Home' Tennant and District Times : 2014-0131 TDT Contents TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2014 3
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
OPEN SPEED TRIAL
COMMENCES 1 FEBRUARY 2014
A one year open speed trial will commence on a 204 km section
of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs to just south of
An unrestricted speed limit means you should drive at speeds that would keep
yourself and other road users safe at all times.
Dangerous driving is a serious traffic offence and can put you and other road
users at risk.
You should drive safely, to your own capability, the capability of your vehicle and
the road conditions.
Penalties for exceeding the speed limit across the Territory will also increase on
1 February 2014.
For more information visit www.roadsafety.nt.gov.au.
Anyinginyi Sport and Recreation team
is looking forward to hosting many
sporting activities ranging from the after
school program to social sports in 2014
and we have planned an exciting start
to the year to get you back into fitness
and have some fun along the way.
The team is calling for registrations for
their upcoming mixed touch rugby and
indoor soccer competitions.
Please call the centre if you would like
to know more information or to register
Anyinginyi Sport and Recreation
is again organising the 2014 Rossy
Williams ‘7-a-side’ Cricket Competition.
Please contact Kym Bracken at
Anyinginyi Sport and Recreation on
8962 1959 for more information on
how you can register a team for this
fantastic weekend event. It looks like
the weekend will be the 8th and 9th of
March, so get in quick to register your
The after school activities is a week
long program with different sports and
activities for the kids.
On Monday we will get the kids
involved in basketball, learning new
skills and even having a game or two.
Tuesday, the popular T-Ball Tuesday is
back and on Wednesday we will break
things up and head to the pool for some
fun water activities, and maybe join in
with the junior lifeguard activity.
Thursday cricket will take over to try
and find the next superstar and for the
end of the week, we will have Friday
Fun at the Pool with the inflatable to
The Fitness Classes are still in
operation, and if you’re an early riser,
take part in the 30 minute Crossfit
program on Tuesday and Thursday
Our evening classes are on at
5.30 with Circuit(Monday), Boxing
(Wednesday) and even the MMA
Boxing (Friday) class.
Also we provide a Women’s only class,
in the security of your own private room
on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm. This
class is designed for Beginners to the
Experienced and involves boxing and
Circuit type class.
If classes are not your thing, then join
up at the Gym.
The gym is open every weekday from
6am to 8pm and 5pm-8pm on Sundays.
There is a range of cardio equipment,
machine weights and free weights.
Also stay tuned for more information
on the renovations that start soon.
Exciting sports calendar ahead
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
A BOLD Federal Gov-
ernment strategy to
improve school at-
tendance in remote
areas was rolled out
in the Territory this
week with the Minis-
ter for Indigenous Af-
fairs visiting Tennant
Creek, Ali Curung
Nigel Scullion visited
the schools on Wednes-
day where he met staff,
community members and
service providers to talk
about the plan that will
cost $28.4 million over
School attendance of-
ficers will be employed
through the Remote
Jobs and Communities
Program (RJCP) in 40
schools around Australia
where attendance is low.
Employed at the rate
of five officers per 100
enrolled students, they
will work with families
and provide support to
make sure children get to
Daily, the workers will
visit homes of students
with poor attendance re-
cords, help them get ready
and take them to school.
They will also work af-
ter school to engage with
children and families in
activities to build a com-
mitment to attendance.
The Minister said chil-
dren in remote commu-
nities deserved the same
opportunities as their
city counterparts but that
many schools had atten-
dance rates below 70 per
cent, with some as low as
“Education is the fun-
damental building block
to establishing strong,
ties,” he said.
“If we don't educate kids
in remote communities,
all the policies and plans
in the world designed to
build a future for Indig-
enous people in remote
Australia will amount to
"It's not just about ensur-
ing today's kids are edu-
cated but that we equip
them with the skills and
capability to be the future
leaders of their communi-
Based on figures for five
years from 2008 to 2012,
the attendance rate at Ten-
nant Creek, Ali Curung
and Epenarra was 69 per
cent, 55 percent and 60
per cent respectively.
School attendance plan
rolled out in the Barkly
BACK TO SCHOOL: Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion with the region’s school
FOR Tennant Creek’s Indian community, Australia Day was a case of
double the reasons, double the fun.
Apart from all the Aussie reasons to celebrate, it was also India Republic Day.
After 200 years of imperialist rule, unspeakable bloodshed and irrepressible rebel-
lion, 26 January 1950 saw India reborn as a modern, fully fledged republic.
This day has been celebrated ever since by Indians no matter where they are.
And for the Indian families who have made Tennant Creek their home, there was
a ready-made, fun-filled agenda out at Lake Mary Ann where everything Australia
and India have become was celebrated.
Double celebration for Indian community
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