Kasper Johansen is a journalist at the Harvey-Waroona Reporter covering all things local including news, council and lifestyle. His passion for writing led him to a career in journalism.
“Australia Day is a celebration of our country,” these are the words of Noongar Elder and Harvey resident Lesley Ugle who has been a part of community Australia Day celebrations for just under half a century.
A smorgasbord of Australia Day breakfast celebrations will be taking place across the Harvey and Waroona Shires this year, even if residents will now be forced to wear masks for both indoor and outdoor events.
The Peel-Harvey Biosecurity Group is now offering a range of traps, sprayers, tree poppers and cameras to assist farmers in the removal of declared pests and weeds.
Harvey’s museum has been one of the first to receive a Federal Government grant set to upgrade the telling of regional WA’s oldest stories.
Slipping, sliding and sausage sizzling were all part of Yarloop Community Resource Centre’s Water Fun Day, which offered residents a chance to cool off and take a break from the pandemic blues.
The reconstruction of one of Yarloop’s most significant town sites has begun with the first stage of construction set to be completed by the end of this year.
Employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers could soon be boosted as the Peel and upper South-West regions make way for an improved employability focused program.
Harvey and Waroona residents have embraced masks after it was reintroduced this week, but business owners say it has not been all smooth sailing since the rule came back in place.
Closing out three days of international film screenings the Festival Hub Sundowner — held on Saturday, January 15 — offered attendees live music, refreshments and the opportunity to talk film.
Threats of a bushfire have lead to a Shire-wide ban on all harvesting operations, roadworks and certain vehicle use over the next four days.
Harvey’s youngest drama kings and queens have taken part in a series of workshops based on one of Shaun Tan’s most famous picture books.
Toe tapping and hip swinging are set to christen the refurbished Yarloop Hall as Yarloop’s Country Women’s Association hosts its 2022 supper dance.
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