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NAIDOC back with a bang

By Claire Ottaviano THE postponement of July NAIDOC week events  did not dampen the spirit, energy and enthusiasm of community members who came out to celebrate at the rescheduled City of Swan NAIDOC event on Tuesday. This year’s theme, Heal ...

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Dayton murderer unknown

By Claire Ottaviano FOUR days into the murder investigation of pregnant mother-of-three Janet Dweh, it is still unclear if any potential homicide charges will include the death of her unborn child. No charges have yet been laid for the tragic ...

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Photos take flight

By Melissa Sheil AT the tender age of 14, Parkerville resident Andrew Wallace has organised his first professional photographic exhibit, set to take place in Lesmurdie this weekend. On October 2 and 3, Andrew will display his photos of native ...

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Wooroloo bushfire clean-up finished

By Rebecca Peppiatt The clean-up of damaged properties in the Perth Hills has finished, eight months after a bushfire tore through the towns of Wooroloo and Gidgegannup. Eighty-six properties were lost in the February 1 disaster that was started by ...

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Footy fantasy come true

By Melissa Sheil TWO local footy fanatics lived out their AFL dreams last weekend, having been granted the opportunity to present medals to the premiership winning team at the Grand Final. Clarissa Griffiths from Ellenbrook and Mackenzie Davitt from Gidgegannup ...

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Lloyd Street Bridge concern

By Claire Ottaviano A NEWLY formed coalition of environmental and ratepayer groups is pushing for a redesign of the Lloyd Street Bridge for fear current plans would detrimentally impact the Helena River floodplain. The Lloyd Street extension, from Midland across ...

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Rally victory for Rullo

By Melissa Sheil THE 2021 Targa West four-day rally race concluded on Sunday, September 19, with a local taking out the top prize for the second time. Gooseberry Hill resident Peter Rullo won the coveted Competition Modern category with co-driver ...

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Chidlow gets its park

By Rebecca Peppiatt It’s the outcome everyone was hoping for, but no one saw coming; the tiny town of Chidlow securing local, State and Federal funding for a state-of-the-art skate park. Now the idea has come to fruition and work ...

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Astronomical namesake

By Melissa Sheil A MINOR planet now bears the name of one of Perth Observatory’s most celebrated astronomers. Minor Planet 1980 FF12 has officially been renamed 8138 Craigbowers, after Bickley resident and former astronomer Craig Bowers who worked at the ...

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