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Grape imports approval angers

NEWS the first shipments of imported Californian table grapes started arriving in Perth last Wednesday has sparked sharp criticism from WA grape growers.� Grape Growers’ Association of WA secretary Allyson Kundid said the Federal Government had approved the importation of ...

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Fire brigade moved on

BASSENDEAN’S iconic fire station will close in October but volunteer fire fighters have begun lobbying to stay in Bassendean. The building’s future is yet to be determined but around 60 volunteers will be relocated when the station stops operating in ...

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Copyright changes welcomed

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say on a move by Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam to amend Australian copyright legislation that currently makes it difficult for people with vision impairment to get their hands on books and ...

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Flight path changes

PICKERING Brook residents will be subjected to more aircraft noise after a decision by Airservices Australia to move a flight path from Roleystone to less populated areas following a recommendation from the aircraft noise ombudsman. While more than 4000 Roleystone, ...

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Toxic site plans

Laurie Wenn of High Wycombe is concerned children are playing and building cubby houses on an asbestos ridden landfill site that has not been remediated. THERE are concerns High Wycombe residents’ health will be at risk if a proposal to ...

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Netballers flourish

KIDSPORT grants have helped one family in Mt Helena join in and excel at netball. Thirteen-year-old Shaniah, 11-year-old Shiloh and nine-year-old Destinee Dhue successfully applied for KidSport 
grants earlier this year. The grant is designed to help towards registration fees ...

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Demand for aged care

THE east metropolitan region has missed out on home care funding from the Federal Government designed to assist older Australians to remain living in their own homes according to a hills community support group. Rise divisional manager of aged care ...

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Stirring a toxic site

AN environmental� group says a contaminated site in Hazelmere,� which has been earmarked for remediation, needs more scrutiny and it is urging residents to get involved in the public comment process. The City of Swan has received a proposal for ...

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Hypervision closing party

HYPER Vision’s closing party at the Midland Junction Art Centre this weekend will offer youths the chance to enjoy some great music. Headline act i, said the sparrow will hit the stage on Saturday July 27, as part of a ...

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Row over new bridge

DEVELOPERS affected by one of the City of Swan’s development contribution area plans are continuing to argue there is no need for the proposed Ellen Brook bridge. At the council’s meeting on Wednesday evening representatives from LWP Property Group and ...

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