Erwin Chlanda

Albrecht oval lights a boon for sport, town: Cricket boss

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Light spill outside the oval is minimal, says cricket president Bruce Walker. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

The beauty of things around us, every day

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Lost & Found joins the fascination with things that are neither new nor expensive. ERWIN CHLANDA went to the opening last night. FULL STORY »

First electric car in the Finke

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A female crew will race the first zero-emission car in the desert race starting Saturday. FULL STORY »

Congress probe: ORIC will only outline process

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CEO Donna Ah Chee says the regulator has assured Congress the audit does not arise as a result of any complaint or any other compliance concerns of ORIC. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Three men escape from gaol

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Lock your homes, don’t give them a lift, say police.


UPDATE 12.50pm: Randall Dixon and Herbert Young have been arrested. Only Manfred Connelly (left photo) is still at large.


UPDATE 3.45pm June 7: Police have arrested the third man “within the area of Alice Springs”. FULL STORY »

BESS jumps in when the sun doesn’t shine

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Smoothing out the peaks and troughs of sunlight with clouds around, and allowing the shut-down of polluting gas motors instead of keeping them idling in “spinning reserve” is the job of the new $8.3m battery (pictured) at Territory Generation’s Ron Goodin power station in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA went on a look-see organised by the Arid Lands Environment Centre. FULL STORY »

Gas reference group will have a hard time

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If the new gas industry reference group wants to establish trust and confidence in the government and in the on-shore gas mining industry, it will have a hard time considering that two thirds of our elected representatives were excluded from the decision making process, and the decision was made behind closed doors, writes Bruce Francais, of Katherine. FULL STORY »

Fewer pokies, help for gambling addicts




Natasha Fyles (pictured) winds back the number of gaming machines “dramatically increased” under the Giles government. FULL STORY »

Solar battery for Alice, more hybrid systems out bush

Remote areas will save 15% on diesel as more power comes from the sun. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

The millions and the misery

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Will the 24/7 Youth Club get a look-in by Congress which wants to use the Memo Club for “non clinical programs” instead of kids at risk? Meanwhile, the regulator of Congress want to examine its books. Keep your calculator app handy in case you head starts to spin over tens of millions of dollars at the meeting on Thursday, in the Andy McNeill room, at 5.30pm. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE June 5, 2.10pm FULL STORY »