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The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-22

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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

www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, February 22, 2012. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-FGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Crocodylus Park - What an Incredible Experience Ph: 8922 4500 www.crocodyluspark.com.au 815 McMillans Road, Berrimah, NT a imah, NT 1 0 7 4 2 8 9 Annual Passes Kids Birthday Parties Catered Conference Luncheons Croc & Snake Handling Croc Meat Unique Leather Goods Wallets, Handbags, Belts, Hats, etc Layby Available Crocodylus Park & Zoo is open daily, 9am-5pm Guided Tours & Croc Feeding at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm & 3.30pm Ask Us About ... 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 Big club shake-up Just in the Vic of time By CAINE EDWARDS Entertainment Reporter Our report on May 23 THE Darwin pub and club scene looks set for a major shake-up. Industry sources say Discovery nightclub and the Victoria Hotel are set to reopen, while Kitty OSheas business may be on the verge of changing hands. The NT News understands embattled Discovery is to reopen under the new owner ship of Perth businessman Mario Madaffari. The former club owner and manager is the creator and director of NightKey, a company that developed a fingerprint identification system used in some of the biggest nightclubs and hotels across the country. The Victoria Hotel looks set for a return to the Darwin pub circuit after it closed for business last year. It was believed that Territorian businessman Shaun Gillespie had bought the lease on the venue. Mr Gillespie told the NT News last year the deal to sign a 15-year lease was almost done. But it is now understood the Vic will reopen in about five weeks, with a deal to be finalised by the end of the week. Kitty OSheas owner Mark Gray denied reports of an impending sale but said he had been thinking about selling the venue for some time. But he said: Not at this point. Theres nothing on the horizon at the moment. Discovery nightclub was forced to close its doors for two weeks from August 10 last year due to breaches of the Liquor Licensing Act. The closure of the venue came after the NT News exclusively revealed video footage of semi-naked women changing for TOT in a corporate box in May. A passenger was trapped inside the car that crashed into a tree in Gap Rd, Alice Springs Picture: NT POLICE Man cut free from crashed vehicle It seems that alcohol is a contributing factor AN allegedly drunk and disqualified driver crashed into a tree, trapping a passenger inside the crushed vehicle. The 26-year-old male passenger had to be cut from the car, which crashed on Gap Rd, Alice Springs, about 3am yesterday. He was taken to hospital by St John Ambulance. The male driver, 31, received minor injuries and managed to get himself out of the car. Sergeant Conan Robertson said the driver would receive a summons for driving while disqualified and more charges were likely to follow. Investigations are continuing into the crash but at this early stage it seems that alcohol is a contributing factor, Sgt Robertson said. Minimum grog price plea A HEALTH expert yesterday made another impassioned plea for a minimum price on alcohol. John Boffa said a so-called floor price would curb drunkenness. The Alice Springs doctor told a Senate inquiry: As prices go up, consumption goes down. There will be less violence, more time to spend with children, to create a healthy society. The Senate committee is scrutinising the Federal Governments Stronger Futures legislation, which would usher in Intervention II, aimed at preventing violence and alcohol abuse. But Aboriginal activist Barbara Shaw said policies are being imposed on people without them knowing and intervention hadnt worked. Drunk driver nodded off A DARWIN apprentice is lucky to be alive after crashing his car on a Territory bridge when he fell asleep at the wheel while drink driving. Samuel David Hassall, 21, yesterday was fined $1500 and banned from driving for 12 months in Darwin Magistrates Court. Police prosecutor Senior Constable Allan Teague told magistrate Greg Cavanagh Hassall had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.123 per cent. He crashed his car on January 22 when he took the corner on the Ron Beekman bridge connecting Tiger Brennan Drive with the Stuart Highway. He told police at the scene: I nodded off around the corner. Mr Cavanagh said Hassell was lucky to be alive.


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