NZ avocado shortage leads to crime wave

New Zealand avocado growers are scrambling to keep up with demand as interest in the highly desired fruit continues to skyrocket and organised crime rings target orchards. Avocado production in New Zealand has risen from about 30,000 trees five years ago to over 200,000 trees this year, Jen Scoular, chief …

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Torcedor leaves Jessica Harrington for Germany | Racing News

Last Updated: 16/08/18 2:13pm Torcedor Top-class stayer Torcedor is to leave Jessica Harrington’s yard after being sold to continue his racing career in Germany with Andreas Wohler. The six-year-old has enjoyed an excellent season thus far, winning the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot in May before being placed behind the John …

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New physio practice to capitalise on big demand

The owner of a new physiotherapy practice in Kalgoorlie-Boulder is hoping to capitalise on an “overloaded” market and the sport-loving nature of the city’s residents. Kalgoorlie Physio, on Maritana Street, opened its doors for the first time a fortnight ago. The team is made up of physiotherapist Ally Butt and …

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University opens doors to student hopefuls

A new enabling program that seeks to give Aboriginal students in the Goldfields a culturally appropriate introduction to university will be on show at Curtin’s Kalgoorlie Open Day on Saturday. The second annual open day, to be held at the WA School of Mines on August 18, will offer prospective …

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Jennifer Hawkins parts ways with Myer

Jennifer Hawkins has broken her silence on the rumours she has stepped down as the face of Myer. Hawkins, 34 made the emotional announcement to her 875,000 Instagram followers today. “Way back in 2006 I was approached by Myer to sign a small 3 month contract to feature in a …

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Council wins regional award | The West Australian

The Waroona Shire Council has been recognised for its commitment to addressing the needs of children after being named the overall regional winner at the eighth annual Children’s Environment and Health Awards. The council was one of several in the South West recognised at the awards which were hosted by …

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