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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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Caesarean rates on the rise

A RISE in the number of caesarean births since the opening of the Midland hospital needs to be closely monitored according to a hills-based midwife. Independent childbirth educator Pip Wynn Owen said the new hospital had recorded a caesarean rate ...

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Castledine ready for seaside exhibition

KALAMUNDA artist Mikaela Castledine is preparing for thousands of visitors to view her latest crocheted sculpture at the annual seaside exhibition Sculptures by the Sea. Ms Castledine said her work, The Princess and the Pea, was part of a series ...

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Boya hub opens

BOYA Community Centre has opened to the public, with hundreds of people coming through its doors on the first day. Shire of Mundaring President David Lavell said it was wonderful to see so much community interest in the new facility. ...

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Selling wine online

THE president of the Swan Valley Winemakers John Griffiths has welcomed new laws that allow producers to sell their wines online and also at farmers’ markets. The new laws will let winemakers sell their product online without a storefront. Producers ...

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Light on horizon for aged care

THE State Government’s announcement it is supporting plans to rezone bushland in Kalamunda, earmarked as suitable for an aged care facility, has been met with a mixed response from the community. This week Planning Minister Donna Faragher announced the State ...

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Diagnosis doesn’t stop Teagen

KALAMUNDA Senior High School sports teacher Teagen Smith has been nominated in the Western Australian Young Achiever Awards for her passion in raising awareness of a rare genetic disease. In 2015 the 28-year-old Jane Brook resident was diagnosed as gene ...

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Disc golfers ready to let it fly

LOCALS will be vying for a share of the prize money when the world’s best disc golfers return to Mundaring for the Aussie Open Disc Golf Tournament. Aussie Open Disc Golf Tournament organiser Andrew Ferguson said the Mundaring Sports Club ...

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Cat trap caution

RESIDENTS are being warned to stop their cats straying with a Mundaring resident distributing flyers warning traps were being set on her property to catch marauding moggies. Janet Atkins, who has lived in the hills for 30 years, said she ...

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