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El Niño and flooding in The Alice



2016 is markedly similar to 1986 when high temperatures continued into March and April, and a weather front saturated the Centre at the beginning of July. Special report by ALEX NELSON. Photo: The Todd River in flow seen from from Meyers Hill in May 1993.


Chinese supermodels knee-deep in buffel grass




Nature Territory? Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.


30 years as headmaster in private school boom




Chris Tudor (pictured with students) came for three years and stayed for 30 to lead St Philip's College. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Vast groundwater discovery by Arafura Resources




Water exploration by Arafura Resources has identified a number of “highly productive” groundwater basins stretching from Aileron on the Stuart Highway all the way to the West Australian border. KIERAN FINNANE reports.


Hospital is approaching use-by date: Lambley




It should be replaced by 2030 and private enterprise should be part of it – or all of it. The Google Earth shot is not recent enough to include the new emergency department. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


'A free-for-all in illegal business activities'



Minister must act on misuse of residential land in the farm area, says Robyn Lambley (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.


Is there a need for a youth curfew?




The buildings are there but no clear plans how to use them for dealing with out-of-control young people, writes PETER CAIN, Barkly Youth Services CEO. Facebook picture from CCTV footage of vandalising a Tennant Creek store.


No arrests yet for Anzac Hill attack



No arrests have yet been made over an incident that saw a security guard hospitalised in an attack by a 30-strong group in the early hours of Saturday atop Anzac Hill. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Facebook photo.


UPDATE, 27 April 2016, 12.15pm: Assailants were adults – police. 

TV series: community life beyond the stereotypes




It was standing room only at Witchetty’s for last Friday’s preview screening of Our Place, the flagship drama series for ICTV, set in Amoonguna with an all local cast. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

Road ahead not clear for owner-operators

p2324-road-train-trip-6Would the return of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal be a blow to the outback can-do attitude so convincingly embodied by Grant Petrick? A 3000 km round trip as the co-driver of his 135 tonne cattle carrying rig gave me time to ponder that question, writes ERWIN CHLANDA.

Alice stages huge Anzac march



Veterans from several wars were leading the parade this morning. About 1000 people, including children and teenagers marched, as well as Australian and US military personnel. They were watched by a large crowd in the mall and along the Todd as they made their way to the RSL. See our extensive photo coverage by ERWIN CHLANDA.


Developments today are the heritage of tomorrow




With the title Rediscovering the Alice, I was expecting a film unearthing some forgotten corner of the town’s past. I was in for a surprise and I expect most of the Heritage Festival audience were too. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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