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Cattle prices high again at today's Alice auction

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Bullocks went for up to $1600 a head, says stock agent Jock McPherson. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Donations to Salvos stay in town – and then some

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The Red Shield appeal is the Salvation Army's big fundraiser, says Captain McGifford pictured with salesperson Letetia Berends in the Thrift Shop this morning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Minister Vowles 'sucks up' to fracking bosses

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We don’t want to lose the best of our Territory lifestyle, tourism and outback industries because we peg false hopes on risky fracking, writes Naomi Hogan (pictured), Lock the Gate NT coordinator.

 

Labor's mixed messages on fracking

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Katherine's Labor MLA Sandra Nelson (pictured) scored a narrow win on anti-fracking preferences. Now she has to toe Michael Gunner's apparent pro-fracking line, writes Bruce Francais, of Katherine.

 

Mum to represent Alice at world triathlon meet

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Kate McIntyre (pictured) needs $8000 but having overcome depression and being hopeless at sport, it ain't going to be a problem, she reckons. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

The gaolers and the gaoled: new exhibition

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What’s it like to be in gaol? What’s it like to be the gaoler?  How is it that, in a town that has destroyed much of its built heritage, we saved a gaol ? A new exhibition explores answers to these questions and more. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Council: one third of budget still unspent

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Council’s financial performance came under close scrutiny during last night's meeting, principally by Councillor Eli Melky. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Councillor fumes over power station job losses

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UPDATE 7pm May 16:

Making the most of The Rock challenge

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The Ayers Rock Resort has flipped the tourism card but Alice can make it work, says industry leader Dale McIver (pictured at Uluru).

 

Dick Kimber: premier scholar of Central Australia

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His contributions in the fields of ethnography, history, the deep past, linguistics, rock art, and contemporary Aboriginal art were recently acknowledged and celebrated by scholars in all these fields and others who have known Mr Kimber professionally and personally. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Supreme Court – the inside story

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How should the community interpret the attention to its needs in the interior spaces of the new Supreme Court building? asks KIERAN FINNANE.

 

Court placing itself above the community?

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"Any such impression would be entirely mistaken," said Chief Justice Michael Grant, presiding over the ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court that inaugurated its new Alice Springs facilities today. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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