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Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

Heaven doesn’t need your kidneys

MIDLAND receptionist Tracey Fox needs a kidney transplant soon if she is to avoid end stage kidney failure. Her kidneys are only functioning at about 16 per cent and soon she will need dialysis unless a suitable donor comes forward. ...

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Wine makers approve of WET rebate changes

SWAN Valley Winemakers generally approve of changes to the wine equalisation tax rebate as they limit the rebate to small producers, according to the Swan Valley & Regional Winemakers Association. President John Griffiths said the changes were generally supported by ...

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Family hideaway in Kalamunda

TUCKED away near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this colonial brick and iron home has a bush outlook. The home’s outdoor entertainment area includes an outdoor bar, a barbecue area, seating areas and an undercover spa. Inside the four-bedroom, ...

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Haines wins selection for world championships

CYCLIST Jade Haines of Kalamunda is one of four Western Australians in the Australian team for August’s Junior Track World Championships in Italy. Cycling Australia announced its 15-member squad this week, which includes sprint duo Kye Bonser and Matt Richardson ...

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Getting ready for fire season

NUNS at the Dhammasara Buddhist Community in Gidgegannup have been making sure their 200ha property is ready for the summer fire season. They have been conducting controlled burns with the help of City of Swan volunteer bushfire brigade members and ...

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Jess Anstiss wins silver medal

NETBALLER Jess Anstiss of Maida Vale is part of the silver medal-winning team, which lost to New Zealand in the Netball World Youth Cup in Gaborone, Botswana on the weekend. The U21 New Zealand team defeated the Australian team 60-57. ...

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Cougars win battle against Bulldogs

CHIDLOW had to work hard for their 8.14 (62) to 5.8 (38) win over Gidgegannup in round 12 of the Hills Football Association. Although both clubs have some injured players but still managed to field full sides. The Bulldogs have ...

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Rural fire service and levy review welcomed

BOTH the WA Local Government Association and the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades have welcomed a draft report reviewing the emergency services levy, which is collected by local governments on behalf of the state government. WA Local Government Association ...

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Goldfields goal for Stocks

BULLSBROOK trainer Sean Casey plans to start Stocks in a 2100m race at Belmont in three weeks then freshen him up before the Goldfields race round. Stocks has had one win and one second place so far this preparation. The ...

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Upper Swan intersection proposal

THE City of Swan will set aside $1 million on its long term strategic financial plan to construct a roundabout at an Upper Swan intersection near the Ellenbrook Speedway. At the council’s Wednesday, July 5 meeting Ellenbrook ward councillor David ...

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