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The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019



The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019

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16 NEWS WEDNESDAY MAY 15 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 drinks as containing sugar. Cancer Council Healthy Lifestyles Campaign Manager Alison McAleese said beverage manufacturers have created a health halo around vitamin drinks promoting them with terms like focus, nutrient and smart. One of the big problems is these drinks are sold in 500ml containers and this means consumers who drink the whole bottle are consuming up to 29 grams of sugar, nudging the 30 gram or six-teaspoon ideal daily limit set by the World Health Organisation. Soft drinks and flavoured milks can have so much sugar THE popularity of online banking has forced a popular Winnellie branch to close its doors. ANZ Winnellie announced to customers this week it would shut down next month after seeing a decrease in faceto-face banking. ANZ Northern Queensland and Northern Territory general manager Tony Tapsall said it was a difficult but necessary decision. Of the customers with their home branch at Winnellie, only 6 per cent use the branch for their transactions, with more than 86 per cent preferring online options, he said. The decision to close the branch is one we did not come to quickly and we apologise for the inconvenience we understand it will cause some of our customers. Mr Tapsall said preference for online services was a growing trend. brewery, she said. I dont really care about anything else they took I would like my engagement ring back. Ms McKenzie said someone must have been watching their home, waiting for an opportune moment to strike just a week out from selling their home. She asked parents to check their childrens breath for stout and clothes for glass but said there would be no questions asked if her engagement ring was safely returned to her letterbox. THE courageous female British aviator attempting to retrace the 1930 route from London to Darwin of the history-making Amy Johnson has started her daring mission. British pilot Amanda Harrison, 46, is four days into her 19-day, 17,588km expedition in her de Havilland Tiger Moth. On board her vintage biplane is a survival kit with shark repellent and a lifeboat. Harrison, whose day job is flying corporate jets, will fly across 20 countries, with 37 stops, along a similar route to that undertaken by Johnson around 90 years ago. Johnson, her inspiration for the flight, was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 and set a string of other records throughout her career. She left Croydon Airport on May 5, Pilots historic flight takes off 1930 in a second-hand Gipsy Moth called Jason and arrived in Darwin on May 24. Harrison hails Johnson as one of the most influential and inspirational women of the 20th century and hopes her reenactment will also inspire others. She told British media she was both nervous and excited shortly before taking off from Croydon in the rain. This flight is now much bigger than me, it involves all those people who are going to be helping me on the ground, she told the media. Ill be meeting female pilots in nearly all of the countries I go to. GARY SHIPWAY Solo pilot Amanda Harrison Vitamin water a sugary trap THEY are sold as the healthy alternative to soft drinks but one in two Australians are unaware a single bottle of vitamin water contains almost an entire days intake of added sugar. A new survey has found up to one in three Australians also dont know flavoured milk, fruit juices, iced teas and sports drinks are loaded with enough added sugars to reach or exceed recommended daily limits. The warning comes as Australias health ministers consider whether to introduce tough new front-of-pack warning labels on food and drink with high sugar content. The LiveLighter public education campaign surveyed 2000 Australian adults asking them what they considered a sugary drink. More than nine in 10 of those surveyed listed soft drinks as sugary drinks but less than half (48 per cent) named flavoured waters, and a third failed to identify flavoured milk, fruit juice, sports drinks and fruit drinking a 500 ml bottle means you exceed the daily limit. People may be shocked to know some of these drinks have as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar. Water is always the best choice and your body will thank you for it in the long run, LiveLighter and Cancer Council spokesman Steve Pratt said. Australian Bureau of Statistics surveys have identified sugary drinks as the largest source of added sugar in the diets of Australians. LiveLighter wants changes to food labelling to help people make healthier choices. Three quarters of Australians support such a change. Its time to give people the information they want and need, Mr Pratt said. Health groups also want a sugar tax of 20 per cent to cut consumption of sugary drinks. In Mexico, consumption of sugary drinks fell 5.5 per cent in the first year after a sugar tax was introduced, followed by a 9.7 per cent decline in the second year. SUE DUNLEVY These drinks have as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar S T E V E P R A T T Online competition shuts banking hub Across the nation we are seeing an increasing trend across many services to move to digital options for easier access, he said. Employees will be offered opportunities within the company. ANZ is in discussions with branch staff and continues to support them through this adjustment period, Mr Tapsall said. ANZ Winnellie will close on June 25. Carol McKenzie grasps her sons ashes after a break-in on Sunday night Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD THIEVES have stolen an invaluable engagement ring from a Karama couple, disturbing the ashes of their late son in the process. Bromeliad Bed and Breakfast owner Carol McKenzie was shocked at how disrespectful the thieves could be, after they broke in while her and her husband briefly left their home on Sunday night. They opened my sons ashes, it quite clearly says its from the Darwin funeral Heartless thieves disturb sons ashes parlour and quite clearly is not anything of value (to them) that is so bad, she said. I dont believe they took any but they must have freaked out when they opened up the box. I just hope some spirit comes along and puts a bit of karma back on them. An almost 60-year-old engagement ring that had been resting on her bedside table was taken by the thieves. I dont mind they dropped a bottle of stout and our bedroom stinks like a WILL ZWAR 2019 NT Electoral Boundary Redistribution Public notice Submitting objections on first proposed redistribution Email: secretariat.ntec@nt.gov.au Post: GPO Box 2419, Darwin NT 0801 Hand deliver: NTEC, Level 3, TCG Centre, 80 Mitchell Street Darwin Note: Please check receipt of material by calling the number below. More information: www.ntec.nt.gov.au or call 08 8999 5000 Trevor Riley, Chair - Redistribution Committee 15 May 2019 Invitation for objections against first proposed redistribution The Redistribution Committee has undertaken a first proposed redistribution of the Northern Territory into divisions for the Legislative Assembly in accordance with Part 8 of the Electoral Act 2004. The committees report and maps showing the proposed names and boundaries are available on the redistribution website www.ntec.nt.gov.au and in hard copy at the NT Electoral Commission (NTEC) office in Darwin. The committee now invites objections to the first proposed redistribution. Objections must be made, in writing, to the Redistribution Committee by close of business on Friday, 14 June 2019.

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