Ellie has done Africa | The West Australian

Twenty-year-old Manjimup dog walker Ellie Rhodes is a familiar face around town as she happily laps the streets with several pups in tow. Ellie started walking dogs when she was 14 and longing for some canine love in her life. Six years later she had become a full-time dog walker, …

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Dire South West crash figures spark road safety plea

After a spate of fatal crashes in the South West, road safety authorities are pleading with motorists to drive with caution — especially those hitting the road to explore the State for school holidays. Last weekend a big truck rolled over near Dawesville on Old Coast Road, there was a …

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Shark documentary-maker mauled in Qld

A shark documentary-maker has been mauled by a shark while swimming at a resort island during a day off in far north Queensland. The 29-year-old woman was bitten on the left leg about midday on Tuesday at Fitzroy Island, near Cairns, Queensland Ambulance Services says. “I still love sharks. Sharks …

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Translocation plan for near-extinct bird

Translocation is the long-term strategy to save the last wild population of one of the world’s rarest parrots, which lost most of its known habitat in Western Australia’s south to a series of devastating bushfires. Less than 150 Western Ground Parrots are estimated to have survived last year’s inferno in …

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Bunbury-Leschenault rotarians set to celebrate 40 years

The Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault is calling on past members to get in touch for the club’s 40th year celebrations next February. February 21 marks 40 years since the club held its first chartered meeting and will be celebrated with a gala dinner. As a third generation Bunbury resident, charter …

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