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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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WEDNESDAY JULY 15 2015 NEWS 07 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA PALMERSTONS resident cat family has been reunited after four kittens were found alone in a drain pipe. The Palmerston community rallied together to help the Water Tower Tabby find her kittens last week. Animal rescuer Sandy Hayes, who caught the cat and helped find the kittens, said community spirit had saved the animals. It was just amazing that everyone knew about it and helped to find the babies, she said. The four kittens were found by construction workers in a water pipe they were digging up in the Palmerston CBD. The kittens were taken to Ark Animal Hospital. A few days later Ms Hayes caught the tabby. She noticed the cat looked as if she had recently had kittens, and started investigating. Through Facebook and the Top End Lost and Found website, she learnt four kittens in the same area had been handed into the Ark Animal Hospital. The Water Tower Tabby was then reunited with her young. Ms Hayes said the threeweek old kittens and their mum would be up for adoption in about three months. She said desexing pets was important and would reduce the incidences of cats and kittens becoming homeless. If you would like to adopt a cat or dog, get in contact with Top End Rehoming Group or Darwin Animal Rescue Group on Facebook.Thanks to community spirit in Palmerston the Water Tower Tabby has been reunited with her babies. Picture: ISABELLA MOORE A $50 levy per block will be imposed on residents to partly fund the new program, with the view it will eventually become self-funding. The move comes as part of the Wagait Shire Plan 2015-16, which shows Wagait residents will also be hit with a general rates increase of $45. The new chief executive Deborah Allen and the whole of council has worked very hard to limit the increase in general rates for the 2015/16 financial year to just $45 per annum, council president Peter Clee said. Wagait Shire has always had a policy of rating on the basis of a flat rate per block and the new rate for 2015/16 will be $560 per annum. I believe that Wagait Shire Council is most certainly sustainable in the long term while still able to maintain the lowest rates in the Territory. He said the rates increase was kept to a minimum with tight control on anticipated expenditure, including introducing allowances for councillors. Council had discussed the full introduction of councillor allowances last year, Mr Clee said. Councillor allowances are set down in the legislation, but have never been paid to our councillors (and) it was felt that council could not afford to pay full allowances at this time. Other items included in the proposed budget include the establishment of a UHF radio communications network to help emergency organisations, the introduction of CCTV to protect council assets and upgrades to computer systems. LIKE their counterparts in Darwin and Palmerston, the dogs of Wagait Beach are set to be registered after Wagait Shire Council voted to introduce an animal registration system. It comes after a vocal community meeting held earlier this year, where residents complained about unrestrained and feral dogs roaming the area. The registration system is in addition to the introduction of by-laws targeting uncontrolled animals. Full details of the Wagait Shire Plan 2015-16 are available for viewing on the councils website. Dog registration voted in Residents to pay $45 more for general rates I believe that Wagait Shire Council is most certainly sustainable in the long term Itsy-bitsy kitties discovered in drain JUDITH AISTHORPE Over 40 Years experience in Building and Constructon in the NT - No Job too small Manufacturer, Wholesaler and Retailer 1/14 Casey Street East Arm NT 0822 sales@ttanhomecentre.com.au www.ttanhomecentre.com.au Call us Today or visit our Showroom for a free Quote 8947 0833 Titan Building Panel (One panel does all) Steel Frames : for Wall, Roof, Floor Steel Beams RHS and SHS Corrugated Iron Titan Floorboard Marble and Porcelain Tiles Aluminium Kitchens Stone Benchtops Titan Fencing If youre looking for something unique, visit Titan Home Centre Vinyl Interlocking Flooring Aluminium Windows and Doors Vanites and Bathroom Accessories Complete Builds Flat Packs for all Sized Buildings Bring this Ad into our Showroom to receive a 10% Discount My name is David Oliver And I am a Real Estate Agent with 0419 868 236 david.oliver@elders.com.au