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Drunk man found napping on car bonnet in Darwin CBD | NT News - NT News

IT was a big weekend for one sleepy Darwin reveller who thought the bonnet of a stranger’s car was a good place for a kip.

NT Government worker David Creeper found the drunk bloke passed out on his bonnet at 11.30pm on Sunday.

Mr Creeper had been in an internet cafe helping his friend for about half an hour before they found old mate having a snooze on top of his 2016 Holden SSV Redline.

“First I was freaking out. It stunned me,” Mr Creeper said.

“Out of everywhere you could have slept, you have to sleep on my car? You see punches and fights, but for someone to sleep on your car — that’s a first.”

Mr Creeper spent about five minutes trying to wake the drunkard up before he stirred and slid down the bonnet.

“He was absolutely wasted,” Mr Creeper said.

“You could smell the liquor and he was really drunk and never said a word. I hopped into my car then he tried to enter the driver’s...


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Smoke from rural fire blankets Darwin CBD - NT News

SMOKE from a fire in Howard Springs has blanketed the Darwin CBD while another blazes on the Stuart Hwy near Livingstone.

A severe fire warning has been issued for Darwin right down to Adelaide River with strong winds pushing smoke over Darwin and Palmerston.

The Darwin CBD is surrounded by blanketed in smoke in this view from the Zen building. Picture: Katrina Bridgeford

A fire on the eastern side of the Howard River is causing the smoke in the city, with firefighters using a helicopter to monitor its movement.

Bushfires NT senior regional fire controller John Wotley said the Howard Springs fire was not endangering houses and would burn itself out.

“It will remain smoky for pretty much the rest of the day,” he said.

The fire opposite Kentish Rd on the Stuart Hwy was being contained by Bushfires NT volunteers and staff.

Mr Wotley said the blaze had covered a 50 acre block and was...


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Australian Ninja Warrior episode to feature Darwin man Cobi Head - NT News

DARWIN’S newest samurai Cobi Head has smashed through to the semi-finals in Australia’s newest hit television series Australian Ninja Warrior.

Mr Head’s episode aired yesterday on Channel Nine and he annihilated the heat in the equal-fastest time of the night. The obstacles he faced included quintuple steps, the bomb slider, ball and chains and the final wall run.

Darwin's very own Ninja Warrior Cobi Head. Picture: SUPPLIED

Mr Head was in the process of opening his own Crossfit gym in Winnellie and has a background in military physical training.

“I wasn’t going to apply at first but my wife made me,” he said. “It was almost in the ‘too hard’ basket.

“I didn’t train specifically for it, but everything I do in Crossfit gives me a good general physical (fitness), so (I was) good at most things.”

He wasn’t nervous despite being in front of an audience and the cameras.

“It was an...


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Drunk man found napping on car bonnet in Darwin CBD | NT News - NT News

IT was a big weekend for one sleepy Darwin reveller who thought the bonnet of a stranger’s car was a good place for a kip.

NT Government worker David Creeper found the drunk bloke passed out on his bonnet at 11.30pm on Sunday.

Mr Creeper had been in an internet cafe helping his friend for about half an hour before they found old mate having a snooze on top of his 2016 Holden SSV Redline.

“First I was freaking out. It stunned me,” Mr Creeper said.

“Out of everywhere you could have slept, you have to sleep on my car? You see punches and fights, but for someone to sleep on your car — that’s a first.”

Mr Creeper spent about five minutes trying to wake the drunkard up before he stirred and slid down the bonnet.

“He was absolutely wasted,” Mr Creeper said.

“You could smell the liquor and he was really drunk and never said a word. I hopped into my car then he tried to enter the driver’s...


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Smoke from rural fire blankets Darwin CBD - NT News

SMOKE from a fire in Howard Springs has blanketed the Darwin CBD while another blazes on the Stuart Hwy near Livingstone.

A severe fire warning has been issued for Darwin right down to Adelaide River with strong winds pushing smoke over Darwin and Palmerston.

The Darwin CBD is surrounded by blanketed in smoke in this view from the Zen building. Picture: Katrina Bridgeford

A fire on the eastern side of the Howard River is causing the smoke in the city, with firefighters using a helicopter to monitor its movement.

Bushfires NT senior regional fire controller John Wotley said the Howard Springs fire was not endangering houses and would burn itself out.

“It will remain smoky for pretty much the rest of the day,” he said.

The fire opposite Kentish Rd on the Stuart Hwy was being contained by Bushfires NT volunteers and staff.

Mr Wotley said the blaze had covered a 50 acre block and was...


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Nine Darwin job cuts devastating: NT chief - Perth Now

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says large cuts at Nine News Darwin and the axing of the broadcaster's standalone news bulletin will damage the fabric of the community.

About a dozen staff will lose their jobs in September when the Darwin station is absorbed into the regional Queensland division, leaving behind a skeleton crew to provide local content for nationally-produced evening news bulletins.

The redundancies and loss of a local news presence will be devastating, Mr Gunner says.

He said too often the only stories to get national attention are outrageously "jocular" yarns or those that tarnish the NT's reputation, with exposes on political corruption and Aboriginal disadvantage making headlines in the past.

"I don't want the Territory image to be confined to the negative news story or the classic NT News front page," he told reporters on Tuesday.

"It needs to...


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Virgin announces more flights between Darwin Alice Springs and Adelaide - NT News

Flights between Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide are set to become more accessible after Virgin Australia announced it would increase services.

The airline also intends to update the flight schedule to better suit business travellers. The changes will come into effect from September 5 and include:

• One extra service from Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

• One extra service from Darwin to Alice Springs to Adelaide on Friday and Saturday mornings.

• Virgin Australia’s Wednesday and Thursday flights from Alice Springs to Darwin, as well as the new Friday afternoon flight, will now depart at 5pm.

All of Virgin Australia’s Darwin to Alice Springs services depart Darwin at 7am and arrive in Alice Springs at 9am.

General Manager of Network Revenue Management Russell Shaw said Virgin was pleased to increase service between the three cities.

“The...


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Darwin Port 20pc stake to remain in Northern Territory Government hands - ABC Local

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says a deal allowing the Government to keep a 20 per cent stake in Darwin Port is a "win-win" agreement, even though it delivers no extra profits and no right of veto to the NT.

Mr Gunner announced the Government had struck a deal to keep a 20 per cent interest in Darwin's port, which was controversially leased to Chinese-owned Landbridge for 99 years.

He said keeping the 20 per cent stake would give Territorians "a say" in the operation of the port and in appointments to senior port positions.

"This gives Territorians, the Territory Government, a direct say in the appointment of positions like the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, the chief operations officer and the most senior person for Landbridge in Australia," Mr Gunner said.

When the port lease was signed by the...


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Rosie takes out trifecta at the Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta - NT News

DARWIN’S famous Beer Can Regatta was dominated by a “collective of crazy women” in command of a boat named Rosie.

Representing Darwin’s gay community, Rosie won the event’s trifecta — the tug of war, the boat race and the battle of Mindil.

Crew member Tracey Knighton said the boat was named in honour of a member of Darwin’s LGBTIQ community who passed away recently.

She said Rosie was powered by the “spirit and power of the gay community and a lot of crossing of fingers”.

“We’re a collective of crazy women all working towards this,” Ms Knighton said.

“We had fireworks last weekend, so if you didn’t blow yourself up then, you can come drown yourself here. It’s a good time to be a Territorian.”

Ms Knighton said the event boosted the profile of Darwin’s gay community.

The Battle of Mindil at the Darwin Beer Can Regatta Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL

“We want people in the NT to see gay,...


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Drunk man found napping on car bonnet in Darwin CBD | NT News - NT News

IT was a big weekend for one sleepy Darwin reveller who thought the bonnet of a stranger’s car was a good place for a kip.

NT Government worker David Creeper found the drunk bloke passed out on his bonnet at 11.30pm on Sunday.

Mr Creeper had been in an internet cafe helping his friend for about half an hour before they found old mate having a snooze on top of his 2016 Holden SSV Redline.

“First I was freaking out. It stunned me,” Mr Creeper said.

“Out of everywhere you could have slept, you have to sleep on my car? You see punches and fights, but for someone to sleep on your car — that’s a first.”

Mr Creeper spent about five minutes trying to wake the drunkard up before he stirred and slid down the bonnet.

“He was absolutely wasted,” Mr Creeper said.

“You could smell the liquor and he was really drunk and never said a word. I hopped into my car then he tried to enter the driver’s...


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Nine Darwin job cuts devastating: NT chief - Perth Now

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says large cuts at Nine News Darwin and the axing of the broadcaster's standalone news bulletin will damage the fabric of the community.

About a dozen staff will lose their jobs in September when the Darwin station is absorbed into the regional Queensland division, leaving behind a skeleton crew to provide local content for nationally-produced evening news bulletins.

The redundancies and loss of a local news presence will be devastating, Mr Gunner says.

He said too often the only stories to get national attention are outrageously "jocular" yarns or those that tarnish the NT's reputation, with exposes on political corruption and Aboriginal disadvantage making headlines in the past.

"I don't want the Territory image to be confined to the negative news story or the classic NT News front page," he told reporters on Tuesday.

"It needs to...


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Read more: Nine Darwin job cuts devastating: NT chief - Perth Now

Darwin Port 20pc stake to remain in Northern Territory Government hands - ABC Local

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says a deal allowing the Government to keep a 20 per cent stake in Darwin Port is a "win-win" agreement, even though it delivers no extra profits and no right of veto to the NT.

Mr Gunner announced the Government had struck a deal to keep a 20 per cent interest in Darwin's port, which was controversially leased to Chinese-owned Landbridge for 99 years.

He said keeping the 20 per cent stake would give Territorians "a say" in the operation of the port and in appointments to senior port positions.

"This gives Territorians, the Territory Government, a direct say in the appointment of positions like the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, the chief operations officer and the most senior person for Landbridge in Australia," Mr Gunner said.

When the port lease was signed by the...


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Rosie takes out trifecta at the Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta - NT News

DARWIN’S famous Beer Can Regatta was dominated by a “collective of crazy women” in command of a boat named Rosie.

Representing Darwin’s gay community, Rosie won the event’s trifecta — the tug of war, the boat race and the battle of Mindil.

Crew member Tracey Knighton said the boat was named in honour of a member of Darwin’s LGBTIQ community who passed away recently.

She said Rosie was powered by the “spirit and power of the gay community and a lot of crossing of fingers”.

“We’re a collective of crazy women all working towards this,” Ms Knighton said.

“We had fireworks last weekend, so if you didn’t blow yourself up then, you can come drown yourself here. It’s a good time to be a Territorian.”

Ms Knighton said the event boosted the profile of Darwin’s gay community.

The Battle of Mindil at the Darwin Beer Can Regatta Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL

“We want people in the NT to see gay,...


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Man accused of bashing bouncer outside Throb nightclub granted bail - NT News

A MAN who allegedly punched, elbowed, headbutted and spat on a female bouncer has been granted bail.

Police will allege Mitchell Bryce, 31, assaulted the 19-year-old security worker after she refused him entry to Throb Nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to witnesses, the teenager was left with “blood spurting everywhere” as a result of allegedly being headbutted in the face.

It’s alleged he then proceeded to punch the woman twice, spit on her and elbow her.

One witness described the victim’s injuries as “bloody”.

“There was just blood spurting everywhere,” the witness said.

Police were called to the scene at 1.40am but it was understood St John Ambulance were not called.

Mr Bryce was yesterday charged with aggravated assault and assaulting a worker, causing the victim to suffer harm.

He was released on bail on the condition he wouldn’t leave the Territory to...


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Australian Ninja Warrior episode to feature Darwin man Cobi Head - NT News

CROSSFIT enthusiast and former military physical trainer Cobi Head will tonight tough it out on hit television show Australian Ninja Warrior.

The Darwin resident, who’s about to open his own Crossfit gym in Winnellie, has a history in the military as a rifleman and physical trainer but gave it up to pursue his dream of owning a gym.

Darwin's very own Ninja Warrior Cobi Head. Picture: SUPPLIED

Mr Head will attempt to complete the four stage obstacle course, which was built on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island.

He said he didn’t do any specific training for the show, rather his dedication to crossfit gave him all the fitness he needed.

“It’s very exciting and was lots of fun to film but it was a bit cold in Sydney at night,” he said.

During the first episode on Sunday night, the program was watched by an average of 2.33 million people around Australia.

Only the men’s tennis final of the...


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Rosie takes out trifecta at the Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta - NT News

DARWIN’S famous Beer Can Regatta was dominated by a “collective of crazy women” in command of a boat named Rosie.

Representing Darwin’s gay community, Rosie won the event’s trifecta — the tug of war, the boat race and the battle of Mindil.

Crew member Tracey Knighton said the boat was named in honour of a member of Darwin’s LGBTIQ community who passed away recently.

She said Rosie was powered by the “spirit and power of the gay community and a lot of crossing of fingers”.

“We’re a collective of crazy women all working towards this,” Ms Knighton said.

“We had fireworks last weekend, so if you didn’t blow yourself up then, you can come drown yourself here. It’s a good time to be a Territorian.”

Ms Knighton said the event boosted the profile of Darwin’s gay community.

The Battle of Mindil at the Darwin Beer Can Regatta Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL

“We want people in the NT to see gay,...


Read full article on News GN Northern Territory


Read more: Rosie takes out trifecta at the Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta - NT News

Darwin Port 20pc stake to remain in Northern Territory Government hands - ABC Local

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says a deal allowing the Government to keep a 20 per cent stake in Darwin Port is a "win-win" agreement, even though it delivers no extra profits and no right of veto to the NT.

Mr Gunner announced the Government had struck a deal to keep a 20 per cent interest in Darwin's port, which was controversially leased to Chinese-owned Landbridge for 99 years.

He said keeping the 20 per cent stake would give Territorians "a say" in the operation of the port and in appointments to senior port positions.

"This gives Territorians, the Territory Government, a direct say in the appointment of positions like the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, the chief operations officer and the most senior person for Landbridge in Australia," Mr Gunner said.

When the port lease was signed by the...


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Read more: Darwin Port 20pc stake to remain in Northern Territory Government hands - ABC Local

Man accused of bashing bouncer outside Throb nightclub granted bail - NT News

A MAN who allegedly punched, elbowed, headbutted and spat on a female bouncer has been granted bail.

Police will allege Mitchell Bryce, 31, assaulted the 19-year-old security worker after she refused him entry to Throb Nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to witnesses, the teenager was left with “blood spurting everywhere” as a result of allegedly being headbutted in the face.

It’s alleged he then proceeded to punch the woman twice, spit on her and elbow her.

One witness described the victim’s injuries as “bloody”.

“There was just blood spurting everywhere,” the witness said.

Police were called to the scene at 1.40am but it was understood St John Ambulance were not called.

Mr Bryce was yesterday charged with aggravated assault and assaulting a worker, causing the victim to suffer harm.

He was released on bail on the condition he wouldn’t leave the Territory to...


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Camel escapes Darwin circus, evades NT Police capture on RAAF golf course - ABC Online

A camel next to a main road being held by its bridle.
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A runaway circus camel has led NT Police on a merry chase through peak-hour traffic before attempting to evade capture on an RAAF base golf course.

The camel escaped from Circus Royale on Darwin's Bagot Road, one of the busiest roads in the city, on Monday afternoon.

External Link: Instagram photo: The camel ran down Bagot road before hitting the golf course.

Police Duty Superintendent Rob Burgoyne said it was a "strange" call to receive.

"It caused a bit of traffic mayhem for a few minutes as it ran down a few streets," he said.

"It then ended up on the RAAF base golf course where circus personnel were able to secure it on the ninth green, obviously didn't quite make it to the 19th [the...


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Nine Darwin job cuts devastating: NT chief - NEWS.com.au

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says large cuts at Nine News Darwin and the axing of the broadcaster's standalone news bulletin will damage the fabric of the community.

About a dozen staff will lose their jobs in September when the Darwin station is absorbed into the regional Queensland division, leaving behind a skeleton crew to provide local content for nationally-produced evening news bulletins.

The redundancies and loss of a local news presence will be devastating, Mr Gunner says.

He said too often the only stories to get national attention are outrageously "jocular" yarns or those that tarnish the NT's reputation, with exposes on political corruption and Aboriginal disadvantage making headlines in the past.

"I don't want the Territory image to be confined to the negative news story or the classic NT News front page," he told reporters on Tuesday.

"It needs to...


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Read more: Nine Darwin job cuts devastating: NT chief - NEWS.com.au

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