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15 Apr 2014
KAKADU has some of the most beautiful wetlands in the world. But for the Bininj kids on board the Kakadu Cultural Tours boat the Guluyambi , it goes so much deeper than that. For these children, the Jabiru Area School excursion the Magela Wetlands on Thursday 13 March is also about connecting with country. Their guide for the day is Neville Namarnyilk, who also happens to be Bininj. Neville has a wealth of knowledge of the wildlife of the area, along with dreaming stories, traditional survival skills, bush tucker, and medicine. And he’s not shy about sharing it. “It’s really important for these kids to come and see what’s here, to experience what’s in the billabong,” Neville says.Read more
15 Apr 2014
Click here to register for the 2104 Kakadu Triathlon OUR triathletes are hard at it once again, preparing to take the plunge, ride it out, and do the hard yards in the build-up to the 2014 Kakadu Triathlon. Potential competitors are now swimming, cycling and running their way to fitness in readiness for the big event. And this year’s triathlon is shaping up to be bigger and better than before. Interest has grown not only among locals, but among hardcore triathletes around the country, following the runaway success of the inaugural event. The triathlon, which won Community Event of the Year in this year’s Australia Day awards, is one of the biggest events on the Jabiru community calendar.Read more
19 Mar 2014
Researchers in Western Australia have found the Kakadu Plum could provide the most powerful antioxidant treatment yet in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.Read more
17 Mar 2014
LOCAL people in West Arnhem will soon have a more direct voice in local government with the establishment of Local Authorities. The West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) is now calling for leaders and community-minded people to nominate for Local Authority Members in Gunbalanya, Minjilang, Warruwi and Maningrida.Read more
17 Mar 2014
PARKS is urging drivers to keep an eye out for wildlife, after three small crocodiles were killed by vehicles in less than a fortnight.Read more
03 Mar 2014
COUNCILLORS from the West Arnhem Regional Council have hit out at the loss of Indigenous jobs in their communities after the NT Government pulled housing contracts for NT Housing tenancy management, repairs and maintenance.Read more
03 Mar 2014
The Jabiru Bombers have bounced back from two comprehensive regular season defeats to win the NTFL Division 2 qualifying final against arch rivals Banks Bulldogs by 17 points.Read more
03 Mar 2014
WARRUWI artist Jobie Manakgu has vision of art as a means of passing on culture, learning and stories from one generation to the next. Jobie’s efforts were rewarded recently when his painting of a creation spirit won the ‘My Home, My Country’ art competition at Warruwi.Read more
03 Mar 2014
Miranda Tapsell, one of the stars of the hit movie The Sapphires, was filming at Lake Jabiru on Saturday 22 February. Miranda, who grew up in Kakadu, is being featured in a new documentary called Who We Are: Brave New Clan from CAAMA Productions.Read more
17 Feb 2014
The West Arnhem Regional Council is trialing new opening hours at the Alberto Luglietti Memorial Pool in Jabiru. Whether you're in training for the 2014 Kakadu Triathlon on Saturday, May 31, or just want to keep in shape in the pool and undercover gym, you are now welcome to use the facilities from 6am on Mondays and Thursdays.Read more