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Echo News gives readers an alternative to other media outlets in WA and enjoys a very high rate of readership in its distribution area. Our Echo News team are a small group of devoted individuals who work hard to give the local community an easy to read, yet intelligent mix of local community stories.

Record feedback on poultry debate

THE public has had their say on the welfare of egg-laying hens and poultry with a record number of comments received for new Australian guidelines and standards. Public consultation on the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry ended ...

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Celebrating People

THE second annual Celebrating People coffee table book featuring stories and photos of volunteers, staff and clients from community support service provider Rise launched last month. With its grass-roots planted in the Shire of Mundaring, Rise began in 1983 when ...

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Ten years for Mundaring Men’s Shed

MUNDARING Community Men’s Shed recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a barbecue and luncheon for members and their families. Founding members Wally Winfield, Ivor Bridges, Bill Frost and Martin Beal started a decade ago with only one woodwork shed and ...

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Preserving hills history

BOXES of historical photographs and documents about Mundaring and the wider hills area fill the Parkerville home of 12-year-old Owen Briffa and his family. From the very young age of six, Owen has passionately and meticulously collected hundreds of photos ...

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Big idea to build tiny homes

A WINNING combination of skill and passion helped Darlington’s Simon Joiner design and build his first tiny home model. With a background in framed construction, Mr Joiner set out to create a small business using his industry experiences while also ...

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REIWA: House prices can only go up

PERTH house prices  hit rock bottom last year but signs of stability in the hills and eastern region in 2018 are a welcome change according to WA’s peak real estate body. End of year reports showed that although housing prices ...

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Confusion reigns

CONFUSION hung in the air at last week’s City of Kalamunda meeting after the Mayor denied the City had made an appeal to the Supreme Court against a State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) decision. On December 14 the SAT supported a ...

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Case of the missing trees

PARKERVILLE resident Bob Roget says thieves may have stolen trees currently at the centre of a court case against him by the Shire of Mundaring. The Shire will allege that Mr Roget illegally moved about eight to ten trees from ...

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Motions considered at Mundaring council

COUNCILLORS discussed and made decisions on eight out of 10 electors’ motions at a Shire of Mundaring Council meeting this week. During deputation and question time several residents spoke for the motions, presented by electors at the December annual electors ...

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Have a swing at free open day

MUNDARING Tennis Club will hold a free open day to welcome new members and celebrate a recent grant to upgrade lighting. Club publicity officer Felicity Pexton said the $150,000 government grant would replace the current old basketball lights and help ...

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