The Northern Territory news Mon 1 Jan 2018
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04 NEWS MONDAY JANUARY 1 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 splashed about in the Waterfront Lagoon. Families sat with picnics on the lawns, while others opted for tables at the bars and restaurants around town. Ben Cadzow and Tahlia Ferguson live in an apartment at the Darwin Waterfront but were enjoying their night sur Cheers, Cheers, 2017, 2017, we had we had a balla ball NEW Years Eve and the countdown that brought in 2018 was all it was cracked up to be in Alice Springs. Thousands flocked to Lasseters Hotel Casino for a family event followed by a neon dance party for grown-ups. Centralians also celebrated at Bojangles Saloon and Restaurant, which had a Great Gatsby theme, Uncles Tavern, Alice Springs Golf Club and Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre. But the highlight for many were the fireworks displays ABOVE: Coco Petit and Paula Barry. BELOW: Ced Johnston with baby Herbie Hawkins (right), and Claire Johnston with daughter Tilly Hawkins Philip, Nicholas, Taylor, Nathan and Christine Hodgson Pictures: KERI MEGELUS JUSTIN RAYMOND FUN and festivities were the theme of the last night of 2017 as thousands of Territorians welcomed in the New Year. People from all over the Territory, and indeed the nation, packed into the Darwin Waterfront ahead of the early family-friendly fireworks, with market stalls, concerts and face painting all popular. With temperatures still above 30C well past 7pm, the line for ice-cream stretched dozens of people long, and kids rounded by other people downstairs. Its all about going up and down for us, Mr Cadzow said. We live upstairs, so well be popping back up there a bit because the alcohol is cheaper up there, but there is more fun down here. Unfortunately for the couple, their balcony looked away from the fireworks displays. Its good most of the time though because people cant see us when we walk around nude, Mr Cadzow said. Hayden and Sarika Young started their night at the Darwin Waterfront but were then heading to the casino. We thought wed avoid Mitchell St this year, Mr Young said. Hopefully, well be welcoming in the New Year by bringing in $20,000. It wasnt just about the partying for picnickers though. Eleven-year-old Ashleigh King was looking forward to 2018 and the challenges year 6 would bring. Im school captain this year, so Im really excited about that, she said. The New Year is a good time to start new traditions. In the city, revellers were out until all hours of the morning, with thousands packing into Darwins party strip. Missing from many peoples lists were any resolutions, with most late night revellers just hoping to survive New Years Day. Revellers of all ages celebrate PHILLIPPA BUTT firstname.lastname@example.org The New Year is a good time to start new traditions E L E V E N - Y E A R - O L D A S H L E I G H K I N G Ben Cadzow and Tahlia Ferguson bid farewell to 2017 with a cool drink at the Darwin Waterfront before last nights New Years Eve fireworks Pictures: JUSTIN KENNEDY Police officers Jason Machacek and Col Webster at the Waterfront Families and NYE revellers gathered by the Waterfront for the fun Alice delivers blaze of colour and good times the first at 9pm and the second at midnight at Lasseters. Crowds were thrilled as some 30 tonnes of fireworks valued at more than $7500 set alight the Alice Springs skyline in a barrage of bursting colours. While many revelled in the scene overhead, for many New Years Eve was a chance to connect with family and friends. And for Ced Johnston, of Manly, who is a regular visitor to Alice Springs, what better way to do that than to spend his New Years Eve with his five-week-old grandson, Herbie Hawkins. Youngster Chelsea McKinnon soaks up the sceneIndiana McLean, Paris McLean, Coco McLean and Ripley Norman Tania Lesneuck and Max Lenoir at the Waterfront celebrations
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