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School marks opening of STEM facilities with launch

Geraldton Grammar School students now have access to modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics facilities after the official opening of the school's new STEM building last week. Despite being used for classes since May, school officials, board members and local dignitaries turned out for an official opening ceremony of the $3m faci... read more »

Goldfields towns call for cashless card

Two Goldfields towns are pushing for the roll-out of the cashless debit card now on trial in Kununurra and Wyndham. The Federal Government is scouting for a third trial site for the card, which quarantines 80 per cent of welfare recipients' payments and cannot be used to buy alcohol or gamble, after it was introduced in the East Kimberley and So... read more »

Shires share in Federal road funding

Funding for road maintenance and construction has been allocated to local governments throughout the Kimberley. Under the Federal Government's Roads to Recovery program, the Shire of Broome will receive $267,057, the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley $256,242, and the Shire of Halls Creek $746,687. Councils across the country have so far used the... read more »

Roads get funding

More than $1 million has been awarded to the City of Karratha to assist in local road construction and maintenance. The Federal Government's Roads to Recovery program has provided $1.37 million to the City, and a further $336,787 to the Shire of East Pilbara for Pilbara roads. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said the prog... read more »

Three-city test points to lowest meth use

A study of WA's drug-laden sewage has shown that of the three main cities tested, Geraldton has the lowest methamphetamine content. Over the course of three seven-day samples taken in January, March and May, tests of Geraldton's wastewater revealed average meth consumption for the city as a whole was 165g a week, or 8.58kg a year, given a purity... read more »

Kimberley Girl entries open

Renowned leadership program Kimberley Girl is set to inspire even more young women to reach for the stars after entries opened for this year's event. Now in its 13th year, the program, run by Goolarri Media Enterprises, has become an institution in the region that encourages hundreds of indigenous girls to follow their dreams and become role mod... read more »

Durack MP basks in poll victory

The Australian Electoral Commission officially declared all results within the Federal seat of Durack on Tuesday. Sitting Liberal member Melissa Price was re-elected for a second term, after a comprehensive victory over Labor candidate Carol Martin. Since her victory, Ms Price said she had been able to spend some time with family and continue... read more »

Cossack captivates with art awards

Cossack camfr alive last Saturday night when hundreds flocked to the historic town for the 2016 Cossack Art Awards. More than $100,000 in prize money was awarded across 10 categories, with WA artist MaryLynne Stratton winning best overall artwork for her piece, Radiant Mirage. Stratton said she was ecstatic and grateful to have taken out the ... read more »

Regions pool investor data

A one-stop shop for investment has been launched by three of WA's Regional Development Australia offices to pitch big-ticket projects to national and international investors. The Mid and North Western Australia Investment Portfolio was launched in Perth last week in front of a crowd of more than 140 participants, including former deputy prime mi... read more »

Price retains her seat

Melissa Price has been officially declared re-elected to the Federal seat of Durack. The Australian Electoral Commission made the announcement on Thursday. An event to finalise the results will be held at 9am today at the AEC office, Batavia Marina, Level 1, unit 5/11 Wiebbe Hayes Lane, Geraldton. Source: Geraldton Guardian. read more »

Radiant artwork

Yallingup artist Mary-Lynne Stratton took out the top gong at the prestigious Cossack Art Awards last Saturday night. City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long presented Stratton with Best Overall Artwork for her piece Radiant Mirage. Cossack came alive last Saturday night when hundreds flocked to the historic town for the 2016 Cossack Art Awards. Mo... read more »

Plea for more bush ministers

Liberal MP Melissa Price, who represents Australia's largest seat, has criticised the lack of regional Liberals in Malcolm Turnbull's new ministry. The Prime Minister this week expanded his Cabinet to accommodate the Nationals, who had demanded extra representation because of their strong performance at the Federal election. But Ms Price, who... read more »

Price keeps firm grip on Durack seat

Liberal MP Melissa Price has maintained a firm grip on the seat of Durack despite high-profile Labor candidate Carol Martin slightly narrowing the two-party preferred margin. As counting continued on Monday, Ms Price held 61.61 per cent of the two-party preferred vote to Ms Martin's 34.96 per cent with 103 of 115 polling places in Durack returne... read more »

Cautious support for trade deal

As the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) moves closer to becoming a reality, Mid West politicians have adopted cautious bipartisan support for the agreement, which is expected to benefit the State's farming industry. The TPP involves 12 countries: US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Pe... read more »

Price aims to fulfil pledges

Liberal MP Melissa Price says she doesn't expect a looming hung parliament or significantly reduced government majority to affect any of the promises she made to voters during the campaign. In recent weeks, Ms Price and the Liberal Party announced millions of dollars would be spent in the North West under a re-elected coalition Government, inclu... read more »
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