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The Northern Territory news Thu 11 Jun 2020



The Northern Territory news Thu 11 Jun 2020

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

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02 NEWS THURSDAY JUNE 11 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 Super Snaps....................13 Entertainment...............24 Quiz.................................25 Comics............................25 Television.......................25 Horoscopes ................... 26 Sudoku...........................26 Fishing............................27 Buy Search Sell..............28 Weather.........................39 Sports update................29 Racing .............................19In si de IndexContacts$9m Dundee plan A TOURISM business in a Top End seaside town has lodged plans for a $9 million expansion that will turn it into a one-stop shop for travellers. Lodge of Dundee is planning to completely refurbish its existing caravan park. P18: FULL STORY The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. 3 43 6 28 33 14 37 11SUPPS Wednesday Lotto Wednesday 10-6-20 Draw No. 3981 Greek festival is on WILL ZWAR will.zwar@news.com.au A NEW one-day Greek event will take the place of the beloved GleNTi festival this year, with hopes the two will coexist in years to come. Greek Orthodox community president Nick Poniris said the yet-to-be-named one-day festival would take place on July 25, incorporating a full day of fun. We want to make this a regular one-day event every July after GleNTi, he said. Its giving people a feelgood moment so lets get out and have a party, put our heads down and appreciate were in a lucky region. Its best to have one good shot on one day, make it work, make it worthwhile, therefore the family can get out and make the most of it. Mr Poniris said he hoped the new festival would be a great opportunity for Territorians to enjoy life again. The intention is to showcase our three little Greek community bands, hopefully a Greek DJ, the Greek Zumba, Greek dancing, the classic plate-breaking dancing sessions and the traditional Greek sweets, which are all handmade locally, he said. There wont be a cultural event because itll be too hard, itll mainly be food, drink, costume, laughter, music for a big part of the day and plenty of offerings. The GleNTi event usually draws 40,000 visitors to indulge in souvlaki, octopus and yiros, however there is expected to be much fewer at the new event. It means there will still be a Greek festival of some form for the 32nd year running. Peter Andreou, from Tip Top Snacks Greek Takeaway, said news there would be a Greek festival, which would run alongside GleNTi in years to come, was fantastic. Darwin at this point in time needs something like this more than ever because of the scenario going on around the world, coronavirus, racism, it needs something like this for people to get out and get away from everything, he said. I was so excited and glad that something like this is happening. Mr Poniris said details such as the location and expected capacity would be determined in a number of meetings taking place in the coming weeks. Peter Andreou from Tip Top Snacks Greek Takeaway is all fired up Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD ITS GIVING PEOPLE A FEEL-GOOD MOMENT. LETS GET OUT AND HAVE A PARTY, PUT OUR HEADS DOWN AND APPRECIATE WERE IN A LUCKY REGION GREEK LEADER NICK PONIRIS by Japanese bombers in the Timor Sea. The 18-year-old strapped himself to an anti-aircraft gun as the vessel went down and is credited with saving the lives of 49 crew. Quarantine failure costly A 23-year-old woman has been slapped with a $1099 fine after breaching her mandatory coronavirus quarantine in Central Australia. The woman had been staying in a hotel in Alice Springs when she left her accommodation. The infringement penalty for an individual is $1099 and $5495 for a business. NT Police and Environmental Health Officers continue to undertake compliance activities. To date 14,945 compliance checks have now been completed and 63 fines issued. CLP stands by Farmer after alleged drink drive COUNTRY Liberal Party candidate for Arafura Gibson Farmer Illortaminni will still contest the seat in the coming election despite a looming court appearance on a drink driving allegation. Mr Farmer was caught allegedly drink driving on Sunday at 6.45pm on Dick Ward Dr, Fannie Bay. Police allege he blew a medium-range blood alcohol reading of 0.108 per cent and was handed a notice to appear in court. Mr Farmer said he made a mistake and thought he was OK to drive. I may have made a mistake on how much alcohol I had to drink. I thought I was OK and Im getting legal advice. It goes to show that you can never be too cautious when it comes to drinking and driving, he said. Despite the incident, Opposition leader Lia Finocchiaro said Mr Farmer would still stand as a candidate for the CLP in the August election. Gibson Farmer is very remorseful of his actions. We all know the dangers of drink driving. Despite the incident, Gibson remains a proud and effective representative for his community and will remain the CLPs candidate for Arafura, she said. CLP president Ron Kelly said anyone breaking the law would face the consequences. Anyone who drinks and drives is a bloody idiot, he said. Panel to assess war hero PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has commissioned an expert panel to review the decision to deny war hero Teddy Sheean a posthumous Victoria Cross. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced the move yesterday, saying there needed to be compelling evidence to award honours retrospectively. Former Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson will lead the panel, which also includes barrister David Bennett QC and Peter Shergold, who was once Australias top public servant. Sheean died in 1942 when the HMAS Armidale was sunk A painting of Teddy Sheean Kakadu Tourism is an indigenous owned collection of Kakadu wetland cruises, 4WD Kakadu tours, cultural experiences and Kakadu accommodation. It is the largest collection of facilities catering to tourism in Kakadu and is focused on positive indigenous outcomes. With Kakadu Tourism you can experience it all! BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS BOOK NOW www.kakadutourism.com *For full terms and conditions see website. NT LOCALS RATE AT THE CROC From $139 per night*

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