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Citrus Guy

Who’s that citrus guy?

If you frequent the weekend markets in the Northern Valleys, you may have already met the region’s newest citrus crusader — a man on a mission to fill local backyards with home-grown produce. Masquerading as ‘That Citrus Guy”is the affable Scott Moore, who on an ordinary weekday is production manager at Cit Trees, growing and […]

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Bullsbrook United

Bullsbrook united

The transition into the next technological age brings enhanced communications but at a potential cost to those directly and indirectly impacted by new infrastructure, compromising our country lifestyle. A group of Bullsbrook hills residents and City of Swan Councillors stood united on 19 June to protest against a telecommunications tower planned on picturesque Crestmoor Pass. […]

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Ransomware and hacking tools

Ransomware has been making the news lately with the WannaCry and, more recently, Petya strains grabbing the headlines. These threats were dangerous because they so easily spread to unpatched computers. The reason these malware attacks were so effective was because they used a zero day exploit (called EternalBlue) that was developed for cyber attacks by […]

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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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Left to right: Paul Fewster (runner-up Wallace Shield), Norm Wallace,
June Wallace and Reg Caldwell (winner Wallace Shield)

Gingin Golf Club

The last fixture for May was the President and Captain’s Day, a well attended event with Mark Sanders proving too good for the rest of the field. We are fortunate that members are keen to sponsor a Saturday club event and during June both Chris Bell and Paul Fewster each ran a successful day with […]

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Spring Flower Festival Competitions

With the Spring Flower Festival coming up 15 – 17 September, the school holidays is a good time for kids to get creative and enter some of the competitions held as part of the festival. Make your own mini garden Create an imaginary world in a mini terrarium! It could be a fairy garden, hobbit hideout, beachscape or Jurassic world… Use interesting plants, flowers and natural […]

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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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Solar power success story

When Amber Neuman built herself a new house on her 74 acre property in Beermullah last year she opted to go completely off-grid for power – installing solar panels with a battery storage system instead of connecting with Western Power. “Western Power gave me an estimate of around $45,000 just to connect power up to […]

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AFL rookie Matthew Taylor visits junior footballers

The Gingin Junior Football Club were treated to a visit from former Chittering Broncos junior footballer, and now AFL rookie for North Melbourne, Matthew Taylor. Matthew was enjoying a visit home during his team’s bye round and at his own instigation offered to visit the team and pass on some knowledge. He took the team […]

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Nahrel Dallywater and Li Cunxin. at the Positive Schools Conference

Inspiration and mindfulness

  When I reported last month on the wellbeing and mental health topics raised at the Positive Schools Conference in Fremantle, I promised more on Keynote Speaker Li Cunxin. Li has one of those inspiring life stories that restore your belief that you can do anything. Born into poverty in Mao’s communist China, at 11 […]

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