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RFDS throws support behind pastoralists

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Multi-Brolga award winner and 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice winner, the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility at Stokes Hill Wharf, is the NTCA's newest HerdThat merchandise outlet. 

Acting Operations Manager RFDS Central Operations, Samantha Bennett, said she was proud of the working relationship between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the NT Cattlemen's Association.

"The Flying Doctor is committed to improving and saving the lives of people who live, work and travel throughout the Northern Territory. Earlier this year, we added a second $14 million purpose-built aeromedical jet to our fleet serving both the Territory and South Australia," Mrs Bennett said. 

As part of the PC-24 jet launch in July, the RFDS announced outback icon S. Kidman & Co had expanded and extended its sponsorship of RFDS Central Operations for another four years. At the launch, David Larkin AM, Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Agriculture, said S. Kidman & Co was delighted to continue the alignment of its famous brand alongside Australia’s leader in aeromedical and primary health care in rural and remote Australia.
“Like the Royal Flying Doctor Service, S. Kidman & Co has a rich history and a strong future invested in the Territory,” Mr Larkin said.

Mrs Bennett said the RFDS had a long-standing relationship with pastoralists across the country. 

"More than 90 years ago Reverend John Flynn witnessed the daily struggle of pioneers living in remote areas and had a vision to provide a 'mantle of safety' for the people of the bush. To this day, this vision is what we base our work on. Every day, the RFDS transports eight Territorians in need for specialist medical care," she said.

"Selling HerdThat merchandise in our Darwin Tourist Facility is just another opportunity for us to throw our support behind the NT cattle industry. Our HerdThat inventory even includes an exclusive HerdThat messenger bag that cannot be bought anywhere else in Australia.” 
The RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility which was voted in the Top 10% of all Tripadvisor tourist attractions in the world in 2020, is open from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Sunday.

Refer to this story and receive 10% off your entry at the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility (valid until December 31, 2020).

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