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Important statement from the NT Valuer General

On 28 January 2015 the Northern Territory Valuer General posted out new valuation notices to land owners of Darwin and Palmerston.

Is your child protected? Check their immunisation status today

With the new school year underway, children from all over are coming together and it is an important time to ensure your children are protected and up to date with their immunisations.

Is your child protected? Check their immunisation status today

With the new school year underway, children from all over are coming together and it is an important time to ensure your children are protected and up to date with their immunisations.

NT Institute of Sport Welcomes Elite Coaches

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) has appointed two top-level coaches to its staffing roster.

Combining Art with Wildlife

Territory-based artists have the opportunity to combine art with wildlife through this year’s Artists-in-the-Park Program (AiP) at the Territory Wildlife Park (TWP).

Exciting opportunities for Territory screen writers

Screen Territory, with the support of Screen Australia, is offering Territory screen writers two exciting opportunities to develop low budget feature films, Low Means Low and IGLOW.

Australia Day Fun Run

Kick off your Australia Day celebrations with the annual Australia Day Fun Run on Monday 26 January 2015 at the Darwin Waterfront. Registrations open from 6am with the run at 7am.

Frogs on Friday!

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) is inviting nature lovers to meet the frogs of the desert at Simpsons Gap next month.

Last chance to have your say on Commercial Passenger Vehicle Review

More than 300 Territorians have already had their say on reforms to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle industry and the Department of Transport wants to hear your views too. Submissions are open until close of business, 25th January 2015.

Turtles Removed From Alice Springs Golf Course

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) is urging the public not to release animals into the wild without authority to do so.

More cases of melioidosis confirmed

There are now 21 confirmed melioidosis cases and one death so far this wet season. With continued monsoonal rains the Centre for Disease Control expects the number of confirmed cases to rise … daily.

Murray Valley Encephalitis warning for Central Australia

Residents in the Barkly and Alice Springs regions are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase following extensive rain last week.

Want to be a better coach? Want to better understand athlete development? Register now for HFS15

The Department of Sport and Recreation is offering a series of free education sessions designed to improve the physical development and competency of junior athletes.

Ross River Virus warning for Central Australia

Residents in the Barkly and Alice Springs regions are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase following heavy rain this week.

Update on Territory Road Conditions

A number of roads throughout the Territory, particularly in the Alice Springs, Katherine and Barkly regions are either closed or have restrictions in place due to flooding. For details, please visit www.roadreport.nt.gov.au where you can search alphabetically for the road you need to check. The Road Report is updated round the clock as conditions are officially changed. Motorists can also use the freecall number 1800 246 199. For a detailed list of all Territory road closures and conditions, please see attached PDF.

Surf School in the Wave Lagoon

Kids can learn to surf these school holidays in the Wave Lagoon. Surf Life Saving NT is offering five-day surf programs which focus on surfing skill development for children aged between 7 to 13 years. Classes run from Monday to Friday, 8.15am to 10.15am.

Spray Now While the Sun Shines

The break in monsoon rain means now is the perfect time for Top End rural residents to pick up their free herbicide to help combat the spread of Gamba grass.

Top Israeli Researcher to Assist Territory Response to Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus

Dr Aviv Dombrovsky is an internationally recognised plant pathologist from the Volcani Institute in Bet Dagan, Israel.

Opportunity to comment: Review of the Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling

The Northern Territory Government has initiated the review of the Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling and drafted a specific code for online gambling.

Waterfowl Hunting Season Ends Tomorrow

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) has praised the overall behaviour of hunters this waterfowl hunting season which officially ends at 7.45pm tomorrow.

Detainees to be charged over disturbance

The NT Department of Correctional Services has confirmed a small group of youth detainees were responsible for damaging a section of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Berrimah last night.

Free School Holiday Fun at the Darwin Waterfront

Free school holiday activities are back every weekday from 10am at the Darwin Waterfront. The school holiday program starts tomorrow (Monday 5 January) and will run until Friday 23 January 2015.

Melioidosis still a high risk

The Centre for Disease Control is warning that contact with mud, groundwater and aerosolised soil during the wet season increases the chance of exposure to the potentially fatal disease - Melioidosis.

Saltwater Crocodiles Removals Increase in 2014

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) crocodile management team has removed 287 estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles from Northern Territory waterways as part of its crocodile management program.

Ross River virus season warning

Top End residents are being urged to remain vigilant and keep protecting themselves against mosquitoes.

Youth detainees return to Berrimah

The Department of Correctional Services has formally re-commissioned the old Berrimah prison as the new Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Go Wild at the Darwin Waterfront this New Year’s Eve

The Darwin Waterfront is going wild this New Year’s Eve with a “Jungle Party” that’s sure to bring out the party animal in everyone.

Territory wide surveillance completed

The Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) response team has now completed surveillance of commercial cucurbit crops across the Territory and have not found any signs of the virus outside existing quarantine areas.

Melioidosis risk high as wet season arrives

Top Enders are being warned to take precautions against melioidosis following six cases, including one death, that have occurred already this wet season.

Prisoners work for improved animal welfare

The Department of Correctional Services has teamed up with RSPCA Darwin to boost its volunteer numbers and improve the lives of abandoned or abused animals in its care.

Think About Your Pets This Christmas

With the Festive Season nearly upon us, Territorians are being asked to ensure that their pets are cared for over the Christmas/ New year break.

Fire Danger Period Declared in Central Australia

Bushfires NT advise that a Fire Danger Period has been declared until the 31 March 2015 in the Central Australia region.

RDH patients given gift of hearing in time for Christmas

Territory adults and children will be given the gift of hearing this Christmas, when the latest round of cochlear implants provided through a partnership between Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) are ‘switched on’.

Help Leave No Trace in Litchfield National Park

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) advises that remaining rubbish bins at Litchfield National Park will start to be removed from Monday, 19 January 2015.

Help Leave No Trace in Litchfield National Park

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) advises that remaining rubbish bins at Litchfield National Park will start to be removed from Monday, 19 January 2015.

Anula Primary School joins Banana Freckle eradication effort

School holidays may have started, but there was still work happening at Anula Primary School this weekend. The destruction of banana plants in the six red zones of the Territory continued with work by Banana Freckle field teams in schools over the weekend.

Brand new officers for a brand new prison

The first group of Trainee Correctional Officers (TCOs) to be assigned to the new Darwin Correctional Centre at Holtze will today graduate from the initial phase of their 12-month training program.

Have your say on Bushfires Act Recommendation Paper

Bushfires NT is inviting the public to provide comment on a Recommendation Paper as part of the review into the Bushfires Act.

Second award for Alice Springs domestic violence group

A commitment to bring down the level of family and domestic violence in the Northern Territory has this week earned an Alice Springs project’s reference group their second major acknowledgment this year.

Filmmakers and Artists Announced for Art X *North

Screen Territory and ABC Arts have selected the filmmakers and artists who will be showcased in the new documentary series, Art X *North.

Wet Season Monitoring Established at Goodall

The rehabilitation of Legacy Mine Sites in the Territory has taken another step forward with the successful installation of remote monitoring equipment at the former Goodall gold mine 100 klm south-east of darwin.

Ross River virus warning

Top End residents are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase from Sunday, following heavy rainfall last week.

Rescued Turtle Ready to be Released

An injured Northern Snapping Turtle that was rescued by a fisherman from Hardies Billabong is ready to be released back into the wild.

Applications Now Open for NT History Grants

The Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 Northern Territory History Grants are now open.

Prison doors close for last time

Today, the door will finally close on another chapter of corrections in the Northern Territory with the last prisoners to be transferred from the Berrimah Correctional Centre (BCC) to the new Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) at Holtze.

NTPS employees break charity record

Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) staff gave generously in the 2013/14 financial year, donating a record breaking $41,222 to charity.

Warlayirti The Art of Balgo at Araluen Art Centre

Warlayirti The Art of Balgo, an exhibition from one of the most successful art centres to emerge from a remote Australian area, will open at the Araluen Art Centre on Friday, 28 November.