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Councillors kept in the dark on TO patrol

By KIERAN FINNANE The high expectations – amongst councillors and in the community – of the Traditional Owner Foot Patrol have snagged on the recently...

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...

Lights on the ground a hit with the youngsters

By JULIUS DENNIS Perhaps the best way to judge the success of Parrtjima is the number of smiling children there. It was my first time at...

Plant’s name doesn’t do its beauty justice

By GEOFF MIERS A plant commonly referred to as bottlebrush comes in all shapes and sizes and can add real colour and charm to the...

Big losses show Wests need help

By STEVE MENZIES Another big loss emphasised that Wests need help if it is to prevent the KFC Alice Springs A-Grade premiership from being a...

Youth bail: The other side of the coin

By JULIUS DENNIS When looking at bail law reform for young people, just how young these people are needs to be remembered and recognised. “We're...

Alice outback savvy underpins billion dollar deals

By ERWIN CHLANDA Multi million dollar energy deals are conducted by middle-aged white men in pin-stripe suits from offices in Collins or Pitt streets? Think...

Gallery design “towards the end of this year”

The design of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery is planned to be completed towards the end of the year, followed by a construction tender...

Food, dancing to raise money for the elderly central South Sudan

By JULIUS DENNIS Mary Maker, an Alice Springs resident, is doing her best to make a difference in her home city of Rumbek in central...
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Crime up but police scores points

By ERWIN CHLANDA There have been further increases in crimes against the person, Commander Craig Laidler told media this morning, but the rise is less...

Survey shows tourism staff crisis way greater than estimated

By JULIUS DENNIS A survey filled out by 110 hospitality businesses, 25% of the Hospitality NT membership, has found there are over 7000 workers needed...

Tonight’s netball to bring out the best

By STEVE MENZIES Individual battles within the overall contest of the contest will highlight the game between Federal Club Eastside and Rovers Complete Construction this...

Staff shortage has tourism ‘working on the edge’

By JULIUS DENNIS A lack of workers has reduced opportunities for two Alice Springs businesses to profit from the recent surge of tourists. Some doubt...