The Northern Territory news Tue 6 May 2014
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08 NEWS TUESDAY MAY 6 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Trainer Kym Healy, daughter Ruby and jockey Justin Potter celebrate Pretty Blondes win in the Alice Springs Cup yesterday Picture: PHIL WILLIAMS Cup delivers ideal day for fun seekers Wards move under new council area THE Territory Government has made a formal restructuring order to create a new West Dale Regional Council. The new council will include three wards of the former Victoria Daly Regional Council Wadeye, Peppiminarti and Nganmarriyanga. Other areas will remain part of the Victoria Daly shire. Labor local government spokeswoman Lynne Walker said local government reforms had left minister Dave Tollner with excessive decision-making powers. The CLP Government had promised to do away with the shires at the last election, Ms Walker said. They have since only rebranded them as regional councils an expensive rebadging exercise placing a substantial cost burden on limited shire council budgets. COLOURFUL frocks, smart suits and enthusiastic punters are what race day is all about off the track. Pioneer Park was packed to the rafters with about 4000 people at yesterdays XXXX Gold Alice Springs Cup arguably the events largest turnout in years. Racegoer Dan Teudt made lasting memories with his friends this year after setting up an extensive picnic lunch complete with cheese, dips, crackers, freshly cut vegetables and cool bottles of champagne. We spent about $40 on food and we were pretty much set up in 10 minutes and set for the day, he said. This is the first time we have done this, given how easy it is, I reckon well do this every time now. Elegantly dressed Jill Humphreys indulged in the buffet luncheon as she had travelled from Melbourne specifically for the event. Im having a fabulous time, its great to see everyone supporting it, she said after the fourth race. Its beautiful weather and a picturesque spot too. Fashions on the Field second-place winner Holly Castley came to Alice Springs from Port Lincoln for the event as her mother who was born and bred in town races Arties Angle, which won the second race. And it will be a day firstplace fashion winner Sarah George never forgets after accidentally announcing her pregnancy as she was about to collapse in the hot sun. The Cup was won by South Australian-trained galloper Pretty Blonde. More reports in Sport Conflict of interest allegation AN ADVISER to NT Senator Nigel Scullion has a reported conflict of interest because he owns a stake in a property development company. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that William Johnstone is the majority shareholder of Indigenous Development Corporation, a business on two of the Governments standing offer lists of favoured suppliers. Senator Scullion is the Indigenous Affairs Minister. His staffers shareholding appears to contravene strict conduct rules that prevent advisers from having involvement in business that could profit from ministerial decisions. The code says staffers must divest themselves, or relinquish control, of interests in any private company or business involved in the area of their ministers portfolio. It was also reported that Mr Johnstone had ties to Indigenous Corporate Partners (ICP), a business whose services included government lobbying. The Senators office did not respond to queries yesterday. In March, the Senate censured Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash after it was revealed her chief of staff coowned a lobbying firm that aided the junk food industry. Join us for our free Mothers Day Family Night BNRG4874 Kids D.I.Y. workshops Ladies D.I.Y. workshops Gift wrapping services Face painting Light refreshments provided To book or for more information ask a team member instore or visit bunnings.com.au THURSDAY 8TH MAY, 6-8PM Come down for a fun night of free Mothers Day activities.
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