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 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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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) 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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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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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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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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