Thursday, January 28, 2021

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NT has Australia’s “weakest COVID restrictions”

By ERWIN CHLANDA The NT has the weakest COVID restrictions in Australia and its most vulnerable population "at the very time when risk has escalated...

Grapes groove, mangos misery

By JULIUS DENNIS The ever changing fortunes of COVID state border closures are creating a good news / bad news story in the fertile TiTree...

An artist’s New York

By KIERAN FINNANE It’s hard to think about New York now without the looming shadow of the pandemic. The city is in the grip of...

How do you create a cactus garden? Carefully.

By GEOFF MIERS Creating a potted cactus garden is a great holiday activity for kids and parents, especially for older kids who like to flirt...

Rebel roosters in prison – a security threat?

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Commissioner of Corrective Services, Scott McNairn, has blocked enquiries about roosters sequestered at the Alice Springs prison “because of operational and...

Lhere Artepe may take new look at gallery site

By ERWIN CHLANDA Lhere Artepe should be the go-to for all Aboriginal issues in Alice Springs, says Graeme Smith (pictured), the new acting CEO of...

Council provides ammunition for smashing windows

By ERWIN CHLANDA A long-time businessman says the council is inadvertently providing the missiles used to break windows in the Mall. Darren Burton says he will...

Making school success praiseworthy on remote Aboriginal communities

OpEd by RALPH FOLDS A kid learning quickly to read and write on a remote community is not considered smart, except perhaps by the school...

COVID numbers spell out our good fortune

By ERWIN CHLANDA We definitely must not gloat but let’s permit us to feel exceptionally lucky to be living in the NT. Our head spins listening...

The things you can do in a bath tub

By GEOFF MIERS The uses of bath tubs in the home garden are almost limitless: A water feature or fish pond, a worm farm, algae...

Martina, the first of priest’s 150 Aboriginal wives

By JOHN P McD SMITH One hundred years ago Francis Gsell “purchased” the first of his 150 wives. This is his story. A Catholic Aboriginal mission...

The people must use the power they have

Good morning, readers, and welcome to 2021 when clearly people at the grassroots will need to more fully take charge of their future. There’s a...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Sir – The horrific and tragic killing of two innocent pedestrians in Queensland yesterday allegedly by a juvenile in a stolen...

Long walk in desert heat after roll-over: doubts arise

A 47-year-old man appears to have walked nearly 70 kilometres in up to 38 degrees heat after rolling his car south of Kings Creek...

Hobby gardeners, back to work!

By GEOFF MIERS The party is over and it's time to get back into the garden before major disasters unfold after rain on nine days...

Two very different January 26 gatherings

By JULIUS DENNIS Across Australia, January 26th has come to mean different things to different people, and this was reflected in the two strikingly...