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NLC Grant Lease for Rocket Launch Facility

AUSTRALIA’S first civilian spaceport is another step closer with Northern Territory traditional owners preparing to lease land to a company that wants to blast off small rockets. The Northern Land Council has granted a 275ha lease in northeast Arnhem Land to the Gumatj clan for use as a commercial rocket launching facility. That’ll pave the […]

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Local News

Gunyangara signs 99-year lease

After 10 years of negotiations, members of the Gumatj clan in the community of Gunyangara in north-east Arnhem Land have signed a 99-year lease that will give them control over development on their own land. “I think it’s a milestone for us in a way, 10 years in the making to be able to get […]

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Sea Swift & EARC Team Up for Recycling Initiative

Sea Swift has joined forces with East Arnhem Regional Council to help reduce landfill waste and increase recycling in the Northern Territory’s remote island communities. The Northern Australia shipping company will be sponsoring the Council over the next 12 months by transporting recycling materials from the East Arnhem Land communities back to Darwin for processing at […]

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Gove Junior Rugby League Gratitude

Hi Govites Firstly I would like to thank all our kids that participated this year for Gove Jr Rugby League 2017 season, without you guys/gals this would not be possible. Thank you to All the Committee members/Coaches/Refs and anyone else that had volunteered their time endlessly without you guys (as they say) the wheels would […]

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Arnhem Land

Rocket base neighbour has no plans to move

A ROCKET base in Arnhem Land may have to get used to having an immediate neighbour, unless a long-term resident is kicked out of his home on the edge of the planned launch site. There, in a house dubbed a “hideout of Galarrwuy Yunupingu”, lives a whitefella adopted by the Gumatj clan named Fonte, who […]

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World News

Huge cost of a smashed iPhone X screen

IF you’re getting the Apple iPhone X, you probably don’t want to drop it — or you’ll want to get Apple Care+ coverage with your deal. Apple has revealed how much it will cost to repair the phone if the screen is damaged. In Australia, an iPhone X will cost $418.95 to just repair the […]

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Not the News

Holy Mackerel by Phil O’Brien – Final

Basically the next week saw me and Steve venture out, but it was just too rough and we’d come chugging back again. This frustrated Steve, for he was born to catch mackerel, but not only that, he had to fill his 3-ton freezer with fillets to cash up. The coffees got stronger, the unspoken silences […]

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Food & Drink

Here are Australia’s top five burgers, according to chef Miguel Maestre

AUSTRALIA’S burger obsession is showing no signs of slowing. Aussie burgers have evolved from the days of canned pineapple and beetroot to a more sophisticated burger. Coming up on The Living Room on Channel Ten today is the annual ‘Hot List’ episode. In this episode, Miguel Maestre scours the country to track down his top five burgers in […]

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The artists saving traditional knowledge for the next generation

English-born landscape artist John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda, a Yolngu bark painter from north-east Arnhem Land, may seem an unlikely alliance. People might look at Wolseley, his lineage traceable to the Saxons, and Mulkun, the daughter of a murdered warrior, her Yolngu ancestors on this continent for tens of thousands of years before time held […]

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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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