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Sun newspapers Wed 3 Feb 2016



Sun newspapers Wed 3 Feb 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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02 NEWS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3 2016 SUBE01Z01MA - V1 New Families event this Saturday, which sees a range of organisations, groups and services come together under one roof to show what they are about to new and existing members of defence. Potts, 32, will join the NT Writers Centre for a meet and greet at the gathering, which will take place at Darwin Waterfront, from 10am-2pm. He will also take part in a Meet the Author event at The Bookshop Darwin this Friday, from 11.30am until 1pm, and will run a writing workshop, Writing for Thrills, on Sunday at the NT Writers Centre. Anyone interested in learning more about the process of writing a page-turning thriller should sign up. It is free for NTWC members, $20 for others. Bookings are essential. Phone 8941 2651. Casuarina Shop 23a Casuarina Shopping Village 54 Bradshaw Terrace Casuarina NT 0810 P. (08) 8945 6911 casmed@bigpond.com Palmerston Shop 34 Oasis Shopping Centre 10 Temple Terrace Palmerston NT 0830 P. (08) 8932 4333 oasismed@bigpond.com HumPty Doo Shop 4 Humpty Doo Shopping Village 28 Freds Pass Road Humpty Doo NT 0836 P. (08) 8988 4888 fredspassmed@bigpond.com HowarD sPrings Howard Springs Shopping Centre 284 Whitewood Road Howard Springs NT 0835 P. (08) 8983 3055 howmed@bigpond.com Berry sPrings Shop B5 Berry Springs Shopping Village 10 Doris Road Berry Springs NT 0838 P. (08) 8988 7500 berrysprings@arafuramedical.com.auarafuramedical.com.au Our Medical Services Include: Skin cancer checks (individual and bulk) Skin cancer treatments (including surgery) Health plans Patient health information and counselling Health checks Hearing tests Family planning Pap smears Obstetrics Spirometry Vaccinations (including childhood immunisations and travel) Minor surgery (including stitching of wounds, removing moles, skin lesions, skin cancers) Wound dressing Suture removal Casting simple fractures Plaster removal Diabetes advisor Nutrition advice On-site pathology ECG We offer the following qualifcations: HLT51612 - Diploma of Nursing HLT32512 - Certifcate III in Health Services Assistance CHC30408 - Certifcate III in Disability Care CHC30212 - Certifcate III in Aged Care CHC30312 - Certifcate III in Home and Community Care CHC20212 - Certifcate II in Community Services To register your interest in one of our courses, please contact us on (08) 8927 5995 or email: admin@fox.edu.au Visit us at: www.fox.edu.au Find us on Facebook Our organisation offers support, development and professionalism making your training journey a pleasure to undertake. Professionals in caringProfessionals in caring RTO Code 40674 Spy novelist visits Top End for thrills BOOK lovers can meet one of Australias newest authors this week, with Graham Potts coming to town. Queenslander Potts, whose book No Free Man is described as a spy thriller, is a serving member of the Royal Australian Air Force where he fixes aeroplanes ... I wont go into specifics. Although hes lived all around the country, hes never made it to Darwin before. The Northern Territory is more beautiful and more terrifying than any character Ive ever written, he said. With my defence background, Ive lived in nearly every state of Australia, yet this will be my first trip to Darwin and Im really looking forward to it. His visit coincides with the Defence Community Organisations annual Welcome to Im not against progress and development, I just think this is not keeping in with the Virginia environment, Ms McMillan said. The building concept put forward by building owner Ray McCasker, to the Development Consent Authority, proposed a drive-through bottle shop, a large function and dining room, an indoor and outdoor dining area and a lounge area at the rear of the existing tavern. It would see four access roads on to Hinton Road. The concept included plans to double the number of pokie machines to 20, extend the motel, and build undercover parking below the planned extension, which will house the lounge area and dining room. Were talking about possibly hundreds of vehicles going in and out every day, Ms McMillan said. Now its a quiet road but it was never meant to be busy. At a Litchfield council meeting earlier this month, Herbert Road resident Greg Smith spoke against the proposal, and requested council not support the application. However, council officers have proposed council accepts the application at the Litchfield A PROPOSAL to redevelop the Virginia Tavern into a multimillion dollar establishment has irked nearby residents, who dont want their one-way street held up by bottle shop customers. Virginias Ros McMillan has lived on Hinton Road for nearly 33 years and said the proposal to expand and redevelop the tavern would have a negative effect on the small street that has 11 residences on it. council meeting tonight, provided the builder adhere to councils conditions. In his response to the DCA, general manager Infrastructure and Planning Graeme Francis requested access on Hinton Road be reduced to one access, not four, given it was a local, rural road. He requested council receive a schematic plan outlining storm water management. Public comment on the development application closed last week. Tavern upgrade opposed DANI McDONALD Residents in tiny street protest RAAF member and author Graham Potts is coming to town for workshops and signings. Check for weather damage RURAL residents are being urged to make sure their meter poles are holding up against the wet season. NT Worksafe principal inspector Robin Smith said some rural properties have experienced power disruption after the saddles holding conduits in place rusted away and detached from the power poles. A number of conduits are becoming detached from private power poles due to age, corrosion and storms, which can result in loss of power, Mr Smith said. We urge people to check their meter poles and meter boxes for deterioration and arrange for an electrical contractor to undertake repairs where required. Residents should not attempt to repair the issue themselves as a fall from height or electrocution is a real risk when working near the Power Water Corporation service line. A meter pole and conduit

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