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Further measles cases in Darwin

The outbreak of measles that began in mid-February has increased to eight cases.

Step closer to understanding mango disorder

Scientists in the Northern Territory have made a significant advance towards understanding the cause of resin canal discolouration (RCD) in mangoes.

International Military Writers’ Festival tickets selling fast

Locals and visitors alike are being urged to secure their spot at next month’s Territory Tribute International Military Writers’ Festival, with tickets to the much-anticipated event selling quickly.

Have you seen our FADs?

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is calling on our fishing community to help find three missing Fish Attracting Devices (FADs).

Entries now open for the 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards

The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards are now open for 2019. Administered by the Northern Territory Library, the Awards were established in 1983 to promote the importance of literature and celebrate the achievements of writers across the Northern Territory.

Demolition of Old Anzac Hill High School Buildings Tender

The Territory Government has released a tender to undertake demolition and site remediation works at the Old Anzac Hill High School in Alice Springs

Consultation on Draft of Version 2 of the PFAS NEMP

The per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS) National Environmental Management Plan (NEMP) was published in February 2018 following agreement by all Australian Environment Ministers.

ALICE SPRINGS MVR TEST SHED TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE

The Alice Springs MVR Test Shed will be temporarily closed while the brake testing machine is replaced, commencing 18 March 2019.

The First 100 Days – ICAC Report Released

The Northern Territory Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC), Ken Fleming QC has provided an update on the activities to establish the Office of the ICAC.

Measles Update

The local outbreak of measles has now reached four cases following the confirmation of two further cases of this highly contagious disease being diagnosed in Darwin. Territorians are warned to be alert for measles and get a measles containing vaccine, known as the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, if required.

Measles Update

The local outbreak of measles has now reached four cases following the confirmation of two further cases of this highly contagious disease being diagnosed in Darwin. Territorians are warned to be alert for measles and get a measles containing vaccine, known as the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, if required.

Improved management options for CGMMV

A three-year, $1.2 million research project into Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) has made a number of recommendations to better understand and manage the disease.

NT Sport Integrity Network Established

A newly formed NT Sport Integrity Network involving the Territory’s peak sporting bodies, will meet quarterly to provide leadership on integrity issues affecting sports both on and off the playing arena.

Two companies charged after worker suffers serious injuries falling 3 metres

NT WorkSafe has charged two construction companies after a worker was seriously injured falling from the roof of a primary school in Darwin’s northern suburbs.

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Garramilla Blvd progresses - McMinn Street opens to traffic

McMinn Street has officially re-opened to traffic on Saturday 9 March, becoming the first intersection forming part of Garramilla Boulevard to be open to Territorians.

Territory Artists selected to participate in the 2019 Asialink Arts Creative Exchange

A joint arts project with local Darwin artist Aly de Groot and Groote Eylandt artists Annabel Amagula and Maicie Lalara that creatively addresses the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans has been selected to participate in the 2019 Asialink Arts Creative Exchange program.

Third measles case in Darwin

A third case of measles has been confirmed in greater Darwin, prompting a further warning for Territorians to be alert for this highly contagious disease and to get a vaccine if required.

International Women’s Day 2019

Territory Families has provided $40,000 to 39 organisations to host a range of events to celebrate International Women’s Day across the Territory today. This year’s theme is Balance for Better and highlights the importance of striving for a gender-balanced Executive world and working together to achieve gender equality.

MEASLES ALERT

Territorians are being warned to be alert for measles and get immunised if required, following confirmation of two cases of this highly contagious disease in Darwin.

Cj Fraser-Bell Exhibition and Zine Launch at the Northern Territory Library

Northern Territory’s multi-disciplinary artist Cj Fraser-Bell is set to unveil original works and launch two zines to conclude the 2018 Creative in Residence program at the Northern Territory Library tonight.

CONDOLENCES TO DR PAT MILLER AO -- DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today expressed his condolences to the Deputy Administrator, Dr Pat Miller AO, on the passing of her husband, David Miller.

Tickets on sale for the 2019 NT Sports Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the Territory's premier event on the sporting calendar, the 2019 NT Sports Awards.

Time running out to snap up early bird tickets to People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS 2019

Music fans across the Territory and Australia are being urged to take advantage of $75 early bird tickets to People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS music festival while they last, with just two weeks left before general admission ticket prices increase to $105 on Friday, 15 March at 8pm.

Kunjin virus warning for Top End

Residents and visitors in the Top End are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with potential Kunjin virus activity detected in the East Arnhem and Darwin regions.

Statement - Workplace incident at Tennant Creek Fire Station

NT WorkSafe has been notified that 34 year old male worker has been electrocuted performing roofing work at the Tennant Creek Fire Station.

Territory delegation to India and Nepal

Three representatives from the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation are participating in an international education and training delegation to India and Nepal, led by the Minister for Workforce Training.

Statement - Workplace incident at Palmerston Police Station construction site

NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into the workplace incident that occurred yesterday at the Palmerston Police Station (20 February 2019).

Darwin hosting world-class artworks as part of Territory Tribute

The International Veterans’ Art Exhibition, a travelling exhibition developed by the Australian National Veterans’ Arts Museum, officially opened today in Darwin.

Today Show in Darwin and Kakadu for Win a Top End Wedding competition

Tourism NT’s Win a Top End Wedding competition partner Channel Nine’s Today Show is in the Northern Territory to feature local wedding products, and honeymoon and romantic holiday destinations.

Protect our livestock industry

A recent seizure of infected meat products in Sydney and Melbourne is a timely reminder to declare all products that pose a biosecurity risk when entering Australia.

Submissions open for the 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

The Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award is now open for submissions.

AIME-ing for more business events to the NT

Tourism NT’s Northern Territory Convention Bureau (NTCB) and 15 industry partners from throughout the Northern Territory, are heading to Melbourne to exhibit at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 18 to 20 February 2019.

Speeding. There’s no future in it.

The Territory Government, in partnership with the Motor Accidents Compensation Commission, launched their first speed safety campaign over the weekend; ‘Speeding. There’s no future in it’.

Additional 153 properties added to Nakara restricted area

As a result of the hard work by the Citrus Canker Response Team, a plant infected with the disease has been detected on a residential property in Nakara.

NT businesses a winner from Top End Win a Wedding comp

Tourism NT’s support for Australian feature film Top End Wedding is set to pay further flow-on dividends for local tourism and business operators with one lucky couple destined to win their dream wedding at one of the Northern Territory’s dream locations.

Bushfires NT firefighter to help in Victoria

Bushfires NT has today answered the call from Victoria to help fight devastating wildfires in that state with one staff member set to be deployed on Sunday.

Recreation Lagoon reopened to swimmers

The Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon and beach area has reopened for swimming this afternoon.

NT ICAC Appoints General Manager

The Northern Territory Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC), Ken Fleming QC has announced the appointment of Territorian Matthew Grant to lead the Office of the ICAC as General Manager.

What’s happening for ‘Season 2019' at the Araluen Arts Centre

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre will open their Season 2019 program with an evening for the community on Thursday 7 February.

150 years since the establishment of Darwin

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of permanent European settlement in the Northern Territory, by South Australian Surveyor-General George Goyder.

Round two of the NTIS Officiating Development Program is open for applications

NT Peak Sporting Bodies are encouraged to apply for the NTIS Officiating Development Program 2018/19 Grants Round 2.

Arts grants available to support a creative Territory

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture is supporting Northern Territory artists, arts workers and arts organisations, to deliver projects and initiatives through grants funding that benefit the Territory community.

Recreation Lagoon temporarily closed to swimmers

The Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon and beach area has been temporarily closed to swimmers due to recent weather conditions.

Northern Territory goes bananas!

The Northern Territory has been declared banana freckle free, with the proof of freedom handed down today.

Parthenium weed eradication continues in the Katherine Region

The prolific weed, Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous) was found in the Katherine region late last year.

NT Corrections Officer recognised with Australian Corrections Medal

Former General Manager of the Darwin Correctional Centre, Kevin Raby, is the Northern Territory recipient of the Governor-General’s Australian Corrections Medal for 2019. The Australian Corrections Medal recognises distinguished service of an operational member of an Australian state or territory civilian correctional service for adults.

Aboriginal teaching scholarships - applications closing soon

Aboriginal Territorians who are interested in studying education are being reminded to apply now for the 2019 Teaching – Growing Our Future Scholarships, with applications closing 1 February 2019.

Keep kids cool as they head back to school

Parents are being urged to keep children cool as they head to back to school next week as the heat wave continues across parts of the Northern Territory.

Don’t miss out – last week to nominate for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Do you have an idea that could make a difference to rural and regional communities in the Northern Territory?