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High-tech school funding boost

A SLEW of public primary schools in the east metropolitan region are set to benefit from thousands of new tablets, laptops, desktop computers and accessories. Last week Education Minister Peter Collier announced 572 schools would receive funding to purchase new ...

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Bulk green waste rumble

A RESIDENTS’ association is calling on the Shire of Mundaring to move its bulk verge collection to later in the year arguing the earlier collection date is thwarting efforts to prepare for the fire season. Darlington Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association ...

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Black Saturday fears over utility sale

MORE than 200 people met at the Mundaring Town Hall last week to discuss the proposed privatisation of Western Power. Australian Services Union branch secretary Wayne Wood said there was overwhelming opposition to the sale of Western Power at the ...

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Toodyay fibre bombing

YARN bombing artists have been turning the main street of Toodyay into a sensory feast of woolly creations, much to the delight of the thousands of visitors attending the Toodyay Fibre Festival at the weekend. Organiser Delveen Wakefield said the ...

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Learning club winter appeal

THROUGH the Smith Family’s Middle Swan Learning Club young students are receiving a life-changing academic boost. Eight-year-old Maggie and nine-year-old Riley said the club helped them with their homework and made things easier in the classroom. “I like that every ...

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NBN tower invasion

WHILE Herne Hill and Pickering Brook residents rally against plans to build NBN towers next to their homes, investigations by Echo News has discovered more than 20 towers will be rolled out across a host of suburbs in the region. ...

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Candidate issues social media warning

THE WA Liberal candidate for the seat of Midland is warning all young people to be responsible and vigilant with social media after racist and abusive Facebook posts he wrote eight years ago resurfaced. Daniel Parasiliti, a City of Swan ...

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Concerns over Optus tower site

CONCERNED community members gathered at Gooseberry Hill Primary School last week to voice their disapproval over plans by Optus to build a 40m high mobile phone tower near the school. The Shire of Kalamunda received a new development proposal to ...

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Wattle Grove to stay in Kalamunda shire

THE Local Government Advisory Board has rejected a proposal to move part of Wattle Grove from the Shire of Kalamunda to the City of Gosnells. A group of Wattle Grove electors submitted the proposal to amend the district boundary in ...

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Bobtails in good hands to beat flu

DOZENS of bobtails are being treated for the flu at Kanyana Wildlife Hospital in Lesmurdie. They are amongst more than 100 bobtails being treated at Kanyana after volunteers were asked by the Department of Parks and Wildlife to collect the ...

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