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Changes give more choices for western lease vegetation management

New native vegetation laws have changed the way farmers can manage their properties to help increase productivity. Western Local Land Services has a comprehensive overview on its website of the changes to native veg laws and what is allowed and not allowed on Western leasehold and freehold properties. Also, the laws were changed several months ago that allowed farmers
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Shelley Lanes garden unveiled

Shelley Lanes garden unveiled MEMORIAL: A purple geisha girl tree and commemorative plaque were erected in memory of Shelly's life. Photo: CONTRIBUTED REMEMBERING: Students remember the life of Shelley Lane. Photo: CONTRIBUTED The Nyngan High School community, Jenny and Clark Lane along with family and friends have come together to celebrate the life of Shelley
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Yallingup shark alert

A shark warning has been issued for Canal Rocks in Yallingup after a whale carcass washed up on the rocks at Wyadup. Photographer Ian Wiese captured an image of the whale and saw a couple arrive to go diving for crayfish near the carcass. Mr Wiese said rangers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions had closed beaches in the area and a member of
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Our obsession with bling isn’t trivial. It makes us human

Related Story: Putting gold on food is back in fashion — but it's nothing new Related Story: Diamond industry set for shake-up as De Beers enters synthetic market Sparkly jewellery, expensive shoes, designer watches — who doesn't love a bit of "bling"? In 2017 Australians spent $28.5 billion on ornamenting themselves with clothing, cosmetics, and