Tamieka Preston Sweetcorn and beans grown on Gingin soil are gracing the shelves of supermarkets around the world thanks to the hard work and vision of the Trandos family, whose business success story is nothing short of inspirational. “To say we came from humble beginnings is an understatement,” laughs Jim Trandos, who now runs the […]
Vicki Portelli It all happened at Reid Oval, Forrestfield on Saturday morning. the heavens gave us blue sky and warm sun when the Grand Final kicked off at 12.10pm. Families had turned up in droves – parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles – creating a sea of blue and white in support of the chittering […]
By Tamieka Preston As visitors to West Coast Honey enter the sweetly-fragrant premises on Gingin Brook Road they are transported into the fascinatingly intricate world of the honeybee, an insect who holds a third of the world’s food production at the mercy of it’s tiny pollen-laden hands. Participants in the ‘Honeybee Experience’ held as part […]
Thursday 17– Sunday 20 September 2015 10am – 4pm Check out where to find wildflowers The Chittering community is gearing up to celebrate its 22nd Wildflower Festival with enthusiasm and energy. The four day festival is coordinated from the Chittering Visitor Centre with some new activities planned for 2015 to celebrate our beautiful West Australian […]
Gingin Shire youth will again be able to get a head start on their studies, with Gingin Community Bank® Branch and Lancelin branch of Bendigo Bank announcing the opening of their tertiary scholarship program for the third year. The scholarship, which opens in December, will support one local student with study costs in their first […]
The country sport of rodeo has become a focus for the tiny town of Mogumber in recent years – even for those who just like ‘horsing around’ rather than trying their luck on a bucking bronco. Not only does the Mogumber Tavern run a Bull Riding Series competition – but local volunteers from the Mogumber […]
The 11th edition of the Quit Targa West will again be bringing tarmac rally competitors to the Northern Valley area for the Shannons Leg Two on Saturday 15th August. The fast flowing stages through Marysville Downs and Bullsbrook are stated as some of the favourite amongst regular competitors, like Bruce Hawley who has been competing […]
An unassuming business situated north of Gingin is combining the very latest in scientific technology with one of nature’s most basic chemical processes to create products benefiting the environment in a number of ways. Drawing on waste products from local farms Garden Organics, a subsidiary of the Brunnings group, mixes and processes composts, manures and […]
What started out as a love of netball at 16 turned into 30-plus years of dedication and devotion to the Bindoon Netball Club. Last week Raelene Kay was recognised for her dedication and devotion to the club and was awarded the prestigious Life Membership by the club’s two existing Life Members, Dawn Kay and Sallie […]
Thirteen-year-old Jack Collins of Muchea is enjoying a stint as Australia’s number one Junior All Round Cowboy on the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA)’s leaderboard this month. Points are accumulated by rodeo competitors throughout the season to qualify for the Australian Nationals – held in Tamworth each January – Jack is currently leading […]
A passion for permaculture and the pursuit of a sustainable lifestyle has led Craig and Araluen Hagan to experiment with an aquaponics system which produces both fresh trout and leafy greens in their own backyard using a recycled intermediate bulk container (IBC). They recently held a workshop at their Chittering home showing people how they […]
Australia currently has in place 9 free trade agreements with more currently under negotiation. Free trade agreements help exporters to be more competitive in a global economy by allowing for a reduction in tariffs (import duties) on goods that we export to certain countries (amongst other benefits) – at its most basic, if a tariff […]
Over 65 competitors have entered this year’s Quit Targa West event, including seven-time Bathurst winner Jim Richards. The 34 stages will take competitors to Wanneroo, Malaga, Whiteman Park, Kalamunda, Toodyay, Lower Chittering, Bullsbrook and Perth City where they will complete almost 250 competitive kilometres in four days.
Over 30 guests attended the launch of the Northern Valleys Agribusiness, a subcommittee of the Chittering Chamber of Commerce. Guests enjoyed a valuable chance to network with others interested in regional agribusiness over a complimentary glass of Bindoon Estate wine, while enjoying Gingin CU@Park’s hospitality. Hon Shane Love MLA, provided congratulations and encouraging words for […]
Bullsbrook resident Murray Manning is intent on completing the restoration of a 1945 BSA motorbike he inherited from his father. Since being diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, the completion of this life-long dream has become urgent and Murray has gratefully recieved over $10,000 in donations so far to help him realise the project. Murray’s father, […]
After many months on the drawing board, the much-heralded Gingin Science Festival will be launched in August. The brainchild of Winthrop Professor David Blair of the University of WA, the Festival could well usher in a new age of scientific appreciation in the Shire of Gingin. The inaugural Festival will be opened officially by Her […]
As WA celebrates the launch of the citrus season I welcomed the opportunity to spend time with local producers, Clem and his wife Jan Densley of Glorivale Orchards. Together they live on a beautiful 40-acre property in Bindoon adjoining Lake Chittering. Their orchard is a wonderful example of the smallscale lifestyle farming that many still […]
Richard and Christina Joyce didn’t let the British weather deter them from attending the recent Gingin Car Day with their 1998 Rolls-Royce. Richard shared, “We always come and will never miss it. Regardless of whether it is a wet day or not you have to support these things otherwise there might be a day when […]
On Friday 22nd May 2015 members of the Chittering Bindoon CWA Branch held their 70th Birthday celebrations at the Bindoon Hall. The function was attended by the CWA State President Mrs Sara Kenny ; CWA International Co-ordinator, Mrs Carolyn Clairs; the Hon. Christian Porter, Federal Minister for Pearce; Cr Robert Hawes, Chittering Shire President; CWA […]
The Benedictine town of New Norcia is celebrating a bumper olive harvest this year largely thanks to the work of a group of former St Ildephonsus College students who volunteered to resurrect the ageing olive grove 12 years ago. In keeping with his Spanish heritage, Dom Rosendo Salvado planted around 3000 olive trees when he […]
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