The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 2016 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Two crash scenes in peak-hour traffic NT POLICE were forced to divert peak hour traffic as two separate car crashes took place within an hour of each other. The first crash saw a truck roll into a private residence on Woods Street in Darwin City about 5pm yesterday afternoon. NT Police believe the truck rolled from its parked position because of a faulty or incorrectly applied handbrake. The second crash was on Bombing Road in Winnellie about 6pm yesterday. One vehicle was flipped on its roof, but there are no reports of injuries. The crash saw road closures between the Stuart Highway and Winnellie. Police cleared both crash scenes quickly. NT Police urged Territorians to take care on the roads. Please take care out there we dont want a third crash, they said. Accused teens on run from police THREE teens accused of stealing three cars from around Darwin and joy-riding across the city remain on the run from police. On Thursday police recovered a white 4WD abandoned in a Rapid Creek street. The car was covered in mud but was otherwise undamaged. A second Darwin City Council ute was found in Coconut Grove. The teens also allegedly stole a lawn mowing company car and its trailer but abandoned it a short time later. Police spent Thursday morning trying to track the teens through Moil and Jingili. Police were still searching for the teens last night. Anyone who has any information that may assist police is urged to contact 131 444 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. COURTNEY TODD BUYER activity is heating up in the Darwin rural area with real estate agents noting more people through open homes and more interest in the mid range of the market. Carina Schmitt from Real Estate Central said the rural market started picking up a couple of months ago. A majority of buyers are moving from the Palmerston and the northern suburbs into the rural area for the land, she said. People want that lifestyle change and bigger blocks. A lot of buyers are looking for privacy so a natural bush component is popular and were seeing quite a few people looking for blocks suitable for horses. There are also a good number of buyers looking for a property with a separate dwelling to rent out or for the teenagers or extended family. Ms Schmitt said a fall in prices had narrowed the gap between suburban homes and rural properties, making it easier for buyers to transition to bush blocks. She said the reintroduction of incentives for first homebuyers to purchase established homes had also helped. Its bringing first homebuyers back in to the market, which means people who own homes worth up to $650,000 in the suburbs can sell and that next step into the rural area is more achievable, she said. Ms Schmitt said while there were always buyers in the high end of the market, activity had increased in the $600,000 to $800,000 range. McMinns Lagoon residents Mallorie and Al Bayne bought a five acre block so they could have plenty of room for the family home, a swimming pool and space for their three kids. There is even room for Mr Bayne to run his crane truck business from home. I love the space and the privacy, Mrs Bayne said. The kids love it as well. When we visit my mum, who lives on a suburban block in Melbourne, the kids dont know what to do. Buyers drawn to rural lifestyle Mallorie Bayne and her dog Bowie love living in Darwin's rural area Picture: PATRINA MALONE 95 Thorak Road, Knuckey Lagoon 1125 McMillans Road, Knuckey Lagoon TOP 5 RURAL 1.95 Thorak Road, KnuckeyLagoon $2.85 million negotiable 2.1125 McMillans Road, Knuckey Lagoon offers over $1.75 million 3.375 Arnhem Highway,Humpty Doo offers over $1.6 million 4.255L Elizabeth ValleyRoad, Noonamah $1.4 million 5.35 Finn Road, Berry Springs $1.35 million Saturday P SR E K Saturday M 10 0 26 8 5 Expires 10/12/2016. See conditions below. 3 sliders for $10 Choose your favourite ice cream and mix in, we'll slide it between a sweet brioche bun and top with sweet sauce and whipped cream! Terms: Valid at Cold Rock Darwin only between 12noon and 7pm. Offer expires 10/12/2016.Exclusive offers for readers.