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Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016



Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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COMMUNITY NEWSLIFE WednesdayMarch 09, 2016KATHERINETIMES10 katherinetimes.com.au MARCH 17, 2016 6:30pm: glass of wine $5, snacks provided 7pm: film starts Tickets:This event is man aged by FlickerFest and KFS members are entitled to a concession price of $15. Classification: Those under 15 need to be with an adult CELEBRATING its landmark 25th year, Flickerfest, the countrys top short film festival, will screen some of the best of shorts from Australia and around the world in Katherine this month. This is a one-off chance to see an amazing selection of shorts before they continue their journey around the world expect to experience the best in short film-making Australia has to offer. Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most innovative short film-making. Festival makes Katherine arrival KATHERINE FILM SOCIETY Designed for survival XANTHOSTEMON paradoxus is a tree reaching perhaps 10 meters in height. Its rough, grey bark and thick, green leaves are well designed to protect it from water loss in a tough environment. This helps it to survive in the well-drained, sandy gravel and shallow soils of the open woodland and sandstone country, where it is often found halfway up a stony slope. Its big, bright yellow flowers are extremely attractive to bees and birds, as they are full of nectar and will flower on and off, which provides a food source throughout the year. Open woodlands and hillsides are sunny places with trees and shrubs spaced widely apart from one another. They are home to tall, native grasses, such as spear grass and spinifex, that need full sunlight and lots of space to do really well. These grasses dry out quickly, becoming brown and brittle, and will carry fires for many kilometres. Plants growing in such an environment need to be able to withstand the effects of regular fires. Xanthostemon has tough bark that protects new growth buds on its trunk, and leaves that are held at the end of twisted branch es, up above the flames of many fires occurring early in the year. The fire story is an incredibly complex one. Things such as rainfall, the amount of burnable material lying around, temperature, wind speed, soil moisture and the time since the last fire change each event and the effect that it will have on the environment. A fire travels relatively gently through an area late in the wet season, trickling along burning the dry grass lying on the ground. Later in the year, when temperatures are high and the dry wind blows strongly, fire can be much different. No one wants to be out fighting fires when the tem perature is 40 degrees and a fire at that time of year is dangerous to plants and animals, as well as people and property. Give rangers a hand this year by taking care with fire even a smouldering cigarette butt thrown from a car window can start a huge firestorm, given the right conditions. BY RANGER CLARE PEARCE CONNECT TO COUNTRY FIRE READY: With its tough bark and thick leaves positioned high on branches, xanthostemon paradoxus has adapted to cope with the raging dry season fires that can be part of life in the Northern Territory's open woodlands. NEW BEER GARDEN Chill out and unwind after a hectic day offering al fresco dining and a relaxed comfy lounge atmosphere. AW1901199 WHATS ON AT THE KATHERINE CLUB INC Pokies TAB Keno Pool Tables Fox Sports Sky Racing KARAOKE EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Cnr OShea Terrace and Second Street. Phone: 8972 1250 CHILDRENS PLAY AREA safe and secure with huge jumping pillow. PEDROS BISTRO TRADING HOURS: Lunch: Monday to Saturday; 11.30am 2pm Dinner: 7 nights from 6pm FRIDAY NIGHT MEAT RAFFLES: 20 Meat Trays tickets on sale from 6pm 1 large Meat Tray tickets on sale from 7pm COURTESY BUS AVAILABLE Available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5.15pm SPECIAL NIGHTS: Tuesday Roast Night + A la Carte Wednesday Steak Night + A la Carte Thursday Schnitzel Night + A la Carte Friday and Saturday - Chefs Specials + A la Carte Sunday - Roast Night Only (seasonal) Freedom Friday Katherine Locals - make the Savannah your local!!! Roast Specials - every Sunday night for $20 Easter Accommodation Rates Book your FUNCTION or PARTY Restaurant is open 7 nights and Bar open daily from 4pm. A la Carte - available 7 days Buffet Breakfast - Monday to Sunday; 6.30am - 9am. Phone 8972 2511. Cnr Cameron and Giles Street, Katherine. LIKE us on facebook to see daily specials. A W 19 61 97 6 Bar 166 opens 6pm daily OPEN 7 NIGHTS FROM 6.30PM TO 9PM. A-la-Carte menu with steaks and other delicious items not to be missed out on. Bookings essential, phone [08] 8972 1744 to make a booking or for more information. Please call our friendly staff for a quote 8972 1744 or email H3112-re01@accor.com. latest conferencing facilities entertainment in a big way the family spirit options! is all you need Katherine A W 1 7 4 9 4 0 0

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