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Lindy Chamberlain’s story brought to life in new play at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre will present Letters to Lindy, a brand-new work from award-winning playwright, Alana Valentine, this August as part of a national tour.

Telephone systems at Royal Darwin Hospital have been restored

The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) switchboard is now fully functional and all telephone systems at RDH have been restored.

Statement: Reported Fireworks Injury at Darwin Festival

NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into the incident at the Darwin Festival where a worker suffered burns injuries.

Telephone disruption Royal Darwin Hospital switchboard

The Top End Health Service advises that Royal Darwin Hospital switchboard is currently experiencing a telephone communication disruption.

NT EPA RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF MRM OVERBURDEN MANAGEMENT PROJECT WITH RIGOROUS OVERSIGHT

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed a rigorous environmental impact assessment of McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd’s Overburden Management Project and has concluded that the Project can be managed to avoid unacceptable environmental impacts and risks.

Resource video for happy feet

The Central Australia Health Service has created a series of videos that promote healthy feet.

New Alice Springs Masters Games medals revealed

The fresh-look 2018 Alice Springs Masters Games medals have been revealed.

Biting midges on the rise

This is the time of the year when biting midges are out in force.

Media Alert: Top End meningococcal W cases

Director of the Centre for Disease Control, Dr Vicki Krause, will address the media on the meningococcal cases in the Top End.

Two cases of meningococcal W confirmed in Top End

Two cases of meningococcal W (MenW) disease have been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Donate Strength, Donate Hope, Donate Love, DonateLife this year

This DonateLife Week, the Top End Health Service is encouraging Territorians to Donate Strength, Donate Hope, Donate Love, DonateLife by registering to be an organ and tissue donor today.

Charges laid over death of itinerant man

NT WorkSafe has charged supermarket giant Woolworths Ltd and Victorian based transport and warehouse company Glen Cameron Nominees Pty Ltd over the death of a 47 year old itinerant man from Maningrida.

Pesona Indonesia – Saturday 4 August

An abundance of Indonesian culture and tradition will transform the Darwin Waterfront into a cultural utopia at Pesona Indonesia this Saturday 4 August from 4pm to 9pm.

Register to save a life during DonateLife Week

The Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) is encouraging people to register to become an organ and tissue donor this week during DonateLife Week.

Internationally celebrated pianist Roger Woodward in concert at the Araluen Arts Centre

Roger Woodward, the internationally celebrated and one of the most regarded pianists of our time, will perform at the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre this August as part of his Australian tour.

2018-19 Screen Territory Funding Round Opens

The much anticipated round one of the 2018-19 Screen Grants Program has opened today Monday 30 July and closes on 27 August 2018.

Latest tracing uncovers more infected citrus canker premises

Tracing activities have successfully detected citrus canker on two potted Tahitian lime plants, on residential properties in Woolner and Moulden.

Josephine Wants to Dance leaps into the Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to present Josephine Wants to Dance, a new Australian play based on the award winning picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

Air quality alert - Darwin and surrounding areas

The Department of Health is reminding people who are vulnerable to deteriorating air quality to stay indoors with doors and windows closed and avoid excessive exercise and unnecessary activity over the long weekend.

Air Quality Alert – Darwin and surrounding areas

The Department of Health is reminding people who are vulnerable to deteriorating air quality to stay indoors with doors and windows closed and avoid excessive exercise and unnecessary activity over the long weekend.

Restoring Integrity, Reforming the Northern Territory Planning System.

The Northern Territory Government is committed to improving the planning system to ensure it remains open, transparent and accountable, whilst also ensuring that the system listens to Territorians and gives confidence that the right planning decisions are being made.

Northern Territory to take a staged approach to NAPLAN Online in 2019

In the Northern Territory, the transition to NAPLAN Online will be a staged process, with approximately 40 schools with high bandwidth internet and five schools with low or no bandwidth participating in the first stage to undertake NAPLAN Online in 2019.

Australian Dance Theatre return to the Araluen Arts Centre

The world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre return to the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre after a ten year hiatus to present their compelling and ritualistic work, The Beginning of Nature.

Upgrades to the Cullen Bay Channel Complete

A $1.6 million upgrade to the Cullen Bay channel has recently been completed, which will allow marina users to navigate more safely through the Cullen Bay basin and into the Darwin Harbour.

Hector the Road Safety Cat Headlining the Royal Darwin Show

The Royal Darwin Show begins Thursday 26 July, and the community can visit the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics display opposite the Foskey Pavilion and learn about a range of projects, services and initiatives.

A new space to relax, reflect and connect with nature at the Tamarind Centre

The Tamarind Centre opened their 'Akuna' sensory garden this week, providing Top End Mental Health Service consumers, and staff with a calming outdoor space to relax and reflect.

Regulation changes clear the water for muddies

New changes have today been gazetted to strengthen regulations on mud crabs for both recreational and commercial crabbers.

Oolloo Aquifer Groundwater Test Results

A study by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) aquatic health unit has found low concentrations of pesticides and nitrate (a plant nutrient) in Oolloo aquifer groundwater in the Douglas Daly and Katherine areas.

Northern Territory Literary Award Winners announced

Six of the Territory’s top writers have been recognised for their contribution to the Arts at the 2018 Northern Territory Literary Awards ceremony held at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs last night.

The Northern Territory has a New Water Control District

The Daly Roper Water Control District has been extended to include the Beetaloo Sub-basin and is now called the Daly Roper Beetaloo Water Control District.

Araluen Arts Centre presents the true story of a special friendship between Patsy Cline and her super fan

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre presents a special tribute to country music star Patsy Cline who died in a plane crash at the age of 30.

Pitcheneder mural starting

Artist Polly Johnstone has started work on a mural for the Pitcheneder public housing complex in Parap. This follows a social media competition run by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Prickly Acacia Cost Benefit Analysis

The first ever cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica) eradication has revealed that prompt treatment of small infestations delivers the best return on investment.

Watarrka National Park Joint Management Plan is now Operational

The first Joint Management Plan for Watarrka National Park is now operational.

Media alert

Work has started on a mural at the Pitcheneder public housing complex in Parap.

Bathurst 1000 winner’s major archaeological find in NT outback

Six-time Bathurst 1000 winner Larry Perkins has made a highly significant archaeological find in Central Australia.

Home completed under $24 million town camp spend

Upgrade works have been completed at a home in the One Mile Dam community. Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation has delivered this work, funded through the $24 million announced by the Northern Territory Government in May this year to address urgent works for housing and infrastructure in town camps.

Escape from Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre

Two young people escaped from the Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre at approximately 11pm last night (15 July).

Arts Fellowship Program announcement

Four artists from across the Territory have been announced as the successful recipients of the Arts Fellowship Program 2018, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the arts.

Stage 2: Tennant Creek Future Land Use Plan

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the Tennant Creek community to help shape future land use in the township by providing comment on the a draft Land Use Plan.

Works start on Ross Smith Memorial

Important restoration works have started on the Ross Smith Memorial, located in the parklands on the corner of East Point Road and Ross Smith Avenue in Fannie Bay.

Incident at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

An incident occurred between approximately 6pm and 9pm last night (7 July) at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Delegation to Singapore

Representatives from the Northern Territory Government are attending the World Cities Summit in Singapore, led by the Assistant Minister for Cities, Paul Kirby MLA.

Winner announced for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2018

In a ceremony at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House the Honourable Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory announced the winner for the 2018 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

Help Shape Future Land Use in Alice Springs

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the Alice Springs community to help shape future land use in the Central Alice Springs area by providing comment on the draft Area Plan.

Honouring the contribution of Aboriginal women in health during NAIDOC Week

The Central Australia Health Service is celebrating the extraordinary legacy of Aboriginal women during NAIDOC Week, 8–15 July.

New regulations in place for jewfish

A number of changes have today been made to the recreational fishing rules to protect vulnerable reef fish stocks, particularly Black Jewfish.

NT Convention Bureau to host the 2018 Darwin Health Familiarisation Program

The NT Convention Bureau is set to host the Darwin Health Familiarisation program from this Thursday 5 July to Sunday 8 July 2018.

Dream of Home new exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is proud to present Dream of Home, an exhibition by Alice Springs artist Jennifer Taylor, along with artists from Tangentyere Artists, Areyonga Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, opening Thursday 5 July.

$69 million stimulus enhances town camps

Requiring dialysis, Julie Clyne moved to Little Sisters town camp to be closer to medical facilities.