Erwin Chlanda

Woman killed in The Gap: Man charged with hit & run

Police are looking for white ute. – Media release.


UPDATE January 6

Police have charged a 50-year-old man and remanded him in custody, to appear in court on Monday.


Mayor Ryan short on answers on top issues

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He also resorted to abuse rather than answer questions, labelling them as “rubbish”and asking that “we stop playing funny buggers here”. He had nothing to say about recent approaches to council from senior Arrernte men (pictured); latest tourism stats; summer crime to date; flood mitigation and more. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Lightning kills man at King’s Canyon




Aussie tourist in family group of five killed by lightning at popular rim walk (pictured). Police report. FULL STORY »

New attraction while we can’t look after the ones we have?

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Will a national Indigenous art gallery go the same way the National Transport Hall of Fame is likely to? Let’s get the foundations laid properly first before building castles in the sky, comments ALEX NELSON. FULL STORY »

Alice could be close to 100% solar right now




Instead of the massively expensive Owen Springs electricity station upgrade, cheaper solar generators, energy efficiency measures or other stuff like an Energy from Waste plant at the tip could have put us twice as far on the road to renewables right now than the government wants us to be in 2030. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with engineer Paul Darvodelsky. FULL STORY »

With Gunner and Scullion, Batchelor doesn’t need Santa




Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s claims that his government honours transparency are hollow while he gives millions to an organisation which treats that principle with contempt. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Batchelor doesn’t need Santa. It has Gunner and Scullion.




Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s claims that his government honours transparency are hollow while he gives millions to an organisation which treats that principle with contempt. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

The Centre’s landscape brought into a castle in town

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Two Dutch artists celebrated The Centre’s natural wonders in a stunning cylindrical painting. Sadly, after 30 years as a major tourist attraction, Panorama Guth burned down 2005. Historian ALEX NELSON remembers. FULL STORY »

No Turnbull Christmas present for CDU




Charles Darwin University expects to lose $5.5m in funding over the next two years, write Warren Snowdon (pictured)Luke Gosling and Malarndirri McCarthy. FULL STORY »

Santa’s big day: Hot and maybe wet

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Temperature could be a record but rain is not very likely. PHOTO: It won’t be anything like this. FULL STORY »