Veteran Long hits a purple patch

Six months after his triumph in the WA PGA Championship at Kalgoorlie Golf Course, veteran New Zealander Michael Long has won the Australian PGA Seniors Championship in dramatic fashion. Chipping in for birdie on the final hole, Perth-based Long last week pipped Peter Senior by one stroke. In only his …

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1.4m killer airbags still to be replaced

The campaign to rid millions of Australian cars of potentially deadly airbags has ramped up in recent months but the process could drag on for another two years. Replacements of Takata airbags – affecting one-in-four Australian vehicles – averaged 3800 a day during the September quarter as part of the …

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Leading Hannans fill void of Heal

Hannans assumed first place in the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association’s A-grade standings after they needed just 10 overs to haul in Lake View’s 66 last Saturday. The squad’s depth was underpinned in the absence of player-coach Aaron Heal, with fellow O’Shaughnessy medallist Gavin Bailiff a straight swap for last summer’s …

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Noble leads from front for Norths

North Kalgoorlie recruit Michael Noble looms as a vital cog in the squad’s bid for back-to-back A-grade turf cricket flags this summer after compiling a stylish half-century in a win over Great Boulder last Saturday. Recruited from Perth’s suburban turf competition, Noble top scored with an unbeaten 58 as Norths …

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All the comforts of home in aerodynamic Buckland

In the past, getting the comforts of home into a caravan would require a gas guzzler to tow a huge, heavy van. But with a 2900kg aggregate trailer mass, the aerodynamic, dual-axle 6.2m Silver Valley Buckland comes with an island queen bed, extra-large rear ensuite plus a full kitchen — …

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