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Farm Finance: Concessional Loans Scheme
LOAN APPLICATIONS OPEN
Eligible farm businesses in the Northern Territory
can now apply for a concessional loan as part of the
Australian Government Farm Finance Program.
The concessional loans scheme in the Northern Territory
will be managed and delivered by QRAA.
For more information on eligibility criteria, loan terms
and how to apply visit www.nt.gov.au/d/primary_industry
or phone 8936 4089.
This program is funded by the Australian Government, and delivered by QRAA
on behalf of the Northern Territory.
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A DRUNKEN man stabbed his uncle in the
back with a butcher’s knife.
But the blade was blunt so then he kicked the man in
the face with such force his jaw broke.
He apologised before leaving the injured man who
had been sitting in a lounge chair during the attack.
The pair had been drinking in Staunton Street in Octo-
ber last year when an argument broke out about noise.
Desmond Presley pleaded guilty to the charges when
he appeared in the NT Supreme Court in Alice Springs
The Court heard violence and alcohol abuse had been
a way of life since the 40-year-old Willowra man was
very young. He had spent most of his adult life in and
out of prison and had been given many opportunities to
prove he could change his violent behaviour.
Justice Jenny Blockland said she accepted Presley was
sincere about wanting to change and that he was not a
callous person when he was not intoxicated.
But she said protection of the community must be
reflected in the sentence despite the obvious difficulties
Presley had experienced.
“It surely, hardly needs to be said that the level of
violence in the Northern Territory is extremely high
and the sentences to deal with the problem must be
appropriate in that context,” Justice Blockland said.
Presley was sentenced to four-and-a-half years prison
with a non-parole period of three-and-a-half years.
Prison sentence for backstabbing nephew
SEVERAL Tennant Creek
residents were alarmed when
they entered their homes mid
afternoon last week.
A confronting odour was wafting
through their premises and an eerie
sound emanating from somewhere
in the inner sanctum of their houses.
One resident, who did not want to
be named for fear of retribution and
the supernatural in general, thought
a poltergeist had invaded the place.
“I came in and thought; what is that
smell?,” he said.
“Nothing had been left out of the
fridge to go off in such a short time
and there was this howling wind
sound like a Cyclone Tracy record-
ing playing in the background.”
Upon further investigation, the
sound and the odour was traced
to the bathroom with an alarming
“When I followed my nose and
ears to the bathroom I was shocked
to see the bloody dunny lid flap-
ping like it was possessed and the
cyclone noise was pouring out of
the porcelain bus. What the hell,”
the anonymous resident said.
Don’t worry anonymous, our fear-
less ghost - busting reporter left no
stone unturned in the pursuit of a
Turns out Power Water (and if
anon had read the paper properly
on 7 March they would have seen
the ad) is undertaking a sewer drain
cleaning maintenance program from
12 - 28 March on the eastern side
Darwin company Renoflo has been
contracted to undertake this lovely
job and we located the poltergeist
pooh-pumpers out the back of the
Foodbarn last Friday.
Gerald Clapham from Renoflo,
explained what they were up to.
“We have the contract to maintain
the sewerage pipes and this is done
once every 4 to 5 years,” he said.
“Basically we pump pressurised
water through the 16 kilometres of
pipe in town at a 2000 PSI pressure.
“This is then collected in a tank on
the back of the truck and disposed
Mr Clapham said Renoflo is one
of the few companies which have
the ability to unblock the pipes and
collect the debris with a single truck.
He did not elaborate on what other
companies do with the backwash.
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