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The Centralian advocate Tue 25 Sep 2007



The Centralian advocate Tue 25 Sep 2007


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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. 61 no. 38

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6 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, September 25, 2007 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 25-SE P -2007 PA G E : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Advertisement Climate change affects us all. Thats why industry, households and the Australian Government are working together to tackle the problem. And thats why weve produced a free Climate Clever booklet. Its full of ideas and tips to help reduce the energy we use around the house, and shows how being Climate Clever can also save money. Call 1800 808 571 for your free copy or go to www.australia.gov.au/climateclever HOW TO BE CLIMATE CLEVER ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT. Adjusting your thermostat by just 1 can cut greenhouse gas emissions from heating/cooling by up to 10% and will save on your energy bill. BUY ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES. The most energy effi cient fridge will save over 2 tonnes of greenhouse gases in its lifetime and reduce running costs at the same time. TURN OFF APPLIANCES AT THE WALL. We would save 2.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year if every Australian household did this and wed all save money too. Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra. GOV 0028M-7 NEWS Call for doco writers Caitlin Mawby THE NT Film Office is giving Territorians the opportunity to create a one-hour documentary to be screened nationally. NTFO director Penelope McDonald said the series would describe what it was like for refugees who have come to Australia. She said: NTFO, the SA Film Corporation and Screenwest have joined SBS Independent to produce the three-part documentary series called Destination Australia. The documentaries will be based in the Territory, SA and WA. Ms McDonald said: SBSi and NTFO are seeking appealing stories that creatively reflect the refugee experience. An information workshop with Trevor Graham from SBSi will be held in Alice Springs (with a Darwin video link) at 10am on October 22 to promote the call for applications and to explain the series concept. Interested teams should submit a story synopsis, a two-page concept outline, CVs of the creative team and a budget summary page. The deadline for applications is January 18, 2008. Successful applicants will be announced in February 2008 at the Australian International Documentary Conference in Perth. Leave car at home and walk to work Caitlin Mawby PEOPLE will be leaving their keys on the table and putting on their walking shoes for National Walk to Work Day next week. The annual Walk to Work Day is held around Australia and this year it is on Friday, October 5. It promotes better health and a cleaner environment. Individuals, businesses and organisations can help improve their health and environment, while supporting four major charities: The Heart Foundation; Cancer Council; Diabetes Australia; and The Australian Conservation Foundation. Registered walkers will receive a WTWD cap, poster and flyer. Heart Foundation national physical activity manager Trevor Shilton said regular exercise such as walking can halve the risk of heart disease. Walk to Work Day also aims to reduce greenhouse pollution. ACF Greenhome research coordinator Elle Morell said: Leaving the car at home and walking just one kilometre to and from work each day saves up to $900 in travel costs and up to 300 kilograms of greenhouse pollution a year. Register to be part of National W a l k t o W o r k D a y a t www.walk.com.au Terres calm in a crisis Carenda Jenkin St John Ambulance dispatcher Terre Renzi with her two children Harley, 7, and Jackson, 8. Picture: ANGIE BASDEKIS TERRE Renzi usually meets people when they are at their worst. The St John Ambulance emergency medical dispatcher has been through it all including helping a father deliver his baby. And thats a phone call that plays back good memories for Mrs Renzi. The woman had started to give birth at home and Mrs Renzi had to give her partner instructions unti l the paramedics arrived. Mrs Renzi said: I kept him on the line and told him to get her in a comfortable position and raise her head and most importantly make sure she did not go to the toilet! The last thing you want is the baby to fall into the toilet. The father was good. He already had two kids and the baby arrived just before paramedics came so he got to cut the cord and everything. Its really rewarding when something good like this happens. I can come home from a shift knowing that I helped someone today. Mrs Renzi has also given CPR advice to frantic mothers dealing with children who had near drownings. Mrs Renzi said: You have to be calm when doing this job because people at the end of the line are frantic and you need to calm them until paramedics arrive. Mrs Renzi has been in the position for five years. Originally from South Australia, she met her hus band on a blind date at the Memorial Club in Alice Springs during a Roy Orbinson tribute concert in the 1990s. Mrs Renzi said: Weve been married for 10 years and had two children together and its been good. (My children) Harley and Jackson always like to hear how my day goes and its a very satisfactory one at that.

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