Monday, June 21, 2021

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


Recent articles

Rotary awards Mayor the Paul Harris Fellow

Barkly Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin has been awarded this year’s Paul Harris Fellow by the local Rotary Club. The event was also an opportunity to meet Rotary’s Area Governor, Ray Fauntleroy, who gave a presentation on some of the important projects Rotary is involved in, and his experience with Rotary’s work in Timor.

Epenarra man jailed for bashing wife

A 35-year-old Epenerra man has been handed a 32 month prison sentence for bashing the wife and mother of his five children ... Justice Jenny Blokland said it was just another example of violent treatment of women in Tennant Creek.

Tennant Creek shows off eight ball skills at NT Titles

Peter Davenport. Last week the Tennant Creek Eightball Association hosted the Northern Territory Eightball Titles. This falls on Tennant once every five years and all other centres travel here to compete. It was a great week seeing some excellent games being played by the best players in the NT.

Previous articles

Supermarket on track for November reopening

The Barkly community is looking forward to the most modern supermarket known of its kind in the region, including solar power and a generator to protect from blackouts in the town. The Tennant Creek IGA is owned jointly by the Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation and Indigenous Business Corporation (IBA), but managed by IBA Retail Asset Management (IRAM).

Neil Murray in town tonight

Founding member of the pioneering Warumpi Band Neil Murray is performing in Tennant Creek tonight as part of his Keep Rolling On national tour. Named after his latest single, Keep Rolling On, which he says is a celebration of the continuance of First Nations people and their culture in Australia. You can catch Murray at the Memo Club tonight for the free performance.

Territory eight ballers compete for NT titles

Monday morning the Memorial Club was a hive of activity with the start of the Northern Territory 8 Ball Titles. Along with the Tennant Creek players, there are teams from Darwin, Litchfield, Alice Springs and Katherine all hoping to take a trophy (or two) away at the end of the competition.

New homes roll out in Tennant

New homes currently being rolled out in Tennant Creek have not only created a building boom in town but have been welcomed by residents whose living conditions are now drastically improved. The $7 million investment, delivered by the Territory Labor Government, include nine three-bedroom homes and four four-bedroom homes.

Wind and dust prove no obstacle for budding athletes

Strong winds and raised dust did little to dent enthusiasm among remote Barkly students who recently got a taste of inter-school sports competition. Sixteen students from Irrultja Homeland Learning Centre travelled to nearby Ampilatwatja to join local school students for a two-day athletics carnival.

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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