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10 Dec 2014
On Thursday 27 November 2014, Traditional Owners and Children's Ground CEO Jane Vadiveloo welcomed the residents of Jabiru and surrounding communities to celebrate their first year of achievements at the Wurdurd Garriyigarrmerren Community Centre.Read more
10 Dec 2014
A DRAMATIC drop in wildlife numbers in Kakadu National Park is now a major cause for concern amongst conservationists and the Australian Government. Kakadu is home to more than 75 threatened species, probably more than any other Australian conservation reserve. But the past decade has seen a worrying decline in their numbersRead more
10 Dec 2014
INTREPID travellers will be able to cruise the stunning remote areas of Arnhem Land in a unique maritime adventure to be launched on 8 December. Sea Swift’s MV Malu Trader, a working cargo barge, operates a weekly freight service between Darwin and Gove, plus remote coastal communities including Groote Eylandt and Maningrida.Read more
10 Dec 2014
THE NT Grants Commission (NTGC) took its show on the road in West Arnhem recently with a three-day tour of remote communities. The main purpose of their visit was to discuss funding allocation with the West Arnhem Regional Council and communities. Whilst the NTGC was interested in getting a range of views from various people in the West Arnhem communities, it was most interested to hear the views of the Indigenous elected ward members, Local Authority members and community members.Read more
28 Nov 2014
Bettina Danganbarr from Elcho Island enjoys her community policing work, and is encouraging other Indigenous residents in West Arnhem to do the same.Read more
28 Nov 2014
A SPECIALIST in applying earth science techniques to archaeology has been awarded this year’s George Chaloupka Fellowship. Dr Ian Moffat is a PhD graduate from Australian National University, and currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the prestigious Laboratory of Geophysical-Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment within the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Dr Moffat received the Fellowship to support his research project to locate, record and date rock art hidden under mineral ‘skins’.Read more
28 Nov 2014
The tail end of another traffic jam, this time at Cahill’s Crossing on the Gunbalanya road. PHOTO: GORDON SMITHRead more
28 Nov 2014
MEMBER for Arafura Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu MLA was welcomed to West Arnhem by the Regional Council Mayor Lothar Siebert to listen to community concerns, including the need for a morgue in Maningrida.Read more
25 Nov 2014
INJALAK Arts and Crafts’ 25th birthday was literally the icing on the cake for Indigenous culture and traditional arts in West Arnhem this year. A large and enthusiastic crowd turned out for the celebrations in Gunbalanya on Saturday 1 November, enjoying bush tucker cookups, traditional dancing and music, and having a go at everything from damper making and screenprinting to spear-throwing. Many happy returns to the Injalak mob!Read more
13 Nov 2014
JABIRU may be a remote community, but it boasts some of the finest dining experiences in the Northern Territory. For locals in the know, this has never have been in any doubt - but Kakadu Lodge now has the official, gilt-edged proof straight from the Australian Hotels Association. The local Poolside Bar and Bistro picked up the Award for Best Wayside In Dining at the 2014 AHA (NT) harbottle on-premise Gold Plate Awards Gala Dinner on Monday 27 October.Read more