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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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Gidgegannup showstopper

ROYAL Show 2021 Governor’s Cup winner Trevor Blight’s big moment was almost interrupted by the birth of a baby goat. Mr Blight and mother Shirley Blight were awarded the show’s top prize just moments after Mr Blight delivered a kid. ...

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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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Bushfire clean-up nearly done

SIX months after a devastating Wooroloo bushfire wiped out 86 properties back in February this year, the clean-up program is now almost complete. Overseen by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, in collaboration with the City of Swan, the ...

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Rethink EastLink

By Claire Ottaviano ONLY six-months on from a bushfire which changed the lives of many in the rural communities of Gidgegannup and Wooroloo, residents say they are facing the next threat to their livelihoods, the progression of EastLink WA. This ...

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