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The Northern Territory news Mon 27 Jan 2020



The Northern Territory news Mon 27 Jan 2020

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

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MONDAY JANUARY 27 2020 AUSTRALIA DAY 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA AUSTRALIA DAY started early for plenty of Territorians, with many sleeping out at Hidden Valley to secure their spot on the starting grid for the traditional Variety NT ute run. Others got their exercise in early at the Darwin Waterfront, with the Australia Day Oz Run firing off at 7am. Runners Adam van Wessel, 14, and dad Rob van Wessel ran together, with Adam pipping his old man at the finish. I went pretty well, Im not competitive but its good for me to give it a go, Adam said. Its good that weve done it, its a good run. Its nice to have a day to represent our country because we live in such an amazing place. Australias healthy competitive spirit was on show, with Mr van Wessel insisting that he let his son cross first. We worked together to get up and get it done I did let him win at the end there, he said. Were just wearing our green and gold, trying to represent the country. For many, it seemed the best option for the afternoon was to find a pool and cool off. The Annual Australia Day Ute Run saw a different crowd, with motorists from across the country donning their bogan gear and decking out the utes. With half the proceeds going to Variety Victoria, helping out with the bushfires, some motorists were playing their own part in raising funds All sorts celebrate our day WILL ZWAR will.zwar@news.com.au for those Australians in need. Ive got Fence for Hero on the back of my ute, its fencing for all the volunteer firefighters and farmers in Australia, for all the people whove lost their houses, Richard Chandler said. Weve donated food and pallets, 66 pallets and three truckloads yesterday it makes us Australian. Adding a touch of class to their ute, Natalie Bell and Renee Barratt rolled out in their 1934 Ford V8, brought from New York to Australia and specially customised. Its just a good day for everyone to get together, everyone being Australian and supporting mates and after the bushfires raising money for people in need is pretty important, Ms Barratt said. In another tradition, the Hardman family set up their deck chairs by the Ludmilla flyover, with youngster Kiam, 2, watching the convoy of utes drive past. Weve been here for the last five years, we always come to the same corner, father Kriss Hardman said. Little Kiam loves it, out here waving the flag and getting all the attention, he loves it. Tennant Creek residents started Australia Day with a bang, participating in the Tennant Creek Triathlon before their family fun afternoon at Lake Mary Ann, while Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Litchfield and Wagait all enjoyed celebrations at their local community centres and parks. Natalie Bell and Renee Barratt at Hidden Valley for the annual Variety NT Australia Day Ute run Picture: CHE CHORLEY Adam van Wessel, 14, and dad Rob van Wessel Picture: CHE CHORLEY Kiam Hardman, 2, watches the utes Picture: CHE CHORLEY The finish line of the Australia Day Oz Run Picture: CHE CHORLEY Kym, Jake, 8, Sam, 6, and Paul Rhook with friends Lauren Heaslip, Toni Blewit and Chloe and Kat Lehman at Hidden Valley for the annual Variety NT Australia Day Ute run Picture: CHE CHORLEY 19 Raphael Rd, Winnellie NT (08) 8947 3550 FIND US ON GOOGLE MAP S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CLOSED MONDAYS WHOLESALE BUTCHER SHOP PRODIGY PAINTING Mobile 0407 718 588 www.prodigypainting.com.au Need a hand planning your painting project this weekend Free Quote - 7 days a week Servicing Darwin & Rural areas HOLCO ,mm:w Zii#IM FINE MEAT SUPl'UERS TRAINED APPLICATOR

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