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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011


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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. 64 no. 16

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 17 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 7 C O L O R : C M Y K 5 0 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 Tania Friendly Service with a Smile Ben Great Deals Everyday New 2011 Hyundai getz REDUCED TO $14,990 driveaway* New Hyundai iLoad van New Hyundai i30 Trophy New Hyundai santa Fe R Elite turbo diesel New Hyundai i20 New Hyundai iX35 active automatic 6.9 Lts per 100 Klms combined cycle Burglar Alarm 6 speaker stereo Full electrics Height adjustable drivers seat 1 Only REDUCED TO $21,990 driveaway* Alloy wheels Fog lamps Cruise control 2.0Lt motor with 105kW 4 channel ABS REDUCED TO $28,990 driveaway* Burgular alarm ABS & EBD Rear wheel drive Twin sliding doors Strong 2.4Lt engine REDUCED TO $29,990 driveaway* Automatic transmission 1600Kg braked towing 8.5 Lts per 100 klms combined cycle Hill start assist 1 Only 2 Only REDUCED TO $46,990 driveaway* 6 speed automatic Powerful turbo diesel 17alloy wheels 7.5 Lts per 100 klms combined cycle Burgular alarm REDUCED TO $16,990 driveaway* Power steering Safety pack 5 door version Air conditioned Massive 5 year factory warranty 2 Only 2 Only 3 Only Automatic Only COME AND SEE ME Promot ional pr ic ing expires at 5:00pm 31/07/11 NEWS Flights ban fear for Alice Erin Jones Samah Habib-Bitar Jane Clark Rex Mooney THE Tiger Airways ban has sparked calls for an action plan to safeguard Alice Springs tourism. Aldermen at this weeks Town Council meeting voiced their concern about the hundreds of people stranded by the suspension of the budget airline flights. Alderman Samah Habib-Bitar said Alice Springs had been left paying the price for Tigers safety mistakes. He said: We are like sheep in the Qantas abattoir. Alderman Jane Clark highlighted the danger we face for our tourism market if there is only one airline serving Alice Springs. All aldermen agreed that CEO Rex Mooney should prepare a report on the aviation situation for the next council meeting on July 25. Virgin Australia has said it had no plans to fly to Alice Springs but said we will continually review our networks. Council works manager Scott Allen (left) with Employee of the Year Athol Mitchell 24 years of dedication CRICKET grounds curator Athol Mitchell has been recognised for his outstanding achievements with the Alice Springs Town Council and received the NAIDOC Employee of the Year Award. Mr Mitchell accepted the award at the NAIDOC closing ceremony on the weekend. He was nominated by council works manager Scott Allen for his consist ent high-quality work and enthusiasm in the role after 24 years of service. Mr Allen said: His ex pertise has gone into preparing Traeger Park for many events including the National Rugby League and Australian Football League matches, plus more than 50 Ford Ranger Cricket and Imparja Cup matches, with both players and officials commending Athols work. On accepting the award, Mr Mitchell said: My goal is to present the best playing surface for all local and major events that are brought to Alice Springs. Im honoured to accept this award for a role that I enjoy providing for our community. NT buyers urged: use homes schemes CENTRAL Australians have been urged to take advantage of the Northern Territory Governments BuildBonus scheme. Construction Minister Gerry McCarthy said: The scheme announced in May provides a one-off grant of $10,000 for homebuyers who build or buy a new home to the value of $530,000, including land value. Grants can be for a first home, or an investment property, but construction must have started from May 3 and contracts must be signed before December 31, 2011. Mr McCarthy said the NT Governments Homestart NT scheme is also proving successful. He said: Homestart NT helps low to middle income earners into home ownership by providing access to 40 per cent of the market with mortgage repayments of no more than 30 per cent of their income. It has helped more than 1400 Territory families into their own homes since 2004. M r M c C a r t h y s a i d BuildBonus and Homestart NT were in addition to stamp duty exemption on the first $540,000 of the value of a home for first home buyers a saving of up to $26,730.