More stories from the CAAMA team

  • Alice Springs Helping To Make Wishes Come True!

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    Make a wish Australia started in 1985, and the Alice Springs Chapter started in 2003. Since then 12 Alice Springs children with life threatening illnesses have been granted wishes. To be eligible for a wish a child must be between 3-18 and have a life threatening illness, they can be nominated online at the make a wish website.

     The swim-a-thon was an idea Alicia, the former president of Make-A-Wish, had last year, and the event was so successful raising around $23,000 that they have decided to host one again this year. It will be held this saturday night, from 7pm to 7am, and teams are expected to have a swimmer in the water for the entire event. Some swimmers are going to swim the entire 12 hours!

    Sarah Wyatt, President of the Alice Springs Make-A-Wish Branch joined Mikaela Simpson and Donna Campbell on Women’s Business.


  • Nurnakah Show 17-04-15

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    This week on Nurnakah Show we looked at Brotherboys what’s its like to be a brotherboy and how hard it is to transition.

    Joining us on the program was the lovely JD and amazing Kai Clancy! hear their story below!

  • Ntaria school students revisit the history of the “Walers”

    The role of the Australian Light Horse regiment in WWI is firmly entrenched in military history… but many may not be aware that many of their horses t came from Central Australia community of Ntaria (Hermannsburg).
    Tough and rugged, the Walers were just what the Australian Light Horse needed to perform in the harsh  conditions the troops experienced in the Middle East.
    Military enthusiast Raymond Finn, a Wangkangurruman man from far north South Australia has started a horseback journey accompanied by students from the Ntaria Senior School, who have been training the horses and preparing for the ride that will retrace the footprints of horses that proudly served our country.


  • Police need greater respect – Central Australian youth co-ordinator .

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    A Central Australian youth co-ordinator is calling on young  Aboriginal people  to  think again about how they relate  and respond
    to the police.

    His message comes following  a spike in youth  anti-social behaviour in and around the Alice Springs CBD.

    Central Australian Red Dust Roles Models manager Jonathon Hermawan says having school based  police constables is essential for young  children to  form  positive relationships with police.

    Jonothan chats with Kyle Dowling on Strong Voices .

    Jonothan Hermawan Red Dust Role Models

  • BROTHERS 17-4-15


    Another Friday and another Brothers show. This week we focused on positive role models and we put the question out what motivates you. On this weeks show we spoke with Adrian Dodson-Shaw who is apart of the Indigenous Marathon Project and Patrick Johnson the current Australian record holder in the men’s 100m.

    Adrian Dodson-Shaw completed the New York Marathon and more recently the North Pole Marathon,  we spoke to Adrian about his journey and discussed what motivated him to undertake such a significant event.

    Patrick Johnson is currently a AMSANT leadership coordinator and has represented Australia in multiple commonwealth games achieving a bronze medal and has even completed at the very highest level during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

    We also had the opportunity to speak with Patrick Johnson the current Australian record holder in the men’s 100m. Mr Johnson is currently an AMSANT leadership coordinator

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