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Costs hearing of Port Melville case next week

On April 14, we will have our costs hearing about the Port Melville case. At this hearing we will discover if we can be protected from having to pay for the Australian Government's legal fees if the case goes against us.

We have brought this case because we now know that the Port Melville marine supply base was approved for development without any form of assessment about the effects on the local environment.

We want to win this case, not just for the local species threatened, but nationally. If the Commonwealth can approve developments without any Environment Impact Assessment, then they can do it anywhere.

All the places we love could be under threat. 

We want the hearing to go our way, but even if we succeed in this hearing, we need your support to to continue the case. 

If you haven't yet, please donate to our Chuffed campaign here. If you can't donate, please share with your friends on social media.

https://chuffed.org/project/keeping-the-environmental-centre-nt-open

Read more about the case here.


Hail Caesar film night!

The Environment Centre NT is planning a fundraising film night at the Deckchair Cinema On May 5. It will feature wonderful food from Hanuman, fun competitions, a cake bake-off and tasting, amazing raffle prizes, as well as the latest Coen Brothers film, HAIL CAESAR (PG).

Hail Caesar has been described as: "The most purely delightful movie Joel and Ethan Coen have produced. A romp that simultaneously works to debunk and reinforce ‘the magic’ of movies."

ECNT hopes to raise funds to help keep the Centre operating following loss of all government funding last year at a time of huge changes to the natural environment of the Territory.

For a chance to enjoy a hugely entertaining film at the glorious Deckchair Cinema, in great company as well as enjoying a delicious meal and possibly win some prizes, organise a group of friends and book early to ensure your tickets.

Share the FaceBook event here and go to the Deckchair Cinema site to book tickets.


Creekwatch update

This is an update from Robin MacGillivray, Creekwatch co-ordinator:

"I have been coordinating the Creekwatch Project for the Environment Centre since January. The project is funded by the NT Environment Protection Agency and aims to empower community members to monitor and report on stream health issues in three of Darwin’s urban creek systems: Ludmilla, Sandy and Mitchell Creeks. Here is an update of what’s been happening so far:

http://ecnt.org.au/creekwatch-update/

"SAVE THE DATE 
PLEASE keep 18th June free for a MEET THE CREEKS CRUISE – taking in the three creeks mentioned above, with a picnic lunch at the Lyons Community Centre which is situated on the landscaped upper reaches of Sandy Creek. It would be great if you could come along.  More about that soon."
 

Fracking events

Don't Frack The Territory are looking forward to fantastic upcoming events here in the Territory with international guest John Fenton. Onshore fracking gasfields are planned across the Territory, so now is a critical time to hear from cattle rancher John Fenton, and QLD resident Helen Bender, who can share their first-hand insights of what it’s like with the gasfields spread over regional areas, and the impacts on water, health and livelihoods.
 
Gala Dinner with keynote speaker John Fenton, Katherine Country Club, Friday evening 15 April. More information and pre purchase dinner tickets here.
 
Saddle up for Our Land Is Our Life Horse and Rider March, Katherine, Saturday morning 16 April. More information on the Katherine march and RSVP here.

Fractured Country, an evening with John Fenton and Helen Bender, BBQ, short film, Darwin Civic Park, 5:30pm Monday 18 April. Join this Darwin event and RSVP here
 

Membership drive

Some of you will have received emails letting you know that your membership has expired. Please rejoin the centre when you can.

If you have not joined yet, please do so. Every member we have makes our message stronger.

To join online, visit our website here:

http://ecnt.org.au/join/

Or call Pete in the office on (08) 8981 1984.

We still need your support!

Please show your continued support by

making a DONATION OR

joining us as a MEMBER

UPCOMING EVENTS


Food Matters Film Screening followed by expert Q&A panel


Darwin Screening of the Multi-Award Winning Food Matters Film! Hear from experts in the field on ways that you can take control of yours and your family's health.

All proceeds from ticket sales (less the venue hire cost) will be donated toFoodbank NT!

Please note that there are a limited number of seats available in the theatre so if you are keen to attend please book your ticket to secure your spot! 

You can book your ticket online by following this link - 
http://healthyconversationdarwin.eventbrite.com.au/

We are also so grateful to be joined by three qualified nutrition professionals for our expert Q&A panel following the screening!

When: Friday, April 8 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Charles Darwin University
 

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Don't Frack the Territory events


Gala Dinner with keynote speaker John Fenton. More information and pre purchase dinner tickets here.

When: Friday evening 15 April
Where:  Katherine Country Club
 
Saddle up for Our Land Is Our Life Horse and Rider March. More information on the Katherine march and RSVP here.

When: Saturday morning 16 April
Where:  Katherine

Fractured Country, an evening with John Fenton and Helen Bender, BBQ, short film. Join this Darwin event and RSVP here. 

When: Darwin Civic Park
Where: 5:30pm Monday 18 April

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Hail Caesar film fundraiser

For a chance to enjoy a hugely entertaining film at the glorious Deckchair Cinema, in great company as well as enjoying a delicious meal and possibly win some prizes, organise a group of friends and book early to ensure your tickets.

Share the FaceBook event here and go to the Deckchair Cinema site to book tickets.

When: 6.30pm Thursday May 5.
Where: Deckchair Cinema
 

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Meet the creeks cruise

Taking in the three creeks mentioned above, with a picnic lunch at the Lyons Community Centre which is situated on the landscaped upper reaches of Sandy Creek.

It would be great if you could come along. More about that soon.

When: June 18
Where: details to be confirmed
 

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