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Silver to rising star at Oceania contest

Rising mountain bike star Hamish Wilkes has return from his debut on the national stage with a silver medal after a brilliant downhill performance in the Oceania MTB Championships in Bright, Victoria last week. Wilkes was one of three Albany riders who headed ac-ross with the WA team to compete …

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Competitors prepare to tackle Harbour, ocean swims

Swimmers are set to brave ordinary conditions in Saturday’s Albany Harbour Swim, with some of those then doubling up to race in Sunday’s Southern Ocean Classic Mile in Denmark. As usual, the two ocean swims will be held in the region on the Easter weekend and support has already been …

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Athlone Caste out to hand Sheridan an Easter gift

Talented galloper Athlone Castle will aim to make it back-to-back wins when he competes at Easter Sunday’s meeting at Percy Spencer Racecourse, a fortnight on from his eye-catching return to racing. Trained locally by Maurice Sheridan, Athlone Castle broke his maiden status in April last year and had two more …

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Teen on top of his game as qualified referee

Albany youngster James Knowlson is adding another string to his officiating bow, becoming a qualified rugby referee. The 14-year-old has a passion for refereeing which began with soccer and then extended to touch rugby, for which he has officiated games in the past two years. Knowlson has been introduced to …

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Waste information to make you ‘appy

Rubbish, recycling and green waste pick-up days are now at City of Bunbury residents’ fingertips with a new app launched this week. The My 3 Bins app can be accessed by smartphone or tablet and includes a landfill, FOGO and recycling pick-up calendar for each suburb. It also sends notification …

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Joss wins in super-fast time

The 2019 edition of the historic Fremantle to Albany Race has been won by Joss after crossing the finish line in Princess Royal Harbour in the early hours of Sunday morning. In one of the fastest Fremantle to Albany races on record, Joss won both division 1 titles on handicap …

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Builders step in to help family in hard times

A Treendale family of seven who have been trying to rebuild their lives since their home was ravaged by fire have been thrown a lifeline by local builder Ventura Home Group. The O’Brien family’s home was destroyed by fire in November last year when an electrical fault sparked a blaze. …

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Axe-wielding armed robber pleads guilty

Adam PoulsenGeraldton Guardian Thursday, 18 April 2019 1:22PM Camera IconFile image of Geraldton Courthouse.Picture: The Geraldton Guardian, Gavin Box Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link A Geraldton man has admitted smashing a car window and threatening a man with a tomahawk before stealing $600 cash. Cyril Maitland Ugle, …

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Johnson back in Australian colours

Great Southern farmer Sonja Johnson’s bid to represent Australia at a second Olympic Games has been boosted by her selection in Equestrian Australia’s team for the 2019 Oceania Championships next month. Johnson was a silver medallist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and has always flagged intentions to make …

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Bill Gibbings Memorial a one-night show

Albany Speedway Club will hold the annual Bill Gibbings Memorial for super sedans on Saturday night, in conjunction with the formula 125 feature. The Easter long weekend is a pilgrimage for super sedan drivers to visit Attwell Park Speedway and contest the blue ribbon event. Usually held across two nights, …

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