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System to monitor cattle from space ready to be commercialised

Precision Pastoral Pty Ltd has been announced as the new commercial partner for the highly successful Precision Pastoral Management System, which allows pastoralists to monitor their cattle herd using satellite technology.

Celebrating the role of Botanic Gardens

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens invites the community to the Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) Open Day on Sunday, 28 May, from 10am to 2pm

Katherine region abuzz with STEM

Schools across the Katherine region will be abuzz this week with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities as part of Katherine’s inaugural STEM Week 2017.

Nominations for 2017 NT Education and Care Awards now open

Nominations for the 2017 NT Education and Care Awards are now open – nominate yourself, an educator, a service or program that you think demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering quality outcomes to Territory children and their families.

Have your say on the proposed upgrade of Ross Smith Memorial

The Northern Territory Government is seeking feedback from the community and interested stakeholders on the proposed upgrade of the Ross Smith Memorial located in the parklands on the corner of East Point Road and Ross Smith Avenue in Fannie Bay, Darwin.

Release of full independent probity audit in Alice Springs town camp tenancy management procurement process

Following reporting in relation to the matter of the independent probity audit into the department’s awarding of the Alice Springs town camp tenancy management contracts in 2015, the Department of Housing and Community Development has released the full report by the independent probity auditor in the interests of transparency. Only the names of employees and other persons mentioned in the report have been removed for privacy reasons.

Top End Mental Health Service wins local art prize

Two artworks created by patients and staff at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) have won prizes at this year’s Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival art space competition.

Top End Mental Health Service wins local art prize

Two artworks created by patients and staff at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) have won prizes at this year’s Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival art space competition.

Experimental dance work at Aralulen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre has partnered with choreographers Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek to present The Perception Experiment, a new experimental professional dance performance to be presented in the Araluen Galleries.

Travel to Timorese Presidential Inauguration

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation’s Director of International Engagement and Coordination is traveling to Dili, Timor-Leste for the inauguration of Timor-Leste’s new President, Mr Francisco ‘Lu Olo’ Guterres.

DESIGN PROJECT FOR DUPLICATION OF STUART HIGHWAY THROUGH HEAVITREE GAP IN ALICE SPRINGS

A design contract to identify future infrastructure requirements to provide improved road access to Alice Springs through Heavitree Gap has been awarded to SMEC Australia Pty Ltd.

New industry-agreed NT biosecurity protocols for Johne’s Disease management

The Northern Territory cattle industry has unanimously agreed an assurance level of Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (JBAS) 6 would best facilitate movement of cattle while maintaining biosecurity requirements consistent with live export requirements.

It’s About Time…Do the NT campaign burst Australia wide

The humorous NT Tourism campaign, It’s About Time…Do the NT aimed at Aussies in the 50+ age bracket has burst online and outdoors across the country.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light appoints first Indigenous art curator

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light appoints first Indigenous art curato

Blasé attitude towards safety leads to company fine

A Darwin crane hire and rigging company has been convicted and fined $11,800 after its company director was videoed climbing a tower crane without appropriate fall protection measures in place on two separate occasions.

Top End Bushfire Season Launched

The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) today joined Bushfires NT at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex to launch this year’s Top End fire season.

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What: The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service and Bushfires NT will launch this year’s Top End fire season.

Free monthly movies under the stars in the Dry

Experience the magic of a moon-lit cinema with free monthly movies in the Dry Season at the Darwin Waterfront.

Independent probity audit into Alice Springs town camp contract - findings released

An independent probity audit into the Department of Housing and Community Development’s awarding of the Alice Springs town camp tenancy management contract to Zodiac Business Services has been finalised.

‘Would you rather’ win a chance to do the NT with Spotify?

The Department of Tourism and Culture has partnered with leading global streaming music service Spotify to elevate the Northern Territory as a ‘must do’ destination among young travellers – with a free holiday to the NT to be won.

Manton Dam open for in-water activities

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory (PWCNT) have advised that Manton Dam will open for in-water activities at first light on Saturday 13 May.

Appointment of Executive Director Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT

Department of Tourism and Culture CEO Alastair Shields today announced the appointment of a new Executive Director for the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, Mr Mark Ashley.

Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) partnership with Australia Post

Territorians now have more choice and increased access to Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) services thanks to a partnership with Australia Post.

Education provider charged over school sports carnival fatality

The investigation into the 2015 fatality of a student at a school sports carnival on Elcho Island has been completed.

Territory Stories Realised for Screen

Emerging Territory writers, directors and producers will undertake a three-day intensive screen development workshop in Alice Springs as part of Screen Territory’s Realisator 2017 program to beheld in Alice Springs this week from 9-11 May 2017.

Rural community to help plan for future of Coolalinga/Freds Pass

Protecting the valued rural lifestyle while planning for long-term population growth will be the focus of community consultation which begins today with the release of a discussion paper.

New food festival on the menu in Kakadu

Bush tucker, barramundi and magpie goose are the key ingredients of a new marketing campaign to entice more tourists and foodies to Kakadu National Park. The delicacies will be just some of the offerings at the inaugural ‘Taste of Kakadu’ food festival.

Palmerston’s New BMX Stadium is ready for racing

Upgrades to the Satellite City BMX Club facilities in Marlow Lagoon are complete and the stadium will be officially opened for action today.

Catch a wave and a great deal

The Wave Lagoon and local businesses have teamed up to deliver great value for Darwin Waterfront customers.

Stay just a little bit longer

Department of Tourism and Culture has launched a media campaign to entice self-drive visitors to stay a little bit longer in the Northern Territory.

#NTAustralia Mega Meet to show off Territory tourism to the world

The Northern Territory Government’s latest tourism campaign is set to deliver mega exposure for the Territory using popular social media platform, Instagram.

RDH photographer named as finalist in world renowned competition

Royal Darwin Hospital’s clinical photographer Regis Martin has been named as a finalist in this year’s Head On Photo Festival, one of the biggest photography competitions in Australia.

Mother’s Day Saltwater Craft Fair

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the Saltwater Craft Fair offers hundreds of gift ideas to make mum’s day special.

Katherine DIPL team member appointed to national mentor leadership program

A staffer from the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) Katherine office has been appointed to the prestigious Lingairi Program of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program (NATSILP).

Workplace safety key to on field success as AFL season kicks off in Katherine

A new season of football returns to Katherine when Round 1 of the NT WorkSafe Big Rivers Football League kicks off at Nitmiluk Oval on Friday 5 May.

Leanyer Recreation Park Family Fun Day

The Northern Territory Government is kicking off the Dry Season with a free Family Fun Day at Leanyer Recreation Park on Saturday, 6 May.

Araluen Arts Centre presents a sculpture exhibition by Batchelor Institute visual arts students from the Alice Springs Correctional Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre is excited to announce Tjulpu Thipe!, the first standalone exhibition of sculptural works to be held at Araluen by Batchelor Institute visual arts students from the Alice Springs Correctional Centre.

Return of the Barkly Strangler

One of Australia’s worst weeds has returned to the Northern Territory.

Expressions of Interest are open for the new Strategic Arts Program

Expressions of Interest are open for the new Strategic Arts Program.

The Recreation Lagoon has reopened

The Darwin Waterfront Corporation has reopened the Recreation Lagoon for swimming.

BUS ROUTE CHANGED TO ASSIST SCHOOL STUDENTS

Teachers, students, parents and carers are advised that school bus route 240 (am) will be combined with route 235 (am).

Expressions of interest now open for former Katherine Sport and Recreation Club

The registration period is now open for the Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the redevelopment of the former Katherine Sport and Recreation Club.

Prompting safety in Darwin

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the theme this year is Talk Early Talk Often.

Prompting safety in Darwin

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the theme this year is Talk Early Talk Often.

Therapy dogs bringing smiles to patients at RDH

For the very first time patients at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) will receive the ongoing benefits of therapy dog visits, with the introduction of a therapy dog program across the RDH campus.

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Prosecution for Illegal Burial of Waste

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has welcomed a decision by the Darwin Local Court to fine the Breakthrough Group (NQ) Pty Ltd $65,000 plus victims levies after the demolition company was convicted for two offences under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act.

Award winning filmmaker joins Screen Territory

Tourism and Culture Chief Executive Officer Alastair Shields today announced the appointment of award winning filmmaker Sally Ingleton to lead Screen Territory as its new Director starting from 29 May this year.

RDH staff weaving their way towards ending violence

Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) has pledged to weave 10,000 stars as part of the One Million Stars to End Violence Project, a global weaving project that engages communities from around the world in the conversation about ending violence.

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