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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011


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. 64 no. 16

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 23 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 3 C O L O R : C M Y K LP110712S5C On sale from Friday 15th July, 2011 until Tuesday 19th July, 2011 unless sold out earlier at Woolworths Liquor Alice Springs. Savings based on our Darwin metropolitan sell price. Advertised savings may vary in some stores, as some products may already be priced below the metropolitan sell price. Limits per customer may apply, trade not supplied. Woolworths Liquor Alice Springs is closed on Sundays. To locate your nearest Woolworths Liquor store call 1300 767 969 or SMS the suburb/postcode or state on 0427 078 949. You may also visit www.woolworths.com.au. Specials may not be available through Woolworths online. *SAVE 20% OFF THE SHELF PRICE, CALCULATED AT THE REGISTER, WHEN 6 OF MORE BOTTLES OF WINE ARE PURCHASED IN ONE TRANSACTION AT WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR. EXCLUDES FORTIFIED WINES, WINES OVER 1.5 LITRE, CASKS, STANDARD CLEANSKINS, COOLERS AND WINE BASED SPIRITS. ^Any 6 bottles price listed already includes 20% off discount. If you have any questions about your Everyday Rewards card please call 1300 10 1234 or visit everydayrewards.com.au Woolworths Liquor supports the responsible service of alcohol Stella Artois or Becks Beer 24 x 330ml When you buy 6 or more bottles of ANY wine* Excludes fortified wine, wine over 1.5 Litre, casks, standard cleanskins, coolers and wine based spirits Plus extra 5% OFF for registered Everyday Rewards cardholders 900 1900 Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky or Makers Mark Bourbon 700ml3199ea 3999ea 3899ea Jacobs Creek St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon or Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz 750ml ANY 6 BOTTLES^ 27 98 ea 34 98 ea SINGLE Tooheys Extra Dry 24 x 345ml, XXXX Gold Cans 30 x 375ml, Sail & Anchor Castaway Cider 24 x 330ml or Victoria Bitter Stubbies or Cans 24 x 375ml 4299ea 899 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc or Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml ANY 6 BOTTLES^ 12 7 8 ea 15 98 ea SINGLE Pepperjack Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml ANY 6 BOTTLES^ 16 7 8 ea 20 98 ea SINGLE Chandon Non Vintage 750ml ANY 6 BOTTLES^ 18 9 7 ea 23 71 ea SINGLE Johnnie Walker Red or Bundaberg UP Rum Cans 10 x 375ml NEWS Grey-headed honeyeater, lichenostomus keartlandi Picture: CHRIS WATSON Ghosts, albinos and rogues RED CENTRE BIRDO's BULLETIN with Chris Watson Keep yourcamera handy if youre birding out that way ITS been another big week for birding in the Centre. The Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club conducted their quarterly wader count at the poo ponds on Sunday. Thanks to all who turned out to help. That data will be forwarded on to the Shorebirds 2020 project by the tireless Barb Gilfedder, who also organised the whole shebang. On the weekend I caught up with some sizeable flocks of greyheaded honeyeaters feasting on blooming hakeas atop Mt Gillen. If you ever wondered w h y w e dont have hummingbirds here in Australia, then the answer is in the photo this week. Honeyeaters have evolved to fill a similar niche in our ecosystem as hummingbirds have in other parts of the world by pollinating plants. These blokes are high-octane nectar feeders, but arent averse to taking the occasional insect or two. The slightly powdery effect on the forehead of this bird is the pollen from the hakea that it has picked up in its travels and will trans port all around the neighbourhood. Honeyeaters are the largest group of Australian birds by a fair margin and many of them can be found here in the Centre. Just recently, there has been a report of a y e l l o w - t i n t e d honeyeater in the area around Tnorala. This northerly species would be an interesting addition to the list of Centralian vagrants in this season of plenty. Another interesting report of an albino brown falcon came from Mark Carter while birding out on Deep Well Road earlier in the week. Thats one bird that should certainly stand out so keep your camera handy if y o u r e b i r d i n g out that way. O t h e r sightings of note; a m u c h beleaguered barn owl has been roosting in the ghost gum behind Office National despite the best efforts of local butcherbirds and some huge flocks of spinifex pigeons frolicking in the thick spinifex atop the Heavitree Range. The peregrine falcons continue to entertain early commuters passing through Heavitree Gap. Send your sightings t o comebirdwatching@gmail.com Happy Birding! CCTV helps nab tourist mugger Supt Murphy SECURITY cameras in the CBD were instrumental in helping police catch one of the boys who allegedly mugged an Italian man last week. The man was attacked by a pair of boys on Thursday at the Leichhardt Terrace/ Scott Terrace roundabout. Both his wallet and pizza were stolen during the attack. S u p e r i n t e n d e n t Michael Murphy said one of the attackers was identified on the weekend. He said: CCTV operators sighted the same person walking around the CBD and alerted the patrols down here and weve arrested one person whos in custody assisting with our inquiries.