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Phone 8962 2049 or 8962 2522
OPEN 7 DAYS: 11AM - 3PM AND 5PM - 10.30PM
• 2 x Large Pizzas
• Garlic Bread
• 1.25 litre soft drink
$35 pick up. $40 delivered.
FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING!
The award-winning documentary
A documentary which shows the shocking
treatment of landholders in Central Queensland by
the unconventional gas industry.
Tuesday 28th July at 6:30pm
Civic Hall, 41 Peko Road, Tennant Creek
The screening will feature the Frackman himself,
Dayne Pratzsky, for a Q&A after the film!
Steak BBQ available with all money raised going
towards the NT campaign to protect our land, water and
communities from fracking.
Suggested donation for the film screening for wage earners - $5.
ATTENTION: ABORIGINAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
(formally known as Aboriginal Health Workers)
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation that provides
primary health services to the people of Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region, Northern Territory. Anyinginyi
offers a holistic approach to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its clients through its clinical,
social and emotional, educational and fitness services.
Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Has your AHPRA
This is your opportunity to get Registered with AHPRA
AHPRA is giving those who are no longer registered an opportunity to obtain their
registration under the GRANDPARENTING scheme which expires on Tuesday, 30 June
2015. Special conditions to re-register do apply all depending on how long your
registration has lapsed for.
Anyinginyi Health are happy to assist in providing you with the paperwork that will kick-start
the process to obtain your registration.
Please contact the HR Admin Officer on 8962 2633 for further information or visit Corporate
Services, 1 Irvine St,Tennant Creek and obtain information as soon as possible.
Some points to take note of:-
o AHPRA Board makes all decisions relating to re-registrations.
o Anyinginyi is not responsible for completing individual’s paperwork to obtain their o
o Anyinginyi will not be responsible for individual’s Registration payments or other costs
associated to gain your Registration.
o Anyinginyi does not guarantee you work when you receive your AHPRA Registration.
If Anyinginyi can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact us on 8962 2633.
Children’s Day is a day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
to celebrate the importance that family, culture, and community plays
in our children’s development and wellbeing. It’s a day to help our kids
stand tall and feel connected and proud.
Sports ‘n’ Rec Centre
3pm - 6pm on Tuesday 4th August
We welcome you to join us in celebrating our children’s culture!
Join us for celebrations including:
- Face painting
- Arts and crafts
- Fun games & competitions
- Jumping castle
For more information please contact Sarah Watkins on 8963 2914
FRIDAY JULY 31st- WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5th |
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Moira Finucane Burlesque : Moira and her sirens
will show you how to burlesque in a series of
workshops! You may have a song/dance/acting piece
that you want to work on or you may just want to come along have some fun and be inspired.
You do not need to be experienced at all. Come along & create some fun.
Thursday July 30th- Sunday August 1st
The Dirty Word : Writing and poetry workshops exploring the theme of disability. Work with
Laurie May to write something new or perfect an old idea. It may be that you just need help
writing your ideas down or someone to help you with your confidence, then this workshop is for
you. Friday July 31st- Saturday August 1st at the Library
Barkly Divas: Divas is a music program run by MusicNT for Indigenous
girls and women who write songs and sing, and would like to build their music
skills and perform. Three days of workshops with fantastic female mentors
will teach you how to be a professional Diva on stage.
Thursday July 30th- Saturday August 1st
Deadly Moves dance/theatre: The Deaf Arts Network (Melbourne) are running
dance and theatre acting workshops. Although aimed at those with hearing
impairment the workshop is open to everyone, young and old!
Saturday August 1st - Peko Park & Monday August 3rd- Lake Mary Ann
Sand Art : The First People’s Disability Network will show you how to tell
stories through creating art in sand.
Saturday August 1st at Peko Park
Head to www.desertharmonyfestival.com to register for workshops
THE Tennant Creek Community Bus and
Barkly Regional Arts are working together
to provide the community with free festival
Throughout the Festival you can be picked up
from a Festival bus stop to get you to events
on time without the worry of finding a park, as
events will have large crowds.
The bus will then also be available after each
event for drop offs.
Festival Bus stops include all Tennant Creek
town camps, Peko Park, BP, NDIS, Outback
Caravan Park, Bluestone Motor Inn, Eldorado
Motor Inn, Tennant Creek Caravan Park and the
For a detailed timetable please head to www.
to make access
to events easier
DO you love art?
Want to learn more about art in the Barkly region?
For all you hunters and collectors of artistic enjoyment,
take this guided bus tour of our best galleries and be
personally welcomed through by the gallery owners
They will talk about the artists behind the works, the
cultural stories, the history and purpose of the gallery
and treat you to some light refreshments.
There are four exhibitions on this tour for you to see
and five galleries to visit.
Art Bouy will have a retrospective exhibition of Dion
Beasley’s Art works from the beginning to now includ-
ing drawings, prints, sculptures and some cheeky dog
Nyinkka Nyunyu hosts North and South 1992–2014,
presented by Artback NT and A Survey of Works by
Marina Strocchi which brings to life and animates the
topography of the Northern Territory with a strong nar-
Strocchi charts the unique landscape of the Northern
Territory, from the tangled mangroves of Darwin Harbour,
the water buffalo and Jabiru of the Top End to the mulga,
feral cats and camels of the desert.
In 2014, Dion Beasley spent a week in his hometown
of Canteen Creek, receiving training from the Barkly
Regional Arts Media Mob in still photography and video,
to capture the houses, dogs and residents of Canteen
With his uncanny memory for landmarks, dogs and
direction, Dion then created a remarkably accurate map
that features numbered houses, roads, landmarks, and
the dogs that live in each home.
Media Mob and Dion then worked closely with Mel-
bourne based company Spatial Vision to create an
online interactive Digital Map which will be on display
at the Barkly Regional Arts Gallery (BRAG).
Also at the BRAG stopover will be the National Dis-
ability Insurance Scheme and Barkly Regional Arts
partnered creative arts project, Story Plates, which
explores perceptions of what disability looks like to the
artists in the community.
Exhibitions to provide a feast for the eyes
Susannah Nakamarra Nelson at the Barkly Regional Arts Gallery.
The outcome is a beautiful collection of ceramic plates
that tell the story of disability in the Barkly and highlights
the long journey ahead.
Other tour stops include the main street based Desert
Rose Gallery and home of Cheeky Dogs creator, Dion
If you need a lift, our Festival Bus will do free pick-
ups from Outback Caravan Park (8:30am), Bluestone
(8:40am) and Eldorado (8:45am) to bring people to
Peko Park to begin the Hunters and Collectors Art Tour.
Saturday 1 August is the date to keep in mind and $20
will cover you for all entry fees and refreshments.
Book your seat on the bus to take this tour online at
Tour departs Peko Park at 9am and finishes at Peko
Park at noon.
IT’S been three years in the making
but finally the Festival has received
support to create a ‘Cheeky Dog Cycle
Festival Manager, Kathy Burns, put this
pitch together three years ago and now
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corpora-
tion, Tennant Creek BP, Cheeky Dog and
Barkly Regional Arts have joined forces
to see this wonderful outdoor activity
come to life.
“The concept came to me in 2012 when
former colleague Lincoln MacKinnon and
I, did a ride with Dion out to Lake Mary
Ann for Australia Day,” Kathy said.
“It was a lot of fun and a different way to
experience the town and head to a great
“Dion led the way of course and I thought
about how much he enjoys this ride and
how much other people would too.”
Twenty brand new bicycles have been
purchased for the event, with the Youth
Festival Kicks program participants spray
painting them in Cheeky Dog stencils.
People can hire these bikes for $10
which includes a helmet, bike lock and a
guided bike tour around town with Dion
and workers from Anyinginyi Sport and
It will begin at Peko Park and finish at
Lake Mary Ann, ready for the Arts Culture
The tour takes place on Monday 3 Au-
gust (NT Picnic Day) and riders will take
in aspects of the town they may have
missed if they only drove down the main
Stops will include Battery Hill and the
home of the famous Cheeky Dogs creator,
Guides will also regale stories about
various places of interest and the tour will
be stopping to take photographs along
Dion has been working with the Barkly
Regional Arts Media Mob team for the
past year honing his photographic skills,
so it’s another chance for him and the
riders to get creative while they get fit at
this fun event.
Just head to www.desertharmonyfesti-
val.com to book a spot on this tour.
Tickets are just $10 (includes helmet,
bike lock and water) and $5 if you bring
your own bike.
Cheeky Dog Cycle Tour comes to life
BARKLY Regional Arts is
proud to present the 26th
annual Desert Harmony
Festival 2015 from 31
July-5 August, delivering
a diversity of artistic and
cultural programs and
celebrating our Barkly
Region’s unique indig-
enous and multicultural
This year, the National
Disability Insurance Agency
(NDIA) has come on board
as major supporters and
the theme of the festival
will reflect key disability
Desert Harmony is a great
opportunity to demonstrate
to the community how the
National Disability Insur-
ance Scheme (NDIS) can
support people with dis-
ability in this region.
“The key to this year’s
festival success is partner-
ships,” Barkly Regional
Arts Artistic Director, Kathy
“It’s taken a number of
years to build up the repu-
tation of the festival and
establish trust and support
from the community.
We are now seeing some
amazing partnerships de-
velop and like all major
events, you can never really
get enough support to do
what you would ultimately
like to do, so we have made
the most of our success
by engaging our support-
ers and creating content
they can relate to in the
The line-up for 2015 is
nothing short of spectacu-
lar with performances from
the ever-popular Coloured
Stone, Djuki Dancers from
Elcho Island, Leash & the
Dusty Boots, rising stars
from the Marlinja commu-
nity Rayella as well as a
host of amazing bands from
across the Barkly Region
and the whole of the NT
including the Barkly Boys,
WMC Allstars and Desert
Our incredible partner-
ships begin with the NDIA
and the ‘NDIS disABILITY
Platform’ at Peko Park on
Saturday and Sunday 1-2
A series of free perfor-
mances and activities will
include the Deaf Arts Net-
work’s Deadly Moves se-
ries of theatre and dance
workshops, The Dirty Word
open mic event, a delightful
and musical FASD pup-
pet show, Sand Art work-
shops with the First Peo-
ple’s Disability Network,
the Melbourne City Ballet,
Music NT’s Barkly Divas
and Jameson Casson and
the Gospel singers winding
up the inaugural Platform
Opera Australia will pre-
sent the new, fully-staged
production of The Magic
Flute, complete with fabu-
lous 1930s costumes, a
chamber orchestra and
a vibrant cast of singers,
including the Barkly Youth
There will also be a special
pre-show performance with
the Opera Australia Cham-
ber Orchestra and the local
Winanjjikari Music Centre
Sport, theatre, dance and
music meet head-on as
the critically acclaimed
company, Kage, brings you
Team of Life.
There is also a first time
event with the Barkly Col-
lege Stronger Sisters, as
they work with Marngrook
Footy Show host, Leila
Gurruwiwi, to create their
own Footy Show featuring
special guest, Australian
Paralympian gold medalist,
You will then be able to
immerse yourself in the
roaring atmosphere of the
Barkly AFL 2015 Grand Fi-
nal at the Purkiss Reserve
Caravan Burlesque brings
their raunchy, jaw drop-
ping spectacular, Birds of
Paradise Burlesque show
to town which will have
special guest appearances
by local artists. Set to the
of Lake Mary-Ann, the al-
ways-popular Arts Culture
Experience Day will feature
a range of cultural activities,
art markets, bush tucker
and music while the Hunt-
ers and Collectors Art Trail
provides a unique tour of lo-
cal galleries and artists and
the Cheeky Dog Cycle Tour
is a great way to keep fit
and see the beautiful land-
scape of Tennant Creek.
There are plenty of ways
to get involved and im-
merse yourself in this year’s
festival so head to www.
to have a look and book
your spot and remember,
ticket prices will be more
expensive on the door!
An exciting festival line-up
Barkly Youth Choir.
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