Thursday, December 7, 2023

Tennant & District Times

Publisher details

Established in 1975.

An independent weekly newspaper with the free online edition published each Friday.

Based in Tennant Creek, with coverage extending across the vast Barkly region of the Northern Territory.

Website with online news and digital edition


Latest articles

Animal education part of Epenarra students’ curriculum

Kate Foran. Students at Epenarra School, 200 kms from Tennant Creek, are learning more than just maths and English ... Barkly Vet Practice visited the Communities last month ... Dog numbers have been reduced through the desexing program with students monitoring a spreadsheet to keep the statistics and data.

Celebrating Christmas in new remote homes across the Barkly

Twenty-one families have recently moved into homes at Alpurrurulam, and three more five-bedroom homes will be ready in the next couple of weeks. The modular homes, built by Territory company Demountable Sales and Hire have been installed by Wilga Indigenous Corporation, which has provided employment opportunities to Alpurrurulam locals.

Earlier articles

Safari Lodge in spotlight at Brolga Awards

The Safari Lodge Motel was represented at the annual Brolga NT Tourism Awards in Darwin after the business was nominated in the 3 - 3.5 Star Accommodation category ... The Safari Lodge has been owned by the Manungurra Aboriginal Corporation since 2018...

ABS conducts Aboriginal health survey in the Barkly

A team from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has visited Tennant Creek and Barkly remote communities as part of the nationwide survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ... Residents are asked if they would like to take part in the survey...

Barkly vets head bush for vital pet services

Kate Foran. A dedicated crew from Barkly Veterinary Practice spent three weeks in some communities of the Barkly region recently, providing a remote service to pet owners who don’t often get to town. They visited Elliott, Marlinja, Ampilatwatja, Ali Curung, Murray Downs and Wutunugurra.

Opposition Leader and Barkly MLA listen to the locals

Locals across the Barkly had the chance to meet with the CLP Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro together with Member for Barkly Steve Edgington over the last week. Ms Finocchiaro said the visit highlighted just how much locals were suffering from the promises continuously made to them by Labor but never followed through.

Epenarra champions of Barkly inter-school swimming carnival

Pam Dillon. The biggest inter-school swimming carnival was held in the Barkly last week and was a huge success, with Epenarra emerging as the champions. The event not only showcased students’ swimming abilities but also highlighted the camaraderie and sportsmanship among the schools.

Tennant remembers our fallen heroes

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 105 years ago, armistice was declared that ended World War I. The tradition of Remembrance Day grew out of this armistice and is commemorated mostly in Commonwealth countries...

About Tennant & District Times

The Tennant & District Times has been an integral part of the community since its establishment in 1975.

Our hub in Tennant Creek extends across the vast Barkly region so our footprint is nearly twice the size of Victoria.

We cover news and views from towns, communities and pastoral stations across the Barkly, encouraging our readers who live in some of Australia’s most remote locations to contribute to our weekly publication.

Our newspaper is available in real-view online, extending our readership throughout the Northern Territory the nation.

The Tennant & District Times has a long history of mentoring young reporters, and many have gone on to forge careers in media and communications.

We have community contributors in several communities such as Borroloola at the northern tip of the Barkly, Elliott in the Territory’s heart, Ali Curung and the Utopia homelands.

Our publication is truly local – we cover local news about local people and local events.

We support the communities we serve and welcome local input and ideas.

Promoting local events, telling stories about locals, by locals is the core of our philosophy.

As an independently-owned Territory newspaper we are proud of our 45-year history of delivering news across such a broad regional and remote footprint.


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