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The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Aug 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Aug 2008


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 62 no. 21

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 5 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 5A U G -2 00 8 PA G E : 5 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS Marys 45 great years of teaching Mary Blaiklock ONE of Alice Springs best-known and mostloved teachers, Mary Blaiklock, has received recognition for her teaching services. Mrs Blaiklock, who retired in January last year, hadbeen teaching for nearly 45 years. Mary was principal and taught at several schools around town. She said one of the biggest highlights of her career was putting a program in place to help children read within eight weeks. I remember having to come up with this system to help children read when I was teaching a combined class. In the end I got it downtoabout sixweeks it worked really well. Mrs Blaiklock re ceived recognition from the executive board of education at Braitling Primary School, where shewas once theprincipal. OK for 80 blocks . . . but no timeline Christopher OLeary IN-PRINCIPLE agreement has been reached for the development of 80 residental blocks at Mt John Valley in Alice Springs, Chief Minister Paul Henderson announced on Friday. Paul Henderson The agreement will see native title group Lhere Artepe purchase the governments share to develop the first 40 blocks. Speaking at Labors Central Australian launch in Al ice Springs, Mr Henderson could not say when the blocks would be put on the market. Nevertheless, he said the release was a big step. He said: Weve secured a land release at Larapinta and well see more land released as a result of the agreement that were going to reach onMt JohnValley. Lhere Arthepe chief executive Darryl Pearce expected the deal to be signed off within the next eight weeks. He said the land would be transferred into freehold blocks, which Lhere Arthepe would develop for private purchase with a junior stakeholder. It would then decide whether itwanted todevelop the second lot of residental blocks. Mr Pearce believed the agreement as it stood was pleasing because Lhere Artepes sole stake would benefit the local economy. He said: Its something the government ummed and ahhed about, but we argue its a good opportunity to keep resources in Alice Springs. Certainly our members will benefit, but the towns businesses will benefit as well. Mr Henderson also announceda $5million grant to Alice Springs Town Council to be invested in the CBD. The money would be used for family-friendly spaces, which would include a new multimedia area which would show visitors the history and culture of the region. Greens leader Bob Brown with candidate Jane Clark. Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY Alice U-mine senseless: Brown GREENS leader Senator Bob Brown dubbed the proposed Angela-Pamela uranium mine the worst new mining project he has heard of. Senator Brown visited Alice Springs on Friday night to support Green candidates for the Territory election. He said someone without common sense had developed an idea for amine 25km south of Alice Springs. Senator Brown said: Whether they are pro or antinuclear, to allow a proposal to get to exploration so close to Alice Springs shows the Chief Minister and the government is not thinking. He said the proposal could damage the towns iconic status. Yesterday Braitling candidate Jane Clark announced the Greens would not direct preferences to either Labor or the Country Liberals. Doctors call Tim FORMER deputy prime minister Tim Fischer will be in Alice Springs this week to celebrate 80 years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Mr Fischer, who is the national chairman of RFDS, will visit the Red Centre as part of the Flying into the Future tour. RFDS spokesman Charlie Paterson said Mr Fischer was keen to explore how the RFDS was developing its primary health care role. The Alice Springs RFDS is the services oldest surviving base in Australia. There are 21 operating bases across the country. Mr Fischer was last month named Australias first Vatican ambassador.