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The Northern Territory news Fri 22 May 2015



The Northern Territory news Fri 22 May 2015

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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10 NEWS FRIDAY MAY 22 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Clockwise from main: Grace Tongatua, Thomas, Metui Tongatua and Samuela; Ryan Presbitero and Rose Blue; Julian Bacay and Yolanda Bacay; Ashley Lidbetter and Ashlea Ogilvie-Mitchell; Natasha Herrmann and Melissa Bridge; Sarah Ruane and Marlene Emanuelsdotter; Sally Booth and Steven Booth Pictures: IVAN RACHMAN Daddys a class act METUI Tongatua is one of hundreds who said goodbye to the books and assignments yesterday at the Charles Darwin University graduation ceremony. Mr Tongatua graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and Applied Science from CDU after seven years of study. He went through university raising two young kids while he and his wife Grace were both studying. It made things quite difficult, but you know, the harder it is the more worth it it is at the end, he said. He said he had always wanted to be a teacher and work in remote indigenous communities. Some of the remote communities like Elcho Island where Im at now re mind me of my village back in Tonga, where my dad was born and raised, so I feel quite at home, he said. Mr Tongatua came to the ceremony with his two young children and wife dressed in the traditional Tongan attire, Tupenu, the cloth skirt and Taovala, the traditional woven mat. He said his culture was extremely important to him and he hoped to share and learn about his culture with his students. I dont think I know enough of my culture and more often than not I see cultures getting lost, he said. Graduates from the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts, along with the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Service Industries and the Australian Centre for indigenous Knowledge and Education were recognised yesterday. It (was) difficult, but ... the harder it is the more worth it it is Judith Aisthorpe judith.aisthorpe@news.com.au WHEN YOU SPEND $30 IN STORE OR SAVE $29 WAS $30 $1 Ofer valid in Coles and BI-LO Supermarkets (excludes Coles Online and Coles Express) from 13/05/15 until 26/05/15. $30 must be spent in a single transaction and excludes purchase of the Telstra Prepaid $30 SIM and Coles Group Gif Cards, tobacco and tobacco related purchases. While stocks last, limit 1 per customer. No Trade Sales Telstra Corporation Limited, ABN 33 051 775 556. Spend $30 at Coles and get a Telstra Pre-Paid $30 SIM Starter Kit for only $1 Includes $30 credit Includes a single SIM in all sizes: Full size, Micro and Nano Works in 3G and 4G mobile, tablets and mobile broadband device