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Electricity prices coming down: Tollner

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Territorians will pay less for their power with today's axing of Labor's Carbon Tax, writes Treasurer Dave Tollner (pictured).

 

Artists bring landscape into Alice Plaza

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A mural in the Namatjira tradition will soon grace a wall inside the Alice Plaza and is bound to become a drawcard for art lovers and tourists. Work began yesterday with Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists Peter Taylor and Mervyn Rubuntja outlining the scaled-up forms of a landscape painted by Taylor. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Global travellers meet at the crossroads of the world

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Where does a man walking around the world meet another one doing the same thing on a bicycle? In Todd Mall, Alice Springs, of course. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PICTURED: Pushkar Shah (left) and Nicolas Queune in Todd Mall yesterday.

 

Council to NTG: hands off our public holidays

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Alice Springs could not afford to lose the May Day, Queen’s Birthday and Picnic Day public holidays: the community events that are held on all three are essential to the town’s economic and cultural life. So say the Town Councillors who last night voted to write to the NT Government to express this view. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Necks tucked in on Racial Discrimination Act

p2128-Race-post-frThe culture divide on the Town Council was clear last night when the majority voted down Councillor Chansey Paech’s motion on the Federal Government’s mooted changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Culture, people appealed to event organiser

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The range of activities available and "the diversity of cultures and people" were what Vanessa Fleming-Baillie (pictured) found very appealing in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

30,000 Territorians not on the electoral roll

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

According to ABS estimated population figures there are about 30,000 Territorians who are not on the electoral roll, writes Iain Loganathan, NT Electoral Commissioner.

 

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: Unhappy with TV interview about Harold Liddle and Wanting to help accident victims.

 

Buffel, the canetoad of the plant world

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Is buffel the botanical canetoad, only worse? Will it displace our iconic wildflowers such as the perennial daisy (pictured)? That's the question PETER LATZ is raising. Central Australia's most prominent botanist, widely published, gives a troubling account of short-sightedness and government incompetence – and a glimmer of hope.

Carbon farming for Top End, not The Centre as yet

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The national headoffice of the Aboriginal Carbon Fund (ACF) is located in Alice Springs but benefits from the initiative to The Centre are some way off. The main method for making money through carbon farming is savannah burning but at the moment there is no corresponding scheme for rangelands. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PLEASE NOTE changes to this post made at 11am on Wednesday, July 16.

Government shifts from media minding to media monstering

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PHOTO: Business event planners from around Australia taking part in a mini Henley on Todd organised by Rotary competing in bottomless boats against the Drum Atweme kids on a glorious winter's day at the famous Telegraph Station. (Redacted.)

White Gums: new plans for rural suburb

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The Brown family at White Gums, in the south-western corner of the Alice Springs municipality, is having its fourth shot at an ambitions real estate development. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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