Dairy farms and horticulture operations across the South West could benefit from an influx of skilled migrant workers under a deal struck between the Shire of Dardanup and the Federal Government.
The Lower South West has suffered another great loss for the region after it was announced last week the Warren District Agricultural Show would not go ahead because of COVID-19 concerns.
Their old wooden bat attracted attention from across the nation after it was put up in 2015 but was taken down in October last year because of wear and tear.
Northampton Shire President Liz Sudlow says ongoing power cuts in the Mid West town are having a “profound” impact on local farmers.
Regional WA’s crippling labour shortage has been laid bare in the small Mid West town of Mingenew, where its only supermarket temporarily closed this week because it doesn’t have enough qualified workers.
The $340,000 project will transformed into a space for community arts and cultural groups, while preserving the heritage of the 127 year old building for tourists.
Home Valley Station will for the first time be accessible to tourists over the wet season, with a new culturally-focussed air tour to be launched early next year under new managers Balanggarra Ventures.
Christmas in Carnarvon will be celebrated like never before after the embattled Gascoyne town continues its recovery from the frantic search to find little Cleo Smith
“A lot of the beef and the lamb is, if not from our farm, from local Gingin farms. I think people love that idea so it’s working really well.”
Public transport could soon be on the road in Esperance as the Shire meets to consider a 12-month trial of a town bus service
WAFarmers members and supporters turned out in droves to celebrate the official opening of the farm advocacy group’s new office in Bentley.
The first dedicated advocate for country students says she has a “huge job” ahead of her as she aims to give regional students a voice.
Northern Wheatbelt and Gascoyne-Murchison residents can learn how to become “drought resilience leaders” at a series of free workshops.
Bencubbin youngster Jack Waters has been ranked highest in Australia across various farming events at the WorldSkills National Championships, while his team won gold for WA.
The Kojonup community and plenty of visitors gathered for the premiere screening of Homespun at The Kodja Place on November 5.
Lake Grace Shire president Len Armstrong has slammed proposed reforms to WA’s Local Government Act that would see four positions on his council axed.
Homespun creator, producer and actor Bec Bignell’s heart was filled with pride when she debuted her film at its home in Kojonup earlier this month.
The family of late Merredin farmer Jordan Lynch have received an unforgettable helping hand, with the small Wheatbelt community coming together to harvest their crops in a mammoth group effort.
“What a wonderful thing this group have done for the veterans.”
After a “distressing” five months protecting historical artefacts and heirlooms from water damage, Mingenew is celebrating the restoration of its treasured museum damaged by cyclone Seroja.
One of WA’s richest rodeos attracted a stream of gold performances from some of the State’s best competitors last Saturday.
For the sixth year in a row, animal health company Zoetis has raised $100,000 for much-needed mental health services in rural Australia.
Insured homeowners who suffered damage from cyclone Seroja are now eligible for joint Federal and State Government grants of up to $20,000.
Many have turned to platforms including WhatsApp and Facebook to create chat groups where they can keep updated during natural disasters.
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