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Pesona Indonesia – Saturday 30 July 2016

Darwin’s rich Indonesian culture will come alive this Saturday at Pesona Indonesia.

Renowned demographer Mark McCrindle to attend Population Series Summit

A summit to conclude the Northern Territory Population Series will take place at Darwin Convention Centre on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

Dundee Beach boat ramp construction works

Works to upgrade the Dundee Beach boat ramp are now underway.

NT’s first Public Guardian named

The new Guardianship of Adults Act commences today with the appointment of the inaugural Public Guardian who will head up a new independent statutory office.

Circus Oz returns to the Araluen stage

After a three year hiatus, the sensational Circus Oz is returning to Alice Springs to present their brand new show TWENTYSIXTEEN at the Araluen Arts Centre on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August.

Stronger NT biosecurity the goal of Timor-Leste trip

Two staff from the NT Government Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries’ Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory recently returned from a trip to Timor-Leste, where they investigated the possibility of establishing a herd of cattle to act as sentinels for the presence of bluetongue virus.

New high-tech tourism attraction opens in Darwin

The Bombing of Darwin Harbour will be brought to life by a new multi-million dollar tourism attraction which opens at Stokes Hill Wharf tomorrow.

***MEDIA ALERT*** New Bombing of Darwin Harbour & Royal Flying Doctor Service Experience

A reminder that local media are invited to preview the new Bombing of Darwin Harbour and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Experience at Stokes Hill Wharf tomorrow.

Iconic Kidman Springs Research Station mustering to celebrate 50 years

An iconic Territory research facility is inviting past and present stakeholders to help it mark half a century of achievement.

Baseline Weed Survey at Goodall Legacy Mine

The Legacy Mines Unit of the Department of Mines and Energy (DME) awarded a tender to local company EcOz Pty Ltd to conduct a baseline weed survey of the Goodall Legacy Mine site and surrounds.

Media Preview - New Bombing of Darwin Harbour and Royal Flying Doctor Experience

Local media are invited to preview the new Bombing of Darwin Harbour and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Experience at Stokes Hill Wharf.

Celebrate World Ranger Day with 4x4 tour at Owen Springs Reserve

In celebration of World Ranger Day, Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) Owen Springs Reserve rangers are inviting the public to take part in a ranger-guided 4x4 tour around the reserve.

Araluen Arts Centre presents outstanding productions over two nights!

Two outstanding productions, Sugarland and Pearl: The Janis Joplin Show, will ‘wow’ Alice Springs over two big nights at the Araluen Arts Centre, on July 29 and July 30.

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority Board statement on the Sacred Sites Processes and Outcomes Review

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority Board statement on the Sacred Sites Processes and Outcomes Review

Darwin Luxury Hotel proposals under review

The Northern Territory Government’s Office of Major Projects Infrastructure and Investment confirms that a competitive process to support the development of a luxury hotel in Darwin remains ongoing, but that no final decision has been made.

NT EPA develops “significant effect” definition

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority is seeking feedback on its recently developed definition for what constitutes a significant effect on the environment.

Five options for improving Mount Johns flood immunity

The Alice Springs community is being invited to provide feedback on five design options for greater flood immunity in the Mount Johns and Desert Springs areas.

Gastro cases on the rise

People in the Northern Territory are reminded to be vigilant about hygiene following a rise in gastroenteritis cases across Darwin.

Demons embrace Territory community

Melbourne Football Club will be right at home in the Territory this week ahead of the much anticipated AFL clash with Fremantle at TIO stadium on Saturday night.

NT Ranger Awards announced

The tireless and important work of our hard working rangers, frontline managers and support staff were recognised last Thursday night at the Alice Springs Desert Park.

Draft Weed Management Plan for Athel Pine

The Department of Land Resource Management (DLRM) has developed a Draft Weed Management Plan for Athel Pine and is seeking community comment on the plan.

Screen Territory supports two documentary series to air this week

As part of an ongoing commitment to filmmakers, the Northern Territory Government has provided funding to two productions, Dark Science and Black As, which are set to air this week.

Sampling signs update

The Department of Health has extended until the end of August the time it will take to assess the levels of perfluorinated chemicals, also known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) in Darwin’s Rapid Creek and Ludmilla Creek.

Sampling signs update

The Department of Health has extended until the end of August the time it will take to assess the levels of perfluorinated chemicals, also known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) in Darwin’s Rapid Creek and Ludmilla Creek.

More taxis for Darwin

Reduced taxi pick-up times and more cabs on the road will result from 13 additional taxi licences released today.

Statutory Manager appointed to Darwin North RSL

As a result of an investigation that the Director-General of Licensing has undertaken into the Darwin North Returned and Services League Sub-Branch Incorporated (Darwin North RSL) pursuant to section 93 of the Associations Act, the Director-General has decided to appoint a statutory manager to administer the affairs of the Association.

Reduce the risk of fires - be responsible this Territory Day

Bushfires NT are reminding Territorians to be safe and responsible when letting off fireworks this Territory Day.

Have a safe Territory Day - be burns aware

Territory Day is a time of celebration however every year some people suffer serious and possibly life changing injuries from firework related harm.

Do you know the right way to treat a burn?

A new awareness campaign to educate the public in how to treat a burn has been launched this week for Burns Awareness Week in the Northern Territory.

NAIDOC Week celebrations at Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs Desert Park has planned an array of exciting activities as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations from Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July.

Galiwinku housing rebuilding effort

The rebuilding effort of 80 homes destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Lam in February 2015 in remote Arnhem Land is progressing well.

Winners announced for Chief Minister’s NT History Book Awards

The winner of the prestigious 2016 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award is The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network by Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers.

Free school holiday fun

A four week school holiday program commenced this week and will run until Friday 22 July 2016.

Unfinished Business at Araluen Cultural Precinct

The Araluen Arts Centre is proud to present Unfinished Business, an exhibition of 3D lenticular portraits, on July 8 as part of NAIDOC week celebrations.

Araluen to become ‘Eye to Eye’ with new exhibition

A new powerful exhibition, Eye to Eye, is to set to open at the Araluen Arts Centre on Thursday, 30 June.

Camping at Litchfield National Park this school holidays!

Camping at the popular Litchfield National Park will be available at three different areas during the upcoming school holidays.

Improving visitor access to Stokes Hill Wharf

A new free courtesy shuttle and an upgraded car park design will see improved access for patrons and tourism operators to Stokes Hill Wharf by August 2016.

Animal Welfare Fund helped save Leo’s leg

Grant program submissions close Friday 24 June 2016


Latest update on Alice Springs schools following hail storms on Friday 17 June

The Hayden family hits the road in the NT

Sporting personality Matt Hayden has embarked on a self-drive family holiday through the NT with his wife Kellie and three children – Thomas (10), Joshua (12) and Grace (14).

School holiday program now available online

Young Territorians are in for a great time these school holidays with a diverse range of activities on offer across the NT.

Infrastructure NT Facebook page

Territorians now have another source of online information for current construction projects.

This Mid-Year break, take your holidays OUTDOORS!

Get your kids involved in the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife ‘My Outdoor School Holiday Challenge’ these school holidays.

Statement: Araluen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre is currently without power due to a severe storm that has passed through Alice Springs.

Trauma Centre takes part in disaster simulation in Timor-Leste

A typhoon that caused flooding and a major landslide burying parts of a village and road collapses are all part of an unfolding disaster being played out in Timor-Leste this week.

New Weekend Opening Hours for Araluen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre will be extending its weekend operating hours by opening its doors an hour earlier at 10am from this weekend.

Did naval officer bring down Toyoshima’s Zero?

A naval officer who may have brought down the Zero fighter which crash-landed on Melville Island on 19 February 1942 has died in Brisbane.

Boost for business events as Chinese delegates discover the NT

Tourism NT, through the NT Convention Bureau (NTCB), is hosting a group of business event planners from China in Darwin and Alice Springs from 12 June – 16 June.

Territory "Crypto" warning

The Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning about gastro caused by the parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum.

Award winning ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ to perform in Alice Springs

Three time award winning ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ is set to celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a performance at the Araluen Arts Centre next week.