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All Blacks forced to work hard for title

All Blacks pulled off a dramatic victory over Warriors to claim their first Upper Great Southern Hockey Associatio women’s B-grade title last Saturday. The match was stretched into overtime, after 70 minutes of play could not separate the sides. Camera IconAll Blacks’ Vanessa Perkins in the Women’s B-grade All Blacks’ …

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RBA pays fed govt $669 million dividend

The Reserve Bank of Australia will pay the federal government a dividend of $669 million for 2017/18, almost half of what it handed over the year before. The RBA recorded a profit of $3.8 billion in the last financial year, after the depreciating Aussie dollar helped the bank rake in …

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WA Police add Kia Stingers to fleet

The West Australian Police has announced it has added 48 Kia Stingers to its fleet to work as pursuit vehicles. There had been much conjecture as which vehicles the police force would turn to following the end of Holden and Ford’s local manufacturing. After an extensive testing period, the Police …

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Picton Primary School now independent

Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times Thursday, 20 September 2018 4:17PM Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon Picton Primary School has received Independent Public School status after the latest round of announcements by the State Government. Principal Michael Thomson said the announcement was recognition that parents and students could have faith in their …

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Freak goal secures Wagin’s big win

Wagin are back-to-back premiers in the UGSHA’s men’s B-grade, with the final including a goal to Jack South that will go down in the competition’s history. Camera IconRyan Fleay sending the ball into attack for Warriors in B-grade Both sides received an early penalty corner each in Saturday afternoon’s match, …

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Ingrown horn conviction highlights welfare issues

A Great Southern grazier has been slapped with a $2200 fine and $128 in court costs after allowing a cow’s horn to grow so much it poked into and blinded one of the animal’s eyes. Marjorie Armstrong was sentenced in Albany Courthouse yesterday, after pleading guilty to one charge of …

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Warriors make it four in a row at premiership

Warriors took out the 2018 Upper Great Southern Hockey Association women’s A-gradepremiership, collecting their fourth premiership in a row against Robins. Both sides had chances going forward early in the replay of last year’s grand final; however, neither looked particularly dangerous in their attacking circle. Warriors finally broke the 0-0 …

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Focus on kids wins award

South West not-for-profit organisation Investing In Our Youth has been recognised for its work in the community as the State winner of the National Child Protection Week Play Your Part Awards. The award was presented by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect on September 7. The …

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Lyn brings hope to the less fortunate

For more than seven years, Lyn Ferguson has brought hope to the less fortunate in the South West. The Bethanie Elanora village manager works with families and residents who move from the village into nursing homes, or families of those who have passed, to gather up their belongings and send …

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