FROM THE AR­CHIVES

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times News -

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

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