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The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 2011



The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 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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2 NT NEWS. Wednesday, February 2, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -F E B -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au In si d e GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: ntnmail@ntn.newsltd.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntn.newsltd.com.au NATIONAL: 11 SYDNEY: High temperatures have rocked NSW causing a spate of bushfires. WORLD: 16 Egypts military pledged not to fire on protesters as support for President Mubarak falters. ENTERTAINMENT: 12 Model Grace Brenton, 20, has been crowned the NT Ralph Swimwear Model of the Year. BUSINESS: 21 Territory exports slumped by 17.4 per cent in the last calendar year, new data reveals. Wicking ..........................14 Your say .........................14 National ......................... 11 World ..............................16 Confidential ..................12 Movies ............................42 Business ........................21 Comics ............................27 Television ......................27 Classifieds .....................35 Careerone ......................36 Weather .........................47 Racing liftout ...............19 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: Darwin:BagotRd;Mitchell St; StuartHwy, Ludmilla; Stuart Hwy,Winellie. NorthernSuburbs:Lakeside Dve;McMillandsRd; Trowler Rd;VanderlinDve. Palmerston:DriverAve; ElrundleAve; StuartHwy; WoodlandBlvd. Rural:CoxPeninsulaRd; StuartHighway, Coolalinga andNoonamah;VirginiaRd. andonemore line Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, wewant to hear from you! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be notmore than fivemegabytes. Super7s Tuesday1-2-2011 DrawNo.885 23 33 37 34 27 38 11 14 4SUPPS Total prizepool: $20.2m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Caught! Angler: Pearl Krantz. Fish: Tarpon. Where: Lake Bennett. MOREFISHING: Page47 Wakeuptous GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: If youwin, keepthispaper forverification. Call costs55c (IncGST).Higher frommobile/ payphones -DialectSolutionsGroup. Recommendation:Usea land-lineand touch tonephone.Somemobiles,portableandpay phonesmayexperience technical faultsdue to receptioncomplications. Save on bread, milk, get slugged at bowser John Kennedy, of Parap, was not impressed when he pulled into the local service station Pictures: MICHAEL FRANCHIThe Shell Coles Express price board in McMinn St Whendid this happen? THE supermarket price wars could mean that what consumers save on bread and milk they will pay for when they purchase petrol. FUELtrac general manager Geoff Trotter said petrol prices rose by 19c a litre to close to or over $1.40 a litre at the weekend in most capital cities, including Darwin. He said there was nothing happening in the Australian wholesale price or international prices to explain that jump across all those markets to that level, except that Coles and Woolworths are involved in a price war in bread and milk. I think there is a connection between their grocery activities and their petrol activities because they control a significant market share of groceries and around 60 per cent of the retail petrol market, Mr Trotter said. If there is an opportunity for them to cross subsidise, if they are giving away margin on bread and milk, fuel is a wonderful way to recover that margin. Not surprisingly, Territorian motorists are paying the most in the country for fuel. In Darwin yesterday unleaded petrol was selling for up to $1.42 a litre, according to Motormouth website. That was about 14c to 7c more than in other capital cities. At Alice Springs, unleaded petrol hovered around $1.55 a litre last week, the Australian Institute of Petroleum reported. Motorist John Kennedy from Parap was shocked when he pulled up at the bowser at Ludmilla yesterday and saw premium unleaded was a whopping $1.50 a litre. When did this happen? he said. Mr Kennedy said it did not matter what the price of milk or bread was, fuel was always too expensive. Container falls after crane malfunction By NICK CALACOURAS The container Picture: CH9 DARWINS East Arm Wharf has suffered another crane accident this time with a pressurised helium container dropping on to a ship. A port worker told the NT News that the 40-foot container was being loaded on to the Mell Singapore when the crane apparently malfunctioned, causing it to fall. As far as I can tell, the crane malfunctioned and (the container) dropped from quite a height, he said. It ended up half-on and half-off the boat. The worker described the container as looking like a big can of Coke. If it was punctured, it would have caused carnage. Port spokeswoman Melissa Reiter said the ISO container was empty at the time of the accident. It did carry helium, but it is currently empty, she said. Ms Reiter said as the accident happened on the ship, it was not the ports responsib ility. But the NT News understands the ships have been forced to use smaller cranes because of wharf damage caused during a storm last month when two loading cranes collided and smashed into a truck. The accident will be investigated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.