THE Tiwi Islands Regional Council (TIRC) and the West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) are working more closely together after an initiative of WARC Mayor Lothar Siebert came to fruition last week.
Mayor Siebert invited the TIRC Mayor and Councillors to attend an Ordinary Council Meeting at the WARC Chambers in Jabiru on Wednesday 10 September.
Attending the meeting were TIRC Mayor Lynette De Santis, Councillors Anita Moreen and Lesley Tungatalum, and Chief Executive Officer Alan Hudson.
The 2014 Gurrung Sports Carnival is over for another year, with hundreds of competitors travelling home to their communities.
Some will be carry trophies, some will be carrying bruises and battered pride – but all competitors will be carrying with them memories of a great couple of days of sport and sportsmanship.
PEOPLE came flooding in from all over Arnhem Land. From the outstations around Jabiru. From Yirrkala and Galiwinku in the east, to Warruwi, Maningrida, Minjilang and Gunbalanya in the west.
For two days, throughout the the Gurrung Sports Carnival and long into the night of the Mahbilil Festival, Jabiru, in the heart of Kakadu National Park, was home to a thriving hub of activity.
One surprise announcement in the short build-up to Mahbilil was the extremely popular inclusion of the Djuki Mala dance group, or Chooky Dancers.
Mandy Garling kicked off the musical acts, which also included Neville Namarnjilk, the Mimi Band, the Bininj Band and The Minjilang Connection, along with performances from Kindred Circus, Bininj Gunborrk and Gunbalanya Dancers.
Plus there was the headline act, East Journey, all the way from Yirrkala in East Arnhem Land.