Erwin Chlanda

Palm Valley suffers as buffel intrudes

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While South Australia has been fighting a war against buffel for decades, and last year declared the grass to be a weed, in the NT the feral plant has been allowed to spread practically unchecked. There is now a major infestation of Palm Valley, one of The Centre’s prime social and economic assets. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Fracking regulations, Take 2? No, it’s a wrap.

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An “independent certified third party inspector” should be assessing the oil and gas wells, urged international energy law expert Tina Hunter (at left), who advises the NT Government. But Mines Minister Dave Tollner (at right) doesn’t like the idea. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

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Finke Desert Race moves to secure its future

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Crowd close to desert racer going flat out: how to head off the risk to spectator safety is the biggest challenge for the iconic race.ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Postal votes not likely to change Lingiari result

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Only votes from two-thirds of enrolled voters have been counted so far, but the turnout in Lingiari is usually low. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Greens Senate candidate Michael Connard has a leg to stand on.

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Chris Tudor’s mission: Top education for Outback kids

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In three decades St Philip’s College headmaster Chris Tudor made a dream come true that started during his childhood in Broken Hill. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.

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Snowdon keeps Lingiari despite a drop in his vote

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Independents and minor parties do better than in 2013 but not by a lot. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Pistol shooting and donuts making have a lot in common

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The fastest donuts in the west have a history almost as long as the Alice Springs Show. PHOTO: Pistol Club life member Bill Low with a high caliber donut machine. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Will you pay for this, Adam?

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Chief Minister puts “explosives in the hands of morons,” local resident says, but Alice Springs police had no reports of injuries nor damage. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Sideshow alley packed on Show Day One

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… and fireworks are yet to come. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Show bull: His hindquarter made him grand champion

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Length and a really good hind quarter got this bull the champion ribbon. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the Alice Springs Show.

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