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Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014



Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014


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SUNDAY AUGUST 24 2014 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA BUSHWHACKED: The Chief Minister is not one to hold grudges. He was seen to be buying a journo a birthday beer on Friday Parking awful PICNICKERS at Lake Alexander were thrilled about this guys parking skills recently. Where was everyone? INTERESTING to be at the Cav Hotel in Darwin about 4pm on Friday not because of who was there, but because of who was not. You could swing a cat down there and not hit a Labor or CLP political operative or a journo. There must have been something going on. Maybe some political crisis mistimed to occur during prime end-of-week afternoon drinking time. But it was a different story by 8pm. Irish joke was on Jason IN a recent radio interview in his native Ireland, comedian Jason Byrne was asked about his favourite gigs. I was in Darwin, Australia, and there was two Irish blokes in the front row dressed in lederhosen who said theyd just been to Oktoberfest, he said, aghast. The two blokes had, of course, come in fancy dress straight to the Darwin Entertainment Centre from the German festival at SkyCity Casino. Hauritz has good taste CHANNEL 9 Darwin reporter Jake Hauritz tried to squirm out of an iced coffee-off at the NT News. My tastebuds dont work, he said poker-faced. But Hauritz ended up coming in first in the taste test. An appetite for policy ABC Darwin journalists expressed their outrage on social media at a sign at the recent NT Resources Week conference at Darwin Convention Centre saying: Dele gates please help yourself to refreshments from the fridge (excluding visitors and media) Thank you for your co-operation, the DCC team. Harsh reading for a hungry journo covering a busy day. But ABC staff must be careful accepting free meals, as documented in its editorial policies. Its assumed permission to take free meals would have been cleared with the news director. Its also assumed the ABC social media policy was adhered to, ensuring professional and personal lives were not mixed. Too fracking late, guys ANTI-hydraulic fracturing group Dont Frack the Territory arranged to protest the NT Resources Week. But they turned up on Friday, the day after it ended. Shortsighted on invites MORE on resources. Former chief minister Paul Henderson failed to get an invite to the opening of the marine supply base at East Arm. This is despite being mentioned in the press release and called a visionary at the opening event. The marine base was Hendos baby in his time. Might be worth mentioning Hendo is the chair of the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas. Teacher has a bad spell KUDOS to Casuarina Senior College teacher Peter Ramsay for promptly owning up to his misspelling on a placard, which was the subject of the picture Bushranger item last week. In order to avoid tarnishing the good name of other Casuarina Senior Col lege teachers I would like to take full responsibility for the typo appearing in the placard shown in Bushranger, 17 August. I could claim it was deliberate, but alas it was a mistake. Let me assure your readers that I do know how to spell politician, but in the heat of the moment and pressure to fit the word on the sign I left a syllable out. Oh well, any publicity is good publicity in the fight for better schools, he said. Nope, no Westfield here IN a real estate blurb about a residence for sale, an agent incorrectly referred to nearby Westfield Casuarina. No such luck, shopaholics. Department store Westfield has no presence in the Territory, and nor is it planning to. Festival crowds call for backUP By KATINA VANGOPOULOS SET to make a splash on Darwin Festivals last day are a trio of ladies happy to step back from the spotlight and let the public soak it up. With two shows at Festival Club already under their belt, The backUP Service will today bring their show to a rocking pool party at Nightcliff Pool. What we do is karaoke on steroids basically, offering songs to punters and putting them on the stage, Lisa Faalafi said. They get the red carpet treatment where we dress them up in costumes, wigs, great shoes and show them the right moves. With plenty of costumes including 40 pairs of shoes and a giant bag of wigs, Liesel Zink said the show would go all out. Were inspired by watching film clips ... Robert Palmer, Vanilla Ice, she said. They will be one of many acts at the Pool Party, where DJs and dancing will be mingled with poolside relaxation and a crazy jungle theme. Those who will be attending are encouraged to dress up for the chance to win prizes. They will back up their day time gig with a late-night show at Festival Club at The Lighthouse. As the last day of festival fun hits, organisers are impressed with the turnout. Darwin Festival general manager Mark Crees said with the Soweto Gospel Choir performance to also come tonight, they were hopeful of reaching their sales target. This is set to be a big event ... but throughout the last 17 days weve already had a phenomenal turnout, he said. The backUP Service: Pool Party, Nightcliff, 2pm to 6pm and Festival Club @ The Lighthouse, 10.30pm Liesel Zink, Lisa Fa'alafi and Nerida Matthaei are the The backUP Service who will perform at the Nightcliff Pool Party and then at Festival Club to end the Darwin Festival tonight Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD TODAYS PICKS Gudirr Gudirr, Browns Mart Theatre, 4pm Vietnamese Water Puppets, Darwin Waterfront Lagoon, 6.30pm Briefs, The Lighthouse, 9pm Soweto Gospel Choir, The Ampitheatre, 7pm Cops seeking suspect as assault victim dies A 68-YEAR-old man who was left in a critical condition after being assaulted in Darwin earlier this month has died. The man had been pushing a shopping trolley containing a mountain bike in the Peel St and Shadforth Lane area on August 9 when he was assaulted by another man. Territory Duty Superintendent Delcene Jones said the victim was punched once in the head and he fell, striking his head on a parked vehicle and then on the road. The victim was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital but died yesterday. Detective Sergeant Isobel Cummins said police have identified two people involved in the incident, but investigations were ongoing and no arrests had been made. Police would still like to speak to anyone who was in Mitchell St at around 2am, 9 August who may have seen or heard the altercation, Sgt Cummins said. Police have released CCTV images of three people who were seen in Mitchell St at the time of the incident, and would like to speak with them. Anyone with information should contact police on 131444. New CLP deputy could be decided tomorrow A NEW Deputy Chief Minister could be elected as early as tomorrow when the CLPs parliamentary wing meets for the first time in nearly 18 months without David Tollner in a leadership role. It has been the most intense two days on Parliaments fifth floor since Bush Trio Alison Anderson, Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu and Larisa Lee quit the CLP for the Palmer United Party in April. Newly-minted backbencher David Tollner (pictured), who resigned as Deputy on Friday over homophobic slurs to staffer Joshua Higgins, has gone to ground. The parlia mentary wing will meet tomorrow and could elect a deputy. Frontrunners are AttorneyGeneral John Elferink, Education Minister Peter Chandler, Mines and Energy Minister Willem Westra Van Holthe, Transport Minister Peter Styles and speaker Kezia Purick. Mr Giles will carry Mr Tollners ministerial portfolios until a probable reshuffle after the Casuarina by-election. 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