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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
01 Apr 2015
LISA Curry MBE AO came to Jabiru on Monday 2 March as part of her “One Life, One Chance Aussie Road Trip” to promote simple answers to a healthier life. Her visit was made possible with support from the West Arnhem Regional Council.Read more
23 Mar 2015
Residents of Warruwi on South Goulburn Island are again being flown to Darwin this morning, as the category 2 Tropical Cyclone Nathan bears down on the island community.Read more
10 Mar 2015
DANIEL Wilson and Justin Cooper from West Arnhem College Jabiru are getting a taste of the big time, playing for Katherine Big River Hawks in the NTFL Under-18 competition. Jabiru Academy Clontarf Foundation Director Leith Waterbury said the boys had a chance to meet some of the footy code’s big guns last weekend.Read more
10 Mar 2015
Dr Louise Hamby and Bunug Galaminda at Mardbalk Arts and Culture with photos from Goulburn Island mission times. An anthropologist from Australian National University, Dr Hamby spent several days showing the Warruwi community the photos she brought with her, with many people really happy to see photos of themselves and their families.Read more
10 Mar 2015
FOR Amanda Henderson, taking up a position as chef at the Jabiru Golf Club is something of a homecoming. Amanda first came to Jabiru at the age of three, growing up here before leaving in 1998 to pursue her career as a chef. Back then, Amanda’s surname was Dunstan – a well-known family name in Jabiru, particularly at the Golf Club.Read more
10 Mar 2015
Severe Tropical Cyclone Lam has left a trail of destruction across Arnhem Land after crossing the coast as a Category 4 at Ramingining, 80km east of Maningrida, around 2am Friday 20 February. West Arnhem communities escaped its full force, with the Warruwi community at Goulburn Island evacuated as a precautionary measure.Read more