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Tennant Creek PlayGroup
WEEKLY PLAY SESSIONS FOR
CHILDREN AGED 0-5 YEARS
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES
$5 PER FAMILY PER SESSION
FIRST 2 SESSIONS ARE FREE
Every Monday & Thursday MORNINGs
Senior Citizens Hall 9.30-12 noon 49 Haddock STREET
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Free kids nature & outdoor play at Eldorado Park,
Eldorado Crescent every 2nd Wednesday's 10am-12pm
Playground & grassed area for activities. Enjoy the cooler weather!
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13th July, 27th July, 10th Aug, 24th Aug.
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FASTER SPEEDS: The NBN rollout in Tennant Creek has been completed.
LOCAL fast broadband services are switched
on and ready to connect.
More than 1,500 residence and business premises can
now connect to the new National Broadband Network
(NBN) fxed-line fbre network.
Customers are now able to place orders via their retail
The new service is capable of delivering wholesale
broadband speeds of up to 100 megabits per second
download and 40 megabits per second upload speeds.
NBN Corporate Affairs Manager NT, Jill Bottrall, said
the news was exciting for Tennant Creek.
“This is the frst time the whole town can access fast,
reliable broadband over the NBN which is helping to
bridge the digital divide between city and remote areas
of Australia,” she said.
“Now locals can access internet speeds and bandwidth
that many in the big cities take for granted.
“High-speed broadband provides the ability to live
stream technology that means you can access classroom
lectures, tele-medicine consultations, workplaces and of
course high defnition movies and television programs.”
Communities beyond the Tennant Creek roll-out
boundaries will be able to access the NBN network
via its new Sky Muster satellite service which began
commercial operations last Friday.
Broadband rollout complete
TENNANT Creek detectives
are following up reports of
a sexual assault last Friday
Sergeant Kieron Weller from the
Barkly Investigations Unit said a
woman reported the matter to police
following the incident between 7pm
“The woman said three dark fg-
ures were involved in the assault,”
“And that one spoke English.
“The descriptions are not much
to go on at this stage but we have
taken a statement from the woman
and our investigations into the mat-
The woman was taken to the
hospital and later left in the care of
A crime scene was established in
the laneway opposite the Memo-
rial Club between Schmidt and
Thompson streets from Friday night
through to Saturday morning.
• In other police news, a renewed
appeal for information about miss-
ing man, Shaun Robert Jones, has
been issued. The Adelaide man was
last seen in Tennant Creek around 29
September last year.
Senior Sergeant Michael Potts of
the Central Desert Division said
Police believe he was seen at the
Linfox depot south of the township.
“We would like to speak to anyone
who was driving along the Stuart
Highway around that time who may
have seen Mr Jones or given him a
lift,” he said.
Mr Jones is described as being
175cm tall with a heavy build, fair
complexion, shaved head and blue
eyes. He walks with a limp to the
right leg and has distinctive tattoos
on his left leg and a bluebird tat-
tooed on one of his earlobes.
Police investigate sexual assault
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