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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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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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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Finke (Aputula) wins 2017 Northern Territory Tidy Town Award

October 28, 2017

The proud MacDonnell Regional township of Finke (Aputula) has won the 2017 Northern Territory Tidiest Town accolade at the Awards Night held in October 2017 in Alice Springs.   Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT) CEO, Heimo Schober said Finke’s (Aputula) dedication to keeping their community tidy and beautiful made it a stand-out this year.  

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Plastic Free July

July 19, 2017

You may have heard of Plastic Free July – a challenge that aims to reduce personal use of plastic (particularly single-use disposable plastic) for the month of July … and beyond! Did you know there are over 1 million people in over 130 countries taking part in Plastic Free July!? So join in and take the challenge.

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Plastic Bag Ban

May 29, 2017

A recent article from ABC Radio Darwin about the plastic bag ban stated: “Northern Territory environmental groups have claimed the Government’s legislation banning plastic bags has failed in its intent to reduce unwanted litter. Laws prohibiting single-use plastic bags less than 35 microns in thickness was introduced to the Territory in September 2011. But Heimo Schober,

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Is your Community a Territory Tidy Town?

May 22, 2017

Territory Tidy Towns is a free annual award program that aims to encourage NT regional communities to undertake projects that make a positive contribution to the community. So if you are taking part, show your support! Download and print the notice and put it up on your noticeboard/ office to show you’re taking part in

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Areyonga, the Beautiful

May 11, 2017

Having been named the Territory Tidy Town, the people of Areyonga recently showcased their community to the national Tidy Town judge ahead of attending the national awards in Tasmania . The day culminated with a community barbeque on the basketball courts where the local ladies choir gave an impromptu performance for the visiting judge. See Areyonga

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