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The Centralian Advocate Fri 28 May 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 28 May 2021


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FRIDAY MAY 28 2021 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Katherine cops drug-driver blitz POLICE in Katherine have busted three drug-drivers and one drink-driver within three days. Two men, aged 24 and 46, and a 32year-old woman were pulled over and found with drugs or drug paraphernalia in the car on Tuesday and Wednesday. Police also pulled over a 55-year-old man on Thursday who later returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.143. Powerball Thursday 27-5-21 Draw No 1306 POWERBALL 5 12 10 6 2 24 20 25 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. DARWIN council wont waste the opportunity to refine their kerbside rubbish collection procedure, with a domestic waste audit taking place over the next couple of weeks. Random samples of general waste and recycling will be collected through the audit, with council hoping to use data to develop a new waste strategy. Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said collecting waste disposed at Shoal Bay would help council better distribute and account for waste. Its important for council to understand the types of waste and recycling materials generated by the community and disposed of at our Shoal Bay Waste Management facility, he said. The kerbside domestic waste audit will provide us with baseline data for our waste and recycling collection and disposal strategies that will form part of our waste strategy. The audit will take place between May 30 and June 5. It will focus on 56 categories of waste such as glass, plastic, organics, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper, textiles and fabric. Waste audit wont be a rubbish job WILL ZWAR Port risk refuted LANDBRIDGE, the lease holders of Darwin Port, says the move to have the lease reviewed is scaring off investors and derailing its plans to invest $155m over the next 20 years to expand the ports export capacities. It has refuted claims that its control of the Port is a security risk and warned of future legal action if the lease is scrapped. Landbridge Infrastructure Holdings chief execu tive Vincent Lai told media in Hong Kong that partners with plans to invest in the Darwin port are now having second thoughts because of the threat that the Australian government will revoke the 99-year-lease contract. Mr Lai said since Landbridge took over the Darwin Port operations in 2015, it had inspections by Australia Defence, national port authorities and the NT government. He said the company had participated in a series of legal inspections such as the foreign investment act, all finding it complies with Australias laws. Mr Lai stressed the company was committed to developing and managing Darwin Port which does not involve any security issues. He said Landbridge planned to further invest millions of dollars in the construction of berths for bulk cargo, crude oil, LNG and containers, as well as port industrial parks and associated facilities. It is a business practice that generates mutual benefits it is a normal business exchange and co-operation, he said. Mr Lai pointed to the fact the port now provides about 100 full-time jobs directly to the Darwin community and a further 200 jobs indirectly. He had port data that showed Landbridges investment in the port has increased its handling capacity, with average annual growth of 20 per cent. It showed that by 2020, the total tonnage of ships arriving at the port reached 30 million tonnes, with most of the exports and imports related to Chinese destinations. Mr Lai told the Hong Kong media Landbridge Groups $506 million lease acquisition of Darwin Ports operation was conducted under the premise of following international market norms and local laws. He said the company will consider relevant legal advice or other appropriate ways to protect its lawful rights and interests. GARY SHIPWAY Burger Yard co directors Matt Pratt and John Koenig will open their new burger van, giving away 400 free burgers today. Picture: Che Chorley DARWINS latest burger joint opens today with a Burger Bash, offering 400 free burgers in celebration of International Burger Day. Burger Yard co-director Matt Pratt said the food truck was opening out the back of, and in partnership with, Johnn Johnns ice creamery, with who they would share the outdoor space. We want to help activate Darwins outdoor entertainment and dining, having more of that around the city is going to really help us kick off the dry season, he said. It ties in well with the gelato next door so weve got room here and capability to take the show on the road to do private events. To get your free burger, head down to Johnn Johnns from 5pm. WILL ZWAR BURGERY OPENS WITH 400 FREEBIES D D Helping lower the cost of your weekly shop coles Value the Australian way f~ wt,(rl'(; ye4: i'11~wukr Offer ends Tuesday l June 2027. 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. >-z