Darwin in the grip of massive power blackout


Mex Cooper A massive blackout has, in effect, shut down Darwin, leaving the entire city without power.

Hugs and tears and a long goodbye as HMAS Darwin leaves for the Middle East

Andrew Booth

Anne Tarasov Andrew Booth will be more than 44,000 kilometres away when his five-year-old daughter, Maddie, walks through the school gates for the first time next week.

Gary Miles was in shock after burning Paul Stamp alive, Darwin court told


Neda Vanovac A man who burnt his friend alive for drinking his beers was a different person and in shock after the attack, a Darwin court has heard.

Drivers chase the sun in race from Darwin to Adelaide

World Solar Challenge

Hundreds gathered in Darwin on Sunday as 39 futuristic rolled through the city.

Darwin cops sent on a wild pig chase

It’s the tale of three little pigs, and it’s kept Darwin enthralled.

Three dead in Darwin murder-suicide

Three people are dead including two young children in what Darwin police believe is a murder suicide.

Three die in Darwin family tragedy

The quiet Darwin suburb of Leanyer is in shock after a father killed his two young children before taking his own life.

Darwin arrest over Keohane bashing

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Darwin over the bashing of Irishman David Keohane two years ago.

Darwin's answer to road rage

Kate Reynolds at work as part of an all Irish, all female traffic control crew working the roads in Darwin. Photo: Glenn Campbell.

An all female road crew are working the roads around Darwin and the end results have been a marked reduction in road rage and abuse from drivers forced to stop or slow down by the crew.

Coldest May on record for Darwin

Ellen Wescott-Dawson Darwin and other parts of Northern Australia have just had their coldest May on record.

Detention centre at Darwin to ease overcrowding at a cost of $9.2m

Tim Lester NATIONAL BUREAU CHIEF THE Gillard government will build a 1500-bed immigration detention centre near Darwin to ease pressure on the over-burdened Christmas Island centre.

Cyclone Carlos batters Darwin

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Heavy winds knock over trees and power lines as Darwin residents are warned conditions will continue into the weekend.

Asylum seekers injured as violence erupts in Darwin

Lindsay Murdoch in Darwin Five asylum seekers were injured and 11 others arrested after violence erupted for a third day at Darwin Airport Lodge, where hundreds of immigration detainees are being held.

Darwin's war scars

Michael Inman AUSTRALIANS will pause for a moment's silence today as the nation remembers the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.

Darwin bombing was 'our Pearl Harbour': Gillard

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has described the bombing of Darwin during World War II as Australia’s Pearl Harbour and says more Australians must learn about the attack.

Darwin remembers the nation's 'darkest day'

Xavier La Canna The bombing of Darwin by Japanese aircraft 70 years ago was Australia's darkest day, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.

Obama confirms visit to Darwin

United States President Barack Obama has accepted Prime Minister Julia Gillard's invitation to visit Darwin as part of his State Visit to Australia next month.

Refugees in Darwin intent on NZ

Chinese refugees experienced problems en route to New Zealand.

Dylan Welch Confusion after Chinese group lands in Darwin, demanding to travel on to New Zealand.

Indonesia wary of strengthened Australia-US defence ties in Darwin

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the Australian Parliament in Canberra

Tom Allard INDONESIA'S military commander fears his nation could be drawn into disputes in the South China Sea when 2500 US Marines are deployed for training near Darwin.

Obama to send marines to Darwin

US President Barack Obama

Phillip Coorey US Marines and warplanes operating in the Northern Territory, and warships and submarines using a West Australian naval base, will constitute a permanently increased military presence in Australia...