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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017



The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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04 NEWS THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 TERRITORY blokes often think they are invincible and that can lead them to put themselves in risky situations. Sixty people drowned in inland waterways in the NT between July 2002 and the end of June 2016. Of those, 87 per cent were males. Across those 14 years, there were 135 drowning deaths in the Territory. Royal Life Saving NTs Stephen Gazzola said too many men made poor decisions that put them in harms way. Thats 60 Territorians too many, he said. Thats 60 Territorians who have lost their lives. And lets face it, the majority of those are family men fathers who arent going to be able to look after their families. Men are four times more likely than women to drown. Mr Gazzola said more than half of those who died by drowning in the NT were found to have drugs or booze in their systems at the time of death. Men are more likely to travel away fishing and hunt Thieves stole three donation tins with over $1800 inside and destroyed four cash registers at the Berry Springs Tavern Picture: SUPPLIED DEFLATED staff at the Berry Springs Tavern are devastated almost $1800 deposited in donation tins on the pubs bar has been stolen by young crims. Two males were pictured on CCTV smashing a door and rampaging through the rural tavern, destroying four cash registers along with computers used for TAB and Keno gaming systems on Tuesday night. But the theft of the donation tins, two for the UGLY Bar Tender of the Year competition raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation, and the third from the Salvation Army, is what hurt staff. Owner Leah Sloan said the break-in affected the pubs sales and ability to trade yesterday morning. She said the pub had been the target of thieves during a holiday period once before. We cant open on time, we cant use our tills and sell our products because of this. Not enough is being done about it they are in court and then they are out again. KIERAN BANKS Heartless thieves steal charity donation tins Water warning HAYLEY SORENSEN ing, and theyre more likely to try to cross flooded waterways and make these wrong decisions, he said. Mr Gazzola said inland waterways presented the biggest drowning risk in the NT. Last year, rivers and creeks accounted for half of Territory drownings, he said. Of eight people who drowned, four were in inland waterways its definitely not the beach or the swimming pool. A quarter of drowning deaths in the NT in the 14-year period were of those aged 35 to 44. Mr Gazzola warned people to think twice before putting themselves in unnecessarily risky situations. With the build-up happening and the rains starting, the Territory is getting hotter and people are looking to the water. Its very timely to put these shocking statistics out there, he said. Royal Life Saving would urge Territorians to wear a life jacket, avoid alcohol and drugs, never go swimming alone and learn life saving skills. Satisfaction guaranteed. Or your money back within 30 days of purchase.* Transforms to a handheld. Cleans your sofa, stairs and car. Dyson digital motor V6 generates powerful suction. Up to 20 minutes of fade-free suction. Transforms to clean up high. Lightweight and versatile. ONLY AT BIGW $399 SAVE $130 Dyson V6 Animal Origin Handstick Engineered for homes with pets. Direct-drive cleaner head for deeper carpet cleaning. Powered by the Dyson digital motor V6. Additional combination, crevice and mini motorised tool for cleaning hard to reach areas. Dyson V6 Slim Origin Handstick Engineered for all fl oor types. Motorised cleaner head. 2 Tier Radial cyclones to capture fi ne dust. Additional combination tool. ONLY AT BIGW $299 SAVE $100 *Applies to purchases of Dyson vacuum cleaners (excluding accessories) and purifi ers only. Claim for refund under this guarantee must be lodged with Dyson within 30 days of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return of product to Dyson. Terms and conditions apply, please see discoverdyson.com.au/30daypromo. Shop in store and online. Off er ends 25th October 2017

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