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The Centralian advocate Tue 27 Aug 2013



The Centralian advocate Tue 27 Aug 2013


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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6 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 View the big picture Letters to the Editor PO BOX 2254, 2 GAP ROAD, ALICE SPRINGS FAX: 8950 9740 ceneditorial@aliceadvocate.com.au A few additions to Adams list: n A viewing platform below the Anzac Hill summit explaining the geology of the magnificent view. Could this even be a restaurant roof? Last Saturday there were about 150 people there to view the sunset and very curious to know the geology of the ranges, one of our greatest drawcards, but never explained. n An Outback in Isa-type tourist interception/reception area at the welcome stone south of the town. Surely we have all seen on TV what Mt Isa is doing to welcome visitors, and seen the convolutions caravans have to do to reach ours in the centre of town. n The old drive-in screen as a replica of the world-class Panorama Guth, towering over this welcome centre. Surely one or more of the large construction companies and real estate industry could arrange its relocation with local artists depicting all the NT and/Alice has to offer as Panorama Guth used to do. n Public display at AZRI of bush foods and research developments in arid zone food production in light of recent incentives by major political parties to produce more food in Northern Australia. There is tremendous potential for human and animal food production here but the research is being done elsewhere: Acacias, in particular, in India, Africa and Asia. It should be done here and on very public display. The whole of where Kilgariff is to be should display what can be done here, not suburban housing. n It was stated at the Ecofair that several hundred thousand cattle pass through here, going south for slaughter. Add to that the rapidly growing camel industry going east to Caboolture, then the USA and south to Peterborough for slaughter to lucrative overseas markets (Algeria and other Arab countries) and the need for a multi-species abattoir here should be so obvious as well as the multimillion dollar camel milk industry. n A food production research facility is such an obvious need, with this country expected to double its food production by 2050. Sadly AZRI is now history, but look at the possibilities at Henbury. n Townsville has an Excellence in Mining centre that brings in more than $10m a year. We have a longer mining history, but dont display it to the public. n Japan has a marathon relay for school teams with a TV audience of millions. Think Glen Helen to Alice. Trevor Shiell Alice Springs 46 The number of organisations at the Alice Skills, Employment and Careers Expo on Thursday.9 The percentage increase of alcohol-related asaults in Alice Springs in the year to June 30. 100 The number of people inducted into the Road Transport Wall of Fame on Saturady. We welcome your letters to the Centralian Advocate. Letters To The Editor should be 200 words or less and sent to PO Box 2254, 2 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0871, or via email to ceneditoral@aliceadvocate.com.au and include your name and address. Electoral editorial comment published in the Centralian Advocate is authorised by Bryan Littlely of 2 Gap Road, Alice Springs Editorial December 7, 2012 Clubs form heart of a community NEWS that Alice Springs has lost its martial arts centre due to a downturn in volunteers and members with the time to keep it running is sad. This signals not just a loss of a sport to our town, but a community movement with real benefits to this region. Martial arts requires discipline and commitment. It is a great way of focusing young minds and giving youth an outlet to express themselves in a safe and administered environment. Yes. It really does keep potential troublemakers off the street. The closure of this valued community and sport activity should sound warning bells for other organisations and the community in general. We prosper as a community because of the great work and efforts of our volunteer base. It is the work of volunteers which make great events like the Finke Desert Race, Henley-OnTodd and Masters Games. It is becoming harder for events to attract funding, we have seen in recent times. Hopefully though, that does mean our volunteer army falls away also. While busy lifestyles may mean it is difficult to commit to helping your sporting or community club in a volunteer role, think about the personal financial impact you may face should your chosen clubs fold. Think about the flowon effect on Alice Springs of clubs closing and events not being run. The Henley-On-Todd raised $40,000 on the day of the event for the towns Rotary Clubs. This is money that is used for community projects which benefit the town. The costs of people, particularly youth, following their sporting and academic dreams will only rise if they do not have the outlets in Alice Springs to partake in those dreams. A little bit of help will not only benefit your club but also your town, and yourself, in the long run. ALICE BY NUMBERS Driving us all crazy While I dont necessarily disagree with the sentiments expressed in the article Drivers facing tree hazard in the Advocate of 23/8/13, surely the acceleration lane is designed to allow traffic on the Stuart Highway to merge with traffic turning from Ross Highway into the Stuart Highway not to allow Ross Highway traffic to accelerate to 80 km/h. The same article says two people have been killed and 12 injured between Ilparpa Road and Ross Highway turn-offs between 2003 and 2012, but doesnt say how many hit trees. I suspect most of these accidents involved pedestrians, not trees. Perhaps there should be more outrage about the idiotic pedestrian crossing opposite the Palm Circuit turn-off and the stupid island that stops traffic turning left off Bath Street into Wills Terrace when someone is turning right. Jeff Cole Alice Springs Save street from tenant After recently spending a few of our colder winter weeks away, I returned to find my street in The Gap blissfully quiet. The change is profound. No broken glass to be swept up before starting down the driveway in the morning. No drunk fights with childrens fearful cries and adults abusive language all day and night. Imagine my shock when a chance encounter with that tenant led me to think she might be coming back. I immediately fronted the Territory Housing offices. Doing my best not to yell, I said reinstalling the same tenant would damn my street to an urban circle of hell. Somehow I doubt my urgency got through. Hal Duell OPINION 87 87 87 87 B at h St WOOLWORTHS K m a rt Subway To dd S t Gregory Tce Gregory Tce B lo om fi e ld S t W ill sh ire S t G eo rg e Cr es B at h St Skinner St St ua rt H w y Te le gr ap h Tc e St ua rt H w y Olive Pink Flora Reserve Botanical Gardens Aurora Alice Springs Alices Secret Travellers Inn Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame Alice Springs Resort Anzac Hill Lookout Anzac Anzac Park Le ic hh ar dt T ce Le ic hh ar dt T ce Stott Tce Sturt Tce Chew ings S t Wills Tce Mills St Lindsay A ve t Town tery T o To To dd R iv er M ue lle r St Li nd sa y Sturt Tce Alice Lodge Backpackers Gillen Park Hawk ins C t N icker Cres Pedler Ave Ge e St Ashwin Park A shw in S t W ilkinson St Co ls on S t Stokes St McDonald St Whittaker St W hi tt ak er S t Harvey Norman Best Western Elkira Court Bojangles Espie St Larapinta Dr R ai lw ay T ce H ar tle y St Post Offi ce s Re To dd M al l Todd Tavern G ap Kirk P l Ewart Pl G ru n d y S t Gason St B lo om fi e ld S t Tuncks Rd The Fairway St A nd re w s Berger CtAll Seasons Annies Place Traeger Park Bagot St So ut h Tc e G ap R oa d M iln er R d Pr ic e St R oss P ark Olive Pink Botanic Garden Hill R oad KFC Hungry Jacks Ba rr et t D riv e rt le y St Cinema A ra lu e n A rt C e n tre S tu a rt C a ra va n P a rk Toddys Backpackers Heavitree Gap Lodge Wintersun Caravan Park Town Council & Library Car Wash Centrelink RSL Club G ille n C lu b S h e ll Residency Airport 15km BP Telegraph Station Gap View Hotel Rock Bar Uncles Tavern Town & Country Tavern Tennant Creek Darwin Uluru Adelaide Car Wash Rockys Pizza stpac Z CBA Yeperenye Shopping Centre Chemist Budget car hire Central Car Rentals Thrifty Northside shops Lasseters Casino & Convention Centre Golf Course Crowne Plaza Alice in the Territory Hotel B at h St Bendigo Bank Australian Central Hertz Sto tt Tc e Pioneer Park Racecourse Jaycar A lice S p rin g s D e se rt P a rk Chifley Woolworths Caltex Plus SUNDAYALICE TODAY min 8 max 30 Sunny SEND US YOUR UPCOMING EVENTS, NEWS & PICTURES Got something newsworthy? Send it to us at: ceneditorial@news.com.au. (All inclusions at Editor's discretion) WEDNESDAY min 10 max 32 Sunny min 13 max 31 Sunny ULURU: Today min 7 max 31 Sat min 9 max 32 Sun min 9 max 28. TENNANT CREEK: Today min 15 max 32 Sat min 18 max 32 Sun min 17 max 33. AROUND ALICE F o r l o c a l s a n d v i s i t o r s THURSDAY Traeger Ave Helm House Berger Ct Berger Ct Berger Ct BergeBerger Ct WHO TO CALL Police, Fire, Ambulance: Emergencies only dial 000 Alice Springs Police: 131 444 Ambulance: 8959 6600 Fire & Rescue Service: 8951 6688 Alice Springs Hospital: 8951 7777 Power and Water (emergency number): 1800 245 090 RSPCA: 8953 4430 Alice Springs Town Council: 8950 0500 Wildcare: 0419 221 128 SATURDAY LOTTO: 3349 37, 12, 15, 16, 42, 45. Supps: 6, 9. OPINION TV GUIDE COMICS SPORTSOCIAL CENTRE SERVICES CLASSIES 20 24 27 296 15 26 POWERBALL: 901 15, 37, 32, 6, 24, 10. P: 11. G eo rg e Cr es G eo rg e Cr es W ilkinson St W ilkinson St Larapinta Dra Dr M iln er R d M iln er R d Pr ic e StSt Pr ic e StSt A lice A lice A lice A lice A lice S p ri S p ri S p ri S p ri S p ri S p rin g n g n g n g n g n g ssss D e se D e se D e se D e se D e se D e se D e se rtrtrtrtrtrtrt P a rk P a rk P a rk P a rk P a rk P a rk P a rk CAREERS EXPO Alice Springs Convention Centre THU: Noon to 7.30pm. TRIVIA NIGHT Gap View Hotel WED: 7pm. U3A WARM WATER EXERCISE Alice Springs Aquatic & Leisure WED: 9am. YMCA EXERCISE YMCA TUE: Kindergym 9am, Rockwall 6pm. WED: Little Big Gym 3.15pm, 4.15pm. THU: Rockwall 6pm. LIVE MUSIC The Rock Bar TUE: Dan Eccenarro 8.30pm. WED: Gareth Dawkins 8.30pm. THU: FatBoy SlimDusty 8.30pm. AFRICA INFO SESSION Travelworld THU: 6pm. VISITOR'S CENTRE Pop into the acclaimed Visitor Centre for all information and booking needs Call 1800 645 199

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