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05 Aug 2014
AS the orange tropical sun set across the lake, the only sounds to rival the country pop, jazz and blues musicians on stage were the shouts and laughter of kids enjoying a great afternoon out in the park. Lake Jabiru was the perfect venue for what turned out to be wonderful, relaxing afternoon and evening of laid-back tunes, art, food, and market stalls. In fact, the inaugural Kakadu Groove on Saturday 19 July was such a success that the organising committee is already at work planning next year’s showRead more
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22 Jul 2014
Minjilang came to life from 23-27 July, as Minjilang Healthy Lifestyle Week brought the local community together to learn about the benefits of quitting smoking and a how to live a healthy lifestyle. As one young man said, “the community has not been this busy, active and fun for long time”. The week delivered heaps of healthy activities ranging from the Skinny Fish Movie Night to the Master Chef Community Cook Ups.Read more
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21 Jul 2014
AN interim environmental report has found that a slurry spill at the Ranger Mine in December 2014 has resulted in no abnormal changes in the air, soil and water around the site. Parliamentary Secretary for Environment Senator Simon Birmingham said “Indigenous communities who live in Kakadu National Park can continue to fish in these rivers and creeks and drink the water without fear of contamination.”Read more
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21 Jul 2014
Two Kakadu Traditional Owners who added land to Kakadu National Park and fought to protect country and culture from uranium mining have been honoured with the inaugural Ochre Green Territory Environmental Awards.Read more
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21 Jul 2014
THE need for a community morgue was one of the first items raised at the first meeing of the newly formed Maningrida Local Authority, held at the West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) offices in Maningrida on 16 July. The Maningrida Local Authority members elected Baru Pascoe as Chairperson and Bernadette Yibarbuk as Deputy Chair. Local Authority meetings are also due to be held in Gunbalanya on 2 July and Warruwi and Minjilang on 6 August. WARC provides secretarial assistance at the meetings and lends a close ear to the concerns of the community. Through the meetings, the Local Authorities have a direct say in how council funds are spent in their communities.Read more
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10 Jul 2014
THE West Arnhem Regional Council is encouraging its residents to embrace the 2014 National NAIDOC theme – Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond, with NAIDOC events in communities recognising the role Indigenous Australians played in times of conflict.Read more
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10 Jul 2014
JUST about everyone from Warruwi was there. Kids painted their faces, wore t-shirts with the colours and names of their favourite teams, and kids at the Warruwi Creche made a huge banner for the event. Held on Saturday 21 June, the Warruwi basketball finals was a huge event. Sparks-Wunyun won the Women's finals, with Mardbalk Cats scratching out a win in the Men's.Read more
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10 Jul 2014
JABIRU locals are rallying around local firefighter Mick Hutton as he prepares to join a round- Australia trek in the Black Dog Ride, raising money for Lifeline and awareness of depression and suicide prevention. On July 26, Mick will be one of 65 motorcyclists setting off from Shelly Beach in Sydney.Read more
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10 Jul 2014
TRADITIONAL owners removed this 4.5m crocodile from the town billabong at Gunbalanya early on the morning of Thursday 3 July. The crocodile had reportedly been taking dogs and cattle and its presence at a popular fishing spot had been described by one local as “a recipe for disaster”.Read more
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25 Jun 2014
A woman is lucky to be after her vehicle was swept off Cahill's Crossing amid rising tidal waters on the East Alligator River. Neville Namarnyilk, at the helm of the Kakadu Cultural Tours boat Guluyambi , which came to the rescue of the woman, says he was guided to the scene of the near-disaster by a marrawadi , or spirit animal.Read more

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