Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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

Barkly vets take their services to the bush

Kate Foran. It was a terrific team effort. Together they visited Ali Curung, Ampilatwatja, Alpurrurulam, Elliott, Epenarra, Murray Downs and Mungkarta. More than a hundred dogs were desexed ... Two emu chicks were treated for injuries and bandaged ...

Blind and vision impaired Aboriginal kids in Tennant find a love for football

Thanks to the John Moriarty Football (JMF) and Australian Blind Football (ABF) partnership blind and vision impaired (BVI) Aboriginal children will be able to participate in JMF’s transformational program through the use of audible balls ... JMF Co-Founder and Co-Chair and the first Indigenous footballer to be selected to play for Australia, Yanyuwa man John Moriarty said the partnership is game changing.

Previous articles

Consultation starts for new rehab facility location

“With the new Board of Directors, and myself as Chair of BRADAGG commencing in March this year, we are keen to start moving ahead with a clean slate on this sorely needed alcohol and other drug (AOD) therapeutic treatment facility. The NT Government first committed funding towards a new facility in 2018" : Barkly Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Group Chair, Elliot McAdam. 

Celebrating nurses in the Barkly region

Nurses around the world were celebrated yesterday as part of International Nurses Day ... This year’s theme is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.” We put the spotlight on local Registered Nurse Rizza Pagayon from Tennant Creek Hospital’s GP Clinic.

Recognising our local firefighting heroes

“The first brigade was established following the bombing of Darwin during World War II, making the NTFRS the only Australian capital city fire service to serve under enemy fire. At this present time, our thoughts are certainly with the courageous efforts of firefighters in Ukraine, their dedication and commitment is a true testament of what a firefighter is when protecting the community”: Chief Fire Officer Mark Spain AFSM.

Tennant Creek’s Doreen Hansen’s star continues to rise

Tennant Creek’s very own Doreen Hansen has been selected to play for the All Stars in the NAB AFL Women’s Academy vs Under-23 All-Stars game this Sunday in Melbourne ... Doreen’s talent was evident when she attended Tennant Creek High School.

Tennant remembers our fallen soldiers

For a small town Tennant Creek always seems to have an excellent turnout for ANZAC Day. Community volunteers, service organisations, visiting serving Defence Force members, former service personnel and family members of those who had served gathered at the Transit Centre for the march to the RSL for the Main Service.

Star of the Barkly thrives with VIP treament: living proof for the need for a bilby sanctuary

Kate Foran. On 1 November last year, Gladys Brown, Dianne Stokes, Ann Marie and Janita Waistcoat and Joyce Benson happened upon a Bilby that had been hit by a car, out bush north of Tennant Creek. They found a tiny joey in her pouch and brought him into the Barkly Vet clinic for a checkup.

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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