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DRA 2021 Wooroloo Bushfires

By Rebecca Peppiatt  TWELVE months ago there was no WA branch of Disaster Relief Australia (DRA). Now they’ve got more than 180 members and have been an integral part of the recovery process for those that were affected by the ...

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Life and love on journey to recovery

Rob Robson, Tilden Drive.

By Claire Ottaviano  TWO weddings and a new granddaughter does not remove the pain and trauma of losing one’s home in a bushfire but it does lessen the burden and help restore meaning and purpose to life, reflects Tilden Park’s ...

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Insurance troubles halt progress

By Claire Ottaviano  AS ground works for new houses begin and Gidgegannup enters the next phase of its bushfire recovery, some residents are still battling with insurance claims one year on. Jo and Ben Murphy’s house still stands but the ...

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One foot in front of the other

Kooringal Vale 2022

By Claire Ottaviano  EVERYTHING the Maher family currently own was not in their possession a year ago after fleeing the Wooroloo Bushfire with nothing but their pets, the clothes on their back and their lives. Now living in a sea ...

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Pavilion hope for Mount Helena

Mount Helena bandstand

By Rebecca Peppiatt  AN idea for a federation-style pavilion for Mount Helena is gaining traction throughout the community as locals garner support from federal and state political members for the project. Hills Billy Carts committee members John Bell and Yvonne ...

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Lesmurdie-Mazenod return to winners list

Lesmurdie-Mazenod’s 1st grade side returned to the winner’s list last weekend with a comprehensive victory over Ellenbrook Rangers. Batting first LMCC’s innings of 6/191 was set up well by Trent Pottinger (70) and Dave Kelly (58). After being 1/53 in ...

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Paige lands US softball scholarship

Paige heads to the US.

By Morgan de Smidt  MIDLAND girl and sporting extraordinaire Paige Smith recently scored herself a softball scholarship in the United States. The two-time Midland and Perth NAIDOC sportsperson of the year kicked off her studies at McCook College in Nebraska ...

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Hills COVID scare

COVID scare in the Hills 2022

By Morgan de Smidt  A COVID positive patient put a High Wycombe doctor’s surgery on red alert last week and sent one staff member into quarantine. Staff at Stirk Medical on Edney Road were treated as casual contacts after the ...

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