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11 May 2015
The first round of the 2015 Jabiru Mixed Netball competition had some keenly contested games. No game was closer than the first cab off the rank between JAS and last year’s champions, Kia Kaha. The teachers’ team gave Kia Kaha a lesson out on the court, getting over the line at the final whistle by just one point.Read more
11 May 2015
MEMBERS of the Telstra team who visited Jabiru on Thursday 7 May say they were knocked out by the turnout and the friendliness of the residents. “The people of Jabiru were keen to talk to us about their town and the work they did out here,” one team member said. West Arnhem Regional Council Head of Corporate Services Valentin Markez spoke with the visiting Telstra techs about the possibility of hooking up West Arnhem communities to fibre optic broadband.Read more
11 May 2015
Meet ERA’s 2015 intake of new trainees and school-based apprentices. The new recruits include Jasmine Taylor and Elizabeth Miller, ERA’s first Indigenous female Plant Operations trainees, as well as Keleasha Ogden, ERA’s first local Indigenous female Community Relations trainee.Read more
11 May 2015
Black Arm Band return to the West Arnhem communities of Gunbalanya and Maningrida this month as part of its NT Remote Community Tour. The band delivered music workshops in Gunbalanya and Maningrida in late 2013, and although the concerts in Gunbalanya and Maningrida were delayed, Black Arm Band is delighted to now be presenting the large-scale and highly acclaimed production ‘dirtsong’ in the ‘Country’ that inspired its very creation. This journey for the work is what the original creators had always envisaged.Read more
11 May 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to Clare Piamnok from Papua New Guinea, who became an Australian citizen in a ceremony at the West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) offices in Jabiru on Thursday 26 March 2015.Read more
11 May 2015
It was a huge turnout for Anzac Day in Jabiru, as residents arrived in droves to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most significant events in our national calendar. In his opening address at the Dawn Service, West Arnhem Councillor Ralph Blyth spoke of the terrible odds the Anzac troops faced coming ashore on that fateful day in Turkey, Sunday 25 April 1915.Read more
07 May 2015
The Diaries of Flemming Jensen, 1968-69. Episode 1, in which Flemming sets out from Denmark on his world travels, winding up on a beach in Darwin “which was a bit like hell because of the heat and the million mosquitoes that also live here”.Read more
27 Apr 2015
WHEN Sarah Groves answered the call of nature one night she got a lot more “nature” than she bargained for. Sarah had the displeasure of discovering a two-metre olive python lying in wait, coiled up in the water in her toilet bowl.Read more
27 Apr 2015
THE Gunbalanya crew were back in Darwin on Wednesday 15 April, participating in a couch surfing race for Youth Week. The Gunbalanya boys, who won the race last year, didn’t take out the chequered flag this time around – but they did raise awareness around youth homelessness, and had a lot of fun along the way.Read more