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Did Oz Day row in Victoria scare the horses in Alice?

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Alice Springs can be expected to vote conservative but the numbers for Jacinta Price are stunning, comments political observer ALEX NELSON (pictured).
 

Four more years of same-same

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Council elections: So much for the need of fresh blood to make the town tick: Headed up by re-elected Mayor Damien Ryan the conservatives seem to have it in the bag, what's more, with a succession plan in place. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.

 

de Brenni running for Mayor – next time

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A concreting team, a bitumen gang, in-house training for depot and civic centre workers: Candidate Jamie de Brenni (pictured) wants the council take a do-it-yourself approach to the some of the town's needs. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

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.

 

How to vote cards point to totally new council

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Greens to rule, even current deputy mayor would miss out, if preferences are taken as a guide. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. See inside for links to our coverage of the campaign to date. 

 

Dual citizens can stand for council, NT Parliament

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Barnaby's worries don't affect local government poll. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Steve Brown will not stand

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Health, communications and financial stress made it too hard, he says, and he will "observe from the bench". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

'Underdog candidates' have vision to join the town together


Town council candidates Colin Furphy (at right in the photo) and Edan Baxter, who describe themselves as the underdogs in the poll, have teamed up to call for commitment to increasing investment in bike lanes and pathways. PHOTO (provided by the candidates): The candidates in an area of town they say could be part of bike lane improvements, with a long term view to joining all suburbs in town.

 

Matty Day wants kerbside recycling

 

 

 

Town Council candidate Matty Day (pictured) says he will push for a “Kick it to the Kerb” day when residents can recycle household items.

Council candidate has a focus on young people

Matty Day, who has a background in education, arts, sport and the youth sector, is contesting the town council vacancy created by the resignation of Geoff Booth. Mr Day is pictured (from left) with Mayor Damien Ryan and Council Community and Cultural Development Manager Leon Tripp. Mr Day is working on a council commissioned mural on the Traeger Park wall facing Gap Road. Photograph: MITCH CAMERON.

 

UPDATE 1.50pm

The candidates for the election on November 23, in the order in which they will appear on the ballot paper, are BONANNI, Kylie; DAY, Matty; FURPHY, Colin; BRIDGEFOOT, John and BAXTER, Edan Ross.

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