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The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, June 20, 2012. NT NEWS. 3 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THENTNEWS P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:20-JGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Crocodylus Park - What an Incredible Experience! Ph: 8922 4500 www.crocodyluspark.com.au 815 McMillans Road, Berrimah, NT 1 0 3 0 7 6 4 Annual Passes Kids Birthday Parties Catered Conference Luncheons Croc & Snake Handling Croc Meat Unique Leather Goods Wallets, Handbags, Belts, Hats, etc Layby Available Crocodylus Park & Zoo is open daily, 9am-5pm Guided Tours & Croc Feeding at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm & 3.30pm Ask Us About ... NT at , pp pp Croc stalks fisherman By NICOLE MILLS That (bigger) one sort of put thewind upme a bit A FISHERMAN was stalked by a brazen monster 3.2m crocodile while fishing in a creek off Darwin Harbour. Workshop foreman Graham Anderson, 40, from Bakewell, in Palmerston, was doing a bit of livebaiting when the saltie stopped in front of his 3.7m tinny on Sunday. Another curious croc measuring 2.6m also came to investigate the fisho who was out with a mate near East Arm. He said the bigger croc would slip under the water and pop up on the other side of the boat. They were not afraid at all, the fisherman said. Youve got the motor running and youre making a bit of noise and hitting the side of the boat and the crocs werent scared. We see quite a lot of small crocs out there but not many that size. That (bigger) one sort of put the wind up me a bit. Both crocs were captured by rangers on Monday night, along with a 1.2m male. Croc catcher Robbie Risk said they carried out a spotlight search in Darwin Harbour near where the crocs were reported. Sure enough, they were both there, as well as a smaller male, the catcher said. We also removed the smaller saltie because they can become quite annoying, especially to crab fishermen, Mr Risk said. The two larger salties will most likely be put in a breeding pen at a croc farm. There have been 166 salties removed from Northern Territory waters this year. Complete with a mullet, a Mercury and a pack of PJ reds, Mark Stephens is proud to be a bogan Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Welcome to bogan Territory RISE up, bogans you have made it. Made it into that big fancy book filled with all the words, that is. The Aussie word bogan has made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, which defines bogan as: (A) depreciative term for an unfashionable, uncouth, or unsophisticated person, especially of low social status. But you would have to be some sort of gin-and-tonicsipping upper-class wanker to label bogans that way. Its certainly not the way Humpty Doo Hotel drinker and mining driller Mark Stephens a self-declared bogan sees himself. He reckons bogan is not a dirty word. As long as you enjoy yourself thats what it boils down to, he said. You get out and you socialise and you enjoy yourself and meet people. Ive travelled all over Australia and this is how I live, mate. Introducing the Readers Rag CROCODILES or politicians, UFOs or asylum seekers? What do you think should be front page news? Its a question that dominates front bar banter and dinner table discussion. And now, its a question that you can help answer as part of the NT News Readers Rag. In a newspaper first, were handing over all the crucial decisions to you our loyal reader. On Monday, youll get your chance to have your say on everything from what goes on the front page, to what should be the subject of Wickings cartoon. Throughout the day well be posting a series of questions on our Facebook page that will help shape the next days paper. You can tell us which yarns to follow, what slant we should take in our editorial, which stories should run on which page, and what the headlines should be. To take part, like the NT News Facebook page. Pet terrier scares off intruders A STAFFORDSHIRE terrier scared away three alleged thieves after they allegedly assaulted a woman in her Palmerston home. Senior Constable Keiron Weller said at least one of the men was armed with a knife when they forced their way into her Bellamack home about 11.30pm on Monday. The woman, 29, was home alone at the time. But he said her pet dog came out of the bedroom and scared the men before they dropped their weapons and fled. They left what appears to be weapons behind but no other items were located, he said. He said the weapons would be forensically tested. SenConstable Weller said the woman was not seriously injured, receiving minor lacerations during the ordeal. The Serious Crime Squad and NT Police are looking for the men described as being of Aboriginal appearance, tall and between 18 and 30 years-old. ROADCLOSED A DARWIN road will be closed for 12 hours today for repair work. Osgood Rd, between Neale St and Charles Eaton Drive near Darwin International Airport, will be inaccessible to drivers from 6am to 6pm. People will be able to gain access to Bunnings from McMillans Rd via Neale St. KAVASMUGGLED A WOMAN has been arrested for smuggling more than $50,000 worth of kava into a remote community in the Territory. The woman, 35, allegedly flew from Queensland to Nhulunbuy. Police seized about 52kg of kava in five suitcases on Monday night. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said the kava had been split into small bags. She was charged with possessing and supplying a commercial quantity of kava. 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 Sunny, dry.Moderate east to southeastwinds ALICESPRINGS Sunny, cold in themorning with lightwinds MAX 29 MAX 23 FULLWEATHERFORECAST:PAGE55 OurMaster Chef THE girl from the Territory has announced her arrival on reality TV.MasterChef competitor and bank customer service officer, Jules Julia Pike of Darwin, has come into the judges focus as a contender in the competition. CONFIDENTIAL: PAGE 22-23