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Gapuwiyak 2014 National Indigenous Deadly Fun Run Champions


The East Arnhem communities of Galwin'ku and Gapuwiyak recently took part in the Indigenous Marathon Project's Deadly Fun Run Championships in Uluru.

It was an action packed (and freezing!) weekend with 60 Indigenous participants from various communities across Australia competing at the Championships over distances of 3km for Juniors and 5k for Seniors. 

Our teams from Gapuwiyak and Galiwin'ku represented our Region with great pride and were fierce competitors. Let these results speak for themselves:


  • Women's 5km 1st & 3rd place
  • Girl's Youth 3km 2nd place


  • Men's 5km 1st place
  • Men's Youth 3km 1st & 3rd place
  • Girl's Youth 3km 1st place

These oustanding performances saw Gapuwiyak crowned the 2014 National Indigenous Deadly Fun Run Overall Community Champions!

Our teams are extremely proud of these results and excited to take home the trophy! Training has already started to ensure we can defend our title at next year's event! A huge thank you to Vanessa, Atnas and Evelyna for their work in preparing our runners for this event. Onwards and upwards.



National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week Celebrations will continue to run this week through to Sunday 13 July. NAIDOC events will be held across Australia, celebrating the culture, history and achievements of Indigenous Australians. This year's NAIDOC theme honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of our country. The celebrations will recognise the role they have played in shapping our identity and gives us the chance to pause and reflect on their sacrifice. 

To mark NAIDOC Day celebrations, East Arnhem Regional Council offices will be closed on Friday 11 July and will reopen as per normal hours of operations on Monday 14 July.

Enjoy the celebrations held across the Territory!


Draft Council Plan & Budget open for comment NOW!

Now is your chance to have a say on the 2014-2015 Council Plan & Budget!

The Council Plan provides direction to Council, staff, community members and other stakeholders on the ongoing development of East Arnhem Regional Council and its communities.

It talks about all of Council’s services and programs and how the budget will be allocated for the next financial year.

You can let us know what you think by email, mail or have a chat to your local Councillor or Local Authority members.

The Council Plan & Budget will be open for your comment until 27 June 

To view the 2014-2015 Council Plan & Budget click here.