The Centralian advocate Fri 3 Mar 2006
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v. 59 no. 82
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Remote Journey . warning POLICE at a remote community fear somebody will die if motorists do not start carrying spare tyres and fuel on remote trips. Police at Kintore, about 500km west of Alice Springs, have called on residents to change their attitudes to road safety. Kintore police officerin-charge Anthony Williams said people regularly travel on rough roads in unroadworthy, unregistered and unsuitable vehicles. Senior Constable Williams has been stationed at Kintore for the past two months and said there had been at least one or two rescues on average each week. In the past two weeks there have been four rescues. Sen-Constable Williams said: "It's a real issue. "People don't seem to understand the consequences of their actions and it occupies a lot of our time." Sen-Constable Williams said one of the carloads of people rescued recently had an infant on board and had broken down on the way to Nirrippi, northeast of Kintore. He said when vehicles broke down, people . started a fire to alert others they were stranded. Sen-Constable Williams called on motorists to to make sure they have spare tyres, enough fuel and water when travelling to remote -areas .. _., . He- said in a~other case earlier this week a car had a flat tyre 20km out of Kintore. The driver intended driving. the rest of the 250km trip without a spare. Thug with iron bar left victim for dead Firemen and paramedics work to free the woman after the crash at the Bath Street-Stott Terrace intersection yesterday. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH Rescue workers cut woman free of wreck By LEE STEHBENS A WOMAN with head injuries lay trapped in a car for about 20 minutes yesterday after a crash at an Alice Springs intersec . ..lton. Paramedics worked to cut passenger hit a bus at the corner of Bath Street and stott Terrace about lOam. The car kept rolling until it hit a pole outside the Elkira Cour.t Motel opposite K mart. fore firefighters set to work cutting her free. Nobody else involved in the crash required treatment, a st John ambulance spokesman said. Fire Service station officer Rescue workers bandaged Gerry Lavert~; said firefight. free the woman after the car the woman's head to stop it ers had used spreaders to get in which she was a front seat bleeding, stabilising her be- the woman out of the car. By LEE STEHBENS A MAN is lucky to be alive after he was bashed and left for dead with severe head injuries outside his home. The 41-year-old man - who asked not to be named - was last night recovering from surgery in Alice Springs Hospital. He was attacked just before midnight on Monday outside his mobile home behind the Gapview Hotel. The man said he had been hit once in the head with an iron bar. He told the Centralian Advocate: "I went to get a beer out of the fridge and there was a man and a woman arguing. "I went out to ask them to be quiet and they started throwing rocks at me. "I threatened to ring the police. Asked for a smoke "The guy asked me for a smoke and I told him no. Then he hit me." The man, who had been standing behind a fence when he was struck, fell to the ground. But his attacker and the woman fled, leaving the man to fend for himself. . He managed to stay conscious and made it to the nearby bottleshop where the alarm was raised. The man was taken to Alice Springs Hospital where he had surgery to repair bleeding on his brain. He said: "I know who did it and I've given police a second statement." The man said he was waiting on the results of a CA T scan to see if surgeons needed to operate again. Doctors said he was in a stable condition. Police were still investigating the attack and had not made an arrest by last night. The man said he had wanted Alice Springs residents to know what went on in their town. Two men stabbed HERMANNSBURG police are investigating the stabbing of WIO men at the community on Saturday. Officer in charge sergeant Gert .Johnsson said the attack had been related.to. an ongoing family feud. .-' . -.. $625K repair for power station DEPARTMENT OF . '. " . " . BUSINESS, ECONOMIC A~D REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT,' A GAS turbine at the Ron a 20,OOO-hour service on the tur Goodin power station will get bine. . more than $625,000 worth of Power and Water manager repairs in May. generation south Jean-Luc International company Revel said: "Siemens represents the original equipment manu Siemens LTD will send two en- facturer and has the appropriate gineers from Sweden to perform resources, technical and man SWJona agement skills to satisfactorily carry out the required works in accordance with the technical and design specifications for the equipment. The service, which will not disrupt power supplies, could take up to three weeks and is scheduled to start in May. ReSORT RepORT GeORge BLack AppLe MR.K Q HOT! \!f:!jJ YaRRa TRaIL BaSIC STUOItlakeR SonTb MILes Driving Regional Economic Growth The Minister for Regional Development, Paul Henderson, invites ns to participate in Regional Economic Committees estattlished across the Northern Territory. COliijlJ.litteels will bring together community, business and 'rriPri~Fr"'!nresentatives to identify and drive initiatives for job and gf~y.rth in the regions. are an ideal way to play your part in the economic COlllrtiJ~Eles may be established in the following com'Tlunities ?f interest: . Anmatjere/Alyawarr Daly River Groote Eylandt Gulf Nitmuluk Tanami Tiwi Islands Victoria River West MacDonnell \" \:II~;~ore Information and to lodge a verbal application, freecall 1800 256 923. Nominations close 24 March 2006 To express your interest in becoming a member of the Regional Economic Committee In your region, please send your nomination, including a brief description of relevant background to: Linda Fazldeen Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development (DBERD) GPO Box 3200, Darwin NT 0801 email to:lindaJazldeen@nt.gov.au fax to: 8999 5601 , '.,' . . '. . ,,:" 1.1 Northern Territory Governm'ent . " ',~' .. ~ .' "--. . Centralian Advocate, Friday, March 3, 2006 - 5
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