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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.
 In these times of lockdown due to Coronavirus, Lajamanu has been able to complete a Granites Mine Affected Area Aboriginal Corporation (GMAAAC) Project. Two new grandstands and an official’s podium have been erected at the football oval. The grandstands will provide seating and shade for football fans and the official’s podium will be used for the scorers and where the “convenors “ sit – the ones who make...
  The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Lajamanu Works crew, together with Brad Marshall from the Community Safety Patrol team combined to build and distribute over 200 new rubbish bins to community members and stakeholders. There were 110 household garbage bins and 100 recycling bins put together and placed throughout the community to replace damaged bins still being used. This will help keep...
 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. 
 The road to Lajamanu via Yuendumu has been closed for a while, and the community was completely closed off for about ten days, but it’s not all bad news. The young people have been having fun in Hooker Creek at Lajamanu, with boating and swimming the flavour of the day. Just don’t forget your lifejackets next time, kids! The road to Lajamanu is open via the Buchanan Highway, but as always, drive to...
 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 –...

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