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State minister urges calm on imports

The Federal Government is deciding whether to allow Californian table grapes into Western Australia sparking fears amongst Swan Valley growers any change could introduce pests and diseases. AGRICULTURE Minister Ken Baston is urging calm over table grape growers’ concerns that ...

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Polio victim speaks out

Jane Brook resident Stuart Oliver holds a picture of young polio victims receiving treatment in an iron lung, and a group of children in callipers. Picture: SARAH BROOKES MORE than half a century has gone by, but Stuart Oliver can ...

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Homebuyer sues agent

A homebuyer says a real estate agent falsely advertised a house as being in a quiet location even though it was under a flight path. A HOMEBUYER has launched action in the District Court against a hills real estate agent ...

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Rates rise again

RATES in the City of Swan are set to rise by five per cent, adding to a long list of price hikes that have driven more families to seek help from charities this year. According to Foodbank WA, the rise ...

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Mad hatters tea party

VOLUNTEERS with the City of Swan’s community care services were treated to a Mad Hatter’s tea party on Monday. Mayor, Charlie Zannino, said the City was fortunate to have so many outstanding volunteers. “Our volunteers are an invaluable asset and ...

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Kalamunda’s disability friendly water park

THE Shire of Kalamunda is pleased to announce the Kalamunda Water Park has undergone some major improvements to allow easy access by residents with disabilities. The project was initiated three years ago by the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee ...

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Pampering for mums

THREE pre-primary classes at Saint Helena’s Catholic Primary School have treated students’ mums to a pampering session to celebrate Mother’s Day. Pre-primary teacher Simone Bannatee said the mums were treated to a hand massage and manicure, a foot spa and ...

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KidSport grant knocks down barriers

Luke, Michael, Andrew and Benjamin Donnelly can play football thanks to KidSport. KIDSPORT grants have helped two sets of twins in the Shire of Mundaring take part in team sports. Amy Donnelly is the mother of two sets of twins, ...

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Bite away from winning

THE Brook Bar and Bistro in Ellenbrook was a bite away from winning WA’s Best Steak Sandwich competition held at the Crown Casino in Perth last week. The Brook was awarded a close second place as it battled it out ...

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Faragher to raise flag

The Swan Guildford Historical Society’s Celia Miller and Bromwyn Facer at the Mechanics Institute. Picture: ANITA McINNES ON WA Day this year the Swan Guildford Historical Society will hold a flag raising ceremony to mark the foundation of the Swan ...

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