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Kilgariff flood not as bad as it looks: Govt

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A government spokesman says the Kilgariff subdivision, although it looks more like Lake Kilgariff, has weathered its first major rains well. PHOTOS by Suzanne Visser.

 

4GX for some as much of Alice in mobile stoneage

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Telstra is introducing its 4GX mobile service to sections of Alice Springs, while extensive areas – especially south of the range – are still on 3G with no firm commitment to an upgrade. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

If bogged stay with your vehicle: Police

Police are urging motorists bogged in the current treacherous road conditions not to leave their vehicles: “Walking off to get help often results in people getting lost or dehydrated which may have fatal consequences,” says Senior Sergeant Potts.

Govt job goes to head of liquidated firm

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The NT Government has awarded a contract to an Alice Springs firm whose principal, Brendan Ross Peterkin (picture from his Facebook site), is linked to a company that was wound up in 2012 with debts of $1.5m. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Income management misses mark: Report

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Income Management, with the BasicsCard as its major tool, has made little difference to alcohol sales, and "rather than building capacity and independence, for many the program has acted to make people more dependent on welfare," says a government commissioned evaluation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Yuendumu store, where the basics card can be used.

 

Is there no law in The Alice?

I witnessed a lady coming out of the Alice Plaza with her lunch and she was struck down by a young lad on his pushbike on the footpath, writes Bronte Zadow, of Alice Springs.

 

Sniffing suspected of having killed boy, 12

Initial investigations have led police to believe that the use of inhalants were a factor in the death of a boy, 12, in the center of Alice Springs on Saturday evening.

The weapon police cannot find is sometimes a car

p2177-Erwin-hit&run-TennSMSloppy procedures in transferring ownership of cars are an obstacle to investigations of serious crimes, including hit and run which is endemic in the NT and carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail. ERWIN CHLANDA reports – partly from his own experience as a victim. PHOTO: Police searching crime scene of fatal hit and run near Tennant Creek. (Pic courtesy NT Police.)

A climate of local opportunity for 2015

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2014 was the hottest year on record and 2015 is likely to trump it. Despite this, the NT government remains committed to its economic agenda but is failing to recognise the signs of the times. COMMENT by JIMMY COCKING (pictured with TV personality Tanya Ha).

Learning from the hunter-gatherers

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Jim encouraged Jacob and his mates to make him a traditional kangaroo-skin waterbag. This was a unique object, one which I had never seen before and in fact before that time, didn’t even know existed. Botanist and author PETER LATZ continues his account of adventures in the bush with traditional owners.

More bike, car places in the 40th Finke

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The Tatts Finke Desert Race 2015 will have 110 places in the car section and 600 places in the bike section, writes Antony Yoffa, President. PHOTO: Last year's winners, Victorians Ian and Shannon Rentsch.

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