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The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Feb 2010



The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Feb 2010


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 63 no. 76

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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14 Centralian Advocate, Friday, February 19, 2010 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 9 -F E B -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS $374 ea save $375 CS11471_1902_ALICE On sale until Wed 24th Feb 2010. Advertised price and corresponding unit price apply in Alice Springs. Advertised price and corresponding unit price not available at Coles Express. Savings and single sell price shown are off Darwin metropolitan regular selling price. Nestl Drumstick Ice Cream 4 Pack $0.79 per 100ml Unbeatable. NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 6 6 3 4 0 5 /1 0 8am 3pm BREAKFAST DAILY FRESH NEW MENU Womens Day events planned Around Alice PO BOX 2254, 2 GA P RD, ALICE SPRING S FAX:8950 9740 ceneditorial@ntn.ne wsltd.com.au Text the editor 0421 261 177 EACH year on March 8, hundreds of International Womens Day events are held all around the world. They range from small random informal gatherings to large-scale highly organised events. All celebrate womens achievements and highlight the need for continued vigilance and action. One of the key functions in Alice Springs is Zontas International Womens Day Breakfast. A guest speaker is being organised. Tickets are $25 and are available at Dymocks in Alice Plaza. It is being held at 7am on Monday, March 8 at Chifleys Alice Springs Resort. Proceeds to go to UNIFEMs project to empower migrant workers in Indonesia. oooo The National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame is also getting ready for its celebrations in recognition of women and their achievements. March is Womens History Month and hall volunteers are b u s i l y o r g a n i s i n g t h e Dementers Daughters: Womens Harvesting History display. It will open on Sunday, March 7 and will complement the halls permanent exhibitions. The National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame is in the Old Gaol in Stuart Terrace. It is open from 10am to 4pm seven days a week. oooo Entry forms for the 2010 Tattersalls Finke Desert Race, bikes and buggies, will be available from Monday. There has been an increase in fees, the first in three years, to overcome the loss from the 2009 caused by some unforeseen expenses. They will also go to meet the rising costs of services that have to be provided especially for safety. The entry fees are $550 for bikes and $750 for the cars. These amounts include the percentage that has to be paid to CAMS. oooo The inaugural Australian Outback Marathon, on tracks and roads around Uluru, is shaping up to be a truly international and multicultural event. Interest is already extremely high in the event, to be held on July 31. Runners are already booked from such far-away places as the US, New Zealand, Luxembourg, India, Hungary, Canada and, of course, from right around Australia. There are no qualifying times for the Australian Outback Marathon But it is going to be more than a run, with the Heart Foundation as the official charity partner for the event. Runners are being asked to support the Heart Foundation by setting up their own fundraising page online or making a tax deductible donation. All funds raised will help improve the heart health of indigenous Australians, who are currently nearly three times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than other Australians. There is no minimum fundraising limit for runners. There are also halfmarathon, 10km and 5km events. oooo The Olive Pink Botanic Garden is celebrating its 25th year since opening to the public in 1985. But there are still plenty of good reasons to go there even without a celebratory event. There are seven self-guided walks which reveal different aspects of the garden. They are the Mallee Walk, Wattle Walk, Hill Walk, Medicinal Plants Walk, Miss Pinks Garden Walk, Rare and Threatened Plants Walk and the Desert Plants Adaptations Walk. Bean Tree Cafe is a great place to have lunch or morning or afternoon teas. There is also music from 5.30pm to late on the first and third Fridays of each month. This evening will be a folk night with some older members from the Folk Club joining in with some younger folkies. It has a range of delicious home-style vegetarian and meat savoury dishes, burgers, salads, tarts, cakes and slices to tempt your palate! The popular weekend Breakfast with the Birds has been extended to be every morning this year. A range of beautiful and unique local Aboriginal handcrafted items from Irrkerlantye Arts are for sale in the Gift Shop along with locally crafted jewellery and clothing. Opening hours for the Bean Tree Cafe: Tuesday to Friday (Closed Mondays) 8am to 3pm; Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 4pm. After-hours functions can be arranged. oooo More than a third of the people living in Central Australia volunteer within our community. These people provide talent, knowledge and expertise in their field of endeavour. As a tool to further improve our volunteering opportunities and our volunteering experiences Volunteering SA&NT is bringing National Standards Training to Alice Springs. It is all happening in April and is a great opportunity for the not-for-profit sector to develop further skills and strategies that will build capacity and flexibility within their organisations. There are eight standards, and all are for all sectors of organisation involving volunteers. They will be of interest whether you are involved in soccer, a museum perhaps, or in conservation or the environment, what about emergency services, perhaps St John or the NT Fire Service... For further information contact Robyn Toi at Volunteering SA&NT on 8952 9630.

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