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Banks drag sharemarket lower ahead of first inquiry report

The Australian sharemarket has closed lower, dragged down by mining and banking stocks after commodity prices weakened and the royal commission’s interim report looms. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 11.1 points, or 0.18 per cent, at 6181.2 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was 8.5 points, or 0.13 …

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How to decorate your cake and eat it too

The Cake Decorators’ Association of WA Rockingham branch is on the hunt for new members. Bringing cakes to life with icing, frosting and other edible decorative elements, the Rockingham cake decorators meet on the first Saturday of each month to share new recipes and ideas. Secretary Kylie Wright, a member …

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Emergency crews gear up for big game

Bunbury’s emergency services will be working around the clock this Saturday when the biggest match on the AFL calendar consumes the rest of the community. But most – particularly those who back the West Coast Eagles – will be hoping to take a well-earned break and catch a glimpse of …

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Coach sees sport making a difference

Marist Junior Football Club is one of several junior clubs in the region keen to promote inclusion and fun for all its players. Even after their 2018 Year 9 team completed their third undefeated season as a group, humble coach Frank Italiano believes seeing the players grow on and off …

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Push for on-course stables | The West Australian

Racing and Wagering WA has engaged an independent consultant to scrutinise the future of thoroughbred racing and training assets in Perth and Bunbury and the potential locations for on-course stabling. GHD will research and provide recommendations for future asset planning in WA thoroughbred racing, with a draft report expected at …

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Footy fever hits the South West

The South West is in the midst of grand final fever as thousands of residents determine the best place to watch the biggest game of the year, while those lucky enough to snag a ticket make their way east. Saturday’s AFL grand final between West Coast and Collingwood is lining …

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