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When grown persons become kids. No worries.

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It's not useful to be mad to take part in the Henley on Todd. It's obligatory. ERWIN CHLANDA videoed the proof. PHOTO: Close quarter combat in the battle boats. WATCH THE VIDEO.

24/7 youth centre push continues but no location yet

2570 24:7 centre crowd SMp1913brownsteveThe group called This Way, aiming to set up a 24/7 youth centre, is promoting the concept, and gauging public views, talking to the community "from the Prime Minister down," says member Steve Brown (at right).  However, a suitable location is still elusive.

Yirara College silent on report of student hurt in big brawl

Yirara College is not responding to requests for information but police say they had reports of a "large disturbance". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gallery business case far from 'well underway'

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Two years in power, the government is only just seeking tenders for making a business case for a project Michael Gunner inherited from his CLP predecessor. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 4.50pm: The tender requirements are for ANZC Hill precinct, in direct contradiction to assurances by government official Scott Lovett two days ago that no decision on the site for the gallery has been made.

 

UPDATE August 20, 6.30pm:

The Opposition says this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an iconic national landmark; "We would expect that the Labor government communicated the full details of the proposal to the community, prior to making a decision on the location for the gallery."

NBN: Higher cost for less speed in Lingiari

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Lingiari customers could pay 44% more than someone in the city for the same 50 Mbps speed under the new NBN plan, writes Warren Snowdon (pictured), MHR for Lingiari.

COGSO: Still waiting to be heard

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Nigel Scullion and the Federal government remain deaf to the pleas from more than half of remote students who are hearing impaired, writes Tabby Fudge (pictured), president of the NT Council of Government School Organisations.

Gallery at ANZAC Oval decision has not been made

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It's the government's preference but remains an open question subject to public feedback, says senior official Scott Lovett in an address to the Rotary Club of Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The service club's president, Michael Potts, is flanked by guest speakers Mr Lovett (at right in the photo) and James Christian, from the Cattlemen's Association.

Lambley gets hype not dollars on gallery

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Michael Gunner gives no details to the Araluen Member where "this huge amount of money" will come from. "Can you guarantee the people of Alice Springs that the national Indigenous art gallery and national Indigenous cultural centre will proceed?" she asked. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Chin up, says tourism pioneer: Go and sell it

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There are no grounds for pessimism in the tourism industry, says Keith Castle (pictured): "The friendly people, the hospitality, the natural beauty – they're all still here." ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Coniston Massacre remembered

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We draw attention to these tragic events, 90 years after they occurred, by highlighting a series of reports by outstanding historian of The Centre, Dick Kimber. IMAGE: A painting courtesy of National Museum Australia by M. Joseph between 1974 and 1977 when she was a student at Yirara College.

Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership

p2550 ASTC Banks & Ryan SMThe Mayor and the CEO, far from helping council to move on, have  introduced new levels of scrutiny at a time when three councillors are already feeling under demoralising pressure from Codes of Conduct complaints. They also allowed last week’s civic reception of the Prime Minister to be politicised, giving over its organisation, including invitation list, to Senator Nigel Scullion in tandem with Cr Jacinta Price, while council picked up the tab. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

UPDATE, 2.30pm, 15 August 2018: Catering cost and invitation list, including some media, excluding others.

UPDATE, 2.30pm, 16 August 2018:The media section of the Office of the Prime Minister expressed regret to have inadvertently omitted our email address from its media alert.

Thumbs down for dongas depot at Ilparpa

A well informed source is saying the Development Consent Authority has determined to refuse the application for the controversial project.

 

UPDATE 4pm: It's official.

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