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National Barramundi Day to celebrate Top End icon

Locals and visitors alike are being encouraged to celebrate one of the Territory’s most iconic fish as part of National Barramundi Day today.

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Outback Ringer Premieres Tonight

From tonight, the rest of the world has the chance to experience the rugged landscapes of the Northern Territory and the unique skills of bull catchers through Outback Ringer.

Outback Ringer Premiere

From tonight, the rest of the world has the chance to experience the rugged landscapes of the Northern Territory and the unique skills of bull catchers through Outback Ringer.

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COVID-19 Update on Sydney

The Chief Health Officer will continue to closely monitor and consider the situation in Sydney but is confident at this time that the current COVID-19 outbreak is being managed and contained appropriately.

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Investigation into the conduct of Ashley Brown

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC), Ken Fleming QC has today published an Investigation Report that identifies serious and systemic improper conduct risks in the Territory Government’s recruitment and disciplinary frameworks.

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Darwin and Palmerston Notice of Valuation 2020

On 15 October 2020, the Valuer-General for the Northern Territory will be issuing Notices of Valuation to property owners in the Darwin City Council and Palmerston City Council regions.

Work health and safety statistics highlight areas of focus

Key work health and safety statistics for the Northern Territory have been published as part of National Safe Work Month. One of the national sub-themes for this year’s event is ‘using data to make your workplace safe’.

Mosquito activity to increase following heavy rain

Residents along the northern NT coast are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with salt marsh mosquito numbers expected to drastically increase from 16 October following heavy rainfall.

Breast cancer awareness month

Eight women die every day in Australia from breast cancer which is why NT Health is urging Territorians to learn more about this disease.

Step on it – pay attention to your feet!

NT Health is encouraging Territorians with diabetes to learn how the health of their feet is important for their overall health.

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Finniss River fish brings Season 6 tally to five!

The sixth season of Million Dollar Fish launched just over a week ago, with SportsBet already giving away a huge $55,000 in prize money to local and interstate fishos.

Sydney revoked as a hotspot

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that Greater Sydney will be revoked as a hot spot from 12.01am on Friday 9 October 2020. This means that people arriving in the Northern Territory from Greater Sydney will no longer have to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. Anyone currently in mandatory quarantine from Greater Sydney will be able to exit.

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Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Charles Pain will speak about revoking the Greater Sydney region as a hotspot.

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Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Charles Pain will speak about revoking the Greater Sydney region as a hotspot.

Territory Stories digital platform launch

Territorians now have improved access to hundreds of thousands of historical documents with the launch of the new Territory Stories platform.

COVID-19 testing is important

NT Health is reminding people living and travelling in Central Australia to get a COVID-19 test if you have flu-like symptoms.

Grab your Mango Madness Festival ticket now

Something juicy to tantalise your tastebuds is coming in October and you will be mad to miss it!

Barra Bonanza! Fourth Season 6 Fish caught by Territorian

Another red-tagged barramundi has been reeled in as part of Million Dollar Fish Season 6, bringing the tally to an all-time record high of four in just six days.

Box jellyfish in Territory coastal waters

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

Get your workplace involved in National Safe Work Month

Registrations are now open for the Northern Territory’s National Safe Work Month events.

Get your workplace involved in National Safe Work Month

Registrations are now open for the Northern Territory’s National Safe Work Month events. Held annually in October, National Safe Work Month is a time for employers and workers to focus on and review their work health and safety practices, and commit to improving health and safety in the workplace.

Midwifery Group Practice relocates in Alice Springs

On 1 October the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) will open the doors to its new premises at the top of the Todd Mall in Alice Springs.

Students focus of health worker awards

Nominations for the 2020 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards open today.

Public comment sought on Seabed Mining in the NT

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is seeking community and stakeholder comment on its draft Review of Seabed Mining in the Northern Territory-Environmental Impacts and Management.

Howard Springs Quarantine Facility COVID-19 Testing

A 65 year old male at the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility returned a low positive COVID-19 test today, having previously recovered from COVID-19.

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Flying into Waterfowl Hunting Season

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security has today opened Waterfowl Hunting Season on designated areas to permitted hunters.

Live crosses to show Australia that the Territory is the answer

Aussies who tune in to Channel 10’s Studio 10 this week will discover the Territory is the answer if they’re looking to escape on a holiday, explore spectacular landscapes and experience Aboriginal culture.

Theme for 2021 confirmed as lights out on Parrtjima 2020

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light wrapped up yesterday in Alice Springs after delighting thousands of people over the course of 10 nights.

Heritage Council Nominations Open

Expressions of interest from Northern Territory residents who wish to be considered for appointment to the Heritage Council are now open.

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Five nights left to enjoy Parrtjima – don’t miss out!

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has reached the halfway mark in Alice Springs, with five successful nights clocked up and a further five to go. The festival has recorded almost 9000 attendances so far.

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Land Offer to develop Specialist Disability Accommodation

A Request for Proposal for non-government organisations to construct Specialist Disability Accommodation on four parcels of land in Darwin’s northern suburbs is currently open on GrantsNT.

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The Start of Something Special in Alice Springs

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light begins in Alice Springs tonight, and promises to do exactly what this year’s theme suggests by ‘Lifting Our Spirits’.

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