Developing the Top End - October 2016

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Power and Water’s projects showcased on the world stage

Four of Power and Water’s innovative projects were showcased at the prestigious International Water Association’s World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 held in Brisbane.

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Leading the way with new preschool curriculum

The first Preschool Curriculum aligned to the Indigenous Education Strategy has now been implemented in all government preschools across the Territory.

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WorldSkills Australia

Four young apprentices, trainees and students from the Top End have battled amongst the best in the nation at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition.

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Million Dollar Fish

The second season of the Northern Territory’s Million Dollar Fish competition kicked off on 1 October, with 101 prize-tagged barramundi swimming in Top End waters.

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Education on show at Garma Festival 2016

Over 2000 people from across Australia attended the 2016 Garma Festival in August in North East Arnhem Land including Department of Education staff.

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RECS wins Core Values Award

The Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy (RECS) has been awarded the Indigenous Award in the 2016 International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia Core Values Awards.

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Nurses and midwives: A quest for the best

Do you know of a nurse or midwife who has provided outstanding patient care? Nominations for the 14th annual Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are now open.

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Growing pride in Public Housing properties

The Public Housing Garden Competition is a hotly contested event and 2016 has been no different.

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Power and Water employees beat the heat

Power and Water employees took some time out to ‘beat the heat’ at hydration and heat stress awareness sessions run by “The Heat Guy” Dr Matt Brearley.

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Coastal Plains will increase netted area to protect research crops

Coastal Plains Research Farm protects its important crop and horticultural research from bird damage and biosecurity threats through establishing enclosures with exclusion netting—and the Department of Primary Industry and Resources are about to install more.