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27 Apr 2015
THE Gunbalanya Night Patrol is a close-knit team of locals who have the safety of their community at heart. While their good work all too often goes unrecognised, this was not the case on Friday 20 March, when the team members were presented with certificates of appreciation for the great work they do in Gunbalanya.Read more
27 Apr 2015
ON 6 March the Northern Territory Electoral Commissioner announced Captain Brown from Minjilang elected unopposed as a new Councillor for West Arnhem Regional Council, representing Barrah Ward.Read more
27 Apr 2015
THE Minjilang Local Authority is using its democratic power for the benefit of children it its community. At its most recent meeting, the Local Authority recommended its funding allocation be spent on a new shade cover for the children’s playground.Read more
27 Apr 2015
THE two-way radio crackles with the news that a person has been found unconscious in a smoke-filled, burning building. Keeping in close contact with one another, two firefighters in breathing apparatus work to facilitate a rescue, moving close to the ground to avoid the stifling heat. The visibility inside the burning office in Jabiru is zero - as you would expect if you are wearing a blindfold! Thankfully, this is just an exercise, part of the Jabiru Fire Brigade's ongoing training.Read more
23 Apr 2015
WEST Arnhem Regional Council will mark the centenary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli with a Centenary March in Jabiru and RAAF flypasts over four communities. In a special event organised by the Council and the Australian Defence Force, three RAAF AF/A-18A Hornets will fly low and fast over Anzac Day services in Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Minjilang and Warruwi from 8.30am Saturday, 25 April 2015.Read more
01 Apr 2015
WOMEN in Jabiru celebrated International Woman’s Day 2015 in style this year with a “Sparkling Cruise” on Yellow Water Billabong proudly hosted by JUiCE and Cooinda Lodge Kakadu.Read more
01 Apr 2015
CHIEF Minister Adam Giles says plans are underway to build a cyclone shelter at Warruwi in the wake of two evacuations since February. On Monday 23 March, 427 Warruwi residents were flown to Darwin on 51 separate flights as Cyclone Nathan headed towards the West Arnhem coast. This followed a similar evacuation on 19 February prior to Cyclone Lam.Read more
01 Apr 2015
RESIDENTS of Jabiru and Gunbalanya had a chance to share ideas with their local Member of Parliament recently when Member for Arafura Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu dropped in for a visit. Speaking in Jabiru on Tuesday 17 March, Mr Kurrupuwu said he was calling for ideas from people on what they needed in their towns.Read more
01 Apr 2015
WEST Arnhem Regional Council Sports and Recreation Officer Sheena Numungara has become the first female Indigenous person in the Northern Territory to complete a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.Read more
01 Apr 2015
ON the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, Mirarr Traditional Owners have expressed their continued sadness at the ongoing human and environmental devastation.Read more