Porter promoted

Our local federal representative Christian Porter MP is flying high after being promoted parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Tony Abbott in December. So what does a parliamentary secretary do? According to Wikipedia, “The role of parliamentary secretaries has varied under different prime ministers. Originally, the post was used as a training ground for future ministers. […]

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Parent concern surrounds La Salle bus

Issues surrounding availability of seating on the public school bus transporting students between Bullsbrook and La Salle College, Middle Swan are being investigated by Member for Moore Shane Love MLA. Mr Love said a number of parents had contacted his electoral office prior to Christmas, following advice from School Bus Services that there was no […]

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Gingin DHS to receive funds for chaplain

Gingin District High School has been granted funds to help the school access a chaplain this year. The school will receive $20,000 after the State Government stepped in to top up funding for chaplaincy services, following a cut in Federal funding for the new National Chaplaincy Program. Member for Moore Shane Love MLA welcomed the […]

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Metal art donation decorates Gingin library

The Shire of Gingin library has been made that extra bit special with the addition of a stunning work of art. Local artist Crystal Pascoe, who specialises in metal art, donated a beautiful rustic scene of Gingin town’s iconic water wheel to the Shire of Gingin which is now on display at reception of the […]

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Mother Nature’s fury

Summer has arrived – a bittersweet time. The glorious long days and warm nights don’t come cheap. As we have already seen fires and mini tornados have wrecked havoc across the valleys. Unfortunately the great price of being connected to the land is the closeness and impact of mother nature. The often-terrifying close encounters with […]

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Living the good life

The bright green rows of vegetables bursting from the ground in Michelle and Mario Trovato’s veggie paddock are a picture of health and vitality. Amidst the leafy sea a glimpse of black earth below is the clue to the success of this certified organic farm which produces up 4-5 ton of vegetables per week as […]

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New Year Mogumber Rodeo

The tiny town of Mogumber will be abuzz this December 31st as the second annual Mogumber Outback Club New Years Eve Rodeo takes place. Just under 2000 people attended the event last year, traveling from far and wide to see all the action of the face-paced sport. Event Manager Pauline Carr said last year’s inaugural […]

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Regional Grant Scheme open until December 11

Community groups and not for profit organisations are being encouraged to apply for funds under the Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Fund which opened in November. Member for Moore Shane Love MLA said the Wheatbelt Development Commission would have available $1.1 million under the Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme and a further $370,000 through the […]

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NBN Coming to Bindoon

NBN coming to Bindoon – 11th November

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GNH Upgrade Stage 2

Mark in your diary – stage 2 upgrade Great Northern Highway

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Brook hunt club cleans up at Kulin

Members of the Bindoon-based Brook hunt club dominated the podium at the Kulin bush races held over the weekend of October 4 and 5. The country race meet has become a highlight for hunt club members who relish the opportunity to try their horses on the track in the amateur competition. 2014 marked the 20 […]

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A WA first in chaff packaging

Jamie Turner and his wife Dale have set up a new feed business just north of Bindoon. Called Australian Premium Feeds, this is no small venture in any shape or form. To start with the shed is 22m x 54mtre long and took over 6 months to build – a huge recycling project. You might […]

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Muchea poised to go live, online

Australia Video Auctions Service (AVA) is poised to start a three month test period allowing buyers and sellers to access Muchea sheep and cattle sale yards online if they cannot attend in person. AVA principle and manager Geoff Twine developed the unique live and pre-recorded stock-in-pens photo and video network for internet over 18 months […]

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Sausage King Sizzle

Craig and Rita Herbert, the new owners of Bindoon Fresh Meats, have become the talk of the town after winning the Open/Gourmet section in the WA Sausage King competition with their patriotically coined ‘Bindoon Banger’. Originally cooked-up by apprentice Rhys Gaskell, the Bindoon Fresh Meats team fine-tuned the recipe of the oversized banger, a sizzling […]

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Showtime! Bindoon Show 18th Oct

Entry to the show is by a gold coin donation. Gates open at 10am. The information tent will be located at the beginning of the oval opposite the Bindoon & District Agricultural Society Office – drop in and pick up a programme for the day. This year’s show once again offers something for everybody – […]

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NorthLink WA Update

Many readers will be aware that project development is underway for NorthLink WA – a new 37km link from the intersection of the Reid and Tonkin Highways to Muchea, with associated grade separations of the Tonkin Highway at Benara Road, Morley Drive and Collier Road. This project is of major significance to our local communities, […]

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Queensland petroleum industry with Gingin group

The Chairman of Queensland’s Gasfields Commission, John Cotter was in Gingin on September 15 and met with members of the Gingin Water Group and Member for Moore Shane Love MLA to discuss issues surrounding land access and negotiations with petroleum companies. Established last year by the Queensland government, the Gasfields Commission is an independent statutory […]

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Health and aged care on the table

Member for Moore, Shane Love MLA recently hosted a visit by Senator Fiona Nash, Federal Assistant Health Minister to the Electorate of Moore, giving local government representatives from Toodyay, Chittering and Gingin the opportunity to share their concerns about health and aged care. Cr Barni Noron raised her concerns about the current method of providing […]

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An ideal mob

When Morawa farmer Ian Tubby ‘retired’ to Gingin in 2010, he invested his leisure time in the pursuit of developing an ideal cleanskin sheep. Along the way he also discovered a method of cooking lamb which is bound to tantalize local palates. A trip overseas with wife Betty back in the nineties convinced Ian that […]

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New chef at Stringybark brings success

Mary and Bruce Cussen of Stringybark have a lot to celebrate. The restaurant and winery has just won the trophy for best Dry Red Table wine at the 2014 Swan Valley Wine competition. The winning wine was their 2012 Cabernet Shiraz produced by Ryan Sudano (winemaker). Ryan is a highly celebrated winemaker having won the […]

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