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Sunday Territorian 14 Feb 2016



Sunday Territorian 14 Feb 2016


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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 2016 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA DEPUTY Chief Minister Willem Westra Van Holthe kept his title another day while he spent it considering his future, Chief Minister Adam Giles said. At a media event in Alice Springs yesterday morning Mr Giles told reporters: Willems considering his future and Im sure hell make a statement later today or early tomorrow morning. Mr Giles repeated the same statement when asked whether he would take action to stand the embattled minister down himself. CLP sources say the Deputy Chief Minister has been told by several colleagues including Mr Giles that his position is untenable and he should quit for the good of the party and the Territory. He just doesnt seem to re alise how serious this has become one MLA said. If it goes on any longer we risk further damaging our reelection chances. Mr Westra van Holthe has admitted considering a $570,000 investment with Ho Chi Minh City-based CT Group and signing a share offer, but says he never went through with the deal. The Deputy Chief Minister says he accepted hospitality from his current partner who was at the time employed by CT Group as the secretary to totally to Top End fishing, as well as Territory-specific boat and 4WD reviews, and Top End travel. Mr Julius said to help celebrate this special anniversary issue, each magazine will come with a $20 tackle voucher redeemable at any Tackle World store. We couldnt be happier with this NAFA number 30; it literally bursts out of its covers with spectacular action, locations, techniques and fish images, and some of the graphic underwater shots are simply mind-blowing, he said. There is also a 55-page NAFA outdoors 4x4 traveland camping flip-over magazine on the back. We also review the Toyota HiLux, he said. The magazine features QR codes which allow the reader to watch 4WD and boat tests to Good Gear models Sara Papp and Bryre Roots battling big Darwin offshore reef fish. NAFA is out now and can be bought at any good newsagency and tackle shop for $19.95 %25off A BOTTLE OF ROS bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. Available on 9 November 2015 unless sold out prior. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores or through Woolworths online. Offer valid today only and 1 transaction per customer only, excludes cask wine. XXXXXXXXXXXX SAVE A BUNCH ON ROS 14 FEBRUARY Get 25% of a bottle of ros at BWS when you buy a Special Gift Arrangement of 12 Roses for $22 from Woolworths. bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. La Planchelliere Cabernet dAnjou, Bird In Hand Pinot Ros OR Jacobs Creek Cool Harvest Shiraz Ros 750ml. Available in NT from Wednesday 3rd February to Sunday 14th February unless sold out prior. Limit Rights Reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores or through Woolworths online. 25% off a single bottle of Ros, only available when you buy a Special Gift Arrangement of 12 roses for $22 from Woolworths and present your receipt in store - Redeem until Tuesday 16th February. BP100D1402NT Willie a dead man walking the chairman while he was visiting Vietnam in a private capacity. The revelations came to light after an NT News special investigation, which spanned months. Mr Mr Westra van Holthe continues to deny any wrongdoing while Labor has called for a police inquiry. The Sunday Territorian understands most in the wing accept that Mr Westra van Holthe is a dead man walking. We seem to have had a good run in the media for the past three months ... now this is a setback a Minister said. We have told Willem he has our personal support. But I think hes got to realise that sticking to his guns on this one hurts the team and its time to fall on his own sword. Another MLA said: Its an election year and no one wants Willems mistake to hurt them. BEN SMEE He just doesnt seem to realise how serious this has become It put up a hell of a fight, he said. The problem was you couldnt fit it in the net and then getting it in the boat, it took two of us to lift it in the boat. The biannual publication started in 1992 and features fishing and outdoors adventures, as well as a huge NT section with 70 pages devoted Key study gives hope to scabies sufferers THOUSANDS of scabies mites were analysed by Australian researchers in a study that could lead to more healthy skin in people in remote Aboriginal communities. The team used cutting-edge genome technologies to identify the genetic map of the human parasitic scabies mite. Scabies, a contagious disease characterised by extreme itching, is a major health problem in developing countries and in indigenous Australian populations. The research, published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, was led by Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Dr Katja Fischer from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland. They say the finding will accelerate research that could lead to new ways of preventing and treating scabies infestations. A shocking seven out of 10 children in remote Aboriginal communities will contract scabies before they reach one year of age, Prof Papenfuss said. Scabies infestations often become infected, which can cause rheumatic fever and acute kidney disease. We analysed thousands of mites to get sufficient DNA for sequencing and developed bespoke analysis methods to overcome DNA contamination from the host animal and bacteria in the wound, Prof Papenfuss said. From monsters to models, NT fishing mag has it all JUDITH AISTHORPE THE Top Ends very own fishing magazine National Australian Fishing Annual is celebrating its 30th edition as its editor shows off a ripper he caught on the Murray River. NAFAs managing editor Alex Julius caught the 40kg fish last Wednesday. NAFA editor Alex Julius, seen here with the monster 40kg Murray cod he caught, is delighted with the magazines 30th edition (inset)