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Finally, time for the Ballan Red Cross flower show

It’s bloomin’ wonderful … finally. Spring has sprung and the roses are out … albeit a little late. And the annual Ballan Red Cross flower...

Blue Light Disco back in its groove

Police are expecting a dancefloor packed with young groovers when they host Melton’s first Blue Light Disco in more than 15 years. The disco, to...

Wildlife Victoria talk on the wild side

If you’ve ever spotted a lizard in your backyard, found a possum in your roof or seen a dozen roos in a paddock nearby,...

Enjoy the fruits of spring at the Strawberries and Cherries Weekend

As spring fever descends on Bacchus Marsh, tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to town for the annual Strawberries and Cherries...

Sacrifice of others remembered on Remembrance Day

Kevin Murray will spend his Friday commemorating the dead and celebrating the living. He’s inviting Melton and Moorabool families to do the same when Melton...

Miranda Brockman cello call to aid refugees

Being so far removed from the conflict zones, it’s sometimes hard to really understand the struggles asylum seekers and refugees face, Miranda Brockman says. But...

Djerriwarrh Festival shines again

Crowds of festival-goers packed Melton’s 37th Djerriwarrh Festival at the weekend. The day kicked off with a street parade of storytime characters heading down High...

Diggers Rest residents invited to dig in

Diggers Rest residents are being invited to learn about the art of growing their own carrots, spuds and beans at a workshop this weekend. Bloomdale...

Night of the zombies at Bacchus Marsh

Kids, get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. Dozens of young zombies will be dragging their rotten limbs across the Public Hall on Saturday. So, are...

National Bird Week celebrations a joy in Melton

Melton has an amazing array of bird life – from the majestic wedge-tailed eagles to the tiny diamond firetails. So, it’s only fitting these wild...

Green thumbs urged to show passion at Bacchus Marsh Horticulture Show

The Bacchus Marsh Horticulture Show is more than your “typical flower show”. The region’s green thumbs are being invited to enter their plants, vegies and...

Bacchus Marsh BMX bandits off to Bendigo

When Sam Simmonds watches her son Hunter on a BMX bike, her jaw drops. At six years of age, Hunter is a master of the...

Let the Toolern Creek waterways flow

Lyn Holdsworth used to drive past the Toolern Creek thinking how “disgusting” it looked. It was overgrown, with weeds and rubbish lining the bed of...

For lovers of the classics at Bacchus Marsh, the annual Hot Rod Car Show...

Hundreds of custom-made vintage cars and bikes will be on display in Bacchus Marsh next month. The annual Hot Rod Car Show is returning for...

Willows Quilting Group bi-annual exhibition

Dozens of colourful quilt samples produced by Melton and Swiss women will be displayed as part of a biennial quilting exhibition. Melton-based Willows Quilting Group...

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Thoroughbreds back on winners list

Melton Thoroughbreds are back on the winners list in the Big V men’s division 2 competition. After dropping matches either side of a bye, the...

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