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Land council power struggle not over?

 

A failed court action by Maurie Ryan, Chairman of the Central Land Council, against one of its councillors and former Deputy Chairman, Michael Liddle (right), does not seem to have settled an apparent power struggle between them, but for the time being it’s Ryan 0, Liddle 1. Magistrate David Bamber this week dismissed Mr Ryan’s application for a personal violence restraining order against Mr Liddle for want of evidence, but the hearing revealed something about the reasons for their antagonism. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Bicycle riders in circles



 

 

It takes a while to figure out the ins and outs of the circles that make up the bicycle riders in Alice. There's a distinct pattern though.

Water usage cap likely to be on agenda again

 

 

Projects such as such as the Kilgariff suburb and the Melanka apartment complex, as well as the ongoing debate about new horticulture, are sure to put the cap on water use back on the agenda. Says David Morris (pictured), the principal lawyer of the Environmental Defenders Office NT: "We should not raise the cap without scientific knowledge" of the reserve. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Tenders closed for complex on Melanka site

 

Tenders have closed for building a five storey apartment and business complex on the old Melanka site, reviving a project which the  Planning Minister at the time, Gerry McCarthy, announced in February, 2010 as a "$60 million mixed residential and tourist development". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alice, take charge of alcohol measures

Police are checking IDs at bottleshops. How this was any different or any better than the BDR’s ID checks, the cause of so many howls of execration, was never fully explained, writes HAL DUELL.

Artists tell it like it is

This is us, this is the way it is – that’s what Sally Mulda’s paintings of town camp life seem to say. Grog scenes abound and when I visit Tangentyere Artists studio where she paints, she is working on one, putting it aside, taking it up again. It shows a paddy wagon in the river and two policemen pouring out grog, while four disconsolate Aboriginal people walk away. But police aren’t always present, nor is grog. With the same kind of steady observation Mulda (pictured at work) shows the scenes of everyday sociability, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

Path with a story to read

 

The path leading to the Town Library had its baptism on Harmony Day, last Friday. The dousing with water of this latest piece of public art had more than a ritual significance, for the path is intended to come to life with rain. As we can wait a long time for a desert downpour, the process was hastened with a few sloshes of water.

 

Alcohol reference group: Dice seem loaded

 

 

 

The Alcohol Reference Group, announced by NT Minister for Alcohol Policy, Dave Tollner, and chaired by Mayor Damien Ryan, needs a majority of eight out of ten to recommend an initiative.

Tell the government what you want, Alison Anderson

 

 

Where is the dream? Where are the goals? Where’s the vision? What do you want delivered? These are the questions for Alison Anderson.

Dog baiter kills pets in rural area

At least four pet dogs have been killed by a dog baiter in Petrick and Chateau Roads in the Rangeview Estate rural residential area.

Bonanni's message to fellow councillors, town

 

 

 

Councillor and Deputy Mayor Elect Kylie Bonanni addressed her fellow councilors and the town in a media release this morning after sparks flew at the meeting on Monday.

Rubbernecks (we love you!) by numbers

 

 

Which has the greater number of staff in the tourist town of Alice Springs – the major visitor accommodation businesses or the hospital? The answer is surprising. But the quest goes on to tell the world about what we do best: Give people a great time in a superb place. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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