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Issue 49

Will Rolfe trial move to Darwin? No answer yet.

By KIERAN FINNANE Zachary Rolfe, the police officer accused of the murder of Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu on 9 November 2019, today applied to...

A touch of light: fast food and yellow wings

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam Backlit by the sun, underwings flaring a bright yellow, they felt strangely like the budgerigar equivalent of the insect...

Skating enterprise wins award for its contribution to youth

Spinifex Skateboards – homegrown in the Eastern Arrernte community of Ltyente Apurte (Santa Teresa) and launched in Alice Springs in July – has capped...

Council goes to water on Willshire Street

By KIERAN FINNANE A majority of councillors last night voted to take no further action on the renaming of Willshire Street. This comes six months...

‘Escalate’ to a meaningless curfew: Town Council

By KIERAN FINNANE The Town Council last night voted unanimously to back escalated measures by government to counteract antisocial and criminal behaviour, including a possible...

And now it’s more than a bunch of grapes

By ERWIN CHLANDA UPDATE December 10, 00:21am: A JobSeeker saying "no" to a job offer. When it comes to hardy perennials in Central Australian journalism, right...

Judging the Portrait of a Senior Territorian

By KIERAN FINNANE We walked into the room together, artists Marlene Rubuntja, Chips Mackinolty and me, an arts writer, the three of us judges of...

Sweetcorn, a mate for life

By GEOFF MIERS Sweetcorn doesn't last long after harvesting so grow your own and love it fresh. Mary Blaiklock's (pictured at top) followed this rule for...

The patient in the next bed may be in chains

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Alice Springs prison, which has a capacity of about 600 inmates, has a section where prisoners can receive medical attention. Trouble is,...

The Caledon Bay murders: Frontier blood

By JOHN P McD SMITH In 1933 five Japanese trepangers had been killed by Aborigines in the Caledon Bay district of Arnhem Land after taking...

LETTER: Alice Springs may move closer to a healthy aviation market, says Conlan

Once some major boxes are ticked, Alice Springs is one step closer to having a healthy and competitive aviation market, writes Matt Conlan,

Minister for Tourism and Major Events

LETTER: Plenty in store for The Centre, writes Lambley

Central Australians have several projects to look forward to in 2013, writes Deputy Chief Minister Robyn Lambley.

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