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The Northern Territory news Fri 23 Oct 2015



The Northern Territory news Fri 23 Oct 2015

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 2015 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA AFTER losing his iPhone in the drink during a boozy afternoon at the Beer Can Regatta three months ago, Brad Zanker thought he would never see the phone again. But as happens sometimes, the missing phone turned up miraculously still working but on the other side of the world. Lost phone travels world A Danish couple holidaying in Darwin picked the phone up and took it back home as a souvenir. They then managed to track Mr Zanker down. The couple sent him a Facebook message in August, but because theyre not friends, Mr Zanker didnt see it until this week. I found it in one of the other message folders, then when I read it I was a bit surprised, he said. The message, from a person named Jens-Ole, said they found the iPhone sitting in shallow water and took it home with them, thinking it wouldnt work. I tried to charge it, and it turned on, the message read. Its not working as it should, but I could see your name. The message then asked if they could keep the phone, or asked if they should send it back. Mr Zanker said a message trail between them suggested the Danes had gone through his photos. They said there were some awesome photos on there, so I really want to get the phone back just for the photos. He replaced the phone the day after the regatta. Ill send some money to them to send it back I cant believe it even turned on, having sat in seawater, he said. There was no cover on it. Normally when Im in the boat I lock the phone up, I must have had it out at the time and knocked it off the edge or something. I didnt notice it was gone until the next morning. Ive never been to Denmark before, so its gone on a good holiday. Danish tourists track down owner via Facebook DAMIEN McCARTNEY Jason Rogers was with Brendan Pringle when he caught a $10,000 fish from the Million Dollar Fish competition. Picture: IVAN RACHMAN Brendans reel happy to tag $10k BRENDAN Pringle knew as soon as the fish was in the boat the significance of this particular barra. I asked (friend Jason Rogers) if it was a red tag Id seen and he said: I think it was. The colour and the location ... I pretty well knew what it was straight away. Mr Pringle became the second fisho to land a $10,000 barra when he reeled in the 58cm fish late Wednesday afternoon while fishing the low tide at West Arm. He said he was just a bit shocked when Mr Rogers read the printing on the tag, confirming it was a prize fish. I didnt really know what to do, there was no reception out there so I couldnt phone anyone straight away. As soon as they got back in phone range, Mr Pringles wife sent him instructions on how to get the catch verified and he had confirmation shortly after. He said the fishing had gone quiet in the hours leading up to the big catch. We almost pulled up stumps a couple of times ... Im glad we didnt now. Mr Pringle, 29, said the money would be put towards getting the boat refitted. He said he planned to taxidermy the fish and mount it. The Million Dollar Fish competition closes on February 29, 2016. There are still 73 fish to be caught, including the $1 million grand prize. Focus on women in water TERRITORY women from all walks of life star in a unique underwater photographic exhibition opening in Darwin this evening. Two of Northern Australias most prominent photographers Therese Ritchie and David Hancock have compiled the photographic portraits of women in and out of Top End waters, called Women Who Get Wet. Mr Hancock, who shot the underwater photos in the harbour, Darwins waterfront, rock holes and swimming pools, said what began as an exercise in trialling new underwater photographic equipment turned into the latest com bined exhibition between the two. He said Ms Ritchie photographed each woman in portrait with her Leica MP rangefinder, before he then snapped the serene underwater shots. Whether they are in or out of the water our subjects emit an aura of uncomplicated confidence and strength so often found in women of the North, Mr Hancock said. Their direct gaze into Thereses Leica brings you eye-toeye with people of poise. In the water that poise transforms to physical grace that can only truly break free in a marine environment. Women Who Get Wet is the latest in a series of popular exhibitions at Gallery Two Six in Winnellie, Darwins premier photographic gallery. The exhibition opens at 6pm tonight with the gallery open tomorrow and Sunday and then by appointment. Margaret Miller at Buley Rockhole Picture: DAVID HANCOCK Mindil closing night Enchanted party Best costume prizes Freworks at 8.30pm thurs 29th oct 2 Markets to go