Issue 1
Monday, 27 February 2017
Charles Darwin University
Ute Run drivers Rob Buttery, Roy Brandner and Rob Lowe
Ute Run drivers Rob Buttery, Roy Brandner and Rob Lowe

Utes top the class in street parade

By Patrick Nelson

The School of Trades has won the best business trophy at the Australia Day Ute Run for the second year in a row.

Head of the School of Trades Roy Brandner said the three corporate-coloured utes were at their spectacular best in the annual street parade through Darwin’s northern suburbs.

“They looked classy, each one bearing a flag of significance to the university: the Australian flag, the NT flag and the Indigenous flag.

“We also had better visibility this year, having been placed at the head of the queue of 435 utes.”

Mr Brandner said CDU set up an information stall at the Darwin Showgrounds, where the public gathered for a celebration after the parade.

“We saw this as a unique and timely opportunity to engage with a lot of people about the courses and programs we offer at CDU.

“Not only did people ask about trades, but we also received enquiries about primary industries, hospitality and beauty.”

Mr Brandner said CDU would acquire three new Holden utes this year.