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Showing movies where there’s no cinema

By JULIUS DENNIS "Creating high quality cinematic experiences in places that don't have cinemas, or are hundreds and hundreds of kilometres away from cinemas." That's...

Jimmy Cocking: Council not an ideological pedestal

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"I will not support cheap political smear campaigns, political bullying or the politics of division. Real success comes through hard work, truth, honesty and integrity of dealings," writes mayoral candidate Jimmy Cocking. He is pictured with partner Karine Trembley, mother Annette Cocking and son Louka Cocking.

 

Ryan runs on infrastructure boost, financial responsibility

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On the minus side are long delays with flood mitigation measures (although the Alice Springs News Online now has new information on this critical issue, see FULL STORY). ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Mayor Ryan who is pictured with Jenny Barr at Sunday's market. The how-to-vote cards on the table are Mayor Ryan's and those of candidate Joshua “Burgs” Burgoyne, his future son-in-law.

 

Lambley wants ALP probed on Dan Murphy's

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She will put Labor's dealings with the liquor giant Dan Murphy's before the Political Donations Inquiry and the new Independent Commission Against Corruption, writes Robyn Lambley (pictured), Independent Member for Araluen.

 

Politely passionate: council candidates front invited guests

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No gloves came off at the only public forum assembling all candidates in the local government election, but the word 'passionate' was worn threadbare. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Thousands of voters miss out on last week of campaign 

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Early polling  is likely to favour incumbents and high profile candidates over the fresh faces coming forward, some of whom are highly credible candidates. KIERAN FINNANE comments. PLUS see inside for links to our coverage of the campaign to date. 

Batchelor Institute in turmoil: Leak

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A leaked Batchelor Institute memo raises fears about job losses and its reputation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Students pictured at a graduation ceremony in Alice Springs three years ago.

 

Surprising conservative on council: Jacinta Price

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This confident, articulate and talented woman on the national stage has taken a low profile in the Town Council and consistently aligned herself with the conservative block. She speaks about why with KIERAN FINNANE.

Aussies beat Yanks in Americas Cup. Vikings scare.

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The Henley on Todd is heading for 100 in 44 years' time with its outback cheek fully intact. Story and video by ERWIN CHLANDA explain why.

 

Henley-on-Todd: day of the kids, big and small

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The annual madcap caper in the Todd River, Henley-on-Todd, has kicked off with its nautically-themed parade; extra dash has been added by local children, coached in schools by artists – More PICTURES inside .

‘Do you mind if I speak to you?’

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"He stands in the mall, an oddly striking figure. Held between fine fingers that protrude from fingerless grey woollen gloves is a silver harmonica. The man is playing." HOWARD GOLDENBERG stops to listen, then has a conversation with this familiar figure around Alice Springs.

Unpredictable, unaligned and undaunted: Cr Eli Melky

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Alone among the candidates handing out how-to-votes, Councillor Eli Melky has not allocated preferences. His rivals have and they’re mostly putting him well down the list. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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