E-News Issue 232 - Christmas Issue!

Mistletoe brings good luck all year, not just at Christmas!

Most people are familiar with seeing images of traditional mistletoe during the festive season, and the concept of ‘kissing under the mistletoe’ at Christmas time, but less people know that we have a variety of native mistletoes in Australia and that they bring a number of benefits.

Mistletoes are semi-parasitic plants that attach to the stems of other trees and shrubs, drawing extra nutrients from their host. In the Avon Wheatbelt alone there are eleven officially recorded mistletoe species from the family Loranthaceae (which also includes the well-known Western Australian Christmas Tree - Nuytsia floribunda - pictured above).

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Christmas 2016 Newsletter

Now available to download from our website.

Printed copies are also being posted out to members this week.


Job opportunity:  Program Manager - Sustainable Industries

Northam WA, full time
Starting salary: $101,143

Contract: to 30th September 2018

Program Manager for Sustainable Industries will lead a team to work with the community to ensure productive and sustainable industries in the Wheatbelt. Initially the positon will be responsible for the Sustainable Agriculture program and will manage the Living Lakes initiative. The successful applicant will demonstrate extensive experience in project and contract management.

Closes:  19 January 2017
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Job opportunity:  Casual Marketing & Communications Support Officer

Northam WA, casual up to 22 hours per week
Salary: $36.60 per hour 
Contract: 3 months starting 6 February to 28 April 2017

The Marketing & Communications Support Officer will assist the Productive Relationships team with online content management, desktop publishing and other communications activities.

The successful applicant will undertake a range of marketing activities and have strong organisational skills. Experience using Adobe InDesign is desirable.

Closes: 19 January 2017
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Introducing Noba the Woylie

This year Wheatbelt NRM’s Staff Social Club sponsored Noba the Woylie in support of Kanyana Wildlife’s woylie breeding program.

Noba is a Brush-tailed Bettong (Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi) who was abandoned by his mother in the Dryandra Woodland in 2014.

Kanyana Wildlife adopted and hand raised Noba and he now helps educate the public about the plight of woylies.

Noba’s name is derived from the Noongar language and means ‘young child’.


Office Christmas dates

Office closes:  Friday 23 December 2016

Office reopens:  Tuesday 3 January 2017

Have a safe and happy holidays everyone!

From all of us at Wheatbelt NRM :D
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