Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

New Halls Creek electoral office

Josey Farrer MLA is opening her new Halls Creek electoral office this Friday at 12:30 pm.

Josey Farrer

Josey Farrer

The address is lot 79, office 2, Great Northern Highway.

 

 

Categories: Government, Halls Creek, People

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

New methods to detect toxic mine water seepage

Researchers say they have found a reliable new way of predicting whether water seeping from a mine into a creek is toxic.

After studying an east Kimberley nickel mine they say toxins only seem to affect animals in the creek in the late dry and early wet seasons.

This, they say, is easily predicted by seeing how readily the water samples conduct electricity.

Science Network [read this story]

This appears to be good news as it is much easier to control the flow of water at these times.

There was no legal requirement to conduct this research.

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Categories: Business and finance, Environment

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Mount House: Move to conserve fairy wren

An ornamental plant from the old homestead garden has invaded the river at Mt House.

Ngarinjin Rangers have been working to eradicate it, and help preserve the purple crowned fairy wren.

Science Network [read this story]

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Categories: Aboriginal, Environment

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Lungworm kills tree frogs

Hopes of using a parasite as a new biological control for cane toads have been dashed.

Photo by Rod Hartvigsen

Photo by Rod Hartvigsen

It has proven fatal to one of the Kimberley’s tree frog species.

Science Network [read this story]

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Categories: Environment

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Haase gets top Christmas Island job

Former local member Barry Haase has been appointed Christmas Island’s administrator.

Barry Haase

Barry Haase

He takes up his post next month.

Sydney Morning Herald [read this story]

Categories: Government, People

Friday, September 12th, 2014

One Arm Point wins Tidy Towns

One Arm Point community has taken out this year’s Tidy Towns award for the Kimberley.

You can read a media release here:

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Categories: Environment, Government

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Melbourne: Strain wildlife documentary in film festival

A Kimberley documentary has featured at the Environmental Film Festival in Melbourne.

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

“Secrets of the Kimberley” features the photographic art of marine creatures by Broome Photographer Peter Strain.

He describes it as “a different way of seeing nature: anthropomorphic and art values featuring small marine creatures from the remote Kimberley shoreline”. [go to website]

The thirty minute documentary follows a journey to remote Kimberley reefs as Broome Photographer combines expressionistic pohotography of marine creatures with the work of a science team examining the extraordinary coral reefs of remote onshore reefs.

Art meets science. The photos featured in this documentary went on to become a major museum exhibition – “Line of Sight – Art meets Science on Australia’s Kimberley coast”.

 

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Categories: Broome, Environment, People

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

New Aboriginal waterfront company

Former KLC leader Wayne Bergmann is managing director of a new Aboriginal maritime services company.

Aboriginal Maritime Pty Ltd is competing with union labour for various waterfront and other marine contracts in the oil and gas industry.

The Australian [read this story]

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Categories: Aboriginal, Business and finance, Oil and gas

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