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Health advice - Novel Coronavirus

Important message to the Howard Springs Community. The people in isolation at the Munigurr-ma facility pose no health risk to your community. They were evacuated from Wuhan for their safety after clearing a thorough health assessment.Isolation is an extra precaution to ensure no one becomes ill during the 14 day incubation period and risks spreading the virus.

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Quarantine accommodation provided

The Northern Territory will host approximately 280 Australians who are being evacuated from China. The Chief Health Officer has complete confidence that the Darwin community will not be impacted by this cohort being quarantined at the Manigurr-ma accommodation village at Howard Springs. The facility is perfectly fit for quarantine purposes and will provide these Australians with the care they require for the 14 day period.

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Wadeye community working together to preserve “special building”

The Old Convent in Wadeye has been added to the NT Heritage register, making it the first heritage-listed building in the community. The Old Convent was built in 1940 by Catholic Missionaries and local Aboriginal men using native timber. It is one of several buildings that remain from the establishment of the Catholic Mission at Wadeye, then called Port Keats.

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Coronavirus

Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.There are no confirmed or suspected cases in the Northern Territory (NT).

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Back to School for 330 New Territory Teachers

In 2020 the Territory welcomes 330 new teachers. Our kids are the future so it is important they have a good start in life. Good schooling and dedicated teachers means a bright future.

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Cover up and stay safe

Everyone in the Top End needs to be aware that recent rains have increased the threat of the potentially deadly disease, Melioidosis. There are about 50 cases of the soil-borne disease reported in the Northern Territory each year. The majority of cases are diagnosed during the Wet Season between October and May.

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New Year, Tight Lines!

Darwin fisho Jamie Cooper has kicked off 2019 in style with the capture of a tagged barra worth $10,000. The 59cm fish was caught on a New Year fishing trip at Adelaide River with his cousin Pete.

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1989 Cabinet Records released today

The release of the 1989 NT Government Cabinet Records has revealed a fascinating insight into Territory life 30 years ago. The documents provide a unique look at our past and highlight the decisions the government of the day made to deal with matters of importance to Territorians at that time.

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Have you got what it takes for the #NedinDarwin Challenge?

To celebrate Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series in Darwin, the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT calls on you to participate in the #NedinDarwin Challenge. Help us reach more than 100 Ned Kelly lookalikes to set a new record for the Australian Book of Records!

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Alice Springs Junior Ranger program a big success

Over nine weeks, 25 Territory kids completed the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Junior Ranger program in Alice Springs with activities including hiking, plant propagation, reptile handling, water bug collection and identification, nature journaling and birdwatching.