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The Centralian Advocate Fri 28 May 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 28 May 2021


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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06 NEWS FRIDAY MAY 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 GREAT NORTHERN DARWIN CUP MONDAY 2 AUGUST 2021 Includes Premium Canapes | Premium Beer, Champagne, Wine & Spirits Beverage Package Casual Seating | Race Book | Shaded Premium View Of The Race Course | Access To The Deck Viewing Area | Live Entertainment | Darwin Turf Club General Admission THE ROOF TOP BAR 12:00PM-6:00PM BOOK NOW SILKSDARWIN.COM.AU DARWIN TURF CLUB MEMBERS PRICE $395 NON-DARWIN TURF CLUB MEMBERS PRICE $455 Dreamtime game up in air DARWINs chance to host the Dreamtime game between Richmond and Essendon for a second year may be lost to Perth. The AFL schedule has again been thrown into chaos after Melbournes latest Covid-19 outbreak forced a seven-day lockdown in the city. The Gold Coast Suns were due to play Hawthorn on Saturday, but the NT government border restrictions for Victorians forced the match to be relocated to Sydneys SCG. The annual clash between Richmond and Essendon was transferred to Darwin last year with great success and AFLNT officials want it to happen again. Perths Optus Stadium has emerged as a major rival if the June 5 night game is moved away from the MCG because Richmond is scheduled to play the West Coast in the WA capital a week later. But AFLNT officials remained tight-lipped when contacted by the NT News last night as they await official confirmation from head office in Melbourne that several matches from this weeks Round 11 fixture and Round 12 seven days later will be transferred to other venues. It remains unclear how the lockdown will impact next weeks clash between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions in Alice Springs. The rescheduling of the match has left Suns and Hawks fans disappointed but accepted the decision to move the game interstate. Hawks fan Leigh Crossman said he was disappointed he wouldnt be able to see the Hawks this weekend, hoping to take his son Jed to his second Hawks game and kids Benji and Maisie to their first ever Hawks game but understood the decision. Twenty-four hours makes a big difference but its totally understandable. and the alternative is the virus getting up here, which is a lot worse than having a game of football postponed, he said. Hopefully we get another game up here later this year, whether its Gold coast and Hawthorn, who knows but any game of football would be good. I think well still watch the game but we might go camping with the weather as it is and make the most of the dry season. GREY MORRIS Health authorities identified 13,000 people in the NT who travelled from Victoria after it was declared a hot spot Qantas flirts with jab push IN a bold move to spur on Australias Covid-19 vaccination drive, major airline Qantas is flirting with the idea of offering free frequent flyer points as an incentive to get the jab. In a statement, Qantas announced it is considering offering rewards to people who get both shots of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca. Qantas chief customer officer Stephanie Tully said the unfolding outbreak in Melbourne had highlighted the urgency of the need to get vaccinated, so domestic borders can confidently remain open and the country can begin looking at easing international restrictions. Qantas is a big supporter of Australias vaccine rollout because of what it means for public health, but also because its the key to keeping our domestic borders open and safely restarting international travel as well, she said. GERARD COCKBURN Staff wait for passengers from a Melbourne flight at Darwin Airport. INSET: Disappointed Hawthorn supporters Maisie, 5 Benji, 3, and Jed Crossman, 8. Pictures: Che Chorley/Katrina Bridgeford. lH[E ROOF lOP BAR DARWIN