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WA’s biggest smoking barbecue is no bull

Busselton friends Chris Richards and Matt Suriani have built WA's biggest smoking barbecue with help from the Cowaramup Men's Shed. It all started two years ago when Mr Richards and Suriani decided to create a smoking BBQ using an old 44 gallon drum in their backyard. They were at the
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Yallingup named Australia’s best town

There is plenty to love about Yallingup, a Western Australian hot spot known for its world class beaches, surf, wineries, breweries, restaurants and hotels. But now the cat is out of the bag with one of WA's favourite playgrounds being named Australia's best town by Australian Traveller magazine. Australian Traveller Media editorial director Leigh-Ann Pow said
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The great Gaston returns home after 19 day ‘adventure’

After 19 days lost in the cold and an intensive search undertaken by countless community members, a beloved Margaret River pet has been returned home to his family. Gaston, a 4 year old Bull Terrier owned by Donna McClelland, was lost along with his younger counterpart, Hella, on a day trip east of Margaret River. "It was just me and the puppers and a friend, and I took
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Man denies murder in WA’s south

A 31-year-old man charged over a murder at a property in Western Australia's south will stand trial. Samuel Darryl Riley, also 31, was found dead in his West Busselton home on October 30, 2018. Benjamin John Elliott faced Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on Wednesday via video link from prison where he pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Riley some time between
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Barwon-Darling’s sorry state laid bare

THE Barwon-Darling River system is an ecosystem in crisis, says a damning draft review of the system's unregulated and alluvial water sharing plan of 2012. Fish kills, community dissent and the fact towns are running out of drinking water spurred the review. The draft review, released by the Natural Resources Commission on Wednesday, says communities living along the
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Special treat at the library’s Biggest Morning Tea

The NSW state librarian was in for a special treat when he visited the Nyngan library on Thursday. The NSW state librarian Dr John Vallance and the manager of the state library services Cameron Morley were in town to admire the work completed under a state funding grant, but also to eat cupcakes as part of the Biggest Morning Tea. Nyngan library manager Maria Kinsey said
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Police looking for bong found bags, ice in driver’s car

A 21-year-old man caught driving under the influence of drugs for the second time in less than a year has been fined. Nathan Lindsay Shone was pulled over by police for a random drug test in Nyngan on the afternoon of November 23. READ ALSO: Three plead not guilty to emergency service depot thefts in state's west The test produced a positive result and police asked