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The Centralian Advocate Fri 26 Mar 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 26 Mar 2021


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FRIDAY MARCH 26 2021 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA TWO boys who allegedly indecently assaulted two women in Casuarina on Tuesday have been released without charge. Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Grieve said the boys approached the women from behind and touched them inappropriately within six minutes of each other. Sen-Sgt Grieve said a 22year-old woman was approached from behind and assaulted by a male youth when entering a unit complex. Soon after a 20-year-old woman was approached in the same carpark and was assaulted. All three then left the area. The first youth, aged 14, was arrested for aggravated assault and released into the custody of his parents without charge, Sen-Sgt Grieve said. He will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Justice Act. Sen-Sgt Grieve said the second boy, 9, couldnt be charged due to his age under criminal responsibility. He was released into the care of his responsible adults. Youths escape charges JASON WALLS Hoon fined for burnout A HOON had his car seized for 48 hours and was fined $700 for doing a burnout in a rural area. The 20-year-old was one of two motorists seen driving onto Mathew Hopkins Rd by police on Wednesday night. A Nissan Pathfinder then performed a burnout before violently swerving back onto the road. The driver also tested positive for cannabis. Detective Senior Sergeant Matthew Akers said: This behaviour will not be tolerated. A NEW crocodile farm for problem crocs has been proposed for the outskirts of Katherine. The farm, which has been planned for a 28ha lot on Uralla Road, Uralla, would house crocodiles of concern that have been relocated from human high-traffic areas by NT Parks and Wildlife rangers. It would launch with four 25m by 25m pens able to hold up to five crocodiles each and would have the capacity to scale up with the addition of more enclosures if needed. The facility has been proposed by Katherine resident Matt Pfitzner, who has previously worked on crocodile farms, and his wife Allison. Mr Pfitzner said the Katherine area needed a new crocodile farm because the nearest facilities for problem crocs were hundreds of kilometres away. Theres nowhere in the Katherine region to take animals like this at the moment, he said. The nearest one to here is in Coolibah, and thats 217km from here. Crocodile numbers in Katherine arent like they are up around Darwin, but there are a few. Theyve caught two out of the gorge this year, and its ones like that we can bring out here. Ive got the facility to do it and the means to start it, so I thought Id give it a crack. Mr Pfitzner said the farm could potentially also generate income by selling crocodile eggs and assist with crocodile research and education. Experienced croc farmer Owen Bluey Pugh, who ran a crocodile farm at Coolibah Station for 30 years, is assisting with the project in an advisory capacity. He said transporting crocs over hundreds of kilometres was expensive, resourceintensive and put an excessive amount of stress on the animals, affecting their health. Theres a constantly growing number of crocs being taken out of river systems in the Katherine region, and we need to have a facility where these animals can be processed, redistributed, or kept for breeding theres all sorts of ways they can go but theres no facility to do that, he said. This is possibly the best solution we have. The proposal is open for public comment until Wednesday, April 7. Plan for new croc farm at K-town ALICIA PERERA Bree Richards from Lola's Pergola serves up some cocktails. Picture: Che Chorley DARWINITES wont have to fly to Bali to enjoy cocktails by the beach with the launch of an inaugural cocktail festival in the city later this year. The Darwin Cocktail Festival will see at least eight Darwin bars take over the Cullen Beach lawns to serve thirsty locals their best cocktails on August 1. There will also be food stores and live entertainment. Organiser Lori Gardiner said she hoped the event would help activate Darwin City and promote the quality of its hospitality venues. We have some really good mixologists here in Darwin, and I want to make people more aware that were not behind the likes of Sydney or Melbourne, were very much in that league, she said. This event really will put us on the map. Tickets to the festival go on sale on Wednesday, April 7. For more information, go to the Darwin Cocktail Festival Facebook page. ALICIA PERERA FESTIVAL MIXES THINGS UP Find more great offers in this weeks liftout! Serving suggestion. Offer ends Tuesday 30 March 2021. Advertised prices apply at Northern Territory stores and are not available at Coles Express. Some products may not be available in all stores and only available while stocks last. Helping lower the cost of Easter favourites Coles Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns 6 Pack Recommended by CHOICE Single sell $3.50 pack SAVE $1 2 for $6 6 2 8 5 4 5 N Tcoles - Value the Australian way

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