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The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009

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

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, December 12, 2009 5 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 5 C O L O R : C M Y K e r2 4 0 6 1 1Servicing the whole Territory 0409 761 265 MERRY XMAS EVERYONE!!! E R 2 4 0 6 0 8 FURNITURE/HOMEWARES/ARTWORK DARWINS LARGEST TEAK, MANGO, RATTAN FURNITURE STORE VIEW TODAY - OPEN 7 DAYS SAT 9 - 4 SUN 10 - 3 8984 4200 420 Stuart Hwy Winnellie MASSIVE XMAS SALE UP TO 50% OFF STOREWIDE 20% Off All Teak, Mango & Rattan m g 2 1 0 3 0 2 NEWS Pearl diver dies after hatchery plunge off NT coast ByREBEKAHCAVANAGH He went down, came upsix minutes later, went down again and then when they pulled him back up he wasnt breathing A DIVER has died while working at a pearl hatchery off the Northern Territory coast. The 36-year-old man is understood to have dived under the water but when he surfaced minutes later he was not breathing. His fellow workers made the mercy dash by boat to the nearest hospital a 48km journey by sea but he was pronounced dead on arrival. The diving accident happened at the Arafura Pearls pearling operation at Elizabeth Bay, about 50km northwest of Gove in Arnhem Land, at 3.15pm on Tuesday. A source told the Northern Territory News the man was only new to the job. He had come up from Victoria and was performing routine farm maintenance work, he said. The water wasnt exceptionally deep but he went down, came up six minutes later, went down again and then when they pulled him back up he wasnt breathing. The workers desperate efforts to resuscitate him while transporting him to the Gove Hospital failed. Doctors declared him dead on arrival in the emergency ward. Police are investigating what caused the mans death. They would not speculate whether the mans oxygen tank was to blame. They are preparing a report for the Territory Coroner. Darwin-based NT WorkSafe investigative officers are also investigating. They flew to the remote pearl hatchery after the death and were still in Nhulunbuy yesterday. The Northern Territory News tried to call Arafura Pearls management but they failed to get back with comment about the incident before publication last night. GREEN FRIENDLY: Dean and Kerry Osborne with a model of their latest environmentally friendly apartment and business development, The Avenue. Picture: FIONA MORRISON Rush for green friendly apartments ByNIGELADLAM REAL ESTATEGUIDE INSIDE APARTMENTS and offices in a new $260 million development were selling like hot cakes yesterday a day before they officially went on sale. The Avenue which will be made up of two almond-shaped towers on the outskirts of Darwin city centre will have nearly 290 apartments, 42 commercial tenancies, a medical centre, a 100-place childcare centre and two restaurants. A sales office opens this morning in Nylander St. But homehunters and business people began slapping down deposits yesterday. The Avenue is being built by brothers and developers Dean and Kerry Osborne. Work starts next Dry and will take 22 months.

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