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The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012


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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 69

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 4 -J A N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 9 C O L O R : C M Y K www.alicesprings.harveyworld.com.au 2 0 3 0 0 2 /1 2 c k Harvey World Travel Alice Springs are your local travel professionals and river cruise specialists who will take care of all your travel needs. There are currently a huge range of river cruising options available around the world with many great deals to be had. Harvey World Travel can arrange an APT river cruise to Europe, Russia, China, the Kimberley or Vietnam and Cambodia. Fantastic deals on Mekong River Cruising 2012 are available until 31 March 2012. Or choose another destination. European River Cruising is always popular as almost everything is included and you only have to unpack once. Ask about our Holiday Layby What were the highlights of your river cruise? Meeting new people from all over the world, fantastic meals, especially the dinners and seeing so many towns and cities along the way.The panoramic views from the ship! Going through the canal locks is a lot of fun What should you do on a European River Cruise? Spend a couple of days in the departure and arrival towns of your cruise to make the most of your trip. Make sure you take time to sip a cocktail on the deck of the ship just relaxing and taking in the scenery. Whatever happens, dont be late for ship departures; you will have to catch them at the next town! What should you think of when booking your cruise? Ask your Harvey World consultant about what deals are on offer as there are many options. Book a cabin above the waterline to make the most of the scenery. APT ships also offer twin balcony suites (inside/ outside balcony) which is fantastic if you spend time in your cabin. How do get around on shore? You can hop in on included or optional tours. Check with the cruise director if you want to do your own thing as they can give you some great ideas organize taxis for you etc. I found it quite rewarding to take my own time to explore some of the stopover cites and towns it is up to you! What you wont fi nd in the brochure? The local experiences are great and the food and wines taste delicious! When is the best time to travel? Late June to early September is the peak travel season and can be a little hot for some. Suggest early June or late September to avoid the crowds but still get the most from good weather. Any fi nal tips? Dont forget your camera Great shopping in Kohln and Germany Visit Zum Braunen Mutz (The Brown Bear) in Basel the cheese and cured meat platter is delicious! Voted Best Cruise Agency Group Call your local Cruise Professionals Ph: 8953 2266 or visit www.alicesprings.harveyworld.com.au EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISING European River Cruises useful tips from Harvey World Travel manager Guillaume Lefebvre who sailed from Amsterdam to Basel in June 2011: Mekong River Cruising 2012/13 THE APT DIFFERENCE Newest ship on the Mekong, the luxury RV AMALOTUS, with exclusive twin balconies in over 90% of suites Iconic & luxurious hotel accommodation Gourmet dining experiences, including Dine Around Dinners recommended by renowned chef & APT ambassador, Luke Nguyen Multi award-winning tour operator including Best International Based Cruise Operator at the National Travel Industry Awards 2011 GUARANTEED INCLUSIONS APT Signature Experiences Freedom of Choice Touring All flights within Vietnam & Cambodia, port charges, airport transfers & tipping Local wine with lunch and dinner on your cruise Local beer, spirits and soft drinks at all times throughout your cruise Small group shore excursions APT Tour Director & local guides HANOI LAOS Ha Long CAMBODIA VIETNAM Tonle Sap Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh Tan Chau Sa Dec Cai Be My Tho Angkor 3 2 2 HA LONG BAY CRUISE 1 MEKONG RIVER CRUISE 7 SAIGON (Ho Chi Minh City) SIEM REAP HANOI LAOS Ha Long CAMBODIA Tonle Sap Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh Tan Chau Sa Dec Cai Be My Tho Angkor 2 HA LONG BAY CRUISE 1 MEKONG RIVER CRUISE 7 SAIGON (Ho Chi Minh City) SIEM REAP Da Nang Lang Co Beach HOI AN VIETNAM 2 2 HUE 2 2 AMAZING VIETNAM & CAMBODIA BEST OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA 16 DAYS FROM $5,995* per person, twin share Price based on 24 July & 7 Aug. 2012 departures Includes: 8 Day luxury Mekong River cruise 19 DAYS FROM $7,295* per person, twin share Price based on 16 June & 11 Aug. 2012 departures Includes: 8 Day luxury Mekong River cruise FLY FOR JUST $599 PER PERSON* FLY FREE* 8 D AY CRU ISE O N TH E ALL N EW RV A M AL O TU S 2 D AYS CRU ISIN G H A LO N G B AY Harvey World Travel Alice Springs Ph: 08 8953 2266 Shop 10, Yeperenye Shopping Centre *Conditions apply. Book by 31 March 2012. Prices are correct as at 11 January 2012 but may fl uctuate due to changes in surchares, fees and taxes. Offers are not combinable, available on new bookings and subject to availability. Offers may be withdrawn at anytime. A surcharge may apply to payments made with credit card. Deposit of $2,000 per person due within 7 days of booking, full payment due 100 days prior to departure. If airline class is unavailable, surcharges will apply. Air must be booked by APT. No refund once ticket issued. FLY FOR $599 PER PERSON: valid on VEM16 departing June 2012 to April 2013. Flights on economy class with Singapore Airlines or APT/s choice of airlines, ex SYD/MEL/BNE/PER. FLY FREE INCLUDING TAXES: Valid on VER19 departing June 2012 to April 2013. Flights on economy class with Singapore Airlines or APT/s choice of airlines, ex SYD/MEL/BNE/PER/ADL. Australian Pacifi c Touring Pty Ltd ABN 44 004 684 619 Lic. No. 30112 MKT10003 NEWS Remote recycle depot opens THE FIRST cash for containers depot in a remote community has been approved by the Territory Government. It is at Apatula, 245km south-east of Alice Springs, and is one of three new depots announced by the NT government on Friday. T h e o t h e r t w o depots are at Katherine and Yarrawonga. Acting Environment M i n i s t e r G e r r y McCarthy said: I congratulate the Apatula Store for being the first depot approved in a regional or remote community and Im sure it wont be long before more depots are established in the bush. The Apatula Store will begin operating as a depot on February 1 and will be able to give Territorians 10 cents back for each eligible item brought in. G o t o www.greeningnt.nt. gov.au for more information about the scheme and depot locations. Sally Brooks Abused kids shock INDIGENOUS children are almost eight times more likely to suffer child abuse. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report highlighted the importance of State and Territory Governments to work with nongovernment organisations to address the high rates of family violence and the need for child protection in indigenous communities. These children cont inue to be overrepresented in the protection system and are also reported to be 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-indigenous children. Since the 2010 Growing them strong, together report into the NTs child protection system the Australian Government has allocated $7.6 million over two years for additional resources such as remote Aboriginal family and community workers. Federal Community Services Minister Julie Collins said: This is in addition to the $7 million we have provided under the Indigenous Family Safety program for 32 Indigenous Family Safety projects which deliver a broad range of services across Australia including family counselling, education and awareness training, mens and womens programs, and advocacy support and referral for victims of family violence. Ms Collins said work will continue to improve the lives of all children through the progress of the governments National Framework for Protection Australias Children 2009-2020. Chad Hamnett, right, presents the cheque to Mike Melino Picture: BARRY SKIPSEY Windfall for childrens ward Sally Brooks AN Alice Springs supermarket presented a $5288.63 cheque to the Alice Springs Hospital childrens ward on Friday and it came with a bonus of more than $3000. Woolworths store manager Chad Hamnett presented a cheque to Mike Melino, acting executive director of the Central Australian Hospital Network. The money was raised by the annual Fresh Food Kids Hos pital Appeal held in August and September last year. The unexpected bonus was the result of the discovery of a cheque from the 2008 appeal. Mr Hamnett, who started in the job one year ago, said the lost cheque was being reissued. The two cheques together comes to just under $9000 a handy cash injection for the childrens ward. The hospital has not yet decided how it will spend the money. Mr Hamnett said: You want to raise as much as you can, but I was pretty pleased we managed to raise that much. Mr Melino said: Woolworths staff worked hard during the appeal, with many of them volunteering their personal time to sell raffle tickets at the store. On behalf of all Alice Springs Hospital staff and young patients we say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated.