Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Mon 12 Dec 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 12 Dec 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-12-12

Description

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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

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/10070/236725

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/640859

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Monday, December 12, 2011. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:12-DGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Pepsi, Solo or Schweppes 24 x 375ml Varieties $1.22 per Litre $22 1678 SAVE 2 FOR $11 1198 SAVE 2 FOR Lindt Lindor Balls Gift Box 150g $3.67 per 100g Smiths or Doritos 175g 95 per 100g 498 3 FOR 441 SAVE FROM On sale until Tuesday 13th December, 2011. Savings based on our Darwin metropolitan sell price. Specials may not be available at all stores or through Woolworths online. Multibuy applies for the purchase quantity advertised. WP121212NT1A R E 1 8 0 1 0 2 / 1 1 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 Luka McDermott, 2, gets into the Christmas spirit Picture: PATRINA MALONE Families catch the spirit By SARAH CRAWFORD A HAPPY Christmas does not have to come with an expensive price tag that was the message at a free family fun day in Darwin yesterday. CatholicCare NT director Jayne Lloyd said many families in the Territory were under financial stress this year. The whole point of this event is for families to create good Christmas memories without forking out the dollars, Ms Lloyd said. One woman told me she has been looking forward to it all year. Christmas for Kids is organised by CatholicCare NT and Territory Child Care Group and held each year in the air-conditioned Marrara Indoor Stadium. More than 950 people walked through the doors at the stadium by 10am yesterday. For three hours it was a kids freefor-all with activities such as rock climbing, jumping castles, face painting, concerts and a visit from Santa. Former Tasmanian Kari McDermott brought her two-year-old daughter Luka. She moved to the Territory with her husband recently for work. It is nice to join in the Christmas spirit, she said. We are up here without family so these events are great for us, she said Legal battle won after eBay car buy A MAN who bought a car for $1025 on eBay has won his legal battle for compensation for transit damage. Helmut Rudi Purkhart, of Bribie Island, arranged to have the Volkswagen Syncro 4WD transported to Brisbane from Darwin. In transit, the gearbox fell out. Mr Purkhart sought damages from Autotrans of $7175, including $3440 for panel work and $3058 for the gearbox. Power is cheap as chips But price shocks coming to the Territory By ALISON BEVEGE TERRITORY power customers have the secondcheapest power in the nation though costs are projected to rise by 16 per cent over the next three years. The recently released Power and Water annual report reveals residential customers paid 21.21c per kiloWatt hour (kWh) for their power across the Territory as of June 2011, regardless of how expensive it was to supply them, thanks to NT Government subsidies. That is less than the national average of 24.27c/kWh, and the second-cheapest behind the Australian Capital Territory at 18.41c/kWh. Customers in the most expensive state of New South Wales paid 29.08c/kWh, the report said. But Northern Territory household power bills have been predicted to rise by 16 per cent over the next three years according to advice provided to the nations energy ministers. The estimates, by the Australian Energy Market Commission, were released by the Ministerial Standing Council on Energy and Resources. Queensland, NSW and the ACT were forecast to be hit with hikes of 42 per cent, followed by South Australia 36 per cent, Victoria 33 per cent, Western Australia 30 per cent and Tasmania 25 per cent. The Australian Energy Market Commission report also stated that the federal scheme to promote the installation of rooftop solar sys tems would cost consumers $4.7 billion by 2020, and Treasury modelling suggests the carbon tax will add about 10 per cent to power prices from 2013 to 2017, The Australian reported. The Territorys power utility also owes more than $1 billion dollars to the NT Government. The government-owned company owes $1.08 billion in long-term debt as of June 2011, according to the Power and Water annual report. This is nearly double the $559.5 million it owed in June 2009. The corporation is conducting a five-year $1.5 billion upgrade to infrastructure, including more than 8000km of powerlines, 2000km of water mains and 1000km of sewer mains and about $20 million per year on renewable energy projects. WICKINGP28


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