The Northern Territory news Tue 13 Aug 2019
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TUESDAY AUGUST 13 2019 PALMERSTON AND BEYOND 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Celebrating culture in the Red Centre IT was hard to tell who had more fun at the annual Alice Springs Malayalee Association (AMA) Onam Sports Day, with both little (and big) kids sporting smiles from ear to ear. Held at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Marian Centre, the day started with an assortment of events that included running races and a pancake biting competition. Passionately competitive bouts of tug of war followed, rounded out by a game that included men being dressed in sarees, a traditional garment of Indian women. AMA vice president Priti Easo said that the day was a good chance to meet everyone and mingle, and for the kids to see our culture. Almost all of our kids are born in Australia, so its great to be a part of both worlds. Nine-year-old Olivia Mathew played wedge tail eagle and came third in the year three and four running race. My favourite part was being with my friends and hanging out with them, she said. I really did have fun. I just want to see my friends get medals and be happy for them. Murugan Sabayah Pandian and Manu Kandedath Fantastic fete for old timers THE 2019 Old Timers Fete exceeded all the expectations of the organising committee. Committee president Kerry Lowing said it was absolutely fabulous and raised $57,000 for the residents facilities, with more money coming in. People kept turning up and even more volunteers turned up on the day to help out, she said. The crowd was huge with locals and people from interstate, they kept coming through the gate. It was just a beautiful day. There was a constant line-up at all stalls. The cakes went as quick as a flash, the preserves and plants were also popular and there were so many books. We were still unpacking boxes on the morning. Other popular stalls were the chocolate wheels, face painting and the auction. Ms Lowing said there were only a few items unsold. The fete will continue, she said. I will help on the committee for as long as I am able. Gavin Carpenter, Donna Roulsten and Joan Carpenter Picture: SOCIAL MEDIA NT THE fledgling Australian Country Party in the Territory has broadened its coalition partners in the lead up to the 2020 Territory election. Labour DLP is the latest to join the national party after Seniors United Party of Australia joined in July. Territory ACP chair Eli Melky welcomed the new coalition partner. I am excited about joining forces with Labour DLP and growing the coalition, Mr Melky said. ACP and Labour DLP have a great deal in common with shared values, including a strong social conscience and environmental responsibility and both want to see a dy namic economy for the Territory and indeed Australia. We have to be taken seriously and to do this we need to join forces with other smaller groups with similar views to the ACP. We cannot leave it up to the current lot, who have lost all credibility with Territorians. Labour DLP federal secretary Stephen Campbell said Party joins ACP ranks STEVE MENZIES email@example.com the partys federal executive had agreed to join ACP in coalition with SUPA in the build up towards the 2020 Territory Election. He said Labour DLP was neither Left nor Right as people usually understand those descriptions in Australian politics. Unlike the ALP, it is not dictated to by unions and unlike the Liberal Party, it does not seek to serve the interests of big business, he said. The ACP Coalition will release Territory-based policies that reflect on Territorians concerns, including a strong focus on improving the NT economy, delivering solutions that address the Territorys many social issues and ensuring the Government protects the environment. Councillor Eli Melky MONDAYs & TUESDAYS F RE SOCIAL PLAYERS GRE E N FE E 'S2 1 PalmerstonGol f CoursePalmerstonGol f Course T&C APPLY - INFO R M ATIO N FO R M EM B ER S AND G UESTSFOR BOOKINGS PH ONE US ON 8932 2 681 FOR BOOKINGS PH ONE US ON 8932 2 681 CONNECT WITH WARREN Follow me on social media, connect with me through the website or contact me via the electorate offi ce. @snowdonmp @manwiththemo www.warrensnowdon.com 1300 301 725 Authorised by Warren Snowdon MP, 6 Giles St, Alice Springs 0870. Warren Snowdon Member for Lingiari 2019 STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME Expressions of interest are now open for the 2019 Stronger Communities Programme. The programme provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects that improve community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. There is a total of $150,000 available to Lingiari to fund a maximum of 20 projects. Local government agencies, Incorporated not-for-profi ts and Trustees acting on behalf of a property trust that are responsible for a community asset are eligible to apply. The project must be located in the electorate of Lingiari and applicants must be able to demonstrate matched funding for the project, in cash or in-kind. In 2018 I had the pleasure in supporting 19 projects such as upgrade to the Golf Club facilities on Christmas Island, installation of solar panels for the Green River Aboriginal Corporation, facilities for the 40th Anniversary Freds Pass Show and the refurbishment of the commercial kitchen at the Gap Youth Centre to name a few. I encourage eligible organisations to consider lodging an Expression of Interest for this programme which can be downloaded from my website along with guidelines. EOIs close on the 16th of September 2019. Please give my offi ce a call on 8983 3129 if you have any questions.