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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Oct 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Oct 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, October 18, 2013. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:18-OGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K * 0% comparison rate is available to approved personal applicants and a 0% annual percentage rate is available to approved Bronze & Silver Fleet and Primary Producer applicants of Toyota Finance for the fi nancing of current generation Camry, Aurion & selected demonstrator models. Excludes Camry Hybrid. Finance applications must be received and approved between 01/10/2013 and 31/10/2013 and vehicles registered and delivered by 06/11/2013. Maximum fi nance term of 48 months applies. Conditions, fees and charges apply. Comparison rate based on a 5 year secured consumer fi xed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Diff erent terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a diff erent comparison rate. 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The father of 10 was involved with the St Marys Football Club since its inception in 1952. He was a life member who played an estimated 123 games including five grand finals for the club, winning two premierships in 1966-67 and 1971-72. Mr Kerinaiua played in a great era of Darwin football alongside teammates including David Kantilla, Jack Long, Bill Roe, Leon Gregory and Sibby Rioli, and against Jimmy Anderson, the Ah Mats, the Coopers and Don Stokes, to name a few. He also played for South Adelaide in the SANFL in the 1960s and in that decade coached the Tuyu Buffaloes to a premiership in the Tiwi Islands Football League. He was the Tiwi best and fairest in in 1970-71. Mr Kerinaiua was also a significant financial contributor to the Tiwi Bombers and he and his family helped save them from folding several seasons ago. NT admissions lag By NICOLE MILLS THE average wait time at Territory hospitals has improved but we still have the lowest percentage of emergency department patients admitted to a ward within the recommended four hours. The latest Australian Hospital Statistics report shows only 24 per cent of NT patients admitted to a ward had spent less than four hours in ED. Western Aust ralia was the best performer at 46 per cent. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare spokesman Nigel Harding said the NT was always at the lower end of the scale because, if one of our emergency departments was busy, it was not possible to send patients elsewhere. It could be that the Northern Territory has a higher proportion of admissions, he said. Generally people who are admitted tend to wait longer. For patients who were admitted to a ward, the median ED stay was six hours and 43 minutes. Mr Harding said the most notable finding was that NT hospitals had failed to match the across-theboard improvements seen in other states. In the NT the number of people seen within the clinically appropriate time has been relatively stable whereas most of the other states have improved, he said. Our proportion of patients seen on time, which varies depending on how severe the injury is, was 57 per cent, up from 54 per cent in 2011-12. The NT also recorded a higher proportion of indigenous Australians seen on time compared with other Australians. The report found that the most common age group presenting to the ED was 15 to 24-year-olds. This has been consistent over the past five years. There were 145,532 presentations to the Territorys five EDs in 2012-13, 690 more than the previous financial year. About 44 per cent of those were indigenous. 1550 people left NT hospitals against medical advice. Mr Harding said overall Australian emergency departments improved slightly, despite having to cope with more people due to population growth. Front page helps precious medals home Peter Slessar was overjoyed to get his fathers war medals back, which he unwittingly dumped Picture: Katrina Bridgeford By ZACH HOPE A HEARTY thank you, affirmed with a handshake, were Peter Slessars first words when he met Mark Robertson at the Shoal Bay dump yesterday. Mr Robertson had the day before uncovered the war medals of Mr Slessars late father, John Watkin Slessar, who served in Bouganville, New Guinea, in World War II. The younger Mr Slessar had unwittingly turfed them at the dump on the weekend when throwing out other household items. The precious cache was in a yellow envelope, tucked in a box, hidden in an old wornout freezer. Mr Slessar was made aware of the blunder when he caught wind of yesterdays NT News front page circulating in the media. Theyll go under my pillow now, he said. Mr Robertson, a rugged and hard-as-nails dump site manager, was visibly moved when Mr Slessar arrived to pick up his lost prize. Man, thats awesome, Mr Robertson said. Its a bit emotional. Im stoked, to be honest with you. Its made my bloody day. Mr Slessar could not put a value on the medals. Theres lots of things that you have, but you cant replace these, he said. What can you say (about Mr Robertson and his team)? Anyone who does that must be a good bloke. He took the time . . . to sort it all out. Correction for calendars THERE was so much going on last weekend, and it was so good, that we decided to repeat two pages from the gig guide in the Entertainment section yesterday. Not really a production error caused the repeated pages. The correct pages for whats on this weekend are reprinted today on pages 34 and 35. So enjoy all the great events that are on this weekend, and apologies for the confusion.

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