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On your marks...set....GOOOOOOOOO in Gapuwiyak

You know how the story goes - one service provider said they were fast, the next said prove it Game On. This now annual Service Provider Relay Race is held every year at the school sports day.

The 2015 race was filled with controversy. Allegations of the Police not swapping the batten at the line ( we have photo evidence to support the accusations), and the MEP buffalo boys trying to run the race with an Olympic torch inspired batten (a buffalo horn with fire in the end) which inevitably resulted in a small fire in their lane which had to extinguished.

Who wins is irrelevant, its all about which team had the most spiritnaturally this was the EARC team - so in essence we won (regardless of official race results placing us second last).

Your EARC 2015 Relay Team was.drumrollChris Too Quick Moylan, James The Wind Wunungumurra, Lightning Raynburr Wanambi, and Off the Mark Dhamarrandji.





In celebration of International Women's Day, our team hosted a day of fun activities and great food in Umbakumba on Groote Eylandt.

Coordinated by our local Council Services Manager and her team, the event was held at Fred Grey Park on the 5th March, with around 40 people attending from the Aged Care, Crèche, FaFT and Children and Family Services groups.

They day was filled with story telling, singing, dancing and of course a lot of socialising! It was great to see local community members of all ages taking part and coming together in celebration and recognition of the exceptional work that women in our communities contribute. 

Everyone involved was treated to an amazing lunch of fish, rice, sweet potato, damper, tea, cake and coconut - collected from the tree on the beach no less! Thank you to everyone involved and those who came out to join us in the celebrations! We have more events planned to continue the recognition of women in our communities to stay tuned!



March Council Meeting postponed

Due to the impact of Cyclone Lam and Cyclone Nathan, please be advised that the East Arnhem Regional Council Ordinary Council Meeting due to be held on Wednesday 25 March has been postponed until 15 April 2015. The meeting is to be held in Yirrkala as per the original March sitting plans.

For more information on EARC Council Meetings click here.