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Empowering Chicks Helping the Third World

Empowering Chicks Helping the Third World

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Slideshow

Sparkling passionfruit and guava prosecco, poached peach or caramelised pineapple and coconut pavlova? Empowering Chicks' triple scented soy candles smell good enough to eat. Hand made by founders and Perth businesswomen Louise Garland, Katie Lefroy and Priscilla Hogan, the candles also come with...

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 16, 2017


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Become a cartoonist, writer or a potato painter at the Act-Belong-Commit HeARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival 2017. The month long festival begins with an open day on Saturday, 20 May, at Midland Junction Arts Centre from 10am to 3pm. Families can book into a free workshop...

This Year Could be Deadliest for WA Motorcyclists

This Year Could be Deadliest for WA Motorcyclists

Jack Cooksey, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


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Motorcycle deaths in WA this year are on track to be the highest on record. Last year there were 28 motorbike fatalities in Metropolitan WA and statistics show this year there have already been 14. David Wright from the Motorcycle Riders Association WA told ECU Daily that both motorcyclist and...

Joondalup Leafy City Program

Joondalup Leafy City Program

May 16, 2017


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Venine Palm, Reporter Residents with approved applications will have trees planted on the verge in front of their property between May and August. Joondalup resident, Samantha Wyndham, said she was enthusiastic about the council initiative. “I think the trees are a great idea. These days...

Netflix Held Ransom by Online Hackers

Netflix Held Ransom by Online Hackers

Elliot Turner, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

After Netflix's refusal to cave in to ransom demands, online hackers have released 10 episodes of Orange Is The New Black onto illegal site Piratebay. The group claiming responsibility for the theft of the TV drama calls itself "The Dark Overlord". Mystery still surrounds the identity of the cyber-criminals....

Swiping Right for Female Trolls

Yvonne Ardley, Staff

May 9, 2017


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A study of 375 adults across Australia has found that women are just as likely to ‘troll’ on popular dating app, Tinder, as men.   The study published in Canadian journal Personality and Individual Differences, edited by psychology professor Donald Saklofske, comes at a time where online...

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

May 9, 2017


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Two WA councils have joined the cause for marriage equality, passing motions calling on the Federal Government to legalise marriage for people of diverse sexuality and gender. Fremantle Council and Bayswater Council voted on Wednesday 26 April to show public support for same-sex marriage. Fremantle...

Mother’s Day Market Spectacular

Mother’s Day Market Spectacular

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 9, 2017


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Perth Makers Market, held at Heathcote Cultural Precinct, will boast a Mother’s Day Market Spectacular on Sunday, 14 May. The event will feature 150 unique stalls that include an artist studio open day, museum, gallery, live music, food and charity stalls. The market will also offer mini-manicures,...

Convenient But Costly Qantas Hop to London

Convenient But Costly Qantas Hop to London

Jack Cooksey, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2017


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Qantas's much-heralded, non-stop flights from Perth to London will change travel on the Kangaroo route forever. The flight will become the world's third longest commercial run at 8,989 miles. The new long flights are only possible due to the introduction of the Boeing 787 - which will fly the 18-hour...

Honey Festival to Keep Bee Industry Buzzing

Honey Festival to Keep Bee Industry Buzzing

Blair Jackson

May 5, 2017


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  The Honey Festival, taking place in the Swan Valley on Sunday, is part of a renewed push by the beekeeping industry to generate buzz.   Part of Bee Month, the festival is held at The House of Honey in Herne Hill. There will be cake competitions and demonstrations of beekeeping equipment.   Managing...

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