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Youth enjoy night out | The West Australian

More than 20 young people from Harvey and surrounds rocked up to the town hall in punk-inspired outfits to celebrate the town’s first Steampunk event on August 10. The free event was hosted by the Harvey Local Drug Action Group to bring residents aged 12 to 18 together for a …

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Cemetery trail links past with present

Last Tuesday a group of Harvey residents came together to take part in the launch of the old Harvey cemetery tour. The self-guided trail has been a work in progress by Harvey History Online founder Heather Wade. “We wanted to create this trail as a way of linking the Harvey …

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Bunbury not in container shipping plan

Bunbury Port has been ruled out as a preferred option for the State’s shipping container imports and exports needs. The Westport Taskforce last week released its short list of five different port and supply chain options to manage Perth’s growing container freight needs for the next 50 years and beyond. …

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Hugh Jackman shares Perth sunset on Instagram

The nicest man in showbiz Hugh Jackman is back in his old stomping ground of Perth and has enjoyed a classic Western Australian sunset. In a video posted to his 27.5 million Instagram followers, Jackman said he was happy to be back and could not wait to perform for local …

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Jordan Lewis confirms AFL retirement

Four-time AFL premiership winner Jordan Lewis is the latest high-profile player to announce his retirement. Lewis is calling time on his 15-season career, although the 33-year-old has only managed 11 AFL appearances this season. He will hold a press conference at the MCG on Tuesday, where he will be flanked …

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Kwinana harbour backed | The West Australian

The Outer Harbour is set to be built in Kwinana after the Westport Taskforce last week revealed the five short-listed options for WA’s new port development. The taskforce has spent the past two years investigating options for WA’s future port developments and was considering options in Kwinana, Fremantle and Bunbury. …

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Secret Harbour scouts collect lids for limbs

Secret Harbour Scouts Group is hoping to improve the lives of disadvantaged children while also protecting the environment by collecting small bottle lids to make prosthetic limbs. The Lids4Kids campaign is a nation-wide initiative involving Melbourne-based not-for-profit Envision Hands, processing plastic bottle lids and using 3D printer software to make …

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Champions of the region make the cut

A Bunbury mother who took her son’s methamphetamine addiction into her own hands has inspired a thriving community group. Lina Pugh, who founded community support group Doors Wide Open with fellow local mum Julie Kent, has single-mindedly forged ahead to grow the not-for-profit charity, which has helped hundreds of South …

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Greenies and industry divided on report’s options

News that a new Outer Harbour will be built in Kwinana has been met with mixed responses, with industry supporting the decision, while environmentalists say they are concerned the development could destroy Cockburn Sound. Kwinana Industries Council director Chris Oughton said the top option selected by the Westport Taskforce was …

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River cruising essentials | The West Australian

Unpack once and see all the sights from the comfort of a moving hotel. River cruising is one of the easiest ways to see a lot in Europe, without too much effort. So, what is the difference between what the various river cruise companies offer? The ships are basically the …

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