Wooly warriors

It is becoming a widely popular practice for farmers in Australia to introduce alpacas into their flocks or herds, but not for company, although alpacas are gregarious creatures. Alpacas have a peculiar protective instinct, and once one is ‘familiar’ with a flock or herd, they become a kicking, spitting guardian angel. Yes, spitting. Spitting is […]

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Quit Targa West returns to Maryville Downs

Targa West approached the shire in January 2014 to seek ‘in principle approval from Council’, subject to a survey showing strong support for the event in order to submit an application for the rally event and road closures in Muchea and Maryville Downs. This was after Council resolved to withdraw their involvement back in 2009. […]

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New Boss at Image Resources

Mr Collis Thorp has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer of Image Resources, located just north of Gingin (referred to as North Perth Basin). The mine has tenements for very valuable heavy minerals, and includes some of the most valuable and accessible deposits of Zircon in the world due to its high grade, […]

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22 June – Take a walk with your wellies on

If you are looking for something different to do, pop on your wellies and head to Bindoon on Sunday 22 June! Park your car at Edmonds Place Reserve so you can browse the Chittering Farmers Market.  Our monthly community market offers local hand-made arts ‘n’ crafts, home-grown plants, fruit ‘n’ vegetables, home-cooked goodies plus bric-a-brac […]

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Footy Fun to Aid Burns Victim Sunday 15th June

The Gingin Football Club has organised a fun charity match between the Gingin Eagles and Rockingham Rams masters’ teams on Sunday 15th June to help raise funds for a young man recovering from a tragic assault. Twenty year old Michael Gunton was minding his own business one night in January when he was attacked by […]

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Crownie takes the plunge at Moora

Local rider Pip Oversby was thrilled to take out the 1st place in the CNC* at Moora Horse Trials over the Mother’s Day weekend in May. It’s the second win she’s had this season on her eight year old gelding, Brooklands Brew, who is known affectionately as Crowny. The win marks the pair’s mastery over […]

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Peter’s Bentley

A stand out in the sea of cars at this year’s Gingin British Car Day was a very handsome black Bentley which has a famous history and quite a story. I was very fortunate to be able to spend time on the day with Peter Briggs the owner of the Bentley. Peter is a Perth […]

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Hulk proves his strength in the show ring

A young Gingin Speckled Park bull is the first WA born example of the Speckled Park breed to be awarded Overall Grand Champion two years running at the Harvey Agricultural Show, plus win best Speckled Park exhibit at the Perth Royal show in between. Just rising two, it’s clear Gingin Hulk has a successful career […]

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Specialised filter for Bindoon’s water treatment plant

On the 16th of May, Water Corporation met with Member for Moore Shane Love MLA, Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge MLC and Shire of Chittering CEO Gary Tuffin at the Bindoon Water Treatment Plant to provide an update on the town’s water supplies. Bindoon water supplies are managed by the Water Corporation and […]

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Bindoon’s Biggest Morning Tea warms hearts and tummies

by Carmel Ross If the volume of the conversations happening in a room is an indication of how much enthusiasm there is for an occasion and a cause, then the Bindoon Cancer Support Group’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 26th was a great success. The first impression gained on arrival was that a good time […]

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