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Cruising into Darwin: Queen Mary 2 Visitors to spend $700,000 in Top End

The Top End will roll out the welcome mat for luxury liner Queen Mary 2 which will now overnight in Darwin on 24 February, providing a $700,000 boost to local businesses.

AGES 2020 program released

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AGES 2020 program released

The 2020 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program is now available.

Building the Terabit Territory

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Building the Terabit Territory

The Northern Territory (NT) Government will partner with the leading Australian telecommunications company Vocus to upgrade the Territory’s existing fibre optic cable from 400 gigabites to 20 terabits.

Investing in Alice Springs infrastructure

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Investing in Alice Springs infrastructure

The Northern Territory Government is creating more local jobs with the Alice Springs Asia Pacific Airport Storage and Maintenance Facility the latest recipient of a $1 million investment through the Local Jobs Fund.

Monitoring calving to reduce calf loss

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Monitoring calving to reduce calf loss

Calf loss has huge financial impacts on producers across northern Australia, reducing productivity and profitability of most breeding herds. To understand the causes of calf loss in northern Australia, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, Principal Livestock Research Officer, Tim Schatz and a collaborative team are working on the Calf Watch project.

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$2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan for the Northern Territory

The Territory Labor Government has announced a $2 million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan to minimise the impact to our tourism industry from the Australian Bushfires and the coronavirus outbreak and maintain the momentum in attracting more visitors to the NT.

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Turbocharging Tourism: Works Begin on Three Nitmiluk Projects

Three Turbocharging Tourism projects are now underway in Nitmiluk National Park as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $5.5 million Turbocharging Tourism investment to enhance visitor offerings and support jobs.

Barra return home after the rains

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Barra return home after the rains

Researchers from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) and Charles Darwin University found that barramundi return to their home waterways after the wet season, sometimes travelling more than 80 km.

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Investing in Aboriginal Tourism, Supporting Local Businesses: New Funding to Boost Aboriginal Tourism

Aboriginal owned tourism businesses can now apply for a new $200,000 funding program to help improve business sustainability, enhance the Northern Territory’s unique Aboriginal tourism offerings and further strengthen its position as the undeniable leader in the Aboriginal tourism sector.

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Update on Tourism Response to coronavirus and Bushfires

Tourism NT is working with local industry and Tourism Australia on managing the impacts of bushfires and coronavirus on NT tourist numbers.