Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 19 October 2016
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Debates for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2018; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020
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DEBATES Wednesday 19 October 2016 123 There were also some freeloaders who had come in from down south because it was the end of Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER: Member for Goyder, your time has expired. Ms PURICK: Ooh! Thank you one and all. Ms UIBO (Arnhem): Mr Deputy Speaker, I will share with the House some recent events in my electorate of Arnhem. Over the last two weekends there were two festivals held in two large remote communities. On the weekend of 7 to 9 October the first ever Numburindi Festival was held in Numbulwar community. The festival showcased the culture and community pride of the Numburindi people who, I am proud to say, are also my family. Yesterday morning I was danced into the Chamber by my family, the Red Flag Dancers. The recent Numburindi Festival was a wonderful platform for the Nundhirribala Reg Flag Dancers and other groups and families to practice, perform and showcase the strong family connections in the area. I congratulate the festival coordinator, Ella Geia, who, in conjunction with Artback NT, planned, organised and executed a successful festival. I was unfortunately unable to attend the festival; however, in all feedback I received about the festival, it was clear that it was a fantastic event for the community. The photos and videos that were shared on social media were great to see, and I hope I am able to attend the festival in coming years, if it continues to run. I applaud the Numbulwar community on the success of its first Numburindi Festival, and I hope it will continue and be an annual event. I am also happy to support the event as the Member for Arnhem. I also share with the House my recent attendance at the Yugal Mangi Festival in Ngukurr community. The festival ran from 14 to 16 October. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the opening on Saturday, and on Friday evening I presented prizes to the winners of the age group dance competition. This was a very fun aspect of the festival and the contestants were great. The crowd most enjoyed the final two dance contest categories, which were the female senior and the male senior competitions. I congratulate Paul Amarant from the Roper Gulf Regional Council for organising the festival and the rest of the organisers for putting on such a welcoming, fun, relaxed and family-friendly festival. This was my second time to the Ngukurr festival and I hope over my term as the Member for Arnhem I am able to continue to support and attend future festivals and community events in Ngukurr. Lastly, I want to inform the House of an event held on Monday 17 October. In the small community of Manyallaluk, also known as Eva Valley, the official opening of the new community-built church was celebrated. Congratulations to all the people involved in the construction, planning, furniture making, gardening and beautification of the new community church. I look forward to visiting the new church on my next community visit. Mrs FINOCCHIARO (Spillett): Madam Speaker, I want to put on the record my continuing admiration for the Palmerston Athletics Club and its staff and volunteers. I was delighted to be informed recently of the success the Palmerston Athletics Club had at the NT championships 2016. The Palmerston Athletics Club is a terrific embodiment of all that is good in our community and in Palmerstoncivic mindedness and self dedication. Palmerston Athletics Club achieved 37 medals in the NT championships 2016, made up of 18 gold, 16 silver and three bronze. I further congratulate each category winner in no particular order. The good sportsmanship award went to Anuri Ruwansa Malavi Arachchi, who was a first-time participant; Senali Thiansa Malavi Arachchi, another first-time participant; Ewan Dixon, another first-time participant; and Holly Guymer. The gold medal winners were as follows: for the Rolly Howard Memorial Handicap 100 metre sprint, Luke John Mayo; for the high jump in the nine-year-old boys category, Nelson Minogue, a first-time participant; for the 100 metres in the 12-year-old boys category, Chhitiz Maskey; 100 metre open, 200 metre open, high jump open, discus open and shot put open, Beau Black, a first-time participant; Beau is a very good athlete. For the race walk in the nine-year-old boys category, Ji Fisher, a first-time participant; race walk in the 10year-old girls category, Angelena Wickremasena; 1500 metre run in the 10-year-old boys category, Brody Walker; 1500 metre race walk masters, Anita Wickremasena, a first-time participant as a field athlete who survived breast cancer last yearshe also won the javelin masters and hammer throw masters; 400 metre
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