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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Apr 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Apr 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-04-05

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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

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/239962

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/625871

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www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, April 5, 2012. NT NEWS. 11 GOOD FRIDAY @ THE DECK BAR - OPEN FROM 11AM P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:5-APGE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K KP121004-NTN SHOP LATE TONIGHT. OR HOP TO IT SATURDAY. For more information about trading hours visit www.kmart.com.au DARWIN TRADING HOURS Thursday Good Friday Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday until 10pm closed until 10pm until 7pm until 7pm u c u u u 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 Fish or fly at Easter? By NICOLE MILLS DRIVE OR FLY WHAT IT COSTS n A Jetstar flight to Singapore from Darwin costs $99 including taxes n Driving a Holden Commodore from Darwin to Katherine Gorge and back this week would cost $98 A FLIGHT to Singapore could be cheaper than a Territory road trip this Easter as petrol prices soar over the long weekend. Prices in southern states are expected to reach up to $1.63 a litre, but the Territory is home to the countrys most expensive petrol, so we could cop a lot worse. Independent petrol price monitor, MotorMouth, found petrol in the NT averaged 159.8c a litre last week compared with 154.9c in Tasmania, 153.3c in South Australia and 148.8c in Victoria. Darwin was the most expensive capital city at 158c a litre compared with the national metropolitan average of 149.7c. And with prices set to rise ahead of the long weekend, families may be forced to reconsider their traditional Easter fishing trip. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission spokesman Brent Rebecca said the cost of imported refined petrol is at a three-year high, thus forcing price hikes at the bowser. But he denied petrol would increase because of Easter. There is a perception that petrol prices increase by more than usual just before public holidays, he said. The ACCC has examined this issue extensively. Its petrol monitoring reports show price rises in cycles before Easter have historically been no greater than the price rise in an average cycle. The Australian Automobile Association is wary of petrol prices, urging drivers to shop around if they encounter high prices. Constable Clint Richardson and Red Cross operator Mark Deigan encourage blood donations Picture: PATRINA MALONE Holiday road risk call for blood TERRITORY police have a grim message for people hitting the road this holiday weekend: Put your blood, not your body, in a bag. Easter is traditionally a time when traffic crashes increase while blood donations drop as people go on holiday. Traffic and Specialist services commander Kate Vanderlaan said last weekend there were 11 crashes on Territory roads. Unfortunately experience tells us that with more road users many of whom will drive long distances a potentially fatal crash could be just around the corner, she said. Last Easter one in 10 Territory motorists pulled over at random breath testing stations had a positive blood alcohol content reading although not all were over the legal limit. Cmdr Vanderlaan said police will be out in force on urban and remote roads starting today. Water police also will be patrolling at fishing spots like Dundee Beach. Red Cross regional manager Craig Rutherford encouraged Territorians to give blood this weekend, saying services are 20 per cent below where we want to be. To make an appointment to donate blood call 13 14 95. Jail term for truck death A MAN who killed a coworker when he hit him with a truck at a remote Territory resort will spend four months in prison. Kent Coderre, 28, was sentenced in the NT Supreme Court to two years and nine months jail but will be released on July 31. The Canadian hit Seven Spirit Bay resort gardiner Rodney John Aiton, 51, with a truck before Cyclone Carlos last year. He had an alcohol reading of 0.220 per cent. Justice Judith Kelly told Coderre: Your actions have taken a persons life and devastated his family. Truckie fined over collision A TRUCKIE who crashed his prime mover into a car was fined $300 yesterday. Mark Andrew Brailsford, 44, pleaded guilty in Darwin Magistrates Court to careless driving in Howard Springs on September 15 last year. The court heard Brailsford was stopped at a giveway sign waiting to turn right on to Girraween Rd about 8am. But he thought there was a gap in traffic and started to accelerate before a car hit his truck. Magistrate Daynor Trigg said he should have seen the car coming. It was a momentary inadvertence, he said.


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