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The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010



The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010

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

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Thursday, May 13, 2010 7 MISS BIKINI WORLD TOMORROW DISCOVERY P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:13-GE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K * Cars 3 years old or less. Terms, conditions, fees, charges and lending criteria apply and are available on application. Annual percentage rate of 8.76% p.a. applies for fi xed car loans over $20,000 for a term of up to 5 years, secured by a vehicle that is 3 years of age or less and is subject to change. Comparison rate is 8.99% p.a., calculated on secured loan of $30,000 over 5 years. Comparison Rate Schedule is available from our website or any banking centre. WARNING: Comparison rate is true only for example given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Australian Central Credit Union Ltd. ABN 11 087 651 125. AFSL 244310. ACC15456/NT/einstein Call 13 13 21 % For a new or new...ish car 8.99New Car Loancomparison rate Drop in or visit australiancentral.com.au Why wait? Easy to apply for, fl exible and without any penalties for additional repayments with an Australian Central New Car Loan you can have it now! p.a. % NEWS TURNING HEADS: NT News readers have voted Amanda Dodgson as the best dressed at the Alice Springs races, ahead of Jody Hilton (below left) and Agnieszka Gorzynska (below right). Pictures: CHLOE ERLICH Feathered fascinator tops Amandas winning style AMANDA Dodgson has been voted the most stylish punter at the Alice Springs races. Her striking red cocktail frock with matching heels and towering feathered fascinator caught the eyes of NT voters who cast thousands of votes. Jody Hilton placed second in a glamorous flowing frock of overlays, and Agnieszka Gorzynska came third in a form-fitting halterneck mini-dress in light tones of charcoal and grey. The Northern Territory News captured the 50 most fashion-forward at Ladies Day and Young Guns late last month. Ms Dodgson, 25, said there was a buzz about her making the list of 50. She said she couldnt believe she had won. I was pretty stoked, she said, I didnt expect it at all. I dont usually go in things like this Im a bit shy. The public servant in remote servicing said she built her now awardwinning look from Central Australian fashion houses, with the exception of her heels from Brisbane. Ms Dodgson won a twonights accommodation at the Alice Springs Crowne Plaza in a Premiere Suite with breakfast for two and a sweet $100 Mixed Lollies Boutique voucher. Ms Hilton and Ms Gorzynska each won a nights accommodation at Crowne Plaza in a Garden View room, with breakfast for two. And if you missed out on all the fanfare of the competition, check out the photographs of the 50 Best Dressed Centralian Racegoers at ntnews.com.au Surge fear as sea rises Global warming threatens Territory ByBEN LANGFORD DARWIN could be 2C degrees hotter in 20 years and 4C degrees hotter by 2070, a Territory climate change expert said. Bureau of Meteorology climate services manager Todd Smith said Darwin sea levels had already risen 14cm in 20 years. But planning authorities are still waiting for the Government to prepare up-to-date information on storm surge zones for Darwin. The information used so far dates from the mid-1990s. Mr Smith (pictured) said the most accurate estimates on the effects of climate change showed a rise in temperature of between one and two degrees by 2030. The estimates, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Cli mate Change, point to a rise of between 2C and 4C degrees by 2070. Increases in t e m p e r a t u r e were likely to be more ex treme in Central Australia than in the Top End. He briefed Darwin City Councils Tuesday night meeting on the likely effects of climate change on the city. Mr Smith presented data from the National Tidal Centre showing sea levels in Darwin had risen 7.1mm a year over the past 20 years. Coastal communities are going to become more vulnerable to storm surge impacts associated with cyclones because of sea level rises, he said. The council, the bureau and developers are still waiting for upto-date information on storm surge zones in Darwin, with rising sea levels factored in. Theyre quite outdated and everyones hanging round for an update, Mr Smith said. The council has been seeking the information for several months. Planning Minister Gerry McCarthys spokesman Edwin Edlund said a consultant had been engaged to produce the new data. The consultant, Systems Engineering Australia, is due to deliver its report in the middle of the year. He said the information would be made public when it was received.