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Community

The “MUPP3TZ 106.9 ” NT Variety Bash

The “MUPP3TZ 106.9 ” NT Variety bash team have once again been busy at work fundraising for Variety NT. We have already registered into this year’s NT Variety bash “Tennant to Townsville” during the 25th August to 1st September We are seeking donations to assist our variety bash team make a difference to kids in […]

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Local News

RV Tourists to Benefit from New Tourist Dump Point

Nhulunbuy Corporation in association with the Caravan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) has recently completed the installation of a Tourist Dump Point in town located on Bottlebrush Avenue (between Hindle Oval 1 and 2). Signage has also been installed from Melville Bay Road to direct traffic to the new facility. CMCA has sponsored the installation […]

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Arnhem Land

Arnhem Land beaches reaching crisis point as Indonesian waste floats ashore

It was a video seen by millions of people worldwide: a diver swimming through Indonesian waters thick with plastic pollution on a scale he said he’d never seen before. But one of the frontlines of this global problem is much further out of the spotlight, on remote Australian beaches so pristine and well protected that some […]

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Sport

Melville Bay Community Boat Ramp Project Update

The Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club wishes to advise that the final stage of the Melville Bay Community Boat Ramp Project is now underway. Over the next 3 months there will be periods of total exclusion of this area due to the operation of heavy machinery. During the ramp closure periods, the access roadway will be […]

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Not the News

DEAL introduces Thunderdome in which Govites battle for housing

DEAL is set to introduce an innovative approach to the town’s perennial housing crisis – a Thunderdome in which residents do battle for an affordable home. The Thunderdome, to be built on the outskirts of Nhulunbuy by yet another interstate construction firm promising local jobs, will be governed by one simple rule – ‘two enter, […]

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World News

Syria’s latest chemical massacre demands a global response

Seven years into its catastrophic conflict, Syria has witnessed yet another major chemical strike. This time the target was the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, just outside Damascus. The death toll currently stands at around 70 – making the attack as deadly as the infamous sarin strike at Khan Sheikhoun almost exactly a […]

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Politics

ACT treaty needed to right past wrongs made against Indigenous people

The Barunga Statement, despite having been effectively ignored for the last 30 years, has been given life by the Northern Territory government which has announced that it will, consistent with the demands incorporated in the statement, begin negotiations with the Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory for a treaty. While differing in content and structure, […]

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Weather

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 15 Nora Now Cat 3

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning. TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 15 Issued at 8:01 pm ACST [8:31 pm AEST] on Friday 23 March 2018 Headline: Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora […]

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Entertainment

Ripple Effect is the all-female Arnhem Land rock band making waves for women in music

Ripple Effect is a group of seven Maningrida women led by manager Jodie Kell, who is based in Sydney but has lived in the West Arnhem community. Its songs switch between a handful of Indigenous languages and members swap instruments between songs. And while an eight-person Indigenous girl group is something of a rarity, the […]

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Food & Drink

Georgias Addictive Cousin to Pizza

Khachapuri, a gooey, addictive, cheese-stuffed flatbread, is ubiquitous in Georgia, the Caucasian country that shares borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey. Except for when there’s a funeral. In Georgia, one is never further than a ball-of-dough’s throw from khachapuri. Everything from corner bakeries to upscale restaurants serve the snack. And while certain versions of […]

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Letters to the Editor

Affordable housing key to post-curtailment Nhulunbuy

The availability of affordable housing is absolutely critical to Gove’s successful transition from a cashed-up mining town to a tourism-based region populated by more realistically salaried families.

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Culture

Bali’s fake ‘Made in Australia’ boomerangs and didgeridoos robbing artists of a living

An undercover 60 Minutes investigation has exposed the Australian businesses importing fake Aboriginal artefacts from Indonesia to sell in Australian tourism stores. The shocking exploitation of more than 40,000 years of indigenous culture has resulted in Aboriginal artists no longer being able to compete in the market – which was one of the largest remaining […]

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Opinion

Make Fares Fairer – by Luke Gosling OAM MP

Northern prosperity translates to national prosperity. Strategic investment in the north yields enormous dividends for the nation as a whole. The north has 5% of the Australian population, but accounts for 50% of our nation’s exports. We need to grow the population of the Top End and develop the Territory’s infrastructure to support the pursuit […]

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Articles

Joining the dots

The British first came to the coastline of Arnhem land, in the northern territory of Australia, in the beginning of the 19th century. They discovered summer shelters of the aboriginal people, which were temporary, built with sheets of bark and illustrations on the inside. These illustrations attracted the British and they stole these when the […]

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