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 Monday 6 July is a day off work for Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) staff due to the NAIDOC week celebrations. And even though the rest of Australia has postponed the celebrations until November CDRC have decided to go ahead with the celebrations on Tuesday 7 July. The weather is perfect for it this time of year and the Council has its COVID-19 plans in place. The celebrations will happen on each...
NAIDOC Week is from 5-12 July this year, and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) are celebrating with an Art competition. The theme this year is ‘Always was, always will be’ and your artwork should be based the theme. Entry is open to residents of the communities of CDRC.
 NAIDOC Week is from 5-12 July this year, and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) are celebrating with a flag raising ceremony in each community at the Council office on Tuesday 7 July. It starts at 10am in each community except Yuendumu where it starts at 12pm. Don't forget that Monday 6 July is a day off for all CDRC staff.
 Today’s mail plane to Atitjere contained thirty individual packages of mail, about one third of the total load capacity of the aircraft for one of five delivery points.  This broke the previous record of twenty-eight, and even still there are another eight or so packages that could not be squeezed into the plane! They are still in Alice Springs waiting to be delivered. It’s going to be a busy day in the...
National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June, 2020.To celebrate, Indigenous Events NT is holding a Photo competition with the theme from National Reconciliation Week – In This Together.They want you to take a photo that shows what reconciliation looks like to you and to upload it to https://www.indigenouseventsnt.com.au/photo-competiton. You could win an IPad.
 In January the Atitjere Field Officers undertook some computer training, some having not been in the system.  They were then able to enter information on their time cards directly into Tech One, the software that Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) uses, as well as other computer related tasks. Fast forward to May and two of the Field Officers are working together, helping each other to input timesheet...
 Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) is responsible for maintaining the supply of electricity to the community of Atitjere, which includes the maintenance of the Atitjere solar farm. Shannon White, the Atitjere Essential Services Officer, looks after the site, which includes keeping the 720 panels shiny and controlling the weeds and grasses in and around the installation. In situations like the recent...
 Last Thursday (16 April) marked the start of the Atitjere flu shot season with the day promoted by the Atitjere Health Centre as “Get Your Flu Shot Day”. The clinic is hoping to give as many flu shots out to the community as they can. This year is especially important for flu shots in order to help protect the health of the community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Centre allowed Central...
 The recent flow of information around Covid-19 appears to have been received loud and clear in Atitjere.  Along with “Wash your Hands” and “Hygiene” posters Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) has also sent out a strong message about the importance of reducing the amount of rubbish lying around.   The community are cleaning up yards, bins were full and there has been an increase in the request for...
 The Office of Chansey Paech has decided to run a photo competition with remote communities to try and capture some positive stories and pictures of life out on country. Send in a picture to ELECTORATE.NAMATJIRA@NT.GOV.AU OR VIA FACEBOOK that you reckon is the best / happiest place in your community.   1ST- $200.00 2ND - $100.00 3RD - $50.00 4TH -$25.00 WIN VOUCHERS TO YOUR COMMUNITY STORE COMPETITION...

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