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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-06-14

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

News Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/246059

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/804119

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, June 14, 2013. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-JGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Free Metallic Paint Free Stamp Duty Free Registration Free CTP Insurance Exceptional value on a wide range of quattro models* Gripping value across a wide range of quattro all-wheel drive models. *Off er of free CTP insurance, free registration, free stamp duty and free metallic paint is available on new Audi quattro stock vehicles (excluding Q5 and RS4 models) ordered and delivered between 1 May 2013 and 30 June 2013. While stocks last. Excludes fl eet, government and rental buyers. Not available with any other off er except the advertised 0.9% comparison rate off er on A4 quattro models. ^0.9% p.a. comparison rate available to approved personal applicants of Audi Finance** for the fi nancing of new Audi A4 quattro stock vehicles over 36 or 48 months. Balloon restrictions apply. Vehicles must be sold and delivered between 9th May and the 30th June 2013. While stocks last. Standard fees and charges apply. Full conditions are available on application. Not available in conjunction with any other off er except the advertised free CTP, free registration, free stamp duty and free metallic paint off er as it applies to A4 quattro models. Excludes fl eet, government and rental buyers. Audi Finance** reserves the right to extend or change this off er. **Audi Finance is a trading name of Volkswagen Financial Services Australia Pty Limited ABN 20 097 071 460, Australian Credit Licence Number 389344. Comparison rate based on a 5 year secured consumer fi xed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Diff erent terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a diff erent comparison rate. AUDI5741/EOFY/NTN/20x7/1105 674676 Stuart Highway, Berrimah | 08 8947 7790 | audicentredarwin.com.au LMVD366 Off er ends June 30, while stocks last. Visit Audi Centre Darwin today. 0.9% p.a. comparison rate^ available on A4 quattro models ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Airlines do battle with fatter flyers By CLAYTON BENNETT and ROANNE BOLDERY A TOP End aviation company founder has said overweight passengers are becoming a big problem. Hardy Aviation managing director John Hardy said aircraft often were not built large enough to accommodate obese flyers. Its becoming increasingly an issue in the airline industry, Mr Hardy said. These people want to get on seats and they dont fit in . . . the problem is aircraft are built to a certain size. The Territory businessman, who founded the charter company in 1991, said it was not just the large passengers that were affected. If someone plonks beside you and theyre over-large, thats the problem, he said. The person being disadvantaged usually makes a complaint to the company its embarrassing for everybody. He said it was not just a matter of awkwardness when it came to weight on board aircraft: Its a safety issue. Mr Hardy said there were no guidelines from Civil Aviation regarding the matter. He said big passengers could book a larger business seat or two seats to make their trip more comfortable. If anyone weighs more than 150kg, other arrangements are made. We try to help them but most wont help themselves, Mr Hardy said. The comments come after an overweight man was taken off a QantasLink flight from Townsville to Cairns. The passenger a miner in his 40s was believed to have been left behind at Townsville Airport when his original flight was delayed last Friday. But a Qantas spokesman said there was a technical issue with the original aircraft that meant all passengers on the flight were offloaded and accommodated on later flights. As is standard practice, passengers were prioritised, including if they had a connecting flight from Cairns, the airline spokesman said. This particular customer didnt get on the first available flight, however was on the next flight 45 minutes later. A fellow passenger said he could not physically sit beside the man. Quito Washington, pictured with dancer Claire Chandler, has been nominated for an Australian of the Year award Picture: HELEN ORR Quitos in the swing as a hero By MEGAN PALIN A DARWIN man who reckons theres nothing better than carving up the dance floor with a 67-year-old nanna has been nominated in the Local Hero category of the Australian of the Year Awards. Quito Washington was put forward for the prestigious award by a friend for establishing and maintaining Swing Dance NT. I was shocked when I found out, he said. Mr Washington, 45, moved from San Diego in the US to Darwin in 2000. He founded Swing Dance NT in 2009 by offering free lessons, master classes and dress up social dances at various local venues. Its a loose connection for swing dancing enthusiasts, he said. We dont worry about lists or formalities. My main goal is to encourage people to get on the dance floor and teach them five essential moves, and spread the love. Mr Washington said the appeal of swing dancing was broad, with about 177 members of Swing Dance NT. Nominations close August 2. Nominate at australianofthe year.org.au


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