Erwin Chlanda

Are there a better ways to spend $24m?

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The construction of a $24m railway overpass 12 kilometres south of Alice Springs will start next month, replacing an existing level crossing with a new 40 metre bridge over the rail line. Is this money well spent, we are asking our readers. FULL STORY »

Thunder in The Alice

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Alice Springs was treated to a revhead’s dream this weekend at the Drag Strip where competitors of all ages battled it out in front of some very impressive crowds. CHRIS CORDERO reports. FULL STORY »

Work starts on 250 affordable housing dwellings

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A program is under way to create 250 “affordable housing” dwellings in Alice Springs, within about three years. Construction has started on the first project, 11 units in Gillen, obtained from a private developer. The first 50 are scheduled to come on stream next year. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Drugs found on bus from Adelaide

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A 24-year-old man will appear in the Magistrates Court today charged with drug offences following a routine search on a bus traveling from Adelaide. FULL STORY »

Why do we not think BIG about tourism?

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I attended another token forum recently which had the publicised intention of gathering local ideas on future development, facilitating infrastructure for the Central Australian Region. I was once again disheartened not only by the tokenistic pretense at listening to local ideas, but most of all I was struck by the lack of imagination, adventure, forward thinking or just plain guts that was on display in that thinking. FULL STORY »

Electricity prices coming down: Tollner

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Territorians will pay less for their power with today’s axing of Labor’s Carbon Tax, writes Treasurer Dave Tollner (pictured).

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Global travellers meet at the crossroads of the world

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Where does a man walking around the world meet another one doing the same thing on a bicycle? In Todd Mall, Alice Springs, of course. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PICTURED: Pushkar Shah (left) and Nicolas Queune in Todd Mall yesterday.

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Culture, people appealed to event organiser

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The range of activities available and “the diversity of cultures and people” were what Vanessa Fleming-Baillie (pictured) found very appealing in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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30,000 Territorians not on the electoral roll

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

According to ABS estimated population figures there are about 30,000 Territorians who are not on the electoral roll, writes Iain Loganathan, NT Electoral Commissioner.

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: Unhappy with TV interview about Harold Liddle and Wanting to help accident victims.

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