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The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Nov 2006



The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Nov 2006


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Community newspapers; Northern Territory; Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.); Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.); Australia, Central

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 60 no. 54

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 28 -N O V -2 00 6 PA G E : 5 C O L O R : C M Y K Christmas Shopping in Darwin? SKYCITY and Casuarina Square, Shopping Centre are giving YOU the presents! For $135 you receive accommodation in a Deluxe Room, $20 gift card for Casuarina Square, 2 Complimentary drinks in K-Bar and 2 coffee vouchers for Aqua! Offer valid till 25 Dece mber 2006, Sundays to Thursdays only. Terms and Conditions apply . Reservations call 8943 8888 51 22 02 /0 7 Seven year old stabbed to death By AURORA DANIELS A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy has died after being stabbed in the chest at a remote community 600km west of Alice Springs. Mum stable in Alice hospital His mother, who was also stabbed, was in a stable condition at Alice Springs Hospital last night. Kintore Police were first on the scene at the Western Australian community of Kiwirrkurra on Saturday, where they found the woman, 43, lying on a blanket in one of the rooms of the boys home. Shehadbeen stabbed in the stomach. The boy had been stabbed in the chest. The boy was taken to the Kiwirrkurra clinic at 11:30am on Saturday with the deep wound. He died shortly after at the clinic. Western Australian Police media spokesman Sergeant Brian Cowie said: Both the deceased and his mother were transferred to the Alice Springs Hospital where the mother remains in a stable condition. Kalgoorlie detectives will fly to Alice Springs to continue enquiries and no further information will be available until the outcome of those enquiries. Kalgoorlie detectives were expected to arrive in Alice Springs to talk to the woman, possibly by Wednesday. Kintore police had been in the community on other business at the time, when they went to the boys home and discovered the double stabbing. Alice Springs Hospital spokeswoman Terry King confirmed the woman was now a patient at the hospital. She said: The 43-year-old woman is in a stable condition. NT Police declined to comment. A spokeswoman said this was because the investigation was to be made by Western Australian police. Jewel heist, teen arrest A teenager has been arrested after a snatch and grab at an Alice Springs jewellery store on Friday afternoon. Police received a report about 2.30pm that three juveniles had run into Centre Jewellers in the Yeperenye Shopping Centre and forced open a watch display case, stealing 16 Lorus watches. A boy, 15, was arrested later that day and has been charged with stealing. Bail He has been bailed to appear in Alice Springs Youth Justice Court today. Investigations are continuing and further arrests are expected. Meanwhile a man, 22, was arrested by thePropertyCrimeReductionUnit after a break-in at a residence inDalby Court. He will be summonsed over the incident as well as over stealing and trespass at residences in Saltbush and Weaving Courts and the Stuart Highway over the past month. Objections mount for dongas plan By REBECCA LOLLBACK THE Development Consent Authority has received more than 10 objections so far to the siting of dongas for temporary accommodation in Dalgety Road. A spokesman said it was expected that many more submissions would be received before the December 15 deadline. The short-term accommodation site was one of two locations supported by the Alice Springs Town Camps Implementation Steering Committee. But Alice Springs Town Council, Braitling MLA Loraine Braham, Opposition Leader Jodeen Carney, businesses and residents all expressed concerns about the Dalgety Road site. The facility would accommodate up to 150 short-term visitors in refurbished dongas, which will be transported from Woomera. Plans for the Dalgety Road and TyeweretyeClub sites, which are currently on display at the DCA office, indicate the facilities would be strictly managed and that alcohol and drugs would be banned. Security officers would also be employed to control any anti-social behaviour. Once the plans have been exhibited for 28 days, submissions will be reviewed and a public hearing will be held. Cooking up a storm for the needy By AURORA DANIELS HEALTH workers, students and other volunteers are giving up their Friday nights to serve a healthy meal to those who need it. Lucy Sneddon and Anissa Thompson test the soup of the day for The Alice Community Kitchen. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH Each Friday, about five people spend the afternoon cooking for a food stall to be held on the Alice Springs Town Council lawns that same night. Then roughly 10 people help out at the stall, called the Alice Community Kitchen. When it started, about 30 people came to have their fill. Amonth later, there aremore than100 people turning up at the council lawns each Friday night. Dietitian and volunteer Sarah Connally said: For each meal we serve, we have low fat healthy options and all the meals include the core food groups. We have a meat and a vegetarian option as well as a salad. Tonight we have a spinach potato and lentil curry, kangaroo stew and brown rice salad. TACK steering committee member Anissa Thompson said: There are a lot of people within the Alice community who dont have access to good food and a safe environment. They can get a good feed in a friendly place for free or by donation and we havea lot of families, kidsaswell as older people. It is a real cross-section. The trailer has been decorated by children from Larapinta Valley Learning Centre and Yipirinya School. All the produce is donated by local shops or grown in theTruckingYards towncamp vegetable garden. Thegroup ishoping tohave entertainment soon and is always looking for donations and volunteers. To help out phone 0423766785.