The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019
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WEDNESDAY MAY 15 2019 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A UNIQUE artistic interpretation of Darwins famous sunsets is up for grabs at this years Darwin Star Ball. Local artist Joshua Bonson donated his latest painting Skin Arafura Sea to raise THREE people have already died in a horror start to the 2019 NT flu season prompting fresh calls from the Health Department for vulnerable Territorians to get vaccinated. A NT Health spokeswoman was not able to confirm where the deaths took place. She did, however, refute rumours that the deaths occurred in a Darwin nursing home. None of the reported deaths were from aged-care facilities, she said. The spokeswoman urged at-risk populations to get a free flu jab including kids aged six months to five years; all Aboriginal people over six months; those aged 65 years or older and pregnant women during any stage of their pregnancies. If more people are vaccinated, less disease will circu Killer flu season strikes late and the number of hospitalisations and deaths from influenza infection will decrease, she said. The influenza vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. It does not contain any live virus, so people cannot catch influenza from having the vaccine. It does take about two weeks after vaccination, however, for the body to develop its protection against influenza. Territorians not eligible for the funded vaccine can buy it from their GP or pharmacy. Last years flu season killed six people. According to the Centre for Disease Controls quarterly disease control bulletin, last years flu season started late but was intense across the Top End. CDC head of disease surveillance Dr Peter Markey said in 2017, there were two separate flu seasons one over the Wet and one in August. LAUREN ROBERTS Health Reporter money for Starlight NT. It is the third time Bonson has donated his artwork to the ball. His piece last year raised $16,000. Bonson was inspired by the ocean and sunset at Fannie Bay and his Jawoyn and Kala Lagaw Ya heritage. The ocean and skyline has cast its spell, stirred the emotions and inspired me to create Arafura Sea, my home, he said. Everything is connected, the land, the water and us. Like the crocodile we are saltwater people with an Artist Joshua Bonson donated his piece Skin Arafura Sea to be auctioned off at the Darwin Star Ball Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD ancient lineage. Darwin Star Ball chairman Justin Coleman was thrilled by the artistic donation. It will really help up to raise as much as we can for Starlight in the NT, with an overall target of $250,000, Mr Coleman said. RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS Artist has his eye on the ball for kids in need Authorised A. Brereton, Australian Labor Party, 3/63 Winnellie Road, Winnellie NT 0820. ADVERTISEMENT SCOTT MORRISON AND THE CLP CUT LOCAL SERVICES IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY TO PAY FOR THEIR $17 BILLION HANDOUT TO THE BIG BANKS PENSION PAYMENTS TO 710 TERRITORY PENSIONERS $41 MILLION FROM TERRITORY SCHOOLS $16 MILLION FROM TERRITORY HOSPITALS CUT CUT CUT
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