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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region
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News 02 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 ABOUT 150 people gathered on Sunday to fight against a string of developments proposed for Darwin. One of the main sparks for their anger was the possible rezoning of the rural area. Rally organiser and independent candidate for Port Darwin Carol Phayer, who lives in Humpty Doo, said the protest was over a government failure to follow procedure in terms of planning, and urged the NT Government to accept their demands. It is quite inconvenient at times living out there, but we do it because we love the lifestyle, Ms Phayer said. Build Weddell. It would solve the many population problems and theres water access, theres road access. Despite the outcry, NT Planning Commission chairman Gary Nairn said plans for rezoning the rural area were consistent with the broad community view that growth around the rural activity centres is appropriate if planned well. The plan provides a level of certainty for the current and future residents of the rural area that their lifestyles will be protected, while also facilitating many of the services a growing population expects: childcare, medical facilities etc, Mr Nairn said. One protester was 13-yearold Kiara Baker, who attended the rally with her rooster Hulk. Ms Baker said Hulk could be the mascot of the campaign, as he would be the one most affected if property sizes were decreased. Im here to give a voice to people, rather than the government just doing what they want, she said. Rural NT gathers to revolt PHILLIPPA BUTT Im here to give a voice to people Jazmin Lord, 9, and Roma Lewis, 8, are in the Pumper Jumpers Squad Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Jumpers skip off to take on nations best TWELVE talented Darwin skippers are travelling to Sydney in June to compete in the 2016 Australian Rope Skipping Championships. This is the third national competition for 19-year-old Sarah Brown, who started skipping about eight years ago. After a while, skipping can get really addictive, Ms Brown laughed. She coaches younger skip pers, advising them to practise, practise, practise. Eight-year-old Roma Lews is the youngest Pumper Jumpers Squad member, a team which trains at Parap Primary School. Skipping is so much fun, Roma said. Training can be tiring but I love performing with my friends. Parap Primary School teach er and Pumper Jumpers coach Kim Rowe said skipping was an awesome cardiovascular exercise. Skipping is a fantastic sport, Mrs Rowe said. She said there were 60 kids in the Pumper Jumpers and some of the elite skippers were heading to nationals to compete. They enjoy competing, Mrs Rowe said. I am so proud of how hard to NT squad has trained leading up to this competition in Sydney. The best thing about skipping is they can take risks and make mistakes and the audience will still love them. Ms Brown will compete in the World Rope Skipping Championships in Swedne in July. It will be her first time competingan internationally. On sale until Sunday 5 June 2016 at participating Post Off ices. For your nearest participating Post Off ice call: All States 13 POST (13 76 78). Visit our website: auspost.com.au Products only available from participating Post Off ices and Business Hubs. A failure by a supplier to deliver in accordance with sample, description or not at all, or other unintentional causes, may result in some lines being unavailable. Accessories not included in price unless stated. Products available and prices valid until Sunday 5 June 2016 unless otherwise indicated or unless sold out. All prices shown are GST inclusive and are recommended. The Australia Post trademarks and their associated device marks are trademarks (registered or otherwise) of the Australian Postal Corporation. #Limit 1 per customer. No rainchecks. Phone is network locked. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Limit 1 per customer. Norainchecks. Device is network locked. ^Telecommunications: Off ers subject to change, network availability and while stocks last atparticipating Post Off ices only. ID required. No trade sales. Handsets and broadband products are locked to the relevant carrier. Unlocking fee may apply. Check carrier website for coverage in your area. Telstra Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus# 4 display 5MP camera 1.2GHz quad-core processor 12914 3G WiFi Modem (E5251) 2GB start-up data foruse in Australia within 14days Up to 4 hours ofbattery life Connect up to 10devices 67672 SanDisk Cruzer Glide 16GB USB Drive 64327 SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Card 49732 Technically wevegot it all at your local Post Off ice HALF PRICE $799 HALF PRICE $2999 $1490^ HOT PRICE $49^ SAVE $50 4.2