Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

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

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