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The Northern Territory news Mon 4 Feb 2019



The Northern Territory news Mon 4 Feb 2019

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08 NEWS MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wets late arrival still a serious roadblock THE Territorys late wet season has proved to be ferocious, with several regional roads closed due to flooding. On the Australia Day long weekend, Mario Marafioti was headed to Ubirr in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park when his trip was cut short by extreme flooding. The waters at Magela Creek, about 30km from Ubirr, were raised to 600mm with a fast current threatening drivers. Mr Marafioti said he was in awe of the flooding. It was just spectacular to see the water rush past, he said. Personally its the highest Ive ever seen it but I know its come past higher than a metre. This time last year it would have been much higher. If anything, its much lower than it should be. Instead of attempting the crossing, Mr Marafioti spent the weekend fishing off land and enjoying the rushing current. It only closed two days before we went out which was disappointing, he said. The Kakadu Access Report on Kakadu National Parks website shows most sites and roads in the East Alligator and Jabiru regions are closed due to flooding. They are forecast to open between March and April. Other closed sites include the Jim Jim and Twin Falls region and most of the South Alligator area. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a high chance of rain in Darwin this week with a maximum of 15mm. Storms are also forecast to hit the Kakadu region with a maximum of 15mm. RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS Candidate out to boost Zali FORMER Malcolm Turnbull adviser Alice Thompson has decided to withdraw from the contest for Tony Abbotts seat of Warringah to back Olympian Zali Steggall. Ms Thompson announced on January 22 she would stand in the blue ribbon seat, held by the former prime minister for 25 years, as an independent at the federal election. However, she has now told said she intends to pull out of the contest instead of undercutting Ms Steggall or splitting the vote. Shes got this, Ms Thompson said. No more kids held on Nauru NO more asylum seeker children will be held on Nauru, with the final four preparing to fly to the US with their families for resettlement. They are the last of the more than 200 children who had been held at the islands processing centre when the Coalition won government in 2013, marking a milestone for the Morrison Government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday it was vindication of the Operation Sovereign Borders policy. When he took over as leader, there were 109 children in detention on Nauru. Many regional roads are closed due to flooding, including the road to Ubirr in Kakadu National Park as a result of the high level of Magela Creek Picture: MARIO MARAFIOTI 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 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 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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