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NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme
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Territory Families wishes to advise members of the
Northern Territory Pensioner and Carer’s Concession
Scheme that there will be no changes to the annual
tariff charges for electricity, water and sewerage
concessions effective from 1 January 2017.
The next update for electricity, water and sewerage
concessions tariff changes will occur on 1 July 2017.
Future updates will align with the beginning of each
financial year and the release of the annual Consumer
Price Index (CPI).
Immediate Work Grants
Information session - Monday 23 January 2017
Grants of up to $200,000 are available for not-for-profit and community
organisations to engage local businesses to renovate, upgrade or repair
their property and facilities.
This information session will help businesses in the building and
construction sectors, and not-for-profit and community organisations to
find out more about how they can benefit from these grants.
Date: Monday 23 January
Time: 11.45am - 1.15pm
Venue: Barkly House
Corner of Davidson and Paterson Streets
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AN ambulance travelling to Ali Cu-
rung rolled about 55 kilometres
south of Tennant Creek last week,
leaving two paramedics to perform
first aid on themselves.
The troop carrier was overtaking another
vehicle when it slid on the wet road at about
2pm last Wednesday.
The paramedics, who sustained cuts and
bruises in the accident treated themselves
as they waited for another crew to retrieve
They were taken to the Tennant Creek
Hospital with minor injuries while another
ambulance was set to the job at Ali Curung,
which was a non-emergency.
south of Tennant
THE main street Community Gar-
den was a busy place on Christ-
mas Day with dozens turning out
for a festive feast.
The Tennant Creek Mob Aboriginal
Corporation hosted the lunch for home-
less and less fortunate as part of its
Community Against Poverty (CAP)
initiative - a global movement aimed at
reducing poverty and injustice within
A selection of chicken curry, sausages
and beef stew was followed by traditional
pudding with cream and fresh fruit.
Local Coffee Van lady, Karen, also pro-
vided tea and coffee to the guests along
with a selection of cold drinks.
And, like all great dinners, the leftovers
were put to good use the next day.
Volunteers Caroline Hodgson, Ray
Wallis, Justin Fitz, Rebecca Moore and
John Fitz worked throughout the day
preparing and serving while William
Graham and RH helped to set up and
clean up afterwards.
CAP initiative founder John Fitz said
it was the second year that the Tennant
Creek Mob hosted Christmas lunch and
he was pleased that everyone enjoyed
“We’re hoping to do it all again next
Christmas,” he said.
Tennant Creek Mob Chairperson Re-
becca Moore said everyone had a great
day thanks to the hard work of volunteers
and the generous donations received
from local organisations, businesses and
“Thanks are due to Anyinginyi Health
Aboriginal Corporation, T&J Contract-
ing, Karen Sheldon Training, Tennant
Creek Post Office, Tennant Creek Hotel,
Uniting Church, Jacal Tinto Automo-
tive, Bluestone Motel, Coffee Van, Jill
Kleiner, Richard Dodd, Karen Sheldon,
Michael Dodd, Josephine Bethel, Linda
Renfrey, Jordan Jenkins and Marion Sut-
ton,” she said.
Community Xmas lunch a success
POLICE believe a woman missing from
Alice Springs may have travelled to Ten-
Concerns are held for 35-year-old Rebecca
Hayward who left her Gillen residence on foot at
about 8pm on 1 January.
A witness saw Ms Hayward at about 8:30am on
2 January, walking on the north Stuart Highway
10 kilometres or so near the James Orr overpass.
She was heading north.
Ms Hayward (pictured) is described as In-
digenous with an olive complexion, long dark
straight hair, brown eyes, medium build and about
She was last seen wearing blue denim shorts
rolled up to the knees, a green t-shirt and thongs.
Anyone who may have seen Rebecca walking
on the highway towards Tennant Creek or who
has any information is urged to contact police
Missing person may
be in Tennant Creek
l Rebecca Hayward.
BARKLY residents are urged to
avoid being bitten by mosquitoes
due to increased numbers follow-
ing the rainfall across the region.
Director of Medical Entolomogy Nina
Kurucz said the heavy rain had created
favourable environmental conditions that
might trigger an early start to the Murray
Valley encephalitis (MVE) season.
“The Department of Health’s virus sur-
veillance program has not yet indicated
MVE activity in the Northern Territory,”
“However water birds are the host of the
MVE virus meaning these birds harbour
the MVE virus and provide a home for
the virus to multiply within.”
The MVE virus is transmitted by both
the floodwater mosquito, Aedes norma-
nensis, which will start to appear in hight
numbers about ten days after flooding
rains and the common banded mosquito,
Culex annulirostris, increasing in num-
bers shortly after.
Both species are also able to transmit
Ross River virus.
Ms Kurucz said to avoid mosquito
borne disease, use personal mosquito
protection and avoid being outdoors
in or close to wetland areas or places
where mosquitoes are active, especially
Mosquito-borne disease warning
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