Tuesday, September 28, 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

Tennant man jailed for hammer attack on cousin

A 32-year-old Tennant Creek man has been sentenced to five years prison in the Darwin Supreme Court last Friday after he hit his cousin in the head with a hammer after a alcohol-fuelled day last December.

Spitfires take home 16th Barkly AFL Grand Final trophy

Purkiss Reserve was packed with regional footy fans, as the Sporties Spitfires and the Janapurlalki Eagles took the field to contest the 2021 Barkly AFL Grand Final to see who would take the trophy.

Previous articles

Primary school concert attracts hundreds

After the bitter disappointment of not being able to have a concert last year, there was an extra level of anticipation as an audience of several hundred family and friends gathered on the north oval in preparation for an evening of performances by the students with the theme “Books Alive”.

Softball success for combined team

Pam Dillon. Four schools came together to battle it out on the soft-ball field in Tennant Creek for the Annual Barkly Region Central Softball Cup ... As all teams had won a game, a countback of runs for and against had to be done to decide who was going to play in the grand final.

Vale Nancy

Nancy Schmidt, who was fondly known as Aunty Nancy because she was such a lovely mumma to everyone, leaves a legacy of kindness and compassion, and a trail of goodwill. Nancy’s story began in the Central Desert, west of Alice Springs where she lived with her Aboriginal family until she was taken away by authorities and sent to the Bungalow in Alice Springs. When the Government handed over care of all Aboriginal children to missionaries, Nancy was transferred to the Methodist Mission on Goulburn Island and then on to Croker Island along with other children who were members of what has become the Stolen Generation.

Action-packed night at the Speedway track

Karen Harlan. Picnic Day weekend was no picnic at Tennant Creek Speedway, it was fast-paced, action-packed racing. With two titles up for grabs competitors from Katherine and Darwin ventured into town to take on the local drivers. Tennant Creek was holding the Street Stock Annual 60-Lapper and their new title event of North vs South for the NT Sedans.

Double jab incentive for Aboriginal residents

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation is now offering supermarket vouchers for all Aboriginal community members who are double jabbed against COVID-19. The $25 IGA Supermarket food vouchers are now available to collect for eligible residents one day after they receive their second dose.

Softball tournament a smash for Tennant Creek

There was nothing soft about this comp! After a successful albeit last minute round up, the reviews are in and there are calls for the AAI Softball Tournament to become an annual shin-dig.

Local girls fundraise to help vet practice

This week there was an amazing demonstration of kindness and selflessness from Tennant Creek youth which deserves to be widely acknowledged. Three young girls, Nichole Konedaris, Kirra Carse and Kamryn Piper surprised the Barkly Veterinary Practice with a huge donation of pet supplies, including food, toys, treats, blankets and bedding for animals undergoing veterinary care in town.

Elders enjoy a Seniors Month lunch at weekly Yarning Circle

After listening to a presentation on the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 by Syed Jan from Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, the Elders enjoyed a delicious lunch sponsored by local MLA Steve Edgington.

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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