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Author Archives: The Editorial Team

Echo News gives readers an alternative to other media outlets in WA and enjoys a very high rate of readership in its distribution area. Our Echo News team are a small group of devoted individuals who work hard to give the local community an easy to read, yet intelligent mix of local community stories.

State election candidates 2021

By Claire Ottaviano, Melissa Sheil and Sally McGlew FORRESTFIELD Stephen Price – LABOR RUNNING on a re-election platform of jobs, education and sport for the Forrestfield seat is Stephen Price. Having delivered on previous commitments for  sporting clubs, community groups ...

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Dolce Blue reflect bittersweet hills summers

By Melissa Sheil DOLCE Blue’s new single SUMMERWAVE was born from suburban summers in the Kalamunda Hills, filled with twangy guitars, shuffling rhythms and destructive youth. Veronica Zurzolo (vocals/guitar), Lachlan Casey (guitar), Daniel Taylor (bass) and Brody Honey (drums) met ...

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Big truck for a big cause

By Claire Ottaviano BELLEVUE business Plantman have partnered with HeartKids to support children with heart problems. HeartKids is Australia’s leading funding body driving change through research for treatment and management of congenital/childhood heart disease. A large service truck will be ...

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Nannas stand up for native forests

By Melissa Sheil PUT down your knitting needles because the call is out for all tree-loving grandmothers and their kin to join the recently formed Perth Hills branch of environmental protection group Nannas for Native Forests. Despite the name, being ...

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Rainbow serpent in the park

By Melissa Sheil VISITORS to Stirk Park shouldn’t be alarmed when they see a giant serpent slithering across the grass this Friday night – it is only the Wagyl, a 35 metre rainbow serpent, courtesy of Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours ...

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Burning up the miles in Henley Brook

By Sally McGlew  HENLEY Brook’s Margaret Hadley has been named winner of the Annual Australian Ultra Association (AURA) runner awards, for Female Ultra Runner of the Year 2020. Hadley won the award after what the judges described as an astounding ...

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Grant to support market village

By Claire Ottaviano A DREAM to create a community-based caravan park complete with a market village supporting local businesses has become a reality for Perth Hills Caravan Park owner Shorelle Watkins. The mother-of-three bought the caravan park, formerly known as ...

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People power

By Claire Ottaviano TWO-and-a-half-year-old Tom Moon’s cheeky grin says it all, Gidgegannup residents are thrilled to be back on the power grid. When the Wooroloo Fire swept through Gidgegannup in the first week of February,  it destroyed 86 homes along ...

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