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Issue 14

Unpackers call it for Alice Prize

 

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).

Tiger flights chop out of the blue

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.

Munching concrete

 

 

 

 

"It chews concrete," says Andy Lyons whose company, North Concrete, owns this machine.

Bicycle riding and narcissism

 

 

 

I once bought a Jeep with leather seats just to impress a man. It worked. But not for long.

Alice mountain bike classic attracts 200 competitors

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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.

Law enforcement leads changes to CBD

 

 

 

Location, location, location. I think that real estate mantra sums up why the former video shop then Government’s Alcohol Courts opposite Billy Goat Hill will not be converted into a Supreme Court.

We need to spend more, not less, to get out of the slump

 

 

 

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.

Should their parents, carers be prosecuted?

 

 

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.

Federal cuts spell end to local film society

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

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,

Secretary, Wanngardi Film Society.

Two new supreme courts, no expenses spared

 

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.

My sister was killed, allegedly in an alcohol fueled incident

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Yesterday I woke to a phone call telling me my sister had been killed. I am devastated, writes Bess Price (pictured), MLA for Stuart.

Why Alice Springs' own ocean beach is doing so well

When looking at wealth creation and managing lifestyle, the score cards of Alice Springs and Streaky Bay are vastly different. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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