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Peak Sporting Bodies to benefit from NTIS funding

Seven Territory Peak Sporting Bodies will benefit from a total of almost $30,000 in funding as part of the Territory Government’s 2018-19 NTIS Officiating Development Program.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #12

Friday, 14 December 2018 Issued at: 1255hrs CST

Red CentreNATS 2019 entries opening Sunday

Car enthusiasts right around the country will be revving their engines with excitement, as entries to next year’s Red CentreNATS officially open on Sunday.

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The Bureau of Meteorology and Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services will be providing a summary of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen in the NT.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen - UPDATE #11

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen maintained Category 3 system strength as it slowly tracks northeast out of the Northern Territory and towards Queensland this morning.

***MEDIA ALERT*** Royal Darwin Hospital takes part in the Nurse Strong Campaign

***MEDIA ALERT*** Royal Darwin Hospital supports the national Nurse Strong Campaign

Spirit of Christmas in the Red Centre!

Connect with nature and celebrate the true spirit of Christmas at the Alice Springs Desert Park from 15-24 December 2018.

Royal Darwin Hospital supports the national Nurse Strong Campaign

The Top End Health Service is supporting the Australian College of Nursing’s, Nurse Strong Campaign, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Australian Nurses.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #10

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen is now taking a more easterly course, retracing its path back towards Queensland.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #9

Communities along the Gulf of Carpentaria are being asked to keep monitoring conditions as Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen starts to turn and make its way through the region.

Shipping company pleads guilty over deckhand’s death

A Darwin shipping company has been convicted and fined $190,000 in the Darwin Local Court after the death of the 37 year old deckhand Daniel Bradshaw.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #8

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen is causing very destructive winds along the Gulf of Carpentaria coast between Port Roper and Bing Bong (Port McArthur) as it slowly tracks north this afternoon.

Who’s your Sober Bob this Christmas?

Territorians are encouraged to find their Sober Bob and stay safe this Christmas season, in a campaign to reduce alcohol-related trauma on Territory roads.

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #7

Issued at: 0845hrs CST

Tropical Cyclone Owen - Update #6

Issued at 0545hrs CST

Tropical Cyclone Owen – UPDATE #5

Issued at 0319 hours CST

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #4

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Issued at: 1830hrs CST Cyclone shelters have been opened for people in Borroloola and Numbulwar as Tropical Cyclone Owen strengthens and has the potential to reach a Category 3 system by early tomorrow morning.

Central Australian Fire Season Commencement

Bushfires NT today joined the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service at their Alice Springs headquarters to announce the commencement of the 2018 Central Australian Fire Danger Period, marking the start of the fire season.

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #3

A number of communities near the Gulf of Carpentaria are being advised to activate their cyclone plans as Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Owen is forecast to increase in strength.

Waterfront Park results in first win for Northern Territory

Waterfront Park children’s playground has been announced as the first Northern Territory playground to take home gold at the Kidsafe National Playsafe Design Awards, recognising excellence and innovation in the provision of safe and creative playspaces.

Centre for Disease Control - influenza outbreak in the Top End continues

The seasonal influenza outbreak across the Top End of the Northern Territory is continuing.

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #2

Tropical Cyclone Owen has re-developed into a category 1 system in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria and is forecast to intensify further.

Tropical Cyclone Warning – UPDATE #1

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen has been gaining strength as it moves throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria and is now expected to reach Tropical Cyclone strength on Tuesday evening.

Geologists rocks as STEM Superstar

A mohawked, mustang-driving, rock music chick might not be the typical image of a scientist, however geologist Dr Verity Normington is breaking down those stereotypes.

Tropical Cyclone Warning for the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt (revised location)

A Tropical Cyclone warning has been issued for parts of the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt.

Tropical Cyclone Warning for the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt

Tropical Cyclone Warning A Tropical Cyclone warning has been issued for parts of the north-west Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt.

21 days of free parking joy at the Waterfront this Christmas

Darwin Waterfront patrons will have a lot to smile about with 21 days of free parking on offer over the festive season.

Northern Territory Major Events Company growing industry capability

The Territory’s events portfolio and industry capability has been given a welcome boost, with Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) hosting the first in a series of seminars addressing event risk management.

Nominate now for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Territory women have until 27 January 2019 to nominate for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

Consultation open - draft Burial and Cremation Bill

Feedback is invited on the Northern Territory Government’s proposed Burial and Cremation Bill.

Update on Adult Night Classes in Darwin

The Department of Education has committed to supporting adult night classes in Darwin and a program will run in 2019.

China Ready Online Training Program Launch

The Territory Government has launched an online Chinese cultural and tourism training program for tourism operators aimed at preparing the industry for future Chinese arrivals.

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Salt marsh mosquitoes on the rise

The Department of Health is urging people to protect themselves from salt marsh mosquitoes, as numbers are expected to increase in coastal areas following a 7.74 metre tide and recent rainfall. Elevated numbers are expected to increase on 3 December, with numbers expected to further increase over the next weeks until the arrival of the monsoon.

Have your say on creating an active Central Darwin

The Northern Territory Planning Commission continues to work towards the development of an Area Plan for Central Darwin. The study area includes Frances Bay and the Waterfront, through to Cullen Bay and all areas in-between.

New technology benefits fish research

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) has partnered with Microsoft in an award winning project recording, identifying and classifying fish on remote underwater videos using Artificial Intelligence.

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NT Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC)

From 30 November 2018 the Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is responsible for receiving, identifying and investigating reports of corruption and misconduct by government/public bodies and public officers and those who receive government money including contractors and grant recipients.

Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants – Round 3 Open

Regional and remote art centres, art galleries, museums, libraries and keeping places can now apply for Round 3 of the Northern Territory Government’s Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants.

Christmas wishes to Santa at the Waterfront

Christmas is fast approaching and the jolly man in red will have more than one surprise in store when he visits the Darwin Waterfront precinct this December.

Meningococcal vaccine for all 1-19 year olds in the NT – Don’t miss out

Territorians are urged to take advantage of the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine available to all children and young adults aged 1-19 years in the Northerm Territory. Dr Vicki Krause from the Centre for Disease Control said that while the meningococcal outbreak late last year in Central Australia has come to an end, there still remains higher than normal rates of meningococcal disease in the NT and across the nation. To address these high rates, the NT has a free Northern Territory Government funded meningococcal ACWY vaccine program for all residents aged 1 to 19 years.

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Centre for Disease Control - statement regarding influenza outbreak in the Top End

The Department of Health has today advised the public of an influenza outbreak across the Top end of the Northern Territory. Since the beginning of November, there have been over 80 cases of the H1N1 influenza virus, and over 40% of those have been hospitalised. This subtype of the flu was first reported globally in 2009 and since then has evolved and presents as seasonal influenza.

McArthur River Mine independent monitor’s report released

The Environmental Performance Annual Report by the independent monitor (IM) for McArthur River Mine has been publicly released today.

***MEDIA ALERT*** Influenza Outbreak in the Top End

Influenza Outbreak in the Top End

The flu is on the rise late this year - it is not too late to get vaccinated

The 2018 flu season for the nation has been a mild one and for the NT, it has been a very mild flu season … to date. However there has been an increase in flu in the Top End in the past 2 to 3 weeks which may herald the start of a very late flu season for the NT.

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Join the Santa Fun Run for a good clause

Don your Santa Suits and be a clause for a cause this Sunday at Variety NT’s Sunday Territorian Santa Fun Run.