Erwin Chlanda

Cops hush up dangerous joyride

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Police fail to inform the public about actions of children that put their lives and those of other road users in mortal danger on Sunday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. And while they say they have CCTV images, they will not release them. Meanwhile over night, eight vehicles were stolen by culprits yet unknown.


UPDATE March 15, 8:50am: Four more youths arrested. FULL STORY »

Delays with electricity generators in Alice, Tennant



Handover of Territory Generation’s new engines (similar to the ones pictured) in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek power stations is delayed and no dates are given for it. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Government alcohol policies a giant hangover

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Cops at bottle shops (POSIs): Is the police doing what the government is telling it, or is it bending to the demands of the police union? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: POSIs absent from the Todd Tavern take-away on the weekend.


UPDATE 3:40pm: POSIs “balanced” with other needs, says police.


UPDATE 3:50pm: Lambley pleased Gunner “flip-flopped”. FULL STORY »

Unfolding story: Kids race ute through town

They do wheelies in the Anzac Oval carpark, possible location for the National Indigenous Art Gallery, and run a red light at the Wills Terrace – Leichhardt Terrace intersection. Police say they will provide details. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 1:35pm:

“Still investigating.”


UPDATE 3:10pm March 13 Police release: “The offenders are in custody. Police cannot comment further.” FULL STORY »

Women power gets palliative care facility

2523 Palliative Care women SMPersistence pays off for three women, and their supporters: After a campaign over more than two decades, Alice Springs has a dedicated place for people near the end of their life. Pictured are the main players (from left) Sandra Clyne, Mary Miles, Robyn Lambley and current Health Minister Natasha Fyles. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Miners seek certainty under native title

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The Minerals Council of Australia outlines a set of principles – stability, certainty, efficiency, opportunity – against which broader proposals for Native Title Act reform can be tested. FULL STORY »

It’s raining

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Make the most of it: It’s easing from tomorrow. FULL STORY »

Selfie at the top of the world

2522 Bill Yan Everest 2 SM2522 Bill Yan Everest 1 SMAlice man Bill Yan (pictured) finds extremes as he climbs to Everest base camp. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Rampaging kids: Dale Wakefield drops the ball

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Is there a case for the community to step in? ERWIN CHLANDA comments. FULL STORY »

Man in a hurry, surrounded by people who were not

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Tracker (pictured) was ahead of most of his contemporaries. He left behind ideas which they are still struggling to catch up with. ERWIN CHLANDA reviews sections of the book Tracker by Alexis Wright. FULL STORY »