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Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010



Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010


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

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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday Territorian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:4-APGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Paul Henderson MLA Member for Wanguri Wishing everyone in Wanguri, Leanyer and Lyons a happy and safe Easter. !"#$%&'()(*"(+,-*" ./+"0("1%/+*"0'/" 23456789"0':" ;<34=<7"#$!"0'/" ;=>4?"@!$"A$%1" BC0,$ m g 4 0 0 7 0 4 NEWS Land mine mission AUSTRALIA will give more than $10 million to clear landmines and help victims in Laos, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith will make the announcement today to mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Action. In November last year, Australia announced a strategy to support developing countries, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, in clearing landmines and cluster bombs. Alice solar push ALICE Springs homes could become mini power stations contributing to a three megawatt pool of peak load electricity a fifth of the peak load currently generated. Alice Solar City general manager Brian Elmer has launched a push to get 1000 solar systems installed by December 5 to make the town surpass any other its size in solar system numbers. Pies grab nail-biter 16-PAGESPORT LIFTOUTTODAY COLLINGWOOD held on for a onepoint win over Melbourne in an unexpectedly-dramatic AFL match at the MCG yesterday. The Magpies were favoured to easily beat the Demons ($8), but were given a massive fright be fore winning 12.14 (86) to 12.13 (85). The lead changed nine times, with Collingwood kicking the last two goals of the match. Scott Pendlebury and late inclusion Dayne Beams were Collingwoods best, while Ricky Petterd kicked four goals for the Demons. Fishos survive cyclone on three tins of tucker ABANDONED: Four stranded fishos deserted their camp in a desperate bid to get help. Picture: NT POLICE By NADJA HAINKE FOUR Territory fishermen have survived a cyclone, an encounter with a big croc and four days lost in the bush with little tucker. The group were forced to survive on three tins of food for several days after they were left stranded in the Gulf of Carpentaria by Cyclone Paul. Tennant Creek residents Darryl Fitz, Nigel Rush, Ray Williams and another man stumbled through the bush lost for four days until they were spotted by a fixed-wing rescue plane early yesterday. Mr Fitz said seeing the aircraft was the best thing he had ever experienced. For the last three days weve had three tins of food to share around and they were small two tins of apricots and one big tin of hot pot, he told ABC radio. The groups two 5m-long boats were stranded on mudflats about 65km northwest of Borroloola as wild storms lashed the NT. Police duty superintendent Michael Murphy said ex-tropical cyclone Paul had changed the Gulf of Carpentaria into a turning washing machine. The water is only about a metre deep about a kilometre offshore, he said. It has been intense. The men had set up camp only metres from where they were stranded but de cided to walk inland in a desperate bid to find help. They said their journey was cut short when they arrived at a river with a saltwater crocodile in it. A CareFlight helicopter winched two men to safety while another chopper rescued the remaining two a short time later. They were taken to the Borroloola health centre with bruises and cuts before being released. Mr Rushs family said the men were exhausted and needed a rest. Up to 12 people were lost and found in the Territory within 48 hours in five separate rescue and emergency searches. Supt Murphy said there were legal requirements people needed to meet while travelling by boat and that the marine and fisheries section was investigating whether any regulations were broken. He said people should: NOTIFY others of their whereabouts; CHECK weather forecasts before departing; TAKE adequate supplies EQUIP boats with oars, floating devices and up-todate EPIRBS. Missing pair on 220km trek found safe AMANwhowentmissing during a 220km trek to meet his new baby for the first time and his companionwere found alive andwell yesterday. The duo, aged 23 and 25, were located by a helicopter at an abandoned outstation near Surprise Creek. Theywere last seen when theywere dropped off at the Calvert River crossing on Savannah Way about 160km southeast of Borroloola lastWednesday. Theywere planning to travel by foot about 220km toDoomadgee in Queensland. NT Police Duty SuperintendentMichael Murphy said: One of the males recently had a baby, so hewasmaking any effort to get to the community. Family raised the alarm after themen failed to be picked up on the other side of the river crossing.

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