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Talent shines in football prospects

Katanning students have been hand-picked for the inaugural Upper Great Southern female AFL Academy following the girls’ carnival held in Narrogin last month. Isabelle Perrin, Taleeah Woods, Zoe Keley, Courtney Woods, Mikayla Kafi, Montanna Taylor, Anniqah Zakaria, Sydney Bolt and Jennai Carter were selected by WA Football Commission talent staff …

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Seafarers sets sail on tourism voyage

The Port Hedland Visitor Centre is set to enter into a new chapter next week as new managers prepare to revitalise the tourism hub. A contract was awarded to the Seafarers Association earlier this year to take over operations at the centre, after not-for-profit organisation FORM declined to renew its …

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Community throws weight behind Gazznats petition

An online petition has been started by a concerned Collie community member wanting the Gazzanats car event to remain in Collie. Petition creator Scott Quinn cited the potential loss to Collie’s economy as the primary reason he was collecting signatures which will be presented to Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and …

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Size of shopping centres overwhelms

How large do shopping centres really need to be? These days, you need a cut lunch and a water bag to circumnavigate one. In fact, a horse would come in handy. I don’t know that they should even be called a shopping centre any more. Perhaps your “home away from …

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Wolves defeat Kats in wet and wild clashes

The footy was wet and wild on Friday night at Wickham Oval with the winter rain making for two very scrappy games of football between the Kats and Wolves. The rain had stopped by the time League took to the field, but the ball was slippery and players were sliding …

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Hong Kong activists want to be liberated

More than one thousand protesters have marched to major foreign consulates in Hong Kong, urging leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill. Holding placards that read “Please Liberate Hong Kong” in multiple languages including Russian and German, the demonstrators, some wearing …

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Sharks spoil Jets’ opener | The West Australian

The East Fremantle Sharks spoiled the ECU Souwest Jets’ home opener celebrations with a clinical 61-42 victory on Saturday night at the Eaton Recreation Centre. Erin Culnane’s Jets welcomed an influx of representative players back for the clash, but the home side was unable to build on an impressive start, …

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Farmer deposits could be improved: report

A scheme that helps farmers deal with peaks and troughs in what they earn could be better run, according to the auditor-general. The Farm Management Deposits Scheme – which has been running since 1999 – allows agricultural producers to set aside cash reserves during high-income years, for use in low-income …

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Slick Bulldogs attack leave Bulls floundering

It was a dog of a day for the Harvey Bulls on Sunday at Payne Park, with the Bunbury Bulldogs trouncing the visitors 11.18 (84) to 1.5 (11). Conditions were clear for a good portion of the match, but this wasn’t enough to allow the Bulls to gain a foothold. …

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