Erwin Chlanda

Mayor Damien looks into 2017 and beyond

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Flood mitigation and a new masterplan for the town will be high on the agenda, Mayor Ryan (pictured) tells editor ERWIN CHLANDA.

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Plays, poetry, politics

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State of the world and the Territory as seen from the Totem Theatre stage. LAURIE MAY looks back on 2016, forward to 2017 in our Rest & Reflection series. FULL STORY »

Business doing it tough: Hats off to those having a go!

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By KAY EADE, the Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce NT, takes a look at what works and what doesn’t in our town’s economy.  She is writing our Rest & Reflection series to which we have asked people who make a difference in The Alice to contribute.

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Are we ready for Alice Springs to be the Inland capital?

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Threats from a changing climate, the collapse of the CLP, a council needing a rocket under it and meeting the needs of the people in the Ten Deserts, over an area that would be the world’s 8th biggest country: There’s work to do, writes environmentalist JIMMY COCKING (pictured with son Louka), in our Rest & Reflection series.

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Hard day in court ends with gesture of catharsis

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Making witnesses squirm is all in a day’s work for barrister RUSSELL GOLDFLAM but appearing before the Royal Commission he found himself on the receiving end. The barrister, who is also a talented musician, is the fourth writer in our Rest & Reflection series.

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Aboriginal teenagers: stop spoiling them

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Bring back the long and arduous schooling of initiation, in a new and relevant form, writes renowned botanist PETER LATZ in our Rest & Reflection series. Photo by MIKE GILLAM of Mr Latz in his lovingly cared for rural block which has dozens of native plants.

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Bogged meters off highway and AANT doesn’t lift a finger

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Premium card holder and member for 23 years is told you’re on your own, mate. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Read the fine print.

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Climate change from an Alice perspective: Time to act.

G20 CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTClimate change is likely to bring more extreme weather and temperature rises: In Alice Springs the number of days over 35C is expected to increase from 90 per year to up to 182 by 2070, impacting water, weather, tourism, agriculture, disease and health. As the region may become impossible to live in, the mad enthusiasm for fossil fuel extraction continues, writes local environmentalist ALEX KELLY in our Rest and Reflection series.

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Only two Alice students in the NTCET top 20

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Both are from St Phillip’s College: Dean Sullivan (at left), who is placed third in the NT, and River Pachulicz (at right).

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Alice a place of dreamers and doers – for millennia!

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Opportunities in The Centre are as varied as its lifestyles, writes DARYL GRAY in our Rest and Reflection series published over the festive season.

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