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The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-22

Description

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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/10070/238401

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/633138

Page content

12 NT NEWS. Wednesday, February 22, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 2 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Qualifi ed Hairdresser We are looking for a self-motivated Team player with a great attitude . . . Please call 8932 4474 1 0 1 5 6 1 4 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 Cruise ships ahoy! The Queen Mary 2 set sail from Cairns for Darwin, where it will arrive this morning Picture: MIKE WATT By NICOLE MILLS CATCHAGLIMPSE WHERETOGO The Queen Mary 2 will sail into Darwin Harbour about 5.30am and will berth at Fort Hill Wharf about 6.30am. Best viewing spots are: n Fannie Bay n The Esplanade n DarwinWaterfront TWO cruise ships will bring thousands of tourists and their much-needed spending money to Darwin when they dock beside each other at Fort Hill Wharf today. The Discovery which is a renovated version of the original Love Boat from the 1970s TV series arrived in Darwin yesterday and will leave this afternoon. The Queen Mary 2 was due to sail into Darwin for the first time at 6am today and will depart at 5pm. The luxury cruise liners will together bring 2983 passengers and 1560 crew to the Top End about 80 per cent of those from the Queen Mary 2, the largest cruise ship to visit Australia. Tourism Minister Malarndirri McCarthy said having both ships in town on the same day would be a significant boost to the economy. The cruise ship market is a growing part of the Territorys tourism industry, she said. (Passengers) want to go shopping buying anything from the latest fashions to souvenirs and indigenous art. They want to go sightseeing around the town (and) they want to relax at our cafes. Litchfield and Kakadu national parks also are popular with visitors, as is anything to do with crocodiles. Public access to Fort Hill Wharf will be restricted while the cruise ships are berthed because of security concerns but both ships can be viewed from Stokes Hill Wharf. Two tug boats will form a water spray for the Queen Mary 2 when it casts off from the wharf about 4pm. A water spray is when a small boat shoots an arc of water high into the air for a visiting ship to travel through. It is usually done on a ships maiden voyage or first visit to a port. Fannie Bay, the Esplanade and parts of the waterfront precinct will be the best locations to see the ships depart from the harbour. Housing tops woes in bush HOUSING and income management are the biggest complaints Territorians in remote communities take to the Commonwealth Ombudsmans Indigenous unit. Spokeswoman Tarina Russell said there was confusion over Federal Government housing reform. And there were complaints on rent overcharging and delays in repairs being carried out on houses. Sometimes people complain because they are not sure of their status under the tenancy agreements, she said.


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