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The Northern Territory news Fri 1 Sep 2017



The Northern Territory news Fri 1 Sep 2017

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2017 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA TROUBLED former Rugby League player Joel Romelo has been jailed until Christmas time, with a judge saying he has run out of chances for leniency. Romelo, 28, appeared in Darwin Local Court on a string of traffic and drug charges, having been in and out of jail since mid-2016. Prosecutor Sarah Day said Romelo had previously been a Romelo out of chances role model, and sending him to jail would send a message to other drug criminals. Kat Paterson, for Romelo, said the former Canterbury Bulldogs hooker had struggled in jail because of his high profile and could benefit from being supervised by corrections, which Judge Greg Cavanagh rejected. All the help that the support services have been trying to give him hasnt worked, he said.Its about time he took it on his shoulders. He has got family support, he has got community support, he can work it out with them. Mr Cavanagh said many people had vouched for Romelos good character and rehabilitation prospects over the years. Theres a different mob this time around, all telling me similar things, youre a great bloke, respectful, hardworking, he said. I do take into account that youve tried hard (to get clean) and failed. (But) Ive got to send out a message to meth people that repeated breaches of the law, especially those which endanger the community will be dealt with by deterrent sentences. Romelo has been behind bars since late June, when he was caught driving dangerously while unregistered, unlicensed and uninsured with meth in his system and with an ice pipe in his car. He was out on a suspended sentence, and was supposed to be clean from drugs. The things that youve done have been some great things for the Territory and for sport, but there comes a time when its not going to keep you out of jail. Romelo was supported in court by his girlfriend. And he appeared visibly emotional when told he would be in jail until just after Christmas. I love you, he whispered to his partner from the dock. Come and see me on Sunday. Romelo was also disqualified from driving for two years. Romelos legal troubles began when he was arrested with a group of others in March 2016. He has been back in court repeatedly since and racked up a lengthy rap sheet for drugs, traffic and breaches of suspended sentences. CRAIG DUNLOP AN Australian aerial imagery company has shared stunning images of the nations landscapes, showing the socalled lucky country from a scarcely seen vantage point. Sydney-based company Nearmap captures some of the most frequently updated aerial imagery in the world, often used by clients as a fast way to survey and measure a particular location. But a birds eye view can reveal spectacular beauty, including of some of the NTs rugged centre. The Alice Springs Airport was captured from above by Nearmap, offering a rare sight of the red dirt runways. Nearmap chief executive Rob Newman said: Its the view from above that offers something special. It unveils the entirety of our natural scenery and truly shows the diversity of our unique landscapes to reveal the very best Australia has to offer. NICK WHIGHAM Alice Springs Airport from the air, plus magnificent scenes from Laverton, WA (left) and St Kilda, Victoria (right) Pictures: NEARMAP Red dirt stunning from air Preval takes Festival reins FELIX Preval has been announced as the artistic director of the Darwin Festival for a further three years. He was Head of Programming in 2016 and after the departure of artistic director Andrew Ross in November, Mr Preval stepped into the role of acting artistic director for the 2017 season. Mr Preval has worked for arts festivals across Australia and New Zealand, the UK and the US. He spent four successful years as festival producer of the Melbourne Fringe Festival before joining Darwin Festival. Along with festival management experience, Mr Preval has spent a decade working as a director, actor and writer, and as a former creative director of an award-winning independent theatre company. The 2017 Darwin Festival enjoyed record-breaking success, with a 75 per cent increase in tickets sales. More than 36,500 tickets were sold and 85,000 attendees enjoyed the Festivals free and ticketed events. The 2018 Darwin Festival will run from August 9-26. Ofers apply from 01/09/17 until 05/09/17 while stocks last. Three day only ofers available until 03/09/17 while stocks last. Specials not available through coles.com.au or Liquorland Direct. Prices may vary in country areas. Some products and ofers may not be available in all stores. Save statements are based on the lowest of the regular single selling price across our Northern Territory Metro stores. 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