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The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-09-10

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

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/10070/235158

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/650225

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, September 10, 2011. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:10-SGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K NA100603 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 Quickweather DARWIN Mostly sunny. Becoming drier with moderate winds ALICESPRINGS Sunny. Moderate to fresh southeasterly winds MAX 33 MAX 20 FULLWEATHERFORECAST:PAGE59 Bingo number 21 ONE of yesterdays bingo numbers was incorrect. Bingo ball 31 was misinterpreted as 21. So the bingo numbers for game number 277 are 2, 6, 8, 21, 25, 29. NT News marketing assistant Karly Maney has since re-marked all the bingo balls so it doesnt happen again. The $36,500 jackpot wasnt won and next weeks top prize is $36,750. HALFPRICEMINI BURGERS Try a real taste of the Territory at The Humpty Doo Hotel - the original & still the best! Present this coupon and purchase one Trio of Mini Burgers (Buffalo, Croc & Local Barra ) with a side of chips to receive another trio half price! Kitchen open 10am 9pm, 7 Days a week Arnhem Hwy, Humpty Doo Ph: 8988 13 72 to book a table in the bistro. Valid until September 16 NT families footing bill By ALYSSA BETTS WECANHELP >>THE NT News is giving you the opportunity to win $7000 worth of groceries. From Monday, all you have to do is simply collect the coupons from the paper for your chance to win. Coupons will be worth $250, $500, $750, $1000 or $2000. Collect $5000 in coupons and you can go into the draw to win the grand prize of $5000 worth of groceries. Another reader will take home $2000 to splash on goodies. l Dont miss Mondays paper for you chance to win. TERRITORIANS are shelling out more on living expenses than any state in Australia. The only ones with a bigger overall weekly bill are those in that strange, freezing place, the Australian Capital Territory. The latest Household Expenditure Survey, released every six years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, shows Northern Territory households spend $1500 a week. ACT households shell out a tad more $1536 a week. South Australia has the lowest average weekly expenditure of $1044. The Territory household pays more than anyone else in some expense areas including housing costs ($294), groceries ($224), booze ($54) and transport ($234). The weekly grocery bill is a massive item for Darwin Citys Hatcher family, Melanie, 35, Aaron, 34, and boys Alex, 4, and Lachlan, 18 months. We budget $200 a week but I reckon by the time little extras come along, we spend another $100 on top of that, Melanie said. Ive noticed as Lachlans getting older, we are just spending more and more. Theyre just eating machines. She said, coming from Adelaide, it was noticeable just how much more expensive food was in Darwin. Melanie, a graphic designer, has taken time off to be a stayat-home mum, but is just about to launch her own business a stationery and gift line. Husband Aaron works at the private hospital. Melanie said while the family was nowhere near struggle street, it could be a stretch to make ends meet. The family tries to buy no frills food brands, and clothes come from places like Kmart. Melanie Hatcher, pictured with children Alex, 4, and Lachlan, 18 months, says her family have noticed the rising cost of living Picture: FIONA MORRISON Inpex cooking with gas INPEX has lodged an application with the Territory Government to start dredging work in the Darwin Harbour by the middle of next year. Its another sign that the Japanese giant will build its gas plant in Darwin. Meanwhile, in related news, it was all dirt and shovels and people clapping at Charles Darwin University yesterday. The sod-turning was to mark the beginning of construction of the $6 million North Australia Centre for Oil and Gas. The centre is to act as a hub for training and research targeted at specific needs of oil and gas operations in the region. Chief Minister Paul Henderson said it was a sign. Building this centre is a clear signal that my Government will work hard to ensure projects like Inpex deliver high wage and high skill opportunities to all Territorians, now and into the future, Mr Henderson said. CDU vice-chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the centre would start taking students around June next year. NT cops ride for fallen By JESO DE DOEYER TERRITORY police officers will cruise today from The Esplanade in Darwin to Canberra on motorbikes. The National Police Memorial organisations second Wall-to-Wall ride aims to keep alive the memory of Australian police officers who died on duty. Seven riders will leave Darwin and two will join them in Tennant Creek. They will ride to the National Police Memorial to join nearly 800 riders from across Australia. The ride will finish on September 17. NT Police Association field officer Owen Blackwell is looking forward to the trip, which is represented by the Territory for the first time. Money raised will go towards Police Legacy, which supports families who have experienced a police death. The NT branch has raised $5000 through sponsorship.