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New grains research centre

A NEW grains research facility in Northam will enable scientists, industry and the community to come together to address grains production issues and keep the WA industry ahead of international competition, according to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan. The ...

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Swan brew costs unlikely to drop

A PRE-budget commitment to improve equity for craft beer producers has met with a mixed response from Swan Valley breweries. Last week, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced the excise rebate for all breweries will rise from $30,000 a year to $100,000. ...

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Fire gawkers anger residents

CROWDS of onlookers blocking roads and restricting exits in an effort to get a look at a major fire that threatened homes in Aveley have angered residents.  A 15-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys from Ellenbrook were charged after Arson ...

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Developer responds to kangaroo deaths

IN response to public concern Bushmead developer Cedar Woods says its working with the Department of Conservation and the City of Swan to aid kangaroo crossing and risk to motorists in the streets bordering the new estate.  Helena Valley resident ...

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Marriage and business a good match

GETTING married and supporting local businesses went hand-in-hand for Nichole Jones of Giles Jones First National Midland and Glen Howard of Just Glass Midvale. The two business owners said I do at a ceremony and reception attended by 210 guests ...

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Youth speak up for half-pipe funding

DARLINGTON youth dominated a meeting in Mundaring this week to argue against a recommendation not to reallocate funding from the suburb’s dirt jumps to the skate park. The $25,000 funding grant, and election commitment from Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes, was ...

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Arena opens in time for action

MORE than 80 teams from the Eastern Hills Netball Association played their first game of the season at the new Mundaring Arena on Saturday.  The $10.1million facility has indoor and outdoor hardcourts to cater for basketball, hockey, badminton, volleyball and ...

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