Sunday Territorian 1 Mar 2015
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06 NEWS SUNDAY MARCH 1 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wedded bliss takes a hit A BRIDE was choked and kicked by her husband on their wedding night, in a sickening case of domestic violence. The wedding took place in Darwins CBD on Friday afternoon. Punters at The Cav said wedding guests enjoyed a few beers at the pub after official proceedings ended. They said the 28-year-old bride was in good spirits. However later in the night things took a turn for the worse. It is alleged an argument broke out after the groom insulted his father-inlaw. NT Police Duty Superintendent Louise Jorgensen said he tried to headbutt and choke the bride on the car ride home. She retaliated by slapping him, she said. When they reached their home ... the groom threw the bride to the ground and allegedly kicked her. Neighbours intervened and the police were called. Police arrived at a house in Fannie Bay where they found a 29-year-old man in the carport. Duty superintendent Jorgensen said the man was drunk, had a blood nose and was still wearing his white wedding shirt. The groom was arrested and was still in custody yesterday. A domestic violence order was expected to be issued. A neighbour said police were at the apartment complex when she arrived home about 8.40pm. She asked police if everything was OK before going inside. I heard the bride on the phone and I think she was crying, she said. The neighbour said she didnt know the couple and did not realise what had happened until she read about it online. I thought thats awful to happen right next to you, she said. That poor woman. Duty Superintendent Jor gensen said a significant number of police cases were domestic violence related. We do our best to take strong, positive action, to do something about the immediate circumstances and to prevent future occurrences, she said. It wont be tolerated. Duty Superintendent Jor gensen said it was important for domestic violence to be discussed. Its better than it being hidden away, she said. Data from the 2012 Austra lian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey and Australian Institute of Criminology found one in six women had experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner. One in every 19 men experience the same. For women who had been assaulted by a man, 62 per cent said the most recent incident was in their home. If you see or experience domestic violence, call NT police on 131 444 or 000 in an emergency. Groom tried to headbutt, choke bride in car ride homeBy SHAE MCDONALD Trail-weary Borella Ride bunch enjoy home stretch By KATINA VANGOPOULOS from the Borella Ride THE Borella Ride is on the home stretch and will reach Darwin in two days. Richard Borella and his companions arrival into Katherine yesterday was met by wellwishers lining the towns main strip. Yesterday marked the end of their time on horseback, and with a days rest in Katherine today Mr Borella said he was looking forward to the change of pace. Its been quite enjoyable on the horses, but Im sure my grandfather thought Thank goodness thats over as well, he said. He wouldve had to rest at some point around here, the travel is hard on the body. Retracing the journey of Albert Borella, Richard said what he had achieved was put in perspective by the actual estimated six weeks travel his grandfather took from Tennant Creek to Darwin. To do the whole distance he wouldve been a shattered man ... he was a trooper, he said. As the event draws to a close, residents and visitors are being encouraged to get in on a little piece of the action. People can register to walk the final leg of The Borella Ride, from the Esplanade to Stokes Hill Wharf, on Tuesday afternoon. Richard said it would make his experience richer to have members of the public alongside him for the journeys end. The last day will be amazing, Im happy to have a chat with everyone and I think its great that others can be a part of it as something they can remember, he said. Register at theborellaride.com.au/events/ walk-borella-ride/ Riders Richard Borella, Charlie Cloos and Tim George relax with Noble Comrade after a long hot journey on the Borella Ride Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Little cuddles help Martin get first-hand look at charity work RAY Martin is a Logie-award winning TV personality, but it also looks like hes pretty good with small children. He spent time yesterday cradling baby Raphael at Royal Darwin Hospitals neonatal intensive care unit. Mr Martin was visiting the unit as patron of childrens charity the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. RDH is one of 229 hospitals which has benefited from medical equipment donated by Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty chairman Paul Francis, who accompanied Mr Martin to RDH, said hospital visits were important. By visiting hospitals like Royal Darwin Hospital it enables us to assess, review and witness first-hand the medical equipment needs of health professionals in the region. It is also an opportunity for us to encourage locals to donate or purchase a piece of equipment for their local hospital or health service. The Foundation has donated a Symphony breast pump and a Caleo incubator to the neonatal Intensive Care Unit. RDH general-manager, Louise Orti, said the equipment had proved its worth. The Symphony breast pump is in constant use from birth until babies are healthy enough to establish feeding, while the Caleo incubator has multiple window openings allowing parents to reach the children and connect with them at ease, an important aspect for baby and parent during these initial weeks of life, Mrs Orti said. Ray Martin with three-week-old Raphael and mum Lara Fowler at RDH Picture: AARON BURTON Master classes for filmmakers FILMMAKERS wanting to expand their skills are invited to take part in two programs put on by Screen Territory, with the support of Screen Australia this year. Introduction to Factual Filmmaking is a free one-day documentary factual program development master class being held in Darwin on March 27. REALISATOR 2015 is an intensive three-day development workshop being held from May 6-8. Registrations for Introduction to Factual Filmmaking close March 20 and applications for REALISATOR 2015 close April 10. Call Screen Territory on 89515141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Defence not losing control DEFENCE has sought to clarify it will not hand over air traffic control at Darwin Airport. An article in yesterdays NT News headlined Defence to cede city air control said the Onesky partnership would mean Defence handing Darwins air traffic control to civilians. A Defence spokeswoman this was incorrect. There are no plans to change Defence control of military airspace at RAAF Base Darwin/Darwin International Airport, she said. This is not a cost-cutting measure as the new air traffic management system will be in the order of $600 million around Australia. The full rollout is expected by both Airservices Australia for civil airspace and Defence for military airspace by 2021. Future efficiencies would be possible.
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