The Centralian Advocate Tue 29 Mar 2022
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Tuesday March 29 2022 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA EMERGENCY personnel worked tirelessly to free the occupants of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash in Kakadu National Park at the weekend. CareFlight and Jabiru Community Health Centre workers rushed to the scene of the fatal crash, St John NT operations manager Craig Garraway said. The single car rollover, which occurred about 3am on Saturday, left one of the five passengers dead and the rest with non-life threatening injuries. A 31-year-old died in a single vehicle crash on the Arnhem Highway, 10km west of the South Alligator River. Mr Garraway said the CareFlight crew and Jabiru Health Centre employees worked tirelessly to free the occupants. I believe there were five people in that vehicle, one of them was trapped for some time and another person who was deceased, Mr Garraway told ABC Darwin. The Jabiru Health Clinic worked tirelessly to recover those people and CareFlight flew out there and brought a couple of those people back into Darwin. So (it) wasnt really a good start to our weekend. Tireless rescue bid in Kakadu Stabbed and on the run POLICE followed a blood trail from a Nightcliff apartment down the street to investigate a reported stabbing following a failed break-and-enter. Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Cottier confirmed police were looking into reports that an intruder was stabbed in the neck while trying to break into a Nightcliff flat. The alleged intruder was still on the run 24 hours after he was reportedly stabbed following an aggravated assault around 6.40am on Sunday. A witness told the NT News that a man forced off a window security screen before breaking in through louvre windows at a Jasmine St unit. We heard a commotion, the glass smashing and everything, they said. He tried to lever the door and what hes done then is pull the screen out and kicked it. As he broke in, the intruder reportedly came face to face with the resident of the apartment. Nearby residents heard the sounds of the conflict coming from within the apartment. Somethings happened and the young fellow comes out because he heard the noise and to get a drink of water and hes confronted with this man with a knife to him, a witness told the NT News. The young kid just got him and nicked his neck and the intruder jumped through the glass windows and the security. Sergeant Cottier said the occupant reportedly confronted the intruder, who then allegedly assaulted him with an edged weapon. It is understood the armed intruder fled the premises out of the back window after being stabbed with the knife he was brandishing. Police said what occurred inside the apartment was still the subject of an investigation. It is not clear what occurred, a spokeswoman said. Witnesses said blood could be traced to the corner of Jasmine St and Progress Dr. The occupant, who has lived in the unit for approximately three months, also received treatment for cuts to his hands. The offender was described as Indigenous, of skinny build, 175cm tall, and aged between 18 and 21 with curly hair. Sergeant Cottier has called on anyone with information to contact police on 131 444, quoting the reference number 9962562. Residents said there was a history of anti-social behaviour in the area but that home invasion with threats of violence had taken neighbourhood anxiety to a new level. The home invasion occurred just a couple of hundred metres from the new Nightcliff Police Station. The station was meant to be operational 24/7, but is currently operating only during business hours because of understaffing. In September 2020, the member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles, said the NT government had fulfilled its promise to deliver a 24-hour police station, while Police Minister Nicole Manison said the Nightcliff base would be ensuring our police have the best resources possible to undertake the tough work they do. Camden Smith, Zizi Averill Barista Mega Putra at work at Roma Bar, which benefited from the myDarwin scheme. Picture: Glenn Campbell AFTER more than three weeks, Darwinites have officially drained the kitty of the myDarwin scheme. A total of $600,000 was allocated in the 10th and latest round of the initiative, jointly funded by Darwin City Council and the federal government. Roma Bars Patty Ring said the vouchers were always a positive thing for them. Theyve been great weve seen lots of customers using them, she said. I think people are more happy to spend and go out and about with them. Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said the latest round of vouchers were an outstanding success that came at the right time. Business is telling me the $600,000 pumped into myDarwin has come at a very important time for them, Mr Vatskalis said. With Covid restrictions having eased and more of us getting out and about, myDarwin has allowed people to spend that little more with businesses. Figures show 304 local businesses benefited from vouchers over the last three weeks with some 16,500 individual users accessing them. Mr Vatskalis said $384,000 worth of discounts were redeemed at retail outlets and $211,000 redeemed at hospitality venues. BETHANY GRIFFITHS biz bids Fond farewell to myDarwin vouchers REGISTER TO ATTEND AT PARRTJIMA.COM.AU 8 - 17 APRIL | ALICE SPRINGS (MPARNTWE) PARRTJIMA IS STORY