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Calling budding artists, filmmakers, musicians and creatives

If you’re a practising or aspiring creative entrepreneur in the South West, you won’t want to miss the all-day Art & Tech Fest happening in Collie on 10 November 2018. The Art & Tech Fest event is being held to launch Global Entrepreneur Week, run by Operation Next Gen Collie – a group of emerging…

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Barber fit for a king

You’ll think you’re in heaven while you’re getting your hair trimmed at the newly refurbished Collie Mens Hairdressers, located in the Jones Arcade in Collie. Despite the name, Collie Mens Hairdressers caters for men’s cuts, ladies’ trims, and kids of all ages. It is a local, family-run business that employs local staff, boasting friendly service…

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Collie-based smash repairer bags awards

A Collie-based smash repair business has picked up two awards recently at the prestigious Car Craft Awards. Car Craft is a group of quality smash repairers that are recognised leaders in the smash repair industry. Every year Car Craft gives awards to approved car craft repairers. Ian Guppy & Co Smash Repairs was the proud…

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Take-or-pay security for coal

A TAKE-OR-PAY clause in the Synergy coal contract should provide confidence for those working in the industry and Collie in general. This is the view expressed by Collie shire councillors following a briefing from Premier Coal operations manager Jim Falconer at the last Collie Shire Council meeting. Mr Falconer told councillors that Premier’s contract with…

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Collie Coal Cup celebrates 30th year

Coal Cup

Collie will host 41 volleyball teams next month for the 30th annual Collie Coal Cup. Coal Cup is the only regional volleyball tournament of its kind in WA and has grown in popularity every year, with registrations filling weeks out from the event. The tournament attracts 300 players, as well as supporters and spectators, so…

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Celebrate the Quokka’s Birthday at Wellington Forest

September 15th is the official birthday of the Quokka, and also the beginning of a ‘Give a Dam about the Quokka!?’ campaign being run by Living Legacy Forest. The mainland quokka is critically low in numbers, with a large percentage of their species being wiped out in the 2015 Northcliffe fires. They really need all…

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Motorplex hosts State Road Racing Championships

Round 4 of the Hydroquip 2019 WA State Championships is being held this Sunday, 13 October, at the Collie Motorplex. Practice from 9am, racing from 11am, with classes including Superbikes, Supersports, Sidecars, Production and Clubman. Gates open at 9am, with FREE entry for spectators and canteen open from 7am. For competitors, entry lists, pit bay allocations…

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Country musician achieves fashion dreams

Collie’s beloved country musician, Kate Hindle, has shown she’s a multi-faceted talent on all stages of all kinds. Kate was awarded the WA sash for Miss Fashion Week Australia, earning her the right to compete in the Melbourne finals. Kate’s performance in the photo shoot, interview, formalwear, activewear and black wear with a catwalk categories,…

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Labour of love for Collie’s top gardener

Linda Miller’s stunning hill-side garden took out the top prize for the complete garden section in this year’s Keeping Up Appearances garden competition, with Nancy Riley second and Donna and Andrew Whitney third. Ian Moody had the best edible garden, Fairview Primary won the schools section and Viviana and Tony Kent won the Waterwise category. First-time…

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Shop in Collie this festive season for a chance to win

Customers from all over the South West can be in for the chance to win a $3500 shopping spree, just by doing your Christmas shopping this year in participating Collie businesses. The Collie Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Buy Local Christmas Competition, where every $50 spent in participating stores gains a ticket into…

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