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The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010

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2 Northern Territory News, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 5 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K 15 16 37 12 12 14 15 16 16 25 29 29 31 34 FEDERAL politicians have called on a protesting grazier to end his hunger strike atop a 20m-high wind tower, as hundreds of supporters rallied in Canberra. SUPERSTAR teen Miley Cyrus has seemingly kicked off the new year on Phillip Island in Victoria with her boyfriend, rising Aussie star Liam Hemsworth. HEAVY snow grounded dozens of planes at major airports in South Korea yesterday and caused havoc in the centre of the country, including the capital Seoul, officials said. THE call of the Kookaburra grows inside Leon Hayward with every passing month. Inside a year the Waratahs and NT Stingers goalkeeper has gone from rising star to Australian custodian in waiting. GET YOURS DELIVERED!GET YOURS DELIVERED! Call 89Call 89444 9904 99011 OUR SOUR SAAYY...... ...at a glance...at a glance NORTHERN Territory Police speed cameras will be in the following areas today: Wake up to the Territorys favourite newspapers GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Tattslotto Monday 4/1/10 DRAW NO 2892 20 37 35 43 4 28 17 45SUPPS Total Prize Pool: Not available The NT News has taken all possible care, but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. 14 Fresh look for Territory tourism a tuneful choice ByRITAMU A DARWIN musician will be the new face of this years NT tourism industry. Musician Jess Ribeiro will be promoting NT holidays to travel agents across Australia in February as part of the annual Northern Territory tourism Muster. Ms Ribeiro said she was honoured to be asked to take part. Its really exciting and it means I get to travel ... its a great honour, she said. The Muster aims to encourage and equip travel agents to sell holidays in the NT. NT Tourism Minister M a l a r n d i r r i McCarthy said Ms Ribeiro was a terrific advocate for the Territory tourism industry. Jess will be entertaining the attendees by performing each evening throughout Muster and looks forward to representing the Territory, Ms McCarthy said. The theme of the 2010 NT Muster is untold stories and Jess music will be the perfect entertainment supporting this theme. Ms McCarthy said Ms Ribeiro and her band, The Bone Collectors, were inspired by an ancient myth about a spirit who wanders the desert collecting bones and sings them back to life. Ms Ribeiro said their songs were a mix of acoustic, folk and country. This years Muster will include 40 NT tourism operators promoting over 60 travel products in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Ms McCarthy said the tourism industry was highly competitive and that events like the Muster were important in promoting NT tourism. Many Australians still book holidays through travel agents, and often the travel agents personal suggestions are followed by the consumers with holiday bookings, so it important we hold events like the NT Muster, Ms McCarthy said. Ms Ribeiro is in Sydney promoting her music and is expected to return to the NT after the Muster in April. Mills woos Hobbit Air despite safety record ByNIGELADLAM A TERRITORY politician is trying to woo an airline with an atrocious safety record to the Top End. CLP Leader Terry Mills is to have talks with Lion Air about flying to Darwin even though the airline has lost two jets in five years. He said it was extremely unlikely that Garuda would resume flights to the NT any time soon. But he had been encouraged by the Indonesian Transport Minister to talk to Lion Air, which he called a rapidly expanding fullservice Indonesian carrier. Lion Air has such a poor safety record that it is banned from flying to European Union countries. One of its planes crashed in 2004, killing 25 people. Another was written off after a pileup on take-off in 2002, this time with no fatalities. The airline also had several serious incidents in late 2007, including the loss of a 3m long piece of exhaust from a jet on a runway. Other mishaps include: MARCH 2006: Flight 8987 after landing at Juanda, a reverse thrust declared out of order was used, causing the aircraft to veer to the right and skid off the runway coming to rest 2000m away. The plane cost $3 million to repair. DECEMBER 2006: Flight 792 plane landed hard and skidded along runway, causing right main landing gear to detach, the left gear to protrude through the wing and the aircraft fuselage to wrinkle. Nobody was killed. MARCH 2009: Flight 793 a jet overran the runway in Jakarta in heavy rain. Nobody was killed, and DECEMBER 2009: Flight 391 plane overran Pekanbaru runway. Nobody killed but airport was closed while jet was towed away. Lions jets have 26 more seats than standard Boeing 737s used by Qantas and Virgin Blue, giving it an edge in operating costs. But the tight squeeze onboard has prompted passengers to nickname it Hobbit Air. Lion was due to start an Australian operation with SkyAirWorld last year, but that Brisbane-based airline went bust. POLICE have always been held in particularly high regard by people in the Northern Territory. EDITORIAL: Page 12 DARWIN: Bagot Rd; Dick Ward Drive; Ross Smith Ave; Stuart Highway. NORTHERN SUBURBS: Henbury Ave; Lee Point Rd; Rocklands Drive; Rothdale Rd. PALMERSTON: Chung Wah Tce; Essington Ave; Roystonea Ave; Stuart Highway. RURAL: Howard Springs Rd; Stuart Highway, Coolalinga; Stuart Highway, Noonamah; Stuart Highway, Howard Springs. STARPOWER: Darwins Jess Ribeiro is the new face of theNT tourism industry

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