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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.

****MEDIA OPPORTUNITY****

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.

NT INFORMATION COMISSIONER RESPONDS TO PARKING ISSUE

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.

Electronic Payments to NTG - Back online

The NT Government's contracted banking provider, National Australia Bank, has advised that the interruption to its IT systems that process electronic payments via credit cards and BPay has been successfully resolved.

Electronic payments to NT Government back online

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

Electronic payments to NT Government disrupted

The Northern Territory Government’s contracted banking provider, National Australia Bank, is currently experiencing a nation-wide interruption to its IT systems that process electronic payments via credit cards and BPay.

Boris Bounces Back to Recovery

Boris the spectacled hare-wallaby is being cared for at the Territory Wildlife Park (TWP) after being found beside his dead mother last week at Borroloola, approximately 850km south east of Darwin.

The 26-Storey Treehouse

Best-selling author Andy Griffiths’ much loved book The 26-Storey Treehouse comes to life at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs next week.

Progress continuing for $90 million Cyclone Lam rebuild

Up to 80 homes have been identified for replacement in the Galiwin’ku.

Chief executive John Coleman public sector travel review statement

As a result of the police investigation into Latitude Travel, the Northern Territory Government is launching a review into public sector travel processes and systems and the use of travel management company services.

Public Assistance Sought To Help Catch Croc Killers

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) is reminding the public that killing, selling or possessing crocodiles without a permit is illegal and anyone caught doing so will be prosecuted.

Come Home Ozzie, Come Home!

Territorians have been asked to be on the lookout for one of the Territory Wildlife Park’s favourite attractions, which has been missing since Monday.

Community safety is top priority for Territory Day

The fines for illegal possession of fireworks has doubled today in the lead up to Territory Day.

Elders to use cultural identity to battle re-offending

Prisoners at the Darwin Correctional Centre can now reconnect with their cultural and spiritual heritage with the opening today of a new Indigenous Centre.

Wayne Eager: Desert Works

Nationally renowned Alice Springs based artist Wayne Eager is set to exhibit at the Araluen Arts Centre after a 14 year hiatus.

Online vehicle booking system now active

Territorians have acted on the Department of Transport’s message that from Sunday they need to book online to have their light vehicle, trailer and light commercial passenger vehicle inspections done at the Goyder Road MVR in Darwin.

Free movies under the stars commencing this Saturday

Free monthly movies in the Dry Season are back at the Darwin Waterfront.

Consultation opens for Holtze area planning

The Northern Territory Planning Commission (NTPC) announced today the community now has the opportunity to comment on a draft Holtze Area Plan proposed for land adjacent to the Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Top End warned to cover up following Murray Valley Encephalitis case

Top End residents are again being warned to cover up against mosquitoes following a recent case of Murray Valley Encephalitis (MVE) in the Katherine region.

Pharmacy led immunisation pilot to commence

A 12-month pilot, which will allow appropriately trained NT pharmacists to administer influenza, measles mumps and rubella, adult diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccines to eligible adults over the age of 16 years will begin in June 2015.

Saltwater Craft Fair this Mother’s Day

Over sixty of the Territory’s best artisans and craftspeople will sell their wares at the Darwin Waterfront on Mother’s Day, this Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

Uluru to host Business Chicks inaugural conference

The Northern Territory’s partnership with Australia’s largest and most influential women’s network, Business Chicks, has reaped quick rewards with Uluru and Voyages Resort chosen to host the organisation’s first ever conference.

Wave Lagoon Temporary Closure 11 to 29 May 2015

The public is advised that the Darwin Waterfront Wave Lagoon complex will be closed temporarily for programmed maintenance from Monday 11 May 2015 to Friday 29 May 2015 and reopened on Saturday 30 May 2015.

Central Australia nominees – Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards 2015

Northern Territory Department of Health Chief Executive Dr Len Notaras today congratulated the 29 Central Australian nominees for the 2015 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

Take a Hike!

Territorians are invited to join a Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) ranger at this month’s first ever ‘Take a Hike!’ information session at Simpsons Gap.

YES, IT’S REAL! Legendary Covers from the NT News

A new exhibition featuring covers from the NT News is set to open at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) on Saturday 2 May.

Sundays Live at the Lagoon returns this Dry

Sundays Live at the Lagoon returns to the Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon this Dry Season, providing free local music every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.

Come and see what makes NT parks and reserves so amazing

Visitors to many of the Territory’s parks and reserves will get to immerse themselves in a living cultural landscape as part of this year’s Territory Parks Alive activities.

New TWP Mosaic Tunnels Unveiled on Mother’s Day

The unveiling of new mosaic tunnels will be one of several highlights at the Territory Wildlife Park this Mother’s Day.

Last Chance to Get Free Gamba Grass Herbicide

Territorians have until this Friday 1 May 2015 to obtain their free herbicide to combat the damaging spread of gamba grass this wet season.

Dewayne Everettsmith And Sietta Set To Perform in Alice Springs

Tasmanian singer songwriter Dewayne Everettsmith is set to take the stage at Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs for the first time next month.

Environmental quality report: Biodiversity of the Howard sand plains Site of Conservation Significance

The Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released an “Environmental quality report: Biodiversity of the Howard sand plains Site of Conservation Significance”.