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A ray of sunshine for local groups

Local community centres and sports and recreation clubs have this week been the major benefactors of a funding injection that will allow these groups to install solar rooftop systems. The Gidgegannup Recreation Club will receive $10,000 in funding assistance from ...

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Persistence pays in school zone saga

Dogged persistence and sheer bloodymindedness appears to have finally paid off after a 10 month running battle with government bureaucracy for Mundaring resident Peter Taylor. The 62 year-old grandfather is the full time carer for two young boys aged four ...

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Students gear up for Wonderland High

Theatre lovers will be highly entertained next month when Ellenbrook Secondary College takes to the stage for Wonderland High, their latest offering in a running series of whole school productions. Wonderland High follows Arthur as he navigates his way through ...

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Pushing to heritage list a whole town

Midland MLA Michelle Roberts has thrown her weight behind a push by residents for Heritage Minister David Templeman to declare the town of Guildford a heritage precinct, following his decision this week to state heritage list Fremantle’s west end. Mr ...

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Testing broadband speeds

Those fed up with slow broadband are being invited to have their National Broadband Network (NBN) connections monitored, with applications to take part in a speed test program now open until the end of July. The Australian Competition and Consumer ...

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Heaven doesn’t need your kidneys

MIDLAND receptionist Tracey Fox needs a kidney transplant soon if she is to avoid end stage kidney failure. Her kidneys are only functioning at about 16 per cent and soon she will need dialysis unless a suitable donor comes forward. ...

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Wine makers approve of WET rebate changes

SWAN Valley Winemakers generally approve of changes to the wine equalisation tax rebate as they limit the rebate to small producers, according to the Swan Valley & Regional Winemakers Association. President John Griffiths said the changes were generally supported by ...

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Family hideaway in Kalamunda

TUCKED away near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this colonial brick and iron home has a bush outlook. The home’s outdoor entertainment area includes an outdoor bar, a barbecue area, seating areas and an undercover spa. Inside the four-bedroom, ...

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Haines wins selection for world championships

CYCLIST Jade Haines of Kalamunda is one of four Western Australians in the Australian team for August’s Junior Track World Championships in Italy. Cycling Australia announced its 15-member squad this week, which includes sprint duo Kye Bonser and Matt Richardson ...

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Getting ready for fire season

NUNS at the Dhammasara Buddhist Community in Gidgegannup have been making sure their 200ha property is ready for the summer fire season. They have been conducting controlled burns with the help of City of Swan volunteer bushfire brigade members and ...

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