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The Northern Territory news Mon 16 Mar 2020



The Northern Territory news Mon 16 Mar 2020

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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02 NEWS MONDAY MARCH 16 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 General inquiries: 8944 9900 Classifieds: 13 11 13 Business advertising: 1300 857 202 Circulation: 1800 639 700 Online: www.ntnews.com.au Editorial email: news@ntnews.com.au Other inquiries: online@ntnews.com.au Wicking ...........................12 Your say..........................12 World .............................. 14 Andrew Bolt ................... 15 Money Saver HQ ...........23 Comics ............................ 16 Television.......................16 Horoscopes.....................17 Sudoku............................17 Mega crossword ............ 18 Buy Search Sell ..............27 Weather.........................39 Sports update ............... 30 Racing .............................19In si de IndexContactsIslands big game IT MAY have gone ahead without visitors from the mainland, but that didnt bother the local footy fans who came out to celebrate the Tiwi Islands big game. The locals enjoyed the day despite fears of the coronavirus. P9, SPORT: FULL STORY THE next Power and Water Corporation boss will take home a hefty $360,000 pay packet including superannuation and company car, with the role now listed on the governments employment website. Chief Minister Michael Gunner sacked previous P & WC chief executive Michael Thomson along with Territory Generation CEO Tim Duignan in December in response New power boss to get $360k pay deal JASON WALLS to their unacceptable hand ling of a nine-hour blackout in Alice Springs. In return for the six-figure salary, the new head honcho will be expected to assist the board and chair John Langoulant in leading and progressing the organisations strategic imperatives, operating model and drive for cultural transformation. Key responsibilities include ensuring accountability is established at all levels of the corporation and maintaining a high profile with the media, politicians, government departments, business, unions and the community. Provide leadership through the development of relevant policy, research and media comment on power, water and gas issues for both urban and regional and remote communities, the ad reads. Create an environment that promotes high performance and high levels of employee engagement, continuing the work on the de sired people and safety culture outcomes. Focus on building existing workforce capability; and managing the balance of new hires through effective talent and succession planning. Assure legal and regulatory compliance; and ensure there is a program to monitor and review compliance to legislation. The Utilities Commissioner conducted an independent investigation into the Alice Springs system-wide power outage in October and Mr Gunner told ABC radio at the time the inquiry found an unacceptable level of preparedness for this incident. No work had been done essentially for when this occurred to know how to respond, he said. That led to the confusion and delays in getting the power back on. All of this is unacceptable, which is why we acted swiftly and decisively because the people of Alice Springs do deserve to have their power on. Market in good shape THE nations housing market looks resilient in the face of initial coronavirus concerns, property data analysts say. CoreLogic data yesterday shows auction markets remain strong, with a 70 per cent preliminary clearance rate from 2220 homes across the countrys capital cities. With uncertainty rising and confidence slipping as the coronavirus outbreak becomes more widespread, there is some downside risk that housing activity will reduce which could weigh on auction markets over coming weeks. However, based on the early auction results this week, the housing market has proven to be relatively resilient so far, the CoreLogic weekend market summary read. Sydney topped the weeks auction clearance rates with 74.6 per cent from 749 actions held. G O L F W I N A ~* Terms & Conditions: Duration of the promotion 17th February 2020 to 28th March 2020. Must be over 18 years of age as of the major event date March 28th 2020. Multiple entries are permitted, however only 1 Golden Key per person permitted. Golden Keys cannot be transferred to a 3rd person. The Golden Key holder and the Golden Key MUST be present at the Saturday 28th Major Draw Event by 11am ACT to qualify for the final Key Fob Draw. If any Golden Key holders are not in attendance at 11am ACT March 28th 2020 a second round of wildcard draws will be conducted from the people in attendance to distribute remaining Key Fob draw places. Winning Vehicle Details - Indium Grey Metallic Volkswagen Golf Trendline DSG with Drivers Assistance Package. RRP - $29,090. For full T &Cs and competition details visit darwinvolkswagen.com.au/win-a-golf. Will be given away at the event! March 28th, Volkswagen Showroom 20 keys to be won, and every key is a winner! Time flies when youre having fun, and one way to have a lot of it is by winning your very own sporty Volkswagen Golf. There are special Booty Prizes for runners up, and one lucky person will be driving home with the ultimate prize of a Golf Trendline thanks to Darwin Volkswagen and Darwin Motor Group. Theres lots of ways to enter: 1. Service your vehicle at Darwin Motor Group 364 Stuart Highway, Winnellie | 08 8946 4466. 2. Test drive a Volkswagen at Darwin Motor Group, call to book on 08 8946 4748. 3. Register at darwinvolkswagen.com.au/win-a-golf and listen to Hot100FM for your cue to call to win. BONUS KEY Volkswagen

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