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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.

Katherine Courthouse Upgrade

Katherine courthouse gets a $1 million upgrade

Kakadu in the spotlight with new tourism campaign

Holiday-makers will be encouraged to travel to Kakadu during a new Australia-wide advertising campaign by Tourism NT.

New tourism push to promote NT festivals and events

Some of the Northern Territory’s most popular festivals and events will receive national exposure this month thanks to a new advertising campaign by the NT Government.

Berry Springs opens for swimming

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT advises that Berry Springs Nature Park will be open for swimming from today.

Palmerston Senior College students remember

The Administrator of the Northern Territory and the Minister for Education today joined Palmerston Senior College students in an ANZAC Day Ceremony paying tribute to the soldiers who served at war.

Health Department alert

The Department of Health has warned Territorians not to eat raw mung bean sprouts following a significant increase in salmonella infection in Darwin in recent weeks.

NT Murray Valley encephalitis warning

The Department of Health is warning people to cover up and protect themselves against mosquitoes, as Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin (KUN) virus activity has been detected in the NT.

More taxis for Darwin

Territorians will soon benefit from quicker taxi pick-up times and more available cabs.

Last chance to combat Gamba Grass with free herbicide

Territorians have until Friday 29 April 2016 to obtain their free herbicide and spray equipment loans to combat the damaging spread of gamba grass this wet season.

Darwin Salmonella Warning

The Department of Health is currently investigating a recent increase in salmonella infections across Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area.

Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan with the Minister

Litchfield residents’ keen interest in planning for community needs during the next 40 to 50 years has been demonstrated by their engagement with the region’s Subregional Land Use Plan.

Barkly Nature Watch

Get out and about and become involved in great, free opportunities with Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) as part of the Barkly Nature Watch.

Let’s Get the Facts Right on Dual Occupancy

The NT Planning Commission wants the community to be sure it fully understands the facts about the development of a dual occupancy policy for the Northern Territory.

Arts Business Essentials 2016

A professional development and networking program is taking place this week to help support and develop the leadership and business capabilities of non-profit arts organisations in the Northern Territory.

Breaking the Silence related to Sexual Assault

At a time when sexual assault and its long-lasting effects has come under the national spotlight a coalition of Alice Springs service providers is joining the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) to highlight the importance of ‘Breaking the Silence’.

Ntaria students set off on the Ride for Pride

Yesterday, Ntaria School students set off on an eight-day horseback journey to ride in the Alice Springs ANZAC Parade on Monday 25 April.

First Shipment of Sentinel Banana Plants

The National Banana Freckle Eradication Program is on-track to deliver the first of three shipments of sentinel banana plants to Red Zones. The plants are currently being propagated at Katherine Research Station and will be distributed from May 2016.

Leanyer Recreation Park upgrades to begin

Darwin locals love their waterparks, and today the Leanyer Recreation Park will begin upgrades to ensure the venue’s fun atmosphere, safety and longevity remain for future generations.

NT’s smoke free prisons prove a healthy change

The Northern Territory’s ban on smoking in prisons is proving a hit with the people it’s meant to benefit - prisoners.

Employer Update on Visa Programs

An upcoming series of information sessions from the Department of Business will provide up to date information on migration policies and visa options as an alternative for employers unable to fill vacancies.

Registrations open for Skills Employment and Careers Roadshow

Territory enterprises and organisations will have the perfect opportunity to secure a future workforce as well as showcase their businesses and industries as part of the NT Government’s Skills Employment and Careers Expo.

Students to try their hand at Health

The Top End Health Service is today holding a ‘Health Careers to Try’ event to showcase the many different health career pathways available to Territory students.

Territory Taste Kids – 16 & 17 April 2016

The inaugural Territory Taste Festival will include free activities for the kids this Saturday and Sunday, from 10am–12noon and 2pm–4pm, within the Darwin Waterfront parklands.

Free WiFi at Darwin Waterfront

Top End tourism is about to become more tech savvy with visitors to the Darwin Waterfront now able to access free WiFi.

BreastScreenNT goes mobile for 2016

More than 1000 women in some of the Territory’s most far-flung regions will be screened by the Health Department’s BreastScreenNT bus over the next six months.

Celebrating the heritage of Alice Springs

Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory will be holding a Heritage Open Day and Markets this Sunday in the Historic Precinct at the Alice Springs Telegraph station, as part of National Trust Heritage Week celebrations.

Prisoner on hunger strike over interstate transfer

A medium-security prisoner at the Darwin Correctional Centre is now in his 19th day of a hunger strike.

Some of the Myths and Facts about Sexual Assault Explained

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Central Australia Health Service’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) believes it is an appropriate time to look at the myths and facts related to sexual assault.

Local musicians on song with Northern Territory tourism

Local musicians will become Northern Territory tourism advocates under an exciting new partnership with Tourism NT and Music NT.