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The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018



The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018

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NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Gary Marks from the Asian honeybee response team flies a helium balloon loaded with queen bee pheromone to attract drones so he can monitor for Asian honeybees Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI HELIUM and pheromones arent your typical tools for fighting a swarm of bees, but thats how its done in the Top End. Australian Honeybee Industry Council executive director Trevor Weatherhead said the drone trapping technique, developed in the Northern Territory 20 years ago by Glenn Bellis, was helping to Helium makes light work of bees trap and identify bee species in the area. They have a balloon that the put up filled with helium, on that is a filter with queen bee pheromone on it, and that pheromone will attract any drone bees that are in the area, he said. If those drones are there we capture those drones, take them back for identification. The honeybee council is trying to identify the Asian honeybee, which is the natural host for varroa mite a virus that kills bees and their colonies, after a swarm was found at Karama in May. The council also seeks the bees through the rainbow bee eater, which regurgitates pellets, from which they can identify the bee species. The council is after public help to identify where the rainbow bee eaters roost, in their garden and houses. WILL ZWAR C H A R L I E K I N G STOCKTAKE MASSIVE SAVINGS ON HOT BUY! $$499499 HOT BUY! $$699699 Cinetic Big Ball Animal Barrel Vacuum Hygienically ejects the dirt Engineered for powerful all-round pet hair removal 214892-01 Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor Barrel Vacuum Self-rights when toppled Engineered to clean all fl oor types with ease 214890-01 On sale Thursday 21/06/2018 to Monday 25/06/2018. Personal purchases only and not available in conjunction with any other offer. TGG052282 HOT BUY! $$899899 Cyclone V10 Animal Handstick 60 Minutes Runtime 40% Bigger Bin Cord-Free Versatility Full-Size Suction Power1 226419-01 STANDING in stark contrast to the picturesque and peaceful Yirrkala coastline behind it, the Aboriginal Family Violence Policing Conference has painted a detailed picture of family violence and abuse in the NT. As conversations and workshops kicked off in earnest yesterday, NT Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw told delegates he was not going to shy away from the current situation and delivered new insights into the issues. This year alone, weve attended 27,352 alcohol related incidents and 12,192 domestic violence related incidents, he said. As you can see, it is not a good situation, and we havent seen as much progress as we would have aspired to since last years conference. But we shouldnt lose hope. Im looking forward to the day where the Northern Territory no longer has the highest levels of domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and incarceration per capita. Yesterdays workshops saw presentations from the Tennant Creek Womens Refuge, Territory Families and remote police officers. The conference continues today with a range 12 NEWS FRIDAY JUNE 22 2018 Respect key to a DV cure of keynote presentations and workshops. Member for Nhulunbuy Yingiya Mark Guyula and Gayili Marika Yunupingu will discuss recognition of Aboriginal Australians and one of the Prime Ministers Aboriginal advisers Josephine Cashman will address strengthening communities. NO MORE Violence campaign founder Charlie King said it was excellent to see conversations about abuse develop. In 2006, when we first started having these discussions, men would not talk about family violence and would not talk about child abuse. They didnt have the terminology or understand it, he said. Senior Rirratjingu TO Wityana Marika, who spoke at the conference, said addressing family violence was about respect. CHELSEA HEANEY They didnt have the terminology or understand it