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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011

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

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, April 23, 2011. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:23-AGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K WIN A BBQ COMPETITION WINNER DARWIN LIFE & HOME EXPO The winner of the stainless steel BBQ which features 6 burners, rotisserie, roasting hood, hotplate, grill, ample storage space, accessory pack and one years supply of LP Gas for the BBQ was Francis Miles of Malak. The competition was drawn by Andrew Byrne of the PRBA Thank you to all participants ER430602 NT Health Workforce, a division of General Practice Network NT, is proud to host the inaugural NT GP of the Year Award. NT Health Workforce provides recruitment, retention and support services to GPs and health organisations, across the NT. Living and working in the NT is a culturally rich, diverse and unique experience one that offers many rewards as well as challenges its what makes us Territorians. No one knows that more than our General Practitioners working at the forefront of primary health care. This is your opportunity to nominate a GP who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the health and welfare of your community. Nominations close on Friday 29th April, 2011. The Award will be presented at the GPNNT Compass Weekend on Saturday 28th May, 2011, in Darwin. Nomination forms are available via the GPNNT website: www.gpnnt.org.au Nominations Closing Soon. NT General Practitioner of the Year. B la ze 3 1 5 2 0 GPNNT acknowledges the fi nancial assistance provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. e r4 3 0 6 0 6 The BeachThe Beee BBh ee BBee BBThe Be email: topendtandems@bigpond.com www.topendtandems.com.au mail: topendtandems@bigpond.commail: topendtandems@bigpond.com www.topendtandems.com. u p pp gp www.topendtandems.com.au PH: 0417 190 140 er430306/11 withhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ntnews.com.au l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Wrecked roads egg-stra hassle EASTER could have been a dull occasion for Waterloo Stations Brett family including mum Emily, Lachlan, 2, William, 4 and six-month-old Emily but luckily the Easter Bunny has access to a chopper. The Bretts and their 18 station workers have been stranded as Waterloos lifeline, the Duncan Highway, is impassable and wrecked from the floods By ELLIE TURNER Mywife and baby were sick lastweek andwehad to get them flown to the city. No road access in and out of town is a bigworry THE Easter bunny will dispense chocolate from a chopper this year because of flood demolition of the Territorys rural highways. With fear for his familys health care and stalled live exports, Waterloo cattle stations Dougal Brett said his lifeline the Duncan Highway was wrecked and impassable from record rain. Mr Brett, whose station is 540km southwest of Katherine, blamed the extent of the damage on a lack of maintenance. There are three other stations around Waterloo that transport $28 million of cattle a year for the NTs live-export industry, on a highway the Government allocates just $200,000 a year to maintain, he said. The money is wasted, anyway, as the gravel sheeting is done just before the Wet begins each year. Now we cant get our cattle to market. Mr Brett has lived on the station with his wife, Emily, three young children and elderly parents, for six years. My wife and baby were sick last week and we had to get them flown to the city, he said. No road access in and out of town is a big worry. Waterloo station trucks out more than 6500 stock to live-export depots in Darwin and Wyndham each year. Mr Brett said the road network was disgraceful but no government support for the Duncan Highway was in sight. Members of NT Cattlemens Association have taken the matter into their own hands. We have been using our own graders and staff to repair the roads, Mr Brett said. NTCA executive director Luke Bowen said the industry must be vocal. The NT Government must fight hard for us in Canberra stand up and yell loud for an industry that earns more than $400 million in direct income, he said. Department of Construction and Infrastructure Katherine regional director Phil Harris said every effort was being made to repair the road. He said the department would work quickly to bring the road back up to standard.

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