Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-08-06

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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

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/241767

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/615609

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www.ntnews.com.au Monday, August 6, 2012. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:6-AGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 1 0 F H 1 5 / 1 1 RELAX AT THE WATERFRONT There are no strangers here, just friends who have not met yet Fax: 8947 4331 E: quotes@arafuratrees.com.au www.arafuratrees.com.au TREE Problems? Tree Trimming and Removal Stump Grinding Arboriculture Consultancy Professional Service 10FH1210FH1210FH12 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 Quickweather DARWIN Earlymorning fog patches clearing to a sunnyday ALICESPRINGS Sunny. Light tomoderate southeastwinds MAX 31 MAX 24 WEATHER:PAGE47 BlokesWonOver WINNERS& Losers didnt seem to have a hope of building amale following. It launched last year as a drama about the bond shared by four women. But the showmay have come a longway since then. TVGUIDE: PAGE 13 Long checkout rush Darwin shopper Jenny Nash, 56, is no stranger to long queues at the checkout. She admits she often buys her groceries during rush hour Picture: ELISE DERWIN Peak times after noon By DAMIEN McCARTNEY RUSHHOUR BUSIESTDAYS n Saturday n Thursday n Friday n Sunday NINE times more people cram into supermarkets when rush-hour starts at 5pm than earlier in the day. Figures from Woolworths reveal the periods between 12pm-2pm and 5pm-6pm Saturday afternoons are the busiest times of the week. The trend is similar on weekdays but customer traffic is far lower. The rush lasts until 7pm as customers hit stores after school and work. The best time to avoid the queues are Tuesdays. Fannie Bay resident Jenny Nash said she usually shopped on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon often in the peak periods. Saturday afternoons are the worst, she said. I try to shop on Sunday afternoons, and I only shop fortnightly and stock up. Ms Nash, 56, said she buys most of her fruit and vegetables through the week at smaller shops. She said Woolworths Nightcliff seemed the most popular outlet. The queues there are always phenomenal, and there are only ever two or three checkouts open at a time, she said. Woolworths spokesman Benedict Brook said many people wrongly thought midafternoons were the best time to go shopping. Although it is quieter you are probably better to go early to mid-morning or later at night you will have a much quieter shop, he said. Tuesday is the quietest day overall but the least busy time in the week is Sunday before 9am. Sundays dont get going very quickly, he said. The carpark is going to be a bit quieter and you will have an easier ride through the store. Self-serve checkouts, longer trading hours and on line shopping were among initiatives to get customers in and out of stores more swiftly. Ms Nash said the best way to beat the queue was pulling out her phone or reading the magazines displayed by the checkouts. Smuggler loses appeal A CONVICTED people smugglers attempt to appeal a mandatory eight year prison term has been thrown out of the Territory Supreme Court. Lawyers for Edward Nafi, 45, applied for leave to appeal his sentence on the grounds Justice Judith Kelly erred in convicting him of a repeat offence in May last year. Nafi had been found guilty of bringing 33 peo ple into the country. It was his second conviction under the Migration Act. Nafi said the first offence, which saw him serve jail time for smuggling more than 100 people in June 2001, should not have been considered. He argued it pre-dated the new mandatory penalty regime. The appeal was dismissed. Nafi will serve a nonparole period of five years. Sacred site case in court LAWYERS for a mining company accused of desecrating a Territory indigenous sacred site will argue the case next month. OM Mining has been charged with four counts of desecration and seven counts of damage to the Two Women Sitting Down site on its manganese mine at Bootu Creek, 170km north of Tennant Creek. It is alleged a pit wall at the mine collapsed and brought down a large part of an adjacent rocky outcrop which contained the sacred site. The alleged offences levelled by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority were between March 1 and September 30 last year. Magistrate Daynor Trigg adjourned the matter until September 11.