The Arnhem Club Pours Last Pint

Whatever your preference of watering hole in remote Arnhem Land, The Arnhem Club had something its colder neighbour, the Walkabout Tavern, never had and never will have. Call it heart, soul, warmth or ‘hwyl’ from the Welsh word meaning “a complex and intangible quality of passion and sense of belonging that isn’t easy to translate”.

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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 way for Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation to sublease the site to Equatorial Launch Australia, a firm whose $236 million space base proposal is being considered by federal and NT infrastructure funds.

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 screen without AppleCare+.

That is almost twice as expensive as the cost of repairing a screen on an iPhone 8 Plus ($268.95) or an iPhone 8 ($228.95).


NT could be launching within a year

Australia has the potential to capture a greater slice of the $330 billion space industry, and NT’s chief minister says the Top End must be front and centre.

Rockets could be blasting off into space from the Northern Territory within a year, chief minister Michael Gunner says.

During a speech in Darwin on Wednesday, the NT Labor leader is expected to reveal his plans to make the Top End a national security and space exploration hub.

“We could be launching rockets into space from Arnhem Land within a year,” he is expected to tell the Northern Australia Defence Summit.


Elcho bound light-aircraft crashes in NT

THE plane that crashed in Howard Springs killing two pilots yesterday was carrying a body for a funeral service at Elcho Island.

According to a source within the airline industry, the flight was a “funeral transport flight”.

It’s understood the body of the deceased was found separately to the two people killed in the crash.

There has been a suggestion that the coffin may not have been strapped in correctly.


Gove’s Dr. Marco Briceno Recognised at NT Health Excellence Awards

NT Health Excellence Awards at Parliament House earlier this evening. Huge congratulations to Dr. Marco from Gove Hospital:

Emerging Leader of the Year
Dr. Marco Briceno, Top End Health Services

Dr. Marco Briceno provides strategic leadership and oversight of operational activity across multiple disciplines in East Arnhem Region. Dr. Briceno developed from a Senior Clinician and resident surgeon to Director of Medical Services of a remote Hospital – to now leading the Regional Medical workforce for all of East Arnhem Region.

His responsibility reaches across an acute care hospital to now include the diverse portfolio of Primary Health Care medicine. Dr. Briceno plays a pivotal role in engaging frontline clinicians to help create a culture of high performance and ongoing improvement in health service delivery. He exemplifies the value of clinical leadership with action and maintains high clinical governance standards.

A respected an astute clinician – Marco keeps up to date with patient care whilst carrying out his other management and business administrative responsibilities admirably.

Dr. Briceno is a strong patient advocate for patient safety and creating a culture of zero harm and makes it his business to foster effective and harmonious relationships with the overall workforce to the benefits of patients and staff alike.

Gove Golfie Juniors Development Workshops

The Term 4 season has commenced and today junior golf focused on developing golf skills using fun games.

We also had a visitor, Peter Gahan from the Northern Territory of Institute of Sport (NTIS). Mr Gahan is the Manager of Coach and Athlete Development (Physical Development) and he spent the weekend in Gove facilitating coaching development workshops, which are a part of a NTIS Coaching Scholarship Program.

This program focuses on improving the quality of coaching at all levels, across all sporting codes for volunteer Coaches to the High Performance Specialists. Coaches will learn how to deliver programs that increase physical activity for all levels and ages, utilising quality, holistic, stimulating and fun teaching methods.

Scholarship recipients and Community MYGOLF Instructors Johnny and Esther Rika commenced the program this weekend, working on theory and practical modules that looked at Goal Setting, Effective Training Sessions, and Improving Movement Skills and Manipulating the Learning Environment.

Next week’s junior golf session will be game-play on the course, in preparation for the HD EARTHWORKS JUNIOR OPEN and end of year Awards, which is an OCTOBER GOLF MONTH event that will be held on the 28th October, starting 8.00am.

Thank you to ANDY GOULD and his team for keeping the golf course looking amazing and the Club Committee for your support to the junior program. Also thank you to SODEXO for the provision of fresh fruit after junior sessions.



October 15 – MYGOLF Session
October 22 – MYGOLF Session
November 5 – MYGOLF Sessions
November 19 – MYGOLF Session
November 26 – MYGOLF Session
December 3 – MYGOLF Session
December 10 – Final Session for 2017

Contact details: Email or M-0408 856 113

RAAF jets scrambled to intercept suspicious “on time” Airnorth flight

RAAF Base Tindal scrambled two F-35A jets this morning to intercept a Airnorth flight after suspicions were raised about an unusual flight pattern when it departed Darwin airport on time.

One lucky passenger just in time to get whopper

The air force deployed the F-35A Lightning II multirole fighter jets in response to worrying reports from passengers that the flight had not been cancelled or delayed as is generally expected and that they were not given sufficient time to stock up on cheeseburgers for friends and family back in Gove.

Jim Cook, who booked the Airnorth flight in the hope of scoring a free overnight stay, said: “There was a state of utter panic on the plane when it departed without delays or cancellation.”

“We’d all booked it thinking we’d get a free meal or even a free overnight stay out of them.”

“So when it took off on time we just assumed it must have been hijacked.”

Airnorth has been hit with a series of cancellations following an administration oversight: the firm recently found out that they needed to pay people to fly their aircraft and maintain their fleet, which hadn’t been factored into their recruitment plans. It has also been suggested that the exorbitant cost of flights, resulting in a decline in non-wealthy passengers, might be a contributory factor.

Beleaguered Airnorth CEO Daniella Bowlden thanked the RAAF pilots for their speedy response before asking if they could take a hundred passengers each to Cairns.