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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
Motor Vehicle Registry Tennant Creek
The MVR Tennant Creek Office will be closed from Monday 23 December 2013 to Friday
10 January 2014.
To allow you to continue to do business with MVR, a range of alternative options will be
available during this period:
• A phone located in the Tennant Creek Office foyer can transfer you through to MVR’s
Call Centre - 1300 654 628 where you can talk to a customer service officer or the MVR
Demerit Point/Fines Recovery Unit.
• Australia Post can provide some MVR services including driver licence and car
registration renewals where:
You have received a renewal notice with a barcode;
Do not need a new photograph or eyesight test; and
Your vehicle does not require a roadworthy inspection.
• You can also undertake transactions electronically through MVR Quickpay online or the
new NT Rego App through your iPhone or android device and by telephone on
1300 654 628.
MVR is committed to providing high quality customer service and ensuring the Tennant
Creek community has access to our services. For further information, please telephone the
Department of Transport on 1300 654 628.
Enjoy the holidays and have a
happy New Year. I look forward to
an exciting 2014 for the Territor y.
Tennant Creek Indigenous
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Management and staff at the Tennant
Creek ICC wish the Tennant Creek &
Barkly community a Merry Christmas &
a Happy New Year.
The ICC will close Tuesday
24th December 2013 at 12pm,
reopening Thursday 2nd
January 2014 at 8am.
Mozzie forced to buzz off
RESULTS from a Power Price
survey has revealed many Ter-
ritorians are struggling with the
cost of living in the lead-up to
Leader of the Opposition, Delia
Lawrie, said the survey showed 82.6
per cent of the 935 respondents were
buckling under the strain of CLP price
“It is the week before Christmas and
the CLP are hurting families with a $32
million tariff grab that is making it hard
to cope with their massive electricity
bills,” Ms Lawrie said.
“One family has just been hit with a
$1,758 power, water and sewerage bill
to pay by a due date of 24 December,
and too many Territorians are buckling
under this strain.”
Ms Lawrie said the CLP Government
has already increased power prices by
$2,000 each year.
“The New Year’s gift form the CLP
is a further price hike of five per cent
on 1 January, 2014, adding another
$300 to the average family's power
bill,” she said.
Lawrie: Power bills are hurting
TWO officers narrow-
ly averted injury after
a man accelerated
his car and swerved
towards them in the
early hours of Tues-
Police had stopped a
Holden Astra travelling
through Wuppa Camp
at around 2:55am and
were walking towards the
driver when the incident
The driver sped off.
The previous evening,
police had attempted to
stop the same vehicle
along Peko Road when
the driver had also escaped
apprehension by accelerat-
About an hour after po-
lice escaped injury, the
car was spotted in Blain
The two occupants of the
vehicle fled the scene but
were arrested by police a
short time later.
A 20-year-old man and a
22-year-old man appeared
in the Tennant Creek Mag-
istrates Court on Wednes-
day charged with various
offences including drive
high range, drive disquali-
fied, failing to obey direc-
tion of a police officer.
The 22-year-old man
was also charged with
two counts of reckless-
ly endangering life and
breaching a good behav-
Two men charged with traffic offences
FOLLOWING a hugely success-
ful dengue mosquito elimination
program, just one property has
been found to be infested.
Yet 18 months ago, there were 146
mosquito-infested properties in Tennant.
The Aedes aegypti was detected in town
for the second time in November 2011,
prompting the Territory Department of
Health to launch an elimination program.
Director of Medical Entomology, Nina
Kurucz, said the program would not have
been possible without the tremendous
support from the community, providing
property access for officers and comply-
ing with measures to reduce breeding
“We are now embarking on what we
hope are the final two rounds of prop-
erty inspections to determine if we have
eliminated the dengue mosquito from
town,” she said.
“The program is expected to continue
until the end of April next year, at which
point it is hoped a declaration can be
made that the dengue mosquito has been
eliminated from the Northern Territory
once again, thanks to the team effort of
Tennant Creek residents and the Depart-
ment of Health.”
MOZZIE BUSTER: Dean Glavocich checks water in old tyres for dengue mosquitoes.
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