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Pippa’s story an inspirational tale

Pippa Hutchinson was a finalist in the Telstra Women’s Business Awards.

APPLECROSS woman Pippa Hutchinson does not let hurdles get in her way. more »

Medal for Tanya’s India charity work

Tanya Pinto has won the 2011 John Curtin Medal.

TANYA Pinto spent a good part of 2005 walking the streets of Calcutta, India, watching as children and babies lived on the streets, begged for money, slept on pavements and foraged through trash. more »

Young student shows initiative to win medal

Youngest Naidoc medal recipient Charlize Kazmer with Dylan Williams (left) and Clinton Braddick.

A PRE-PRIMARY student from Bicton Primary School has become the youngest recipient of the Prime Minister’s Naidoc Medal as part of the 2011 Naidoc Week School Initiatives Competition. more »

The spirit of invention

Spirit of Flynn winner Greg Schouten. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d363071

ROYAL Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) pilot Greg Schouten put his background in electronics to work recently by inventing a portable alarm system that would warn of oxygen failure on life-support patients during a flight. more »

Curtin researcher has underground solution

Ali Saeedi’s study into storing carbon dioxide underground has won him a Springer Series prize.

AS the spotlight shines ever brighter on carbon emissions, a Curtin University fellow has produced award-winning research into technology that could help reduce carbon emissions in Australia. more »

Caring his motivation

Adam Coleman is the new director of nursing at St John of God Hospital, Murdoch. Picture: Martin Kennealey<B> </B>www.communitypix.com.au   d359606

ADAM Coleman will call on his 26 years’ experience in health care to support his new role as the director of nursing at St John of God Hospital Murdoch. more »

Life below poverty line

Paul Mason lived on $2 a day to raise awareness and funds for the poverty-stricken. Picture: Martin Kennealey<B> </B>   d358737

ALFRED Cove resident Paul Mason lived off just $2 a day last week to raise awareness and funds to fight extreme poverty. more »

Santa Maria College eight pit wits in Brain Bee Challenge

  Teacher Janet Priest with (back) Alanna van Mierlo, Gabrielle Scheggia, Monique Ziegelaar, Teressa Maines, Suzanna D

A GROUP of eight students from Santa Maria College will head to UWA today to take part in the WA final of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge. more »

CEO gets top honour

Oakajee Port and Rail CEO John Langoulant has been honoured for his industry success. Picture: Marcus Whisson d356796

LEEMING’S John Langoulant has received one of the State’s highest honours, awarded the top prize for the Industry and Commerce section of the WA Citizen of the Year Award . more »

Biking it across the sea

Katherine McKinnon and three friends will pedal 400km for charity. Picture: Martin Kennealey      d356097

NOT content to cycle around her neighbourhood, 21-year-old Katherine McKinnon from Bull Creek is taking her bike to England to compete in a 400km ride for charity. more »

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