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Corn from Western Australia's Ord Irrigation Scheme destined to be South Korean corn chips - ABC Online

Around 11,000 tonnes of corn from Western Australia's Ord Irrigation Scheme is bound for South Korea, after being loaded at the remote Kimberley port of Wyndham last week.

It's the second year a new export deal has seen Ord corn shipped out of the region, destined to end up on consumers' tables in the form of corn chips.

The Chinese bulk carrier, the Tao Treasure, was loaded within three days by the Ord River District Farming Cooperative and wharf staff.

Wyndham Port manager Steve Forrest said it was a welcome sight to see agricultural produce coming out of the port again over the last two years.

"Over the years they've tried a whole range of export commodities out of Ord Stage 1 [but] there've always been problems with economies of scale.

"But the maize will be an important crop for a while,...


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Preparation underway to remove massive sperm whale carcass in Western Australia - Yahoo7 News

Authorities are preparing for the challenging removal of a huge dead sperm whale that washed up onto a beach in Western Australia about 600 kilometres southeast of Perth.

The mammal, now estimated to be 18 metres long and weighing around 55 to 60 tonnes, was first spotted on a reef near Hopetoun in the Shire of Ravensthorpe last week.

On the weekend the huge carcass was propelled onto the beach, likely during a high tide.

"He's quite a big fella," Shire of Ravensthorpe chief executive Ian Fitzgerald told Yahoo7.

The dead animal was first spotted on a reef last week. Source: Hopetoun Progress Association

The deceased mammal has been wrapped in tarpaulins and cargo nets and is ready to be...


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Cray cray: Where the fish are biting in Western Australia - WAtoday

The white run for Western Rock Lobster is on and fishers up and down the Perth coast are pulling in big hauls in the lead up to Christmas.

To help with the hunt, WA's peak angling body Recfishwest has put together a weekly report on what's biting and where.

The white run has begun. The white run has begun. Photo: Recfishwest

Boats

Crays look as if to have started their march towards the continental shelf and, as anticipated, this season appears to be rewarding for both the potters and divers.

The fish aggregating devices wide of Rottnest Island have striped and small southern bluefin tuna around them.

Closer to the 100m contour, The Barges off West End are holding samson fish and amberjack. Small yellowtail kingfish have been found close to West End and Stragglers.

It may pay to spend some time trolling, and while doing so keeping an eye on the sounder for schools of baitfish, near Parker Point, at Five...


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'Nobody else in Australia can do that' - The Sunshine Coast Daily

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Mitchell Marsh of Western Australia appeals unsuccessfully during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Western Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 4, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Mitchell Marsh of Western Australia appeals unsuccessfully during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Western Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 4, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

AUSTRALA'S puzzling decision to recall Mitchell Marsh for the third Test has been met with mixed reviews to say the least.

The 26-year-old, who was dropped during Australia's tour of India this year, replaced Redbacks paceman Chadd Sayers in the squad for the WACA Test as Australia guns to seal the Ashes before Christmas.

The decision to recall Marsh, who registers a 21.74 average with the bat from 21 matches, to the order over Victorian firebrand Glenn Maxwell has left fans and former greats scratching their heads.

Maxwell has performed out of his skin for the Bushrangers after being denied a...


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China's CERCG bypasses board with direct $463m cash bid for AWE - The Australian Financial Review

AWE owns half the Waitsia onshore gas project in Western Australia.

AWE Ltd's Chinese state-owned suitor has swiftly returned with a $463 million cash takeover bid for the mid-cap oil and gas player just days after its friendly approach to the board was brushed off.

On the encouragement of frustrated AWE shareholders, China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group has this time bypassed the board with a direct 73¢ a share cash offer.

The offer is 2¢ higher than the proposal that was deemed by AWE's board too low to grant due diligence, a view which led to the bidder dropping its approach earlier this week.

It is 34 per cent higher than the closing price of AWE shares on November 29, the day before AWE told the market it had received a takeover proposal.

AWE shares, which sank earlier this week when CERCG said it had scrapped its approach, surged higher again. The stock added as much...


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Hire a tennis court for $2: The new start-up 'unlocking' Perth venues - WAtoday

Tennis courts, photography studios, basements and more – a Perth-based website is now the first of its kind in Australia to provide locals with a cheaper alternative to expensive space-for-hire venues.

SpacetoCo is a new online platform designed to "unlock" Perth's secret spaces, by opening them up for hire.

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Jack Johnson review: Perth show under the stars a night of laid back stories - WAtoday

Jack Johnson is a nice guy.

As he sauntered on stage to loud applause at Perth's Kings Park on Wednesday night, he started by apologising for sitting down for part of the show, as he'd pulled some ligaments in his knee.

Jack Johnson on stage. Jack Johnson on stage.  Photo: Edwina Pickles

The laid back crowd (what other crowd would you expect at a Jack Johnson concert?) didn't seem to mind one bit.

The picnic blankets and fold up chairs were the perfect seating to listen to this kind of surfer rock music under the stars.

Kicking off his performance with crowd pleaser Taylor, he followed up with Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, which he led in to with a preamble about how he wrote it about a girl – and then quickly stopped, corrected himself and said he wrote it about his "friend's" experience.

"I write break up songs for my friends… and love songs for my wife, of course," he announced to...


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Jack Johnson review: Perth show under the stars a night of laid back stories - WAtoday

Jack Johnson is a nice guy.

As he sauntered on stage to loud applause at Perth's Kings Park on Wednesday night, he started by apologising for sitting down for part of the show, as he'd pulled some ligaments in his knee.

Jack Johnson on stage. Jack Johnson on stage.  Photo: Edwina Pickles

The laid back crowd (what other crowd would you expect at a Jack Johnson concert?) didn't seem to mind one bit.

The picnic blankets and fold up chairs were the perfect seating to listen to this kind of surfer rock music under the stars.

Kicking off his performance with crowd pleaser Taylor, he followed up with Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, which he led in to with a preamble about how he wrote it about a girl – and then quickly stopped, corrected himself and said he wrote it about his "friend's" experience.

"I write break up songs for my friends… and love songs for my wife, of course," he announced to...


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Read more: Jack Johnson review: Perth show under the stars a night of laid back stories - WAtoday
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WA motorcycle police officer dies in Toodyay crash - PerthNow

A WA Police officer has died in a traffic crash while on a training exercise this afternoon.

The officer was riding his police motorbike in west Toodyay when it left the road and struck a tree at about 1.30pm today.

Police said two of his fellow officers and paramedics provided emergency first aid at the scene, but he died of his injuries shortly after.

The crash occurred on Julimar Road near Toodyay Road - around 90km north-east of Perth.

Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The officer’s family have been notified and police chaplains are providing support to them as well as his colleagues.

Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, which will be assisted by the Internal Affairs Unit and Worksafe.

Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said he was deeply saddened by the death of one of his fellow officers and his...


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Read more: WA motorcycle police officer dies in Toodyay crash - PerthNow
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WA Police uncover counterfeiting operation making faking $50 notes - PerthNow

POLICE have uncovered a counterfeiting operation manufacturing fake $50 notes after searching a house in South Perth.

The discovery came after Kensington Police attended the South Perth address on an unrelated matter.

During the search police allegedly found and seized about 100 unfinished counterfeit $50 notes that were in various stages of completion, a laptop computer, a combination printer/scanner and assorted tools, templates, stencils, dyes, paper, ink and plastic adhesive sheeting.

Detectives have allegedly identified and linked a number of incidents in the Perth metropolitan area involving counterfeit Australian $50 notes.

A 36 year-old Thornlie man, who was at the South Perth address, has been charged with one count each of making counterfeit money, possessing instruments for counterfeiting; possessing materials used for counterfeiting and knowingly utter.

A woman also found...


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WA Police uncover counterfeiting operation making faking $50 notes - PerthNow

POLICE have uncovered a counterfeiting operation manufacturing fake $50 notes after searching a house in South Perth.

The discovery came after Kensington Police attended the South Perth address on an unrelated matter.

During the search police allegedly found and seized about 100 unfinished counterfeit $50 notes that were in various stages of completion, a laptop computer, a combination printer/scanner and assorted tools, templates, stencils, dyes, paper, ink and plastic adhesive sheeting.

Detectives have allegedly identified and linked a number of incidents in the Perth metropolitan area involving counterfeit Australian $50 notes.

A 36 year-old Thornlie man, who was at the South Perth address, has been charged with one count each of making counterfeit money, possessing instruments for counterfeiting; possessing materials used for counterfeiting and knowingly utter.

A woman also found...


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Read more: WA Police uncover counterfeiting operation making faking $50 notes - PerthNow
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Thousands of Perth homes lose power after 'bird flies into transformer' - WAtoday

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Thousands of homes across Perth are without power after a bird flew into a transformer in Wembley on Friday morning.

Over a thousand homes in Leederville, North Perth and Northbridge hare blacked out, with an expected restoration time of around 11.30am.

A Western Power alert regarding the outage. A Western Power alert regarding the outage. Photo: Western Power

A Western Power spokesman said the fault should be fixed quickly.

"Western Power crews are currently on site in Wembley responding to a fallen powerline," he said.

"Just over 1,100 customers are currently affected by the outage that was the result of a bird flying into the network near Leak street.

"The bird did not dislodge the powerline but the power surge caused by the birds contact did cause the line to fall."

"Crews will remain in the area to repair the network and restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

"The bird...


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Hire a tennis court for $2: The new start-up 'unlocking' Perth venues - WAtoday

Tennis courts, photography studios, basements and more – a Perth-based website is now the first of its kind in Australia to provide locals with a cheaper alternative to expensive space-for-hire venues.

SpacetoCo is a new online platform designed to "unlock" Perth's secret spaces, by opening them up for hire.

Violence erupts in Canning Vale

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Violence erupts in Canning Vale

Violence erupts in Canning Vale

A teenage boy died and several people were seriously injured on Thursday after two violent incidents in...


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Read more: Hire a tennis court for $2: The new start-up 'unlocking' Perth venues - WAtoday
Tags: perth,venues,watoday,unlocking,start-up,tennis,court,hire

Hire a tennis court for $2: The new start-up 'unlocking' Perth venues - WAtoday

Tennis courts, photography studios, basements and more – a Perth-based website is now the first of its kind in Australia to provide locals with a cheaper alternative to expensive space-for-hire venues.

SpacetoCo is a new online platform designed to "unlock" Perth's secret spaces, by opening them up for hire.

Violence erupts in Canning Vale

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01:13

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01:13

Violence erupts in Canning Vale

Violence erupts in Canning Vale

A teenage boy died and several people were seriously injured on Thursday after two violent incidents in...


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Read more: Hire a tennis court for $2: The new start-up 'unlocking' Perth venues - WAtoday
Tags: perth,venues,watoday,unlocking,start-up,tennis,court,hire

WA motorcycle police officer dies in Toodyay crash - PerthNow

A WA Police officer has died in a traffic crash while on a training exercise this afternoon.

The officer was riding his police motorbike in west Toodyay when it left the road and struck a tree at about 1.30pm today.

Police said two of his fellow officers and paramedics provided emergency first aid at the scene, but he died of his injuries shortly after.

The crash occurred on Julimar Road near Toodyay Road - around 90km north-east of Perth.

Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The officer’s family have been notified and police chaplains are providing support to them as well as his colleagues.

Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, which will be assisted by the Internal Affairs Unit and Worksafe.

Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said he was deeply saddened by the death of one of his fellow officers and his...


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Read more: WA motorcycle police officer dies in Toodyay crash - PerthNow
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WA motorcycle police officer dies in Toodyay crash - PerthNow

A WA Police officer has died in a traffic crash while on a training exercise this afternoon.

The officer was riding his police motorbike in west Toodyay when it left the road and struck a tree at about 1.30pm today.

Police said two of his fellow officers and paramedics provided emergency first aid at the scene, but he died of his injuries shortly after.

The crash occurred on Julimar Road near Toodyay Road - around 90km north-east of Perth.

Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The officer’s family have been notified and police chaplains are providing support to them as well as his colleagues.

Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, which will be assisted by the Internal Affairs Unit and Worksafe.

Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said he was deeply saddened by the death of one of his fellow officers and his...


Read full article on News GN WA Perth


Read more: WA motorcycle police officer dies in Toodyay crash - PerthNow
Tags: crash,perthnow,toodyay,dies,motorcycle,police,officer

Thousands of Perth homes lose power after 'bird flies into transformer' - WAtoday

25 reading now

Thousands of homes across Perth are without power after a bird flew into a transformer in Wembley on Friday morning.

Over a thousand homes in Leederville, North Perth and Northbridge hare blacked out, with an expected restoration time of around 11.30am.

A Western Power alert regarding the outage. A Western Power alert regarding the outage. Photo: Western Power

A Western Power spokesman said the fault should be fixed quickly.

"Western Power crews are currently on site in Wembley responding to a fallen powerline," he said.

"Just over 1,100 customers are currently affected by the outage that was the result of a bird flying into the network near Leak street.

"The bird did not dislodge the powerline but the power surge caused by the birds contact did cause the line to fall."

"Crews will remain in the area to repair the network and restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

"The bird...


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Read more: Thousands of Perth homes lose power after 'bird flies into transformer' - WAtoday
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Thousands of Perth homes lose power after 'bird flies into transformer' - WAtoday

25 reading now

Thousands of homes across Perth are without power after a bird flew into a transformer in Wembley on Friday morning.

Over a thousand homes in Leederville, North Perth and Northbridge hare blacked out, with an expected restoration time of around 11.30am.

A Western Power alert regarding the outage. A Western Power alert regarding the outage. Photo: Western Power

A Western Power spokesman said the fault should be fixed quickly.

"Western Power crews are currently on site in Wembley responding to a fallen powerline," he said.

"Just over 1,100 customers are currently affected by the outage that was the result of a bird flying into the network near Leak street.

"The bird did not dislodge the powerline but the power surge caused by the birds contact did cause the line to fall."

"Crews will remain in the area to repair the network and restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

"The bird...


Read full article on News GN WA Perth


Read more: Thousands of Perth homes lose power after 'bird flies into transformer' - WAtoday
Tags: flies,transformer,watoday,bird,power,perth,homes,lose,thousands

Mother reveals shocking details of deadly Canning Vale youth brawl - WAtoday

A distraught mother whose two sons were caught up in a deadly youth brawl in Canning Vale has told how her children have been left traumatised by the violence. 

"They are hugely affected by this, worried, scared of repercussions and sad for the loss of life," she said. 

A new start-up is unlocking Perth's hidden gems

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A new start-up is unlocking Perth's ...

A new start-up is unlocking Perth's hidden gems

People can hire out...


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Mother reveals shocking details of deadly Canning Vale youth brawl - WAtoday

A distraught mother whose two sons were caught up in a deadly youth brawl in Canning Vale has told how her children have been left traumatised by the violence. 

"They are hugely affected by this, worried, scared of repercussions and sad for the loss of life," she said. 

A new start-up is unlocking Perth's hidden gems

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A new start-up is unlocking Perth's ...

A new start-up is unlocking Perth's hidden gems

People can hire out...


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