FROM THE ARCHIVES
NORTHCLIFFE residents and environmentalists believe they are running out of time to save the tourist attraction and conservation area Blackberry Pool after the Department of Environment and Conservation denied a request for a logging moratorium.
This means the Forest Products Commission is free to begin harvesting the area, also known as Crowea 09.
THE 2007 French black truffle harvest from the Hazel Hill trufferie in Manjimup has arrived two weeks early and has seen a significant leap forward from the 24kg in 2005 and 104kg in 2006 to more than 400kg this season.
This reaches commercial export quantities with a waiting market in the northern hemisphere.
THE Water Corporation will soon drill a bore into the South West Yarragadee aquifer near Nannup as part of its Bridgetown Regional Water Supply Scheme project.
The scheme was announced in November last year.
A MANJIMUP venture to process marron for export will receive nearly $50,000 in Federal funding.
Aquatic Resource Management, part of Blue Ridge Marron, believes there is a market in some Scandinavian countries for smaller marron and it aims to develop the technology and systems to export marron to the country, providing a new market for South West marron farmers.
THE Shamrock Hotel in Greenbushes is set to host a visit from the WA men’s and women’s Australian championship darts teams.
The hotel is keen to develop the skills of young darts players and the visit aims to be a valuable day for aspiring players.
May 30, 2007