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Community Feedback on the Draft Norfolk Island Wastewater Options Paper

Friday, October 18, 2019

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Commercial Service Update

Friday, October 18, 2019

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Land Rates report and Public Meeting

Friday, October 18, 2019

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The Golf Report

Friday, October 18, 2019

Another enjoyable week of golf passed by as does the weather with that heavy rain we all experienced last Sunday.  A blessing by any standards, topping up our tanks, watering our gardens and freshening up the Golf Course for all of us to enjoy.

Once again, we must mention our sponsors who make our golfing program more enjoyable for all of us, and this week it is Frazer and Teresa from Norfolk Forwarding for their day last Saturday, and Helen & Dean Bosley for their day last Wednesday.  A big thank you to all our sponsors.

The “Olive Branch” kitchen in our Club continues to attract good crowds enjoying the excellent food served and also enjoying the panoramic views from our clubhouse veranda.

Club championships begin next weekend so if you have not already put your name up to play it is not too late. You have to be in to win.

Competition Results:

Last Saturday Rd 4 of the Norfolk Forwarding Trophy for this month was played.  Once again, some very good cards returned with Eric Hutchinson winning the day with 40 pt’s from visitor Greg Beyer on a c/b to Shane Evans both with 39 pt’s.

In the Ladies division, Hawaiian holidays seem to improve the golf with Caroline Miratana, fresh back from holidays winning the Ladies division with an excellent 41 pt’s from fellow holiday maker Naomi Thompson 34 pt’s and Tane Cottle in 3rd place on 33 pt’s on a c/b to Pat McCoy.

The Pro Pin 4th went to Fred Howe [135cm], the All In 9/18th James Walden [240cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 1/10th Tane Cottle [295cm] and the Mens 2nd shot to 6/15th Cameron Feldman [125cm].

The “Island Plumbing & Gas” Putt Off remains intact for another week and today will be worth $150.

Wednesday’s Golf “Dino’s Day” a 2person Aggregate Stableford attracted a good number attempting to win an enjoyable evening at “Dino’s Restaurant”. Sean Ellard & Kevin [Moonie] Christian teamed well together to easily win the day with 78 pt’s from Brad & Jess Tierney 73 pt’s on a c/b to Andrew [Umi] Umlauft & Dean Bosley.  Tony Scicluna won the Pro Pin 4th [629cm].

Social Golf News:

Veterans Golf had a good roll up last week enjoying the company of fellow social golfers for the exercise and fresh air and good company that 9 holes of social golf can bring. Kevin [Moonie] Christian won the day with 18 pt’s from Tony Scicluna 15 pt’s.

Friday afternoon’s weather wasn’t overly enticing.  We didn’t have any juniors in the Junior Choc Run, and only a very small field for the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run.  Dave Jeffreys took out first place in the chook run for those braving the conditions.  The rain was welcomed though heading into summer and we look forward to many long Friday afternoons on the course.

What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is “Commonwealth Bank Day” an Individual Stableford event. Tee off times are 8.30am & 1pm. All players are asked to have their cards into match committee no later than 15 mins prior to tee off.  Any visiting golfers with an official Club handicap are always welcome to come down and play,

Tuesday - Veterans Golf - 9 holes - 3pm

Wednesday - V’s Par - 1pm

Friday - “N. I. Mechanical” Chook Run - a very social 9 Holes - 3pm

Saturday - 1st Rd Club Championships - 8.30am & 1pm

Sunday - 2nd Rd Club Championships - 8.30am & 1pm

Our Club is open Monday to Saturday from 11am and Sundays from 12pm.  Lunch and afternoon nibbles are available at ‘The Olive Branch’ Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. 

Enjoy fabulous golf course and ocean views while sampling something from The Olive Branch’s menu, which changes regularly to take advantage of our fantastic local produce. 

Tea, coffee and gourmet cheese plates are available every day along with a great selection of beer, wine, cider, pre-mixed drinks and spirits.


“A Thought for the Week”

‘Families are like Fudge…mostly sweet with the occasional nut’

Good golfing everyone,


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Australian Government funds Norfolk Island artificial Reproduction for Livestock

Friday, October 18, 2019

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Reminder on upcoming traffic laws community engagement

Friday, October 18, 2019

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Pitcairn Tapa ... by Pauline Reynolds

Thursday, October 17, 2019

There is an untold chapter to the Bounty story – it begins here.

The tapa cloth of Pitcairn Island illuminates the forgotten story of the Polynesian women of HMAV Bounty.

In French and English.  


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The Garden Restaurant and Bar... ph +67 23 22177

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Phone: + 6723 22177

njoy a taste of Paradise during your stay on Norfolk Island.

With Norfolk’s mild climate, guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining at the hotel in our on-site restaurant “The Garden Restaurant & Bar” (formerly La Pèrouse).

Serving a fresh seasonal menu, head chef James Garden has a focus on using fresh local produce and creating delicious seasonal menu’s that will leave a lasting impression.

Continental and full buffet breakfast is on offer along with a light lunch and all day coffee and tea making facilities.

Buffet meals and entertainment can be arranged for special events.

For specialty dining evenings, larger functions, wedding packages or catering enquiries, please contact us for more information.

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Paradise Hotel and Resort ... From AUD $205

Thursday, October 17, 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.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

A big corporation recently hired several cannibals in the interest of cultural diversity.

"You are all part of our team now," said the HR rep during the welcoming briefing. "You get all the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don't eat any of the other employees."

The cannibals promised they would not.

Four weeks later, their boss remarked, "You're all working very hard, and I'm satisfied with you. However, one of our female clerks has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?"

The cannibals all shook their heads no.

After the boss left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others,

"Which one of you idiots ate the female?"

A hand rose hesitantly, to which the leader of the cannibals continued, "You fool! For four weeks we've been eating managers and no one noticed anything, but noooooo, you had to go and eat someone who actually does something!"

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