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The committee would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support
Please support the following businesses who support Campdrafting in the Barkly Region
Barber Hire, Carlton & United Breweries, Lavery Plumbing,
NT Major Events Co, Remote Concrete NT, S. Kidman & Co,
Tennant & District Show Society, Tennant Creek Station, Tennant Turf Club
Barkly Work Camp, Lachy Manns, Lone Star Service Station, Mike Nash Electrical,
Mt Riddock Pastoral Co, Neutral Junction Stn, Newcastle Waters Station, Outback Caravan Park,
Rockhampton Downs Station, S & C Bethel Hay Cutting, TC Memo Club, Tennant Creek Tyre Centre,
Tennant Creek Waste, Tennant Security Services,
Australian Stock Horse Society, Barkly Hardware & Gas, Barkly Regional Council,
Bullwaddy Stock Horses, Centre Jewellers, Circle B Outfitters, Colderice, Dexter Barnes Electrical,
Double J Cleaning, Emmerson Resources, Headframe Bottle shop, Hi Way Inn, Ian & Theresa Braithwaite,
IGA Tennant Creek, Kent Saddlery, Marlow Canete & Associates, Northern Stockwater,
Outback Outfitters, Rural Pumping Solutions, St Johns Volunteers, Stocklick Trading, T&J Contractors,
TC Fire Brigade, Tennant & District Times, Top of Town Café, We Fit Rugs
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JC Baldwin & Sons
Katherine Isolated Children’s Services
Landmark Alice Springs
Newcastle Waters Social Club
R & M Motorcycles
Alexandria Social Club
Anthony Lagoon Social Club
Anthony Lagoon Stn Staff
ANZ Tennant Creek
Avon Downs Social Club
Brunchilly Social Club
Brunchilly Stn Staff
Brunette Downs Social Club
Brunette Downs Stn Staff
Eva Downs Social Club
Helen Springs Stn Staff
Soudan Stn Staff
St Johns Ambulance
Tennant Creek Rotary Club
Tennant Creek Stn Staff
Year 6 Fund raising Parents
Chamber of Commerce NT is celebrating our 60th year this
year, and would like you to join us with a celebratory dinner.
All qualifying members (membership of 12 months or more) are eligible to nominate for the
executive committee. The position holds a two-year tenure. A strong engaged committee leads the
way to ensuring the Voice of Territory Business in the Barkly Region is heard.
Become involved by nominating and be a part of
the Barkly Chamber of Commerce executive committee.
Our Chamber of Commerce NT - Barkly AGM is being held
on Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Guest Speaker: the Inaugural Chair of the Barkly executive
committee, Mr Bruce Fadelli AM
AGM and Dinner is being held at Battery Hill Mining Centre.
Canapes, main meal, cheese platter, beer & wine included in the price.
Members: $44 Non members: $55
To RSVP, contact Rowie
on 89524377 or email
TRADE, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION
Get your business export and investor ready
The NT Government’s Trade Support Scheme and InvestNT can assist Territory
IN a Territory first, an
tion has been signed
up to manage rental
properties for the NT
Julalikari Council, re-
freshed with a new board
and CEO, has successfully
bid to deliver property
and tenancy management
services for 18 affordable
rental properties in Ten-
Member for Barkly Ger-
ry McCarthy congratu-
lated the organisation.
“This is a fantastic op-
portunity for Julalikari and
Tennant Creek,” said Mr
“The two-year contract
will create more local jobs
for Aboriginal people and
is a major commitment
by the Territory Labor
“Good housing is a right
for all Territorians, a good
home leads to a good edu-
cation, good health and
good community out-
The properties are part
of the Northern Territory
ment to provide affordable
Affordable rentals sup-
port low to middle income
workers by offering 70 per
cent of the market rent.
A CROSS-BORDER police opera-
tion last week snared a man car-
rying magic mushrooms, canna-
bis, LSD and MDMA.
Three officers and a drug dog from
Alice Springs spent two days in Tennant
Creek targeting drivers near Threeways
at the junction of the Stuart and Barkly
A 28-year-old man appeared in the Alice
Springs Local Court on Wednesday.
The man was charged with possessing
traffickable amounts of MDMA and
LSD, a commercial quantity of psilocy-
bin and a less than traffickable amount
Tenancy contract for Julalikari
Man snared in drug operation
REPRESENTATIVES from the
Australian Bureau of Statistics
(ABS) will be in Tennant Creek
next week to ensure locals have
the opportunity to vote in the
Australian Marriage Law Postal
ABS Deputy Statistician and Taskforce
Lead, Jonathan Palmer, said anyone who
had not received a survey form or who
needed a replacement could collect a new
survey form after verifying their identity.
A stand will be held at the Foodbarn on
Mr Palmer said providing the service
would help all eligible Australians to
have their say in the voluntary postal
survey, regardless of where they live.
“Completed survey forms can be posted
using the Reply Paid envelope at the Post
Office or submitted to an ABS authorised
officer at the pick up location,” he said.
The final day for requesting or picking
up replacement survey forms or for re-
questing a secure access code to access
telephone and online response options
is 20 October.
The ABS will visit a range of remote
communities including Ali Curung, Al-
purrurulam and Borroloola.
ABS to visit town for SSM vote support
invites residents of Tennant Creek and the Barkly to a
Sunday 22 October 2017 at 12 noon at the Fire Station,
Thompson Street, Tennant Creek
We will be discussing the latest developments in our quest for a
WEATHER RADAR in TENNANT CREEK.
AS the meningococcal disease
outbreak continues across the
Barkly and other Territory areas,
the NT Government is rolling out
a mass vaccination program in af-
People aged between 12 months and 19
years living in remote communities such
as Elliott and Ali Curung will be able to
receive vaccinations that cover A, C, W
and Y strains of the disease.
But in Tennant Creek, the vaccine will
only be available free of charge to Ab-
original people in the same age range.
Non-Aboriginal people, or those outside
the age range, will have to pay more than
$100 per vaccine.
Minister for Health Natasha Fyles has
not yet responded to requests to provide
reasons for the decision.
The move has upset several residents
with one mother claiming the govern-
ment was risking the health of her
“For those of us with a few or more chil-
dren, the cost is prohibitive,” she said.
“The way I see it, non-Aboriginal chil-
dren are just as much at risk as Aboriginal
children of contracting this disease.
“All children in this town mix together,
we all attend the same schools and
“We’re all at risk of contracting menin-
“It’s pretty bad that the Government
won’t protect all children. Unforgivable
Acting Director of the Centre for Dis-
ease Control Dr Charles Douglas said
the vaccination rollout focussed on those
most at risk and those who were most
likely to be carrying the germ in their
nose or throat.
“Those who are not in the high risk
groups can see their local health clinic
or GP to discuss the need for vaccina-
tion and purchase the meningococcal
vaccine on presentation of a script to the
pharmacy if required,” he said.
“Meningococcal is an uncommon but
very serious disease.
“It is treatable with antibiotics but the
infection can progress very quickly.
“It is important for people to be aware
of the symptoms and to seek medical
advice early for either themselves or
their children if they have any concerns.”
Symptoms of meningococcal disease
include fever, headache, neck stiffness,
an aversion to bright lights, a rash and
Those affected may also have vomiting
and diarrhoea and be difficult to wake up.
Babies may refuse food and drink and
have a high pitched cry.
Vaccine rollout as
NT schools will re-
ceive educational kits
in preparation for Re-
membrance Day on
NT Senator Nigel Scul-
lion said the kits, devel-
oped by the Department
of Veterans’Affairs would
help schools plan educa-
tional and commemora-
tive Remembrance Day
“The NT continues to
honour the service and
sacrifice of the men and
women who serve in de-
fence of our nation,” he
Remembrance Day is
held on the anniversary
of the signing of the armi-
stice that brought World
Hostilities officially con-
cluded at the 11th hour of
the 11th day of the 11th
A service will be held at
the RSL in Tennant.
Remembrance Day kits for schools
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