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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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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 25 -S E P -2 00 7 PA G E : 7 C O L O R : C M Y K 2 2 1 3 0 2 /0 8 1 6 3 2 0 2 /0 8 Neighbourhood Watch Community Meetings. September 25th West Includes Larapinta, Living Waters, Gillen, Bradshaw, Carmichael, Araluen and Rural areas. Venue: Living Waters School Hall Time: 7pm September 26th North Includes Braitling, Old Racecourse and Industrial areas. Venue: Braitling School Assembly Hall Time: 7pm The meetings are free and a light supper will be provided. A presentation on Community Patrols will be presented and you dont have to be a Neighbourhood Watch member to come along, everyone who would like to be involved in whats happening in our community are encouraged to attend. NEWS Sharing dreams Rebecca Lollback STUDENTS from the Batchelor Institute have helped an Aboriginal man tell his dreaming stories for a new book and CD. Anengkerr angkety Dreaming Stories contains seven stories about the land and culture of the Anmatyerr people, as told by Yuelamu elder Jack Cook. The book and CD were launched at Yuelamu, 290km north-west of Alice Springs, this week. Batchelor Press manager Maree Klesch said the stories were recorded as part of a Mt Allan School project. She said: Students from the Certificate courses in Own Language Work at Batchelor Institute created the artworks accompanying the stories. These students are residents of Mt Allan a n d L a r a m b a (Napperby) communities and many are close relatives of Jack and a l s o t e a c h i n Anmatyerr schools. Alice Springs-based linguist Jenny Green a l s o w o r k e d o n Anengkerr angkety Dreaming Stories. She said the book and CD would help keep the Anmatyerr culture strong. Six shine in tourisms new night of nights Daniel Burdon MORE than 300 business operators and tourism industry professionals turned out for the inaugural Central Australian Tourism Awards last Friday night. The efforts of tourism operators in the region were celebrated and recognised during the black-tie event. CATIA chairman Steve Rattray said: An enthusiastic response from the local community was evi dent during the nomination process, with more than 80 nominations being received for awards in six categories. The awards were designed to recognise and encourage excellence within our tourism industry, as well as to foster a high level of pride in what the industry has achieved in Central Australia. Mr Rattray also thanked all nominators, congratulated the winners and expressed plans to make the event an annual one. The award winners were: Young Achiever Award: Daniel Molloy, Aurora Alice Springs New Industry Innovation Award: APT Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge Primary Tourism Operator Award: Royal Flying Doctor Service Not-for-profit Community Award: Alice Desert Festival Industry Achiever Award: Rex Neindorf, Alice Springs Reptile Centre Barry Bucholtz Award of Excellence: Peter Severin, Curtin Springs Station. The event was dedicated to Barry Bucholtz, a tourism industry pioneer who was well-respected in the region for his dedicated work in tourism. Mr Bucholtz sadly passed away as a result of leukaemia last year, but will be remembered in the award of excellence named after him. The event also included an auction, which raised $10,000 for the Leukemia Foundation. Upgrade stalls Sebastian Lacey WORK on the Memorial Club renovations is not expected to start for at least another few months. Memo club Manager Dave Hunt said along with an engineers report, there was the difficult task of finding tradespeople for the job. He said: Finding workers is difficult in Alice Springs. But at least we can get the ball rolling now. The Memo Club received approval from the Development Consent Authority on Friday to start the redevelopment process. Mr Hunt said the club would have to calculate the cost of the redevelopment, which is expected to be more than $1 million. Plans include an outdoor cafe, a new kitchen, TAB and pool and darts room, as well as a designated open-air smoking area. The Memo club was built in 1947 at the foot of Anzac Hill. It was relocated to its present site on Todd Street in 1951. Mr Hunt said the club was renovated in 2001 to coincide with the 50th anniversary. He said the club had more than 3000 members in this past finanical year. Mary gets down to business Rebecca Lollback Will Tennant Creek Hospital general manager Mary Williams be the next NT Business Woman of the Year? MARY Williams has worked at Tennant Creek Hospital for 17 years, but said she is still on her L plates. But she must be doing something right she has made the finals of the NT Telstra Business Womens Awards in the Community and Government section. She said: I didnt expect this at all. I think Im still a beginner Im still on my L plates. Ive been the general manager for only a couple of years. It has been a steep learning curve. For your efforts to be recognised, meet other women and have that professional development, its just amazing. In the 17 years Ms Williams has worked at the hospital she has seen many changes. She said: I think weve become more involved in the community. There has also been more empowerment of the staff some people have really great ideas that should not be ignored. The NT Telstra Business Womens Awards finals will be held in Darwin on October 19. Ms Williams said: Im just amazed that Ive already come this far. It goes to show that it doesnt matter where you work you can still win something like this.

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