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INSPIRATIONAL words from NAIDOC young person of the year award winner Bertha Moore embodied the spirit of NAIDOC week celebrations held on Midland Oval this Tuesday. The bright Swan View Senior High School student radiated the strength, positivity and pride ...

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Toppy celebrates 100 years

TOPPY (Elsie) Mitchell was born June 30, 1918 in Kalgoorlie. In March 1940 she married Len Coe and fell pregnant soon after.  A mining accident took Len’s life in August, only five months after their wedding and Toppy gave birth ...

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Outback flight for flying doctor

A TWO-month placement with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Kalgoorlie inspired Manchester doctor Dave Jones to make the move down under, now the certified pilot will fly from Brisbane to Broome raising money for the organisation.  “It was a ...

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Airport Link worker remains in hospital

WORKSAFE WA will begin interviewing the co-workers of injured Forrestfield-Airport Link worker Joshua Butterworth as part of an investigation into an accident that left the New Zealand national in a critical condition last week. The 25-year-old was in a stable ...

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Heritage convent breathes new life

PRESERVING the rich heritage of St Emilie’s Convent was vital to the redevelopment of the Kalamunda site which recently opened its doors to young women in need. The 1883-built convent on Kalamunda Rd has been renovated and re-purposed into a ...

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Holy Cross helping homeless

STUDENTS and the Holy Cross College community spent a night sleeping in cardboard boxes to gain a small experience of what life is like for Australians doing it rough. The school raised $10,000 during the June LifeLink Sleep Out and ...

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Spring into photographic competition

THE photography competition that shines a light on the Perth Hills is back for another round. Calling all photographers, there is one month left to enter your Hills inspired images into the 2018 Spring in the Hills photography competition. The ...

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Airport noise concerns come from minority

IF the Perth Airport new runway website, community meetings and hotline have not covered all aspects of the $520 million project, staff at the Airport Experience Centre are there to answer questions face-to-face. There is in fact so much information ...

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Science boost for Moorditj Noongar College

Midland MLA Michelle Roberts has welcomed the news that Moorditj Noongar College will receive a funding grant of $10,000 to boost their science resources. Moorditj Noongar College is one of the state’s small public primary schools that will receive funding ...

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