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Come Along for a Walk in the Park

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) invites you to lace up your boots and head on out for a walk in the park.

NTIS Coaching Program Goes Back to the Basics

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) is taking an innovative approach to developing first-class athletes through a new Coach Development Program.

International students the target of Philippines and Singapore delegation

The Department of Business has partnered with Charles Darwin University (CDU) on a Northern Territory (NT) delegation targeting international students in the Philippines and Singapore. The delegation is travelling from 3-15 March 2015, promoting the NT as a study destination of choice and providing potential international students with study and migration options for the future.

Don’t risk it to snap a selfie

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) are warning people to Be Crocwise at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve after recent reports of risky behaviour.

Trauma Centre goes bush to deliver training

A course designed to improve emergency skills and trauma care in the bush before aero retrieval help arrives will be the focus of training for remote health workers from East Arnhem Land today.

Some ducks have all the luck

This Sunday, Nightcliff Football Club will race 2000 little rubber ducks at Darwin Waterfront’s Wave Lagoon in an effort to raise money for the Rotary Club Darwin Sunrise.

Inappropriate disposal of construction and demolition waste

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has completed an investigation of a complaint regarding the burial of construction and demolition waste on a private property in the Humpty Doo area.

Kunjin virus warning for the Top End

Residents of the Top End are being reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites following signs of Kunjin virus activity in the region.

Water boil alerts for Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Bulman and Weemol cancelled

Precautionary water boil alerts for all previously affected communities following Cyclone Lam have been cancelled.

Precautionary advice cancelled for drinking water for Ramingining, Milingimbi and Warruwi

Advice No. 2 issued at 3pm - Precautionary advice cancelled for drinking water for Ramingining, Milingimbi and Warruwi

Inappropriate disposal of construction and demolition waste

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has completed an investigation of a complaint regarding the burial of construction and demolition waste on a private property in the Humpty Doo area.

Water Boil Alert Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining, Milingimbi, Bulman and Weemol

A precautionary advice for drinking water (water boil alert) is current for the communities of Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Milingimbi due to Tropical Cyclone Lam. At 2pm today this precautionary advice was extended to Bulman and Weemol as the cyclone is moving towards these communities. Cyclones have potential to disrupt water supply infrastructure and the ability of staff to undertake water supply maintenance activities.

Trauma Centre prepares medical teams for infectious disease outbreak

More than 65 medical personnel from around Australia and overseas this week have been put through their paces in preparation for an infectious disease outbreak such as Ebola.

Water Boil Alert Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining, Milingimbi, Bulman and Weemol

A precautionary advice for drinking water (water boil alert) is current for the communities of Warruwi, Galiwin'ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Milingimbi due to Tropical Cyclone Lam.

NT Trauma Centre develops device to track cyclone evacuees

An innovative device developed to keep track of patients in a disaster zone has been successfully used today to help in the evacuation of people from the community of Warruwi.

Schools take a stand against bullying and violence

Territory school communities will again unite to combat and take a stand together against bullying and violence in a national push to counter intimidation. The rallying cry of the annual National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 20 March, is ‘Take a Stand Together’ and this year more than 30 Territory schools have registered to join the campaign.

Make small changes to maintain a healthy weight

Territorians are being urged to make small lifestyle changes to achieve a healthier weight as part of Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) this week.

Katherine property declared CGMMV-free following testing interstate

A Katherine-area property previously suspected of having the Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) has now been declared free of the serious plant pest.

Skills, Employment and Careers Expo – Call for Exhibitors

Register now to exhibit at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo held across the Territory during August 2015. The expo is a one-stop-shop for anyone seeking to explore tertiary studies, training, job and career options.

Be the first to experience flyboarding in the Recreation Lagoon

Locals and visitors can now have a go at the newest world-wide water sport craze, flyboarding, at the Darwin Waterfront.

ASDP at AIME

The Alice Springs Desert Park (ASDP) will be featured at this year’s Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne next week.

100% Kylie at Araluen Art Centre

The show described as “the best Kylie act” by the Pop Princess herself will appear at the Araluen Art Centre on Saturday, 14 March.

Tropical flower research to benefit local growers

Doris Marcsik is working to make flowers more beautiful—and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to consider purchasing local tropical flower varieties.

Record mosquito numbers in the Top End

Top End residents are urged to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes, as an uncharacteristically dry ‘Wet Season’ has led to a surge in mosquitoes.

CGMMV quarantine area expanded

Two additional properties have tested positive for Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) in the Katherine area. One property is within the existing quarantine area, and other is a direct neighbour of an existing quarantine area.

Top End Health Service achieves National Accreditation for three years

The Top End Health Service (TEHS) is pleased to announce it was awarded three years accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards on Tuesday, 3 February.

Program highlights released for AGES 2015

Registrations have been opened and the 2015 program highlights released, as preparations for one of the Territory’s premier events for the minerals and petroleum sector, the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), gets underway.

Don't risk dengue fever: Protect yourself when travelling in the tropics

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an alert reminding Territorians of the risk of dengue fever when they travel. This follows an unusually high number of cases diagnosed in recently returned travellers to the NT. Already this year there have been 14 cases notified –mainly returning from Bali, other areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and East Timor.

Grass Roots Grants Closing Soon

Sporting groups are being reminded to apply for the latest round of Grass Roots Grants through the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Important statement from the NT Valuer General

On 28 January 2015 the Northern Territory Valuer General posted out new valuation notices to land owners of Darwin and Palmerston.

Is your child protected? Check their immunisation status today

With the new school year underway, children from all over are coming together and it is an important time to ensure your children are protected and up to date with their immunisations.

Is your child protected? Check their immunisation status today

With the new school year underway, children from all over are coming together and it is an important time to ensure your children are protected and up to date with their immunisations.

NT Institute of Sport Welcomes Elite Coaches

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) has appointed two top-level coaches to its staffing roster.

Combining Art with Wildlife

Territory-based artists have the opportunity to combine art with wildlife through this year’s Artists-in-the-Park Program (AiP) at the Territory Wildlife Park (TWP).

Exciting opportunities for Territory screen writers

Screen Territory, with the support of Screen Australia, is offering Territory screen writers two exciting opportunities to develop low budget feature films, Low Means Low and IGLOW.

Australia Day Fun Run

Kick off your Australia Day celebrations with the annual Australia Day Fun Run on Monday 26 January 2015 at the Darwin Waterfront. Registrations open from 6am with the run at 7am.

Frogs on Friday!

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) is inviting nature lovers to meet the frogs of the desert at Simpsons Gap next month.

Last chance to have your say on Commercial Passenger Vehicle Review

More than 300 Territorians have already had their say on reforms to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle industry and the Department of Transport wants to hear your views too. Submissions are open until close of business, 25th January 2015.

Turtles Removed From Alice Springs Golf Course

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) is urging the public not to release animals into the wild without authority to do so.

More cases of melioidosis confirmed

There are now 21 confirmed melioidosis cases and one death so far this wet season. With continued monsoonal rains the Centre for Disease Control expects the number of confirmed cases to rise … daily.

Murray Valley Encephalitis warning for Central Australia

Residents in the Barkly and Alice Springs regions are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase following extensive rain last week.

Want to be a better coach? Want to better understand athlete development? Register now for HFS15

The Department of Sport and Recreation is offering a series of free education sessions designed to improve the physical development and competency of junior athletes.

Ross River Virus warning for Central Australia

Residents in the Barkly and Alice Springs regions are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase following heavy rain this week.

Update on Territory Road Conditions

A number of roads throughout the Territory, particularly in the Alice Springs, Katherine and Barkly regions are either closed or have restrictions in place due to flooding. For details, please visit www.roadreport.nt.gov.au where you can search alphabetically for the road you need to check. The Road Report is updated round the clock as conditions are officially changed. Motorists can also use the freecall number 1800 246 199. For a detailed list of all Territory road closures and conditions, please see attached PDF.

Surf School in the Wave Lagoon

Kids can learn to surf these school holidays in the Wave Lagoon. Surf Life Saving NT is offering five-day surf programs which focus on surfing skill development for children aged between 7 to 13 years. Classes run from Monday to Friday, 8.15am to 10.15am.

Spray Now While the Sun Shines

The break in monsoon rain means now is the perfect time for Top End rural residents to pick up their free herbicide to help combat the spread of Gamba grass.

Top Israeli Researcher to Assist Territory Response to Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus

Dr Aviv Dombrovsky is an internationally recognised plant pathologist from the Volcani Institute in Bet Dagan, Israel.

Opportunity to comment: Review of the Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling

The Northern Territory Government has initiated the review of the Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling and drafted a specific code for online gambling.

Waterfowl Hunting Season Ends Tomorrow

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) has praised the overall behaviour of hunters this waterfowl hunting season which officially ends at 7.45pm tomorrow.

Detainees to be charged over disturbance

The NT Department of Correctional Services has confirmed a small group of youth detainees were responsible for damaging a section of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Berrimah last night.