Erwin Chlanda

Opportunity knocking at Clontarf Academy

 

“Clontarf makes me come to school more, keeps me out of trouble,” says Jordan Khan, from the Clontarf Academy at Centralian College. He and fellow students Elisiah Wasaga and Dereece Hanley-Satour are being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stuart to attend a “fun packed learning experience” in Adelaide, run by the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke to the three young men. FULL STORY »

Titjikala wins section of national Tidy Towns awards

The desert community of Titjikala south of Alice Springs last night won the national Heritage and Culture section of the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards 2014. The award was picked up by community members including CEO Jeff MacLeod, and Sid Anderson (pictured), president of MacDonnell Regional Council, at the presentation ceremony in Victor Harbor, SA, last night.

PICTURED (from left) are Jeff Macleod, CEO MacDonnell Regional Council; Peter McLean, CEO Keep Australia Beautiful, Sid Anderson, President, MacDonnell Regional Council; Darren Wilyuka, Civil Works Assistant, Titjikala; Heimo Schober, Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT) and Kevin Moneymoon, Civil Works Assistant, Titjikala. FULL STORY »

NT Govt. locks out Federal BDR fact finders

Mum’s the word about Banned Drinkers Register, court tired of coward punchers and free wine if you stay with them. ALCOHOL WATCH #16 by Russell Guy. FULL STORY »

‘Payback 7’: sternum blow may have caused heart failure; multiple stab & puncture wounds; no evidence of genital burns

DAY 4, updated April 3, 1.30pm.

 

There was no evidence of burns to the genital area detected at autopsy, forensic pathologist Dr Eric Donaldson told the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today during the committal hearing into the death of Kummunjayi Pollard. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Bottleshop cops deter grocery shoppers – claim

 

 

While the police is touting as a success the “full lockdown” at all bottle shops the CEO of the company running the three IGA stores in Alice Springs says the measure is affecting not only liquor, but also grocery sales. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Wine in glass bottles at the Northside IGA store. Some brands will soon be available in plastic bottles. FULL STORY »

Questions ALP Senator Nova Peris will not answer

 

 

 

The ALP Senator for the NT, Nova Peris (pictured), has declined to answer questions put to her by the Alice Springs News Online about what is shaping up as the key question in Territory Aboriginal affairs: economic development on Aboriginal land. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

‘Payback 7′ hearing: ‘They was punching him a lot of times.’

DAY TWO

 

Kumunjayi Pollard appeared to be dead when his body was dumped off the north Stuart Highway on February 13 last year. It was discovered two days later. Seven men face court over his death, six charged with murder, one with being an accessory after the fact. KIERAN FINNANE  reports on this morning’s eye-witness account. FULL STORY »

Cr Eli Melky: the good and the bad

 

 

 

Cr Eli Melky (pictured) loses his bid on pouring out grog – all goes in the dirt if you drink in public – but he strikes a blow for transparency; economic development in the bush gains traction and the council finally gets into the loop on town planning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Alison spooking the horses – someone has to do it!

 

 

Alison Anderson: Love her or loathe her, she does tend to expose our Legislative Assembly as a house of mendacity and mediocrity. FULL STORY »

Desert Knowledge probe continuing, No 2 man quits

 

 

 

The NT Government’s review of Desert Knowledge is continuing, according to a government spokesman, “looking into the future shape and the various aspects of the Desert Knowledge Precinct. Meanwhile DKA’s number two man, Mike Crowe (pictured)  has jumped ship. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »