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Police officers targeted by rock throwers

Police seek witnesses of the incident involving an orange Holden. Police media release. 

Horror numbers in tourism stats, with a hint for a solution

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When will promoters of the industry wake up to the crass funding inequalities and harness the assets on the doorstep of Alice Springs? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

UPDATE Friday, December 22 at 3:40pm in which Tourism Minister Lauren Moss emphasises a new Business Events Support Fund "which will allow the NT to more aggressively compete for lucrative business events" and "more in marketing [of] our festivals and sporting and cultural events".

NT's top Aboriginal Year 12 student from OLSH in Alice

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St Philip’s College student Kai Simpson (at right) received an ATAR of 99 which placed him amongst the Top 10 students in the NT, a record field of 1430. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

The grass is greener on the other side of the border

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Police allege seized cannabis would have been worth $300,000 on the street.

Ridesharing to start in February

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Government licence fees for commercial passenger vehicles to drop sharply, writes Nicole Manison (pictured), Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.

Council to introduce kerbside recycling

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A year in the making, the initiative will reduce what goes into the landfill (pictured), writes Mayor Damien Ryan. 

Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs

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People who are saying a council should do more than “rates, roads and rubbish” can point to the Rural City of Murray Bridge for a shining example. ERWIN CHLANDA talks with its Mayor.

Inquiry into fracking: Giving it the green light?

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Chairperson Rachel Pepper says “it is not the role of the Inquiry to make a recommendation whether or not the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the NT should be lifted. That is a matter for Government”. But she also says “the conclusion of this Inquiry is that the challenges and risks associated with any onshore shale gas industry in the NT are manageable”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 7am December 14: Arid Lands Environment Centre and Health Care Professionals Against Fracking.

Town still upset with Stuart statue, say researchers

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A public arts engagement project that centred on a statue of the explorer has tapped into a vein of powerful emotion and resulted in the production of a collection of thought-provoking artworks, say Dr Judy Lovell and Dr Al Strangeways.

What kind of world is this?

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Themes of desire, fate, transcendence and cycles that won’t be broken recur throughout Michael Giacometti's first collection of stories and become what bind together its seemingly “unconnected impressions”, writes DANI POWELL who launched the book last week in Alice Springs.

Renewable research: $5m over three years

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The Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy housed at the Desert Knowledge Precinct (pictured) in Alice Springs will  position Alice as the Solar Capital of Australia and lead the way in research, development and implementation, write DALE WAKEFIELD, Member for Braitling, and LAUREN GANLEY, CEO.

Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended by EPA

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A temporary hazardous waste storage facility, an underground salt mine, a permanent disposal facility for hazardous waste (in the mined out, underground salt caverns), and associated infrastructure such as salt stockpiles, haul roads and access roads should be permitted, writes Dr PAUL VOGEL, NT EPA Chairman.

 

UPDATE 5:15pm Dec 12: ALEC comments.

 

UPDATE 7:00am Dec 13: "No consent from TOs."

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