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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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NEWS Wednesday January 24, 2018KATHERINETIMES6 katherinetimes.com.au THE NT Government is recruiting auxiliary police officers, including for Katherine. Auxiliary Police Officers are sworn members who provide support for the Northern Territory Police in crucial roles in three main employment streams: Communications, Front Counter orWatch House. Head to the 'Careers' page on the NTPES website to find out more. Applications close February 16. RECRUITING FOR AUXILIARY POLICE KATHERINE doctor Peter Wyllie and his mates featured in a hair-raising film shown at Cinema 3 last Wednesday night. Dr Wyllie, who works at Gorge Health and the Katherine Hospital, combines a passion for rock climbing and BASE jumping. Last year, Dr Wyllie and five friends embarked on a quest to climb, and then BASE jump 'The Lorax', a formidable climb on Frenchman's Cap in remote western Tasmania. They have made a short film about their adventure, calledThe Lorax Project. Surrounded by some of the most pristine wilderness in all of Australia, they contend with extreme weather and rugged terrain, relying on each other's skills and humour to reach their goal.They trekked for two days to reach the mountain and tackled a gruelling 10-hour rock climb before jumping off. BASE jumps are generally made from much lower altitudes than skydives, and are consideredmore dangerous. The 38-year-old Katherine doctor is a veteran of 700 jumps. Doctors hair raising film HIGH DIVE: Not for the faint hearted. Picture: Kamil Sustiak. Violent crime has spiked THE combination of alcohol and domestic violence continue to worry police in Katherine. But property crime is falling, police say. In releasing the latest crime statistics, Commander Matthew Hollamby said November saw the lowest number of property crimes reported in Katherine in the past five months, taking total property crime to 15 per cent lower this financial year compared to the same period last financial year. This was a positive for the community leading into the Christmas period. Home security is a feature of policing operations and the community can help by undertaking basic security measures, including locking your doors at night or when your home or car is unattended, Commander Hollamby said. He said despite the positive outcome in property offences, the number of reported assaults spiked during November. The involvement of alcohol and domestic violence continue to be dominant factors in violent crime, and NT Police continue to place significant emphasis on reducing domestic violence. Crime statistics Katherine (December 2016 to December 2017): Assault 514 (up 16.6 per cent). Domestic violence related assault 338 (up 8.7 per cent). Alcohol related assault 341 (up 10.7 per cent). Sexual assault 33 (up 10 per cent). House break-ins 108 (up 12.5 per cent). Commercial break-ins 98 (up 22.5 per cent).Motor vehicle theft 76 (down 17.4 per cent). Property Damage 296 (up 5.3 per cent). Commander Hollamby said in Nhulunbuy, both property and violent crime abated during the month of November 2017 to return to generally low rates. Unfortunately, alcohol and domestic violence continue to feature as factors in these statistics. Police at Nhulunbuy continue to work closely with local service providers to target the causal factors of crime. He said we are now in the cyclone and flood season and residents should have prepared their basic emergency kits. BY CHRIS MCLENNAN Classes starting soon | cdu.edu.au/studyvet | 1300 150 939 Some people see things others dont We know some people see the world in a unique way, often seeing solutions that others dont. What do you see? Is it your first job on the horizon, a change of occupation, a promotion, or a way to channel your interests into a lifetime career? Choose from over 150 Certificate I-IV and Diploma qualifications with CDU the NTs leading VET provider. With recognition of existing skills and flexible study options, you could be qualified sooner than you think. Come and see more with us. STUDY IN KATHERINE Agriculture Rural Operations Childrens Services Business Automotive Civil Construction SHORT COURSES Basic Welding Chainsaw Operators Basic Maintenance Side-by-side Utility Vehicle Quad-bikes Chemical Accreditation 4WD Operation/Recovery COURSES AVAILABLE AT OTHER CAMPUSES OR ONLINE Primary Industries and Trades Business Administration and IT Health and Community Services Hair, Beauty and Retail Services Tourism and Hospitality Creative Arts R T O P ro vi d e r N o . 0 3 7 3 | C R IC O S P ro vi d e r N o . 0 0 3 0 0 K C D U 4 5 5 -K T