Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Denmark Bulletin

Publisher details

An independent, privately-owned tabloid newspaper published every second Thursday.

Delivered free to every household in the town of Denmark and is also available in Walpole, Bow Bridge, Peaceful Bay, Youngs Siding, Albany and a dozen collection points for out-of-town residents and visitors.

Digital edition of current issue available on website

Articles

Recent articles

Trial tackles a burning issue

The first step in merging Noongar cultural burning practice with contemporary fire mitigation was taken last week with a trial burn along Wilson Inlet. A small area was selected along the Bibbulmun Track, adjoining Weedon Hill, for the demonstration trial in the big step towards more collaboration between traditional custodians and authorities in bushfire prevention.

WICC sets sights on net zero with biochar plan

Shaun Ossinger, Patricia Gill. A Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee project, Green waste towards net zero, will target the conversion of Denmark’s green waste into biochar ... Instead of burning the green waste at Denmark’s Waste Transfer Station or transporting it to Albany’s Hanrahan Road tip, WICC is seeking solutions that benefit farmers and the community.

Foodbank meets rising demand in Denmark

Serena Kirby. Emergency food provider, Foodbank, has begun a delivery service to Denmark to meet rising demand in the community ... Foodbank Albany branch manager Rod Pfeiffer said that while the mobile service had been running in Perth for some time, the regional need was now urgent.

Previous articles

Opposition groundswell – mining application

Patricia Gill. Denmark Environment Centre convenor Bart Lebbing is spearheading a call to ban mining in the Denmark shire. The move comes with a pending exploration licence by the private company, United Funds Pty Ltd, and widespread community opposition to any mine in the shire ... Mr Lebbing said the exploration licence had come amid a boom in demand for metals essential for renewable power generation.

Festival a chance to get to know the Nullaki

Serena Kirby. This month’s ‘Knowing Nullaki Festival’ is an opportunity to learn and explore, create and celebrate what makes the Wilson Inlet special. The month-long festival, organised in partnership with Denmark’s Greenskills and artist and biodiversity educator, Angela Rossen, will feature 26 free community events.

‘Zero to fabulous in a couple of months’

Serena Kirby. Every second Saturday a big group of locals gather at the Denmark Scout Hall to swap excess fruit and vegetables, seedlings and flowers they have grown ... “I got the idea from my daughter who had started one in Manjimup”: produce swap organiser, Bobbie Batten.

Founding firey on duty for 60 years

Patricia Gill. Ollie Wakka, 81, joined the newly-established Denmark Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service in 1962, ‘because I couldn’t say no’ ... Ollie recalls how everyone turned up to a fire as they were dressed, there was no equipment except what brigade members brought along and members’ vehicles were used.

Library’s seeds a gift that keeps on giving

Serena Kirby. The Denmark seed library has given out 1300 seed packets since it began in November 2020. Instigated and run by the Denmark Library, there is a biannual Seed Library gathering held at the start of autumn and spring where library members can meet and access free seeds.

Rough conditions swell for SOCM winner

Max Coten rode the breakers into shore to record 24 minutes and 17 seconds, the fastest time at Sunday’s Southern Ocean Classic Mile ... The Denmark Surf Life Saving Club-hosted event attracted a big field of 135 swimmers, 27 of whom were locals.

About Denmark Bulletin

The Denmark Bulletin is an independent, privately-owned tabloid newspaper published every second Thursday. Printed under contract by Fairfax Media and run by two of WA’s most experienced journalists, the Bulletin has a nationwide reputation as a community newspaper of outstanding quality.

This year’s Shire of Denmark Community and Customer Needs Survey found that almost three quarters of respondents favoured the Bulletin first for community consultation and access to information.

The paper was named one of Australia’s best looking newspapers winning the ‘Best Newspaper on Enhanced Stock’ in a competition for newspaper printers in Australia and New Zealand.

It was chosen as an entry by printers Fairfax Media and won ahead of an edition of The Australian Financial Review, printed in Victoria.

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