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2016 CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN
REGIONAL MINING SEMINAR
Chamber of Commerce NT The VOICE of Territory Business
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton
Barrett Drive, Alice Springs
Date: Monday 14 March 2016
Time: 07:30am - 4:30pm
The Regional Mining Seminar provides an update on major
projects emerging in Central Australia focussing on contractor
Some of the companies who will be making presentations:
• Minerals Council of Australia
• Department of Mines and Energy
• McConnell Dowell
• Origin Energy
• Central Petroleum
• Arafura Resources
• Australian Abrasive Minerals
• Tellus Holdings
Morning tea, Lunch & Afternoon tea will be provided.
Members price of $66.00 instead of $88.00.
For further information contact the Alice Springs branch on (08) 8952 4377 or Register Online
Phone 8962 2049 or 8962 2522
OPEN 7 DAYS: 11AM - 3PM AND 5PM - 10.30PM
• 2 x Large Pizzas
• Garlic Bread
• 1.25 litre soft drink
$35 pick up. $40 delivered.
24-hour Crisis Accommodation,
support and referrals for
women and children.
Too many troubles?
Need someone to talk to?
Call our Counsellor
1800 114 904
We provide private & condential
service for all women.
Call Peter Kittle Toyota Alice Springs
on 8955 4200.
46 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, 0870 NT
Australia, 08 8955 4200, LMVD 098
PETER KITTLE - TOYOTA
Your Toyota Partner for
new vehicles and parts.
Member for Lingiari
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Pledging for Parity
Helping women and girls achieve their ambitions
Challenging conscious and unconscious bias
Calling for gender balanced leadership
Valuing women’s and men’s contributions equally
PH: (08) 8952 9696 FAX: (08 8952 5922
Alice Springs Office:
PO Box 4007,
Alice Springs NT 0871
WOMEN from the Barkly region will be cel-
ebrating this weekend and next week with
a breakfast and parade.
As part of the global International Women’s Day
(IWD) festivities, local women will have breakfast
at the Peace Gardens behind the Tennant Creek
Women’s Refuge on Sunday 6 March.
They will also celebrate on the actual day with a
march down the main street from Nyinkka Nyunyu
to Peko Park on Tuesday 8 March.
This year’s theme is Pledge for Parity with special
guest - Alice Springs activist Nadine Williams – de-
livering a speech on parity for women in the Barkly
at the breakfast.
Nadine, who is the former President of Australian
Education Union NT, will be joined by local women
sharing their inspiring stories and songs.
Both men and women are welcome at the breakfast
from 8.30am-10.30am with breakfast served from
8.45am until 9.45am. Cost is $10 and access to the
Peace Gardens is from Kathleen Street.
A spokesperson for the IWD Committee, which
received a grant from the NT Government’s Office
of Women’s Policy to hold events locally, said they
also chose to have a parade down Paterson Street to
celebrate the strength, resilience and achievements
of all local women as well as the long journey ahead.
“This is a time not only to reflect on how far women
have come around the world and in the region, but
how far we have to go,” she said.
Everyone wishing to take part in the parade is asked
to gather at Nyinkka Nyunyu Car Park from 8am
with a prompt 8.30am start. Participants then walk
down the inside lane of Paterson Street (northbound)
to Peko Park with songs by and about powerful
women blaring out of a boom box. Traffic manage-
ment will be in place.
Once at Peko Park organisers will ask participants
to let go of a balloon in the IWD colours of purple,
white and green to show their commitment to taking
action to accelerate gender parity.
For further details call Ktima Heathcote, PR &
Events Manager, Barkly Regional Council, on
Barkly women mark
special day with
breakfast and parade
JUST over 28 years
since a major earth-
quake struck Tennant
Creek, the ground
was shaking again
A 3.3 magnitude quake
struck a couple of min-
utes before 11am on 22
The tremor, recorded at
a depth of five kilometres,
may have been felt up to
30 kilometres away.
The epicentre was south
west of town, at the same
location as the major
earthquakes in 1988.
Listed as one of Austra-
lia’s major earthquakes,
the event took locals by
surprise when three trem-
ors measuring between
6.3 and 6.7 on the Richter
Scale rattled the town.
The then-new natural gas
pipleline was warped and
a 35 kilometre-long, two
metre-deep fault scarp was
Although there were no
reported injuries, the dam-
age bill came in at over
CRACKED OPEN: Scenes from
the 1988 earthquake. The Tennant
Times has the only photographic
records taken at the epicentre site
shortly after the quakes struck.
Photos by ATHENA AFIANOS.
TENNANT Creek’s Desert Harmony
Festival looks set to be another fly-
ing success with a trapeze troupe as
The Fly Factory will feature at the festival
in July, courtesy of Senator Nigel Scullion
and the Australian Government.
Apart from a fantastic performance the
trapeze artists will offer free flying experi-
ences and run workshops over three weeks.
There will also be CircFit classes based
on circus and acrobatic activities as well as
body art and tribal rhythm classes.
Senator Scullion said a highlight will be a
community performance piece.
“Community members who want to join
in will be invited to attend more intensive
sessions to prepare for the performance,”
“Fly Factory will also perform a spec-
tacular show on the opening night of the
Senator Scullion said the $33,000 invest-
ment for the Tennant Creek community was
a great example of the Coalition Govern-
ment’s support ensuring people in remote
communities get to experience activities that
were usually confined to larger regional or
The funding comes from the Festivals
Australia program that supports participation
and audience engagement in local festivals
Trapeze troupe for festival
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation would like to advise that the
Dental Clinic is currently closed while recruiting for a new Dentist.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
We will advise the community as soon as possible when the Dental Clinic will reopen.
For Dental Health issues please seek assistance from:
o Health Centre
o Tennant Creek Hospital General Practice or Emergency Department, phone 89 62 4399
o Flynn Drive in Alice Springs, phone 8951 6713 for general appointments.
If you have any concerns or need further
information please do not hesitate to contact
Allied Health Reception on 8962 3322.
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