Wax worms arrive in Parap!

June 19, 2018

Local Member Mr Michael Gunner will present the ‘Silver Eco School Award’ to Parap Primary School on Monday 25th June at 8:30am School Assembly. He will also present the school with two aquatic tanks to assist with their Grades 2 and 3 pupils researching the ‘Wax Month’ to determine if they do indeed eat plastic

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Aputula (Finke) update from the Desert Race

June 15, 2018

There has been a lot happening in Finke  – and not just the Finke Desert Race 2018! Here are just some of the updates: A dedicated waste area was set up for the race camp for Finke’s long weekend.  Thank you to all the visitors and the campers who did really well by putting the rubbish

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Parap Primary School in the News!

May 24, 2018

Did you see Parap Primary School featured on Nine News!?  Watch the short video to see what they’re up to from boomerang bags to eco gardens. It’s all part of their Eco-School activities.  Watch the video to see more.      

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Beach Cleaner Unit – Clean Darwin and Top End Beaches

May 11, 2018

We are raising funds to purchase a second-hand beach cleaner unit to minimise plastic micro litter into the marine environment. This will be particularly useful after Territory Day to collect the rubbish left on the beach.The beach cleaner unit will tow tow behind a tractor with a 25mm screen to collect small and large pieces of

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NT Eco-School wins silver!

April 26, 2018

We’re very proud to announce one of the Northern Territory Eco-Schools has achieved a SILVER Eco-Schools award! This is the first (of many we hope!) schools in the Northern Territory to attain the silver-level award. They have been awarded silver accreditation for their exceptional achievement in ‘greening’ physical structure and grounds, conserving natural resources and integrating

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Aputula (Finke) scoops three Tidy Towns awards!

April 9, 2018

  The Central Australian MacDonnell Regional Council desert community township of Aputula (Finke) has done Northern Territory proud and is Australia’s 2018 Heritage and Culture Winner as well as joint winner of the Community Action and Wellbeing category plus the well-deserved ‘Highly Commended’ recipients of the 2018 Australian Tidy Towns Litter Prevention, Waste Management and

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Aputula (Finke) in the running for National Tidy Towns Award!

April 5, 2018

The Central Australian desert township of Apatula (Finke) is in the running to take out a national award that will recognise the community’s efforts in sustainable practices, litter reduction and beautification. As the Territory’s 2017 Tidiest Town, Apatula (Finke) will represent the Northern Territory at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards in South

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A day in the life of a Tidy Town – Aputula (Finke)

March 31, 2018

Historical Finke looks to tourism for future. “The Finke people feel the same way about alcohol as they do about heroin,” a Council worker tells me. “That’s how much they dislike it.” Finke is a small town of around 160 people, the majority of them Aboriginals and the rest whites who work there in some

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FREE Resources for Teachers

March 26, 2018

Look no further teachers! We bring you free Australian curriculum-based resources – ideal for NT Eco School teachers to assist with lesson plans. ‘For teachers for students’ offers comprehensive, easy to access and download education resources written by Australian teachers for Australian teachers. Best of all – there’s no cost! Take a look at the website: https://www.forteachersforstudents.com.au/site/

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Aputula Finke – Tidy Town winner

March 26, 2018

After coming a close second many times before, Finke was named Best Medium Community at the 2017 Territory Tidy Town awards ceremony.  This qualified the community to be judged as a national finalist in the 2018 Australian Tidy Town Awards. The video below was made as part of their submission to the national awards. Click on

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