The production ramp-up at iron ore miner Roy Hill Holdings has helped the company lift annual profit by 69 per cent, in turn boosting the annual earnings of its major shareholder, Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting.
ASX-listed Huon Aquaculture has been granted a license to operate an aquaculture farm off Geraldton, while Fremantle-based Ocean Grown Abalone has awarded a $2.7 million contract to build a processing facility in Augusta.
Sue and Mat Daubney’s Bannister Downs Dairy officially opened its $20 million-plus robotic milking operation and tourism centre at the weekend, with the pair cutting a special ribbon with major investor Gina Rinehart.
Western Australian wineries have continued their recent run of success, with Howard Park’s Janice McDonald crowned the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the year and Frankland Estate's Judi Cullam claiming the Len Evans award last night.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a defamation claim brought by former Quintis managing director Frank Wilson, after the trial judge said he was surprised by Mr Wilson's asserted lack of knowledge of the sandalwood producer’s contracts.