Flower buds to make stable bet line-ball

When Dance Music and Flower Of War first arrived at Simon Miller’s stable, his staff were divided on their opinions of which was the better galloper. Dance Music burst on to the scene with four wins from five starts, including a brilliant victory in the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) …

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Perth rhyme king Drapht unwraps Christmas party

In the best yuletide, hip-hop crossover since Run-DMC’s Christmas in Hollis, local rhyme king Drapht throws a Christmas party on December 23 at his old stomping ground, the Rosemount Hotel. Friends Your Girl Pho, Nfa Jones and Charlie Bucket, Premiss featuring Hyclass, and Marksman Lloyd join festivities from 6pm. Tickets …

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High school of champions taking shape

Rangeway’s John Willcock College is ready to officially become Champion Bay Senior High School at the start of 2019. Last week marked the school’s final days as a public middle school, teaching students from Years 7 to 9. From February 4, the school will also teach Year 10 students. The …

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Shock success makes Dux student scream

Some people scream at the sight of a spider, a snake or a scary movie, but all it took was a single number to send Esperance Senior High School graduate Ruby Connor into shock. Like the 11,920 other Year 12 students awaiting the release of their exam results, Miss Connor …

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French path into mining for Diggers’ new chief

Growing up around the resources industry was not what drew new Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum director Suzanne Christie into the business her father served for years as a mining engineer — it was her decision to study French at university. While doing vacation work as a waitress at Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s …

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Trailblazing trio in global spotlight

Starting the year as a respected but relatively unknown senior maintenance planner at Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Super Pit gold mine, Shannon Youd admits she is astonished at how a nomination for WA’s Women in Mining and Resources awards has thrust her into the corporate spotlight. After winning the people’s choice award at …

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Kalbarri Board Riders club pushes environmental concerns

An environmental consultant’s report into the viability of a major international surfing contest being hosted at Jake’s Point has argued Kalbarri is ill-suited for such an event. “Jake’s Point does not have the size to accommodate the footprint of the event and would require an upgrade,” the review, by Indre …

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Big Bowie back for the Giants

Jay Bowie was the Goldfields Giants’ best player in 2015, and he is returning to the State Basketball League franchise next season. Bowie, the Giants’ most valuable player in their “Cinderella” 2015 season, has played the past three SBL seasons at Perth’s Willetton Tigers. The 26-year-old American-born guard-forward stands at …

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Goldrush top dogs | The West Australian

Brendan Brinkworth’s match-winning century cemented Goldrush’s spot at the top of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cricket Association’s ladder going into the Christmas break. Brinkworth’s 102 was backed up with a contribution of 83 runs from David Forrest, which helped Goldrush post 227 against Kambalda Cricket Club on Sunday. Kambalda’s Blake Gambale managed …

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