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Rotavirus outbreak in the Northern Territory

Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water Cancelled for Garawa Two

The Garawa Two water supply is once again safe to drink.

New citrus canker Restricted Area in Marrakai

Essential tracing activities as part of the citrus canker emergency response have again proved invaluable in identifying another infected plant site in the Marrakai area.

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The Department of Primary Industry and Resources will make a biosecurity announcement about a new citrus canker detection.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Territory Families provided $300 000 in funding to the Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS) to undertake the Elder Abuse Prevention Project. The results of the Project will be launched today as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Skies to ignite at Darwin Waterfront - Territory Day Celebrations

A Territory themed celebration at the Darwin Waterfront will see the skies ignite to mark the 40th anniversary of self-government from 5pm to 8pm on Sunday 1 July 2018.

Appropriate accommodation for tenants with special needs

Merly Fe Masterson is excited to be in her new Rosebery home, which has been constructed as part of the Urban Public Housing Strategy.

‘Territory’ Eels delight fans at Darwin Waterfront ahead of weekend clash

The Darwin Waterfront turned into a sea of blue and gold as the Territory’s Parramatta Eels held their official signing session on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Round 14 Telstra Premiership clash at TIO Stadium.

Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Local Knowledge

Alice Springs locals and visitors are invited to discover the CBD through new eyes as part of the Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Local Knowledge walking tour.

MEDIA ALERT: Parramatta 'Territory' Eels Signing Day

The Darwin Waterfront will be turned into a sea of blue and gold as the Territory’s Parramatta Eels hold their official signing session this afternoon ahead of this weekend’s Round 14 Telstra Premiership clash at TIO Stadium.

Citrus canker confirmed in Katherine

Since discovering Citrus Canker in a Darwin nursery earlier this year, the Citrus Canker response team have been working tirelessly to trace host plants across the Northern Territory, and the rest of Australia.

$2 million worth of industry housing upgrades underway

Somerville Community Services will benefit from the $69 million Stimulus program, with refurbishments to be undertaken at 11 of its properties over the coming weeks.

Mikelangelo returns to Alice Springs with a tribute to Cave, Waits and Cohen

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to welcome Mikelangelo, of the Black Sea Gentleman fame, back to Alice Springs to celebrate three of the great poets of popular music.

Nominations open for 2018 Brolga Awards with two new categories

Nominations are now open to enter the 2018 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards, the Northern Territory’s premier tourism industry awards.

Calling all jumping joeys! It’s time for Junior Rangers!

Grab your boots and pull on your hat, it’s time for Junior Rangers in Alice Springs!

Labour hire company charged over death of worker

NT WorkSafe has charged Tropickist Pty Ltd, a Queensland based labour contracting hire company and one of its Directors David O’Brien, over failures in the workplace which resulted in the death in June 2016 of Josia Benaca Turagatani, a Fijian national who had travelled to Australia on a working visa.

Territory Families Release First Half Year Report

The Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017-2020: First Half Year Report 2017-18 has been completed.

Regional Bushfire Management Plans Released

Bushfires NT today released bushfire management plans for the Arnhem region and Vernon Arafura region.

Asian Honey Bee swarm found in NT

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) are asking Territorians to keep an eye out for any unusual looking bees after a swarm of Asian honey bees were spotted in Karama.

Successful Prosecution for Environmental Harm

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has welcomed a decision by the Darwin Local Court to fine and convict a former company director for environmental offences.

Open Day at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Join in the free fun and festivities tomorrow at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

NT Delegation Heads to China for Inaugural Donghai Flight Ceremony

A Northern Territory delegation will travel to China from 27 to 30 May as part of the Donghai Airlines, inaugural flight ceremony.

Taiwan-Australia Artists in Residence announced

The Department of Tourism and Culture is today congratulating dancer and choreographer, Rachael Wallis of Nhulunbuy in North-East Arnhem Land, and Paiwan singer Mei-Chuan Sang of Taiwan, as the successful recipients of the 2018 Taiwan-Australia Indigenous Artist in Residence program.

Discover the Northern Territory Library online

The Northern Territory Library has launched its new website making it even easier for users to discover more about the Territory’s unique history and culture.

2018 Waterfowl Survey

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has completed its 2018 waterfowl survey ahead of this year’s waterfowl hunting season.

New Volunteer Program at Royal Darwin Hospital

Members of the community wishing to volunteer at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) will now have the opportunity to do so, with the launch of a new Top End Health Service Volunteer Program today.

Australian children’s classic comes to life in interactive stage show

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to present Creature, a stunning digital stage re-imagining of the classic Australian story, Dot and the Kangaroo.

New citrus canker restrictions in place

The Northern Territory Government has today gazetted new restrictions to control the spread of citrus canker.

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Government representatives travel to US to better understand shale gas regulation

Two Northern Territory Government representatives will travel to the United States (US) today with Primary Industry and Resources Minister Ken Vowles.

A blast from the past through Back to Morse Week

Take a trip back in time during Back to Morse Week at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

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.

Camping has not been banned at Noonamah Rodeo

Senior officials from the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics will meet with the organisers of the Noonamah Rodeo again today to get a safe camping solution for the event.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Markets

The annual Alice Springs Telegraph Station free Open Day and Markets is on this Sunday, 20 May from 9:30am to 1pm.

Container Deposit Scheme Review Update

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today thanked the hundreds of Territorians who have had their say on the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

Darwin showcased as leading Business Events Destination

The renowned ‘Meet Darwin’ familiarisation event, an annual collaboration between the Department of Tourism and Culture’s NT Convention Bureau (NTCB) and Darwin Convention Centre designed to showcase Darwin as a leading business events destination will be held from 17-20 May 2018.

New machine brings sole to the Alice Springs Hospital

The Central Australia Health Service’s Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics department at the Alice Springs Hospital recently acquired an Orthema CAD/CAM Orthotic fabrication system. The technology will help to cut down the time it takes to prescribe and manufacture custom made foot orthoses for people suffering from foot problems requiring Prosthetic or Podiatry care.

The Araluen Arts Centre presents Undiscovered – Photographic works by Michael Cook

Araluen Arts Centre is proud to host an intimate touring exhibition of photographic works entitled Undiscovered – Photographic works by Michael Cook with the celebrated Aboriginal artist Michael Cook set to attend the official opening this Friday 18 May at 6pm.

Sanctions accepted over residential construction fall

A Darwin construction company and its director will have charges withdrawn after NT WorkSafe accepted their proposed enforceable undertaking.

A piece of history recovered

The Central Australia Health Service has recovered the Tennant Creek Hospital dedication plaque, which went missing during hospital renovations some years ago.

Increasing support to our Territory Public Libraries

The NT Government has increased support for the Territory’s public library services through a new five-year Public Library Funding Agreement to continue the successful partnership with local government in the delivery of these services.


Two lucky Territorians have each gone home with a $500 boating accessory voucher.

Our Town’s bush celebrities debut in Qantas Entertainment Original

A selection of Central Australia’s most beloved ‘bush characters’ are set to help drive tourism to the region and increase awareness about the diversity of tourism product thanks to the launch of a new Qantas Entertainment Original pilot series; Our Town.

Attempted Escape at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

Yesterday (8 May 2018), at approximately 5.30pm a group of young people at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre attempted escape.

Neonatal transport in the Top End looking bright

The Royal Darwin Hospital’s new neonatal transport team and the transport team from the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne have collaborated to save the life of a critically ill baby from the Top End.

Territory students take on the world's best cattle leaders

Nine Territory students will be showing off their cattle handling and junior judging skills as they compete at Australia’s largest cattle industry expo in Rockhampton this week.

Australia’s best-loved playwright presents one-woman show at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre presents the funny, and big-hearted Hello, Beautiful!, performed by one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights, Hannie Rayson.

2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards finalists announced

Congratulations to the nominees and finalists in the 2018 Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water Cancelled for Garawa One

The Garawa One water supply is once again safe to drink.

Charges laid over Darwin musician’s death

NT WorkSafe has charged the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) and Queensland based construction company BMD Constructions Pty Ltd over the death of a Darwin musician.