Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-12-22

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243784

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/600836

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, December 22, 2012. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-DGE:5 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 Where theres smoke Firies called to wild party By ALISON BEVEGE Workers at Arafura Crash Repairs let out a cheer as firefighters arrived at their shop yesterday, and right, smoke from the burnouts that started all the trouble Picture: BRAD FLEET THE merry lads at a Territory crash repair shop were letting rip with a burnout at their Christmas party yesterday before their smoke brought emergency services running. Four police cars and two Fire and Rescue trucks put an early end to the festive wheel work at Arafura Crash Repairs Darwin City shed after a nearby resident called for help. Two topless beer wenches scrambled to cover up as the fun police arrived. Panel beater Jacob Burns, 24, of Anula, said he hadnt smoked it up for long before the cops rocked up. I only did one burnout but it went for about two minutes, he said of his impressive skids in a cheeky bronze Torana SLR 5000. I popped two of the tyres. Bits of burnt rubber and blackened concrete decked the floor of the McMinn St warehouse as admiring colleagues stood surveying the handiwork with stubbies in hand. The jolly gents had a bright yellow XY Falcon lined up for dessert, but the owner never got a chance. The coppers said we couldnt do any more, Mr Burns said. They said next time do it in a controlled environment but what could be more controlled than a shed full of people who race and work on cars for a living, with fire extinguishers? The Police Media Unit confirmed to the NT News that burnouts are legal if done on private property in a safe manner including on a business premises as long as it is closed to the public. Mozzie breeding swamps sprayed HE SAID IT PETERWHELAN Medical entomology head NT Government Follow-up surveys have indicated the spray has led to very good control of the breeding sites THE largest aerial spray of salt marsh mosquito breeding sites this year has been carried out. More than 270ha of Leanyer, Holmes Jungle and Mickett Creek swamps was soaked in a bacteriabased insecticide. NT Government medical entomology head Peter Whelan said the spray followed the highest tide of the year 7.89m on December 15 which caused a mass hatching of mosquito larvae. Follow-up surveys have indicated the spray has led to very good control of the breeding sites, he said, but mozzie numbers were still high in Darwin, particularly in the northern suburbs. Other breeding spots including Lee Point, Sandy Creek Casuarina, Charles Darwin Park and Ludmilla Creek have been treated with slow-release mosquito hormone pellets and briquettes. Mr Whelan urged Top Enders to take precautions to avoid Ross River and Barmah Forest fevers. Symptoms include swollen joints, sore muscles and tendons, skin rash, fatigue, fever, headache and swollen lymph nodes. MPSUSAWARDNOD A TERRITORY politician has been nominated for the US International Womens Courage Award. Bess Price, who won the Central Australian seat of Stuart from her Labor nephew Karl Hampton at the last Territory election, would be the first Australianwoman towin. The award is presented annually to women who have shown leadership and courage, especially when promotingwomens rights. AGRICULTUREPLAN A PLAN to help Chinese investors develop agriculture in northern Australia will be released on Thursday. The document could lead to a Chinese company developing the next stage of the Ord River irrigation scheme, which straddles the Territory and WA border. Trade Minister Craig Emerson commissioned the report with Chinas CommerceMinister. PROJECTILE DUGUP AN old and rusty projectile has been dug up at a Darwin house. The ordnance was unearthed when a resident struck it with a garden tool in a yard on Adcock Cres, Nakara. Watch Commander Greg Pusterla said explosives experts were called. He said it might not be dangerous but would be disposed of according to protocol. Lifesavers to brave threat of crocs GOLD Coast lifesavers yesterday backed down from their threat to boycott the national championship in Darwin because they feared being eaten by crocodiles. Co-ordinator Nathan Fife said a team would be sent north in July. The club at first said on Wednes day that some of the competitors wouldnt go to Darwin. One told the NT News: No one is stupid everyone knows Darwin equals crocodiles, not to mention the stingers. The IRB Championship will be held from July 18-21.


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