework of opportunity is being designed to communicate a clear vision and direction for the school, and will assist DIRDC in their work, identifying a new education provider for NICS.

            There is going to be an extraordinary P&C meeting on June 5 at NICS at 7:00pm.  This meeting will be the community’s last chance to contribute to this scoping document. 

If you have anything to contribute, P&C members invite you to attend this meeting.  If unable to attend the June 5 meeting, community members can share their contributions with a P&C representative to bring to this meeting on their behalf, or contribute to the conversation via the following dedicated email address:

Rugby League News

            Thank you to Norfolk Island Rugby League Club and the NRL for coordinating our Rugby League clinic held on Monday for our K-6 students.  It was great to see our students out and about, learning new skills, being active and most importantly, having fun together.  Thanks also goes out to John Howell for being the conduit between Norfolk Island Rugby League Club and the school, and to our senior student helpers who assisted the NRL representatives to make this workshop great yet again.

Restoration Project

            Our Year 11 Industrial Technology class are embarking on a special project for the school that will showcase their learning and skills beyond the classroom.  Our students are working on designing and building display housing around the original school yard bell. 

As part of this project students are linking in with community members to learn about the history of the bell, traditional building techniques to restore the thatched roof, and using this project to complement their studies as they literally build towards their HSC (pun intended again).

            To assist our students with their research, we are asking community members to email their teacher, John Howell (, with any information, pictures or stories related to the bell.  This is a great joint project sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure.  Watch this space for more news as things develop.

Wiik F’ Yang Salan

            On Wednesday, May 1, Norfolk Island Central School had the honour of hosting the Opening Ceremony of the inaugural “Wiik F’ Yang Salan”, or Youth Week on Norfolk Island. Working in partnership with Jon Evans from Strength4Life, NI-Connect, Norfolk Island Council, Norfolk Island Youth Council and Key Assets, it was agreed that the school was the perfect place to launch the new event designed to further engage young people of Norfolk in their culture and traditions.

            Students participated in a variety of culturally connected activities, including dance, cooking, music and film.  This was in addition to the large proportion of students who engaged with the numerous competitions available to students, celebrating “Foot I luw lewen orn Norf’k” (Why I love living on Norfolk).  This launched kicked off ten days of activities for our youth in the community. 

Our students thoroughly enjoyed the activities on offer, particularly the boys when they participated in cultural dance!  Again, I’d like to thank Jon Evans for his leadership in this community event and to our Head Teacher Wellbeing and Engagement, Chris English, for his commitment to making the launch a success at the school.  Special mention must also go out to the staff at NICS for getting behind this event in celebration of wellbeing.

We wish Jon and Strength4Life all the best in their endeavours to pursue other connected community wellbeing initatives, planned for later in the year.

Things coming up Term 2 - Week 4:

  • Athletics Carnival – Wednesday May 22

Things coming up Term 2 - Week 5:

  • Athletics Carnival Back Up Date – Wednesday May 29

Save the Date

  • P&C Meeting – Wednesday June 5 at 7:00pm at NICS (Week 6)


Brett Carr

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Behind the scenes - Whats happening with your waste?

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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This Weeks Quirky Products Available on Island

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Mayor's Update - Keeping the Community informed

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Overview of Council Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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