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The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021



The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021

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

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10 NEWS WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Accusation PM set up Holgate SCOTT Morrison has been accused of a calculated set-up against Christine Holgate and faces demands to reinstate the former Australia Post CEO. Ms Holgate left her role in November after revelations four senior executives had been gifted Cartier watches, costing around $20,000 in total. Prime Minister Scott Morrison lashed the gifts as disgraceful in October and said Ms Holgate had been ordered to stand aside. If she doesnt wish to do that, she can go, he told parliament. But Licensed Post Office Group CEO Angela Cramp told a Senate inquiry on Tuesday that she believed the Prime Ministers intervention was a calculated set-up. How to see the pink supermoon THOSE turning their gaze to the skies last night may have been be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the pink supermoon. Well, its not actually pink but it is certainly bright. According to NASA, the name comes from the pink phlox, a flower in the US that blooms around the same time as the pink moon appears. Supermoon is the unofficial name given to full or new moons that happen when a moon reaches its closest point to earth, which makes it appear bigger and brighter. Theyre not uncommon, and stargazers will be treated to more than one this year. The first was visible on Tuesday night, and the second is due to light up the skies on May 26. Campus making space for boab THE popular boab tree on the Charles Darwin Universitys CBD site will be incorporated into the new campuss design in a way that secures its future. Construction of the campus will align with the CDU Tree Protection Plan, with zones to be established on the site to eliminate the potential for damage to trees by excavation and construction. The boab, which is estimated to be about 140 years old, is also heritage listed and was planted in what was originally the Darwin Adult Education Centre, which previously occupied the site in the 1880s. Arborist Bill Sullivan said there would be a lot of strategy behind ensuring the tree remained healthy during the construction stage and was safely maintained on completion of the campus. Careful planning will be required at all stages of the project to ensure its historical and cultural values are preserved for future generations, he said. Not only will the trees on the site be protected but they also will now be cared for and regularly maintained. Mr Sullivan will also look at protecting 21 Bismarckia Palms on the site boundary through the tree protection plan, which he will develop. Darwin local and CDU student Sevasti Diamandopoulos said students were aware of the importance the tree had to the CBD and wanted it to become a key feature of the education precinct. Its wonderful that the old boab tree will remain a part of the city campus given its so important to the history of Darwin, she said. It will continue to offer shade and shelter for students well into the future. The protection zone around the boab tree will allow for the best environment for the boab. CDU Vice-Chancellor Scott Bowman said plans for the tree incorporated its long-term health. Excavation for the main building had been carefully considered around the tree to not disturb the root system, Professor Bowman said. Upon arborist advice, we are going to build a raised wood deck around the tree to reduce soil compaction from foot traffic impacting the root system. Bill Sullivan, Sevasti Diamandopoulos and Scott Bowman. Picture Glenn Campbell WILL ZWAR Sore Back? You sit in a chair 8 hours a day, make it a good one! Come see our large range of ergonomically designed office chairs When you talk to us you talk to a local SBA Office National 135 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park 08 8944 7979 sbaon.com.au