Community meeting to alleviate concerns about COVID

The Police held a community meeting at the store today to alleviate concerns in Yarralin, following recent COVID outbreaks. Everybody knows the importance of wearing masks and social distancing where possible. The meeting allowed community to ask questions and seek clarification around what’s happening locally. We’re trying to limit the spread by bringing in theContinue reading “Community meeting to alleviate concerns about COVID”

Alan Young Najukpayi receives Order of Australia Medal

Local Yarralin resident Alan Young Najukpayi has received an Order of Australia Medal for his work on land claims within the Northern Territory. The NLC have congratulated Mr Young Najukpayi for his work: Mr Young Najukpayi has selflessly devoted his life to his country, his culture and his people.  He has also provided many yearsContinue reading “Alan Young Najukpayi receives Order of Australia Medal”

Passing of Mr Darby

It’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Mr Brian Darby in community today. Mr Darby was a senior culture man within community and a Director of Walangeri Ngumpinku. We pass on our respects to his family.

Yarralin Community Store transitions to Community Management

Last year, Victoria Daly Regional Council transferred the Yarralin Community Store to Walangeri Ngumpinku Aboriginal Corporation. We engaged AIG to assist us with the day-to-day management of the store, hiring Store Managers, and dealing with suppliers. It’s always been our dream to manage the store ourselves, within community. This is a dream that goes backContinue reading “Yarralin Community Store transitions to Community Management”

Liquor Commission – Public Hearing in Yarralin

The Liquor Commission held a Public Hearing in Yarralin in response to a letter Walangeri Ngumpinku sent Minister Fyles about alcohol issues in community. Members of community came along to talk about the issues with alcohol and discuss solutions, particularly around licensing restrictions. Community recognise the issues and know that licensing restrictions are just aContinue reading “Liquor Commission – Public Hearing in Yarralin”

Economic Stimulus funding put to good use in Yarralin

Like many businesses, we were hit hard by COVID-19 with a loss in revenue, especially from the Yarralin Motel. So it was good news when we were successful with an application for some of the Federal Government’s Economic Stimulus funding for Indigenous Businesses. The funding allowed us to undertake a range of projects at theContinue reading “Economic Stimulus funding put to good use in Yarralin”