Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-11-06

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

File type

application/pdf

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/10070/225281

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/681259

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 6, 2010. NT NEWS. 3 CLUB ANTHEMS @ THE VIC TONITE P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:6-NGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Retail Limits Apply. Not available with any other offer. Offer valid till 16/11/10 TRUE VALUE AT A DRIVE THROUGH NEAR YOU Carlton Mid 30pk Cans Super Hot Price! $70.00 $36.99 Great Savings! 2 X 30pks for Carlton Dry 24pk Stubbies 342 Casuarina Drive Rapid Creek Ph: 8985 3000 Fax: 8985 2174 Humpty Doo Shopping Centre Ph:8988 2550 Fax: 8988 2485 2/3 Middleton St Yarrawonga Ph:8983 2188 Fax: 8983 4299 Sale of century at wedding cake skip Dozens of TVs and fridges lie discarded in skip bins in the rain behind Parliament House By NICK CALACOURAS John Elferink watching one of the TVs in glorious colour after rescuing it from a rubbish skip at Parliament House THIS is one of the 26 television sets thrown out by Parliament House because they are faulty and supposedly only show black and white images. The NT News photographed the old sets stacked in a large skip bin in the back of parliament. Clerk of the Legislative Assembly Ian McNeill said the Territorys politicians had complained of poor reception and the sets were removed. He said the TVs were 17 years old and many had failing tubes, which caused black and white screens. Over the past two years, Parliament House staff have been replacing defective TVs, with the old ones being stored in the plant room, he said. Mr McNeill said that Parliament was recently upgraded to a High Definition Digital transmission. With the full changeover to digital in July of this year, Members said they could not get appropriate reception even with set top boxes. But the CLPs John Elferink invited the NT News to watch a colour television show on one of the sets he salvaged and set up in his electorate office. That one was randomly selected, he said. I plugged it in, it works perfectly well ... just like I knew it would. Mr Elferink said the televisions showed a black and white image in parliament house because they were not designed for a digital signal. But it still works as a TV, he said. Parliament staff also threw out four bar fridges that were sitting in the Government and Opposition lobbies. Mr McNeill said that the fridges had failed and could not be re-gassed. But the NT News was able to test three of the bar fridges after they suffered through a weekend of rain and two of them worked perfectly. Mr Elferink said he was surprised to see the electrical items just sitting in a skip bin. I saw them sitting there, so I grabbed a TV and stuck it in the back of my car. I would hope that when they are disposing of these things, they would try to give them to charity or sell them at auction. Mr McNeill said the cost of sending the electrical items to auction would cost more than the sale. Long up for top NT award AN OUTSPOKEN Territory footballer who led a walk to raise awareness of the plight of Aboriginal Australia is a finalist for NT Australian of the Year. Michael Long (pictured) is one of four finalists who will be up for the accolade next week. Aboriginal language expert professor Michael Christie, Aboriginal youth worker David Cole, and remote benefactors Ian and Lyn Conway are also nominees for the honour. National Australia Day Council program director Tam Johnston said the NT finalists were working hard to make a difference. This year the Northern Territory award finalists really reflect a sense of giving back, of forging new levels of excellence and making life that bit better for others, she said. Theres a wonderful sense of community throughout the Northern Territory. Winners will be announced on Thursday. These winners will go on to represent the NT at the national awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day. 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 Partly cloudlywith isolated afternoon showers ALICESPRINGS Warmingup after a cool night.Mostly sunny MAX 34 MAX 32 YOURNEW-LOOKWEATHER:PAGE59 LiveNTFL coverage NTFL fans can follow every kick from TIO Stadium live today. Grey Morris and Ian Butterworthwill keep you updated on all the action in the bigWanderersDarwin clash and thematch between Southern Districts and St Marys on our website. www.ntnews.com.au FREE COLDROCK ICE CREAM Purchase a regular sized ice cream and receive a regular sized ice cream free. Offer valid Monday to Friday until 5pm. Casuarina Food Court, Casuarina Shopping Square; Mitchell St, Darwin


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