A Certificate II in Rural Operations will provide "real training for real employees in real jobs including installing fencing, repairing potholes, operating machinery, maintaining landfills, operating chainsaws, maintaining septic systems and participating in sustainable work practices. The picture shows Kasman Spencer (left) and Geoffrey Wilson repairing a push whipper snipper as part of the "small engines" unit at the Yuendumu training.
The desert community of Titjikala, south of Alice Springs, is the Northern Territory’s 2013 Tidy Towns Winner and now in the running for this year's Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Tidy Towns awards.
Sacred sites issues rear their heads from time to time, usually highlighting the black - white divide. It happened – absurdly – at the Mbantua Festival. Are we having a review of the Act? Should we? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Bess Price, the Minister responsible.
A representative from Deloittes Sydney (Lizzie Simpson) will be in Alice Springs on Tuesday, December 17 to explain her recommendations about residential builders insurance. The meeting will be at 4.30pm at a venue to be decided. The recommendations are due to go before Cabinet next year, writes Jamie de Brenni (pictured).
Sculptor Sia Cox’s exhibition Good Friends, recently shown at RAFT Artspace, was a wondrous survey of contemporary portraiture. A room of soft sculptures, in the form of puppets, figures and still life, celebrated the artist’s dearly held relationships with both family and friends. It was impossible not to be drawn into the multitude of emotions expressed both plainly and subtly by this eclectic gathering of characters and in a peculiar, yet intimate way to, at least for a moment, become a part of their world. LUKE SCHOLES reviews.
Alice Springs News Online arts writer Kieran Finnane is the recipient of the third annual award of The LOFTY, acknowledging “an individual who has made a significant and longstanding contribution to the creative culture of Alice Springs, by inspiring others, supporting their creative projects and helping to make it all happen in one way or another”.
Pictured: Kieran Finnane accepting her award from Adelaide via a Skype connection. Photo by OLIVER ECLIPSE.
"Centralian wasn’t a system where the staff taught and students learnt. Instead I found myself in an unfamiliar environment where opinions were shared and actually listened to." Year 12 graduate ISABELLA SAN ROQUE looks back at her experience of Centralian Senior College.
Veteran of Indigenous affairs in the Northern Territory, BOB BEADMAN, looks back on the issues arising in Indigenous policy over the last 50 years and questions its progress. "I remain slightly uncomfortable about talking about the lives of others," he writes, "but better me than yet another armchair expert from the eastern seaboard who has never spent serious time in the Northern Territory, let alone with Aboriginal people." This is the text version of his Eric Johnston lecture, presented at the Northern Territory Library on November 14 2013.
For a small town Alice Springs occupies a prominent place in the nation's nuclear debate: We're surrounded by uranium deposits. Our massive power consumption, driven by climatic conditions, suggests a low carbon emission source for electricity would be a good idea. That's the setting for the provocative film Pandora's Promise to be shown here on December 11. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE: Electricity cabling in a Brazilian slum.
The Icy Pole Treat, in its 40th year, is aiming to give every kid in Alice Springs, including the kids at the hospital and the town camps, a visit from Santa at Christmas time, write Ben Crawford and Steve Langdon, of the Apex Club Central Australia.
The Territory Government and the Tiwi Land Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding recognising their shared vision for economic development and jobs on the Tiwi Islands, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles. PHOTO: Mr Giles and Gibson Farmer Illortaminni, Chairman Tiwi Land Council.