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AFL Indigenous Round returns to Alice Springs

Posted: 29 May 2015

Alice Springs will again host the AFL’s Indigenous Round match between Melbourne and Port Adelaide, kicking off at TIO Traeger Park tomorrow (Saturday May 30).

The game will be a hotly contested rematch in the Red Centre after the two clubs put on a great show in Alice Springs in May last year when the Demons almost toppled the more fancied Power outfit.

While in town the Melbourne Football Club’s players and personnel will be visiting schools and communities in Central Australia to spread the word about the role sport plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The Melbourne Demons will today (Friday) hold a community BBQ and football clinic at Traeger Park between 1pm and 3pm, where locals will have the opportunity to get some autographs and watch the Demons players train.

Tickets to the match on Saturday can be purchased from five Alice Springs outlets:

  • Araluen Arts Centre
  • Hot Stuff 4 The Sporting Buff
  • Intersport Alice Springs
  • Lasseters Casino
  • The Paper Shoppe

Get in Harmony this weekend

Posted: 27 May 2015

A celebration of harmony and multiculturalism will be on show this Saturday at the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree from 4 – 8.30pm.

Come join in the fun filled cultural activities, be dazzled by the entertainment and try delicious food from around the world.

One of the evenings highlights is the floating lantern flotilla, with many beautiful candle-lit lanterns being released across the Waterfront lagoon at dusk.

Visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs website to watch a video demonstrating how to fold your own lantern and to download an entry form to be a part of the lantern competition.

The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at around 8pm.

The Northern Territory Government would like to thank the multicultural communities who are sharing and celebrating their cultures with Territorians.

Richardson Park expansion concepts on the table

Posted: 27 May 2015

The Northern Territory Government has committed $20 million through Budget 2015 to expand facilities and seating capacity at Richardson Park.

Sport Minister Gary Higgins said the Government would be moving the project steadily forward and would consider the wants and needs of organisations looking for another alternative events venue.

“We’ll be seeking input from sport and user groups about how they’d like to use Richardson Park as part of the process,” Minister Higgins said.

The Minister said the Government had some preliminary concepts drawn up to spark interest and feedback.

“But the final designs will be determined after further talks with stakeholders,” he said.

Download Richardson Park Preliminary Concept Designs