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Youth detainees return to Berrimah

The Department of Correctional Services has formally re-commissioned the old Berrimah prison as the new Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Territory wide surveillance completed

The Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) response team has now completed surveillance of commercial cucurbit crops across the Territory and have not found any signs of the virus outside existing quarantine areas.

Go Wild at the Darwin Waterfront this New Year’s Eve

The Darwin Waterfront is going wild this New Year’s Eve with a “Jungle Party” that’s sure to bring out the party animal in everyone.

Melioidosis risk high as wet season arrives

Top Enders are being warned to take precautions against melioidosis following six cases, including one death, that have occurred already this wet season.

Prisoners work for improved animal welfare

The Department of Correctional Services has teamed up with RSPCA Darwin to boost its volunteer numbers and improve the lives of abandoned or abused animals in its care.

Think About Your Pets This Christmas

With the Festive Season nearly upon us, Territorians are being asked to ensure that their pets are cared for over the Christmas/ New year break.

Fire Danger Period Declared in Central Australia

Bushfires NT advise that a Fire Danger Period has been declared until the 31 March 2015 in the Central Australia region.

RDH patients given gift of hearing in time for Christmas

Territory adults and children will be given the gift of hearing this Christmas, when the latest round of cochlear implants provided through a partnership between Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) are ‘switched on’.

Help Leave No Trace in Litchfield National Park

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) advises that remaining rubbish bins at Litchfield National Park will start to be removed from Monday, 19 January 2015.

Help Leave No Trace in Litchfield National Park

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) advises that remaining rubbish bins at Litchfield National Park will start to be removed from Monday, 19 January 2015.

Anula Primary School joins Banana Freckle eradication effort

School holidays may have started, but there was still work happening at Anula Primary School this weekend. The destruction of banana plants in the six red zones of the Territory continued with work by Banana Freckle field teams in schools over the weekend.

Brand new officers for a brand new prison

The first group of Trainee Correctional Officers (TCOs) to be assigned to the new Darwin Correctional Centre at Holtze will today graduate from the initial phase of their 12-month training program.

Have your say on Bushfires Act Recommendation Paper

Bushfires NT is inviting the public to provide comment on a Recommendation Paper as part of the review into the Bushfires Act.

Second award for Alice Springs domestic violence group

A commitment to bring down the level of family and domestic violence in the Northern Territory has this week earned an Alice Springs project’s reference group their second major acknowledgment this year.

Filmmakers and Artists Announced for Art X *North

Screen Territory and ABC Arts have selected the filmmakers and artists who will be showcased in the new documentary series, Art X *North.

Wet Season Monitoring Established at Goodall

The rehabilitation of Legacy Mine Sites in the Territory has taken another step forward with the successful installation of remote monitoring equipment at the former Goodall gold mine 100 klm south-east of darwin.

Ross River virus warning

Top End residents are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase from Sunday, following heavy rainfall last week.

Rescued Turtle Ready to be Released

An injured Northern Snapping Turtle that was rescued by a fisherman from Hardies Billabong is ready to be released back into the wild.

Applications Now Open for NT History Grants

The Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 Northern Territory History Grants are now open.

Prison doors close for last time

Today, the door will finally close on another chapter of corrections in the Northern Territory with the last prisoners to be transferred from the Berrimah Correctional Centre (BCC) to the new Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) at Holtze.

NTPS employees break charity record

Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) staff gave generously in the 2013/14 financial year, donating a record breaking $41,222 to charity.

Warlayirti The Art of Balgo at Araluen Art Centre

Warlayirti The Art of Balgo, an exhibition from one of the most successful art centres to emerge from a remote Australian area, will open at the Araluen Art Centre on Friday, 28 November.