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08 Aug 2014
West Arnhem Regional Council is starting a Women's Netball and Mixed Touch Football Competition in Jabiru, and looking to kick things off from Tuesday 2 September. Grab a nomination form at reception, or click on the pic and follow the links to download.Read more
05 Aug 2014
A SERIES of recent photographs has created an amazing visual archive documenting the arrival of Europeans in Arnhem Land as depicted in rock art from the era. The photographs are the work of Northern Territory photojournalist David Hancock, who visited sites with elders of the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area in West Arnhem Land. The project, titled ‘Fragile First Impressions,’ conserves the fragile rock art of the plateau in conjunction with the traditional owners. PHOTO: Arnhem Land owner John Reid with 'contact art' showing ships and Europeans. PHOTO COURTESY DAVID HANCOCK/WARDDEKEN LAND MANAGEMENTRead more
05 Aug 2014
Visitors will soon be able to cruise from Darwin to Nhulunbuy (Gove), via Arnhem Land's remote coastal communities, on board a working cargo ship as part of a unique new tourism venture supported by the Territory Government.Read more
05 Aug 2014
A GUNBALANYA School teacher whose work is helping Indigenous students build their expertise in money management has been recognised for her outstanding contribution with a Commonwealth Bank Foundation Teaching Award. Elizabeth Bowyer joined 15 other awardees, selected from more than 250 Kindergarten to Year 12 teachers across the nation, at the ceremony on Friday 25 July 2014.Read more
05 Aug 2014
THE annual Mahbilil community festival is returning to Jabiru in 2014, to be held on Saturday 6 September. This vibrant community event has been running for many years and brings together music, arts and culture from the Mirarr people and across the Top End. The one-day celebration of cultural diversity and community is the premier cultural event on Jabiru’s calendar, bringing together a range of local Aboriginal and balanda (non- Aboriginal Australian) arts and crafts, food stalls, entertainment, parades, market stalls and installations.Read more
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
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
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
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
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