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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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> WEATHER watch Extended four day outlook for Katherine issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Darwin. Forecast: Afternoon shower or storm. Light winds. Max temp: 36 to 37 degrees Min temp: 24 to 25 degrees Rainfall in the week until Tuesday: Tindal: 2mm | Katherine Country Club: 3.2mm Circulated in Katherine, greater Katherine district, Darwin, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and available throughout most other centres in our great Northern Territory. Katherine Times Tuesday 04/03/2014 DRAW 1046 41 38 30 34 42 24 32 SUPP 28 13 Wednesday 05/03/2014 DRAW 3327 26 22 23 08 35 25 SUPP 06 39 Thursday 06/03/2014 DRAW 929 38 26 28 20 24 21 POWERBALL 15 Saturday 08/03/2014 DRAW 3405 40 03 38 27 19 42 SUPP 17 12 SUPER 66 091542 POOLS 05/03/2014 DRAW 1493 19 26 29 30 34 35 SUPP 15 Monday 10/03/2014 DRAW 3328 44 20 40 28 37 27 SUPP 16 19 Phone 8972 1111 Fax 8971 0120 Mobile 0477 334 202 Published by Fairfax Media Manager Duana Job duana.job@fairfaxmedia.com.au Editor Annie Hesse annie.hesse@fairfaxmedia.com.au Journalist Paul Bidmeade paul.bidmeade@fairfaxmedia.com.au Administration Rebecca Oliver rebecca.oliver@fairfaxmedia.com.au Address: Shop 4, 22 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850 Postal: PO Box 42, Katherine NT 0851 Website: www.katherinetimes.com.au Text YOUR SAY to 0477 334 202 or send an email to editor.kathtimes@fairfaxmedia.com.au Community Hero - proudly presented by Nitmiluk Tours and the Katherine Times Every week the Community Hero celebrated in the Katherine Times receives at $50 Nitmiluk Gorge meal voucher. NOMINATE a quiet achiever and receive a $15 Nitmiluk Gorge meal voucher if your nominee features as the next Community Hero. Email the name and a brief description of your heros achievements (and a photo if you have one) to editor.kathtimes@ruralpress.com or ring the Katherine Times on 8972 1111. There are many people in the Katherine region who do not hesitate to go the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of their friends, families and the community they live in. Those people are often quiet achievers who do not get the recognition they deserve. To celebrate quiet achievers in the region the Katherine Times - with the support of Nitmiluk Tours - proudly presents this weeks Community Hero. > YOUR say ... email editor.kathtimes@ruralpress.com The first quarter of the calendar year is the time businesses and organisations look at their strategic planning which is used to set priorities and to focus their energy and resources towards common goals with their employees and stakeholders. This discipline effort produces decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it and focuses on the future. A strategic plan will let a business or organisation know if it is successful. Recently the Local Government of the Northern Territory (LGANT) held an Executive weekend workshop in Darwin where we worked through our strategic plan for the next five years. Considerable time was spent reviewing the Vision of LGANT, Our Business and our Core Values. Local Government has gone through some significant changes during the past few years, and still more to be implemented on 1st July this year. LGANT are focussing on 4 main goals which in brief are: Goal 1 To enhance the status of local government (Local Government Understanding) as we feel that there is still more to be done to improve the standing of local government in the NT. Goal 2 - To enhance the performance of local government (Local Government Capacity) LGANT, in conjunction with its members, shall coordinate and run activities which focus on members council issues and assist with professional development. Goal 3 - To effectively advocate for and represent mem ber councils (Local Government Influence) LGANT shall represent the interest of local government in the NT as a sector acting as a conduit to other spheres of government and organisations. Goal 4 - Maintain an effective and efficient service (Maintaining and Improving LGANT capacity). LGANT shall ensure quality management services including human, financial and physical resource to achieve successful outcomes. These goals have annual priorities and will be measured in the 5 Year Strategic Plan Performance. Katherine Town Council elected members and executive staff have also recently weekend workshopped the Strategic Plan for the next financial year. FOR two long years Dance Teacher Christine Scutt has wanted to teach dance classes. A project like this needs positively and without the assistance of Karly Devereux, Hit the Dance Floor may never have started last week. Hit the Dance Floor is a fun interactive dance concept which offers classes for children aged 18 months to 12 years old. Choreographer Christine Scutt took over 80 enrolments and needed assistance to record the names, welcome the parents and help teach the class. Karly Devereux put up her hand and gave up six hours of her time to ensure the dance classes ran smoothly. Without her help I would have been completely stressed out, Ms Scutt said. It was a huge effort considering Karly was very sick last week. Its one of the things I love about her, she always puts everyone else first, Ms Scutt said. Ms Devereux has been described as a person who always has a smile on her face and always offers positivity. For two long years Karly has been the positive voice which has encouraged Christine to start the dance classes. She has been continuously helping with music ideas and provided moral support, Ms Scutt said. Last Saturday Ms Devereux volunteered her time to offer her ballet and jazz experience for a dance class called the Twirling Tutus. She has committed to help whenever she can to ensure Hit the Dance Floor can be a huge success in Katherine. Last week Ms Devereux went above and beyond to help her community. The reason I nominated her for Community Hero this week was because I would have been lost without her help, Ms Scutt said. www.facebook.com /KatherineTimes > OUR view ... by Paul Bidmeade WHEN news emerges that someone in your family has cancer, it sends shockwaves through the entire household. Everyone in Katherine at least knows a person who has been affected by cancer, yet we all live busy lives and often go about our routines without doing anything to help. Statistics show that one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Thirteen-year-old Katherine High School student Emily Holt decided to take action and be brave and shave her head for a cure. This Saturday, Emily will shave her head at midday at Reflections Hair Salon, next door to McDonalds. She will be joined by Russell Corrigan who will help Emily raise $2000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. Katherinites have a chance to do something for cancer research. By opening their hearts and their wallets, Katherinites can try to ensure Cancer is nothing more than a zodiac sign. All donations are tax deductable and as one member of Katherines bald trio I would greatly appreciate your donations. The Katherine community has proved what a generous community they are and I expect the Worlds Greatest Shave event to be no different. To donate to Team Katherine, please visit my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/teamkatherine. >> text the editor on 0477 334 202 or email editor.kathtimes@ruralpress.com THUMBS UP Thumbs up to Woolworths for supporting Clyde Fenton Primary School with a storage solution for their costumes and accessories. Much appreciated, thank you. - Clyde Fenton Primary School Council THUMBS DOWN Thumbs down to the violent, arrogant, and rude man from the newsagency in Katherine. I am a long-term resident who has never encountered having a newspaper aggressively ripped from me, simply because I wanted to get a phone number from it. You then proceeded to yell at me get out, we are not a library. I am appalled and deeply disgusted with your actions, seeing as I spend $20 per week there buying my magazines. So Katherinites, no browsing or reading unless you buy. This man needs to get back on his horse he rode in on. So much for shopping locally. Cant help but wonder if I was non-in digenous would this happen? CCTV would be great when I take this to the next level. - Christine 8 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MARCH 12 2014 www.katherinetimes.com.au > PICTURE of the week ... email editor.kathtimes@ruralpress.com > FROM the Mayors desk ... by Katherine Mayor Fay Miller ANNIE GOWDIN took this beautiful photo of the Victoria River at Policemans Point in Timber Creek. It was showcased in the Katherine Times photo exhibition Katherine - You are beautiful.