2019

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Weather Web saves water for Darwin Schools

New rooftop weather stations and smart irrigation controllers have been installed in 40 Darwin schools, as part of the new Weather Web program that aims to save 120 million litres of water annually.

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More visitors and more money for Territory tourism

The Northern Territory is reaping rewards from tourism with visitor numbers up by 11 per cent in the year ending June 2019. More visitors are travelling to the Northern Territory and they’re spending more during their stay, latest figures from Tourism Research Australia reveal.

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Biosecurity alert: African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASF) is geographically closer to the Northern Territory (NT) than anywhere else in Australia, following the recent confirmation in Timor-Leste. However, Australia remains free from ASF and it is crucial the disease is kept out.

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Looking after our volunteers

Territory volunteers and Bushfires NT Staff do an amazing job keeping our community safe and it’s important they get the support they need. That’s why the Territory Government has released the Territory’s first Bushfires NT Volunteer Strategy. It will support the creation of a more sustainable volunteer program to continue providing high quality service to Territorians.

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One million reasons to wet a line

Million Dollar Fish will kick off Season 5 with six tagged barramundi worth $1 million each. The Million Dollar Fish Competition is Australia’s richest fishing competition. The Territory is already well known as a dream destination for fishos and now there’s a million more reasons for anglers to book their trip of a lifetime.

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Getaway discovers the many delights of Darwin

Channel Nine’s travel and lifestyle show Getaway have spent the past week in Darwin filming travel stories to air in early 2020. During the Darwin shoot Getaway presenter Lauren Phillips came face to face with the world’s largest reptile, diving in the Crocosaurus Cove’s Cage of Death, with the segment also featuring Crocosaurus Cove’s Big Croc Feed show and Fishing for Crocs activities

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Expression of Interest for Membership - Minister's Advisory Council - Senior Territorians

Expressions of interest are being sought from the seniors community for seven members to join the Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST).

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There’s no place like home

Fascinating new research shows saltwater crocodiles that are captured and relocated can find their way home - with one swimming 900km in 6 months back to where it was originally caught! The only thing that stops them in their tracks? Cobourg Peninsula.The recently released research has found the Cobourg Peninsula strongly influences the movement and dispersal of saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in the Top End.

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A bright future for Jabiru

A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Jabiru will secure the town’s future as the tourism heartland of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.  The Northern Territory Government, Australian Government, Energy Resources of Australia and Traditional Owners from the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) joined for the signing of the MoU, which will support the town’s transition from a mining town to a tourist town.

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Ship lift floats the Territory’s boat

The NT Government will build the largest ship lift in Northern Australia. A ship lift is used to lift vessels out of the water so they can be serviced, repaired or stored, including for safety during cyclones. The planned 103m facility will be capable of servicing large vessels from industries including offshore petroleum, fishing, pearling, Defence and Border Force.