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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, April 23, 2011. NT NEWS. 3 JOHN COURSE LIVE AT DISCOVERY TONIGHT P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:23-AGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 30 SEATS only. Thursday, 28th April, 6.00pm RSVP BRIDGET VIA EMAIL bridget.headland@aussie.com.au or 0428 471 491 "Put yourself in a better place" You dont have to be this smart to own a property portfolio For the price of one of these a day! BOOK YOUR FREE SEAT NOW There is a way to cut through the bull and find out how to invest with no cash deposit and no weekly repayments. How to massively reduce your tax and how you can build real wealth through property investment. Principal speaker Peter Spencer, (featured in Mr Millionaire) with fellow property specialist Brad Dolahenty from NT Property Investment Forum will share a road map of proven principles and show you how build a property portfolio. 1st , 15 rese rvations receive a fre e book All you need to know about property investing in 80 minutes. NO Bull, NO selling, NO CDs, NO memberships, NO credit card! FREE consultations. 47 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park m g 4 3 0 6 0 1 / 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 Quickweather DARWIN Mostly sunny, late afternoon seabreeze ALICESPRINGS Mostly sunny.High fire danger MAX 32 MAX 24 YOURFULLNTWEATHER:PAGE55 The LongGoodbye NT Fire and Rescue Service watch commander Nick Bell has been attending road crash accidents for the past 23 years. Over the years, he has pieced together this story an amalgamation of hundreds of accidents he has attended. SATURDAYEXTRA: Page 29 SAVEONPAINTBALL Present this coupon at Paintball Katherine and receive 20%off all paintball packages. Lot 100 Florina Rd, Katherine. Ph: 0447 174 949. Offer valid until 31/5/2011.One person per coupon. Trio written into history Andrew McMillan THE Northern Territory Writers Centre has honoured three of its long-time members. Helen Pavlins, Andrew McMillan and the late Dr Allan Skertchly were awarded honorary life memberships for their talent, passion and contributions. Described as the Xavier Herbert of his time as a chronicler of the steamy north, Mr McMillan was also named the centres patron. He has written five critically-acclaimed non-fiction books: Strict Rules: The BlackfellaWhitefella Tour (1988), Death in Dili (1992), Catalina Dreaming (2002), Tiwi Footy (2008) and the 2009 Territory Book of the Year, An Intruders Guide to East Arnhem Land. Hidden threat to swimmers Darwin visitors Leah and Kate Chesney were surprised to hear that the Health Department is advising people that it is still not safe to swim at Darwin beaches because of box jellyfish Picture: FIONA MORRISON By MEAGAN DILLON Jellyfish dont look at a calendar, Its about temperature TERRITORIANS and tourists are being urged not to swim at Darwin beaches this Easter long weekend because of a few threats lurking beneath the water. Twins Kate and Leah Chesney, 29, have travelled to Darwin from down south for the Easter holiday. Both Kate and Leah said they were unaware of stingers in the harbour not to mention the crocs. Even the taxi driver told us not to swim in the water, Leah said. Public Health physician Steven Skov said there could be no guarantees with jellyfish. Jellyfish dont look at a calendar, he said. Its about temperature. Dr Skov said he recom mended waiting for a few more weeks of dry weather before getting in the water. Leah said if they couldnt swim at the beach they would head to the Waterfront or the national parks. Were going to Litchfield, she said. But Kate said it was very disappointing they couldnt swim at Darwin beaches. The beaches are really beautiful, she said. Its a tease. Dr Skov said stingers could be extremely dangerous to children if they get stung by the toxic venom. The last 10 deaths we have had in the Territory have all been little kids, he said. He said the venom can cause immediate pain, damage to the skin and heart damage. Dr Skov said the best time to swim was June to September but it still is not 100 per cent safe to do so. Outside that time, the risk is a lot higher, he said. He said if you plan to go for a swim to take a bottle of vinegar because it deactivates the stinging cells. Kate said tourists should research the Territory before travelling there. $50,000 fix-up THE NT Government is investing nearly $50,000 to repair a section of the Stuart Highway. The strip of highway near Gilbert Swamp, 70km south of Tennant Creek, is riddled with potholes after the heavy wet season. The road was also damaged when the third trailer of a road train broke through the road surface and became bogged on the roads shoulder after pulling over to let another vehicle pass. The tender to repair the road has been won by Tennant Creek-based Phillips Earthmoving. The Government has come under fire recently for the state of the major highways in the wake of the big wet season. Roads reopen TEMPORARY road closures have been lifted in the Territory. The Daly River Road between the Dorat Road intersection and Nauiyu Community was reopened on Thursday. But it is closed for vehicles that weigh more than eight tonnes due to the saturated pavement. A road closure from Gunn Point to the 1.5km mark of the unsealed section of Gunn Point Road has been removed. But vehicles of more than eight tonnes are not permitted. Conditions can be checked each day at www.roadreport.nt.gov.au or freecall 1800 246 199. Indigenous census jobs ABORIGINAL people are wanted for the largest-ever peacetime job drive. The Australian Bureau of Statistics needs 29,000 casual workers to collect 14.2 million census forms from 9.8 million households nationwide. Paul Lowe, the head of the Population Census program, said it was crucial some of the census collectors were Aborigines to ensure accurate data was collected from remote communities. Information kits are available at www. abs.gov.au/census or on 1800 420 182.

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