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The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012

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

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, February 22, 2012. NT NEWS. 17 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 7 C O L O R : C M Y K ConfideNTial with Megan Palin & Caine Edwards confidential@ntnews.com.au TERRITORY TIDBITS SPOTTED FORMER Home & Away veteran Judy Nunn and actor husband Bruce Venables (pictured) were spotted at a NT Library National Year of Reading event in Darwin last week. Tropfestwin THE 2012 Tropfest winners have been announced and although Darwin entrant Samantha Young was unsuccessful the Territory did have a winner. Alice Springsbased songwriter Ben Allen was the overall winner in the APRA Tropscore category of the festival from 900 entrants. Entrants were required to compose an original film score or sync to Returning, a three-minute short film by Australian filmmaker Amelia Olsen-Boyd. Back in business BOJANGLES made its return to Alice Springs last week after the awardwinning pub went into liquidation and closed indefinitely. Owner Jeff Peter McVeigh bought the pub last month. McVeigh said he would guarantee that the pub maintains much of its old spirit. Life is all good for Sam Samantha Armytage WEEKEND Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage has laughed off suggestions that shes soon set to tie the knot with her partner Peter De Angelis. In Darwin last weekend to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Darwin Bombings, Armytage had just returned to Australia following a two-week holiday in the US with De Angelis. Armytage who has been dating the Sydney hotelier since August last year told ConfideNTial the getaway was a good, fun holiday which had nothing to do with Valentines Day. Armytage says shes content with her life. Im very happy doing what Im doing at the moment and my life is pretty good, I have a good balance of everything, she said. As well as co-hosting Weekend Sunrise, Armytage presents and reports news for Seven News and Sunday Night. There are moments when your alarm goes off on the weekend or you have to leave a party early or you have to be grown up, but once youre at work it is so much fun that you can forgive the alarm for going off at such an awful hour, she said. The self-confessed party girl says her work does affect her social life but she doesnt let it prevent her from having a good time. It slows you down a little bit, works always in the back of your mind, but you still go to weddings on a Saturday, you just make sure youre in bed at a reasonable hour like at 2 or 3am, Armytage joked. Im quite hardy, Ive had many (late nights out before working the next day), I think you can talk to Andrew OKeefe about that as well. TELEVISION Weekend Sunrise news presenter Jessica Rowe gets up close and personal with a lizard during the shows broadcast from Darwin on Saturday Picture: ELISE DERWIN Rowes Top End close call I want to comeback, its fantastic, people are sowarm in the Territory IN Darwin for the first time, Weekend Sunrise news presenter Jessica Rowe said she almost died when broadcasting from Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday. Rowe said: I nearly caused an explosion because I put a bucket of petrol near the whip-crackers flames, it was a near-disaster, I didnt even realise. Rowe told ConfideNTial she was excited to be in the Top End because she doesnt get out much. I want to come back, its fantastic, people are so warm in the Territory and coming from Sydney its so lovely to have such a welcome from people, theres such a sense of pride, she said. Im very lucky that I can work part-time because I have a young family and its perfect because my husband (Nine News presenter Peter Overton) looks after our two girls on the weekend. Rowe says she is chuffed to be a part of Weekend Sunrise. We have a ball together, its almost like were the naughty kids, she said. While in town, Rowe joined the Sunrise crew at the Fox Ale House, visited Parap Markets and dined at Char Restaurant. Only in TheAlicewould you see a bloke riding a camel on yourway towork, how random Just another day in Alice Springs for Imparjas Ryan Liddle Hair problem? Shop 4/44 Cavenagh Street, Darwin Cnr Edmund and Litchfield Sts Opposite Darwin Post Office Call us today: 8981 5557 www.thehairfreecentre.comialists s what Hair problem? Call us today: 8981 5557 Female Brazlian $135* Mens Brazilian $180* *per treatment 1 0 2 6 6 4 3

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