School Board for Bindoon Primary School

As a newly minted Independent Public School, an inaugural School Board was been established at Bindoon Primary School. It is heartening to see the high level of accomplishment of each member of the School Board. The School Board has nine members who represent parents, community and staff. Eight parents nominated to be on the School […]

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Muchea player in victorious Aussie team Christie Martin

Christie Martin of South Midlands Polocrosse club (based in Muchea) was one of only 2 West Australian Intermediate Polocrosse players to be selected in an Australian Squad to compete in 2 tournaments in New Zealand on 24 and 25 January and 31 January and 1 February 2015. In results just received, we are thrilled to […]

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Locals shine at ABCRA National Rodeo Finals

Several local riders were in the limelight at the recent ABCRA National Rodeo finals held in Tamworth. Local Gingin Bull Rider Wade McCarthy secured a championship title. He came in to the competition with fellow competitor Carl Green hot on his heels. Following a first round no score, Wade came out strong in rounds 2 […]

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Muchea heads in a new direction

The board of WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has appointed a new chief executive officer this month in line with their decision to change the direction of Muchea Livestock Center. Chairman David Locke expressed his concern about failing operations at the centre last October, and since Renata Paliskis tendered her resignation in November 2014, the […]

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Kinetic dreaming is coming to Mooliabeenie!

Kinetic Dreaming Festival for art, music and lifestyle grew out of creator Simon Peterffy’s experiences at Rainbow Serpent and other “Eco-festivals” that have been springing up along the east coast of Australia over the past few years. Simon is a well known environmental activist. Fronting an organisation called Forest Rescue, he has been instrumental in […]

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New bus services for Chittering and Bindoon students

A resolution to bus service issues affecting students who attend La Salle College and Bullsbrook College from the Chittering area has been welcomed by Member for Moore Shane Love MLA. Parents were devastated to learn late in December that their children would not be eligible to travel from Bullsbrook to La Salle College via one […]

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International Women’s Day Lunch – Make It happen

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for this year’s international women’s day, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Rather than host a Northern Valleys News lunch this year we have decided to lend our support to others in the region who are hosting an event. Sometimes the best way to make things […]

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Farmgate figs

Biting into a ripe fresh fig is one of the great joys of the late summer – the dense jammy taste a rewarding product of long, hot January days. If you’re a fan of this fantastic fruit you’re in luck – they are in season this month in the Northern Valleys and several local orchardists […]

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Collins family cleans up on NYE

In what could only be described as a family affair, the Collins surname dominated results the New Years Eve Rodeo held at Mogumber. Mum Julie was chuffed to be crowned All Round Cowgirl after an impressive display in the breakaway roping and a fast time of 2.25 in the Steer Undecorating. She placed fourth in […]

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Action at Mogumber NYE

With an attendance of just over 2000 and a huge improvement on facilities the success of the second Mogumber New Year’s rodeo has cemented the event in the region’s annual calendar. Organiser Pauline Carr from Mogumber Outback Club was pleased with the evening, “The weather gods were looking after us! The day before the rodeo […]

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Locals go for national Sausage King

The team at Bindoon Fresh Meats has captured the hearts of locals in their pursuit of the National Sausage King title to be held in Adelaide in February. Craig, Rita and Rhys fly out on Friday 6th Feb. Judging is on Saturday with the winners announced at the awards dinner that evening. To help pay […]

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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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Life’s a peach

Both over 70 years old, orchardists John and Eve Morrissey offer a reminder of the joys and health benefits offered by a life lived on the land. Last year they generously donated trays of their peaches for the Gingin School charity auction. Luckily for me, what was intended as a worthy donation by NVNews resulted […]

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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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