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Record number of events for Seniors Month

Posted: 22 August 2014

Territory seniors have been treated to more than 100 events during Seniors Month celebrations this year.

The program of activities has been expanded this year to include a variety of events across the Territory, including fishing competitions at Pirlangimpi, Milikapiti and Wurrumiyanga, a museum open day at the Central Australian Aviation Museum and ‘Let’s Get Moving’ activities provided by the Arthritis Foundation held in Parap, Coconut Grove, Wanguri and Nightcliff.

Seniors Month is a time to acknowledge the important role seniors play in our community and encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity, and connect to the community.

The Territory Government has provided $50,000 in grants across the Northern Territory, specifically for senior activities, which include several remote indigenous communities.

Seniors month runs for the month of August, for more information please visit the Department of the Chief Minister website.

SEAAOC ramps up in Darwin

Posted: 20 August 2014

More than 1000 representatives from the international oil and gas industry have descended on Darwin for this year’s South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore Conference (SEAAOC).

SEAAOC is the largest and oldest petroleum conference in Northern Australia, attracting potential trade and investment opportunities from around the globe. The event brings together leading personnel in mining, exploration, engineering, construction, oil and gas to meet and discuss the latest developments and happenings in the regions of Northern Australia and South East Asia.

The conference runs for three days in parallel with the Mining the Territory Conference as well as the inaugural Building the Territory Conference in the Darwin Convention Centre. Together, these events form NT Resources Week.

Interest in NT Resource Week has increased significantly this year with an increased number of exhibition spaces to cater for the increased demand. This interest reflects the strength of the Territory economy and is a sign of the current confidence local, interstate and international investors have in the Territory as a business destination.

For more information visit the SEAAOC website.

Airnorth touches down in Nhulunbuy

Posted: 20 August 2014

Airnorth’s new route to Gove commenced this week, ensuring the seamless transition for Nhulunbuy residents.

The Darwin based company has taken up the Darwin-Gove-Cairns and Cairns-Gove- Darwin route that was formerly operated by Qantas, providing a sense of confidence for the residents of Gove.

There are big plans afoot for the region including the development of new business opportunities and Airnorth is already working to capitalise on this route and support the growing tourism industry.

The Government is committed to maintaining Nhulunbuy as a regional service hub and this ongoing access to flights will be critical.

Airnorth is a local company with its national headquarters based in Darwin, employing more than 200 staff in the Territory. For more information visit the Airnorth website.