Hold on to hope, dare to dream and when all else fails, go barrel racing!

The Hopes ‘n Dreams Pink Lady Barrel Classic will be held at the Gingin Campdraft Arena on the 26 March 2017. So far 17 ‘over 40’ riders have registered and qualified to ride – each having raised well in excess of $250 each for Breast Cancer Network Australia. “These riders are putting everything into fundraising […]

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Bullsbrook Community Centre named after beloved local resident

The City of Swan has named its newest community centre after one of its longest serving residents. The Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre was officially named on 17 February at a small ceremony attended by four generations of Mrs Warren’s family and her friends. City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said Mrs Warren had spent […]

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Hunta crowned Champion All Round Junior Cowgirl

Fourteen-year-old Hunta Gallacher of Bullsbrook has been crowned Australian Champion Junior All Round Cowgirl at the recent ABCRA National Championships held in Tamworth on the last weekend in January. Hunta has spent the past year in the eastern states training and competing to achieve her goal, based at the stables of champion barrel racer Bianca […]

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2040 Farming – The Next Generation

Farmers from across the Wheatbelt and further afield are invited to Moora on Thursday 23 February for a day-long seminar on the future of farming in WA. Hosted and arranged by Bankwest, 2040 Farming – The Next Generation, is a chance to hear from a range of speakers about how farming is changing throughout WA. […]

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How on earth do you milk a camel?

Spending a year traversing five Australian deserts on camel-back clearly taught ‘camel whisperer’ Stephen Geppert a few things about handling these majestic dromedaries – but it wasn’t until he became a part of Australia’s newest commercial camel dairy that he became an expert at milking them. In a dusty Dandaragan paddock, he’s bringing his last […]

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Hunta crowned Champion All Round Junior Cowgirl

Fourteen-year-old Hunta Gallacher of Bullsbrook has been crowned Australian Champion Junior All Round Cowgirl at the recent ABCRA National Championships held in Tamworth on the last weekend in January. Hunta has spent the past year in the eastern states training and competing to achieve her goal, based at the stables of champion barrel racer Bianca […]

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How on earth do you milk a camel?

Spending a year traversing five Australian deserts on camel-back clearly taught ‘camel whisperer’ Stephen Geppert a few things about handling these majestic dromedaries – but it wasn’t until he became a part of Australia’s newest commercial camel dairy that he became an expert at milking them. In a dusty Dandaragan paddock, he’s bringing his last […]

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Wrestler’s best win yet

Story and photos Nahrel Dallywater The release of white doves marked the marriage of local Danielle McDonald to celebrity WWE NXT Wrestler Michael “Mikey” Nicholls. Family and friends gathered at a magical garden ceremony held at the family home in Muchea under a stormy summer sky to celebrate a love and partnership that has withstood […]

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Summer on a stick

Entrepreneurial mother-of-three Deanne Joubert has embarked on a new business venture inspired by a quest to provide healthy treats for her kids. Disillusioned by the high sugar content and additives in commercially available snacks, Deanne, a qualified school teacher, began experimenting with handcrafted popsicles made from pure fruit juices and pulverised whole fruits several years […]

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Hat’s off to Wade McCarthy

It’s official! Former Australian champion bullrider, Wade McCarthy will retire from rough-riding after the National Championships in Tamworth this January. Wade rode his last bullride in the west at the Mogumber New Year’s Eve rodeo taking out first place in the bullride and steer ride in typically good form. Wade’s career in (out?) of the […]

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