If 54,000 new customers had moved to an area, surely it’s just good business sense to keep your shopfront there?
Regional Australia has lost a quarter of its banks in the past four years, a trend that is no shock to South West towns at the coal face of a regional banking exodus being labelled “unconscionable”.
Historic country, culture and art in the depths of Collie was celebrated over the weekend with the return of the annual Roelands Village Festival.
The department has admitted multiple schools in the region had to cancel their in-term swimming programs as a result of the shortage, but would not be drawn on how many schools were affected.
Bunbury resident Bronwen English has been confirmed as Labor’s choice to contest the seat, which has been held by Brunswick-born Nola Marino for 14 years.
A pair of illegal marron fishers in the South West have been hit with almost $100,000 in fines after catching more than 400 marron — the biggest fine for illegal marron fishing in WA history.
The biggest unclaimed amount in the South West is for a Donnybrook resident who can claim a whopping $46,000.
Teachers, parents and police officers were coated in colour during Kingston Primary School’s colour run last week, with students running through hurdles to reach the end of the fun run course.
Tears, joy and champagne flowed freely at a household in Harvey when Brady Hough’s childhood dream was realised.
The iconic green of the Leschenault Cricket Club will be swapped for baby blue this Saturday, in memory of a seven-year-old girl who lost her battle with cancer last year.
Harvey-Benger were looking to make it two from two in the BDCA second grade when they hosted Eaton, but those hopes were quashed in controversial fashion.
Public consultation has begun for the new Waroona town centre revitalisation strategy, as the town looks to recapture a common identity.
Hundreds of students at Kingston Primary School dressed in bright colours and participated in activities last week to encourage acceptance and support and celebrate their unique differences.
The location of Australind’s multi-million dollar community precinct has finally been decided after plans to extend the consultation period were scrapped last week.
Tensions ran high in a packed Harvey Shire Council chamber last week as the fate of a vegetable grower’s contentious application to expand its horticultural operations was deferred until next year.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service showed off two new additions to its flying arsenal in Harvey last week, giving local clinicians and emergency crews the chance to see the new equipment.
Harvey Senior High School students have made friends in far away places and given Japan a look into the life of a country student after a first-time video call with the town’s sister city.
A heartwarming partnership caught the attention of the crowd at the Leschenault cricket ground earlier in November, with a father-son duo sharing the pitch for more than 33 overs.
Forestry industry workers staged a peaceful protest in Bunbury on Friday to coincide with the second meeting of the newly launched State-lead native forestry transition group.
A jubilant Brady Hough says he “wasn’t really expecting” to be drafted before being snapped up by the West Coast Eagles.
Luke McPherson & Jackson Barrett
Brady Hough has shot up the draft board and is now a West Coast Eagles player.
“We have not been given the extra funds or extra staff to push this so we must pull from our already extremely stretched resources.”
“We’re asking that people report any suspicious behaviour to police.”
Laurence Cain was treated for his first skin cancer at just 17 years old, finding even more lesions in his 30s. He hopes sharing his story for Skin Cancer Action Week might save someone else’s life.
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