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The Northern Territory news Thu 27 Oct 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 27 Oct 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, October 27, 2011. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:27-OGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K The Buff Club is under new management so we thought we would remind you of some of the reasons why you should come and join Darwins most iconic club! facelift, Best prices in Darwin, , Friday night raffles and live music, Off street parking 40c Pool, TAB, Keno, Pokies and so much more! 57 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park. Tel: 8981 3201 ER170401/11 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 Pub to pull plug on music By MEAGAN DILLON A TOP End pub has been ordered to shut down its karaoke machine at 2am after a nearby motel lodged a noise complaint with the Licensing Commission. Former Katherine Motel owner Mark Baker told the hearing there were ongoing noise issues despite a sound barrier being constructed between the motel and Katherine Hotel. He said an agreement had been reached between the two businesses, about 270km south of Darwin, that the karaoke machine would be turned off at 2am. He said it often could be heard beyond that on karaoke nights Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Mr Baker said the noise level breached the Liquor Act because it caused an unreasonable disturbance to other businesses. The hotels legal counsel Michael Whelan said his client was prepared to honour the gentlemens agreement to switch it off at 2am. He said the cost of putting the noise barrier in place was about $20,000. Commission chairman Richard OSullivan said the complaint was hard to measure because no sound levels had been recorded. He said the motel and hotel agreed on a set of terms including: THE karaoke machine be turned off at 2am. THE master volume of the machine be turned down on its days of operation. Mr OSullivan said those conditions would be in place for three months to allow the commission to assess and evaluate them. Messy NT forced to come clean Coconut Grove resident Leticia Frost walks her dogs past the infamous Acropolis on Dick Ward Drive Picture: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN By ELLIE TURNER DARWIN residents will be forced to clean up their crap or foot the bill for someone else to do it under a new council law designed to reduce cyclone hazards. About 400 tonnes of missile material was collected in Darwin City Councils precyclone season purge this year. At a meeting this month, council tightened its policy to include Regulatory Orders giving staff the power to intervene when people fail to remove things that could be dangerous if airborne. Leticia Frost, of Coconut Grove, said she hoped sites like the infamous Acropolis the neglected shell of a future Parthenoninspired home would be on the hit list. Ms Frost said she didnt mind the eyesore factor. But I am worried about the stuff on the roof there are (reinforcing bars) lying up there, she said. The bloke who owns it, works on it a bit but its not liveable. (The place) has been like that forever. Ms Frost, 27, who lives two doors down from the property, said it was pretty much a dump site. If it was in the bush it wouldnt be a problem, she said. The new council policy states it will respond to complaints in relation to hazards as and when they arise. Community and cultural services manager John Banks said rules would be dealt out case-by-case at council discretion as the word hazard was not made clear in the Local Government Act. Mr Banks said if a property owner refused to remove a dangerous item the impact on council rates could be severe. The process of responding to a complaint bringing together people to advise about hazards, and if necessary, the works could run into many thousands of dollars, he said. The act says we can recover costs but it could take years. The money must come from somewhere. Mr Banks said council had worked out cyclone hazards on a could the material be secured on site by two men within two days? basis during the trial and would probably maintain the strategy. Its possible to secure loose items by lashings and binding them together so its safe it doesnt matter if its unsightly, he said. Mr Banks said most people were co-operative. Cattle exports to Indonesia back on track Luke Bowen MORE than 100,000 head of cattle have been exported to Indonesia since the resumption of live exports according to the Federal Agriculture Department at an industry conference yesterday. Live export taskforce general manager Matthew Dadswell told the ABARES regional outlook conference in Darwin the numbers exported and the relationship with Indonesia were good. Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig last Friday adopted some of the recommendations that came from a review by former diplomat Bill Far mer into the broader livestock export industry. Welfare of exported animals will need to meet the standards established by the World Organisation for Animal Health but stunning before killing will not be mandatory. Northern Territory Cattlemens Association executive director Luke Bowen said In donesia had handled the sudden suspension to trade well and export numbers had been good considering the crisis. We will have to see how the rest of the year pans out, he said. The Indonesians have responded very graciously under the circumstances but also expressed their disappointment how it was handled. Charities enjoy mango gold ITS almost the end of a bumper Northern Territory mango season. Experts had predicted it could be the biggest for seven years but fruit drop has meant a smaller crop than initially thought. However, Territory growers have still reaped a golden bounty. The first tray of the season sold for $30,000, with the money going to the Redkite and Life Education charities. The fruit was donated by mango growers Tom and Regina Harbrow, of Pine Creek. They were bought by businessman Carlo Lorenti earlier this month. Celebrating 20 years of caring DANILA Dilba Health Services, which cares for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. The name Danila Dilba means dilly bag used to collect bush medicines. This week they will hold several events including morning teas in Darwin and Palmerston today. There is a display at the Palmerston Shopping Centre until Friday and a youth dance on Friday night at Sanderson Middle School in Wulagi with the services ball on Saturday. For more information visit daniladilbaexperience.org.au