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Christopher Leitch

Plantations born again as In Contro

NEW South Perth cafe-restaurant In Contro has made a bright start to business since reopening its doors a few weeks ago following refurbishments.

Paydirt for publishers

THE resources sector’s solid recent performance has had a welcome media spin off, boosting business to the sizeable WA-based trade press that focuses on mining, oil and gas.

Access 31 pulls the plug on Edith Cowan studios

COMMUNITY television station Access 31 will move to new premises when its lease expires at the end of the year.

Red plantings on the up

THE Western Australian wine industry remains in a strong position despite what was a difficult 2001-02 overall, according to industry figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

New web sound

PERTH-BASED marketing company Messages On Hold is now offering a web audio service to complement the visual aspects of its web site.

Good first season for Footygoss.com

FOOTBALL news web site Footygoss.com has announced a successful first season, following the end of on-the-field action last month.

Survey marks growth gains

A STEADILY improving global economy is continuing to fuel WA business conditions, according to the latest Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA/BankWest Survey of Business Expectations.

Brooklands bid wins licence

A TAVERN licence for the Canning Vale/Southern River area has been granted to proponents of a Brooklands Tavern proposal following a decision by the Liquor Licensing Court of WA.

Lumacom lights Moscow

TECHNOLOGY company Lumacom has expanded its international sales, securing contracts to install its flagship electronic billboards in Turkey and Russia.

Export premium paid for WA food and wine

MAJOR UK retailer Harvey Nichols is planning its next visit to Western Australia just a week after its representatives sampled some of the State’s best fare on a food and wine tour to WA’s South West.

JDA winds down at Midland

MIDLAND Brick has announced the appointment of former account director Peter Renshaw as the company’s independent advertising consultant.

Record grain harvest tipped

THE combined effect of a strengthening currency and lower grain prices this season won’t be enough to dampen returns for this year’s WA wheat harvest.

New faces on board at EG Green & Sons

WA meat processor EG Green and Sons last week announced the appointment of four new members to the non-executive board.

Water Corp’s new site to speed service

A NEW Water Corporation web site aims to accelerate response times for water service applications and create a more efficient approvals service for single residential building plans.

Retravision in Warriors deal

RETRAVISION has become WA cricket’s major sponsor after signing a naming rights agreement with the WACA.

Automation in the mall

AUTOMATION and efficiency are, in the minds of the institutions that promote them at least, two words that go together in the world of modern business.

Late picking better for white grapefruit

RECENT research into the viability of grapefruit crops in Western Australia has opened a potential window of opportunity for the local industry.

Workforce wants leave flexibility

IT’S a paradox of modern workplaces that so-called time saving technology seems to create more work and leaves less time for recreation and holidays. Figures on hours worked support this view, suggesting we are working longer each week.

New angle for DIY show

WA-PRODUCED DIY program Nuts and Bolts has taken the lead provided by other lifestyle series in its decision to renovate a house from scratch and auction the finished product.

Publishing opens a new avenue for Perth writer

A HOBBY stemming from a lifelong ambition has led to the establishment of a new publishing house in Perth.

Credit shared on Braille project

A HERO of Australia’s visually impaired was among those honoured last week as Engineers Australia (WA) announced its ‘Heroes’ for 2003.

We haven’t got a ZAC, yet

AUSTRALIANS have long regarded New Zealand as something of a distant relative – except on the sporting field, where the two countries have become mortal enemies.