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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light to illuminate the Territory in 2017

The Northern Territory Government will present the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017, featuring an expanded program that celebrates the magnificent Aboriginal art of Central Australia.

Options released for Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the Howard Springs community to comment on options for its Rural Activity Centre Area Plan.

Calling All Sporting Officials – Apply Now

Calling All Sporting Officials – Apply Now Applications are now open for round 2 of the Northern Territory Institute of Sport Officiating Scholarship Program 2016-17.

Help protect animals with a Property Identification Code

A recent disease outbreak in north Queensland pigeon lofts has the Department of Primary Industry and Resources urging Northern Territory livestock owners to register their properties and help maintain biosecurity.

Deadline extended to enter Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award

The Araluen Arts Centre has extended the deadline to enter the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award by one week, giving entrants until Friday 10 March to get their entries in.

Rural Property Inspections Result in Action on Gamba Grass

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Weed Management Branch has undertaken roadside surveys of more than 478 Top End properties since November 2016 for gamba grass compliance.

Outback Wrangler to round up more business events to the NT

Outback Wrangler and crocodile hunter, Matt Wright, will swap the swamp for the corporate world this week as part of a bold bid by the Northern Territory Government to capture a greater slice of the lucrative business events market.

Attempted escape from custody

On Saturday, a youth detainee undergoing a medical assessment at Royal Darwin Hospital attempted to escape from the custody of Youth Justice Officers.

Recognising health efforts during the Bombing of Darwin

This Sunday marks the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin, the largest war time event ever mounted on Australian soil.

Two Saltwater Crocodiles Trapped at Popular Territory Waterways

Two Saltwater Crocodiles Trapped at Popular Territory Waterways The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) have trapped two saltwater crocodiles at popular waterways overnight.

Get into the Vibe

Have you got some great ideas for youth activities during this year’s June/July school holiday break? Now is the time to act with applications now open for the June/July 2017 Youth Vibe Holiday Grants Program.

FitzSimons leads Northern Territory military tourism campaign

Historical author Peter FitzSimons will lead a new tourism campaign highlighting the range of military experiences on offer in the Northern Territory.

Territory students battle it out

The Territory’s most talented music students will battle it out for a place on stage at BASSINTHEGRASS 2017, with the Battle of the School Bands launched today.

Independent probity audit into Alice Springs town camp contract

The Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Housing and Community Development, Jamie Chalker, has commissioned an independent probity audit into the department’s awarding of the Alice Springs town camp tenancy management contract to Zodiac Business Services.

EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY: A PREVIEW TO THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT

The Northern Territory Government announced late last year that a glimpse into the potential future of transport will be commencing in Darwin.

Health campaign encourages Territorians to ‘use condoms and get tested’

National Condom Day, which falls on Valentine’s Day each year, provides a timely reminder about the importance of using protection when engaging in sexual activity and getting regular sexual health check-ups.

Alleged assault of Youth Justice Officers

On Sunday, a detainee at Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre allegedly threatened and assaulted two Youth Justice Officers.

ROAD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TERRITORY – BARKLY

There are currently in excess of 170 restrictions on Northern Territory Government controlled roads across all regions.

ROAD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TERRITORY – TOP END REGION

There are currently in excess of 170 restrictions on Northern Territory Government controlled roads across all regions.

ROAD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TERRITORY – CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

There are currently in excess of 170 restrictions on Northern Territory Government controlled roads across all regions.

Eating less sugar helps beat chronic disease in Central Australia

The Central Australia Health Service is encouraging everyone to eat less unhealthy sugar during Healthy Weight Week next week.

Dengue disease is coming home from holidays

The Northern Territory (NT) Centre for Disease Control (CDC) warns travellers to protect themselves against dengue and disease-carrying mosquitoes when overseas. Over 103 cases of dengue fever, acquired elsewhere, were reported in the NT in 2016, a jump from 61 cases in the previous year.

Award-winning singer Gawurra opens National Tour in Alice Springs

Award-winning singer Gawurra opens National Tour in Alice Springs Winner of four National Indigenous Music Awards and the 2016 Northern Territory Song of the Year Yolngu performer Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu (Gawurra) begins his Australian National Tour at the Araluen Arts Centre.

Award-winning singer Gawurra opens National Tour in Alice Springs

Award-winning singer Gawurra opens National Tour in Alice Springs Winner of four National Indigenous Music Awards and the 2016 Northern Territory Song of the Year Yolngu performer Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu (Gawurra) begins his Australian National Tour at the Araluen Arts Centre.

Update on temporary school closures in the Top End

Update on temporary school closures in the Top End region

Barkly Nature Watch

Barkly Nature Watch - February Activities Residents in the Tennant Creek area are invited to join Parks and Wildlife Rangers for the February Barkly Nature Watch activities.

Sagittaria Emergency Response spreads to the small screen

A new TV ad launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as part of its Sagittaria Emergency Response has brought immediate success.

Public hearings into liquor license applications

Territorians will have the opportunity for greater involvement in liquor licencing decisions under new guidelines issued by the Director-General of Licensing and endorsed by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

ROAD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TERRITORY – CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

Heavy monsoonal rains are impacting roads across the Northern Territory, with motorists urged to take care and know the road conditions.

ROAD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TERRITORY – BARKLY

Heavy monsoonal rains are impacting roads across the Northern Territory, with motorists urged to take care and know the road conditions.

ROAD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TERRITORY – TOP END REGION

Heavy monsoonal rains are impacting roads across the Northern Territory, with motorists urged to take care and know the road conditions.

Tickets now available for 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Tickets to attend the 2017 Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are now available.

Temporary School Closures - Top End region

Following extensive heavy rain throughout the Territory, access to two schools in the Top End region has been affected.

Cancellation of Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water - Yarralin Community

The Department of Health has lifted the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Water Boil Alert) for Yarralin after samples from the community’s water supply were confirmed today as being free of any harmful bacteria.

Temporary School Closures - 2 February 2017

Update on temporary school closures in Alice Springs and Barkly region.

Stall holders and volunteers wanted for the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Markets

Stall holders and volunteers wanted for the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Markets The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory will be hosting the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Markets on Sunday the 23rd of April and are looking for stall holders and volunteers.

Barneson Boulevard - improving Darwin CBD

Barneson Boulevard will provide a new entry point to Darwin’s CBD. This landmark project will also complete the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive, helping to unlock the potential of the city’s eastern end.

NT arts workers to attend Professional Development Program at Venice Biennale 2017

Two NT based arts workers have been selected to participate in the Venice Biennale 2017 Professional Development Program, a program that provides a platform for curators, arts writers and arts professionals to develop skills and deepen vocational experience.

Mosquito activity to increase in the Top End following flooding rain

Top End residents are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following heavy rainfall across the region.

The Northern Territory’s first Public Guardian hits the ground running

Today marks day one for the NT’s inaugural Public Guardian.

Unearthing Riches for Regions

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today released two new reports in a series that identifies soils suitable for agriculture across the Territory.

Araluen Arts Centre release 2017 season program

The Araluen Arts Centre’s 2017 season program and ticket sales will be released this Friday, 3 February.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MIDPUL BRIDGE YARRAWONGA

As part of the Gateway Shopping Centre development in Palmerston, the Midpul Cycle Bridge over the Stuart Highway will be closed for about 6 weeks from 6 February, weather dependent.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MIDPUL BRIDGE YARRAWONGA

As part of the Gateway Shopping Centre development in Palmerston, the Midpul Cycle Bridge over the Stuart Highway will be closed for about 6 weeks from 6 February, weather dependent.

Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water - Yarralin Community

A precautionary advice for drinking water (water boil alert) was issued today for the Yarralin Community, also known as Walangeri, following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that water chlorination equipment is not working. Water supplies in all remote communities are chlorinated to provide protection against bacterial contamination.

February Frog Fever

Hop to it, the seasonal Simpson Gap Frog spotlight tours return.

2017 Artists-in-the-Park program

The Territory Wildlife Park is inviting artists to submit proposals for the 2017 Artists-in-the-Park (AiP) program

Temporary School Closures - 1 February 2017

Following extensive heavy rain throughout the Territory, access to a number of remote schools in the Alice Springs and Barkly regions has been affected.

WORKS TO IMPROVE FLOOD IMMUNITY ON FOG BAY ROAD COMMENCE NEXT MONTH

The final project to achieve year round access to Dundee Beach / Bynoe Harbour is about to commence.

Temporary School Closures - update 31 January 2017

Update on temporary school closures in the Alice Springs and Barkly regions - including list of schools to reopen from Wednesday 1 February 2017.