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Anger with out-of-control kids: council needs to step up

 

Cr Glen Auricht is “fearful that these children are going to be injured by angry people”, that “these kids would be killed”. Cooler heads on council want to act on a resolution of 2017, and meanwhile CCTV proliferates (photo) and the problems remain. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Locked-in senior scores some runs

 

 

Have a string of actions taken about the property of Alan Viegas, 82, involuntary resident of the Old Timers Flynn Lodge, been under legislation that has been revoked? He has now regained control over his money, a past carer and campaigner for his rights discloses. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Questions arose in this office when the daughter of Mr Viegas was on the speaker phone.

Finocchiaro targets grandstand, pets and booze

 

 

Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro raises questions about the economy and population decline as 2020 Parliamentary sittings start.

Man robbed, but wait, there's so much more on FB

A local Facebook site ranges from benign neighbourhood watch stuff to encouragement of violent vigilante action. And what does the dagger at the top of the site signify? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Between the sun and the moon, the spirit of David Nixon

 

 

David Nixon, much loved family man, friend of many and Central Australian film-maker of great gifts,  was remembered and farewelled at the Ilparpa clay pans on Saturday, as he had asked.

Yirara College: Just seven laptops for up to 30 students

 

 

Teacher resigns over inadequate IT equipment for Yirara College students. "While I lobbied in vain for the most basic classroom student computers, Yirara bought a high-tech plug-and-ray laser engraver (pictured) that reportedly cost close to $25,000," writes teacher Ralph Folds. Principal Chris England responds.

Brief moment of hope for locked in senior

 

 

Alan Viegas enjoyed a few minutes of freedom this morning. Then the doors slammed shut behind him and he is again locked in, against his clearly expressed will, in the Flynn Lodge, part of the iconic Old Timers Home in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA report. Photo: Mr Viegas serving a legal document on the Old Timers manager, Anoop Thomas.

New Opposition Leader: Crime was the main topic

 

 

 

In a lightning visit to Alice Springs today the new Leader of the Opposition, Lia Finocchiaro, met mostly with business people and talked almost exclusively about crime. She spoke exclusively with Alice Springs News editor ERWIN CHLANDA.

Getting bogged trying to fix phones

 

Ampilatwatja and surrounding communities north of Alice Springs are without phone service and every time technicians try to fix it they get bogged on the recently flooded Sandover Highway. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Thursday 1.30pm: The locals can’t use their cards to buy food so the shop is providing breakfast.

Family style approach to help troubled children

Territory Families has a new program for young people in state care who "require intensive services to support their return to family, attend school, access health and social activities such as sports, or transition into kinship or foster care". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Uranium in water at three times the safe level: Claim

 

 

Drinking water containing uranium at the rate of up to three times the safe level is used in several Central Australian communities, according to the environmental group, Friends of the Earth Australia. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Kaytetye woman Jean Pepperill in final year of medicine

 

 

"I never thought I’d be able to do my entire medical degree in the Territory, let alone spend so much time in Alice Springs," says the Barrow Creek-born woman. Report by AMELIA SKACZKOWSKI. 

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