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Katherine Times Wed 17 Sep 2014



Katherine Times Wed 17 Sep 2014


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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North Australian News for Katherine Times

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V.32 issue 35

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2 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 2014 www.katherinetimes.com.au HELPING HAND: Merrilyn Stopp, centre, hands over a cheque to Rotary Club of Katherine and G Wiz members on behalf of Bendigo Bank. A MOTHER and her infant were lucky not to be killed when the vehicle they were travelling in rolled about 70 kilometres south-east of Katherine on Sunday afternoon. Maranboy police attended the scene of the single-vehicle rollover to discover three occupants, including the mother, who was incredibly breastfeeding the three-month-old infant when the accident occurred. There was a baby capsule in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver, mother and infant were transported to Katherine Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Borroloola rollover claims Territory life A MAN has died following a sin gle-vehicle rollover near Borroloola on Friday morning. Arnhem and West Division Superintendent Michael Hebb said police had received a report about the acci dent, which occurred about 15 kilometres from the community, at about 5.50am. Police and local health clinic staff attended, and located a male deceased at the scene, he said. The two other occupants of the vehicle are being treated at the Borroloola Health Clinic for their injuries. Investigations are currently underway to determine the exact cir cumstances surrounding the crash. A 13-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries in the rollover and was transported to Royal Darwin Hospital by a CareFlight Rescue aircraft. No further information about the accident was available when the Katherine Times went to press. The Northern Territory road toll now sits at 30, up from 26 for the same period last year. KATHERINES newest community movement, G Wiz, is on the hunt for a logo that represents its mission statement and is offering an iPod Mini and a oneyear membership to the group for the resident who can come up with the most creative design. G Wiz which stands for Grey Wisdom - is a learning cooperative that encourages positive growth by enabling its members to share many educa tional, creative and leisure activities. By utilising the skills and interests of its members, the organisation is able to tap the huge resource of underutilised skills and experience which exists among people in the community, skills and experience which are largely ignored. The brainchild of Sue Moran and Jim Bitossi, G Wiz was formed after the pair was ap proached by parents of young people who wanted to get an apprenticeship but who did not have the necessary basic skills in maths and English. Mr Bitossi took on a tutoring role and, six months later, the youth utilised his new skills to undertake an apprenticeship in his chosen field. Thanks to support from the Rotary Club of Katherine, G Wiz members meet at the Rotary Family Fun Park and the organisation is aiming to offer a wide array of courses in 2015, including photography, calligraphy, video editing, yoga, and meditation. Currently, the organisation is preparing to undertake a computer course for absolute beginners thanks to a donation of laptops by Charles Darwin Universitys Jabiru Training Centre, in addition to a more hands-on project in its workshop constructing pedal cars. A G Wiz spokesman said a $500 donation from Bendigo Bank had launched the workshop project. If there are any tools sitting in sheds out there in the community, spare a thought for G Wiz, the spokesman said. G Wiz membership costs $10 per year, with most courses expected to cost about $20. LUCKY ESCAPE: The occupants of this vehicle were lucky not to be killed when it rolled near Maranboy on September 14. Breastfeeding mother, infant have lucky escape List your property with LJ Hooker Katherine during the months of September, October or November and well give you 100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points when we sell it! Conditions apply. See in store for further details. 12 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850 08 8972 2788 katherine@ljh.com Katherine ljhooker.com.au Your place for everything real estate A W 14 91 84 9 The Cutting Edge 5 Gwendoline Drive (next to bus yard) CALL 8971 0222 FOR AN APPOINTMENT o b P o b o b P A W 14 85 76 9 FOUR youths have faced Katherine Magistrates Court following a crime spree in the town last week. Katherine division Acting Superintendent David Richardson said police alleged the four youths - aged 13, 14 and 15 - were involved in a number of unlawful entries and property offences between September 9 and 10. Police allege the youths unlawfully entered a preschool and stole a number of items on Tuesday, he said. It is alleged they then unlawfully entered a home on Sandalwood Crescent and stole a credit card, keys and a Mitsubishi sedan as the resident slept. Police also allege the youths then unlawfully entered a sports shed and stole and damaged property at a Katherine primary school, in addition to stealing a small truck, which was used to ram a building on the Stuart Highway. The youths were arrested and charged with a number of offences. >> news Youth charged over crime spree New group harnesses skills, experience

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