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The science of a great red

SCIENTISTS have put the DNA of grapevines, that originally stemmed from Houghton Winery, under the microscope in a bid to develop the next unique Western Australian red wine. Genome sequencing technology is currently used in medical science and it has ...

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Midland cops on the beat

SENIOR citizens and those without the internet will not be at a disadvantage once the new Frontline 2020 policing model, which will extensively utilise social media, rolls out in Midland, according to WA Police. At a community forum in Midland ...

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Drivers nominate risky roads

CITY of Swan roads have fared badly in the 2014 Risky Roads campaign, which identifies the community’s views on the state’s most dangerous metropolitan roads. Gnangara Rd, Beechboro Road North, Toodyay Rd, and Great Eastern Highway Bypass made the top ...

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Meeting about Guildford Hotel

THE Guildford Association is holding a public meeting for residents and anyone concerned about the proposed multi-unit apartment development behind the Guildford Hotel. Guildford Association president Peter Stephenson said the association and residents had fought long and hard to maintain ...

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Ratepayers demand a say

DELEGATES representing the shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring converged on the steps of Parliament House on Tuesday demanding the right to a democratic say in local government reform. Opposition Leader Mark McGowan accepted the petitions outside Parliament after Local Government ...

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Residents win consultation time

RESIDENTS have won the opportunity for extra community consultation about a proposal to build a seven-storey apartment behind the Guildford Hotel after the City of Swan delayed initiating a scheme amendment. After five deputations including one by the hotel’s co-owner ...

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Premier has a bet with mayor

FOR the second time in just over a week the State Government has dropped very strong hints that a medical school will be built in Midland. First the Treasurer Mike Nahan speaking at a Swan Chamber of Commerce breakfast on ...

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Kalamunda rolls out BYOD program

KALAMUNDA Senior High School is the latest public school to formally adopt a policy requiring students to bring their own technological devices into the classroom next year. Associate principal Helen Deacon said the school had contingencies in place to assist ...

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Iniative ‘bureaucratic smokescreen’

A PROPOSAL to tackle Mediterranean fruit fly requires funding support from industry to progress, says the state’s peak agricultural body. The Hills Medfly Initiative is being formed with Department of Agriculture and Food WA researchers, fruit growers and industry stakeholders, ...

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S-s-snakebite season

A STRING of snakebites and a spike in sightings of the venomous reptiles as the weather warms up is keeping snake catchers busy, prompting warnings for the public to be vigilant. There have been 10 snakebites in WA since the ...

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