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Katherine Times Wed 19 Aug 2015



Katherine Times Wed 19 Aug 2015


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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2 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19 2015 www.katherinetimes.com.au Police briefs Drink driving report KATHERINE police are reinforcing the drink driving message after arresting four offenders in town between August 14 and 15. The worst offender was a 37-year-old female, who returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.153% after being intercepted on OShea Terrace. She was also charged with driving a vehicle while unlicensed. A 65-year-old male was arrested at the Boab Caravan Park service station after blowing 0.033%. He was charged with driving a vehicle while unlicensed and driving a vehicle with alcohol in blood. A 25-year-old male was arrested on the access road into the Kalano community and returned a low-range reading of 0.073%, in addition to being charged with driving a vehicle while disqualified. A passenger in the vehicle received an infringement notice for possessing liquor in a restricted area. In the final incident, a 50-year-old male was arrested on Lockheed Road after he provided a medium-range reading of 0.143%. In addition, he was charged with driving a vehicle while unlicensed. A police spokeswoman said road safety was a whole-of -communi ty commitment. Investigation into industrial accident NT WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding an industrial crane accident at Cossack last week. The 72-year-old operator of the crane which weighed 22 tonnes was trapped during the incident. Emergency services attended the scene and the operator was freed without sustaining any serious injuries. >> news Festival turns up volume on NT talent MUSIC lovers paid tribute to some of the regions best indigenous performers on August 15 when CAAMA Music hosted the Big Rivers Community Festival. The Lindsay Street complex thumped to the sound of home-grown acts throughout the afternoon, which began with Ngukurr singer-songwriter Grant Thompson sharing a heartfelt ballad with the crowd. The concert was headlined by Blekbala Mujik, with Tom E. Lewis also joining the line-up to bring the house down late into the night. Blekbala Mujik founder and lead singer Apaak Jupurrula Miller said the event allowed more experienced bands to share their passion and knowledge with up-and-coming performers. I always enjoy passing on the skills Ive learned during my musical career for the young bands coming through today, he said. In the lead-up to the concert, the bands received two days of mentoring from industry figures on matters of music business, rights and royalties, stage craft and media interviews. CAAMA Music manager Micheal Smith said the festival was about uncovering a new crop of Top End talent. FEELING THE BEAT: Singer-songwriter Grant Thompson opens the Big Rivers Community Festival to resounding applause on Saturday afternoon. ROPER Gulf Regional Council ratepayers are steeling themselves for a 4.1 per cent hike on their rates for the 2015-15 financial year. The council announced late last month that residential properties on Aboriginal land and in areas excluding Borroloola, Mataranka, Larrimah and Daly Waters would be charged $761.83 in rates for the next 12 months. The owners of residential properties in the four town ships excluded in the rates declaration will pay $617.01. Rates are forecast to generate $746,721.28 in revenue for the council in 2015-16, up about $100,000 on the previous financial year. By comparison, ratepayers in the Katherine Town Council municipality have been slugged an extra 9 per cent for their rates this year as the organisation aims to raise more than $5 million for its operational coffers. Roper Gulf announces 4.1 per cent rate increase CAREFLIGHT was called to transport a 46-year-old Bulman woman to Royal Darwin Hospital on August 15 following a vehicle rollover on the Central Arnhem Highway at the Goyder River. CCaarreeFFlliigghhtt aassssiissttss wwiitthh BBuullmmaann ccrraasshh vviiccttiimm