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Tickets selling fast for Eels v Broncos game on Friday

The Parramatta Eels will take on the Brisbane Broncos in the Anzac round clash at TIO Stadium on Friday, 23 April with support from the Territory Labor Government.

Tender Released for the Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road Overpass

This week the Northern Territory Government, together with the Australian Government will release a tender for an early contractor involvement contract for a new overpass at the Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road intersection.

Record Investment for the Territory’s Resources Sector

The Territory Labor Government has today announced record funding for more mineral exploration to drive more mining development and create more jobs across the Territory.

New classrooms under construction

Remote schools and students with additional needs will benefit from a $6 million project to build 15 new classrooms.

Construction tender awarded to transform Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft

The Territory Labor Government’s $2.5 million investment to transform the Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft gallery in Katherine has achieved another milestone, with the $2.3 million construction contract awarded to local company NJ Homes (NT).

Parrtjima 2021 lighting the way for Parrtjima 2022

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has wrapped up in the Red Centre after 10 nights filled with light, music, talks, workshops and film.

Millie Screens at Parliament House

Free breast screening will be available for women aged 50-74 as Millie the mobile mammography unit visits Parliament House this week.

Creating an Ongoing Pipeline of Work for Territorians

The Territory Labor Government is making sure there are projects and works to support local business and local jobs.

Campaign launch to drive NT visitation

Tourism NT has launched a domestic marketing campaign to drive home a message to driving holiday makers: ‘It’s nothing like your normal road trip’.

Recognising our COVID Sporting Volunteers

The Territory’s band of committed, unsung sporting volunteers will be acknowledged at the first Northern Territory Regional Sports Volunteer Awards, to be held in the middle of the year.

Grants Open for Risk Reduction Program

Research institutions, the not-for-profit sector and government organisations are encouraged to apply for grants that will help support them in the event of a natural disaster.

Art Trails Campaign Launched

Tourism NT has launched the latest Territory Art Trails marketing campaign to promote local Aboriginal cultural tourism offerings as unique experiences.

School groups reach for the stars at Dark Skies Festival

Up to 30 classes of lucky students will experience the Dark Skies Festival in Alice Springs for free on special school nights thanks to the host, Earth Sanctuary.

Last chance to experience the light of Parrtjima 2021

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has delighted visitors for six nights, and there are just four nights left to experience the magic. The festival has recorded more than 12,000 attendances so far.

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct – Stage One upgrade works complete

The Hermannsburg community has welcomed the completion of the first round of restoration works to its iconic heritage area.

Final Territory Tourism Vouchers Out The Door

Round three of the Territory Tourism Vouchers scheme has reached a key milestone with the final vouchers sent to Territorians this week.

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Senior Director appointed

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has announced the appointment of a Senior Director to lead the delivery of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Finalists for 2021 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Revealed

Finalists for the 2021 Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards have been unveiled following a record number of nominations.

Territory’s cultural experiences to shine on Today Show

Cultural tourism experiences in Alice Springs, Darwin and the Tiwi Islands will feature on Channel Nine’s Today Show this week.

Aboriginal Tourism Grants to enhance experiences in the Territory

The Territory Labor Government has awarded more than $220,000 in funding to support 14 projects under round two of the Aboriginal Tourism Grant program.

Parrtjima: Opening weekend attracts strong crowd

The first three nights of Parrtjima have seen Alice Springs glow with excitement as thousands of people flock to the Red Centre to take in the sights and sounds of the 10-night festival.

Remote Power Upgrades to Unlock Further Investment

The Territory Labor Government will invest $2 million over the next two years to advance the delivery of clean and reliable electricity to remote communities across the Territory.

Towards Zero Quick Response Grants Available

The Territory Government is working towards improving road safety through empowering local community groups at the grass-roots level to deliver effective education and awareness programs and activities that will help keep people safe on our roads.

Sliding into the Dry: Leanyer Recreation Park Waterslides Open

The much-loved Leanyer Recreation Park has received a facelift with new waterslides officially open from today.

NT Tourism campaign sets sights on youth market

A new element of the Territory Labor Government’s Seek Different tourism campaign has rolled out this week with a focus on the Australian youth market.

NT Youth Week celebrations underway

NT Youth Week is underway with a busy calendar of events to celebrate the contribution young people make to their communities and the wider Northern Territory.'

Finalists Revealed for Women’s Innovation Pitch

Six of the Territory’s most innovative women will go head-to-head today to pitch their business ideas in a first of its kind competition.

New board members for Museum and Art Gallery of the NT

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has appointed three new members to the Board of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT).

Design Tender Released for the Alice Springs National Aboriginal Art Gallery

The National Aboriginal Art Gallery will be built in Alice Springs.

Territory melons are ripe for the picking

The Territory Labor Government has today launched a $745,000 campaign to support the Territory’s $70 million melon industry and ensure farmers have the workforce they need to pick more than 75,000 tonnes of valuable produce this season.

Record tender awarded to Aboriginal Business Enterprise to build homes in Galiwin’ku

The Territory Labor Government’s groundbreaking remote housing program has reached a new milestone with the awarding of a $51.5 million contract to build 87 homes in Galiwin’ku.

Parrtjima to illuminate the heart of Australia from tomorrow

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is set to bring a welcome glow to the Red Centre tomorrow, with Opening Night promising an abundance of Aboriginal art, culture and entertainment.

Funding boost for NT Government schools

The final School Resourcing Model Funding for the year is being rolled out to schools across the Territory this week.

Fire Ready Program Launched

The Territory's natural environment is one of our greatest assets, and we understand that a strong economy relies on a healthy environment.

The Ghan lights up for Parrtjima

Two Northern Territory tourism drawcards are set to benefit from significant media exposure this week.

Territory Investment Commissioner & Major Projects Commissioner

The Territory Labor Government is today announcing its strengthened strategy for winning private investment, turbo charging major projects and growing the NT economy.

Anglers reel in cash as Million Dollar Fish wraps up

Northern Territory anglers reeled in more than $100,000 in prize money as the sixth season of Million Dollar Fish comes to a close.

New Lights for DXC Arena

Cricket-loving Territorians have scored a big win with the completion of new lights at DXC Arena, traditionally known as the Marrara Cricket Ground.

Close to $1 million in Multicultural Community Grants on Offer

The Territory Labor Government is offering close to $1 million in funding through the Multicultural Grants Program for 2021-22.

Chance to snap a picture perfect NT Holiday

Local photography enthusiasts are in the running to snap up a luxurious Territorian holiday as Tourism NT launches their Livin’ Local NT competition.

Nominations open for 2021 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards

There has never been a more important time to celebrate business innovation and resilience.

Support Local Seafood this Easter

With Easter only a few sleeps away, Territorians are encouraged to support local when it comes to enjoying their seasonal feast.

Major Milestone for Gas Project Generates Territory Jobs

The Territory Labor Government has welcomed a milestone announcement today by Santos, which has reached a final investment decision (FID) on its offshore gas Barossa Project.

Funding to drive tourism in Central Australia

The Territory Labor Government continues to back tourism in Central Australia and Alice Springs with a $1.25 million boost to Tourism Central Australia.

One more step toward State Square Revitalisation: 90 Bay Car Park Designs Released

Work on revitalising the Darwin CBD and State Square continues to roll on with the design of the 90 Bay Carpark released today.

2021 NT Youth Round Table members appointed

Fifteen young Territorians have been appointed to the 2021 NT Youth Round Table.

Thailand Grand Festival returns in 2021 with its biggest celebration eve

With just under one month to go until the free Thailand Grand Festival transforms Darwin Waterfront into a slice of Thailand, organiser Northern Territory Thai Association is gearing up for its biggest event yet.

Census 2021: Jobs for Territorians

More than 1,200 jobs will be available across the Territory, in the lead up to the August Census.

Launch of the Risk Assessment and Management Framework and Workforce and Sector Development Plan

This week the Territory Labor Government launched two major policy initiatives to significantly reform the way domestic, family and sexual violence is identified, responded to and managed.

NRL legend joins Parrtjima program

Melbourne Storm player Josh Addo-Carr has joined the list of speakers at Parrtjima – A Festival in Light.