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Katherine Times Wed 12 Mar 2014



Katherine Times Wed 12 Mar 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 9

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www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MARCH 12 2014 3 >> news Monday: $15 Steak night. Tuesday: $15 Pasta night. Wednesday: Coming soon Indian night Thursday: Half price kids meal with every main meal purchased. Happy Hour: Friday 3pm-6pm - price beer, wine and basic spirits. Free bar snacks provided. Breakfast: Sunday Rise and Dine 7am-11.30am Lunch: Monday to Sunday 11.30am-2pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5pm-10pm Bookings 8971 1600 50 Giles Street Katherine R E S TAURAN T EscarpmentTH E AW1338239 Dont Wait - Become addicted to our food now. PINE TREE BISTROPINE TREE BISTRO MONTH OF MARCHMONTH OF MARCH BBQS EVERY FRIDAYEVERY FRIDAY 89722533 for Reservations 3 Third St, Katherine A W 13 37 54 4 Split System Installation Course Darwin 9 - 11 April Katherine 18 - 20 April For plumbers, electricians, building/mechanical trades, apprentices On completion refrigerant handling licence can be obtained $1980 total cost Solar Grid Connect Design and Install Course Darwin 13 - 16 April For licensed electricians Enables Clean Energy Council accreditation Course materials and 2 standards $1980 total cost ApplianceTest&TagCourse Darwin 12 April Katherine 17 April 1 day course, no electrical qualifications required Suits builders, maintenance staff and people wanting to start their own small business Recognised nationally as the requirement to do testing and tagging & safety switch testing Total cost $550 includes Standard Split System AC Course Katherine 2-4 April For plumbers, electricians, building/ mechanical trades,apprentices On completion refrigerant handling li cence can be obtained Cost $2,180 Solar Grid Connect course Darwin 15-18 May For licensed electricians Enables Clean Energy Council accreditation Course materials and 2 standards Cost $2,180 Appliance Test and Tag course Katherine 1 April 1 day course, no electrical qualifications required Suits builders, maintenance staff and people wanting to start their own small business Recognised nationally as the requirement to do testing and tagging & safety switch testing Total cost $550 includes Standard ABOUT 30 people gathered at OShea Park on Saturday morning to celebrate International Womens Day. The group were addressed by the Mayor of Katherine, Fay Miller, and Banatjarl Strongbala Wumin Group Chairperson Miliwanga Sandy while Member for Katherine Willem Westra van Holthe read a letter from the Prime Minister addressing support for womens issues. The group then joined hands across the Katherine River high level bridge and released purple balloons to celebrate the day. It was great to see so many women and men come out to celebrate International Womens Day, Ms Miller said. It was a very cheerful and colourful gathering with everyone holding purple balloons which they released from the high level bridge. Leader of the Opposition, Delia Lawrie, said Womens Day celebrations were important to recognise the achievements of women. As a society we have come a long way in improving the lives of women but we still have a long way to go, Ms Lawrie said. More women are in positions of leadership across public life and business and this helps our girls to follow their dreams. We thank these trail blazers that were the first to break through the glass ceiling, and we are confident the dynamic young girls will harness a better future. But we still have much further to go in the quest for gender equality. Ms Lawrie said this years International Womens Day theme of Inspiring Change brought a strong focus to the importance of support for women. When women support women they succeed. It is our duty to encourage womens advancement and we should start at home through inspiring change so that our society turns the tide on the unacceptable rates of domestic and family violence. Antifracking group named, plans info night in May IN A meeting held in Katherine last week, the regions newly established anti-fracking group was formally named. Chairman of the group, Glenn Bird, said the group will be called Dont Frack Katherine. Its short and says it all, Mr Bird said. He said the groups purpose was to get the right information across to the community. An information night is in planning for May 9. Our members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from cattle farmers to local people and we are a group that wants to be informed about fracking in the Katherine region, Mr Bird said. Members of Dont Frack Katherine welcomed the announcement from the Environmental Minister Peter Chandler, who will be conducting an environmental inquiry into the potential effects of fracking for Shale Gas within the region. We support a report through the Minister but in saying that we are pursuing our own information, Mr Bird said. Some of us see already that Shale Gas exploration is going to affect our families in the long-term and our mission is to find out all the information so we can do something about it. Mr Bird said anyone interested in fracking is urged to come to the groups next meeting in May. TRAVELLERS on the Buntine Highway and the Roper Highway are set to benefit from a $10 million major highway upgrade for remote roads in the Northern Territory. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss announced the funding as part of the $106 million Regional Roads Productivity package jointly funded by the NT and Australian governments. The planned upgrades will improve the Territorys road network in the fundamental areas of access and safety on remote roads, Mr Truss said. As part of the upgrade two new bridges will be build on the Roper Highway at the Roper River and Wilton River crossings. The Buntines upgrade is set to involve widening and strengthening of the pavement over a distance of 12 kilometres, and sealing of some unsealed sec tions. Bess Price, Member for Stuart, said she welcomed the funding for upgrades to the Buntine Highway. The Buntine Highway is a major transport route for my electorate and provides vital access to Indigenous communities such as Kalkarindji and Yinguwunarri, Mrs Price said. It is also a key access route for the cattle industry and I want to ensure it is safe and accessible for truck drivers and pastoralists. I have lobbied hard for a greater focus on roads in my electorate and Im excited to be delivering real results, Ms Price said. Better connectivity for our remote communities means more opportunities and more jobs driving development in Northern Australia. The planned upgrades of the Buntine Highway will improve the safety and access on this remote road. Travellers to get safer remote roads LLooccaallss jjooiinn ffoorrcceess oonn WWoommeennss DDaayy Katherinites joined hands across the high level bridge and released purple balloons during International Womens Day celebrations in Katherine on the weekend.

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