The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018
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FRIDAY MAY 11 2018 NEWS 17 V2 - CAVE01Z01MA Worthy lessons to celebrate Jenny Macaffer CEO Adult Learning Australia, Jean Napanangka Brown Chairperson WYDAC, Ros Bauer Learning and Literacy Advisor WYDAC, Labor MP Tania Plibersek, and Vanessa Iles Manager of National Reading Writing Hotline. Picture: SUPPLIED. THE Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) have celebrated their Year of Lifelong Learning with a special event at their Pina Pina Jarrinjaku - Adult learning centre in Yuendumu. WYDAC won the tender to manage their own learning centre with the intention of meeting the literacy needs of local Warlpiri people in a more responsive way. Guests travelled from all over Australia and included Federal Labor figures Lingiari Member Warren Snowden and Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek. The celebration began at the Pina Pina Jarrinjaku and was opened by Jean Napanangka Brown with a culture and learning story by Otto Jung Jungarrayi Sims. Barbara Napanangka Martin and Yamurna Napurrurla Oldfield told the Warlpiri Education Training Trust story. They explained how the Yuendumu 26TEN Adult Literacy whole of community initiative was launched by Indigenous Engagement Coordinator, Eddie Jampijinpa Robertson. A walking tour of the Child and Family Centre and the Bilingual Resource Development Unit followed, with the day concluding at PAW Media with a barbecue and opening of their new Language and Culture room. Foot trek record unsupported SIMON Duke, who on April 27-29 with Rohan Rowling successfully set a new record for the unsupported accompanied fastest time on foot on the Larapinta Trail, says both of us just chilling out and recovering with no set plans for anything (regarding) future running. The pair covered the whole 231kms of the Larapinta Trails 12 sections, taking 58hrs and 48 minutes to cover the full distance, which ended up at the Telegraph Station. Simon pointed out this an unsupported accompanied record, meaning we started with a pack with everything we needed for the entire journey weighing around 9kgs at the start with strictly no support from anyone else but ourselves for the entire 231km journey. Rohan is married with four children and works as a teacher in Alice Springs. Simon is married with two children and works in the recreation industry in Alice Springs. He has previously walked the trail over 12 days, completed various marathon distance events and is a melanoma survivor. Warning over stolen poison POLICE are asking pet owners to be on the lookout for symptoms of poisoning after an amount of the harmful chemical Sodium Flouroacetate (commonly known as 1080) was stolen from a pastoralist property near Alice Springs this month. It is alleged unknown offender/s unlawfully entered a locked shed and lockbox and stole the 1080, which is listed as a Schedule 7 Poison (Dangerous Poison). Police said, this means it is a high risk chemical that has restrictions on its use as its use may adversely affect the health of users, the environment and trade. Schedule 7 Poisons have a high potential to cause harm at low exposure and require special precautions during manufacture, handling and use. The schedule 7 chemical is often used to reduce the number of wild dogs in an area. Phone: (08) 8950 0500 Web: www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au Rex Mooney &KLHI([HFXWLYH2IFHU A town like Alice COMMUNITY CONSULTATION NEWLAND PARK PROPOSED FAMILY BIKE AND SKATE FACILITY COMMUNITY CONSULTATION Alice Springs Town Council is seeking community input to help establish the views of residents regarding a family bike and skate facility proposed for Newland Park. Council would like to invite residents to share their views on the online survey and come along to the below public meeting to discuss any concerns they may have about the proposal. When: Wednesday 16 May 2018 Time: 5.30pm Where: Newland Park, meeting point is at the corner of Milner Road and Newland Street. For more information please contact Councils Project 0GkDFSPO