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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-04-21

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/232267

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/664628

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, April 21, 2011. NT NEWS. 3 LUNCH BUFFET $12.50 (INC SWEETS) @ DARWIN RSL TODAY P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:21-AGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K G e t y o u r L im it e d E d it io n X X X X G O L D L u re s a t y o u r lo c a l b o tt le s h o p t o d a y * * W h ile s to c k s l a s t, a va ila b le a t va ri o u s i n d e p e n d e n t liq u o r s to re s a c ro s s t h e N T * C o n d it io n s a p p ly E R 4 3 0 4 1 2 Plague drops in for a quick drink A plague of tiny grasshoppers attacked Darwin on Tuesday night Picture: BRAD FLEET By CONOR BYRNE IT COULD be the end of the world, but its probably not. A plague of tiny grasshoppers attacked Darwin city about dinner time on Tuesday night, but they didnt do any harm. The pygmy grasshoppers, from the tetrigidae family, are usually associated with wet conditions and live where paperbark trees are found. They are attracted to light, and are probably here because of the long, saturated wet season. Department of Health entomology director Dr Peter Whelan says they may be localised in the city because Charles Darwin National Park is nearby. I dont expect we will get a plague of locusts, he said. None of the three entomologists who spoke to NT News yesterday knew exactly why the hoppers had turned up. Former curator of Life Sciences at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT Graham Brown expected them to stick around for a few weeks. He hadnt seen a plague as such in Alawa, but had heard reports of plenty in Stuart Park, which supported the Charles Darwin National Park theory. I think its probably just a seasonal thing at the end of the wet, he said. Beyond them turning up around lights, theyre not really a problem. If we could train them to eat that slippery algae on the ground during the dry season, that would be useful. There was nothing to worry about, according to Dr Brown, who has lived in the Top End since 1993. At least these things dont bite like mosquitoes, he said. Dr Brown said the best way to get rid of the hoppers was with a vacuum cleaner. Hundreds say final farewell to popular Mister Shaun A POPULAR Territory man killed in a freak accident was farewelled at a funeral yesterday. Mister Shaun, 34, was run over by his Toyota Landcruiser while locking the gates at his Bokhara St house, in Alice Springs. His wife, Chantelle, found him trapped under the heavy fourwheel drive about 1.30am on April 13. He had failed to return from a meeting the night before when she went looking for him. Mr Shaun, formerly known as Shaun Rothwell, left behind five-year-old son Zachariah, parents Barby and Mark Rothwell and 10 siblings. Hundreds of people turned up for his funeral at the Christian Community Centre at 3pm. 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 Quickweather DARWIN Mostly sunnywith a late afternoon seabreeze ALICESPRINGS Sunny. Light tomoderate east to southeastwinds. MAX 32 MAX 28 YOURFULLNTWEATHER:PAGE47 Familiar faces DARWIN folk in the knowwill be familiar with the name butmany may recognise faces from elsewhere. Hard rockers ZEDMAJOR are in their third incarnation since they thundered on to the scene three years ago. FRIDAY FIX: PAGE 32 5 lures for ONLY$50 PRESENT this coupon at Got One Darwin and receive 5 Classic Barra 120 Lures for ONLY $50. Voucher valid until Wed, April 27, 2011. Got One Darwin 8947 2224. Shop 2, Truck City Berrimah Rd


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