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The Centralian Advocate Fri 28 May 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 28 May 2021


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24 ADVOCATE FRIDAY MAY 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 HAVE YOUR SAY ON ALICE SPRINGS LIBRARY ALICE Springs Town Council is asking the community what it wants to see in the towns public library, opening up a second round of community consultation. The library reimagined project, which has been in discussion since at least 2018, will seek to capture community feedback on aspects including the librarys facilities, design and operational practices. While the first round of consultation was face-to-face, this round is being conducted as an online and hard copy survey. Hard copies of the survey are available at the library, Council reception and the 50 Plus centre. The online survey can be accessed on the councils website. Online surveys must be completed and returned by 5pm, Friday June 4 to astc@astc.nt.gov.au. DUST SET TO FLY AT YULARAS CAMEL CUP HUNDREDS of spectators are expected to watch the dust fly as camels race at Yulara this weekend for the annual Camel Cup. The event is back after being held virtually in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Friday nights lively Calcut ta will give punters the chance to bid on their favourite camel, followed by qualifying races before the big event. The prize pool is estimated to reach $5000. Organiser Chris Hill said that despite crowd numbers being down after the latest Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne which was announced on Wednesday, the show will go on. The town shuts down for the day and everyone gets in there, he said. Proceeds for the event will go to the Royal Flying Doctors. 24 Festival in Light will beam around country ALL eyes will be on the Red Centre this weekend with Alice Springs (Mparntwe) set to be the backdrop for Fox Sports coverage of the NRL Indigenous Round this weekend. Fox Sports travelled to the Red Centre to film NRLs Josh Addo-Carr, who was a speaker at this years Parrtjima A Festival in Light 2021, and the NTs own Danzal Baker OAM, aka Baker Boy. The stars took part in filming when they were in Alice Springs last month. Film crews visited Parrtjima at Alice Springs Desert Park, and captured an exclusive sunset performance by Baker Boy at iconic Simpsons Gap. Baker Boy was accompanied by Addo-Carr, who is from the Gunggandji, Birrbay and Wiradjuri people of New South Wales. The two hope their involvement in the campaign will help celebrate the contribution of indigenous athletes to Australian sport. Baker Boy said travelling to Alice Springs and meeting Addo-Carr felt like we were making something pretty iconic. I grew up watching and playing both AFL and NRL so its a massive privilege to hear my music alongside some of the greats of both games, a real dream come true. The coverage also includes Aboriginal Territory-born Fox League presenter Han nah Hollis interviewing Parrtjima Curator Rhoda Roberts and Addo-Carr. The NRL star, Fox Leagues Indigenous Round Ambassador and 2021 Parrtjima Program Speaker AddoCarr said it was important to recognise the contribution of indigenous athletes, our culture and how weve helped shape the game. Thousands of viewers are expected to tune into Fox Sports NRL coverage at the weekend, which kicked off on Thursday. Major Events Minister Natasha Fyles said the broadcast would be televised nationally showcasing Parrtjima and the Red Centre to millions of Australians, and inspiring them to travel to the heart of the country and experience everything it has to offer. Minister Arts, Culture and Heritage, Chansey Paech said the 2021 festivals artworks and displays will live on this weekend thanks to this partnership. Parrtjima will feature on Fox Sports coverage of the NRL Indigenous Round with Josh Addo-Carr (inset, left) and Baker Boy (inset, right). JASMINE BURKE NT POLICE have arrested and charged a man who allegedly unlawfully entered a Larapinta home and stabbed a woman multiple times on Tuesday night. The 38-year-old man fled the scene following the domestic violence incident, prompting police to call on the public for assistance to locate him. The man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and has since been charged with breaching a domestic violence order, aggravated break-andenter, aggravated assault, and a weapon-related offence. He will face court at a later date. The 41-year-old woman was transported to the Alice Springs Hospital with injuries to her upper body, which were not considered life threatening. It is the third reported stabbing in the Territory in 24 hours, after two related stabbings occurred in the Darwin suburb of Karama on Wednesday night, where a man was killed. Stabbing suspect arrested LEE ROBINSON Cybercrime workshop BUSINESSES can learn how to protect themselves against cybercrime in a free workshop on Monday. Cybersafe NT and the Business Enterprise Centre are holding the workshop for any industry or business, as everyone is a target when it comes to cybercrime. The workshop will be held on May 31 from 9-10am at the Business Enterprise Centre. Register at becnt.com.au/cybersafe. astc@astc.nt.gov.au 8950 0500 alicesprings.nt.gov.au Community Consultation Draft Municipal Plan & Budget Robert Jennings Chief Executive Officer Alice Springs Town Council has released its draft Municipal Plan 2021/2022, including budget estimates for the 2021/22 financial year, for public comment. Copies of the plan are accessible from Councils website and the front desk of the Civic Centre, 93 Todd Street Alice Springs. Comments from the public must be made in writing, attention to the Chief Executive Officer, and received by 5pm, Friday 18 June 2021. For further details, please contact the Director of Corporate Services on 8950 0564. 1 Aavoca1e centralianadvocate.com.au ~Alice Springs TOWN COUNCIL