The Northern Territory news Fri 23 Oct 2015
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 2015 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA fore the incident. He said he was teaching her how to take off on the side of the road when a red Toyota Corolla swerved into their path. Mr OConnor jumped clear Emma OConnor is in a critical condition after being involved in a hit and run on Ken Little Drive in Alice Springs. Hit-and-run horror has mum fighting for life A MOTHER of a threemonth-old child struck down in a suspected hit-and-run in Alice Springs is fighting for her life in an Adelaide hospital. Police released CCTV images yesterday in a bid to find the driver who ran down 24year-old Emma OConnor on Len Kittle Dr in front of her husband just after 6.30pm on Wednesday. Jesse OConnor said his wife received her motorcycle learners licence two days be but the force of the collision sent his wife flying into the air. I felt helpless. Just watching it all happen and not being able to do anything to help, he said. Ms OConnor was taken to Alice Springs in a critical condition and was later transported to Royal Adelaide Hospital. Mr OConnor has flown to Adelaide to be by his wifes side. He said the couple had a young son earlier this year. Hes just three months old. He needs his mum and now she is in hospital fighting for her life, he said. Yesterday, police continued searching for the driver of a red 1991 to 1994 model Toyota Corolla. Major Crash Investigations Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Ordelman said the car was captured on CCTV cameras. It was particularly callous that a driver has struck down someone, not stopped and fled the scene, he said. He said the incident was very traumatic for Ms OConnor and her family. Its in the best interests of the driver that they surrender to police, he said. If people have any knowledge of that type of car or any suspicious activity, like a car being absent from a particular place or a person not coming to work or a car being covered up. He said the car sustained damage to the front grille, across to its right hand side and a cracked windscreen. He said investigations into the incident are ongoing. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. KIERAN BANKS Hes just three months old. He needs his mum and now she is in hospital Tidy trip to attend awards REMOTE Territory communities will travel to Katherine tonight as part of the 2015 Northern Territory Tidy Towns award ceremony. The awards recognise the efforts of council staff and residents from communities across the Northern Territory, and for some it will be a four day round trip testament to the enthusiasm and respect for the annual event. Deputy Chief Minister Willem Van Westra Holthe and Minister for Local Government and Community Services Bess Price will present the awards at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre. Communities are nominated for categories such as Community Participation, Waste Management and Best Regional Council among others. Communities are also nominated for the Best Small Community, Best Medium Community and Best Large Community categories. Earlier this year, the desert community of Titjikala took home the Heritage and Culture award, won at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards 2015 held in Sheffield, Tasmania. Learn how to connect A FORUM exploring issues relating to effective business communication with indigenous residents will be held at the Charles Darwin University Darwin Waterfront campus today as part of October Business Month (OBM). Minister for Business Peter Styles said OBM was about providing practical advice and skills to help businesses. Another highlight of todays OBM will be the 2015 Territory Tidy Towns Awards dinner in Katherine. OBM will see more than 190 events staged across the Northern Territory throughout this month. To find out how to take part in OBM visit www.obm.nt. gov.au. The forum will run from 2-4.45pm. Tiger Brennan Drive Duplication, Family Fun Day 10am to 2pm, Sunday 25 October 2015 The Northern Territory Government is holding a Family Fun Day at the Tiger Brennan Drive site office, Hidden Valley from 10am to 2pm, Sunday 25 October 2015 On the day, you will have an opportunity to have your name personally engraved on an aluminum tag which will be embedded into bollards along the Tiger Brennan Drive shared user path. Other activities on the day include bus tours along the works, construction equipment displays, an opportunity to meet the project team, food stalls and jumping castles. www.nt.gov.au/infrastructure Hidden Valley Bridges Family Fun Day B e rr im a h R o a d Tiger Brennan Drive Am y Jo hn so n Av en ue Tiger Brennan Drive Stuart Highway H id d e n V a ll e y R o a d
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