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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.
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.
  The communities of Engawala and Yuelamu received some welcomed donations to assist everyone throughout the Coronavirus period.  Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS) made a donation of sports balls, basketball singlets and shorts, and football and cricket boots. The sports balls were handed out to individuals to help keep them active in a safe way during the Coronavirus period, while the...
 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...
 The April 2020 edition of the Central Desert News is out now! You can view it by opening the attachment below. Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our newsletter and media release mailing list by clicking subscribe on the right hand side of this page. 
 On Wednesday, 26 February, three Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Field Officers from Engawala participated in a unit of Certificate III in Local Government Operational Works. The unit of competency was ‘Plan and Construct a Conventional Fence.’ The training is run by Balance HR Consulting, upskilling the field officers in fence repairs as well as how to plan, map out and construct a fence. There...
 Christmas is just around the corner, and there have been parties to celebrate around the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) communities. Read on to hear about some of the communities' festivities.    NyirripiThere was a quiet Christmas party at Nyirripi on Monday 9 December with five people present for an afternoon tea style gathering, with lovely food and sparkling apple juice in champagne flutes –...
Community Safety Patrol and Sports and Recreation staff attended in-house training and an Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) course in Alice Springs over the dates of 27, 28 and 29 November. The in-house training was centred on developing staff’s understanding of their roles as public servants and council values, developing staff’s commitment to council’s service charter, a presentation of the...

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