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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. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-NGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS Community Bulletin # 3 POWER OUTAGES IN JABIRU The timing of power outages in Jabiru has been changed from Tuesday morning to Monday morning between 8 am and 10 am on Monday 19 and 26 November so the convoys can pass safely below power lines and into the Ranger uranium mine. TO BE KEPT INFORMED For more information, visit the ERA website www.energyres.com.au or ring 1800 237 228 to help plan your travel. The website and 1800 number wont be updated on the weekends unless the above schedule varies. MORE OVERSIZE LOADS From late November, several convoys will travel on both the Arnhem and Kakadu Highways throughout the week. We will publish a schedule on the ERA website as soon as possible. STUART AND KAKADU HIGHWAYS This Saturday, weather permitting, ERA contractors will move another oversize load from East Arm Port to Jabiru via the Stuart and Kakadu Highways. Oversize convoys will travel between East Arm Port and Jabiru via the Stuart and Kakadu Highways over the next two weekends. The estimated schedule is: Saturday 17 and 24 November: Depart East Arm Port approximately 6 am, travel along Berrimah Road, Wishart Road, Elrundie Avenue and Jenkins Road to the Stuart Highway. Approximately 8 am depart Noonamah, depart Emerald Springs approximately 1.30 pm, reach Mary River Roadhouse on the Kakadu Highway approximately 4 pm. Sunday 18 and 25 November: Depart Mary River Roadhouse approximately 6 am, to arrive on the outskirts of Jabiru approximately 10 am. HUMPTY DOO ADELAIDE RIVER PALMERSTON DARWIN JABIRU PINE CREEK S tuart H ighw ay Arn hem Hig hwa y K ak ad u H ig hw ay P t. 8999 5155 | e. darwinwaterfront@nt.gov.au | www.waterfront.nt.gov.au Paid parking applies 7 days a week. Park 2 hours FREE at the Kitchener Drive multi-storey carpark or $1 for 3hrs and $3 for 4hrs. Darwin Waterfront Upcoming Events Variety Santa Fun Run Sunday 25 November Variety is calling on you, your friends and family to embrace the Christmas Spirit and help raise money for sick and disadvantaged children! The 2km Variety Santa Fun Run in Darwin will take place at the Darwin Waterfront precinct, with registrations from 7:30am, and the run commencing at 9:00am. Visit www.varietysantafunrun.com.au for more information and to register. Free Beginners Tai Chi Every Saturday at 7am Immerse yourself in the tranquil parklands of Darwin Waterfront with free beginners Tai Chi on the lawns. Bring your own waterbottle, towel and sun protection. Aqua Zumba at the Wave Lagoon Every Sunday from 9am Gather a few friends for an exhilarating low impact chest deep workout in the Wave Lagoon without the waves. Classes are provided by a fully qualified instructor. Adults $12, children $8 (under 15yrs) and includes same day entry to the Wave Lagoon from 10am to 2pm! Events may be cancelled due to weather. Check website for more details. Ill ignore marine fish bans By NIGEL ADLAM TERRITORY commercial fishermen are threatening to ignore the Federal Governments declaration of vast marine parks. They say the parks will damage their businesses. Bruce Wildcard Davey, who works between Cape York and the Kimberley, said he would risk hefty fines by fishing inside the park boundaries. There is absolutely no scientific evidence that these parks are needed, Mr Davey said. This is green, knee-jerk politics to win a few votes down south. But NT Environment Centre spokesman Stuart Blanch disagreed. Theres lots of science to support marine parks, peerreviewed science. Its not in dispute amongst scientists who work around the world in this area, he said. Dr Blanch said recent evidence of over-fishing of snapper and jewfish stock close to Darwin showed fisheries management couldnt be relied on as the only tool for marine protection. Mr Davey said nobody had the right to take his livelihood. If the Government came along and grabbed 40 per cent of your house, youd have every right to fight back. Mr Davey said the parks would cost him $150,000 a year in sales. The Territory Government has closed Chambers and Finke bays to professional operators following demands by the recreational fishing lobby. Governments seem hellbent on driving us out of business, Mr Davey said. There are four NT parks: Arafura (23,124sq km), Arnhem (7125sq km), Wessel (5908sq km) and Limmen (1399sq km). 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 Tourism boss announced TOURISM Top Ends new boss was announced yesterday. Trevor Cox, who was a director at Tourism Queensland, has also operated tourist businesses in the Northern Territory. He will start work on January 14. Mr Cox replaces Tony Clementson, who was given a job by the new Territ ory Government after failing to win the Darwin seat of Fannie Bay for the CLP in the last election. Helen Galton has been acting as manager. Tourism Top End president Scott Russell said Mr Coxs marketing experience and business acumen would be beneficial in his new role. Cassie De Vries was among a group of 100 students walking yesterday morning as a tribute to her brother Jayke, who died after a long battle with leukaemia Picture: ELISE DERWIN Striding out for Jayke By ELLIE TURNER A HUGE group of students marched 15km carrying ballons to show their solidarity to the family of a Territory boy who lost his battle with leukemia last month. Cassie De Vries, 15, walked amid about 100 fellow OLoughlin College pupils in honour of her brother, Jayke. The sassy teen said she dreaded the sweltering heat. But I will do it for my brother, she said. Ill be thinking about how Jayke suffered (15km) will be nothing compared to what he went through. Jayke was just 13 when he died with family at his bedside in Melbourne. He was a finalist in the Pride of Australia Child of Courage award. OLoughlin College Year 9 boss Michael Bowden was the man behind the walk. He said it was vital to show students love in times of anguish. This is to symbolise to the family that we will carry the burden with them, he said. The college held a memorial service on Thursday night. Cassie said she hoped there would one day be a cure for the disease.

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