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Issue 37

A touch of light: the tireless energy of ants

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam Ants seem to be everywhere. There are two pesky species of black ant at our place – one...

‘We have lost control of the CBD’: Mayor

By KIERAN FINNANE Parrtjima withdrawing its events from the CBD needs to “get a reaction” from the Department of the Chief Minister (DCM),  the reinstated...

Risk of impaling, says reader

Alice Springs News reader Paul Lewis says he goes to Albrecht oval early in the mornings to take the dog. "This photo shows part of...

Southern half of the NT: Chansey Paech is the go-to

By ERWIN CHLANDA New NT Government Minister Chansey Paech says the election has made it clear there is no majority opposition to building the national...

A painter’s painter turns her eye on Hermannsburg

By KIERAN FINNANE On entering the gallery showing Neridah Stockley’s Hermannsburg & Paint there is an impression of a lost city, laid bare by a...

Becoming more than a quarry

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Iron Boomerang project, which aims at exporting steel instead of iron ore and coal, using an east-west railway running through the...

A touch of light: sublime Centralian Spring

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam  The country is slowly waking up after varying degrees of winter dormancy and death of course. After three...

Pipeline: Is Adam Giles loyal to NSW or the NT?

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Adam Giles is offering Territory gas to NSW where fracking is a political liability, says the Arid Lands Environment Centre. Yet 90% of the NT land mass relies on groundwater for its survival. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alice tour firm wins awards in difficult times

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A tour company battling a 25% downturn of its business in the wake of the Tiger Airlines withdrawal wins a string of industry awards. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Stories told in jetty plaques

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The Streaky Bay Jetty Pool committee is focussed not just on creating a safe environment for swimmers, but has come up with a quirky attraction. By RAE BREWSTER, Correspondent in Streaky Bay, the closest beach to Alice Springs.

 

Town council canes Chief Minister – twice

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The town council last night unanimously opposed the sale of the Territory Insurance Office (TIO), proposed by Chief Minister Adam Giles, and rejected several of his proposals for local government reform. TIO's generous flood insurance is likely to be lost.ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The Gap, looking north-east towards the town, in the 1988 floods. By Hans Boessem.

 

Lawrie calls for support of petition against TIO sale

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I invite  Territorians to join the fight against the CLP Government selling TIO, writes Delia Lawrie, Leader of the Opposition.

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