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MacDonnell Regional Council

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Alice Springs




volume 7 issue 2, April 2015

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MacDonnell Shire Council Newsletter

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MacDonnell Regional Council Staff Newsletter APRIL 2015 volume 7 issue 2 page 13 Mobiles can work in the bush Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) has developed a Mobile Hotspot that means communities, outstations and tourism ventures can use their mobile phones when they would normally be out-of-service. CATs Mobile Hotspot captures signals from mobile phone towers and amplify them to a usable level, extending mobile coverage into areas where previously there was none. It helps tourists and other people call for help when they get bogged, outstation resident Kunmanara Ungwanaka said, Its keeping them safe and giving us privacy and less worry. Not knocking on our door calling for help at night in languages we dont know. Of all the things the traditional owners could have spent their collective rent money on they decided to prioritise a project that helps the wider community. Its a win-win, CLC Director David Ross said. CAT is interested to hear from people living remotely who may wish to see a Mobile Hotspot installed near them. For more information contact CATs Technical Officer, Andrew Crouch on (08) 8959 6100. Offices in Hermannsburg, Amoonguna and Titjikala as well as our Alice Springs office and even the Central Desert Regional Councils head office have all taken up the challenge and have begun recycling their printer cartridges. Had they kept sending their printer cartridges to their tip, they would be taking up to 1000 years to break down! When will your community office join our Printer Cartridge Recycling Program Kura, our Customer Service Officer is keen to receive all printer cartridges from all communities for recycling with Planet Ark. Contact her on 8958 9600 or email info@macdonnell.nt.gov.au to arrange your recycling.

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