WA’s largest wholesale nursery, Benara Nursery in Carabooda, has agreed to pay back nearly $30,000 to eight employees over unlawful wage deductions they had to pay to live in a cramped house that stank of fertiliser. Benara Nurseries, is revampi... Read more
Former Capricorn Village Joint Venture chief executive officer, Dr Russel Perry (68), died earlier this week after battling motor neurone disease. Dr Perry was the inaugural chief executive of YBJV from its start until November 2013, and was inv... Read more
Six members of Yanchep Two Rocks RSL Sub Branch got together recently for a photo shoot with Lynn Gail, a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Jack Gilchrist, June and Dominic Mulquiney, Ray Krakouer, Jack Wadei... Read more
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, last week visited Lancelin, Guilderton, Two Rocks and Yanchep as part of his regular ‘Coffee with Christian’ program. Mr Porter held Coffee with Christian events at the Lancelin OffShore Café with abo... Read more
At the weekend, top placed Lancelin Ledge Point Pirates defeated fourth placed Moora in Lancelin by 40 points while Cervantes trounced bottom placed Jurien Bay by an even bigger margin. With the finals only four weeks away, things look interesti... Read more
King Neptune at the old Atlantis Marine Park site in Two Rocks has reclaimed his former glory after years of vandalism and neglect. The municipal heritage-listed statue of King Neptune, brandishing his trident, was built in 1982 by Mark Le Buse,... Read more
Local council elections will be held on Saturday 17 October, jostling and politicking has already started at the City of Wanneroo. In the upcoming election, Mayor Tracey Roberts and half the council are up for re-election, if they decide to nomi... Read more
Local emergency service volunteers were recognised for their service to the community at a recent City of Wanneroo Emergency Services Volunteer Appreciation Function. The function acknowledged the efforts and contributions made by emergency serv... Read more
At the recent Clubs WA Awards, three of Yanchep Sports and Social Club’s greenkeepers received certificates for reaching the finals of the 2015 Awards for Excellence. Eugene Albrecht, Mal Wilby and Jim Green represented the thirteen volunteer gr... Read more
Australia’s native wildlife is rapidly disappearing and feral cats are the chief culprit.
A cat moves through the tall grass with a small, squirming rodent in its mouth. Eye shine reflects the light as the cat turns to look at the camera. Then it moves off into the undergrowth, unafraid and lord of its domain.
It could be any patch of open ground in urban Perth and the cat, indistinguishable from any well-fed domestic feline, could be ridding the land of one more rodent that will scarcely be missed. This is, after all, what cats do, what we expect them to do.
The rodent is not a pest. And there is nothing domestic about this cat. Indeed if a new study is to be believed, feral cats such as this one are eating their way through Australia's native wildlife at a rate that is almost impossible to fathom.
Urgent action is needed to eliminate all feral cats along with stricter controls on all household pet cats.