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Update: Precautionary drinking water advice - Garawa

Power and Water Corporation has advised the Department of Health that routine testing of the Garawa community water supply identified that one sampling point in Garawa 1 had returned an elevated level of lead and one sampling site in Garawa 2 had returned an elevated level of lead and manganese.

Asbestos discovered at the Warren Park construction site

Asbestos has been discovered at the Warren Park construction site in Marrara.

Top End warned to cover up following Murray Valley encephalitis case

Top End residents and visitors are urged to cover up against mosquitoes following a recent case of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) acquired in a remote Arnhem Land community.

Precautionary drinking water advice to the community Garawa

Power and Water Corporation (PWC) has informed the Department of Health that routine testing of the Garawa community water supply identified that one sampling point had returned an elevated level of lead and another had returned an elevated level of lead and manganese.

Territorians urged to check citrus plants

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is urging the public to check their citrus plants for the suspected Citrus Canker disease.

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Call for bystander action to prevent sexual violence

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the community is being asked to be conscious that the actions of bystanders are important in combating sexual violence and prevention.

Pump malfunction at Territory Wildlife Park

A pump in the aquarium at the Territory Wildlife Park suffered a malfunction overnight resulting in the death of several animals including whip rays, barramundi and a turtle.

NT prisoner numbers reach a new record high

NT Correctional Services continues to manage growing prisoner numbers in the Territory’s two correctional centres and the Barkly Work Camp. This week prisoner numbers reached a new high of 1013 male prisoners at the Darwin Correctional Centre. The female section remains below capacity.

Northern Territory PGA Championships secured for next two years

The Northern Territory Government’s Department of Tourism and Culture has today secured the return of the Northern Territory PGA Championship for the next two years, committing $150,000 per year to cover 2018-19.

Young Achiever Awards Highlight Young Territory Talent

Territory Families congratulates Mr Roger Wilyuka the overall winner of the 2018 Northern Territory Young Achiever of the Year Award.

NTAS safeguards the Territory’s history for future growth

A co-funded project between the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Northern Territory Archives Services and the Department of Corporate Information Services will bolster the archival record storage capacity for further expansion to safeguard collections into the future.

Addressing Sexual Assault and Consent

The Central Australian Health Service‘s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is collaborating with other stakeholders across Alice Springs during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) to bring attention to the ‘silent crime’ associated with sexual assault.

Hip hop cows, cats and dogs at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to present Patch Theatre’s Yo Diddle Diddle, a family live theatre adventure that follows the story of how the cow jumped over the moon.

Construction commenced on A Territory Story Exhibition at NT Library

Works have commenced on the building and installation of the new Northern Territory Library permanent exhibition, A Territory Story, with the contract awarded to local company C & R Constructions Pty Ltd.

NT Tourism Businesses on Show at the Australian Tourism Exchange

Thirty one tourism businesses from across the Territory, plus National tourism operators will be represented at the 2018 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), taking place in Adelaide from 16 – 19 April 2018.

Successful animal welfare prosecution

An individual has been successfully prosecuted under the Animal Welfare Act on three charges of failing in his duty to care for an animal and one charge of hindering and obstructing an Animal Welfare Inspector.

Celebrating Young Territorians for NT Youth Week

Over 100 events will be held across the Territory this month to celebrate young Territorians (aged 12 to 25 years) and the positive contributions they make to their community.

Students get a taste for working in the health sector

High school students from across Darwin will be given the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the health sector at tomorrow’s Interactive Careers Day at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Free breast screening for women in Darwin

The BreastScreenNT mobile bus will be offering FREE breast screening for women aged 50 to 74 years on the grounds of Parliament House this week.

Apply now for Arts Fellowship Program

The Northern Territory Government is offering four Arts Fellowships to established NT artists and arts workers to support a program of significant professional development that strengthens and recognises outstanding achievement in the arts.

NT selected to host ICEF-ANZA workshop 2019

The Northern Territory has been chosen to host one of the region’s largest events for education, work, youth and student travel in 2019.

Meet the Territory Youths of the Round Table

Seventeen young Territorian’s have been named as this year’s Northern Territory Youth Round Table. The Round Table members (aged 15-25) will act as a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government.

GAP Closing Soon

This year’s Gamba Action Program (GAP) is set to close later this month.

NT Heritage Grants Program 2018-19 open

The Department of Tourism and Culture has today announced the opening of the 2018-19 NT History Grants program, with a total of $250,000 available for projects relating to the conservation and preservation of the NT’s most historical places.

Japan and Korea visit will promote resources trade and investment

Three Northern Territory Government representatives will travel to Japan and South Korea tomorrow with Primary Industry and Resources Minister Ken Vowles.

Embrace your voice against sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this year’s theme is Embrace Your Voice.

Territory students set to explore military history through study tours

Fifteen Northern Territory students are set to embark on a trip of a lifetime as part of the 2018 Chief Minister’s Anzac Spirit study tour.

The Magic of Fred Astaire live on the Araluen Arts Centre stage

An all-singing, all-dancing tribute to the most famous dancer of all time, Fred Astaire, will be performed live on the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre stage this April.

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Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory will farewell the winning students of the 2018 Chief Minister’s Anzac Spirit Study Tour. The fifteen students will visit battlefields of significance to Australia and the Anzacs and participate in the 2018 Anzac Day commemorations at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Sharing Arrente with visitors from across the world

Join Arrente Artists Pat Ansell Dodds, Amelia Turner, Carole Turner and Carlene Dodds to talk about their culture and country through painting demonstrations and cultural history walks in Alice Springs.

Remote monitoring of calving could be a game changer

A system that allows calving to be remotely monitored could potentially reduce calf loss and improve incomes for northern beef producers.

Sanyo Maru shipwreck exhibition at Live Darwin

The Australian National Maritime Museum’s (ANMM) SUBMERGED exhibition has opened in the Live Darwin Hub and showcases the tragic loss of Japanese pearling mothership Sanyo Maru off the coast of Arnhem Land in 1937.

Junior Ranger kicks off again in Katherine

Grab your boots and pull on your hat, it’s time for Junior Rangers in Katherine!

Have a Wild Time these School Holidays

The Department of Tourism and Culture is inviting children to have a Wild Time in the Katherine region these school holidays.

Former Company Director Charged for Polluting the Environment

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has charged a former Darwin company director and a 76-year-old local man for polluting the environment.

Focus on Sexual Assault during April

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the aim is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate the community on how to prevent it.

Clean-up activities to continue over the Easter weekend

Cyclone Marcus caused the biggest mobilisation of personnel Darwin has witnessed since Cyclone Tracy in 1974.

Swimming open at Litchfield over the Easter long weekend

The Department of Tourism and Culture is encouraging everyone to get out and about and enjoy our Parks and Reserves this Easter long weekend.

Stallholders welcome for Telegraph Station Open Day & Markets

The Department of Tourism and Culture is gearing up for the 2018 Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Market, and is calling on local businesses, entertainers and community groups to help make this year’s event the biggest yet.

Know What Floats Your Boat!

The Northern Territory Government wants to keep Territorians and visitors safe on the water. Get your ship together and come down to Dinah Beach boat ramp 31 March 2018, for a free boat safety check ahead of the Easter break, and go into the draw to win a $500 boating accessories voucher.

Darwin Waterfront’s Easter Celebrations

The annual Easter Celebration egg-travaganza will be held at the Darwin Waterfront on Saturday 31 March 2018 from 9am to 1pm.

Bilby and Friends’ Easter Party at the Desert Park

The Alice Springs Desert Park will be hosting special daily shows over the Easter long weekend to celebrate the iconic Bilby family and friends.

CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown Race & Rock entertainment announced

Epic Race & Rock line-up announced to celebrate 21 years of the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown

Territory Families celebrates emergency relief teams

Territory Families is proud to acknowledge the hard work and dedication to the staff and volunteers who have assisted with the welfare recovery effort in the wake of Cyclone Marcus.

Walk in the Park with the Department of Tourism and Culture - Alice Springs

It’s time to go for a bushwalk! Lace up those boots, grab your hat and head on out as part of the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Walk in the Park program.

Walk in the Park with the Department of Tourism and Culture - Katherine

It’s time to go for a bushwalk! Lace up those boots, grab your hat and head on out as part of the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Walk in the Park program.

Avoid chocolate overindulgence this Easter

It is that time of year where the shelves are filled to the brim with all sorts of delicious chocolate eggs, bunnies and bilbies.

Have Your Say on Container Deposit Scheme

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is inviting Territorians to comment on the operations of the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

Varuna Residential Fellowship for NT Writers and Songwriters

Territorians have just one week left to apply for the Varuna Residential Fellowship for NT Writers and Songwriters.