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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 7 >> news Farming - where business meets technology. At Marcus, our graduates are professionally prepared and ready for business. Our Agribusiness, Agriculture, Equine Management and Postgraduate courses offer fi rst-hand industry knowledge, global opportunities and entrepreneurship skills to ensure graduates excel as the next generation of industry leaders. Agriculture | Agribusiness | Equine Management To fi nd out more about our courses and stories, visit marcusoldham.vic.edu.au or call 1800 623 500 James Dyer - 2003 Graduate Farm Manager, Pleasant Hills Pastoral KATHERINITES are owing the Council more than $18,000 in animal infringements, the latest Katherine Town Council financial report reveled. Council Chief Executive Officer David Laugher said council had put an increased focus on animal control management in recent months - but people werent paying their fines. A number of people in town are showing a lack of responsibility for animal ownership, Mr Laugher said. If fines are unpaid for a lengthy period of time, they are referred to the Fines Recovery Unit. If fines are continued to be ig nored it could result in a loss of drivers license or the loss of registration on a motor vehicle. According to the Katherine Town Council report Katherine residents owe $18,399 worth of unpaid animal infringements during the month of January. As valid as peoples concerns are about stray dogs, there are a signifi cant number of people opposed to animal control and a lot of people who do not want it to be regulated, Mr Laugher said. It is a catch 22, we are damned if we dont and damned if we do. Mr Laugher strongly urges residents to take control of their animals and ensure they are in their boundaries. Katherinites who want to report roaming dogs within the Katherine town boundaries can now use the smart phone app My Council AU to contact Katherine rangers with the location of the stray dog and even send a photo. This is a great app which supplies the information straight to our records area, Mr Laugher said. KTC waiting for $18k in animal infringements EVERY month Tourism Top End presents an award to an employee who goes above and beyond to make someones trip to the Top End a memorable one. This month Katherine Information Centre Tourism and Marketing Manager Naomi Hunter and Assistant Visitor Officer Vivian Haenfler have both been selected for their outstanding customer service. We try to make it an enriching experience to come to Katherine, Ms Haenfler said. The tourism duo received the Super Deeds Tourism Top End award for making a tourists visit that extra bit special. We try to provide the best customer service and answer all questions with a smile, Ms Hunter said. The Katherine resident of 12 months said her job was very rewarding and it is always changing. I love the variety of different tourists that come to Katherine, she said. Ms Haenfler, a Katherine resident of four years said she enjoys spreading her passion for the Katherine region. > By PAUL BIDMEADE TToouurriissmm dduuooss ggoooodd ddeeeeddss bbrriinngg aawwaarrddss hhoommee

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