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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.

Ministers plan Swan Valley Escape

WEST Swan MLA Rita Saffioti has welcomed the McGowan Government’s proposal to investigate expanding WA’s flagship food and wine event to include the Swan Valley from 2019. Late last month Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced ...

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Toodyay Wildcard a winner at Ascot

Toodyay Wildcard finalist Elizabeth Winlo took out first prize in the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field final, held on Winterbottom Stakes Day, at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, December 2. Ms Winlo won the Vernice Fashions on the Field at ...

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Executive home in Mt Helena

AT the end of a winding tree-lined drive this three-bedroom, two-bathroom Mt Helena home with traditional verandas on three sides overlooks some beautiful scenery. Double doors lead to a formal entry where French doors open to the roomy open plan ...

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Sandalford wins more gongs

SANDALFORD Wines has won two categories – best modern Australian and best tourism restaurant – in this year’s Catering Institute of WA Gold Plate awards. The Gold Plate awards are sharing cabinet space with gold awards from the Western Australian ...

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Swan rate review backflip

THE City of Swan’s rate method review is  likely to be postponed until after the state government completes a review of the Local Government Act 1995. Echo News understand Mayor David Lucas plans to introduce a motion to that effect ...

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Message of support for domestic violence victims

AT the fourth annual Midland March That Matters last Thursday Andrea Taylor from Koolkuna talked about family and domestic violence and how it does not discriminate against race, age, sex or social status. The eastern region domestic violence services representative  ...

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Berns new Winemakers chief

YURI Berns from Sittella is the Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association’s new president. Mr Berns, who started his career in winemaking in 2004 and graduated from Curtin University in oenology and viticulture in 2011, was elected at the association’s ...

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Lifeline services in Ellenbrook

FROM Thursday, December 7 Lifeline WA’s Prevention Services – specialised separation and bereavement counselling – will be available in Ellenbrook. Lifeline WA’s separation and bereavement counselling is already available to families and individuals, including children, at the Northbridge and Whitfords ...

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