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The Centralian advocate Fri 24 Jun 2016



The Centralian advocate Fri 24 Jun 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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FRIDAY JUNE 24 2016 NEWS 07 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA THE bare ground north of the Greatorex Pavilion has been transformed into what will be a thriving area of activity when the Alice Springs Show kicks into gear next week. Bells Amusements rolled into town with all the rides, games and stalls on Tuesday and began putting Side Show Alley together yesterday. Bells Boxing Tent, the forerunner to the current collection of entertainments, first came to Alice Springs in the early 1960s. My grandfather Roy was coming to Alice Springs with his boxing tent when the show was held in May but that did not fit in with our schedule, Elwin Bell said. So he changed the date so it ran this week before the Tennant Creek Show. We have been coming to the Alice Springs ever since and go on to Tennant Creek and Darwin shows as well. There are a couple of new rides to Alice Springs this year Ranger and Rocket Ship. We also have brought back the favourites such as Hurricane, Cha Cha, Tornado, Ghost Train, Speed, dodgem Cars and more. Some of the rides have come out of the Sydney Easter Show. People will be walking on water with the Water Walk-Robert West and Elwin Bell bring the new Ranger ride to town at Blatherskite Park in Alice Springs. Picture: REX NICHOLSON A DEPARTMENT of Health nurse with human resources responsibilities has been reprimanded after sending a snarky email to workers berating them for not volunteering for extra duties. The email was sent by a Central Australia Health Service nursing services recruit New rides Ranger and Rocket Ship sure to be a blast at Alice Show Steve Menzies ment co-ordinator to clinical staff at the Yuendumu and Nyirripi health clinics. In it, the worker attacked staff for not volunteering for secondment to Nyirripi alongside a nurse who was working there alone due to an emergency situation. The recruitment co-ordinator accused staff of hypocrisy in joining campaigns for better safety protocols in the wake of a spat of attacks on remote nurses. Registered nurses recently rallied decking themselves with white armbands, social page pledges of support and signing petitions that called for all that (sic) nurses to be safe in remote communities, the email read. My problem is when the situation arises where support is needed and called for no one is willing to step up to the plate! I am astounded, in fact thoroughly sickened, by the level of support being offered to assist in keeping (nurse) safe. The email was followed two hours later by a response from CAHS nursing and midwifery director Brycen Brook. Mr Brook apologised to staff for the previous email which he wrote had been sent in the heat of the moment. However, not withstanding her reasons, it should not have gone out to you or any other clinic, he wrote. A CAHS spokeswoman said the service did not condone email such as that sent by the recruitment co-ordinator. Snarky email creates stir HAYLEY SORENSEN Nurse attacks health workers over lack of support ing Balls, while others might prefer the Bumper Boars. Mr Bell said there was something for everyone including Jumping Castle, Jungle of Fun Factory and kiddies rides. No Side Show Alley is complete without the chance to win prizes. And there will be plenty of dagwood dogs, thousands of bags of fairy floss and doughnuts as well. Apart from the entertainment Bells Amusements brings to the Alice Springs Show, there is the chance for people who do not mind doing some work to make some money. We might need up to 100 casual workers for the weekend (Friday and Saturday), Mr Bell said. In the past plenty of people have walked in and asked if there was any work and this will happen again. Alice Springs is a good little show Ive been coming all my life. I always look forward to coming. The showgrounds are looking the best they ever have. Alice Springs is a good show, Ive been coming all my life. E L W I N B E L L thirstycamelntthirstycamel.com.au TODD TAVERN 1 Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Ph 8952 1255 Specials valid 24/6/2016 until 3/7/2016 or while stocks last. Photos for illustration purposes only. E&OE. To the best of the suppliers knowledge the information is correct but that they will not be held responsible if an error is found. Thirsty Camel supports the responsible serving and consumption of alcohol. PRICES MAY VARY IN COUNTRY/REGIONAL AREAS DUE TO FREIGHT. TAS0078 Great Northern Super Crisp Lager 375ml Cans 30 Block $4698 Lindemans Bin Range 750ml $25any 3 for Strongbow Cider 375ml Cans 10 Pack $1998

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