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Editor of the Northern Valleys News Tamieka Preston

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...

Local citrus packs a punch

Fortunately, the driest May for 36 years isn’t expected to affect our burgeoning local citrus crop. In fact, the warm, dry days have made...

From driftwood into art

Jurien Bay artist Mandy Collinson (aka The Fishermans Daughter) was in Geraldton this month contributing five beautiful works to this year’s Flotsam and Jetsam...

Moora grower cuts the Mustard

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more diversity in our locally-grown produce – here’s a surprise addition to our regional bounty......

Nutty gluten-free crackers

Easter is a time for entertaining, as well as chocolate, and these home-made gluten-free crackers are fantastic when you want to whip up a...

Top Class Beef on Show in 2019

For the second year running, local Black Angus breeder, Benalong Grazing, gained top points to take out the 2019 Gingin Heifer Competition on March...

Mission to save the dark skies

‘Galaxy girl’ Carol Redford has embarked on a stellar mission to save the dark skies of the Wheatbelt from an invasion of artificial light!...

Have you visited one of Chittering’s Little Free Libraries?

In this electronic age, the future of the humble book is often debated, with many saying that their glory days are gone. Little Free...

Bindoon Primary School Mango Fest fun!

The picturesque grounds of Bindoon Primary School were filled with sunshine and festivities for the annual School Fete and Mango Festival held on Saturday...

Proposed poultry plans rejected by residents

Concerned local residents have lodged their opposition to a proposed poultry hatchery at Lot 6/1051 Coonabidgee Road, Muckenburra in the Shire of Gingin. A planning...
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