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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 09 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA New salon opens at St Teresa THE community of Santa Teresa, 80km from Alice Springs, now has its own hair salon. The salon was christened by Namatjira Member Chansey Paech on Monday when he was given a close shave. Itll grow back by the time Parliament sits! he said hopefully as his locks fell to the floor under the razor-sharp clippers. The salon is an initiative of the local people, supported by the Atyenhenge-Atherre Aboriginal Corporation (AAAC) Corporation CEO Susie Low said she was really excited by the project. We started with just a trial period of three months and we had a hairdresser come out and work with the women. But we also opened it to anyone who wants to go out and be a guinea pig. And it went off, it was so busy and they found it hard to close the doors! The salon is one of many initiatives started by the local community under the indigenous Advancement Strategy. Its a really lovely model where they give you the money and then you have a local board to decide what the community want to do with the money, said Susie. So you might have anyone in the community go to us and say I think I need (this). Then as a group they decide how much money they should put into that. And this is a change to having outsiders come in and decide what they think is best for the community. Chansey is also excited by this funding model. You look at how successful this is here and ... the ownership that the community has over the projects its right throughout the community. The salon is currently looking for a professional hairdresser to work three days a week. The successful candidate will help run the business and train locals. Email georga.ryan@aaacorp.org.au David Lornie Member for Namatjira Chansey Paech gets his head shaved at Santa Teresa's new hair salon. (Inset) The mohawk was only a step to the final shave. Pictures: DAVID LORNIE Local lass wins Agri award AN Alice Springs woman has been recognised in the 2018 NT AgriFutures Rural Womens Awards. Amber Driver was a runner up in the awards and recognised as an emerging leaders in her field. Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles said at the Awards Ceremony, The Territory Labor Government supports these important awards, because we recognise the huge impact women have on our rural communities. Rural communities are the backbone of the Territory, and women such as Linda are making a real difference to people living and working in them. We want to hear more inspiring stories like this coming from the bush, where Territorians are known for their resilience, community spirit and enterprising attitude. The AgriFutures Rural Womens Award is proudly supported by the NT Government, Westpac and ABC Rural. The NT awards are coordinated by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources. Linda Blackwood from Katherine was named the winner of the 2018 Award. Ms Blackwood was recognised for her Station Site Access accreditation plan. $20 WEEKLY MEAL DEALS CALL 8952 1921 TO MAKE A BOOKING Tues to Sun - Main meal special of the week, a glass of beer or wine, or a bowl Night driving range & social bowls, raffles, members badge draw, Home Timber & Hardware voucher draw & LIVE MUSIC!! Sunday steak deal - 200g Scotch fillet, chips & salad & schooner beer or a house wine SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP ONLY $20 DISCOUNT ON GREEN FEES: 9 holes $22, 18 holes $40 DISCOUNT ON DRIVING RANGE BUCKETS OF BALLS: from $6 DISCOUNTS ON FOOD & DRINKS when you swipe your card ENTRY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT MEMBERS DRAWS: current jackpot $1900

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