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Chittering Chamber welcomes new committee members at AGM

Chittering Chamber of Commerce’s 2017- 2018 committee has four fresh new faces, following the Election of Office Bearers at their annual general meeting last week. A very enjoyable, dinner was capably overseen by Chamber President, Trish Murrell, at the Lower Chittering Hall with over 60 people in attendance. After welcoming dignitaries – including the Chittering […]

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Watheroo doppler now online

Real time rainfall and wind data will now be available to farmers in a 256 kilometre radius from Watheroo with the launch of the state’s latest Doppler radar on June 8. An initiative of the Nationals WA made possible with $23 million Royalties for Regions funding, the Watheroo Doppler will complement Doppler radars already operational […]

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Preserve those lemons!

This recipe is based on the traditional Moroccan method of preserving lemons, and the jars make great Christmas presents. Use the lemons to add flavour to salads, steak, curries or anything! • Thin-skinned juicy lemons • Lots of rock salt • Cardamom pods • Bay leaves • Chillies • Olive oil • Large jars Soak […]

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Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards finalists announced

For the second year in a row, the Wheatbelt Business Network is holding the Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards with more entries received this year from businesses right across the region. “We received over 50 entries into the business awards with 33 finalists announced,” said Amanda Walker, WBN Chair. The 33 finalists will compete for 6 […]

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Students chance to win Antarctic experience of a lifetime!

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter welcomed an Antarctic experience of a lifetime for students in years 5 to 8, who will have the chance to name the nation’s new icebreaker vessel, with the winning entry receiving a trip to Antarctica. “Up to 12 students and 4 teachers will fly to Antarctica for a day, becoming […]

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Chocolate and Orange Gateau (Gateau a l ‘orange chocolat )

Chocolate and Orange Gateau

Cake Ingredients: 270 g plain flour 70 g cocoa powder 210 g white sugar 120 g dark brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 250 mls butter milk 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup light oil 250 mls hot water Method: Grease and prepare your tins. For […]

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Positive schools conference ‘17

Nahrel Dallywater The Positive Schools Conference is about building happy, healthy and flourishing school communities and focusses on the mental health and wellbeing of both teachers and students. Educators from around the State gathered in Fremantle last week to learn and share stories on topics such as nurturing creativity, the importance of honesty, practical mindfulness, […]

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Gingin artist selected

Gingin artist selected as a finalist in the Bankwest Art Prize for Sculpture The work of Gingin based artist Geoff Overheu was recognised when he was announced as one of the finalists for the 2016 Bankwest Art Prize – one of the State’s most generous and prestigious visual arts awards. Under the stewardship of Bankwest Art […]

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Riseborough rising

Don Riseborough has made the ‘tree-change’ many dream of, swapping life as a hospital based haematologist, medical registrar and then general practitioner, to follow his passion to produce wine grapes on a country estate. With the support of his partner Susannah, Don commenced his radical transition from medicine to viticulture with a Certificate course in […]

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Investing in a farming future

This time of year, a drive north through the Northern Valleys region reveals one the most stunning sights on the farming calendar – a swelling sea of vibrant yellow canola as far as the eye can focus. Whilst tourists could be forgiven for thinking the sight is for their benefit, canola is one of the […]

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