Northern Territory

Man arrested over weapons stolen from Australian navy

Police on Saturday arrested a man over a night raid on an Australian naval vessel in which weapons were allegedly stolen by a balaclava-clad intruder dressed in military clothing.

Saturday, 1 December, 2012, 3:29pm

Rock up for some in tents luxury

As you fly in to Ayers Rock Resort, it's startling to see that Australia's so-called red centre is remarkably green. Two years of record rainfall has made the desert explode into life - a vivid landscape of spinifex grasses, mulga trees, bloodwoods and desert oaks carpeting the blood-red desert floor. Uluru and Kata Tjuta have never looked better.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Darwin delivers consistently high returns

The Chinese have long enjoyed a close relationship with Darwin, the northern most capital of all Australian states and territories.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Growth hot spots

A strong jobs market built around the booming resources sector is driving Darwin's population growth, and therefore demand for housing. Tod Peterson, director and owner of Peterson's Property Search, says investors looking for a location that will rent easily have plenty of choice.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Aboriginal tribal punishment turns Alice Springs into the world's stabbing capital

It was immortalised in Nevil Shute's novel A Town Like Alice, but a surge in traditional tribal punishment among Aborigines has made Alice Springs the stabbing capital of the world.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Blazing trail

In central Australia, the time is told in millennia. It is claimed the Finke River is the oldest waterway on Earth, with its headwaters in the West MacDonnell Ranges, one of the world's oldest mountain chains. Peaks have been worn down to stubs and deep gorges furrow the ranges like wrinkles.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Job growth to lift home prices

Four consecutive months of housing approval loan growth indicate Australia's property sector is on the rebound. But with the stock market's rich returns still proving irresistible to many investors, analysts do not believe it is the start of another property boom.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Art that rocks

'The child cried louder and louder, whereupon a great wind sprang up and the Rainbow Serpent rushed into the camp, trapping everyone with its huge circular body and swallowing them forever.'

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Police take closer look at claims of Outback 'survivor'

A man's claim to have survived 10 weeks stranded in the Outback, eating frogs and leeches, is coming under police scrutiny, after doubts emerged about his tale of being drugged by a group of Aborigines and left for dead in a shallow grave.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

There's no town like Alice for violent crime - now mayor declares a crisis

It is renowned as the gateway to Uluru, but the desert town of Alice Springs has been named the violent-crime capital of Australia, with its squalid Aboriginal camps branded 'a sea of despair' likened to the worst South African slums.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Where's Peter? Unravelling the Peter Falconio Mystery

Where's Peter? Unravelling the Peter Falconio Mystery

by Roger Maynard

HarperCollins, $195

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Evil spirits

It symbolises the harsh grandeur of the Outback and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, but the great red rock of Uluru hides a dirty secret, which Australia's tourism promoters would rather the world did not see.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Thieves take 20-metre iron bridge

Thieves in Australia's sparsely populated tropical north have stolen a 10-tonne, 20-metre iron bridge.

The 115-year-old monument was part of the now abandoned North Australian Railway, which was built almost entirely by Chinese labourers in the late 19th century, linking Darwin to a string of gold mining towns in the rugged interior of the Northern Territory.

17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Remote Darwin gears up to boost trade with Asian nations

With completion of a rail link, economic optimism is high in the Australian city

The dark storm clouds bearing down on David Malone's 14th floor office can do little to dampen his bright economic forecast for Australia's northernmost city.

'The Northern Territory is experiencing a boom,' the head of the Office for Territory Development said.

6 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Darwin on track to be a gateway to Asia

A 3,000-km rail link spurs hopes of the city becoming a second Singapore

Australia's new transcontinental rail service from Adelaide to Darwin swung into action yesterday, the first freight train carrying with it a dream that the line will transform the country's most northerly city into a second Singapore.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am