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Don’t get bitten by mozzies this Easter weekend

Territory residents planning to enjoy the outdoors this Easter are being warned of the risk of mosquito-borne Murray Valley encephalitis.

Treat the kids for free this Easter Saturday

The Darwin Waterfront has all your Easter fun covered this Saturday (4 April 2015) from 10am to 2pm.

Lighting up the Territory Wildlife Park

The Territory Wildlife Park (TWP) is installing its latest art commission this week in preparation for the Easter break and school holidays.

Spyglass Gypsies at Araluen Arts Centre

The Spyglass Gypsies will bring a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style to the stage of the Araluen Arts Centre on Saturday, 18 April.

Consultation Opens for Building Site Guidelines

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) today released draft Guidelines for Pollution Avoidance on Commercial and Residential Building Sites for public consultation.

Darwin’s new floating water park is here

Darwin’s latest attraction, a new floating water park, will commence operations tomorrow in the Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon, just in time for the Easter break and school holidays.

Mosquito activity in the Top End set to increase following Cyclone Nathan

Residents of the Darwin and East Arnhem regions are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following heavy rainfall associated with Cyclone Nathan.

Safety advice available at annual NT Cattlemen’s Association Industry Conference

NT WorkSafe is attending the 31st Annual NT Cattlemen’s Association Industry Conference on Friday 27 March as part of ongoing support for the industry. Workplace Health and Safety Inspectors will be available to assist with advice and provide information to help conference delegates manage health and safety in the workplace.

Water Boil Alert - update for Galiwin'ku

The water boil alert recently issued for the community Galiwin’ku has been cancelled. The water supply is now fully operational and the water is safe to drink.

Water Boil Alert - update

The water boil alert for Gapuwiyak and Milingimbi has been cancelled but is still current for the community of Galiwin’ku.

Expressions of interest open for businesses to attend the 11th Balikpapan Mining, Oil and Gas Expo as part of NT trade delegation

The Northern Territory Government is organising a trade delegation of NT companies to the 11th Balikpapan Mining, Oil and Gas Expo - 28-30 May 2015. Expressions of interest are now open for businesses who wish to participate.

Enter, Compete, Have Fun at the 2016 Alice Springs Masters Games

The athlete recruitment drive for the 2016 Alice Springs Masters Games has begun.

Water Boil Alert Milingimbi

Water boil alert issued for Milingimbi. Cyclones and their associated weather conditions have the potential to disrupt water supply infrastructure.

Al Strangeways Exhibition at Araluen Art Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre will present Community: The People of the School, a solo exhibition by Alice Springs artist Al Strangeways.

NT hard-to-fill jobs on show in Ireland and Poland

The Department of Business is attending international job expos aimed at skilled workers to promote hard-to-fill job vacancies in the Territory on behalf of local businesses.

Get your Permit Returns in to win

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) is urging all waterfowl hunters to submit their permit returns for their chance to win a range of prizes.

Come Along for a Walk in the Park

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) invites you to lace up your boots and head on out for a walk in the park.

Locals play key role in Cyclone Lam rebuild

Residents in communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Lam have been employed in real jobs to assist in the recovery.

March into the Desert Park

The Alice Springs Desert Park invites the community to ‘March into the Desert Park’ on Friday, 20 March.

Automotive Industry Review

The Northern Territory Government has commenced a review into the Automotive Industry focussing on business growth opportunities, consumer protection, adherence to pricing and national competition principles and minimising red tape.

Territorians reminded - do not touch bats

Northern Territory residents and visitors are being reminded to avoid contact with all types of bats following the detection of the deadly Australian bat lyssavirus in a Top End flying fox. This is the second bat to test positive to the virus in recent months and only the third ever in the NT, the first being in 1997, but highlights that the virus is present and a risk. Any flying fox or bat in the NT should be treated as a potential carrier of the disease and close contact avoided.

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The Department of Health, Director of the Centre for Disease Control, Dr Vicki Krause and Chief Veterinary Officer, Malcolm Anderson will remind Northern Territory residents and visitors to avoid contact with all types of bats following the detection of the deadly Australian bat lyssavirus in a Top End flying fox.

Get your torches ready for Bat Night

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) and Land for Wildlife will be hosting a Bat Night at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station on Friday, 27 March.

Territory producers shine on national stage

Screen Territory would like to congratulate emerging documentary producer Emma Masters, who has been awarded the Access Initiative at the recent Net-Work Play conference.

Cyclone Lam housing recovery moves to Phase 2

A housing recovery plan is being actioned by the Northern Territory Government in all three communities affected by Cyclone Lam – Galiwinku, Ramingining and Milingimbi.

Equity Grants Now Open

Applications are now open for funding under the NT Equity Training Grants program. These one-off grants are designed to improve training and employment outcomes and support disadvantaged Territorians to be active participants in the workforce.

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The Department of Health, Director of the Centre for Disease Control, Dr Vicki Krause and Chief Veterinary Officer, Malcolm Anderson will remind Northern Territory residents and visitors to avoid contact with all types of bats following the detection of the deadly Australian bat lyssavirus in a Top End flying fox.

NTIS Coaching Program Goes Back to the Basics

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) is taking an innovative approach to developing first-class athletes through a new Coach Development Program.

International students the target of Philippines and Singapore delegation

The Department of Business has partnered with Charles Darwin University (CDU) on a Northern Territory (NT) delegation targeting international students in the Philippines and Singapore. The delegation is travelling from 3-15 March 2015, promoting the NT as a study destination of choice and providing potential international students with study and migration options for the future.

Don’t risk it to snap a selfie

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) are warning people to Be Crocwise at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve after recent reports of risky behaviour.

Trauma Centre goes bush to deliver training

A course designed to improve emergency skills and trauma care in the bush before aero retrieval help arrives will be the focus of training for remote health workers from East Arnhem Land today.

Some ducks have all the luck

This Sunday, Nightcliff Football Club will race 2000 little rubber ducks at Darwin Waterfront’s Wave Lagoon in an effort to raise money for the Rotary Club Darwin Sunrise.

Inappropriate disposal of construction and demolition waste

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has completed an investigation of a complaint regarding the burial of construction and demolition waste on a private property in the Humpty Doo area.

Kunjin virus warning for the Top End

Residents of the Top End are being reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites following signs of Kunjin virus activity in the region.

Water boil alerts for Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Bulman and Weemol cancelled

Precautionary water boil alerts for all previously affected communities following Cyclone Lam have been cancelled.

Precautionary advice cancelled for drinking water for Ramingining, Milingimbi and Warruwi

Advice No. 2 issued at 3pm - Precautionary advice cancelled for drinking water for Ramingining, Milingimbi and Warruwi

Inappropriate disposal of construction and demolition waste

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has completed an investigation of a complaint regarding the burial of construction and demolition waste on a private property in the Humpty Doo area.

Water Boil Alert Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining, Milingimbi, Bulman and Weemol

A precautionary advice for drinking water (water boil alert) is current for the communities of Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Milingimbi due to Tropical Cyclone Lam. At 2pm today this precautionary advice was extended to Bulman and Weemol as the cyclone is moving towards these communities. Cyclones have potential to disrupt water supply infrastructure and the ability of staff to undertake water supply maintenance activities.

Trauma Centre prepares medical teams for infectious disease outbreak

More than 65 medical personnel from around Australia and overseas this week have been put through their paces in preparation for an infectious disease outbreak such as Ebola.

Water Boil Alert Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining, Milingimbi, Bulman and Weemol

A precautionary advice for drinking water (water boil alert) is current for the communities of Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Milingimbi due to Tropical Cyclone Lam.

NT Trauma Centre develops device to track cyclone evacuees

An innovative device developed to keep track of patients in a disaster zone has been successfully used today to help in the evacuation of people from the community of Warruwi.

Schools take a stand against bullying and violence

Territory school communities will again unite to combat and take a stand together against bullying and violence in a national push to counter intimidation. The rallying cry of the annual National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 20 March, is ‘Take a Stand Together’ and this year more than 30 Territory schools have registered to join the campaign.

Make small changes to maintain a healthy weight

Territorians are being urged to make small lifestyle changes to achieve a healthier weight as part of Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) this week.

Katherine property declared CGMMV-free following testing interstate

A Katherine-area property previously suspected of having the Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) has now been declared free of the serious plant pest.

Skills, Employment and Careers Expo – Call for Exhibitors

Register now to exhibit at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo held across the Territory during August 2015. The expo is a one-stop-shop for anyone seeking to explore tertiary studies, training, job and career options.

Be the first to experience flyboarding in the Recreation Lagoon

Locals and visitors can now have a go at the newest world-wide water sport craze, flyboarding, at the Darwin Waterfront.

ASDP at AIME

The Alice Springs Desert Park (ASDP) will be featured at this year’s Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne next week.

100% Kylie at Araluen Art Centre

The show described as “the best Kylie act” by the Pop Princess herself will appear at the Araluen Art Centre on Saturday, 14 March.

Tropical flower research to benefit local growers

Doris Marcsik is working to make flowers more beautiful—and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to consider purchasing local tropical flower varieties.

Record mosquito numbers in the Top End

Top End residents are urged to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes, as an uncharacteristically dry ‘Wet Season’ has led to a surge in mosquitoes.