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Northern Territory goes bananas!

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Northern Territory goes bananas!

The Northern Territory has been declared banana freckle free, with the proof of freedom from the disease declared on 1 February.

Mineral lease granted for Territory’s first lithium mine

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Mineral lease granted for Territory’s first lithium mine

A mineral lease has been granted for a new lithium mine about 90km south of Darwin.

Don’t miss out – last week to nominate for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

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Don’t miss out – last week to nominate for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Do you have an idea that could make a difference to rural and regional communities in the Northern Territory?

New citrus canker detection in Durack

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New citrus canker detection in Durack

As a result of continued efforts to trace plants infected with the citrus canker disease as well as assistance from the community, the Citrus Canker Emergency Response Team has successfully identified another plant infected with citrus canker. Located on a residential property in Durack, this is the 14th infected plant found in the Northern Territory since the first citrus canker detection in April 2018.

McArthur River Mine additional water release amendment

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McArthur River Mine additional water release amendment

An amendment has been approved to McArthur River Mine’s (MRM) existing Mine Management Plan that will allow the operator to improve contaminated water management at the site.

PAWS and think about responsible pet ownership

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PAWS and think about responsible pet ownership

Territorians are reminded they are responsible for the safety and welfare of their pets and livestock over the Christmas and holiday period.

Quarantine fees waived for citrus fruit going interstate

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Quarantine fees waived for citrus fruit going interstate

Fees for fruit, farm and packing shed quarantine inspections will be waived for registered commercial citrus growers exporting fruit to interstate markets.

Have you seen the NT Pastoral Feed Outlook for December 2018?

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Have you seen the NT Pastoral Feed Outlook for December 2018?

The Northern Territory (NT) Pastoral Feed Outlook is a quarterly publication that summarises information relevant to the pastoral industry such as current feed supply, seasonal conditions, development of drought conditions and fire risk.

Changes to Offshore Net and Line Fishery

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Changes to Offshore Net and Line Fishery

A comprehensive new Management Framework and Associated Harvest Strategy for the Offshore Net and Line Fishery is now in effect.

Geologist rocks as STEM Superstar

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Geologist rocks as STEM Superstar

A mohawked, mustang-driving, rock music chick might not be the typical image of a scientist, however geologist Dr Verity Normington is breaking down stereotypes.