E News 3.6.16

Sent on: Friday, 3 June 2016 at 1:48:27 PM

Western Australia Day Long Weekend

Western Australia (WA) Day is held on the first Monday in June each year and is a state holiday only. It commemorates the foundation of the Swan River Colony near Perth by European settlers in 1829, although sightings and landings occurred as far back as 1616. Originally Albany, on the south coast, was to be the capital of WA but better resources for shipping and farming were found on the Swan River so Perth became the capital.

WA Day was previously known as Foundation Day but, to recognise the Aboriginal people as the original owners of the land, the name was changed in April 2012.

WA was settled as a free colony, unlike some other parts of Australia like New South Wales and Port Arthur. It was the only British colony in Australia established with land grants to settlers. The settlers were given land in proportion to the quantity of people and goods they brought to the colony and were only given the full title to their land when it had been improved enough to be considered established and sustaining. 


Lawrence Business Management

Reegan Buswell, Principal of Lawrence Business Management will be in Karratha in either the week of the 10th or 17th June.

The lead up to June 30 is an important time to review and update your financials to reduce your tax bill before it's too late.

Reegan can go over tax planning matters prior to the ned of the financial year.

Click here to read Open Letter to Karratha Business Owners


2016 Hedland Economic & Resources Forum, Wednesday 13th July

The Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc, in partnership with BHP Billiton Iron Ore,will host the 2016 Hedland Economic & Resources Forum on Wednesday, 13 July at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre in South Hedland.

The Hedland Economic & Resources Forum will provide many outstanding opportunities for business and professional networking with generous breaks and a sundowner event to close.

Click here for more information or to purchase Early Bird Registration tickets.


Mackerel Island - WA Day invitation!

The Mackerel Islands experience is uniquely Western Australian!

Which is why they would like to invite you to join them on Thevernard Island on Saturday 4th June in celebration of the WA Day Long Weekend - FREE!

They are offering complimentary ferry transfers out to Theveenard Island (the large of the 2 Mackerels that offer accommodation) to you, your family and/or friends including free participation in select island activities.

Click here for further information


Volunteer Management Training

Volunteering WA is pleased to bring three training sessions in all aspects of volunteer management to the Pilbara Region.

Topic A:  Key issues of Volunteer Management in Small Communities

Topic B:  Engaging and retaining volunteers through developing your leadership skills

Location:  Welcome Lotteries House, Friday 10th June 2016.

Free for members of Volunteering WA, $5 for non-members.

Click here to sign up

Click here for further information


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Getaway to the Pilbara this winter and save up to 30%

BECKONED by blue skies and balmy days, chase the sun north this winter to indulge in a luxurious, three-day getaway at the Pilbara Wellness Retreat from 22 to 25 July.

Book before Monday, June 6 2016 to secure an incredible discount of up to 30% off on our couples and besties packages! That’s a saving of more than $500 per person off normal prices!

For five days only, until the end of the WA Day Long Weekend, our couples packages will be reduced to $1398 per person and our besties packages will be reduced to $1258 per person.

Pilbara Wellness Retreat directors Kylah Morrison and Amanda Ewin encouraged anyone who needed “a little me time” to make the most of the massive savings on offer.

“If you’re struggling to keep up with the cracking (and sometimes chaotic) pace of life – work, family, friends – the Pilbara Wellness Retreat will help you reclaim happiness and inner-peace,” they said.

“We all know that you can’t pour from an empty cup and we need you to believe that you deserve this!  It’s time to invest in you!”

Kylah and Amanda want the Pilbara Wellness Retreat to be the start of something special for all their guests.

“We want people to look back and think this is where it all started…  The Pilbara Wellness Retreat was my fork in the road,” they said.

“We’re flying in some of the world’s best health, wellness and mindfulness experts to help our guests on their life-changing journey of discovery.”

Guests will explore the power of human connection with Peter Sharp; talk guerrilla mindfulness tactics with Mike House; discuss spirituality with Jill Buckto; optimal brain health and performance with Dr Jenny Brockis; guided yoga and meditation with Nicky Arthur; and nutrition and nourishment advice from our very own Amanda Ewin.

But that’s not it! The Pilbara Wellness Retreat will feature cultural immersion tours including bush tucker foraging, tribal dancing and a visit to one of the world’s biggest rock art galleries.

There will also be sunset yoga, bush walks, a pop-up gourmet long-table dining hall, stylish glamping village, fine food and wine. 

Click here to register online 

You’ll need the promotional code WINTERGETAWAY to claim this incredible offer!



Save the Dates!

  • Wednesday 22nd June - Business After Hours co-hosted by KDCCI; City of Karratha; Market Creations & Pilbara Institute.  2016/17 Business & Community Directory Launch.


  • Wednesday 20th July - Pilbara Business Boot Camp.  Tickets on sale shortly.


  • Wednesday 10th August - Business Breakfast with Jonathan Pain.  Karratha Leisureplex Main Function Room.  Further details to follow.




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