School leavers raved, revelled and rocked this week, celebrating the end of a tumultuous year at the only official Leavers celebration in the country.
A changing of the guard for the WA Liberal Party has thrust Vasse MLA Libby Mettam into the limelight.
Urgent calls for blood donors last week have seen high demand and pleas for a Capes-based donation site.
Busselton police were overwhelmed with the support they received last month at their fundraiser for the Police Family Assistance Council.
They dodged the worst of the disruption to their final school year and miraculously this week WA’s class of 2020 were Australia’s only school leavers to celebrate at an official event.
Vasse MLA Libby Mettam has appealed to various State ministers this week after another fatal crash occurred along the deadly Bussell Highway.
Big achievements continued to flow out of the Capes region this month when Swings and Roundabouts won an award for best outdoor venue.
Last week was National Recycling Week, and South West residents proved savvy at sorting their rubbish, with the area recorded as having the highest regional Containers for Change returns in the State.
The State Government is under pressure to explain how it will address a critical shortage of seasonal workers.
Mental health services in Busselton have received a significant boost, with headspace Busselton opening a new premises.
Turtle eggs and young have high mortality — The South Western snake-necked or oblong turtle can often be seen as roadkill between October and January each year.
South West runners looking to push themselves are being encouraged to nominate for the Busselton Runners Club’s Half Marathon.
Dunsborough School of Ballet will next month see its talented students perform a long-awaited rendition of The Nutcracker at Happs Winery.
A nine day exhibition representing forgotten women artists from the South West region will kick off this weekend at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany.
Up to 5000 Leavers took to Meelup today as the popular beach was closed to the public for day three celebrations of the week long event. SEE ALL THE IMAGES FROM DAY THREE.
Kelsey Reid & Rangi Hirini
With just two more days left of the State’s only official Leavers celebration, it appears some high school graduates will be leaving the South West with more than just memories.
Kelsey Reid, Rangi Hirini
Some school leavers took the first night of celebrations a little too far last night — with visits to the Dunsborough schoolies medical tent nearly 50 per cent higher than last year’s figures.
Charlotte Elton & Kelsey Reid
The shocking spate of double fatalities on South West roads continued at the weekend when two women were killed on a notorious stretch of Bussell Highway near Ludlow.
The school leavers of 2020 enjoyed a huge first day in Dunsborough yesterday — and the party continued well into the early hours of the morning. SEE THE PHOTOGRAPHS HERE
They lined up for hours to register for Dunsborough’s COVID-safe Leavers event and it was all worthwhile as the graduating class of 2020 partied well into the night. SEE THE PICTURES
A woman’s body has washed up in WA’s South West a month after a 23-year-old was swept off nearby rocks.
Two women have died and a man remains in hospital following a horror smash in Ludlow on Friday — the second fatal crash on the notorious stretch of Bussell Highway in two weeks.
City Farmers Busselton is one of 39 stores across WA selling Christmas tree decorations for the Tree of Hope appeal to aid the survival of animals across Western Australia.
Port Geographe residents sick of stinking seaweed piling up in their suburb have slammed a new Department of Transport plan.
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