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New train possible for Darwin gas project - NT News

TERRITORIANS will foot a $250,000 bill to study the feasibility of an offshore gas project which could be worth billions to a group of five multinational corporations.

The Northern Territory Government will cover 40 per cent of cost to study the feasibility of building a second LNG train at ConocoPhillips’ Darwin LNG project, with the rest kicked in by ConocoPhillips and other gas companies with interests in underdeveloped gas fields to the north of Australia.

ConocoPhillips external affairs vice president Kayleen Ewin said the study was the “first step to commercialise the substantial offshore gas resources in Northern Australia”.

Ms Ewin said ConocoPhillips spent $1.5bn on exploring gas resources in the area since 2009. It’s expected the Bayu-Undan field — which currently supplies the Darwin LNG project — will run out in 2022, meaning a new source of gas will need to come online...


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Darwin couple rescued after vehicle becomes bogged in Gibson ... - NT News

A Darwin couple spent 24 hours awaiting rescue in outback Western Australia after getting bogged in the Gibson Desert.

The man, 32, and woman, 27, were heading to Warburton when their 4WD got stuck about 300km northwest of the remote community about 11.30am on Friday. They activated a personal locator beacon and a rescue bid stretched over two days ensued, led by WA Police and assisted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

On Friday afternoon a search plane from Kalgoorlie - more than 900km away - spotted the pair who had made camp by their Toyota LandCruiser. On Saturday morning a second plane, an AMSA Challenger, dropped off an emergency kit which included a satellite phone so they could make contact with Warburton police.

Finally, a long-range search and rescue helicopter from Bristowe Helicopters in Broome plucked the pair to safety about 11.45am WAST Saturday. Four...


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Darwin teenager saves family home from car blaze - NT News

A 16-year-old Palmerston High School student has acted quickly to save his family’s house from a fire that destroyed his car.

Bradley Drake reversed the burning car out from under the carport of the family home, which prevented it from being caught up in the weekend blaze.

Inside the house while the drama was unfolding were three of Bradley’s four sisters, Courtney, 14, Kyesha, 10 and Daykota, 6.

Still coming to terms with the loss of his new car and the close call for his family home and his siblings Bradley said it was only on Sunday he fully realised just how catastrophic the incident could have been.

“It all happened in a flash and decisions had to made quickly ... I am just glad I made the right ones,” he said.

“If I hadn’t got the car out from under the house when I did it would have set fire to the house for sure.”

Damaged paint on the house’s carport from the ferocious heat...


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The ultimate weekend away in the NT | Illawarra Mercury - Illawarra Mercury

With a sub-tropical climate, the freshest seafood and adventures galore, Darwin is the perfect getaway

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When it comes to a weekend getaway, predictable choices can include overrun cosmopolitan epicentres like Sydney or Melbourne, or bustling touristy destinations like Byron Bay or the Gold Coast.

But if your idea of the perfect weekend getaway includes spectacular natural wonders, friendly and obliging locals, fresh-of-the-boat seafood and a sub-tropical climate all year ‘round, think Darwin. 

Darwin is a bright and vibrant alternative to typically overrun getaway destinations

Darwin is a bright and vibrant alternative to typically overrun getaway destinations

In recent years Darwin and surrounding areas have enjoyed huge growth, now serving up a platter of luxury accommodation, exquisite food and drinks, a huge range of nature adventures and a rolling calendar of activities like markets, festivals and live music. 

But despite this bubbling melting pot...


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NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner confirms new museum project for old Darwin hospital site - NT News

The Gunner Government has confirmed plans to use the old Darwin hospital site at the end of Mitchell Street to build a new museum surrounded by parklands.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said $50 million had been earmarked for work to begin on the site from 2019-20. To meet the deadline, a design tender will be issued in June this year.

Mr Gunner said the prime piece of real estate would be preserved for the Territory public, with none of it being used for residential development.

He said the Government would ensure that the site reflected its history with recognition of the Stolen Generation and the Kahlin Compound, as well as the site’s role as the old Darwin Hospital and accompanying nurses quarters.

“It will tell Darwin’s story as the capital of the Territory,” he said. “It will also tell the Territory’s story ... from the world’s most ancient culture, through the European...


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Chance of a cyclone forming off NT - NT News

THERE is a moderate chance of a cyclone forming off the Northern Territory on Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The likelihood of a tropical cyclone developing today or tomorrow remains low (between 5 and 20 per cent), before escalating to between 20 and 50 per cent midweek.

Showers and storms were to be expected over the Top End this week, as a tropical low develops in the Arafura Sea.

Weather bureau forecasters said a weak tropical low was currently located near the southeast coast of West Papua, about 530km northeast of Nhulunbuy.

“The tropical low is expected to take a southwest track across the Arafura Sea and slowly develop during the coming days with an increasing risk that it could reach cyclone strength on Wednesday,” the BoM said yesterday.

If it does form, the potential tropical cyclone is to be named Frances.

Rainfall this week is also likely to push...


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Anzac Day service times for NT - NT News

ACROSS the Territory, people will be waking up before dawn on Tuesday to pay their respects to the Anzacs.

Here are the events near you:

DARWIN

6am – Dawn service at The Cenotaph on the Esplanade.

7.30am – Church service at St Mary’s Cathedral on Smith St.

9am – Anzac parade begins, leaves from the Esplanade.

10am-6pm – Darwin RSL Anzac Day Races, Darwin Turf Club, free admission for all current and returned service men and women.

PALMERSTON

6am – Dawn service at memorial park.

9.50am – Anzac march begins.

10am – Morning service.

WAGAIT BEACH

10.15am – Dawn ceremony at The Cenotaph, Wagait Council Building.

11.15am – Anzac march to Cox Country Club.

ADELAIDE RIVER

5.30am – Adelaide River War Cemetery dawn service, Adelaide River.

PINE CREEK

6am – Dawn service at Bogga Young Park.

ALICE SPRINGS

6am – Dawn service at Anzac Hill.

9.45am – Anzac march,...


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Northern Territory Government unveils its CBD plan for Darwin | NT ... - NT News

THE Chan building will go, the bus terminal will be shifted and university assets will move in as part of the Northern Territory Government’s new plan to revitalise Darwin’s ailing CBD.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner yesterday announced his government would spend $100 million over four years on projects to breathe life into the city centre.

That includes $50 million for the already announced major museum at the old hospital site at Myilly Point.

Under the CBD plan, the Supreme Court carpark will be moved underground.

Mr Gunner said the current car park acted as a “heat sink”.

“A lot of the heat problems we have in the Darwin CBD have been identified around the radiant heat that comes from that carpark,” he said.

The car park site was the likely location for another fine arts museum planned for State Square. Mr Gunner said an arts trail” of museums would connect the Waterfront to...


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Darwin resident fears more gang violence after baseball bat assault ... - NT News

JACOB Roe fears the gang who left him bloodied from a baseball bat attack — who are yet to be charged by police — will return again to terrorise his family.

Mr Roe, 21, was struck above the temple with the bat at the front of the family’s Gulnare St residence in Millner nearly three weeks ago during a violent confrontation. He stumbled back to the front door, bleeding profusely, collapsed and was rushed to hospital. Still bearing eight stitches in his forehead which patched up the gaping wound, the family remain shaken by the terrifying ordeal.

His father Bradley Roe is worried the attackers would return while they remain unpunished by police. The incident unfolded on the afternoon of March 31 following what Mr Roe described as a minor disagreement outside Darwin Local Court between his daughter and a girl from another family.

Later that afternoon, up to 20 members of another...


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Darwin Dawn Service draws thousands - NT News

THOUSANDS of Darwinites sweated through a 96 per cent humidity morning to attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Darwin Cenotaph.

While the temperature was a balmy 24.2C at 6am, it felt more like 28.7C, and attendees were seen wiping sweat from their foreheads as they watched 25 minutes of wreath laying.

The formal addresses began with 1st Brigade Commander Brigadier Ben James, who spoke to the crowd about service and sacrifice in the lost battles in Gallipoli.

“The entire (Gallipoli) campaign was ultimately a failure,” he said.

“None of the original objectives were met. The operation made no impact on the course of the first World War.

“But nations create the history they need and today most Australians are able to look beyond the ultimate failure of the Gallipoli campaign to salvage some form of patriotic value and point.”

Andrew Smigowski and his daughter Mischa were among the...

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Couple rescued after vehicle gets bogged in desert - NT News

A Darwin couple spent 24 hours awaiting rescue in outback Western Australia after getting bogged in the Gibson Desert.

The man, 32, and woman, 27, were heading to Warburton when their 4WD got stuck about 300km northwest of the remote community about 11.30am on Friday. They activated a personal locator beacon and a rescue bid stretched over two days ensued, led by WA Police and assisted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

On Friday afternoon a search plane from Kalgoorlie - more than 900km away - spotted the pair who had made camp by their Toyota LandCruiser. On Saturday morning a second plane, an AMSA Challenger, dropped off an emergency kit which included a satellite phone so they could make contact with Warburton police.

Finally, a long-range search and rescue helicopter from Bristowe Helicopters in Broome plucked the pair to safety about 11.45am WAST Saturday. Four...


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Read more: Couple rescued after vehicle gets bogged in desert - NT News

New train possible for Darwin gas project - NT News

TERRITORIANS will foot a $250,000 bill to study the feasibility of an offshore gas project which could be worth billions to a group of five multinational corporations.

The Northern Territory Government will cover 40 per cent of cost to study the feasibility of building a second LNG train at ConocoPhillips’ Darwin LNG project, with the rest kicked in by ConocoPhillips and other gas companies with interests in underdeveloped gas fields to the north of Australia.

ConocoPhillips external affairs vice president Kayleen Ewin said the study was the “first step to commercialise the substantial offshore gas resources in Northern Australia”.

Ms Ewin said ConocoPhillips spent $1.5bn on exploring gas resources in the area since 2009. It’s expected the Bayu-Undan field — which currently supplies the Darwin LNG project — will run out in 2022, meaning a new source of gas will need to come online...


Read full article on News GN Northern Territory


Read more: New train possible for Darwin gas project - NT News

Top End teen saves home from blaze - NT News

A 16-year-old Palmerston High School student has acted quickly to save his family’s house from a fire that destroyed his car.

Bradley Drake reversed the burning car out from under the carport of the family home, which prevented it from being caught up in the weekend blaze.

Inside the house while the drama was unfolding were three of Bradley’s four sisters, Courtney, 14, Kyesha, 10 and Daykota, 6.

Still coming to terms with the loss of his new car and the close call for his family home and his siblings Bradley said it was only on Sunday he fully realised just how catastrophic the incident could have been.

“It all happened in a flash and decisions had to made quickly ... I am just glad I made the right ones,” he said.

“If I hadn’t got the car out from under the house when I did it would have set fire to the house for sure.”

Damaged paint on the house’s carport from the ferocious heat...


Read full article on News GN Northern Territory


Read more: Top End teen saves home from blaze - NT News

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner confirms new museum project for old Darwin hospital site - NT News

The Gunner Government has confirmed plans to use the old Darwin hospital site at the end of Mitchell Street to build a new museum surrounded by parklands.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said $50 million had been earmarked for work to begin on the site from 2019-20. To meet the deadline, a design tender will be issued in June this year.

Mr Gunner said the prime piece of real estate would be preserved for the Territory public, with none of it being used for residential development.

He said the Government would ensure that the site reflected its history with recognition of the Stolen Generation and the Kahlin Compound, as well as the site’s role as the old Darwin Hospital and accompanying nurses quarters.

“It will tell Darwin’s story as the capital of the Territory,” he said. “It will also tell the Territory’s story ... from the world’s most ancient culture, through the European...


Read full article on News GN Northern Territory


Read more: NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner confirms new museum project for old Darwin hospital site - NT News

The ultimate weekend away in the NT - Illawarra Mercury

With a sub-tropical climate, the freshest seafood and adventures galore, Darwin is the perfect getaway

SPONSORED

When it comes to a weekend getaway, predictable choices can include overrun cosmopolitan epicentres like Sydney or Melbourne, or bustling touristy destinations like Byron Bay or the Gold Coast.

But if your idea of the perfect weekend getaway includes spectacular natural wonders, friendly and obliging locals, fresh-of-the-boat seafood and a sub-tropical climate all year ‘round, think Darwin. 

Darwin is a bright and vibrant alternative to typically overrun getaway destinations

Darwin is a bright and vibrant alternative to typically overrun getaway destinations

In recent years Darwin and surrounding areas have enjoyed huge growth, now serving up a platter of luxury accommodation, exquisite food and drinks, a huge range of nature adventures and a rolling calendar of activities like markets, festivals and live music. 

But despite this bubbling melting pot...


Read full article on News GN Northern Territory


Read more: The ultimate weekend away in the NT - Illawarra Mercury

NT WWI soldiers 'missing' from history - NT News

DOZENS of people from the Northern Territory who served in World War I have not been accounted for by historians, new research has found.

Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Norman Cramp says analysis of war records and other research has helped him to uncover the forgotten names of men who were likely from the NT and fought in the conflict.

He believes there could be up to 40 WWI NT soldiers who have not been included in the 360 figure widely accepted by historians.

Mr Cramp, who is also director of the Darwin Military Museum, says that would be significant as the NT’s population was just 1500 at the time.

“There is a big piece of the Territory that is missing from our WWI history,” he told AAP ahead of Tuesday’s Anzac Day commemorations.

In his PhD studies, Mr Cramp is trying to prove how many people from the NT served in the war to establish what impact the conflict had on...


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Read more: NT WWI soldiers 'missing' from history - NT News

Anzac Day service times for NT - NT News

ACROSS the Territory, people will be waking up before dawn on Tuesday to pay their respects to the Anzacs.

Here are the events near you:

DARWIN

6am – Dawn service at The Cenotaph on the Esplanade.

7.30am – Church service at St Mary’s Cathedral on Smith St.

9am – Anzac parade begins, leaves from the Esplanade.

10am-6pm – Darwin RSL Anzac Day Races, Darwin Turf Club, free admission for all current and returned service men and women.

PALMERSTON

6am – Dawn service at memorial park.

9.50am – Anzac march begins.

10am – Morning service.

WAGAIT BEACH

10.15am – Dawn ceremony at The Cenotaph, Wagait Council Building.

11.15am – Anzac march to Cox Country Club.

ADELAIDE RIVER

5.30am – Adelaide River War Cemetery dawn service, Adelaide River.

PINE CREEK

6am – Dawn service at Bogga Young Park.

ALICE SPRINGS

6am – Dawn service at Anzac Hill.

9.45am – Anzac march,...


Read full article on News GN Northern Territory


Read more: Anzac Day service times for NT - NT News

Chance of a cyclone forming off NT - NT News

THERE is a moderate chance of a cyclone forming off the Northern Territory on Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The likelihood of a tropical cyclone developing today or tomorrow remains low (between 5 and 20 per cent), before escalating to between 20 and 50 per cent midweek.

Showers and storms were to be expected over the Top End this week, as a tropical low develops in the Arafura Sea.

Weather bureau forecasters said a weak tropical low was currently located near the southeast coast of West Papua, about 530km northeast of Nhulunbuy.

“The tropical low is expected to take a southwest track across the Arafura Sea and slowly develop during the coming days with an increasing risk that it could reach cyclone strength on Wednesday,” the BoM said yesterday.

If it does form, the potential tropical cyclone is to be named Frances.

Rainfall this week is also likely to push...


Read full article on News GN Northern Territory


Read more: Chance of a cyclone forming off NT - NT News

Government to splash $100m on CBD - NT News

THE Northern Territory Government will allocate $100 million in the next Territory Budget to rejuvenate Darwin’s ailing CBD.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner described the sum as a “down payment” on the plan to link the Waterfront to Cullen Bay and draw tourists and locals into the city centre.

He said he hoped the Federal Government would match the Territory’s contribution through its Smart Cities Plan.

“Darwin is the capital of North Australia and we must invest in it to provide a sense of significance,” Mr Gunner said.

“We need to focus our city on the beautiful Darwin Harbour and we need to cool the city down so we can make it more liveable and give it a stronger sense of place.”

The first of the funding will be used this financial year to begin the rebuild of State Square.

Under the State Square plan, parking at the Supreme Court will be moved underground, the Chan Building will...


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Darwin man fears gang violence - NT News

JACOB Roe fears the gang who left him bloodied from a baseball bat attack — who are yet to be charged by police — will return again to terrorise his family.

Mr Roe, 21, was struck above the temple with the bat at the front of the family’s Gulnare St residence in Millner nearly three weeks ago during a violent confrontation. He stumbled back to the front door, bleeding profusely, collapsed and was rushed to hospital. Still bearing eight stitches in his forehead which patched up the gaping wound, the family remain shaken by the terrifying ordeal.

His father Bradley Roe is worried the attackers would return while they remain unpunished by police. The incident unfolded on the afternoon of March 31 following what Mr Roe described as a minor disagreement outside Darwin Local Court between his daughter and a girl from another family.

Later that afternoon, up to 20 members of another...


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Read more: Darwin man fears gang violence - NT News

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Weather Darwin

Mostly sunny
Currently rising 31.6° Tuesday
25° - 34°
Wind: E at 11 km/h, gusting to 15 km/h steady
Relative humidity: 58%
Wednesday Possible shower 25° - 31°

 

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