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The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010



The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News Special Feature, Thursday, May 13, 2010 15 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:13-GE:15 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K RHINO R WATER TANKS rhinotanks.com.au 8931 4066 Visit our Darwin head office at 29 Georgina Cres YARRAWONGA Zincalume or Colorbond 26,000L - 470,000L Ask about the NEW NT Tank Rebates. See us at FREDS PA SS SHOW Site 54 4 6 F B 0 2 / 1 0 Howard Springs & Palmerston Campuses Visit us at the Fred's Pass Show An Information Evening for parents wishing to enrol their children in the Middle / Senior School will be held on Thursday 27th May, 7.00pm Phone: (08) 8983 0300 Email: admin@goodshepherd.nt.edu.au Palmerston Campus: Cnr Temple Tce & Emery Ave Howard Springs Campus: Cnr Kundook Pl & Whitewood Rd 46fb01/10 Yet again its bigger, better and more fun PLENTY TO SEE: Whether it is the ever-popular showjumping, or the pride in exhibiting a pet goat, Freds Pass Rural Show lives up to its name CHOP CHOP: Organiser Mike Fullgrabe with the logs before the chips fly E ACH May, the Freds Pass Rural Show takes over the reserve of the same name, 31km south of Darwin City. Starting tomorrow, the reserve hosts its 32nd show not bad for something that began as a school fete. The shows focus is on productivity, enterprise and community. It is a window on a diverse range of industries as well as an an opportunity for community groups to hold annual fundraisings. Among them are the Swamp Dogs Rugby Union club, Bees Creek and Girraween primary schools and Howard Springs Scout Group. Last year saw more than 200 exhibitors lure in excess of 20,000 people through the gates confirming Freds Pass as the biggest rural show in the Territory. It is all go from 5pm tomorrow evening until 5pm on Sunday. And the attractions are many and varied. Each year the hardworking committee has the difficult job of coming up with something bigger and better, and 2010 promises to be another great success. Visitors cant complain about being bored, with everything from poultry and livestock displays, to showjumping and sideshow alley, to stalls and produce, entertainment, competitions and giveaways. There are always special highlights and the woodchopping takes on an added gloss this year. Seven world champions will be among the 16 axemen from Australia and New Zealand in Darwins round of AusAxe Super Series. Organiser Mike Fullgrabe is confident it will be a big drawcard at this years show, with several elimination competitions as part of the Super Series. The show runs from 5pm to 11.30pm tomorrow with a big attraction likely to be the Karaoke Talent Quest, starting at 6pm. Saturday is the kick-off proper, with more than a full days event, and big drawcards the grand parade at 2pm, fireworks at 8.30pm and entertainment on stage throughout the day and night. Entertainment continues right through until 12.30am on Sunday. Then it is back at 9am for the shows last day of family fun and entertainment. And all this costs just $15 for adults and $7 for children, or $40 for a family day pass (two adults and three children under the age of 17). There are also pensioner concessions while people in wheelchairs, as well as their carers, get in free. Winning formula IF one exhibitors enthusiasm is anything to go by, the Freds Pass Rural Show is a real winner. An inaugural show debut last year came up trumps for Rhino Water Tanks. Territory manager Steve Muntz said last year resulted in a great response to Rhinos wares and he is looking forward to doing it again this weekend. We have quite a few innovations to show this year, Steve said. One is the chance for show visitors to see a 100,000-litre tank from the inside and see how they are put together. Rhino leads the world in the manufacture of polyethylene-lined steel tanks. It offers a range that starts with those storing water on rural blocks, starting with a capacity of 26,000 litres. Bigger tanks, up to 2 million litres capacity, meet a range of demands for industry such as the recently completed 200,000 litre tanks for fire control at the Hidden Valley Raceway. Show visitors will also be able to talk to Rhino personnel about the NT tank rebates and how they can save more than $2000.