Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Nov 2019



The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Nov 2019

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

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News Corp Australia

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02 NEWS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 General inquiries: 8944 9900 Classifieds: 13 11 13 Business advertising: 1300 857 202 Circulation: 1800 639 700 Online: www.ntnews.com.au Editorial email: news@ntnews.com.au Other inquiries: online@ntnews.com.au Wicking...........................14 Your say..........................14 World .............................. 21 Superquiz.......................23 Horoscopes ................... 24 Sudoku...........................24 Crossword......................24 Comics............................33 Television.......................33 Shares.............................34 Buy Search Sell..............36 Weather ......................... 55 Sports update................47 Racing.............................25In si de IndexContactsJust get it done AFTER 18 months, people in Tennant Creek are still waiting for the NT Government to start building a residential rehabilitation facility to relieve overcrowding. Barkly Mayor Steve Edgington said it was time it was built. FULL STORY: P9 Artists work aims to feel right at home LUKE HAYES luke.hayes@news.com.au ARTIST Bruce Munro touched down in Darwin yesterday to witness the opening of his latest art installation across the Darwin CBD. Having experienced a great deal of success at the Field of Light at Uluru, the immersive creative has now unleashed his large-scale art expertise in the Top End. Since venturing through the Territory in the early 90s with his then fiance, now wife Serena, Munro has always felt the tugging allure of the NT, even when venturing back to the UK to live. I think theres a bit of magic here, from an artistic point of view, he told the NT News. When I was on those travels, I expected to see interesting places but I didnt expect it to get in my head and heart quite like it did. My inspiration for my work really came from those early days. Munro believes that art, when removed from the clinical environments of museums and galleries, needs to carry the sentiments and feelings of the place around it. Id like to think as a whole, this is about Darwin, and not about me plonking some alien exhibition on the ground, he said. I personally think art doesnt translate well when it has no relationship to the space. The isolation of the Territorys capital adds to the emotive processes that make way for Munros creation. I think Darwin is a unique place on this Earth, he said. There arent many places where youre such a distance from everywhere. And yet all of the modern conveniences make this such an easy place to live. Bruce Munro: Tropical Light Exhibition will run until April 30, 2020. Merg Mikaelian and son Brock, 3, at the launch of Darwin's Festival of Light Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL Experts sound alarm over kids sexting CHILDREN as young as eight are sexting, with an alarming new survey revealing two thirds of young people have sent or received a naked photograph. Results of a shocking national survey show the majority of Australian youth have sent or received an explicit image, with many feeling pressured to do so. One of the nations top cyber safety experts, former cop Susan McClean, said much younger children were engaging in the illegal activity. The youngest Ive had is aged eight and nine, and certainly by grade 6 it ramps up and I dont think I could find a girl at the end of grade 7 that hasnt been asked for nude photos, she said. The amount of young girls that are harassed for nude photos from boys is disturbing and the amount of young boys that share dick pics just for fun is also very disturbing. The survey, of 330 people aged nine to 25 years, by national counselling service Kids Helpline found two thirds of respondents had been involved in sexting. Busted Kiwi bikie facing deportation A 24-YEAR OLD Kiwi bikie is awaiting deportation back to New Zealand. The Mongrel Mob member was arrested during a raid on a Wanguri home yesterday. His visa was cancelled under provisions of the Migration Act which allow Australia to boot out foreigners deemed to pose a risk to the Australian community. Australian Border Force investigations Commander Graeme Grosse said the ABF was focused on disrupting bikie gangs and other criminal syndicates. Any non-citizen with an extensive criminal history and involvement with a criminal organisation can expect to have their Australian visa cancelled and to be removed from Australia, he said. The Territorys top bikie cop, Detective Senior Sergeant Lee Morgan, put foreign crims on notice. 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