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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.

Fracking panel meets in Perth

SWAN, Kalamunda and Mundaring residents are being urged to attend a meeting with the WA Fracking Inquiry panel when it meets in Perth on Wednesday, February 28. Lock the Gate WA spokeswoman Simone van Hattem said the meeting provided the ...

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Sweet temptations a hit

VISITORS to the Swan Valley expect to sample wines and visit restaurants while taking in the sights of the state’s oldest viticultural area. But these days the Swan Valley offers much more than that and tourists and residents alike can ...

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Georgia impresses judges

GEORGIA Carroll has won the Taylorweir apprentice of the year 2107 award. Ms Carroll who works at Lisa’s Style hairdressing salon in Midland beat 110 other students to the award. The third-year apprentice said the award took into account things ...

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Large animal rescue training

RESCUING big animals such as horses is a dangerous activity and to help everyone involved the WA Horse Council has organised some workshops in Brigadoon. A large animal rescue masterclass will be held at the State Equestrian Centre on Tuesday, ...

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New homes at Hilltop Grove

COMMERCIAL Property Group is pleased to announce three new homes are under construction at Hilltop Grove. Constructed by Aveling Homes and with a comprehensive list of inclusions the new homes are well advanced. If you are thinking of downsizing in ...

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New residents association for Upper Swan

RATEPAYERS and residents of Upper Swan are invited to a public meeting to determine whether there is sufficient interest within the general Upper Swan community to form a ratepayers’ and residents’ association for Upper Swan.  Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw will ...

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Rental market stabilises

AFTER three years of challenging conditions, new reiwa.com data shows Perth’s rental market has stabilised. REIWA president Hayden Groves said after a prolonged period of falling rents, soaring listings and record high vacancy rates, the rental market had strengthened. “The ...

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Hybrid duck dilemma

DOMESTIC and hybrid ducks at Wood lake are loved by some and detested by others. In November last year some residents including Bill Higgins and Ewan Trott said they were angry and upset after the City of Swan hired a ...

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Swan rejects West Swan tavern plan

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal for a tavern in West Swan, which will ultimately be decided by a joint development assessment panel, was not approved by the City of Swan this week. Councillors did not follow the officer’s recommendation, which was to ...

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Landgate sale looms as advisor appointed

THE McGowan Government has appointed a commercial advisor as it seeks to realise value from the privatising of Landgate and its assets. Lands Minister Rita Saffioti said the appointment of Investec followed a request for quotation process initiated after the ...

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