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The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

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4 NT NEWS. Friday, June 15, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 5 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Toyota Means Business on New Generation Camry models. toyota.com.au *2.9% comparison rate available to approved personal applicants & a 2.9% annual percentage rate is available to approved Bronze Fleet & Primary Producer applicants of Toyota Finance for the fi nancing of 2011 build new generation Camry Atara, Altise and 2012 build new generation Camry Hybrid. Excludes demos. Finance applications must be received and approved between 1/5/2012 and 30/6/2012 and vehicles registered and delivered by 30/6/2012 (subject to dealer stock availability). Maximum fi nance term of 48 months applies. Conditions, fees & charges apply. Comparison rate based on a 5 year secured consumer fi xed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Diff erent terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a diff erent comparison rate. Toyota Finance is a division of Toyota Finance Australia Limited ABN 48 002 435 181, Australian Credit Licence 392536. #A free 1 year Toyota Insurance Comprehensive motor vehicle policy will be off ered to all Private & Bronze Fleet customers who purchase and take delivery of any new 2011 build New Generation Camry Atara, Altise or 2012 build new generation Camry Hybrid at participating Toyota Dealers between 1 May - 30 June 2012. Excludes Demos. Terms & conditions apply. Please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement at toyotainsurance.com.au or call 137 200 before making a decision about this product. Toyota Insurance is a division of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co. Ltd; ABN 39 096 302 466, AFSL no. 254489 (Andia). The Insurer is Andia. Valid X3523 R09714/DN/CS 2.9%* comparison rate and 1 year free Toyota comprehensive car insurance# on 2012 Camry Hybrid and 2011 Camry Atara & Altise. Hurry! Must end June 30. rrrr r d dd 0 Comparison Rate* 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 Professionals hit marine park plan A map outlining planned protected areas off the NT and FNQ coast. The green areas represent proposed marine parks where all fishing will be banned, the blue areas are special purpose zones and the purple areas are multiple use zones. Some commercial fishing practices will be banned in these zones By DAVID WOOD A PLAN to create 44 marine parks off the Australian coast will have little impact on the Northern Territorys recreational fisherman. Commercial fishermen, however, are shocked by the plan that will see several areas off the NT coast earmarked for protection. Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke yesterday announced the plan that would see one marine park established in the Territory. The park would be near the Wessel Islands, about 200km north of Nhulunbuy. The area rarely is used by amateur anglers. The Government also wants to create several special purpose and multiple use zones. Commercial fishing practices, such as bottom trawling and long-line fishing, would be banned in those selected areas. Amateur Fishermens Association NT executive officer Chris Makepeace said his group had helped to reduce the size of the planned marine park for the sake of big game fishos. Basically, there is virtually no impact for recreational fishermen in the Northern Territory and that is good news, he said. The Northern Territory Seafood Council, however, said it was shocked by the deception of the plan. Council chairman Rob Fish said there were no declining fish stocks. Marine parks of the pro posed scale would have a massive ongoing management cost which have not been explained to the public, he said. It is unclear what the benefits of this park will be. There will not be bigger or more fish in the NT. And there will not be spillover of extra fish. The science is not in on implementing large-scale parks in well-managed fisheries. The Government said there would be compensat ion packages for commercial fishermen. Environment Centre NT director Dr Stuart Blanch said the plan was a big step forward and offered an insurance policy for fish stocks and marine wildlife. But this is a bittersweet announcement, he said. There were opportunities to have more marine national parks which would not have inconvenienced many anglers because they were very remote and far off shore, and they contain no oil and gas reserves. Boat up for grabs ATTENTION all wannabe fishos. Are you jealous of your mates who own boats? Jealous of their freedom? Are you sick of brownnosing to your mates to go out on their boat. Well, good news. The NT News Win A Boat competition is back. Your favourite newspaper will once again be giving away a boating package valued at close to $30,000. Starting Monday, fish coupons will appear in the NT News and the Sunday Territorian. Collect as many tokens as you like for more chances to win. Every week we will give away six keys. At the end of the three weeks, six finalists will all take turns starting the boat with their key. If your key starts the boat, you win. To win a key, simply collect the most fish tokens for that week. The other key winner will be drawn at random but you must have caught a minimum of 4000 fish. For full T&C, log on to: ntnews.com.au/competitions Pearler fined TERRITORY pearling giant Paspaleys escaped conviction yesterday after a worker was injured when she fell through a sheet of plastic on to a lower deck. The 70-year-old family business was fined $10,000 in Darwin Magistrates Court after NT Worksafe lodged a complaint that the MV Christine was unsafe in September last year. The court was told Paspaley Pearling Company cook Brooke Wells was boarding the upper deck when she fell through a sheet of clear plastic between the gangplank and the ship. She landed heavily on the lower deck and was taken to Adelaide for treatment to a broken arm and internal injuries. The company pleaded guilty to the offence.

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