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The Centralian advocate Fri 2 Jun 2006



The Centralian advocate Fri 2 Jun 2006


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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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. 3

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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20 Centralian Advocate, Friday, June 2, 2006 PU B :C A D V D A TE:2-JU N -2006 PA G E:20 C O LO R : C M Y K 24 48 05 /0 6 Aurora Heavitree Gap *$99 per Night + 50c per litre off Fuel!!! Stay at our Lodge for 2 or 3 consecutive nights and you will receive a saving of 50c per litre off your fuel!!** Stay 2 consecutive nights in any of our Rooms for only $99 per night and receive 50c per litre off your fuel !!** (maximum of 50 litres) Or Stay 3 Consecutive nights for only $99 per night and receive 50c per litre off your fuel !!** (maximum of 100 litres) For Bookings or Enquiries please contact us on 1800 896 119 or email: htgol@auroraresorts.com.au ** This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. ** Bookings must be made direct or via email to be eligible for the offer. Accommodation & Fuel Offer Palm Circuit Alice Springs School wins land battle By AURORA DANIELS AFTER a five-year battle and four public surveys the Alice Springs Town Council has decided to give a 10m strip of land from McCoy Park to Teppa Hill Pre-school. The towncouncil whichhadbeen considering donating land to the school since 2001 finally agreed to the move at this weeks meeting. AldermanDavidKochwas in favour of helping the pre-school. He said: After public consultations the worst responsewegotwas 86 per cent in favour, thebest was one person against out of 24. Braitling MLA Loraine Braham said the town council needed to put the welfare of children above dollars. MrsBrahamsaid: Councilwanted theEducat ion Department to pay for the land. Why were they being so stingy? School principal SueCrowe said the landwould be used to extend the play area. The unique grass family has a cuppa ... off to Canberra to tell an important story. Grass family off to spread word By GAVIN KING A FAMILY of life-sized grass sculptures made in Central Australia will take pride of place in the National Museum of Australia. Four Alice Springs-based artists created the sculptures for an exhibition about the use of bush foods. The artists work with the NPY Womens Council to provide support to familymembers receiving treatment for kidney disease. Artist Jennifer Mitchell said: It took us a long time to make that tjanpi (nativegrass) family andwell reallymiss them. We took themout bush to share a last cup of tea and to say goodbye. They are going a long way from country now because they have very important work to do in Canberra help ing to tell a big story about collecting food out bush. Other artists involved in the project included Noeline Baker, Nyukana Baker, and Pantjiti McKenzie. The artists were commissioned to create the sculptures to highlight the growing demand for bush foods such as wattle seed and bush raisins. The display was developed in partnership with the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre. ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE Part Road Closure Commonage Road at Intersection with Stuart Highway on Friday 9th of June from 5:30pm to 10.00pm For purpose of Traffi c Control for Finke Desert Race Scrutineering. Access to Commonage Road and Blatherskite Park during this time will be via Ilparpa Road and Len Kittle Drive. Any inconvenience is regretted. 72 48 05 /0 6