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Winemakers to tempt Singaporean visitors

SWAN Valley wine makers have secured a $250,000 grant from the federal government to encourage Singaporeans to visit the valley for wine tourism experiences. The Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association will be part of a consortium working to bring ...

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Hills camel master helps trekkers

CHRIS O’Hora from Calamunnda Camel Farm has helped two men and five camels prepare to cross the Great Sandy Desert to raise money for melanomaWA and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Mr O’Hora had to start with the basics as ...

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Swan votes to approve Arthur St overpass

CITY of Swan councillors have voted to take out a loan up to $7.5 million to go towards the construction of the Arthur St overpass. At the city’s May 9 meeting councillors went against a motion put forward by the ...

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Mobile irrigator for Northam research

NORTHAM grains research has benefited from a new mobile irrigator allowing researchers to tailor rainfall conditions to when water was required rather than relying on rainfall. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development invested $240,000 into five mobile irrigators ...

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Learn about police cadets

YOUNG Aboriginal people in Midland are being encouraged to become a WA Police cadet. Last week Jaylan Rodney, Jordan Bill, Kobey Rodney, Terrance Rodney and Oshai Rogomaicake were among those who attended a police cadet recruitment drive at the Midvale ...

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Kiely lies low after leaked letter probe

CITY of Swan councillor Andrew Kiely appears to be lying low following a tumultuous week in local government, seemingly ignoring multiple calls and emails from Echo News in the wake of his complaint against the City to Local Government Minister ...

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Pickering Brook feels the need for speed

PICKERING Brook isn’t a place you’d reasonably associate with one of the fastest growing racing sports in the world. Thanks to a suggestion by the City of Kalamunda, however, Pickering Brook Sporting Club is now the proud home of drone ...

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