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It's all in a weekend's work for nerds

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In just a weekend, friendly Alice hackers come up with apps that can make life easier. 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.

 

Longer term thinking needed for Alice's 'amazing potential'

People do still fall in love with Alice Springs. Amidst much gloomy talk, it's good to be reminded of that. It happened to Edan Baxter when he arrived here five years ago and his ardour is undiminished.

He still sees at the forefront all the things that have built the town's mystique – the fantastic mix of people, from around the country and the world, alongside Aboriginal people, the presence of their ancient culture, the closeness of pioneering history, burgeoning creativity, stunning natural environment.

But many decisions are made that limit the "amazing potential" of all this, he says, and this is what has prompted him to nominate as a candidate in the coming Town Council elections.

At 32 years old, he's pitching himself as a "younger, fresher voice" but his emphasis is on the long-term. He sees the focus of public debate on "the issues of the day" – such as young people on the streets at night and anti-social behaviour –  as something of a dead end.  KIERAN FINNANE profiles this Town Council candidate. 

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