The Northern Territory news Thu 22 May 2014
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THURSDAY MAY 22 2014 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Crocs including the 4.4m Koolpinyah Boy were moved into a new man-made river attraction at Darwins Crocodylus Park yesterday Pictures: ELISE DERWIN Moving house no snap for this fella IT took quite a bit of grunt work and some horsepower to move a massive 4.4m croc into his newly completed home at Crocodylus Park. Seven park workers, a John Deere front-end loader backhoe, a ute and a trailer were used to move the big boy into an artificial river exhibit due to open this week. Park supervisor Simon Ferguson said the big saltie, known affectionately as Koolpinyah Boy after the station he was removed from 18 months ago, didnt want to be moved from his quiet pen. Hes a bit shy, which is typical of big crocs caught out of the wild, he said. In the end, it took an hourand-a-half to move him. The operation involved getting a rope around the crocs powerful jaws, moving him out of his small pen, getting him on to a croc-carrying board, tying him down, getting chains around the board, using the John Deere to lift the croc on to a trailer and then releasing him into his new home. It took a bit longer than the two big crocs we moved this morning but they were captive born, Mr Ferguson said. The crocs were relocated into an artificial lagoon set up as a river exhibit that has been in the works for seven years. Well be conducting boat cruises of the river, which has an open billabong section and a paperbark swamp section, Mr Ferguson said. False fugitive says hell sue A PALMERSTON man mistakenly outed as one of the Territorys most wanted criminals claims he will sue NT Police for their mistake. Neil Roy Harvey, 43, was listed as one of eight criminals wanted by police when they released an updated list on Tuesday. Yesterday, however, NT Police issued a correction, removing Mr Harvey from the list, taking the number of wanted fugitives to seven. Police had stated Mr Harvey was wanted for not appearing in court in March for the alleged assault of a female. Mr Harvey, however, was arrested on Saturday three days before the list was published on the polices internet page. He will appear in court tomorrow. Mr Harvey, who lives at Moulden, told the NT News a senior police officer went to his house early yesterday after noon to personally apologise for the mistake. He was very apologetic and was saying theyre looking at ways to make sure it never happens again, he said. But to me thats not good enough and Ill be taking it further. Ill be taking legal action. Theyve made me out to be one of the Territorys worst criminals and saying theyve been looking for me since March but theyve known all along where I live. I havent gone anywhere. Mr Harvey, who is a fishing guide, said he was out at sea when he was scheduled to face court in March. I havent been on the run, he said. For the police to put this out, its already had an impact on my reputation and it will continue to do so. In their correction yesterday, police said the Territorys Wanted went live on the Police, Fire and Emergency Services website (Tuesday) morning. Northern Territory Police have corrected an error in relation to one of the targets who is no longer the subject of Territorys Wanted. This person had been the subject of police attention since a warrant was issued on March 14, 2014. He was subsequently arrested by Police on May 17, 2014 and is due to appear before the court on May 23, 2014. Theyve made me out to be one of the Territorys worst criminals Natasha Eales, 18, is one of the newest Park staffers Checking out the new digsOn the way to a new home Guided walks of Darwin International Airports Rapid Creek Reserve Darwin International Airport is proud to look after part of Rapid Creek, and has created a reserve around the area to help people enjoy the creek and surrounding woodland. Please join DIA for a guided walk of Rapid Creek Reserve. Were interested in hearing about what Rapid Creek means to you and what DIA could be doing differently in the area. For more information including maps and parking details, visit www.darwinairport.com.au or call 8920 1811 Mon-Fri. Wednesday 21st May, 12.30pm1.30pm Thursday 22nd May, 4.00pm5.00pm Saturday 24th May, 8.00am9.00am