New community-funded nature playground opens in Kalbarri

Kalbarri has yet another new nature playground, this time at Kalbarri District High School. The playground was finished late last month after more than three years of fundraising by the school’s P&C, and contributions from Kalbarri mums, dads, fishermen, residents, organisations and businesses. The team helped playground developers NatureBased Play …

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Homelessness, domestic violence big issues facing Mid West youth

Alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, access to income and homelessness are some of the biggest issues facing teenagers in the Mid West and Gascoyne, according to Mission Australia. The Christian community service charity recently launched its 17th annual national Youth Survey for Australians aged 15-19. The organisation is calling …

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Boy charged with sexual assault

Staff reportersKalgoorlie Miner Thursday, 7 June 2018 4:03PM Camera IconA 17-year-old Kalgoorlie boy is in custody, helping police with inquires into two sexual assaults at Leonora earlier this week.Picture: Kalgoorlie Miner Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon A 17-year-old Kalgoorlie boy has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual penetration …

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Rain likely cause of elevated bacteria at SW weir

The Waroona Shire Council has closed Drakesbrook Weir for recreational use after detecting elevated levels of bacteria. According to the WA Department of Health, routine testing by the council first detected elevated levels of e.coli and enterococci bacteria in the water on April 23. The results of samples were in …

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