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Kicking the dust up

The town of Mogumber was fairly pumping at Mogumber Outback Club’s New Year’s Eve Rodeo as a huge crowd of just under 2300 people flocked to watch the action in the ring, kick up their heels in the dust and welcome the new year – country style. In the arena, local cowboys Justin Edwards and […]

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Keep calm and survive snakebite

Gingin poultry farmer Rob Kestel received a very unwelcome surprise on Christmas eve when he was bitten by a dugite, or brown snake, whilst collecting supplies from a storage unit. Wearing thongs, Rob visited the sea container at about 8pm and was unlucky enough to step on the very large adult snake. Rob was bitten […]

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Empire Oil and Gas New Sponsor of Gingin Aquatic Centre

The Shire of Gingin is pleased to announce the Gingin Aquatic Centre has a new corporate sponsor. Empire Oil and Gas has partnered with the Shire as corporate sponsor of the aquatic centre for the next two years and, depending on their venture within the Shire, their sponsorship may continue into future years. Empire Oil […]

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Moora bed race: fun for fundraising

The annual Moora Bed race took place on Wednesday 16 December, with hundreds of people gathered in the main street to enjoy the crazy spectacle. 14 teams entered the race representing local schools, businesses and health services. The creatively decorated hospital beds raced against the clock as the community gathered for a pre-Christmas catch up. […]

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Home-grown hams

For most of us, a delicious glazed ham will be the centerpiece of our Christmas table – but where does our ham hail from? It’s certainly the season to find out. Lynley Valley Pork is Western Australian’s largest pork grower, operating five pig farms across the state including two in the Northern Valleys area – […]

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From Gingin to Dubai

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 […]

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Chittering Junior Football Club wins their first Premiership

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 […]

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The business of the honeybee

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 […]

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Gingin's Jesse Reynolds

Beating the clock

It seems all the stars are aligning for 21-year-old Jessie Reynolds this month – after returning from the 2015 Gascoyne Junction Races and Gymkhana $3,000 richer. At the event, held over the weekend of 22-23 August, the apprentice hairdresser also received an industry award. The thirteen-hour drive to Landor, in the Gascoyne region proved to […]

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Chittering Wildflower Festival 2015

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 […]

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Bank helps students to achieve dreams

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 […]

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WILDFLOWERS BINDOON NORTHERN VALLEYS

Spring in full swing

The spontaneous eruption of new hybrid plants amongst her wildflower plantings is what delights Nina Foulkes-Taylor most about the cut wildflower business she runs from the Bindoon property she shares with her husband Anton. Formerly sheep producers, Nina and Anton established Plantation Wildflowers in 1980 when wool ‘fell in a hole’. “We looked at the […]

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MOC aims to put Mogumber on the map!

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 […]

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Quit Targa West Chittering bound

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 […]

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The science of compost

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 […]

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Congratulations Raylene!

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 […]

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Jack’s riding high at No.1

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 […]

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Designed to grow workshop

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 […]

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Navigating the Free Trade Agreements

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 […]

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Targa West Come Alive – Sat 15 August 2015

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.      

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