Sunday Territorian


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How much would you pay for a piece of the Colonel’s finest? A good Samaritan put a KFC chicken bucket up for auction on Facebook’s Gove Notice Board this week, smuggling the precious cargo some 1300km and into the hands of the highest bidder. Given the fact that inner-city Darwinites get clucky driving all the way down Bagot Rd, Bushie isn’t surprised it went for $310. The money was also donated to a local junior netball team – a wing-wing!


The newly-minted press sec for Police Minister Kate Worden alerted journalist­s this week to a stand-up regarding comments made by “Peter Sutton”. An innocent typo perhaps, but one that nonetheles­s made the newsroom chuckle – not least because the two politician­s’ war of words played out just six months ago in an almost identical fashion.


A Nightcliff resident was surprised to say the least when, about 7pm in heavy rain on Easter Sunday, he noticed a work crew highpressu­re cleaning the footpath along Progress Drive. The work was being done in readiness for the opening of a new burger bar expected to open soon in Nightcliff.


Even Bushie’s spies are not usually privy to what happens behind the scenes of the Darwin Local Court most of the time, but this week judge John Neill helpfully provided an insight into what their honours are not doing during the lunch break. “I don’t have a moment to read things in the course of a Court 1 day except on the bench,” he told prosecutor Damien Jones. “I don’t wander off and enjoy peeled grapes with my feet on my desk in chambers.” Bushie reckons our hard working bail and arrest judges probably deserve to put their feet up with a few peeled grapes occasional­ly anyway after dealing with the sort of hijinks that sometimes go on in Court 1.

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