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The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-NGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ANULA PRIMARY SCHOOL 2012 Smart Schools Winner for Excellence in Early Childhood OPEN DAY 9AM-11AM Saturday 24th November Is your child commencing Preschool or Transition in 2013? We can offer; Personalised learning in a caring and nurturing environment Developmentally appropriate teaching programs with a focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Student Wellbeing Excellent facilities, resources and highly trained Early Childhood teachers A school that values high expectations, respect and diversity Come and see our Early Years program in action, take a tour of the school and meet the Principal and teaching staff. Enquiries: Kerry Hudson Ph 8927 9477 I kerry.hudson@ntschools.net Visit the website www.anulaprimary.nt.edu.au/ The oil and gas projects will have an impact on Darwin and property investments be proactive and attend our free presentation where you will learn: 1. The future of Darwin over the next decade as an oil and gas hub for Asia 2. Property past and present and what is in store for us 3. Cash fl ows of properties in Darwin 4. How to become a successful property investor and retire rich 5. What properties are available and offer the best returns Will you profi t from the OIL AND GAS BOOM? Darwin is headed for a massive resources growth and you can profi t from this boom if you know how and act now. LIMITED NUMBERS BOOKING ESSENTIAL Tuesday 20th of November. 6pm at Mantra Pandanas Monday 26th of November. 6pm at Mantra Pandanas Call HOTLINE 0447 770 909 or email cheryl@gwelodevelopments.com.au for Reservations Sponsored by Gwelo Developments Building in Darwin for 36 years. 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 Accuseds reason to lie By MEAGAN DILLON A TERRITORY barrister yesterday accused a convicted killer of incriminating a man in the murder of Ray Niceforo because he had good reason to lie his prison sentence may be reduced by six years. Zak Grieve, 20, has pleaded not guilty to the $15,000 contract killing of Mr Niceforo, 41, in his Katherine flat in October last year. His lawyer Jon Tippett, QC, said during his opening address to the NT Supreme Court jury that Grieve was not present during the murder. But Darren Jason Halfpenny, 23, said his friend Grieve helped him and Christopher Malyschko, 25, execute the killing and dump the body on Gorge Rd. Halfpenny told the jury he was given a 20-year non-parole period for the murder but could apply to the NT Administrator to be released after 14 years in prison. Mr Tippett said Halfpenny started telling police a fabricated alibi involving only Malyschko before changing his story to incriminate Grieve. He said Halfpenny may be given mercy if he testified for the Crown against Malyschko and Grieve. You have good reason to lie your sentence can be significantly reduced, he said. But Halfpenny said it was a decision for the Government. The court heard Grieve introduced Halfpenny to Malyschko whose mother Bronwyn Buttery, 53, allegedly commissioned the hit. Mums working for love Tegan Cross with daughter, Sophie, aged 5 months, is on maternity leave and has started a home business in the meantime. A study shows mothers who go back to work after six months bond better with their babies Picture: BRAD FLEET By NICOLE MILLS MOTHERS who go back to work before their baby is six months old become warmer parents, a surprising study shows. The Australian research, published in the international Journal of Family Studies, challenges the conventional wisdom that stay-athome mums bond better with their babies. The findings suggest mothers who miss their babies or feel guilty about heading back to work may try to compensate through affection and attention. Mothers who stay at home with their babies for more than six months become more distant parents than those who return to work sooner, the research shows. Tegan Cross, 30, from Rosebery, in Palmerston, has been on maternity leave since her first child Sophie was born five months ago. She plans to return to her marketing job early next year but has started a gift business called Cotton Blossom that makes flower arrangements out of baby clothes, to keep her busy in the meantime. I think the general consensus is most women would prefer to stay home if it was financially viable, she said. I dont know if its so much about the bond (with your baby). Perhaps you think you could miss out on little milestones. She said starting a home business in the first months of her daughters life had given her a creative outlet. For me leaving work was really sad. It was a bit of a fear of the unknown. But if you can find a way to mix the two its great. I think that is peoples first choice and thats why there are all these little start-ups popping up. Research author Nina Lucas, from the Melbourne Parenting Research Centre, said parents who rushed back into the workplace might be more intense parents during their time at home. Mothers who took a short period of leave felt more warm and affectionate toward their child than those who took longer, she said. This surprised us, but might be because women parent more intensely when they know they have limited time. The researchers also have good news for mothers who spend longer at home with their bubs they become calmer parents and have less psychological distress two or three years later. Council saves on Christmas CHRISTMAS is going ahead in Darwin. The council is spending $70,000 on festive season decorations. But its $3565 less than last year. Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim said: We arent doing any less. Weve just managed to make some savings. Darwin council sacked Santa in 2010 because it said the event was not supported. But the decision was reversed after public outrage. Santa will be ringing his bell in Smith St Mall, council libraries, and on the Darwin Waterfront from December 10-23.