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Northern Gas Pipeline
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Lengths of pipe required to build the 622km
long gas pipeline are continuing to arrive by rail
at Tennant Creek. Trucks are moving the pipe
from the rail siding to a stockpile site north of the
town ahead of construction.
Edition 27 January 2017
Jemena would like to thank the community for their interest in and support
of the project in 2016 and look forward to working together this year.
ANOThER Tennant Creek woman has lost her life, al-
legedly at the hands of her partner.
The 33-year-old died at the Hospital last Friday evening fol-
lowing an assault at a town camp residence in the afternoon.
A 34-year-old man was remanded in custody after he appeared at
the Alice Springs Local Court on Monday, charged with murder.
A vigil will be held today in honour of the woman and her
children who have been left to grow up without a mother.
Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge Coordinator Georgina Bracken
said the town was so awash with violence that residents had
become inured to its effects.
“The sad thing is that we have come to tolerate high levels of
violence and it has to stop,” she said.
“This woman’s life was precious and her death will have a
devastating effect on her children, her family and everyone in
“Our attitudes to violence need to change.
“We have to be aware of how this is all impacting on the younger
generation who are our future leaders.
“What message are we giving them?”
Georgina said the rally would send a strong message about
stopping the violence.
“Enough is enough,” she said.
“It has to stop, now.
“And we need to work together as a community to make that
happen, to take a collective stand.
“It is the only way to turn the tide. We simply cannot continue
on as a town in trauma.”
The Vigil Against Violence will be held at Peko Park this after-
noon at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome.
Murder charge over woman’s death
the big wet
TENNANT’S weather radar,
shut down by the Bureau of
Meteorology in 2015, was
desperately needed this
month, according to lobbyist
“We’ve had a big wet, one of the
biggest on record and yet no one
was able to find out where, when
and how much rain was falling.
“Everyone in the region was af-
fected by not having access to real-
time rain information.
“It was a huge inconvenience and
a financial burden for many busi-
nesses, pastoralists and residents
on homelands and in remote areas.”
Mike said now the ground is
saturated, it is even riskier for those
wanting to travel out to remote
“Any rain at all now will cut the
roads but there’s no way of telling
if it’s likely to rain, or has rained
recently, so you get halfway out and
have to turn around,” he said.
“Or you get bogged and someone
has to come and get you out - an-
“None of this is necessary. There
is the technology available to give
everyone the information they need
but we’ve been cut off.”
Mike said the Cattlemen’s As-
sociation is planning to apply for
funding to install a new radar in
Tennant Creek, a move that has been
supported by Member for Barkly
and Minister for Essential Services,
WITH the Mary Ann Dam filled to capacity, there’s
plenty of fun to be had.
The Tennant Times spotted these children making
the most of the cool, fresh water.
Due to our printing deadline, we’ll have to run photo
coverage of Australia Day in next week’s edition but
we’re sure it proved to be one of the best national
days yet, thanks to the recent rains.
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