Grass vs Grain

The question of whether grass or grain fed beef is better is a hotly contended issue, and all passionate cattle farmers will tell you their way is best. Perhaps it is. Different breeds have different feed requirements and different seasons determine the need for supplementary feeding. Most farmers respond to the requirements of their herd […]

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Gingin masters match success

The masters fund-raising game held at the recent Mortlock Gingin Eagles versus Calingiri Cougars match was a huge success. On a glorious sunny winter’s day crowds came to show their support for burns victim Michael Gunton – even GWN TV cameras were there taking news footage. The event raised $3,656 which added to previous fund-raising […]

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Health centre tender awarded

The news is all good as far as progress on the Bindoon multi-purpose health centre. The construction of the main road to the medical centre has commenced (near Ferguson House on Great Northern Highway). This will provide access during construction and will be sealed once the building is completed. The contractor for building works was […]

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Water grievance heard in Parliament

On Thursday 26th June, Hon Shane Love MLA presented a grievance to the Minister for Water at the WA Parliament. We are thankful to Hon Shane Love MLA and Hon Martin Aldridge MLC for shining the spotlight on the issue as well as the invitation to attend and observe the process. Shane’s grievance, related to […]

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Blueberry Bliss

Troy and Tracie Easter are anticipating hand-picking up to 50,000 punnets of blueberries this season from their fledgling farming enterprise Blueberry Bliss just south of Bindoon. The Easters planted the 8 hectares of blueberry bushes after a chance meeting with plant breeder Dave Mazzardis, who has developed blueberry plants suitable to grow here in the […]

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Wooly warriors

It is becoming a widely popular practice for farmers in Australia to introduce alpacas into their flocks or herds, but not for company, although alpacas are gregarious creatures. Alpacas have a peculiar protective instinct, and once one is ‘familiar’ with a flock or herd, they become a kicking, spitting guardian angel. Yes, spitting. Spitting is […]

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Quit Targa West returns to Maryville Downs

Targa West approached the shire in January 2014 to seek ‘in principle approval from Council’, subject to a survey showing strong support for the event in order to submit an application for the rally event and road closures in Muchea and Maryville Downs. This was after Council resolved to withdraw their involvement back in 2009. […]

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New Boss at Image Resources

Mr Collis Thorp has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer of Image Resources, located just north of Gingin (referred to as North Perth Basin). The mine has tenements for very valuable heavy minerals, and includes some of the most valuable and accessible deposits of Zircon in the world due to its high grade, […]

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22 June – Take a walk with your wellies on

If you are looking for something different to do, pop on your wellies and head to Bindoon on Sunday 22 June! Park your car at Edmonds Place Reserve so you can browse the Chittering Farmers Market.  Our monthly community market offers local hand-made arts ‘n’ crafts, home-grown plants, fruit ‘n’ vegetables, home-cooked goodies plus bric-a-brac […]

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Footy Fun to Aid Burns Victim Sunday 15th June

The Gingin Football Club has organised a fun charity match between the Gingin Eagles and Rockingham Rams masters’ teams on Sunday 15th June to help raise funds for a young man recovering from a tragic assault. Twenty year old Michael Gunton was minding his own business one night in January when he was attacked by […]

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