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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 64 no. 16

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14 Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K 3 9 0 2 0 5 /1 2 a s (08) 8952 2333 www.centralianmotors.com.auNorth Stuart Highway Simon Finance in Hours, not Days** Tim $2000 Minimum Trade in* Peter Test Drive Til 4pm Saturday Tan Friendly Service with a Smile Ben Great Deals Everyday COME AND SEE US Demo ranger 4wd crew cab Automatic, low klms, sports bar, alloy wheels New ford xr6 turbo ute $35,990 driveaway * 1 only, save over $8,000 18alloy wheels, automatic, 2011 plated $38,990 driveaway* New Ford Ranger XL 4WD crew cab New ford Ranger XLT 4wd crew cab $32,990 driveaway * Turbo diesel, alloy wheels, side steps $38,990 driveaway* New ford G6E turbo 1 only, save over $10,000 19alloy wheels, turbo engine, top of the range, leather trim New Ford escape XLT AWD Automatic, climate control, alloy wheels New 2010 Ford Ranger XL 2wd chassis $28,990 driveaway * Electrics, safety pack $23,990 driveaway* Demo Ford Mondeo Zetec wagon TDCi Turbo diesel, automatic New Ford XR6 sedan Demo Ford ranger XL 2wd crew cab Turbo diesel, balance of 5 year w arranty $28,990 driveaway *$39,990 driveaway * Automatic, 1 only, family motoring with style $32,990 driveaway* New 2010 Ford Focus LX 1 only, alloy wheels, safety, econ omy New Ford Focus Zetec$20,990 driveaway * 1 only, leather trim, automatic Demo Ford Mondeo LX Versatile hatchback, automatic $26,990 driveaway *$26,990 driveaway* New Ford Territory Turbo Diesel All wheel drive, 7 seat optioned, new model, TX New Ford Fiesta LX$49,990 driveaway * Alloy wheels, electrics, safety pack $19,990 driveaway* Turbo diesel, air conditioned, wo rkhorse $56,990 driveaway * Rego 993890 * Promotional pricing ends 31/07/2011 NEWS Outstations keen to be on internet Mluleki Moyo THE Centre for Appropriate Technology will release its initial findings next week on home internet use in indigenous communities in Central Australia. The study began last year and focuses on three communities, including Kwale Kwale, 40km west of Alice Springs. CAT senior research and projects officer Andrew Crouch said the study was to gauge aspirations in terms of computers, especially where there has not been a lot of exposure. He said: The plan is to develop from this baseline towards providing facilities to those who have not been exposed to computers. What we discovered is that Aboriginal people in small communities are keen to have access to computers and the internet, and training on how to use them. C o m p u t e r a n d internet access is unusual for people living in outstations. Of the people interviewed, only six per cent had access to a computer at home. Mr Crouch said while literacy is a challenge in the interactive process, one-on-one mentoring was producing good results. He said: Computing experience ranges from young people who have had exposure at school, to older people who have never used a computer. While literacy and limited grasp of the English language is a challenge, environmental challenges like heat also come in, and facilities have to be quite robust. More than 45 people took part in the program. Most current internet access for residents in remote areas is through internet cafes, schools and occasionally in libraries most of which are outside their communities. Mr Couch said access to internet at home would mean a lot of opportunities for indigenous people. He said: The issues surrounding home use and access will be the focus of the later stages of the project. CAT teamed with Central Land Council and Swinburne University in undertaking the study. Other communities involved were Mungalawurru and Imangara in the Barkly. Mark Coffey, Lucy Stewart with the iPod, Tracey Brand and Lucys daughter Ellaby Kenneth. Clued-up Lucy wins iPod DETAILS of the $150 million Alice Springs Transformation Plan (ASTP) drew a constant stream of people to its display at the Alice Springs Show. While there, people had the chance to win an iPod by correctly answering questions about the plan. The winner was Lucy Stewart. ASTP executive director Mark Coffey, representing the Australian Government, and Tracey Brand, representing the NT Government, were on hand to answer questions. The plan, which kicked off in May 2009, has earmarked $100 million for improving housing and infrastructure in town camps, $25 million for social services and $25 million to relieve homelessness through additional managed support of short term accommodation fa cilities.