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The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, May 3, 2011. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:3-MGE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Saturday/Sunday: Horse Show THE Darwin Horse and Pony Club Annual Show 2011, this weekend starting 8am, DHPC grounds, Lagoon Rd, Knuckey Lagoon. For more info: dhpc.inc@gmail.com Problemswith pee I suggest they look tomake sure that the surrounding trees are not allergic to humanurine. LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR:P12 Convention Centres schedule THE Darwin Convention Centre has a busymonth, startingwith the Litchfield Land Auction today, returning seemingly forgotten land back to circulation. The Australian Institute of Office Professionals breakfast, with guest speaker Kerry Cue, is onMay 13, andMay 20 brings the Paspaley Darwin Star Ball. The Royal Australian College of Physicians Congress will be held fromMay 23-25 and the Dementia and Delirium Forum onMay 26-27. Pink bun charity Ms Henderson A TOP End bakery has starting baking pink buns all in the name of charity. Bakers Delight in Darwin City have teamed up with advocacy group Northern Territory Breast Cancer Voice, joining 613 bakeries across Australia in donating 100 per cent of the sales of pink finger buns to the Australian Breast Cancer Network, which aims to raise $1 million. NTBCV Vice President Gaelene Henderson said the Bakers Delight pink bun campaign was a way for the local community to support the cause. It is both moving and motivating to know that there are so many people in the community showing their support. . . for the pink bun campaign, she said. On behalf of all the women in this community living with breast cancer, thank you. Sue Price (right) with daughter Kirri, 8, who was recently diagnosed with Tourettes. Sue will travel to Melbourne for Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Living with tics or quirks By CONOR BYRNE THERE is only one psychiatrist in the NT capable of dealing with Tourette syndrome (TS), the Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia says. The association was compiling a list, but has so far hit a wall, president Robyn Latimer said. She said the groups members were trying to encourage doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists to get in touch and undergo a 10-week training course. Im sure there are others but dont realise they can deal with it, she said. Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week runs until Saturday. The syndrome is described as a neurological disorder with involuntary, irresistible body movements and speech. Eight-year-old Kirri Price, of Bakewell, has only just been diagnosed with it. Her tic begins when she feels stressed. She pushes out her top lip and blows on to it through her nose, or sometimes her voice gives a little squeak. If she sees a crack or a line in the cement, she has to stomp on it. Mother Sue said Kirris tics also came out in supermarkets or around people. We were aware she had some special behaviours from a young age, she said. As she got older her tics increased. We had to get a diagnosis. Ms Price is travelling to Melbourne this week for the conference. Just to connect to other families and to find out out latest research, she said. A University of NSW Mental Health Centre study says one in 100 children and one in 1000 adults has TS. Easter church blasts backflip DAMIEN McCARTNEY HE SAID IT PAUL Henderson Chief Minister Northern Territory Ive always encouraged people to celebrate safely and have a great time POLICE have backed away from a vow to crack down on the unacceptable use of explosives by the Greek Orthodox Church at Easter. In April last year, then duty Superintendent Mike Murphy told the NT News police would crack down on the unplanned and uncondoned pyrotechnics. The explosives appear to be unplanned, not condoned by the organising committee, appeared to create some fear within the immediate area and had the potential to injure bystanders and damage property, he said. Mr Murphy wanted the Greek community to apply for a permit and set up an exclusion zone this Easter. Lets plan it and lets hold it in a controlled environment, he said. But Northern Territory Police spokeswoman Sarah Trinne said the Easter explosions were not a police matter, referring the NT News to the Darwin City Council and NT WorkSafe. Ms Trinne said police were in the area of the church on Saturday night, forming roadblocks to make sure nobody got too close. But NT WorkSafe communications manager Peter Chan said they only issue permits for public firework displays not dynamite. We are advised this event did not involve fireworks and therefore is outside of the regulatory scope of NT WorkSafe, he said Darwin City Council could not confirm if the Greek church was granted permits to detonate explosives, and didnt know if they had an exclusion zone. But a video of the explosions posted on YouTube showed people within a small radius of the explosions, which are so loud the microphone on the camera can barely cope with the noise. The video has since been taken down. When asked if any permit had been obtained for the explosions, Chief Minister Paul Henderson said Easter marked a very significant time for Darwins Greek community. Ive always encouraged people to celebrate safely and have a great time, he said. Beating the blues Dion Crowe CHILDREN at Anula Primary School are being taught to beat the bully blues in a positive way. The Better Buddies Schools Community 2011 program has been launched by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, alongside NAB, to help create a caring school environment. Year 5 and 6 children buddy up with those in their first year of primary school. About half of parents are concerned their child is at risk of being bullied, according to Territory NAB general manager Dion Crowe. One in six children suffer weekly from the effects of bullying, which often occurs at school, he said. Each school has a set of purple Buddy Bears to launch the program. For more information visit www.betterbuddies.org.au Stingers warning Tony Snelling LIFESAVERS are continuing to urge Territorians to be vigilant when entering the water. Surf Life Saving NT chief executive Tony Snelling said Darwins beaches had always been popular in the dry season, but there were hazards that should be treated seriously particularly box jellyfish. If you are entering the sea for any reason it is essential to wear protective clothing, carry some vin egar and be prepared for CPR in the event of a major sting, he said. Lifesavers will inspect the beach at the start of patrol duty and maintain a watch over the water. These are dangerous animals and people should leave the water immediately if lifesavers are waving a red and white quartered-flag and blowing whistles or sirens, he said.