Unpackers, community volunteers all, have chosen their winning work from a field of 65 for this year's Alice Prize, a national prize for contemporary art. History by Faridah Cameron from Tasmania, is their pick, a "jaw-dropping" acrylic painting, especially when viewed up close, they say. The official winner will be announced at the opening this Friday (May 9).
The announcement that Tiger flights to Alice Springs will cease again came out of the blue, and follows Tourism NT spending about $700,000 in the past 12 months promoting holidays in Central Australia with Tigerair. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Close to 200 riders have already signed up for the award-winning Ingkerreke Commercial mountain bike Enduro from May 19 to 23, with all states represented, writes Communications Manager Erica Naughtin.
Infrastructure for future Alice. Some may argue, as indeed they have, that it is not the time for what appears to be lavish spending on infrastructure such as the proposed new court houses. I would argue that exactly the opposite, comments Steve Brown.
An experienced local youth worker, Matty Day, says there may well be children in Alice Springs who are denied the necessities of life by their parents or carers – a criminal offence. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Wanngardi Film Society has been showing classic films under the stars to the Alice Springs community for over 20 years. This is about to end with Federal budget cuts to the funding for the lending service of the National Film and Sound Archive, writes ROGER THOMPSON,
The NT Government endlessly gripes about the debt left to it by its Labor predecessor. Why is it now seeking tenders for two new supreme courts, no expenses spared? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The mothballed court house (pictured) corner Railway and Stott Terraces is unlikely to be used.