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Life on the West Island - Hail to the Chief?

Friday, June 21, 2019

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Community Matters

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Australian Government provides regular updates to the community on the development and progress of programs and services for Norfolk Island.

Passenger transfer vessels’ operation and maintenance - tender released on AusTender

The tender for the operation and maintenance of the passenger transfer vessels has been released on AusTender. 

An industry briefing on this opportunity will take place at Port Macquarie, NSW, on Thursday 27 June 2019. Potential tenderers will be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vessels while they are in the water for the final sea trials. Information on how to register for the industry briefing is available on AusTender.

If you are considering tendering for this opportunity, visit the AusTender website at, reference number 10017737.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

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Bowls Report by Ballzup.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Back on the Club scene and with players away, the Club Championships are on hold for a period but social bowls were played last Saturday with the results thus: Graham Woolley & John Kane defeating Jeff Pledger & Jett Pettit 19-11, John Groat & Mark Carroll defeating Tim Sheridan & Jed (visitor) 16-15, Phil Jones & Esther Trickey defeating Norm Trickey & Margaret Jackson 26-11, and Stephen Mathews & Tess Evans defeating Trev Gow & Kitha Bailey 35-9. The winners on the day were Stephen & Tess on a count back over Phil & Esther, dead chooks all round.

On Wednesday, the delayed final game in the ladies fours was played with the team skipped by Ann Snell, Tess Evans, Marg Buffett & Tracey Wora defeating Annie Pledger, Kate Smith, Maycee Deszecsar & Jan Williams 23-15. As the Championship was played over a round-robin basis, the final standings were: Winners only by margin was Petal Jones, Ester Sanchez, Shae Wilson & Vivian Bigg with 2 wins +25, 2nd were Annie Pledger, Kate Smith, Maycee Deszecsar & Jan Williams with 2 wins + 7 (points for and against 63-56), 3rd were Ann Snell, Tess Evans, Marg Buffett & Tracey Wora with 2 wins + 7 (points for and against 60-53), and 4th were Kitha Bailey, Irene Buffett, Ellie Dixon & Esther Trickey with 0 wins -39. Congratulations to the ladies on a very close competition.

Social bowls were also played on Wednesday with the results being: John Groat, Brent Johnstone & Kitha Bailey defeating Culla Graham, Barry Jones & Coralie (visitor) 28-12; and Mick Godfrey, Graeme Woolley, Norm Trickey & Ester Trickey (swinger) defeating Neil McWaters, Stephen Mathews, Trev Gow & Ester Trickey (swinger) 20-11.

The Club also enjoyed a very social day’s play on the Queens Birthday holiday on Monday with many players enjoying the Club’s greens and great hospitality in the Club.

Social bowls will be played on Saturday and Wednesday commencing at 1pm.

The Club is starting to look great with the additional pavers being laid by Deane and with the warm fire-place alight each evening, the restaurant is very cosy and the meals terrific. Don’t forget that the Bistro is open 7 days per week for both lunch and dinner.

See you all on the greens soon.

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Positions Vacant 20 June 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Wetls on Wheels

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wetls on Wheels is the Norfolk Island Meals service for those in the community who would like a hot meal home delivered at lunchtime (on any day of the week).

Care Norfolk Inc. has been assisting with this service since April 2018.

If you, or someone you know, are over 65 years of age and would like a hot meal delivered daily please contact the Care Norfolk office on 23996 or 52696.

Meals are $8 / day, and include an Entrée, Main and Dessert.

Care Norfolk Inc

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A time to celebrate all things Ukulele!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

It’s time again to announce our extremely popular Norfolk Island Autumn Ukulele Festival, the 2020 festival has been moved to May and we’d love you to be here to join in the fun.

Uke players and musicians of all levels are invited to attend. The “cultural stew” of Aussies and Kiwis join with Bounty Pitcairn descendants and their unique culture, Norf’k language songs and Island dancers.

You and your group are welcome to perform during the Yuukalieli Showcase and share your talents during workshops and other performances. Previous attendants rave about the fun atmosphere and the unique musical blends that come from a fusion of talented visitors with different cultures.

Get your group together of 10+ and experience accommodation benefits with some properties, where one person can stay for free.  The saving can be made by the key organiser of a group, or shared across everyone to bring costs down. Please contact Joyce for full conditions and further information.

Make time now to lock in your plans for the 2020 Autumn Uke Festival. We’d love to welcome you to the Island.

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Pitcairn Island at the Edge of Time ... by Susanne Chauvel Carlsson

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fletcher Christian and the mutineers from The Bounty sank their ship and settled on Pitcairn, the most remote island in the Pacific. 

This is their story over two centuries. Then came three generations of Chauvels (beginning with Charles Chauvels film, "In the Wake of the Bounty", to provide intimate perspectives on the descendants of the mutineers on this island that has been both paradise and hell.  

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

We welcome your family to Hilli Goat Farm to meet our furry family of the four legged variety. 

There's Tommy the horse, Bronte & Naish the border collies, a whole herd of cattle, and we cant forget our hilarious herd of goats who love to show off their tricks. Look, touch, laugh and learn. 

We show kids how to interact with all the different animals. So much fun for everyone, The Meet the Family Tour is sure to be a highlight of your children's holiday on Norfolk Island.


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Just imagine....If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Air New Zealand one year ago, you would have $49.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in the AA one year ago, you would have $33.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Canterbury Finance one year ago,you would have $0.00 today..

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminium cans for recycling refund, you would have received $214.00..

Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the Kiwi Saver-Keg.

A recent study found that the average Kiwi walks about 900 miles a year.. Another study found that Kiwis drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year
That means that, on average, Kiwis get about 41 miles to the gallon!

Makes you damned proud to be a Kiwi!! 

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

Thursday, June 20, 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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