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City hands merger plan to LGAB

AS candidates try to gather votes for the upcoming local government elections on Saturday, October 19 the City of Swan has put the finishing touches to its merger submission. Chief executive officer Mike Foley said the city would have its ...

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Questions over market seed funding

RELATIONS between the Kalamunda Shire and the chamber of commerce have become strained following a disagreement over $10,000 given to the chamber to help with the operation of the Kalamunda Farmers Market. The chamber president said he was told by ...

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Record council candidates

FORMER Labor MLA Andrew Waddell is amongst a record number of candidates vying for a seat on the Kalamunda council in this month’s local government elections. Mr Waddell, who will contest the north west ward, said he had been contemplating ...

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Banking on the community

MUNDARING Bendigo Bank investors are set to benefit from plans by the community bank to open a branch in Midland, which currently has one-dollar shares on offer. The success of Bendigo Bank’s venture to set up a branch in Midland ...

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Banking on the community

Investors are set to benefit from plans by a community bank to move into Midland, with each share on offer for one dollar. The success of Bendigo Bank’s venture to set up a branch in Midland will rest solely on ...

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Concern about black cockatoos

ARE Carnaby’s black cockatoos disappearing from Ellenbrook and other areas in the City of Swan? No official figures are available at this time but some residents are concerned that their numbers have dropped considerably. One Ellenbrook resident said the birds, ...

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Walking the wall for love

GEOFF and Dianne Hall are a long way from the creature comforts of their Kalamunda home. There are few amenities at their new base in Hengyang in China, no rubbish collections, no shops and a local rat population with no ...

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Swan Valley icon honoured

THE late Vince Yurisich was inducted into the Icon of the Swan Valley Hall of Fame last week at the annual Swan Valley Wine Show Awards. Vince followed in his father’s footsteps by taking over the family’s Olive Farm Wines ...

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A fantastic festival of words

HOW do you inspire potential authors of the future? English teacher Michelle Murphy suspects she has the answer. She created the Darling Range writers festival for academic extension students from schools in the Darling Range Learning Network Community and the ...

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Shades of Green in Mundaring

JANET and Robert Atkins’ two-acre property in Mundaring was always going to be a challenge. The overgrazed land, with its windblown and eroding horse paddocks and remnant large Marri trees, would have shaken the resolve of the greenest of thumbs. ...

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