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Grape growers say it’s decision time

SWAN Valley planning needs to retain and support viticulture or to ditch the idea completely and allow natural planning processes to take place, according to Grape Growers Association of WA president Darryl Trease. Mr Trease who has just been re-elected ...

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Ricciardo’s car at Whiteman Park

WHEN you next visit the Motor Museum of WA in Whiteman Park among the collection you will find Formula 1 ace Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull racing car. On Wednesday Ricciardo, back in Perth before heading to the Malaysian Grand Prix, ...

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CSIRO’s AI-driven diabetes innovation

A GROUND breaking CSIRO eye-screening technology trialled at Midland GP Superclinic may soon make diabetes related blindness preventable. For the 1.7 million Australians afflicted with the disease, the technology could soon change their lives for the better as previously only ...

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Mundaring cop receives top award

Mundaring Police Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Jeff Taylor was awarded the Australian Police Medal by WA Governor Kerry Sanderson last Friday during an Investiture ceremony at Government House. Sergeant Taylor started his career in 1994 after moving to Perth from Northam, and ...

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History search on at old Middle Swan

Buried treasure lurks below the ground at the site of old Middle Swan Primary School on Eveline Road, and developers Masonic Care WA and the Midland and Districts Historic Society are teaming up to uncover the mysteries of the past. ...

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Ministers clash over Ellenbrook train line

THE McGowan Government has hit back at Pearce MHR Christian Porter’s claim the State Budget has delivered nothing but broken promises to residents living in Ellenbrook, Aveley and The Vines. On Thursday, September 7 the McGowan Government’s first Budget included ...

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Domenic Pinelli now an Icon

LIKE most Italian migrants who arrived in Western Australia in the 50s and 60s the 2017 winner of the Swan Valley Icon award Domenic Pinelli worked clearing land and on the railways. Mr Pinelli had already been in WA for ...

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Science lecture inspires St Brigid’s students

ST Brigid’s College Year 10 students received a crash course in galaxy evolution this week thanks to a student-teacher connection that began more than 10 years ago. The Lesmurdie school’s science curriculum team leader Darren McGoran started his teaching career ...

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Teacher in line for top award

A WATTLE Grove Primary School teacher tasked with pushing talented students out of their comfort zone has been named a finalist in the 2017 State Education Awards. For Sawyers Valley resident Carl Sanderson his nomination is the culmination of a ...

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