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Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clare Varcoe

September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from the air and puts it into the ground to feed other plants, but unlike artificial fertilisers, it doesn’t...

Love somewhere because of a movie?

Greens Pool in Denmark, Western Australia, catches the last of the evening glow.

Yunqi Yu, Reporter

May 3, 2018

What make's you love a some-place? Does someone famous live there? Does it have a moving story? Are there songs written about it? But have you ever traveled somewhere because of a movie? According to Champion Traveler, a popular movie can increase tourism to a featured location by 31%. The coming-of-age...

A new leaf for hemp farming

Chris Blake at his hemp farm

Ryan Ausden, ECU Reporter

April 26, 2018

WA Parliamentarians are mulling over whether to change the law to make life easier for farmers growing the kind of cannabis that can be made into clothing and food. The parliamentary debate is over the Industrial Hemp Amendment Bill (2018). The bill has passed the second reading stage and was adjourned...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 9, 2017

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student Gillian McCarthy, from Victoria's School of Design, along with Dr Brian Robinson from the Facult...

Broome boating bucks

Broome boating bucks

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017

The McGowan Government has allocated $9.7 million to upgrade boating facilities in Broome and help start the new marina. The upgrades include new public toilets, vehicle and trailer parking, construction of an access stairway and an extension to the flexmat hardstand to enable safer boat launching. P...

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 4, 2017

Mining giant Rio Tinto has taken a stance on domestic violence, announcing special leave entitlements for people experiencing violence at home. This comes after the McGowan Government stated that public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family problems and domestic violence...

Is Perth vulnerable to terrorist attack?

Perth city at night

Andrew Fewster, ECU Daily Reporter

August 28, 2017

Barcelona, Manchester, Turku, it seems like every week there is another terrorist attack claiming more innocent lives. Even Australia has experienced the horror, with the Lindt Café siege in Sydney in 2014 and the shooting of Curtis Cheng in 2015. Unlike the spectacular Twin Towers attack on 11 September,...

More girls than boys drunk in ambulances

More girls than boys drunk in ambulances

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU reporter

August 27, 2017

Young women are requiring more urgent medical care for alcohol intoxication than young men, according to new state-wide ambulance figures. For the first time, St John Ambulance and the WA McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth (MCAAY), have provided female and male breakdowns of ambulance...

‘Sharing the Love’ on community radio

Volunteer administration worker, Kailyn Crabbe, mans the RTRfm reception desk during Radiothon. 
Image by: Marley Amphlett ©2017

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017

RTRFM 92.1 community radio is celebrating its 40th year on the air in Perth and to help cover the costs of running the station, it has just hosted its latest annual Radiothon. Radiothon, that ran from 11-20 August, encourages listeners and supporters to 'Share the love' by pledging donations either...

A gift to Girl Guides

Girl Guides WA annual awards

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017

Last week Girl Guides WA was one of nine organisations to win a State Government contract to continue providing youth services in Western Australia. The bid, worth over 350k for five years, will allow Girl Guides to continue their mission iof empowering young women to grow into confident and self-respecting...

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