Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018-0119 TDT Contents 4 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018
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FOR SICK KIDS
While hospital is Ruby’s life, Starlight helps her
laugh and play. Because a healthy dose of happiness
helps sick kids just be kids. That’s the power of happy.
This Starlight Day, Power the Happy for sick kids
and see that money can buy happiness.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Expression of interest are now invited for a Chair, Deputy Chair, and up to six members to be appointed
by the Minister to the Liquor Commission.
The Liquor Commission will operate as an independent statutory authority with powers under the
Expression of interest close on 31 January 2018.
DARWIN NT 0801
Or email: DCM.LiquorCommissionRecruitment@nt.gov.au
THE body of a man who set out from
Ampilatwatja last Wednesday eve-
ning was found three days later, less
than 20 kilometres from the commu-
A cause of death has not yet been deter-
The 32-year-old had planned to travel to
Police received a report last Saturday morn-
ing that he had failed to arrive.
Community members, who had been search-
ing for the man, found the deceased man on
the Murray Downs Road about 15-20 kilo-
metres north of Ampilatwatja last Saturday
in the late afternoon.
However, the vehicle in which he had been
travelling was nowhere to be seen.
Police from Ali Curung conducted patrols
in an attempt to locate the 2000 Holden
VX Commodore sedan with the registration
CC79JJ to no avail.
Senior Sergeant Michael Potts from the
Southern Desert Division appealed to anyone
with information as to the whereabouts of
the vehicle to contact police on 131 444 or
anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.
Police continue to investigate the matter
and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Police investigate death near Ampilatwatja
AUSTRALIA Day will be
here next week with an
action-packed program of
official and fun-fuelled cel-
The day kicks off early with the
Triathlon at the Tennant Creek
Swimming Pool with a 200m
swim, followed by a 2km bike
ride and 2km run along Ambrose
St, Stuart St, Perry Drive and
Participants need to be at the
pool entrance no later than 6am on
Friday, 26 January and are asked
to adhere to the traffic manage-
ment plans to keep everyone safe.
The outback breakfast and of-
ficial celebrations will still be at
Battery Hill from 8am and the
family fun afternoon will remain
out at Lake Mary Ann Dam from
Afternoon games include tug of
war, egg relay, the raft race, pie
eating contest, leaky bucket race,
the best dressed competition and
a free community BBQ.
Hosted by Barkly Regional
Council, Mayor Steve Edgington
said Australia Day was the one
day of the year where locals let
their hair down, had fun and
joined in a spirit of camaraderie
that is unique to the region.
“The celebrations in Tennant
Creek, Elliott and many of the
communities reflect the diverse
society and landscape of the
Barkly and mark what’s great
about this region. It’s a remark-
able day, with many different
activities on offer,” he said.
“Whether you want to take part
in the Triathlon, join a team of
mates to play the leaky bucket
race or know someone nomi-
nated for an Australia Day Award,
there’s something for everyone.”
This year’s Australia Day Am-
bassador for Tennant Creek is
She is the founder and volun-
teer Managing Director of The
Footpath Library, a truly unique
library that gives away books to
“Ms Garnett is such an inspi-
rational woman,” said Mayor
“She is passionate about encour-
aging literacy from an early age
and making books accessible to
everyone who loves reading.
“Now her organisation provides
books to homeless people in four
Mayor Edgington also extended
Council’s warmest appreciation
to all those volunteers, local
businesses and sponsors who are
contributing to make Australia
Day such a special event.
Registration for the Triathlon
needs to be done before Australia
Day. Forms, rules and information
available at https://www.barkly.
day-2018 and remember to like
Council’s Facebook page.
Let’s celebrate what’s great on Australia Day
PAPULU Apparr-Kari is set to open its brand new Lan-
NT Senator and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion will
be in town next Tuesday to officially launch the $3.6 million project,
mainly funded by the Federal Government’s Aboriginal Benefit Ac-
PAK CEO Karan Hayward said she was very proud of the new
premises which has been specially designed in a culturally sensitive
way to accommodate the many language groups in the Barkly.
“This is the culmination of a ten-year vision inspired by traditional
elders, many who have since passed away,” she said.
“The whole community has contributed to the success of our new
centre and that’s why we have extended an open invitation to everyone
throughout the Barkly to attend.”
Karan said she was very grateful for all the assistance PAK had re-
ceived, particularly from Senator Scullion for his consistent support,
faith and encouragement and to Jacqueline Bethel who had not only
secured funding for the building but had worked in partnership with
PAK to bring the project to fruition.
The launch will be held on Tuesday 23 January from 10am - 12 noon.
Brand new Language Centre to open its doors
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