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

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Sandfire: Road block nets stolen ute driver.

Police say a man stole a ute from a resort at Cable Beach yesterday morning.

After several high-speed pursuits they arrested him at Sandfire Roadhouse about eight hours later.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Categories: Broome, Police and courts

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Springvale: Chopper pilot killed

A helicopter pilot was found dead and his chopper burned at 7:30 this morning.

A search started when the 34-year-old failed to return to Springvale Station at 6:00pm last night.

PerthNow [read this story]

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Categories: Halls Creek, Police and courts

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Cone Bay: New aquaculture zone

Fisheries minister Ken Baston says the government has declared a new aquaculture zone at Cone Bay.

Ken BastonHe said people wanting to start new fish farms in the 2,000 hectare zone will not need to see environmental approvals as they have already been granted.

You can read his statement here:

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Categories: Business and finance, Government

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