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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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Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 21 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 1 C O L O R : C M Y K Shop 2C Alice Plaza Ph: (08) 8953 0089 Ext.: 216 5 2 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 a s The Este Lauder gift is available from Wednesday 6 July until Sunday 24 July 2011 or while stock lasts. *One gift per customer. Minimum $70 spend must be in one transaction. Not available with any other offer. ^Gift valued by Este Lauder. FREE LIFESKILLS & EMPLOYMENT COURSE Dont miss the opportunity to join the course that everyone is talking about! Are you Indigenous? Have fun and meet new friends while you develop new skills! Choose from a variety of great jobs. Benefi t from our on the job support and mentoring. Free daily transport to and from home. Prepare your own lunch with the help of qualified chefs. We will help you get the job you want and assist you with your career and life plans Call or text Chris on 0448 053 316 now to join, or email chris@karensheldontraining.com N EXT CO URSE: M onday, 25th July 6 1 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 a s NEWS River campers fined $266 each FIFTEEN people were fined $266 each after the Alice Springs Town Council rangers caught them camping without a permit. The rangers June report showed they handed out 361 parking infringement notices, totalling $15,605. They also impounded 29 dogs. River run statistics were considerably down this month compared to the same time last year. Rangers spoke to 92 males and 94 females in the river. Telstra tower goes ahead Erin Jones IT has taken Telstra seven years to get approval to build a 24-metre high phone tower to service the Larapinta area. Telstra was given the goahead, after the Alice Springs Town Council lost an appeal in the Lands and Planning Appeals Tribunal last week. Some residents had been opposed to the tower. Council CEO Rex Mooney said: The council is very disappointed with the decision. H o w e v e r , c o u n c i l exhausted all possible legal avenues to have the decision reversed by the Development Consent Authority. Telstra media spokeswoman Jane DeGault said planning for the tower, on Crown Land at the end of Grant Road, has begun but there is no time line for when construction will start. She said: We are hoping it will be before the end of the year. We do need to improve coverage in Alice Springs as quickly as possible. Telstra has been working to provide coverage to residents of the Larapinta area for approximately seven years. What people could potentially start to see without the tower being built is line drop-outs and slow data coming through. By putting this tower in, the customer experience is maximised. Ms DeGault said the tower is necessary as more and more people are using smart phones. She said: The uptake of people buying those and using them is growing at 100 per cent every 10 months. They must have connection and the speed at which they receive and transmit data must be at a maximum. Time to get the blood pumping Steve Menzies Brooke Schembri, Dana Schembri, Neil Bowey, Joel Goldring, Meg McAllister, Jessie Moyses, Charmaine Hodgson and Kim Galvin being active at Get Physical leading up to Activate NT beginning in Alice Springs. Charmaine, an instructor at Get Physical, said: I still love exercising at six months pregnant. Kim said: I love getting physical at Get Physical. Its good while youre doing it and you feel good when it is done. EVERYONE can get off the couch and be more active during a month of activities being organised by Activate NT. Take on the healthy lifestyle challenge which will run for four weeks in October. The program is looking to have more than 70 activities for people aged 16 and over for about one dollar a day. A number of sports have already signed on including the Running and Walking Club, Alice Aussi (swimming), table tennis and canoe polo. Get Physical and YMCA will open their gyms to people who register. Co-ordinator Lynn Lee said Activate NT began in Palmerston in 2006, spread to Darwin and is now including Alice Springs for the first time. She said: We had 781 people doing 5234 activities in Palmerston and Darwin this year. Our goal is to have 300 people register in Alice Springs. They will be able to do as many or as few of the activities as they want to. It is ideal for people who are at risk of chronic disease, are a little overweight or just do not know many people and would like to meet more by doing a common activity. They will be able to have fun, fitness and excitement. Activate NT already has about 60 activities signed up but would like more choices for people to try. Any other organisation that would like to be involved can contact Benita Bittner on 8951 6432 before Wednesday. A calendar will be produced to give to everyone who registers. The cost is $30 per adult, $50 if you join with a friend and $25 concession. There are also discounts available for workplaces where six or more people register together. There will be sign-on sessions on Thursday, September 29 and 30 and Saturday, October 1 at Yeperenye Shopping Centre. Activate NT is run by General Practice Network NT and supported by the NT Government.