Waggrakine volunteer firefighters to spread Christmas cheer

Santa will join his friends from the Waggrakine Volunteer Bushfire Brigade tomorrow night in spreading Christmas cheer to children in Geraldton. While he doesn’t usually visit until December 25, Father Christmas will be in town early for the brigade’s inaugural Santa Community Run. “Santa will be with us on board …

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Dual hope for country week

Albany Cricket Association will become the first association to field two teams in the top tier of the annual senior Country Week cricket competition in January. Fixtures for the carnival were released last week by the Country Cricket Board with Albany’s 1st XI and now 2nd XI taking on A-section …

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Light shows spread cheer at Christmas

Flashing light displays illuminating Albany’s streets can be a highlight of Christmas for many. Many households get into the Christmas spirit and deck out homes with stunning lights displays enjoyed by carloads cruising bumper to bumper around the suburbs. Albany Limousines and Charters made sure everyone can enjoy Christmas light …

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Bris ferry drivers strike over conditions

Brisbane’s ferry timetable has been thrown into chaos after drivers walked off the job for the second time this month. More than 130 CityCat employees are taking part in the 24-hour strike, which started at 4am on Thursday. Maritime Union of Australia Queensland branch deputy secretary Jason Miners said the …

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Riders come full circuit with move

Cycling in Albany has returned to its former home for the first time in 40 years with a new criterium circuit in the Centennial Park sporting precinct being used for the first time on Tuesday. The promenade and pathways in the eastern precinct have been tailored to facilitate the club’s …

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First responders issue stay-safe plea

Emergency services tasked with responding to road and ocean trauma will be hoping for another fatality-free Christmas holiday period. While most people are spending time with friends and family during the festive season, our first responders are on the frontline keeping us safe. The Great Southern avoided a fatality during …

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Country Colts crash out | The West Australian

The Country XI colts have gone through the West Australian Premier Cricket Colts League without a win after two losses on Sunday. Fremantle handed the country cricketers a heartbreaking eight-run defeat at Alderbury Reserve, with Fremantle’s Bayley Holman scoring a run a ball 42 to help his side to 9/126 …

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Albany duo to step up for WA

Albany’s two State representatives in the WA Country XI women’s team are expected to play key roles with the ball at the Toyota Australian Country Cricket Championships which start next month in Shepparton. Royals’ Hannah Felton and North County’s Bonnie Crook have been included in the 14-player squad for the …

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Harvest delays in the south

Harvest in the north and east of the Albany zone is wrapping up but many southern growers have been delayed by rain and will not finish until after Christmas. The December Grain Institute of WA crop production estimates the Albany zone will produce 3,381,000 tonnes, which includes grain not delivered …

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