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Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016



Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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News V1 - NTNE01Z01DS SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 05 LOW temperatures on Sunday morning made for good browsing weather at the monthly dry season Territory Made Markets in the George Brown Botanical Gardens. Market organiser Sarah Price said the cool weather saw people out in force in jeans and jumpers. This was our fourth market for the year and weve generally been getting a couple of thousand people throughout each market day, she said. Kate Napper and Pete Gower from Why Knot enjoyed being rugged up under the shady trees as they manned their stall. The pair sold floor mats and dog leads made from repur posed fishing rope from across Australia. We search out fishermen who are about to throw out the rope and we repurpose it, Ms Napper said. Mr Gower said the frayed, faded rope made for unique floor mats with a great story. Some of the rope we use has been in the ocean for five years, he said. But once the rope starts to get a bit frayed particularly in the cray fishing industry it starts to catch and isnt useful to the fishermen anymore. So we take it off their hands and up cycle it into something useful once again. Ms Napper said the markets were the perfect venue to sell their wares. Mr Gower said people were loving the fact that the mats were upcycled. Why Knot stallholders Kate Napper and Pete Gower with their recycled fish rope mats Picture: PATRINA MALONE A NEW festival has been proposed to celebrate the history and heritage of Fannie Bay. Community groups have long been seeking a vehicle to highlight the rich wartime, aviation and recreational history of the waterside suburb. Country Liberal candidate for Fannie Bay Karen Brown said she had been talking with community groups eager to launch a new event in the area. There are some great stories in Fannie Bay and Parap and some long-term residents who have a real understanding of the history of the suburbs, she said. Lets celebrate and learn about our history to preserve and share with our next gener ations. She said she would launch a Facebook page this week so people could provide feedback. A loose proposal was outlined in a media statement released at the weekend, which said the festival could incorporate a weekend or a week-long series of events to showcase the history of landmarks and notable events that have occurred and still exist within Fannie Bay. The so-called hero event of the festival would be a street parade along Ross Smith Ave, the original airstrip of Darwin. Fannie Bays aviation history is soon to recognise a significant milestone with the centenary of the Great Air Race on December 10, 2019. It was 100 years ago when Ross and Keith Smith won the race from England to Australia when they landed at Fannie Bay. This event will be commemorated by aviators from around the world and could be an ideal focus for the festival, the media statement read. The Country Liberal Party announced that if they were successful at the election, they would help support getting such new festivals off the ground to the tune of $1 million. Deputy Chief Minister Peter Styles made the funding pledge outside the annual Beer Can Regatta at Mindil Beach on Sunday. Fannie Bay fest proposal Fishing gear roped in for market sale COURTNEY TODD What We Provid e All mechanic al repairs Car accesso ries Spare parts Brake pads Hard engine parts Ignition lead s Automotive a nd marine batte ries Battery recyc ling (we pay for ol d batteries) Rego inspect ions Headlight res torations And much, much more! Parts and Batter ies - 89471913 Mechanical - 89 47 3431 1/11 Tannadice S treet Winnellie 0821 NT Why choose us? CALL 0419 188 892 or Email admin@tropiccleaning.com.au Exceptional attention to detail Quick resolution if problem arises Flexible hours to suit your needs Family owned and locally operated SERVICING ALL AREAS 7 DAYS A WEEK For high quality industrial, commercial and residential cleaning services