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Kieran Finnane

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Judging the Portrait of a Senior Territorian

By KIERAN FINNANE We walked into the room together, artists Marlene Rubuntja, Chips Mackinolty and me, an arts writer, the three of us judges of...

Alhekulyele / Mt Gillen to be closed to public

From March next year the badly eroded informal trail that ascends Alhekulyele / Mt Gillen from behind Flynn’s Grave will be closed to...

Hottest November on record, warming climate a factor

Territory-wide temperatures were 3.25°C above average, the highest since national records began in 1910.  While the average daily maximum temperature in Darwin for the month...

A touch of light: surviving summer, seeking shade

By MIKE GILLAM Photo © Mike Gillam The geckos are active all night snapping at moths on the flyscreens, dodging owls and high-jumping feral cats until...

For the worlds she stitches together, Marlene Rubuntja wins the Lofty

By KIERAN FINNANE “Committed to art as a way of life, as a way to bring people together and as a way to rise people...

How our most troubled young people are falling through the cracks … and some possible answers

By RAINER CHLANDA Images by TAMARA CORNTHWAITE In the most extreme cases, troubled young people in Alice Springs can be surrounded by a dizzying number of...

Government is recruiting for the national Aboriginal art gallery

By KIERAN FINNANE Jobs ads were placed about a week ago for a "senior director" for the NT Government’s proposed national Aboriginal art gallery. Applications...

A touch of light: the magic of feathers and pigments in the sun

By MIKE GILLAM Photo© Mike Gillam In the great cities of the world, sparrows (including different races, hybrids and species) and feral pigeons compete for crumbs...

Council’s focus is on all youth, not those with ‘social challenges’

By KIERAN FINNANE The Town Council’s newly announced youth programs will be for “all young people”, offering “more engaging activities” in town and won’t be...

Zachary Rolfe seeks to have trial moved to Darwin

Zachary Rolfe’s defence team are seeking to have his trial moved to Darwin. The application will be opposed by the prosecution. Defence counsel has asked...

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