The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018
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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Hugo the cop dog in bust ALCOHOL and drugs have been seized after police and police dog Hugo found a stash hidden in a car. Two men who were travelling in the car have been charged with a range of offences. The men were pulled over by police on Monday at 12.45pm on the Victoria Highway. Police allege the men intended to sell the drugs and alcohol at Lajamanu. The search found 26 cans of beer, a two-litre wine cask, and a 700ml bottle of spirits as well as 248g of cannabis in clip seal bags. The men will face Katherine Local Court tomorrow. Six-car pile-up delays traffic A SIX-CAR pileup caused a traffic delay on McMillans Rd yesterday. But no one was injured in the crash. Its understood the initial crash involved four cars and then another two vehicles also crashed. The crash occurred near the intersection of Lee Point Rd around 8am yesterday. Emergency services were on the scene for just under an hour. Traffic was backed up on McMillans Rd after the crash blocked one of the inbound lanes. Bennys quote a real Pearler ONCE you live in the Northern Territory you are a Territorian, iconic Darwin sportsman Benny Lew Fatt told a large gathering at the book launch of Black Pearls this month. He was referring to the number of Territory sportsmen and women to make it to the top in their chosen sport. Follow the rules we set up here and you will always be a Territorian, Lew Fatt said. Black Pearls, the story of Australias greatest indigenous sportspeople, can be purchased at all good bookshops for $27.40. Larrakeyah resident Ravi Kumer says FuelXpress is a cheap place to fill up his car Picture: KERI MEGELUS Too few petrol players drives NT bowser pain DARWIN motorists were at one point paying 10 a litre more than they should have been in a competitive market, according to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report. The report indicates the current price of fuel is above the long-term competitive cost-based price, which shows lack of competition among retailers. The cost of fuel for Darwinites jumped 14.3 a litre in the 2016-17 financial year compared to the previous year, according to the new report. The ACCC released its quarterly report on the petroleum market yesterday and found in the June quarter, Darwin prices were 152 a litre which was an increase of 3.7 a litre in just three months. Last weeks Darwin fuel price average was 154.6 a litre. ACCC chairman Rod Sims said drivers should shop around to avoid high prices and promote competition. I think FuelXpress is the best place to buy petrol in Darwin, he said. Lets just hope that somebody breaks ranks to get a bit more competition between the retailers. He said the high prices across the country had to do with international prices, but retailers had to follow suit when the oil price did drop. In response to Darwins high fuel prices the Government released the MyFuel NT App to allow users to compare prices in real time. The report found that fuel prices rose significantly just before the introduction of the scheme. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Lia Finocchiaro said the MyFuel NT scheme had been a flop. The ACCC report reinforces what Territorians already know, they are being burnt at the bowser with a price rise, she said. She called on the Government to force retailers to publish their profit margins. NT Treasurer Nicole Manison said the Government was doing what it could to reduce prices, however the public needed to push for change. It is more important than ever for Territorians to shop around for the cheapest petrol, she said. JUDITH AISTHORPE SBA Offi ce National 135 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park 08 8944 7979 sbaon.com.au When you speak to us, you speak to a local. Includes free local delivery for orders over $50 Order online at www.sbaon.com.au Thermal Eftpos and Register rolls. 80x80x11.5mm Thermal Rolls pack of 4 $10.50 57x45x11.5mm Thermal Rolls pack of 10 $10.95 57x35x12mm Thermal Rolls pack of 10 $9.95 COMMERCIAL STEEL BUILDING PRODUCTS FROM METROLL Roofing & Cladding Builders Blanket & Safety Mesh Purlins & Girts Bridging & Accessories Battens & Top Hats Mon to Fri 7am - 4pm 81-83 Marjorie Street, Darwin Pinelands P: 08 8935 9555 E: firstname.lastname@example.org metroll.com.au
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