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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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What will the government do about buffel? Not much.

By ERWIN CHLANDA Buffel grass, declared a noxious weed in South Australia and notorious for its displacing of native plants, and of being an extreme...

Tourism staff shortages at crisis level: Operators seek ‘melon money.’

By JULIUS DENNIS As the NT Government is providing three quarters of a million dollars to entice fruit pickers mostly to the Top End, tourism...

Mike Gillam: A touch of light, intriguing slime mould

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam My last story lured me into a labyrinth of scientific papers, YouTube films and TED talks, describing the complex...

Bush health centre in chaos

By ERWIN CHLANDA Often violent protracted strife surrounding the Ampilatwatja Health Centre 320 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs has climaxed with the Registrar of Indigenous...