• Bonny Dunlop-Heague and Adrian Botha ( former student of Bullsbrook College) from Chittering Landcare with Bullsbrook College students in the school’s 
bushland area.

    Kids and community working together in Bullsbrook

    In April 2016 the Bullsbrook Landcare Group (officially known as North Swan Land Conservation District Committee) developed a Bush Management ...

Chocolate and Orange Gateau (Gateau a l ‘orange chocolat )

Chocolate and Orange Gateau

Cake Ingredients: 270 g plain flour 70 g cocoa powder 210 g white sugar 120 g dark brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 250 mls butter milk 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup light oil 250 mls hot water Method: Grease and prepare your tins. For […]

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Joley Holiday from Stem Pilates

Good health stems from great posture

Moora mother-of-three Joley Holliday started her business Stem Pilates in November last year as an off-shoot from her husband Marcus’s physiotherapy practice Walkabout Physiotherapy. After 2 years in business, Walkabout Physio. was inundated, and with over 2,000 clients Marcus felt they would never be able to meet the high demand. Choosing to focus on the […]

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Things get muddy in Bindoon at Wear Ya Wellies!

Wear Ya Wellies in Bindoon

Maggie Dent would be proud! The Shire of Chittering’s annual, free “welcome to winter”, family fun day was filled with muddy, silly, childish fun. Dirt and water played the biggest part and the only screens in sight were held by the entralled parents filming the spectacle of their happy kids frollicking in the mud maze. […]

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Positive schools conference ‘17

Nahrel Dallywater The Positive Schools Conference is about building happy, healthy and flourishing school communities and focusses on the mental health and wellbeing of both teachers and students. Educators from around the State gathered in Fremantle last week to learn and share stories on topics such as nurturing creativity, the importance of honesty, practical mindfulness, […]

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Gingin DHS goes the distance

Gingin District High School showed their stamina at the annual interschool cross country competition at Gingin Golf Course on Friday May 26, with Gingin students winning all categories in the Years 7-10 heats and being the overall points winners of the day. Gingin District High School also hosted the event which brings together the top […]

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Sophie Miller (8) on ‘Wishes’ competing in the 12 and Under 55cm Showjumping
which she won. Sophie took out the overall high point rider 10 and Under.

South Midlands Pony Club Gymkhana

South Midlands Pony Club hosted their annual gymkhana on Sunday 23 April 2017. Over 70 competitors, mainly from within the local zone, competed in dressage, show jumping, novelties and games. Riders varied from the very young leadline level through to the older adult. South Midlands Pony Club runs a gymkhana that is predominately aimed at […]

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Tim Winton and Nahrel Dallywater.
Photo by Rohit Holt

Caring for our youth

Many of our schools in the Northern Valleys participated in the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The day is about everyone being welcome at school, feeling safe and having a sense of belonging. Sadly, some still consider bullying is just part of schooling and growing up. Early intervention are words we often […]

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Speakers Declan, Fiona, Adam and Eddy with Rachel from MCC

Workshop highlights concerns over native clearing

Driving through avenues of towering Salmon Gum and Wandoo is a well-loved sight of the Wheatbelt – but for how much longer? Questions and comments about roadside clearing were high on the list of concerns asked by the audience at the Native Vegetation Clearing Laws workshop held 6 April in Moora and organised by the […]

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1st in the commercial heifers Eileen Croot and Amy Devantier (Koorian).

Gingin beef breeds on show at annual Heifer Competition

A large crowd followed a closely fought Gingin Heifer Competition this year. The competition held on 20 April, featured 104 heifers from 15 of the best breeders in the greater Gingin area. The day began early with the first pen being judged at 7.30am and the crowd traveling in convoy from farm to farm throughout […]

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Patrick Mudd after his first solo flight

New blood at historic airfield

On Sunday 23 April Patrick Mudd became the youngest pilot in Australia when he completed his first solo at Bindoon airfield at the age of fifteen years and 9 hours. As fifteen is the earliest a student pilot can solo in Australia he was lucky enough to be a member of an exclusive club when […]

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