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The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016



The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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02 NEWS FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2016 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 KIDS from the Amoonguna community have been drawing their finest caterpillars to be displayed during Parrtjima A Festival in Light. The festival will feature contemporary and traditional indigenous art, culture and stories. At a recent workshop at the Amoonguna school, elder Ed Pupils wiggly artistry ward Neal told students the Yeperenye Caterpillar story. The whole school had the privilege of listening to Edward tell a story which had been passed down to him through the generations, said principal Cherie Gibbens. We went to Emily Gap for the telling; a place which the traditional owners of Amoonguna are custodians of. The students then designed caterpillar artworks to be transformed into a brightly lit installation at Alice Springs Desert Park for the festival which starts next month. Northern Territory Events managing director Andrew Hopper is delighted how people are embracing the festival. Its something we had hoped for when we first started talking to community members in Alice Springs, he said. The Amoonguna artwork has been taken away to be made into templates which will go onto a Yeperenye Caterpillar during the festival. The caterpillars will then be illuminated from the inside and matched with a soundscape, Mr Hopper said. Ms Gibbens said students were looking forward to seeing their artworks come to life. They were able to piece together why they were listening to the caterpillar story, doing the design and what the end product is going to mean, Ms Gibbens said. Parrtjima A Festival in Light will be held at Alice Springs Desert Park from September 23 to October 2. Amoonguna schools Dinela Woods, Mary Ray Dickson, Lita Peters and Leathan Rubunjta show their caterpillar drawings, the designs will be incorporated into an artwork for the Parrtjima A Festival in Light. Jim Robertson Candidates air ideas on economy TRUST in government, the economy, hospitals and alcohol were all subjects suggested by the three candidates for Araluen in a radio debate yesterday morning. Economy was the first debate topic chosen on 783 ABC Alice Springs. Country Liberal Party candidate Steve Brown said a resurgence in tourism was thanks to the work his party had done on law and order, while Labor candidate Adam Findlay said his party was focused on steady growth. The debate came the morning after a televised leaders debate, where Chief Minister Adam Giles had the better of Labors Michael Gunner. Mr Findlay said the CLP had been the subject of scandal after scandal, after host Emma Haskin picked up Mr Browns statement his party had proven itself to be a good team. Ms Haskin suggested the CLPs tenure was characterised by instability. Teams often struggle, people come and go, Mr Brown said. The team is in tatters and it has been for a long time, said independent candidate Robyn Lambley. Andrea Johnston Australia Post is encouraging children across the country to write and send their letters of support to the Australian Paralympic Team as they preparefor their journey to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. As Major Partner and the Offi cial Postal and Logistics Supplier of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team, Australia Posts Letter Link program provides parents, teachers and students with fun, educational activities to mark the special sporting occasion. With less than a month to go until the Games kick off, children can begin writing and posting their letters to PO Box 24433, MELBOURNE VIC 3001. Letters with a $1 stamp received by the end of October 2016 with names and return addresses clearly marked on the back will receive a postcard reply from the Team. We are looking forward to receiving and reading messages from kids right across Australia for what will be our biggest and hopefully our most successful Paralympic Games yet, said fi ve-time Australian Paralympic wheelchair tennis player and 2016 Australian Paralympic Team cocaptain Daniela Di Toro. Letters can be placed in any Australia Post red post box or in-store at selected post offi ces. Dont forget to include a $1 stamp with your name and return address clearly marked on the back. For more information, visit www.auspost.com.au/education. ADVERTISEMENT Aussie kids encouraged to write to Australian Paralympians