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Issue 7

Little kids have the key to our future



Talking, reading, playing and lots of praise: It all needs to happen in the first thee years of our children's lives, says Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee (pictured) in her keynote address to the Chronic Diseases Network Conference. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


The apple a day message got a bit more complicated




Single teenage mothers and irresistible energy drinks span a wide range of topics at the Public Health Association conference. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photos: Limin Buchanan and Jackie Bradshaw (at right).


The Centre gets three times its average rainfall




... and maybe hail this evening, says BOM.


Pine Gap: wake-up call for Alice Springs




An artist focusses our attention on the military base about which we have become so blasé, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016




The feisty disability advocate and state finalist for Senior Australian of the Year 2015, passed away this morning.


Flowers to brighten up a rainy day




The annual flower exhibition will open at the Residency this afternoon.  ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gunner on fracking: Change of words or heart?




Five words are at the centre of a row between the environmentalist sector and the new Chief Minister. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Lambley calls for action on palliative care hospice

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The government needs to honour its commitment on palliative care hospice in Alice, writes ROBYN LAMBLEY (pictured).


Gunner 'backflipped' on fracking moratorium



The anti-fracking lobby, which has played a major role in the NT election campaign, is outraged over what new Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced this morning about the moratorium that was a cornerstone of his policies. ALEC spokeswoman Nicole Pietsch (pictured) has joined the Lock the Gate Alliance in an attack on the new Chief Minister.


UPDATE 4:50pm


More rain doubles average winter falls




Some roads may be cut. PHOTO courtesy HANS THOLSTRUP: Low clouds sit on top of the Olgas.


Search for six months old boy




Police want to speak with two teenagers who were seen in a maroon coloured vehicle.


UPDATE: The baby has been found.


Protest at a price?

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Permits to protest under Town Council By-laws can cost $80 a day but is this democratic and fair, asks Councillor Jade Kudrenko. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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