From the APY Lands to Alice Springs, hundreds descend on Hermannsburg for sports weekend

From the APY Lands to Alice Springs, hundreds descend on Hermannsburg for sports weekend

By Emily Napangarti Butcher Updated May 06, 2018 16:14:09 Photo: Footy players take to the field as part of the Hermannsburg Sports Weekend (ABC News: Emily Napangarti Butcher) Related Story: Sports fixtures trial brings remote communities together Related Story: Rain hampers Yuendumu Sports Weekend They’ve been dubbed the “black Olympics” …

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic centre opens in Alice Springs amid ‘huge demand’

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic centre opens in Alice Springs amid ‘huge demand’

Posted April 30, 2018 18:14:52 The Northern Territory’s first diagnostic centre for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder has opened in Central Australia — where paediatricians estimate one in five children could suffer from the disorder. Key points: It is estimated more than 500,000 Australians have FASD but it is often not …

Alice Springs could face Tennant Creek-style grog restrictions in effort to curb alcohol-fuelled violence

Alice Springs could face Tennant Creek-style grog restrictions in effort to curb alcohol-fuelled violence

Updated April 27, 2018 15:30:42 Photo: A woman was fatally stabbed in this town camp on Wednesday night. (ABC News: Nick Hose) Related Story: Husband in custody after fatal stabbing in Alice Springs town camp Related Story: Tennant Creek alcohol restrictions extended by three months Northern Territory Police say Tennant …

Woman stabbed to death in Alice Springs town camp

Woman stabbed to death in Alice Springs town camp

By Michael Park Posted April 26, 2018 08:43:08 Photo: The woman was taken to the Alice Springs Hospital where she was pronounced dead. (ABC News) Alice Springs Police are investigating the death of a woman who was stabbed multiple times at the Charles Creek town camp last night. The 62-year-old …

From Alice to the Arctic: The challenges of shooting a story in extreme cold – Regional

From Alice to the Arctic: The challenges of shooting a story in extreme cold – Regional

It was 43 degrees when I walked across the tarmac at Alice Springs airport. When I got to Oslo, it was -15, and I was heading somewhere that was supposed to be even colder. I was on my way to Svalbard, a remote archipelago north of Norway, just over a …

Why the Royal baby might be named Arthur or Alice (and certainly won’t be North or Blue Ivy)

Why the Royal baby might be named Arthur or Alice (and certainly won’t be North or Blue Ivy)

Posted April 23, 2018 18:05:37 Photo: Prince George and Princess Charlotte will soon have a baby brother or sister. (Twitter: Kensington Palace) Related Story: Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital to give birth to the couple’s third child …

Repair Cafe brings Alice Springs community together to preserve a ‘dying art’

Repair Cafe brings Alice Springs community together to preserve a ‘dying art’

Updated April 22, 2018 16:19:46 Photo: Bethany Wilson gets her bike repaired by Nicholas Smith at the Recycle Cafe. (ABC News: Nick Hose) It feels like Christmas in April in the little brick house belonging to the Arid Lands Centre in Alice Springs, as hundreds of people from all over …

Australia’s renowned secret spy base helping drive property prices in Alice Springs

Australia’s renowned secret spy base helping drive property prices in Alice Springs

Updated April 15, 2018 08:55:11 Photo: Pine Gap employees must now rent or buy their own accommodation, leading to the spike. (Supplied: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff) While Darwin grapples with the nation’s weakest capital city real estate market, house prices in Alice Springs are on the up-and-up, with rental yields among the …

Man accused of manslaughter and sexual assault of baby in Alice Springs granted bail

Man accused of manslaughter and sexual assault of baby in Alice Springs granted bail

Posted April 11, 2018 15:23:46 A man accused of the manslaughter and sexual assault of a five-month-old baby in Alice Springs has been granted bail. Warning: This story contains distressing details about a baby’s injuries. Michael Smedley died in 2012. A coronial hearing in 2016 found he had 26 bruises …

Alice Springs senior uses survival skills to spend relatively comfortable night lost in desert

Alice Springs senior uses survival skills to spend relatively comfortable night lost in desert

Posted April 11, 2018 13:07:17 Photo: Rose was located after search-and-rescue teams swept the area early the next morning. (Supplied: NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services) A 69-year-old woman who set off for a self-described “adventure before dementia” says she didn’t expect it to become so literal after spending the …