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Pop-Up Zoo in the City on Saturday morning



On Saturday (10th Sept) Darwin Waterfront will host a Pop-Up Zoo as part of National Threatened Species Day from 9am till Noon. 

There'll be presentations, interactive displays, stalls as well as cameo appearances from some of the species concerned. Crocodylus Park, Crocosaurus Cove and Territory Wildlife Park are all taking part in the morning.

You can have your photo taken with the keepers and their animals at one of the many displays.

Sounds like a great morning for the whole family. 


Kindergarten Cop and the 45th Parliament of Australia


Mr Kimble is sent to Canberra to manage some early discipline problems in Federal Parliament ... but is he up to the task?

Mitchell Street Mile returns



Registrations are still open for the iconic 2016 Mitchell Street Mile. 

This is your chance to participate in an event that has grown to become Australia's richest middle distance showcase.

This year the event carries a prize pool of more than $35,000. Many of Australia's top middle distance runners are arriving in the Territory to compete on Sunday, building on the event's status as a major mile event.

It's also a great day out for runners of any ability, or those who just like to come along and watch.

Greg and Ali will be broadcasting live from Mitchell Street on Sunday from midday for all the action.

To register to participate visit Mitchell Street Mile.

Mad Max: Fury Road with no special effects



There's nothing like seeing George Miller's vision of Mad Max: Fury Road come to life without the assistance of computer generated special effects. It takes me back to the original Mad Max in 1979 where what you saw on screen was the real deal.  George Miller's been clever in Fury Road to ensure original fans of the francise are statisfied with the mixture of CGI and live action. With this video though you can experience the live action which made Fury Road the heralded film it has become. Enjoy....Greg & Ali 


It's Pre-Cyclone Clean Up Time



The cyclone season is fast approaching and now is the time to clean up unwanted items around your house.

City of Darwin is once again holding its annual Cyclone Clean Up, which involves removing unwanted debris from residential properties which could become dangerous missiles in the event of a cyclone.

You should have received a leaflet in your letterbox by now indicating your collection date. If not the following information should be helpful.

Southern Suburbs

Plave your items on the nature strip on Saturday 17 September 2016 for collection commencing Sunday 18 September.

Bayview, Coconut Grove, Darwin City, Fannie bay, Larrakeyah, Millner, Nightcliff, Parap, Rapid Creek, Stuart Park, The Gardes, The Narrows and Woolner.

Seniors and residents with a disability can request assistance to remove items from their property. Please call Council on 8930 0300 no later than the Friday before your collection.


October Business Month calendar launched



The highly anticipated October Business Month (OBM) 2016 calendar of events has been launched.

This year's line up features an exciting 171 events across the Territory with entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, industry leaders and innovators among the high calibre of speakers who will share their knowledge with Territory business.

Keynote speakers include the founder of Boost Juice Janine Ellis, New York times best-selling author and founder of IQuitSugar Sarah Wilson, Olympian and gold medallist Steven Bradbury, award winning social researcher and TEDX speaker Mark McCrindle, Territory export and innovator Scott Boocock and Emma Isaacs from Business Chicks.

For the first time OBM will have a pop-up office in the Mitchell Centre in Darwin where you can find out more about the program, register for events or pick up a copy of the calendar.

For more information visit OBM



Kings of Leon new single



Where has these lads been? Finally, Kings of Leon have released their first single in three years. From their forthcoming album 'Walls,' released in mid-October here's 'Waste a Moment'.



Myer renegs on opening store in NT




Department store Myer has reneged on its plans to open a store in the Northern Territory.

Darwin will now be the only capital city without a high-end department store.

The retailer was due to open its doors at Casuarina Square this year but after announcing its financial results, has confirmed "it will not proceed with a planned store in Darwin".

Myer says the decision is part of a new strategy for the company.

As long term locals Greg and Ali are disappointed with this decision, especially seeing as other large retailers have reaped record sales since opening their doors.

What does Cairns or Townsville have that Darwin doesn't?


First Class on Emirates A380



Ever wondered what it would be like to fly First Class on Emirates A380? This bloke got an upgrade to First Class and decided to document his experience. If you had money to burn it looks like the perfect way to travel....otherwise, most of us will just have to be satisfied to be sitting next to the emergency exit to gain a couple of extra centimetres of leg room.  



Jennifer Aniston memes flood in after Brangelina split


It's all over for Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. But it's another woman's face who has stolen the thunder. Jennifer Aniston memes have flooded the internet in response to the announcement that Angelina has filed for divorce from Brad.


Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience



The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience pulls into the Darwin Convention Centre 17th -24th October, commemorating Australia's involvement in the First World War. You'll be able to walk through immersive environments that are brought to life with special effects, films and audio guides. The exhibition is a true experience of honour, bravery and sacrifice not to be missed. Find out more and book your free tickets go HERE


Water Safety Week kicks off with Splashfest



Water Safety Week kicks off this Sunday with Splashfest.

Splashfest is a free community event at the Darwin Waterfront.  There will be free entertainment for the whole family with bouncy castles, waterslides, waterproof temporary tattoos, craft workshops and much more. 

There's a Water Safety Creek competition where kids have the chance to learn some great water safety messages, have fun and win great prizes. There will also be information available on water safety and demonstations by the Lifeguards. 

Plus, Boof the Barra, the NT Water Safety mascot will be there.

It's all happening at the Darwin Waterfront this Sunday from 9am. For more information visit the Water Safety NT Facebook page


Save The Paws Ball to support RSPCA



Join us for the RSPCA Save The Paws Ball on Saturday 29 October.

This special event will be held at the Skycity Beachside Pavillion and includes a three course dinner, premium beverage package and fantastic live entertainment by The Kicks.

So grab your family and friends for a fun night and help raise much needed funds for the RSPCA Darwin.

Book online now at www.trybooking.com/218744 or email marketing@rspcadarwin.org.au


Between Two Ferns with Zac Galifianakis


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Hillary Clinton sits down with Zac Galifianakis for her most memorable interview yet. 



Festival in Light opens in Alice Springs


The first authentic Indigenous festival of its kind, featuring Australia's biggest light show installation, has been switched on in Central Australia.

Parrtjima, a Festival in Light, stretches over 2.5 kilometres of the iconic MacDonnell Ranges and showcases contemporary and traditional Indigenous art created by local artist. 

It is a free 10 night festival and runs until 2 October 2016.


Free movie under the stars





The Territory Remembers program presents a free screening of Little Boy under the stars on Saturday 8 October

When auto mechanic James Busbee is sent to fight the Japanese during World War II, he leaves behind his wife and two sons, London and Pepper.

Pepper feels his father's absence most keenly, and can't wait for him to return home. An encounter with a magician and advice from a priest convince Pepper that the power to bring his dad back safely maybe within himself and his actions.

Bring along a picnic rug and relax on the Waterfront lawn under the stars with family and friends. Movie goers are encouraged to arrive by 6:30pm to secure a spot on the lawns.

For more on The Territory Remembers program visit the website

The Evolution of Tom Hanks


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Tom Hanks has proven to be a Hollywood Legend. His film career spans 35 years. He's appeared in 60 films, featured in 20 TV Series, 11 Stage productions. Hanks has recieved Oscars for performances in Philadelphia & Forrest Gump. Nominations for Big, Saving Private Ryan and Castaway. 

He's currently starring in the Clint Eastwood film Sully and soon to star in Mix 104.9's premiere of Inferno on October 12 at BCC Casuarina.

There's no stopping this 60 yr old....and we don't want him to stop either. Let's look back at the evolution of Tom Hanks.   


NT business women recognised in awards



From property market experts to career development coaches, the most brilliant business women from Darwin to Alice Springs have been recognised as finalists in the 2016 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women's Awards.

Now in their 22nd year, the awards champion women from diverse industries, ensuring their achievements are given the recognition they deserve, and continue to raise the profile of women in business.

This year's finalists demonstrate the unique combination of skills required for professional excellence, the courage to take risks, sound financial management, strong leadership skills and of course sophisticated business acumen allowing them to thrive.

Finalists for the 2016 Northern Territory Business Women's Awards are:

Entrepreneur Award
Churyl Scheppard, Fitness Works, Nightcliff, Alawa, Cullenbay & CBD

Denise Dunn, Slappa's Thongs, Darwin
Karen Sheldon, Karen Sheldon Group, Darwin
Mahongo Fumbelo, Born To Win Consulting, Darwin 
Rhonda Dunne, Raw Cloth, Nightcliff

For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award
Andrea Mason, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council, Alice Springs

Ilana Eldridge, Cast Your Net Consultancy, Ludmilla
Liz Reid, YouthWorX NT, Darwin
Rachel Kroes, Down Syndrome Association NT, Rapid Creek
Terri-ann Maney, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Darwin

Public Sector and Academia Award
Carolyn Edwards, Henbury School, Tiwi

Michelle Walker, Department of Housing, Casuarina
Professor Sue Carthew, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina

Corporate and Private Award
Andrea Moriarty, Killarney Homes (NT) Pty Ltd, Winnellie

Neilia Ginnane, Housing Industry Association Ltd, Leanyer Berrimah
Ruth Palmer, Property Council of Australia, Darwin


New 'Will & Grace' scene about 2016 US Election



Will & Grace was a successful sitcom that ran for 8 seasons from 1998 to 2006.

Will, a gay lawyer, and interior designer Grace have been best friends since college. Living in the same apartment complex, they're constantly in each other's business. Stirring the pot of melodrama is Grace's "employee," Karen, and Will's flamboyant friend, Jack.

Well….after a 10 year absence the gang are back and the reason for that reunion is out.

Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes have revived their Will and Grace character for a video released ahead of the first presidential debate.

The 9:30 min video sees Will and Grace both worried about the rise of Donald Trump, while Karen is a supporter of his policy on Latinos.

Meanwhile Jack is distraught about the break-up of Brangelina.


Fat now Fit. Inspiring Aussies to achieve.



Three years ago Greg McDermott was overweight, depressed and a self confessed binge-drinker. Today the Sydney-sider is cycling 15,000km across Australia to inspire others to achieve their dreams.

The 34-year-old spoke to Greg and Ali about his epic ride and motivation to raise $50,000 for Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets program.

Take a listen to their chat here.

New Led Zeppelin video


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Led Zeppelin have announced their archival release 'The Complete BBC Sessions.' There are eight previously unreleased recording. Led Zeppelin have also released this month the official music video for "What Is And What Should Never Be".  Make sure play it LOUD.


All set for Million Dollar Fish



Fishing fever has hit the Top End with Tourism NT's popular Million Dollar Fish competition returning this Saturday 1 October.

This season the number of prized tagged barramundi has increased to 101 and the total cash prize pool up for grabs is $2 million.

More than 22,000 people have already registered for the competition with anglers locally, interstate and overseas all trying to hook the big one from this weekend.

The inaugural season saw $100,000 paid out to nine lucky fishos and Tourism NT is tipping this year to be even more successful.

In fact, you don't even need to own a fishing rod to win. Just by registering online at www.milliondollarfish.com.a you could win one of five holidays, a JayCo camper trailer, Engel fridges, Shimano and BCF Tackle, JM Gilles Classic Lures, Qantas flights and a XXXX Gold fishing charter.

So with 101 chances to win and $96,000 in prizes, get cracking!!

Image: Tourism NT

First Territory mangoes to United States



The first ever shipment of Territory mangoes to the United States will be exported this week.

The shipment has been provided from Manbulloo Limited Katherine Farm and shows great confidence in the Territory industry and product.

The Kensington Pride mangoes will be sent to the PMA Fresh Summitt for tastings in Florida, where buyers from all over North America and many other markets go to see what's new in fruit and vegetables. 

The Territory already exports to Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan and Europe.




Your AFL / NRL Grand Final Guide




AFL Grand Final Pre Match Entertainment:
Vance Joy
The Living End
Vika and Linda Bull (national anthem)
Mike Brady

SEVEN: AFL Grand Final day coverage will include Dennis Cometti in his final TV footy call, plus Bruce McAvaney, Brian Taylor, Tim Watson, Leigh Matthews, Cameron Ling, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson, Wayne Carey, Hamish McLachlan, Basil Zempilas, Nick Maxwell,Andrew Welsh and Brad Sewell, along with Sam Lane and Mick Molloy.

Game Day: The Grand Final edition of AFL Game Day begins at 8.30am Darwin time, hosted by Hamish McLachlan and live from Federation Square. A stellar line-up including Alex Rance, Matthew Pavlich, Jude Bolton, Nick Maxwell, Daisy Pearce, Brad Sewell and more take a look back on the season that was: the best marks and goals, the greatest controversies and the funniest moments.

2016 AFL Grand Final : Darwin 1.30pm Live on Channel 7 and 7mate and Channel 70 in HD


Commentating the NRL Grand Final are  Ray “Rabs” Warren, Peter Sterling, Phil Gould, Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns, Darren Lockyer, Wally Lewis and Billy Slater, with Yvonne Sampson as host.

NRL Grand Final Pre Match Entertainment:
Keith Urban
Richie Sambora

Nine's Wide World of Sports – NRL Grand Final special from 8.30am

Super State Championship Grand Final Illawarra Cutters vs Burleigh Bears LIVE from 2pm Darwin time.

Pre-Match Entertainment Keith Urban, Richie Sambora and Orianthi from 5pm.


Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks from 5.45 Darwin time

May the best teams win 

Boost founder Janine Allis shares business tips



With Boost Juice bars now in 13 countries across the world, Janine Allis certainly knows a thing or two about business success.

The self-made businesswoman spoke to Greg and Ali on Wake Up about her smoothie empire ahead of sharing her knowledge with others at the October Business Month official opening keynote event in Darwin at the Darwin Convention Centre this evening.

Take a listen to their chat here.

For more information on OBM stay tuned to Greg and Ali for daily diary updates.

Croc swims next to family and attacks son


Watch this terifying moment when a crocodile swims next to a family and attacks their son in Western Australia.

Father Mark Timms was swimming with his son Cameron and his family at El Questro completely unaware that a crocodile was right next to them under the water. 

Cane Toad Stacking


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With the Wet season soon upon us, it's inevitable there'll be power outages during storms. How do you keep yourself entertained during these intermissions to your lifestyle? Simple. Venture outside while it's still wet and collect Cane Toads. Then stack them on top of each other. It will keep you and the kids amused for a least 30 minutes. Here's our instruction video on how to perform this tropical treat.



Photographer captures joy on dog's faces as they catch treats





These gorgeous dogs look like perfect models, but according to amateur photographer Manuela Kulpa it can take up to 80 goes to capture one image. But we reckon it's worth it. How happy do these dogs look as they prepare to catch a treat?

Kellie becomes first female angler to land $10K barra



Territorian Kellie Carroll has created history becoming the first female angler to catch a $10,000 tagged barramundi in the Million Dollar Fish competition.

Kellie caught the prize-tagged fish on Monday in Darwin Harbour after a last minute decision to go fishing.

Just a few hours later, Darwin resident George Voukolos hooked the second tagged barra of season two of the competition whilst fishing at Daly River, a popular fishing spot two and a half hours from Darwin.

Kellie spoke to Greg and Ali about her catch and how she plans to spend her windfall. Listen to their chat here.

Picture credit: Tourism NT


Andrea Mason named 2016 Telstra NT Business Woman of the Year



Andrea Mason, of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council, has been named the 2016 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year.

She has devoted much of her career to focusing on opening just and fair access to Aboriginal people through employment, workforce planning, tenancy management and negotiating reconciliation plans.

Andrea, who also won the For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award, spoke to Greg and Ali about the accolade. Take a listen to their chat below.

Other business women recognised are Karen Sheldon from Karen Sheldon Catering (Entrepreneur Award), Carolyn Edwards from Henbury School (Public Sector and Academia Award) and Andrea Moriarty from Killarney Homes (Corporate and Private Award).

Darwin lawyers nominated for Top End's Best Boss



Nominations are flooding in for the Top End's Best Boss thanks to Nautilus Aviation.

This morning Greg and Ali spoke to Jenny Collier who has nominated her bosses' Julie Franz and Julian Barry of Darwin Family Law.

Jenny says 'both go beyond the call of duty as bosses, they are caring, kind, generous and wonderful to work for, supplying lunch and morning tea and great coffee, I will auction my position when I leave'.  Take a listen to their chat below.

Does your boss inspire and support you like Julie and Julian of Darwin Family Law? If so, nominate your boss to win the ultimate experience thanks to Nautilus Aviation. Nominate here.



Comedy hypnotist visits Wake Up



Following the success of his February and April seminars, renowned Australian comedy and clinical hypnotherapist Rohan Bizarre Gazzard returns to Darwin.

The endearing hypnotist amazed Greg and Ali on Wake Up when he hypnotised fellow staff members Steve and Grace who were powerless to his charms. Both Steve and Grace volunteered themselves to the experience and the results were hilarious.

While in Darwin, Rohan is appearing at various venues across Darwin hosting both comedy stage hypnotism shows and seminars. 

Rohan can be seen at the following locations:


Comedy hypnosis at Monsoons on Mitchell Street from 8pm


Darwin FreeSpirit Resort

Quit Smoking: 9am and 3pm

Weight Loss: 12pm

Nightcliff Sports Club comedy hypnosis from 8pm


The Power of a Positive Mind luncheon at The Precinct at Darwin Waterfront from 12pm.

For bookings visit www.dtix.com.au or phone Nikki on 0417 897 664.





Peter Brock two part drama screens this weekend



TEN has confirmed its two part drama Brock will screen at 8:30pm Sunday October 9 and conclude on Monday, 10 October at 9.00pm.  

As expected it will premiere on the same weekend TEN broadcasts the Bathurst 1000, which marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the sporting champion. Over two big nights, Brock will follow the life of the legendary Australian icon. From his early racing days to his tragic death in Perth, this special television dramatisation traces the soaring highs and brutal lows of one of the country’s most remarkable sportsmen.

Starring Matt Le Nevez as Peter Brock, Brock comprises an all-star cast that includes Brendan Cowell as Peter’s adversary Allan Moffat, Ella Scott Lynch as Bev Brock, Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Julie Bamford, Steve Bisley as Harry Firth, Axle Whitehead as Colin Bond and Martin Sacks as Peter’s father Geoff Brock.


Inaugural AFL women's draft



The inaugural AFL women's draft takes place this Wednesday in Melbourne.

The draft will be the next step in completing team lists that will complete the inaugural national women's league in early 2017.

Marquee players and some priority players have been announced in recent weeks.

Teams are required to have 25 players on their list and can also nominate up to two additional rookies that are new to the game or haven't been registered as a player prior to June 15, 2016.

Fingers crossed for our Northern Territory hopefuls. 


Bruno Mars New Single


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Bruno is back...finally, with the title track from his forthcoming album to be released mid-November. Bruno teams up with his posse through the streets of Las Vegas.  



Gold Plates served up to Territory restaurants



About 400 people converged on Skycity Darwin last night to honour the best of the Northern Territory's restaurants and dining.

Twenty awards were handed out to a diverse range of entrants from across the Territory with regional restaurants featuring strongly among the winners.

Congratulations to the following Gold Plate recipients:

Best Club Restaurant sponsored by Clubs NT: Maccassans Restaurant - The Arnhem Club

Best Public Hotel Dining sponsored by Carlton and United Breweries: Dollys Bar (Hibiscus Tavern)

Best Informal Dining/Cafe Restaurant sponsored by Dynamic Refrigeration Solutions: The Pearl

Best Family Restaurant sponsored by Ten Darwin: Humpty Doo Tavern

Best Casual Dining sponsored by Coopers Brewery: Humpty Doo Tavern

Best Wayside Inn Dining sponsored by Tourism Top End: Devils Marbles Hotel

Best Asian Restaurant sponsored by Calabria Family Wines: Dragon Court, Skycity Darwin

Best Specialty Cuisine Restaurant sponsored by Territory Taste: iL Piatto, Skycity Darwin

Best Hotel Restaurant sponsored by Lion: Cicada Lodge

Best Steak Restaurant sponsored by Coca-Cola Amatil: Char Restaurant 

Best Tourism / Themed Restaurant sponsored by Tourism NT: A Night at Field of Light (Voyages Ayres Rock Resort)

Best Select Wine List sponsored by Treasury Estate Wines: Moorish Cafe

Best Extensive Wine List sponsored by Samuel Smith & Son: Char Restaurant

Best Cocktail List sponsored by Diageo Australia: Hot Tamale

Best Fine Dining sponsored by Dreamedia: Hanuman Restaurant Alice Springs

Best New Establishment sponsored by Arafura Catering Equipment: PM Eat & Drink

Best Stand Alone Restaurant sponsored by H & L Australia: The Pearl

Business and Innovation Encouragement Award: Little Miss Korea

Best Function / Event Caterer sponsored by HOSTPLUS: Event Solutions

Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Australian Liquor Marketers: Hanuman Restaurant, Alice Springs 



The new wellness with Sarah Wilson



New York Times best selling author and entrepreneur Sarah Wilson joined Greg and Ali on Wake Up to share the simple tricks she's learned to healing her body that's she's translated into her I Quit Sugar progams that have seen 1.8 million people quit sugar and find their ultimate health. 

Hear her chat with Greg and Ali here as part of October Business Month.

Top End's Best Boss finalists announced



Once again Mix 104.9's Top End's Best Boss has attracted nominations from a diverse range of workplaces as part of October Business Month.

Proudly supported by Nautilus Aviation Darwin, the annual award encourages employees to nominate bosses who exemplify good leadership, communication skills and who are in tune with their employee's needs.

Our judges had a difficult task choosing our three finalists as all nominations were of a very high standard. We congratulate the following nominees:

Melanie Lewis of Palms City Resort

Theresa Schiller of Hoskings Casuarina

Grant Pitchford of TNT Express.

Each boss is in the running to win The Ultimate Getaway thanks to Nautiuls Aviation Darwin which comprises return airfares for two flying Qantas from Darwin to Cairns, Nautilus Aviation helicopter transfers for two to the secluded island hideaway of Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef and three nights accommodation at the Orpheus Island Resort for two. Wow!!

The Mix 104.9 Top End's Best Boss will be announced at tonight's OBM Keynote: The New Wellness with Sarah Wilson at the Darwin Convention Centre from 5:30pm.

We will all finalists the best of luck and thank everyone for nominating!

The Last One Standing with Olympian Steven Bradbury



Olympic champion, speaker and genuine onstage entertainer Steven Bradbury is returning to the Top End as part of October Business Month.

The four time Olympian will share his story at keynote events in Nhulunbuy tomorrow and Katherine this Friday.

Steven spoke to Greg and Ali on Wake Up about his strategies for success in business and in life. 

Boots Off for Fair pay



In the histroy of Australian Rules Football, today (Wednesday 12th October 2016) is very significant. For the first time ever a draft will be held this afternoon to choose 145 player to populate the inugural AFL's Women's League. Eight teams will comprimise the first ever women's league playing list's selecting the nation's best players from a nomination pool of some 1,300.

The AFL recently found $200 million to purchase Etihad Stadium five days ago yet they can't find the cash to offer the women's players minimum deals of anything more than $5,000 with no health insurance. A social media campaign was launched today in getting people to take their boots off to urge the AFL management to come to the table with a more satisfactory pay offer.

Interesting times lie ahead, on and off the field, in the AFL's women's league infancy.  


And that makes 8. Dream comes true for Territory female footballers



Six Territory female footballers have been picked to play in the first Adelaide Crows Women's team in 2017.

The draftees join fellow Territorians Angela Foley and Jasmine Anderson in the side to represent the joint-venture by AFLNT and the Adelaide Crows.

Yesterday Sally Riley, Abbey Holmes, Heather Anderson, Sophie Armistead, Tayla Thorn and Stevie-Lee Thompson were made aware of their selection during the AFLW draft in Melbourne.

Anderson, a 22 year old, quick and tenacious defender from Waratah was the 10th pick overall, an honour richly deserved, following on her 2011 and 2010 selection into the All Australian Under 18 team.

Tracy Village co-captain Sally Riley, who was a finalist in the 2016 AFL Football Woman of the Year was identified for being a hard-working utility who prides herself on having clean hands in and around the contest.

Talented midfielder from the Wanderers, Armistead received great reward for her resilience shown over the past 11 months as she works to return from a torn meniscus injury. She was awarded the NTFL Women's Rising Star Award for season 2014/15.

The 2016 NT Yought Girls joint-captain, Thorn is an upcoming talent from St Mary's and represents the future of football in the Territory. She was a member of the NT Indigenous Youth Girls representative that won National Championships from 2013-15.

Holmes, a four-time premiership winner with Waratah and the four-time NTFL leading goalkicker will join the Club she has supported her entire life. Known for her football prowess, he has also represented South Australia and Australia at junior-level netball and SA and the NT at senior-level netball.

Rounding out the AFLNT draftees, Thompson is a recent convert to AFL football having joined the Wanderers in season 2015/16 and comes with a successful touch rugby background. Her pace and agility will be welcome assets to the Crows outfit.

We congratulate all draftees and are excited for the upcoming inaugural women's football competition. C'mon the Crows!!




Aussie Tyler Wright is the new World Surfing Champion


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Australia has a new surfing champion. 22 year old Tyler Wright who took the championship after her second placing at the Roxy Pro France today (13/10/16).

Tyler Wright's only rival for the title was American Courtney Conlogue who fell out of the tournament in the semi-final, meaning Wright had a unassailable lead in the world rankings with one event in the season remaining.  


New Trailer for Rogue One - A Star Wars story


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Hold on tight Star Wars fans. The second trailer for the film has just been released and it provides more clues to the plotline in what's sure to be one of the biggest Christmas releases for 2016. 



Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart visit Haunted House



With Halloween a couple of weeks away (Mon Oct 31) now's a good time to start planning a costume of tricks to pull on workmates in the office or work site.

There's thrills a plenty on the Tele with Foxtel dedicating a pop-up channel with the entire Nightmare on Elm St series being televised from Saturday Oct.29 from 4.30am. 

Recently Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart visited Blood Manor in New York to have their nerves tested. 


Artist creates portraits out of smashed avocado




If you're anything like me, avocado features daily in my life. It goes with just about everything.

But artist Boris Toledo from Chile likes to embrace the good old avocado differently. Rather than just smashing it on a piece of toast, he creates realistic portraits of celebrities and cartoon characters.

The first time he attempted one of the works, it took him about six hours ... that's a long time to wait for breakfast!

Quirky facts you never knew you needed to know



Did you know ....

Two thirds of people lean to the right when going in for a kiss. Research was carried out while hanging around airports and watching couples kiss each other without baggage or any other obstruction in the way.

The Outback has upside down rivers. It's home to one of the world's oldest, the Finke River, parts of which are upside down, meaning there is sand on top and freshwater underneath. 

'Selfie' is an Aussie invention. The first recorded use of the world 'selfie' seems to be a drunk Aussie at a mate's 21st, who smashed his face and posted the photo online. 


World War One exhibit stops in Darwin



Discover the Spirit of Anzac at the Darwin Convention Centre until 24 October.

You'll witness Australia's history of courage, service and sacrifice from the First World War until the present day. 

More than 200 artefacts from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra are on display.

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is a free event and bookings are essential. For more visit Spirit of Anzac.

Australia's Biggest Garage Sale this weekend


Garage Sale trial

Take part in Australia's largest Garage Sale this Saturday - October 22. 

Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit national community and sustainability event that encourages the reuse of pre-loved ‘stuff’ and the activation and participation of individuals within their own community.  The idea is simple – by working with councils to organise households and communities to host garage sales all on the one day they aim to promote the ‘reuse’ of pre-loved items, build communities and help raise funds.

The sixth annual Garage Sale Trail will be held on Saturday, 22 October 2016 and applications to sign up for this year are now open.

Find out more at HERE

Croc thongs hit the Darwin market



Would you buy a pair of crocodile-skin thongs?

Darwin business Bunji Boo is making 100 pairs and so far orders have been shipped to the UK, US and the Netherlands.

Owner Frances Elcoate started her business back in 2013 and was inspired to craft the double pluggers because her great grandfather was a crocodile hunter. 

A pair of the croc skin thongs will set you back $330. 

Image: NT News, Ivan Rachman


This guy is crazy



He's been bitten by an Alligator and stung by a cow killer. Now Coyote Peterson is taking a sting from the Tarantula Hawk. Not only is this the largest species of wasp in the United States but it eats Tarantula's for lunch. Needless to say he immediately regretted his decision.