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Community

$80,000 Aboriginal Workforce Grants

You can apply for a grant of up to $80,000 for initiatives or projects that result in more Aboriginal Territorians entering employment and developing careers within the workplace. You can apply if you are a Northern Territory enterprise and employ Aboriginal Territorians including incorporated Aboriginal organisations, private businesses, industry bodies, not-for-profit organisations and other incorporated organisations.

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Local News

Latram Targeted by Mindless Vandals

Sadly over the weekend infrastructure and vegetation at the Latram have been subject to mindless acts of vandalism. Dhimurru is seeking any information relating to this incident and a reward will be offered for information that identifies the offenders. Nhulunbuy Police have been notified. Please call 8939 2700 if you have any information.

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Arnhem Land

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Sport

Rika reaps rewards from MyGolf

A 15-year-old girl who was Australia’s MyGolfer of the month back in September 2013 when she was just 11 is now helping to nurture the next generation of female golfers in a remote community. Her name is Katelyn Rika, and she lives in Gove in the Northern Territory. Since the age of eight, she has […]

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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

Schnapps, whipping and sacks: how Christmas traditions evolved around the world

Carole Cusack, University of Sydney Christmas has become a cultural event, associated with the giving of gifts and lavish meals with friends and family. But the traditional understanding of Christmas is that it’s a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus. The idea of giving gifts may be traced to the Bible, in which 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

Close the Gap report to show three of seven targets on track

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will hand down the 10th annual report on the Close the Gap strategy on Monday. Malcolm Turnbull insists jobs and setting up businesses are crucial to improving the lives of indigenous Australians as he prepares to hand down the annual Closing the Gap report. The latest report card on the federal […]

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Opinion

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Articles

Is Western science is finally catching up with Traditional Knowledge

A team of researchers in northern Australia have documented kites and falcons, “firehawks,” intentionally carrying burning sticks to spread fire: It is just one example of western science catching up to Indigenous Traditional Knowledge. James Padolsey/Unsplash George Nicholas, Simon Fraser University Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially […]

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