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Community newspspers; Australia, Central; Alice Springs (N.T.); Newspapers

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Erwin Chlanda

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Alice Springs


v. 17 issue 34

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Erwin Chlanda



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Affordable housing is housing that is specifically targeted for low to moderate income households such as people in lower paid or part time jobs, young people and key workers in the community such as in health and community services. The NT Government is establishing an Affordable housing Rental Company but even this home grown initiative is targeted at the Top End rather than Alice. For more information please contact Toni Vine Bromley on 0428 802 240. Ashley Fenn NT Shelter Safety first on park walking trails Sir Visitors heading out on the longer hiking or bushwalking trails in Territory parks and reserves are urged to use satellite phones, Personal Locater Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) or a Spot Messenger to help ensure both personal safety and a speedy and efficient rescue if needed. The Overnight Walker Registration Scheme will no longer be used by Parks and Wildlife as it is no longer the best system to ensure visitor safety. The scheme was not compulsory and many searches arose due to people failing to de-register when they completed the trail. The Overnight Walker Registration Scheme also wasnt suitable for multi-day walks or 4WD drives as something could go wrong on the first day but the alarm isnt raised until the party are due to complete their activity, which in the case of the Larapinta Trail could be another 19 days. Today there are a number of better options available to provide real safety benefits to the user at a reasonable cost and will help ensure rangers are able to respond to emergency situations promptly and more adequately. Chris Day Chief District Ranger West MacDonnells Good times Hello Folks Even though I havent been back to Alice Springs since 2001 I still read and enjoy your newspaper every week. Our visit to your city, and the train ride to get there, was the high point of Australia visit. In your September 9 issue you had a story about Bek and Chris Axe and the problems they were having getting into their new home. Sounds a lot like the same situations we face here in the USA. My best to them and hope everything works out. He was wearing a purple and gold University of Washington Husky shirt. The school is located right here in Seattle. I have a shirt just like it. I was wondering if there was any way to find out where he got the shirt? I didnt expect to see it half way around the world. Thanks so much for your assistance. And again, I truly enjoy your paper. I dont always understand the root of your many problems but I sure enjoy the good times you write about. Dar Clark Seattle, Washington USA Looking for Uptons Sir Im hoping to find the wife and children of Jonathan Upton. Mr Upton is believed to have lived in or near Alice Springs. He emigrated from either Bristol or Bournemouth, England, year unknown and died about 15 years ago in Alice Springs. Any information about the whereabouts of his descendants would be appreciated. Hugh Upton hugh.upton.6@asii.ca Montreal, Canada