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Prepare. Act. Survive.

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Prepare. Act. Survive.

Residents in Darwin’s rural area are invited to attend this year’s inaugural Fire Ready Week, to be held at the Bushfires NT headquarters on the corner of Townend Rd and the Stuart Hwy in Acacia Hills from 1-7 March.

Arltunga Historical Reserve Draft Joint Management Plan open for Public Consultation

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Arltunga Historical Reserve Draft Joint Management Plan open for Public Consultation

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS), with Eastern Arrernte Traditional Owners, are inviting members of the public to have their say on the draft Joint Management Plan for Arltunga Historical Reserve (Arnerre-ntyenge).

Public consultation for Classification of Wildlife in the NT

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Public consultation for Classification of Wildlife in the NT

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) is inviting submissions from the public on the Classification of Wildlife in the Northern Territory.

Start the school holidays with a splash

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Start the school holidays with a splash

Rangers from across the Territory are working hard to ensure as many of our Parks and Reserves as possible are open for you to enjoy.

A breath of fresh air at our Parks and Reserves

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A breath of fresh air at our Parks and Reserves

Visitors to popular Top End Parks and Reserves can breathe easy, with the roll out of more smoke-free zones from 1 January 2021.

Bushfire Season moves to Central Australia

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Bushfire Season moves to Central Australia

Bushfires NT (BFNT) has today joined the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) at their Alice Springs headquarters to announce the commencement of the 2020-21 Central Australian Fire Danger Period.

Mt Gillen access update

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Mt Gillen access update

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) will be closing access to Alhekulyele (Mt Gillen) from 1 March 2021 at the request of Traditional Custodians and concerns for public safety on the unmaintained trail.

Easy way to know your bore

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Easy way to know your bore

Getting to 'Know Your Bore' is now even easier for thousands of Territorians in the Darwin rural area and Palmerston.

It’s a Pitch-forking weed!

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It’s a Pitch-forking weed!

A pitch-forking weed that can make cattle and country sick is the focus of a new awareness campaign.

Give the Top End a spray this long weekend

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Give the Top End a spray this long weekend

A backyard blitz is a great opportunity for rural landholders to keep fit and healthy while working up a hard earned thirst this long weekend.