Northern Territory monsoon brings wet weather, strong winds amid concerns about New Year’s Eve washout

Northern Territory monsoon brings wet weather, strong winds amid concerns about New Year’s Eve washout

Much of the Northern Territory’s Top End is on alert for potentially damaging winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour as a “vigorous” tropical monsoon intensifies over the region, threatening to wash out New Year’s Eve fireworks.  Key points: A powerful monsoon is threatening to put the dampener on New Year’s Eve celebrations in parts of … Read more

Northern Territory Police searching for man last seen driving out of Katherine five days ago

Northern Territory Police searching for man last seen driving out of Katherine five days ago

Northern Territory police are searching for a man who has been missing for five days after driving out of the Top End town of Katherine.  Robert Daw, 31, was last seen on December 23 leaving the area in a white Toyota single cab ute with registration CE 96 CH.  A number of major roads across the … Read more

Avid NT twitcher James Lambert is on a birdwatching streak of more than four years

Avid NT twitcher James Lambert is on a birdwatching streak of more than four years

It was never meant to last this long, but 1,533 days later, avid twitcher James Lambert has no plans to end his marathon birdwatching streak. Through birthdays, Christmases, hotel quarantine during the height of the pandemic, a severe bout of COVID, and a move from Singapore back to Australia, Mr Lambert hasn’t skipped a single … Read more

Bureau of Meteorology issues tropical cyclone warning for Northern Territory and Western Australia

Bureau of Meteorology issues tropical cyclone warning for Northern Territory and Western Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a tropical cyclone warning for the north coast of the Northern Territory and Western Australia.   Key points: A tropical low is moving south towards the coast on the border between the Northern Territory and Western Australia The Bureau of Meteorology has warned the low could develop into a … Read more

Woman dies after violent assault along Darwin’s nightlife strip

Woman dies after violent assault along Darwin’s nightlife strip

A 28-year-old woman has died overnight after a violent incident on Darwin’s popular nightlife strip, according to Northern Territory police. Key points: Two women were taken to hospital last night after an assault on Darwin’s Mitchell Street A 28-year-old woman has died, while another, 33, remains in a stable condition NT Police say a 31-year-old woman is in custody About … Read more

Northern Territory alcohol laws to undergo government review, three years on from sweeping changes

Northern Territory alcohol laws to undergo government review, three years on from sweeping changes

Alcohol laws in the Northern Territory will be reviewed by the NT government three years on from sweeping changes, amid calls from lobby groups and senior police officers for stronger restrictions to stem alcohol-related violence and crime. Key points: The review allows Territorians to have their say on the NT’s alcohol laws, with the consultation period … Read more

Boy, 11, killed in ‘horrific’ crash at Moulden Shopping Centre car park in Palmerson

Boy, 11, killed in ‘horrific’ crash at Moulden Shopping Centre car park in Palmerson

An 11-year-old boy has been killed in a “horrific” crash outside a busy suburban shopping centre near Darwin. WARNING: Readers may find details in this story distressing Key points: The boy died after a large ute “lurched forward” in the Moulden Supermarket car park He was visiting from interstate with his family His death takes the Northern Territory road … Read more

Australia’s false killer whales confirmed as a distinct species, as scientists hope discovery will lead to stronger protections

Australia’s false killer whales confirmed as a distinct species, as scientists hope discovery will lead to stronger protections

Working off Australia’s remote northern coastline, Charles Darwin University (CDU) marine scientist Carol Palmer has got to know false killer whales as one of the country’s most charismatic dolphins. Key points: Dr Carol Palmer and Indigenous ranger groups have confirmed that the Top End’s false killer whales are a separate species Scientists are hoping the research … Read more

The top 20 Northern Territory students recognised in Darwin | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

The top 20 Northern Territory students recognised in Darwin | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

The top 20 Northern Territory students recognised in Darwin | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) The Northern Territory’s top 20 year 12 students awarded at ceremony at Parliament House  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

The Northern Territory’s top 20 year 12 students awarded at ceremony at Parliament House

The Northern Territory’s top 20 year 12 students awarded at ceremony at Parliament House

When Alishba Saeed clicked the link to see the score her entire school career boiled down to, she was in disbelief.  Key points: In 2022, 1,352 young Territorians received their NT Certificate of Education and Training Twenty of the top achievers, including the top Aboriginal student, were awarded at a ceremony at NT Parliament House today Education … Read more