Bushfires take toll on Track

The April 8, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Plans are underway to bring the Bibbulmun Track back to full operation in the aftermath of February’s bushfires;
  • The Lions organisation wants to open a club in Walpole;
  • Jarrah Glen Lifestyle Village leasehold units are now available to over 55s;
  • Walpole & Districts enjoyed a clear view of the lunar eclipse on April 4;
  • Geoffrey Newby reviews “The Book That Made Your World”;
  • Walpole Primary School Principal Chris Cook asks drivers and parents to watch out for young children on our roads;
  • And more … Download the April 8, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB)

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Royalties for regional burning?

Download the April 1, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)

  • Is prescribed burning an appropriate use of Royalties for Regions funds?
  • We take a look at official climate projections to June 2015 … and for the remainder of the 21st century!
  • A thriving water rat population means healthy waterways;
  • Jim Clark has published his memoirs;
  • Diane Beckingham marvels at the flowering grass trees along the South Western Highway and tells us a bit about them in her Nature Notes;
  • Molly Smith looks back at how the Walpole Country Club came to be;
  • The Tree Top Walk and Walpole CRC have organised lots of fun and inspiring activities for kids these Easter school holidays;
  • And more … Download the April 1, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)April-1-2015-cover

 

Who dumped this?

Download the March 25, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB)

  • Who illegally dumped a trailer-load of paints, solvents, chemicals and other rubbish along the South Western Highway? We have a clue;
  • Learn of Brenda Painter’s awesome track (& field) record of athletic achievement as she prepares for the Australian Masters and World Masters championships;
  • The place is popping! An arts and crafts shop in Walpole and an art gallery in Nornalup will pop up over the Easter long weekend;
  • Plucking the shadow of the moon from the bottom of the sea … (!?);
  • Former West Coast Eagles champion Daniel Kerr wants to be a Denmark-Walpole Magpie;
  • And more … Download the March 25, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB)March-25-2015-cover

 

Fry, Anderson win 28th Pioneer Cup

Download the March 18, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB)

  • Local golfer Nigel Fry and his playing partner from Capel, Luke Anderson, won this year’s Pioneer Cup golf tournament at the Walpole Country Club;
  • A Walpole Nornalup National Parks Association and Department of Parks & Wildlife joint project aims to protect peatlands from feral pigs;
  • Marron poachers might find themselves in hot water warns Walpole Police Officer-in-Charge Sgt David Wall;
  • Royal Life Saving WA has recognised Linda Beard for her efforts to spread the “Don’t Drink and Drown” message;
  • Local girls Tully Lane and Claire Roocke and their team will represent WA at the national 3-on-3 basketball titles in Melbourne;
  • And much more … Download the March 18, 2015 edition of the Weekly (PDF 4 MB)March-18-2015-cover

Gold Cap up for grabs in Pioneer Cup

Download the Walpole Weekly, March 11, 2015 (PDF 3 MB)

  • More than 200 visitors are expected in Walpole & Districts this weekend to participate in the Pioneer Cup men’s golf tournament;
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visits fire grounds in the Shire of Manjimup;
  • Walpole hosts a Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) training course;
  • Former Walpole Weekly editor Mike Murphy returns to Perth after 16 years in Crystal Springs during which he contributed significantly to Walpole & Districts;
  • And more … Download the Walpole Weekly, March 11, 2015 (PDF 3 MB)March-11-2015-cover

 

Walpole in the Trees Regatta attracts 80+ boats

Download the Walpole Weekly, March 4, 2015 (PDF 4 MB)

  • The Walpole in the Trees Regatta attracted more than 80 boats from around the state, bringing with them a competitive spirit and a welcome boost to the local economy;
  • A former Walpole Primary School teacher has been jailed for possessing child pornography;
  • Walpole/Nornalup Tourism Association President Rod Burton responds to criticism on how he handled the media in the aftermath of the bushfires;
  • Rick Wilson MP releases an open letter about “intergenerational theft”;
  • The Climate Council links climate change to bush fires;
  • Donna O’Brien celebrates her mother Kate’s 80th birthday;
  • And much more … Download the Walpole Weekly, March 4, 2015 (PDF 4 MB) March-4-2015-cover

 

Regatta to blow life into economy

Download the Walpole Weekly February 25, 2015 (PDF 3 MB)

  • Walpole in the Trees Regatta 2015 organiser Jamie Dunross expects the event to attract hundreds of sailors and spectators to Walpole & Districts;
  • Peter Newton compares Walpolian attitudes to disaster and inconvenience against those in Northcliffe WA, Queensland, and the Top End;
  • Peter Bidwell appreciates last week’s letter to the Editor written by representatives of the South Coast Environment Group;
  • Jodie Whitfield of WA’s Department of Agriculture & Food offers advice to small landholders as summer slips into autumn;
  • Walpole ladies win Denmark golf tourney;
  • And much more …'Walpole Weekly' February 25, 2015 cover page

 

Two weeks until SW Hwy reopens

Download the Walpole Weekly February 18, 2015 (PDF 3 MB)

  • Walpole & Districts will have to wait at least two weeks before a 12-kilometre stretch of the Southwestern Highway reopens;
  • The South Coast Environment Group thinks a proper conversation is needed about fire management;
  • Philip Powell thinks training up the army to fight fires is a good idea;
  • Molly Smith looks back at the 1937 fire;
  • Burglaries do happen in Walpole warns Sgt David Wall;
  • And much more …

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