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Turbocharged Botanic Gardens Visitor and Events Centre Construction Contract Awarded

The contract to design and construct the brand new George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens visitor and event centre has been awarded to local company Sunbuild and will create more than 45 construction jobs.

Cotton crop trials commenced in the Territory

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Cotton crop trials commenced in the Territory

The Northern Territory Government has commenced research and demonstration of genetically modified (GM) cotton on our research farms to evaluate its future economic viability as a major component of a developing Northern Territory agricultural industry.

Northern Territory goes bananas!

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Northern Territory goes bananas!

The Northern Territory has been declared banana freckle free, with the proof of freedom from the disease declared on 1 February.

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Turbocharged Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Program - Round 4 Grants Awarded

Alice Springs CBD is set to continue to come alive with stage a series of great arts events including unusual light installations, choir workshops, free craft activities, classical music performances, live painting and storytelling activities through the NT Government’s Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Program Round 4.

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Tourist Scores a Ripper Catch On Australia Day

The sixth prize fish of Season 4 of the Million Dollar Fish competition was landed at the Daly River Mango Farm by Queensland tourist Mark Iseppi on Australia Day netting him a cool $10,000 in the process.

Mineral lease granted for Territory’s first lithium mine

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Mineral lease granted for Territory’s first lithium mine

A mineral lease has been granted for a new lithium mine about 90km south of Darwin.

Don’t miss out – last week to nominate for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

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Don’t miss out – last week to nominate for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Do you have an idea that could make a difference to rural and regional communities in the Northern Territory?

New citrus canker detection in Durack

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New citrus canker detection in Durack

As a result of continued efforts to trace plants infected with the citrus canker disease as well as assistance from the community, the Citrus Canker Emergency Response Team has successfully identified another plant infected with citrus canker. Located on a residential property in Durack, this is the 14th infected plant found in the Northern Territory since the first citrus canker detection in April 2018.

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Turbocharging Tourism: War and Words – Australia’s Leading Military Authors in Darwin

The Northern Territory’s economy is set to receive a significant boost with the upcoming Territory Tribute International Military Writers’ Festival expected to attract large numbers of visitors to Darwin from 5-7 April 2019.

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Turbocharging Tourism: Strong Numbers Support Stimulus Efforts

Tourism visitor statistics released by Tourism Research Australia (TRA)* show that domestic and international visitation to the NT has stabilised in the September quarter of 2018.