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Resume’s for all council nominees can be downloaded from the following links: Vice President: Graham Doyle Mel Hammett Secretary: Caroline ...
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These are the nominations for the upcoming 2016 elections for DogsNT Council. Profiles that have been ...
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The 2016 Darwin Royal Show championship show and trial schedules have been added to the ...
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The 2016 nomination form has been added to the site for download.  Please click on ...
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A good morning at the office!
Many thanks Meg Gardner & Caroline Camileri for coming in and between all of us , we managed to do some sorting , filing and rubbish removal to clear the meeting & archive room ready for painting next week. In the meantime Kym Nixon did a quick catch up on the accounts , so all in all , a morning of achieving. Thank you one and all.
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Dogs NT 2016 AGM

Council has reviewed to date the progress of the 2016 AGM and thanks members who have brought to our attention some anomalies in the process.

Council has applied to Business Affairs and been granted an extension until June 30th to hold the 2016 AGM.

The 2016 AGM will now be held:

ON: Wednesday, 15th June 2016
WHERE: Winnellie Dog Area, Shean Rd, WINNELLIE
TIME: 8pm

Council advises that the current ballot will be not be continued and as a result Peter Hintz who was the returning officer will undertake the destruction of any ballots received. Council thanks Peter for his time.

There is no requirement to call for nominations again however new ballot papers will be issued and will include a pre stamped envelope for them to be posted to the returning officer.

Carol Smith has accepted a request from Council to undertake the role of the returning officer for the new ballot.

Please Note: The audited statements of accounts will be available to members for collection from Dogs NT office on Monday May 30th 2016 or can be emailed if not able to be collected

The filling of the vacant President’s position will be a matter for the newly elected Council and it will be filled in accordance with the Constitution & Rules
NACA Constitution, Division 2 -Tenure of Office, Section 33 (1) Filling casual vacancy on Council and

33. Filling casual vacancy on Council
(1) If a vacancy remains on the Council after the application of clause 29 or if the office of a Council member becomes vacant under clause 31,
the Council may appoint any member of the NACA to fill that vacancy.


Rule 1.14.1 - In the event that any member of Council shall resign or otherwise cease to be a member of the Council, Council may appoint any member of the NACA to fill that vacancy.
The new Council member will hold the position of the term of the retiring councillor.
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1 month ago  ·  

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Darwin Ladies Kennel Club Shows 21.5.16

DLKC will be holding Junior Handlers at 4:30pm prior to the commencement of Show #1

Dogs NT apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Welcome to the Dogs NT Website

Hi Members,

Remember, this is your website.  If there is something you would like to see on here, email your suggestion and we will look into it.  I’d love to get some poems, recipes, helpful doggy information etc.

There is every chance we have missed something, or made a small mistake.  If you find something, please send an email to and we will look into it.

Thanks again to everyone for their contributions and I hope all the members enjoy the web site.

Darien Pearce
TDW Editor


Articles from the ANKC

Can our Canine Companions Sniff Out Cancer – PDF article

ACES Breed Summary Worksheet 2015


Notice to all Dogs NT Members re: Increased Fees

DogsNT has reviewed the costs involved with the grounds over the past 12 months and more. It is very clear that the charges do not cover the costs.

Power and Water have significantly increased their charges for both water and electricity, and additionally the prospective costs of light maintenance and replacement promises to be significant also.

To ensure the grounds are of suitable quality to run training classes and conduct shows and trials, these costs are necessary. Therefore we need to ensure the charges levied are sufficient to cover the usage.
The tasks that have been identified to maintain the grounds are as follows:

– water,
– lighting,
– cleaning,
– mowing,
– ground maintenance,
– sprinklers and
– general building maintenance.

As a result of the increases we have decided to split the charges to Ground Hire and Light Hire.
Ground Hire:  Previously the Ground hire was charged as a consolidated amount that attempted to ‘lump’ all costs into one basket. This was at a nominal rate, and charges for water and maintenance were never included. The increases have been absorbed to this date to the great detriment of DogsNT’s finances. It is not possible for this process to continue. The Ground Hire charge will address some of these charges and are expected to include the costs involved with:

1. Water charges
2. General maintenance of the Grounds
3. Occasional replacement of minor items
4. Preparation of grounds for Shows and Trials
5. Cleaning of Toilets and ‘demountable’ prior to shows and trials
    a. Note: the cleaning before and after events will become the responsibility of the affiliate that hires the facilities.

The Light hire is planned to cover costs involved with;

1. Costs of running the lights on a per hour basis
2. Replacement of component parts of the lights
     a. Hire of cherry picker/high lift boom
3. Overall replacement of the lights as end of life approaches.

Council is very appreciative of the assistance currently given to them with mowing, emptying rubbish bins and the other numerous jobs that are being done.

To investigate this further, DogsNT may be able to offset some of the costs for the grounds and lights against the charges for these services. If members would like to identify some of the offsets, Council can discuss and see if they can be implemented.

Council welcome any suggestions from members on any of these issues.

Kind Regards

Caroline Camilleri
Secretary DogsNT


Padlock Issues at the Front Gate

It has come to our attention that our members are incorrectly locking the main RASNT gate. This is not an isolated instance, but infact has happened 6 times in a 4 month period.

The inconvenience caused to RASNT staff is not tolerable and continued issues may lead to denial of use of that gate to DogsNT members.

There is a picture on the Shean Road gate of the correct and only procedure for locking that gate.

Changes to Scale of Fees

All members should make note of changes to the scale of fees, effective from 1st January 2015. Click here to view the new scale of fees.

Dogs NT Office

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Tuesday –  11am to 4pm
Thursday –  12pm to 5pm

P:   (08) 8984 3570

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