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Dedicated health staff running in this year's QBR

A dedicated group of health staff will be on the national stage next month after being selected as Baton Bearers for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay.

Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Awards submissions open for 2018

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Northern Territory Library’s Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award is open for submissions.

Recreation Lagoon reopened to swimmers

The Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon and beach area has reopened for swimming.

NT Convention Bureau takes AIME at business tourism event

A group of 18 industry partners from across the Territory have joined the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Northern Territory Convention Bureau (NTCB) at the 2018 Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), to promote the Territory’s exceptional business events products and services.

Territory Families - Attempted escape by a young person attending court

Attempted escape by a young person attending court At approximately 2.16pm today, a young person attempted escape from the Supreme Court.

NT Delegation to the United States of America

Representatives from the Northern Territory Government, industry and business are participating in the Chief Minister’s delegation to the United States of America.

Rural community to help shape the future of Humpty Doo

Creating positive change begins with meaningful conversation. Consultation with the Humpty Doo community begins today and is about protecting their valued rural lifestyle while planning for population growth in the long term. A Discussion Paper for the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre has been prepared to assist this consultation.

Bangarra Dance Theatre returns to Alice Springs on triumphant regional tour

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is thrilled to present the opening performance of its 2018 Season: Bangarra Dance Theatre’s OUR land people stories.

Recognising frontline health staff during Bombing of Darwin

As Australia commemorated the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin, Top End Health Service took a moment to acknowledge the frontline health service staff involved during the wartime effort.

The Number Thirteen’s A Charm in The Million Dollar Fish Comp!

It seems the number thirteen is lucky for some with the 13th prized fish of the Million Dollar Fish competition jumping onto a fishing line of a lucky local fisho around 5am this morning, netting him a cool $10,000 in the process.

Gamba Control Protects Communities

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Weed Management Branch has undertaken roadside surveys of more than 1140 Top End properties since November 2017 for gamba grass compliance.

Screen Territory 2017-18 Round 3 Grants Open

The Department of Tourism and Culture invites applications for Screen Territory’s 2017-18 Grants Round 3 opening today, Monday 19 February and closing Monday 19 March 2018.

Media statement: Personal Hardship and Distress Payments provided to Daly River Evacuees

With Daly River evacuees returning to community on Monday, the Commonwealth and NT Government remain committed to supporting those affected by the flood emergency.

Recreation Lagoon temporarily closed to swimmers

The Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon and beach area has been temporarily closed to swimmers due to recent weather conditions.

Territory’s Military Heritage promoted in latest Tourism Campaign

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s latest Military Heritage Tourism campaign highlights the Top End as a place of significant historical value, as well as showcasing the city as an appealing holiday destination.

Aboriginal Health Innovation project easy to swallow

The Central Australia Health Service has created resources to promote eating, drinking and swallowing safely. The videos and posters were produced by Alice Springs Hospital Speech Pathology Department, with the help of the Aboriginal Health Innovation Sponsorship Fund 2017.

Darwin lights up for Chinese New Year

Darwin’s CBD is set to come alive as the city celebrates one of the most colourful festivals in the world; Chinese New Year.

Murray Valley encephalitis alert for Katherine

Residents and visitors in the Katherine region are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus activity detected.

Tourism targets Baby Boomers & Driving Holiday Makers in latest interstate marketing campaigns

Tourism NT has recently launched two marketing campaigns ‘Stop Guessing Start Doing’ and ‘2018 Drive’ to encourage more interstate visitors to ‘Do the NT’.

Mauboy to headline Queen’s Baton Relay Celebrations in Darwin

Jessica Mauboy will be the headline act for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) shared celebration at the Darwin Waterfront on Friday 2 March 2018.

Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre keeps hearts in mind with new treatment

The Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre at Royal Darwin Hospital continues to lead the way in cancer care in the Territory through a new radiation therapy technique that minimises the risk of side effects to the heart in breast cancer patients.

NT WorkSafe agrees on mining company sanction, charges withdrawn

NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking by Downer EDI Mining Pty Ltd over a 2015 incident in which two workers loss consciousness after allegedly being exposed to a toxic environment.

Media Alert

The Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre at Royal Darwin Hospital continues to lead the way in cancer care in the Territory through a new radiation therapy technique that minimises the risk of side effects to the heart in breast cancer patients.

Contemporary Indigenous ceramics exhibition opens at Araluen Arts Centre 2018 Exhibition Program

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre proudly presents Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia.

Strategies to manage record prisoner numbers

NT Correctional Services is implementing a range of measures to manage growing prisoner numbers in the Territory’s correctional centres and work camps, with prisoner numbers reaching an all-time high this week.

Daly River residents to return home tomorrow

Residents of the Daly River community are excited to be returning home tomorrow (Monday) after spending over a week in an evacuation centre in Darwin following extensive flooding in their community.

Media alert

A breakfast BBQ will be held at the Foskey Evacuation Centre tomorrow morning to farewell the Daly River evacuees.

Cancellation of Water Boil Alert for Ngukurr

The Ngukurr Community water supply is once again safe to drink. The Department of Health has lifted the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Water Boil Alert) for Ngukurr after water test results of samples from the community’s water supply were confirmed by the government laboratory today as being free of any harmful bacteria.

BBQ to celebrate return home for Daly River residents

Territory Families CEO Ken Davies will don an apron on Sunday morning to serve breakfast to the evacuated residents of Daly River.

Charges laid over residential construction fall

Two Darwin companies and their respective directors have been charged by NT WorkSafe after a young worker was seriously injured falling at a residential construction site.

Time to put smart eating on the menu in Alice Springs

The Central Australian Health Service (CAHS) dietitians are throwing their supporting behind Alice Springs locals to help them live healthy lives, through smart eating.

Denys Stedman starts work as Buy Local Industry Advocate

The Northern Territory’s first Buy Local Industry Advocate, Mr Denys Stedman, has officially started in his new role.

City of Palmerston election

City of Palmerston residents have until 5:00pm on Tuesday, 13 February to update their enrolment details in readiness for the election.

Don’t Let the Million Dollar Fish Slip through Your Fingers

The recent monsoonal activity in the Top End hasn’t cast a dampener on eagle-eyed fishos who still have their eyes firmly on the coveted million dollar prize.

Time to put smart eating on the menu in Alice Springs

The Central Australian Health Service (CAHS) dietitians are throwing their supporting behind Alice Springs locals to help them live healthy lives, through smart eating.

Statement regarding peak in demand for emergency care at Royal Darwin Hospital

The current peak in demand at Royal Darwin Hospital continues.

Wet Season Treasures Tours at Northern Territory Library

When you pull on the white gloves and hold a rare collection item there is a special feeling knowing you are holding a piece of our history and that you have been able to interact with something not normally on show.

Up to 50 people affected by Banned Drinker Register computer error

The NT Department of Health will contact up to 50 people who have had duplicate bans recorded in the Banned Drinker Register (BDR) database. Some three month bans were unknowingly duplicated from 19 January – 23 January 2018 due to an error in a recently updated version of the Apprehensions system that is associated with the Banned Drinker Register.

Daly River residents urged to follow road closures

Access to the Daly River area including Wooliana and Nauiyu remains restricted as the emergency situation remains in place.

Strategic Arts Program Funding Returns in 2018

Applications are invited from the Northern Territory Arts community to apply for the 2018 Strategic Arts Program with a total of $400,000 available.

Remote sensing and mango variability project to benefit NT industry

A new online tool has been developed that will help the tree crop industry respond more quickly in a biosecurity or post natural disaster emergency response, and a team in Darwin has assisted with the research on mango crops.

Darwin Aquifers are Filling

Aquifers in the greater Darwin area have responded positively to the recent monsoon rainfall experienced during January.

NT EPA releases draft NT Noise Management Framework Guideline for public comment

Territorians are invited to provide comments on the NT EPA’s draft NT Noise Management Framework Guideline before the 1 March 2018 deadline.

Geoscience collaboration to unlock the Territory’s resource potential

More than 20 of Australia’s leading geoscientists have travelled to Darwin for a three day workshop to discuss the findings of collaborative projects with the NT Geological Survey under the Government’s Creating Opportunities for Resource Exploration (CORE) initiative.

Tender to support development of an Aboriginal Contracting Framework

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation has released a tender for an expert consultant to support stakeholder engagement in the development of an Aboriginal Contracting Framework.

The Araluen Arts Centre announces 2018 program

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is excited to announce its Season 2018 program, bringing some of Australia’s leading cultural events and icons to the Red Centre.

NT EPA RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF MOUNT PEAKE PROJECT WITH RIGOROUS OVERSIGHT

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed a rigorous environmental impact assessment of TNG Limited’s Mount Peake Project and has concluded that it could be managed to avoid unacceptable environmental impacts and risks.

Recreation Lagoon reopened to swimmers

The Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon and beach area has reopened for swimming.

Planning for Stuart Highway through Heavitree Gap – Future Pathways

The Northern Territory Government is undertaking a long term planning study to investigate options for improving traffic flow through Heavitree Gap (Ntaripe) in Alice Springs.

Wet weather increases mosquito disease risk

Top End, Katherine and Barkly region residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following the heavy rainfall associated with the monsoonal activity