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The Centralian advocate Tue 29 Jan 2013



The Centralian advocate Tue 29 Jan 2013


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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4 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 9 -J A N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Did you know pools can make up 30% of your power bill? Alice Solar City is now offering FREE Pool Energy Consultations to help you keep costs down. It takes less than half an hour!* Book now to be eligible to win $1,000 toward an energy efficient pool pump. * For terms & conditions visit our website Ph. (08) 8950 4350. www.alicesolarcity.com.au pool owner? Are ayou WIN $1,000 Put the on your power bills this summer! NEWS Glen hailed an NT hero Centralian Citizen of the Year Glen Auricht Alicia Colombet and Rebecca Rawlings showing their Aussie spirit Courtney, Karen and Amy Randall Glen and Carole Saxby at the citizenship ceremony Brianna Hughes was one of the Student Citizen Award winners Teo and Beth Valle LEFT: Taurus showed his true colours Pictures: AMY WEST, CHLOE GERAGHTY and ANNE FUSSELL Steve Menzies Ben Skelton and Casey Pollard DECADES of quietly going about volunteer service to help others were recognised when Glen Auricht was named the 2013 Centralian Citizen of the Year on Saturday. It was his second award in as many days after receiving the NT Achievers Award in Darwin on Friday night. He had to settle for a slightly more low-key presentation than had been planned after he did not quite make it to the ceremony after his journey back from Darwin. So Mayor Damien Ryan made the presentation informally, in the dappled shade of the towering gum. I would rather be out treating someone with a fractured femur than being here on stage, he said when called on to receive his award in Darwin. Among other awards presented was the Young Centralian Citizen of the Year to Annelies Doecke. She is a great humanitarian, having worked on a school project to help out at Santa Teresa as well as volunteering for the Red Cross and St Vincent de Paul, plus helping raise money for a school in East Timor and visiting the school and the leprosy mission in India. It is not hard to be a good citizen in such a good community, she said. I thank Brother Paul (the princi pal at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, where Annelies completed year 12 last year) for being such an example to us all. Quite a few fellow students helped with the project at Santa Teresa, so that project was not just me. Nella Willis, the chairperson of the Drovers, accepted the award for the Event of the Year (the 2012 Drovers Ball). Then Brianna Hughes and Tyson Farris were given the Student Citizen of the Year award. Mr Auricht is the chairman of the Strehlow Centre board, St John Ambulance Volunteers supervisor, Finke Desert Race committee member and a motorcycling official. He works making roads in Central Australia. Apex Club president Ben Crawford said, in announcing the award: He always found time to work for the community. Mr Auricht has a deep affinity with and respect for indigenous people, speaking two Aboriginal languages, having worked for many years at Hermannsburg. Mr Auricht joined St John Ambulance as a volunteer in 1969, when asked to help out, and apart from the time when he was working at Hermannsburg (when he continued to provide volunteer assistance when required, including helping with births) has continued since.

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