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Leaders discuss ‘smart cities’

By Claire Ottaviano ATTENDEES to the final Swan Chamber of Commerce Disruptive Leadership Series for 2021 got an exclusive glimpse into a very green possible future for Midland. The video, featuring a futuristic vision of a town centre dominated by ...

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Call to support local newspapers

By Claire Ottaviano AFTER more than 35 years of bringing local news into the heart of the community, Echo News is now turning to its readers for support. Since March, almost 200 regional and community newspapers have ceased printing – ...

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Market fees causes hot debate in council

By Rebecca Peppiatt A request by Mundaring Garden and Farmer’s Market for a waiver of site fees was put to Shire of Mundaring councillors on Tuesday at their monthly meeting, causing lengthy debate and divided opinion. Mandy and Andrew Osenton, ...

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Market fees crippling, says couple

By Rebecca Peppiatt A KALAMUNDA couple, who are trying to establish a weekly farmers market in Mundaring, has slammed the Shire for poor communication, unfair rates and lack of support for a community initiative. Andrew and Mandy Osenton say they ...

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Happy hour for Baileys

By Melissa Sheil DESPITE its doors  only opening for the first time less than a year ago, a family-owned Henley Brook eatery and brewery is leading the pack in industry recognition. Bailey Brewing Co has been listed as a finalist ...

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Mundaring couple offer refuge

By Rebecca Peppiatt A Mundaring caravan park has become a beacon of hope for those struggling with the housing crisis after offering their sites to those that have nowhere else to turn. Shorrelle Watkins and her partner Mark Kelly from ...

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Sunscreen with a twist wins top show prize

By Melissa Sheil A FORRESTFIELD mother-of-three has won the top stall holder award at the Royal Show for her business that encourages children to be sun smart whilst protecting the environment. Stephanie Bream was awarded the President’s Pick for Best ...

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Taco Bell queue hell

By Rebecca Peppiatt The opening of American fast food giant Taco Bell in Midland this week caused major traffic issues as locals were determined to be among the first to try it out. Midland was chosen to be home of ...

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Hard work pays off for local mums

By Melissa Sheil THREE of this year’s local finalists in the AusMumpreneur Awards are proving you can have it all, having been recognised for building and managing their entrepreneurial business ventures while also raising children. Fleur Adams from Perth Hills ...

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