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It’s not cool to let your dog get too hot

With very hot temperatures being experienced across the Territory, and particularly in Central Australia, pet owners should be mindful of the risk of heat stroke in dogs.

Adult Night Classes in Darwin - Student Enrolment Open

The Department of Education is coordinating the Adult Night Classes in Darwin and the classes will run from Casuarina Senior College in Term 1, 2019. Student enrolment for Term 1 of the Adult Night Classes is now open.

Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan Declared

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has released the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan 2018-2021.

Lucrative start to 2019 after Darwin fisho reels in $10k Barra

A Darwin fisho is celebrating a bit of late festive cheer after reeling in a tagged $10,000 Barra from the barrage at Shady Camp.

Meningococcal death - Darwin

Territorians are being urged to vaccinate against meningococcal disease, following the death of a woman in Darwin on New Year’s Eve.

New weekly ‘fun day’ extravaganzas not to be missed this January!

New to the School Holiday calendar are three separate fun day extravaganzas designed especially for children to enjoy an array of free activities, once a week from 9am to 12pm at Darwin Waterfront.

Busy Start to Central Australian Fire Season

Bushfires NT today reminded Central Australian landholders to be prepared for the Central Australian fire season with maximum temperatures unlikely to drop below 40°C during coming days.

Close calls in Territory parks as walkers ignore heat warnings

Territory park rangers are pleading with visitors to take notice of severe heat warnings in Central Australia after several walkers underestimated conditions over the weekend.

Commissioner's statement - Disturbance in Alice Springs Correctional Centre 29 December 2018

Disturbance in Alice Springs Correctional Centre 29 December 2018

Darwin Waterfront is set to sparkle this New Year’s Eve

Darwin’s free and most iconic end-of-year celebration is set to be bigger and better this New Year’s Eve with a vibrant line-up of free family entertainment on again from 4pm at Darwin Waterfront.

Families settle into their new homes before Christmas

There have been tears of happiness, and jumps for joy, as more than 50 singles, couples and families across the Northern Territory have settled into their newly allocated public housing in a bumper week. This includes a series of newly constructed homes.

Don’t forget your pets this Christmas

Territorians are reminded they are responsible for the safety and welfare of their pets and livestock over the Christmas and holiday period.

Fees to be waived for citrus fruit inspections

Supporting citrus farmers’ access to interstate markets

First Annual Report of the Buy Local Industry Advocate

The first Annual Report of the NT Buy Local Industry Advocate, Mr Denys Stedman, was published today.

Adult Night Classes - Registrations Open for Tutors

The Department of Education is coordinating the Adult Night Classes for Term 1, 2019. Community members interested in running a class in Term 1, 2019 are invited to register now.

Don’t get sick for Christmas – flu continues in Top End

The seasonal influenza outbreak across the Top End of the Northern Territory is continuing.

Detect in the wet to help prevent the spread of citrus canker disease

The wet season provides optimal weather conditions for the spread of citrus canker and residents are asked to ‘detect in the wet’ by inspecting their citrus canker host plants for symptoms of the disease.

Offshore Net and Line Fishery changes supported by licence holders and environmental groups

A comprehensive new Management Framework and Associated Harvest Strategy for the Offshore Net and Line Fishery (ONLF) came into effect today.

Peak Sporting Bodies to benefit from NTIS funding

Seven Territory Peak Sporting Bodies will benefit from a total of almost $30,000 in funding as part of the Territory Government’s 2018-19 NTIS Officiating Development Program.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #12

Friday, 14 December 2018 Issued at: 1255hrs CST

Red CentreNATS 2019 entries opening Sunday

Car enthusiasts right around the country will be revving their engines with excitement, as entries to next year’s Red CentreNATS officially open on Sunday.

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***MEDIA ALERT***

The Bureau of Meteorology and Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services will be providing a summary of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen in the NT.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen - UPDATE #11

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen maintained Category 3 system strength as it slowly tracks northeast out of the Northern Territory and towards Queensland this morning.

***MEDIA ALERT*** Royal Darwin Hospital takes part in the Nurse Strong Campaign

***MEDIA ALERT*** Royal Darwin Hospital supports the national Nurse Strong Campaign

Spirit of Christmas in the Red Centre!

Connect with nature and celebrate the true spirit of Christmas at the Alice Springs Desert Park from 15-24 December 2018.

Royal Darwin Hospital supports the national Nurse Strong Campaign

The Top End Health Service is supporting the Australian College of Nursing’s, Nurse Strong Campaign, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Australian Nurses.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #10

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen is now taking a more easterly course, retracing its path back towards Queensland.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #9

Communities along the Gulf of Carpentaria are being asked to keep monitoring conditions as Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen starts to turn and make its way through the region.

Shipping company pleads guilty over deckhand’s death

A Darwin shipping company has been convicted and fined $190,000 in the Darwin Local Court after the death of the 37 year old deckhand Daniel Bradshaw.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #8

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen is causing very destructive winds along the Gulf of Carpentaria coast between Port Roper and Bing Bong (Port McArthur) as it slowly tracks north this afternoon.

Who’s your Sober Bob this Christmas?

Territorians are encouraged to find their Sober Bob and stay safe this Christmas season, in a campaign to reduce alcohol-related trauma on Territory roads.

*****MEDIA ALERT*****

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #7

Issued at: 0845hrs CST

Tropical Cyclone Owen - Update #6

Issued at 0545hrs CST

Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #5

Issued at 0319 hours CST

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #4

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Issued at: 1830hrs CST Cyclone shelters have been opened for people in Borroloola and Numbulwar as Tropical Cyclone Owen strengthens and has the potential to reach a Category 3 system by early tomorrow morning.

Central Australian Fire Season Commencement

Bushfires NT today joined the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service at their Alice Springs headquarters to announce the commencement of the 2018 Central Australian Fire Danger Period, marking the start of the fire season.

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #3

A number of communities near the Gulf of Carpentaria are being advised to activate their cyclone plans as Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Owen is forecast to increase in strength.

Waterfront Park results in first win for Northern Territory

Waterfront Park children’s playground has been announced as the first Northern Territory playground to take home gold at the Kidsafe National Playsafe Design Awards, recognising excellence and innovation in the provision of safe and creative playspaces.

Centre for Disease Control - influenza outbreak in the Top End continues

The seasonal influenza outbreak across the Top End of the Northern Territory is continuing.

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #2

Tropical Cyclone Owen has re-developed into a category 1 system in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria and is forecast to intensify further.

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #1

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen has been gaining strength as it moves throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria and is now expected to reach Tropical Cyclone strength on Tuesday evening.

Geologists rocks as STEM Superstar

A mohawked, mustang-driving, rock music chick might not be the typical image of a scientist, however geologist Dr Verity Normington is breaking down those stereotypes.

Tropical Cyclone Warning for the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt (revised location)

A Tropical Cyclone warning has been issued for parts of the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt.

Tropical Cyclone Warning for the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt

Tropical Cyclone Warning A Tropical Cyclone warning has been issued for parts of the north-west Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt.

21 days of free parking joy at the Waterfront this Christmas

Darwin Waterfront patrons will have a lot to smile about with 21 days of free parking on offer over the festive season.

Northern Territory Major Events Company growing industry capability

The Territory’s events portfolio and industry capability has been given a welcome boost, with Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) hosting the first in a series of seminars addressing event risk management.

Nominate now for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Territory women have until 27 January 2019 to nominate for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

Consultation open - draft Burial and Cremation Bill

Feedback is invited on the Northern Territory Government’s proposed Burial and Cremation Bill.