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Author Archives: Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

Cooked-burra spoils Christmas lunch

HILLS’ residents left without power on Christmas Day will not be able to claim compensation from Western Power, which is blaming the eight-hour blackout on a kookaburra. A spokesperson for the utility said crews responded to outages on December 25, ...

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Bushland reserve a ‘fire risk’

A HILLS’ resident is calling on authorities to take action to reduce the fuel load on a reserve surrounding homes in Darlington labelling the area a major fire risk. Andrew, who did not want his surname published, has lived on ...

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Talented girls in a league of their own

AS the AFL women’s competition gathers steam, hills football clubs are calling on young female players to join the upcoming youth girls’ competition. Hills Rangers female football coordinator Tarryn Cuthbert said the AFL in conjunction with the West Australian Football ...

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Swimmers lap up challenge

KEEN swimmers have the opportunity to take on a personal challenge at Bilgoman Aquatic Centre. Assisant manager Tim Blankley said the Shire of Mundaring’s Lap Lovers’ initiative was a  program flexible enough to encourage all swimmers to take part without ...

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Pink Stumps game at Parkerville

LENNON Brookes of Mundaring is passionate about all aspects of the game of cricket from knowing the history of the game, to perfecting his bowling action to knowing fun facts about current players. His mother Kristy Brookes said he had ...

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Pause for a cause this February

RESIDENTS are being urged to Pause for a Cause this month and help support young people experiencing a serious disadvantage in the City of Swan. Swan City Youth Service chief executive officer Chrystie Flint said the service in Midland would ...

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Caesarean rates on the rise

A RISE in the number of caesarean births since the opening of the Midland hospital needs to be closely monitored according to a hills-based midwife. Independent childbirth educator Pip Wynn Owen said the new hospital had recorded a caesarean rate ...

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Castledine ready for seaside exhibition

KALAMUNDA artist Mikaela Castledine is preparing for thousands of visitors to view her latest crocheted sculpture at the annual seaside exhibition Sculptures by the Sea. Ms Castledine said her work, The Princess and the Pea, was part of a series ...

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Boya hub opens

BOYA Community Centre has opened to the public, with hundreds of people coming through its doors on the first day. Shire of Mundaring President David Lavell said it was wonderful to see so much community interest in the new facility. ...

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Hills footy fighting for survival

HILLS footy clubs fear they will collapse if a proposal by the West Australian Football Commission to merge their competition with the metropolitan junior competition goes ahead. Hills Football Association president Brian Pallister said clubs, parents and supporters were invited ...

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