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The Centre's landscape brought into a castle in town

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Two Dutch artists celebrated The Centre's natural wonders in a stunning cylindrical painting. Sadly, after 30 years as a major tourist attraction, Panorama Guth burned down 2005. Historian ALEX NELSON remembers.

No Turnbull Christmas present for CDU

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Charles Darwin University expects to lose $5.5m in funding over the next two years, write Warren Snowdon (pictured)Luke Gosling and Malarndirri McCarthy.

Santa's big day: Hot and maybe wet

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Temperature could be a record but rain is not very likely. PHOTO: It won't be anything like this.

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.

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