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Robotic brickie way of future

A WORLD-FIRST robotic bricklaying machine that slashes the time it takes to build a home has earned its creators in Walliston the title of West Australian Innovator of the Year. Fastbrick Robotics Operations Manager Gary Paull said the Hadrian X, ...

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Out of the ashes

THE death of two wedge-tailed eagle chicks during a prescribed burn in Mt Helena last year, has led to a positive collaboration between a hills scientist and staff from the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW). Parkerville environmental advocate Simon ...

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Swan Valley 417 visa red tape unfair

SWAN Valley grape growers want red tape around where 417 visa workers can work to qualify for an optional second year visa changed. Grape Growers Association of WA secretary Allyson Kundid said grape growers wanted backpackers to be able to ...

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Youth award finalists

MATTHEW Bill of Swan View and Brianne Yarran of Bennett Springs are both finalists in the 2016 WA Youth Awards. Mr Bill, who is a finalist in the Minister for Youths’ Outstanding Youth Worker Award, works in outreach with the ...

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Speed signs for Bullsbrook next year

VEHICLE-activated speed signs will be set up in Bullsbrook early next year, according to Main Roads WA. This week a Main Roads WA spokeswoman said the vehicle-activated speed signs have been ordered and site inspections have been undertaken to finalise ...

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Echo wins at WA Media Awards

Echo Newspaper journalist Sarah Brookes won the top gong at last weekend’s WA Media Awards for the Best Three Stories in a Suburban newspaper. The annual WA Media Awards promote quality journalism and reward media professionals whose commitment and excellent ...

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A royal visit

For the first time in Sandalford Wines’ history its gates closed to the public for a historic event that allowed 350 Dutch nationals to meet and greet royalty during their two-day trip to Perth. The winery, founded by John Septimus ...

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Shalom House concerns residents

RESIDENTS close to Shalom House say they are afraid to speak publicly about their concerns about the rehabilitation centre. Shalom House has been controversial since last year when residents first became aware the Park St residence was being used as ...

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Toxic cloud hangs over Adelaide St

THE proposed remediation of a former toxic landfill on Lot 20 Adelaide St in Hazelmere is on hold, frustrating nearby High Wycombe residents. During a grievance debate in State Parliament on October 13, Opposition Environment spokesman Chris Tallentire said Jacaranda ...

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