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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Litter

May 24, 2018

There is a Biannual litter count (Every Year May & November) that is done over 74 sites surveyed/counted through out Northern Territory. Each site survey area 1,000 Sq M and the site types include a variety of sites. A key outcome of the report is that When all plastic bags are compiled together you see a

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Parap Primary School wins Silver Eco-Schools award!

May 24, 2018

  Parap Primary School in Parap, NT, has been awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Silver Award for exceptional achievement in ‘greening’ physical structure and grounds, conserving natural resources and integrating environmental education into the curriculum. It is the firt school in the Northern Territory to attain the silver-level award, Eco-Schools Australia’s second of three awards honor.

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Bin covers coming to Parap Markets!

May 11, 2018

We are very proud to be working with Parap Markets to provide handmade bin covers for the rubbish bins.  The bin covers will make it easier for people to place their items in the bin for recycling and we hope this will have a positive effect and increase in the amount to recycling collected and

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Aputula (Finke) representatives enjoying Barmera

April 11, 2018

The representatives of Apulta (Finke) had an interesting trip to Barmera in South Australia as they visited some of the attractions as part of their trip for the national Tidy Towns awards ceremony.   Visiting the Men’s Shed   ‘The Boys’ at Kindy   Natural materials used at the Kindy Jeff and Leigh at environmental

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2018 Seniors” Beautiful Garden Competition Launched!

February 23, 2018

After the success of the first competition in 2017, we are going to once again host this very popular gardening competition for Senior citizens in Darwin and Palmerston! We encourage all Seniors to take part – so tell your friends and family and help to spread the news.  You don’t need to be an expert gardener!

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Native Trees for Milingimbi, Ramingining and Galiwin’ku

December 15, 2017

We sent native trees and plants are being sent to Milingimbi, Ramingining and Galiwin’ku to replace trees and plants lost due to Cyclone Lam two years ago. A great majority of these community’s vegetation and trees were knocked down and flattened in the early hours of the morning in the wake of Lam’s fury. A state

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Coral is developing a taste for plastics

November 1, 2017

CORALS are under threat from pollution in our seas because they enjoy the taste of plastic, scientists believe. There are fears for the future of the marine organisms which form ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. While seagulls, turtles and fish may mistake plastic for prey, a study suggests corals deliberately eat

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Alice Springs Territory Tidy Towns Forum

October 24, 2017

We’re looking forward to the Alice Springs Forum taking place on Friday as part of the Territory Tidy Towns awards ceremony. We invite all community and residents to come along to take part in this workshop. There is no charge for this workshop, but please email us if you’d like to attend for catering purposes at

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