Tag Archives: volunteers

Bushfires: Government by reports



One minister, Eva Lawler, releases a three-year bushfire volunteer strategy while her front bench colleague, Lauren Moss, is still waiting for the evaluation of the 17-day January blaze which devastated half of the West MacDonnells. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Kindness and fun all rolled into one

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Young and old meet at the fete, brought to you by volunteers, that can’t get any better. ERWIN CHLANDA went for a look and lots of chats. FULL STORY »

Turn rock-throwing into backflips: how community can help

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Rather than go into competition with what is already operating – such as a brand new youth drop-in centre at Brown Street – the 24/7 THIS WAY  youth centre initiative should work out where the gaps are and how best it can contribute to bridging them, argues youth worker RAINER CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

How 50% solar in the NT by 2030 can mean 100% in Alice

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With an eye on Port Augusta where solar power dreams have become spectacular reality, RePower Alice Springs is starting to focus on how and when to make practical use of The Centre’s abundant resource, sunshine. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Vinnies in Alice barely surviving

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The sharp decline in services follows a takeover by Queensland management. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


See UPDATE Friday 10am


Clay pans mob: Gathering trash can be fun

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Making a favourite spot for locals a cleaner place.


Volunteers are beating buffel




The Old Eastside’s Spencer Valley has turned into a sea of yellow flowers. The grey clump is dead buffel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE October 28: St Philip’s students in war on buffel.


Finke Desert Race moves to secure its future




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.


Volunteering: a two way street



Federal Budget cuts in the volunteering sector could not dampen the mood at a breakfast to celebrate local volunteers, held on the Council Lawns on Saturday. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Territory’s $1.2b charity sector




Northern Territory charities have incomes of more than $1b, according to a new report. The stand-out in Alice Springs is the Finke Desert Race run by 400 volunteers and just one single paid employee.