Erwin Chlanda

Torrent of toxic Facebook posts after Mall melee

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Upstairs – downstairs: While the high and mighty celebrate the Aboriginal flag flying on Anzac Hill, at its foot kids continued to riot, sparking a toxic social media outburst. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

National Aboriginal art gallery in the wide open spaces?

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As the government’s top-down attitude is causing uproar, is the solution to our town’s make or break project on our doorstep? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes

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A snapped buckle couldn’t stop history from being made: Aboriginal flag flies from Anzac Hill. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Show Day Two: Quilts, snow peas and sausage tying

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Dr Anna Madabushi and son Adi scored in the agriculture section. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the Show.


UPDATE July 17, 2018: New attendance record. FULL STORY »

Youngsters shine in cattle classes at the show

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Thursday’s sale scored good prices for heavy cattle, but heifers and light stock were had to sell. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Some creatures in The Centre used to be big

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Remains from eight million years ago of the Alcoota megafauna give a glimpse into The Centre’s distant past in the museum opened in Todd Mall today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Govt tourism spend: The figures may be a real shocker




Questions to Minister Lauren Moss: For our apparently vast expenditure, how many bums in seats do we get? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Prof Rolf Gerritsen who wonders whether the engagement of consultants is prevarication on the part of the government. FULL STORY »

At Show time, cattle bring out sales, skills and stories




Herd cattle to be auctioned tomorrow, bulls on Saturday and in between townies and bushies will test their skills and swap their yarns. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Convention Bureau appointment raises questions

The new director will live interstate but has spent four years in Darwin and the main contacts are down south, says the Department of Tourism and Culture. FULL STORY »

Will more consultants get tourism out of the mire?



A gaggle of players – contracted consultants – will advise Tourism Minister Lauren Moss (pictured) about the “record $103m Turbocharging Tourism“. Will it be a matter of too many cooks spoiling the broth? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 10.55am: Tender details.


UPDATE 1.40pm: Partial response from Minister Moss. FULL STORY »