Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Erwin Chlanda

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Youngsters start their netball season

By STEVE MENZIES There will be a full day of netball games at the Pat Gallagher Netball Centre as the 8andunder and the 10andunder teams...

April a month devoted to odd jobs and planting

By GEOFF MIERS April is traditionally the busiest month on the gardener's calendar as wherever you look in the garden there appears to be a...

Grassroots attack on youth joblessness

By ERWIN CHLANDA Bobby Abbott and partner Mary Tupou (pictured) have gone from fencing contracting to running the kiosk at Ormiston Gorge and are now...

Autistic four-year-old girl goes missing

UPDATE 5pm The girl has been found, is undergoing health checks but appears well. Acting Superintendent Michael Potts said due to the remote location, other details...

Govt ignores downside of rains: buffel grass

By ERWIN CHLANDA One of the draw-backs of this year’s excellent rains is that they are providing a boon for buffel grass, declared a weed...

Bungalow history fobbed off by Feds, NT Government

By ERWIN CHLANDA History was made in the Bungalow, now better known as the Overland Telegraph Station, as the place where taken-away children were interned,...

Queensland hotspots revoked

Greater Queensland as a hotspot has been revoked this morning for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory, including the City of Brisbane,...

Keep out the gas industry, activists urge cattlemen

By JULIUS DENNIS A landholder with a history in fighting mining companies over land access says that “the government's created a monster” by giving the...

“Horrific, terrifying” assault on woman

Police describe as a "horrific and terrifying incident" the assault on a woman early yesterday evening on the south Stuart Highway near the Old...

Covid confusion reigns supreme

By JULIUS DENNIS Domestic travel, a key part of the Northern Territory’s economic rebound from Covid-19, was again cast in the shadow of confusion yesterday...

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