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Island Trader - trading again

Tuesday 1 November 2011

The Island Trader was successfully refloated on Monday 24 October. An independent survey of the vessel was completed and the Island Trader was approved to leave Lord Howe Island and return to Port Macquarie.

Sharing our roads

Tuesday 1 November 2011

In recent years the Board have received an increased number of complaints from visitors and islanders regarding vehicle use and numbers during this period. There are no specific bike paths or footpaths on the island so we all share the roads - cars, bikes and walkers many of whom are the very young or elderly and our wildlife.

Shift a Shearwater - Move a Mutto

Tuesday 1 November 2011

The impact of road-kill to Flesh-footed Shearwater on Lord Howe Island has until recently been unquantified.

A Lambs Tail

Tuesday 1 November 2011

At least thirty locations of Madeira Vine are known on the island with most occurring in backyards or edges of Crown land. Of concern was an outbreak of Madeira found off the Little Island Track, probably spread from a segment dislodged from a boot or from a weed bag.

NSW Scientific Committee

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Critically Endangered Species (Part 1 of Schedule 1A)

Lord Howe Island Phasmid Dryococelus australis (Montrouzier, 1855), an insect.

Any person may make a written submission regarding this Preliminary Determination. Submissions close 20th January, 2012. Send submissions to:

Palm Seeding 2011

Tuesday 1 November 2011

The Board requires howea forsteriana palm seed for planting at the Nursery.

Collection of palm seed for the 2011 season will commence on Thursday 17 November 2011 and will close on Friday 16 December 2011. All seed is to be delivered to the Nursery by 2:00pm.

A unique moss on the top of the island

Wednesday 5 October 2011

His conclusion is that the Lord Howe species, previously thought to be the same as Spiridens vieillardii from New Caledonia, is quite different and is in fact a species found nowhere else in the world. Its correct name is Spiridens muelleri, named after the famous botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.

Lord Howe NOW

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Skills and Passions Survey

A Skills and Passions Survey was sent out to community members in August and the community has responded with great enthusiasm! People have identified many skills they are willing to teach and share with others within the community and have also identified a variety of things they would like to learn.

Australia's Small Island Forum - Lord Howe Island May 2012

Wednesday 5 October 2011

The forum is the result of collaboration between the LHI Community Development Group, the LHI Tourism Association, the Bank of I.D.E.A.S and the LHI Board and will be held from Monday 30th April until Friday 4th May 2012.

The forum objectives include: