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The Centralian advocate Tue 23 May 2006



The Centralian advocate Tue 23 May 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. 59 no. 105

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 23-M A Y -2006 PA G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K ! ! ! ! NXT0154/A VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL R0513 Nissan Motor Company (Australia) Pty Ltd is recalling the Nissan X-TRAIL vehicles listed below for rectification of the following condition: Description of Problem The fuel filler tube may rust at the tube mounting bracket. If a pinhole is formed due to the progression of the rust, fuel may leak when fully refueling the fuel tank. Affected Vehicles The VINs of the Affected Vehicles lie within the following range: JN1TBNT30A0 000006 to JN1TBNT30A0 045893 Recommended Action Owners of affected vehicles have been notified by mail at their last known address. Owners should contact any Nissan Dealer, to arrange for inspection and rectification of their vehicle. To facilitate the rectification, vehicles should be presented to the dealer with the fuel tank at less than half full level. This will be carried out at no charge to the owner of the vehicle. Nissan regrets the need to conduct this recall, which has been initiated in the interests of ongoing customer satisfaction and continued product reliability. Call to send in the troops From Page 1 Spokesman Kevin Austin said: TheAustralian Government must now look beyond existing developed country development policies for indigenous communities. It must incorporate international development frameworks and practices such as those found within AusAID and also the international development community. W o r l d V i s i o n scrapped its programs in Papunya, 260km northwest of Alice Springs, last year over concerns with governance practices at the community. AMANT branch pre sident Paul Bauert said the armywas anurgent way to restore law and order in some Aboriginal communities. Violence He said limited police numbers in a remote c ommun i t y l i k e Wadeye in theTopEnd were unable to curb the spiralling violence. Dr Bauert said Nor force volunteers which included Aboriginal reserve soldiers could be used for the peacekeeping task. But the NT Police Association has dismissed Dr Bauerts idea. NTPA president Vince Kelly said: While there are clearly serious law and order problems in a number of communities, there is an established system of governance and justice. There is no role for the ADF or the Australian Federal Police in law enforcement in any community in the Northern Territory. Robbery: Court told of metal bar threat By LEE STEHBENS A MAN held a metal bar to a womans head and told her he would attack her if she did not open a cash register, a court heard yesterday. DamienNamatjira, 22, appeared in Alice Springs Magistrates Court charged with armed robbery. Hewas not required to plea but the court heard Namatjira had told police during an interview that he had committed the crime. Namatjiras lawyer Trudi Aickin said her client, if granted bail, would live with his father Kevin Namatjira at Namatjira Camp. She asked magistrate Michael Carey to grant Namatjira bail to prepare for the committal and for health reasons. But police prosecutor Kevin Winzar said Namatjira had seven warrants for failing to appear in court and an extensive history of violent crimes, including one in April for which he was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail for assault causing bodily harm. Sergeant Winzar said at 7.50pm last Tuesday Namatjira approached theShell ColesExpress servo onGap Road with a 60cm metal bar hidden in his shirt. He said Namatjira waited for the 50-year-old console operator to go outside the shop to bring property inside to close for the night. Shop The court heard Namatjira en tered the shop and went to the cash register, but failed to open it. Sgt Winzar said Namatjira waited for the woman to come back inside and then took the bar out of his shirt when she approached him. He said Namatjira then grabbed her by the armandpushedher to the cash register. Sgt Winzar said: The defendant displayed the metal bar to the victim and said: Open this. He noticed a car outside, put the metal bar to the victims head and stated: I attack you if you dont open it. He said Namatjira took about $445 from the servo before he fled. Sgt Winzar said Namatjira told police during the interview he used the money to buy four cartons of alcohol and marijuana. He said an off-duty police officer recognised Namatjira at Diarama Village last Thursday night. The case was adjourned until June 5 to fix a committal date and Namatjira was refused bail. Mums desert trek ends FOUR mums yesterday fin ished a gruelling trek across the Simpson Desert to raise awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer. Susan Bartell, 42, Margot Burns, 43, Debbie Shiell, 36, and Carolyn McLean, 42, who started their journey on May 5, have raised $100,000 so far. The four women from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Canada walked about 385km and trekked up and down about 1100 sand dunes. Arson charges TWO men have been charged with setting fire to houses at two remote Central Australian communities. A 41-year-old man was arrested for setting fire to a house at Yuendumu, northwest of Alice Springs, on May 18. The house was destroyed. A 27-year-old man is alleged to have set fire to a house at Titjikala, 90km south of Alice Springs, after an argument with family members over his use of a vehicle. Pool store owner David Marriott says he gets value from the Alice Springs Show. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Show boss rallies locals By CHELSEA ROGERS HOBBY and home-based businesses are encouraged to exhibit at the 2006 Alice Springs Show. Alice Springs Show president Brad Bellette said while the national exhibitors were thriving, he would like to see some more local content at the show. He said: Local content at the Alice Springs Show is lacking. People forget that up to 16,000 people walk through those gates. Alice Springs business owner David Marriott said his business received better exposure at the show than with other forms of advertising. Mr Marriott said: Its a reasonably cheap form of advertising, $180 for two days and all those people that walk by. The first time we exhibited we went to sell our product, but it became a waste of time. Now I find we just go there to fly the flag and our trade increases in the following months after the show. Rather than just having a whole lot of government departments it would be great to get some homespun exhibitors. It depends onwhat you are after, but I agree the show is lacking local content. But well be there again.