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May-June 2017




Roper Gulf (N.T.) -- Periodicals

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Roper Gulf Regional Council

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Katherine (N.T.)


Issue 17/05

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3 3 ROPER GULF REGIONAL COUNCIL NEWSLETTER PAGE 3 MAY/JUNE 2017 (ISSUE 17/05) Barunga turns up volume for hip-hop visitor ROPER RETURN: Australian hip-hop star Timomatic is returning to the Roper Gulf region in July to take part in an Intercommunity Sport and Recreation Weekend in Barunga, which will include a special live performance for participating youth. After thrilling a crowd of more than 400 people in Ngukurr in April, Australian hip-hop star Timomatic has furthered his commitment to at-risk youth in the Roper Gulf region by agreeing to return for a school holiday event and special live performance in Barunga in July. Youth from across the Councils Central Arnhem management area will converge on the community on July 12 and 13 for an Intercommunity Sport and Recreation Weekend, which will involve football, basketball and softball competitions, in addition to a concert by Timomatic on the final night. Participants will attend a series of workshops aimed at providing empowerment between sporting events and Timomatic taking to the stage, and Community Services Regional Manager Annalisa Bowden said her team was ready to rock Barunga. Its fantastic that Timomatic will come back to the NT to mentor youth aged from 11 to 24, she said. As 16 Local Governments across the Northern Territory prepare to welcome new Councils in August, Roper Gulf Regional Councils current Elected Members will sit for the last time in Numbulwar next month. With the Council set to enter caretaker mode on July 14, the day the 2017 NT Council election will be gazetted, the Councils 11 members will head to the remote community for their final Ordinary Meeting of Council on July 12. The top agenda items for the meeting will be the adoption of the 2017-18 Budget and endorsement of the 2017-18 Regional Plan. Manager Governance and Corporate Planning Amanda Haigh explained that despite there being no sitting Council during the caretaker period, it would be business as usual for the organisation. We are still holding 10 Local Authority Meetings in August, in addition to a Finance Committee Meeting, she said. The new Council will meet for the first time in Katherine on September 7. Council prepares to enter caretaker mode

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