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    Will drones and farmbots replace the farmers footsteps?

    All eyes were on the sky as Ray Ewins from 3D Aerial imaging and photography WA launched a lightweight multirotor ...


Do you know a family in need this Christmas season?

The generous team at Slims Tyres Service (STS) Bridgestone Bullsbrook have set out to make Christmas a bit more special for one family in need this year by offering a free set of tyres for their family car to ensure they are safe on the road this Christmas holidays! Natasha Zeplin, office manager of STS […]

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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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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 the show cattle team. The team consisted this year of two heifers and four steers. The team is usually a lot larger with extra heifers, bulls and cow/calf, but due to unforeseen circumstances it was […]

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Rural Community Achiever

Volunteering and dedication to community development are qualities still thriving in the town of Moora – made evident this month when the statewide title of Rural Community Achiever was given to a Moora resident for the second year in a row. Desmond (Des) Seymour OAM, who farmed at Miling for most of his life, was […]

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Western Hay


It is ten years since Richard and Melissa Rose officially registered their Wannamal-based business, Western Hay. Since then their production has grown exponentially from a dusty tractor-driven chaff-cutter in the corner of Richards’ dad’s shed to a thriving business that processed over 5,000 tonnes of hay last financial year. “We’ll smash through that in a […]

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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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