Wyndham: Ngnowar Aerwah is governance award finalist

Alcohol rehab group Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation is a finalist in Reconciliation Australia’s 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards.

Prof Mick Dodson was chairman of the selection panel.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014 Aboriginal, Wyndham Comments Off

Regular Singapore-Broome-Wyndham shipping service

An Australian company has started a regular shipping service between Singapore, Wyndham  and Broome.

The Kimberline is carrying agricultural machinery and mining consumables, but the owners hope to attract cargoes of agricultural exports, such as boxed beef.

Farm Weekly [read this story]

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Monday, May 12th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Wyndham Comments Off

Halls Creek: China boom blamed for grog runs

An English newspaper describes “Aboriginal tribes” as “millionaire taxi-hailing dipsos” making a fortune from mining royalties.

“Thanks to the Australian mining boom, some land-owning aborigines have lots of money,” the paper says.

“They can afford to take thousand-dollar cab rides from relatively sober Halls Creek, where you can’t buy booze stronger than 2.7 per cent, all the way to indulgent Kununurra, where you can buy any grog from lunchtime.”

How hard can it be to check your facts before you publish?

The Telegraph [read this story]


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Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Halls Creek, Kununurra, Wyndham Comments Off

Wyndham crocs going to Darwin

The former Wyndham crocodile farm is selling all of its stock to a Darwin crocodile farm.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

All 30 animals have been bought and are expected to be used as breeding stock.

ABC [read this story]


Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Business and finance, Environment, Wyndham Comments Off

Wyndham: Work camp only two thirds full

Wyndham work camp, designed to house 30 prisoners, only had 20 inmates earlier this month.

The West Australian says it is one of four minimum security work camps in rural WA that is not being used to capacity.

The West Australian [read this story]


Monday, April 21st, 2014 Government, Wyndham Comments Off

SWEK: Commonwealth delays road repairs

Wyndham-East Kimberley shire is still waiting for Commonwealth funds to repair flood-damaged roads.

ABC [read this story]

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Kununurra, Local Government, Wyndham Comments Off

Shires renew waste contracts

Three Kimberley shires are believed to be renewing waste management contracts with the company Tox Free.

They are Wyndham-East Kimberley, Derby-West Kimberley and Broome.

They are said to be renewed for a five-year period.

The West Australian [read this story]


Wyndham muso plays NSW festival

Wyndham muscian Shaun Meehan is playing in a Woolongong, NSW, festival this weekend.

It is a fundraiser for a program called “Grow the Music” for remote Indigenous communities.

Illawarra Mercury [read this story]

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Saturday, March 15th, 2014 Wyndham Comments Off
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