The Billi: Broome’s Charming Eco-Getaway

The Billi: Broome’s Charming Eco-Getaway

    If you arrived out of Africa and plonked yourself at The Billi in Broome you may at first think you were back in the same continent. With its luxury eco tents and villas set amongst frangipani and Poinciana and that red, red earth meeting that bluest of...
Connecting on New Shores

Connecting on New Shores

  Local writer Liz Hayes tells The Starfish why she’s proud to be part of Connect, a group helping newcomers to WA to feel right at home. “Come for dinner – and please bring a plate.”  When I first heard these words, after moving to Perth from the UK, I wondered...
Pupperazzi!

Pupperazzi!

    Pooch Spot! Doogle of the Week Names: Bruce (Left) and Gizmo Breed: Bruce, Western Terrier-Maltese Cross; Gizmo, Shith Tzu-Maltese Cross Spotted at: Mt Claremont Markets Owners: Bruce, Barbara; Gizmo, Jarrod   Pooch Spot! Doogle of the Week Names:...
Kolkata: The City that Never Sweeps

Kolkata: The City that Never Sweeps

 By Wendy Salisbury Calcutta! What sensuous imagery does this name evoke? Be-turbanned Maharajas defending stately forts?  Ex-pats taking tiffin on colonial club lawns? Dark exotic beauties with jasmine in their hair. . . Forget all that. It’s called Kolkata now and...
Protecting the World’s Biggest Fish

Protecting the World’s Biggest Fish

    WA’s magnificent whale sharks and the pristine Ningaloo coral reef need our on-going protection if they are to survive. That was the heartfelt message at the Oceans Alive 2012 ECOCEAN Gala Fundraiser in Perth last week. The event raised about $20,000 for...
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