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Car from rainy Holland heads up sun powered race

The Dutch Nuon Solar Team from the Delft University of Technology was the first through Kulgera today at 12:53pm, 20 minutes ahead of the Tokai University entrant, from  Japan. Late yesterday afternoon entrants made camp at Traeger Park in Alice Springs (pictured), doing some urgent repairs and soaking up the day's last sunrays to top up their batteries.

Expensive by-election, date set

The date has been set for the by-election to replace former Alice Springs Town Councillor Geoff Booth.

Spirit is fine but there needs to be fun

 

 

The 10 year slide in tourism numbers has been stopped and the Do The NT campaign will add fun and adventure to the mix. PHOTO from new TV commercial, at Ayers Rock (Uluru). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Imparja board gets legal advice on CEO after escort agency bid

 

 

The Aboriginal owned TV station Imparja in Alice Springs is seeking legal advice on "the personal business activities" of Imparja CEO Alistair Feehan (pictured) according Chairman Michael Griffin. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Frampton New Homes: the dream breaker

People under the illusion that our regulatory authorities would finally provide justice in the Frampton New Homes scandal, now have their answer. As no further legal action is under way – so far as we know – the story can be told. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The Alice Springs News front page photo on March 18, 2010. Mrs Abboot was pregnant at the time and they now have six children. They were forced to sell the house.

 

UPDATED 4:05 pm – see bottom of the report.

The social value of art in desert communities

Desert Mob, now in its 23rd consecutive year, is Central Australia’s leading art exhibition claiming national and even international attention. But if you were been looking for an exploration of the work on its walls, of formal practice and aesthetic choices, then the Desert Mob Symposium (last September 6), was not the place to find it. Titled Faces, Places, Spaces it was not immediately concerned with the exhibition, but with art production as a socially valuable activity. ANNA GEORGIA MACKAY reflects upon the day. Pictured: Ngamaru Bidu, Nola Taylor, Muuki Taylor and Gabrielle Sullivan during the Martumili Artists presentation.

Open speed limit: more 'secret' reports

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The public deserves to know the contents of secret reports the open speed limit, writes Gerry McCarthy, Shadow Minister for Transport.

Dirt kart nationals big win for Alice

Alice Springs now has two Australian dirt kart champions, but the big winner at the national titles was clearly the town. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alice builders still livid about insurance for home buyers

 

 

 

 

 

The government has replaced a home buyers’ insurance with no home buyers’ insurance. This is the main beef of more than 50 small builders and “subbies” in Alice Springs who are still at loggerheads with their representative body, the Master Builders NT, over the new fidelity scheme, set up to protect consumers.

PHOTO: Painter Kodie Bennett working on the extensions to the Old Timers Village yesterday.

Visit to Alice Springs by Bushtracker Owners Group

 

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

During September more than 100 Bushtracker Caravans converging on Alice Springs and District.

Ambush of delightful silliness

 

 

Most days after 5pm Todd Mall is largely deserted. Not yesterday though ...

Cr Kudrenko puts poverty and disadvantage on council agenda

 

Far from addressing matters to do with the recent activities of Geoff Booth, the only question from the public put to councillors last Monday was about how council could address “the underlying causes of poverty and disadvantage in our community”. The questioner said it would be a “win-win” way of tackling anti-social behaviour and wanted to know what vision Councillor Jade Kudrenko (pictured) had for council’s role.  KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

 

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