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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.

Bullsbrook strawberry farm raided

THE search for illegal workers and those exploiting foreign workers has resulted in a raid on a Bullsbrook strawberry farm. An Australian Border Force (ABF) spokesman said Australian Border Force with the support of the Australian Federal Police and WA ...

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Grape growers say it’s decision time

SWAN Valley planning needs to retain and support viticulture or to ditch the idea completely and allow natural planning processes to take place, according to Grape Growers Association of WA president Darryl Trease. Mr Trease who has just been re-elected ...

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Keeping pollutants out of rivers

BUSINESSES in the Bellevue and Malaga light industrial precincts have been visited as part of a program designed to protect the Swan River and its tributaries from industrial pollution. The City of Swan light industrial precincts include the Bennett Brook ...

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Ballajura fencing contractor fined

A BALLAJURA fencing contractor, who took money from consumers but failed to deliver, has been ordered to pay almost $16,000 in fines, compensation and costs by the Joondalup Magistrates Court. Consumer Protection commissioner David Hillyard said Steven John Pietersen, trading ...

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Enjoy the Kalamunda lifestyle

IN Kalamunda this double brick and tile home, which is for sale by open negotiation, sits on a 2026sqm block. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home was built in 1969. It has two lounge-living areas and a separate dining area. The bedrooms, ...

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Warning after cyber attacks

AN urgent alert to the WA real estate and settlement industries, as well as to buyers and sellers of properties, has been issued by Consumer Protection after three recent cyber-attacks have resulted in almost $590,000 being stolen in property-related scams. ...

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Ricciardo’s car at Whiteman Park

WHEN you next visit the Motor Museum of WA in Whiteman Park among the collection you will find Formula 1 ace Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull racing car. On Wednesday Ricciardo, back in Perth before heading to the Malaysian Grand Prix, ...

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Ministers clash over Ellenbrook train line

THE McGowan Government has hit back at Pearce MHR Christian Porter’s claim the State Budget has delivered nothing but broken promises to residents living in Ellenbrook, Aveley and The Vines. On Thursday, September 7 the McGowan Government’s first Budget included ...

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Domenic Pinelli now an Icon

LIKE most Italian migrants who arrived in Western Australia in the 50s and 60s the 2017 winner of the Swan Valley Icon award Domenic Pinelli worked clearing land and on the railways. Mr Pinelli had already been in WA for ...

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Midland line to close for four days

MIDLAND line passengers need to plan ahead, with a four-day, full-line shutdown to start this week. From the evening of Thursday, September 21 to the start of services on Tuesday, September 26, train services on the Midland line will be ...

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