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Annual report now available

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Annual report now available

The 2018-2019 Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) annual report is now available.

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Attracting Visitation: Cruise Season Sets Sail with the arrival of the Explorer Dream

The arrival of the Explorer Dream in Darwin today signals the start of the Top End cruise season which is expected to bring over 64,000 visitors and inject millions into the Territory economy over the next 12 months.

Animal Welfare Grants awarded

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Animal Welfare Grants awarded

The latest round of Animal Welfare Grants have been awarded by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR).

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Turbocharging Tourism: George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre opens

The new $9.9 million George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre is now complete.

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Driving tourism and innovation: world’s biggest solar challenge

Dozens of solar cars will begin their 3,000km journey from Darwin to Adelaide as part of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on Sunday 13 October.

Detector dog in place to help protect Territory’s border

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Detector dog in place to help protect Territory’s border

Detector dog ‘Suki’ has started work at the Darwin International Airport to help keep out African Swine Fever (ASF) and other biosecurity risks.

Extending beyond the dry times

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Extending beyond the dry times

The most recent department field day proved a success with 65 producers, researchers and industry stakeholders converging on the Old Man Plains (OMP) Research Station to learn more about building resilience through the dry times.

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Turbocharging Tourism: $2.5 billion of Visitation into the Territory

The Northern Territory is reaping rewards from the Territory Labor Government’s Turbocharging Tourism investment with visitor numbers up by 11 per cent in the year ending June 2019.

Serena proud to inspire

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Serena proud to inspire

Anindilyakwa woman Serena Bara is one of the impressive leaders heading up the all‑female led Bush Medijina program delivered through the Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation.

Biosecurity alert: African Swine Fever

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Biosecurity alert: African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASF) is geographically closer to the Northern Territory (NT) than anywhere else in Australia, following the recent confirmation in Timor-Leste. However, Australia remains free from ASF and it is crucial the disease is kept out.