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The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014



The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014

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08 NEWS MONDAY JUNE 9 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Peoples power has green light A COMMUNITY owned solar power plant big enough to generate electricity for 10 to 20 houses could be operating by Christmas, part of a bigger vision to have community owned solar generating power for up to 200 homes in five years, the Environment Centre NT has said. The Centre, which hosted an environmental conference on Friday and Saturday, is the driver of the project. Centre director Dr Stuart Blanch said the idea was supported by community groups, business and academics and the chair, Tony Young, had suggested the Christmas time frame. If it works, then we will build a bigger one, Dr Blanch said. Our goal is to have a 1 megawatt of community owned solar power in five years time which would provide power for maybe up to 200 houses. Non-profit organisation Embarks community liaison officer Taryn Lane spoke at the conference about community ownership models overseas where there are government policies for mandatory community ownership of commercial power production. She said nationally there was a large push for community power generation projects, with 35 groups well advanced in solar, wind, hydro and bio mass. The group has overseen a $13.5 million wind turbine project outside Daylesford in Victoria for which about $10 million of the money for the two turbines came from both the local community and wider Victoria area. It supplies electricity for 2200 homes. Ms Lane said community power projects of all generation types generally ranged between 100 kilowatts and 10 megawatts. Ms Lane said a community solar project could be established for as little as $100,000. By DAVID WOOD Peta Burton aims to walk 1000km in 30 days and raise $10,000 for her Jog for Jugs breast cancer research project Jug journey begins A CHARITY walker wants people to toot for her jugs on a trek from Cairns to Cape York. Leanyer writer and photographer Peta Burton aims to walk 1000km in 30 days up the Queensland coast and raise $10,000 in the process for her Jog for Jugs breast cancer research project in the process. She hopes to travel up to 35km in a day, while wearing bright pink, when she puts her best foot forward on June 15. The 1000km charity walk is about achieving a goal meeting some great people and raising big dollars for some families who face breast cancer headon, the 43-year-old said. Ms Burton has called for generous souls to sponsor a kilometre at jogforjugs.com.au in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Network Australia. By CONOR BYRNE bunnings.com.au Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but products may be ordered. Bunnings Group Limited BBNT3450 View our latest catalogue at bunnings.com.au $1328 2L Twin Pack Covers up to 200 square metres. 3018004 $5290 4L Easycoat Low sheen, flat or semi gloss finish. White. 1540036 $98 185mm Circular Saw 1050W. 5806BSP. 6240109 $99 3.6V Li-Ion Window Vacuum Kit 100ml reservoir. Vacuums water straight off windows. 4610072 $189 18V Lithium-Ion Line Trimmer Kit 305mm cut. Includes 4.0Ah battery & charger. 3380627 $2988 1000W Halogen Worklight 2 x 500W globes. 7070522 $470 Coir Door Mat 35 x 60cm. 4490210 $298Tarpaulin1.1 x 1.7m. UV stabilised. 3332220$1198 Expandable Chrome Shoe Rack 630 x 355 x 230mm. 2582751 $1698 25m Heavy Duty Extension Lead 10 amp. 4420129 $72 Galvanised Steel Toolbox 1050 x 365 x 392mm. Made in Australia. 5810158 $898 AA Alkaline Batteries 4410236 $4255 Stainless Steel Clothes Airer 145 x 60 x 96cm. 28 rail. Folds flat. 4510224 $97 18V Lithium-Ion Blower Battery & charger included. 3380410 Axe or Blocksplitter 1.8kg axe or 2.7kg blocksplitter. Fibreglass handles. 3360501/3 $2998EACH $948 50L Storage Container Clear with wheels. 2580445 $345 200mm Secateurs 3360083 $1198 Cutlery Insert Can be trimmed to suit most drawers. White. Made in Australia. 4560476 $986 8m Tape Measure 25mm blade width. 5662104/1441 $698 Advanced Bloomers 180mm pot. 3581493 Vegetable Seedlings Asstd seasonal varieties. 3650688 $496EACH OPEN TODAY 7AM-6PM Alice Springs 9am-5pm $1995 Waterproof Gumboots Knee length. Wide range of sizes. 3366 516/786/794/203/8152/ 8156/8241/8712 PER PAIR $1387 1370 x 710 x 305mm. 2583029x Galvanised Shelf