Passion for changing lives earns top award

Karratha teacher Sarah Penn has been rewarded for excellence over her 14 years of teaching, winning the Curtin University teaching excellence award at the Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Ms Penn moved to Karratha in 2009. She had previous experience teaching primary school in Victoria, so for the …

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Toyah Cordingley to be farewelled in Qld

Slain Queensland woman Toyah Cordingley will be farewelled by her family and friends in her hometown of Cairns. The 24-year-old body was found by her father and other searchers on an isolated beach on October 22, about a day after she went missing. The animal lover had driven to Wangetti …

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The unexpected resurgence of knitting and sewing

The newest phone, the newest car and the newest way to communicate and connect have been our cultural obsessions for decades. But a resurgence of old-time crafts and craftsmanship is our new rebellion against the harm technology can do to our lives. Beyond the fads of “vintage” and “retro” memorabilia …

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Aussie fruit-fly tech gets $1m aid

A new weapon in the fight against fruit fly has gained a leg up with a $1.25 million boost from the CSIRO. Founded by CSIRO researchers Nancy Schellhorn, Darren Moore, and Laura Jones, RapidAIM provides real-time fruit fly detection and monitoring to help Australian producers battle against the devastating pest, …

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Video plea in suspected homicide

The family of Samuel Darryl Riley, who police suspect was killed at his home in West Busselton on Tuesday, is pleading for people to come forward with information that could help detectives in their investigation. Police are requesting anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage taken in the area early …

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Cricket Australia chairman David Peever resigns

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever has resigned. CA’s board accepted Peever’s resignation, which came three days after he vowed to continue despite immense pressure created by a scathing independent report of the governing body, on Thursday’s hastily-arranged conference call. Earl Eddings, who was appointed CA’s deputy chairman and heir apparent …

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