“Environmental vandalism”

The September 2, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • A resident of Walpole Street is unimpressed by Shire of Manjimup signage that has been erected opposite his house;
  • Dung beetle and biochar trials in the Manjimup region have shown promise;
  • The Department of Fire & Emergency Services expects a “challenging” bushfire season in 2015/16;
  • A Peaceful Bay man bumped into a long lost son during a camping trip;
  • Local footballer Richard Cullinan has followed in the footsteps of AFL stars Jeremy McGovern and Aaron Sandilands by taking out a fairest & best award;

And more … Download the September 2, 2015 edition (PDF 4 MB).September-2-2015-cover

When you need the Police …

The August 26, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • If you need Walpole Police assistance don’t text them or post to Facebook and definitely do NOT send strangers to officers’ homes;
  • Honey bees are under threat says the CSIRO as it leads an international initiative to find out why;
  • The Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue group has a shiny new tow vehicle;
  • What goes on in St George’s Anglican Church? Geoffrey Newby enlightens us;
  • The Denmark-Walpole Football Club seniors, reserves, and colts teams are through to the finals;

And more … Download the August 26, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB)August-26-2015-cover

Our $10 billion “Great Southern Reef”

The August 19, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s edition:

  • A 71,000 sq. km biological and economic powerhouse—the “Great Southern Reef”—lies at Walpole & Districts’ doorstep, but is it really a “reef”?
  • The Walpole-Nornalup St John Ambulance volunteers need your help writes Dennis Hall;
  • NBN Co is unable to say when fixed wireless broadband will be available in Walpole & Districts;
  • Jack Jennings recalls a time when litter meant pocket money for children;
  • More local history remembered in the lead-up to the Walpole Land Settlement 85th Anniversary & Reunion, October 3-4;

And more. Download the August 19, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).August-19-2015-cover

 

 

Health forum future in doubt

The August 12, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • The future of Silver Chain’s Walpole Healthy Community Forum is in doubt after the resignation of its Chair David Edmonds and the rumoured resignation of other Forum members;
  • A batch of Infinity-brand electrical cables could cause fires and shocks as early as 2016;
  • How Horseyard Hill got its name;
  • The 2015 Variety NSW Bass Hill to Bunbury Bash honked and rattled into Walpole Monday morning;
  • The day Walpole fielded an “All Blacks” soccer team;

And more. Download the August 12, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB).August-12-2015-cover

Town Jetty delayed again

The August 5, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • The new Walpole Town Jetty is now expected to be open in the second half of August but it will be “awesome”;
  • Labor MLA and Shadow Environment Minister, Chris Tallentire, weighs in on the container deposit scheme debate;
  • There’s a double threat to the Walpole Inlet foreshore and a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of persons responsible for the illegal clearing of Shire reserve land;
  • Stakeholders are frustrated by the delay in extending presumptive legislation to compensate Department of Parks & Wildlife, retired, and volunteer firefighters who contract cancer;
  • Walpole Blue Wren darts star Kim Kelly has been picked to represent Australia at the World Cup in Turkey;

And much more! Download the August 5, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB)

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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)
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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)
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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).

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