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Thursday, August 01, 2019

From 2 August : SEARCHING, a thriller starring John Cho, Debra Messing

After David Chim’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case.  But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search in one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today, his daughter’s laptop. In a modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.  Rated M

From 9 August : GLORIA BELL, a sophisticated romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore and John Turturro

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcee with two adult children who spends her days in a mundane office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles.  After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of burgeoning love and the complications of dating, identity and family.  Rated M 

In the pipeline : Dumbo, Hotel Mumbai, Storm Boy, Dough

Screening times : Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 5.30pm

Movie tickets at the door : Adults $14, Children (under 15) $7  Cash only please – we have no EFTPOS    Enquiries 50158

DVDs ARE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE AT WORLD TRADERS   We have those you may have missed at the movies plus many more.

The historical play, Trial of the Fifteen, is performed at the Theatre on Wednesdays at 4.45pm Doors open at 4.15pm.  For one enthralling hour you are eyewitness to a courtroom drama as fifteen extraordinary characters step on stage to expose Norfolk’s colourful and sometimes turbulent past.  Tickets are available from World Traders by the roundabout and at the door.  Don’t miss this entertaining insight into Norfolk’s history.  

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NI Junior Rugby League match report for Sunday 28th July.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Midget B’s.

Christian Bailey Agencies Reds 24 defeated Central Service Station Golds 20.

Try scorers for Reds – Josiah Carr x 2, Tyler Pashley x 1, Elijah Ratelevu x 1, , Harrison Nobbs x 1, Heath Wright x 1.

Try scorers for Golds – Slater Schmitz-Quintal x 2, Connor Henderson x 1, Daniella Randall x 1, Axel Nobbs-Boudan x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Slater Schmitz-Quintal.

Christian Bailey Agencies Reds 20 defeated NIDS/Car Beat Et Greens 12.

Try scorers for Reds – Elijah Ratelevu x 1, Josiah Carr x 1, Tyler Pashley x 1, Hunter Quintal x 1, Harrison Nobbs x 1.

Try scorers for Greens – Teo Magri x 2, Xavier King x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Elijah Ratelevu.

NIDS/Car Beat Et Greens 32 defeated Central Service Station Golds 20.

Try scorers for Greens – Teo Magri x 3, Cooper Eales x 2,  Xavier King x 1, Timmy Ratelevu x 1, Ella Kaye-Ellis.

Try scorers for Golds - Daniella Randall x 2, Slater Schmitz-Quintal x 1, Axel Nobbs-Boudan x 1, Connor Henderson x1.

Refs Player of the day – Jack McGillycuddy.

Midget A’s

Slick & Sons Blacks 18 defeated Castaway Greens 16..

Try scorers for Blacks – Mia Pashley x 2, Wendell Fell x 1. Conversions – Tighe Judd x 1, Mitch Randall x 1, Wendell Fell x 1.

Try scorers for Greens – Nate Christian-Bailey x 1, Cassie McCoy x 1, Max Mietzel x 1. Conversions – Asher Garden x 1, Nate Christian-Bailey x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Wendell Fell.

Slick & Sons Blacks 34 defeated Paradise Reds 14.

Try scorers for Blacks – Rocco Menghetti x 3, Mitch Randall x 1, Wendell Fell x 1, Tighe Judd x 1. Conversions – Tighe Judd x 1, Mia Pashley x 1, Ryan Bruce x 1, Mitch Randall x 1, Rocco Menghetti x 1.

Try scorers for Reds – Aly Miller x 1, Noah Marshman x 1, Alickson Kalsrap x 1. Conversions – Eroni Kanaitoma x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Noah Marshman.

Castaway Greens 24 defeated Paradise Reds 20.

Try scorers for Greens – Cassie McCoy x 2, Illi Bulisuva x 1, Zya Quintal x 1, Max Mietzel x 1. Conversions – Bailey Miller x 2.

Try scorers for Reds – Eroni Kaniatoma x 1, Alickson Kalsrap x 1, Mali Garden x 1, Aly Miller x 1. Conversions – Mali Garden x 1, Lachie McCoy x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Max Mietzel.

Girls League Tag

The Butcher in the Mall Greens 32 defeated NIO Pinks 28.

Try scorers for Greens – Chayla Williams x 2, Carmelita McCoy x 2, Leeloo Evans x 2, Sienna Menghetti x 1, Mia Pashley x 1.

Try scorers for Pinks – Alani Snell x 2, Ella Borg x 1, Mali Garden x 1, Maycee Deszecsar x 1, Erin Christian x 1, Makayla Sharkey x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Alani Snell.


Junior B’s

Hot Krust Purples 38 defeated Jolly Roger Blues 18.

Try scorers for Purples – Brandon Borg x 4, Koszta Deszecsar x 1,Tony Martinovich x 1, Ashton Rush x 1, Mischa Ryabtsev x 1. Conversions – Stephan Kalangis x 1, Will Peapells x 1, Tony Martinovich x 1.

Try scorers for Blues – Cameron Christian x 2, Padrick Eyre x 1, George Peay x 1. Conversions – Taj Quintal x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Cameron Christian x 1.

Junior A’s

Norfolk Online Blues 24 defeated Bedrock Golds 20.

Try scorers for Blues –Will Buffett x 1, BB Morgan x 1, Patrick O’Hare x 1, Zac Singer x 1. Conversions – Will Buffett x 4.

Try scorers for Golds – Jai Nicholson x 2, Regan Christian x 1, BB Morgan x 1. Conversions – Jedd Gardner x 1, Regan Christian x 1.

Refs Player of the day – Mitchell Douran x 1.

NIJRL Game times for Sunday 4th August at the Bicentennial Oval.

9:30        Midget B’s training

10:00     Midget B’s – Green v Gold, Red v Gold, Red v Green.

11:00     Midget A’s – Red v Green, Green v Black, Red v Black.

12:15     Girls League Tag – Pink v Green.

12:45     Junior B’s – Purple v Blue.

1:30        Junior A’s – Golds v Blues.

Could all players please be at the ground at least 30 minutes before kick-off times.

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Golf Report

Thursday, August 01, 2019

The “Araucaria Building Contractors” and “NI Pest Control” Trophy Rd 2 was played last Saturday on another fine winters day and the golf represented the weather with some excellent results coming in.  A big thanks to Rae and Mal & Terry and Duncan for their generous and much appreciated sponsorship.

Captain Bruce announced that Meg Wills had confirmed her continuing sponsorship of her memorial to her late husband Kev and we thank her for that.  All our sponsors are much appreciated and valuable to the running of our club competitions week in and week out.

We welcomed back on Saturday Pauly Browne and Melissa Neil our Club Operations Manager, from their trip to Ireland, and whilst away Pauly & Melissa announced their engagement.  We wish them well and all the very best going forward in life.

As mentioned last week the “Hardys Wines” Pro–Am Golf Classic is now only 3 weeks away and the amount of fairway divots and pitch marks on greens is not acceptable. It is our responsibility to carry a bucket of sand and repair all divots, whether yours or somebody else’s, it is not that hard.  Have pride in your Golf Course, that is paramount in keeping the course in pristine condition for the biggest tournament of the year.

Once again many thanks to those who are repairing their divots and pitch marks. It is most appreciated by our course and greens staff.

Competition Results:

As mentioned earlier Rd 2 of the “Araucaria Building Contractors & NI Pest Control” Trophy was the play of the day last Saturday with the afternoon players having the best of conditions as the scores showed, with all pm players amongst the place getters. Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner had a blinder with 43 pt’s but only just from Jared Magri with another excellent result on 42 pt’s and Bruce Lockhart in 3rd place 41 pt’s, but only after a 3way c/b between Fred Howe and Cameron Feldman.  Pat McCoy had the best amongst the Ladies with 37 pt’s from Robyn Lockhart 35 pt’s.

The Pro-Pin 4th went to Cameron Feldman [100cm], the All-In 9/18th Aidan Bruce [405cm], the Ladies 3rd shot to 8/17th Edie Christian [167cm] and the Men’s 2nd shot to 6/15th Jess Tierney [168cm].

Wednesday’s Golf had a complete change in weather conditions from Saturday with a cold blustery breeze and the odd shower, and play being Stroke & Putting, thrown in just for good measure with the clubhouse a welcome sight after a cool 18 holes of golf.  But the weather did

not bother one player with Arthur [Arty] Keeping turning in a superb card with a Gross 80, nett 62.  Well done Arty for such a fine effort for such an ordinary day.  Arty is like Scotch Whisky or Red Wine, he just improves with age.  Stephen [Cooky] Gardiner was a distant 2nd with a 72 nett from Paul Porter 73 nett.  Pat McCoy once again had the best in the Ladies division with a 75 nett from Edie Christian 77 nett. The Pro-Pin 4th was not struck.  And just to make it his day Arty won the putting with 23 putts, another fine effort.

Social Golf News:

A slightly smaller roll up from last Tuesday but still an enjoyable 9 holes of social golf with like minded friends.  You can join us too on a Tuesday at 2.30pm for a relaxing 9 holes of golf, no handicap required and age is not relevant even though we call ourselves Veterans. That is only so we can act our age.

Friday saw a very good field for the Norfolk Island Mechanical Chook Run and Junior Choc Run.  Brett Carr took out first place in the Chook Run, well done Brett.  Lachie McCoy was the winner in the juniors, well done also to Lachie.  Keep enjoying your golf! 

Friday afternoons are very social and everyone is encouraged to join in the fun.  Enquiries can be directed to the Pro Shop 23603.

What’s on this Week:

Today’s Golf is Rd 8 of the “Olive Café” Monthly Medal & Lisner Trophy, with bonus pt’s also available for the “Olive Cup.” Tee off times are 8.30am & 12.30pm and as usual all players are asked to have 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 - Veteran’s Golf - 9 holes - 2.30pm

Wednesday - Individual Stableford [bonus pt’s “2 Drips” Ansbury Christian Cup] - 1pm

Friday - “NI Mechanical” Chook Run - very social 7 holes - 3pm

                 AND Junior Choc Run - 4 Junior holes - 4pm

Saturday - “Pete’s Place Day” - Individual Stableford - 8.30am & 12.30pm

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 Day’

 “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere,

   and then sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”

Good golfing everyone,


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Norfolk Island Fitness and Health News

Thursday, August 01, 2019

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  • Full 24 hour Gym access and a Training Diary
  • A Comprehensive guided "Diet" Booklet to help you focus on initial Fat loss. Recipes included.

The program is ideal for Individuals or work with a like-minded Training partner.

All inquiries to Kay or Kelvin on 52809 or 23569.

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Big Tim's History - The Story of Moses Young Part III

Thursday, August 01, 2019

I’ve never been one for doing up family trees, etc., except that it does coincide with my work, because when you think about it, a lot of Pitcairn history is like trying to write out a large and complicated family tree.  Throw in the “bush babies” and you’ll have a grand old time trying to sort things out!  And so I continue on with one of those “bush babies” and we see how Moses Young fared as he advanced into adulthood.


Moses Young was 18 years old when he and his childhood sweetheart Albina McCoy (daughter of Daniel McCoy of “Tanema” fame) got married (oy vey, I just realized I have McCoy blood in me…at least I don’t have Quint…oh dear, her mother was Sarah Quintal…for some reason I feel substantially depressed).  Settling down in Adamstown, near the centre of town (at least initially), the two welcomed their first child Mary Elizabeth Young on January 16th, 1849.


One of the interesting events at this time was the visit and stranding of several passengers from the barque Noble.  One of them was a writer called Walter Brodie, who wrote a lengthy account of his visit there, and another was Mr. Carleton.  The latter, on hearing the islanders singing (Pitcairners were considered at that point in history as the worst singers in the southern hemisphere), rapidly set up singing classes, and found eager students who soon learned to harmonize and sing beautifuly.  One of these was Moses, who also learned to play at least two instruments from Carleton, namely the fife and the fiddle.  Carleton would soon depart, but Moses remembered his lessons well and continued playing the instruments (which until Carleton had arrived were apparently decorations hanging from the wall of Moses’s home).  Another visitor remained for a time, Baron De Thierry, who continued the singing classes, but it was Carleton who was remembered the most.  As a result, Moses and Albina called their next child, Charles Carleton Vieder Young, born in April 1850.


The small family would suffer two sad events following the birth of Vieder.  First of all, Moses’s grandmother Teraura, who had brought him up since he was a baby, died in 1850, the last of the settlers from the Bounty.  Following this, Moses and Albina had another son called David Richard Barker Young, who sadly died a week after his birth in 1852.  From what I can gather, this period weighed heavily on the couple, though as the 1850’s continued, things brightened up, with the birth of another daughter, Sarah Grace Young in February, 1856.  Of course, as is well known, the people of Pitcairn departed the island on May 3rd, 1856 to settle on Norfolk Island.


Moses and Albina settled on Norfolk with their three children, and while there they had a pair of twins, Eunice Grace Young and Mercy Amelia Young, both born on February 7th.  However, both Moses and his wife missed Pitcairn, and while they liked Norfolk they felt that they wanted to return.  It would be a few years more, but they would find their golden opportunity and take advantage of that (for which I am very happy, believe me…).

PICTURE:  Moses Young later in life.

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Norfolk Island - Island of History and many delights ... by Jean Edgecombe

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Second, revised edition of a volume first published 1991.

A brief history of the Australian dependency of Norfolk Island, as well as a tourist guide to its key sites and social customs.

Author traces the story of the Pitcairn Island descendants and explains in detail the amenities and culture of the island today.

Includes colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and other illustrations, chronology, bibliography and index. 



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Thursday, August 01, 2019

7 days a week 10am - 4pm.

One Stop Shop for viewing Norfolk Islands History. This museum showcases the four settlements on Norfolk Island. Situated opposite the School on Middlegate road. 

The largest privately owned collection of memorobillia on Norfolk Island. Including genealogy, history of 1st & 2nd settlements, Pitcairn and Norfolk history & more


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Hilli Restaurant and Cafe ... ph +67 23 24270

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Hours: Open 7 days a week for devonshire Teas from 10am . Lunch 12-2pm . Dinner from 6pm

Phone: + 6723 24270

The famous Hilli Restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors. Hilli offers a relaxed atmosphere with fine food and excellent service. Take in the natural wood interior or dine in the open tropical gardens. Make sure you don't miss the Hilli experience!!!

Situated next to Cyclorama on Queen Elizabeth Avenue, in front of the Pitcairn Settlers Village.

To view a larger map The Hilli Lounge of Norfolk Island, please "Click here".

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Poinciana Cottages ... from AUD $245

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Poinciana Cottages, is a peaceful retreat on the edge of town, down a country lane,with rolling valley and mountain views, as well as leafy tropical gardens.Poinciana is owned and operated by a local family, with owners living on site.

The property has an interesting history and the homestead known as “Redleaf” was one of the original guest houses on Norfolk Island and well known for its hospitality to visitors.

There are five separate cottages all rated four stars by AAA rating. They are Lavender Cottager, Daisy Cottage, Rose Cottage, Azalea Cottage and Gardenia Cottage all guaranteeing our guests complete privacy, boasting modern design and décor and very well maintained. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Our Customer Commitment – Because your comfort is our priority, hosts Peter and Jackie Pye meet and greet all our guests to ensure that your comfortably settled into your cottage and have everything you need to begin your well earned break.

The cottages are fully self contained with comfortable king size or king single beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge area.  There is a separate brand new bathroom with a glass shower, and laundry with automatic washing machines.Kitchens have full cooking facilities, including convection microwave, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery etc. and leisure facilities include cable TV, video, direct dial telephones, beach towels, picnic blanket, wine cooler, thermos, esky, picnic baskets – in fact, all you could want for a relaxing, rejuvenating, carefree holiday.

Units are serviced weekly, and full quality linen is provided. Children are welcome and cots are available on request.

Rated **** by AAA rating, your comfort is our concern, so we look forward to being of service to you


Phone:          (+ 6723) 22547


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The Elderly

Thursday, August 01, 2019

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my four-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass.

As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered,

'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'

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