Bunbury teacher one of the best

Melinda Golinski has been a teacher for 16 years and throughout her career has worked across the State in both Catholic and independent sectors teaching predominantly junior primary students. This year, the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School teacher was recognised as one of Australia’s top educators, winning an ASG National Excellence …

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Live stream for church mass

Transitioning to online has been a breeze for Dardanup-Boyanup Catholic Parish priest father Wayne Bendotti, who streamed his first church service through Facebook Live two weeks ago, attracting more than 900 views. “I have always used Facebook as a ministry tool to reach out to the community and create discussion,” …

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Bunbury resident discovers new peacock spider species

A Bunbury resident has discovered one of seven new species of Australia’s colourful “dancing” peacock spider. Last winter, Sunayana Rammohan took a photo of a peacock spider in Leschenault and realised it was a species she had not seen before. Mrs Rammohan said the spiders were tiny, about 4mm-5mm fully …

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QBE names AXA XL’s Harris for CEO ranks

Insurer QBE has named AXA XL’s Jason Harris as incoming chief executive of international operations after Richard Pryce decided to retire. Mr Harris is chief executive, global property and casualty, at AXA XL and will remain in London when he takes the QBE role later this year. He will report …

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Call for Bunbury residents to leave boats home

Bunbury boatees have been encouraged to anchor at home for the time being for the benefit of the wider community, a message that received mixed responses. Marine Safety WA on Facebook recommended recreational boating activities be postponed or cancelled for now. “It’s important for WA’s boating community to do its …

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Gelorup family celebrates with a drive-by birthday party

With birthday parties on the list of banned social gatherings, families have had to get inventive with ways to celebrate milestones. One family in Gelorup rallied the community to celebrate their daughter’s seventh birthday at the weekend with a drive-by party, where friends and families shouted their greetings from car …

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Patronus stars in WA derby

Harvey-born and raised reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green delivered another piece of coveted silverware for Greg and Skye Bond, after catapulting Patronus Star to a stirring victory in Friday night’s $200,000 Sky Racing WA Derby (2536m) at Gloucester Park. Egerton-Green, who won the WA Pacing Cup for the Bond stable in January …

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