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Professor Stephen Lamb
Malarndirri is in Tennant Creek and will be
hosting a barbecue Friday morning
12 August at Peko Park, between 10am
and 12noon, to thank residents of Tennant
Creek and the Barkly for their support.
“I’ll be at Peko Park with your local
Member for Barkly Gerry McCarthy, so
please come along and say hello.”
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LIFESAVER: Southern Paramedic Award recipient Steven Schrieke and Professor Len
Notaras AM at the ceremony held in Parliament House.
Steven Schrieke has
won the Southern
Paramedic Award at
the St John Ambu-
lance Paramedic of
the Year Awards.
Currently stationed in
Tennant Creek, Steve
moved to the NT in 2013
to work as a nurse at the
Royal Darwin Hospital’s
He says he became a
paramedic because he
loves helping people in
need within their own
“It’s quite different to
caring for patients in hos-
pital,” he said.
“We cover a big area in
very remote country so the
work is quite challenging.
“In Tennant Creek para-
medics are part of the
wider medical response
team so we have quite a
close working relation-
ship with doctors from
the Hospital and help out
“We also work closely
with other emergency ser-
vice providers such as the
fire service and police.”
Steve said it was a great
honour to win the award
but believes the win is a
tribute to the whole Ten-
nant Creek team.
“We have five paramed-
ics here in Tennant, includ-
ing the OIC, so whatever
we do is a team effort.
“I might be the one who
picked up the award but it
belongs to all of us.”
Steve, who hails from
Ballarat in Victoria, com-
pleted a double degree in
nursing and paramedicine
at the Australian Catholic
Before moving to the NT,
he travelled extensively,
working in various coun-
tries, including eight years
in the IT industry in the
Steve also enjoys moun-
tain biking, the outdoors
and mostly, spending time
with his 11-year-old son
and six-year-old daughter.
The Paramedic of the
Year Awards, held in
Darwin last Thursday,
recognises officers who
demonstrate the highest
standards in professional-
ism and compassion.
Award win for Tennant paramedic
LOCALS are urged to discover
the range of nocturnal animals
in their neighbourhood by taking
part in Barkly Nature Watch.
An initiative of the Parks and Wildlife
Commission, Community Engagement
Officer Susie Armes has organised a
couple of activities to introduce residents
to the local flora and fauna.
She says children are especially wel-
“At the first session, on Wednesday 24
August, we’ll meet at the front of the
Library to investigate what lives in and
around Tennant Creek and what makes
these animals so special,” she said.
“Children will have an opportunity to
learn how to read the traces of nocturnal
animals and other outdoor skills.
“Then the next evening a spotlight walk
has been organised at the Telegraph Sta-
tion to find out more about the creatures
that lurk in the dark.
“We will learn some new spotlighting
techniques to find giant frogs, glittering
spiders, nocturnal birds out catching
an evening meal, microbats and other
“Here in the Barkly there are lots of
animals that are nocturnal and they’re
just waiting to be discovered,” she said.
For more information about the Barkly
Nature Watch project, call Susie on
Residents invited to join
in Barkly nature walk
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