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The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Oct 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Oct 2011

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, October 25, 2011. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-OGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 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 Airport strike CUSTOMS staff at international airports across the country, including Darwin, plan to strike this week over a pay deal dispute with the Federal Government. Staff at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will begin their 24-hour strike from midnight tomorrow. Customs staff at Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide international airports will strike for two hours on Thursday. Cairns and Gold Coast in ternational airports have industrial action planned today. Community and Public Sector Union national secretary Nadine Flood said anyone collecting inbound international passengers on Thursday may be delayed. Ms Flood said customs management and delegates will talk today. If Customs put forward a reasonable deal that government is prepared to support this dispute will be over. Were in the money By NIGEL ADLAM Territorians owed mystery millionsTERRITORIANS are owed nearly $6.5 million. The money is gathering dust in bank accounts, life insurance policies, dividends and inheritance. It is owed to 9638 Territorians, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission said yesterday. Thats an average of $671 each enough to buy a plas ma TV, good quality bicycle or 15 cartons of beer. Australias national pool of unclaimed money has risen to a record $636 million. The commission said the Territorians owed money could not be contacted, mainly because they had not left a forwarding address. The three biggest wads of unclaimed money are held by people who used to live in small NT communities. Nearly $135,000 is owned by a former resident of Goulburn Island, off the coast of Arnhem Land. More than $55,000 in another bank account is registered to a former resident of Pine Creek, 220km south of Darwin. And a life insurance policy in the name of someone from Nhulunbuy contains $44,400. Commission executive Delia Rickard said: There is more money in the unclaimed money pool than ever before. She said Territorians who had looked for unclaimed money should check again. You can search for yourself and for family and friends, she said. Australians recovered $62 million last year. Territorians can log into the commissions free online database at www.moneysmart.gov. au Follow the link to unclaimed money and type in your name. You will need to prove any money belongs to you or that you are the beneficiary. Information on how to claim is available on the website. Coolalinga Newsagent staff Peta Pelizzo and Shelly Young celebrate selling the winning lotto ticket Picture: BRAD FLEET Coolalinga resident scoops cool $1.5m lotto win By DAMIEN McCARTNEY Shes a regular and she really deserved it A COOLALINGA resident is all cashed up after winning $1.5m in Saturday nights Tattslotto draw. The resident, a regular at the Coolalinga Newsagent, did not want to be named, but collected the money yesterday morning. Newsagent owner Tanya Rizonico said it was the first time her shop had sold a top prize ticket in the five years it had been open. Its about time, she said. The lady who won it, shes a regular, and she deserved it they all do. Its awesome knowing we won it, we have so many regulars, theyre all really positive. Ms Rizonico said her shop has sold shitloads of division-two tickets but had never sold a division one. Weve never cracked it before, she said. We really rely on our local trade, so this will be great for all of us. Oasis Newsagent sold its first division-one ticket the previous Saturday just weeks after opening. New boss to deliver centre revamp By CAINE EDWARDS A FORMER 3AW radio journalist and Today Tonight reporter has promised to pull Darwins troubled entertainment centre out of financial strife. Richard Fitzgerald will start as general manager of the Darwin Entertainment Centre on November 7. The appointment comes four months after former manager Hamish McDonald was sacked as the centre continued to fall into financial strife. An independent report by Anzarts Institute released in March found that the troubled venue required an extra $300,000 for urgent upgrades to theatre equipment. But Mr Fitzgerald said the financial difficulties of entertainment venues centres was not restricted to Darwin. Arts and entertainment centres across Australia are all having some form of financial difficulty, he said. While there clearly has been some issues (in Darwin), they are issues that with some fairly rapid attention to detail can be turned around very quickly. Mr Fitzgerald was last the general manager at Her Majestys Theatre, Melbourne. He said it was a great time to be taking the reins in Darwin as he sees the entertainment scene growing with the city. Im confident, with a dedicated board and the talented team at DEC, we can really deliver, he said. Wright arrest Wayne Wright THE first man to be arrested after appearing on the Territorys most wanted list will plead guilty in the NT Supreme Court next month to the robbery of a Darwin service station. Wayne Francis Wright, 34, was in Darwin Magistrates Court yesterday charged with armed robbery, assault and stealing. He was arrested in Queensland and extradited to the Territory after being on the run since the alleged offence happened at the United Service Station in Winnel lie last February. Crown prosecutor Imogen Taylor asked magistrate Sue Oliver for the matter in the lower court to be adjourned until December to await the outcome in the Supreme Court. Murder case By MEAGAN DILLON A WOMAN charged with the murder of a relative who was smoked in a ceremonial fire circle before being bashed to death had her case adjourned yesterday. Cindy Rungurra Wunungmurra appeared in Darwin Magistrates Court charged with the 47-year-old womans murder on Groote Eylandt in November last year. Prosecutor Mike Stoddart told magistrate Daynor Trigg that some of the witnesses that defence counsel wanted to call and examine would be opposed. Mr Trigg said the list of witnesses was like a fishing expedition. But Ms Wunungmurras lawyer, Giles OBrienHartcher, said: I dont think thats the best way to characterise it. She will reappear in court next month.

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