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Preschool receive funding boost

Nyngan Preschool have received $15,000 to enhance the quality of their service under the NSW Governments Quality Learning Environments fund. Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has welcomed the funding, which was awarded to three Barwon preschools. “Nyngan Pre School will put the funding towards a sensory garden, including different ground surfaces, vertical music
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Augusta abalone continues to open doors for producer

Augusta abalone continues to open doors for producer Growing success: Brad Adams (right) with the head of China's largest abalone producer. The Fujian Province of China produces the largest numbers of abalone globally. Photos: Supplied Australia is the worlds largest supplier of wild catch abalone, a popular choice for discerning consumers. Managing Director of
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Tidy Towns in targets as judges visit South West

In town: Tidy Towns judges Rhonda and Peter Ashton (left) with Cowaramup stalwarts Tiny Bell and Jill Turton, and AMR Shire's Jackie Dickson. Photo: Nicky Lefebvre Judges for this years Tidy Towns competition stopped in Cowaramup this week to meet with local representatives and visit areas of note around the town. Shire Waste Education and Project Officer Jackie
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Ministers challenge: Ill drive you out to see how bad roo plague is

As farmers battle to maintain pastures in the drought, they have hailed the NSW Governments relaxation of regulations on culling kangaroos on farm as timely and overdue. Baradine farmer and cotton agronomist Brad Purdy, “Raheen”, said the action was needed to address an issue that is on “everyones lips” around where he lives (and also in most of central and western
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Clontarf Academy Dubbo set to benefit after raffle prize donation

Indigenous students at Dubbos Clontarf Academy are set to benefit after a raffle prize was donated from an unexpected source. Ag n Vet Services Dubbo ran a competition, where customers could win a Suzuki DRZ70 valued at $2200. The winner was Fergus Job from Toongi Pastoral Company. But Mr Job decided to donate the bike to the Dubbo Clontarf Academy, who plan to raffle
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Ministers challenge: Ill drive you out to see how bad roo plague is

As farmers battle to maintain pastures in the drought, they have hailed the NSW Governments relaxation of regulations on culling kangaroos on farm as timely and overdue. Baradine farmer and cotton agronomist Brad Purdy, “Raheen”, said the action was needed to address an issue that is on “everyones lips” around where he lives (and also in most of central and western
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Busselton shortlisted for Qantas Academy

Busselton is in the running to be the home of the new Qantas Group Pilot Academy. The Qantas Group released a shortlist of the nine regional cities on June 22. The academy, which is due to open its doors in 2019, is part of the Qantas Groups plans to build a long-term talent pipeline for its airlines and meet the increasing need for skilled aviators in one of the worlds