Great Southern science in focus

The July 29, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Some of the leading scientists in the Great Southern, including Karlene Bain of the Walpole-Nornalup National Parks Association, will present a wide range of fascinating topics in Albany next month at the Great Southern, Great Science Symposium;
  • Demand for water in the South West is set to double over the next 50 years but Denmark will have a water recycling scheme by the end of 2018;
  • Walpole women were the “mainspring” of the cattle industry according to a roving reporter for the Western Mail in 1946;

And more. Download the July 29, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3MB).July-29-2015-cover

 

Shark Attacks, are they really on the rise?

The July 22nd, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue

    • Tips to help keep you safe from Shark attacks;
    • Department of Regional Development  seek feedback on Royalties for Regions funding;
    • Luda Korczynskyj’s Peace Project takes another step forward;
    •  Tim Winton’s Breath producers seek local surf talent;
    • Container-deposit legislation,  Redman’s response;
    • Edward Roocke’s Outward Bound adventure and the benefits to his life since ;
      And much more … Download the July 22nd, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3MB)
      July-22-2015-cover

Farewell Geordie

The July 15th, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Walpole pays tribute to ‘Geordie’ Albert George Whitwell;
  • 94.5 Mix showcases Walpole produce and attractions;
  • Simon Baker to film Tim Winton’s Breath in WA;
  • Dairy partnership aligns industry with natural resource management;
  • Health Alert- Symbion, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling six batches of ibuprofen and paracetamol products;
    And much more … Download the July 15th, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 5MB)July-15-2015-cover

Mix 94.5 Live from Walpole

The July 8, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Perth radio station to broadcast live from Walpole;
  • The Desert Mounted Corps Memorial declared of National significance;
  • The committee, staff and volunteers of the Walpole Community Resource Centre vow to go Dry this July;
  • Regional Development Minister Terry Redman officially launches South-West Regional Blueprint an initiative that is supported by $362million of Royalties for Regions funding;
  • A ground-breaking radio telescope project in remote Western Australia has  captured a signal emitted before the solar system was born;
  • Take a step back in time to October 9, 1948;
    And much more … Download the July 8, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 5MB)
    July-8-2015

DPaW “committed” to Marine Park?

The July 1, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • The Department of Parks and Wildlife​ (DPaW) responds to the Weekly‘s queries regarding the probable axing of the Walpole & Nornalup Inlets Marine Park coordinator position;
  • Mobile coverage set to improve?;
  • Jenny Willcox shares her disappointment with Silver Chain’s Community Bus service;
  • Walpole Nornalup St Johns fights above its weight with a new ambulance;
  • Michael Filby suggests the time has come for container deposit legislation;
    And much more … Download the July 1, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4MB).

July-1-2015-Walpole-Weekly

DPaW “committed” to Marine Park. However …

The Department of Parks and Wildlife​ (DPaW) has responded to the Walpole Weekly‘s queries regarding the possible axing of the Walpole & Nornalup Inlets Marine Park coordinator position as follows (attributed to “a Parks and Wildlife spokesperson”):

“The department is committed to a full time marine park ranger to ensure ongoing effective management of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park.

“However, the challenging financial climate requires Parks and Wildlife to examine staffing structures around the State to avoid duplication and overlap between roles.

Continue reading DPaW “committed” to Marine Park. However …

Marine Park to be rudderless?

The June 24, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Walpole & Nornalup Inlets Marine Park Coordinator position rumoured to be terminated and stakeholders are unimpressed;
  • Walpole Town Jetty opening delayed;
  • Gerner’s first Black Périgord truffle;
  • Molly Smith honours Walpole’s first Visitor Centre manager, Doreen Whale;
  • Lower Great Southern Women’s Golf Association Zone Championship 2015 forced to “swing or swim” at the Walpole Country Club.

    And much more … Download the June 24, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3MB).

June-24-2015-Walpole-Weekly

 

GP service won’t change—for now

The June 17, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Denmark Medical Centre CEO Chris Swarts says the GP medical service his organisation provides won’t change but that its sustainability is “under threat”;
  • Joel Pedro of North Walpole checks in from a fast-flowing Greenland ice stream;
  • Walpole CRC trainee Mimma Thompson describes her adventures on the high seas with the STS Leeuwin II;
  • Department of Parks & Wildlife staff describe how a message in a bottle made its way from Rottnest Island to the beach at Blue Holes;
  • Local artists Liz Edmonds and Penny Jewell will headline the Tree Top Walk exhibit as part of the Southern Art and Craft Trail;
  • More than 85 women wielding clubs will descend upon Walpole this weekend;

And much more … Download the June 17, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).

June-17-2015-cover

Walpole without doctors?

The June 10, 2015, Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Healthcare services in Walpole may be drastically cut back from July 1;
  • The Shire of Manjimup on Monday discovered the illegal clearing of a hectare of land along the Walpole foreshore;
  • The Department of Parks & Wildlife (DPaW) is radio-tracking pigs in the Walpole Wilderness;
  • “Juggy” Jim Love has retired after 14 years with DPaW;
  • The BTH Ladies raised $1,150 for cancer research;
  • Local footballer Cohen Taylor was adjudged best on ground as Nyoogar Country thrashed Yamatji Sharks in the Stephen Michael Cup;

And much more … Download the June 10, 2015, Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).June-10-2015-cover

Shooting up the highway

The June 3, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • “Litter hero” Michael Filby has found used hypodermic needle containers in highway park-bays and rest areas. And he’s not impressed;
  • Winter is here and Jodie Whitfield of the Department of Agriculture & Food WA has some tips for small landholders;
  • Diane Beckingham goes cuckoo in her Nature Notes column;
  • Walpole Police is inviting locals to a coffee and chat on Thursday;
  • Walpole Primary students do well at the Albany Music Eisteddfod;

And more … Download the June 3, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB)June-3-2015-cover