The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010
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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 11 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 1 C O L O R : K are you cyclone ready? buy your first aid kit from Red Cross | Ground Floor | Darwin Plaza | 41 Smith St Mall | now... for enquiries: first aid kits | first aid health & safety training call 8924 3943 info on how to get cyclone prepared call our emergency services team 8924 3900 www.redcross.org.au CRISIS CARE COMMITMENT MG300617 NEWS er300620 Marrara in $1m upgrade A CYCLONE shelter in the northern suburbs is to receive an upgrade this dry season. T h e M a r r a r a i n d o o r stadium will undergo a $1 million upgrade in April. We have planned well in advance to minimise disruptions to sporting events at the indoor stadium, Acting Construction Minister Karl Hampton said. Darwin company Ribshire .... will provide added protection against cyclone debris penetration, he said. Other work includes impact resistant shielding, roof reinforcement and additional protection to glassed areas. Residents stop DUI crashman bolting STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS:NEWSBREAKERMichele Chidgey got these shots of a crash and arrest that occurred in suburban Karama on Thursday ByNADJAHAINKE A gentlemen stopped him and sathim down. I think the gentlemen was on the phone trying to ring police AN OUT-of-control drink-driver who crashed his car in a residential area in Darwin was stopped from fleeing the scene by local residents. About 30 people circled the man as he climbed out of his wrecked Toyota Landcruiser troop carrier and tried to desert the scene. He was then held by off-duty police officer. The driver allegedly returned a high range blood alcohol reading of .212 four times the legal limit. Police said the man was driving around Kalymnos Drive into Applegum Drive in Karama when his car flipped on its passenger side about 4.15pm on Thursday. The crash smashed the cars windscreen and caused severe panel damage but left the driver unharmed. The man allegedly crawled out of the window on the drivers side and tried to get away when the off-duty-officer held on to the man. A gentlemen stopped him and sat him down and I think the gentlemen was on the phone trying to ring police, crash witness Michele Chidgey, 46, said. The driver was trying to get up but this guy had a very fixed grip on him, holding him down. The office administrator said she just returned home from work when she heard the squeaking tyres and a loud bang. She said she and dozens of neighbours ran outdoors where they discovered the crash. She said Kalymnos Drive was a haven for hoons and she was glad the man was caught. Everybody who lives in this area just said well, this had to happen, she said. Police, St John Ambulance and fire and rescue crews attended the crash. A 26-year-old man was arrested and bailed to appear in court on February 11. Police watch commander Senior Sergeant Craig Ryan said the off-duty-officers actions were a good example of the NT Police. Police are required to perform their duty whether they are off or on duty, he said. Kickstart for apprentices PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd and Member for Solomon Damian Hale, yesterday urged businesses to take advantage of incentives to hire appretices. Apprentice Kickstart will operate until February 28. Since Kickstart began six weeks ago, 27 young people are now working in trades throughout the Territory, with 6400 in the rest of Australia. Employers receive $2350 when they employ a 15 to 19-year-old apprentice in an eligible trade and a further $2500 after the apprentice completes nine months. The scheme aims to sign up 21,000 young apprentices. Rainforest walk closed THOSE wanting to take a walk on the environmental side will have to keep on waiting with one of Darwins top walkways closed this weekend. The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens rainforest walk has been closed since a tree fell across the walkway during recent storms. The tree is expected to be removed by next Thursday . The gardens will remain open throughout the weekend and in to the Australia Day holiday. For more information about the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens phone 8 9 8 1 1 9 5 8 o r v i s i t www.nt.gov.au/parks/botanic