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Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018



Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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North Australian News for Katherine Times

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NEWS Wednesday January 24, 2018KATHERINETIMES4 katherinetimes.com.au SUBWAY is staying put in Katherine. "The shops is only temporarily closed in Katherine," a company spokesman said last week. "Itwill re-open soonunder newmanagement." The spokesman said he was not able to give "a defi nite date" for the re-opening but said "it would be soon". After 10 years in business the franchise announced it was closing its doors last week. The store closure renewed debate over the number of empty stores in Katherines main street. The Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum in September to hear ideas from the community about how to revitalise Katherines CBD. Katherine Times ran a series of stories last year, highlighting the need for a solution. Katherine Subway will re-open SUBWAY RETURNS: A Subway spokesman said the store, on Katherine Terrace, would be opening again soon. Headspace will open its doors in July KATHERINES first federally funded youth mental health service is expected to open in July. Headspace provides 12-25-year-olds with early intervention mental health services. The national organisation helps youth with physical, sexual and mental health and offers drug and alcohol expertise. NT Senator Nigel Scullion announced $830,000 funding for headspace in July last year, but assured funding would be ongoing. Exactly how the service will be provided and accessed, and how it might integrate with existing services in Katherine remains in question. There is no information about where the service will be located nor whether a new building will be constructed or an existing building leased. Headspace centres are scattered around Australia and are set up so young people can access the type of health worker they need. This could be a GP, psy chologist, social worker, alcohol and drug worker, counsellor, vocational worker or youth worker. A number of centres also have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, welfare workers and family therapists, a headspace spokesman said. The Northern Territory Primary Health Network is leading the tender process. Next month, they will announce which local agency will take the lead on delivering the service. NT PHN hosted a community consultation for community residents in the Katherine region on Monday at the Katherine Hospital to discuss the opportunity to fund after hours health services. If you feel distressed call Lifeline at 13 11 14. BY LYDIA LYNCH Headspace will open soon. Whats Happening this Australia Day at the KatherineClub Inc. Friday 26 th January 2018 Big Breakfast BBQ from 7.30am in the carpark $5 per person Face Painting and Balloon Twisting Thong Throwing Competition Watermelon Eating Competition Live Entertainment - Aussie Bush Balladeer Jumping Pillow Fire Truck Old Aussie Cars St Johns and much more All monies raised donated to Dolly's Dream Cnr OShea Terrace and Second Street. Phone: 8972 1250 A W 33 16 20 2 domainrural.com.au Search over 25,000 rural and lifestyle properties DREAMING OF MORE LAND? The Arts NT Register of Peers is a group of arts professionals who assist government with arts funding decisions and policy development by providing e per se and specialist advice across art forms, regions, community and cultural development areas. Arts peers may be selected to par cipate in grant assessment panels, wor ing par es and advisory groups. If selected, peers receive remunera on for si ng fees and approved out of poc et e penses. Appointment to the current register of peers is for the period 2018 to 2020 inclusive. Nomina ons from Aboriginal, young and or remote arts wor ers and arts prac oners are encouraged. ARTS NT REGISTER OF PEERS Join theJoin the APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm Friday 1 March 2018 or further informa on and to apply online visit www.dtc.nt.gov.au or contact Arts NT on 1800 678 237 Image: Bamboo Moon - Corrugated Iron Youth Arts 1316CS