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NT EPA recommends approval of Ammaroo Phosphate Project with rigorous oversight

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the environmental impact assessment of Verdant Mineral Limited’s Ammaroo Phosphate Project and has concluded that it is environmentally acceptable.

Protecting Territory stories from the grave: Search on for descendants

On the western boundary of Palmerston Cemetery, next to Darwin’s Motor Vehicle Registry office, lies the grave of Nicholas Holtz, a Territory horticulturalist whose name would ring a bell to visitors of the Darwin Botanic Gardens, particularly brides and grooms.

eDash launched in Territory schools

Northern Territory Government School teachers and principals will now be able to easily access student progress thanks to a new system introduced in schools this term.

Arts Grants opening - supporting the growth of a thriving arts community

A number of Northern Territory Government’s Arts Grants will be open for applications from Monday 22 October 2018, complementing the year round grants available to the Territory arts community.

Make vegetables count during National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week is here again and the Central Australia Health Service is taking up the challenge to get Territorians to eat more vegetables.

Litchfield, Alice Springs and Regional Council Notice of Valuation 2018

On 22 October 2018 the Valuer-General for the Territory will be issuing Notices of Valuation to land owners in the Litchfield Municipality, Alice Springs Municipality and the nine Regional Council Areas across the Northern Territory.

Tackling smoking in remote communities

A new resource has been developed by the Northern Territory Department of Health’s Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program to help reduce the high levels of smoking in Aboriginal communities.

UP TO $10 MILLION FINES MAY APPLY FOR RETAILERS MISLEADING CONSUMERS ABOUT ALCOHOL PRICES

The Acting Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Sandy Otto, is warning retailers not to mislead or deceive consumers about the price of alcohol following the introduction of the Northern Territory Governments floor price legislation.

Improving patient centred care at Top End hospitals

Patients, carers and families now have an additional avenue to escalate concerns around their loved one’s condition or treatment, with the introduction of the REACT escalation system in all Top End Health Service hospitals.

Media alert: Improving patient centred care at Top End hospitals

Fisho reels in the first $10k Million Dollar Fish of Season 4

Territory Ranger Matthew Rawlinson has reeled in the first $10,000 fish of this year’s Million Dollar Fish competition, but the capture came with a few complications.

Historical stonemason’s chisel uncovered at Ross Smith Memorial

An original stonemason’s chisel belonging to famous Darwin stonemason Alexander Crerar has been uncovered at the site of the Ross Smith Memorial in Fannie Bay.

Statement - Crocodile attack in East Arnhem

NT WorkSafe has been notified that a female Aboriginal Ranger has been taken by a crocodile approximately 206km south west of Yirrkala.

Limited Foundation-Related Construction Approved at MRM

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) has approved an amendment to the existing McArthur River Mine (MRM) Mining Management Plan (MMP).

Alice Springs celebrates World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

It’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day this week and the Central Australia Health Service is inviting the community to a celebration of life at the Palliative Care Facility at Alice Springs Hospital.

Renowned Russian pianist Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to present the winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, as part of his national Australian tour.

Stress Less in Alice Springs

In its fifth year Stress Less in the Park has attracted more than 30 organisations to celebrate Mental Health Week and promote mental wellbeing across Central Australia.

Territory’s history and character shared with a stroke of a brush

A taste of the Territory’s boundless artistic talent has been captured on canvas with 24 entrants to the 2018 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award.

Final countdown to the Masters Games begins

The ovals are being mowed, the courts polished and drinks ordered as the final countdown to the Alice Springs Masters Games begins!

B2M bring the Tiwi Islands to the Red Centre at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is excited to present B2M (Bathurst to Melville), a seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands, as part of their first major national tour this October.

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE

Stuart Highway Elliott

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE

MANBULLOO STATION, VICTORIA HWY

Take a moment for safety this October

NT WorkSafe is encouraging all Territorians to take a moment to focus on safety during October for National Safe Work Month.

Be vewy, vewy quiet, it’s Waterfowl Hunting Season!

One of the Top End’s favourite pastimes is set to resume at 6am this morning with the start of the 2018 Waterfowl Hunting Season.

FIRE BAN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT - FIRE BAN ADVICE - FOR 01 OCTOBER 2018

Fire Ban Notice

Bushfires NT Fire Ban Message 30 September 2018

FIRE BAN ADVICE

FIRE BAN ADVICE FROM BUSHFIRES NT FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Don’t get stung this season

As temperatures and humidity rise in the Top End, the Centre for Disease Control is reminding Territorians and visitors to be aware of increasing numbers of box jellyfish – or ‘stingers’ – in coastal waters.

Prosecution Proceedings Commenced Over Oil Spill in Darwin Harbour

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have commenced legal proceedings against the master and owners of a ship responsible for a large oil spill in Darwin Harbour on 19 August 2016.

Dinosaurs at home in leafy Botanic Gardens

Prehistoric creatures have arrived in the Northern Territory to meet boys and girls of all ages at their new home at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

NT Sports Awards 2019 now open for nomination

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Northern Territory Sports Awards.

Connect with nature these school holidays

Young explorers can run wild at the Alice Springs Desert Park these school holidays.

Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea – advice for travellers

On 22 June 2018 the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) notified the World Health Organization of an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived polio virus infection.

Submissions close this week for takeaway alcohol inquiry into Alice Springs region

Community based organisations, individuals and licensees have until Friday this week to make submissions into the NT Liquor Commission’s inquiry into controls on the sale of takeaway alcohol in the Alice Springs region.

Tracing activity uncovers new citrus canker detection

Another citrus canker detection has been made in the Northern Territory as a result of essential tracing activities by the citrus canker emergency response team.

FIRE BAN ADVICE

FIRE BAN ADVICE SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

FIRE BAN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT: FIRE BAN ADVICE FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

TEST BUSHFIRE MESSAGE: WATCH AND ACT

BUSHFIRE MESSAGE: WATCH AND ACT Location: Arnhem Highway Wak Wak Window on the Wetlands

Community Benefit Fund – Information Sessions

Does your community project or event need some support with extra funding? The Community Benefit Fund team are holding information sessions around the Territory during September and will be in Darwin and Palmerston next week.

Splashfest Water Safety Week

With Water Safety Week upon us, the Darwin Waterfront is set to host the opening event of the program, Splashfest, an initiative to raise awareness about keeping safe in, around and on the water.

FIRE BAN ADVICE

FIRE BAN ADVICE FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

FIRE BAN ADVICE MESSAGE

Fire Ban Advice Message for Tuesday 18-08-2018

$69 million stimulus is still shooting hoops

A number of community service organisations have benefited from the Northern Territory Government $69 million stimulus program.

Red Centre Bird Festival in full flight

Celebrate the Territory’s diverse birdlife and start ticking off your bird list at this year's Red Centre Bird Festival.

FIRE BAN ADVICE MESSAGE

FIRE BAN ADVICE MESSAGE - Monday 17 September 2018

Bacteria treatment for Palmerston Regional Hospital cooling towers

On Thursday, 13 September 2018 results from routine sampling of the cooling towers at Palmerston Regional Hospital returned a positive reading for legionella.

BUSHFIRE MESSAGE: WATCH AND ACT

BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT DARWIN RIVER AREA

RSPCA to benefit from WHS sanction

The Darwin branch of the RSPCA will be one of the beneficiaries of a work health and safety (WHS) sanction, after NT WorkSafe accepted a proposed enforceable undertaking from a Darwin tiling company.

The String Contingent present a night of chamber-folk music at the Araluen Arts Centre

Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent, will visit the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre this September.

Strengthening trade relationships with Indonesia and Vietnam

A delegation of government and industry representatives will depart for Indonesia and Vietnam today with Primary Industry and Resources Minister Ken Vowles.