Fire levy rise to fund rural fire division

IT’S not the independent rural fire service they were seeking, but WA’s volunteer firefighters and farm lobby groups have welcomed an announcement from the State Government that will see a new Rural Fire Division established within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
IT’S not the independent rural fire service they were seeking, but WA’s volunteer firefighters and farm lobby groups have welcomed an announcement from the State Government that will see a new Rural Fire Division established within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
23 Apr 18 THE world’s increasing thirst for beer is at risk of crashing head-long into a declining trend in malt barley production.
THE inaugural Best of the West Stockman’s Challenge will test its competitors this weekend as they compete in challenges.
19 Apr 18 THE inaugural Best of the West Stockman’s Challenge will test its competitors this weekend as they compete in challenges.
STOCKDALE Pastoral assistant herd manager, 24-year-old Jack Day, is a young gun with nothing but love for the people and the animals he works with.
17 Apr 18 STOCKDALE Pastoral assistant herd manager, 24-year-old Jack Day, is a young gun with nothing but love for the people and the animals he works with.
16 Apr 18  2 LIKE all Australians, farmers in WA respect and expect a fair go.
EVER since he was a child, 25-year-old Alex Davies had his sights set on being a research agronomist. 
He idolised agronomists for being able to help farmers and fix problems with their soils and crops and aspired to have a job where he could work one-on-one with producers.
16 Apr 18 EVER since he was a child, 25-year-old Alex Davies had his sights set on being a research agronomist. He idolised agronomists for being able to help farmers and fix problems with their...
IN the middle of nowhere, bordering desert country and an abandoned mine shaft stands the National Hotel at Sandstone.
11 Apr 18  1 IN the middle of nowhere, bordering desert country and an abandoned mine shaft stands the National Hotel at Sandstone.
WHEN it comes to visiting country pubs of historical significance in Western Australia, it would be pretty hard not to have York’s Castle Hotel at the top of the list.
10 Apr 18 WHEN it comes to visiting country pubs of historical significance in Western Australia, it would be pretty hard not to have York’s Castle Hotel at the top of the list.
A HORSE walks up to a pub and pokes his nose through the door.
Don’t bother trying to find a punch line – this is just a standard day at the Grand Hotel Kookynie as Willie the horse makes his afternoon rounds.
09 Apr 18 A HORSE walks up to a pub and pokes his nose through the door. Don’t bother trying to find a punch line – this is just a standard day at the Grand Hotel Kookynie as Willie the horse...
FANCY watching the excitement and grandeur of a polo match while sinking your bare feet into the white sands of one of the world’s most famous beaches?
08 Apr 18 FANCY watching the excitement and grandeur of a polo match while sinking your bare feet into the white sands of one of the world’s most famous beaches?
SO, you may ask, what is all the fuss about truffles?
And by truffles, we’re not talking about the small, round, sweet chocolate variety that feature prominently around Christmas time.
07 Apr 18 SO, you may ask, what is all the fuss about truffles? And by truffles, we’re not talking about the small, round, sweet chocolate variety that feature prominently around Christmas time.
POPULAR WA author Fleur McDonald has released her latest novel Fool’s Good, which goes in a different direction to her previous offerings.
05 Apr 18 POPULAR WA author Fleur McDonald has released her latest novel Fool’s Good, which goes in a different direction to her previous offerings.
THE top end of Western Australia couldn’t be more beautiful, with pristine gorges and picturesque landscapes.
05 Apr 18 THE top end of Western Australia couldn’t be more beautiful, with pristine gorges and picturesque landscapes.
AN abundance of fresh, local, seasonal produce grown practically on my doorstep, 365 days of the year?
Yes please Pemberton.
04 Apr 18 AN abundance of fresh, local, seasonal produce grown practically on my doorstep, 365 days of the year? Yes please Pemberton.
VINTAGE and classic motor cars are set to fill the streets of Albany once again for the annual Albany Motor Classic.
04 Apr 18 VINTAGE and classic motor cars are set to fill the streets of Albany once again for the annual Albany Motor Classic.
IT seems to becoming less common that young people want to work for their parents’ business, particularly in rural areas, but the Earnshaw family from Lake Grace appears to be defying the odds.
31 Mar 18 IT seems to becoming less common that young people want to work for their parents’ business, particularly in rural areas, but the Earnshaw family from Lake Grace appears to be defying...
23 Mar 18 VOLUNTEERING is bred into the Abbott family at Wagin with three generations helping out at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama.
VETERINARY science seems like the perfect career choice for 22-year-old young gun Bridie Luers who has always had a passion for animals, growing up on her family’s farm at Kellerberrin.
12 Mar 18 VETERINARY science seems like the perfect career choice for 22-year-old young gun Bridie Luers who has always had a passion for animals, growing up on her family’s farm at Kellerberrin.
A PUSH in the right direction was all young gun Elly Mckenney, 21, needed to fall into the agricultural industry.
11 Mar 18 A PUSH in the right direction was all young gun Elly Mckenney, 21, needed to fall into the agricultural industry.
09 Mar 18 CURTIN University has started its consultation process with key industry stakeholders as it determines the course outline for a new agribusiness degree planned for the Muresk Institute.
THE digital age has helped to advance the agricultural industry in countless ways, with drones, apps and software technology all making farming life easier.
09 Mar 18 THE digital age has helped to advance the agricultural industry in countless ways, with drones, apps and software technology all making farming life easier.
IT has been a year of firsts for the Country Women's Association of WA (CWA) and the trend continued last week with the official opening of the association's first online branch.
07 Mar 18 IT has been a year of firsts for the Country Women's Association of WA (CWA) and the trend continued last week with the official opening of the association's first online branch.

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Good to know that thousands of caring people in all walks of life oppose the cruel live animal
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Good to know that thousands of caring people in all walks of life oppose the cruel live animal
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Good to know thousands of caring people in all walks of life oppose the cruel live animal trade.
FARMERS about to spray paddocks prior to sowing this season’s crops may find bargain prices for some herbicides have dried up.20 Apr 18 FARMERS about to spray paddocks prior to sowing this season’s crops may find bargain prices for some herbicides have...
The rooftop ballroom at Aloft Hotel overlooking Perth city skyline, Optus Stadium and the Swan River was a fitting venue on Saturday night to applaud the pinnacle of Elders Real Estate achievements for the past 12 months.14 Apr 18 The rooftop ballroom at Aloft Hotel overlooking Perth city skyline, Optus Stadium and the Swan River was a fitting...