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Weekends - 8am - 3pm
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Tennant Creek PlayGroup
WEEKLY PLAY SESSIONS FOR
CHILDREN AGED 0-5 YEARS
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES
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community volunteers are
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involved with child development!
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FIRST 2 SESSIONS ARE FREE
Every Monday & Thursday MORNINGs
Senior Citizens Hall 9.30-12 noon
49 Haddock Street, Tennant creek
A FIRE at Little Rippers Lifestyles has de-
stroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars
worth of stock.
Fire crews, called to the store at about 4am on
Wednesday, found smoke and flames pouring out of
the front window of the furniture showroom.
Senior Sergeant Don Eaton said fire crews forced
their way into the building and were able to contain
the fire however the entire building suffered substantial
Some furniture was burned, two airconditioning units
melted in the extreme heat and the suspended ceiling
in the showroom collapsed.
A fire investigator from Alice Springs arrived in
Tennant Creek on Wednesday afternoon to assess the
Officer-in-charge of the Tennant Creek Fire Station,
Nathan Ferguson, said crews arrived within seven
minutes of the report.
“Fortunately we were able to enter the building and
contain the fire quickly,” he said.
“The fire damage was contained to the front of the
showroom but there was a lot of smoke that went right
through the store.
“To their credit, police officers who arrived at the
scene before fire crews used extinguishers on the blaze
but it was burning too hot to make a real difference.”
Mr Ferguson said the cause of the fire could not be
established until the investigation had concluded.
Owners, Gavin and Geraldine Timmins, were in Alice
Springs when they received a call from police.
“It was a big shock,” Geraldine said.
“This month we celebrated 10 years as owners of
Little Rippers so it was very disappointing.
“The store will have to remain closed until further
notice which will be a big inconvenience to our loyal
“There’s obviously going to be a lot to work through.”
Store manager, Kirsty Eberl, said she was heartbroken
“It was just terrible to see the damage,” she said.
“I was so upset.”
Kirsty, who is also the town’s popular dance teacher,
said she was called over to the Primary School by some
of her students who wanted to console her.
“They saw me waiting at the front of the shop with
police and must have felt sorry for me,” she said.
“They tried to cheer me up and encouraged me to stay
strong. It was lovely of them.”
On Tuesday night, Doug’s Place, a variety store that
moved to its current location from across the road only
two weeks ago, was broken into.
Proprietor Doug Harris said about $2500 worth of
items were stolen including phones, bikes and elec-
tronic gear were stolen.
“Plus there was the damage to the front door which
the offenders smashed in order to gain entry,” he said.
“In the two-and-a-half years we have been in retail
here in Tennant Creek we have been broken into three
times and on at least six other occasions people have
attempted to break-in.
“It gets pretty frustrating, I can tell you.”
Also, the Sporties was reportedly broken into twice
on Tuesday night.
local store blaze
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