The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014
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WEDNESDAY JULY 9 2014 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA MASS confusion has swept through Palmerston with residents not knowing what day their bins were being collected even catching out Deputy Mayor Heather Malone. Palmerston council changed the days general waste and recycling bins were collected from June 30 but many residents didnt get the message, being stuck with bursting bins for another week. Ms Malone said the recycling bins in her area, Mar low Lagoon, were put out on the wrong day because most residents did not receive a pamphlet which Australia Post was supposed to deliver. She said residents were left wondering what happened. They were all coming to me saying did we miss recycling today? she said. I didnt even know. Ms Malone called the coun cil to ask if the trucks could come by on Saturday to sort out the issue and collect all bins in the area. She also put out corflutes to let residents know of the date changes. Mayor Ian Abbott said he was sorry about the mix-up across the satellite city. We apologise that residents didnt know about the changes, residents are more than welcome to call council to find out when their next bin collection is going to be. Mr Abbott said a new contract for waste collection had been recently signed and different routes and times were being looked at as the city expanded with new suburbs. Gray resident Rosemary Chalmers said she was frustrated by the inconvenience. There were bins lining out streets, some had rubbish spilling out the top, she said. They (the council) were supposed to pick up the recycling and general waste but they didnt. Palmerstons Deputy Mayor Heather Malone didn't know when her recycle bin was being picked up just like most residents Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Stink over bin bungle Litchfield fall injures tourist, 20 A YOUNG woman fell about 20m into the water and was medevaced from Litchfield National Park with suspected spinal injuries yesterday. CareFlight spokesman John Abbott said the foreign tourist, 20, had fallen into the water at the popular Florence Falls. He did not know what country she was from. Mr Abbott said an ambulance, and a doctor and nurse from Batchelor, had been called to treat the woman about 1.45pm. Mr Abbott said CareFlight was called about 2.40pm. She had multiple abrasions and injuries as well as suspected spinal injuries, he said. National Parks cleared an area in the carpark for the helicopter to land and she was medevaced in a stable condition to Royal Darwin Hospital. On June 15, a British tourist, 23, died when she fell 30m at Kings Canyon in Central Australia. Zoe Woolner had a passion for travel and adventure, living by the motto work hard, play harder. She had fallen in love with Australias sights and sounds. She fell into Kestrel Falls in the accident at Watarrka National Park, 250km southsouthwest of Alice Springs. By DAVID WOOD WHENS THE RUBBISH COLLECTED? GENERAL WASTE Monday & Thursday: Zuccoli, Marlow Lagoon, Rosebery, Bellamack Tuesday & Friday: Moulden, Johnston, Woodroffe, Farrar, Durack Wednesday & Saturday: Gunn, Driver, Gray, Bakewell Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: Multiple dwelling unit complexes RECYCLING Tuesday: Moulden, Johnston, Woodroffe, Farrar, Durack Wednesday: Gunn, Driver, Gray, Bakewell Thursday: Zuccoli, Marlow Lagoon, Rosebery, Bellamack Every Thursday: Multiple dwelling unit complexes FOR INqUIRIES CALL 8935 9922 TONIGHT TONIGHT Your chance to WIN $16,000 Drawn between 7pm 9pm Must be present to win. NTL14/26
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