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The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019

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02 NEWS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Chinese New Year ..........9 Comics ............................ 14 Television .......................14 Racing ............................ 15 Shares..............................19 Wicking ..........................20 Your Say ....................... 20 Speak Up ........................ 21 Mega Crossword ..........22 Horoscopes ...................22 Sudoku ...........................22 Classifieds ......................23 Sports .............................26 Weather .........................31 BANK FINDINGS: 7 The royal commissions findings are in and they are grim reading for financiers HOROSCOPES: 22 Oscar Cainer sees parallels between the Year of the Pig and the astrological calendar SURVEY BOYCOTT: 5 The peak hunting body wants a boycott of a survey its says will twist the stats MERCY MISSION: 12 A man has been rescued from Nitmiluk National Park with heat exhaustion Wake up to us GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call 1300 696 397 MYSTERY NUMBER CONDITIONS: If you win, keep this paper for verification. Call costs 55c (Inc GST). Higher from mobile/pay phones - Dialect Solutions Group. Recommendation: Use a land-line and touch tone phone. Some mobiles, portable and pay phones may experience technical faults due to reception complications. www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 0 9 30 1 9 2019 CROC CAPTURES NEW Northern Land Council interim chief executive Jak Ah Kit says the organisation has lost its way and has put on notice those who seek to further destabilise its executive. The former Labor minister took control of the NLC on Friday afternoon from Rick Fletcher, who himself took over in November from Joe Morrison, who resigned and then was sacked amid accusations of impropriety. Mr Ah Kit had been locked GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l ADVERTISING: 1300 857 202 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 1800 639 700 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au Ah Kit: NLC lost its way out of the NLC Mitchel St office by staff loyal to Mr Fletcher. Two days of confusion followed, with competing media statements from Mr Ah Kit and Mr Fletcher issued to media by the same communications officer, both on official NLC letterheads. But yesterday, sitting in the organisations boardroom, Mr Ah Kit told media he would stick around for as long as he was needed and fired a warning shot at those staff who sought to play politics. Youre here to do a job were all team members. I expect that you deliver on what youre employed to do, he said. If you step outside that, if you want to get caught up in the politics of this organisation, then you are on shaky ground. Mr Ah Kits appointment will further inflame the bitter, long-running feud in Katherine given his membership of the Jawoyn Association. The association has a native title claim over parts of Katherine also contested by the Dagoman Association. Mr Ah Kit will retain his as sociation with the Jawoyn, but said he would ensure the native title process was a fair one and its outcome determined independently. He also said he would resign from the Labor Party, of which he is a life member. He said he would continue to resist moves for a full council meeting before the one scheduled for May. A full council meeting would cost up to $150,000 to convene and could lead to a spill in dozens of leadership positions. Mr Ah Kits preference is to wait for the full council meeting already scheduled for May but he has no interest in protecting anyone in those leadership positions. Although Mr Ah Kit said he was assured the NLCs financials were squeaky clean, an internal audit was expected to be delivered by Friday. He wants to sort out the Blue Mud Bay debacle, which has festered for a decade, by the October full council meeting. This problem should have been sorted out four years ago, Its still here, he said. HAYLEY SORENSEN The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause Monday Lotto Monday 4-2-19 Draw No.3840 26 42 22 6 38 31 8 23SUPPS A HOLE in the ground could remain in the heart of a Darwin suburb for another two years, with developers having gone back to the drawing board. The NT News reported yesterday the block of land (pictured), which is owned by Joondanna Investments, has been causing havoc for nearby Hole a health risk but its not going anywhere r e s i d e n t s w h o s a i d t h e y h a v e b e e n get t ing sick be cause of stagnant water in the hole. Joondanna developer Peter La Pira said the project, which has been planned for four years and is still in the planning stage, shouldnt take more than two years to complete. Plans are for multi-storey development of residential units, he said. We have to readjust the layouts. Housing Minister Gerry McCarthy said a number of other sites, while allocated for housing, arent owned by the Government. Like the Smith St property 9 Daly St is a privately owned property and proposed development of the site was to be carried out by the company, he said. The Department of Housing and Community Development had agreed to lease some of the apartments at the 9 Daly St complex for social housing, however the agreement has never been ratified. WILL ZWAR Rain relief for Top End KEEP that umbrella close this week, Darwinites, Bureau of Meteorology forecasters say the wet weather is expected to continue until at least Sunday. Bureau meteorologist Pieter Claassen said Monday was likely to be the peak of the weeks damp conditions, with 39.6mm of rain recorded at Darwin airport by 2.30pm yesterday. Mr Claassen said while heavy rainfall was typical during the first week of February, it was colder than usual yesterday in Darwin. There was a max of 30C, but its been sitting around 24.5C for most of the day, he said. It went down to 23.5, which is quite cool for the wet season, and the feels like temperature was just 23C. Until Sunday, Darwinites can expect a minimum of 26C and a max of 32C or 33C. Mr Claassen said it was Darwins second latest onset of the monsoon since bureau started keeping weather records in 1957. January 23 is the official monsoon onset this year, he said. Only two days from the latest on record. Parbati and Hem Pun, with Nigel, 1, survived a horror crash yesterday Picture: KERI MEGELUS ANULAS Hem Pun and wife Parbati are holding their oneyear-old son Nigel closely today after the trio survived a horror car crash in Parap. The incident happened about 5.40pm yesterday on the corner of Stuart Highway and Parap Drive. Mr Pun said he was travelling about 70km/h along the highway when they were hit by another car, which was driving about 90km/h on Parap Drive and failed to give way. Directly after the crash, Mr Pun said he was horrified to see the driver of the other car holding a machete. It was a big knife, he said. NT Police arrived at the scene within minutes and were able to quickly apprehend the driver with the help of a witness. Mrs Pun said there were at least four people in the car that hit them, which was driving unregistered. Unfortunately, the Pun familys car is now unfit to drive. Optimistically, Mr Pun said he was just thankful his family was uninjured. The most important thing is we are OK, he said. Family faces machete in aftermath of crash Present this token at a participating newsagents and Woolworths supermarkets while stocks last. *Books 2-15 are available for $2.80 each when you buy the NT News or Sunday Territorian from 03/02/2019 - 16/02/2019. Total collection $67.00. Available at participating newsagents and Woolworths supermarkets while stocks last. One Book per original token from hardcopy (not digital) newspaper only. Copyright 2019 Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved. MagicalStory.com.au only with todays paperJust $2.80* * Paper + Incredibles 2 $4.50* TOKEN

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