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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.

Update on Adult Night Classes in Darwin

The Department of Education has committed to supporting adult night classes in Darwin and a program will run in 2019.

China Ready Online Training Program Launch

The Territory Government has launched an online Chinese cultural and tourism training program for tourism operators aimed at preparing the industry for future Chinese arrivals.

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Salt marsh mosquitoes on the rise

The Department of Health is urging people to protect themselves from salt marsh mosquitoes, as numbers are expected to increase in coastal areas following a 7.74 metre tide and recent rainfall. Elevated numbers are expected to increase on 3 December, with numbers expected to further increase over the next weeks until the arrival of the monsoon.

Have your say on creating an active Central Darwin

The Northern Territory Planning Commission continues to work towards the development of an Area Plan for Central Darwin. The study area includes Frances Bay and the Waterfront, through to Cullen Bay and all areas in-between.

New technology benefits fish research

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) has partnered with Microsoft in an award winning project recording, identifying and classifying fish on remote underwater videos using Artificial Intelligence.

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NT Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC)

From 30 November 2018 the Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is responsible for receiving, identifying and investigating reports of corruption and misconduct by government/public bodies and public officers and those who receive government money including contractors and grant recipients.

Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants – Round 3 Open

Regional and remote art centres, art galleries, museums, libraries and keeping places can now apply for Round 3 of the Northern Territory Government’s Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants.

Christmas wishes to Santa at the Waterfront

Christmas is fast approaching and the jolly man in red will have more than one surprise in store when he visits the Darwin Waterfront precinct this December.

Meningococcal vaccine for all 1-19 year olds in the NT – Don’t miss out

Territorians are urged to take advantage of the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine available to all children and young adults aged 1-19 years in the Northerm Territory. Dr Vicki Krause from the Centre for Disease Control said that while the meningococcal outbreak late last year in Central Australia has come to an end, there still remains higher than normal rates of meningococcal disease in the NT and across the nation. To address these high rates, the NT has a free Northern Territory Government funded meningococcal ACWY vaccine program for all residents aged 1 to 19 years.

FIRE BAN ADVICE BUSHFIRES NT

24 FIRE BAN PERIOD FOR SUNDAY 24TH

Centre for Disease Control - statement regarding influenza outbreak in the Top End

The Department of Health has today advised the public of an influenza outbreak across the Top end of the Northern Territory. Since the beginning of November, there have been over 80 cases of the H1N1 influenza virus, and over 40% of those have been hospitalised. This subtype of the flu was first reported globally in 2009 and since then has evolved and presents as seasonal influenza.

McArthur River Mine independent monitor’s report released

The Environmental Performance Annual Report by the independent monitor (IM) for McArthur River Mine has been publicly released today.

***MEDIA ALERT*** Influenza Outbreak in the Top End

Influenza Outbreak in the Top End

The flu is on the rise late this year - it is not too late to get vaccinated

The 2018 flu season for the nation has been a mild one and for the NT, it has been a very mild flu season … to date. However there has been an increase in flu in the Top End in the past 2 to 3 weeks which may herald the start of a very late flu season for the NT.

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Join the Santa Fun Run for a good clause

Don your Santa Suits and be a clause for a cause this Sunday at Variety NT’s Sunday Territorian Santa Fun Run.

Darwin hosts the 2nd Annual OECD meeting of Mining Regions and Cities

More than 250 delegates from Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member nations are in Darwin to attend the 2nd Annual OECD meeting of Mining Regions and Cities.

Guide for Migrants Seeking Work

Territory Families has released the Employment Guide for Migrants – Information for Migrants Looking for Work in the Northern Territory.

Applications for round two of 2018/19 Northern Territory Major Events Company event funding closing soon

The Northern Territory Government is encouraging eligible Territorians to apply for the second round of Northern Territory Major (NTMEC) Events Company event funding before applications close on November 30.

MEDIA ALERT - Patient Update - Shark attack - Nhulunbuy

Patient Update - Shark attack - Nhulunbuy

AZRI celebrates 50 years

The Alice Springs home of the Department of Primary Industry and Resources’ (DPIR) today celebrates its 50th anniversary and the return of staff to the facility following its recent refurbishment.

Inaugural SPARK NT Curator, Clare Armitage, presents new exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre

Artback NT and the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre, presents Fecund: Fertile Worlds.

Get set for the wet

Cyclone season has officially begun, so now is the time to start getting prepared for the wet season.

Next steps to develop the Darwin Water Theme Park

A structured engagement process commences this week to progress the Darwin Water Theme Park development, following an initial Expression of Interest (EOI) Process which closed on 22 August 2018.

Declared weed parthenium detected in the Katherine Region

The declared weed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous) was recently detected in the Katherine region.

NT EPA recommends approval of Lee Point Master-planned Urban Development with rigorous oversight

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the environmental impact assessment of Defence Housing Australia’s Lee Point Master-planned Urban Development.

Detainees return to Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

All youth detainees at the Police Watch House in Darwin have been returned to the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Katherine community to help shape the future of Katherine East

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is developing an Area Plan for Katherine East. The Area Plan will provide long-term guidance for land use and development with the aim of accommodating future growth in both residential and commercial infrastructure.

Don Dale Youth Detention Centre Incident Update

Police handed back operation of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre to Territory Families at 2.30pm.

National touring exhibition Punuku Tjukurpa opens at the Araluen Arts Centre

Artback NT, in association with Maruku Arts and the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre, presents Punuku Tjukurpa.

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Press Conference – Incident at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

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Press Conference – Incident at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

Citrus canker identified in Nakara

Another citrus plant infected with citrus canker disease has been detected in Darwin. A member of the community reported the suspected disease symptoms to the citrus canker hotline, and the department has confirmed the disease.

NT Youth Week Grants the first to go live on the new GrantsNT online portal

Territory Families is the first NT Government agency to use the GrantsNT website with the launch of the NT Youth Week Grants which are open now until 30 November 2018.

The winner of the Melbourne International Guitar Competition performs at Araluen Arts Centre this Friday

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is excited to present the 2017 winner of the Melbourne International Guitar Competition, Callum Henshaw.

BUSHFIRES MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE AREA: LIVINGSTONE

Adelaide River produces land-based $10k Million Dollar Fish

An after-work land-based fishing session on the banks of the Territory’s Adelaide River has netted three Darwin-based Territorians $10k in prize money.

Territory delegation to Japan and Vietnam

Representatives from the Department of the Chief Minister and the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation are participating in the delegation to Japan and Vietnam led by the Chief Minister.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: Planned Burn

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: Planned Burn LOCATION: Stuart Highway between Kentish Road and Townend Road Livingstone ALERT LEVEL: Planned Burn Advice - Firefighters are managing the burn but visibility may be affected.

Plant sale perfect for the beginner gardener

It’s that time of year again when Territorians can snap up a leafy bargain at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens annual plant sale.