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    Cattle Club at the Show

    The Catholic Agricultural college Bindoon Cattle Club Show Team spent two weeks prior to the Perth Royal Show tirelessly preparing ...

Bindoon Show Rodeo

The Bindoon and Districts Agricultural Society are hosting their fourth Bindoon Show rodeo to conclude the day of fun at the Bindoon Show. There will be three hours of action-packed entertainment showcasing the skills of cowboys and cowgirls from across the country. The open events include Bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback horse riding and […]

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Investing in a farming future

This time of year, a drive north through the Northern Valleys region reveals one the most stunning sights on the farming calendar – a swelling sea of vibrant yellow canola as far as the eye can focus. Whilst tourists could be forgiven for thinking the sight is for their benefit, canola is one of the […]

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2016 Wheatbelt Business Excellence

The peak business association for the Wheatbelt, the Wheatbelt Business Network announced winners of its Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards at two award evenings in Kellerberrin and Moora recently. The WBN hosted over 170 guests at the two award evenings to acknowledge 33 finalists, which were determined after two rounds of judging. “Small businesses are the […]

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Get ready for the Gravel Grinder

On Saturday 15 October, the Moora – Watheroo Gravel Grinder event is set to take place through the stunning Moora-Watheroo landscape! This is a one day Grand Fondo style cycling event aimed at cyclists of all fitness levels – from junior riders to the over 50’s, from the novice rider to the keen enthusiast. Anyone […]

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The spice of life

Heather Salter’s dream of owning a bed and breakfast came to fruition five years ago when she purchased a pretty storybook cottage set amongst established fruit trees and flanked by natural bush in in the picturesque Chittering Valley. Juggling the operation of Treetops Guesthouse with her city job as a nurse at Princess Margaret Children’s […]

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Is this the end of (country) life as we know it?

Residents in the picturesquely undulating hills of Chittering are reeling at the prospect of losing their homes, business, heritage sites and peaceful country lifestyle after Main Roads WA has proposed potential new road corridors to be investigated as part of the Great Northern Hwy upgrade/Bindoon Bypass. Three options have been suggested as possible routes for […]

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Painting the town orange

It’s impossible to imagine how self-confessed chronic volunteer, twenty-nine-year old Elizabeth (Liz) Brennan squeezes in her smorgasbord of voluntary commitments alongside her ‘real’ jobs as marketing officer at family business, Moora Citrus, and her role coordinating an agricultural research program in Papua New Guinea. The fact that she does it with such aplomb has recently […]

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US rancher shares his story of a fracking nightmare

Jane Hammond More than 100 people attended public meetings in Moora and Dandaragan on April 22 to hear the first-hand account of US rancher John Fenton’s life in a fracked gasfield. Mr Fenton told the meetings how his hair and eyebrows had fallen out after exposure to air pollutants from a blowout on one of […]

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Moora Horse Trials 2016

Over the weekend of 30 April and 1 May Moora hosted the Moora Toyota Horse Trials, drawing 292 horses and over 500 riders and spectators to town. The Moora region was represented by 12 junior and senior riders; some riders attending their first ever One Day Event and others achieving personal best results. With a […]

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Country Mauy Thai beating the best

Bullsbrook-based Muay Thai trainer Brian Kingwell is proud as punch to be recently named Trainer of the Year in WA, but he’s even prouder of the fantastic results of his students in recent months. After moving to Bullsbrook 17 years ago, Brian, who lived and trained in Thailand before competing on the Australian circuit, gave […]

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