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Araluen Arts Centre presents a new production from Opera Australia

The Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to present a never seen before production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, when Opera Australia tours regional Australia.

A new playground for the Darwin Waterfront

A playground will be added to the growing list of exciting offers and things to do at the Darwin Waterfront.

Department of Tourism and Culture Golden Ticket up for grabs at Show

Show-goers in Darwin could win a special “Golden Ticket” just by visiting the Department of Tourism and Culture stand in the Parks and Wildlife Commission marquee this long weekend.

Regional forums commence on review of signage and activities in NT Government road reserves

Regional forums will commence today as the Northern Territory Government seeks community feedback on how signage and activities in road reserves could be better managed to minimise hazards to road users, while establishing fair rules about signage and other activities to support business and enterprising individuals.

Ceiling fans at Darwin Correctional Centre

NT Correctional Services has investigated safety issues relating to the ceiling fans in the DCC accommodation blocks, taking into account the contribution made by the fans to the general comfort of prisoners.

Have your say about parking at Cullen Bay

The Northern Territory Government is inviting community feedback on car parking at the Cullen Bay precinct to help shine a light on how motorists use the available parking and to address current and future parking demand.

Sea Rangers and Traditional Owners rescue a stranded False Killer Whale at Groote Eylandt

A false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) has been stranded and rescued in Top End waters for the first time.

Katherine Town Water Supply and PFAS Testing Results

• Last year, the Australian Department of Defence notified the NT Government of the presence of PFAS at some Defence bases – including Tindal • Results for the testing of PFAS in the Katherine town water supply are published online at: • Power and Water conducts water testing on a weekly basis at a number of sites within the Katherine public water supply system. These are published as a rolling monthly average and show the levels of PFAS in the water supply remain below the Health Based Guideline Values (HBGV). • Four tests have exceeded the Health Based Guidance Values since testing began in November 2016 and these fluctuations will likely continue. • The Federal Chief Medical Officer and Northern Territory Chief Health Officer have confirmed the water is safe to drink as the PFAS HBGV is a ‘whole of life’ consumption measure with a safety factor of 30 built into it.

Territory Arts investment reinforced in National survey

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the findings for the third National Arts Participation Survey and the results show Territorians place a high value on arts and culture.

The Johnny Cash Story comes to the Araluen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre is excited to present Cash: The Legend, a musical tribute to country superstar Johnny Cash.

Ti Tree declared fruit fly free

Queensland fruit fly has been successfully eradicated from the Ti Tree and Rocky Hill exclusion zone.

Statement regarding BushMob and the Loves Creek youth wilderness camp

BushMob notified Territory Families on Tuesday of its intention to withdraw from delivering early intervention youth programs from the Love’s Creek facility in Alice Springs.

Consumer Warning - Footy fans urged to buy tickets from official website

Territorian’s heading to the Melbourne Demons v Adelaide Crows game in Darwin on July 15 have been urged to only purchase tickets from NTix.

The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award opens in Darwin

The Araluen Arts Centre presents the annual Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award at the Darwin Entertainment Centre from July 8 to August 4.

Bush Tomato Named After Alice Springs Botanist

A team of American botanists has named a rare and mysterious bush tomato species after one of their Australian counterparts.

Department of Tourism and Culture Golden Ticket up for grabs at Show

Show-goers in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek could win a Golden Ticket to some of the hottest events, valid until the end of the year, just by visiting the Department of Tourism and Culture stand in the Parks and Wildlife Commission shed.

The Territory’s first NRM Champions Announced

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has congratulated Dustin Hutley and Stephani Grove on their selection as the Territory’s first Natural Resource Management (NRM) Champions.

Better Air Quality Monitoring in Darwin

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has welcomed a $250,000 investment by the INPEX-operated LNG Project towards better air quality monitoring in Darwin.

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Unearthing Arable Soil in the Top End and Red Centre

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today released two new reports, in a series that identifies arable soils in key horticultural regions in the Territory.

An update on the NT Pensioner Concession Scheme Review

The Northern Territory Government is undertaking a review of the Northern Territory Pensioner Concession Scheme. Due to concerns expressed by some seniors, the Department would like to provide an update on the process for consultation, and clarify some misunderstandings.

Don’t be a casualty this Territory Day

Territory Day is a time of celebration and fun however every year a small number of people suffer serious and often lasting injuries from firework related injuries.

Director of the Aboriginal Interpreter Service named Top End Patron for NAIDOC Week

Colleen Rosas, Director of the Aboriginal Interpreter Service, has been announced as the patron for this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations in the Top End.

Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Alice Springs Desert Park

The Alice Springs Desert Park is running a special program for NAIDOC Week from the 2-9 July.

Winner announced for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2017

The Chief Minister today presented Mr Stuart Traynor with a $1000 cash prize as the winner of the 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award at a presentation ceremony at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House.

Alice Springs artist showcases what it means to live Here in Central Australia

The Araluen Arts Centre proudly presents Here, an exhibition of new paintings by Alice Springs artist Sarah Brown.

Protect Your Patch on Territory Day

Rural landholders are being urged to stay safe and protect their patch this Territory Day.

Two classic novels brought to life at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre is excited to present two electrifying dramas adapted straight from the pages of classic literature, Thérèse Raquin by Dirty Pretty Theatre and Dracula by shake & stir theatre this July.


The Northern Territory Government is reviewing how signage and activities in road reserves are managed to ensure the safety of all road users.

School holiday fun at the Darwin Waterfront

Get the kids out of the house and down to the Darwin Waterfront these school holidays with a four week program of free activities every weekday from 10 am.

Delegation to China and Hong Kong (nb - corrected flights and accommodation figures)

Representatives from the Northern Territory Government will travel to China to meet with a number of airlines in an effort to secure direct flights from China to Darwin, led by the Minister for Tourism and Culture.

Know how to treat a burn - Cool it, Cover it, Call 000

First aid for burn injuries is the key focus of this year's NT Burns Awareness Week in the Northern Territory.

China visit promotes trade and investment opportunities

Three Northern Territory Government representatives will travel to China this week with Primary Industry and Resources Minister Ken Vowles.

Check. Plan. Go. Is your vehicle road ready these school holidays?

Ahead of the school holidays, free vehicle safety checks will be held in Alice Springs on Saturday 24 June 2017.

Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program open for applications

Graduate nurses and midwives still have a few days to apply for the Top End Health Service’s (TEHS) Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program, providing graduates with an opportunity to put their theory into practice across TEHS.

School’s OUT - and there’s heaps to do around the NT!

The mid year school holiday break is fast approaching and there is a wide variety of events, workshops and sporting activities on offer for young people to get involved in right across the Northern Territory.

Women in the Top End will soon have better access to more pregnancy care and birthing options

The Top End Health Service (TEHS) is integrating maternity services so women have better access to services based on their clinical needs.

Personal information retrieved by Territory Families in Alice Springs

During a recent office refurbishment in Alice Springs a contractor accidentally took three filing cabinets along with other furniture for disposal, to the Alice Springs Waste Management Centre.

Nature journaling workshop at Owen Springs Reserve

The age-old art of nature journaling will be taught at a workshop at Owens Springs Reserve on Sunday July 2.

Have a Wild Time outdoors these school holidays

A new school holiday program in Katherine will help children discover their sense of adventure.

Have a Wild Time outdoors these school holidays

Children in Alice Springs can discover their sense of adventure in a new school holiday program - Wild Time.

Ludmilla Primary celebrates 50 years of providing quality education to children

Ludmilla Primary School has been providing quality education to Darwin students since 1967 and to celebrate, a 50th birthday celebration was held at the school today.

New Darwin Indoor Netball Stadium Tender up for grabs

The tender to design and construct the new $18 million Netball Stadium at Marrara has been released.

Over 60 additional car parks for Stokes Hill Wharf

Improvements will be made at Stokes Hill Wharf’s car park to increase car parking from 88 to 150 spaces for patrons to continue enjoy this iconic tourist and dining attraction.

Go back in time these school holidays with Back to Morse Week

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station is again welcoming families to Back to Morse Week this school holidays, the unique event runs from Sunday 25 June to Saturday 1 July.

Hidden Valley safety upgrades completed in time for 2017 Supercars event

A safety wall made of 2500 tyres has been installed at Hidden Valley race track in time for the Darwin 2017 Supercars.

Shortlist announced for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2017

Department of Tourism and Culture, Director Northern Territory Library Patrick Gregory today announced the shortlist for the 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award, which recognises the most significant contribution to Northern Territory history published in 2016.


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