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The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 66 no. 15

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4 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 17, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 7 -J U L -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K 24/7 ELECTRICAL EMERGENCY CALL OUT SERVICE DOMESTIC I COMMERCIAL I INDUSTRIAL For everything electrical, the only number youll ever need Office: 8924 9700 | Ryan: 0419 279 316 | Fax: 8924 9701 Office 9 Nylander St Parap Postal PO Box 36020 Winnellie NT 0821 Email administration@combinedelectricalnt.com.au Web www.combinedelectricalnt.com.au ANYTIME & ANYWHERE! 24/7 HOTLINE 8924 9777 CAL ACCREDITED 1 0 7 3 0 3 3 NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Police swoop on war Tensions boil over in camp grounds By ALYSSA BETTS A bus was set alight and gutted after a turf war involving a shop erupted in Yuendumu Picture: NT Police A TURF war involving a shop has led to an armed confrontation, a number of sporadic alleged attacks, and fleeing residents having their bus boarded, and later burnt. Ten people were arrested, and police had to bolster numbers at Yuendumu from four other stations in the region after a row developed at a local shop on Saturday. Superintendent Peter Gordon said the row sparked disturbances that at times included up to 80 people, allegedly armed with axes, nulla nullas, steel pipes, spears and rocks. There was report of one man sustaining a deep cut to his hand. Residents not involved in the melee said clashes were very contained, involving specific members of a longrunning feud in the Central Australian community. People who dont belong to the two feuding family groups remain virtually unaffected, one local said. The local, who did not want to be identified, said a flashpoint for tensions between people in south and west camps was the shop run by Outback Stores. Outback Stores is sort of in the middle . . . both camps have got to go shop there if they want to use their BasicsCard for food. Fights in and around the store already caused its temporary closure in June, leading to a meeting to try to broker a solution. The local said an agree ment was hammered out that one camp mob would shop there in the morning, and the other would shop there in the afternoon but Saturdays were tricky. On Saturday theyre only open for four hours and so. . . its more likely an overlap will happen. Supt Gordon said police first received news of trouble at 11am on Saturday, with reports about 50 people had 15 others holed up in the store. He said local officers inserted themselves bodily between the store and the larger group. The police dispersed the crowd after several hours of tense negotiation. But Supt Gordon said they received a report of armed people from south camp heading to west camp. There they found about 80 people armed with weapons. It was followed by a number of confrontations, including police having to use OC spray on one man armed with a tomahawk. Another person was attacked and the windows of their house smashed. A group from west camp had to flee after people from south camp boarded their bus, and used it to ram a structure. (It) was later found completely engulfed in flames near the entrance of south camp, Supt Gordon said. Government urged to tackle king hits ONE-PUNCH manslaughter campaigner Amee Meredith yesterday called on the NT Government to step up after a former NRL star was charged over a fatal king-hit in a pub. Off-duty police officer Brett Meredith was fatally punched by Michael Martyn at a Katherine nightclub on New Years Day 2010. His widow has been campaigning for the Government to introduce one-punch manslaughter legislation to make prosecution less difficult. Former NRL star Craig Field, who played for South Sydney and Manly, is facing murder charges after he was allegedly involved in a Kingscliff hotel brawl on Sunday night that has left one man dead. Former Rabbitohs captain Field, 39, and his Cudgen Leagues club mate Shaun Fathers, 41, both had grievous bodily harm charges upgraded to murder yesterday when Kelvin Kane, the man they allegedly hit, died of head injuries. Ms Meredith commented on the online story and added an appeal, saying: Unfortunately these incidents will continue. The NT Government need to step up and help me to run an awareness campaign highlighting just how quickly these situations can happen. Formore details, see National P10 Murder victim sent threatening texts to alleged killers mum By XAVIER LA CANNA A MAN killed in Katherine last year had a domestic violence order against him and sent threatening texts to his former partner, a court heard yesterday. Bronwyn Buttery, her son Christopher Malyschko, and Zak Grieve, are accused of murdering Katherine man Ray Niceforo, whose body was found on October 25 last year in bushland. A preliminary hearing at the Magistrates Court in Darwin heard Mr Niceforo, who was once Butterys partner, had a domestic violence order (DVO) against him. Buttery and Mr Niceforo worked together at a laundromat, and police were called to a domestic violence incident at the premises on September 20 last year, the court was told. Police Constable Gary Houseman told the court that Mr Niceforo, Buttery and Malyschko were at the laundromat on the day in question. Mr Niceforo was later arrested when it became known there was a violence order against him. Senior Constable Robert Northey said the domestic violence order had been issued partly in response to texts Buttery received which she believed were threatening to her son, Malyschko. Today will be the day you lose someone close to you and you will be in tears for the rest of your life, one of the texts from Mr Niceforo had said. Other text messages, from Mr Niceforo to Malyschko, indicated he was going to harm him, the court heard. Im going to rip your dick off, one of them said. The day before the incident at the laundromat, Buttery had alleged Mr Niceforo had assaulted her by flicking her breasts with his fingers while verbally abusing her, the court was told. Police had also bugged a room as Malyschko spoke to his mother from custody. Officer in near miss A WOMAN has been arrested after she allegedly tried to run over a police officer in a car on the weekend. The 19-year-old woman was pulled over at an RBT station on the Stuart Highway, near Hele Cres, Alice Springs, when she allegedly drove directly at a police officer, causing them to take evasive action. Sergeant Conan Robertson said the driver then fled in the vehicle, before being located a short distance away on the corner of Wills Tce. She blew .261 per cent. The Ford Falcon was also missing its windscreen and further checks revealed the woman had never held a license, Sgt Roberston said. Electoral check TERRITORIANS are being urged to check their enrolments ahead of the August Territory election. NT Electoral Commissioner Bill Shepheard said: If you dont get a letter from us, you probably need to update your enrolment. Mr Shepheard said all electors enrolled in urban areas with normal mail delivery will be sent election information letters in bright yellow envelopes from today. Australian citizens over the age of 18 must be enrolled correctly when rolls close at 8pm on August 8. Enrolment forms are available from post offices, council offices, NTEC offices and the NTEC website.

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