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The Centralian advocate Fri 30 Mar 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 30 Mar 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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THURSDAY MARCH 29 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA THE Dreamliner which was launched in Alice Springs earlier this month, has completed the first ever non-stop flight from Australia to Europe in a commercial airliner. QF9 touched down on Sunday, before turning around and doing the same 14,498km journey back, as QF10. About 230 years after the First Fleet took about 250 days to make the journey, the historic flight took about 17 hours. The inaugural leg played host to Qantas boss Alan Joyce and Federal trade minister Steven Ciobo, while comedian Adam Hills and Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop were among the flights high-profile passengers on the way back. The aircraft, which boasts Indigenous livery, was seen in Alice Springs on March 2, after it was flown directly from the Boeing factory in the USA, to the heart of Australia for its launch. The 787-9, which is registered VH-ZND, was named Emily Kame Kngwarreye, after the Utopia artist who painted the work on which the livery design is based. Meanwhile, eager travellers have been flocking to the Qan tas website recently for the companys NT sale. The Centralian Advocate asked Qantas for sales figures, because it is consistently stated that by making sure planes are full, prices will come down. However a Qantas spokesman said such information could not be shared for reasons relating to commercial in confidence, and instead sent the following statement. Andrea Johnston Emma Murray LOCALS looking for a good night out in the name of charity can look no further, the Butterfly Ball is almost here. The event will be hosted by the Earth Sanctuary, who hold a special celebration each year to raise funds for a local cause. This year the sanctuary have chosen to support the Butterfly Connection; a charity that provides families in Alice Springs with financial assistance when faced with illness or trauma. Earth Sanctuary co-director Dan Falzon said its a cause thats close to his heart. We live in a remote envi ronment, and with my brothers and I being paramedics were familiar with the health system and families having to leave town to get medical treatment, he said. If we dont have the kind of support that the Butterfly Connection provides well lose people from the town. Mr Falzon said the Butterfly Ball is sure to be a good night. Well have a sit down dinner and therell be some astronomy involved, with the chance to visit the Earth Sanctuary observatory, he said. Weve also got musician Mark Lawson coming in; hes on the front of our bill when $300,000 to children F O R T Y - F I V E T e r r i t o r y schools will be given $300,000 in the latest round of the Territory Labor Governments Building Better Schools initiative. Education Minister Eva Lawler, said Building Better Schools was an election promise, Ms Lawler said. This government is investing in education because our children are our future. Thirty-six Territory government schools and nine non-government schools (will) undertake projects to improve their facilities, including new playgrounds, shade structures, Families as First Teachers facility upgrades and classroom refurbishments. The program is being rolled out over four years. Boost at preschool LARAPINTA Preschool is set to benefit from a science and maths skills boost. This is part of a $6 million program from the Coalition Government which will see the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot run at several Territory preschools. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said engagement with STEM from an early age will help develop problem-solving skills that can set children up for life. This program will be a launch pad for a lifelong interest in STEM for Northern Territory preschoolers, Senator Scullion said. STEM will help with partial awareness and numeracy. Upgrade for special needs ACACIA Hill School in Alice Springs is set for a major upgrade with a tender for works being announced. The school caters for students with special needs and the upgrades will see a range of improvements to the school facilities, including more classrooms. The Territory Labor Government will always invest in education because we care about the Territorys future and we know that quality infrastructure is important for meeting the needs of students now and into the future, Education Minister Ms Lawler said. Perth to London flight Dreamliner launched in Alice Springs made history on Sunday We are regularly on sale in the NT and work with NT Tourism to promote tourism to the Territory, Qantas said. Were glad that so many Territorians have taken advantage of our recent sale activity. Alice Springs resident Ian Downes said if he were to consider retiring to Central Australia, the current fare structures would have a significant impact. Dan Falzon from the Earth Sanctuary is encouraging everyone to attend the Butterfly Ball on April 21 to help raise funds for The Butterfly Connection. Picture: EMMA MURRAY Butterfly Ball just the ticket for local charity ever were planning a celebration and is guaranteed to have the dancefloor pumping. The Butterfly Ball will be held at the Earth Sanctuary on Colonel Rose Drive on April 21. Tickets are $115 each. For more information, or to buy tickets, go to www.earthsanctuary.com.au. 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