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Life on the West Island - Pea and thimble trick

Friday, September 06, 2019

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News from Probus Club of Norfolk Island

Thursday, September 05, 2019

This week the Probus Club of Norfolk Island hosted visitors from two clubs in Australia. Twenty visitors from the Albury Central Probus Club (NSW) and eight members of the Redlands Probus Club (Qld) were visiting Norfolk Island and joined our local members for a rollicking morning tea at Christian’s Cave. This was the Albury club's first visit to Norfolk Island, although the tour leader, Kathy Alexander, is a passionate friend of the island, this being her 20th visit. Redlands is one of the oldest Probus Clubs in Queensland and it was exciting for our members to hear about all their social activities despite the average age of their members being significantly older than our locals.

Like all Probus clubs, fellowship and fun are the cornerstone of both visiting clubs’ activities. Their travel tends to be more adventurous than our local group as both hail from areas rich in fascinating history and natural wonders to explore with day trips, while some of their members enjoy sharing international travel together. One of the greatest benefits of Probus is the opportunity to join up with other retired or semi-retired people from all walks of life, and to share interests. Norfolk Island is always a very popular destination for Probus travellers because of its fascinating history, diverse natural environment, and mix of people with the common love of hospitality. Our visitors were enthralled to hear about life on Norfolk Island and many agreed they will be back soon.

Our club meets every month on the first Tuesday from 9.30 AM and we enjoy interesting talks from guest speakers before sharing a lovely morning tea and catch-up with friends. We also have several groups that meet regularly including our reading group, social outings to local places like the Bounty Folk Museum, and a Seniors Yoga group starting soon. New members are always warmly welcomed so if you are looking for a great opportunity to get to know locals, call Fenella on 50628 or Clare on 53460

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

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Life on the West Island - Not listening

Friday, August 30, 2019

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What's on this week at Anglicare?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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What's on this week at Anglicare?

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

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Fishing with Greenwoods Fishing Adventures

Friday, July 26, 2019

This week has been surprisingly good fishing for the week after a full moon. We’ve had a couple of calm days between wind and heavy swells from the south. Even though it’s the middle of Winter our water temperature is still up around 20 degrees Celsius and the currents are full of bait fish. 

With less sea birds around than summer time it’s a bit more difficult to find sport and game fish but with a bit of local knowledge we seem to do ok. In one day this past week I caught a nice Mahi Mahi (lost another), I caught a Yellowfin Tuna and marked a few Marlin. The same day one of the boys landed a solid Wahoo from his 11ft Tinny. 

I also witnessed huge schools of slimy mackerel and saury being feasted on by bottle nose dolphins and gannets. Not bad for winter. The usual Sweetlip and Kingfish fishing has also been good and a number of big white trevally were also caught. The week ahead has some great days for fishing with calm wind and a decreasing long period swell. 

Next week though I’m off on Holidays to the beautiful Cook Islands so I’ll be leaving you in the capable hands of my brother Thomas to keep you up to date on the fishy news from Norfolk Island. Cheers, see you in 3 weeks 

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What's on this Week at Anglicare?

Friday, July 19, 2019

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Life on the West Island - Not “getting” the Pacific

Friday, July 19, 2019

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Rugby On The Rock Is Only Two Weeks Away!!!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Rugby on the Rock starts Saturday 3rd August

The Creaky ol Convicts would like to invite all old and new players to register to play in our Rugby on the Rock Tournament to be held in August. This will be our 6th Biannual Tournament and we will be welcoming back Bundaberg Rumruckers, the XXXX Goldies and the Phatphux. We have scheduled three games to be played Sunday 4th, Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th August. The Convicts will play the later games to allow players with work commitments to get to the games. Insurance and Registration payments are due now. Players should have received a registration letter in the mail, please complete and return with payment to Jill at the hospital asap. If you are a new player please email or contact any committee member listed below and we will add you to our mailing list.  We need numbers for catering purposes so please let us know if you will be attending the Opening and/or Closing Ceremonies.

Expressions of interest to supply food at Rugby on the Rock games

The Creaky Ol Convicts are asking for expressions of interest from anyone that would like to sell food at Kingston Oval on game days. Please note food licence and power etc is your responsibility. The game days and times are:  Sunday 4th August from 1pm, Tuesday 6th August from 1pm and Thursday 8th August from 1pm. If you are only interested in supplying food for one day or all three please don’t hesitate to let us know. We will be happy to promote your food in newspaper articles and on the radio. This is a great opportunity for anyone to fundraise for their sporting group, school tour etc.


We wish to sincerely thank our new sponsors Foodland Supermarket and Aloha/Tudor Apartments for your generous sponsorship for new club jerseys. If anyone else in the community would like to sponsor anything eg. Club Shirts or something to raffle it would be greatly appreciated.


Creaky Ol Convicts Committee

Gary Dowling (President), Mal Tarrant (Vice President), Raewynne Tarrant (Treasurer), Jill Buffett (Secretary), Rossco Quintal, Helen Dowling, Carol & Russell Lowry

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