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Sun newspapers Wed 15 Jul 2015



Sun newspapers Wed 15 Jul 2015


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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06 NEWS WEDNESDAY JULY 15 2015 SUBE01Z01MA - V1 SPECIAL Forces soldiers attacked Hidden Valley Raceway under the cover of darkness on Monday night to bring down a mock enemy force. A co-ordinated insertion saw night-vision-equipped troops from six Australian, US and NZ Special Forces units slip from Blackhawk helicopters and assault vehicles to attack enemy positions in the complex. Major R., an Australian Army special forces officer and a lead planner for the exercise, said Special Forces had identified a fictional Kamarian Forces stronghold in the notional country of Monmir. Weve had Kamarian forces concentrate into a single location and that has triggered our coalition Special Forces units to interdict those forces before they conduct an attack on our Darwin facilities, he said. With that in mind (the units) have conducted the planning right through to the execution of this mission. Throughout the exercise, Special Forces cleared buildings, freed troops from a crashed helicopter and neutralised Kamarian soldiers before being extracted by chopper. Maj R. said the purpose of the exercise was so Australian, NZ and American Special Forces units could cement their ability to work together. The exercise was part of Talisman Sabre. Did you know that NT is one of the best locations for fresh caught seafood, and one of the best managed fsheries in Australia. In celebration of our good fortune, a new convenient packaging for fresh local seafood has been developed by Darwin Fish Market for the busy Territorian. The new product line, modifed atmosphere packaging (MAP) is as fresh as it comes. MAP extends the shelf life of the seafood while maintaining the quality and freshness. Ziko Ilic, co-owner of the Darwin Fish Market has developed an easy, economical product for customers with ready-to-cook portions thats convenient enough to grab for dinner. You will fnd fresh local Barramundi, Jewfsh, Spanish Mackerel Cutlets, Rock Cod, Crimson Snapper, Saddletail Snapper all freshly caught from the pristine waters of the Top End. Multi-Award Winning Darwin Fish Market exclusively selling Only Australian, 98% of this is sourced from the NT and is proud to provide the Northern Territory with the largest range of fresh locally caught seafood, and fresh cooked crustaceans and now with the new MAP packs available at selected stores around the NT. You can see the new product line and learn how simple it is to cook fresh, local snapper with a cooking demonstration by Local Celebrity Chef Steve Sunk, at Woolworths Coolalinga, 10.30 to 12.30 on Saturday 18 July ADVERTORIAL Sensational Seafood Go Wild.... Territory Wild! Ph: 08 8941 2522 Frances Bay Drive, Fishermans Wharf, Darwin. Why buy imported substitutes when the best catch is local? Ask if its local and support NT caught! Mystery deepens on PRH IT HAS all been a bit quiet on the Palmerston Regional Hospital front lately. The last community bulletin posted on the governments dedicated PRH web page on July 1 contained no updates but rather a near 500-word breakdown of the Territorys population statistics. The bulletin before that, on June 9, was for the news a tender had been awarded to construct the water main. The water main was also the subject of the governments last media release on PRHs progress, on June 5. The bulletin posted on the website on January 13 noted expressions of interest to build and operate the hospital were closing that week and that next month readers would be updated on the EOI and progress against the plans and milestones we are working towards in 2015. That update never eventuated. In fact, the next bulletin came more than four months later, on May 29. Under the headline Palmerston Regional Hospital progressing well, it explained the procurement model spoken of in the January post had actually now been scrapped and the government now sought a managing contactor instead. This was 24 days after the government first made that particular announcement. There is only one post on the PRH community noticeboard thats from February 24, and is the minutes from a meeting on a road upgrade. Asked if he was satisfied with communications, Health Minister John Elferink said he was. Solomon federal CLP MP Natasha Griggs last posted on her website about PRH on May 5, in which Labor was mentioned or referred to six times. Her Labor rival at the next election, Luke Gosling, said the hospital was the main issue raised with him when doorknocking constituents. A US and Australian Special Forces team arrives at an enemy stronghold, otherwise known as Hidden Valley, by Blackhawk helicopter. Pictures: MICHAEL FRANCHI Special Forces drop into Hidden Valley COURTNEY TODD Special Forces troops scout around Hidden Valley Raceway looking for enemies.