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The Centralian advocate Tue 11 Dec 2018



The Centralian advocate Tue 11 Dec 2018


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Alice Springs

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 2018 NEWS 05 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA to lend a helping hand. Previously, the Apex Club of Central Australia has had the finances to fund the event with minimal sponsorship, however, due to a lack of fundraising attributed to this years Masters Games, Apex will be seeking donations to assist with the event. Kristie Geiger, club secretary of the Apex Club of Central Australia, said they were hoping to cover the cost of approximately 5000 Icy poles. Thats the big cost thats involved, everything else is volunteer run, Ms Geiger said. Its just so fun, its such a good action here in town, everybody gets really into it. This year we are going to have buckets on the ute, if peo ple want to make an icy pole donation they can do that. The association will have 16 utes travelling around Alice Springs with around 70 volunteers and will be handing out Icy Poles to people on Sunday. Weve got a Santa and a whole bunch of Christmas themed helpers, she said. We drive it 10 kms an hour up and down every single street in town, we get to kids wards as well. Its just so fun. Email apexcentralaustralia@gmail.com to donate. Apex club of Central Australia seeking donations to cover cost THE Apex Club of Central Australia will be running their 45th annual Icy Pole treat this year, but are calling for individuals and organisations within the Alice Springs Community Satria Dyer-Darmawan tional learning event, spending a week in Canberra and enjoying face-to-face experiences in all areas of their curriculum. This event was the result of a full year of planning and it is anticipated that it will become an annual event. Year 6 students in Canberra Dale McIver and Wayne Kraft at the Tourism Gala 2018, held at the Star of Alice Function Centre recently. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH earlier, and not on the night of the crash. On top of this, Malbunka did not have a drivers license, and the car was unregistered and uninsured. The court heard the owners of the property were thousands of dollars out of pocket for the damaged fence, and they needed to have their pool drained after parts of the Commodore were found in it. Defence counsel told the court Malbunka, a father of two and carer for another three step children, had come into town from the nearby outstation he lives in to see family. Judge Greg Borchers was not impressed with that explanation. He came into Alice Springs to drink and smoke cannabis and he left his wife and five children at [the outstation], he said. Malbunka pleaded guilty to five charges and was to be sentenced after the court inquired into a possible job opportunity he might have received. Drivers drunk damage A MAN who drunk drove his car through a suburban household fence, damaging statues, a water feature and the backyard pool, faced the Alice Springs Local Court on Friday. On July 6, Gayden Malbunka, 26, got behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore after a big day drinking. Police prosecutor Steve Haig said the defendant was driving too fast and in a manner that he could not control the vehicle. He collided with a tree out the front of a residential property on Lyndavale Dr, before continuing on to hit the fence. The court heard if not for wearing his seatbelt, Malbunka might not have survived the crash. Afterwards the offender tried to get away from the crash site, but was stopped by people in the area. His defence counsel claimed Malbunka was in shock after the accident and was not thinking straight. Police arrived on the scene and arrested him, discovering he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.167 more than three times the legal limit. He also had THC in his bloodstream, although Malbunka claimed it was from smoking marijuana a few days Jack Price TOURISM Central Australia Chair Dale McIver has responded to criticism of her open letter defending the Governments stance on Anzac Oval. The letter in last Fridays Centralian Advocate declared the TCAs support for the Governments preferred site for the proposed National Aboriginal Art Gallery. I would like to address some of the issues raised in the letters to the Editor in the Tuesday, December 4 edition of the Centralian Advocate, responding to Tourism Central Australias open letter regarding the National Aboriginal Art Gallery, Ms McIver said. In providing this response I understand that it may not sway some peoples opinions, however, it may serve to better understand why TCA have taken the position we have. She sent this newspaper the following response: There were several items raised in the letters. The Town Council position and the results of the plebiscite conducted by Council n It is up to the Alice Springs Town Council to articulate their vision for the project, and their stance. TCA can articulate its vision and stance, and that is that the project will deliver significant visitation and employment outcomes. It must be noted that Councils plebiscite was only one of several consultations undertaken. Opposition from the Aboriginal traditional owners n This is a much-purported statement about the project, but the reality is far more nuanced than that. Actually, the Steering Committee for the project includes a number of Aboriginal people, including a local Arrernte traditional owner. While some traditional owners dont support the site selection, others do. The loss of sports facilities and community space n Currently, the oval is only open when there is an event on it. The National Aboriginal Art Gallery development will open that precinct for general access, making it accessible to all. There has been misinformation around the oval itself the green field will not be removed. In fact, it will be increased, with more parkland and space to host bigger festivals and events. Also, the sports facility will not be lost. A new facility, expanding to two fields (something required by the two clubs utilising the oval) will be built in a different location. McIver stands firm on Anzac Oval support The defendant was driving too fast and could not control the vehicle P O L I C E P R O S E C U T O R S T E V E H A I G YEAR 6 students of Gillen Primary School will be confident heading into high school, after results from standardised testing showed an average two year gain in just 12 months for their year six cohort. At the top end of the class, the highest achieving 20 per cent of students finished 2017 already at a year six level in literacy while the students completed 2018 averaging at a year eight level. Gillen Primary have been focusing on ensuring every student is as prepared as possible for their transition to secondary education throughout the year. 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