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Core awash in gold

Core Martial Arts and its 36-year-old instructor Clayton Simpson are punching above their weight, with three of the four students who qualified to represent the Ellenbrook-based school, winning gold medals at the Australian Taekwondo cadet team trials last week. His ...

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Serious about the Swan Valley

Grape Growers Association WA president Darryl Trease has cautiously welcomed a State Government funding announcement for the Swan Valley but he says funding a tourism strategy, without sorting out planning issues first, puts the cart before the horse. His comments ...

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Water contamination alert

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has called for urgent independent testing after high levels of lead were found in drinking water at Whiteman Park. Today Tonight commissioned the testing after the lead crisis at Perth Children’s Hospital and half of the ...

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Pearce fireys speak out

FORMER firefighters from Pearce air base say the Department of Defence should be testing all firefighters who have been exposed to toxic chemicals, which are part of an on-going investigation. The firefighters are also angry no-one from the department has ...

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Help for grape growers at last

FOUR months after the Swan River flooded and the former Barnett Government declared the Swan Valley a natural disaster grape growers can finally get some financial assistance. In Devastation for grape growers (Echo News, February 16) table grape grower and ...

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Crestmoor Pass tower goes up

THE new mobile tower Optus is building at Lot 600, Crestmoor Pass has angered nearby residents. A spokeswoman for the concerned residents said 80 per cent of residents within a kilometre radius of the tower signed statements voicing their opposition ...

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Fracking ban unravels

THE State Government’s ban on fracking in the metropolitan area will still allow exploration for unconventional gas, which has some Swan Valley and Bullsbrook residents very concerned. Lock the Gate Alliance said the fracking ban could still allow activities associated ...

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Considering both sides of the argument

Aged care remains firmly on the agenda for newly elected Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes who says he is committed to investigating all options available for a high-care facility within the shire. Mr Hughes said one potential site, the Wilkins Rd ...

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Midland Gate’s $100 million expansion

Construction will start this month to expand Midland Gate shopping centre in a move tipped to make it the largest regional shopping centre in Perth’s east. The $100 million expansion will include Aldi, JB Hi-Fi, Harris Scarfe and 35 new ...

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Planning for health

Residents resisting a rollout of fast food outlets in their suburbs will welcome a move by Planning Minister Rita Saffiotti to investigate linking planning rules with health policies following calls from a peak health body for law reform. The Heart ...

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