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NIBS Weekly Specials 20th June 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Foodland Weekly Specials 23rd June 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Principals Report

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Are you interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aid Instructor?

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Norfolk Island Mental Health Awareness Group (MHAG) and the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator (Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service, NIHRACS) are working together to build the Island’s capacity to deliver Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training.

Funding has been allocated to support a suitable applicant to attend the 5 day MHFA Instructor training in either Brisbane (10 - 14 September) or Sydney (8-12 October). Financial support is available to assist with course fees, travel and accommodation.

If you are interested in applying, please consider the following in your application:

The eligibility criteria set out by Mental Health First Aid Australia ( are:

  • Good knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatment
  • Personal or professional experience with people with mental illnesses
  • Favourable attitudes towards people with mental illness
  • Enthusiasm to deliver MHFA courses
  • Good teaching and communication skills
  • Good background knowledge of mental health services
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good business plan or organisational support to conduct MHFA courses

In addition, the successful person will agree to conducting a yearly MHFA course for the Norfolk Island Community for no charge, in association with the MHAG, and will agree to maintaining their instructor accreditation.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email your application and preferred training course to Karen Innes-Walker on  by Friday 29 June.

For further information, please contact either Melinda Hassen on 55679 or or Karen Innes-Walker on 22687 or

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Bowls Report

Friday, June 15, 2018

Another Bowls Club Championship has been concluded over the past week-end, with the Men’s four’s teams of Pete Walkinshaw, Spider Webb, Jeff Pledger & Mark Carroll taking on the team of Brent Pauling, Wes Cooper, Gary Bigg & Peter Glass, and it proved to be a very long game finishing well past sunset at 5:15pm.  Brent’s team got off to a flyer (which proved to be a bonus at the end of the game) with 5 shots in the first two ends, but Pete’s team knuckled down to the task at hand and with some great conversion shots from the skip, did the best over the next 9 ends picking up 15 shots, and at the half-way mark had a comfortable lead at 15-9, but Brent’s team was not to be out done and took advantage of an error from Pete, when he trailed the kitty to the ditch, when holding shot and dropped 5 shots on the 15th end to make the score 16-16 all. This seemed to knock the wind out of Pete’s team, and Brent’s team won 4 out of the remaining 6 ends to end up comfortable winners 22-18.  It was a great game of bowls, and as they all say, bowls was the winner on the day, as it was an excellent game of bowls with many twists and turns, right up until the last end.  A new team up on the Honours Board.

Social bowls were also played on the Saturday with the results being: Ryan Dixon, Stephen Mathews & John K defeated Neil McWaters, Trev Gow & Marie Hodgetts 26-22; Haydn Evans & Brent Johnstone defeated John Groat & Graeme K 20-11; and Mick Godfrey & Barry Jones defeated Barry Wilson & Marg Buffett 20-14.

Last Sunday the completion of the rained out semi-finals of the mixed fours championship were completed and the scores in these games were: team of Tim Sheridan, Shae Wilson, Jonny Sheridan & Moochie Christian defeated Ryan Dixon, Brent Pauling, Chrissie Pauling & Elle Dixon 24-12; and in the other game the team of Wendy Nagy, John Nagy, Gary Bigg & Brent Johnstone defeated Pete Walkinshaw, Ester Sanchez, Liz Walkinshaw & Barry Wilson 18-17, in what was a very close game with the scores level at 13-13 all after 17 of 21 ends, but Wendy’s team managed to score 5 shots to 4 over the final 4 ends to win a close contest 18-17.  The final of this championship will be played next Sunday at the Bowls Club.

On the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, the Club played social bowls with the results being thus: Peter Glass & Jackie Ryan defeated Alan Anderson & Myka Quintal 15-13; Neil McWaters & Ling Glass defeated Ryan Dixon & Irene Buffett 16-13; and with the team of Nicky Quintal, Marie Hodgetts & Steven Graham defeating (and winning the chocolates) Barry Jones, Mark Carroll & Tosca Quintal 20-16. A terrific way to spend the public holiday, on the greens at the bowling club, and good to see different persons playing the game.

The final round of the women’s fours championships were played last Wednesday and this round decided the champions for the year, with the results being: the team skipped by Ann Snell, Jackie Ryan, Jan Williams & Ling Glass lost to the team of Marg O’Brien, Kate Smith, Maycee Deszecsar & Wendy Nagy 19-20; and in the other game played Petal Jones, Ester Sanchez, Chrissy Pauling & Shae Wilson defeated Tess Evans, Marie Hodgetts, Marg Buffett & Tracey Wora 25-11, with the final standings after the round-robin being: Petal Jones team 3 wins with a margin of +44, Tess Evans team 2 wins with a margin of -4, Marg O’Brien’s team 1 win with a margin of -6, and finally Ann Snell’s team Nil wins with a margin of -44. The championship trophy goes to the team of Petal Jones, Ester Sanchez, Chrissy Pauling and Shae Wilson, who were undefeated during the games and well-deserved winners. In the social game played Graeme Woolley & Brent Johnstone defeated Neil McWaters & Peter Glass 17-15; and Haydn Evans & Irene Buffett defeated Stephen Mathews & Kitha Bailey 22-18.

The list for the Men’s Major Singles is on the Club notice-board and closes at 6pm today with play to commence next Saturday the 23rd Jene, with the Ladies Major Singles list closing at 6pm on Wednesday 20th June for play on the 27th.

DID YOU KNOW: That the Men’s “Do you have a spanner in the works” health check-ups will be conducted at the Club today between 4:30-5:30pm.  Come up to the Club and have a free health check-up.

Tomorrow, Sunday the final of the Mixed Fours Championship will be played with play to commence at 1pm, come on up to the Club and see some great bowls played, enjoy the lovely fire-place heating the club-rooms, with a nice cold beer in your hand.  This is prior to the Bistro opening at 5:30pm (each evening) for you to enjoy a tasty meal in a splendid atmosphere. Come and check out the newly laid walkway and area at the front of the Club, but please take care of the works in progress.

As we say in the Club, there are no strangers in this Club, only friends who you haven’t met as yet.

See you all on the greens.

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St John Ambulance Report

Friday, June 15, 2018

First Aid Training & Community First Aid Classes

Please email all enquiries regarding first aid courses to

Volunteers Needed

If you are over 18 and either hold a First Aid Certificate or are able to obtain one, please email your expression of interest to volunteer with this important community organisation to

St John Tips:  Crush Injuries

A crush injury results when something large and heavy strikes or falls on a person.  There are a number of situations in which this may occur, for example, at a traffic accident or on a building site.  

Crush injuries are often very serious, because the damage may cause:

- internal bleeding

- fractured bones

- ruptured organs

- impaired blood supply

If the casualty is trapped for any length of time, there is the risk of complications such as extensive tissue damage and shock, as well as the release of toxic substances into the circulation which may lead later to acute kidney failure.  This takes a number of hours to build up, therefore the urgent removal of the object is a priority.  After calling for an ambulance, the first aider should do whatever else is possible for the casualty.  

Management of crush injuries

1. Follow DRSABCD

2. Call 000 for an ambulance

3. Ensure your own safety 

4. If safe, remove the crushing object as soon as possible

5. Control bleeding

6. Manage other injuries

7. Comfort and reassure the casualty

A haematoma is caused by a sharp, blunt blow which does not break the skin, but causes internal damage to blood vessels.  This results in the accumulation of a quantity of blood at the site.  

Signs and Symptoms: 

- severe pain

- area turning dark blue or red

- rapid and severe swelling

- loss of mobility of the area

A haematoma can be quite dangerous as it may conceal underlying injuries. 

Management of a haematoma

1. Follow DRSABCD

2. Apply RICE management:

    - rest the casualty and the injured part

    - apply icepacks (cold compress) wrapped in a wet cloth to the injury for 15 minutes every 2 hours for 24 hours, then for 15 minutes every 4 hours for 24 hours. 

    - apply a compression bandage such as an elastic bandage firmly to extend well beyond the injury

    - elevate the injured part

3. Seek medical help

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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Norfolk Island Regional Council welcomes feedback and correspondence from the community.

The Customer Care Office is open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm and is located at 9 New Cascade Road to visit in person for any Council, account and general enquiries. Alternatively, you can telephone on free-call 0100 or email General enquiries include questions relating to Council’s services, the of hiring Council equipment, your bills, registrations and licensing as well as forms and applications.

For formal submissions and other formal correspondence to Council, please either email or post to the attention of the General Manager or relevant Statutory Officer, PO Box 95, Norfolk Island, 2899. Formal submissions include formal letters to the General Manager on Council decisions, activities or policy, complaints, etc.

Council’s Customer Service Charter outlines the level of service that you can expect when communicating with Council. The Charter can be viewed at

Lotta Jackson
14 June 2018

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Friday, June 15, 2018

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Friday, June 15, 2018

This is a reminder to all Norfolk Island businesses who supply drinking water to the public. Atom Consulting will be on island from 18 to 22 June. The purpose of this trip is to assist local businesses to meet their requirements under the Public Health Act 2010.

If your business is affected by the application of this legislation, Atom Consulting will be available to assist with developing your Quality Assurance Programs and answer any questions you have regarding the changes.

Atom Consulting will be at Governors Lodge between the following times:

• Tuesday 19 June between 9:00am -12noon
• Wednesday 20 June between 12:30pm and 4:00pm
• Thursday 21 June between 9:00am -12noon

No appointments are necessary and interested parties are invited to call in and have chat.

If your organisation has any questions relating to the changes, please do not hesitate to contact Customer Care on local freecall 0100 or by emailing

PJ Wilson
14 June 2018

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Foodland Weekly Specials

Friday, June 15, 2018

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