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Katherine Times Wed 19 Aug 2015



Katherine Times Wed 19 Aug 2015


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8 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19 2015 www.katherinetimes.com.au >> news Shampoo Conditioners Treatments Styling products Full range of Moroccan Oils range stocked at The Cutting Edge. The Cutting Edge Gwendoline Drive, Katherine. Phone 8971 0222 for appointments. Gift packs available A W 17 30 78 2 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4.30pm 6pm For more information Phone Tom 0428 264 030 A W 17 26 33 3 WEDDING PHOTOG RAP HER GUARANTEED DELIVERY DATE GIVEN ON PHOTOS OR MONEY BACK info@caseybishop.com.au Facebook.com/kcbishopphotography A W 17 26 14 5 Students draw swords for theatrical throne ROMAN REENACTMENT: Katherine South Primary School students take to the stage during a scene from Gladiators on Thursday afternoon. WHAT the planned development of northern Australia will mean for primary producers in the Katherine region will be highlighted when NT Farmers hosts two Northern Australia Food Futures road shows this month. The first forum will be held at the Douglas Daly Community Centre on August 27, while Katherinites will converge on Knotts Crossing Resort the following day. A range of guest speakers, including local primary producers, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries chief executive Alister Trier and Northern Australia Development Office boss Luke Bowen, will speak at the Katherine forum. The forums will focus on why strong business models are needed to properly develop the region. Those interested in attending the events are asked to call 8983 3233 or email info@ntfarmers.org.au to register. Farming fu tures on forum agenda MORE than 600 Katherinites got a taste of Ancient Rome as part of Katherine South Primary Schools major 2015 fundraiser on Thursday afternoon. After students initially auditioned for roles in Gladiators 18 weeks ago, the final cast took to the stage on August 13 in a spellbinding performance. The entire student body worked as one to make the production a reality, with some classes looking after costumes, backdrops and sound while the cast rehearsed lines. Student Kirrah Stothers, who played the empress, said the production provided an ideal bonding exercise for classmates. I love how the whole school was involved, from backdrops to dancing, she said. The main cast really bonded and all got along really well. Teacher Chloe Tomlinson hailed Gladiators as a huge success and praised students for their enthusiasm and dedication. We are quite a tight-knit little school and choosing to have students from Preschool to Year 6 was quite an easy decision to make, she told the Katherine Times. It was great to see the whole school work together to produce something so spectacular. The students were definitely stars. TEAMS will need to keep caffeinated when they lace up their shoes for an extended Cancer Council NT fundraising extravaganza on September 5. The Katherine Sports and Recreation Club will be transformed into a fun-filled fundraising epicentre next month for the 2015 Katherine Relay for Life. Organisers are hoping the reinvigorated overnight format - the second in the events history - will attract more teams as they complete lap after lap into the night to battle cancer. Event spokeswoman Lauren Reed encouraged Katherinites to sign up to join the 11 teams that have already committed to take part. We expect a few more to leave it until the last minute to register, or they will register on the night, she explained. While an all-night effort might seem like a daunting task, Mrs Reed said completing the event would truly be a team effort. As long as the baton stays on the track, we dont expect everyone to walk all night, she said. Team rosters will allow people to rest their weary feet. Night of fun planned for new-look fundraiser RELAY FOR A CURE: Excited teams are gearing up for Katherines second overnight Relay for Life on September 5. Local artisans go on show in Darwin THE work of indigenous artists from across the region was showcased to the greater Northern Territory art community when two local galleries set up shop at the annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair from August 7 to 9. Teams from Katherine-based Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft and the Djilpin Arts Centre converged on the NT capital for the event, which is used to promote the talent of indigenous artists, many of whom are based in remote communities. MAAC office manager Kerstin Schmoeller said the organisation displayed work sourced from an area of more than 380,000 square kilometres. It is a great experience for artists to meet people interested in their artwork, she said. Patrons were impressed by the variety of the artwork.