Butterfingers’ return melts hearts of fans

Butterfingers will bring their energetic underdog rap to the Dunsborough Tavern on Thursday, March 28 for the 15th anniversary of their debut album, Breakfast at Fatboys. The 15 years of Fatboys national tour began with a bang as Butterfingers sold out their hometown show in Brisbane after receiving their biggest …

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School ball glamour at golf club

The Busselton Senior High School ball was held on Saturday at the Busselton Golf Club and was an opportunity for Year 12 students to let their hair down and celebrate their last year in high school. Allyssa Campbell was named belle of the ball, while beau of the ball was …

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Tina Arena appointed to peak arts body Australia Council

Scott Morrison’s favourite singer Tina Arena has been appointed to a $32,880-a-year board position on the Australia Council. Arena is the only Australian artist to have earned a gold or platinum record for original album releases in every decade since the 1970s. The council is the federal government’s principal arts …

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Dance icon Margaret Scott remembered

Former ballerina and leading administrator Dame Margaret Scott has been remembered as a wonderful woman and pioneer of Australian dancing at a state memorial in Melbourne. Dame Margaret, a central figure in the founding of the Australian Ballet company in 1962 and the Australian Ballet School in 1964, died at …

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Jokic leads Nuggets to win over Wizards

Nikola Jokic has nabbed 15 points and 11 assists as the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 for their fifth straight NBA victory. Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig also added 15 points for the Nuggets, who were playing for the first time since clinching …

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Music, books keys to Joan’s long life

Busselton author Joan Harlow, who turns 100 on March 30, attributes her vitality to music, healthy eating and reading. Her eventful life includes witnessing the fall of Singapore, the post-World War II Indonesian riots, and a stint as a religion teacher at Swanbourne High School, which resulted in her publishing …

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Affordable housing body offers first loans

More affordable housing will soon be available to some struggling Australians, with a federal agency offering community housing providers $315 million worth of loans at cheaper-than-average rates. The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation – an independent government authority established in July – has raised the money through its first …

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Tina Arena appointed to peak arts body

Scott Morrison’s favourite singer Tina Arena has been appointed a board member of the Australia Council for three years. Arena is the only Australian artist to have earned a gold or platinum record for original album releases in every decade since the 1970s. Arts Minister Mitch Fifield is confident Arena …

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Premier eyes China as Smiggle adds 10 new countries

Premier Investments is launching Smiggle into 10 more countries after record sales from the kid-focused stationary stores helped lift first-half profit 13 per cent to $88.8 million. Premier said on Friday it is pushing into South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and the UAE in partnership with local operators and …

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Team swim to aid fight against MS

Swimmers will dive headfirst into the MSWA swim tomorrow, raising funds and awareness for people living with neurological conditions. Teams will put on their swimming caps and goggles for the annual MSWA Albany Swim, held at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre. Swimming in this year’s event is MSWA ambassador Denise …

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