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The Northern Territory news Fri 10 Dec 2010

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 10 Dec 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-12-10

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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

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/227184

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/677120

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, December 10, 2010. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -D E C -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 1 C O L O R : C M Y K na240501 Aarons is the face they want to see Lance-Cpl Aaron Upton is the face most soldiers are happy to see after a long day in the field By JUSTIN OBRIEN Seeing the little kids running around and stuff. They all seem really happy us being here, I didnt expect such awarm welcome from them SEATED inside the protection of a Bushmaster armoured vehicle, a thumbs up from an Afghan villager tells Lance Corporal Aaron Upton hes doing a good job. The 21-year-old soldier from Darwins Second Cavalry Regiment never thought hed end up in Afghanistan when he joined up. A little more than a kid himself, Lance-Cpl Upton says its the Afghan kids that have surprised him the most during his first month in the war-torn country. Seeing the little kids running around and stuff. They all seem really happy us being here, I didnt expect such a warm welcome from them, Lance-Cpl Upton said. Stationed at the MultiNational base at Tarin Kowt, the Bravo Company Logistics Lance Corporal doesnt have the most glamorous job in the Army, but hes the face soldiers in the field want to see. We get the boys whatever they need water, food, even rockets. I try to help the guys out as much as possible and try to make life for the guys out on the Forward Operating Bases (FOB) as happy as possible, he said. Lance-Cpl Upton said one item Darwins Fifth Royal Australian Regiment troops living at the FOBs look forward to receiving were care packages from home, Theres toiletries inside, that type of stuff, pictures and drawings from kids in Oz, the supply soldier said. They dont want for much, its just good to receive a package and it keeps you occupied when youre off work. For now Lance-Cpl Uptons biggest fight is against the cold weather and the fast approaching Afghan winter. On supply trips the obvious dangers dont cross his mind. Im 100 per cent confident in the guys I go out with . . . 100 per cent confident they can do their job, he said. School finishes with a bang bang By THOMAS PHILIP Shannon Motlop A GROUP of teens got to play with real guns in Darwin as a reward for finishing their school years. The 17 boys from Clontarf Academies from around Victoria travelled to the tropical city to visit Robertson Barracks. Tour Coordinator Jarrod Chip perfield said the trip was a reward for the boys for passing year 11 or 12. The Clontarf Foundation tries to improve education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men through Australian Football. Former North Melbourne premiership player Shannon Motlop joined the kids on the Darwin trip. Visiting the weapons training simulation system at the army base was only one of the highlights during the tour. Many of the group are now considering joining the Defence Force. $1m for local projects TWENTY-TWO local councils and shires in the Territory will benefit from more than $1 million in funding from the Australian Government for community infrastructure projects. It is part of the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program with the local councils working in partnership with the Australian Government. Lingiari MP Warren Snowdon praised the program for being tailored to meet the individual needs of communities. Thanks to this funding, projects will now go ahead which will enhance neighbourhood safety, environmental protection and of course local sport, he said. Projects include upgrading the Galiwinku Landfill site in East Arnhem and refurbishing the Barkly AFL change rooms at Purkiss Reserve in Tennant Creek. Program to net leaders By THOMAS PHILIP THE Amateur Fishermens Association of the NT is joining with WA group Recfishwest to create a youth leadership program. Fifteen successful applicants, aged less than 35 years, from WA and the NT will be trained in the future management of recreational fishing from March next year. AFANT executive officer Chris Makepeace said he looked forward to working with Recfishwest and the opportunities the program would provide for a group of young Territorians. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in the recreational fishing industry, he said. Successful applicants for the program will be mentored by recognised leaders within the industry. 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 Sunday: Christmas fun CATHOLIC CARE NT Berrimah is holding its annual Christmas for Kids this Sunday from 9am-noon at theMarrara Indoor Stadium. A great day can be had by all with lots of activities to keep the kids busy. And it wont cost you a cent. Entry is free. Losingmymind ISMYvirginity makingme angry? ASKBOSSY:PAGE41 Pothole power THE power of theNTNews Fixer could be seen first-hand yesterday. Just hours after the paper hit the newsstands and the Fixer revealed a huge pothole at the corner of Knuckey andMcMinn streets, council workers were at the site repairing the problem. THE FIXER: PAGE42


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