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A national science experiment

MAZENOD College in Lesmurdie is one of 40 schools around Australia chosen to have a seismometer installed as part of a national science experiment. The seismometers are linked into a global network to measure earthquake activity and the Australian Seismometers ...

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Insurance warning

When a driver crashed his car into her fences on the weekend Carmel Rando of Swan View found that due to a mix up her home contents insurance, which she’s had with the same firm for years, had not been ...

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Holiday fun with nature

STOP the kids from getting bored this October by heading for the hills to discover the bush activities on offer at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in Mundaring. Department of Parks and Wildlife program coordinator Jill Francis said the bush ...

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Buzz hits the dance floor

PARKERVILLE resident Miriam Gaulton and her border collie Buzz will rock and roll along to the Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO at the Perth Royal Show next month when Buzz competes in the Dances with Dogs. Ms Gaulton said last ...

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School losses: Labor

THE Labor Party has released details about how much money it believes eastern suburb schools will lose due to the State Government’s cuts in education funding. West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said calculations showed schools in West Swan could lose ...

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Appointing acting CEO changes

THE City of Swan has decided to give chief executive officer Mike Foley the authority to appoint one of the city’s four executive managers to the position of acting chief executive officer on a rotational basis when he is absent ...

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Henley Brook traffic issues

A TRAFFIC study for Henley Brook shows more than 10,000 vehicles use West Swan and Gnangara roads a day. The study showed 15,000 vehicles a day use Lord St south of Gnangara Rd on weekdays, which caused congestion and delays ...

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Swan hills weather storm

THERE were more days resembling winter than spring as a string of cold fronts crossed the coast, helping Perth to its wettest September since 1973. The Swan hills region emerged relatively unscathed after the series of strong cold fronts pummelled ...

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History unearthed

THE Kalamunda Historical Society has unearthed an important document on a local resident wounded in France and taken as a prisoner of war by the Germans during World War I. Society member Rodney Pepper said after Lesmurdie resident Bryan Pellew ...

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Schools petition minister over cuts

HILLS parents and citizens groups have presented Education Minister Peter Collier with a petition protesting education funding changes. A letter sent to Darlington primary school parents outlined the staffing and budgetary cuts expected to hit the school next year. “Overall ...

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