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Mining portal a hit

WA’S newest mining industry portal has been launched at Mining E-Trade’s Ron Highchurch said it was the State’s most in-depth web site to date. “We’re averaging 8,000 to 10,000 hits per day and are receiving emails from as far afield as Canada,” Mr Highchurch said. “It’s the only mining web site that you can buy and sell tenements on.”

Olympics live

THE online Olympic media site for News Limited has launched a series of packages that allows any mobile phone on a GSM or CDMA network receive the latest Olympic news and results as they happen. The service is at

Personal finance

THE Seven Network’s Internet arm i7 has produced an online information, comparative and transaction-based personal finance portal in conjunction with My Money Group Limited and Channel-E Ltd. It is at

Westpac revamp

WESTPAC’S award-winning web site has a totally new look that incorporates customer feedback. Customer segment tabs allow users to bookmark one of four start pages so the information that follows has relevance to their relationship with the bank.

Best of the SW

THE web site now features its own tourism information page on the South West. The site attracts more than 1,000 visitors per day.

Reaching rural youth

A INTERNET-based self-help service for youth has been launched that provides communication and support for young Western Australians living in regional areas. The site is at

Business opportunities

A NEW web site provides corporate information to potential business purchasers, business migrants and entrepreneurs throughout the world that are seeking to purchase a business within Australia. The site, at, allows Australian companies to advertise the merits of their business and provide contact details to interested parties. The service is free for a limited period.

Office matchmaking

A NEW dating web site aimed at 20-45-year-old office workers has been launched at Internet Amusements Group executive director David Hayes said through word of mouth alone, membership to the site had been increasing by more than 30 per cent.

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