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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

Daughter of Arnhem Land honoured

Raised on Yirrkala mission in Arnhem Land in the 1950s, Ms Marika was initially tutored in traditional bark painting by her artist father Mawalan Marika, who encouraged her and her sisters to paint the ancestral creation stories of their clan, an activity typically reserved only for Yolngu men. In addition to her forging her own […]

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Arnhem Land

Top End community reels after petrol sniffing death of 12-year-old-boy

A TIGHT-KNIT Top End community has been left reeling after the petrol sniffing death of a 12-year-old-boy.

The young boy was reportedly found by family members unresponsive in the back of a car in the East Arnhem Land community of Gapuwiyak earlier this week.

Senior Sergeant Dan Whitfield-Jones told Gove FM on Thursday that after discovering the boy, his family took him inside and started CPR, called the clinic and police.

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Sport

Gopu Football Club Supporting NHS Students

Gopu Football Club supporting 9 x Nhulunbuy High School students financially in the NT AFL under 15yrs championships in Darwin. Taking it a step further, with supplying each student with each the following a – – Gopu footy bag for game day – Gopu water bottle – Gopu key chain – and toiletries for the […]

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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

MORE TERRITORIANS TO BENEFIT FROM THE COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND

The Territory Labor Government introduced changes in Parliament this week to the Community Benefit Fund to ensure it benefits more Territorians.

Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said Territorians want our vital community organisations to receive the funding they deserve through a well-administered Community Benefit Fund.

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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

Gurrumul (PG) – Film Review

Opening in cinemas at the same time as his final album tops the ARIA charts, this documentary offers an intimate look at the life of Gurrumul – the singer with an angelic voice who raised awareness of Yolngu culture around the world. The contrast between crass commercial exploitation of musicians in the search for fame […]

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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

Indigenous flag designer says idea to police the authenticity of Aboriginal art is ‘repugnant’

The designer of the Aboriginal flag has lambasted an idea to police the authenticity of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander art, believing it to be steeped in “institutional racism”. The Federal Government is currently undertaking an inquiry that aims to prevent exploitation of Indigenous culture through the proliferation of “inauthentic” art and artefacts. But although […]

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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

Anzac Day is also about the right to democratic dissent and those who fought for it

In response to foiled plans for a terrorist attack at an Anzac Day commemoration service, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that interfering with such an event is “utterly alien to Australians”.

But Abbott is wrong. While any attack resulting in deaths would be reprehensible, and quite different to interruptions to services in the past, interfering with an Anzac Day service has been a very Australian way of drawing public attention to an issue.

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