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Imported fly performs in mating trials

AN IMPORTED  fruit fly from the UK is showing potential to biologically control the damaging horticultural pest Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly), following glasshouse trials in WA. Research by the Department of Agriculture and Food tested the fly’s mating performance and ...

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Labor pledges new schools

NEW primary schools for Brabham and Caversham South have been promised by WA Labor if it wins the March State Election. West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said Labor’s commitment to making education in the West Swan electorate included new $15 ...

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Barnett fast tracks final NorthLink stage

THE Barnett Government has moved swiftly to progress stage three  of the NorthLink WA project after two weeks ago struggling to release any detail about it. Are there more highway blues for the Barnett Government, (Echo News, January 21) questioned ...

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Swan citizens awared for community work

BARBARA Dundas, and Graham O’Donnell were awarded community citizen of the year awards and Ethol Rogers a senior community award on Australia Day. Ballajura Senior Citizens Association won an active citizenship award and The Hyper Team an active citizenship award ...

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Midland Oval plan approved

MORE than 100 people attended a special council meeting where the City of Swan decided to adopt its Midland Oval redevelopment masterplan. The masterplan had been in limbo with residents wanting the council to make some changes particularly to increase ...

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Police chase ends in Kalamunda

TWO people have been charged after WA Police deployed a stinger, which damaged the tyres on a stolen car causing it to come to a stop on Railway Rd near Stirk St in Kalamunda. A south east metro district Facebook ...

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Cadets learn all about the RAAF

AUSTRALIAN Air Force Cadets attending a course at Pearce air base were treated to a fast jet flying display just before sunset on Monday, January 23. The Australian Air Force Cadets, who were at a 7 Wing January Promotional Course, ...

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Volunteers finish High Wycombe renovation

THE High Wycombe Children and Family Centre recently got lucky after a chance phone call from Volunteering WA. The phone call resulted in the Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation being able to go ahead with a renovation for the community facility. ...

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Grand prize just eludes hotel patron

A MUNDARING woman is $1000 richer after securing the right to potentially win $100,000 in the Mundaring Hotel’s great dinner offer. Chloe Oldham, 20, was one of 50 hotel diners who were eligible for the grand prize, drawn on Saturday ...

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Swan Valley vintage has started

SOME Swan Valley growers have already started harvesting their grapes but full scale vintage is yet to get underway. Duncan Harris from Harris Organic has finished picking his madeleine crop, which he started harvesting more than a week ago. Mr ...

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