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Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013



Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013. Sun Newspapers 7 SUNNewspapers >> General News Its just a stage New tailored family packages for every stage at Members Choice providers* Up to 100% back on extras for kids At Medibank, we know families are all different, but weve also noticed some similarities. Its helped us to design tailored health cover packages especially for families at different stages. So as your circumstances change, so can your health cover. With all our family packages you get: Cover for accidents and ambulance No hospital excess for kids+ $100 annual membership bonus to top up extras, hospital excess and other out of pocket expenses# Increasing annual limits each year on dental, major dental, physio, chiro and osteo services^ Plus, get access to the 24/7 Health Advice Line. Visit our store at Casuarina Square, Trower Rd, Casuarina Waiting periods apply including 12 months for pre-existing conditions and some dental services. *Up to annual limits. Applies to full-time student and child dependents only. Only at Members Choice Providers. Members Choice providers not available in all areas. +Other out-of-pocket expenses may apply. #Bonus accumulates to a maximum of $1000 (after 10 continuous years). ^Limits increase by $50 per year up to a maximum of $250 (after 5 continuous years). Other conditions apply to increasing annual limits and the membership bonus, please refer to the Did you know? brochure at medibank.com.au/didyouknow Medibank Private Limited ABN 47 080 890 259 MBB0301/SUN Service for rural battlers THE Federal Governments rural financial counselling service is set to continue in the Top End due to strong demand. Rural Business Support provides financial information and options to businesses in the horticultural and fishing sectors. General manager of Rural Business Support Kay Matthias said that after two years of the rural financial counsellor being available in the NT it was evident that some struggling primary producers and small rural businesses needed financial business support. Weve been . . . working with primary producers over the past two years since the beginning of the trial at the end of 2012, our rural financial counsellor has worked extensively with Top End producers requiring financial assistance, she said. I also expect that our service will work closely with the Northern Territory Government in the administration of the recently announced Farm Finance Package. Rural financial counsellors provide a free, independent and confidential service. Support includes helping to apply for income support and hardship payments and developing plans to manage short-term cashflows. To make an appointment with rural financial counsellor Charlie Goode go to www. ruralbusinesssupport.org.au or call 1800 836 211. Its towering over them Terry Mills joins angry Woodroffe residents at the site of the proposed tower. As a community, no onewants the tower By COURTNEY TODD A GROUP of Woodroffe residents are refusing to back down from a David-and-Goliath battle over a telecommunications tower planned for their suburb. Resident Dale Egan said locals do not want the Telstra tower planned for private land behind Woodroffe supermarket, at 32 Baldwin Drive but, if it cant be stopped, they at least want it disguised as a tree. As a community, no one wants the tower here, but if it is going ahead regardless, we definitely want something done with the amenity of the area, Mr Egan said. This tower is going to be 32.7m high thats taller than the Palmerston water tower and equivalent to a 10-storey building. Mr Egan said residents concerns about health issues would not stop the tower because tower emissions would meet federal standards. But he hoped concerns about the negative impact on development and housing prices would not fall on deaf ears. Theres a lot of land just adjacent to (the planned tower site) and it has a lot of potential to really build and bind the community, Mr Egan said. You can imagine the potential negative impact this tower will have with any future development of the area. If the amenity was improved by disguising the tower as a tree, Im sure it would somewhat soften the blow, he said. He said telecommunication towers had been disguised as trees elsewhere in Australia. Its an acceptable compromise from our point of view, not that we want the tower at all, but if the tower is going up, its appropriate that (Telstra) come to the party and meet us halfway with the amenity of the area, Mr Egan said. Member for Blain Terry Mills said he admired the residents for taking the step to compromise with Telstra. Telstra has now been given the go-ahead to develop the proposal, Mr Mills said. Theres a little way to go yet and were just hoping there will be some concession made. Telstra spokeswoman Tianee Dohnt told the Sun Newspapers in March that other sites were ruled out as they were close to schools, provided poor coverage and because of lease restrictions. She said the new tower was needed to meet the increasing demand on the network. Data on our wireless networks continues to double approximately every 12 months and, in Woodroffe, Telstra needs to add capacity to the network to improve and maintain mobile network services, she said. Go green for maths spectacle STUDENTS, parents and teachers are invited to Charles Darwin University this Friday for an outdoor mathematics extravaganza. Math on the Green will feature a series of interactive activities, with math geniuses from around Australia and the world as hosts. Organiser Professor Frances Rosamond said, It will give participants an opportunity to experience new ways of looking at math. Activities will include puzzles, games and robots. It is vital in our complex world that we develop a greater interest among students, and the population in general, in mathematics and computer science, said Prof Rosamond. This will be the first international workshop of its kind, so it will be interesting to see what outcomes can be achieved by bringing together mathematical scientists, computer researchers, teachers and others. The event is free and will take place on the Casuarina campus this Friday, from 5.30-7.30pm on the lawn near Purple 12 building.

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