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Call for regional ministry in wake of police fiasco

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The government crisis triggered by the proposal to close to police front counter in Alice Springs during the night is evidence of a disconnect with the region and its elected representatives, says backbencher, Stuart MLA Scott McConnell. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Caterpillars as big as a mountain are starving

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Alice Springs has been described as caterpillar country but where are the caterpillars now? asks Dr FIONA WALSH in this contribution to our Rest & Reflection series.


UPDATE, 20 January 2017, 'Lost' 4th totemic caterpillar sighted.

Summer crime calls for thinking outside the box

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Alice Springs may well find the elusive solution to its summer crime spree, triggering the usual Facebook fury, in Columbia where clowns succeeded and cops failed, writes Richard Bentley in our Rest & Reflection series.


Police seek information about alleged sexual assault

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Public assistance requested in locating "a person of interest" (pictured).


See UPDATE Sunday 11:30am.


Images from our rich history: collection is growing

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Harry Williams with friends building Ted Strehlow’s house at Jay Creek: One of the thousands of historical images in the public library collection created by BARRY ALLWRIGHT. He writes in our Rest & Reflection series today.


Council partnership in CBD complex seems certain




Councillors give the thumbs up for the Uniting Church residential and commercial project, but they think the National Indigenous Centre is all too hard. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Many Aussie towns use heritage to say hello to visitors

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TARA LECKEY, in her comment for our Rest & Reflection series, discovers small towns around Australia whose stories about their past entice tourists to stay, chat and spend. PHOTOS: The Pitchi Ritchi residence in Alice Springs, Chapman House is being restored by Heritage Alice Springs.


Alice taxis: unlawful practices, asks Lambley

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Independent MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley (pictured) calls for Parliamentary inquiry into practices of the taxi industry as the Uber debate continues.


Holidays in a bog no tall order for Yuendumu cops




Being stuck in the mud was a challenge met with aplomb by outback cops, Sgt Anne Jolley and Const James Rose, writes Mark Roots.


Remember when the river …




Learning to go with the flow will require all of our creativity.  Such action is overdue, but the possibility of a flood can be just the motivation we need, writes MICHAEL LA FLAMME in our Rest & Reflection Series. Photo: PAMELA KEIL.


Homes up a bit but commercial vacancies 'abnormally high'



Slight increases in prices for residential properties but abnormally high vacancy rates in the retail, commercial and industrial sector – that's where the Alice Springs real estate market is at, according the L J Hooker's Doug Fraser. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Google Earth image of the industrial area and the CBD, bottom right in the picture.


Police on hunt for young men after ramraid this morning



Stolen vehicle crashed into a business, say police who released CCTV images.


See UPDATES January 9 and 18.


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