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Latz honoured as NT's top landcarer




Long before the term 'landcare' was coined in the 1990s, Peter Latz had dedicated himself to doing just that.

Grog plan: No dissent, some scepticism




The 'right to drinkers' stayed away in droves: at last night's small public meeting on the draft Alice Springs Alcohol Management Plan no voice was raised in protest about ongoing restrictions on takeaway grog purchases, nor about what amounts to a targeting of Aboriginal drinkers with the so-called 'POSIs'. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Derailment halts trains between Adelaide and Darwin

A derailment 30 km north of Marla in South Australia’s Outback, may delay train services "slightly".


Not all is sweet in bush bakery




Cakes in Yuendumu, too wicked for some. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Tiny, tidy desert town to fly flag for Territory



Western Desert town set to shine in national awards.


Town's treasures to see the light of day




... and displayed in pop-up shops, will help town council efforts to re-vitalise the Mall. Painting by Billy Benn Perrurle, Arteyerre 2006.


Mother, daughter, rise in mainstream politics




NT Minister Bess Price conducts the swearing in of daughter Jacinta as an Alice Springs Town Council elected member. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Mayor and Deputy at odds over dump



Keep the transfer station but move the dump, says Cr Steve Brown. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: View into the Ilparpa Valley across the landfill (before the construction of the transfer station) and part the sewage ponds, from the eastern side of The Gap.

Sharp drops in alcohol sales, booze related violence



Dramatic reductions in alcohol consumption and alcohol related family violence assaults are likely to feature prominently in next week’s public meeting about control measures in the next two years. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Tipping out alcohol when the Congress Shop surrendered its liquor licence in 1990.


Catholics fire new broadside at Giles over fracking



The social licence to frack for gas promised by the NT government will not be earned by using more taxpayer’s money to overstate the short term benefits, minimise the risks of fracking and ignore renewable energy options, writes the Catholic Social Justice Awareness Group, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish.


Little new in the booze plan




Apart from a name change, more of the same seems to be the tenor of the Alice Springs Draft Alcohol Management Plan released yesterday, a year and a half in the making. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Kessings want land comments re-opened




Bob and Kaye Kessing (pictured) are asking that the subdivision proposal for land they previously owned should be put out afresh for public comment.


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