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The Northern Territory Fire & Rescue Service
would like to remind residents of Tennant
Creek that it is illegal to burn off inside the
town boundaries including rural blocks at
any time of the year.
If you are caught you will be liable for
infringement fines or prosecution.
For information regarding fires within these
town boundaries you can contact the
Tennant Creek Fire Station on 8962 0903.
A MONSTER night of rock ‘n’ roll was unleashed on
party-hungry punters at the Memo Club last Saturday.
Chris “Wheezie” Helmond broke the ice with a soulful, solo
performance that nailed his credentials as a pro muso to the wall
in no uncertain terms.
As the substantial crowd thawed and became more restless, it
was time to roll out the big guns with Lincoln MacKinnon and
the Wrecking Train (LMcK&WT) featuring James “Thunder
Sticks” Winwood on drums and Christopher “Boom Box” Parker
on bass, killing them softly with a plate of tasty numbers fresh
off their debut album, Little by Little a Little Later.
LMcK&WT launched the album on 14 March at the Alice
Springs Cinema complex where they were supported by Tennant’s
own Unbroken Expanse and Alice duo, Bat Hazzard.
The final course was a generous helping of stripped back tunes
by the Brad Martin Project (BMP) which finished off the night
just nicely. BMP are on an NT tour that kicked off at the Rock
Bar in Alice Springs last Thursday and Friday before playing the
Memo last Saturday night and at Katherine on Sunday.
Described as a progressive, improvisational, blues, rock outfit,
they released their debut EP Kimberley in June 2013 following
a three month tour of the USA in 2012. The band has been busy
touring Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania as well as their
staple diet of Melbourne pub gigs eight nights a week.
Plenty of rock on the menu at the Memo Club
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PART of the funding slashed
under the Federal Govern-
ment’s Indigenous Advance-
ment Strategy (IAS) is set to
be reinstated to the Barkly
Regional Council (BRC).
Since the announcement two
weeks ago that 27 jobs within the
sport and recreation programs were
on the line, the Council has been
trying to renegotiate its $1.1 million
IAS Youth Development application
with the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet.
BRC CEO Edwina Marks said
while it has been agreed in prin-
ciple to reinstate $446,000 under
the Indigenous Sport and Active
Recreation Program (ISARP) to
BRC, it was only one of three
that were dependent upon each other
to deliver holistically for young
people in the region.
“We are still trying to get the mes-
sage across that Council cobbles to-
gether a range of funding to deliver
frontline services for youth in a land
mass almost twice as big as the state
of Victoria,” she said.
“We need to ensure that the Com-
monwealth refunds the ISARP
“But it also needs to support the
other two programs – the $200,000
to Central Australian Youth Link-up
Service and CatholicCare (which
is passed on to us) as well as the
$411,000 from the Department of
Education and Training under its
Out of School Hours Care program.
“No-one quite understands that it’s
a patchwork quilt of funding that
enables us to deliver in every local
community. Jobs are still on the line
if any of the funding goes.
“We are not alone - it’s the domino
principle. All we are asking for is
one funding stream to deliver the
Despite talks, Dr Marks said at
this stage the Council is yet to see
final figures regarding its IAS ap-
BRC works to save slashed jobs
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