Pickersgill leads Nepal appeal

The May 6, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Dianne Pickersgill is calling on the community to help her support her adopted orphanage in the aftermath of Nepal’s devastating April 25 earthquake;
  • Walpole will enjoy the return of allied health services until the end of June;
  • The Department of Parks & Wildlife is planning to dredge Coalmine Beach;
  • David Edmonds of the Walpole-Nornalup National Parks Association updates us on a project to rehabilitate peat swamps;
  • The CropLife Australia boss counters a letter from last week that expressed concern about genetically-modified farming;
  • Molly Smith looks back at the 1983 plans for the Town Jetty, which is now being replaced after 32 years;

And more … Download the May 6, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).May-6-2015-cover

 

100 years on Walpole remembers

The April 29, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s Centenary of ANZAC issue:

  • Main Roads updates the Weekly on the status of South Western Highway upgrades;
  • Geoffrey Newby ponders the links between music, symbols, stories, and memory;
  • Karen Andersson worries about genetically modified organisms;
  • Diane Beckingham notes that the health of osprey populations is a good indicator of the health of our environment;
  • An enduro motorcycle event took place in forests near Walpole;
  • Walpole golfers impress in Esperance;

And more … Download the April 29, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)April-29-2015-cover

Town Jetty to close for two months

The April 22, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Walpole can look forward to a new floating jetty and two new concrete boat ramps on July 3, which is when Town Jetty is scheduled to reopen after a two-month closure;
  • The Walpole Community Resource Centre is offering local livestock producers the use of a scanning wand so that they may comply with NLIS database requirements;
  • Walpole’s top cop Sgt David Wall reminds motorists to adhere to school zone speed limits;
  • Michael Filby picks up the roadside rubbish exposed by February’s fires;
  • Walpole-Nornalup National Parks Association members have gone batty;
  • Pics from MARSAREX;

And more … Download the April 22, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB)

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Walpole to host marine rescue exercises

The April 15, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Walpole will host a MARSAREX this Sunday, April 19, and is the perfect place to do so says VMRWA South Coast Commander Alex Williams;
  • Peaceful Bay gets a jetty after 20 years of waiting;
  • Suspects in the Strickland St, Denmark bank robbery of April 8 have been arrested;
  • Lions International is determined to open a Lions Club in Walpole;
  • DAFWA’s Jodie Whitfield advises small landholders on what to do post-Easter;
  • Local champion athlete Brenda Painter has returned from the Aussie Masters with two gold and a bronze;

And more … Download the April 15, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)

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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