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The Centralian advocate Fri 27 Oct 2006



The Centralian advocate Fri 27 Oct 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. 45

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~ri----------------~--------------~~~~~~~--~====~~~~~7=~======~ Your garden can become a home ByREBECCALOLLBACK HABITAT based gardens can help create important wildlife corridors, said Alice Springs Desert Park's botany curator Gary Dinham. And these gardens also used about 20 per cent less water than native gardens, and required less maintenance. He said: "I think it is great that people are taking the time and effort to do what they can to preserve water and look after the environment by using Australian flora. mixture of both habitat and native gardens. Habitat plants Include bull spinifex, mulla mulla, fan flowers and some grasses and daisies. Mr Dinham said the park's sand country habitat only had plants and animals that would normally be found on the sand dunes in southern parts .of the Territory. Pruning He said: "The park's habitats are still weeded after rains and very occasionally pruned, although by comparison, the park's native gardens usually require a bit more work. It's becoming more common to use local plants in the local environment." "Native gardens are certainly more water efficient than nonnative gardens, but having a garden similar to the surrounding habitat could be more water efficient and require less work, if that is what people are striving for." At the Desert Park, there is a People are welcome to call in to the Desert Park to talk with staff about the gardens. Curator of Botany Gary Din ham examines a Billy Button in the energy efficient garden at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH .ANZAC HILL HIGH SCHOOL Learning Together . Apurte Akalyte-irretyeke ,~ www.schools.nt.edu.au/anzac/ Providing a safe environment and /;J; challenging courses for our middle-~ , l:c& year students ''lli! '~~ National literacy Award winner '{S:4 National Professional Development '~fo ~ ' -:;.;~ Award winner )1' National History Prize Award winner ')f.~ "The Age" Reconciliation Photo : . .,:;'0; exhibitor <',:i. ;. ~/-'; Enrol now in our award-winning school!~) .,..:.:; Contact the school for further information ~/'; to make time to visit the school. Ph: 8951 3800 Email: an:z:achill@la~is.net .au $2.4m to stop sewage flows By REBECCA LOLLBACK A $2.4 million tender has been given to a Territory company to stop dry weather sewage overflows spilling into llparpa swamp, south of Alice Springs. Pro build Pty Ltd's bid won the tender for the final stage of the Water Reuse in the Alice Project, which provides for the construction of buildings and civil works. Power Water project manager Mark Skinner said the works would stop dry weather overflows from the wastewater treatment ponds into the Ilparpa swamp. He said: "The building will also be used to house the Air Flotation Plant, which is currently under construction. Underground "The Air Flotation Plant will treat around six megalitres a day of wastewater from the treatment ponds to a standard suitable for subsequent storage underground." Treated water would then be piped to the soil aquifer treatment basins, which are being constructed by Sitzler Brothers at the Arid Zone Research Institute site. Mr Skinner said treated water from the pipelines would be .spread over a small area to allow it to infiltrate into storage underground. He said: "The naturally filtered water will eventually be pumped from the underground storage and used for horticultural projects in the area." The Water Reuse Project in the Alice is being run by Power and Water in conjunction with the Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines. Pregnancy report shock Former poUie back on air Relationships .. --~esponsibility ABORIGINAL and Torres ~=================~ Strait Islander women are five Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released this month. DARYL Manzie and his 98.7 between 8:30am and radio program Territory Talk llam. ACAP COURSES The Institute for Aboriginal Development Aboriginal Culture Awareness Program Saturday 11th November 2006 Thursday 23rd November 2006 ACAP courses are delivered on the lAD campus and provide an inside into Aboriginal Culture. A Statement of Recognition will be provided to participants upon completion. For more information or to enrol, contact lAD Language and Culture Centre on 08 89511341 or em-ail terry@iad.edu.au "Education is the Way" Institute for Aboriginal Development, 3 South Terrace, Alice Springs, NT 0870 www .iad.edu.au times more likely to die due to pregnancy complications than non-indigenous women. That was the finding of an Between 2000 and 2002, there were 84 deaths related directly or indirectly to pregnancy or birth in Australia. will be back on the air this Manzie is a former Territmorning after a two-week ory politician turned radio break. announcer with a Territory Listeners can tune into to wide talk show. * 1 0 - Centralian Advocate, Friday, October 27, 2006 Part of the mess on thif Lillecrapp Road block. Neighbours spit chips over junk By REBECCA LOLLBACK RESIDENTS in Lillecrapp Road claim they have been living near a "junk yard" for the past eight months. They say shipping containers, caravans, building materials and more than 20 cars have been moved to Lot 7836, turning their once peaceful street into an industrial zone. But residents might have to get used to it after the Development Consent Authority this week approved an application lodged by landowner Darren Ashley. It will allow him to keep three demountabies (sea containers) and a freestanding toilet on site. However the approval was granted subject to some amendments and conditions, which have not yet been made public. Mr Ashley's neighbours had called on the DCA to refuse the application. One of the objectors, who did not want to be named, said the block was a disgrace. He said: "The visual The owner says he is cleaning it up. appearance of the block has deteriorated to the point that it now looks like a rubbish dump or a car wrecking yard. "We just have a real concern that it will deteriorate further. It's just not acceptable." In one of the submissions to the DCA, another objector wrote: "One cannot but be amazed that such a collective eyesore can be allowed to exist in a residential area." But Mr Ashley said the DCA's decision to approve the application was a step in the right direction. He said: "I've had nothing but trouble since I bought that land, and I've been copping a lot of flak from the residents in the area. "I do believe the site needs to be cleaned up. We've been working out there doing some cleaning already. "At the moment I'm not allowed to live there, I can't rent it out, I can't do anything. But I'm still paying the bills. "I just can't win, whatever I do." Mr Ashley said he hoped to move a demountable home to his Lillecrapp Road lot in the near future. THE Federal Government has honoured a senior Anangu woman by awarding her the Order of Australia. NT Administrator Ted Egan presented Barbara Tjikatu with the award, citing her sevice to the indigenous community as an Anangu elder and in the preservation and management of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Ms Tjikatu said: "I want to give a message to keep land rights strong." Ms Tjikatu has lived and worked around Uluru since the 1970s and was instrumental in gaining traditional ownership of the land in 1985. Over the years, Ms Tjikatu has volunteered at the National Park as a manual labourer and a tracker. She also helped establish the Cultural Centre and three park businesses. Barbara Tjikatu wants to keep land rights issue strong. She said: "I want to continue to support my children and my grandchildren to look after the land." - ' ' ' '. ' '' ~ '.'"'.""., _,.. __ ..;;c;,_ ..;;,_;;:;-:;.;:;..;:;=-;-;,..,.,..,.-c-r-........,...,-...."T'T',' ~ ... .,...,. ...... .,...,..,.,~r"T"T"r',.,..,..,....,...,.........,.,...,,.,..,,.,..,.,..,,..,..,.,..,.,.~,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..t + . . ~ coles .I fr8sh friday Pun net of Strawberries 375g Coles $mart Buy Budget Beef Whole Sliced Rump Fresh . Fresh Tasmanian Salmon Portions Skin Off From the Deli bring your ! . d i rece1ve .... ,you spend $30 I or more in one transaction at Coles, 81-LO or Liquorland + ~u 2 per litre insta A See below for details. Offer at "Terms and Conditions: Offer and fuel discount redemption available at participating Coles Express service stations until16 Janu01y 2007. Customers must spend $30 or more in one transaction at a participating Coles Myer store including Coles (excluding Coles Express), BILO and Uquarland to obtain a 4 cent per litre Fuel Discount Receipt ('Receipt') and spend $2 or more on in-store items at a participating Coles Express service station, in one transaction (Eligible Purchase). An Eligible Purchase entitles you to instantly receive an additional discount of 2 cents per litre off the pump price 0f all fuels at the participating Coles Express service station when you present a valid Receipt. Offer excludes gift cards, Bill Express, Kodak and Touch Kiosk machine payments and purchases of tobacco and related products in Queensland. Offer not to be used in conjunction with any other offer unless otherwise specified. Coles Express fuel discount terms and conditions and full terms and conditions also apply, see in-store for details. Hurry, on sale Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October only. Advertised prices apply until Saturday 28th October 2006 only. AdvertiseCl prices not available at 'coles Express. We reserve the right to limit sale quantities. Some products or varieties may not be available. FlyBuys terms and conditions apply-" see in-store for details. While stocks last. Savings shown are off Adelaide metropolitan regular selling prices. Advertised products may already be priced below the Adelaide metropolitan regular selling price. Savings may therefore vmy. Specials may extend beyond the advertised dote.. AucE.2310.,REsH.oRIG Centralian Advocate, Friday, October 27, 2006 - .11 -*

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