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Imparja, CAAMA: One a relay station, the other broke

By ERWIN CHLANDA Local television started in Alice Springs with a noble agenda: made-in-Alice news, current affairs and entertainment as well as Aboriginal cultural programming...

Move mower up a notch to reduce grass sunburn

By GEOFF MIERS Christmas is for kicking back and relaxing but not when good rains provide ideal growing conditions: Close that book, switch off Netflix...

A Tassie winter’s day for Santa in Alice

Wot? Dressed for a winter's day in Tassie? Dark clouds, rain, 16 degrees? Hard to believe but this is Christmas Eve in Alice Springs in...

Copper find encourages miner in Barkly

A breakthrough maiden copper discovery provides early encouragement for a mining company in Barkly, according to an ASX release today. It says significant surface copper...

Bush roads take a pounding as good rains break drought

Many roads have become impassible or are subject to restrictions as wide-spread rains are continuing in The Centre, according to the Road Report NT...

A touch of light: Gryllacridids in the Gidyea

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam  Driving south down Telegraph Terrace I pass by the old gaol, it’s a hot day and the Toyota windows are...

The magic that rain is bringing to our gardens

By GEOFF MIERS After two fairly dry and extremely hot summers isn’t the rain wonderful! It might put an end to so many trees dying. La...

Mayoral race: And they’re off!

By ERWIN CHLANDA The first announcement has been made about joining the race for Mayor next year: Councillor Eli Melky (pictured) is – reluctantly, he...

Fighting not just to survive, but to flourish

By KIERAN FINNANE At the Institute of Cultural Inquiry in Berlin academics kept asking Que Kenny about how Aboriginal people connect to the land: “I...

Todd flows for summer solstice

A tad over 30mm as of 6am, and a few more since, on Old East Side: That's this morning's weather report from Charlie Carter. It...

Head count – tourists or cattle

By ERWIN CHLANDA A cow is worth $1100. The carrying capacity of cattle land in The Centre is two cows per square kilometre. They are...

Learning to have ears

By KIERAN FINNANE with FIONA WALSH Little by little more and more people are referring to the place where the town of Alice Springs grew,...
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Post-COVID optimism hits the spot in Longreach

By JULIUS DENNIS Alan Smith, who owns Outback Aussie Tours with wife Sue, says: "Looking forward, give or take hotspots and what COVID may or...

Feds cash: Hand-outs or hand-ups?

By ERWIN CHLANDA A simple road can clearly be a very different thing to different people. For Protect Country Alliance spokesperson Dan Robins the Morrison Government...

NT has Australia’s “weakest COVID restrictions”

By ERWIN CHLANDA The NT has the weakest COVID restrictions in Australia and its most vulnerable population "at the very time when risk has escalated...

Grapes groove, mangos misery

By JULIUS DENNIS The ever changing fortunes of COVID state border closures are creating a good news / bad news story in the fertile TiTree...