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Sunday Territorian Sun 22 Aug 2021



Sunday Territorian Sun 22 Aug 2021


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

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06 NEWS SUNDAY AUGUST 22 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Alice Murphy and Edward Lam are excited to play with the new Woolworths bricks made out of recycled fridges and luggage handles. OLD fridges, swimming goggles and luggage handles are among items recycled to create Woolworths latest collectibles range Woolworths Bricks. The supermarket announced on Sunday customers would soon be able to collect a pack of Bricks with each $30 spent in store. With a total of 40 Bricks made from 80 per cent recycled materials and separately bought baseboards and front doors for an extra $6-$10, customers will be able to build a replica of a sustainable Woolworths Supermarket featuring solar panels, free fruit for kids baskets, checkout registers, car charging stations, trolleys and more. Woolworths chief marketing officer Andrew Hicks said the move to more sustainable collectibles was part of the supermarkets commitment to a greener future. The collection will be made available in coming weeks. VANESSA CROLL GOGGLES TO BUILDING BRICKS Season length no issue I APPLAUD the NT government, Environment Minister Eva Lawler and Dr Tim Clancy for recognising that the length of the goose season has no overall affect to the magpie goose population. I suggested hunters on average went hunting on four occasions, no matter how long the season went for, back in 2018. At the time I was refuted, but fortunately someone looked up the historical BART IRWIN NT FIELD AND GAME records I was quoting and hence now we have a 20-week season. They have reinforced this by the August 16 start to waterfowl hunting on private property. Unfortunately, as soon as it started on Monday, Michael Gunner locked us all up in Darwin and Katherine for three days. This mirrored the Victorian duck season, strangely. They only got a 20-day season because their government isnt as enlightened, but two days after the season opened, they too were locked up for the rest of the duck season. This early start is done to avoid the annual complaints from the local farmers in the Lambells Lagoon area that hunting moves the geese off the reserve on to their fruitladen crops. By allowing earlier hunting on private property these farmers can use hunters as deterrents to the geese on their farms. Hunting does deter geese in the long run. My experience is it takes four years to complete the cycle of behavioural change, but it is worth it to the farmer and hunters alike. A recent study showed that the geese were highly attracted to the fruit, water, shade and green grass under the trees. Wow, who wouldve thought that was more attractive than standing bum deep in fetid swamp water, full of leeches and crocodiles in the burning midday sun with nothing to eat other than mud-encrusted roots. These luxury farm rest homes for geese might explain why even during the hunting season on the hunting reserves geese will still take their chances flying westward over the lines of guns to Club Med, rather than eastwards to Fogg Dam which has been a sanctuary for the past 50 years. If you want to get your eye in for goose season, Sunday Mass practice is on today (Covid-19 restrictions permitting) at the Mickett Creek Shooting Complex range from 9am till noon and again every Friday, from 4pm till 8.30pm. Club guns, ammo and coaching available. All welcome. Parental smoke signals PARENTS who smoke could increase the likelihood of their children developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. US researchers studied more than 90,000 adults and found a link between a parents smoking habits and an increased risk of their children developing the condition when they grew up. The study found a 75 per cent increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in participants who grew up with a smoking parent or parents. Brain study breakthrough A NEW pathway in the human brain that processes the sounds of language has been discovered by researchers at the University of California. The research overturns the previously long-held theory that sounds were received by the brain first, then processed into words. Its now believed sounds and words are processed in parallel by the brain. Its hoped the study could give doctors new ideas on how to treat conditions such as dyslexia. Jobs and dementia PEOPLE who are mentally stimulated at work have a lower risk of dementia in old age, a study has found. Mental stimulation is linked to lower levels of proteins that may prevent the brain forming new connections, which could be a possible explanation behind the findings. An international research team tracked participants for 17 years to see if they developed dementia. Those in demanding and active jobs had a lower risk of dementia. at Darwin FreeSpirit Resort Simply Tropical Wedding... 08 8935 0888 I elements@darwinfreespiritresort.com.au