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Recently Anyinginyi have been involved in a cooking group at the CWA Hall in
Phyllis our Community Support Worker, Meg from the Grow Well Program and
Kristy our Nutritionist joined the ladies and went through safe hygiene practices
and shared cooking skills.
The ideas they shared were:
• Easy to cook and make meals;
• Good Cheap Food to buy;
• Tasty food for family to eat;
• Healthy food to eat.
The Ladies cooked nutritional Baked Fish Fillets with Vegetables to cater for 6
people – and it was yummy.
If you would like to join this regular cooking group please come along next
Monday to the CWA Hall in Noble Street between 9.30am and 11.30am, or
you can call Stronger Families (Women) on 8962 2074 to make arrangements.
eating and cooking
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
A huge fire at the rubbish
dump last weekend, blan-
keted the town with acrid
Firies provided logistic support
to Shire workers to extinguish a
blaze that had taken hold in the
three main bulk waste areas at
about 4pm on Sunday.
Phillips Earthmoving broke up
the tip face, spreading dirt and
using a water cart to extinguish
hot spots with rain completing
the job on Monday.
Executive Director of Opera-
tions at the Barkly Regional
Council, Henry Szczypiorski,
had no explanation as to how the
fire started but affirmed that the
Council had no official burn-off
policy at the tip.
“We were alerted to the fire on
Sunday which we believe had
started in the bulk green waste
area and then had gradually
spread to the construction and
miscellaneous waste areas,” Mr
“The blaze was brought under
control quite quickly but due to
the depth and nature of the mate-
rial, the green waste area was still
smouldering and being monitored
up until 2pm on Monday.”
Town dump fire cause a mystery
Expressions of Interest
Barkly Tourism and Battery Hill Mining Centre are calling for
expressions of interest for a part time position managing the
Barkly Tourism Web Portal and facilitating community and
The position is based at Battery Hill Mining Centre and would
suit someone with web and social media skills, customer
service and ideally event management experience.
Please call 89621281 or 0427481903 for further information.
A NEW housing project at
Anyinginyi means safe, se-
cure, affordable housing for
And the first mother-of-three to
take up the option is so thrilled
with the results she has declared
she’ll “work at Anyinginyi for-
General Manager Trevor Sanders
said the idea, as well as the terms
and conditions of the housing, was
the initiative of the workers.
“No one in Tennant Creek needs
to be reminded that housing is a
huge problem here and that most
houses are overcrowded,” he said.
“It’s a problem for our staff mem-
bers too, and they see this housing
model as a solution.
“This program is specifically for
Aboriginal staff members who
agree to the conditions and have
been approved by the board.”
Mr Sanders likened grass-roots
health care to an ambulance wait-
ing at the bottom of the cliff.
“Overcrowded housing leads to
a range of social ills that impact
badly on the health of people,”
“So rather than patch them up
and wait for them to come back
worse-for-wear, we’re attempting
to change things around entirely.
“To bulldoze the cliff rather than
wait below in the ambulance, as
“We’re all confident that our staff
housing program will be successful
and make a difference to the bigger
The program will be funded
through revenue generated by
Anyinginyi, not through Govern-
“We are not asking governments
for one dollar,” he said.
“This is all self funded.
“We have legitimately maximised
our Medicare revenue and have got
to the point where we have funds
to put into housing.
“Staff members will pay rent so
there will be an income stream
although in some cases the rent
will be subsidised.”
Indigenous Business Australia, a
Federal Government initiative, has
kick started the housing pool with
three houses offered on subsidised
Anyinginyi has taken up two of
the houses and while one is already
rented to a staff member the other
is under negotiation.
Mr Sanders said Anyinginyi plans
to invest in four to six houses this
year and the same next year.
Anyinginyi Corporation funds
successful staff housing project
BARkLY Regional Council is ask-
ing for public submissions on a
plan for Tennant Creek Women’s
Refuge to use a portion of an ad-
The Refuge is arranging funding to ex-
pand the services they provide to include
the use of a section of Kathleen Park.
Barkly Regional Council is now seeking
public opinion on the proposal.
Executive Director of Operations Henry
Szczypiorski said if the plan is approved,
the refuge would use the northern third
of the park which adjoins the present
“It would mean a new fence to attach
the area to the refuge, and an increase in
the height of fences of adjacent housing
lots to match that of the present refuge,”
“Regional Development Australia funds
would be used to construct a shade struc-
ture and to provide landscaping, seating,
a fire pit, a drum oven and a locked
container for equipment.
“The funding would include additional
lighting and security cameras to guard
against anti-social behaviour.”
The public consultation ends on 14
Public opinion sought for park plan
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