This is Dakota performing a "boneless hand varial" at the Alice Springs Skateboarding Titles: The skill of some skaters is exceeded only by the quirkiness of the names they give to their tricks. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
What we are doing best in Alice Springs is giving visitors a great time, and in that endeavour the grand champion is indisputably Brendan Heenan. Now 30 years old, his MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is a product of thinking big whilst the little things – such as Sunday morning pancakes for all – give it its charm. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Will Alison Anderson's antics stand in the way of the message from the Bush, calling for development, jobs, better infrastructure and most of all, individual rights, individual ownership and equality, regardless of race, a sense of equality and inclusion?
"Your shop can look like this." That's the message this giant photo aims to convey to potential lessees of the vacant shop at the Todd Mall entrance to the Alice Plaza Shopping Centre, according to its property manager, Tony Bowes.
A new School Attendance Policy adopted by the Central Desert Regional Council ensures that activities for school aged kids run by the Council on nights preceding school days are finished by no later than 8.30pm. It also mobilises council resources such as Night Patrol to help get kids home at night. And council will not support community events and sporting carnivals that interrupt school days.
After 30 years the Todd Tavern has shut its doors to the Monday Jam Nights of the Alice Springs Desert Music Club. But don't despair, the club is far from over, merely taking a short break, with plans to restart mid-May at the Memo Club!
Defence lawyers’ questioning seeks to cast doubt on eye-witness evidence; as a by-product they paint a revealing picture of prodigious drinking going on in our midst. The time of the day is reckoned by the time of the bottleshop opening and closing; the time with family remembered, at least in part, by the grog shared with them and the arguments and fighting that can follow. KIERAN FINNANE reports from the Alice Springs Magistrates Court and reproduces recent sentencing remarks by CHIEF JUSTICE TREVOR RILEY in the Supreme Court.
"Clontarf makes me come to school more, keeps me out of trouble," says Jordan Khan, from the Clontarf Academy at Centralian College. He and fellow students Elisiah Wasaga and Dereece Hanley-Satour are being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stuart to attend a "fun packed learning experience" in Adelaide, run by the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke to the three young men.
The desert community of Titjikala south of Alice Springs last night won the national Heritage and Culture section of the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards 2014. The award was picked up by community members including CEO Jeff MacLeod, and Sid Anderson (pictured), president of MacDonnell Regional Council, at the presentation ceremony in Victor Harbor, SA, last night.
PICTURED (from left) are Jeff Macleod, CEO MacDonnell Regional Council; Peter McLean, CEO Keep Australia Beautiful, Sid Anderson, President, MacDonnell Regional Council; Darren Wilyuka, Civil Works Assistant, Titjikala; Heimo Schober, Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT) and Kevin Moneymoon, Civil Works Assistant, Titjikala.