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Kalamunda calls it a Day

A shock election result may have thrown Liberal Party stalwart John Day off the seat he held in Kalamunda for 24 years but the outgoing member is philosophical about politics and proud of the legacy he has left behind. His ...

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Roberts romps it in

EAST Metropolitan voters went out on Saturday night to paint the town red, with a landslide election win for WA Labor that has firmly placed Michelle Roberts back in the seat of Midland, which she’s held for 20 years. The ...

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Collecting bird eggs

HOW many residents are aware in this day and age that some people are still legally allowed to collect bird eggs? Bird photographer and conservationist Ben Pearce of Parkerville said when most people realise the practice still goes on they ...

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Tomato potato pest found in Perth Hills

THE insect pest tomato potato psyllid has been found in the Perth Hills with the number of detections in WA increasing to 43 including 20 commercial properties. Between Wednesday, March 1 and Saturday, March 4 the Department of Agriculture and ...

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Advice for people affected by flood

SWAN Valley landowners and businesses affected by the flood in February are being advised to not self-assess whether they are eligible for disaster relief. Instead they are being advised to contact the Department of Agriculture and Food WA’s rural business ...

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Kalamunda petition against fracking

KALAMUNDA residents and business owners concerned about the dangers they say are posed by the unconventional gas and fracking industry were out over the long weekend spreading their message. Harrie Smeets from Bickley Valley Asparagus Farm joined other business owners ...

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The Vines declares itself gasfield free

THE Vines has declared itself gasfield free at a community celebration on Monday March 6, with 98.8 per cent of the community saying yes to the declaration. The declaration followed an extensive survey of the community, which involved residents going ...

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Greens Midland candidate on drug policy

WHEN people go to vote on Saturday, March 11 the Greens candidate for Midland Matthew Biggs hope they will keep in mind the party’s commitment to establish a new drugs information and monitoring system. Mr Biggs said the Greens harm ...

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Julie Matheson Party signs disappear

JULIE Matheson Party candidate for the Swan Hills Danusha Bhowaniah says since early February 30 of her campaign posters have been taken from the area. Ms Bhowaniah said some of them had disappeared from areas where they had been put ...

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