Monday, September 20, 2021

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To bloc or not to bloc

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Videos below this report: Outgoing Mayor on bloc voting, incoming Mayor on winning by two votes. In a show of hands on a motion in council, Mayor by two votes Matt Paterson will...

Mud map guides Centre into aviation world

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By ERWIN CHLANDA When you get grumpy about how long your flight is going to take from Melbourne to Alice (3 hours and 55 minutes) spare a thought for 24-year-old Frank Briggs: 100 years ago...

Tourism group invests big in The Centre

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Tourism investment money is flooding into The Centre with two resorts in picturesque country changing hands, and the multi-prizewinning MacDonnell Range tourist park in The Alice being sold by the pioneering Heenan...

Five in a row: Rovers dominate West in CAFL grand final

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By OSCAR PERRI Rovers have completed their near perfect season with a thumping 51 point victory over West in Saturday’s Grand Final, earning the side a staggering fifth straight premiership. Much of the credit goes to...

Art spearheads water rights movement

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By KIERAN FINNANE The Vincent Lingiari Art Award, announced Wednesday night, has an urgent message for government: the fight is on, with water rights “shaping up as the new frontier”. The works of art –  including...

Private Plaza development biggest project in the CBD

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By OSCAR PERRI Nearly $200m is being poured into projects in the Alice Springs CBD from both private and government investment, as many shops remain empty along the Todd Mall. The NT Government last week announced...

Good-bye frosts, hello spuds

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By GEOFF MIERS Potatoes are warm season plants so now is the time to plant them as the frosts are gone. Potatoes can be planted out twice a year, a little like tomatoes. Potatoes are best...

Rolfe trial: new trial judge needed with High Court delay

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By KIERAN FINNANE The multiple delays in the trial of Zachary Rolfe have just hit another snag: the retirement this week of the trial judge, Acting Justice Dean Mildren. The Rolfe trial would have been the...

Covid reporting doesn’t work

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR This Covid thing is going to stay with us for a very long time. Compliance with Chief Health Officer directions will be more critical as time goes on and the contract...

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