The US military has long had a presence in the Top End. And from the looks of things, its only going to get bigger.
The 2019 NAIDOC blachung cook off was another reminder of the vast influences that have come to define the city's community and culture.
Good morning, early birds. Four people have been killed in a shooting in Darwin's CBD, and media bodies condemn the police raid of editor Annika Smethurst's home. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Channel Nine will no longer produce Darwin's 6pm bulletin locally, leaving the ABC's bulletin as the only locally produced TV news in the Top End capital.
The NT News is taking Darwin's omission from Lonely Planet's 10 best cities list rather poorly. Plus other snippets of the day.
Congressional hearings in Washington have revealed the US military is openly canvassing hosting controversial unmanned aircraft in the region -- including at Australian bases.
When the "enduring presence" of US marines in Darwin was announced locals were too giddy by Obama's presence to question it. Justin Tutty from BaseWatch examines what happened when they arrived.
The sporting dreams of teenage boys can often be fairly predictable. But what about the dreams of Hazara boys awaiting their application for asylum? In letters to Crikey, they still aspire to sporting glory, but it's John Howard, not a sporting rival, that they dream of beating.
The Swamp Jockeys are part of that great tradition of Australian bands that play for the sheer fun of it. In their day they were right up there with the best pub-rock in the country and Bob Gosford was at the reunion concert at Darwin Railway Club, strumming his fingers and standing on the beer soaked carpet.
There are around 150 boys aged 14 to 17 currently locked up in the Darwin Airport Motel who have not left the building since April. Pamela Curr went to visit them.