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The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Sep 2015



The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Sep 2015


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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4 2015 NEWS 03 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA an entry and exit wound straight through its heart. Mr Warde said he had seen a car driving away as he walked down, but didnt think to take note of its registration. Mr Warde labelled the act cruelty of the worst. Twinkles and See-See have grown up together since they were calves and had been moved to Banka Banka from nearby Muckaty Station and the Wauchope Roadhouse before that. NT Police confirmed on Wednesday they were investigating the incident. A very dark blue or black late model four-wheel-drive was seen in the area about this time and police are very keen to speak with the occupants of this vehicle, a spokesman said. The arrows appear to be compound bow arrows, which are controlled weapons in the NT. Anyone with information should contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Bike rider robbed by pair in Gillen POLICE are seeking information after a bike rider was robbed in Gillen. A 36-year-old cyclist was riding home about 9pm on Tuesday when he was approached by two men at the intersection of Pedler Ave and Lewis St. Police allege one of the offenders struck the victim and stole his backpack, which contained camera equipment, before both men fled on foot. One offender is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance, 175cm tall, with solid build and short hair, wearing a red rugby jumper and thongs. The second offender was 175cm tall, skinny build, wearing a dark T-shirt and a baseball cap. Report information to police on 131 444. Palaeontologists dig for wonders SOME 50 palaeontologists from around the world descended on Alice Springs this week, sharing research about everything from American shark teeth to Queenslands dwarf turtles. The 15th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, run by the Museum of Central Australia, returned to Alice Springs after it was first developed and hosted here 30 years ago. Director Marcus Schutenko said Central Australia was home to many world-renowned palaeontological research sites, including the oldest graves of bony vertebrates known anywhere on Earth. The conference runs until tomorrow. Twinkles the camel and his mate See-See the donkey in their heyday at the Wauchope Hotel, with SA publican Bob Richard. Inset: Twinkles and See-See were brutally killed with arrows at Banka Banka station near Tennant Creek on Tuesday. Pictures: SUPPLIED THE unrestricted speed zone north of Alice Springs is expected to bring economic benefits to the town as car manufacturers from around the world gear up to test their vehicles in safe, controlled conditions. Chief Minister Adam Giles confirmed yesterday the trial had proved successful and would become permanent, with an extra 60km added. The general manager of Reward to aid hunt for Twinkles killer A $500 reward has been posted for information leading to the capture of the culprits who killed a pet camel and a donkey with a compound bow at a remote Central Australian cattle station. Territory icon Twinkles the beer-chugging camel and his mate See-See the donkey had been on Banka Banka Station for barely an hour when they were allegedly shot at point-blank range with a compound bow. Now, station manager Bob Warde said he was offering a reward to anyone who can give any information that leads to the arrest of the killers. Mr Warde said Twinkles and See-See had just arrived at the station, on the Stuart Highway 100km north of Tennant Creek, when they were shot on Tuesday afternoon. He said he was going down to check on them when he saw See-See having a roll in the dirt. When he got closer, he found two puncture wounds Peter Kittle Motor Company, Andrew Kittle, said he knew of several manufacturers who were keen to bring cars and test crews to the Centre. I know when the open speed limits were originally taken away we lost a lot of that business, Mr Kittle said. Just about all year round there was one manufacturer or the other here, but that pretty well disappeared straight away when the open speed limits were cut. Ive had word from a couple of manufacturers who we deal with that they are interested in coming back. Its definitely a positive for the town. Mr Kittle said manufacturers liked being able to test vehicles on straight sections of road with little traffic at high speed in hot conditions. Central Australia will now rival the Middle East to attract this lucrative niche tourism market, which also offers global media coverage and publicity. I know when Toyota came here about 10 years ago with the Camry of the time they were testing, there were about 25 people, Mr Kittle said. Once they had done the testing with the engineers they actually flew in purchasing officers from all around the world. Mr Giles confirmed the extension last night at a Red CentreNATS welcome event in Alice Springs. Driver safety has always been paramount during the trial and the sections of the Stuart Highway selected were chosen because they represented the least risk and lowest crash statistics, Mr Giles said. The traffic counter data shows there was only a small increase in driver speed in the trial sections. The survey results indicate most drivers are driving to the conditions. A Transport Department report to Cabinet has been released after the Government gave a copy to the Centralian Advocate on Wednesday. It shows there were 11 accidents on the trial stretch, but only one serious injury. In that case, alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt were identified as causes. The average speed in both unrestricted zones was between 113-118km/h. The government will spend $2.5 million upgrading the additional 60km section. NT Labor and medical professionals oppose the open speed limit on road safety grounds. No limits for car tourism Michael Gorey Principal speaker Peter Spencer, (featured in Mr Millionaire) with local property specialist Brad Dolahenty and Grant Orr from NT Property Panel will share a road map of proven principles and show you how build a property portfolio. Find out how to invest with no cash deposit and no weekly repayments. How to massively reduce your tax and how you can build real wealth through property investment. Book your FREE seat now! Double tree by Hilton. Spinifex Room. 82 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs. 30 SEATS only! Wednesday the 9 September 2015 5:45pm RSVP Grant on 04321 99 771 or Via email grant@ntpropertypanel.com.au NTPP is an independent investment property advisory company based in The NT that has been successfully educating Territorians for over 10 years. We have a local team that will help you make the best decision on how and where to invest your money and time. Well Teach You: Why You Should Attend: Do you want to understand property investment and create a property portfolio? Meet Currect Clients and hear their investment experiences frsthand. Speak with our Panel of Property Investors. Complimentary drinks and food will be provided. Its FREE! The basics of property investing. What makes a good real estate investment. How to structure a multi-property portfolio. How to finance & protect your investments. Use all your tax to help pay for your property. Purchase with no money down. How to protect your principal home. 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