Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Lord Howe Island Signal

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Published 12 times per year by The Signal Pty Ltd

Distributed from Lord Howe Island

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Recent articles

Letter from the LHI Signal Editor

February is always a busy month, and even more so this year with the Lord Howe Island Festival happening - including Discovery Day, which was held on the 16th of February ... The tourist incentive to visit Lord Howe continues to be high with many visitors struggling to find seats on QantasLink and Eastern flights or accommodation on the Island.

Lord Howe Island graced by a vice-regal visit

Suzie Christensen. In time for Discovery Day celebrations, Lord Howe Island received a warm visit from the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC ... At Stevens Reserve, the group chatted about the booming environmental responses that have been seen since the project, as well as the critical role that biosecurity officers and detection dogs play in monitoring for pests.

Board ends support for tourism

The Lord Howe Island Board has formally notified the LHITA that it is no longer in a financial position to support the LHITA and is terminating all funding support for the Association. Tourism is the economic life blood of the Island, delivering incomes to businesses, residents and their families and of course revenue to the Board ... If alternative funding cannot be secured rapidly from the NSW government, the LHITA will have to consider restructuring options involving dramatic reductions in services and closure.

Previous articles

Vale Rodney Giles

Karen Giles. Rodney Giles (Gerry) passed away peacefully at home on Friday 20th, January ... Rod’s working life on Lord Howe included unloading the ship (from age 15 to age 60), the Lord Howe Island Board and many island lodges but his passion was Ned’s Beach shed.

Lord Howe Island Festival

We’re so excited to share with you the information that we'll be running a series of events for our community in late February… all part of the Lord Howe Island Festival!

Project Kingfish

Members of the Project Kingfish research team visited Lord Howe Island (LHI) in December. Project Kingfish is a research program funded by the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust that aims to enable collaboration between scientists and expert anglers to improve understanding of the East Australia yellowtail kingfish stock.

Australia Day on Lord Howe Island

The Australia Day celebration started with a big turnout at the sandcastle competition. This was followed by a flag-raising ceremony and keynote speech delivered by retired High Court Judge, His Honour, Justice Murray Gleeson.

Woodhen survey

Suzie Christensen, LHIB. The woodhen survey has seen another increase in woodhen number with more than 1,000 woodhens counted. This is a record number of woodhens for the Island, surpassing the 778 individuals counted last March.

Mobile phone microcell consultation summary

Suzie Christensen, LHIB. The Lord Howe Island Board has received a proposal from Telstra to install a mobile phone microcell, funded through the blackspot program. The tower is to be built on crown land, and as such, the Board’s role is to determine whether or not to grant Owner’s Consent ... 90 of the 131 responses (68%) were not in favour.

About The Lord Howe Island Signal

The Signal is proudly published 12 per year by The Signal Pty Ltd.  The Signal is designed, printed and distributed from Lord Howe Island.

The Signal is a community newspaper and happily accepts all offers of stories, photos and art.  However, we cannot guarantee in which issue the submission will appear and we won’t publish content that is offensive.

The views expressed by individual contributors are not necessarily those of other contributors, the editors or publishers.

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