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The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014



The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

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

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04 NEWS MONDAY NOVEMBER 17 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Man thrown into pole in violent mall attack A MAN was allegedly punched in the head repeatedly and swung into a metal pole in a sickening attack on Knuckey St overnight on Saturday. Northern Territory police duty superintendent Louise Jorgensen said the alleged offender, 35, had been arrested for the alleged assault. The 50-year-old male vic tim was at the Knuckey St entrance to the mall with a group of associates when he was punched five to six times to the head and swung into a metal advertising sign, Supt Jorgensen said. One punch can kill let alone several to the head and being swung into a pole. Supt Jorgensen said it appeared the attack was unprovoked. Often there is no reason (for assaults to take place), she said. Supt Jorgensen said police were in the process of viewing CCTV footage and talking to witnesses. We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward and contact police, she said. A Royal Darwin Hospital spokeswoman said the victim was in a serious but stable condition. Supt Jorgensen said the senseless violence regrettably continues. The latest incident follows an alleged assault in Wulagi which saw a man, 28, sustain head and facial injuries after he was attacked by a another man, 30, earlier this week. The victim was transported to RDH and is reportedly recovering well. The alleged attacker was charged with aggravated as sault and will appear in court on January 9. By MEGAN PALIN One punch can kill let alone several to the head and being swung into a pole Monkeying around for park 20th ONE of Darwins favourite attractions has celebrated a birthday. Crocodylus Park turned 20 yesterday. About 1000 Darwinites flocked to the park to see the lions, tigers, monkeys ... and crocs. Park owner Professor Grahame Webb said the parks success was down to the people of Darwin. From the very day we started 20 years ago, the people of Darwin have been behind us, he said. Its great to have a day like this we had a hell of a lot of people here. For Bianca Giri, the day presented her first opportunity to get up and close with a monkey. She met a marmoset called Lavender ... or maybe it was Lil; Professor Webb said nobody can tell the difference. Ms Giri, 22, said the primates were adorable. Its interesting and something a little bit different to crocs, she said. Theyre really friendly too. She said she had always loved animals. Professor Webb said the day went off without a hitch, thanks to the hard work by staff members.Bianca Giri, 22, feeds a Marmoset monkey at Crocodylus Park which celebrates its 20th birthday today. Picture: HELEN ORR Boffa earns Medallion CENTRAL Australian health expert John Boffa has been awarded for his efforts to reduce alcohol-related issues affecting indigenous people in the Northern Territory. The Chief Medical Officer for Public Health at Congress was named as a dual recipient for the Menzies Medallion, awarded by the Menzies School of Health Research. The winners were announced this week. Dr Boffa has worked on alcohol policy as well as the development of early childhood programs and services. In 2012, he was announced as the NT Australian of the Year. The other recipient was Marninwarntikura Womens Resource Centre CEO in the Fitzroy Crossing, June Oscar.

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