The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018
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FRIDAY JUNE 22 2018 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA RAAF personnel try to manoeuvre the retired PC3 Orion to the Darwin Aviation Museum at Winnellie along a service road on the RAAF grounds Pictures: PATRINA MALONE DIRTY campers are leaving uncovered turds all over Gunn Point Beach, turning the spots once pristine shores into a sea of s**t(or disgusting dumping ground). Palmerston mum Sally Daw said she went to the beach with her kids this week and was left retching from the strong smell of faeces at the camping grounds. It was absolutely putrid, she said. There were uncovered poos from human and dog just all over the place and I ended up standing in one too. Its obvious that people have just been taking a dump and wiping themselves and leaving all the used toilet paper covered in skid marks out in the open. They dont even bother to bury it, you could see all the disgusting details of their business it made me sick to my stomach. The beachs western camping ground is under the control of the NT Land Corporation. Executive officer Helen Gordon said while human waste had become an ongoing problem at the beach, they were not planning to install any toilet facilities. People have also been tying their poos up in plastic bags and hanging them up in trees its pretty bizarre, she said. Its happened about twice now and our contractor has had to go out there and take down about 16 of them over the years. Its not difficult to take a shovel and dig a hole to bury your number twos when youre out camping and thats what most people would do. She urged campers to do the right thing. We do have rubbish bins and I dread the amount of leftover rubbish as a result of fireworks night, which is only a couple of weeks away. Turd tree is in the Gunn Truly crappy sight greeting visitors to Top End beachEXPOOSIVENATASHA EMECK Plastic bags adorn a turd tree at Gunn Point Beach Big plane puts new owners in a spin JUDITH AISTHORPE AIR Force personnel have been sent back to the drawing board after they ran into trouble while trying to manoeuvre a PC3 Orion plane through storm-water culverts to the Darwin Aviation Museum. After two attempts to steer the plane through, and then around the culverts, Air Force Warrant Officer Ian Clifford delivered the news to Darwin Aviation Museum staff that their new plane wouldnt be delivered just yet. The museum bought the air craft from the Royal Australian Air Force due to the models significant role in border patrol works in Top End waters. Issues arose due to the depth of the culvert and the edges which had been washed away. Warrant Officer Clifford said ground matting would have to be sourced from other RAAF units to allow them to push the plane across the grassed area. The plane has a wing span of 30.37m and measures 35.61m long and was bought by the museum entirely through funds raised from the gift shop and admission fees. EX TE ND ED BY PO PU LA R DE MA ND ! Collect your FREE entry wristband on arrival 12 May 1 July 2018. Terms & conditions apply. Permit number TLP1011. Please gamble responsibly. IN CASH PRIZES GUARANTEED TO BE WON THIS WEEKEND! $20,000
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