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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, April 2, 2013. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:2-APGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Get more than your PH 8931 0397 41 MC KINNON RD, PINELANDS. www.envirobanknt.com.au 10 cents worth at Envirobank! NEW TRADING HOURS Mon- Friday 1.00pm -4.00pm Saturday 10.00am 2.00pm Closed on all Public Holidays Collect a free Envirobank bag when you cash in your containers. while stocks last. ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Model Emily Bix wears a Kevin Kishore dress by local designer Kevin de Beer Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Desert sand inspires gown like Alice By COURTNEY TODD TERRITORY-born and bred fashion designer Kevin de Beer has released a sneak peek of his upcoming spring collection. The 100 per cent silk dress heralds a change from Mr de Beers earlier collections, which featured more structured and figure-fitting designs. This collection is going out side that area into more draped elements and pieces that will show more movement, he said. The collection has been influenced by the shifting sands of Central Australia. There will be a lot of flowing elements and wispiness inspired by that movement of sand, Mr de Beer said. The 25-year-old said his designs are all influenced by the Territorian environment and he does a lot of venturing around the NT looking for inspirations for his gowns. The spring collection will be released under Mr de Beers label, Kevin Kishore, in September this year. Mr De Beer said the collection would feature gala event gowns and cocktail dresses and one show-closer statement piece. Health insurance hits you in the hip TERRITORIANS with private health insurance saw their premiums rise by an average of 5.6 per cent yesterday. That means paying an extra $190 for families and $95 for singles per year. But fund members could save hundreds on their health cover providing they shop around. Private Health Insurance Om budsman Samantha Gavel told the NT News consumers could make savings of around $300-$400 per month by switching policies but they needed to be careful they were comparing products that covered similar services. Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has been urging health fund members to shop around since she announced the premium rise that will push up the cost of cover by around $190 per family per year and $95 per year for singles. Families can find the best deal on their private health insurance by shopping around, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said yesterday. To compare private health insurance schemes, visit the website privatehealth.gov.au. Patients tested as care fails By DAVID WOOD and NIGEL ADLAM Residents are not receiving care consistent with their ... needs THREE of the Territorys nine nursing homes have been threatened with having their licences revoked because of fears for the wellbeing of residents. They have been stopped from taking in new residents for six months. The Federal Governments Health and Ageing Department imposed sanctions on Tiwi Gardens Lodge and Tracy Aged Care in Darwin, and Terrace Gardens in Palmerston. Tiwi Gardens is the latest nursing home to be penalised after it failed to remedy earlier non-compliance with accreditation standards. In a letter to residents, the departments accreditation agency said it identified problems with the safety, health and wellbeing of residents. Residents are not receiving care consistent with their assessed care needs and the clinical care of care recipients with complex and/or high care needs is not adequate, it said. There were problems with the management of medication, wounds and diabetes. The department said the lodge would lose its licence unless staff were trained within four months at its own expense. Adelaide-based ECH, which runs the lodge, did not return calls. Tracy Aged Care and Terrace Gardens both run by the Uniting Churchs Frontier Services were hit with bans in December. Tracy Aged Care had problems with clinical care, medication management, nutrition and hydration, skin care, the living environment, and catering, cleaning and laundry services. Terrace Gardens was found to have a serious risk of people getting food poisoning because food was not prepared, stored or reheated properly. But inspectors later said the risk had been resolved. It is believed that problems started when food began to be prepared at a central kitchen. The system was scrapped following federal intervention. Frontier Services manager Robyn Bayly said the nursing homes were striving to meet their obligations. Were working hard to ensure that we deliver a quality service, she said. All other Territory nursing homes were considered up to standard following inspections. Dont be tender pretender WORKSHOPS to help businesses work with the NT Governments new electronic tendering and tender box changes are being held in Alice Springs this week. They will take place at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort on April 3 and 4. The NT Government is changing the way it advertises and receives tenders which, it says, will save time and money for businesses dealing with government. System changes include an improved and upgraded quotations and Tenders Online System, a new mobile application for businesses to view tender opportunities, open tenders, quotes and awarded contracts information while on the move. The workshops run from 6-7pm.

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