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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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.

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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).

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