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Araluen Arts Centre presents the true story of a special friendship between Patsy Cline and her super fan

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre presents a special tribute to country music star Patsy Cline who died in a plane crash at the age of 30.

Pitcheneder mural starting

Artist Polly Johnstone has started work on a mural for the Pitcheneder public housing complex in Parap. This follows a social media competition run by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Prickly Acacia Cost Benefit Analysis

The first ever cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica) eradication has revealed that prompt treatment of small infestations delivers the best return on investment.

Watarrka National Park Joint Management Plan is now Operational

The first Joint Management Plan for Watarrka National Park is now operational.

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Work has started on a mural at the Pitcheneder public housing complex in Parap.

Bathurst 1000 winner’s major archaeological find in NT outback

Six-time Bathurst 1000 winner Larry Perkins has made a highly significant archaeological find in Central Australia.

Home completed under $24 million town camp spend

Upgrade works have been completed at a home in the One Mile Dam community. Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation has delivered this work, funded through the $24 million announced by the Northern Territory Government in May this year to address urgent works for housing and infrastructure in town camps.

Escape from Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre

Two young people escaped from the Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre at approximately 11pm last night (15 July).

Arts Fellowship Program announcement

Four artists from across the Territory have been announced as the successful recipients of the Arts Fellowship Program 2018, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the arts.

Stage 2: Tennant Creek Future Land Use Plan

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the Tennant Creek community to help shape future land use in the township by providing comment on the a draft Land Use Plan.

Works start on Ross Smith Memorial

Important restoration works have started on the Ross Smith Memorial, located in the parklands on the corner of East Point Road and Ross Smith Avenue in Fannie Bay.

Incident at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

An incident occurred between approximately 6pm and 9pm last night (7 July) at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Delegation to Singapore

Representatives from the Northern Territory Government are attending the World Cities Summit in Singapore, led by the Assistant Minister for Cities, Paul Kirby MLA.

Winner announced for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2018

In a ceremony at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House the Honourable Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory announced the winner for the 2018 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

Help Shape Future Land Use in Alice Springs

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the Alice Springs community to help shape future land use in the Central Alice Springs area by providing comment on the draft Area Plan.

Honouring the contribution of Aboriginal women in health during NAIDOC Week

The Central Australia Health Service is celebrating the extraordinary legacy of Aboriginal women during NAIDOC Week, 8–15 July.

New regulations in place for jewfish

A number of changes have today been made to the recreational fishing rules to protect vulnerable reef fish stocks, particularly Black Jewfish.

NT Convention Bureau to host the 2018 Darwin Health Familiarisation Program

The NT Convention Bureau is set to host the Darwin Health Familiarisation program from this Thursday 5 July to Sunday 8 July 2018.

Dream of Home new exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is proud to present Dream of Home, an exhibition by Alice Springs artist Jennifer Taylor, along with artists from Tangentyere Artists, Areyonga Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, opening Thursday 5 July.

$69 million stimulus enhances town camps

Requiring dialysis, Julie Clyne moved to Little Sisters town camp to be closer to medical facilities.

Remember to dispose of your unused Fireworks

Members of the public are reminded to dispose of any unused fireworks before 12noon Tuesday 3 July or risk a $1540 fine.

New citrus canker restricted area in Howard Springs

Another detection of the citrus canker bacteria has been found on two potted plants at a property in Howard Springs.

Medical staff kept busy on Territory Day

Medical services across the Territory were kept busy last night, with 27 people seeking treatment for injuries related to fireworks at hospitals and clinics.

NT Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

The Northern Territory Library congratulates local Territory writers who have been shortlisted for the 2018 Northern Territory Literary Awards.

Incident at Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre

An Incident at the Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre involving three young people occurred overnight.

Stall Holders Caught Selling Chinee Apple at Markets

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued local stall holders with a formal warning after they were caught selling the fruit of a banned weed at Rapid Creek markets.

Continued support for disability services

Carpentaria Disability Services have benefited from the $69 million stimulus program through the completion of refurbishments to 14 of their properties in the Greater Darwin region.

It’s non-stop fun at the Waterfront these school holidays

The Darwin Waterfront will kick off an exciting 3 week program of free school holiday activities from Monday 2 July through to Friday 20 July.

Have your Say on Swimming Pool Safety

The NT Government’s community consultation to consider improvements to the current Swimming Pool Safety laws will soon be closing.

Get ready to rock on at Red CentreNATS 2018

The Ultimate Festival of Wheels is set to return to Alice Springs on Father’s Day weekend 2018 and will be bringing some of Australia’s favourite artists to headline the Rock N Rumble and Podium Party concerts.

Stay alert and don’t get hurt this Territory Day

The Department of Health wishes everyone a safe and happy Territory Day on 1 July.

Safety first for Territory Day

NT WorkSafe inspectors are already active across the Northern Territory ahead of Territory Day on Sunday 1 July 2018 to ensure that wholesale and retail businesses comply with licensing laws and reinforcing the Safety First message. NT WorkSafe inspectors are examining proposed retail outlets to ensure they are complying with appropriate secure storage regulations and that the people responsible for selling fireworks are aware of their obligations.

Clash of the robots

Around 500 school students will gather at Casuarina Senior College today to take part in the Northern Territory RoboCup Junior competition – a project-orientated robotics educational competition for primary and secondary school students.

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Our Culture, Our Country

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Alice Springs Desert Park is celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the Month of July as part of NAIDOC Week.

Think about your pets this Territory Day

Fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate Territory Day, but for pets they can be extremely stressful.

Protect Your Patch on Territory Day

Rural landholders are being urged to stay safe and protect their patch this Territory Day.

Shortlist announced for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2018

Senior Director Northern Territory Library and Archives, Mr Patrick Gregory, today announced the shortlist for the 2018 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

Bernhard Street complex facelift nears completion

While the $69 million stimulus program is aimed at creating an immediate economic boost to the construction industry, public housing residents in Katherine are also feeling the benefits. Bernhard Street residents say they’re excited by the evolution of their ageing complex.

Territory schools receive funds for innovation

Over 50 government schools across the Territory are set to undertake innovative projects to enhance learning after receiving funding through the Innovation Fund for School Improvement grant program 2018.

Pitcheneder mural competition closes

A competition to find a mural design for a blank wall at a public housing complex has come to a close, after a successful social media campaign.

Parap eco-warriors first to win silver for green achievements

Parap Primary School has today become the first school in the Northern Territory to be awarded with the prestigious Eco-Schools silver award, as part of their commitment to promote sustainability and integrate environmental education into the curriculum.

Barneson Boulevard Construction Update

Construction has commenced on Barneson Boulevard, a new road into the heart of Darwin CBD.

Seniors celebrated with prestigious art award

The importance and value of our senior Territorians will again be celebrated with the prestigious Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award, now open for entries.

BreastScreenNT coming to Katherine

The BreastScreenNT Bus will be visiting Katherine next month; offering FREE breast screening for women aged 50 to 74 years.

Sanctions accepted over fishing vessel fatality

NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from an Australian fishing company Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd and will withdraw charges against the company related to death of a deckhand in 2013.

Small work leads to bigger things under $69 million stimulus

Some of the major works under the $69 million stimulus program have created plenty of interest, but it’s the small works which can make the biggest difference in the lives of public housing tenants.

Public reminded to be on the lookout for Asian honeybees

Darwin residents are reminded to stay vigilant and keep an eye out for the exotic Asian honeybee that was detected at a residence in Karama last month.

Strong results in annual bull sale

Seventy six bulls have sold at an average price of $2961 from the 80 that were up for auction on Wednesday in the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) annual bull sale.

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Could you identify an Asian honeybee if you saw one?