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The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, November 16, 2012. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:16-NGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Yellowglen NV Sparkling 750ml# Jack Daniels 1 Litre 1 L I T R E Victoria Bitter Block 30x375ml Cans OR Peroni Nastro Azzurro Bottles 24x330ml 30 CAN BLOCK SAVE UP TO 600 $54 ea IN ANY 6 $8ea SAVE 411 SINGLE BOTTLE 888 ea SAVE 1200 1 LITRE $55 TIS T HE SPEC IALS SEAS ON Woolworths Liquor: Visit woolworths.com.au Call 1300 767 969* We support the responsible service of alcohol. On sale until Tuesday 20th November 2012 unless sold out prior. Savings based on Woolworths Liquor Darwin metropolitan sell price. Woolworths Liquor stores are closed on Sunday. Multibuy offers apply to the quantity advertised only. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores including Alice Springs, Gove or Katherine or through Woolworths online. #Wine varieties may vary by store. *Standard local call charges apply. 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Troppo Architect directors Greg McNamara, 45, Lena Yali, 43, and southern landscape architect Kevin Taylor, 57, died in the crash. But Ms Yalis sister Dianne, 41, said: We were disappointed he was charged in the first place because it was quite clearly an accident. She said people should only be criminally charged if they intend to commit a crime. If anyone could have changed anything on that day, they would have, she said. It was a catastrophe but he is suffering too. The mother-of-two said she couldnt imagine how the Air Services Australia firie would be feeling after being involved in an accident that took three lives. Im pleased the DPP have seen common sense, she said. In September, Darwin Magistrates Court was told Mr Norris, who was stood down after the crash, may be protected from prosecution under the Air Services Regu lation. The relevant section states no action can be taken against an Air Services Australia employee acting in the course of their employment for injury caused, directly or indirectly, to a person. Mr Norris was responding to a call for back-up from the Northern Territory Fire Service which was battling a large warehouse fire at the time of the crash. Boats are stranded as Darwin Harbour experiences its lowest tide of the year Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Eclipses pull leaves boats high and dry TIDES IN BRIEF n NEAP TIDE: The least difference between the lowest and highest tides in a day, happening twice a month in the first and third quarters of themoon. n SPRING TIDE: An exceptionally high or low tide, happens during a new and full moon when it is aligned with the sun and the earth. n DODGE TIDE: The SA term for a neap tide, where there is hardly any difference between the low and high tides. By SARAH CRAWFORD DARWIN Harbour resembled a soggy lunar landscape when the sea level fell to just 12cm yesterday the lowest tide of the year. Wednesdays alignment of the sun and moon which resulted in an eclipse packed such gravitational force, the water was pulled far out into the harbour, leaving boats beached and people scratching their heads. The tide reached its lowest level of 12cm at 12.53pm. Dinah Beach Yacht Club bar manager John Roodenrys said he had never seen it so low. It was unbelievable. I expected to find relics from former civilisations in the sea bed, he said. We have low tides all the time . . . but it did effect us more than normal because we were land locked for longer. It was possible to walk from The Esplanade to the Larrakeyah Barracks in gum boots yesterday. National Tidal Centre data manager Paul Davill said the low tide was believed to be associated with the eclipse. The theory is that it is the alignment of the sun and moon that causes the largest range (in tides), he said. Darwin Trailer Boat Club events manager Chloe Butterworth said she was shocked to see the tide go out more than 50m at Fannie Bay. The majority of the boats moored out there were just chilling in the sand, she said. Generally boat owners try to take advantage of the low tides to get the barnacles off their boats. By the evening the water was back, reaching a peak of 7.8m by 7.28pm. The highest tide of the year is expected on December 15, with the water level tipped to hit 7.89m at 8pm. Reward offered for killer of camel AN outraged community has put up a reward to help police solve the case of a pet camel that was killed and decapitated in September. Noodle the camel, handfed by hundreds of Territorians, was discovered dead on an isolated property in Queenslands southwest. Despite a plea for information police are yet to establish any firm leads on who killed the beloved animal. Birdsville has put up a reward to anyone who gives police information leading to the arrest and conviction of Noodles killer. Birdsville police officer in charge Neale McShane said the reward, which includes $1000 cash as well as several donated items from local businesses, shows how much of an impact Noodle had made. The community was pretty annoyed over the crime, Senior Constable McShane said. The fella who had his camel shot, he walked it from Katherine to Birdsville for the Birdsville races. Hes a bit of a hero here Noodle, had his photo taken with hundreds if not thousands of people. He said he is hopeful the reward will boost his chances of making an arrest.