A surprise a minute with the town's biggest project on the drawing board. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Arts Minister Lauren Moss is pictured with Namatjira MLA Chansey Paech and Phillip Watkins, CEO of Desart.
UPDATE: Minister Moss provided a statement at 5.17pm, explaining the role of the two galleries.
Is there such a thing as a "pure" Mack? Yes. You're looking at it. It's a Mack Superliner Mark I, 1985 vintage. It will be the jewel in the crown of the Mack pavilion under construction at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs. It was driven to Alice Springs from Perth by Dave Matthews (at right in the photo) and his son, James. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
When Mayor Damien Ryan talks proudly and with optimism about his relationship with the NT Government, one cannot but wonder what he's on about.
For example where, as Alice Springs lurches from crisis to crisis, is the so-called Minister for Central Australia, Karl Hampton, and where is his mind?
It's on Tickets are now on sale for the Australian Superbike Championship; he joined hundreds of people at Territory Manor in Mataranka to welcome the handing down of a consent determination that will provide certainty regarding native title and announced that Top End Rugby League fans will have the chance to watch a NRL Premiership points match – on the same day as the people of Alice Springs were coming to grips with the closure of the iconic Memo Club, and another CBD pub, and a public meeting was held to meet the mayoral candidates, grappling with the town's problems which some regard as terminal, voting with their feet. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.