The Northern Territory news Sat 31 Jul 2021
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SATURDAY JULY 31 2021 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA One Mile Brewery co-owners Stewie Brown and Bardy Bayram are hosting the BAR-BQ festival this weekend. Picture: Glenn Campbell LOCAL acts and local products will take centre stage when One Mile Brewing Company hosts its annual BAR-BQ Lot Festival this Saturday. Located at 111 Coonawarra Rd in Winnellie the event will provide great entertainment and food for the whole family from 10am to midnight. There will be live music including some of Darwins best performers such as David Garnham and The Reasons To Live, Barry Brown and The Getdown, NEO, Bella Maree and DJ Tom. And to complement they will be joined by some of Darwins best food vendors including Smokey Js, ZZAN and One Mile Brewery beer-infused bratwurst sausages. One Mile Brewing Company coowner Bardy Bayram said the whole team were excited to be able to host the event for the third year. Were always excited to be able to host these events especially in these tough times, Mr Bayram said. We always push local and thats what we have here, local acts and local products that will provide a great, fun day for everyone. NATHANIEL CHAMBERS BEERS AND A BARBIE ON OFFER AT FESTIVAL POPULAR health and beauty retailer Priceline has left Darwin after closing the doors of its Casuarina Square premises last week. The NT News understands Pricelines lease of the premises recently expired, and the landlord served the pharmacy a notice to vacate after opting to lease the space to a different tenant. A Casuarina Square spokesman said Priceline had elected to leave its former premises following the expiry of its lease. However, he said a new pharmacy operator Wizard Pharmacy would be taking over the space, and was expected to open in December. Casuarina Square place great importance on providing a retail mix that meets the needs of our customers, and we are pleased to announce the arrival of Wizard Pharmacy, who will be opening in the near future, he said. A spokeswoman for Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API), which owns the Priceline brand, said the retailer was disappointed to leave Casuarina Square. Disappointingly the lease for Priceline, Casuarina Square has expired, she said. Unfortunately the landlord has leased the space to another tenant. In an email sent to members last week, Priceline said this isnt goodbye. Popular pharmacy Priceline closes Darwin store ALICIA PERERA A GRAND EVENT THE Territory will celebrate its first ever Grandparents Day after the Council of the Ageing NT launched the event. This is an important milestone for our organisation, chief executive Sue Shearer said. We have been working towards a Grandparents Day event for the Northern Territory since 2014. Thanks to the support of Territory Families, Housing and Communities and our sponsors, NBN and Life Without Barriers, we are proud to announce the first ever Grandparents Day for the NT on Sunday, 31 October. More information is available at ntgrandparentsday.org.auPriceline has closed at Casuarina. Property prices to rise further as listings dive NEW residential property listings in Darwin have plunged since the Covid-19 lockdown, putting further upwards pressure on prices in the citys already booming real estate market, according to fresh data. New figures from CoreLogic show the number of new listings in Darwin was trending consistently upwards throughout 2021 until late June, when it suddenly dropped off a cliff. That number has fallen a huge 46 per cent, to a level slightly below the citys fiveyear average, in the time since then. The figures also show the drop in new listings has affected Darwins total number of active listings, which have been tracking 29 per cent below their five year average for the past four weeks. CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said the data showed the steep drop-off in new listings in Darwin coincided perfectly with the start of the citys five-day Covid-19 lockdown last month, with listing numbers taking a dive from exactly Sunday, June 27 the day the lockdown was announced and came into effect. He said in good news for sellers, the sharp fall in supply could place even more pressure on property prices in Darwin. We know Darwin has been one of the hottest markets in Australia lately, he said. Values are up 21 per cent in the past year thats the strongest growth rate of any capital, and a big part of that is demand is outweighing supply. A further reduction in supply could tighten that situation further. Mr Lawless also said the drop in new listings was typical of any capital city recently out of lockdown and numbers would likely bounce back to their former level in coming weeks, though the Darwin markets recovery was taking longer than most. The surprising thing about Darwin is that it moved out of lockdown quite quickly, and (the lockdown) was quite brief, but we havent seen real estate agents becoming that active just yet, he said. That could be a sign of more sensitivity in the market, probably due to the fact that Darwin went through a sustained downturn between 2014 and 2019. Real Estate Institute of the NT (REINT) chief executive Quentin Kilian said the drop in new listings Darwin had experienced could be the result of an ongoing shortage of stock in the city rather than the recent Covid-19 lockdown, given how short it had been. However, he said any reduction in the number of properties advertised for sale was likely to drive prices up even further, making now an ideal time to sell. FIND YOUR DREAM HOME IN THE NT NEWS REAL ESTATE GUIDE, INSIDE TODAYS PAPER. ALICIA PERERA A FESTIVAL to celebrate the Northern Territorys international students and multicultural community will be held today at the Darwin Waterfront. Local volunteer group Kindness Shake have organised the festival with Charles Darwin University sponsoring the event. More than 2000 people are expected to attend with multicultural performances, food stalls, games and community stalls on offer. Kindness Shake co-founder and a CDU alumnus Ben Poveda-Alfonso said CDUs support had allowed them to share the diverse culture of CDU. It was about time for the Northern Territory to experience first-hand the incredible talents and rich cultures that international students bring to Australia, Mr Poveda-Alfonso said. The Kindness Festival will be held at Darwin Waterfront from 4pm-10pm on Saturday. Chance to toast culture JUDITH AISTHORPE A NEW website that aims to connect Territory artists with global audiences has launched in Darwin. ChannelNT features short videos of the Territorys most celebrated, emerging and untapped artists and covers art forms from sustainable sculpting to musical performances and even the art of tattooing. The website is the brain child of content director Rick Knight, who said the idea was born last year after he piloted an online music streaming service for NT musicians, which became popular with audiences at home due to Covid-19 restrictions. Id had several conversations with artists who were keen to find a new audience during Covid-19 restrictions and this was a simple concept that grew organically into a way we could merge video content production skills with artists who wanted to tell their unique story and share their artistic message, he said. Streaming art website launches JASON WALLS