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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

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

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12 NT NEWS. Friday, January 4, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -J A N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Make sure youre prepared this season bunnings.com.au Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but products may be ordered. Bunnings Group Limited BBNT3012 View our latest catalogue at bunnings.com.au PORTABLE RADIO WATERPROOF TORCH BATTERIES FIRST AID KIT TIE DOWN STRAPS ROPE TIMBER BOARDS SAW WATERPROOF BAGS WATER CONTAINERS HEAVY DUTY TARP CYCLONE PROTECTION CHECKLIST $1978 20L Plastic Gerry Can 3241500 $1998 9W Fluoro Camping Lantern 4410171 $1478 Dolphin Torch Waterproof, floats. 4410205 $45 101 Pce First Aid Kit 6100258 $499 2400W 4 Stroke Generator 15L fuel tank. 2 AC sockets. 6230067 $2750 Extra Heavy Duty Tarpaulin 2.4 x 3.0m. Silver/black. 3330001 Non-structural CD Plywood 2440 x 1220 x 12mm. 0340158 $37EACH $1350 60L Rubbish Bin 4523066 $1239 Portable Cooker 3170991 $798 D Long Life Extra Batteries Alkaline. 4410243 $138 AM/FM Li-Ion Cordless Job Site Radio MP3 input. Battery not included. 6240208 $3985 Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Protects 21m. Cordless. Odourless. 3343960 1pk refill $10.55 TERRY, TEAM MEMBER $4 Multi Purpose Poly Rope 9mm x 30m. Various colours. 4310091 $99 25.4cc 2 Stroke Chainsaw 305mm (12") bar. 3380232 $19 25m Heavy Duty Extension Lead 10 amp. 4420129 NATION 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 Victoria on high alert Peter Ryan MELBOURNE: Victorias Acting Premier says the state is on the brink of its sternest test of the bushfire season. Extreme fire danger ratings have been declared for the states southwest, Wimmera, and central regions today, with the risk in the rest of the state rated severe. Many communities are expecting temperatures to soar above 40C until the middle of next week. The entire state is under a fire ban. A heat alert has been issued by the chief health officer for the central and north central districts, taking in Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Marysville and other towns. Local governments have been preparing lists of vulnerable residents in a bid to minimise the risk to the elderly and those with medical conditions. The effort comes after hundreds died in 2009 from the prolonged heat that occurred before the deadly Black Saturday bushfires. Acting Premier Peter Ryan called on Victorians to have a fire plan and make contact with elderly neighbours, particularly if they lived alone. We are at the brink of our sternest test for the year 12-13 bushfire season, he said yesterday. I urge everybody therefore to be prepared. CFA chief officer Euan Ferguson warned that waiting and seeing could prove fatal. Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, and on a bad day . . . fires can travel extremely quickly, he said. The Summernats are go The colourful motorcade blocked off city traffic for 30 minutes and required a police escort Picture: GARY RAMAGE CANBERRA: The Summernats streetcar festival is off to a rolling start, with Canberras only motorcade without an overpaid politician in it. More than 200 street machines and custom cars meandered through Canberra streets on to Northbourne Avenue yesterday afternoon in front of thousands of spectators. The annual cruise officially opened Summernats 2013, which is expected to attract about 90,000 people over the next few days. The motorcade blocked off city traffic for 30 minutes and required a police escort. This is the only serious motorcade that happens in Australia that hasnt got an overpaid politician in it, festival co-owner Andy Lopez said. Today there will be a Guinness World Record attempt for the most cars involved in a simultaneous burnout. Police used excessive force in brawl SYDNEY: A family accused of assaulting police say excessive force was used against them by officers responding to a domestic dispute. Five members of the Mehanna family appeared in court yesterday charged over a brawl with police who were responding to reports of a domestic dispute. Police allege one family member punched a probationary constable in the face before others joined in the fight at the familys home in Bankstown, in Sydneys west, on Wednesday. A further six officers called to the scene were also injured.