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Consumers urged to get wasteless

With millions of tones of single use plastic containers going to landfill each year, two award-winning Mundaring business owners are doing their bit to encourage people to ditch the waste for Plastic Free July. Wasteless Pantry co-owner Jeannie Richardson said ...

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In a league of their own

The dream of throwing on an AFL jersey and playing in the big league is a step closer for young footballers from the Swans District Football Club, who are vying for a spot in the AFL’s inaugural women’s league. V ...

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Accolade for diabetes champion

LONG-serving former Federal Member for Pearce Judi Moylan has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Ms Moylan was recognised for her service to parliament and the community, particularly as an ...

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Indigenous leader drops in to youth service

NEWLY-sworn in federal senator Pat Dodson visited Swan City Youth Service last Thursday to meet with staff and learn about their life skills, educational and recreational programs for young people. During the tour the indigenous leader said he wanted to ...

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Newlyweds left disenchanted

MORE than six months after their wedding day a Stratton couple are still waiting for a wedding photographer to deliver images from their special day. Consumer Protection is warning people planning weddings and special events to avoid using Perth photographer ...

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Aldi plan for Kalamunda

A DECISION on a proposal to build an ALDI store in Kalamunda was deferred by Shire of Kalamunda councillors on Monday night until its ordinary council meeting on June 27. The German discount retailer wants to build a store on ...

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Scouting brothers 1000km quest

FEW would contemplate it, and even fewer would complete it. But Rover Scouts Tom and Ben Bettison from the Mundaring Scout Group walked the entire 1000km length of the Bibbulmun Track in just 35 days last month. The brothers consumed ...

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Students go green for Earth Day

CHIDLOW Primary School students embraced the sustainability movement during their biannual Earth Day event last week. Teacher Julie Frantom said local naturalist Eric McCrum was amongst an exciting group of presenters who engaged students in learning about sustainability. “Neighbouring schools ...

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Waste not, at new tip shop

SHIRE of Mundaring residents will now be able to recycle suitable household items following the installation of a reuse shop. A purpose-built sea container was recently opened at Mathieson Rd Waste Transfer Station in Chidlow. Called Grab n Go @ ...

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High-tech school funding boost

A SLEW of public primary schools in the east metropolitan region are set to benefit from thousands of new tablets, laptops, desktop computers and accessories. Last week Education Minister Peter Collier announced 572 schools would receive funding to purchase new ...

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