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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 29 APRIL 2016 5
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The Northern Territory Fire & Rescue Service as a part of
the annual fire hazard abatement program,
will be conducting combustible fuel and
fire break inspections of residential &
rural properties within Tennant Creek
beginning in May 2016.
Combustible fuels include uncut grass,
dead trees, shrubs, rubbish build up or any
other material that may cause a fire hazard.
If you own or live in a residential, rural house or
are a caretaker of a property or properties, you
must ensure that your property complies with the
Northern Territory Fire & Emergency Act.
If after inspection, the property or properties do not
comply; then you, your company or organisation will be
liable for heavy infringement fines or prosecution.
For information regarding hazard reduction or any other matter
regarding hazard abatement or fires within the town boundaries you
can contact the Tennant Creek Fire Station on 8962 0903.
Tennant unites to remember our fallen
THE Last Post, played by Peter Gilham
from the Extraordinary Jazz Band, was a
moving tribute to Aussie Diggers remem-
bered at the Anzac Day service in Ten-
nant Creek on Monday.
RSL President Kevin Rowland said it was a
privilege to have a bugler perform the traditional
military tune live.
“It was very poignant. We were really pleased
with the way the event ran and impressed with
level of community support,” he said.
“It was a great turnout, and showed that locals
have a great deal of respect for the Anzacs.
Hundreds turned out to commemorate Anzac
Day which began with a Dawn Service at the RSL
Grounds and concluded much later that night with
live music and entertainment.
The Parade began at the Transit Centre and pro-
ceeded along Paterson and Windley Streets to the
Cenotaph where the service, officiated by Father
John Kennedy from Christ the King Catholic
Parish, was held.
Speakers included Chris Jackson and Mick
Adams from the RSL and Barkly MLA Gerry
The official salute was taken by Barkly MLA
Gerry McCarthy, Barkly Regional Council Presi-
dent Barb Shaw, Lieutenant Commander Sheryl
Dudley from the US Navy’s Pine Gap base, Police
Superintendent Kerry Hoskins and Warumungu
traditional owner Dianne Stokes.
Mr Rowland said the success of Anzac Day was
a fitting time to call for members to join the Ten-
nant Creek RSL.
“We really need more people to come on board
to help organise events like Anzac Day and Re-
membrance Day,” he said.
“It is definitely a worthwhile cause and we
would welcome anyone who would like to come
For more information on how to help, call Mr
Rowland on 0428 294 005.
A PETITION calling for a youth curfew was
signed by nearly a thousand people in just
Peter Cain from Barkly Youth Services (BYS) said
locals were deeply concerned by the rise in youth crime
and wanted to find a solution.
“The streets of Tennant Creek are filled with young
people at nights,” he said.
“There are too many children and teenagers just
“They’re bored and this leads to trouble which is why
there are so many break-ins and so much vandalism.
“We know that curfews don’t always work, especially
as a stand-alone solution but it seems that the vast ma-
jority of people in this town want something to happen.
“The June holidays are fast approaching and no-one
wants a repeat of what happened over Christmas.
“The curfew idea is a way of starting the ball rolling.
“I think that most incidences of offending can be
traced back to substance abuse, volatile and otherwise,
and this is something that has to be addressed as a mat-
ter of urgency.
“We all want Tennant Creek to be a safe place to live
so we need to get the conversation started.”
Peter said anyone with concerns are invited to visit the
BYS office in Paterson Street, next door to Centrelink.
Meanwhile, CCTV footage posted to Facebook re-
cently shows several girls smashing through the roller
door at the Deadly Sweets shop in Paterson Street.
The business, which opened less than a year ago, has
been the target of several attacks that have left owners
Jo and Doug Harris feeling frustrated and angry.
Many shop fronts and other businesses have been
vandalised and dozens of residents have taken to social
media to air grievances about break-ins and theft.
On Saturday evening, teenager Patricia Stout found
her beloved pet cat hanged from a rope on an outdoor
chair in her back yard.
Her father, Kevin Stout, told the Tennant Times that
both his daughter and wife were devastated.
“This was a much-loved family pet,” he said.
“We are all trying to understand how anyone could
do something so depraved.
“It is very, very upsetting, particularly for Patricia.
“Whoever did this - and we have no clues at this point
- must have come in through our back gate.
“I can’t imagine that this was a premeditated act, I
think it must have been an impromptu action because
Shari was such a friendly cat and probably went to greet
whoever did this.”
Kevin said police are investigating the matter.
Petition calls for
CAUGHT IN THE ACT:
This screenshot of girls
smashing the window
at the Deadly Sweets
shop, posted to Facebook
recently, has attracted
thousands of views.
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