YOUNG sportspeople from across the Top End are signing up for two days of footy and basketball action set against the stunning backdrop of Kakadu. The Gurrung Sports Carnival runs from Friday afternoon to late Saturday, 4 - 5 September. And – as if two days of sports action were not already exciting enough – the carnival runs in conjunction with Mahbilil Festival, creating a whirlwind of sports, arts, music and culture in the heart of a World Heritage-listed national park.
POLICE from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida and the Territory Response Group searched an area near Cooper's Creek, around 40km north-east of Gunbalanya on the Maningrida road, after five occupants left a vehicle that became bogged at the crossing late on Friday night.
Three trail bikes, a quad bike, and two helicopters were joined on Sunday by a search and rescue plane from Cairns equipped with thermal imaging technology, as concerns mounted for a 33-year-old woman and a 3-year-old girl believed missing in the area.
OILS aint Oils ... especially when Diesel n' Dub are around. The acclaimed reggae and roots bandits cover songs by one of the world’s greatest socially conscious bands, Midnight Oil. Come September, reggae fans in Kakadu will get their rhythm fix when Diesel n'Dub head up an eclectic day of music, art and culture at this year's Mahbilil Festival.
KIDS in Gunbalanya enjoyed an afternoon at the pool recently as part of the West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) School Holiday Program. The Council’s Coordinator of Youth Development in Gunbalanya, Sharna Cropley, said it was a great turnout and heaps of fun. “We had cool drinks, fruit, and music and the Remote School Attendance Program staff brought down their new bright new barbecue on a trailer and cooked up a feed for all the kids,” Sharna said. The event was held on Friday 7 August at the Gunbalanya Sports and Social Club pool.