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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, January 4, 2013. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:4-JAGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 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 to keep us laughing Police, left, pretend to arrest bride-to-be Wendy Haddon when women at her hens party mistake them for strippers; a buffalo, middle, enjoys a spa in Darwins rural area; and Alex Bowden, right, of cracker up my clacker fame Scenes from a Potters House church performance in which a HIV-infected homo (left) and an abortion doctor (right) are tortured in hell for their sins June 10: Darwin councillors vote to give themselves a wage increase less than two months into the job and just before Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim jets off to Alaska for a sister city tour. July 7: Amorous women tried to undress two cops mistaken for strippers at a hens party being held at Humpty Doo Hotel. Senior Sergeant Bob Harrison said the police were responding to reports about 10 people at a pub were arguing. Unfortunately, the officers were sent to the wrong hotel. July 10: The Territorys (and probably the worlds) largest beer-can boat has been revealed Extravacanz. The 30,000 can boat weighs 1.5 tonnes, has a crows nest, a spa area and an elaborate spray weapons system, and can theoretically sail to Timor. The double-hull catamaran will compete in this years beer-can regatta, with a crew of about 80 people. So far its cost $16,000 to build not including freebies. July 25: New details reveal three of the five inmates who ran away from the Barkly prison work camp near Tennant Creek last Sunday returned to the camp at dawn the next morning because they were hungry and wanted their breakfast. July 31: A man suffered serious burns when friends lit a firecracker in his bum. Alex Bowden, 23, of Wagaman, Darwin, put a spinning flying bee winged firework in his butt crack during a party in Rapid Creek. August 3: The equivalent of 6.1 million cartons of fullstrength beer was sold in the NT last year and alcohol campaigners say its a brilliant result. Its a drop of about 71,000 litres on the year before last. August 29: Darwins Lord Mayor will be enjoying her second overseas jaunt in less than three months when she travels to Indonesia next month. Darwin council gave its approval to Katrina Fong Lims sister city trip at an ordinary meeting last night. September 5: A midnight drunk plunged his car into a Palmerston unit blocks swimming pool. Police said the driver dog-paddled to safety before he was nabbed. September 6: A buffalo that took a fancy to Darwins rural area shocked a couple of residents when it jumped in their spa. Christine Habel, of Humpty Doo, said she returned home from work to an amazing sight. This buffalo was standing in the family spa, playing with the chlorinator, headbutting it around, she said. September 8: A carpenter, owed money by a builder for a house roof, struck a blow for all sub contractors yesterday he took the roof back. Nick Halkitos and a team of workmen removed the 250sq m roof from the half-built four-bedroom house in Palmerston in less than an hour. September 30: A man who was told to wait 10 hours for a doctor to fix his sliced lip decided to use dental floss and a sewing needle to do it himself. Allan Dell, 26, from Stuart Park, in Darwin, said he had no medical background but had pierced meat in the kitchen. I grew up in the bush in country NSW and Im also a chef, so Im not too strange with threading meat . . . I used dental floss and a sewing needle but I sterilised it all first, he said. October 11: A head chef was fired after dishing up preheated and packaged instant mashed potato and soggy lettuce at the popular Darwin Trailer Boat Club. Manager Alexander Erlich said chef Jason Haines cooking methods were unacceptable. But Mr Haines argued instant mash was OK. It is a product, in my eyes, that is satisfactory when you dont have time to peel, boil and mash everyday, he said. November 12: A Darwin church lands in hot water after putting on a Halloween performance that was a cover to push gory messages about the sins of homosexuality and abortion. The Potters House church put on a performance that included warnings that homosexuals would take over the world. November 14: Territory dad Travis Penning was forced to play midwife when his partner Kelly McMurtriePenning gave birth to their daughter on the side of the road outside a Darwin tip. He said there was no time to spare, so he pulled over near the Shoal Bay tip entrance and did what a man had to do. I just had to catch her, he said. November 14: Punters are more likely to find the gospel at work at Throb nightclub than Potters House, religious figure Very Reverend Jeremy Greaves says. November 29: A Territory school has banned students from giving each other lollies for Christmas. November 30: NT News deputy editor Paul Dyer upsets the natural order of the universe by taking out a gong for best headlines at journalisms most serious awards the Walkleys. December 1: Rabble-rousers who set up blockades to stop their radar station being bulldozed have had a temporary win against Canberra bean counters. Police watched the blockade after organiser Mike Nash said he might chain himself to the radars fence. But there was plenty of town support Mr Nash scored free lunches from grateful locals before news came back from the bureau of a stop-gap stay of execution. December 12: A Townsville taxi driver accepted the fare of a lifetime after taking a half-naked passenger 1500km home to Tennant Creek. The young passenger in his 20s who wore nothing more than a pair of silken boxer shorts and thongs for most of the 17-hour trip hailed a cab outside Toms Tavern on Nathan St on Thursday about midday. He paid $4900 as a cash advance, and later continued his trip up to Darwin. December 21: An outspoken NT councillor has been put on trial in secret for calling a green group enviroNazis. Steve Brown was found not guilty of breaching the Alice Springs Council code of conduct. He was banned from the hearing. December 26: A scantily clad fellow ditched the polo shirt and fawn-coloured trousers in favour of meagre but vibrant green togs while at a Darwin golf course. Some readers decried the ample man for his total disrespect of the game. Others argued it had been hot recently. Offer ends to 15/01/13. Prices may vary in remote areas due to freight. 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