Alice Springs resident Donna Digby (pictured), one of three finalists nominated for the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, wants to pilot a business development and leadership program for women in remote Australia.
Self service tour booking facilities, website, online support for members and strong marketing tipped the scales for Tourism Central Australia, writes CEO STEPHEN SCHWER. PHOTO (from left): Chairperson Dale McIver, Susan Silvester (visitors services manager), Paige Nguyen (publicity), and Mr Schwer.
The Alice Springs engineering firm CAT Projects has been acknowledged as the Northern Territory Regional Exporter of the Year, for its success in building an export market for its services and practical solutions in countries as far reaching as Nepal, the Philippines and Kenya. PHOTO: Village Energy Planning in Maligaon – Orrisa State, India.
A business launched by Alice Springs man Christopher Brocklebank (pictured) in 2002 last night won the Micro section of the Telstra NT Business of the Year awards.
His venture italklibrary is dedicated to turning written information into stories that can then be spoken in any language and placed online at italklibrary.com
“Judges acknowledged the incredible personal story and journey taken by the business owner and were impressed by italklibrary’s business model and outcomes,” says a Telstra media release.
Italklibrary has created a national database of stories in multiple languages, including 14 Australian Indigenous languages, and Mr Brocklebank says: “They say a picture speaks a thousand words - our pictures speak a thousand languages.”
A former Mayor of Alice Springs, known then as Leslie Oldfield, received an OAM for public achievements which remain understated, writes Chris Connellan, of Narwietooma Station, via Alice Springs. She is pictured with Kamahl at one of her ceremonial functions.
The NPY Women’s Council topped the Indigenous Incorporated category at the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards for its strong leadership in promoting the health, safety and culture of women in the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara lands, writes Jenny Maklin MP, Minister for Indigenous Affairs.