Home' Tennant and District Times : 2017-0127 TDT Contents 8 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017
IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!
Kristen and Trevor Munckton
welcome everyone to the café
which is open everyday.
Monday to Fridays - 6am - 5pm
Weekends - 8am - 3pm
• Try our awesome COFFEE • All day breakfasts
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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
A vacancy is available for both the
Purkiss Reserve and Audit committees
of Barkly Regional Council.
If you have something to offer either
committee, please send an expression
of interest with a covering letter to
email@example.com before 4pm
Friday, February 3.
A request for tender is also open for a
revaluation of Council assets. A copy of
the document is available from Council
reception and the REOI also closes on
Friday, February 3, 2017.
The Staff of Tennant Creek Women’s
Refuge will forever remember
and acknowledge the remarkable
contributions of our friend and colleague
Our heartfelt love and condolences
to Shirleen, Geoffrey Cheyanne and
hOME-grown journo, Daniel Bourchier, remembers
feeling very important being sent to cover a netball
game at Purkiss Reserve after graduating from wash-
ing windows at the Tennant Times.
Now he’s at the helm of ABC Radio Canberra’s Breakfast slot
and presenting the ABC television news bulletin in the evening.
Born and raised in Tennant where he was educated at the local
Primary and High schools, Daniel worked at the Tennant Times
before heading off to Darwin where he was able to hone his
“I was really happy in Tennant Creek, I loved covering all the
news and events because there was always something happen-
ing, I felt I was right in the hub of things and I enjoyed every
moment.” he said.
“I even got my first death threat from a local man after he saw
me taking notes at the court house!
“But after a while Jasmin [Tennant Times editor] and my mother
basically kicked me out town.
“They got together and hatched a plan to evict me because
they felt I needed to move on to bigger things. So I was packed
off to Darwin.
“I was devastated at first and really missed my family and all
my friends but soon my head was swirling with the excitement
of new prospects and possibilities.”
After scoring a cadetship with the NT News, Daniel was off and
running, later moving on to NITV then Sky News - which suited
him perfectly because he loved being in front of the camera as
much (okay, maybe more) as he enjoyed being behind the news.
“I was constantly fascinated by the buzz of the newsroom,”
“And every now and then I was able to return to Tennant to
cover stories, catch up with family and friends and give those
Tennant Times windows a quick once-over with the squeegy.”
Daniel said he has always loved great characters and he found
plenty in the Top End.
“I was certainly able to meet some incredible, interesting and
influential people from Australia and all over the world during my
time in Darwin but once I started to understand the machinations
of politics, I was hooked.
“I realised I wanted to be right amongst it all after a stint in
Canberra some time ago. Learning how it all works, reporting
on great political events as they unfold and getting to know the
country’s movers and shakers are things that I find both fascinat-
ing and inspiring.”
Daniel, along with his partner Karl Lijnders, moved to Canberra
with Sky News at the beginning of 2016 and he was recently
head-hunted for the ABC position.
“Last week was my first on air and I’m loving it,” he said.
“It’s still the quiet time of year for news but here in Canberra
just like in Tennant Creek - there’s always plenty going on.
“And that suits me just fine.”
Daniel said he had received remarkable opportunities through-
out his career.
“I’m so lucky to have been given so many chances to succeed,”
“And so much of that comes from growing up in Tennant.
“For me, the town with the great big golden heart has been the
land of opportunity.
“And I’ll always be grateful and proud to say I come from
From small times to national news
Photo courtesy ABC.
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