Gingin’s Jim Gordon VC Trail Reopened

            The Shire of Gingin is pleased to announce that repair works to the Jim Gordon VC Trail have been completed and the boardwalk has reopened for public use. Approximately 130m2 of the historic timber boardwalk was destroyed by fire last year and has been reinstated using a combination of […]

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Gingin Iluka Aquatic centre upgrade

  More than $350k for sport and recreation facilities in Moore Member for Moore Shane Love MLA welcomed today’s announcement by Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies that three sporting clubs in the electorate would receive a combined $352,107 for facility upgrades. The projects are among 22 in regional WA and 38 across the State […]

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Blues festival coming to Bogart

The town of Bolgart in the Victoria Plains Shire is set to come alive during the second weekend this coming October with the inaugural West Oz Blues Fest with early bird tickets on sale now. The town will be abuzz with the atmosphere created by the exciting performances by WA, Australian and International artist line […]

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Angus Bull sold for $10,500 at Gingin Sale

The 27th annual Gingin sale on the 5th March was a day of celebration and optimism. A record number of people attended the show and as Midlands Cattle Breeders’ Association president Tony Sudlow said it was a good time to be in cattle. Average price records were higher than previous years, with a top price […]

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Paddock to plate – Courtney keeps it local

Courtney Fewster is the manager of Gingin Premium Meats, the new local butcher in Gingin. You might see her dad Wayne in the background but the real driving force behind this new venture is Courtney. She is assisted by the talented butchers Dick and Phil, who do the boning work behind the scenes. David (Fitzy) […]

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Dirt, and lots of it

If you ask popular parenting educator Maggie Dent the secret to raising strong, happy, successful children – her answer is surprisingly simple and accessible; dirt, and lots of it. A former teacher and now leading consultant and speaker on the topic of building resiliance in children, Maggie recently inspired many locals at her talks held […]

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Beef innovation day – inspiring a better future

The informative Gingin Beef Innovation Day was packed with cattle showing, high quality speakers and finished with a sundowner of prime beef steak burgers courtesy of Harvey Beef – a winning combination! The event attracted the ‘who’s who’ of beef with 150 producers and industry representatives registered to be a part of this significant day. […]

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Tessa selected to compete in the USA

Tessa Forbes from Bullsbrook is going to use a passport for the very first time. She is off to America later this year to compete in the International Mounted Games Australian Pony Club Team. This event is being held from 12 to 26 July at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Each year only […]

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School Board for Bindoon Primary School

As a newly minted Independent Public School, an inaugural School Board was been established at Bindoon Primary School. It is heartening to see the high level of accomplishment of each member of the School Board. The School Board has nine members who represent parents, community and staff. Eight parents nominated to be on the School […]

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Sweet Rewards

Nothing could have possibly prepared Anthony and Lee-Anne Yewers for the massive influx of customers chasing their locally grown berries after the Australia-wide recall of certain imported frozen berries due to suspected Hepatitis A contamination. Even though they were expecting to increase business after launching a new purpose-built farm-gate shop and cafe at Berry Sweet, […]

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Muchea player in victorious Aussie team Christie Martin

Christie Martin of South Midlands Polocrosse club (based in Muchea) was one of only 2 West Australian Intermediate Polocrosse players to be selected in an Australian Squad to compete in 2 tournaments in New Zealand on 24 and 25 January and 31 January and 1 February 2015. In results just received, we are thrilled to […]

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Locals shine at ABCRA National Rodeo Finals

Several local riders were in the limelight at the recent ABCRA National Rodeo finals held in Tamworth. Local Gingin Bull Rider Wade McCarthy secured a championship title. He came in to the competition with fellow competitor Carl Green hot on his heels. Following a first round no score, Wade came out strong in rounds 2 […]

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Muchea heads in a new direction

The board of WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has appointed a new chief executive officer this month in line with their decision to change the direction of Muchea Livestock Center. Chairman David Locke expressed his concern about failing operations at the centre last October, and since Renata Paliskis tendered her resignation in November 2014, the […]

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Kinetic dreaming is coming to Mooliabeenie!

Kinetic Dreaming Festival for art, music and lifestyle grew out of creator Simon Peterffy’s experiences at Rainbow Serpent and other “Eco-festivals” that have been springing up along the east coast of Australia over the past few years. Simon is a well known environmental activist. Fronting an organisation called Forest Rescue, he has been instrumental in […]

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New bus services for Chittering and Bindoon students

A resolution to bus service issues affecting students who attend La Salle College and Bullsbrook College from the Chittering area has been welcomed by Member for Moore Shane Love MLA. Parents were devastated to learn late in December that their children would not be eligible to travel from Bullsbrook to La Salle College via one […]

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International Women’s Day Lunch – Make It happen

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for this year’s international women’s day, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Rather than host a Northern Valleys News lunch this year we have decided to lend our support to others in the region who are hosting an event. Sometimes the best way to make things […]

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Farmgate figs

Biting into a ripe fresh fig is one of the great joys of the late summer – the dense jammy taste a rewarding product of long, hot January days. If you’re a fan of this fantastic fruit you’re in luck – they are in season this month in the Northern Valleys and several local orchardists […]

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Collins family cleans up on NYE

In what could only be described as a family affair, the Collins surname dominated results the New Years Eve Rodeo held at Mogumber. Mum Julie was chuffed to be crowned All Round Cowgirl after an impressive display in the breakaway roping and a fast time of 2.25 in the Steer Undecorating. She placed fourth in […]

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Action at Mogumber NYE

With an attendance of just over 2000 and a huge improvement on facilities the success of the second Mogumber New Year’s rodeo has cemented the event in the region’s annual calendar. Organiser Pauline Carr from Mogumber Outback Club was pleased with the evening, “The weather gods were looking after us! The day before the rodeo […]

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Locals go for national Sausage King

The team at Bindoon Fresh Meats has captured the hearts of locals in their pursuit of the National Sausage King title to be held in Adelaide in February. Craig, Rita and Rhys fly out on Friday 6th Feb. Judging is on Saturday with the winners announced at the awards dinner that evening. To help pay […]

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