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When pot was king. Cannabis cultivation in the NT: Part One – Introduction.

When pot was king. Cannabis cultivation in the NT: Part One – Introduction.

We'll never know with any certainty just how many crops were grown in the NT from the late 1970s through to the late 1990s but through my research over the past couple of years I’ve located reports - sourced from court reports, personal reports, NT Police material and of course contemporaneous media accounts – that indicate the Northern Territory was a hot-spot for cannabis cultivation during that period.

Church of the Week: Christ the King Catholic Church, Tennant Creek NT.

Church of the Week: Christ the King Catholic Church, Tennant Creek NT.

An early morning visit to the Christ The King Church in Tennant Creek.

“A sense of unease and misgiving” – abuse and the Catholic Church on the Tiwi islands

“A sense of unease and misgiving” – abuse and the Catholic Church on the Tiwi islands

"They used to go up to him and sort of play with him, wanking him, some of the kids used to suck him off. And I was one of them. There was a lot of others kids too that sucked him off and wanked him.”

Mr Mills travels to Garma. Gets tested, passes. Put on notice.

Mr Mills travels to Garma. Gets tested, passes. Put on notice.

On Saturday new NT Chief Minister Mills flew to Gove on the far north-east of the NT. This was a very different trip to last week's fly-in, fly-out trips to Nguiu, Ramingining and Wadeye. No triumph, no candidates, media or minders in tow. At the 2012 NT election the CLP didn't put a dent in the firm 32-year Labor hold on the local seat of Nhulunbuy.