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Get in Harmony this weekend

Posted: 27 May 2015

A celebration of harmony and multiculturalism will be on show this Saturday at the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree from 4 – 8.30pm.

Come join in the fun filled cultural activities, be dazzled by the entertainment and try delicious food from around the world.

One of the evenings highlights is the floating lantern flotilla, with many beautiful candle-lit lanterns being released across the Waterfront lagoon at dusk.

Visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs website to watch a video demonstrating how to fold your own lantern and to download an entry form to be a part of the lantern competition.

The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at around 8pm.

The Northern Territory Government would like to thank the multicultural communities who are sharing and celebrating their cultures with Territorians.

Richardson Park expansion concepts on the table

Posted: 27 May 2015

The Northern Territory Government has committed $20 million through Budget 2015 to expand facilities and seating capacity at Richardson Park.

Sport Minister Gary Higgins said the Government would be moving the project steadily forward and would consider the wants and needs of organisations looking for another alternative events venue.

“We’ll be seeking input from sport and user groups about how they’d like to use Richardson Park as part of the process,” Minister Higgins said.

The Minister said the Government had some preliminary concepts drawn up to spark interest and feedback.

“But the final designs will be determined after further talks with stakeholders,” he said.

Download Richardson Park Preliminary Concept Designs

Last chance to see Borella’s War Exhibition

Posted: 25 May 2015

Territorians have one more week to learn about the life and service of our only Victoria Cross recipient with the free exhibition Borella’s War: the making of a legend at the Northern Territory Library.

The collection showcases rare photographic material and explains Albert Borella’s remarkable personal story within the broader context of Northern Territory development and the significant contribution made by Territorians to World War One.

Albert Borella walked, swam through flooded rivers, rode horses and eventually travelled on a mail coach and a train to Darwin. Unable to sign on there, he travelled by ship to Queensland and then went on to Western Australia for training before serving at Gallipoli and then the Western Front.

Borella received the distinctions of Mention in Despatches and the Military Medal for his services in action. In 1918 he received the highest military honour, the Victoria Cross, for most conspicuous bravery in attack.

Borella’s War: the making of a legend  is open at the Northern Territory Library in Parliament House until Sunday 31 May.