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

Northern Territory authorities search for missing light plane carrying two people

Northern Territory authorities search for missing light plane carrying two people

Northern Territory Police and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) are searching for a light plane that was reported missing on Saturday. Key points: The single-engine plane carrying two people took off on Christmas Eve An air search commenced on Saturday afternoon Search and rescue aircraft have been deployed The single-engine plane with two people … 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 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

Northern Territory parliament’s member for Arafura dies suddenly, aged 52

Northern Territory parliament’s member for Arafura dies suddenly, aged 52

The Northern Territory’s member for Arafura has died suddenly at the age of 52. Key points: The politician served as the member for Arafura for more than six years The NT chief minister said his death was a “great sadness” to the territory community and paid tribute to his service.   He is survived by his wife, children … Read more

Lithium exploration drilling near Litchfield National Park raises sustainability questions

Lithium exploration drilling near Litchfield National Park raises sustainability questions

The race to find lithium — the indispensable ingredient that is powering the world’s electric vehicles — is heating up in the Northern Territory. Resource companies Ragusa Minerals and Lithium Plus have reported promising results from exploration drilling on the border of Litchfield National Park, about 100 kilometres south of Darwin. It could mean a … Read more

NT police say 19-year-old driver lost control, veered into opposite lane before fatal crash near Batchelor

NT police say 19-year-old driver lost control, veered into opposite lane before fatal crash near Batchelor

Northern Territory police say a 19-year-old man was the driver killed in a fatal two-car collision south of Darwin on Sunday. Key points: Police say the 19-year-old’s car veered into oncoming lanes while travelling north on the Stuart Highway The other driver, an 82-year-old woman, was injured and taken to hospital Police are investigating the circumstances of … Read more