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Sun newspapers Tue 28 Aug 2018



Sun newspapers Tue 28 Aug 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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News 14 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 Zain Bishop competes in the high jump event at Club Zoom, Singapore, as part of the Kindred Spirit Series Picture: SUPPLIED Kindred Spirit uniting NT athletes overseas WHILE the Arafura Games are set to be the talk of the town in April, the Kindred Spirit Series in Singapore has seen young Territory athletes thrive. Athletes from the Northern Territory Youth Development Athletics Team participated in a number of events, including those for para-athletes, alongside nine other nations. Team coach Roger Chin said the team had performed strongly in Singapore and would gain a lot of experience from the series. The aim overall is to start having this youth development squad so they have the best opportunities to further develop with the squad and can represent Australia again, he said. Like Nova Peris, Crystal At tenborough and Patrick Johnson, we have those athletes out there, we just need to nurture them and this is one of those opportunities. Aside from the sporting achievements, the young athletes also had the opportunity to meet new people and see new places. The greatest outcome was the interaction between the different nations and athletes and how they wanted to have an understanding of everyone else, Mr Chin said. We fostered international relationships and friendships through athletics. Mr Chin said he was already in discussions with Malaysia and Singapore to arrange further competitions, and was already preparing for the Kindred Spirit Series next year. Dancers shine at festival YOUNG traditional dancers from the Taminmin Girls Academy put on an amazing performance during the Darwin Festival. Year eight and nine girls from the Humpty Doo-based school have been learning traditional Torres Strait Islander dancing with Natalie Leysley for the past few months. She said the students had visibly gained more confidence when they danced at Taminmin Colleges Exhibition night. After that, the girls were also invited to perform at the Darwin Festival and performed in front of a crowd of about 150 people. They performed four traditional Torres Strait Islander dances with the support of Natalie Leysleys singing at opening of an evening musical at the Bamboo Stand on Sunday, August 12. One of the students, Jade Archer said she would definitely do it again. Taminmin program manager Lateesha Jeffrey said it was a truly memorable event. I am enormously proud of our girls, they represented our academy with such grace, pride and confidence, she said. Seeing them transform from being shame to do the dance within the four walls of our Academy, to now performing it in front of a crowd of people makes it all the more evident that this program we did with Natalie was a success. The Girls Academy is the leading in-school program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in Australia. It works to support girls to engage in education and pursue their goals though mentoring, sport and cultural programs. NATASHA EMECK Prestige Homes NT Building quality Darwin homes since 1991 www.prestigehomesnt.com.au | 0413 870 860 VVVVV VV 14 B BBVV SV, Z ZZ V AV V DVV VV V O B W B V 9 -4 . CLOSED W B B 9-11V J B Indulge in our luxury fittings as a part of your standard Prestige home package. P VVVV H V NT B V VBV VV D DVB V VVBZ 1991 Visit our NEW display home 18 Reuben Avenue, Northcrest (Berrimah) Open Weekdays 9am - 4pm and Weekdays 11am-4pm 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom house and land packages now available in Bowerlee Gardens Estate in Berrimah North! - 3 Bedroom package: $520,000 (incl. Fencing & Landscaping) - 4 Bedroom package: $530,000 (incl. Fencing & Landscaping) Exclusively trough Prestige Homes Generously sized bedrooms Ensuite & walk in robe off master bedroom Spacious kitchen, dining & living Prestige Homes Ultra Luxury finishes Front, side and rear landcaping + irrigation Full fencing (black mesh w/ colourbond side gates) INCLUSIONS NOW OPEN AT NORTHCREST MOBILE NURSING 24-7 Golden Glow LOCAL CARE FROM LOCAL NURSES Northern Territorys Largest Accredited Nursing Service www.goldenglownursing.com.au | (08) 8927 2756

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