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01 Oct 2014
If you squinted you could imagine you were anywhere in the Pacific. Friends and families of the Papua New Guinea community in Jabiru celebrated their Independence Day on 13 September with traditional dancing and singing and a feast of cassava, kumu, sago, fish, buffalo and more ...Read more
30 Sep 2014
SCONES and lamingtons were on the menu for morning tea on Australian Citizenship Day as the Mayor of West Arnhem Regional Council, Lothar Siebert, officially welcomed two Jabiru residents as new Australian citizens.Read more
30 Sep 2014
Students, families and community members got together at the Warruwi Recreation Hall for a wonderful, windy Wednesday of kite flying recently. There were colourful kites and clever kite pilots galore!Read more
30 Sep 2014
Council works crew from Jabiru spent a couple of days recently learning the dog handler's tricks of the trade.Read more
30 Sep 2014
The artistic skills of young people in Warruwi were on display recently when the Mardbalk Arts and Culture held a local community exhibition in the art space.Read more
30 Sep 2014
Jabiru is really splashing out this time, and the pool may never be the same! The Jabiru community has managed to raise just shy of $15,000 to in order to purchase a new pool inflatable.Read more
16 Sep 2014
THE Tiwi Islands Regional Council (TIRC) and the West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) are working more closely together after an initiative of WARC Mayor Lothar Siebert came to fruition last week. Mayor Siebert invited the TIRC Mayor and Councillors to attend an Ordinary Council Meeting at the WARC Chambers in Jabiru on Wednesday 10 September. Attending the meeting were TIRC Mayor Lynette De Santis, Councillors Anita Moreen and Lesley Tungatalum, and Chief Executive Officer Alan Hudson.Read more
16 Sep 2014
PEOPLE came flooding in from all over Arnhem Land. From the outstations around Jabiru. From Yirrkala and Galiwinku in the east, to Warruwi, Maningrida, Minjilang and Gunbalanya in the west. For two days, throughout the the Gurrung Sports Carnival and long into the night of the Mahbilil Festival, Jabiru, in the heart of Kakadu National Park, was home to a thriving hub of activity. One surprise announcement in the short build-up to Mahbilil was the extremely popular inclusion of the Djuki Mala dance group, or Chooky Dancers. Mandy Garling kicked off the musical acts, which also included Neville Namarnjilk, the Mimi Band, the Bininj Band and The Minjilang Connection, along with performances from Kindred Circus, Bininj Gunborrk and Gunbalanya Dancers. Plus there was the headline act, East Journey, all the way from Yirrkala in East Arnhem Land.Read more
16 Sep 2014
The 2014 Gurrung Sports Carnival is over for another year, with hundreds of competitors travelling home to their communities. Some will be carry trophies, some will be carrying bruises and battered pride – but all competitors will be carrying with them memories of a great couple of days of sport and sportsmanship.Read more
16 Sep 2014
THE efforts of triathletes competing in Kakadu are helping keep our CareFlight choppers in the air, with money raised in the second annual Kakadu Triathlon, held in Jabiru on Saturday 31 May, handed over to CareFlight in Darwin on Monday 8 September.Read more