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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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6 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19 2015 www.katherinetimes.com.au !hem BIG RIVERS AUGUST 2015 Territory Govemment OCTOBER BUSINESS MONTH CULTIVATING SELF-BELIEF AT THE KATHERINE GALA BUSINESS DINNER More big names have been added to the line-up for this year's October Business Month with four new inspirational and engaging speakers added to the agenda. New additions to the calendar include Lisa Messenger, the Editor in Chief of Collective Magazine, Bernard Salt a demographic expert and Partner with KPMG, Simon Griffiths an engineer and economist turned social entrepreneur and Li Cunxin a celebrated dancer and international bestselling author. OBM is the biggest business event in the Northern Territory, with an impressive line-up of events and speakers on offer this year. The Katherine Gala Business dinner is set to be a sell-out yet again and the inclusion of Lisa Messenger, an amazing entrepreneur and creative thinker is a real win. Are you a budding entrepreneur, a seasoned game changer or a corporate ladder-climber dreaming of harvesting your own creations, or making positive change from the inside? Lisa's inspirational ta1k aims to help you dig deep, stay on pwpose, back yourself, be true to your ideas, and ensure that if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack. The Katherine Gala Business dinner will be held on 10 October 2015 from 6-llpm at Ibis Styles Katherine. Tickets are $100. Registrations are now open for a number of events, including the Katherine Gala Business Dinner at www.obm.nt.gov.au I KATHERINE TOURISM CAMPAIGN COMING UP Tourism NT works closely with the regional tourism organisation Tourism Top End. In September, it willlawtch the Katherine Campaign running from 15 September through to 15 October. This marketing campaign will promote visitation to the Katherine region and beyond and involve a television commercial which will be produced by Tourism Top End, as well as a range of social media promotions to engage visitors with the region. The Katherine Daly region attracted 122,000 holiday visitors in the year ending March 2015 and is an important region for tourism in the Territory. To get involved in this great campaign, members of Tourism Top End can send through their inspiring images and a short message to be included in various tourism marketing materials, including the monthly Tourism Top End newsletter. The Katherine tourism campaign is a great way to promote the township, the attractions, things to do, see and where to stay. To find out how your local business can get involved, contact marlreting@tourismnt.nt.gov.au or, for Tourism Top End membership inquiries, contact membership@tourismtopend.com.au. NEW SENIORS ACCOMMODATION PLANNED FOR KATHERINE The first public housing to be built in Katherine in more than two decades will commence construction later this year. The housing will provide modem. contemporary homes for seniors and people with physical or mobility issues. The N orthem Territory Government has listened to the concerns of residents and is working hard to provide suitable accommodation to meet their needs. Seniors in Katherine have said they are worried about living in public housing in flood areas. The new homes will be in secure zones. These houses will help our older residents, while also reducing the wait list by freeing up existing public housing for others. A total of 12 new one and two bedroom single-storey homes will be built in Katherine East. The new homes are expected to be completed by June next year. Priority will be given to rehousing seniors currently living in flood-prone public housing elsewhere in Katherine. The single-storey homes are being designed with our older residents in mind. This is a fantastic development for Katherine, providing much needed public housing for senior Territorians. Six homes will be built suitable for seniors who can live independently at 90 Acacia Drive. Six two-bedroom homes will be built for seniors with carers or people with mobility issues at 53 Martin Terrace. NEW BIRTHING OPTION FOR KATHERINE FAMILIES Expectant mothers in Katherine now have an increased choice in birthing options with the installation of a birthing bath at Katherine Hospital. The hospital's birthing suite was modified to install the specially manufactured bath to ensure women have the option of a water birth. The bath is now installed and staff are being trained in the safe use of the bath, which is expected to be available for parents to use later this year. Members of the Katherine community raised $10,500 towards the cost of the bath, with $96,500 contributed by Northern Territory Government.