Territory Stories

Sun newspapers Wed 7 Aug 2013



Sun newspapers Wed 7 Aug 2013


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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10 Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY, August 7, 2013. Locally operated by Glen Smith, who has been helping Territorians for more than 10 years with: n Finance for cars, boats, bikes, caravans and commercials products n Past bad credit loans available n Able to assist in locating a suitable vehicle through our accredited dealers n Get a pre-approval before shopping for your car or boat n Competitive insurance products for cars and boats M: 0402-857-105 F: (08) 89413555 glen.smith@approvedcarloans.com.au A: SUITE 34/24 CAVENAGH ST, DARWIN www.approvedcarloans.com.au AUSTRALIA (08) 8942 1111 With the largest fleet in Darwin, well get you where you want to go, sooner... s Maxi Taxis Available s Eftpos Available s Wheelchair Accessible Cabs s Most Major Credit Cards Accepted s Driver Training Available DARWIN RADIO TAXI DOWNLOAD THE APP & MAKE BOOKING EVEN EASIER! Darwins Largest Fleet 8948 1122 admin@darwinmi.com.au Jape Homemaker Village, shop 21 *As per MBS We provide x-ray, Low Dose CT, Mammography, Ultrasound ~ 3D/4D, Bulk Billing*, Central Location, Easy parking. ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED Choose a place where local people look after you. The Choice is Yours. NEED MEDICAL IMAGING? If mental illness aects your life, help is available at Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT). I care for someone with a mental illness. Theyre a person too 2/273 Bagot Road, Coconut Grove , Darwin 2A/40 Bath Street, Alice Springs 1800 985 944 www.mifant.org.au Weve got the green light to put money back in your pocket. Naturally, everytime you dont flick a switch, youre saving money. In light of our everincreasing power costs, you may want to reduce your dependency on electricity by installing skylights. A generous range of daylighting options that are certified deemed to comply with our cyclonic conditions is available at Eco Options. Check them out at the Winnellie showroom or visit the website...> 2/4 Aristos Place, Winnellie phone 8947 4373 www.eco-options.com General News << SUNNewspapers Pick up the poos ALMOST half of Territory dog owners dont pick up their poochs poo when theyre out, says a new survey, with a further 15 per cent admitting they only pick it up if someone is watching. Nationwide, about 750,000 dog poos are left in Australias public spaces, and this is helping to spread worms, say researchers of the Miblemax Dirty Dog study. Most people understand their furry friend can transfer worms to humans, but turn a blind eye to their pooch pooing in public. Even in their own backyards people are leaving their dogs do do for days almost a third of Territorians said they pick up the poo in their yard less than once a week increasing the chances of infection, says Dr David Jenkins from the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University. Dog faeces are much more than a nuisance, they are also a public health issue, he said. My research suggests that at any one time at least 15 per cent of dogs have intestinal worms, so of Australias 3.41 million dogs, we can expect at least half a million to be infected. This means its very easy to be exposed to worm eggs in areas visited by dogs, such as parks. He says de-worming your pet at least every three months is recommended. Head on down to the free barbecue at Goyder Park. Discuss hot topic at free barbecue SOMERVILLE, a not-for-profit community services group, is hosting a barbecue tomorrow in Palmerston to raise awareness about homelessness. Family services manager Leticia Dyer said homelessness rates in the NT are up to 17 times higher than anywhere else in Australia. She said those numbers are largely due to overcrowded living arrangements and the cost of rent in the Territory. Theres about 1200 people between Palmerston and Darwin and 15,000 people across the NT, she said. Mrs Dyer said each night high numbers of homeless people and families look to not-for profit groups, such as Somerville, for a safe place to sleep, but those groups are struggling to keep up. There really needs to be more affordable housing in the NT, she said. Theres a need for more community housing and we dont need to lose any more government housing. Mrs Dyer said anyone could suddenly find themselves homeless because of an unforseen change such as losing a job. Because of the high cost of rentals even working families are finding it really hard to get into the rental market, she said. And then children are affected in so many ways. They can be put into at risk situations and school attendance and routines are affected. Mrs Dyer said everyone is welcome to attend the free barbecue, which runs from 9am to 11am tomorrow in Goyder Park, across from the Palmerston Library. For more information or to donate to Somerville visit somerville.org.au.