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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, April 21, 2011. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 1 -A P R -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 1 C O L O R : C M Y K GO WILD... TERRITORY WILD! The freshest and widest range of local seafood HOW FRESH IS THAT GO WILD......with LIVE Australian Seafood and Fresh NT Fish TRADING EVERY DAY OVER EASTER Including Good Friday: 10am 2pm Francis Bay Drive, Fishermans Wharf (P) 8941 2522 e r4 3 0 4 1 1 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: Railway Club gig ONE of Darwins favourite live bands are back in town after spending time away recordingmaterial for a CD release later in the year. Gypsy/funk outfit The Neo are set to explode back onto the scenewhen theymake their return to the Railway Club on Saturday night. Tickets are $10, available now until show time except tomorrow when the club is closed. FULL STORY IN FRIDAY FIX: P33 Humphrey flicked Whilewewishhim well in his pursuit it will not bewith Nightcliff TIGERSCOACHSACKED:SPORT Easter:Wildlife fun MANY places shut down over Easter, but the TerritoryWildlife Park in Darwins rural area is throwing its doors wide open. A special Easter feature is the night shows at the Flight deck, night feeding at the Billabong, and a spotlight tour in the Nocturnal House. During the day there is the Oolloo Sandbar Experience, theWild Discovery Talk, birds of prey, and tucker time at the Billabong. See territorywildlifepark.com.au or call 8980 7200. Call for flatter airport costs By DAVID WOOD SECURITY COSTS INTERNATIONAL n Darwin $13.24 per passenger n Melbourne $4.37 n Sydney $8.40 DOMESTIC n Darwin $9.87 n Melbourne $3.01 n Sydney $3.30 THE operators of Darwin and Alice Springs airports have backed calls for the Federal Government to share the costs of providing security more evenly across all major airports. Darwin and Alice Springs airports, run by Northern Territory Airports, are among the Office of Transports 11 security designated airports. Company figures in a submission to the Productivity Commissions Economic Regulation of Airport Services inquiry show they charge $13.24 a person a return trip to provide security for international passengers at Darwin airport and $9.87 for domestic flyers, and $13 a head for domestic passengers in Alice Springs. The compares with $4.37 in Melbourne for international passengers and $3.01 for domestic flyers. Although Sydneys international charge at $8.40 is well above the other large airports and above the $3.30 it charges domestic flyers. NT Airports Chief Executive Ian Kew said these security charges made the terminals more expensive. He said all costs associ ated with the security measures must be recovered at that airport. Ultimately it adds cost to ticket prices, he said. He said the company wanted a network security pricing model to be introduced for all airports in Australia where all airports charge the same security costs, regardless of size and volume of passengers. Our airports are disadvantaged because we have less passenger volume, but we have to provide the same security infrastructure as major capital city airports. The Territory Governments submission to the inquiry asked for either federal funding for security, a partial subsidy or a capital expenditure to cut costs. Mr Kew said he hoped the Alice airport would get a lower security designation. Jean Baptiste Apuatimis work is on display at Nomad Art in Parap Darwin treated to legends exhibition By CAINE EDWARDS NATIONALLY acclaimed Tiwi artist Jean Baptiste Apuatimi is exhibiting her work in Darwin. Nomad Art in Parap will exhibit 10 limited-edition prints by the Bathurst Island artist until April 30. I Am Tiwi was created over three stages at Tiwi Design at Bathurst Island and Australian Print Workshop in Melbourne from 2007-2009. Apuatimi said her late husband Declan Apuatimi taught her to paint and she loved it. The designs are the ones he taught me, she said. He said: One day you will be an artist, you will take my place. Now I am doing that. She has lived at Nguiu, Bathurst Island for most of her life and is one of the most senior and renowned artists on the Tiwi Islands. In 1997 she began working as an artist at Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation. Her unique and complex designs have been described as innovative and striking. In 2007 the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia Culture Wars included Apuatimis works. Spiritual tours study award A CHARLES Darwin University academic has been recognised for his investigation into spiritual tourism and Islam. Business Lecturer Farooq Haqs paper entitled, Is spiritual tourism a new strategy for marketing Islam?, was highly commended at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011. The network is an independent publisher of global research that impacts business, society, public policy and education. Recognised as one of the most impressive papers the organisation had seen in 2010, Mr Haqs research suggested a new area in Islamic marketing and identified spiritual tourism as a modern strategy for mar keting Islam as a religion. A spiritual tourist is a person who travels as a tourist for spiritual growth or development, without overt religious compulsions, Mr Haq said. They can be religious or non-religious but they should be travelling with a divine purpose in mind. Mr Haqs findings indicated that some religious organisations used religious gatherings and festivals as spiritual tourism products to market Islam. These organisations attracted Muslim and nonMuslim spiritual tourists to the Islamic places, gatherings, occasions and festivals by promoting them as spiritual tourism products, he said. All-ages Good Friday fun NOT all Darwin venues will be closed tomorrow. Happy Yess is staging an alcohol-free, all-ages original music event, featuring local bands Zed Major, Enth Degree, Seed and The Wicked Garden. Starting from 7pm, tickets are $5 at the door. Organisers will also give away demo CDs and posters. Nurse numbers close to 3000 THERE are close to 3000 registered nurses in the Northern Territory, statistics show. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency figures show there are 2867 nurses in NT, 79,004 in NSW, 76,598 in Vic toria, 54,415 in Queensland, 28,240 in Western Australia, 26,987 in South Australia, 7497 in Tasmania and 4379 in the ACT. There are also 591 people registered as a nurse and a midwife in the Territory. NASA balloon Queensland bound A GIANT galaxy balloon was expected to land in Queensland yesterday after being launched from Alice Springs on Tuesday. The multi-million dollar NASA balloon was tracking south of Windorah in the Channel Country and expected to land somewhere near Longreach, in central western Queensland. It was carrying two tonnes of equipment to study the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. Ravi Sood, from the Balloon Launching Centre, says where it lands will depend on wind conditions.