Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2014-07-09

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/251041

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/550566

Page content

02 NEWS WEDNESDAY JULY 9 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, we want to hear from you! News hotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: news@ntnews.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be not more than five megabytes. TOTAL PRIZE POOL $2.9m The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause SUPPS Super 7s Tuesday, July 8 Draw No. 1064 39 42 14 30 41 7 34 8 NATION: 11 More than 150 asylum seekers will remain on a Customs ship until at least Friday ENTERTAINMENT: 31 Madonna was 30 minutes late when she had to report for possible jury duty WORLD: 16 Japan is bracing for one of its worst storms in years as Typhoon Neoguri looms BUSINESS: 19 A Darwin doctor has started an after-hours service for those needing home visits Business .........................19 Classifieds......................32 Comics ............................. 17 Entertainment................31 Fishing ...........................47 Horoscopes ....................18 Nation ..............................11 Racing ............................. 23 Real Estate .....................22 Television .......................17 Weather..........................47 Wicking ..........................12 World...............................16 Your Say .........................12 GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 2014 CROC CAPTURES www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 1 8 3 Caught! Angler: Glenn Hubble Fish: Queenfish Where: Smith Reef MORE FISHING: PAGE 47 28 A TERRITORY millionaire says he would rather go to jail than pay a $200 court bill. Former car dealer David Flint, 74, of Larrakeyah, has been warned a warrant could be issued against him today if he continues to drag out the civil saga that began when he refused to pay a mechanic. The grandfather, who believes that he was wronged, says he has taken a stand on principle. This is the most annoying thing I have ever had to deal with, Mr Flint said. Its absolute nonsense. I would rather be arrested than pay. Gibbsys Automotive boss Kerry Gibbs sued Mr Flint when he refused to pay for $1600 of work to an old Ford Territory, which the business man wanted to sell as he shut down his used car yard at Stuart Park. He claimed Mr Gibbs failed to make the 4WD roadworthy and saleable. The NT News understands Mr Gibbs took legal action after giving Mr Flint two years to settle the debt. Registrar Julian Johnson awarded the plaintiff $2200, including the amount of the debt and court costs, after hearing the small claims case in April this year. But the defendant, who owns the 11 Mile Caltex Garage, wrote Mr Gibbs a cheque for $1100, seeking settlement and a receipt a measure that failed to comply with the court order, and which the mechanic rejected. The case came back to court in June. The NT News understands Mr Flint paid a further $1127 straight to the court. But he has now refused to foot about $200 more in court fees incurred because he was initially unwilling to pay. The court was set to examine his financial records to determine his ability to afford the costs but he failed to appear. On June 25, Mr Flint was sent a notice that a warrant may be issued in 14 days. The matter has been listed for examination today. The NT News understands a bailiff would usher Mr Flint to court if the warrant was executed but he would not be arrested. Millionaire in bill blue WORLD-FAMOUS social media identity Gary the Goat has secured a Top End comedy gig after a plea on ntnews.com.au. The Facebook sensation, with more than 700,000 followers, will appear with his chaperone Jimbo Bazoobi at the University Pirates Clubhouse in Brinkin on Friday. And betting company Sportsbet has cashed in on the visit to the Territory, opening a book on the likelihood of Gary becoming a crocs lunch. Mr Bazoobi told the NT News: Yeah I wanted to take Gary on the jumping croc tours. Maybe the odds could go down when they hear about that. Sportsbets marketing machine has powered up and offered the following odds: $101 Gary to get eaten by a Croc in NT. $13 Gary to be arrested for eating up George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. $5 Gary to find a lady goatfriend in Darwin. $3 Gary to have his own performance area at Mindil Markets. Spokesman Will Byrne said: We had to ask the question, knowing how Gary likes to trot off here and there. Hell need his wits about him while in Darwin, the crocs are everywhere but we hope were not paying out on this bet. Mr Bazoobi and Gary once fronted a Sydney court to fight charges relating to Gary eating flowers in Circular Quay. They turned up in the Territory this week in Mr Bazoobis van. Gary stars in colourful daily videos about his life. Butt seriously, watch out for crocs Gary Adrienne Brown serves celebrity goat Gary and owner Jimbo at The Balmain Hotel in Sydney. Gary has secured a comedy gig in Darwin Picture: CRAIG WILSON By CONOR BYRNE Read more about Gary the Goat on National Apology In the Woolworths catalogue, on sale Wednesday 9 July 2014, the Energizer Max AA or AAA Pk 4 on page 26 has been advertised with the incorrect save. The correct save is save up to $2.69. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.