Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clare Varcoe

September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from the air and puts it into the ground to feed other plants, but unlike artificial fertilisers, it doesn’t...

Severe weather: a part of Perth’s landscape

Illustrates Perth's 2010 freak storm.

Rhys Gardiner, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Wild weather has returned to the news once again as Perth is battered by the last gasps of the cyclone season. However, it is far from the first time the city has been lashed by the elements. The remnants of tropical cyclone Mangga passed over the metro area on May 24, causing damage to property...

Perth online marketplace launching to help small businesses

Perth Happenings Online Marketplace poster.

Amber Wilkinson

April 1, 2020

A new online marketplace has launched to help WA businesses doing it tough as a result of the Coronavirus. The initiative was sparked by Perth local Pieta Sharpe, the director of blog, Perth Happenings - a site focusing on WA events and businesses. When the government announced event cancellations...

Council to debate Barbagallo Raceway expansion

The start-finish straight on the current layout of Barbagallo Raceway

Eddie Scown, Reporter

March 10, 2020

A new circuit, dirt track and BMX club could be on the cards, if Wanneroo council endorses a radical plan to expand facilities at Barbagallo Raceway. The proposal, first tabled in 2017, is estimated to cost $231m over the next 10 years. Land north of the existing track, between Hopkins and Orchid...

Chillin’ with The Spring Peaks

Photo Credit: Brenton Innate

Abby Marlborough, Reporter

May 17, 2018

If you are ever looking for some local indie rock tunes, The Spring Peaks is probably a band you should be checking out. The Spring Peaks will be helping out City Calm Down at Metropolis Fremantle in June, and they spoke to NewsVineWA about why they do what they do. The way to describe the band's...

Revelations at Luna

Luna Leederville, on the corner of Oxford and Vincent Street

Linton Price, Reporter

May 16, 2018

The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is back, running from Thursday, July 5 to Wednesday, July 18. The Festival has been running annually since 1997 and hosts filmmakers from around Australia and the world. With humble origins as a small celebration of film, the Festival now attracts more...

A new leaf for hemp farming

Chris Blake at his hemp farm

Ryan Ausden, ECU Reporter

April 26, 2018

WA Parliamentarians are mulling over whether to change the law to make life easier for farmers growing the kind of cannabis that can be made into clothing and food. The parliamentary debate is over the Industrial Hemp Amendment Bill (2018). The bill has passed the second reading stage and was adjourned...

What’s on this week

Fremantle Street Arts Festival

Ryan Ausden, Reporter

March 29, 2018

We are now well and truly into the season of Autumn with March coming to an end and Easter right around the corner. However, don’t let this get you down, there’s still plenty of events on in our fantastic city and certainly something you can do to get away from the family buzz of an Easter weekend. Here’s...

Ella Munro: A modern day Janis Joplin.

Image of Ella Munro.
Courtesy of Avalon Haloho.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017

Ella Munro is a 23-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Perth, WA. In her short life, she has experienced what she describes as a ‘series of unfortunate events’. These events include homelessness and a near death experience. This has encouraged personal growth that she expresses musically. Munro’s...

What’s on in November

Credit: Secret Sets

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 23, 2017

With more hot days on the way there are plenty of events this November to get you moving in the sunshine. The Great Fremantle Race A charity food drive with a difference in Fremantle on Sunday November 5. Racing teams are encouraged to wear their brightest matching costumes and fill their d...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Suspension of disbelief

Body suspension. Dan Zeplin Media.

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017

Sometimes we need pain to contrast the pleasures in life. Without it we wouldn’t have anything to measure our happiness against. But what if pain could bring pleasure? While most people don’t even have their ears pierced, some are willing to be hung from the ceiling by sharp hooks. Body suspension...

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