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The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019



The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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04 NEWS FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 2019 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Chance to reel in a fortune CENTRALIANS like to show those Top Enders how much better we are, so what better way than taking their cold, hard cash? The latest season of the Million Dollar Fish competition kicked off this week, seeing 126 tagged barramundi up for grabs. Six are carrying the $1 million jackpot while 100 more are worth $10,000. Another 20 purple-tagged fish are worth $5000 each, to be split between the fisho who snags them and a charity of their choice. The tagged fish have been released into waterways across Katherine, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Darwin and the Tiwi Islands, encouraging people to visit and explore the Territorys world-renowned fishing spots. With flowing water pretty hard to come by in Alice Springs, locals would have to travel north for their chance to snag the top prize and pry it away from Darwins hands. Competition sponsor BetEasys Brad Fanning said more than 35 people had won more than $300,000 in prize money since the competition began in 2015. Once the $1 million fish is caught and verified, the remaining five barramundi with $1 million tags will become $10,000 fish. The competition runs until March 31 next year but if the $1 million fish is not caught within the competition time frame, the six fish will remain active post-competition until September 30. Driving through the heart of Australia THE Old Ghan Museum is having a huge lawn sale tomorrow to raise funds to refurbish the Mini Ghan Rail. Running from 9am to 1pm at the Old Ghan Museum, Melbourne based Lorie Norton will be on hand in his Leyland Double Decker OPD2 to ensure punters have coffee in hand. Members of the community are encouraged to make a donation to tour the 70-year-old renovated bus, with 100 per cent of donations passed on to Elis Gift, a foundation that aims to alleviate the financial burden on families with sick children. Naming the bus Corazn, or heart in Spanish, Mr Norton is hoping to reach Uluru in the next few days after he leaves Alice Springs. I figured if Im not going to be home in Melbourne, Ill take the heart back to the heart of Australia. Its just one stop on a nationwide tour to remind Australians that they dont need to wait for tragedy to hit before they give back to the community. I found a bus in a paddock and followed a dream to help others, Mr Norton said. Even if you havent had something happen, start building your karma now. Visit https://www.elisgift.org.au/ to donate. Lorie Norton pictured next to his Leyland Double Decker OPD2. Picture: GIZELLE GHIDELLA 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 CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUNG TERRITORIANS Last week, it was a pleasure to see young Territorians expressing a strong view on the need to do more to address climate change. There is irrefutable scientifi c evidence that climate change needs to be addressed and urgently. In the process, there are many opportunities for the Territory. They include large scale solar farms such as the Sun Cable project thats underway already. Existing and new industry in the NT could also be electrifi ed with solar power. Beyond Zero Emissions recently presented one inspiring vision of the numerous options for Territorians. So what a sad surprise it was last week to see the NTs newly appointed CLP Senator advocating nuclear power, more fossil fuels, and slamming renewable energy as a hoax. The Senator should instead look at the Territory Governments new Climate Change Response. It points out that climate change threatens everything that makes the Territory lifestyle great; Extreme weather events are now a trend. Bushfi res are starting earlier and are more intense. Mangroves, which act as fi sh nurseries, are also aff ected. And CSIRO saying we are in danger of losing Kakadus freshwater fl oodplains. Thank you to young Territorians for demanding more urgent action on Climate Change.

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