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Otto and Astrid in Super Musician by Die Roten Punkte

Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords - it’s time to say ‘Hallo” to your new favourite band Die Roten Punkte as they bring their show Super Musician to Alice Springs.

Warning: Stinger season starts on Saturday

Saturday marks the official start of the stinger season in Top End waters.

Early rains spark melioidosis warning

The Wet Season is not quite here but Territorians are already being warned to protect themselves from the potentially deadly soil-borne disease, melioidosis.

Industry urged to be environmentally responsible this Wet Season

NT EPA Chair Dr Bill Freeland is urging all industries to be aware of their environmental responsibilities this Wet Season.

All set for Million Dollar Fish

Fishing fever has hit the Northern Territory with Tourism NT’s popular Million Dollar Fish competition set to begin on Saturday 1 October.

Carnival of the Animals

The spellbinding and mesmerising Circa Contemporary Circus bring the Carnival of the Animals to the Araluen Arts Centre this week with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea.

Calling on Young Territorians to lead Youth Week 2017

The Northern Territory Government is seeking creative and motivated young people to lead and take part in National Youth Week celebrations in 2017.

Pop Up Discovery Trail Back By Popular Demand

The Pop Up Discovery Trail returns to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station this weekend, back by popular demand.

After Dark in the Park

October school holiday fun and excitement returns to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, with this year’s free After Dark in the Park activity.

Recreation Lagoon closure

The Darwin Waterfront Corporation has closed the Recreation Lagoon for swimming for the next week following report of a second reaction to a marine sting.

NT Hunting Mate Available for Download

The Department of Tourism and Culture has launched a new mobile phone application aimed at helping waterfowl hunters enjoy the upcoming season safely and responsibly.

Commercial Passenger Vehicle industry reforms continue

Drivers and passengers will benefit from two new taxi industry reforms being introduced from 1 October.

Mumps detected in prisons

Northern Territory Correctional Services has issued a cautionary advice to women who are in the first trimester of pregnancy to consider deferring visits to the Darwin and Alice Springs correctional centres.

Middle Years educators working together for NT students

Middle years educators from across the Territory have come together today for the inaugural Northern Territory Middle Years Conference: Growing Success Together – Best Futures for Young Territorians.

Business event planners stampede to Alice Springs

Alice Springs will be promoted as a unique business events destination this week when 20 national business events planners from across Australia take part in the 2016 Alice Stampede.

Urgent Plant Recall - Invasive declared weed mistakenly sold in Darwin and Palmerston

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has seized and destroyed dozens of invasive weeds following their recent discovery at Darwin and Palmerston Bunnings stores.

Funding available to improve local communities

Time for Northern Territory tourism to take the digital leap

Northern Territory tourism businesses feeling lost in the growing online digital world are being offered a helping hand.

Public statement – marine species in the Recreation Lagoon

The Recreation Lagoon at the Darwin Waterfront remains one of the safest places to swim in the Territory.

Celebrating Young Territorians

The 2017 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards campaign was launched this week in Darwin.

In Vogue: Songs by Madonna

Helpmann award-winning performer Michael Griffiths comes to Alice Springs for one night only with his award winning show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna.

Students set to represent the Territory at the Australasian Tournament of Minds final

Six teams from four Territory schools will be representing the Northern Territory at the Australasian Pacific Final of Tournament of Minds next month after a successful win at the NT heat over the weekend.

Submission made to the Supreme Court concerning use of CS gas at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in August 2014

The following comment can be attributed to Commissioner Mark Payne, NT Correctional Services:

Changes to water licencing requirements in the Darwin rural area

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is implementing new water licencing requirements in Darwin’s rural area.

Prison footy team set to reach new heights

A football team made up entirely of prisoners from the Northern Territory’s Barkly Prisoner Work Camp (BWC) at Tennant Creek has made the Grand Final of their local competition in only their second year in the Barkly Australian Football League (BAFL).

Mumps at Darwin Correctional Centre

Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) has implemented a range of precautions after a prisoner was diagnosed with mumps.

Mumps at Darwin Correctional Centre

Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) has implemented a range of precautions after a prisoner was diagnosed with mumps.

Coordinated response to firefighting foam chemical issues

The NT EPA will be working alongside key organisations to ensure a coordinated approach to PFAS (per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances) investigations in the Territory.

2016 Beat Festival starts tonight - a Stellar show not to be missed!

Tonight, over 1100 students from across the Territory will perform in the opening night of the 2016 Beat Festival show ‘Stellar’.

Youth absconds custody in Alice Springs

The Department of Correctional Services is investigating the absconding last night of a 16 year old youth from the Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre.

Winners of the 2016 NT Training Awards

Twelve employers, trainers and individuals have been recognised for their hard work, dedication and excellence in the Northern Territory’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Threatened Species Showcase at the Darwin Waterfront

Darwin Waterfront will host the fourth annual “Pop-up Zoo” this Saturday to raise awareness for National Threatened Species Day.

Bananas return to Elcho Island

After cyclones wiped out entire banana plantations throughout Elcho Island, the NT Government has committed to supplying new crop.

NT School of Distance Education supports Year 12 students to complete their NTCET

Twenty-four Year 12 distance education students from across the Territory have come together this week to take part in the second residential program at the new Northern Territory School of Distance Education.

DriveSafe NT Remote wins Australia’s premier road safety award

The Northern Territory Government’s DriveSafe NT Remote program is again in the national spotlight as the diamond winner of the Australian Road Safety Conference Awards. Embargo until 9pm, 7 September

Improving education outcomes for Indigenous students through literacy and numeracy programs

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day, a day dedicated to spreading the word about improving literacy levels and opportunities for Indigenous children living in some of the most remote and isolated parts of Australia.

Crochet Reef Project unveiled on National Threatened Species Day

The Territory Wildlife Park, in collaboration with Tactile Arts has unveiled a community art installation to raise awareness of the fragility of coral reef systems and the impact global warming is having on marine animals.

Territory launch of National Child Protection Week

The Department of Children and Families joined with the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), other community stakeholders and non-government organisation partners to celebrate the official launch of National Child Protection Week in the Northern Territory.

Screen funding bodies come together to help female filmmakers

Screen Territory is a proud project partner of an Australian Screen Industry collaboration providing financial support for regionally-based female screenwriters and directors to participate in The Athena Project.

Tactile Arts on the Wharf

Darwin Waterfront and Tactile Arts are delighted to announce a new craft market!

NT Helps WA Unlock Vital Turtle Data

Northern Territory Government scientists are helping their Western Australian counterparts researching endangered sea turtles as part of a vital satellite tracking project.

Teacher Registration Boards are in the Territory for the national meeting

For the first time, the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory is hosting the Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities (ARTA) annual general meeting in Darwin.

Death in Custody

A 31 year old prisoner has been found dead at the Darwin Correctional Centre.

Northern Territory Archives Launches Online Oral History Search

More than 2000 oral history interviews of Territorians can now be searched online with computer and mobile devices.

Award-winning Beanie displayed at Northern Territory Library

The magnificence of Central Australia has inspired a Territory health worker to create an award-winning beanie, now on display at the Northern Territory Library (NTL).

Mass rehearsal for the upcoming Beat Festival

Today, over 700 students from schools across Darwin are taking part in a mass rehearsal for the annual Beat Festival at Marrara Indoor Stadium.

Flu season is here

The NT Department of Health has issued an alert to Territorians advising that the 2016 flu season has arrived, but it is still not too late get vaccinated.

Harbour oil spill update

The chair of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority, Dr Bill Freeland, has provided this update on Friday’s oil spill in the Darwin Harbour.

Desert Mob 2016

One of the nation’s premier Aboriginal art and cultural events is set to open on Thursday 8 September.

Oolloo Water Advisory Committee

The Oolloo Water Advisory Committee is set to meet for the first time in Katherine today.