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Territory Day – It’s our Day

Posted: 11 July 2014

Territorians have until the end of the month to have their say on how the NT Government can expand celebrations for Territory Day, including the possibility of a public holiday.

All Territorians are asked to reflect on what Territory Day means to them and go onto the website to have their say about how it should be celebrated.

This year’s Territory Day celebrations were a huge success with massive crowds enjoying the 13 official fireworks displays Territory-wide. Cracker night will always be part of this celebration but there’s opportunity to make Territory much more by developing a wider program of events.

The Government strongly believes that in future there should be a public holiday to mark this special occasion and want public feedback on this question.

Please log onto the Territory Day website and let us know what you think. We’re accepting comments through until July 31 at http://www.territoryday.nt.gov.au

Red Centre runway – Fabric of the Territory

Posted: 8 July 2014

A contingent of Central Australian models and designers will strut their stuff at NT Fashion Week in Darwin later this year, thanks to the Territory Government’s Regional Economic Development Fund initiative.

The six fashonistas from Alice Springs will travel to the Top End in October, to showcase Central Australia’s unique style and gain invaluable exposure to a national audience. The Territory Government is pleased to be supporting designers from right across the Territory and is keen to see NT Fashion week grow into a Territory wide event as part of FestivalsNT.

Fashion Week provides local designers and models an unbeatable opportunity to highlight what the Territory fashion industry has to offer, this year’s theme is ‘Fabric of the Territory’.

2014 NT Fashion week runs from the 26 October to 2 November

New West Daly Council

Posted: 4 July 2014

The Territory Government has created a new West Daly Regional Council, giving a local voice for people living in the Wadeye, Peppimenarti and Palumpa region.

The new councillors were sworn in on Friday 4 July at a ceremony in Peppimenarti by the Minister for Local Government, Dave Tollner.

The new council will give the people of West Daly a much greater say in how services in their local community are delivered.

The council is a result of consultations the Chief Minister had last year with clan groups who made it clear that they wanted a stronger voice and greater control over delivery of services in their region.