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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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

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2 NT NEWS. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 0 -J U L -2 0 1 0 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:14 PolicehavestormedanorthPerth hometoendasiege involvinga 41-year-oldfatherandhisson. WORLD:17 Letterswrittenbyserialkiller HaroldShipmanwhilehewasin prisonhavebeenmadepublic. ENTERTAINMENT:16 Morethan1.6millionviewerstuned intowatchthewomanisingriseand fallofBobHawke. BUSINESS:25 JohnBFairfaxwill retirefromthe boardofFairfaxMediaLtdafterhalf acenturyof involvement. Wicking ..........................12 Your say .........................12 National .........................14 World .............................. 17 Entertainment .............16 Movies ............................16 Business ........................25 Comics ............................29 Television ......................29 Classifieds .....................31 Weather .........................39 Racing liftout ................19 Sports Extra ..................35 Speedcameras NTPolicespeedcameraswillbe intheseareastoday: DARWIN:BagotRd;DickWard Drive;GilruthAve;StuartHighway, Winnellie. NORTHERNSUBURBS: HenburyAve;LeePointRd; RocklandsDrive;RothdaleRd. PALMERSTON:ChungWahTce; EssingtonAve;RoystoneaAve; StuartHighway. RURAL:HowardSpringsRd; StuartHighway,Coolalinga;Stuart Highway,Noonamah;Stuart Highway,HowardSprings. Areyouon thespot? Doyouhaveanewsphoto orastorytip? Ifso,wewantto hearfromyou! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Sendyournewsphotosto: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Includeyourcontactdetails andabriefdescription.All emailsshouldbenotmore thanfivemegabytes. Caught! Angler:Glenn HarbourmasterHubble. Fish:Barra. Where:4MileHole. MOREFISHING:Page39 Wakeuptous GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: Ifyouwin,keepthispaperforverification. Callcosts55c(IncGST).Higherfrommobile/ payphones-DialectSolutionsGroup. Recommendation:Usealand-lineandtouch tonephone.Somemobiles,portableandpay phonesmayexperiencetechnicalfaultsdue toreceptioncomplications. Tattslotto Monday19-07-2010 DrawNo.2948 31 18 17 13 45 36 12 40SUPPS TheNTNewshastakenallpossiblecarebut cannotacceptresponsibilityforanyerrors, whetherduetoequipmentfault,staffhandling oranyothercause. Darwin couple Robin and Melissa Russell with daughter Isobella, 5 months, add up the many costs of having a child Picture: PATRINA MALONE Baby more of a luxury By DAMIEN MCCARTNEY COSTLYKIDS $433:Spentonclothesand shoesperyearforfirstchild $622:Spentonhealth $285:Spentontakeaway food FIRST-time parents are saying hello baby and goodbye Maccas, new research has shown. A Federal Government study has for the first time revealed the financial blow parents receive with the birth of their children. The researchers found annual expenditure on luxuries like takeaway food and rest aurant outings, holidays, and alcohol and tobacco consumption dropping, while health care rises. But while the Maccas and KFC might go out the window after a couples first child, the research showed a return to fast-food spending after a second baby. By the time the family had their second child, total takeout meals had risen to $434 per year, the report said. Co-author of the study, Paula Mance, said this could be evidence of parents avoiding cooking due to the pressures and time constraints that come with having a second child. Mother of two, Melissa Russell, 30, of Moil, Darwin, said she will need to return to work four months earlier than she had planned, after she ran out of funds she saved before giving birth to her second child. I saved $20,000 before having my baby, and at the moment,moneyis aproblem,Ms Russell said. She said her savings are al most completely depleted. The research also indicated a hand-me-down scheme was prevalent in many households, with $433 being spent on shoes and clothing for the first child, $127 for the second, and just $87 for the third. But even reduced clothing spending is not taking the pressure off families. Mrs Russell said she could no longer afford to be a stay-athome mum. Top performer brings her show to the Top End AWARD-winning indigenous performer and playwright Tammy Anderson will perform her critically-acclaimed solo piece I Dont Wanna Play House in Katherine this weekend. The show is coming to the Top End as part of Andersons (pictured) national tour, and is a deeply personal journey full of emotion. The performance will be a kinetic swirl of monologue, movement and song, Performing Art touring manager Angela ODonnell said. A whirlwind of family yarns, harrowing recollections and hilarious energetic impersonations of family members, this is also a story of love, told with a singular lack ofsentiment,andplentyofwry humour, she said. I Dont Wanna Play House is on show at the Katherine Training Centre on Saturday, at 7pm. Sports grants open for applications THE first round of this years $190,000 Grass Roots development grants are now open for applications. Minister for Sport and Recreation, Karl Hampton, said the program supports projects promoting ongoing participation in sport and physically active recreation. Sport is integral to the culture of the Territory, and sporting groups play key roles throughout our community in promoting the healthy outdoor lifestyle that makes the NT a great place to live, Mr Hampton said. The Grass Roots program provides great support for our sports people and sporting bodies Applications can be made for grants up to $3000 on www.sportandrecreation .nt.gov.au. Applications close on Monday, August 23. Man falls off Litchfield cliff A MAN is lucky to be alive after he fell off a cliff in the Litchfield National Park yesterday afternoon. The man suffered serious back injuries after falling off a cliff at Surprise Creek Falls at four in the afternoon. He had to be flown to hospital for treatment. Surprise Creek Falls were only reopened to the public on Friday after a long wet season had madethe ReynoldsRiver4WD track that allows access to the falls impassable. Committees need nominations ENVIRONMENT Minister Karl Hampton is seeking nominations for the Howard East Water Advisory Committee and the Berry Springs Water Advisory Committee. Managing our water resources sustainably is critical toourwatersecurityandkeeping our rivers and wetlands healthy, maintaining our great lifestyle and important regional industries, he said. For more information about the committee, including terms of reference and selection criteria, go to www.nretas.nt.gov.au/water