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aged 70-74. Early detection saves lives. If you’re aged 50-74 you should be
screened every two years. If you’re over 75, talk to your GP or health professional
to find out if breast screening is right for you. For more information visit the website.
THE INVITATION FOR FREE
NOW COVERS WOMEN
IT’S AN INVITATION THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra.
It will soon be illegal to sell regular unleaded fuel in the Tennant Creek and Katherine regions.
Low aromatic fuel will be available to use instead.
Low aromatic fuel is a similar price and can be used in the same engines as regular unleaded fuel.
Low aromatic unleaded fuel has a proven track record. It has been sold in Alice Springs since
2005 and is now available in over 150 locations nationally.
This change is being made under the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 to reduce petrol sniffing
and make the region safer and healthier for everyone.
To discuss using low aromatic fuel contact Viva Energy (Shell) helpline on 13 16 18.
For more information on the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 or low aromatic unleaded fuel visit
BIG PRICE TO
PAY: Police seized
this Ford BA Falcon
after the driver was
and doing burnouts
TENNANT Creek Police hope the impound-
ing of a vehicle used for hooning will send a
strong message to other dangerous drivers.
The Ford BA Falcon was seized on Wednesday af-
ternoon after members of the public saw the driver
speeding and doing burnouts.
Acting OIC Senior Sergeant Brendan O’Hara said
police received a report of the car being driven errati-
cally and dangerously in Limonite Street.
“Police first saw the vehicle on Paterson Street and fol-
lowed but lost sight of it around Turner Street,” he said.
“Officers considered it too risky to engage in a pursuit.
“The vehicle was located in Mulga Camp a short time
later and an 18-year-old man was arrested.
“He had been driving his father’s car.”
Senior Sergeant O’Hara said the man appeared in the
Tennant Creek Magistrates Court yesterday charged
with unlicensed and dangerous driving, speeding, and
causing the vehicle to lose traction (burnouts).
He was also charged for breaching previous bail
“Police are grateful to the members of the public who
reported the matter to them,” he said.
“Community safety is everyone’s business and we
urge people to call police if they have concerns.”
Under NT anti hooning laws, vehicles are impounded
for 48 hours for the first offence.
Drivers who commit a second offence could lose
their vehicles for up to three months and, upon a third
offence, for up to a year.
AFTER nearly four years as officer-in-charge of the Ten-
nant Creek Police, Des Green, is bound for more humid
He left town with his family this week to take up a position with the
Metropolitan Patrol Group in Darwin.
When he arrived in 2012, Des didn’t waste any time in becoming
involved in all aspects of the community. A great advocate for creating
a safer town, Des also became a popular role model for youth when he
established a local Jiu-jitsu group, taking members from beginners to
medal winners at competition levels. Senior Sergeant Brendan O’Hara
is holding the fort for Senior Sergeant Don Eaton who takes up the
permanent position in April.
S/Sgt Eaton began his career in Tennant Creek as a probationary
constable in the early 1980s and is reportedly looking forward to
returning to the stomping ground of his youth. Also new to town is Su-
perintendent Kerry Hoskins who will oversee the wider Barkly region.
Local copper says farewell to Tennant
PARTING WORDS: Senior Sergeant
Brendan O’Hara and Superintendent Kerry
Hoskins (above) wished Des all the best.
Des Green (below) says his farewell to his
team at a gathering last Saturday.
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