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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.

Get vaccinated before you leave for Schoolies and celebrate responsibly

The end of 2018 school year is approaching and it is important to ensure children and young adults are up to date with their vaccinations before commencing any planned travel and year 12 students head off to Schoolies.

Arts Residencies and Arts Fellowships available for NT's arts community

The Northern Territory Government is offering funding for arts residencies at three of the Department of Tourism and Culture’s cultural venues.

New Araluen Art Collection exhibition demonstrates the vitality of art created in response to Central Australia

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre presents emergence – recent acquisitions, a new exhibition comprised of works from the significant Araluen Art Collection that demonstrates the vitality of art created in response to Central Australia.

Darwin Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Darwin region winners of the Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards were announced today.

Northern Territory History Grants

The Territory Government is encouraging the collective of doers and thinkers to explore the Territory’s rich history through the NT History Grants Program.

Hughes Avenue reopened to cyclists today

Hughes Avenue has been reopened today for cyclists in both directions following completion of works to improve conditions and ensure safety.

Katherine Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Katherine regional winners of the Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards were announced today.

NT Planning Commission Media Release Stage 2 Humpty Doo draft Area Plan

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the community to comment on the scope and content of a draft Area Plan for the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre.

Media Altert - Therapy Dogs at Palmerston Regional Hospital

Therapy Dog Harlow bringing joy to patients at Palmerston Regional Hospital Palmerston Regional Hospital patients,will experience the joy of regular therapy dog visits, with the expansion of the Top End Health Service therapy dog program.

Therapy Dog Harlow bringing joy to patients at Palmerston Regional Hospital

Palmerston Regional Hospital patients, will experience the joy of regular therapy dog visits, with the expansion of the Top End Health Service therapy dog program.

$200k committed to safety after illegal asbestos removal

A Darwin based manufacturing and building company has committed to spend more than $200,000 to improve asbestos awareness and safety in the Northern Territory after being charged with illegal asbestos removal.

Drovers donation beats the summer heat

With the arrival of another long, hot summer in the Red Centre, the Drovers Volunteer Service has funded the purchase of eight ice machines for the patients at Alice Springs Hospital.

Kakadu’s Yellow Water delivers a second $10k Million Dollar Fish

A night-time fishing session on Kakadu’s Yellow Water Billabong has landed Wanguri fisherman Basil Te Aho and his father Kimgi an 81cm barramundi worth $10,000.

Portrait of a Senior Territorian People’s Choice Award

Julia Mayman has been named the winner of the People’s Choice Award for her painting titled Proud Land as part of the 2018 Portrait of a Senior Territorian.

Local decision making featuring in Areyonga

Local decision making is at the core of the Northern Territory Governments Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. $1.1. billion remote housing program. Areyonga, 220 kilometres North West of Alice Springs, is one of the latest communities to hold a Housing Reference Group (HRG) meeting, so local residents can have their say on upcoming housing construction.

Community of Alice Springs invited to Reclaim the Night

The Central Australia Health Service supports the Central Australian Family Violence and Sexual Assault Network (CAFVSAN) free event this week to advocate for women taking a stand against sexual violence.

Creative panel appointed for Tourism marketing of the Territory

A two-year panel contract has been awarded to seven companies to deliver creative services to enhance the destination marketing strategy and proactively execute the creative plan.

AIS “critical” to bush court system

The Northern Territory Aboriginal Interpreter Service has been hailed as a crucial service to the court systems in the APY Lands, by senior members of the South Australian justice system.

Territory delegation to the Trade Expo Indonesia

Representatives from the Northern Territory Government, business and industry are travelling to Indonesia to attend the Trade Expo Indonesia.

Central Australian coding expert takes out national award

In an Australian first, the Director of Health Information for the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) Janine Wapper has achieved national recognition for her coding skills.

NT EPA recommends approval of Ammaroo Phosphate Project with rigorous oversight

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the environmental impact assessment of Verdant Mineral Limited’s Ammaroo Phosphate Project and has concluded that it is environmentally acceptable.

Protecting Territory stories from the grave: Search on for descendants

On the western boundary of Palmerston Cemetery, next to Darwin’s Motor Vehicle Registry office, lies the grave of Nicholas Holtz, a Territory horticulturalist whose name would ring a bell to visitors of the Darwin Botanic Gardens, particularly brides and grooms.

eDash launched in Territory schools

Northern Territory Government School teachers and principals will now be able to easily access student progress thanks to a new system introduced in schools this term.