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Lights on the ground a hit with the youngsters

By JULUS DENNIS Perhaps the best way to judge the success of Parrtjima is the number of smiling children there. It was my first time at the festival, what struck
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Long Line Seen Outside Store in Cardiff as Lockdown Eases

A line of people was seen stretching along a street in Cardiff, Wales, on the morning of April 12 as shops opened with the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Similar scenes
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Senior NT Police officer Daniel Shean seeks dismissal of DVO application

A senior Northern Territory police officer will try to get a domestic violence application made against him thrown out, a Darwin court has heard. Key points: Daniel Shean appeared in
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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 two-term competition.  Rovers Complete Construction
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Scott Morrison scraps COVID-19 vaccination deadline plan

Scott Morrison has scrapped plans to announce a new deadline to vaccinate all Australians by the end of the year against COVID-19 in an admission over the “uncertainties” surrounding the
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Prince Philip, the crocodile hunters and a late-night hunt in the Northern Territory

Prince Philip once shot a Northern Territory crocodile “from a good distance” at night with a single shot, and a few years later returned the hospitality of his Top End
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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 again. “We’re unashamed about our
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Growing pains as Brisbane’s population set to hit 3m

A funny thing happened last week: Brisbane’s population officially ticked over 2.5 million people. Thank you for stopping by to visit My Local Pages and checking this news update about
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NT government grants controversial water license

A local land council and conservationists have repeated concerns about potential environmental devastation of a recently granted water extraction license. Nicholas Hynes reports. Thank you for spending your time with
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Authorities hose down concerns about NT government taking over Howard Springs coronavirus quarantine centre

The head of the specialist health team running the country’s “gold standard” coronavirus quarantine facility says his staff will not leave until they are confident the Northern Territory Government can
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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 dealing with children aged 10
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One dead and multiple injured in Texas mass shooting

One person is dead and at least five others are injured after a person reportedly opened fire inside a warehouse in Bryan, Texas. Thank you for visiting My Local Pages.
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Central Australia sees first signs of recovery as tourists flock to the Red Centre

The area is becoming such a popular destination there’s concern there may not be enough staff to cater for the influx of travellers. Isabel Moussalli reports. Thank you for stopping
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Remote Aboriginal communities keen for truth-telling as a foundation for new treaty negotiations

Across Australia, Indigenous leaders are grasping with both hands the opportunity being offered by some state and territory governments to start a cathartic process of truth-telling. Key points: An independent
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Youngsters start their netball season

By STEVE MENZIES There will be a full day of netball games at the Pat Gallagher Netball Centre as the 8andunder and the 10andunder teams begin their season. Ten teams
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‘Broke in a heartbeat’: Island warning after worker wage revolt

Workers at an idyllic tropical north Queensland island resort owned by one of Queensland’s richest families claim they have worked hundreds of hours of unpaid overtime while being stripped of
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Northern Territory flights featured in half-price travel deal

Travellers will be able to obtain half-priced airfares to Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru under the Federal Government’s $1.2 billion tourism package. Key points: The federal government has confirmed Darwin
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NT Electoral Commission audit finds $88,000 discrepancy in CLP financial disclosures

The Country Liberal Party failed to report almost $90,000 in electoral donations by the required deadline, an audit commissioned by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC) has found. Key points:
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April a month devoted to odd jobs and planting

By GEOFF MIERS April is traditionally the busiest month on the gardener’s calendar as wherever you look in the garden there appears to be a job that needs attention. Initially
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Latest business liquidations in Alice Springs

NO liquidation appointment notices have been listed for businesses in the Alice Springs Local Government Area so far today. The total for the past year is two. Thank you for
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Carmen Butcher reflects on a career dedicated to helping others, and her own near-death experience

It was late at night in 2006, and Detective Sergeant Carmen Butcher was convinced she was about to die. Her “trip of a lifetime” — a three-week police study tour
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NT police charge 21-year-old man with sexual assault of toddler in Darwin

Northern Territory police say a toddler was sexually assaulted in the front yard of his home in suburban Darwin last week. Key points: NT police say the three-year-old was sexually
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Govt ignores downside of rains: buffel grass

By ERWIN CHLANDA One of the draw-backs of this year’s excellent rains is that they are providing a boon for buffel grass, declared a weed in South Australia but mostly
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82-Year-Old Scuffles With Would-Be Carjacker in Atlanta

Police in Atlanta, Georgia, have released footage of an aborted carjacking during which the 82-year-old victim scuffled with the would-be carjacker, throwing him to the ground. The footage was released
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