FROM THE ARCHIVES — MAKING NEWS 10 YEARS AGO
Last week’s announcement that tantalum mining would be suspended at Talison Minerals’ Wodgina operation near Port Hedland will have a direct flow-on effect at the Greenbushes site, with 32 redundancies forecast.
The company said it would be axing 180 jobs at the Wodgina site, once it suspends mining this month.
A majority of people who attended a public meeting to discuss the future of the Pemberton Pool last Saturday night voted a resounding yes to handing it over to the National Trust.
However, speaking to the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
yesterday, National Trust chief executive Tom Perrigo said the trust had been kept in the dark.
Last Wednesday’s thunderstorm and hail shower in Manjimup posed no major threat to cherries ahead of this year’s Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival, with tougher varieties able to withstand inclement weather coming into season.
Cherry Growers’ Association president and Karribrook Orchard proprietor Max Arif said “plenty of cherries” would be available.
Pemberton continued their good start to the season with a hard-fought win over Northcliffe.
Batting first, Northcliffe reached 23 before losing Dave MacDonald for nine.
December 3, 2008