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Surfie takes shortcut through Alice, stays, starts bus empire

 

Alan Passmore and a mate were on a surfing trip around Australia in 1990 and as you do when you're having fun, time got away from them.

Taking a shortcut though Alice to home "down south" he stayed, fells in love with the outback and started a bus company now spanning The Centre. PHOTO: Alan and his first bus.

The Hargrave case: Race in the dock

 

 

A murder trial in Alice Springs holds up a mirror to the town’s dealings with issues of race, and the inter-racial dynamics turn out to be not nearly as clearcut as might be expected, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

Will the NOs have it on skating in the mall?

Councillors are none the wiser, following last night’s committee meetings, about the circumstances of a skateboarder copping a hefty fine for failing to show proof of identity. Councillor Chansey Paech, who is championing a more inclusive approach towards skaters and cyclists in the CBD, asked for clarification from CEO Rex Mooney. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Also of interest: councillors considering a proposed Register of Pecuniary Interests;  financial reports disclosed in open.   

 

Pictured: Plenty of 'NO' signs at the entrance to the mall; no welcome sign.

 

Bright students to take a hit in government cut-backs

Specialist subjects will taught mostly online instead face to face by teachers of the Centralian Senior College, and its Centre for Excellence, of which the school and its students are hugely proud, will also take a hit from NT Government austerity program. COMMENT by ANNA MIERS.

 

Centre for Excellence students (pictured left to right): Jessie Cutts, Dylan Moffat and Willis Lee, and straight A student Lucy Blom.

Mbantua Festival future dreaming

Above: Women and children from Papunya. Below: Jessica Mauboy with fans.

 

“Follow your dreams, work hard, explore the world! Run with your goals, take the opportunities, you can do it!” All of the Mbantua Festival stars had the same message for their fans, particularly the adoring youngsters. From Aaron Pederson to Jessica Mauboy, they had their stories to tell of being one of “you mob” but of nurturing ambitions that have taken them out into the wider world. KIERAN FINNANE and ERWIN CHLANDA were there. 

 

VIDEO (click FULL STORY): Jessica Mauboy sings while ladies from Yuendumu and Laramba dance, in the festival where the worlds meet.

Government tourism promotion: value for money?

 

 

To gain an extra $1.8m in industry income, Tourism NT spent $25m. Value for money? PHOTO: Image of Ellery Big Hole from Tourism NT’s new “Do the NT” campaign. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

See also UPDATE 3pm.

Mall skater's $576 fine: is it fair?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did the town council act fairly when it gave Marco Formoso (pictured) a $576 fine? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Get serious with people on the dole: Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

Stop the dole for people in locations where jobs are available and recipients are failing to apply for them, says MLA for Namatjira, Alison Anderson (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Bush Mechanics fires on one cylinder

 

 

Bush Mechanics was a quirky, funny, cheeky, surprising and very successful TV show. The live spectacle based on it, expected to be one of the highlights of the Mbantua Festival, didn't live up to the legend. Story and pictures by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Giles 'rolled' by his own side

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

CLP Chief Minister Adam Giles’ leadership suffered a major blow when he was rolled by his own side amid Question Time chaos yesterday, writes Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie.

Crime scene investigators check every unlawful entry

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

Dedicated property crime investigators work closely with crime scene examiners to scrutinise every unlawful entry and use forensic evidence to target those responsible for this type of offending, writes Peter Malley, Detective Acting Superintendent.

Bungalow Song, the living past

 

 

 

The living past spoke to us last night.  It is there every day, held in the trees, the hills, the river but with Bungalow Song we heard its human voice, multiple human voices. Arrernte chant reached us as if on the wind through the trees. The priceless photographs and film footage – of individuals, men, women and children, of family groups, of ceremonial groups – taken at this very spot at the end of the nineteenth century was projected onto the tin roof of the Old Telegraph Station building in front of us. It was a riveting experience of the people and culture prevailing in this place before the ravages of European settlement. KIERAN FINNANE reviews. Photos by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

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