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Pandemic starts to show in drop of tourism spend

By ERWIN CHLANDA The onset of the pandemic is showing up in these figures for years ending in June, supplied by Tourism Research Australia (TRA)...

The weapon police cannot find is sometimes a car

p2177-Erwin-hit&run-TennSMSloppy procedures in transferring ownership of cars are an obstacle to investigations of serious crimes, including hit and run which is endemic in the NT and carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail. ERWIN CHLANDA reports – partly from his own experience as a victim. PHOTO: Police searching crime scene of fatal hit and run near Tennant Creek. (Pic courtesy NT Police.)

A climate of local opportunity for 2015

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2014 was the hottest year on record and 2015 is likely to trump it. Despite this, the NT government remains committed to its economic agenda but is failing to recognise the signs of the times. COMMENT by JIMMY COCKING (pictured with TV personality Tanya Ha).

Learning from the hunter-gatherers

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Jim encouraged Jacob and his mates to make him a traditional kangaroo-skin waterbag. This was a unique object, one which I had never seen before and in fact before that time, didn’t even know existed. Botanist and author PETER LATZ continues his account of adventures in the bush with traditional owners.

More bike, car places in the 40th Finke

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The Tatts Finke Desert Race 2015 will have 110 places in the car section and 600 places in the bike section, writes Antony Yoffa, President. PHOTO: Last year's winners, Victorians Ian and Shannon Rentsch.

Inspiration from the roads of a big country

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There's one thing we're doing exceptionally well: Having a great time with mates. Time to apply that fabulous gift to our tourism industry, in our country of sunsets and wide open spaces, recommends ERWIN CHLANDA, from a trip half way around Oz. PHOTO: Sunset on the Barkly Tableland, ahead of big storms.

Keep MVR open, says Opposition

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The Government is closing the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) in the last week of the year, from Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 December, and as a result shutting down car sales for local traders, writes Natasha Fyles
Shadow Minister for Government Accountability.

 

Local firms short-changed by government: councillor

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An Alice Springs Town Councillor and CLP supporter has hit out at government-sanctioned practices which disadvantage local businesses tendering for public works. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Dining like kings with a bushman of high degree

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To get to the Wessels we managed to hitch a lift on the barge that carried supplies to settlements further to the east. As soon as we had finished transferring our gear from the barge to shore, on our two dinghies, Tiger patrolled the beach with his spear. Within ten minutes had had procured our lunch, spearing two nice big fish. PETER LATZ, botanist and author, continues his account of adventures in the bush with traditional owners.

 

Crime again where it was when CLP came to power

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The NT Police Crime Statistics ending October 2014 reveal that it has taken no less than 797 days for the CLP Government to get violent crime down to around the same levels they inherited them in 2012, a far cry from their promise to reduce crime by 10 percent each year, writes Lynne Walker, Shadow Minister for Police.

 

Alice's Anna Miers tops the Territory

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The Territory's top scoring NTCET student is Anna Miers, from the Centralian Senior College, and four students (pictured) from St Philip's College made it into the NT's Top 20.

 

Melanka building would obscure unequalled backdrop

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The Committee of Heritage Alice Springs Inc. has deep concerns about the proposed development of an eight-storey building at the former Melanka Lodge site.

 

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