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Licensing red tape cut, council told

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Good-bye NT Licensing Commission, hello Director-General of Licensing, and back to the drawing board for the cemetery chapel (drawing at left): The town council got food for thought at last night's meeting. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Impu to spend at least 14 years in prison

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Bruce Impu (pictured), who pleaded guilty to eight counts of rape at gunpoint of two European tourists in Alice Springs in 2012, was today sentenced to 15 years with 12 year non-parole period. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

NT fracking regulations 'Australia's weakest'

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The NT system of regulating fracking needs a complete overhaul and the government is yet to take any steps to remedy these shambolic laws, writes David Morris (pictured), from the Environmental Defenders Office NT.

Get tough with unruly students: Former Yirara staff

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A former Yirara staff member says double standards applied by management to the 14 house parents often causes bad blood. By ERWIN CHLANDA. IMAGE from the Yirara College website.

 

No room on plane for local Member

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It was mean-spirited of the Chief Minister Adam Giles to refuse me a seat on his taxpayer-funded charter flight to my home town of Tennant Creek to attend the commencement of the re-enactment of the Borella Ride, writes Gerry McCarthy, Member for Barkly.

Bring back first home grant: Real estate agent

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A prominent Alice Springs real estate agent, Justin O'Brien (pictured), says the NT Government should reinstate the first home owners grant for existing homes. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Yirara: Rebellion and failure or meeting a challenge?

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Two teachers who worked at Yirara last year gave an alarming account of students' behaviour and poor results to Editor ERWIN CHLANDA for an exclusive report. It also looks at the effect of the scandalously inadequate primary school education many students receive in the bush before they are sent to the residential college in Alice Springs.

 

Neglected past to get a bright future

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Living in a sanctuary amongst sculptures by one of your favourite artists sounds idyllic for any art and nature fan, but the challenges in one mysterious corner of Alice Springs are anything but. ANDREA JOHNSTON reports from the Pitchi Richi sanctuary.

 

Searching for Kurlpulunu

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"Engineer Jack he told us that the plant played a big part in Yapa mythology and that the dreaming connected to it involved a big bird (“as big as an aeroplane”) that caused the death of dingoes." PETER LATZ, author and botanist, continues his account of adventures in the bush with traditional owners.

Police raid third drug lab in Alice suburb

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Police say they discovered an "active illicit drug laboratory" when they raided a residential property in Gillen yesterday. PHOTO supplied by police. SEE UPDATE Thursday 2:30pm.

 

Real estate market 'crashing and burning'

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The real estate market is "crashing and burning" at least in part because of the NT Government's restriction of its grants for new home buyers to new dwellings. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. ABOVE: A scene from the boom times.

 

Being with Uluru: a God inside

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"A meditative and mindful experience is about being in the moment, aware of the surroundings but not being judgemental about them." It may be a new way of travel, reports I-LING CHEN, a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland (pictured).

 

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