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The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 69

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 4 -J A N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K DRAW: 3183 SUPER 66: 1, 8, 3, 5, 1, 8 9, 14, 22, 31, 33, 2 Supps: 30, 12 LOTTO OPINION SOCIAL TV GUIDE COMICS CENTRE SERVICES CLASSIES 22 28 30 INDEX SPORT 336 13 14 Have your say on employment in the Territory The Northern Territory Government has released the 2012-2015 Employment Strategy Discussion Starter aimed at creating a strategy that continues to strengthen the workforce. Your feedback is sought to ensure the new strategy aligns with the Territorys needs and continues to improve employment and business outcomes and opportunities for Territorians. Download a copy of the Employment Strategy Discussion Starter from www.nt.gov.au/dbe and have your say now! For further information, call 8999 7758. 2 3 3 0 0 5 /1 2 SUNDAY 87 87 87 87 B at h St COLES COMPLEX WOOLWORTHS Target K m a rt Subway To dd S t Gregory Tce Gregory Tce W ill sh ire S t G eo rg e Cr es B at h S t Skinner St Stuart Tce l Flying or Service Tc e St ua rt H w y Olive Pink Flora Reserve Desert Rose Inn Aurora Alice Springs Alices Secret Travellers Inn Alice Springs rt Anzac Hill Lookout AnzacSmi th S t Anzac Park Le ic hh ar dt T ce Le ic hh ar dt T ce To dd M al l Stott Tce S turt Chew ings S t Wills Tce Wills Tce Undoolya Road U ndoo lya R oad Road Renn er St To dd R iv er To dd R iv er To dd R iv er yder St Li nd sa y A ve Stur Alice Lodg Backpack s Hawk ins C t G ee S t Park Kidm an St Co ls on S t Stokes St McDonald St r St W hi tt ak er S t Road Railway Station Best Western Elkira Court Bojangles Yarabah Ct Alice Springs Hospital Larapinta Dr Parsons St Parsons St R ai lw ay T ce H ar tle y St Post Offi ce Police Alice Springs ptile Centre To dd M al l Todd Tavern G ap R oa d Kirk P l Gason St B lo om Fairway All Seasons Annies Place Traeger Park Bagot St S ou th T ce G ap R oa d M iln er R d Pr ic e St Kidm an St Elder St R oss P ark Olive Pink Botanic Garden Hill R oad KFC Hungry Jacks Ba rr et t D riv e H ar tle y St GD McGees Cinema A ra lu e n A rt C e n tre S tu a rt C a ra va n P a rk Toddys Backpackers Heavitree Gap Lodge Wintersun Caravan Park Town Council & Library Car Wash Memo Club 24 Stor Centrelink RSL Club Club Eastside G ille n C lu b East Side Shops Caltex Shell S h e ll MCDONALDS The Residency Have Reso Airport 15km BP Telegraph Station Gap View Hotel Subway Red Rooster To West McDonnell Ranges Rock Bar Old jail Uncles Tavern Town & Country Tavern Tennant Creek Darwin Uluru Adelaide Car Wash YHA Rockys Pizza Westpac ANZ NABCBA Courts Yeperenye Shopping Centre Alice Plaza Bank SA Chemist Chemist Chemist Budget car hire Central Car Rentals Thrifty Northside shops Lasseters Casino & Convention Centre Golf Course Crown Plaza Alice in the Territory Hotel B at h St H ar tle y St Bendigo Bank Australian Central Hertz Tce Pioneer Park Racecourse Jaycar A lice S p rin g s D e se rt P a rk ALICE TODAY min 23 max 38 Afternoon cloud mSm oRoRoadad SEND US YOUR UPCOMING EVENTS, NEWS & PICTURES Got something newsworthy? Send it to us at: ceneditorial@aliceadvocate.com.au (All inclusions at Editor's discretion) WEDNESDAY min 22 max 37 Mostly sunny min 20 max 36 Sunny ULURU: Today min 24 max 37 Wed min 22 max 35 Thu min 21 max 37. TENNANT CREEK: Today min 26 max 36 Wed min 26 max 36 Thu min 26 max 38. AROUND ALICE F o r l o c a l s a n d v i s i t o r s WHO TO CALL Police, Fire, Ambulance: Emergencies only dial 000 Alice Springs Police: 131 444 Ambulance: 8959 6600 Fire & Rescue Service: 8951 6688 Alice Springs Hospital: 8951 7777 Power and Water (emergency number): 1800 245 090 RSPCA: 8953 4430 Alice Springs Town Council: 8950 0500 THURSDAY C re s C re s LIVE MUSIC The Rock Bar Tonight: T-BoT and Open Mic from 7.30pm. Wednesday: Damo Armstrong from 8pm. Thursday: Hottest 100 party from noon and Unknown Artists from 10pm. Hawk inkins Cs CHawk inkins Cs C tt Parkk Par Park Kirk P l Kirk P l DINOSAUR STORYTIME Today 10.15am. Stories, music, props and interactive games. Ages 0-5. Free. No Bookings required. Museum of Central Australia, Larapinta Drive. ReReRenn erer S Sner S S tt nnerer S Stt ATTENTION TOURISTS Pop in to the acclaimed Visitor Centre to fi nd out all you need to know about the Red Centre. Call 1800 645 199. urrur turr TcTcTce FUN RUN Australia Day Fun Run Thursday starts at 6.30am with registrations from 6am. Entry is $3 for adults and $1 for children. Starts at the Todd River behind the Alice Springs Town Council. 87 kikinner S SkSkinner St Alice SprAlice Spr ptile ptiptile BLUES FESTIVAL Blues 'n' Roots Festival starts Thursday at the Memo Club. Two stages over four days. Includes Angry Anderson, Matt Taylor, Wilbur Wilde and The Giants. Go to memorialclub. com.au for schedule. B lo om B lo om Pionee LIVE MUSIC Gap View Hotel Thursday: Built for Comfort, 2pm to 5pm. ve PinPinkve Pink c Gardc Gardenninic Garden se Am Fi 8 Al 8 P (e 1 R Al COCKTAIL PARTY Australia Day Awards Cocktail Party Wednesday, 6.30pm at the Chifl ey Alice Springs Resort. Tickets available from the Alice Springs Town Council - $35 including drinks and nibbles. yder St yder St Li n Li nin d in dsds a ds a Li nd saa y y y AAA v A vv A vve Alice Lodce LodAlice LodAlice LodLodLodAlice LodgAlice Lodg kpackkpkpaBackpacaBackpac s CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY Thursday, 8am, Town Council Australia Day fl ag-raising and citizenship ceremony at the Civic Centre. G eo rg e Cr G eo rg e Cr er R d M iln er R dd SCREENPRINTING T-shirt screenprinting workshop, Wednesday 3pm, Red Hot Arts, 67 Bath St. For 10-18 year-olds (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult). Bookings essential, call 8953 6111. McDonalldld SMcDonalldld St r Sr Sr Sr Sttt W hi W hi W hi W hi W hi tt a LIVE MUSIC Red Sea Restaurant, Thursday 9am-1pm Toby Robinson plays for family-fun Australia Day. Cnr of Gregory Terrace and Hartley St. B lo om AAAAnAn P HOLIDAY TENNIS Today 9am-1pm for kids aged 5-15 at Alice Springs Tennis Centre, Traeger Avenue. Pay $22 on the day. Ph. 0402 236 560. Olive PinkOlive Pink Alice Alice L MAKE MOSAICS Today 1.30pm, create and paint mosaic tiles. Ages 8-12. Cost: $4 Bookings required. For more info call 8950 0555. Alice Springs Public Library. Cop accused of bouncer bashing A 33-YEAR-OLD police officer who is accused of assaulting bouncers in Alice Springs has been directed to take leave while an investigation takes place. Commander of Southern Command Michael Murphy said yesterday: A criminal investigation commenced following an allegation that the police officer assaulted security staff at an Alice Springs licensed premises on Sunday, Janu ary 15, 2012. While the investigation remains under way, the officer has been directed to take leave in accordance with the Police Administration Act. There is no further identifying information or details available while the internal investigation continues. Police call for help over suspicious blaze THE south-eastern side of Alice Springs was covered in smoke when a block of units caught fire on the weekend. Emergency services were called to Kilgariff Crescent around noon on Sunday. Police say the fire started in an unoccupied unit, but are treating the blaze as suspicious. Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Richardson said: Fire of ficers determined the origin as being on the ground floor... which then spread quickly to the upstairs rooms. Call 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Finke fight fracture n From Page 1 Finke is the Bathurst ofOff Road Racing Finke Desert Race president Antony Yoffa said: We are surprised with the Sea Lake decision. Finke is far and away the biggest off-road event in the country and to have another race competing against us is disappointing. The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), in conjunction with AORC, was behind the decision to allocate the opening round to Sea Lake. CAMS yesterday refused to answer any questions and said it would give more details later in the week. Peter Kittle Motorsports Andrew Kittle and Outer Bounds Racings Beau Robinson both confirmed yesterday they would be racing at Finke. And they expect their main rivals to join them at the June spectacular outside of Alice. Andrew Kittle said: We expect most of the top 10 from prologue last year to return to Finke in 2012. We are still racing at Finke. Its the best race in the southern hemisphere and the best race outside of America. No one wins out of this situation. Peter Kittle Motorsports has chosen Finke ahead of this years championship. Kittle said the team will not contest the other three rounds. He said: It is too much outlay for the team, especially when we are have already lost 25 per cent of the points on offer. It is just so disappointing the AORC decided to schedule a national event on the same weekend, forcing drivers to choose between the two. Robinson and his team will be at Finke in June. Robinson said: Id prefer to win Finke and our sponsors want us at Finke. Finke is the Bathurst of Off Road Racing. Robinson said he hopes a lot of the other top line drivers bypass the Sea Lake event and race at Finke. He said: If you are going to win Finke, you hope it is against the best possible field. Last year, the Finke Desert Race had a record 99 car entries for the three-day event. In the past, drivers were al lowed to drop their worst round of the five-round championship, but the 2012 title is over just four rounds with no opportunity to drop one of them. The Sea Lake event has always been on the June Long Weekend but this year will be the first time in more than a decade that it hosts a round of the Australian Off Road championship. Yoffa said: Its not an us against them situation. We hope they run a very successful event. In the past, if you were competing in the Victorian Off Road championships you would race at Sea Lake, but if you were racing for the national title, you would race at Finke. The Australia Off Road Championship has already lost the Hyden 450 in Western Australia and the Flinders 450 in South Australia from last years calendar as well as Finke. Yoffa said: After three of us pulled out I didnt expect them to put a round on Finke weekend. Its fracturing the sport. If we lose the high profile racers we will lose a lot of our spectators. I really hope Greg Gartner comes back to defend his title.