The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019
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12 NEWS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Laughter best medicine Comedian vows to look on bright side for Territory A DARWIN comedian andbusiness owner has launched #wereokwednesdays in a bid to keep Territorians positive as they battle tough economic conditions. Amy Hetherington told the NT News there was a lot of negativity in the community. And I cant blame anyone that feels its a doom and gloom time to live in the land of Boundless Possible (and other grammatically frustrating notions), she said. In the media (including my beloved NT News) and across social media were bombarded by stories about dead CBDs, crime in the suburbs, local businesses closing and the dreaded population crisis. Its been ages since some one stuck a cracker up their clacker! In all seriousness; this repetitive sharing of negativity and conflict forms a huge part of our perceptions and sense of wellbeing. Were making ourselves sick and aggravating the problems instead of working on them (its a bit like scratching the crotch rot instead of seeking medical attention). Ms Hetherington wasnt denying there are many challenges. But for the sake of balance, Im committing to sharing a positive story from our community ever Wednesday in what I like to call #wereokwednesdays, she said. This is not a colourful, shiny band-aid over a gaping wound. I do not want to invalidate the pain and frustration people in my community feel. But, you know when youre sick and a friend visits and shares a laugh and some kindness and then that makes you feel better? This is my way to do that for the NT. Be that person that brings the cup of chicken soup to an ill friend. It might not fix the problem, but its certainly better for the community then pointing blame, complaining and participating in negative dialogue on social media. #wereokwednesdays will be shared on Amys social media platforms and on TerritoryFM with Mel Little Man suffering heat exhaustion airlifted from NT park A MAN suffering heat exhaustion has been airlifted from Nitmiluk National Park after a weekend hike left him in need of help. First responders, park rangers and a helicopter pilot worked together to help the man, who was hiking to Jeddas Rock in Katherine Gorge with his partner on Saturday afternoon. St John Ambulance paramedics, Katherine Northern Territory Emergency Service volunteers and Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife rangers drove a 4WD into the gorge, before walking nearly 1km to the patient while a helicopter was guided by light signals and the bright orange NTES uniforms before finding a clearing to land. While the couple had been carrying adequate water and communication and had remained on the walking track, St John NT CEO Judith Baker said it was a good reminder for hikers that things dont always go according to plan. Always consider the possibility that you may be out in the environment longer than planned, Ms Baker said. Ensure that you carry plenty of food, water and sun protection. Always make sure someone knows of your destination and planned return time. The patient was transported to Katherine Hospital, where he arrived in a stable condition.Park rangers and first responders with a heat-affected hiker who was airlifted from Nitmiluk National Park Picture: ST JOHN AMBULANCE WILL ZWAR DONT BE LATE for this very important date! Were giving FIVE lucky readers the chance to win a truly enchanting experience thanks to The Australian Ballet including a captivating evening performance of Alices Adventures in Wonderland, an overnight getaway at Brisbanes boutique luxury Emporium Hotel South Bank, plus so much more! Amber Scott, Photography by Justin Ridler FIVE WINNE RS WILL RECEIV E A double pass to attend Alice s Adventures in W onderland on 1st March 2019 a t QPAC $1,000 travel v oucher An overnight s tay for two people in a Rive r City King Suite at the Emporium Hotel Breakfast for tw o at The Terrace $100 food & b everage vouche r Competition commences 25/01/2019 at 00:01am (AEST) and concludes 13/02/2019 at 11:59pm (AEST). Winners will be drawn on 14/02/2019 at 1:00pm (AEST). Total prize pool is valued at $11,100 (Inc. GST). For full competition terms and conditions visit ntnews.com.au/competitions. NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/31040 To enter, visit ntnews.com.au/competitions
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