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The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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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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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 4 -J A N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 7 C O L O R : C M Y K 4 5 3 0 0 2 /1 2 P H O T O E S S A Y Words and Picture: BARRY SKIPSEY v is it w w w .a li c e n o w .c o m .a u /p h o to -e s s a y s to v ie w m o re c a p ti v a ti n g p h o to e s s a y s Bottles & Cans, Utes & Sedans Wearing high-visibility shirts, a small and dedicated team of council workers put in another hot and hectic Saturday morning. With laneways defined by witches hats, the wide Wilkinson Street cul-de-sac has once again been transformed into a recycling depot. Its a well-oiled procedure that will cater for a steady stream of utes, sedans, trailers and vans. By knock-off at 1pm theyll have dropped off an average of 130,000 containers. Leading hand, Kiwi John Tangi (pictured above), and his offsider Rory Kearns take advantage of a quiet spell to catch up. The pair are hot, but they know the drill. John empties another bag of cans into a hopper that will hold 20,000, as Rory makes room for more with a rake. Ive been doing Saturday mornings for a good 11 months, says John. Its busy but its also pretty cruisey today compared with a few mornings late last year. Cars were banked up around the corner and almost back to the Larapinta roundabout. Folks are often sitting in their cars for a long time and sometimes they get a bit cranky. But overall, most are pretty patient and cool about it. The team of six will see one on the cash register, one on the loader and four on the ground. Theres a short but piercing roar of crashing glass. Tony Boal, sitting high up in the front-end loader, has just dumped another bucket of bottles into a tipper. Well fill a couple of trucks this morning, easy, he says. Thats 10 ton of glass, mate. Back in the aluminium department, the pace has picked up. I measured the heat from the bitumen here with an infrared thermometer, says Rory. Its flaming well 70 degrees celsius! A nice summers day in The Alice. ALICE BY NUMBERS 45 The number of adults and children that will receive Australian citizenship at the Alice Springs Australia Day Ceremony on Thursday morning 500 The estimated number of people living in Alice Springs before World War II 223 The length of the Larapinta Trail, end to end, from the Telegraph Station to Mt Sonder

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