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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.


James Reyne plays Australian Crawl at the 2017 Red CentreNATS

National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition opening at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to present RESOLUTION: new Indigenous photomedia, a touring exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia.

Top End Air Quality

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is advising Top End residents that air quality is likely to remain poor during the next few days due to local fire activity and the onset of cooler weather.

Foodie TV Series starring Lynton Tapp to feature Territory Produce

One of the Territory’s favourite TV Chefs, Lynton Tapp, is travelling the Territory filming foodie-based segments for My Market Kitchen, a national TV series that airs 3.30pm weekdays on Channel Ten.


A contract has been awarded to Territory company Sitzler Pty Ltd for flood mitigation works in Howard Springs.

Buyers beware – NRL fans warned to buy from official website

NRL fans planning to attend the Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys game in Darwin on June 10 are being warned to only buy tickets from the official website NTix.

A vision for the future of Territory public libraries

Building on the successful partnership between Local Governments and the Northern Territory Government in the delivery of public library services, the Northern Territory Library has released a new strategic framework for the development of Territory public libraries, Connected Communities: Vision for Northern Territory Public Libraries 2017-2023.


Ahead of repairs and maintenance works for Mandorah Jetty scheduled for June this year, the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) has today released a Fact Sheet on the long term options for the Mandorah Jetty and Boat Ramp.

Do you want to be a junior ranger?

The Alice Springs Junior Ranger Program is now open for enrolments!

Delegation to Indonesia and Singapore

Representatives from the Northern Territory Government are participating in a mission to Indonesia and Singapore, led by the Chief Minister.

Operation Soteria to check liquor licensees

Licensing Inspectors will be out in full force throughout the Territory with the start of Operation Soteria today.

Gastroenteritis on the rise in Central Australia

Territorians are reminded to be vigilant about hygiene following a rise in rotavirus gastroenteritis cases.

Fishing Company charged over 2013 electrocution

NT WorkSafe has charged Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd with breaching Section 32 the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act after the death of a deckhand on an Austral Fisheries vessel.

Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea with Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

The Araluen Arts Centre is excited to present Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, a theatre production aimed at children and families that will see the Araluen stage transformed in to a giant aquarium.

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.


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