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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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Fishbowl Fridays AW1336154 MEXICAN MONDAYSCAN MONDAYSMEXICAN MONDAYS Month of March LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday March 15 Valanti playing from 8pm Friday March 28 Chasin Aces and Roymakonkey www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MARCH 12 2014 5 >> news COMMUNITIES in the Gulf of Carpentaria are on cyclone watch as ex-cyclone Gillian makes its way towards Borroloola and Port McArthur. The Bureau of Meteorology on Tuesday issued a Coastal Waters Wind Warning from Nhulunbuy to the Queensland Border and warned that ex-tropical cyclone Gillian could develop into a category 2 cyclone by tomorrow, Thursday. Meteorologists issued a warning, saying the environment for the ex cyclone was going to remain relatively hostile for further development in the short term, expecting the system to reintensify over open water today, Wednesday. As the system continues westsouthwest over warm sea surface temperatures, it will continue to experience favourable environmental conditions and may intensity into a category 2 system on Thursday morning as it moves under an upper ridge, the weather warning said. Experts said favourable conditions could cause the system to weaken below cyclone intensity on Friday as it moves through the Gulf of Carpentaria. Gillian is quite a small sized system, which in the right environment could make it more susceptible to rapid intensity fluctuations. Remote Territory towns in cyclone path Katherines No Junk champion Debbie Unwin has less than eight weeks to go in her challenge, which aims to raise $10,000 for Carers Australia. Show your support and visit Mrs Unwins website at http://365daynojunk.com. WITH less than two months to go Katherine mother-of-two Debbie Unwin is getting close to the end of her year-long No Junk Food challenge. The humble teacher said the challenge - which has seen her stay clear from junk food, including fast food and sweet treats - was tough at times, but worth the effort. I have raised over $8,000 so far - only $2,000 to go to reach my goal of raising $10,000 for Carers Australia, Mrs Unwin said. Mrs Unwin said upon taking up the challenge she was unsure how she would be able to stay away from chocolate. I couldnt walk down the chocolate aisle at the supermarket and I had to walk away from people who were eating chocolate, she said. And there were times when it felt like the challenge was going forever. Mrs Unwin said together with her familys support, the encouragement from the Katherine commu nity has kept her going. People wanted to join my chal lenge and lots of people donated to the cause - thats what made me feel better on bad days. Mrs Unwin said she was looking forward to soon not having to obey any dietary rules any more. When the challenge is over Im going to have a big chocolate mud cake with a wall of white chocolate around it and chocolate truffles and chocolate-coated strawberries on top, she said, laughing. No Junk year challenges choc lover, raises $8k www.nt.gov.au/health Nominate a nurse or midwife in one of the following categories: Nominations close Friday 14 March 2014 To obtain a nomination form or for more information visit: www.nursing.nt.gov.au, phone 1800 000 648, or email nursing.info@nt.gov.au 4 Midwifery Aged, Disability & Residential Care Enrolled Nurse Education, Research & Innovation Graduate of the Year Hospital Care Leadership Lifetime Achievement Mental Health Remote Health Primary Health Care now closing Nominations Nomin nnations now closin ng Nominations cl Too obtain a nominatioT www.nursing.nt.g email nursing.info ose Friday 14 Marc re informon form or for mo gov.au, phone 1800 000 o@nt.gov.au www.nt.gov.au/h ch 2014 mation visit: 0 648, or health