Make 2016 your year to get involved in your local arts scene, go to shows, watch plays, listen to community radio, support your friends and your neighbours and just get amongst it, writes LAURIE MAY (pictured).
Five years and $2.3m of taxpayers' money later, and the Federal Government will give no details of the benefits of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP). ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE from the New York marathon last month.
Why our best cattle are going south and how bolstering the use of a local abattoir could prime local beef on our table. Veteran pastoralist Garry Dann (pictured) says it's time to take the bull by the horns in 2016. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
After a four-month operation local detectives have dismantled an elaborate criminal network involved in trafficking ecstasy, ice, steroids and testosterone from South Australia to Alice Springs, according to a police media release today.
The Mbantua Festival, its financial fiasco notwithstanding, did much to inspire the drive for an indigenous cultural centre in Alice Springs. But someone has to unravel the bickering surrounding the project, as well as other issues in the too hard basket, including the Uniting Church residential development and town square concept in the Mall. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.
There will be no Indigenous cultural centre in Alice Springs unless the people whose culture it celebrates come to an agreement about it. So say Alice Springs News Online commentators and Deputy Mayor Steve Brown. Meanwhile the Art Gallery of South Australia (pictured) is making the most from Central Australian art. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
While talk about an Aboriginal cultural centre in Alice Springs remains just that – talk, unless we are all being kept in the dark – and the Town Council is moving to instead plonk a multi-storey car park on the choicest piece of land in the town's centre, Aboriginal artists from The Centre are the talk of the Australian art world. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
There are 113 vacant public homes and Alice Springs while 612 applicants are waiting up to 93 months – that's seven years and eight months – to move in. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Boarded-up public housing in Alice Springs.