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Partnerships support strong Cyclone rebuilding progress

Strong progress is being made on the rebuilding program in Galiwin’ku, Milingimbi and Ramingining and regional homelands after the devastation of Cyclone Lam earlier this year.


Minister for Business Peter Styles will announce eighty-five community groups receiving grants through the Community Benefit Fund.

NT EPA leads prosecution of Redbank

The attached complaint has been laid on behalf of the NT EPA (with the consent of the Controller of Water Resources) against Redbank Operations Pty Ltd ("Redbank").

If you’d say yes to a life-saving transplant, have you said yes to becoming an organ and tissue donor?

Territorians are being reminded to discuss their organ donation wishes with their family during DonateLife Week this week.

Heritage Talk at Owen Springs Reserve

Visitors and locals are invited to a free heritage talk being held at the Old Owen Springs Homestead ruins in Owen Springs Reserve, Sunday 16 August.

NTIS puts kids through their paces to identify future on and off field stars

The best performances on Monday’s Picnic Day public holiday in Darwin won’t necessarily come from the thoroughbreds at Fannie Bay, with more than 40 youngsters displaying their sprinting, throwing and leaping potential at a talent identification day at the Northern Territory Institute of Sport.

Health and fitness; a new focus at the Darwin Waterfront

Top End Nutrition is bringing health, fitness and well-being to the Darwin Waterfront.

Pesona Indonesia – Saturday 1 August 2015

The Darwin Waterfront will be transformed into an Indonesian extravaganza this Saturday, 1 August 2015, from 4pm to 8.30pm.

Illegal Wildfires – Public Assistance Sought

Bushfires NT is urging anyone with information about suspicious wildfires in the Top End to dob in a firebug.

Dark Science

Please find attached a Screen Territory and NITV joint media release about a new Micro-Docs Science Documentary Initiative called Dark Science.

Become a Birdwatcher!

Join a Parks and Wildlife Commission NT ranger on a beginner’s guide to bird watching, and discover another fun way to get out and about in nature.

Learn how to maximise your club’s use of NT Government sports funding

Does your club want to equip itself better to attract more members? Would your club like to increase its junior membership more effectively through the Sport Voucher scheme? Which grants programs can your club apply for and where do you even start?

Opera Australia at Araluen Arts Centre

The Magic Flute has received a makeover by Opera Australia, becoming an Indiana Jones inspired tale of adventure with its next stop at the Araluen Arts Centre.

World Hepatitis Day

In the lead up to World Hepatitis Day on Tuesday 28 July, the Northern Territory Government has made available funding to expand hepatitis B vaccination among Indigenous Territorians.

Cranky Bear at Araluen Arts Centre

Patch Theatre Company brings Territory artist Nick Bland’s popular children’s picture book The Very Cranky Bear to life at the Araluen Arts Centre.

Arltunga Historical Reserve

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) has closed the MacDonnell Range Reef Mine Self Guided Walk until further notice.

NTPS employees generosity, breaks record again

Last financial year Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) staff gave generously through the Payroll Giving Program, donating a record breaking $76,904 to charity.

Safety first at the Royal Darwin Show

NT WorkSafe were amongst the first to see the sights and sounds at the Royal Darwin Show, as Workplace Safety Inspectors conducted safety checks before the gates opened to the public today.

Captain Starlight to spread magic in Central Australia

Captain Starlight will this week return to Central Australia to improve the wellbeing of children living in regional and remote areas.

Consumer Affairs issues a warning about ‘Supernatural Healer’

A public warning has been issued to consumers by the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Gary Clements, to exercise caution when dealing with Colin Thompson trading as Esoteric Mind Specialist and The Addiction Doctor.

Pedal the Park

Make the most of the winter weather and join a Parks and Wildlife Commission NT ranger on a guided bike ride along the Simpsons Gap Bike Path.

Suspension of Real Estate Agent Licences

The Agents Licensing Board has suspended the real estate agent’s licences of Your Real Estate (NT) and Manoli Karpasitis.

Parkinsonia biocontrol establishment underway

The establishment of a tiny South American moth as the latest weapon against an invasive weed is showing signs of success in parts of the Northern Territory.

Darwin Waterfront’s new Oyster Bar

The Darwin Waterfront is excited to welcome its newest restaurant; the Oyster Bar Darwin.

Indigenous Languages Resources Launched

The Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services (NTDCS) Commissioner, Ken Middlebrook and Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Stephen Southwood, officially launched a new interactive tool, Indigenous Language Resources, at an event held at the Mantra Pandanus in Darwin on Thursday, 2 July 2015.

Geology talks at Ormiston Gorge

Locals and visitors are invited to learn more about the natural values of the central Australian ranges through an informative talk at Ormiston Gorge.

Myrtle rust detected on the Tiwi Islands

Myrtle rust was detected on Melville Island on 15 May, 2015. The initial identification was made by the Northern Australian Quarantine Strategy (NAQS) team as part of their annual plant survey on the Tiwi Islands. Myrtle rust has been in Australia since it was first detected in New South Wales in 2010 and subsequently in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. It is not known how myrtle rust entered Australia.

Faye Alexander first solo exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre

Alice Springs artist Faye Alexander exhibits her delicate and elegant sculptural works at Araluen Arts Centre this July.

2015 NT Training Awards: Tickets on sale now

2015 marks 60 years of celebrating excellence in vocational education and training in the Northern Territory through the annual NT Training Awards. Tickets are now on sale for the Northern Territory Training Awards gala ball on 29 August 2015 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Don't be a casualty - have a safe Territory Day

Territory Day is a time of celebration however every year some people suffer serious and possibly life changing injuries from firework related harm.

Be clean and safe this Territory Day

Territorians are urged to be responsible with fireworks this Territory Day and pick up their rubbish.

Road named in honour of long serving officer

The Department of Correctional Services has today officially named the main road leading into the Darwin Correctional Centre at Holtze as ‘Nuku Road’, after long serving correctional officer and Darwin sports identity Paul Nuku.

Camp Elcho residents in better housing while rebuild continues

In Galiwin’ku, more than 80 homes were severely damaged or damaged beyond repair after Cyclone Lam hit their community in February this year.

Celebrating excellent customer service

The Northern Territory Government would like to congratulate the winners of the Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Awards announced tonight at a gala cocktail dinner in Alice Springs.

Community to help plan Darwin inner suburbs’ future

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting residents, businesses, property owners and developers to contribute to the development of a series of Area Plans for Darwin’s inner suburbs including Stuart Park, Parap, Fannie Bay, The Narrows, Woolner, Ludmilla, Bayview and The Gardens.

Don't get burnt by Flaming Ace Holiday Scratchie scam

The NT Consumer Affairs Commissioner, Gary Clements, is warning Territorians to beware of another spate of scam scratch and win cards and colourful holiday brochures sent in the mail from Malaysia.

A feast of entertainment for the 2015 Darwin Festival

The 2015 Darwin Festival is shaping up to be another cracker with an exciting mix of arts, culture and entertainment that will entice Territorians and visitors alike.

School Holiday Fun at the Darwin Waterfront

A four week program of free school holiday activities has kicked off today. The activities will run from 10am each weekday (Monday to Friday), until 17 July 2015.

Rebuilding cyclone damaged communities progressing strongly

Strong progress is being made on the rebuilding program in the Galiwin’ku, Milingimbi and Ramingining communities after the devastation of Cyclone Lam and Nathan earlier this year.

Holtze Consultation Closes Friday

People wanting to comment on the Draft Holtze Area Plan have only a week remaining to do so. The Chairman of the NT Planning Commission (NTPC), Gary Nairn, said local residents and the broader community had shown considerable interest in the draft plan. He reminded them the closing date for public exhibition is this Friday 26 June 2015.

NT Government Successfully Auctions Remote Land for Horticultural Development

The Northern Territory Government yesterday successfully auctioned two 1000-hectare lots of potential agricultural land just east of the Stuart Highway 180km north of Alice Springs.

Plenty on offer at Parks these School Holidays

Get out and about this school holidays and enjoy what’s on offer in Parks and Reserves around Central Australia!

Release of the 2015 Proposed Redistribution Boundaries

The proposed Redistribution of Legislative Assembly Electoral Boundaries has been released by the Redistribution Committee.

Kunjin virus still active in the Top End

Top End residents and visitors are warned not to become complacent when it comes to getting bitten by mosquitoes. This warning follows ongoing detections of Kunjin virus (KUNV) activity in the Darwin region.


The Department of Health, Medical Entomology unit invite the media to attend whilst sentinel chickens are assessed for mosquito borne disease following ongoing detections of Kunjin virus (KUNV) activity in the Darwin region.

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre - on standby

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) is on standby to respond at the direction of the Australian Government following the eruptions of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia's main islands.

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre - on standby

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) is on standby to respond at the direction of the Australian Government following the eruptions of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia's main islands.


The Northern Territory Information Commissioner, Brenda Monaghan, is joining the debate on people’s privacy over the Wilson Parking issue.

360 ALLSTARS return to Araluen Arts Centre

The 360 ALLSTARS will bring their extraordinary urban circus production back to Alice Springs this month.

Electronic Payments to NT Government - Service Disruption

The Northern Territory Government's contracted banking provider, National Australia Bank, has advised that a similar nation-wide interruption to its IT systems that process electronic payments via credit cards and BPay has occurred.