The Northern Territory news Fri 23 Oct 2015
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 2015 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Burlesque girls (from left) Strawberry Siren, Cassandra Jane and Zelia Rose are here for the Miss Burlesque Australia grand final Picture: ISABELLA MOORE Performers undressed for success FEATHERS, sequins and tassels will make for a big Friday night if these three stunners have anything to say about it. Some of the countrys best burlesque performers are in Darwin for the Miss Burlesque Australia grand final. Reaching Darwin in its sixth year, the event will amaze the Top End with the best in classic, neo and unique burlesque performances. Co-producer and Miss Burlesque Australia 2013 winner Strawberry Siren said the night would be full of classic glamour and inspire locals. Contestants present themselves in a gown parade to show who they are before a classic burlesque act and their own routine showing special skills, she said. Weve never even had a state final in the Territory so its exciting to have the grand final here. Were hoping to get the NT involved next year. There will also be five men competing for Mr Boylesque Australia 2015. The Miss Burlesque Australia grand final is at the Darwin Entertainment Centre (Playhouse) from 7.30pm tonight, tickets $55 from yourcentre .com.au Litchfield Park upgrades welcomed THE Property Council has backed upgrades to Litchfield National Park, which have now been put out to tender. Property Council NT director Ruth Palmer said the $10.4 million of upgrades would help boost tourism in the park. The tourism industry plays a vital role in the Territory economy behind the property industry and we need to ensure we continue to make our parks attractive for local, interstate and international visitors, she said. Upgrades will see more campsites, boardwalks and parking spaces in the park, Ms Palmer said. These projects help support our economy and will provide jobs to local businesses and contractors. Jabiru golfers in pink for cancer day JABIRU Golf Club is hosting a Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Day tomorrow to raise money for research. There is a lunch for ladies and their friends who may not want to try their golfing skills, but the Ambrose event will certainly make for an interesting contest. The 9-hole event will be played in teams of four, with a prize for best dressed group up for grabs. Teams must adhere to a pink theme in line with breast cancer awareness. The golf begins at 10am for a 10.30am tee-off, costing each person $20. A $20 ticket covers lunch and champagne on arrival, as well as door prizes entry. Lunch begins from 12.30pm, bookings essential on 8979 2575. Woman found guilty of murdering Prices sister THE woman accused of fatally stabbing the sister of Minister Bess Price was found guilty of her murder in the NT Supreme Court yesterday. The jury found Yvette Bennie, 33, guilty of stabbing Rosalie Edmonds with a kitchen knife at Warlpiri Camp near Katherine on April 29, 2014. Bennie, who sat in the dock, wearing a white T-shirt, hunched over as the jury returned a guilty verdict. Members of Ms Edmonds family gathered at the court to hear the guilty verdict returned. Derek Wayne, the oldest brother of Ms Edmonds, said outside court that justice had been served. He said the trial had been hard on his family as they awaited the jurys decision. My family down south is waiting for me to call them to let them know, he said. Its been hard because they were frightened about the outcome. At the moment we feel satisfied with the sentence, but my young sister, she misses her family. Justice has been done. Mr Wayne described his sis ter as a gentle person. She was a kind, good person. She wouldnt hurt anybody. He said his family was still coming to terms with Ms Edmonds death. Ms Price did not want to comment on the verdict yesterday. The jury heard closing arguments on Monday. Bennies lawyer Jon Tippett QC argued his client feared for her safety and acted in self defence. But prosecutor David Morters told the jurors Bennie was looking for a fight when she stabbed Ms Edmonds. The court heard Bennie faced a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 20 years. Bennie was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Wednesday. KIERAN BANKS Bowl up for a lawn sale A COMMUNITY lawn sale at Tennant Creek hopes to get the community together as well as attract out-of-towners to a central location. The event, to be held tomorrow morning, will have plenty for sale, including books, DVDs, clothing and household goods. There will also be sushi and curry kits available for purchase, and Marys Cakes for those who have a sweet tooth. There are toys and lucky dips on hand for the kids, while adults will have plenty to do either buying or selling products. Setting up a stall is free. The lawn sale is being held at the Tennant Creek transit centre tomorrow from 8am to 11.30am. CONTINUE YOUR DVD MOVIE COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND WITH THE AND COUPONINSIDE >> P2 Layout & Design2015 Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved. TOMORROW STUART LITTLE SUNDAY THE LORAX
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