Home' Tennant and District Times : 2014-0124 TDT Contents TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2014 5
Plant & Equipment Hire
Graders - Trucks - Loaders
Full contingent of Plant and Equipment for:
• Sealing of Roads
• Bulk Earthworks • Dam Building
• Pastoral Land Clearing
For enquiries please call:
Jim Phillips - 0417 834 574
Allan Hull - (08) 8962 2056
Ofce - (08) 8962 1039
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
welcomes Marcus Maher as Manager of the
Sports and Recreation Facilities.
He was born and raised in Euroa, country
Victoria, and through his younger years sport
played a big role for him. He played competitive
footy, tennis, cricket, basketball and anything
else he could with his mates to keep fit and
Marcus completed a degree in Sports
Administration at Victoria University and
worked at some of Melbourne’s biggest
aquatic venues before becoming Operations
Coordinator at the Richmond Recreation
Centre. He then travelled and worked in
Operations at the Porchester Centre in London.
The past five years have found him working in
Derby, West Kimberley where he managed the
town swimming pool, the recreation centre and
the town oval. – he’s really keen.
Marcus has a passion for sport and recreation,
especially in remote towns and has the
approach that ‘if it is happening in major cities,
then we will have it too’ – so he’s planning lots
of great coaching sessions, sports clinics and
events this year.
Marcus says he enjoys living in Tennant Creek
because it has a great community feel.
Anyinginyi Sports and Recreation Gymnasium
is open every weekday from 6am to 8pm
and Sundays from 5pm to 8pm. The Centre
is closed on Public Holidays (the centre will
be closed this Sunday and Monday for the
Australia Day Public Holiday).
Anyinginyi Sports and Recreation is launching
a Touch Footy and Indoor Soccer competition
starting in early February. Please call the
Centre on 8962 1959 to find out more and
register a team.
Fitness classes are still operating at the
centre in the morning and in the evening from
MMA, Boxercise, Circuit training, Crossfit and
Please call the Centre to find out more when
these classes are on and how they can benefit
After school activities begin when school
goes back with a range of sports for the kids
including Cricket, T-Ball, Dodgeball, Basketball
and Pool activities.
For any more information or enquires in
regards to any of Anyinginyi Sports and
recreation programs, please call the centre
on 8962 1959 and speak to one of our friendly
for Sports and
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Sports and Recreation Manager Marcus Maher.
Rain transforms Mary Ann Dam
THANKS to all the rain, the Mary Ann Dam
has come to life over the past 10 days and the
wildlife is partying hard.
Herons, egrets, curlews, pelicans and even peacocks
have been making the most of the environmental trans-
formation from a parched, scorched, dusty site with just
a trickle of water to a flourishing oasis.
The dam is almost full, the grass is lush and all the
plants have been through nature’s laundry.
All just in time for Australia Day celebrations on
Senior forecaster at the Darwin Bureau of Meteorol-
ogy, Graham King, said Tennant Creek has already had
above average rainfall this month.
Nearly 140 millimetres had fallen by Wednesday with
the average rainfall for January being 110 millimetres.
He says the rain was caused by the influence of a
monsoon low that came down from the Top End and
along the western border of the Territory.
“It dragged down the tropical air mass which caused
the rain,” he said.
“While the rain started on Tuesday last week, the
heavier falls were over the weekend.”
Mr King said by Wednesday this week the low had
moved on and was now over the Pilbara region in
“However, it remains quite humid in Tennant Creek so
afternoon showers and storms are still likely,” he said.
WET AND WILD: The Mary Ann Dam has
filled from a trickle (above) to almost full
(below) and the wildlife is loving it.
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