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Fighting the good fight

Melissa Sheil KALAMUNDA Property Manager Justine Valender is tackling domestic violence hands on and with her best foot forward. In organising an amateur kickboxing fight with 20 per cent of ticket proceeds donated to women’s domestic violence prevention charity White ...

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Mural to remember

Bellevue Hotel Anzac Mural

Claire Ottaviano PASSERSBY of the Bellevue Hotel stopped and watched in wonder this week as scenes from the district’s wartime history came to life before them. Built in 1905 as the East Midland Hotel, the recently renovated building is remembered ...

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Remembering all that was lost

Remembrance Day

Melissa Sheil AIR Force pilot Captain Ron Magrath reflected on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and the toll it had on those left behind at Kalamunda’s Remembrance Day service this week. Commemorating what was lost was the crux of ...

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The Xrossing makes Swan View the star

A MIXTURE of “stubbornness, tenacity and stupidity” has seen a movie shot and produced in Swan View take home a raft of international film awards. The Xrossing, written and directed by Swan View’s Steven Mihaljevic,  had its world premiere at ...

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Zig Zag closure extended to next year

By Melissa Sheil CITY of Kalamunda council voted to extend the temporary vehicle closure of Zig Zag Scenic Drive to May 31, 2021 at their Ordinary Council Meeting on October 27. The popular tourism destination has become a hotspot for ...

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New era for tourism begins in the Perth Hills

Mundaring Weir tourism

By Claire Ottaviano THE Experience Perth Hills’ tourism marketing brand has been reborn to integrate the wider Perth Hills area for a cooperative approach to tourism promotion in the region. The official launch of the Perth Hills’ Tourism Alliance’s (PHTA) ...

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Mourners call for change at Midland cemetery

By Claire Ottaviano THE Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (MCB) has apologised for removing artificial turf around graves from Midland Cemetery without prior notice, causing distress to visiting families. Mourners were outraged on Monday after finding bench seats and artificial grass had ...

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Wundowie Aboriginal housing plan slow to start

By Claire Ottaviano  CORONAVIRUS has considerably slowed but not stopped plans for a homeless and vulnerable housing development for Noongar people in Wundowie. The former El Cabello Blanco hotel and theme park turned Lifestyle Village, purchased by Aboriginal Housing Foundation ...

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Cultural and historical events to mark 125th

By Claire Ottaviano MIDLAND’S 125th birthday is being recognised and celebrated with two-days of talks, guided walks, historical displays and exhibitions next weekend. No one is more excited to celebrate the milestone than passionate local historian, Midland and Districts Historical ...

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