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Sun newspapers Wed 14 Oct 2009



Sun newspapers Wed 14 Oct 2009


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D ar w in S un , - P ag e 2 3 1 - S P O T - D ar w in A DISUSED car yard on the edge of the Darwin CBD is destined to become the latest multi-storey residential apartment block to be built in the city centre if planning approval is given. The former workshop and caryards of the old Morgans Motors site, across from the Top End hotel on the corner of Mitchell and Daly streets, had been slated to be built into a nine-storey tourist hotel. The site's owner Alaken Pty Ltd had previously gained approval for that development but has now put forward a new planning application for a change of use from tourist commercial to building serviced apartments with multiple dwellings in the same sized building space. The $15 million development is to contain 3 one-bedroom units, 16 two-bedroom units, and 22 three bedroom units built in the top seven stories with a restaurant office and basement car parking. Public submissions on the proposal close on October 23. A development application has also been lodged to convert the 140room Novotel Hotel on the Esplanade into an apartment building. The development is estimated to cost up to $50 million with a mix of 111 apartments ranging from one to thee bedrooms. Territory company, the Halikos Group recently paid $24 million for the 4star Novotel Atrium. The sale set a price-perroom record for Darwin. The Novotel development plans state an intention to provide a range of dwelling sizes and corresponding price points with access to "Esplanade living at affordable prices for people whom this location would be otherwise impossible". 2 NEWSSun Newspapers WEDNESDAY October 14 2009 Territory Childcare Group Inc Palmerston Rural Darwin Your childs home away from home Office: 45 Malak Crescent Malak NT 0812 Call now 8945 2945 Email: info@daycaredarwin.com.au www.daycaredarwin.com.au CALL NOW 8945 2945 www.daycaredarwin.com.au Practical and Hands On Parenting Programs Parenting Workshops Resource Library Referrals Baby Playgroup Parenting Information Newsletter 16ls01/09 Experienced and highly trained childcare professionals An accredited, fully licensed and monitored service A secure and safe home environment from birth to 12 yrs The attention of one consistent, trusted carer Flexible hours by negotiation Play-based learning experiences tailored to each child's development stage and interests An open relationship between families, carers and local service staff Affordable rates, CCB and Tax Rebate Family Day Care can offer..... 16 br 02 /0 9 16 br 12 /0 9 16 ts 01 /0 9 Jackpots Pokies Keno Meals Bar Members & Guests Wednesday 11am - 2.30pm & 8 - 10pm Thursday 8pm - 10pm Friday 8pm - 11pm Sunday 2pm - 5.30pm BB St Marys Football Club Abala Road Marrara Ph: 8927 9900 $$$$$$ II NN GG OO $$$$$$ 16 br 01 /0 9 16br03/09 Ph: 0406 754 102 www.cujospetminding.com.au FOR EASE AND CONVENIENCE ...we come to you! Specialising in caring for your pets in their own home Book now for Christmas Dog walking available in all suburbs including Palmerston Call Cujos Pet Minding for more information 16 ls 02 /0 9 Hi-rise apartments planned for CBD Sewage starving fish spot of O2 RESEARCH scientists have condemned years of releasing sewage into a popular fishing haunt near Darwin for causing severe harm to the creeks water quality. The researchers from Griffith and Charles Darwin Universities have concluded an intense week of sampling which found the ecological health of Buffalo Creek, a tidal creek near Lee Point, has been severely damaged by the sewage flowing into it. The failure report card on Buffalo Creek backs up another analysis released recently by the Northern Territory government which also cited the ill effects caused to the popular fishing waterway by effluent being released from a a sewerage plant upstream. Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge researcher, Dr Michele Burford said algal blooms and a lack of oxygen were affecting the ongoing survival of aquatic life in Buffalo Creek. ''Fortunately we have not had big fish kills from the lack of oxygen because the creek has big tides - up to eight metres and the incoming tide brings more oxygen in. But on the outgoing tide these creekdwellers run out of oxygen,' Dr Burford said. 'The size of the sediment pool means that even if sewage outflows into the creek were stopped tomorrow, the nutrients from the sediment will be released into the creek for a very long time to come. The researchers found a chemicals specific to sewage up and down the length of the creek, showing that the effects of the sewage extend throughout the whole system. 'If you find that compound in measurable levels in the water and mud you know that that area has been affected by sewage,' Dr Burford said. Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee chairman Bill Stuchbery last month called for action on the health of Buffalo Creek to be resolved quickly stating the situation could not continue in putting "effluent into a tidal stream that is not flushing". Environment Minister Karl Hampton has admitted the creek is a "problem area". Drugs and assault rifle found in raid A MOIL man has been summonsed to appear in court after police located an assault rifle fitted with a bayonet and drugmaking equipment. Police executed a search warrant on a Rothdale Road residence and found glassware used for a drug laboratory and a clip-seal bag containing an an amphetamine type substance and a set of digital scales. A semi-automatic assault rifle and air rifle were also located at the premises. A 33-year-old man will be summonsed to appear in court for offences relating to the firearms, possession of materials used for a clandestine laboratory and dangerous drugs. Hit-run driver arrested A MAN was arrested after alleging hitting a pedestrian with his car in the Palmerston suburb of Gunn on Saturday. The victim had been trying to take photos of a car doing burn-outs in Blackmore Court, Gunn around 5.30pm when the alleged offender ran into him with his car. The 27-year-old driver has been charged with drink driving, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, driving without due care, recklessly endangering serious harm, fail to stop after a crash, hit and run causing serious harm. The disused Morgan Motors site on the corner of Mitchell and Daly Street may become the next multi-storey apartment block in the Darwin CBD 31Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY October 14 2009SPORT John Holloway in DunkWurkin II will take to Downes Park again as the mud racing season kicks off Mud racing ready to roar once again at Downes Park MUD racing fans are getting ready for a down and dirty weekend, as mud racing will kick off another season this Saturday night at Downes Park. The Top End Mud Racing Association will start what it is touting the "biggest, best and muddiest seasons ever," with even more drivers answering the call. A many as eight new drivers will take up the mud challenge, with the Pro Modified class the biggest winner, expanding from an average of five race cars last season to an expected 10. But with the season so close, one question still remains unanswered, will Australian number 1 mud racing driver Gordon Fern be behind the wheel this season or will he hand it to his daughter Tamara? After suffering a disappointing season last time with a run of mechanical issues, Fern will definitely be gunning to reclaim the Top Gun trophy in his car Bad Attitude from current holder Ricky Jones in Rampage. However, sources are stating the "Queen of the mud track" Tamara Fern, who claimed the title in her first full season in 08/09 is looking to make a comeback to reclaim the crown. Pro Modified has become the class to watch this season after a stunning upset at the NT Finals earlier this year. Reigning champ Wes Chin in Boogeyman was knocked off the title spot for the first time in two years by Chris Sunners in Piston Broke, and is already out for revenge. But many new teams will be striving for the number one spot, including racing veteran Rob Holloway, who has modified and upgraded his car School Bus to move up a class and go against his brother Peter in Fun King Nuts. In the lowest division, there is still plenty of excitement for the 2WD standard class, as the question remains will this stay a girl-only affair. Last year proved mud racing was not just for the boys as Sue Abrook, Jan Diwell and Sarah Featherstone (aka PMT Girls) dominated the entire class to take the trophy in just their second season driving. But they will have to watch out for their biggest rival last year, 17-year-old Ashlee Modra in her car Coz I Can, who finished second in the class and will hope to move one better this year. The 09/10 Mud Racing seasons starts this Saturday, October 17 at Downes Park, access via Hidden Valley motor sports complex from 6pm. Tickets cost $15 adult/$5 children 5 to 15/$30 family. Children under five enter free. Bar and food available, and BYO seating. PINT, Banks big winners at TEAFA carnival PINT and Banks have won big on the eve of the TEAFA season, winning the pre-season carnival last weekend at Gardens Oval. PINT easily took the Mid-Strength division, beating Waratahs 6.7 (43) to 1.1 (7), and Banks 8.4 (52) to 2.3 (15). The Banks reserve squad were equally impressive in the Coke division, but were threatened by Casino Sharks for the carnival win. Bulldogs had no trouble beating newcomers to the comp Southern Districts, winning 13.9 (87) to 0.2 (2), but narrowly lost to Jabiru 2.6 (26) to 2.2 (14). However Banks narrowly took out the title on percentage after Sharks destroyed Univer 8.2 (50) to 0.0 (0), but lost to Olympic Spartans 5.2 (32) to 2.2 (14) left them in second place. PINTs Bos Bisch, Tracy Villages David Noonan and Combined Services Sean Halfpenny were all named joint winners of the Player of the Carnival in the Mid-Strength division. Southern Districts Kaz Archer and Jabirus Francis Wapau won the Coke divisions award. the 09/10 TEAFA season starts this Saturday with Tracy Village hosting PINT at Tracy Village Oval. Nightcliff All-Stars named NIGHTCLIFF Baseball Club has announced its All-Star team for the past four decades. Announced at the clubs 40 year anniversary celebrations, the team was selected by Darwin Baseball Association president Greg Hertel and long-time baseball personalities not associated with the club. 13 players named were part of the golden age of Nightcliff, when between 1969 and 1982 were part of 12 grand finals. The black and gold of Nightcliff Tigers have won 13 premierships in its 40 year history. Nightcliff All-Star team Pitcher: Wayne Longstaff (1975 - 1983), Catcher: Andrew Kendray (1985 - 2001). 1st Base: Bill Fryar (1980 - 1999). 2nd Base: Gary Giumeli (1971 - 1983). 3rd Base: Fred Bush (1969 - 1985). Short stop: Robin Cullen (1971 - 1974). Left field: Darren Kimmorley (1987 - 1997). Centre Field: Brett Beaton (1995 - present). Right Field: Neil McCormack (1975 - 1979). Designated hitter: Leigh Halprin (1973 1989). Reserves: Kieran Caddisy (1972 1988), Lance Schmidt (1980 - 1993), Paul Rider (1975 - 1983), Mal Kinter (1971 1983). Coach: Fred Schmidt (1969 1981) Sheppard, Humphrey given captain jobs JARROD Sheppard and Claire Humphrey have be named captains of the Territory men's and women's under-19 basketball teams. Both were announced before the teams flew out on Sunday for the fivematch tour around Indonesia. Women's coach Alan Hilzinger said Lightning player Humphrey was named for her experience. We have a young side and Claire's experience will be invaluable, he said. Sheppard (from Rebels) was also named captain for his experience in tours, travelling overseas with senior teams He is obviously a leader and all the players respect him as the senior player. It was a natural decision. The sides are being hosted by the DetEksi Basketball League (DBL),Indonesia's biggest hoops association. They played local high school SMA St Louis No. 1 in the first of four warmup games on Tuesday before Saturdays big match against a DBL All Star line-up. Rugby finishes off tournament with win NT Under-16 rugby union squad finished the national championship last weekend with an impressive win. NT dominated Tasmania, and finished off its final match with a 31 - 5 victory. The win leapfrogged NT to third place in Division II of the carnival, one place ahead of Tasmania. But there is still a lot of work for NT to improve, conceding an average of 40 points per game while scoring an average of only 17. National Idigenous team won the tournament, beating South Australia 45 11 in the John Eales Shield Final. Junior Spotlight To see your sporting club or league results here, email Andrew Dittmer at mailsun@thesuns.com.au or phone 8931 3122. Keep an eye out for a Sun Newspaper photographer as they take photos of junior sports stars every weekend ... your child might even make the sports page! NTFL - Round 2 Under 18 Darwin (68) b Palmerston 6.4 (40). Goals - Darwin: K Lippitt 4, J Neaylon 2, J Blitner, C Shean, D Mitchell. Palmerston: D Clark 2, S Gerschwitz, B Quinn, A Thomas, K Haenen. Waratahs 9.3 (57) b St Marys 8.4 (52) Goals - Waratahs: J. Harding 4, I Palmer, R Griffiths, J Fernandez, S Right, A Mizen. St Marys: E Fletcher 2, B rioli 2, J Gardiner, J Cooper, T Wills, G Lindner. Southern Districts 9.12 (66) b Nightcluiff 8.1 (49). Goals - Districts: D Abbott 2, T Manly 2, C Box, L Trewin, R Manly, J Whelan, J Priest. Nightcliff: A McKee 3, D Logan, E Klenke, L Raymond, E Lemon, J Huddelston. Under 16 Darwin 9.14(68) b Palmerston 5.2(32) Goals - Darwin: J Stokes 3, J Anderson 2, R Assan, D Williams, J Edwards, J Anderson. Palmerston: N May 2, B Quinn, S Emery, M Hocking St Marys 12.13 (85) b Waratahs 2.9 (21) Goals - St Marys: B Munkara 3, N Fejo 3, J Tipumantamirri 2, D Carter, J Long, J. Richardson. Waratahs: J Anstey, L Dickinson Southern Districts 6.9 (45) b Nightcliff 5.2 (32) Goals - Districts: J. Czislowski 2, D. Richardson 2, D Rice B. OShaughnessy. Nightcliff: J Barclay, J Shaw, J Brown, C Anderson, O Skov. Under 14 Darwin (51) b Palmerston Magpies 4.7 (31) Goals - Darwin: J Munkara 3, L Donation 2, A Hodor, A Tipungwuti. Palmerston: J Davison, A Couzens, K Andrews, M Heath. St Marys 15.14 (104) b Waratahs 2.2 (14) Goals - St Marys: S Rioli 4, Z Robinson 4, C Puautjimi 3, J geer, L Larson, T Rioli, W Andrews . Waratahs: B Styles, A Ross. Southern Districts7.3 (45) b Nightcliff 2.9 (21) Goals - Districts: T Skewes 2, J Bowman, N coles, M Henning, J Moore, N Cockatoo. Nightcliff: A Bare, J Roberts. Under 13 Darwin 15.11 (101) b Palmerston 0.0 (0) Goals - Darwin: J Anderson 4, D Warren 2, D. Councillor 2, J. Clarke 2, A Tipungwuti, M Hagan, B Fletcher, B Dizon, D Murray. Palmerston: none Best - Darwin: J Anderson, D Warren, B Fletcher, K Smith, A Tipungwuti, J Munkara. Palmerston: R Hogan, W Whitaker, D Banderson,J Bowler, L Hibberd, R Berts. Nightcliff 6.11 (47) b Southern Districts 3.2 (20) Goals - Nightcliff: A Papazoglou 3, D Shannon, B Parfitt, T Steweat. Districts: A Hind, C Doherty, C Piening Best - Nightcliff: B Parfitt, BRehrmann, D Shannon, D Zalik, H Williams, C Robbins. Districts: B. Sharp, R. Davis, T. McLinden, R. Munchow, C. Piening, Z. Carter. St Marys 14.10 (94) b Palmerston 0.1 (1) Goals - St Marys: J Musgrove 7, L Moseley 3, M Coombes, K Nurton, T Rioli, J Jesson. Best - St Marys: M Coombes, L Moseley, L Hand Palmerston: M Lawrence, C Owen-Aubrun, C Kimlin. Waratah 15.7 (97) b Southern Districts 1.0 (6) Goals - Waratahs: A Hosking 3, J Ramsey 2, C Wray 2, L Barton 2, E Pryce 2, T Ford 2, T Maxwell Southern Districts: B. McDonald 1

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