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The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011

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

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www.ntnews.com.au Monday, July 25, 2011. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-JGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K See mitsubishi-motors.com.au for further information. Offers at participating Mitsubishi Dealers only. While stocks last. Mitsubishi Motors Australia reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. Offers available on new vehicles ordered and delivered between 23 and 31 July 2011. Business, Fleet sales by special arrangement. 10 year or 160,000km Powertrain Warranty (whichever comes first) (non transferable). *5 year or 130,000km New Vehicle Factory Warranty (whichever comes first). ^5 years or 130,000km Roadside Assist (whichever comes first). Service conditions apply. 4 year or 60,000km Capped Price Servicing (whichever comes first). Covers all items specified under the standard Maintenance for Normal Operating Conditions schedule detailed in the Service and Warranty Booklet. Additional service/repair items (if required) are at additional cost. 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It is believed the Grammywinning singer died from a drug overdose, after a battlingwith drugs, alcohol, eating disorders and severe depression for much of her short life. FULL STORY: PAGE 16 FREE ENTRY TO THE DOGS Present this coupon at the Greyhounds tonight to receive FREE entry for 2 adults. Children under 12 also FREE. Original coupon only. One offer per coupon. Offer only valid for racemeet 25-7-2011. Gates open at 6.30pm. Darwin Greyhound Racing Club, Winnellie Park, Hook Rd Digital TV black out ALL SBS digital TV channels were down yesterday after a Telstra transmission hub failed. ABC TV was also on the blink for a couple of hours in the Territory after the satellite lost signal. The NT News received one call from a Darwin viewer who could not watch either channel. An ABC receptionist at Darwin said she had received about one hundred phone calls. SBS was back on by 9pm in time for Cadel Evans to wrap up the Tour de France Mice turn tail in colder weather The Central Australian mouse plague is on the improve but its still left some with residents with dodgy television reception By ELLIE TURNER A FERAL mouse plague in the Red Centre is abating but residents remain driven to stash their apples, cheese and bread. Exterminators are sick of de-mousing the towns. Alice Springs pest technician Malcolm McDonald told the NT News: I dont want to crawl around hunting for mice any more. Its better now. In places we were using a bucket of bait in one go, we are down to 20 pieces of bait. But the remaining mus domesticus have upped the ante. Mice in the Santa Teresa community, 80km southeast of the Alice, had a little party inside the towns TV transmitter box. The rodents attacked the wiring, and for the past five months residents have been baffled by dodgy reception that left them with only a fuzzy Channel 7, Imparja and ABC Perth. TV stations around Alice Springs are sound but beware the travel mouse. Photographer Chloe Geraghty said: I have one living in my car it took a bite out of my banana, she told the NT News. A plague is officially declared with more than 1000 mice per hectare. Every mouse that is not snatched up by a predator has an average of 60 babies. Chief district ranger Chris Day said mouse numbers could spike again with war mer weather. But there have not been many horror stories lately. He said at the height of the plague residents had caught hundreds of mice each night in bucket traps. Thats a good indication of the severity. Its still fairly bad south of Alice but it dropped pretty rapidly with the frosty weather. Nobody wants to put a number on how many thousands of tailed terrors have plagued Alice Springs since the new year. But one thing is certain the mice scared off quite a few tourists. While locals used their nous to deal with the furry problem en masse, nomads skirted rural centres like the plague. Chris Day, who is based at Simpson Gap, has declared that it is safe again. If I had taken my swag out bush a couple of months ago I would have been covered in mice. I went camping a couple of nights ago and it was fine. Call for croc cull THE Solomon Islands is considering culling crocodiles because the population is getting out of control. Crocodile numbers increased following the end of the crocodile skin trade in the 1980s. Dr Christian Ramofafia, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, said the problem needed to be dealt with by relevant government authorities. Its . . . a difficult issue to address, he said. Mango bonanza THE biggest mango harvest in more than six years in the Territory is on its way. Industry president Ian Baker said while most trees were still in flower, growers would begin picking the earliest varieties in the coming weeks with the majority in September. Ive been in this business for a long time. Definitely June was our coldest on record and youd have to say thats a big factor in why weve had such a good flowering, he said.