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Great progress in International Education

The Department of Education is making great progress in international education, with new sister school partnerships recently established between two Northern Territory schools and schools in the Anhui Province in China.

Darwin High School promotes a healthy lifestyle

Darwin High School will today host its inaugural Health and Lifestyle Expo.

Social media siblings showcase NT to global audience

Two social media superstar siblings will join forces this week to showcase the ultimate Northern Territory road trip to millions of people.

It's your Library. We have listened to you.

The Northern Territory Library (NTL) is changing its opening hours to provide greater opportunities for people working full time to engage with the library.

Get adveNTurous in our amazing NT Parks!

The Territory has some of the most beautiful parks in the country, and this visitor season is the perfect time to head off the beaten track and see our parks come alive.

Open day at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

The community are invited to help celebrate the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Botanic Garden Open Day at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden this Sunday.

Landscaping design competition for CDU Horticultural students

Alice Springs students studying Horticulture at Charles Darwin University have been given a ‘green’ opportunity.

Palliative Care Week raises awareness of Living Well with Chronic Illness

The Central Australia Health Service supports National Palliative Care Week and this year’s theme of helping people with chronic illness to have a better quality of life.


The Department of Mines and Energy is continuing to provide opportunities for regional development through local employment and involvement in remediation activities by awarding a safety tender to a local Tennant Creek company Remote Concrete NT.

Bean sprouts recalled in NT & SA

The Northern Territory Department of Health has re-issued a warning about bean sprouts, advising Territorians not to eat mung bean sprouts following a product recall in South Australia.

Experience an Opera Gala under the stars

Celebrate the beginning of the dry season with the Darwin Symphony Orcherstra’s Opera Gala at the Darwin Waterfront, this Saturday (21 May 2016).

Tom Brown roundabout upgrade

Work will soon commence on the upgrade of the Northern Territory’s largest roundabout.

Boost for Top End conferences when key event planners ‘Meet Darwin’

Darwin will be placed firmly on the radar of key event planners this week when they visit for the ‘Meet Darwin’ program, an annual collaboration between the NT Convention Bureau and Darwin Convention Centre designed to showcase Darwin as a leading business event destination.

Free Flu Vaccine for Adults Now Available in Alice Springs

It’s flu season and the Central Australia Health Service is reminding everyone that it’s time to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community from the spread of influenza.

Youth Justice recruits in training in Darwin

The NT Department of Correctional Services is expanding its capacity in youth detention, with the recruitment of 19 new Youth Justice Officers who commenced training in Darwin this week.

Roads to Recovery - $3 million in Barkly Region road works go out to tender

Tenders for more than $3 million in road safety improvement works in the Barkly Region have been advertised.

Health Department to test creeks for PFCs

The Department of Health is about to begin a second round of environmental sampling in Rapid Creek and Ludmilla Creek after evidence of perflourinated chemicals (PFCs) was found in both waterways.

Saltwater crocodile sighting is a reminder to Be Crocwise

Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) Rangers have identified a saltwater crocodile in the Katherine River after receiving reports from members of the public.

Amy Johnson Avenue / Stuart Highway intersection works complete

Motorists will benefit from the completion of upgrade works at Amy Johnson Avenue/Stuart Highway intersection.

Annual Jingili Science Expo a hit with students

Jingili Primary School students have participated in activities that highlight the importance that science plays in everyday life, as part of the annual Jingili Science Expo.

Privacy Awareness Week

This week is Privacy Awareness Week, and the Information Commissioner will be conducting training and activities about privacy across the Territory.

Territory on display at top tourism expo

The Territory will be well represented at the largest international travel trade show in the southern hemisphere this week, with 27 tourism businesses from the NT registered to attend.

Heavy rainfall damages visitor infrastructure at popular National Parks

Visitor infrastructure at two of Central Australia’s best known National Parks has been damaged after substantial rainfall over the weekend.

Local artist to showcase New Works at Araluen

Alice Springs Artist Henry Smith is set to ‘wow’ visitors with the launch of his latest solo exhibition, New Works, opening at the Araluen Arts Centre on Friday, 20 May.

Draft dual occupancy proposal with the Minister

The NT Planning Commission has completed its consultation on dual occupancy and recommended a revised proposal to the Minister for Lands and Planning, Mr David Tollner.

New track safety fence for Arunga Park Speedway

Local Alice Springs company, MPH Carpentry and Construction Pty Ltd, has been awarded the contract to replace the track safety fence at Arunga Park Speedway.


Territorians are being warned that with the flu season just around the corner it is time to get vaccinated.

Last Zero pilot of the first Bombing of Darwin raid dies

Kaname Harada, the last remaining fighter pilot of the 19th February 1942 raid on Darwin, has died this week aged 99 at his home in Nagano, north of Tokyo.

Saltwater Craft Fair this Mother’s Day

Spoil mum this Sunday (8 May) at the Mother’s Day Saltwater Craft Fair, from 9am to 2pm.


Consumer Law regulators put the training industry on notice over unethical business practices.

Wuthering Heights to hit Araluen Arts Centre

Gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights will be storming into Alice Springs this month for one night only and is set to blow the roof off!

Join the drive to save Territory lives

As part of National Road Safety Week, community organisations and Territory schools are invited to secure funding from the Road Safety Community Grants program.

Midwives Recognised for Their Outstanding Contribution - Amended

Today is the International Day of the Midwife and the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) celebrates our midwives and the care they provide for women across the Central Australia region.

Midwives Recognised for Their Outstanding Contribution

Today is the International Day of the Midwife and the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) celebrates our midwives and the care they provide for women across the Central Australia region.


Top Enders have been given the all clear to resume eating raw bean sprouts after a recent spike in Salmonella infections.

Darwin Mid Suburbs Area Plan Ready for Exhibition

Following extensive community, government and industry consultation the Northern Territory Planning Commission has recommended the Darwin Mid Suburbs Area Plan to the Minister for Lands and Planning, Mr David Tollner.

Environment Grants Program Launches

Do you have an idea for tackling a Territory waste management or pollution problem? Do you want to educate your students on the impacts of waste and pollution in the environment...or perhaps you are looking for an environmentally friendly way to raise funds for your local community?

Phase 3 Begins

No permit, no plant is the simple message from the National Banana Freckle Eradication Program as the clock ticks over to the start of Phase 3. 1 May 2016 marked the beginning of Phase 3 and the reintroduction of banana plants into the six Red Zones. Kevin Cooper, State Coordinator, said Phase 3 is the most important part of the Program and thanked the Northern Territory community for their ongoing support.

Annual aerial magpie geese surveys to kick off

The Department of Land Resource Management (DLRM) will today carry out the annual magpie goose survey in preparation for this year’s waterfowl hunting season.

Darwin Harbour Seagrass Surveys

The Department of Land Resource Management (DLRM) is conducting seagrass mapping surveys in the inner parts of Darwin Harbour as part of the Darwin Harbour monitoring program.

Territory Expo

The Open Territory show rolls on with more than 90 Territory businesses displaying their wares and offering promotions at Territory Expo this weekend.

Chinese super celebrities cast tourism spotlight on the NT

Chinese superstar Hu Ge, and rising supermodel Wang Xin Yu have visited the Northern Territory for a top-secret magazine shoot that will help attract more Chinese tourists to the NT.

Sundays Live at the Lagoon

Sundays Live at the Lagoon returns to the Darwin Waterfront this Sunday (1 May) for the Dry Season.


NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking by the Trustee for the Northline Unit Trust (Northline), over an incident in April 2014, when a customer was severely injured by falling freight while a truck was being unloaded at the Gunbalanya service station.

Mindil Beach Markets to kick off new season with free WiFi

Visitors to Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach Markets will be able to share their sunset happy snaps with the world after Tourism NT switched on free WiFi at the popular tourism attraction.

Palmerston Road Upgrades - Roystonea Avenue Vegetation Clearing

Work is progressing on the $13 million project to construct the third lane from the Tiger Brennan Drive overpass, extending along Roystonea Avenue to Temple Terrace in Palmerston.

Darwin Harbour Region Report Card released

The 2015 Darwin Harbour Region Report Card has been released and is now available to the public.

Impact of technology highlighted during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The rapid increase of modern technology enables everyone, particularly young people, to access all sorts of material, including pornography, without a filtering process.

Department of Infrastructure unveils memorial for much-loved colleague in Katherine

Family, friends and colleagues of respected long-time Katherine resident, Mal Hunnam, have gathered in the town for the unveiling of a memorial in his honour.

Territorians reminded to Be Crocwise

The public are reminded to Be Crocwise around all Top End waterways after a man was admitted to Katherine hospital with bite wounds to his foot on Monday.