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The Northern Territory news Mon 1 Jan 2018



The Northern Territory news Mon 1 Jan 2018

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MONDAY JANUARY 1 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA S W E D I S H P O L I C E S B E N W A H L I N NEW Years Eve is a time for reflection, and one unknown protester is hoping Chief Minister Michael Gunner will use his moments of introspection wisely. A new bunch of anti-museum banners were unfurled on the Rapid Creek footbridge overnight on December 30, with city-bound Darwin drivers getting a good eyeful of the message yesterday; NO NEW MUSEUM. R U GUNNER LISTEN IN 2018? they read. The erection of the banners in Labors northern suburbs heartland is the latest in a string of public statements admonishing the Governments controversial plan to build a $50 million museum at the old hospital site at Myilly Point in Cullen Bay. Protestors anti-museum message BOXING champ Jeff Horn (pictured) and his wife Jo have welcomed their first child, capping off a fairytale 2017 for the couple. Isabelle Kate Horn was born at 7.40pm on Saturday, weighing in at 3.58kg, and both mum and daughter are doing well. The couple said the arrival topped off Horn taking out the World Boxing Association welterweight title by defeating legendary fighter Manny Pacquiao in July. Winning a world title was a tremendous achievement but Isabelles arrival is the greatest gift of all, the couple said in a statement. Council on light duty FAMILY and friends are mourning the loss of a former Territorian who was stabbed to death in the Swedish city of Gothenburg last week. Kai Foley spent part of his youth growing up in Alice Springs and was living in Sweden when he was killed. Mr Foley died in the city centre about 4.50am local time on Wednesday last week. The 30-year-old was understood to have moved to Swe Mr Foley was found near Odins Square in central Gothenburg but police believe he may have been attacked Former Territorian Kai Foley, (inset), pictured here with his girlfriend Sabina, was stabbed to death in Sweden Aussie slain in Sweden spent his youth in Alice den earlier in 2017, where he was living with his Swedish girlfriend. It is understood Mr Foley attended school in Alice Springs during his childhood and teenage years. Old Alice Springs friends took to social media to share their sadness and grief in the loss of Mr Foley. One mate wrote, RIP Kai, far out. Soo sad and another friend said, mate, you did not deserve this. You will be missed Kai. And another said, so sad to hear RIP Kai. several hundred metres away. Local police commissioner Ben Wahlin said investigators didnt yet understand why Mr Foley was attacked, but added there was absolutely nothing in his background to suggest he would be the victim of such a crime. Mr Foley, who after the NT had lived in Melbourne, was found badly injured. He was in a very bad condition, he was basically unconscious, said another western region police spokesman, Morten Gunneng. Mr Foley was rushed to hospital suffering several spinal and abdominal injuries and died a short time later. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian man who had died in Sweden. The former Territorian is not the only NT resident to killed overseas in recent times, with Woolner resident Matt Bate killed in a street fight in San Francisco in June and Kevin Reid shot in September 2016 in Savannah, Georgia. JUDITH AISTHORPE and GENEVIEVE ALISON He was in a very bad condition Baby glee KOs boxer DARWIN Council will take full ownership of all streetlights in the municipality from today. Acting Lord Mayor Rebecca Want de Rowe said more than 8500 streetlights across the municipality would be transferred from Power and Water Corporation to the council, adding to its existing park and open space lighting. City of Darwin is committed to delivering, maintaining and improving a very important service in the Darwin community, she said. I encourage residents to report any faulty or damaged street and public lighting across the Darwin municipality to council so we can fix it as soon as possible. From mid-2018, the council will start a program to replace all street and public lighting with LED luminaires. A statement said the transition would mean less energy consumption, improved efficiency and more. Anti-museum banner on Rapid Creek footbridge yesterday Picture: LOUIS GARRICK Quality, Affordable, Bulk Billed Medical Care APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FROM 8AM OPEN 7 DAYS ACCREDITED CLINIC FOR YELLOW FEVER VACCINE TRAVEL ADVICE & IMMUNISATIONS topendmedicalcentre.com.au BOOK ONLINE topendtraveldoctor.com.au CASUARINA 2/11 Vanderlin Drive 08 8995 7900 STUART PARK 44 Stuart Highway 08 8930 4900 ROSEBERY 164 Forrest Parade 08 8997 6500 GATEWAY T28/5 Yarrawonga Rd 1300 4 DOCTORS Gateway Shopping Centre COMIN G SOO N

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