Erwin Chlanda

183 in a 110 zone: Cannonball Run re-enacted?

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Police crack down on speed offenders on the highway to The Rock. Photo: Ferrari in the 1994 Cannonball Run from Darwin to the Ayers Rock Resort after it crashed into a checkpoint, killing four. FULL STORY »

Drowning in bad news stories? Try this.

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A container converted into a public laundry with washing machines and dryers that work, power and water that is reliable and detergent that never runs out, writes Steve Smith, Aboriginal Investment Group CEO. FULL STORY »

Visitor from afar to Alex’s backyard

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The Pheasant Coucal’s home is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, but it clearly enjoyed his visit to the Old Eastside, writes ALEX NELSON. FULL STORY »

‘Lost’ man survived on bushfood banquet

2612 echidna SM2612 bush passionfruit 2 SMBush passionfruit (at right), sugarbag and echidnas (at left) are likely to have been on the menu for Harold Morton who walked out of his community with just the clothes he was wearing, and survived in the bush for more than two weeks in blistering heat. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Answers to Opposition’s economy questions not boundless

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Government spent more than $400,000 on a single AFL Grand Final advertisement, writes Lia Finocchiaro (pictured), Deputy Opposition Leader. FULL STORY »

Missing man found safe and well after 17 days

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Big ground and air search had failed to find Harold Morton (pictured).

 

UPDATE 5.40pm FULL STORY »

Our bushfire fighting: Up in the air?

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Water bombers, the big ones carrying more than 15 tonnes of fire fighting fluid, were used in the Tasmanian bushfires but were not available to the fire fighters battling in the West Macs under horrendous conditions in January. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Ryan to run in Braitling for the CLP?

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The Mayor (at right) is not confirming nor denying it, and we’ve now asked fellow town council member and CLP vice-president Jamie deBrenni (at left) for a response. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Incentives for teachers is only one small step: COGSO

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Incentives need to be provided in all regional and remote communities across the Northern Territory, such as the removal of HELP debts for substantial work periods in these roles, writes TABBY FUDGE (pictured), president of the Northern Territory Council of Government School Organisations. FULL STORY »

Crime statistics horrendous, says Lambley

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The town needs a circuit breaker to stop this crime wave, an emergency youth curfew or the police tactical response unit coming, writes  ROBYN LAMBLEY, Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »