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The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018



The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018

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36 OPINION SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Long links to NT The article by Candyce Braithwaite entitled A True Lady about Edna Zigenbine got me thinking. Ms Zigenbine makes the point that female stockmen are better than men. In 1917 a journalist from The Queenslander newspaper visited Paddys Lagoon station now known as Urapunga Station and noted that Kate Rogers nee McCaw refused to have men in her stock camp and consequently ran an all female camp. The head stockman was a woman called Princess Polly. From 1902 through to her death in 1921 Kate Rogers was reputed to be one of the best stockmen in the Northern Territory. Family history maintains that she took a mob of cattle from Paddys lagoon through to Urandangi her home town around 1914. Unfortunately this remains just an anecdotal story. Kate had two children, a girl who is buried at Urapunga and a boy who is buried in the Katherine cemetery. Kates husband is buried at Mataranka opposite the rodeo grounds. Kate herself in interred at Caulfield cemetery in Melbourne. Kates lineage is still present in the NT through her brothers family. Warren McCoy the great North Darwin player is her great nephew and Matthew Whelan the former Melbourne player is her great great nephew. Kirk Whelan, Leanyer Cut the cigs Who leads the leaders? There is now going to be research on e-cigarettes commissioned by the Australian Health Minister, Greg Hunt after pressure from his colleagues who may or may not have also been pressured by outside influences. Vaping is the lesser of the evils of smoking when compared to cigarettes. But only in the same way that a Colt 38 is less harmful than a Magnum 45. They both kill. Time to actually stop smoking. Dennis Fitzgerald 10 YEARS AGO: A MAN who survived a fatal crash after a vehicle hit a buffalo was in a stable condition in Royal Darwin Hospital last night. He and the driver were thrown from their vehicle when it hit a buffalo while they were mustering the beasts on Saturday afternoon. 5 YEARS AGO: THE Northern Territory is the cheapest place in Australia for retirees to live, according to new research. The findings show that a retired couple living a modest lifestyle in the NT will spend around $32,187 a year 1.5 per cent lower than the Australian average. 1 YEAR AGO: Wadeye residents spent Tuesday and Wednesday with communications, power, water and fuel supplies disrupted due to a Telstra outage. Opposition Leader Gary Higgins said the outage meant Wadeye residents were unable even to buy food. ...and another thing CRIME prevention is a complex issue and there are no easy answers. Nor can it be said completely eliminating all crime is a realistic or achievable goal. But when caravan park residents are having their homes broken into on an almost nightly basis it becomes pretty clear more needs to be done. Caravan park residents, like all Territorians, deserve to feel safe in their own homes and the fact burglars are now using cigarette lighters to gain entry must make that almost impossible. Something needs to change. Letters Trust us, the Territorys decision makers - and about 50,000 others - read your letters to the editor every day. Make your opinion count. NGP value confirmed WITH the final construction of the Northern Gas Pipeline between Tennant Creek and Mt Isa in Queensland we are now seeing why it was required. Jemenas announcement it had signed Santos to a gas transport agreement means that before any product is even pumped 80 per cent of the daily available pipeline capacity has been sold. The Santos gas will be used by the Queensland mining and processing sector. The deal to build the $800 million 622km NGP was completed by the Giles Government after an exhaustive tender process. Underpinning the pipeline is excess gas paid for by the Territory taxpayer and sourced via Blacktip. The addition of Santos merely confirms the NGP was a required piece of infrastructure from the outset. During construction Jemena employed hundreds of Territorians and set a corporate standard the public should demand of the others who enter the onshore market. It ensured Territory businesses not only won tenders but it helped them improve their corporate structures to meet the requirements of tier one companies. If there is to be a tragedy in all this it comes in the form of Australias manufacturing industry. We all know the Territory has a lot of natural resources and gas is one. It is a shame that the Territory will be helping Queensland industry thrive and grow. Surely having a factory or manufacturing plant closer to an energy source is smarter than transporting it halfway around Australia. Lets hope the realisation of our value as an industrial destination with cheap energy occurs soon. EDITORIAL Email: news@ntnews.com.au I Text: 0428 NTNEWS I Fax: (08) 8981 6045 I Letters: PO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 THE PEOPLES VOICE IN THE TERRITORY LETTERS to the editor should be kept to 250 words or less. Send your letters to GPO Box 1300, Darwin, 0801, or email ntnmail@ntnews.com.au You must include your name, home address or PO Box number. Name and address will be withheld on request. Preference will be given to letters that give the writers full name and suburb and are kept to under 300 words. The Northern Territory News reserves the right to edit letters. Responsibility is taken by the Editor, NT News, GPO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801

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