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The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016



The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016

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12 NEWS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 THE body of a Northern Territory woman allegedly murdered by an ex-partner was discovered by her mother two days after Mothers Day. The Crowns case in the retrial is that Alice Springs man Darren Ashley stabbed his expartner Kirsty Ashley 27 times in 2012 because she ended their 16-year relationship. Heather Steadman found her perience to government agencies, ministers and showcase it across a whole breadth of industries as well. The refueller, which is loaded on a truck, overcomes the approximately 550km range the Mirai can travel on its onboard fuel tanks, enabling the fourdoor sedans to theoretically travel anywhere around the country. The Toyota Mirai Mother recounts horror Court hears of moment Kirsty Ashleys body was found daughters body on May 15 in a pool of blood in her sons house, where she had been staying after the breakup. While giving evidence at the NT Supreme Court yesterday, Ms Steadman said she noticed drops of blood on the window outside the home, and peered in to make the grisly discovery. I saw Kirsty lying there ... I could see her face. I was screaming, she said. I could see her throat had been cut, I could see she had died because her eyes were all vacant and staring. I sat down next to her and I was crying and I put my hand on her face. (The ambulance operator) asked me to feel her pulse and I said theres no point, shes dead. The court heard Ms Steadman found a samurai sword beside the victims body, which the prosecution says Ashley planted as a decoy to send police down the wrong path. Ms Steadman said Ashley accused his ex-partner of having an affair and assaulted her a few weeks before she was killed. As she was walking away she heard running behind her and Darren grabbed her by the throat, Ms Steadman said. Ms Steadman saw her daughter soon after the incident and said Ms Ashley was distressed. She was frightened. She was crying and shak ing. I saw that she had a lump on her neck, Ms Steadman said. Ms Steadman said after the couple split up, the accused demanded Ms Ashley transfer him $7000 and sign her cars over to him to allow her to see their son. He was constantly texting and following her, she said. The trial, before Justice Dean Mildren and a Supreme Court jury, continues. LUCY HUGHES-JONES TOYOTAS new hydrogenpowered vehicles are already silently gliding along roads in Sydneys south but Australian motorists could be waiting a long time to purchase one, a hydrogen fuel cell expert says. The Japanese company yesterday showcased its three Mirais, which arrived in Australia a few months ago, and unveiled Australias first mobile highpressure hydrogen refueller in the first steps to pushing the technology. We are really just at the very start of that journey, Toyota Australia government affairs and environmental policy manager Andrew Willis said. Where we are starting to get into now is giving the drive ex Hydro-cars hit the road Cousins granted bail A H E A V I L Y - m e d i c a t e d , smirking and coughing former AFL champion Ben Cousins has avoided being locked up after this weeks court noshow and serious car accident. Cousins, 38, retired more than six years ago but he was the focus of a large press pack three times in five days this week, including outside Royal Perth Hospital and Armadale court. He faced six criminal charges in court on Friday. Three are for possessing methylamphetamine, two are breaching a violence restraining order involving his expartner Maylea Tinecheff, who is mother to his two children, and one is for breaching bail. He is due to appear in Armadale Magistrates Court on December 13. Education costs soaring EDUCATION costs are rising at twice the pace of wages and inflation, and are likely to surprise most families even those sending children to government schools. An analysis of 10 years of cost data and thousands of education savings plan claims by Australian Unity Investments has provided a clearer picture of the true cost of school, and dispels the myth of free education. The research found that public education costs an average $1700 in primary and $3500 in secondary school when out-of-school tuition and other charges are included. Add to that $1000 a year for extra-curricular activities, $1000 for technology, $800 for clothing and $400 for text books and even the youngest children cost households on average $5000 a year. Then attend Dr Katie Richard's free seminar That Weight Loss Cake learn about the science of weight loss & successful maintenance at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel Darwin 5:30-6:30pm WEIGHT LOSS SEMINAR DO YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT? ARE YOU FED UP WITH DIETS? DO YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT USING YOUR MIND, NOT WHILE LOSING YOUR MIND? Register on www.eventbrite.com.au or by email doctorkatierichard@hotmail.com www.weightoffyourmind.net The Northern Territory Government is asking Territorians to give their views on the way ridesharing services like Uber can operate here. We want to know what you think about developing a simple and effective set of rules that provides a fair go for passengers, drivers and operators. Take the Rideshare Survey today at nt.gov.au It will take only 5 minutes of your time and you could win either an iPhone 7 or iPad Pro for your views. RIDESHARING SAY ON HAVE YOUR