News and Featured Programs

Motorists urged to slow down.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

In late April each year, mutton birds (Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, Flesh-...

Review of Lord Howe Island Governance Arrangements

Thursday 5 April 2012

Call for submissions

The review welcomes submissions from the public. Interested individuals and organisations are invited to consider the terms of reference and provide written submissions addressing the terms of reference by Friday, 18 May 2012.

New Powerhouse ahead of schedule

Friday 16 March 2012

At the September 2011 meeting the Board approved the construction of a new Powerhouse on Portion 230 behind Middle Beach.

Australia's Small Island Forum

Thursday 15 March 2012

Across the globe and especially around the Australian mainland are a series of small island communities who are facing common challenges in terms of their economic, social and environmental futures.  Australia's Small Island Forum will provide a unique...

Computer Skills Courses 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The workshops will be initially designed for beginners who wish to learn or brush up on their emailing and web browsing skills with the aim to provide a variety of training programs for various skill levels depending on the level of interest within the community.

Lord Howe Preschool

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The LHI Community Preschool successfully applied for $300,000 funding from the NSW Government to create a preschool. A DA to develop a preschool in the Anglican Church hall was approved by the Board in May 2011.

Changes in coral growth over three decades in LHI Marine Park

Tuesday 17 January 2012

These corals, previously sampled by Dr Vicki Harriott in the 1990's were measured and will be compared with photographic records through time. The researchers measure coral growth by comparing changes in overall dimensions of individual colonies and also by staining colonies that allows subsequent growth to be clearly visible as white skeleton...

Spanner crab research

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Some respondents to the review wanted to continue prohibition on any form of set nets, while others wanted to diversify the local fishery to allow alternative seafood to be utilised on the island.

Rat baiting schedule 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

As well as your efforts, the Board currently funds the servicing of approximately 1400 rat stations across 33 major palm seed areas, and biodiversity hot-spots on the Island. It takes two weeks to complete the baiting and stations are replenished every nine weeks. Approximately 200 grams or one cup of poison bait is used in each station.

Weeds of doom

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The breeding grounds are off the beaten track and the asparagus has been able to grow into dense and widespread infestations where it is smothering burrows.