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Editor of the Northern Valleys News Tamieka Preston

A pub with no beer: New Norcia community devastated by sudden...

The community of New Norcia are devastated by the recent, and surprisingly sudden, shut-down of their beloved local pub, the historic New Norcia Hotel....

The splendour of an olive tree

The air is hot and dry up on Regans Ridge. Although views over the scarp stretch almost to the sea, the breeze is warm...

Have car – will travel! Gingin care group receives their very...

Inspired by the book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by American surgeon Atul Gawande, Gingin go-getter Sylvia Kelly has instigated...

Good eye for genetics

At this year’s Bindoon and Districts Agricultural Show, Dale Jansen of Fernwood Farm is proud as a parent as she parades a pair of...

Black Friday – celebrating 100 years of Angus

Angus cattle breeders around the country are celebrating 100 years of the Angus breed this year – with the Angus Society of Australia marking...

From Gingin to Japan

When the first direct All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight departed Perth airport on 1 September, it had onboard some very special cargo – and...

Secret supper highlights unique regional produce

The amazing locally-grown produce of the Northern Valleys region was the star performer of an exclusive ‘secret’ supper event held on Saturday 17...

Banoffee Brew debut at Taste

You’ve no doubt heard of the famous Bindoon Bakehaus Banoffee Eclair  – a dreamy combination of banana custard and caramel cream encased in delicate...

Tending the Temple

A lifelong love of growing fresh fruit and vegetables has led to the creation of the enigmatic ‘Temple of the Vegetable’ at the Chittering...

Hunter trials a perfect practice ground for local riders

The Swan Valley Horse and Pony Club Hunter Trials were held on the June long weekend this year. Hunter trials are a sport that...

Cross Country Champions!

Over 300 young competitors braved the rain and mud to compete in the annual inter-school cross country carnival held on Friday 14 June. The...

Avocados underway!

At Avowest’s Gingin orchard, seasoned avocado grower Alan Blight is drawing on science to help mitigate the wild card every farmer faces – the...
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