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The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, March 14, 2012. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-GE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Bursting with flavours WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR SUPPORTS THE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL. On sale from Wednesday 14th March, 2012 until Tuesday 20th March, 2012 unless sold out earlier. Limits per customer may apply, trade not supplied. Woolworths liquor stores are closed on Sunday. SPECIALS NOT AVAILABLE AT WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR ALICE SPRINGS, GOVE OR KATHERINE. To locate your nearest Woolworths Liquor store call 1300 767 969 or SMS the suburb/postcode or state on 0427 078 949. You may also visit www.woolworths.com.au. Multibuys apply for the purchase quantity advertised. LP120312NT3A3 Sail & Anchor Castaway Pear or Apple Cider 6 x 330ml or Monteiths Crushed Apple Cider 4 x 330ml Wychwood Ginger Beer, Crabbies Ginger Beer, John Hollows Ginger Beer, Monteiths Apple & Pear Cider, Rekorderlig Cider 500ml or Magners Pear Cider 568ml Kopparberg Cider 500ml $18 ANY 3 FOR $15 ANY 3 FOR $22 ANY 2 FOR l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Duo to retrace doomed voyage Ngaire Donald and Lynda Clark re-enact a scene from the movie ahead of their holiday retracing the voyage of the Titanic Picture: BARRY NATTRASS By NIGEL ADLAM TWO Territorians are to go on what many would consider a morbid holiday retracing the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic. Lynda Clark and Ngaire Donald have been given permission by the Federal Government to drop a wreath at the site of the sunken wreckage on behalf of Australians. The business partners will leave the English port of Southampton aboard the Norwegian ship Balmoral on April 8 and arrive at the exact spot in the North Atlantic where the Titanic hit an iceberg six days later in 1912. There will be 1309 paying passengers the exact number as on the doomed ship. And Ms Clark and Ms Donald who own a variety shop in Tennant Creek are hoping they are all given identities of the Titanic passengers to adopt for the 100th anniversary com memoration voyage. They are also hoping the Balmoral unlike the luxury, Belfast-built liner in 1912 reaches its destination of New York. But Ms Clark dismissed suggestions the voyage was morbid. Were showing our respects to those who died and those who survived, she said. Services will be held at 11.40pm, the time the Titanic hit the iceberg, and at 2.25am, when the ship went down. Ms Clark, 52, and 54-year-old Ms Donald have long been interested in the history of the liner and jumped at the chance to go on the commemorative cruise. We never thought the wreck site would be found in our lifetimes, Ms Clark said. Barkly MLA Gerry McCarthy helped arrange for the pair to drop a wreath in the Atlantic on behalf of Australia. He said five Australians had been among the 1517 passengers and crew members who died. Greens on miners side THE Environment Centre finds itself in a strange position its agreeing (for once) with the Minerals Council. The greenie mob applaud the councils recent criticisms of the NT Government for its plans to issue exploration permits in an area soon to become a national park. Its believed the Government will this week declare a new national park at Limmen, below Arnhem Land. Environment Centre director Dr Stuart Blanch said he whole heartedly agreed with the Minerals Council. The Territory Government should not be issuing exploration permits in that area, he said. It is sending mixed messages to the mining sector. More than 90 per cent of the Territory is outside the national park system. Theres plenty of room for exploration and mining to occur, but not in national parks. They should be protected from exploration and mining.